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Recently Ignited CCNI Arauco Returned to Owners

first_imgzoom The 300-meter-long container vessel CCNI Arauco, which ignited on September 1 in the German port of Hamburg, was returned to its owners after the teams on site extinguished the fire and completed the follow-on operations, according to marine and offshore services company Ardent Global.Following the incident, a salvage contract was signed to speed up the response and clean-up operations aboard the 2015-built containership, which lasted for four weeks.The aft hold was partly flooded to extinguish the fire, subsequently contaminating the water in the hold. The operations included discharging the contaminated water, which was pumped into tankers to bring it to off-site final disposal facilities.Additionally, the damaged containers, which were declared as dangerous waste and required special treatment, were discharged out of the vessels cargo hold.The boxship was subsequently returned to its owners for repair works.Earlier reports indicated that the incident could have started due to welding works which were being undertaken on the rear end of the ship, however, relevant authorities launched an investigation into the exact cause of the fire.With a length of 300 meters and a width of over 48 meters, the boxship was docked at the Port of Hamburg’s Burchardkai container terminal, at berth 1/2, at the time.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Svitzer Bolsters Footprint in Portugal

first_imgzoom Maersk’s tug operator Svitzer has signed an agreement with Portuguese company Rebosado to provide services to the company’s towage customers and time charter the Rebosado fleet.The deal will help expand Svitzer’s multi-port coverage in Portugal to four ports including Lisbon, Sines, Portimão and now Setubal, enlarging its fleet from two to nine tugs. “By expanding our operations into Setubal Svitzer can now offer comprehensive port cover for the main ports in southern Portugal, thereby providing our customers with a better service. By utilising both the Svitzer and Rebosado fleet we can increase the reliability and efficiency of our Portuguese operation,” Managing Director of Svitzer Europe, Kasper Friis Nilaus, says.As explained by Manoel Ferreira, founder of Rebosado, the deal builds upon the bilateral cooperation of many years strengthening further the duo’s relationship.Svitzer added that the deal would increase its controlled fleet in Portugal by seven vessels, bringing the total fleet to 15 tugboats.The transaction is set to become effective as of September 1, 2017.last_img read more

Sand mining permits issued in Trincomalee suspended

The decision was taken following instructions given by President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette) Sand mining permits issued in Trincomalee have been suspended from tomorrow, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said.GSMB said that sand mining permits issued in Trincomalee will remain suspended until further notice.

Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 13 January 2012

DOWNLOAD1. Denmark takes over 6 month Presidency of the Council of the European Union2. ‘Power-trains for Europe’ report published3. European Environment Agency publishes reports on environmental tax reform4. President of DAF Trucks is new ACEA CV Chair5. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Skins put Dunbar Quinn Cooper on IR sign QB Josh Johnson

ASHBURN, Va. — Cornerback Quinton Dunbar, receiver Trey Quinn and guard Jonathan Cooper have been put on injured reserve by the Washington Redskins. They also signed Josh Johnson to be their backup quarterback and added guard Zac Kerin, centre Demetrius Rhaney and defensive end Marcus Smith as free agents.The Redskins announced the moves Wednesday.Cooper tore his biceps tendon in Washington’s 28-13 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Dunbar has been bothered by a nerve problem in his leg and appeared in only seven of the Redskins’ 12 games. Quinn, the last pick in this year’s NFL draft, missed Monday’s game with a hurt right ankle and played in only three games this season.Johnson has not attempted a pass in a regular-season NFL game since 2011.___ and Associated Press read more

