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Loch joins Kerry Logistics

first_imgHe will be based at Kerry Logistics’ German headquarters in Raunheim and will be responsible for driving the strategic business development of the company in the country.  Loch has more than 20 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector and has joined Kerry Logistics from Rhenus Freight Logistics Air & Ocean, where he was an international key account manager for Europe. www.kerrylogistics.comlast_img

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Investment spend under pressure

first_imgENGINEERING GANGS and contractors are hard at work across the USA, as the Class I railroads scramble to add capacity to cope with demand. With the coal, grain and intermodal sectors booming, capital investment budgets are running at record levels year after year.BNSF is adding a third track on California’s famed Cajon Pass and a fourth in Wyoming’s Powder River basin, and Union Pacific is pushing ahead with a massive programme to double-track its entire Sunset Route between Los Angeles and El Paso. On November 14 Norfolk Southern announced that work had started on the Heartland Corridor project to clear its main line across West Virginia and Ohio for double-stack operation.Market pricing has enabled the big railroads to generate record operating incomes and help fund investment. But clouds are gathering which could end this rosy scenario as the Class Is face a two-pronged attack. As we reported in RG 6.06 (p303), freight shippers concerned by high rates and poor quality of service are backing four bills being debated in the US Congress, which would re-impose rate regulation and introduce competition to redress perceived monopoly abuses. However, the Association of American Railroads estimates that in real terms average freight rates are still only half those before deregulation in 1980. A new threat comes from big commercial investors, who have bought into the rail sector and want to see spending trimmed to boost returns. In October investor group TCX issued an open letter criticising CSX for spending too much on capital works and not keeping costs under control. TCX is demanding improvements in corporate management, and is also reported to be in discussion with other railroads in which it now holds substantial stakes.In November UP Chief Executive Jim Young warned that any attempt to re-regulate the rail industry would have serious implications for investment. Matt Rose of BNSF agreed that restricting earnings potential would force capital out of the industry. And Norfolk Southern told us on November 15 that ‘we are very concerned about attempts at re-regulation. If we can’t earn decent returns on our investments, we might be inclined not to invest as much.’The irony is that shippers want regulation to ensure a better quality of service, but by cutting off investment, re-regulation could actually restrict the ability of the railways to add capacity where it is needed.On November 2 the Surface Transportation Board announced that it planned to treat CPR’s US$1·48bn acquisition of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad as a ‘significant’ transaction, requiring a five-month review which officially starts on December 5.last_img read more

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World rail market November 2011

first_imgAustralia: Fortescue Metals has selected Simmons Machine Tool and Andrew Engineering to build and equip wagon maintenance facilities at Port Hedland, including a robotic wheelset shop. Canada: Metso is to supply Westshore Terminals with a 64 wagon/h rotary tippler for its Roberts Bank coal export terminal. Europe: Eurostar has selected Nomad Digital to provide on-board wi-fi for the mid-life refurbishment of its 28 trainsets. Romania: Bucuresti metro operator Metrorex has appointed a Metroul/Systra joint venture to provide project management services for construction of Line 5. UK: East Midlands Trains has spent £250000 installing 30 Parkeon machines for collecting pre-booked tickets at eight principal stations. USA: Aecom has been awarded a $17m contract to provide technical and management support for the extension of the DART Orange and Blue light rail lines in Dallas.last_img read more

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3 ways gamer dads bonded with the kids during lockdown

