Berkeley’s MD is in ‘buy’ mode

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Government defends decision to allow cruise ships to visit St Kitts-Nevis

first_img Oct 16, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris said much consideration and deliberation had taken place over a two-week period before the go ahead had been given for the visits of the ships – Rhapsody of the Seas and Vision of the Seas. The St Kitts-Nevis government has defended its decision to allow two ships of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to visit the twin island federation, saying that it had not rushed into the decision given the measures in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 “We looked at the pros and cons and we sought the input of the [COVID-19] task force. They advised that it would be safe once certain protocols were put in place. Our task force has never given us any bad advice,” Harris said during the edition of his “Leadership Matters” programme. The Rhapsody of the Seas was scheduled to dock at Port Zante today, but its arrival has been delayed as health experts consider additional information. The Vision of the Seas is expected to arrive on August 24. Oct 15, 2020center_img The authorities were also to review of the health records of all crew members to show they are in good health. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Harris said in granting the approval, the crews of both vessels were all required to have a negative RT- PCR COVID-19 test before boarding from their home countries, as well as being placed in quarantine on the ship under the supervision of the ship’s doctor for 14 days before assuming duties and physically interacting with the rest of the crew. He noted that the experts advised that the risk associated with the granting of safe harbouring for the two vessels is very low. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC You may be interested in… “They have been right on everything, for example the lockdown, the opening of our beaches, the wearing of masks, the reopening of our factories and our early childhood centers, and reducing the curfew. I know we can and should trust their judgement,” Harris added. St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”TWENTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIRTUAL, 7-8 MAY 2020COMMUNIQUÉ The Twenty-Third Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on the 7-8 May 2020, under the Chairmanship of His Excellency Dr. Claude Joseph, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Haiti. The COFCOR was attended…May 11, 2020In “CARICOM”ST. Kitts-Nevis to reopen borders at month endStory via CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government Thursday said it will fully reopen its borders to international commercial flights and travellers from October 31. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris told a news conference that the opening of the borders of the twin island Federation will not only facilitate the…October 2, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 15, 2020last_img read more

Plant-Based, Pure Products Originated In Sag Harbor

first_imgShamir CohenShamir Cohen was in her Sag Harbor home, by Long Beach, a few years back, when she “noticed a gap in the market for natural cleaning products that were genuinely non-toxic, not made with irritating fragrances, but still effective. My body is very sensitive to chemicals,” she continued. “I took my knowledge of essential oils and natural potent cleaning agents and started mixing my own products from my kitchen.”And so, Pure & Peaceful was born. “Cleaning can be an uplifting and therapeutic experience,” reads the website. The “products are aromatherapy-based, designed to elevate your mood with delicious scents in order to improve people’s health and well-being.” They also are plant-based, mineral-based, and eco-friendly, from the rosemary, lemongrass, and peppermint all-purpose cleaner, to lavender and bergamot floor cleaner, to air sprays, hand soaps, and more.“In the cleaning product space, there is currently no other brand on the market that is exactly like Pure & Peaceful,” according to Cohen. “Pure & Peaceful doesn’t supplement any natural ingredients with fillers or chemical additives in order to save on cost. Trade secret allows for companies to hide chemicals in fragrance, so most fragrances have, on average, 100 different toxic chemicals hidden within them.”The owner started the line in her Sag Harbor kitchen.Cohen says her background influenced her interest in all things natural. “My father’s parents were from Austria and Poland, and my mother is from West Africa. Both family cultures prescribe to a more ‘everything homemade’ way of living. From food to cleaning products, growing up we didn’t have many commercial goods in our home, and my mom would often bring back fresh, natural goods, like shea butter, from her trips to Africa each year.”As a child, Cohen, who was brought up in Port Jefferson, spent many summers in Greenport and often visited family friends in Shelter Island and Southampton.“After college, I was going to go to law school but I decided to defer and got a job offer working for a big interior design firm in Bridgehampton, working alongside my college best friend. I spent nine years in Sag Harbor before relocating to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, five years ago,” she said.Her origination of Pure & Peaceful had a larger mission than making non-toxic cleaning products. “I also wanted people to experience aromatherapy while cleaning,” she said. “The collection uses high-quality organic essential oils with plant and mineral-based ingredients so that cleaning can be enjoyable and therapeutic instead of a toxic experience.”Years before creating the company, Cohen had taken yoga classes with several well-known East End instructors, “and many of those classes incorporated essential oils into the practice,” she said. “The oils helped me relax, and always put me in a good mood, so my passion for them was ignited. I began taking essential oil workshops in local studios. I would also spend time visiting lavender fields at friends’ family homes around the Hamptons and in Greenport, and the beautiful holistic community out there really incited my passion for expanding my already holistic non-toxic lifestyle,” said Cohen. The Pure & Peaceful product line can be found online at www.pureandpeaceful.com, and at local stores like Provisions in Sag Harbor and Water Mill, Peaceful Planet Yoga in Bridgehampton, and The Elegant John in the Red Horse Plaza, East Hampton. There is a complete list on the website. bridget@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Air Products inks long-term contract in Malaysia

