Watch the First Trailer of Sutton Foster’s New TV Series Younger

first_img View Comments Star Files Sutton Foster’s Younger has set its premiere date! The TV Land show, which the two-time Tony winner previously described to Broadway.com as “Tootsie but with age,” comes from Sex and the City creator Darren Starr and will begin on March 31. The Great White Way favorite plays a New Jersey divorced single mother in her early 40s who kickstarts her career by passing herself off as a 20-something, landing a hot job at a New York City publishing company. Check out the trailer below, where we catch our first proper look at Foster’s insane wardrobe, chemistry with co-stars Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor, and perhaps get TMI about waxing.center_img Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Europa 2’s cold ironing certified by DNV GL

first_img This is the first time a cruise ship has been using cold ironing for a long period of time, according to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Europa 2, a cruise ship operated by Germany-based cruise line Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, has had its cold ironing connection certified by the classification society DNV GL.  Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: The End of Heavy Fuel Oil Era in Expedition Fleet The cruise vessel has been successfully using cold ironing at the Cruise Center Altona in Hamburg for the past 30 days and was able to save a total of 600 tons of carbon dioxide. All new ships in the company’s fleet are equipped for cold ironing. “We are glad that we have been able to make such valuable use of this forced break by driving forward cold ironing and the certification of the Europa 2. The fact that a cruise ship has used cold ironing over a long period of time in Hamburg is an important and unprecedented experience,” Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Posted: about 1 year ago Furthermore, all routes are carefully planned with an environmentally efficient average speed not pushing the vessels to go as fast as possible, reduces consumption by 30% and also lowers the emissions, the cruise line added. The luxury ship Europa 2, with a maximum of 500 passengers requires 2.2 megawatts of power per hour during its laytime. This reduces the ship’s emissions to practically zero. The electricity used is being supplied by Hamburg Energie and comes from 100% renewable resources, which means that the operation of the Europa 2 in the port is practically climate-neutral, the company said. The compatibility of the cold ironing connection at the Cruise Center in Altona was adjusted by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), as the small Europa 2 requires a lower voltage than the other cruise ships that are using cold ironing there. The settings can be easily duplicated any time the luxury ship makes a stop at the port in the future. center_img “Successful use of cold ironing is another important part of our environmental strategy. We use marine gas oil with a low 0.1% sulphur content in the whole fleet, all over the world, thereby going beyond the legal requirements.” As explained, the certification is a result of testing its undisrupted use and compatibility of cold ironing. Categories: Business & Finance By using the low-pollutant fuel marine gas oil with a sulphur content of 0.1%, the sulphur emissions of the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet will be cut by 80%. The switch to marine gas oil also means a reduction in soot and particulates of up to 30%. Posted: about 1 year ago Image Courtesy: Hapag-Lloyd Cruiseslast_img read more

Health Workers Differ with NHWAL Leadership on Dahn’s Confirmation

first_imgThe presidents of two professional health groups, the Pharmaceutical Association of Liberia (PAL) and the Liberian Nursing Association (LNA), have distanced themselves from a recent petition by the leadership of the National Health Workers’ Association of Liberia (NHWAL) to the Liberian Senate to reject the nomination of Dr. Bernice Dahn as Health Minister.NHWAL president, Mr. Joseph Tamba and Secretary General, Mr. George Poe Williams, wrote a three-page letter to the Liberian Senate on April 20 outlining alleged misdeeds of the Minister of Health-designate. The health workers’ leaders asked the Senators not to confirm Dr. Dahn as Liberia’s next Minister of Health.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently nominated Dr. Dahn to replace outgoing Health Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, who is set to go into retirement if and when the next Health Minister is confirmed.The two NHWAL leaders accused Dr. Dahn, who is presently Deputy Health Minister for Health Services and Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, “of constantly discouraging partners who wish to increase incentives for health workers.”They “strongly believe that if government’s agenda is for an improved healthcare delivery system in the post-Ebola era, then certainly Dr. Dahn, who led the sector for 10 years, cannot be a worthy steward of the Ministry of Health.”However, leaders of two professional health groups, PAL and LNA, have said even though their individual groups are not members of NHWAL, they want to differ with its leaders’ plea for the Senate to reject the Health Minister-designate.Pharmacist David Sumo, president of PAL and Mrs. Gloria Stevens, president of LNA, in separate exclusive interviews with this newspaper, said that Dr. Dahn should be given the chance to lead as the Minister-proper.  They said Dr. Dahn, who has spent nearly 10 years at the Health Ministry, is very knowledgeable about the management and functions of the Ministry so she should be allowed to help solve the problems, including some of those the health workers have raised.They praised her for her competence, qualification and endurance to ably and effectively serve as the Minister of Health.They maintain that they are not in support of Tamba and Williams’ call for the Senate to reject Dr. Dahn, who they think has “some good things on her agenda for the whole health sector, including the health workers.”Mr. Sumo and Mrs. Stevens, both said they trusted in the wisdom of the Senators, who will determine whether Dr. Dahn has the requisite qualifications for the post.In her first public pronouncement three days after the President nominated her, Dr. Dahn told an audience packed with international health partners that she would do all in her power to absorb on the GOL payroll all the health workers who are not on it. She received a standing ovation from the audience.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more