Virtual Entertainment Guide

first_img‘The Whistlers’Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center has screenings available on its website for a fee; through June 15 is “The Whistlers,” and through June 16 is “Once Were Brothers.” Go to www.whbpac.org.Sag Cinema At HomeSag Harbor Cinema presents films to watch remotely with “Shirley,” “A Father . . . A Son . . . Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “What Sex Am I?”, “Zombi Child,” and “The Grey Fox.” See them at www.sagharborcinema.org.Strange, Weird, OddEast Hampton Library presents a talk with Adam Baranello, filmmaker of “Beautifully Strange” on Friday, June 12, at 6 PM via Zoom. On Saturday, June 13, at 7 PM, “The Weird Ones” will stream on Facebook, along with “Odd” on Sunday, June 14, at 7 PM. Visit www.easthamptonlibrary.org.Fest FavoritesHamptons Doc Fest presents “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. Vs Windsor,” directed by Donna Zaccaro, as part of Fest Favorites starting Wednesday, June 10. Visit www.hamptonsdocfest.com.BookHamptonBookHampton in East Hampton is offering virtual events. Mike Lupica, author of “Robert B. Parker’s Grudge Match” will be in conversation with Neil Broadfoot on Wednesday, June 10, at 6 PM. On Thursday, June 11, at 6 PM will be Gae Polisner and Nora Raleigh Baskin talking about “Seven Clues to Home” followed by Richard Haas, “The World: A Brief Introduction” in conversation with Jeffrey Garten at 7 PM. Get the links at www.bookhampton.com.War CorrespondentsThe Rogers Memorial Library of Southampton and the Southampton History Museum present a Zoom program on Wednesday, June 10, at 12 PM of “Women War Correspondents: Middle East” with Patricia DelGiorno. Visit www.southamptonhistory.org.Memoir ReadingsCanio’s Books presents poet Mark Doty, discussing and reading from his new work “What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life,” on Saturday, June 13, at 5 PM via Zoom.On Tuesday, June 16, at 5 PM, the bookstore presents a Zoom event with journalist Barbara Weber-Floyd who will talk about “The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Two-Year Mission to Stop the Trump Agenda and Take Back the House.” Visit www.caniosbooks.com.Staged ReadingOn Tuesday, June 16, at 8 PM Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a virtual staged reading by Austin Pendleton in “James Joyce: A Short Night’s Odyssey No To Yes.” Go to www.guildhall.org.Sip And SingEvery Friday at 5 PM, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will host a virtual sing-along broadcasting via Zoom right to the comfort of your own home. To receive the link, go to www.baystreet.org and sign up for the newsletter.The Songs Of SummerOn Friday, June 12, at 6:30 PM East End Arts presents a virtual talent show. Visit www.eastendarts.org for [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Linde Supervisory Board appoints new member

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Hydrogen station confirmed for Canberra

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Panama Canal Route Less Popular than Suez?

