Panalpina makes Myanmar move

first_img“Panalpina has worked with customers in Myanmar for many years through dedicated agents,” said Thorsten Harenberg, country manager for Panalpina Myanmar. “We have been grateful for their support, but having our own team on the ground here in Yangon will allow us to work more closely with and better meet the needs of our customers during this exciting time of investment and development.”Myanmar has seen a period of rapid growth in international trade after the relaxation of economic sanctions. The country’s trade with China is growing, with new direct shipping services launched between Shanghai and Yangon, commented Panalpina.In the south, Myanmar plans to develop Dawei into a deepsea port and special economic zone, which Panalpina says could establish an attractive multimodal trade corridor between Southeast Asia and India, combined with new overland links into Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.Panalpina sees the biggest opportunities for growth in the telecommunications, manufacturing and oil and gas industries, as well as capital projects. Aside from transport infrastructure, power plants refineries and gas terminals need to be built, said the international logistics provider, adding that Myanmar has vast offshore natural gas reserves and oil deposits, as well as natural resources.”We expect our Energy Solutions team to be heavily involved, as the country develops in the coming years,” says Harenberg. “In the short term, both air and ocean imports will be driving the business. Exports will be limited until the country develops a viable manufacturing industry. Further down the road we also intend to offer value-added logistics services.”www.panalpina.comlast_img read more

Review of Civil Justice and Family Justice councils

first_imgThe government is asking for evidence on the functions of the Civil Justice Council and Family Justice Council in a review that will consider abolition.The future of the Civil Justice Council, which advises the lord chancellor and the Family Justice Council, which promotes inter-disciplinary approaches to family justice, will be scrutinised under the Cabinet Office’s triennial review process.The Judicial Office is seeking views on the following areas:How the CJC/FJC functions should be deliveredWhether the bodies should be abolishedIf the functions could be moved to the Ministry of JusticeWhether they should be delivered by the voluntary or private sector or by a new executive agencyShould they remain arm’s length bodies The deadline for responses is 5pm on 25 November. The email addresses are: and: read more

Law Enforcement Agencies to benefit from two day workshop

first_imgLocalNews Law Enforcement Agencies to benefit from two day workshop by: – November 13, 2012 25 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: Officers and Law Enforcement Agencies in Dominica are expected to improve their skills in the identification, monitoring and enforcement of trade under the Montreal Protocol Regulations when a two day workshop gets underway today.The workshop is an initiative between the Environmental Coordinating Unit and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).Ozone Officer for Dominica at the Environmental Coordinating Unit Bradley Guy said the workshop is also geared at “preventing” illegal trade of all harmful ozone depleting substances (ODS) and equipment containing them.He noted that the training is also very “timely”.“The customs have reformed and updated their online system; hence we are building that capacity. We maintain our level of compliance of the protocol and this workshop is simply to build capacity,” he explained.The training workshop will be facilitated by UNEP’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Panama.Dominica’s Environment Minister Dr. Kenneth Darroux and Head of the Environmental Coordinating Unit Lloyd Pascal are among officials to address this morning’s forum carded for 9:00 a.m. at the Fisheries Complex Conference Room in Roseau.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Seven 2015 Miss Teen pageant contestants introduced

