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Report: CO2 Leak on Bulker Kills 10, Injures 19 in China

first_imgA carbon dioxide leak on a bulk carrier killed ten and injured nineteen people at a dock in an eastern Chinese province.The incident occurred at the Longyan port in Weihai, Shandong province, at around 4 p.m. (local time) on May 25, local media reported.As informed, a worker accidentally released CO2 in the fire extinguishing system aboard the China-flagged Jin Hai Xiang. At the time of the incident, the Panamax bulker was undergoing repairs at the dock.Authorities found ten people dead at the scene and hospitalized another nineteen, the Weihai local government said in a release. The injured are reportedly in stable condition.Being held responsible for the death of the workers, Jin Hai Xiang’s third officer has been arrested.An investigation into the incident has been launched.The 69,100 dwt Jin Hai Xiang is owned by China’s Fujian Shipping, VesselsValue’s data shows. The vessel was built in Japan in 1994.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more


GWI is lucky Guyanese do not actively sue for damages

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana has earned its name from the Amerindians, meaning “Land of Many Waters”. Ironically, in this land of many waters, that precious, supposedly colorless mineral, has become the most abused, wasted and expensive commodity.Just over a year ago, I had reason to publicise a Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) billing issue. Senior management and executives subsequently met with me over it. I presented my facts, and the issue, which had greater reach than my simple highlight, was acknowledged and efforts were subsequently made to correct it.My publicity of the GWI issue did not go down well with some persons and even resulted in minor collateral damage. A once close friend, who was closely linked to the GWI executives, took offence to my actions and our friendship dissipated over the ensuing months. In life, you win some and you lose some.GWI’s operation, is again the subject of my attention. On October 19, 2018 at 12:11h, I sent a video and photograph of a leaking water main located in a North-Eastern section of Georgetown to the GWI Facebook Account. All relevant details were provided. My message was read by someone at the GWI at 12:12h- one minute later- the same day. To date, the water main continues to leak. I estimate that thousands of gallons of water have been wasted over the months since the main first started leaking, although some ingenious resident in the area placed an old bucket over the breakage to prevent the water from sprouting into the air. Hundreds more gallons of water may have been wasted since I took my precious time and effort in a public-spirited gesture to inform the GWI via its fancy Facebook public interface over a week ago. Is GWI really serious about its PR, advertisements, and appeals for members of the public to report breakages and leaking water mains?I am no stranger to this type of culture of inaction in my hydrophilic country, but it is stifling to absorb the hypocrisy and even animosity that some in the corporate arena develop when the public media is engaged in such matters, which invariably expose their apparent slighting attitudes or incompetence.The people at GWI may, again, be unhappy with this missive, notwithstanding their untimeliness in addressing my report of the leakage. If acted upon, the entity will undoubtedly avert the unnecessary spending of hundreds of thousands of dollars in water wastage, as well as restore full water pressure to consumers in the affected areas.Some other time I will address the issue of that orange-ish-brown colour of the water, which permanently stains everything it comes into contact with, from linens to toilets and sanitary ware. GWI is lucky to be operating in a country where persons do not actively sue for damages.Yours faithfully,Orette Cuttinglast_img read more


Irish Soldiers forced to splash out €800 for return flight from foreign tours

first_imgIrish soldiers on foreign tours of duty are forced to splash out up to €800 to return home on leave, according to a new report. Troops serving in places such as Lebanon and the Golan Heights in Syria are given three weeks of leave during their six months deployment.But they’re not allowed stay in the mission area and must fund their own travel back to Ireland to see loved ones. Ireland currently has 655 soldiers serving overseas, with 460 of these forming part of the United Nations Interim Force in the Lebanon.The 114th infantry battalion flew out to the Middle East state last month to begin their six month tour of duty in the region.It’s estimated that the cost of a return flight from the Lebanon to Ireland costs €800, which must be paid for by each member.Labour’s defence spokesman Brendan Ryan described the practice as “disgraceful”. He told the Irish Sun: “I’ve raised the mistreatment of members of the Defence Forces a number of times in the Dail and this is just another example of this.“The Minister continuously says that they are valued but it’s clear they’re not.“We keep hearing about the low pay many are made to scrape by on and then something like this just adds to their hardship, just so they can see their families.“If they have three weeks leave from any tour of duty then they are going to go home to see their families.“They, along with their loved ones, make great sacrifices when they travel abroad on missions and if they’re flying home during their tours on leave then the Defence Forces should be paying for it.” Last month, Over 400 men and women of the Irish Defence Forces paraded through Letterkenny ahead of their six-month deployment to South Lebanon.Four hundred and fifty troops rotated to South Lebanon in what is Ireland’s largest overseas deployment to a single mission area.Irish Soldiers forced to splash out €800 for return flight from foreign tours was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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


