Ports America inks Tampa deal

first_imgThe breakbulk concession also includes two one-year extension options, while the container agreement is valid through to May 2046, informed Ports America, which is the current operator of Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal.As part of their cooperation, Ports America and Port Tampa Bay jointly purchased two new ZPMC gantry cranes earlier this year.www.portsamerica.comwww.tampaport.comlast_img

Police break up skirmishes among demonstrators in Cleveland

first_img Published: July 19, 2016 5:12 PM EDT Updated: July 19, 2016 5:35 PM EDT Author: Associated Press Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. CLEVELAND (AP) – Police broke up a couple of skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds gathered Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries.A scuffle broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtown’s Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed back a surging crowd, and Jones was whisked away.Minutes later, more officers on bicycles formed a line between an organization supporting the Communist Party and a conservative religious group.The crowds and the police presence were some of the largest and most raucous gatherings in downtown Cleveland since the convention got underway Monday.Earlier Tuesday, officials said 11 members of the planning team for the California delegation to the Republican convention were recovering from a bout of norovirus, or what’s commonly known as stomach flu, health officials said. No delegates appeared to be affected.The symptoms, which can include vomiting and diarrhea, were first reported Thursday as logistics members arrived at a hotel about an hour west of Cleveland ahead of the Republican National Convention, said Pete Schade, Erie County health commissioner.Those who got sick are keeping themselves isolated in their rooms, Schade said, and the Ohio Health Department is trying to identify the source. Norovirus can be contracted from an infected person, from contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.Ohio Health Department spokesman Russ Kennedy confirmed there was at least one suspected norovirus case and said the victim was apparently infected before arriving in Ohio, based on when the person fell ill.Cynthia Bryant, executive director of the California GOP, told delegation members to wash their hands frequently, avoid shaking hands and not to share food.As the second day of the convention got underway, three people were arrested and charged with criminal mischief for climbing flagpoles outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum early in the morning and hanging an anti-Donald Trump banner. Firefighters took it down.The museum said in statement that while the rock hall is an “icon of free speech,” officials discourage “illegal actions that stress our first responders.”Also Tuesday, Cleveland’s police chief said 300 officers from more than a dozen law enforcement agencies are patrolling on bicycles in downtown Cleveland during the convention. Supporters of bike patrols say they make officers more maneuverable and less threatening-looking.On Monday, the first day of rallies outside the convention featured angry words and a small number of demonstrators openly carrying guns as allowed under Ohio law, but none of the violence many feared could erupt in this summer of violence in the U.S. and overseas.“So far, so good,” Police Chief Calvin Williams said Monday evening.center_img Police break up skirmishes among demonstrators in Cleveland SHARElast_img read more

Mansfield finds another new set

first_imgRenowned barrister Michael Mansfield has departed his chambers less than a year after a collaboration with another set.The human rights silk has joined Nexus Chambers as head of chambers. The chambers, in New Square, will now be known as ‘Nexus The Chambers of Michael Mansfield QC’.Joining Mansfield are Sam Stein QC, Brian Richardson and Andrew Jeffries QC.The three barristers, alongside Mansfield, were all tenants at Mansfield 1 Gray’s Inn Square (1GIS). The chambers was created when Mansfield Chambers combined with 1 Gray’s Inn Square at the end of last year. 1GIS’s website has now dropped Mansfield from its name – though Mansfield, Stein, Richardson and Jeffries remain listed on the site.Last month, it was reported that 20 barristers had departed 1GIS for Goldsmith Chambers.Mansfield Chambers was set up by Mansfield after the demise of Tooks chambers, which was dissolved at the end of 2013 after legal aid cuts.Now 75, Mansfield was called to the bar in 1967. He has acted in a number of high-profile cases including representing Mohammed Al-Fayed in the inquest into the deaths of his son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales; as well as the families of the Hillsborough disaster.On joining Nexus he said: ‘I am excited to be leading a chambers which, whilst forward looking and embracing the challenges that are facing the bar today, retains all that is good in a set of chambers; a passion for the law, an emphasis on democratic collective working, a real commitment to diversity, social justice, and human rights. It indeed feels like I am returning home.’last_img read more

