Fire-Stricken Grande America Sinks off France

first_imgThe fire-stricken Grande America sank in the afternoon hours of March 12 some 180 nautical miles west of the French coast, the Maritime Prefecture of Atlantic confirmed.After it suffered a fire during the night of March 10, the 1997-built ship developed a worsening starboard list. The ro-ro container vessel subsequently capsized and sank in a water depth of around 4,600 meters.[#GrandeAmerica] Mardi 12 mars à 15h26 le navire italien #GrandeAmerica a coulé par 4600 mètres de fond, à environ 180 nautiques (333km) à l’ouest des côtes françaises. @SGMer @MarineNationale— Premar Atlantique (@premaratlant) March 12, 2019All 26 crewmembers and one passenger were safely evacuated onto Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll on March 11.The fire started in one of the containers loaded on the weather deck, spreading to other containers positioned close by, while the vessel was in the Bay of Biscay, sailing from Hamburg, Germany to Casablanca, Morocco.Italian Grimaldi Group, the owner and operator of Grande America, earlier appointed the salvage company Ardent to provide assistance on the matter.[#GrandeAmerica] La frégate multi-missions (FREMM) Aquitaine et le BSAA (Bâtiment de Soutien et d’assistance affrété) VN Sapeur sont toujours sur zone. Ils continuent d’assurer la sécurité et la surveillance de la navigation. @SGMer @MarineNationale— Premar Atlantique (@premaratlant) March 12, 2019World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Goodwill Primary receives $30,000 from Chinese business

first_imgLocalNews Goodwill Primary receives $30,000 from Chinese business by: – June 23, 2011 Minister for Education Hon. Peter St. Jean. The Goodwill Primary School is the recipient of a $30,000.00 gift from the Chinese business community here to assist the institution with its auditorium project.Education Minister Peter St. Jean says this financial contribution signals the effective leadership and relationship which exists between the Chinese Community and Dominica.Eight Chinese businesses on island came together to make the cheque presentation at a ceremony at the Goodwill School auditorium on Wednesday.St Jean said the all negative talk against the Chinese should be dispelled.He has also commended the Principal Teacher’s Association, principal and staff of the Goodwill Primary School for the manner in which they have been conducting the affairs of the institution.He also told the students, PTA and teachers at the school, that they should make good use of the opportunity afforded to them from the Chinese community at a time when the entire world is affected by the global financial crisisMeanwhile Stella Zang of the Chinese businesses community has expressed gratitude for the support the Chinese business community has been receiving from the Dominican people.And principal of the school Murium Lewis says she is proud that the Chinese community has made the Goodwill Primary School the only primary learning institution in Dominica with a fist class auditorium.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share 17 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

First ‘Germ Zapper’ added at Richmond hospital

first_imgRichmond, In. — Reid Health this month becomes the first hospital in Indiana to deploy a new ‘germ-zapping robot’ to disinfect surgery and patient rooms as part of its multifaceted arsenal to reduce or eliminate risk of infection.Xenex’s LightStrike germ-zapping robot uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet light to disinfect rooms without leaving chemical residue or toxic fumes.  Hospitals and health systems using the technology have reported significant decreases in infection rates.“We are always evaluating the latest technologies available to help make our facilities as safe as possible,” said Jennifer Ehlers, VP and Chief Quality Officer for the health system.  She said the fight against infection-causing pathogens has been elevated nationally as infection-causing microorganisms have become more resistant to traditional disinfecting methods.  “We are focused on and committed to patient safety, and we see this technology as another innovative way to help protect our patients.”last_img read more

