first_img Logistics professionals in the pharmaceutical sector need to push for “better alignment on handling and transport standards”.At yesterday’s Temperature Controlled Logistics conference in London, Amelia Binci, director of external quality assurance for distribution and logistics at pharma manufacturer MSD, said alignment was her main challenge when selecting suppliers.“Particularly in terms of standardised requirements,” she added.“In the guidelines [Good Distribution Practice, 2013], there are generalisations that are there on purpose so the experts, those moving the goods, can set the appropriate measures. “But these guidelines are based on minimum standards and for us this isn’t enough, we want the same standard globally.”Head of pharma at Kuehne + Nagel David Cunniffe said when K+N selected transport providers it looked to certification from industry bodies to ensure standardised practices.“For instance, it is about selecting airlines that can handle pharmaceuticals, so we look for those that have received IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification,” said Mr Cunniffee.“The shipments we are typically transporting by air are valued at anywhere between $3m and $10m, so we cannot afford any deviation in temperatures.”Ms Binci said she was optimistic about raising standards in emerging markets, where many were looking to European operators and seeing their standards as those to follow. She believed this provided a platform for emerging markets to catch up while maintaining quality.“Even so, I still have a lot of problems to be overcome, notably in ocean logistics, where I question the importance of the pharma business,” she said. “It strikes me that pharma manufacturers have a lack of leverage in this market, where perhaps the ocean carriers consider the shipments we provide to be of less importance. How important is pharmaceuticals for these transport companies?”The director of pharma ocean freight specialist Team Poseidon, Alan Kennedy, told The Loadstar his firm’s plan for a less-than-containerload (LCL) service for SME shippers would open a “huge market” for pharmaceuticals to be shipped by sea.“Some 40%-50% of pharmaceuticals are produced by small shippers and none goes by sea, because these companies are not manufacturing the volumes to make using a full container economically viable,” said Mr Kennedy.“With an LCL service, the prospect of sending their goods by ocean becomes not only more viable, but makes much more sense.” By Alexander Whiteman 30/01/2019last_img read more

first_imgThe small family camp Polidor in Istrian Funtana is recording excellent results, and with a capacity of 300 guests it is one of the few camps that is open all year round.It opened in July 2015 and has achieved 7.000 overnight stays in the last six months of that year. Already in 2016, it recorded an increasing trend of overnight stays, reaching the number of 24.000 overnight stays. Only from the beginning of October 2016 to the end of March, 3.360 overnight stays were realized, which proves that it is possible to extend the season more than the standard three months during the summer and increase the number of jobs throughout the year. By the way, 35 workers are employed in the camp during the full season.”This year we have 20-30 percent better booking, and in June we expect a growth of 60 percent”Gulia Ukušić from the Polidor camp points out and adds that June will be the most successful tourist month this year because of the guests from Germany and Austria who had the best dates for the holidays. Small family camps are a “new” tourist trend that certainly has its audience and its own story, and the biggest advantages are the personalized and closer approach as with the hosts in family accommodation, and the focus on quality, not quantity.15 million kuna invested in the opening of the camp, and this year they are investing an additional 4,5 million in swimming pools and luxury tentsCamp Polidor generates revenue of 2016 million kuna in 3,5, and this year, given the increase in capacity, it expects an increase of 10 percent. HRK 15 million has been invested in the project of opening the camp, and this year another HRK 4,5 million is being invested in additional facilities and accommodation facilities. Camp Polidor is preparing many novelties, and the most important is the construction of two swimming pools, one for adults and the other for children with water attractions, which together with the pool bar will open in April. In addition, seven new luxury mobile homes and 12 luxury glamping tents are being introduced this year, offering special breakfasts in baskets.In order to extend the season, ie to solve the problem of seasonality, we must sell diverse, authentic and quality content because the motive for coming is not accommodation, but a tourist destination. They are well aware of this in the Polidor camp, which, in cooperation with local entrepreneurs, sells various thematic content and additional content. “In the pre- and post-season, we work with local service providers and a variety of experiences, from bike and wine tours, fish picnics to touring various attractions, such as Dinopark for children or going fishing. We have to take advantage of all that is offered to us in the area, all the attractions and experiences because they motivate guests to come out of season. ” concludes Ukušić and adds that this year they have concluded various new partnerships from which they expect a lot and that now they just need to nicely pack the whole tourist story and just tell it to the guests.Polidor has already received numerous awards, among which INOVACAMP 2016 stands out for its innovative concept of providing high-quality personalized service. The owners of the camp cultivate a personalized approach to each guest, and the innovation is manifested primarily in the multi-purpose building with numerous facilities for guests in the winter months. In the heated rooms there is a bathroom with toilets for children and the disabled, showers, family bathroom, space for hand washing and dishes and even a shower for pets. The building also includes a children’s playroom with a large slide, a small fitness room, and massage and billiards areas. In the second building, on the other hand, there is a room for socializing with a fireplace and a TV for socializing in the winter. Near the camp there is a modern beach to which guests are transported by train.In addition to the quality accommodation that is taken for granted, in the Polidor camp they sell quality service and content and through synergy with other local entrepreneurs make a winning combination and formula for a great tourist story. See how they do it on the camp website  www.campingpolidor.com, which is more than modern and functional, which is certainly the point of the “and” of this great tourist story.last_img read more

