Foss Maritime wins Seattle appeal

first_imgThe ruling affirms the traditional uses of Foss Maritime’s facilities are consistent with long-standing practices for handling diverse cargo and mooring vessels, as well as with state law and city code.In May 2015, the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development said that Terminal 5 cannot serve as a home port for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet under its current shoreline permit, because its operations don’t fall under the category of cargo loading or unloading.The port and Foss Maritime, which has a lease with the US gateway to let Shell use the terminal, immediately appealed that ruling.Watanabe determined that Shell’s contracted oil rig, Polar Pioneer, along with its fleet, was indeed engaged in cargo terminal activities when it was loaded with drilling equipment to be transported to the Arctic.According to local media reports, Seattle mayor Ed Murray expressed his disappointment with the ruling but said he will respect it, adding that with Shell having made a business decision to halt further offshore oil exploration in Alaska, now is the time to come together to collaborate on new projects to support the growth of maritime jobs, while protecting Seattle’s natural environment.Meanwhile, HLPFI understands that Foss Maritime is looking for alternate ways to use the terminal now that Shell won’t need to park its drilling rigs there.A Foss Maritime statement said that the company will continue to work with its stakeholders as it creates family-wage jobs on its working waterfront, while it continues to seek common ground with its partners at the City of Seattle on ways it can help the local maritime industry thrive, as it has for the past century.Foss Maritime also announced that Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull has joined the company as the vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer. Based in Seattle, Washington, Nguyen-Bull will lead the Foss Legal and Risk Management Group, where in addition to providing counsel on legal issues and business strategies and practices, she will head up the company’s ethics and compliance programmes and work to safeguard the values and reputation of Foss.Nguyen-Bull comes to Foss from parent company Saltchuk, where she served as associate general counsel and compliance officer. Nguyen-Bull. www.foss.comlast_img read more

The King of Morocco appoints new Prime Minister

first_imgMoroccan foreign minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani addresses a press conference with his German counterpart (unseen) at the foreign ministry in Berlin on November 23, 2012. The two ministers discussed the ongoing hostilities in Syria and expressed hope for the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) Moroccan foreign minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani addresses a press conference win Berlin on November 23, 2012.  Photo courtesy ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty ImagesMorocco’s King Mohammed VI has appointed Saad Eddine Othman as the country’s new Prime minister in an effort to end a political deadlock that left the North African country without a government for five months.The King appointed the new Head of Government in conformity with the constitution, and tasked him with forming the new government, a statement by the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced, according to Morocco World News.Saad Eddine El Othmani, a member of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), will replace Abdelilah Benkirane as prime minister with another member of the PJD in an effort to break a five-month post-election deadlock.Othmani was foreign minister from 2011-2013 and had since served as the head of the PJD’s parliamentary group.According to AFP, PJD party failed after last October’s polls to form a government despite five months of intense negotiations; the longest time Morocco has been without a government in its recent history. The palace announced on Thursday that the king had decided to appoint another PJD member to lead the government “within the shortest possible time”.last_img read more

Cohere Technologies Selects SIRADEL to Measure Performance for a Better 5G Connectivity

first_imgSIRADEL, the wireless network and smart city planning solutions company, has announced that Cohere Technologies, the company behind a new wireless modulation technology called Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFS™), has selected SIRADEL’s S_5GChannel to assess OTFS performance in order to bring improved performance to 5G connectivity.SIRADEL provides solutions for wireless network design and planning to manage urban transformation for sustainable connected cities, and has recently released S_5GChannel, the newest product in the company’s suite dedicated to connectivity simulations.S_5GChannel is used by technologists, like Cohere Technologies, who want a reliable, realistic and pragmatic tool to characterize and assess the true performance of emerging technologies and advanced features discussed in standards for 5G Telecom networks.Cohere Technologies developed its groundbreaking OTFS modulation which tests have shown outperforms 4G-LTE-OFDM in every scenario. OTFS can deliver a stable, predictable and reliable signal everywhere, achieving 100 percent coverage, 10-times spectral efficiency and a 50 percent cost savings over existing solutions. OTFS maximizes the spectral efficiency (bps/Hz) offering network operators investment protection and a faster return on spectrum investment ($/Hz).SIRADEL’s new S_5GChannel product answers questions for technologists such as, “What are the impacts of this breakthrough on the Future Network topologies?” and “What is the expected performance?”. S_5GChannel provides a turn-key solution to predict and analyze radio propagation channel at any frequency (including mmw) for any kind of network topology in outdoor and indoor environments. Accurate and reliable simulations are enabled by 3D Geodata, expert fast 3D ray-based algorithms and many heuristics based on millions of collected field observation points. To know more about S_5GChannel, click here.last_img read more

