ALL BLACK Ali Williams will pull on the Nottingham shirt for the last time this evening when the Green and Whites take on the Rotherham Titans.The match, which kicks off at 7.45pm, will see the two closely placed sides do battle in a key test for Glenn Delaney’s men who will be looking for their sixth league win in as many games.The last three games the sides have contested on Nottingham territory have brought victory for the home sides, with tries from many current Green and Whites first team stars, including David Jackson, Tim Usasz, Jack Cobden, Andy Savage, Neil Fowkes, Ben Johnston and Luke Sherriff.Tonight will provide Director of Rugby Delaney the final opportunity to hone the extra prowess of New Zealand International Williams, whose arrival to the club at the end of December stunned the rugby world.Speaking ahead of the fixture, Delaney said: “The squad has been performing at a consistently high level in the Championship for back to back games since last year, so we’re confident about taking that form into this game and getting the result we want in front of the home crowd.“Having Ali for this key match is an obvious boost to the side. He’s fitted in incredibly well through this month and has been the asset we all knew he would be.“Overall the squad is looking strong at the moment, with injuries not hampering us too much for the time being. Despite the fixture pile-up we can call on all our key guys this evening and we can be confident of going out and playing our best game.” Look out for the team announcement on www.nottinghamrugby.co.uk later today.Tickets will be available from the turnstiles at Meadow Lane this evening and are priced as follows:Adults: £16Concessions: £16 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Students: £7Children: £4
New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Feb 22, 2016 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “Nuestro caminar como episcopales también incluye recordar a nuestras hermanas y hermanos cristianos en la Tierra Santa que conservan la fe que tanto apreciamos”, escribió el Obispo Presidente Michael Curry al clero de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Su testimonio es una inspiración”.El Obispo Presidente Curry escribió en la carta anual del Viernes Santo a todas las congregaciones pidiéndoles que consideren la ayuda a Jerusalén y al Medio Oriente.“Como ustedes saben, cada año, el Obispo Presidente anima a cada obispo y congregación a que participe en la Ofrenda del Viernes Santo”, escribió. “Esta tradición tiene décadas de antigüedad y es una manifestación importante de nuestra solidaridad con los miembros de las cuatro diócesis de la Provincia de Jerusalén y del Medio Oriente. Tenemos un imperativo evangélico para asegurarnos de que sepan que no quedan olvidados detrás de los titulares o por las distracciones de nuestras propias vidas”.Los fondos recolectados en la ofrenda del Viernes Santo se recogen y se distribuyen en la Provincia de Jerusalén y del Oriente Medio, que incluye las diócesis de Jerusalén y de Chipre y del Golfo, todas miembros de la Comunión Anglicana.Información y recursos para la ofrenda del Viernes Santo están disponibles aquí.Para más información contacte al Rev. Canónigo Robert Edmunds, Oficial de Asociaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal en el Oriente Medio, [email protected] que sigue es la carta del Obispo Presidente:_______________________________________________________Cuaresma 2016Estimados clérigos de la Iglesia Episcopal,Mi esperanza y oración por ustedes es que durante esta Cuaresma encuentren tiempo para dedicarlo a la oración, al estudio y a la renovación de su espíritu al compartir conmigo las alegrías y los retos de dirigir al pueblo de Dios de nuestra amada Iglesia. Que nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo colme a cada uno de nosotros con el deseo y la voluntad de seguirlo siempre mucho más de cerca en las semanas venideras.Nuestro viaje durante la Cuaresma siempre nos conduce a Jerusalén. Caminamos con Jesús sobre el Monte de los Olivos y contemplamos la Ciudad Santa. Nos unimos al extender nuestros ramos de palmas y gritamos ¡Hosanna! Estaremos allí en el jardín, pero la mayoría de nosotros no seremos capaces de permanecer despiertos ni una hora. Recorreremos la Vía Dolorosa.