Sanko’s Restructuring Concluded

first_imgzoom Japan’s shipping firm Sanko Steamship said today that the Tokyo District Court issued an order today to terminate the company’s reorganization proceedings.Sanko Steamshi, filed for bankruptcy in July, 2012 after failing to come to grips with up to USD 2 billion of accrued debt.As debt was piling up, several shipowners, resorted to seizure of Sanko-owned ships forcing the struggling ship owner to opt for protection from its creditors and initiate restructuring proceedings.According to Sanko, the reorganizing company obtained the order approving the reorganization plan from the Tokyo District Court on October 17, 2013, and has steadily implemented the plan since the approval of the plan that followed in November 2013.“We would like to take this opportunity to express sincere appreciation for your cooperation and support in the reorganization proceedings of the reorganizing company,” Sanko said in a statement, addressing the market.Sanko had already restructured its operations once before back in 1985.The dry bulk and tanker shipping company, one of the oldest in Japan, launched its operations in 1934.World Maritime News Staff; Image: Sankolast_img read more

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Wish comes true Ontario teen becomes prime minister for the day

first_imgOTTAWA — Fifteen-year-old Aiden Anderson wants potential voters to remember his name because one day he will be prime minister.The Ontario teen wanted to know what it’s like to be the Canadian prime minister and this week he got a taste. Anderson was born with a rare heart defect and says he’s had four open heart surgeries, many ambulance rides and hospital visits.He made a wish through Make-A-Wish Canada to step into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s shoes.Anderson spent the day attending press conferences and touring Parliament buildings. Yesterday he had an RCMP escort, took part in a special-forces exercise and toured Rideau Hall.Anderson says he’s always been fascinated by politics, especially after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.He says he’s meeting Trudeau today and plans to talk about how Canada can help countries in Africa and the Middle East.“I really want to know if there’s anything more our government is going to do to help them because they are like us, they are good people and they deserve to live a long and happy life,” he says.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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UPDATE MuchFACT BravoFACT decision APPEALED

first_imghttps://petitions.noscommunes.ca/fr/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1137 Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment JUN 30, 2017 — IMPORTANT UPDATE: The CRTC ruling cancelling MuchFACT & Bravo!FACT is now officially being appealed! Please sign the House of Commons petition to send this ruling back for review and reversal.https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1137AVIS IMPORTANT : La décision du CRTC d’annuler les sources de financement de MuchFact et Bravo!Fact est maintenant officiellement en appel. SVP, signez la pétition à la Chambre des Communes afin que cette décision soit révisée et renversée. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Ryan Gosling to host Saturday Night Live premiere with JayZ as musical

first_imgRyan Gosling is seen at a press panel at Hotel Adlon on September 18, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (SEBASTIAN REUTER / GETTY IMAGES FOR SONY PICTURES) Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Kumail Nanjiani will host the season’s third show on Oct. 14. He stars in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and recently wrote and starred in the acclaimed film The Big Sick. Pink will be musical guest.This season NBC’s Saturday Night Live will air live simultaneously across the U.Scenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook NEW YORK—Saturday Night Live says it’s kicking off its 43rd season Sept. 30 with guest host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z.For Gosling’s encore host appearance he’ll be on hand to promote his new film, Blade Runner 2049, directed by fellow Canadian Denis Villeneuve. Jay-Z will be plugging a world tour that starts next month.On Oct. 7, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot will be guest host, with musical guest Sam Smith.last_img read more

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UN urges inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sudans Southern Kordofan state

