first_imgMV Allegoria, a Post-Panamax containership operated by Hapag-Lloyd, has suffered a main engine problem off Freeport, the company informed.The 5,527 TEU vessel is currently at anchor in Freeport for repairs, which are expected to be finalized early next year.Subsequently, MV Allegoria is scheduled to continue its voyage from Miami on May 30, 2018, according to the company.The 2006-built ship is deployed in the company’s Mediterranean Gulf Express (MGX) service connecting America with the Mediterranean.“We have re-assigned vessel positions in the service and updated the MGX schedule to ensure again a weekly sailing frequency,” Hapag-Lloyd said.last_img read more

first_img“To the best of my knowledge the athletes have done very well and I want to commend all the medalists especially in the track events. But l also want to observe that if the stands had been a bit full, it will add more and perhaps motivate the athletes to do better and will translate to a good public relation stuff to our sport.“I am not indicting the organisers considering the fact that the programme had suffered endless postponements and it’s a good thing that we are enjoying it now.“I recalled at 2004 festival here in Abuja and my second appearance at Ogun 2006 the ambient at the stadium was astonishing and a great motivating factor that brought some of us to national limelight we are today.“It will be a good thing if all the potentials discovered here are are nurtured to greater height instead of leaving them to their respective State government to lie idle and lose the steams in them,” remarked the 30 year-old sprinter.On why she failed to participate in the events in spite of the fact that it’s an open contest, the athlete, whose personal best in 100 meters stands at 10.79 secs in 2013 and 200 meters at 22:04 this year said she would had wished to perform before her numerous fans but as a programme athlete, the up coming events on the global stage will not give room for that and that she hopes to come back and burn the tracks at the next available opportunity.“I would had loved to run at list motivate most of the athletes in the sprint events but I have to guid my Calendar very well with the World Cup and Golden league that will soon commence, there is the need to follow my programme and ensure that nothing go wrong with it,” she remarked.Meanwhile, Samuel Kure Kure of Delta State set a new festival record in javelin men final with 70:24 meters to win the gold just as Arinze Chude of Anambra State won silver in 67:72 m throw and Kenechukwu Chijoke Edeefor of Rivers State came third with 66:16 meters.Also in Hammer throw, emerged at a festival record by Chukwuebuka Connel who attained 65:22 metres to win gold in the men event. Ibrahim Baba of Rivers State was second with 51:72 meters and Enahoro Dauda from Oyo State placed third with44:72 meters.In the chess event, the trio of Oyo, Delta and Bayelsa states are still dominating in the male event as at seventh round with 10 points each but the last two rounds which comes up today will determine the medal status just as Lagos, Edo and Ogun state are also in the run for the final round of the nine-round Swiss event pairing tournament.In the female section, Oyo, Edo, Lagos, Bayelsa and Delta states are dominating proceedings after seven round and the final rounds are coming up today with the medal presentation in the evening.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Femi SolajaNigeria’s queen of the track, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor has expressed her displeasure to the low turn out of crowd at the Athletics event of the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja.The sprint specialist and Olympic and Commonwealth medalist for Nigeria has been watching with keen interest the track and field events of the games and observed that the empty stand since day one of the Athletics events is not a good publicity of the sports even when it’s an open event.last_img read more

first_imgJunior guard Ariya Crook led the charge as the No. 5 seed Women of Troy (19-12, 11-7 Pac-12) scored a 59-54 win over the Arizona Wildcats (5-25, 1-17) in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament. The success continues for USC after finishing off the regular season with one of its best Pac-12 records ever. Coming up big · A suffocating Arizona defense held senior All-Pac-12 forward Cassie Harberts to just six points, allowing junior guard Ariya Crook to step up with a 19-point effort. Crook is averaging 15.8 points per game. Ricardo Galvez | Daily TrojanFirst-year head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke’s preparation was on display as the Women of Troy executed well, especially defensively.The win was a collaborative effort, as Crook scored 19 points while senior forward Cassie Harberts and junior forward Alexyz Vaioletama each added six.  