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Rickmers-Linie adds ships to upgrade Indian service

first_imgIt will also provide a direct service both eastbound and westbound between Europe and India although calls in Pakistan and the Middle East will be possible on an inducement basis. The base ports served are Hamburg, Antwerp, Genoa, Mumbai and Chennai.Four new vessels are in the process of entering this service. Linde (seen below) and Martin have been long term chartered by the line while Rickmers Yokohama and Rickmers Tianjin are due for delivery from the Xinshun Shipyard Group in China in May and July respectively. Linde was the first to be phased in, starting her first eastbound voyage in mid March.Built in 2005, Linde and Martin are 12,800dwt vessels each equipped with two 120-tonne capacity cranes that can be twinned to lift 240 tonnes. Rickmers Yokohama and Rickmers Tianjin are 17,000dwt vessels each equipped with two 150-tonne cranes and an 80-tonne crane. This enables them to lift up to 300 tonnes by twinning the two larger cranes.According to a company statement, being smaller than the nine 30,000dwt vessels operated by Rickmers on its Round-the-World Pearl String service, the ships employed on the revamped Indian service offer greater flexibility to serve ports such as Mumbai – where locks restrict the size of vessels – as well as various smaller ports on an inducement basis. The Middle East Gulf will now be served primarily by the Pearl String service.Gerhard Janssen , director Marketing & Sales, Rickmers-Linie , believes that the timing of this upgrade of the service is perfect: “We are seeing increasing demand for breakbulk space on this route. Eastbound, we expect to be loading steel products as a base load, topping off with manufactured goods ranging from mobile cranes and mining products through to specialist railway and power generation equipment. Westbound, there are more and more non-containerisable shipments as India’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities develop.”The charter market for breakbulk vessels with heavy gear has also improved, says Janssen: “Only a year or two ago, all that was really available was old tonnage in need of retirement. Now there are a number of good modern ships available at reasonable rates. We still have four ships to be delivered after the Rickmers Yokohama and Rickmers Tianjin, and we are seeing a continued improvement of the market environment.”last_img read more

Global firm must pay £118k over negligent advice

first_imgA High Court judge has ordered global firm King & Wood Mallesons to pay damages over negligent advice it gave to a commodities business intelligence firm – although they were only 5% of the sum claimed. CRU Group was awarded £118,125 from KWM, after Mr Justice Dingemans (pictured) found the firm had acted in breach of its duty by failing to identify and ask for missing documents, leading it to give ‘incorrect advice’.But in Commodities Research Unit International & Others v King & Wood Mallesons, Dingemans dismissed a further negligence claim against the firm. The award he gave was also substantially below the £2.26m in damages CRU originally claimed.KWM said it had been ‘vindicated’ by the court on all the major allegations made against it, and is considering an appeal in relation to the damages that were awarded.The claim centred on advice that King & Wood Mallesons, then SJ Berwin, gave in 2007 and 2008 over the termination of CRU’s former chief executive’s employment. The claim focused on its advice over a ‘long-term incentive plan’ agreement, which made up part of the former chief executive’s remuneration. The agreement provided for payment of a percentage of the sale proceeds if CRU was sold for more than £11m.CRU claimed KWM was asked to give advice about the incentive plan which, had it been given, would have led to an email being discovered that would have shown the chief executive had no entitlement under this agreement if he left the company prior to a sale being completed.Instead the email was not discovered until October 2010. When the group notified the former chief executive of its existence and said it was not liable to pay the incentive, he started proceedings against the company.As a result of the proceedings CRU agreed to pay £1.35m to the former chief executive, incurring legal costs of £838,567 and costs of wasted management time of £71,000. It claimed it should be awarded damages to cover this as it said the proceedings would have been avoided had the email been discovered earlier.However the judge found that KWM had not given negligent advice in this area, as he said the firm was never instructed to advise on the agreement. But he upheld a further claim that the firm should have advised CRU that it could terminate the chief executive’s contract immediately. Instead the firm relied on a contract that said he was entitled to nine months’ notice.The judge found KWM breached its standards of care, as it did not identify that an essential document was missing when it was asked to give advice on ending the chief executive’s employment. A spokesperson for KWM said: ‘The court reached a sensible conclusion of what a lawyer might reasonably be expected to do when faced with a request for urgent advice and found that we met the standard required of expert practitioners in their field. The plaintiff recovered only 5% of the sum they sought from us.’We are considering an appeal in relation to that aspect.’last_img read more

