Swiss-based container shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has revealed intentions to acquire a stake in Italian shipping company Messina.The announcement was made following a meeting between the duo on Friday in Genoa, Italy, which MSC said it went “in a climate of strong and shared collaboration”.As reported the meeting is said to have included participation from lender Banca Carige, which is expected to facilitate the reaching of the deal.“The aim of the meeting was the possibility of an entry by MSC Group into the shareholding of the Genoa-based group in connection with the potential synergies between the two companies’ respective core businesses,” MSC told World Maritime News in an emailed statement.“MSC Group and Gruppo Messina, thanks to the availability shown by Banca Carige, will continue their dialogue with the objective to reach an agreement between them,” the statement further reads.Ignazio Messina’s fleet consists of eight owned specialized ro-ro container vessels, in addition to some lo-lo and ro-ro vessels on charter, the company’s website info shows.The reported move comes as major container shipping players push to consolidate their ranks as a way to combat market downturn and overcapacity.In December, Danish Maersk Line A/S, and the Oetker Group reached a deal for Maersk Line to acquire the German container shipping line Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (Hamburg Süd).World Maritime News Staff
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 21, 2017 – Providenciales – My Fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders, as we gather with our friends, families and loved ones to celebrate the momentous occasion of the birth of our Lord, let us be ever mindful of the renewed hope that it signified. As we reflect on the true meaning of this annual celebration we are reminded of the promise of a new beginning. Let this renewed hope fortify our faith and form the foundation for optimism for the year ahead.In the spirit of the season let us endeavor to mirror Christ by showing kindness to our neighbors, demonstrating endurance through our trials, showing compassion to the less fortunate, being selfless towards those we love and honoring the Most High with our gratitude and praises.In the face of the immense obstacles that we have overcome, individually and collectively over the past year, this Christmas season is one in which we have much to be thankful for. As leader of this great nation, I am reminded of the challenges we face toward progress; but I am bolstered by your prayers, well wishes, my love of country and to emulate the servant’s heart of our Lord and Savior.I extend thanks to all within the Public and Private sector and wider community who contribute to the growth and success of the Turks and Caicos Islands.On behalf of the Government of this great nation, I extend joyous greetings and warm wishes to all within the length and breadth of this beautiful by nature archipelago for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.May God continue to bless the Turks and Caicos Islands.The Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-RobinsonPremier of the Turks and Caicos Islands Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Guyana, March 14, 2018 – Georgetown – Minister of Social Cohesion, with the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, yesterday, called on Guyanese to emulate the bravery and sacrifice made by the 15 slain Rose Hall Estate Sugar martyrs by standing up against all forms of injustice. The Minister made this call in his address at a memorial ceremony, which was held to mark the 105th anniversary of their deaths, at the Rose Hall Memorial Site, Canje, Berbice, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six).Minister Norton said that while it is important to remember the courage of these sugar workers, who fought against the cruelty of British colonialism, it is similarly important to build on their legacy of sacrifice so that their loss would not have been in vain. “Not only must we be proud and recognise their contributions to the world we live in today, but we must emulate the bravery of these fallen heroes. As Guyanese, we need to stand firmly to guard against injustices, not just those committed against us and our families, but our friends, neighbours and our country as a whole,” he said.Regional Executive Officer, Ms. Kim Williams-Stephen expressed similar sentiments. She said that as a nation, Guyanese have much to be grateful for and we can achieve even more if we persevere through challenges, put aside differences and co-operate. “Isn’t it time that we put our energies together to ensure that we have that good life? It is time, as Guyanese people, that we recognise the importance of unity… Each one of us can contribute to the better life of people in Guyana and, by extension, the world at large,” she said.Minister of Social Cohesion with the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton urges the nation to remember and emulate the sacrifices of the slain Rose Hall Sugar Estate workers at a memorial ceremony held this morning.Meanwhile, in an invited comment, Dr. Fred Sukdeo, who is a descendant of, Nibur, one of the slain sugar workers, said that he was pleased to be included in the observances. “I think it’s important the whole country recognise this particular event because… it is the second major precipitation for the revolution for change in Guyana,” he said.The ceremony