The Indonesian Navy welcomed its first South Korean-built built Type 209/1400 submarine KRI Nagapasa at its naval base in Surabaya on August 28.Nagapasa arrived to Indonesia from South Korea where it was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) as the country’s first export submarine.The formal delivery ceremony took place on August 2 in South Korea.The submarine is the first of three units in its class built under a US$1,1 billion contract signed between DSME and Indonesian defense ministry in 2011. The first two vessels will be built in South Korea while the last vessel will be built by the Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL in Surabaya, Indonesia, under a technology transfer program.Indonesia already operates two smaller Type 209 submarines, Type 209/1300 KRI Cakra and KRI Nanggala, built by German Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft over 30 years ago.The more modern Nagapasa-class submarines are 61 meters long, displace 1,400 tonnes and are operated by a crew of 40 sailors. The vessel has an operating range of approximately 10,000 nautical miles and reaches a speed of 21 knots while submerged. Indonesia’s first Type 209/1400 submarine KRI Nagapasa arrives from South Korea Share this article View post tag: DSME View post tag: KRI Nagapasa View post tag: Type 209/1400 View post tag: Indonesian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Indonesia’s first Type 209/1400 submarine KRI Nagapasa arrives from South Korea August 29, 2017 Authorities
Tag: 南京夜网 Shot, Cauayan local lands in hospital
As of this writing, officers of the Cauayanmunicipal police station have yet to identify the suspect and the motive in theincident. /PN The victim was rushed to the CauayanDistrict Hospital but was later transferred to the Corazon Locsin MontelibanoMemorial Regional Hospital here for medical treatment. Resident Sunny Rivera, 50, sustainedgunshot wounds on the left hand and left chest, police said. BACOLOD City – A man was shot inBarangay Poblacion, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. According to police investigators,Rivera was transporting bamboo poles on his cart when he was shot by anunidentified suspect around 5:45 p.m. on March 2.
0Shares0000Chelsea’s defender Marcos Alonso celebrates after he scored their second goal against Tottenham Hotspur on August 20, 2017© AFP Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 20 – Tottenham Hotspur made a losing start to life as Wembley’s full-time tenants after Marcos Alonso’s double earned Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory on Sunday.The Spaniard struck either side of a late Michy Batshuayi own goal to get Chelsea back to winning ways after their opening 3-2 loss at home to Burnley and end Spurs’ club-record run of 14 successive home wins. Spurs went unbeaten throughout their final league campaign at White Hart Lane, but struggled at Wembley in the Champions League and have now lost eight of the last 10 matches they have played there.Mauricio Pochettino’s men appeared to have avoided the worst when Batshuayi put through his own goal in the 82nd minute, only for Hugo Lloris’s feeble attempt at a save to gift Alonso the winner two minutes from time.For Spurs, who are playing at Wembley while White Hart Lane is rebuilt, it was a first home defeat in the league since a 2-1 loss to Southampton in May 2016.Having endured a deeply trying start to the season, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will hope victory over the team his side pipped to the title last season will bring some much-needed positivity back to Stamford Bridge.The Italian celebrated Alonso’s winner with characteristic abandon on the touchline, thoughts of his side’s transfer window struggles and his long stand-off with want-away striker Diego Costa seemingly banished.Chelsea’s list of absentees — suspended pair Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas, injury victim Eden Hazard and the exiled Costa — moved Conte to adopt an unfamiliar 3-5-1-1 system, with David Luiz anchoring the midfield.He also gave a debut to £40 million ($51.5 million, 43.8 million euros) new signing Tiemoue Bakayoko, who produced a leggy 90-minute showing in his first appearance since arriving from French champions Monaco.– Kane hits post –Chelsea’s striker Michy Batshuayi (2ndL) scores an own goal during an English Premier League football match against Tottenham Hotspur on August 20, 2017Alvaro Morata should have crowned his full Chelsea debut with an early goal, only to head wide from seven yards when Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross picked him out unmarked, but in the 24th minute his side did go ahead.Chelsea were awarded a free-kick after Dele Alli clipped Luiz and from a position 25 yards from goal, slightly to the right of centre, Alonso arced a magnificent shot into the top-right corner.Harry Kane, Alli and Mousa Dembele had all threatened for Spurs prior to Chelsea’s opener and after falling behind, they dominated the rest of the first half.Kane bent a shot against the base of the right-hand post after cutting inside Andreas Christensen from Alli’s pass, while Ben Davies saw a swerving effort from range clubbed away by the diving Thibaut Courtois.The hosts could count themselves unfortunate to be behind, but they were also a little lucky to keep 11 men on the field after Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen escaped with yellow cards for ugly fouls on Luiz and Victor Moses.With Chelsea’s back three becoming more of a back five, they successfully held Spurs at bay in the second half and came close to adding a second goal when Willian’s low drive came skidding back off the post.Spurs thought they had rescued a point with eight minutes remaining when Batshuayi, who had only been on the pitch for four minutes, inadvertently headed Christian Eriksen’s free-kick into his own net.But six minutes later, Alonso picked up a loose ball in midfield and swapped passes with substitute Pedro before drilling a low shot beneath Lloris to give Chelsea victory.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Tag: 南京夜网 Storm Surge Carries Huge Boulders
