Traffic Delays Expected along Mandela Highway as the NWA Undertakes Emergency Works

first_imgStory Highlights The works will last for approximately five (5) hours, between 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Agency will reduce a section of both the Eastern and Western carriageways to single lane access This is necessary to facilitate emergency repairs to several spots along the corridor The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists to expect traffic delays along the Mandela Highway on Thursday, August 29, 2013. This as the Agency reduces to single lane access, a section of both the Eastern and Western carriageways, between White Marl and the Caymanas Crossing.Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says this reduced access along the Mandela Highway on Thursday, is necessary to facilitate emergency repairs to several spots along the corridor. Mr. Shaw says the works which will last for approximately five (5) hours, between 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., will entail removing badly deteriorated sections of the road and patching with asphaltic concrete.The NWA is advising motorists to proceed with caution while travelling along the Mandela Highway and to observe all posted warning signs and flag persons deployed to the area.last_img read more

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Report Flex LNG Adds Six More LNG Carriers

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers Flex LNG has signed agreements to buy six LNG ships, Reuters reports citing the company’s chief executive Jonathan Cook.The 170,000-cubic metre ships will be built by South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), with the first two ships from the batch scheduled to join the company’s fleet in 2018. The remaining quartet is expected to follow suit in 2019.According to Cook, all of the contracts have been signed and the initial payments have been processed during the course of this month.World Maritime News is yet to receive a confirmation from the company on the matter.In February 2017, Flex LNG entered into a deal to buy two highend MEGI LNGC newbuilds at DSME with scheduled delivery in Q1 2018. The two newbuilds were bought from affiliates of Geveran Trading, the company’s largest shareholder.Based on the company’s information, Flex LNG operates a fleet of six MEGI LNG carriers with a capacity of approximately 174,000m3 under construction at SHI and DSME, slated for delivery in 2018 and 2019. FLEX LNG is marketing these vessels for charter and is pursuing floating storage and regasification (FSRU) projects.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Kathak recital by an exponent

first_imgAt a South Point-SPICMACAY initiative, Malabika Mitra, one of India’s foremost Kathak exponents, presented a recital at the South Point High School auditorium on January 17. The renowned dancer enthralled the with her skill and agility, upto no end.Her performance started with Ganga stuti (the initial prayer), right after an explanation of the dance form. She explained how Kathak was closely related to mathematics. She expressed emotions in a static posture with only her dynamic eyes, eyebrows and upper part of the body. Her rhythmic, graceful foot movements, adorned with ghungroo, harmonised to live music, mesmerised the audience. She was accompanied by Pandit Dinanath Mishra on tabla and Sandeep Neogi on sitar, with vocal support by Pratip Banerjee. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMalabika is trained in the Jaipur gharana by Late Pandit Ramgopal Mishra, son of late Pandit Jailal Maharaj. She had been studying the nuances of Lucknow gharana and the old traditional temple Art of Story-telling Style of Ayodhya under Late Pandit Om Prakash Maharaj (disciple of great Guru of Lucknow gharana Late Pandit Lachchhu Maharaj). Dr Mitra has also got the experience of the individual styles of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Smt Sitara Devi and Pandit Vijay Shankar. She has performed all over India and abroad. A regular performer at Doordarshan, Malabika was selected for Senior Fellowship in Kathak in 1997 by the Government of India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSPICMACAY Club members of South Point High School organised Dr Mitra’s recital to mark the 14th year of their association with SPICMACAY. SPICMACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) is a voluntary movement, founded in 1977 by Dr Kiran Seth. Dr Seth is a Professor at IIT Delhi, and has been awarded the Padmashri for his contribution to the arts in 2009. The aim of the club is to enrich the quality of formal education by increasing awareness about different aspects of Indian heritage and inspiring the young minds to imbibe the values embedded in it. Known for entertaining audience, The SPICMACAY Club of South Point High School has also presented performances by Sharmila Biswas (odissi dance), Pandit Kushal Das (sitar), Dr Rajiv Chakraborty (sarod), Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor), Sandipan Samajpati ( vocals), Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta (sarod), Sounak Chattopadhyay (vocal), and Kalamandalam Amaljith, to name a few.last_img read more

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