Vice CEO to Leave Maersk

September 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgClaus V. Hemmingsen is to step down as Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of the Energy division, having successfully concluded the separation of the group’s oil and oil-related businesses.Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling were separated as part of the transformation initiated in 2016 in order for Maersk to focus on becoming the global integrator of container logistics.As informed, the Energy division will close down latest by the end of June 2019, and Claus Hemmingsen will subsequently leave Maersk.Hemmingsen joined Maersk in 1981 as a shipping trainee and has been stationed in Hong Kong, Singapore and Denmark, where he has held several leading positions within both the shipping and offshore industries. He was CEO for Maersk Drilling from 2005 and until his appointment as Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of the Energy division in 2016.The Energy division has since 2016 found new ownership structures for Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling focused on protecting the assets and capabilities of the businesses. A.P. Moller – Maersk managed to strengthen the financial stability and freed up resources to focus future growth on container logistics, executing on USD 12 billion worth of corporate transactions.“We have now concluded the task of finding new structural solutions for the majority of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s energy businesses, enabling their continued development and growth under new ownership structures,” Claus Hemmingsen said.Last week, Maersk unveiled it would no longer pursue a separation solution for its offshore marine services business. Maersk Supply Service will be reclassified from discontinued operations to continuing operations in A.P. Møller – Mærsk.It has been estimated that Maersk’s transformation from a conglomerate to an integrated global container logistics company is to last between three to five years.On April 2, Maersk investors expressed their concerns about the stage of the progress to remake the group. However, the main shareholder and the chairman of the group backed the management’s efforts being made in that context, Reuters reported.Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla, chairwoman of the A.P. Moller Foundation, has described the shipping group as a “supertanker” taking a long time to turn around. Although 2018 was challending for the group, there have also been many good things in its transformation, according to the chairwoman.In 2018, A.P. Moller – Maersk reported an increase in revenue of 26% to USD 39 billion compared to USD 30.9 billion reported a year earlier, with growth in all segments. EBITDA for the year was USD 3.8 billion, increasing from USD 3.5 billion seen in 2017, in line with the company’s latest guidance of USD 3.6 – 4 billion.Net profit including discontinued operations was USD 3.2 billion, against a loss of USD 1.2 billion reported in the previous year, positively impacted by an accounting gain of USD 2.6 billion from the closing of the Maersk Oil transaction in 2018 and impairment in Maersk Drilling.last_img read more

With Warriors gone, the new name of Oracle Arena in Oakland is …

December 20, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.The name for the arena in Oakland is now the Oakland Arena.Catchy, right? And quite familiar, given that’s how music and fans have referred to the building for most of its 50-plus years of existence.The new name for the building formerly known as Oracle Arena was officially announced Tuesday (Sept. 3). Of course, a name change for the building has been expected, as the big letters that spelled …last_img

Warriors’ Jacob Evans available Monday vs. Grizzlies

December 20, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Warriors guard Jacob Evans, who has missed 21 games with an adductor strain in his left hip, is available for Monday night’s game against the Grizzlies.His return gives the Warriors will have 12 available players for the first time since the opening week of the season. Evans accompanied the team during it’s recent five-city trip and participated in practices and shoot-arounds, showing enough progress to be made available for the first time since getting injured on Oct. 28 …last_img read more

National water quality initiative offered in three Ohio watersheds

December 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For the seventh consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer an opportunity for agricultural producers in three Ohio watersheds to apply for assistance to install conservation practices that protect water quality through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).NRCS conservation professionals will provide one-on-one personalized advice to help farmers with approved applications to determine which conservation actions will provide the best results to address a broad range of natural resource concerns, including water quality. To help install these conservation practices, NRCS will provide financial assistance to approved applicants through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).Conservation actions include practices that promote soil health, reduce erosion, and lessen nutrient runoff, such as cover crops, reduced tillage, and nutrient management; waste management systems that treat agricultural waste and livestock manure; and wetland restoration that increases wildlife habitat, mitigates flooding, and improves water quality. These practices not only benefit natural resources, but enhance agricultural productivity and profitability by improving soil health and optimizing the use of agricultural inputs.“Watershed studies have shown that targeting conservation on vulnerable acres leads to greater water quality improvements,” said Terry Cosby, NRCS State Conservationist in Ohio. “This latest investment focuses on small watersheds where we have opportunities to work with partners and farmers to accelerate conservation efforts and deliver real results for communities downstream.”NRCS works closely with conservation partners and State water quality agencies to select watersheds where on farm conservation can deliver the greatest benefits for clean water. Ohio has selected the following three watersheds where on-farm conservation investments have the best chance to address resource concerns and improve water quality.• Brandywine Creek-Broken Sword Creek Watershed (Crawford County)• Fivemile Creek-East Fork Little Miami River Watershed (Clermont and Brown Counties)•  East Branch South Fork Sugar Creek Watershed (Tuscarawas and Holmes Counties)The NWQI application deadline is February 16, 2018.To learn more about the NWQI or other technical and financial assistance available through NRCS conservation programs, visit Get Started with NRCS or visit a local USDA Service Center.last_img read more

