University announces Sister Norma Pimentel as 2018 Laetare Medal recipient

first_imgEditor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the print edition of The Observer on March 20.Notre Dame will award Sister Norma Pimentel — head of the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley — the 2018 Laetare Medal, the University announced in a press releaseSunday.Each year, Notre Dame awards the Laetare Medal to an American Catholic “whose genius has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the Church and enriched the heritage of humanity.”According to the release, both of Pimentel’s parents immigrated from Mexico to the United States and she spent much of her childhood traveling between the two countries. After completing her final vows and entering the Missionaries of Jesus, she worked closely with immigrants, who were often brought to the sisters’ convent.Pimentel said this experience shaped her understanding of her faith in concrete ways.“Scripture comes to life and our faith becomes flesh,” she said in the release. “It is not until you find yourself in front of the face of the immigrant child or mother that you will understand this. It is a moment of realizing we are all one human family.”Since 2008, Pimentel has directed charitable programs for the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, including “emergency food and shelter, housing assistance, clinical counseling and pregnancy care to all four counties in the Rio Grande Valley.”University President Fr. John Jenkins said Pimentel has lived out the call to recognize Christ in the marginalized through her work with refugees and migrants.“Jesus said, ‘when I was a stranger, you invited me in.’ Sister Norma Pimentel has given her life to welcoming Christ in the immigrant and refugee,” Jenkins said in the release. “In awarding her the Laetare Medal, Notre Dame celebrates her witness of seeking and generously serving Christ in the most vulnerable.”Pimentel said in the release that she was grateful to receive the 2018 Laetare Medal.“I am truly honored to receive this award,” she said. “This year’s Laetare Medal brings forth the cries of the suffering for the world to hear. I would like to thank the University of Notre Dame for this recognition and for being a voice for immigrants in our midst.”Pimentel will be awarded the medal on May 20 at commencement.Tags: 2018 Commencement, Commencement 2018, Immigration, Laetare Medal, Sister Norma Pimentellast_img read more

FACS Associate Dean Named

first_imgDr. Atiles brings broad experience to his new position as associate dean,” according to Sharon Y. Nickols, FACS dean. “In particular, the research he has conducted with colleagues on the needs of Georgia’s burgeoning Latino communities and the lack of housing for our state’s workforce represents his commitment to developing collaborations with a variety of university, community, state and national groups. These partnerships expand our college’s impact throughout the state.”“I want to raise awareness throughout the state about our programs, market our strengths, and continue to build the connections and networks that Dr. Rodgers has established during his tenure,” Atiles said. “We have a wealth of knowledge that’s constantly being expanded through the research of our faculty.” As outreach and extension programs deal with the long-term impact of budget constraints, Atiles said he will continue to work closely with faculty to secure external grants and establish cooperative ventures with outside organizations.Atiles earned his Ph.D. in 1995 in Housing, Interior Design and Resource Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; his master’s degree in 1990 in Urban and Regional Planning, also from Virginia Tech; and his bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1986 from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña in the Dominican Republic.Prior to joining UGA, he served on the administrative team of the National Housing Bank of the Dominican Republic; worked as an adjunct faculty member at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña; as an instructor at Virginia Tech; and as a housing manager with the Human and Economic Development Department for Athens-Clarke County.Some of Atiles’ most noted work has included securing external funding from state and federal agencies, developing networks for extension and conducting applied research on the needs of Georgia’s growing Latino population.“Being Latino is a benefit in that I, of course, speak Spanish and this has allowed me to understand the backgrounds and cultures of some of Georgia’s newest residents,” Atiles said. “But I think it’s essential to recognize that all Georgians benefit from the outreach and extension programs the College of Family and Consumer Sciences provides and to work with my colleagues to find new ways to provide the tools of knowledge to help all of our citizens improve their quality of life.”last_img read more

