Armed Men Board Hamburg Süd Boxship, Tie Up Crewman

first_imgFive armed individuals boarded a containership owned by Hamburg Süd in Santos anchorage, Brazil.The incident on board Cap San Marco occurred in the morning hours of December 2, 2018, a spokesperson of Hamburg Süd confirmed to World Maritime News.The deckhand on watch, a Filipino national, was set upon and tied up by perpetrators.“The most important for us is that our crew member is doing well,” the spokesperson said.As informed, the intruders attempted to hide cocaine inside a container. After the criminals had fled, one container was found with a broken seal with no cocaine inside it.Following a thorough check of the boxship, Brazilian authorities found some 402 kilos of cocaine hidden in another container. The cocaine is believed to have been loaded during the ship’s previous call at Paranagua port, Brazil.“The cocaine found on board is not related to this incident in Santos,” the spokesperson of Hamburg Süd further said.An investigation into the incident has been launched.Built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2013, the 9,814 TEU Cap San Marco is scheduled to continue its voyage to Algeciras, Spain, according to data provided by VesselsValue.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Ronaldo scores first Serie A hat-trick as Juventus beat Cagliari

first_imgRonaldo took advantage of a Ragnar Klavan error early in the second half to give the champions the lead, before scoring a penalty after Marko Rog fouled Paulo Dybala. Loading… Juventus overtake Inter Milan to go top in Serie A, but Inter can go back to the summit if they beat Napoli at 19:45 GMT. It was Ronaldo’s second hat-trick for Juve, having scored three against Atletico Madrid in last season’s Champions League last-16 tie. He has scored three hat-tricks for Portugal since then. read also: Ronaldo goes two years without scoring a club free-kick The former Manchester United forward is the first player since Alexis Sanchez to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreMysterious Underwater Objects Most People Don’t Know AboutThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Portugal legend Ronaldo then set up Gonzalo Higuain to put Juve 3-0 up. And moments later he got his 56th career hat-trick when he slipped the ball under goalkeeper Robin Olsen. The 34-year-old is in his best scoring run since his £99.2m move from Real Madrid in 2018, scoring in each of his last five Serie A games.Advertisementlast_img read more

SP grills MORE Power; No immediate relief from brownouts

first_img“I understand kon nga-a kinahanglan ang 13-hour brownout pero medyo masakit gid sa buot ta…I hope (this won’t be) often kay mabudlay gid, especially now that we are starting online schooling for our children. It’s very difficult for me and to many more consumers,” said Tupas. Such hours of brownouts, he said, were “close to double the outage durations of PECO in the same period last year.” He stressed the importance of Iloilo City having sufficient and reliable power service. This is one of the things investors check, he said. An executive of PECO attended the committee investigation. Mikel Afzelius said power interruptions such as the recent 13-hour brownout in Mandurriao district “cannot be taken in isolation.” Councilor Candice Tupas urged MORE Power to manage the brownouts in such a way that these won’t cause so much inconvenience. The grilling of MORE Power was an “investigation in aid of legislation” of the SP committee on public utilities chaired by Councilor Romel Duron. The series of long brownouts triggered it. “But there’s a commitment we made. We committed P1.9 billion to rehabilitate and upgrade,” said Castro.  According to MORE Power president and chief executive officer Roel Castro, it may take around three more years before the city finally gets to see “good improvement” in the power distribution service. “We are interested on how much your company is going to invest in Iloilo City. When we say invest there’s a program of expenditures for the first year, second year, third year, and fourth year (that can meet) the development(s) in the city,” said Peñaredondo. Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) members grilled MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) yesterday over the long power interruptions inconveniencing the city. The “mode of complying with that is to take over (the facilities) then rehabilitate because the contemplation of the law has always been that,” he said. Castro said, “To rehabilitate and to make the system reliable is not an overnight thing…It will take time…at least in the next three years.” Castro said MORE Power’s franchise law, Republic Act 11212, allows expropriation to ensure continuity of electric service. For his part, Councilor Ely Estante said MORE Power should have erected its own power distribution facilities instead of just using those of the previous power distributor, Panay Electric Co. (PECO) which MORE Power itself considered defective, ill-maintained and outdated. Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo did not hide his dismay. “The 13-hour power outage on June 20 in Mandurriao, based on information provided by MORE Power itself, was something that could have been fixed in 30 minutes, at most an hour,” Afzelius added. The most senior SP member said MORE should have a development plan. ILOILO City – Residents and business establishments here may have to wait for three more years before their wish for a better power distribution service comes true. MORE Power secured a franchise from Congress to be the sole power distributor in Iloilo City. The franchise law was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Feb. 14, 2019. “So far in the very brief period that MORE Power has been operating — based on their declared outages alone, and we’re not even talking about undeclared ones – there have been a total of 326 hours Iloilo City was plunged into darkness. We have to let that sink in — 326 hours of suffering for our people,” said Afzelius. “Which is more beneficial, expropriate PECO’s facilities or get new ones? If you have your own new facilities, there is low maintenance. If you utilize the facilities of PECO used 50 years ago daku ang maintenance,” said Estante. In other words, he said, around 10,000 households could have been spared “from those 13 hours of torture having no electricity.” “You cannot supply the ordinary, usual (power) consumption we have because you have not put up any substations,” he said. “How could you make life more comfortable sa mga Ilonggos kon frequent ang brownouts,” Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, the SP presiding officer, pointedly said. PECO, the city’s power distributor for over 95 years, failed to secure a franchise extension from Congress. Its franchise ended on Jan. 19, 2019./PNlast_img read more

