Panama Canal Sets Record Cargo Volume for FY 2018

first_imgThe Panama Canal closed its 2018 fiscal year with a record tonnage of 442.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), representing a 9.5 percent increase from the previous year.With this number, the Panama Canal surpasses the cargo projections of 429.4 million PC/UMS tons for FY 2018, as well as the 403.8 million PC/UMS tons registered in FY 2017.“The Panama Canal continues to exceed our expectations, reinforcing every day the importance of the waterway’s expansion and its impact on global maritime trade,” Jorge L. Quijano, Panama Canal Administrator, said.The increase was driven by the transit of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, containerships, chemical tankers and vehicle carriers.The container segment continued to serve as the leading market segment for tonnage through the canal, accounting for 159 million PC/UMS tons of the total cargo, of which 112.6 million PC/UMS tons transited the expanded canal. Tankers, including LPG and LNG carriers, followed close with a total of 130.3 million PC/UMS tons.The third ranked segments included bulk carriers with 73.7 million PC/UMS tons, while vehicle carriers took fourth place with 49.5 million PC/UMS tons seen during the year.In terms of cargo tonnage, the main routes using the Panama Canal in FY 2018 were between Asia and the U.S. East Coast, the West Coast of South America and the U.S. East Coast, the West Coast of South America and Europe, the West Coast of Central America and the U.S. East Coast and intercoastal South America.Panama Canal said that the main users during the period were the U.S., China, Mexico, Chile and Japan, while some 62.8 percent of the total cargo transiting the canal had its origin or destination in the United States.last_img read more

Gladbach plot cardboard cut-out fans for Bundesliga restart

first_imgIt may be a while before real fans can return to Bundesliga stadiums, but Borussia Moenchengladbach supporters are planning to fill the stands with the next best thing: 50,000 cardboard cut-outs of themselves. A deserted Borussia-Park, Borusia Moenchengladbach’s home stadium The German league is suspended until the end of April due to the coronavirus crisis, and games are expected to be played behind closed doors if and when the season resumes. Yet at fourth-placed Gladbach, fans now have the option to order a “life-size cardboard cut-out” of themselves – complete with photos of their faces – to occupy their usual spot on the terraces. “This way, we will be the first club to bring a bit of life back to our stadium, even if fans actually have to watch from home,” wrote supporter organisation Fanprojekt Moenchengladbach (FPMG) in an online statement on Wednesday.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise YouWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Read Also: Barcelona facing €100M loss amid Covid 19 outbreakThe Bundesliga is currently on hold until April 30, with clubs set to meet later this week to discuss further plans.The league has said it hopes to play out the season in order to ensure TV revenues crucial to the financial stability of some of its clubs.Gladbach hosted the last fixture to date on March 11, when they beat local rivals Cologne in the first Bundesliga game ever to be held behind closed doors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img For 19 euros ($21), Gladbach fans can buy the cardboard cut-out, which FPMG said would actually be made of “weather-proof plastic”. The proceeds would help to keep FPMG’s seven employees in a job, with some of the money also donated to good causes close to the club, organisers said. The figures themselves, meanwhile, are to be produced by two small firms in Moenchengladbach which have been forced to close during the crisis. “We won’t be making any profits, and when the ‘war’ is won, everyone can take home their doppelganger as a reminder of these curious times,” said FPMG. Empty seats and stands at Borussia-Park football stadium, home of Borussia Moenchengladbachlast_img read more

