Antwerp adds reps

first_imgThis brings the number of port representatives to 12, reinforcing Antwerp’s presence in its core hinterland and important overseas growth regions.In India, Dutt joins Raj Khalid, so that Antwerp now has two representatives in Mumbai.In China, Feng joins Jan van der Borght who has represented the Port of Antwerp in the country for many years.Hubenak is the port’s new representative for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.    Malini Dutt, Martin Hubenak and Robert Fengwww.portofantwerp.comlast_img read more

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DB and ODEG awarded operating contracts

first_imgGERMANY: On behalf of the Länder of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg–Vorpommern and Sachsen-Anhalt, Berlin-Brandenburg transport authority VBB has awarded the four Netzes Elbe-Spree regional passenger train operating contracts to DB Regio Nordost and ODEG.The contracts covering 17 routes will run for 12 years from December 2022. The international tender specified that bidders could win no more than two of the four lots, and that lots 1 and 2 were required to go to different operators. Lots 1 and 4 were won by ODEG, which is owned 50:50 by Netinera and BeNEX, while DB Regio was awarded lots 2 and 3. The various routes are currently operated by the same two companies, but responsibility for some services will change, with the 11·3 million train-km/year operated by ODEG increasing to 17 million. The contracts provide for an increase in service frequency and train length, to be introduced in two phases. These will be aligned with aligned with the reinstatement, upgrading and electrification of the Dresdner Bahn between Berlin Südkreuz and Blankenfelde. ODEG services are to be operated using 21 six-car and two four-car new Siemens Desiro HC EMUs, 16 refurbished Stadler Kiss EMUs and eight new Alstom Lint 54 DMUs. ‘The award of an important tender in the German commuter transport market confirms the excellent industrial and managerial capabilities of the FS Italiane Group in Italy and abroad’, said the CEO of Netinera’s parent company Gianfranco Battisti. ‘The liberalisation of the commuter market in Germany, one of the most important in Europe, is instrumental in exporting decades of Italian know-how in regional transport management.’last_img read more

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GANG ASSAULT 47 YEAR OLD MAN IN DUMFRIES

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland officers in Dumfries are seeking witnesses to a disturbance which happened at the rear entrance to the Hole in the Wa Inn in High Street in Dumfries.  At around 1845 hours on Sunday 17 April 2016 a disturbance took place in the front bar of the premises, and a number of people then moved to the rear entrance to the premises.  Around that time a 47 year old man from Dumfries was assaulted by a number of male persons, perhaps as many as eight or nine.  As a result it has been found that the victim has suffered a neck injury and has been treated at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for his injuries.Detective Constable Matt Williams at Dumfries said “this was a particulary nasty attack by a group of men on an individual and has resulted in the victim receiveing an injury to his neck.  We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the bar that day and who may have seen this disturbance.last_img read more

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Hospital Job Just the Tonic for Joinery Student

first_imgContract Manager for DGRI/NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Stephen Howie said: “It’s especially good to find a local young person in training for a career in construction interested in that type of work in a healthcare setting.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA Dumfries and Galloway College student has been gaining valuable work experience at a local hospital.Daniel Mathison spent a week working with maintenance contractors SERCO at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary recently as part of his Diploma in Bench Joinery.Being part of the hospital maintenance team allowed Daniel to apply the skills he has developed as a student at the South of Scotland college in a real-life environment. It’s also given Daniel an insight into the type of work he will be undertaking when he leaves college and what the world of work is like.The placement was made possible by Dumfries and Galloway College Placement Coordinator, Nick Spencer, D&G NHS Assistant Contracts Manager, Justine Laurie, SERCO DGRI Joiner, John McInally, and SERCO Site Engineer, Johnny Johnston. Dumfries and Galloway College is grateful to all involved for creating this opportunity for Daniel and reaffirms its commitment to working in close partnership with employers in the South of Scotland to ensure that the region has the resources it needs to thrive.Principal Joanna Campbell said:“Opportunities such as those that the team at the hospital have offered Daniel are a crucial part of the student experience that we are delighted to provide at Dumfries and Galloway College.“Daniel has done very well on this placement and what he has learned will stand him in good stead for his future career.“On behalf of the college, I would like to thank all those involved in making such placements a possibility for Daniel and for the other students from our college who have gone on similar work experience.” center_img “We wish Daniel every success for his future.” “We were delighted to have Daniel working with us at DGRI.  last_img read more

