Odfjell Tanker Spills Oil in Rotterdam

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Kustwacht Nederland Some 217 tons of heavy fuel oil (HFO) were spilled at the Port of Rotterdam from the chemical tanker Bow Jubail after the ship collided with a jetty.Bow Jubail made contact with the jetty and accidentally ruptured the hull, the vessel’s operator, Odfjell, said. The incident occurred on June 23 at about 13:40 local time while the tanker was on its way to the assigned berth for loading.The company added that mitigating actions were immediately taken to limit the spill, both by the vessel’s crew and by resources from shore.“The leakage was stopped, and there is no risk of further spills,” Odfjell informed.The 37,499 dwt vessel was not loaded with cargo at the time of the incident, and there were no reports of injuries to the personnel.Bow Jubail, which is currently moored at the Botlek terminal, has a total personnel of 29, of which 27 Filipinos and two Scandinavians.“Odfjell regrets the unfortunate incident and takes this matter very seriously. Together with GARD, Odfjell cooperates closely with Dutch Authorities to ensure that necessary resources are available in taking the required actions and mitigate consequences of the oil spill.”last_img read more

MNC executive his wife found dead friend main suspect

first_imgGururgam: A man and his wife, both in their early thirties, were found dead with stab wounds in their rented room in Dundahera Gurugram. The two have been identified as Vikram (32) and Jyoti (35). The injuries caused to the two was so lethal that Vikram died on the spot whereas his wife Jyoti succumbed to the injuries during the treatment.Belonging to Kanpur, the two had been working as senior executives in a multinational company in the city. The incident occurred at around 4:00 am on Thursday. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to the law enforcement officials, Vikram had six wounds while Jyoti had four. The Gurugram police was first informed about the incident at around 4:30 am on their control room number. The complainant was Jyoti’s brother Sarvesh who had also come to Gurugram for better job opportunities and was residing just a few quarters away from where the couple lived. Initially, it seemed to be the case of two attacking each other with knives due to a domestic fight between the two. The narrative however dramatically twisted after police questioned Vikram’s friend Abhinav with whom he had stayed the previous night and who had then accompanied him to his room in Dundahera. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIt is alleged that Vikram who was planning to migrate to Dubai had borrowed money from Abhinav and the two had an argument over returning the amount following which he stabbed Vikram. He then stabbed Jyoti after she tried to resist Abhinav when he was attacking her husband. The Gurugram police is questioning Abhinav over the matter but as of now they have not made any arrests in the case. The couple has a six-year-old child. It is unclear whether or not the child was at home at the time of the incident. “We have registered the case under Section-302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and are trying to explore all the angles in the case before taking definitive action. It was initially thought that it was an act of two stabbing each other due to an internal fight. The family members of the deceased however alleged that this is a murder that was orchestrated by Vikram’s friend,” said a senior police official from Gurugram police. Vikram has two brothers and three sisters. The third sister was expected to get married this November. Shocked by the entire incident, the neighbours of the deceased couple said that the two had been residing in Gurugram for last five years and there were no incidents of bitterness between the husband and the wife. They also highlighted that he was extremely religious and that he and his office team were planning for a religious trip in the coming days.last_img read more

