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Qatargas delivers first LNG cargo to China

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DFDS Takes Over Damaged MyFerryLink Duo

first_imgDanish shipping company DFDS has finally taken over two Ro-Pax ferries previously operated by MyFerryLink after a two month delay in the delivery of the vessels which were occupied and damaged by the operator’s French workers.Workers of the MyFerryLink, represented by SCOP-SeaFrance, had blocked the French port of Calais since the beginning of July, protesting job cuts that ensued after their company, owned by Groupe Eurotunnel SA, was sold to DFDS.Some 600 former employees of SeaFrance were operating the MyFerryLink ferry service between Calais and Dover. However, DFDS said that it would not be able to take over the entire workforce and will employ around 400 people.The ferries were released earlier this month after DFDS committed to keep the remaining 200 former SCOP-Seafrance employees in its French organization. Under the deal, DFDS will also pay additional compensation to the employees that were made redundant in January.The two ferries – the Rodin and the Berlioz – were today officially handed over to DFDS in Dunkirk, under a bareboat charter agreement in accordance with the contract signed at the start of June 2015.The vessels are said to have sustained estimated GBP 2 million worth of damage while being occupied by the workers.Eurotunnel says that as a result of damage suffered by the ships whilst they were under the care of the liquidator of the SCOP SeaFrance, a period of repairs will be necessary. The vessels are expected to enter service by the end of November.last_img read more

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KVH acquires Videotel

first_img“The acquisition of Videotel is an important addition to our portfolio of services, targeting the needs of commercial seafarers and supporting our strategic vision of extending our maritime broadband service to include delivering premium content to vessels,” said Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer.www.minivsat.comwww.viedotel.comlast_img

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Demand for better policing

first_imgAbout 200 people marched to the Athlone police station, demanding better policing and an end to crime. About 200 people came out on Workers’ Day to unite against crime in Athlone and demand better service from the police. The march was organised by the Athlone Community Police Forum (CPF), Cosatu and various neighbourhood watches. They gathered at the Athlone Stadium and marched to Athlone police station, where they presented a memorandum to deputy provincial police commissioner Major General Mpumelelo Manci.It called for better service from the police, more housing opportunities, quarterly feedback meetings from the police, regular patrols in industrial areas to prevent the robbing of workers, railway station patrols, a provincial children’s commissioner, better enforcement of the Domestic Violence Act, the removal of current provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula, and the removal of corrupt police officials. Athlone CPF chairwoman, Aziza Kannemeyer, said people were fed up with crime – not only in Athlone but all over the Cape Flats. Ms Kannemeyer said: “It doesn’t seem that there is control of what is happening, and there is a huge lack of resources, so our view is that the whole system needs to be re-looked.“We need adequate resources at police stations, especially gang stations, but we also need to see a revamp of the judicial system because today the guy goes in and tomorrow he gets out. “It’s major crimes that are being committed, and the same criminals keep on getting bail, and we don’t understand why,” she said. The Western Cape was burying too many children, and if crime didn’t stop it would continue to do so, she said.“There are about 25 gang stations, so if shootings happen simultaneously even in just five areas, how do you deploy 100 officers to all those areas effectively at the same time? The aim of the Anti-Gang Unit is correct but we need to have more than one unit,” she said. Major-General Manci promised a response to the memorandum within 21 days.“A plan of action will be communicated to you. We appreciate what has been done today. As SAPS, we have a responsibility to provide safety to all the people of the Western Cape. “We will take this up with the provincial commissioner and the national commissioner and the minister,” he said. Cosatu’s provincial secretary, Malvern de Bruyn, said the police were not doing enough to protect the public. He accused the police of providing a poor service and said the excuse of being under-resourced would no longer wash. “The police need to provide more resources into the hot spots. They know exactly where they are. Together with the City of Cape Town, they need to start doing something. Our people need protection. Those working in the industrial areas are being robbed and mugged, especially on Fridays they are targeted. We need more police visibility,” he said. The police service needed better management and its annual budget needed to be allocated more effectively.“The Anti-Gang Unit is playing their part, but what happens to the rape cases and the robberies?”Secretary of the Athlone CPF, Edward Dou, said gangs ruled communities, children at both primary and high schools were using and selling drugs, and police response times were poor.“They take so long to come out we have to take the criminals to the station ourselves and wait for the police, and it is telling neighbourhood watches that they don’t want to work with them. The neighbourhood watches prefer to work with law enforcement because they get a better response from them,” he said. Mr Dou said Athlone police station should prioritise residents in its precinct, especially the elderly.“Residents have expressed their disappointment in SAPS to the point where they say the station might as well close down and be replaced by Metro police because they find policemen standing around and hiding especially at night, and when you phone they don’t respond. And most of our residents are elderly and they need that response immediately so they rather call their neighbourhood watches,” he said.last_img read more