first_imgWith lockdown measures slowly deescalating in the UK, it’s a good time to reflect back on what was undoubtedly one of the strangest, and most challenging times parents have gone through in many of their lifetimes. For the last few months, COVID-19 has put the world at a standstill, flipping both our professional and home lives upside down…and in lots of cases, merging them into one!In an attempt to better understand how the pandemic has affected dads’ relationships with their children and their overall role as a parent, retailer Menkind published the results of a recent UK-wide study on the many challenges and triumphs dads across the country experienced during the almost 3-month shutdown.Of the handful of activities that brought dads and their kids together, gaming was highlighted as one of the most powerful, and newly converted gamer dads (or old gamers for that matter), reaped all the benefits of spending quality time with their kids.The poll concluded that almost 60% of dads were spending more time with their kids than before, with a third of them saying their relationship with their kids improved since the government-imposed lockdown.From simple enjoyment to learning life’s important lessons, here are the top three ways gaming has brought together dads and their kids during lockdown.Gaming helped dads bond with their kidsLockdown or not, one of the biggest hurdles dads face is finding ways to connect with their children. With everyone suddenly forced to be in the home around-the-clock, dads were given a new chance to reignite relationships with their kids that may have fizzled or were not strong to begin with.This didn’t come without its challenges, though. Keeping the kids engaged and getting them to spend less time on their phones and tablets and more time with the family were both listed as a top challenge of lockdown by a fourth of dads in Menkind’s study. The astounding popularity of social media apps coupled with the rebellious attitude of growing adolescents doesn’t help the cause, typically resulting in kids becoming reclusive and self-isolating, making it harder for parents to connect.Gaming was revealed among the top lockdown activities, with close to a quarter of dads listing “Playing video games” among the top family activities to overcome lockdown challenges. With over a fifth of dads admitting they shared their kids’ passion for video games, this activity has proved to be a bridge between both sides, opening up a road for future building.So if you’re a dad out there looking for some family-friendly video games that are enjoyable for both you and your kids, keep your eye out for the release of Marvel’s Avengers video game, set to drop 4 September, 2020. If you’re looking for something more cutting-edge, check out the 17 July release of Ironman VR, where players can immerse themselves in Tony Stark’s world by taking control of his famous jumpsuit.Dads and kids are finding middle-groundThe more time dads spend taking part in activities that their children enjoy, the more opportunities they have to connect with their children on a deeper level.Gaming has given both dads and their children a way to break down barriers, forget what’s going on around them, and enjoy the activity at hand. This can also allow kids to feel less guarded.Playing video games and online games also provides dads the opportunity to teach their kids important life lessons through a non-conventional medium. Gaming takes cooperation, strategy and teamwork, something that’s been stripped of children now that they are out of classrooms.Dads are experiencing the unexpectedWe’re sure more than a couple (thousand) dads out there hit the panic button as soon as they heard kids would no longer be returning to school for the unforeseeable future. Suddenly the notion of working from home while home-schooling, meal-prepping, tidying up, playing, disciplining and just surviving rushed over fathers figures like a tidal wave with no warning.And yes, it’s safe to say that the tidal wave hasn’t been the easiest to ride. But there have been some high points.Dads across the country are experiencing parts of parenthood they never have before…and enjoying it! Almost half of dads surveyed voted “beating the kids at video games” as the top unexpected joy of isolation and want to play more video games with their kids after lockdown.Judging by the dads we know, we’re willing to bet that “beating the kids at video games” won’t be a joy only experienced in lockdown. There will be more in-house virtual battles in a lot of families’ futures.last_img read more

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Paradigm shift needed in Primary Health Care

first_imgLocalNews Paradigm shift needed in Primary Health Care by: – November 21, 2013 Share Share 25 Views   2 comments Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Helen RoyerPermanent secretary in the Ministry of Health Helen Royer has sounded the call for a paradigm shift to strengthen new areas of focus in the primary health care system.“Like most of our Caribbean neighbours, Dominica faces changing demographics and epidemiological transitions similar to that of developed economies,” she said at the opening ceremony of a National Stakeholder’s Consultation on primary health care on November 20.Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases are now the leading causes of death, disability and major illness on the island.Based on the awareness of the combined effect of an aging population and a disease burden from treatment and prescription drugs, it is imperative that the Ministry of Health focus at the primary level where the emphasis is on prevention and promotion.This she stated will necessitate a renewed primary health care approach.Also, because of the deviation from the original principles of primary health care consideration has to be given to structural adjustments and health reform to meet current demands on the health services she said.“A renewed primary health care approach can only address the wider social determinants of health. It can also reduce health iniquities and help to achieve the Millennium Development Goals target of 2015.”Mrs Royer, who was one of the first primary health care nurses to be trained on the island, added that there is a need for a more cost effective approach to health care hence the need for a renewal.In keeping with the demographic and epidemiology transition there is a need for improving elderly and men’s health.Also in need of improvement is the referral system and effective linkages with secondary care.“Effective linkages with the private sector who provide first line services also is critical as the primary health care concept must be understood at all levels. An example of this is the provision of high risk antenatal clinic at the primary level, cancer clinics at the primary settings with internist referrals and community based follow up which is seemingly weak in the system.“We have to improve on our follow up home visits, and to go back to the old days of conducting food demonstrations at the home and the district team becoming a part of the community resource pool.”Initiatives such as these worked well in the past she stated and they therefore can work better in the future.A renewed approach will require more prevention strategies to reduce admissions at the hospital, reduce amputations because of early detection and avoid the complications of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases, Mrs Royer explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Kenrick Tyson found guilty…again

