Leading financial market intelligence provider S&P (Standard & Poor’s) has confirmed the mutual’s ‘A’ rating with an outlook of ‘stable’. At the same time full-service credit rating organisation A M Best also assessed Shipowners as ‘A’ rated.In welcoming the news Shipowners’ Club chief executive Charles Hume, said: “We are sure that our members and their brokers will be pleased to note that the overall strength of the Club has been recognised by these ratings.”www.shipownersclub.com
IT IS hard to say for sure what happened on board TER train 17430 from Nice to Lyon on New Year’s day, but numerous offences, including theft and sexual assault, seem to have been committed.The 10-coach train left Nice at 06.00, conveying among its 600 passengers a number of inebriated revellers whose behaviour was kept in check by a team of railway police with a dog and three SNCF staff. All was well as far as St-Rapha
Heading into the match, the 22-year-old Zulueta will be parading a 7-0-2 win-loss-draw slate, with three stoppage wins, while the 23-year-old Ganoza has 15-1-0 card, including eight knockout wins.Bago City-native Joepher Montano, meanwhile, will tangle with Jason Nicart in a non-title super lightweight match, while Ernesto Alera will face Marlou Sandoval in the light flyweight division.This boxing presentation is brought by the Highland – Guanzon Boxing Promotion in cooperation with Mayor Bing Leonardia Boxing Development Program and sanctioned by the Games and Amusement Board./PN MANILA – Negrense boxer John Michael Zulueta will be aiming for the vacant Asian Boxing Federation minimumweight belt when he battles Cris Ganoza tonight at the Gaisano City Mall in Bacolod City.It will be the Calatrava, Negros Occidental native’s first fight for an international boxing belt after previously winning the Philippine Visayas Professional Boxing Association light flyweight belt.The title clash will be both important for upstarts Zulueta and Ganoza. Victory will help them boost their boxing rankings. Both fighters were also coming off impressive wins this year.Zulueta scored a technical knockout win over veteran Bonjun Loperez in February in Bacolod City while Ganoza was coming off a unanimous decision win over Donny Mabao earlier this year in Iligan City.
The Lauderhill Lion celebrate their CASA Championship trophy at Lauderhill Sports Park Lions and Oldtymers seize win at CASA finalsThe Lauderhill Lions maintained their domination to the end, winning the Caribbean American Soccer Association (CASA) Super League tournament against Albion Plantation, this past Saturday at the Lauderhill Sports Park. The Lions won in spectacular fashion, scoring 4 to 1, with 2 goals from Oliver Trial and 2 goals from Ronaldo Rodneyon of the Lauderhill Lions side, and the one lone goal from Sean Hart for Albion Plantation. The win for the team is in thanks to the striking force demonstrated throughout the tournament, who went into the finals with 27 points. The team also has made history in the league, gaining their third consecutive win. The Lions are the only team to accomplish such a feat in the eleven years since CASA was established.For the CASA Masters League, it was a major upset, as the 2015 Florida Masters champion, the Lions Masters, who have won the CASA Masters League three years in a row, came up short in their quest for a 4th title, losing 1 to 0 against the Oldtymers FC. The Lauderhill Masters had dominated the tournament throughout the season, going into the finals with 19 points, but it was fourth-ranked Oldtymers FC who emerged victorious. A goal from Andre Waugh who battled to give off the perfect strike to the goal secured the win for his team. Despite the Lauderhill Masters striking power, they were unable to score a goal in the final minutes.The CASA Super league and Master league will soon begin a new season. All interested individuals who want to be a part of a team can visit casasoccerleague.com.
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