Huber+Suhner to Showcase Advanced Connector & Cable Solutions at IME China 2019

first_imgHuber+Suhner will be showcasing its portfolio of precise and reliable test and measurement solutions at the upcoming IME China 2019 event. IME/China (China International Conference & Exhibition on Microwave and Antenna) is the largest and most influential microwave and antenna exhibition in China. It is a good platform and channel for technical exchanges, business cooperation and trade promotion between global microwave and antenna products & technology suppliers and Chinese microwave and antenna customers. Visitors to the event can view the company’s lineup that will include, microwave cable assemblies, connectors and multi-coax solutions offering reliability, accuracy and durability.At their booth Huber+Suhner will showcase the SUCOFLEX 550S microwave cable assemblies, with a lifetime of more than 100,000 flex cycles, providing high electrical performance with an enhanced mechanical design for durability. This cable assembly offers a longer service life with less downtime and can be fully customized to address market needs with only a short lead time.Providing reliability and density, the MXPM multi-coax connector will also be on display. Its pioneering and advantageous design allows ultra-precise and highly repeatable S-parameter up to 67 GHz (option up to 85 GHz). The connector also features minimal impedance variation at the PCB transition with ultra-compact design with its 2.54 mm (0.1 inch) pitch and automatic interface protection. This safeguards every single channel from mechanical damage when disconnected.They will also show their connectivity solutions for the Test and Measurement, Aerospace and Defense and Communication markets including full series connectors, adaptors and cable assemblies up to 110 GHz, RF components, RF-over-Fiber system and antenna series. As industry professionals look for test and measurement solutions that are durable, accurate and long-lasting, Huber+Suhner microwave and RF solutions overcome many industry challenges where highest precision and reliability is required in demanding conditions.To find out more, speak to Huber+Suhner at any time during the event or arrange a briefing with a member of the team from 23rd – 25th October 2019.last_img read more

JRFU sends 3 to New Zealand

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The three players will take part in the player development program in New Zealand and play for a club in the New Zealand league. The ATQ Project has been set to develop players who will contribute to guide Japan to the final round of the 2011 World Cup.The JRFU is planning to send more players to be named later. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img The Japan Rugby Football Union has selected three young players to allocate to New Zealand as part of a so-called ATQ (Advance to the Quarterfinal) Project this year, the JRFU announced on Friday.The three players to be allocated are locks Tomoaki Taniguchi of Toyota Motors and Manabu Suzuki of Secom and lock/flanker Shinya Makabe of Chuo University.last_img

Boxing: Undefeated fighters to face off Jan. 11 in Showtime event in Shreveport

first_imgAmber Bishop of Bishop Productions talks about the upcoming fight card at Stageworks in Shreveport. Staff Reportsnewsroom@bossierpress.comBlue-chip lightweight prospect Devin Haney (21-0) from Las Vegas will fight Xolisani Ndongeni (25-0) from Ducan Village, South Africa, on Jan. 11 at Stageworks of Louisiana in Shreveport.The scheduled 10-round fight will headline a tripleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), the network has announced.The 20-year-old Haney (13 KOs), whose own Devin Haney Promotions will promote its second card, is coming off an impressive win of Juan Carlos Burgos on “ShoBox” on Sept. 28 in San Diego.Now Haney, a seven-time national junior amateur champion who turned professional in Mexico because he was too young to get a boxing license in the United States, will bring a great headliner to Shreveport-Bossier City. There will be two other televised fights. Local promoter Amber Bishop of Bishop Promotions will add five more local and regional matchups to the largest boxing event ever showcased in Shreveport-Bossier City.Local fighters Kendrick Williams, Ariel Juarez and Blake Franklin will be on the card.Shreveport’s Williams, a member of Karate Mafia, will be making his pro debut. Juarez, of Longview, Texas, and a member of Team 515, won his only pro bout.Shreveport’s Franklin represents Paxton’s Boxing Gym.Showtime boxing was last in the Shreveport-Bossier City area in the mid-1990’s. The fights took place at the Stageworks of Louisiana (former Shreveport Expo Hall).The venue has been used the past few years for movies and productions as a sound stage. This will be the first public event held in the facility since the Shreveport Convention Center opened in downtown Shreveport.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

