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Serie A: Balotelli Scores 1st Goal for Brescia in Loss to Napoli, Edin Dzeko Seals Roma Win

first_imgMilan: Mario Balotelli scored his first goal for new club Brescia but the promoted northerners fell to a 2-1 defeat to Napoli on Sunday as all the Italian teams in Europe warmed up with wins for next week’s action.Roma got back to winning ways beating Lecce 1-0 thanks to an Edin Dzeko goal, with city rivals Lazio also sealing all three points with a 4-0 hammering of Genoa. Italian international Balotelli headed in after 67 minutes in his second match for his hometown club having missed four games because of a ban he incurred with former side Marseille.First-half goals from Dries Mertens and Kostas Manolas ensured Napoli took all three points after their midweek loss to Cagliari, to boost confidence ahead of their Champions League trip to Belgian club Genk.Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli stay fourth with 12 points from six games, six behind league leaders Inter Milan who beat Sampdoria 3-1 on Saturday, before they play Barcelona in Europe.Inter have a maximum 18 points from six games — two ahead of Juve — after winning their first six league matches for the first time since the 1966-67 season.Champions Juventus beat SPAL 2-0 to stay second with Atalanta third — a point ahead of Napoli — after thrashing Sassuolo 4-1 on Saturday.Juve play Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday with Atalanta’s first ever Champions League home game against Shakhtar Donetsk.’I’M SATISFIED’Roma are fifth, a point behind Napoli, with Lazio a further point back in sixth.”Suffering is natural in these games if you don’t kill it off with 3-0 and then concede a goal, it all opens up again,” Ancelotti told DAZN.”But all in all I’m satisfied.”We played an excellent first half, the second was less impressive, but it was very hot and the players were tired.”Balotelli carried his daughter Pia, who lives in Naples with her mother and was decked out in the Napoli colours, onto the pitch at the San Paolo Stadium.Ancelotti’s side went ahead after 13 minutes. Mertens connected with a Jose Callejon cross to blast in his 114th goal in a Napoli jersey — one shy of Argentine legend Diego Maradona’s total from 1984 to 1991. Slovak Marek Hamsik leads both with 121.Manolas thought he had scored on six minutes later but the goal was ruled out after a VAR review. The Greek defender did head in just before the break off a Mertens corner.Then in a nervy final half hour Balotelli got his head to a Sandro Tonali corner to serve notice to Italy coach Roberto Mancini of his ambitions to play Euro 2020.It was his first goal in Italy in four years but Balotelli’s losing streak to Napoli stretched to eight games — having never won while playing for both Milan clubs, Manchester City, Nice and now Brescia.Brescia slip to 14th in the table.Elsewhere, both Roman clubs also warmed up for their Europa League games next week with wins after Serie A losses during the week.Dzeko’s header, his fourth goal in six games, made the difference against promoted Lecce, whose goalkeeper saved an Aleksandar Kolarov penalty.Lazio eased past Genoa largely thanks to Ciro Immobile, who scored the final goal and set up another, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Stefan Radu and Felipe Caicedo also on target.Stefano Okaka claimed all three ponts for Udinese at home against Bologna, with AC Milan hosting Fiorentina later on Sunday. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. as romaBresciaEdin Dzekofootball First Published: September 29, 2019, 11:07 PM ISTlast_img read more

Bureaucratic reshuffle: 35 secys, addl secys in govt depts

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 22 (PTI) Thirty-five senior bureaucrats have been appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments as part of a major reshuffle.All of these officers, were either working as joint or additionalsecretaries, have been promoted either in the same departments or moved to new ministries.Usha Sharma, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been appointed as director general of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), an order issued today by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.She is at present additional secretary in the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG). Telangana-cadre IAS officer Vasudha Mishra will be the new additional secretary in DARPG in place of Sharma.Manoj Kumar, chief vigilance officer of the Delhi Development Authority, will be additional secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, additional secretary in the Department of Commerce, has been appointed director general foreign trade. Sunil Kumar, who was joint secretary in the ministry, has been promoted and appointed in place of Chaturvedi.Ali Raza Rizvi has been named as CMD of the National Mineral Development Corporation. He is at present joint secretary in the Commerce Ministry.Narendra Nath Sinha, who is working in his cadre state Jharkhand, has been appointed as managing director of the National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.Gujarat-cadre IAS officer Raj Kumar will be new director general, Employees State Insurance Corporation. Rameshwar Prasad Gupta, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, has been appointed managing director, National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd (NAWADCO). He is joint secretary in the Coal Ministry.advertisementRavneet Kaur, joint secretary in Industrial Police and Promotion, has been appointed as CMD, India Tourism Development Corporation. Vijay Kumar Dev, Deputy Election Commissioner here, will be director general, National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. Ashok M R Dalawai, additional secretary in Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has been appointed as CEO of National Rainfed Area Authority. Anup Wadhawan will be additional secretary, Logistics, in the Commerce Ministry. J Rama Krishna Rao has been moved to National Commission for Minorities as its secretary from Defence Ministry. Barun Mitra, joint secretary in Shipping Ministry, will be additional secretary in Defence Ministry in place of Rao. Praveen Kumar will be additional secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. He is joint secretary in Ministry of Human Resource Development. Lalit Kumar Gupta, joint secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, has been appointed additional secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Sanjiv Gupta will be CEO, National E-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. He is at present additional secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. Anil Kumar Jain has been moved out of Niti Aayog as additional secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Leena Nandan, joint secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will be additional secretary and financial adviser in the same ministry. Pravir Krishna, joint secretary, Ministry of Shipping has been named as Managing Director, TRIFED in the rank and pay of additional secretary. Pradip Kumar Tripathi will be additional secretary, DoPT. Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Manoj Jhalani and Jiwesh Nandan will be additional secretaries in Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Defence Ministry respectively. Tripathi, Mishra, Jhalani and Nandan were working as joint secretaries in the same ministries. The posts held by Nilam Sawhney, Secretary in Central Vigilance Commission, and Udai Pratap Singh, Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority have been upgraded in the rank and pay of secretary. PTI AKV AARlast_img read more