RF Over Fibre System Delivers Connection Links up to 10 Km Apart in Harsh Environments

first_imgETL Systems has deployed its StingRay RF over Fibre 1+1 Redundancy solution for a leading pan-African telecoms group called Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global. Liquid Telecom is a leading communications services and solutions provider across 13 countries in Eastern, central and Southern Africa that serves carrier, enterprise and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity and digital services.It provides the African gateway to the Intelsat EPIC satellite IS33e at its teleport in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg. However, with 200 m between its RF cabin and the main equipment room and frequent lightning storms, signal loss and equipment resilience were proving challenging. ETL Systems’ StingRay RF over Fibre solution provides fibre connectivity for RF signal distribution between an antenna and a remote control room.Capable of delivering connections for links up to 10 km apart without the need for additional amplification, it drastically reduces signal loss, ensuring a much higher quality feed. The 1+1 redundancy system provides additional resilience for uplink and downlink transmissions over fibre. If one fibre link fails, the signal is automatically switched to the redundant path.This implementation is the latest in a series of implementations of this solution across a range of Liquid Telecom’s sites, which includes connectivity for Kwese TV and VSAT hubs serving African consumers with broadband connections. The StingRay RF over Fibre system makes a massive difference to the efficiency and quality of service.last_img read more

Rain or Shine trades Ahanmisi to Alaska for Exciminiano

first_imgThe trade is still pending the approval of thePBA Commissioner’s Office./PN Meanwhile, NLEX Road Warriors is set toreacquire bruiser Michael Miranda in a trade with NorthPort Batang Pier inexchange for Juan Miguel Tiongson. The Painters was also a winner in itsacquisition of Exciminiano, who is a known scrappy defender and with adeveloped outside shooting. He, however, fell out of the Aces’ rotation earlierin the conference. Among the prospects in the upcoming draft areJoshua Munzon, Franky Johnson, Troy Rike, Leonard Santillan, Alvin Pasaol,Arvin Tolentino, Sean Manganti, and Aaron Black. With the trade, the Painters now has threefirst round draft picks in the upcoming rookie draft, including their own draftpick and the first round selection from Meralco Bolts that was acquired in atrade for Raymond Almazan. “This is business and we have to work with thetrade because we’re trying to build up the future of the team,” Garcia said inan interview with Dugout.Ph. “As of now, our mindset is to get players from thedraft.” Ahanmisi, who won one championship with thePainters in 2016, could also play a key role for Aces head coach Alex Comptonwith reports that the team is considering trading Chris Banchero. Painters head coach Carlos Garcia admitted itwas not an easy decision for them to let go of Ahanmisi but opted to trade theFilipino-Nigerian guard as the squad prepares for the future. MANILA – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters setsits sights on rebuilding after trading veteran guard Maverick Ahanmisi to the AlaskaAces for Chris Exciminiano and a 2019 first round draft pick.last_img read more

