COSCO Shipping Holdings Raises USD 1.1 Bn

first_imgHong Kong-listed COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., flagship of China Ocean Shipping Company, has raised USD 1.1 billion (RMB  7.7 billion) from a private share offering. The net proceeds were lower from the initial plan under which COSCO Shipping Holdings was aiming to collect RMB 15 billion (USD 2.1 billion).The private share offering raised interest from nine private investors.After completion of the proposed non-public issuance of A shares, COSCO directly holds 4.5 billion of A shares and indirectly holds 87 million of H shares through Peaktrade Investments Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co. As such COSCO holds 4.6 billion shares in total, representing 37.89% of the enlarged total issued share capital in the company, and is the direct controlling shareholder.As informed earlier, the company plans to use to net proceeds to fund 20 boxships under construction, six of which would have a capacity of over 21,200 TEU.last_img read more

Burundi President skips EAC leaders meeting over political Crisis

first_imgLeaders of the five-nation East African Community (EAC) bloc are today expected to meet in Dar es Salaam on Monday to yet again try and resolve the political crisis in Burundi.At least 70 people have been killed in two months of protests there, sparked by president Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to stand for a third term.Burundi’s electoral commission is yet to release results from the recent,parliamentary elections, boycotted by the opposition and internationally condemned as not being credible.The Ministers/Cabinet Secretaries will be considering the Report of the working visit of the Ministers of EAC Partner States plus the Republic of South Africa to the Republic of Burundi, and the Report of the Joint International Facilitation Team comprising the EAC, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the African Union, and the United Nations.Meanwhile Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza, skipped the regional talks aimed at brokering a deal to end weeks of unrest in the country, choosing instead to campaign for his controversial third term.“President Pierre Nkurunziza will not attend the summit,” said spokesman Gervais Abahiro, adding that Foreign Minister Alain Aime-Nyamitwe would take his place.Mr Nkurunziza will instead lead his presidential campaign in Burundi’s central Mwaro and Gitega regions.he crisis in Burundi surrounds Mr Nkurunziza’s bid to stand for a third consecutive five-year term in office, a move branded by opponents as unconstitutional and a violation of a peace deal that brought an end to years of civil war in 2006.More than 70 people have been killed in more than two months of protests and a failed coup attempt, with almost 144,000 refugees fleeing into neighbouring nations.Parliamentary and local elections held last Monday were boycotted by the Opposition.The UN electoral observer mission said the polls took place “in a tense political crisis, and a climate of widespread fear and intimidation”. Parliamentary elections have just concluded in Burundilast_img read more

Special Olympics Dominica Wants More Athletes

first_imgSpecial Olympics Dominica hopes to recruit more athletes this year.Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year.Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic sports for children and adults with disabilities.Head of Special Olympics Dominica, Ainsworth Irish disclosed that the association is prepared to begin its recruitment drive.“We want to around the country in our three [districts], Kalinago Territory, Portsmouth and Roseau and recruit more volunteers and more people with challenges to get involved. This is a big thing internationally and our number of active athletes has dropped from 60 to 35.”He further relayed that training is scheduled to resume in preparation for upcoming games. “There should be a Caribbean game in Guadeloupe in 2021 and the world games in Germany will take place in 2023. We want to make sure we have a good athletic base and structure to participate,” Irish said.He assures, “The board will meet soon to look at the challenges and the prospects for the way forward.” 67 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet EntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews Special Olympics Dominica Wants More Athletes by: – January 6, 2020center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Loss piles pressure on Sunderland