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Dominica pursuing partnership with Malaysian university

first_img Share Share Tweet EducationLocalNewsTertiary Dominica pursuing partnership with Malaysian university by: Dominica Vibes News – April 21, 2015 Sharing is caring!center_img Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)The Dominica government is in discussion with a Malaysian university with a view to establishing a campus on the island.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who led a delegation to Asia last month, revealed during the ‘Focus on Government’ weekly radio program on Thursday 16 April 2015, that this was part of the highlights of the visit.Mr Skerrit informed that during the visit, the team also negotiated scholarships for Dominican students and “we will be sending Dominican students to Malaysia”.Minister for Planning, Economic Development and Investment Honourable Dr. John Collin McIntyre; Secretary to the Cabinet Ambassador Steve Ferrol, Coordinator of the Citizenship by Investment Unit Ambassador Emmanuel Nanthan; President of the Dominica State College Dr. Donald Peters; and Chairman of the AID Bank Mr. Martin Charles were part of the delegation to Asia.According to PM Skerrit, the president of the college has a proposed draft agreement between the Dominica State College and a university in Malaysia for consideration.“What we are seeking to do and negotiating is to see whether that university would open a campus in Dominica”.“They have several campuses in many African countries and they have a campus in the United Kingdom and we’re seeking to see whether they will be able to open a campus here,” Mr Skerrit explained. Although the Prime Minister did not disclose the name of the university, he described it as “a wonderful university” which offers “real practical teachings”.Mr Skerrit further explained that the president of the Dominica State College, Dr Donald Peters was part of the delegation to Asia, “so that he could see the university, meet the owner and the president of the university”.“[To] engage him in discussions, let us share with them our vision for education in Dominica and to examine what this university is offering,” Mr Skerrit said.Opposition Leader Lennox Linton, during a press conference last month, questioned the purpose of Prime Minister Skerrit’s visit to Asia and Dr Peters addition to the delegation.In addition to discussion with the university and obtaining a draft proposal for consideration, Mr Skerrit said they’ve also invited them to visit Dominica.“Literally, before we came down from Malaysia, the university had presented us with a draft proposal that we have to study with the ministry of education, with the state college,” PM Skerrit informed. Share 256 Views   2 commentslast_img read more

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Cazorla suffers another injury setback, may not play for Arsenal again

first_imgBy Ibiyemi MathewSanti Cazorla may have played his last game for Arsenal.The Spaniard has not featured for the Gunners, since he limped off during their 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League last October.An Achilles problem has led to multiple operations. And now, journalists reports Cazorla now faces the prospect of being sidelined for almost two full seasons in succession.The news will come as a big blow to manager Arsene Wenger, who was hoping to have the playmaker available for the 2017/2018 campaign.Arsenal opted to renew Cazorla’s contract last term until the summer of 2018, despite his many injury lay-offs. However, it is understood Cazorla’s best hope of returning to action, will potentially be for Arsenal’s U-23s, no earlier than April 2018.last_img read more

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Jimmy Haslam Holds Press Conference At Browns Training Camp

first_img Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Related TopicsClevelandCleveland BrownsJimmy HaslamNFLcenter_img BEREA– Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam held court while at training camp today, and addressed the elephant in the room– Cleveland’s 1-15 record during the 2016 season.The Browns lost their first 14 games last season, before getting their lone win of the year in week 16 against the San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve. Haslam said that despite their record, the organization learned from the experience.“I don’t think we ever would have thought we’d be talking about coming off winning four games in our last two years in our third and fourth years in,” Haslam said.“It’s tough. It’s hard. I think I’ve said it’s embarrassing. At the same time, we have learned a lot. In life, I’ve learned you learn a heck of a lot more through the hard experiences than the easy ones. I now think we’re positioned to put the organization, the team in a much better place than we’ve been.”Haslam wouldn’t say much about what he expects to happen during the 2017 season, but he did say he expects to define the season by more than just wins and losses, and that the team should be “substantially better” in 2018 and 2019.“Listen, wins and losses are a part of it. There’s no doubt about that,” Haslam said. “But I think it’s how our team performs. Do we come back? Do we win close games? Do we come from behind and win a game? Do we beat a good team? Do we win a game on the road? Are younger players getting better? It’s a collection of all those types of things.”You can watch Haslam’s entire press conference via the Browns below.#Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam is at the podium https://t.co/SAPAqImdZx— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) July 29, 2017last_img read more