Compliance: NCUA issues update on COVID-19 response

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA issued a letter to credit unions (20-CU-02) Monday outlining the agency’s actions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.“The NCUA recognizes there may be other accommodations that could assist members and communities in responding to challenges associated with COVID-19,” the letter reads. “We encourage credit unions to consult with their respective NCUA regional office or state regulator regarding additional actions that may help address the situation.”The letter includes suggestions for ways credit unions can work with affected borrowers, including:Waiving ATM, overdraft and loan balance or credit card late fees, early withdrawal penalties on time deposits and availability restrictions on insurance checks; continue reading »last_img read more

Pets Rescued From Hurricane Dorian Among Those Up For Adoption on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York To help bring attention to the approximate 3.3 million dogs that enter shelters every year, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has declared October Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. That means it’s the perfect time to bring one of these perfect pooches home with you! More of a cat person? There’s more than enough to go around. Read all about how to bring home your new best friend right here!Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:CaliSPECIAL REQUEST: Cali found her way to the TOH Animal Shelter as a stray back in May 2014. She sat for over a year waiting to be adopted, until her original “finder” came in and said that she was now in a place where she was allowed to have a dog and was ready to adopt Cali. Fast forward to now, and poor Cali just showed up as a stray yet again!  Attempts at contacting her adopter have failed, so she sits at the shelter, waiting once again for a home. Sadly, Cali is now 8 years old, and has been recently diagnosed with cancer. Cali did nothing to deserve this fate, and it breaks staff and volunteer hearts that she spends her days in the shelter. At this point, Cali needs to find a hospice or foster hospice home. Cali is very friendly with people, is recommended for kids 13 and older and may be able to live with another dog. She is a bit under-socialized and would need slow and proper intros. If there is anyone out there willing to open their home and hearts to Cali, please contact the shelter immediately: 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org or foster@tohmail.orgBunkerHow is it that Bunker, one of the coolest dogs in the world, has been calling the TOH Animal Shelter his home for almost two years? Bunker is dog-friendly, loves playing fetch, taking walks, and just enjoying his surroundings. But Bunker’s favorite thing is to be pet. He loves the attention! Bunker needs slow intros and is being recommended for a home with kids 17+ , so please head out to meet this boy today, you’ll be glad you did! For more information about adopting Bunker, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh NY 11793 or email  adoption@tohmail.org. You can also check out Adoptable Shelter Buddies Facebook page for additional info facebook.com/adoptableshelterbuddiesAvailable for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:BrownieAs sweet as his name, Brownie is an extremely handsome 2-year-old fella who is pure love and sweetness. Brownie loves to hang around humans and is always up for some petting. Did we mention he also gets along well with cats? Can’t ask for more! If you can open your home to this sweet treat, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information.Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:Hosta and HygrangeaHosta (adoption #BF2658) and Hydrangea (adoption #BF2659) were plucked from a local garden and brought to North Shore Animal League America. Now these matching black, 7-month-old gals need a place to call home with a family ready to provide them the love deserve. If you’d like to watch these beautiful besties bloom, please pick them up and let them brighten your home.  Miss Chirp and Sam HoustonMiss Chirp (adoption #E3612) and Sam Houston (adoption #E3613) have weathered many a storm together on their journey to find a lasting home. When their previous family could no longer care for them, this tightly bonded pair of 6-year-old cats found themselves in a southern municipal shelter. Hurricane Dorian was about to complicate things even more, but fortunately Animal League America scooped them up and delivered them to the safety of NSALA’s Adoption Center on Long Island. Sam is the strong silent type, but Miss Chirp has been vocal in her gratitude. All you need to do to be their hero is meet them and you’ll want to take them into your home and life.   SerenityPerhaps Serenity (adoption #E3623) hasn’t had the most direct road to a home, but at 2 years old, this Hurricane Dorian survivor has her whole life ahead of her. Serenity will sing to you for attention and based on photo evidence she might help you with your paperwork. If you’re ready for a sweet, serene young lady, Serenity is ready to go home with you now!  CodyTen-year old Cody (adoption #R151356) took a detour when he recently lost the only home he’s ever known due to burden of his diabetes. NSALA’s Medical Team nursed him back to health and nurtured his spirit, readying him for a fresh chance at happiness in his new home. Cody’s diet and medication are covered, at cost, through NSALA’s Medical Center to make finding him a new home as simple as possible. This very shy senior craves a quiet place to settle and loves to nap in a cozy nook.  He’s been a model patient and laps up his special diet meals with gusto. A slow blink tells us he knows we’re here for him. I f you would like to be the recipient of the deepest gratitude, please consider fostering or adopting this treasured friend.  For more information about adopting Hosta, Hydrangea, Miss Chirp, Sam Houston, Serenity,  or Cody, please contact DoritS@animalleague.orgAvailable for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:OtisOtis, aka the most amazing family dog ever, comes to Last hope from Kentucky. At just 2-years old, Otis is already house and crate trained, quiet, amazing with other dogs (he lived with 8 others in Kentucky), and is purrrfect with cats and kids too! Otis loves his peace and quiet, and really enjoys being outdoors. He is also food motivated which means he’s a fast learner and LOVES peanut butter! Otis may take a few minutes to bond in a stimulating environment, but once he’s comfortable he will give hugs and be your little shadow. For information, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at https://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!last_img read more

