Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the partners agree to leverage each other’s LNG bunker infrastructure and supply capabilities, in their respective regions of operations, to provide global supply points across for their customers Bunkering Ternsund at Gasum LNG terminal. (Credit: Gasum.) Pavilion Energy Singapore and Gasum will collaborate to develop a global LNG bunker supply network for their customers in Singapore and Northern Europe, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the partners agree to leverage each other’s LNG bunker infrastructure and supply capabilities, in their respective regions of operations, to provide global supply points across for their customers.“Pavilion Energy is thrilled to partner with Gasum and provide customers with a wide supply LNG bunker network for ocean-going vessels sailing between the Far East and Northern Europe,” said Mr Frédéric H. Barnaud, Group CEO of Pavilion Energy, “We will complement this alliance with additional LNG bunkering partnerships in the Mediterranean, North Asia and the Americas. Our network will combine global commercial offerings with regional operational expertise and bring further momentum to the emergence of a thriving LNG bunkering industry.”“This partnership underlines our aim to build a world-wide partner network. For our customers this mean that we will support them with LNG wherever they are. We are very happy for having Pavilion Energy as a partner in the Far East supporting our shipping customers,” said Mrs. Johanna Lamminen, CEO of Gasum.Against the backdrop of a burgeoning industry for LNG as a marine fuel, this partnership combines Pavilion Energy’s pioneering LNG bunkering expertise in Southeast Asia with Gasum’s experience as a premier LNG bunker solutions provider in North West Europe. As a licensed LNG importer and bunker supplier for Singapore, Pavilion Energy has taken several firm steps to invest in and support Singapore’s LNG bunker readiness. Gasum has five LNG bunker vessels in operation and several LNG terminals in the Nordics. Source: Company Press Release
View post tag: GDBIW View post tag: Navy View post tag: Patrol View post tag: Naval US COAST GUARD CUTTERThe U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $21.4 million contract for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. Bath Iron Works is one of three shipyards chosen from a field of eight competitors to proceed to Phase I design work on this next-generation cutter program. The Bath Iron Works team includes L-3 Communications and Navantia, S.A., a shipbuilder that Bath Iron Works has collaborated with for more than 30 years.Bath Iron Works president Fred Harris said the Coast Guard design contract was an important development as the shipyard seeks to expand its customer base and maintain its design and manufacturing workload.“Our experienced engineering and design team will now focus on developing a preliminary OPC design that meets or exceeds our customer’s requirements,” said Harris. “We will also continue our yard-wide actions to ensure we can build these ships affordably, safely and on – or ahead of – schedule.”At the end of the 18-month Phase I period, the Coast Guard will select one team to develop Phase II detail design and build the first nine to 11 ships of a planned 25-ship class.The OPC is a next-generation ship which will replace the Coast Guard’s aging fleet of Medium Endurance Cutters, complementing the current and future fleet and extending the service’s operational capabilities. The OPC will feature increased range and endurance, more powerful weapons, a larger flight deck and improved command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment.[mappress]Press Release, February 17, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Cutter View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 21.4 View post tag: million View post tag: offshore February 17, 2014 GDBIW Gets USD 21.4 Million Offshore Patrol Cutter Contract View post tag: contract View post tag: gets Back to overview,Home naval-today GDBIW Gets USD 21.4 Million Offshore Patrol Cutter Contract Industry news View post tag: USD Share this article
Photo: Royal Navy photo of Project 11356 frigate Admiral as it transits the English Channel Russia’s third Project 11356 frigate, the Admiral Makarov, transited the English Channel on August 20 as she sails for her new homeport in the Black Sea.The 4,000-ton Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate was escorted through the Channel by Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Hurworth and a Wildcat HMA2 helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron.The frigate started the transit on August 17 after entering Russian Navy service in December 2017.The first two frigates in the class are also part of the Black Sea Fleet and were commissioned in March and June 2016.Project 11356 frigates are armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles and the Shtil-1 medium-range surface-to-air missile system. The 124-meter-ships are designed for anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare in the high seas, and anti-aircraft actions both independently and as an escort ship. Russia has another three ships in the class under construction. Share this article View post tag: English Channel View post tag: Admiral Makarov View post tag: Project 11356 View post tag: Russian Navy View post tag: Black Sea Fleet
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n Data from research company him!, based on interviews with consumers leaving outlets, show that hot food shoppers have a low visit frequency, but buy more products and spend more each trip.Retailers would be well-advised to increase visit frequency with methods such as offering daily specials to grow hot food sales, says the company. There are other areas retailers can look at to improve food-to-go sales, such as linking breakfast and lunch. Between the hours of 7am and 10am, over a third of sandwich shoppers are in the outlet to buy breakfast, but over half are there to buy lunch. Breakfast and lunch combo meal deals could boost sales.The tables below give a good indication of the types of savoury food products typically bought in coffee shops, sandwich bars and high street bakeries, benchmarked against the food-to-go average (which includes convenience stores, forecourts and other retail outlets).
