South Africa’s Cardinal Maritime Receives Ultramax Bulker

first_imgSouth Africa’s Cardinal Maritime has taken delivery of an Ultramax bulker from Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI).The 61,000 dwt African Cardinal was delivered on September 26 from Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering in China, which is operated jointly by KHI and China COSCO Shipping.The newbuild is the second ship in the Cardinal Maritime fleet, according to VesselsValue data. The company also owns the 2019-built MR2 tanker Eternal Sunshine.Measuring 199 meters in length, the newly-delivered African Cardinal has a hold capacity of 77,539 cbm and incorporates energy saving technologies.The Panama-flagged bulker features four 30-ton deck cranes along the center in between the hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.last_img

Allseas Wins Europipe II Branch Work

first_imgSwitzerland-based Allseas has been awarded a contract by Danish transmission system operator Energinet for the pipelaying work related to installation of a new branch pipeline between Europipe II in the North Sea and the landfall at Houstrup beach in Denmark as part of the Baltic Pipe project.The Baltic Pipe project is connecting the Norwegian gas transmission system to the Danish transmission system by a subsea pipeline in the North Sea and then connecting to the Polish transmission system by a subsea pipeline in the Baltic Sea to facilitate the gas supply to Poland.The connection between the Norwegian grid and Denmark includes an offshore pipeline end manifold (PLEM) at the connection point to Europipe II – a 105 kilometers long offshore pipeline in the North Sea (Europipe II Branch Pipeline) routed to the landfall location at Houstrup beach and a 19 kilometers onshore pipeline from the landfall to the gas-receiving terminal at Nybro.According to the tender documents provided by Energinet, the value of the contract is approximately €88 million (about $100 million).last_img read more

Time to fight back against ‘cancer’ of corruption, says UN chief

first_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Time to fight back against ‘cancer’ of corruption, says UN chief by: – December 9, 2011 Tweet 24 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Photo credit: Un.orgUNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged everyone to do their part to stamp out corruption, which afflicts all countries, undermining social progress and breeding inequality and injustice.“All of us have a responsibility to take action against the cancer of corruption,” he declared in a message for International Anti-Corruption Day, which is observed annually on 9 December.No country, region or community is immune to corruption, which is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).Although the poor may be marginalized by corruption, they will not be silenced.This year UNODC and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have developed a joint global campaign, focusing on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and impacts education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.“When desperately needed development funds are stolen by corrupt individuals and institutions, poor and vulnerable people are robbed of the education, health care and other essential services,” said the secretary-general.“Although the poor may be marginalized by corruption, they will not be silenced,” he added. “In events across the Arab world and beyond this year, ordinary people have joined their voices in denouncing corruption and demanding that governments combat this crime against democracy.“Their protests have triggered changes on the international scene that could barely have been imagined just months previously.”Ban highlighted the efforts of the UN in helping countries combat corruption as part of its broader, system-wide campaign to help bolster democracy and good governance.He urged all governments that have not yet done so to ratify the UN Convention against Corruption, which he called a “powerful” tool in the fight against the scourge.He also called on businesses to adopt anti-corruption measures in line with the convention, noting that the private sector, too, stands to gain enormously from effective action.“On this International Anti-Corruption Day, let us pledge to do our part by cracking down on corruption, shaming those who practice it and engendering a culture that values ethical behaviour,” stated the secretary-general.Numerous events will be held around the world to mark the Day, including concerts, youth events and awareness-raising campaigns.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Joseph Weldishofer,42, St. Leon, IN

