A Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) surface will be laid at the gateway, which is more suitable for heavy traffic and loads endured by paved surfaces at shipping terminals. GPA has committed just under USD5 million to the high-density paving project.According to Curtis Foltz, executive director, GPA, “This project will provide greater capacity in moving oversized roll-on/roll off cargo at Ocean Terminal.”www.gaports.com
The 3D Lift Plan website assists Manitowoc customers in lift planning, crane selection, rigging planning and ground-bearing pressure optimisation. It allows users to create detailed, accurate lift plans in minutes, utilising state-of-the-art 3D graphics and a powerful crane selection algorithm.Customers can use the application to plan lifts with Manitowoc, Grove, National Crane, and Shuttlelift cranes. It is accessible from any computer with Internet access, is updated automatically, and customers do not need additional CAD software, special training or hardware to use the service. Dave Hull, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Manitowoc Cranes, said that access to 3D Lift Plan gives Manitowoc’s customers a valuable tool for lift planning solutions, and that it reflects the company’s drive to maximise return on investment for all of its customers. www.manitowoccranes.com www.3Dliftplan.com
The direct service will call at the port on a monthly basis and can carry auto, rolling equipment and breakbulk cargo.After calling at other European ports, the vessels on the Atlantic Ocean service will sail from Vigo to Baltimore and Galveston in the USA; Veracruz in Mexico; Manzanillo in Panama; and Cartagena and Santa Marta in Colombia.The change will come into effect by the end January, when the first WWL vessel arrives in Vigo.In addition to the expanded Atlantic Ocean service, WWL will change the rotation of the three vessels trading between North and South America in February 2018, doubling the frequency of its South America service to two sailings per month.From March 2018, WWL will also introduce a third monthly northbound sailing from the South American East Coast to the US Gulf, calling at the ports of Zarate; Paranagua; Santos; Cartagena; Galveston; and Veracruz.For Manta, Iquique, Rio Grande and Suape, the once-monthly frequency will remain. Calls to Vitoria in Brazil and other ports will be considered upon request. In future, due to the political situation in Venezuela negatively affecting cargo volumes, direct calls to Puerto Cabello will only be considered on request. www.2wglobal.com
The establishment of the COE follows the growth of industrial projects in the Middle East and Africa, said DHL.The Dubai COE will oversee and coordinate complex projects. Teams in Ethiopia and Kenya will predominantly work with the Dubai entity to manage projects out of sub-Saharan Africa; the location in Egypt will specialise in airfreight chartering and projects for North Africa; while the Turkish competency centre will coordinate ocean freight requirements and handle projects across Iraq and Central Asia.www.dhl.com
“Hundreds of Shabab fighters have stormed the base and there was very heavy fighting. The militants looted the army depots and set fire to the camp,” said Ali Muktar, a resident of a nearby village to the AFPSomalia Military official Abdulahi Ibrahim confirmed the attack but did not give the number of causalitiesThe Islamic insurgents are said to have stormed Laanta-Buro military base about 40 kilometres south west of Mogadishu after midnight.The militia has claimed to have killed at least 73 government soldiers and captured vehicles, weapons, ammunition and equipment including seven “technical”, the machine gun mounted on battle wagons that are popular in Somalia.The Somali government has disputed the allegations and claimed to have fought off the assault by the militia.“The violent elements attacked Laanta-Buro military base and the army repelled them, their dead bodies are strewn around here and the army is chasing them,” said Ahmed Absuge Abdulle, a senior military commander.The Al Shabaab has attacked isolated military bases since last year, attacking camps manned by Uganda, Burundi and Kenya troops deployed as part of the African Union Peace-enforcement Mission (AMISOM).
Harukyo Nomura (left) and Shiho Oyama will compete for Japan in Rio. | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Oyama, 39, missed the cut at the third major of the year, but still managed to receive the second ticket to the Games over Ayaka Watanabe, who fell from 20th to 38th at the tournament and is ranked No. 45.The top 15 players in the world rankings are guaranteed a spot, with a limit of four players from a given country. Beyond the top-15, a maximum of two players will be eligible from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top 15 to a maximum number of 60 players.Japan head coach Shigeki Maruyama looked forward to joining up with Nomura and Oyama.“Nomura’s in form and I hope she keeps going,” Maruyama said. “Oyama might be the most insecure at the moment. She couldn’t leave a mark (at the Open) because she was hurt.”Nomura, who has two wins this season, dropped three places on Sunday after starting the day in eighth, but posted her best major finish in an event where she missed the cut in her two previous appearances.Nomura carded five birdies and six bogeys for a final-round 73 at the par-72 CordeValle. She carded three birdies and five bogeys before the turn.“It was tough in the first half with the score going back and forth,” Nomura said. Shiho Oyama, 2016 Rio Olympics, Harukyo Nomura RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS SAN MARTIN, CALIFORNIA – Harukyo Nomura and Shiho Oyama qualified for the women’s golf competition at the Rio Olympics as the two highest ranked Japanese players in the world rankings released on Monday. Nomura, 23, is ranked 22nd and Oyama 43rd.Nomura finished 11th at the U.S. Women’s Open at 1-under 287, five strokes behind Brittany Lang, who edged Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist in a three-hole playoff.
