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Tim Nolan Taking the Reins of TOTE

first_imgTim Nolan has been named the next President and CEO of TOTE Inc., the parent company to TOTE Maritime and TOTE Services.Nolan, who currently serves as the President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, has been with the TOTE family of companies since 2013.He will take over the helm July 16 from Anthony Chiarello who announced his retirement earlier this year.“We are pleased that Tim has accepted the role of President and CEO for TOTE. His strong leadership at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and more than 20 years in the transportation and logistics industry made him a natural choice to lead Saltchuk’s largest line of business,” Tim Engle, President of the company’s parent, Saltchuk, noted.Image Courtesy: TOTE/ Tim NolanAs informed, over the coming months, Nolan will work closely with Chiarello to ensure a smooth transition for the entire TOTE organization.The announcement is being made as TOTE puts its containership project at Philly Shipyard on hold. Namely, the duo has decided not to extend the letter of intent for the construction of four eco-friendly boxships with planned deliveries for the first pair in 2020 and the second pair in 2021.The decision to halt the shipbuilding deal was made as TOTE’s plans to enter the US mainland to Hawaii containership service were temporarily stopped as a result of its Phase 1 technical review of Piers 1 and 2 in Honolulu Harbor.Philly Shipyard said that it still intends to resume the project, but as there are no assurances that would be the case, in case of its cancellation, the yard would have to write-off up to USD 20 million for the project.The shipyard laid off around 10 percent of its employees in the first quarter of 2018 and started idling parts of its facilities as a means of adjusting its business operations to the lack of new orders.The company said it was continuing to seek new orders, however, should it fail to obtain more work, more layoffs would follow.last_img read more

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House rules set for capitol lights visitors

first_imgAccording to Raymundo, around 1,000 people – mostly students, employeesand families – flock the capitol complex every night since the lights wereopened to the public. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. wants to maintaincleanliness and at the same the security in the area after the capitol’s redevelopedfacade and Christmas lights decoration attracted a big crowd during itsunveiling on Monday. The GSO has allotted P800,000 for itsprocurement, he added. Raymundo said the provincial government has planned to implement the “nofood allowed” inside the capitol but he admitted it is difficult to stop peoplefrom doing so. It also disallows bicycles and skateboards which could possibly harmother people while discouraging the public to step on the frog grass as it isstill sensitive.    They were also told to avoid being near the fountain and the mural topreserve its designs. GLOW IN THE DARK. Glowing Christmas lights attract people to the Iloilo provincial capitol on Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City.The provincial government officially switched on the holiday lights last night, Dec. 2, 2019. Ian Paul Cordero/PN According to General Service Office (GSO) head Aaron Raymundo, they want to step up security measures to ensure the sustainability of the cleanliness and orderliness in the area.  The house rules don’t allow smoking, spitting, littering, and vendorsinside the complex. But Raymundo said vendors are allowed to sell outside thecapitol. He had advised parents to watch out for their kids and to avoid themfrom being near electrical lines connected to the lights – saying that asidefrom entrance and exit guards, security officers were also hired to rove aroundand ensure safety among them.    Raymundo said they are aiming to buy additional closed-circuittelevision (CCTV) for the mural, adding the provincial government has procureda total of 24 CCTVs to monitor the area surrounding the capitol.   “Sa sulod tani no food allowedinside galing kay ti indi mo gid namapunggan pero gina-remind sila nga angputos kang ila mga plastics da ihaboylang nila sa basurahan,” Raymundo added. The capitol lights are open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night but itwill be lighted for a longer time when Christmas nears.        ILOILO – No smoking. No chewing gum. No vendors.These are just some of the dos and don’ts the provincial government enforced insidethe Iloilo provincial capitol starting Wednesday. He said people are already getting used to it, as putting up lights inthe capitol during the Christmas season has already become an annualtradition./PNlast_img read more

