Highlights of the Euro 2020 qualifying play-off match between Scotland and Israel August saw the start of an exclusive five-year deal with the SPFL to show up to 48 live matches each season, from the competition that delivered the very first live football on Sky Sports in 1991. In addition to Scotland’s UEFA Nations League matches and FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Sky Sports subscribers also have access to more than 140 live Premier League games and up to 158 from the EFL this season. 5:50 – Advertisement – Highlights of the Euro 2020 qualifying play-off match between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Northern Ireland – Advertisement – Sky Sports has announced that Scotland and Northern Ireland’s decisive UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers will be made available to all viewers in the UK free-to-air.The decision will allow fans from both nations to watch what is sure to be a dramatic night of football. Scotland seek to book their place in a major international tournament for the first time since 1998, while Northern Ireland look to repeat their qualification for UEFA Euro 2016 – their first major tournament for 30 years. 4:27 Image:Steve Clarke and Andy Robertson celebrate Scotland’s shootout win over Israel Sky Sports has made these matches of historic, national significance available in recognition of the unique circumstances and the impact the pandemic is having on fans. Domestic football and other live sporting events will continue to be exclusively available to Sky Sports customers, whose support enables Sky to provide sport with near-term financial security and sustained investment in the future. In the same week as these two decisive matches, Sky Sports subscribers will be able to enjoy The Masters from Augusta, Belgium vs England in the UEFA Nations League, Lewis Hamilton’s bid to equal Michael Schumacher’s illustrious record of seven F1 world titles at the Turkish Grand Prix and the IPL Final. Also, in the UEFA Nations League Scotland face Slovakia, Wales face Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland play Austria. Image:Northern Ireland players celebrate their penalty shootout victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina Thursday November 12, 7.45pmSerbia vs Scotland – Live on Sky One, Pick and Sky Sports FootballNorthern Ireland vs Slovakia – Live on Challenge and Sky Sports Premier LeagueSky Sports Managing Director Rob Webster said: “We know how significant these fixtures could be for fans of Scotland and Northern Ireland. With two sides on the brink of qualifying for a major tournament, we felt it was the right moment in these exceptional and unique circumstances to make the games more widely available.“Sky Sports is a proud partner to many sports, both in the UK and around the world, and we have strived to stand alongside sport in unprecedented circumstances this year.”Fans will also be able to access the matches via NOWTV, on the go on your mobile, laptop or tablet on SkyGo with clips and highlights on SkySports.com, YouTube and Sky Sports social media channels. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Under the slogan “The most beautiful Croatian secret”, a two-day event was successfully held in Munich on April 18 and 19, with the aim of promoting the tourist offer of certain Slavonian destinations.This is an event that was held in cooperation with the German tour operator ID Riva Tours, the Branch Office of the Croatian Tourist Board in Munich and with the support of Münchner Merkur tz as a media sponsor. “We are pleased that the promotional activities that we carry out with the aim of positioning the Croatian continental tourist offer meet with excellent reactions from the audience, ie our foreign partners, but also potential tourists. Germany is one of our most important emitting markets from which we generate the largest tourist traffic, which is why we see great potential for Croatia’s continental offer. I am convinced of the excellent results of the entire tourism sector this year, and especially the continent of our country, which for many tourists is still an undiscovered treasure.”, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.During the first evening, or April 18 at the restaurant “Gasthof in der Au”, located in Starnberg near Munich, was held “Evening of Croatian Tourism Ambassadors”, which brought together young and successful business people of Croatian origin who were introduced to certain Slavonian destinations, ie the tourist offer and sights such as music, food, wine, but also souvenirs. “We presented the pearls to the Bavarians, which is still a kind of secret. Slavonia has a heart, warmth, excellent gastronomy and it must be a project that we will promote together. Most importantly, group, but also individual booking to Slavonian destinations has started. The cycling tour from September 22 to 29 of 100 people is full. In the last two years, a lot has been done in the promotion of Slavonia, and these results are a motive for everyone to continue working” said Selimir Ognjenović, owner of the German tour operator ID Riva Tours, adding that he was glad that at the wedding of the year, the one between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, wine from Slavonia, a Traminer from Ilok cellars, would be served.Photo: Vukovar-Srijem Tourist BoardOn the second day, ie April 19, in the center of Munich, in the premises of Münchner Merkur tz, the most widely read daily newspaper in Bavaria, a presentation of individual Slavonian destinations, ie their tourist offer, was held. The presentation was attended by the City of Požega and the Tourist Board of the City of Požega, the City of Ilok, Ilok Cellars, Winery Kutjevo, Winery Brzica, Zlatni lug and others.The presentation gathered a large number of guests, including business entities, so the Croatian participants had a unique opportunity to meet with the most prominent tourism