29 Sep

Antwerp recognised for environmental achievements

first_imgLast week, operators, officials and industry leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the achievements of the world’s top performing ports in areas of efficiency, innovation, environment, safety and security at WPTS. More than 300 industry professionals attended the event.Port of Antwerp scooped the environmental World Ports Award. The award recognises a port that has made a notable contribution to the environment.Antwerp triumphed over a shortlist containing Sydney Ports, Port of Gothenburg, Port of Rotterdam and Port of Los Angeles.”It is a great honour for the port of Antwerp to receive an award for the second year running, taking home the WPTS Environmental Award. We consider this as recognition for the efforts that companies and public partners have made in the field of environment and sustainability,” commented Eddy Bruyninckx, ceo of the Antwerp Port Authority.www.portofantwerp.comwww.worldportsandtrade.comlast_img read more

29 Sep

Global Rigging moves crane trio

first_imgThe cranes are being moved individually using a 400 ft x 100 ft (121.9 m x 30.48 m) floating barge from the Wando Terminal to the North Charleston Terminal, in order to make room for three new cranes capable of servicing some of the world’s largest container vessels.According to Tommy Felch, Global Rigging & Transport’s general manager, one crane has already been moved and a second will be relocated by the end of July.In order to execute the move Global Rigging & Transport lowered the upper assemblies of the cranes by 60 ft (18.28 m), explained Felch: “We designed a temporary A-frame and system for lowering and raising the upper assemblies to clear the Don Holt Bridge en route to North Charleston. We also had to ballast the barge down to 3 ft (0.3 m) of freeboard and pass the bridge at low tide to clear.”  www.globalrigging.comlast_img read more

29 Sep

Kässbohrer opens in Ulm

first_imgThe 100,000 sq m plant is located at the intersection of Germany’s A7 motorway, which connects the northern European continent to the south, and will be utilised as a sales, after sales and service centre.In addition to the plant in Ulm, Kässbohrer has facilities in Goch, Germany; Adapazari, Turkey, which is its largest production plant; and the Tula Oblast plant in Russia which serves the Russian and Central Asian market. www.kaessbohrer.comlast_img

28 Sep

Netherlands eyes UK’s EU court role

first_imgThe Netherlands has taken a step towards potentially replacing the UK as one of the three main signatories to the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court agreement as it moves toward full ratification.A notice published on the website of the Dutch Senate’s First Chamber (Eerste Kamer) on 6 September confirms that the government supports the introduction of a unitary patent and concurrent UPC.For the ratification to fully come into effect it must deposit its instrument of ratification with the European Council.Before the unitary patent and UPC can come into force 13 countries will have to ratify the agreement.Of those 13, France, Germany and the UK, which had the highest number of European patents in effect when the agreement was finalised in 2012, are mandatory.However, speculation about the UK’s involvement in the scheme has been rife since the UK voted to leave the EU on June 23. Both the Netherlands and Italy have been touted as potential successors to the UK should it pull out of the system.As it stands, a central division of the UPC, which is required in each of the mandatory ratifying countries, is due to be housed in the City’s Aldgate Tower (pictured).Wouter Pors, partner at international law firm Bird & Bird’s The Hague office, told the Gazette it would be ‘premature to discuss relocation of the London seat’ but that the Netherlands has always been happy to host a division.Alan Johnson, partner at law firm Bristows in London, added that Italy has also signalled its willingness to host a central division of the court in Milan.‘Since 23 June, first Italy and now the Netherlands have progressed their national ratification processes,’ Johnson said.He added: ‘In order for the UPC to start without the UK, a re-negotiation of the UPC Agreement would be required to re-allocate the London share of the central division, and this is not a straightforward matter, with claims likely from at least Munich, Paris and Milan.’In all probability what we are seeing at present is those close to the process realising that if momentum toward this project is lost, it may be delayed for a very long time.’Johnson said sources close to the UPC negotiations were at odds with each other with some wanting the UK to ratify the agreement so that modifications can be made to ensure it remains part of the system despite Brexit while others have suggested that if the UK does not ratify then the other countries will ‘go it alone’.The UK Intellectual Property Office declined to comment on the Dutch legislation but previously said that there will be no major changes to the UPC agreement and that the UK remains a contracting member state and will continue to attend and participate in meetings.last_img read more

28 Sep

Colombian rail consultancy partnership agreed

first_imgCOLOMBIA: Canadian rail consultancy Canarail and Bogotá-based railway engineering and consulting firm A de G Ingeniería have agreed an exclusive partnership for the Colombian market.Announcing the agreement on January 8, Canarail said the Colombian government intends to invest $21bn in developing rail infrastructure over the next 10 years, and has adopted a regulatory framework which promotes private initiatives for the grant of new or existing railway concessions. A de G Ingeniería was established in 1992 and specialises in railway feasibility studies, design and analysis. Managing Director Gustavo Arias de Greiff said the partnership would ‘allow us to combine our local expertise with Canarail’s international knowledge and depth in order to participate in the development of our country’s rail services.’last_img read more

23 Sep

Cameron County primary results available

first_img Share By Gaige Davilaeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe results below are the unofficial, uncanvassed figures on voter turnout and cast ballots in Cameron County for the U.S. Presidential election. Figures show the top three persons based on number of votes they received.A full, unofficial list of Cameron County’s election results and early voting turnout can be found at the links below:Democratic Primary Election results: https://www.cameroncounty.us/elections/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/dem.pdfRepublican Primary Election results: https://www.cameroncounty.us/elections/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/scan0062.pdfDemocratic Primary Early Voting Turnout: https://www.cameroncounty.us/elections/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DEM_PRIME_02282020.pdfRepublican Primary Early Voting Turnout: https://www.cameroncounty.us/elections/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/REP_PRIME_02282020.pdf President of the United StatesDemocratBernie Sanders – 33. 39 percentEarly voting: 5,515Election Day: 4,576Mail-in: 379Total: 10,470Joe Biden – 23.95 percentEarly voting: 2,720Election day: 4,370Main-in: 418Total: 7,508Mike Bloomberg – 20.27 percentEarly voting:Election Day: 92Total: 331_________________________RepublicanDonald J. Trump (Incumbent) – 92.68 percentEarly voting: 3,922Election Day: 3,400Mail-in: 298Total: 7,620Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra – 1.19 percentEarly voting: 61Election Day: 36Mail-in: 1Total: 98Bill Weld – 0.91 percentEarly voting: 38Election Day: 37Mail-in: 0Total: 75_________________________Voter TurnoutCameron CountyRegistered voters: 212,982Democrat ballots (total): 34,230Republican ballots (total): 8,327Dem. early voting: 18,948Rep. early voting: 4,338Dem. Election Day: 13,647Rep. Election Day: 3,679Mail-in (Dem): 1,635Mail-in (Rep): 310Precincts: 103Port IsabelDem early voting: 759Rep. early voting: 451Primary election tallies from SPI, LV, and PI polling places are being gathered. center_img RelatedEarly voting begins across stateBy DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Early voting for the Texas primary runoff election began this past Monday. Early voting for the state’s Democratic and Republican elections was initially scheduled for May 26 but was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Early voting will run until July 10, with primary election day…July 4, 2020In “News”Runoff set in District 34 Congressional race, Sheriff winsBy COLE AVERY Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS Although too close to call, the field of 11 candidates for the new U.S. Congressional District 34 seat may dwindle to four following Tuesday’s primary election. According to unofficial results, and as of 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Filemon Vela clinched a spot on what’s…May 30, 2012In “Gallery”Saenz, Vela win bigBy MONICA ZUÑIGA Special to the PRESS Races left unresolved in the Democratic and Republican primaries were settled in runoff elections Tuesday. The following are unofficial tallies with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. In the Democratic District 34 Congressional race, Filemon Vela was the victor with 66.63 percent of…August 2, 2012In “Gallery”last_img read more