Dearborn County Hospital Names New CEO

first_imgThe Board of Trustees of Dearborn County Hospital announced today that Michael Schwebler, has been selected as the hospital’s next President/CEO.Mr. Schwebler will assume the hospital’s top leadership role in early June, following the retirement of Roger D. Howard.A 39 year employee of DCH, Mr. Howard has served as the hospital’s President/CEO since the spring of 2012.last_img

Dacotah Speedway hosts March 11-12 safety and officials training session

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. – Dacotah Speedway will host a safety and officials training Saturday and Sun­day, March 11-12 at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Mandan, N.D.This two-day training session will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with a full day of fire and safety train­ing presented by Jay Masur of Med Star Dirt Track Rescue. This fire and safety training will be an in-depth presentation on dirt track safety, rescue, extraction, fire suppression, medical manage­ment, pre-race event planning, crew performance during races and post-race analysis.Purpose of this presentation is so attendees will leave with baseline knowledge of the compo­nents necessary to save a racecar driver’s life. This presentation is extremely knowledgeable to all track officials, fire, EMS teams, promoters, board of directors and even drivers. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.The safety and officials training will continue Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. with track scoring and officiating. Josh Holt, co-founder of My Race Pass, will be on hand to present the new My Race Pass race management system and answer any questions or concerns area race tracks may have.Learn how the online-system will run from the people who built the software. Also presenting is John Gartner with a revamped official training covering, “You Make the Call” and other scenarios officials may face at the track. This is valuable information for any track with experienced and inexperi­enced officials working together for the first time.To make this event possible, Dacotah Speedway needs at least 75 committed people to attend. Thank you to Destiny Motorsports for donating financially to bring Jay Masur and his Med Star Dirt Track Rescue presentation.Cost of the weekend is $25 per person. Please RSVP yourself or multiple people by going online at or by emailing Speedway has reserved a block of rooms for those traveling from out of town.For additional information, contact Beau Simmons at 701 240-2976.last_img read more

Winston Speedway hosts another Friday Fast Shafts All-Star qualifier

first_imgIMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded at the Aug. 28 draw/redraw show. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. The draw ends and hot laps start at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.  ROTHBURY, Mich. – A check for $1,000 and a place on the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot go to the winner of the IMCA Modified main event this Friday night at Winston Speedway. There is no entry fee; pit passes are $30 with admission to the pits free for children two and under. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and over, military and kids 6-11, and free for five and under.  Sponsor for the division at Rothbury is Mercy Health Partners. More information is available by calling the track at 231 508-3030.last_img read more