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Kenya approves new anti-doping law ahead of WADA deadline

first_imgKenya on Friday approved a new anti-doping law which the east African track giant hopes will lift the threat of their exclusion from the Rio Olympics.President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the legislation well ahead of a May 2 deadline imposed by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).“I am confident that WADA will look upon the passage of our anti-doping law favourably as a sign of our unwavering commitment to meeting the highest international standards,” Kenyatta said. He added: “I want to urge our athletes and sportsmen and women to hold themselves to the highest possible code of conduct.”Friday’s development comes after Kenya lawmakers had missed two previous WADA-imposed ultimatums on February 11 and April 5 to pass a bill criminalising sports doping.Kenya had been placed on a ‘watch-list’ of nations at risk of breaching WADA’s code.The new bill is intended to save Kenyan athletes from an Olympics ban threatened by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe.Kenyatta said the cases of doping in Kenyan athletics were not indicative of a widespread problem in the country.“I know that the few cases of cheating we have encountered in the past are not a reflection on the integrity of all our athletes,” the Kenyan president maintained.The fresh legislation establishes a new Kenyan national anti-doping body with a $1000 (872 euros) fine and or a one year prison sentence for any athletes convicted of using drugs.Anyone found to have provided or administered banned products face a $30,000 fine or three years in prison.WADA is meeting in Montreal on May 12 to vote on Kenya’s case.An IAAF decision on Russia, currently banned from world athletics over allegations of systematic doping, will also be taken in May.last_img read more

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3,300 kilograms of cannabis seized in Ethiopia

first_imgKenya: Over 300 Elephant Tusks Seized Rolls of bhang PHOTO FILE Rolls of bhang PHOTO FILEEthiopian authorities seized 3,300 kilograms of cannabis in a biggest major drug bust in years, the state affiliated media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) reported.The cannabis was being transported in the trunk of a freight vehicle on Monday morning,  in the outskirts of the capital city, Addis Ababa, and was seized by a combined task force of federal police and custom officers.FBC further reported the driver of the freight has been put in custody, pending completion of investigation into the origin of the cannabis.In recent years, Ethiopia has toughened its anti-illegal drug laws and cracked down on individuals trading in illegal drugs.In April 2019, Ethiopian authorities disclosed they have seized more than 48 kilograms of cocaine while being smuggled into a third destination country during an eight months period.Related Talk Africa: Industrializing Africacenter_img Ethiopia welcomes Africa’s first private ICT training hublast_img read more

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Buckeyes Stay at Number One On The AP Top 25 Poll

first_img Related TopicsAP Top 25Ohio State Buckeyes After a big day in college football on Saturday, the Buckeyes did what they should do, which is beat up Rutgers and leave no doubt they are the top team in College Football.There was some movement, as Florida State fell down eight spots to 17, and Utah dropped 10 spots to No. 13. Most of Utah’s first-place votes from a week ago (16) went right back it looks like to the Buckeyes, now that J.T. Barrett has reassumed control of the offense with his five-touchdown performance in a return to the starting lineup. Other big moves include Clemson’s move up into the top five after beating Miami 58-0 and slight improvements in the rankings for the undefeated American trio of Memphis (No. 16), Houston (No. 18) and Temple (No. 21). The full AP Top 25:1. Ohio State (39)2. Baylor (7)3. Clemson (6)4. LSU (5)5. TCU (4)6. Michigan State7. Alabama (1)8. Stanford9. Notre Dame10. Iowa11. Florida12. Oklahoma State13. Utah14. Oklahoma15. Michigan16. Memphis17. Florida State18. Houston19. Ole Miss20. Toledo21. Temple22. Duke23. Pitt24. UCLA25. Mississippi State Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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Inilah Lima Spekulasi Jatuhnya Boeing 737-800 Ukraine International di Iran,Imbas Konflik AS vs Iran, Garuda Indonesia Gunakan Rute Mesir-Yunani untuk…

