CMA CGM Splits ASEA Service

first_imgCMA CGM Group is dividing its Asia-East Africa (ASEA) service into two distinct services starting December 2014, the world’s third largest shipping company said in a release.ASEA Kenya will provide 4-day reduction in transit times to Kenya on the following rotation: Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Colombo, Mombasa, Colombo, Singapore; while ASEA Tanzania will provide 8-day reduction in transit times to Tanzania, on the following rotation: Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Colombo, Male, Port Victoria, Dar Es Salam, Colombo, Singapore.2,800 TEU vessel fleet will be deployed on the two services, which according to CMA CGM will be the largest capacity vessels in the area.The shipper says that the two new services will also improve the offer to Somalia with weekly calls, instead of the bi-weekly country call operated until now, cover the Indian Ocean with bi-weekly calls in the Maldives and Seychelles islands, as well as connect Asia to the following African land-locked countries: Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda and South Sudan.Press Releaselast_img read more

Borough Looks At Funds To Hire Three 911 Dispatchers

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will look at an ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday that would cover the cost of funding three new borough dispatch positions.  The total cost according to the ordinance would be approximately $345,000 on an annual basis. Harbaugh: “It has met with the borough administration three times to discuss revising the agreement to address this transition but no agreement has been reached. The borough intends to continue its efforts to negotiate with the state and to recover costs it is owed by the state under the current agreement.” In a memo to the assembly from Borough Finance Director Brandi Harbaugh, funds are needed to reimburse the borough’s E911 division for the overtime costs it hasincurred and to fund three new positions to fill the vacancies left unfilled by the state. Harbaugh: “Three of DPS ‘s eight dispatcher positions have been vacant since September 2019 equaling 1,868 hours that the borough had to cover using overtime. A fourth state position remained vacant from July 1, 2019 until September 5, 2019. The missing state personnel time totals about 2080 hours, which is equal to one full-time position for a year.” The state announced its intention to centralize E911 call-taking for Alaska State Troopers and alerted the borough of its intention to ultimately remove all state positions from the Communications Center in Soldotna.last_img read more

Russell praises KKR for ‘easing mind’

first_imgCMC – ALL-ROUNDER Andre Russell has praised the Indian Premier League franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, for providing the assurances which kept him focused during his one-year ban from the sport.The Jamaican who returned to competitive cricket earlier this month after serving an anti-doping whereabouts ban, said KKR had indicated early in his suspension that they were interested in re-signing him.“After I got banned last year, maybe a week after, KKR reached out and we negotiated that I would be signed this year on return,” Russell told the India-based Firstpost.“It was basically them doing their part to help ease my mind during the ban, saying that you are out of cricket, but don’t worry about it, we have got your back.”He continued: “Dhaka Dynamites (Bangladesh Premier League franchise) and a few other teams reached out and gave confirmation that I would be signed this year; so this all kept me focused.”At the IPL auction last month, Russell was retained by KKR in a US$1.07 million deal.Russell has emerged in recent years as one of the most sought-after players on the international Twenty20 circuit.However, the 29-year-old was banned in January last year after being found guilty of failing to notify anti-doping authorities of his whereabouts on three occasions in 2015 – a breach that is the equivalent of a failed drugs test under World Anti-Doping Agency regulations.“Overall it was a mental thing. I’ve always been a mentally strong person. Once I put my mind to something I’m going to get it done,” he explained.“So, I guess it was easier for me that way – not to sulk, lose shape, but keep myself in good condition and get out of bed sometimes to put in the work – despite knowing I’m just practicing but can’t play cricket.“With six months to go, I started counting down and viewed it as a long pre-season, because when the time was up, I wanted to be in the best shape and fully cricket-ready.”Russell returned to action earlier this month in the Regional Super50 – the West Indies domestic 50-overs competition – and immediately stamped his class with a whirlwind-hundred and two half-centuries for the Jamaica Scorpions.He will turn out for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League which bowled off Thursday.last_img read more

