News / Shipping charter market set to sink lower with more ULCVs due to be delivered

first_img Larger containerships are increasingly being consigned to hot or cold lay-up in harbours around the world as more new ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) are delivered.Last month alone, MSC received the 19,462 teu MSC Mirjam and the 19,437 teu MSC Erica, Evergreen the 14,424 teu Taurus and NYK the 14,026 teu NYK Crane.The MSC Mirjam has joined the Asia-North Europe Shogun/AE1 loop of the 2M alliance, replacing the 16,810 teu Eugen Maersk.Eugen Maersk and sister Edith Maersk are expected to be redeployed onto the 2M’s Europe-Asia-US west coast AE6-TP6/Lion-Pearl pendulum service in a strategic upsizing move on the tradelane.This relentless cascading creates severe headaches for carrier operations staff tasked with redeploying displaced owned and long-term chartered tonnage onto other trades.According to Drewry Maritime Research, there are 34 containerships of 8,000-10,000 teu in lay-up; 13 of 10,000-12,000 teu and 21 ULCVs of over 12,000 teu idled.“Prospects for these large ships are expected to remain dim until the spring, when the launch of the Ocean and THE alliances, scheduled for April, will spur chartering activity,” said Alphaliner.The spike in the number of redundant bigger containerships is, in part, also a result of the demise of Hanjin, as a third of the South Korean carrier’s fleet of 622,000 teu consisted of ships of 10,000 teu and over.Alphaliner adds that there are 10 former Hanjin-controlled ships of 8,500-10,000 teu lying idle, yet to enter the spot market.According to Alphaliner, the number of idle containerships at 28 November reached 357 units, 1.5m teu, equating to 7.4% of the global cellular fleet.It said: “The container charter market continues to battle through a depressed environment….oversupply remains at a substantial level for most ship sizes.”However, it is the classic panamax sector of 4,000-5,100 teu ships that continues to suffer most: 75 are currently seeking employment around the world.The segment “remains chronically oversupplied”, said Alphaliner, and the consultant expects the situation to get worse by the end of the year, as a number of panamax vessels are due for redelivery in the next few weeks.Nevertheless, a moribund containership charter market is good news for carriers which are able to pick up tonnage very cheaply, and with no long-term commitment.For example, a broker notes that Maersk Line recently snapped up the 5,039 teu CSL Manhattan at $4,100 per day on a two-month time charter with options for 12 months, including free positioning.In January 2015, Maersk would have paid $15,000 a day for the same ship, for a 12-month time charter plus options, and would have been required to take the vessel on hire from its spot position. By Mike Wackett 08/12/2016last_img read more

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News / More pain for Asia-Europe shippers as rate hikes and surcharges pile up