Antetokounmpo Scores 25 as Bucks Beat Pelicans 123-115

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — As usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo put up the big numbers. But it was D.J. Wilson and his fellow reserves who caught the eye of first-year Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer.Antetokounmpo had 25 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Bucks got a big effort from their bench Wednesday night in a hard-fought 123-115 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.“It’s a huge statement. You need that throughout the season,” Budenholzer said. “You need your bench. It’s a really important part.”Wilson, who has seen little action this season due to lingering injuries, added nine points and 10 rebounds. He was on the court for much of the fourth quarter as Milwaukee improved to 21-9.“I think it just shows the work I’ve been putting in and the opportunity I’ve been given,” Wilson said.Antetokounmpo praised the effort of the second-year player.“D.J. has done a great job of just playing the game and waiting for his chance,” he said. “He’s learning right now.”Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled by New Orleans Pelicans’ Darius Miller during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-115. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Another bench player, newly acquired George Hill, had 11 points and hit a 3-pointer at the horn to end the third quarter and tie it at 90 in a game that featured seven ties and 14 lead changes through the first three periods. Tony Snell also chipped in with 13 points in a reserve role.New Orleans, already short-handed in the frontcourt due to a rash of injuries, played an extended stretch without star forward Anthony Davis, who led the Pelicans with 14 points and five rebounds in the first quarter. He limped off the court and directly to the locker room with an apparent left ankle injury in the waning seconds of the period after his legs got tangled with teammate Andrew Harrison underneath the basket as Harrison drew a charge on Thon Maker.Davis, who also appeared shaken up on the previous play when he fell to his knees after blocking a shot, returned to the bench briefly at the start of the second quarter before again heading to locker room. The Pelicans’ public relations staff tweeted shortly before halftime that Davis’ return was questionable due to illness, not injury. Davis returned to the bench in the third quarter and entered the game almost immediately.Davis did not speak with reporters after the game.“He was sick,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “He went in and lost his lunch a couple of times, but he was able to come back out.”Davis scored the Pelicans’ first nine points in the fourth quarter and finished with 27, along with 11 rebounds. Jrue Holiday had 25 points and 12 assists.The game remained tight throughout the fourth before the Bucks went on an 11-0 run to build a 10-point lead with 3:18 remaining. The Pelicans got no closer than six the rest of the way.The Bucks opened a 12-point lead in the second before New Orleans rallied to take a 66-62 lead at halftime sparked by Darius Miller, who poured in a season-high 17 points and finished with 20.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-115. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)STEPPING UPBackup center Jahlil Okafor, who has struggled, had a season-high 17 points in 13 minutes for New Orleans. “I’ve just been staying ready,” Okafor said. “My teammates were telling me to keep going, so they gave me a lot of confidence.”Gentry said the key is for Okafor “to relax and play under control.”“He’s just got to get into that right situation,” the coach said. “You have to keep yourself prepared.”TURNAROUNDAfter missing eight of nine shots, including seven of eight from 3-point range Sunday in a loss to Miami, Miller rebounded by making seven of 15 shots overall and going 6 of 11 from beyond the arc.TIP-INSPelicans: F Nikola Mirotic sat out for the third consecutive game with a right ankle injury. … F Julius Randle, who left Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter with a right ankle sprain, didn’t play. Miller replaced him in the starting lineup. … A right ankle injury also sidelined G Ian Clark.Bucks: G Malcolm Brogdon returned after missing two games with left hamstring soreness. … F Ersan Ilyasova missed a second consecutive game with a broken nose. … Rookie G Donte DiVincenzo has been assigned to the club’s G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd.UP NEXTPelicans: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.Bucks: Visit the Boston Celtics on Friday.—By RICH ROVITO , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