¿Cuánto nos acercaremos a la cruz ese Viernes? ¿Nuestro viaje incluirá escepticismo o asombro cuando las mujeres nos traigan las noticias de la tumba?Nuestro viaje, como episcopales, también incluye el acordarnos de nuestras hermanas y hermanos cristianos en la Tierra Santa, que conservan la fe que tanto apreciamos. Los retos políticos, sociales y espirituales son bien conocidos. Su testimonio es una inspiración.Como ustedes saben, cada año, el Obispo Presidente anima a cada obispo y congregación a que participe en la Ofrenda del Viernes Santo. Esta tradición tiene décadas de antigüedad y es una manifestación importante de nuestra solidaridad con los miembros de las cuatro diócesis de la Provincia de Jerusalén y del Medio Oriente. Tenemos un imperativo evangélico para asegurarnos de que sepan que no quedan olvidados detrás de los titulares o por las distracciones de nuestras propias vidas.Mi esperanza y oración, este año en este Viernes Santo, es que me acompañen en la oración y en la acción mediante la promoción de la Ofrenda del Viernes Santo entre su pueblo. Es importante en su liderazgo que animen a ser generosos. Es necesaria y apreciada su disposición para hablar en favor del ministerio de los anglicanos que mantienen la fe en nuestro nombre en la tierra por la que en otro tiempo caminó nuestro Señor Jesucristo.Para su referencia y utilización sepan que hay materiales disponibles actualizados de la Ofrenda del Viernes Santo en www.episcopalchurch.org/goodfridayofferingAgradecido a Dios por su apoyo y liderazgo, permanezco,Fielmente,El Revdmo. Michael CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoIglesia Episcopal Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Middle East, Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Israel-Palestine, Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA El Obispo Presidente Curry pide que ‘recordemos a nuestras hermanas y hermanos cristianos en la Tierra Santa que conservan la fe que tanto apreciamos’ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka Police DepartmentMissing JuvenileMissing Person Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleUpdating Breaking News: Missing 14-year-old Apopka girl found Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the Apopka Police DepartmentThe Apopka Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered juvenile.Zaraya Marie Manderville is missing from her Apopka home. 14-year-old Zaraya Marie Manderville (DOB 11/05/2006) has been missing from the area of Borga Court in the Country Address Subdivision of Apopka since approximately 7pm this evening.Zaraya is described as a black female, long black hair possibly in a ponytail, brown eyes, 5’5”, and 120lbs. Zaraya was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a purple scarf over her head and black pants. She was carrying two backpacks, one being pink with flowers and the second being multicolored. Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Zaraya is urged to call The Apopka Police Department at 407-703-1771 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Home Energy Trump Reiterates Support for Renewable Fuels Facebook Twitter In a letter sent Monday to National Ethanol Conference attendees, President Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Rest assured that your president and this administration values the importance of renewable fuels to America’s economy and to our energy independence. As I emphasized throughout my campaign, renewable fuels are essential to America’s energy strategy,” Trump wrote.“As important as ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard are to rural economies, I also know that your industry has suffered from overzealous, job-killing regulation. I am committed to reducing the regulatory burden on all businesses, and my team… [will] identify and reform those regulations that impede growth, increase consumer costs, and eliminate good-paying jobs without providing sufficient environmental or public health benefit,” Trump added.“Thank you to President Trump for reaffirming your support for ethanol and the RFS,” said NCGA President Wesley Spurlock. “President Trump understands that the Renewable Fuel Standard is a critical economic driver for rural America. We look forward to working with him and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to maintain a strong RFS and promote American-grown, renewable ethanol.” SHARE By Gary Truitt – Feb 22, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE Trump Reiterates Support for Renewable Fuels Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleGuide on Newly Approved Herbicides Available from State Chemist Gary Truitt
Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS This sermon was delivered by Rev. J. Edwin Bacon, Jr., Rector at All Saints Church, on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Ed Bacon has been the rector of All Saints Church since 1995. During his tenure All Saints has continued its reputation for energetic worship, a radically inclusive spirit, and a progressive peace and justice agenda.Under Ed’s leadership All Saints has created New Vision Partners, a non-profit resource center to create innovative, collaborative partnerships for 21st century social action and urban ministry with interfaith colleagues, and Transformational Journeys, physical journeys of faith which transform participants through challenging encounters with other local and global communities.All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit www.allsaints-pas.org. Sermons and Lessons Video: Non-Grasping Mind of Christ Delivered by REV. J. EDWIN BACON, Jr., Rector at All Saints Church Published on Friday, March 25, 2016 | 5:21 pm Business News HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
In winter, brine rejection from sea ice formation and export in the Weddell Sea, offshore of Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS), leads to the formation of High Salinity Shelf Water (HSSW). This dense water mass enters the cavity beneath FRIS by sinking southward down the sloping continental shelf towards the grounding line. Melting occurs when the HSSW encounters the ice shelf, and the meltwater released cools and freshens the HSSW to form a water mass known as Ice Shelf Water (ISW). If this ISW rises, the ‘ice pump’ is initiated (Lewis and Perkin, 1986), whereby the ascending ISW becomes supercooledand deposits marine ice at shallower locations due to the pressure increase in the in-situ freezing temperature. Sandh¨ager et al. (2004) were able to infer the thickness patterns of marine ice deposits at the base of FRIS (figure 1), so the primary aim of this work is to try to understand the ocean flows that determine these patterns. The plume model we use to investigate ISW flow is described fully by Holland and Feltham (accepted) so only a relatively brief outline is presented here. The plume is simulated by combining a parameterisation of ice shelf basal interaction and a multiplesize- class frazil dynamics model with an unsteady, depth-averaged reduced-gravity plume model. In the model an active region of ISW evolves above and within an expanse of stagnant ambient fluid, which is considered to be ice-free and has fixed profiles of temperatureand salinity. The two main assumptions of the model are that there is a well-mixed layer underneath the ice shelf and that the ambient fluid outside the plume is stagnant with fixed properties. The topography of the ice shelf that the plume flows beneath is set to the FRIS ice shelf draft calculated by Sandh¨ager et al. (2004) masked with the grounding line from the Antarctic Digital Database (ADD Consortium, 2002). To initiate the plumes, we assume that the intrusion of dense HSSW initially causes melting at the points on the grounding line where the glaciological tributaries feeding FRIS go afloat.
Each week, 13-year-old Jailimar spends a few hours with her Girls Who Code team to learn the finesse of coding.There is such a thing, she explains. By building her own website – one that can teach you how to cook – she is gaining the skills to work through coding kinks.“You encounter a lot of problems in coding, but you have to work through it – so that helps with problem-solving in other subjects,” she says. “For my website, we were having trouble finding the right tag to align the picture correctly, so our mentors helped us figure that out. It’s fun to eventually get it right.”Jailimar is a great spokesperson for the things that make coding cool – and the value of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) mentors!She participates in the free after-school club offered by Girls Who Code (GWC) for 6th- to 8th-grade girls – this one offered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. In a few weeks, Jailimar and her team will share their completed websites with their families to celebrate the completion of their GWC projects.Emily Stiles, a senior analyst on the Dell Data Sciences team will be there to celebrate, too. Stiles has been mentoring Jailimar and other program participants for the past several months by attending their weekly sessions. A number of Dell professionals mentor with GWC, as part of the WPI-based program and elsewhere.Emily Stiles guides Jailimar as she learns to use HTML to build a website that instructs on how to cook. Another team of girls is creating a website that will help users mix and match outfits – using HTML and CSS.This is Stiles’ first volunteer gig since joining Dell four months ago. Dell promotes skills-based volunteering to Dell team members by connecting them with organizations in need of their unique skills.A typical volunteer session for Stiles involves helping the girls to reason through their ideas and figure out how to translate them into a language the computer can understand. At the end, a quick ‘stand-up’ meeting encourages each girl to talk about what they were able to achieve. This is when frustrations are shared – and ideas are bounced around.Stiles says coding often involves working with a team. Her job at Dell taps into her expertise to perform advanced analyses on the many different kinds of data Dell collects. That data can reveal things like how our Dell technology is performing. Coding is the tool to mine the data. But like the young girls she has met, Stiles came into her computer science education with no previous experience.“My first course showed me that anyone with a computer and a desire to learn could code. When the opportunity arose to volunteer, I thought it was a great chance to ignite the spark for learning code in young girls who might not realize it is even a possibility,” Stiles explains.Stiles helps guide conversations with the girls around how computer science drives the technological and data-driven world we live in. It’s clear these talks resonate with Jailimar, an 8th grader. She points out how doctors rely on technology throughout their days now – and how that technology relies on coding. And, how coding will continue to grow in importance given technology’s increasing role in our lives.Very intuitive. Given her point, it’s little surprise that there’s been such a push to educate more people – especially girls and people of color – in Computer Science and programming. The IT sector continues to be a growing place to find a job. Even for those who don’t plan to become programmers, understanding code is like understanding a popular language – it’s at the center of how we communicate in this digital world!Still, as Stiles points out, computer sciences and coding are intimidating to some. This is where the power of mentorship comes in.“I think it’s important now more than ever for STEM professionals to pass their knowledge and love for coding onto the next generation through mentoring,” Stiles says. “When kids see how passionate we are about coding, they become passionate about it too.”The future belongs to those who can build digital technologies — and those who can use them to solve problems. We need everyone’s participation. We’re challenging team members, partners & leaders to spend 1 hour with a girl talking about careers in technology. Do they know technology is the backbone of business today? Are they aware of technology’s role transforming industries & addressing society’s biggest challenges? Start the conversation. Ignite change.“I am trying to find things that will help them in the future. I feel as a mother I want to make sure my daughters understand they can be whatever they want to be, even in a male-dominated industry and I’m glad GWC is advocating for more women in tech,” Yolimar says.And this is where I’ll make my own plug. Many nonprofits like GWC are in need of volunteers with the professional skills our team members possess, such as translation, marketing or IT training. So in recognition of the Hour of Code initiative, we’re rallying behind our Dell Power of One Mentor Challenge to encourage anyone – including our employees – to spend one hour with one young person and talk to them about what it’s like to have a career in STEM and why they should consider it. See what kind of spark you can ignite!Find out more about Dell’s efforts to involve girls and women in STEM fields.This article shares one example of how Dell is committed to driving human progress by putting our technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. We call this our Legacy of Good.Explore our FY17 Annual update on our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan at legacyodgood.dell.com.
It followed work by Chris Sier, professor at Newcastle Business School and long-time cost campaigner, who has built on it in his role as chair of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group, which aims to develop a similar template for all asset classes. The UK’s local authority pension funds are seeking to appoint a third-party monitor for the system’s investment cost transparency tool.According to a tender published this week, the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Advisory Board wants to speak to providers who can “design, build, host and support” a system for validating and checking submissions from fund managers.Few other details have been made public, but the initial contract would be for five years and worth more than £500,000 (€556,000), according to the tender notice.The LGPS last year launched an investment management cost disclosure template following consultation with asset managers and trade bodies. At the time, the advisory board said it expected an increase in disclosed costs of roughly 25% following its implementation. The LGPS Code of TransparencyIn its current form, the LGPS Code of Transparency is voluntary as it does not yet have the flexibility to incorporate costs specific to asset classes outside of listed equities and bonds.However, private equity managers have pledged support for the code, with several having told IPE they intend to comply as much as possible prior to a dedicated private equity template becoming available.More than 80 fund managers, service providers and asset pools have signed up to the disclosure code. The advisory board estimates that more than 95% of LGPS assets are covered by the code, and most new investment tenders include a requirement for providers to be signatories.The tender notice is available here.