Cardinals And Pirates Split Games

first_imgThe St Louis 7th grade boys basketball team started the new year off on a winning note as they hosted the visiting Greensburg Pirates and came away with another victory 42-27.The game was close in the first quarter as both teams played good solid defense and the quarter ended with St. Louis up 7 – 6. The Cardinals continued to play tough defense in the second quarter creating some turnovers overs and got some buckets on the inside allowing them to pull away from the Pirates. The half ended with a with a buzzer-beating 3 point shot by Jack Forbeck that put St. Louis up by the score of 24-11. The second half saw the Cardinals continuing to play good defense not allowing the Pirates to get close and the game ended with St Louis winning 42-27.St Louis scoring consisted of Jack Abplanalp with 2, Kurt Siefert 3, Jack Forbeck 5, Wil Freeland 2, Andrew Oesterling 11, Lleyton Ratcliffe 13 and Same Voegele 6. Defensively the Cardinals were led by Riley Schebler on the perimeter and Voegele and Ratcliffe pulling down the rebounds. The Pirates were led by Toby Brogan with 7 points and Devin Winkler with 6 points.The Cardinals record now goes to 19-2. The next game is this Thursday at home against Sunman Dearborn. The game time is 6:00.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.The St. Louis 8th grade boys basketball team lost to a very talented Greensburg team by a final score of 55 to 19.Jacob Deutsch, Adam Cox and Charlie Dice provided the scoring for St. Louis.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.last_img read more

Mary Jeanette McCarty

first_imgMary Jeanette McCarty, 91 of Bennington passed away at her residence on Sunday November 26, 2017.  Mary was born Tuesday February 23, 1926 in Caanan the daughter of Clyde and Minnie Charlotte “Lottie”  (Brandon) Poling.  She married James Edward McCarty who preceded her in death.  Mary was a retired Seagrams employee, and loved working puzzles, crocheting, rock collecting, gardening, and walking in the woods.Mary is survived by son James W. (Lolia) McCarty of Bennington, brother Clyde “Bud” (Mary Ruth) Poling of Rising Sun; sisters Freida (Harold) Walker and Eva (Irvin) Frette both of Switzerland County and Janie Poling of Madison, 5 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.Graveside services for Mary will be Tuesday November 28, at 11AM at Greendale Cemetery in Greendale with Rev. Debbie Allen officiating.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro entrusted with her arrangements.last_img read more

Composed Clark claims title

first_img Press Association And Clark did not disappoint, remaining on 44.0 penalties to take the £8,000 winner’s purse and a title that numbers Zara Phillips, Mary King, Pippa Funnell and current world number one Andrew Nicholson among its former holders. Teulere, eventing world champion 11 years ago, secured the runners-up spot on Matelot Du Grand Val because he finished closer to the cross-country optimum time of 10 minutes 10 seconds than Montgomery, riding Loughan Glen. Sussex-based Gemma Tattersall was the highest British finisher in fourth spot on Arctic Soul, which again underlined her promise as a potential contender for the Rio 2016 Olympics. She is currently part of British equestrian’s world-class performance programme. Clark, who rode Master Crusoe to seventh place at London 2012, conquered Blenheim just two hours after the Irish eventing team were crowned European junior champions in France. “I knew I had to go clear,” Clark said. “We’ve only had one showjumping rail down all year, but there was still pressure. “To win here means a huge amount. This mare is just at the right stage to be looking at the (2014) World Equestrian Games and then Rio.” Clark was second with Fenyas Elegance at Chatsworth International in Derbyshire earlier this year, and then eighth in the British Open, and she added: “The horse was such a star this week. “We knew she was in great form and peaking, but I couldn’t have asked for any more from her. I will go home now and crack open some bubbly!” Clark, who is based in Middle Barton, just eight miles from the scene of her first CCI three-star triumph, posted a clear showjumping round after closest challengers Jean Teulere and Clark Montgomery left no room for manoeuvre. Frenchman Teulere and American Montgomery both finished on their cross-country scores of 45.5 penalties, which meant Clark could not afford a mistake aboard nine-year-old chestnut mare Fenyas Elegance. center_img Irish Olympian Aoife Clark held her nerve under intense pressure to win the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in Oxfordshire.last_img read more

