Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

first_img© AU UN IST/AFP/File | File picture shows Ethopian soldiers wearing their new African Union berets, in Baidoa, Somalia Al- Shabaab fighters attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia early Thursday in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country, rebels and local residents said.The Al-Qaeda linked militants attacked the base in Halgan in Hiran region, the group said in a statement distributed on its Telegram messaging channel.© AU UN IST/AFP/File | File picture shows Ethopian soldiers wearing their new African Union berets, in Baidoa, SomaliaIt claimed that fighters had killed “at least 43” Ethiopian soldiers, but this could not be verified independently.Residents in the area close to Halgan said the attack began when a vehicle driven by a suicide bomber exploded, after which jihadist gunmen fought their way into the base.“There was a huge blast and then heavy exchange of gunfire started,” said Osman Adan, a nearby resident.Shabaab launched this style of “swarming” attack a year ago and have since overrun forward operating bases manned by Burundian troops in Lego in June, Ugandan troops in Janale in September and Kenyan troops in El Adde in January.The contributing countries refuse to confirm casualty numbers but it is believed that scores of soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been killed in each attack.This is the first such attack on an Ethiopian outpost.“Mujahideen fighters stormed the base and massacred many of the Ethiopians,” the Shabaab statement said.The Shabaab was forced out of the capital Mogadishu five years ago but continues to carry out regular attacks on military, government and civilian targets in its battle to overthrow the internationally-backed administration.The group commonly steps up its attacks during Ramadan, but this year is an especially critical one with Al- Shabaab eager to disrupt an expected change of government leadership due in the coming months.last_img read more

Ocean Yield Acquires Ethylene Gas Carrier

first_imgSea News, October 11 The vessel, Navigator Aurora, is a 37,300 cbm ethylene gas carrier that was built in 2016. This state-of-the-art vessel is operating on a sub-charter to the European chemical group Borealis for the transportation of ethane from the U.S. East Coast to Europe until December 2026. The propulsion and electrical systems are designed to use LNG as fuel in addition to conventional fuel. Further, the vessel is currently going through a project to also use ethane as fuel. Ocean Yield’s Chief Executive Officer Lars Solbakken said in a comment: “We are pleased to further diversify our portfolio of vessels with the investment in an ethylene gas carrier with 13-year charter to Navigator Gas. Including this vessel, Ocean Yield will have three vessels that can use ethane as fuel, reducing emissions compared to vessels that utilize conventional fuel.” Navigator Gas is listed on the New York Stock Exchange with ticker NVGS. The company owns a sophisticated fleet of 38 gas carriers that play a vital role in the global liquefied gas supply chain, providing gas transportation solutions for energy companies, industrial users and commodity traders. The vessels carry cargoes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia. Ocean Yield ASA on Thursday announces that the Company has agreed to acquire an ethylene gas carrier for a total consideration of USD 69.75 million net of a seller’s credit, with 13-year bareboat charter to a company 100% owned and guaranteed by Navigator Holdings Ltd. (“Navigator Gas”). Author: Baibhav Mishra The vessel is expected to be delivered to the Company during October 2019. Navigator Gas has certain options to acquire the vessel during the charter period. The transaction is subject to final documentation.last_img read more

Filtronic Signs Multi-Year Supply Agreement for Microwave Modules

first_imgFiltronic has announced that it has entered into a new multi-year supply agreement with a major European defence contractor to provide state of the art microwave modules for use in aerospace radar systems. The agreement is subject to a production.Under the terms of the Agreement Filtronic will manufacture and test the modules at its advanced mmWave centre of excellence in Sedgefield, UK. The multi-year contract has an anticipated potential value in the region of £3.0m to £5.7m dependent on the final volumes delivered over the duration of the Agreement.Rob Smith, CEO, said “We are delighted to have been selected as a supplier of these modules to this prestigious customer. We have worked hard to develop opportunities in the defence and aerospace market and this contract flows from the successful ramp of our other defence contracts. This further underwrites our growing credibility in this important market.”last_img read more

