Τετάρτη, 26 Οκτωβρίου 2016

eVacuate 2016 - see how to use technology in a clever manner

The eVACUATE project, started 3.5 years ago. It addresses the needs of the safety of citizens during complex evacuation processes following normal and abnormal events (crises) towards the creation of a holistic system that will be able to identify, designate and sustain a dynamic Active evacuation Route under any circumstances. http://www.evacuate.euIn this video, you can get a taste of how large scale crowd evacuations can be managed in real-time in football stadiums. The venue of this pilot activity was the Anoeta Stadium of Real Sociedad.

Follow your PASSION or do what gives you JOY ?

Παρασκευή, 15 Απριλίου 2016

Think what you HAVE and not what you DONT have

Yesterday it was my birthday. This is my birthday present. This is the best birthday present I ever got and will ever get. I am among the very lucky and few people on the planet that just have small everyday financial, personal problems and sports injury problems. See the people in the 2 short videos, we made earlier this week (for Danish television TV2), they are ordinary people. Just like you and me. After hearing from Mohamed and Anas how they were chased by ISIS and shot by soldiers, they talked about the hardships of their journey to Turkey and the unknown situation in Greece where they have no place to stay, no dry cloths, no food... When we asked: ''so now that you have left, is there no returning home...'' He looked straight into my eyes and said: ''Home? there is NO home, it has all been destroyed...''

Πέμπτη, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Παρασκευή, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2016

This Stunning Ad Shows Why We Need War Reporters Now More Than Ever

A new 80-second video from Paris agency BETC for nonprofit Reporters Without Borders deftly contrasts state propaganda with on-the-ground war-zone imagery to make the case for one of the organization's key missions: Assisting and protecting the journalists who report on conflicts around the world. 
It opens with a cheerful declaration from one TV commentator. "And now it's time, folks, to have a parade!" he cries, punctuating his enthusiasm with a punch in the air—a surreal frame-up for the jarring montage that follows.

Τετάρτη, 13 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Greece: Ship owners invest $7.13 billion in second hand vessels and place orders for 160 newbuildings in 2015

Ship owners from Greece have ended 2015 as the “leaders”, when it comes to investing in new vessels. In total, according to figures compiled from Allied Shipbroking, shipowners from Greece were leaders when it came to their activity in the S&P market. In particular, they invested a total of $7.13 billion for the acquisition of all types of ships.
In second place came ship owners based in the UK, with a total investment of $2.14 billion, while the Chinese ship owners came in third, as they invested $1.59 billion. Globally, ship owners during 2015 bought 1,351 ships in the S&P market, with a total deadweight capacity of over 90 million dwt, versus 1,523 ships of 93.82 million dwt a year ago.
The total value of the traded vessels stood at $28.3 billion versus $25.8 billion a year ago, although not all deal details have been made public.Greek owners bought twice as much bulkers as tankers, but at a lower cost. According to Allied’s data, owners acquired 156 dry bulk carriers for a total investment of $2.17 billion, 82 tankers for a total of $3 billion and 27 container ships worth $524 million.
They also bought 11 Gas carriers for a total price of $1.29 billion. In total the number of vessels acquired stood at 287 out of the 1,351 which were traded worldwide. Their share of the global SnP market for 2015 stood at 14.18% which is the highest and represents an increase versus the 12.8% market share of 2014.It’s worth noting that Greek owners were responsible for the 38.18% of dry bulk carriers acquired (in dwt terms), against a similar share of 34.13% last year.
In the tanker segment, they also bought 25.11% of the dwt capacity which was sold globally, versus 22.4% the year before.Of course, shipowners from Greece were also sellers in the S&P market. In total, they sold 174 ships for a total price of $3.5 billion, which means their net investments in the secondhand market stood at approximately $3.5 billion, which led to a net addition of 113 ships to the Hellenic-owned fleet.
Owners sold 104 dry bulk carriers for little over $1 billion, as well as 50 tankers for a total consideration of $2 billion.
NEWBUILDINGS In the newbuilding markets, shipbrokers estimate that Greek ship owners placed orders for a total of 135 new vessels, with an aggregate capacity of 15.52 million dwt. This equates to a market share of 29.6% of the global newbuilding market, versus 26.2% a year before. During 2014, they had placed orders for 160 newbuildings with a capacity of 16.5 million dwt.
The majority of these orders were for tankers, as the dry bulk orders stood at just 19, versus 56 in 2014. On a global basis, ship owners ordered 2,184 ships of 107.13 million dwt. It was a notable decrease versus the previous year (2014), when they had ordered a total of 3,483 ships, with a total capacity of 128.1 million dwt. Again, orders for dry bulk carriers stood at just 306, versus 795 a year back.

