Project cargo moves through Papenburg for Gabon

first_imgRobert Nyblad products include extremely large ring motors with individual weights of about 500 tonnes, sluice gates and turning machines (pictured below).Using the machine shipped to Gabon, fully laden wagons can be turned on their sides and emptied, without disconnecting individual wagons during the turning procedure.In Gabon, the machines are used to unload mined ore which has been transported by rail to the seaport for loading onto bulk vessels.The machine was loaded with the support of two heavy-duty cranes onto a multi-purpose ship from Amasus Shipping.Papenburg is one of the ports represented by Seaports of Niedersachsen.www.seaports.dewww.amasus.nllast_img read more

Record August for Virginia

first_imgThe port’s recorded cargo volume showed an 8.1 percent year-on-year increase, while its August operating income increased 168 percent compared with the same period last month, at USD2.2 million.The port also worked 169 vessels in August, including container, breakbulk and ro-ro ships.”We are two months into fiscal 2015 and have posted strong volumes and modest profitability, but this is only one part of the goal,” said John F. Reinhart, ceo and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA).”We’re continuing to implement constructive changes to better serve our customers and stakeholders,” added Reinhart.This week saw the port’s Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT) re-open after an idle three years, which was reported by HLPFI on September 15.www.portofvirginia.comlast_img read more

Chicago’s mayor details mentoring plans in crime speech

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: The Associated Press Published: September 23, 2016 6:46 AM EDT CHICAGO (AP) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel appealed to Chicago residents for help fighting the troubling rise in city violence, announcing youth mentoring efforts, policing strategies and gun legislation as his plan to fight and prevent crime.He used the invitation-only speech Thursday to cap off announcements in recent days that the city will add nearly 1,000 police officers, expand the use of body cameras and require de-escalation training, reforms in the wake of an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation of the police department.The former White House chief of staff highlighted a new $36 million public-private mentoring partnership that’ll help over 7,000 youths over the next three years, veering from prepared remarks when describing the struggles young people face in neighborhoods tormented by gangs and violence.“The deck has been stacked against the kids,” he said. “It’s time we reshuffle the deck and put our kids on the top of that deck.”Inside the Malcolm X College gym on Chicago’s near West Side, security was tight and the reception was friendly with the audience of aldermen, community leaders and Emanuel administration members applauding at least a dozen times during the 40-minute speech. Outside, there were a few protesters calling for scrutiny of police misconduct investigations, a theme that’s rippled for months.Emanuel, in his second term as mayor, has been trying to rebuild trust in his leadership, particularly after the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer. The officer was charged with murder, but only after a judge ordered the public release of the graphic squad car video last year. Circulation of the video prompted frequent protests, allegations of a cover-up and repeated calls for Emanuel to step down.The Justice Department has since launched a systemic probe of department practices. And Emanuel, who initially opposed the idea of a federal probe, said Thursday that the city should work with federal agencies to improve.“Fighting crime requires a partnership between the police and the community. And we all know that this partnership has been tested in Chicago,” he said. “It is a problem that has festered in this city for decades. The shooting of Laquan McDonald brought it to a breaking point.”His speech also touched on new technology, including gunshot-tracing cameras; gun shop legislation; and the need for more neighborhood resources.He bluntly asked Chicagoans for assistance. Calling respect “a two-way street,” he said there’s no pass for people to taunt police or for officers to dismiss citizens who need help.“Every one of us has a role to play in rebuilding the vital partnership between our police and the community. We all have to hold ourselves, and each other, to a higher standard,” he said. “So today I am calling on all Chicagoans to join in a comprehensive plan – a blueprint – to confront gun violence.”Emanuel recapped changes instituted by his administration, including abolishing the agency that handles police investigations and pitching a new system for reviewing police misconduct and department audits.Chicago has seen a dramatic rise in the number of shootings and homicides this year. In August alone, there were 90 homicides, marking the first time in two decades there have been that many in a single month. Overall, the city has recorded more than 500 homicides this year – higher than all of 2015 – and is on pace to climb past the 600-homicide mark for the first time since 2003.The city’s image has also come up on the presidential campaign trail with Republican nominee Donald Trump suggesting Thursday that Chicago is more violent than Afghanistan. Trump also endorsed a stop-and-frisk policing method for the city, which a federal judge said New York City used unconstitutionally because of its overwhelming impact on minority residents.During the speech, Emanuel described several high-profile cases, his voice cracking when noting the shooting death of the 19-year-old son of a Chicago police officer.Emanuel didn’t specify how the city would pay for the new efforts in his speech, including the addition of the new officers, which is expected to cost about $134 million.The addition of police has prompted criticism from groups including Black Lives Matter, who say resources should be spent on schools, health care and affordable housing.Alderman Willie Cochran said he was encouraged by Emanuel’s efforts, but said more could have been done sooner.“He knew all along there was a need,” he said. “The proof is in the pudding.”center_img Chicago’s mayor details mentoring plans in crime speech SHARElast_img read more

