Tuscor Lloyds in worldwide network expansion

first_imgWhilst retaining its present building in Trafford Park, Tuscor Lloyds is moving into new premises in a landmark Quay West building in Manchester’s Salford Quays. The move is part of the company’s global expansion plans, which have recently seen offices opening in Manzanillo, Mexico; Naples, Italy; and Valencia, Spain.Nick Rodriguez of Tuscor Lloyds said: “At Tuscor Lloyds, we constantly seek out new opportunities globally but we have also built strong partnerships with some of the world’s largest corporations. In recent years we have seen tremendous improvements in our key markets around the world.”Tuscor Lloyds’ business is diversified in two key areas, general cargo project work and liner work comprising full and part load containers. The company also arranges out-of-profile shipments for the oil, gas and construction industries. Its liner division is heavily involved in the South American, Central American and North African markets, offering weekly shipments from various North European ports.last_img read more

CMA CGM inks Iranian deal

first_imgThe French government said that the agreement was signed during a visit by Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to Paris this week.The agreement is intended to boost CMA CGM’s presence in Iran and will initially focus on sharing vessels and jointly operating services.”The gradual lifting of sanctions should greatly increase trade between Iran and the rest of the world. This agreement opens CMA CGM to new development prospects in this area,” CMA CGM said in a statement.Since sanctions were lifted, Iran has been inundated with offers of trade cooperation from various countries.IRISL also expressed a desire to collaborate with Maersk Group, holding a meeting with the Danish Shipowners’ Association to discuss a partnership.Meanwhile, a delegation comprising Italian government figures and port authorities met with IRISL to negotiate mutual collaborations between the two countries in the post-sanctions era.IRISL managing director Mohammad Saeidi said at a recent forum: “Unfortunately, today IRISL stands at 23rd among top shipping lines thanks to sanctions, and has lost its place in the shipping world; however, one of our main goals is to stand at where we used to.”HLPFI is publishing a feature on Iran in its March/April 2016 edition – if you have any comments about the above or would like to contribute editorially to the article, please contact Annie Roberts at ar@heavyliftpfi.com.  www.cma-cgm.com www.irisl.netlast_img read more

STS cranes arrive at Wando Welch

first_imgProduced by ZPMC in China and shipped on one of the manufacturer’s semi-submerisble ships, the cranes mark the final stage of a USD48.4 million project to strengthen and upgrade the Wando Welch Terminal wharf as well as the infrastructure required for handling larger vessels.The Wando Welch Terminal received its first two neo-Panamax cranes in August 2016, and an additional crane is on order for delivery in August 2019. www.scspa.com www.zpmc.comlast_img

Minister signals weekend courts U-turn

first_imgThe government has indicated that it will drop plans to open courts at weekends, instead introducing longer weekday sittings. It also plans to achieve ‘colossal savings’ by expanding the use of video links between courts, police stations and prisons, and to continue its restorative justice and neighbourhood justice programmes. The July 2012 ‘swift and sure justice’ white paper proposed weekend court sittings – a proposal criticised by solicitors on the grounds of cost and lack of consultation. However Damian Green, the policing and criminal justice minister, told the Guardian newspaper (30 December) that, while there was a need for weekend courts for ‘big events’, ‘it’s likely that the most valuable flexibility will be at either end of the working day.’ Green said that courts traditionally sit for the ‘central part of the working day’, but for witnesses who work it would be more convenient to attend court at 6pm rather than 4pm. Green also said that greater use of video links would have a ‘significant impact’ on making the court system more efficient. He said that with more video links in police stations, officers could give evidence from their notebooks and not ‘have to waste a whole shift’ attending court. ‘Repeat that across thousands of cases and you can make colossal savings,’ Green said. Green claimed an 85% satisfaction rate from victims who have been through the restorative justice process, which places the victim at the centre of proceedings and allows offenders to meet them and apologise in person. Some 18,000 police officers have been trained in the techniques, Green said, and £1.5m earmarked for training prison officers. Green added that the country’s 37 neighbourhood justice panels, which aim to involve victims, offenders and the local community, have dealt with 122 referrals from police officers or local authorities. He said: ‘These are not meant to replace magistrates courts. These are for offences that might otherwise be beneath the radar of the criminal justice system.’last_img read more

