Could coronavirus block or delay some Panama Canal transits?

The Panama Canal is a major strategic chokepoint for global shipping — the free flow of cargo via this waterway is essential to world trade. The high-profile drama involving the cruise ship Zaandam underscores how the coronavirus might impede this flow going forward. The Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL)-owned cruise ship had four dead passengers on board and at least 189 passengers and crew with flu-like symptoms, including two testing positive for COVID-19. On Friday, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) initially denied passage to the Zaandam, which had sought permission to transit from the Pacific to the Atlantic side of the isthmus. The ACP cited rules of Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) that “if a vessel has individuals who have tested positive for COVID-10 on board, it cannot make any port operations or transit the canal.” The decision was reversed on Saturday. The Zaandam transferred all healthy passengers to the sister ship Rotterdam while outside of Panamanian waters; no passengers or crew were allowed to set foot on Panamanian soil. MINSA and ACP then approved the transit of both vessels for humanitarian reasons, given that the ships could make it to Florida 2.5 days so...

Wildlife rescue centres struggle to treat endangered species in coronavirus outbreak | Environment

Last Thursday morning Louisa Baillie drove down the five-kilometre dirt track that connects her jungle home in the Amazon rainforest to the main road. At the junction, she parked, hiking the rest of the way into Mera, a town of about 8,000 people. After filling her backpack with fruit and vegetables from local sellers, she grabbed some leaves and set about plucking termites off trees along the roadside, stuffing them into a bucket containing small fragments of the insects’ nests. Baillie works as a veterinarian at Merazonia, a wildlife rescue centre in Ecuador. The termites were dinner for Andy the anteater, a baby recently confiscated at a police checkpoint. “Normally we do the shopping twice a week, but at the moment moving around is quite difficult,” she explained by phone as she popped succulent leaves into the mouth of a baby sloth snuggled up against a teddy bear. The youngster had fallen out of a tree a few weeks ago and was now on the mend. “Now we’re trying to do more regular, smaller shopping trips, going into the village and seeing what we can pick up as we go along.” A few days earlier, Ecuador had begun restricting movement within the country to combat the coronavir...

Rothy’s has a new idea for ocean plastic waste: handbags

New York (CNN Business)Rothy’s iconic women’s flat shoes are knitted from a single continuous yarn derived from recycled plastic water bottles. Now Rothy’s is pushing the envelope again and creating another sustainable staple product. Women Wallet, Men Wallet, Leather Belt, PU Belt, Handmade Wallet – Benshang,http://www.benshangcn.com/

What does ‘stay at home’ mean for life in Minnesota’s outdoors?

The latest executive order from Gov. Tim Walz for Minnesotans to “stay at home’’ doesn’t stop them from fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, walking, running, visiting state parks or enjoying other available public lands. The broad exemption in favor of outdoor recreation — as long as people maintain proper social distancing — could go a long way to help address the state’s collective case of cabin fever. In places such as Red Wing, where spring walleye fishing already is booming on the Mississippi River, the mental health benefits are obvious. “We’ve been super busy,” said Tanner Tredup of the 4 Season Sport Shop in Red Wing. “We have clients from Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and, of course, Minnesota.” He said he was thankful the governor’s new order clearly states that fishing can continue because anglers needed better communication on the issue. The Department of Natural Resources didn’t provide much interpretation of the governor’s order. But the agency is encouraging people to “stay close to home while they are outdoors.” DNR said in a statement that its staff is reviewing programs and services to determine whether changes are needed. But so far, the DNR hasn’t altered fishing or ...

Alarm Check Valves Market to Garner Brimming Revenues by 2019-2026

Global Alarm Check Valves Market Report 2019 – Market Size, Share, Price, Trend and Forecast is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Alarm Check Valves industry. The report also covers segment data, including: type segment, industry segment, channel segment etc. cover different segment market size, both volume and value. Also cover different industries clients information, which is very important for the manufacturers. There are 4 key segments covered in this report: competitor segment, product type segment, end use/application segment and geography segment. Make An Enquiry About This Report @ https://www.marketresearchhub.com/enquiry.php?type=E&repid=2608816&source=atm  For competitor segment, the report includes global key players of Alarm Check Valves as well as some small players. Market Segment AnalysisThe research report includes specific segments by Type and by Application. Each type provides information about the production during the forecast period of 2015 to 2026. Application segment also provides consumption during the forecast period of 2015 to 2026. Understanding the segments helps in identifying the importance of different ...

I have received numerous versions of the same question over the last several years. The question

I have received numerous versions of the same question over the last several years. The question usually goes something like this: “I have a 1950s motorcycle that has a crack in the transmission casing, which is aluminum. How do I repair it?” First, you need to determine if the casing is really aluminum casting. While many such parts on motorcycles, ATVs, and cars are made from aluminum, just as many are made from magnesium alloys. If you attempt to repair a magnesium casting with aluminum filler rod (or vice versa), you will not be successful. Fortunately, there is an easy way to tell the difference between the two. If you put a small amount of white vinegar (yes, the stuff you buy in the supermarket) on an aluminum alloy, it will sit there and do nothing. But if you put white vinegar on a magnesium alloy, it will bubble and fizz. OK, now you know that your casting is really an aluminum alloy. What filler metal do you use? I can’t really give you a guarantee. The most common aluminum casting alloys are AlSiMg alloys (like 356 and 319). The best filler alloy to repair these castings is 4043. However, there are also a few AlMg casting alloys. While 4043 is not the optimal filler...

If anyone ever asks if you’d like to visit the Audi factory, do the right thing.

If anyone ever asks if you’d like to visit the Audi factory, do the right thing. Located in Ingolstadt, at the center of the Free Republic of Bavaria, it’s a hearty drive from most things and soundly worth it. For those of you too physically or mentally removed from Germany, here’s an overview of the delights on offer. The Ingolstadt factory employs 35,000 people, a substantial chunk of the cobbled city’s 160,000 total population, and winding your way across the complex you start to believe it. The campus covers two million square feet, with facilities running six days a week on three shifts per day. Red bicycles are neatly docked inside and in front of every building for speedier intracampus transit, and despite construction and everpresent cars, the in-between scenery was green and inviting. Almost every single A3, A4, A5 and Q5 is produced at the Ingolstadt factory. The tour was led by smiling, beautifully fluent guides and punctuated with disorienting chauffeured trips across the giant campus. Do not attempt to photograph anything if you value your camera or your hosts’ good graces. Although I had a chance to see virtually the entire manufacturi...

The Global Antifreeze Market is expected to grow from USD 1,256.36 Million in 2018 to USD 1,756.36 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.90% | State

Cloudy skies with periods of rain late. Low 48F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.. Cloudy skies with periods of rain late. Low 48F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. The Global Antifreeze Market is expected to grow from USD 1,256.36 Million in 2018 to USD 1,756.36 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.90%. The positioning of the Global Antifreeze Market vendors in FPNV Positioning Matrix are determined by Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) and placed into four quadrants (F: Forefront, P: Pathfinders, N: Niche, and V: Vital).The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Antifreeze Market including are BP P.L.C., Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Total, BASF SE, CCI Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation, Cummins Inc., Kost USA, Inc, Motul, Prestone Products Corporation, and Sonax ...

Entering our 7th season of /DRIVE on NBC Sports, and with millions of YouTube and Facebook

Entering our 7th season of /DRIVE on NBC Sports, and with millions of YouTube and Facebook followers, The Drive is a leading authority of all things automotive. The Drive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links.Read more. Suppose you want to carry fresh food in your vehicle; it’s crucial to keep it stored in a cool environment with a controlled temperature. A 12-volt cooler is a portable refrigerator that can get the job done. However, searching for the best 12-volt cooler is not a walk in the park. So, we’ve done our homework to give you an idea of the best coolers available. Suppose you want to carry fresh food in your vehicle; it’s crucial to keep it stored in a cool environment with a controlled temperature. A 12-volt cooler is a portable refrigerator that can get the job done. However, searching for the best 12-volt cooler is not a walk in the park. So, we’ve done our homework to give you an idea of the best coolers available. This product made it to the list because it is spacious, durable, energy-efficient, and it is both a portable freezer and a refrigerator. What that means is you can store food in it for up ...

If you have found a perfect place for your valuable to store, then all you need

If you have found a perfect place for your valuable to store, then all you need is a storage unit! If you already have a storage unit, you need to secure it in the best way possible. Getting the best padlock for your storage units will provide extra security for all your valuable belongings.  In this article, you will find top padlocks for your storage unit. This model from Sesamee has good weather and cut resistance. Its solid brass body made of hardened steel makes it extremely durable. There are over 10 000 unique options you can customize your combination for easy recall. Because of its molybdenum shackle, this ASTM security grade 5 Stanley padlock is resistant to cutting and sewing. It has a 6-pin cylinder which will fool every thief. This model is great because its design eliminates chances of drilling and gets you covered on the security area. The padlock is made of high-quality stainless steel which makes it resistant to pulling and manipulation. Even though the shackle is made from hardened steel, it is not covered so it makes it a little bit vulnerable. The Abus 37/80 has an amazing tensile strength of 25,000 pounds. Both the body and shackle are made of made from stro...

The program will serve the needs of critical infrastructure end users, while supporting the sales expansion

The program will serve the needs of critical infrastructure end users, while supporting the sales expansion and growth objectives of systems integrators. The new program by ABLOY USA is said to support the needs of critical infrastructure end-user customers such as power and water plants, railroads and utilities. IRVING, Texas — ABLOY USA announces a new Channel Partner Program that is designed to help security integrators expand their product solutions in critical infrastructure markets. The implementation of the program follows the recent global launch of ABLOY BEAT, a locking solution the company says represents a new wave of high-end security with a novel digital key, a mobile app and an IP68-rated weatherproof Bluetooth padlock. ABLOY is a world leader in simplifying access control and securing public, private and restricted areas with flexible and scalable solutions for large, geographically challenged organizations. This includes providing advanced locking and electromechanical technology for high-level security. To keep society operating smoothly without disruption, ABLOY USA is prepared to help ensure that every key, lock, door, control room and perimeter of essential ...

Self Loading Concrete Mixers Market Overview | Size, Types, Trends and Geographical Outlook Study 2020 – 2026

Global “Self Loading Concrete Mixers Market” report provides an analytical calculation of the prime challenges faced by this Market currently and in the coming years, which helps Market participants in understanding the problems they may face while operating in this Market over a longer period. Various Self Loading Concrete Mixers industry leading players are studied with respect to their company profile, product portfolio, capacity, price, cost and revenue. Get a Sample Copy of the Report – https://www.absolutereports.com/enquiry/request-sample/15120021     Various policies and news are also included in the Self Loading Concrete Mixers Market report. Various costs involved in the production of Self Loading Concrete Mixers are discussed further. This includes labour cost, depreciation cost, raw material cost and other costs. The production process is analysed with respect to various aspects like, manufacturing plant distribution, capacity, commercial production, R&D status, raw material source and technology source. This provides the basic information about the Self Loading Concrete Mixers industry. Inquire or Share Your Questions If Any before the Purchasing This Report – ...

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