Last gasp Whelan free salvages draw for Laois in minor opener

first_img Facebook Last gasp Whelan free salvages draw for Laois in minor opener Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 23rd April 2019 Previous articleIn Pictures: Abbeyleix Golf Club hosts Mrs Phil Ryan’s PrizeNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Dan Brennan’s floated sideline kick caused pandemonium in the Laois defence and the ball eventually struck the post before eventually going out for a 45.They also kicked six wides and that allowed Laois to stay in the game.Dylan Doyle opened the scoring for Carlow but Laois responded when Ciaran Burke fisted over from Rioghan Murphy’s ball.Anthony Keating and Doyle edged Carlow ahead again but Laois kept level through Colin Dunne and Rioghan Murphy.Dunne then gave Laois the lead for the first time after 24 minutes from a free but Carlow hit back again via Keating and Darragh Nolan.But a Conor Goode score from distance just before half time sent us in level 0-5 apiece.Carlow started the second half like a train with Darragh Nolan and Dylan Doyle putting them two ahead in the first two minutes.Laois introduced Ciarán O’Neill as a half time sub and he cut the arrears with his first touch.But Carlow were well on top now though as points from Doyle and Nolan moved them 0-9 to 0-6 ahead after 40 minutes.Laois cut the gap to two as we entered the final quarter through Mark Keogh and then a Brian Whelan free after 53 minutes left one in it.But a Dylan Doyle free put Carlow two ahead with two minutes to play.However, Laois came back as points from Brian Whelan and Rioghan Murphy leveled the game as we headed for injury time.In the first minute of it, Dylan Doyle was fouled and landed his sixth point of the evening.Carlow had the chance to increase that lead to two but Paddy Regan’s effort off the outside of his boot just dropped wide.But Whelan saved Laois with the last kick of the game.Laois now face games against Westmeath and Longford In their remaining group games.SCORERS – LAOIS: Ciaran Burke 0-1, Colin Dunne 0-2 (one free), Rioghan Murphy 0-2, Conor Goode 0-1, Ciaran O’Neill 0-1, Mark Keogh 0-1, Brian Whelan 0-3 (two free) CARLOW: Dylan Doyle 0-6 (three frees), Anthony Keating 0-2, Darragh Nolan 0-3 (one 45)LAOIS: Michael O’Connell (Portlaoise); Simon Fingleton (Park-Ratheniska), Nathan Little (Courtwood), Eddie Critchley (Portlaoise), Jamie Kelly (St Joseph’s), Sean Greene (Emo), Mark Kehoe (Spink); Conor Goode (Stradbally), Ben Brennan (Portlaoise); Rioghan Murphy (Portarlington), Colin Dunne (Arles-Killeen), Paul O’Flynn (Courtwood); Oisin Hooney (St Joseph’s), Ciaran Burke (Crettyard), Brian Whelan (Ballyroan-Abbey). Subs: Ciaran O’Neill (Stradbally) for O’Flynn (ht), Paddy Hosey (Emo) for Brennan (40), Kevin Swayne for Dunne (50)CARLOW: Cian Kavanagh; Sean Moran, Billy Lawlor, Jamie Doyle; Patrick McDonnell, Shane Buggy, Mark Behan; Dan Brennan, Jack McCullagh; Fiachra Fitzpatrick, Ben Crotty, Paddy Regan; Dylan Doyle, Darragh Nolan, Anthony Keating. Subs: Robert Bulmer for Crotty (38), James Dowling for Fitzpatrick (48), Darragh McKiernan for Doyle (50)Referee: David O’Connor (Dublin)SEE ALSO – WATCH: Laois woman recalls 1985 ‘Moving Statue’ phenomenon in RTE programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois 0-11 Carlow 0-11Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship Round 1A last gasp Brian Whelan free salvaged a draw for Laois in their Leinster minor opener.The Ballyroan-Abbey man showed nerves of steel as he converted a free from 40 metres in the sixth minute of second half time in IT Carlow tonight.Laois looked dead and buried with the game deep in added time but when Eddie Critchley was fouled, Whelan had the chance to claim a point and he did.The sides finished level at the end of the first half too but Carlow must’ve went into the dressing room wondering how after a host of missed goal chances.They butchered a three on one when Dylan Doyle over cooked a pass to Anthony Keating. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory center_img Pinterest WhatsApp GAA Facebook WhatsApp TAGSLaois minor footballersLaois v Carlow GAA Home Sport GAA Last gasp Whelan free salvages draw for Laois in minor opener SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois minor footballers GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