‘Shared cultural norms’ harming competition, says super-regulator

first_img‘Shared cultural norms’ among legal professionals have the effect of weakening competition between providers of services, the legal sector’s oversight regulator said today.In its response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) interim report on the sector, the Legal Services Board says ‘the pace of change needs to increase’ to achieve the intended benefits of the Legal Services Act 2007.It agrees with the CMA that there is a need for more transparency of price and service quality.‘The absence of such indicators inhibits consumer choice, reducing the incentives for providers to compete on price, quality and innovation,’ the response states. Noting other features of the legal services market that affect competition, the response says consumers tend to purchase legal services infrequently and at times of distress.In addition, there is a legacy of ‘strong professional identities’ that may impact upon competition. The LSB says that in 2015 solicitors had 58% of the UK legal sector market by turnover while barristers had 9%.‘These professional groups by their nature have a tendency towards shared cultural norms which can have some benefits, but which also lead to behaviours that mute competition between providers.’An example of such ‘behaviours’ is the prevalence of the term ‘solicitor’ over individual firm branding, the response states.Neil Buckley (pictured), chief executive of the LSB, said: ‘We believe that transparency can be improved and consumers empowered. ‘However, we believe there are other inherent features of legal services which make it challenging to rely on consumers alone to actively shape the market.  ‘Well-designed market transparency measures need to be advanced in tandem with regulatory reform of the legislative framework as this could contribute directly to increasing competition in this sector.’Meanwhile the board has asked the Legal Services Consumer Panel to give its perspective on whether existing ‘information remedies’ are working well for consumers.A letter to the panel states that information remedies are most commonly set in codes of conduct and can either take the form of broad principles or prescriptive requirements. The panel has been asked to report by the end of the year. Buckley says in the letter that the panel’s advice is ‘particularly timely since information remedies are a central feature of both the Competition and Market Authority legal services market study and proposed changes to the SRA Handbook.’last_img read more

New chief coroner appointed

first_imgHis Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC has been appointed as the second Chief Coroner of England and Wales with effect from 1 October, for a three-year term.He will succeed HHJ Peter Thornton QC, who retires in October.   Lucraft, 54, was called to the bar in 1984 and took silk in 2006. He was appointed a Recorder in 2003 and a Circuit Judge in 2012. He is currently deployed to the Central Criminal Court where, in addition to his new work as chief coroner, he will continue to sit.The chief coroner, an office created by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, is head of the coroner system, providing national leadership for coroners in England and Wales. Thornton has won plaudits in the role for modernising a system perceived to be in need of greater professionalisation.Charity Inquest, which advises the families of people who die in custody, has praised Thornton for providing training for coroners’ officers.Last month Thornton called for legal aid to be provided for families at inquests in which the government pays for lawyers to represent police officers or other state employees.last_img read more

Orlando city releases names, ages of 49 nightclub shooting victims

first_img— Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34— Stanley Almodovar III, 23 — Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20— Juan Ramon Guerroro, 22— Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36— Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22— Luis S. Vielma, 22— Kimberly Morris, 37— Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30— Darryl Roman Burt II, 29— Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32— Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21— Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25— Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35— Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50— Amanda Alvear, 25— Martin Benitez Torres, 33— Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37— Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26— Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35— Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25— Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31— Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26— Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25— Miguel Angel Honorato, 30— Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40— Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32— Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19— Cory James Connell, 21— Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37— Luis Daniel Conde, 39— Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33— Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25— Jerald Arthur Wright, 31— Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25— Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25— Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24— Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27— Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33— Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49— Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24— Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32— Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28— Frank Hernandez, 27— Paul Terrell Henry, 41— Antonio Davon Brown, 29—Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24— Akyra Monet Murray, 18— Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 The city of Orlando has released the names and ages of those killed in this weekend’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida; U.S.A. Families were able to identify their loved ones.A gunman, affiliated to terror group ISIL, stormed the nightclub on Sunday, shooting dead 49 patrons before being shot by police. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in the United States’ history.Police are investigating those who knew the gunman, after ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.The list according to AP is as follows; Orlando city releases names, ages of 49 nightclub shooting victimslast_img read more

EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! NewsPoliticsRegional EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti by: Associated Free Press – April 30, 2016 Tweetcenter_img Share 73 Views   no discussions PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) – The European Union said Friday it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic.The funding included 12.2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians, an EU news release said.The El Nino weather phenomenon has devastated crops, with losses of up to 70 percent in some areas. About 3.6 million Haitians are facing food insecurity, with 1.3 million among them severely food insecure, according to the World Food Program.The EU was also allocating 400,000 euros to assist people in Haiti who had been deported from the Dominican Republic.The neighbouring country began enforcing an immigration policy in summer 2015 primarily targeting people of Haitian origin.Since then, some 87,000 people have been forced across the border into Haiti, where some have never lived. Among them are more than 1,200 unaccompanied minors, according to the International Organization for Migration.Some were deported so suddenly that they arrive with only the clothes on their backs. Thousands are living near the border in makeshift dwellings with poor sanitation.In addition to the emergency aid, the EU was also providing 17 million for medium and long-term projects aimed at helping Haiti build its capacity to respond to climate threats.Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas, crippled by long-term political instability and a devastating quake in 2010.last_img read more

Automated Software Enables CISPR-Compliant Real-Time Emission Measurements

first_imgThe new TDEMI EMI Receiver Family from Gauss Instruments’ provides a huge fully CISPR compliant real-time bandwidth that speeds up measurements and reduces the measurement uncertainty significantly – both at the same time. By using Gauss’ full automation software suite EMI64k, the test procedures can be configured according to the CISPR 16-2-3 standard for the FFT-based measuring instruments. In comparison to the previously done pre-scan and final measurement strategy, the overall test quality can be significantly increased whereas the testing times are reduced by orders of magnitudes.In the past, to reduce test times a pre and final scan test procedure was usually conducted. During the pre-scan procedure, which is just a quick overview measurement by the way, the critical frequencies with maximum emissions are going to be identified. Afterwards detecting these critical frequencies the final measurement is carried out then in the single frequency mode with much longer dwell times now to achieve a more accurate result.Now, Gauss Instruments has introduced a novel real-time scanning feature for their TDEMI X test receiver series providing several Gigahertz of real-time bandwidth (Option QCDSP-UG, UFSPA-UG). Thus the final maximization can be performed at all frequencies simultaneously in just one step. By using the newly designed very powerful hardware module, such measurements across several GHz can be performed in the real-time spectrum analyzer mode. For example in the frequency range from 1 GHz to 18 GHz all frequency points can be directly measured with a very high resolution in time and the result can be maximized instantaneously.Over the entire frequency range the results are displayed in real-time. The detectors peak, average, and RMS are available in this mode. Further the video bandwidths, which are required according to the standards, can be applied. Of course all the measurements according to the standards CISPR 16-1-1, MIL 461, DO 160 as well as many other national and international standards are fully covered.For the very first time, a typical emission measurement in the range of 1 GHz up to 18 GHz the full frequency range is scanned in real-time now by testing with the TDEMI X test receiver of Gauss. The DUT is rotated in just one continuous movement and the angular position as well as the maximum level of emission is recorded. All the requirements of the standards CISPR 16-2-3 as well as the ANSI and FCC standards are fulfilled by the TDEMI X receiver.This allows making EMC testing more sustainable. For example, it is possible to create an entire database and documentation with radiation patterns, test procedures, and casing construction but also many more information. New product developments and designs can be tested right from the beginning to make sure all the required limits are fulfilled. This saves time and money in development and design process but also in the final market certification process. Of course the EMI64k is not limited only to CISPR applications, but also measurements according to FCC and ANSI or MIL-461 and DO-160 standards are also applicable as well. An overview is shown in the figure (Fig B) given as a screenshot of the graphical user interface.The TDEMI receiver families provide the perfect match for all kind of tests and applications. Starting from pre-compliance, ultra compact and mobile receives up to high-end EMI test solutions with up to 685 MHz real-time bandwidth, 40 GHz real-time scanning as well as the lowest noise floor available in the receiver and real-time analyzer market.Due to the modular architecture of their TDEMI EMI receiver as well as the automation software suite EMI64k, Gauss Instruments provide an optimum and cost effective software solution tailored to user requirements. Also upgrades to fulfill extended or new upcoming requirements are possible any time later on.last_img read more

