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    An aerial view of big rigs are seen at the Port Jersey in Jersey City of New Jersey, United States on January 19, 2022.Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Late container charges known as detention and demurrage (D&D) in the United States are the highest in the world, according to a recent report by Container xChange, and are out of sync with D&D charges that have been falling around the globe. Detention is the charge the merchant pays for holding an ocean carrier's container outside the port, terminal, or depot, beyond the contracted free time. In this portion of the contract, an ocean carrier stipulates how long a merchant can have the container before charges are imposed. Demurrage is the charge related to a merchant's use of the container while in the port. The merchant is allotted a certain amount of "free time" to have the container in the port before charges are incurred. The merchant pays the ocean carrier a fee if the merchant goes beyond the amount of contracted "free time." This charge is to motivate...
    WHEN this couple moved in together they needed a home that would fit all of their kids. Eventually, they found the perfect home but still didn't have enough space for the three kids to each have a private bedroom, so decided to add in not one but two container homes in the back garden for their teen daughters. 8The containers are in the back garden of the family home Matt told Tiny Home Giant Journey: "It gives our teenage daughters some autonomy and some space but [they're] still in the backyard." Not only that, but once their daughters, Ashley and Maddie, move out Matt and his partner Linda have the option to move their ageing parents into the homes. The shipping container homes set Matt and Linda back over £116,000, forking out £58,000 for each of them plus and extra £8,000 each on furnishing them. The homes are connected the same water and electric system as the main house and the whole installation only took four hours from start to finish. Read more on homesON THE ROAD We're a family-of-four...
    A photo taken on July 18, 2022 shows a puddle of water amid the nearly dried-up river bed of the Rhine in Cologne, western Germany, as many parts of Europe experience a heatwave.Ina Fassbender | AFP | Getty Images The water levels in a crucial waterway in Europe's economic heartland are running dangerously low in the searing heat the region has been experiencing, posing a big risk to the German economy and more disruption to supply chains which are already under stress. "Amid a long spell of dry weather, water levels of the River Rhine have fallen far below average this summer," Salomon Fiedler, an economist at Berenberg Bank, said in a note Wednesday in which he warned that the German economy was "running aground." "The Rhine is a crucial inland waterway, on which goods are shipped to and from the industrial heartlands of southern and western Germany," he said, adding that "low water levels mean that river barges will have to travel with reduced freight to limit their draft or even cease operating altogether." As a result, the amount...
    VIDEO5:0805:08Shift in spending habits as consumers cut backThe Exchange Spending cutbacks by the consumer already led to a decrease in Chinese manufacturing orders by U.S. importers, of 20-30%, as recently reported by CNBC, and more recent data from U.S. shippers shows the housing market slowdown now showing up in the Asian supply chain data, too. "We are seeing the impact and slowdown across home appliances, white goods (items like dishwashers), and DIY products," said Akhil Nair, senior vice president of products for Asia Pacific at Seko Logistics. "We have seen a major slowdown in furniture and home decoration especially in China and Vietnam because importers are heavy in stock." Inflation has led to record-level lowers in consumer sentiment, but the housing market had remained strong until the Fed's more recent posture led to the biggest weekly jump in mortgage rates since the 1980s. "We have seen an immediate cut back in home building construction materials such as lumber," said Spencer Shute, senior consultant of supply chain and procurement company Proxima. "This should come as no surprise given the new home...
    London (CNN Business)Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell had been making himself very clear: To fight inflation, the US central bank would begin rolling back crisis-era support for the economy very soon. But following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Wall Street isn't convinced the Fed will have the same resolve to aggressively push ahead.What's happening: Bets that the Fed will announce a supersized interest rate hike when it meets later this month have plunged. One week ago, traders saw a 34% probability of a 0.5 percentage point increase. Now, they put the likelihood at under 8%, according to data from CME Group."The near-term effects of the crisis appear to be inflationary, but the hit to growth is tougher to discern and puts central bankers in a very tough spot," said Michael Schumacher, the head of macro strategy for Wells Fargo Securities.Powell is set to give his semi-annual testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. Schumacher thinks he will "hint strongly" that the Fed will raise rates by 0.25 percentage points in March.Others think he could opt to keep all options...
