Premium / M&A radar: Waiting for a PIL deal, Santa comes early for CMA CGM, Hapag & Zim

first_img Forgotten your password? Please click here By Alessandro Pasetti 15/10/2020 New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Reset Please Login Password* Email* LOGIN Premium subscriber LOGIN It’s not an epic fantasy trilogy but reality now, as two carriers’ celebrations that started last week enlarged to include a new cheerful member, Israel’s Zim, switching to full binge mode in the past 48 hours.Now read this (emphasis in bold added):“CMA CGM is taking advantage of strong shipping markets to sell €525m of new bonds to replace existing bond debt which falls due on 15 January next year. The new targeted senior unsecured bonds will mature in 2026, with the … << Go back Reset Your Password Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premiumlast_img read more

Training Course: Value the Difference

first_imgTraining Course: Value the Difference June 3, 2010 Published by Site Default Danubius Young Scientist Award for Young Scientists Reddit THE “DOC NOMADS” JOINT MASTER DEGREE IN DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTING Dear Sir or Madam,I would like to ask you if this training is a part of Youth in Action, or it is just open for people involved in Youth in Action. My point is that I am participating now in action 2, and if the training is organized from Youth in Action program I can’t participate.Kind regards,Mariela +1 ← Scouting – a philosophy of life Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet By Mariela says: One thought on “Training Course: Value the Difference” LinkedIn 0 on June 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm Log in to Reply Share 0 12th – 17th October 2010, HungaryDeadline: 25/06/2010Value the Difference: Mediation is a training course organised by SALTO Cultural Diversity RC and Hungarian National Agency. The aim of the training course is to reflect, explore and learn more about the field of Cultural Diversity in European youth work, with a focus on youth work as mediation between communities.Eligibility* Youth leaders;* Youth workers;* national agencies staff as participants;* from all in YOUTH IN ACTION programme countries and SOUTH-EAST EUROPE.Objectives* To reflect critically about personal and cultural identity;* To gain a greater understanding of cultural diversity in different local and national realities;* To learn from cross community youth work, and raise awareness how that can lead to a more integrated society;* To better understand concepts which relate to the themes/topics of Cultural Diversity, such as stereotyping, prejudice, manipulation and limits of culture, structures and processes of immigration etc.;* To get inspired to carry out future international youth projects through YiA programme and other resource possibilities.Cost* The National Agency will cover the travel costs of their participants.* SALTO Cultural Diversity will cover the travel of participants from South East Europe.* The hosting Agency will be paying your accommodation and subsistence costs during the course.Application processTo apply the applicants need to create an online account and register directly through the SALTO-YOUTH online system.More detailed info FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship Programme 2021-22 Similar Stories Artists in Residency, Romania → Pocketlast_img read more

Tororo Solar Plant unveiled in east Uganda

first_imgGlobal independent power producer (IPP) Building Energy has unveiled the Tororo Solar Plant, located in eastern Uganda.According to the IPP, the Tororo 10MWp plant, with 16GWh of renewable energy generated annually, will cater for the energy requirements of 35,838 people and help reduce CO2 emissions by 7,200 tons.The renewable energy company claims that this solar power plant is among the largest in eastern Africa. Building Energy was also responsible for the development of the project, arranging the financing, as well as the construction and commissioning of the plant.The beginning of operations were celebrated on the occasion of the ribbon cutting ceremony in Tororo, in the presence of Matteo Brambilla, MD Africa and Middle East for Building Energy, and Attilio Pacifici, EU Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Uganda.Tororo Solar PlantThe solar park is being developed under the Global Energy Transfer Feed in Tariff (GET FiT), a dedicated support scheme for renewable energy projects managed by Germany’s KfW Development Bank in partnership with Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Agency (ERA) and funded by the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund, the governments of Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom.The company statement said the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund has provided funds through the GET FiT Solar Facility in the form of a top-up payment per kWh of delivered electricity over 20 years.This financing fills the gap between the generation costs and the feed-in tariff set by Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited through a Power Purchase Agreement.The overall $19.6 million construction investment at Tororo was financed by FMO, the Dutch development bank which, as the Mandated Lead Arranger, coordinated the provision of a $14.7 million term loan facility. Read more…50% of the funding was syndicated to the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, while the overall equity contribution of the shareholders was $4.9 million. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Homepage image: Stock Generation Finance and Policy BRICScenter_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Previous articleTanesco completes power line to supply electricity to tea factoryNext articleNigeria: senate advocates for separate energy minister Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