Tri-City Meeting shows unity in opposition to LNG

first_img Share By J. NOEL ESPINOZASpecial to the PRESSPort Isabel, Laguna Vista, and South Padre Island city leaders are seated together during an August 14 “Tri-city” meeting. Photo by J. Noel Espinoza.With an overwhelming show of hands, officials of Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, and South Padre Island showed their opposition to extract liquefied natural gas (LNG) around the Port of Brownsville in Cameron County.The tri-city meeting took place Wednesday at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center where the majority of the citizens present also supported the measure to stop Annova LNG, the company trying to build a plant and also attempting to get a tax abatement at a future county commissioners’ meeting Aug. 20 in Brownsville.“My concern is that LNG is a very bad polluter for the environment,” said Tommy J. Saenz, a resident of South Padre Island and one of several residents who spoke against Annova LNG at the meeting. “It will destroy our economy and tourism.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedGRANTED: After repeated public, city opposition, Cameron County Commissioners grant Annova LNG tax abatementBy Gaige Davila  editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com    Cameron County Commissioners voted to grant Houston-based Annova LNG,a liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility planned for development in the Port of Brownsville area, a ten-year tax abatement, despite opposition from citizens and municipalities of the Laguna Madre area, during their Oct. 1 meeting. A…October 4, 2019In “News”Port Isabel sues Port of Brownsville over potential LNG export plant leases  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The City of Port Isabel, with Port Isabel Mayor Juan Jose “JJ” Zamora and Port Isabel City Commissioner Martin Cantu, have filed a lawsuit against the Port of Brownsville for its lease agreements with liquified natural gas (LNG) companies.  Texas LNG, Annova LNG and…February 6, 2020In “News”Laguna Madre towns oppose LNGBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Citing overwhelming input from residents expressing concern, the Laguna Vista Town Council and the South Padre Island City Council voted unanimously to adopt resolutions opposing the construction of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals along the Brownsville Ship Channel. With the end of…September 4, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Kembali ke Tanah Air, Flynas Siap Terbangkan (Lagi) Jemaah Haji asal…,Scoot Hapus Biaya Pemrosesan Pembayaran Global dan Tawarkan Pilihan Pembayaran Baru

first_imgSumber: istimewa Terminal 3 Ultimate Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta kedatangan ‘tamu’ baru dari Arab Saudi tertanggal 22 September 2018 kemarin. Rencananya, maskapai berbiaya rendah ini akan menjalankan rute penerbangan reguler. Ya, adalah Flynas Airlines – maskapai asal Arab Saudi ini sudah mulai mengoperasikan rute Jakarta – Madinah – Jeddah pada hari Minggu kemarin dengan menggunakan pesawat Boeing 747-400 dan mengangkut 425 jemaah asal Indonesia.Baca Juga: Penerbangan Haji 2019 Rampung, Garuda Indonesia Catatkan OTP 89 Persen!Flynas Airlines akan melakukan penerbangan berjadwal dengan rute yang sama sebanyak 2 kali seminggu – Selasa dan Minggu ke Medinah, sedangkan Sabtu dan Senin dari Jeddah ke Jakarta. Presiden Direktur PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta (JAS airport service), Adji Gunawan menyampaikan bahwa pada tahun 2014 silam, JAS airport service pernah menangani Flynas Airlines yang terbang di langit Indonesia. “Ini berarti kali kedua bagi JAS dan kami berkomitmen untuk memberikan pelayanan terbaik bagi Flynas,” ujar Adji.Flynas sendiri merupakan Low Cost Carrier (LCC) yang mulai beroperasi pada Februari 2007 silam. Maskapai yang para September 2019 kemarin tercatat mengoperasikan 32 unit pesawat – 3 unit Airbus A319-100, 26 unit Airbus A320-200, dan 3 unit Airbus A320neo ini bermarkas di Riyadh, Arab Saudi. Anak perusahaan dari National Air Service (dengan kepemilikan saham 63 persen per Oktober 2014) ini mengoperasikan penerbangan menuju 23 destinasi yang tersebar di seluruh dunia – termasuk Indonesia baru-baru ini.Kendati tergolong sebagai ‘pemain baru’ di jagad aviasi Arab Saudi, namun pencapaian yang sudah dilakukan oleh maskapai ini tidaklah bisa dilihat sebelah mata. Nama Flynas sendiri tercatat sebagai maskapai berbiaya rendah pertama yang melayani rute penerbangan Jeddah menuju London Gatwick pada April 2014.Baca Juga: Mulai 7 Juli, Garuda Indonesia Siapkan 14 Pesawat untuk Layani Penerbangan HajiMaksapai yang masih seumur jagung ini juga terbukti serius dalam mengembangkan sayap bisnisnya. Pada tahun 2012, maskapai yang sebelumnya bernama Nas Air ini menjalin perjanjian codeshare dengan Etihad. Tidak cukup dengan raksasa asal Timur Tengah, Flynas juga mengembangkan kerja sama codeshare dengan Pegasus Airlines pada Mei 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Tak Lakukan Lockdown, Singapura Optimalkan Social Distancing,A318 “Baby Bus,” Proyek Gagal Airbus yang Berhasil Lampaui Boeing