    A truck picks up a shipping container at the Port of Savannah in Georgia.Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Global supply chain disruptions may continue until the second half of next year, trade credit insurer Euler Hermes said in a report published Thursday. Euler Hermes cited renewed virus outbreaks, China's zero-Covid policy and expected trade volatility during the Lunar New Year. Measures to contain Covid-19 can affect manufacturing and shipping operations, exacerbating the supply chain crisis. Analysts have previously warned that the new variant, omicron, could deal another blow to supply chains. Production shortfalls are behind 75% of the current contraction in global trade volume, while logistic bottlenecks are the cause of the remaining 25%, Euler Hermes economists wrote. But this supply chain chaos is likely to ease in the second half of 2022 for three reasons, the authors of the report added.Stock picks and investing trends from CNBC Pro:Stocks should be fine when the Fed starts raising rates next year, history shows JPMorgan's top stock strategist Kolanovic tells investors to trust this bounce Goldman Sachs picks new stocks...
    A Chinese nuclear-powered submarine travelling through the Taiwan Strait has sparked fears of open conflict breaking out amid soaring tensions over Beijing's aggression towards the democratically-ruled island.   Submarine expert H.I. Sutton identified the vessel as a surfacing Chinese Type-94 ballistic missile submarine in a satellite image taken on Monday. The warship was cruising in the 110-mile wide channel between mainland China and Taiwan - one of the world's busiest shipping lanes - and more frequently a staging ground for global powers to showcase their military prowess in the ferociously contested South China Sea.   President Xi Jinping claims it is only a matter of time before Taiwan is ruled by Beijing, while the West backs its independence from the Communist regime. The reason for the sub's appearance in the strait is unknown but some analysts were surprised to see it on the surface. The Type-94 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine was spotted in a satellite image taken on Monday A nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic missile submarine of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is seen during a military display in...
    The crooked Malaysian businessman known as Fat Leonard, who brought down Navy top brass in one of the biggest corruption scandals in the history of the military, has broken his silence in a stunning new podcast where he boasts about plying admirals with booze and prostitutes, and the sweet informant deal he struck with the US government.   Francis Glenn Leonard, 57, was arrested after the scandal erupted in 2013.  Famous for his towering portliness, he is known widely as Fat Leonard and the scandal - which toppled dozens of Navy officers and implicated commanders and admirals- became known by that nickname.  Leonard was arrested in 2013 and pleaded guilty to fraud and bribery after spending years plying the Navy with gifts, cash, trips and prostitutes' in exchange for favorable contracts and secret information.  He flipped after his arrest and agreed to testify against the Navy as part of a sweeping prosecution by the Department of Justice's that remains ongoing; seven Navy officers are still awaiting trial and Leonard is the star witness.   Despite being told by the government not to...
    A cargo ship filled with containers moves through New York Harbor as it heads out to the Atlantic ocean on October 12, 2021 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty Images The dozens of diesel-operated cargo ships floating off the coasts of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California aren't just emblematic of the snarled supply chain. They're contributing to the 1 billion metric tons of carbon emissions each year from marine shipping. Start-up Fleetzero is aiming to provide solutions for both of these problems. Co-founders Steven Henderson and Michael Carter — graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy — are building battery-electric cargo ships that will not only help decarbonize the industry but could also ease supply chain bottlenecks by utilizing more of the available ports around the world. And if that sounds a bit far-fetched consider that Elon Musk said way back in 2017: "Everything will go fully electric, apart from (ironically) rockets. Ships are the next easiest to solve after cars." In 2018, the International Maritime Organization, a regulatory arm of the U.N., set an initial goal of...
    California's Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in San Pedro Bay - which move about 40 percent of shipped cargo entering the U.S. - are ranked among the worst in the world, falling behind third-world countries such as Kenya and Ghana. The Los Angeles port ranked 328 of the 351 ports listed in the World Bank and IHS Markit’s 2020 Container Port Performance Index. Its grade was worse than the port in Lome, Togo, which is among the world’s poorest countries. Long Beach’s port faired even worse, landing at the 333rd spot a few places behind Kenya’s Mombasa port. Both ports slide below the ranking of the Ghana's Tema port, listed in the 261st spot.  The poor rankings come as massive backlogs continue to disrupt the supply chain ahead of the holidays and threaten to continue the logjam into the 2022, and thousands of freight containers sit idly on more than 100 vessels that simply don't have anywhere to unload. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden said Thursday he is considering sending in the National Guard to alleviate supply chain issues and drive...