French Open 2019: Marketa Vondrousova will be new face of Czech tennis, says Hana Mandlikova

first_imgMarketa Vondrousova’s quest to become the first Czech woman to win the French Open for 38 years fell just short but she is destined to win a Grand Slam title, according to 1981 Roland Garros champion Hana Mandlikova.The 19-year-old left-hander’s dream run in Paris was ended emphatically by Australia’s Ashleigh Barty on Saturday, Vondrousova going down 6-1 6-3.Mandlikova was also 19 when she claimed the French Open, having already won the Australian Open title.She believes Vondrousova can emulate her and become the new face of Czech tennis.”I definitely think that,” Mandlikova told Reuters. “After Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova, Marketa is now the one to look for. She’s already an awesome player and she definitely has it in her to win a Grand Slam.”She just needs to work on mental toughness and just keep working hard on adding different elements to her game.”Despite not being seeded, Vondrousova’s run to the final was not a total shock considering her claycourts skills and the fact she has been the most consistent player on the WTA Tour since bowing out in the second round of the Australian Open.Her world ranking will rise to 16 on Monday and Mandlikova says the hard part for her will be that she is now a name, and her tricky game and deft drop-shots will no longer be a surprise.”It’s always easier when you’re a brand new face and have just appeared,” the 57-year-old said. “I’m not putting her game down because she has a talent, she has great hands.advertisement”She has lots of tools and other players don’t really know what they are or how she uses them, although Barty got her tactics spot on today.”I think the same thing happened with (2017 French Open champion) Jelena Ostapenko. She came here and hit bullets from everywhere and the girls didn’t know where they were going.”While a different sort of player to herself, Mandlikova, who was known for her serve and volley, believes Vondrousova can also be a threat at Wimbledon.”With her great hands she can play on grass very well, I think. She will use her slice and her lefty serve.”Vondrousova said Barty had not let her play her game but said the past fortnight would “change her life”, adding: “Of course I’m a little bit sad now because I lost. But it was a great two weeks.”It’s gonna be a bit strange because I’m going to be a seed at Grand Slams. A lot of things are going to change now, but I just can’t wait to get back home and see what’s gonna happen,” she told reporters.Also Read | Ashleigh Barty: The cricket star who went on to become French Open 2019 championAlso Read | I played the perfect match: Ashleigh Barty after French Open 2019 triumphAlso Seelast_img read more

Man Utd vs Barcelona: Legends match

first_imgManchester United Man Utd Legends vs Barcelona Legends: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, squads & match preview Oli Platt 00:50 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Barcelona Premier League Primera División The likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Edgar Davids will feature in the second leg of the charity tie between the two clubs on Saturday A team of Manchester United legends will take on their Barcelona counterparts in the second leg of a charity tie between the two clubs on Saturday.Karel Poborsky, Jesper Blomqvist and Dwight Yorke scored at Camp Nou to give United a 3-1 lead in front of 50,000 fans.They will now host Barca at Old Trafford as they raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation, which supports a number of charitable initatives locally. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Game Manchester United vs Barcelona Date Saturday, September 2 Time 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Park Ji-Sung Manchester UnitedIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on MUTV. It can also be streamed online worldwide on UK TV channel Online stream MUTV SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Man Utd players Goalkeepers Van der Sar, Van der Gouw Defenders Brown, Irwin, Johnsen, Silvestre Midfielders Beardsmore, Blomqvist, Djordjic, Park, Poborsky, Robson, Thornley Forwards Cole, Dublin, Saha, Van Nistelrooy, Webber, Yorke Ruud van Nistelrooy, Bryan Robson and Andy Cole are among the biggest names set to turn out for the Red Devils.Former United captain Robson will also serve as the manager after Andy Ritchie took charge of the first leg, with Cole acting as his assistant.Potential starting XI: Van der Sar; Brown, Johnsen, Irwin; Poborsky, Robson, Park, Blomqvist; Yorke, Van Nistelrooy, Saha. Position Barcelona players Goalkeepers Angoy Defenders Abidal, Dehu, Aloisio, Juan Carlos, Sanchez Jara, Sergi, Belletti Midfielders Garcia, Guzman, Mendieta, Goikoetxea, Moreno, Simao, Jofre, Edmilson, Davids Forwards Kluivert Albert Ferrer will coach Barcelona after Jose Mari Bakero took the first leg.Barca had the likes of Ronaldinho and Rivaldo representing them in the first leg but the Manchester clash will see them line up with fewer big names, though Edgar Davids, Eric Abidal and Patrick Kluivert will all play.Potential starting XI: Angoy; Belletti, Aloisio, Dehu, Abidal; Mendieta, Edmilson, Davids; Garcia, Kluivert, Simao.TICKETSPatrick Kluivert BarcelonaTickets are still available and can be bought as late as matchday from United’s official ticketing website.Prices range between £20 and £30 for adults, while under-16s cost £5. At the time of writing, tickets were only being sold in the lower tier of the stadium.All proceeds will be put into the Manchester United Foundation.WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?Edwin van der Sar Manchester UnitedThere will be plenty of pre-match entertainment on offer at Old Trafford before a ball is kicked on Saturday.Family activities such as face painting and football coaching will begin from 10:30 outside the stadium, and after the gates have opened The Vamps will perform an hour before kick-off (14:00) as part of an opening ceremony.There will also be a minute’s silence and black armbands worn by the players to commemorate the recent terror attacks suffered by both cities.last_img read more

9 months agoEx-Man Utd No2 Rui Faria takes Qatari job

first_imgEx-Man Utd No2 Rui Faria takes Qatari jobby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United assistant coach Rui Faria is taking a job in Qatar.The Sun says the 43-year-old, Jose Mourinho’s long-time assistant, left Manchester United last season to spend time with family and start a career as a No1.And the Special One’s right-hand man has flown out to the Middle East where he will put the finishing touches on a deal for his first big job.He looks set to join Qatari champions Al Duhail Sports Club, who have been looking for a manager after axing Tunisia World Cup coach Nabil Maaloul.Maaloul had his deal terminated by mutual consent and the club have been looking for a replacement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Clear mistake: Former umpire Simon Taufel gives his verdict on overthrow controversy in World Cup final

