Auckland Covid-19 case runs B&B, but guests hear nothing from health officials

A Covid-19 case linked to the Auckland marine employee cluster runs a bed and breakfast but health officials have told his guests nothing. Some of those guests crossed paths with the man at his Coatesville BnB in north Auckland on Saturday, after he was exposed to the virus at work. Health authorities are defending their…

Eurobites: Portugal's Vodafone and NOS seal network-sharing pact

Portuguese mobile operators Vodafone and NOS sealed a network-sharing agreement aimed at slashing costs while they roll out higher-speed technologies. The tie-up entails the sharing of basestation equipment in rural and less densely populated areas, but only the supporting site infrastructure in urban areas. Mrio Vaz, Vodafone Portugal's CEO…

Vizag News: Bangladeshi ship drifts aground on Vizag beach | Visakhapatnam News

VISAKHAPATNAM: A Bangladeshi merchant ship, 1st line 80-meter long of length, drifted towards Visakhapatnam beach at Tenneti Park area after it lost both the anchors due to the deep depression crossed near coast on Tuesday morning. The ship was almost running aground and people in large numbers, including the morning walkers, gathered in the area.

Shipping lines oppose arrastre charges on empty containers

The Association of International Shipping Lines opposed a plan by the Philippine Ports Authority to introduce never-before-assessed arrastre rates on empty containers, saying any addition to shipping costs will not augur well with the country’s efforts to rebound from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. AISL said in a position paper to the PPA board on Oct.

Oil Down On Demand Worries - Despite More Evidence That Demand Is Recovering

Meanwhile, Libyan output and U.S. The one-two punch of Covid infection concerns and rising crude supply from Libya once again compelled traders to send oil prices downward on Friday, with both contracts on track for a weekly loss - the first in two weeks. Adding to their fears was Baker Hughes data showing that U.S. energy companies added five oil rigs to 287, the highest hike since May.

Big trout gets a big friend, and it's the biggest tunnel borer in world | The Standard

Out of the mist came one of the biggest and widest loads seen in the Snowy Mountains in more than 70 years - the first sections of the massive tunnel boring machine for the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project.Even the Big Trout at Adaminaby had a big friend for a while as the large truck rigs passed through the small Snowy Mountains…

Italy seizes German-flagged migrant rescue boat over safety rules | Italy

Italian authorities have seized a boat operated by a German charity that last month rescued more than 200 people stranded at sea because it did not comply with safety rules, according to the coastguard.In April, Italy banned migrant rescue ships from docking in its ports until July 31 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It…

Ruling keeps Carnival plan to cruise by Dec. 1 on track

Carnival Corporation is still on track to resume cruises in the U.S. on Dec. 1 after a favorable ruling from a federal judge Wednesday.The company, on probation since 2017 after pleading guilty to dumping oil into the ocean for several years, will have to attest to the environmental protection status of each of the company’s cruise ships 30 days before they reenter U.S.

How hoodlums burnt NPA headquarters

The hoodlums that set the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters in Marina, Lagos, on fire on Wednesday stormed the facility with dangerous weapons, petrol, used vehicle tyres and lighters to carry out their dastardly act, according to an eyewitness. The unruly hoodlums, who were in a large group, also reportedly chased…

Eight new WA virus cases prompts warning | Collie Mail

A crew member from the plagued Al Messilah livestock ship has been hospitalised in Western Australia as the state recorded eight new COVID-19 cases.All of the new cases are returned overseas travellers, aged between three and 62, who are in hotel quarantine after returning via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Doha.Premier Mark…

Q&A: How can I germinate peony seeds to make new plants?

I have some wonderful peonies that came with my home. This year one patch -- I have three of them -- has these funny looking pods where the blooms were. Each one has what looks like tiny seeds. How do I treat them? I assume they are seeds for more peonies. Are they planted in the fall or in the spring? Thanks and I enjoy your gardening newsletter so much.

Timeline of Beaufort SC boat crash that killed Mallory Beach

Around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, 2019, six young adults were in a speeding boat when it crashed into a piling by the bridge in Archers Creek near Parris Island, S.C. Mallory Beach, 19, was ejected — and became a missing person. It took searchers a week to find her body. Paul Murdaugh — then a 20-year-old from a powerful Lowcountry…

Loading Resumes At Brazil Port After Ship Quarantined

Digest: Short line association hails ruling on Illinois crew-size law

Monday afternoon rail news:ASLRRA hails court decision striking down Illinois crew-size lawThe American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association is hailing a court decision striking down an Illinois law requiring two-man train crews. Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, ruled on Sept.

Second MSC Cruise Ship Restarts Operations

The second MSC cruise ship has resumed operations with a series of seven cruises in Europe out of Italy.MSC Magnifica has become the second MSC cruise ship to resume operations. The vessel kick-started today departing out of the Port of Genoa in Italy and with new health measures in place.The cruise ship is now offering cruises that cover the eastern and western Meditteranean based out of Genoa…
Arktika arrived back at the port of Murmansk after completing ice tests in the North Pole region (Credit: Atomflot)

Russias Arktika nuclear icebreaker to completes ice tests

Russia’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 22220, Arktika, which recently arrived in Murmansk after completing ice tests in the North Pole region, will be put into operation on 21 October, according to the Deputy Director General for Economics and Finance at Atomflot, Andranik Kocharian. “The flag of the Russian Federation will be raised on it…

People traffickers 'are paying French fishing boat crews to get migrants across the English Channel'

People traffickers are hiring French fishing boat crews to carry desperate migrants halfway across the Channel in a bid to evade eye-in-the-sky military drones.Once in open water, asylum seekers clamber into pre-inflated dinghies held in the fishing boat to complete the rest of the perilous 21-mile crossing, reports suggest.

China's stable foreign trade to help boost global economic recovery

Aerial photo taken on Sept 6, 2019 shows a cargo ship of COSCO SHIPPING Lines transporting Italian products to participate in the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) berths at the Port of Piraeus in Greece. Although the growth of China's foreign trade is facing severe challenges caused by factors like the COVID-19 impact and the world's weak goods demand…