Maritime Webinars Coming for CARICOM Students

first_img More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… The ACMF will fund a full-tuition scholarship, namely the ACMF CANTA Scholarship, which is to be awarded at the final webinar on 21 October. The recipient, who must have attended the first three webinars, may study at one of the ACMF academic partners—the Caribbean Maritime University in Jamaica or the University of Trinidad and Tobago.  The ACMF CANTA Scholarships application can be downloaded at the ACMF website https://www.acmfdn.org/scholarships/. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Ms. Pauline Whiteman, Chair of CANTA stated that, “This important opportunity to partner with the ACMF to plan, promote and deliver a series of webinars on maritime prospects for the youth of the Caribbean is historic”. You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 Commenting on the collaboration with Caribbean partners, ACMF President Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger says, “The ACMF values the opportunity to work with CANTA and the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, and looks forward to collaborating on other projects to engage more of our youth in this vital sector”.  St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Girls Rock in the Maritime IndustryThe American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, launche the Maritime Linkup: Beyond Borders Webinars on the 19 August, with subsequent sessions on 9 and 23 September; and 7 and 21 October. The five-part webinar series focused on…September 2, 2020In “CARICOM”Global Maritime Leaders Engage CARICOM StudentsIn the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has pushed learning online across the region, a maritime webinar series will promote maritime education and job opportunities in shipping and logistics—one of the most important sectors in the Caribbean economy. The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean…July 24, 2020In “Business”A CARICOM Youngster Excelling in the Maritime IndustryThe American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, launched the Maritime Linkup: Beyond Borders Webinars on the 19 August. There were subsequent sessions on 9 and 23 September, and additional ones will be held on 7 and 21…September 29, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, will launch the Maritime Linkup: Beyond Borders Webinars on the 19 August, with subsequent sessions on 9 and 23 September; and 7 and 21 October. The five-part webinar series focused on connecting Caribbean youth with educational and professional opportunity in the maritime sector and blue economy, is free to students and educators.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/maritimelinkup to ensure you are a part of these exciting discussions. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has pushed learning online across the Region, a maritime webinar series will promote maritime education and job opportunities in shipping and logistics—one of the most important sectors in the Caribbean economy. The series will feature the top brass of some of the biggest cargo and cruise brands as presenters.  They include Captain Remy Vyzelman, President of Integra Marine & Freight Services/DP World; Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International; Juan Carlos Croston, President of Caribbean Shipping Association; Rick Sasso, Chairman MSC Cruises USA; and Rick Murrell, Retired Chairman of Tropical Shipping. last_img read more

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BOC Gases to supply Canadian fuel cell fair

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Hydrogen ‘centrepiece’ of a revolution

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Keppel Wins Contracts Worth USD 110.6 Mln

first_imgKeppel Offshore & Marine Ltd’s (Keppel O&M) subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd (Keppel Nantong) have secured contracts worth a total of about S$140 million (USD 110.6 million).Mr Michael Chia, Managing Director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel O&M, said, “We are happy to be able to offer our comprehensive suite of offshore and marine solutions to our valued repeat customers, who are once again placing their confidence in Keppel by entrusting their projects with us.“Keppel Shipyard’s latest contract bears testament to our expertise and experience in Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) turret fabrication and installation, while Keppel Singmarine’s and Keppel Nantong’s contracts reiterate our competency in the construction of a variety of ships, including ice-class vessels.”Keppel Shipyard will undertake for SOFEC, Inc. (SOFEC) the fabrication of an external turret mooring system for an FPSO vessel that will operate in the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme fields in Ghana, in water depth averaging 1,500 metres. Fabrication of the turret is expected to be completed in 1Q 2015.Meanwhile, Keppel Singmarine has secured three contracts from Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Limited – a subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada) – to build two ice-class supply vessels and an ice-class multi-purpose duty-rescue vessel.When completed and delivered in 2015, these vessels will support offshore platforms at the Filanovsky oil field in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, off the coast of Russia, providing year-round services such as the delivery of cargoes, salvage, search and rescue functions, fire-fighting operations, and towing and tanker mooring operations.Keppel Singmarine strengthened its position in the specialised market of ice-class vessels when it won the contract from LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft in 2006 to construct Asia’s first two icebreakers, and it has continued to build up its capabilities in ice technology since. The contracts from Bumi Armada will add another three to its existing track record of seven newbuild ice-class vessels for the Arctic and Caspian regions, marking a significant stride in the company’s endeavours to be a choice partner in this market.In China, Keppel Nantong has secured an order from KSP Towage Sdn Bhd for the construction of two tugs. These tugs, which are scheduled for delivery in 3Q 2014, will be chartered for deployment in Malaysia.The above contracts are not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of Keppel Corporation Limited for the current financial year.Keppel O&M, March 17, 2014last_img read more

