Peel Ports: How ports are enabling the supply chain of the future

first_imgBy Mark Whitworth, chief executive officer, Peel Ports 12/10/2020 Now, more than ever, businesses need the confidence that their supply chains can cope with whatever the economy and the world throws at them.Over the last few months, ports have played a pivotal role in ensuring the UK remains fed, fuelled and supplied with key medical products.As the primary gateways for goods entering and leaving the country, ports understand first-hand the immense challenges ahead.Forward-thinking operators also understand the importance of building supply chain strategies that are agile and resilient enough to withstand whatever comes their way, including adopting more sustainable practices to reduce CO2 emissions and costs.While the full economic effect of the pandemic and the impact of our future relationship with the EU is yet to be realised, the one thing we know for certain is that it will irrevocably change the UK’s role in the global economy and global trade.Resilience will need to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds over the next 12 months, as new border arrangements governing the flow of goods between the UK and the EU and indeed between Britain and Ireland come into place. Business needs to be prepared for this well in advance of January 1st.We’ve already seen a stark warning of the potential impact of Brexit and major delays at ports which could see up to 7,000 trucks queuing at Dover for up to two days – delays which could have serious financial and environmental implications.Mark Whitworth, chief executive officer, Peel PortsEvery minute that goods are delayed waiting for border checks incurs greater costs to businesses and stops the flow of vital goods such as food and medicines.It is clear that we can no longer be reliant on a single pinch point entry into the UK and that a ‘Team UK’ approach is required if we are to weather the changes that Brexit will bring over the next few months.The Dover Straits now accounts for roughly three-quarters of all RORO trade with the continent – whereas prior to the signing of the Maastricht treaty it was less than half – despite the fact much of the UK’s warehousing is situated in the Midlands and North of Britain.We have long argued the benefits of the Port of Liverpool and its proximity to market. Using ports close to the origin or destination of the cargo delivers significant benefit. Clearly fewer road or rail miles means less fuel is consumed on the land leg of the journey. This does not just reduce cost, but also removes carbon from the supply chain.A port’s proximity to markets has other indirect benefits, not only acting as a strategic gateway, but as a facilitator of supply chain activity.Whether it’s full processing, product finalisation or implementation of storage solutions, being close-by means a port can fulfil a wide range of logistics activities, as well as minimise the risk of disruption as a result of transport congestion.Covid-19 and the Brexit transition have each brought the essential work of ports into sharper focus and provide a springboard for businesses to reassess and redefine their supply chain strategies, building back greener and driving forward greater efficiencies in the transportation of goods.All businesses will be impacted by the changes Brexit will bring, but the preparations undertaken by UK’s ports industry will relieve pressure on traditional routes, increase capacity and introduce new trade routes.You can find out more about global supply chain resilience via our whitepaper.last_img read more

Court documents: Fort Myers murder suspect beat woman pregnant with twins

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementThe homicide unit responded to the scene and began investigating Clermont’s death. Law enforcement escorted Lefevre and his four children out of the apartment during the investigation. On Feb. 5, the Medical Examiner released a report, which labeled Clermont’s manner of death a homicide, according to FMPD. Officers arrested Lefevre on Feb. 12 in Charlotte County for second-degree murder, two counts of partial-birth abortion, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, kidnapping and false imprisonment. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Law enforcement arrested a man last month for murdering a pregnant woman at the Fort Myers Cypress Court Apartment complex in Nov. 2020.Newly released court documents reveal Serge Lefevre, 37, severely beat Casandra Clermont with a wooden stick while their four children where confined to a room or crib. She was pregnant with twins at the time. Body camera footage shows Lefevre saying Clermont was his fiancee and the mother of his children. Neighbors said they always heard yelling but rarely saw Clermont or the children, the report states. On Nov. 30, Lefevre called 911 at 1:10 p.m. asking for an ambulance. He said Clermont was unconscious on the ground after suffering a seizure. The Fort Myers Police Department [FMPD] confirmed the woman died at around 1:42 p.m. that day. AdvertisementTags: Fort Myersmurder WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Since then, four child abuse charges have been filed against him. Lefevre willfully abused four children in the home by beating their mother repeatedly over an extended period of time while they were confined, according to court documents. Lefevre is still booked at the Lee County Jail. Naples soldier facing charges for wife’s murder June 16, 2021 Advertisement Florida man sentenced to life in prison for machete slaying at grow house June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Reconciliation Week Begins in Territory

