JT Cement AS to Expand Fleet with New Ship

first_imgNorway-based cement company JT Cement AS has ordered a pneumatic cement carrier from Dutch Ferus Smit shipyard, Erik Thun said.As informed, the newbuild will be a sister vessel of M/V Greenland and is scheduled for delivery in July 2019.“The vessel will be an improved version of Greenland but with a somewhat larger cargo carrying capacity at 8.000 dwt. In addition, we will increase the LNG tank capacity to 200 m3, improving the steaming time on LNG,” according to Erik Thun.The project will be handled by MF Shipping Group with support from KGJS project department and KGJC cargo handling team.JT Cement AS, which owns a fleet of seven smaller specialized pneumatic cement carriers, recently got another owner. NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers acquired a 25% ownership interest in the company, joining KGJ Cement Holdings and Erik Thun AB.last_img read more

Cameroun 2016: Omagbemi Invites 30 to Camp

first_imgALL THE INVITED PLAYERSIbubeleye Whyte, Osinachi Ohale, Gladys Akpa, Ugo Njoku, Chioma Wogu, Glory Iroka (Rivers Angels); Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars); Osarenoma Igbinovia, Alaba Jonathan (Bayelsa United); Nkemakola Uwandu (Inneh Queens); Rita Akarekor, Alice Ogodo (Delta Queens); Seun Bello, Maureen Toyla (Confluence Queens); Nnenna Eke (Ibom Angels); Gladys Abasi, Sherifat Saheed, Yetunde Aluko, Ijeoma Obi (Sunshine Queens); Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Nnenna Julius, Chioma Nwankwo (Adamawa Queens)Overseas-Based: Rita Chikwelu (Umea IK, Sweden); Ngozi Okobi (Vittsjo FC, Sweden); Faith Ikidi (Pitea IF, Sweden); Ngozi Ebere (PSG Ladies, France); Evelyn Nwabuoku (Avant Guingamp, France); Desire Oparanozie (Avant Guingamp, France); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal Ladies)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Head Coach Florence Omagbemi has invited to 30 players to the camp of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, as preparations begin for the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2016.The list is made up of eight overseas –based professionals and 22 home –based players.Reigning Africa Woman Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala leads the overseas –based contingent while Osinachi Ohale leads the home –based.The 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals hold in Cameroon 19th November – 3rd December this year.last_img read more

