This month EFL transferred 4.1 tonnes of cargo from Bangladeshi trucks into GPS-enabled Indian vehicles at the border, which then travelled to Kolkata Airport, from where it was air freighted to Europe.“This trial movement has proved Kolkata to be a strategic and a useful trans-shipment gateway for inbound and outbound air transportation to Bangladesh,” said EFL , and the company has followed the initial shipment with similar volumes.In addition, EFL has a dedicated weekly 777 freighter service from Dhaka to New York, operated by Qatar Airways Cargo.In a ban that was lifted in March this year, the UK forbade direct flights from Bangladesh due to security concerns. Exports transfer in the Middle East added time and cost.While there are several freighter operations in Dhaka, Kolkata appears less well-served at present. Cathay Pacific has operated freighter services there, as has Qatar Airways Cargo and Uni-top, and there are several bellyhold carriers.Bangladesh is already enjoying something of an export boost. One analyst told The Loadstar: “Fashion in particular is moving away from China, to Bangladesh, as well as Cambodia. Shippers will already be working on developing new supply chains.”And since India gave Bangladesh duty-free market access, its exports to India have risen sharply: by 142% in the first quarter of this year. A truck driver waits on the India – Bangladesh border© Manfred Thuerig By Alex Lennane 29/11/2018 Bangladeshi exporters could now find it easier to truck goods to India and then air freight shipments from Kolkata to Europe, following EFL Group’s first bonded cross-border service.Apparel manufacturers have largely avoided the worst of the US tariffs, but many items are now subject to at least 10% – as a result, analysts have already seen significant growth in Bangladesh’s apparel market.But Bangladesh has always been a difficult logistics market, with congestion issues at Chittagong port, and security problems at the airport.While there has been “some progress” on ACC3 security certification, according to one airline executive, a trucking operation which bypasses both Chittagong and the airport at Dhaka is likely to gain some traction, especially with the fast-growing numbers of exports.
Facebook Home What’s On Our guide to what’s on at the weekend What’s On By LaoisToday Reporter – 10th January 2019 Community Council Twitter Pinterest Brought to you by Laois Tourism After a hectic couple of months in the lead up to Christmas and New Year things are a little quieter this weekend. It seems to be all about getting out and about for January with lots of walks and outdoor adventures running this weekend. The new Slieve Bloom walks schedule has been launched for 2019 with at least one walk on in Laois almost every weekend. Their annual membership is just €20 and now would be a great time to sign up. Operation Transformation walks are happening across the county in four different locations this year so there will be no excuses to stay indoors this weekend. Sharon Shannon is in Dunamaise Arts Centre this weekend and tickets are limited so book soon.THURSDAY JANUARY 10I’m Not HereA very touching THEATREclub Production comes to Dunamaise Arts Centre this Thursday. ‘I’m Not Here’ is a personal meditation, in which Doireann Coady works through grief for her brother Donal after his death by suicide 3,104 days ago. The Arts Review gave it 4 stars and states that it is, “A compelling case for suicide prevention…pain…anger…hatred..love…guilt… Doireann…delivers one of the bravest, rawest, emotionally exhausting performances you’re ever likely to see.”Tickets cost €14/€16 and begins at 8pm. For tickets or to find out more see here. FRIDAY JANUARY 11Sharon ShannonJoin the button accordion player extraordinaire from County Clare for a great night’s entertainment in Dunamaise Arts Centre. Sharon also puts on a great show and they are a very limited number of tickets available. The show begins at 8pm and tickets cost €25. For tickets see here. Table quiz for Panama and ZambiaA table quiz is being held to raise funds for those heading out to the Panama and Zambia for volunteer work in DeBruins Bar at 8.30pm. €10 per person entering.SATURDAY JANUARY 12Capers Variety Show Semi FinalBeat the January Blues with a night filled with talent, entertainment & fun.Presented by Barryroe Macra in Mountmellick Arts Centre at 8pm on Saturday. Tickets are €10 for Macra members and €12 for non-members. It’s guaranteed to be a great night full of fun.Operation Transformation Walks 2019 Laois Get the year off to a great start with a family walk and join in the great operation transformation movement to get more active in 2019. Laois Sports Partnership have put together a series of walks around the county on Saturday so there is bound to be one near you. There are multiple length walks available at some locations. All walks are free to take part and will run in the following