Euroports loads BRI containers

first_imgThe containers arrived in Rostock after a 10,000 km journey from Xi’an – the eastern starting point of the BRI – before being transferred from ship to rail by Euroports using LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes.This operation, according to Liebherr, is indicative of Euroports’ plans to expand its Rostock terminal into an efficient multipurpose port and distribution centre of the BRI, acting as a link to Italy and Sweden.Euroports’ two Liebherr LHM 550s have a lifting capacity of 114 tonnes each. In tandem, the cranes can handle heavy-duty items with a maximum payload up to 288 tonnes.www.liebherr.comwww.euroports.comlast_img read more

LNG Open House First in the FERC Process

first_imgMartin said he was surprised by how well educated Nikiski residents are on pipelines. The Environmental Impact Statement will also discuss impacts on the Nikiski community itself and surrounding areas, not just the impact to the land soils and sea. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval process, the Alaska LNG Project is holding open houses and introducing Alaskans to federal regulators. Jim Martin is the Environmental Project Manager for the review of this project. He was at Tuesday night’s meeting in Nikiski where over 118 people signed in… Martin: “We just got the project at FERC, so we’re really not able at this point to talk specifically about the project, but we are able to tell people what our process is. It’s very important for us at the beginning of the project to let people know how our system works, how they can have input, so what we’re stressing tonight with people that came by is: here are the avenues for getting concerns and issues to us, so we can address them in the Environmental Impact Statement.”last_img read more

FIFA World Rankings: Super Eagles Drop One Spot To 35th

first_imgThe Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one spot to 35th in the world in the latest FIFA men’s football world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time African champions failed to improve their position despite playing a 1-1 draw with five-time world champions Brazil in their last friendly match in Singapore. Nigeria occupy third spot in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who occupy the top two positions.African champions Algeria are ranked fourth in Africa and 38th in the world. Morocco are fifth in Africa and 42nd in the world, while Egypt are 6th on the continent and 49th in the world. Meanwhile, the top four positions on the World Rankings remain unchanged from September with the only movement from Uruguay taking the place of Portugal in the top five.Belgium are still at number one while world champions France in second place. Five-time world champions Brazil are third in the world, while 2018 World Cup semifinalists England remained in fourth position. Uruguay move one spot up to fifth.Africa Top 10Senegal (20)Tunisia (29)Nigeria (35)Algeria (38)Morocco (42)Egypt (49)Ghana (51)Cameroon (52)DR Congo (54)Cote d’Ivoire (56)RelatedNigeria Drops in Latest FIFA RankingNovember 30, 2018In “FIFA”Super Eagles Move Up In Newest FIFA RankingApril 12, 2018In “National Team”Super Eagles Benefit From International Break in Latest FIFA RankingsApril 4, 2019In “National Team”last_img read more