After Effects: Presets vs Plugins vs Scripts vs Expressions vs Templates

December 12, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgConfused about the lingo in After Effects? In this post, we break down the key differences between presets, plugins, scripts, expressions and templates in AE.There is is a lot of confusion out there over the different terms used in After Effects…and rightfully so. The terms above are often used online interchangeably adding to the uncertainty. In the following post we’ll clear up the differences, explaining how to create, use, and correctly talk about each one!After Effects PresetsAnimation presets are a collection of effects that can be saved for later use. Animation presets are made up of effects (and keyframes in those effects). If you ever create an interesting look on a single layer in After Effects you can save your effects as an animation preset and recall them in the future. Expressions can also be saved into presets to give them added functionality (more on that below).To save a preset in After Effects simply go to Window > Save Animation Preset with your effect layer selected. You will now be able to see your new effect in the effects browser.Skills Needed to Create: Basic After Effects KnowledgeNotable Examples: Super Awesome Presets, Color Grading PresetsResources: Saving Presets in After EffectsAfter Effects ScriptsA script is a block of code that tells After Effects to do something. Scripts can be used to perform various tasks inside After Effects, from creating layers to batch rendering. Like presets, scripts are usually used to save time in After Effects, but scripts aren’t limited to effects only. Generally scripts are used to perform utility functions inside of After Effects.Scripts use a coding language called Extend Script, a deviation of JavaScript. Scripts can’t be directly written and tested inside of After Effects. Instead, script creators usually use the ExtendScript Toolkit included in the Adobe Creative Cloud. The ExtendScript toolkit can be used to write scripts for most of the programs included in the Creative Cloud, not just After Effects.Special Skills Needed: ExtendScript or JavaScriptResources: Introduction to After Effects Scripting, Learn How to Write After Effects Scripts, AE Scripting Guide Notable Examples: Dojo Toolkit, Motion 2PluginsPlugins give After Effects users extended functionality beyond what is possible inside of After Effects alone. Plugins are created using external code that essentially creates a new software that works alongside After Effects. Some of the most revolutionary tools in After Effects like Element 3D, Optical Flares, and Trapcode Particular are all great examples of plug-ins.Plugins are difficult to create so it’s unlikely that you will be able to create a plug-in on your own without an extensive background in coding.Special Skills Needed: C/C++, JavaScript Resources: Intro to After Effects plugin development for beginners Notable Examples: Element 3D, Trapcode Particular, Optical FlaresTemplatesA template is an After Effects project file that is intended for customization. Templates can utilize plugins as long as the person opening template has the plugin installed on their computer. Any project can be turned into a template just go to File > Save As and in the dropdown select After Effects Template. However, its important to remember that templates can only be opened in current and future iterations of After Effects, not versions from the past. So if you save your template in After Effects CC you can’t open it in After Effects CS6.Special Skills Needed: Basic After Effects KnowledgeResources: How to Create an After Effects Template, Free After Effects Templates: Title and Logo Effects Notable Examples: Retro Titles, Blood Splat TitlesExpressionsAn expression is essentially a snippet of ExtendScript written directly into After Effects. Expressions are typically used to manipulate values for a single parameter like color, position, or intensity. Expressions can be used to link values to sliders and checkboxes, making them great for anyone looking to create well organized templates. Expressions can range from a few words to hundreds of lines of code. It all depends on the functionality.Special Skills Needed: Basic JavaScriptResources: Expression Basics, Top 5 Expressions for Better Design Notable Examples: Wiggle Expression, If/Else ExpressionStill confused? Check out the following video by Mikey Borup where he explains the difference between scripts, plugins, and presets.This video was first shared on Mikey Borup’s YouTube Channel. Thanks for sharing Mikey!Want to learn more about After Effects? Check out the After Effects section of the PremiumBeat blog. We have hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become an AE master.Know of any other ways to explain the difference? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

