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Active’s main business is general sales agency for airlines; it represents the 18 carriers managed by Leisure Cargo, along with Aeroflot, Coyne Airways, Olympic Air and Rossyia.In its new role for NEO, Active will act as a local contact point for enquiries, and will add NEO’s charter capabilities to its service portfolio.Says Active’s MD Ton Smulders: “There are strong synergies between a charter broker and a GSSA like Active. Most charter business originates through a freight forwarder, and this is precisely our own customer base – to whom we can now offer a valuable extra dimension to our service. Significantly, NEO pledges always to respect the forwarder’s role in the charter chain, and this also fits well with our own close relationship with freight agents.”In addition, freight agents often request our assistance in securing capacity for large or outsize shipments; whenever possible, we channel this business through our own client carriers. But sometimes we need to call upon the services of charter brokers and heavy lift carriers. Now, as agent for NEO, we have instant access to all the necessary knowledge, skills and capacity to satisfy any charter requirement to any location.”Says NEO Joint MD Stefan Kohlmann: “NEO already has agency agreements covering Poland, France and Austria. Our use of high-calibre agents like Active to provide sales coverage in key European markets provides a convenient local contact point.”Ton and his team have considerable experience in working with freighters, outsize loads and loading supervision, which will enable them to provide their customers with valuable guidance in the early stages of an enquiry.”www.neoaircharter.comwww.activeair.nlwww.globalcharteralliance.com
THE ANDALUCÍA regional government has awarded a joint venture of Cosfesa, Modecar and Ortiz a €28·6m contract to undertake civil works on the first section of a 12 km light rail route serving Alcalá de Guadaíra on the southeastern outskirts of Sevilla. Work is due to begin during the last quarter of 2007 and take 24 months to complete.The initial 3·3 km section runs through the town centre from Montecarmelo to Cabeza Hermosa, serving four intermediate stops. Park-and-ride facilities offering a total of 300 parking spaces are planned at each end of the route.A total of 21 bids have been received for a contract worth up to €53m to build the next 5 km with two intermediate stops from Cabeza Hermosa to Parque Tecnológico II, which makes use of a disused railway alignment. The final section will take the double-track 1 435 mm gauge route across the Sevilla city boundary.End-to-end journey time on the completed route will be 23 min.
EUROPE: Another 17 research projects with a combined value of €110·9m have been selected for financing under the 2017 Call for Proposals, the Shift2Rail joint undertaking announced on June 14. These will share up to €60·1m of EU co-financing under the multi-year research programme.The call for proposals had been issued in November, with a closing date of March 30. It attracted 60 applications from groups representing 412 organisations, with a total value of €192·8m. These applications were seeking co-financing totalling €136·5m, which was more than twice the €60·8m available.Describing the response as ‘a record high’, Executive Director Carlo M Borghini said the JU had worked with a team of independent experts to ensure ‘a timely and effective evaluation’ in order to select the winning applications. He hoped this would enable the new projects to get underway ‘not later than September 1’.The 27 Shift2Rail members submitted proposals under all seven of their reserved call topics with a total value of €91·4m; these will be co-funded up to €40·6m. The other 10 Open Call topics attracted 53 proposals requesting funding of €95·9m. Of these, 10 were selected to share the remaining €19·5m in this year’s budget.Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility & Transport at the European Commission, who chairs the S2R Governing Board, said he was ‘confident that the selected projects will contribute to the overall objectives of the S2R programme, offering innovative market-driven solutions to improve railways in Europe.’ Projects selected under the Shift2Rail 2017 call for proposals IPProjectCo-ordinatorTopicGrant, €m Member callCCAImpact-2DLRMonitoring of cross-modal transport chains 3·1 IP1PivotBombardierVehicle/track performance improvements3·4 IP2X2Rail-2Ansaldo STSDynamic train control and traffic management13·4 IP3In2StempoNetwork RailFuture stations, energy monitoring and power supply6·0 IP4ConnectiveIndraConnecting the digital transport ecosystem3·5 IP4CohesiveThalesIntegrated travel services demonstration1·8 IP5Fr8HubTrafikverketReal time information for rail freight4·4 Open callCCASMaRTEUniversity of LeedsSmart maintenance and the rail traveller experience0·8 IP1Mat4RailCidetecFire retardant composite materials3·5 IP1Run2RailUNIFEInnovative running gear2·7 IP2ASTRailInst Mario BoellaSatellite-based signalling & automation1·8 IP2EtalonUNIFEEnergy harvesting for signalling & communications1·7 IP3In2DreamsUNIFEIntelligent energy and asset management2·2 IP3FairStationsStalliSecure and accessible stations1·2 IP3MolintE-GeosMulti-scale monitoring of infrastructure threats0·6 IP4MyTrackUniv Politecnica de CatalunyaMy travel companion3·5 IP5OptiyardUICOptimised real-time yard management1·5
“Our message is keep as well and as safe as you can this winter. Enjoy the festivities over Christmas and New Year but stay safe, and if you are drinking alcohol, it’s important to remember your tolerance for alcohol may not be the same as others you’re drinking with. Try not to exceed your limits. Have a plan to get home if you are out and about. “During the recent spell of freezing temperatures we experienced an influx in attendances and admissions at the Emergency Department due to slips and falls, many resulting in broken bones. Take care, be cautious walking or driving in icy or wet weather. Wear appropriate footwear and wrap up warm and if weather is extreme only make essential journeys.“We want everyone to stay safe so they can enjoy Christmas and New Year holidays and keep well in the winter period.” During the Christmas and New Year holiday time there are options to access health care or health care advice. Out of GP practice hours you can call 111 to speak to NHS staff who will advise you on the most appropriate action. You may be directed to self-care, a pharmacy, the GP Out of Hours service, Out of Hours dentist, or to attend the Emergency Department. When GP, dental practices and pharmacies are closed call 111, or in the event of an emergency or broken bones you should come to the Emergency Department or dial 999. Peter Armstrong, Emergency Department Consultant said: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInNHS Dumfries and Galloway are urging people to keep well and stay safe this winter and highlighting especially the Christmas and New Year holiday time.