    The sight of a line of ducklings paddling along behind their mother is something that many of us are used to seeing in rivers and ponds. But why do ducklings swim in this formation? Scientists from the University of Strathclyde set out to answer this question, and found that swimming in a line behind their mother helps to reduce drag, and actually propels the ducklings forwards. The findings not only shed light on duckling behaviour, but could also help to revolutionise shipping, according to the team. Dr Zhiming Yuan, who led the study, said: 'These principles could be potentially applied to design modern freight carrying vessels, e.g. a water-train, to transport more cargoes without extra fuel cost.' Scientists from the University of Strathclyde found that swimming in a line behind their mother helps to reduce drag, and actually propels the ducklings forwards How do ducklings know to follow their mother? Ducklings learn to follow their mother through a learning process called imprinting. The baby ducks identify and begin to follow the first thing they see. As little as 15 minutes after...
    The Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal on March 29, 2021. Suez Canal Authority via AP The Ever Given container ship is once again trying to voyage through the Suez Canal. The ship is en route to Singapore for repairs, according to Lloyd's List. The vessel became an internet phenomenon after images circulated of the ship beached in March. 10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The massive Ever Given container ship is en route once again through the Suez Canal after running aground in March and ruining global shipping for nearly a week. According to MarineTraffic, the Ever Given left Felixstowe, England, on August 5 and is set to travel through the Suez Canal on Thursday while "partially laden," or not containing a full ship's worth of cargo. Lloyd's List container shipping editor James Baker said on...
    In this article, ComputerHoy could receive a commission for your purchases. More information. Do you still think that it is impossible to find a Nvidia RTX 3080 or an AMD 6800 XT at a good price? You can finally find a next-generation graphics card at a good price. At last it seems that the forecasts are fulfilled. The latest generation graphics cards start to have a better price, at least as close to the “normal” asking price as possible and not those hefty prices from the beginning of the year. The low demand for graphics cards for Bitcoin mining in China, added to a slight improvement in production, has caused more models to come on sale, therefore prices stabilize. This is one of the best times to get a next-generation graphics card to add to your gaming PC. Yes, they are cards that easily exceed 700 euros, but they are the best of the moment at a stabilized price. If you like to save on video games or know when the PS5 is in stock, on our Telegram channel you...
    New York (CNN)You can now add toys to the growing list of products that global supply chain woes have made more expensive to produce.Toymaker Mattel (MAT) whose brands include Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price and American Girl, said in an earnings conference call on Tuesday that it is raising prices in the second half of the year in the run-up to the holiday shopping season, which is the toy industry's most-important sales period of the year.Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz said on the call that the company is "managing through global supply chain challenges" that include higher production and shipping costs, and is choosing to offset those by implementing higher prices for its toys in many of its key markets.Its unclear whether stores, which ultimately sell Mattel's products to consumers, will themselves pass on those increases to shoppers. Mattel, maker of Barbie dolls, said it will implement higher prices in the second half of the year.The post-pandemic recovery has been stymied by a confluence of challenges tied to the supply chain even as consumer demand has rebounded. Businesses across the board...
    Bay Area customers hoping to pick up a new fridge or living room sofa, looking to buy a new car or even a videogame console could be in for a long wait because of widespread shortages affecting countless sectors of the economy, with little hope for relief in sight. Asked if the shortages meant shoppers would have to wait weeks for their new dishwasher or dryer, Mike Heintz, president of University Electric Home Appliance Center in Santa Clara, said that was woefully optimistic. “Months and months. It’s not weeks and weeks,” Heintz said. “Weeks and weeks would be like, woo, let’s celebrate, open the champagne.” SANTA CLARA, CA – JULY 6: Mike Heintz, president of University Electric poses for a photograph in front of an empty spot that normally would have a display range at the family owned home appliance store in Santa Clara, Calif., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Customers are having to wait months for orders on new appliances to be filled due to widespread product and supply shortages. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)  Those long waits are...
    (CBS DETROIT) – “Free, Free Palestine,” a group of about 100 people chanted as they marched and held a protest outside the ZIM shipping offices in Romulus Tuesday. The Palestinian Youth Movement, one of the protest organizers says the company handles Israeli cargo in the US, and in support of Palestinians they want to block any and all business transactions. READ MORE: Man Charged In Ferndale Comerica Bank Robbery “We’re talking about a company that profits off of the disposition and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people,” said Sahar Farha with the Palestinian Youth Movement of Detroit. Tuesday’s protest is in solidarity with a national movement taking place in several cities. The demonstrators say Palestinians have struggled for human rights and self-determination, and have long been oppressed by the Israeli military and police. The group says attempts to “block the boat,” meaning the cargo shipping in Oakland, California, has proven success for several years. READ MORE: Michigan Reports 293 New COVID-19 Cases, 56 Deaths They prevented ZIM from unloading its cargo for 7 years and counting they organized along with the International Longshore...
    (CBS DETROIT)- “Free, Free Palestine,” a group of about 100 people chanted as they marched and held a protest outside the ZIM shipping offices in Romulus Tuesday. The Palestinian Youth Movement, one of the protest organizers says the company handles Israeli cargo in the US, and in support of Palestinians they want to block any and all business transactions. READ MORE: Man Charged In Ferndale Comerica Bank Robbery “We’re talking about a company that profits off of the disposition and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people,” said Sahar Farha with the Palestinian Youth Movement of Detroit. Tuesday’s protest is in solidarity with a national movement taking place in several cities. The demonstrators say Palestinians have struggled for human rights and self-determination, and have long been oppressed by the Israeli military and police. The group says attempts to “block the boat,” meaning the cargo shipping in Oakland, California, has proven success for several years. READ MORE: Michigan Reports 293 New COVID-19 Cases, 56 Deaths They prevented ZIM from unloading its cargo for 7 years and counting they organized along with the International Longshore Warehouse...
    In this article MAXR SZU-DE Maxar TechnologiesSatellite images give a unique vantage point of the stuck ship Ever Given, as crews work to free the mega container vessel that's been blocking the Suez Canal for four days. Maxar Technologies' WorldView-2 satellite captured high-resolution images on Friday morning, with a close-up look at the dredging operations underway to free the ship. The Ever Given, which is operated by Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine, has been stuck since Tuesday, when the ship ran aground during the heavy winds and low visibility of a sandstorm.Maxar TechnologiesShipping operators warn that it may take weeks to free the Ever Given. The enormous cargo carrier is more than 1,300 feet long and about 193 feet wide. It weighs more than 200,000 tons. One end of the ship is wedged into one side of the canal and the other stretches nearly to the other bank. The ship is fully blocking the Suez Canal, through which an average of about 52 ships pass through per day, according to the Suez Canal Authority. The canal handles around 12%...
    The lock on the Suez Canal, where it is estimated that a 12% of world cargo and tanker traffic, has caused a large traffic jam that may end reverberating in the pockets of the Spaniards, if not immediately, if in the medium term. jordi espin vallbona Secretary General of Transprime Policy Manager for Maritime Transport of the European Shippers’ Council Jordi Espin Vallbona, Secretary General of Transprime, the Spanish association of loading companies, and policy manager of maritime transport in the European Shippers’ Council, has indicated 20 minutes that Spain is fully integrated into the commercial traffic that passes through the canal, and that this blockade directly affects our country’s imports and exports. Rodeo for Africa As freighters cannot pass through the canal at this time, they will have to surround by the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa, to reach European ports. This rodeo will involve one more week on the road and the use more fuel, something that shipping companies will not pay out...
    New York : The people to whom you make direct deposits of the third stimulus check will be the first to have the money. Photo: PHOTO: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURE / . The distribution of a new round of stimulus checks is getting closer and closer, and the fact is that President Biden’s relief package – in which he proposes to give $ 1,400 of financial support to eligible people – has already been approved by the House of Representatives . Nevertheless, for the proposal to become a reality, it still needs to be approved by the Senate, to later be signed by President Biden. Democrats said they expect all of this to happen before March 14, which is when the $ 300 extra unemployment benefits expire. Once approved, The third stimulus check will be delivered in three ways: in direct deposit, as a paper check, and as a prepaid card. The people who receive the money in the form of prepaid cards are the last to receive it, since These cards will begin to...
