Image Courtesy: Hansa Heavy LiftGerman shipping company Hansa Heavy Lift has transported 13 modules measuring over 147,124 cbm from China to Australia, to help with the redevelopment of the Nyrstar Smelter in Port Pirie.The cargo was loaded on four separate voyages at the Yanda Module Yard in Jiangsu, China, with the largest piece weighing 690 metric tonnes, and measuring 28 metres in length, 17 metres in width, and 26.7 metres in height.“This was a particularly challenging project which required the use of three of our vessels on four separate trips operating at their full capacity, including HHL New York, HHL Lagos, and HHL Valparaiso,” Henry Woo, Head of AsiaPacific (APAC), Hansa Heavy Lift, said.“Lifting and rigging were particularly challenging for this project due to the height of the modules combined with the offset centre of gravity, with up to five lifting beams required for a single lift,” Woo added.The decks of each vessel were extended to the aft and in some cases even to the starboard side to accommodate up to five modules per trip. The over dimensional cargo required the installation of additional bow radars and the extra crew to double up bridge watches.Modules had to be placed onto the self-propelled modular transporter with minimum clearance in between each vessel’s hull and the fixed structures on the wharf to overcome the limited space on the jetty in Port Pirie.Image Courtesy: Hansa Heavy Lift“We are proud to have completed the project with a smooth execution at every stage, resulting in a safe and on-time delivery of all modules,” Jens Grever, Head of Cargo Management, Asia, Hansa Heavy Lift, said.The Port Pirie Redevelopment Project will convert the smelting facility operated by Nyrstar to a multi metals processing and recovery facility.
New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council on Wednesday conducted a ‘Plogging’ drive in various places across New Delhi in a bid to promote the idea of a single-use-plastic-free Capital.NDMC Secretary Rashmi Singh also launched a citizens participation movement from Wednesday to October 2 in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to make India free of single-use plastic. Singh urged for greater civic participation and sensitization of people from all walks of life, urging for personal commitments from various segments of society as a part of this movement so that it becomes their daily habit to be more environmentally conscious and active. The NDMC said in a statement that it is the residents’ responsibility to make the Capital city free from single-use plastic, which poses a grave threat to the ecological balance of nature. Shopkeepers/ MTA’s at Mini Market, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Babu Market at Sarojini Nagar and Kali Bari Marg joined the movement. NDMC officials interacted with various stakeholders including rag pickers to make them a part of the movement.
Get ready to rock this holiday season during The Salvation Army’s sixth annual Rock the Red Kettle concert.Taking the stage will be some of music’s top up-and-comers, including returning headliner Becky G, with additional performances from rising singer songwriter Jacob Whitesides and rising young pop artist Jake Miller. The free concert, which will take place on Saturday, December 5 at 5 p.m. PT at the L.A. LIVE Event Deck in Downtown Los Angeles, will be streamed live on RedKettleReason.org.This year’s Rock the Red Kettle performers will also share their personal motivations for giving by posting their #RedKettleReason throughout the holiday season and inviting their fans to do the same.Fans can also win awesome prizes for sharing their #RedKettleReason in the weeks before the concert. The Army is partnering with Teen Vogue to give fans the chance to win a retweet from their favorite performers, a trip to L.A. to attend the Rock the Red Kettle concert or even the chance to meet the artists before the show. For more information, visit teenvogue.com/redkettlereason.“I am excited to be involved with Rock the Red Kettle for the second year. One of my favorite things last year was seeing all of the amazing #RedKettleReason posts my fans shared,” said Becky G. “I support The Salvation Army because I know firsthand that the money they raise goes toward ensuring families will have a roof over their heads and kids will not go to bed hungry. My family struggled when I was younger, and we were lucky to have organizations like The Salvation Army help us get through tough times.”“The Salvation Army is one of those organizations that people know about – but may not realize all of the awesome things they do,” said Jacob Whitesides. “I want my fans to know that they can help make a difference in someone’s life by doing something as simple as dropping the change from their pocket into a Red Kettle at the mall or just going online to share their #RedKettleReason. I grew up watching my mom work multiple jobs to support my sister and me and I feel lucky to be in a position to give and ask the fans in my life to give back too.”“I’ve been really inspired to learn about all the great things The Salvation Army does,” said Jake Miller. “”It’s an honor to perform on their behalf and celebrate giving back during the holidays.”In addition to Becky G, Jacob Whitesides and Jake Miller, this year’s concert will feature other up-and-coming artists including Quinn Martin, Alec Bailey and Tahj Mowry.“This is such a powerful and talented generation of young artists, and their desire to partner with us and show their fans the true meaning of the holiday season is inspiring,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “It does not matter whether you are rich or poor, young or old, we all have the ability to offer hope and change to those in need, by supporting The Salvation Army.”“We are excited to host Rock the Red Kettle at L.A. LIVE again this year and offer a night of free entertainment while raising awareness for an iconic organization,” said Lee Zeidman, president of L.A. LIVE. “We enjoy our partnership with The Salvation Army because the Red Kettle Campaign has such a positive impact in communities nationwide.”Rock the Red Kettle will raise awareness of the 125th annual Red Kettle Campaign, the oldest charitable fundraiser of its kind in the United States. Money raised during the campaign helps The Salvation Army serve approximately 30 million of America’s most vulnerable through an array of social services, including food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless and toys for children at Christmas.