NBA Coach of the Year race: The cases for four of the league’s top coaches

first_imgOFFSEASON PREVIEWS: Lakers | Knicks | BullsThere is obvious value in a coach that leads a team to the top seed in the conference. There is also the coach that takes his team to another level from the year before. And there is the coach that gets the most out of a roster with limited talent. These factors make the 2018-19 Coach of the Year race intriguing and unpredictable.A few NBA coaches have a case this season, but we’ve whittled it down to a final four. Let’s take a look at the argument for each coach winning the award.Mike Budenholzer, BucksCoach of the Year case: Budenholzer is no stranger to the award. He was the Coach of the Year in 2014-15 after leading the Hawks to the top seed in the East with a 60-22 overall record, but this might be his best coaching job yet.After a first-round exit at the hands of the Celtics in the 2018 playoffs, the Bucks decided Budenholzer was the right man to develop Giannis Antetokounmpo and push them to the next level. No one knew just how good this Bucks team could be, or what Antetokounmpo could do with a proper roster and strategy built around his game. Budenholzer hasn’t disappointed.Milwaukee’s offense has transformed under Budenholzer. Surrounding Giannis with shooters like Brook Lopez, Malcolm Brogdon, and Khris Middleton has allowed him to thrive and develop into a possible MVP. The Bucks are the third-most efficient offensive team after finishing 10th last season. They take the second-most 3-pointers in the league (up from 25th in 2017-18), and they’re top three in both field goal percentage and effective field goal percentage.MORE: Giannis surprised by Bucks’ sensational seasonDefensively, they have improved by leaps and bounds as well. Under Jason Kidd and Joe Prunty in 2017-18, the Bucks were 18th in defensive efficiency (109.1). They currently sit at the top of the league in that category (104.5). They are much less aggressive on the perimeter and prioritize protecting the paint. That has led to a boost in rebounding — Milwaukee went from dead last in defensive rebounding percentage last season (70.9) to second this year (75.4).It’s not always easy to judge a coach’s impact, but what Budenholzer has done for the Bucks cannot be overstated. He’s been Milwaukee’s best offseason acquisition. He took a team with potential and turned it into a title contender with the best record in the league. He certainly is deserving of his second Coach of the Year award.Doc Rivers, ClippersCoach of the Year case: Vegas had the Clippers’ over/under win total at 35.5. They are currently at 47 wins with four games left on their schedule. Proving the doubters wrong is often a tired cliche in sports, but that’s exactly what Los Angeles has done.The Clippers were only supposed to be rebuilding after the “Lob City” era and chasing free agents this summer. Competing in the stacked Western Conference seemed delusional. Sure, the roster had competent role players, but hardly anything approaching star status. (The one potential star the Clippers did have, Tobias Harris, was traded to the 76ers ahead of the February deadline.)And yet, here we are. The Clippers have a shot at 50 wins. They hold the sixth seed in the West, and they’ve become the best team in LA. Rivers, rightly so, is getting plenty of praise.This is the start. pic.twitter.com/k1251e8jtx— x – LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 27, 2019MORE: Lou Williams is much more than Sixth Man of the YearNot long ago, Rivers’ time in LA seemed to be coming to an end. His role as president of basketball operations and head coach didn’t go as planned with a few roster-building misfires. But with the burden of personnel decisions no longer on his shoulders, Rivers has rediscovered his magic touch. He’s taken a team without a superstar and found a way to maximize this roster.Danilo Gallinari is enjoying a career year now that he is finally healthy. Lou Williams is going to win his third Sixth Man of the Year award. Montrezl Harrell has been a revelation, and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has thrived under the tutelage of the former point guard.To put it simply, Rivers has been masterful. He’s created a culture that preaches family and togetherness. If you’ve spent any time around the locker room, you know how much Rivers’ team loves him. The respect and trust in Rivers has resulted in a playoff berth — and maybe Rivers’ second COY trophy.Mike Malone, NuggetsCoach of the Year case: The Nuggets have morphed into one of the best teams in the West under Malone. They likely won’t take the top seed in the conference after losing to the Warriors on Tuesday night, but the fact that they were even in that position is its own accomplishment.The Nuggets have officially made “the leap.” They’ve easily surpassed last season’s win total, and Malone has overseen the impressive development of All-Star center Nikola Jokic. Malone has also been a major factor in the development of young guards like Jamal Murray, Monte Morris and Malik Beasley.The most obvious improvement has been on the defensive side of the court. Last year, the Nuggets struggled to stop anyone. They finished 23rd in defensive efficiency, just behind the lowly Knicks.MORE: Malone frustrated by mistakes in loss to WarriorsWhile the Nuggets aren’t going to blow anyone away with their defensive prowess, Malone has been able to make them respectable. They’re currently a top-10 team in terms of defensive efficiency, and Jokic in particular has made strides on that end. Denver has also jumped from the worst 3-point defense in the league last season all the way to second-best.Malone’s job hasn’t been easy. Denver has been bit by the injury bug throughout the season. Paul Millsap, Gary Harris and Will Barton have all missed significant time with injuries. Malone has been able to keep winning while waiting for his roster to get healthy.Denver could enter the postseason with a better record than every West team except the mighty Warriors. Malone deserves credit here.Nate McMillan, PacersCoach of the Year case: When Victor Oladipo was lost for the season in late January, the Pacers became an afterthought in the East. Without the services of their lone All-Star, Indiana was expected to slide down in the standings.Somehow, McMillan and Co. have been able to collect enough wins to have a fighting chance at home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Pacers share an identical record with the Celtics (46-32) in the fight for the fourth seed.They’ve done it with a starting lineup consisting of good-but-not-great players. Myles Turner, Darren Collison, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young aren’t stars, but they are typically reliable with effort and production. Domantas Sabonis, a Sixth Man of the Year candidate, and Doug McDermott have contributed off the bench.MORE: The story behind Pacers players appearing on “Parks and Recreation” The Pacers have remained competitive because of their defensive energy. They’re third in defensive efficiency, seventh in opponent field goal percentage and fourth in opponent turnovers. As FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring notes, this team has no problem with winning ugly.Though a deep playoff run seems unlikely, don’t count out the Pacers against a Celtics team that has been inconsistent. With Boston’s inability to find its rhythm and Indiana’s defensive pressure, the Pacers will have a fighter’s chance at advancing to the second round.Considering the Oladipo injury and a roster that is far from loaded, it would be quite the accomplishment. McMillan should be recognized for keeping his team afloat during a trying season. Every year around this time, NBA media types get the awards ballot in their inboxes. Voting for awards like MVP and Rookie of the Year is an inexact science, but there are certain guidelines to follow that can limit the pool of players and ultimately decide a winner.When it comes to Coach of the Year, however, the reasoning behind voting for a particular candidate can be murky.last_img read more