first_imgMelalui akun Facebook-nya, Presiden Halimah Yacob menyatakan, meski kasus baru di Cina sudah dapat dikendalikan, namun di Eropa dan Amerika Serikat, wabah masih berada di puncaknya. Apalagi bila Singapura melakukan lockdown, dampak sosial dan ekonomi akan semakin besar.Di mana ekonomi Negeri Singa ini terpukul dan menghadapi ancaman resesi karena sektor perdagangan dan pariwisata tak beroperasi normal. Dia melarang adanya acara dan pertemuan yang dihadiri 250 orang atau lebih.Sebab sebanyak 40 kasus baru dilaporkan pukul 12 malam pada Jumat (20/3/2020) dengan total menjadi 385 yang terinfeksi. Kementerian kesehatan Singapura mengatakan, langkah untuk melarang pertemuan besar adalah perluasan dari persyaratan sebelumnya untuk acara olah raga, budaya dan hiburan dengan tiket terbatas menjadi kurang dari 250 orang.Kementerian juga mendesak para pengusaha untuk memudahkan staf untuk bekerja dari rumah, dan mengatakan akan memperpanjang penangguhan beberapa kegiatan untuk para manula hingga 14 hari lagi hingga 7 April.“Kami tidak melihat bukti penyebaran masyarakat luas di Singapura namun pada tahap ini karena sebagian besar peningkatan berasal dari kasus impor. Tetapi kami ingin menjadi proaktif dalam menerapkan langkah-langkah penyelamatan yang sangat ketat sejak dini,” Menteri Pembangunan Nasional Lawrence Wong.Operator yang tidak mematuhi persyaratan untuk menunda pertemuan besar dapat dituntut di bawah Undang-Undang Penyakit Menular dan siapa pun yang dihukum karena pelanggaran pertama dapat didenda sebanyak S$10 ribu ($ 6.900) dan dipenjara selama enam bulan. Pemerintah Singapura juga meluncurkan aplikasi mobile baru pada hari Jumat untuk mempercepat pelacakan kontak dengan mendeteksi dan merekam ponsel di dekatnya yang juga memiliki aplikasi diinstal, daripada mengandalkan ingatan individu, yang bisa keliru.Baca juga: Tersebar Foto Kabin ‘Kosong’ Singapore Airlines dari Korea Selatan ke SingapuraAplikasi ini memperkirakan jarak antara pengguna dan durasi kontak mereka dalam 2 meter dan dalam jangka waktu 30 menit dan informasi ini akan direkam dan disimpan secara lokal di ponsel masing-masing pengguna.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Berbagai negara sudah menerapkan lockdown untuk meminimalisir penyebaran virus corona (Covid-19). Lockdown yang dilakukan bukan hanya agar warga negara tersebut tidak bepergian keluar rumah untuk berkumpul, juga untuk menghindari pendatang yang bisa saja membawa virus untuk disebarkan.Baca juga: Imbas Lockdown, Singapura Sediakan Kamar Hotel untuk Pengemudi dan Teknisi Bus Asal MalaysiaNamun, Singapura justru tidak mengambil langkah tersebut padahal lebih dari 300 orang terinfeksi dan dua diantaranya meninggal dunia. Dirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari bloomberg.com (20/3/2020), Singapura justru menerapkan sosial distancing dan tidak melockdown negaranya.last_img read more