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Repeat winners are Saturday story at Canyon

first_imgBy Tony SteelePEORIA, Ariz. (March 17) – Repeat winners were the story Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park.Jason Noll wasted no time following a Leading Edge IMCA Modified restart and made what proved to be the race-winning pass of Ryan Roath to the inside when the green flag flew. Chaz Baca had a strong run going until a misstep allowed Joey Moriarity to get by to the inside, putting both MRT Racecar teammates on the podium.For the first time in almost a full year the race fans at Canyon were treated to a full Allscapes IMCA Stock Car battle between Cody Center and George Fronsman. It seems between the two it’s been one of them having some type of mechanical problem over the last six or so races. At last, both cars held up to full strength and the fight raged on.Much of the race was led by Fronsman on the low side while Center continued to chip away on the cushion. Center finally got the run he needed to get by Fronsman and did look back.For the third time this season, Joe Peterson recovered from an early trip to the hot pits en route to vic­tory lane in the Desert Restorations IMCA Hobby Stocks.Billy Ayres Jr. captured his second win of the year in the brand new Mach-1 Sport Compact divi­sion.Next up at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday, March 31 will be the Easter Eggstravaganza, featuring the Leading Edge IMCA Modifieds and Arizona Differential IMCA Northern SportMods.last_img read more

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Cricket News Ishant Sharma shines, Kuldeep Yadav stakes claim for Antigua Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ishant Sharma continued his fine form in red ball cricket with a brilliant spell of bowling on the second day of the warm-up game between India and West Indies A at Coolidge, Antigua. Ishant took three wickets and was ably assisted by Kuldeep Yadav (3/35) and Umesh Yadav (3/19) as India bowled West Indies A out for 181 and got a lead of 116 runs. India batted again in the second innings but Ajinkya Rahane’s form continued to be of concern as he scratched around for an unbeaten 20 off 95 balls. Rahane looked horribly out of touch during his 35 overs at the crease. His 20 not out had three boundaries but he played more than 80 dot balls, a testimony to his struggles while Hanuma Vihari looked solid in his knock of 48 as India took their lead to 200. However, the performance of Kuldeep and Umesh highlighted India’s problem of plenty in the squad. Umesh, who hasn’t been among the top three pacers in the starting line-up, also gave a good account of himself rocking the A team’s middle-order. However, with Bumrah, Shami and Ishant being the top-three choices, it will be difficult for him to break into the side unless Virat Kohli decides upon playing four specialist fast bowlers. For Kuldeep, getting three wickets will keep him in a good headspace and if India happen to play five bowlers with two spinners, he is sure to play his part.The toss-up for the spinner’s spot will be interesting. Ashwin has been plagued by fitness issues during the England and Australia series and his last Test was in December 2018 in Adelaide. Following the Test, Ashwin did not play in the subsequent Tests due to injury while Kuldeep took 5/99 in the Sydney Test to underline his growth in the team. Ashwin did not bowl much in the warm-up game and Virat Kohli might be tempted to field Kuldeep in addition to Ishant, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. The situation with Umesh is bizarre. After a stellar home season in 2016/17, Umesh played in just three out of six Tests against Sri Lanka while he took 10 wickets against West Indies in Hyderabad but still did not get a regular place in the team. In the England and Australia series, Umesh played in one Test in Birmigham and Perth respectively. Looking at his good record against West Indies, Umesh is the dark horse to be in the side but with Bumrah, Ishant and Shami performing well overseas, it will be an uphill struggle for him.Brief Scores: India 297/5 decl and 84/1 (Hanuma Vihari 48 batting, Ajinkya Rahane 20 batting). West Indies A 181 in 56.1 overs (Ishant Sharma 3/21, Umesh Yadav 3/19, Kuldeep Yadav 3/35).  highlightscenter_img Umesh Yadav played only one Test in England and Australia.Kuldeep Yadav took 5/99 in the Sydney Test against Australia.Ravichandran Ashwin has been plagued by fitness issues in England and Australia.last_img read more