first_imgTHERE’S just no counting for blind loyalty, but it cost one Letterkenny business €25,000 at the weekend….in a bet on Manchester United!And bookies across the county bagged a small fortune as Donegal’s legions of Man Utd fans took advantage of ‘generous’ odds on their side’s European Cup clash with Barcelona at Wembley. The well-known Letterkenny businessman couldn’t resist odds of 7/4….standing to pocket almost €19,000 if United had won.That was despite almost everyone else in the world tipping Barcelona to win the Champions League Final.In a Wembley stadium with ‘home’ fans far outnumbering Catalan followers, United could manage just 37 percent possession, muster only one shot on goal and not earn a single corner, so much did they fall under the spell of Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and their supporting cast.It was an incredible display of football by a team which will surely dominate European football for years to come. Today a close friend of the Letterkenny businessman who lost the fortune, told donegaldaily: “He’s just sick….and he’s taking a fair bit of stick over it as well.“He also made the mistake of telling everyone about his ‘great bet’ but anyone who knows anything about gambling knew Barcelona were going to eat Man United alive on Saturday.”DDTV VIDEO: OH WHAT A ‘MESSI’ – DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN BLOWS €25,000 ON MAN UTD BET was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BarcelonaChampions LeaguegamblingletterkennyManchester Unitedlast_img read more

One ambulance for South West Donegal is ‘dangerous’ and ‘not acceptable’

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has raised the issue of the urgent need for a second ambulance to cover South West Donegal, covering the area from Inver Bridge to Glencolmcille, in addition to providing cover for the parish of Ardara.At present, just one ambulance covers the region and communities have raised concerns with delays in call outs.Deputy Gallagher says that cover ambulances have had to be despatched from either Letterkenny, Dungloe or even Ballyshannon to take patients from South West Donegal to hospital on a number of occasions. This has led to time delays of an hour or more in cases. “This is a vast geographical area, with many parts of these communities isolated and far removed from the nearest University Hospital, and as we are all aware, time for emergency call outs is critical and of the essence to safeguard patients recovery,” Deputy Gallagher said.“It is self-evident that there are inherent and clear dangers with the under servicing of Southwest Donegal, with only one ambulance crew covering southwest Donegal it is impossible to provide the service which is directed under the national guidelines for call out times, secondly there is no second call out team based within the locality,” he said.“The current ambulance crews are providing an excellent service; the issue here is the gross under funding of the service providing cover for this area, at present only one ambulance covers this entire area.”Deputy Gallagher said there are areas of serious concern without a second call-out team and called for government action on the issue. “Unfortunately the Government are not listening to the concerns of the general public or communities within southwest Donegal, previous political promises for a second ambulance have mounted to nothing.“It is not acceptable that such a reduced service level continues to be provided for south west Donegal, this matter requires immediate action by both the National Ambulance Service and the Government,” concluded Deputy Gallagher. One ambulance for South West Donegal is ‘dangerous’ and ‘not acceptable’ was last modified: August 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South Africa’s Black Mambas inspire Hollywood film

