MOL Wraps Up LNG Bunkering Trial in Port of Kobe

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has undertaken an LNG bunkering trial on the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin at the Port of Kobe.Organized by the Kobe City Port and Harbor Authority, the operation marked the first LNG bunkering in the Port of Kobe and confirmed that LNG fuel can be supplied safely at the port.LNG fuel for the trial was hauled by a tanker truck from the Himeji LNG Plant, Hyogo Prefecture.The LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin, owned by MOL and operated by Nihon-Tug-Boat, was supplied via a truck-to-ship system at the port’s Shinko pier.The milestone was made ahead of the upcoming IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap, to be implemented in January 2020. In response to the new standards, an increasing number of LNG-fueled vessels are coming into service, making the development of LNG bunkering ports in Japan an urgent task.The tugboat, delivered in February 2019, is the first such LNG-fueled vessel in western Japan. The unit will escort large-size freighters during port calling in/out operations, while MOL collects know-how on LNG-fueled vessels through its operation.last_img read more

Bees delay KolkataAgartala flight by 2 hrs

first_imgKolkata: A Kolkata-Agartala Air India flight was delayed for around two hours on Sunday after a swarm of bees was noticed in front of the aircraft while it was taxiing towards the main runway here, an airlines official said. The plane with 136 passengers and crew members on board the AI 743 flight was scheduled to depart at 9.40 am. The bees were noticed by the pilots when the Airbus A319 was moving towards the runway for the take-off. The pilots brought the aircraft to a standstill as further movement could have damaged the plane and harmed the passengers if the bees entered it through the engines, the Air India spokesperson said. Fire services personnel were called to tackle the problem. It was found that the bees did not enter the airctraft nor any damage was caused to the plane. Before this incident, the flight had been delayed for some time due to a technical snag. The plane finally embarked for the Tripura capital at 12.45 pm.last_img read more

Officials flagged 900 food items from China with problems over two years

first_imgOTTAWA — Canadian inspectors intercepted nearly 900 food products from China over concerns about faulty labels, unmentioned allergens and harmful contaminants that included glass and metal between 2017 and early 2019, according to internal federal records.The document provides an inside look at imports from China that caught the attention of officials for appearing to fall short of Canadian standards — from gum balls with “extraneous” metal, to three-minute chow mein that contained an insect, to spicy octopus feet flagged for a “non-specific hazard.”The list, compiled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, was obtained through access-to-information law.Its release comes at a time of significant public interest in Canada about cross-border food inspections, especially those involving China.The scrutiny of agricultural goods has been central to a diplomatic dispute between Canada and its second-biggest trading partner. Bilateral frictions have intensified since the December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver and China’s subsequent detention of two Canadians on espionage allegations.The governing Liberals have come under pressure from rival Conservatives to respond by taking a harder line when it comes to Chinese imports.In recent weeks, China asked Canada to suspend all its meat-export certificates to the Asian country after Chinese customs inspectors detected residue from a restricted feed additive, called ractopamine, in a batch of Canadian pork products. A statement by China’s embassy in Ottawa said the investigation uncovered at least 188 forged veterinary health certificates and argued the Canadian system had “obvious safety loopholes.”Chinese authorities have also blocked imports of Canadian canola seeds, alleging they found pests in some shipments. The federal government says it has tried unsuccessfully to send a delegation of inspectors to China to examine the evidence.The economic consequences of China’s trade actions on Canadian food shipments, as well as the detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, are widely seen as attempts by Beijing to pressure the Liberal government into releasing Meng.The list from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency shows it’s not uncommon for inspectors to raise concerns about imports from China.Between Jan. 1, 2017 and Feb. 29, 2019, agency officials “detected problems” with 889 food or food ingredient imports into Canada from China, according to the document.Only four food shipments, however, from China were refused entry into Canada over that period, CFIA’s quarterly reports show.An agency spokeswoman said CFIA investigates concerns to determine if it’s a hazard or fails to comply with Canadian standards. When necessary, she said officials take action — including minor label corrections, recalls, product seizure, entry refusals and the cancellation of licences.Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said in an emailed statement that the issues in the CFIA list do not necessarily correlate to a particular problem with imported food products from foreign countries.“This is a list of cases reported to the CFIA that informs operational and follow-up activities to verify compliance and take any appropriate actions, in accordance with laws and regulations,” Bibeau said.“The Canadian food safety system is strong and recognized as one of the best in the world and the government is confident in all products approved by the CFIA as safe for local consumption as well as for export.”The list only provides numbers for China and does not include comparable numbers for Canada’s other trading partners.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer recently called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step up inspections on all products from China and to consider slapping tariffs on imports.Bibeau’s office has said Canada has no intention of increasing inspections on Chinese imports.Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor, an expert in agri-food trade and policy, wrote in an email that Canada would likely take a long time before implementing actions against Chinese imports.“Canada will always play to the rules and exhaust all democratic channels available through international trade agreements such as (the World Trade Organization),” wrote Afesorgbor, an assistant professor at the University of Guelph.“Any retaliatory action may result in trade war and that may negatively affect the two countries.”Glenford Jameson, a Toronto-based lawyer with expertise in the food sector, said the CFIA list provides an extra level of detail that’s usually omitted from public documents. He added that none of the concerns flagged in the document are highly unusual.“This list is a list that wouldn’t be surprising from any country, including the United States, and is really just a byproduct of having a stringent food-inspection and food-regulatory system,” Jameson said.“No food commodity is traded at 100 per cent perfect compliance all the time.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on TwitterAndy Blatchford, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Guardiola expresses his admiration for Jose Mourinho

