bremenports to Take Part in Developing Finnafjord Port

first_imgzoom German port management company bremenports has received the green light from Bremen’s senate to become a member of the development company for the port construction project in Iceland. In May 2016, the Icelandic government signed an agreement with the municipalities of Langanesbyd and Vopnafjordur, the engineering company EFLA and bremenports to plan and construct a multipurpose port in Finnafjord in the northeastern region of Iceland.“Both the Icelandic government and the general public regard the Finnafjord Port Project (FFPP) as the country’s most important infrastructure project right now,” Martin Günthner, Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports, said.“Shipping and logistics will increase significantly in this part of the world in future. Iceland consequently wants to profit from this trend and establish a new port on the central Arctic shipping route,” the senator added.The business model for the Finnafjord port project initially envisages that the two municipalities will set up the Finnafjord Port Authority (FFPA), which will be responsible for granting licenses, for instance, to port owner and operators.Port development company Finnafjord Port Development (FFPD) will be officially founded in the first half of 2017, with initial shareholders including the two municipalities, EFLA and bremenports.“Comprehensive nautical and structural studies will be necessary before the project can make progress and these can only be conducted with external financial partners,”  Robert Howe, bremenports Managing Director, said.Once completed, Finnafjord (Finnafjörður) port will serve as a deep sea port in the North Atlantic ocean for transshipment sailing the Northeast Passage or Northern Sea Route and as a base port for exploration and production (E&P) operations for the oil and gas industry.last_img read more

ED raids Kolkata jewellery house for money laundering

first_imgKolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided various locations and office premises of Shree Ganesh Jewellery House here in connection with a Rs 2,672 crore money laundering case, an official said. “Our officials have started search operations at 11 locations including Shree Ganesh’s office premises and residences of its senior officials in the city,” an ED official said. The agency has been investigating the case under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Based on a complaint of defrauding a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) for non-payment of loan to the tune of Rs 2,672 crore, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had earlier commenced an investigation against the company. Subsequently, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had, in June 2018, arrested Nilesh Parekh, the promoter of the company in the alleged diversion of primary gold of over 1,700 kg. According to DRI officials, the firm having several units in Manikanchan Special Economic Zone (MKSEZ), Kolkata, was allegedly involved in diversion of gold imported duty free on the strength of being a nominated agency and also in its capacity as an SEZ unit. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose “Currently, Parekh is on an interim bail and there was restriction on his movement outside of the city. We are in process of finalising a charge sheet against him, which will be filed soon,” a DRI official told IANS. During investigations, the agency found the accused to “be actively involved in the fraud of diversion of primary gold of over 1,700 kg among other violations like non-realization of remittance on account of export of gems and Jewelleries to the tune of Rs 7,500 crore” to the several dummy and shell companies at Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.last_img read more

Tips for Finding eBay Vendors

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. March 24, 2006 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now More than 724,000 entrepreneurs make a living on eBay, and manygot started with just a few items from a garage sale or off a dustyshelf at home. So how did they move from eBay as a hobby to eBay asa business? Savvy product sourcing.Finding products customers want to buy at a price they’rewilling to pay requires strategic planning. The goal is to identifysuppliers with quality merchandise you can afford and in quantitiesyou have room to store. The list may include manufacturers,wholesale and closeout distributors, liquidators or job lottraders.Trade shows, online marketplaces and trade portals are efficienttools that offer a snapshot view of what’s selling and at whatprice, as well as company contact information.Trade shows provide access to hundreds of potential suppliers,giving you the chance to see what’s hot in the market and checkproduct quality firsthand. The face-to-face contact alone may beworth your attendance. “The human element never goes away interms of getting a better deal,” says Sam Bundy, grouppresident of VNU Expositions-ASD/AMD Merchandise Group, a tradeshow management company in Santa Monica, California.For exhibitor information, check with the local convention andvisitor’s bureau in the host city or with the show’smanagement. Some show managers post a list online with hyperlinksto exhibitor information. If the selection is too broad, look forsmall regional shows with a narrower product focus.Jen Lowe, 33, and Tom Nessen, 31, co-owners of Boom BoomPercussion LLC (eBay User ID: boomdrums) in Atlanta, turned totrade shows to diversify their line of musical instruments.”The show was a good place to go and start buildingconnections with new vendors,” Nessen says.When meeting with vendors, avoid asking questions that peg youas a newbie. Asking about payment and credit terms or productfeatures is a big no-no. “These are questions you wouldn’tbe asking if you were experienced,” says Eric Lau, 26,co-founder of Vision Decor Furniture (eBay User ID: visiondecor) inCity of Industry, California, with $7 million in annual sales.”They put doubts in the vendor’s mind.”If trade shows aren’t an option, online solutions offer aconvenient, affordable alternative. Companies post wholesalepallets for sale on trade portals and bulletin boards. The MichiganState University Center for International Business Education andResearch hosts a comprehensive website that lists many of thesesites as well as a trade leads bulletin board.For products overseas, a service for exporters in China isavailable from Global Sources Ltd. (eBay User ID:globalsourcesdirect) and for general buyers at its online store,www.global sourcesdirect.com. “It’s a good place to startfor somebody new to importing,” says Peter Zapf, vicepresident of Global’s Singapore location. Though importingintroduces issues of customs clearance and duties, Zapf says,”those complexities are offset by access to products at muchlower cost.”PowerSellers can also find merchandise through eBay’s newResellerMarketplace, which provides access to inventory directly fromsuppliers without having to qualify with each supplier or meethigh-dollar minimums. Howard Rosenberg, eBay’s director oftrading platforms, says offering “merchandise in a widevariety of categories available at any given time provides anopportunity for PowerSellers to grow their existing business orexpand to new product categories.”Julie Monahan is a writer in Seattle whosearticles on small business and emerging technology have appeared innumerous consumer and trade magazines. 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

