ESL Shipping to Buy Sweden’s Shipping Firm AtoB@C

first_imgFinnish dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping is to acquire all the outstanding shares of Sweden’s shipping company AtoB@C.The company said that the enterprise value is EUR 30 million (USD 34.9 million). The final purchase price will be mainly financed by Aspo’s existing financing reserves, and EUR 4.2 million will be covered by new shares issued by Aspo Plc, the owner of ESL Shipping.The transaction will require the competition authority’s approval in Finland to be completed. It is estimated that the transaction will be completed in the third quarter of 2018.AtoB@C operates 30 vessels in size of 4,000-5,000 tonnes. The company owns six dry cargo vessels in full, and it has a share of 49% of two vessels. The other 22 vessels are time-chartered.ESL Shipping informed that, with the transaction, the net sales of the company are expected to increase from EUR 80 million to EUR 160 million using the figures from 2017.“The acquisition will shift ESL Shipping to a new size class and put it in a good position to improve operational efficiency and overall profitability of the shipping company,” Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESL Shipping, said.last_img read more

Authorities scout for nCoV isolation facilities

first_imgILOILO City – This city and Iloiloprovince have no confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infections but localauthorities are not leaving anything to chance. The task force should also cause thereferral and transport of an nCov suspect to a DOH-designatedcoronavirus-referral center or hospital, in coordination with DOH and policeauthorities. They have started scouting for areasthat could serve as isolation facilities for nCov patients. The task force will be composed ofrepresentatives from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6, hotel andrestaurants, malls, barangay councils, and the Department of Education (DepEd)Region 6. In Iloilo City, Mayor Treñas is creating an nCoV taskforce with Dr. Roland Fortuna, medical officer of the City Health Office, aschief. Malaya said local chief executivesmust also train their respective health workers on nCov prevention,containment, and control, in coordination with the DOH./PN The Department of Interior and LocalGovernment (DILG) advised local government units (LGUs) to create theirrespective coronavirus task forces to help contain the spread of the disease. “We can transfer all patients of the Lambunao hospital to other districthospitals. DRYLMDH will then be dedicated to suspected nCoV cases only,” shesaid. “With the declaration of the World HealthOrganization of a global health emergency, Secretary Eduardo Año directed allLGUs to be on a state of preparedness and take all pro-active steps. Createtask forces to implement DOH protocols and guidelines and extend fullcooperation to the DOH and other government agencies,” said DILG undersecretaryand spokesperson Jonathan Malaya. On the other hand, the provincialgovernment of Iloilo has identified the Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido MemorialDistrict Hospital (DRYLMDH) in Lambunao town as an nCoV isolation facility.center_img A woman wearing a facemask passes by the Iloilo provincial capitol on Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The Office of Civil Defense in WesternVisayas, too, is also open to making its regional evacuation centers asisolation facilities, he added. Meanwhile, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said the provincial government isnow accelerating the purchase of protective gears for use of hospital personnelas well as additional thermal scanners. The La Paz Maternity and ReproductiveHealth Center may be utilized as an isolation facility for suspected andconfirmed cases, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. Hospital personnel who will handle the patients will undergo training onself-protection, according to Ng. Iloilo provincial government’s Hospital Management Office chief Dr.Cynthia Cabangal-Ng said DRYLMDH currently has six isolation units and iscapable of providing extension rooms. The governor also appealed for donations of hospital equipment from theprivate sector. He said the local task force under thedirect leadership of the governor or mayor shall ensure that local healthauthorities have the necessary equipment and protective gadgets such as masks,goggles, gowns, gloves, among others.last_img read more

Lille confirm ‘multiple offers’ for Liverpool, Man Utd-linked Osimhen

first_img Loading… “We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window. “There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers]. There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him. “I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with [Nicolas] Pepe and it turns out we had multiple of them,” Lopez added. read also:Osimhen will join Tottenham if Kane leaves, agent of Lille striker gives condition “Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard, the high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are.” Meanwhile, Inter Milan have come to a surprising conclusion regarding the future of on-loan Man Utd flop Alexis Sanchez. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigerian marksman, 21, has enjoyed a stellar debut season in Ligue 1, notching 18 goals across all competitions. His rapid rise has attracted the attention of many of the Premier League’s heavy hitters, with Liverpool, Man Utd and Tottenham the clubs most frequently linked. Indeed, Lille president Gerard Lopez confirmed the English interest recently when he revealed he “turned down one English” offer in the January transfer window. Now, he has elaborated further on the interest in the club’s star striker, citing the hefty £72m fee they received from the sale of Nicolas Pepe last summer as a prime example of the sort of deal he is looking for. “There are multiple offers,” Lopez told The Daily Mail.Advertisement Lille have confirmed they have been inundated with ‘multiple offers’ for rising superstar forward, Victor Osimhen, who has been linked to a plethora of Premier League clubs. Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?8 Most Beautiful Chinese WomenThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last MovieWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movieslast_img read more