Bartica Cycling Challenge…

first_imgTrophy Stall continues to exhibit its corporate and social responsibility in a tangible way and has agreed to be on board the inaugural Bartica Cycling Challenge, the first road race to be held there on Saturday. According to a press release, on Friday, at the entity’s Bourda Market location, Manager Ramesh Sunich handed over three trophies to Mayor of Bartica, Gifford Marshall in the presence of Assistant Racing Secretary of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF), Joseph Britton.The trophies will be awarded to the overall winner of the event along with the top female and juvenile cyclists.Marshall, who the release stated is passionate about the advancement of athletes across the sports spectrum in Bartica, expressed gratitude to Sunich for his partnership for the event which is being sponsored by the Bartica Town Council. “We are very pleased with your contribution to this event which, as you know, would be the first such race in Bartica. We are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the cyclists have a memorable time and fans are thrilled with the performances that we are told would be fantastic.”Marshall also expressed his appreciation of the Guyana Cycling Federation for their role in assisting to bring off the day of racing which would, apart from the top riders from the nation competing, see persons from the town also having an opportunity to showcase their talent as well. Sunich said that he had no hesitation in being a partner for the historic event which will see the cream of the nation’s cyclists from Berbice, Linden and Georgetown matching pedals there for the first time.    “Like the cyclists who will be the main focus, we at Trophy Stall also want to be a part of this historical event. We have always been supportive of athletes in every sport and therefore we had no hesitation in coming on board.”Britton, on behalf of the GCF, expressed thanks to Mayor Marshall, Bartica Town Council and Sunich for their collective effort which should be appreciated by the cyclists taking part in the event.To date, well over 50 riders have stated they will be participating in the  even where over $400,000 in cash prizes will  be at stake in the senior, junior, juvenile, female and masters categories. Races for BMX riders in the 6-9 years, 9-12 years and Open races for residents will also form part of the day’s activities.last_img read more

Virat Kohli lauds MS Dhoni’s smart decision-making

first_imgIndia and England are all set to face off in the first ODI of the three-match series in Pune on Sunday under new skipper Virat Kohli. The series will mark Kohli’s first assignment at the helm, since Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquished the post earlier this month. (India seek fresh start under Virat Kohli in first ODI vs England)CLICK TO WATCH VIDEOKohli though had reiterated time and again that he will be seeking advice from his former captain Dhoni and that his nine-year experience as will be invaluable for the him and the team. Kohli also said on Saturday that Dhoni would also make it easier for him to take a call as far as the Decision Review System (DRS) is concerned. (Virat Kohli’s Team India will rewrite history, says MS Dhoni)”He is one voice if he tells me it’s outside the line or if it’s missing the stumps the decision stands there it’s not left up to doubt or any further debate from there on. He is someone who has always been very smart in decision making as far as appeals are concerned as well,” said Kohli in the pre-match press conference in Pune. (Kohli already has a formidable record as ODI captain)”I think his word would be the one word that I would trust as far as DRS is concerned because he is in the best position plus he is the most intelligent cricketer around, there’s no doubting that.” (The more I serve Virat Kohli, the better it will be for Indian cricket: MS Dhoni)advertisement’LEARNT A LOT FROM DHONI’[email protected] has always been smart with decision-making. He is the most intelligent cricketer around: @imVkohli #TeamIndia #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) January 14, 2017″Already I have learnt a lot. Since the time have come to the team observing how Dhoni has operated and I have said that a lot of times in the past. (Also Read: Kohli and Tendulkar, two champion batsmen: One a fitness freak, the other a foodie)”Many people have had different styles of captaincy and I think he has been so successful because he has been able to find the right balance in being offensive with his plans as well as understanding when the game is dominated by the opposition and how to slow things down. I think that has been his biggest strength and that is something that I would like to understand.”READY TO CAPTAIN INDIAI am ready, not thinking about the burden at all. Leading India gives me more opportunities to take Indian Cricket forward: @imVkohli BCCI (@BCCI) January 14, 2017″I’m pretty read in accepting of taking captaincy in all three formats. I feel really honoured, I don’t feel any stress and I’m not thinking about the burden at all. It just gives me more opportunities to take Indian cricket forward which I think is the best thing to happen to anyone,” Kohli concluded.last_img read more

Exclusive BLK offer

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) partner BLK has a great offer exclusively for TFA members just in time for summer competitions. Outfit your team in the latest performance gear from BLK for a greatly reduced price: bundle your team kit with a singlet, shorts and pair of socks all for just $50 (ex GST), which is amazing value!To order your uniforms, please head to and head to the Contact Us section or request a quote. Alternatively please call (07) 5635 1900 and customer service will put you in touch with your local rep. For more information, please see the attachment below or visit the BLK website –  Offer ends 31/12/14, minimum order is 36 units, and does not apply to any previous offer. Related Filestfa_blk_package_offer_4_-pdfRelated LinksBLK uniform offerlast_img read more

We Promise Foundation Launches Red Carpet Celebrity Handbag Auction

first_imgThe We Promise Foundation is proud to announce our 4th Annual Red Carpet Celebrity Handbag Auction.This premier event begins June 9, 2013 at 9PM EST with 7-day auctions ending June 16, 2013. The We Promise Foundation is delighted to offer one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories donated by celebrities, supporters and the finest design houses.The auction features items from some top design houses and bags from a few celebrities such as Four-time Best Actress Emmy Award Winner, Michael Learned and American Idol Season Six favorite, Melinda Doolitte.Michael Learned, best known for role as Olivia Walton on the television series “The Waltons”, graciously donated a luxurious Salvatore Ferragamo bag. This classic winter white leather tote bag includes a flap turn lock closure and gold-tone hardware. It features two flap exterior pockets along with one accessory pocket, one cell phone pocket, and one zippered pocket within the bag. In addition to the elegant Ferragamo signature lining, the bag includes protective feet at the base to keep this bag looking spectacular for years to come. This is a gently used bag and has just a small mark on a bottom corner.Melinda Doolittle, who became a household name on season six of American Idol, has generously donated one of her “favorite bags” from Urban Expressions. This bag is vegan and eco-friendly. It is marbled brown and black bag and includes a detachable shoulder strap to help carry any items placed in the large and roomy main pocket.We Promise Benefits children in our member communities who are battling life-threatening and degenerative diseases. They provide grants for such organizations as Make-A-Wish, Toby’s Dream Foundation, and the Roc Solid Foundation. In the past they’ve had celebs such as Lea Michele donate items for their cause.Bidding for each item started at $0.99. To access the auction and find out more, click here.last_img read more

Nashville Star Clare Bowen Visits Troops With USO

first_imgStar of ABC’s hit show “NASHVILLE” Clare Bowen took time out this holiday to volunteer with the USO and make a moment-filled trip to Tinker Air Force Base to visit and perform her first-ever USO concert for troops and military families Dec. 13.Clare Bowen Makes Holiday Visit to Tinker Air Force BaseCredit/Copyright: USOFollowing in the footsteps of actor/comedian Rob Riggle and baseball legend Randy Johnson, among other celebrities who helped spread much-needed USO cheer to troops this holiday, Bowen extended her thanks to military families stationed in the Midwest for their sacrifice.Clare Bowen Performs Her First-Ever USO Show Credit/Copyright: USO“I feel so privileged to volunteer with the USO and to have the opportunity to give back, and say thank you to America’s troops and military families,” said Clare. “Being from Australia, I know what it is like to be far away from your family and friends over the holidays. It really is tough and if I can help ease that feeling in some small way, count me in anytime.”The USO’s “Every Moment Counts” invites Americans to join the USO and Bowen in honoring and creating moments that matter for our nation’s troops and their families this holiday. This event, much like the campaign centers around the countless every day moments – from family dinners and date nights to children’s births and holiday celebrations with loved ones – that our troops and their families selflessly sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country.last_img read more