What the IEEE 2018 programming languages survey reveals to us

first_imgProgramming languages are the foundations of all the existing technology that we are surrounded with. Developers, tech enthusiasts, and others keep themselves updated with the latest programming languages to be abreast with the advancements happening within each of it. Popular survey websites such as TIOBE, Redmonk, StackOverflow, IEEE spectrum, etc. help people to know about the trending top programming languages and where their favorite language stands. Out of these, the IEEE spectrum and StackOverflow showcase their ranking surveys annually. Whereas TIOBE does it every month and Redmonk does it semi-annually. From the two annual survey providers, Stack Overflow takes in surveys from 56,033 coders in 173 countries  whereas IEEE spectrum’s survey synthesizes rankings from 10 sources including Google search of “X programming” Google Trends Twitter GitHub StackOverflow Reddit Hacker News CareerBuilder Dice IEEE Xplore Digital Library The IEEE spectrum aggregates different kinds of statistical data with a view to generate the most reliable ranking. It also gives the most personalized ranking. The interactive interface allows readers to filter by search trends, job trends, or open source community trends. You can even modify the weighting of each dimension, enabling an extremely personalized ranking. Of the five popular language ranking surveys and our own Packt’s Skill Up survey 2018, the top 10 programming languages for this year include, Top 10 languages across popular surveys Stack Overflow Redmonk TIOBE IEEE Spectrum Packt Skill Up Survey JavaScript JavaScript Java Python Java HTML Java C C++ JavaScript CSS Python C++ C Python SQL PHP Python Java C# Java C# Visual Basic C# SQL Bash/Shell C++ C# PHP C++ Python CSS PHP R C C# Ruby JavaScript JavaScript PHP PHP C SQL Go Swift C++ Swift Assembly Assembly Go Our Takeaways from IEEE survey What was obvious Python in the top 3: Python has been bagging the top position at the IEEE spectrum for two years in continuation now. It is the easiest programming language of all with an easy-going syntax. However, IEEE mentions the reason for Python to be at the zenith is because it is now listed as an embedded language. Go in the top 10 list: Google’s Go has risen from the 7th position last year to the 5th this year. Its speed, simplicity, reliability, cross-platform ability, native concurrency, easy deployment makes it the go-to cloud-native language for developers. Thus, making it the fastest growing programming language. Java, C++, C, C# in the top 5: These legendary languages are still in the top 5 due to its large scale industry-wide adoption and an established community. Also, many professional developers have been working on these languages since years and find it difficult to migrate to any new programming language making these stay at the top. R language drops down a notch: The language for statistics and big data, R has stepped down from its 6th position to a 7th position. R’s decline could be due to the popularity of Python due to the high-quality Python libraries for both statistics and machine learning. This makes statistics and big data more flexible to turn to Python than the more specialized R. What was surprising? Kotlin language not included in the list: The recently popular programming language for Android development is missing from IEEE’s survey list. Many developers use Kotlin instead of Python and Java for internal app development (console apps, OpenGL-apps, threaded socket servers, etc). Kotlin also eases porting of code from Python to Kotlin. Many promising languages missing from the IEEE list: Languages such as Typescript, Dart are missing. Typescript is the superset of JavaScript, which lacks a type system. The introduction of Typescript adds optional static typing to Javascript. Similarly, Dart is the also a useful language and can be used to program front-end applications. It is easy to use with a non-existent learning curve. Matlab and Assembly languages maintain their positions: Matlab is used for scientific computing and mathematical processing. First released in 1984, it is one of the oldest languages after Assembly still maintaining the 11th position in this list. It is widely used in Academics and research and hence is never outdated. Similarly, Assembly, the oldest form of programming, at the 10th position is still relevant to many developers. This is because it supports fast code with the absence of a compiler and is the best bet for machine level programming. Javascript