Finance

first_imgBulgaria: On May 19 BDZ raised €30m through what Transport & Communications Minister Nikolai Vassilev described as the largest issue of corporate bonds in Bulgarian history. The proceeds will fund repairs to 3620 wagons.China: Asian Development Bank is providing a technical assistance grant of US$400000 for a review of the impact on the rail sector of China’s accession to the World Trade Organisation.France: UK venture capital firm 3i has purchased the 53·5% stake in Keolis previously held by BNP Paribas and Vivendi Universal. SNCF Participations retains a 43·5% share.RFF has fixed a ceiling of €13·7m for its contribution to new rail infrastructure supporting the Port 2000 expansion programme at Le Havre (RG 2.04 p82) and the associated electrification of the Motteville – Montérolier-Buchy route. These projects have been costed at €75m and €53m respectively.Germany: DVB Bank AG’s Land Transport Division provided €800m of loans in 2003, up 15·9% on 2002. Loans drawn including guarantees and indemnities totalled €724m. The year’s 14 new transactions amounted to €229m, and the division now has 70 clients.Serbia-Montenegro: ZTP Director General Milanko Sarancic announced in May that €130m is to be invested in reconstruction of track and rolling stock. So far €70 has been secured in loans from European banksZambia: RSZ has paid 4bn kwachas in fees to the government since taking over operation of the 1271 km network last December (RG 1.04 p16). RSZ is to invest US$14·7m in track improvements, US$5·7m in upgrading and refurbishing locomotives, and US$2·3m on other infrastructure work.last_img read more

Zambia plans to compel copper miners to account for gold

first_imgA truck travels to a depth of 516 metres below the surface to collect ore at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo A truck travels to a depth of 516 metres below the surface to collect ore at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File PhotoZambia plans to make copper mining companies account for the gold they produce as it seeks to boost revenue from its mineral resources, a senior ministry of mines official said on Thursday.Ministry of Mines Permanent Secretary Barnaby Mulenga told a news conference that Zambia, Africa’s second-largest copper producer, was missing out on a lot of revenue because only one large mine was declaring its gold output.First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mine, the only mine that has been declaring its gold production, produced 4,200 kg of gold last year.Mining accounts for more than 70 percent of Zambia’s foreign exchange earnings and other companies operating in the southern African nation include Barrick Gold Corp, Glencore and Vedanta Resources.Mulenga said Zambia’s target for gold production next year was 40,000 kg and that would come from primary and secondary sources, including artisanal and small-scale miners.Related 8 miners rescued from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine Plans to revamp Tanzania – Zambia railways underwaycenter_img Illegal gold miners invade Grace Mugabe’s farmlast_img read more

Your Voice: ‘Sister Kenny’ movie recalls the pain of polio

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) To the editor:Saw a great movie, “Sister Kenny”, at the Farmington Civic Theater recently, sponsored by the Farmington Rotary Club as part of their continuing effort to keep their local community aware of the status of polio eradication in the world. Yes, we are very close to winning this fight.Rotary International is correctly focused on eradicating Polio. However, as a Rotarian I received great pleasure in viewing this movie about the polio story before the EndPolioNow cause.It showed what the children in the world suffered through with this terrible disease. Maybe most Rotarians were aware, but the experiences in the movie gave me a much clearer picture of what they went through. All the more reason to work harder eliminating this disease.Many older Americans can recollect the polio epidemics of their youth, but since Polio has been eliminated in the US, have kind of put it in the very back of their mind. Farmington Rotary wants everyone to remember it, until we can finish the job we started to eradicate this disease.We continue to raise funds, and with our many partners in the world continue to vaccinate millions of children every year. Did you know that any donation to this cause is matched 2-1 by Bill Gates? Think of it. Donate $50, and it becomes $150 all thanks to Bill Gates. Make a Donation.The other part of the story is the struggle that Elizabeth Kenny went through trying to convince the medical establishment of the efficacy of the treatment methods she discovered while treating her first patients. Women today would find similar parallels to what women still go through to reach their goals. Sister Kenny would be a great inspiration for young women today.Phil AbrahamFarmington Rotary Club Reported bylast_img read more