opened with the recitation of prayers from students from the New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary, the Berbice High and Canje Secondary schools. It also included two cultural items; a ballad, which was sung by representatives of the East Canje Humanitarian Organisation and spoken word item by Founder and President of Guyana Families Unite in Service and Education, Ms. Valini Indira Yacoob. At the close of the ceremony, Minister Norton joined representatives of the Guyana Sugar Corporation, the Department of Education and other officials in the laying of wreaths on the site of the monument.Director of Culture, Ms. Tamika Boatswain, representatives from the health, education and public security sectors, along with students from the aforementioned schools as well as the Betsy Ground Primary and Rose Hall Estate Primary also attended the ceremony.On March 13, 1913, the 15 martyrs were shot by colonial police after they protested against having to work on days that they had been granted leave. Fifty-six other sugar workers were injured.Release: DPI
Huddersfield manager David Wagner blamed referee Michael Oliver for making “many big mistakes” in their 2-1 defeat by Brighton.Wagner was angered by Michael Oliver’s decision to send off Steve Mounie and also for not awarding his side a penalty when Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross pulled down Alex Pritchard in the box.Huddersfield Town were a goal ahead when Oliver sent off Steve Mounie in the 32nd minute, and Brighton used the one-man advantage to their favor as they equalized in the first half and went on to win the game 2-1.“The red card, if it’s a red card then the challenge on Erik Durm is one as well from my point of view, clear holding on Pritchard which is a penalty and a red card, it was a clear chance in front of the goal,” Wagner told Sky Sports.“There is nothing to discuss other than the decisions, which were in my view all wrong.Cowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“I don’t like to talk about anything else other than the refereeing decisions. It’s a football match which makes no funs if all the big decisions, and I don’t think referees do it on purpose, but today they were so many big mistakes and all against us, then you have no chance.“For me, it isn’t a red card and the one from Brighton’s player isn’t either, but if I judge one as a red card I have to judge both as a red card. They were both comparable.“If I do it on the one side, I should be neutral on the other side. The penalty decision was totally clear and obvious and is a red card as well. Unfortunately today we just have to discuss referee’s decisions and not the match.”
Posted: July 18, 2019 Updated: 1:02 PM KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter DEL MAR (KUSI) – Two horses died at the Del Mar Fairgrounds race track Thursday morning after colliding during a training session, according to officials with the Del Mar Throughbred Club.The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. during a training session, Del Mar Throughbred Club spokesman Dan Smith said.The two horses, 3-year-old Carson Valley and 2-year-old Charge a Bunch, collided after Charge a Bunch unseated jockey Geovanni Franco, then turned sharply and ran in the wrong direction before colliding with Carson Valley, who was training alongside two other horses, according to a statement from the race track.Franco and the other two horses were uninjured in the collision, Smith said.The jockey riding Carson Valley, Assael Espinoza, complained of pain in his lower back and underwent a CAT scan at a local hospital, the Daily Racing Form said.Carson Valley was trained by Bob Baffert and Charge a Bunch was trained by Carla Gaines.“This was a very unfortunate accident and it is a shock to everyone in the barn,” Baffert said in a statement. “We work every day to take the best care of our horses, but sometimes freak accidents occur that are beyond anyone’s ability to control.”PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo issued a statement on the deaths of two horses who collided at the Del Mar racetrack “These horses’ lives were taken from them by the racing industry. PETA requests that Del Mar and all other California racetracks release records of horses who have gotten loose on the tracks and urges the California Horse Racing Board to launch a full investigation in order to eliminate the dangers of training. Saying that deaths are inevitable in racing is like saying a swim team can’t compete without drowning. If racing can’t be done without horses dying, it shouldn’t be done at all.”The race track began its 80th racing season Wednesday. Two horses die after collision at Del Mar Racetrack July 18, 2019