First-ever Freedom Run marks Independence Day in London

November 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgBy Aditi KhannaLondon, Aug 15 (PTI) Hundreds of members of the Indian diaspora in the UK took part in the first-ever Freedom Run to mark Indias 70thIndependence Day with the one-mile journey beginning from the historic Parliament Square here.The runners, sporting [email protected] T-shirts and waving tricolour glow sticks, kick-started a one-mile journey from the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the historic square in the heart of the British capital to India Place at the Indian High Commission in London.Just after midnight, the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Y K Sinha, addressed the gathering as tea and samosas were served to all participants.”We started at Mahatma Gandhis statue at Parliament Square and have come over a mile to India House to commemorate this historic occasion ? 70 years of Indian independence? we celebrate the massive achievements and great strides that India has made in the last seven decades,” Sinha said.”We wanted to do something symbolic and different to mark this milestone. And, what could be more symbolic than a run from Parliament Square opposite Big Ben to the Indian High Commission with such a large crowd of enthusiastic Indians,” he said, adding that the Freedom Run symbolises Indias fight for “freedom from corruption and freedom from poverty”.The group of Freedom Runners chanted slogans of “Jai Hind”, “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram” as they made their way past iconic London monuments including the Big Ben, London Eye, Scotland Yard headquarters and Waterloo Bridge.”It is the symbolism of starting at the seat of British democracy before midnight and culminating at India Place after midnight,” added Dinesh K Patnaik, the deputy Indian high commissioner of India to the UK.advertisementThe event, organised by the Indian High Commission in London, was aimed at bringing together the Indian community from across Britain to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and is likely to become an annual feature to mark Independence Day.PTI AK UZMlast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp cannot rule out new Sturridge deal

October 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp cannot rule out new Sturridge dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp cannot rule out handing Daniel Sturridge a new deal.The 29-year-old striker’s future on Merseyside was expected to end in the summer after a failed spell on loan at West Brom in the second half of last season.But an impressive pre-season spell saw him keep his place this season and he has scored four goals despite making just five starts across all competitions.On whether Klopp could look to hand the England frontman a new deal to keep him at the club beyond the summer of 2019, he said: “We don’t talk about things like that. Nothing to say. “As long as the boys are here then anything is possible.” last_img read more

Port Canaveral to Get New MultiPurpose Cargo Berth

October 23, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgzoom Florida’s Port Canaveral has received a green light for the construction of a new multi-purpose cargo berth from the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners.The commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with building a new North Cargo Berth 8 (NCB8) to accommodate a growing cargo portfolio that includes commercial spacecraft components.With a 900-foot seawall and planned 100-foot pier extension, the berth will be capable of handling 850-foot ships. It will be constructed with a 2,000 lbs. per-square-foot capacity and dredged to a depth of -35 ft (MLLW).Under a USD 17.9 million dollar contract, Florida-based Orion Marine Group of Tampa will undertake the construction of the bulkhead and seawall, relieving platform and dredging.Construction is expected to begin in March 2018 with a scheduled completion of the entire project targeted for mid-2019.“We are experiencing the highest demand for bulkhead space in the history of our port. Prudent development of cargo sites to maximize their use is critically important to meet the growing needs of today, while building our capabilities for the future,” Captain John Murray, port CEO, said.“This new multi-purpose berth will enhance our ability to manage cargo opportunities being driven by the rapid economic growth in Central Florida,” Murray added.last_img read more

