The 8 0′ Clock English News

Ever since the idea of the free market was implanted on the Indian Economy way back in 1990, everything has changed. From the era watching of English News at 8:00 PM and Regional News at 8:30 PM on Doordarshan to the era of not knowing where and when to watch the News shows the evolution of Private Television. With so many channels Jammed in the air there are very few choices for a viewer to keenly observe. The minute one starts surfing a News channel that shows a building on fire or under siege, one just feels like swapping or viewing another news channel. With So many expert readers, so many anchors and field journalists telling out the same stories or different stories the has shifted to watching news channels and not the actual news itself. News also comes with web based technology and also has subscription to RSS feeds on your desktops and mobile phones.

The News channels are concerned about the advertisement revenue and build up so much.

Some channels build only hysteria and report useless things also bring into the public domain issues which are sensitive for National defence or safety. Some programs also have the potential to disturb the psyche of the individual.

So far so good, but there is in fact no hope for the future, with so much advancement rather than feeling happy about getting such services, I am prone to feeling suffocated at the sheer quantity of the same items that we see on TV these days.

Merchant Ship Safety

Any retailer understands that customers now expect choice. In order to compete on the global market, it is important to provide customers with what they want. Without imports, the range of goods on offer would be significantly reduced, so we have become reliant on the ability to transport huge volumes of goods around the world.

As the global population has grown, so has the demand for goods. As the most viable means of cargo transportation, 80% of the products we buy and sell are shipped by boat. In response to the need to ship ever greater loads, advances in technology have enabled the development of unbelievably large vessels. These mega container ships have the capacity to carry over 10,000 containers, yet they can still float.

Merchant shipping fleets have also had to expand, so at any one time there are in excess of 50,000 merchant ships voyaging across the world’s oceans.

This is great news for consumers who want to stock up in the supermarkets, invest in a new car, buy the latest gadget or update their wardrobe. It does, however, impact on the safety of vessels, both in the open seas and in busy ports.

Port Provisions

It is one thing to design and build a mega-sized container ship, but in order for it to operate, it is essential that shipping channels and port provisions can cope with vessels of such a grand scale.

In recent decades many of the world’s largest ports have had to invest in expansion plans in order that the new merchant ships, which can be over 390 meters in length, can reach the port and manoeuvre safely. The cranes, logistics and on-going infrastructure also need to be in place to successfully load and unload the ships.

When at the helm of such an imposing vessel, it takes time for the ship to respond to the controls. External factors such as strong winds or the movement of other vessels impact on how the ship moves. The captain and port controllers have to factor all of this in when bringing a ship into or out of port.

It is now a regular occurrence for large vessels to be passing along narrow shipping lanes in order to dock. This is a high-risk situation, where everyone involved has to be fully engaged in order to prevent a safety disaster.

In addition to providing a safe passage for ships, port employees also need to ensure that every vessel is compliant with marine regulations. This includes onboard checks of equipment, crew conditions, medical supplies for ships and the safe handling of hazardous goods.

Meanwhile, the on-board officers may need to take responsibility for balancing the load, crew safety, navigation, security and medical care in addition to their main duty.

Modern vessels benefit from internal alarms to warn of any onboard issues, along with radar and advanced communication systems. Despite this, there is still a need for paper charts, binoculars and other traditional maritime resources.

Dover Strait

As an island nation, the UK is reliant on shipping to transport goods. Felixstowe, Grimsby & Immingham and the Port of London are amongst the largest trade ports and provide a link with mainland Europe. It is therefore little wonder that the Dover Strait is one of the busiest shipping channels in the world.

Around 400 shipping vessels pass through the Dover Strait every day, along with ferries, fishing vessels, leisure cruisers, scientific research boats and the occasional cross-channel swimmer. In such a congested stretch of water, it takes little imagination to work out the logistics involved in keeping everyone safe. Yet for many crews, this is just the start or end of an epic journey around the world.

Safety Equipment – A Buyer’s Guide

When your company is looking for safety equipment, there are many factors to consider before placing an order. Safety equipment includes head, respiratory, and full-body equipment. It also includes emergency equipment. The big question is: How will you know what you need to purchase? The answer is simple. Before you purchase safety equipment, you need to put together a list of what each employee will need to be safe on the job. Below are a few examples of safety equipment products and ways to decide what manufacturer is right for you.

Earplugs are one of the big sellers when it comes to safety equipment. Earplugs can be purchased as disposable plugs or as reusable plugs. Disposable earplugs are manufactured out of smooth, non-allergenic material that conforms quickly and comfortably to the shape of the ear canal. On the other hand, reusable earplugs are washable, but are flexible when adjusting to the ear canal. Both disposable and reusable earplugs are comfortable for most employees and are extremely lightweight.

Earmuffs are another type of safety equipment on the market today. Safety product manufacturers provide a wide variety and range of earmuffs. Some earmuffs allow a person to hear well enough to communicate, while other earmuffs provide complete sound protection. Some earmuffs have steel headbands, while others have plastic headbands. Some earmuffs are able to connect to a safety helmet. You can even purchase earmuffs that wrap around your neck. Common features that all earmuffs have are soft foamed cushions, superior protection in the most demanding circumstances, and comfort.

Safety glasses are another form of safety equipment. Choosing a pair of safety glasses is more difficult than choosing a pair of earplugs or earmuffs. But if you take your time and critique the several different features involved, you will find the right pair. First, you must decide what type of safety glasses are needed for your particular job environment. You need to decide whether safety glasses need vented channels, and what type of lens material they should be crafted from. You must choose between panoramic, polycarbonate, or prescription safety glasses. The size of the safety glasses also makes a big difference. This is because if they are large enough, they can be worn over regular prescription glasses. Most safety glasses have the standard features of anti-fog and scratch resistant lenses.

Safety equipment can be purchased in many stores including Lowe’s, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart. It can also be found on many sites on the Internet.