Bafana and Mozambique to kick off Chan 2014

first_imgThe mascot for the CAF African Nations Championship or Chan 2014 is this hippo dressed as a soccer player. (Image: CAF)MEDIA CONTACTS• Eric MwanzaCAF Media Officer Cape Town+ 27 612593821Ray MaotaWith its sophisticated infrastructure and experience in successfully hosting major international tournaments, South Africa has become the go-to country in Africa for continental and world sporting events. This year, it’s the turn of the CAF African Nations Championship, or Chan 2014, which kicks off in Cape Town on 11 January.A 16-team competition of African nations, with players drawn exclusively from the different countries’ domestic leagues, the tournament runs from 11 January to 1 February 2014, with matches held in three South African cities. Bafana Bafana will face Mozambique in the opening game at Cape Town Stadium at 18h00 on Saturday.See all the Chan 2014 fixturesMiller Matola, chief executive of Brand South Africa, welcomed the 15 other African teams to South Africa. “With games being played in Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Polokwane, visitors to our country will have an opportunity to experience our diversity and the unique quality of the different provinces,” he said. “However, the welcome of our people remains the same throughout the country and all South Africans look forward to hosting our visitors.”Matola said South Africans had demonstrated their warm hospitality and love of the beautiful game during the 2009 Confederations Cup, 2010 Fifa World Cup, and 2012 African Cup of Nations.“We are all ambassadors for this country so let us play our part and be good hosts during the Chan tournament.” The tournamentDuring the group stages of Chan 2014, two matches will be played every day from 11 to 22 January.The four groups making up the tournament will play in three different South African cities. Group A is made up of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, as well as Mali, Nigeria and Mozambique, and will play in Cape Town. Group B – Morocco, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Burkina Faso – will also play in Cape Town.Group C, made up of Ghana, Congo, Libya and Ethiopia, will play in Bloemfontein in the Free State, and Group D – DRC, Mauritania, Gabon and Burundi – in Polokwane, Limpopo.The Chan tournament was not originally on Fifa’s calendar as it restricted which players could represent each country. But Fifa has since announced that matches will have full Fifa status, meaning they will count towards country world rankings. South African preparationsBafana Bafana’s preparations started with a hiccup as some clubs were reluctant to release their players. This was quickly resolved, and national coach Gordon Igesund has declared himself happy with the preparations.“The challenge is to get Bafana going to a point that we get into the top eight in Africa, so that we can be seeded when the draw for big tournaments is made,” Igesund said.“After beating Spain, we should carry on with the habit of winning and [the African Nations Championship] is a type of tournament where it is important for the team to do well.”Igesund stressed that crowd support will be important to Bafana’s success.“Nothing is more inspiring to a footballer than having a packed stadium behind him. We face tough opposition, but I am looking forward to winning the tournament.”Fikile Mbalula, minister of sport and recreation, visited the squad at their base camp in Cape Town on 9 January to wish them well.“If you go with the mentality that teams have not sent strong players here you are going to be surprised by Mozambique,” he warned. “They will want to come here and embarrass you.“And you don’t want to appear as people who did not give their all and did not want to represent their country. I thought I needed to emphasise that point that we have pride in you, and we are confident that all of you will make this country of ours proud. Rewards come at the end, not at the beginning.”last_img read more


Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 22, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today will be a slow transition day over most of Ohio. We still have plenty of cloud cover and light moisture over the eastern half to third of the state through the day, and that will keep a lid on temps. We cant rule out a few hundredths to a tenth or two or moisture through the entire day. This morning most of that action is in NE Ohio, but later this morning and this afternoon, it fills in over the entire eastern part of the state. Now, high pressure will drift across the state tomorrow and will help get the weekend off to a good start, with sunshine holding through most of SundayWe still have clouds starting to increase Sunday evening, and we cant rule out a few showers in SW parts of Ohio after sunset. Good precipitation arrives Monday. The rain reaches 90% of the state and will yield .2”-.8” of total moisture. Everything should be done by Monday night. The map at right shows 24 hour rain totals ending at midnight Monday.Tuesday turns out partly sunny, and then we see sunshine through Wednesday and Thursday. Scattered showers return for next Friday, and then rain continues Saturday and Sunday (the 30th and 31st). Rain totals remain at .5”-1.5” over the 3-4 day period combined. Coverage will be nearly 100% of the state, although on any given day, the 24 hour coverage may be closer to 65-70%.Sunshine will be back to start off April for the 1st through the 3rd.  Clouds begin to build on the fourth, and then we have a chance of rain from overnight the 4th through the 5th of April. Rain totals up to at least half an inch are expected.Overall, no real significant change in our outlook this morning, and the next two days look great. Temps will be pulling back a bit next week and can spend most of the week normal to below normal.last_img read more


Standhardinger, Ravena ink max rookie contracts

first_imgMOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Standhardinger already inked a three-year deal with San Miguel Beer worth a little over P8 million for the next three seasons, though he will not be joining the Beermen until June, or in the early part of the Commissioner’s Cup because he has to play out a contract with Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League.Maliksi gets new dealMeanwhile, Sy said the Elite have presented gunslinger Allein Maliksi a two-year extension for the veterans’ maximum worth around P10 million.“We are just waiting for him to sign on the dotted line, so to speak,” Sy said of Maliksi, who was shipped by Star to the Elite in one of the more celebrated trades during the middle of last season.Sy is also excited about Emil Palma, his second round choice whom he described as “the sleeper” of the Draft who could turn out to be a “(Marc) Barroca or (Jio) Jalalon type of a player.Meanwhile, the league’s board of governors will fly to Los Angeles in the United States for a five-day planning session starting Nov. 10 to chart the direction the league will take in the next season.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stakeholders welcome ITF Philta intervention Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Top picks Standhardinger (left) and Ravena are instant millionaires after getting juicy contracts.—SHERWIN VARDELEONWhile Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena cornered maximum, multiyear deals with the PBA teams that selected them 1-2 in the Draft on Sunday, the next three selections in the talent-laden pool would most likely have to settle for a little less.Blackwater, which made hard-nosed big man Raymar Jose of Far Eastern third overall, former La Salle ace Jason Perkins, picked fourth by Phoenix Petroleum, and Alaska’s Jeron Teng, also a former King Archer in the UAAP, will be making a little under the maximum allowable salary for rookies when the season opens Dec. 17 with the Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Jose, who was a back-up big man for Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup, is set to sit down with management on Thursday, where team manager Johnson Martinez will give him a tender offer of P120,000 a month for the first year and P180,000 for the second, a pact similar to what Art dela Cruz got two years ago as the No. 9 pick.“I would like to see first what he can give us,” Blackwater owner Dioceldo Sy said of the 6-foot-5 Jose, a hard worker who has the willingness to rough it out against anybody in the shaded lane. “There are always additional incentives and we always give premium to players who deliver.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerkins, meanwhile, will get “a little less” than the P150,000/month first year maximum salary, according to team representative lawyer Raymund Zorilla. “But he will be very happy, I am sure.”Teng, the big-scoring forward, has also yet to sit down with Alaska management, but team manager Dickie Bachmann said that he will propose a package that will be very close to the maximum. To be tackled are the formats of the Commissioner’s Cup and Governors’ Cup as well as other possible league activities. LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more


Rep Sheppard welcomes Jackman Road Elementary students to Capitol

first_img06Jun Rep. Sheppard welcomes Jackman Road Elementary students to Capitol Categories: Sheppard News,Sheppard Photos State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance welcomed students from Jackman Road Elementary School in Temperance to the Capitol on June 6.“I’m excited to see young students interested in state government,” Rep. Sheppard said. “It’s so important that they learn about the significant role the Legislature plays and I encourage them to be informed and active citizens as they grow up.”State Rep. Jason Sheppard visits with Jackman Road Elementary students during their trip to the Capitol building in Lansing.last_img


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Scientists identify rare paradoxical response to antiretroviral therapy

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