first_imgPep Guardiola oddly praised Jose Mourinho and expressed his admiration for the Portuguese manager, something that rarely happens.Something very strange is happening between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho after ten years of rivalry, both managers are finally starting to give in and praise each other and they both understand that they are two of the best managers ever.Ahead of this Sunday’s crucial Manchester Derby between City and United, both coaches have been doing the rounds with the press and they both have stated some very interesting thoughts about their opponents.Jose Mourinho just said this week, that Manchester City’s current form and their season has been nearly perfect and we still hadn’t heard a proper response from Pep Guardiola.Well, the manager started his round of responses last Friday with the press conference he offered in the morning.At first, Pep was questioned about the press not talking about external topics that weren’t related to football when it came to Guardiola and Mourinho.Once the journalist mentioned this, everybody realized how true this was and how influential the game can be when it’s done properly.England has been known for this characteristic mostly, they rarely talk about topics that have nothing to do with football and any manager loves that.It’s all set for another high-profile battle between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho tomorrow. Who will come out on top in the #ManchesterDerby? pic.twitter.com/t5cvSSPamy— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) November 10, 2018As the question was being asked to Pep Guardiola, the Catalan manager’s expression kept changing to a more relaxed state and simply responded with a: “Thank you so much. Thank you,” said Pep via Goal.“At the end we are both good guys, more than you expect. It’s much better, believe me.”Right after that honest answer, Guardiola proceeded to praise the victory that Manchester United had at Juventus’ Stadium a few days ago in the Champions League.“No team wins in Turin in the last nine years, how strong Juventus are. They had a problem for 10 minutes after Cristiano’s goal but they were so stable with a lot of commitment, aggressive without the ball. A few weeks ago at Stamford Bridge [against Chelsea], one of the toughest places, they almost won,” he continued.“It’s always complicated. In our history of Manchester City it’s hard to beat United and they beat us more times but it’s a good rivalry and a good chance for three points.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We will try especially to have a good game. We’ll speak with the players about what we guess will happen and suggest what we should do to win the game.”“We have to play good, only one challenge in football is to play good, and have more chance to win. The top teams, you cannot imagine and think about it, play amazingly for 90 minutes and they don’t have chances.”#PL 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 I Guardiola – Mourinho, próximo asalto 💥 https://t.co/nCZKU4zPeU pic.twitter.com/yjA2Nx1MT0— Diario SPORT (@sport) November 10, 2018But the praise wasn’t over from Pep Guardiola, members of the media asked him about the level of admiration he has for Jose Mourinho.To those who don’t know, both managers actually shared time together as player and assistant manager at FC Barcelona during the Bobby Robson days and they actually became very good friends.The rivalry between them during the Spanish football may have gotten a little out of hand and distanced them a little, but neither of them forgot their roots.“Of course. I admire not just Jose, but all the managers — especially when they have tough problems,” he continued.“The situation in which Jose lives, I lived in for some period in the past myself. But I want to beat other managers, it is not necessary to be friends. When they suffer I know I will be in the same position sooner or later.”“We are both in a similar position in that the expectation on us is so high. “We either win or we fail, always. We have to win all the titles we play for.”“If you are stable and you know what you have to do, the success and the good games are always coming up. Always. Especially at the good clubs,” he concluded.Ronaldo humiliating an unrecognisable Guardiola and Mourinho pic.twitter.com/qcve2Cv6JS— Celebutante (@CeIebutante) November 10, 2018What do you think about the admiration that Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho feel for each other? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Police man high on mushrooms grabs officers gun shoots

