SA citrus boost for Maputo port

Posted On Dec 19 2019 by

first_img19 October 2004More South African citrus has been moving through the Mozambican port of Maputo, prompting the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) to revamp the harbour’s fruit terminal.“Three large reefer vessels can now berth in the harbour at the same time”, says port spokesperson Sonia Mota. “For the first time in 20 years, we can simultaneously load citrus onto two ships.”MPDC commercial director Dick Moore said direct road and rail access to the Maputo fruit terminal had been completely renewed and wharves upgraded, enabling faster and more efficient loading of ships with less damage to pallets.South Africa’s largest citrus-growing areas lie within 450km of Maputo, making the port closer than those in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.The MPDC was awarded the concession to run the Indian Ocean gateway 18 months ago, and immediately sought investment from South Africa’s Fresh Produce Terminals (FPT).FPT, part of South Africa’s largest fruit exporter, Capespan, holds a long-term lease at the Maputo fruit terminal.“When the final tally is in for this year’s South African citrus trade, we expect it to total approximately 90 000 pallets”, says FPT terminal director Paulo Franco.“That’s a significant increase and marks an important turn-around which has been achieved by an initiative involving the close co-operation of our company, the MPDC and the vital support of the region’s growers”, Franco said.MPDC chief executive Alec Don said the 2004 citrus season has been key to “getting Maputo back on the road to re-establishing its natural role as a significant export gateway for South African fruit.”The MPDC and FPT are currently studying the feasibility of phase two of the re-development strategy, which involves extensive modernisation and enlargement of the fruit terminal.The terminal’s outdated quayside cranes have already been scrapped in favour of the faster, more efficient use of ships’ cranes.The resurfacing of 300 metres of quayside apron has also allowed a new fleet of forklift trucks to work faster and more safely.The terminal’s cooling system has also been upgraded, as has the port’s security systems for all cargo facilities.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Evolution Ag Open House Feb. 10

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Evolution Ag, the Case IH dealership that recently opened its new location south of Delaware on US 42 announced its’ annual Open House and Customer Appreciation event for Wednesday, February 10th. The dealership is located 8 miles south of Delaware on US 42 near the Conklin Dairy Farm north of the US 33 interchange.Doug Loudenslager, Principal and General Manager said that current and future customers are invited to the dealership on February 10 to enjoy lunch as well discounts on parts, filters fluids and specials on products throughout the store.Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and features “World Renowned” Stiverson pork tenderloin sandwiches and homemade pies from  Carlyle’s in Richwood. Loudenslager also said that Dr. Chris Winslow will be speaking at 1:30 on the Lake Erie Watershed and the research being conducted for management of toxic algae blooms in the basin.Product specialists from Case IH and the other companies that Evolution Ag represents will be in attendance to answer questions and review new product offerings. In addition, new Dodge Ram trucks will be on display along with available test drives.Case IH and Dodge are sister companies and part of the Fiat Industrial group. Evolution Ag is the authorized Case IH dealer for Central Ohio including Delaware, Union, Morrow,  Marion and Franklin counties. The company also sells and services the Kioti, Kubota, Grasshopper, Gravely, and Stihl lines of lawn mowers and landscaping equipment.last_img read more

