A former student of New Jerusalem Assembly of God Mission High School and student leader, Ms. Gloria T. Tamba has donated several anti-Ebola materials, including buckets, flyers, a carton of chlorine and detergents to help her school fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease.At the presentation on Friday March 20, on the school campus opposite the National Transit Authority (NTA) outside Monrovia, the former student leader of the Movement for Student Integrated Party (MSIP), said she was delighted to join the students and the administration in combating the EVD and ensuring that the students are safe while in school.Ms. Tamba, a Daily Observer reporter, said the anti-Ebola materials donated were valued at over LD10,000. “I want students to be safe and also be reminded that Ebola is still around and as such they must not be complacent.” “We need to continue to observe all of the preventive measures until we win the war against the virus. Ms. Tamba added.The former student leader said she was committed to identify with her school, especially during such a difficult time in the history of Liberia, and with Ebola’s horrible impact on the Liberian society.Ms. Tamba said she would continue to support the school to demonstrate her commitment as a former student leader.“This will also indicate that my promise as a former student leader was not about getting the presidency but to come back and respond to the needs of my school and students,” she indicated. Receiving the items, Principal James M. Morris lauded Ms. Tamba, describing her, “as a diligent leader that stands by her words.”Mr. Morris said, “We are proud of you Miss Tamba and want you to know that we appreciate your concern for the school. We know that you are always with us and will continue to be with us in everything.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
zoomSource: Pixabay The number of major incidents in the Port of Singapore has dropped over the last 10 years, according to MPA Singapore.There were fewer than 0.12 major incidents per 100,000 vessel movements in 2018, down from 0.8 in 2009.“The use of technology and digitalisation can further enhance maritime safety by providing seafarers better access to critical safety-related information and early warning of potential incidents,” Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, said at the fourth International [email protected] Conference.Besides [email protected], MPA Singapore will also be pushing for digitalisation in two other areas.Namely, the authority said it would embark on the “Digital OCEANS” strategy to encourage Open or Common Exchange And Network Standardisation. This strategy aims to allow digital platforms of port authorities e.g. maritime single windows of shipping lines and of logistics service providers to link up.This will allow business entities, government agencies, and vessels to connect seamlessly between different digital platforms and achieve end-to-end connectivity.Additionally, MPA is supporting the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) in operationalising the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) concept of e-navigation for vessels which aims to make marine navigation safer and digitalise key maritime services.MPA said that these initiatives will improve efficiency, reduce transaction costs and enhance maritime safety.MOUs with Centre of Excellence in Maritime SafetyDuring the [email protected] Conference, three memoranda of understanding (MOUs) were signed following the launch of the Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) last year.The MOUs were signed with A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing to conduct research in human behavioural analytics, advanced computational models and intelligent maritime traffic simulation in navigational safety; with Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau to jointly promote and enhance maritime safety investigations via the development of immersive training platforms and programmes; and with Group Nautical Pte Limited to create, design and develop Virtual Reality maritime training courses using immersive technologies.