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North European Ports to Make Cruise Industry Greener

first_imgzoom Ten North European ports have joined forced to find solutions to make the growing cruise industry greener through a three-year project.The project, which will focus on finding a practical and commercial way to supply cruise ships with green energy, was launched as the cruise ship market is predicted to grow 3.3 percent by 2030, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).Led by the Hamburg Port Authority, EU Interreg project includes Hamburg Cruise Center, Rostock Port, Freeport of Riga Authority, Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, Maritime Institute in Gdansk, and the ports of Bergen, Tallin, Helsinki and Esbjerg.With a budget of EUR 2.9 million, the project has the aim of examining how the ports can help cruise ship operators become greener and more sustainable.“The rapid growth of the cruise industry makes it interesting for the ports, but the industry’s growth poses certain challenges as well, particularly in relation to neighbouring areas. All ports face these same challenges, so the idea is to collaborate on finding solutions. In an ideal world, cruise ships should meet the same standards and rules in every port,” Ingo Fehrs, Senior Adviser Port Strategy of the Hamburg Port Authority, said.A detailed account of ways the ports can help enhance sustainability in the cruise shipping sector is set to be presented at the project’s closing conference in 2019, Fehrs said, adding that the project would look at areas where more regulation is needed.Shortly after the ten ports met at the opening conference in Hamburg on October 27, 2016, the environmental committee of the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) set the implementation date for the new global sulphur emission regulations to 2020.The new regulations impose stricter requirements on the shipping industry and lower the cap on sulphur content of marine fuels from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent.last_img read more

Brian Gallant to announce plans to step down as New Brunswick Liberal

first_imgFREDERICTON — Former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant will be stepping down as Liberal leader, and asking the party to organize a leadership convention.The Canadian Press has learned from sources close to Gallant that he intends to remain as Opposition leader until the party chooses a new head.An official announcement is expected Thursday.Gallant became leader in 2012, and premier in 2014 at the age of 32, but came up short in September’s provincial election.Gallant’s minority government was toppled two weeks ago in a confidence vote on the throne speech, and Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs and his minority government were sworn-in last week.On his last day in office, Gallant said if he was to quit as leader, he would remain as MLA for his riding of Shediac Bay-Dieppe.Donald Wright, a political scientist at the University of New Brunswick, says ideally the new Liberal leader will be someone from outside the party who can bring new ideas and new energy, and not be associated with the last four years.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12storey on Grace Bay

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Right next door to the Seven Stars Resort is where the RitzCarlton Residences, Turks and Caicos Grace Bay is advertising that it will be erected. On Monday, a passerby sent us a photo of the coming soon banner now cradling the fence surrounding the vacant lot. As many as 34 services are being touted for the property which is now promoting the sales of these luxury residences on the World’s #1 Beach. Despite strong objection, it appears that nothing will stop the 12 storey structure and there are artists’ renderings to show how the soon to be tallest building in the TCI, will look on Grace Bay. Deserollos Hotelco will develop the site which features two and three bedroom residences at around 3,300 square feet. On the pro side of this feisty argument, residents welcome more development and the construction boom this Deserollos project is expected to bring. The ‘stop the 12 storey developments in Turks and Caicos’ petition had up to broadcast time, 956 signatures against the development; the goal is 1,500. If you want to see the video of what the resort with 60 private condominiums and spanning 688 linear feet along the coastline will look like, go to our report at MagneticMediaTV.com and follow the link. http://www.theresidencesturksandcaicos.com/ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Maskanoo to take over Grace Bay strip Boxing Day Saturday Local Atty says Govt going against public consultation; says NO to taller resort plan Opposition says: Govt slow to restore construction industry; 12-storey debacle no surprise Related Items:12 storey, deserollos hotelco, grace bay, ritz carltonlast_img read more