Harberts and Vaioletama also tag-teamed to rack up the boards, collecting 11 and 12, respectively. The duo came away with eight combined offensive rebounds in the game. The frontcourt mates each nearly doubled their rebounding averages — Harberts has led USC with 7.6 boards per game this season while Vaioletama has added 7.3. Sophomore guard Brianna Barret led the team in assists with four.The Women of Troy started the game strong, with three different USC players scoring the game’s six points. This spreading of the wealth would be a theme all day. Four of the team’s players would contribute five or more points in the game, though only Crook reached double figures.USC would hold its lead until just four minutes remained in the half, when Arizona guard Carissa Crutchfield nailed a three-pointer to put the Wildcats ahead 22-21. The game would be close the rest of the way.Coming from behind after Arizona jumped out to a five-point halftime lead, USC senior forward Kate Oliver led the charge in the final 20 minutes. One of USC’s tallest players at 6-foot-4, the reserve provided a necessary spark by making her first six shots off the bench. Oliver ended the afternoon with 12 points, well above her season average of 1.8.The Women of Troy kept within a basket of their opponents for a much of the half, but finally turned the tide at the 12-minute mark with Harberts’ jumper that gave them a 39-38 lead.Still, it was defense that made the difference for USC. The Wildcats couldn’t manage a basket for nearly five minutes in the latter part of the half, staying put at 49 points from the 7:41 mark until just 2:22 was left in the game. To 12th-seeded Arizona’s credit, there was plenty of defense from both teams. The Wildcats kept themselves very much in the game until the final minutes, when a trio of Crook free throws finally put the contest out of reach.It was a rarely unproductive day on the offensive end for Harberts. The two-time All-Pac-12 forward was held under 10 points against the Wildcats for the second time this season. Harberts, who will go down in USC history as one of the school’s best women’s basketball players, is highly ranked in various categories for her dynamic playing style. She became one of the school’s top-10 all-time leading scorers this season.Breaking school records is not the only history the Women of Troy are making this season. If the USC wins its next game and fails to make the NCAA Tournament, they will go down in conference history as the only team that has won 20 games in a season and failed to earn a bid to the tournament.Even if the team fails to make the big dance, the team has certainly shown improvement. This time last year, the Women of Troy were just the No. 7 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament. If the Women of Troy come out of the Pac-12 Tournament as champions, they will be assured a spot in the tournament for the first time since 2006.The Women of Troy will now advance to the second round of the Pac-12 Tournament, hoping to sweep the Arizona schools. Fourth-seeded Arizona State (22-8, 11-7), the team’s next opponent, will be a difficult obstacle. The Sun Devils defeated USC in overtime earlier this year, the Women of Troy’s only loss in a stretch of eight midseason games.  If USC can survive this game, a potential date with No. 4 Stanford awaits. The Cardinal, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, face ninth-seeded Colorado tomorrow after their first-round bye.last_img read more

first_imgFemi SolajaDominant force in Nigerian cricket scene, Ibeju/Lekki team last Sunday confirmed their supremacy in the sport by winning the coveted Club Cricket Committee (CCC) League title which was rounded up at the Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos.It was Abiodun Abioye who spear headed the team to a convincing win as Ibeju Lekki won by six wickets against the Lagos Asians, a team made up of Indian immigrants in Lagos.Ibeju Lekki’s Yusuf Mustapha took four wickets in 4.5 overs. Adedeji Sesan took three wickets in four overs, while Abiodun Abioye also of Ibeju took three wickets in four overs in the second innings. Ibeju Lekki scored 74 runs for the loss of four wickets in 10.3 overs. Jide Bejide scored 35 runs off 27 balls in 40 minutes, while Akachukwu Chima also of Ibeju scored below 15 runs off six balls in 13 minutes.Lagos Asians’ Endurance Ofem and Desai Dappa all took one wicket each, but this was unable to stop the rampaging Ibeju Lekki.A total of 12 teams participated in the league made up of six teams each in the Division One and Two.At the end of the league, Rocks Cricket Club gained promotion to the Division One from Division Two, while former Division One top club, Foundation Cricket Club got relegated to the lower division.The runners up in Division Two are the Cricket Lovers Club and Rocks Cricket Club of Abeokuta.Desai Dapan of Lagos Asian emerged Bowler of the series while Man of the Series award was won by Chester Ashmith. The Young Cricketer of the series award went to Sulaimon Rinsewe with 154 runs, 6 wickets and 9 catches in 9 games. CCC Chairman, Charles Omuerah, presented awards to winners.In his closing remarks, the representative of the sponsor and Head Corporate Communications, Notore Chemical Industries Plc, Ngozi Mba, said “at Notore, when we considered sponsoring the Club Cricket Committee League, (CCCL), we felt strongly that there is the need to help revive cricket at the grassroots level in Nigeria and it resonated greatly with our mission to enhance the quality of life for all Nigerians through our businesses.“We believe that our sponsorship of CCC will improve the welfare of some of Nigeria’s best rising young cricket players while also inspiring other young athletes to pursue their athletic aspirations“On behalf of our Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Onajite Okoloko, and everyone at Notore, we would like to congratulate the Ibeju Lekki Cricket Club and the Lagos Asian Cricket, Club on their performance during the championship finals, and we look forward to the upcoming cricket season,” she remarked.