first_imgMass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:30 St. John the Baptist Church in Dover, IN with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, St. Leon, IN. Joseph Weldishofer, 42, of St. Leon, IN passed Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  He leaves his loving family: parents Joseph F. and Mary C. Weldishofer (Hodapp) of St. Leon, son Joseph A. Weldishofer, his siblings: Ron (Jane) of Sunman, IN, Terry (Tracey) of Bright, IN, Amber (Jim) of Aurora, IN, Greg (Kristen) of Frenchburg, KY, Lance of St. Leon, IN, Mitch (Julie) of St. Leon, IN, Tyler (C.J.) of Cincinnati, OH.  He also leaves many nieces and nephews.He leaves his aunts and uncles: Kate, Paul (Carol), Lawrence (Marilyn), Billy, Bertie, Dorothy (Lou), Wilma, Annie (Phil), Bonnie (Chris), Bill (Mary Ann),Jim (Charlene), and Ed (Dorothy).  He leaves many cousins.Godparents of Joseph A. Weldishofer are Dan and Cheryl Agapie.Joe was preceded in death by his sister Tammy, his uncles: Wilbur, Leo, Richard, Jim, and his aunt Evelyn.Joe was a member of Creative Visions Book Club, he enjoyed creating and fabricating his own jewelry. Donations can be made to family through UCB bank under The Joseph Weldishofer Benefit.center_img I may notHave gone whereI intendedTo go,But I thinkI’ve ended upWhere I Needed to be.last_img read more

Aston Villa join Caleb Chukwuemeka chase

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa deal Aston Villa is among the clubs interested in Northampton’s teenage striker prospect Caleb Chukwuemeka.Villa already have Chukwuemeka’s highly-rated brother, England under-17 midfielder Carney, on their books, and are keen to reunite the pair.Chukwuemeka senior, 18, is attracting interest after a prolific campaign for Northampton’s under-18s last season when he scored 16 goals and also recorded 14 assists before the youth football season was curtailed.Villa is at the front of the queue but Norwich and Belgian side Club Brugges are admirers of the speedy 6ft 3in Chukwuemeka too.Chukwuemeka’s contract situation has also encouraged his suitors.He has turned down Northampton’s offer of a first professional contract and now looks increasingly likely to leave the League One club.Tags: Aston VillaCaleb Chukwuemeka.Northamptonlast_img read more

Bale fails to attend training

first_img The two clubs forged a supposed partnership last summer following the sale of Luka Modric, but the Bale shirt sales and the construction of the stage inside the Bernabeu have annoyed Spurs chairman Daniel Levy greatly. Although Bale has his heart set on a move to Real, it emerged on Monday that Tottenham are considering at least one more offer for the player. It is also understood that Tottenham are unhappy with Real’s intention to spread the world-record fee over six years. Bale has always reported to Tottenham’s base for treatment on his foot injury throughout the transfer saga, but this is the first time he has not done so. Villas-Boas made it clear that he expected Bale to be back at the training ground following his weekend break in Marbella. Speaking after Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Swansea on Sunday, Villas-Boas said: “Tomorrow (Monday) is a day off. Tuesday is training so I would expect him to be there.” Bale is expected to miss the second leg of Tottenham’s Europa League play-off against Dinamo Tbilisi on Thursday. Manchester United have enquired about Bale’s availability in the past, but manager David Moyes denied they had renewed their interest in the player. Asked if United had made a bid, he said: ”No.” But, having not yet made a major signing since taking over at United, Moyes cryptically mentioned that he was still on the lookout for new players. He said: ”I have just said Manchester United are always interested in the best players. ”The board and myself would always be looking to sign who we think are the best players, whoever they are.” Spurs icon Glenn Hoddle has claimed chairman Daniel Levy still harbours hopes of holding on to Bale, who scored 31 goals for club and country last season. “I was at the Swansea game at the weekend and had a good chat with Daniel Levy,” Hoddle told talkSPORT. “He’s ambitious and believes, if Bale was to stay, that Tottenham could go on and do something really strong in the Premier League.” Although the transfer window shuts on Monday night, Tottenham are understood to be in no rush to sell Bale and they insist they will only let him go if the squad is strong enough to cope without him. They have already spent £60million this summer, but they are also looking to add Roma’s Erik Lamela to the squad and Steaua Bucharest centre-back Vlad Chiriches is expected to finalise his move to the north London club on Wednesday. Hoddle, who played at Spurs for 12 years before later going on to manage the club, thinks Levy will want to bring in more players soon after missing out on Brazil international Willian, who chose Chelsea over Tottenham last week. “It’s difficult for Daniel Levy to stop a player joining Real Madrid,” Hoddle added. “When they come knocking, and the lad wants to go, it’s difficult to say no. “I get the feeling there’s more business to be done though. Levy wants to strengthen the squad. “They needed Willian but he’s gone to Chelsea, and he must get someone who can unlock the door. “I’ve never seen a Spurs side look so powerful physically but they need someone, dare I say it like Gareth Bale, who can change the game. “Now, if they are preparing for life without Bale, then they definitely need to go into the market and buy a replacement who can open the door, but you can’t pick that sort of player up easily.” Sources in Bale’s camp played down suggestions that the player has become “furious and frustrated” with Tottenham’s handling of his proposed world-record transfer to Real Madrid. Yet it is clear that all three parties involved did not expect the saga to drag on for this long. Real first indicated their interest in Bale two months ago, but, with less than a week left of the transfer window, the 24-year-old remains a Spurs player. Real Madrid were so confident of signing Bale that they started selling replica shirts with his name on the back last week. Real also erected a stage at the Bernabeu as part of a big plan by president Florentino Perez to unveil the player at the home of the nine-time European champions. That unveiling was supposed to take place on Monday, two days before Bale was scheduled to turn out for the Spanish giants in a friendly against Deportivo La Coruna. But Real’s actions have only served to delay the Welshman’s transfer to the Spanish capital. Press Association Sport understands Tottenham have become increasingly annoyed with Real’s tactics this summer. Real Madrid target Gareth Bale did not report to Tottenham’s training ground on Tuesday morning, Press Association Sport understands. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said on Sunday that he expected Bale to be back in London on Tuesday after giving the forward the weekend off. Unlike the rest of his team-mates, the Welshman did not turn up for training at the club’s training ground in Enfield on Tuesday morning, however. Press Associationlast_img read more