Four Lefty Options For the Indians Not Named Andrew Miller

first_img Related TopicsAndrew MillerAroldis ChapmanBradley ZimmerClint FrazierIan KrolJonathan LucroySean DoolittleWill SmithZach Duke Tim Tedeschi is a writer for NEOSI and a producer/contributor for the Sports on Tap Podcast. He is a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he has worked as sports editor of the school newspaper, general manager of the college radio station, and play-by-play and color commentator for NAIA and high school basketball, soccer, and football. Follow him on Twitter @tim_tedeschi. Tim Tedeschicenter_img For the first time in a long time, the Tribe finds themselves as buyers at the trade deadline.  While there have been reports the Indians may be targeting a catcher, particularly Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy, the team’s most pressing need is a left-handed reliever.The six lefties Cleveland has used in the pen this year have combined for a 7.35 ERA in 24.1 innings of work.  That’s not a ton of innings, but a majority of those appearances are coming in matchup situations against left-handed hitters.The big name everyone’s talking about is the Yankees’ Andrew Miller, but that might be unrealistic after the Cubs sent their top prospect and three other minor leaguers to New York for a three-month Aroldis Chapman rental.  Miller is signed through 2018 and would most likely require sending both Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier, as well as a few other prospects, to the Yankees.  The Indians can’t afford to mortgage their future for Miller, but there are a few other lefties the Tribe could pursue:ZACH DUKE, CHICAGO WHITE SOXThe 12-year veteran has had a phenomenal season for the Sox, posting a 2.71 ERA in 51 appearances so far this year.  Lefties hit .271 against Duke, which isn’t a terrific mark.  However, he has been used more than any other pitcher in the AL this year, giving hitters more opportunities against him.  Duke would be an upgrade over the lefties the Tribe currently use, but isn’t going to blow away every lefty he faces.WILL SMITH, MILWAUKEE BREWERSSmith has been rumored as the additional player in a deal for Lucroy and would be much cheaper than Miller since he is only signed through the end of this year.  He has a 3.86 ERA overall, but lefties also hit .281 against him.  Like Duke, Smith is a veteran who would be more reliable against lefties than what the Indians have now, but isn’t a shutdown matchup lefty like Miller.SEAN DOOLITTLE, OAKLAND ATHLETICSDoolittle is an intriguing high-risk, high-reward trade candidate.  He has a 2.93 ERA overall, has given up just 3 runs against lefties, and left-handed hitters are hitting just .152 against him.  However, he’s currently on the DL with a left shoulder strain and will most likely not be fully recovered until mid-August.  There’s no telling how he will perform when he comes back, although he has bounced back from shoulder injuries in the past.  Doolittle is signed through 2018 with team options through 2020, but if the Indians shouldered some of the payroll burden the A’s may lower their asking price as they seek to rebuild.  It’s unlikely rookie GM Mike Chernoff would make such a bold move, but Doolittle is a fascinating option.IAN KROL, ATLANTA BRAVESKrol has bounced from Washington to Detroit to now Atlanta in his four-year majors career, but he’s been a relatively bright spot for the hapless Braves this year.  He’s posted a 3.18 ERA in 28.1 innings, and lefties hit .256 against him.  He’s also entering his first arbitration year in 2017 and won’t become a free agent until 2020.  The Braves are most definitely sellers with the worst record in baseball; it’s worth a shot for the Tribe to inquire about Krol.last_img read more

Perusahaan Asal London Perkenalkan Bangku Kelas Ekonomi Baru, Tapi Masih Nihil…,Sejumlah Fakta dari Proses Emergency di Pesawat Terbang