New NMIA Departure Facility has Significantly Improved Travel Experience – Minister Henry

first_imgRelatedNew NMIA Departure Facility has Significantly Improved Travel Experience – Minister Henry Advertisements RelatedNew NMIA Departure Facility has Significantly Improved Travel Experience – Minister Henry New NMIA Departure Facility has Significantly Improved Travel Experience – Minister Henry UncategorizedOctober 23, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Transport and Works Minister, Michael Henry, has said that the newly opened Departures Building at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston, pointed to a significantly improved travel experience for commuters.The new facilities, which were officially opened yesterday (Oct. 21), by Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, signalled the completion of the new and refurbished departures building, and other works, which comprised the largest component of Phase 1A of a three-phased 20-year Capital Development Programme, that has been ongoing at the airport since 2004.Mr. Henry said that the opening of the new facilities was a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to “meeting the global needs and expectations of a country that needs to grow. This is very important to the travelling public and the general airport partners on one hand, and in positioning the facility for privatisation on the other hand which is where we are heading.”Under Phase 1A of the NMIA modernisation and expansion programme, a three-level Departures Wing, has been integrated with the existing Ticketing Concourse. A screening and a new departures lounge with food and retail concessions is now in place. In addition, there is now a new departure check-in hall on the ground floor to accommodate travellers and well-wishers; 66 airline check-in positions; and nine boarding gates with computerised check-in and boarding facilities.Six Common Use Self Service (CUSS) check-in kiosks; state-of-the-art automated baggage handling system; flight/gate/baggage information display systems; Public Address (PA) system; and Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV); have also been set up. The facility also now boasts an expanded outbound immigration and security screening; new escalators and elevators; and a new departure lounge with food and retail concessions on the upper level.Other new facilities and improvements include: a new two-level passenger pier; the renovation of the terminal arrivals area, including the immigration and customs hall; there are now nine passenger boarding bridges; new directional signs; new bathroom facilities; Automated Banking Machines (ABM); upgraded infrastructure for roadways and curbside facilities; and an expanded public car park providing 700 parking positions.Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller in her remarks, called for the beautification of the airport corridor. “I really believe we need to create something right there going on to Florizel Glasspole Boulevard, unto Michael Manley Boulevard, and we need to fix up Marcus Garvey Drive, and all of these areas, (so) that our visitors will love it, will come and enjoy and will want to return again and again,” she emphasised.In the meantime, the Transport Minister also advised that the upgrading of a number of local aerodromes including the Boscobel aerodrome in St. Mary, would commence next month (November).“We are upgrading the first jet port entry, not at the level at which we want it…but sending the full signal that Jamaica is open for business in the aeronautical industry, (which) is going to play a significant part in (the nation’s) development,” he said.Mr. Henry also informed that preliminary assessments to determine the feasibility of developing an aerodrome in Duckenfield, St. Thomas was well advanced. RelatedNew NMIA Departure Facility has Significantly Improved Travel Experience – Minister Henrylast_img read more

Renewed calls for mask wearing at airports

first_imgRenewed calls for mask wearing at airports Minister for Health and Ambulance Services The Honourable Yvette D’AthQueensland’s Chief Health Officer is issuing an important reminder about mask wearing in airports and on flights, following three recently positive COVID-19 cases transiting through Brisbane Airport.Dr Jeannette Young said the mask wearing direction is in place for exactly this reason.“We know most of our positive cases are overseas acquired in people travelling to Queensland on planes,” she said.“This is why the Australian Government mandated mask wearing on planes and in airports, and we have put in place a specific public health direction in Queensland to enforce it.“It is absolutely critical everyone follows the rules and wears a mask if they’ve got plans to travel.“While the teams on the ground report a great level of compliance, there has been an increase in people turning up to airports without a mask.“Not only can you be fined $200 on the spot, it is a safety precaution for you and for the people around you.“It could be the difference between catching COVID-19 or not.Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath reminded Queenslanders to remain vigilant by following health directives to stay safe. “Queenslanders have done an incredible job of following the health advice of our Chief Health Officer,” said Minister D’Ath. “We must not be complacent, and I ask everyone to continue to keep up with the measures that we know keep us safe, like social distancing, good hand hygiene, and wearing a mask when required to do so.”Dr Young said: “Recently, we’ve had three positive COVID-19 cases who have had some limited exposure at the Brisbane Airport. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:airport, Ambulance, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Brisbane, covid-19, exposure, Government, health, Minister, public health, QLD, Queensland, Safety, social distancing, travel, younglast_img read more

