Vale Chooses Coda Octopus Echoscope

first_imgCoda Octopus Echoscope® Real-Time 3D sonar has been selected by Vale S.A. to produce dynamic underwater surveys during construction operations on the North Berth of Pier IV at the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal in Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil.Vale S.A. is a global mining company with headquarters in Brazil and operations in over 30 countries. They are leaders in the production of iron ore and the second largest producer of nickel.The Echoscope® and F180® have been used successfully by Baird & Associates S.A., Chile, for more than 18 months under very challenging and turbid conditions to conduct dynamic surveys for Vale.During this period the various applications that the Echoscope® was used for included:– Underwater subsea sonar imaging and mapping to monitor erosion in the terrain surrounding the piles supporting Pier IV and the morphology of the seabed attributable to the presence of vessels using the facility, particularly on Pier IV’s South Berth;– Identification of obstacles that pose a risk to dredging operations;– Updating of the computer models used by Baird to account for actual temporal changes of scour and shoaling;– Use during construction operations on the pier’s foundations (pile driving), which require constant monitoring to ensure compliance with project criteria.[mappress mapid=”19686″]Press Releaselast_img read more

Blind eyes and bloody kids

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How to meet the deadline for HCA funding agreements

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

first_imgBusinessInternationalLifestyleNewsPrintRegionalTravel Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May by: Associated Press – July 7, 2015 Share Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img UNITED STATES (AP) – The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba.Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be through its new brand, fathom, which focuses on trips where passengers sail to a destination in order to volunteer there.“This is an important first step for our company and the cruise industry,” CEO Arnold Donald told The Associated Press in an email. “It begins our efforts to shape a long sustained industry experience in Cuba.”The weeklong cruises will be aboard the Adonia, which carries 710 passengers. The ship is relatively small for the industry; ships sailing under the company’s namesake line carry nearly 3,000 passengers.Carnival is expecting high demand for the voyages and has priced them accordingly. Prices start at $2,990 per person plus taxes and port fees. A similar service-oriented trip on the same ship to the Dominican Republic starts at $1,540 per person.The itinerary is still being finalized as Carnival waits for approval from the Cuban government. The ship is expected to visit several ports and passengers will sleep onboard each night.Cuba is still closed for general tourism for Americans, although as relations thaw between the two countries visitors have fewer hurdles to overcome. Americans can’t just vacation in Cuba but must go there as part of an approved cultural or humanitarian trip, unless they have family on the island.Carnival’s license comes as part of recent approvals for six passenger vessels from the Treasury Department. The government would not name the companies who received these licenses or what their specific line of business is. They could be ferries, yacht charters or cruises. Of those six, four of them are authorized to allow passengers and crew to spend the night aboard, even when docked in a Cuban port. Other major cruise lines did not immediately respond to inquiries about their efforts to sail to Cuba.The vessels are not allowed to stop at other counties, so don’t expect Cuba to become one of four or five stops on a typical Caribbean cruise anytime soon.Carnival isn’t the first cruise company to sail to Cuba. A handful of foreign cruises do come to the island. In 2013, Canadian company Cuba Cruise, in partnership with Greece’s Celestyal Cruises, launched cruises from Jamaica to Cuba, making six ports of call including Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Trips start at about $850.Tourism, a $2.6 billion-plus industry, is one of the main engines that has kept Cuba’s economy sputtering along. Last year, the country welcomed a record 3 million visitors.About 600,000 US travelers are estimated to visit Cuba each year. Cuban officials estimate that 1.5 million Americans would travel to the island annually if all restrictions were removed, supplanting Canada as the No 1 source of tourism and potentially adding some $2 billion a year to state coffers.There are many challenges ahead for the country as it opens up to US visitors. There isn’t yet enough infrastructure to handle the demand. But major travel companies including Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International have been closely eyeing developments there. JetBlue, which has run charter flights from Florida to Cuba for years, just launched a new nonstop flight from New York. It is only open to travelers who are approved to visit Cuba. American Airlines and Sun Country Airlines also offer charters. 48 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

