Sport Ministry Intensifies Preparation for National Sport Museum

first_imgStory Highlights The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is continuing its preparation for the National Sport Museum by acquiring 3D scanners for digitising artefacts that will be on display in the National Sport Museum, when established.The Minister, the Honourable Olivia Grange, made the disclosure at a Digital Asset Workshop organised by the Ministry at the Creative Production and Training Centre today.“I should inform you that the two 3D Scanners that you see being used here in the training were just acquired by the Ministry. For the time being, the scanners will be used by the Institute of Jamaica and the National Library of Jamaica which will hold them in safe keeping for the Museum,” Minister Grange said.Minister Grange said that the Workshop will provide “a pool of trained digitisers” who the Ministry can call on to do work for the National Sport Museum even as they put their training to use in their own organisations.The National Sport Museum will serve as a knowledge bank, collecting and documenting material pertinent to Jamaicans who have dedicated their lives as athletes and support personnel.Minister Grange said also that not only will there be a Virtual Museum that will precede the physical museum, but her Ministry “plans to stage periodic exhibitions of the artefacts now in the National Sport Museum collection.”Meanwhile, former Hockey Player and Administrator, Kay Wilson donated a number of her trophies and personal items to the National Sport Museum. The items will be digitised tomorrow during the third day of the Workshop.Other items being digitised are: a replica of the London 2012 Olympic Torch, a pair of Veronica Campbell Brown’s running shoes, two ice hockey pucks, a baseball cap and the competition suit of Namibian 200-metre star, Frankie Fredericks. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is continuing its preparation for the National Sport Museum by acquiring 3D scanners for digitising artefacts that will be on display in the National Sport Museum, when established. “I should inform you that the two 3D Scanners that you see being used here in the training were just acquired by the Ministry. For the time being, the scanners will be used by the Institute of Jamaica and the National Library of Jamaica which will hold them in safe keeping for the Museum,” Minister Grange said. The Minister, the Honourable Olivia Grange, made the disclosure at a Digital Asset Workshop organised by the Ministry at the Creative Production and Training Centre today.last_img read more

ESL Shipping to Buy Swedens Shipping Firm AtoBC

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ESL Shipping Finnish dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping is to acquire all the outstanding shares of Sweden’s shipping company [email protected] company said that the enterprise value is EUR 30 million (USD 34.9 million). The final purchase price will be mainly financed by Aspo’s existing financing reserves, and EUR 4.2 million will be covered by new shares issued by Aspo Plc, the owner of ESL Shipping.The transaction will require the competition authority’s approval in Finland to be completed. It is estimated that the transaction will be completed in the third quarter of [email protected] operates 30 vessels in size of 4,000-5,000 tonnes. The company owns six dry cargo vessels in full, and it has a share of 49% of two vessels. The other 22 vessels are time-chartered.ESL Shipping informed that, with the transaction, the net sales of the company are expected to increase from EUR 80 million to EUR 160 million using the figures from 2017.“The acquisition will shift ESL Shipping to a new size class and put it in a good position to improve operational efficiency and overall profitability of the shipping company,” Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESL Shipping, said.last_img read more