END OF AN ERA: SPI bids farewell to Pinkerton, Evans

first_img Share RelatedPOWC considers recall petitionBY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island Property Owners Who Care (POWC) have a recall petition ready to be submitted to the City to recall Mayor Robert Pinkerton Jr., Mayor Pro Tem JoAnn Evans, Councilman Sam Listi and Councilwoman Alita Bagley. To read the rest of this story, please…May 1, 2014In “News”First Latino Blue Angel pilot highlights Island Veterans Day celebrationBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS This year, the city of South Padre Island scheduled a weekend-long Veterans Day celebration from Nov. 9 – 12, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  As part of the celebration, a luncheon was held Saturday at the South…November 16, 2018In “News”Still in the Saddle: Incumbents retain seats in SPI council electionBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Despite vigorous challenges from their opponents, Ken Medders, Jr. and Kerry Schwartz prevailed in the Tuesday, November 5, city council election, keeping their positions on the South Padre Island City Council for another term. The City of SPI released the unofficial tally Tuesday…November 7, 2019In “News” (Photos by Pamela Cody)South Padre Island Mayor Bob Pinkerton is seen with his granddaughters and daughter-in-law during a farewell recently event held for him and Councilwoman JoAnn Evans, who’s also seen with her husband.By PAMELA CODYSpecial to the PRESSA farewell reception for outgoing South Padre Island Mayor Robert Pinkerton and Councilperson JoAnn Evans was held at the Isla Grand Beach Resort on the Island last Wednesday, with family, friends, local first responders and members of the community gathering to celebrate the pair’s years of service to the city.Evans, arriving with her husband and looking relaxed and happy, had a frightening moment briefly before the festivities began; a short choking fit had attendees momentarily alarmed, but she recovered after a few minutes with a little assistance and some water.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Argos Fall in GSC Opener 4-3

first_imgArgos Fall in GSC Opener 4-3 Share Josh Tanski retired the first seven batters he saw (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img    ROME, Ga. – The West Florida baseball team gave up a three run lead to fall to Alabama-Huntsville 4-3 in game one at the Gulf South Conference tournament. With the loss the Argonauts fall to 32-16 on the year and are now one loss away from being eliminated from the GSC tournament.UWF wasted no time jumping on top of the Chargers 3-0 in the top of the first inning. Billy O’Connor (West Palm Beach, Fla./Broward College (Wellington & American Heritage HS) drove in the first run of the game on a ground ball through the right side of the infield scoring Andrew Rodriguez (Key West, Fla./Miami Dade College (Key West HS). Korey Domenick (Festus, Mo./Mineral Area (Festus HS) and Blake Barber (LaGrange, Ga./Shelton State CC (Troup HS) brought in the next two runs drawing bases loaded walks. Argonaut hurler Josh Tanski’s (Apopka, Fla./Pensacola State College (Lake Brantley) no hit bid was broken up in the bottom of the fifth inning on a single by Justin Riddle. He later came around to score the Chargers first run of the game on a RBI ground out, cutting into UWF’s lead 3-1. UAH struck again, 3-2, in the bottom of the seventh inning on a bases loaded RBI ground out by Justin Pearson.Bobby Parker (Tallahassee, Fla./Alabama Southern CC (Lawton Chiles HS) came on to pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning and gave up the lead, 4-3. UAH ripped back-to-back base hits to start the inning then a Riddle single to left center crossed two Charger runs. Jordan DeLorenzo (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) then came on to pitch and struck out back-to-back batters to get out of the inning. The Argos put runners on first and second in the ninth inning but left them stranded, falling to UAH 4-3.Tanksi got the start on the mound for UWF and tossed a gem. He retired seven straight batters to start the game and hurled seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out five. Parker followed on the mound and allowed two runs on three hits in 0.2 innings of work picking up the loss. UAH’s Johnny Shuttlesworth picked up the win in eight innings allowing three runs on four hits. Cody Barrett followed out of the pen and picked up the save with a shutout ninth inning. UWF will look to bounce back in game two at the GSC tournament as they face West Alabama Saturday May 5 at 10 a.m. ET. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Loncat Bebas dari Ketinggian 30 Meter, Penumpang Ini Dilarang Naik Kapal Pesiar Selamanya

