The aim of preparing the above documentation is to identify possible infrastructural and organizational solutions, and to select the optimal solution for the construction of a cable car in the area of the city of Šibenik. RELATED NEWS: The cable car that connects the Šibenik fortresses is no longer just a dream, but a reality. reality. Of course, the city of Šibenik still has a lot of work to do, but we are actively working on the realization of this large project, which is the first prerequisite for success, which will round off and put an end to the story of the revitalization of phenomenal Šibenik fortresses. The City of Šibenik has been preparing the ground for the implementation of the project of the public cable car system, which would connect all Šibenik fortresses. Well-known Croatian architect Nikola Bašić (author of Greetings to the Sun and the Sea Organ in Zadar) updated the idea of building a cable car and escalator called “Šibenik Vertical” a few years ago. I hope Mr. Basic to apply for the announced public tender, so let a better idea and project win. The estimated value of the procurement is HRK 180.000,00 without VAT, and the deadline for submission of bids is June 17, 2019. Find out more details about the procurement for the development of the preliminary design for the Šibenik cable car HERE The subject of the procurement is the development of three conceptual solutions, one of which will be selected by the Client for the development of the conceptual design, and all other architectural documentation required to obtain a location permit for the cable car that connects Fortress of St. Mihovil, the fortress of St. Ivana and the city district of Šubićevac. FORTRESS OF ST. NIKOLE IN ŠIBENIK OPENS ON JUNE 15
DALLAS — The Warriors and Draymond Green have agreed it is best for him not to play. No, the Warriors maintain this is not another twist in the aftermath of his spat with Kevin Durant. Instead, the Warriors have reported that Green continues to feel pain in his right toe and right foot.“We decided to give him some time off,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We don’t know how long it will be. But the toe [injury] has been lingering.”Therefore, the Warriors (12-4) have sidelined Green for …
3 May 2007The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has released the findings of an audit into 11 major electricity distributors in the country, recommending that the government spend more than R400-million on refurbishing of infrastructure.The energy regulator was forced to intervene following a spate of power outages across the country in 2005, blamed mainly on the poor state of South Africa’s electricity distribution infrastructure.Addressing the media in Pretoria on Wednesday, Nersa chairperson Collin Matjila said the problem was especially severe in smaller municipalities. “They are heavily under-resourced and stressed in the delivery of the necessary levels of service,” he said.The audit has also found that few formal systems were in place to ensure proper maintenance of electricity infrastructure, with much reliance being placed on individual engineers.“This adds great risk when individuals leave the service, at the same time limiting the introduction of modern, innovative technologies and systems, thus ensuring that these utilities remain static,” Matjila said.The audit found that the 11 distributors needed to spend R431-million on their electricity networks.The distibutors were those in Ekurhuleni (East Rand), Tshwane (greater Pretoria), Cape Town, Ethekwini (greater Durban), Emfuleni (greater Vereeniging), Mangaung (greater Bloemfontein), Msunduzi (greater Pietermaritzburg), the Nelson Mandela Metro (greater Port Elizabeth) and Rustenburg, as well as Eskom’s southern and north-west regions.Matjila said, however, that the energy regulator was encouraged by the well designed and installed energy networks in the country’s metropolitan municipalities.“The electricity transmission and distribution systems operated by the metros are generally of a well-designed and serviceable state,” he said.Eskom is currently on a skills development drive, aiming to attract up to 400 new engineers, with more than 200 already hired. The state-owned electricity company is also seeking to lure older engineers out of retirement to train apprentices.Source: BuaNews
Ray Maota The Chauncy Maples, Malawi’s oldest ship, is being renovated to become a floating clinic, servicing the villagers living along Lake Malawi. (Image: Chauncy Maples) Villagers who live along Lake Malawi usually use dug-out canoes to reach their nearest medical facility. This is dangerous during high tides and could lead to drowning. (Image: Wikipedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Mark Holford Thomas Miller: Fundraising director of the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust +1 415 956 6537 RELATED ARTICLES • China injects R1.7bn into Malawi • Malawi health workers help fill gap • Malawi: Africa’s warm heart • Scientists abuzz over mosquitoThe historic Chauncy Maples, Malawi’s oldest ship, is being turned into a floating clinic to bring much-needed healthcare services to fishing villages along the shores of the country’s massive lake.Currently, it can take up to 16 hours for Malawians living in remote lakeside villages to reach their nearest medical care facilities, which could be as far as 80km away.Their means of travel is usually a dug-out canoe, which offers little protection against crocodiles and hippos, and paddling during high tide means drowning is also a threat.These risks have prompted the decision to turn the ship into a floating clinic.Dr Charles Mwansambo, Malawi’s principal health secretary, said: “Districts that are part of Lake Malawi still have an average of more than 25% of their populations unable to access healthcare.