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Duquesne faces tough test vs No. 5 Dayton

first_img Associated Press BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Dayton’s Obi Toppin has averaged 19.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Jalen Crutcher has put up 14.4 points and 4.7 assists. For the Dukes, Marcus Weathers has averaged 14.6 points and eight rebounds while Sincere Carry has put up 11.6 points and five assists.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Carry has had his hand in 49 percent of all Duquesne field goals over the last three games. Carry has 14 field goals and 21 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Duquesne is 16-0 when it limits opponents to 69 or fewer points, and 2-7 when opposing teams exceed 69 points. Dayton is 22-0 when holding opponents to 76 points or fewer, and 2-2 whenever teams score more than 76 on the Flyers.THREAT BEHIND THE ARC: Duquesne’s Tavian Dunn-Martin has attempted 162 3-pointers and connected on 36.4 percent of them, and is 12 for 32 over the past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Dayton is ranked eighth among all Division I teams with an average of 80.6 points per game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDuquesne (18-7, 8-5) vs. No. 5 Dayton (24-2, 13-0)University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 5 Dayton presents a tough challenge for Duquesne. Duquesne has played a ranked team only once this season and lost. Dayton has won all 13 games against A10 opponents this season. February 20, 2020center_img Duquesne faces tough test vs No. 5 Dayton ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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The Latest: Osaka gets past 18-year-old Open foe in 3 sets

first_imgAs Gracheva’s deficit grew larger and larger, she knew more than anyone that it’s never over until it’s over: In the previous round, she trailed No. 30 Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 5-1 and faced four match points before coming all the way back to win.There was no such turnaround this time.Martic now will try to get to the second Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career after reaching that stage at last year’s French Open. She has lost her other six fourth-round matches at major tournaments, including against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open in 2019. ___ ___12:45 p.m.Petra Martic is the first player into the fourth round at this year’s U.S. Open.The No. 8-seeded Martic made it that far at Flushing Meadows for the second year in a row, advancing Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Varvara Gracheva.Gracheva simply made too many mistakes, with 33 unforced errors — three times as many as Martic. September 4, 2020 Kerber’s next opponent is another American, 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, a 6-3, 6-3 winner against Caroline Garcia.In the previous round, Garcia upset top-seeded Karolina Pliskova.___2:20 p.m.Caty McNally, an 18-year-old from Ohio, eliminated No. 21 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets in a rain-delayed match to reach the U.S. Open’s third round. Naomi Osaka is headed to a third set in the U.S. Open’s third round.The two-time Grand Slam champion took the opening set 6-3, but 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk, who is playing in just her second major tournament, grabbed the second in a tiebreaker.When the second set ended with Osaka missing a backhand return, she flung her racket away.Osaka won the U.S. Open in 2018 and the Australian Open the following year. She has been ranked No. 1 and is seeded fourth at Flushing Meadows. Kostyuk is ranked 137th. Associated Press 11:10 a.m.Play is underway in third-round matches on Day 5 at the U.S. Open.Past champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are among those scheduled to play in Arthur Ashe Stadium later Friday.Osaka will face Marta Kostyuk to begin the day session in the tournament’s main arena.The top-seeded Djokovic will bring a 28-match winning streak, including 25-0 this season, into his night match against Jan-Lennard Struff. center_img Osaka threw her racket after ceding the second set, then was one point from trailing 3-1 in the third.But she saved five break points to get to 2-all, starting a five-game run that ended the match.Osaka is a former No. 1-ranked player who has won two Grand Slam titles, including the 2018 U.S. Open.The 137th-ranked Kostyuk was appearing in only her second major tournament.Also moving into the fourth round: 2016 U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber, who beat 20-year-old American Ann Li 6-3, 6-4. The Latest: Osaka gets past 18-year-old Open foe in 3 sets Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):2:55 p.m.Naomi Osaka has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open by getting past 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2. McNally’s 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory gives the host country 11 women in the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 1992.The match was suspended Thursday because of the weather. McNally, who plays doubles with 16-year-old American Coco Gauff, had never been this far in singles at a Grand Slam tournament.___2:10 p.m. After rain Thursday night suspended play on the courts without a roof, the weather is much better — sunny with the temperature around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (a little above 25 Celsius).___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Program Board kicks off USC Arts Career Week

