Felisha Noel puts Grenada in spotlight

first_imgExporting Caribbean fashion: Regional designers learn how to market brand(NewsDay) YOUNG fashion designers from TT, Grenada, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Lucia and Tortola – to name a few – have been brought together for the Fashion and Contemporary Design Accelerator, which participants said left them feeling empowered and ready to contribute to building a stronger regional fashion…May 23, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Trade in Services – For CARICOM, Tourism dominatesUNWTO: with COVID-19, global tourism is the worst affected of all major sectors – an emergency for developing countries and small island developing states (SIDS) Last Saturday, a relative in the USA, told me that, with a very heavy heart, she and her husband had just cancelled their Caribbean holiday…October 7, 2020In “Indepth”Grenada in talks with Cruise ship operatorsStory via CMC – Grenada tourism officials say they are in discussions with US-based cruise ship operators in a bid to resume cruise calls to the island. The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ministry of Tourism said they are in negotiations with Seabourn and Sea Dream Yacht Club adding…October 15, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Sep 17, 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Caribbean Fashion Showroom Open for Business Jun 12, 2019 Miss World Guyana 2019 Joylyn Conway pays Courtesy Call to… What is Caribbean Fashion? center_img Grenada is to receive unprecedented marketing exposure by being featured in the June edition of Essence Magazine, thanks to fashion designer Felisha Noel, founder of the luxury womenswear clothing brand Fe Noel. The Brooklyn based fashion designer born to Grenadian parents, carved her space in the luxury fashion industry, a sector which in the past has largely excluded women of African descent. Nearly 2 years of behind the scenes work by Noel, her team and officials from the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), has led to Grenada being featured in the black-owned magazine. Guided by her mantra “Eat well, travel often and dress to inspire!” Noel said she grew up in a strict entrepreneurial household, the eldest of her brother and 2 sisters. She was heavily inspired to pursue a career in the fashion industry influenced by her mother who worked in a clothing factory in Manhattan after immigrating from Grenada. You may be interested in… K2K sisters invoke sense of freedom with new fashion… Noel launched her label Fe Noel, 8 years ago. Read more at: Grenada Now Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 2, 2018last_img read more

Chris Luchini Of Los Alamos Files For PRC Dist. 3

first_imgChris Luchini of Los Alamos, a Libertarian, files today for a seat on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. ‘I’m running for Public Regulation Commissioner in Dist. 3 because I want to be in an area where I have expertise. I want to make sure the commission supports free enterprise. When government picks winners and losers the citizens always lose.’ Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img

Red Bar Brasserie Celebrates 20 Years

first_imgIf you’re wondering how 1998 could possibly have been 20 years ago, well, you aren’t alone (says the woman who graduated from high school that very year). But, here we are. Twenty years ago, southern attorney-turned-restaurateur Kirk Basnight opened Southampton’s Red Bar Brasserie, a restaurant inspired by both French and local dining traditions. Two decades later, the restaurant is an established part of the South Fork’s dining scene.Before Red Bar moved in at the Hampton Road space, another established restaurant lived there. Balzarini’s occupied 201 Hampton Road for 68 years, from 1923 to 1997. The original restaurant was an uncool Italian joint, deemed, by the New York Times, “an unpretentious Italian food outpost.”“At a time when cold modernity is commonplace on the East End, the warm, homey, family-run Balzarini’s, with its unapologetically old-fashioned Italian Riviera atmosphere, looks much as it did 73 years ago,” Richard Jay Scholem wrote in a 1996 review. The “uncool” factor aside, Balzarini’s had a long and successful run, one not guaranteed to its successors. In fact, if anything, the restaurant’s location — slightly removed from town, and hardly Southampton’s most picturesque spot — ensured that building a following would bring forth its own set of challenges.Basnight — along with now-legendary Hamptons restaurateur David Loewenberg, who has since sold his share of the restaurant — was willing to give it a shot. The restaurant took off, and continues to compel return customers. At the time, Loewenberg had experience managing the then-popular (and since defunct) 95 School Street, while Basnight was still new to the area.Red Bar was a hit, compelling some of the longest wait times in the Hamptons and eventually spurring the opening of a sibling restaurant. That property, Little Red, a more casual version of the relatively formal brasserie, opened on Southampton’s Jobs Lane in 2011 and has remained consistently busy ever since.After 20 years, it can be said the restaurant has stood the test of time, but not without a few updates. In 2016, the restaurant closed for renovations, reopening with new flooring, wicker chairs, and banquettes sourced from the Carlyle Hotel. The restaurant also expanded its dining options, adding an outdoor seating area, which had never before existed.The menu is expansive and, by some turns, expensive, offering such colorful appetizer options as local oysters on the half shell, grilled Spanish octopus with fingerling potatoes, homemade terrine of foie gras with kumquats, and a chef’s selection of farmstead cheeses.A roasted half Long Island duckling, served with sautéed greens, a sweet potato purée, and sour cherry glaze remains a tried-and-true favorite for East End natives, though the local striped bass — served grilled over wild spinach and quinoa and with a yuzu vinaigrette — is a worthy competitor. (Some may argue, however, that the restaurant’s crackling pork shank, accompanied by sauerkraut, apples, bacon, and beer mustard, is truly Red Bar’s signature dish, but that’s a matter of personal debate.)Dishes, on the restaurant’s nightly menu are meant to highlight the seasonality of the region, while nodding to classic French techniques.Chef Todd Jacobs, who took over the Red Bar kitchen in 2016, is a Long Island native who graduated from the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center, or ICC) in the mid-1980s. Prior to joining the kitchen at Red Bar, Jacobs worked at Bridgehampton’s Fresh Hamptons (now Salt Drift Farm), Westhampton Beach’s Tierra Mar, Long Beach’s Atlantica, and Sag Harbor’s American Hotel.David Loewenberg’s defection notwithstanding, Red Bar Brasserie remains a place to see and be seen, and a place where one can order reliably delicious food with classic notes and a local bent. Sharelast_img read more