Steel shows his true mettle

first_img The jockey said: “She has a fair engine. She’s improved every day she’s jumped a hurdle and that was a big learning curve again too. “There was no hiding place today as they went a good gallop from the off. She was very careful and had a good look at the last, but I liked the way she knuckled down after the last. She has a good engine and the jumping will come, it’s just practice.” Noel Meade’s 3-1 favourite Champoleon could hardly have been more impressive as he returned from a lay-off to take the Punchestown For Events Maiden Hurdle, cruising ahead going to the last under Paul Carberry and scoring by four and a half lengths. The jockey said: “He had a couple of quick runs at the start of last season and sort of went backwards. Noel backed off him and he’s come back to himself in the last month. I rode him a few bits of work recently and he’s turned into a nice horse” Na Trachtalai Abu looked to have a bit to do going to the last in the Handicap Hurdle but James Motherway’s 10-1 chance stayed on stoutly and forged a length and a quarter clear on the run-in in the hands of Mark Walsh. Mikey Fogarty gave the Mary Louise Hallahan-trained Fr Humphrey a positive ride in the Go Racing In Kildare Handicap Chase and the post came just in time for the 16-1 shot, who held on by a head as As De Pique closed rapidly. Real Steel could have booked his ticket to the Galway Plate after landing the feature Panoramic Restaurant Handicap Chase at Punchestown in a thrilling finish. Press Association Mouse Morris’s seven-year-old (11-4 favourite) was always at the front in the two-mile contest, in company with Foildubh, and the pair were still there as the race built to a climax. They were joined by Mister Hotelier at that stage and the latter looked poised to strike as Real Steel’s fencing lost its fluency, and he put in a particularly bad jump at the final obstacle. But David Mullins soon had him driving forward again and he beat Foildubh by half a length, with Mister Hotelier a further nose away in third place. Morris said: “He did well as he did everything bar fall at the last. He stuck on well. “I don’t know where we’ll go but he probably wants a little bit further. For his first handicap it wasn’t a bad performance. They went a fair gallop. I’d give my right arm to win a Plate! I’ll have a few for it hopefully and he’ll certainly be on the list.” There was another success for the Gigginstown House Stud team when The Game Changer, making his debut over the larger obstacles, put in a fine front-running performance to take the Event Centre Beginners Chase. Gordon Elliott’s 6-4 favourite responded well to the enterprising tactics adopted by Davy Russell, back in the familiar silks, as he jumped fluently in the main, while Daneking made several errors and was well beaten, trailing in 13 lengths behind. The winning trainer said: “It was a good old performance. We changed the tactics on him today and he jumped very well. “Originally the plan was to come here and then have a bit of a break before the Galway Hurdle, but on that performance we’ll keep going chasing during the summer. We said we’d try something different on him today and thankfully it worked.” Willie Mullins’ ex-French filly Limini (5-4 favourite) made a successful Irish debut in the Kildare Hunt Club Maiden Hurdle, easing to victory by half a length under a confident Paul Townend after a slow jump at the last gave supporters a scare. last_img read more

Officials: Florida Man Called 911 Threatening to Kill Kids at Party

first_imgOfficials near Jacksonville say they arrested a 57-year-old man over the weekend after he allegedly called 911 and threatened to kill people at a house party in his neighborhood.According to the reports, Yulee resident Anthony Ninham Schuler threatened to begin shooting at the party and “kill a bunch of children.”“I’m about to waste about 20 of them right now,” Schuler told the dispatcher.He also claimed he had “so many guns right now, I’m about to blow the whole house up.”Deputies responding to the home found a large party taking place with adults and children.They eventually found Schuler in an upstairs bedroom at the home where the party was taking place. He was described as being “very intoxicated.”Schuler was charged with making threats to kill and misuse of 911.He remains in jail on $55,000 bond.last_img read more

