EU Adds 3 Non-EU Yards to Approved List of Recycling Facilities

first_imgThe European Commission has added six new yards to its list of approved ship recycling facilities.For the first time, three yards located outside the EU have been included in the list, those being Izmir-based Leyal Gemi Söküm Sanayi ve Tícaret Ltd and Leyal Demtaș Gemi Söküm Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ș. and the U.S.-based International Shipbreaking Limited L.L.C. “We are once again proud to have achieved another major milestone in our continuous effort to offer the industry sustainable ship recycling options, both in relation to realizing significant asset values as well as with respect to safe and environmentally sound recycling operations,” Dimitri Ayvatoglu, Head Special Projects & External Affairs at LEYAL, said.Finland-based Turku Repair Yard also made it to the list together with Italy’s San Giorgio del Porto S.p.A. and Denmark’s  Modern American Recycling Services Europe. From December 31 2018, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation requires all large sea-going vessels sailing under an EU Member State flag to use an approved ship recycling facility included in the European List. European ship owners own 35% of the world fleet. A large percentage of these is being dismantled on beaches in South Asia, under conditions harmful to workers’ health and the environment.With the adoption of the updated List, the European Commission aims to ensure that ships are recycled in facilities that are safe for workers and environmentally sound.“The EU is committed to reducing the impact of EU shipping industry on the environment, including through better protection of environment and workers in ship recycling. The inclusion of the first yards located outside the EU is a major milestone and the recognition of very significant efforts and resources dedicated by the concerned yards towards this goal. The updated List will increase the recycling capacity of the European List, and give European ship owners a wider range of recycling options,” EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said.last_img read more

‘Half of women’ tell of emotional violence

first_imgNZ Herald 14 Nov 2011A family violence expert is calling for a national discussion about relationships after finding that more than half of New Zealand women have suffered psychological and emotional violence from their partners. NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse co-director Dr Janet Fanslow found 51.5 per cent of a sample of 2700 Auckland and Waikato women have been subjected to emotional violence by a current or previous partner, including 17 per cent within the past year. Twenty-seven per cent said their current or most recent partners had also tried to control them through behaviours such as always wanting to know where they were.She asked Kiwi women the same questions as in a 2005 World Health Organisation study of 10 countries, where women reporting physical violence from partners ranged from 13 per cent in Japan to 61 per cent in Peru.As reported in 2004, she found 32 per cent of Kiwi women had suffered physical violence from partners – higher than in Japan or the only other developed nation in the WHO study, Serbia and Montenegro (23 per cent), although lower than the nearest developing nation in the study, Samoa (40.5 per cent). In her paper Sticks, Stones or Words? she says Kiwi women also reported more of all kinds of psychological and emotional violence than women in Japan, Serbia or Samoa. Almost half (46 per cent) said current or previous partners had insulted them or made them feel bad about themselves, 30 per cent had been “belittled or humiliated in front of other people“, 26 per cent said partners had “done things to scare or intimidate [them] on purpose”, and 19 per cent said partners had threatened to hurt them or someone they cared about. Asked about controlling behaviours, 18 per cent said their current or most recent partner “insists on knowing where you are at all times“, 11 per cent said he “ignores or treats you indifferently“, 10 per cent said he “gets angry if you speak to another man“, 9 per cent tried to stop her seeing friends and 5 per cent tried to restrict her family contact. read more

Parker upset by Upton Park boo-boys

first_imgTottenham midfielder Scott Parker admits he was surprised and upset at being booed by West Ham fans on his return to Upton Park on Monday night. Parker joined Tottenham last season in a £6million deal after four seasons with the east London club. The England midfielder, who gave away a penalty in Tottenham’s 3-2 win, admits he was taken aback by the jeers from the home crowd. “I didn’t expect the West Ham fans to boo me and obviously it was a little bit upsetting,” said Parker, who played 113 times for West Ham. “I don’t know why (they did it). I don’t know if it’s because I went to their local rivals… I’m not sure, but I just would have liked to think that maybe I would have got a better reception after what I did in my time here.” During his time at Upton Park, Parker was named ‘Hammer of the year’ three times, and was also named footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association in his final season even though the Hammers were relegated from the top flight. The 32-year-old put in some lionhearted performances for the Hammers during his time at the club, but he was booed throughout his first appearance at Upton Park since departing for West Ham’s local rivals Spurs. He added: “I loved (Upton Park), the fans, and I loved the club. I had four fantastic years here and it will always be a club with a massive place in my heart. I was looking forward to coming back and I couldn’t wait to go out there and play so I was disappointed (to be booed).” Spurs moved up to third in the Barclays Premier League following the win, which came courtesy of a last-minute wonder-strike from Gareth Bale. Parker thinks the come-from-behind victory will have served as a warning to Arsenal, against whom they play in the north London derby on Sunday. When asked what he thought Arsenal’s players would make of seeing Bale’s killer goal fly in, Parker said: “It’s deflating isn’t it? I’ve been in that position where you’re watching the scores come up (on television) and it goes ‘last minute goal at wherever’ and you’re praying it’s the other team – and it isn’t, it’s the team that you don’t want to score. “So it is deflating as a player on the opposite end, and I’m sure the Arsenal players are like that.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Newcastle’s Cabaye in PSG’s thoughts

