UAE-based companies turn to Bangladesh to build their ships

first_img(Source: Arab News) In 2017, Western Marine also exported one Landing Craft namely “Ajman Trans” to the same company making it the 43rd ship to be exported from Bangladesh. “According to our capacity, Bangladeshi shipbuilders can only concentrate on building medium-sized vessels which is within 15,000 Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) capacity and various utility vessels like OPV, TUGS, offshore vessels, survey vessels, inland container vessels, multi purpose cargo vessels, survey vessels, landing crafts, ro-ro ferries, passenger ships,” Captain Sohail Hasan, managing director of WMS told Arab News. “To bag the opportunities in the Gulf countries, from now onwards, we should have more active participation in different marine fares in Saudi Arabia and UAE,” Dr. Bari said. Author: Baibhav Mishra He added that, as a Muslim nation, Bangladesh enjoys goodwill in the Middle East especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. “With government support, shipbuilding could play an important role in export diversification. The main challenge for this sector is arranging working capital for projects. If banks and financial institutions come forward in supporting this sector, we can secure more orders from local and foreign buyers,” Saiful Islam, WMS Chairman, said. The shipbuilding company is expecting more orders from the UAE market after the successful delivery of these oil tankers. Bari, who is also the chairman of Ananda shipyard, said that the country has more than 100 shipyards which produce different kind of ships for the local and international markets. Of them, 12 large shipyards have the capacity to meet the demand of the international market. He said that Bangladesh will have a “golden period” in the next five years in the ship-building sector with both the government and private sector investors keen on exploring new opportunities.center_img UAE-based shipping company Al Rashid shipping is already in talks with Bangladeshi shipbuilders to source its ships, with Western Marine Shipyard Limited (WMS) – one of the leading shipbuilders in the country – securing orders for the construction of two oil tankers worth $6.8 million. “If everything goes according to the plan, our export earnings from shipbuilding will exceed the benchmark of $1 billion per year within the next five years,” Bari said. Sea News, October 16 “Made in Bangladesh ships have a huge potential in India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Germany and some African countries. Now, our focus is to have more orders from different international buyers and Bangladesh government is also formulating the policies for this export oriented industries,” Dr. Abdullahel Bari, president of the Association of Export Oriented Shipbuilding Industries of Bangladesh (AEOSIB) told Arab News. (Image Courtesy: Nikkei Asian Review) At present, Bangladeshi ships are being exported to around 12 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.last_img read more

Sprint Series of Oklahoma, URSS team for Longdale Speedway battle

first_imgBy David Smith, Jr.LONGDALE, Okla. (Aug. 22) – Race thirteen on the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series 2017 season is set for this coming Saturday, Aug. 26 at Longdale Speedway in a co-sanctioned event with the Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series.Saturday’s feature winner earns $1,000.As if he needed any more incentive to score his first victory of the season, Jake Martens unoffi­cially comes into the night with 15-point lead over defending IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car national and Sprint Series of Oklahoma champion Andy Shouse.Shouse has a series-best five feature victories on the season out of the 12 races that have been held thus far this season.Other SSO regulars expected to compete include Joe Wood Jr., Loyd Clevenger, Chris Kelly, Jerry Jumper, Cody Whitworth, Tristan Oakes, Blake Dacus, Mike Scott, Josh Toho, Brandon Ander­son, Blake Scott, Justin Mowry, Steven Shebester and Dillon Laden.The URSS is coming off a three-race weekend where Zach Blurton is the current point leader. Steven Richardson, Jed Werner, Oklahoma’s Ty Williams, Darren Berry, Tracey Hill, Brian Her­bert, Aaron Ploussard, Howard Van Dyke and J.D. Johnson are among the series regulars ex­pected to make the trip to the big 3/8-mile oval.Last year, 25 cars filled the pit area at Longdale with Luke Cranston coming from his fifth starting position to win the caution-free, 25-lap feature.Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with race action scheduled for 7 p.m.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; seniors and military are $12 and kids ages 12 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free.Sprint Series of Oklahoma presenting partner Smiley’s Racing Products gives $1,000 in cash to the 2017 champion.last_img read more