CDC: Flu activity picks up pace, hits summer camps

first_imgJun 26, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – An official from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that the nation just saw its largest weekly increase in cases since the beginning of the novel flu outbreak and that the virus has so far been detected at 34 summer camps in 16 states.Anne Schuchat, MD, interim deputy director for the CDC’s science and public health program, told reporters, “The key point is that this new infectious disease is not going away.” Of the nearly 28,000 cases that have been confirmed in the United States, more than 6,000 were reported over the past week, according to the weekly update the CDC issued today.She said influenza activity is widespread in 12 states, something very unusual for summer months, but not so unusual for an influenza pandemic. States reporting widespread activity are Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, and Virginia. Nine others are reporting regional activity.More than 99% of typed influenza isolates are the novel flu strain, Schuchat said. “So virtually all of the influenza that’s circulating and getting a diagnosis is this new strain.”Clinical patterns in patients who are sick with the pandemic flu strain are staying constant, with the highest illness rates in people younger than age 25, she said, adding that the median age of those hospitalized with more severe illnesses is 19. However, the median age of people who are dying from novel H1N1 is somewhat older, 37.Schuchat estimated that about three fourths of the patients who died from the disease had underlying health conditions, though the CDC doesn’t have complete information on all 127 fatalities that have been reported.She noted that though morbid obesity has been singled out as a risk factor that might be unique to the pandemic outbreak, the CDC wants to clarify that some severely obese patients have chronic lung disease that has developed from the burden of the extra weight. “So it’s really not a new risk factor for influenza, it’s just a repackaging of that chronic lung disease that we’ve always known was a risk for influenza,” she said.Members of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which just wrapped up a meeting in Atlanta, discussed several pandemic flu issues, including how to plan for novel flu vaccine distribution, if federal officials decide to use it, Schuchat said. CDC officials are preparing different scenarios on reaching specific populations that states can use to help develop their vaccine distribution plans.”We haven’t finalized the plans, but states should be thinking about younger people, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions,” she said. “It’s very important for planning to go on.”See also:CDC influenza surveillance report for the week ending Jun 20last_img read more

