first_img AP Møller-Maersk vice chief executive Claus Hemmingsen has announced he will step down, following the separation of Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling.The move forms part of the company’s transformation initiative that started in 2016, with the result that the energy division, over which Mr Hemmingsen presides, will be closed by June.He joined the company in 1981 as a shipping trainee and has served across the world, going on to leading positions across shipping and offshore divisions.Chief executive Soren Skou thanked Mr Hemmingsen for the work he had put in and for his long association with the company.“I have known Claus since 1985, we joined the executive board together in 2007 and have been working closely together on the transformation of AP Møller Maersk over the last two and a half years,” said Mr Skou.“I have truly appreciated our partnership and friendship; Claus embodies the values of AP Møller Maersk and is an outstanding leader who has made many significant contributions.”Mr Hemmingsen, who will remain part of the team until the energy division closes, said: “It has been an international career, and has provided challenges and endless opportunities across multiple industries, and the opportunity for my family to live abroad.“I wish Søren Skou and all my colleagues all the best with the continued transformation and development.” By Alexander Whiteman 03/04/2019last_img read more

first_imgRelatedGOVERNOR-GENERAL’S MESSAGE FOR NATIONAL HEROES DAY CELEBRATIONS 2009 GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S MESSAGE FOR NATIONAL HEROES DAY CELEBRATIONS 2009 Governor GeneralOctober 19, 2009 RelatedGOVERNOR-GENERAL’S MESSAGE FOR NATIONAL HEROES DAY CELEBRATIONS 2009 RelatedGOVERNOR-GENERAL’S MESSAGE FOR NATIONAL HEROES DAY CELEBRATIONS 2009center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The theme of this year’s National Heritage celebration, “Believe in Jamaica. . . Embracing our Heritage” reflects and embraces our hope and faith in Jamaicans. It is appropriate, especially during this time when we are faced with difficulties all around, to identify how we can believe in Jamaica and why we should.We have seen the changes in the global and local economy, the decadent way which we treat our children and each other, and the specter of varying disappointments, which has led many to lose hope in our country.However, in spite of all these negative influences, we have bright spots along our journey as a nation. We can draw lessons from our athletes who performed so well during the recent World Championships in Berlin. They worked assiduously to train their bodies to go to the very limit, and even exceeded their own expectations. They also believed in their abilities and respectfully and diligently took the advice of their coaches. These are but some of the ingredients of their success which can be adopted by all, especially our young people.The euphoria that exploded over the land during the 2008 Olympics and 2009 World Championships was reminiscent of time past when Jamaicans displayed pride, care and belief in their country. Our achievements are not only marked by a day in history, it is something that we should maintain in our hearts and minds to keep us going through difficult times. Just as a camel stores water in its hump for use during periods of drought, so should we be led to keep our memories of positive achievements to encourage us when there is turbulence.At this time, I believe Jamaica is at a point where we need all hands on board to carry this responsibility. Our National Heroes fought very hard for us. The poignant stories that are retold over the years are not only etched in our history, but they are meaningful accounts that spur us on. The strength of Nanny, the passion of Sam Sharpe, the advocacy of George William Gordon, the struggle for justice by Paul Bogle, the vision of Marcus Garvey, the principles of Norman Manley, and the fair-mindedness of Alexander Bustamante must serve to inspire us.Marcus Garvey once told us: “Always try to look beyond the present by calling upon your past experience when you are looking at the future.” Our successes of the past can be repeated and our significant rise to being the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’ can again be realised. We are continuously watched by the world and sometimes, just when it seems we are down and out, we surprise our counterparts, but moreover ourselves with a show of resilience and fortitude.Our heritage holds both lessons and guidance for us. This is the time for introspection, as the solutions to our problems can be found in each individual:The individual who starts a community group to mentor young people The individual who begins a small business to create paper out of banana tree bark The individual who cares for the elderly and feeds the indigent.We can recover from the social and economic malaise, one person at a time, one community at a time, one parish at a time. I urge you to not lose hope but to review our history, hold fast to our heritage, and believe that better is ahead, just as our ancestors did. I believe we can leave a legacy for the next generation so they can confidently say, “The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places, yes, and I have a goodly heritage.”May God bless you all. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_img April 10, 2019 at 8:57 AM 3 Comments Comments are closed. Horatio Hornblower says: No one should accept your “stupid” name calling (likely why you don’t use your real name). What those of us that have fought to control land use on our airport land have done is pass Measure LC (52 of 55 precincts voted YES) that only allows parks and open space to replace airport uses. It’s LOCKED in our City Charter, can’t be changed by any City Council or City Manager. Only another vote, and LC beat $1 mil. from Big Washington Aviation lobbies while rejecting their Deceptive Measure D.So if folks REALLY want to prevent development of ‘Century City” or Century City-lite,” get out there and demand Measure LC be implemented. Demand that the Parks Master Plan contains STRONG language to start planning before 2029 closure for a great park. Demand our Sustainability Plan includes airport closure and current benefits of a shorter runway (thanks to LC), and make sure all 7 City Council members know at every step that they must do the same, and not support any development other than LC’s parks and open spaces.Perhaps we will face developers and airport zealots together (like the Times Op Ed that started this mess) down the road. But don’t just hand them a victory of sorts. Make a stand against development, and support LC and airport closure. “Keeping it open” because you think the worse case will happen is such a cop out. April 10, 2019 at 9:05 PM D. Adda says: HomeOpinionColumnsSMO, and L.A. Times so Stupid Apr. 10, 2019 at 5:10 amColumnsCurious CityFeaturedGovernmentOpinionSMO, and L.A. Times