first_img Share EntertainmentFeaturedLocalNews Seven 2015 Miss Teen pageant contestants introduced by: Dominica Vibes News – January 16, 2015 Tweet Share 687 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Seven secondary school students who will be competing for the 2015 National Teenage Pageant title on 8 February at 5PM at the Windsor Park Stadium have been introduced to the public.The teenagers were introduced at the Arawak House of Culture on Thursday 15 January by Raymond Lawrence, the artistic director of the organizing body – the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company.The contestants areAmbrosia Jno. Baptiste,16, of the Castle Bruce Secondary School,Tonilia Elie, 15, of the Convent High School,Katwanie Joseph of the Dominica Grammar School,Stacy Thomas, 15, of the Goodwill Secondary School,Sunzahra Liburd Banks, 13, of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School,Aniel Pacquette, 15, of the Pierre Charles Secondary School andLecresha Wallace, 15, of the Portsmouth Secondary SchoolThe seven will compete for the crown which Shari Peter of the St John’s Academy currently holds. The Academy participated in the pageant for the first time last year and won.“The National Miss Teen Dominica…gives every teenage girl the opportunity to make a print on the canvass of such a prestigious pageant,” Ms Peter said. “Contestants also get the chance to make their first impression through the display of their various talents, artistry and elegance and many use the occasion as a stepping stone to the Miss Dominica Pageant,” she continued.Ms Peter noted that the pageant still remains “a memorable and momentous occasion” for her and stated that the 2015 contestants “have a chance like to me start collating their memories because the journey to the throne has begun thanks to the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company”.Meanwhile, Mr Lawrence, who is also the former chief cultural officer, said the National Teen Pageant is about promoting youth talent and youth dreams.“It is a youth showcase of talents and skills; it’s a wonderful opportunity for the young people of Dominica to shine. It helps the young girls develop their speaking, modeling, and performing skills and it also helps them to develop their sense of self-confidence and self-esteem”. Mr Lawrence added that pageants like Miss Teen support the visual and performing arts program, which is now being taught in schools “and some of the students even go on to sit CXC exams in some of these art forms”.Moreover, he said the Pageant provides a stepping stone for young girls to go on to bigger pageants if they so desire. “Some of our teen pageant contestants have gone on to the Carnival Queen Show and have in fact won the pageant and of course several times. This just goes to show that when our youth gain experience from positive activities, they can go on to accomplish even greater things for themselves and for their country,” Mr Lawrence said.He said the Pageant should not be viewed “as a competition, but as a celebration of the talents of our youth. So we should applaud and encourage all the contestants because in fact, they are all winners for taking part in the show”.Mr Lawrence further advised the contestants to focus “more on what they have gained from the show in terms of experience, rather than whether their school won or didn’t win”.– / 37last_img read more

Cuba must release man jailed for painting Castros’ names on pigs – Amnesty International

first_img Share Share Share NewsPoliticsRegional Cuba must release man jailed for painting Castros’ names on pigs – Amnesty International by: Jamaica Observer – October 16, 2015 60 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Cuban graffiti artist who Amnesty International argue has been unfairly held in prison for nearly a year after he painted ‘Raúl’ and ‘Fidel’ on the backs of two pigs has been named as a prisoner of conscience.According to a release from Amnest International, Danilo Maldonado Machado, known as ‘El Sexto’, was arrested by agents of the political police (Seguridad del Estado) in Havana while travelling in a taxi on December 25, 2014 and has been in prison ever since. He was accused of “disrespecting the leaders of the Revolution” and sent to prison after officers opened the trunk of a taxi and found the two pigs. The artist intended to release them in an art show on Christmas Day, Amnesty International said.The Cuban authorities’ failure to keep to their commitment to release Machado is a painful illustration of their disregard for freedom of expression, the organisation argued.“Committing to release Danilo Maldonado Machado on 15 October only to keep him behind bars for no reason other than speaking his mind and criticising the government is not only cruel but sends a strong message that freedom of expression is not on the Cuban government’s radar,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.“Danilo is a prisoner of conscience, deprived of his liberty as punishment for peacefully expressing his opinions. He must be released immediately and unconditionally and not be made to spend another second behind bars,” she added.Yesterday, prison authorities told Danilo’s mother that he had served his time but that they did not know when he would be set free. Danilo, however, has never been brought before a judge or sentenced, the release said.“Danilo’s story has all the elements of a science fiction novel: fist he was put behind bars under the most ludicrous excuse and then kept there arbitrarily without even being charged. The fact that Cuban authorities continue to play with Danilo and his family is just shocking,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas.last_img read more

