Progressive Rail staff hitch ride with BNSF

first_imgJoining the BNSF Logistics team are Ed Isbell, Jeremy Young and Jeff Clark all with a focus on rail logistics for BNSF Logistics Project Cargo Team. “The team from PRSL is well-recognised in the industry for developing and deploying creative solutions for industrial customers that want to leverage rail as part of that solution. This addition supports our strategic focus on industrial project cargo and allows the team from PRSL to extend even greater services and resources to their customers,” said Robert Sutton, senior vice president, US projects & rail service. The addition of new staff from PRSL will deepen BNSF Logistics’ understanding of custom rail solutions specialising in over-dimensional cargoes, says the company.Through the joint efforts of the three newcomers, along with BNSF Logistics’s existing team of rail and over dimensional staff, the company hopes to broaden both the scope and capacity of the combined organisation.BNSF Logistics says that it is anxious to expand itsservice offering to a wider range of customers and take advantage of everything multimodal shipping has to offer. www.bnsf.comwww.prorailspecialized.comlast_img read more

GPA elects officers and reports positive outlook

first_imgThe port authority board elected Will McKnight to serve a second year as chairman, Joel Wooten Jr. as vice chairman, and Kent Fountain as secretary treasurer.McKnight has been a part of the board since 2014, as secretary treasurer and vice chairman; he continues to serve as president of his family owned construction company McKnight Construction (MCK).Wooten, Jr. is a founding partner at law firm Butler Wooten & Peak LLP. Fountain is president and ceo of Southeastern Gin & Peanut manufacturing company.Throughout the pandemic, GPA has remained open for business whilst implementing safety practices to protect workers and port users.The port has reported relatively strong results, given the Covid-19 crisis. Griff Lynch, executive director said: “While our deepwater terminals have seen challenges…our long-term outlook remains positive.”The authority cites that its port of Savannah Garden City Terminal handled 337,359 teu during may 2020 – a year-on-year decrease of 9.7 percent. For the fiscal year to date, container trade has decreased by 0.5 percent (in teu) compared with 2019. From July 2019 to May 2020, the total volume of cargo handled by the port tons increased by 1 percent.www.gaports.comlast_img read more

Rebuilt Abbey Wood station takes shape

first_imgUK: Austrian timber construction firm Weihag has installed glued laminated timber panels which in combination with 31 tonnes of 45 m long steel beams will form a ‘landmark’ roof for Abbey Wood station. This is being rebuilt for its future role as the southeastern terminus of London’s Elizabeth Line.Network Rail began work to rebuild the station in 2013. Track renewals are now complete, the 1 500 m2 concourse built, and the current focus is on installing the zinc roof covering. Completion of the building is planned for autumn 2017, ahead of the start of Elizabeth Line services to the station in December 2018.‘After so many years designing the new station and preparing for the work, it’s fantastic to see this new, elegant timber roof taking shape’, said Matthew White, Surface Director at Crossrail Ltd. ‘The arrival of the Elizabeth Line represents a once in a generation opportunity to transform Abbey Wood, helping to create jobs and attract business and investment to the local area.’last_img read more

BREAKING: Sierra Leone confirms first case of COVID-19

first_imgHealth workers put on protective gear before entering a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, Kono district in Eastern Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic on December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Health workers put on protective gear before entering a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, Kono district in Eastern Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic on December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Baz RatnerSierra Leone has become the latest African country to confirm the presence of COVID-19 in its territory, with the announcement of a verified case Tuesday afternoon.President Julius Madaa Bio revealed in a televised address that the patient is a 37-year-old man who traveled to the West African country from France on March 16.“When I did my first coronavirus press conference, I said that it was not a matter of if, but when. Well, ‘when’ has come,” Bio told viewers.The revelation comes just hours after Botswana confirmed its first COVID-19 cases. The news means there are now only six African countries that have not confirmed any cases of the virus: Burundi, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe and South Sudan.Related Seychelles confirms fourth COVID-19 case Togo confirms first COVID-19 casecenter_img Senegal confirms first case of COVID-19last_img read more

SC urged to force Duterte to disclose health records

first_img“The health of the President, especially at a time like this, should rightfully be disclosed to the public,” De Leon said in his 10-page motion for reconsideration filed on Tuesday. Lawyer Dino De Leon has appealed yesterday to the high court to resolve his motion for reconsideration “in the interest of substantial justice and considering the urgency of the issue.” In April, De Leon petitioned the SC to compel the Office of the President to release Duterte’s health records to the public, alleging that the nation’s leader appeared unwell in public addresses during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. “The need for the nation to be protected from a feeble government is more pronounced in the middle of this pandemic…  At the very least our people deserve to know if we have a leader who is still fit to lead the country,” he added. MANILA – A lawyer urged the Supreme Court (SC) to order Malacañang to disclose President Rodrigo Duterte’s health records following reports that he sought medical treatment in Singapore over the weekend.center_img Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has denied that Duterte left the country over the weekend as he said that the Chief Executive is in “perpetual isolation” to keep him safe from COVID-19. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go also shared a picture of the President having a meal with his family amid reports that he left the country as a proof of life on Monday. The President also held a public address later that night./PN The SC dismissed the petition saying the allegation that Duterte is seriously ill is “unsubstantiated and is based merely on petitioner’s surmises and conjectures regarding his perception of the declining health of the President.”last_img read more