Man United lose Maguire to hip injury

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United defender Harry Maguire is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after scans showed the centre back tore his hip muscle in Saturday’s goalless draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers, British media have reported. Maguire, who was signed by United for 80 million pounds in the close season, suffered a blow to his leg in the first half of the FA Cup third round match but played the full 90 minutes. That aggravated the injury, and the 26-year-old failed a fitness test before missing Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg 3-1 defeat by rivals Manchester City, with Phil Jones in the back line. A return date has not been announced yet, and his injury will be a blow to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose side play five more matches in January – including the FA Cup replay away and the second leg of the League Cup semi-final at Etihad Stadium. Centre backs Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo are still sidelined for United with injuries, while midfielders Paul Pogba (ankle surgery) and Scott McTominay (knee) will not return until February. United, fifth in the league standings, host bottom side Norwich City on Saturday.Tags: Harry MaguireManchester UnitedWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img May 30, 2020 — The Arizona Diamondbacks have laid off or furloughed about one-quarter of the team’s employees because of lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization made the moves on Friday. Remaining staff will take pay cuts that average less than 15%, with the team’s highest earners losing a bigger percentage of their income.— Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the state’s five professional sports teams — the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Patriots and Revolution — can resume practicing at their respective facilities on June 6. But Baker made clear the reopening of those facilities must be done in accordance with the health and safety rules that each of the leagues are developing. The Celtics announced they will begin voluntary individual workouts at their facility on Monday. Workouts will be conducted in accordance with city, state, CDC and NBA requirements, with only four players allowed to workout at a time.— The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus. The move comes as schools across the country prepare for the return of athletes as early as June 8. The NCAA last week lifted a moratorium on athletic activities starting Monday. That cleared the way for voluntary workouts and training to begin at team facilities. Schools have already started putting plans in place to test athletes, coaches and staff for the coronavirus and implement social distancing. The NCAA says its plan is offered as guidance, consistent with federal and local public health guidelines.— The Ukrainian Premier League restarted Saturday but one game was called off when an unspecified number of soccer players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The league said players and staff from last-placed Karpaty Lviv had tested positive ahead of tomorrow’s match against Mariupol. The league is playing its first games since March 15, with Kolos and Desna kicking off the opening match. There are nine rounds left. The league is due to finish July 19 with a European qualification playoff following 10 days later.— The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage. La Liga said the government gave authorization on Saturday for squads to practice together. Until now, players had been limited to individual training before progressing to small groups. The league, which has been on hold since March 12, will restart on June 11 when Sevilla faces Real Betis without fans. The 11 rounds remaining are due to be played until July 19, according to the government. Barcelona leads Real Madrid by two points at the top of the table. Associated Press — The South African government says it’s maintaining a ban on all contact sports because of the coronavirus, meaning the country’s professional rugby teams and its world champion Springboks will remain out of action. The sports minister’s announcement Saturday came as South Africa prepares to further ease lockdown on Monday and open up most of its economy as part of a phased relaxation of restrictions. Professional non-contact sports competitions will be allowed in some regions. Rugby teams can resume training if protocols are in place, including mandatory screening. All teams have 14 days to submit detailed plans on their protocols for approval before they can train.— Dominic Thiem (teem), Alexander Zverev (ZVEHR’-ehv) and Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) will play exhibition tennis matches in Berlin in July amid the coronavirus pandemic. One exhibition event will run from July 13-15 on grass and another on a hard court in a hangar in the city’s closed Tempelhof airport from July 17-19. There will be electronic line calls with no line judges to reduce the number of people involved on court.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports Three people familiar with Friday’s meeting have told The Associated Press that the board hasn’t developed a consensus opinion on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption. The people say Commissioner Adam Silver is still collecting information on multiple options ranging from 16 to all 30 teams returning to action when the season begins again near Orlando, Florida.One person said 20 of more teams would be brought back to finish the season near Orlando, while a second person said the league would bring back any team within six games of a playoff berth.The league suspended play following the conclusion of its March 11 games.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Major league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor league season in doubt due. Transactions posted at say over 200 players were cut Friday and more than 400 have been released over the past month. The start of the minor league season was postponed in March and players were mostly sent home from spring training. While Major League Baseball and the players’ association are negotiating terms to play big league ball this summer, it’s unlikely there will be minor league games. Minor league players not on 40-man rosters were promised $400 per week through May 31 by a policy drafted by MLB. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNo agreement yet on resumption of NBA seasonUNDATED (AP) — The NBA Board of Governors continues to ponder various scenarios as the league prepares to resume a season still on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