People on the Move

first_img In her previous role, Blanchard served as head of communications for NBCUniversal’s Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division, comprised of a diverse portfolio of businesses including Telemundo Media, Bravo Media and Sprout, among others. “Communication is central to everything we do as we transform Condé Nast to the premier media company of the future,” said Sauerberg.  “Cameron is a uniquely qualified executive with extensive experience in media, and will be the ideal partner to me and the team to lead our communications and strategic efforts during the next phase of our growth.” Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:  AtlanticLIVE, the events division of The Atlantic, has hired Emmy award-winning journalist Rob Hendin as its executive producer. Hendin has served as a senior producer at CBS News’s Face the Nation since 2011. Prior to his tenure at Face the Nation, he held numerous leadership roles at CBS including chief White House producer, senior political producer and chief justice producer. International Business Times, a digital global news publication, has announced that award-winning journalist, Carter Dougherty, has joined the newsroom as senior international economics writer. Dougherty has covered international economic issues for nearly 20 years, starting at the specialty publication Inside U.S. Trade in Washington. Meredith Corporation has announced that chief strategy officer Kim Martin will be expanding her responsibilities to include oversight for Meredith National Media Group’s original video programming development across all platforms. Prior to joining Meredith, Martin served as president and general manager of WE tv for nine years.center_img Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (formerly Reader’s Digest Association) announced that Alec Casey has been appointed chief marketing officer. With more than two decades of publishing experience, Casey joins from Bloomberg, where he served as head of global circulation and production.  Condé Nast president Bob Sauerberg has appointed Cameron Blanchard executive vice president of corporate communications. Blanchard succeeds Patricia Röckenwagner and was previously senior vice president of corporate communications at NBCUniversal. Fusion.net has announced several hires to their audience development and analytics teams: Alton Phillips as their new executive director of audience development, and Diana Ryan, who will serve as a growth editor. Adam Neuman has been promoted to senior analytics manager and Harry Cammer has joined as analytics associate to support Adam. Farm Journal Media has named Melissa Sanders Carroll to the new position of general manager of Top Producer Executive Network (TPEN)–Farm Journal’s three year-old, rapidly growing peer-to-peer network for executive level producers. Most recently, Sanders Carroll served as general manager for Adayana’s government-focused consulting service in Washington DC.last_img read more

Showcasing united colours of India under one roof

first_imgThe national Capital is a cultural hub where various events are held to promote different cultures of different states. When it comes to artworks, Delhi perfectly plays its role as the capital city of India. Nearly all states find their respective authentic and twisted artworks scattered in the city. In order to bring a taste of the art and culture from different states under one roof, Delhi Tourism in association with Dastkari Haat Samiti has organised a festival of colours at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri from March 11 to March 20. This unique festival aims to present the artistic works of various Indian artisans and portray the blend of traditional and modern art through their works. Leading artisans from different parts of India have been invited to display their artistic works such as Khurja pottery, terracotta, handmade wooden items, Gujarati tie and dye items, banana/natural fibre items, silver jewellery, kites from Gujarat, paper craft and wire craft, Rajasthani Shibori art and tie and dye. Dilli Haat, Janak Puri is a multi-purpose, socio-cultural complex with a ‘bazaar’ feel to it. It is an urban version of the traditional weekly market, with a delightful mix of craft, cuisine and culture.last_img read more

Dwijen Mukhopadhyay breathes his last at 91

first_imgKolkata: Vocalist and Rabindrasangeet exponent Dwijen Mukhopadhyay died at his Salt Lake residence on Monday. He was 91. His mortal remains will be kept at Rabindra Sadan for people to pay their last respects. He will be cremated with full state honours.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went to Rabindra Sadan and paid her respects. Banerjee, who had cordial relations with Mukhopadhyay, was shocked to hear the news of his death. She tweeted: “I am at a loss for words. Dwijen Da (Mukherjee) is no more. End of an era. Huge loss for the music industry of #Bangla. This is also a personal loss. We had felicitated him with ‘Banga Bibhushan’ award in 2011. Condolences to his family and fans.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMukhopadhyay had sung more than 1,500 songs, of which 800 were Rabindrasangeets. He had taken training in music from Sunil Lahiri and later from great Rabindrasangeet exponents like Pankaj Mullick, Anadi Ghoshdastidar, Santosh Sengupta, Shantideb Ghosh and Niharendu Sen. Mukhopadhyay got the Padbibhusan award in 2010 and also got an award from Sangeet Natak Akademi. He got Bangabhusan in 2011 and Sangeet Mahasamman in 2012 by the state government.last_img read more