first_img By Mike Wackett 27/11/2020 Photo 98942451 © Christian Horz – Dreamstime.com Container spot rates on Asia to North Europe leapt 27% this week to breach $2,000 per teu, with carriers planning further FAK rate hikes for December.The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) recorded an increase of $447 in its North Europe component, to $2,091 per teu, which is 170% higher than a year ago.The SCFI rate to Mediterranean ports also saw a big spike, 23%, to $2,219 per teu, representing a 203% increase on 12 months ago.And there is no sign of an end to the pain for Asia-Europe shippers as further FAK increases next month come on top of the myriad surcharges and premium product fees now required to secure equipment and space on vessels.On the backhaul route, the situation for European exporters is arguably worse. Some are learning that they cannot secure bookings to Asia until January at any price.For several weeks, ocean carriers have been prioritising the evacuation of empty containers to Asia over the release of equipment to shippers for exports, which can delay the return of a box to the lucrative headhaul market by a month.Due to acute port congestion, UK exporters have seen their containers stranded on the quay in recent weeks as carriers have ‘cut and run’ their ship operations, in some cases loading empty equipment in preference.Indeed, The Loadstar heard this week from one shipper who said his six 40ft containers had been rolled from four consecutive Felixstowe sailings.“I really don’t know how to explain this to our customer. It really is a complete mess,” he said.This week CMA CGM notified customers it was suspending all bookings from the UK to Asia and the Indian sub-continent until January. The Loadstar understands that the decision, which has also been confirmed by Ocean Alliance partners, relates to the planned skipping of a number of Felixstowe calls next month.Meanwhile, on the transpacific, the US components of the SCFI remained virtually unchanged this week, at $3,880 per 40ft for the west coast and $4,708 for east coast ports.Boosted by e-commerce and a US consumers’ buying splurge, bookings remain very strong going into the final month of the year.According to the port of Los Angeles’ Signal volume forecaster, vessels scheduled to arrive in weeks 49 and 50 will, respectively, discharge 30% and 44% more import containers than in the same weeks of 2019.Although carriers have held off on rolling out further GRIs on the tradelane, due to the closer attention of regulators, the lines are instead focusing on premium equipment and space guarantee fees to boost earnings.This week saw the launch of CMA CGM’s money back-guaranteed ‘Go’ and ‘Get’ premium products between China and the US west coast, which in the case of the latter also benefits from priority discharge at Los Angeles and an allocated chassis for onward haulage.According to Jon Monroe, of Washington state-based Jon Monroe Consulting, CMA CGM is proposing an additional $1,750 per 40ft for ‘Go’ and $2,250 extra for ‘Get’.Christoph Baumeister, Flexport’s senior trade manager Asia/ISC-Europe, told The Loadstar equipment shortages across Asia were the biggest challenge for shippers.“This will continue to become ever more critical, with several ports in Europe and the US congested,” he said.last_img read more

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Far from the Moran Hill Orchestra…

first_img Once again, the stark contrast between North Korean media reports and international assessments of conditions in the country has become clear. Over the weekend, footage of Kim Jong Eun enjoying a lighthearted show in Pyongyang emerged, seemingly notable mostly for the presence of Disney characters and a mystery woman on Kim’s right. This was just one of many examples that the North Korean media has been putting forward of late to propagate the “man of the people” style of the new Kim regime. However, a Voice of America (VOA) report released on Friday highlighted the point that a lot of places in North Korea are living rather differently, with accounts from a Danish aid group, Mission East, revealing that the conditions for many of the North Koreans they are caring for in Haeju are quite desperate.Mission East is in the middle of a three month spell of tending to 20,000 children and 1,500 vulnerable pregnant women in the coastal city in South Hwanghae Province. The group is providing a total of 12 tons of food aid to orphanages, kindergartens and nurseries. However, even the most seasoned aid workers are apparently shocked by what they are witnessing. A veteran, Mission East Managing Director Kim Hartzner told VOA that he has never seen such severe conditions of malnutrition before.“I am a medical doctor,” Harztner stated, “and in my 21 years of being engaged in relief activities I have never ever seen something like what I saw in Haeju.” Kim went on to retell in graphic detail the physical condition of the children he is dealing with: “extended bellies,” “extremely thin limbs,” “listless expressions, apathetic expressions.”“I saw a 4-year-old girl who looked like a one and-a-half-year-old girl, who could barely walk,” he said. Far from the Moran Hill Orchestra… North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Facebook Twitter News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] center_img By Daily NK – 2012.07.09 2:41pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News News last_img read more

