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  • DFDS’ Freight Volumes Up in North Sea

    first_imgDespite reduced passenger volumes due to late Easter, Danish-based shipping and logistics company DFDS reported strong performance in the North Sea in the first quarter of 2017, where freight volumes were up by 10% compared to 2016.The growth was highest on the Netherlands-UK and Sweden-Belgium corridors where capacity was increased, the company said.Cargo volumes in the Baltic Sea were 19.2% above 2016 during 1Q 2017 and flat after adjustment for the addition of a new route between Hanko, Finland, and Paldiski, Estonia. Last year, DFDS acquired the route from Estonian company Navirail OÜ.Additionally, freight volumes in the Channel rose by 3.3% while passenger volumes decreased by 14.4% in 1Q.In France and the Mediterranean, freight volumes in 1Q were 2.8% above 2016 while passenger volumes declined by 17.3% primarily driven by the Eastern timing difference.Overall passenger volumes were 10% lower than last year mainly due to Easter falling in 2Q in 2017 vs 1Q in 2016.What is more, the company’s financial results show that DFDS recorded a 4.3 percent increase in its revenue during 1Q 2017 which rose to DKK 3.2 million from DKK 3.1 million posted in the same period last year.The group’s revenue increased by 4.3% in 1Q and stood at DKK 3.2 million (around USD 0.5 million), against 3.1 million posted in the same quarter a year earlier.“We achieved a 1Q-result ahead of last year. Combined with a continued positive outlook for growth in Europe, we are on track in 2017 to further improve on the all-time high results of last year,” Niels Smedegaard, DFDS’ CEO, commented.In its outlook for 2017, the company said it expects the revenue to increase by around 4% excluding bunker surcharges.In addition, investments are expected to amount to around DKK 1.7 billion in 2017. This includes the purchase of two Channel ferries in June 2017 which were delivered in February 2016.last_img read more

  • Arteta bemoans Aubameyang’s red card after Palace draw

    first_imgRead Also:Aubameyang nets, sees red as Arsenal draw at Palace“We reacted very well after conceding the goal.“After Auba’s red card we were the team I expected because everybody was at it.”On the red card, Arteta said: “I haven’t seen it but I think it was a harsh challenge. There is no intention to do it but maybe he mistimed it.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And UniqueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Cars Of All Time13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top The Gunners looked set for another three points after taking a one goal lead at the break, but a deflected effort from Jordan Ayew restored parity and Aubameyang saw red either side of the hour mark to leave the Gunners reeling. “We conceded the goal where we switched off completely. That is unacceptable and I’m really upset with that. Arsenal boss Arteta was understandably pleased with the first-half showing, but blasted the poor defending that led to Palace’s equaliser.Speaking to BT Sport immediately following the match, the Spaniard said: “I was really pleased with the first half. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was left to rue a defensive lapse that cost the Gunners three points versus Crystal Palace, and weighed in on the straight red card received by star striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

  • Bale nears Tottenham return, says agent

    first_imgGareth Bale is “close” to sealing a sensational move back to Tottenham, the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday, seven years after joining the Spanish giants from Spurs for a world record fee. The Wales international has been frozen out by Real manager Zinedine Zidane and said earlier this month he was open to returning to the Premier League. Bale twice won Premier League Players’ Player of the Year during his first spell at Tottenham, which saw him score 56 goals in 203 appearances and lure Madrid into paying a then world-record £85 million ($132 million, 100 million euros) for his services. When asked about Tottenham’s move for Bale, Barnett told AFP: “It’s close but not done.” He added: “It’s a complicated deal.” Bale has two years left on a contract that pays him around 30 million euros a year at Real Madrid.Advertisement Madrid are pushing for a permanent transfer, while Spurs would prefer a loan move that involves the Spanish champions covering a portion of the 31-year-old’s wages. According to reports in England, Tottenham are set to pay £13 million of Bale’s salary for a year-long loan. Read Also: Messi nets right-footed rocket as first Barca goal under Koeman Bale joined Madrid the summer that Jose Mourinho left the Spanish giants, but the Tottenham manager said he had tried to sign him during his spell as Real boss. “I tried to sign him during my time at Real Madrid and the president followed my instinct and knowledge and the season I left, he brought Gareth to the club,” Mourinho said in a press conference on Wednesday. “That’s no secret and Gareth knows that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentRevealed: 6 Hidden Secrets Of The Great Wall Of ChinaWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney Characters Loading… last_img read more

