Sainsbury’s to take stock with property adviser pitch

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East End Protests Focus on Justice and Juneteenth

first_imgThis weekend events in protest of police brutality and racial inequality continue across the East End.On Juneteenth, a holiday that marks the end of slavery, there are protests scheduled in every major city, as well as in Montauk and Southampton Village.East End Against Hate, a student-based organization that aims to educate the community on racial injustices, organized a protest on Friday at the Henry “Hank” Zebrowski Memorial Soccer Field on South Erie Street, from 3 to 5 PM. The group also organized the protest in Sag Harbor on June 5.“In this protest, we hope to address the violent acts of racism that have transpired in recent weeks and to educate those who have either chosen to stay silent or who have actively participated in the spread of discrimination,” the group said in an email. “We have peaceful intentions and will not tolerate aggression nor destruction.”Masks are a must and social distancing is encouraged when possible. Food and drinks will be provided.This is not the first protest in Montauk. On June 5, the surfing community gathered Friday evening at Ditch Plains as part of “Solidarity in Surf,” a worldwide protest paddle out to remember George Floyd and all those who lost their lives to police brutality.Two events are slated for Agawam Park in Southampton Village on Friday. The first, at 10 AM, is a Juneteenth celebration. There will be food, speakers, and information. Attendees can bring lawn chairs, but are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.Long Island United Youth has organized a “Black History Matters” at Agawam Park at 6 PM. According to the flyer, the event is “where we all come together and march for ALL the black lives facing racial injustice in America.”Also on Friday, a 25-mile bicycle ride will take place on the North Fork from 5 to 8 PM. The Motley Crew Bicycle Club will lead the #25MilesforJustice from Jamesport to Greenport, and anyone can join in along the way.On Saturday, “Unity in the Community,” a voters registration rally will take place at Stozky Park in Riverhead, starting at 1 PM. There will be guest speakers, information about voting, a car show, a BBQ and music by DJ Phil. Eric Williams, who was the first to organize a protest on the East End in the wake George Floyd’s death, has put together the event.Know of another event happening this weekend on the East End? Email Sharelast_img read more

Hansa makes Brazilian FPSO move

first_imgWith a total volume of 24,075 cu m, the consignment was loaded on board HHL Valparaiso at the Brazilian ports of Itajaí and Rio de Janeiro, and transported to Qingdao in China, where the equipment will undergo final outfitting before being delivered back to Brazil.The pipe racks and modules belong to the FPSO unit P-67, which is being designed for the pre-salt clusters off the coast of Brazil. The heaviest unit loaded on board the Hansa ship weighed in at 730 tonnes.”Our in-house team of engineers worked closely with the customer from the onset of the order to come up with the most viable and cost-effective transport solution for this very complex project,” said Joerg Roehl, chief commercial officer at Hansa.”This included custom-built grillage for load-spreading on deck to accommodate the heavy modules, the modification of lifting lugs and the installation of platforms for safe access.”Ian Broad, director of cargo management at Hansa, added: “We also had limited cargo information which meant a cargo inspection was necessary to assess the clash of rigging arrangements with the equipment and protrusions.”The heavy lift shipping company noted that it also faced a number of other challenges during the project, including draft and navigational restrictions at the river passage in Itajaí, tight stowage and a long waiting time at all ports.  www.hansaheavylift.comlast_img read more

XLP members move in Asia On behalf of Dhaka Power Distribution Company, Conveyor Logistics coordinated the transport of 62 cable drums, with a total volume of 1,636.2 cu m, for a substation project. Conveyor oversaw the loading of components at the port of Busan in South Korea and the unloading at Chattogram port in Bangladesh. Conveyor used a 30-tonne capacity crane to lift the drums and position them on a lowbed 11-axle trailer, which then transported the cargo 248 km to the city of Demra in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, FLS Projects shipped 109 packages of heat exchanger components from South Korea to Indonesia. The shipment totalled 1,500 freight tons. last_img