SELECTMEN NEWS Greg Bendel Elected New Chairman 4 More Things That Happened

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019:#1) BENDEL BECOMES CHAIR: During the board’s annual reorganization, Selectman Greg Bendel was unanimously elected as Chair. Outgoing Chair Kevin Caira called it a “privilege” and “honor” to serve in the position for the past year, and then nominated Bendel to serve in the role. “I appreciate my colleagues’ vote of confidence. I promise I’ll do the best I can for the residents,” said Bendel, who was recently re-elected to his term on the board.#2) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FINALIZED: Wilmington’s newest selectwoman — Jomarie O’Mahony — appointed Tom Card to the town’s new Economic Development Committee. Card is a local business owner, former business analyst, volunteer, father of five, and 18-year Wilmington resident. The other Selectmen had previously made their appointments in April. The Committee — which consists of Jeff Hull, Valerie Gingrich, Greg Bendel, Nancy Vallee, Mike Champoux, Lilia Maselli, Patrick Giroux, Suzanne Sullivan, Robert Oliveira, Carol Boisvert, and Dan Gibbons — will likely hold its first meeting in June.The Committee has several goals, including:Gain an understanding of what economic development means to residents, the degree to which residents are seeking more businesses or expansion of existing business, and the types of businesses residents would like to see in Wilmington.Gain an understanding of Wilmington’s strengths and vulnerabilities as a host community to businesses currently operating, businesses considering Wilmington as a potential place to relocate, and for individuals seeking to start a business.Facilitate communication with members of the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce and other business in Wilmington and the area to understand their short and long term plans, opportunities and challenges.Create an informational tool that presents Wilmington “in a nut shell,” providing statistics about the population, demographics workforce, and the attributes that make Wilmington the place to conduct business.Serve as an educational forum for committee members and the public by hosting guest speakers to cover different elements of economic development.#3) NO CHANGES TO TOWN COUNSEL & SPECIAL TOWN COUNSEL: Selectmen unanimously approved a 1-year contract for KP Law to serve as Town Counsel. The only change from the current agreement is the monthly hourly rate is increasing from $195 to $200. Selectmen also unanimously approved another 1-year contract for Brooks and DeRensis — specially Dan Deutsch — to serve as Special Town Counsel on matters related to Olin Chemical and New England Transrail. The only change from the current agreement is associate John Ruggerio is authorized to work on the case, replacing associate Lou Ross.#4) SELECTMEN PAUSE POLE REQUEST: Selectmen requested that MSR Utility Corporation, National Grid, and the Town Engineer meet with abutters before they vote on a request for the utility company to place a new pole on Salem Street and a new pole on Anthony Avenue.#5) CAR WASH FUNDRAISER APPROVED: Selectmen approved the request of Julie Breen and Jennifer Cushing, Co-Presidents of the Friends of Field Hockey, for the Wilmington High School Field Hockey to conduct a Car Wash fundraiser in the Municipal Parking Lot, next to the Fourth of July Building, on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 9am to 1pm.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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE GETS TO WORK: 20 Building Projects Happening In Town RIGHT NOWIn “Business”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

Will Murli Manohar Joshi fight Narendra Modi in Varanasi

first_imgIn October last year, BJP MPs had shouted down a draft report prepared by Joshi recommending that the methodology used for GDP estimation should be reviewed. The BJP members averred that this would reveal wreaker growth in GDP.Activist Prashant Bhushan recently highlighted another action of Joshi that rankled the nerves of PM Modi. This was when Joshi raked up a list of bank defaulters that former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan had submitted to the government.  “Modi doesn’t forgive,” [this], Bhushan said, according to Deccan Herald. Narendra Modi: It is not Modi’s Strength, It is the strength of your vote, that the world is witnessing today Closecenter_img Will BJP stalwart Murli Manohar Joshi take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi? The Delhi grapevine is abuzz with rumours of high-level confabulations that underline an effort to field Joshi, one of BJP’s founders, from Varanasi.The unseemly development follows BJP’s decision to deny Joshi his Kanpur Lok Sabha seat for the 2019 elections. Joshi, the third president of the BJP and one of the foremost leaders of the party, was eliminated along with veteran leader LK Advani.  Joshi was also miffed over the way in which the party decision to shunt him was communicated. It was reported that neither PM Modi nor party chief Amit Shah spoke to him about the reasons for denying him the party ticket.Joshi later told the electorate in Kanpur that the party has asked him not to contest. “Shri Ramlal, General Secretary (Org.) Bharatiya Janata Party conveyed to me today that I should not contest the ensuing Parliamentary elections from Kanpur and elsewhere,” he said in a statement. BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi wave to their supporters at a public rally in Varanasi on 18 October, 2008.Reuters fileThe 85-year-old had moved to Kanpur in 2014 as Modi wanted to contest from Varanasi. Joshi won the Kanpur seat with a thumping majority. A report in the NDTV said Joshi held talks with senior Congress leaders. The report said the Congress asked the veteran leader to contest from Varanasi as the joint Opposition candidate.A thorn on Modi’s side?The report also says that Joshi is being persuaded by the leaders of Congress and other opposition parties to contest either from Varanasi or another BJP bastion. It also says that Joshi, feeling betrayed, is prepared to issue a public statement that condemns the Modi-Shah leadership of the BJP.There have been reports in the press for a long time that Joshi would be eased out in this election as he had caused considerable unease to the government and the party in his role as the chairman of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Estimates. In one of the reports of the high-powered panel, Joshi had underlined that the government’s defence spending as a percent of GDP was stuck at pre-1962 level, something that ran counter to the hyper nationalism pitch of the BJP and the government’s stated commitment to modernise the defence forces.last_img read more

Young talent shines

first_imgAround 1200 artists gathered at Central Park to showcase the rich cultural legacies of our country.Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Department of Art, Culture, and Languages, Delhi Government organised 8th edition of the Youth Festival from February 22 to 27. Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia also graced this 6-day long cultural extravaganza. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “I am proud to see how Delhi Youth Festival has engaged more than 1200 youngsters who are serving the society through art and culture. There are many social problems in our history and present times. I strongly believe solutions will come from education and art. Creative, innovative and compassionate youth give us hope for the future, as they take our country forward with passion.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSahitya Kala Parishad also hosted Kala Mela under Youth Festival where 15 young artists showcased their work in a group exhibition at Central Park. On the first day of the festival, people were mesmerised by larger than life puppet show by Puran Bhatt and his group. Jan Akansha Pratish then gave a performance depicting life of a soldier. The evening continued with a street play titled ‘Home Sweet Home’ by Guru Govind Singh College of Commerce. The play was about the importance of natural resources and how a human should take care of the Earth. This was followed by Meenu Thakur’s Kuchipudi Ensemble, which stunned the audience. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the second day, Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre presented a cultural performance. To tune the musical aura of the festival, Delhi based youth band Manzil Mystics played various songs with a theme of peace, unity, and secularism. Another performance was by Violin Trio, the disciples of Kalamamani V S K Chakrapani who presented Violin Ensemble. Apala Verma, a trained Kathak dancer for past 10 years under Guru Nandini Singh, performed Jal- A Heartbreaking Cry. The production is divided into three sections namely, the origination of water, full filling needs with water and depletion of water. The evening saw various other performances. On the third day, Puran Bhatt entertained audience with their puppet performances on various songs. Salaam Baalak Trust presented a cultural performance for the audience which was spellbinding. This was followed by a street play by Mukhauta – The Dramatics Society of Shaheed Rajguru College. The day saw tremendous footfall. On the fourth day, Dadi Pudumjee grabbed attention of the audience with his puppet show. Cultural performance by Music Basti, Integrated Development Education Association was highlight of the day. On the fifth day, the production ‘Ab, Normal!’ – revolving around the conflict of Gender-based discrimination and identity crisis – won applauses. The evening also witnessed a classical music ensemble, where disciples of Pandit Prateek Chaudhuri had a special presentation. The festival ended on a successful note.last_img read more

From Steven Tyler to Steve Wozniak The Woman Rocking The Silicon Valley

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Warning to residents of the Waterloo region of Ontario: for the next four days, things are going to get really loud. The inaugural FUZEnation technology and music summit has kicked off, bringing together visionary business leaders, tech innovators and the most forward-thinking artists in music.On the eve of opening day, I spoke with co-founder Rebecca (Lambrecht) Warfield about the festival and what attendees can expect.Beacher: In a nutshell, what is FUZEnation?Warfield: Conceptually, FUZEnation is the celebration of music and technology, and a partnership between our company FUZE and Live Nation. It’s a multi-day event featuring brilliant minds talking about tech breakthroughs and a celebration of electronic music. I am one of the co-founders and one of the executive producers of the event. This area of Ontario is called “The Silicon Valley of the North.” The technology industry is just booming here and this event truly is a passion project of mine. I worked for years in management in the music industry, and you can’t be involved in music and not be involved in tech. The two go hand in hand. JB: Can you talk a little bit about your background and how it influenced your involvement with this project? RLW: I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. As a kid I was always trying to make stuff that someone would buy. I started my career as a talent producer for shows like the American Music Awards and the Golden Globes and the Country Music Awards. Each of these shows would have 25 musical performances and presenters, so I was constantly working with performers, publicists, producers — everyone involved with making these shows happen. It was this incredible mix of A-list artists and upcoming artist in all genres. I worked with Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie. Alicia Keys was always an amazing collaborator. I joined the Britney Spears team on the Circus Tour, which was the biggest tour that ever went out at the time.Eventually, I left and formed my own company, the Chicane Group, which focuses on management, consulting and producing. I’m partners with Larry Rudolph at Maverick, managing Steven Tyler on all of his Aerosmith and solo projects, and his philanthropic efforts. Related: How Jeff Beacher Turned Madness Into MillionsJB: I know your work with Steven has meant a lot to you.RLW: The most touching and feel-good project was his first-ever charity, Janie’s Fund, to provide hope and healing for abused and neglected girls. We researched the best way to go about it and partnered with Youth Villages. In the past nine months, we’ve raised $1.8 million for the programs and have provided 300 girls with 18,000 days of care over the next year. Steven had wanted to start this charity ever since he wrote “Janie’s Got a Gun” in 1989, and to be a part of the launch and to make it happen is by far the most rewarding experience over the last couple of years. JB: How did the festival come about?RLW: I was working with a concert promoter a couple years ago in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and he came to me with a new idea about an EDM contest and concert. We brought in a local marketing and branding expert, Shevaun Voisin, who is very dialed into the booming tech industry in the area. We started brainstorming. I always loved the interactive portion of SXSW but wanted to do something sleeker. I have a talent producing company, Proven Talent, with Colleen Grillo and I knew we could book a great lineup. I sold the concept to Live Nation who gave us the green light for financing and we partnered with them to create the first of what we hope will be many global events right here. JB: Who will be performing?RLW: Kygo, Adventure Club, Keys N Krates, The Him, Kaneholler. The first few days will feature iconic speakers like Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, and Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit. Then we have an amazing panel with local game changers and disrupters. We’re kicking it off with music, A-Trak, legendary turntablist will perform. Related: Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian ‘Building a Business Mostly Isn’t Fun’JB: Talk about the connection between music and tech.RLW: Inventors are the new rock stars. They take an idea from their head and follow it from start to finish. And I think that creative process can be very similar for musicians. It might be using the other side of the brain, but it is essentially the same: bringing a thought to life, often with a lot of trial and error and setbacks along the way. The spark of creative passion is the driving force in bringing a product to market or a work of art to the public. Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 28, 2016last_img read more

Bathe naked with strangers Welcome to a Japanese bathhouse

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Japan Bathe naked with strangers? Welcome to a Japanese bathhouse By: The Associated Press Share TOKYO — Japan is proud of its bathing traditions. For many Westerners, though, the fact that these traditions involve being naked with strangers is awkward at best, even though men and women bathe separately.On my first trip I tried to wriggle out of a friend’s offer to take me to an onsen, or hot springs resort. I suggested a different town that had an attraction I wanted to see, and thought I was off the hook.I should have done my research better: That town was famous for its onsen as well.It turned out for the best, though, because I’ve become a fan. Nothing is more relaxing after a tiring day of sightseeing than a long soak, and you can reassure yourself that you’re experiencing authentic culture at the same time.Two terms are basic when talking about Japanese baths: onsen and sento. An onsen has natural hot spring water. A sento, usually translated as public bath, typically uses regular water, traditionally heated by burning wood. Tall chimneys for the smoke are one visual symbol of the city sento.The distinction is noted because various spring waters are supposed to have different health benefits. Onsen are commonly found at hotels and resorts outside the city, but there are about 45 sento in Tokyo, for example, that do have natural spring water.For the outsider, though, the facilities will look much the same and more important, so are the traditions and etiquette.Stephanie Crohin is author of a book in Japanese about sento. For the past three years, she has been the official volunteer ambassador for the Tokyo Sento Association. She has visited over 700 sento across Japan and her book and Instagram feed reveal the beauty of their interiors, where photography is usually prohibited, including many traditional painted murals and immaculate tilework.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backShe reassures first-timers that with everyone else acting like it’s normal, you will quickly get comfortable. “For some people it is a big challenge to be naked in front of others, but genders are separate, and everybody just doesn’t look and doesn’t care,” she says. “It is the ideal place to forget about complexes!”Although you won’t have much trouble finding a sento in a city like Tokyo, their numbers are in fact declining. Last year, she says, 40 sento closed in Tokyo. Fifty years ago, there were around 2,700 sento in the city, but now there are around 560, with 2,500 across the country.One reason sento are closing is that many of their customers are elderly. Now that every home has its own bath, younger people often never cultivated the habit. Some sento are trying new strategies to attract customers, including presenting exhibits and events such as concerts and developing English information to attract tourists.Another innovation: ‘super sento,’ more like day spas with additional facilities and entertainment. One in Tokyo, Oedo Onsen Monogatari, is basically a hot bath theme park with a re-created Edo period townscape.These may be an easy way in for the first-timer, but if you want to experience authentic local culture, make sure you try a sento too. Just follow the rules so you’ll fit in. At a typical bath here’s the routine:Leave your shoes in an outside locker.Pay the fee. If you haven’t brought your own soap and shampoo, you can buy small bottles and rent towels. You’ll be given one large towel and a small one.Go through the entrance for your gender. (You might want to memorize the characters for ‘man’ and ‘woman’ in advance.)In the changing room, undress and put your clothes in a locker. This part should feel familiar to anyone who’s been to a gym.Leave the big towel in the locker but take the small one with you. Use it for washing and/or to dry yourself a bit after your bath so you don’t drip onto the changing room floor.The bathroom has individual washing stations. The station may already have a stool, or you can take one and a wash basin from a stack. The basin is the traditional way to wash and rinse yourself, but now there are also hand sprayers.Wash thoroughly. The bath is just for soaking; since the water there is shared, you’re expected to be clean first. Be careful not to splash your neighbours.Tie up long hair. You don’t want it to dangle into the shared bath.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedNow you’re ready to soak!At this point you’ll still be carrying your small towel, which brings up another rule: never put your towel into the bath. If you’ve seen Japanese bathing on TV, people will usually be covered with towels, but that is only for filming. The most traditional thing to do with the small towel is fold it and rest it on your head while you’re bathing.Finally, sento and onsen have traditionally prohibited tattoos, which are associated with organized crime. These restrictions are loosening. Sento are usually fine with them, but super sento and onsen resorts may not be, so check in advance. Monday, June 4, 2018 last_img read more