News / Australia’s China-dependent economy starts to feel the effect of the virus

first_imgThe WRF represents transport operators across Western Australia (WA), a vast region known for its large quantities of fresh produce exports to China, including seafood such as dragon shrimp and rock-lobster.According to Bloomberg, the fishing has ground to a halt in some WA towns due to the trade disruption, while other cargo, such as honey, is stuck at port waiting for clearance in China.John Park, head of business operations at the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), said: “What we are hearing is that fresh produce exporters of fruit, vegetables and meats, along with the wine industry, are feeling the pinch simply because China has become such a large consumer of these products.”And surcharges on reefers remains another issue for exporters, he noted, with FTA members reporting blanked sailings for direct voyages.“Members are also concerned at peak season surcharges, not only on China outbound, but also on Europe or US trades to Oceania, due the shortage of empties in those areas caused by no exports from China,” Mr Park said.And the outlook for Australia’s airfreight market is little better.“There are still limited passenger flights that carry cargo in belly space,” Mr Park explained. “Some airlines providing specific cargo charter flights are pricing higher than normal. For example, a freight forwarder who usually paid around $2 per kg, today was offered $5 per kg on a freighter. ”Australia’s economy is one of the world’s most China-reliant, the country accounts for a third of all Australian exports and nearly a fifth of all imports.Freight arriving from China has slowed drastically, and the effects are yet to play out, said the WRF’s Mr Dumesny. “The impact will begin to be really felt next week in WA, with sectors from retail to construction feeling the supply shortage.“The upswing, however, is for local companies that offer import replacement and don’t have China supply chain exposure.”Bloomberg economist James McIntyre added: “To lose your largest customer and largest supplier at the same time is a shock of unfathomed proportions. The longer the disruptions persist, the deeper the unknowns and the larger the shock becomes for the economy.” Australia’s freight volumes have taken a nosedive due to the coronavirus crisis – one ocean carrier reportedly cutting temporary staff as a result.Cam Dumesny, chief executive of the Western Roads Federation (WRF), said the impact from China’s extended factory shutdown and subsequent cargo congestion would be severe.“This is due to the heavy integration of our economy and supply chains with China’s,” he told The Loadstar.“Early stage reports are a 20% drop in container volumes at Brisbane ports, for example,” he said. “Higher drop-off figures are being reported by one national container carrier who has laid off 200 casuals and ‘subbies’.” By Sam Whelan 04/03/2020last_img read more

Head Winemaker at Israel’s Barkan Winery Receives Prestigious Master of Wine…

first_imgPinterest Previous articleKorbel Launches New National Advertising CampaignNext articleRepublic National Distributing Company Owner Alan Dreeben Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Wine Enthusiast Press Release TAGSBarkan WineryIdo Lewinsohnpeople ReddIt Facebook Twitter Email Share Advertisement(Kibbutz Hulda/Israel, OCT 26, 2020) – Ido Lewinsohn, the Head Winemaker of Barkan winery, graduated as a Master of Wine (MW) from the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine after completing all exams and thesis demands.“Lewinsohn is only the second Israeli to join the elite group of 408 Masters of Wine in the world,” commented Gabriel Geller, Royal Wine Corp.’s PR Director and Manager of Wine Education. “He is also one of the fewer than 100 winemakers to hold that distinguished title.” Royal Wine Corp. is the importer and distributor of Barkan in the United States.The Institute of Masters of Wine is an international organization founded in London in 1953 with the purpose of promoting excellence, interaction, and learning in the field of wine. Its members are all Masters of Wine, having passed stringent qualifying exams that are recognized worldwide for their high standards and precision.All Masters of Wine are known for their deep understanding of all areas of the wine business and production. Lewinsohn joins a select group of influential figures in the global wine industry including Jancis Robinson, pre-eminent wine journalist and critic; wine critics Jasper Morris and Michael Broadbent; Serena Sutcliffe, Wine Curator for Sotheby’s; and winemakers Olivier Humbrecht (Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace), Drew Noon (Noon, Australia), and Michael Brajkovich (Kumeu River, New Zealand).“Lewinsohn is one of only two Israeli Masters of Wine making kosher wine,” said Geller. “Barkan is Israel’s largest Israeli winery,” he added, “producing 1.2 million cases a year. It also has the widest presence of all wines from Israel on the American wine market.”Advertisement Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Head Winemaker at Israel’s Barkan Winery Receives Prestigious Master of Wine DesignationIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessHead Winemaker at Israel’s Barkan Winery Receives Prestigious Master of Wine DesignationBy Press Release – October 26, 2020 159 0 last_img read more

