first_imgdreamstime_s_60586696 By Mike Wackett 15/12/2020 Record high spot rates from Asia to North Europe and predictions of huge hikes for annual contract rates could lead to a rush of cancelled orders for next year.Retailers in Europe are already nervous about new partial lockdowns stymieing their sales, and the enormous sea freight rates and surcharges they are being billed is significantly adding to their concerns.“We are certainly starting to see customers cancelling, as the rates are beyond ridiculous,” one source told The Loadstar today.It appears carriers are now regularly quoting $10,000 per 40ft HC for January shipments from China to the UK, and another source reported to The Loadstar today he “had heard of $13,500 being quoted”.He added: “I can’t wait for the day certain lines are chasing our business again, and then I will have great pleasure telling them to phone back in 10 years.”And The Loadstar continues to receive complaints about the myriad extra charges by carriers on the tradelane, including a ramping-up of cancellation fees.One UK forwarder source said his carrier was looking at charging a $1,000 per teu booking cancellation fee, two weeks out from 1 January, despite the uncertainty of equipment availability.“That’s $2,000 per feu for doing nothing but reallocating boxes that they don’t have,” said the irate source.There are also concerns in the forwarding community that customers will either refuse, or be unable, to pay all the extra charges being racked up by the supply chain disruptions.Some 6,000 teu carried to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge several weeks ago, due to Ocean Alliance carriers skipping the heavily congested port of Felixstowe, are finally arriving at the London Thamesport Isle of Grain general cargo and container facility this week on two feeder vessels.Communication by the carrier on the relay operation was described by one UK forwarder dealing with customs clearances as “disgraceful”, and another told The Loadstar he feared his boxes could be stuck at Thamesport until after Christmas.“We have been trying to explain to our customer that it is very difficult to get transport from Kent to the Midlands at short notice – not that container haulage isn’t difficult anyway at the moment,” he said. “I don’t blame them for being angry with us and we have sent a very strong protest to the line, but they don’t even bother to reply.”In another instance, eight containers of toys that needed to get to UK stores pre-Christmas, and were due to be unloaded at Southampton, were instead unloaded at Dunkirk after the vessel skipped its UK call. The carrier has advised the forwarder that the transit time for them to be feedered to Southampton would be eight days.“It took the British three days to evacuate 500,000 soldiers [from Dunkirk] in World War II and, 75 years later, it’s taking a shipping line more than double that to transport eight boxes,” the forwarder told The Loadstar.The European Shippers’ Council and forwarding association CLECAT have urged the European Commission to follow the lead of the US Federal Maritime Commission and step up its scrutiny of carrier practices.Meanwhile, the Hutchison Ports-owned port of Felixstowe’s weekly operational update continues to state that it is increasing its labour force by recruiting 104 additional equipment drivers, plus a number of engineers.last_img read more

first_img Deadline: 17 October 2013Open to: Media Professionals and Journalists up to 35 years oldRemuneration: to be announced based on €30,000 funding expected from the European Journalism FundDescriptionThe organizers of the multimedia documentary project (IN)VISIBLE CITIES are looking for  journalists, editors and media professionals focused on migration and African diaspora to collaborate in: Italy (Rome and Brescia), Norway (Oslo), Turkey (Istanbul), Belgium (Brussels), Tenerife (Santa Cruz), and the United Kingdom (Cardiff).You will be part of the production of a documentary and series of articles on African migrants settled in the cities indicated. The project was started by freelance journalist Beatrice Kabutakapua and RAI director Gianpaolo Bucci and travelled from the UK to Los Angeles, Chicago, New York.(IN)VISIBLE CITIES is a multimedia project and a documentary series: an insightful portrait of Sub-Saharan African migrants communities who settled in 13 different cities of the five continents. What are their stories and cultures? How do they interact with other local communities? This long-term investigation will answer these questions not from a distance, but from the inner core of the migrants’ districts. Far from the conventional media tendency to focus on tears, despair and struggles, (IN)VISIBLE CITIES depicts their culture and history from all angles. The goal is to provide an educational tool that will discourage people from creating false assumptions.Too often longstanding citizens are likely to assume, without any evidence or direct experience, that neighborhoods in which migrants live are “dangerous”: we call those areas the (IN)VISIBLE CITIES because the locals are used to turn their eyes elsewhere and pretend to know enough about them. What motivates them is the belief they can promote a culture of diversity through (IN)VISIBLE CITIES and