zoom Mumbai-based Great Eastern Shipping (G E Shipping) has signed a contract to buy a 150,000 dwt Suezmax crude carrier.The company said that the 2000-built vessel is expected to join its fleet in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.Earlier in December, G E Shipping took delivery of a secondhand Supramax dry bulk carrier Jag Radha, built in 2009.The 58,000 dwt vessel, previously known as Star Manx, was purchased from the Isle of Man-based shipping company LT Ugland Shipping in October 2016.Great Eastern Shipping’s fleet currently stands at 38 vessels, comprising 24 tankers and 14 dry bulk carriers, with an average age of 8.89 years.Additionally, the company has one newbuilding Kamsarmax on order and expects the delivery of two secondhand Aframaxes.
The Creation Accelerator (CNW Group/Canada Council for the Arts) Twitter OTTAWA, May 28, 2019 – Today, the Canada Council for the Arts, together with CBC/Radio-Canada, announced plans to launch a new $1 million catalyst tool to amplify digital creation in Canada.This initiative, called the Creation Accelerator, will support projects in a sequence of production stages. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant to work with a producer, along with the mentorship of CBC/Radio-Canada, on the development of an original idea. Following this incubation stage, the Canada Council and CBC/Radio-Canada will select concepts for production and potential distribution on CBC/Radio-Canada’s platforms.Speaking on the Creation Accelerator initiative, Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, said, “This initiative is a significant step towards supporting artists and arts organizations in the digital world. We are providing the arts sector with a new, innovative entry point to digital platforms offered by the CBC/Radio-Canada. It will give the arts sector access to an unprecedented number of Canadians. We believe there is a real appetite for original Canadian content rooted in this country’s inventive, diverse and dynamic arts sector.” Facebook “As a cornerstone of Canadian culture, the public broadcaster is very excited to be working alongside the Canada Council for the Arts to help Canadian artists tell their stories in new ways on a national scale, and reach new audiences,” added Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. “We firmly believe that collaboration, like this partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, is key to strengthening and amplifying our engagement with Canadians.”The Creation Accelerator is the first initiative of its kind for the Canada Council for the Arts, which—as part of its commitment to amplify the quality, scale and sharing of art through digital technology—has made a strong investment to increase the digital literacy of the arts sector with its Digital Strategy Fund.This pilot project will be open to artists and arts organizations across the country, in all fields of practice, including early career artists. No prior digital experience will be required.The Canada Council for the Arts will share full guidelines and details for the Creation Accelerator in late June, when the initiative opens for applications on the Council’s online granting portal. Until then, the Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada encourage artists and arts organizations to push their creative boundaries and imagine innovative and impactful digital projects for this remarkable opportunity to connect with Canadian audiences.For more information, please consult canadacouncil.ca in late June 2019.ABOUT THE CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTSThe Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.ABOUT CBC/RADIO-CANADACBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement
Enlarge ImageIf Triumph has its way, in a few years it will be able to sell you electric versions of your favorite Triumph models. Triumph Electric motorcycles are becoming increasingly “a thing” and you know that’s the case when legacy brands like Harley-Davidson are getting in on it. Now, though, a new player is entering the game, and it’s Triumph.Yeah, that Triumph that makes scramblers and Bonnevilles and Rockets and Tigers. It announced on Wednesday that it was initiating a program that it’s calling “TE-1,” which will focus on the development of compact battery-electric drivetrain options for future motorcycle models.Here’s the part that will turn your brain into a hot little coal: Triumph is teaming up with Williams to get this project going. Yes, that Williams. The famed Formula One engineering firm, the same company that helped Singer get its Dynamics and Lightweighting Study cars off the ground.”This new collaboration represents an exciting opportunity for Triumph and its partners to be leaders in the technology that will enable the electrification of motorcycles,” said Triumph CEO Nick Bloor in a statement. “Project Triumph TE-1 is one part of our electric motorcycle strategy, focused on delivering what riders want and expect from their Triumph, which is the perfect balance of handling, performance and usability.”Based on Bloor’s statement, we’d expect that Triumph’s path toward electrification will differ significantly from, say, Harley-Davidson’s. Where H-D is offering one electric motorcycle — the Livewire — with a stratospheric price tag and then plans to offer two other models that are more akin to scooters