23 Sep

Tempel Tusuk Gigi di Bangku Bus, Warga Paruh Baya Ini Siap Dipidana

first_imgSumber: Kompas.com Ada-ada saja memang ulah penumpang. Entah karena iseng atau memang memiliki niat jahat, seorang penumpang bus di Singapura terancam hukuman penjara maksimal dua tahun akibat menempelkan tusuk gigi di bangku bus. Walaupun belum terbukti bersalah, namun “keisengannya” tersebut dapat memaksanya mendekam dibalik dinginnya jeruji besi. Diketahui, warga tersebut berusia tidak lagi muda, yakni 60 tahun, barang tentu ia sudah terlalu tua untuk melakukan suatu tindakan jahil yang dapat merugikan orang lain.Baca Juga: “The Real Iron-Man” Pukau Ratusan Pengunjung di SingapuraDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman thejakartapost.com (9/8/2017), Singapura memang terkenal memiliki undang-undang serta peraturan yang sangat ketat. Maka tidak heran jika negara yang terkenal dengan Patung Merlionnya tersebut memiliki tingkat kejahatan yang yang sangat rendah, bahkan masuk ke dalam jajaran negara dengan tindak kejahatan terendah di dunia. Jika Anda melakukan tindak kejahatan yang bisa dibilang ringan seperti perusakan, bersiaplah untuk dikenakan hukuman cambuk. Bahkan, impor dan penjualan permen karet di negara ini pun merupakan suatu pelanggaran, terkecuali untuk alasan medis. Setelah mendapatkan laporan dari pihak operator bus pekan lalu, polisi segera melancarkan penyelidikan guna mengusut tuntas kasus ini. Adapun laporan tersebut menyatakan bahwa salah satu bangku penumpang di bus tersebut dilubangi dengan tusuk gigi. “Melalui penyelidikan yang intensif, serta bantuan dari kamera CCTV, petugas berhasil menetapkan identitas tersangka,” ujar salah satu pihak operator bus.Baca Juga: Ini Dia! Beberapa Rambu Lalu Lintas Yang Aneh di SingapuraKejadian ini lalu menjadi viral terlebih setelah salah seorang pengguna jejaring sosial Facebook mengunggah foto dari bangku yang dihiasi oleh tiga buah tusuk gigi yang mencuat. Alhasil, postingan tersebut ramai diperbincangkan dan dibagikan lebih dari 2.500 kali. “Ini terjadi pada saya pagi ini (Alhamdulillah saya cek sebelum saya duduk),” tulis pengguna wanita tersebut.Jika terbukti bersalah dalam persidangan, tersangka yang identitasnya dirahasiakan tersebut akan mendapatkan sanksi yang setimpal, yaitu hukuman penjara hingga maksimal dua tahun, ataupun tersangka akan dikenakan denda. Namun tidak menutup kemungkinan ia akan menerima keduanya.Baca Juga: Asal Usul ERP Singapura: Ketika Pembangunan Jalan Tak Setara Pertumbuhan KendaraanKarena terkenal dengan peraturannya yang ketat, Singapura sempat mendapat kritik dari sejumlah kelompok pembela Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) akibat sanksi yang terkesan berlebihan dalam menindaklanjuti sebuah tindak kriminal ringan. Sedikit mundur ke belakang, tepatnya pada tahun 2015 dimana dua remaja asal Jerman dijatuhi hukuman sembilan bulan penjara dan tiga pukulan tongkat akibat ulahnya membuat mural di kereta Metro.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBus 3 Pintu, Calon Primadona Masyarakat Singapura30/03/2017In “Bus dalam kota”Hendak Bepergian Naik Bus? Cek Dulu Bangku Yang Dinilai Paling Aman dan Nyaman!20/07/2017In “Bus AKAP”Lebih Dulu dari BYD, Scania Kirim Bi-Articulated Bus ke Brasil08/04/2019In “Bus dalam kota”last_img read more