Porsche sells no more than two duplicate sports cars per year

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca A point of pride for most gearheads is the ability to claim their car is unique to another example of the same make and model. This helps to explain why we gravitate towards the aftermarket catalog after hauling home a new ride.After all, why should a person who only knows where the gas goes drive the same exact same machine as someone who knows the firing order?Porsche, king of raking in option-sheet profits, seems to realize this. In an interview with U.K. outlet Autocar, the automaker’s Zuffenhausen plant manager said the brand sells no more than a pair of identical 911 or 718 models annually. This is great news for gearhead fans of the brand, especially the anoraks who memorize VINs and option codes. Trending in Canada Here in Canada, the company offers a spellcheck-vexing program called Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. It offers buyers a wide range of options for customization, starting with a consultation with a panel of design eggheads. Contrasting seat colours, detailed trim packages, even decorative stitching is on tap. Feel free to click that link to check it out, but know that your productivity will suffer for the rest of the day.RELATED New Porsche program lets you dress your 911 in racing liveryAll this is, of course, in addition to the minefield of mechanical options one can fit to a 911 or 718. Sure, the guy down the road might also have one in Guards Red, too, but did he select the rear wiper? Of course not. His doesn’t have the Sport Chrono Package either, an unforgivable omission. Toss in other interior and exterior frou-frou (leather-trimmed vents and painted washer nozzles, for example) and one begins to understand how Porsche can make this claim. With Porsche’s level of customization, there’s little chance you’ll see yourself at the next stoplight. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Porsche’s augmented-reality app lets you put a custom 911 in your living room Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement RELATED TAGS718 Boxster718 Cayman911PorscheLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles718911duplicatesexclusivePorsche COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › See More Videoslast_img read more

Ménage a Trois Wine Named Official Sponsor of the 2015 San…

first_img Previous articleThe History of Your BusinessNext articleVias Imports Adds Giancarlo Ceci Winery, New Spirits Products from Nastro d’Oro Distillery Press Release Facebook TAGSfeaturedMénage à Trois ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Email AdvertisementSt. Helena, CA June 10, 2015 – Ménage à Trois, one of the top selling super premium wine brands in America, announced today that it has been named the official wine sponsor of the 2015 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade, with the theme – “Equality without Exception”.  The annual two-day celebration features a massive colorful parade through downtown San Francisco, 2 days of festivities with 23 community entertainment stages and over 300 exhibitors. This year’s Market Street parade begins on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from Beale to 8th street.  The celebration and festival takes place at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, June 27 from noon – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Approximately 1.2 Million people are expected to attend the weekend’s events.The Ménage à Trois “Love the One You’re With” campaign will be prominent throughout the parade and the wine will be available at the wine and beer garden at San Francisco’s Civic Center Park.  “We are excited to be a part of this legendary event.  As a company that has been in the Bay area for over 65 years – and brand that was built by taking a risk – we think this is the perfect pairing.” Mark Dunlea, Ménage à Trois’ Marketing Director noted, “We are looking forward to participating in the parade and celebrating equality without exception in the city that helped establish it.”George Ridgely, Jr., Executive Director of SF Pride, added, “As we celebrate and commemorate our 45th anniversary, San Francisco Pride is thrilled to also mark the beginning of what we hope will be a long and meaningful partnership with Ménage à Trois wines.”The Ménage à Trois portfolio includes the original Red blend, White, and Rose;  Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc – all line priced at $9.99 –  in addition to Midnight Red Blend ($12.99), Prosecco ($14.99) and 3 expressions of Vodka ($25.99).About Ménage a TroisThe Ménage à Trois brand is wholly owned and operated by Trinchero Family Estates, family-owned in Napa Valley since 1948. The portfolio includes more than 40 brands such as Sutter Home, Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars, Terra d’Oro, Montevina, Trinity Oaks, Folie à Deux, Duck Commander Wines, and the number one alcohol-removed wine, Fre. TFE markets and sells Joel Gott Wines; Bandit, Newman’s Own, and The Show. TFE’s import portfolio also includes Doña Paula Wines from Argentina; Carmen Wines from Chile; Avissi Prosecco from Italy; Shatter Wines from France; Echo Bay from New Zealand; Sugar Island Caribbean Rum; and CRUZ and Tres Agaves Tequilas from Mexico.  Visit www.menageatroiswines.com to learn more.About SF PrideThe San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee® is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization founded to produce the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade. SF Pride is dedicated to education; to the commemoration of LGBT heritage; and to the celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. A world leader in the Pride movement, SF Pride is also a grant-giving organization. Since 1997, SF Pride has granted nearly $2.4 million dollars from proceeds of the Pride Celebration and Parade to local non-profit LGBT organizations and those organizations working on issues related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness, and animal welfare. www.sfpride.orgAdvertisement Home Industry News Releases Ménage a Trois Wine Named Official Sponsor of the 2015 San Francisco…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessMénage a Trois Wine Named Official Sponsor of the 2015 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and ParadeBy Press Release – June 10, 2015 88 0 Pinterest Sharelast_img read more