Freight Australia sale agreed

first_imgON MARCH 29 RailAmerica announced that it had reached agreement to sell its Victorian operating subsidiary Freight Australia to Pacific National for A$285m. The deal is subject to ratification by the Victoria state government and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.RailAmerica purchased Freight Australia from the Victorian government in 1999 for A$163m, but last year the group decided to concentrate on its core North American operations. Pacific National has already paid A$14·25m in cash for Freight Australia, and will pay the remainder when the deal is completed. This will enable RailAmerica to pay off US$59m in senior debt.Freight Australia CEO Marius van Onselen said it was ’the only rail business privatised by the Kennett government to exit with cash in its pocket’, noting that the management team ’can be proud of their achievements in turning the business into a profitable rail company for the shareholders.’Toll Holdings Managing Director Paul Little said the deal offered ’significant added value’ for both Victoria and Pacific National. He insisted that Pacific National was keen to take over the remaining 40 years of Freight Australia’s lease on 4000route-km in Victoria, where the primary traffic is grain. nlast_img read more

Jamaican accused of deliberately infecting Canadian women with HIV

first_imgA Jamaican man accused of deliberately infecting Canadian women with HIV has been extradited from Jamaica to Toronto, Canada for trial. The accused man, George Flowers, is charged with 12 counts of sexual assault. It is alleged that Flowers knowingly engaged in sexual intercourse with several women without disclosing his HIV status. Four women have brought cases against him. According to information released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica, three of the four complainants subsequently contracted HIV. All the complainants swore in affidavits that they would not have had sexual intercourse with him had they known he was HIV positive.Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has refused International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommendations to fix his country’s nagging economic woes, insisting his Government will stick to its own program. A team from the IMF recently wrapped up consultations with the Barrow administration, warning that public debt remains too high and further fiscal consolidation is needed. It proposed a series of corrective measures, including a hike in the General Sales Tax from 12.5 to 15 percent and the removal of tax exemptions, among other measures. However, Barrow flatly rejected the advice, insisting it’s not in the best interest of his country.The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park will host a free concert celebrating its grand opening on Independence Day, July 4. The event will feature entertainers Kelly Price, Tavares, John Elefante of the band Kansas, France Joli, Wayne Wonder and Eddie Santiago. The amphitheater’s opening will feature a Kid’s Zone for children of all ages as well as a variety of contests, food and novelty vendors.And in Sports Jamaican high hurdler Omar Thomas lowered his world leading mark while winning the 110 meters hurdles at the Jamaican national athletics trials in Kingston. McLeod clocked 12.90 seconds in vivtory. Other winners included Jaheel Hyde in the 400 meters hurdles, double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson in the women’s 100 meters and Yohan Blake in the men’s equivalent.Here’s What’s Trending.The relatives of Jawara McIntosh, the son of Reggae icon Peter Tosh, are demanding answers following news he was beaten and has been in a coma for several months while incarcerated in a New Jersey prison. McIntosh, who performs under the name Tosh1, was sentenced to six months in prison after found with 64 pounds of marijuana in his car trunk. Prison authorities have blamed his injuries on an inmate.For Tomorrow’s weather forecastIt will be partly cloudy with scattered showers likely in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties with a high of 90 and a low of 75 degrees. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

Caribbean Zika Response & Preparedness Goes to Boetica & Delice

first_img 55 Views   no discussions Share Tweet LifestyleLocalNews Caribbean Zika Response & Preparedness Goes to Boetica & Delice by: – January 28, 2020 Sharing is caring!center_img Share The Dominica Red Cross continues with its Caribbean Response and Preparedness Project aimed at preventing and responding to the Zika virus disease. The Society is focused on reaching the public through improved community engagement, action and support, as well as to coordinate and share knowledge with other stakeholders. The key project interventions included Risk Communication, Community Clean-up Campaigns & Vector Control, School & Household Sanitation.It was all hands-on deck as the Dominica Red Cross Clean-up Campaign Mosquito Search and Destroy began in the Community of Boetica & Delice from January 17th – January 23rd, 2020. Environmental Health Officials, stakeholders, partners, vector control workers and Dominica Red Cross Delice Branch Volunteers turned out at the meeting point in Delice to intensify public awareness on Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus.Project Manager for Caribbean Zika Response & Preparedness Project Sylvester Jno Baptiste reiterated the reason for the Clean-up. “We continue to see an increase in mosquito breeding. It is crucial that we consistently search for and destroy mosquito breeding sites”.  The clean-up which has been executed in other communities is “aimed at motivating the public to get all Dominicans involves in the clean-up effort specifically destroying the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads the dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses and which is found in and around homes’ stated Jno Baptiste.Some of the stakeholders and partners who supported the clean-up included the Environmental Health Department, The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation and the Delice Village Council.– / 6 Sharelast_img read more

