First ship of the season for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

first_imgTwo more ships will move through the port in coming weeks carrying additional wind turbine components for the project.Port and local officials boarded the vessel for a brief ceremony, presenting the ship’s captain, Capt. Gert J.K. Mol, with gifts including an Indiana state flag and a vintage Port of Indiana South Shore poster.The first ship signifies the start of the shipping season, the arrival of vital materials for local business and the start of another work season for longshoremen, crane operators, truckers and businesses that depend on the port.Avonborg was the first ship through the St. Lambert lock in Québec, Canada, as the St. Lawrence Seawayopened its 53rd shipping season on March 22.In recent years, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has become a hub for shipping wind turbines. The port handled its largest single shipment of turbine components in 2010 with 11 ships carrying 134 complete wind turbine units (pictured below). The port also moved its first export shipment of wind equipment last year as two loads of turbines from Acciona Windpower in Iowa were shipped to Belledune, New Brunswick.last_img read more

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Norfolk Southern announces plan to acquire Delaware & Hudson line

first_imgUSA: On November 17 Norfolk Southern Corp announced plans to acquire 455 km of track between Sunbury, Pennsylvania, and Schenectady, New York, from the Delaware & Hudson Railway Co subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway. The US$217m purchase is subject to approval by the Surface Transportation Board, which the railways hope to obtain in the second quarter of 2015. The route connects with the NS network at Sunbury and Binghamton, and would give NS single-line routes from Chicago and the southeastern USA to Albany and its Mechanicville, New York, intermodal terminal, as well as an improved connection to its Pan Am Southern joint venture. NS would acquire D&H’s Binghamton workshop along with other facilities. D&H will continue to serve local customers in Schenectady and Buffalo. NS intends to take on about 150 D&H employees, with adversely affected staff entitled to standard labour protections.‘Acquiring this portion of the D&H provides for more efficient rail transportation system by consolidating freight operations with a single carrier,’ said NS Chief Executive Wick Moorman. ‘Aligning the D&H track with Norfolk Southern’s 22-state network allows us to connect businesses in central Pennsylvania, upstate New York and New England with domestic and international markets while enhancing the region’s competitive rail and surface transportation market.’last_img read more

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Hosts Egypt kick off AFCON 2019 with win over Zimbabwe

first_imgEgypt to host AFCON 2019 Mohamed Salah links up with Egypt squad ahead of AFCON 2019 Egypt says no to hosting AFCON 2019center_img Egypt’s forward Mohamed Salah (L) and Egypt’s midfielder Tarek Hamed (R) congratulate Egypt’s midfielder Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan (C) on his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) Egypt’s forward Mohamed Salah (2nd-L) greets Egypt’s midfielder Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan as he celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019. (Photo credit KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)Hosts Egypt started their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on Friday with a narrow 1-0 win against Zimbabwe in their Group A match played at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo.Midfielder Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan, who plays for Turkish side Kasimpasa, netted the only goal of the game four minutes before halftime.The game kicked off following a stunning 30-minute opening ceremony that included huge pyramids on the pitch, the unveiling of a giant replica of the trophy and ended in a massive fireworks display.The Pharaohs dominated the game controlling possession and registering more attempts on goal than Zimbabwe did but could not add to their tally. Zimbabwe goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda made three good saves during the game to deny Marwan Mohsen, Abdallah Said and Mohamed Salah.Zimbabwe had a golden chance to take the lead on 36 minutes when quick thinking from a free-kick allowed Khama Billiat to run in behind the Egyptian defence but goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy was quick off his line to block the attempt.Zimbabwe, despite not scoring or seriously troubling Egypt thereafter, did enough to offer their fans hope of getting results and, possibly, advancing from the group.A point of concern for Zimbabwe was Sibanda coming off with an injury following a collision with Egypt’s Mohsen. Sibanda was replaced by Elvis Chipezeze with 10 minutes to play. Chipezeze pulled off a save to deny Salah four minutes from time.Egypt, runners-up in the 2017 edition, are bidding to win a record-extending eighth AFCON title. This is also the fifth time Egypt is hosting the tournament.Group A’s other teams, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, play each other later on Saturday at the same venue.Also on Saturday, in Group B, Nigeria begin their campaign against debutantes Burundi in Alexandria while Guinea take on the second of three tournament debutantes Madagascar also in Alexandria.Relatedlast_img read more