  • Health Officials urge residents to test for radon

    first_imgStatewide—Radon, a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in most soil, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer among smokers and the number-one cause among non-smokers. It is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates.January is National Radon Action Month, and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging homeowners to test their homes for radon because this tasteless, colorless and odorless gas can build up in homes without residents’ knowledge.“You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG. “By testing, Hoosiers can determine whether a high radon level is present and take steps to fix the problem and ensure their families are breathing safe and healthy air.” Test kits also can be purchased at most home improvement and hardware stores and through some online retailers.Radon enters homes and other buildings through small cracks and holes in the foundation, where it becomes trapped and accumulates in the air. When people breathe in radon, it damages the lungs. Long-term exposure can eventually cause lung cancer.Because radon has no taste, smell or color, a home must be tested to find out how much radon is in the air. There is no safe level for radon, but the EPA and U.S. Surgeon General recommend fixing homes that have levels at or above 4pCi/L (picocuries per liter). More than two-thirds of Indiana counties have predicted average indoor radon levels of 4 pCi/L, according to the EPA.If high levels of radon are detected, licensed contractors can install mitigation systems to eliminate the problem and protect the occupants of the home.To learn more about radon, visit the ISDH’s radon page at http://www.in.gov/isdh/24346.htm and the EPA’s “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon” at https://www.epa.gov/radon/publications-about-radon. To find out what levels of radon have been found in your community, see ISDH’s map here.last_img read more

  • Canyon seeking fourth Grade One

    first_img “Nichols Canyon is in good form since Aintree and I’m very pleased with him,” said Mullins. “Sempre Medici won well at Fairyhouse and is improving all the time, while Outlander was second to Shaneshill at Fairyhouse and deserves to take his chance. McKinley will also run.” Gigginstown also has four runners in this two-and-a-half-mile event as together with Outlander and McKinley, they also field Alpha Des Obeaux and No More Heroes. The Sandra Hughes-trained Phil’s Magic completes the line-up. Press Association The Authorized gelding, third to Windsor Park in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, regained the winning thread and recorded his third Grade One success of the campaign last time in the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree. Ruby Walsh is again aboard Andrea and Graham Wylie’s five-year-old, while Paul Townend takes over on Sempre Medici who really stepped up last time at Fairyhouse when taking the Grade Two Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Novice Hurdle in fine style. center_img Nichols Canyon spearheads a four-strong team from Willie Mullins as the trainer hunts further Punchestown Festival success in the Grade One Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle.last_img read more

  • BCB and Albion Cricket Club hold cordial discussions on future of Berbice Cricket

    first_img– Butcher Fund donates clocks to Police ‘B’ Division.BERBICE Cricket Board (BCB) president, Hilbert Foster, last Thursday, led a seven-member delegation to visit the Albion Sports Complex on an invitation from the president and Executives of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club (ACCCC).The Albion Club had requested the meeting despite the pandemic crisis to discuss Berbice cricket development and seek answers to several concerns of theirs. The President, as part of his meet-the- clubs programme, readily agreed to the meeting within seventy-two hours.Since his election to the Presidency, the BCB leader has visited the majority of clubs in the county to listen to their concerns and recommendations.The BCB president was accompanied by Secretary, Angela Haniff; Treasurer– Dr. Cecil Beharry; Assistant Secretary, Ameer Rahaman; Assistant Treasurer, Rovin Bahadur; Public Relations Officer, Simon Naidu, and Executive Member– Mr. Edwards. The Albion Club president, Mr. Vemen Walter, thanked the BCB for agreeing to the meeting and congratulated the executives on the great job they are doing on and off the cricket field.Among the topics   discussed were the  immediate plans for Berbice Cricket, developmental programmes, relationship with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), the ongoing BCB/RHTYSC programmes, functioning of BCB sub committees and representation of players at that national level.Walter expressed some concern at the BCB involvement in several legal matters and stated that Berbice needs proper representations on the GCB as decisions were taken about Guyana Cricket without any input from the county.Foster explained that the legal actions were about restoring democracy to Guyana’s Cricket and making sure that cricket development is for all Guyanese and not a selected few.He committed to having an Albion executive in the BCB official delegation whenever it meets with Sports Minister, Charles Ramson Jnr.Foster committed himself to work along with the Government of Guyana to develop the game and to work hard to return regional and international cricket to the Albion Ground, where the first ODI in the Caribbean was played in 1977 against Pakistan.He admitted that it was unlikely that any cricket would be played for the rest of the year, but stated that efforts would be made to conduct developmental programmes off the cricket field.The BCB delegation also provided answers to the ACCC on the Basil Butcher Trust Fund, Covid-19 response project, sponsorship after the COVID-19 pandemic and the work of the board’s four sub committees. Foster disclosed that the BCB was trying to establish a working relationship with some regional cricket boards in its ongoing development effort and arrangements are being put in place for coaching of youths using the internet.He also disclosed that numerous changes would have to be made in Berbice Cricket, including the reduction of cash prizes for finals and the attendance of spectators at matches.Both delegations agreed to meet in the future and Walters pledged Albion support towards the development of the game. The BCB delegation also handed over a donation of stationery, clocks, cleaning detergent and a warm-up football to the ACCCC.Meanwhile, the joint BCB/RHTYSC Basil Butcher Trust Fund, last Wednesday, handed over twenty clocks to the Management of the Guyana Police Force ‘B’ Division.Public Relations Officer of the BCB and RHTYSC, Vice President Mark Papannah handed over the donation to ‘B’ Division Traffic Chief, Mr. Williams. Under the Fund, a total of $250,000.00 worth of clocks would be shared out to public institutions across Berbice including schools, churches, fire stations and post offices.last_img read more