Assembly of First Nations greets Liberal agenda rhetoric with skepticism

October 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. – The Liberal commitment to recognizing and reinforcing Indigenous rights faced a major litmus test Tuesday as a special gathering of the Assembly of First Nations embarked on a close, critical look at whether Justin Trudeau’s government truly has their best interests at heart.“We called this special chiefs assembly because there is so much happening. Several pieces of legislation are coming at us and we want to be sure First Nations benefit from all of them,” National Chief Perry Bellegarde told participants as the two-day event got underway.“We want to be sure any legislation respects our rights and doesn’t impact in a negative way our treaty rights or our Aboriginal rights and title.”One key focus is the government’s rights recognition and implementation framework Trudeau announced in February, billing it as a significant turning point towards the recognition of Indigenous rights and in fixing Canadian laws, policies and practices.But questions remain on how the framework will be structured, how it will impact treaties, bands and reserves and how it will fit with the federal government’s stated intention to “move beyond the Indian Act,” Bellegarde said.“Recognition of our inherent right to self-determination — that’s what we’ve got to get to. That policy is so important.”He also made the point that it’s far from clear whether Trudeau will continue to be prime minister after October 2019.“It could be Prime Minister Jagmeet Singh. It could be Prime Minister Scheer. It could be Prime Minister Elizabeth) May, who knows?”The day’s plenary sessions examined several bills currently making their way through Parliament, including legislation to protect Aboriginal languages, ensure safe drinking water on reserves, and even the Cannabis Act, the government’s much-discussed plan to legalize marijuana.Delegates also debated the merits of ongoing environmental and regulatory reviews, as well as Bill C-262, a private member’s bill that aims to ensure Canada’s laws are in harmony with the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples.As discussions got underway Tuesday, a number chiefs raised concerns that consultations on the framework promised by Trudeau have been lacking and that legislation on rights and Indigenous languages are being rushed in order to see them passed before the 2019 election.Others expressed distrust of the federal government, dismissing Trudeau’s frequent promises of a new nation-to-nation approach as little more than empty platitudes. Trudeau himself is scheduled to speak to the assembly Wednesday.Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, insisted Tuesday that no final decisions have been made on the rights recognition and implementation framework, which she said has yet to be even written.“We know that the process isn’t perfect and we welcome any advice. We want your communities to know that and we want to continue to improve how we engage,” Bennett told the delegates.“The era of Ottawa determining how and when and where your rights are implemented is over, and you need to hear from me directly: nothing will be imposed.”Bennett said she recognizes the government needs to get out of the affairs of Indigenous nations and “disentangle from the colonial practices of the Indian Act.”“We’re still working hard to prove that we are in no way on any ‘white paper’ path. We are determined to work with you on a path to vibrant, proud Indigenous nations that are in charge of their lives and their land. This is the opposite of assimilation.”Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer took the podium later in the day, striking a conciliatory tone — “open hearts and open minds,” he said — and taking pains to accuse Trudeau’s Liberals of being all talk, no action on Indigenous issues.“Building that trust and mutual respect comes from listening to the Indigenous people of Canada, comes from opening a dialogue and that’s what I’m here to do today,” Scheer said.“As a country we must do more than just speak words. It’s time for us to work together and achieve meaningful and measurable results.”NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh highlighted his party’s long-standing commitment to forwarding and promoting Indigenous issues.He, too, took aim at Trudeau’s Indigenous rhetoric, saying consultations on substantive legislative changes have not respected the notion of “free prior and informed consent.”“A truly nation-to-nation relationship and consultation doesn’t mean symbolic or paternalistic consultation,”he said. “It doesn’t mean you consult when government has already decided the results of the process.”Chiefs and delegates raised their own concerns about the progress of government’s framework and questioned how they are being respected as sovereign nations if their rights are being enshrined in legislation over which they have no direct control.A detailed resolution calling on government to comprehensively engage with and consult First Nations on the framework was met with so many amendments and concerns from the floor it was tabled for later discussion. Chiefs met in a huddle in the evening to discuss how to proceed with the resolution when it is brought back for a vote Wednesday.last_img read more

The Latest Widower stunned by allegations against doctor

October 13, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on wrongful death lawsuits filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medicine to near-death hospital patients (all times local):2:20 p.m.An Ohio man says he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife’s hospital death last year was caused by a doctor’s order for a fatal dose of pain medication.David Austin, of Columbus, says he called the ambulance after his wife, Bonnie Austin, complained of trouble breathing in September.A lawsuit alleges the 64-year-old woman was killed negligently or intentionally when she was given the painkiller fentanyl and a powerful sedative ordered by a doctor who said she was brain-dead.The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Dr. William Husel (HYOO’-suhl), Mount Carmel Health System, a pharmacist and a nurse.Austin said Wednesday he felt “like somebody kicked me in the chest” when he learned of the allegations months after his wife’s death.___10:45 a.m.An attorney says a second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering that near-death hospital patients get potentially fatal doses of pain medicine.The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System announced this week it has fired the doctor, notified authorities and removed 20 employees from patient care pending review.The new lawsuit alleges 64-year-old Bonnie Austin, of Columbus, was killed negligently or intentionally in September when she was given the painkiller fentanyl and a powerful sedative ordered by a doctor who said she was brain-dead.The lawsuit was filed against Dr. William Husel (HYOO’-suhl), Mount Carmel, a pharmacist and a nurse.Court records list no attorney for Husel, and phone numbers linked to him haven’t accepted calls.The Associated Presslast_img read more