People Moves: Knight Frank, Lodders, Bovis Homes and more

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SwissMarine Buys Two from JES, China

first_imgJiangsu Eastern Shipbuilding (JES) has signed a deal with SwissMarine to sell two 79,800 dwt panamax bulk carriers for a total sum of $44 million.The two bulkers were ordered by Croatian owner Atlantska Plovidba in 2008 at a price of $45m per vessel, reports SinoShip.The order, originally placed with JEHI, was for a total of four Panamax vessels. Atlantska Plovidba in July cancelled the order for the last two units as the shipyard failed to deliver the vessels on time.Technical DataVessel type: Bulk CarrierGross tonnage: 43,717 tonsSummer DWT: 79,964 tonsLength: 229 mBeam: 32 mDraught: 12.2 m[mappress]Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, August 13, 2013last_img read more

Fugro Wins Geotechnical Services Contract Offshore Mexico

first_imgFugro has been awarded a contract of around USD 90 million by Mexico’s national oil company PEMEX for ultra deep water geotechnical and pilot hole (drilling and logging) services associated with the de-risking of drilling locations and field developments planned offshore Mexico. The overall duration of geoconsulting and drilling activity is expected to be 14 months.“This contract award represents a further strengthening of Fugro’s long and successful history in working with PEMEX and reinforces Fugro’s market leadership internationally as the preferred service provider for deepwater and ultra deepwater geotechnical data gathering, interpretation and consulting services, ” said Fugro in a press release.Fugro utilises ultra deepwater vessels such as the Fugro Synergy for work of this nature.Fugro’s geotechnical soil data collection, lab testing and consultancy services are centered around onshore and offshore site investigation. The geotechnical information is used to design foundations for offshore structures, on and offshore pipelines, ports, large buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure.[mappress]October 24, 2013last_img read more

CCJ president urges greater use of technology to reduce crime

first_img Share President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Sir Dennis ByronKINGSTON, Jamaica (Jamaica Information Service) — President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, has called for increased use of technology by the police, particularly in Jamaica, to reduce crime.He contends that in Jamaica’s ongoing development of justice reform initiatives, technology must be pivotal in the interventions being considered to fight crime.“This includes the use of wireless surveillance, global positioning systems (GPS), personal digital assistant (PDA) devices, in-car computers and vest-mounted cameras to enhance and eventually replace hand written police reports, station diaries and eye-witness testimony,” Sir Dennis explained.He was delivering the 23rd annual Churches’ Emancipation Lecture at Webster Memorial United Church in Kingston, on Sunday, July 31.Sir Dennis noted that criminal justice reform initiatives already undertaken in Jamaica have demonstrated that the process requires “cross-disciplinary, holistic, cultural and societal approaches”, to yield the desired outcomes.He further stated that it was also necessary to lobby dispensational change among all the major stakeholders, including the police, judiciary and legal fraternity and correctional service.Sir Dennis cautioned, however, that investments in technology must be coupled with adequate training of the persons who will use the inputs to ensure strategic and optimal use and outcomes that redound to the nation’s benefit.The CCJ president also emphasized that introducing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practices for lesser crimes and encouraging more persons committing offences to plead guilty for their indiscretions, are among the measures that can further strengthen the ongoing reforms and complement recommended strategies.The 2016 Churches’ Emancipation Lecture was held under the theme: ‘The Lesson and the Legacy: Justice Reform and Emancipation’.It aims to provide the public with in-depth analyses about the impact of slavery and emancipation on the Jamaican and Caribbean people.The event is organized by the congregations of Bethel and Boulevard Baptist Churches; Hope, Meadowbrook and Webster Memorial United Churches; and the United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI). Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional CCJ president urges greater use of technology to reduce crime by: (Jamaica Information Service) – August 2, 2016 Share 34 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Manchester United include their player in the offer for Grilish –…

first_imgThe Manchester United team is ready to offer an interesting deal to Aston Villa in an attempt to attract Jack Greenish. The Daily Mail claims that goalkeeper Sergio Romero could be part of the Red Devils’ offer.Thus, Dean Henderson will most likely stay in Manchester and compete with David De Gea for the title of goalkeeper at the club. Villa has discussed the possibility of hiring Henderson, but Sportsmail writes that United are more likely to part with Romero.source: Getty / Gulliver imagesThe Argentine guard has been De Gea’s reserve throughout his stay at the club so far and is open for transfer in search of a starting place. Recently, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that it is unlikely that all three goalkeepers will stay at the club next season.It is believed that the leadership of the “red devils” has already declared its interest and the specific proposal to Aston Villa, but negotiations are expected to develop in the coming weeks. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Their Super Sunday