locations.Emo Court 5K – Meet at Emo Community Centre at 11am Stradbally – Ballykilcavan Farm 3k & 5k – Meet at Ballykilcavan House, Stradbally at 11amDurrow – Capponellagh Woods 5k & 8k – Meet The Square, Durrow at 11am Portlaoise Slí na Slainte 5k Meet at Leisure Centre Portlaoise at 11am Note that all walks begin at 11am and registration is open from 10.30am at all locations. You are requested to register online here.Slieve Bloom Guided Walk The Slieve Bloom Walking Club’s next guided walk is Camcor River Guided Walk. This walk is a Grade B 5km walk and takes 2-3 hours so its suitable for all levels of fitness. Meeting point is Kinnitty Community Centre at 2.30am. €5 per walk or €20 annual membership. For more information see here. SUNDAY JANUARY 13Cake sale in Portlaoise The Panama pilgrimage is busy fundraising this weekend! There is a cake sale for the pilgrimage in Portlaoise parish centre after 11.15am mass and 12.30pm mass.Slieve Bloom Guided Walk The Slieve Bloom Walking Club’s next guided walk is Two Rivers Guided Walk. This walk is a Grade A 10km walk and takes 4 hours so a good level of fitness is required. Meeting point is at Clonaslee Community Centre at 11am. €5 per walk or €20 for annual membership.Family Forest Day – Emo Park WoodsThe next family forest day is this Sunday in Emo Park Woods. Activities will be centred around exploring what is happening in our woodland environment in January. There will be games, crafts and exploration of different types of shelter the forest can provide to both animal and us.It costs €10 per person (adult/child). Under 4’s are free of charge when accompanying older siblings and grandparents go free too.Places are very limited in order to keep group size small and booking is essential. For more information / booking details contact Barbara at [email protected] or phone 087-2073121.If you would like to have something included in our What’s On Guide email us on [email protected] or call 057 8670722SEE ALSO – Kind Kellie-Ann donates 14 inches of hair to charity WhatsApp Previous articleWell-known Laois man set to appear on First Dates IrelandNext articleMountrath Mart closure ‘a sad day for farming in Laois’ LaoisToday Reporter Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Our guide to what’s on at the weekend WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year TAGSWhat’s On RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Pinterest Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’
RelatedLocal Labs Urged to Get Accredited to International Standards FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Michael Stern, has called on operators of local laboratories to get their facilities accredited to international standards.He was speaking at the culmination of a three-day accreditation training seminar, which was convened by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), yesterday (March 26), at the Medallion Hall Hotel in Kingston.The State Minister said that none of the island’s 65 medical laboratories has international accreditation and only one of the 17 non-medical facilities, the Bureau of Standards Mass Lab, possesses such certification.Urging operators to position their organisations to achieve “the seal of quality,” Mr. Stern acknowledged that while accreditation was a voluntary process, there was prudency in pursuing this path.“We can only hope that you see accreditation as a golden international marketing and growth opportunity for your business, because it’s a great business opportunity,” he stated.According to the State Minister, “accreditation is fast becoming the catalyst on which a service or product will be able to enter some of our most important export markets,” citing legislation introduced by the United States of America regarding the testing of children’s products. The law seeks to protect American children from poisonous products, and requires rigorous testing of items, including toys, by accredited labs.“The global market has created a lot more players, which expose consumers to greater health and safety risks, and any responsible Government will move to minimize those threats, which is what the US did in 2008, when it introduced this legislation,” Mr. Stern stated.He noted that there was a lot more to do to get laboratories accredited, but said he was heartened by JANAAC’s approach to what is really a huge task.JANAAC is an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Investment, with responsibility for accrediting laboratories, and inspection and certification bodies. Advertisements RelatedLocal Labs Urged to Get Accredited to International Standards Local Labs Urged to Get Accredited to International Standards CommerceMarch 27, 2009 RelatedLocal Labs Urged to Get Accredited to International Standards