first_imgLocalNews Kenrick Tyson found guilty…again by: Dominica Vibes News – April 28, 2015 Share Kenrick Tyson (file photo)Kenrick Tyson, who was found guilty of murder on 23 February 2012, was on Monday 27 April 2015 found guilty of the same offence.He was found guilty of murdering Cecil James of Concord at a retrial which ended on Monday by an eight woman and one man jury at the High Court of Justice in Roseau and will be sentenced on 22 May 2015.A nine member jury found Tyson guilty of murdering Cecil James of Concord between the 9th and 10th of May, 2009. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by Judge Bernie Stephenson on 28 March 2012.According to evidence led in court during the trial, Tyson struck James on the head with a piece of 2” x 4” wood. James was found lying on his bed at Hibiscus Valley Inn in Concord by a co-worker Nigel Warrington on 10 May 2009.However the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal ordered a retrial in November 2014 on the basis that the trial judge failed to give a “strong accomplice direction” in regards to the state’s star witness, Nasha Daniel who was Tyson’s girlfriend at the time.In an unsworn statement to the court on Friday 17 April 2015, Tyson said he and Daniel arrived at Hibiscus Inn on the night of 9 May 2009, saw a vehicle parking and noticed the man leaving the vehicle was the same person who burst his head and took his chain.Tyson told the court that he put down his gun, took a piece of wood, went to the man’s house and gave him a lick with the wood. He reveled that a fight ensued and as they fell on the bed, Daniel, who was fifteen years old at the time, took the wood and struck him in the head. Tyson, who could not be questioned from the prisoner’s dock, said he never intended to kill anyone and expressed remorse for his actions.The prosecution led by state attorney Sherma Dalrymple said although Nasha Daniel accompanied Tyson to the house, she was not involved in the murder.Daniel, who testified earlier during the re-trial, denied any involvement in the incident and said while she was afraid on that night, she could not scream for help.Francisca James, the wife of Cecil James told Dominica Vibes after the verdict was announced, she is relieved that the trial has ended.“I feel justice has been served but he left me behind with children to see about and you know bills to pay and you know everything…[but]I feel much better that justice has been served, much, much better,” Mrs James stated. Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 117 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Wisconsin needs to be ‘welcoming place’ for immigrant workers

first_imgImmigrant workers in Wisconsin deserve a fair opportunity to build productive lives here as a vital part of the workforce, Gordon Speirs, president of the Dairy Business Association, said last Thursday. “It’s critical that Wisconsin be a welcoming place for Latino and other immigrant workers who play such an important role in many parts of the economy,” said Speirs, as thousands of Latinos rallied in Madison in protest of two pieces of legislation they feel are anti-immigrant.advertisementadvertisementThe bills deal with restrictions on issuing local identification cards and a ban on “sanctuary cities,” where police and other public employees are not allowed to ask about someone’s citizenship status.Dairy farmers face significant struggles in finding and retaining workers because of the demands of the job.“This is a very real problem and one that poses a major threat to our farms as well as the host of businesses and services connected to dairy,” said Speirs, who owns a large-scale family dairy farm in Brillion, Wisconsin.Dairy accounts for $43.4 billion of Wisconsin’s annual economy, almost half of agriculture’s overall impact. Immigrants, particularly Latinos, are key.A University of Wisconsin – Madison study in 2009, the most recent available, found that about 40 percent or 5,300 of all employees on dairy farms in the state were immigrants, with 90 percent of them from Mexico.advertisementUltimately, federal immigration reforms are needed to provide some avenue for those workers to remain in the country regardless of their status, Speirs said.The state bills could have limited practical impact, but they signal that Wisconsin does not value immigrants’ contributions, Speirs said.“That’s not the sort of message we should be sending,” he said. “Driving away immigrant workers is not the answer.”  PD—From Dairy Business Association news releaselast_img read more