Electrical Safety Appeal Launched

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn FIREFIGHTERS have urged the public to help prevent devastating electrical fires striking their homes.Every day Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews respond to an average of two house fires caused by the misuse of electrical equipment, faulty leads and appliances.The emergencies can devastate lives and the service has teamed-up with the UK Chief Fire Officers Association to help people recognise the risks.It also joining London Fire Brigade in calling for a single, easily accessible register of recalled faulty electrical products.Assistant Chief Officer David McGown, the SFRS director of prevention and protection, said: “House fires have a terrible impact and basic precautions with electrical devices really could prevent tragedies.“Even if no-one is killed or seriously injured a fire in the home will often cause deep emotional trauma.“The loss of cherished and irreplaceable possessions, the damage to a person’s confidence and their feeling of being safe, and of course the terrible financial impact can take a very long time to get over.“Everyone needs to understand fire isn’t something that only happens to other people. It can happen to anyone and we all need to act to keep ourselves, our homes and our communities safe.”Over the past five years crews throughout Scotland have been called to more than 3,840 house fires where an electrical appliance was the source of ignition.Nearly 1,800 of the fires were sparked by wiring, cabling and plugs.Kitchen appliances known as ‘white goods’ accounted for 1,210 of the fires, including 425 that began at washing machines, 371 at tumble-dryers, 203 at dishwashers, 141 at fridge-freezers, 51 at combined washer-dryers and 19 at spin-dryers.While some devices like fridge-freezers are designed to be left on at all times most are not –and leaving them on risks starting a potentially devastating fire.Firefighters are clear people need to switch off and unplug such appliances as part of their night-time routine and whenever they leave the house.They also want people to register their appliances with a website that enables manufacturers to get in touch with them if a product identified as potentially dangerous needs to be recalled for repair or to be replaced.ACO McGown explained: “Currently we recommend that the public use www.registermyappliance.org.uk to check if their household appliances are safe.“In the small number of cases where manufacturers identify potential safety issues with particular appliances it’s important that information gets to people who have them in their homes.“This is a great resource that means manufacturers can contact people who may have an appliance that could put them at risk.“It represents over 85 per cent of the domestic appliance industry and nearly 90 per cent of white goods brands and it, so householders should put registering appliances at the top of their to-do list.“We want a service that goes even further though, so that 100 per cent of the industry and white goods brands are included.”He continued: “A single register should also include international products sold in the UK.“At the moment, if a product is recalled due to a fault in another country, and you own exactly same model in the UK, the manufacturers don’t have to send out a recall notice in the UK.“We all use electrical appliances. We all could benefit from a single register. That is why we’re suggesting people show their support by signing London Fire Brigade’s petition.”More information on the LFB petition can be found at https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-call-for-a-single-easily-accessible-register-of-recalled-faulty-electrical-products.Crews throughout Scotland are also available to conduct free home fire safety visits, which see local firefighters share their professional advice with residents to prevent fires and the tragedies they cause.Firefighters want the public to put them in touch with anyone who may be at increased risk so they can be offered potentially life-saving support to stay safe and feel safe in their homes.The visits are available by calling SFRS on the freephone number 0800 073 1999, by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or by filling in an online form at www.firescotland.gov.uk.ACO McGown added: “Even where every precaution is taken fire can still happen, so it’s essential that every home has adequate fire detection in place.“If an appliance does catch fire then working smoke alarms and heat alarms provide people with early warning that buys them time to get out, call 999 and for help to arrive.”last_img read more