Alves: Messi feeling lack of support inside Barcelona

first_img “He always wants to be on top and you need people to build that. “The feeling now is that he always has to be doing everything for the team and he’s only human.” read also:Barcelona fans rate Messi their second best player this season So, does the Brazilian think that Messi could leave? “No, I don’t think so,” Alves responded. “He’s the face of this club, of this team and it would be the biggest mistake the club would ever make [if he left]. “It would be a mistake for such a player not to retire there and change the name of Camp Nou to Leo Messi.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Barcelona star, Dani Alves, believes Lionel Messi is feeling unsupported inside the club. The Argentine’s exasperation came to the fore on Thursday night as he did the post-match interview after Barcelona’s 2-1 defeat at home to Osasuna, which came on a night that Real Madrid became LaLiga Santander champions. “He’s a born winner, he doesn’t like to lose and it’s normal to get angry,” Alves told Catalunya Radio. “He wants to win every time, like me. “He’s been doing it for so long that you can tell when your team is giving [that feeling] and when it’s not. “That’s why he said it, he’s been at Barcelona for many years and he’s aware of what he needs to be able to win and aspire to great things. “He sees, what I feel, and that’s a lack of support. “Messi was the main course, but we were the perfect ingredients [in the past].Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more

Bulldog Wrestling Results At EC

first_imgTeam ResultsBatesville 24     Roncalli B 24Columbus North 42     Batesville 36 Cambridge City Lincoln 42     Batesville 30 Lawrenceburg 52     Batesville 21 East Central 79     Batesville 0 On Saturday, Batesville High School Wrestling traveled to East Central to compete in their 8-way. Batesville competed with only 10 varsity wrestlers leading to a 0-5 record but seen 3 Bulldogs going 4-1. The Bulldogs with 4 wins included Josh Mobley with 1 by pin at 152, Axel Garcia at 170 with 4 pins, and JT Linkel at 145 with 4 pins. With his 1st and second pin, JT tied then broke the Batesville career pin record previously set by Michael Deal at 67. JT’s final pin total has the new record at 70 in counting. Axel Murphy had 3 wins, Christian Garcia picked up 2 wins including his first career pin. Other wrestlers picking up wins include Tyler Schaeffer with a pin and Nick Nobbe. Batesville will next travel to Frankton on December 28th.last_img read more

Lagos First Lady Endorses Lagos Women Run 2019

first_imgShe expressed her delight on the theme of the Run: ‘Running for Wellness and Fitness,’ which she said conforms perfectly with a section of her mission for governance as the First Lady of Lagos.She noted that: “With wellness and fitness for women in Lagos state, a lot of positive achievements will be made by women and strange ailments will also be far away from the women’s folks in the state and Nigeria as a whole.The First Lady who promised to participate in the 10km Run has also accepted to officially flag off the Run from the Start Point at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7am.The Lagos Women Run will start at the Tarawa Balewa Square, and move through Broad Street, CSS Bookshop, Central Bank of Nigeria, Tinubu Square, Apogbon, Eko Bridge, the coal thermal station and the National Theatre via the National Stadium with the finish line at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.The Lagos First Lady commended the initiative of the Lagos Women Run on their innovative choice of the route for the 10km Run, especially as the route showcased 15 of the various historical monuments in Lagos State.“It’s just an excellent idea that as the runners race through the Lagos Women Run 10km route, they will as well enjoy the sights of the monuments. This is a very good innovation.”Mrs. Sanwo-Olu disclosed that, she would participate in the Run alongside the wife of the Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat.She urged women in Lagos to register en masse to participate and compete in the 2019 Lagos Women Run.The General Coordinator of the Run, Tayo Popoola, expressed the delight of her team members at the LWR, for the warm reception during the visit. She noted that, the Lagos First Lady demonstrated full understanding of some of the benefits of the Lagos Women Run 2019, as a medical doctor, which centres on wellness and fitness.Popoola applauded Mrs. Sanwo-Olu’s magnanimity in accepting to give her full support to the Run and also participate despite the short notice.She noted that, with 60 days to the 2019 edition of the Run, the LWR secretariat has recorded unprecedented number of entries which far surpassed the number of participants in last year’s edition.She promised that, this year’s Lagos 10km Women Run will record more successes than ever before.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibironke Sanwo-Olu, has endorsed the 2019 edition of the Lagos Women Run, the only 10km run strictly for women in the whole of West Africa.The endorsement was made at the Government House Alausa at the weekend, when the General Coordinator of the Run, Tayo Popoola, paid a courtesy visit to the office of the First Lagos, alongside her team of experts.Mrs. Sanwo-Olu was elated with the visit that coincided with the 100 days celebration of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in office.last_img read more