first_imgThe South African team of female game rangers, the Black Mambas, have been recognised globally for their committed efforts to protect wildlife. Their story is now set to become a Hollywood film.CD AndersonThe all-women Black Mamba anti-poaching unit is renowned around the world for their committed efforts to protect South African wildlife, in particular the rhino. Now a film that tells their story is being planned by a production company headed Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain.The film, a dramatisation of the unit’s story, will be written by Zimbabwean-American actress and writer Danai Gurira, according to a 29 November article on Indiewire.com. Gurira is best known for her role as Michonne in the hit American show The Walking Dead.The Black Mambas won a United Nations Champions of the Earth award in 2015, and were named the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Best Conservation Practitioner in 2016.Formed in 2013, the original Black Mambas were made up of six female game rangers. They patrolled the Olifants West nature reserve in Limpopo, part of the larger Balule protected area, including the western boundary of the Kruger National Park.The team now consists of almost 50 rangers, and continues to train women from the community for the additional units. “Other women want to join us, but we need more funding,” ranger Felicia Mogakane said in an interview with Refinery29.com in November 2016, adding: “If you really want to protect the animals you must have the people to do the hard work.”Aside from patrolling the reserve, the Black Mambas also do education drives in the area to highlight the benefits of conservation, focusing particularly on the protection of the country’s endangered species, such as elephant, pangolin and rhino, and other high-profile Big Five animals, including lion and buffalo.They work in team shifts across the park for three weeks at a time, operating from a rudimentary base camp in the bush. They track movements of the animals and look for poachers.The Black Mambas’ primary role is searching the area for poachers and illegal hunters, eradicating traps and destroying bush-meat kitchens. Between 2013 and 2015, they identified and destroyed 12 poachers’ camps, as well as reduced snaring and poisoning activities by 76%.Suspicious tracks lead to 2 arrests of bush meat poachers in adjacent farm. Investigation still on-going. pic.twitter.com/G3fxRQNEQe— Black Mamba APU (@blackmambaapu) November 4, 2015Ladies remove another snare from the bush! @Juliapic @blackmambaapu #girlpower #community #rhino #conservation #women pic.twitter.com/95uGbzTiwa— Black Mamba APU (@blackmambaapu) September 17, 2015But poachers’ methods are continually becoming more sophisticated, leading to some significant wildlife losses in the region – this is something the women of the Black Mambas want to make their focus over the next three years.“The best part of being a Mamba is getting together and encouraging each other to do the work. We support each other and get stronger every day,” ranger Everjoy Mathebula told Refinery29.com.Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called the team a shining example of South Africans taking on the responsibilities of protecting the country’s natural heritage. “The country and the world salute these young women who have shown dedication and commitment to the conservation of our natural world.”No further details have been given about when production will begin on the Black Mambas film.The scourge of poaching and illegal trade in animals, particularly elephant ivory, is a hot button topic, thanks in part to a new Netflix documentary, The Ivory Game, produced by actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The film has received positive reviews and buzz at top international film festivals.Watch the trailer below:Source: News24last_img read more

Golden Owl Award finalists announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest During December and January, 10 agricultural educators were named as Golden Owl Award finalists in surprise ceremonies throughout the state.Presented by Nationwide, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio FFA, the Golden Owl Award honors agricultural educators for their outstanding contributions in helping future leaders.Nominations were accepted through November 2018. Each of the teachers who were recognized as Golden Owl honorees received a $500 prize and entrance into the final selection stage. One honoree then will be chosen for the grand prize, the Golden Owl Award and $3,000.The 10 finalists for the Golden Owl Award are: Dave StilesIndian Valley High School, Stephanie Conway Bowling Green High School, John Poulson Pettisville High School, Randy EisenhauerShelby High School, Erin Wollett Cardington-Lincoln High School, Michael Spahr Greene County Career Center, Tom Holton East Knox Junior-Senior High School, Shelby Faulkner Ridgemont High School, Holly Jennings Felicity-Franklin High School, and Katrina Swinehart Central State University.last_img read more

Flow in TCI says many areas up and running encourages reports to

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, flow Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 17, 2017 – Providenciales – Flow is reporting to the nation on its restoration of internet, land line, cell phone and TV services and it includes 25 areas of Providenciales including Kew Town, the Industrial Park, Cheshire Hall, Provo Golf Club, parts of Juba Sound, parts of Airport Road and Leeward Highway and more.    Within this week, up to Sunday October 21st, Flow says Juba Sound, Venetian Road, Blue Mountain, all of Down Town and all of Millennium Highway will see their services restored.North Caicos, says Flow, is fully restored and in Middle Caicos Bambarra and Conch Bar are good to go.    In that media release, Flow explains to hardest hit Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay that you are not forgotten.    It is explained that once distribution cables are reinstated, service will resume but there is a big job of work to be done by the telecommunications company for these three islands.#Flow says the fixed lines have to be rebuilt.   Bills and fixed line services will be waived for the sister islands for September and October.    Flow mobile help number is 611; its where you can report any problems.   You can find the full report from Flow at MagneticMediaTV.com or at our Facebook page, #MagneticMedia Fanpage on FB.   We have also circulated it on WhatsApp. Young Footballers from Antigua and Trinidad emerge as winners of Flow Ultimate Football Experience FLOW Mobile Top Up Made Easy with Scotiabank TCAAA announces National Team & partnership with FLOW TCI for the 2017 FLOW Carifta Games in Curacaolast_img read more