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  • Next Step for ‘Boskalis on Bio’ Program

    first_imgImage source: BoskalisBoskalis and biofuels supplier GoodFuels are set to take the next key step in the ‘Boskalis on Bio’ program for the testing of sustainable bio-fuel oil. Following earlier successful tests with ‘drop-in’ blends of light biofuel and marine gas oil, Boskalis’ 143-meter long trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Willem van Oranje will be the first dredging vessel in the world to operate on 100% bio-fuel oil.The sulphur-free sustainable residual fuel consists wholly of used cooking oil and contains no fossil fuels. This allows a substantial carbon reduction of 90% thereby contributing to a reduction of Boskalis’ carbon footprint.This world first for Boskalis is the result of the ‘Boskalis on Bio’ pilot program launched in 2015 in cooperation with engine manufacturer Wartsila and GoodFuels.With this program, the Dutch giant aims to realize a substantial reduction in carbon emissions from both its vessels and its dry earthmoving equipment and trucks.The TSHD Willem van Oranje, which was taken into service in 2010, has a hopper capacity of 12,000 cubic meters and total installed power of 13,870 kW. The versatile dredging vessel can dredge to a depth of up to 62 meters and is deployed on the most diverse maritime infrastructure projects around the world.last_img read more

  • Kabankalan local shot to death

    first_imgThe 59-year-old resident RamonitoGasataya died of gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed.  Gasataya was rushed to the KabankalanCity District Hospital where the attending physician declared him “dead onarrival.”   According to police investigators,Gasataya was driving a motorcycle when two unidentified suspects peppered himwith bullets around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.      BACOLOD City – A man was shot to deathin Barangay Daan Banua, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.  Officers of the Kabankalan City policestation have yet to identify the suspects and the motive in the incident./PNlast_img read more

  • Repatriation of Filipinos aboard virus-hit cruise ship postponed

    first_imgThe cruise ship Diamond Princess is pictured beside a Japanese flag as it lies at anchor while workers and officers prepare to transfer passengers who tested positive for coronavirus, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan on Feb. 12, 2020. REUTERS MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH)on Saturday announced the postponement of the scheduled repatriation of almost500 Filipinos onboard the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship inYokohama, Japan.The DOH said in a statement that the Inter-Agency Task Force on EmergingInfectious Disease will move the supposed repatriation today to early next weekas a cautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of the Filipinosonboard.“This is to allow the Japanese health authorities to complete thelaboratory testing of the 400-plus Filipino crew members aboard the ship andcomply with the established protocols,” the DOH said.The postponement also gave the assurance that the Japanese government isworking to ensure that appropriate services are being provided to the affectedpassengers.“Our Tokyo Embassy is working closely with the Japanese health and foreignministry to complete the quarantine protocols for the Philippine Government torepatriate our Filipino crew members as soon as possible,” it added.The Malacañang earlier said that 497 Filipinos have confirmed their intentionto be flown over the weekend. The repatriated Filipinos will stay at theAthlete’s Village in New Clark City for a 14-day quarantine period.“The Office of the President also assures the public that allprecautionary measures and safety protocols are in place for the seamlessrepatriation of our countrymen from Japan,” Panelo said.A total of 538 Filipinos are aboard the Diamond Princess. Of the number, 41Filipinos are confirmed to be positive for the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). The cruise ship and the 3,711 passengers on board were placed under quarantineon February 3 after a former passenger tested positive for the virus. Itspassengers began disembarking last Wednesday after the 14-day quarantineperiod.The Filipinos from the Japan cruise ship will be the second batch of repatriatedFilipinos to stay at the NCC with the first being Filipinos who wererepatriated from COVID-hit Wuhan and Hubei Province in China./PNlast_img read more

