HMM Selected as Preferred Bidder for Hanjins Spain Terminal

By on October 23, 2019

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has been selected as the preferred bidder for a terminal in Algeciras, Spain, owned by its bankrupt compatriot Hanjin Shipping.The company earlier said that it would purchase of a 100 percent stake in Total Terminal International Algeciras, situated at Port of Algeciras Bay, from its owners, including IBK Securities Co Ltd, according to Reuters.Although it did not reveal the financial terms of the transaction, HMM said that it is expected to be finalized in late December.TTI Algeciras counts with a concession area of 300,119 square metres, 57,621 square metres of public manoeuvring zone and two quay lines of 850 metres on the East and 550 metres on the North, with a draught of 18,5 and 17,5 metres, respectively.The terminal is capable of handling Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) with an equipment of 8 ship-to-shore cranes, 32 automatic stacking cranes and 22 shuttle carriers.Earlier in November, the company lost the race for Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-US route network.South Korea’s shipping company Korea Line Corp, which was selected as the preferred bidder for the network signed the KRW 37 billion (USD 31.4 million) purchase deal earlier this week.The agreement includes Hanjin’s business network and client information related to the route, subsidiaries and logistics management systems in seven countries, including the U.S., China and Vietnam.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Mokabbir not to take oath Thursday Mansur ready

By on September 3, 2019
first_imgGano Forum`s MP-elect Mokabbir Khan. UNB File PhotoGano Forum’s MP-elect from Sylhet-2 constituency Mokabbir Khan is not going to take oath on Thursday to join the 11th parliament due to an “unavoidable reason,” reports news agency UNB.However, the party’s another MP-elect, Sultan Mohammad Mansur from Moulvibazar-2 constituency, will take oath at 11:00am as per the schedule fixed by speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.“Mokabbir Khan, who elected MP from Sylhet-2 with Gano Forum’s election symbol ‘Rising Sun’ will not take oath tomorrow (Thursday) for an unavoidable reason,” said a Gano Forum press release on Wednesday.Mokabbir told UNB that their party’s presidium member at a meeting, in presence of Kamal Hossain, today decided to defer schedule for his oath taking ceremony for a few days.He said a new schedule will be declared later.Mokabbir claimed that most presidium members of their party, including Kamal Hossain, want him to take oath as the MP.”Our leaders will now discuss the issue with the alliance partners of the Jatiya Oikya Front, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and then announce the fresh schedule for taking oath,” he said.Sultan Mohammad Mansur said he will take oath at 11:00am tomorrow (Thursday).”I didn’t change my mind and schedule for taking oath. So, I’m going to be sworn in as per the schedule.”On 3 March, both the MPs-elect sent separate letters to the speaker requesting her to organise their oath-taking ceremony on 7 March.Later, the Speaker set 11:00am on Thursday for administrating the oath.Mansur was elected MP from Moulvibazar-2 seat contesting the 30 December parliamentary elections as a Gano Forum candidate under Jatiya Oikya Front platform with BNP’s electoral symbol ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ while Mokabbir from Sylhet-2 constituency with Gano Forum’s election symbol ‘Rising Sun’.The BNP along with the Gano Forum and some other parties joined the 30 December elections in alliance under the banner of Jatiya Oikya Front.BNP bagged six seats while Gano Forum two in the elections.The alliance turned down the election results bringing the allegation of ‘massive vote robbery’ and demanded re-election.The first session of the new parliament sat on 30 January without the participation of the eight MPs-elect of Oikya Front.last_img