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Liebherr to join ECOL

first_imgThe manufacturer will be able to train and test operators for the ECOL licence, while its own crane operator course can be credited to the ECOL licence.Liebherr will make some small adjustments to its current training schemes to bring them into line with ECOL’s standards. Any operator that passes the future “aligned” Liebherr training will also be eligible to receive an ECOL licence – provided the operator registers with ECOL and the organisation’s SkillRecord system that logs the trainee’s experience.ECOL will also be able to use part of Liebherr’s certified e-learning system for training and re-training purposes.Christoph Behmüller at Liebherr’s training department said: “ECOL is another important step towards more safety in crane operation. It is a great concern of ours to support and promote this project.”ESTA is meanwhile repeating its call for training organisations to send in their training schemes so that they can be validated against ECOL standards.To date, ESTA has run one ECOL pilot project at Mammoet’s training centre in Rotterdam. The next pilot will take place in Denmark on September 17 and will be followed by two more, in the Netherlands and Italy, before the scheme goes live early in 2019.www.estaeurope.euwww.liebherr.comlast_img read more

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Market May 2007

first_imgAustralia: On April 3 ARTC signed an A$85m deal under which Telstra will replace nine separate communication systems between Brisbane and Perth and in the Hunter Valley. When it is fully operational in June 2009, the integrated system will use 77 Telstra Next G base stations to cover 10 000 track-km and more than 700 locos, with satellite back-up. The federal government has committed A$69·6m to the project under the AusLink programme.Belgium: SNCB has awarded Bombardier a €50m contract for the refurbishment of 130 M5 double-deck coaches in 2008-11, including heavy maintenance of bogies and brakes. The project is the first Bombardier will undertake in partnership with the railway, supplying kits of parts for work to be carried out by SNCB’s Cuesmes plant.Bosnia: Last month DPOV Prerov took delivery of six stored ZFBH Class 441 Bo-Bo 25 kV electric locos which the Czech Railway subsidiary has been contracted to return to working order at a cost of €9m. Botswana: BR has signed an eight-year signalling and communications maintenance deal with Ansaldo STS subsidiary Union Switch & Signal.France: Acting on behalf of regional authorities, on April 3 SNCF confirmed it was exercising options with Bombardier for an additional 67 dual-mode and dual-voltage AGC multiple-units worth €311m to be delivered from August 2009.At the end of March SNCF ordered 16 five-car TER-2N NG Coradia Duplex double-deck EMUs for use in Haute-Normandie by 2010, exercising an option from September 2000. Alstom has a €108m share in the contract, with Bombardier supplying 80 power bogies and assembling 32 cars for €37m.Germany: DB has taken up a 2003 option for a further 53 Bombardier double-deck coaches for Dresden suburban services. The €72m order includes 13 driving cars.India: The Ministry of Defence has awarded Stone India a Rs140m contract to refurbish 1 115 wagons over eight months.Italy: RFI has awarded Alstom a €15m contract to supply 1 000 MET in-sleeper point machines for harsh environments and locations with restricted clearances.Jordan: Last month Aqaba Railway Corp was due to take delivery of four C24 MMI locomotives remanufactured at GE Transportation’s plant at Contagem in Brazil. The 1 050 mm gauge locos have 20 tonne axleloads and GE’s Brightstar control and monitoring system, and will be used to haul phosphates to Aqaba Port.Mexico: On April 3 Bombardier announced a framework agreement to assemble 100 SD70Ace locos at its plant in Sahag?n by the end of the year, under a deal with Electro-Motive Diesel worth US$67m. The plant has produced more than 1 100 EMD locos since 1998.Netherlands: NS Reizigers has commissioned Bombardier to refurbish 30 two-car SGM II Sprinter EMUs at a cost of €40m. Renewal of the interiors to the standard of the SGM III units, installation of real-time information system and modernisation of the electronics will be undertaken at Bombardier’s Randers workshops in Denmark by 2009.Veolia has awarded Voith a nine-year contract to maintain the five two-car GTW 2/6 and three GTW2/8 three-car EMUs which Stadler is to supply in late 2008 for use on Maastricht – Kerkrade services.Russia: On April 