PC, Bishops’ High and Marian Academy win titles at YBG GT/ECD Regionals

first_imgPRESIDENT’S College (PC), Bishops’ High School and Marian Academy claimed victories in the finals of the Boys U-18, Boys U-14 and the Girls Developmental divisions when the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG), National Schools Basketball Festival, Georgetown and East Coast of Demerara Regionals, concluded on Friday evening at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.In the female final, it was a battle between Marian Academy’s guard Kelliann Sauers and Queen’s College power-player Naiomi Barkoye and the duo stepped up big, Sauers, though, had more support in the clash, which propelled her team to a 12-point win (36-24).The guard, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, was later awarded the Most Valuable Player. Teammates Aaliyah Singh and Angel Rajaram added eight points and five points with eight rebounds respectively.Queen’s College were led by a big effort in the paint by Barkoye, who pulled down 20 rebounds to go with her game-high 14 points. Her efforts in the tournament resulted in her winning the Best Defensive Player trophy. Luanna Mohan supported Barkoye with four points and six rebounds.COMPETITIVE CLASHIn the Boys’ lower division clash (U-14), a single bucket from deep separated Bishops’ High from rivals St Rose’s High (35-32).Marian Academy were crowned female champions.Jaden Howard, who battled his way to 14 points and 14 rebounds for the winners, was later named MVP and BDP. Supporting Howard was Matthias Arrindell, who finished with nine points and eight rebounds.Carmelo Man-Son-Hing led St Rose’s High with a game-high 15 points and six rebounds. Chris Perez supported with seven points and 12 rebounds and Wayne Williams with six points and six rebounds.U-18 FINAL In the high-scoring U-18 final, PC, led by Richard Semple, were able to get past Marian Academy by eight points 72-64.Semple led the winners with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Jushaun Bayley was also impressive with 17 points and seven rebounds. Jesse James with 13 points and Rakin McDonald with 14 rebounds also contributed to the total.At the other end of the court, combo guard Jether Harris kept the Georgetown school in the game with some sharp shooting, for a night-high 35 points to go with 16 rebounds. Tyrese James added 11 points and five boards and Shamar Atwell eight points and four assists.Semple finished as the MVP and Israel Yaw from GTI as the BDP of the competition.The best sportsmanship award went to St Stanislaus College.The GT/ECD Regionals were sponsored by Edward B. Beharry & Company Ltd, Banks DIH LTD, ExxonMobil and the National Sports Commission.last_img read more

Coronavirus fears forces GABA to postpone Andrew Ifill tournament

first_imgFOLLOWING the announcement of the country’s first case of the COVID-19 virus, the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) officials yesterday stated that they have decided to postpone the start of their Inaugural Andrew Ifill Knockout tournament. President of the Association, Jermaine Slater, revealed in a statement that the postponement of the tournament, which would have bounced off on Sunday, was agreed upon after GABA’s affiliated players/clubs, reached out in concern, especially after President David Granger called for public gatherings to be discouraged in an address to the nation on Wednesday.“Despite only having one known case, GABA is as strong as our members (clubs, players and officials) and as such, we are here to make our playing environment one where persons are comfortable and safe,” Slater highlighted.The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Second Lieutenant, who was elected to the helm of the GABA in January, noted that “the GABA will keep an ear to the ground and wait for a word on the country’s medical minds on when it will be best-suited to host the Andrew Ifill Knockout tournament, and other planned tournaments.”“Sportsmen and women, especially those involved in contact sports, are at high-risk of being contaminated and as such, GABA would like to issue a call to all involved in the sport of basketball locally, even if you play just for fun or to keep fit, to take the necessary precautions being advertised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), especially, to safeguard yourself and family,” said Slater.The Andrew Ifill Knockout tournament will celebrate the life of the late Andrew Ifill, a former national player who passed away last October at age 40.The tournament will be contested in the Open and Under-21 divisions, as Slater explained that the new GABA administration “has moved to exclude Second Division from our tenure to try and have more basketball played at the Open level, which would give more persons a chance to actually play the game. A lot of teams have a lot of players and sometimes these players don’t get to see court.”Eagles, Colts, Sonics, UG-A and UG-B will contest the U-21 category, while Guardians, Colts, UG-A, Vikings, Sonics, Pacesetters A and B, Eagles, Kobras and Ravens are down to play in the Open division.last_img read more

