PHOTO: Hoarafushi Coastal Protection Works Completed

first_imgImage source: MTCCThe President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayyoom, marked the completion of HA. Hoarafushi Shore Protection Project today.According to the latest Maldives Transport and Contracting Company’s announcement, main components of this capital development project included dredging of 16.360m³ of material, construction of 880 meters of revetment and a significant amount of sea outfall protection works.Assigned by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the project was completed within 180 days.The Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company CEO, Mr. Ibrahim Ziyath, Members of Parliament and other senior government and company officials attended the ceremony.Image source: MTCClast_img

PCG to sue barge owner for oil spill

first_imgIn a statement, AC Energy said close to 200 volunteers have signed up to aid in the cleanup operations of the affected coastal areas. Commander Joe Luviz Mercurio, PCG-Iloilo chief, will serve as complainant. * environmental damage and other reasonable measures of restoration Aside from the PCG, Mayor Jerry Treñas also ordered the City Legal Office to study what possible charges to file against AC Energy. * expenses incurred in cleanup operations at sea or on shore The mayor said AC Energy may also have civil and administrative liabilities under the Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA 9275). “Clearly, merong na introduce sa dagat na nakapag-cause ng harmful effects,” says Johonsan Fabilane, deputy commander of the Philippine Coast Guard Legal Service. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * pure economic loss or loss of earnings sustained by people, even if the property tainted or spoiled by the slick does not belong to them Johonsan Fabilane, deputy commander of PCG Legal Service, said they have wrapped up probing the oil spill yesterday.  ILOILO City – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is set to file a string of charges against Ayala-owned AC Energy Corp. for an oil spill in the aftermath of the explosion at Power Barge 102 on July 3. PCG’s next move, according Fabilane, would be the filing of charges against the company before the Iloilo City Prosecutors Office. He said:  “Pictures of the body of waters in Iloilo and Guimaras clearly showed the extent of the oil spill.”center_img  “Clearly, merong na introduce sa dagat na nakapag-cause ng harmful effects and nakapag dulot ng disruption sa mga kabuhayan ng mga mangingisda sa mga coastal areas,” said Fabilane. A conviction for this offense carries a possible imprisonment of 12 years, administrative fine of 300,000 to 500,000 and additional fine of 15,000 pesos per day from the start of the incident up to the end of the case. * damage to human health or loss of life as a direct result of the incident * costs incurred for preventive measures and further loss or damage caused by such preventive measures Under the law, owners of vessels that “cause pollution damage or create a grave and imminent threat of causing such damage,” are liable for: The Oil Pollution Compensation Law of 2007 (RA 9483) imposes strict liability for oil pollution damage and guarantees adequate reparation for adversely affected populations, especially those that depend on fishing and seashell harvesting. There is no need for more evidence to file a case, the PCG official stressed.  One possible complaint could be criminal negligence under Section 107 of Republic Act (RA) 8550 as amended by RA 10654 or an Act Providing for the Development, Management And Conservation of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. * consequential loss or loss of earnings suffered by owners or users of property contaminated or damaged as a direct result of the spill Fishermen were employed to assist in the oil recovery, while community workers continued the cleanup work along the shores./PNlast_img read more

Virat Kohli reveals what’s the biggest lesson he’s learned in 2 super over wins…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement qqder4NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsdjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tqWould you ever consider trying this?😱foafh4Can your students do this? 🌚l68Roller skating! Powered by Firework Team India has been on the pinnacle of performance and bringing out back to back Super Over wins in the last two T20 matches against New Zealand. In a bizarre reiteration of New Zealand ending their chase in equal runs with India, thanks to tremendous dead over performance from Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur. Add to that the swashbuckling knocks from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the super overs, India is on an unbeatable run in the series, currently leading 4-0. Experience gained? Captain Virat Kohli speaks.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIYesterday in the post match interview, Virat Kohli shared the biggest lesson he gathered from the nail biting victories in the last two matches.“There’s something new I’ve learnt in the last couple of games: when the opposition is playing well, you stay calm till the end and try to come back,” Kohli told reporters.Advertisement These were the first super over experience for Kohli and the squad, and they still were able to clinch out two victories out of two highly tensed matches.“We couldn’t have asked for more exciting games, we’ve never played Super Overs before and now we’ve won two. It shows the character of the team,” he added.Advertisement Usually coming in 1 down in the batting order, Kohli headed to the 22 yards in yesterday’s super over at the Wellington Regional Stadium, replacing opener Sanju Samson, who was brought in place of Rohit Sharma in the first innings.The 31 year old also credited Rahul’s stormy super over strikes of one boundary an one over boundary, before losing his wicket against Tim Southee: “His (Rahul’s) two strikes were crucial and then you knock the ball into the gap and take your team over the line.”The skipper also praised the Men in Blue’s young pacers: “We have a young bowling attack and, it is tough, when you haven’t won and you play against a quality opposition in India, give them a sniff and make it tough for yourselves.”The Man of the Match Shardul Thakur picked up two wickets, while also contributing to India’s score with a quick 15-ball-20 in the late overs. Yuzvendra Chahal secured one wicket, and the superstar Jasprit Bumrah picked one in Kiwi’s chase and one in the super over.Also read-The Brighter Gem? : Is Rohit Sharma a better batsman than Virat Kohli?See why Virat Kohli said that New Zealand deserved to win the 3rd T20 International Advertisementlast_img read more

Higher Transport Volumes Improve HapagLloyds Earnings

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first half of the year 2019 with a significantly higher operating result than in the same period of the previous year.Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased to EUR 389 million, up from EUR 91 million reported in the first half of 2018.The group net result rose to EUR 146 million, against the EUR -101 million seen a year earlier, while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) climbed to EUR 956 million from EUR 427 million year-on-year.“Thanks to higher transport volumes in our core trades, good cost control and slightly better freight rates, we can look back on a good first half year. This also allowed us to redeem additional debt through the early repayment of a senior note,” Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd, said.Revenues increased in the first half year to EUR 6.2 billion from EUR 5.4 billion reported in the first six months of 2018, while transport volume rose by 2 percent to 5,966 TTEU and the average freight rate climbed by 5 percent to 1,071 USD/TEU.In contrast, higher bunker prices of USD 429 per tonne had a negative impact on the result.“After a solid first half of 2019, our outlook remains unchanged, even if we have to deal with more trade restrictions and see increasing geopolitical risk, which of course could impact growth. In the second half of the year, we will continue implementing our Strategy 2023 in our efforts to become the number one for quality,” Rolf Habben Jansen added.last_img read more