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GPLN welcomes Bedmet Logistics

first_imgEstablished in 1996, Bedmet Logistic is a specialist in the fields of heavy and oversized cargo transport and offers lifting and transshipment services, arranges civil and police pilotage, specialist permits, as well as consulting on the scope of oversized cargo transport and heavy and oversize rail transport. Further information about the company can be seen here: GPLN is the a non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements by air, sea and land as well as specialised lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo.last_img

Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

first_imgThe two-day event kicked off with a welcome from Emile Hoogsteden, director containers, breakbulk and logistics at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, and attendees had the choice of workshops focusing on Incoterms, avoiding the legal pitfalls in project cargo, or a discussion about the supply chain, led by Jurgen Huygh, head of outbound logistics and business control at transformer manufacturer, CG Power Systems Belgium.According to Huygh clients are no longer buying just a transformer but are purchasing a total solution, and the transport of the product is increasingly becoming the most critical part of this solution.“These customers trust that we, as shippers, know how our products can be best transported,” said Huygh, explaining that CG Power Systems is therefore opting to handle the transport of its transformers in-house.“This doesn’t mean that we do not use forwarders at all. We use forwarders for very complex cases, or if we have to ship to countries where we don’t have the knowledge. In Western Europe, we have the knowledge, but for other locations, Malawi for example, I would not handle this transport myself as I do not have the knowledge and will not take the risk.“In these cases would I use a general forwarder? Absolutely not. I would select a specialised forwarder with local contacts in those countries.”Insourcing was not, however, the favoured solution by other shippers speaking at the event, including Harry van den Heuvel from Wärtsilä Marine Solutions and Bénédicte Crosnier from rail transport company Alstom.Although, Wärtsilä’s van den Heuvel added that the role of project forwarders would evolve, and stressed that companies will need to differentiate themselves in order to survive.www.projectcargosummit.comlast_img read more

Catholic priest urges media to report truth

first_imgLocalNews Catholic priest urges media to report truth by: – March 4, 2013 Sharing is caring! Tweet Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Herman Sharplis (file photo)The media fraternity has been admonished by Roman Catholic priest Fr. Herman Sharplis to ensure that they report truth at all times.“For those of us in the media, when you put information out there, research and ensure that what you’re putting out there is the truth and nothing but the truth because one of these days it will come back to haunt you and when it haunt you, it [will] haunt you with vengeance,” Fr. Sharplis warned.“You have a responsibility to teach people, you have a responsibility to be on the side of truth, you have a responsibility to teach love because the venom, the hatred and the attack will not change the society,” he advised. According to Fr. Sharplis, “if our media is going to mean anything to Dominica, we must stand on the side of truth” as the truth will always set one free. He charged the media to also make the world a better place by spreading love and not hate and by respecting people’s opinion. He also called on citizens to ensure that whatever they say “is the truth and nothing but the truth”.“Many people are just going out there attacking each other, tearing each other down, breaking each other down because you do not like the person, that’s not the way to live,” he said.He also noted that living in a democratic society does not give people the right to spread untruths about others.“It is one thing to say you know, but when you know what you know is not the truth, shut up your mouth,” Fr. Sharplis said.Fr. Sharplis made this appeal while delivering the Homily at former veteran broadcaster, Ferdinand Frampton’s funeral service on Friday, March 1st at the Pointe Michel Catholic Church. He was laid to rest at the Pointe Michel Catholic Cemetery. Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share 33 Views   3 comments Sharelast_img read more