Westwood leads Malaysian Open after Rd. 2

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Lee Westwood jumped out to a four-shot lead and Pablo Larrazabal jumped into a water hazard to escape hornets during the Malaysian Open second round on Friday. Westwood moved closer to ending a two-year winless drought in adding a 6-under-par 66 to his opening round of 65 at Kuala Lumpur Country Club. However, the action was overshadowed by Larrazabal needing on-course medical attention after being attacked by hornets at the 14th hole, the fifth of his round. ”They were three times the size of bees,” he said. ”They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time. I didn’t know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy, but the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake. ”I ran to the lake, threw my scorecard down, took off my shoes and jumped in the water. It was the scariest moment of my career, for sure. I’ve never been so scared.” Larrazabal received medical treatment, including injections, for multiple stings. Then, in putting his shirt back on, the hornets also returned, so he played his last five holes in a borrowed shirt. Incredibly, he birdied the 14th hole en route to a round of 68 and a share of 25th place on 2 under. ”It looks like I’ll be playing the weekend, so tomorrow it will be very, very scary to play that hole,” Larrazabal said. In January, he defeated Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy to capture the Abu Dhabi Championship. Former No. 1 Westwood picked up eight birdies with his only error being a double bogey when he found water guarding the green at the par-three 11th hole. ”On the front nine I shot 5 under for my second day running, and the longest putt I holed was from four feet on the first. It was solid stuff. ”I got a little unlucky at 11, it was one of the best shots I hit all day, and the wind just gusted on me and it came up short in the water. But I rallied after that.” Antonio Lascuna from the Philippines carded 65 to hold the lead at 9 under before being overtaken by Westwood. Lascuna has won twice on the Asian Tour, and he shares second place with Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium, who has scored 66-69. Defending champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand was tied with Larrazabal after a pair of 71s.last_img read more

