Smit Lamnalco, Engage Marine Join Forces in Aussie Towage JV

first_imgMarine services company Smit Lamnalco and port operations provider Engage Marine have invested in the Australian harbour towage joint venture, Engage Towage.The scope of the joint venture is specific to providing increased choice in the Australian harbour towage market, and therefore the existing businesses of Smit Lamnalco and Engage Marine, including Westug, would continue to operate independently from the newly formed JV.Engage Towage currently operates in the Port Jackson and the Port of Geelong utilising five azimuth-drive tugs.“We believe the Australian towage industry is significant enough for multiple towage companies to co-exist, and ultimately, competition encourages all operators to continuously improve on their service delivery,” Stanley Maas, Smit Lamnalco Chief Executive Officer, said.“We see this JV as being beneficial to clients and industry, as well as part of our own strategic growth ambition.”last_img read more

Boy, 5, killed in road crash

first_imgHis eight-year-old brother and36-year-old father Geneses Eraga, meanwhile, sustained injuries on the body, apolice report showed.  They receivedtreatment at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital. BACOLOD City – A five-year-old boydied in a road crash in Barangay Mandalagan.  According to police investigation,Geneses was driving a tricycle with his two children onboard when anunidentified vehicle crashed against them around 1 a.m. on Nov. 3.   The victim, whose name was withheld byauthorities, died of body injuries, police said. Officers of Police Station 3 have yetto identify the driver of the vehicle, who fled after the incident./PNlast_img read more

17-year-old charged with sex trafficking

first_imgA 17-year-old Miami Shores teen is currently facing sex trafficking charges after he reportedly sold  a 14-year-old girl on social media.Javier Quintero was arrested earlier this week after investigators received a tip about the operation and were told to visit the Runway Motel.Authorities also spoke to the victim’s family who told them that they believed the teen was being sold on social media and directed them to the post.When police interviewed the victim she told them that she was introduced to Quintero by a friend shortly after running away from home due to a family dispute. The victim says they began a relationship and Quintero told her that she could make money by prostituting herself.Despite Quintero knowing that the girl was underaged, he still set up all of the contacts and referred to them as “dates” on social media. He also showed the victim how to handle the transactions and provided her with several different types of drugs and alcohol.The victim told authorities that she would have up to five “dates” in one day and that Quintero handled all of the money, her living situation, transportation, and control the social media platforms for the operation.Quintero has since been arrested and is facing several charges including human trafficking.last_img read more

Aldin Šetkić qualified to second round of ATP Challenger Tournament

first_imgBiH tennis player Aldin Šetkić has qualified to the second round of ATP Challenger Tournament which is being played in Ostrava and is worth 85 000 EUR, reports klix.baBest ranked BiH player defeated Dutch player Boy Westerhop with 6:2, 6:3 in 51 minutes the match lasted.In the next round he’ll play against Czech player Jan Hajek, who defeated Mirza Bašić in the first round.Aldin Šetkić was born in 1987 in Sarajevo and he’s a member of BiH Davis team.last_img

UFC Norfolk: Deiveson Figueiredo finishes Joseph Benavidez for second-round TKO

first_imgJoseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo exchanged fireworks in an all-action first round Saturday.Then came an unintentional butting of the heads in the second round. Seconds later, their fight was over. Benavidez had blood instantly gushing out of his head from the clash, and Figueiredo took advantage by pressing the action. He rocked Benavidez with a punishing right hand that dropped “Joe Jitsu” to the mat with a thud. A few hammerfists later, the referee stepped in to give Figueiredo a second-round TKO at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Va.Deiveson Figueiredo finished Joseph Benavidez in the second round at #UFCNorfolk pic.twitter.com/km8IIjsjeb— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 1, 2020Early in the first round, Benavidez survived an armbar attempt and then retaliated by throwing everything in his might as he did everything in his power to take the frame. That fiery output made the accidental head clash all the more unfortunate because it was clear it did major damage to Benavidez. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIt was a solid win for Figueiredo but also a tough loss for Benavidez, to say the least.🇧🇷@Daico_Deiveson earns his 5th finish inside the Octagon at #UFCNorfolk! pic.twitter.com/6pDi5je4Wi— UFC (@ufc) March 1, 2020Co-main event: Felicia Spencer flattens Zarah Fairn in first-round TKO; women’s featherweights1️⃣and done for @FeeNom479! #UFCNorfolk📺Watch it live on ESPN+ pic.twitter.com/LpDBBEI2Iz— UFC (@ufc) March 1, 2020Absolutely savage. Spencer trapped Fairn in a ground-and-pound and then unloaded with a barrage of punches that lasted entirely too long before the referee ended it. Just like that, Spencer answered Megan Anderson’s first-round TKO of Norma Dumont from earlier in the card to further her chances of getting a shot against featherweight champion Amanda Nunes. That said, “The Lioness” is ready for either fighter.I like both winners tonight. Now it’s up to the @danawhite I’m ready for either. 🦁— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) March 1, 2020last_img read more