Nordana Bolsters Ro-Ro Service in the Mediterranean

first_imgNordana, a multipurpose RoRo and project cargo shipping company, is adding a new Mediterranean service that is scheduled to commence operation mid June.The service is expected to further enhance the route network already in place with existing services. The Nordana Med Service will provide new connections to Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Black Sea ports, while also improving frequency on some of the major ports already serviced in Egypt, Lebanon, and Turkey.Initially the service will have a 30-day frequency with timing aligned to the Mediterranean-Americas service schedule, so that frequency on main ports will be 15 days.The service will be operated by the Nordana vessel MV Stjerneborg that was previously engaged in the Mediterranean – Americas service. The Stjerneborg has 2 x 36 tons cranes, 120 tons quarter ramp and a total of 2200 LM capacity.[mappress]Nordana, May 13, 2014last_img read more

What we can do now for future decommissioning

first_imgWith every month that passes, the interest in North Sea decommissioning grows. Understandably, the topic has been thrust into the spotlight, as the oil price continues to challenge the North Sea industry. The industry body I lead, Decom North Sea, is about setting decommissioning within that context.However, let’s be clear, we do not advocate premature decommissioning – far from it. Our objective is to shift the decommissioning focus from purely post-COP, and for good reason. We’re paying close attention to the Late Life phase, ensuring it is managed as effectively as possible; in other words, we’re looking at what can we do now, which will benefit future decommissioning projects while learning from previous decommissioning projects.We’ve spoken to our members and it is clear that the desire is there to maximise economic recovery, maintaining existing infrastructure for as long as it remains efficient and cost-effective. Equally however, we recognise that now is the time to ensure they understand – and become an integral part of – a robust decommissioning supply chain, making sure that they are ready for action, when the time comes.To achieve this, our constant aim is to bring the regulators, operators and supply chain together. We help raise the profile of SMEs across the industry, facilitating their relationships with operators and providing an in-depth understanding of the late life and decommissioning scope and legislation. That is the key to ensuring decommissioning work will be undertaken in a timely – and cost-effective – manner.Recently we have dedicated a lot of our attention to late life planning. We have developed the Late Life Planning Portal (L2P2) which provides the ultimate decommissioning toolkit: a repository for lessons learned, a forum for discussion and a gateway to contacts, analytics and market intelligence. When an industry is in its infancy, a toolkit such as this provides fundamental support in achieving the overarching objectives of efficiency, simplification, standardisation and cooperation.I would urge anyone with an interest in, or knowledge of, late life and decommissioning to take a look. Industry professionals like yourselves are the key to its success and with that to a successful, cost-effective decommissioning sector.Roger EssonChief Executive at Decom North SeaRoger Esson is chief executive of industry body, Decom North Sea. Since its inception in 2010, it has grown to more than 350 global members drawn from operators, major contractors, service specialists and technology developers.Decom North Sea plays a vital role in solution development and cross sector learning and is helping to build supply-chain capability. In the UK, it works with a number of strategic partners including Oil & Gas UK, the Oil and Gas Authority and DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) to achieve these objectives. Roger will be chairing two technical sessions: “Decommissioning: Status and Regulations” and “Decommissioning: Collaboration and Cost Efficiency” at Offshore Energy 16.This complete column will also be published in the Offshore Energy Newsflash – out August 8th.More on these sessions and the whole conference program can be found on the event’s website: www.offshore-energy.bizlast_img read more