15 August 2011The United Nations today called for a thorough investigation into violations of international law committed in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state in June which it said could, if substantiated, amount to crimes against humanity or war crimes. A preliminary report, produced jointly by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the former UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), describes a wide range of alleged violations of international law in the town of Kadugli, as well as in the surrounding Nuba mountains, after fighting broke out in Kadugli on 5 June between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army North (SPLA-N).Reported violations included “extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and illegal detention, enforced disappearances, attacks against civilians, looting of civilian homes and destruction of property,” as well as massive displacement, according to a news release issued by OHCHR.“This is a preliminary report produced under very challenging circumstances and with very limited access to affected areas,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.“However what it suggests has been happening in Southern Kordofan is so serious that it is essential there is an independent, thorough and objective inquiry with the aim of holding perpetrators to account,” she added.The report, which covers the period from 5 to 30 June, also describes aerial bombardments on civilian areas in Kadugli and elsewhere in Southern Kordofan, which, it says, have resulted in “significant loss of life.” “The SAF regularly conducted aerial bombardments in the Nuba Mountains, and in several towns and villages populated by the Nuba,” the report states, while also citing a number of SAF air strikes on airstrips used by humanitarian organizations. It also describes widespread looting by elements of the Popular Defence Force (a militia allied with the SAF), alleged attacks on churches, the burning of houses in Nuba villages, interference with medical and humanitarian assistance and allegations of the existence of several mass graves in Kadugli itself and in a number of villages in the region.However, neither the existence of the mass graves nor other reports suggesting possible use of chemical weapons have been fully verified, OHCHR stated.Most, but not all, of the violations and allegations detailed in the report are attributed to the SAF, the Central Reserve Police or their militia allies. Ms. Pillay expressed concern about continuing violence in the six weeks since the end of the period covered by the report, and noted some of its key recommendations concerning access.“It is vital that unhindered access is granted to human rights monitors to conduct investigations into allegations of continuing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, and to humanitarian actors trying to bring relief to the affected populations whose access has also been severely restricted by both sides,” she said. “We need the access to be able to go in and look at the situation, to investigate certainly. But also longer-term presence for the promotion and protection of human rights of the community,” said Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang, who travelled through Sudan during a week-long visit in June.The report describes a number of specific individual detentions and disappearances – including some women and children – as well as “a series of extrajudicial killings targeted at people who were affiliated with the SPLA-N and SPLM, most of whom allegedly were from the Nuba communities.” It also notes a long list of attacks and harassment of UN staff – especially those of Nuban descent – as well as the dropping of bombs near UNMIS positions.“These flagrant and repeated violations of international conventions as well as specific agreements with the Government of Sudan concerning the privileges and immunities under which the UN operates are an extremely serious matter which cannot be left unresolved or unpunished,” said the High Commissioner.She urged the Sudanese Government to immediately release any UN staff who are still in custody, as well as all other detainees who have not committed any crime.Southern Kordofan lies in Sudan but borders the newly independent South Sudan. The mandate of UNMIS came to an end after South Sudan became its own nation on 9 July. The Security Council created the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), but the new mission does not have a mandate to operate in Sudan. read more

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Fatal accident at Newmont Ahafo Mill Expansion project in Ghana suspends production

first_imgNewmont Mining Corporation has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of six colleagues in a tragic accident at the Ahafo Mill Expansion (AME) project at its gold mining operations in Ghana. A contractor crew of eight people was working inside the reclaim tunnel of the Ahafo Mill Expansion project when the roof of the tunnel collapsed. Of these eight, two individuals escaped with minor injuries. Emergency response teams were immediately dispatched to scene of the accident but six people lost their lives in the roof collapse.Newmont Ghana says it immediately notified authorities and is cooperating with the police in their investigation. Operations at Ahafo have been suspended, and the Ahafo Mill Expansion project will be suspended until Newmont is satisfied that work can recommence safely. Company representatives are notifying the families of the deceased, and providing them and co-workers with support and counseling.“On behalf of the entire Newmont family I would like to express our deepest sorrow and extend our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and co-workers of the victims,” said Gary Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our priorities right now are to support the families of those who lost loved ones in this terrible accident, and to cooperate with authorities to investigate its causes.”last_img read more