Miami-Dade Chambers of Commerce and Haitian American Chambers of Commerce to…

first_imgSOUTH FLORIDA – The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce in association with the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce will host the Building Black Legacy: An Empowerment Tour, a free event, Saturday, June 29 from 10 AM – Noon.Dr. Pamela Jolly, CEO of Torch Enterprises, a strategic investment firm that focuses on the financial empowerment and legacy building of women and minority-owned business is the keynote speaker for the event.New York Life – African American Market Unit executives, Lamar Boyce, Corporate Vice President will host and Eric B. Jackson, Corporate Vice President & Market Manager will moderate.“The Empowerment Tour’s emphasis is to empower and impart the importance of closing the generational wealth gap that affects the black community,” says Jackson.Attendees will have the opportunity to:Gain insight and tools to increase their financial literacyDiscover practical generational wealth creation opportunities and solutionsNetwork with local financial service professionalsNew York Life’s South Florida General Office is the organizing sponsor for the free event.last_img read more

Exclusive tyre knowledge sharing session at Pirelli Tyre Seminar

first_imgThe Pirelli Tyre Seminar was conducted yesterday at Passion Shop Malaysia located in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.The exclusive and free workshop focused on basic tyre knowledge, functions, and other useful information to dealers and bikers.Things such as tyre types, fitment and proper repairs helped participants gained some practical and real-world understanding. The folks from the legendary tyre manufacturer Pirelli conducted a very special seminar yesterday to a group of motorcycle enthusiasts. Organised at the grand Passion Shop Malaysia located in Sentul (right next to GIVI Point), two groups consisting of dealers and bikers where presented with some very useful knowledge about Pirelli motorcycle rubbers.Carried out by Pirelli Asia’s very own tyre specialists and engineers Mr Soo and Mr Justin, the seminar focused on the basic fundamentals of motorcycle tyres, types, constructions, functions and many more. We were fortunate enough to join the afternoon session which ran for almost three hours.Both Pirelli masters were more than keen to share their knowledge to everyone in the seminar. With the tagline “Power is nothing without control”, Mr Koo took the floor to explain how the major Italian tyre manufacturer not only produces a variety of premium tyres for motorcycles but also cars, trucks and even bicycles.Yesterday’s clinic focused on basic tyre knowledge, major functions of tyres, tyre classification, tyre construction plus many more. The three-hour long seminar offered great interaction between the Pirelli experts and consumers plus sellers alike.If you’re not familiar on how good Pirelli tyres really are, you would be amazed to know that they’re already in collaboration with Ducati in which all new production bikes are fitted with Pirelli rubbers as standards. The same goes for a lot of other manufacturers around the globe including the latest one which is MV Agusta.To know more about the newly-formed partnership between Pirelli and MV Agusta plus their limited edition 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli edition, CLICK HERE.Image source: WorldSBKPirelli is able to achieve this thanks to the latest tyre-manufacturing technology which transmits over to their successful participation in all sorts of motorsports from Formula 1, WorldSBK to Malaysia’s very own Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC).There are a number of factories around the world producing all sorts of rubbers for the global market but only four plants are dedicated to producing only motorcycle tyres which are Germany, Indonesia, China and Brazil. The most amazing factory can be found in Germany where all the high-performance Pirelli rubbers are made using automated robots with zero human interaction from start to finish.With the life-long motto of “We race what we sell, we sell what we race”, Pirelli assures that their products are nothing but the best. Their motorsports involvement have proven to be successful and together with 145 years worth of experience, those same levels of dedication and technology are made available to anyone who prefer nothing but the best.We were also enlightened by a few eye-opening information such as how tyres work under different riding conditions, what causes them to malfunction which can result in tyre failures and bulging, and most importantly, how to repair a punctured tyre using the method recommended by professionals.This is considered by all attendees as very informative due to the fact that Pirelli focuses a lot more than just producing premium-grade tyres but also how to properly maintain and the right techniques to fix them up in case of unfortunate punctures.Based on what we’ve been informed, basic emergency tools such as the tyre puncture plug kit aka “cacing” or “tyre worm” or even inner tyre patches are only good for emergencies and temporary uses; NOT A PERMANENT FIX. The main reason is because these ‘tyre worms’ can actually cause more damage than the original puncture if done wrongly whereas inner tyre patches are still exposed to the elements from the existing hole in the tyre.This will ultimately make the tyre patch inefficient after short period of time and cause more damage to the inner carcass thanks to outside factors such as rain and debris that can damage the steel wires. A lot of research and development have been invested by Pirelli to ensure that their products always perform at optimum levels even after being properly treated for minor damages.On the subject of tyre repairs, both Pirelli experts informed us that there is a way to repair punctured tyres properly and that is by using several key methods including a needle-like rubber patch that looks like a mushroom or umbrella. This awareness is slowly but surely being transformed into general knowledge for motorcycle owners and workshops alike because at the end of the day, none of us want to jeopardise our precious lives over a simple yet ineffective tyre repair methods.NOTE: Tyre punctures can only be repaired successfully IF AND ONLY IF the damage is sustained in the middle part of the tyre, specifically 25% on either side starting from the middle. Any further and you’ll be advised to change the tyre for safety reasons.One of the things that Pirelli proudly offers is a five-year manufacturer’s warranty for all of their tyres. Based on their calculations, they made sure that each and every tyre will be able to perform optimally once fitted onto your precious bikes. This is provided that during the period of time from production to shipping and delivery to the dealers, proper methods of storage are implemented.NOTE: You can tell the ‘age’ or when the tyre was manufactured based on a circled four-digit code which tells the week and year. For example, a tyre with a four-digit code of 2417 means that it was made in the 24th week (around June) in the year 2017.Even if somehow your properly fitted and mint-condition Pirelli tyres suffer from any damage or failure, you can file for a claim and they will do their best to provide the best after-sales services to their customers.Photo source: bikebandit.comOn a side note, you can help prepare yourselves in case of any motoring-related emergencies through some of our valuable tips. To know more, CLICK HERE.Before the seminar ended, a stream of questions were presented to the two individuals and they were generous enough to cater to our every enquiry from what all tyre markings mean on the side wall, suitable sizes, high-performance Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa, shelf life of tyres and many more.Based on our personal experience in attending the Pirelli Tyre Seminar, we’ve managed to learn a lot of things that are sadly unknown to some dealers and workshops. By equipping the consumers with the right tyre know-how from choosing the right set of rubbers to proper maintenance and repair works, Pirelli together with Passion Shop Malaysia is doing the right and respectable thing by organising this complimentary eye-opening lesson.There will be more to come from Pirelli and Passion Shop Malaysia. To know more, head over to the official Passion Shop Malaysia Facebook page. Did we mention that the seminars are FREE OF CHARGE?Additionally, you can also head over to the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today for the fifth and final round of the 2017 Pirelli Malaysia Superbike Championship from 8.00am to 7.00pm. Entrance to the Main Grandstand is free! Or you can watch it live in the link, below. –Ads–last_img read more