Harvard President Drew Faust and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh were on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday that marked the upcoming renovation of the historic William F. Smith Field in Allston.The $6.5 million renovation will include improvements to the playground and sports fields, new walking paths, a splash pond, a street hockey court, and a spacious amphitheater where performances can be staged year-round. Plans also call for increased opportunities to display public art, as well as for several street improvements along Western Avenue.Harvard continues to be a strong partner in helping advance Walsh’s commitment to creating and maintaining world-class parks, as well as his plans for encouraging creative uses for public space.The renovation project is expected to be completed by in the fall of 2018. Artist rendering: Stantec“Smith Field is a special place in the heart of an extraordinary community,” said Faust. “Public parks provide an important reminder of our responsibilities to our environment, to our neighborhoods, and to each other. I know that a newly renovated Smith Field will continue to strengthen the ties of campus and community that are so meaningful to both Harvard and to our neighbors in Allston.”Echoing Faust’s statements, Walsh said, “Parks and green spaces are gems in our communities. Whether residents use it for a game of soccer, a quiet place to take a walk or study, or see a performance at the amphitheater, I have no doubt that Smith Field will be treasured by all those in Allston.“Thank you to President Faust and Harvard for stepping up to make this new, dynamic public space a reality,” he addedThe community, the city, and Harvard deemed the renovation of Smith Field a high priority during the 2013 Institutional Master Plan (IMP) and community benefits master planning process.At the same time, the city of Boston approved a significant capital expense to fund a Smith Field master planning process and a $3.3 million renovation. The regulatory approval for the Continuum project also included $500,000 in community benefits to improve the field.The Boston Parks and Recreation Department launched a public master planning process in 2015, which included a comprehensive series of public meetings to refine the scope, design, and cost of the project. The Harvard-Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund approved $185,000 to expand the scope of the first phase of the project and pay for its design.In March 2016, the Flexible Fund approved $1.9 million to fully fund the first phase of construction, which will renovate two-thirds of the park. Harvard contributed an additional $700,000 to implement a connective pathway network (known as Longfellow Path) around the edges of the park, fulfilling a community benefit commitment associated with the 2008 Science Cooperation Agreement.The Public Realm Flexible Fund Executive Committee is responsible for developing and administering the public process associated with the distribution of Harvard’s $5.35 million local grant program. The grants are directed to community groups for improvements to the public realm.Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (from left) with Gen. George Casey Jr. and President Drew Faust. Walsh thanked Faust and Harvard for “stepping up to make this new, dynamic public space a reality.” Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer“The investment in Smith Field is an investment in our shared future,” said Katie Lapp, Harvard’s executive vice president. “When completed, Smith Field will help us continue to foster a strong sense of community, and will continue to show us what is possible when the city, the community, and Harvard collaborate together for the common good.”In 2016, the Boston Parks Commission voted to name the new amphitheater for Maj. Gen. George Casey, an Allston native and war hero who died while in service in Vietnam. Casey’s son, George Casey Jr., a retired U.S. Army general who served as the commanding general of the Multinational Force-Iraq from 2004–2007, and as the 36th chief of staff to the U.S. Army 2007–2011, was on hand for the ceremony.“Maj. Gen. Casey lived a life of heroic service and complete and unconditional sacrifice.He was one of us and he must continue to be one of us — part of our history, our consciousness, and our identity,” said Brian Golden, director of the Boston Planning & Development Agency. “Whether you are new to this neighborhood or you have been here for your whole life, this memorial will ask you a simple question — are you living a life today that is worthy of his sacrifice?”The 14-acre park was established in the 1890s and is named for William F. Smith, who was killed during World War I. It is located on Western Avenue, across from the Harvard Ed Portal and adjacent to the Continuum building at Barry’s Corner, and has long been a community cornerstone.The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.
