Structural helmet rollout complete

first_imgStructural helmet rollout complete CFA has completed its rollout of new structural firefighting helmets to more than 5000 volunteer firefighters across Victoria.*Photo taken pre-COVID-19 restrictionsMore than 2,000 helmets were distributed to 179 brigades as part of the project before distribution was suspended in March 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions.Distribution of remaining helmets resumed in September last year, providing the new PPC to members of the final 279 CFA brigades.The new structural firefighting helmets were funded as part of the State Government’s $60 million Fire Services Statement.The helmets have been distributed to members who hold qualifications in the use of Breathing Apparatus equipment and Search and Rescue.The new helmets replaced the CFA’s existing structural firefighting helmets for firefighters who are trained to respond to structure fire incidents and conduct internal search and rescue operations.The helmets feature an improved design and fit to benefit members.*Photo taken pre-COVID-19 restrictionsCFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said the Pacific F15 Premium jet-style structural helmet provides firefighters with a range of new features.“This helmet has specific benefits for internal structure firefighting attack, and we’re excited to have been able to provide it to a large cohort of our firefighters,” he said.The helmet includes a one-touch visor, a full-coverage internal face shield, integrated helmet torch, comfort harness and liner, and flame-resistant multi-layer neck flaps.It also has a reinforced composite shell and an advanced polymer chassis.“These helmets are modern, innovative and effective, and the CFA is excited that they’ve been rolled out to more than 5000 members across Victoria,” CO Heffernan said.“CFA is committed to equipping our firefighters with modern protective equipment as well as continuing to empower them following the delivery of fire services reform.”Similarly, you can read about CFA’s recent unveiling of its new state-of-the-art virtual reality firefighting training technology which will be used to train members in a safe environment, strengthening CFA as a modern fire service into the future. /CFA News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Attack, Australia, coronavirus, environment, fire, future, Government, pacific, project, reform, rescue, technology, VIC, Victoria, virtual realitylast_img read more

News / New alliance a ‘serious counterweight’ to dominant groups on Asia-Europe box trade

first_img© Nils Prause Hapag-Lloyd, the largest container line in the proposed THE Alliance, was the only one of the six-member agreement to record an operating profit in the first three months of the year, Alphaliner said today.The German line managed $5m of EBIT, whereas Hanjin, K Line, MOL, NYK and Yang Ming all suffered after being hit by falling freight rates and weak cargo growth.The next best performer in the group was NYK, which posted an EBIT loss of $10m, while the worst was Yang Ming, which came in $109m in the red.However, in terms of net profit, Hapag-Lloyd also turned negative in the quarter, posting a loss of $47m versus a profit of $144m in Q1 2015. According to Alphaliner, THE Alliance will have a projected Asia-Europe market share of 30%, with a capacity of 118,500 teu. This compares with the Ocean Alliance’s 35% share (138,140 teu) and the 2M’s 34% (131,130 teu). The remaining 1% market share will be taken by “others”.On the transpacific trade, the Ocean Alliance is the biggest grouping at 163,720 teu capacity, with a 39% market share, followed by THE Alliance, also with 39% but with slightly less capacity at 161,530 teu.The 2M partners have just 16% of capacity at 65,960 teu, while nonaligned carriers make up 6% with 27,100 teu.“The new THE Alliance will present a serious counterweight to the 2M and the Ocean Alliance on the east-west corridors,” said Alphaliner.Indeed, if UASC also joins THE Alliance – either via a merger with Hapag-Lloyd or in its own right – which Hapag-Lloyd last week said was “anticipated”,  then this would push the grouping’s overall capacity to more than 4m teu.Despite some suggestion in the trade that merger discussions had reached an advanced stage, Alphaliner cautioned that the prospects of a tie-up “could be difficult to achieve”, because of the “current weak valuation of Hapag-Lloyd’s publicly traded shares and the difficulty of valuing UASC’s contribution to a merged entity”.Since its IPO on 6 November, Hapag-Lloyd’s share price has struggled to reach its launch price of €20 and is currently trading at a 55% discount on the carrier’s book value, noted the consultant.The German carrier said on 21 April that the basis of the discussion was on a “relative valuation of the two businesses, at 72% Hapag-Lloyd and 28% UASC”. However, there has been no official comment from UASC to date.Meanwhile, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), excluded from the new alliance because of its parlous financial situation, faces an anxious wait to see if its creditors will accept the terms of a restructure, despite several shipowners still refusing to cut charter rates by 30% on its time-chartered ships – a key condition of the bail-out.center_img By Mike Wackett 18/05/2016last_img read more