Councillor calls for Guy Fawkes ban

first_imgYouth in Bonteheuwel walking through the streets assaulted residents and smeared them with shoe polish and paint. A Bonteheuwel ward councillor wants Guy Fawkes banned after scores of children bunked school to terrorise the neighbourhood. The youngsters hit and swore at anyone they caught in the streets, including several elderly people, on Tuesday November 5, and smeared them with paint and shoe polish, according to ward councillor Angus McKenzie, who has started an online petition to support his call for a ban. The children were aged 10 to 15 and should have been at school, especially now during exam time, he said.But most had admitted to him that their parents had bought the paint and fireworks for them, he said. Mr McKenzie said it was the parents’ job, not the police’s, to make sure children were at school. “I am really disgusted by this, but what’s more worrisome is the parents who covered up for their children and those who purchased paint and fireworks for their children. I am in complete support of Guy Fawkes being banned completely.“Adults are well aware of the law, but they have encouraged their children to break the law. They should know whether their children go to school or not.”The Metropolitan Sports Field in Bonteheuwel had for years been a designated fireworks site, but few had used it, he said.This year the City didn’t make any fireworks sites available for Guy Fawkes.Bonteheuwel resident Jillian Brandt supports a ban on Guy Fawkes. She said the community had been left shaken after about 25 children ran up and down Bluegum Avenue throwing paint and bricks at people. Ms Brandt said parents had feared for their children’s safety as they returned from school. “I am totally disgusted by the behaviour of the youth after the last few days. We want to live in a civilised community. My child laid awake until 11pm on Tuesday waiting for the fireworks to stop. “I am in complete agreement that it needs to be banned as fireworks can hurt people and burn down houses. We are living in such a poor community, but people would rather buy fireworks than a loaf of bread and litre of milk.”The fireworks also traumatised animals, she said.“Sadly many people don’t have control of what their children do and say and even whether they attend school or not,” she said. According to the City’s Public Emergency Call Centre, there were 345 calls between 6am and 11pm last Tuesday, the bulk of which were for the discharge of fireworks including 272 calls about the setting off fireworks, 12 for assault, eight calls about intimidation, five cases of fighting, and three calls about damage to property, among other things. Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said firefighters had fought a vegetation fire in Jakkalsvlei Road caused by fireworks. He said that under the Explosives Act of 1956, you could be fined R200 for detonating fireworks in a building or in public and R300 for selling fireworks to anyone under the age of 16 or allowing them to handle fireworks without adult supervision.You can report the illegal sale or use of fireworks to the City’s Public Emergency Call Centre at 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or to SAPS at 10111.Bishop Lavis police station’s spokesman warrant officer Joseph Swartbooi said no arrests were made.last_img read more

South African Airways offers staff severance packages after government backs out.

first_imgSouth African Airways appeals for financial help from government South African Government condemns Tshwane violence The logo of South African Airways (SAA) is seen on an aircraft at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings A South African Airways (SAA) plane is towed at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020.REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File PhotoSouth African Airways (SAA) is offering severance packages to its workforce of around 5,000 workers, a proposal by the airline’s administrators showed, after the government said it wouldn’t provide more funds for rescue efforts.The proposal, which was put to trade unions this week and hasn’t been agreed with them, is the latest sign that state-owned SAA is on the brink of collapse. Talks with unions will resume on Monday.SAA entered a form of bankruptcy protection in December, since when it has had to suspend all commercial passenger flights due to the global corona virus pandemic.This week the government told administrators that it wouldn’t provide more funds, lending guarantees or allow foreign financing of a business rescue plan.According to the proposal, seen by Reuters, employees would see their employment terminated by mutual agreement on April 30. They would be entitled to one week’s pay for every year of service, one month’s pay in lieu of notice pay and pay for outstanding annual leave.The proposal said it seemed “unlikely that the company will be successfully rescued as a result of the business rescue process”.“In order to make payment of the severance packages the company is required to sell and dispose of its assets,” it added.An SAA spokesman declined to comment. Two unions confirmed the proposal had been made and said they would discuss it with their members.SAA has not been profitable since 2011 and has received more than 20 billion rand ($1.1 billion) in bailouts in the past three years, providing a drain on public resources at a time of weak economic growth.The talks with unions were originally about job cuts, but one union involved said they had developed into a discussion about winding down the airline.Relatedcenter_img Government bails out South African Airwayslast_img read more