It just so happens that the summer 2018 touring calendar is positively stacked — whether it’s hip-hop jams, pop smashes, classic rock, country fun, or hips that don’t lie that you seek, there’s a show for you.No doubt one of the hottest tickets his summer, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are set to launch their On The Run II tour, hitting select stadiums in the U.S. starting June 25 in Cleveland. Speaking of stadiums, Taylor Swift promises to pack them in during her summer tour in support of Reputation, with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX in tow.”Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” … hits, hits and more hits will be the recipe for arguably the classic rock bill of the summer in Def Leppard & Journey. The titans will be crisscrossing the U.S. through October.Find out what makes Luke Bryan country during his What Makes You Country tour. The singer/songwriter will “Light It Up” with hits such as “Strip It Down” and “Crash My Party” in stadiums and amphitheaters all summer long.Get ready for another must-see hang with G-Eazy. The Oakland, Calif.-based rapper is teaming with Lil Uzi Vert and Ty Dolla $ign for his 2018 The Endless Summer Tour, which will commence July 20 in Auburn, Wash.Ready to go toe-to-toe with Tog Dawg’s best? The Championship Tour will ring the bell with an all-star lineup from the label’s roster, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, SchoolBoyQ, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. The trek, which kicked off in May, is going strong through June.She’ll bring plenty of pop and he’ll spit the bars. Together it will add up to some big-time adventure. Kesha and Macklemore will tag-team for The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour in support of Rainbow and Gemini, respectively — all coming to you starting June 6 in Phoenix.Shakira is saving the U.S. leg of her El Dorado World Tour for the hottest month of the summer: August. The Latin GRAMMY-winning “Whenever, Wherever” icon will bring the heat starting Aug. 3 in Chicago, wrapping Sept. 6 in San Jose, Calif.Harry Styles is winding down his tour in support of his acclaimed self-titled debut album. The “Sign Of The Times” singer/songwriter will be back in the States on June 5 in Dallas before winding up in Los Angeles on July 14. As if you needed some extra incentive, GRAMMY winner Kacey Musgraves will be opening.Before you fire up the grill and unofficially kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend, we want to know: Which show is your hot ticket for summer 2018? Cast your vote in our poll and stay cool.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Facebook Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyoncé, Harry Styles: Hottest Summer Tour | Poll News The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour Def Leppard & Journey From Kesha & Mackelmore and The Championship Tour to Shakira and Def Leppard & Journey, which summer tour do you have circled on your calendar? Tim McPhateGRAMMYs May 25, 2018 – 8:20 am It’s here. That’s right, with Memorial Day upon us, it’s time to start basking in those #summervibes. And the perfect complement for some sun and fun? It’s got to be a summer concert.Polls Which tour is your must-see summer 2018 concert? Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour Luke Bryan, What Makes You Country XL Tour Vote: Which Summer ’18 Concert Are You Going To? taylor-swift-jay-z-beyonc%C3%A9-harry-styles-hottest-summer-tour-poll G-Eazy, The Endless Summer Tour Other Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Co.: The Championship Tour Harry Styles, Live On Tour Twitter Jay Z & Beyoncé, OTR II Tour Choices Email Shakira, El Dorado World Tour
WILMINGTON, MA — Elna M. (Bradley) McFadden-Santini, age 79, of Reading, formerly of Lubec, ME, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.Elna was born in Lubec, Maine, on April 25, 1939; she was the cherished daughter of the late Raymond and Violet Bradley. Elna was raised in Lubec and was a graduate of Lubec High School with the Class of 1958. Following graduation, Elna went on to further her education at the North Shore Babies’ Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts graduating as a pediatric nurse in 1959.Elna took a nursing position at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. After marriage she moved to New York City and worked as a nurse at the Home for Little Wanderers. Elna was such a kind and patient person who had an incredible work ethic; she took the utmost care of her patients as well as their families and was a wonderful co-worker throughout the years.After New York City, Elna took a break from nursing, moved to Reading, Massachusetts where she raised a family of her own. Elna was a very devoted and loving mother and grandmother; she always put her families needs first and she showered them with unconditional love and support. When her family grew up and left “the nest” Elna moved up to New Hampshire where she went back to nursing and did respite care at Pathways of the River in New Hampshire for several years.When Elna decided to retire for good; she returned to Reading and moved to the Tannerville Retirement Community where she made many friends and enjoyed playing cards. Elna was a choir member of the Old South Methodist Church in Reading. She also enjoyed making friends at A.I.M. in Wilmington and participated at the Wilmington Senior Center where she was involved in their many activities.In her spare time, Elna enjoyed doing puzzles, going on long walks and following the Boston Red Sox; she was known to be an AVID fan.Elna will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady who devoted her life to caring for others; she made quite an impact in many lives and she will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.Elna was the devoted mother of Stephanie Donahue & her husband Dennis of Wilmington, Brian McFadden of Lynn, Andrea Marra & her husband Peter of Groveland and Carl McFadden & his wife Jill of Reading, loving grandmother of Amanda, Rachel, Mallory, Meredith, Rebecca, Jennifer, Jake, Will and Kylie, cherished daughter of the late Raymond and Violet (Mahar) Bradley, dear sister of Kenneth Bradley & his wife Joyce of Lubec, ME and the late Bernard. Elna is also survived by many nieces and nephews.A Graveside Service will take place in the family lot at Split Hill Cemetery in Lubec, ME at a later date.In Lieu of flowers, donations in Elna’s memory may be made to the Old South Methodist Church, 6 Salem Street, Reading, MA 01867.Elna M. (Bradley) McFadden-Santini(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 17, 2018)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Helen Constance (Waters) Washburn, 99In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Judith Elaine Sias Guertin, 76In “Obituaries”
