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Arctic station shipped by air

first_imgThe airlift involved transporting 210 tonnes of cargo to Station Nord on 17 Antonov An-12 charter flights out of Longyearbyen, Norway.Just 924 km from the North Pole, the scientific outpost is accessible only by air. Sea ice and average temperatures of -14°C and lows of -50°C in the winter make it almost impossible to reach by supply ship.When complete the new research facilities will monitor Arctic air pollution.Kim Borgaard, regional sales manager Scandinavia at Chapman Freeborn comments: “Inclement weather conditions and the remote location of Station Nord made the operation a challenge from the outset.”   www.chapman-freeborn.comlast_img

CDEMA to sign MOU with Argentina

first_imgThe Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Argentina on Thursday aimed at further enhancing collaboration in the field of disaster risk reduction and international humanitarian assistance.CDEMA said both institutions have committed to exchange experiences and good practices in the field of disaster risk management through activities that contribute to improving strategic planning and to building capacities for inter-institutional cooperation in keeping with their respective regulatory frameworks.“The MOU will therefore support the implementation of activities to jointly strengthen comprehensive disaster management and humanitarian capacities at the regional level, thus favoring the implementation of mandates on disaster reduction, mitigation, response and recovery.“The cooperation will also support the exchanging of scientific and technical information for the joint development of projects and collaboration on humanitarian assistance with a view to reducing the vulnerability of the citizens of the region,” CDEMA added.The MOU will be signed by CDEMA’s executive director, Ronald Jackson and Ambassador Alejandro Daneri, the president of the White Helmets Commission in Argentina.The signing of the MOU coincides with the ninth meeting of CDEMA’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which ends here on Friday.The TAC brings together disaster coordinators as well as directors of the National Disaster Offices of the 18 participating states and representatives of specialized regional institutions, such as those engaged in technological, meteorological and seismological fields whose programs are directly related to the regional disaster management agenda.last_img read more

EC$3.7 million police station to be commissioned

first_img Share LocalNews EC$3.7 million police station to be commissioned by: – April 8, 2013 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 23 Views   no discussions Share Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Nicholas Bruno (right) presenting a police officer with a certificate following a training program in December last yearA new police station to serve the Grand Bay district will be officially commissioned on Tuesday, April 9th by the Government of Dominica.The facility which was constructed by R & L Construction firm based in the Grand Bay/Pichelin area was at a cost of EC$3.7 million. The official commissioning is scheduled to take place at 4pm.The Technical Services Unit of the Ministry of Public Works also assisted the firm with supervision and design works.The facility which was funded by the Venezuelan Government, provides all the amenities and services requested by the police, and is already being utilized. “There was a little delay in the construction of the project but I think overall we are happy with the outcome, and believe the structure is in fact a beautiful structure,” permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security told an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes.Although there are 11 police officers currently stationed there, the new facility has the capacity to house 20 officers.“We now have facilities for the women which previously we didn’t have so now we have women located at Grand Bay, part of the project also saw the construction of the inspector’s quarters which is typical for inspectors in charge of districts,” he noted further.The new facility serves the communities of Grand Bay, Tete Morne, Fond St Jean, Petite Savanne, Bagatelle and Dubique. As part of the official opening ceremony, the government will also hand over 10 Petro Casa Houses to the villagers of Grand Bay. These have been constructed in close proximity to the Police Station.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

DP World Closes Acquisition of Cosmos Agencia Marítima, Peru

first_imgGlobal trade enabler DP World, announced the successful closing of the acquisition of Cosmos Agencia Marítima S.A.C. (CAM) in Peru.On 18 March, DP World and Andino Investment Holding announced an agreement for DP World to acquire 100% of the shares of CAM, a leading fully integrated logistics provider in Peru, for USD 315.7 million. This also includes 100% of the shares in Triton Transports and Neptunia, and 50% in Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos S.A., in the Port of Paita, which is the second largest container terminal in Peru. Gerard van den Heuvel, CEO of DP World Peru, said: “The acquisition diversifies the revenue of our business through a wider range of logistics services. We already operate the largest container facility in the country in Callao which has rapidly become a leader for trade along the west coast of South America and this will enhance our services even further.”Sea News, May 29 DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said, “We are delightedto add Cosmos Agencia Marítima to our Americas region interests. Latin America is a very important market for us and this move adds value for our customers in the region with logistics services to our existing container terminal in Callao and inland container terminal in Lurin. The acquisition underlines the confidence we have in Peru and the potential of its economy. As leaders of global trade, we believe the logistic sector in the country has great potential.” This transaction expands DP World’s footprint in Peru by adding another container terminal to the existing terminal at Callao as well as integrated logistics services including warehousing, distribution and cargo handling to provide tailor made solutions to a range of industrial sectors in the country. Further, it also complements the first smart logistics centre in Lurin which is connected through optical fibres to Callao and delivers information to the port and customs enabling customers to manage the movement of their cargo using their own electronic devices and smartphones. Author: Priyanka Ann Sainilast_img read more

