King Sturge: Industrial and Distribution Floorspace Today – September 2009

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Wärtsilä Engine Chosen for CMA CGM’s Titan

first_imgWinGD, a joint venture between Finnish marine engine builder Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation, has been chosen to provide the engine for the first in a series of 20,600 TEU container ships being built for the French container line CMA CGM.The mega vessel will be powered by the Wärtsilä X92, low-speed, 2-stroke engine.The Wärtsilä X92 engine chosen to power this huge vessel is the largest of Wärtsilä’s Generation X series of engines. It has a power range from 24,420 to 73,560 kW at 70 to 80 rpm.CMA CGM recently placed an order for three of these giants at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) in Subic Bay, Philippines.“The Wärtsilä X92 engine has been designed to provide exceptional reliability, the lowest operating costs and minimal exhaust emissions, all of which are essential in today’s operating environment,” said Martin Wernli, CEO of WinGD.”As container vessels are getting ever bigger in order to achieve economies of scale, it is essential that the engines and propulsion equipment are developed accordingly so as to achieve the efficiencies needed. Our successful 2-stroke Generation X engines are evidence of our proven competence and technological leadership and, as a result, we are playing an important role in the large and ultra large container vessel segment.” WinGD took over Wärtsilä’s 2-stroke engine business in January 2015, and is owned 70 per cent by CSSC and 30 per cent by Wärtsilä.last_img read more

New Board for SMIT

first_imgFrank Verhoeven will be the chairman of the Board of Directors. Verhoeven joined Boskalis in 1976 and is at present also member of the Boskalis Group Board of directors.Loek Kullberg will be managing director Harbour Towage & Terminals. He joined SMIT in September 2004.Gerard Keser becomes managing director Salvage, Transport & Heavy Lift. Keser joined SMIT in May 2002 and was recently appointed Director Transport & Heavy Lift.Harry Hillhorst has joined the Board as director Finance. He joined SMIT in September 2001 and has held various finance positions within the company.With the establishment of this new board of directors, Ben Vree will step down as SMIT CEO and will hand over all managerial and operational tasks to the newly formed Board of Directors, Vree will continue to be involved with the Boskalis-SMIT integration process until the end of the year. He will furthermore focus on the relationships with joint venture partners and the handover of his tasks and current projects.last_img read more

School outing

first_imgAzme Hendricks, a community work programme member, who works as a safety officer at Phoenix High School in Manenberg, is taking six pupils from the school on an excursion to Goudini Spa from Friday February 17 to Sunday February 19. The outing is sponsored by Voice of the Cape radio station, after the group of boys were crowned winners of the stations Mini Olympics. From back, left, are, Ameer Paulsen, Washiela Goodwin, Azme Hendricks and Thaakir Karriem. From front, left, are, Jininho Solomons, Chad Johnson, Sabri Moosa and Masood Adams. ■ Azme Hendricks, a community work programme member, who works as a safety officer at Phoenix High School in Manenberg, is taking six pupils from the school on an excursion to Goudini Spa from Friday February 17 to Sunday February 19. The outing is sponsored by Voice of the Cape radio station, after the group of boys were crowned winners of the station’s “Mini Olympics”. From back, left, are, Ameer Paulsen, Washiela Goodwin, Azme Hendricks and Thaakir Karriem. From front, left, are, Jininho Solomons, Chad Johnson, Sabri Moosa and Masood Adams.last_img read more