Ini Alasan Lampu Kabin Pesawat Dimatikan Saat Lepas Landas dan Mendarat

first_imgDilansir dari, bahwa lampu besar di kabin dipadamkan di ganti dengan lampu yang lebih redup karena untuk keselamatan para penumpang jika terjadi kecelakaan. Seorang pilot maskapai penerbangan dan penulis Cockpit Confidential, Patrick Smith menjelaskan, meredupkan lampu memungkinkan mata Anda menyesuaikan diri dengan kegelapan, sehingga Anda tidak tiba-tiba ‘dibutakan’ jika terjadi sesuatu pada pesawat.Baca juga: Selain Mesin, Yuk Kenali Arti Suara-Suara di Dalam Kabin Pesawat“Pencahayaan pada jalur darurat dan tanda-tanda emergency juga akan lebih terlihat. Ini membuat lebih mudah untuk melihat dan membantu Anda memahami dasar-dasar keselamatan penerbangan. Ini membantu Anda tetap berorientasi, dan juga mempermudah pramugari dan awak kabin untuk menilai bahaya eksterior, seperti kebakaran atau puing-puing, yang mungkin mengganggu evakuasi,” ujar Smith.Diketahui, mata manusia sendiri membutuhkan waktu hingga 10 menit untuk beradaptasi sepenuhnya dengan kegelapan. Waktu ini sangat berharga jika Anda perlu mengevakuasi diri dengan buru-buru bila pesawat terjadi sesuatu.Ini juga dianggap sebagai alasan bajak laut menggunakan penutup mata. Teori bahwa dengan menjaga satu mata dalam kegelapan akan lebih baik bila bajak laut tiba-tiba harus masuk ke dalam bagian yang gelap.Baca juga: Peluang Pendapatan Baru, LCC Mulai Kenakan Biaya Untuk Bagasi KabinDengan hal tersebut juga memberi keuntungan untuk para bajak laut saat menggeledah kapal lainnya dan waktu bertarung di dek serta dibawah kapal. Selain itu juga untuk melihat dan berjaga-jaga saat malam dan mempertahan kapal saat diserang waktu gelap.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLaksana Cahaya Bintang, Inilah Arti Kelap-Kelip Lampu di Ujung Sayap Pesawat12/08/2019In “Domestik”Lampu Runway di Bandara Mati, Pesawat Berhasil Mendarat Berkat Panduan Lampu Mobil09/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Saat Take Off and Landing, Penutup Jendela Pesawat Wajib Dibuka, Inilah Sebabnya!31/07/2017In “Domestik” Kabin pesawat redup saat lepas landas dan mendarat (BlazePress) Sadarkah Anda setiap akan lepas landas ataupun mendarat lampu kabin selalu dimatikan atau diredupkan dan hanya diterangi dengan lampu kecil atau lampu baca? Tahukah Anda kenapa harus mati lampu di dalam kabin saat-saat tersebut? Mungkin bagi Anda yang takut gelap dan memiliki fobia tempat gelap dan sempit hal ini sangat menakutkan, apalagi kondisi dalam kabin yang cenderung dingin.Baca juga: Hindari Penumpang Pingsan, Suhu Kabin Pesawat Harus Selalu DinginBisa juga Anda berpikiran, lampu kabin dimatikan karena akan menganggu masyarakat yang tinggal di sekitaran bandara karena cahaya dari dalam kabin. Namun, sebenarnya ada penjelasan secara logis terkait masalah kenapa lampu kabin harus dimatikan atau diredupkan saat pesawat lepas landas dan mendarat.last_img read more

Japan steamrolls Hong Kong 91-3 in Rugby WC qualifier

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Daisuke Ohata accounted for six of those, taking his tally in international rugby to 51 from 47 tests. There also were touchdowns for Hirotoki Ono-zawa (2), Yasunori Watanabe, Hiroki Mizuno, Katoni Otukolo and Shigeyasu Takagi.A further 31 points came from the boot of Hirose, who missed just two kicks all day, in adding 11 conversions and three penalties, taking his tally in test match rugby to 395.“I was very pleased with the team’s defense and the interplay of our forwards and backs,” said head coach Mitsutake Hagimoto. “We’ve worked hard on our defense but next week’s game (against South Korea) will be a step up.”Hagimoto also confirmed that the experiment of playing Ohata in the center would not be repeated, much to the relief of a great many who follow the game closely in Japan. He is really a wing. When he plays out wide he has time to go around his man and beat the cover defense.Not that Ohata needed his impressive speed to score the first of his six tries.With just nine minutes on the clock, the mercurial Kobe Steel wing was the unlikely scorer as the Japan pack scored from a rolling maul after a good take in the line-out by Jamie Washington.From that point onwards it was one-way traffic.Washington, Watanabe and Hajime Kiso were outstanding in the lineout, and with captain Takuro Miuchi showing why he is so respected for his tenacity and street-wise approach to the game, the forwards laid the foundations for the huge win.“Today was a good stepping stone following the tour of South America,” said Washington. “The game against Argentina set the standard on which to build and we have done a lot in training on staying on our feet and keeping the ball alive.”The victory, Japan’s first since May 2004, comes on the back of some awful performances in Europe followed by a disappointing tour of South America, and will have gone a long way to restoring the confidence of the players as they head into a busy five-week period of games. Japan opened its qualifying campaign for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in emphatic style on Sunday with a 91-3 drubbing of Hong Kong at Tokyo’s Chichibunomiya Rugby Field.In a game in which it took only 45 seconds for Japan to score through a penalty by Keiji Hirose, the Brave Blossoms ran their opposition ragged as forwards and backs combined at will to score 12 tries. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Organizers manage to hold sport climbing test event without athletes