Hunt, Allen react to switched roles in quarterback battle

first_imgDrew Allen had heard it before. He spoke with Scott Shafer on Tuesday and his head coach told him to be ready.“That’s kind of what I’ve been hearing for five years,” Allen said, “so it’s nothing I’m not used to.” After seizing the starting job in training camp, Allen is a backup once again, just like he had been the last four seasons at Oklahoma. When Allen and new-starter Terrel Hunt spoke to media Tuesday night, Allen was terse with his answers while Hunt joked with the media and gave thorough responses. Hunt is the starter now. Allen is the backup. That’s the way it will be until Hunt loses the job or Allen wins it.“My confidence got boosted,” Hunt said, “and I feel like now I could show what I’ve actually been working on the whole time.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWearing loose black sweatpants, Hunt stood suavely in front of a hoard of media members. He said “all the cylinders were clicking” on Saturday and that his confidence is soaring.Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said Hunt’s ability to throw the deep ball has improved. Hunt has closed the gap in the one area Allen had him beat. When Shafer told Hunt he would start against Tulane, Hunt wasn’t too surprised. “I kind of felt it coming,” Hunt said. “I had a great big grin on my face.”He went home to his University Village apartment and called his aunt Valencia Hunt-Valencia. Hunt-Valencia congratulated him on the accomplishment, but Hunt said she “didn’t really cheer” when she heard the news.They both knew it was coming all along. After his scintillating 15-for-18, 265-yard, three-touchdown performance against Wagner, Hunt was sure he would get the nod. “It was going to happen sometime,” Hunt said. “It was just a matter of time.”Twenty minutes earlier, though, the man on the other side of the shifted spectrum held a partially-full, blue Gatorade bottle and stared blank-faced at an even bigger crowd of reporters. He wore orange and white Nike cleats and still sported his practice pants.When a reporter asked him about the “developments that have gone on this week,” Allen initially dodged the question.“Going on this week?” Allen said, straight-faced. “What do you mean?” “Terrel’s going to start on Saturday,” the reporter said. “What are your thoughts?”Allen responded the same way he has for four years, standing in the shadow of a better-performing quarterback.Said Allen: “I’ll be ready to go.” Comments Published on September 18, 2013 at 1:08 am Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Quarterback Sam Darnold declares for NFL Draft, leaving USC early

first_imgBrian Chin | Daily TrojanAfter a disappointing Cotton Bowl loss, one pressing question was left in the minds of Trojan fans: What will happen to Sam Darnold? On Wednesday at 4:16 p.m., the USC redshirt sophomore quarterback posted a video on Instagram stating his intention to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. “After talking to my immediate family, very close friends, and many people who have helped me throughout my life, I have made the decisionto declare for the NFL Draft,” he said.In his video, Darnold said he is thankful for the coaches and mentors who have helped him better his life both off and on the field. “The people who have been involved in making me the man I am today have prepared me for the life and decisions that I have to make in the future,” he said.Through that mentorship, Darnold has proven himself as one of the elite quarterbacks that the NCAA has to offer. After taking over as the Trojans’ starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 2016 season, Darnold tallied 3,086 yards, 31 touchdowns and a Rose Bowl victory. The following season, he recorded 4,143 yards and 26 touchdowns but couldn’t mark his second bowl game win. Darnold’s declaration may urge other Trojans to forgo another season in cardinal and gold and opt into the NFL Draft. Players that will potentially follow in Darnold’s footsteps include junior running back Ronald Jones II, junior linebacker Cam Smith, among others.The USC quarterback’s Instagram announcement was posted just minutes after a Twitter announcement from crosstown rival QB Josh Rosen. With at least two of the NCAA’s best quarterbacks entering the 2018 NFL Draft, the professional teams in need will have a plethora of quarterbacks to choose from.last_img read more