first_imgLewat juru bicaranya, Royal Carribean menyebut aksi Naydev sebagai tindakan bodoh dan sangat berbahaya. “Atas tindakannya tersebut, kami melarang yang bersangkutan untuk berlayar bersama Royal Carribean selamanya,” ujar sang juru bicara.Naydev sendiri telah mengungkapkan penyesalannya, dan berharap aksinya tidak menginspirasi orang lain untuk mencobanya. Beberapa sumber menyebut bahwa Naydev memang dikenal sering melakukan lompatan dari ketinggian. Dia melompat dari ketinggian seperti itu sebelumnya, dan kami tidak benar-benar peduli tentang konsekuensi dari perusahaan pelayaran,” kata Konstantin Kryachun, teman yang memfilmkan lompatan itu. “Kami hanya ingin mendapatkan video dan membuatnya viral.”Symphony of the SeasBaca juga: Bosan Menunggu, Pria Ini Buka Pintu Darurat dan Niat Lompat dari Sayap Pesawat Ternyata dibalik tawa Naydev, diakui bahwa dirinya mengalami cedera saat melakukan loncatan, yaitu bagian leher dan tulang ekor mengalami rasa sakit hingga 3 hari. Sebagai catatan, kapal pesiar Symphony of the Seas punya ketinggian hingga 72,5 meter. Kapal dengan bobot 228 ribu ton ini punya panjang 361 meter dan mampu menampung 6.000 penumpang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMSC Meraviglia, Kapal Pesiar Terbesar dari Mediterranean Shipping Cruises14/06/2017In “Destinasi”Berdiri di Tepi Luar Balkon Kapal Pesiar, Wanita ini Dilarang Naik Kapal Pesiar Selamanya20/10/2019In “Destinasi Laut”Kenapa Kapal Pesiar Bisa Tahan Terjangan Badai? Ternyata Jawabannya Sangat Sederhana!15/10/2017In “Destinasi Laut” Namun aksi Naydev yang berlangsung dalam hitungan detik itu menjadi viral, lantaran rekannya merekam proses loncatannya dan mengunggahnya ke Instagram. Dalam waktu singkat, video lompatan Naydev telah dilihat 350 ribu kali di Instagram. Meski dalam video terlihat penuh canda dan tawa, namun lain halnya dengan pihak Royal Caribbean. Pihak operator kapal pesiar justru mengecam aksi nekad tersebut. Meski tak ditangkap, Naydev disebut-sebut telah dilaporkan ke pihak kepolisian. Nick Naydev (foto: istimewa) “Symphony of the Seas” sampai saat ini masih dinobatkan sebagai kapal pesiar terbesar dan termegah di dunia. Namun, belum lama ini, kapal berbendara Bahama yang dioperasikan Royal Caribbean International ini menjadi ramai diberitakan di seantoro dunia, bukan terkait layanannya yang super mewah, melainkan karena aksi nekad seorang penumpang yang terjun ke laut dari deck dengan ketinggian 30 meter.Baca juga: Pramugari Emirates Lompat dari Pesawat, Akhirnya Tewas Sehari Setelah Jalani Perawatan Aksi bak stuntmant ini dilakoni pria warga negara Amerika Serikat, Nick Naydev (27 tahun). Dikutip dari independent.co.uk (18/1/2019), Naydev melakukan atraksinya dalam kondisi sadar. “Saya melakukannya dalam keriaan bersama kawan-kawan,” ujar Naydev. Menurutnya, setelah terjun Ia akan melanjutkan berenang menuju pantai untuk menikmati liburannya di Nassau, Bahama.last_img read more

Senquez Golson discusses Rebels’ defensive prowess vs. Tennessee

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:653cbf1351fa93c971d066fe Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-298616-3847369679001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Ole Miss senior cornerback Senquez Golson reflects on the Rebels’ defensive performances vs. Tennessee and his seven interceptions on the season. (Video by Courtney Cronin/The Clarion-Ledger). Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Ole Miss routed in Peach Bowl, loses star LT Tunsil

