Bahri Earns USCG QUALSHIP 21 Label

first_imgzoom The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has announced the enrollment of its vessels in the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 program.Less than 10% of the ships that call at US ports meet QUALSHIP 21 eligibility requirements.Valid for three years, the QUALSHIP 21 enrollment provides Bahri with benefits which include limited oversight when calling at US ports – translating to less delays and faster clearance and delivery of goods for clients – as well as enhanced market credibility from being an approved operator.“Most of the privileges the QUALSHIP certification confers on Bahri – such as being subject to fewer and less stringent controls at US ports and reduced likelihood of unannounced inspections – directly benefit our customers, who can look forward to receiving their cargo safe and early,” said Ibrahim Al Omar, CEO of Bahri.Bahri currently owns 83 vessels including 36 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), 36 chemical/product tankers, 6 multipurpose vessels and 5 dry-bulk carriers, with additional 10 VLCCs on order.last_img read more

New Alberta conservative party meets but loses caucus member

first_imgEDMONTON – Caucus members from Alberta’s two conservative parties got together for the first time Monday, but one Progressive Conservative bowed out before the joint meeting even took place.Richard Starke, legislature member for Vermilion-Lloydminster, said he has not been happy with policy direction under PC Leader Jason Kenney and has no faith that will change under the new United Conservative Party.Members of the Opposition Wildrose party and the Progressive Conservatives voted in a landslide on the weekend to join forces ahead of the next election set for 2019. The new party must still be registered with Elections Alberta.“The tone and the direction and the statements of the (PC) party are not consistent with what I believe to progressive conservatism,” Starke said in an interview.“It’s demonstrating a hardness in its attitude towards a number of issues, and a level of partisanship that I don’t think is constructive, and I don’t think is helpful for the people of Alberta.”He cited Kenney’s comments earlier this year on gay-straight alliances in schools. Gay straight alliances are student-organized support networks to help LGBTQ students feel welcome.Kenney had said that schools should inform parents if their children join an alliance as long as it doesn’t put the child at risk. Critics said that would effectively out a child and could put them at harm of family estrangement or worse.“As far as I’m concerned (the GSA legislation) is there to protect vulnerable students and to be ambiguous as to whether schools would be informing parents is a fundamental problem,” said Starke.He said he was also concerned that Kenney did not attend Pride events last month. Starke went in his place.Starke, a two-term member of the legislature, ran and lost against Kenney for the PC party leadership on a platform of social progressivism.He said he has concerns with Kenney’s management style and focused on a promise Kenney made after his leadership win in March.Kenney promised the PC executive to strike a committee that would advise the bargaining team that ultimately brokered a merger with the Opposition Wildrose led by Brian Jean, Starke said.“I wanted to be on that committee and I was told I would be on that committee. That committee never met and was never constituted.”That underscored a lack of interest in competing viewpoints, suggested Starke, who added he will stay on to sit in the legislature as the lone PC member.Elections Alberta said he will be allowed to do so unless the PC party officially deregisters. The PC brand is to be legally subsumed by the new party and member Mike Ellis said Starke’s status isn’t clear.Kenney’s team declined comment.On Monday afternoon, 22 members of the Wildrose and the seven remaining Tories held a joint meeting near the legislature and selected Wildrose house leader Nathan Cooper as interim leader until a permanent one is selected Oct. 28.Other positions and critic portfolios are to be set in the days to come, Cooper said.Asked about Starke’s decision, Cooper noted that policies are not set, but will be hashed out and voted on by the membership.“I hope he will think about that in the days to come.”Jean, Kenney and conservative strategist Doug Schweitzer have already indicated they will run in the leadership race.Jean made it official at an announcement Monday in Airdrie, Alta., and said he would hold a news conference on Tuesday to announce details of his plan “to create a new Alberta Advantage.”last_img read more

Pochettinos heartbreaking account of Dani Jarques death

first_imgArgentine manager Mauricio Pochettino, describes the moments of Dani Jarque’s death when he was still the Espanyol manager.It’s been nine years since the world of football lost Espanyol skipper Dani Jarque, that name sounds familiar because it’s the same name Andres Iniesta wore on his shirt when he scored Spain’s winning World Cup goal and this same man was coached by manager Mauricio Pochettino.The Tottenham Hotspur’s manager released an autobiography called ‘A New World’ with the help of Catalan journalist Guillem Balague, there is a shocking excerpt of this book in which Pochettino recalled the horror he lived on the day that Dani Jarque passed away due to a heart attack at the early age of 26.The tragedy occurred when Espanyol was doing the summer preseason in Florence, Diario AS reported the account today.“After eating I told the players that they could take a nap for a short while and then walk around the streets of Florence for a bit.”“Dani walked by my side and addressed the doctor who was right in front of me: ‘Doctor, can I get an aspirin or paracetamol? I have a slight headache.’ I immediately jumped and told him: ‘You should walk around Florence, have a cup of coffee and the headache will pass.’”“But he said no, he said he wanted to rest because he was tired. Those were the last words I heard from him.”“While I was in the Florence square with my assistant Feliciano di Blasi, our best player Ivan de la Peña, called me. He was crying, he asked me to go back to the hotel because something was wrong with Jarque.”“When we got there, the medics were in the hotel room trying to bring him back to life with CPR. They tried for three hours but he never woke up, it was a coronary at 26.””Fueron las últimas palabras que escuché de él”: Pochettino recuerda con emoción la muerte de Dani Jarque > trippier, Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham HotspursTrippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…— Partido a partido (@partidoapartido) October 23, 2018“What happened was very hard for all of us, it’s was a collective dramatic moment. The doctors were trying to do their job and the players were around them, crying on the floor, everybody in shock…”“You feel impotent because a boy you love is leaving you, a person who is part of your life, I had just given him the skipper’s armband, he reminded me so much of a younger me… and I couldn’t do anything. He was gone.”“The frustration is huge. The silence on the plane back from Florence on the same day was deeply hurtful, it was deafening. But we had to carry on, we had to protect the group, we had to keep it together.”“We needed to find a way to direct all that energy into a state of recovery, a state of confidence. The grief needed to be an engine. Every single glance, every word, every gesture, they all gained a whole new meaning to all of us,” wrote Pochettino at the end of page 91 of his autobiography.Pochettino y el drama de la muerte de Dani Jarque cuando entrenaba al Espanyol.— Diego Latorre (@dflatorre) October 23, 2018last_img read more

Tiny cabins get test run as alternative housing

first_imgTiny cabins get test run as alternative housing 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A small cabin went up today in San Diego’s East Village that can become the start of something much bigger.On Friday, Amikas installed a demonstration model of the Emergency Sleeping Cabin that the organization seeks to introduce as emergency bridge housing in San Diego.This donation is part of Amikas’ ongoing efforts to introduce these emergency sleeping cabins as an option to bridge the gap between living in the Alpha Project Temporary Bridge Shelter and living in permanent housing.The non-profit seeks to house women and children in a pilot community of ten to twenty of these cabins.For now, the donation to Alpha Project marks a big step toward getting the shelters accepted by the local non-profit community that helps the homeless. Posted: September 7, 2018 September 7, 2018 Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more