Patterson to shift back into normal role with Gbinije’s expected return

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Against Hampton, Ron Patterson can get back to doing what comes naturally to him.He can catch, shoot and score. He’ll dribble, but won’t be nearly as responsible for doing so as he was against Kennesaw State on Friday night. Backup point guard Michael Gbinije was out for that game and a combination of a briefly buckled knee and foul trouble limited starter Kaleb Joseph to 23 minutes.But with Gbinije available again and Joseph having walked it off, Patterson will most likely ditch the backup point guard duties. He managed them well against the Owls, dishing out four assists and turning the ball over just once, but when No. 23 Syracuse (1-0) hosts Hampton (0-1) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, it can look forward to having Patterson back in his shooting guard role.“I think Mike coming back will put everybody back in their natural positions. (Patterson)’s best off catch-and-shoot and hitting shots,” Joseph said. “So that’s where we’ll probably utilize him at.”Joseph played just eight minutes of the second half as Syracuse broke open its season-opening win over the Owls. That left Patterson to run the point as the Orange ran the visitors off the floor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith about five and a half minutes left in the game, Patterson dribbled down the middle of the court, stopped at the top of the key and flung the ball to forward B.J. Johnson in the right corner. Johnson flushed the 3, giving Patterson his first assist of the game. Patterson ran back on defense pumping his fist for Johnson.“That’s like my wingman,” Johnson said of Patterson. “So every time I do something well he’s on me for that and every time he does something well I’m on him for that.”Patterson is likely to be doing more of the scoring himself against the Pirates on Sunday. He did take nine shots against Kennesaw State, but they weren’t the kind of catch-and-shoot looks he had in the preseason.He had to take the ball up the court and drift in and out of the lane at times. And as a result, he had to set up his teammates instead of positioning himself.“It’s not his position,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “But he did OK there.”And while Patterson struggled, going 2-of-9 from the field, he excelled as the game opened up into the series of fast breaks.Twenty seconds after throwing a pass over guard Trevor Cooney’s — and Boeheim’s — head, Patterson ran the floor and scored SU’s final points of the game.“He got us into our sets and he was able to push the ball a little bit and make some good reads,” Cooney said. “I thought he was great.” Comments Published on November 16, 2014 at 10:35 am Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Women of Troy to host Bay Area teams

first_imgAfter a tough loss to UCLA, the USC women’s basketball team carries on as it faces Bay Area contenders California (12-5, 4-2 Pac-12) and Stanford (13-5, 5-1 Pac-12) this weekend.The Golden Bears, who thrashed Arizona (7-10, 0-6 Pac-12) and lost to Arizona State (17-1, 6-0 Pac-12) last weekend, will visit the Women of Troy first on Friday. Forward Reshanda Gray leads the Golden Bears with 19 points per game, and guard Brittany Boyd is averaging 13 points per game and 7.9 rebounds. Gray and Boyd make up two of the three starters who played a role in the Golden Bears’ trip to the second round in the NCAA tournament last season.“They’re well coached, they play hard, and then they have some strong pieces, so we’re going to have to play well, we’re going to have to play hard and execute,” said head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. “I think execution, offensively and defensively, is going to be key for us this weekend.”Both Cal and USC took turns beating each other on their home courts last season. The Women of Troy conquered the Bears in Haas Pavilion, 77-70. Cal struck back, however, and rolled on USC in the Galen Center, 76-67.  USC knows the Bears have a dominating presence in the paint and plan to tame their fast-break points.“Communication is key with Cal because they like to run out. We need to make sure we know who we’re getting in transition, who’s stopping the ball, who’s getting back,” said junior guard Brianna Barrett.Senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama is excited to see Barrett go against Cal’s Boyd. Vaioletama has good knowledge of Boyd’s game and considers the Golden Bears to be a fast, “run and gun” team.“Making it difficult in the beginning for her [Boyd] would help us,” Vaioletama said. “The guards are going to have to keep her in front, and if they get beat, they’re going to have to rely on the post players to come over and help.”The Stanford Cardinal are third in the Pac-12 conference. Like Cal, they defeated Arizona but were chopped down by Arizona State on Monday. Guards Lili Thompson and Amber Orrange lead Stanford with 15 points and 12 points per game, respectively. Though Stanford swept the Women of Troy last regular season, USC upset them in the 2014 Pac-12 tournament.“We beat Stanford last year to get to the championship, that was the semifinals,” said Vaioletama. “For them it’s keeping their poise and running the offense. Stanford has always had a great program.”Last Sunday against UCLA, Vaioletama earned 17 points and 12 rebounds, achieving her fourth career double-double. Freshman guard McKenzie Calvert played her part by scoring 12 points and two assists.The Bruins and the Women of Troy switched the lead throughout the match. Deep in the second half, the Bruins made a pair of free throws that gave them the lead. This was the beginning of the end, as USC went scoreless for the rest of the game. UCLA ultimately won, 71-60.Cooper-Dyke said the team must play together on both ends of the floor in order to be tough.“Our strength is our balance in scoring when we share the ball, our athletic ability to get up and down the court and play one-on-one basketball,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We’re a young team and we’re still a work in progress,”USC hosts Cal on Friday at 7 p.m. PST and will play the Cardinal on Sunday at 5 p.m. PST in the Galen Center.last_img read more