New Cloverleaf Antennas Improve Data Throughput and SNR for Wireless Systems

first_imgSouthwest Antennas has introduced their new small form factor Turbo Cloverleaf family of circularly polarized (CP) Omni antennas that operate from 1.98 – 2.2 GHz and 2.3 – 2.5 GHz. These new and innovative antenna products deliver a substantial increases in data rate throughput and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in a very compact, rugged radome that measures two inches less on each side. Each antenna in this new family of products also features an integrated three inch RF coaxial gooseneck assembly with ruggedized non-rotating RF connector options that allows for flexible antenna mounting and positioning with other closely located equipment or co-located antennas.These antennas were designed with radio users in mind who are in need of the performance that only a Cloverleaf style circularly polarized Omni-directional antenna can offer, but in a new compact form factor. The resulting design delivers the smallest cloverleaf style antenna offering robust performance with modern radio systems that are increasingly seeing operation in the wireless broadcast TV / wireless video and live sports markets, UAV / drone video systems, vehicle-mounted radios, and tactical law enforcement and military radios that are utilizing MIMO/MANET system architectures for improved video, voice, and data transmission.According to Benjamin Culver, President, Southwest Antennas – Typical L/S licensed band and 2.4 GHz ISM band Cloverleaf antennas currently available on the market have many inherent design flaws that make them ineffective for unmanned systems applications and applications requiring two or more co-located antennas.He added – The Cloverleaf antennas currently available on the market do not typically have a ruggedized Radome or any Radome. They use exposed wiring to create the antenna cloverleaf radiating element structure that is covered with plastisol or similar insulated coating, leaving the antenna easily susceptible to damage. Second, these antennas measure well over 6” in outside diameter making them impractical for installation on a UAV or drone platform. Third, they have poor and improper impedance matching at the antenna feed point and finally they have poor radiation pattern control over frequency due to inadequate RF choking on the antenna’s cable feed.The Turbo Cloverleaf antenna design by Southwest Antennas solves all of these challenging design problems with the implementation of the proprietary design approach which reduces the size of the cloverleaf antenna drastically by over 3X in outside diameter without adversely affecting antenna gain or efficiency. This design uses SMT components inside the Radome located on the antenna element to tune the antenna performance perfectly right at the antenna feedpoint which is a critical factor in the design of high performance cloverleaf antennas. Other proprietary design techniques are used to maintain excellent radiation pattern control over the entire operational frequency band.This proprietary Turbo Cloverleaf antenna designs offer over 40 dB of isolation between two co-located antennas with opposite circular polarizations which is a significant improvement over two co-located vertical or opposite slanted polarized antennas. This new design has shown over 50% improvement in data rate throughputs and over 30% improvements in SNR.last_img read more

Mitsubishi Electric Begins Testing of Local 5G Systems in Japan

first_imgMitsubishi has started testing a local 5G system in Nagoya Works located in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Nagoya Works is one of Japan’s largest manufacturing plants, producing over 300,000 tons of aluminum materials per year. Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has allowed the testing to be done in a limited area using the licensed 28.2 to 28.3 GHz frequency band, which is different from those deployed by mobile operators. The company expects to deploy local 5G systems to deliver new services and businesses incorporating wide range of Factory Automation (FA) and other products in the near future.The test is designed to verify wireless transmission between local 5G base stations and Mitsubishi Electric’s FA products. It will also help to confirm various possible uses of envisioned local 5G systems, such as remote operation and maintenance support, usage of augmented and virtual reality for enhanced work efficiency, and more.5G, which achieves ultra-high speed, ultra-low latency and multiple simultaneous connections, is poised to support advanced infrastructure using frequency bands mainly allocated to telecommunications operators. In December 2019, however, MIC began accepting applications for local 5G systems to enable local governments and companies to meet diversifying communication needs, including due to the spread of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.Mitsubishi Electric is now developing local 5G systems for one-stop solutions that incorporate communication-system and 5G technologies as well as its various products and services, working in close collaboration with customers and partner companies to create new businesses and services.Mitsubishi Electric expects to launch demonstration test at other business sites as well as establish new 5G infrastructure at its business sites and laboratories. The 5G Open Innovation Laboratory, for example, which is scheduled to begin operating at the company’s Information Technology R&D Center in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture within the current fiscal year ending in March 31, 2021, will serve as a base for joint research and demonstrations with customers and partner companies to create new businesses and services.To create new businesses and services, Mitsubishi Electric is collaborating with partner companies on studying 5G uses and conducting demonstration tests that incorporate basic 5G-related technologies, including communication systems, antenna technologies and both high-frequency and optical devices.last_img read more