West Florida Jumps to No. 16 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll

first_img TUCSON, Ariz. – After a 4-0 start to the 2011 season, the West Florida baseball team jumped five spots to No. 16 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II national poll released on Monday.  The Argonauts earned the school’s highest national ranking according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper since 2007, when the team was ranked No. 15 on March 12.UWF outscored its opponents 45-11 through its first four games, earning doubleheader sweeps over Montevallo and then-ranked No. 29 Rollins.  On the pitching side, the Argonauts had scoreless performances from three starting pitchers, highlighted by a one-hit, seven-inning gem by senior Jason Postill (Orlando, Fla./Tallahassee CC) in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Rollins.On offense, the Argos hit .406 for the week with 17 extra-base hits.  Senior right fielder Greg Pron (Daphne, Ala./Daphne HS) and junior first baseman Kenny Stalls (Jacksonville, Fla./Central Florida CC) each hit over .600 for the week, and Stalls hit home runs in both of the season’s first games.Defending national champion and No. 1 ranked Southern Indiana has not yet played in 2011, and No. 2 UC San Diego held onto its spot after starting the year 3-1.  No. 6 Florida Southern (3-0) is the top-ranked team in the region, while No. 13 Southern Arkansas (0-0) holds the Gulf South Conference’s top ranking.The Argos will put their undefeated record to the test with four home games this week, including a 4 p.m. matinee against NAIA rival Spring Hill on Wednesday, Feb. 9.  UWF will then host Flagler this weekend in a three-game series starting on Saturday, Feb. 12.  Fans can follow the action with live audio and live stats for all four games online at www.GoArgos.com. COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER DIVISION II NATIONAL POLL (2/7): Print Friendly Version West Florida Jumps to No. 16 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll Sharecenter_img Jason Postill allowed just one hit in seven innings in his 2011 debut (Photo by Jim Hogue) last_img read more

Chelsea to pay up to £2.5m for Ampadu

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Exeter City say they are “disappointed for football” after a tribunal ruled that Chelsea will pay the League Two club up to £2.5m for Ethan Ampadu.In a statement, Exeter chairman Julian Tagg added that the ruling “sends the wrong message” to clubs producing home-grown players.Ampadu, 17, moved to Stamford Bridge last summer having come through Exeter’s youth academy.AdChoices广告As he is under 24 and the clubs were unable to agree a fee, it was left to a tribunal to decide the compensation sum.Ampadu has made seven appearances for Chelsea so far this season and has also played twice for Wales.Exeter are guaranteed to receive £1.3m, with further payments to follow after a set number of appearances for Chelsea.They will also receive 20% of any transfer fee should Ampadu be sold by the Blues.Tagg’s full statement read: “Whilst the club recognise that the compensation fee is not a transfer fee, but instead to reward the club for its investment in the training and development of a proven outstanding player, and that the tribunal has awarded Exeter significant contingent sums, to say that we are disappointed is an understatement.“We are disappointed for our fans, our academy, which works so hard on producing talented young players like Ethan, and for our management and coaching team who bring these players into the first team and beyond as part of supporting the work of the Football Association in its objective to produce international players of the highest quality which we believe we have done.“However, above all, we are disappointed for football as we feel this decision sends the wrong message in terms of financial reward for those owners, chairmen, managers and coaches up and down the country who are also working as hard as us to improve their clubs by producing talented home-grown players for both club and country.” Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img See also:Conte could stick with Morata and Giroud at WembleyGiroud targets more FA Cup gloryChelsea youngsters win on penalties to reach Uefa Youth League finalChelsea to assess Emerson’s fitness ahead of Wembley clashConte: Managing Chelsea was easier in Mourinho’s timeBakayoko suited to more attacking role – Contelast_img read more