first_img But Everton, who had earlier seen Steven Naismith pass up two glorious opportunities to fire his side ahead at the Stadium of Light, got there in the end to leapfrog Arsenal into the top four. The pre-match tribute to the Hillsborough victims was marred slightly as some spectators reacted angrily to others arriving late and not realising the period of silence had started. However, once the formalities were completed, a relatively even first half got under way with the combatants embarking upon the contest with widely differing aspirations. Everton arrived knowing a point would take them into fourth place with the Gunners in FA Cup action this weekend, while Sunderland knew anything other than a win would hammer another nail into their coffin. In the event, both sides headed for the dressing room content with aspects of their first-half performance, but knowing much more was required to secure the reward they craved. Black Cats boss Gus Poyet, who had holding midfielder Liam Bridcutt absent after his partner went into labour, opted to return to his tried and trusted 4-1-4-1 formation, this time with youngster Connor Wickham at its peak, and his side looked more compact as a result. However, Everton’s ball retention and fluid passing and movement ensured they were repeatedly stretched, with Leighton Baines and Deulofeu in particular causing problems in wide positions. Romelu Lukaku and Fabio Borini missed the target at either end in a lively opening, but the visitors should really have been ahead with 14 minutes played. Wes Brown’s own goal took Everton into the Champions League places as Sunderland’s relegation fears took a turn for the worse. Naismith spun superbly on to Baines’ cross to leave Brown for dead, but from just 12 yards out blazed his right-foot shot high over the crossbar. That was to become a theme of Everton’s first-half play, with Lukaku, Deulofeu and Baines all uncharacteristically wasteful in promising positions. Their profligacy might have been punished too had defender John Stones not rescued Baines 14 minutes before the break. The full-back left his back-pass to keeper Tim Howard woefully short and Borini nipped in round him, only to see Stones block his shot from a tight angle at the near-post. Deulofeu caused panic in the home defence with a determined run and inviting 51st-minute cross, but Mannone got down well to claim the ball before it could do any real damage, and Naismith stabbed a weak shot at the Italian after Seamus Coleman had recycled Deulofeu’s repelled cross five minutes later. However, Howard was relieved to see Borini’s effort deflected wide as Sunderland established a bridgehead from which Phil Bardsley had a header cleared by Baines and Wickham a shot blocked in the resulting goalmouth melee. But they might have gone ahead with 59 minutes gone when Ki Sung-yueng climbed above Naismith at the far post to meet Johnson’s cross, only to head wide of the upright. The Black Cats were almost punished twice within seconds when Deulofeu ghosted past Marcos Alonso on the right to send the ball across the face of goal, and Naismith failed to make the most of a mix-up between Mannone and Cattermole when he lifted the ball wide of the target, admittedly from distance. Substitute Ross Barkley forced a save from Mannone after stabbing Sylvain Distin’s cross towards goal with the visitors building momentum, although Alonso tested Howard from distance with the game opening up. Howard was almost embarrassed by another long-range strike by Ki, but it was his opposite number whose success ran out with 15 minutes remaining. Deulofeu once again skipped past Alonso and this time saw his cross cannon off the unfortunate Brown and into the net. The Black Cats showed genuine signs of getting themselves back into the game as time ran by with Ki twice and Wickham going close, but there was to be no lifeline. The former Manchester United defender unwittingly turned Gerard Deulofeu’s cross past goalkeeper Vito Mannone to claim his side’s sixth Barclays Premier League own goal of the season. It was tough on Sunderland, who gave as good as they got for long periods before slipping to a fifth successive league defeat and with just six games left in which to pull off an escape of increasingly epic proportions. Press Associationlast_img read more

BB&T Center employee test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgThe Florida Panthers is reporting that a part-time employee of the BB&T Center in Sunrise has tested positive for the coronavirus.The team was notified about the employee’s health status on March 15th and has been working to notify all other employees, teams, and organizations about the discovery:“After being informed of this confirmed case, the Florida Panthers reached out to all staff who may have come in close contact with this employee during their shift. Those individuals have been asked to observe all precautions and report any existing symptoms to the Broward Department of Health,” the news release stated. “The health and well-being of BB&T Center staff, employees, fans, touring event personnel and our team is of the upmost importance to the organization. We continue to direct our staff to work remotely and observe all recommended precautions.”According to the report, the staff member last worked at the arena on March 8th and has since been self-quarantined and is receiving medical care.The Panthers are also urging anyone who has recently been at the BB&T Center and is feeling ill to call the Broward County Health Department at 954-412-7300 to talk to a health professional and possibly schedule an appointment to get tested.last_img read more