More support for Canberra’s tourism industry Canberra’s tourism sector continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The recovery of this sector over the coming years is a priority for the ACT Government and additional support will be delivered through the 2020-21 Territory Budget to assist in rebuilding the industry.At its peak in 2019, the industry employed 18,500 people and contributed around $2.5 billion to the Territory economy.The combination of bushfires and COVID-19 wiped out around $1.3 billion in overnight visitor expenditure from the tourism industry in the year ending September 2020.Our tourism recovery efforts started in September 2020, with the launch of a new destination marketing campaign, More Than. The Government will invest a further $2 million in the campaign over the next three years, making it the largest-ever domestic destination marketing campaign in the Territory’s history.This investment will strengthen our reach into our largest markets of Sydney, regional NSW, south-east Queensland, Melbourne and regional Victoria.The return of domestic tourism will be a key pillar of our economic recovery, with around 90 per cent of Canberra’s visitors coming from the domestic market.The ACT Government will also launch a $1.5 million ACT COVID-Safe Tourism Co-investment Program to help the industry recover.The COVID-Safe Tourism Investment Program will provide matched funding to businesses to develop COVID-safe tourism products and infrastructure that will support the recovery of the sector and provide opportunities for new job creation.Through these initiatives, the ACT Government aims to rebuild and grow the ACT’s overnight visitor expenditure to $3.5 billion by 2030.The ACT Government has already rolled out a number of programs to support the local tourism and hospitality industry recover from COVID, including:the Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund, providing matched funding to local tourism operators for campaigns that seek to attract visitors to the ACTtax relief to Canberra’s hotels and hospitality industry through rebates and fee reliefthe ACT Event Fund, established to support the festivals and events sector develop, market and promote their eventssupport for a new physical distancing technology pilot to help position Canberra to attract new business events in the current environmentThe ACT Government is committed to helping rebuild key industries like tourism and hospitality as part of our ACT Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, ACT Government, Australia, bushfires, campaign, Canberra, environment, Government, industry, infrastructure, Investment, Melbourne, NSW, Queensland, Sydney, technology, Victoria
Expressions of Interest open for mobile food vans at Alice Springs Desert Park Department of Environment, Parks and Water SecurityBusinesses have an exciting opportunity to operate mobile food vans at one of the most beautiful parks in the world.The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to run food/coffee vans at the spectacular Alice Springs Desert Park during peak season.This 6 month EOI has been created following extensive interest from vendors following their success at Parrtjima Festival and the attraction of food vans in other jurisdictions. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Alice Springs, AusPol, Australia, environment, festival, food, Government, mobile, Northern Territory, season, security, Water, world
Published: Aug. 27, 2018 It’s here—a new school year. The first several weeks of school are pretty jam-packed with events, classes, exploring Boulder and getting into a new routine. As you’re out there meeting people and making friends, don’t forget to reach out and get to know some key people in your residence hall: your resident advisor (RA) and the community assistants (CAs).The RA’s main role is to act as a resource for you. They have already lived the residence hall experience, made some mistakes and gathered some great information along the journey to share with you.Their help can make your first year a smoother experience. They also can help you with the transition from living at home to living on your own. There’s a lot to learn during this process, and if you want a little help now and then, you only need to ask.Community assistants have several roles. First and foremost, they are the folks who work at the front desks in the halls, which are called community centers. They can help if you lock yourself out of your room, need cleaning supplies and equipment or just answer general questions.The other really important role they play is as community builders. They not only organize events in your hall, they always have the inside track on what’s going on inside your community. Looking for something to do? Go talk to the community assistant.You can also get free peer tutoring during the school year in your residence hall through the Academic Success and Achievement Program.Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