first_imgUnder the agreement, Air Products will install a PRISM® cryogenic nitrogen generator which will supply a significant volume of high purity, reliable and economical on-site gaseous nitrogen to the new facility.The gases will be used will be used in the customer’s chip assembly processes and cold testing of the memory products, helping improve product quality, productivity, and environmental performance.Alex Tan, President of Air Products Southeast Asia, said, “We are honoured by the continued trust of our customer in our capability to support their growth plans with this significant investment in Malaysia.”“Malaysia is one of the largest exporters of electrical and electronics (E&E) products. The E&E industry is not only a key growth driver of the county’s industrial development, it also enables the country to move into Industry 4.0 by leveraging the latest smart technologies such as Internet of Things and artificial intelligence with the intermediary products and components produced.”last_img read more

Our apartheid

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Thank you, Sir Stuart Lipton

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

OTAL adds Cabinda to West Africa service

first_imgThe new rotation of the West Feeder service is Pointe Noire (Congo), Cabinda (Angola), Boma, then Banana (Democratic Republic of Congo), Lobito and Namibe (both Angola). The carrier also calls at Luanda and Soyo in Angola on other services.Cabinda is one of the main supply centres for the nation’s burgeoning offshore oil industry and the movement of breakbulk, project cargo and container traffic has been increasing rapidly in recent yearsIn an official statement, the shipping line said the service will be aimed at dedicated transportation for industrial projects and the oil industry. In addition to project cargoes, standard containers, reefers, flat racks, open-top containers and 40-foot high cube containers are all available.The port is one of the main supply centres for the nation’s burgeoning offshore oil industry and the movement of breakbulk, project cargo and container traffic has been increasing rapidly in recent yearslast_img read more

HAV project reaches new heights

first_imgOn October 31, the 92 m long aircraft was filled with helium for the first time and moved along the length of its 248 m hangar in Cardington, Bedfordshire. It was moved in unison with four forklift trucks, one at each corner of the aircraft, each carrying a 2-tonne block of cement with a restraining rope attached.During November and December, the engines, fins and mission module will be finalised and attached onto the Airlander. A series of ground tests will take place from early 2016 onwards to prepare the craft for its first flight, scheduled to take place during the first quarter of 2016.HAV’s technical director, Mike Durham said: “Seeing the Airlander come to life and floating was simply breath-taking. This is a key moment for the UK’s aerospace industry in getting this unique aircraft ready for flight.”  www.hybridairvehicles.comlast_img read more