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:aafed2031017f0f92f625ab7 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-45551-3967449986001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.ATLANTA — Humbling. Shocking. Truly disappointing.Use whatever terms you would like to describe Ole Miss’ final game of the 2014 season, a 42-3 loss to No. 6 TCU (12-1) in the Peach Bowl on Wednesday afternoon.It was the worst bowl loss in the history of No. 9 Ole Miss (9-4). The previous worst was the 1991 Gator Bowl, which the Rebels lost 35-3 to Michigan.Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace finished his final collegiate game 10-of-23 for 109 yards and four total turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble). He was missing his top two receivers (injured stars Laquon Treadwell, Vince Sanders) and had little time in the pocket, but Wallace consistently underthrew his targets.On the second play of its first offensive series, TCU threw a wide receiver screen that turned into a trick play: running back Aaron Green ran straight up the seam and past linebacker Keith Lewis, and receiver Kolby Listenbee lofted the ball into the endzone for the touchdown.TCU made it 14-0 not even nine minutes into the game, finishing off a 15-play, 78-yard drive with a 15-yard Green run.TCU did not stop there, adding a touchdown through the air to make it 21-0. Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace unwisely tried to avoid a safety by throwing a pass that was intercepted in the endzone to make it 28-0 at halftime.Things somehow got even worse for Ole Miss: Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, the only consistently effective lineman for Ole Miss in the first half, broke his leg with 27 seconds remaining when a TCU player and Wallace fell on his right leg. An air cast was put on Tunsil on the field, and he was carried off on the back of a cart.Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil breaks leg in Peach BowlThe Horned Frogs scored two more times in the third quarter: quarterback Trevone Boykin threw touchdown passes to Listenbee and Josh Doctson.Boykin threw for three interceptions himself and the Horned Frogs also had a fumble, but it hardly mattered to the final outcome.All-American cornerback Senquez Golson had the third interception, tying a school record with his 10th pick of the season.last_img read more

Parish wins by six at Khao Kheow

first_imgSo in the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Brian Parish with 39 points ahead of a count back on 33 points that saw Landis Brooks in second, Mark West in third and Mashi just missing out.Tuesday winners Brian Parish & Carole Kubicki with one of Bert’s staff.In the B Flight the winner was Carole Kubicki with 37 points ahead of a count back on 36 points that saw Derek Brook in second and Andre Van Dyk in third.  Just think, if it had been next week I would have won.  Yes, age has caught up and I have slipped into the group of players with character, grey hair and paunches.  Woe is me.Rubbish over, let’s get to the really interesting things.  It was really hot out there, the course was in good condition and we had a good round playing the B & C Nines.  That’s about all for the course, except they are sanding the A Nine, as we have played it before.  Oh by the way, it is a really good course here with a friendly staff.I won’t go on about the traffic on the way back , that is normal, but I must say on the way back, living on Beach Road, I was reminded of the ongoing ‘Saga of Beach Road’ and the number of times I have seen major disruption there.  Dig it up, fix it, wait a while and dig it up again.  Then block up the town for a sing song or party or such for days.  Over the years it has proved better comedy than a TV programme.Friday winners Bill McGarvie & Mick Coghlan.Now they are building a third lane I am advised, when all they really need to do is stop anyone parking on the road and they have three lanes.  Change direction from Pattaya Klang to Pattaya Nua and all the busses can stop and let the passengers off, so no sheep on the road and a shepherd not deeded.Well I feel better now and next week normal service will be resumed.Near Pins:  Brian Parish (2), Landis Brooks, Mark WestFriday, April 5,The Emerald – StablefordAnother regular on the schedule, we usually nip down here once in a month.  No problems here except when we finish it is usually very difficult to get all the players back to Bert’s in time for the results.  Wonder where they get to?  Indeed, we have our groups who usually join us for the day out.On this day we had a good turnout and were soon at the course.  We could have got away a bit sooner than we did as the starter tried to get us away, however we did mislay one of the buses, still we did get away a bit early and made good speed.The course was in good condition, but we had the normal hot weather albeit with a nice wind to cool us down.Round over it was back to Bert’s for the results.  In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Bill McGarvie with 38 points ahead of a count back on 37 points that saw Landis Brooks in second and Mark West in third.In the B Flight the winner was Mick Coghlan with 36 points on count back over Andre Van Dyk in second.  In third was Graham Buckingham with 35 points.  T.T.F.N.Near Pins:  Brian Gabe (2), Max Scott, Andre Van Dyk. PSC golf from Tropical Bert’sTuesday, March 2, Khao Kheow – StablefordIt is always a bit boring reading these write-ups when all you really want is to know who won, or the last page, so for a change we will give the results first and then go into all the boring stuff later on.  After all, the winners only read it when they win, so for a change it will be nice to get it over with, especially as Carole Kubicki is on her way home soon and we will all then be able to win. last_img read more

Passengers to be reimbursed after V/Line signal fault

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie Gippsland passengers will be reimbursed for travel on Thursday afternoon and Friday after a construction contractor accidentally…[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