  • Marcellus, Skaneateles, WG, Westhill boys lacrosse get sectional wins

    first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Liam Tierney, Matt Connell and Mason Barney each found the net three times, Tierney adding two assists. Emmett Barry had two goals and two assists, with Sean Tierney, Luke Ingianni and Marcus Darminio also finding the net twice.Mike Quick had a goal and three assists as Ryan Moses and Zac Vanorder also converted. J-E, in defeat, got two goals from Wade Brunelle, with single tallies going to Tyler Fietta, Riordan Parker and Nick Long. Jeremiah Sparks, Luke Pinckney and Deacon Hill got assists and Steve Tripp recorded 16 saves.Marcellus now would face no. 3 seed General Brown in Tuesday’s sectional Class D semifinal at East Syracuse Minoa Stadium, the Lions having taken out South Jefferson 17-5. Tags: boys lacrosseJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthill All through Saturday afternoon, a quartet of area high school boys lacrosse teams made their way into three different Section III playoff brackets, and none of them had any real trouble moving forward.In one instance, it involved two local sides meeting in the Class D quarterfinals, but it turned into a runaway for Marcellus, the no. 3 seed, who ousted no. 6 seed Jordan-Elbridge by a score of 20-5.Though the first half didn’t feature any outrageous outbursts, the Mustangs steadily built a 9-1 advantage on the Eagles, and kept pulling further away as seven different players had multiple goals. Also in Class D, top seed and state no. 1-ranked Skaneateles toyed with Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, winning 27-5 over the Red Devils as it advanced to Tuesday’s semifinal against no. 4 seed LaFayette, who ousted Tully 24-10.Attacking and converting at will on VVS, Skaneateles had 11 goals in the first period and 10 more in the second quarter, allowing everyone in the lineup to see significant playing time.Evan Brunelle set a career mark with six goals, adding two assists. Grayson Brunelle got four goals and three assists, with Brendan Powers managing three goals and three assists.John Danforth scored twice, adding an assist, and Max Wamp had two goals. Ryan Willard had a goal and three assists, Pat Hackler and Nick Wamp each getting a goal and two assists. Goals were also scored by Colin Weeks, Will Pickney, Cole Kennedy, Yorvis Solis, Connor Ellison and Jack Comer.Meanwhile, in the Class A sectional playoffs, West Genesee had no trouble at all, the no. 2 seed Wildcats roaring past no. 7 seed Clinton 23-2 at Mike Messere Field.The Wildcats were up 14-0 after one period, Alex Rosa eventually earning four goals and one assist. Brad Cunningham got three goals and three assists, with Anthony Dattellas, Liam Sexton, Andrew Guinto and Mike Miccio each scoring twice, Dattellas getting three assists.In Tuesday’s Class A semifinal at Bragman Stadium, WG would try to beat no. 3 seed Liverpool for a third time this spring, the winner to get Baldwinsville or Cicero-North Syracuse in Friday’s final at that same venue.And in Class C, Westhill, the no. 3 seed, defeated no. 6 seed Homer 14-4 to earn a semifinal berth against no. 2 seed Christian Brothers Academy, whom it lost to earlier this month. The winner of that game plays Jamesville-DeWitt or East Syracuse Minoa in Friday’s sectional final at Liverpool.Back on April 23, Westhill had beaten Homer 10-5, but in the rematch the Warriors were much more aggressive on offense at the outset, going up 5-1 by the end of the first quarter.That margin kept growing as the game went on, Westhill seeing Will Delano notch four goals and two assists as Jack Grooms matched that point total thanks to three goals and three assists.Reilly Sizing also had a three-goal hat trick, with Charlie Bolesh scoring twice and adding an assist. Jack Mooney had one goal and one assist as Ryan Gilmartin also found the net.last_img read more