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 16:42 IST World Cup 2019: England were awarded 6 runs for an overthrow in the tense final over against New Zealand (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSimon Taufel said the umpires made a mistake while awarding 6 runs for the overthrowEngland were crowned world champions despite a tied Super OverEngland were bowled out for 241 in chase of 242 against New ZealandLegendary umpire Simon Taufel has said the on-field umpires’ decison to award 6 runs for the controversial overthrow in the final over of England’s chase against New Zealand in World Cup 2019 final is an “error in judgement”.Questions are being raised as to whether the umpires were right in awarding 6 runs for the overthrow when only 5 runs should have been awarded, as per International Cricket Council rules.England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 final: Highlights | ReportEngland were chasing 242 for their maiden World Cup triumph but they were bowled out for 241 despite a well-paced 84 from Ben Stokes. The match ended as a tie and Super Over was played to decide the champions. Incidentally, the Super Over also ended as a tie and England were crowned world champions as they had scored more boundaries during the final.In the tense final over of the match, when New Zealand needed 9 runs off the last 3 balls, the overthrow gave England extra runs.England were awarded 6 runs for an overthrow after the ball deflected off Stokes’ bat. Stokes was trying to complete a double at the striker’s end but before he could reach the crease, the ball ricocheted off his bat to the boundary. 6 runs for England in a tense final over.Stressing that the decision on the overthrow was a clear mistake, Taufel added that it is unfair to say that the overthrow costed New Zealand the final and eventually their first World Cup triumph.”It’s a clear mistake it’s an error of judgment. In the heat of what was going on, they thought there was a good chance the batsmen had crossed at the instant of the throw,” Simon Taufel told”Obviously TV replays showed otherwise.””The difficulty you (umpires) have here is you’ve got to watch batsmen completing runs, then change focus and watch for the ball being picked up, and watch for the release (of the throw). You also have to watch where the batsmen are at that exact moment,” Taufel added.”It’s unfair on England, New Zealand and the umpires involved to say it decided the outcome.”What the ICC rules say?19.8 Overthrow or wilful act of fielder”If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded to either side and the allowance for the boundary and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.”New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who was graceful in defeat, spoke about the overthrow while speaking to the press after the heartbreaking loss in London on Sunday.”No-one probably thought they would have to sort of result to some of that stuff. But yeah, very tough to swallow. A great game of cricket and all you guys probably enjoyed it,” Williamson said.Also Read | World Cup 2019 final: Australian bookmaker returns money to punters who bet on New ZealandAlso Read | Furore over ICC’s Super Over rule for World Cup final: Gambhir, Rohit and Yuvraj raise questionsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow England vs New ZealandFollow World Cup 2019Follow Ben StokesFollow Simon TaufelFollow World Cup final Clear mistake: Former umpire Simon Taufel gives his verdict on overthrow controversy in World Cup finalICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former ICC elite panel umpire Simon Taufel said England should not have been awarded 6 runs for the overthrow in the final over of their chase against New Zealand in the World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. graphs commentary scorecard Next advertisement No data available! view more view lesslast_img read more

Crime Prevention Strategy to Focus on At-Risk Youth

first_imgMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, says the Government is placing increased focus on crime prevention with measures being put in place to target at-risk youth.He said that while the country has made significant progress in putting a dent in crime, with a 40 per cent reduction in homicides over the last three years, the Government is determined to employ measures for further reductions.“We have an increased emphasis around prevention. There is hope, we have made progress, and we are determined to continue to make progress, and we want to engage the entire society in this mission, whether in the Diaspora, or locally. We take this on as a societal issue,” he stated.Mr. Bunting was addressing a session at the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference on Sunday, June 17, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James.He informed that the Ministry is engaging the umbrella group of churches to reach out to targeted groups, and persons from service clubs are mentoring young people in juvenile correctional facilities, many of whom, he noted, have never had a positive role model in their lives.“We have one group that is working with persons at the Tower Street Correctional Centre that is helping them and teaching them life skills and anger management. We have a group in Manchester that has trained first responders in domestic violence, while many faith-based groups and some of our conscious entertainers partner with us,” he noted further.He informed that 500 young people are benefitting from an on-the-job internship programme with the engineering regiment of the army, where they are engaged in construction projects, and the number will be increased to 2,000 per year.“They spend a year; they are not soldiers. They work in developing construction skills; they work in developing hurricane relief homes after Hurricane Sandy. They are doing legitimate construction projects. Transformation takes place with the young people,” Minister Bunting said.Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, who responded to concerns about praedial larceny, implored farmers to “stay with cases before the courts”.He stated that many cases involving agriculture theft cannot result in imprisonment or fines, as some farmers refuse to attend court.He also called on farmers to get registered with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), noting that when they register, it is easier for the police to track and identify stolen produce.Commissioner Ellington informed that many police stations are open for farmers to do the registration.Contact: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk Line in Dangerous Goods Cooperation

