News / Maersk refuses bookings for shipments to Sydney as the port struggles to cope

first_imgPhoto 164323531 © Druid007 – Dreamstime.com Despite signs of a rapprochement between docker unions and container terminal employers in the port of Sydney, shippers have been warned to expect continuing congestion in container supply chains.And some carriers are refusing bookings for shipments to the port.Yesterday, Maersk announced a temporary suspension on Sydney bookings, likely to last until the end of the month.It said: “To remove uncertainty for our customers’ supply chain and to assist handling of our vessels calling Sydney, Maersk is taking the difficult decision to temporarily stop acceptance of all new bookings from Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India sub-continent to Sydney, effective immediately.“It is expected we will re-open booking acceptance from 1 October, but will continue to review the situation and open earlier if possible,” said a customer advisory, which added that Maersk would still accept bookings from North America.According to liner database eeSea, the Danish carrier operates six services to Sydney, in conjunction with other lines, two of which – the PNZ and OC1 services – originate in North America. The remaining four – Cobra, Yoyo, Southern Star and Dragon – link Australia with Asia.This spells further bad news for the trade as its struggles to repatriate empty containers in Australia to Asia in time for the peak season.According to CH Robinson, importing from Asia is currently at risk due to the inability to export full and empty containers back to Asia, and the company cited research from NSW Ports that shows an imbalance of 30,000 teu between full and empty imports, and full and empty exports between April and June.“At the same time, there has been a decrease in Australian exports due to Covid-19 staff restrictions, which, combined with the congestion at our ports, have caused chaos for transport operators, with costs set to trickle down the supply chain to Australian consumers,” said CH Robinson vice president of Oceania Andrew Coldrey.He explained that the severe congestion at the port of Botany was caused by weather disruptions, industrial disputes and “overcrowding at overwhelmed” empty container parks, which has reduced operational efficiency and caused ships to redirect to Melbourne.However, this has placed “greater pressure on Melbourne’s already struggling ECPs, culminating in further strain on trucking and additional supply chain costs”.Mr Coldrey added: “This issue has been slowly mounting and has reached a stage where Australian consumers are most likely going to suffer at the checkout.“At the beginning of the year, planning by freight forwarders couldn’t have accounted for the differing consequences of a world pandemic. Our current import allocations are committed and we are seeking more, but spare shipping allocation is now being sold at a premium, adding additional costs throughout the supply chain.“With the busiest quarter almost upon us, we must address the bottlenecks at key Australian ports,” Mr Coldrey said. By Gavin van Marle 22/09/2020last_img read more