    (CNN)It's nearly February, and holiday packages and cards are still making their way to peoples' doorsteps. The reason for all these delays? Like so much right now, the pandemic is partially to blame.Americans took to online holiday shopping in record numbers, which inundated the system with what the USPS says is a "historic volume" of mail and packages. As a result, parcels, cards and other pieces of mail are sometimes taking more than a month to reach its destination. The USPS has so far delivered more than 1.1 billion packages mailed during the holiday season, a record number, it told CNN. But at the same time, the Postal Service is facing other issues. More than 39,000 employees out of 644,000 have tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesperson for USPS told CNN, representing about 6% of its workforce.ShipMatrix, a shipping operations software company, found that hundreds of thousands of parcels experienced delays of at least several days, with some taking even longer. Customers in states like Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and New York also experienced some of the largest delays,due to...
    Los Angeles county reverses ban, allows churches to hold indoor services Trump loyalists aim to block Bidens goal to rejoin Iran and Paris agreements In a hurry? We found the perfect last-minute gifts for all your loved ones Our editors independently selected these items because we think you will enjoy them and might like them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Learn more about Shop TODAY. This year looks different for a lot of us. With the holidays underway and shipping deadlines passed or looming, that means we're doing our holiday shopping earlier than usual. But we know old habits die hard. It's easy to put off your gift shopping until the last minute, and you're not the only one to do so. According to RetailMeNot, almost half of Americans typically save their holiday shopping until the week before Christmas — sometimes even later! If you still have a few people left on your gift list, don't panic just yet. Yahoo...
    This shipping container house is located in Canada. Courtesy of Emily May Photography Cathi and Trevor Marshall live in a 704-square-foot tiny house made of shipping containers in British Columbia, Canada.  The open-concept main house is made of four shipping containers with floor-to-ceiling windows. Via a breezeway, there's a guest house that the couple designed themselves and rents out on Airbnb.  The house is situated on an expansive piece of land that has an outdoor kitchen and its own hiking trail. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tiny houses are often built out of recycled materials, but shipping container homes kick that practice up a notch.  Cathi and Trevor Marshall loved the idea of reducing their carbon footprint by living in a recycled home, so they built a tiny house out of four shipping containers. The house is located on an oasis in Canada that includes an outdoor kitchen and a guest house. Take a step inside the Marshalls' modern home and see how it gave shipping containers a second life.  
    SAN ANTONIO – From virtual shopping carts to curbside pickup, Black Friday is bound to look different this year. Instead of door-busting mayhem before the pumpkin pie is even in the oven, record-busting online shopping and shipping is expected. Online shopping for the season is expected to be 25% to 35% greater than last year, according to Deloitte. So, 'tis the season to get with it. “Getting a head start is so important this year because some deals have already begun,” said Samantha Gordon of Consumer Reports. Walmart is already having Black Friday “Deals for Days” events through November. Target is also offering month-long deals and extending its price-match guarantee through Dec. 24. Best Buy and Amazon, among others, are in on the early action, too. Most retailers are also offering curbside pickup as shoppers try to avoid crowds and germs. Retailers including Lowe’s, Microsoft, Academy, Kohl’s, Penney’s, Bed Bath and Beyond have leaked or dropped their Black Friday ads. Macy’s came out Tuesday with 56 pages of offers, including an Instant Pot for less than half price. Shoppers should...
    How big a salary do you need to buy a home in these US cities? The 2020 Lotus Evora GT Lives Up to the Hype Now is the time to start holiday shopping in 2020 © Getty Images Now is the time to start holiday shopping in 2020 — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Planning to wait until Black Friday to start your holiday shopping? You might want to reconsider, according to experts. The holiday shopping season is starting much earlier this year, as retailers attempt to compensate for a decline in brick-and-mortar shopping and a change in consumer behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic. Not only did a recent Coresight Research survey find that more than 25% of shoppers expect to start holiday shopping earlier than usual in 2020, but Amazon has also confirmed that it will start its Black Friday deals early, hinting that the sale could begin even weeks ahead of the day itself. Other retailers are following suit, like Home Depot, for instance, who...