“This presents a real challenge as people have to use any available water transportation to access healthcare, although that option may be risky at times. Water transport is also not available all the time.”The Malawi government had already started renovating the ship in 2009 when UK journalist and author Janie Hampton visited the lake area on a holiday and resolved to raise funds to complete the project.Hampton initiated the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust in the same year. So far US$1.6-million (R11.4-million) has been raised, although $1.5-million (R10-million) is still needed to complete the renovation process.Hampton said: “Everyone I met along the lakeside was very keen for this to happen.” Referring to the ship, Hampton added: “We want to make sure she will last at least another 30 years.”According to the trust, half of the Malawian population lives in abject poverty, earning less than a $1 (R7) a day. The death rate among children under five is 111 in every 1 000, and a single doctor has to provide services to 52 000 people.The project to revive the historic ship will boost health-service delivery, preserve Malawi’s shipping heritage, promote eco-friendly engineering by recycling old parts of the ship, and teach locals about engineering principles and marine life. It will also become Malawi’s national symbol of pride.The public can help the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust by making financial contributions online or donating marine parts and medical equipment.Major sponsors of the project are Thomas Miller, an insurance conglomerate which donated $400 000 (R2.7-million) and the Ana Leaf Foundation, a charity organisation that donated $161 000 (R1-million).Other smaller donors of the project each donated $40 000 (R270 000), $16 000 (R108 000) and $4000 (R27 000) respectively.The bishop behind the shipThe ship is the namesake of Bishop Chauncy Maples, an Anglican missionary who set up the Anglican Mission on Likoma Island on Lake Malawi in 1886.The cleric was consecrated as the sixth Bishop of Nyasaland in 1895 and on his way to take up his duties, his ship capsized in a storm on the extensive lake. He was the only fatality.The Chauncy Maples was commissioned in 1898 and was designed by Henry Brunel and Sir John Barry.It was built in Glasgow, Scotland, for $22 000 (R148 000) and was then taken piece by piece to Lake Malawi.It was assembled by 1901 and its initial purpose was to act as a floating missionary school, an emergency refuge from Arab slave traders and a hospital ship.The third largest lake in AfricaLake Malawi is situated between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. It is the third largest lake in Africa and is 580km long and 75km wide.The biggest body of freshwater in Africa is Lake Victoria, and the second biggest is Lake Tanganyika.Lake Malawi is one of the country’s major tourist attractions, boasting stretches of unspoilt beaches and luxurious resorts.The lake is rich in cichlid fish, which is the basic staple food for people living in the villages along its shores.
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Another elephant died of suspected Herpes virus infection in Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP), a leading zoo of the country on September 19, taking the elephant death toll in the zoo to three in less than a month.“Sub-adult elephant, Kamala, has succumbed to the disease while undergoing intensive treatment for elephant herpes virus at Nandankanan on Thursday,” NZP authorities said.“Unfortunately, proven healing medicine is not available for this disease. She was born on August 1, 2013 and brought to the zoo from Orissa veterinary College on November 22, 2013. Now, Nandankanan is left with five female elephants including 2 sub-adults,” they said.The lone male elephant had died in the zoo on Sunday after being infected by the virus. The postmortem report revealed that the death was due to acute haemorrhagic disease caused by Endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV), a fatal infection found in captive as well as wild elephants for which there is no vaccine available. The first elephant had died on August 27.The death came as a shock as the zoo authorities had isolated all elephants and the infection spreads when an infected elephant comes in physical contact with healthy ones. When infected, symptoms such as reduced appetite, nasal discharge and swollen glands in both side of face surface. The platelet counts of the elephants also drop considerably. The zoo authorities are following advice of veterinarians of Centre for Wildlife Health at Orissa University of Agriculture Technology and other experts in the State to deal with the Herpes attacks. The remaining five elephants are being closely monitored and anti-viral doses are being administered, sources said.