How a former Alabama walk-on made his on-screen debut in a feature film

first_imgIt was a perfect — and meaningful — role for Castille, a Birmingham native with strong family ties to Alabama.Castille’s older brothers both played for the Crimson Tide and ended up in the NFL and Castille’s father Jeremiah was an All-American defensive back who played on Bear Bryant’s last team at Alabama before playing for Tampa Bay and then Denver as a pro.“They thought it was great,” Castille said of his family’s reaction to his last-minute casting. “We’ve been around football our whole lives, we’ve known Tony … Who wouldn’t want to play a hero?”The football scenes were populated with about 100 of the best available football players — many of them ex-college players — the south had to offer, and the core of the film crew have impressive football histories themselves.The Erwin brothers started their careers in film as cameramen for ESPN. That sports background is part of what made the project attractive to Ellis, a former college player and now an industry leading football coordinator who’s worked on Hollywood’s most iconic sports movies including Jerry Maguire, Varsity Blues, and Miracle. .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } USA TODAYNew No. 1 team takes over in Computer Composite USA TODAYToledo’s Phillip Ely wants to earn every ring he can .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } After a summer that saw both LeBron James and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson add to their big screen résumés, fall brought a lesser-known athlete-turned-actor to box offices.Former Alabama walk-on Caleb Castille made his Hollywood debut as future Miami Dolphins great Tony Nathan in Woodlawn. The movie, which debuted Friday, follows Nathan as a high school running back who leads a newly integrated football team in 1970s Birmingham, Ala. and becomes one of Alabama coach Bear Bryant’s top recruits.Brother-director pair Jon and Andrew Erwin’s modestly budgeted ($15 million) film is at once a biopic, an inspirational sports movie and a civil rights saga. It’s an effective combination that earned Woodlawn over $4 million its opening weekend on 1,500 screens.SEC NEWS: Spanning the SECBut for sports fans, perhaps the most interesting part of Woodlawn is the football pedigree that helped create the finished product.Castille, a defensive back on Alabama’s 2011 and 2012 national championship teams, was originally picked out of an open casting call of hundreds to be the body double for the London-based lead actor Osy Ikhile set to play Nathan. When the actor pulled out of the project due to visa issues days before filming was set to begin, Castille was cast in the lead role on a recommendation from the film’s football coordinator Mark Ellis.“He’s standing in the line like all the 500 other kids, he’s got a running number on, but when he crosses that 40 and I hit the stopwatch and it was a 4.4 I was like, ‘Who’s that?’ ” Ellis said.  “He stood out. You could see from day one he had the ‘It’ factor. Then by the time we pulled the footballs out on day three and I got to watch him run — listen, I’ve worked with Hall of Fame NFL guys — this guy was one of the prettiest runners I’ve ever seen. I knew the camera would eat him up.“So between the way he runs and as authentic as he is as an athlete, and the way that emotionally he carries the character, it’s not a big leap for him. It’s like an astronaut playing an astronaut.” In part because of their background in sports, Ellis trusted the Erwins to work with him to make sure the football in the movie looked real. That meant watching tape, reading rosters, poring over rule books and teaching extras how to play football the way it was done in the 1970s in Alabama.“We immediately spoke the same language about sports and about how to shoot the action and cover it and how it should fit in the story,” Ellis said. “The older I get and the more I do of these things, and the more I do them with young kids — it’s great to work on the Any Given Sunday’s, the $90 million, $75 million projects — but at the end of the day you look back and you hope to be a part of movies like this with a great message.”COLLEGE FOOTBALL VIDEO PLAYLISTlast_img read more