North Farmington senior wins Young Artist competition

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Susie Lee (Farmington Public Schools)North Farmington High senior Susie Lee will perform on May 15 with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO), as winner of the orchestra’s Young Artist Competition.The Young Artist Competition is an annual event open to talented student musicians under the age of 22. Lee, a violinist, also received a $1,000 cash prize.Having taken up the violin at age 5, Lee has played with the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra since her freshman year of high school. In 2016, she earned second place in the Sejong National Music Competition, and a year later, her musical composition won top local and state PTA Reflections contest honors.In 2018, Lee won the CYE Concerto Competition and took first place in her division in 2016, 2018, and 2019 at the Farmington Musicale. She also won the 2020 Dearborn Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, first place at the AGM Concerto Competition in the senior division, and Honorable Mention from the Toledo Symphony Young Artist competition.Lee was named concertmaster for her school’s symphony orchestra for two years and was awarded the Orchestra Musicianship award those same two years. She was also the co-concertmaster for the Dearborn Youth Symphony and the concertmaster for her church’s youth orchestra. Lee also has been part of the MSBOA All-State Orchestra and was also named an MYAF Outstanding Soloist nominee.The May 15 RSO concert will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road in Rochester. Tickets are $5 for students and $25 for adults and can be ordered at or by calling 248-651-4181. Reported bylast_img read more

T-Mobile Conducts World’s First Low-Band 5G Data Session on a Commercial 5G Modem

first_imgT-Mobile in partnership with Qualcomm and Ericsson has achieved the world’s first low-band 5G data session on a commercial 5G modem. The data session was conducted in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, Washington on 600 MHz spectrum – the same spectrum T-Mobile is using to roll out broad, nationwide 5G in the U.S. – marking a major milestone in delivering 5G across America beyond urban areas.The data session was completed on a mobile test device powered by the second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem, RF transceiver and RF Front-End (RFFE) solution, as well as commercial 5G radios from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio. The demonstration is an important step toward the launch of the first commercial 5G network using low-band spectrum.According to Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile, this modem will power devices that tap into the 600 MHz low-band spectrum T-Mobile will use to blanket the country with 5G. And if US regulators approve the company’s merger with Sprint, they’ll have the crucial mid-band spectrum and resources needed to supercharge their network and deliver broad AND deep, transformational 5G across the U.S.T-Mobile’s 600 MHz low-band spectrum will offer several unique advantages as the foundation for its 5G network, including wider coverage area and deeper signal penetration in buildings than millimeter wave spectrum. The telecom giant’s low-band deployment strategy will enable the rapid expansion of its 5G network by allowing the Un-carrier to easily leverage existing 4G LTE assets and infrastructure.Similarly, along with bringing low-band support to mobile devices, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem offers advanced multi-mode support for virtually any combination of spectrum bands and modes, including mmWave, sub-6 GHz, standalone and non-standalone, and more – ensuring mobile devices powered by the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and RFFE solutions are compatible with current and future multi-mode 5G networks rolling out around the globe.last_img read more

No. 3 UWF men’s tennis sweeps No. 45 Florida Tech

first_img Latella battled back from a three game deficit in the second set to win 6-2, 6-3 at number four singles. (Photo by Bill Stockland) No. 3 UWF men’s tennis sweeps No. 45 Florida Tech Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 3-ranked University of West Florida men’s tennis team defeated No. 45 Florida Tech at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on Saturday afternoon. West Florida (7-0, 3-0 GSC) earned its fourth sweep of the season en route to the teams seventh win of the spring.Bruno Savi (Santana do Livramento, Brazil) and Pedro Roese (Novo Hamburgo, Brazil) won a decisive match at number one doubles 8-1.“Yesterday was tough for us but I was very happy with the way we responded today,” Savi said. “Pedro (Roese) played an amazing match today and we won 8-1 against a tough team. We had the confidence going into singles play today and came out with a great result.”Alex Peyrot (Castelnaudary, France) and Domenico Sano (Macaray, Venezuela) won 8-4 at number two doubles while Elio Latella (Sydney, Australia) and Felipe Frattini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) won at number three doubles 8-1.After taking the first set 6-2, Latella battled back from a three game deficit in the second set and won six straight games to win 6-2, 6-3 at number four singles.“I was very happy with the way I played today,” Latella said. “I wasn’t playing my best tennis to start the second set and my opponent really upped his game and was playing well. I was down three-love straight away and from there I just had to dig deep and I ended up winning six straight games. ”No. 1-ranked Savi won at number one singles 6-2, 6-0 while No. 24 Peyrot won 6-3, 6-3 at number two doubles. No. 26 Frattini won at number three singles 6-1, 6-1 while No. 31 Sano won at number six singles 6-0, 6-1. UWF freshman Douglas Boe (Vinhedo, Brazil) won at number five singles 6-1, 6-2.West Florida will next play host to Kenyon on Monday, March 3 at 1 p.m. CT. UWF will also face GSC opponent Shorter on Tuesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. CT.For information on all UWF athletics, visit Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more