first_imgThe Ready Steady Tokyo sport climbing event had a wall, music, PA announcers and even a famous spectator.What it didn’t have was athletes. The sport climbing test event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics went ahead as planned on Friday at Aomi Urban Sports Park, near Odaiba in Tokyo’s Koto Ward. There was, however, one change, as the event was held without athletes because of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.Even without the athletes, the organizers took care, saying they took measures such as reminding everyone about properly washing of hands and various other recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus.“Also at the entrance we had a checksheet so everyone could confirm everyone had taken the measures were in good condition,” said Mika Yanagisawa, the venue manager. “If everything was OK, they could enter.”Twenty Japanese athletes — 10 men and 10 women — had been scheduled to take part initially.“Because of this situation with the virus. If you see the recommendation from the government, it’s quite natural to follow,” said Toru Kobinata, the Sport Climbing sports manager. “Our athletes who were supposed to be competing at this test event are under age 14 and 15. So we estimated the potential risk.“The purpose of the test is not a test for the athletes. It was a very difficult decision.”Tokyo 2020 staffers took their places, rubbing chalk on their hands and scaling the wall multiple times.“They are our NTOs and also international staff,” Kobinata said. “Volunteers who have the ability to climb.”With Koji Murofushi, the 2004 Athens Olympic hammer throw gold medalist, in attendance for part of the morning, the event went through all the motions of the sport, which will be making its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Sport climbing will take place from Aug. 4-7.The climbers came out and took all the requisite safety measures. As they climbed, up-tempo music blared through speakers and PA announcers called the action, noting the various nations the staffers were representing. There were a number of heats and rounds, complete with some false starts, disqualifications and absences.A Japanese announcer at one point encouraged the crowd (which was not there) to cheer for both competitors in a heat where both fell before reaching the top. The English-language announcer later told the (again, nonexistent) fans to look at the “imaginary scoreboard” afterward while waiting for the official results of the speed climbing qualifying round.The climbing wall towered over Aomi Urban Sports Park, a temporary open-air venue which will also host 3×3 basketball during the Olympics.The wall is separated into three sections. Moving from right to left, and in the order of the competition, is a 15-meter section used for speed climbing, the 4.5-meter section for bouldering and the wall for lead, where the height is over 15 meters.Athletes will compete in all three disciplines during the games. Their placements in the events will be combined at the end, with the athlete with the lowest score crowned as Olympic champion.Most everything seemed to work as planned, though organizers can only hope the weather is half as good as it was Friday, when there was nothing but clear, blue skies overhead. Kobinata also said they had also been thinking of measures with Tokyo’s summer heat in mind.The event took place just two days after the announcement rugby’s Asia Sevens Invitational, which was to have taken place next month and also serve as an Olympic test event, would be canceled. Many sporting events, in and outside Japan, have been altered, canceled or postponed due to virus concerns.“I am not an expert about the coronavirus,” Kobinata said. “We just followed the authorities’ suggestions.“What we did was our best under their recommendations.”Some are still questioning whether or not the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to take place from July 24 to Aug. 9, will take place as planned. Tokyo 2020 organizers and IOC President Thomas Bach, however, have recently said they expect the games to take place on time. KEYWORDS 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sport climbing GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Tokyo 2020 organizing staff climb a wall during a speed climbing test at Aomi Urban Sports Park on Friday in Tokyo’s Koto Ward. | AFP-JIJI A Tokyo 2020 organizing staff member jumps after climbing a wall during a bouldering test on Friday at Aomi Urban Sports Park. | AFP-JIJI RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

‘Players must put their hands up’ – Muldoon

first_img “It’s a good opportunity for people to put their hands up for future selection.”And as well as further opportunities for some of the squad’s young guns, Muldoon is excited about the impact of Piutau and Muldowney, who will make their first competitive appearances for the club.“It will be exciting to see both Charles and Aly on the pitch – they’re summer signings who picked up injuries early on,” he said.“They were frustrated by their injuries, but they’ve been a great influence on the squad. They are different age profiles but both very mature and are leaders in the squad, so it will be great to have them both back.”Purchase tickets for Friday’s game online now by clicking here, or via supporter services on 0117 963 0600. “It will be exciting to see both Charles (Piutau) and Aly (Muldowney) on the pitch. They were frustrated by their injuries, but they’ve been a great influence on the squad.” John Muldoon Bristol Bears welcome back three players from long-term injuries, with summer signings Charles Piutau, Aly Muldowney and Lewis Thiede all set to feature on Friday night.And Muldoon has urged the players involved to make their mark ahead of the upcoming return to Gallagher Premiership action.  “Too many errors cost us last weekend, and it was a frustrating day,” he said. “The positive was that players got game time.”  “It’s a time where you’ve got to utilise your squad and you’ve got to get people time on the pitch.”You’ve got to give one or two people a break, because it’s a long, long season and there’s a lot to play for, so it’s important to get fellas out there and also important that they get to do it in the right environment and under the pressure of a team that doesn’t know what’s coming.last_img read more