first_imgThe trend towards more Asia-US East Coast container services via the Suez Canal route and fewer via the traditional Panama Canal route is accelerating, as reported by UK-based shipping consultant Drewry.Based on Drewry’s proprietary database of container services, another 2 Panama weekly services between Asia and the US East Coast have gone in the past year and were replaced by an additional Suez loop.“Counted in number of loops, only 62% of services in this tradelane now use the Panama Canal route. During the forthcoming winter season, when the G6 alliance merges its NCE and SCE Panama Canal services into just one loop, the proportion is expected to fall again to 60% (12 out of 20),” Drewry explained.As a  new member of the CKYHE alliance, Evergreen replaced its former independent Asia-Panama Canal-USEC “AUE” service (using 4,200 teu ships) by a joint Asia-Suez Canal-USEC “AWE8/AUE” service with Hanjin (using 8,200 teu ships).Drewry calculated the relative capacity shares of the Asia-Panama Canal-US East Coast services and the Asia-Suez Canal-US East Coast services, concluding that there is an even bigger loss in share for the Panama Canal.Between October 2013 and October 2014, the Suez Canal route increased its share of total Asia-US East Coast all-water ship capacity from 44% to 52%.“The Panama Canal route now finds itself as the less popular route – representing a huge turnaround from late 2009 when there were only three Suez routed services,” the review adds.The traditional benefit of using the Panama Canal was to enable shipping lines to reduce voyage time between Asia and the US East Coast, when compared to using the route via the Suez Canal or around the Cape of Good Hope. From Hong Kong and South China and from any other point further north, the Panama route is shorter.Initially, the Asia-Suez Canal-US East Coast route thrived by also serving the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia: for this part of Asia, the Suez route is shorter. Then this route spread to capture services from Hong Kong and South China.According to Drewry, a worrying development for the Panama Canal is that the Asia-Suez Canal-US East Coast route is now also encroaching on the Taiwan, Shanghai and Ningbo markets, even though the Panama Canal is supposed to have a distance advantage. An additional driver is that some production in Asia is moving from South China to lower labour cost countries such as Vietnam and Bangladesh.Another reason for the switch of carrier strategy is that substantially larger ships can be deployed on the Suez route. The average size of ships on the Suez route is about 7,500 teu, whereas on the Panama Canal route the average is about 4,500 teu due to the Panama Canal’s current maximum size limit of about 5,000 teu.An extra Suez loop adds nearly twice as much capacity as an existing Panama loop. The large difference in ship size, as well as the economies of scale which can hopefully be gained, are also why carriers are keen on deploying their many post-Panamax containerships on this loop.The switch to the Suez Canal route has now absorbed 91 post-Panamax vessels, which carriers would probably have struggled to employ on other routes, in Drewry’s opinion.Drewry believes that the main reason why carriers are switching to the Suez Canal route is that they currently have a surplus of 8,000 teu ships.“Once the enlarged Panama Canal is open in 2016, Asia-US East Coast services (other than those from South East Asia) will probably revert to the Panama Canal route, provided its new canal tolls (yet to be announced) are reasonable,” Drewry concluded.Source: Drewry, Image: CMA CGMlast_img read more

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Where’s the justice?

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Hansom: Coming of age

first_imgAge concernIn the same week Mark Farmer’s industry report predicts that 700,000 new recruits will be needed in the next five years to replace those who are retiring comes another piece of news that industry bigwigs might prefer to avoid. “Britain’s Most Ageing Jobs: Construction Workers Are Likely To Age Before Their Time” is the headline they really don’t want to see on a press release. Research by cosmetics firm Remescar – one of its products is, yep, an anti-ageing cream – says that construction ages its employees prematurely, by a whole nine years in fact. This is second only to table-topper healthcare, whose workers look 11 years older than they actually are. Good luck with that industry recruitment campaign, then, everyone.Home from homeGreat Portland Estates’ James Pellatt had an awkward moment last week after a visit to Building’s office at 240 Blackfriars Road. The developer’s head of projects had been helping us out with a video interview but when he tried to leave he found that his visitor pass wouldn’t let him out of the building. Eventually, and to the relief of all, he made it out. Though the delay was no great incovenience, the technology fail was slightly uncomfortable – the owner of 240 Blackfriars Road is none other than Great Portland Estates.Getting a pastingYou can get a world record in anything these days it seems. Hanging wallpaper is a new one on me but if you’re not blessed with the athletic talents of Usain Bolt perhaps it’s one to have a go at and then try and impress your friends with. Imagine, then, being Dulux decorators Simon Medlin and John Green who “smashed” the record for hanging three sheets of wallpaper, romping home in a time of one minute and 14.93 seconds – a whole second and a half ahead of the previous record holders. Their joy was shortlived, though, when the judges ruled it invalid because of a couple of air bubbles. Happens to us all.From a few bricks…As part of a fundraising initiative for youth homeless charity LandAid, Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds promised to reveal what he had wanted to be when he was growing up. He invited friends and colleagues to guess and suggestions that came in included Batman, a racing driver, Flipper the dolphin, Watford manager – “I’d have been sacked too many times” – and, rather oddly, Scottish. None of these, it turns out, was the genuine career ambition of the Mace supremo. No, what Reynolds really wanted to be was a Lego builder – of course. Still, all that top-level guesswork has been for a good cause – Reynolds managed to raise nearly £3,000 for LandAid.Bonus heavenI see that profit at architect Benoy fell last year. Why do I mention this? Well, despite a rather steep drop – more than 40% – the firm still shelled out on a profit share. The £1.9m it handed back was 27% of the firm’s profit, the same proportion as 2014, when it handed staff a £3m bonus. They shared a £4m bonus the year before as well. I don’t know about you but that’s the sort of company I wouldn’t mind working for.Children crossingA colleague was at the Institution of Civil Engineers headquarters in London recently and was rather taken aback to see a giant bridge made out of Lego in one of the dining halls. In fact, a total of 262,500 plastic bricks were used in thestructure, which has a span of 34m – eclipsing the previous best of 14m in Germany. The widest free span extends to more than 16m and the bridge at its tallest is 3.2m high. It’s all part of the ICE’s attempt to get children interested in civil engineering. But with all those bricks, let’s hope no unfortunate youngster accidentally bumps into it …Send any juicy industry gossip to [email protected]last_img read more