Texas leads in traffic deaths. Proposed laws could make roads safer.

first_imgBy Matt LargeyKUT News “I’ve been working on Texas transportation policy for 15 years,” said Jay Blazek Crossley, executive director of Farm & City, a nonprofit spearheading a road safety campaign called Vision Zero Texas. “I am stunned and confused about the progress we are making.”He said he’s hopeful the commission will adopt a zero-death goal at its meeting next month. One proposal that has moved along in the process at the Legislature would reduce the default speed limit on neighborhood roads in urban areas.“If you look at just kids who are walking and biking, more kids are hurt or killed on 30-mile-an-hour streets than any other type of street,” said Blazek Crossley.House Bill 1287, filed by state Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, would lower the speed limit on roads that otherwise don’t have marked speed limits from 30 miles per hour to 25.“This is about saving lives, but it’s also about saving money,” she said. Right now, if a neighborhood wants to lower the speed limit on a street to less than 30 miles per hour, the city needs to do a traffic study. Under this measure, the speed limit in neighborhoods where there are no speed limit signs would automatically be 25 miles per hour without a traffic study.The bill, which has bipartisan support, has made it out of committee. It’s still waiting to get on the agenda for debate and a vote in the full House of Representatives.Meanwhile, a law that would ban all use of handheld electronic devices while driving has gotten less support in the Legislature.TxDOT says more than 100,000 crashes involved distracted driving in 2017 — which killed 444 people and seriously injured 2,889 others.Senate Bill 43, filed by state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, would crack down on distracted driving by making state law look more like Austin’s hands-free driving ordinance. Right now, state law outlaws only texting while driving. You can still talk on the phone, fiddle with your GPS, browse the web or do whatever else you want to do — as long as you’re not using your phone to “read, write or send an electronic message.”Under SB 43, all uses of an electronic device while driving would be illegal (unless you’re using a hands-free device). Your vehicle would have to be stopped outside a travel lane for you to legally use your phone with your hands.But the proposal hasn’t even had a committee hearing in the Senate — the first step to getting passed. A statewide texting ban was passed only in 2017, so the Legislature’s appetite for beefing up the law may not be there quite yet.Another proposal would make a tweak in the state law that requires drivers to give pedestrians the right-of-way. Right now, the law simply says a driver must “yield” to a pedestrian in a crosswalk when there’s a walk sign or when there is no traffic light.House Bill 1289 would require drivers to “stop and yield” for pedestrians legally present in a crosswalk.“You have too many people who are just not respecting pedestrians — the right of a pedestrian to be in the crosswalk,” said Israel, who also proposed this bill. “Because you’re in a car doesn’t give you the right to close in on a pedestrian or hurry up a pedestrian with your car bumper. You have to stop and you have to yield.”There doesn’t appear to be open opposition to the proposal, but it remains stalled without a committee hearing.“Some things in the Legislature are a mystery,” Israel said.There’s been movement afoot in road safety circles for years now to get officials to stop using the word “accident” to refer to traffic crashes. The idea is that accidents are somehow inevitable — and that the word doesn’t hold anyone accountable for a crash.A New York-based safety group called Transportation Alternatives has a campaign for people to pledge not to use the “A-word.”The group describes it like this:“Before the labor movement, factory owners would say “it was an accident” when American workers were injured in unsafe conditions. Before the movement to combat drunk driving, intoxicated drivers would say “it was an accident” when they crashed their cars. Planes don’t have accidents. They crash. Cranes don’t have accidents. They collapse. And as a society, we expect answers and solutions. Traffic crashes are fixable problems, caused by dangerous streets and unsafe drivers. They are not accidents. Let’s stop using the word ‘accident’ today.”House Bill 4243 would change every instance of “accident” in the Texas Transportation Code to “crash.”So far, it hasn’t had a hearing.The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. texastribune.orgAt least one person has died on Texas roads every day since Nov. 7, 2000. Despite efforts to End the Streak, as the Texas Department of Transportation puts it, the state still leads the nation in traffic deaths.Fatalities did fall about 2% between 2016 and 2017, but more than 3,700 people died in 2017. Bills aimed at making a dent in traffic deaths have gotten mixed results at the Texas Legislature this year.There does seem to be some action on expanded road safety efforts at the Texas Transportation Commission.Last month, the commission heard a presentation from TxDOT’s director of engineering and safety operations that indicated the agency may be moving toward a goal of having no traffic fatalities in Texas by the year 2050. Austin adopted a so-called Vision Zero plan in 2016, with the goal of ending deaths and serious injuries on Austin’s roads by 2025. Other major cities have adopted similar plans, which aim to address the problem through better road design, better enforcement of existing laws and education programs.Washington state was the first to adopt a statewide goal of zero traffic deaths in 2000. Since then, more than half of states have set zero-death goals. But Texas has not.last_img read more