Shadowbrook To Auction Off Furnishings, Décor, Mirrors and More

first_imgFor information and photos visit theauctioneersgroup.com or call Peter Costanzo at 732.776.7222 for additional details. SHREWSBURY – A portion of the contents of TheShadowbrook will be sold on-site in a public auction on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10a.m. The auction and preview will be on-site at Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, 1 Obre Place, Shrewsbury. In 2015, the owners of The Venetian inGarfield and Seasons in Washington Township purchased Shadowbrook. The buildingclosed on January 1 to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation to add anaddition. Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury wasestablished in 1908 as the summer home of Dr. Ernest Fahnestock and remained inhis family until 1942, when the home was sold and transitioned into anestablished restaurant and later well known catering venue that has hostedthousands of weddings and special events throughout its successful tenure. center_img The live auction will begin on Saturday, Jan 26th at 10 a.m. The preview will be available on Friday, Jan 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m. Antique furnishings, classic décor,decorative mirrors, artwork, architectural features, collectibles and lightingfixtures, including a famous gold chandelier with hand carved horses from theBaltimore Hotel from the foyer, will be featured. Also included will be banquetfurniture, supplies, and equipment.last_img read more

NICK ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED SUNDAY RULES REMAINS UNBEATEN WITH GATE TO WIRE WIN IN $150,000 SPRING FEVER STAKES; D’AMATO, BAZE TEAM FOR THREE LENGTH WIN AS ‘SUNDAY’ GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:08.93

first_imgD’AMATO RUNS 1-2 AS LONGSHOT SIDEPOCKET RUN COMPLETES EXACTA IN GOLDEN STATE SERIES FIXTURE FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES  BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2015)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Sunday Rules kept her perfect record intact with a facile three length win in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes, as she covered six furlongs in gate to wire fashion under Tyler Baze in 1:08.93. (The Spring Fever was the first of five Golden State Series races run Saturday at Santa Anita for horses bred or sired in California).Conditioned by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Tribal Rule now has five wins from as many starts. Heavily favored at 1-5 in a field of six older fillies and mares, she paid $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10. With the winner’s share of $90,000, she increased her earnings to $314, 880.“Nice filly,” said an emphatic Baze. “She runs with her head a little low but…she’s not real fast that first jump out of the gate, but after that she’s a monster. She’s a train really, she just goes. Those first strides, she just needs to get her feet up under her but then she’s really just a train.”Pressed early by Tribal Gal, Sunday Rules carved out fractions of 21.60, 44.11 and 56.13.“That was like two wins,” said D’Amato, whose longshot Sidepocket Run was up to take second by a nose, thus enabling the trainer to run 1-2. “Sunday Rules couldn’t be doing any better right now. I just think it’s a combination of getting over her little baby issues and now, hopefully, I’ll be able to map out a nice campaign for the future. She’ll definitely stay sprinting.”Alexander, who’s homebred Grazen is based at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and is currently one of California’s top stallions, is a longtime breeder/owner in California who is best known locally as the owner of Nick Alexander (automotive) Imports in Los Angeles, whose advertising catch phrase is “Nick Can’t Say No.”“We are blessed to have horses as we do in Santa Ynez and to be able to race them here at Santa Anita,” said Alexander. “What a pleasant surprise she’s been. She’s very plain looking and you’d never pick her out of a group of horses in a pasture. The way she runs with her neck low…Nothing bothers her. There is a graded stakes in in Florida this coming July that we might take a look at.”Off at 35-1, Sidepocket Run, who was ridden by Tiago Pereira, paid $13.60 and $4.40.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Tribal Gal finished third, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Meinertzhageni. Off at 6-1, Tribal Gal paid $3.40 to show.–30–last_img read more

Thomas welcomes learning experience

first_imgBEIJING, China:Things didn’t exactly go to plan for Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas in the women’s shot put during yesterday’s opening day of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.Already playing her role in history as Jamaica’s first female representative in the shot put at the World Championships, the former Edwin Allen student, now at Kent State University, says she that all she has gained from the experience has far outweighed her disappointment, after her 16.62m only gave her 12th place in Group A qualifying as she missed out on a spot in the final.”For the first time, I would say it was a great experience for me,” said Thomas. “It has boosted my confidence. “I’m the first female shot putter for Jamaica to ever compete at the World Championships, so it’s a privilege for me.””It has given me an eye-opener and it’s going to give me the motivation to train harder to ensure that I qualify for the Olympics next year,” she added.Thomas, who also competed at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, says she is hoping to continue flying the flag for Jamaica’s female throwers and is hoping that she can become an influence for youngsters who are looking to get involved with throwing events.”What I have taken away is even though you see a lot of these girls who are professionals, it’s what you go out there on the day and do that really matters. What they have done in the past sometimes it doesn’t always count, you as the individual have to go out there on the day and perform,” said Thomas.The 22 year-old only registered one legal mark after fouling on her first and third throws.last_img read more