Source: Nikos Roussanoglou - http://maritimecyprus.com

Πέμπτη, 13 Αυγούστου 2015

Πέμπτη, 18 Ιουνίου 2015


Many people across the globe don't really know the true story of what is happening in Greece. The situation is a bit more complex than some wish to present it...
  • It would be a huge tragedy if Greece decides to leave/is squeezed out, of the Eurozone. But dont forget Drama & Tragedy were actually conceived and invented in Greece...
  • Some say the EU might be better off without Greece. Some family events are better without certain relatives...
  • On the other hand while we all remember that Athens staged remarkable Olympic Games in the year 2004, few recall that most of the infrastructure (stadiums etc) were constructed at the very last moment...
  • The big majority (nearly 8 out of 10) of Greeks are Pro European, but a significant amount are totally depressed & puzzled after 5 years of austerity. Things see to be worse now than 5 years ago...
  • The GRexit has now been replaced by GRaccident ...
(Despite Denmark having today one its most irresolute Elections,  Greece was a major story on TV2)

Πέμπτη, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

If one cant ''stop complaining and start working'', then I believe one should ''start running and stop complaining''. Read about these 2 incredible brothers from my other home country, Denmark ...

On January 22, 1980 we were born at Rigshopitalet. We were born three months premature and weighed, at that time, only 1200 grams.
In the first three months we were in an incubator and had a lot of check-ups along the way.
Peder lacked oxygen during birth, and ended up being spastic and has been in a wheelchair throughout his life.
We grew up in a small town in the middle of Zealand, and had a great family that supported each other in all kinds of situations.
Peder have never been treated as "different" when he, in our view, only has one handicap, to be a wheelchair user.
As twin brothers, we have lived through good and evil for 33 years so far.
Peder has always have accepted a challenge and always committed to political and business associations, which speaks for the disabled.

Steen has always been very happy to do sports.
Through the years, the family has used a lot of money on sports because his motto on equipment is: DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
For about 4 years ago, the love fell on the triathlon sport and have ever since filled a lot of Steen’s life, and he has used up to 18 hours a week on it.
In February 2013 , Steen got an idea!
Why not complete a half marathon with Peder?
After a quick call to Peder, who acknowledged with " You're sick in the head " , it was decided that they should run BT's half marathon the 21st of April 2013.
A kind soul , lent Peder & Steen a running chair, and then they trained.
They completed the race in 2 hours and 16 minutes, and after they both agreed that they should do it again..
As Steen & Peder have always said , Steen got the legs, and Peder has the head, the perfect combination for a runner with an iron will.

More here: http://www.teamtwin.dk/index.html

Πέμπτη, 14 Αυγούστου 2014

10 years ago ... Sad but True

Who could image in the glorious days of 2004, what the future 10 years later would look like...

  • Stadiums & facilities that are deserted 
  • An economy that is crumbling 
  • People that have lost hope

See an article/video from FOX Australia here

Κυριακή, 23 Μαρτίου 2014

Drugs and Alcohol

Illegal use of Drugs and Alcohol can be a source of great danger in the workplace, especially in the Maritime Industry. Click here to see a video

Also have a look at this video presentation on synthetic Marihuana and Molly from Mrs Pat Pizzo Alere US.


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