Wilmington introduces IPOS

first_imgAccording to GT USA, the system upgrade has enhanced the port’s operating efficiency by improving job order systems and the vehicle routing processes for container pickup/delivery. The IPOS can also be integrated with customer systems for complete visibility throughout the supply chain, added GT USA.Eric Casey, ceo of GT USA Wilmington, said: “The roll out of the IPOS is the first step in our technology transformation strategy and having this new system at the heart of terminal operations will play a crucial role in boosting our overall performance; we are enhancing efficiency and productivity while adding substantial value for our customers. Most importantly, vessels arriving at our port will benefit from the considerable reduction in wait times that comes with synchronised operations.”www.gulftainer.com/USlast_img read more

Huge blow to SFO as Barclays bosses acquitted

first_imgRoger JenkinsSource: Victoria Jones/PA Archive/PA ImagesRoss Dixon, partner at litigation specialist Hickman & Rose solicitors, said: ‘The SFO’s failure to secure any convictions in this important and high profile case raises serious questions about the agency’s treatment of individuals in these matters. ‘While it would be wrong for the SFO to only prosecute matters where it is certain of success; time after time allegations against individuals have been dismissed by the court or been rejected by a jury. Once again this brings into question the decision making of the SFO when it comes to individuals.’Earlier this year, Lisa Osofsky, director of the SFO, blamed the organisation’s low conviction rate on the high evidence threshold in fraud cases. Speaking to the BBC, Osofsky said: ‘I wish we had some of the lower [evidential] standards for fraud because we have an antiquated system… In fraud cases I’ve got to have the controlling mind of a company before I can get a corporate in the dock. That is a standard from the 1800s, when mom and pop ran companies. That’s not at all reflective of today’s world.’ Thomas Kalaris outside the Old BaileySource: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire/PA ImagesA spokesperson for the SFO said: ‘Our prosecution decisions are always based on the evidence that is available, and we are determined to bring perpetrators of serious financial crime to justice. Wherever our evidential and public interets tests are met, we will always endeavour to bring this before a court.’The verdict is a major blow to the SFO’s already fragile conviction history. Michael O’Kane, senior partner at Peters & Peters who represented Richard Boath, urged the attorney general to review the SFO’s operations and decision-making in light of the outcome. He said: ‘What was the SFO doing spending millions prosecuting Mr Boath, when he had been cleared of exactly the same conduct by the FCA? The new attorney general should conduct a thorough review as to why the SFO repeatedly demonstrates such poor judgment. While victims go without redress in a rising tide of fraud due to a lack of investigative resources, the SFO has just wasted many millions on an utterly vacuous prosecution.’ Three former Barclays executives have been acquitted of fraud following a seven-year case in a serious blow to the credibility of the Serious Fraud Office.Roger Jenkins, Thomas Kalaris and Richard Boath (pictured above) had been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with fundraising arrangements by the bank during the financial crisis in 2008 when it raised billions of pounds from Qatar to stay afloat. The three men were acquitted today after a five-month trial at the Old Bailey.Proceedings against the former executives had already encountered obstacles, with former chief executive John Varley being acquitted last year. In the background were the dismissal of charges against Barclays plc and Barclays Bank plc, and a failed attempt by the SFO to reinstate them.last_img read more

Browns Fans Livid After Reversed Personal Foul Call After Mayfield Fourth Quarter Hit