WVRAA libero Pons moving to FEU Lady Tams

first_imgMelody Pons WESTERN Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Blue Barons secondary girls volleyball team’s libero Melody Pons is set to follow the footsteps of her elder sister Bernadeth Pons in the collegiate ranks.The Talisay City, Negros Occidental native said she is set to move to the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws once she finished her high school at the Rafael Lacson Memorial National High School.Melody added that she did not think twice on committing to the Lady Tamaraws for college and has in fact trained with its collegiate team during summer the past two years.“I am joining FEU’s practices during summer the last two years,” said Melody, who played a key role in Blue Barons’ runner-up finish in the 2019 Palarong Pambansa secondary girls volleyball. “In fact, FEU wanted me to transfer already and continue my high school there but I followed the advice of my coach in Talisay City to finish my secondary degree first in (Rafael Lacson),” she added.The 16-year-old Melody also said she will be reverting back to her old position as an open hitter once she moves to the Lady Tamaraws, just like her sister Bernadeth.“Like ate (Bernadeth) I am really a spiker but I chose to play as libero,” Melody said. “I expect to return to my original position at FEU. I am looking forward to move there even if the training there is much tougher than in Talisay.”/PNlast_img read more

Travis Benjamin Close to Long-Term Deal With Browns, According to Agent

first_img Related TopicsHue JacksonTravis Benjamin According to Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin’s agent, Ronald Butler, the two sides are close to reaching a long-term deal.I’m optimistic that something will get done in the near future,” Butler said, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “We’ve been in contact with the organization here in the last couple of weeks and we’re still trying to figure out how we can get this thing done where both sides agree to a fair offer. But Cleveland has made strides in terms of getting him back in a Browns uniform.”“Travis knows what his value is,” Butler said. “It’s just a matter of coming up with something both sides are comfortable with.”Benjamin had a great 2015 season, with career-highs in receptions (68), receiving yards (966), and touchdowns (5).According to Butler, new Head Coach Hue Jackson is a fan of Benjamin.“Hue loves Travis,” said Butler. “We actually spoke about it, Hue and I. He’s a great guy. He’s great at what he does as far as coaching and offensively what he brings to the table and I think he’s excited about the possibility of having Travis come back there and jump into that offense and help them win ballgames.”The Browns are somewhat thin at wide receiver, but the potential duo of Benjamin in the slot and Josh Gordon could be a great combination for whoever will be quarterback in 2016. Matt Medleycenter_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

Alami Masalah Pada Hidrolik Roda Depan, Singapore Airlines SQ406 Mendarat Darurat di New Delhi