20 RZD and Siemens signed a contract worth more than €300m under which the German firm will maintain for 30 years the eight Velaro RUS 10-car trainsets it is supplying for 250 km/h St Petersburg – Moscow services from 2009 (RG 11.06 p717).Serbia: On March 16 AZD Praha signed a KC300m contract to supply ESA11 interlockings and control equipment for the 25 kV electrified rail network serving the Nikola Tesla power station at Obrenovac, 40 km from Beograd. The Czech firm is also participating in the modernisation of the junction at Kraljevo, and electrification of the Podgorica – Nik?i line in neighbouring Montenegro.Spain: Alcatel Transport Solutions has been awarded a four-year contract worth €57·6m to maintain signalling and train control systems on the Madrid – Sevilla high speed line, including the branch to Toledo and the workshops at La Sagra. A separate telecommunications maintenance contract has been awarded to Siemens for €23·6m. Sweden: Hector Rail has bought the three Class 1012 electric locos from ÖBB Traktion. The 6·4 MW machines were supplied by SGP in 1997 as prototypes for a planned standard fleet of Austrian Federal Railways locos, and will be modernised by ÖBB Technische Services before delivery to Sweden.Switzerland: AAR bus+bahn has placed a SFr14m order with Stadler for 10 new low-floor single-car electric units, which will be put into service in 2009 as part of the modernisation of the metre-gauge Wynental and Suhrental lines running south from Aarau. Existing vehicles dating from the 1970s will also be refurbished.Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn has placed a SFr53·4m order with Stadler for six three-car metre-gauge low floor EMUs which will allow the introduction of a 15 min interval service from 2009.UK: The Department for Transport has selected leasing company Porterbrook to finance 48 additional Bombardier Electrostar EMU cars for use by train operator Southern, releasing Class 319 dual-voltage EMUs for transfer to First Capital Connect for use on the Thameslink route. USA: Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District has issued Sumitomo Corp of America and Nippon Sharyo with a notice of award for a $48m contract covering 14 EMU gallery cars, to be delivered by March 2009.On March 30 Bombardier announced it had won a $84m seven-year contract extendable for three years covering the maintenance of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s Tri-Rail commuter train fleet from July 1.last_img read more

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Immigrants rush to get naturalized following Trump’s victory!

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 6th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.The city of North Miami has plans to create a Chinatown Cultural Arts and Innovation District. The city believes the district will bring some new business and attention to the area. However, while residents agree with the renovation, some are concerned that the 25 thousand dollars used for a recruitment business trip to China would be better spent on the city itself.The Jamaican Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that Trinidad has committed to implementing new customer service training at their Piarco International Airport. The country will also retrofit a facility dedicated for the use of travelers that are denied entry. This comes from recent complaints about the treatment of Jamaican travelers in the Twin Island Republic.Haitian Heritage Cultural Month is underway and you can take part in the action by adding Zakafest to your weekend plans. Tomorrow, May 7th, from 1pm to 11 pm, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex will host a day of workshops, live performances and a movie screening of “The other Side of the Water”.In Sports, The quarter finals have been rescheduled for tonight. The Fort Lauderdale Blazers are set to play the FC Steelers at 7:45 pm. The winner from this match will go on to play the Island Strikers on Wednesday in the Semi finals.For a look at what’s trending:Following the launch of Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign, reports are showing a rise in immigrants applying for naturalization. The Associated Press states that applications for citizenship have risen by 14 percent from June to December in 2015.For Today’s Weather Forecast:Sunny Skies in Broward County with a high of 84 and a low of 59. It will be mostly sunny in Miami-Dade, with a high of 84 and a low of 62.For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey!last_img read more