5 Steps to Keeping Your Private Communications Secure

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » In today’s world, a sent email isn’t just between the sender and the recipient. Without the proper precautions, hitting send could expose information to people other than those listed in the recipient list. Stories of hacking, government surveillance and information theft abound.Whether discussing the terms of a client contract or a sensitive HR issue, employers typically lose control of a message after hitting send. Many entrepreneurs accept this lack of security as a hazard of contemporary digital culture and use limited tools to mitigate the risk: writing strongly worded subject lines (“Do Not Forward”), starting emails with “please keep this to yourself” or stamping “confidential” on all documents.Related: 5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting HackedYet every week there’s another story about compromised information or apologies for data breaches. In response, the Federal Trade Commission has tightened its privacy policies to further inform and protect consumers. But that’s not enough once the damage has been done (see Heartbleed). Yet business owners no longer have to cross their fingers and hope for the best when sending sensitive email. It’s now possible to control where emails go, how long they can be seen and most important retrieve them when necessary — even after hitting send. Here are five simple steps to protect a business where it matters most: the in-box:Related: Yahoo Unveils Massive New Encryption Scheme to Protect Users1. Protect (digital) assets. Require employees to use end-to-end encryption tools for all communications. This ensures that the contents of email are secure from in-box to in-box and that no one can access the information while in cyber transit. Encryption was once hard, but new tools are now available that make encryption easy and available to everyone.2. Know the audience — literally. Protect the business from careless email forwarding. Disable the ability to forward messages and ensure that content stays only with the intended recipients.3. Set expiration dates. Some emails need to endure, but most don’t. They are meant to transmit information quickly and be read, responded to and deleted. Help employees manage their in-boxes by setting expiration dates on email. It will improve efficiency and allow them to focus on what’s most important.Related: 3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race 4. Double down with two-factor authentication. Turn on this feature. It incredibly simple and incredibly powerful. And best of all, most email services, social networks and accounting software offer this protection. It’s the most effective way to secure what matters most to a business.5. Maintain the upper hand. Negotiating contracts? Discussing strategy? Reserve the right to revoke and rescind emails and set expiration dates. This means no earlier versions of documents will be floating around And there will be less confusion and more productivity among employees. Plus no more company secrets will be accessible once a contract expires. My company, Virtru, offers a plug-in for Gmail and other web mail systems by which a person can revoke any message after it has been sent with no limitations. So if a person shares some intellectual property in an email and then a contract expires, the sender can later revoke the message, making the content unreadable. While everyone uses email, most organizations haven’t taken the basic steps to minimize their risk and exposure. Small businesses like large enterprises should take preventative measures to manage email risks and minimize loss or theft of sensitive or confidential information.Related: The Threat Lurking in Bringing Your Own Device to Work June 9, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

TPI unveils new logo at annual conference

first_imgTPI unveils new logo at annual conference Share Monday, November 28, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Travel Professionals International (TPI) has announced that after 22 years, it has updated its brand and launched a new logo, which was unveiled at the 2016 TPI Annual Conference, ‘Sea Change’.“Our new brand is a reflection of our legacy of 22 years in the travel industry. TPI’s brand is synonymous with excellence, integrity, and strong relationships. Our network of over 800 travel advisors are truly professionals who have earned the title ‘advisor’ by always exceeding expectations for their clients. Today, our brand retains these same key elements with a new modern style.”The refreshed look builds on TPI’s previous logo while evoking feelings of the ‘Golden Age’ of travel. This new logo reawakens the feelings of the past in a fresh way, as countless studies reveal that more and more travellers are realizing the value of a travel advisor.“Today, advisors heard about how we’re continuing on our innovative journey – expanding on enhanced programs and margin growth for existing advisors – and focusing our recruitment efforts to bring on highly-qualified travel advisors to our team to better increase our buying power for the benefit of all advisors. Continuing on that journey today, we were excited to present a refreshed branding for TPI”, Chia continued.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongThe 2016 TPI Annual Conference welcomed nearly 200 TPI travel advisors, guests, staff and travel partners. It was presented by TPI and its preferred partners, including Celebrity Cruises, Air Canada, Air Canada Vacations, Allianz Global Assistance and Transat Holidays, among others.center_img Posted by Tags: TPI Travelweek Group last_img read more