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 Submit Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Tabcorp Holdings has decided to shut down online property Luxbet (, as the company focuses on completing its approved AUS $11 billion merger with Tatts Group.The underperforming online betting division had been under strategic review throughout 2017.In its latest trading update, Tabcorp governance disclosed that Luxbet had made pre-tax losses of approximately AUS $13 million (£7.5 million) for its 2016 performance.Speaking to the media in June, Tabcorp CEO David Attenborough detailed that the enlarged enterprise would prioritise ‘extending the TAB brand above other assets’.Confirming the closure of Luxbet, Tabcorp sent communications to customers stating that the website would no longer take bets from 22 December. Furthermore, Luxbet customers have until 19 January to withdraw funds and close accounts.“The review has determined that Luxbet is no longer aligned with the long-term strategic interests of Tabcorp and as a result, Luxbet will be closed.” Tabcorp detailed in its customer statement.Luxbet esports platform partner, Unikrn has confirmed that it has ended its relationship with the Australian bookmaker, choosing instead to focus expanding its services within European markets, having secured its Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Uefa secretary general, Gianni Infantino, succeeds Sepp Blatter as newly elected president of the world football’s governing body.Voting went to a second round when Infantino failed to pull majority votes.He was followed by an alleged favorite of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.However, after the second round, Infantino won 27 more votes than Sheikh Salman to grab the position.He recorded 115 votes whilst Sheikh Salman got 88 votes, with Prince Ali 4 votes and Jerome Champagne getting 0 at the end of the second round.Infantino takes over from Acting Fifa President, and President of CAF, Issa Hayatou and succeeds fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter. Below is’s infographic presentation of the voting result after the emergency congress.last_img read more

first_imgIt didn’t take long for Charles Clay to find a new team.The Cardinals on Tuesday announced they have signed the free-agent tight end to a one-year deal. According to ESPN, Clay’s contract is worth up to $32.5 million and includes a $350,000 signing bonus. Welcome to AZ, @C42Clay!— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 19, 2019Clay, who turned 30 last week, was initially selected by the Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2011 draft but agreed to a deal with the Bills in 2015 after Miami elected not to match Buffalo’s offer.The Bills released Clay last week.Clay caught 21 passes for 184 yards and no touchdowns in 2018.last_img read more

first_img“I felt like in that 2008 (Super Bowl) run, I felt like he was more a part of things than before or even a little after,” said Kurt Warner, the Cardinals’ quarterback that year. “He understood how special that turning of the corner was. To get to know him not just as the owner of the team but as an individual and I got to hear him through his voice. I enjoyed that.”NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a release: ​”Bill Bidwill was part of the NFL family his entire life, starting from his days as a ball boy through his time as an owner. Although never one to seek the spotlight, Bill had an incredible sense of humor and he made extraordinary contributions to the NFL. Bill’s vision brought the Cardinals, the NFL and multiple Super Bowls to Arizona. He was a leader in embracing diversity and employed the first African American female executive, and the first African American general manager and head coach tandem. We extend our condolences to Bill’s family and the Cardinals organization, which along with his faith, meant so much to him.” Bidwill is survived by his five children — Bill Jr., Michael, Nicole, Patrick and Tim — and 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His wife Nancy died in 2016. Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill, whose life spanned nearly the entire existence of the franchise his family has owned for nearly nine decades, died Wednesday at 88. Bidwill was born in 1931, a year before his father Charles agreed to buy the Chicago-based NFL team for $50,000. He began working for the franchise full-time in 1960, the year it moved to St. Louis, and gained sole ownership 12 years later before relocating the team to Arizona in 1988.  Archie Manning says grandson is better than Eli, Peyton It is with great sadness that we share the news that our owner, Bill Bidwill, has passed away today at the age of 88.— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 2, 2019“Our dad passed away today the same way he lived his life: peacefully, with grace, dignity and surrounded by family and loved ones,” Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said in a statement. “We are overwhelmed by the support our family has received, not only now but throughout the latest chapter of his life. We are especially grateful to the nurses, doctors and other caregivers whose endless kindness and compassion in recent years have made our dad’s life so meaningful.”Above all else, we will remember him as a man devoted to the three central pillars of his life – his immense faith, his love for his family and his life-long passion for the Cardinals and the sport of football.” Related Newscenter_img Bidwill’s Cardinals were rarely a powerhouse on the field, making the playoffs only once in a 25-season stretch from 1983-2007. But they made it all the way to the Super Bowl the following season, losing 27-23 to the Steelers in the first of four playoff appearances over eight years.  Colts GM raves about Jacoby Brissett: ‘He hasn’t flinched’last_img read more