thus contribute to social integration.More information about the (In)visible Cities project is AVAILABLE HERE.EligibilityThey are looking for creative and resourceful young professionals who are working or have worked for media organizations. Candidates should possess the following skills:Creative, resourceful and open to brainstormingFluent English and language of the country of residencePrevious journalistic workKnowledge of migration situation in the city of residenceInterest in social integrationDesirable, but not essential skills include:Photographic, Filmmaking skillsCross-Media experienceExperience reporting on African migrantsContacts with local organizations for interviewsRemunerationApproximately €30,000 would be available for the project if passed by the European Journalism Fund. You will be working for the European production of the project for two months or so, in a period of time between November 2013 and August 2014.ApplicationThe deadline for applying is 17 October 2013. Send the following required documents to Beatrice Kabutakapua, Producer/Journalist for (IN)VISIBLE CITIES by email to [email protected]:CVPrevious work (photo, film, articles, cross-media)A letter introducing yourself and interest in the topics listedFor more information, please visit the official website HERE and (In)visible Cities’ Facebook page HERE. Reddit LinkedIn 0 European Media Professionals Needed for Migration Documentary Similar Stories Win Cash & Trip to Italy in Film Festival Poster Contest → +1 Pocket ← Euroculture – Erasmus Mundus Master of Artscenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. CMU Australia Scholarships for International Students Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students October 9, 2013 Published by austin Share 0 Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility Innovation Call 2021: “Electric Mobility Made in Africa for Africa” Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail CommentsThe Polish national team head-coach Michael Biegler is close to come-back to the German DKB Bundesliga after the latest talks between HSV Handball and Polish Handball Federation officials. Ex-Magdeburg coach making progress with Poles since 2012, when he overtook the role of the head-coach from Bogdan Wenta.After only average TOP 16 place at the World Championship 2013, Poland made two good results at EHF EURO 2014 and Qatar 2015, where brothers Jurecki and Co. won the bronze medal, the first one since WCh 2009 in Croatia.Beigler will lead Poland at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in this country, and the biggest issue from Polish Handball Federation is that his possible job in HSV Handball doesn’t affect his duties in the “Eagles” t-shirt.. Related Items:HSV Handbal, Michael Biegler, Polish Handball, Polish handball federation ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Poles against EHF decision: Negative effects in the future, prevents WCh 2023 promotion Wisla Plock defeated in season opener in Szczecin Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. New Polish wave flooded Brazil 1 Comment Pingback: Bigler blizu klupe HSV-a | Balkan Handball 1 Commentlast_img read more

first_imgWeek two continues to treat Minnesota QB Weber wellSeptember 9, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota sophomore quarterback Adam Weber apparently likes week two. The Big Ten announced today that Weber earned the conferenceâÄôs Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance in the GophersâÄô second game of the year. He did the same a season ago for his efforts in a 41-35 triple overtime win against Miami (Ohio). This time around, it was for his play in MinnesotaâÄôs 42-17 drubbing of Bowling Green Saturday night at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. Weber put on a clinic, going 21-of-25 for 233 yards and a touchdown. He found the end zone with his feet as well, with a 3-yard scamper to put the Gophers up 35-17 late in the fourth quarter. The award was shared with running backs Javon Ringer of Michigan State and Evan Royster of Penn State. âÄîAustin Cumblad Clark garners Big Ten honors Sophomore Jennie Clark was named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week to go along with her Regina Moench Memorial tournament defensive MVP award. She shared the Big Ten honor with Michigan State goalkeeper Lindsey Wrege. Clark earned the awards after her role in limiting opponents Ohio and Creighton to seven combined shots. She also netted her first career goal in the tournament. Senior Lindsey Schwartz earned the Offensive MVP award for the tournament. Sophomores Katie Bethke and Molly Rouse and seniors Kelsey Hood and Krystle Kallman also earned spots on the All-Tournament team. âÄîHeidi Hanselast_img read more