first_imgMasalah Pada MesinTak berselang lama setelah pesawat nahas ini jatuh, pihak Kedutaan Ukraina yang ada di Ibukota Iran menyebutkan bahwa pesawat jatuh karena adanya kegagalan pada mesin yang berujung pada terbakarnya mesin pesawat.Sebenarnya spekulasi ini cukup masuk akal, mengingat pada video yang beredar luas di publik menunjukkan bahwa pesawat dalam kondisi terbakar ketika melintas di udara.Namun spekulasi ini ‘menguap’ begitu saja, seiring dengan dicabutnya komentar dari Kedutaan Ukraina tak lama setelah mereka mengunggah penyebab jatuhnya pesawat.Masalah MekanisSebenarnya spekulasi ini masih bisa menjadi hulu dari spekulasi pertama. Ketika petugas ground handling tidak telaten dan teliti dalam memperbaiki dan mengecek pesawat sebelum mengudara, maka bukan tidak mungkin jika pesawat akan mengalami kecelakaan.Spekulasi ini ditunjang dengan pernyataan pihak maskapai yang mengatakan bahwa ini merupakan kecelakaan fatal pertama yang melibatkan Ukraine International Airlines dan awak kokpit berpengalaman. Selain pihak maskapai, para pejabat Iran juga mencurigai adanya masalah teknis yang menyebabkan pesawat jatuh.KorsletingSebenarnya spekulasi ini terbilang cukup ‘minim pendukung,’ namun bukan tidak mungkin jika ternyata pesawa Boeing 737-800 yang dioperasikan oleh Ukraine International ini mengalami korsleting yang pada akhirnya membuat pesawat terbakar dan jatuh.Baca Juga: [Video] Peti Jenazah Jenderal Qasem Soleimani Ditempatkan di Kabin PenumpangBomSeorang mantan senior inspector di UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), Tony Cable mengatakan bahwa spekulasi tentang bom di dalam penerbangan berjadwal menuju Ukraina ini bisa jadi benar adanya. Menurut Tony, bom yang diledakkan di udara dapat dengan mudah menghilangkan kendali pesawat.DitembakPesawat ini dikabarkan jatuh beberapa jam setelah Iran melancarkan serangan roket terhadap dua basis Amerika Serikat di Irak. Ya, jika memang spekulasi ini benar, maka tensi antara Iran dan Amerika Serikat yang belakangan ini sedang meningkat akan semakin memanas. Spekulasi terkena tembakan dari artileri pertahanan udara Iran (salah tembak) belakangan cenderung menguat.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMengacu Data Intelijen, AS dan Kanada Yakin Boeing 737 Ukraine International Ditembak Rudal10/01/2020In “Darat”Di Tengah Ketegangan Iran-AS, Boeing 737-800 Ukraine International Jatuh di Iran08/01/2020In “Darat”Sama-sama Jatuh Dirudal, Inilah Persamaan dan Perbedaan Insiden Malaysia Airlines MH17 dan Ukraine International PS75214/01/2020In “Featured” sumber: wikipedia Insiden jatuhnya pesawat Ukraine International PS752 pada Rabu (8/1) kemarin tentu saja membuat banyak orang bertanya-tanya apa penyebab dari jatuhnya pesawat bertipe Boeing 737-800 ini. Spekulasi pun mulai bermunculan, mulai dari masalah teknis, hingga yang paling ‘liar’ adalah pesawat ini jatuh karena terkena tembakan. Tentu saja masih terlalu dini untuk menyimpulkan penyebab jatuhnya pesawat yang tengah mengangkut 180 orang di dalam pesawat ini, mengingat masih diperlukannya penyelidikan mendalam dan menyeluruh.Baca Juga: Di Tengah Ketegangan Iran-AS, Boeing 737-800 Ukraine International Jatuh di IranBagi Anda yang penasaran dengan spekulasi apa saja yang menyelimuti kasus jatuhnya pesawat Ukraine International di Teheran pada Rabu kemarin, berikut KabarPenumpang.com rangkum lima spekulasi yang beredar di masyarakat, dilansir dari laman news.sky.com (8/1).last_img read more

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GAME NOTES: Argos continue conference play on the road

first_img UWF heads to Georgia to face Shorter and West Georgia (Photo by Bill Stockland) Share GAME NOTES: Argos continue conference play on the roadcenter_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s basketball team continues conference play on the road this weekend. The Argonauts travel to Shorter University Thursday, Jan. 16 to take on the Hawks in Rome, Ga. UWF then heads to Carrolton, Ga. to face West Georgia Saturday, Jan. 18.Live CoverageLive Stats at ShorterLive Audio at ShorterLive Stats at UWGLive Video at UWGLive Audio at UWGGame Notes1/16 at Shorter; 1/18 at UWGPreviewing ShorterThe Hawks are 5-8 (2-5 GSC) on the season and are coming off a weekend split where they defeated Alabama Huntsville at home but fell to West Alabama. Shorter averages 85.4 points per game and allow their opponents 84.0 points for a 1.4 scoring margin. The Hawks’ leading scorer is Dedric Ware who averages 18.4 points in 34.4 minutes and grabs 4.6 rebounds per game.The Argos are 2-0 all-time against Shorter with their last win being a 75-73 victory in Rome, Ga., Feb. 7, 2013.Previewing West GeorgiaThe Wolves are currently tied for fifth in the conference at 3-4 and are 10-5 on the season. UWG averages 72.5 points per game ranking them seventh in the GSC but hold opponents to just 68.3 points per game, ranking them third. West Georgia’s leading scorer is Deonta Stocks, who averages 21.7 points per game which leads the GSC. The Argonauts are 16-19 all-time against the Wolves and are 2-3 in their last five meetings. Where UWF RanksWest Florida is currently tied for sixth in the GSC at 2-4 and 3-9 on the season. The Argos average 71.2 points per game, ranking them eighth in the conference and allow opponents 78.3 points per game, also ranking them eighth. UWF has the sixth leading scorer in the conference in senior Nate Johnson who averages 17.2 points per game. Johnson also grabs 10.8 rebounds per game, second in the GSC, and is one of three people in the conference to average a double-double. Junior Terrence Townes has also been a huge part of West Florida’s offense and he averages 14.8 points per game, ranking him 10th in the GSC. Returning from injury, senior Jonathon Gac has also made an impact on the defensive side of the ball where he averages 5.9 rebounds per game (11th) and 0.6 blocks per game (15th).  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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