Msharib Shipping & Logistics joins PCN

first_imgMSL managing director Mohammad Azhar has over 25 years’ experience in shipping and logistics and hands-on experience of SDDC (Surface Deployment Distribution Command). Azhar has handled and co-ordinated many projects from pre-arrival process to arrival at port, then the transhipment process and onward forwarding up to door in Afghanistan. This includes extensive liaison with different military locations/FOBs and requires compliance of RDD (Required Delivery Date) and reporting ITV (in transit visibility).MSL says it has worked on the following projects: Pakistan Army Prefabricated Building; DFIDS / British Embassy; USAID; Red Crescent; US MOD Hospital Project Helmand; Kabul Water Supply System Project; US Armed Forces LOGCAPIII US Armed Forces; LOGCAPIV US Armed Forces; Italian Forces; CONLOG; AID & Relief USAID; British Armed Forces; United Nations and NGOs working in Afghanistan, as well as other commercial construction companies projects.The PCN membership in Afghanistan now includes Fiza Logistics Pvt Ltd and Msharib Shipping & Logistics (MSL).www.msl-pk.comwww.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img read more

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Liebherr inks offshore crane deal

first_imgJurong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, ordered two BOS 2600-35 EX LIT offshore cranes that will be equipped to the Libra field’s Extended Well Test FPSO vessel. The Libra oil field is a large, ultra-deepwater oil prospect located in the Santos Basin 230 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. OOGTK Libra, a joint venture between Brazil’s Odebrecht Oil & Gas and Teekay Offshore, awarded a contract to Jurong Shipyard for conversion of the Navion Norvegia shuttle tanker to form the Libra EWT FPSO. Liebherr’s role in the project is to design, manufacture and deliver the two offshore cranes; Liebherr’s Singapore division will supervise the assembly and commissioning process. The cranes are being fabricated at Liebherr’s MCCtec Rostock facility in Germany. They are scheduled for final installation in the first quarter of 2016.www.liebherr.comlast_img read more

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JA Education Minister visits South Florida to join fight against child…

first_imgEducation Minister Ruel Reid Newly appointed Jamaica Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, takes the campaign for child abuse awareness to South Florida this Saturday, as scheduled keynote speaker for the PROTECT THEM Gala. Hosted by the local NUH GUH DEH campaign against child abuse in Jamaica and the Diaspora, Minister Reid will address the nation’s current efforts in protecting its children, and outline ways the Diaspora can contribute.Child abuse prevention will be a critic issue under his tenure, says Minister Reid in an interview with National Weekly. “We are working with UNICEF [United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund] to train our teachers to spot abuse, as well as change how they relate to their students,” said Minister Reid. “We are also working on our parenting program to better equip our parents on how to handle discipline.”But meaningful change will also require a cultural shift in discipline, says Minister Reid, particularly for children with behavioral conditions, as too often children with developmental challenges suffer abuse because parents and institutions are unable to manage.“We need to understand more as a society about childhood development,” says Minister Reid. “If children have biological challenges, schools and families need to recognize and accommodate children that need special support. They can’t be abused because they behave differently.”The Minister is encouraging the Diaspora to contribute in any way they can to the Ministry’s new initiatives targeting these needs, from provide safe facilities for children escaping chronic abuse, to curriculum reform to help integrate students with behavioral conditions such as autism.“The Diaspora can contribute by fundraising. Children in abusive environments need to be in safe homes, and homes and boarding institutions require extensive funding,” says Minister Reid. “The Diaspora can also help by speaking out. Write articles, post on social media. Make your voices be heard though your consulates. Collective influence can bring pressure on this issue.”“We thought it ideal for Senator Reid to be invited to address this critical manner of preventing child abuse affecting children in Jamaica, the USA and elsewhere,” said the founder of the NUH GUH DEH campaign, Lavern Deer. “We are extremely pleased that even as the new administration in Jamaica grapples with the challenges of government, Senator Reid, who has three very critical portfolios coping with, has taken time out to attend the gala and join us in this very important struggle.”Senator Reid who is also the principal of Jamaica College (JC), one of Jamaica’s oldest high schools, took leave from that institution to accept Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ invitation to join his Cabinet after the Jamaica Labor Party’s general election victory on February 25.Referred to as the “reluctant politician” Senator Reid is generally regarded as an “outstanding educator” among Jamaica’s education circles, and has been targeted by previous administrations to serve under the education portfolio.Kevin Turner of Miramar, who was a senior at Jamaica’s Munro College when Senator Reid began his teaching career there in 1996, describes the minister as “not only an A-class educator, but someone who take the positive development of youth very seriously. He’s ideal for addressing the need to protect young people from all forms of abuse.” . Senator Reid was conferred with the Jamaican Order of Distinction (Commander Class) in 2011, and formerly served as chairman of Jamaica’s National Council on Education, and chairman of the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training.Also at Saturday nights Gala, Florida State Representative, and Hazelle Rogers, and Angela Messam, wife of Miramar’s mayor Wayne Messam, will be honored with the PROTECT THEM Humanitarian Award. Both women are being honored for “their outstanding efforts in the community to educate, integrate and motivate via information-sharing, as well as their proven ability to make a difference in the lives of the people they’ve touched through their work and community involvement.”The gala will take place on Saturday, April 23, starting 6 p.m. at the Carolina Golf Club in Margate.last_img read more