first_imgThat was Eamon Carrico, who you might remember as the little boy who made 400 cards for firefighters during this year’s Funny River blaze. We asked Eamon and some of the other children in line what they’d be asking Santa for… Children: “A racecar and charger with it. I’m going to get a snow machine and a dinosaur. I want a orange dinosaur. I mostly go after toys. And I want a Claudine family. It’s a toy.” Eamon: “[Bells] Santa, Santa.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Christmas came to Kenai in a big way today, with a long line of parents and children waiting hours in the cold to meet Santa at the Visitors and Cultural Center. Johna Beech with the Kenai Chamber told us Santa is available for free photos today (that started at 11am) and tonight the electric lights parade will be at 6, followed by fireworks at 7:30.last_img read more

first_img© Plovdiv24.bgQuite disturbing news came from PFC Botev after the general meeting of the “yellow-black” public held tonight in the building of the Military House. It was organized by PFC Botev Association, Botev Plovdiv Supporters Club and Bultras United Factions.It turned out that Botev’s liabilities at the moment are about BGN 1,650,000. BGN 750,000 are the liabilities to local taxes and fees, BGN 240,000 to the National Revenue Agency, BGN 120,000 to the Zapryanovi company and BGN 100,000 to the Plovdiv police. In addition, a quarter of a million are the salaries of football players, coaches and employees for the month of July, which had to be paid by August 20, but have not yet been paid.However, the club expects revenues of about BGN 600,000 in the coming weeks. The funds come from the transfer of 16-year-old Nikola Iliev to the Italian giants Inter (Milan). However, this money will be enough for the “canaries” to patch up salaries for July and August.The “yellow-blacks” have to provide from somewhere and about half a million to buy the debt that remained after the bankruptcy of KTB.“No one knew or was informed what would happen. That is why we made the selection approved by Mr. Samuilov. There were other players who had to be recruited and those who had to be released. After the situation changed, we stopped the selection “, said the goalkeeping coach Lilcho Arsov, quoted by dsport.bg. It was commented at the meeting that Botev has signed advertising contracts for 60,000 per month, and Georgi Samuilov has informed the Association that he will provides another 30,000 per month, but this news has not been officially confirmed.last_img read more

