GAC restructures UK operations

first_imgShipping services company GAC-OBC, with more than 20 offices throughout the UK, becomes GAC Shipping (UK) Ltd, alongside GAC Logistics (UK) Ltd, GAC’s UK freight forwarding arm. In-house travel agency, GAC-OBC Business Travel, is rebranded as GAC Travel Ltd. Former managing director of GAC-OBC, Peter Cole, pictured, has been appointed MD of the three companies, and sees the new structure as a major benefit for both national and international clients: “We operate in a world where customers want more integrated service packages and the cost benefits that come with them,” he says. Cole says the linkage to GAC’s global shipping and logistic networks gives the company added strength and financial resources to develop local operations for international clients. GAC’s Group vice president for Europe, Mediterranean & Africa, Erland Ebbersten, says the integration of its UK operations further strengthens GAC’s global strategy to support the offshore energy sector: “Our shipping services to the energy sector in the UK have always been comprehensive and have expanded in 2009 with the opening of new offices in Ramsgate and Harwich in support of the wind farm industry.” “This latest integration adds significant muscle to the upstream and downstream logistics side of the industry. It also links in well with the continued northward march of our offshore support services, which have recently extended to the Arctic Circle.”last_img read more

Kristin Chenoweth – For The Girls album review

first_imgCredit: Concord RecordsKristin Chenoweth is probably best-known for originating the role of Glinda in the global phenomenon Wicked opposite Idina Menzel. Over the years she’s popped up in a number of films and TV shows including Four Christmases, Rio 2 and Glee. As a singer she released her debut album in 2001 and in 2011 she flirted with Country pop on her fourth album Lessons Learned. Her last album, The Art of Elegance, was released in 2016 and saw Chenoweth embracing a pop-jazz sound. Three years on from that, the star has recorded a collection of covers titled For The Girls.For this album, Chenoweth has selected songs that have inspired her from a variety of female singers. The album opens with The Way We Were, originally recorded by Barbra Streisand, and it’s a nice reintroduction to Chenoweth’s distinctive and powerful voice. She has a really warm tone with her vibrato shining frequently. It’s not a million miles away from the original version so Streisand fans should be fairly happy with the interpretation.Second track You Don’t Own Me sees Chenoweth enlisting the help of Ariana Grande. Much like the album’s first track, the song is perfectly listenable but it doesn’t really add to the original. Grande has clearly been included because she’s got star power at the moment but she’s not a natural companion for Chenoweth’s more theatrical voice. The further you get into the album, the stronger the feeling becomes that this is a perfectly enjoyable album but it lacks the punch you need to make a covers record truly great.I Will Always Love You features Dolly Parton, who of course wrote the song, but it plays out more like fan service from Chenoweth to Parton, particularly in the spoken word part. With two such incredibly powerful and magnetic women joining forces, you expect something that’s going to really impress. Instead this duet is just ‘nice’ as opposed to truly thrilling. This problem plagues much of the album with Chenoweth delivering solid vocals but the songs sounding OK rather than amazing.On songs such as When I Fall in Love Chenoweth uses her Broadway credentials to draw you in but there’s nothing significantly different from the countless other versions already out there. Sadly the same is true with her cover of Patsy Cline’s Crazy and the Eagles’ Desperado (which was covered by Linda Ronstadt). The vocals are solid but the songs just lack that impact that make you want to listen to them again and again.Perhaps the best moment comes on the cover of Peggy Lee’s I’m a Woman, which features Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire. The reason it works is because Chenoweth has brought together three women who wouldn’t normally sing together, and that makes it something a little bit special. All three voices are different but it just works.For The Girls is the kind of covers album that people dial in when they need to get something out in time for Christmas. Chenoweth is better than this and her talent is capable of so much more. It’s not a bad album but it’s not going to leave much of a lasting impression and that’s the big problem. For the Girls is a decent listen but you’ll forget it when something better comes along.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Track list: 1. The Way We Were 2. You Don’t Own Me (feat Ariana Grande) 3. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore 4. I Will Always Love You (with Dolly Parton) 5. What a Diff’rence a Day Makes 6. When I Fall in Love 7. Crazy 8. The Man That Got Away 9. I’m a Woman (feat Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire) 10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow 11. I Wanna Be Around 12. Desperado Record label: Concord Records Release date: 25th October 2019 Buy For The Girlslast_img read more