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The treasure trove

By on August 31, 2019

first_imgThe genius of jewellery-making in India over the past five millennia will shine through a gallery that is opening in the National Museum (NM) this Friday (7 November). It will showcase varied aesthetics of ornaments across the class, gender and age of the wearer. Alamkara, which features a total of 255 jewels housed in 25 glass cases, will also throw light on techniques of moulding some of the ornaments integral to ancient, medieval and modern history. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’There are also exhibits showing the flora and fauna used in ornamentation, while there is a separate section on amulets. Overall, the attempt is to bring to light to some of the ornaments that have survived the times in different parts of the country. Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik will inaugurate the gallery that will give the visitors a peek into ornaments that bear the stamp of regal splendour as well as the ones used in common households. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCurated by frontline jewellery historian Usha Balakrishnan, the permanent gallery housing necklaces, bracelets, pendants, bangles, earplugs, needles and girdles, among others, will make National Museum  the country’s largest repository of jewellery.  The 1949 founded institution did have a similar section till a decade ago when it was closed and the objects moved to a vault inaccessible to the public. NM Director-General Venu V said, ‘The comeback of the gallery was a long standing demand of   heritage lovers, as it was one of the most popular galleries.  The objects have now increased in number and also become better in quality. ‘The catalogue of spectacular objects includes hair ornaments, plaques, marriage pendants, armbands and belts. The ornaments at Alamkara are suggestive of the sense of beauty of the regal classes to common folk over the years’.last_img read more

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BJP leaders names crop up in cash seizure cases

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first_imgKolkata: Huge amount of money was recovered from a few persons on Thursday and one more person was detained in this connection on Friday. Names of a few BJP leaders cropped up in both the cases that came into light on Thursday. Cops are also trying to find out the political affiliation of the accused person, who was nabbed on Friday.On Thursday night, sleuths from Bakultala police station got a tip-off that a huge amount of money will be transported somewhere in the city in a car. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWorking on the information, police personnel started checking cars at Bahrughat area. During the drive, sleuths asked the driver of a SUV to stop his car for checking. Four persons, including a local BJP leader identified as Mintu Halder was found inside the car. Two women, who are the members of BJP’s Mahila Morcha were also inside the car. During checking of the car, sleuths found a cheque of Rs 10 lakh from Halder. But, police found no money inside the car. Suspicion grew when two women identified as Namita Sardar and Saraswati Halder refused to get out the car. When they were physically checked by women officers, huge amount of cash was found hidden under their clothes. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe car along with the passengers was taken to the police station. After the money was counted and the police came to know that they had about Rs 24.12 lakh with them. Later, all four of them were arrested. Sources informed that the accused persons said that the Baruipur BJP party office provided them with the cash to be used for election. However, senior leaders of South 24-Parganas denied allegations made by the accused persons. On Thursday night, state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided a house in Burnpur and seized Rs 19.25 lakh. On Sunday, Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel intercepted two men at Asansol railway station, who were carrying Rs 1 crore. Later, it was found one of them, identified as Gautam Chatterjee, was the former personal assistant of Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh. Chatterjee and his aide, identified as Lakshmikant Shaw, were spotted at the platform number 5 of the Asansol railway station. The state CID and Asansol-Durgapur Police were informed. Later, the CID took charge of the investigation and interrogated the duo after being taken into police custody. During the interrogation, sleuths came up with a businessman’s name identified as Bajrangi Agarwal. On Thursday night, CID sleuths raided his house and found the money. But, Agarwal was not there at the time of raid. It is suspected that he had sensed danger and fled before sleuths arrived. On Friday afternoon, police personnel from New Town police station raided a house at an apartment near Eco Park and seized Rs 8.5 lakh. The occupant of the flat identified as Indranil Acharya of Jharkhand has been arrested. Sources informed that he claimed himself to be the owner of an advertisement agency. When he was asked to provide documents related to the money, Acharya failed to produce a single document. It is suspected that the money was meant to be used for elections. secretary general of Trinamool Congress Partha Chatterjee protested the BJP’s plan to circulate money to buy votes and said: “The BJP is circulating money like water from hose pipes.” Apart from money recovery, cars of BJP leaders such as Shamik Bhattacharya, Mukul Roy and others were attacked at Nagerbazar late on Thursday night. It was alleged that they were planning to circulate money inside a ceremonial house. Sources informed that a BJP worker, identified as Raju Sarkar, had organised a party to celebrate his wife’s birthday. There, CPM leader of Dum Dum Paltu Dasgupta was invited. Roy, Bhattacharya and other BJP leaders also attended the party. The TMC alleged that there are financial deals between the BJP and the CPM. Later, the police arrived at the spot and arrested 12 persons in this connection.last_img read more