first_imgSelain itu, satu titik yang kerap menjadi bahan perdebatan adalah sandaran tangan. Melalui bangku Interspace ini, para penumpang bisa menikmati ukuran sandaran tangan yang lebih besar ketimbang yang ada di bangku kelas ekonomi dewasa ini. Tumpukan busa empuk yang menyelimuti bangku Interspace ini akan menunjang waktu beristirahat Anda di udara.Begitu pula halnya dengan In-Flight Entertainment (IFE), dimana Anda akan mendapati sebuah layar modern yang siap menghibur Anda sepanjang perjalanan.“Jika Anda tertidur, maka layar hiburan ini akan mati secara otomatis. Fitur ini hadir berkat adanya sensor yang kami pasang,” tutur salah satu juru bicara dari New Territory.Baca Juga: Biar Nyaman di Penerbangan Kelas Ekonomi Jarak Jauh, Baca Ini!Hadirnya bangku kelas ekonomi modern ini diharapkan akan meningkatkan kenyamanan para penumpang, seiring dengan meningkatnya permintaan penerbangan dewasa ini. Kendati cukup menjanjikan untuk meningkatkan kenyamanan penumpang, namun menurut laporan dari perusahaan awal Desember kemarin, mereka belum menerima pesanan dari pihak maskapai yang tertarik untuk menggunakan bangku ini.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDalam Penerbangan, Pilih Kelas Ekonomi Premium Atau Ekonomi Biasa?23/08/2018In “Darat”Inovasi “Standing Seat,” Pacu Pendapatan Maskapai, Gadaikan Kenyamanan Penumpang07/10/2019In “Featured”Inilah Dampak Jika Anda Pindah Bangku dari Economy Class ke Business Class Secara Ilegal!13/11/2018In “Featured” Sumber: Penerbangan di kelas ekonomi bisa dibilang merupakan perjalanan yang cukup murah, namun harus dibayar dengan fasilitas ‘seadanya’. Ya, harga tiket yang berada di bawah business class dan first class menjadi daya tarik utama di penerbangan kelas ekonomi – namun harga miring tersebut harus rela ditukar dengan kondisi tempat duduk yang sempit serta pelayanan yang serba standar. Ini sudah menjadi topik hangat perbincangan yang cukup lama di kalangan eksekutif, dimana mereka tidak ingin menggadaikan kenyamanan penumpang yang terbang di kelas ekonomi. Beruntung, perusahaan asal London, New Territory siap mengakhiri masa ‘galau’ para eksekutif tersebut.Baca Juga: Dalam Penerbangan, Pilih Kelas Ekonomi Premium Atau Ekonomi Biasa?Sebagaimana yang dilansir dari laman (6/12), perusahaan ini merilis bangku Interspace – sebuah bangku inovatif yang dipercaya dapat meningkatkan kenyamanan para penumpang yang duduk di kelas ekonomi. Tidak seperti bangku ‘tegak lurus’ yang selama ini ada di kelas ekonomi, bangku Interspace rilisan New Territory ini mengedepankan konsep privasi, dimana penumpang bisa mengembangkan flap yang ada di bagian tepi untuk menciptakan ruang privasinya sendiri.Sumber: thepointsguy.comlast_img read more

Festival Ngopi Bareng KAI Jilid 3, Ajang Ngopi Gratis Sekaligus Edukasi Tentang Kopi

