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Jeppesen has revolutionized the navigational chart industry by introducing FlatFee licensing for its official Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs). Jeppesen FlatFee makes accessing and using ENCs easy, cost effective and planning friendly.Based on input from a wide range of its maritime customers, Jeppesen FlatFee was developed in order to meet the growing need for flexible, expandable navigation solutions that help mariners more accurately predict annual charting costs.Jeppesen FlatFee lets mariners purchase some or all of nine worldwide zones at an affordable fixed price. Once purchased, vessels are able to view and use all charts, for both voyage planning and navigation, without limitations for a subscription term of one year. This helps mariners improve safety and ENC handling, while simplifying Port State Controls and ensuring predictable charting costs. If sailing needs change, additional zone subscriptions can be added without having to create new licenses — making Jeppesen FlatFee an extremely flexible and expandable chart licensing option. Jeppesen uses a variation of existing licensing methods to ensure accurate processing of Hydrographic Office commissions.“Initial reports from vessels testing our FlatFee licensing have been overwhelmingly positive,” said Gary Minard, Jeppesen director, global marine sales and marketing. “This new solution is better meeting our customers’ needs by helping overcome both the hassles and unpredictable costs associated with using ENCs around the world.”With the addition of FlatFee, Jeppesen has expanded its global ability to offer mariners innovative bundled solutions that enhance navigation while helping both ships and shipping companies operate safely, effectively and efficiently. Jeppesen’s full suite of innovative solutions includes Jeppesen FleetManager, Ship Report, Weather Routing and Piracy Updates, all developed to work in concert with Jeppesen’s official ENCs available around the world.[mappress]Jeppesen Marine, October 3, 2013
Elam Mackriel, 3, Kamohelo Dingaan, 4 , Lixa Qhaba, 4 , and Chloe Diedricks, 3, were surprised with colouring pencils. 1 of 4 Sydney-Inge Esau, Mika Adams, and Aurora Kube, all four years old, were among the special guests. Cassidy Anthony, five, from Babs Educare, scored a nice colouring set in a lucky draw. Cassidy Anthony, five, from Babs Educare, scored a nice colouring set in a lucky draw. The Centre for Early Childhood Development hosted about 200 children from Bridges Play Centre in Bridgetown, Silvertown Educare Centre and BABS (Build a Better Society) Educare in Kewtown, for a fun-filled day at Nantes Park to celebrate Universal Children’s Day. The event, held on Thursday November 17, celebrated being a child – where they were free to run, play in the park, and have their faces painted. Every child was given a party box and other treats. Children from Babs Educare enjoying their treats from their party boxes.
HUNGARY: A bogie production hall was opened at Bombardier’s Mátranovák plant in northeastern Hungary on November 6. The investment in the former Ganz Steel Structure works cost €22m, with half the funding coming from the national government via its Economic Development Operations Programme. The extension of the factory has seen Bombardier take on a further 150 staff, and allows it to keep increasing output. Annual production has grown from 660 bogies in 2005 to a planned 2000 units this year.
JAPAN: Central Japan Railway officially marked the start of work on the first phase of its Chuo Shinkansen superconducting maglev line between Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka with ceremonies at the Shinagawa and Nagoya station sites on December 17.According to JR Central, construction work on the 286 km between Tokyo and Nagoya will get underway in earnest in early 2015, and take about 10 years; around 85% of the line is expected to run in tunnel. Revenue operation is due to start ‘by 2027’. The second phase from Nagoya to Osaka would not be completed until 2045.The company submitted its plans for the first phase to the government in August, and received a formal go-ahead from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport on October 17. It estimates that the cost of building this section will be around ¥5·4tr.Speaking at the ceremony in Nagoya, JR Central President Koei Tsuge said ‘I am sure there will be many difficulties during this major project, which will take more than a decade. We want to press ahead with construction safely, while giving proper consideration to the preservation of the environment and working closely with the regions the line will pass through.’As well as the termini at Shinagawa and Nagoya which will be about 40 m underground, the alignment announced in September 2013 includes four intermediate stations. That at Sagamihara in Kanagawa prefecture would also be in tunnel, but the stations at Kofu in Yamanashi prefecture, Iida in Nagano prefecture and Nakatsugawa in Gifu prefecture would be above ground.With the superconducting maglev vehicles operating at speeds up to 500 km/h, JR Central anticipates an end-to-end journey time of 40 