Ottawa police called after Eagle Staff seized during Congress meeting

first_img(Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief Robert Bertrand photographed with his organization’s Eagle Staff. CAP/handout)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe former national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) was detained by Ottawa police after he tried to seize the organization’s Eagle Staff during a meeting in Ottawa on Saturday.Kevin Daniels, who was national chief of CAP in 2009, said he wanted to take the Eagle Staff back and “burn it” because it had been “tainted” by the current leadership of the organization.Daniels made the move to take the Eagle Staff on Saturday during CAP’s morning annual general assembly session at the Marriott Hotel’s ballroom after he took the microphone to challenge CAP’s current National Chief Robert Bertrand over his claims to Indigenous ancestry and dealings with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).“I began my questioning of national leader Robert Bertrand and I asked him a simple question of how much money the (NWMO) was giving this organization,” said Daniels, who originally brought the Eagle Staff to CAP. “I called for his genealogy, I called for his resignation…. I walked up and said, ‘I’m retrieving it, it’s tainted. I grabbed the Eagle Staff and was walking out and was cornered by about 50 people.”Daniels managed to grab the staff and ended up in a backroom of the ballroom where he remained until Ottawa Police arrived. After Ottawa Police ran his name they discovered he had an outstanding warrant with police in Gatineau, Que., said Daniels.Ottawa Police Const. Chuck Benoit confirmed Daniels was detained and handed over to Gatineau police on Saturday. He said the police reports from the incident included mention of an Eagle Staff.“He was apprehended for that warrant and the rest of the information can only be given by Gatineau Police,” said Benoit.Gatineau Police confirmed the arrest, but did not provide information on the warrant.Daniels said the warrant was for an assault charge stemming from an incident near Indigenous Affairs’ Gatineau head-quarters when a woman accused him of knocking off her glasses. He said Gatineau police held him overnight and released him on Sunday on a promise to appear at his next court date in January 2018.Former CAP national chiefs Sen. Patrick Brazeau (left) and Kevin Daniels walk together in 2009. Photo courtesy of Mark Taylor.Daniels said his battle with CAP is far from over.“There has been a lot of lateral violence, a lot of greed and corruption within this organization that has been going on for a long, long time,” he said.APTN contacted Brad Darch, executive assistant to Bertrand, seeking comment. Darch said Bertrand, a former Liberal MP, was in meetings and wouldn’t be available for an interview until Tuesday.APTN followed up requesting a statement on the Eagle Staff incident and the organization’s dealings with NWMO, but received no response.CAP says it represents off-reserve and non-status Indigenous peoples.According to financial documents released by CAP during their annual general meeting, NWMO gave CAP $119,000 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.NWMO also sponsored the meeting, according to a spokesperson for the nuclear waste organization.NWMO is currently trying to find a location to store used nuclear fuel and has whittled down potential sites to seven from an original list of 22.“As part of our ongoing work to identify a single preferred location with informed and willing hosts, we frequently interact with Aboriginal people, communities, treaty and political organizations, such as the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples,” said NWMO spokesperson Bradly Hammond. “As we have done in previous years, we had the honour of being among the sponsors of the annual general assembly in Ottawa. This was an excellent opportunity to provide an update about our project, the site selection process and our ongoing engagement with Indigenous people.”CAP also received about $4.5 million from several federal departments in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, including from Indigenous Affairs, Human Resources and Skills Development and Status of Women Canada.Roger Fleury, a former Green Party federal candidate and chief of the off-reserve Algonquins of Fort-Coulonge, Que., was in attendance at the meeting when Daniels attempted to seize the Eagle Staff.He said he is concerned with how Bertrand is running CAP and his dealings with NWMO.“We have a major problem,” he said. “I agree with Kevin Daniels, who had the nerve to go up there and grab the staff. There is something wrong with this.”Audrey Redman, a residential school survivor, stepped outside the ballroom when the Eagle Staff incident unfolded.Redman said she was upset with how events were handled and believes Bertrand needs to be clear about his Indigenous ancestry.“That is the big question. When he asked about genealogy, they just booed, there was a big row over that,” she said. “What was the problem with that? Don’t we, as Native people, have a right to know? Everybody else has a right to that. We want to know who is a First Nations person. We only know by your bloodline and where you come from.”Bertrand’s biography on the CAP website is silent about his Indigenous ancestry.Sen. Patrick Brazeau, who was national chief of CAP from 2006 until he left for his Senate appointment in 2009, attended the organization’s meetings last Friday. Brazeau said he heard many delegates questioning Bertrand’s Indigenous roots.“I did have a lot of delegates approach me and asking me if I knew Bertrand personally and about his ancestry,” said Brazeau. “Delegates were requesting his ancestry and it poses some problems. I have no opinion on it. I am no longer part of the organization.”Brazeau said he was “sad” to see the current state of CAP.“I worked hard and I dedicated a lot of time to raise the profile of the organization and now it seems to be a ghost organization,” said Brazeau. “You don’t hear about it very often and I find it unfortunate for the constituency of CAP. Things could be fixed, but we’ll wait and see.”[email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more