Kenya closes site of Monday’s fatal classroom collapse

first_img7 students killed in classroom collapse in Kenya Kenya Government Directs Schools to Close on Monday Rescue workers go through the rubble at the site of a collapsed school classroom, in Nairobi, Kenya, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi Kenya education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha.Photo courtesy of StandardKenyan minister for education on Monday directed the closure of the school where 7 pupils lost their lives after a classroom collapsed.Professor George Magoha ordered the closure of the Precious Talent Primary school in Dagoretti for four days to ensure safety measures are put in place.The minister also announced that a multi-agency task-force had been established to look into what led to the collapse of the classroom.“We have set up a multi-agency group comprising officials from the County Government, local leaders and ministries of Education, Interior and Coordination of National Government, and Health to work with the Kenya Red Cross to manage the situation. The team will also conduct thorough investigations on the possible causes of the tragedy and submit a report to me for action,” he said.“In the meantime, we have asked learners to stay at their homes over the next four days as we put in place measures to ensure their safety of learning.”Prof Magoha was speaking when he visited the scene of the incident where he said that proprietor failed to adhere to the Ministry’s safety assurance tests.Picture courtesy of Capital FM-KenyaHe further emphasized that the government will ensure a public primary school is constructed in the area within the next four months.Six pupils died at a local Catholic dispensary where they had been rushed for treatment, while the seventh body was pulled out of the rubble Monday morning.64 others were taken to Kenyatta National Hospital with injuries.The minister added that Precious Talent Primary School is duly registered with an enrollment of the 600 students.Relatedcenter_img 20 still missing after building collapse in Kenyalast_img read more

Heritage Park Splash Pad re-opens

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The Heritage Park splash pad, which has been closed for several days, reopened Thursday.The popular City of Farmington Hills amenity shut down Sunday due to an electrical problem. Officials said repairs could take weeks.Heritage Park is located at 24915 Farmington Rd. The splash pad’s fountains and sprayers are running from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is free. Reported bylast_img

No change to trash collection on Presidents Day

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Reported by While government offices will close on Presidents Day, February 17, there will be no change to trash and recycling collection in Farmington and Farmington Hills.U.S. Post Offices in Farmington and Farmington Hills will close for the holiday, as will Farmington and Farmington Hills city offices. There will be no mail delivery.Farmington Public Schools will be closed February 17 and 18.Farmington Community Library buildings at 32737 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills and 23500 Liberty Street in Farmington will be open regular hours on Monday.last_img read more

Mouser Electronics Introduces New Video Series called Shaping Smarter Cities

first_imgMouser Electronics and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara have released a new video for Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. In “The Shaping Smarter Cities” series video, Imahara travels to Porto, Portugal, to investigate how innovators are using technology to help with infrastructure problems caused by rapid urban expansion – specifically massive traffic congestion. The new series is supported by Analog Devices, Intel, Microchip Technology and Molex. With residents in Porto spending an average of 120 hours a year in traffic, both corporate productivity and the environment have been under assault for decades. Grant Imahara speaks with engineers from Veniam, a Porto-based technology company that has developed a potential solution to stagnant traffic. By implementing large Wi-Fi mesh networks in cities across the world, which uses vehicles as roving hotspots, Veniam can gather large quantities of usable data for better traffic management and municipal planning. The networks further benefit citizens by enabling publicly available Wi-Fi connections throughout the city.Imahara also interviews João Barros, founder and CEO of Veniam, to provide additional details on the hardware and software used to turn moving vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots. The CEO has explained how the collected data can be used to alleviate street congestion, assist with fleet management, help self-driving cars, and improve efficiency for commercial delivery industries — all to provide better infrastructure for smarter cities.Since 2015, the Empowering Innovation Together program has been one of the most visible and recognized marketing programs in the electronic component industry, featuring projects ranging from bringing superhero technology to life to 3D printing a semi-autonomous car with drone technology.For 2017, Mouser’s goal is to reach even more innovators around the globe with the Empowering Innovation Together program and solve problems that impact more of humanity.Click here to learn more about Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together series.last_img read more

Soldotna City Council To Tour Proposed Site For New Visitor Center

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council will meet in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday with the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce to tour the proposed location for the Visitor and Community Center Expansion. Immediately following the tour at Soldotna Creek Park, the city council will travel to the current Soldotna Visitor Center to conduct a site visit and inspect the current building and surrounding property. Davis: “They are going to come do a tour of the existing visitors center so that the council can get a better idea of some of the struggles that we have. Some of those include access, pulling in and out of the current site, as well as some of the space issues that we have.”  With more than 700,000 tourists passing through the Kenai Peninsula each year, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has outgrown the current visitor’s center.center_img Shannon Davis, Executive Director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce: “We want to outline where the new building would be to help people visualize the fact that it will only take up 5%, maybe even a little less, of the actual usable park space.” The tour will begin at 4:00 pm, in Soldotna Creek Park. For more information contact the City Clerk’s Office at 907-262-9107.last_img read more

Video: ‘Talent Is Never Enough’ – Athlete Roger Black On The Key To Success

first_imgTickets £20+VAT for Lansdown Club Members and £25+VAT for non-members. Tickets available online at would also like to thank our Headline Sponsor Sounds Commercial for their support. Black, one of the country’s most successful sportsmen, said that hard work and dedication is required to make it to the top and emphasised the importance of sharing best practice.The next Big Sports Speaker event features Alan Chambers MBE on Friday, March 26th from 8am-10am at Ashton Gate. BOOK NOWlast_img