first_imgBy Russell Bennett It was a Super Sunday of results for the Pakenham Warriors at Cardinia Life on the weekend…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Canucks Finally Win in Regulation, Defeat Avalanche 3-1

first_imgI believe there’s an element of truth to what the team is saying.  For instance, their last four games, and five of their last six, have been against teams that are within five points of the last playoff spot (three points if you count games in hand) in the West – they are clearly playing with some level of desperation as they clamour to get into the Stanley Cup tournament.In addition, games all across the league are tightening up defensively, as it appears we are headed back into “Dead Puck Era V2.0”.  Further, it’s been noticeable of late that more and more obstruction fouls and interference calls are not being whistled by the officials, which leads to fewer power plays and less time and space on the ice.That all said, I can’t figure out if it should be troubling that the Canucks don’t seem to be able to put any distance between them and their opponent on a night to night basis.  This team certainly feels different to last year’s President’s Trophy team, which seemed to win with a certain level of dominance that has been rare this season. There are many games, tonight’s included, that just feel like with a little bit more effort, if the team were just to bear down a bit more in a few key moments, the Canucks would be able to put their opponent away earlier than they do.However, it should be viewed as a positive that they just don’t let teams get away from them when they aren’t playing well.  They almost never let a team get out to a lead of more than two goals, which more often than not, allows them to press and more often than not, get the game tied (or better).I believe there’s a subconscious realization by the team that they don’t *need* to lay it all out on the ice game in, game out at this time of year.  They have seen what it takes to get the ultimate job done and know how the grind of the playoffs can wear the team down both physically and mentally.  If they are leaving more in the tank this season to prepare for that, I’m all for it.The most important thing, when the time comes, will be their ability to put the foot on the gas and put teams away when they have them down and are carrying the play – this will ultimately determine just how successful a season this turns out to be. SEDIN TWINS STRUGGLING, BUT SHOW BETTER TONIGHTDaniel and Henrik Sedin are struggling by their standards, as tonight they were held off the scoresheet for the third game in a row.  In their last 12 games, they have combined for only 13 points – about half of their typical point-per-game average.Certainly, part of the twins’ struggles have to do with a lack of significant power play time – the Canucks have only 30 power plays in those last 12 games (2.5 per game), and only 7 in the last three.  The PP has only scored four times in those 30 power plays, and has no goals in the last three games.  Clearly, the power play is struggling because the twins are struggling, as this is where they do a lot of their damage.Tonight the twins had good puck possession and were able to sustain pressure in the Avalanche zone on a number of occasions.  Daniel missed two opportunities from the side of the net, one going off the side of the netting and the other saw the puck bounce over his stick. Hopefully tonight was a harbinger of better things to come for the duo, as they need to be firing on all cylinders if the Canucks hope to get things rolling again. PARTING SHOTSChecking in on the standings:  A large section of this blog has focused on the Canucks’ last 22 games and how their record over this period may be slightly deceiving given their lack of ability to win by more than one goal.  Make no mistake about it – although they haven’t appeared dominant on the ice, they have certainly been so in the standings.Tonight sees the Canucks second in the West and third overall with 78 points from 57 games.  They hold a game in hand on Detroit, the Western Conference leaders, if they win that game they would tie Detroit for first.  The league leading New York Rangers hold two games in hand on Vancouver and if those games were won, would have a five point lead on the Canucks.In terms of the all-important stat of regulation losses, only the Rangers have fewer than Vancouver (13 to Vancouver’s 15).   The Canucks are getting points from almost every game they play.  During the past three weeks or so, other contending teams such as Boston, Philadephia, San Jose, and Chicago have struggled.Broadcast Observation of the Day:  There’s not much of note here tonight.  I disagreed with John Garrett’s assessment of Luongo’s play, when he stated that it wasn’t the number of saves he made, but WHEN he made them.  Luongo did make a couple of saves in key situations tonight, but my problem was the fact that Garrett was not talking just about tonight’s game, but rather his recent run. Just last game, against Phoenix, Luongo did the exactly the opposite – let in an absolutely horrible goal with less than three minutes left to tie the game.  