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Our job is to get them answers Police urge witnesses of Tyrone

first_img By Hayley Halpin Mar 21st 2019, 4:20 PM Image: Liam McBurney via PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4554415 POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are again appealing for witnesses to come forward following the deaths of three teenagers at a St Patrick’s Day disco in Cookstown, Tyrone. 17-year-old Lauren Bullock, 16-year-old Connor Currie and 17-year old Morgan Barnard were killed in the incident outside the Greenvale Hotel. Their funerals are due to take place tomorrow.Morgan Barnard’s funeral mass will be held in Saint Patrick’s Church, Dungannon, at 10am while Lauren Bullock will be laid to rest at 11am in Saint Patrick’s Church, Donaghmore. At 2pm, Conor Currie’s funeral mass will take place in Saint Malachy’s Church Edendork.“With the funerals of Morgan, Connor and Lauren tomorrow, my thoughts and the thoughts of all my officers are very much with the families. Our job is to get them answers as to why they have lost their children,” PSNI Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray said. On Tuesday, detectives from the PSNI Major Investigation Team arrested two men aged 52 and 40 on suspicion of manslaughter. They were taken into custody for questioning.To date, detectives involved in the investigation have identified 400 young people who were in the queue or car park on Sunday evening. 82 of those young people have now been interviewed and arrangements have been made to interview 106 others over the next few days. 72 people have availed of the facility at the Burnavon Centre to speak with detectives. Detectives are appealing to anyone who has not yet contacted them to come forward. “In the joint statement from the three families, they have made clear they wish that witnesses come forward and talk to police,” Murray said.  7,536 Views Detectives would again reassure anyone with concerns, they focus of our investigation is not the age of people who were at the event – it is about trying to find answers for the families of the three teenagers who tragically died. “I would urge parents to talk with your children, support them and encourage them to come forward and tell their story to police so we can get an accurate picture of events that night. Their accounts of events on Sunday night could be crucial to establishing how Connor, Lauren and Morgan died,” Murray said. Detectives can be contacted at the dedicated incident room at Dungannon police station by calling 101, extension 53055. Alternatively, people can visit the dedicated room at the Burnavon Arts Centre in Cookstown. Anyone with any information, images or footage can also pass it to police via this link.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share2 Tweet Email Students leave floral tributes outside the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone Image: Liam McBurney via PA Images Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 4:20 PM Students leave floral tributes outside the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone ‘Our job is to get them answers’: Police urge witnesses of Tyrone disco crush to come forward Three teenagers died in the incident on St Patrick’s Day. Short URL No Comments last_img read more

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Zidane to hold unexpected press conference to clarify future

first_imgReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has announced that he will be holding an unexpected press conference to clarify his position at the clubThe Frenchman led Real to their fourth Champions League trophy in five years, and their third under his management, by defeating Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev on Saturday.But the Real board are believed to be frustrated with their domestic campaign this season, that has seen them surrender their La Liga crown to Barcelona and finish a disappointing third and 17 points behind the Catalan club.The club posted a statement on their website, announcing that Zidane will hold a  press conference in the Spanish capital for Thursday afternoon at 1 pm local time.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Since replacing Rafael Benitez at the Santiago Bernabeu in January 2016, Zidane has won 104 of his 149 matches in charge with a win percentage of 69.80%.The 45-year-old  has also won a total of nine trophies in his two and a half seasons in charge.last_img read more