Wolmer’s Boys School closed the gap on Group E leaders Jamaica College with a 3-0 win over Tarrant High School in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game yesterday at the Stadium East field.The Maroons are yet to be beaten in this year’s campaign, registering their sixth win of the season, moving them to 20 points, solidifying their position in second place. An own goal by Tarrant goalkeeper Jonathan Currie broke the deadlock four minutes from the end of the first half, and second-half strikes from Revaldo Mitchell and Shamour McLean powered Wolmer’s towards victory despite them being frustrated by their play in the first half.Wolmer’s assistant coach Irvino English said that he knew that it would have been be a tough encounter considering that their last meeting ended in a 2-2 draw. “We had to work really hard for this victory today,” he said after the game. “We knew that Tarrant was going to come out and fight because the last time we met each other, it was 2-2. We knew that it was going to be difficult, but we just have to be grateful for the three points.” QUALITY OPPOSITION Tarrant High head coach Calvert Fitzgerald said that his team gave their all but were just outdone by the quality of the opposition. “We have a pretty reasonable starting 11 but this Wolmer’s team is stacked deep,” he said. “We wanted to stay in the game for as long as possible. [Had it not been for] the first goal, an error by our goalkeeper, we would have gone into half-time nil-all. But I thought we gave it our best shot. But this Wolmer’s side is just better than my team at the moment.”It took a lot more time for Wolmer’s to get settled in the early exchanges, but they began getting their chances as the first half went on. Lynch had an effort that was saved by Currie before Ty McKetty forced a double save out of him as Tarrant tried to weather the Maroons’ attacking wave. They got their breakthough, albeit in fortuitous circumstances, in the 41st minute, when a Wolmer’s cross from the right side should have been safely held by Currie but was mishandled and dropped into net. From there, Wolmer’s had the run of play throughout the second half and were rewarded with a goal of their own making when Mitchell’s low drive from inside the penalty area went past the diving Currie and into the back of the net. McLean confirmed the points 10 minutes from the end after a great interplay found him. He then drilled a powerful drive that rippled the Tarrant net.Yesterday’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup results: Group B:Donald Quarrie 2-1 Denham Town Charlie Smith 0-1 Jonathan GrantKingston High 1-3 AscotGroup EInnswood 0-4 Jamaica CollegeWolmer’s 3-0 TarrantVauxhall 2-0 Jose Marti
Basketball PNG basketball representative Lloyd Wright has led Orange Coast College Pirates to their first Championship since 1979. Lloyd attends Orange Coast College in Los Angeles studying mathematics and playing in the OCC’s Men’s Basketball Team in the NCAA. OCC’s head coach Steve Spencer praised Lloyd, not only as the leading scorer, but hitting the big shots down the stretch. “Lloyd wants the ball when the game is tight – he has hit a number of game winners in this conference season – I could not be prouder of the guys. The 2018 Conference Championship is something that can never be taken away for the group,” Spencer said. For the first time in 40 years, the Orange Coast College men’s basketball team has earned the title of conference champions, claiming the Orange Empire Conference crown on Friday night with an 83-74 overtime win against second-place Fullerton College before a packed and frenzied OCC-heavy crowd inside the Peterson Gym. “I’m just so happy for the guys … what a courageous and resilient bunch of players on this team,” OCC Spencer said. “We’ve been able to get better and better as the season has gone on and this group had to overcome a lot of adversity to get to where they are now.” With all of these heart-stopping victories down the stretch, it was the one conference loss – a 63-62 setback at Irvine Valley – that really galvanised this group. “We learned that when it’s crunch time and the pressure is on, you have to embrace the moment and not shy away from it,” Spencer said. “We had a couple of those tough losses earlier in the year and I think from there, we just went for it and we didn’t fear the risk of failure. “OCC’s “Big Three” of Lloyd Wright (21 points), Kupaa Harrison (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Josh Davis (18 points, nine rebounds) have been instrumental to OCC’s success in the 2018 Conference season, but they have been well supported by the remainder of the playing group. Friday’s game that was totally symbolic to this year’s run for the Pirates as both teams battled for 45 minutes in a game that