Smooth gear change for Kontor’s Townsend

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Tschudi delivers first half of Hising Bridge

first_imgThe finished bridge will be 350 m long and will consist of 42 separate elements – 22 of which have now arrived in the Swedish city.The components were loaded onto the Symphony Spirit in Bilbao, using the vessel’s two cranes in a tandem lift. The heaviest item weighed 149 tonnes and the total weight of the shipment was 1,774 tonnes. The journey from Spain to Sweden took five days.Tschudi Logistics Denmark was responsible for finding and chartering a suitable vessel for the job; designing the transport scope; loading and discharging the oversized elements; and lashing and securing of the cargo.Tschudi Logistics Sweden (located in central Gothenburg) oversaw the unloading process, again using the Symphony Spirit’s cranes.Thomas Vestergaard, chief commercial officer at Tschudi Logistics Group, said: “We started our preparations as early as 2015 and it is a delight to see how all of our hard work is coming together in a smooth operation. To ensure optimal handling of cargo, we were present on site, both in Bilbao for loading and here in Gothenburg for discharge.”tschudilogistics.comlast_img read more


Control centre opens

first_imgISRAEL: All ISR trains are now controlled and monitored from a single site following the completion of the National Centre of Control & Management in December.Formally opened on January 20, the Masua facility in Haifa replaces 10 regional signalling centres, and will enable more effective management of the network. General Manager Yitzhak Harel described Masua as ‘a significant step from the operational, safety and service aspect’ which would improve performance and the ability to handle growing traffic. ISR currently operates around 340 passenger and 160 freight trains a day.last_img read more


DeSean Jackson tenders apology for anti-Semitic remarks, “It is a promise to do better”

first_img COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 8th July, 2020 16:45 IST DeSean Jackson Tenders Apology For Anti-Semitic Remarks, “It Is A Promise To Do Better” The DeSean Jackson apology was issued twice after the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver stirred controversy after his anti-Semitic posts on social media. SUBSCRIBE TO US pic.twitter.com/K9g1LANatg— Desean Jackson (@DeSeanJackson10) July 7, 2020 First Published: 8th July, 2020 16:45 IST Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson issued an apology for his insensitive remarks about the Jewish community and “promised to be better.” The wide receiver got embroiled in a controversy after he posted an anti-Semitic message on social media. DeSean Jackson posted a quote that he attributed to Adolf Hitler while in another post, Jackson expressed his admiration for Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. Also Read | Eagles Acquire Wide Receiver Marquise Goodwin From 49ersDeSean Jackson Jewish comments, what is Anti Semitism?Anti-Semitism is the hostile behaviour towards Jews and the belief that the Jewish community is inferior to other communities. Such notions may also include prejudiced views about Jews. On Saturday, DeSean Jackson posted a quote to his Instagram handle, attributed to Hitler that read white Jews “will blackmail America. (They) will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were.” He then shared a couple of posts on Instagram expressing his admiration for Louis Farrakhan, who has also been identified as an anti-Semitic by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. While the posts have been now deleted, the NFL player grabbed the attention of the league, the Eagles and the fans for his controversial remarks. The NFL released a statement on Tuesday calling DeSean Jackson’s posts “highly inappropriate, offensive and divisive.” The league also said Jackson’s views don’t fit well with NFL’s values of “respect, equality and inclusion.” The controversy comes at a time when the NFL is trying to rectify its past mistakes with dealing with racism within the league.Also Read | Reigning World Series Champions Nationals Resume Training Despite Positive Coronavirus CasesPhiladelphia Eagles released a statement this week where the team stated they have spoken to the player about his offensive posts and will be taking appropriate action soon. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie as well GM Howie Roseman are Jewish. According to ESPN, DeSean Jackson has apologised to the team and is willing to educate himself and also work with the Jewish community. The report also states that Jackson’s representatives have contacted Chabad Young Philly in order to discuss ways for the wide receiver to work with the organisation. Also Read | Upcoming MLB Free Agents Have Fewer Games To ImpressDeSean Jackson apologyThe first DeSean Jackson apology came through his Instagram handle where the wide receiver said he did not realise what the passage – that was attributed to Hitler – was saying. Jackson apologised in a video message. center_img FOLLOW US Written By DeSean Jackson apology statement The second DeSean Jackson apology came when the Eagles star issued a statement via social media after his meeting with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. “I want to apologise to the Jewish community, Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, the Eagles organization and our fans for the insensitive and ill-informed posts that I shared on my social media,” DeSean Jackson wrote in his statement. “My intention was to uplift, unite and encourage our culture with positivity and light. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I unintentionally hurt the Jewish community in the process and for that I am sorry!””This apology is more than just words – it is a promise to do better. I will fully educate myself and work with local and national organizations to be more informed and make a difference in our community. I will consider my words and actions going forward. I will seek out voices from other communities and listen to their words, thoughts and beliefs. In a time of division, I am committed to doing my part in making this world a better place for our children.” WATCH US LIVE Sujay Chakraborty Also Read | DeSean Jackson apology: Carson Wentz Embracing Eagles’ Decision To Draft Jalen Hurts(Image Credits: AP, DeSean Jackson Twitter Handle) last_img read more