Schoknecht Memorial is Saturday at Arlington

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. – More than $20,000 has been added to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and IMCA Modified purses for Saturday’s Schoknecht Memorial at Arlington Raceway.Stock Cars run for $4,000 to win and Modifieds for $2,000 to win their Sept. 29 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.There’s also extra money to be paid to drivers in other classes during the season championship program, which also features IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Money added to the purse was donated by individuals and businesses in memory of Scott Schoknecht, a friend of many in the racing community who passed away unexpectedly last summer.The grandstand will open at 1:15 p.m. as go-kart heats begin at 1:30 p.m. and their features are at 3:30 p.m. The big track heats begin at 4 p.m.For additional information, check out the Arlington Raceway website or Facebook site. In the event of rain, the event will be held Sunday, Sept 30 at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Man United plan £50m-plus raid on Tottenham & Real Madrid want Mourinho BACK – paper review

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United will step up their bid to sign Harry Kane after firing blanks against Middlesbrough. Boss Louis van Gaal knows it would take a British record transfer fee of more than £50m to land the Tottenham and England striker, but is desperate to boost his attacking options and has made Kane his ultimate target. (The Sun)But Tottenham will fight to keep Kane at the club – with manager Mauricio Pochettino insistent that the England international is going nowhere after signing a new five-and-a-half year deal at White Hart Lane in February. (Various)Jose Mourinho is being lined up for a sensational return to Real Madrid. That is the remarkable claim from former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon who also confirmed the Spanish giants want to sign Eden Hazard. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea striker Diego Costa is a transfer target for Barcelona. The Spanish giants are currently under a transfer embargo but will be free to sign players from January onwards and are eyeing a move for the former Atletico man. (Daily Express)Barcelona are also considering a shock move for Dirk Kuyt in January.The Blaugrana have been hit hard by injuries this season with Leo Messi, Sergi Roberto and Andres Iniesta all sidelined in recent weeks and want cover in the attacking department. (Daily Mirror)Norweigian wonderkid Martin Odegaard is eyeing a loan move after struggling to break through at Real Madrid and a spell in the Championship could be an option for him. (Daily Mail)Aston Villa’s hopes of bringing in Rémi Garde as their next manager may have been hampered by the Frenchman’s former club Lyon. Garde is keen to take with him two members of his old backroom staff, Bruno Génésio and Gérald Baticle, but they are still working at Lyon and the Ligue 1 club has said they will not be allowed to leave. (Guardian)Chelsea are set to move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira in the January transfer window with the Brazilian keen to push a move through. Playmaker Teixeira, 25, wants to move to the Barclays Premier League this winter and Jose Mourinho could look to him to revive his struggling side. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Barcelona need to balance books by selling either Messi or Neymar, claims former club presidentExclusive – Lionel Messi is learning English and ‘preparing for the possibility’ of a Premier League move, says Guillem BalagueExclusive – Cristiano Ronaldo ‘idolises’ Man United but a ‘strategy is in place’ for PSG, claims Guillem BalagueGareth Bale is NOT leaving Real Madrid, insists Los Blancos legend Zinedine ZidaneExclusive – Manchester United target Neymar is considering Barcelona exit, insists Guillem BalagueArsenal can NOT recall Serge Gnabry from West Brom loan to ease injury crisis, reveals WengerJohn Terry set for Turkey move? Antalyaspor to swoop for out-of-contract Chelsea captain in the summerEverton and Swansea go head-to-head for Bordeaux’s Ligue 1 assist leader Wahbi KhazriLuis Enrique rules out Barcelona approach for West Ham and Tottenham target Alexandre PatoAston Villa caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald expects Remi Garde to be next managerlast_img read more