FA set to examine Foy report

first_img Chelsea surrendered the initiative to Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League title race on Saturday when they lost 1-0 at Villa Park. Fabian Delph beat Petr Cech with a clever backheel eight minutes from time, and further drama unfolded soon after following a straight red card for Ramires. “People are going to comment on the decisions, but I am here to talk about the game,” Lambert said. “I want to talk about football and the good things about the game. “We were fantastic, everyone to a man. A young group of lads performed outstanding out there. “I think it’s unfair to single out any individual. It was a team performance.” Mourinho will learn his fate on Monday when the FA receives Foy’s report. Agbonlahor could also be censured for his role in the fracas. The whole evening was one to forget for Mourinho and Chelsea as a whole. It is understood that Chelsea are angry about reports that came from inside the ground that Mourinho and Chelsea captain John Terry tried to “storm” the referee’s room. The Blues insist neither Mourinho nor any of his players entered the room. Mourinho’s team now stand six points ahead of Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini’s men have three matches in hand. Mourinho must now lift his team for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Galatasaray. The score is 1-1 after a tense first leg in Turkey. The good news for Mourinho is that Samuel Eto’o is expected to be fit for the game. The Cameroonian sat out the Villa game as he was not 100 per cent but he should be available to face the Turks. The Brazilian was dismissed for a reckless two-footed lunge on Karim El Ahmadi right in front of the dugout. Mourinho, opposite number Paul Lambert and a number of coaches entered the pitch to try to cool the situation down. But, after being ushered off the pitch, Mourinho brushed past fourth official Jon Moss and went on to the pitch again, shouting towards referee Foy. Mourinho wanted to speak to Foy about the fact that Gabriel Agbonlahor went unpunished for coming off the bench and grabbing Ramires by the neck, but the referee was not interested and he sent the Portuguese to the stands. Mourinho, fearing another charge for bringing the game into disrepute, was careful not to question the integrity of Foy after the match, but he may still be sanctioned as the FA rule book says managers must not leave the confines of their technical area during the match. Rule E3 states any manager who does so could be liable to an FA charge, with a fine of £8,000-£12,000 a possible punishment. Should it be deemed that Mourinho, or any of the others who came on the pitch used abusive language, they could be banned for two matches. Villa boss Lambert was keen to talk about the result, rather than the dismissal of Mourinho, Ramires and Willian, who received a second yellow card for a push on Delph in the second half. Press Association The FA will examine Chris Foy’s match report before deciding whether to charge Jose Mourinho or any of those involved in the injury time melee during Chelsea’s defeat to Aston Villa. last_img read more