    (CNN)Jonelle Kilgore tapped away at his online homework with Jasmine the puppy on his lap in their South Los Angeles home. The 12-year-old boy and his dog sat on a couch in not just any home, but one made from four recycled shipping containers."I like it, I liked moving in here," Jonelle told CNN on a recent September day. "It's a home for us."Two years ago Jonelle, his father John and four siblings received the keys to their four-bedroom container apartment and it seems like a glimmer of hope in the quest to get Los Angeles County's estimated 66,000 homeless residents off the streets.Jonelle Kilgore, 12, doing homework with his puppy Jasmine.John Kilgore said his family constantly moved from floor to floor and the couches of anyone who would take them in. That is, until he got a call from homeless advocates that he'd been approved to move into a recycled shipping container home.Read More"When we walked in, man! Their faces lit up," John Kilgore said of his family's reaction to the new home. "They were all smiles and so...
    Up to 40% off adidas clothing, footwear, and accessories. Sneakers, pants, outerwear, and even soccer gear like balls and bags are on sale. Shop the rest of our Prime Day deal picks here. I found the pair of Adidas track pants I wore in high school and into college the other weekend and they didn’t even look worn. Adidas stands the test of time and if you want activewear you can trust to stay along with you for the ride, this is the Prime Day sale to look into. Dozens of Adidas styles for everyone are on sale, including sneakers, pants, sweatshirts and more. adidas Men's Sereno 19 Training Pants Down from $45Buy on Amazon$31Free Shipping adidas Defender Large Duffel Down from $35Buy on Amazon$25Free Shipping adidas Women's Grand Court Sneaker Down from $50Buy on Amazon$41Free Shipping adidas Originals Women's Trefoil Hoodie Down from $53Buy on Amazon$42Free Shipping Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here > Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up...
    Over the last couple of years, I’ve really started dipping my toes into “outdoor enthusiast” territory. Once a person who refused to camp more than two nights in a row, I spent roughly half of my two-week September elopement/honeymoon in a tent and stomping all over some of the United States’ most beautiful landscapes. Within the last year, I’ve slowly acquired all the necessary outdoor accoutrement — a fancy tent, a cushy cot, a nice Camelbak, and clothing. Perhaps the most important accessory of all, though, are my Vasque Talus XT GTX hiking boots. I broke these bad boys in on the dusty, desert terrain, and then gave them a real test drive by boulder hopping through Soap Creek Canyon. About a month later I took them up to pine-laden Coconino National Forest, and after that to the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. They’ve also splashed through watery creeks in Glacier National Park and Yellowstone, and carried me through one of the most treacherous, challenging hikes I’ve ever done:Delta Lake, a glacier-filled lake nestled high in the Teton mountain range....
    London (CNN)No one takes the job of Britain's interior minister with the aim of becoming popular.The occupant of the post, officially titled home secretary, sits astride a sprawling government department that oversees the UK's immigration, policing, drugs and counter-terror policy -- sensitive and politically perilous issues that that are not for the faint of heart.The endurance of the current incumbent is currently being put to the test with a political storm over migration that will require nerves of steel to weather. Priti Patel, Boris Johnson's pugilistic appointee, is reported to have considered a proposal to send asylum-seekers to two Atlantic islands more than 4,000 miles away from the UK. Aides reportedly considered moving migrants to the isolated British territories of Ascension Island and St. Helena, off the coast of Africa.Patel has reportedly dismissed the idea, but further alleged proposals emerged Thursday, when The Times newspaper said officials were considering placing asylum-seekers on ferries off the UK coast.Read MoreWhether Patel eventually signs off on a plan to hold migrants offshore or not, the hardline proposals reflect the increasingly tough line on...
    WWE will be entering the wine business, as they unveil two bottles that will be available soon. Through the years, WWE has had their hand in a number of various ventures. The latest seems to be in the form of vintage wine. That’s right, the sports entertainment kingpin is set to release two bottles of wine that will be available just in time for Halloween. And the first two bottles are fitting for the holiday. The company issued a press release that has more information below. The collection, known as “Wines That Rock,” will feature an Undertaker Cabernet Sauvignon and an Ultimate Warrior Zinfandel. Each selection is now available for pre-order through WWEwines.com, and has a ship date of October 22. The Undertaker’s bottle is a limited edition item, that commemorates a 30-year career that was recently highlighted in the WWE Network special “The Last Ride.” It will be a 30-barrel series, and each bottle will be marked with an individual bottle number as well as the barrel it came from. The bottle also glows in the dark The Ultimate...