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ZIKA Press Release

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Feb 2016 – The number of Zika cases continues to increases in the Caribbean and Latin America region and more countries are becoming affected, The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services is please to say that the Turks and Caicos Islands is currently Zika free.The Premiere, Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, the Hon., Dr. Rufus W Ewing advises that TCI Government in its commitment to ensure that the Turks and Caicos remains Zika Free, Cabinet yesterday approved emergency funds in the sum of $327,433.00 to procure additional resources, chemicals and step-up on manpower in the fight to ensure that TCI remain Zika Free.The funding will be used to purchase mosquito nets for our vulnerable Populations such as pregnant women, the elderly. In addition, the Government also intend to bulk purchase mosquito repellents which would be distributed to the above mentioned vulnerable group’s households throughout the islands.The Department of Environmental Health will also be purchasing additional fogging machines and several hand-held industrial fogging machines which would permit more effective fogging operations throughout the islands, particularly within communities and areas which are not easily accessible with vehicles.Cabinet also granted approval for a reduction in the tariff for the purchasing of held fogging machines, as such the public and the commercial establishments on island are encouraged to import hand-held fogging machine, and individuals are also encouraged to purchase these items and as frequent as necessary engage in fogging of their premises.However, the Government recognize that fogging alone will not be the solution. Part of the solution is to prevent the adult mosquito from finding suitable areas with settled water to lay their eggs. In an effort to address this, The Turks and Caicos Government in collaboration with the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) and other civic groups will be conducting a National clean-up Campaign. Communities and resident are encouraged to clean their back yard, place the trash in front of their property and arrangement would be made to remove the trash.All persons, community groups, church groups, schools, adult’s young and old asre encourage to come out and be part of the Nationwide clean up exercise in an effort to ensure that TCIG remain Zika Free. This is a matter of National urgency and all persons are encouraged to take part and do their part in keeping TCIG Zika free. Speaking on the Zika threat was TCHTA’s Executive Director Stacy Cox who noted, “Last week we attended a webinar with CHTA, CTO and our Caribbean counterparts where information on the virus and preventative measures were disseminated. We will be in constant communication with CHTA and will share any pertinent information with our local stakeholders including health protocols in dealing with mosquito-borne viral diseases found in our region.”Cox added, “One takeaway from the meeting was the importance of educating our residents about ways to control the mosquito population. TCHTA as the largest tourism and hospitality body in the nation will therefore be increasing our public awareness and training among our employees and will be taking proactive measures to combat Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya.”The Ministry further advises that protecting yourself from mosquito bites will help you to stay safe from contracting Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika and if travel is essential to areas experiencing these diseases, especially for pregnant women, remember to exercise extreme caution to avoid mosquito bites.To Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites:Apply insect repellents on exposed skin liberallyWhen weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pantsUse air conditioning or window/door screens to keep mosquitoes outsideIf you are not able to protect yourself from mosquitoes inside your home or hotel, sleep under a mosquito netHelp reduce the number of mosquitoes inside and outside your home by:Check around buildings for anything that could hold water, inspect your home and yard weeklyTurn containers over or cover themGet rid of or cover old tiresProperly dispose of all garbage/refuseCover boats, children’s pools, water drums and rain barrels etc.Clean rain gutters and make sure they are flowing properlyCheck screens for holesEmpty standing water from containers such as flower pots or buckets Luxury events for Chicago’s leading travel and media professionals hosted by #TeamTCI Recommended for you Related Items:chta, Dengue, TCHTA, ZIka Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos invited to the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore TCI: Hard work happens each day, says new President of TC Hotel and Tourism Association; Strategic Action Plan unveiledlast_img read more

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Connolly speaks says termination bombshell dropped on her this morning

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 16, 2017 – Providenciales – Josephine Connolly says that she is stunned by the move of the Premier and confirmed to us, just moments ago, that she was indeed fired by Sharlene Robinson and that she found out in a meeting with the Premier only this morning.Connolly says this move is in violation of the PDM Constitution which would have required that a formal complaint was lodged and that she would have had a chance to answer to that complaint.While Connolly, who was the second most popular At Large elected member in the recent 2016 General Election, admitted that there was an NGC Meeting of the People’s Democratic Movement last Friday night where there was talk of the rumors and a call to respect party leadership, she says nothing was said to her directly.A meeting had been requested of the Premier by the now former Education Minister, she explained in a phone interview, but that meeting was not granted until today when she learned that since yesterday her position in Cabinet had been revoked.  Connolly says a press release for her to explain her side is coming.Josephine Connolly also told Magnetic Media that this decision to revoke the ministerial position has no bearing on her commitment to serve as an all island elected member to the House of Assembly.Mrs. Connolly called rumors of her ‘cussing out’ the Premier untrue, and said she was ‘very careful’ in dealing with the family emergency involving her nephew and his newborn son.#MagneticMediaNews#JosephineConnollyfired#Connollysaysfiringwasabombshelltoher Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#Connollysaysfiringwasabombshelltoher, #JosephineConnollyfired, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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