or electric bicycles than they are motorcycles, Triumph will offer no-compromise electric versions of its ICE models.”The team at Williams Advanced Engineering is looking forward to applying our expertise in the electrification of transport with our partners,” said Craig Wilson, managing director of Williams Advanced Engineering, in a statement. “Williams has powered a number of world-renowned electric vehicles already and this will be a significant further step in our work by taking that knowledge onto two wheels.”Now, historically, when a company like Triumph would announce something as grand as Project Triumph TE-1, we’d have viewed it with a great deal of skepticism. Triumph, in particular, has had a checkered financial past, and developing new tech is expensive. Now, though, Triumph is at the top of its game, and its models are among the best in the industry. We’re genuinely excited to see how this turns out. 2020 BMW 330e first drive: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise Motorcycles Electric Cars Tags 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride: Harley’s electric future is bright Share your voice Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is the sporty electric streetbike we need Post a comment Triumph 47 Photos More From Roadshow 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper 0
Tags Now playing: Watch this: This minivan driver just met the MIC. The initial impact on its side of the highway sets it up for the second impact, with you. NHTSA Somewhere between 25% and 40% of all car crashes aren’t one crash, but several. Your current car probably isn’t smart enough to figure that out, but your next one might be. Cooley On Cars New tech braces you for the dirty little secret of car… More From Roadshow 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Share your voice 2 2:59 Meet the MICMultiple Impact Crashes (MICs) happen when your car has one impact and then hits another car, a stationary object or flips on its roof. The most common is, of course, the rear-end collision that results in another one, but the combinations are endless and impossible to anticipate in all those crash-test videos you’ve watched with morbid curiosity.A 2018 study of crash data by ProBiomechanics and Ford safety guru Henry Scott found that two-impact crashes account for 20% of all collisions but also 30% of all severe injury incidents. It’s even more stark for three-impact crashes. They account for just 5% of all collisions but 13% result in severe injury. Helpless airbagsOne problem is that your car’s airbag control module (ACM) can get confused by multiple impacts that happen literally in the blink of an eye. The ACM may fire the airbags too early, too late or not at all. Hyundai appears to be the first carmaker to develop an ACM that can roll with the punches, calculating force, angles, and position of occupants in real time to fire airbags optimally in the fray.The deadly driftYour first impact may be fairly benign but if it sends you drifting into the path of an oncoming car it gets malignant, and fast. Ford and Continental have developed new post-crash braking tech that prevents the deadly drift by detecting the immediate aftermath of a collision and applying the brakes for a brief time. That stops your ricochet, but doesn’t render the car immovable for emergency responders. It debuted standard on the 2019 Ford Edge.Brace yourselfThe first car I reviewed that knew how to brace itself for impact was the 2016 Volvo XC90. It gets on the brakes when it can tell you’re about to get rear-ended at a stop. That helps transfer crash energy into the car rather than your neck while also reducing the chance and degree of a secondary impact. Mercedes Pre-Safe Plus package does something similar.Volvo is one of the carmakers that has rear-crash sensing tech to apply the brakes when you’re about to get rear-ended, diverting some of the impact away from your car getting launched. Volvo Even without the latest car, you can replicate some of these benefits for free with good driving technique:Wheels straightWhen waiting to turn left at an intersection, don’t pre-cock your wheels in that direction. Keep them straight until you actually start your turn. If you do get rear-ended, you are less likely to be propelled into oncoming traffic.Brakes onResist the temptation to let off your brakes and shift into neutral at a long stop. Applied brakes and engaged gears create some useful opposition to the force of being hit. Tight handling and new electronics make the 2016 Honda Civic a star compact 2018 Volvo XC60 T8: More hustle from a hybrid Comments Roadshow Hyundai Mercedes-Benz Volvo
Cancun, Q.R. — Two men and a woman were arrested by police in Cancun after being found with a stash of drugs and a gun. Police say they noticed the two men on a motorcycle and lone female on the sidewalk who tried to evade them when spotted. A review of the backpacks they were carrying revealed the drugs, a .38 caliber weapon and ammunition. All three were taken into custody, while the motorcycle, drugs, gun, ammo and three cell phones were seized as evidence. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The trio were taken into custody in SM 90 for the alleged sale of drugs after police found them carrying bags of marijuana, cocaine and a gun. The arrests were made during a surveillance tour in that area of the city.