Komatsus commitment to Central Queensland with Mackay support facility

first_imgKomatsu Australia has opened a new customer support facility in Mackay, underscoring its commitment to the Central Queensland mining industry – and its confidence in the long-term future of the region. The new facility was opened by Mackay Mayor Councillor Deirdre Comerford on May 1, 2014, just 10 months after the site’s ground-breaking ceremony on June 27, 2014 – which was held as part of the opening of Komatsu’s new Mackay Mining Assembly facilities.It is part of an Australia-wide expansion program currently being undertaken by Komatsu, designed to increase capacity and capability at its sites around Australia.Features of Komatsu’s new Mackay customer support centre include:•    Total covered area of 1,800 m2•    A parts warehouse that is close to double the size of its existing Mackay facility, greatly expanding parts-holding capacity•    A service workshop able to handle the service requirements of ultra-class mining equipment•    A track press capable of servicing and overhauling tracks up to the largest size dozers and excavators•    Washbay•    Sales and customer support offices•    Fully trained technical staff across service and parts, integrated together on a single site•    30 t capacity workshop crane•    Support from a fully equipped fleet of mobile service trucks•    Designed to the highest safety and environmental standards.Equipment being serviced out of this new site includes Komatsu 960E ultra-class trucks – of which Central Queensland has the largest population in the world, said Dean Gaedtke, Komatsu Australia’s Queensland General Manager.It also services and supports WA900 and WA1200 wheel loaders, and up to PC8000 mining shovels – as well as all other sizes of Komatsu mining and construction equipment.“Our new Paget customer support facility is a major investment in our ability to better service our mining and construction industry customers throughout Central and North Queensland,” Gaedtke said.“As far as we are concerned, it’s a real vote of confidence in the Central Queensland mining industry, and indicates that we believe there is a long-term, stable future for the region.”Sean Taylor, Komatsu Australia’s Managing Director and CEO, said that over the past two years, Komatsu’s customer support capabilities have been significantly increased.“This regional expansion program allows us to provide the highest levels of support and service for our mining and construction customers into the future – not only for Queensland, but right across Australia and New Zealand,” he said.The company is currently engaged in a major expansion of its service and support facilities in Queensland – which now employ a total of 580 staff – and around Australia.This latest facility in Mackay is one element of Komatsu’s largest-ever expansion in Australia, a program which started with the opening of its flagship mining facility in Wacol, Brisbane in 2012.The 61,000 m2 Wacol facility was a A$55 million investment incorporating Komatsu Australia’s Queensland head office, its national mining headquarters, East Coast Reman operation, oil analysis labs, plus mining, construction and utility assembly operations, as well as parts and service.Other Komatsu facilities that have recently opened, or are under construction, include:Expansion of its Mackay Mining Assembly facilities (opened in mid-2013), which has increased mining assembly capacity by 75%, and now facilitates assembly of Komatsu’s largest truck, the 960E, which has a 330 t haulage capacity.Sherwood (Brisbane) training facility (opened in 2013)Expansion of its Perth Mining assembly facility (opened in 2013), increasing mining assembly capacity by 30% and doubling paint shop capacity. This site has also been developed to support the rollout of what Komatsu reports as “he world’s largest Autonomous Haulage Fleet, being deployed in the Pilbara”Construction of a new service and rebuild centre in Port Hedland, servicing Western Australia’s massive iron ore mining industry, and scheduled to open in late 2014Construction of a new world-class Parts Distribution Centre in Perth with an area of 16,000 m2 (opening scheduled for late 2014); this project includes the purchase 47,000 m2 of land adjoining the existing Perth site, and takes Komatsu’s total site area in Perth to 127,000 m2Construction of a new Fairfield National Head office (opening scheduled during 2014) at Komatsu Australia’s existing Fairfield Assembly & Warehouse site; this project will include over 6,400 m2 of office space and incorporate a new Brand Management Centre.last_img read more

Ever wanted to tell a story about your Dublin Nows your chance

first_img Ever wanted to tell a story about your Dublin? Now’s your chance The Stories From The City events will see volunteers paired with mentors to help shape their ideas. Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 6:09 AM Share23 Tweet Email3 NATIVE AND VISITING Dubliners are being asked to tell the story of their Dublin.The International Literature Festival Dublin is inviting people to tell their stories about the capital in this year’s festival, which takes place from May 20 to 28.The Stories From The City events will see volunteers paired with mentors to help shape their ideas. Already on board are singer songwriter Luan Parle, illustrator Holly Pereira, young playwright Shaun Dunne, poet Kerrie O’Brien, and comedian Kevin Gildea.Aimee van Wylick, the general manager of the festival told that the idea will help people connect with the festival.“We’re looking to be a bit more participative and I think this will help the public connect with the festival.“We haven’t yet commissioned any writers for the festival yet but this is different. Any member of the public is invited to tell their story. We want to hear a lot of stories, we’re really keen to get as many responses as possible.”As for the type of story, van Wylick says that’s up to you.“It’s very much open. We want people to be as creative as they can be. We’re not trying to give any guidelines as yet – we’re looking to connect with fans of the festival but also go beyond that.“Dublin is known as a storyteller’s city so it’s about the fabric of the city and the people.“Irish people are storytellers which is not an experience you get everywhere – this is about connection and expression.”The festival is keen to hear from anyone and everyone who would like to share their story in a creative way and reflect on ways in which great writing or reading have played a part in their lives. Individuals or groups are invited to submit an event that they would like to host in their own house or at their work-place in which they tell some part of their story.Proposals should be submitted by email to by 3 April.Read: Top US architects are re-imagining Dublin One to make it ‘a vibrant destination’ Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Image: Sasko Lazarov/ 7,274 Views 17 Comments Short URL Mar 8th 2017, 6:09 AM By Paul Hosford Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