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Residents ignore evacuation orders to guard homes from looting soldiers

first_imgFlood damage in Namyang, Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province, as captured by a Daily NK correspondent on August 31. NewsEconomy By Choi Song Min – 2016.09.09 11:34am Facebook Twitter AvatarChoi Song Min SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Chongjin City and Kyongsong County were among the areas that saw heavy rains, which began on August 26. Moreover, Hoeryong City, and the counties of Onsong and Musan–all contiguous with the Tumen River–were hit with over 100 mm of rain per hour, causing the riverbanks to give way and submerge nearby villages. The severity of the flooding coupled with the percentage of households disregarding the evacuation ordinance is expected to lead to greater loss of life. “Korean Central News Agency reported some 80 people were either dead or missing,” the source said, “but that figure is not to be trusted. [The authorities] often manipulate those numbers downward.” He added, “Soldiers stationed in bases in the [affected] areas are deployed for rescue missions. But instead, they are searching for vacant homes to pilfer whatever they can. They evacuate people in their immediate vicinity to the mountains and then leisurely follow up by going through these victims’ personal property.  What kind of ‘People’s Army’ is that?”Furthermore, the flooding has highlighted North Korea’s acute dearth of basic equipment and infrastructure to combat emergency scenarios of all manner. Border towns along Tumen River lack not only an emergency rescue apparatus but even the most rudimentary of tools and supplies for disaster preparedness, prompting locals to request assistance from the Chinese authorities in Tumen, Jilin Province.Those in the higher echelons of society seek assistance from across the river, too. “Local cadres in this area arrange for emergency medicine to be sent through Chinese customs for their sick relatives, relying more on Chinese authorities than their own,” the source explained. “Residents talk about how North Koreans were rescued by Chinese soldiers, and that if not for them three people stranded on Ttukseom [an island on the Tumen River] would have been swept away by the swollen waterway.”Unsurprisingly, the dire circumstances have fanned criticism about the Korean People’s Army [KPA] among some residents, who comment that perhaps they would “be better off if [KPA] soldiers were excluded from emergency operations altogether.”center_img News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Residents ignore evacuation orders to guard homes from looting soldiers Despite evacuation orders from the authorities amid the recent torrential rains that battered North Korea’s northeastern region and led to severe flooding, many residents stayed behind to guard their property, concerned that soldiers mobilized for recovery work would steal from their homes. “Late last month, large swaths of the province were flooded due to the three-day downpours we had,” a source from North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on September 7. “The local Party and administrative bodies issued emergency evacuation orders, but a lot of people were stranded because they hesitated about vacating their property and rendering it susceptible to [pillaging] soldiers.”Multiple sources in North Hamgyong Province corroborated this news.Last year, when devastating floods swept through the Rason region of North Hamgyong Province, soldiers looted civilian property, carrying off televisions and DVD players. Therefore, despite the perils wrought by the natural disaster, this year, more residents stayed behind to guard their property in a bid to hedge against repeat occurrences.last_img read more

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NASAA reports growing use of model fee disclosure

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Market for advice improving, but slowly: FCA Related news U.S. brokerage firms are increasingly adopting an approach to fee disclosure proposed by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), in an effort to improve disclosure to clients. NASAA announced Tueday that 14 U.S. broker-dealers are now using a fee schedule based on a model developed to enhance disclosure to investors by NASAA’s Model Fee Disclosure Working Group. In total, 27 firms have adopted fee schedules that are based on NASAA’s model. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Hearing for failed PACE Securities execs set for 2021center_img Keywords Commissions and fees,  Investment dealersCompanies North American Securities Administrators Association The model disclosure is designed to help investors better understand and compare brokers’ account and service fees. It also provides guidance to make fee disclosure accessible and transparent. “We are pleased to see the growing acceptance and use of the NASAA Model Fee Disclosure Schedule and I look forward to working with SIFMA, the FSI, and members of the securities industry to gain even wider use of the model next year,” says Joseph Borg, NASAA president and Alabama Securities Commission director, in a statement. “All firms that have taken this important step to help bring uniformity to the disclosure of broker-dealer service and maintenance-related fees are commended and others are encouraged to match this level of disclosure for their clients,” Borg adds. “Through this collaborative initiative, industry and state securities regulators are increasing the transparency of fee disclosure for investors.” Octagon Capital dismissed by IIROC James Langton last_img read more