Double Play: Judge takes swing at MVP and Rookie of the Year

first_imgNew York Yankees amateur scouting director Damon Oppenheimer, left, presents New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge with a crystal gavel before a baseball game in New York, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Judge has hit 53 home runs in his rookie season for the Yankees. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — The jury is out on AL MVP. And when a verdict comes in later this fall, giant slugger Aaron Judge has a great chance to join a very small club.Fred Lynn (1975) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001) are the only major leaguers to win Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season. To match that rare achievement, the 6-foot-7 Judge must fend off a little competition.In a baseball version of David and Goliath, the biggest challenger to the New York Yankees’ 282-pound slugger for American League MVP honors is tiny Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve .That means the main man standing in Judge’s way is generously listed at 5-6 and 165 pounds.“It’s the beauty of baseball. There’s not a whole lot of limitations,” Tampa Bay pitcher Chris Archer said. “You can be 5-5 or you can be 6-8 and a monster and be really talented at this game, so I love it.”Despite his diminutive stature, Altuve packs plenty of punch and has the numbers to prove it after hitting .346 for his third career batting crown. He also led the league in hits (204) and finished with 24 home runs, 81 RBIs and 32 steals for the AL West champions.Judge, of course, clocked an AL-best 52 homers to break a rookie record that lasted 30 years. He ranked first in runs (128) and walks (127) while helping the Yankees reach the playoffs as the league’s No. 1 wild card.The knocks against Judge are his 208 strikeouts — only five times has a player whiffed more in one season — and extended slump after winning the All-Star Home Run Derby. But he rebounded with a huge September when New York really needed it, leading the AL in homers (15), RBIs (32), runs (29), on-base percentage (.463) and slugging percentage (.889).Judge finished the season with a 1.049 OPS to .957 for Altuve, and the big guy is no one-dimensional player. He ran the bases well and played solid defense in right field while appearing in 155 games.“One of my goals was I wanted to be a consistent part of this lineup,” Judge said. “I wanted to be in there every day playing for my team through the good times and the bad times.”FanGraphs ranks Judge first in Wins Above Replacement, while Baseball Reference favors Altuve.Cleveland infielder Jose Ramirez also warrants consideration. So does perennial Angels contender Mike Trout, who figures to finish outside the top two for the first time after missing six weeks with an injury.But the court’s decision is Judge over Altuve.“It’s tough not to say that Aaron Judge is the MVP. What he’s doing, rookie or not, the numbers he’s putting up in the division that he’s in and in a playoff race is impressive, man,” Rays third baseman Evan Longoria said last week. “He’s having a special year.”Lynn and Suzuki, get ready for some company.All rise! Here comes the Judge.“I’m sure it’s something he hasn’t imagined in his wildest dreams,” said Longoria, the 2008 AL Rookie of the Year. “To be able to do both would be out of this world.”Voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is held before the postseason begins, and results will be announced in November.Here are our selections for the other big awards:NATIONAL LEAGUE MVP: There are several worthy candidates from playoff teams: Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon , plus Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, twice a runner-up. Extra points for them. But the incredible season Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton had (MLB-best 59 homers and 132 RBIs) shouldn’t be discounted just because his team went 77-85. Same goes for Joey Votto of the last-place Cincinnati Reds, for that matter. So the pick here is Stanton, thanks to those astounding power numbers. “They make your jaw drop,” Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman said after wrestling with his choice. “Just kind of have to give it to him.”AL CY YOUNG: Earlier in the season, it seemed nobody could catch Boston newcomer Chris Sale . Cleveland ace Corey Kluber did. Sale (17-8, 2.90 ERA) faded in the final two months but still racked up 308 strikeouts. Kluber (18-4, 2.25, 265 Ks) bounced back from an early injury and dominated the rest of the way. He wins his second Cy Young Award in four years, leaving Sale without one.NY CY YOUNG: Hard to separate Washington ace Max Scherzer (16-6, 2.51 ERA) and Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31), other than the fact that Kershaw missed time with an injury. So he finished with 202 strikeouts in 175 innings to Scherzer’s 268 Ks in 200 2/3 innings. “I’d have to go Scherzer because he’s been healthy all year,” Freeman said. In this case, agreed. Scherzer gets the nod in a repeat from last year and joins Kershaw as three-time Cy Young winners. The right-hander won the AL prize in 2013 with Detroit.AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: An easy ruling for Judge.NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Also a runaway, by Los Angeles Dodgers bopper Cody Bellinger.AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Hall of Famer Paul Molitor took the wild-card Twins (85-77) to the playoffs after they had the worst record in the majors last season at 59-103. That made Minnesota the first team in history to lose 100-plus games and qualify for the postseason the following year. Pretty impressive.NL MANAGER OF THE YEARMilwaukee wizard Craig Counsell edges Colorado newcomer Bud Black and rookie skipper Torey Lovullo, who guided the Diamondbacks (93-69) to the top NL wild card after they went 69-93 a year ago.___AP freelance writer Scott Orgera contributed to this report.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseballlast_img read more