The Tents going up at Crocketford Gala earlier this week. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe 2019 Crocketford Gala wich was due to be held tomorrow Sunday the 11th of August 2019 has been cancelled. Organisers of the highly popular communit event stated earlier today “It is with very hearts that we’ve had to make the decision to cancel this years (2019) Crocketford Gala.The fields used tomorrow are already very wet for vehicles and the forecast for tomorrow is for heavy rain. We must look at the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors and for this reason, we have made the decision to cancel.We’ve also had a number of acts/businesses saying that they cannot attend due to weather (which we understand) and we don’t want people to be disappointed that the gala is not up to its usual standard!We would like to thank all of our supporters and hope to see you all next year on a much dryer and sunnier day!Thanks for your understanding, please spread the word. Crocketford Gala Committee”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA call out from The Stove Network has gone out this week asking for expressions of interest from creative practitioners in Dumfries & Galloway to take part in a COVID-transition project called ‘Atlas Pandemica: Maps to a Kinder World’.The outcome from the project will be a blueprint proposing possible ways forward for the Dumfries & Galloway community following the global pandemic. A team of eight practitioners will work together on a series of action research projects looking at themes which include decision making, food, travel, communities, the public sphere, diversity, hospitality and the natural world.The project is being supported by The Scottish Government, funding from the ‘Supporting Communities Fund’ will allow The Stove to commission people from the creative sector in Dumfries & Galloway to research local responses to COVID-19 and work with the community to see how these could be applicable in a post-COVID future. Freelancers in the Creative Industries sector have been one of groups worst hit by the COVID lockdown and the project will provide much needed work through these commissions.Matt Baker, co-curator of the project commented: “We have all seen amazing community responses to the Covid pandemic locally, through individual acts of kindness by neighbours to highly organised initiatives in villages and towns. We’re looking to capture the essence of those projects, through the work of the artists, and work with the people involved to see how these ideas could be developed further for the future.The crisis has shone a light on the distinction between centralized government initiatives and the way that communities are working to help themselves. It’s important that the future for Dumfries and Galloway contains the right balance between those different approaches.”The Atlas Pandemica project is a recognition of the role that the arts and creativity have played in the region over recent years. Projects such as the Midsteeple Quarter show how creative activity can lead to full scale community-led regeneration project that benefit the local population. The Stove Network recently published the Embers report which explores creative placemaking in Dumfries & Galloway and profiles successful examples of community-led regeneration projects which span the region. Atlas Pandemica will build on the foundations of this work and aim to point the way to a locally driven future built upon the unique qualities of Dumfries & Galloway.Applications for Atlas Pandemica are open now and expressions of interest are sought from people of all walks of life who use creativity in their work, including visual artists, filmmakers, writers, performers, chefs, producers, designers, researchers, carers, therapists or teachers. More information and how to apply is available by visiting www.thestove.org
Share Share Tweet No left turn on Steber street, when travelling west on Piveteau StreetThe Traffic Department of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has erected several new traffic signs in Pottersville, Roseau in an effort to ease traffic congestion.Acting Superintendent of Police, Richmond Valentine says these signs are as a result of a recent survey conducted by the Police Force which revealed that there was too much traffic congestion in the Pottersville area.“Coming out of that survey, a number of things were recommended. It was realized that in an effort to make it easier for emergency vehicles, Steber Street would have to be a one way street. Also to provide easy access to motorists travelling north out of the City, it was realized that Steber Street had to be a one way street,” Valentine explained.As a result of these new changes, motorists can only proceed onto Steber Street in a northerly direction when traveling from the south.To facilitate the flow of one way traffic on Steber Street, several new traffic signs were placed on St Johnston Avenue, Steber Street, Potters Street, Piveteau Street and Goodwill Road.