  • Hull fans’ fears over name ballot

    first_img The club confirmed on Tuesday that it will ask all season pass holders for their views on the proposed name change after it emerged that the Football Association’s membership committee has recommended that the Full Council, which will make the final decision at its meeting on April 9, rejects the club’s application. Owner Assem Allam has threatened to walk away if he does not get his wish, and the City Till We Die group is concerned about what supporters will be asked to vote on. Press Association The campaign group fighting a proposal to change Hull’s name to Hull Tigers fears the Allam family will use a ballot as a vote of confidence in its stewardship. center_img As a result, they are urging the club to pose two questions. A spokesman said: “The club has yet to announce the exact wording of the question which will be posed, or how the ballot will be run. “However, City Till We Die are concerned that the voting form may be worded in such a way as to present the ballot as a vote of confidence in the Allams’ overall stewardship of the club, rather than the single issue of the name change. “Our campaign has always been about retaining the name ‘Hull City’ and nothing else. “We are therefore calling on the club to include TWO questions on the ballot form: 1. Do you agree with the proposed name change to “Hull Tigers”? – YES/NO; 2. Do you support the Allam family’s continued ownership of Hull City? – YES/NO. “We know that many supporters wish to remain as Hull City, but are happy for the Allams’ ownership of the club to continue. “We also hope there will be independent adjudication of the ballot, to avoid any doubt about the legitimacy of the results. “As ever, we remain keen to explore alternative means of making the club financially self-sustaining, without the need for changing its historic name.” Allam is convinced changing the name of the club after 110 years would open up new marketing opportunities which he insists are vital if it is to thrive in the Barclays Premier League. However, while understanding the need to attract additional revenue and acknowledging the good work which has been done by the Allams, the City Till We Die group has fought against the proposal from the off. last_img read more

  • Kenichi Yatsuhashi denies asking for salary increment

    first_imgHearts of Oak Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has debunked rumors he asked for a salary increment from his current employers.The Japanese American also squashed rumors he has held talks with rivals Kotoko who are willing to offer him a better contract according to reports.Kenichi however has taken to facebook to deny all reports. – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

  • BIH Basketball Players Finished Preparations in Kranjska Gora and Will Arrive in Sarajevo Today

    first_imgThe Men’s Basketball Team of BIH finished its 12 day preparations in Kranjska Gora.All players finished the first part of preparations for the European Cup without injuries and are in good form. At the last training, players chosen by Aco Petrović, divided into three fives, played three periods of 10 minutes.The team is returning to Sarajevo today, where after a 3 day pause they will continue with training.The BIH Basketball Team will train in Sarajevo until 12 August, and will then leave for Slovenia where they will play a friendly match with Georgia, Slovenia and Russia.By the end of the preparations, the players will take part in more tournaments in Germany and Greece.At the European Championship in Slovenia, which begins on 4 September, BIH will be in the group with Latvia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Lithuania. The first match of BIH will be on 4 September against Latvia.(Source: read more

  • David Fernández and Diéguez the pillars behind Alcorcón

    first_img6 David Fernández has 2,700 minutes in 30 games and has scored a goal in the yellow shirt. Diéguez had a little more time settling down and footballers like Elgezabal fought for his position in the first days. Diego, ceded by the Alaves, has played 2004 minutes and has played 23 games and scored a goal. 19 David Fernandez adds his third consecutive season being the undisputed starter with the Alcorcón. The previous two years he had as a dance partner Stephen Burgos. Between the years Fernández played 75 games and scored two goals.center_img Among the pairs of centrals most recognized by fans we find Chema Rodríguez and Djene in the 2015/2016 season. Chema that year he played 33 games and Djene 35. Babin for four seasons he captained the yellow defense in Second division. He played 151 league games and scored 11 goals. Babin was the first season accompanied by Wheel, the following year with Agus He formed one of the best central pairs in the category. In 2012-2013 he also had another great partner, The guard and in 2013/2014 he accompanied him Héctor Verdés. The AD Alcorcón He has always had big names of his own in the center position. Footballers like Djene, Chema Rodríguez, David Navarro, Babin or The guard They have dressed the elastic pottery and have been footballers of great importance in the Alcorconero team. This year in Alcorcón trained by Fran Fernández David Fernández and Diéguez they have become creditors of the confidence of the mister and the pillars of the pottery behind.last_img read more