ESPN’s Rachel Nichols Sticks Up for the Cavs and the City of Cleveland

first_imgCount ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols as the latest to gives some love to the Cavaliers and the City of Cleveland.In a TwitLong sent out earlier today, Nichols said for those that are calling the Cavs ‘lucky,’ it couldn’t be further than the truth.Here’s what she said: To all the people in my mentions saying the Cavaliers are “getting so lucky”…this is a city that has not seen any of its three pro sports teams win a championship in 50+ years. This is a franchise that last postseason lost two of its three best players. This is an area of the country that is sometimes so thoroughly swarmed with tiny flying bugs that visitors wonder if the Ten Plagues have started.Hard to say that just because both the Cavaliers’ potential Eastern Conference Finals opponents are being hit with injuries, the team and its fans are now in the ‘plus-column’ in the luck department.Nichols has been to many Cavaliers big regular season as well as playoff games in the past, and there’s no doubt a comment like that above will endure her to the city for being on their side. Related TopicsCavsRachel Nichols Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

Shining Arcs derail Liners for second win of season

first_imgThe bonus-point win kept the Comms fourth in the league’s Red Conference with 10 points, one point back of Toyota Verblitz. Kobe Kobelco Steelers, with 14 points, lead the conference over defending league champions Suntory Sungoliath on points differential.Liners cracked open the scoreboard in the 23rd minute on a Kentaro Inami try.Daisuke Noguchi converted and kicked a penalty in the 36th minute that made it 10-5, but that would be all for Kintetsu. Liners lost their second straight and sit seventh in the eight-team conference.Willie Britz drew first blood for head coach Rob Penney’s Shining Arcs, when he crossed the whitewash in the 31st minute. A minute after Noguchi’s penalty, wing Ryo Tsuruda scored to make it 10-10, and after that it was all Shining Arcs.Atsushi Yumoto crossed in the 56th minute and seven minutes later, Hirotomo Ono scored the first of his two tries, with Ogura converting both to make it 24-10.Ogura failed to convert his own 75th-minute try but slotted over after Ono bagged his second three minutes later. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Japan Top League, NTT Communications Shining Arcs, Kintetsu Liners IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img KASHIHARA, NARA PREF. – Four second-half tries saw NTT Communications Shining Arcs win their second Japan Top League game of the season on Sunday, a 36-10 victory over Kintetsu Liners.Jumpei Ogura scored a try and kicked three conversions to earn man-of-the-match honors for the Shining Arcs, who improved to 2-1 after an opening loss to Ricoh Black Rams. KEYWORDSlast_img read more

Bayern Munich inch towards another Bundesliga title

first_imgBERLIN (AP):Bayern Munich won and stepped closer to a record-extending seventh straight Bundesliga title yesterday, and the bottom three teams all lost to extend the relegation fight into another week.Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka, and Franck Ribery scored for Bayern to beat last-place Hannover 3-1 at home to stay ahead of Borussia Dortmund. Two rounds remain after this weekend.Hannover would have lost by more had goalkeeper Michael Esser not produced a fine performance to keep Bayern at bay, but the side has only mathematical hopes of avoiding the drop after its 22nd defeat from 32 games.Lewandowski and Goretzka gave Bayern a deserved 2-0 lead, but Hannover were given a lifeline early in the second half when Jerome Boateng was penalised through VAR for handball despite being able to do little about it.“It was a ghost penalty,” Hannover coach Thomas Doll acknowledged.Halftime substitute Jonathas scored the spot kick in the 52nd then was booked for bundling over Sven Ulreich as he went to retrieve the ball. It was to prove costly for the Brazilian forward as he was booked again when his hand caught Joshua Kimmich in the face in a challenge. Jonathas was sent off after less than 10 minutes on the pitch.Ribery sealed the result for Bayern in the 84th, and there was further good news for the home side in the final minutes when Arjen Robben went on for his first league appearance since November.“It should have been 4-0 at the break, then you have peace,” Bayern coach Niko Kovac said. “Then out of the blue, you have what counts as a penalty today. It was none from my point of view, but we did our homework.” SLIM HOPES Like Hannover, second-to-last Nuremberg are likely to be demoted after losing at Wolfsburg 2-0. But the two teams’ slim hopes were kept alive thanks to Stuttgart losing at Hertha Berlin 3-1.Stuttgart, which hold the relegation playoff place, remained six points above Hannover and five above Nuremberg. Hannover and Nuremberg must win their remaining two games to maintain any hope of catching Stuttgart.Also, Hoffenheim and Borussia Moenchengladbach drew 2-2. Hoffenheim would have taken the home side’s fifth place with a win but had to be content with remaining seventh.last_img read more

Women’s Six Nations: Round 2

first_imgScotland 0-53 EnglandIn defence of their Grand Slam last year, England secured a bonus-point win as they ran in eight tries in a game that was postponed for a day and moved to Edinburgh from Glasgow because of the impact of Storm Ciara.England were ahead inside three minutes through as Sarah Bern crashed over from short range to open her account in this year’s Six Nations campaign.The Red Roses crossed for a further seven scores at Murrayfield as Jess Breach, Abby Dow (2), Emily Scott (2), Sarah Hunter and Claudia MacDonald all crossed in snowy conditions in Scotland. Ireland 31-12 WalesSiwan Lillicrap and Lauren Smyth both crossed in the second half for Wales as they looked make it two wins on Irish soil in the last six months, but Ireland proved too strong in their own back yard to come out on top amidst Storm Ciara.Tries from Beibhinn Parsons, Cliodhna Moloney, Lauren Delany and Linda Djougang earned the home side a bonus point after 42 minutes with a late penalty sealing the victory for the hosts.last_img read more

Fun-filled meet and greet session with SP Hunters

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE BY SIMON KESLEP It was another fun-filled and recreational Meet and Greet gathering hosted by SP PNG Hunters on Saturday morning at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby. In attendance was a representative from the naming rights sponsor, SP Brewery managing director Ed Weggemans including other major and support sponsors. Also present to mingle with the Hunters squad and sponsors was the media who turned up fully attired in their sportswear and engage in few of the ball game sessions. Weggemans, in his remarks, acknowledged the presence of everyone who turned up and participated with the team. He said at times from sponsors perspective there are expectations towards the team (Hunters) in winning all the matches but it is up to the coaches and players to continue do what they do best -training and taking each game at a time. He also commended the team under the coaching guidance of new coach Matthew Church to lead yet again another squad into the 2020 Queensland Intrust Super Cup season. Church emphasized on after rugby league career opportunities for players. “You need to have plans for the future. It is a short period when you are playing or coaching. It is a short window of time to maximize opportunity so it is about giving them (players) life skills, education or qualifications work wise to send them out from Hunters whenever they leave – or whatever reason they are leaving and moving on for. “To be honest, if I just make them better football players then it is probably like I’m failing more job because need to make them better people,” said Church. Since resuming training sessions back from the festive season break, the team has undergone intensive training sessions as they prepare for the February 22 trial match against the visiting Central Queensland Capras. Followed after the Capras and Hunters trial will be the NRL trial between Cronulla Sharks and Canterbury Bulldogs. The second SP Hunters ‘trial’ will be against Northern Pride in Cairns the following week on February 29. The Hunters take on South Logan Magpies in Brisbane in the opening round of the 2020 Intrust Super Cup season on Sunday (March 15).last_img read more