Mark Trumbo’s 2-run shot sends Orioles past Tribe 6-4

first_img Kyle Lewandowski Related TopicsIndiansJose RamirezOriolesTrevor Bauer Back-to-back doubles by Manny Machado and Chris Davis gave the Baltimore Orioles a one run lead in the seventh before Mark Trumbo stepped to the plate and hit his 15th home run on the season on a ball that just barely got over the right field fence.That would be the difference in the game as the Orioles outlasted the Tribe by a score of 6-4.Machado, who’s pretty good at this baseball thing, had four hits in five chances to lead the charge for the Orioles. He had a pair of doubles and scored two runs.From the start it looked like it was going to be a short outing for Trevor Bauer and a long night for the Tribe.Bauer put the Tribe in an early 3-0 hole after the first but settled down nicely going the next five frames without letting another Oriole batter cross the plate.Bauer finished the night throwing 103 pitches (65 strikes) while logging six innings, surrendering three runs on nine hits, two walks and four strikeouts.The Indians fought back to tie the game at three in the fifth before the Orioles took back control in the seventh.Jose Ramirez and Juan Uribe got the scoring started for the Tribe in the second with back-to-back doubles of their own to give the Indians their first run.Ramirez collected a career high four base hits throughout the ballgame in just four at-bats with two singles and two doubles.Mike Napoli brought the Tribe within one in the fourth when he launched a solo shot 442 feet to the bleachers in left.Francisco Lindor would tie the game at three in the fifth with a sac fly to right. In the seventh he hit a solo blast to right, his 4th of the season.It was the top half of the seventh that did in the Tribe when Zach McAllister allowed the three run outburst by the Orioles.The Indians tried to rally back in the eighth when they loaded the bases with one out before Chris Gimenez hit a sharp one hopper to second baseman Jonathan Schoop who turned a nifty 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.Zach Britton came on for the O’s in the ninth and slammed the door with a 1-2-3 ninth.The two teams will play game two of their three game set Saturday at 4:10 when the Tribe’s Danny Salazar squares off with former Indian Ubaldo Jimenez.last_img read more

Sandcastle Days kicks off this weekend

first_img Share PRESS Staff ReportThe 29th Annual Sandcastle Days kicks off this weekend at Clayton’s Beach Bar on South Padre Island.The event will include appearances by 12 master sculptors who will show off their skills by creating masterpieces on the beach behind Clayton’s. The sculptors hail from as far away as Canada and Bulgaria.This year’s festivities will include several new additions, including a graffiti wall sculpture created by Texas sand sculptor Joaquin Cortez.Music, vendors and more will also be available on the deck at Clayton’s, as well as activities for little kids and big kids alike. Taking place during the festivities will also be a fashion show featuring garments made from found objects and recycled materials called Trashion Week. Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.center_img RelatedSeason of Sand: 31st Annual Sandcastle Days begins WednesdayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Whether you’re a kid, or you’re a kid at heart, you’re sure to have fun at one of South Padre Island’s longest-running events: Sandcastle Days. The 31-year-old event, which celebrates the ephemeral art of sandcastle building, kicks off this coming Wednesday at Clayton’s…September 28, 2018In “News”Writer’s Block: It’s Time for SandBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com This weekend is shaping up to be an excellent one for the 31st Annual Sandcastle Days, and I can’t wait. The beaches are wide this year, free from last year’s king tides which forced the sand sculptors to huddle close to the base…October 5, 2018In “Editor’s Column”32nd Annual Sandcastle Days starts next weekendBy GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Special to the Parade Starting next weekend, on Wednesday, October 2, Sandcastle Days begins their 5-day event at Clayton’s Beach Bar, complete with sand sculptures from master sculptors, a mercado, sand sculpting lessons at “Sandcamp,” live bands, numerous sand sculpture competitions, water slides, bouncer, and a…September 27, 2019In “Event”last_img read more

