Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 22-28, 2014)

first_imgzoom Radioactive SUV Found Aboard Carrier in VladivostokCustoms officials at the Russian port of Vladivostok held up the Malacca Highway, a Panama-flagged Ro-Ro car carrier on September 11, 2014, upon discovering one of the vehicles aboard emitted radiation.…Read moreMaersk Line to Spend USD 3 Bn a Year on NewbuildingsMaersk Line plans to set aside close to USD 3 billion a year for the period 2015-2019 to finance shipbuilding projects, in an effort to further solidify its position of the shipping company with the largest operating fleet, Reuters reports.…Read moreCaptain and Chief Officer of Grounded Ferry ArrestedThe captain and the chief officer of the Europalink ferry shipwrecked near the islet of Peristeres northeast of Corfy have been arrested by the Greek authorities, the Maritime Operational Centre of the Ministry of Merchant Marine reports. The Italian-flagged ferry was on her regular route from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Italy, when it hit underwater rocks at around 2 am on Sunday, September 21.…Read moreShipping Needs a Steve JobsThe shipping industry is ready for the introduction of new technology, all we need is a new generation of tech-savvy middle and senior managers, says Dr. Martin Stopford, author of textbook Maritime Economics.…Read moreEffects of Russia Sanctions Start to Kick InConsequences of economic sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russian companies and officials have started to kick in. …Read more World Maritime News Staff, September 28, 2014last_img read more

Applications open for GIS scholarship competition

For the seventh consecutive year, Brock has been selected to participate in the Esri Canada $1,000 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Student Scholarship Program.The scholarship will help support a Brock undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled, dedicated and high achieving to continue their studies in GIS and consider it as a post-graduation career option. The scholarship also includes $50,000 in Esri software, books and training deliverables.Brock University is one of a select group of Canadian universities and colleges that Esri Canada recognizes for its strong, multidisciplinary focus on GIS.Students interested in applying can visit Brock’s GIS Day website for guidelines and more information. Deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 6.Students will be competing for the scholarship by presenting their proposals on GIS Day, Wednesday, Nov. 15.GIS Day, hosted by the Map, Data and GIS Library and the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MDG Library (Mackenzie Chown C-Block 306).All are welcome to attend. read more