Governor Vetoes Measure That Stirred Abortion Debate

first_imgHELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer vetoed a measure Friday that had stirred debate over abortion during the legislative session by proposing to make it illegal to kill an unborn child except in cases of medical procedures.House Bill 167 brought opposition from backers of legal abortion, and support from those who want to eventually make the procedure illegal.Republican supporters argued safeguards in the bill protect a woman from being charged in some way for the death of her own unborn child and say it has nothing to do with abortion. Democrats opposed to the measure in the session argued it would be far better to enhance criminal penalties against pregnant women rather than argue around the edges of the abortion debate.“I have issued this veto because I believe its primary purpose and focus is to serve a political agenda, not to protect pregnant women from violence or punish the acts of offenders,” the governor wrote in his veto measure. “I also am concerned that prosecution of crimes under HB 167 could invade the privacy of a pregnant woman, who has already been traumatized by the violence against her, by exposing her medical records and other private information in a criminal court proceeding, including to the perpetrator of the crime.”Republicans don’t have enough votes in the Legislature to override a veto.Schweitzer is working his way through dozens of bills lawmakers sent him as they adjourned last week. He vetoed and signed several others on Friday, including a small piece of the budget package that would have transferred relatively small amounts of money from special accounts such as search and rescue and recreational safety into the state’s general fund.Schweitzer poked at Republicans who harshly criticized the fund transfers he proposed in December before launching many of their own across several bills, which the governor called “rich” irony. The governor argued the $150,000 a year in House Bill 375 is not needed to balance the state’s books. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Avail-TVN Named One of Fastest Growing Tech Companies in North America

first_imgTesla Motors, Inc., earned the top ranking on Deloitte’s list. The company, based in Palo Alto, Calif., designs and manufactures electric vehicles and electric vehicle power train components. Winners hailed from cities across North America.“The companies on the Fast 500 list are among those that have demonstrated remarkable innovation, creativity and business savvy,” said Bill Ribaudo, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP and national TMT leader for audit and enterprise risk services (AERS).“As a result, these companies have continued to successfully forge ahead in a challenging economic environment. We applaud the leadership and employees of Avail-TVN for this impressive accomplishment.”Kazmier has been an advocate for expanding the tech industry in the Flathead, touting its potential for good-paying jobs that represent a viable and “clean” alternative to traditional extractive and manufacturing industries. He pointed to Semitool founder Ray Thompson and the founders of Nomad Global Communication Solutions as other examples of entrepreneurs who have found success in the Flathead.“My main goal is to show other companies like this that they can do it here,” he said. “We absolutely have our roots here.” Satellite dishes point to the sky behind Avail-TVN’s office space south of downtown Kalispell. – File photo by Lido Vizzutti/Flathead Beacon Email Avail-TVN, a company with Flathead roots and a primary office in Kalispell, recently was named the sixth-fastest growing tech company in North America. Among media and entertainment companies, it claimed the top spot with 38,479 percent growth from 2007 to 2011, according to Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500 rankings. Mike Kazmier, chief technology officer for Avail-TVN, said the recognition is a “stamp of approval” for a firm that does a good portion of its work out of the Flathead Valley. Kazmier founded a tech company in Kalispell that later merged to form Avail-TVN.“I think it helps us establish credibility in the fact that we can run a true global organization from an area like Kalispell,” Kazmier said in an interview last week.Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 is an “annual ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.” In its 18th year, it bills itself as “the pre-eminent technology awards program in United States and Canada.”Award winners were selected this year based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007-2011.“It is an honor to be included on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500,” Avail-TVN CEO Ramu Potarazu said in a statement. Avail-TVN is the “largest global provider of multiplatform video services, working with both content and service providers to bring the most innovative digital video services into consumers’ homes and onto their connected devices,” according to its website. The company works with every major Hollywood studio and television network. It is headquartered in Reston, Va., with offices in California and Kalispell. The Kalispell office, located near MacKenzie River Pizza, employs around 30 people and is currently hiring, Kazmier said.Potarazu said Avail-TVN has made strategic investments in international expansion and the development of new products and services that have “helped to fuel continued growth.”“Today, Avail-TVN’s reach extends to 28 countries and more than 75 million households globally, making us the largest provider of advanced digital video services worldwide,” Potarazu said. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

News / ‘Go global or go home’ the message to niche lines following HS-UASC alliance