PM vows to get tough on crime as he gives £85m to CPS

first_imgThe prime minister says he wants to see dangerous criminals caught, locked up and punished – ordering an urgent review of sentencing policy and handing the Crown Prosecution Service an extra £85m to deal with an expected rise in cases. Criminal solicitors said the extra money may not be enough to reverse recent cuts. Ahead of a summit today with senior police, prison and probation figures to discuss how the criminal justice system can be improved, Boris Johnson said dangerous criminals ‘must be kept off our streets, serving the sentences they deserve… The punishment must truly fit the crime. We have all seen examples of rapists and murderers let out too soon or people offending again as soon as they’re released.’  Boris Johnson wants prosecuting body to build capacity as he also orders urgent sentencing reviewSource: Simon Dawson/POOL/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockThe review team, reporting directly to the PM, will look at sentencing for the most serious violent and sexual offenders, the rules governing when and how they are released, and sentencing of the most prolific offenders. The £85m for the CPS is to ‘build capacity and manage caseloads’. Solicitor-general Michael Ellis QC MP, the minister responsible for the CPS, said the extra cash will ensure the ‘demand-led’ organisation continues to be equipped to deal with an increase in cases brought by the police, including the extra 20,000 police officers that Johnson has pledged to recruit over the next three years.However, criminal law specialists were quick to point out that the CPS has suffered huge cuts over the past few years. Solicitor Louise Hodges, head of the criminal litigation team at London firm Kingsley Napley, said the CPS has been hit hard with a 34% decline in its budget between 2008 and 2018 ‘whilst at the same time managing an explosion in digital evidence straining an already-stretched resource’.Last year attorney general Geoffrey Cox QC MP told the House of Commons justice select committee that the organisation could not handle further cuts.The Bar Council today urged the government not to forget the barristers and solicitors ‘whom it relies upon to prosecute and defend the vast majority of criminal cases and who are currently engaged in a government review of both prosecution and defence fees’. Steven Littlewood, national officer of the FDA, a trade union which represents lawyers in the CPS, said more resources are needed if Johnson wants to see a steep increase in prosecutions to go with the increase of police officers.last_img read more

U.N. urges Kenya’s leaders to promote peace, avoid violence

first_imgDespite Odinga’s claims of irregularities, Kenya has been hailed for holding peaceful elections. The United Nations has urged Odinga and Kenyatta to avoid stoking tensions after the vote.Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the U.N. Secretary-General said in a statement: “The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, today commended the peaceful voting in the presidential election in Kenya, but he urged Kenya’s political leaders to take the responsible path and exercise their leadership to avoid violence.”last_img read more

Pompeo’s Jamaica Visit Divides Caribbean Over Venezuela

first_img Share Tweet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Jamaica’s prime minister, Andrew Holness, at a new conference in Kingston on Wednesday. PHOTO: GILBERT BELLAMY/REUTERS Share 207 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! (Wall Street Journal) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday encountered a Caribbean region divided over U.S. policy toward Venezuela as he sought to rally regional support behind U.S. efforts to oust Nicolás Maduro.Mr. Pompeo traveled to Kingston on Wednesday to meet with Jamaican leaders and attend a roundtable with Caribbean leaders as part of a trip across Latin America.Barbados, which chairs the 15-country bloc of Caribbean countries known as Caricom, decided to skip the meeting with Mr. Pompeo after its prime minister, Mia Mottley, said some other countries hadn’t been invited. The prime minister’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.The U.S. is backing the re-election of the current leader of the Organization of American States, or OAS, Luis Almagro of Uruguay, who has described Mr. Maduro, Venezuela’s authoritarian leader, as a dictator. The 35-member OAS includes the 15 Caricom members.Mr. Almagro’s efforts to promote OAS backing for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has drawn criticism from some Caribbean countries, who have called for the OAS to remain neutral in the conflict and to foster dialogue between the two sides.Mr. Pompeo declined at a news conference in Kingston to say which countries had been invited to the roundtable, or to address allegations that invitations had been tied to the OAS vote. He denied the U.S. was responsible for divisions within the bloc, while acknowledging the U.S. backs Mr. Almagro’s re-election.“There’s no intent from the United States to divide Caricom—not yesterday, not today,” Mr. Pompeo said in response to criticism from Barbados and other countries that didn’t plan to attend.Caricom is a significant voting bloc in the OAS. Over the past year, most Caribbean countries have avoided supporting resolutions and statements that criticize Mr. Maduro, choosing either to be absent from the vote or to abstain.Two Caribbean countries, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, have nominated Ecuador’s María Fernanda Espinosa, who recently served as the U.N. General Assembly president, to head the OAS. Ecuador officially has endorsed Mr. Almagro.Officials with Trinidad and Tobago told The Wall Street Journal their nation wasn’t invited to join Wednesday’s conference.Antigua and Barbuda’s foreign minister, Chet Greene, was quoted in local news reports as saying his nation also wasn’t invited to join the talks, and the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines said at a news conference Tuesday that he would back Barbados and not participate.Officials of Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines didn’t respond to requests for comment.Grenada also said it wouldn’t attend.A third candidate, Hugo de Zela, Peru’s ambassador to the U.S., is also running for the leadership of the OAS.Jamaica, one of few Caribbean nations that has consistently voted in favor of resolutions condemning Mr. Maduro, said other Caricom members were free to attend Wednesday’s roundtable.“If anyone wanted to attend, they just have to signal. From my perspective, we would have done everything to ensure that they are present,” Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said at the news conference with Mr. Pompeo.Thursday will mark the first anniversary since Mr. Guaidó, backed by the U.S., declared himself the legitimate president following what was widely seen as a sham election that kep Mr. Maduro in office. Almost 60 countries, including the U.S., have recognized Mr. Guaidó as the legitimate leader.Mr. Maduro remains entrenched, despite a severe humanitarian and economic crisis in the country. Earlier this week, Mr. Pompeo said there was no sign Mr. Maduro was willing to allow free and fair elections to take place. Share InternationalLocalNewsPoliticsRegional Pompeo’s Jamaica Visit Divides Caribbean Over Venezuela by: – January 24, 2020last_img read more