first_img “We are very happy with this team, but with all the competitions in which we are engaged we must be aware there will be issues, as we have seen with Adrien Rabiot.” From his perspective, Cabaye sees no reason why he could not be playing Champions League football with Newcastle next season. With United seven points adrift of the all-important fourth-place currently occupied by Liverpool, Cabaye said: “We are in good shape.” Speaking to reporters, he added: “Champions League is a bigger level, but we have the capacity to just stay next to the big teams. “If we are still in a similar position (to challenge for the top four) by the end of the season, why not?” Insisting he is happy at Newcastle, Cabaye added: “For me the most important thing, as I said, is to do my best for the team. “If the manager or the staff are happy with my performance and the fans who are supporting me are happy, I am happy. “My mentality hasn’t changed. Even after what happened in the summer – and I will do my best for the team every day.” At present, Newcastle insist no bid has been received. But with Cabaye in form, scoring five goals in his last seven appearances for Newcastle, and available to play in the Champions League knockout stages, he is an attractive proposition to Blanc. The former France manager is in need of a midfielder after losing Adrien Rabiot to injury. Speaking to Canal+ after PSG thrashed Nantes 5-0 on Sunday to retain their five-point lead at the top of the table, Blanc said: “It would be good to have an extra player in midfield. “We need a player who has the same mentality as the others when they are playing or on the bench. He must love to play. “He must be technically good and be tough, and whether this player comes or does not come, there will be competition in all positions. “I’ve been saying for a month and a half – and the injury to Adrien makes it more urgent – that we need an extra player in midfield.” Asked specifically about Cabaye, Blanc added: “I ask myself. I know the man. He has that character, but there are others. Press Association Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc has refused to rule out a move for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye before the January transfer window closes. Speculation previously surfaced around Cabaye in the summer, when he missed the Magpies’ first three games of the season following a bid from Arsenal. Blanc has made no secret of his admiration for the 28-year-old, and reports suggest PSG are preparing to double the Gunners’ offer with a £20million-plus fee. last_img read more

Allardyce warns Morrison

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce has warned Ravel Morrison his loan spell at Cardiff is his last chance to prove he is worthy of a future at Upton Park. Press Association “I got no ratings off people in the club not the club itself just people in it,” he wrote before later adding: “I’ve got 0% ratings at West Ham.” After moving from Manchester United, where he was originally considered a marvellous prospect, Morrison has spent time at Birmingham and QPR whilst being used sparingly when available to Allardyce. And now the England Under-21 midfielder appears to be in the last-chance saloon with his manager. “He can go and play some football and see if he can get regular first team football and we can keep him an eye on him,” Allardyce said in explaining the loan to the Sky Bet Championship side. “And then in and around Christmas time we have to make a decision regarding Rav because he’s coming into the last year of his contract now. “It’s not that he has to impress me as a footballer, we know about his talent. It’s about playing the talent and himself to a disciplined life in general, is what needs to happen with Rav. If that happens we’d want him here.” Off-field misdemeanours have often seen Morrison’s career stagnate whilst others have prospered and Allardyce remains wary that those problems will continue to dog the precious talent in the future. “It’s about self-discipline,” he said. “We have our code of conduct like everybody else but self-discipline as a professional player in life is very important. And he has to sort that side of it out for me to be part of this squad that we have here. “It’s a lack of concentration and a lack of discipline. In the end you can only talk to him so often, so many times about changing. Since he’s been here he has got better, there’s no doubt about that. “But he still needs to get even more disciplined to where he is now. I think that he’s happy when he’s playing first-team football as well.” If Morrison’s future at West Ham remains unresolved, that of summer signing Enner Valencia appears bright after his impressive start. The Ecuador international scored a wonderful goal in the Hammers’ 2-2 draw at Hull and has become an instant hit with the fans. Those fans, in film at least, were the first impression Valencia had of West Ham – after watching the 2005 football hooliganism movie ‘Green Street’. The independent film, starring Elijah Wood, is based around West Ham hooligans but Valencia was not put off and has since learnt that those days are consigned to the history of British football. “I knew about West Ham mainly from watching films and I know that the supporters were very passionate,” he said. “I don’t remember all of the names but I remember ‘Green Street’. I was not scared (of moving to West Ham) I respected the fact that they are very passionate supporters and when I found out I was coming here I didn’t know what to expect. “As soon as I arrived I was told that that was all back in the day, in the old days, and it has all changed now.” Valencia has experience of supporter unrest having been locked in his home stadium when former club Emelec lost at home to their Ecuadorian Clasico rivals Barcelona in a title-decider. “It was a derby, the Clasico, and our main rivals were top of the league,” he explained. “We had to beat them in order to move onto the same points and we couldn’t get the win. It was very difficult to get everyone out of the stadium.” After a 3-1 win over Liverpool last weekend, Valencia is now ready to continue the development of his partnership with Diafra Sakho at the expense of Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils – who lost 5-3 at Leicester on Sunday. I watched that game live,” he said. “Everyone loves to play against Manchester United and if you get the chance you would love to beat them. It was exactly what I was expecting and it is what I like about the Premier League – anyone can beat anyone, that is what makes it such an interesting league and I was expecting to be able to beat the top teams. “I hope I can continue to score and to help the team to get as high up the table as possible.” The 21-year-old has moved to south Wales for three months having played just 33 minutes in the Barclays Premier League so far this season. Morrison, who is currently on bail until the new year on assault charges, tweeted ahead of the move that his talent was going unnoticed in east London. last_img read more

Onazi, Etebo React to Eagles Home Win over Algeria

first_imgRio Olympics hero Etebo has now racked up a handful of full international caps and he said he has justified his recall to the country’s team. “I believe I grabbed my opportunity in the national team today,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria stars Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo have expressed happiness with the Super Eagles 3-1 home win over Algeria in Uyo.Onazi insisted that the team are not preoccupied with leadership of their group as they hope to keep winning until they have landed in Russia. “We want to keep winning our games until we have qualified for the World Cup,” maintained the Turkey-based midfielder.Feirense of Portugal ace Etebo dedicated the big home win to the fans. “It was a good game and we thank God for the victory,” said the former Warri Wolves star. “This is to all the fans.”last_img read more

Syracuse falls 7-0 to Georgia Tech, its 4th loss in last 5 matches

first_img Published on March 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Related Stories Cracking the code: How a snack propelled Syracuse to its highest ranking in program historyDina Hegab transitions from clay courts to hard courts and is off to an 8-2 start in singles play No. 30 Syracuse’s (8-4, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) midseason slide continued on Friday afternoon when it was shutout by No. 34 Georgia Tech (8-5, 3-1), 7-0.After winning its first seven matches, the Orange has lost four of its last five. Friday afternoon’s matchup at Ken Byers Tennis Complex in Atlanta was also SU’s third straight loss.The Orange didn’t tally a single win on Friday and in its last three matches — all of them losses — Syracuse has only one win in singles play.SU’s one bright spot came when Valeria Salazar and Gabriela Knutson took a 3-1 lead. But the pair dropped the next five games and fell 3-6, giving the Yellow Jackets the doubles point. Before the loss, the No. 26 doubles team of Salazar and Knutson was 5-0 in the ACC and 6-0 overall.To make it 2-0, freshman Dina Hegab, who began the year 8-0 in singles, lost 2-6, 2-6. It’s her third straight singles loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Yellow Jackets claimed a 3-0 lead when Salazar fell 0-6, 4-6. To clinch the match and make it 4-0, Georgia Tech’s Johnnise Renaud beat No. 45 singles player Anna Shkudun, 1-6, 5-7. Shkudun has lost four of her last five singles matches.Since joining the ACC, the Orange is 0-3 versus Georgia Tech.On Sunday, Syracuse continues its stretch of road matches at Clemson. First serve is at 10 a.m. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Six players to watch in the NCAA tournament East region