    Warehouses are expected to reach 1,500 in the near future. Photo: ERIC PIERMONT / . / . Amazon plans to open more than 1,000 small delivery centers in cities and suburban neighborhoods across the US. in an effort to deliver products to customers as quickly as possible, as reported in CNet. Warehouses are expected to grow to around 1,500 in the near future, and these could help the online sales giant continue to expand its one-day delivery service for Amazon Prime subscribers. Many of Amazon’s warehouses have traditionally been located on the outskirts of the suburbs, but the expansion of these centers, which are smaller, would make the company more deeply integrated into the communities, as do car dealerships, fast food restaurants, and department stores. This move will help Amazon continue to offer faster delivery, while competing with other retailers, such as Walmart. It should be noted that, in addition to overnight shipping, Amazon already offers same-day delivery to 44 major metropolitan areas, as well as its Prime Now program for delivery...
    A MIRACLE moggy accidentally locked inside a shipping container for two months survived by eating SPIDERS and licking condensation off the walls. Twelve-year-old Monty used up several of his nine lives after he became trapped for more than eight weeks at an industrial yard in Helston, Cornwall. 5Monty became trapped inside a shipping container for two monthsCredit: CornwallLive/BPM 5He was finally rescued by workers at an industrial yard in Helston, CornwallCredit: CornwallLive/BPM Monty’s devastated owners, Beverley and Paul Chapman, had given up hope of ever seeing their beloved tabby again. But after a passerby heard him crying inside the steel unit at Helston Gunsmiths Trading Estate he was finally rescued. Although he had lost two thirds of a his body weight, his owners believe his bug diet kept him alive. Beverley said: “We think there must have been condensation inside the unit which he licked and maybe he ate spiders. "We can’t think how else he would have survived." They revealed it’s not unusual for their moggy to go walkabout but this time it was different. Beverley told Cornwall Live:...
    Oil spills have a large number of detrimental effects on the environment, marine life, and people. Oil spills poison marine animals in the area, which eventually kills them. This not only disrupts the food chain, but also leads to toxic substances traveling through it. Because the oil gets into phytoplankton and other small organisms, the other creatures who eat these will also get poisoned, and this can move all the way up to people’s plates. Unfortunately, because of the large reliance on fossil fuels in so many places, oil spills are quite common. In June, 15,000 gallons of oil spilled in Alaska; in May, more than 20,000 tonnes of diesel spilled from a fuel tank at a Siberian powerplant; and last September, there was a 100-ton oil spill across Brazilian beaches. The list goes on. The most recent oil spill occurred in July when the “MV Wakashio,” a Japanese shipping vessel, was transporting 4,000 tons of fuel. The ship ran aground on a coral reef, causing it to leak 1,000 tons of oil and become stranded. In mid-August, the ship broke in...
    A SUDANESE criminal has been jailed for two years after trying to smuggle NINE migrants across the channel in a tiny boat. Altaib Mobarak, 43, was detained by Border Force cutter on 7 July with two children and seven other adults in a dingy. 1A Sudanese criminal has been jailed for two years after trying to smuggle NINE migrants across the channel in a tiny boat He had previously been spotted trying to avoid the French coastguard to reach British waters in the inflatable boat. On Tuesday he was sent down at Canterbury Crown Court after admitting a charge of facilitating illegal entry into the UK at an earlier hearing. All 10 people on board  – Sudanese and Yemeni nationals - were transferred to the cutter and brought to Dover where they were passed to immigration officials. Mobarak was arrested and later confessed to being at the helm. The Home Office’s new Clandestine Channel Threat Commander Dan O’Mahoney said: “People should seek asylum in the first safe country they enter. "Those attempting to cross the Channel, one of the world’s...
    A contractor who was working at a Florida airport ended up opening a container to reveal a guided missile. The shocking find happened on Friday afternoon at Lakeland Linder International Airport east of Tampa. It's not known how the missile arrived at the airport which is mainly used for private jets and no longer for any kind of military use.  Members of the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight at MacDill Air Force Base remove a French air-to-air missile delivered to Draken International at Lakeland Linder International Airport in Florida Bomb disposal experts from the US Air Force were called in to remove it and brought a flatbed truck with them in order to take the unusual item away The container had come to the airport with pieces of a plane inside belonging to Draken International.   The firm, which is based at the airport has links with the military and owns a fleet of about 150 former military aircraft it contracts out to the military for training exercises. After the discovery on Friday, the airport was quickly...