first_imgReconciliation Week Begins in Territory NT GovernmentReconciliation Week is an important opportunity for all Australians to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.The dates for National Reconciliation Week remain the same each year, beginning on 27 May – marking the passing of the 1967 referendum granting citizenship to Aboriginal AustraIians – and ending on 3 June – coinciding with the historic High Court Mabo decision.The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is Reconciliation is more than a word. Reconciliation takes action – and it urges more impactful action towards reconciliation.The Territory Labor Government is committed to delivering with and for Aboriginal Territorians, and recognising the importance of reconciliation.It recently launched the ‘Everyone Together’ Aboriginal Affairs Strategy, which is a 10 year plan that provides a way for the NT Government to reshape how it works with Aboriginal Territorians to support community aspirations and achieve better outcomes.The Government is also proud to support the First Circles Leadership Program, which brings together emerging leaders with strong community voices to the table to influence government policy. The 2021 First Circles program is the largest group ever.Local Decision Making also proves an important step forward. There are currently five Local Decision Making Agreements in various stages of implementation, with active engagement towards another 16 Agreements in development.The Government’s continued commitment to the Aboriginal Interpreter Services has also helped provide solutions to communication challenges, and has allowed Aboriginal Territorians to gain access to better services.The Territory’s Aboriginal Justice Agreement is being finalised, and will be released later this year.In addition, the Territory’s Implementation Plan on Closing the Gap is being drafted, to coincide with the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.Quotes from Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Selena Uibo:“I encourage all Territorians to take this time to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.“The Territory Labor Government works hard to deliver with and for Aboriginal Territorians, and to ensure as a Government we deliver the aspirations of our communities. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, agreement, AusPol, Australia, citizenship, Closing the Gap, communication, community, culture, gap, Government, Government policy, High Court, leadership, Minister, Northern Territory, outcomes, referendumlast_img read more

Tarpons Defeat Tomball Christian, 34-7

first_img Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSPort Isabel defeated Tomball Christian Homeschool, 34-7, at Tarpon Stadium last Friday night in the second game of the season for both schools, and the home opener for the Tarpons.Port Isabel scored the first four times it had the ball in the first half and led 28-0 at the break.  The Tarpons ran for over 300 yards for the second straight week and passed for nearly 150 yards on the night.The Tarpon rushers were led by senior back Carlos Orduna who had 179 yards (20 carries, 9.0 yards per carry, average) and scored a touchdown.The “Seawall Defense” was in top form as the Warriors could only muster 59 yards of total offense and five first downs for the game.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedTHE YEAR THAT WAS: Looking back at the 2012 TarponsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2012 season has come to an end for the Port Isabel High football team. The Tarpons were shut out, 22-0, by the Bellville Brahmas in the Region IV championship game Saturday night at Cabaniss Stadium. Bellville scored on their first two possessions…December 13, 2012In “News”Just Enough – Tarpons Take RGC 13-7By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A good team can win any kind of game.  That includes high-scoring games, low-scoring games, games decided by special teams and games that hinge on a late turnover.  On Friday night at Rio Grande City the Port Isabel Tarpons showed the necessary grit…September 11, 2015In “News”CHAMPS: Tarps slay rivals for titleBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons got back to playing Tarpon football last Friday night at Rio Hondo. After a slow first half, in which the score was tied at seven most of the way, Port Isabel scored four touchdowns after intermission, while holding the…November 5, 2012In “Gallery”last_img read more

4700 coaches join SAI’s first-ever online knowledge enhancement workshop

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 16th April, 2020 20:51 IST 4700 Coaches Join SAI’s First-ever Online Knowledge Enhancement Workshop More than 4,700 coaches, including eminent ex-sportspersons, attended a massive programme of online skill enhancement session. READ: Sania Mirza wishes controversial Pakistan cricketer Hasan Ali’s wife on birthdayOlympian Anju Bobby George who attended the session on athletics said: “SAI could not have chosen a better time for this workshop. Right now the coaches are relatively free and during this time they are getting a chance to brush up their skills and exchange ideas with each other. Just the sheer number of coaches attending the sessions provides a great platform for knowledge sharing and enhancement. It was also great to see the Sports Minister and Director General of SAI attending the sessions. It shows how serious the ministry and SAI is about empowering coaches.”The extensive online coach development programme that will span three weeks is called MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). It is an intensive 21-day programme designed for coaches at all levels. The programme is open to 100 coaches at a time for any given session, allowing High-Performance Directors to assess each participant’s individual needs and interests to create a customised learning experience. READ: Harbhajan Singh backs MS Dhoni’s India return despite IPL 2020 being officially postponedIn the first round of the series coaches from athletics, archery, boxing, badminton, fencing, hockey, gymnastics, table tennis, swimming, weightlifting, wrestling, cycling, taekwondo, football, judo and volleyball will attend the sessions. Hockey sessions will start from April 20.READ: Team India missing cricket but BCCI rightly suspended IPL indefinitely: Kohli’s coachREAD: KKR captain Dinesh Karthik cites ‘good’ T20 record for desiring return to Indian team Written By FOLLOW US Suman Ray More than 4,700 coaches, including eminent ex-sportspersons, attended a massive programme of online skill enhancement session, organized by the Sports Authority of India in association with National Sporting Federations on Thursday to upgrade the knowledge of coaches across the country in all leading disciplines.SAI coaches, coaches of SAI accredited sports academies, coaches recommended by National Sports Federations and coaches of State governments from all over India will attend these sessions to be addressed by Dronacharya awardees, Arjuna awardees, Khel Ratna awardees, eminent Indian coaches and foreign experts.Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda addressed coaches on Day one. Speaking about the initiative, Kiren Rijiju said,center_img “Skill up-gradation is a very important aspect of coaching. This initiative will ensure that coaches learn from the best minds of their discipline and they can implement the learnings from these sessions for better results while training athletes. This workshop includes all important disciplines, especially those in which India has a chance in doing well in the Olympics.”  SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT First Published: 16th April, 2020 20:51 ISTlast_img read more