EHS girls’ swim team has best-ever showing at state championship meet

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ swim team recorded its best-ever finish at the state swim championships when it placed fifth of 21 teams in Monday’s Class B meet at the University of Maine.Senior Ellie Clarke, competing in her final meet for Ellsworth, set a team record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 1.49 seconds. Clarke also competed in the 50-yard freestyle, in which she placed fifth with a time of 25.57 seconds.Freshman Elena Springer also set a team record for Ellsworth with a score of 310.7 in the diving competition. Springer claimed fourth place in the 10-diver field.Kristy Barry placed fifth of 29 swimmers in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:21.74 and finish two spots behind Clark in the 100 backstroke. Other Eagles to earn individual medals were junior Caitlin MacPherson, who placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle, and senior Miriam Nelson, who was eighth in the 100-yard freestyle.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the relay events, the quartet of Barry, MacPherson, Clarke and Nelson placed third in the 200-yard freestyle relay and fifth in the 200-yard medley relay. The group of Abby Mazgaj, Katie Hammer, Kristen Moseley and Lillian Frank finished 11th in the 400-yard freestyle relay to earn a ribbon with a time of 4:18.95.Cape Elizabeth took home first place in the meet with 487 points. Greely (300.5 points), Mount Desert Island (245 points), Morse (201) points and Ellsworth (184.5) rounded out the top five.last_img read more

Paschal Chukwu a ‘difference-maker’ off the bench in SU’s win over Arkansas State

first_img Comments Published on December 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 When Jim Boeheim decided to start Marek Dolezaj over Paschal Chukwu at center, he wasn’t trying to send a message. Two-straight losses meant Boeheim wanted to find something different. He figured Dolezaj would provide movement to the Orange offense that Chukwu doesn’t.“(Chukwu) wasn’t playing good (earlier this season) and we want to win,” SU’s head coach said postgame.Boeheim got what he wanted, as Syracuse (8-4) beat Arkansas State (5-7) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome, 82-52. But it might not have come as he expected, as Chukwu racked up 13 rebounds and two blocks off the bench. Dolezaj, meanwhile, finished with two points in 16 minutes. As SU seeks the interior presence it’s so sorely lacked for most of the season, Chukwu’s reaction to his benching is a positive sign for the Orange with one nonconference game remaining.“Today I just saw an opportunity,” Chukwu said. “I just went for every rebound.”The expectation that Dolezaj would provide additional movement was correct. He led multiple fastbreaks before passing the ball off for SU, something the 7-foot-2 Chukwu would never do. The 6-foot-10 Slovakian threaded a bounce pass to a backdoor-cutting Elijah Hughes for a first-half slam, as well.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I know the coaches trust me and he’ll start me,” Dolezaj said. “… When the coach tells me go play center, go play point guard, I will do that.”Boeheim even put Bourama Sidibe in first, before subbing Chukwu on with 10:17 until halftime. The center made his impact felt quickly, with an offensive board and two free throws a minute into his time on the floor. Chukwu dominated the offensive glass all game, grabbing six boards on that end of the floor. On one rebound in particular, Chukwu grabbed it but his follow attempt floated over the rim and eventually was knocked out of bounds by Chukwu, himself. Frank Howard tried two alley-oop lobs to Chukwu, but neither ended in baskets.Chukwu finished with four points, all from the foul line, with both trips to the line coming off offensive boards.“The way he rebounded the ball was tremendous,” Hughes said, “and we needed every rebound that he got today.”As usual, it was at the defensive end that Chukwu made the largest impact. He grabbed seven defensive rebounds and blocked two shots. That doesn’t count the numerous shots he altered, forcing Arkansas State’s smaller guards to fling up floaters or fadeaways from further from the basket than they would’ve liked. Boeheim chose to start Chukwu in the second half, abandoning the Dolezaj experiment. He kept playing Chukwu while he was going well. And he played a influential part in SU’s dominant second-half defense, as the Red Wolves shot 5-for-25 from the floor, scoring 16 points in the last 20 minutes. “One of them was a bank (shot), and the other one a 3 was at the end of the game,” Boeheim said. “You can’t play better defense than that.”Chukwu said the benching didn’t upset him, because he’d been told ahead of time that  Dolezaj in the starting five. But he did have to adjust to the game flow after watching first. Whatever changes Chukwu had to make, they worked out for him and for the Orange.“I’m not used to it, but I still try to take advantage of it,” Chukwu said of coming off the bench. “…I think it really helped me a lot.”Chukwu’s performance meant a difference in his head coach’s postgame routine, as well. After Syracuse’s first 11 games, it wasn’t uncommon for Boeheim to walk to the postgame podium and berate his centers. “Terrible.”“Awful.”“Horrible.”Saturday, Boeheim had a different way of describing how Chukwu played: “Difference-maker.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Otto’s Army boycotting 2nd consecutive men’s basketball game