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Biomining study could unlock future settlements on other worlds

first_imgBiomining study could unlock future settlements on other worlds Experiments on the International Space Station have shown that the process of “biomining” will work in microgravity; a discovery that could help the first space settlers gather the minerals they need to build a long-term presence beyond Earth.The BioAsteroid experiment will take up match-box sized containers carrying asteroid rock, that will then be used to grow bacteria and fungi in an incubator for three weeks to investigate how gravity affects interaction between the microbes and rock in reduced gravity. Scientists will investigate how the microbes extract materials from rocks in space.On Earth, microbes are used in some mining as an environmentally friendly way to access metals. They digest the rock and what is left behind are the metals that miners need.If successful, this method would support efforts to explore the Moon and Mars, allowing humans to extract building materials, water or rocket fuel. Experimenting on the International Space Station (ISS) allows scientists to conduct unique investigations on the effects of microbes on asteroidal material in conditions that can’t be replicated on Earth.Libby Jackson, Human Exploration Programme Manager at the UK Space Agency, said:If we want to keeping exploring space and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, then we will need to make or find the essential elements required to support life.Through our membership of the European Space Agency, UK scientists are able to take advantage of the unique scientific facilities available on the ISS and are at the forefront of efforts to recreate the foundations of life on Earth.The new Bioreactor Express programme – which this experiment forms part of – is going to change the way we are able use this unique laboratory, opening up new opportunities for UK scientists and organisations to undertake science in space.Scientists at the University of Edinburgh and Kayser Space, based at the Harwell space cluster in Oxfordshire, have collaborated on the project – the first European experiment to be fast-tracked through the Bioreactor Express programme, which is dedicated to biological, biotechnological and biochemistry experiments.Prof. Charles Cockell, University of Edinburgh, said:To sustain humans permanently beyond Earth we need to get access to useful materials. This experiment advances our ability to do that. It will also yield new fundamental insights into processes that are useful here on Earth, such as biomining and how microbes form biofilms that foul our pipes and industrial plants.David Zolesi, Kayser Space Managing Director, added:BioAsteroid confirms how much added value there can be in a commercial access to space and Kayser’s high level of expertise in carrying out biology experiments onboard the ISS. Going from signing the contract to launch in less than 18 months was only possible by exploiting the ISS on a commercial basis.UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart, said:It’s fantastic scientists at the University of Edinburgh have worked on this monumental UK-led project.We are living during a very exciting time for the space industry. Continued UK Government investment into the space sector will cement the UK as a global leader in space.Last week, the Chancellor committed £14.6bn in funding for R&D in the Spending Review, which means investment in Scotland’s world-leading universities will continue to grow.The experiment is due to launch to the ISS on the SpX-21, a Commercial Resupply Service mission contracted by NASA and flown by SpaceX using a Cargo Dragon 2.The UK Space Agency funds the Bioreactor Express programme through its £374 million per year contribution to the European Space Agency (ESA). This membership enables the UK to collaborate with space agencies across the world on projects like the International Space Station.Early next year we will see the first significant UK industrial contribution to the ISS. The ColKa communications terminal, built by MDA UK, will be installed by astronauts on a spacewalk in January.This terminal will significantly upgrade the communications abilities in the Columbus module, where many of the UK science experiments take place as it will enable experiment data to be ‘beamed’ down to Earth. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:biochemistry, biological, communications, Europe, exploration, Government, Investment, ISS, NASA, Scientists, space agency, UK, UK Government, university, University of Edinburghlast_img read more

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How It Works: What type of gasoline is right for your car?