Discovery, crew back on Earth for holidays

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts safely returned to Earth on Friday after some last-minute suspense over which landing site to use, closing out a year in which NASA finally got construction of the International Space Station back on track. Its arrival announced by its signature twin sonic booms, the spaceship touched down on a floodlit runway in the early evening darkness after a smooth, 13-day flight during which the astronauts rewired the space station and delivered U.S. astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams to the orbiting outpost for a six-month stay. “It’s a thrill to have you in Florida,” Mission Control said. After the shuttle rolled to a stop, ending its 5.3-million-mile journey, Discovery commander Mark Polansky said: “You have seven thrilled people right here. … I think it’s going to be a great holiday.” Less than two hours after touching down, Polansky and four other crew members — pilot William Oefelein, and mission specialists Robert Curbeam, Joan Higginbotham and Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang of the European Space Agency — walked around the shuttle and inspected it under a light drizzle in blustery wind. Missing from the walk-around inspection were U.S. astronaut Nicholas Patrick and German astronaut Thomas Reiter of the European Space Agency, who came back from a six-month stay at the space station and felt the pull of gravity for the first time since July. It was not until about an hour before the landing that NASA decided where to bring the shuttle home. There were showers over Florida, which forced NASA to bypass the first opportunity to land, and crosswinds at the usual back-up landing site, Edwards AirZZAV Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert. NASA was not thrilled about the next-best landing site, White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, where the weather looked good; it lacks the cranes and other equipment needed to transport the shuttle.last_img read more

Smoky vs. Franklin Football Game in Memory of Cieara Sunshine Harmon

first_imgFriday November 3, 2017, at Smoky Mountain High School located in Jackson County, Smoky Mountain High School’s students, and Franklin High School’s students will join together to sponsor a blood drive and canned food drive in memory of Cieara Sunshine Harmon. Cieara Sunshine Harmon was a rising senior at Franklin High School and would have graduated this coming spring. Unfortunately before the beginning of the school year, Cieara passed away in a car accident. The goal of the blood drive and canned food drive is the honor and remember the life of Cieara through the purpose of helping others.The blood drive will be Friday November 3, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The blood drive is sponsored by the Smoky Mountain High School Nursing Fundamentals class and the Franklin High School Nursing Fundamentals class. The blood drive will be hosted through The Blood Connection, which is recognized for their blood going to local communities within Western North Carolina. The blood drive will be located within the old gym of Smoky Mountain High School. Anyone who would like to donate is encouraged to sign up at www.thebloodconnection.org or call (828) 233-5302 for an appointment. Cieara would have been a-part of the Fall Nursing Fundamentals class and the blood drive is the perfect way to honor her desire to serve her community.The canned food drive will be Friday November 3, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The canned food drive is sponsored by students of Smoky Mountain High School and Franklin High School. The canned food drive drop-off points will be located at the two entrances to the Smoky Mountain vs. Franklin Football Game. Anyone who would like to donate will bring their canned food to one of the two entrances before entering into the football game. All the canned food collected will be donated to United Christian Ministry’s (Jackson County) and CareNet (Macon County). We wanted to help more people in the name of Cieara, so we decide to do a canned food drive in the month of November because of the Thanksgiving holiday. During halftime of the Smoky vs. Franklin Football Game, there will be a plaque presented to a representative from United Christian Ministry’s and CareNet in Cieara’s name on behalf of Cieara’s family and community.last_img read more