  • ‘Liberians, Will Be Pleased With Their Security’

    first_imgDefense Minister Brownie J. Samukai Jr. has assured Liberians that they will be pleased about the performance and the level of protection the country’s security personnel will provide following the departure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) by the end of this month.“If we look at today’s environment as compared to 2003, situation has completely changed for the better,” he told the Daily Observer in a brief interview. “Today, we have institutions that perform, including the judiciary that functions, civil society also functioning, free media environment, our democracy that led to two elections, which tells you that Liberians themselves are their own security.” Samukai said Liberians are already engaged into providing an enabling environment to do all the positive things, adding that UNMIL presence has helped Liberians to reach this level. He also said there is collaboration between the private security and the national security as UNMIL drawdown, but the government or national security will not provide arms for the private security.“UNMIL believes that Liberians are in the position to manage their own security and we have developed such capacity over the years to enable us manage such affairs. I don’t think that having all the huge security presence is needed now,” he said.He said the military as well as any other security apparatuses are ready to take over responsibility for the nation’s security after UNMIL mandate ends this month. Samukai said the numerical strength of the army is sufficient to handle security matters in the wake of UNMIL departure, because the military has been undergoing training in preparation for the drawdown exercise.To some Liberians, the coming of June 30, was a myth, but the reality is that 13 days from the today will signify the end of the UN’s military presence in Liberia since the end of the country’s civil crisis in 2003. During the 12 years of providing security to the country, the UN has been gradually drawing down its military presence, while working with local law enforcement agencies to handle the job. By Thursday, June 30, UNMIL will finally turn over its security operations to the Liberian security.Amidst skepticism from the public, the government continues to assure its citizens of its preparedness to not just handle the herculean task of national security maintaining law and order, but with ease because, according to Defense Minister Brownie Samukai, Liberians themselves are prepared to be a part of the process. Samukai reiterated government’s preparedness in a brief interview with the Daily Observer yesterday.UNMIL was established by Security Council resolution 1509 in September 2003 to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peace process; protect United Nations staff, facilities and civilians; support humanitarian and human rights activities; as well as assist in national security reform, including national police training and formation of a new, restructured military.“I think the government is ready in spite of the challenges, because whenever you have challenges, it creates an opportunity. In spite of those challenges, we are in the position to manage our own security as a people and country,” Minister Samukai declared.According to him, there is a need to also look where the national government can invest more resources to beef up the existing strength and manpower, including managing transport capability, providing for personnel and making sure that these tasks are performed to the needs of the people.“From our side, we believe that the roles and responsibilities that we have are easily executable because we have been doing the preparedness for a period of time. We are to the point where all of our security forces, I mean the police, our immigration personnel, have been going through different kinds of training, different kinds of operations, different kinds of scenarios exercises, including our participation in the UN Mission. So, we are very confident in the capability of the security sector,” he assured.Update on Current RecruitmentSamukai said the military had graduated about 154 additional personnel after they completed their advanced individual training (AIT) to prepare the army for the different roles and responsibilities it will play as a result of the drawdown of UNMIL.“We also completed the training of 154 recruits and we are now vetting about 400 persons to identify those that would be selected for the new round of recruitment process. Initially 4,000 persons applicants took the aptitude test and were screened,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Supreme Court Warns NEC