not in the top 5: Being one of the dominant languages on the web front-end development, JavaScript is at the 8th position in IEEE’s list. This must be because other languages such as TypeScript and WebAssembly are providing an easy way to C/C++ developers What we are skeptical about/don’t agree with PHP might not be in the top 10: PHP is one of the most popular languages for server-side programming. Other programming languages such as Python and Ruby on Rails are competing with PHP by providing a much more simple, useful and powerful coding syntax and tools in the same domain as PHP. Ruby might drop down a few more notches: Although Ruby was the first full-stack language to be used on front and back-end development, it is difficult to learn. Integrating third-party libraries on ruby is also difficult which makes it non-flexible. As there are several options in the market today, I am skeptical Ruby will maintain its current position. Is Swift dropping from its position: Swift programming language was built by Apple Inc. for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Being an Apple-only development environment, developers are moving to multi-platform mobile apps such as Microsoft’s Xamarin, Apache Cordova, and Ionic. This may affect Swift’s user community. Limitations of the IEEE survey The IEEE Spectrum 2018 survey included 47 programming languages ranging from the most widely adopted to the least. However, not all the programming languages were a part of this list. Current popular languages such as Kotlin, Dart, TypeScript, WebAssembly and some others were missing from the list. As per some comments on the IEEE blog, IEEE uses the languages listed in Github. On Github, Visual basic is the common name used for both vb.net and Visual Basic. Also, some languages present in the other surveys are not present in the IEEE survey. For instance, the TIOBE index has PL/SQL at the 20th position. However, the IEEE survey has not mentioned about it. One more limitation it had was, it showed completely different results on different browsers, which Stephen Cass from IEEE spectrum said, “ I’d say it’s due to variations in how JQuery/JavaScript is implemented in the different browsers: under the hood, the TPL uses a lot of floating point math, so what you are seeing could be due to differences in precision/rounding, et cetera. Ultimately, I suspect the solution will be to calculate the rankings completely server-side: the underlying code for the TPL is five years old, so we were thinking of overhauling it anyway, and this certainly puts some weight behind that.” Stephen further added, “I should add that we built the TPL primarily using Chrome, so our canonical version of the rankings is the one you see in that browser.” Read more about the other programming languages by IEEE Spectrum in the IEEE blog post Read Next Rust 1.28 is here with global allocators, nonZero types and more Racket v7.0 is out with overhauled internals, updates to DrRacket, TypedRacket among others Grain: A new functional programming language that compiles to Webassemblylast_img read more

UNIGLOBE Travel announces new partner agency agency renewal

first_imgUNIGLOBE Travel announces new partner agency & agency renewal Travelweek Group Friday, July 26, 2019 Share TORONTO — UNIGLOBE Travel has added Voyages Concierge Deluxe Travel & Voyages Westmount Travel in Montreal as its newest Partner Agency in Eastern Canada.Owned by Tony Fragapane, who has worked in the travel industry since 1972, and his wife Maria Viviano Urso, Voyages Concierge is comprised of 70% Corporate and 30% Leisure, with a high-end cruise department. It’s also one of Air Canada’s Circle of Excellence agencies.In addition, McTavish Travel has signed a multi-year renewal of its UNIGLOBE partner agency agreement. McTavish, the first agency to join the UNIGLOBE Partner Program back in April, is a full-service Travel Management Company that serves corporate, non-profit, leisure and group travel.On these latest developments, Dean Dacko, Regional President, UNIGLOBE Travel (Eastern Canada), said: “These announcements strongly represent the continued strength of the UNIGLOBE Travel brand in Canada. UNIGLOBE continues to grow and succeed in a very competitive market by providing a leading edge technology solution, combined with highly effective client support tools that exceed customer expectations, and drives the growth of our business in Canada.”center_img Tags: UNIGLOBE, Voyages Concierge Deluxe Travel, Voyages Westmount Travel Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more