Spring Scavenge at Foreshore

first_imgSpring Scavenge at Foreshore Lakeside Scavenge is coming back to Jindabyne’s Banjo Paterson Park with Spring into Scavenge, another fun community clean-up and clothes swap event on Saturday 17 April from 9am to 1pm.This will be the fourth event held in Jindabyne, with 353 residents across previous Lakeside Scavenge events removing over 2 tonnes of litter from the lake foreshore. In partnership with Snowy Monaro Regional Council, the NSW Government and The Festival of Place – Summer Fund, the event will feature live music and talks from local environmental groups including young entrepreneur and Founder of Keep it Cool Lucas Wilkison, Council’s Resource and Waste Education Officer Edwina Lowe and representatives from Sustainable Snowies.“The Lakeside Scavenge is always a wonderful day out, and we’re very pleased to be welcoming the event back this year,” said Mayor Peter Beer, Snowy Monaro Regional Council.“Initiatives like these are testament to the spirit of our community and I encourage residents across the Snowy Monaro to head to Jindabyne and pitch in to help keep our region a beautiful place to live, work and visit.”The event is an empowering opportunity for participants to reconnect with their community and local environment as well as reconsider their relationship to waste. For every 10 pieces of litter collected, participants are rewarded with one Trash Token to use in a pop-up market of quality handpicked pre-loved clothes, books and toys.All trash collected on the day is catalogued and captured for the Australian Marine Debris Database. Participants will walk away with knowledge on how to sort, separate and catalogue litter. All the rubbish removed will be disposed of by Alistair McKimm from Snowy Skips.Prizes will be awarded to participants who collect the most litter, the most cigarette butts or the weirdest item, and more. Prizes have been kindly donated by local businesses who are eager to support local waste education including The Yoga Shala, CBD Cafe, Thredbo Resort and Jindabyne Brewery. /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:Australian, community, council, education, environment, festival, Government, Jindabyne, local council, NSW, participants, Paterson, quality, Snowy Monaro, sustainable, the Lakes, thredbolast_img read more

Four Jamaican Nurses Honoured

first_imgRelatedMinistry Open to Dialogue on Tobacco Regulations RelatedCornwall Regional Hospital Cops Top Customer Service Award FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Four Jamaican Nurses Honoured Health & WellnessJuly 31, 2013Written by: Vivienne Siva Advertisementscenter_img Story HighlightsFour Jamaican nurses were among 12 persons who received the Queen Medal AwardThe awards further endorsed the contributions of those migrants who came from the Caribbean in the 1940sBetween 1948 and 1973, as many as 100,000 nurses from the Caribbean and Africa came to England Four Jamaican nurses were among 12 persons who received the Queen Medal Award, at a special ceremony organised by Windrush Nurses and Beyond Foundation, at the Dorchester Hotel, in London, on July 27.The nurses are Henrietta Millicent Campbell, Avis Williams-McKoy, Lucretia Riley and Dr. Neslyn Watson-Druée, CBE.These medals were bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, to recognise those who had contributed to the community during the reign of the current Monarch, as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency Aloun N’dombet-Assamba, who was at the ceremony, said she was pleased to see that some of the pioneers and stalwarts of the nursing profession from the Caribbean were being honoured and recognised for their contribution to British society.Baroness Rosalind Howells of St. David’s, patron of the Foundation, said “it is with great pride we continue to celebrate these unique achievers and inspirational trail-blazers, who will leave a legacy for years to come.”She added that the awards further endorsed the contributions of those migrants who came from the Caribbean in the 1940s and afterwards, to work and build up the National Health Service (NHS).Between 1948 and 1973, as many as 100,000 nurses from the Caribbean and Africa came to work and train as nurses in the NHS.Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, Dr. Dan Poulter, said he was pleased to mark the important contribution the awardees have made to society.“They have played an essential role in delivering health care across our communities and are an inspiration to many,” he said.The average age of the Windrush nurses was 19, and many of them would go on to dedicate over 40 years of service to the NHS.The other Queen Medal Award recipients are: Verna Springer, Suresh Rambaran, Jamie Clarke, Alice Chinewaru, Shirla Philogene, OBE, Nora Parker, Dr. Nola Ishmael, OBE, and Sylvia McLean. RelatedNFPB/National HIV Programme Will Boost Response to Disease – Health Ministerlast_img read more