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Gayle to sue media house over allegation

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Gayle to sue media house over allegation by: Caribbean Media Corporation – January 8, 2016center_img Tweet 81 Views   no discussions GAYLE… embattled batting star faces fresh allegationsMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) – Embattled West Indies batting star Chris Gayle plans to sue Fairfax Media for the publication of an article alleging he indecently exposed himself in a Sydney dressing room during last year’s ICC Cricket World Cup.The Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday that the 36-year-old has retained Australian lawyer Mark O’Brien, known as a defamation specialist, to begin action against the media organisation.“Chris Gayle has strongly denied the allegations first published by Fairfax Media that he indecently exposed himself to a woman during last year’s World Cup in Sydney,” Gayle’s management was quoted as saying in a statement.“Despite such denials, Fairfax Media continues to publish the false and defamatory allegations which have received widespread republication in media throughout the world.“As a result Chris Gayle has retained Mark O’Brien, a leading Australian media lawyer to immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media.”Fairfax Media are standing by the report while Cricket Australia are said to be investigating the incident.The alleged incident was reported after Gayle came under fire for his controversial interview with Channel TEN reporter Mel McLaughlin where he appeared to openly flirt with the journalist, during a Big Bash game in Hobart last Monday.“I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well, that’s the reason why I’m here. Just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice,” Gayle told McLaughlin following a stroke-filled 41 for Melbourne Renegades at Bellerive Oval.He continued: “So hopefully we can win this game and we can have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby.”BBL head Anthony Everard branded Gayle’s comments as “disrespectful and simply inappropriate” while Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland said the Jamaican had been “completely out of line”.Gayle apologised for the incident and was slapped with a $10 000 (US$7 000) fine.last_img read more

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Argos Power Through AUM, Advance to GSC Tournament

first_imgNext Game: Montevallo 10/28/2017 – 12:30 pm Watch Live Preview PENSACOLA, Fla. – A goal in the 10th minute from Erick Rivera was all the University of West Florida men’s soccer team needed against Auburn Montgomery on Thursday night, and it was one that locked up a playoff berth for the Argonauts. With the 6-0 home victory over the Warhawks from AUM, West Florida improved to 7-6-1 on the year and 5-4-1 in the Gulf South Conference, and earned a spot in next week’s GSC Tournament. Live Stats Sergio Otalora and senior Pete Love each scored within a minute of each other to stretch UWF’s lead to 4-0 at the half. Otalora grabbed a long thru ball from Ed Chappe and flew past the keeper just a minute and five seconds before Love converted a penalty kick. It was a dominant effort from the Argonauts, who outshot AUM 21-7 and put 15 shots on goal in the contest. Rivera’s goal – the game-winner – came after a pass from Barrett Mills, who played a ball backward from near the end line, and Rivera converted with a head-high winner.center_img UWF will wrap up its regular season and try for the 4-spot in the GSC Tournament on Saturday against Montevallo. Kickoff will be at 12:30 pm at the UWF Soccer Complex, and the Argos will hold a Senior Day ceremony seniors Pete Love, Tristan Rehrig, Shawn Sanon, Javier Astudillo and Austin Zelnik. Tristan Rehrig made it 2-0 just 15 minutes later, winning a one-on-one situation with the AUM keeper after receiving a pass from Rivera. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Teague Coleman’s first goal of the season made it 5-0 UWF, and it was the play of the night. After an AUM foul, Kameron Bethell lifted a free kick from 40 yards out and Coleman was in perfect position to crush a header. With 10 minutes left to play, Love got a pass from Otalora and skipped it past the keeper to put the finishing touch on a 6-0 victory. The win, propelled by goals from five different Argonauts, tied UWF with Montevallo for fifth place in the GSC standings with 16 points in conference play. A win on Saturday afternoon against Montevallo would put West Florida in fourth in the league table and the Argonauts would host Christian Brothers in the first round of the GSC Tournament on Tuesday at the UWF Soccer Complex. Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