World’s First Mini-Self Serve RFID Solution Brings the Cashless Economy to Events

first_imgToken, a global provider of RFID technology, has introduced new Mini-Serve EFTPOS system, a hands-free, plug-and-play solution that enables event organizers to accept cashless payments and top up attendees’ RFID wristbands or cards throughout the event – completely automatically and without the need for additional dedicated staff.Organisers can place as many Mini-Serve units – which are the size of traditional EFTPOS terminals – around the event premises. Attendees interacting with the devices can use a wide variety of payment methods to top up their RFID wristbands or badges, including credit cards and mobile wallets, which they would then use to purchase food, drink and merchandise during the event.Token has also announced that its new Mini-Serve EFTPOS system is now publicly available for use at any event or venue using Token’s cashless payment solutions.Token’s recent announcement comes on the heels of its introduction of Self-service Top-up Kiosks earlier this years, and joins a roster of unique features available to Token customers – including the ability to use virtual currencies, organise merchandise pickups, and accept cashless payments without an active internet connection.last_img read more

Lady Blazers torches EAC in NCAA volley

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Lady Blazers torches EAC in NCAA volley’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers vented its ire on the Emilio Aguinaldo College Lady Generals to score a 25-10, 18-25, 25-7, 25-23 win in the NCAA Season 92 women’s volleyball tournament on Monday at the San Juan Arena.Jeanette Panaga led the way with 22 points, including 15 attacks, six blocks and a service ace, for the Lady Blazers, which kept its hold on the second spot with a 5-1 win-loss slate.Jan Arianne Daguil added 13 markers, while Rachel Austero contributed 10 points for the defending champion Lady Blazers, which bounced back from a 25-22, 24-26, 25-18, 22-20, 15-10 loss to the Lyceum Lady Pirates.The Lady Blazers went on a strong start in the opening set behind Panaga and Daguil for a lopsided win. But the Lady Generals’ were able to pull one back in the second frame with its tenacious defense.The Lady Blazers, however, regained its form in the third frame as it took advantage of the Lady Generals poor reception for a double-digit edge before closing it out with three straight aces by Janella Sulit.Both teams had a tight exchange in the fourth set with the Lady Blazers hanging on to a slim lead until a huge finishing run courtesy of Panaga to finally close the match.“Medyo nag-lie low kami kaya nakuhanan kami ng set,” Panaga said. “We will use the Christmas break to prepare for our remaining matches next year. Ang target muna namin ay makapasok sa semis.”Ladeisheen Magbanua was the lone bright spot with 16 markers for the Lady Generals, which suffered its sixth consecutive defeat in as many outings to remain at last place in the 10-team field./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Tidak Hanya Rolling Stock, Filosofi MRT Jakarta Juga Mengacu Ke Negeri Sakura