If Garrett had contrasted that performance with tonight’s, it would have made sense.Looking ahead: Vancouver hosts the team from the Centre of the Universe, the dreaded Toronto Maple Leafs – another team fighting for a playoff spot.  The game is laughingly again at 4pm PST – wouldn’t want any of the Toronto-based TV audience to have to stay up too late on a weekend. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s ( west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.Two Saturdays ago, the Colorado Avalanche were victimized by a strange bounce off a stanchion that led to the Canucks tying goal in the last minute of regulation.  While the drama wasn’t quite as high on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena, Vancouver was again the recipient of a fortuitous bounce, and it led to a late goal that propelled the Canucks to a 3-1 win – only their second win in regulation in their last nine games.  The Canucks are now 13-0-2 in their last 15 games against Colorado, and extended their lead in the Northwest Division to a whopping 16 points.The Canucks jumped out to an extremely early lead, as David Booth scored only 13 seconds into the game at the end of a rush off the opening faceoff.  The Canucks dominated possession play for the rest of the period, but were unable to extend their lead.  Starting netminder Jean-Sebastian Giguere left the game late in the period due to a groin injury, replaced by Semyon Varlamov.The second and third periods were more even.  The Canucks started well but, in a familiar pattern, were thrown off by a couple of penalties that helped their opponent get back into the game in the second period.  Colorado built on this bit of momentum and broke through on the scoreboard midway through the second, when Milan Hejduk fed a beautiful cross-ice feed to Erik Johnson, who fired the puck past Roberto Luongo.The teams continued their even play through the third.  With six and a half minutes left, an Avalanche clearing attempt by defenseman Kyle Quincey bounced off the linesman’s leg into the slot, where Cody Hodgson had good body position, took possession of the puck, and slid a pass to a wide open Jannik Hansen who fired a slapshot past Varlamov for the game-winner. Alex Burrows added an empty netter after a nice play at the blue line by Chris Higgins, who returned to the lineup and played a solid game for the home team.This game was yet another familiar one for Canuck fans.  Vancouver was the better team on the night, however, they were unable to capitalize on many of their chances and hence let the Avalanche stick around and tie the game up. Although he didn’t have to deal with a vast number of difficult stops, when he was faced with a prime scoring opportunity, Luongo played his part and stymied Colorado on a handful of occasions.  Most importantly, he made a couple of great saves after the Canucks had taken the late third period lead to preserve the win, including this one on Paul Stastny. WHAT IS WITH ALL THESE CLOSE GAMES – ARE THEY GOOD OR BAD?The Canucks have now played 22 games since the Christmas break, approximately one-quarter of the season.  Their record over this stretch is an impressive 15-3-4.  However, the makeup of these 15 wins is worth taking a deeper look at.Of the 15 wins, the Canucks have won seven in regulation time, three in overtime, and five in a shootout.  The seven wins in regulation include two over Minnesota one over Edmonton, Anaheim, Boston, San Jose, and Colorado. Other than Boston and San Jose, it’s not an overly impressive list; Minnesota has been the worst team in the league since mid-December, and Edmonton and Anaheim are closer to the bottom of the Western Conference standings than they are the top.  Moreover, of those wins, only the two against Minnesota and the ones against Edmonton and Anaheim had a margin of victory of greater than one goal, not including empty-net goals. If you boil it all down, in their last 22 games, the Canucks have only four wins in regulation where the margin of victory was greater than one goal, and only one since January 4.On the flip side, it’s worth pointing out that the Canucks only have two losses in regulation by a margin greater than one goal over this timeframe.Clearly, the trend is that the Canucks are playing a ton of close games, with 12 of the last 22 being tied at the end of regulation.  The Canucks’ spin on this in the media has been what you’d expect, full of all the cliches:  all the teams in the NHL are good and you can’t take a night off; teams are really playing dull defensive systems and “there isn’t a lot of space out there”; the Canucks are coming up against desperate teams who are playing “playoff style hockey”; and various other standard responses that we have all become accustomed to.  There has even been rumblings from a couple of players that in this market, winning doesn’t seem to be good enough, but it now matters “how” the team wins.last_img read more