first_img Matt Loede It was one of the most insane calls of the 2018 season, but at this point, it is something that Browns fans are probably use to.The play of course was the hit on Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield in the fourth quarter of the Browns 26-23 overtime loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a hit that looked like live and on replay should have been 15 yards for a helmet to helmet hit.It was a 15-yard penalty – at least at first.That is until the officials picked up the flag, making one of the most mind boggling calls that it seems like has ever been made, stating that Mayfield was ‘allowed to be hit in the head.’“There’s a lot of emphasis being put on protecting the QB. Doesn’t seem like the Browns are getting a lot of calls,” Mayfield said after the game. Here’s the original play in which the penalty was [email protected] turns on the jets!#CLEvsTB pic.twitter.com/cRkV0LKl08— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 21, 2018Here’s a closer look at the hit by Buccaneers Jordan Whitehead, who clearly hit Mayfield in the head without question. The #NFL picked up this flag in the #Browns game after stating Baker had not yet begun his slide and therefore was “allowed to be hit in the head”?… Yet here is clear helmet to helmet head hunting. What a sham of a league. pic.twitter.com/DX3TwhoN0J— Paul Congiusta (@ShiftyJuice) October 21, 2018Here’s the official with the unreal explanation on the call:REF STRAIGHT UP SAID BAKER WAS ALOUD TO BE HIT IN THE HEAD! What is going on @Reflog_18? pic.twitter.com/SJk83yZ6fl— ??Crusty Old Dean? (@DFSBBallGuy) October 21, 2018After the game, Mayfield chatted with the media about the call. #Browns QB Baker Mayfield with his thoughts on the helmet-to-helmet no call against the #Buccaneers pic.twitter.com/6TlyIv2JW1— Owen Lademann (@OwenOnTheBoard) October 21, 2018The call did not sit well with Browns fans, who took to Twitter to voice their displeasure. @NFL @bakermayfield Would someone care to explain to those of us who suffer week to week day to day as Browns fans how in the world it is ok to hit a quarterback in the head just because he is running the ball?! That came straight from an NFL Referee’s mouth #BrownsvsBucs #OverIt https://t.co/AY737bWs9r— Trenton Lightle (@trentonlightle) October 21, 2018 Oh yeah that was DEFINITELY a targeting call the refs missed on Baker Mayfield. I was at the game and the ref said:“The QB was still considered a runner so there for he is able to be HIT IN THE HEAD….” …all #Browns fans in the stadium. Like how ref? How?? pic.twitter.com/VmOnk39iyI— GeAndra. (@geandraimani) October 21, 2018 “The quarterback was still a runner and therefore is allowed to be hit in the head. He had not yet begun his slide. There is no foul,” hey @NFL, @bakermayfield is “allowed to be hit in the head”??? Uhhhhhh wut? @Browns pic.twitter.com/sMoPHRk3ed— Rich Lowe (@RLowe091) October 21, 2018 I can’t wait for @NFLOfficiating to explain that Baker mayfield hit— Carmen podojil (@CarmenPodojil) October 22, 2018 @NFL Helmet to helmet hits on @Browns @bakermayfield are okay? Penalty called, then reversed. Refs are terrible this season. #trash #CLEvsTB pic.twitter.com/oVapigwwOx— Gerald Mansfield (@sd6collectibles) October 21, 2018 Related TopicsBaker MayfieldBrownscenter_img How is a hit to the head legal simply because Mayfield was running? That looked like clear targeting. Still nice play by Baker gives #Browns a decent scoring chance.— Adam Copeland (@exiledclevelndr) October 21, 2018 @Browns @bakermayfield The NFL refs continue to disappoint this season! Obvious helmet-to-helmet hit, but it’s just the Browns so don’t worry about OUR quarterback! ? #Browns #CLEvsTB pic.twitter.com/tVmgF5Mnud— Jamie Cress See (@JamieSee) October 21, 2018 But Baker Mayfield was a runner so “he’s allowed to be hit in the head” get tf outta here @NFL @NFLOfficiating #browns pic.twitter.com/JwjwRv9AcG— Allie (@AllieM1993) October 21, 2018 @nfl is ridiculous! Shame on you @nflcommish. #Browns dirty hit on Baker Mayfield to the head! Pathetic! If that’s Tom Brady it’s called. Bullshit!!!! pic.twitter.com/jdZP80LZdq— Jeff (@uxcle) October 21, 2018 Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Team News: Bristol Ladies v Wasps

first_imgLagi Tuima and Caity Mattinson, who were named in their first ever England squad for the upcoming Old Mutual Wealth Series against Canada on Thursday, return to the starting line-up for the ladies at centre and scrum-half respectively.Lilian Stoeger is also included and will be looking to continue her great form in the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s after the winger bagged six tries in her first three outings of the season. The fly-half position is filled by Lucy Attwood who has had an impressive start to the season, while Amber Reed will start in the number twelve jersey this week.  Clara Nielson finds herself back at hooker with Abbie Parsons coming in at tight-head and Caryl Thomas continuing at loose-head prop.There is a new back-row this week compared to last with Poppy Leitch, Claire Molloy and Izzy Noel-Smith all returning as Bristol look to bounce back from their loss away to Harlequins.Jessie Hood and Brooke Bradley come into the twenty-two-woman match day squad as replacements and will be looking to make an impact when they get on the pitch at Cleve RFC. Bristol Ladies squad to face Wasps Ladies at Cleve RFC on Saturday 28th October (2pm KO): 15. Cat McNaney, 14. Lillian Stoeger, 13. Lagi Tuima, 12. Amber Reeds, 11. Sydney Gregson, 10. Lucy Attwood, 9. Caity Mattinson; 1. Caryl Thomas, 2. Clara Nielson, 3. Abbie Parsons, 4. Amelia Buckland-Hurry, 5. Kate Newton, 6. Poppy Leitch, 7. Claire Molloy, 8. Izzy Noel-Smith.Replacements: 16. Jessie Hood, 17. Ellie Mulhearn, 18. Carys Phillips, 19. Daisie Mayes 20. Hollie Cunningham, 21. Brooke Bradley, 22. Maeve Liston.last_img read more