Despite 1-3 deficit, Fuel Masters not throwing in the towel just yet

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix may be up for a seemingly insurmountable climb down 3-1 against a mighty San Miguel Beer side, but the Fuel Masters are not waving the white flag just yet.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Terrence Romeo was the difference maker for San Miguel as he shot the lights out with 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from long range in the third quarter to finish with a game-high 20 points.“They need four wins to advance. It’s just 3-1 and there’s still a Game 5. We will not give it to them,” said Phoenix guard RJ Jazul.“They beat us by a big margin tonight but that’s just one game. You win by one point, you lose by 40 points, it’s all the same, it’s just one game.”The Fuel Masters fight for survival in Game 5 on Thursday night at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After all, teams have come back facing the same predicament and Phoenix believes it has what it takes to defy the odds.“We will not give up. I told them, if you have plans to go on a vacation, me, the last thing that I’m going to do is to give up. I won’t give up until the series is over,” said a determined Phoenix head coach Louie Alas after the highly-physical affair that saw two ejections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPhoenix bounced back in Game 3 after dropping the first two games of the Philippine Cup semifinals series but San Miguel responded in emphatic fashion with a 114-91 beatdown in Game 4 Tuesday night at Cuneta Astrodome.The Fuel Masters were eager to even the series but the Beermen burst their bubble in the third quarter where they extended an 11-point halftime lead to 26 heading into the final frame. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles UAAP volleyball: Ateneo nabs twice-to-beat after blanking of Adamson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoGenoa coach Prandelli wants more after defeating Atalanta

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Genoa coach Prandelli wants more after defeating Atalantaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa coach Cesare Prandelli is demanding more from his players after their 3-1 win over Atalanta.Atalanta had two players sent off on the day.Prandelli said, “We wanted the win, and I think I can say we deserved it,” said Prandelli, in an interview with Radio Rai. “We played against a strong team that has been working together for years.”It was an exhausting game in which we had to give a lot, but we did a good job in countering them. The lads did really well.”I sincerely hope we can build on this victory, because this group has the potential to do that.” last_img read more

20 days agoSavage can see Leicester boss Rodgers moving to Man Utd

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgSavage can see Leicester boss Rodgers moving to Man Utdby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United junior Robbie Savage can see Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers finding his way to Old Trafford.Savage wrote for the Mirror: “Brendan Rodgers is leading Leicester City back into the Champions League – and he is a future Manchester United manager.”Don’t get me wrong: When I say Rodgers is destined for high office at United, I am NOT saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be sacked.”I am not in favour of football’s hiring-and-firing culture, and Solskjaer deserves time.”But I’ve been so impressed by the job Rodgers has done since he took over at the King Power eight months ago that I’m convinced Leicester can finish in the top four.”The team he has built is so well-drilled, and so easy on the eye, that I would fancy them to beat Claudio Ranieri’s 5,000-1 title-winning miracles of 2016.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Colin Cowherd Explains Why He Thinks Ohio State Should Get In The Playoff Over Alabama

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgFS1's Colin Cowherd.FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd doesn’t think that Alabama belongs in the College Football Playoff field, and he’s making sure that everyone knows it. Instead, Cowherd believes that Ohio State, despite not having a chance to play for the Big Ten title this Saturday, deserves the spot. His main argument? Alabama’s strength of schedule is weak, and the Buckeyes have a better loss.Cowherd also seems to be upset with fans saying it’s “outrageous” that he has OSU in over Alabama. “Why is it outrageous to think Ohio State is No. 4 and Alabama is No. 5?’ – @ColinCowherd. #HerdHere— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 30, 2015“I’m giving you facts, you’re giving me fiction” – @ColinCowherd tells a caller why the SEC is living off reputation— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 1, 2015Ohio State needs help to actually get in the playoff, regardless of Cowherd’s opinion. It’s very likely that in 2015, we have a new national champion.last_img read more