first_img SPORTS EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, The People’s Defender will profile an Adams County senior student/athlete so our community and readers can get to know better these outstanding young people who participate both in athletics and academics in their high school.NAME: Mikayla AkersSCHOOL: West Union High SchoolPARENTS: Chuck and Charlene SheltonSPORTS PLAYED IN HIGH SCHOOL: Volleyball, Basketball, SoftballFAVORITE SPORT: BasketballFAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Winning and playing as a teamLEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: LosingMOST MEMORABLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MOMENT: Getting honorable mention All-District in volleyball my junior and senior yearsFAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST OR GROUP: Love it allPLACE YOU’D LOVE TO TRAVEL TO: HawaiiYOUR FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Proposal”FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Pretty Little LiarsFAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: MathFAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Spending time with my friendsFAVORITE RESTAURANT: Olive GardenWOULD LOVE TO TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH: Sandra BullockFUTURE PLANS: Go to college and pursue a career in the medical fieldCOMING THIS WEEKEND: Scout Kremin of Peebles High School PreviousPrevious PostNextLooking back at four years in office Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Mikayla Akers – Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Top Searches Top Searches HoopOctober 24, 2020That THE PEOPLE’S DEFENDER SENIOR PROFILEDecember 9, 2015Peoples DefenderSports0 Mikayla Akers Akers HomeSportsTHE PEOPLE’S DEFENDER SENIOR PROFILElast_img read more

Headed into conference play, freshmen can change the Gophers’ Big Ten fate

first_img“He’s a good back,” Ciarrocca said. “Just to have some more depth at the position. [Williams] carried the ball how many times? 33. That’s a lot to ask of any back.”Rashod Bateman and Chris Autman-Bell make up two of the three top-producing wide receivers. Bateman has 13 catches for 124 yards, and Autman-Bell has seven catches for 89 yards this season. Each has yet to catch a touchdown pass, but their presence has taken attention off veteran wide receiver Tyler Johnson, who has five touchdowns through three games and averages nearly 100 yards-per game.The final starter on the offensive side of the ball is right guard Blaise Andries. Andries has started each game this year after redshirting last season. He was ranked as the top prospect out of the state of Minnesota in the 2017 class.On defense, the only starter is defensive back Terell Smith. Smith has 18 tackles through the first three games. He nabbed the first interception of his career in the win over Fresno State.“He’s been a guy that’s really stepped up,” defensive coordinator Robb Smith said. “He’s just a great young man. He’s elite and he gets better, and he changes his best every day.”Freshmen will be a big part of the team going into conference play. The inexperience hasn’t been a problem yet, exiting the non-conference schedule 3-0, but there will be challenges in the growth that needs to take place for a successful campaign in Big Ten Play.“I feel like that’s the energy from every one of the freshmen,” senior linebacker Julian Huff said. “Once you get that first game under your belt you kind of get in a rhythm, and you understand what to expect.” Headed into conference play, freshmen can change the Gophers’ Big Ten fateThere have been 27 true or redshirt freshmen to play this year for Minnesota.Courtney DeutzFreshman Bryce Williams avoids a tackle on Saturday, Sept. 15 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Jack WarrickSeptember 20, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGoing into Big Ten play this week against Maryland, the Terrapins will see a much different team march into their stadium than the one they saw at TCF Bank Stadium last year.Twenty-seven true or redshirt freshmen have played for Minnesota this year. Whether that be on special teams, in a limited role, or as someone as important as the starting quarterback, Minnesota has and will need to use inexperienced players to drive the season forward.“Do we have older guys? Yes we do, and they’re playing really well,” head coach P.J. Fleck said. “But 60 guys on our team are freshmen. That’s way over half. So for us that’s got to be the focus because that’s the level [of] our leadership. Yes we have some of that at the top, but you’re only as good as what’s on the bottom, and we’ve got to be able to bring that up.”Many of the key positions on Minnesota’s offense are filled by freshmen. The quarterback, Zack Annexstad is a walk-on true freshman. He has yet to throw an interception and has thrown 44-79 for 537 yards and four touchdowns. Last year, the quarterback duo of redshirt senior Conor Rhoda and redshirt sophomore Demry Croft threw 110-233 for 1,513 yards with 11 interceptions and nine touchdown passes.“What I love about [the freshmen] is their attitude,” offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca said. “To come into this program and the stage not be too big for them, and them to come to work every day on a daily basis.”Both running backs are freshmen in Mohamed Ibrahim and Bryce Williams. Former starting running back Rodney Smith suffered a season-ending injury in the game against Fresno State, which means those two will play a bigger role going forward.Williams ran for 141 yards on 33 carries in last week’s game, with one catch for 35 yards. Ibrahim had 101 yards on nine carries against New Mexico State, and he is expected to return from an injury this week against Maryland.last_img read more