Gate Guide: West Bromwich Albion

first_imgHere’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to BS3.ORDER OF EVENTS10am – Bristol Sport Store open10am – Matchday Ticket Office open (phone lines open from 10am)12pm – Fan Village open1pm – Turnstiles open2pm – Team announcements2.15pm – Warm-up3pm – Kick-off3.45pm – Half-time4pm – Second half begins4.45pm – Full-timeSTADIUMThe South Stand, Dolman Stand and Lansdown Stand all open for home supporters, including the Lansdown Upper tier and Family area.The Atyeo Stand will host the West Brom supporters.Stadium-wide free WIFI is also available.TICKETSThe match is pay on the day for home supporters only. To purchase a ticket, call Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600 (option one).Alternatively, the Matchday Ticket Office – adjacent to the Atyeo statue – will be open from 10am until just after kick-off.SECURE YOUR SEATPROGRAMMESA new look programme will be available this season, make sure you keep an eye out in the usual selling points to secure a Bristol City programme. Price £3.50BABY CHANGING FACILITIESChanging units are now installed in the following areas:West stand concourse disabled toilet next to W10/11West stand concourse ladies toilet next to W10/11West stand 2nd floor, Lansdown restaurant disabled toilet at the VIP1 endWest stand 3rd floor, disabled toilet at the VIP1 endHeineken lounge disabled toiletSouth / west corner disabled toilet next to A8Coffee shopFAN VILLAGEThe external matchday Fan Village has a new and improved food and beverage offering which includes Fish & Chips, Burgers and Spanish cuisine from Los Hermanos as well as a new bar, Boots and Balls, which wis fitted with a new state of the art speed pour system. The Fan Village will be in operation from 12pm, with a raft of food and drink on offer, with the drinks concessions offering a fully cashless option.Supporters are urged to take their seats in advance of kick-off, with the Fan Village bars closing 15 minutes ahead of kick off.FOOD & DRINK Inside the Ashton Gate Stadium concourses, The Jolly Hog has a concession, as well as a new Mexican kiosk opening and Chicago Town Pizza being served in the Lansdown concourse. In the Dolman concourse there is the Ashton Gate Curry Bar, which offers supporters the finest quality curries, as we work with Holy Cow! Award Winning Sauces, offering a new curry of the week. STOREThe Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open from 10am with the 2019/20 replica kit and a range of leisurewear available!SUPPORTERS CLUB & TRUST BARAccess to the Supporters Club and Trust Bar is via the Sports Bar & Pizzeria. Go through the main bar and up the stairs at the far end. The bar is on your left at the top of the stairs.TRAVELSaturday’s travel information is available to view here. Please keep checking local and public transport sites for full up to date information.RUCKSACKSAshton Gate Stadium asks supporters not to bring large rucksacks on matchdays, following advice from the National Counter Terrorism Office and Avon and Somerset Police.Fans will still be able to bring smaller handbags into the stadium, although these will be subject to the usual search process.An Ashton Gate spokesman said: “The searching process will always be subject to change and whilst there is no specific threat to any Sports Ground, we must ensure that we remain vigilant and the message to spectators is to ‘Be Alert not Alarmed’.SAFETY AND SECURITYAs a reminder to Bristol City fans we would like to state that the use of smoke bombs, flares and pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited. Any of our supporters found in possession or setting off a pyrotechnic device (or such methods) will be subject of a minimum three year ban from Ashton Gate and any conviction at court will result in a football banning order for all grounds for three years.If you see or hear any racist, homophobic or any other abuse please report it to our text line: 07770 736 047.Match sponsor – Prostate CancerMatch Ball Sponsor – Brunel Securitylast_img read more

Seven-foot center Trayvon Reed commits to Auburn

first_imgAUBURN — Bruce Pearl has added yet another big piece to the Tigers roster.Four-star center prospect Trayvon Reed, a 7-foot-1 215 pound native of Mobile, committed to Auburn on Thursday, sources confirmed.CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein was the first to report the addition of Reed, a former Maryland signee, who was arrested in College Park, Maryland on charges of second-degree assault, second degree assault of a police officer, theft under $100 and resisting arrest for allegedly stealing a an ice cream bar and candy from a 7-11 convenience store. Maryland denied his enrollment following the incident.Reed will attend Elev-8 Prep (Florida) this fall, and as long as he meets requirements, will be eligible to play following Auburn’s fall semester finals in December, according to a source.Trayvon Reed, who played for G.W. Carver in 2010-11, committed to Auburn on Thursday.Trayvon Reed, who played for G.W. Carver in 2010-11, committed to Auburn on Thursday.Reed played for G.W. Carver in 2010-11 before moving to Snellville, Georgia.He went to Life Center Academy (New Jersey) for his senior season and averaged 12.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.5 blocks per game.Reed is the fourth player to commit to Auburn in a week, joining forwards Danjel Purifoy and Horace Spencer and junior college guard T.J. Dunans.[youtube is at the scholarship limit, meaning someone will have to come off scholarship after the fall semester once Reed arrives.MORE: Trayvon Reed photos via The Baltimore Sunlast_img read more