Jamaica Remains on Course for Drawdown from IMF

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by


The Band Perry And Dierks Bentley To Perform At ACM Party For

Posted On Oct 16 2019 by

first_imgThe Academy of Country Music announces the addition of ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a 2-day outdoor music festival during The Week Vegas Goes Country leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS on April 7, 2013.The ACM Party for a Cause Festival features a line-up of performances by country’s top hit makers and some of this year’s ACM Award nominees, all in the name of raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities. Donations on behalf of Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and ACM Lifting Lives will be made to the charities represented during this celebratory weekend for fans.Friday’s line-up will be sponsored by Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America. In its second year, Outnumber Hunger is a program that helps fight hunger in local communities by helping Feeding America secure meals for its network of local food banks. Concert attendees will have the opportunity to help secure meals for Feeding America through special on-site activities. Saturday will be hosted by Kix Brooks and will include a presentation of charitable donations to the military-inspired non-profit organizations Wounded Warrior Project, Folds of Honor and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Education Programs.Scheduled to appear on Friday, April 5th is headliner The Band Perry, along with performers Greg Bates, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Scheduled for Saturday, April 6th is headliner Dierks Bentley, along with performers Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft. The full schedule for THE ACM EXPERIENCE and tickets for Party for a Cause, as well as room and ticket packages, are available here through The Orleans Hotel and Casino or by calling 800-675-3267.“Party for a Cause Festival is adding another layer to THE ACM EXPERIENCE for fans to celebrate country music, as well as learn more about these very deserving organizations. The Academy has a long history of supporting charitable causes, and we’re honored to be partnering with Big Machine Label Group and these talented artists for such a worthy endeavor,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of The Academy of Country Music.The festival is part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event including the free-to-the-public ACM EXPO, the ACM Party for a Cause Festival and much more, to be held April 5-April 7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The events will culminate in the already-announced ACM Fan Jam, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013.THE ACM EXPERIENCE will take place in conjunction with The Week Vegas Goes Country, that includes the main event, the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s top talent and the industry’s hottest emerging talent, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.For updates on The ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto, like them on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter at read more

Indigenous sexual abuse likely to dominate inquiry into murdered missing women

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA _ Sharon Acoose remembers being groped as a child by an uncle who paid her in pocket change for her trouble _ the earliest roots of a life scarred by sex work, drug use and jail time.“He would give me a quarter … or a nickel or a dime, whatever he had,” Acoose, 63, recalled during an interview with The Canadian Press.“You wouldn’t believe all the candies that I bought.”Despite the longest of odds, she managed to turn her life around, eventually becoming a professor of social work. Countless others who followed a similar trajectory are no longer alive to tell the tale.To this day, that same cycle is repeating itself with alarming frequency in Indigenous communities across Canada, a CP investigation has found.And with its insidious links to suicide, violence and mental health problems, the issue of child sexual abuse is poised to be a key theme in next year’s long-anticipated national inquiry into the tragic phenomenon of murdered and missing Indigenous women.Acoose was just three years old and living in Regina when it started _ three separate uncles, all of them now dead. The memory later manifested as emotional, spiritual and physical self-punishment, fuelled by the cocktail of drugs and alcohol she used to numb her pain.“That was just my destiny,” she said. “That’s exactly why I became what I became, because I grew up bitter, against men.”Indeed, experiences of sexual and physical abuse among Indigenous women and girls are so pervasive they are expected to overwhelm next year’s national inquiry, where commissioners will examine and report on the systemic causes of the violence.Hearings are expected to begin in early 2017 and will undoubtedly draw attention from around the globe, said chief commissioner Marion Buller.In May 2014, the RCMP documented 1,181 murdered and missing women between 1980 and 2012. A year later, it said 32 additional Aboriginal women had been murdered and 11 more had disappeared since it first reported on the issue.The force also cited an “unmistakable connection” between homicide and family violence.Aboriginal women are vulnerable precisely because they’re Aboriginal and women, said Dr. Yvonne Boyer, a Canada Research Chair at Manitoba’s Brandon University.Boyer co-authored a report on trafficking of Aboriginal women for the Public Safety Department in May 2014 that noted many of its participants suffered sexual abuse as a child, contributing to a pattern of exploitation that carried on into their adult years.“I see it as all being on a continuum,” she said in an interview.“You have children who are abused, you have young teenagers that are abused, they go through life, then it is just normalized behaviour … some of them, we just don’t hear their voices anymore because they’re gone.”The links between missing and murdered women and childhood sexual abuse are undeniable, added Wally Oppal, who led B.C.’s hearings on how authorities handled cases in the wake of the Robert Pickton investigation.Pickton _ one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers _ was convicted in 2007 of the murders of six women and charged in the deaths of 20 others. A number of them were Aboriginal.Oppal’s report found Aboriginal women experience higher levels of violence in terms of both incidence and severity and are disproportionately represented among the missing and murdered.“I still think of those women and what had happened to them … the abuses that had taken place and why they had left home,” he said.Indigenous women who have been incarcerated like Acoose commonly suffer from abuse and share similar vulnerable backgrounds with those who go murdered and missing, said Kim Pate _ longtime head of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and one of Canada’s newest senators.These women are at risk of being re-victimized. They find themselves over-policed yet underprotected from the violence and exploitation that enters all too often into their lives, she said.“If they end up on the street or in communities where they are being victimized, they’re often trying to figure out ways to survive that violence,” Pate said. “They’re trying to negotiate their lives.”Indigenous women are also more likely to be criminalized for fighting back, Pate added.While The Canadian Press has a policy of not identifying the victims of sexual assault, Acoose agreed to be identified in this story as part of her ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the issue.In her work at the First Nations University of Canada’s Saskatoon campus, she finds herself pondering a lingering question: why wasn’t there a national public inquiry 20 years ago?“I am so fortunate to be able to talk to people and tell my story,” Acoose said. “I should have been dead by the time I was 20.”[email protected]last_img read more