West Florida’s Kevin Ducros Earns ITA All-America Honors

first_imgWest Florida’s Kevin Ducros Earns ITA All-America Honors Share Kevin Ducros (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img SKILLMAN, N.J. – Freshman Kevin Ducros (Aix-en-Provence, France) of the West Florida men’s tennis team was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America Team in singles, it was announced by the ITA.  Ducros stepped onto campus in the fall and earned the No. 1 singles spot for the Argonauts, leading UWF to an NCAA South Regional finalist finish in the spring.Ducros played both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Argonauts in his first season. The French native posted a 12-5 (.706) singles record and a 17-7 (.708) mark in doubles mostly with partner and fellow freshman Andrey Pozhidaev. Against Gulf South Conference opponents Ducros posted a 5-1 record in singles and a 5-2 mark in doubles. In singles Ducros was ranked as high as No. 11 in the nation and he finished the year No. 13.  He and Pozhidaev finished the year ranked No. 17 in doubles, their highest ranking of the season.Ducros is the 21st Argonaut to earn ITA All-America honors, and with the selection he keeps the streak alive of UWF having at least one singles All-American in each season since 1997.  In addition to the All-America selection this season, Ducros was named GSC East Division Freshman of the Year and was a member of the All-GSC team.In order to be named to the ITA All-America Team in singles, a player must finish in the top 20 of the final national rankings.  Doubles All-Americans must finish in the top 10 in the nation.The Argonauts finished the season 15-10 and were the runner-up at the NCAA South Regional.  UWF was No. 9 in the nation and No. 5 in the South Region in the final ITA poll.  Due in part to the new regionalized bracket for the NCAA Tournament, UWF failed to make the NCAA National Tournament for the first time since the program’s transition from NAIA status in 1997.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.OFFICIAL ITA RELEASEPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

October LNG Open House to Address Spur Highway Relocation

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A feasibility study focused on the relocation of the Kenai Spur Highway near the Alaska LNG Project was conducted by HDR this summer and will be the focus of an open house later this month. O’Connor: “So Monday, October 19, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, there’ll be a public open house and we’re inviting everyone in the community to come out. We’ll be sharing information about the feasibility study, we’ll be talking with them about key issues that we considered, specifically environmental, community, traffic patterns, utilities, etc. Most importantly we want to encourage and receive feedback from the community and input from them about the process.” Attendees will be able to review various options for the relocation at the Community Recreation Center on October 19. O’Connor says many community members have asked why the Kenai Spur Highway needs to be moved. Josselyn O’Connor with the Alaska LNG Project… O’Connor: “That’ll be one big thing that we talk about at the open house are the safety concerns around this and the need for a potential relocation of the highway. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Kenai Peninsula Borough have been engaged in the process and both will be on hand as well to speak with the community.” She says community outreach and engagement is planned to continue and another open house for the Alaska LNG Project has been tentatively scheduled for early 2016.last_img read more

Federer tops Nadal in Wimbledon semis

first_imgWIMBLEDON, England (AP):Roger Federer waited 11 years to get another shot at Rafael Nadal on Centre Court. This one was a semi-final, not a final. It was settled in four sets, not five.Felt like just as much of a classic contest, though, one that anyone present is not likely to forget.That, of course, includes Federer, who managed to pull away and beat long-time rival Nadal 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 yesterday by finally coming through on his fifth match point.“I’m exhausted. It was tough at the end,” Federer said. “Rafa played some unbelievable shots to stay in the match. I thought the match was played at a very high level.”Federer closed in on a ninth championship at the All England Club and 21st Grand Slam trophy in all. In tomorrow’s final, Federer will go up against Novak Djokovic, who is the defending champion and seeded No. 1.Djokovic overcame Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 earlier yesterday to reach his sixth Wimbledon final. Djokovic is eyeing a fifth championship at Wimbledon and 16th major title.As entertaining Djokovic vs Bautista Agut was – including a 45-stroke point won by Djokovic – it was merely a tasty appetiser ahead of the day’s delectable main course.Not only was this the 40th instalment of Federer vs Nadal, but it also was their first meeting at Wimbledon since the 2008 final. Nadal won that one 9-7 in a fifth set that ended after 9 p.m., as any trace of daylight disappeared, in what some consider the greatest tennis match in the sport’s lengthy annals.last_img read more

Discounted prices this weekend

first_imgThe Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate, will have 15 per cent off all merchandise in store this Saturday (December 15th).Meanwhile, the recently launched Bristol Sport Store at Cabot Circus will also run the same offer on Saturday and Sunday (December 16th).The Cabot Circus store is open until Sunday, December 30th.BROWSE THE STORElast_img