  • Young defensive line unrelenting despite losing Cooper, Ware

    first_imgCHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Wisconsin’s defensive line was already thin heading into its match-up against North Carolina, but things took a turn for the worse for the Badgers. Already without Justin Ostrowski, and playing without Kurt Ware — who contracted chicken pox just prior to the UNC game — Wisconsin lost another key member of its young defensive line when defensive end Jamal Cooper went down in the second quarter Saturday night.Though it’s too early to determine the extent of Cooper’s injury, initial indications look bleak as the sophomore limped off the field after the game on crutches, following what head coach Barry Alvarez classified as an ACL injury. “[Defensive line coach John Palermo], didn’t have the luxury of rolling them today, because we didn’t have enough guys to role,” Alvarez said. Prior to his untime injury, Cooper was giving the Tar Heel offensive line fits, especially true freshman Garrett Reynolds. In less than two quarters of action, Cooper picked up a pair of tackles for losses, including a devastating sack on North Carolina quarterback Matt Baker that sent the senior flailing from the whiplash.”I thought Cooper was playing really well, he made a couple of nice plays early on,” defensive coordinator Bret Bielema said, his voice nearly gone from the game. “We were already a little thin at that position so we were going to Plan A, to Plan B, it kind of reminded me of the Purdue game (last season).”As it turned out, Plan B was quite fruitful for the Badgers. With Cooper and Ware both on the mend, Wisconsin turned to true freshman Matt Schaughnessy to pick up the pass rushing slack. And Schaughnessy didn’t disappoint.The true freshman, bouncing back and forth from both ends of the defensive line, was a disruptive force throughout the game, compiling 1.5 tackles for loss and a half a sack. It was also Schaughnessy who, along with sam linebacker LaMarr Watkins, knocked Baker out of the game following a sandwich hit on the quarterback. “Matt Schaughnessy just keeps really coming along and the things that he does, for a young kid, he’s really into it, he’s focused,” Bielema said. “I can’t say enough good things about him, he keeps getting better every day.””We always talk about everyone who goes in, keeping the same level. So I just tried to keep the same level,” Schaughnessy said of his goals after Cooper’s injury.After Cooper’s injury, Wisconsin was forced to employ a short rotation consisting mostly of Schaughnessy, Joe Monty, Nick Hayden and Jason Chapman, all of whom finished the game with at least half a sack, with Brandon Kelly and Mike Newkirk seeing some spot duty. Still, despite the hardship, Bielema believes his team is showing steady improvement to go along with its limitless potential.”Where they were at the Bowling Green game, coming off that field, to where they are right now, they’ve made gigantic steps, but it’s no where close to being as good as they can be,” Bielema said.Stocco and Williams getting in rhythm: As has been the norm for the first two games of the season, junior quarterback John Stocco and senior receiver Brandon Williams appear to be creating quite a rapport with each other.”I think just having played that much together, him and I, and really working hard this summer and throughout camp we’re starting to feel like we’re on the same page,” Stocco said. “I know where he’s going to be and I know he’s gong to make big plays for us so I just try to get him the ball.”Williams was the recipient of Stocco’s first three completions, including a pair of double-digit yardage completions on Wisconsin’s second drive of the game. Williams was also the only player, other than the multi-talented Brian Calhoun, to gain any yardage on the Badger’s third drive of the game, a 45-yard march that gave UW a 7-0 lead.”I think we’re coming along pretty well,” Williams said. “When we look at game plans, we focus on who can be open more and it just happened that I was getting a lot of single coverages early in the game, so early on he came to me a lot. But that’s just what you’ve got to do, take what the defense gives you.”Williams finished the game leading all Wisconsin receivers with five receptions for 62 yards. The senior also fielded three punts for another 30 yards.last_img read more