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Agra Mas Hadirkan Double Decker Untuk Armada Bus AKAP

first_imgBus super double decker PO Agra Mas Agra Mas, salah satu perusahaan otobus (PO) yang mengoperasikan armadanya lebih banyak untuk transportasi wilayah Jabodetabek. Namun kini juga hadir untuk bersaing dengan PO lainnya dengan menghadirkan bus antar kota antar provinsi atau biasa disebut AKAP.Baca juga: Luxury Class Sleeper Bus PO Harapan Jaya, Fasilitas “Mewah” dengan Harga TerjangkauKabarPenumpang.com mengabarkan bahwa, saat ini PO Agra Mas menghadirkan beberapa bus yakni super double decker, super high decker dan high decker. Ketiga jenis bus ini mengantarkan penumpang dari berbagai daerah di pulau Jawa baik Jawa Barat, Jawa Tengah, Jakarta bahkan Jawa Timur. Salah satu yang akan dibahas adalah bus Super Double Decker yang dimiliki oleh Agra Mas. Bus ini menggunakan Scania K410IB yang dalamnya terbagi menjadi dua kelas yakni super eksekutif dan eksekutif.Kelas eksekutif di super double decker ini berada di tingkat atas dan mampu menampung 36 penumpang. Sedangkan bagian bawah untuk kelas super eksekutif yang menampung 6-8 penumpang atau jika ditotal semua sekitar 42 penumpang bisa diangkut oleh bus tingkat ini.Bagian kabin bus double decker Agra Mas kelas Super Eksekutif (Kompas)Saat ini untuk bus super double decker yang dimiliki Agra Mas sendiri sudah menghadirkan dua trayek berbeda yakni Bogor menuju Wonogiri PP serta Parung ke Jepara PP yang keduanya melalui Jakarta. Menjadi bus AKAP, membuat bus tingkat tersebut dilengkapi dengan berbagai fasilitas premium dengan dua kelas yang dimilikinya dalam satu bus tersebut.Siswanto bagian operasional bus Agra Mas mengatakan baik kelas super eksekutif maupun eksekutif dalam bus tingkat dilengkapi fasilitas yang sama. Hanya saja yang berbeda jarak kursi saja untuk kenyamanan penumpang.“Fasilitas itu sama, layar LCD 10 inci, kursi penumpang, dispenser untuk kopi, teh atau air minum biasa atau minibar,” ujar Siswanto yang dihubungi KabarPenumpang.com (29/1/2018).Tak hanya itu, kursi penumpag ini reclining seat atau tempat duduk yang bisa diatur dan ukuran tempat kaki lebih lapang, toilet, smoking room serta kabin ber-AC. Untuk toilet penumpang berada di lantai bawah atau dekat dengan kelas super eksekutif sedangkan smoking room berada di bagian belakang lantai atas bus tingkat.Bus yang menggunakan sasis Scania K410IB Opticruise ini dirakit oleh Karoseri Adi Putro, Malang. Diketahui, bus tingkat ini menjadi bus keempat yang dimiliki Agra Mas dengan pembagian bangku atas 2-2 dan bagian bawah 2-1.Baca juga: Jauh Sebelum Motobus, Ternyata Sudah Ada Jasa Kirim Motor via Bus AKAP!Untuk tarifnya sendiri di bagian bawah atau kelas super eksekutif sekitar Rp300 ribuan dan kelas eksekutif di atas sekitar Rp200 ribuan. Terbilang cukup murah untuk perjalanan sekitar 10 jam dari Jakarta-Jepara. “Di perjalanan ada pemberhentian istirahat dan satu kali makan prasmanan, itu sudah termasuk tiket bus,” ujar Kepala Bagian Operasional Bus Malam Agra Mas Utut Saptio Wibowo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPO Agra Mas, Ternyata Bercat Warna Merah Sejak Awal Berdiri16/06/2018In “Bus AKAP”50 Tahun Berdiri, PO Nusantara Rilis Bus Buatan Karoserinya Sendiri09/06/2018In “Bus AKAP”Double Decker, Kompetisi Baru di Layanan Bus AKAP13/03/2017In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

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