5 things hospitals can do today to keep women from dying during childbirth

first_img Related: It is safer to fly by plane anywhere in the world than it is to give birth in the United States. Last year, 589 people died worldwide because of an airline accident. Compare that with about 700 deaths each year among women in the U.S. as a result of pregnancy or complications during or after childbirth. Worldwide, more than 800 women die every day because of these complications.In the United States, women of color bear the brunt of these problems. Data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that black, American Indian, and Alaska Native women are significantly more likely to die because of childbirth than white women, regardless of age group, education level, and other factors.This is inexcusable, especially since the majority of maternal deaths are preventable.advertisement Here are five of the top steps we took, each of which can be easily adopted by any hospital or health system that cares for women during and after pregnancy.advertisement First Opinion5 things hospitals can do today to keep women from dying during childbirth Seven years ago, my health care system, Providence St. Joseph Health, made a concerted effort to tackle this issue. Our team at the Women and Children’s Institute established a firm foundation to make childbirth safer. Our efforts have borne fruit. In the last three years, just one childbirth-associate death occurred across 51 Providence St. Joseph hospitals in seven states. Based on the current national average, the number of deaths should have been at least 32 for an organization this size. Pregnancy-related deaths reflect how implicit bias harms women. We need to fix that By Amy Compton-Phillips Sept. 13, 2019 Reprints Many pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, CDC report finds Related:center_img Amy Compton-Phillips Adobe Empower the care team. One of the most important things hospitals and systems can do is become a high-reliability organization that empowers everyone — doctor, nurse, pharmacist, ward clerk, and more — to voice concerns about any potential threat. This includes specific language and tools that require everyone on a care team to stop and listen to a concern and develop an action plan for how to proceed safely. Listening to the patient is the first key to ensuring a safe delivery.Champion prenatal and postpartum care. Mothers and children need to be safe when they are not in the hospital. In fact, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, some factors that contribute to maternal mortality, such as intimate partner violence or housing insecurity, occur outside of the hospital, underscoring the importance of care before, during, and after childbirth. It is important to champion expanding prenatal care, and ensuring appropriate rates of postpartum visits among pregnant women covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.Many of our acute care hospitals provide direct maternal health-related programming to the local community, which include perinatal and prenatal care and breastfeeding education for low-income women. Although not all health system prioritize maternal and infant health as a specific need, in many cases it correlates with other necessities such as poverty, food security and nutrition, health behaviors, and adequate housing that affect maternal health.As a nation, we still have a long way to go to ensure excellent outcomes for maternal care. Although it is shocking that maternal deaths are still an issue, they can — and must — be addressed. It is past time for all health systems to take action, so every woman in the U.S. who wants to become a mother can do so confidently and safely.Amy Compton-Phillips, M.D., is the executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems. Focus on the major delivery complications. Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) during and after birth, cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure (which can be a warning sign for preeclampsia), and sepsis are three of the leading complications that can lead to a woman’s death during or after childbirth. Providers should focus, as we did, on implementing evidence-based care for these three conditions.Move from reaction to prevention. A proactive perspective helps prevent complications. While most hospitals have protocols to respond to an emergency, it is equally important to recognize that serious maternal issues can be avoided by identifying risk factors as early as possible. Our data specialists created the EMR Hemorrhage Risk Assessment, described recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, to help evaluate a woman’s risk for delivery complications. Upon admission to the hospital, the caregiver records responses to five key data points recommended by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative for postpartum hemorrhage risk assessment: past pregnancies, problems with current pregnancy, history of gestational hypertension, current vital signs, and multiple births. The tool uses an algorithm and the patient’s health history to identify her risk.We now screen almost every patient for the risk of excessive bleeding and are getting better at identifying and treating high blood pressure, as well as preventing hospital readmissions. This is extremely important since hemorrhage after childbirth accounts for 11% of maternal deaths and cardiovascular conditions account for 15%.Standardize protocols. Every clinician should know (or have immediate access to) all the protocols in case of postpartum hemorrhage. To make the right care easy to provide in an emergency, we built the most current care pathways into the electronic medical record so they’re readily accessible. We have also embedded all of our postpartum hemorrhage efforts into a suite of tools that work together in the electronic medical record. This suite, which we call the Maternal Early Warning Trigger Tool, provides early assessment of pregnant women to detect sepsis, cardiopulmonary dysfunction, high blood pressure and preeclampsia, and hemorrhage. @amyleecp3 About the Author Reprints Tags hospitalswomen’s healthlast_img read more

Why Biogen may be sitting on the most lucrative product in pharmaceutical history

first_img Tags biotechnologydementiaSTAT+ Create a display name to comment This name will appear with your comment By Damian Garde and Adam Feuerstein June 7, 2021 Reprints What’s included? Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Adam Feuerstein Biogen’s quest to win approval for a new Alzheimer’s disease treatment once seemed futile. Now the company is sitting on what could be the most lucrative product in pharmaceutical history.Hours after the Food and Drug Administration’s surprising approval of Aduhelm, the company’s controversial treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, Biogen set a list price that was nearly five times what Wall Street analysts had expected: $56,000 per year for the average patient. Why Biogen may be sitting on the most lucrative product in pharmaceutical history About the Authors Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @adamfeuerstein There was an error saving your display name. Please check and try again. What is it? Ruby Wallau for STAT Biotech center_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Add a Comment National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Damian Garde [email protected] Log In | Learn More @damiangarde [email protected] 0Comments +Comments 0Commentslast_img read more

Calls for Laois heritage and tourism sites to go green for St Patrick’s Day

first_img Pinterest Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Home News Council Calls for Laois heritage and tourism sites to go green for St… NewsCouncil WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Electric Picnic Council Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival A Laois County Councillor has called for heritage and tourism locations in Laois to turn green for St Patrick’s Day.Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney made the suggestion at Monday’s meeting of Laois County Council.In recent years, places like The Rock of Dunamase and Laois County Council itself, have been lit up to mark our national day.And Cllr Sweeney believes that doing it this year, in the absence of traditional festivities, could provide people with a boost.She said: “I make this request to the Council and indeed to the various agencies each year and I think now more than ever it is critical that we add some colour to our lives on St Patrick’s Day in the same way that people went to great effort for the Christmas period and beyond. Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 24th February 2021 “It is once again a good opportunity to showcase the best of what is available form a tourism and heritage perspective in the county for when tourists are allowed to return“It will also provide a much-needed morale boost to the county.“In addition to this motion, I am not aware of any virtual St Patricks Day parades as of yet but with no public St Patrick’s Day parades around the county is there some way of marking the day virtually? Previous articleShock and sadness at sudden death of local school head and former Irish rugby internationalNext articlePraise for PATH as majority of calls to Laois Covid-19 helpline request food parcels Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Electric Picnic TAGSLaois County CouncilMary SweeneySt Patrick’s Day “Could we promote the best of Laois, through music, song, dance and the Arts via our social media platforms?”Cllr Sweeney’s proposal received widespread support from her fellow Councillors.In reply, Administrative Officer Dom Reddin said: “We will liaise with the mentioned State Agencies and local Community Groups to endeavour to achieve such areas lit up in green.”SEE ALSO – Shock and sadness at sudden death of local school head and former Irish rugby international Calls for Laois heritage and tourism sites to go green for St Patrick’s Daylast_img read more