Moyes: Security breeds success

first_imgManchester United manager David Moyes insists stability and longevity are the magic ingredient for the most successful clubs. Those worries can be exacerbated by headstrong owners, who having injected their money into clubs, then undermine the man being paid to select the team. Cardiff is one such case, with owner Vincent Tan yet again clashing with manager Malky Mackay on Monday over comments made about the January transfer window. “It is a problem if you don’t have the right owners or people in charge,” said Moyes. “You hope to have people who understand where the club is going, the vision you have and the style they want to play. “I was really fortunate to have learned at a very young age from a great guy at Preston, Bryan Gray, and then when I went to Everton I had Bill Kenwright. “They educated me but I hope I helped them as well by showing them the football side. “Nevertheless, it does make me realise how lucky I have been working for the clubs I have.” The long-term approach at United means Moyes has not come under additional pressure following a troubled start to his reign, during which he has so far suffered five Premier League defeats, and has now seen reports emerge that Robin van Persie is considering his future. Currently sidelined by a thigh strain, there have been rumours Van Persie is not impressed by Moyes. Now it is claimed the back-to-back Golden Boot winner, who inspired United to their 20th league title in his debut campaign, has allowed his advisers to speak with some of Europe’s top clubs to see what options are available. Moyes recently reacted angrily when it was suggested by Mark Lawrenson, someone he knows well through their Preston connection, that Van Persie had asked for a move, branding it as nonsense. However, he could do without more potential for unrest given his side have just secured successive victories – and back-to-back clean sheets – for only the second time this season, and if they beat Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday they will have a Capital One Cup semi-final to look forward to next month. Often derided as the Worthless Cup under a previous sponsorship, the competition has proved important down the years. It was Jose Mourinho’s first trophy as Chelsea manager, whilst when United won it in 2006, beating Wigan in the final, it was a significant landmark in the major rebuilding job undertaken by Ferguson following Roy Keane’s departure. “I am desperate to get to Wembley,” said Moyes. “I want to be seen as someone who has been successful and won trophies. “It is something that has has eluded me so far but I am trying to make it happen and believe I am at the best club to do so.” It makes Moyes feel immensely grateful that in his previous jobs at Preston and Everton he was afforded the time to implement his own ideas, a situation that is virtually certain to continue during his time at United. “We are in a world where jobs change very quickly,” he said. “I don’t think that is right. “The most successful clubs have had stability and longevity in their managers. “That existed here with Sir Alex Ferguson and look what Arsene Wenger has done at Arsenal as well. “Folk might say they have not won as much as they would like but they have a stable football club that is going in the right direction, with a fantastic stadium they fill every week. “You have to give managers the opportunity to manage. “The more you keep chopping and changing the more turmoil there is and the more money you waste.” Evidently, a fear factor is spreading across the game at the prospect of missing out on valuable income. Amazingly, of England’s 92 professional clubs, only 44 have a manager who has been in place longer than a year. Just eight have been in place more than three and over the past few days, Steve Clarke and Andre Villas-Boas both lost their jobs at West Brom and Tottenham respectively, whilst Gianfranco Zola resigned from his position at Watford. Press Associationlast_img read more