Talents, Glamour and Cultural Diversity on display as Female Open Karate Championship Winds Down

first_imgThe Zainab Saleh International Female Open Karate Championship was brought to a climax today as the Karatekas and their coaches continued from where they stopped yesterday with lots of fascinating display of Karate skills and cultural diversity.Similar to yesterday’s event, the kata junior and senior Karatekas kicked off the day as the finalists  showed several combative and acrobatic pattern of movements in a bid to impress the judges.When it was time for the Kumite event however, the coaches were seen barking instructions to their athletes in diverse languages.Igbo, Yoruba, Gun, Edo and French languages could be heard from different sections of the hall as the Karatekas began their fights.Fans were not left out as they chanted different local songs in support of their favourite Karatekas and teams.Cultural dance and music by Africa Image – a cultural dance group – also added gloss to the event.At the end of the event, Oghali Elizabeth (Delta state), Kohounme Eugedielle (Republic of Benin) and Sodipo Fatimah (Ogun state) won gold in the +54kg, -54kg and -47 Kumite categories respectively while Emmanuella Mmadubugwu (Anambra state) won the Under14, +47kg Kumite categoryAt the Kata event, Khotonou Marie Pascale won gold in the Cadet Brown-Belt category, Okoroji Nnmesoma won the Cadet White & Orange Belt category, while Mmadubugwu Emmanualla won the under-14 White & Orange-Belt.RelatedDrama, Novelty As 6th Edition of Zainab Saleh International Female Open Karate Championship ClimaxesNovember 24, 2019In “Karate”Female Karate Championship Kicks Off Amid Controversy And ExcitementOctober 26, 2018In “Events”Africa Karate Referees Chief Upbeat About Future Of Sport In Nigeria (AUDIO)November 26, 2019In “Karate”last_img read more


The Latest: Possibly tainted eggs found in more countries

first_img In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 an egg is being extracted with a pipette in a laboratory of the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office in Krefeld, Germany. Dutch investigators detained two men Thursday who are suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several European countries. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest on an investigation of eggs tainted with an illegal pesticide in Europe (all times local):4:30 p.m.Reports of possibly tainted eggs linked to the pesticide scandal in the Netherlands and Belgium are cropping up in several countries.Luxembourg’s government has said that it received eggs from a Belgian producer whose eggs were found to contain Fipronil. Some eggs were sent back, while others were used in minced meat and luncheon meat. The remaining minced meat has been destroyed. In Denmark, 40 eggs from a farm affected by Fipronil have been found at a baker, Nikolai Kuhn Hove of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration told Denmark’s TV2 channel. The eggs were seized Wednesday and the state agency said it would continue to monitor the situation.Britain’s food safety watchdog says far more eggs from affected farms have been imported than previously thought.Dutch authorities arrested two men Thursday on suspicion of involvement in the illegal use of the pesticide Fipronil in poultry farms.3:30 p.m.British food safety authorities say far more eggs possibly tainted with the pesticide Fipronil have been imported to the United Kingdom from elsewhere in Europe than previously thought. But they say the number is a tiny fraction of the eggs consumed each year in the country.The Food Standards Agency says it’s likely that the number of eggs that have come to the UK is closer to 700,000 than the 21,000 officials previously believed had been imported.The agency has issued a list of recalled processed foods including sandwiches and salads in which the eggs were found, but added that many eggs were mixed with other eggs from unaffected farms, so any Fipronil residues would be diluted.The agency says that 85 percent of eggs eaten in the United Kingdom are laid there and “we have no evidence that eggs laid in the UK are contaminated or that Fipronil has been used inappropriately in the UK.”Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe but no illnesses have been reported.2:45 p.m.Dutch investigators have detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several countries.Dutch prosecutors said in a statement Thursday that the two men detained during a series of raids are directors of a company that allegedly used Fipronil in egg farms.Though no illnesses have been reported, prosecutors said there is evidence that public health has been threatened by “the delivery or application of the biocide Fipronil in poultry houses in the egg sector.”The raids in the Netherlands were carried out as part of a joint action with Belgian authorities.Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves in Germany as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.3 p.m.Dutch and Belgian authorities are carrying out raids as part of a criminal investigation into the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms.Marieke van der Molen of the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office says investigators from the country’s food safety watchdog are conducting the raids in the Netherlands. She did not provide details on which companies or individuals were targeted.Van der Molen says the Dutch raids on Thursday are part of a joint action with Belgian authorities.Dozens of producers in the two countries are being investigated for eggs containing Fipronil, which is potentially dangerous. However, no cases have been reported of people falling sick.As a result of the scandal, millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves in Germany as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.center_img In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 Eggs are kept fresh in an egg-box in a laboratory of the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office in Krefeld, Germany. Dutch investigators detained two men Thursday who are suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several European countries. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)last_img read more