first_imgzoom Container carriers Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk Line have agreed to cooperate on improving their protective measures against incorrectly declared and undeclared dangerous goods. In a meeting which held in Hamburg on Wednesday, Maersk Line showed their interest to implement a tracing system similar to Hapag-Lloyd’s watchdog program into their business processes.This watchdog together with the Hapag-Lloyd FIS (Freight Information System) is continuously examining cargo data to identify anything conspicuous. It has a database of more than 6,000 keywords that is constantly being added to and refined. Dangerous goods that are declared imprecisely, incorrectly or not at all have the potential to pose a major risk to crews, ships, the environment and other cargo on board.“By implementing a system similar to Hapag-Lloyd’s watchdog program, we will be able to increase safety on board of our 600 vessels and at the terminals we call,” said Soren Toft, Chief Operating Officer of Maersk Line.“We will also improve our risk profile and in the same time we will be sending a strong message to the shippers, who put safety at risk.”Last year, Hapag-Lloyd discovered 2,620 cases of incorrectly declared dangerous goods that were prevented from being shipped. Dangerous goods experts at Hapag-Lloyd investigated over 162,000 suspicious cases which were recorded using a newly developed watchdog software.“Experience, know-how and secure processes are crucial for a safe transport of dangerous goods,” said Anthony J. Firmin, Chief Operating Officer of Hapag-Lloyd. “We are very happy that we were approached by other shipping lines to learn more about our watchdog program. The cooperation with Maersk Line is a very important step forward for increased safety and security of our entire industry.”last_img read more

Klaveness Offloads Its Selfunloader Fleet

first_imgzoom Norwegian shipping company Klaveness Ship Holding AS (KSH) has through its subsidiary, Klaveness Selfunloaders AS, sealed a deal to sell its five self-unloading bulk carriers to affiliates of Algoma Central Corporation and the CSL Group Inc. Under the agreement, affiliates of Algoma and CSL will each acquire two vessels and Marbulk Shipping Limited, a company jointly owned by both Algoma and CSL, will acquire one vessel.The transaction values the five vessels at USD 190 million in total.“With this transaction we will free up significant investment capacity that we can use to realize projects we have been working on,” said Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO Torvald Klaveness.The subjects are likely to be lifted in December 2015, with a completion of the transaction in Q1 2016. The agreement is subject to technical due diligence on each vessel.KSH said that the transaction would result in an estimated accounting gain of approximately USD 30 million.Klaveness’ selfunloaders are primarily employed in the CSL pool managed from Boston and serve industrial customers in the Americas.The company’s fleet is comprised of two ships built in 2002, MV Barkland and MV Balder, featuring 49,463 and 48,184 DWT each, the 1981-built 75,569 DWT MV Baldock and 2013-built duo of 71,900 DWT, MV Balto and MV Balchen.last_img read more

Changes to Occupational Health and Safety Act Take Effect in June

first_imgChanges to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will help keep Nova Scotians safe at work will take effect on June 12. “These changes help ensure worker safety is everyone’s top priority,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “Most employers operate safe workplaces, but there are some who repeatedly break serious safety laws and put people at risk of injury or death. We need to hold them more accountable.” The amendments, passed in April 2016, better define when, how, and what injuries and incidents must be reported. They give government additional tools and authority to enforce safety requirements for those who put people at risk of serious injury or death by repeatedly disregarding safety regulations The occupational health and safety director now has the authority to deal with repeat offenders by: Government will continue to work with stakeholders between now and June to encourage further awareness and understanding of the changes. “Industry is committed to making Nova Scotia a safer place to work for our loved ones, our family and friends,” said Construction Association of Nova Scotia president Duncan Williams. “We believe education and training are key, but we know it’s not always enough. These changes level the playing field for the majority of our industry who make safety a priority and make the necessary investments to send their employees home safe every day.” These amendments are part of government’s overall efforts to improve workplace safety which also include Nova Scotia’s Workplace Safety Strategy, enhanced education and outreach efforts, more targeted inspections and the hiring of a dedicated occupational health and safety prosecutor. issuing stop-work orders at all their sites applying to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for an injunction to prohibit them from working in an industry requiring them to advise of future work locations and activities.last_img read more

Use of fake social media bots in Alberta election coming in federal

first_imgEDMONTON — A political scientist says a federal report confirming the use of false social media posts to try to manipulate last spring’s Alberta election points to dangers for the upcoming federal vote.The report said there was a large, co-ordinated effort during the Alberta campaign to set up fake Twitter accounts — mostly by supporters of the United Conservative Party.RELATED: Voters turn to online resources for election info Duane Bratt of Mount Royal University says the accounts are used to increase polarization, fire up supporters and depress the vote for opponents.He says there will be many more opportunities for such activity as Canadians go to the polls this fall.A spokeswoman for Premier Jason Kenney says the use of fake trolls online is a disturbing trend but didn’t influence the result of the Alberta election, which brought the United Conservatives to power.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala gets SC relief