(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A typhoon carried 180-ton rocks 150 feet up a beach—the largest transport recorded in recent times.Watch the video clip in a story on Live Science titled “Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches.” The scene is pretty scary. Waves destroy a house in seconds in an eyewitness video of the “super typhoon” Haiyan that struck the Philippines in November, 2013. With sustained winds of 195 mph and powerful surges of sea water, the storm carried limestone boulders the size of stretch limos as far as 600 feet inland, and 30 feet uphill. One 30-foot stone estimated weighing 180 tons was carried along the beach 150 feet.“If we didn’t know this occurred from a typhoon, people would have started drawing tsunami maps,” said Andrew Kennedy, a coastal engineer at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana who counted hundreds of boulders during a damage survey soon after Haiyan hit. “There are so many, and they went so far.“How could a common typhoon have the power of a tsunami? A mechanism identified in the 1950s was apparently responsible: infragravity waves.Robert Weiss, a coastal scientist at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, modeled Haiyan’s waves and storm surge, concluding that rare, tsunami-like waves called infragravity waves were responsible for scattering the huge boulders like they were seashells. This kind of wave forms when ordinary wave sets — the groupings coveted by surfers — merge into one large, long-period wave at steep drop-offs close to shore.This will make it difficult for investigators of prehistoric storm damage to distinguish between the two mechanisms, but it also underscores the tremendous power of moving water.Instant CanyonsAnother example of rapid change from moving water can be seen today in the northwest US. CMI posted an article from 2002 by John Morris, geologist with ICR, about a canyon near Walla Walla, Washington that formed in six days. Initially 10 feet deep and 6 feet wide, it grew to 1,500 feet long, 120 feet deep and 120 feet wide when water was diverted into it back in 1926. Five million cubic feet of material were removed in less than a week.The eruption of Mt. St. Helens also showed the power of fluid motion. A mudflow in 1982 carved a “miniature Grand Canyon” at 1/40th scale through sediments laid down by the initial 1980 eruption (see ICR article). These canyons were observed to form in a matter of hours or days, but it’s also probable that other canyons were formed rapidly before observers were present. It is now thought that Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon, for example, was carved quickly by water that breached ice dams, then eroded through rock weakened by hydrothermal activity (Yellowstone.net).Mars CanyonOn Mars, the major canyon system Valles Marineris is long enough to stretch across the United States. Arizona’s Grand Canyon would fit in one of its tributaries. Just this week, geologists presented evidence that it was carved by glaciers. According to Space.com, researchers using data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggested the glacial origin due to high concentrations of jarosite, a rock that only forms on Earth in very acidic water. “Getting an evaporating pool of water halfway up a 3-mile-high cliff is tricky, and the more we looked into the geologic context surrounding the deposit, the less likely a liquid water origin seemed,” one geologist said. Remote sensing also detected evidence of opal in the canyon walls.These stories indicate that changes can happen quickly under the right conditions. “Mr. Slow-and-Gradual” Charles Lyell did not know about infragravity waves. Catastrophism became much more widely accepted a century after him, but his doctrine of millions of years of gradualism continues to infect popular thinking. It also played a major role in Charles Darwin’s views of evolution.Arizona’s Grand Canyon is often still portrayed as a result of slow-and-gradual deposition of sediments. The Tapeats Sandstone, though—the bottom layer of sediments above the Great Unconformity—is littered with house-size boulders. The observational experience with Typhoon Haiyan should indicate the amount of flood surge power required to transport these boulders; it sure wasn’t some spring shower. There are also major folds in the Tapeats, some of them continuing up into other formations above. One fold at Carbon Canyon upturned the sandstone 90 degrees. These folds must have occurred rapidly when the sediments were still soft, because there is no sign of cracking.What will it take to get science out of the rut dug by Charles Lyell? Reinforcement by the media and simplistic interpretive programs have deepened that rut into a canyon that’s hard to get out of. But we should, to get a better overview of the landscape.