There is no chance of finding Sala alive says rescuer

first_imgJohn Fitzgerald, director of operations of Channel Airline Airsearch, says the small plane where the Argentinean was traveling might have sunk in less than three minutes.After it was publicly known that a small plane carrying two people disappeared in the English Channel, authorities started looking for survivors.On the plane, Argentinean footballer and recent Cardiff City signing Emiliano Sala was traveling together with the pilot of the aircraft.“If they really are in the water, I would say there is no chance of finding them alive,” said Fitzgerald to Vía País in Argentina.“The other day I went swimming (on the English Channel) and only lasted for three minutes.”“It is very cold in these waters; one person could stay there an hour at the most. I do not think they have landed on land because air traffic would have been informed,” he explained.Sala recently signed for Cardiff City in the English Premier League, after he spent four years with French Ligue A club Nantes.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“I was especially cold. In the first part of the investigation last night, the visibility was good, but we had to deal with the freezing rain that fell around 23.30,” Fitzgerald added.“As the investigation progressed, the cloud ceiling dropped and we had to stop the investigation.”“What we’re looking for first is the device’s black box. If the plane really crashed into the sea but remained in one piece, then you have to pay attention to the traces of oil that come to the surface,” he continued.“If it broke in flight, which can not be ruled out, for one reason or another, then we will find debris on the surface. But an airplane of this size that hits the water sinks in two or three minutes.”La Direction et l’ensemble du Club gardent espoir et c’est toute la famille du FC Nantes qui prie pour qu’@EmilianoSala1 et les autres passagers de l’avion soient enfin retrouvés sains et saufs.#PrayForSala— FC Nantes (@FCNantes) January 22, 2019last_img read more

Uneasy neighbors Proposed oil terminal fuels concern about toxic air in Fruit

first_img The proposalUnder the Tesoro-Savage proposal, oil would be hauled to the Port of Vancouver by train from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation. The oil would be stored at the port and transferred to ships headed to U.S. refineries for conversion into transportation fuels. Savage, a supply-chain management company, and Tesoro, the West Coast’s largest refiner, say the terminal could handle 380,000 barrels of crude per day.The leaseThe Port of Vancouver commission unanimously approved a lease with Tesoro and Savage in late July. It held a second public hearing and vote on Oct. 22 in response to alleged violations of state public meetings law. The lease involves 42 acres and is worth at least $45 million to the port over an initial 10 years.Pros, conso The companies and the port say the project will generate about 250 temporary construction jobs and 120 full-time jobs, significantly boost local and state tax revenues, and help support U.S. energy independence and fill the gas tanks of consumers. The port says the deal would enable it to re-invest $30 million in further industrial development and to create a ripple effect of 2,700 direct and indirect jobs.o Critics raise numerous concerns, including the potential for oil spills on the Columbia River, new sources of toxic air pollution, the safety of hauling more oil by rail in light of recent wrecks, including July’s deadly oil train derailment and explosion in Canada, potential detrimental impacts on Vancouver’s $1.3 billion waterfront redevelopment plans and the worsening of global warming through continued fossil-fuel consumption.Decision-makersThe Washington state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council will examine the proposal for at least a year before making a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee, who has the final say. The EFSEC’s “scoping” period to determine what will be evaluated in an environmental impact statement began Oct. 3 and ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Eric LaBrant, president of the Fruit Valley neighborhood association, and others have concerns about the Tesoro-Savage proposal to build the largest oil-handling operation in the Northwest at the Port of Vancouver.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories 915 November 2017