players in Bavaria. This primarily refers to the tour operator ID Riva Tours, which in the main catalog for 2018 has an offer of Slavonian tourist entities on 10 pages, which is also the first time that a German catalog has an offer of Slavonia and Baranja.”We are pleased to present to the Bavarians, in addition to the already well-known parts of Croatia, Dalmatia and Istria, for the first time, continental tourism by promoting the destination of Slavonia, our most beautiful tourist secrets.” commented the head of the CNTB branch in Munich, Nera Miličić.The CNTB points out that during the evening, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the guests were announced the Vina Croatia project, which will include a three-day event at the Wittelsbacher Platz in Munich in May. The traditional positioning of Slavonia on the German market will be contributed by the traditional trip “Leserreise”, which Münchner Merkur is organizing for its readers this year in two terms, in June and September. In addition, the Bavarian Radio and Television – Bayerische Rundfunk, leased a seven-day trip in September with a large bicycle tour of Slavonia for its viewers and listeners. Until the event in September, the package will be intensively advertised through reports, radio spots, newsletters and brochures.Related news:NEW VISUAL IDENTITY OF THE CITY OF POŽEGA – HILLS & VALLEYS PRESENTEDDESTINATION “VUKOVAR – VUČEDOL – ILOK” DECLARED “EUROPEAN DESTINATION OF EXCELLENCE” (EDEN) </p>
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I offer one million “thank yous” to The Gazette for its April 27 editorial on free expression on campus.As a mentor of Asian-American students at UAlbany, I tell them repeatedly that they will encounter people in their professional lives who hold views that counter theirs or are deeply offensive to them.I tell them that if a controversial speaker is invited to campus, they should protest, but also research the speaker, listen respectfully to the speech, then make succinct, cogent points based on data and facts to counter the speaker. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion It’s of the utmost importance that professors and college staff give diverse ideas to their students. In what are thankfully some rare instances, I have encountered rather simplistic and frankly foolish views on campuses from staff.For proof, I cite to my protégés a presentation I gave on immigration at a local private college. At the end, I presented slides representing Capital Region residents who are immigrants from Australia and Zambia and many countries in between.A few days later, one of the school’s staffers called me to say that while he/she liked the presentation, he/she felt I presented the last part to prove I wasn’t racist. While trying to comprehend what I heard, I told him/her that the idea was to show that people from around the world have emigrated to the region and that we are richer for the experience.The bemused looks on the faces of my protégés at the end of my story demonstrate that, at least in their cases, they understand.Michael FondacaroAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
Novendra Priasmoro, an Indonesian chess prodigy who has just earned the title of grandmaster, managed to secure 8.5 out of nine points at the Liberec Open’s final stage on Saturday to win the tournament.Novendra acknowledged that he had chosen the wrong move in the last game as he was forced into a draw after the spending 4.5 hours battling Franciszek Sernecki of Poland, who has 2218 Elo points and was ranked second in the tournament.“I moved the wrong pawn and thus lost control of the entire game. The opponent clearly saw this and benefited,” Novendra, whose training was facilitated by PT United Tractors, said in a press release sent to The Jakarta Post. The draw cut his rating a few points but still won him the championship.Another young Indonesia chess player, Aditya Bagus Arfan, won against Aneta Korosciel of Poland, who had 1968 Elo points. Adit ranked fifth.Novendra has become Indonesia’s eighth chess grandmaster, following Susanto Megaranto’s seizure of the title in 2004. The 21-year old secured the grandmaster title after defeating International Master Klaudia Kulon of Poland on Thursday.Topics :
Houses are in demand more in Paddington than any other Brisbane suburb. This home at 51 Tooth Ave is listed for sale.BRISBANE’S most popular suburbs for buyers, have been revealed with inner city suburbs topping the list.The latest data from realestate.com.au predicts affordability and easing levels of new development will drive buyer demand in Brisbane in 2018.Paddington was the most in demand suburb for houses while Wilston was for units.Even areas outside of the inner city were experiencing an upswing in demand including regional areas such as Gympie and Mackay.REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the popularity of Queensland was on the rise.The inaugural realestate.com.au Property Outlook Report revealed five of Australia’s top 20 local government areas with the highest growth in demand in the past 12 months where in Queensland.These were Mackay, Gympie, Gladstone, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg.She said areas most in demand from home buyers in Brisbane were dominated by inner suburbs.“Similar to Melbourne, high levels of development in inner Brisbane has meant that demand for apartments now lies in middle ring suburbs. It is likely that townhouse development will be a big driver of activity in Brisbane in 2018.“On the Gold Coast, the seemingly never ending build up to the Commonwealth Games has seen demand levels from buyers and renters at extreme levels.“However relief is in sight. We can expect cooler market conditions once the Games finishes and the region returns to a more normal cycle.’’Ms Conisbee said for regional areas there had been some significant jumps in demand. Demand was calculated using property views data on realestate.com.au. It calculated the number of properties viewed in the past three months against the average number of property listings. BRISBANE’S MOST IN DEMAND SUBURBS HOUSES PaddingtonWindsorHolland ParkRed HillCoorparooAshgroveIndooroopilly ToowongNewmarketHolland Park West UNITS WilstonRed HillHolland ParkMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoWishartHerstonCarina HeightsNew FarmPaddingtonNewmarketArana Hills HIGHEST DEMAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS GympieMackayGladstoneFraser CoastBundabergNoosaSunshine CoastDouglasRockhamptonCairnsSource: realestate.com.au
The ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus has resulted in reefer shipments being diverted and relocated amid a shortage of reefer plugs on shore at certain Chinese ports.Refrigerated containers, commonly referred to as reefers, are used for the transportation of perishable goods. When unloaded at a terminal they need to be connected to a reefer plug on shore to keep the goods refrigerated until they are picked up by a truck and taken to their final destination.Hong Kong-based container shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) said that challenges to the discharge and handling of reefer shipments at the Shanghai, Tianjin, and Ningbo terminals continue to persist because of the extraordinary demand for reefer plugs.“This may lead to a diversion or relocation of reefer containers for discharge at an alternative port and we are currently working very closely with shippers on contingency plans and viable options to meet their requirements. OOCL has also been proactively suggesting our customers to collect their reefer shipments at their earliest convenience and providing them with recovery plans to minimize the potential impact,” OOCL said in an advisory.The company has started to reopen some of its offices in China and resume regular operations.“For some offices that have yet to reopen, our IT strength and capability have been providing us the operational agility we need to successfully continue our work with the customers, such as booking acceptance, contingency planning, and other related services,” the company added.Ocean Network Express (ONE) also pointed to the slow inbound container pick-up activity at Xingang(Tianjin) and Shanghai terminals caused by the outbreak and the extension of the Lunar New Year holidays, which resulted in a serious shortage of available reefer plugs.ONE said that this may result in the discharge of reefer containers at an alternative port without prior notice. The liner company said it would try to arrange for the discharge at an originally intended destination where possible, adding it would encourage customers to change their destinations to other ports especially for time-sensitive cargoes such as fresh, chilled commodities.At the same time, ONE has decided to apply a congestion surcharge (CGD) of USD 1,000 per container to cover additional costs related to the unexpected arrangement of shipments and associated plug-in charges, monitoring fees etc.Maersk has also introduced a congestion surcharge of USD 1,000 per container for all reefer cargo arriving into Shanghai and Xingang to cover the additional cost of re-routing.Furthermore, the company’s staff in China is working from home until the end of February in order to be available for customer support.To mitigate the effects of the ongoing situation, the company has also had to blank several sailings on its Asia Westbound and Asia Eastbound services.“Due to ever-changing versatile situation, we are likely to announce more blank sailings on short notice. With the only intention of serving your needs to best of our capabilities during the challenging weeks ahead, we will shift your cargo between vessels as means of minimizing the delay,” Maersk said in an advisory.CMA CGM has introduced a port congestion surcharge of USD 1,250 per reefer container to cover for additional costs incurred by the need to relocate containers from congested Chinese terminals.This measure is effective immediately for all reefer cargo arriving into Shanghai and Xingang from February 15th, 2020 onwards, and for regulated trades as of March 14th, 2020 until further notice.ONE has suspended new bookings to/from all ports in Hubei province including Wuhan for the time being.“Our staff will continue to liaise with customers who have shipments already in progress to discuss the most appropriate course of action for these,” ONE said, adding it is closely monitoring the impact of this incident.In its latest update, German liner Hapag-Lloyd said that its offices in China except Wuhan are open with selected staff members for critical tasks.“Business operations are being supported by our staff working remotely with access to the Hapag-Lloyd network. Counter services have been resumed work as from February 11 on the basis of appointment with our local offices,” the company noted.“All terminals and depots are now open. However, some are still operating at limited capacity. Furthermore, truckers shortage remains an issue.”Based on the latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 71, 429 confirmed COVID-19 infections around the world, out of which 70, 635 are from China.The death toll in China stands at 1,772 people, with three deaths recorded outside China, those being in France, the Philippines, and Japan.World Maritime News Staff