Dr. Fauci, White House COVID-19 task officials testify on Capitol Hill

first_imgdrnadig/iStockBy JOHN PARKINSON and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, is set to testify on Capitol Hill Friday. His appearance comes amid mounting scrutiny into his strained relationship with President Donald Trump.Fauci, who last testified before Congress on June 30, will be joined during a hybrid in-person/remote hearing by two other leading officials from the White House Coronavirus Task Force: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s director, Dr. Robert Redfield, and the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, Adm. Brett Giroir.The hearing comes as the number of new COVID-19 cases keep appearing at a worrisome pace. Cases rose above 60,000 on Wednesday — the highest daily tally in more than two months — when more than 1,400 Americans died from the virus.Democrats say they intend to examine the “urgent need for a national comprehensive plan” to address the pandemic, according to a news release sent by the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which is chaired by House Majority Whip James Clyburn.With public support for his response to the pandemic sinking, Trump has recently worked to discredit Fauci, insisting he’s “made mistakes” throughout the crisis. Nevertheless, the president insists he gets along fine with Fauci and likes him personally.Following weeks of questions about their relationship, Fauci joined Trump Thursday at the American Red Cross headquarters — the first time they met in person since June 2 — for a roundtable to raise awareness of the importance of donating plasma.“Everybody is doing a good job. Everybody is working very hard,” Trump said.“When we talk about what is going on in this country and the challenge we’re facing, we often say that it is something where we are all in it together, and we all have to pull together,” Fauci said.The hearing will be the first since the CDC released new guidelines on schools. Earlier this month, the White House blocked Redfield from testifying in the House, with a senior administration official telling reporters on condition of anonymity: “We need our doctors focused on the pandemic response.”Since then, the CDC has revised its guidelines on schools, which prioritize the argument that kids should return to the classroom because of mental health needs and the reduced likelihood of getting seriously ill. It’s likely lawmakers will demand to know if Redfield was pressured politically to refocus the guidelines.Research shows kids are significantly less likely to get seriously ill from the novel coronavirus, although the risk isn’t zero and the concern is that they can infect others without ever exhibiting symptoms. And while there is some research that younger children could be less infectious than teens and adults, those findings are typically in countries with lower transmission rates than the U.S.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Wide receiver Cooper highlights Orange Class of 2013

first_img Published on February 7, 2013 at 12:40 am Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Shafer said he wanted to bring playmakers to the program. He found one in wide receiver Corey Cooper. rated the 6-foot, 185-pound wide receiver from Millbrook High School in Raleigh, N.C., a three-star recruit.“He’s a playmaking guy,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “He makes acrobatic plays across the board, both down the field on the outside and across the middle.”Moore, Syracuse’s wide receiver coach, said Cooper has the potential to be a great receiver. The Orange is losing starting wide receivers Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales, so Cooper could be given a starting role depending on how he performs in training camp.Moore said that while the potential’s there, Cooper still needs to mature.“You have to be careful about what you say about freshmen,” Moore said. “They still have to develop, they still have to come in and perform. But he has the ability to be an excellent football player. It’s going to be up to us to make sure we develop him and give him all the tools he needs to be successful.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Related Stories Signed and delivered: Scott Shafer unveils Class of 2013 on National Signing DayQuarterbacks Wilson, Kimble enter competition for starting role for SyracuseNew coaching staff works quickly to keep 2013 recruiting class mostly intactcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