  • Zoombombings interrupt online classes

    first_imgThough Askar was initially unbothered by the Zoom interrupter using his name, he later became concerned about whether the hacker had access to his private information, especially with recent concerns regarding Zoom’s privacy policy among the public.  “It’s going to get way worse before it gets better,” Askar said. “It would be very irresponsible for the school to just assume we’re going to have [in-person] fall classes and that ‘Oh, we can just go another month with Zoom, we’ll survive, we’ll kind of straggle along, limp to the finish line.’” When USC sent a communitywide email last month after outsiders hijacked two Zoom classes in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, faculty and students did not expect their virtual classes to continue being interrupted.  “Professors should do his or her best to make sure that the class is secure, and also the University and also the company,” Dekle said. “If it is password protected, [students] shouldn’t give away passwords to friends or they shouldn’t email the link to friends or their acquaintances. They need to take ownership, too, of maintaining security — it’s not just their issue, but it’s the issue for the common good of everyone taking the class.”  Askar said that while Zoom might work in the short term, he thinks USC should find a more secure and reliable platform to use should classes remain remote through the fall. After a back and forth with the hacker and attempting to convince the professor that he was the real student, Askar said the interloper eventually left but not before insulting him.  Fifteen minutes into the class, Askar heard a student briefly disrupt the class by murmuring a question. When the professor asked for the student to repeat the question, Askar was confused to hear that the professor was talking to him. Noticing that the hacker was using his name, Askar urged his professor to remove the individual from the classroom.   Wimpfheimer, another student who witnessed a Zoombombing incident, said her Latinx classmate was targeted by three Zoom perpetrators, who directed slurs at them. The hackers also used slurs aimed at the LGBTQ community, played pornographic audio and seemed to be playing video games in the background.  But days later, a Zoom hacker impersonated Emad Askar, a junior majoring in public policy, during his “Public Policy and Law” class. Three hackers also entered Juliette Wimpfheimer’s “Principles of Microeconomics” class. Robert Dekle, Wimpfheimer’s “Principles of Microeconomics” professor, said he believes this experience made the University, faculty and students aware that the platform can be easily hacked and has thus led to stricter security measures. However, he advised everyone — including students, faculty and the University — to be vigilant to prevent future Zoombombings. After continued interruptions, the teaching assistant for Wimpfheimer’s class eventually removed the hackers from the class, although it took a while to do so, Wimpfheimer said.  “I started thinking ‘How did they know? Are they going to follow me into other classes? … Do they have private information about me?’” Askar said. “That’s my primary worry, as well as Zoom itself having an incredible amount of access to our private information … I just think we kind of rushed to using this service without really knowing the capabilities and the faults of it.” “The measures that we have taken to require authenticating in with your USC credentials eliminate the vast majority of the opportunities for Zoombombing,” Chief Information Officer Douglas Shook wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “We are encouraging instructors to be very judicious regarding admitting anyone from the waiting room unless they have invited guests to class.” Dekle said that while the new measures would shorten class time, the enhanced security was worth the tradeoff.  “Many students don’t come in through the USC [email system] — they’re in the waiting room, so it’s going to take time for the TA to go over one by one,” Dekle said. “It might slow the opening of the class a little bit, but security is important.” USC plans to continue to use Zoom for remote classes, Shook confirmed in a statement to the Daily Trojan, and is confident in the platform’s use for virtual instruction but expects Zoom to enhance security measures.  These are just two of several Zoombombings that have taken place after the University asked professors to enact security measures, such as logging in through a USC account and adding waiting rooms and passwords. Other universities, such as Arizona State University, have faced similar issues with Zoombombers gaining access to classes and causing disruption. In addition to its security issues, the company is also facing a lawsuit in California for sending data to Facebook without being transparent about it in its privacy policy.  In response to the interruptions, the University enacted additional security measures for Zoom calls, such as having professors provide a password with the class meeting link or use the waiting room feature and approve each student to join the class. The New York City Department of Education banned the use of Zoom for its classes Friday due to concerns about the platform’s security, citing instances of Zoombombing at K-12 schools. The decision followed an FBI warning last week regarding the influx of interlopers on the video-teleconferencing platform. Privacy concerns with the program also include Zoom sharing data to Facebook even of those who are not users of the social media platform, NPR reported. Additionally, flaws in Zoom’s software enable hackers to access a user’s webcam or microphone. According to the company, these issues have since been resolved.  Following the first Zoombombing disturbances, USC condemned the interruptions and assured new Zoom safeguards in a Universitywide email from President Carol Folt and Provost Charles Zukoski sent March 24. “Students will be contacted by their instructors with new protocols to prevent this type of disruption and disturbance while attending classes online,” the email read. “We will be vigilant in determining who was responsible for these actions, and we are doing everything in our power to stop it right away.” Amid concerns of Zoom’s security, schools have banned the platform. USC will continue to hold classes on Zoom with enhanced safeguarding.(Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) After the class interruptions, USC added a page about Zoombombing to its course continuity website, recommending students who have encountered attacks targeting protected groups report the incident to the Title IX Office. Staff and faculty who experience an attack against a protected class can notify the Office of Equity and Diversity.last_img read more