My Birthday Vows

first_imgIndependent / Nicole TietlerLast week, I wrote about the ways to naturally detoxify the body after binge drinking or eating, which many of us have likely participated in over several St. Patrick’s Day celebrations (I’m looking at you, Montauk) and through the winter weather. This week, I’m sharing my personal, upcoming project.As of Wednesday, I have entered into the final year of my 20s. A 365-day period I’ve been told is both freeing and gripping, as the numerical concept of youth slips away while social maturity sets in. Whether this is true or not, I’ll figure out for myself.In grasping this, a countdown to turning the big Three-0, I’ve decided to do a personal 29-day challenge. For 29 days beginning Thursday, the day after my birthday, through April 27, I have vowed to detoxify my life, mentally and physically. In doing so, I’ll be keeping photo records to show the difference in not only my body, but my face and state of mind — eyes are the windows to the soul, after all.I vow the following:• To give up all alcohol and fried foods• To consume red meat no more than twice a week; to eat five smaller meals each day and never skip breakfast• To cut out all sugar and artificial sweeteners in my coffee• To allow one dessert indulgence a week, otherwise sticking to dark chocolate• To practice mindful meditation for 10 minutes a day• To wake up to uplifting music every morning• To read for 20 minutes every night• To work out for a minimum of 30 minutes each day• To call someone I care for on the phone once a day• To do something that makes me truly happy each dayThe above are small ways to jump-start my own life in hopes to make a permanent change. By writing down these vows I can visualize the road ahead. In creating an end date, I create an achievable goal rather than an ambiguous, personalized standard.While I am doing this for myself, I hope it encourages my readers to write down vows of their own and take a step in the right direction, whatever that means to you. Every day is an opportunity to become a better version of yourself; it’s up to you to seize it.To keep up to date on my results make sure you follow me on social [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Remontada – Club coming for Manchester City – Renewed confidence they…

first_imgRemontada is the word of the day for Marca. It’s means comeback, and there’s renewed confidence that Real Madrid can travel to Manchester City, overcome the one goal difference, and knock Pep Guardiola’s club out of the Champions League.The front page of Tuesday’s edition of the Spanish newspaper shouts: ‘Why not believe in the comeback?’El Clasico has provided the ‘vitamin’ needed.Beating Barcelona 2-0 at the weekend has has lifted the clouds around Real Madrid and made Marca believe that knocking City out is a realistic prospect.To do so, it’s explained there needs to be a positive feeling around the club, and it would be assumed that suggestion also extends to the media. From doom and gloom, and dreading a defeat to Barcelona to add to the City woes, everything has changed.In hindsight, given that they won, there was no better weekend opponent for Real Madrid than Barcelona.So now March 17th is in sight, with Manchester City being eyed up for a Remontada which would in turn give Madrid even more of a boost going into the final months of their title campaign.Watch out Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHealthyFoodNetwork21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock Men  HealthyFoodNetworkUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndolast_img read more

Joseph in training squad for Leewards tournament

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – Test star Alzarri Joseph heads a 23-man training squad named by the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association for the upcoming Leeward Islands championship starting next month. The 21-year-old fast bowler is currently representing St Kitts and Nevis in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, which wraps up with the final on September 16 in Trinidad and Tobago.Joseph only returned to international cricket in June following a layoff to recover from a stress fracture of the back sustained on the tour of New Zealand last December.He subsequently played two One-Day Internationals against Bangladesh last month in Guyana with little success. A member of the title-winning West Indies Under-19 World Cup side two years ago, Joseph has gone on to play six Tests and 16 ODIs.He will be joined in the training squad by Windies A team star, Rahkeem Cornwall, who is also campaiging in the CPL for St Lucia Stars.SQUAD – Alzarri Joseph, Tyrone Williams Jr., Orlando Peters, Kofie James, Avier Christian, Karima Gore, Michael Dover, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kadeem Henry, Elroy Francis Jr., Javier Spencer, Stanny Simon, Kenny Sutton, Deran Benta, Taiem Tonge, Jamaual Fernandez, Damian Lowenfield, Shavon Moore, Orandel Boston, Cleton Payne, Uri Smith, Kenrick Scott, Nino Henry.last_img read more