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Charles Avenue to be rehabilitated

first_img Share Share LocalNews Charles Avenue to be rehabilitated by: Dominica Vibes News – February 7, 2017 Sharing is caring! 448 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Senator Miriam Blanchard (file photo)The tendering process for the rehabilitation of Charles Avenue, Goodwill will commence this week, the Minister for Public Works has announced.Senator Miriam Blanchard revealed on Friday 3 February 2017 that this is part of government’s efforts and commitment to the island’s development in order to improve the standard of living of all. Finance Minister, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced during a press conference in January that estimates and designs for the rehabilitation of Charles Avenue had been completed. Senator Blanchard, who was speaking during the contract signing ceremony for the rehabilitation of the Stockfarm Road, informed that following a further review of the estimates and designs, the Charles Avenue rehabilitation project will go out to tender on Monday 6 February.“We all recall that this project will be funded through funds or revenue collected from the Road Maintenance levy. We expect work on Charles Avenue to commence by the start of the second quarter of the year,” Blanchard indicated.Blanchard said the government is aware of the deteriorating road conditions in other parts of the island caused mainly by above average and extended wet season.Accordingly, government has embarked on the assessment of all roads with a view to begin an aggressive island-wide road rehabilitation programme.Meanwhile, some of the projects under construction include realignment of the Cabannis Road in the Roseau Valley. “We all recall on December 28th 2016, that a section of that road collapsed due to a road edge failure rendering the road unsafe for vehicular traffic and making it impassable. The government then moved swiftly within a matter of days to commence the realignment of this road. Work is progressing smoothly and this is a fact that visible to all,” Blanchard stated. She added that this government’s commitment to the safety and the welfare of its people “cannot be denied”.In addition, rehabilitation of three hundred meters of the Salisbury main road continues.“In fact I visited that project [Salisbury] on Wednesday [1 February 2017] afternoon and work is progressing as per schedule,” Minister Blanchard said.last_img read more

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Father Patrick a banker in Sir Howard Stakes

first_img LUANA has taken a drop in claiming level and should notch her third career win in Race Four. Running among $300,000 claimers on January 5, LUANA lost by a length to TRINI MAGIC after leading a 1300 metres race by two lengths, 200 metres from the finish line. The distance has now been reduced by 100 metres and LUANA’S pace will take her clear of rivals in the final 400 metres. 5. DRUMMER BOY The four-year-old gelding has been quietly fancied in most of his five races since he made his debut on July 14 last year. He was well-beaten in a 1400-metre race on September 29, but returned to produce an improved effort over 800 metres on October 3, last year. Trainer Patrick Lynch has now fitted ALEXA’S STAR with the tongue tie and figure-8 and called on experienced rider Trevor Simpson, so punters can expect a capital effort tomorrow. Quietly Fancied He has trained extremely well since then. On Sunday, he clocked 59.2 for 1000 metres when beating open-allowance stable companion SUPERLUMINAL on the exercise track. CUSTER, UNIVERSAL BOSS, and TOONA CILIATA are all very good horses but FATHER PATRICK looks destined for the top and will be hard to beat. 1. BRANDY 6. LALA DIVA 2. ALEXA’S STARcenter_img SUNRISE-SIX SELECTIONS 4. LUANA Take DRUMMER BOY to make it two wins in the Sunrise-Six for trainer DaCosta, while LALA DIVA gets the right distance and a strong jockey and should make no mistake in the sixth and final race of the Sunrise-Six. The third is the Sir Howard Stakes, one of the main prep races for the April 14 2000 Guineas. A field of seven colts and geldings will face the starter and the firm choice is trainer Ian Parsard’s FATHER PATRICK. A half brother to the former crack Grade One campaigner CRUCIAL APPEAL (both by the mare Late Appeal), FATHER PATRICK was very impressive when winning on debut earlier this year. BRANDY has lost to two vastly improved horses in her last two runs and should return to winning ways in the opening race of tomorrow’s Sunrise-Six at Caymanas Park. On December 29 last year, the Wayne DaCosta-trained four-year-old filly was fifth by four lengths to ADONIS over 1000 metres straight, then, on January 26, was just under three lengths second to GARRINCHA in a 1500-metre event. The distance for tomorrow’s race has been reduced to 1400 metres but BRANDY will still be very comfortable. In addition, tomorrow’s field is a bit weaker than those BRANDY has faced in recent months and she should have no difficulty in putting away her rivals. Race Two is a very knotty 1200-metre race for maiden four-year-olds and upwards and it has attracted a field of nine. ALEXA’S STAR looks the one to be on. 3. FATHER PATRICKlast_img read more

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