USC propelled to victory by 8th inning home run

first_imgThe Trojans took down the Loyola Marymount Lions 3-2 as junior shortstop Chase Bushor hit a go-ahead solo shot late in the eighth inning.Junior infielder Brandon Perez scores a run against LMU on Tuesday. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanThe Trojans entered their game against the Lions with confidence after sweeping the Villanova Wildcats over the weekend to extend their winning streak to six victories in a row. On the other hand, the Lions’ season has gone quite differently as they came into this game with a record of 1-6. However, despite their record, the Lions have kept all of their games close this season.The Trojans got off to an early lead in the first inning. Junior second baseman Brandon Perez got the inning started as he hit a double into center field with two outs, and junior first baseman Dillon Paulson soon followed that with a single to drive home Perez. The Trojans only managed to score one run in that inning, but the hitting did not stop there. In the second inning, the Trojans had two runners on first and third with junior left fielder Lars Nootbaar up to bat with two outs. Nootbaar, who leads the NCAA in walks and walks per game, hit a hard ground ball into second, and the second baseman made a great diving play to get Nootbaar out at first and save a run. In the third, the Trojans also left runners in scoring positions, however, but also unable to put runs on the board.Meanwhile, the Lions couldn’t get their bats going in the first two innings as senior pitcher Mason Perryman looked comfortable on the mound through the first two. However, in the third inning, Perryman walked right fielder Kenny Oyama who then stole second to get himself into scoring position. Afterward, infielder Nick Sogard hit a single into right-center field allowing Oyama to score. Sogard then stole second with two outs to get himself into scoring positions, but Perryman then struck out infielder Niko Decolati as the inning ended with one run apiece. Throughout the game the Lions looked for every opportunity they had to steal a base and get runners into scoring positions.Head coach Dan Hubbs soon made a pitching change, bringing on freshman pitcher Brian Gursky in the fourth inning. He managed to get the next three batters out with relative ease, keeping the Lions at one run through four innings of play.The Trojans great defensive play helped them get out of a tough fifth inning. With two runners on first and second and one out, a ball was hit to shortstop Bushor, who was able to make a play at second. Then Perez was unable to turn his throw to first into a double play, however, the Lions took an aggressive baser unning approach, sending their runner on third home, and first baseman Dillon Paulson made the throw to home to get the runner out and save a run. Prior to this game, the Trojans actually led the nation in fielding percentage, .996, with only one error allowed in their first seven games. USC then followed that great defensive inning with some strong offense, drawing a couple of walks, and eventually ended up scoring a run courtesy of redshirt junior infielder Angelo Armenta’s  sacrifice fly into deep center field with bases loaded, scoring Perez. That run gave them a 2-1 lead entering the sixth inning. In the top of seventh, the Lions were finally able to score with runners on base as first baseman Jamey Smart singled into left-center with runners on first and third right after coach Hubbs sent junior pitcher Brad Wegman to the mound. Eventually, the Trojans turned a double play to close the top of the seventh. The Trojans then were unable to capitalize with two runners in scoring positions as the score became 2-2 going into the eighth.The Trojans kept the Lions quiet in the top of the eighth and were able to capitalize with a big inning to take the lead. Bushor came up huge when he drove a ball deep into left field for a go-ahead home run to retake the lead 3-2 before going into the ninth.Sophomore pitcher Connor Lunn came into the game for the Trojans to close out the ninth inning. He looked impressive as he closed the game with three strikeouts in the ninth inning. The Trojans managed to win the nailbiter with the scoreline of 3-2 as their record improved to 7-1 on the season.“At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how we won, as long as we won,” Hubbs said. “I was proud of the guys. It’s not easy to win in Southern California on a Tuesday night. It’s just not. And you know everybody’s just kind of using guys that anybody they have available. So you don’t get to see a starter for six or seven innings necessarily so it’s not easy to get a hit.” The Trojans face a tough matchup in their weekend series as they face off against the fifth-best team in the country, the Arkansas Razorbacks, at Baum Stadium.last_img read more