first_img“Setelah dilakukan pemeriksaan, ada indikasi kebocoran hidrolik pada area roda depan,” tutur sumber internal dari Singapore Airlines.Walhasil, superjumbo jet ini mesti diderek dengan menggunakan towing car menuju parking bay yang sudah disediakan sebelumnya, “dan penumpang dapat keluar secara normal dari pesawat,” ujar sang juru bicara.Beruntung, keseluruhan penumpang dan awak penerbang yang ada di dalam penerbangan tersebut berada dalam kondisi aman tanpa ada yang mengalami cidera. Kendati tidak ada penumpang atau awak penerbang yang mengalami cidera, namun penumpang di dalam penerbangan tersebut mengaku bahwa pesawat sempat kehilangan kemudi seketika mendarat di India.“Total ada 203 penumpang dan 25 kru penerbang di dalam SQ406 dan mereka semua aman,” tandasnya.Senada dengan apa yang diutarakan oleh pihak maskapai, Delhi International Airport yang mengoperasikan Indira Gandhi International Airport mengatakan bahwa sebelumnya pilot telah melaporkan masalah yang terjadi pada roda bagian depan.Baca Juga: Mengenal Ditching, Pendaratan Darurat Pesawat di Atas Permukaan Air“Sebagai tindak lanjut dari laporan ini, kami langsung menyiagakan beberapa unit mobil pemadam kebakaran dan petugas medis apabila sewaktu-waktu terjadi situasi darurat,” ujar narasumber dari Delhi International Airport.Adapun dampak lain dari pendaratan darurat Airbus A380 ini adalah penutupan landasan selama kurang lebih 18 menit – dan ini mempengaruhi sejumlah pemberangkatan pesawat lain. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMendarat di Bandara Yangon, Singapore Airlines Terkena “Tail Strike”07/12/2019In “Featured”Masalah Teknis, Hampir 18 Jam Penumpang Singapore Airlines Terlambat Berangkat20/11/2017In “Bandara”Jadi Pramugari Singapore Airlines Harus ‘Serba Bisa’11/12/2019In “Featured” Airbus A380 milik Singapore Airlines. Sumber: NDTV.com Pesawat penumpang komersial terbesar di dunia, Airbus A380-800 milik Singapore Airlines dikabarkan melakukan emergency landing di New Delhi, India, Rabu (8/5/2019). Pendaratan darurat ini dilakukan setelah pilot melaporkan adanya kesalahan teknis yang terjadi pada roda bagian depan pesawat. Menurut salah satu sumber internal dari pihak maskapai, Singapore Airlines dengan nomor penerbangan SQ406 mengalami masalah pada sistem hidrolik, sesaat sebelum tiba di New Delhi pada Rabu malam.Baca Juga: Pernah Gagalkan Pembajakan Singapore Airlines, Mantan Anggota Pasukan Khusus Kini Menjadi BiksuSebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman straitstimes.com (9/5/2019), SQ406 yang melayani rute penerbangan Singapura – New Delhi ini mendarat sekitar pukul 20.20 waktu setempat, atau mengalami keterlambatan sekitar setengah jam dari jadwal sebelumnya. Adapun Singapore Airlines SQ406 ini melakukan pendaratan darurat di runway 28.last_img read more

Chelsea fans on Twitter impressed by Kenedy and Traore

first_imgGutted to exit the cup this early, Traore and Kenedy looked bright in their cameos, on to Liverpool on Saturday #CFC — Matt Bennett (@MattBennettSw6) October 27, 2015 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea fans on Twitter have been lauding youngsters Kenedy and Bertrand Traore following their appearances against Stoke on Tuesday.Brazilian teenager Kenedy (pictured) demonstrated his potential after being brought on midway through the second half, while Traore, 20, added energy to the side in extra time.With Chelsea struggling in the league, some supporters want to see more of the promising duo. AdChoices广告center_img Last night also a reminder that in Traore and Kenedy we have very usable impact players. The latter especially can cope with pressure.— Will Dubey (@willd268) October 28, 2015Must say Kenedy & Traore offered the team that little bit of pace,directness & something new to the line up. — Reevesy (@DavidTReeves) October 28, 2015Loic Remy, who scored the injury-time equaliser that forced extra time, had mixed reviews from Chelsea fans, however.I’ve said it before, Remy is easily our second best striker if not right up there with Costa. He guarantees goals— Ɲick (@ChelseaHustla) October 28, 2015last_img read more

Chelsea tipped to sign a striker in January

first_imgAdChoices广告Again, Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, who has been touted for a move to Stamford Bridge during successive transfer windows, is said to be top of the wanted list.However, amid reports that Icardi has a release clause of £97.5m and that Inter are determined to keep him, Poland international Krzysztof Piatek of Genoa “is shaping up as a more realistic mid-season target” after impressing for Genoa, the Mail say.Napoli are also said to be keen on Piatek, 23, and are supposedly prepared to pay £30m.Chelsea remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri. [Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire]The Sun run a similar story, again declaring that Chelsea have lost patience with Alvaro Morata and want to sign a striker.Icardi “tops the list”, The Sun say, with Patrick Cutrone “a cheaper alternative” – AC Milan’s Cutrone has also recently been linked with a move to SW6.The Daily Mirror believe ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the leading candidate to take over from under-pressure coach Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid and that this could be a barrier to Real signing Blues star Eden Hazard given that he and Conte had an uneasy relationship during the Italian’s time at Stamford Bridge.The Sun have picked up on reports in Italy that Chelsea have sent scouts to watch AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli.And the Mail reports that Fulham are set to open contract talks with Ryan Sessegnon – and that Whites players are backing Slavisa Jokanovic.It follows reports that head coach Jokanovic is under pressure following Fulham’s poor results and in particular their dismal defending.The Mail say a source has indicated that the squad believe Jokanovic is the man to turn their season around.Sessegnon, meanwhile, will be offered an improved deal in an attempt to cement his long-term future at Craven Cottage. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook The stories in Tuesday’s newspapers involving the area’s clubs…There are more reports that Chelsea plan to sign a striker when the transfer window reopens in January.The Daily Mail say Chelsea’s hierarchy are prepared to back head coach Maurizio Sarri after his impressive start by bringing in a forward. last_img read more