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NEOSI’s WWE Summerslam Breakdown & Predictions

first_img Vince McKee Randy Orton vs. RusevHas Randy Orton finally become stale in WWE? If not, who does he feud with after Rusev?EM: Randy Orton has become stale. Point blank. At this moment, I could care less about who he feuds with. Hopefully Rusev gets this victory tonight, as he desperately needs it.Prediction: Randy OrtonVM: Rusev deserves better.  Orton is beyond boring anymore.Prediction: Randy OrtonPV: I can see Orton takes some time off and they bring him back around Survivor Series time. If they don’t give him a break I can see him feuding with Baron Corbin but I think that feud wouldn’t benefit either competitor.Prediction: Rusev winsJohn Cena vs. Baron CorbinDoes a Corbin beatdown of Cena salvage his embarrassing loss in his WWE Championship cash-in match on Tuesday or has The Lone Wolf been damaged pretty badly?EM: Corbin can definitely bounce back. It will need to include a Cena beatdown, but it certainly can happen if he’s built as a monster on the loose.Prediction: John CenaVM: Corbin somehow, someway gets the MITB back on a stipulation.Prediction: Cena wins, but don’t be sold on the Corbin push being done just yet. PV: The Lone Wolf has been damaged. Unless Cena happens to lose this match which is something that comes few and far between, Corbin has a lot of building to do once again.Prediction: Cena defeats CorbinFinn Balor vs. Bray WyattIs this sneakily the best match on the card?EM: It is second only to the WWE Universal Title match. The two characters these two have are so cool to watch and it will be like watching a supernatural film tonight.Prediction: Finn BalorVM: Yes it is, I wrote in my blog yesterday, one of my 5 Bold predictions, this will shock people as the best match on the card.  Finn Balor as the Demon is unstoppable and will win.  This match will rock!Prediction: Finn BalorPV:  Yes. Balor as the demon makes this match more interesting and highers the intensity. The match already happened once on RAW but the match makes sense after the actions of Wyatt following the match which caused Balor to bring out the demon.Prediction: Balor winsWWE Raw Tag Team Championships: Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth RollinsDid WWE rush The Shield reunion and where is your interest level in their reunion?EM: They could have waited a little longer, but it was not necessarily rushed. They can’t win the titles immediately though, as that wouldn’t be believable. Rollins and Ambrose will still have to work out the kinks of their friendship. Expect them to win the titles by Royal Rumble.Prediction: Sheamus and CesaroVM: Yes they did rush it.  Rollins and Ambrose win by either count out or DQ.  They won’t win the belts tonight.Prediction: Ambrose And Rollins By DQ Or Count-OutPV: WWE did not rush The Shield reunion but the interest level is half way there because they are missing the third member. Maybe the third member of The Shield joins them tonight, or maybe it is just Ambrose and Rollins together. Have to say though that the build to this match was done perfectly and waited until the last week to have the two sides team up once again.Prediction: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins New WWE RAW Tag Team Champions. WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship: Naomi vs. NatalyaWhat are the chances that Carmella cashes in successfully after this match?Carmella cashing in would be gold here. In fact, this is the perfect moment for her to cash-in. In Brooklyn, where The Princess Of Staten Island can celebrate in front of her people.Prediction: Carmella Wins The Title After Cashing In On A Victorious NaomiVM: Natalya is the best pound for pound competitor on the Smackdown women’s rosters.  She is just slightly in front of Charlotte.  She deserves the win over the over rated terrible Naomi.  But, the WWE never lets her win, so with Naomi the belt will stay.Prediction: NaomiPV: 0% chance. You already had a failed cash-in on Tuesday, why would you have another MITB briefcase holder cash in within a week. Carmella might cash in around Royal Rumble time or closer to the next Money in the Bank PPV.Prediction: Naomi retainsWWE RAW Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha BanksIs Alexa Bliss the best thing going in women’s wrestling right now?EM: She most definitely is. Bliss has had so much momentum since joining the main roster last summer. She has been the star that she wanted to be in NXT. Everybody else is playing catch-up to every move she makes.Prediction: Alexa BlissVM: Hell yes she is, and Banks is the perfect counterpart for her.  This should have been the match all along.  Why they tried to insert the stale Bayley in this makes no sense to me.  With that being said, Banks wins the title and this feud continues for a bit as it should.  Also, the simple fact that these two dislike each other behind the scene’s, makes it even better.  This along with Balor vs Wyatt have the potential to steal the show.Prediction: Sasha BanksPV: Alexa Bliss has to be the best women’s wrestler on the main roster but not in women’s wrestling in general. I think Asuka is the best thing going in women’s wrestling because of her undefeated streak, being the longest reigning women’s champion outside of The Fabulous Moolah. Asuka is showing dominance and can be the one that dethrones Bliss as Women’s Champion on RAW.Prediction: Bliss retains via DQWWE United States Championship: AJ Styles vs. Kevin OwensIs there any chance that Shane pulls a swerve and costs Styles the title, ensuring another match between the two? Who would you rather see Shane feud with after this match?EM: Shane will not cost AJ the match, only because Kevin Owens has been the bigger thorn in his side. And honestly, Shane vs. KO is fresh. I’m all for it.Prediction: AJ StylesVM: I’m sick of Shane, and have been since 99.  This match didn’t need him to begin with.  I see this being a no contest somehow with Shane taken out.Prediction: No ContestPV: No chance that Shane costs Styles the title. Shane vs Owens I would rather see because we already saw Styles against Shane once and we don’t need to see it for a second time.Prediction: Styles Retains WWE Championship: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke NakamuraIs WWE calling it quits on The Modern Day Maharaja?EM: The end of Mahal’s reign is here. Nakamura will take his place on top of the mountain by winning his first WWE Championship and starting off with a win in his first “Big 4” match.Prediction: Shinsuke NakamuraVM: Nakamura wins by DQ, so he won’t get the strap.  