    A dentist's chair with foot and wrist straps found in one of the containers, pictured in this police video still. National Police Corps of the Netherlands Dutch police uncovered a torture chamber inside one of several shipping containers near a small village in the Netherlands. Six other shipping containers were found with handcuffs and chemical toilets. Police found torture instruments on the site.  Six men have been arrest on suspicion of charges including planning kidnapping and hostage-taking. The intended victims have gone into hiding, police said. Officers found the site after infiltrating and monitoring the encrypted messaging service EncroChat. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dutch police discovered a torture chamber hidden inside one of several shipping containers in a rural area on the border of the Netherlands and Belgium.  Six men were been arrested on suspicion of planning kidnappings and hostage-taking, extortion and participation in a criminal organization as part of the investigation, according to documents from the Dutch National Police.  An investigation led police to a warehouse site with seven shipping containers inside. The containers...
    China's military and economic ambitions are growing in Europe and the Arctic, where the rising communist power may be trying to gain control over important shipping lanes or seaports, according to a top U.S. admiral and Western analysts. “They're building the first nuclear icebreaker,” The Arctic Institute founder Malte Humpert said. “That’s going to be the test platform to build nuclear aircraft carriers. It’s all linked together … the Arctic is becoming a geopolitical space.” Such activities have caught the attention of U.S. diplomats and military leaders, who warn that Chinese Communist officials aspire to project military power in the region. “With China having its own precedent for making bogus claims over international waterways in the South China Sea, it's possible that China will also seek to bend the rules in their favor in the Arctic,” said Adm. James Foggo, commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa and Joint Forces Command Naples, during a recent webinar hosted by the International Institute of Strategic Studies. Most analysts doubt that China would try to claim territorial sovereignty...
    First announced back at CES, Vizio’s latest lineup of 4K TVs is starting to roll out to retailers. The company’s first OLED model will take a little longer and isn’t expected to ship until the fall, however. Still, the other sets in the 2020 family — Vizio is confusingly calling it the 2021 lineup for some reason — should offer excellent picture quality and be near the top of your list if you’re planning to upgrade your TV for the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X this holiday. As before, the flagship LED remains the P-Series Quantum X, which can hit up to 3000 nits of peak brightness and comes in 65 ($1,499.99), 75 ($1,999.99), and 85-inch ($2,999) sizes. Vizio says the entire panel can reach up to 800 nits of brightness. The standard P-Series Quantum comes in 65-inch ($1,699.99) and 75-inch ($1,199.99) sizes and has a still impressive peak brightness of 1200 nits, plus up to 240 local dimming zones for excellent contrast and deep blacks. Image: Vizio ...
    By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday that it is “undesirable” for large container ships to use a shipping route through an environmentally sensitive, shallow sea off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark in heavy northwesterly storms because of the heightened risk of them losing their cargo. The conclusion came in a report by the Dutch Safety Board into the loss of hundreds of containers from a ship, the MSC Zoe, on New Year’s Day 2019, that led to tons of cargo washing up on nearby beaches. “The lessons to be learned from this accident must result in a better risk management of container transport on the shipping routes,” the report said. The ship, carrying more than 8,000 containers, was sailing north of a chain of islands in the Wadden Sea on a route from the Portuguese port of Sines to Bremerhaven, Germany, when it was battered by waves kicked up by a northwesterly storm. It lost 342 containers and 3,000 tons of cargo overboard, the Safety Board report...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday that it is “undesirable” for large container ships to use a shipping route through an environmentally sensitive, shallow sea off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark in heavy northwesterly storms because of the heightened risk of them losing their cargo. The conclusion came in a report by the Dutch Safety Board into the loss of hundreds of containers from a ship, the MSC Zoe, on New Year’s Day 2019, that led to tons of cargo washing up on nearby beaches. “The lessons to be learned from this accident must result in a better risk management of container transport on the shipping routes,” the report said. The ship, carrying more than 8,000 containers, was sailing north of a chain of islands in the Wadden Sea on a route from the Portuguese port of Sines to Bremerhaven, Germany, when it was battered by waves kicked up by a northwesterly storm. It lost 342 containers and 3,000 tons of cargo overboard, the Safety Board report said. There are two shipping...
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