Streetcars Welcomed Back in New Orleans

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore”On Saturday, streetcars in New Orleans resumed their historic service past the old mansions of the Garden District for the first time since Hurricane Katrina halted the St. Charles line more than two years ago.” (AP ) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

ESC Secretary Calls for Liberalization of Europe’s Market

first_imgThe newly appointed Secretary General of the European Shippers’ Council (ESC), Nik Delmeire, called the new European Commission to reduce existing trade barriers in the European Union at ESC’s general assembly meeting held in Brussels on Monday, October 13th.Delmeire’s said his main goal was to put shippers, who are at the heart of the European supply chain, also at the heart of policy making. To underline this vision, Delmeire made the case for reducing both emissions and trade barriers in order to increase the competitive edge of European trade and industry.Delmeire said that Green Freight Europe (GFE), industry driven program to support companies in improving the environmental performances of freight transport in Europe, can move European industries toward CO2 neutral freight transport by 2050. ‘A key success will be that the industry demonstrates that it has a plan to deliver this and there is an organization to drive it’, Delmeire stated. ‘Europe can only realize CO2 neutral freight transport if we provide a reporting platform that enables companies to report data in a standardized way and benchmark it in order to stimulate improvements. And there is such a platform, so let’s use it.’Delmeire added that it is essential that the new European Commission of President Jean-Claude Juncker eliminates red tape within the Union.The ESC said it wants to see one single European transport market providing the freedom of choice for businesses that contract transport services – which is still not the case.Also, the European guideline for weights and measures should permit goods vehicles of 44 tons for international transport.The ESC also wants a joint European reporting center set up for governments and the business community for complaints about the supervision and differences in interpretation of European legislation.‘If shippers can green Europe’s industries, the Commission can liberalize Europe’s market.’The ESC will present its plans to new EU Commissioners Šefčovič and Timmermans.[mappress]Press Release, October 15, 2014; Image: wsclast_img read more

Project cargoes defy breakbulk trend in Antwerp

first_imgWhilst conventional/breakbulk freight was down by 15 percent to nearly 17 million tonnes last year, after an exceptional year in 2007, the port authority has seen no reduction in volumes of out-of-gauge, over dimensional and heavy lift cargoes as yet; reporting 60 percent growth in 2008 compared to 2007. The figures for the first nine months were excellent, and while the last quarter clearly showed the effects of the downturn in the world economy, the port of Antwerp continued to do relatively well.As a result, Antwerp was able to gain market share within the top three ports in the Hamburg – Le Havre range (the other two being Rotterdam and Hamburg). The figures show that last year more than one hundred million tonnes of containerised freight was handled for the first time, or 8.6 million teu.The port authority expects that the general trend over the past three months will continue during the first half of 2009. According to a port authority statement, it will be difficult to equal the second quarter of 2008 druing which freight was diverted to Antwerp as a result of a dock strike in Le Havre06last_img read more

Subido’s 3 sends UST Tigers to UAAP finals

first_imgUST widened the lead to 40-33 early inthe third period. UP, however, remained in striking distance before taking a63-59 edge in the fourth. This was negated, though, by baskets from UST’sCrispin Cansino, Abando and Subido for a 66-65 advantage. Trailing 63-65 with 23 seconds left,Subido surged the Growling Tigers ahead, 66-65, with a three-point hit. Chabi Yo finished with double-double22 points and 16 rebounds on Wednesday night as Subido chipped in 14 markers. The Tigers surged to an 18-6 start inthe opening quarter but the Fighting Maroons showed some life in the secondperiod as they cut the deficit to 28-29 at the half. MANILA — Henri Lorenzo Subido draineda go-ahead triple, propelling the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers tothe finals of UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball with a 68-65 win over Universityof the Philippines Fighting Maroons in a do-or-die semifinals at the SM Mall ofAsia Arena in Pasay City. After a Maroons turnover, SoulemaneChabi Yo upped UST’s lead to 68-65 with two free throws.center_img Negrense Mark Nonoy contributed 12points, including crucial triples in the fourth period, while Rhenz Abando had11 markers and nine rebounds for the UST. The Tigers advanced to thebest-of-three finals against Ateneo Blue Eagles. Henri Lorenzo Subido drains a go-ahead triple as the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers advances to the finals of UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball. UAAP PHOTO Bright Akhuetie finished withdouble-double 16 points and 17 rebounds as the Maroons failed to take advantageof its twice-to-beat edge to bow out of contention./PNlast_img read more

Dodgers’ subdued NL West celebration reflects their lofty goals, previous accomplishments

first_imgThere was no sprint out of the visiting dugout following the final out this time, not after NL West titles in each of the previous six years and a 2019 so dominant the Dodgers clinched the division with almost three weeks to go.In the past, Los Angeles did not hold back its emotions, famously celebrating in Arizona’s outfield pool in 2013 after clinching a tense race. That was before a pair of World Series defeats and the heightened expectations that sprouted from those near-misses. There is no longer as much satisfaction in merely reaching the postseason. The berth-securing win over the Orioles on Tuesday, then, represented a checkpoint rather than an endpoint. On Tuesday, rookies Gavin Lux, Edwin Rios, Will Smith and Matt Beaty received at-bats. Smith and Beaty have each made a significant offensive impact this year. So too has first-year outfielder Alex Verdugo, currently on the IL but responsible for 12 home runs and 44 RBIs. The team’s postseason pitching staff could feature Dustin May, the hard-throwing right-hander who debuted last month.Those players can lean on teammates who broke through somewhere in the middle of the Dodgers’ run. Corey Seager was one of the newcomers in 2015. Cody Bellinger was one of them in 2017. For right-hander Walker Buehler, the moment came last season.The talent just keeps coming for this club, which has been on the rise for a decade. Maybe this is the year it’ll lead to a ring. So Clayton Kershaw reflected first on the temperature of the postgame alcohol shower during his TV interview in the clubhouse, then acknowledged his team’s feat in reserved terms. Around him, veterans such as Russell Martin and Kenley Jansen appeared subdued. They have grander ambitions on their minds.”You got to feel the burn.” 😆 pic.twitter.com/JSLS9fUr30— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) September 11, 2019MORE: Pirates have clubhouse altercation involving VazquezSeveral important contributors to this Dodgers group, though, were not part of LA’s success before this campaign.last_img read more