Gophers Rally Late for Third Straight Win

first_img About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 360p Tanner Morgan completed 19 of 31 for 289 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Tyler Johnson had 10 catches for 140 yards and three touchdowns. Bryce Williams had 14 carries for 23 yards and a touchdown. Seth Green also tallied a single rushing touchdown.The Gophers improve to 3-0. They will travel to Purdue to open up Big Ten conference play on September 28th. 1/1 1080p HDcenter_img About Connatix V56490 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football team got their third win of the season against tough non-conference opponent Georgia Southern.The Gophers led the Eagles 14-10 after the opening quarter and 21-20 at the half. Neither team scored in the third, but Georgia Southern and Minnesota had an all-out battle in the fourth.The Gophers scored to extend their lead to 28-20. The Eagles scored twice to take the lead 32-28 with just over three minutes left in the game. Minnesota came up big in the final 13 seconds to score their final touchdown and put away the game 35-32. 720p HDlast_img read more

Hand-In-Hand U19 Inter-County tournament bowls off today

first_imgThe 2019 Hand-In-Hand Insurance company sponsored Under-19 Inter-County tournament will bowl off today at two venues with the Select Under-17 once again featuring in the tournament as preparation for the Regional competition. As is customary, those selected for the Select Under-17 are those shortlisted to prepare to represent Guyana at the regional U17 competition. Young Under-15 batsman, Mavindra Dindyal has broken into the side which also includes former national under-15 captain Zeynul Ramsammy and Matthew Nandu.However, surprisingly, arguably one of the fastest youth bowler around, Trevon Charles, all-rounder, Jonathan Yearwood and wicket-keeper Shamar Yearwood are all missing from the squad.Charles, a standby last year, played two matches in the Under-17 Inter-County tournament, taking three wickets at an economy rate of just two. Since then he has featured in the Georgetown Cricket Association Under-19 tournament where he has taken 12 wickets. Rampersaud, has scored 56 runs in his two innings including a top score of 41 and has taken six wickets at an economy rate of 2.15 with his off-spin and a best of 4-17 that earned him a man of the match performance.    The two-format tournament will open with the three-day version as defending champions, Berbice take on the Select Under-17 at the Everest Cricket Club while Demerara will go up against Essequibo at the Georgetown Cricket Club from 09:00 hrs.Round two will begin on May 4 and will see Berbice and Essequibo battling at Wales Community Development Center as Demerara and Select Under-17 lock horns at GCC.The final round will commence on May 8 with GCC hosting Demerara versus Berbice as Everest hosts Select Under-17 versus Essequibo. The 50 overs format will bowl off on May 13 with cricket lovers in Berbice witnessing their home side take on Essequibo at Albion while Demerara and Select Under-17 go head-to-head at Everest.In the penultimate round on May 15, Demerara will face Berbice at Everest and Essequibo will go up against Select Under-17 at GCC.On May 17, the final round will bowl off with Demerara and Essequibo facing each other at GCC and Berbice matching shots with the Select Under-17 at Everest before the top two teams face each other in the final at GCC on May 19. While Demerara and the Select Under-17 sides are yet to be named, Essequibo will be led by Kevin Christian.West Indies Under-19 prospect, Kevlon Anderson will lead a Berbice side that features seven players with national youth experience.Berbice: Kevlon Anderson, Alex Algoo, Junior Sinclair, Leon Swamy , Kevin Umroa, Garfield Benjamin, Gevon Schultz, Chanderpaul Govindan, Jeetendra Outar, Nigel Deodat, Shamar Angel, Seon Glasgow, Doorsammy Mahadeo, Chris Harry, Manager: Neil Rudder, Coach: Andre Percival. Demerara: Ashmead Nedd (captain), Sachin Singh, Adrian Hinds, Alphius Bookie, Robin Williams, Andrew Samaroo, Yeudister Persaud, Pradesh Balkishun, Joel Spooner, Daniel Mootoo, Satesh Bisram, Zachery Jodah, Dequan Bemfield, Qumar Torrington, Manager: Latchman Yadram, Coach: Rohan Sarjoo.Essequibo: Kevin Christian, Ameer Singh, Bomeshwar Ramkisoon, Jeremiah Scott, Elian White, Orlando Jailall, Badesh Parsotam, Adrian Ramkirpaul, Lance Roberts, Azim  Mohamed, Amit Persaud, Mervin Benjamin, Amos Sarwan, Coach: Ryan Hercules, Manager: Fabian Durant.Select U-17: Matthew Nandu, Sarwan Chitnarine, Marvan Prashad, Mavendra Dindyal, Niran Bissu, Zeynul Ramsammy, Andre Seepersaud, Sheldon Charles, Azizi Christiani, Chandrapaul Ramraj, Jagdesh Dowlatram, Chaitram Balgobin, Avinash Rajkumar and Ajay Gainda.last_img read more