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedApresiasi Petani Kopi, PT KAI Bagi-Bagi Kopi Gratis!01/02/2018In “Darat”Lebaran 2018: KAI Angkut Motor Gratis, Penumpang Tak Bisa Batalkan atau Ganti Jadwal Keberangkatan19/03/2018In “Destinasi”Pasang Tarif Rp30 Ribu, KA Bandara YIA Resmi Beroperasi Hingga Stasiun Wojo07/05/2019In “Bandara” Dijelaskannya, Festival Ngopi Bareng KAI Jilid 3 terselenggara berkat kerjasama PT KAI dengan Komunitas Kopi Nusantara. Setidaknya ada 200 barista lokal yang terlibat, dengan 30 barista meramu di Stasiun Tugu. Untuk bisa menikmati kopi-kopi berkualitas ini, para pengunjung hanya cukup menunjukkan aplikasi KAI Access yang sudah diunduh di gadget mereka.“Tujuan festival ini ikut mendorong produk kopi lokal. Ini (disebut) ngopi kebangsaan bisa juga, ngopi bareng, (ngopi) dengan santai, rileks dan gembira. Sehingga meningkatkan rasa persaudaraan di antara kita,” tambah Eko.Sumber: detik.comNah, di sisi para barista yang menyuguhkan kopi ini sendiri, mereka memiliki pandangan lain tentang dihelatnya festival semacam ini. Adalah Bagas Sunu, salah seorang barista kawakan di Yogyakarta dan juga salah satu anggota dari Komunitas Kopi Nusantara mengaku senang menyambut Festival Ngopi Bareng KAI Jilid 3 ini.Menurutnya, ini merupakan kesempatan bagi para anggota komunitas untuk tidak hanya membagikan kopi kepada para pendatang, melainkan juga sebagai ajang untuk menyalurkan berbagai pengetahuan mereka di bidang kopi.“Karena di acara ini kami bergandengan dengan BUMN, jadinya seperti simbiosis mutualisme. Para anggota Komunitas Kopi Nusantara dapat stimultant event, sementara untuk KAI sendiri dapat para barista yang siap menyajikan kopi,” ujar Bagas kepada“Bagi kami (Komunitas Kopi Nusantara), yang terpenting itu bukan hanya menyajikan kopi kepada para pengunjung, melainkan edukasi tentang segala hal yang berkaitan tentang kopi kepada para pengunjung. Edukasi kualitas kopi, cara nyeduh bahkan buat kopi di rumah, dan lain-lain,” tandasnya.Baca Juga: Sepenggal Cerita dari Loko Coffee Shop YogyakartaSebagai salah satu barista yang terjun langsung dalam acara ini, Bagas sendiri berharap agar acara semacam ini dapat lebih sering diadakan. Pasalnya, dengan diadakannya acara semacam ini, maka itu seolah menjadi gerbang untuk para anggota komunitas untuk menyadarkan masyarakat tentang menikmati kopi yang berkualitas dengan lebih mudah.“Kalau dari komunitas pasti juga berharap yang terbaik untuk para anggotanya maupun masyarakat, apalagi acara semacam ini ada sangkut pautnya dengan keberlangsungan industri kopi nusantara.” Tutup Bagas. Sumber: istimewa Terhitung sejak Senin (11/3/2019) kemarin dan Selasa (12/3/2019), PT KAI Daop 6 Yogyakarta membagikan 10 ribu gelas kopi gratis di Stasiun Tugu Yogyakarta dan Solo Balapan. Aksi itu merupakan bagian dari bagi-bagi 50 ribu gelas kopi secara cuma-cuma yang dilakukan PT KAI di seluruh Indonesia. Di Stasiun Tugu sendiri, ada sekitar 30 stand yang menyediakan kopi gratis selama Festival Ngopi Bareng KAI Jilid 3 dyang dihelat pada tanggal 11-12 Maret 2019.Baca Juga: Apresiasi Petani Kopi, PT KAI Bagi-Bagi Kopi Gratis!Sebagaimana yang dirangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, kepala PT KAI Daop 6 Yogyakarta, Eko Purwanto, mengatakan bahwa festival ini merupakan agenda tahunan yang digelar oleh PT KAI. Tahun ini, sebanyak 50 ribu gelas kopi dibagikan secara cuma-cuma di 17 stasiun di 15 kota. Adapun 10 ribu kopi gratis itu dibagi di Stasiun Tugu Yogyakarta dengan jatah 7.500 gelas dan Stasiun Solo 2.500 gelas.last_img read more

Super Eagles Goalie Maduka Okoye Signs For Dutch Club

first_imgSuper Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has signed for Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam on a two-year deal the Dutch club confirmed on Monday.The deal for the 20-year-old who joins on a free transfer from Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf includes an option for a further two seasons.“Sparta Rotterdam has strengthened itself, with the exception of the medical examination, with Maduka Okoye. The Nigeria international signs for two seasons, with an option for two more seasons,” Sparta announced on their official Twitter page.Sparta Rotterdam heeft zich, onder voorbehoud van de medische keuring, versterkt met Maduka Okoye. De Nigeriaans international tekent voor twee seizoenen, met een optie voor nog twee seizoenen.— Sparta Rotterdam (@SpartaRotterdam) July 13, 2020Okoye was born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a German mother and grew up in the city of Dusseldorf.He spent three years at hometown club Fortuna Dusseldorf which he joined in 2017 from Bayer Leverkusen.He, however, found game time limited at Fortuna during his stay and featured mostly for the youth side in Germany’s fourth-tier Regionalliga West.He was elevated to the senior side this season but never made an appearance for the main team before his departure.Okoye made his debut for the Nigerian national team as a second-half substitute for the injured Francis Uzoho in November 2019 a month after he’d earned his first call up to the squad for a friendly against Ukraine.He moves to the Eredivisie in search of regular football in a bid to cement his claim to the Super Eagles number one jersey.RelatedUzoho Admits Okoye Fears, Dismisses Akpeyi, Ezenwa Challenge (AUDIO)August 8, 2020In “Featured”Who Is Sebastian Osigwe And Mmaduka Okoye?December 5, 2017In “National Team”Injured Uzoho Vows To Come Back “Better And Stronger”October 14, 2019In “National Team”last_img read more