Another leading academic medical center turns to Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center has joined the growing family of organizations leveraging Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to manage VNA archiving, communication, exchange and sharing of medical imaging data. Penn State Hershey, one of the leading academic medical centers in the US, provides a range of fully-integrated patient care services to the people of central Pennsylvania and to a growing care network. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Penn State Hershey,” said Eric Rice, chief technology officer, Mach7 Technologies. “Our advanced healthcare IT platform allows Penn State Hershey to own, manage, and share their unstructured clinical media. Mach7 enterprise imaging technology simplifies scalability, and expands clinical data access helping Penn State Hershey achieve their key business and care delivery goals.” Penn State Hershey Health System consists of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institution, Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital, and Penn State Hershey Medical Group. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 551-bed academic medical center consisting of 3 on-campus outpatient facilities and several office buildings. Over 27,000 inpatient visits, 64,000 emergency room visits and 28,000 surgeries are performed each year at the medical center.  The Medical group includes 63 clinics and more than 900 clinicians. Penn State Hershey joins Mach7 Technologies’ global family of customers and technology partners. This global network includes similar large academic medical centers, IDNs, regional medical centers and independent imaging centers. The flexibility and scalability of Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform supports cohesive workflows for organizations of all sizes by bridging traditional patient data sharing and interoperability barriers. Mach7 TechnologiesMach7 Technologies is a global provider of enterprise image management systems that allow healthcare enterprises to easily identify, connect, and share diagnostic image and patient care intelligence where and when needed. Mach7’s award-winning platform delivers image management including rapid record identification, integration, synchronization and routing, advanced clinical viewing and optimized vendor neutral archiving. Mach7 has locations in the U.S., Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Visit www.mach7t.com(link is external). Follow us on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Burlington, VT – March 8, 2016 – Mach7 Technologieslast_img read more

PixelFLEX Aims New FLEXUltra XT at Studio Applications for LED

first_imgPixelFLEX’s new FLEXUltra XT is specifically for live production. Each panel is 16:9 aspect ratio, available in 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm pixel pitch options and includes an impact-resistant COB PixelShield technology to withstand the demands of the production world. Additionally, the front-serviceable modules make it easy to maintain each panel, and the easy Z-Axis adjustments guarantee that your screen is always seamless, according to PixelFLEX. Utilizing magnetic connections and auto-locks, the FLEXUltra XT turns vertical rigging into a one-person job and the optional ground support system is complete with built-in levels and self-leveling footers.Details on the new FLEXUltra XT LED are here.Check out a video of the PixelFLEX LED FLEXUltra from InfoComm 2019 below:last_img

BVI Governor Gives Clearance Emergency Workers After Hurricane Maria

first_imgMaria weakened to a category three storm with winds of 115 mph (185km/h) as it moved across the island. However, he urged everyone else to stay indoors, adding that debris and damage caused by Maria pose some amount of risk to residents. To conduct rapid assessment“Therefore, I am now giving the all-clear to emergency and essential workers only to help conduct the rapid assessment and to ensure we are able to clear roadways. This means only critical agencies should be on the roads – all other persons must still stay off the roads. There are still risks from debris and damage from Maria,” he said. “The Premier and I, in consultation with the Director of The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) are satisfied that the immediate serious threat posed by Hurricane Maria to the territory is over.” Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Jaspert on Wednesday gave an all-clear signal for essential and emergency workers to resume operations following the close passage of Hurricane Maria. According to Jaspert, following assessment of the damage caused by Maria, the Government will re-establish plans to continue with the recovery efforts.center_img The Governor added that although Maria continues to move away from the BVI, squalls, rain and high surf continued to affect the territory throughout the day until the hurricane moved away fully. Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico. Head of the Disaster Management Agency, Abner Gómez said the hurricane had damaged “everything in its path”. Sympathies to Dominica and the USVIHe offered sympathies to Dominica and the US Virgin Islands which were badly affected by Hurricane Maria and noted that he fully supports the call by the Governor of Puerto Rico to ensure individuals were fully prepared for the approaching Hurricane. Curfew remains in place“I urge all persons of the BVI, to please adhere to the instructions being given and to ensure full cooperation. The curfew remains in place for all people apart from emergency responders. Please continue to remain indoors and allow us adequate time to complete the assessments and initiate the necessary immediate response. I will advise you later in the day when the public all-clear is given,” he said.last_img read more

Up to the Second College Bowl Recap

first_imgHere is the latest up to the second College Bowl Recap of all the action thus far.Bowl action resumes tomorrow with four more big bowl games to be played.12:00 Heart of Dallas Bowl will feature Army vs North Texas3:30 Military Bowl will feature Temple vs Wake Forest7:00 Holiday Bowl will feature Minnesota vs Washington State10:15 pm Cactus Bowl will feature Boise St vs Baylor Camellia BowlApp State 31Toledo 28 Vince McKee Armed Forces BowlLouisiana Tech 48Navy 45 New Orleans BowlSouthern Miss 28Louisiana Lafayette 21 Las Vegas BowlHouston 10San Diego St 34 Quick Lane BowlMaryland 30Boston College 36 Idaho Potato BowlIdaho – 61Colorado State – 50 Related TopicsBowl SeasonNCAA College FootballOhio State vs Clemson Boca Raton BowlWestern Kentucky 51Memphis 31Poinsettia BowlBYU 24Wyoming 21center_img New Mexico BowlUTSA 20New Mexico 23 Bahamas BowlEastern MichiganOld Dominion Independence BowlVanderbilt 17NC State 41St. Petersburgh BowlMiami of OH 16Mississippi St 17 Hawaii BowlHawaii 52Middle Tennessee 35 Miami Beach BowlCentral Michigan 10Tulsa 55 Cure BowlArkansas State 31UCF 13 Celebration BowlGrambling St 10NC Central 9 Dollar General BowlOhio 23Troy 28last_img read more