RHTYSC, MS, holds impressive 28th Awards Ceremony

first_imgBy: Colin Bynoe– Kevin Sinclair cops Cricketer-of-the-Year AwardTHE Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, (RHTYSC) MS can be considered a household name in Berbice and by extension Guyana. This time around the club “pulled out all the stops” on Sunday when they hosted their 28th Annual Awards Ceremony at the St Francis Community Training Centre.With a packed audience, including CEO of Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Dr Richard Van-West Charles; Executive Officer at President Youth Award Republic of Guyana, Medal Of Service (PYARG, MS) Allister Collins; Regional Chairman David Armagon; Commander of ‘B’ Division Linden Alves; Director of Sport Christopher Jones; Chief Executive Officer of Nand Persaud Incorporated, Mohindra Persaud; donors, club members and other special invited guests.Cricketer-of-the-Year Kevin Sinclair receives one of his five awards.Making the first remark was Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster who made mention of the Club’s unmatched list of achievements and activities. Since its formation in September, 1990, by the St Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Youth Club, the RHTYSC MS has exceeded expectations.Foster expressed, “Last year 2017 was another successful year for us. We successfully completed a record of 712 activities under a range of sub-headings which included Education, Charity, Sports, Community Development, Youth Development, Religion, Anti-Suicide, Jobs for Youths, Health and Anti-Crime among others”.Executive Officer of PYARG, Allister Collins, gave the feature presentation and drew attention to the expression of love, and honour that the RHTYSC MS displayed at its 28th Awards Ceremony.The PYARG executive officer expressed his astonishment when he arrived with his staff to behold the many gifts. Allister Collins said, “It takes a special heart, a special mind to have that spirit of honour, the spirit of giving.” At that time the guest speaker was referring to the CEO/Secretary of RHTYSC, MS Hilbert Foster. Mr Collins articulated many biblical references. He mentioned the first line of Matthew 7:16 “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Collins continued to shower praises on RHTYSC MS for a job well done when he said, “The act of honouring someone for his or her outstanding work or contribution is an act of love,” specifically laying his focus on the club’s initiative in honouring teachers and policemen.Collins then added, “There is something that is magical when you can show honour, because many times a father, the unsound hero in a home is never honoured,” Mr Collins concluded his speech with the use of a Zulu word ‘Obuntu’ which simply means humanity, “I am because you are; what empowers me empowers you; what diminishes me diminishes you.”The work of RHTYSC MS, for the period January 2017 to April, 2018 reads: Producing 23 players for Guyana at the junior and senior levels, three Under-15s, two Under-17s, two Under-19, also eight Under-19 female, five National Senior Females while the club had three National Senior cricketers for the period. Secondly, the club hosted a number of cricket tournaments during the year including the GBTI Inter-secondary, Busta Champion of Champions, Patron Green Economy Cup and Nasir Memorial Cup.Additionally, two new cricket teams were established, King Solomon Logistics Under-12 and Poonai Pharmacy Under-13.In July of 2017 the club held a highly successful cricket academy. With sponsorship from Demerara Mutual the RHTYSC organised a six-month practice programme for its members. Moreover, 20 of the club members received assistance with gear. Besides all of this, the club co-sponsored 37 sports tournaments in Berbice in relation to football, basketball and cycling.School bags, school uniforms and footwear worth $1.5M were distributed during the period, in addition to another sum of $1M worth of exercise books. The club also presented 25 bicycles to less fortunate students.Furthermore the club hosted a monthly programme to provide snacks for pensioners. 17 Guyanese were honoured with the club’s highest award, ‘The Dolphin Award of Excellence’, and over 50 cricket clubs and 23 NGOs received millions of dollars in sports gear. A Career Fair was organised with over 50 booths which attracted thousands of students. In addition to this, four medical outreaches were organised and catered to the needs of a number of residents in the area.The work of the club continued with a successful hosting of the Annual Berbice Christmas Village. Also during that period the club donated over $3M in toys and food hampers to less fortunate families. The club held an Evening of Music with the Guyana Defence Force and many other activities such as Mother and Father of the Year, Dare to Dream, Make a Wish, Role Model-of-the-Year and Say Yes to Religion.Weighing in on the club’s major 2018 plans, Foster shared their desire to obtain funds for an all-weather outdoor practice facility. He then made mention of completing the restoration of the Area ‘H’ Ground. Finally the RHTYSC will seek help in assisting their promising cricketers with much-needed cricket gear.Highlighting the major part of the Awards Presentation was Berbice Under-19 captain Kevin Sinclair. He was awarded the Pepsi Under-19 Batsman-of-the-Year and Cricketer-of-the-Year.Similarly young Sinclair received the Bakewell second division batsman and Cricketer-of-the-Year prize. Kevin Sinclair’s’ smiles got even wider when he was named the 2018 RHTYSC Cricketer-of-the-Year, while Berbice Under-19 middle-order batsman Kevlon Anderson was adjudged runner-up Cricketer-of-the-Year.The work of RHTYSC, MS would not have been possible without the support from its numerous donors. Mr Hilbert Foster specially thanked the Patron of the Club, His Excellency President David Granger for his support over the last year, also to the Regional Chairman David Armogan, Vice- Chairman Dennis Deroop, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Kim Williams Stephen and Mayor Vijai Ramoo.The other club awardees are as follows: Kevin Basdeo, who received the King Solomon Logistics Under-12 Male Cricketer-of-the-Year; King Solomon Logistics Under-12 female Cricketer Daniela Hicks.Poonai Pharmacy Under-13 Batsman-of-the-Year Angelino Ramdihal; Poonai Pharmacy Under-13 Bowler-of-the-Year Christopher Deeroop; Poonai Pharmacy Under-13 Cricketer-of-the-Year Matthew PattayaFarfan and Mendes Ltd Under-15 Bowler-of-the-Year Jeremy Sandia; Farfan and Mendes Ltd Under-15 Batsman-of-the-Year Mohendra Gopilaaa; Farfan and Mendes Ltd Under-15 Cricketer-of-the-Year Jonathan RampersaudBakewell Uunder-17 Bowler-of-the-Year Junior Sinclair; Bakewell Under-17 Batsman-of-the-Year Kevlon Anderson; Bakewell Under-17 Cricketer-of-the-Year Kevlon AndersonPepsi Under-19 Bowler-of-the-Year Keith Simpson; Pepsi Under-19 Batsman-of-the-Year Kevin Sinclair; Pepsi Under-19 Cricketer-of-the-Year Kevin SinclairMetro Female Bowler-of-the-Year Erva Giddings; Metro Female Batter-of-the-Year Shabika Gajnabi; Metro Female Cricketer-of-the-Year Shemaine CampbelleBakewell Second Division Bowler-of-the-Year Sylus Tyndall; Bakewell Second Division Batsman-of-the-Year Kevin Sinclair; Bakewell Second Division Batsman-of-the-Year Kevin SinclairGizmos and Gadgets First Division Bowler-of-the-Year Eon Hooper; Gizmos and Gadgets First Division Batsman-of-the-Year Clinton Pestano; Gizmos and Gadgets First Division Cricketer-of-the-Year Clinton PestanoMost Disciplined Male cricketers: Chanderpaul Govindan and Shivnarine Ramnarine; Most Disciplined Female cricketer: Mariam Somaroo;Most Promising Male cricketer: Jonathan De Viera; Most Promising Female Kassie MunroeMost Improved Male cricketer Nicholas Lawson; Most improved Female cricketer Kimmone ThomasMost Committed Male cricketer Vikash Subramanie; Most Committed Female cricketer Uma MattadinFielder-of-the-Year Keith SimpsonBenefit Cricketer-of-the-Year Shawn PereiraCooperation with Management award Navin Raghoo and Sunil MadrimootooCooperation Joel Pike and Simon Naidulast_img read more