UWF Opens Homestead With West Georgia Saturday

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Live Stats Live Stats Live Video Watch Series History UWF leads 24-21 Location Pensacola, Fla. | UWF Field House West Florida (11-3, 6-2) vs. West Georgia (6-6, 5-3)center_img Twitter Twitter: @GoArgos  | IG: @GoArgos | FB: /GoArgos Tickets $5 GA | $3 Seniors/Military/Students | UWF students free w/ valid ID Date | Time Saturday, Jan. 14 | 2:00 pm  ABOUT UWF* Fifth-year head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton has four starters and eight letterwinners back from last year’s 17-10 squad that finished tied for third in the GSC regular season at 15-7.* Yelton is 73-54 at UWF and 130-138 in 9-plus years as a college head coach, which includes a 57-84 mark in at Charleston Southern from 2001-06 … She is a 1996 North Carolina graduate who was the school’s all-time leader in every 3-point category at the end of her career.QUITE A START* UWF’s 11-3 start through 14 games is tied for the second-best mark after as many games in school history … The 1997-98 squad opened 10-1 before finishing with a 25-5 mark overall … This season’s 5-0 start marked the first such start for the first time since a 6-0 beginning in 1996-97.BALANCED SCORING FOR THE ARGOS* UWF has had a balanced scoring output all season, putting at least four players in double figures in 12 of 13 games … A season-best six players achieved the benchmark in the 109-point output against Albany State in the second game of the year … Six players are averaging at least 8.2 points per game … Only point guard Alex Coyne is playing more than 30 minutes per game, allowing the coaching staff to go upwards of nine players deep with regularity.ABOUT UWG* The Wolves 6-6 overall and 5-3 in GSC play after a 63-53 win at Valdosta State on Thursday … UWG is 5-1 when it holds opponents under 60 points.SERIES HISTORY VS. UWG* UWF leads the series 24-21, but the Wolves have won three of the last four games … The teams split the home-and-home series last season, each team winning at home.BREWER ON A TEAR EARLY ON* Junior F Toni Brewer has averaged 15.5 points (5th in GSC) and 13.2 rebounds (1st in NCAA) with 10 double-doubles (2nd in NCAA) in the first 11 contests … She ranks fifth in the GSC with a 45% FG pct. … She pulled down a career-high 23 rebounds at Montevallo on Nov. 19 in the third game of the year … that marked the most in either Division I or II at the time (since has dropped to No. 4 in D2), the second-most in UWF history and the 13th-most in GSC history … She enters the Shorter game with 838 points and 612 rebounds in her career.BOBOS REACHES 1,000 POINTS & NEARS UWF REBOUNDING RECORD* Senior F Katie Bobos has been as consistent a performer as anyone in school history, entering the UWG game with 1082 points and 757 rebounds … The Lowell, Ind. native has 11 games in double figures this year which includes her career-high 21 points against St. Mary’s … She became just the tenth player in program history to surpass 1,000 points when she reached the milestone at Union just before the holiday break … She is just the second player in school history to go over 700 rebounds and is just 42 away from setting the school record.COYNE AS STEADY AS EVER* Senior PG Alex Coyne has continued her impressive play since arriving at UWF last year … She is currently averaging 10.0 points, 6.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds per outing … Her 6.4 apg rank 10th in the NCAA … She enters the UWG contest with 271 assists in her two years at UWF, good for 6th in school history..UWF CAREER RECORD WATCHSCORING1. 2,104 – Kristi Jernigan (1989-93)2. 1,472 – Erin Vierling – (2002-06)3. 