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Nigeria hopes new visa policy attracts trade, boosts economy

first_imgNollywood injects hope in Nigeria’s contracting economy Made in Nigeria campaign hopes to revive economy Related Insecurity Threatens Nigeria’s Economy Nigeria has relaxed its immigration regulations in a new visa policy unveiled by the president, interior minister and other top technocrats at the presidency in Abuja.The enhanced visa policy by Nigeria, one of Africa’s key economies, came on the back of the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), a treaty seeking to establish a continent-wide marketplace with increased trade and freer movement among its major economic powers.The move primarily seeks to attract foreign investors as well as to boost trade in Africa’s biggest economy and most populous nation.The new directives provide for a visa on arrival for citizens of African Union member countries, while visitors interested in tourism and entertainment should benefit from the new electronic visa.“This new Visa Policy will advance our goal of building a globally competitive economy, by helping attract Innovation, and specialized skills and knowledge from abroad, to complement locally available ones. We are sending a message to the world that Nigeria is Open for Business,” President Buhari said in a tweet.last_img read more

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Dominica welcomes Costa Magica

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share The MV Costa Magica made its inaugural cruise call to Dominica on Thursday, January 2 at the Woodbridge Bay berth.Chie executive officer of Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA) Benoit Bardouille, who welcomed the vessel to Dominica’s shores, stated that they have been working very hard with Costa Cruises and there has been an increase in the number of calls as a result.He also encouraged the crew and passengers to speak positively about the island “so that we can continue to receive increased calls from Costa”.Bardouille noted that a significant number of passengers disembarked to visit the island.“I am sure that based on the feedback coming from the passengers that we will get increased visits from Costa.”The vessel which is part of Costa Cruises is scheduled to make two cruise calls to Dominica during the 2013/2014 season.Costa Magica Captain Alfredo Romeo exchanging gifts with permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Stephenson HyacinthPermanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Stephenson Hyacinth said, “We are a developing country and we would welcome any suggestions, ways in which you think we can improve on the product”.Hyacinth however added “at this time we are satisfied that we have a product that is beyond compare”.“We hope the next time we will give the island more time and let our guests appreciate this calling on Dominica,” ship captain Alfredo Romeo noted.The ship has a passenger capacity of 2680 as well as a number of crew members and thirteen public decks.It has 1,358 cabins, 4 restaurants and eleven bars. It also has a wellness center with a gym, treatment rooms, saunas and a Turkish bath.The Costa Magica also has five Jacuzzis, 4 pools, a multipurpose sports pitch, an outdoor jogging track, casino, disco, internet point, library, duty free shopping stores, children’s area and a theatre three levels tall with two shows daily.Sister ship to the Costa Magica, the Costa Meditteranea, has been making cruise calls to Dominica for a number of years. It was also in port at the Roseau Cruise ship berth on January 2.[nggallery id = 440]Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominica welcomes Costa Magica by: – January 2, 2014 Tweet 218 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Crime affecting Caribbean development — UNDP report

first_img Sharing is caring! 20 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Crime affecting Caribbean development — UNDP report by: – January 20, 2014 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report on the region has found that high levels of violent crime are hindering development in the Caribbean.The report notes that 8.5 per cent of the global population resides in Latin America and the Caribbean and yet 27 per cent of the world murders take place in the region.The report is critical of what it termed the hard line “Iron Fist” policies of Caribbean countries to deal with crime, describing them as “short-sighted … policies, which have proven ineffective and, at times, detrimental to the rule of law”.The report released last week, notes that cracking down hard on criminals is not enough if corruption within the police is seen to be an issue and they are not seen as a “legitimate” force. Challenges facing the justice system include improving police performance and effectiveness; eradicating corruption and promoting legitimacy; and stamping out abuses of power in order to build legitimacy and protect human rights.The Caribbean Human Development Report (HDR) 2012: Human Development and the Shift to Better Citizen Security, commissioned by the UNDP as the first HDR on the Caribbean, analyses the impact of insecurity and violence on human development, within the development context of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).Most importantly, the Caribbean HDR provides evidence based recommendations on how to better address insecurity and violence in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries.The Caribbean is diverse, comprising several geographic groupings, including island countries and nations on the mainland. Seven countries were selected for research, in order to represent variations in geography, population size, level of development, and the degree and character of the problem of insecurity.The selected countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.Caribbean Media Corporationlast_img read more