ReutersGlobal software major Infosys has inaugurated its fourth technology and innovation hub in Raleigh, North Carolina, saying that it has now hired more than 4,700 Americans since spring 2017, including nearly 500 in North Carolina.The North Carolina hub will help Infosys work more closely with clients in the region in areas as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, user experience and advanced digital technologies, including big data and Cloud, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday.The Hub will train, upskill and reskill Infosys and client employees, in the technologies required to help American businesses accelerate their digital transformations.”The inauguration of our Raleigh Technology and Innovation Hub empowers our North Carolina employees by providing them with pioneering technology training that will help American industries revitalise their core businesses,” Infosys CEO Salil Parekh said in a statement.”The hub allows us to co-locate, co-innovate and co-create alongside our clients and build on our passion for creating the next generation of top US technology talent through world-class education and training,” Parekh added.The hiring is part of the company’s May 2, 2017, decision to recruit 10,000 Americans by setting up four such hubs across the US and focus on new technologies.”Just over a year ago, Infosys committed to creating 2,000 high-skill, high-wage jobs in the Tar Heel State. The company is making strong progress towards that hiring target,” noted North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.In March this year, Infosys said it will open a technology and innovation hub in the US state of Connecticut and hire about 1,000 American workers by 2022.The Connecticut hub will focus on insurance, healthcare, and manufacturing to bring the company to the eastern state’s clients and serve as the global hub for its InsurTech and HeathTech efforts.The company’s first hub was inaugurated in March at Indianapolis in Indiana state where it hired 2,500 American workers over the past year.The company has also announced opening its third hub at Providence in Rhode Island, where it plans to hire about 2,000 techies each by 2021-22.”Today’s Hub inauguration represents another major step forward for Infosys in North Carolina. We have formed strong partnerships with the state’s economic development team,” said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys.
Akshar Pathak, TwitterThe battle to dominate India’s online food business is getting tougher. In the latest development, HSBC Global Research has valued Zomato at $3.6 billion which is almost 70 per cent higher than the valuation attributed when it secured capital in the recent round of funding. Strikingly, the hike in the valuation has propelled the restaurant discovery and food-delivery company ahead of its rival Swiggy which is valued at $3.3 billion after it raised $1 billion in December last year.As per the HSBC’s brokerage arm, InfoEdge — which holds 26 per cent in the Gurgaon based Zomato — is the major reason behind the jump in the valuation of the company. HSBC has said that Zomato’s business has witnessed a fundamental change as the food delivery operation is contributing around 70 per cent of the total revenue. The HSBC report said, “Given the scope of its recent expansion and the need for further funding, we value Zomato on a discounted cash flow basis, at $3.6 billion (at a marginal 9% premium to its competitor Swiggy as of the latest round of funding) versus $0.9 billion earlier due to the change in business focus.” Financial daily, the Economic Time has reported that Zomato has plans to increase its membership product Zomato Gold by two times. Further, to tap into the increasing importance of premium products, the food ordering app is also expecting to generate $20-25 million in revenue by the end of the calendar year 2019. It is to be noted that India’s food-delivery market is still at an emerging state in comparison to China which records approximately 600 million orders monthly. Zomato has admitted that the losses per order have come down. Deepinder Goyal, its founder said that on every order, Zomato now loses Rs 24 against Rs 45 per order six months ago. “We expect employee costs and delivery fee costs per order to gradually decline with larger acceptance of these platforms and an increase in the number of orders per person. We estimate 300 million food-delivery orders a month by FY24e, with Zomato enjoying 37%-40% market share,” the HSBC report further added. Currently, Zomato provides its services in 100 cities across India and plans to further enter 500 cities in the coming 2-3 years. The HSBC report also underlines that few issues that could hamper the valuation of the companies operating in the food-delivery segment include employee unrest due to low salaries and lack of social benefits.