first_imgThe 10 most read stories on between 9-15 November 2017 were:Amazon investigates delivery drivers paid below minimum wageTribunal rejects Uber appeal in employment-status caseLloyds Banking Group and McDonald’s among 2017’s top employers for gender diversityStotts Tours Oldham guilty of pensions auto-enrolment non-complianceIndependent body rules Deliveroo riders are not entitled to holiday pay and minimum wageAviva introduces cancer support service for 16,000 UK staff96% of employers feel responsible for improving employee health behavioursAllianz Global Corporate and Speciality UK to introduce benefits for parents and carers49% of employers have no reward or recognition programme in place31% of employers predict a basic pay increase of between 2% and 2.99%last_img read more

Las Vegas couple arrested for allegedly trafficking woman in Miami Beach

first_imgShe was walking in the area of Washington Avenue on Monday afternoon when she flagged down the officers and told them about the Lennons.Alvin Lennon was arrested and faces multiple felony charges including human trafficking charges, kidnapping and derive support from proceeds of prostitution.Symphony claimed she regularly works as a prostitute by her own free will.She also faces felony human trafficking charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a husband and wife from Las Vegas who allegedly kidnapped a woman and brought her to Miami Beach to prostitute herself.According to the arrest report, officers were flagged down by the victim on the 1100 block of Washington Avenue at around 1:30 p.m., Monday.The woman told officers she was involved in a human trafficking “situation” and needed to get back home to Las Vegas.She told officers she originally agreed to go on a vacation with Alvin, 34, and Symphony Lennon, 33, and as they were driving to Miami Beach, her cellphone was thrown out of the vehicle and she was given a different one with a GPS tracking app installed.According to the arrest report, the Lennons rented a room at the Monte Carlo in Miami Beach, and as they checked out, the victim said Alvin yelled at her and Symphony about spending too much money on the trip, so he told them to prostitute themselves.Alvin directed Symphony to show the victim how to post escort advertisements online before Alvin drove them to a Motel 6 in the area of Northwest 36th Street and 74th Avenue.After various failed attempts of negotiating online after posting escort ads, Alvin ordered the women to walk several popular streets in Miami Beach. last_img read more

ExBloomberg Businessweek EIC Moves to the Times People on the Move —

first_imgThe New York Times has named Ellen Pollock the new top editor of its business section. She was most recently the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek, before being pushed out in a “deep change” that swept the magazine last November.  Pollock replaces Dean Murphy, who was promoted to associate editor after leading the business section for the last four years. This is just the latest move in reshaping the Times’ newsroom. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, was recently named a deputy managing editor, and several other editors have been promoted to top leadership positions. Stephanie Wu has joined Mic as editor, food and travel, and will be responsible for overseeing Out of Office, the food and travel-focused digital channel that is set to launch in a few weeks. Wu was most recently senior editor at Travel + Leisure. Lori Fromm has rejoined Time Inc. as VP, brand sales. Fromm, who most recently was head of integrated sales and strategy for Glamour and Self, is now responsible for generating revenue for Time Inc.’s Lifestyle brands across platforms. Pollock worked for 18 years at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and editor before joining Businessweek in 2007 as executive editor. Businessweek won a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2012 and was a nominee for general excellence at this year’s event.  Chris Mitchell, chief business officer of Vanity Fair and W, has appointed Jim Craemer as executive account director and Alana Segars as director of brand marketing strategy. Segars joins from The Robot Company, where she helped lead strategic marketing. And Craemer was formerly media partnerships sales director at Rolling Stone. Jessica Goodman and Meredith Bryan have both stepped into newly created positions at Cosmopolitan. Bryan, who was previously a style reporter for the New York Observer, is now senior deputy editor, news at the brand. She is working alongside Goodman, who was named senior editor. Goodman was previously a digital news editor at Entertainment Weekly. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Active Interest Media has promoted Jonathan Dorn to chief innovation officer. Formerly SVP, digital and creative services, Dorn joined AIM in 2007 as editor-in-chief of Backpacker, which won five National Magazine Awards under this leadership. Yesterday also marks the first anniversary of AIM launching its Catapult Creative Labs, the company’s in-house marketing services agency that Dorn was put in charge of. In announcing the appointment, Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, called Pollock “an accomplished editor with the experience and talent needed to broaden our already ambitious business coverage.”last_img read more