Corbin then cashes in on Mahal and loses again.  The belt stays with Mahal.Prediction: Jinder MahalPV: Nope. WWE is doing a tour in India shortly and it would be a dumb decision to take the WWE Championship off of Mahal since that is somewhere that has been heavily targeted since Mahal won the title. Nakamura will eventually win the WWE Championship but I think it would happen at WrestleMania.Prediction: Mahal Retains the Title, Cleanly. WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun StrowmanWho needs this win the most? What is the immediate feud for the Universal Title after this match?EM: Braun Strowman needs this win the most. Samoa Joe can still win the title later this year and he can strike out of nowhere to claim the strap. Strowman has had a monumental rise and not putting the title on him would be a huge mistake. The fans are ready for it and Strowman has shown tremendous growth in the ring and has a connection with the fans most superstars can’t seem to find. The time is now for Braun.Prediction: Braun StrowmanVM: Lesnar loses again from a result of Reigns getting pinned.  The exact same setup as WM 31.  This time it is Joe going over Reigns for the title.  Lesnar disappears but returns in time for Mania to take on Reigns in the Main Event.Prediction: Samoa JoePV: Samoa Joe needs the win the most because he isn’t getting any younger, and the fans are getting behind him ever since the Lesnar match. Next Feud for the Universal Champion would be against John Cena since he is a free agent. Cena could have a reasoning of switching brands saying that he couldn’t get it done on Smackdown so now he is going to try on RAW and add a major championship he has never held before. Tonight is WWE Summerslam and the staff at NEOSI decided to test our hand at predicting the card along with some input on each match. Tonight’s panel consists of Payton Vince, Vince McKee and Eli Mooneyham.Let’s see how we do!Jason Jordan & The Hardy Boyz vs. The MiztourageWhat are your thoughts on the Kurt Angle/Jason Jordan storyline so far?EM: Here’s the thing. for everyone who was expecting this storyline to advance rapidly, this is a lame part of RAW right now. But for those of us who love a slow build, this is a perfect scenario. Angle and Jordan will continue to work together, with Jordan eventually winning the Intercontinental Title. Then soon down the line, expect Jordan to become sour with Angle shortly after he loses the IC Title, resulting in a heel turn for the for the former American Alpha member.Prediction: Jason Jordan & The Hardy BoyzVM: Jordan is a future star but the Hardy’s can’t seem to buy a win as of late.  The Miztourage has some legs behind it and will grab the win.  However, don’t be shocked if Jordan gets a pin over The Miz, setting up a one on one feud either.Prediction: Official pick remains The MiztouragePV: Not the biggest fan of the storyline. It would have made more sense for Chad Gable being the son but I think Jordan was the pick because it was a “swerve” in a McMahon’s mind. The storyline would heat up a lot more if they turn both heel or just Jordan heel. I think the storyline does help out Jason Jordan in the long run and he will see a mid card title run before all is said and done.Prediction: Jordan and the Hardy BoyzWWE Cruiserweight Championship: Akira Tozawa vs. NevilleIs Akira Tozawa a long-term champion or just a placeholder?EM: I don’t see Tozawa having anywhere remotely close of a reign as Neville did with the title. Cedric Alexander is waiting in the wings and he is due for a title opportunity, as he’s been stuck with a painfully long feud with Noam Dar for the entire existence of 205 Live. Expect a few months on top for Tozawa before Alexander takes him down.Prediction: Akira TozawaVM: Place holder, not sure why they even bothered.  Neville is the best cruiserweight since the Hey Day of Rey Mysterio.Prediction: Neville wins the title back tonight.PV: Long-term champion. Possibly a longer reign than Neville, which would make Tozawa the longest Cruiserweight Champion since bringing back the title. At the moment Tozawa is someone that the fans are getting behind and the Titus Brand along with him is great.Prediction: Tozawa RetainsWWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships: The New Day vs. The UsosIs this the best feud currently on the main roster?EM: It most certainly is. With a mix of pop culture and tremendous tag team wrestling, these two teams have been given a long leash to work with and have not disappointed. The Usos feel fresh and somehow, someway the New Day remain fun to watch.Prediction: The New DayVM: This feud has been excellent.  All 5 of these guys have been great and have done a wonderful job.  I see one of them (Big E) eventually being a big time singles star.  In the meantime however, I believe the New Day will hang on to the title tonight, and chase a record reign in a weak division.Prediction: The New DayPV: Nope. I’m actually not a fan of this feud at all. It feels like The New Day and Usos have been feuding for a year and it’s stale. Usos are one of the best heel tag teams in the WWE at this time but they need to feud with someone else besides the New Day.Prediction: The New Day Retains Prediction: Samoa Joe wins with help from Paul Heyman . New Universal Champion.center_img Related Topics Big Show vs. Big CassWhat’s more likely in this match: A Big Show win or an Enzo Amore heel turn?EM: Enzo Amore has to turn heel if he wants to be on the main roster past Summerslam. It just doesn’t make sense for him to rejoin Cass after getting embarrassed, but it appears the WWE made a big gaffe and will reunite the two to do dastardly deeds together.Prediction: Big CassVM: If Cass wins in dominant fashion, then this truly is the most predictable boring feud of all time.  Enzo needs a 205 push, because the Heavyweight roster will never happen for him.  Despite the greatness of his microphone skills.  I see a heel turn, Enzo will throw in the towel from the cage below to submit for Big Show.  Then join Cass in a post match attack.Prediction: Big CassPV: Enzo Amore Heel TurnPrediction: Big Cass wins with help from Enzo. For once Big Show is not the one that is turning, someone is turning on him which is a rarity. Enzo’s career will be over if they do not have him team up with Big Cass again. Maybe a heel run for Enzo and Cass would work better than a face fun. Time will tell I guesslast_img read more