Scandals Continue Casting Spotlight on Sexual Harassment

first_imgCBS Chief Les Moonves has become the latest high-profile executive accused of harassment in the #MeToo era and surely won’t be the last. Six women have accused him of sexual harassment or misconduct from the 1980s to the 2000s. But give Late Show host Stephen Colbert credit for taking time during an opening monologue to address the controversy surrounding Moonves, the man who hired him, head on.“Everybody believes in accountability until it’s their guy, and make no mistake Les Moonves is my guy. He stood behind this show while we were struggling to find our voice, and I like working for him” said Colbert. “But accountability is meaningless unless it’s for everybody—whether it’s the leader of a network or the leader of the free world.”It was fitting that Colbert used his powerful pulpit to make a statement because sexual harassment is so often about power—who has it and who doesn’t. And it would be hard to find someone more powerful in the media industry than Moonves.But as Philadelphia employment attorney Jonathan Segal noted on our most recent XpertHR podcast, “Sexual Harassment 2.0, Now What?,” power doesn’t just start at the top. “If you’re a $10-an-hour person who works in a hotel and the $12-an-hour employee comes onto you, he has Harvey Weinstein-like power [over that person],” said Segal.Weinstein was the low-hanging fruit that launched the #MeToo movement, a bully and serial predator whose alleged conduct went way beyond the pale. And it remains to be seen where the independent investigation will go surrounding Moonves, a more well-liked executive with a record of promoting women but who nonetheless faces serious claims of forcible kissing, unwanted advances and retaliation.But most cases don’t rise to this level of publicity. And still more fall into an area where there are shades of gray, especially when the harassment claims may have arisen out of a workplace relationship gone bad. Segal also points to hugs in the office as another example.So what role can HR play in investigating sexual harassment claims? In cases against high-level executives, the best course is an outside investigation. But in many other situations, Segal said, HR can be a valuable resource in taking action despite some of the criticism the profession has received. According to Segal, leadership teams need to show that they value HR and that it plays a critical role in decision-making.So long as HR is empowered, he said, then employees will have more confidence in its ability to solve problems, including those involving sexual harassment.“You don’t read about the hundreds of cases where the problems have gone away because HR took appropriate corrective action,” noted Segal. “But no one calls the New York Times and says, ‘HR did a great job.’ And HR often does do a great job.”For more of Segal’s insights on sexual harassment in the workplace and what employers need to know, listen in to the latest XpertHR podcast.Originally posted on XpertHR blog.last_img read more

Facebook testing features that let Pages archive and share Stories

first_imgFacebook’s Stories Archive feature for Pages.Facebook is testing new ways for Pages to archive and share Stories. Marketing Land first became aware of the new features after social media consultant Matt Navarra Tweeted an image of them on Tuesday.“We’re always looking to bring more Stories features to Pages on Facebook, like Stories Archive and the ability for people to share a Page’s story. We will continue to learn and iterate as we test more features like these,” said a Facebook spokesperson in an email to Marketing Land.Why you should careThe new feature allowing Page Stories to be shared by other users could potentially expand the organic reach of a brand’s content beyond its followers.“As advertisers, News Feed posts and ads have had sharing abilities for years. Now, with Stories in the mix, having this popular new placement will be beneficial to us as our audiences will easily be able to share our content, thus, amplifying reach, visibility, and brand trust,” said Akvile DeFazio, president of the social media advertising agency AKvertise, “When people deem content share-worthy, it eases some of the heavy lifting we do as advertisers.”With the Stories archive feature, brands will be able access to their Stories after the 24-hour display period ends, an extra bonus that comes with many benefits.“Archiving this ephemeral content will prolong its shelf life, which will be helpful in keeping historical data, strategizing future posts based on past performance, and will give us the ability to repurpose content as we test it with new audiences.”The archive feature is listed under the Stories tab in a Page’s Publish Tools menu, and the ability to turn on sharing for Stories is under the “General” tab in the Page settings menu.More on the newsFacebook opened Stories to Pages more than a year ago, but the only rolled out Stories ads globally last September.In December, Facebook rolled out Stories to Groups globally, giving group admins controls to monitor the content and members contributing to the Stories.During Facebook’s earnings call for the second quarter of 2018, COO Sheryl Sandberg said the company would be investing in growing and promoting Stories, and that Facebook was very optimistic about monetizing its Stories content.The post Facebook testing features that let Pages archive and share Stories appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Facebook testing features that let Pages archive and share Stories Posted on 13th March 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingFacebook testing features that let Pages archive and share Stories Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Facebook testing features that let Pages archive and share StoriesYou are here:last_img read more