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LIAT and Antigua State College sign MOU for Engineering Technician Programme

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, March 23, 2015 – LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Evans, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Antigua State College (ASC) for an Engineering Technician Training Programme in Aircraft Maintenance.Other industry partners in the new programme, which commenced in September 2014, are Antigua-based Caribbean Helicopters; the College of the North Atlantic and the Marine Institute of Memorial University, both based in Newfoundland, Canada. There are 26 apprentices enrolled in the programme and the ASC anticipates a maximum of 15 new entrants every two years.Mr. Evans explained that a major component of the three-year programme will be on-the-job training and students will come to LIAT for the practical hands-on training, while the theoretical aspects of the study will be done at ASC. Engineers from LIAT’s Engineering and Maintenance Department will also serve as tutors for the programme.The students will be provided on-the-job training during the second year of the programme, followed by a one-year internship at LIAT.The LIAT CEO said the programme came about as a result of a need to have a pool of skilled aircraft mechanics and engineers to support the airline’s Maintenance and Engineering Department, adding that there is a very high demand, in the Caribbean and elsewhere, for qualified people with aircraft maintenance skills.At the end of the training, students will be equipped to take their License Without Type Rating (LWTR) examination administered by the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA), and will also be qualified to work as Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, not only in Antigua and Barbuda but all over the world.LIAT will have the first option of employing the best and brightest of the graduates. EducationLocalNewsTertiary LIAT and Antigua State College sign MOU for Engineering Technician Programme by: – March 23, 2015center_img Share Share 290 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 6 in First NCAA Regional Rankings

first_imgUWF is in the midst of one of its best seasons in program history with a 16-7 record. The team’s current .696 winning percentage is the third best single season mark in school history. Full NCAA DII Regional Rankings The NCAA will announce region rankings for the next two weeks – on Feb. 22 and March 1 – leading up to selection Sunday on March 5 at 9:30 p.m. Central time on NCAA.com. For information on UWF athletics, visit GoArgos.com Print Friendly Version UWF continues GSC play this weekend with North Alabama on Thursday and Alabama Huntsville on Saturday.center_img The region polls will determine the five at large bids to the eight-team NCAA South Region Tournament in March. The eight-team tournament will consist of the three conference tournament champions from the south region (Gulf South, Sunshine, Southern Intercollegiate) and five at-large bids. The men’s region will be March 10, 11 and 13 at the location of the top seed. West Florida, who’s 11 conference wins is a new single-season high for the program, is ranked behind three GSC schools who take up the top three spots. Alabama Huntsville, Valdosta State and Delta State are ranked No. 1, 2 and 3, respectively. The Sunshine State Conference’s Barry and Eckerd slid into the No. 4 and No. 5 spots. INDIANAPOLIS  – The UWF men’s basketball team saw itself ranked No. 6 in the South Region in the first NCAA Division II South Region rankings of the 2016-17 season released on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Salip IAG dan Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Kini Jadi Maskapai Terbesar di Eropa