Africa’s growth trajectory remains positive despite the current global economic turmoil, with sub-Saharan Africa set to grow at more than 5% over the coming decade, Brand South Africa said as international business and political leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the World Economic Forum on Africa.“Africa offers the highest returns on investment of any region and is home to seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world,” Brand South Africa said in a statement on Thursday.The Economist projects that WEF Africa host Ethiopia’s economy will grow at 8.1% between 2011 and 2015, making it the third-fastest growing economy in the world.Over the last decade, the continent’s economic output has tripled, while sub-Saharan Africa’s grow over the coming decade, at a projected average 5%, would make the continent second only to emerging Asia as the fastest-growing region in the world.Yet, according to Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola, Africans “have not defined their economies and growth prospects to the world, but have allowed international bankers, political analysts and credit ratings agencies to take the initiative and write up – or sometimes belittle – the African growth story”.Africans ‘more confident in their continent’Speaking in Addis Ababa on Thursday, Matola said Africans were now demonstrating greater confidence in their continent.“According to recent Ernst & Young research, three of the top five fastest-growing investors into new projects in Africa between 2003-2011 were the African economic powerhouses – South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya,” Matola said.South African investment into Africa grew at a rate of 64.8% in this period.Regarding the various factors behind Africa’s phenomenal growth since the turn of the century, Matola said these included greater democratisation and stability, economic reform, urbanisation, improved uptake of ICT and financial services, a younger, growing and more affluent population, and the ongoing resources boom.According to Matola, the world is slowly waking up to the massive projects under way to build new roads, rail, ports and other infrastructure to link previously isolated countries and regions – to be accompanied by the expansion of free trade areas which will eventually encompass the whole continent.South Africa ‘pushing African investment, integration’To encourage further continental growth, South Africa is orientating its government policies, regulations and institutions to support African investment and integration.“Over the last decade South Africa has been the leading foreign direct investor in Africa, though it is now being joined by China and other developing nations,” Matola said. “Now our state institutions have been authorised to invest – particularly in infrastructure and industrialisation.”The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), South Africa’s state-owned development finance institution, has expanded its remit to include African investment and has established relationships with development finance institutions and regional forums in 34 African countries.The IDC will consider new or existing companies within Africa with funding needs of up to R1-billion (US$125-million).South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) – which mainly manages government workers’ pensions and has over R1-trillion ($125-billion) in funds – has set 10% of its funds aside for international investment, half of which will be in Africa.Of this, 40%-60% (up to $3.8-billion) will be earmarked for private equity.Most pessimistic ‘the ones not doing business here’According to the recently released Ernst & Young 2012 Africa Attractiveness Survey, foreign direct investment projects in Africa grew 27% between 2010 and 2011.“Unsurprisingly, the report found that people already doing business in Africa were extremely positive,” Matola said.“There are lingering negative perceptions – but only among those who are not yet doing business in Africa. Executives who don’t do business here, those who have the least exposure – and one presumes the least knowledge – are the most negative about Africa.”To participate in the African growth story, Matola said South Africa was investing heavily to improve its competitiveness and reduce unemployment.“Over the next few years we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars on regional and South African infrastructure. This will enhance our advanced network of roads, ports, rail and communication networks which offer a trade link for the landlocked countries in southern Africa to the world, making South Africa a regional transhipment hub for sub-Saharan Africa.”Integrated Africa ‘on the way’According to Matola, no country in Africa can reach its full potential by working in isolation.“As South Africa, we will leverage our membership of BRICS [the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping] to increase trade and investment into Africa and support the African agenda.“African countries should also promote their regional as well as their national advantages,” Matola said. “Investors are very excited about the pending 26-nation free trade area covering Southern, Central and East Africa.“By June 2014, nearly 60% of the economy of Africa, with a combined GDP of $1-trillion and encompassing 600-million people, will be a single free trade area.“Already we are creating the urban development corridors, the networks of interlocking regional infrastructure, and the reducing the non-tariff barriers which will unlock these huge markets.”South Africa, with its sophisticated and well-regulated banks, capital markets and services sectors, is being used as a deal-making, financial and professional services hub for the entire region to provide access to capital for African businesses and support inward investment and trade.Matola said there was an uplifting optimism in the air of Ethiopia’s capital.“There is a strong feeling that the continental progress in good governance and the more than decade-long growth spurt can be made sustainable. African countries and businesses seeking investment must tell their own story – or risk being misunderstood by potential investors and supporters.“Africa’s time has come,” Matola said. “It’s time the world knew.” Source: Mediaclub South Africa
Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Some people avoid change. They wait too long to decide to change and suffer the consequences or pretend to change without any meaningful difference in what they do day-to-day. For any number of reasons, be it apathy, complacency, negligence, or not wanting to deal with the work required of real change, they maintain the status quo for too long. To help them, you may need to find leverage points that help compel change.Revenue Risks:When your dream client waits too long to make some necessary change, one of the risks is lost revenue.I once spent three years trying to convince a client to change. They resisted my advice, believing things hadn’t changed. Then they won and lost four new clients within eight weeks because they failed to make the investment I advised them to make. The revenue they lost was not unsubstantial, but when you look at through the lens of lifetime value, it was enormous. Worse, it was unnecessary.Lost revenue can be an effective lever when it is indeed a risk, and when you can meticulously explain why and how your dream client is going to lose it. That said, most of us learn the most important lessons the hard way.Profit Risks:A variation on financial leverage. Sometimes lost profit is more of a motivation to change than revenue, profit being something better than revenue in most cases (revenue is vanity, profit is sanity).A company I know lost $7,000 per hour when their machinery was down. They struggled with the idea of investing in means that would provide an insurance policy, even though the investment was a fraction of what they lost. Instead, they just wanted the machines to keep running. Sadly, wanting things to be some other way than they are without changing is a recipe for suffering.In the end, they invested. Protecting their profit was enough to compel change. What does it cost to maintain the status quo?Market Share Risks:Slow movers can lose market share. The taxi industry is giving up revenue to Uber and Lyft right now. Had there never been an Uber or a Lyft, that income would have belonged to taxis. If there had never been an Amazon.com, Brian and Jane would still be selling me books, but sadly, they closed up shop. Local bookstores are essential, and you should visit them as often as you can.You will find people for whom market share is a metric worth protecting, worth investing in, and worth growing. In some cases, the client is involved in a “land grab,” a contest to capture more ground faster than their competitors can. Some senior leaders have shared with me their goals to exceed the market’s average growth rate, a way to ensure they are growing not only sales but also their share of the overall market. If the market increases by 4% in a given year, they want 12% growth.Risks to market share provide powerful leverage when that metric is important to your dream client. What are the risks of losing ground?Enterprise Value:Mistakes and missteps that cause stock prices to drop results in decline in the value of the enterprise. Some people are compensated on such metrics measure their success by the overall value of the enterprise. Even though measurements like shareholder value are now falling out of fashion, I am incredulous that these financial metrics will disappear. The value of the enterprise is one way to assess how a team is doing managing the enterprise.Companies go to great lengths to sustain and improve their stock prices and the value of the enterprise. If something puts the value of the enterprise at risk, you have the leverage to compel that change. Larger, publicly-traded companies are full of people who care about these financial metrics.Some people wish to avoid negative consequences and are compelled by positive improvements—or at least staying the same.Positional Risks:The person or people you are working with may be averse to losing their position, their status, or sometimes their employment.This is not leverage easy to use unless your contact hands it to you themselves. It is mostly unspoken, but those who pay attention and read between the lines can perceive their concerns. If a person believes they’re going to personally lose their role, their position, or their status, their willingness to make change increases.Be wary of using this leverage. It often comes with more risks than benefits. Instead, focus on how you can help your contacts succeed.Execution Risks:Because you are here, you probably work in sales. If this is true, you run into people and companies that are not executing because of something they need to change, know they need to change but have refused to change. Because they have been heretofore unwilling to change, they cannot execute effectively.The implication of an execution risk might result in one or more of all of these risks. It could also result in lost clients, who, after patiently waiting for their partner to produce a result, gives up and moves on.All of these are leverage points that compel change. They are also genuine threats to your clients and your dream client’s businesses. The leverage that comes from adverse outcomes and negative consequences is a heavy stick, and it isn’t something you should use to bludgeon people. Your sales bedside manner matters, and it pays to be a diplomat, one who can have a difficult conversation without causing the other person to feel the need to defend themselves.