A beachfront unit on Hastings Street in Noosa has sold for close to $11m.THE highest price ever paid for an apartment in Noosa has been eclipsed by the sale of a beachfront unit for just shy of $10 million.Records are tumbling in the seaside town following a resurgence in beachfront property sales, according to Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate. This apartment at 6/55 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, has broken the record for an apartment sale in Noosa Heads.The property at 6/55 Hastings Street was listed with a price guide of $11 million and has sold for just under $10 million cash unconditional, although the exact sale price has not been revealed.The buyer is a middle-aged couple from Brisbane looking for a lifestyle change who plan to use it as a ‘lock and leave’ investment.The sale smashes that of the previous record for an apartment in Noosa, which was set in September when another beachfront unit at 2/23 Hastings Street sold for $8.25 million. The view from the apartment at 6/55 Hastings St, Noosa Heads.Marketing agent Roark Walsh of Tom Offermann Real Estate, who negotiated the sale with Nic Hunter, said the sale price equated to around $40,000 a square metre, which was the highest price per square metre ever achieved for an apartment in Queensland.Mr Walsh said the property attracted interest from expats and potential buyers from Sydney and Melbourne.“Hastings Street is probably one of the premier streets in Australia,” Mr Walsh said. “There’s only so much of it. We can’t redevelop it anymore.” Inside the apartment at 6/55 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads.The huge apartment spans about 240 sqm with an 8m beachfront terrace, and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.It is one of only six apartments in the boutique Noosa Court building fronting Noosa’s Main Beach. Records show the property last sold in 1996 for $2 million. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe view from 6/55 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads.Earlier this year, another beachfront apartment in the La Mer building at 5/37 Hastings Street sold for $6.1 million. Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate said recent interest rate cuts and looser lending criteria had bolstered market confidence.“Noosa Main Beach is one of a very few true, north-facing beaches on the east coast of Australia,” Mr Offermann said. “Noosa has an amenable subtropical climate and a town brimful with natural assets, which turns holiday-makers into property buyers — something I have experienced over 30 years.” One of the bedrooms in the apartment at 6/55 Hastings St, Noosa Heads.Mr Offermann said Noosa’s apartment market had topped the country for capital growth over the past year at a rate of 24.8 per cent. “The investment potential speaks only of enviable financial success for those who are fortunate to acquire their piece of Noosa Heads’ hottest real estate,” he said.
The cruise ship fleet is set to grow by 50 percent in the following ten years as cruise liners are expected to resume their ordering spree especially for the mega cruise ships.The current orderbook value stands at USD 47 billion, with 75 ships due for delivery by 2025.European shipbuilders still dominate the market when it comes to constructing these floating cities, led by the major three builders, Fincantieri, Meyer Werft and STX France. Furthermore, Fincantieri is keen on cementing its foothold with the acquisition of STX France.Fincantieri, including Vard, is building 29 of the 75 cruise ships due for delivery by 2025, Meyer Werft is contracted for 17, STX France for 12, and the new grouping owned by Genting Hong Kong – MV Werften – for six. In total, 11 of the 75 ships on order will use LNG fuel at sea as well as in port: two for Royal Caribbean International, two for MSC Cruises, and seven for Carnival brands.The result is that the current orderbook already represents another 250,000 berths being added to the global cruise fleet in the 10 years to 2025, increasing capacity by 40%.With further orders inevitably to be placed for deliveries within the second half of that 10-year span, fleet capacity will probably grow at least 50% and push the global passenger total up from 24 million last year to 30 million by 2022, towards 35 million by 2026 and then 40 million by 2030.In addition to the ever increasing number of cruise ships on order, the cruise lines are also investing heavily in refurbishment of their existing ships, with USD 1.5 billion spent on cruise ship refurbishment in 2016 alone. “One innovation stands head and shoulders above all others when it comes to explaining the improved profitability of the cruise sector and its relentless drive for growth and that is the creation of the ‘mega-ship’. We can expect to see plenty more – and probably even larger – cruise ships in the future,” Cruise industry analyst Tony Peisley says.According to Peisley, Genting Hong Kong’s purchase of four German yards will also eventually offer a welcome new option for other companies “frustrated by the full or fast-filling orderbooks of the other European shipbuilders.” “Today’s order book reflects our industry’s expectation for long-term sustainable growth, with additional capacity coming in to match stronger demand for cruise holidays. Never before have cruise lines committed to new ship orders spanning over such a long period of time,” Gianni Onorato, Chief Executive Officer, MSC Cruises, said.Image Courtesy: Fincantieri