Murder accused granted $350, 000 bail

first_imgAsher JamesAsher James, 19, of Wotten Waven who was charged with murder on September 23, 2013 has been granted three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($350, 000) bail by High Court Judge Errol Thomas.James was charged with murdering Kenny George, 21, of Wotten Waven on Friday, September 20, 2013. During that altercation about 7:30 pm in Wotten Waven, Kenny sustained multiple wounds to his body inflicted with a machete.As part of his bail conditions, James is to report to the police station four times a week, submit all travel documents to the police and should remain resident with his parents.He was also warned to stay away from prosecution witnesses and not make any contact with George’s family.James was further warned not to commit any offence during the period. Kenny GeorgeDominica Vibes News 52 Views   7 comments Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Murder accused granted $350, 000 bail by: – January 13, 2014 Sharelast_img read more

NMPF backs new senate legislation to help address labor needs on dairy farms

first_imgThe National Milk Producers Federation endorsed a new Senate bill that would allow dairy farmers to utilize a federal visa program to bring foreign dairy workers to the U.S.Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Herb Kohl (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) have introduced the H-2A Improvement Act, which will authorize foreign dairy workers, sheep herders, and goat herders to remain in the U.S. for an initial period of three years, and gives the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services the authority to approve a worker for an additional three-year period.advertisementadvertisement “Finding qualified workers to help milk the cows remains a real challenge for dairy farms, all across America,” said Jerry Kozak, President and CEO of NMPF. “Expanding the H-2A program so that dairy farmers can use it is one answer to that challenge.”Kozak said there is now a greater sense of urgency, because of heightened immigration enforcement activities directed at employers, including dairy farmers. Passage of this legislation “is critical for the continuation of milk production in the United States. It is unfortunate that producers need to worry about raids and audits in addition to having to worry about prices and the weather,” said Kozak.The new H-2A visa legislation “provides a measure of equity so that dairy owners are treated that same as other farm employers who currently can use the H-2A program,” Kozak said. Under present law, farms that hire seasonal workers to harvest fruits and vegetables can utilize the H-2A visa program. Dairy farms are not included because milk production is not considered seasonal work, a situation “that is unfair to one of the largest agricultural sectors,” he said.Kozak said that NMPF continues to support comprehensive efforts to reform the nation’s immigration policies, especially legislation that would address current unauthorized agricultural workers.A survey released in 2009 of the labor and hiring practices of U.S. dairy operations found that many farms are heavily dependent on foreign laborers, and that the dairy sector would be crippled if it had no access to immigrant workers. That survey is available here or on the NMPF website. PDadvertisement—From NMPF news releaselast_img read more

Who are Alaska’s 2 ‘winners’?