With public trust in the government nearing historic lows, the Advanced Leadership Initiative’s (ALI) Education, Democracy and Human Rights Deep Dive examined how education could promote democratic values in the United States.ALI Faculty Co-Chair Fernando Reimers of the Harvard Graduate School of Education chaired the Deep Dive, convening faculty and nonprofit leaders from across Harvard and around the country for the two-day conference.ALI’s Deep Dive Sessions highlight one major global or community challenge where its Fellows might fill a gap. Deep Dives include readings, outside experts, often faculty from relevant Harvard programs, and a focus on problem-solving and practical applications of research.ALI Fellows also contribute ideas based on their experience and knowledge to find immediate solutions for these challenges.About ALIALI is a third stage in higher education designed to prepare experienced leaders to take on new challenges in the social sector where they potentially can make an even greater societal impact than they did in their careers.This year, ALI welcomes its 10th cohort of fellows, bringing extensive experience in law, medicine, technology, finance, manufacturing, government, social enterprise, and other sectors to the program.The group includes 12 international fellows, a former member of Congress, a former head of state, as well as former CEOs and C-suite executives from distinguished private sector and nonprofit organizations.The Education, Democracy & Human Rights Deep DiveThe Deep Dive presented ALI Fellows with a broad menu of topics and viewpoints, ranging from historical accounts of democracy and religious diversity in the U.S. to the latest research on social-emotional learning and early childhood development.Speakers on the first day of the Deep Dive included Professors Fernando Reimers, Nancy Hill, Stephanie Jones, Chris Dede, Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Jim Honan, and Meira Levinson of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Professor Steven Levitsky of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School. The first day culminated in an Askwith Forum event that also had presenters from Facing History and Ourselves, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Anti-Defamation League.Speakers on the second day of the Deep Dive were Professors Bridget Terry Long, Roberto Gonzales, Nonie Lesaux, Julie Reuben, and Monica Higgins of HGSE, and Professor Diana Eck of Harvard Divinity School.At the close of the Deep Dive, ALI Fellows highlighted the need to promote civic engagement through education and encourage participation in politics at the national level.To learn more about the Deep Dive, read ALI’s complete Education, Democracy and Human Rights Deep Dive Report. Read Full Story
BUFFALO – On Monday, the Buffalo Sabres acquired New Jersey Devils right-winger Wayne Simmonds in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round draft pick. If Simmonds plays 10 games for the Sabres this season, or if the Sabres make the playoffs, the draft pick New Jersey received bumps up to a fourth-round selection.In 61 games this season for the Devils, Simmonds scored eight goals and added 16 assists.Simmonds will be on his third different team in the last two seasons after spending seven-plus seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers. He also played for the Los Angeles Kings and Nashville Predators. Simmonds has scored at least 25 goals in a season five times in his 12-year career. The winger has scored 498 points in 902 regular season games (251 G-247 A).Simmonds has played in 44 playoff games. Simmonds will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Vermont currently spends $3.3 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 32 percent of the $10.4 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other key findings for Vermont include:Vermont this year will collect $108 million in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just 3.1 percent of it on tobacco prevention programs. This meansVermont is spending just 3 cents of every dollar in tobacco revenue to fight tobacco use.Since 2009, Vermont has cut funding for tobacco prevention by 37 percent, from $5.2 million to$3.3 million.The tobacco companies spend $19 million a year to market their products in Vermont. This is 5 times what the state spends on tobacco prevention.The annual report on states’ funding of tobacco prevention programs, titled “A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 13 Years Later,” was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.Vermont has been a leader in the fight against tobacco with a high cigarette tax ($2.62 per pack) and a strong smoke-free workplace law. However, the large cut in tobacco prevention funding has put the state’s progress at risk.”Vermont has been a real leader in fighting tobacco use, but has taken a big step backward by cutting funding for its tobacco prevention program,” said Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “To continue making progress, Vermont should restore funding for tobacco prevention. Even in these difficult budget times, tobacco prevention is a smart investment that saves lives and saves money by reducing tobacco-related health care costs.”In Vermont, 13 percent of high school students smoke, and 700 more kids become regular smokers each year. Tobacco annually claims 800 lives and costs the state $233 million in health care bills.Nationally, the report finds that most states are failing to adequately fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Altogether, the states have cut funding for these programs to the lowest level since 1999, when they first started receiving tobacco settlement payments. Key national findings of the report include:The states this year will collect $25.6 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just 1.8 percent of it ‘ $456.7 million ‘ on tobacco prevention programs. This means the states are spending less than two cents of every dollar in tobacco revenue to fight tobacco use.States have cut funding for tobacco prevention programs by 12 percent ($61.2 million) in the past year and by 36 percent ($260.5 million) in the past four years.Only two states ‘ Alaska and North Dakota ‘ currently fund tobacco prevention programs at the CDC-recommended level.The report warns that the nation’s progress in reducing smoking is at risk unless states increase funding for programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. The United States has significantly reduced smoking among both youth and adults, but 19.3 percent of adults and 19.5 percent of high school students still smoke.Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 400,000 people and costing $96 billion in health care bills each year. More information, including the full report and state-specific information, can be obtained atwww.tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements(link is external).SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
When it comes to customer satisfaction, quality assurance and market competitiveness, leaders rely on the data. They reference case studies, surveys and research and compare multiple options before committing and implementing.Yet when it comes to wellness programs, many organizations have either built internally or purchased bandwagon programs designed around trending topics in workplace wellness rather than evidence-based practice in preventative medicine. And because so few employers are measuring the ROI of their wellness programs, the jury is still out; one large, randomized controlled study found no benefits at all after the first year of implementation of a wellness program while another identified tremendous ROI in an 88,000-employee software company.Where are Organizations Going Wrong?One area of weakness in the trendy wellness program is its lack of acknowledgment of social determinants of health, or SDOH.What are social determinants of health? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr