Galaxy keep playoff hopes alive with win

first_imgRoberts scored when Crew defender Frankie Hejduk failed to clear the ball from inside the 6-yard box. Martino sent a shot through the legs of Ezra Hendrickson and into the goal. By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio – Troy Roberts and Kyle Martino scored in the first half, and the Galaxy beat the Columbus Crew, 2-1, Sunday. The Galaxy (7-13-6) overcame a goal in the second minute by Alejandro Moreno and improved its chances of making the MLS Cup playoffs despite a poor start to the season and a stretch of eight losses in nine games in August and September. The Galaxy responded after the Crew scored barely 100 seconds into the match, taking advantage of Columbus’ inattentive defense in front of its own net by scoring two goals in three minutes to seal the win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Prep sports underway as McKinleyville ties Middletown

first_imgMcKinleyville >> On Friday, the high school fall sports season began, albeit a bit early.With Middletown and Clear Lake High School’s arriving to face multiple Humboldt County team’s over the weekend — approximately one week ahead of the typical start of the season — prep fall sports officially got underway with a couple of early-evening games: Middletown at McKinleyville and Clear Lake at Arcata (see Local Roundup, page C2). McKinleyville (0-0-1 overall) got a gritty goal from Hadley Ward to …last_img read more

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South Africa moves up the Mo Ibrahim Index

first_imgSouth Africa’s overall ranking has risen from 5 to 4Johannesburg, Wednesday 1 October 2014 – Brand South Africa today welcomed the results of the 2014 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance which saw South Africa’s overall position move from 5 to 4.Download press releaseIn addition, South Africa has improved in eight of the sub-indicators in the report including:AccountabilityParticipationGenderBusiness environmentInfrastructureRural sectorWelfare, andHealthThe Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance is the third index in the last few months that has observed improvements in South Africa’s infrastructure. The indices on which South Africa’s ranking in infrastructure has improved include the recently released World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Index and the Institute of Management Development.Reflecting on the 2014 Mo Ibrahim Index, Brand South Africa’s CEO Miller Matola said: “South Africa’s improvements in 8 sub-indicators is very encouraging. Our ranking on infrastructure development also bodes well for our economic growth and development since good infrastructure is attractive to investors and makes it easier to conduct business more efficiently and effectively.”“Despite improvements in the areas highlighted above, we note with concern a decrease in our ranking on Safety & Rule – from position 7 to 8 and Participation and Human Rights from position 3 to 4 this year. These issues impact equally on our competitiveness and ability to attract inward flows of investment.”Brand South Africa will host the second annual South African Competitiveness Forum in Sandton, Johannesburg on 4-5 November 2014 where South Africa’s competitiveness and how it can be strengthened will be discussed by a range of stakeholders.The conversation can be followed at @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Boitumelo MpeteTel: +27 11 712 5007Mobile: +27 (0) 82 358 9047Email: [email protected]last_img read more

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MAIB Saga Sky Should Have Sought Shelter off Dover

first_imgzoom The 1996-built general cargo ship Saga Sky, which collided with a rock carrying barge in November 2016 in adverse weather conditions, should have sought shelter, an investigation unveiled.UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) informed that, in the absence of vessel-specific guidance as a reference for assessing the effect the forecast weather conditions would have on Saga Sky’s manoeuvrability, the master was reliant solely on his own knowledge and experience.MAIB’s report showed that he underestimated the threat in the form of Storm Angus, and chose to continue on passage rather than attempt to seek shelter on the eastern side of Dover Strait until the storm had passed through.Subsequently, Saga Sky’s master became increasingly concerned about the ship’s reduction in speed and decided that an appropriate action would be to turn the ship to starboard onto a reciprocal course and run with the weather until the storm abated.“The master made repeated unsuccessful attempts to turn Saga Sky to starboard and onto a reciprocal course. However, the ship remained generally on a westnorth-westerlyheading with the wind and sea pushing it in a northerly direction towards the UK coast,” MAIB said.Image Courtesy: Port of Felixtowe/TwitterThe cargo ship collided with the rock carrying barge Stema Barge II some 2 miles off the south coast of the UK. As a result of the accident, 2 subsea power cables were severed as the vessels dragged their anchors along the seabed in strong winds.Saga Sky suffered damage to ballast tanks along its starboard side, and the crew were able to compensate for the resulting port list by pumping out ballast from the port ballast tanks. The vessel was assessed by French surveyors as remaining seaworthy and it subsequently crossed the English Channel with the French tug Abeille Languedoc in attendance. It then berthed alongside in Dunkirk until a dry dock became available in which to complete permanent repairs.Stema Barge II suffered extensive damage to its port ballast tanks. The barge remained at anchor off Dover for several days until arrangements were made to tow it to a facility on the River Tyne to carry out repairs.last_img read more

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Prince Rupert Box Terminal to Be Further Expanded in 2019

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The Port of Prince Rupert and DP World have agreed on terms of a project development plan that outlines the next phase of expansion for the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal.As informed, the Phase 2B expansion will increase annual throughput capacity at Canada’s second largest container terminal to 1.8 million TEUs when complete in 2022.The Fairview Phase 2B project follows the 2017 completion of Fairview Phase 2A, which increased the terminal capacity by 500,000 TEUs to its current capacity of 1.35 million TEUs.The construction on Phase 2B will begin in mid-2019. There will be an initial gradual release of capacity to 1.6 million TEUs in 2020, following the completed expansion of the container yard to the south, according to the port authority.“The execution of this agreement signifies DP World’s commitment to enabling Canadian trade with another significant investment that will bring a total of one million additional TEUs of container capacity to the Port of Prince Rupert in less than five years. This project will provide critical trade-enabling infrastructure for Canada’s west coast, a timely response to forecasted growth in trans-Pacific trade and supportive of Canada’s efforts to diversify markets through new free trade agreements such as the CPTPP,” Bud Smith, Port of Prince Rupert Chair, commented.The project will expand the container yard from its current 32 hectares to 41 hectares and add two new rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes as well as an eighth dock gantry crane. The existing maintenance and administration buildings will be relocated to create additional container storage capacity.Separately, the port authority announced the completion of the Atlin Promenade, the latest waterfront improvement project to be funded by the Port of Prince Rupert. The port believes the 80-meter Atlin Promenade will be a significant aesthetic and logistics improvement for cruise business at the Northland Terminal.last_img read more

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