Richardson wins monthly mug

first_imgThe Growling Swan Golf Society 3rd Alex Field (16) 35pts4th Sal Brizzi (4) 35ptsNear Pins: #2 Bill Steinman, #6 Tiziano Dal Pastro, #13 Bill Steinman, #17 Glenn Smith.Long Putts: #9 Patrick Poussier, #18 Tiziano Dal Pastro.Don Richardson (left) with Tom McMahon.Another perfect sultry day greeted us and with an easier than normal bus trip, we teed up off the yellow markers before scheduled time.  This was probably the first time that we have witnessed Treasure Hill a little on the dry side.  Still, it was at a very good price of 1,050 THB incl. g/f, caddie and cart and this course is definitely worth the journey.With a small field we played one flight only, with J.C Lhoste taking his first win at the Swan.  His 36 points (with 20 from the back 9) gave him the nod via the count back system over Mike Johns.  Another count back separated third and fourth, with Alex Field edging out Sal Brizzi. Monday, Feb. 20, Treasure Hill – Stableford1st JC Lhoste (28) 36pts2nd Mick Johns (16) 36pts Near Pins: #3 & #6 Stu Rifkin, #12 & #17 G ChoLong Putts: #9 G Cho, #18 Lawrence LeeAlan Sanders (left) with JC Lhoste.Two buses and some cars loaded with enthusiastic golfers headed to the Navy course, ready to test their mettle against the challenging North and West nines.  Pre-game comments were subdued, both enroute and in the locker room as minds were already focusing on their individual game plans.The four courses at this Navy facility (North, South and East and West nines) are challenging at the best of times, but with fair pricing, it is worth the time to take on.Mr. Martin Todd was the elected Captain for today’s stroke round, and he had the field play off the white tees with drop zones in play.The signature “Lighthouse” par three 3rd hole “drop zone”, behind the green, was utilized by three players in this scribe’s post.  With all electing to putt up the face of the green and take on the down slope to the pin on the other side, Steve Younger managed to salvage a bogey, Tom McMahon sent his ball over the green into the water on the other side, for his second wet ball on this hole, but taking the cake was Glenn Smith who sent another three balls into the depths to follow his wet tee shot.  Not to be outdone, one player had 16 on a par 3!One of the oldest players in the group today certainly kept his cool and used his mental stability to fall over the line ahead of the second placed player and way ahead of the rest of the field.  Senior golfer Don Richardson (H/cap 14) played smart golf to take out the February Monthly Mug award with 73 net.  He was closely followed by the French Connection, Patrick Poussier (26) with 74 nett and third spot was a count back between visitor G Cho (10) and, not seen playing for a few months, Stu Rifkin (16) who ended up with fourth position overall with net 78. Thursday, Feb. 23, Plutaluang – Monthly Mug/Stroke1st Don Richardson (16) net 732nd Patrick Poussier (26) net 743rd G Cho (10) net 784th Stu Rifkin (16) net 78last_img read more

Last drink before the final farewell

first_imgRetired newspaperman MICHAEL GIULIANO was moved to see a series of stories in the Gazette last month recounting the tragic…[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

Rebels Headrick sinks Leafs with overtime winner

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs know they can play with the best in the Murdoch Division.Now the players overcome the hurdle by registering a few wins.Nick Headrick scored a power play goal in overtime to spark the Rebels to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night in Castlegar.Headrick scored the marker with Nelson defenceman Aigne McGeady-Bruce in the penalty box for holding. The teams played through 40 minutes of scoreless time after Darren Medeiros and Levi Hulston exchanged first period goals.Castlegar held much of the territorial play out shooting Nelson 41-23.Patrick Ostermann, busy in the Nelson nets, took the loss for the visitors.Paul Broadbent registered the win in goal for the Rebels.Despite registering a single point, Nelson fell two points behind third place Grand Forks Border Bruins in Murdoch Division standings.Both Grand Forks and Nelson clinched a playoff berth after Spokane Braves suffered a 5-0 home ice loss to Fernie Friday. The loss was Spokane’s eighth straight setback.Nelson is idle until the Leafs host Castlegar Friday at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more