RelatedJIS Invites Young Persons to Enter Vlog Competition Photo: JIS Photographer Story HighlightsODPEM is advising that arising from the current fire at the Riverton Dump, a thick smoke cover is being experienced in sections of the Corporate Area.The volume of smoke permeating the general environment has necessitated that caution be exercised when traversing the affected areas. Person are being advised to report to their physician or general health facility should they experience respiratory conditions as a result of the smoke. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedHealth Workers Key to Renewal Project – Minister Buchanan RelatedODPEM to Receive $72.9 Million for Landslide Risk Reduction Project ODPEM Issues Smoke Nuisance Advisory Office of the Prime MinisterApril 22, 2014Written by: Cheryl Nichols, ODPEM The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising that arising from the current fire at the Riverton Dump, a thick smoke cover is being experienced in sections of the Corporate Area, with significant impact being reported in parts of Portmore.While the fire has been contained, an increase in the volume of smoke permeating the general environment has necessitated that caution be exercised when traversing the affected areas.Reports from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) have indicated that excessive discharge of smoke from the dump contains Particulate Matters (PM) which can cause health impacts on the residents.Person are being advised to report to their physician or general health facility should they experience respiratory conditions as a result of the smoke.Safety TipsAvoid or reduce exposure to smoke by closing window and doors and remain indoors as much as possible. This is especially so for those persons who suffer from allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions; and elderly and young. ODPEM Issues Smoke Nuisance AdvisoryJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Cover nose and mouth with a clean wet rag or cloth to minimize effects of the smoke. Avoid exposing laundry outdoors since these can become contaminated, stained and foul smelling. Advertisements
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – The U.S. Open lived up to its reputation in the return to Shinnecock Hills. So did Dustin Johnson. Fresh off a six-shot victory last week, Johnson managed all aspects of his game Thursday on a classic U.S. Open course that required nothing less. He wasn’t perfect, but he was under par – barely – and shared the lead at 1-under 69 in an opening round of strong wind, high anxiety and scores that made this feel like a U.S. Open again. ”You had to focus on every single shot you hit – putts, everything. It was just difficult all day,” Johnson said. ”Every day out here is going to be difficult.” It was plenty tough for Tiger Woods, who started with a triple bogey and added a pair of double bogeys on the back nine for a 78. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth – the only three active players with three legs of the career Grand Slam – made only six birdies among them. They were a combined 25-over par, with Mickelson the low man in the group at 77. Johnson, Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy and Russell Henley were the only players under par. That’s a sharp contrast from last year at Erin Hills, where 44 players broke par in the opening round to set a U.S. Open record. Jason Dufner nearly joined them. He settled for a 70 with no complaints. ”I think it’s in fifth place,” he said. ”So beat about 151 guys.” U.S. Open: Scores | Live blog | Full coverage Most everyone else felt beat up on a course where wind that gusted to 25 mph made the fairways shrink and the rough look even taller. McIlroy needed a dozen people help him find a tee shot in the rough. He found the next shot on his own because he advanced it only 6 feet. Mickelson asked an official if there was a rule that allowed a player to see the ball as he was trying to hit it. ”People talk about the fairways are ‘more generous’ for an Open,” Charles Howell III said after a 71. ”When the wind starts blowing this way, they’re not generous.” Woods ran into problems on the short grass – it took him three shots to reach the putting surface behind the first green on his way to a triple bogey, and he four-putted on No. 13 for the first of successive double bogeys. ”It was pretty evident nobody was making any birdies in the morning – lots and lots of bogeys and ‘others,”’ Woods said. ”My game plan was not to make any ‘others,’ and I made three of them. So didn’t do very well there.” Piercy, the last man in the 156-man field as an alternate from qualifying, was so disgusted with his game in his final practice round that he walked off the course. He dropped only two shots, both on par 3s, and was the first to post a 69. Poulter also played in the morning, while Johnson and Henley played in the afternoon as the wind reached its full strength. Henley was