min, compared with around 90 min for the fastest Nozomi trains using the 342 km Tokaido Shinkansen. One proposed operating pattern being considered to optimise capacity on the Chuo Shinkansen envisages that a non-stop maglev service would be followed by a series of stopping services at 6 min headways, each making one intermediate call in sequence along the route. This would avoid the need to build overtaking loops with cumbersome guideway turnouts.JR Central is currently undertaking trials with its prototype Series L0 maglev fleet at the test track in Yamanashi prefecture, which has been lengthened to 42·8 km and will form part of the Chuo maglev route. After starting trials with an initial five-car set, the railway ordered extra vehicles to create two seven-car sets; these have 24 seats in each end car and 68 in the intermediate vehicles.Read our article on the Chuo maglev project in the December 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International, available to subscribers in our digital archive.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDUMFRIES Police reported about the theft of Silver Mercedes C180 that was stolen from the Nunholm area of Dumfries in the early hours of Monday (29th) October, today via their facebook page. The car was displaying a very recognisable private number plate TOM656s when it was stolen.The ploice have no updated their social media post stating “This vehicle has now been found in Dumfries and one person has been arrested. Big thank you to the member of the public who reported a sighting to us.”Have you seen it since? The number plate should stand out. #DGCrime
Bangladesh turned aggressive early in the second half but Casas was on point in denying their attempts. The home team nearly scored from close range in the 70th minutes but this was defended well, too.Things got a bit messy for the Philippines in the 75th minute: Marwin Angeles was tackled by an opponent while Misagh Bahadoran was handed a yellow card for fouling the other team’s goalie.And then it got worse – the Azkals were down to 10 men with nine minutes remaining in the match after Daniels was stretchered off the field after a hard collision with a Bangladeshi player.Despite being undermanned, the Azkals still worked well to stave off late attempts by the home team.The Azkals have a three-day break before plunging back to action Tuesday night for the knockout semifinal round./PN One goal from Kenshiro Daniels (pictured) was all the Philippine Azkals needed to defeat host team Bangladesh in the 2018 Bangabandhu Gold Cup on Friday, Oct. 5. KAYA FC MANILA – Philippine Azkals got past a tough challenge from host Bangladesh for a 1-0 win in the 2018 Bangabandhu Gold Cup at the Sylhet Zila Stadium in Bangladesh.A first-half conversion by Kenshiro Daniels was all the Philippine men’s football team needed Friday night to claim the top spot in Group B with 6 points and a 2-0 win-loss record.Both teams were unable to penetrate each other’s defense, making for a scoreless match after 20 minutes. The Azkals finally scored in the 24th minute with Daniels slotting from inside the box.Azkals goalkeeper Michael Casas also did a masterful job at thwarting the attempts of Bangladesh players from close range, leaving the scores 1-0 heading into halftime break.
Print Friendly Version The GSC has partnered with Ticket Biscuit to develop a mobile ticketing option for this years’ GSC Basketball Championship. The league is offering an $8 discounted adult ticket – a 20% savings – on mobile purchases made up until midnight CT on Friday, March 3. Visit www.gscsports.org/tickets to purchase your tickets. Adult tickets purchased on Saturday or Sunday at the Pete Hanna Center Box Office are $10 per day. Student tickets for anyone aged 6-18 or with a student ID are $3. All youths age five and under are admitted free. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINEGSC CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT CENTRALBIRMINGHAM – The 20th-ranked UWF women’s basketball team has advanced to this weekend’s VisitSpaceCoast.com Gulf South Conference Championship and Argonaut fans can be part of the excitement for as low as $3 per ticket. UWF is the top seed in the women’s tournament and will face fourth-seeded West Georgia in the semifinals on Saturday at Noon at the Pete Hanna Center on the campus of Samford University. The winner of that game will advance to the Sunday’s championship, which is set for 12:30 p.m.
Matt Loede Related TopicsChief WahooIndians In a move that is sure to fire up Indians fans that support Chief Wahoo, the Indians on Thursday night were without their longtime mascot, removing him from their sleeve of their uniforms.The move will officially become permanent next season, but the decision to remove the logo for the series in Toronto came partially by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series.While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case, but instead of having another set of headlines about the mascot, the Indians decided just to take it off for the four-game set.No word on if Wahoo will return for anymore games this regular or postseason. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.