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Image Courtesy: Brødrene AaNorwegian ferry builder Brødrene Aa, Hyen, has received an order for three high-speed carbon fiber catamaran ferries intended for the Chinese market. As informed, the company signed a contract with Zhongshan Hong Kong Passenger Shipping Co-op Co., Ltd.The construction of the vessels is expected to begin at the shipyard in Hyen in November 2017. To be completed and delivered by June 2019, the ferries will operate between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, according to Brødrene Aa.With a capacity of 300 passengers, two of the vessels will feature a length of 42 meters and have a maximum operating speed of 40 knots. The third vessel will measure 42 meters in length as well, however, it will have a capacity of 230 passengers and a maximum operating speed of 37 knots.“This contract represents an important milestone in our efforts to penetrate the Chinese market,” Tor Øyvin Aa, CEO of Brødrene Aa, said.In 2015, Chinese Chu Kong Shipping made an equity investment in Brødrene Aa. The objective was to establish a joint composite manufacturing facility in China as well as to provide market opportunities for completed vessels from Brødrene Aa’s yard in Norway.”With vessels operating long hours at speeds of 40 knots you really capitalize on the benefits of carbon fiber constructions. Lighter vessels render lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions. This contract will allow us to demonstrate the benefits our vessels bring to the markets in China and other Asian markets as well,” Brødrene Aa’s CEO added.
Like every form of art, cooking requires skill and training. Delhiites can now sign up for cooking classes with masters chefs from Le Meridien and learn details about the art of gastronomy. Family Cooking Dates, season 3 aims to teach family members about the history of spices in India, quick tips and kitchen secrets alongside some new dishes. The event will be inaugurated by 2012 Olympics qualifier and ace trap shooter, Shagun Chaowdhary at Le Meridien today. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Interested candidates can register for the session which will run till the month of August every Saturday for about two hours. An individual candidate needs to pay Rs 1000 per class while a couple can register with Rs 1500 per class. One can learn a lot about food here- tidbits about food preservation, the magic behind the mix of spices and some quick fixes during cooking. After the session completes it is expected that one will be able to prepare delightful dishes for their loved ones with the information provided to them by the master chefs. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixA special skill development training programme jointly run by Le Meridien and Joining Hands-an NGO, will also be held at the same event. It is an initiative taken for urban underprivileged, women under the age of 25, who had not completed education or are jobless, which the WCD Minister, Maneka Gandhi had inaugurated few months ago. As part of the training programme, about 15 underprivileged women will participate in a special cooking session Shagun Chaowdhary. Their training is not only bound to learning various cuisines and food art but also the mannerisms and procedures to handle the busy kitchen and celebrities who come over for meals at hotel restaurants.When: July 9 onwards Where: Le MeridienTimings: 11 am
Register Now » The latest apple of Carl Icahn’s eye is Apple.The billionaire investor took to Twitter on Tuesday to tease his latest target, Apple, which he said was “extremely undervalued.” He also disclosed he had taken a “large position” in the company, which soared on the news.Icahn said he spoke with Apple CEO Tim Cook about the company launching a larger buyback of its shares. Apple, in a statement, acknowledged the two had spoken, calling the conversation “very positive.”Apple has been under fire to return more cash to its shareholders. In April, the company said it that, through a combination of buybacks and dividend payments, it would give $100 billion to shareholders by the end of 2015. Had a nice conversation with Tim Cook today. Discussed my opinion that a larger buyback should be done now. We plan to speak again shortly. — Carl Icahn (@Carl_C_Icahn) August 13, 2013 We currently have a large position in APPLE. We believe the company to be extremely undervalued. Spoke to Tim Cook today. More to come. — Carl Icahn (@Carl_C_Icahn) August 13, 2013Related: Apple Expected to Reveal New iPhone September 10 1 min read August 13, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.