first_img “The message is clear,” said Drewry in its weekly container analysis this morning. “The mantra for expansionist carriers now seems to be go global or go home.”,The central argument is that, for carriers, it is no longer enough to be a specialist in niche regions and still expect to compete with the big three of Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM.The comments follow an analysis of the rationale for the ‘global co-operation agreement’ inked between UASC and Hamburg Sud at the end of last month – a deal which took the industry by surprise, especially as it came so soon after the proposed Ocean Three east-west trades alliance was announced, where UASC is already a member along with CMA CGM and China Shipping.The Ocean Three grouping is expected to be in a position to compete competitively with the rival 2M vessel sharing agreement between Maersk and MSC, because of its big ship fleet advantage and thus lower unit costs, compared to the competitor alliances of the G6 and CKYH-E. By Mike Wackett 06/10/2014 Both Hamburg Sud, which according to Drewry, needed to “re-energise itself” due to a trend of slowing growth in its north-south markets, and UASC, with its “steroid injection” of an ultra-large containership orderbook, appear to have matching expansionist aspirations and harbour no fears of introducing rivals into their trades via the slot exchange deals.“Slot exchange deals can be a useful method for carriers to branch out into new trades without having to make any heavy upfront investment,” Drewry said.However, the risk according to Drewry is that new entrants to a trade “effectively have to buy their customers with cheap rates on the spot market”, undercutting existing players and destabilising the market.But, added the analyst, “while these risks are evident, clearly for Hamburg Sud and UASC they are outweighed by the upside of new business opportunities to support their grand expansion plans”, and it added that the two lines could “thus announce their arrival as serious global players in the container shipping arena”.Nevertheless, of the top 25-ranked carriers, it is notable that Singapore’s PIL and Taiwanese carrier Wan Hai still seem content to continue without global reach – perhaps because both have had their fingers burnt with escapades into the highly competitive Asia-Europe tradelanes in the past.Indeed, in Alphaliner’s analysis of the 2014 first-half earnings of 17 ocean carriers, it was – disregarding Maersk and CMA CGM –  only OOCL and Wan Hai that managed to buck the trend of losses, posting operating margins of 4.2% and 6.6% respectively.Significantly, OOCL’s exposure to the Asia-Europe market represents only around 17% of its business and Alphaliner said the performance of the two carriers “suggests that smaller carriers with tight cost control and yield management can still compete against larger shipping lines”.Is having a global presence a must for ocean carriers to survive and thrive? The jury remains out.last_img read more

Combating Sexist Hate Speech – European Youth Centre

first_img The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 Similar Stories Global Pluralism Award Reddit December 16, 2015 Published by Ivana Petriskova LinkedIn 0center_img ← Human Rights Essay Award +1 Combating Sexist Hate Speech – European Youth Centre Political Philosophy: An Introduction – Online Course at iversity → Pocket Deadline: 6 January 2016Open to: everybody with experience in combating sexism and/or sexist hate speechVenue: 10-12 February 2016, European Youth Centre Strasbourg, FranceDescriptionThe Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech Movement campaign was set up to mobilise young people in awareness-raising and acting on the issues related to hate speech and human rights online. The  main purpose of the seminar is to develop a better understanding of the causes, extent, forms, different targets and consequences of sexist hate speech online and offline, especially on young people; identify measures to prevent, counter, report and remedy sexist hate speech, notably through the No Hate Speech Movement campaign, the Gender Equality Strategy of the Council of Europe and other relevant instruments; prepare the main approaches and actions for mobilising the No Hate Speech Movement campaigners to act together against sexist hate speech on 8 March 2016; promote the implementation of Council of Europe’s standards and identify gaps to fully address sexist hate speech in the Council of Europe member states.Eligibilityrepresentatives of youth organisations with experience in combating sexism and/or sexist hate speech or motivated and committed to start working on combating sexist hate speech;representatives of national committees and online activists committed to combating sexist hate speech in the framework of the No Hate Speech Movement campaign;representatives of NGOs working against sexist hate speech, for example women’s rights NGOs, human rights defenders, etc.;policy makers working on developing policies and legislation to combat sexist hate speech;experts, researchers and academics specialised on the topic of sexist hate speech;journalists active in combating sexist hate speech;representatives of the Gender Equality Commission, the European Steering Committee on Youth and the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe;representatives of other Council of Europe’s bodies relevant for combating sexist hate speech;be committed to working against sexist hate speech and interested in supporting the No Hate Speech Movement campaign;be able to work in English or French.CostsAccommodation and meals will be provided by the Council of Europe at the European Youth Centre;Travel expenses to and from Strasbourg will be reimbursed;Visa costs will be reimbursed by the Council of Europe.How to apply?All interested candidates must Apply Online. The application must be submitted by 6 January 2016.Further information can be found in the official call HERE or on the official website. Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program- Journalismlast_img read more