Hazard could be made Chelsea captain, Telegraph say

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A look at some of the recent newspaper stories involving Chelsea…Eden Hazard has been outstanding this season.Eden Hazard could be made Chelsea captain, according to the Daily Telegraph.With Gary Cahill, who took over as captain from John Terry, having lost his place in the side, Cesar Azpilicueta has worn the armband this season.Boss Maurizio Sarri has repeatedly said he is yet to make a final decision on who will be club captain.AdChoices广告The Telegraph say defender Azpilicueta hopes to be named as permanent skipper by Sarri this week but that the Italian could instead opt for Hazard.The newspaper say there “has been a feeling within the club” that making Hazard captain might help persuade him to commit his long-term future to Chelsea and sign a new contract.Sarri suggested last week that the issue was close to being resolved.He said: “I want to speak with my club face to face before I tell you my decision. I think it’s right the club knows my decision before the journalists.“It has been impossible in the last two or three weeks, but I think it will be possible next week.”Batshuayi wants Chelsea returnMichy Batshuayi still wants to establish himself at ChelseaIn an interview with the The Times, Michy Batshuayi says he does not want to join Valencia on a permanent basis.Batshuayi, on loan at the Spanish club from Chelsea, says he is aiming to return to Stamford Bridge “a better player” and establish himself there.From the weekend…Terry ‘agrees return as Under-23 boss’ John Terry has agreed a return to Chelsea as manager of the club’s development side, The Sun on Sunday has reported.The newspaper claimed the Blues legend has agreed an £800,000 deal to take control of the Under-23s once he has completed his coaching badges.Former Chelsea captain Terry, 37, has been considering his options since leaving Aston Villa during the summer.He recently backed out of a move to Spartak Moscow and has made no secret of his desire to enter coaching and management.Sarri is said to be behind the move to bring Terry back to the Bridge.Sarri recently said he would welcome Terry back but had been led to believe the ex-England defender wanted to continue playing.The Sun on Sunday quoted a source as saying: “John has made no bones about the fact he’s keen to get into management and obviously Chelsea has always been the dream.“He has been in talks with the boss for the past few weeks and has verbally agreed the deal.“It will only come to fruition though once he has finished his badges.“An as-yet undecided manager will take over in the interim.”Sunday Mirror claim Blues want Hazard’s brotherIt’s claimed that another of Eden Hazard’s younger brothers could join ChelseaChelsea want Eden Hazard’s 15-year-old brother Ethan, it is claimed.The teenager is currently on the books of local Belgian club AFC Tubize and the Sunday Mirror claimed he could be the fourth Hazard to be signed by Chelsea.Another younger brother of Blues star Eden, 23-year-old Kylian, is on the club’s books, while Thorgan Hazard had a spell at Stamford Bridge before moving to Germany.Ramsey still being linkedReports continue to claim Chelsea want Aaron Ramsey. [Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire]Chelsea continue to be linked with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.The Wales international’s contract at the Emirates Stadium is due to expire next summer and talks over a new deal have reportedly broken down.Chelsea have long been linked with a move for Ramsey amid much speculation over his future.The Sunday Express  have nevertheless claimed an ‘exclusive’ in declaring that Chelsea want to sign him.The newspaper said Manchester United are also keen on Ramsey and that Arsenal will look for £25m for him in January rather than lose him on a free transfer at the end of the season.Speculation over Morata’s future continuesAlvaro Morata continues to struggle in front of goal. [Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire]Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata continues to be linked with a return to Juventus.The Sun on Sunday suggested he could be sold to the Turin club, where he spent two seasons on loan between 2014 and 2016.last_img read more