Olympics Ticket Enough Motivation against China, Says D’Tigers Coach

first_imgHe described his team as a balanced one declining to tip any player for the demolition job against China.“I know that we have the experience, the skill set and talent to compete with anybody. We have a lot of talents in the team. Looking at the 12 guys on the roaster, they can all play. One day, some guys will step up while on some other days, it will be different set of players. We are running a system that will allow everybody to be efficient.”Nwora waved away any form of pressure playing against China saying the Olympics ticket is just enough motivation for his team in their last game at the World Cup.“It means a lot because you know we have already fallen short of our goal of moving forward in the medal table, we are here now, fighting to make sure that we get a ticket from here to the Olympics. It is just a consolation for us to qualify from here to the Olympics.”Nigeria and Tunisia are the two teams left in the race for the sole ticket for Africa with one match to go.Enjoying a superior point difference, Nigeria has held on to the top spot ahead while 2017 Afrobasket winner Tunisia are closely behind in the second spot with inferior points difference.A win against China will ensure D’Tigers’ return to Asia in the summer of 2020 for the Olympics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ahead of Sunday’s final game against hosts China, D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora, has noted that grinding out a win is achievable but will not come easy.With just one more win standing between the team and an automatic 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification, Nwora said picking the maximum win against China is non-negotiable.“We have to roll up our sleeves and fight. China is a very good team and well coached and playing in front of their home crowd. It’s going to be a very good test for us.” D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora last_img read more

Annenberg looks at media impact in the Middle East

first_imgThe Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Dean’s Third Space Initiative held a discussion on the media’s influence over Jews and Muslims in the Middle East and the United States on Wednesday evening in Wallis Annenberg Hall. The panel consisted of Amit Schejter, a professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Pennsylvania State University College of Communications, and Salam Al-Marayati, executive director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The panel was moderated by USC Annenberg Knight Chair in Religion and Media Diane Winston.Winston began the conversation by focusing on how digital and social media led to media disparities in the Middle East that are not seen in the U.S. Schejter responded by explaining his belief that this derives from the different effects of a wealth gap in the U.S. and a media divide in the Middle East.“There has been a growing income gap between Jews and Palestinians in the last decade,” Schejter said. “But more interesting … is the issue of the digital divide. In the U.S. [digital divides] run mostly on economic lines, while in the Middle East there are [disparities] between Arabs and Jews. Arabs spend more time online than Jews because there is more information for them online.” Schejter said that there needs to be equality in media availability. “The middle class is out there demonstrating and it has a smartphone and it has the applications and it has everything in their hands,” Schejter said. “They are not thinking about closing gaps and providing media to the people. In a new media era it’s not enough to talk about freedom of expression — we need to talk about equality of expression.” Al-Marayati spoke mostly on the faulty focus of modern media and how poor connections and improper favoritism can create a disservice for consumers of  journalism. Al-Marayati discussed an inappropriately intertwined relationship between media and governmental services which can be applied equally in the U.S. and abroad.“Today most of the press is representing what the government is saying,” Al-Marayati said. “Most people commenting are Pentagon officials or a former national security advisor or a state department advisor — there is no wall of separation between press and government. The wall of separation between the press and the government is equally important for us to live in a true democracy.” Al-Marayati also covered the dangers of the status quo in Middle Eastern media. He juxtaposed the U.S., which he said has more healthy and varied dialogue, with the Middle East.“Muslim-Jewish dialogue is actually thriving in the United States,” Al-Marayati said. “You find more Muslim-Jewish dialogue in Los Angeles in New York … I think by and large because Muslims and Jews are pretty much identical in their outlook [here in the U.S.].” Jamie Cohen, a graduate student in Annenberg’s Master of Communication Management program, asked the speakers about the decline of Al Jazeera America, which recently announced that it would be closing its operation in the U.S. Schejter responded by saying that Al Jazeera is more of an ideological news outlet than a journalistic one, a distinction that may have put off American viewers who were looking for a different form of media. “Al Jazeera is a very interesting news outlet … however, I was never a fan of Al Jazeera,” Schejter said. “I look at Al Jazeera and Fox News as opposite sides of the same coin. It is more ideological than it is, to me, true journalism.”last_img read more