23 Sep

Medina Harnesses Friday Night’s Electricity To Shock Wadsworth 31-28 On Saturday

first_img Related TopicsfeaturedMedina BeesWadsworth Grizzlies MEDINA, OHIO – It was an electric atmosphere at Ken Dukes Stadium in Medina on Friday night in more ways than one. Despite lightning forcing the second half to be moved to Saturday, Medina carried over the electricity for a huge 31-28 win over Wadsworth.This rivalry matchup has been very lopsided the last two years, with Wadsworth outscoring Medina 72-14 in those contests. However, the Battling Bees are much more talented in 2019, and they put that talent on display this weekend.The scoring opened up with 4:20 to play in the opening quarter as Medina junior quarterback Ryan Gillespie connected with junior receiver Luke Hensley for a 73-yard touchdown to put the Battling Bees up 7-0.Medina started the 2nd quarter by drilling a 28-yard field goal to extend their lead to 10-0. Wadsworth, a team that averaged 49 points per game in 2018, was being shut down early.After an interception was returned for a touchdown by linebacker Jack Grice, Wadsworth would get the ball back, handing it off to Dominic Loparo for a powerful 74-yard touchdown carry. In just a few minutes, Wadsworth would jump ahead 14-10 early in the 2nd quarter.However, Medina’s air attack would continue, this time on an 11-yard pass from 6’4, 200 pound sophomore Drew Allar to sure-handed Luke Hensley. The hookup would put Medina ahead 17-14 with 4:00 to play in the opening half.Wadsworth would get in the final blow of the evening on a Dominic Laparo 5-yard touchdown run. That carry would make the score 21-17 in favor of Wadsworth heading to halftime.Both teams would return to the field, but frequent lightning caused a lengthy delay, and eventually a postponement just after 10:00 PM.The second half would resume at 3:00 PM Saturday, with a smaller, but equally as excited crowd.The third quarter started similar to the first, with a few defensive stances by both teams. Medina broke the barrier first on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Gillespie to Luke Hensley. This was Hensley’s third touchdown reception of the game, giving Medina a 24-21 edge heading into the fourth quarter.Then, for the fourth time of the game, Luke Hensley would haul in another long pass, this one from 49-yards out. Hensley would finish the day with 260 yards and four touchdowns on 14 receptions. This play would extend the Medina lead to 31-21.The Grizzlies would claw their way back with an efficient drive, capped off by Dominic Laparo’s third touchdown carry of the game. The gap was closed to 31-28 with 10:18 in regulation.Both defenses would step up big time in the closing minutes. Wadsworth linebacker Jack Grice would intercept his second pass of the game, but back-to-back sacks would force a punt.Wadsworth would end up getting a much needed stop with 2:05 to play, but their hopes of pulling out a win ended on a leaping interception by Medina cornerback Keon Johnson. Medina would get into victory formation against Wadsworth for the first time since 2016, closing out a 31-28 victory against their cross county rival.Medina improves to 3-0, and will host GCC powerhouse Euclid (3-0) next week. Wadsworth drops to 2-1, and will travel to Hudson (1-2) to open up Suburban League play. Billy Koscolast_img read more

20 Sep

American ‘Covers’ Alacran Ja Open lead

first_imgAmerican Patrick Cover shot an impressive four-under-par round of 68 to take sole leadership after day two of the Alacran Jamaica Open at the Tryall Golf Course in Hanover.The day one co-leader Cover followed up his opening round 69 for a two day seven under par total of 137. That’s one shot better than compatriot David Morland, who shot another three under par round of 69 to lie in second place at six-under 138.Overnight co-leader Canadian Thomas Demarco has fallen back to third place following his one under par second round 71 for a two-day total of four under par 140.Cover got off to a hot start, rattling in five birdies and an eagle on the front nine making the turn at seven under par. However, he would drop shots on holes 10, 12 and a double bogey on the 18th hole for three over par back nine. GOOD POSITION Despite the dip in form towards the end, the American was pleased with his round heading into today’s final round.“Thursday was tough and windy, Friday was still a little breezy but not as much,” Cover said. “I was playing like three clubs for the wind on Thursday. On Friday was more like one or two clubs, but I played well. I just had a bad finish on the last hole but I am still in a good position for the rest of the tournament.”In the meantime, Jamaica’s Wesley Brown fared a little bit better on Friday’s second day as he shot a one-under-par 71 to follow up his opening-round even-par 72. Brown is still tied for eighth place with his total of one-under-par 143. However, he will have to play out of his skin come today’s final day as he is six shots off the lead.“Every time I tee it up, I want to do well for Jamaica,” Brown said. “Patience is going to be the key. If I can stay patient, I will be fine.”The next best Jamaican in the professional field is Ewan Peebles who is tied for 28th place with his two-day total of 153.There was a bit of drama in the closing stages of the amateur section as national junior champion Justin Burrowes assumed the overall lead, this after American leader Owen Roberts was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.Burrowes followed up his opening round 76 with a three-over-par 75 for a seven-over par total of 151. Compatriot William Knibb is right in the mix as he is just one shot off the lead following his five over par second round for a total of eight-over par 152. Antigua’s Charles Wilston and Jamaica’s Sean Morris rounds out the top three following their total 10 over par 154.last_img read more