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A contract is not a state of mind

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Alexander gets tube project underway

first_imgAlexander loaded the first over dimensional cases in Bremerhaven, Germany for shipment to Houston, where the cargo was transported overland to the jobsite in Louisiana.Aside from the 3,000 freight tonnes of breakbulk cargoes being transported for this particular project, an additional 1,000 containers will also be handled by Alexander.The company will handle the pre-carriage of these cargoes, port handling, sea freight, documentation and Customs clearance, as well as inspections of the containerised cargo.Alexander Global Logistics is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Germany.  www.alexander-logistics.comwww.cargoequipmentexperts.comlast_img read more

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Mammoet gets certified with ECOL

first_imgMammoet, which has been involved with the ESTA working group since its inception five years ago, is the first organisation in Europe to acquire certification for ECOL after the Mammoet Academy was recently audited and certified by Lloyd’s Register.According to ESTA, four crane operators were processed through the ECOL system, which involved 240 hours of training split evenly between theory and practice.Philip Grootenboer, training and development manager at Mammoet Europe and a member of the ECOL working group, said: “This new industry standard ensures a high international training quality, which will raise the minimum safety standards and the joint safety level within European countries.”Currently, crane operator certification standards differ from country to country, which Mammoet says leads to confusion in the industry and a negative impact on safety. It also prevents crane operators from moving around Europe for work, and consequently restricts companies from sending personnel abroad.The ECOL organisers now intend to run three more pilot projects, one more in the Netherlands plus one each in Denmark and Italy.www.estaeurope.euwww.mammoet.comlast_img read more

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Evergreen II to boost Chiltern

first_imgWORK STARTS this month to double peak-hour capacity at London’s Marylebone station, as part of the first investment package to be funded by a UK train operating franchisee through a privately-financed special purpose vehicle.Chiltern Railways’ Evergreen II project was launched on December 20 by Transport Secretary Alistair Darling and Laing Rail Managing Director Adrian Shooter.Under the design, build, finance & transfer deal, Carillion Construction Ltd will deliver infrastructure works worth £50m using a bank facility provided by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp Europe Ltd. On completion, Network Rail will buy the assets for a predetermined sum, which will then be added to NR’s Regulatory Asset Base. Chiltern will pay NR a total of £80m in additional track access charges during the remainder of its 20-year franchise. The extra £30m is to cover project development and management charges, NR’s incremental operating and maintenance costs, and any contingencies.Key to the project is construction of two additional platforms at Marylebone, on the site of DMU servicing tracks that will be made redundant by the completion this summer of a new depot near Wembley. This will give Chiltern the capability to schedule 20 trains into the terminus during the morning peak hour, and 20 out in the evening, compared with 10 at present. Other work includes track realignment at Beaconsfield to raise line speeds, and signalling improvements at various locations to boost capacity and reliability. The project is due to be completed by the December 2006 timetable change.last_img read more

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