first_imgTo be in the program, fuel suppliers must undertake pricey testing, and retailers pay annual licensing fees. Earlier this year, the American Automobile Association tested Top Tier against some non-Top Tier fuels (without identifying the brands) and found that the non-Top Tier left considerably more engine deposits. Still, since not all fuel retailers choose to enroll in the program, it’s possible you could be buying gas that has close to or as much detergent in it as the Top Tier standards fuel, but without the Top Tier name. Pull up to the gas pump and it’s a numbers game: 87, 89, 91, and sometimes up to 94. These are the octane ratings, and it’s important to know which one your vehicle needs.Octane isn’t an additive. Instead, the amount of octane depends on how the fuel was refined, and the higher the octane level, the higher the price. It can be tempting to select a lower grade, but that isn’t always the best choice.Inside your engine, each piston first moves down, drawing in a mixture of air and vaporized gasoline, and then slides up to compress it. The spark plug fires, igniting the fuel and forcing the piston back down. This power stroke works to turn the crankshaft, creating a spinning motion that eventually turns the wheels. The piston then moves back up to expel the exhaust, and the cycle begins again. On the gas pump, you’ll notice information about ethanol. The federal government mandates that gasoline contains a minimum of five per cent ethanol, and some provinces tack on an even higher requirement. Ethanol is made from plants and is a renewable resource, but it’s corrosive and has less energy than gasoline, so it gets poorer fuel economy.RELATED We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Your Corner Wrench: When to avoid ethanol in gas advertisement As the weather gets colder, you may also see “winter” gas, which differs from summer gas. It sounds like something you need for low-temp performance, but it’s primarily about federal pollution standards. “Winter” gas has a nasty habit of evaporating quickly, sending harmful emissions into the atmosphere. But it’s cheaper to refine, and since cold temperatures naturally slow evaporation, the government allows stations to switch to winter gas in cold months. “Summer” gas, which is more expensive to produce, evaporates more slowly and so pollutes less, and in warmer months, stations must sell it exclusively. The winter blend can make it easier to start your engine in cold temperature because it’s more volatile, but the switch is really all about meeting regulations.Winter gas evaporates more quickly than summer gas. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos RELATED TAGSFeature StoryHow it worksNewsAmerican Automobile AssociationCanadaNatural Resources Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever When all goes well, the spark plug creates an evenly-moving flame front that ignites the air-fuel mixture completely. But if it ignites erratically, called detonation, the resulting shock waves cause a knocking or pinging sound, and ultimately can damage the engine. In some cases, the fuel may spontaneously combust before the spark plug fires, known as pre-ignition.Gasoline octane grades. Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The higher the octane content, the slower the gasoline burns, so it’s more likely to provide that ideal even-and-complete combustion. Lower-octane fuel works fine in most engines, but the higher compression in performance engines leaves them more vulnerable to these issues and requires higher-octane gasoline.Modern engines include knock sensors, which instruct the car’s computer to adjust the timing to protect the engine if they detect detonation. Put regular-grade fuel into a vehicle that requires premium, and that adjustment can cause sluggish acceleration. Some vehicles are listed as “premium recommended.” You can safely use 87-octane fuel in these, but the engine will make more horsepower on premium-grade fuel.So how do you know what to use? First, look inside the fuel door: premium-fuel cars usually have it indicated there. It will also be in your owner’s manual. If your engine makes a rattling or knocking noise, try moving up to a higher octane grade. Some engines become more susceptible to detonation as they age, but if your vehicle doesn’t require premium, it isn’t pinging and it’s running fine, stick with regular. “Treating” a regular-grade car to a tank of premium when it doesn’t need it is simply a waste of money.Check your fuel cap to see which gas your car takes. Here’s how Atkinson-cycle engines work to save gasEthanol-enhanced gasoline is indicated by a number: E10, for example, is 10 per cent ethanol mixed with 90 per cent gasoline, a blend Natural Resources Canada says is safe for most engines. If you find the rare pump dispensing E85 (85 per cent ethanol), use it only if your vehicle is labelled “Flex-Fuel” or E85-compatible. These have special seals that can withstand the fuel’s corrosive properties. They also have higher-volume pumps and injectors, since the engine uses more of this lower-energy fuel.You might see some other names on the pumps, including Top Tier, which is a privately-administered program for fuel additive standards. All gas in Canada must contain a minimum level of detergent additives to help prevent internal gunk buildup, but the Top Tier standard is higher than that.Most gasoline products sold in Canada can contain up to 10 per cent ethanol. See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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JEEP Lauded in the House