Letters to the Editor

first_imgThe agreement establishes a Free Trade Commission, which will have complete control over the USMCA agreement once it is in effect, ultimately controlling tariffs, imports, exports, industrial and agricultural production, etc. — all affecting the economic wealth of the country. This is a direct conflict with Article I, Section 8, of the United States Constitution, which states Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, the states and Indian tribes.Chapter 8 of USMCA guarantees Mexico’s continual control over natural gas and oil. It does not grant this to the United States or Canada. Mexican officials are concerned about control over natural resources. Apparently, U.S. negotiators were not concerned. The loss of these resources would be devastating to any country. The agreement places itself under the jurisdiction of the United Nations. If that is the case, how would this affect the future of the USMCA and the United States, without the nation’s approval?The new agreement may contain export advantage regarding milk and milk products, etc., but these improvements do not outweigh the loss of our nation’s sovereignty in issues of trade and natural resources.George Van SchaickSchenectady GE’s decline began when former CEO Jack Welch transformed GE from a respected, innovative manufacturing company to one that was focused only on raising earnings and the stock price GE increased earnings every quarter during Welch’s 20 years as CEO. These too-good-to-be-true earnings resulted from lay-offs of engineers, scientists and workers from its manufacturing businesses and by closing the labs that supported manufacturing with new technologies and QC. The Schenectady Turbine Technology Lab that supported Power Systems was one of the labs closed.Wall Street applauded Welch’s “genius” for increasing earnings and the stock price. The earnings increases resulted by stripping GE of the engineers needed for new innovative products. This is why the company that gave the world jet engines, gas turbines, unbreakable plastics and silicones did not produce any new blockbusters during the 20 years Welch was CEO.The destruction done by Welch could not be undone by Immelt when he tried to restore manufacturing and rid GE of Welch’s disastrous financial acquisitions. It took a hundred years and generations of engineers and scientists to make GE a successful company, but only 20 years of Welch’s greed to enrich himself with stock options to destroy GE.Mark  MarkovitzNiskayuna Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWelch destroyed GE through sheer greed More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists GOP fails to face new demographicsFollowing the 2012 presidential elections, the Republican National Committee (RNC) commissioned a report to identify the mistakes that resulted in back-to-back losses to Barack Obama.  Among the mistakes noted in the report was alienation of the fastest-growing groups in the country that have gained increasing political influence.  These groups included Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asian-Americans. The report offered up a road map for the GOP to shed its reputation as a party dominated by white men and thus earn more votes from the groups noted above. The RNC report accurately assessed the evolving demographics in the United States. Currently, the population in the U.S. is 61 percent white, 18 percent Hispanic, 12 percent African-American, and 5.6 percent Asian-American, the rest being “other.” A recent report by the Brookings Institution projects that by 2045, the U.S. population will be 49.7 percent white, 24.6 percent Hispanic, 13.1 percent African-American, and  7.9 percent Asian-American, the rest being “other”.Ironically, Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 by doubling down” on the mistakes noted in the RNC report.However, the 2018 midterm elections suggest that the Trump strategy could imperil the GOP party for years to come.The congressional freshman class of 2019 is the most racially diverse and most female group of representatives ever elected to the House. The new class includes the first Native American congresswoman and the first Muslim congresswoman.The diversity noted above is essentially all on the Democratic side. The Republican congressional makeup remains almost entirely white men. The GOP is ignoring the handwriting on the wall.Don SteinerSchenectady New NAFTA deal is bad for our countryThe recently proposed trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada will, if approved, replace the 1994 NAFTA agreement. The proposed agreement — comprised of 34 chapters (1,809 pages), 12 more chapters than the 1994 agreement —might be described as NAFTA on steroids and is not in the interest of U.S. sovereignty.last_img read more