first_imgSetelah sebelumnya PT MRT Jakarta (PT MRTJ) menyatakan bahwa perusahaan yang tengah mengembangkan jaringan transportasi baru di Ibu kota ini menggunakan teknologi Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), kini PT MRTJ berencana untuk mengirimkan beberapa trainee ke Jepang guna mendapatkan pelatihan khusus terkait pengoperasian kereta ini kelak. Hal tersebut dilatabelakangi oleh prinsip keselamatan penumpang yang dijunjung tinggi oleh perusahaan yang digawangi oleh William P Sabandar cs. ini.Baca Juga: MRT Jakarta Adopsi Teknologi CBTC, MRT di Jepang Justru BelumBerdasarkan pantauan pada acara coffee talk yang diadakan oleh PT MRTJ, Rabu (18/4/2018) kemarin, rencana pengiriman trainee ke Negeri Sakura tidaklah hanya sebatas tentang pelatihan pengoperasian kereta saja, melainkan soal kedisiplinan pun menjadi satu poin penting yang akan didapatkan oleh para calon petugas MRTJ. “Rencananya para trainee akan dikirim ke JR East dan beberapa institusi lain untuk memenuhi beberapa kompetensi karena teknologinya belum ada di Indonesia,” ungkap Mega Tarigan selaku Kepala Divisi Pengoperasian PT MRTJ. “Nantinya rekan-rekan kami ini (trainee) pun akan mendapatkan base practice untuk masalah keselamatan, sesuai dengan standar internasional yang diberlakukan oleh PT MRTJ,” tandasnya.Lain cerita dengan para calon masinis MRT Jakarta yang nanti akan melewati masa diklat di Malaysia. “Kenapa Malaysia bukan PT KAI? Karena teknologi MRTJ hampir mirip dengan yang ada di sana dan PT KAI belum menggunakan teknologi tersebut,” jelas Mega. “Selain itu, pertimbangan lain yang tidak kalah penting juga Malaysia memiliki budaya dan bahasa yang hampir mirip dengan kita,” imbuhnya.Terselip cerita unik dibalik keseluruhan pembangunan MRT Jakarta ini. Selain menggunakan armada dari Nippon Sharyo, Jepang, PT MRTJ pun menganut filosofi yang sama dengan perkeretaapian di negara penghasil manga tersebut. “Jika filosofinya berbeda, maka hasilnya pun akan berbeda,” tutur Mega.Baca Juga: Anies: Bukan Sekedar Alat Transportasi, MRT Juga Pembentuk “Budaya” Baru di Jakarta“Ambil contoh, filosofi yang digunakan pihak Jepang adalah bagaimana cara untuk mencegah kebakaran, bukan bagaimana cara menangani kebakaran. Berbeda dengan filosofinya orang Eropa,” jelas Mega. “Jadi wajar semisal terowongan yang kita gunakan berbeda dengan terowongan yang ada di Eropa yang punya banyak evacuation route, karena itu tadi, kita mencegah kebakaran bukan mengatasi kebakaran,” paparnya.Demi menyatukan filosofi dengan pihak Jepang, PT MRTJ akhirnya lebih memilih untuk menggunakan material yang tidak mudah terbakar pada rolling stock. “Kami menggunakan material yang non-flammable.” tutupnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSambut Pengoperasian, MRT Jakarta Rilis Mobile Application dan Maskot nan Lucu!16/08/2018In “Darat”Jelang April 2019, Inilah Beragam Strategi PT MRT Jakarta Agar Kondisi Sekitar Stasiun Kondusif31/05/2018In “Darat”Terdengar Mudah, Namun Inilah Tugas yang Terlupakan dari Tiara Alincia dan 84 Masinis MRT Jakarta17/04/2018In “Darat”last_img read more