first_imgPremier League champions Manchester City have completed the signing of teenage French midfielder Claudio Gomes from Paris Saint Germain (PSG).The 18-year-old defensive midfielder joins the Citizens on a free transfer after his contract with the French champions expired.Gomes, who has represented France at U16, U17 and U18 levels, has been training with Manchester City on their tour of the United States (US).Guardiola spoke about Gomes in a chat with the Manchester Evening News.In his words, the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss said: “He has been so good, so good.”“My opinion is that at that age you have to play. You need minutes, if not with us then with the second team.“But it could be like what happened with Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz – he could stay with us, because from what we have seen in these days, the impression is good, so good.” Guardiola concluded.Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes charged up the pool lanes to win to finish third at the Castlegar Aquanauts Meet as the Kootenay Summer Swim Association entered its final stage of the season.The Neptunes, which has struggled for most of the indoor swimming campaign, finished behind Kootenay powers Castlegar and Trail in the seven-team meet Sunday in the Sunflower City.
Nelson was led division three boy’s sensation, Sam Matthew.Matthew has won gold medals in every meet this season, once again capturing the top prize.Neptune assistant coaches Kiandra McLaren and Melissa Afford, won silver in division six and seven girls, respectively.Kourtney Brager took home the bronze in division three girls.The Neptunes were inspired by the spectacular swims of the winter-club swimmers.Jordan Andrusak won the gold medal in O cat 1 girls while Kelsey Andrusak claimed the bronze.Meanwhile, in O cat 2 boys, Niallan Collier also won gold.Jordan Andrusak also set no less than four new records during the meet.Andrusak set new marks in 50-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter individual medley.Not to be outdone, Collier smashed records in 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley.The Neptunes travel to Kimberley this weekend for the final meet of the season.The team then prepare for regionals August 6-7 in Castlegar.The top swimmers advance to the B.C. Summer Swim Championships August 15-21 in [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgThe Aldi Community Games Connaught Finals in the second round of Activities took place in Leitrim on Saturday 14th July, with over 60 Teams involved from the 5 Counties of Connaught, initially involving over 800 competitors through Pre Lims, Semi Finals and Finals in 10 activities in 22 events. Appreciation is extended to all the volunteers, co-ordinators, and officials, without whose support these Finals could not go ahead.  Thanks also is extended to the schools, colleges, sporting parent bodies who put their excellent facilities and personnel at our disposal and also acknowledging the excellent work done by Connaught Community Games Council and the Leitrim County Committee headed by Mary Keenan, Connaught Chair. Both Connaught and Leitrim Committees wish to acknowledge the support of everyone who helped in any way to make this truly sporting day for competitors and supporters, to the National CEO and HQ Office staff, the National Board of Directors and the National Sponsor AldiThe Galway results were as follows:U/13 Boys Futsal – Aughanagh (Sligo) 5-1 Annaghdown U/13 Girls Futsal – Knocknacarra 8-3 Aughanagh (Sligo)   U/10 Mixed Gaelic Football – Oranmore/Maree 14-9 Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim 3-5U/15  Girls Soccer – Athenry 5-2 Cliffony Grange, SligoU/12 Boys Soccer – Clarinbridge 8-1 Burrishoole, MayoU/14  Boys Spikeball – Drumshmabo, Leitrim 3-2 KilnadeemaU/14  Camogie – Bullaun/New InnU/11 Hurling ‘A’ – ClarinbridgeU/14 Girls Spikeball – Kilnadeema/Leitrim U/16 Boys Pitch & Putt – Craughwell All the Galway winners will now represent Connaught at the Aldi Community Games National finals in University of Limerick on the weekend of 17th to 19th August 2018 and we wish them all the best of luck in the finals print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_img Castlegar 2-9 Killimordaly 0-15 Kinvara 4-13 Cois Fharraige 0-8 Moycullen 3-11 Carnmore 3-6 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging U16 B1 Hurling Mullagh/Kiltormer 4-14 Pdraig Pearses 3-8 Salthill-Knocknacarra 2-14 St Thomas 2-7 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 16 B Hurling Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 2-15 Kilconieron 0-7 Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 2-14 Gort 0-4 Michael Cusacks 0-0 Ballinasloe 0-0 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 16 C hurling Ahascragh/Fohenagh 2-8 Liam Mellows 1-11 Ballinderreen 5-18 Portumna 0-6 Division 1 Football League St Michael’s 1-11 Annaghdown 1-6 Division 4 Football League St Gabriel’s 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5 Challoner Trophies U21A Hurling Championship Group 1 St Mary’s GAA Athenry 2-18 Castlegar 1-16 Clarinbridge 1-15 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 0-13 Challoner Trophies U21A Hurling Championship Group 2 Turloughmore 0-22 Liam Mellows 0-17 Challoner Trophies U21A1 Hurling Championship Killimordaly 2-12 Killimor 0-12 Oranmore-Maree 0-16 Michael Cusacks 0-11 Challoner Trophies U21B Hurling Championship Ballinderreen 2-11 Pdraig Pearses 0-12 Portumna 4-15 Ballygar 1-15 Moycullen 3-15 Annaghdown 1-7 Challoner Trophies U21B Hurling Championship Group 2 Salthill-Knocknacarra 1-15 Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 1-12 Challoner Trophies U21B1 Hurling Championship Group 1 Cois Fharraige 0-0 Gort 0-0 Challoner Trophies U21B1 Hurling Championship Group 3 Abbeyknockmoy 1-14 Sylane 1-9 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging U16 A1 hurling print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgAn injury time free from Man of the Match Padraig Commins sealed a first county U20 A football title for Claregalway yesterday in Duggan Park as his side defeated Salthill Knocknacarra 0-9 to 0-8. Tommy Devane reports: After the game Tommy spoke to Man of the Match Padraig Commins, who scored all nine points for Claregalway… Tommy also caught up with Claregalway manager John Kilmartin…center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

first_imgCongressman Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) office has recently set up a page on his official website (meadows.house.gov) to help NC-11 constituents request tickets for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, which will be held on Friday, January 20th, 2017. The request form can be accessed by clicking here.Tickets to the inauguration are available through each Congressional office and are given on a first come, first serve basis. The tickets will be available for request through a deadline of December 16, 2016. Please note that tickets through Rep. Meadows office are for NC-11 residents only, and submitting a request form is merely a request and does not guarantee you tickets.Constituents who have questions or would prefer to order tickets by phone are welcome to call Rep. Meadows’ Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-6401.last_img read more