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SDLC puts process at the center of software engineering

By on August 26, 2019

first_imgWhat is SDLC? SDLC stands for software development lifecycle. It refers to all of the different steps that software engineers need to take when building software. This includes planning, creating, building and then deploying software, but maintenance is also crucial too. In some instances you may need to change or replace software – that is part of the software development lifecycle as well. SDLC is about software quality and development efficiency SDLC is about more than just the steps in the software development process. It’s also about managing that process in a way that improves quality while also improving efficiency. Ultimately, there are numerous ways of approaching the software development lifecycle – Waterfall and Agile are the too most well known methodologies for managing the development lifecycle. There are plenty of reasons you might choose one over another. What is most important is that you pay close attention to what the software development lifecycle looks like. It sounds obvious, but it is very difficult to build software without a plan in place. Things can get chaotic very quickly. If it does, that’s bad news for you, as the developer, and bad news for users as well. When you don’t follow the software development lifecycle properly, you’re likely to miss user requirements, and faults will also find their way into your code. The stages of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) There are a number of ways you might see an SDLC presented but the core should always be the same. And yes, different software methodologies like Agile and Waterfall outline very different ways of working, but broadly the steps should be the same. What differs between different software methodologies is how each step fits together. Step 1: Requirement analysis This is the first step in any SDLC. This is about understanding everything that needs to be understood in as much practical detail as possible. It might mean you need to find out about specific problems that need to be solved. Or, there might be certain things that users need that you need to make sure are in the software. To do this, you need to do good quality research, from discussing user needs with a product manager to revisiting documentation on your current systems. It is often this step that is the most challenging in the software development lifecycle. This is because you need to involve a wide range of stakeholders. Some of these might not be technical, and sometimes you might simply use a different vocabulary. It’s essential that you have a shared language to describe everything from the user needs to the problems you might be trying to solve. Step 2: Design the software Once you have done a requirement analysis you can begin designing the software. You do this by turning all the requirements and software specifications into a design document. This might feel like it slows down the development process, but if you don’t do this, not only are you wasting the time taken to do your requirement analysis, you’re also likely to build poor quality or even faulty software. While it’s important not to design by committee or get slowed down by intensive nave-gazing, keeping stakeholders updated and requesting feedback and input where necessary can be incredibly important. Sometimes its worth taking that extra bit of time, as it could solve a lot of problems later in the SDLC. Step 3: Plan the project Once you have captured requirements and feel you have properly understood exactly what needs to be delivered – as well as any potential constraints – you need to plan out how you’re going to build that software. To do this you’ll need to have an overview of the resources at your disposal. These are the sorts of questions you’ll need to consider at this stage: Who is available? Are there any risks? How can we mitigate them? What budget do we have for this project? Are there any other competing projects? In truth, you’ll probably do this during the design stage. The design document you create should, of course, be developed with context in mind. It’s pointless creating a stunning design document, outlining a detailed and extensive software development project if it’s simply not realistic for your team to deliver it. Step 4: Start building the software Now you can finally get down to the business of actually writing code. With all the work you have done in the previous steps this should be a little easier. However, it’s important to remember that imperfection is part and parcel of software engineering. There will always be flaws in your software. That doesn’t necessarily mean bugs or errors, however; it could be small compromises that need to be made in order to ensure something works. The best approach here is to deliver rapidly. The sooner you can get software ‘out there’ the faster you can make changes and improvements if (or more likely when) they’re needed. It’s worth involving stakeholders at this stage – transparency in the development process is a good way to build collaboration and ensure the end result delivers on what was initially in the requirements. Step 5: Testing the software Testing is, of course, an essential step in the software development lifecycle. This is where you identify any problems. That might be errors or performance issues, but you may find you haven’t quite been able to deliver what you said you would in the design document. The continuous integration server is important here, as the continuous integration server can help to detect any problems with the software. The rise of automated software testing has been incredibly valuable; it means that instead of spending time manually running tests, engineers can dedicate more time to fixing problems and optimizing code. Step 6: Deploy the software The next step is to deploy the software to production. All the elements of the software should now be in place, and you want it to simply be used. It’s important to remember that there will be problems here. Testing can never capture every issue, and feedback and insight from users are going to be much more valuable than automated tests run on a server. Continuous delivery pipelines allow you to deploy software very efficiently. This makes the build-test-deploy steps of the software development lifecycle to be relatively frictionless. Okay, maybe not frictionless – there’s going to be plenty of friction when you’re developing software. But it does allow you to push software into production very quickly. Step 7: Maintaining software Software maintenance is a core part of the day-to-day life of a software engineer. Its a crucial step in the SDLC. There are two forms of software maintenance; both are of equal importance. Evolutive maintenance and corrective maintenance. Evolutive maintenance As the name suggests, evolutive maintenance is where you evolve software by adding in new functionality or making larger changes to the logic of the software. These changes should be a response to feedback from stakeholders or, more importantly, users. There may be times when business needs dictate this type of maintenance – this is never ideal, but it is nevertheless an important part of a software engineer’s work. Corrective maintenance Corrective maintenance isn’t quite as interesting or creative as evolutive maintenance – it’s about fixing bugs and errors in the code. This sort of maintenance can feel like a chore, and ideally you want to minimize the amount of time you spend doing this. However, if you’re following SDLC closely, you shouldn’t find too many bugs in your software. The benefits of SDLC are obvious The benefits of SDLC are clear. It puts process at the center of software engineering. Without those processes it becomes incredibly difficult to build the software that stakeholders and users want. And if you don’t care about users then, really, why build software at all. It’s true that DevOps has done a lot to change SDLC. Arguably, it is an area that is more important and more hotly debated than ever before. It’s not difficult to find someone with an opinion on the best way to build something. Equally, as software becomes more fragmented and mutable, thanks to the emergence of cloud and architectural trends like microservices and serverless, the way we design, build and deploy software has never felt more urgent. Read next DevOps Engineering and Full-Stack Development – 2 Sides of the Same Agile Coinlast_img read more