Brighton defender Dunk: Hughton up with the bestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton defender Lewis Dunk says manager Chris Hughton is among the best in the country.Dunk praised Hughton’s management style and explained the ways in which he has helped him to improve since arriving on the south coast in 2014.He said, “I’ve had a few managers at this club, and he’s definitely up there with the best I’ve had in my career.“It’s massive to have him at the club. He’s been massive for my development, I think I’ve come on leaps and bounds since he’s been in charge. I’ve become more and more consistent and he’s calmed me down as a player.“A few years ago I was getting a lot of bookings and I’ve calmed down recently. That’s probably down to talking to and learning off him, because he was a defender too.“He’s taken this club to the next level after it had had been trying to reach the Premier League for a long time. For him to actually do it is a great achievement for the club and the whole city. It’s a massive credit to him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The potential for career development, job creation, and business opportunities, resulting from the multi-billion dollar Global Logistics Hub initiative is again being underscored by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.State Minister, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, who spoke on the subject during her 2013/14 Sectoral Debate presentation in Parliament on Tuesday, June 25, said the hub is anticipated to generate career opportunities for unskilled, skilled, and highly skilled professionals in a number of industries.These include: aerospace and aviation: maintenance, repair, and overhaul for airplanes; biotech and pharmaceutical; fashion and apparel; information and communication technology (ICT); chemicals and petrochemicals; entertainment and media; furniture and furnishings; automotive; marine and offshore – dry docking: ship and oil rig repair; logistics and shipping; food, beverage, and hospitality; and retail and fast moving consumer goodsActual jobs expected to be generated, she said, include: warehousing and warehouse management; graphic design; legal services; engineering; food preparation and food processing; accounting; and intellectual property monitoring and management, among others.The State Minister also pointed to a “new wave” of entrepreneurship activity for the micro, small and medium-size enterprise (MSME) sector. She contended that: “the logistics hub will not only transform our society in a comprehensive way, but will also be a catalyst for new business development in this country.”“But, to benefit from the opportunities the industry will bring, we need to equip ourselves with the necessary skills, knowledge, and the business development support. The Logistics Task Force has joined with the learning institutions to make sure that persons are trained for the upcoming jobs,” Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams said.Contact: Douglas McIntosh
zoomImage Courtesy: Royal Caribbean A crane incident involving the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas in the Grand Bahama Shipyard would impact Royal Caribbean Cruises’ 2019 earnings.The Miami-based cruise major has updated its full year adjusted EPS guidance to a range of USD 9.65 to USD 9.85 per share, which includes negative impacts of USD 0.25 related to the incident and around USD 0.25 as a result of a stronger dollar and higher fuel prices versus the January guidance.The company unveiled the expected impact as part of its first quarter of 2019 financial report, adding that its net income for the quarter increased to USD 249.7 million from a net income of USD 218.7 million reported a year earlier. The improvement was mainly driven by increased revenue from the company’s global brands.“We are very pleased to report another record-breaking quarter and to be driving towards record earnings for the year,” Jason T. Liberty, executive vice president and CFO, said.Gross yields were up 10.8% and net yields increased by 9.3% in constant-currency, higher than the January guidance due to better than anticipated demand for onboard experiential products and activities as well as strong close in demand.“Net revenue yields in the first quarter beat our previous guidance and are expected to do so for the rest of the year as well. Overall, the company’s booked position remains at a record level in both rate and volume,” the company said.Additionally, better than expected performance below the line, mainly due to better than expected performance from the company’s joint ventures, contributed to the first quarter’s positive performance.To remind, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was undergoing maintenance at the Grand Bahama Shipyard when the accident involving the drydock caused two construction cranes to collapse on the stern of the ship on April 1, 2019.“The damage to the ship was extensive and the ship had to go to a dock in Europe for repairs. As a result, the ship was taken out of service for almost a month and is expected to return back to service for its normally scheduled May 5, 2019 sailing,” Royal Caribbean said.