Manchester United not expected to offer Ibrahimovic new contract

first_imgManchester United are expected to confirm later that they will not be offering Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract.The veteran striker had a successful first season at Old Trafford, but is out of action until early next year due to injury.The Premier League will reveal which players have been released by their clubs this afternoon. Photo © – pixabaylast_img

9 Rules Fit People Live By

first_imgPersonal trainer Joel Harper has spent two decades helping his clients (from Olympic medalists to Dr. Oz) reach their fitness goals, and over the course of his career he’s discovered the reason why some people thrive and others fail: It’s all about attitude, he argues in his new book, Mind Your Body: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, Healthier Life.Harper has taken years of experience and distilled it into “10 core concepts for optimal success.” Health spoke with Harper about these rules, and how to put them into practice.Shut out the noiseBy “noise,” Harper means the constant stream of negative thoughts that runs through most people’s minds. That mental static is your biggest obstacle, he says; learning to filter it by focusing on positive thinking is essential to your success.Maximize inner motivationTo do this you need to be absolutely clear about why you want to get fit. “Figure out what’s really important to you,” Harper urges. “Do you want to lower your blood pressure? Fit into a size two? Or do you just want to feel better?” Motivation that lasts can’t come from an outside source—like your doctor or a loved one who wants you to slim down. It has to come from a personal, deep-rooted desire for change.Cultivate gritGrit is the resolve and passion required on a daily basis to pursue a long-term goal. To cultivate grit, you have to commit to consistency no matter what. A fit person wakes up every day knowing she will do whatever it takes to stay on track—whether that means getting up an hour earlier to make it to the gym before work or squeezing in a power walk at lunch. The secret is focusing on the thoughts that drive and inspire you. If it helps to remind yourself how good you’ll feel post workout, for example, do that. If it motivates you to daydream about your future toned tummy, do that. Concentrate on exactly what you want to achieve and make every day count.Set specific intentionsThe more detailed your daily goals and plans, the better. In his book, Harper cites an English study on women enrolled in a weight loss program: The researchers asked about half of their subjects to write down their strategies for managing temptation (for example, When sugar cravings strike, I will make a cup of tea). After two months, those women had lost twice as much weight as women in a control group. Visualize successHarper has all of his new clients close their eyes and imagine their ideal body—both what it looks like from head to toe, and how it makes them feel. Then he tells them to go shopping: “I say to people, ‘Hey if you want that body, then buy clothes that would fit if you had it. And try them on every day until they fit.’”Eliminate excessive choicesChocolate croissant or steel cut oats? Grilled salmon or a quesadilla? When you have to make these types of dietary decisions all day long, you may end up exhausting your willpower. Planning your meals in advance, however—even just one meal per day—can make it easier (and less stressful) to eat healthy.There are a few classics, like “If I don’t exercise at lunchtime, I’ll do it tonight” or “I’ll have ice cream today and get my diet back on track tomorrow.” But any sort of procrastination runs the risk of bumping you off course, Harper says. His advice: Don’t give yourself an out, and stick to the path that leads to your goal.Yield to trafficIt’s inevitable that from time to time your healthy routine will get interrupted by forces outside your control, like when your partner proposes an impromptu date night right after you’ve bought salad ingredients. When that happens, try to go with the flow and enjoy yourself.Believe it and become itThis rule is simple: “If you believe you can be in amazing shape, then you’ll do things on a day-to-day basis to accomplish it,” says Harper. The problem is, many of us carry around defeating beliefs. When you recognize a negative thought (like, “I’m so uncoordinated”), ask yourself why you think that way. You may discover the criticism originally came from your parents, or your sibling, or a childhood buddy. “Don’t give those outdated internal beliefs power,” Harper says. “Just let them float away, like leaves that have fallen into a river.” You have control over your thoughts, he insists; they don’t have control over you. Jump for joyHarper’s most successful clients are the ones that celebrate their milestones. If you don’t appreciate your successes along the way, “you risk becoming emotionally numb, nonreactive,” he explains. But giving yourself regular (healthy!) rewards (like a massage, for example), provides a little “added oomph” to keep going and push yourself even harder in the long run.–last_img read more