Chad Ochocinco Released From Jail After a Week

Posted On Sep 30 2019 by

A contrite Chad Ochocinco apologized for showing disrespect when he slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week, and the judge released him from jail after only a week instead of 30 days.Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh accepted  the former NFL star’s  apology and cut his 30-day jail term for a probation violation to the seven days he has already served since the rear-swatting incident.Johnson, a flamboyant wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, said in court that he’d had time to think about why his flippant attitude was wrong — especially in a domestic violence case.“I just wanted to apologize for disrespecting the court last time,” said Johnson, wearing a tan jail jumpsuit with his hands shackled at the waist. “I apologize. I did have time to reflect on the mistakes I made in this courtroom.”Johnson walked out of jail shortly after 4 p.m. and was met by his attorney, Adam Swickle, and sports agent Drew Rosenhaus. Johnson told reporters he was thankful to McHugh because she was the first person to get him to slow down and think about the path his life was taking.“No one has been able to do it, not even my parents,” he said. “I thank her. Everything she did was justified.”Asked if he hoped to latch on with an NFL team, Johnson said, “I just have to say my next move, my best move.”McHugh noted that in a previous hearing, Johnson had put his arm around a female prosecutor’s shoulders, prompting the prosecutor to tell him twice not to touch her. The judge also pointed out that when Johnson head-butted his then-wife, Evelyn Lozada of the reality TV show “Basketball Wives,” she suffered a 3-inch gash on her head that required eight stitches. The judge called those injuries horrific.McHugh also said Johnson failed to appreciate “the gift of probation” after pleading no contest to battery in the altercation last August with Lozada, which prompted her to quickly file for divorce. Johnson, 35, was in court because he had failed to meet with his probation officer for three consecutive months.“I find that’s an arrogant disregard for a court order,” the judge said.McHugh ordered Johnson to perform 25 hours of community service and attend domestic violence counseling sessions twice a week during probation, and she extended his probation an extra three months through mid-October.Swickle, the attorney who had his backside slapped, said Johnson will fully comply with all probation conditions and hopes to resurrect his NFL career. The six-time Pro Bowler was cut by the Miami Dolphins after his arrest for battery; he played most of his 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals followed by one year with the New England Patriots.“He understands that this is the kind of situation that can derail a person’s career,” Swickle said. “We’re very confident he will do what he should do.”Terrell Owens visited Johnson in jail on Saturday and tweeted that his former teammate was in “good spirits.”“I really didn’t know what to expect but to see the homie locked up is a very humbling experience, to talk to him via vid conference let me know that’s not where anyone wants to be,” Owens wrote. “I know he’s only in the county jail but to someone that has never been locked up…Jail is jail!” read more