first_imgSudah sekira 14 tahun sejak Air France-KLM mempertahankan gelar sebagai maskapai terbesar di Eropa, pada akhirnya mereka harus mengakui bahwa Lufthansa, maskapai yang pada tahun 2017 silam tercatat memperkerjakan 129.424 pekerja ini berhasil menyabet gelar sebagai maskapai terbesar di Eropa – dengan catatan impresif, menerbangkan kurang lebih 142 juta penumpang di tahun 2018 kemarin.Namun perbandingan antara Air France-KLM dan Lufthansa ini akan semakin terlihat timpang pada tahun 2019, karena ada patokan nilai ukur yang dinamakan Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK). Tidak diragukan lagi, pertumbuhan Lufthansa sebagai maskapai terbesar di Eropa ini tidak lepas dari konflik internal yang terjadi di dalam tubuh Air France-KLM. Ya, perubahan manajemen di dalam tubuh maskapai yang berbasis di Tremblay-en-France ini membuat pendapatan mereka turun 81,6 persen di paruh pertama tahun 2019.Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman simpleflying.com (14/1/2019), kekhawatiran Air France-KLM untuk kembali merebut titel sebagai maskapi terbesar di Eropa ternyata bertambah besar manakala perusahaan penerbangan Anglo-Spanish yang berbasis di London, International Airlines Group (IAG) menunjukkan pertumbuhan yang signifikan di tahun 2018 kemarin. IAG terdiri dari maskapai-maskapai besar, seperti British Aiways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Level, Vueling dan Anisec.Sumber: BloombergSebagaimana yang dapat Anda lihat pada diagram di atas, IAG terus menunjukkan tren positif terhitung sejak tahun 2014 silam – bahkan sempat mengungguli Lufthansa pada tahun 2015 dan 2015. Di tahun 2018, Lufthansa berhasil mengungguli 0,2 persen dari Air France-KLM dan IAG dalam hal RPK. Ya, persaingan tiga maskapai ini diprediksi akan semakin memanas di tahun 2019.Pertumbuhan Lufthansa sebagai maskapai terbesar di Eropa dari segi jumlah angkut penumpang ini tidak lepas dari peran anak perusahaan mereka yang bergerak di sektor Low Cost Carrier (LCC), Eurowings. Di tahun 2018, Eurowings menyumbang rata-rata 18 persen pendapatan perusahaan. Belum lagi ekspansi besar-besaran yang dilakukan oleh Lufthansa, dimana itu juga memberikan sumbangsih besar dalam pencapaiannya ini.Baca Juga: Jerman Datangkan Saksi Bisu Pembajakan Lufthansa 1977, Indonesia Juga Punya Sejarah Yang MiripKhusus untuk Lufthansa, mereka telah menyiapkan sejumlah rencana strategis agar bisa mempertahankan titel yang kini bersandar di perusahaan – seperti membuka rute baru ke Austin, Texas dan Bangkok hingga penambahan 27 armada Airbus A320 baru.Terlepas dari itu setiap rencana yang akan diterapkan oleh tiga maskapai ini, akankah Lufthansa berhasil mempertahankan gelar sebagai maskapai terbesar di Eropa pada tahun 2019 ini? Sumber: wallpapercave.com Sejak penggabungan Air France-KLM pada tahun 2004 silam, grup maskapai penerbangan ini tercatat sebagai yang terbesar di Eropa – dan ‘gelar’ itu masih tersemat hingga tahun lalu. Namun kini gelar maskapai terbesar di Eropa tersebut sudah diambil alih oleh maskapai asal Negeri Bavaria, Lufthansa.Baca Juga: Lufthansa – Jadi Operator Boeing 747-8 Hingga Konsumen Caviar Terbesar di DuniaYa, tidak bisa dipungkiri bahwa Lufthansa telah melewati tahun 2018 dengan predikat sangat baik. Ini tidak bisa terlepas dari pengambil-alihan sejumlah perusahaan penerbangan yang pada akhirnya membuat maskapai ini berhasil menyalip Air France-KLM, grup penerbangan Franco-Dutch tersebut dalam menyabet predikat sebagai maskapai penerbangan terbesar di Eropa. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

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Russia wins Yokohama women’s ekiden, Japan 3rd

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES YOKOHAMA – Lilia Shobukhova and Lidia Grigoryeva set new records in the first two legs and their Russia teammates held out in cold rain for a wire-to-wire win in the Yokohama International Women’s Ekiden on Sunday.Inga Abitova and Galina Bogomolova also clocked the fastest times in the fourth and fifth legs, respectively, to help Russia win its eighth title and first in three years in the annual road relay.center_img The Russians covered the 42.195-kilometer course across Yokohama in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 55 seconds over six legs, finishing 2:53 ahead of runnerup China.Japan came in third in 2:17:28 after anchor Hitomi Niiya edged out Ethiopia’s Amena Denboba at the finish line. Niiya, a high school student in Okayama, was Japan’s only leg winner. last_img read more

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