“Rock the Red Kettle is an awesome way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Red Kettle campaign,” said Ned Specktor, the show’s producer. “The concert provides a unique way to educate the future generation about the importance of helping those in need with the help of The Salvation Army and through the power of music.”The concert will be streamed live on RedKettleReason.org so music fans and young philanthropists near and far can join in on the fun. In addition to giving online or to the more than 25,000 Red Kettle bell ringers found on street corners and retail entrances across the country, supporters can donate through the Army’s text-to-give program. By texting the word “KETTLE” to 80888, donors can send $10 to the Red Kettle Campaign through December 24.From its humble beginnings as a San Francisco donation collection by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. It enables The Salvation Army to provide Christmas toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless social service programs year-round.To learn more about the event and get tickets, visit redkettletickets.com.
The AC Milan Argentinean footballer was sent off against Juventus last Sunday for screaming at the referee after he was bookedDuring Sunday’s match between AC Milan and Juventus, Argentinean striker Gonzalo Higuain was sent off.He was booked by referee Paolo Mazzoleni and got so angry, that he ended up screaming in the official’s face.Now he faces a two-match ban in the Italian Lega Serie A, according to Football Italia.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“In Turin, you brought me this and I started scoring,” Higuain said.“Hopefully it’s a good omen. Things went as they did, I’m a person with this character.”“I’m very happy that I received affection from the Milan fans, the club, and my teammates.”“That’s what makes you proud,” he concluded.
The reduction to the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) and the introduction of the £500 tax-exempt employer-arranged pensions advice allowance are to apply retrospectively from April 2017.These measures were due to be legislated for in the Finance Bill 2017. However, following the announcement of the snap general election on 8 June 2017, a number of measures were dropped from the Finance Bill in order to expedite its passage through Parliament. At the time, Jane Ellison, former financial secretary to the Treasury stated that the provisions withdrawn from the bill would be legislated for at the earliest opportunity at the start of the next Parliament.The Finance Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming the Finance Act 2017.Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled plans to reduce the MPAA from £10,000 to £4,000 in the Autumn Statement 2016. This restricts the tax-relieved amount that individuals who have accessed their pension savings through the pension freedoms can contribute to their defined contribution (DC) pensions. The reduction is designed to limit the recycling of pension savings to take advantage of tax relief.In March 2017, the government confirmed that no transitional arrangements would be put in place, and that the reduction would apply to those who have accessed or will access their pensions flexibly, regardless of when the decision to make use of the freedoms occurred.The tax exemption for the first £500 worth of pensions advice provided to an employee in a tax year was first announced by former Chancellor George Osborne in the March 2016 Budget. This replaces a £150 cap on tax-free employer-arranged advice, and also allows for advice on general financial and tax issues relating to pensions.On 13 July 2017, the government confirmed that a second Finance Bill 2017 will be introduced following the summer recess to legislate for all the policies that were excluded from the Finance Bill in order to pass it into law ahead of the general election. It also confirmed that all policies that were originally due to come into force from April 2017 will still be effective from that date.Mel Stride, the financial secretary to the Treasury, said: “The Finance Bill introduced in March 2017 provided for a number of changes to tax legislation that were withdrawn from the bill after the calling of the general election. The then-financial secretary to the Treasury confirmed at the point they were withdrawn that there was no policy change and that these provisions would be legislated for at the first opportunity in the new Parliament.“The government confirms that intention. It expects to introduce a Finance Bill as soon as possible after the summer recess containing the withdrawn provisions. Where policies have been announced as applying from the start of the 2017-18 tax year or other point before the introduction of the forthcoming Finance Bill, there is no change of policy and these dates of application will be retained. Those affected by the provisions should continue to assume that they will apply as originally announced.”Rona Train, partner at Hymans Robertson, said: “This decision, which will save the government around £70m per annum has been made at the great expense of those wanting or needing to supplement their retirement income. The government is clearly trying to stamp out recycling pension savings, whereby people could get a double hit of pensions tax relief by withdrawing money from their pension and then re-investing it. However, retirement is no longer the cliff-edge event seen in previous generations and is now often a process that continues over a number of years. In some cases, savers are simply unable to retire early but will equally struggle to continue working full time, whether this be for health reasons or caring responsibilities. In these cases, the government should be doing all it can to offer support.“While this decision, undoubtedly, will bring clarity for trustees, it remains contradictory to the ethos of pension freedoms. For too long now, trustees have been unable to provide definitive guidance to their members and some members may already contributed more than the £4,000 allowance as a result. They will feel the full force of this proposal given its retrospective enforcement.”