HBO Documentary Traces Rolling Stone Music Culture

first_imgNews Facebook HBO Documentary Traces ‘Rolling Stone’ Music Culture Twitter Email ‘Rolling Stone’ Doc Tracks Mag’s 50-Year History hbo-documentary-traces-rolling-stone-music-culture ‘Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge’ presents publisher Jann Wenner and his magazine’s 50 years of influencing the culture it coveredPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 2, 2017 – 3:58 pm Historic covers and cultural coverage, spanning 50 years, separate the segments of the HBO documentary Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge, presented in two parts next week on Nov. 6–7. The magazine’s co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner unites them, showing how his personal vision and voice uniquely shaped America’s storms of change since the late 60s and how the public came to perceive them. His early choices elevated Annie Leibovitz and Hunter S. Thompson to international attention, and he personally produced the 1969 self-titled album by Boz Scaggs. Wenner was just getting warmed up.At the movie’s New York City premier on Oct. 30, co-director Blair Foster told Billboard on the red carpet that “very early on they were covering the art scene in the Bay Area and politics. I didn’t think that came until a little bit later, but really you see it within the first year of the magazine.” At the time this connection between music and broader social change was radical.As the decades ticked by it has come to seem almost taken for granted, but it was Wenner and Rolling Stone’s imprint that turned the latest music into a lens through which readers could view everything — war and voices raised against it, civil rights and voices raised against equality, impatient youth fighting for alternative lifestyles. Musicians, actors and other influential artists reflected all of this in their work, and Rolling Stone had the credibility to cover all of it.More recently the magazine has been looking for a buyer, after an investigative piece took a wrong turn leading to sizable legal costs and damages. But Wenner’s visionary outlook still leads along with new generations of writers and editors, many given their breaks by Rolling Stone.Now that everything is or seems digital, print doesn’t mean what it used to. But thanks to HBO’s Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge, next week we’ll have a good chance to see how for 50 years, one music magazine showed how contemporary music meant everything.Lionel Richie To Produce Curtis Mayfield DocumentaryRead morelast_img read more

If PM Modi wins election who will be finance minister

first_imgUnion Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley.Reuters file [Representational Image]Finance Minister Arun Jaitley looks set to retain his post if Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins a second term as expected when results come on Thursday, May 23.But if his health worsens, Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal could take over.Whoever holds the job, Modi needs a finance minister who can reinvigorate the economy without hiking debt.Fueled in recent years by low oil prices, growth sputtered to a five-quarter low of 6.6% at the end of 2018 and economists fear that may worsen due to falling rural consumption demand and slowly-rising fuel prices.Below are details of both Jaitley and Goyal:ARUN JAITLEYThe current finance minister is a lawyer and the most important leader in Modi’s cabinet who often acts as a chief troubleshooter.In the past five years, Jaitley not only steered through parliament major economic legislation such as a nationwide goods and services tax – which had languished for nearly two decades – but also argued for the government’s bid to end the Muslim instant divorce practice known as “triple talaq”.Seen as having good ties with ruling and opposition lawmakers, the 66-year-old Jaitley is known for his eloquent speeches within and outside parliament.In a reflection of his importance, Modi gave him the responsibility of three ministries when he first took office.Jaitley is a diabetic and had to skip the interim budget in February when he was in hospital in the United States, getting cancer treatment. He had a kidney transplant in May last year.PIYUSH GOYALRailways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, 54, has been billed as a future finance minister and stepped into the role twice in the Modi government when Jaitley was out sick. He also served on the board of India’s largest commercial bank, the State Bank of India, and the Bank of Baroda. Indian Finance Minister Piyush Goyal (C) leaves the Finance ministry to table the budget in Parliament in New Delhi on February 1, 2019.PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]Goyal, a trained chartered accountant who presented the last interim budget, has suggested more tax cuts for the salaried class if the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retains power.Madan Sabnavis, the chief economist at Care Ratings, said whoever becomes finance minister will not matter much because most big decisions come from prime minister’s office.”I think the markets will be looking at it more from the point of view of whether it’s an NDA government or whether it’s a non-NDA government,” Sabnavis said, referring to the BJP-led ruling National Democratic Alliance.”If it is an NDA government, I really think they will be fairly agnostic to whether it’s Jaitley or Piyush Goyal.”last_img read more