the only player to reach 3 under at any point, and he promptly gave that back with a double bogey on No. 10. Even those at 71 felt as though they put in a hard day’s work, a group that included Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. ”It’s a different kind of enjoyment, right?” Rose said. ”I enjoy the battle. I enjoy the fight. I enjoy the grind, really. When you get a bit cut up and bruised, it can change pretty quick.” Johnson holed medium-length putts for birdies, a few nervy, short putts for par and picked up a bonus when his shot from a front bunker on the par-4 eighth rattled and rolled into the cup. He also got a break on the fifth hole. The only way he found his ball in the rough was that former PGA champion and Sky Sports reporter Rich Beem stepped on it. He still made bogey, but it beat having to go back to the tee to play his third shot. It didn’t take long to figure out what kind of test this was going to be, with the 15 flags atop the grandstand next to the 18th green already flapping as the first group teed off, and they were crackling by the afternoon. Spieth missed a 4-foot par putt on No. 10 to start his round, and then tried to get that shot back by playing a bunker shot at the flag on the par-3 11th. It trickled over the green and down the slope, and Spieth didn’t get back on the green until he played three more shots. He salvaged a triple bogey and shot 78. McIlroy was 10 over after 11 holes. From the middle of the first fairway, Woods went long over the green. He chipped once and it rolled back down the hill. Another try, same result. Finally, he rapped his putter up the hill and by the hole and missed the putt. He held it together until a four-putt on No. 13, the last three of those putts from 6 feet. ”Shoot something in the 60s tomorrow, and I’ll be just fine,” Woods said. ”I just think today was the toughest day we’ll have all week. But then again, I think they’re going to let these greens firm out a little bit. They’ll start to pick up a little bit of speed, and it will be a good U.S. Open again.” That already appears to be the case. The U.S. Open has gone to new courses two of the last three years, and Jack Nicklaus is among those who feared it had lost its identity. Even with wider fairways, Shinnecock Hills resembled a U.S. Open course from past years. And it played like one.
Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Intelligent Design Excellent Adventure: Behe Barnstorms BrazilEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCNovember 11, 2019, 6:50 PM TagsBrazilBrazilian foodDarwin DevolvesDarwin’s Black BoxDarwinismdegradative mutationsDiscovery-MackenziehospitalityID the Futureintelligent designMackenzie Presbyterian UniversityMarcos EberlinMichael BeheNeo-DarwinismpodcastSão Paulo Adventist UniversityThe Edge of Evolution,Trending Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share In their conversation, Behe enthuses about Brazilian food and hospitality, and says the students at the schools where he spoke were refreshingly open to considering the evidence for intelligent design. It was typical of what he finds elsewhere, he says. On a new episode of ID the Future, Darwin Devolves author and Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe sits down with host Rob Crowther to discuss Behe’s recent speaking trip to Brazil, and where he sees the Darwinism/design debate heading in the next few years. Download the podcast or listen to it here. Oh, and check out these excellent travel snaps, courtesy of our friends Marcos Eberlin and the folks at Discovery Institute’s branch at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo. A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Recommended There is a generational phenomenon that works in favor of ID. While the old guard digs in its heels, younger researchers tend to bring an open and “exploratory” attitude to his presentations, says Professor Behe. Same thing in the United States and elsewhere.Enjoy listening? Please consider donating to support the IDTF podcast.
Access to rural healthcare under threat as GP profession ‘unviable’ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleThe McHugh View – Martin McHugh reviews the weekend’s big GAA storiesNext articleMajor fire on Buncrana Main Street News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Access to healthcare in rural areas will be badly affected as Ireland’s ageing GP population retires.That’s according to the National Association of General Practitioners, which says dwindling funding’s made the profession unviable for new entrants.It plans a protest next week, and is warning patients there may be disruption to services.Dr Matt O’Toole, head of the NAGP, says there’s a crisis on the way:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/otoolGPs6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – February 3, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic