October 24

UK: London P&I Club Issues Renewed Warning on …

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close London P&I Club, January 24, 2014 My location zoom The London P&I Club says the lifting of an iron ore ban in India, together with the recent total loss of two ships, has put the spotlight once again on the problem of cargo liquefaction. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says, “There are specific challenges involved in the export of iron ore fines from Indian ports during the monsoon season which can increase the moisture content of the cargo to levels where liquefaction can occur. This can result in severe loss of a ship’s stability and, sometimes, in the vessel sinking. Other cargoes such as nickel ore are also prone to liquefaction.“Last month, the Indian Supreme Court lifted the ban imposed in 2010 in Goa on the mining, storage and export of iron ore, and allowed the e-auctioning of 11.5m tonnes of excavated iron ore which has been lying unused since the ban was introduced. The process will be supervised by a committee set up by the court. A separate committee was also appointed to advise how much iron ore can be extracted each year, and it is due to report its recommendations by 15 February, 2014. It is likely that there will be an increase in iron ore loadings from that region.“There have also been total losses in recent months of a ship carrying Indian iron ore fines and a second carrying nickel ore. Investigations into both cases are at an early stage to establish precisely the cause of the sinkings. There are currently no links between these incidents and the cargoes on board.”The London Club has issued a number of warnings about the dangers of cargo liquefaction, particularly in cases involving the carriage of iron ore fines and nickel ore from places such as India, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Indonesia and the Philippines. It says, “Great care must be taken when handling these cargoes, and the rules governing them under the IMSBC Code must be closely observed. Ships can be offered cargo which is unsafe due to their moisture content being above the Transportable Moisture Limit. This can lead to liquefaction, and is a particular problem in locations such as parts of India, when the cargoes are exposed to monsoon rain.“Owners who are considering carrying iron ore fines or nickel ore are strongly advised to contact the club early on, before concluding a fixture, to ensure that the risks and associated precautions are fully explored.”last_img read more

October 20

74 OIL Super 30 students clear IIT JEE Advanced

first_imgUnder OIL Super 30, 74 students have cracked the IIT JEE (Advanced) this year. This is a remarkable achievement under the project, with 74 out of 143 students (who qualified for IIT JEE Main), qualifying the prestigious IIT JEE (Advanced).OIL Super 30, which is one of the most impactful CSR projects of Oil India Limited (OIL) in the domain of education, has once again attained success in its overall objective of transforming the lives of underprivileged students, from the marginalised sections of the society. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe OIL Super 30 project is wholly supported by Oil India Limited, India’s second largest National Exploration and Production Company and is implemented by Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), New Delhi, across 6 centres of Guwahati, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Nagaon in Assam, Jodhpur in Rajasthan, and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. Today, the project has become a household name for the families, students and educationists, in the North Eastern region, as one of the best known CSR initiatives of OIL India Limited. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardOil India Limited had instituted the CSR project, OIL Super 30, in 2010, with its first centre at Guwahati. Under the project across 6 centres, each year, approximately 180 students (with 30 students in each centre) of economically backward families are provided 11 months free residential coaching for IIT-JEE and other engineering entrance examinations. With the help received from the project, students have attained admissions in various prestigious Engineering institutes leading medical institutes.last_img read more

October 14

Band members incensed over skyhigh salaries

first_imgAPTN National NewsBand members at Glooscap First Nation recently packed a community hall to confront their chief and council.Members demanded the gathering after details emerged that the band council was pulling in hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary.APTN National News reporter James Hopkin has the story.last_img

October 11

UN human rights office welcomes Libyan plan to probe death of Qadhafi

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) had voiced concern after video footage surfaced indicating Mr. Qadhafi was initially alive when captured in his hometown of Sirte and may have been killed later.Media reports today indicate that interim authorities in Libya have ordered an investigation into the former leader’s death and OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said it was important that the probe look into the questions surrounding Mr. Qadhafi’s death.“We always stress the need to follow due process in the treatment of all detainees,” she told the UN News Centre, adding that OHCHR stood ready to provide any assistance to the inquiry if required.Ms. Shamdasani added that as Libya undergoes a transition now that the regime of Mr. Qadhafi has fallen and fighting has ended, it was important that Libyans seek to rebuild and heal rather than take revenge.“This is a new beginning for Libya and the world is watching. Human rights were at the foundation of the protests that led to the ousting” of the Qadhafi regime, and it was critical to ensure that human rights are upheld in the weeks and months ahead.Ms. Shamdasani noted that OHCHR was aware of press reports that more than 50 pro-Qadhafi loyalists may have been executed in Sirte.“It is essential that all detainees, regardless of which side they are on, are awarded due process.” 24 October 2011The United Nations human rights office today welcomed reports that Libya will set up an independent commission of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding last Thursday’s killing of the country’s former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi. read more

October 8

CBK asks why one cannot be critical of extremist monks

She says a former President is leading an opposition group which does not support reconciliation.Kumaratunga said that this former President was involved in creating a group led by a monk with extremist views. Some chief prelates in the country have slammed comments being made against monks in public. (Colombo Gazette) Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga (CBK) today asked why one cannot question the actions of extremist monks in the country.Kumaratunga said that being critical of a monk is seen as committing sacrilege. read more

September 21

Facebook server secrets opensourced

first_imgIf you work in corporate IT, or you just share an affinity or passion around high-end server technology and datacenter infrastructure, you’ll be pleased with Facebook’s latest move. The company is opening up on its datacenter design, sharing everything from the manufacturer, make, and model of the servers that keep Facebook online and available at all times to the way its datacenter is powered and cooled to keep those servers running happily.Part of the initiative is to give Facebook fans an eager look behind the curtain of how the social networking behemoth runs its operations and who’s technology the company leverages, but also to give other people who work in corporate IT an indication of what it takes to keep an operation as massive as Facebook up and running.For starters, Facebook’s servers are made almost entirely by Rackable Systems, a company that designs and builds custom servers and the racks to hold them (if you want something that’s not mountable in a standard 42 U rack.) Rackable Systems – which acquired Silicon Graphics, Inc. and took its name in 2009 – has long been a leader in custom server design and manufacturing, as well as its legacy products including RapidScale (TerraScale/TerraGrid) hybrid server and storage solutions.Facebook is working with the company to build custom Intel and AMD-based servers that are modular and have easy-to-swap components. The servers themselves snap together using clips and holes instead of screws and bolts, and feature a 1.2 mm zinc plating with no logos or other branding on the outside of the server. If you walked into a datacenter full of Facebook servers, you would likely see racks upon racks of gleaming zinc plates.Facebook’s servers feature a mix of Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 quad-core processors (server-class versions of the last generation of Core i7 processors) and AMD 8 and 12-core processors. The servers also have switchable, dual-mode power supplies that can draw power over A/C and D/C.All of these servers are in a datacenter that’s designed to be modular and environmentally friendly. Facebook opened up its datacenter design to the public as well, including the power and cooling designs of its racks and cabinets, the battery backups in each rack, and the motion sensitive LED lighting in the datacenter that only lights up the areas where technicians are working. Facebook is even using the warm air piped out of the datacenter to heat their offices and the outside air when it’s too cold in the vicinity.Overall, Facebook has shared information about the way their datacenters are built, the design of their racks and cabinets, the technology that makes up their servers, and more. Facebook’s goal is to help other businesses build energy-efficient technology infrastructure.Read more at GigaOmlast_img read more

September 21

Scientists create stretchable material that paves the way to wearable electronics

first_imgThough it’s now common practice for people to carry around tiny computers that fit into their pockets, connect to the internet, and also make phone calls, we’re still not at the point of complex, wearable electronics. A major hurdle on the path toward wearable tech isn’t necessarily the ability to stuff a bunch of complicated pieces into a small device, but rather that something wearable needs to be malleable enough to conform to the curves of a body, as well as its movement. Inspired by the way tendons connect to bones, Swiss scientists have created a material that could be the basis for practical stretchable electronics.The main problem with stuffing electronics into a malleable material is that the components themselves don’t stretch enough. Andre Studart, a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and his team have figured out a way around that issue. They’ve created a stretchy polyurethane material that contains little pockets of stiffer — though still somewhat stretchy — material that can safely house the delicate electronic components. The safety pockets are made out of aluminum oxide and a synthetic clay called laponite, and are then injected into the polyurethane material. While the surrounding polyurethane material can stretch up to 350%, the pockets are able to survive the strain.The Swiss team’s stretchy electronic material isn’t the only one currently in development. MC10 Inc., based in Massachusetts, has developed a way to put thin silicon chips into a stretchable polymer, connected by wires that can withstand up to a 60% stretch. Both companies aren’t quite sure of the initial commercial uses just yet, though the Swiss company noted that their tech could be used in creating, for example, synthetic cartilage that is more malleable to the movements and growth of the body, decreasing potential wear-and-tear in the long run. Like with most impressive experimental technology, the only thing we can do is wait and see if it ever comes to fruition.via Reuterslast_img read more

September 21

Broadcasters wanted

first_imgThe Greek Programming Committee of Radio 3ZZZ-92.3FM, Australia’s largest Community Ethnic Broadcaster, is seeking volunteer broadcasters for its programs.People who express an interest to join the Greek Programs of Radio 3ZZZ will be trained by the station as radio producers and broadcasters. The Radio station broadcasts hourly programs in Greek from Monday to Thursday at 8.00 am and on Friday at 9.00 am. For further information you can contact Mr George Zangalis on 0417 319705 and/or Mr Christo Fifi at drymon9@gmail.com Radio 3ZZZ-92.5 FM was founded in 1989 and its licence is to be renewed in June this year for another 35 years. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 21

Cr Patsikatheodorou elected City of Hume mayor

first_imgCr Helen Patsikatheodorou has been elected mayor of the City of Hume for a one-year term. The decision came following a statutory meeting held on Wednesday at the Hume Global Learning Centre. Thrilled with her appointment, Cr Patsikatheodorou said the focus of her term will be to serve the people on issues that matter to them most.“I am passionate about people and the fact that we need to improve our community’s health. It is utterly essential that we stop family violence and support the elderly,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.The Meadow Valley Ward representative went on to say she will be concentrating on “those with mental illness, the youth, council’s education initiatives, and the protection, safety and wellbeing of all”. Having served as a councillor for many years, this is not her first time in the top job. She was named mayor in 2010.She revealed that her second stint as mayor of the City of Hume would be a great opportunity to promote breast cancer awareness, a cause close to her heart.“Many will know that I have not been healthy in the last few years, after being diagnosed with breast cancer.“I will make it my mantra to be known as the pink mayor,” she said, vowing to wear something pink every day of her mayoral term.Cr Chandra Bamunusinghe, from Aitken Ward, will serve alongside Cr Patsikatheodorou as deputy mayor. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 5

Actress Ihana Dhillon flaunts her beach body as she holidays in Seychelles

first_imgIhana DhillonPR HandoutIhana Dhillon, who made her Bollywood debut with Hate Story IV, was recently spotted having a great time in Seychelles.The actress, who is still remembered for her bold role in Hate Story IV, took some time from her busy schedule to beat the heat and chill on the beach.A source close to the actress informs, “Ihana had some free time so she decided to make most of it and went to Seychelles for a holiday. Ihana loves beaches and she loves to play water sports. She will be soon starting the shoot for a film so it will be quite hectic. That’s why she decided to make most of it”.Going by the pictures, the actress has definitely lost weight and she is looking super sexy. Take a look at these pictures from her trip. 1/3 Ihana DhillonPR HandoutIhana DhillonPR HandoutIhana DhillonPR HandoutPreviousNextOn the work front, Ihana will be next seen in Arjun Kapoor’s upcoming film Nastik. Her Punjabi film Ghulam is also expected to release by the end of this year.last_img read more

September 3

2 killed in road crash

first_img.Two motorcyclists were killed as a tractor hit their vehicle in front of Gazirhat Degree College of Ranisankail, Thakurgaon on Friday night, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Abdus Sabur, 24, son of Abur Rashid, a resident of Amjuan village and Jahangir Alam, 25, son of Faizul Islam, of the upazila.Abdul Mannan, officer-in-charge of Ranisankal police station, said that the accident took place when the tractor rammed the motorcycle, leaving two riders- Sabur and Jahangir-critically injured.The injured were admitted to Ranisankal Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared them dead.last_img read more

September 2

School Administrators Say Greg Abbotts School Safety Plan Is A Good Start

first_imgGabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUTTexas school administrators and law enforcement leaders meet for a round table discussion with Governor Greg Abbott and other state politicians to kick off a three-day series of round table discussions at the State Capitol focusing on school safety in response to the recent Santa Fe High School shooting.Texas has been on the nation’s front pages since the school shooting at Santa Fe. Now, after an unprecedented three days of roundtable discussions with experts, school administrators and others, all eyes are on Gov. Greg Abbott’s just-released proposal to curb gun violence in Texas schools.But what do school administrators think of the plan? Texas Standard Host David Brown spoke with the superintendents of three Texas school districts.Abbott’s plan allocates $120 million to mental health services for students. San Antonio ISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez supports the idea.“In our district, with over 50,000 students, we struggle,” Martinez says. “Even though we’re part of a large city, San Antonio, there’s still just not enough resources to ensure that children who need those services are getting them.”Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent Roland Hernandez agrees with the emphasis and funding for mental health. He says counselor training in his district has already been beefed up recently. Hernandez also says that his district is well-positioned in another area Abbott addressed in his plan – police presence on school campuses.Superintendent Mark Dominguez of Buena Vista ISD says law enforcement presence in his schools is not as great as it is in many larger districts, but that there have been efforts at “hardening” schools against potential violence.Martinez says the governor’s plan, delivered so soon after the Santa Fe shooting, will facilitate a conversation around the state, and with the legislature when it is next in session.He says the ratio of counselors to students in his district is inadequate to meet the need.Hernandez agrees that what the governor has proposed is a starting point.“The study groups were good,” he says. “I do think that a lot of it is good to speak about, but if districts are not given the resources, funding-wise to make any of this possible, it really doesn’t do us any good.”Dominguez says the cost to implement new safety and mental health efforts in a small school district like his, is high.“The safety and security of our students is very important,” he says “and I don’t think that you can put a price tag or dollar amount on the importance of that.”Abbott’s plan would strengthen some rules requiring reporting of lost or stolen guns, and would close some loopholes in gun purchase regulations. But the plan has few other specific measures for keeping guns out of the hands of potential school shooters.Martinez says that in this area, too, what the governor has proposed on guns is a good start.“We know from a lot of other events that have happened around the country that there are a lot of silos within state government and local government,” Martinez says. “And sometimes school districts are the ones to suffer for that.”Written by Shelly Brisbin. Sharelast_img read more

August 31

Fossil has evidence of limb regeneration in 300 million year old amphibian

first_img Sequencing the genome of salamanders (Phys.org) —A trio of researchers with Germany’s Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions und Biodiversitätsforschung, has found evidence of limb regeneration in a 300 million year old amphibian fossil, which suggests that the ability to regenerate entire limbs by such creatures is not restricted to modern salamanders. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Nadia Fröbisch, Constanze Bickelmann and Florian Witzmann describe the fossil they’ve been studying and why they believe it was able to regenerate its limbs. More information: Early evolution of limb regeneration in tetrapods: evidence from a 300-million-year-old amphibian, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, rspb.royalsocietypublishing.or … nt/281/1794/20141550AbstractSalamanders are the only tetrapods capable of fully regenerating their limbs throughout their entire lives. Much data on the underlying molecular mechanisms of limb regeneration have been gathered in recent years allowing for new comparative studies between salamanders and other tetrapods that lack this unique regenerative potential. By contrast, the evolution of animal regeneration just recently shifted back into focus, despite being highly relevant for research designs aiming to unravel the factors allowing for limb regeneration. We show that the 300-million-year-old temnospondyl amphibian Micromelerpeton, a distant relative of modern amphibians, was already capable of regenerating its limbs. A number of exceptionally well-preserved specimens from fossil deposits show a unique pattern and combination of abnormalities in their limbs that is distinctive of irregular regenerative activity in modern salamanders and does not occur as variants of normal limb development. This demonstrates that the capacity to regenerate limbs is not a derived feature of modern salamanders, but may be an ancient feature of non-amniote tetrapods and possibly even shared by all bony fish. The finding provides a new framework for understanding the evolution of regenerative capacity of paired appendages in vertebrates in the search for conserved versus derived molecular mechanisms of limb regeneration. Whole specimen of Micromelerpeton credneri. Credit: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1550 Explore further Scientists believe that salamanders are the only modern four-legged animals that can regenerate entire limbs throughout their lives. What’s not clear, however, despite a great deal of research, is if the ability is a recent evolutionary trait or if it came about long ago and has been passed along for many years. The findings by the researchers with this latest effort suggest the latter—the fossil appears to be an ancient relative of the salamander.The researchers note that when modern salamanders lose a limb, the replacement that grows back doesn’t always look just like the original—sometimes there are odd bumps or scars or digits fused back together. This is particularly so if a salamander looses the same limb more than once. In examining the amphibian fossil, (Micromelerpeton, found in northwest Germany) the researchers found the same odd characteristic in the toes—there was an extra partly fused one, suggesting very strongly that the creature had lost a toe and had re-grown a replacement.Finding regenerative ability in such an ancient creature begs the question of why more tetrapod species don’t have the ability today. The researchers suggest that the ability to re-grow lost limbs was perhaps lost over time or evolved into something else entirely as it became a trait that was no longer needed, or because it took up too much resources.Gaining an evolutionary perspective on limb regeneration might help researchers in other areas that are attempting to find out if limb replacement can be caused to come about in other animals, particularly humans, through some unknown mechanism. Learning how salamanders developed the ability might help modern researchers repeat the process.center_img Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Fossil has evidence of limb regeneration in 300 million year old amphibian (2014, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-fossil-evidence-limb-regeneration-million.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

August 18

UK Treasury chief announces plans to sell RBS bank shares

first_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Campaigners from the Robin Hood Tax organization dressed as bankers, including one wearing a mask representing British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, hold placards as they pose for the media outside Mansion House, backdropped by the Bank of England at left, in London, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The group say their idea for a Robin Hood Tax is a tiny tax on the financial sector that could generate billions of pounds annually to fight poverty and climate change. The stunt was held by the group to coincide with Osborne’s annual economic speech due to be held at Mansion House on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) “It’s the right thing to do for British businesses and British taxpayers,” Osborne said in prepared remarks. “Yes, we may get a lower price than Labour paid for it. But the longer we wait, the higher the price the whole economy will pay. And when you take the banks in total, we’re making sure taxpayers get back billions more than they were forced to put in.”The Treasury injected 45.5 billion pounds ($70.6 billion) into RBS in 2008 and 2009 to keep the bank solvent as the value of risky investments plunged and bad loans soared during the global financial crisis. RBS has paid the government about 4.3 billion pounds in dividends and fees since that investment. The government’s stake is currently valued at 32.7 billion pounds.N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd., which provides financial advice to governments worldwide, says that a partial sale now would boost the stock price, and might ultimately result in a profit. Even if it doesn’t, gains on the sale of the government stakes in other banks mean that taxpayers will make a profit on the government’s total investment in all the banks.“The returns on the government’s interventions in RBS will be determined by the success of the whole of the selling program, rather than the terms achieved on the first few disposals,” Rothschild said. “Accordingly, as a precursor to a long-term program, we believe that it is now in the interest of taxpayers for the government to set in train an initial small disposal of RBS shares.” Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The Bank of England’s Governor Mark Carney also offered support for the sale, saying that public ownership has largely served its purpose by preventing financial contagion at a time when the system was fragile.“Continued public ownership without a foreseeable end point runs risks including limiting RBS’ future strategic options, and continuing the perception that taxpayers bear responsibility for RBS losses.” Carney wrote in a letter to Osborne. “In these regards, there could be considerable net costs to taxpayers of further delaying the start of a sale.”Osborne also used his speech to set out the government’s priorities with the upcoming talks on whether Britain would remain in the European Union. He said it is in Britain’s interests to have a strong, successful euro, the currency used by only 19 of the EU’s 28 countries, but not Britain. Osborne said Britain was prepared to support the currency union as it integrates further.But he said the country wants a settlement that protects the EU-wide single market.“We need a settlement that recognizes that while the single currency is not for all, the single market and the European Union as a whole must work for all,” the excerpts said. “So among the principles we seek to establish in this re-negotiation are these simple ones: fairness between the euro-ins and the euro-outs enshrined, and the integrity of the single market preserved.” Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s Treasury chief announced Wednesday that the government will start selling its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland in coming months, the first step in the country’s attempt to recover money from its costliest bank rescue operation ever.George Osborne outlined the plan during his Mansion House speech, an annual event attended by some of Britain’s most prominent business leaders. He said the Treasury would sell part of its 80 percent stake in the coming months, even though RBS’s shares are trading for less than the government paid for them during the global financial crisis. Selling a small stake now will make it easier and more profitable for the government to sell the rest of its holding in the future, he said. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more

August 15

DoddFrank Stress Test Process More Important than Results for Banks Fitch Reports

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Dodd-Frank Stress Test Process More Important than Results for Banks, Fitch Reports Share August 28, 2015 694 Views center_img Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Fitch Ratings Mid-Tier Regional Banks Process Results 2015-08-28 Staff Writer The 2015 Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test process is viewed as more important than the actual results, in that it guides banks to understand capital and credit risk management within their respective institutions.Fitch Ratings examined the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test process and results, finding that steps taken to gather the data for mid-tier regional banks ($10 billion-$50 billion in assets) is a positive development.”There might be limitations to using the disclosed results for comparison purposes,” the report said. Nevertheless, we believe there is value in the stress-testing process in terms of improving both risk management and capital planning. Leading up to the last credit cycle, we believe it was clear that many banks lacked sufficient tools to monitor risks, particularly concentration risks, which led to significant credit losses and depleted capital levels.”The stress test process reviewed 60 mid-tier banks only applied the severely adverse scenario which included a 50 percent decline in real estate prices and a nearly 60 percent decline in equity markets over a period of multiple years, according to the report.Of the 20 Fitch-rated mid-tier banks, most passed the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test by comfortable margins, reporting average minimum common equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratios in excess of the required capital minimums.The average minimum CET1 ratio of the Fitch-rated banks over the nine-quarter evaluation period ending December 2016 is 9.9 percent, nearly double the minimum 5 percent threshold.As a comparison, the self-reported bank holding company minimum CET1 ratio average for large regionals under stress testing in March 2015 was 9.1 percent. And under the Fed’s analysis, that same minimum CET1 ratio average was 8.1 percent.”These stress test results indicate that the banking industry’s capital profile is more resilient post-crisis compared to the period leading up to it,” Fitch said.last_img read more

August 13

South African avocado export forecast up EU price

first_img South African avocado export forecast up, EU price … U.S.: LGS enhances summer citrus, Peruvian avocado … This article is sponsored contentChile’s Hass Avocado Committee, together with its commercial partners in China, are kicking off an extensive promotional and marketing campaign across the major cities to encourage consumption of the fruit, highlighting its quality and health benefits.Avocado consumption has been growing rapidly in China over recent years. The phenomenon can be explained by consumers’ greater awareness of the fruit, which has been gradually incorporated into the population’s diet.As well as valuing the excellent taste, consumers’ rising preference toward healthy and nutritious foods has been on the upswing, especially among young people and women. It should be noted that Chilean avocados are a premium product, certified under the most demanding international protocols and grown naturally in the fertile vallies of Chile’s central areas.Chile is one of the main producers and exporters of avocado in the world. This year it is estimated that avocado production will grow by 8.8%, reaching 245,000 metric tons (MT), of which almost 70% will be exported, mainly to Europe, the U.S. and Asia.One of the key competitive advantages of Chilean avocados is their quality and taste, which are achieved thanks to a privileged geography and climate for the prodcution of this fruit, and because the trees are harvested when the avocados have at least 23% dry matter, guaranteeing its good conditions for post harvest and export.In the case of China, exports of Hass avocado from Chile to this market have been increasing annually, rising from 3,967MT in the 2015-16 season, to 11,080MT in 2016-17, to 14,859MT last season.For this current campaign, Chile is expecting to export around 17,500MT of avocados to China, which would mark a rise of 18% year-on-year.It is for this reason tha the Hass Avocado Committee is in November kicking off an extensive promotional campaign in China’s main supermarket chains and fresh fruit stores. The campaign will be focused on the five main cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu.As well as point-of-sales materials in stores, there will be activities in restaurants, gyms and wellness centers, in parallel to a campaign on social media and e-commerce platforms.The promotion will be focused on four main groups: children, sportspeople or ‘wellness-lovers’, pregnant women and the elderly, highlighting the advantages that avocados have for the needs of each group.For example, in the case of pregnant women, the campaign will demonstrate that the avocado is a superfood that contains Omega 3 and folic acid, which aid babies’ development.”We are very pleased to provide Chinese consumers with a natural food of excellent taste, great nutritional value and wonderful benefit for one’s health” said Francisco Contardo, general manager of the Chilean Hass Avocado Committee, who is currently in China for the launch of the campaign this season.”Avocados are easy to prepare and can be consumed in various formats: in salads, smoothies, soup, sandwiches, guacamole, sushi, etcetera.”Chilean avocados, just like the country’s wine, salmon, cherries and other products, have had a great acceptance and have become ambassador products for Chile in the Chinese market.” Avocados “increasingly favored” in India, says IG … Apeel Sciences to join Europe’s fight against fo … You might also be interested in November 06 , 2018 last_img read more

August 12

ATECMantra Group

first_imgATECMantra Group Mantra Group has signed a new ‘Gold’ level partnership with the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC). The Group’s Executive Director of Sales, Revenue and Distribution, Luke Moran, said Mantra’s Gold level partnership provides Mantra with unique business opportunities, and a voice to participate in policy debate forums.ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said the support of companies like Mantra Group are vital to ATEC’s ongoing success.“Mantra Group’s commitment to our industry, and its involvement with ATEC to date, has helped our members to access our B2B events which, in turn, builds the overall capacity of our industry to meet the growing demand for Australian export tourism product.”Mantra Group’s Luke Moran and Paula Maxwell, Director of National Sales, and ATEC Managing Director Peter Shelley.last_img read more

January 27

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medalist however showed her skill to eke to out a narrow 5-4 win at the Siri Fort Sports complex In the fifth bout of the day World Championship runner-up Khetik Tsabolov underlined his superiority with a comprehensive 16-0 victory over India’s Praveen Dahiya in the 74-kg competition Khetik looked to be at his dominating best and ran past his opponent within just two minutes to put his team in a strong position Earlier in the day Hammers after winning the toss chose to block Satyawart Kadian while Mumbai used their card to keep Pooja out of action Russia’s Soslan Ramonov got Mumbai off to a winning start after he picked up a dominating 15-1 victory over India’s Harphool in the 65 kg competition The Olympic champion was quick to get off the blocks and raced to a 6-1 lead in the opening period He continued his attack in the second round as well and strolled his way to an easy victory Olympics bronze medalist Sun Yanan of China drew level for Haryana in the next bout after she got past 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