first_img[av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]MANILA – Nobody is talking about Alaska. But with all the additions the Aces have had, maybe everybody should be talking about them.After losing Louie Alas and Topex Robinson to Phoenix, head coach Alex Comption will now be flanked by Eric Altamirano, Danny Ildefonso and Tony Dela Cruz on the sidelines.And they will have the battle-hardened core of Calvin Abueva, Chris Banchero, Jvee Casio, Sonny Thoss, and Vic Manuel to guide.Not only that, they have just welcomed two polished products in Jeron Teng and Davon Potts.Alaska selected Teng with the fifth overall pick before plucking Potts in the second round in the 2017 PBA Draft.The coaching staff has no doubt that both are nothing but ready and raring to contribute. “I really think that they are both winners,” Compton said, talking about two-time UAAP champion Teng and back-to-back NCAA champion Potts.Apparently, their new coach wasn’t just talking about those multiple trophies.“And that’s not just because they won championships, but because they have an attitude to want to play really hard,” the Aces’ always amiable mentor said. “Even though they know they can score, they are team first.”Indeed, those attributes are much-welcome for an Alaska side which only had one quarterfinal finish to show in three conferences last season. This, after having made four Finals from 2014 to 2016.For Teng, being part of a team that espouses #WeNotMe is just what he was hoping for. “I’m just here to help the team in any way I can. All of us, ganoon naman gagawin,” he said. (ABS-CBN Sports)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Who are Alaska’s 2 ‘winners’?’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading]last_img read more

No. 6 West Florida Shuts Out Montevallo 9-0 in GSC Play

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 6 West Florida women’s tennis team (13-3, 4-1 GSC) shut out Montevallo (9-7) on Saturday at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. The Argonauts did not drop a match against the Lady Falcons, as they blanked a conference opponent for the fourth time this season. The West Florida squad easily dispatched the Lady Falcons by dropping only two games combined in the six singles matches. The Argonauts took the 3-0 lead after doubles action. Playing in the first spot, Argonauts Caitlyn Baines (freshman/Panama City Beach, Fla.) and Cammie Gray only dropped a game in their 8-1 win over Alex Mangum and Emily Blckwood. No. 12 Renata Mattos (senior/Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Taylor Brewster (sophomore/Ontario, Canada) defeated Kristi Kelly and Helene Nordgreen also with a 8-1 score in the second spot. In the third spot, Yana Bokareva (sophomore/Moscow, Russia) teamed with Naomi Higa (freshman/Cordoba, Argentina) to beat Ashlyn Bolton and Kelley Vaughn 8-5 to allow the Argonauts to enter the singles action with the three point advantage. In singles West Florida was too strong for Montevallo, as the Argonauts dropped only two games in six matches combined. From the second to the sixth spot every Argonauts blanked its opponent with a 6-0, 6-0 score. Bokareva defeated Kelly in the second spot, Brester cruised over Nordgreen in the third to give the Argonauts the fifth point and secure the team win. Baines shut out Blackwood in the fourth spot, Gray beat Bolton in the fifth, and Higa followed by beating Vaughn in the sixth spot. The only two games taken from the Argos happened in the first spot when No. 2 Cavalcante defeated Mangum 6-1, 6-1 and gave the Argos the 9-0 win.With the win, West Florida improved to a 13-3 overall record, and a 4-1 in the conference. West Florida will next play another GSC opponent when it faces Delta State on Sunday, March 29 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Complex in Pensacola at 9 am. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Suzana Cavalcante (UWF) def. Alex Mangum (UM) 6-1, 6-1#2 Yana Bokareva (UWF) def. Kristi Kelly (UM) 6-0, 6-0#3 Taylor Brewster (UWF) def. Helene Nordgreen (UM) 6-0, 6-0#4 Caitlyn Baines (UWF) def. Emily Blackwood (UM) 6-0, 6-0#5 Cammie Gray (UWF) def. Ashlyn Bolton (UM) 6-0, 6-0#6 Naomi Higa (UWF) def. Kelley Vaughn (UM) 6-0, 6-0Doubles#1 Baines/Gray (UWF) def. Mangum/Blackwood (UM) 8-1#2 Renata Mattos/Brewster (UWF) def. Kelly/Nordgreen (UM) 8-1#3 Higa/Bokareva (UWF) def. Bolton/Vaughn (UM) 8-5Print Friendly Version Share Cammie Gray (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img No. 6 West Florida Shuts Out Montevallo 9-0 in GSC Playlast_img read more