first_imgNew Delhi: In a relief to expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed an FIR and charge sheet against her for allegedly forging documents in her anticipatory bail petition.The top court also granted protection from any coercive action in two other criminal cases related to alleged sexual harassment of her family help and damage to property. A bench of justices R Banumathi and S Abdul Nazeer said that there is no prima facie evidence to show that the appellants (Pushpa and others) had intended to cause damage or injury or any other acts. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”Since the disputed version in the vakalatnama appears to be an inadvertent mistake with no intention to make misrepresentation, in our view, the direction of the High Court to lodge a criminal complaint against the appellants cannot be sustained and the same is liable to be set aside,” it said. It said with regard to the facts and circumstances of the present case, no useful purpose would be served by proceeding with the criminal prosecution against Pushpa and others. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”In the facts and circumstances of the present case, in our view, no useful purpose would be served by proceeding with the criminal prosecution against the appellants. Without further going into the merits of the case, we quash the FIR in Crime No.1331/2016 and also quash the charge sheet pending before the concerned Magistrate”. “The FIR and the charge sheet are quashed only in the facts and circumstances of the present case and to meet the ends of justice. It is made clear that taking advantage of quashing of the case, the appellants shall not resort to any further consequential proceedings,” the bench said. In the sexual harassment case against Pushpa and others, the bench was told that the accused have reached a compromise with the victim and based on it they have moved the high court for quashing of the case. “We are not inclined to go into the merits of the said matter, except to extend interim protection granted to the appellants in Crime No.5/2016 till the disposal of the said case,” the bench said.last_img read more

Iraqi voters will have full provincial election coverage thanks to UN project

20 October 2008The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has launched a nationwide Election Coverage Network, aimed at providing the country’s citizens with timely, fair and balanced information and reporting on its provincial elections. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has launched a nationwide Election Coverage Network, aimed at providing the country’s citizens with timely, fair and balanced information and reporting on its provincial elections. The six-month project includes the production and dissemination of “Voter Education Radio Programmes” which include information on procedural and technical details of the voting process, in-depth analysis of campaign issues, and parties’ positions and political profiles.The programmes, which will be made available to a network of FM radio stations nationwide, will also include information on political role and authority of governors and provincial councils, their relation to the central government, as well as election results and results from election monitoring. The product of a partnership between UNAMI’s Public Information and Electoral Assistance Offices and the international non-governmental organization (NGO) “Media in Cooperation and Transition” (MICT), the broadcasts aim to increase transparency and inclusiveness in the electoral process and to encourage informed debates among citizens in the run-up to and the aftermath of the election. The projects is just one of the activities being organized by the UN-led International Elections Assistance Team (IEAT) to promote professional, responsible reporting of the elections and to build the capacity of the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to engage effectively and transparently with the media. Other activities include a national training programme for IHEC officials and local media on election reporting, support for a campaign for journalism safety, and assistance in drafting regulatory frameworks and policies covering IHEC’s media liaison activities.UNAMI supported the process that led to the passage of the country’s new provincial election law last month by the Iraqi Parliament, which followed months of intense discussions and will now facilitate the holding of the polls this year. read more

Antipiracy efforts must deal with its root causes says UN envoy for

18 November 2009Piracy off Somalia’s coast is a symptom of wider problems ashore, and any strategy to tackle it must also deal with its root causes and strengthen regional capacity, the United Nations envoy to the country warned today. Briefing the Security Council, Special Representative Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah said piracy is “a highly profitable business – we therefore have to address it as a criminal activity with many tentacles in the region and around the world.”He noted that an increased maritime presence is helping to stabilize the situation on the sea but that the number of pirate attacks has not diminished. Between January and September, some 160 piracy incidents were reported in the East African area, with 34 ships being hijacked and more than 450 people taken hostage off the coast of Somalia, according to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).The IMO is steering the implementation of the Djibouti Code of Conduct, which aims to establish a cooperation framework that would include information-sharing between regional States and prosecution of suspected pirates. Mr. Ould-Abdallah introduced the latest report of the Secretary-General on the issue, in which Ban Ki-moon wrote that one of the ways to ensure the long-term security of international navigation off the coast of Somalia is by stabilizing the situation ashore, as pirates have become more sophisticated in their methods and techniques of attacking. “Piracy is a symptom of wider problems ashore in Somalia,” echoed the Special Representative. “The only sustainable solution will be effective governance, the establishment of the rule of law and security institutions and the creation of alternative livelihoods in Somalia for stable and inclusive economic growth,” he said, adding that the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) and the UN Country Team are working together on these issues. “Any long-term effort to address piracy must be complementary to the current political, security, recovery and development efforts now undertaken by the United Nations and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),” he told the Council, which also heard from over 20 countries on the subject. read more

Newspaper company wants documents unsealed on juror in murder trial of exNFL

Newspaper company wants documents unsealed on juror in murder trial of ex-NFL star Hernandez Newspaper company GateHouse Media is asking a judge to unseal documents relating to a juror in former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s recent murder trial in Massachusetts. Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2015 2:41 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FALL RIVER, Mass. – Newspaper company GateHouse Media is asking a judge to unseal documents relating to a juror in former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s recent murder trial in Massachusetts.The company publishes Fall River’s The Herald News, the Taunton Daily Gazette and Quincy’s The Patriot Ledger. It says information about the unidentified juror must be made public.Hernandez lawyer James Sultan last week filed papers under seal requesting an inquiry into the juror’s “exposure to significant extraneous matter.” A hearing is set for next week.New York-based GateHouse Media Inc. said Friday the public has a right to review post-verdict proceedings, including information about a juror possibly exposed to information outside the courtroom.Hernandez was convicted of the 2013 shooting death of acquaintance Odin (OH’-dihn) Lloyd. The Bristol, Connecticut, native was sentenced to life in prison. read more