Bolt has been diagnosed with Covid-19 after his own birthday party

first_imgUseins Bolts | Foto: Getty ImagesSprint legend Usein Bolts is in self-quarantine after a positive Covid-19 test, and police are currently investigating whether the party violated the country’s current Covid-19 restriction regulations, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said on Tuesday.It has already been reported that the video posted on Bolt’s Twitter site revealed that the tests submitted to him on Saturday after the celebration of his 34th birthday party revealed the presence of coronavirus in the body, but there are no symptoms of the disease. He encouraged the friends he had contacted to take precautions.Police are currently investigating whether there were any illegal activities at the party, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said.Birthday party videos online showed that the celebration took place outside, but without face masks or social distancing.Manchester United footballer Rahim Sterling and Leverkusen Bayer Bayon Bailey are also reported to have been guests.The Jamaican legend immediately began to isolate himself on suspicion of the disease.There have been 1,612 cases of coronavirus and 16 deaths in Jamaica, according to official figures.Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, who holds world records in the 100 and 200-meter races, competed for the last time in international competitions at the 2017 World Championships in London.He and his longtime girlfriend, Cassia Bennett, were expecting their daughter in May.last_img read more

Matawan’s new grid coach ready to get started

first_imgWhen John Kaye met with Matawan Regional High School’s football players as their new football coach after school on March 1, there wasn’t much of an introduction needed.Along with being the school’s varsity baseball coach for the past 15 years, Kaye was an assistant football coach for the past 18 years under Joe Martucci.Martucci resigned after his 28th season after the Huskies won their second NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II playoff championship in the last three seasons, all three seasons ending in trips to the championship game. Martucci, who had a 197- 81-1 record and five state titles, has agreed to coach the offensive backs at Kean University this fall.Not only did Martucci know Kaye well as colleagues on the sidelines, Martucci also has been the athletic director and will step down from that post in June.Will Kaye be able to remain as baseball coach for a program that has developed 13 players who went on to college and last year was a co-champion in the Shore Conference A Central Division?“That program is in a good position, and I’ll visit that decision at the end of the [baseball] season,” Kaye said.Two former players were the other finalists for the position of head football coach— Dave Monro, a former offensive coordinator at Raritan, and Charlie Marsh, who had worked as a defensive coordinator at Monmouth Regional before returning to Matawan’s staff last season.“I didn’t recommend anybody — that was the board’s decision — but I felt John Kaye was the best applicant because he has head coaching experience and has coached every position in this program except quarterback and receivers,” Martucci said.For now, Kaye is organizing a staff and maintaining an offseason program for the many returning players. He could not speculate at this time how much of a change will be made on the schemes on either side of the ball. “A lot of the staff will stay together, the same faces in different roles,” Kaye said. “What matters is the ones wearing the uniforms out there, the [jersey] numbers and colors.”Kaye was a head coach at Hillside from 1989 to 1995. He started his coaching career with two years as an assistant at Matawan and four years after that as a defensive coordinator at Scotch Plains before going to Hillside as head coach and then returning to Matawan.“I had other possibilities for head coaching jobs elsewhere since I came back, but felt it did not fit the right way, and I stayed here,” said Kaye. “When the position opened, I talked to my family about it and decided to apply.” Kaye chose to coach the freshman team this past season to allow him more time to follow the efforts in the same fall season of his daughter, Nicole, a defender on Matawan’s soccer team who is embarking after her graduation this spring on a college career at Ramapo.“I’mhonored to be mentioned in the same sentence as [former coaches] Joe Martucci and Barry Rizzo, legendary coaches not only in New Jersey but nationally,” Kaye said.Kaye is eager to take over a program that has further embedded itself in the community with the establishment of a Hall of Fame monument area at James C. Dwyer Sr. Memorial Alumni Park off the stadium entrance, a testament to the program’s tradition of success and development of players who went on to college and NFL careers, such as Jay Bellamy, who has served as special teams coach at Matawan and played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints. BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent last_img read more

Utd ace sorry for suicide bomber garb

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, January 9- Manchester United defender Chris Smalling apologised on Thursday after a picture emerged of him wearing a suicide bomber costume at a fancy dress party.The front page of Thursday’s edition of British tabloid The Sun showed the 24-year-old England international clad in Arab dress, including a head scarf, and with a circuit board and wires strapped to his body. Smalling claimed that the outfit was an “attempted comedy play” on a drink known as a ‘Jagerbomb’, which is a mix of the liqueur Jagermeister and the energy drink Red Bull.In a statement, Smalling’s management company the Wasserman Media Group said: “Chris and his girlfriend hosted a fancy dress party to celebrate Christmas and their belated birthdays with close friends in the assumed privacy of his own home.“He dressed in a costume consisting of empty bottles of Jagermeister and cans of Red Bull strapped to his chest in an attempted comedy play on the popular ‘Jager bomb drink’.“Although he fully accepts in hindsight it was an ill-thought out and insensitive decision, absolutely no harm was intended whatsoever and he apologises for any offence caused.”Smalling, who can play at centre-back and right-back, joined United from Fulham in January 2010 and is expected to be a member of Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup in Brazil later this year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more