Face the health consequences of the game

first_img The health consequences of concussive and sub-concussive hits are real. After my first concussion, I became depressed and experienced a poverty of thought. One year, I received a concussion so severe that it resulted in memory loss and missed class time. Yet, the coaches and training staff cleared me to play the next week. That should never have been allowed. Ultimately, I sustained at least 50 to 60 bad head hits that led to cognitive issues later in my life, such as depression, short- and long-term memory issues, difficulty focusing, and incoherence.There are many other former college players who are experiencing similar symptoms, but they may not understand the cause. They certainly do not have the help they need to address these health issues because the NCAA has failed its players.Sadly, college football players today cannot expect much different. The NCAA, which regulates college football, does little to protect or educate the players under its care about the risks of traumatic brain injuries. In fact, the organization has been outright irresponsible. It only cares about one thing: making money. It will do whatever it takes to keep its billions in revenue, even if that means depriving its athletes – children who will likely never play and receive compensation in the professional ranks – a healthy future. Believe it or not, college football spring games are already among us. When these games kick off, sportscasters will analyze, fans will tailgate, and thousands of football players will proudly take to the field. There is something that few may talk about though, and that is the health consequences of the game – consequences that many former players live with today.I played college football at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) from 1998 to 2002. MSSU is a small school, but the hits we took hardly were. We were challenged physically and mentally in practices and games. Our coaches taught us to lead with our heads when tackling opponents and, in the off-season, we would “joust” with padded sticks to prove how tough we were. Many of us were injured during these drills, especially from blows to the head.Even worse, we were discouraged from reporting our injuries, with the consequences being the loss of our roster spots, or worse, our scholarships. When we did ask for help after particularly bad hits, we would often be labeled as soft, lazy, or dramatic. Sometimes we would see a doctor after a big hit, but if that person was not immediately available, our head injuries would simply go untreated. That happened often. ByApr 10, 2018 Updated Apr 12, 2018 0 Juan Tabb This is why more than a hundred former college football players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA. Former players are living with the terrifying consequences of the NCAA’s negligence on traumatic brain injuries. This lawsuit is about more than just us though. For the sake of the kids playing today and in the future, the NCAA must make amends and finally enact real protections and education for its student-athletes.If given all the risks of the game, I never would have played. Most former players still love football and want to see the game get safer for current and future players. But for the game to thrive, it must change.Juan Tabb played at Missouri Southern State University from 1998 to 2002. Tabb currently lives in suburban St. Louis, MO with his wife and three children. More than one hundred former college football players have filed a national class-action lawsuit against the NCAA for its negligence and failure to protect and educate college football players on the risks associated with traumatic brain injury.http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/guest_columnists/face-the-health-consequences-of-the-game/article_49e2640a-3ce4-11e8-ba99-fb9e0486797a.htmllast_img read more

Football: Samurai Blue and their fans receive worldwide praise for leaving with dignity after…

first_imgAdvertisement 5ma20hjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8vlbiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ergi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) trwgWould you ever consider trying this?😱6e64Can your students do this? 🌚1zpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Heartbroken Japanese fans tidy the stadium despite being knocked out of this year’s World Cup. Photo Credits: Getty ImagesThe Blue Samurais and the Red Devils were involved in a thrilling match against each other yesterday in Rostov with each vying for a spot in the quarter-finals. Japan were taking a two-goal lead but were soon undone by a great comeback from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli as they all netted in the final 20 minutes.Advertisement With such an outcome, the Japanese players and their supporters in the stadium were heartbroken and shocked as they all were hopeful at one point of time in the game that they might reach the quarter-finals for the first time.Most of the Japanese players and the fans in the stadium were teary-eyed when the match was over but that did not stop them from cleaning up the Rostov Arena.Advertisement They made a name for themselves for their good manners when they cleaned up the stadium after they beat Colombia in the group-stages.The Japanese squad returned the favour by taking time to clean their dressing-room area and leaving it in impeccable condition.Advertisement They even left a note written in Cyrillic that simply read ‘Thank You’, ensuring that they leave the World Cup having won plenty admirers for their conduct both on and off the pitch.The “Twitterati” was visibly amazed and praised their actions as is evident by these tweets:Japan might have had their hopes crushed of facing Brazil in the quarter-finals at the last moment but an act of this nature is surely deserving of praise. Read also: FIFA World Cup 2018 : History beckons as Sweden and Switzerland battle it out for a place in the quarterfinals.   Advertisementlast_img read more

Judges warm to snappy move

first_imgWHILE she didn’t take out the win in her fashion category, this fruity finalist managed to score the most laughs…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img