Tempest Capital to resign from IIROC

first_img Octagon Capital dismissed by IIROC The firm, which joined IIROC in November 2012, describes itself as a boutique Canadian broker-dealer “which was founded for the purpose of providing a select group of investors with exclusive access to high-quality deal flow in the resource sector.” “We are unique amongst investment dealers with a business model that focuses on a limited number of resource based financings annually,” it said. The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) has warned that the small cap market generally, and the resource sector in particular, is suffering from an increasingly severe shortage of equity capital; and, that this is impacting the brokerage firms that focus on this market segment. The IIAC has repeatedly called on the federal government to help stimulate the flow of start-up capital through targeted tax measures. Tempest has initiated the resignation process, IIROC says, noting that the effective date of its resignation will be announced later. Court appoints counsel for investors in PACE Securities wind-up James Langton Keywords Investment dealersCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Related newscenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Hearing for failed PACE Securities execs set for 2021 A boutique brokerage firm that joined the Canadian investment business less than two years ago is now resigning, according to Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). IIROC said Monday that Vancouver-based Tempest Capital Corp. is resigning its membership in the self-regulatory organization. last_img read more

Budget 2016: Personal tax changes

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Air Jamaica Returns to Barbados for Summer

first_imgRelatedAir Jamaica Returns to Barbados for Summer RelatedAir Jamaica Returns to Barbados for Summer Air Jamaica Returns to Barbados for Summer TransportApril 27, 2009 RelatedAir Jamaica Returns to Barbados for Summercenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail From July 2 to August 30, 2009, Air Jamaica will operate twice weekly service between New York and Barbados. This is in response to the expected demand by Barbadian nationals in the tri-state area travelling home for the summer.“We are of course very happy that Air Jamaica has made the commitment of these flights,” Barbadian Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, told JIS News.“Barbadians who live outside of the island look forward to vacationing at home. We are thrilled at Air Jamaica’s move in making it easy for them and all visitors to our island to travel during this period,” he added.The flights will depart John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on Thursday and Sunday at 12:50 a.m. and arrive in Barbados at 5:00 a.m. The return flight will depart Barbados at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at JFK at 11:30 a.m.“This is a great opportunity for Air Jamaica to serve the Caribbean and we know these flights will have a huge impact. Our schedule allows passengers to arrive in Barbados early in the morning, so they will enjoy the entire day with friends and family,” Air Jamaica’s Senior Director of Sales George deMercado, told JIS News.Persons wishing to get more information on the flights and bookings can visit the company’s website at: www.AirJamaica.com.Air Jamaica’s new summer schedule has 246 weekly flights to 12 destinations, with service between Jamaica and Toronto, New York (JFK), Chicago (O’Hare), Baltimore, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Curacao and Nassau, as well as service between New York and Grenada and New York and Barbados. Advertisementslast_img read more