1,446 – Jennifer Baas (1993-97)4. 1,444 – Michelle Gibson (2003-06)5. 1,256 – Tanisha Rickman (1998-99)6. 1,121 – Kelly Barrett (2000-03)7. 1,069 – Jennifer Morris (1993-95)8. 1,082 – Katie Bobos (2013-pr)9. 1,050 – Amy Drake (2007-10)10. 1,000 – Lyndsay Munro (2001-06)11. 970 – LaKeisha Little (1997-00)REBOUNDS1. 798 – Melissa Nafzger (2003-06)2. 757 – Katie Bobos (2013-pr)3. 685 – Jennifer Bass (1993-97)4. 674 – Erin Vierling (2002-06)5. 644 – Toni Brewer (2014-pr)6. 609 – Karly Geller (1999-2002)7. 573 – Segeeta Bland (1999-00)8. 552 – Lyndsay Munro (2002-06)9. 528 – Jessica Young (2008-11)10. 470 – Dominique Boykins (2006-10)ASSISTS1. 385 – Sydney Jackson (1993-96)2. 330 – Clenita Jones (2001-04)3. 302 – Amy Drake (2007-10)4. 275 – Ann Ching (2003-06)5. 274 – Kelly Barrett (2000-03)6. 271 – Alex Coyne (2015-pr)7. 260 – Toynetta Johnson (2012-14)T8. 252 – Charlotte Griffin (1998-99)T8. 252 – Heather Morris (1999-02)10. 247 – Michelle Gibson (2003-06)11. 222 – LaKeisha Little (1997-00)BLOCKED SHOTS1. 195 – Melissa Nafzger (2003-06)2. 120 – Courtney Meyer (2014-pr)3. 116 – Regan Rockwell (1994-97)4. 104 – Juana Coletti (1985-87)5. 95 – Raquel Miller (2012-14)6. 77 – Tara Russ (2004-08)7. 72 – Wynette Villines (1993-95)ROAD SUCCESS OVER THE LAST THREE SEASONS* UWF has gone 19-10 in regular-season road games the past three seasons – 8-4 in 2014-15, 8-5 in 2015-16 and 3-1 this season … The Argos had their three-game road win streak snapped at Union prior to a win at Christian Brothers just prior to the NCAA’s Division II winter break.WHAT HAPPENED IN THE OFFSEASON* Former assistant coach Jessie Ivey was named the National Division 2 Assistant Coach of the Year by the WBCA, before accepting a similar position at Bowling Green … UWF hired former WNBA veteran LaQuanda Quick as her replacement. Quick spent last season at Winston Salem State and has been put in charge of the Argonaut defense … UWF took a foreign tour to the Dominican Republic from Aug. 11-18. The squad played four games, visited local sugarcane villages, orphanages and women’s shelters while ministering and sharing the love of basketball.UWF PICKED 3RD IN GSC PRESEASON POLL* The UWF women’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the Gulf South Conference preseason coaches poll … UWF earned a total of 101 points in the voting process, collecting one first place vote, a league-high five second-place votes, one third, three fourth and a fifth place vote.* Defending regular-season champion Union was picked first, followed by Delta State, which won the GSC Tournament title. Lee followed UWF in fourth, and Shorter was picked fifth.* Seniors Katie Bobos and Alex Coyne were each named to the 5-member preseason all-conference team … Bobos was a second-team all-GSC and academic all-GSC honoree last year after averaging 12.8 points and 8.0 rebounds. The Lowell, Indiana native scored in double figures in 21 games and collected eight double-doubles … Coyne was also a second team choice a year ago after transferring from Southern Miss. In her first season with the Argos, the point guard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania averaged 10.0 points, 6.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. She led the GSC and ranked fifth in the NCAA in assists, and was third in GSC and 49th nationally in steals.GSC Preseason Coaches PollTeam Poll Points1. Union (10) 1202. Delta State (1) 1033. West Florida (1) 1014. Lee 945. Shorter 836. Alabama Huntsville 667. West Georgia 578. Christian Brothers 459. Valdosta State 4410. West Alabama 4211. North Alabama 2412. Mississippi College 13First place votes in parenthesislast_img read more