2nd-half comeback brings No. 1 Syracuse best start in program history

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm Contact Liam: Emma Russell looked up and made eye contact with Roos Weers, who had the ball outside the circle. Cutting hard towards the net, Russell knew to anticipate a pass from Weers and stuck out her stick.The pass bounced hard off Russell’s stick and bolted upwards off the top of the cage for Syracuse’s first goal.“When you’re one-nil down, it’s tough. The first goal to get back into the game is really important,” Russell said. “We had chances and we knew it was coming, it was kind of the matter of the timing.”Russell’s goal helped ignite No. 1 Syracuse (15-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast) as it stormed back with four second-half goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit to beat No. 19 Princeton (7-5, 4-2 Ivy) Sunday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. While the aggressive Princeton defense proved hard to crack in the first half, the senior-day win marked the best start in program history.The Orange attack looked lackluster early. The team averages nearly 10 shots in the first half, but only managed three Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRussell highlighted the man-marking of the Princeton defense as a source of trouble, as Syracuse failed to possess ball in the circle often. While advancing up field, forwards consistently had balls poked away in the midfield or find their errant passes intercepted.During one of the few first half opportunities within the circle, Emma Lamison, who leads the team with earned corners, seemed to have generated a penalty corner for the team. But when the whistle blew with 21:35 on the clock, the penalty was on the Orange for stick obstruction and the opportunity was squandered.“In the first half we were really sluggish,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “Princeton did an outstanding job defensively against us and I think that they wanted something a little more than we did.”Weers couldn’t even remember the specifics of what head coach Ange Bradley said at halftime, but the team emerged from the locker room with poise. The team cleaned up its passing and after Russell’s goal, SU’s offensive jam broke loose with three more goals to bring the total to four scored in under 17 minutes.After Alma Fenne earned a penalty corner with about 19:30 on the clock, Syracuse generated four more penalty corner chances for itself in the second half by being more aggressive with advances up the field.Russell inserted the ball into Fenne on the stick stop before the ball moved to Lies Lagerweij. Lagerweij executed a nifty spin move to create space and passed off to Weers. Weers wound up and fired a hard back chop at the ball.She gave a hearty fist pump, celebrating her team’s first lead.“The energy was way better,” Weers said. “I think the moment when we started the second half, we knew it was going to be our game.”Princeton tied the game back at two with a quick shot that snuck under goalie Jess Jecko’s leg. The Orange didn’t let the score deflate the momentum it carried, and responded by immediately advancing the ball back into the offensive half with a charge from Laura Hurff.Hurff found a way to contribute on the scoreboard when she gave Syracuse the lead back with 13 minutes remaining. Liz Sack shot on net, Princeton’s goalie Anya Gersoff blocked it and Hurff gathered the rebound and shot herself.The ball rocketed towards the goal, hit hard off of Princeton’s Kate Ferrara and ricocheted in.“That?” Hurff said to some fans in the stands after being offered congratulations after the game. “That was all luck.”The team continued to press, looking for an insurance goal. After a Princeton penalty inside its own circle led to a stroke, senior midfielder Alyssa Manley stood alone in the circle facing a Tigers player one-on-one.Manley flicked the ball up at the right corner of the net and in to make it 4-2 Syracuse, finishing off the comeback.“We lost the first half,” Weers said. “The feeling was that we had to make it up …and we had to work harder to bring this win home.” Commentslast_img read more

Former champion crashes out at Australian Open

first_imgThere’s been a big shock in the third round of the Australian Open.Men’s second seed, and four-time winner Roger Federer has been beaten in four sets by Italy’s Andreas Seppi.The men’s sixth and seventh seeds are through to the fourth round – Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych were straight sets winners over Joao Sousa and Viktor Troicki. Women’s third seed Simona Halep is through to round 4 after she beat Betanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets.Seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard also reached round four with ease, beating Caroline Gacia 7-5, 6-0.last_img read more

Quadri on the Verge of History, Plays in Final Today

first_img“Quadri has really made Nigeria proud. Her performance in recent years has shown that she has the potential to become a top player at global level. The Nigeria Tennis Federation will continue to support and monitor her to actualise this dream,” NTF boss, Sani Ndanusa said.Before bagging the win over Eloundou, whose fellow US-based twin sister Manuella is also featuring in the tournament, Quadri dumped out Trisha Vinod of India 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinal while her Camerounian rival shocked top seed, Aesha Patel of USA 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.Now nearing the end of her one-year ITF scholarship in Morocco, the kid sensation has notched 13 consecutive singles win in the tournament where she is making her debut and a win against her European opponent will make her the first player ever in the history of the West/Central Africa 18 and Under Circuit to have a clean sweep of singles title and quite remarkably, she is yet to lose any set at the circuits.Quadri is also in the final of the doubles as she partnered Angel McLeod to beat Karine Job and Trisha Vinod. They now set up a rematch with Maxine Ng and Aisha Patel, who triumphed in their meeting in the semifinal last week.In the boy’s doubles, Christopher Itodo and Christopher Bulus are through to the semifinal where they will face Egyptians Eric Banoub and Mohamed Goma.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Barakat Quadri, on Tuesday continued her majestic form at the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa 18 and Under Circuit holding in Lome, Togo with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Linda Eloundou of Cameroun to move to the final of the point-earning tournament.The fourth-seeded Nigerian will today meet number two seed, Marion Karine Job of France, who defeated third seed, Maxine Ng of Singapore in the other semifinal.The fourth-seeded Quadri has been the stand out performer of the three-phase tournament featuring over 80 players from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America which was highlighted by her triumph last week in Lome in addition to her title-winning outing in Cotonou, Benin Republic where the three-leg circuit served off on September 6.last_img read more