first_imgWith the bracket finalized and the NCAA tournament set to kick off Tuesday, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team finds itself in the East Region as the No. 7 seed. In terms of individual talent, the East boasts some of the best floor leaders in college basketball along with some of the country’s most tenacious rebounders.The Badgers have seen plenty of Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell this season, and the senior point guard finds himself alongside UW once again in the region. But, here are six other players to watch in the Badgers’ region this postseason:Kris Dunn — Senior guard, ProvidenceDunn is not only one of the best point guards in college basketball, but one of its best all-around players, averaging 16.0 points, 6.4 assists and 5.5 rebounds over the course of the season. While Providence has struggled as a team down the stretch, Dunn’s talent as a floor leader is sure to give the Friars a chance in any game they play going forward.Brice Johnson — Senior forward, North CarolinaJohnson is an absolute monster on the boards, averaging 10.6 rebounds per game this season on top of 16.6 points — both of which are team highs. In January, Johnson managed to score 39 points and grab 23 rebounds against Florida State, further asserting his dominance on the glass despite being undersized at just 6-foot-9. Johnson also possesses a fairly consistent mid-range jump shot and has become more and more of a versatile threat on offense this season.Demetrius Jackson — Junior guard, Notre DameJackson is one of the quickest players in all of college basketball and one of the country’s more dangerous guards in terms of his ability to be a playmaker and score the basketball. While Jackson and the Fighting Irish have been rather inconsistent all season, the speedy point guard has been known to show up when his team needs him to the most. He won’t let Notre Dame to go down easily.Tyler Ulis — Sophomore guard, KentuckyUlis took on the job of being Kentucky’s starting point guard this year after serving a reserve role for all of last season and has not disappointed. Listed at just 5-foot-9, the undersized point guard has relied on his quickness and big play ability to record seven double-doubles and average 16.8 points and 7.2 assists per game this season. His 3.79 assist-turnover ratio is fifth best in the country and Ulis has proven to be the kind of floor leader that can carry a team to the Final Four.Devin Williams — Junior forward, West VirginiaWilliams has been the anchor of a West Virginia defense that is among the very best in the country on the foundation of their smothering full court press. He’s coming off his most impressive performance of the season — 31 points and 10 rebounds against Kansas in the Big 12 championship game — and will look to continue his dominance in the paint on both sides of the ball. Williams has also recorded 15 double-doubles this season.Jameel Warney — Senior forward, Stony BrookWarney may be one of the most dominant post presences in the country that no one knows about. He is coming off a dominant performance in the American East championship game where he recorded 43 points and 10 rebounds and is averaging 30.3 points and 15.3 rebounds in his last three outings. While Stony Brook may have one of the tougher first-round matchups against Kentucky, yet another dominant performance from Warney could potentially put the team in a position to compete.last_img read more

Michael Irvin discloses biopsy taken on throat

first_imgView this post on Instagram Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin is awaiting word on his health after having a biopsy taken on his throat this week.Irvin said Tuesday on Instagram that he has experienced problems with his throat since late November and was eventually advised by his doctor to undergo the procedure.  Irvin noted in his post that he has a family history with throat cancer:center_img ‪Spent Sun & Mon in LA at UCLA medical Health (Ronald Reagan Hospital) doing health test. I would not usually do this but this I need to share. Growing up in the ghetto of Ft Lauderdale the one thing you have to conquer to get out is FEAR. I did! As a football player the no fear gift served me well as a blessing and an asset on the field but sometimes off the field it’s been a curse and a liability. This past football season after the @dallascowboys beat the @Saints i was so elated and hyped I lost my voice and the problem persisted for almost 2months. After visiting some of the best throat Doctors they thought it to be wise to take a deeper look at the situation. So we schedule and performed a throat biopsy. To give background I share with you that I loss my father at the young age of 51. He had throat cancer. This daemon has chased and vexed me deep in my spirit all my life. So saying I am afraid this time is a big big understatement. I AM TERRIFIED!! My Faith tells me whenever you face great fear you go to your greatness power. Mine is God. I am asking all who will. Could you please send up a prayer to help my family and I deal with whatever the results may be? Thanks for your thoughts and prayers in advance🙏🏾🙏🏾I will continue to pray for your fams protection and prosperity as well. May God Bless us all 🙏🏾🙏🏾‬A post shared by Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:06pm PDTPHOTOS: Top 10 Dallas Cowboys of all timeIrvin, 53, played his entire NFL career (1988-99) with the Cowboys, compiling 750 career receptions,11,904 yards and 65 touchdowns. He and fellow “Triplets” Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman helped Dallas win three Super Bowls from 1992-95.He has been working as an analyst for NFL Network. He previously was an analyst for ESPN.last_img read more

Olympic Committee of BiH awarded Amel Tuka for his Success at Doha World Athletics Championship

first_imgWith great enthusiasm, the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed the tremendous success of Amel Tuka, who achieved second place in the 800meters race at the Doha World Athletics Championship.“This medal is the result of Amel Tuka’s long work and renunciation, his dedication to sporting goals and his love for his homeland. Olympic Committee of BiH has long recognized and supported Amel’s top quality and has continually supported him with 13 more athletes on his journey to the Olympic He made this a great overture for the coming Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020,” was stated from the Committee.The Olympic Committee made the decision to award Tuka with 15,000 BAM for a silver medal from the Doha World Cup.last_img