Our only certainty is uncertainty

first_img Follow John on Twitter John Hyde is a Gazette reporter Sado-masochism, that’s the only possible answer. How else do you explain why so many solicitors line up for conferences about the future of the legal profession, like lobsters clambering to the front of the tank for a better view of the cooking instructions? I speak as someone with considerable experience of these things – in fact I reckon I’ve totted up so many CPD points attending conferences and seminars I’m now a solicitor by default. The formula is the same each time. A speaker with the title of professor will tell everyone they’re doomed. Then an investment banker will tell them how long the agony will last. There’s a quick break for coffee, at which everyone scavenges for free pens, before shuffling back in to be told how terrible they are at running a business. If they’re really unlucky the poor schmucks will then be told by a ‘consumer champion’ that the public hates them because a survey of six people and an Oompa Loompa told them so. That’s not to say the speakers aren’t talking sense. Public perception of lawyers (not the perception of actual clients, you’ll notice) is pretty low, largely because their only experience of lawyers is ‘briefs’ ham-acting on EastEnders. And of course, those investors and academics are right. The market will contract and banks are lending to law firms with all the trepidation of Nigel Farage in a Bucharest bar. Private equity investors tell me law firms are queuing round the block for capital like impoverished families at a food bank. Interestingly, the ‘consolidation in the market’ predictions are nothing new. I heard the same thing at these conferences two years ago (often from the same people) and yet still law firm numbers hold relatively stable. But we shouldn’t be naive enough to think this will last, and I’ve been told by more than one analyst of hundreds of ‘zombie’ firms where managing partners are running their businesses into the ground before taking retirement. What would stick in my throat if I ran a firm is the idea that I’m largely responsible for my plight. For a start, solicitors are routinely criticised for being bad at business. That may be so, but what do you expect from people trained as lawyers? I’d wager most doctors, journalists and other professionals wouldn’t know their way around a budget sheet either. And how can you run a business when there is no certainty? When constant government reforms to your sector mean the goalposts are not so much moved as extended across the pitch with the biggest brands in the country lining up to take a shot? There was a wonderful irony at the Modern Law conference this week. One investor said law firms were unattractive prospects because they had no certainty over their future. Just hours earlier the justice minister Helen Grant announced that a decision that could make or break firms was being delayed. How can you have any certainty when the government appears uncertain itself? It feels like the government is meddling – hesitantly – while Rome burns. Only law firms then get the blame when they struggle for breath.last_img read more

Three students inducted into Hall of Fame

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Three students inducted into Hall of Fame by: – April 26, 2013 166 Views   2 comments Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Maycee Lawrence and her mother Samantha Lawrence standing in the Hall of FameThe St. Luke’s Primary School has added three more inductees into its Hall of Fame at a special ceremony on Friday April 26 at the school’s compound in Pointe Michel.The Hall of Fame was designed to highlight the achievements of students and other citizens towards Dominica’s development.The inductees are;• Daneal Dupigny for sports (cricket)• Maycee Lawrence for diving and• Jarett Jean Jacques for music.According to the citation read by Thomas Kentish who is also a St Luke’s Hall of Fame inductee, Daneal Dupigny, a former student of St Luke’s Primary, has made significant progress in the game of cricket.Daneal Dupigny and his father Felix Dailey“He represented the Dominica under 15 team before he represented the under 13 so that’s a good accomplishment from him. He just came from St Vincent where he was part of the Dominica under 15 team which won the Windward Islands under 15 competition,” Mr Kentish said.Mr Dupigny who currently attends the St Mary’s Academy, also participated in the Ministry of Sports Primary School program and is one of four Dominicans who will be going to Jamaica in July of this year to represent the Windward Islands at the under 15 competition.Maycee Lawrence, a current student of the St Luke’s Primary School and daughter of William and Samantha Lawrence, the owners of Al Dive and Water Sports has a deep love for diving.Jarett Jean Jacques plays eight instruments but his favorite is the trumpet.She began swimming at the age of two and her love for the sea and all it entails quickly developed according to the citation read by her teacher.“Maycee can be seen on her own little boat on a regular basis…she was introduced to diving at Dive Fest which takes place every year, she followed Discover Scuba which introduced her to diving”. She became certified at age 10 from the National Association of under Water Instructors in January 2012. Meanwhile, current student Jarett Jean Jacques, the son of Norman Jean Jacque, was introduced to music at a very early age.He plays eight instruments namely; the piano, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, French horn, euphonium, flute and clarinet but his favorite is the trumpet.“He has sat examinations at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London and has attained grades four level certification in piano, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and French horn,” his teacher said in the citation.Other Hall of Fame inductees include Mr Lemuel Christian, Dr Alwin Bully, Ossie Lewis, Pat Aaron, Aileen Burton, Dr Lennox Honeychurch, Sonia Lloyd, E. O LeBlanc, Ophelia Marie, Reginald Shillingford, Marie Davis Pierre, David Toussaint, Clara Walsh, Felix Henderson and Joan Frampton, among others.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more