first_img Sep 1, 2020 Oct 6, 2020 “The plan is called, ‘Stronger Collaboration, Better Health’ for a reason,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “Although collaboration is the path, impact is the destination. The release of this plan is the beginning, not the end, of that path.” Read more at: World Health Organisation Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… COVID-19 Vaccine May be Ready by Yearend – WHO’s… You may be interested in… Oct 13, 2020 Aug 25, 2020center_img (World Health Organisation) Today at the United Nations General Assembly, 12 multilateral agencies launched a joint plan to better support countries over the next 10 years to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Developed over 18 months, Stronger Collaboration, Better Health: Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All outlines how a dozen multilateral health, development and humanitarian agencies will collaborate to be more efficient and provide more streamlined support to countries to deliver universal health coverage and achieve the health-related SDG targets. Healthy people are essential for sustainable development and for ending poverty, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies as well as protecting the environment. Over the last few decades, significant gains have been made in key areas of health, but the 2030 targets will not be met without redoubled efforts. Kickstarting Economies Without COVID-19 Plan, ‘a Recipe for… WHO Presses for Greater Investment in Global COVID-19… SCLAN hosts side event during UN General AssemblyThe Spouses of the CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), with support from Gilead Sciences, the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), hosted a side event entitled ‘Ensuring Access and Equity in Adolescents, Children and Women’s Health’, 24 September 2019 from 9 am – 11 am, during…September 30, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Promoting Investment in Sustainable Development Goals for Small Island Developing StatesBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, November 26, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Stakeholders from across the Caribbean region are currently in St. Kitts and Nevis attending a three-day seminar that seeks to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to attract and benefit from investment in Sustainable…November 26, 2019In “Agriculture”Caribbean and UN SDGs SummitBy Elizabeth Morgan This is summit week at the United Nations (UN) in New York at the start of the 74Th Session of the UN General Assembly. Over 150 Heads of State and Government, including from Jamaica and other Caribbean countries, are expected to participate in five (5) summits on…September 27, 2019In “Jamaica”Share this on WhatsApp Herd Immunity, an ‘Unethical’ COVID-19 Strategy, Tedros… last_img read more

first_img James Morton is a writer and former criminal defence solicitor A London stipe once said to me that, after his appointment, the first five years were learning, the second five were interesting and the remaining 10 were waiting for his pension. Certainly, some of them played with lawyers they knew to keep themselves amused. One said to me when I was mitigating: ‘Say that in Italian, Mr Morton’. The defendant called me over and said: ‘He’s taking the mickey.’ ‘Yes,’ I replied, ‘but he’s not going to send you to prison.’ Others developed a good line in put-downs. One of the milder stipes used to sit at Horseferry Road and never looked up from his paperwork, although he seemed to know the moment someone had strayed into his court. ‘How nice to see you, Mr Morton,’ he would say. ‘Shall we take your case next?’ He once said to a barrister about to mitigate: ‘I’ll remand your client on bail for reports.’ ‘I want to address you now,’ said the man. ‘Of course you may,’ said the stipe. ‘We have plenty of time in this court to do everything twice.’ Not as harsh as the magistrate at Marylebone who told a young barrister: ‘Until you began to cross-examine, I thought there was a doubt in the case. Now I’m certain there is not.’ Edwin McDermott, who sometimes also sat at Marylebone, was a man who would stand no nonsense. I remember watching him try a pornography case when the defence called a professor of Anglo-Saxon literature. ‘What medical qualifications have you, professor?’ he asked, knowing full well the answer, and as he wrote down the reply, said slowly and deliberately, ‘No, med-ical qual-if-ic-ations.’ Later, when the poor professor was explaining how the exhibits were good for you, McDermott pushed a candle in the shape of a life-sized phallus towards the witness box and asked ingeniously: ‘And what therapeutic qualities do you say this has, pro-fess-or?’ There was little point in my staying to watch the inevitable outcome. On the subject of pornography, I remember defending in a seaside town in a case about a collection of films to be forfeit. During the retirement the clerk to the justices told me that, such had been the interest among the magistrates, that lots had to be drawn to decide who would sit on the bench that day. Forfeit the films were. I’ve often wondered where they went… last_img read more