20 Sep

College football: NSU loses in final seconds

first_imgBEAUMONT, Texas – For 57 minutes Saturday night, Northwestern State was close to dominant, but that was not long enough.Lamar scored two late touchdowns, sandwiched around a wild scramble for an onside kick and ending with a fourth-down leaping grab in the back of the end zone by DeWan Thompson of the fourth TD pass by Carson Earp with six seconds remaining. Juan Carranco’s extra point kick, hardly a sure thing, wobbled through and gave the Cardinals a 32-31 Southland Conference football victory.NSU (1-5 overall, 0-4 in the Southland) wasted a massive 390-yard rushing output, a career-best 211 on 25 carries by senior De’Mard Llorens. Lamar won largely behind Earp’s 412 passing yards.“We did a lot of good things, but not enough,” said Demons’ coach Jay Thomas. “We didn’t close it out. We talk about playing 60 minutes. We played hard for 60. But in every aspect, we didn’t play well enough for 60.”Nursing a 13-point lead late in the game, NSU didn’t convert a third-and-4 and punted for only the second time with 3:01 remaining, opening the door for the Cardinals’ comeback. Trailing 31-18, Lamar covered 74 yards in five plays and just 1:07 elapsed, getting a 36-yard Earp bomb to Marcus Daggs down the NSU sideline to draw within 31-25 with 1:43 to go.The Cardinals won a frantic battle for the ensuing onside kick.“It looked like seven guys had their hands on it, and it finally squirted under one of their guys and he kept it,” said Thomas.Defensive back Caleb Abrom was in the right place at the right time to capture the onside kick. Lamar needed nine plays to cover the 58 yards and win the game. On fourth down with 14 seconds left, Earp faced a three-man rush, and had to move around in the pocket before sensing pressure from NSU’s Zak Krolcyzk and flinging a pass to the left side of the end zone, where Thompson was working behind a Demon defender and won a leaping contest, snatching the ball as he fell with the game-tying TD.“I thought they tackled Zak, pulled him by his jersey to the ground, and that wasn’t called,” said Thomas.The decisive extra point was in doubt. NSU true freshman nose tackle Christian Bluiett, a Beaumont native, had blocked the PAT after Lamar’s first touchdown. The Cardinals were using their second-team kicker whose 22 and 30-yard field goals, his first of the season, weren’t well hit. But Carranco weathered two NSU timeouts, Lamar’s line held firm, and the game-winning kick sidewinded through the uprights.Meanwhile, the Demons’ junior kicker, Eric Piccione, missed well-hit second-half field goals of 45 and 38 yards after drilling a 45-yarder to open the scoring at the end of NSU’s first series of the game.“We had plenty of ways we could’ve won,” said Thomas. “This is tough to take. These guys laid it on the line and were so close, but we didn’t finish. You have to finish or do enough so that the finish doesn’t matter.”The Demons got 126 yards rushing on 13 carries from sophomore Ronald Green, his second straight 100-yard game, but he became ill after halftime and wasn’t able to return until he returned the final kickoff, hauled down at the NSU 35.Llorens posted his fifth career 100-yard game and gave NSU its first 200-yard rusher since 2007 as the Demons piled up their highest ground total since 2004, averaging 7 yards per rush.NSU will be home for three of its next four games, starting with homecoming next Saturday night against rival McNeese (3-4, 2-3), which fell at home 35-0 to nationally-ranked Central Arkansas.— Doug Ireland, Northwestern State Sports Information Directory; feature photo by Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic ServicesTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-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|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more