so StupidCharles Andrews2 years agoCharles Andrewscity councilcurious cityLA TimesnbaopinionSanta Monica Airport A CAN OF FLYING WORMSI knew it. Years ago, during one of our several Santa Monica Airport kerfuffles, whenever the first one was after I started writing this column in 2011, I said to myself: this issue won’t be settled for many years, and it’s a very deep and messy can of worms that you want to avoid as long as possible. I think the can of worms is the kind where you take off the lid and they all  come flying out at you, yaaahhh!!! — intended to induce a coronary. Because that’s what my last column did, for my life. Not the coronary, but the quick, extreme and massive reaction.It’s an emotional issue in SM, and it seems most people have an opinion and a bit of information. Not quite enough, though. Heck, I don’t have enough. There are people who have been working on this, city planners, pilots, parks specialists, on both sides, since the last time Magic and Kareem ruled LA.Lots of folks have written to me or interacted on social media. I’ve sat down and talked with some. I’ve seen documents. I haven’t changed my mind.To (try to) be very clear: I have not been in favor of keeping the airport. I supported and voted for LC. To me the biggest reason is safety. Even though no one on the ground has been killed yet, I think it’s inevitable when an airport is so closely surrounded by homes.But I have also sunk to new levels of cynicism about the power of the greedy. That 227 acres is worth billions, too much to let the vultures be stopped by any concern for the future of SM and its residents, nor by any promises or even laws, and our City Council has a lousy track record in that area. It may be simplistic but my solution for now to prevent a Century City II from rising there: keep the airport.For now. It’s a long way to 2029.QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How can the esteemed LA Times be  —SO STUPID? Yes, esteemed, for all you casual observer naysayers. It has fallen a little but it is rising again, under new ownership. 44 Pulitzers since 1942 (about even with the Washington Post), most recent in 2016 (great columnist Steve Lopez a finalist that year, also in 2018 — give him one!). Went into a slump with severe economic times for print journalism, many deep staff cuts, lost some great people especially in the arts, but new owner billionaire surgeon Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong returned it to local control after 18 years when he bought it from the Chicago Tribune group last year for half a billion, and may likely be its savior. “I’ve not gone into this transaction from a financial basis at all. There’s an opportunity to make a major impact on the nation,” Soon-Shiong said. “LA Times is one of the three newspapers that can have a national and international impact.” Trump approached him about being an adviser but they didn’t exactly see eye to eye on the standards of journalism.Here’s the deal, doc. Attention to detail. Journalism is all about credibility. That’s why real news outfits immediately correct and apologize when they make a mistake, and Faux News doubles down. But when someone on your staff in charge of email news blasts continually blabs the “reveal” in the subject line about events many readers are DVR recording for their later enjoyment, thus completely ruining the events for them if they even glance at their list of emails, that makes you and the paper look like yokels who just moved to town.This is LA. Hollywood. Never heard of “spoiler alert” or “reveal”? Instead of “Breaking news: Virginia wins NCAA men’s basketball title” — which they sent out just before 9 p.m. Monday night, just as I returned home and was settling into my Barcalounger, so looking forward to the Big Game — how about “NCAA men’s basketball title decided”? Or duh, skip “‘Green Book’ snags Best Picture Oscar,” make it “Best Picture Oscar awarded” or even, like the SM Patch, “ALERT: Academy Awards Live Update: Ali Wins Best Supporting Actor” — my eyes won’t go farther than “ALERT: Academy Awards…” They’ve been doing it for years and the couple times I called and tried to find the right person to speak to, I couldn’t, and the person I spoke to clearly thought I was loony. But I don’t think I’m the only one who glances often at their email list to see if there’s anything important or immediate.And by the way, Dr. PS-S, since you are part owner of the LA Lakers as well, do you think you could do something about that disaster? Please? Absolute WORST record in the NBA for the last six years total.The email subject line thing is so obvious and easily fixed, the fact that no one has changed it does make me think that small part of your LA Times operation really is —SO STUPID!Charles Andrews has lived in Santa Monica for 33 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world. Really. Send love and/or rebuke to him at  [email protected] :Charles Andrewscity councilcurious cityLA Timesnbaopinionshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments April 10, 2019 at 10:37 PM Respectfully to Charles, I grew up in Ocean Oark during the era when an entire community was bulldozed, the residents promised to be able to return. Of the estimated 300 households displaced by the Del Webb built project, a scant few could afford to ever return.The idea that the demolition of SMO will not result in “century city ll” is wishful thinking at best. There are financial forces at play that coveted the land for their own profits and the very people who advocated for the closure played right in to the hands of the scheme.Stupid is as stupid does for not using the Ocean Park experience to predict what comes next at the airport and who does not have the where with all to live there. Mike Salazar says: 2019 Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) WinnersNew website groups city data into budget prioritiesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author14 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoFeaturedNewsFeud deepens between Villanueva and Los Angeles officials over handling of Venice homelessClara Harter1 day agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days ago Too bad Charles has given into his cynicism and can no longer see the noise, pollution and threat of catastrophic jet crashes that diminishes the quality of life for thousands who live near SMO. SMO an outmoded industrial facility that serves the very few privileged users and negatively impacts the thousands who live in Santa Monica, Venice, MDR, Del Rey, Palms, Rancho Park, and WLA. Santa Monica residents voted in 2014 for Measure LC and they want SMO closed. They voted limits with Measure LC so that the land can _ONLY_ be used as a Park. Those limits on development are now the law regardless of what any cynic says. Enough with this nonsense. The time has come to plan for a much needed GREAT PARK that can be used by EVERYONE and not just a privileged few.last_img read more