Moeen hat-trick completes England crushing win

first_img…becomes the first England spinner in 79 years to achieve the featLONDON (Reuters) – Spinner Moeen Ali finished off South Africa with a hat-trick as England completed a crushing 239-run victory in the third Test at the Oval on Monday to move 2-1 ahead in the series.Moeen became the first England spinner to achieve a hat-trick in 79 years by dismissing centurion Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel soon after lunch in a dramatic end to the match.England had laboured to bowl out the South Africans in the morning as Elgar continued his gutsy knock, although Toby Roland-Jones continued his fine debut by dismissing Temba Bavuma and Vernon Philander with successive balls.Moeen finally ended Elgar’s dogged resistance for a 228-ball 136 and the spinner snapped up Rabada with the last ball of his over, both batsmen caught at slip by man-of-the-match Ben Stokes.Dean Elgar eventually brought up a gritty century, South Africa’s first of the seriesMoeen completed his hat-trick with the first ball of his next over, although he had to wait for a review to confirm he had trapped Morkel lbw.The dismissal sparked wild scenes as the Oval celebrated its first test hat-track in its 100th match – and the first by an English spinner since Tom Goddard in 1938.“What a way to celebrate 100 tests,” said captain Joe Root. “The game was really won by the way we batted in the first innings. The lads got stuck in and got a really good score on what proved to be a really challenging surface.”The touring side, who began the day on 117-4, always knew history was against them, with a team starting the final day of a Test four wickets down having secured draws only three times.For a while it looked like Elgar and Bavuma had not read the script, however, as they increased their fifth-wicket partnership to 108 before Roland-Jones sparked the first flurry of wickets.The debutant seamer took his tally to eight in the match by snaring Bavuma (32) and Vernon Philander (0) lbw with full-length deliveries.With blue skies and little cloud cover, batting conditions proved the easiest of the match and Elgar looked untroubled in reaching his eighth test century and second against England.But the tourists suffered a further blow to the last ball before lunch when Moeen had Chris Morris caught in the slips by Stokes for 24.Suitably refreshed, Moeen mopped up the tail. Bizarrely, he was the third bowler, after Stokes and Roland-Jones, to take two wickets with successive balls in the innings before eclipsing his team mates to claim his 18th wicket of the series.The game proved just as one-sided as the previous two, with England winning at Lord’s by 211 runs before losing at Trent Bridge by 340 runs.England will have the momentum going into the final Test which starts at Manchester on Friday as they eye their first home series win over South Africa since 1998.ENGLAND 1st innings 353 (B. Stokes 112, A. Cook 88)South Africa 1st innings 175 (T. Bavuma 52; T. Roland-Jones 5-57)England 2nd innings 313 for 8 decl (J. Bairstow 63, T. Westley 59, J. Root 50)South Africa 2nd innings (Overnight: 117-4; Target: 492 runs)H. Kuhn b Broad 11D. Elgar c Stokes b Ali 136H. Amla c Root b Roland-Jones 5Q. de Kock b Stokes 5F. du Plessis lbw b Stokes 0T. Bavuma lbw b Roland-Jones 32V. Philander lbw b Roland-Jones 0C. Morris c Stokes b Ali 24K. Maharaj not out 24K. Rabada c Stokes b Ali 0M. Morkel lbw b Ali 0Extras (b-4 lb-7 nb-4) 15Total (all out, 77.1 overs) 252Fall of wickets: 1-21 H. Kuhn,2-47 H. Amla,3-52 Q. de Kock,4-52 F. du Plessis,5-160 T. Bavuma,6-160 V. Philander,7-205 C. Morris,8-252 D. Elgar,9-252 K. Rabada,10-252 M. MorkelTo bat:Bowling: J. Anderson 13 – 3 – 26 – 0, S. Broad 16 – 4 – 47 – 1,T. Roland-Jones 18 – 4 – 72 – 3, B. Stokes 14 – 1 – 51 – 2(nb-4),M. Ali 16.1 – 5 – 45 – 4.last_img read more

D’Tigers Falls to Team USA in Last Warm-up Match

first_imgKeno Edhowo with agency reportNigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers lost 110-66 to Team USA who are gold medal favourites at this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil.In the pre-Rio 2016 exhibition game on Monday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas,Carmelo Anthony led the way with 19 points, Klay Thompson scored 17, Kevin Durant 14, DeMar DeRozan 13 and DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins 10 each. NBA.com reported yesterday that the victory enabled Team USA to complete their Olympic warm-up tour with a 5-0 record, beating Argentina, China (twice), Venezuela and Nigeria by an average margin of 43 points.It was the first time the two teams played since August 2, 2012 when the Americans won by a whopping 156-73 as Carmelo Anthony set a team record with 37 points in 14 ½ minutes, shooting 10-for-12 on 3-pointers.Earlier, there were a few moments to treasure in D’Tigers’ performance. The first came when 6-foot-4 guard Benjamin Uzoh drove through the lane and threw down a one-handed slam dunk over 6-foot-11 DeAndre Jordan with 4:38 left in the first quarter that cut the U.S. lead to 11-10 and brought a collective gasp from the sellout crowd.The win raised Mike Krzyzewski’s record as head coach with Team USA to 80-1 and was the 68th in a row (including exhibition games) for the Americans since 2006. The U.S. will take a 17-game Olympic winning streak into Rio de Janeiro.Team USA will open their Olympic schedule Saturday against China, while D’Tigers begin their campaign against Argentina on Monday morning.The Nigerian stars will then face Croatia on Thursday night before games against Spain, Brazil and Lithuania.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Women of Troy spoil UC Irvine’s perfect record

