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Supacat Pounces on MDS Marine

first_imgzoom Supacat has acquired MDS Marine as the latest step in the company’s strategy to expand its marine and renewable energy business.Last year at Seawork International Supacat launched its Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 (SMV 24), which has since secured James Fisher Marine Services as launch customer with the first vessel making its maiden charter in May.The Supacat Launch & Recovery System developed for the RNLI’s new Shannon Class Lifeboat provided the company’s springboard into marine engineering.“Acquiring MDS Marine demonstrates Supacat’s commitment to the marine sector and forms part of our continuing diversification strategy to expand our marine business further through appropriate teaming agreements, joint ventures or acquisitions”, said Nick Ames, Managing Director of Supacat.Hampshire UK based MDS Marine gives Supacat access to the inboard propulsion market for powering ribs, tenders, utility vessels and super yachts, where MDS provides sales, installation and support services for Marinediesel Sweden and manufacturers, such as Konrad.Marinediesel’s VGT engines are used worldwide in the commercial, leisure and military markets, the latter offering synergies with Supacat’s core defence business in high mobility military vehicles.Supacat has appointed former Managing Director of Southboats, Jeremy Paul, as General Manager of MDS Marine, which retains its brand as part of the Supacat Marine Business within the Supacat group of companies.Jeremy Paul said: “With MDS Marine we aim to expand our share of the growing commercial and leisure market for diesel engines and focus on building up the after sales, support and spares side of the business to consolidate MDS’s existing customer base and provide a firm foundation for future growth”. June 10, 2014last_img read more

Paramedics Act Introduced Today

first_img The College of Paramedics’ governing council will consist ofeight professional members, four public members and, during thefirst two years, two doctors and a registered nurse. The councilwill have the authority to implement and enforce registrationrequirements and practice standards, and address the concerns ofpatients through a complaints process. All paramedics throughout the province will be members of thecollege, once it is established. The Department of Health currently operates a registration systemfor paramedics who provide services through contractors ofEmergency Health Services as well as other paramedics who seekregistration. The provincial medical director for EmergencyHealth Services currently manages this system. Under the proposedParamedics Act this authority will be transferred to thegoverning council. Safer patient care is the goal of legislation introduced today,April 20, by Health Minister Angus MacIsaac. The proposed legislation protects the public by requiring thatparamedics meet standards set out by a self-regulatedprofessional body. It also establishes a College of Paramedicswith the legislative authority to regulate the practice ofparamedicine. “The government is firmly committed to ensuring all Nova Scotianshave access to highly trained and competent health-careproviders, including paramedics,” said Health Minister AngusMacIsaac. “As is the case with other health professions, we wantto ensure paramedics meet specific quality standards.” “We are pleased the government has taken this action,” saidMichael Kellock, president of the Nova Scotia paramedics’professional association. “Our organization has been workingtowards the creation of this legislation over the past number ofyears. We commend the Department of Health for ensuring our voice – and the voices of other health professionals — is reflectedin the legislation.”last_img read more

UN chief welcomes end of polling in Southern Sudans referendum on selfdetermination

15 January 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the end of the polling period for the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan, and congratulated the people for their patience and peaceful determination to cast their ballots, which characterized voting over the past week. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the end of the polling period for the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan, and congratulated the people for their patience and peaceful determination to cast their ballots, which characterized voting over the past week. Mr. Ban commended the work of the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) in Khartoum and its Bureau in Juba, Southern Sudan’s capital, and of the two parties to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended two decades of civil war between northern and southern Sudan. He extended his gratitude to all donor countries whose contributions facilitated the referendum process and voiced his appreciation of the work of observer groups that travelled throughout Sudan and overseas to assess the situation. The Secretary-General “calls on the people and institutions of Sudan to exercise patience and restraint until the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission announces the final result of the referendum,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson. The outcome of the 9 to 15 January vote will determine whether the south remains part of Sudan or chooses independence. Sixty per cent of the nearly 4 million registered voters have to cast their ballots for the result to be valid. According to SSRC, preliminary results are expected to be announced by 2 February and, depending on whether appeals are submitted to courts or not, the final result on whether Southern Sudan secedes and becomes the UN’s 193rd Member State or remains part of a united Sudan will be declared on 7 or 14 February. read more