first_imgBEAVERTON, Ore. — Beaverton, Ore., police say an 18-year-old man accused of grabbing a sergeant’s gun inside City Hall and firing a shot was high on mushrooms and hallucinating.No one was hit by the bullet in the Friday evening scuffle.The Oregonian reports that Jared Steven Leone was arraigned Monday on two counts of assaulting a public safety officer, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of possessing a controlled substance. It was not known late Monday whether he had a lawyer.Detective Sgt. Jim Shumway says Leone is reportedly from the Seattle area although he recently attended high school in Vernonia, Ore.Court records say Leone started running in circles after coming to the police records division in City Hall and telling a clerk he was “overdosing on mushrooms.” Three officers wound up struggling with him and he’s accused of grabbing Sgt. Robert Davis’ gun. Davis suffered a shoulder injury.Police say they used a stun gun seven times on Leone to no effect. More officers eventually helped arrest him.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday December 10 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, December 10, 2018:#1) WCTV Fundraiser at Red Heat TavernWant some good food while supporting a great cause? Wilmington Community Television (WCTV) is hosting a fundraiser at Red Heat Tavern (300 Lowell Street) from 4pm to 10pm. All you need to do is bring the flyer below (print it out or show it on your phone) and 10% of your check will go to WCTV. This is for dine-in or take-out. It’s an easy and delicious way to support the station.#2) Family Holiday SingalongThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a holiday sing-along on Monday, December 10 at 6:30pm! David Polansky, an award-winning singer, musician and composer, will present a repertoire of classic holiday songs and original compositions that will encompass Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa! All ages. Register HERE.#3) Wilmington Board of Selectmen MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. (Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:30pm.) The North Wilmington Train Station, Butters Row Bridge Replacement, the Woburn Street/Lowell Street Intersection, Russell Disposal, and more are on the agenda. Read the full agenda HERE. The meeting is open to the public.#4) Wilmington Housing Authority Meeting MeetingThe Wilmington Housing Authority meets at 5pm in Deming Way’s Community Hall. The Capital Improvement Plan and Vacant Land With Development Potential are on the agenda. Read the full agenda HERE.#5) Wilmington Job Seekers Network MeetingThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meeting of its networking group at 10am. Find out what the new tax code is all about and how it may affect you. Beth Logan is an Enrolled Agent with a tax practice and business consulting in Chelmsford. She teaches classes on taxes to laypersons and other Enrolled Agents. She is a nationally published author including articles and two books on taxes.  She has an MBA from the University of Maryland and two engineering degrees. Register HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, September 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, September 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Morocco inaugurates tourist office in New Delhi

first_imgMohammed Sajid, Minister of Tourism and Air Transport of the Kingdom of Morocco, announced the opening of first tourism office in New Delhi, India, recently. Morocco in an endeavour to double its tourist footfall from India by 2019, has set up a full-fledged Moroccan National Tourism office in New Delhi as the first step towards promotion of Morocco as a desirable destination for Indians.”This office will help us in planning various strategic promotional and awareness programs to tap the robust tourism sector in India”, the minister said. He further stressed that Morocco is keen to enhance its cooperation with India in the tourism sector, in harmony with its new orientation towards emerging as a preferred destination outside the traditional asian tourist market.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMoroccan-Indian relations are getting stronger, as Morocco prepares to implement several measures to welcome more Indian tourists in 2019. Tourism remains a vital pillar of the Moroccan economy and the country’s second biggest employer after agriculture, while India is the fastest growing outbound market after China with UNTWO predicting 50 million travelers by 2020. With 7% GDP global growth rate, rising personal income levels and changing lifestyles and a huge middle class with the availability of low-cost airfares and diverse travel packages, India is rapidly Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivebecoming one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets in the world. Indian tourists are among the world’s highest-spending globetrotters. Their spending power has been estimated to be four times that of the Chinese and Japanese. Mohammed Sajid, Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy of the Kingdom of Morocco, is on an official visit to India, along with an important delegation including Adel El Fakir, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourism Office, Imad Barakka, Director General of Moroccan Society of Tourism Engineering, Zakaria Belghazi, Director General of Civil Aviation and Fatima Zahra Jabri, Head of the Department of Partnership in Royal Air Maroc.last_img read more