Block exemption – whats in it for consumers

As the debate about the future of car distribution gathers pace, SMMT today publishes a guide setting out the benefits of the current system for consumers. Called Block Exemption – The Consumer Benefits, it explains why the European rules, which were set up 16 years ago to protect new car buyers, must be renewed in October 2002.The industry is concerned that many of the benefits have become clouded by arguments around new car prices in the UK. By explaining why price disparities occur, as well as by describing some of the possible consequences of scrapping the rules, SMMT hopes to encourage a more balanced debate among stakeholders.The truth about new car prices The distribution rules have not changed significantly in 16 years and not at all since 1995. Exchange rates, on the other hand, continue to fluctuate wildly while tax harmony in EU member states is non-existent. The UK was one of the cheapest new car markets in 1995 but since then the pound has strengthened.The truth is that price harmonisation will never be a reality until Europe stabilises the variables that distort the single market – currency and tax.Village shop closed, local dealer next? A report, published by Accenture in September, warns that local dealers may disappear if dealer territories are scrapped. The impact on rural areas will be most severe, as local support is lost and mega-dealers emerge. If the link between sales and aftersales support is cut, large repair centres could also exploit a dominant position, reducing competition.Driver, passenger and pedestrian safety The rules apply to the supply and aftersales care of commercial and passenger vehicles as well as cars. By the end of 2000 there were more than 3.2 million commercial vehicles on UK roads and 95,455 buses and coaches and their care and maintenance must be entrusted to well-trained experts. Removing the role franchised dealers have in aftersales care for these vehicles could have serious safety implications for all road users, not just car owners.Safety recallsWith clearly defined roles for manufacturers and their dealers, response rates for recalls are very high, at around 85-90 per cent. Vehicle owners have expert, local support for advice, safety checks and, if necessary, repairs. But if franchised dealers are lost, the process may become muddied, with poorer communication and more affected vehicles slipping through the recall net.Longer waits, less convenienceIn the last five years, order to delivery times have been slashed in Europe, despite a huge increase in model choice. Further progress in lean distribution is likely in a clear manufacturer-dealer supply chain. But if the links are scrapped, mega-retailers may sideline build-to-order systems in favour of stock accumulation, affecting speed of delivery and availability.SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘This issue is about the need for a system that benefits all stakeholders; it is not about the industry protecting its interests. Governments across the first world recognise that new car buyers must be protected which is why the same rules that apply in the UK and the rest of Europe are mirrored by similar systems in Japan and the United States. It would be easy to break the threads that link manufacturers to their dealer networks. It will be less easy to pick up the pieces if vulnerable consumers start to suffer.’Notes to editors: Under the current block exemption rules, new cars and commercial vehicles are supplied exclusively to franchised dealers. Each dealer operates within a geographical territory, with networks giving nation-wide coverage. The so-called sales/servicing link ensures full aftersales support is also available. The rules, which apply throughout the EU, were first put in place in 1985. They were renewed in 1995 and are being reviewed by the Commission before expiry next October. Safety recall response rates tend to be much lower outside the automotive sector. In a recall of an Early Learning Centre child’s microphone toy, 35 per cent of all potentially affected items were returned to the store following a high-profile campaign. Highlighting this recall, The DTI’s Consumer Product Recall Good Practice Guide described the level of return as ‘acceptable’. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

TERRATEC supplies custom raise borer to Mount Isa

first_imgIn early October, at the TERRATEC workshop in Hobart, Tasmania, TERRATEC successfully completed the factory acceptance testing of a custom TR3000 Raise Boring Machine (RBM), which will be deployed at Glencore’s George Fisher underground mine, in Queensland, Australia.Manufactured at the workshop in Tasmania, the TR3000 RBM is a highly robust piece of equipment, designed for ease of operation and maintenance, providing a high level of reliability. The unit has a nominal boring size of 3.0 m in diameter and 400 m in depth and has a standard pilot hole diameter of 311 mm.It has a maximum pilot drilling torque of 78,000 Nm, reaming torque of up to 237,000 Nm and breakout to 266,000 Nm. The maximum down thrust force is 1,600 kN with up thrust being 4,500 kN. The total installed power on the machine is 360 kW.The RBM has a modular design, which makes disassembly of the major components (for inspection, transport or repair) very easy to achieve.The derrick configuration includes a powerful near-ground loading pipe loader that results in a very low profile in relation to drill string length. Rotation is powered by a hollow shaft hydraulic motor, affording protection to the drill string when operating at near maximum capacity, as well as unrestricted flow of flushing water through the drive train into the drill pipe.Custom features incorporated on this machine also include an upgraded proprietary gearbox design, which allows for some flexibility in alignment when raise boring and adding drill pipe, and powered wrenching at the drive-head and work-table to make adding and removing drill strings a safer operation.TERRATEC has numerous RBMs currently working around the world, chiefly in Australia, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. These include the company’s range of RBM, down-reaming drills and box holing rigs, as well as combination of those in the form of universal boring machines, all of which have been recognised for their innovative high-performance design.TERRATEC’s experienced engineering and field service team can assist buyers from the planning stage, including custom design specifications, assembly and operation of RBMs on site, and lifetime servicing and maintenance support.last_img read more