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New High Power Amplifier Configurations Now Possible from Empower RF

first_imgEmpower RF has recently developed a unique Airborne Pulse HPA solution that features UHF and L-Band pulse amplifiers tied to a shared power supply to deliver 1 kW and 3 kW of pulse power, respectively.  Each amplifier is housed in a 3U chassis, and the shared power supply is housed in a 1U chassis.  As shown in the illustration, this next generation solution replaces older products which totaled 16U in size  –  the UHF solid state amplifier was in an 8U chassis and an L-Band TWT was housed in another, separate 8U chassis.   That entire legacy combination has been converted to solid state, size has been reduced by 44%, and utilization of a single, shared power supply eliminates considerable systems integration work for the end user.  These next generation amplifiers from Empower also demonstrate their device agnostic approach to delivering a high performance systems solution. In this case, the UHF pulse amplifier was designed with LDMOS and the L-Band pulse amplifier was designed with GaN. You can find the complete range of RF Amplifiers from Empower RF on everything RF.last_img read more

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Boleh Saja Gunakan Celana Dalam ‘Side A-Side B’, Asalkan….

first_imgTapi, apa tidak jorok ya menggunakan kedua  sisi celana dalam? Apakah ada efek sampingnya jika kita menggunakan celana dalam ‘side A-side B’? KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, dimana beberapa dokter menyampaikan tidak ada salahnya menggunakan celana dalam seperti  ini, namun  tetap ada ketentuan dan aturan yang mesti diperhatikan.Sebut saja Dr. Abraham Arimuko, SpKK, dari RSPAD Gatot Subroto yang menyarankan agar mengganti celana dalam karena dikhawatirkan ada kuman  yang bersarang di sisi lainnya. “Bisa saja kuman di side B bisa pindah ke side A,” ungkapnya sambil tertawa, dikutip dari laman detik.com (1/4/2015). Ia menyarankan bila celana dalam sudah lama digunakan dan mulai mengeluarkan bau, ada baiknya untuk segera menggantinya.Serupa tapi tak sama dengan pendapat yang diutarakan oleh Dr. I Gusti Nyoman Darmaputra, SpKK, dari D&I Skin Centre Bali. Ia menyebutkan bahwa hal ini kerap kali dilakukan oleh pria, terutama ketika kondisinya sedang kepepet. “Kalau kepepet dan bagian luarnya kering ya nggak apa-apa,” tuturnya kegelian. “Tapi kalau ternyata bagian luarnya itu lembab, sebaiknya diganti,” imbuhnya.Lebih lanjut, Dr. Nyoman menyarankan untuk mengganti celana dalam dua kali dalam sehari. Namun saran ini tidak berlaku bagi setiap orang yang mudah berkeringat. Jadi, jika Anda masuk ke dalam golongan orang yang mudah berkeringat, maka disarankan untuk  mengganti celana dalam lebih dari dua kali sehari.Baca Juga: Hendak Mengudara? Jangan Konsumsi Obat-Obatan Jenis Ini, Berbahaya!“Normalnya dua kali cukup. Kalau untuk perempuan dilihat penggantiannya tergantung ada lembab atau keputihan. Kalau gitu sebaiknya diganti lebih sering, karena lembabnya itu bisa bikin jamur berkembang biak,” papar dr Nyoman.Jadi, kalau kondisinya tidak  terlalu kepepet, selalu sempatkan untuk mengganti celana dalam Anda ya!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedYoke Boeing Vs Side Stick Airbus, Mana Sistem Kemudi yang Lebih Unggul?06/07/2020In “Featured”Tak Pandang Bulu, Langgar Tata Cara Berpakaian Bisa Depak Penumpang dari Penerbangan14/06/2018In “Featured”Mau Travelling, Ini Tips Buat Melipat Pakaian Yang Hemat Tempat!09/05/2017In “Darat” Sumber: Grid.id Mungkin hal ini terdengar sedikit tabu, tapi pada kenyataannya,menggunakan celana dalam ‘side A-Side B’ bukan hanyalah sekedar bercandaan belaka. Istilah seperti ini akrab di kalangan traveler yang malas untuk mencuci pakaiannya, bahkan celana dalamnya sendiri.Baca Juga: Jangan Sembarang Buka Sepatu di Dalam Kabin Pesawat, Inilah Sebabnya!Jika dikaitkan dengan dunia transportasi, penggunaan celana dalam ‘side A-side B’ mungkin saja terjadi pada penumpang yang terpaksa menempuh perjalanan jauh, dimana pakaian yang mereka bawa diletakkan di bagasi. Jadi, mau tidak mau, mereka harus menggunakan kedua sisi celana dalamnya selama menempuh perjalanan tersebut.last_img read more

