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La Spezia Container Terminal Sets Record Throughput

first_imgItaly’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT), a container handling facility operated by Contship Italia Group, informed it has recorded its best ever container throughput result during the first four months of 2017.Total throughput at the terminal was more than 276,000 units from January 1 to April 30, 2017.This represents a rise of 15% in total container volumes compared to the corresponding four months of 2016 when the terminal’s throughput stood at 240,000 units, LSCT said.As informed, the increase in traffic reflected strong performances in the trades to and from the USA and Asia, as well as intra-Mediterranean services.“These strong throughput figures are highly encouraging for LSCT and demonstrate that the improvements we are making to help cargo flow through the logistics supply chain, that benefit Italian importers and exporters, are starting to pay off,” Peter Hill, Head of Commercial Operations at Contship Italia Group, commented.“Whilst it is too early to say if there will be a sustained upturn in the global economy, it is clear that our ‘Southern Gateway Alternative’ continues to gain traction. The formation of the new shipping alliances (from April 1) is also starting to work favorably for us,” he added.According to LSCT, all the main container alliances call La Spezia and offer improved transit-times to and from key ports in Asia.last_img read more

2012 Dominica Calypso Hall of Fame will celebrate the life of Urban Harrigan

first_imgAlex Bruno. Photo courtesy: Alex BrunoMedia-Communications Specialist and Coordinator of the Dominica Calypso “kaiso” Hall of Fame Alexander “Alex” Bruno says Urban Harrigan’s life will be celebrated and as a result enhance the awards ceremony.Urban Harrigan a seventy year old who was a veteran broadcaster, master of ceremonies, sports personality and community activist died last week Thursday at the Princess Margaret Hospital after battling with heart and lung related illness for a period of six years.The Dominica Calypso Hall of Fame announced earlier this month that Harrigan would receive a Hall of Fame Recognition Award along with Bernard “Rabbit” Alexander and Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier on the 9th of February, 2012 for their contribution towards the development and practice of calypso.Sadly, Harrigan passed on just about twenty one days before he could have been bestowed with this award. Bruno told an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News that although this is a very sorrowful occasion he believes that Harrigan’s death will give “new life” to intended purpose of the Kaiso Hall of Fame.Urban Harrigan. Photo courtesy Janice Roberts“I think people like Urban you really cannot mourn their loss you have to celebrate their life and that is what I personally will be doing, I will be celebrating the life of Mr. Harrigan and I believe his passing though sorrowful and sad will give new life to what the Kaiso Hall of Fame is intended to do; to bestow a particular honor on people for the work they’ve done and Mr. Harrigan is well deserving of the honor of having performed in a very interesting area of the arts in terms of entertainment, presentation, master of ceremonies.”Bruno also noted that he is saddened by the fact that he did not have the opportunity to document Harrigan’s life story.“In his time and even now there is no other person like Urban Harrigan and there will not be another so there will be a tremendous loss. It saddens me because I spoke with him officially to inform him of his induction or his honor and he was very elated, he was very happy and he told me that when I come down he will be more than happy to give me his entire story. I came down and one day after I miss him. So now his story is gone with him.”Meanwhile Bruno confirmed that the members of the Dominica Calypso Hall of Fame will attend Harrigan’s funeral to pay their last respects as well as document the funeral which will be reproduced at the Hall of Fame. Bruno says though Harrigan’s death has left a huge void for the 2012 Kaiso Hall of Fame, this will not dampen the proceeding but they will use his death as “life for the event”.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Tweet LocalNews 2012 Dominica Calypso Hall of Fame will celebrate the life of Urban Harrigan by: – January 23, 2012center_img 21 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Russia denies its nuclear plants are source of radiation leak

first_imgRadiation levels around the two powers stations “have remained unchanged in June,” a spokesperson for the state controlled nuclear power operator Rosenergoatom told Tass news agency. (BBC) RUSSIA has said a leak of nuclear material detected over Scandinavia did not come from one of its power plants. The Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant is operating normally, Russian officials said.GETTY IMAGES It said the material could indicate “damage to a fuel element.” But in a statement, Russia’s nuclear energy body said its two power stations in the north-west – the Leningrad NPP and the Kola NPP – were working normally and that no leaks had been reported. Nuclear safety watchdogs in Finland, Norway and Sweden said last week they had found higher-than-usual amounts of radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere. A Dutch public health body said that, after analyzing the data, it believed the material came “from the direction of western Russia.”last_img read more

Sacred Heart looks to extend streak vs St. Francis

first_imgSacred Heart looks to extend streak vs St. Francis SENIOR STUDS: St. Francis (Pa.)’s Keith Braxton, Isaiah Blackmon and Myles Thompson have collectively accounted for 57 percent of all Red Flash scoring this season, though that number has dropped to 43 percent over the last five games.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Pioneers have allowed just 65.1 points per game across 10 conference games, an improvement from the 75.2 per game they gave up in non-conference play.BRILLIANT BRAXTON: Braxton has connected on 32.9 percent of the 79 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 12 over the last three games. He’s also converted 79.8 percent of his free throws this season.PERFECT WHEN: The Pioneers are 5-0 when they record seven or more steals and 9-9 when they fall shy of that mark. The Red Flash are 6-0 when the team blocks at least four shots and 8-8 when they fall short of that total.STREAK SCORING: Sacred Heart has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 67 points while giving up 56.DID YOU KNOW: Sacred Heart has attempted the second-most free throws among all NEC teams. The Pioneers have averaged 20.3 foul shots per game this season, including 23.1 per game against conference foes. February 5, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSt. Francis (Pa.) (14-8, 7-4) vs. Sacred Heart (14-9, 7-3)William Pitt Center – West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Sacred Heart looks for its fifth straight conference win against St. Francis (Pa.). Sacred Heart’s last NEC loss came against the Robert Morris Colonials 67-55 on Jan. 20. St. Francis (Pa.) blew out Bryant by 20 at home in its last outing. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more