Peter Jackson making new documentary of Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’

first_imgNEW YORK | The Beatles’ farewell documentary “Let It Be” is getting an encore, and a reinvention.FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, writer/director/producer Peter Jackson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies” in Los Angeles. Jackson announced Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, that he is making a Beatles’ farewell documentary ,“Let It Be,” out of some 55 hours of footage, shot in January 1969, that has never been seen by the public. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)“Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson announced Wednesday that he is working on a new film out of some 55 hours of footage — shot in January 1969 — that has never been seen by the public. The original movie, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, came out in 1970, soon after the Beatles broke up and has long been viewed as a chronicle of the band members growing apart. In a Rolling Stone interview given months after the film’s release, John Lennon recalled the making of “Let It Be” as a miserable experience, “set-up by Paul (McCartney) for Paul.“That is one of the main reasons the Beatles ended. I can’t speak for George, but I pretty damn well know we got fed up of being side-men for Paul,” he said.But Jackson says the additional footage tells a very different story.“It’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove,” he said. “Sure, there’s moments of drama — but none of the discord this project has long been associated with.”The film is being made with the cooperation of McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison. The new project was announced on the 50th anniversary of one of the highlights of “Let It Be,” the Beatles’ spirited performance on the roof of Apple Records in London.No release date has been set. A remastered version of the original film, which won an Oscar for best original score, also is planned.In 1969, the movie was meant to show the Beatles turning away from the psychedelic tricks of “Sgt. Pepper” as they jam on new songs such as “I’ve Got a Feeling” and “Get Back.” But the Beatles seem far older and wearier than the joyous moptops of a few years earlier. Harrison briefly walked out during filming and on camera argues with McCartney over a proposed guitar part. Harrison would later blame tension with McCartney and unhappiness with Lennon’s then-new relationship with Ono, who appears in the movie.“Paul wanted nobody to play on his songs until he decided how it should go. For me it was like: ‘What am I doing here? This is painful!’” he said in an interview for a 1990s video anthology of the Beatles.“Then superimposed on top of that was Yoko, and there were negative vibes at that time. John and Yoko were out on a limb. I don’t think he wanted much to be hanging out with us, and I think Yoko was pushing him out of the band, inasmuch as she didn’t want him hanging out with us.”“Let It Be” didn’t come out until May 1970, and Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner would recall Lennon “crying his eyes out” when the two saw it together. Meanwhile, the accompanying album led to a bitter dispute between McCartney and his bandmates. The group had pushed aside longtime producer George Martin and brought in Phil Spector, who infuriated McCartney by adding strings and a choir to the ballad “The Long and Winding Road.” In 2003, McCartney oversaw a new and sparer version of the album, “Let It Be … Naked.”last_img read more

No interest in pink cash

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS LEGALISING same-sex marriage would generate millions in weddings revenue alone, yet the Minister for Small Business, Kelly…[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