    first_imgChief Justice Francis Korkpor yesterday warned authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) not to disqualify any candidate that desires to contest the October 10 presidential and legislative elections because only the Supreme Court has the sole legal authority to do so.Earlier, Kamara’s lead lawyer, Cllr. Arthur Johnson, argued that his client was never given any due process of law before his rejection, which contradicted the Constitution of Liberia.Chief Justice Korkpor’s warning came after the NEC admitted that it did not accord Mr. Abu Kamara, a sitting assistant minister of Post & Telecommunications, due process as an aspirant for Montserrado County District #15 Representative seat. The NEC rejected Mr. Kamara because he is a presidential appointee that did not resign his post two years before the elections, according to the Code of Conduct.Justice Korkpor told NEC authorities that they “cannot disqualify a candidate only based on the application form that he or she has filled in to be qualified for participation in the election process.”“A form is not an individual that you rely on to disqualify anyone, because you should have first invited the candidate for investigation before rejecting their nomination, which you have failed to do with the case of Kamara,” Justice Korkpor pointed out, adding, “tell the NEC to stop their rejection formalities unless you heard our ruling into this matter.”The Supreme Court did not give a specific date when it will deliver its ruling in Kamara’s case.The Supreme Court on March 3, in its opinion (ruling), confirmed the constitutionality of the Code of Conduct (CoC), with three justices in favor and two against. The NEC’s admission came during an argument on whether its rejection of Kamara was in compliance with the CoC. In his argument, Cllr. Musa Dean admitted that Kamara was not accorded due process when the decision to disqualify him was approved by NEC’s Board of Commissioners.“When the nomination committee noticed that Kamara placed on his form that he was serving as assistant minister for administration at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the committee immediately disqualified him and submitted the document to the Board of Commissioners, which immediately confirmed the action,” Cllr. Dean said.“Kamara filed his nomination form on June 19 and he was rejected on July 1. Besides, he had 48 hours to appeal the decision, and he failed to take advantage of that,” Cllr. Dean said in his argument.“Immediately after the 48 hours; that was, on July 3, the commissioners confirmed the decision without hearing from Kamara,” Dean clarified. The NEC said Kamara was in total violation of the CoC, because he did not resign his position as assistant minister, before applying as an aspirant for the forthcoming presidential and legislative elections. “He admitted on his nomination form that he has not resigned his position and that alone makes the NEC reject his nomination for violation of the CoC,” the NEC lawyer argued.“Kamara is still in violation of the CoC because he currently serves as an assistant minister at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and has refused to resign that position,” Cllr. Dean added.Kamara’s lawyer had argued that the NEC, without any legal basis and support consistent with due process, denied and rejected his application on grounds that he is prohibited from contesting for public office as outlined in the controversial Code of Conduct (CoC).Kamara said although he did not resign his post two years prior to the upcoming elections, “it does not warrant disqualification to contest as a candidate in Section 15.1 of the CoC.”Cllr. Arthur Johnson said his client had already prepared his letter of resignation, but at that time President Sirleaf was not in the country to approve it, before pleading by saying “we beg this court to allow him to resign and be made to participate in the forthcoming presidential and legislative elections.”Cllr. Johnson said though Kamara was still occupying his position at the ministry, he could not wait for the return of President Sirleaf to approve his resignation, on grounds that he was going to miss the nomination deadline.“This is how he managed to apply and indicated on the NEC’s application form that he is an assistant minister at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. He never wanted to lie under oath, so he was fair enough to admit that he is serving as a presidential appointee,” Kamara’s lawyer argued.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Chief Justice Francis Korkpor – Advertisement –last_img read more

  • Security guard dies days after being hit by truck

    first_img– Police yet to determine if accident linked to brutal murder of schoolteacherThe security guard who allegedly saw a car dumping battered Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher Kescia Branche on Cemetery Road a few weeks ago died days after he was struck down by a truck on Princes Street.Dead is Norbert Lamazon of Princes Street, Wortmanville. He was reportedly struck from behind by a truck sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning last week. The man died late Saturday afternoon while receiving medical treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The dead man’s mother, Gloria Barker, told Guyana Times, via telephone, that the family received a call on Friday afternoon informing them that her son was missing.She said that a report was made to the Police and the family began searching for Lamazon. His daughter discovered his remains at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he died on Saturday.The grieving mother explained that details surrounding her son’s death were sketchy, but they were informed by hospital officials that Lamazon was involved in a hit-and-run accident.“We get the call and they didn’t say what happen. We search the hospital and so, but didn’t find him, but Saturday a friend said that they see he in the hospital and when he daughter reach there, he was already dead,” Barker related.A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman said that the Police had questioned Lamazon in connection with the dumping of the teacher who succumbed days later, and he had shared some information with them.However, Commander Chapman did not reveal what information the now deceased man provided to the Police, while saying that it was too early to determine if the accident was linked to the brutal murder of the schoolteacher. The Police, however, are exploring every angle.“We spoke to him long before the incident and we are aware of his accident and subsequent death, and we have launched an investigation to determine what happened…it would be too early to say if it is linked to the information, but we are exploring all sides,” Chapman said.It was suggested that Lamazon might have been killed in order to “shut him up”, preventing him from giving the Police additional information.A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on Lamazon’s body on Wednesday.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more