God’s continued forgiveness
Text for the week: Hosea 8:1-3
Sunday 28 Hosea 8:1-3
Monday 29 Hosea 9:1-9
Tuesday 30 Hosea 10:1-8
Wednesday 1 Hosea 11:1-11
Thursday 2 Hosea 12:2-6
Friday 3 Hosea 13:1-6
Saturday 4 Hosea 14:1-9
Based on a wide range of consultations with maritime organisations, the guide was produced by organisational psychologists gs partnership ltd, for consortium partners UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency, BP Shipping,Teekay Marine Services, and the Standard P&I Club.
Aimed at everyone in the shipping industry, the Guide explains the fundamental aspects of human behaviour, which together constitute what the commercial maritime sector calls “the human element”. It makes clear that the human element is neither peripheral nor optional in the pursuit of a profitable and safe shipping industry. The Guide clearly shows that managing the human element must take place simultaneously at all levels of the industry.
Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state transport company, defended its monopoly of the country’s eight ports and said it would make no sense for private operators such as France’s Bollore SA (BOL) to enter the market.
“We are sitting on natural monopolies” as the ports don’t compete with each other, Transnet’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Molefe, 46, said in an interview at the company’s headquarters in Johannesburg on April 15. “Is a natural monopoly better in private or state hands?”
Transnet owns and operates all eight commercial ports and 16 cargo terminals across Africa’s largest economy, including the biggest container terminal at Durban and Africa’s largest coal port at Richards Bay. One port, Ngqura, is still being built. Ultimately the government and regulators will decide whether private participation would be allowed.
“The country isn’t big enough to have anything else than what we have,” Molefe said. “The ports handle what a country of our size can handle.”
Forget any romantic notions of life on the ocean wave – most modern-day seafarers are simply ‘prisoners with a salary’
By Rose George
“It was only late afternoon, but already dark and stormy, on the Thursday of the week before Christmas 2009, when the cargo freighter Danny FII approached the Lebanese port of Tripoli en route from Uruguay to Syria. She carried 18,000 cattle, 10,000 sheep and 83 humans, including four passengers, and had been converted from a car carrier into a modern-day Noah’s Ark…
The man who goes to sea, wrote Marco Polo, is a man in despair. This is still true, but today’s man of the sea is also probably poor, probably exploited, and living a life that contains, at the least, chronic fatigue and overwork; boredom, pirates and danger. Suicide rates of seafarers are triple those of land-based occupations and carrying sea cargo is the second-most deadly job on the planet after fishing.
The London Dragon Boat Challenge is a relaxed day for all, yet with healthy competition for the teams taking part! We are recruiting teams, comprising of at least ten rowers and a drummer, to race the same stretch of Dorney Lake as victorious Team GB in the recent Olympic Games.
Alongside the Dragon Boat racing there will be a host of other activities including:
• an exciting Tug of War competition
• human table football
• laser clay shooting
• target golf; and children’s activities including a bouncy castle, entertainer and face painter!