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Sunwing has September promo for Huatulco Puerto Escondido

By on August 19, 2019

first_imgTags: Sunwing Friday, September 1, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group TORONTO — Until Sept. 30 agents can earn 4% bonus commission and receive STAR Agent Reward Points that convert into cash for all new bookings to Huatulco and Puerto Escondido with Sunwing.Plus, each time an agent makes a booking to any participating resort, they’ll gain a ballot for a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation for two to Huatulco. The more bookings agents make, the more chances to win. A seven-day vacation package will be given away each week during the promotion.All participating resorts are offering special offers during the month, from limited-time savings and complimentary room upgrades to resort credits of up to $500 per couple and special welcome amenities.Huatulco’s National Park is a recognized UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Travellers seeking adventure can snorkel above colourful reefs, kayak through rapids, go horseback riding along the beach, or enjoy some quiet fishing.Huatulco’s neighbour, Puerto Escondido, offers beachgoers a laid-back vibe and the perfect relaxing retreat with its golden sands, along with a variety of exotic wildlife like several species of sea turtles. The area is also popular for many watersports such as surfing and its waters are ideal for all skill levels.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterSunwing is partnering with a number of top-rated resorts including Barcelo Huatulco, Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco, Park Royal Huatulco, Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa, Hotel Villablanca, Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa and Posada Real Puerto Escondido to offer reduced rates on select vacation packages during the month.Clients can also take advantage of resort credits at Barcelo Huatulco, Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa and Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa. Holiday Inn Huatulco guests get a potential free marine-view room upgrade (based on new bookings departing Dec. 19, 2017 – April 30, 2018) while couples that choose Las Brisas Huatulco can take advantage of discounted massages and a free romantic dinner.For more details on the current promotion visit sunwingagents.ca.center_img Sunwing has September promo for Huatulco, Puerto Escondido Posted by Sharelast_img read more

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