“From the West Bridge you will continue to take a left towards the gas station and Miniya’s 7-11. Motorists will continue travelling north along Steber Street and as they move along there will be accompanying signs to complement the one way traffic,” Sergeant Julien Laurent stated.Laurent noted that motorists travelling west on Piveteau Street will not be allowed to turn west unto Steber Street. No left turn on Steber street, when travelling west on Piveteau Street“As a result of that, we have put a no left turn sign in place to indicate to motorists that they should not turn left”.Laurent informed that upon reaching the intersection, motorists should continue in a westerly direction or take a right turn unto Steber Street. “Now if you are travelling east on Piveteau Street coming from Elliot Avenue or coming from Wilson and Wilson [Supermarket], on reaching the intersection of Potters Street, motorist will not be allowed to turn left onto Potters Street. As we say now, Potters Street is now one way traffic travelling only in a southerly direction. On reaching that intersection, there is a no left turn sign placed the side of the road, indicating to motorists that they should not turn left,” Laurent further explained.Motorists travelling west on Federation Drive, Goodwill will not be allowed to enter onto Steber Street as obtained previously. This is the intersection at the bottom of Federation Drive in the vicinity of Nagico Insurance.“For vehicular traffic traveling south on Goodwill Road, on approaching the Steber Street intersection, there are two no right turn signs indicating to motorists that they should not turn right into Steber Street. There is one on the left and one on the right side. On seeing the signs they should continue straight ahead south towards the City and not turn right onto Steber Street. All these signs are to complement the one way traffic on Steber Street,” Laurent stated.When travelling south on Federation Drive, no motorist should enter onto Steber StreetPotters Street is now a one way street and as such one can only travel south on Potters Street. Motorists travelling south on Goodwill Road are advised to turn right on Potters Street if they want to access the nearby supermarkets. There is a short grace period so that motorist can get familiar with these new traffic signs. However, after the grace period has elapsed, there will be a fine of $75.00 for entering a no left or right turn and a fine of $100.00 for breaking a no entry sign.– / 25 LocalNews New signs erected to ease traffic congestion by: Dominica Vibes News – March 22, 2016 Share 732 Views one comment Sharing is caring!
Share Share 1561 Views one comment LocalNews Police clarifies identity of suspected homicide victim by: Dominica Vibes News – May 30, 2017 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has clarified that the victim of a suspected homicide in Roseau on 27 May 2017 was Fabian George, 38, of Massacre and not Junior James of St. Joseph as was reported earlier this week.Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno.Baptiste reported to the media on Tuesday 30 May 2017 that the report “erroneously identified” Junior James as the victim of the suspected homicide and apologized to the general public for the error in the earlier release.Fabian George “sustained a wound to his lower abdomen” about 4 a.m. on Saturday May 27, 2017 in Roseau.“The incident occurred on River Bank in Roseau in the vicinity of an area locally known as Washington,” Jno. Baptiste reported.George was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was medically examined and subsequently pronounced dead by a medical doctor.“A coroner’s inquest will be convened. Investigations are ongoing,” Inspector Jno Baptiste said. Anyone with information which can assist the police with investigations into the suspected homicide of Fabien Goerge are encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone numbers 266-5164, 266-5165 and 266-5119 or Crime Stoppers Dominica at telephone numbers 1-800-8477.
Tweet Share LocalNewsSports Sports Coordinator hopes U15 cricket training will bring hope to players post Hurricane Maria by: Dominica Vibes News – October 27, 2017 Sharing is caring! 84 Views one comment Share Share Mr. Trevor Shillingford; Sports Coordinator (file photo)Sports Coordinator in the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment, Trevor Shillingford is hopeful that upcoming cricket training sessions for under 15 cricketers will have a positive impact on participants after Hurricane Maria. Shillingford, who was speaking to Dominica Vibe on Thursday 26 October 2017, stated that many of the youth were negatively affected by the storm. “We think it is a very good way of getting our young people active after a number of them would have experienced Hurricane Maria and that would have some sort of negative impact on them. So we feel that getting them back active in something positive, it could serve as a positive distraction from all that they have experienced, and we feel that the training session will assist with that,” he explained. He went on to state that they are looking forward to the sessions and training the team to properly represent Dominica at the tournament in December. “We are really looking forward to engaging our young boys in the training session and hopefully they will be in a positon to give proper representation to Dominica at the Windward Islands Under-15 Tournament,” Shillingford further added. Twenty eight were chosen for the training sessions, after which a team of thirteen will be selected to travel to St. Vincent for the tournament in December.