Privacy breach, fake news take mental toll on Indonesia’s first COVID-19 cases

first_imgThe message also detailed their symptoms and chronology of events, starting from when they had supposedly contracted the virus to when they were eventually admitted to their current hospital.The Health Ministry has denied responsibility for the leak. Besides the message, photographs of the patients also spread like wildfire. Some were even forwarded with the ironic caption “Please don’t share.” Some people went as far as to question the patient’s profession, correlating it with how she might have contracted the virus. Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said on Monday that Case 1 was a dance teacher and had danced with the Japanese citizen, who he said was a close friend, in a club in Kemang, South Jakarta. Reporters swarmed the patients’ house, taking footage from just a few feet away from the doorstep, prompting the police to set up a police line to drive them away.Read also: Activists, lawmakers criticize disclosure of personal information of COVID-19 patientsThe situation caused Case 1 to write a lengthy WhatsApp message to explain herself, which has also gone viral.In a further statement made on Wednesday, Case 1 shared her account on how she might have contracted the virus and what she did afterward–which differed from the one shared by authorities.Case 1 said she had started coughing and having a fever on Feb. 16 and decided to visit a private hospital along with her mother last Thursday. There, she was diagnosed with bronchopneumonia and her mother with typhus. The following day, her friend in Malaysia called her to let her know that a Japanese woman that had tested positive for the new virus on Feb. 26 had visited a restaurant in Jakarta where she had been hosting on Feb. 15.Case 1 also said that she had attended a dance event at a restaurant in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Feb. 15, not at a club in Kemang on Feb. 14.”For the sake of national security and health, I informed the doctor that I needed to be tested [for the virus], and that’s why I’ve been isolated since Sunday. I don’t even know nor am I acquainted with the Japanese citizen,” she said. “And I want to emphasize, the Japanese citizen is a woman, not a man that ‘rented’ me like the gossip says,” she added. “I was just in a room with the Japanese woman without knowing who she was.” Case 1 said she had given health authorities contacts of her family members and closest friends to be tested and to ensure that the virus would not spread further.“Please respect me and my family’s privacy, stop spreading our photos and fake news about us,” she said. Read also: COVID-19: Jokowi urges people to remain calm and respect patient privacyThe breach of the patients’ personal data also affected their neighbors, who were also questioning how such detailed data of the patients could be disclosed to the public.”Even us as their close neighbors don’t know those details about them. I wondered whether the authorities were responsible,” one of the patients’ neighbors, Anis Hidayah of Migrant Care, told the Post.She said people in the neighborhood regretted that media coverage had also disrupted their activities; some were not allowed to work by their employers, while app-based motorcycle taxi  drivers were adamant about not accepting orders from the housing complex but even more so because it had framed people she knew personally in unfavorable ways.”I hope this accelerates the issuance of a regulation on personal data protection,” Anis said. (ars)Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify Case 1’s statement about how she came into contact with the Japanese patient.Topics : The President’s announcement came as a surprise not only to the public but to the patients themselves, Case 2 told kompas.com on Tuesday.“We had not been [told that we had tested positive],” she said. “We only found out when [Jokowi announced it].”Worse than the surprise announcement was what followed. Soon after the news broke, personal details of the two patients popped up on WhatsApp groups and social media, with unclear origins. The details came in a viral message that started with the words “Spot Reports” and contained not only the patients’ initials and ages but also their complete home address.  Indonesia’s first two confirmed COVID-19 patients say media coverage and discourse on social media have taken a greater toll than the disease itself, saying that the numerous breaches of privacy have left them “mentally drained.”President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Monday that a 31-year-old woman (Case 1) and her 64-year-old mother (Case 2), both residents of Depok, West Java had tested positive for the novel coronavirus after coming into contact with a Japanese woman who later tested positive in Malaysia.Case 1 and Case 2 are currently receiving treatment in an isolation ward at Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital.last_img read more