ESL and Big Ten Network launch collegiate League of Legends season

first_imgEvent organiser and production company ESL has partnered with American sports channel Big Ten Network to launch the BTN League of Legends Season.Streamed on Twitch, YouTube, and Caffeine, the collegiate event will see 14 Big Ten schools battle it out starting February 16th.Photo: ESL & Big Ten NetworkCraig Levine, Global Chief Strategy Officer at ESL commented on partnership: “We see collegiate esports playing a crucial role in both the player and fan ecosystems and this marks the second program on the ESL Collegiate platform. The ultimate goal of these collegiate partnerships is to expand awareness of esports on college campuses as well as establish a consistent structure for collegiate esports competitions, akin to traditional sports.”The BTN season will be a part of Riot Games’ College League of Legends Season and will culminate in the BTN League of Legends Championship Tournament on March 28th-31st. The top team will be seeded into the League of Legends College Championship, with the runner-up being entered into a play-in tournament with the top two teams from Big East.Erin Harvego, Vice President of Marketing at Big Ten Network added: “We are delighted to partner with ESL on the third season of the BTN League of Legends competitions. By partnering with industry esports leaders like ESL and Riot, BTN is able to provide the highest level of content, promotion and visibility for collegiate esports competition.”The schools that will compete in the BTN League of Legends Season are as follows: University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, and the University of Wisconsin.At ESI New York – our upcoming business conference on April 23rd – we’ll be hosting a roundtable titled ‘The state of collegiate esports’. Considering the ever-growing status of colleges and universities getting involved in esports, this is the perfect opportunity to learn all about it. You can find more information here!Esports Insider says: Collegiate esports is receiving a lot of attention and support as of late and this is simply more of that. ESL is obviously a big player in esports generally so it’s cool to see it work with the network to give students a chance to get some offline competitive experience.last_img read more

Kansas star Frank Mason III wins John R. Wooden Award

first_imgEddie Perlas/ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — University of Kansas guard Frank Mason III took home the 2016-17 John R. Wooden Award Friday evening at ESPN’s College Basketball Awards show in Los Angeles. The award is given to the most outstanding men’s college basketball player. Mason III helped lead the Jayhawks to the Elite Eight during his final college season. According to ESPN, he averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds on the year.He beat out four other finalists: Lonzo Ball of UCLA, Josh Hart of Villanova, Caleb Swanigan of Purdue, and Nigel Williams-Goss of Gonzaga.According to ESPN, Mason III’s next goal is to enter the NBA Draft and get selected in the first round. He said afterwards, “I’m going to work hard to make that happen.”Mason III also took home another honor: the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard.ESPN listed the other awards that players won. Josh Hart won the Julius Erving Award as the top small forward, Kentucky’s Malik Monk, the Jerry West Award as the top shooting guard, Baylor’s Johnathan Motley won the Karl Malone Award, which is given to the top power forward, and Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski took home the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, given to the top center.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more