Draft cybercrime legislation ready to be presented to Cabine

first_imgThe cybercrime draft legislation is ready for presentation to Cabinet now that consultations and adjustments on the bill have been completed.Attorney General Basil Williams noted that he would make a special appeal to Cabinet for the legislation to be sent to a select committee when it is presented in Parliament. Once the draft legislation is cleared by Cabinet, it will be laid in Parliament.Government has recognised the need for cybercrime legislation given the growth of Information and Communications Technology.The draft bill was initially presented to stakeholders at a consultation session held in March. Williams said the Bill underwent changes following the consultation. “As a result of that consultation, we had to make several adjustments to the draft bill,” he explained.The draft cybercrime legislation will address cyber threats such as identity theft, cyberbullying and child pornography.Meanwhile, the Guyana Police Force has been preparing its ranks to effectively address this kind of crime with a series of training sessions. An Assistant Superintendent and a Sergeant attended a just-concluded Interpol-sponsored cybercrime training session in the Dominican Republic.The Legal Affairs Ministry has also been exposing its staff to cybercrime training, and the Director of Public Prosecutions and Justice of Appeal attended similar seminars in Brazil, Williams pointed out.last_img read more

TEF to Host Largest Gathering of African Entrepreneurship

first_imgFlashback: Fellows of the 3rd edition of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship, will host its 5th Annual Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs – on July 26 – 27, 2019. The two-day event will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.The Forum is the culmination of the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, which this year mentored, trained and seeded over 3,000 young Africans, selected from over [216,000] applicants.The event provides a unique opportunity for young women and men, from all 54 African countries, to meet, learn and network with the broader African and global entrepreneurship ecosystem.It is also a critical opportunity for political leaders and policymakers to meet, face to face, a new generation of African business leaders, who are transforming Africa’s economic trajectory.Keynote speakers at the highly anticipated Forum include Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Macky Sall, President of Senegal, who will join Tony O. Elumelu, CON, TEF Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the United Bank for Africa (UBA) in an intimate open house discussion.The Presidential Convening is a highlight of the Forum,  allowing the African entrepreneurs in attendance to closely engage with political leaders, to give first-hand testimony of the important role government can play in catalyzing growth and encouraging business ambition.The Forum agenda includes masterclasses and panel discussions with leading speakers and sector experts, from Africa and globally, who will engage attendees in specialized training sessions to share insights, deepen their knowledge and refine their skills.The Forum will also feature a pitching event, where select entrepreneurs will deliver exciting presentations on the goods and services they provide to a distinguished judging panel. For the first time, the Forum will be hosted in Abuja, the Federal Capital of Nigeria and will bring together leading policymakers, business leaders, development agencies and the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem including alumni of the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme.Last year, a significant highlight was the launch of TEFConnect, the digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs, which provides a unique digital hub for the African entrepreneurship, facilitating networking, mentorship and most importantly business beyond borders.Previous Forums have been headlined by African leaders, including President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Kenya, HE Uhuru Kenyatta, Former President of Nigeria, HE Olusegun Obasanjo, Former Prime Minister of Benin and TEF Advisory Board Member, Lionel Zinsou, Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s determination to bring change in scale, across Africa and its relentless focus on entrepreneurship is rooted in the inclusive philosophy of Africapitalism, created by its Founder, which recognizes economically empowering Africa’s youth — the continent’s future wealth creators — and thereby creating sustainable economic and social wealth, as one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.In 2015, the Foundation committed US$100 million to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs from across the continent, over 10 years. Now in the 5th year, the Foundation has funded, mentored and provided business management training to over 7,500 start-ups and small businesses, from all 54 countries in Africa.“The TEF Entrepreneurship Forum will not just convene the most important stakeholders in the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, it provides an opportunity for everyone to make a commitment to advance entrepreneurship and scale the impact of our entrepreneurs if we are to accelerate the development of the continent,” TEF CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu said.She added: “We are constantly inspired by the stories we receive from our entrepreneurs who are creating jobs, employing people and impacting their local communities and ultimately, the continent. We believe that these entrepreneurs are our future. Invest in them now and reap the Africa of our dreams tomorrow. This is what we are committed to.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more