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

first_imgUpdated 20.10pmThe Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) said today they could not recommend that its members accept the Haddington Road proposals.This evening, the union’s 180-member Central Executive Council decided to hold a vote on the matter at a meeting in Dublin, resulting in a recommendation that members reject the proposals.VoteThe committee decided that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.The new proposals relate to supervision and substitution, the employment conditions of part-time and temporary teachers, the reform of the Junior Cycle, posts of responsibility and the use of additional working hours.Speaking on RTE’s Six One News, the General Secretary Pat King said he was happy that teachers would get the opportunity to vote on their working condition in a ballot, stating: “This will be a decision made by teachers.”He said the ballot would take place in the next couple of weeks.Read: ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals>Read: Quinn “hopeful” for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified>last_img read more

Completing a first hattrick for Tipperary with 6 seconds left to clinch

first_img8 winners and 8 losers from the 2017 Allianz Football LeagueKilkenny and Limerick chosen as venues for the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals 20,158 Views Completing a first hat-trick for Tipperary with 6 seconds left to clinch league promotion Michael Quinlivan on yesterday’s dramatic finale against Armagh. Monday 3 Apr 2017, 9:45 PM By Fintan O’Toole HE HAD NEVER scored a hat-trick for Tipperary before and recalling games at all levels for Clonmel Commercials, Michael Quinlivan can’t remember reaching that feat at club level either.He timed his first such goalscoring spree to perfection then yesterday at the Athletic Grounds. Source: Presseye/Philip Magowan/INPHOThere was only 20 seconds left when goalkeeper Evan Comerford took the kickout deep in injury-time, as Tipperary trailed 0-16 to 2-8 in the Division 3 promotion shootout.14 seconds later, Quinlivan was on hand at the other end to drill a shot to the net for his third goal of the game. With the final whistle sounding seconds later, Tipperary’s smash-and-grab triumph had yielded the major prize of Division 2 football.“The way it happened was obviously unbelievable,” recalls Quinlivan.“I don’t think anybody in the whole ground would have seen that happening. Evan’s kicking the ball out, The ball just breaks and the two boys are running at goal.“The only thing in my head at that point was to try and get out of the way. I just wheeled out and went back in and Josh popped it to me.“We were by miles second best for most of the game but leave us with a sniff and there’s a danger that we’ll pull it out. We’ve adapted that to our arsenal over the last number of years.”It’s not the first dramatic last gasp goal he’s scored and not the first he’s fired home with his weaker left foot either. There were shades of his match-winner in the rain in Mallow that saw Clonmel Commercials crowned Munster champions in November 2015.“I’m not sure how many more left-legged goals I have in me,” laughs Quinlivan.“I think I might be putting that into storage for a while. We led for six seconds in the whole game. Jesus, it was mad.“You do have to feel for Armagh. It was 16 scores to 11, it would definitely lead you to suggest that they dominated the game, which they did I think.”“They never really got out of sight from us. Then off the bench kicked two wonder scores, Liam Boland and Alan Maloney put us into position to win a game. As I said, as long as we have a sniff, we will go for it.” post-match euphoria was in stark contrast to the sombre mood in Semple Stadium a week previously. A loss to Louth had dented their promotion hopes but as they travelled north yesterday, they were grateful to still be in control of their own destiny.“A couple of years ago, we had lost two games going into the final round of games in the league and we didn’t have a chance,” says Quinlivan.“Armagh pipped us up there that year, Fermanagh beat us as well. We had a fighting chance yesterday.“It was the one bright aspect of a very dark weekend last weekend against Louth. We left ourselves down and they were deserving winners.”Manager Liam Kearns described Quinlivan’s display as ‘sensational’ after his prized haul of scores that wrecked Armagh’s league hopes.For the 2016 All-Star winner, it concluded a league campaign where after a spell travelling in Thailand in the New Year, he felt he’s had to work to regain his best form.“It’s taken me a while to even get back to feeling a small bit of fitness. As Liam (Kearns) politely put it to me, I’d put on a bit of condition over the winter!“It’s been a slow enough league for myself to be honest. I’m only just about feeling somewhere back to fit at this stage.“I think the travelling (from Dublin) adds to it as well, so it was great to get away. It meant when we came back, you’re looking forward to getting back training and getting back into it. You never thought it was chore like sometimes you can do before Christmas.”Tipperary have a quick turnaround now as a league final beckons next Saturday against Louth. Their squad won’t complain though about the next game looming large in six days time, as opposed to the ten-week wait until championship if they had lost yesterday.“We wanted to get back to Croke Park, that’s where we showed our best football last year.“It’s good to have another day up there, that sort of stuff will stand to you. While we had a great year last year, we didn’t put any silverware on the board and it’d be obviously fantastic if we were able to get a cup.”“We haven’t played at our best but to come out the far side of it with promotion is massive. We’ve been playing in Division 3 now for three years. It’ll make the winter a bit shorter for us to have the new challenge of Division 2 next year.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! center_img Apr 3rd 2017, 9:45 PM 9 Comments Follow us: Share196 Tweet Email2 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more