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10 Orang di Emirates Flight 203 Disinyalir Terjangkit MERS!

first_imgSumber: youtube Setidaknya 10 orang yang mengudara menggunakan Airbus A380 Emirates Flight 203 dilarikan ke rumah sakit sesaat setelah pesawat tersebut mendarat di Bandara Internasional John F. Kennedy, New York pada Rabu (5/9/2018) malam. Health Commissioner New York City, Dr Oxiris Barbot mengatakan kesepuluh orang tersebut mungkin terserang influenza – sedangkan kesepuluh orang yang terdiri dari tiga penumpang dan tujuh awak kabin ini mengeluhkan batuk, demam, hingga muntah.Baca Juga: Layanan First Class Emirates Undang Decak Kagum Youtuber!Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman cnn.com (6/9/2018), setibanya di bandara tersebut, sebanyak 106 dari 500 penumpang yang mengudara dari Dubai ini ‘disaring’ terlebih dahulu oleh pihak Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mereka yang disaring ini merupakan penumpang yang akan melanjutkan perjalanan berikutnya (transit). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDua Hari Tanpa Akomodasi dan Makanan, 200 Penumpang British Airways Terlantar di Bandara06/11/2018In “Bandara”Ada Penumpang Sakit di Pesawat? Hubungi Awak Kabin dan Jangan Langsung Panik Tertular20/03/2020In “Featured”Etihad dan Emirates, Jadi Maskapai Paling Ramah Bagi Keluarga29/08/2018In “Featured” Seorang pejabat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yang sudah akrab dengan kejadian seperti ini lalu berusaha mencari penyebab dari sakit yang diderita secara bersamaan oleh 10 orang tadi. “Yang kami khawatirkan, 10 orang tersebut terjangkit Middle East Respiratory Syndrome atau MERS,” ujarnya.Sedangkan, menurut pengakuan sejumlah penumpang, mereka mendapati beberapa orang dalam jumlah yang cukup banyak sudah terlihat sakit bahkan sejak mereka masih berada di bandara Dubai. “Saya meminta masker kepada pramugari, namun mereka tidak punya satu pun,” ujar salah seorang penumpang bernama Erin Sykes. “Sangat jelas bahwa mereka sudah sakit bahkan sebelum pesawat epas landas,” tandasnya.Erin yang khawatir akan terjangkit penyakit tersebut pun mengeluhkan kebijakan yang dilakukan oleh pihak Emirates. “Mereka batuk sepanjang perjalanan. Seharusnya mereka tidak diijinkan untuk mengudara,” paparnya.Sementara itu menurut penuturan penumpang lain bernama Rob Van Winkle, orang-orang yang sedang sakit ini berada di “kabin bawah, karena pesawat yang kami tumpangi merupakan pesawat double cabin,” papar Rob.Baca Juga: Airbus A380 Milik Emirates Mendarat di Beirut, Ada Apa?Setibanya di Bandara Internasional John F. Kennedy, ambulans dan sejumlah petugas medis sudah menunggu di tarmak dan langsung mengevakuasi kesepuluh orang tersebut.“Para penumpang (yang hendak transit dan mengakhiri perjalanan) disuruh untuk mengisi formulir kesehatan. Beberapa otoritas terkait bahkan akan memantau kondisi kesehatan kami selama tiga minggu ke depan. Senang rasanya melihat pihak Emirates dapat melayani penumpang seperti ini – mereka tidak ingin penyakit ini semakin menyebar,” ujar seorang penumpang bernama Srinivasa Rao.last_img read more

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