first_imgThe 2016 USC Arts Career Week, a series of career panels and workshops dedicated to helping students find careers that suit their passions for the arts, kicked off on Monday with a discussion featuring Rick Baptist of American Federation of Musicians Local 47 at The Music Complex in the Thornton School of Music.The Arts Career Week, which takes place between Feb. 22-25, provides an opportunity for students interested in the arts to discover occupations related to various creative endeavors, ranging from instrumental performance to managerial positions. It is hosted by the Performing Arts Committee, a branch of the Undergraduate Student Government’s Program Board that brings different performers to USC, as well as sponsors related to the music industry.This year marks the inaugural year for the Arts Career Week, which is open to all USC students regardless of major, and was created primarily to provide additional resources to USC students who are considering a career in the arts.“We’ve been hearing that a lot of the art students didn’t feel that there were enough career events tailored to their needs,” said Sara Kern, co-assistant director for the Performing Arts Committee. “And for people who are interested in the arts but aren’t in any of the arts programs … this event gives them the opportunity to network and explore a wider array of careers.”The discussion panel on Monday with Baptist, vice president of the Hollywood chapter of AMF and acclaimed trumpet player, and Eric Dubbury, a USG senator and intern for Baptist. Both Baptist and Dubbury focused on the multitude of options and opportunities available to performing musicians through the AMF, encouraging students to pursue their passions for music.Also on Monday was the Live Music Production panel. Hosted in collaboration with the Music Industry Connection and Concerts Committee, the event brought in professionals from the field who talked about their experiences in production and networked with students.Students who attended the event were excited to hear from Baptist and gain insights into the professional music industry. Ellen Shinogle, a first year master’s student in trumpet performance, looks forward to attending a Screen Actors Guild panel on Thursday as well.“Rick Baptist is a legend, and being a trumpet player [myself], I wanted to hear all his stories about the films he’s played on. It’s really inspirational,” Shinogle said. “He offered me a lesson and time to talk later, so I’m really thankful he was so personable and generous with his time.”The 2016 USC Arts Career Week will end on Thursday.last_img read more

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Unplugged: How Syracuse athletes handle their tech addiction

first_imgA new sign in Manley Field House, fixed on a filing cabinet inside the weight room area, reads: “Don’t post about it, be about it.”The 8.5-by-11-inch sign functions as a continual reminder for Syracuse athletes to worry less about maintaining their Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts. They’ve become downtime fillers in the locker room and while teams travel. But they’ve also become distractions.A growing number of collegiate programs have instilled phone rules, written or unwritten. Syracuse Athletics is no outlier. From men’s basketball to softball to field hockey, SU athletes must abide by a number of restrictions, based on their team’s discretion, that dictate when they can and can’t scroll through their phone. Knowing when to unplug presents a challenge.“Phones are getting a bad rap,” Syracuse men’s basketball assistant coach Allen Griffin said. “Some guys can watch film on themselves. It’s a powerful tool. But checking your phone for your girlfriend’s text messages 20 minutes before a game? That’s not good.”The near-universal access to digital technology — tablets, phones and laptops — is transforming modern society, including athletics. Technology can unite teams through group texts and film-study accounts like Hudl, although it can have negative effects on physical and mental health. Most adults spend 10 hours a day or more consuming electronic media, according to the Nielsen Total Audience Report.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJarrod Spencer, a sports psychologist who has met with SU athletes from every team, highlights the risk of smartphone addiction whenever he lectures in Manley Field House. Last fall, he told athletes that constant phone usage can hurt athletes’ abilities to stay focused on the field. Spencer said players should limit themselves to an hour or two of screen time.“The phones,” Spencer said, “can be a killer.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerAfter SU men’s basketball games, most players stand near their respective lockers in similar positions: eyes lowered, bent over staring at their devices. After losses, they players quietly scroll their phones and avoid conversation, making the Do Not Disturb setting a team favorite.Before practice, freshman forward Buddy Boeheim said he turns his phone off or sets his phone to Do Not Disturb. “We’re trying to get off our phones,” Buddy said. “We can’t be distracted.”Jim Boeheim, the Hall of Fame SU head coach of 43 seasons, doesn’t have any hard-and-fast smartphone rules for his team. He’s a fledgling texter. His phone rules are implied: No phones during the game or at halftime. No phones during team meetings. No phones when he’s talking.There’s no singular smartphone policy at Syracuse, according to more than a dozen SU athletes across several sports. But some athletes sense a gentle push away from phones, with field hockey perhaps at the greatest extreme. Head coach Ange Bradley maintains a strict no-phone rule anywhere near the field, during parts of road trips, at team meals and during any team function.Other teams are less concerned about phones, as long as athletes are respectful. But some former players took their own initiative to cut down their screen time at SU. Former SU forward Tyler Lydon deleted his Snapchat account and stayed off Twitter during his sophomore year before he was drafted by the NBA. And Syracuse softball’s all-time hits leader, Sammy Fernandez, decided to leave her charger at home. Her logic: If she doesn’t use her phone much, she won’t need to charge it.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorSome current players, such as freshman midfielder Ryan Raposo, set a few personal restrictions: Raposo doesn’t go on his phone an hour before bed and he leaves his phone in his bag during class.Last spring, Raposo’s teammate, Syracuse goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert, was thinking about how he spent his time. He realized there was something he didn’t like, so he deleted his Facebook account. The hours were adding up, and he repeatedly caught himself filling gaps of time by scrolling through his news feed. Ten minutes would go by and he’d ask himself, “What have I just done?”As women’s soccer midfielder Georgia Allen scanned a full bus of students and athletes, all on their phones, it hit her. “Everyone was on their phone,” she recalled. “It drives me crazy.” Allen changed her phone tendencies, but results around SU Athletics haven’t followed yet. Athletes still love their phones, even if they know their harm.“The obsession over phones can damage team environments,” Allen said. “We go into team meetings and people are on their phones. We need to remind one another: no phones. Every minute counts.” Comments Published on January 17, 2019 at 12:23 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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AFCON Tournaments Get Summer Dates; Participating Teams Increase To 24