first_imgSyracuse’s official student section, Otto’s Army, will boycott the second consecutive men’s basketball game on Saturday night amid several hate crime and bias-related incidents over the past 10 days.In solidarity with #NotAgainSU, Otto’s Army announced at 3:34 p.m. on Twitter that they encourage students to join the sit-in at the Barnes Center instead of attending the basketball game against Seattle. Like they did on Wednesday, Otto’s Army is using the #UnPackTheDome slogan for the boycott. “From what we’ve seen, with the protests still going, and we still have acts like these going on, we want people to support the protests,” said Mike Bournival, Vice President of Otto’s Army.“Things like this are more important than sports,” Bournival added. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text#NotAgainSU, a movement led by black students, has occupied the lobby of the Barnes Center at The Arch since 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The demonstration was motivated by SU’s delayed communication of racist graffiti against black and Asian people in Day Hall.In the two days since the sit-in began, additional racist and bias-related graffiti directed toward Asian people was found in the bathroom in the Physics Building and on the third floor of Day Hall. A swastika drawn in the snow was discovered Thursday afternoon across from the 505 on Walnut, a luxury apartment complex. At 2:35 p.m. the Department of Public Safety alerted students via email of another racist graffiti incident, this time found in Haven Hall. It was the seventh reported hate crime in or around the SU campus in the past 10 days. Several Student Association cabinet members received hateful emails supporting hate crimes around campus on Saturday as well.“We hope to see continued change in the administration’s responses to such terrible events and continue as always to support the student body,” a Saturday evening press release from Otto’s Army said.Otto’s Army first decided to boycott last Wednesday’s game against Colgate, and less than 100 fans sat in the student section at tipoff. Some SU players supported Otto’s Army initiative. “Whatever they think is best,” sophomore guard Buddy Boeheim said after the Colgate game. “I think that definitely resolution needs to come from that. It’s unacceptable … You love when the students come to support, but when it comes to stuff like that you got to understand their position.”On Wednesday, Otto’s Army treasurer Matt Jensen was in the Carrier Dome, trying to inform and convince students of the protest and to not sit in the student section.Bournival said that to his knowledge, Otto’s Army is not planning to have a member there tonight. Otto’s Army received “mixed” reactions to Wednesday’s protest, he said. “From the student standpoint and other (organizations) on campus, we’ve received a lot of support all throughout the campus. “The only backlash is from people not associated with the university. It’s mainly people who are SU sports fans.”On Saturday, SU men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim met with protesters at the Barnes Center and expressed support for #NotAgainSU. Previously, he said that “We can’t go and blame the whole university for what could be one or two people that are obviously not the kind of people that should be here.”Bournival stressed that Otto’s Army is “not trying to force (coach) Boeheim or any of the players to take a stand or speak.”He said, “we just believe students should commit their full attention to the protest now.”The men’s basketball game tips off at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Asst. sports editor Anthony Dabbundo contributed reporting.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 16, 2019 at 5:25 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more