first_imgRelatedGov’t Looking to Boost Business for State Tyre Company Advertisements RelatedRoad Works in Hanover to be Completed Next Month FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, has lauded the work being done under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) in the various constituencies across the island.“One of the interesting things about the JEEP is that even though you are spending far less money than the big ticket items in the Ministry, I believe it has been shown to have more impact than the big projects,” Dr. Davies said.The Minister was closing the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 2.During the Sectoral Debate, which commenced in April, Members of Parliament highlighted the impact that the JEEP has had on their constituencies.“It has been demonstrated that Members of Parliament can have a say in actual expenditure taking place within their constituencies,” Dr. Davies pointed out.The JEEP was launched by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on March 22 last year, in Kingston.It is one of the strategies of the Government to respond to the chronic unemployment status of some Jamaicans, particularly those in the lower socio-economic strata, persons with special needs as well as those with low skills levels.Meanwhile, Dr. Davies has called for a change in the way Sectoral Debates are conducted in the House of Representatives.“I think we need to have a shorter Sectoral Debate where we focus on sectoral issues, policy issues on both sides and then we should structure a period for presentations about constituency matters. But to try and mix them, I think this debate has shown that it hasn’t worked,” he argued.The Sectoral Debate, which followed the Budget Debate, allowed all Members of Parliament to speak on a wide range of policy and constituency issues.Contact: Latonya Lintoncenter_img RelatedTransport Operators Continue to Push for Fare Increase JEEP Lauded in the House TransportJuly 4, 2013Written by: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

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PM Says no Student Will be Left Behind

first_imgAdvertisements PM Says no Student Will be Left BehindJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says students who leave the school system without marketable competencies will not be left behind, as the Government will continue second chance programmes.She pointed out that the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) is one of several initiatives designed to offer a second chance for educational attainment to students aged 16 to 18, who have not performed well in traditional school exit examinations.The Prime Minister was delivering the keynote address at a teaching strategy symposium organized by CAP, in collaboration with the Union Institute and University, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston, today (December 13).She explained that the CAP initiative provides for young people, “training that will help them obtain a career for life, earn certification and find a job.”Mrs. Simpson Miller said while educational successes are celebrated, the  administration acknowledges existing challenges in the system, and provides support to address them.The Prime Minister pointed out that the forum would offer expert solutions for the benefit of Jamaican children.“Secondary school teachers from across the island can gain even greater insight and apply practical international best practices in education for the benefit of our children,” she said, adding that part of  the continued transformation of education is to ensure that teachers are equipped and empowered to guide children.The Prime Minister commended the Ministry of Education for inviting the international presenters to assist in the training of teachers, and urged the educators to “gain all that you can” from the sessions.“This process provides our teachers with a global perspective on how to successfully teach young adult learners,” she noted.The University awarded two scholarships valued over $3 million to two CAP students at the Haile Selassie High School, in St. Andrew.The seminar, with leading Professors from the University, looked at effective teaching styles among young adult learners, strategies for developing interactive lessons/classroom for adult learners, classroom management, and strategies for addressing multiple intelligence.CAP was implemented in 2010 as a second chance for students aged 16 to 18 to fulfill their career goals. Since then, the programme has been restructured to enable greater levels of efficiencies in its administration and outcomes. For the current academic year the projection is for just over 6,000 students to participate in the programme, up by 2,000 over last year. A total of $273 million will be spent on CAP. Related$1 Million for Schools, Students Excelling Under Tablets In Schools Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedTwo More Classrooms for Buff Bay High Schoolcenter_img PM Says no Student Will be Left Behind EducationDecember 13, 2014Written by: Garfield Angus Story HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says students who leave the school system without marketable competencies will not be left behind, as the Government will continue second chance programmes.She pointed out that the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) is one of several initiatives designed to offer a second chance for educational attainment to students aged 16 to 18, who have not performed well in traditional school exit examinations.Mrs. Simpson Miller said while educational successes are celebrated, the administration acknowledges existing challenges in the system, and provides support to address them RelatedThree More Classrooms Built at Boundbrook Primary Photo: Michael ShawPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (3rd left), with Union Institute and University scholarship recipients, Adrian Stephenson (left), and Nyoka Taylor, from the St. Andrew based Haile Selassie High School. The scholarships valued at over $3 million, were presented today (December 13), at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston, at a teaching strategy symposium organized by the Career Advancement Programme (CAP), in collaboration with the University. At second left is former Dean at the University, Professor Michael Tredinnick.last_img read more