OMSCC president upbeat about the level of cricket

first_imgTORONTO, Canada – President of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) Azeem Karamat Khan is upbeat about the level of cricket in the Masters league, pointing out that it has improved tremendously in 2018.Khan made the disclosure at last Saturday night’s 18th annual presentation, dinner and dance held at the Queen Palace Banquet Hall, Scarborough here.According to Khan, “I think we saw the most exciting semi-finals and finals ever and to me all 28 teams were winners. Think about it, the fact that you have a team in this league and enjoy your boyhood sport, add the competitive spirit – that’s what our league is all about.”Khan singled out the outstanding performance of the Royal Canadian Masters (RCM) team for special mention, recognising them for being the first Canadian team to win an international tournament.Division Two Most Valuable Player Matbar Bryan Singh is rewarded for his efforts.The RCM accomplished the remarkable feat in only their second outing to international games, winning the Over-50 division in the New York Softball Cricket League (NYSCL) tournament, last July.The OMSCC president also disclosed that the dates for the staging of Toronto Cup 3 have been finalised with the tournament set for August 30-31 and September 1, 2019.A significant change in the format will see the Masters division allowing for Over-40 players and not Over-45 as was played in the two previous competitions. Khan also expects the OMSCC to participate in the South Florida tournament, set for April 11-13, 2019.Touching on the Care Fund, which was established a few years ago, Khan said contributions were made to a few needy organisations in Guyana, including the Shaheed Girls Orphanage at Ogle, East Coast Demerara, which was recently destroyed by fire. Other contributions will also be made shortly.Apart from congratulating all the participating teams, Khan saluted the Division One winners Warriors Sports Club and Division Two champions Ramblers for their splendid performances in the playoff finals.Khan also pointed to the introduction of the first-ever Over-60 game, played during the staging of the Inter-county tournament and according to him there will be a few more games next year.The OMSCC president also acknowledged the contributions of his hard-working board members and the invaluable support from the several sponsors and looked forward to their continued assistance in 2019.The sponsors include Active Green & Ross (Errol Hussein), Starlite and Cabana restaurants, Kwik Staff Employment Agency, Trophy Stall (Guyana), Nirad Lall, Meadowbank Asset Management, Norman Sue Bakery, Nasser Baksh, and Nari Khan.The Norman Sue Spirit Award, given annually to a worthy individual who has played a big role both on and off the field, was awarded to OMSCC treasurer Khem Singh by the late businessman’s daughter Kim Sue. Singh was, however, absent from the function because of ill health.last_img read more

“Tukums 2000 / TSS” plays a great game and scores a…

first_imgVideo: “Tukums 2000 / TSS” plays a great game and scores a point against “Liepāja” – Football – Layout: current: getContentLayout (Cid: CacheTemplatingLayoutCustomizationsEsportsCustomizationSource512 ), alternative: getContentLayout (Cid: CacheTemplatingLayoutCustomizationsEsportsCustomizationSource512), Fid:115, Did:0, useCase: 0 “Optibet” in the Virgin tournament “Tukums 2000 / TSS” with a result 2: 2 (0: 1, 2: 1) played a draw with “Liepāja”. The first half of the game went at a very low pace, and “Liepājnieki” managed to score only after the standard situation. After the break, “Tukums 2000 / TSS” team started much more actively, more control of the ball and it also bore fruit and scored a goal. “Tukums 2000 / TSS” also managed to take the lead, Raivis Vītolnieks scored a beautiful goal with a shot from the left corner, beating the goalkeeper. At the end of the game, “Liepājnieki” used another standard situation and escaped the loss. We offer to watch the best moments of the game.last_img read more