first_img WATCH US LIVE Image credits: AP LIVE TV “Personally, I prefer to believe Tyson Fury ahead of someone who has already admitted to lying in legal documents for financial gain,” Sulaiman told The Sun.”The person who has claimed he accepted money to lie should be the one on trial, in my personal opinion, especially when he has waited five years to tell his story.”Secondly, around this time Tyson was not involved with the WBC, he did not fight Klitschko for the WBC belt, it was for other titles, so this issue does not impact on him being our heavyweight world champion.” Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, who was not involved at the time, told The Sun he had previously been sent letters by Carefoot. FOLLOW US Press Trust Of India COMMENTcenter_img Tyson Fury’s reign as world heavyweight champion will not be ended by new claims over an alleged drug-testing scam, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman. It was alleged in a Mail on Sunday report a farmer was offered money to provide an alibi for Fury’s failed drugs test in 2015. Fury and his cousin Hughie tested positive for nandrolone in 2015, which they subsequently blamed on eating uncastrated wild boar meat, citing a farmer called Martin Carefoot who claimed to have provided them with the product.Fury won’t lose the world title After an expensive and elongated stand-off with UK Anti-Doping, Fury and Hughie received retrospective two-year bans and were able to resume their careers in December 2017. In the Mail report, Carefoot denied having provided the Fury team with the meat, insisting he was offered $25,000 to make up the story in order to aid their case. But Sulaiman, whose WBC belt Fury won against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas last month, said the allegations would have “no impact” on his reign as champion. Last Updated: 15th March, 2020 18:45 IST Tyson Fury Won’t Lose World Title Over Doping Allegation Says WBC Chief Tyson Fury’s reign as world heavyweight champion will not be ended by new claims over an alleged drug-testing scam, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman First Published: 15th March, 2020 18:45 IST Written By SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

first_imgThe Olympics have started? Oh well, we’re still talkin’ hoops in an all-basketball edition of Monday morning musings . . .Thanks to the Utes and Cougars, the Mountain West Conference race tightened up a bit this weekend with Utah knocking off league-leading San Diego State, and BYU winning still another close one, this time over second-place UNLV. The Aztecs are still the team to beat at 9-2, but the Cougars are just two games back and with a home game against the Aztecs coming up, they have a chance to grab a piece of the title . . .As for the Utes, their hopes of another championship disappeared in that five-game losing streak last month. But they have moved up from last to a tie for sixth with Wyoming and could move into the top four if they win out. Next month’s MWC tournament in Denver is likely to be as wide open as ever, as proved by the seventh-place team upsetting the first-place team on the road Saturday . . .Saturday’s win also helped Utah’s hopes for an NIT berth, assuming they don’t win the MWC tournament and go to the NCAAs. Not that the NIT is anything to do cartwheels about, but for a young team like the Utes, a little run in the NIT could be a nice springboard to next season when nearly everyone is back . . .Sure the the MWC is down this year, but it could be really good next year. Not only will Utah be much-improved, BYU has all but one player back, Air Force has most of its players back, plus former player of the year Nick Welch, while San Diego State and UNLV have several top players back, plus some talented transfers who are sitting out. As for 5-19 TCU, it can’t possibly be any worse . . .For the first time in three years, the NCAA tournament will be back at the Huntsman Center next month. Local fans could very well see Gonzaga and Adam Morrison as a No. 2 or 3 seed. Those who were there last time will never forget the double-overtime thriller between Gonzaga and Arizona in 2003 . . .The ‘Zags are the best team in what is a very down year for the West. Gonzaga will be the only team from its league to make the NCAAs (you think the MWC is bad, seven of nine WCC teams have losing records) and the MWC and WAC could also be one-bid leagues. The Pac-10 only has a couple of ranked teams this year in UCLA and Washington with Arizona and Stanford having down years . . .Three women’s teams should be NCAA-bound from the strong MWC this year with New Mexico joining Utah and BYU . . .I’m glad I was wrong about Carlos Boozer not returning this season. If he can stay healthy, the Jazz should make the playoffs, either as the No. 3 seed (Northwest Division winners) or No. 8 seed (just a half game back right now). Or else he could get traded before the Feb. 23 deadline . . .Everybody likes to talk about how the Jazz should have taken Chris Paul instead of Deron Williams with the No. 3 pick in last year’s draft. And maybe they should have. But what about Utah unloading former first-round Kirk Snyder in the deal for Greg Ostertag. Last I looked Snyder was starting for New Orleans alongside Paul (28 points Saturday night), while Ostertag is, well, being Greg Ostertag . . . Finally, have you heard about Deb Remmerde? Not likely. She plays for Northwestern Iowa at the NAIA level of women’s basketball and last week she broke the record for consecutive free throws made at any level, men or women when she made her 127th straight free throw in competition. She eventually had the streak broken later in the week at 133. While women certainly can’t compete against men in basketball, they are generally better free throw shooters. E-mail: [email protected]last_img read more