first_imgThe No. 15 USC women’s volleyball team continued their recent string of sweeps Tueday night agianst No. 20 UC Irvine (25-16, 25-19, 25-20) at the Galen Center.UC Irvine (6-0) came into the match with a perfect record and a potential advantage in coach Paula Weishoff, a former USC women’s volleyball champion in 1980 (her jersey number hangs in the risers of the Galen Center) and an assistant for USC coach Mick Haley, Despite whatever inside knowlege Weishoff provided about USC, the Women of Troy would not be denied.Spreading the wealth · Setter Kendall Bateman finished the match with 38 assists to lead the Women of Troy over UC Irvine. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan“I really think we’re getting better,” Haley said. “It’s hard with a middle of the week game when they’re studying, but that’s the same with both teams. I really think if we can keep our focus … [and] get a better execution — those are the things I want to work on.”The Women of Troy came out strong, starting with senior All-American outside hitter Jessica Gysin’s first kill of the game, but a couple team errors caused the Anteaters to take a one point lead, 6-7.Gysin, with the help of sophomore outside hitter Alex Jupiter, managed to pick the game back up with a combined six kills to get back their substantial lead. They ended up winning the first set with their lead, 25-16.The Anteater offense got the best of USC in the next set, but after a botched serve from UCI and a couple kills from Gysin, they tied the game 10-10, and USC used that adrenaline to snag a few kills from Jupiter, Garret and sophomore middle blocker Lauren Williams with two sharp kills, making the winning score 25-19.In the third set, junior defensive specialist Geena Urango and sophomore Lauren Williams stepped back into the game. Play from was even from both teams a kill and a few digs from Urango sparked a 3-0 run to give the Women of Troy the 13-10 advantage, which gave them enough momentum to win the set 25-20.The Women of Troy are set to play three matches away from home this weekend in a tournament held in Orem, Utah. USC will face Idaho State on Friday at 1 p.m. and Utah Valley — the host of the tournament — at 7 p.m. USC will play Utah Valley again on Saturday, at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Women’s tennis looks to serve up wins

first_imgThe No. 4 women’s tennis team will continue their season with two matches at home over the weekend. They will face No. 18 Pepperdine on Friday and No. 47 Saint Mary Saturday.The Women of Troy are looking to build on last week’s 4-3 win against UC Santa Barbara.“We’ll have to relax and … play,” head coach Richard Gallien said. “Last match we came out of the blocks slowly.”At doubles, No. 4 Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith are aiming to get their first win of the season under their belt, while freshman Jessica Failla and junior Zoe Katz are hoping to repeat their winning performance from last Wednesday, where they won four games in a row after being down 2-4 to win the only doubles match of the day for the Trojans.In singles, the Women of Troy has five seeded players — No. 42 Giuliana Olmos, No. 48 Rianna Valdes, No. 49 Madison Westby, No. 76 Jessica Failla and No. 114 Zoe Katz. Smith and  sophomore Meredith Xepoleas also made their season debut last week at second and sixth singles respectively, with Xepoleas clinching the match in three sets.“They are a very good team, probably the best in the past 16 years,” Gallien said of the Pepperdine team. “But our girls are keen. It’s going to be a challenge for everybody, but our girls are keen.”The Waves have a record of 1-1. At singles, they will rely on three seeded players: freshman Luisa Stefani at No. 14 is the best ranked player, followed by freshman Dzina Milovanovic at No. 96 and sophomore Laura Gulbe at No. 102.The Waves are going to try to keep their nearly undefeated record going on the doubles side. The Women of Troy have a 44-12 all-time record against Pepperdine. The last home meet finished 4-0 for in favor of USC.The Women of Troy will take on No. 47 Saint Mary on Saturday. The Gaels are coming off of a 4-0 win against Cal State Northridge in the consolation match of the ITA Kick-Off weekend. They previously had lost 4-1 to Washington. Their key player is senior Jamie Pawid, currently the only one ranked nationally at No. 103. USC has an all-time record of 5-0 in previous encounters. The last meeting was last season, with the final score of 5-2 for the Women of Troy.Matches begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday at Marks Stadium.last_img read more