DC Area MLK Events

first_imgRock Creek Conservancy MLK Weekend of ServiceRock Creek Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, and Montgomery County Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with their annual MLK Weekend of Service, a weekend full of events at 12 sites throughout the Rock Creek watershed, from Jan. 13-20. This multi-day volunteer event will address local environmental problems related to litter and invasive plant species while supporting a nationwide effort to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” Volunteers will participate in a variety of events designed to bring together local communities to protect and enhance the public lands that surround Rock Creek. To find an event and sign up to volunteer, visit…………………………………………………………………………………..Islamic Relief USA Martin Luther King Day of Service2315 Martin Luther King Junior Ave., SEAs part of Martin Luther King Day of Service, on Jan. 15, and with January being National Mentoring Month, Islamic Relief USA staff and volunteers will participate in Mid-Atlantic America’s Islamic Heritage Museum Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the museum, located at 2315 Martin Luther King Junior Ave., SE. Volunteers will distribute 500 hot meals, set up four coffee/hot chocolate stations along the parade route, and participate in the parade. In addition, museum founder and curator Brother Amir Muhammad will speak about the legacies of Dr. King and legendary boxer/humanitarian Muhammad Ali. Ali’s birthday would have been on Jan. 17, which also marks the 2nd Annual International Mentoring Day. Volunteers are still being accepted. To volunteer, sign up at …………………………………………………………………………………..2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and ParadeAnacostia Park entrance on Good Hope Road and MLK Jr. Ave., SEOn Jan. 15, residents and the Mayor’s office are scheduled to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the nation’s capital. Marchers will at 11 a.m. at Anacostia Park entrance on Good Hope Road and MLK Jr. Ave., SE. Parade will end at Barry Farm Recreation and Aquatic Center. Whether you can march with us or simply be an observer, all are welcome!…………………………………………………………………………………..The Memorial Foundation Hosts 7th Annual Wreath Laying, Day of Reflection, Reconciliation at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial1964 Independence Ave., SWThe Memorial Foundation, which was responsible for building the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, located at 1964 Independence Ave., SW, on the National Mall, is pleased to present an inspiring day of reflection and reconciliation at the memorial on Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. The holiday honoring Dr. King will mark the seventh anniversary of the foundation’s tribute to the civil rights activist through prayer and the wreath laying ceremony. Speakers for this year’s event include: Ryan Zinke, secretary of interior; Christopher A. Wray, eighth director of the FBI;  and Martin Luther King, III, co-founder, The Drum Major Institute.  Eugene Scott, a reporter with the Washington Post will serve as the master of ceremony. Musical selections will be provided by The People’s Community Baptist Church Men’s Choir. The commemoration is free and open to the public.…………………………………………………………………………………..National Action Networks Annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut AveRev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) announced Tuesday a full slate of events in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15. NAN will host events in Washington, D.C. The annual King Day breakfast will kick the day off in Washington by honoring prominent national union figures and community leaders that have contributed to Dr. King’s vision over the past year. The breakfast is scheduled to be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave, from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Special attendees include Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president, NAN; Randi Weingarten, president, AFT; Janaye Ingram, director National Partnerships, Airbnb; Baxter Leach, 1968 Sanitation Striker, Memphis AFSCME Local 1733; and Joe Madison, Civil Rights Activist and Radio Talk Show Host, SiriusXM Urban View.…………………………………………………………………………………..Arlington, VA. Islamic Relief USA MLK Service 825 South Taylor St.From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Jan. 15, Islamic Relief USA volunteers will package approximately 10,000 pounds of produce at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, 825 South Taylor St. Volunteers are still being accepted. To volunteer, sign up at EVENTS Great Mount Calvary Launches ‘Keep the Fire Burning’ Series610 Rhode Island Ave., NEGreater Mount Calvary Holy Church, located at 610 Rhode Island Ave., NE, is scheduled to launch a four-week series titled “Keep the Fire Burning 2018.” The series is slated to begin on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Jasmin Sculark. The series will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for the remainder of the month. Other guest speakers include Bishop Michael Rogers, Pastor Will grandberry and Rev. Dr. Freddie Haynes. Washington National Cathedral Celebrates Dr. King 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NWThe Washington National Cathedral, in conjunction with the Advancement Project D.C., Howard University and the Episcopal Church, is scheduled to host a celebration honoring Dr. Martin L. King Jr., titled “Awake and in Motion: 50 Years of MLK” on Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. The free event will be held at the cathedral, located at 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, and will feature live performances from the Children of the Gospel, the Howard University Choir, the Washington National Cathedral house band, and other artists. Doors are slated to open at 3:30 p.m. All events listed take place in Washington, D.C. area (unless otherwise indicated) in celebration of the MLK Holiday on Jan. 15, 2018.last_img read more