Argos win four of five events on day two at NSISC Championships

first_imgArgos win four of five events on day two at NSISC Championships CLEVELAND, Miss. – The No. 21 West Florida women’s swimming and diving team moved closer to No. 8 Delta State on the second day of the New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference Championships at the DSU Aquatic Center on Thursday. The Argonauts won four of five events and now trail DSU in the team standings by a score of 390-365. Henderson State sits in third place with 246 points after the second day, followed by Ouachita Baptist (227) and Emmanuel (Ga.) (126), in that order.“Today was a special day,” said UWF head coach Andrew Hancock. “We got our first conference championships in the history of our program, and hopefully there will be many more. We did it in commanding fashion, winning four of the five events that were offered today. That really got everyone’s attention, and hopefully we can keep it going as we move on.”Diver Josie McKee (Canton, Ohio/Malone) made history in the early session of the day, winning the 3 Meter event to mark the first individual conference champion in UWF history. McKee posted a score of 460.95, barely missing her own school record of 462.60. UWF placed first and second in the event, as Meghan Zets (Grovetown, Ga./Grovetown HS) was right behind McKee with a score of 416.15.“It was really exciting to win today,” said McKee. “It was all-in-all a great day, and my teammate Meghan got second place so it was even better. It’s awesome to be a part of the first individual conference win. To be able to win anything is great, but it’s special to be the first. I’m really excited to be here with the rest of the girls and cheering everyone on.”The Argos’ next two wins came in the evening session, starting with Anna-Marie Macht’s (Markkleeberg, Germany/Darton State) win in the 200 IM. Macht swam a time of 2:03.69, marking a new NSISC record, DSU Aquatic Center record and school record.Macht led a dominant group of Argonauts in the 200 IM, as Cheryl Corvo (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Florida Gulf Coast) finished third, Paulina Szydlo (Wroclaw, Poland/Gimbasket HS) fourth and Jennifer Starck (Hunstville, Ala./Huntsville HS) fifth. Corvo (2:08.09) and Szydlo (2:08.47) both posted NCAA B-cut qualifying times in the race. Corvo had also posted a B-cut time in the morning prelim at 2:08.03.“It was an amazing feeling to win today,” said Macht. “I did not expect to swim my best time today, but I just felt really strong at the end. When I touched the wall and saw the time, I couldn’t believe it.”Peggy de Villiers (Somerset West, South Africa/Drury) was the next individual conference champion for UWF, as the sophomore placed first in the 50 Free. Just like Macht in the 200 IM, de Villiers’ time in the 50 Free (23.30) was a new NSISC record, DSU Aquatic Center record and school record.“I was really happy with the win,” said de Villiers. “It’s a great confidence boost leading into nationals. I’m happy with my time. I would have liked to have gone a little faster, but I got a new conference record and pool record so I’m really happy with that.”Emily Mitchell (Allen Park, Mich./Darton State) placed fourth in the 50 Free with a time of 24.35. Her prelim time of 24.12 during the morning session was an NCAA B-cut qualifying time.The Argos finished the day on a high note, winning the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:35.42. The winning team included Mitchell, de Villiers, Carla Robles (Miami, Fla./Coral Reef HS) and Macht. The win marked the first relay conference championship in school history.“It was incredible to share that experience with my teammates, the girls that I train with every day,” explained de Villiers.During the 500 Free, the Argos’ highest finisher was Karisa Kostecki (Lithia, Fla./Newsome HS) in fifth place. The freshman swam a time of 5:10.87, and she was followed by teammates Phoebe Briant (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville HS) in sixth and Nicole Harder (Lutz, Fla./Sunlake HS) in seventh. In the 500 Free prelims, Savannah Antonetz (Lake Charles, La./Barbe HS) competed as an exhibition and swam a school record time of 5:09.89.The third day of the championship will begin Friday morning at 10 a.m. with prelims in the 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast and 100 Back. The 1 Meter diving event will also begin during the early session on Friday. Fans can follow the action with live coverage links at www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Individual conference champions Josie McKee (left), Anna-Marie Macht (middle) and Peggy de Villiers (right) (Photos by UWF athletic communications) last_img read more

Ulcer keeps Ogasawara from camp

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Kashima Antlers midfielder Mitsuo Ogasawara, instrumental in the Ibaraki club’s treble-winning 2000 season, will not take part in Japan’s five-day training camp, which begins Sunday.The Japan Football Association confirmed Saturday that Ogasawara has been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer which prevented him from being able to train properly with his Kashima teammates at the club’s preseason camp in Kyushu. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Ogasawara will be replaced by Kashima forward Tomoyuki Hirase and Nagoya striker Kenji Fukuda for Japan’s camp for the March 24 friendly with France in Paris. last_img read more