Our West London Championship XI based on the season so far

first_imgWith our clubs now able to take stock during the international break, we’ve compiled what we think is the best XI from west London’s Championship sides based on the season so far.Brentford’s hugely promising start to the campaign is reflected in the fact that our line-up includes seven Bees players.We’ve also listed four players we think might be ones to watch during the next month or so.AdChoices广告Here’s our selection:Dan Bentley (Brentford)Alex Smithies and David Button have performed very well for QPR and Fulham respectively, but Bentley has been absolutely brilliant since taking over from Button as Brentford’s number one. The 23-year-old keeper looks destined for the top.Maxime Colin (Brentford)The Frenchman has been dependable for Brentford this season and scored his first goal for the club in the recent 4-1 win against Reading. None of Fulham or Rangers’ options at right-back have been as convincing so far.John Egan (Brentford)Egan has been excellent since his summer move to Griffin Park and is an asset in both boxes. The Irish centre-back scored 11 times during his two-year spell at Gillingham and has already got three goals for the Bees.Egan looks like another fine signing by BrentfordHarlee Dean (Brentford)Dean’s consistency sees him take the second centre-back place here. Michael Madl made a fine start to the season for Fulham, as did on-loan Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas alongside him. It was a similar story at QPR with Steven Caulker and Grant Hall. But while those players have been up and down, Dean’s performance levels have remained steady.Jake Bidwell (QPR)Speaking of steady, Bidwell has hardly set the world alight since arriving at Loftus Road and QPR fans might be surprised to see him listed here. But a knee problem means the promising Callum Elder, signed on loan by Brentford to replace Bidwell, has been restricted to just one appearance in September, while Scott Malone hasn’t looked convincing for Fulham.Tom Cairney (Fulham)Even during a recent bad spell for Fulham, Cairney has continued to impress. He’s been a handful for full-backs and caused problems when drifting in off the flank to pick up space. And he’s scored important goals, netting the winner at Blackburn and earning points for his team at Nottingham Forest and Leeds.Cairney has been impressive for FulhamRyan Woods (Brentford)The signing of Woods from Shrewsbury last year was a master stroke. Just 22, he has already shown he is capable of running a Championship midfield. Combative and with an excellent range of passing, Woods has been west London’s stand-out Championship midfielder by some distance.Massimo Luongo (QPR)Luongo has gone the extra mile in proving to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink he can be the physical, hardworking midfielder the QPR boss wants him to be. Suddenly the Australian is a midfield workhorse and his recent performances have been exceptional, although it would be a shame if this is all at the long-term expense of his creative side.Lewis Macleod (Brentford)Another young Brentford player showing immense promise. After an injury-plagued 18 months following his move from Glasgow Rangers, Macleod, 23, has really looked the part this season and his career appears to be heading in the right direction again.Macleod is finally showing his abilityTjaronn Chery (QPR)Not as effective in the last couple of games – although he did set up the winner against Fulham on Saturday – but Chery has been QPR’s talisman in the number 10 role. The Dutchman, who scored 10 goals last season, already has four this term, the pick of the bunch being a stunning free-kick against Blackburn.Scott Hogan (Brentford)Of course. With seven goals this season – and 14 during 2016 – Hogan has been in a league of his own since battling back from a long spell on the sidelines. He not only scores goals, he can create them, hold the ball up, link play, pull out wide – the lot. This guy is something special.Hogan has been superb for the Bees so far this seasonOnes to watch in OctoberYeni Ngbakoto (QPR)The French winger, Rangers’ flagship summer signing, has not really got going since his arrival from Metz. His father recently died and the player has also been affected by a thigh problem.Idrissa Sylla (QPR)Sylla’s winner against Fulham on Saturday was his second goal since arriving in west London. He offers more pace and movement than Sebastian Polter, so if he can match the German’s work-rate there is every chance he could hold down a regular place.Sylla netted a late winner at Craven CottageSullay Kaikai (Brentford)The winger has looked exciting in patches since his loan move from Crystal Palace and there could be more to come.Jozabed (Fulham)The Spanish playmaker is still adjusting to English football following his recent move from Rayo Vallecano. He has bundles of ability and can certainly strike a ball. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x No Senior in Local Area Should Go Without This £49 Smartwatch x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Remember Her? 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