Prince Charles wife begin Australia visit

first_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona The vital role family plays in society Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Prince Charles was presented with a six-foot leather whip of his own, while the Duchess of Cornwall cuddled an orphaned baby kangaroo.They were cheered upon their arrival in Melbourne on Tuesday and visited a tapestry workshop.The pair is scheduled to visit several cities across Australia and New Zealand before returning to the UK on Nov. 16. Their Pacific tour celebrates the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II,(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   SYDNEY (AP) – Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are in Australia on a two-week tour of the Pacific.The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed in the Outback Queensland town of Longreach on Monday following a visit to Papua New Guinea.Dignitaries including Governor-General Quentin Bryce greeted the royal couple before they visited staff from the Royal Flying Doctor Service. They also watched a whip-cracking demonstration at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Quick workouts for men Sponsored Stories Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img read more

Drug squad investigates THC find in Limassol

first_imgAuthorities said on Friday they are investigating a case concerning the arrival at the Limassol post office of a parcel from the US which contained 40 grammes of liquid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive constituent of cannabis.The customs department said that its detection dog, Buddy, located the parcel in August at the Limassol post office’s parcel section. In the parcel, customs said, there was an unidentified liquid substance weighing 40 grammes, which was sent for lab tests.The state lab informed customs on Thursday that the liquid substance was THC.After receiving this information, customs said they have sent the case to the police anti-drugs services.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Allclear after yellow alert at Larnaca airport

first_imgA yellow alert was called at Larnaca airport on Sunday afternoon when suspicious items were detected on an aircraft.According to police the alert was raised at 3pm when a cleaner spotted suspicious items on a plane from which the passengers had just disembarked.The authorities were duly notified, the items were examined and it was determined that there was no immediate danger. They were then sent for scientific tests.“The yellow alert ended around 5.50pm, and there was no particular impact on Larnaca’s flight schedule,” Hermes airport spokesman Adamos Aspris commented.You May LikeRich HousesThe Best Foods Seniors Can Eat For Their ArteriesRich HousesUndoFinancialAdvisorHeroesThis Is The Home Morning Joe Chooses To Live InFinancialAdvisorHeroesUndoParentology10 Things Teens Fear Most In 2019ParentologyUndo Data is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Limassol all prepared for wine festival

first_imgPreparations for the 57th Limassol Wine Festival are nearly complete, with the trademark traditional ‘Vraka Man’ statue put in place on Monday at the entrance of the Limassol Municipal Gardens to welcome visitors to the festival, which will take place from August 31 to September 9.According to Limassol mayor Nikos Nikolaidis this year’s festival will be better than ever.“The wine festival is a great folk festival with a huge tradition, it is a celebration honouring the Cypriot farmer, the Cypriot winemaker and Cypriot wine,” he said.This year’s festival, which will span 10 days instead of 11, will have a decreased entrance price of 5 euros, while the ticket holder will be entitled to a 20 per cent discount on any bottled wine of their own choice from the four major wineries Etko, Loel, KEO and Sodap.Apart from existing bus routes covering the tourist area of Limassol, extra buses will be available to transport visitors to the festival from all major cities.You May LikeC2 seriesC2 – Create Your Own Hype.C2 seriesUndoBoredom TherapyPeople Are Shocked To Learn Coke Can Do ThisBoredom TherapyUndoArticles VallyDid They Go Too Far With These Revealing Dresses?Articles VallyUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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