saw one lead bigger than nine points the entire night. With 19 seconds left in regulation, Malik Skillern made 1-of-2 from the line to give Coast a 65-63 lead, but Khalil Stevenson took the inbounds pass and went coast to coast for a layup to tie the game and force overtime. From there, the big boys took over for the Pirates. A pair of made FTs and a made layup by Harrison, followed by a 3-pointer by Wright helped pad OCC’s lead to 72-67 with 3 minutes left in OT. From that point OCC held the advantage to close out the game 83 – 74 and win the Conference Championship. Coach Spencer said the Orange Empire Conference is a tough conference to win and was great to see this playing group triumph – a proud moment for me as a Coach to share their success. Lloyd said: “Coach Steve Spencer has coached Adelaide in the National Basketball League in Australia in the mid 1990’s. He then returned to the USA as an assistant coach for NCAA Division 1 powerhouse UCLA before taking the head coaching role at OCC 15 years ago. “His coaching credentials and basketball experiences are second to none. “I have learned a great deal from coach, I have learnt how to win, he has made me a tougher competitor on court – I credit my success this season to coach Spencer and coaching staff and a great group of team mates, a fantastic result for the whole school – it was lit,” Lloyd said.
Former Oak Grove Dandy Dozen athlete Cam Myers is using his time in JUCO to prepare for his future at Mississippi State.It was a familiar feeling for Cam Myers, albeit one he had not experienced in awhile.Midway through the second quarter of Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Week 3 win at Hinds, Myers picked off a pass thrown by Eagles quarterback TR Page. The former Dandy Dozen’s interception was the first of his junior college career and set up the Bulldogs next touchdown.“It felt real good,” Myers said. “I hasn’t really been playing because I had to go through some things, learning process and stuff. But it feels good.”The 6-foot-2, 185 pound athlete enrolled at Gulf Coast in January and has focused his efforts on getting to Starkville. The 2016 Mississippi State commit remains solid on his future with the Bulldogs and is using his time in JUCO to prepare for a Division I future.“Main thing is working on my technique,” he said. “Athletic ability is there, just working on my technique to get everything better.“I know I’m going to be ready for the next level.”Classified as an athlete in high school, Myers made the transition to cornerback at Gulf Coast. His ability to cover his receivers in man-to-man and zone schemes has been a top priority.The three-star prospect said MSU’s coaching staff stays in touch often and that he may see duties outside of the defensive backfield when he arrives on campus.“They were talking about (playing) me as an athlete there (as a slot receiver or defensive back),” he said. “I can play anywhere. Ain’t no telling what will happen.”Prior to enrolling in JUCO, Myers said he would explore the option of playing baseball in addition to football. If he ends up staying for the spring 2016 semester, that may be the case.“I might try to get out there this year. I really want to,” he said. “I just love playing the game. I love having fun out there. It’s my home away from home.”But Myers is still working on trying to enroll at Mississippi State next semester. While he admits he has a way to go, finishing his time in JUCO sooner rather than later is still his focus.“That’s the goal right now,” he said. “Stay on my books, try to leave in December.”
See also:Hiddink praises Costa after Chelsea drawChelsea miss out on victory after Oscar’s penalty blunderHiddink explains Fabregas substitutionChelsea v Watford player ratings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Guus Hiddink has admitted Diego Costa’s suspension for Monday’s game at Manchester United is a setback for the Blues and that they must “find a solution”.Costa returned to form by scoring twice as Chelsea drew 2-2 with Watford on Boxing Day in Hiddink’s first match in charge since the Dutchman’s return to Stamford Bridge.AdChoices广告But a late lunge at Watford defender Craig Cathcart earned the striker a yellow card which rules him out of the clash at Old Trafford.Hiddink said: “It is a setback of course, especially as he is now increasing his reaction (to recent criticism of his performances).Hiddink praised Costa after Saturday’s draw“He’s out because it’s the fifth (yellow card) and it’s a pity. He was putting in some good performances, so it’s even more of a pity.“But it is not in my nature to complain. We will have to find a solution. We have to think about how to solve that problem.”With Radamel Falcao also unavailable, Hiddink is expected to start with Loic Remy up front.