first_imgRelated The trophy is handed over by a tribal chief©Barry Aldworth/BackpagePixThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed that the African Cup of Nation (AFCON) tournaments would now be held in the summer (June and July) starting from the 2019 edition in Cameroon.The tournament, which normally takes place in January and February, has led to various disputes between countries and European clubs who find it hard to release their players in the middle of two European season.In addition to being held in the summer, the number of teams competing at the tournament has increased from 16 to 24. The no. of teams participating has been increased for the first time since 1996, when he was moved from 12 to 16 teams.The aforementioned changes were endorsed by the CAF executive committee at a meeting in Rabat, Morocco.CAF also considered allowing countries from other continents to participate or even host the tournament but that idea was jettisoned meaning AFCON will continue to hold in Africa every two years with African countries only.The announcements followed a two-day symposium, organised by Caf president Ahmad Ahmad and attended by current FIFA President Gianni Infantino, to discuss the state of African football.last_img read more

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Camelot B2B division secures WLA accreditation as a ‘responsible supplier’

first_img Share Share Submit Related Articles David Kelly joins Camelot Lottery Solutions as new chair June 14, 2019 Sportech becomes associate member of WLA October 23, 2019 Camelot appoints Wayne Pickup as incoming Global Division CEO November 23, 2017 StumbleUpon The World Lottery Association (WLA) has recognised Camelot Lottery Solutions’ commitment to safer gambling after the B2B arm of the UK National Lottery operator was accredited as a certified Responsible Gaming Supplier.Recognised for prioritising player safety, Camelot Lottery Solutions has joined a handful of suppliers in achieving alignment with the WLA Responsible Gaming standards.Wayne Pickup, CEO of Camelot Lottery Solutions, said: “Player safety is the starting point for any product or solution we design, build, and deploy, and we’re proud that our products and services operate in some of the strictest regulatory environments in the global lottery ecosystem.“We believe that lotteries grow best, and communities benefit most, when players are responsibly engaged. I’m delighted that Camelot Lottery Solutions has been recognised as a certified Responsible Gaming Supplier by the WLA.”The WLA Responsible Gaming Standard consists of eight areas, including employee program, product and service development, research, advertising and marketing communications, remote gaming environment, client awareness, stakeholder engagement, and reporting.Camelot’s appraisal was performed by Corporate Citizenship, a WLA-approved assessor that provided an independent assessment of the company’s operations and completed a Statement of Alignment reflecting compliance with WLA Responsible Gaming Standards for Associate Members.Camelot’s accreditation will be valid until June 2023, after which the supplier said it would seek recertification to the WLA standard.last_img read more