At least 50 people of Singarol village in Pirganj upazila have been hospitalised since Tuesday evening after they fell sick due to suspected food poisoning.Pirganj upazila administration has formed a five-member probe body to investigate into the matter.On information, Upazila Nirbahi Officer AWM Raihan Shah visited the ailing people at Pirganj Health Complex and enquired about their treatment.Relatives of patients said hours after having meals at a marriage ceremony of Jahidul, son of Aminul Haque, they started falling ill with vomiting, lose motion, headache, fever since Tuesday morning.As their condition was deteriorating, they were brought to upazila health complex in the evening.Of them, 35 people got admitted to the hospital and 20 others were released after given first aid.Shamim, Wridi, who underwent treatment at the hospital, said they were feeling abdominal pain since early Tuesday. Later, they were admitted to the hospital as they were not getting well despite taking primary medicines from nearby pharmacy.Physician of the hospital Jubayer said food poisoning was a possible cause of their illness. But there’s nothing to be panicked.
Spotify’s previous chief content officer, Stefan Blom, came from a music-industry and telco background and left the company in January after a largely unsuccessful move into video, which was announced as a growth area with great fanfare when former VH1 chief Tom Calderone joined as Spotify’s head of content partnerships in March 2016. Calderone left just 15 months later after its original video shows, including the Russell Simmons-produced “Traffic Jams,” failed to catch on.Ostroff was previously entertainment president of The CW network and from 2002 to 2006 was president of the UPN Network, where she developed the reality series “America’s Next Top Model.” She headed programming at Lifetime from 1996-2002.Later on Tuesday, Condé Nast Entertainment announced that it will be led on an interim basis by Sahar Elhabashi, COO of the video entertainment division, until the company hires a replacement for Ostroff. UPDATED: Spotify, the world’s leading music-streaming service, has named Dawn Ostroff as its new Chief Content Officer. According to the announcement, Ostroff, who was previously president of entertainment at Conde Nast, will be based at Spotify’s New York office and will lead all aspects of its content partnerships across music, audio and video. Specifically, she will oversee the company’s Shows & Editorial (including playlists, headed by Nick Holmsten), Studios & Video (headed by Courtney Holt), Creator Services (Troy Carter), Creator Marketplace (Charlie Hellman), and Content Operations departments (Sam Young).At Conde Nast Entertainment — which Ostroff cofounded upon joining the parent company in 2011 — she was tasked with developing film, TV and digital products from its brands, which included such magazines as the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Details and others. At the Conde Nast NewFront last month, she announced that Wired, GQ and Bon Appetit are slated to become the first magazine brands within Condé Nast to support their own fully programmed streaming channels, and touted the 12 billion views CNE drew in 2017 to its digital video efforts across its social, syndicated and owned-and-operated properties. She has no music-business background. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group Share Gatwick operational again but passengers should check flight status LONDON — Flights are now operating in and out of London’s Gatwick Airport after an issue with the air traffic control systems saw the temporary suspension of all flights.The latest tweet on Gatwick’s Twitter account (@Gatwick_Airport), posted at 7:18 p.m. local time (2:18 p.m. EST), says: “Update 19.10: Following an earlier air traffic control systems issue, flights to and from Gatwick have now resumed.“If you are travelling this evening please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport, as we return to full operations.”Gatwick first tweeted at 5:47 p.m. local time (12:47 p.m. EST), that it was working with Air Navigation Solutions, its air traffic control provider, to rectify the issue. Flights were suspended for close to two hours. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Delays, Gatwick