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Mayfield Edges Kenston 24-21 For Their First Undefeated Season Since 1984

first_imgCHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO – After 35 years, Mayfield is undefeated once again.The Wildcats were able to defeat Kenston in a 24-21 thriller thanks to an 18-yard field goal by Henry Pensteiner in the final minute.Both defenses were stellar early, as they went back and forth exchanging punts for most of the opening half. The stalemate would be broken on a short touchdown trot by Mayfield running back Joey Suchy, putting the Wildcats ahead of Kenston 7-0 at halftime. This is when the excitement would really begin.Both teams would exchange touchdowns in the third quarter. Kenston’s courtesy of running back Jack Porter, then Mayfield on a 22-yard strike from Michael Huss to Joey Isabella to make the score 14-7.Kenston would cut the fourth quarter deficit to 14-13 after a short touchdown pass was caught by 6’5 sophomore Ryan Miller.With 4:55 to play in regulation, it looked like Mayfield would slam the door.Huss found Isabella for their second connection of the game to go up 21-13, but Kenston’s Tyler Mintz would return the ensuing kickoff to send Bomber Stadium into an absolute frenzy. However, Isabella and the Mayfield offense would prove to be too much for Kenston, as they sealed the 24-21 victory with a long drive that ended in a game winning field goal by Pensteiner.With the victory, Mayfield clinched the #2 seed in Region 5. They will likely host Warren Harding in the opening round.Despite the loss, Kenston holds on to the final spot in Region 9. They will travel to New Philadelphia to face the Quakers. Related TopicsfeaturedKenston Blue BombersMayfield Wildcats Billy Koscolast_img read more

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Brave Blossoms win charity match

first_imgJapan warmed up for its upcoming Pacific Nations Cup opener against Samoa with a 49-7 victory over the Top League XV in a charity match on Sunday.Proceeds from the game, attended by a crowd of 6,626, will go toward relief efforts for the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Collections were made and an auction of memorabilia was held after the game. “Once again, our thoughts go out to the people in the Tohoku region,” Japan coach John Kirwan said. “I think that the courage people have shown through the last months has really taught us all a lesson.” GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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