Porsche greenlights Esports Supercup in partnership with iRacing

first_imgLuxury car manufacturer Porsche has unveiled more details on the upcoming Porsche Esports Supercup in partnership with subscription-based racing simulator iRacing. iRacing will host the manufacturer’s official world championship, which commences on April 13 at the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama, U.S.A. Budding drivers have already been competing for the last few months through global qualifying races. Drivers in all qualifiers and competition races will compete in identical Porsche 911 GT3 cars in the same format as the GT3 Cup Challenges that take place across the globe. Porsche are teaming with IRacing for Esports SuperCup Photo: Zak Mauger/LATref: Digital Image _X0W7406The similarities between physical and sim racing conditions was something that Fritz Enzinger, Head of Porsche Motorsport considered key: “By adding an esports racing competition to our established series of one-make cups, we are extending our footprint in the world of motorsport and allowing sim racers to join the global Porsche Motorsport family.”With only 40 spots up for grabs, drivers will be keen to prove themselves in qualifiers and progress through to the championship which will take place at the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy. Along with the lion’s share of the $100,000 (~£76,000), the Esports Supercup champion will also be recognised and honoured at the annual Porsche Night of Champions gala. “We are launching a global championship that every serious sim racer will strive to win in his career”The Supercup is the first one-make virtual racing competition of it’s kind, a point not lost on Marco Ujhasi, Manager Esports at Porsche Motorsport: “With the Porsche Esports Supercup, we are launching a global championship that every serious sim racer will strive to win in his career. Only sim racers with a very high skill level have made it through the qualifying process. We are going to witness some very tight races.Porsche Vice President Marketing, Kjell Gruner was similarly excited about the competition: “Porsche’s heart beats for motorsport. We can share this passion with a much broader audience through esports and create a unique community of esport fans and motorsport fans.”Esports Insider says: This latest step from Porsche follows on from their recent partnership with German football club HSV’s Virtual Bundesliga FIFA team. While the prize pool and scale of the competition pales in comparison to the F1 New Balance Esports Series, now in its third year, having a manufacturer specific competition is an excellent opportunity for brand building in the sim racing space.last_img read more

Marcelino agrees deal to become Valencia’s next coach

first_img Sport EN He will replace Voro and sign a two year deal, with the presentation set to take place after this season’s league campaign has concluded. Voro took over after Cesare Prandelli walked out in December, following Pako Ayestaran, Gary Neville and Nuno Espirito Santo out of the door at Mestalla in the past two years. Upd. at 17:36 Marcelino, entrenador del Valencia las dos próximas temporadas Marcelino will be Valencia’s new coach, Los Che announced on Thursday afternoon.center_img IN SPORT.ES 11/05/2017 CEST Marcelino was sacked by Villarreal in August 2016 and has not worked since.last_img read more

Health care through kids’ eyes

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson THE second instalment of a community art project, launched at St John of God Berwick Hospital, is…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Nominations open for Australia Day Awards

first_img Cardinia Shire community members are invited to recognise outstanding local people and community events by nominating them for the 2019…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Kiara Gilbert last_img

Nelson’s Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

first_imgNelson’s Keaton Roch scored with six minutes remaining in the game to lift Kootenay Ice into a 3-3 tie with South Island Royals in BC Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The power play goal by Roch allowed the host Ice squad to escape the weekend series with at least a point in the Major Midget standings.South Island double Kootenay 4-2 Saturday.Justin Podgorenko of Nelson, also scoring on the power play, and Tanner Costa of Castlegar also had goals for Kootenay. Kayden Peck, Brandon Tutte and Ben Berard replied for South Island.Saturday, South Island scored three consecutive goals in a wild second period to grab the first win of the series.After Korbyn Chabot of Cranbrook gave Kootenay a 2-1 lead, Cam Coutre, Ben Grist and Berard scored in a span of eight minutes to give the Royals a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes.Shawn Campbell of Castlegar opened the scoring for Kootenay while Peck had the other goal for South Island.Solomon Burk of Castlegar and Jason Mailhoit were in goal for Kootenay, which improves to 5-24-5 on the season.The Ice return to action this weekend in Nelson when the club hosts North Island Silvertips in a two game series beginning Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday, the puck drops at 8 a.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

County Senior Football Final Preview – Salthill/Knocknacarra

first_imgRoute to the FinalSaturday 14th May 2016First RoundMilltown 2-7 Salthill-Knocknacarra 1-8 Salthill/Knocknacarra bid to win the Claregalway Hotel/Bon Secours County Senior Football Title for the first time since County Senior Football Final Preview – Salthill/Knocknacarra Back 15 seconds Currently Playing Currently Playing Forward 60 seconds County Senior Football Final Preview – Salthill/Knocknacarra Galway Bay FM Sport 更多 Galway Bay FM Sport 更多 County Senior Football Final Preview – Salthill/Knocknacarra Ollie Turner Spoke to Salthill/Knocknacarra manager Val Daly Forward 60 seconds Sunday 9th Oct 2016Semi-FinalSalthill-Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8 Forward 60 seconds Sunday 23rd Oct 2016FinalPearse StadiumCorofin v Salthill-Knocknacarraprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Sunday 28th Aug 2016Third RoundSalthill-Knocknacarra 1-9 Caltra 0-10 Back 15 seconds Back 15 seconds Back 15 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport County Senior Football Final Preview – Salthill/Knocknacarra Galway Bay FM Sport Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Ollie then got the thoughts of Conor Halloran County Senior Football Final Preview – Salthill/Knocknacarra Saturday 28th May 2016Second Round – Losers GroupSalthill-Knocknacarra 1-17 Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir 1-13 Sunday 25th Sep 2016Quarter FinalSalthill-Knocknacarra 2-7 Caherlistrane 1-5 Galway Bay FM Sport County Senior Football Final Preview – Salthill/Knocknacarra Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more