Governor Wolf: 1,000 Students to Get On-the Job Experience at Local Employers

first_imgSouthwest Corner Workforce Development Board$94,358 Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board$317,963 Philadelphia Works, Inc.$730,065 Governor Wolf: 1,000 Students to Get On-the Job Experience at Local Employers Montgomery County WDB$106,088 Bucks County Workforce Development Board$217,663 West Central Workforce Development Board$141,632 Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board$390,344 “These funds will allow us to expand opportunities for youth employment with public sector, for-profit and non-profit employers, and establish exciting career paths for young adults,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “Governor Wolf wants to build the strongest workforce in the nation and has proposed additional funding for his PAsmart initiative to further improve access to education, apprenticeships and training programs for students and workers.”The SLIP funding to encourage internship opportunities is in addition to Governor Wolf’s recent budget request for additional funding for the PAsmart initiative. PAsmart grants will encourage partnerships with private industry throughout Pennsylvania with on-the-job training, and also support science and technology education in fast growing careers.The 2019 SLIP is 100 percent funded through federal money made available from WIOA.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart. Tri-County Workforce Development Board$53,112 Lancaster County WDB$109,718 February 22, 2019 Partner4Work$146,138 Education,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf continued his commitment to provide students and young adults with the work experience opportunities to succeed in college or start their careers. Today the governor announced $4.4 million for local summer internship programs.“These funds will provide at least 1,000 young Pennsylvanians with paid work experiences to help them develop the job skills they need to succeed in our 21st century economy,” said Governor Wolf. “The State/Local Internship Program (SLIP) provides for summer internships with local employers across the commonwealth to give program participants the real-world work experience they need to pursue future employment opportunities.”The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) provided SLIP funding to all 22 Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) that submitted proposals. The program, funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), helps young adults develop workforce preparation skills helps and provides participants with their first work experience.The 2019 SLIP will operate for an eight-week period between May 6 and August 30, 2019. The program will offer wages at a minimum of $10.35 an hour for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 years.Following is a list of the 22 LWDBs that received SLIP funds: Chester County Workforce Development Board$28,893center_img Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board$220,137 Northwest WDB$83,122 LWDBFunding Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board$415,306 Northern Tier Workforce Development Board$94,778 Berks County Workforce Development Board$59,602 Delaware County WDB$130,636 North Central Workforce Development Board$430,971 Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board$106,221 Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board$221,841 SCPa Works$177,039 Westmoreland/Fayette Workforce Development Board$124,372 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Peaceful family retreat on offer in Beachmere

first_img20 Riversleigh Rd, BeachmereMrs Baxter said the home was well-located a few minutes’ drive from the Bruce Highway, 6km from the Caboolture train station and 20 minutes from Bribie Island. “We often toddle off to Caloundra for lunch or go to the pub at Sandstone Point,” she said. 20 Riversleigh Rd, BeachmereThere are three good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. Downstairs, there is a laundry, storage area, utility room and parking for two cars. Outside there are established gardens, a patio and an above-ground pool. 20 Riversleigh Rd, Beachmere“There’s just land to the back of us and you can drop a line or go crabbing at the end of the street,” she said. “There’s also a park with a playground for the kids.”The home features a sunroom, living area, dining room and kitchen, which opens to the back deck. The kitchen has large benchtops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens and gas cooktop. The home at 20 Riversleigh Rd, Beachmere.THIS renovated colonial Queenslander is in a peaceful pocket backing on to acreage and a short walk to the river. Owners Vickie and Rawden Baxter have lived at 20 Riversleigh Rd, Beachmere for 23 years. Mrs Baxter said they had undertaken extensive renovation of the home, including new kitchen, front veranda, back balcony and landscaping. 20 Riversleigh Rd, BeachmereThe home has been repainted and there are new carpets and light fittings. “It’s now a modern Queenslander but it still has the beautiful jarrah timber floors, cedar windows and french doors,” Mrs Baxter said. “My favourite space would be the back balcony. It’s peaceful and quiet, and we have wildlife right there. The birds come and say ‘hi’ to me and we have green tree frogs.”Mrs Baxter said the home was in a quiet little street. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019last_img read more

Berge Bulk Adds Capesize Berge Logan to Fleet

first_imgSingapore-based vessel owner and operator Berge Bulk has received the 327-meter-long bulk carrier Berge Logan from China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International.The company said that Berge Logan is the latest Capesize to join its fleet after Berge Bulk bought four Zosco-owned second-hand capesizes and the previously NYK-owned Ocean Clarion late last year.The newest vessel in the Singaporean company’s fleet was delivered on February 28 and will sail under the flag of Isle of Man.Following delivery, the 300,000 dwt ore carrier will make its maiden voyage to Brazil.Berge Bulk said that the vessel, named after Canada’s highest mountain, is very similar in design to Berge K2, Berge Makalu and Berge Annapurna. Berge Logan is different from these three ships in that it has a slightly larger draught and a modified layout of the hull.last_img read more