Retention cash: make me honest – but not yet

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

ADT redirects container traffic to Khalifa Port

first_imgThe last container vessel to call at Mina Zayed was Italy-headquartered Messina Line’s ‘Jolly Arancione’ .For over 40 years, Mina Zayed has been Abu Dhabi’s primary container gateway – but the completion of Khalifa Port in September 2012 has allowed port operator ADT to restructure its service offering.”With the strategic redirection of container traffic to Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi’s ports have the capacity to handle more containers, more cargo and more cruise liners,” said Martijn Van de Linde , ceo of ADT.Mina Zayed handled around 770,000 teuin 2011. Khalifa Port has an initial capacity to handle 2.5 million teu annually – with the potential to expand to 5 million teu in the future.Despite losing its container trade, Mina Zayed will continue to welcome general cargoes and breakbulk cargo – including large materials for infrastructure projects – and ro-ro cargo to the local market.www.adterminals.aelast_img read more

High summer for forwarders

first_imgWhilst DSV’s takeover of UTi Worldwide reduced its profits in the short term, the financial gains from the synergies that ensue will have an impact on its balance sheets over the next three years, it believes.Its latest half-yearly figures are extremely positive. The Danish logistics provider generated gross profits of DKK8.44 billion (USD1.34 billion), an increase of 7 percent versus the same period last year.DSV’s air and sea division, its most important field of business, also saw significant growth. Both maritime cargo operations as well as its airfreight activities increased their respective volumes by approximately 10 percent.Meanwhile, Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel also completed a strong six months, reporting increased market shares in both the air and the sea freight sectors. The logistics provider increased its gross profits by 3.7 percent to CHF3.38 billion (USD3.5 billion).Fellow Swiss operator, Panalpina reported mixed results for the first six months of the year. Its gross profits declined by 9 percent to CHF673 million (USD697.55 million), however its airfreight volumes improved by about 7 percent. www.dsv.comwww.home.kuehne-nagel.comwww.panalpina.comlast_img read more

Rolls Building tech upgrade delayed

first_imgAll filings are currently physical rather than electronic. ‘There are in London no individual judges’ diaries, still less software upon which they could be constructed,’ he said.An MoJ spokesman said the new system might include online applications and payment.Tony Guise, chair of the Commercial Litigation Association, said the implementation of a new IT system was imperative. ‘What needs to happen now is for the MoJ to allocate a live working product that is ready to go,’ he said. ‘The time to act is now, as litigants are pouring through the doors.’Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s troubled IT system will be replaced early next year, the court revealed this week.A spokesman for the court said: ‘After four years’ experience, we have identified a number of improvements that could be made to the case management and wider IT systems originally implemented by the Ministry of Justice.’ A supplier has been chosen  but a contract has not yet been signed, he said. The Ministry of Justice will not complete a feasibility study of a computer system for the Rolls Building until the end of 2013, some 20 months after a £10m attempt to upgrade IT was cancelled, the Gazette can reveal. The slow progress of the project means that the ministry cannot set a target date for the badly needed computerisation.The Gazette can also reveal that the Supreme Court’s troubled IT system will be replaced early next year to enable ‘improvements’.The £300m Rolls Building was opened in 2011, with the aim of ensuring that London remains a world centre for commercial law. But a provisional report on chancery modernisation last month singled out London’s Chancery Division – based in the Rolls Building – as ‘the most poorly served of any court or tribunal in the United Kingdom by IT’.‘Overseas courts with similar caseloads to that of the Chancery Division are gaining a competitive advantage from their development of IT,’ the report, by Lord Justice Briggs, said.last_img read more

The Greatest Dancer series 2 episode 2 preview

first_img Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco The Greatest Dancer returned to our screens on Saturday night and the search for the finest dancers the country has to offer began.Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and reigning champ Oti Mabuse were joined on the panel by new Dance Captain Todrick Hall, who seemed to fit in seamlessly. Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo were on hand to present and the first episode showed plenty of promising acts.A twist for this season is that each week one of the Dance Captains is randomly selected to pick an act that they would like to take through to the live stages. Saturday night saw Cheryl get her chance and she chose youngsters Lily and Joseph. Watch their incredible performance again below:Other highlights from the first episode included contemporary dancer Tom who refuses to let cystic fibrosis hold him back and dancing clown Harrison, who was pretty terrifying. Not every dancer made the cut and the audience seemed harsher this year than they were during the first series.On this week’s episode, the auditions continue as the Dance Captain’s screen more hopefuls and the studio audience decide who gets to progress to the next stage. One of the Dance Captains will then be chosen to pick an act that they will take through to the live stages.The Greatest Dancer continues at 7pm Saturday on BBC One. Preview the episode with our gallery below: Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Sycocenter_img Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Sycolast_img read more