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington Aquatic Center is officially closed for the summer. You know this to be fact when everything goes to the dog. The Wellington Humane Society held its annual Doggie Dive at the swimming pool Monday evening giving our four-legged friends the opportunity to get its turn at the pool.The pool will officially be drained thereafter. For all the photos of the dog days of summer click here. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 208 weeks ago Free T-shirt to the first person who can identify the three people in the pictures above! Report Reply 0 replies · active 208 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Darren · 208 weeks ago Spot, Digger and Lucky. lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 208 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgThe Association of Catholic Teachers and Staff (ACTS) in the Monrovia Archdiocese of the Catholic Church said they have planned to go-slow due to what they described as “mockery of their profession” by authorities at the Catholic Educational Secretariat (CES).The ACTS officials told the Daily Observer Sunday, March 9, there were two things driving them to go-slow. First, according to them, is a long overdue salary increment and second, harmonization of the teachers’ payroll across all Catholic Schools.Concerning the increment, Ernest Belleh, acting president of ACTS, said when they raised the issue last school year the CES had spoken with them and then initiated a tripartite committee comprising of representatives of ACTS, CES and the Parents Teachers Association (PTA). The committee was headed by Mr. D. Ambrose Nmah, Director-General of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS).A member of ACTS, who spoke with the Observer said Mr. Nmah’s committee did a “beautiful piece of documentation” and presented it to the CES, which then promised to act on the recommendations within.According to this member, who asked not to be named, the document contained “important things” in relation to the teachers’ welfare. However, since it was submitted to the CES it has been downplayed by the Archdiocesan Educational Council, the educational board for the Archdiocese, our source said.According to this source, one of the recommendations included a retroactive payment to the teachers. “We had asked for 25 percent retroactive payment beginning September, 2013. They said that they would only give us 10 percent, which we would immediately receive at the beginning of the second semester of 2013/2014 school year,” he stated.The second semester began in February 2014 and nothing has been done towards the teachers’ demands.  Instead, “they decided to increase the schools’ administrators’ salaries from L$14,000 for ‘C’ certificate level holders to L$20,000 for Master’s level holders,” he said. Our source stated they only made the discovery of the increment when a copy of this document was leaked to them.“This is what made teachers angry. We are the ones making money for the Catholic School System and yet they treat us like we are slaves?” our source asked, rhetorically.Our source said after they saw the leaked document, officials of ACTS went back to the CES and it was agreed upon that the retroactive payment would begin by February and end in June, 2014. “Unfortunately, after we agreed they later told us that they would do the retroactive in two installments. They would pay one in this academic school year and another in the 2014/2015 academic school year; this is a total mockery of our profession.”Our source and Ernest Belleh also disclosed that presently the Catholic School System’s salary structure for teachers ranges from L$7,000 to L$10,000 for bachelor degree holders and “this depends on what discipline you got your bachelors in,” Belleh was quick to add. He said that if it is in Education, then you might be around the L$10,000 mark.Belleh, who is a teacher at the St. Cathleen McGuire Memorial Catholic School in the Rehab Community, explained further to the Observer the teachers had also requested there be harmonization of the payroll for all teachers within the Catholic School System.“If a BSc holder at McGuire would be paid a certain amount, that should be the same amount paid to another BSc holder at Cathedral Catholic School on Ashmun Street or St. Teresa Convent on Randall Street. This should happen because the tuition for each of these institutions is the same for all schools within the Monrovia Archdiocese,” he further disclosed.Belleh said they had instructed all their members to report to their various campuses and just sign in but not go to classes. “They are to remain on campus until after the official school hours and then leave,” he added. He said they would continue their action until their demands are met.The Daily Observer contacted Rev. Father Sumo Varfee Mulbah, a senior official at the CES.Father Mulbah did not confirm nor deny the teachers’ claim. He rather extended an invitation to the Daily Observer to meet him at his office for the CES’ official response, today, Monday, March 9.The Catholic Church in Liberia has one of the best school systems in the country, and as such, many parents and guardians prefer to send their children to their institutions across Liberia. But with this latest action coming from the teachers, this could be a nose dive for the rating of the Catholic schools, especially the ones in the Monrovia Archdiocese.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more