300 British troops deploy to Mali on UN Peacekeeping Mission

first_img300 British troops deploy to Mali on UN Peacekeeping Mission 300 UK troops have arrived in Mali as part of the UN’s peacekeeping mission, primarily drawn from the Light Dragoons alongside the Royal Anglian Regiment and supported by specialist trades from across the Armed Forces.The UK Task Force will provide a highly specialised reconnaissance capability, conducting patrols to gather intelligence and engage with the local population to help the UN respond to threats from violent extremism, and weak governance.The UN Mission in Mali is made up of over 14,000 peacekeepers from 56 different countries and works to support peace efforts, encourage security sector reform, protect civilians and promote human rights.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:As a permanent member of the UN Security Council this deployment is a demonstration of our firm commitment to peacekeeping and the importance we place on improving security in the Sahel by protecting local communities.Our land forces are the best in the world, and we are one of a small handful of nations able to provide this specialist capability in a challenging environment which will help prevent the spread of conflict across the region.The main body of troops arrived on 2nd December, and all UK personnel will have arrived by 8th December to set up the UK Headquarters. They have flown from RAF Brize Norton by A400M aircraft to the UN camp in Gao. They will be based in the newly formed Camp Bagnold, which is named after Brigadier Ralph Alger Bagnold, the desert explorer and first Commanding Officer of the British Army’s “Long Range Desert Group.”Lieutenant Colonel Tom Robinson, Commanding Officer of the Light Dragoons, said:The 300 strong Light Dragoon task group is joining over 14,000 peacekeepers from 56 Nations as part of this challenging UN mission in Mali to help protect the people from violence and support political dialogue. We bring years of experience on operations, first class equipment and exceptional people.We’ve trained hard for the last year to make sure that we are ready for this challenging mission. We’re proud to be the first British soldiers to join in this team effort to help combat instability in the Sahel.The Sahel is one of Africa’s poorest and most fragile regions. It is marked by chronic poverty, instability, high levels of gender inequality, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Terrorist violence and conflict is sharply on the rise. It is in all our interests that we work together to protect civilians and help build a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for the region.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:This new deployment of 300 British troops to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali is part of our ongoing work in the Sahel region to build stability, improve the humanitarian response and help protect innocent civilians from violence.British troops will reinforce our development and diplomatic work, to maximise our impact on the ground.The UK is one of the largest humanitarian donors to the Sahel – in 2020 the UK gave £14.65m in humanitarian aid to Mali and is currently in the process of increasing the size of the UK embassy to reinforce our diplomatic strength in the country.Alongside this, the MoD currently has 3 Chinook helicopters and 100 personnel in a logistics role supporting the French-led Counter-Terrorist mission, Operation BARKHANE. This is entirely separate from the UN mission, but they will be operating in the same region. /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:Africa, climate change, demonstration, diplomatic, environment, Government, Human Rights, Humanitarian, inequality, intelligence, Mali, operation, Secretary, security, Security Council, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Ford delays launch of plug-in Escape SUV after European fires

first_img Trending Videos First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › Ford is delaying the launch of its plug-in hybrid Escape sport-utility vehicle to 2021 after thousands of similar SUVs in Europe were recalled for problems involving fires while recharging.The Escape plug-in hybrid was originally scheduled to go into production this past spring but Ford changed it to summer after the coronavirus pandemic shut factories for two months.Now Ford is pushing it into 2021 as it reviews issues with the European-market Kuga model, which shares parts with the Escape plug-in — including the battery and engine. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Titanium  Andrew McCredie Plug-in hybrids are a key part of Ford’s strategy to spend US$11.5 billion to electrify its lineup as it transitions to battery-powered vehicles. The automaker is scheduled begin building its electric Mustang Mach-E in Mexico later this year. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSEscapeFordSUVNon-LuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesNon-Luxury LISTEN: This week on our Plugged In podcast we talk all-electric pickup trucks.Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.“We’re moving production to next year while we investigate what happened to the Kuga in Europe,” said Mike Levine, a company spokesperson. “None have been sold in the U.S.”Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky, plant began building a redesigned version late last year. The factory has been turning out conventional gasoline-powered models as well as hybrids that don’t plug in.The delay in the plug-in Escape’s debut comes amid soft U.S. demand for the small SUV. U.S. sales plunged almost 23 per cent in the third quarter and are down 32 per cent this year.Ford of Europe is working to fix a problem with its Kuga plug-in related to venting heat from the batteries, Jay Ward, another company spokesman, said Tuesday. There have been seven vehicle fires in Europe, triggering the recall of 20,500 Kuga models sold there, spotlighting an issue that could take months to resolve, Ward said. See More Videoslast_img read more

Chancellor's Lecture Series To Host Talk By CU Artist On March 10

first_imgThe Chancellor’s Community Lecture Series will host a talk by Richard Devin, producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, titled “The Place of the Artist in U.S. Society” on Wednesday, March 10 at the Boulder Public Library.The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the library’s main auditorium and is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny and the Boulder Public Library.Devin is a professor of theatre design and arts management in the department of theatre and dance at CU-Boulder. In addition to his current position, Devin has been a lighting designer for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He has designed more than 30 regional theaters including several productions off-Broadway and in Hong Kong and Tokyo. “It is important to discuss whether society believes the artist should simply entertain us as opposed to teaching us something about ourselves,” Devin said.Devin is the 1997 recipient of the CU-Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Service and was elected to the distinguished National Theatre Conference in 1996. From 1988 to 1991, he served as president of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, an association of more than 4,000 design and production professionals in the performing arts.CU-Boulder jazz Professor Willie Hill, the first African American to be inducted into the Colorado Music Educators Hall of Fame, will present the final program in the Chancellor’s Community Lecture series on May 5. Hill will perform with his Jazz Quintet. Hill is president of the International Association of Jazz Educators and immediate past-president of the Colorado Music Educators Association.For more information, contact the CU-Boulder Office of Community Relations at 303-492-8384. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 1, 1999 last_img read more