Speedy Senatla returns for Blitzbokke

first_img18 March 2014Prolific try-scorer Seabelo Senatla will return to the Springbok Sevens squad for the next two tournaments of the HSBC Sevens World Series, taking place in Tokyo and Hong Kong, but playmaker Cecil Africa will miss the trip to the Far East due to a hamstring problem.In two changes to the 12-man squad that lost to New Zealand in the final of the Wellington Sevens last month, Steven Hunt replaces Afrika, while Senatla comes in for Sampie Mastriet, who is on Vodacom Super Rugby duty with the Vodacom Bulls.Leading try-scorerSenatla was the leading try-scorer with six tries in Las Vegas, where the Springbok Sevens managed to win their second USA title in a row. An ankle injury forced him to miss the Wellington Sevens event two week later in the New Zealand capital.Hunt last played for the Springbok Sevens in December, when they won the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament and was a stand-out player for the SARU Sevens Academy team that won the Zimbabwe International Sevens in Harare this past weekend.The Tokyo tournament takes place on 22 and 23 March and will be followed by the prestigious three-day Hong Kong event a week later.Leading try scorerAlready the winners of two World Series tournaments this season, in Port Elizabeth, Las Vegas, the South Africans are the defending champions in Japan.The Blitzbokke will head Pool B at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo and have drawn matches against Argentina, Kenya and the hosts, Japan.Neil Powell, the Springbok Sevens coach, said the team will be aiming to maintain their good level of consistency, which has so far seen them reach the semi-final of each of the previous five tournaments and secured them three Cup final wins.‘The boys have trained really well’“The boys have trained really well for these two tournaments and we are leaving some very good players behind,” Powell said in a statement on Monday.“The good competition for places in the squad is motivating the guys not to only play better in tournaments, but also to do just that in each of our training sessions.“You start each tournament from scratch, the pool stages are always tough and there will be no room for complacency.”With just four more rounds to play, New Zealand lead the World Series standings on 99 points, only two points ahead of South Africa.SPRINGBOK SEVENS SQUADChris Dry, Philip Snyman, Frankie Horne, Kwagga Smith, Werner Kok, Kyle Brown (c), Branco du Preez, Stephan Dippenaar, Justin Geduld, Jamba Ulengo, Steven Hunt, Seabelo SenatlaCoach: Neil PowellSAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M and Incubators – What We Have Learned

first_imgsramana mitra 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market During today’s roundtable, we worked with two entrepreneurs and also had a segment on our yearlong engagement with incubators around the world.The 1M/1M team has invested significant resources to engage with and understand the challenges of the Incubator industry around the globe. In our Business Incubator series of interviews, we have invited many leaders from the industry to come share their best practices and challenges with us. We have also facilitated open discussions on Why Do Business Incubators Fail and Incubator Business Models, which turned out to be animated, active and extremely constructive discussions. Last but not the least, my Forbescolumn, An Underused Tool For Job Recovery triggered further debate on the subject.Based on this work, we have identified certain areas in the incubator industry where we can add value by acting as a partner and filling in some of the gaps that exist in the eco-system. At today’s session, we discussed some of them. You can listen to the recording to learn more and also find further details here.QuantGeoAs for the pitches, first , Eddie Godshalk from San Jose, California, presented QuantGeo, a geospatial data service for real estate investors, property buyers, banks, etc., on how different variables like income trends, employment trends and multiple other factors impact home prices. Eddie has already invested $350,000 in building the solution, but has done an inadequate job of validating with customers. While he has a good feel for the real estate investor market that is willing to pay $40 per month for the data service, he believes that banks may be willing to pay a lot more. However, at this point, this is just a hypothesis. We discussed a strategy to get this validated ASAP before raising any further capital, or investing any more money in building the product.10ScreensNext, Abinash Karana from Bangalore, India, pitched 10Screens, a software for capturing specs for software projects using visual screen shot mapping and workflow definitions. Abinash is preparing for the Microsoft grant application and is a 1M/1M premium member. I pointed him to specific modules within the 1M/1M curriculum to beef up his customer acquisition strategy, Value Proposition and Positioning description, etc. He is using way too much text and his competitive positioning needs more detailed work. I also pointed him to two templates – Investor Pitch and Customer Pitch – to recast his presentation for the Microsoft contest. Abinash needs to spend at least 15-20 hours in the curriculum modules and tweaking his presentation over the next 5-6 days to be ready to submit the application.I keep saying this – 1M/1M is like a gym membership. You can buy a membership, but unless you put in the work, you won’t be able to lose weight or, in this case, make progress with your business. You can select the business you like best of those discussed today through a poll on the 1M/1M Facebook page.The recording of today’s roundtable can be found here. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for upcoming roundtables here. And you can sign up for the 1M/1M premium program here.Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, an educational, business development and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka and Uuma. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tags:#start#StartUp 101 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more