News / Zim rides the rising tide of volumes and rates: Q1 revenue doubles and profits soar

first_imgZim carried 818,000 teu in the period (638,000 teu last year), a better growth rate than OOCL’s 23.8% and way above that of the largest carriers – Maersk reported a 5.7% increase in volumes, while Hapag-Lloyd recorded a 3% decline.Chief financial officer Xavier Destriau told The Loadstar the volume increase was largely the result of organic growth, in the particular trades it operated in, and modal shift, as increasing numbers of e-commerce customers switched from air freight to ocean.“We focus on profit as opposed to gaining market share, but in this quarter, that has translated into above-market growth because we entered trades that were under-resourced, we have been a pioneer in entering the e-commerce market and we have captured a significant amount of cargo that used to travel by air,” he said.In October, Zim signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Alibaba, allowing the Chinese e-commerce platform’s customers to book sea freight shipments directly, although CEO Eli Glickman (pictured below) added that Amazon had also become a significant customer.Last summer, its launched its standalone Zim e-commerce express (ZEX) service between southern China gateways and Los Angeles, which, according to the eeSea Liner database, deploys five 4,200 teu vessels.“An increasing proposition of our e-commerce customer are now signing long-term contracts with us,” Mr Glickman said, adding that annual contract negotiations were completed “months ahead of last year”, and the carrier had effectively been turning contract shippers away since.“We couldn’t meet all the demand and we have stopped signing contracts because we want to maintain a 50:50 mix between spot and contract markets.”A lot of Zim’s recent success has also come from its vessel-sharing agreement with 2M partners Maersk and MSC, both as slot charterer and vessel operator, which will expire in 2025.“We have provided two vessels on the new service between Vietnam and the US east coast and, although we are competitor of Maersk and MSC, and we compete hard, all the partners can see the benefit of jointly operating these services> And from our side we will do our best to extend the agreement,” Mr Glickman told The Loadstar.All this has left Zim with a healthy balance sheet, and capex this year will be directed toward investment in its container fleet.“We are an asset-light company when it comes to vessels, but we want to take the share of owned containers to over 30% of our fleet,” Mr Destriau said.“Crossing that threshold is a first step and I see owning containers as a good use of the cash we generated, because containers are a liquid asset and retain their value over the years, and even at the end of their lives there is a scrap metal value,” he added.Of the $590m it has allocated to buy containers, it has taken delivery of the first $121m tranche, with the majority to come in the second quarter and the remainder in the third and fourth.“Unlike other shipping companies, we have not experienced any shortage of containers – our customers have been fully supplied with all the equipment they need,” said Mr Glickman.It is unlikely, however, to be speaking to shipyards ordering vessels. A recent agreement with non-operating owner Seaspan for ten 15,000 teu LNG-powered box ships on 10-year charters is as far as its fleet expansion is likely to go.“We don’t have the flexibility we require if we own vessels – we want to make sure we can upsize and downsize to fully capture the volumes; we don’t want to own vessels that we then have to inject into trades they are not suitable for,” Mr Destriau said.“That said, we will always need some feeder-sized and mid-sized ships – the 15,000 teu vessels we will take on charter from Seaspan are an optimal size for the Asia-US east coast trade and are comfortable with the longer-term charter,” he added.Meanwhile, Zim’s shareholders were rewarded with a special $238m dividend, representing $2 per share, on top of the 2021 annual dividend.“We are now in a situation, thanks to the terrific quarter and because we have very strong visibility of the rest of 2021, where we have been able to repay debt early and return capital to our shareholders – this is just us doing what we said we would,” Mr Destriau added. By Gavin van Marle 20/05/2021 Israeli container shipping carrier Zim, recently listed on the New York Stock Exchange, rewarded investors yesterday, reporting first-quarter results that were among some of the best in the sector.The carrier saw Q1 revenue more than double year on year, to $1.744bn, on the back of soaring freight rates, and its revenue per teu rose from $1,091 in the Q1 20 to $1,925 this year.And it saw 28% year-on-year growth in volumes – so far the highest recorded by any carrier that publishes its results.Adjusted ebitda was $821m, compared with $97m the year before, with a 47% margin, and net profit was $590m, compared with a $12m loss in the first quarter last year.last_img read more

Jutal nets platform jacket construction work

first_imgChina-based Penglai Jutal Offshore Engineering Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (PJOE) has recently been awarded a construction contract to build an offshore platform jacket for an offshore oil project in South China Sea.The company did not reveal the name of the client nor the exact location of the project, however it did say that the contract value is over RMB 200 million ($32.3 million).Jutal Offshore Oil Services is an integrated provider offering customers oil and gas equipment and facilities, offshore engineering and technical support services. In the shipbuilding industry, Jutal provides engineering contracting and professional technical services.The company did not respond to our email seeking further information about the project.Offshore Energy Today Staff[mappress mapid=”1082″]last_img read more