BACOLOD City – The local government unitof this city is poised to receive the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG)from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) at The Manila Hotelon Nov. 5. There are 17 provinces, 57 cities and306 municipalities out of 1,706 LGUs that will be conferred the SGLG award. DILG secretary Eduardo Añosaid SGLG 2019 presents a more challenging requisite of hitting theminimum criteria in SGLG’s seven governance areas. “This is a validation of all the otherawards we earned,” Mayor Evelio Leonardia said. OTHERAWARDS OF BACOLOD “I may not be the best mayor but I have the best government employees,” says mayor Evelio Leonardia of Bacolod City. COREAREAS “We recognize your efforts in practicing goodgovernance and providing better public service. Mahusay!” the DILG-Region 6 said on its Facebook page, referring tothe awardees. Bacolod is one of only five cities inWestern Visayas that the said award. The other cities are Passi, SanCarlos, Silay, and Victorias. In 2018, the PCCI had awarded Bacolod aSpecial Citation in the Most Business-Friendly LGU Awards under the City Level1 category. Given annually by the DILG, the SGLG isdescribed as the ultimate badge of integrity and performance in public serviceamong local government units. Last month, Bacolod was recognized theTop Philippine Model City 2019 by The Manila Times, the oldest newspaperin the country. Aside from this major award, Bacolod received two specialawards: Business-Friendly / High Returns, and Retirement Haven. Deserving SGLG recipients fromthe 81 provinces, 145 cities and 1489 municipalities will be conferred withthe SGLG marker; eligibility to the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF)to finance their local development initiatives; and an access to other programsand capacity development assistance from DILG. In 2018, Bacolod was No. 1 in theVisayas and No. 8 in the country in the Most Competitive Highly UrbanizedCity in the Philippines, and No. 3 Most Improved Highly Urbanized City in thePhilippines, at the 6th Competitiveness Summit and Awards of the NationalCompetitiveness Council. (Bacolod CityPIO/PN) “I have seen how local governance hasinnovated and evolved through the years. I may not be the best mayor but I havethe best government employees,” added Leonardia. Last week, Bacolod received a SpecialCitation in the 2019 Most Business-Friendly LGU Awards under City Level 1Bcategory for cities outside Metro Manila. The LGU also has to demonstrate positiveresult out of its reform efforts taking into account local leadership and thecohesive action of the entire workforce. In 2017, Bacolod was one of the Top 3finalists in the same contest. It was the HUC outside of Metro Manila includedin the Top 3. The SGLG criteria have sevengovernance core areas: Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; SocialProtection; Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness;Environmental Protection; and Tourism Culture and the Arts.
According to police investigators, Gilmerwas dragged by the strong currents after he and his relatives went for a swimat Villa Azul Beach Resort around 3:40 p.m. on Feb. 26. ILOILO City – A 15-year-old lad drownedat a beach resort in Barangay Poblacion South, Oton, Iloilo. The victim was only identified as acertain “Gilmer” of Barangay Ticuan Leon, Iloilo, a policereport showed. Rescuers retrieved the victim’s body 40minutes later. He was rushed to the Iloilo Doctor’s Hospital in Molo districtbut was declared dead./PN
GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Waterloo man has been charged in Decatur County.According to court documents, James Mosley entered into a home improvement contract to work on a driveway.The homeowner paid $250 upfront as a first payment, but Mosley never did the work, according to police.A warrant was issued for his arrest in mid-November, and Mosley was arrested on Monday.
Versailles, In. — Three new Indiana State Police Troopers have reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles. The new troopers were among 54 new troopers reporting to their districts after graduating from the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy recently.The Versailles District consists of ten counties in Southeast Indiana (Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland).The new troopers completed over 1,000 hours of intense training during the 22 week academy. During the academy, recruits were given training in numerous subject areas including criminal and traffic law, vehicle accident investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, and firearm training in addition to numerous other subjects related to policing.Trooper JonasThe new probationary troopers assigned to the Versailles Post are:Robert N. Jonas, age 30, is a 2007 graduate of West Washington High School, Campbellsburg, Indiana. After high school, Jonas joined the United States Air Force where he served at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jonas currently serves with the Air National Guard in Louisville, Kentucky. Jonas and his wife live in Bartholomew County, Indiana.Trooper LitmerBlake A. Litmer, age 29, is a 2008 graduate of North Decatur High School, Greensburg, Indiana. After high school, Litmer attended Wabash College where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in Rhetoric. After graduation, Litmer joined the Navy where he served from 2013 to 2017 in Mayport, Florida. He worked as a corrections officer with the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department from 2017 until he was hired with the Indiana State Police. Litmer, along with his wife and son, reside in Ripley County, Indiana.Stephen M. Stoneking, age 26, is a 2011 graduate of South Dearborn High School. After graduation, Stoneking worked at Honda Manufacturing in Greensburg, Indiana before being hired by the Indiana State Police. Stoneking currently resides in Dearborn County, Indiana.Trooper StonekingProbationary Troopers Jonas, Litmer, and Stoneking will now undergo a three month training with a field training officer as part of the Indiana State Police FTO program. During the three months, they will be paired up with veteran troopers who will additionally train them in a real life environment. Upon successfully completing the field training program, they will receive their own issued police vehicle and begin solo patrols. All three new troopers will be assigned to zone 1 (Bartholomew/Jackson Counties) upon receiving their police vehicles.