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Donegal woman convicted of keeping money collected for Irish Cancer Society

first_img Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews A District Court judge has accused the Irish Cancer Society of “laxity” as he convicted a woman of collecting for the Society without a permit and keeping the money for herself, over a period of six years.Judge Kevin Kilrane asked that gardai contact the Society to convey the court’s “displeasure” at the “laxity of the arrangement between the Society” and 65-year-old Teresa Rappa, Silverwood, Ballybofey who was selling daffodils since 2013 but was keeping the money for herself.Judge Kilrane said there “should be vetting of personnel for the selling of daffodils”.He added that there should be some enquiry into the history of those who are selling daffodils.“Who could not support cancer as it pulls at the heartstrings and there is hardly a person in this court room that has not been affected directly or indirectly and everyone opens their purse and contributes.“But who is the real culprit?“Why don’t people ask see permits from the person who is selling and this case before the court has been going on for years.“Some people are very decent, and this lady was pocketing as a result.”The pensioner pleaded guilty to a charge of holding an unauthorised collection at the Diamond, Donegal Town on February 22 last year, at Donegal Town District Court.She also pleaded guilty to acting as a collector while she did not have authorisation.Sergeant Oliver Devenney told the court the defendant was apprehended by Garda Doherty while selling daffodils for the Irish Cancer Society on the Diamond in Donegal Town on the date in question.The garda established that the defendant had no permit and that no monies had been handed over to the Society.A sum of €117.43 was seized and that was handed over to the Society.Defence solicitor Rory O’Brien said his client was a seperated mother-of-six, who was living in Malta, with no previous convictions, had major difficulties with alcohol and she had been giving some of the money to an ex- partner who was now deceased.Mr O’Brien said a sum of €1000 was in court for restitution which was put up by a neighbour who was a different Mr O’Brien and who was kind to the pensioner.The solicitor said it was a “very serious set of circumstances”Judge Kilrane said the court had variations on this matter in the issue of the ‘The Big Issue’ recently where fraud was facilitated, and it was not the fault of ‘The Big Issue’.The judge said some individuals were selling these books outside of banks and Post Offices and were pocketing the price of €1.40.Teresa Rappa told the court she was “not doing it any more”.She said she had been giving the money to her partner who was dead and also paid some back to the Society.“Dead men don’t talk so we can’t hear from him”. The judge remarked.Judge Kilrane added:“You are at fault and you pocketed the money.“And if you are telling me lies, you will go to jail.The defendant she could not remember the account she paid some of the money into.Sergeant Oliver Devenney told the court that some money was lodged into the Irish Cancer Society in 2013 but there was nothing since.The defendant was fined €300 on the charge of holding a collection without authorisation.The related charge of acting as a collector when she did not have authorisation was taken into consideration.When the €1000 was handed into Court, the court directed that €700 be paid to The Children’s Hospital in Crumlin and the remainder would be used to pay the fine. Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Previous articleLGFA President Elect Micheál Naughton on bringing the association forwardNext articleCANCELLED – Niall Horan in Dublin this October News Highland WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebook By News Highland – March 9, 2020 center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Donegal woman convicted of keeping money collected for Irish Cancer Society Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterestlast_img read more

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