Air Products to sell $394m bond says banker

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ALE Heavylift in two Iberian moves

first_imgIn the first, ALE Heavylift successfully moved a 148 tonne stripper, measuring 34 m in length and with a diameter of 5.2 m, as well as a fractionator weighing 420.5 tonnes measuring 58 m in length. The consignment was moved from Sines harbour to Sines Refinery, Portugal.ALE unloaded the consignment at the quayside and transported it nine kilometres to the site. During the journey, inclines of 10% were encountered. Four 18-axle SPMTs were required to move the stripper while four 28-axle SPMTs were required to move the fractionator.Meanwhile, ALE Heavylift Ibérica undertook the skidding transport of a container crane at Barcelona port. The total distance skidded was 70 m. The movement involved laying rails for the crane 15.42 m apart. The crane weighed 850 tonnes. The loads per leg were 265 tonnes landside and 160 tonnes waterside.last_img read more

STX gets a boost

first_imgThe deal will provide STX Group with a much-needed liquidity boost. STX Pan Ocean – the company’s container shipping arm – reported a net loss of USD399.07 million in the third quarter of 2013 and went into receivership during June 2013 having incurred debts of more than USD4.8 billion.The Korea Development Bank (KDB), which became STX Group’s largest creditor in October 2013, has received approvals from other creditors to implement the rescue measures, with a preliminary deal expected during January, said the reports.www.panocean.comlast_img

Liebherr mobile harbour cranes top charts

first_img“We started [2014] with a record order backlog into the year,” said Matthias Mungensast, sales director for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes. “Throughout the year demand for our state-of-the-art cargo handling solution was very stable on a high level.”One highlight for Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane division in 2014 was a large order from a purchasing association of Algerian port operators, which opted for 20 of the LHM model cranes. This order brought the total number of LHM cranes delivered to Algeria to 43.Liebherr said that the LHM 550 was the most successful model of the year, with 35 units shipped worldwide; while the LHM 280 also grew in popularity, with 23 units sold to eight countries.A geographical breakdown of the year showed that Europe (including Russia) was the main region for Liebherr’s mobile harbour cranes, with 42 units delivered in 2014. A close second was the African market, where 33 of Liebherr’s LHM units began operating last year.Customers in Latin America opted for 14 units in 2014, while Liebherr’s Asian customers received the same number of machines.Liebherr is optimistic that 2015 will also be a positive year for its mobile harbour cranes, noting that its LHM order backlog is one of the company’s highest ever.  www.liebherr.comlast_img read more


first_imgCapsicum Culinary Studio – South Africa’s largest chef school – has tasked its chef lecturers to come up with some delicious dishes, perfect for the whole family to enjoy during the current lockdown.Chef Charne Wylie from the school’s Pretoria campus shares her recipe for her delicious and easy-to-make malva pudding – perfect for the winter weather we are currently experiencing – and best served with lashings of cream or custard (or both for the very greedy!)There are various theories on where the name for this traditional South African pudding came from including: The Oxford English Dictionary says it comes from Afrikaans malvalekker, meaning “marshmallow” (ultimately from Latin malva, a mallow), which may arise from a resemblance between the pudding’s texture and that of a marshmallow or a similar Afrikaner sweet, the malvelekker, made with the extract of marshmallow. Malva is also Afrikaans for geranium and a theory is that the batter was originally flavoured with the leaves of the lemon- or rose-scented geranium. Another theory is that the sauce originally contained Malvasia (malmsey) wine. Proponents of this theory include brandy or sherry in the sauce.Malva pudding: (makes 8 portions)For the puddingingredients:2 cups sugar4 eggs2 tblsp apricot jam2½ cups flour2 tsp bicarbPinch salt4 tblsp melted butter2 tblsp vinegar250ml milkMethod:Beat the eggs and sugar well until they are light and fluffy.Add the apricot jam to the egg and sugar mixture.Sift together the flour, bicarb and salt in a separate bowl.Mix together the butter, vinegar and milk and add to the flour mixture. Combine this with the egg and sugar. Bake at 180°C for 45 minutes.For the sauceIngredients:500ml cream250ml butter250ml sugar250ml water and orange juice with a tot or two (to taste) of sherry or brandy. Leave the alcohol out if you don’t drink.MethodBoil together, then pour over pudding when hot.last_img read more

Farmington Hills Police investigate possible ‘stranger danger’

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington Hills Police are conducting increased patrols in the area of Old Forge Lane and Brandywine, after a child reported being approached on Tuesday by a suspicious person.According to police, the April 30 incident happened at around 8 a.m. in the subdivision, which is in the area of 12 Mile and Farmington Roads. The child was standing at a bus stop when a black or dark blue sedan, possibly a Subaru, stopped.The driver, described as an Asian man in his 20s with black and blue hair, and wearing a white shirt and tie, reportedly asked the child to “come over here”. The child ran home, and the man drove away.Police say they have no information about other children being approached in the Farmington Hills area. A possible “stranger danger” incident investigated last month turned out to be a misunderstanding.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at 248-871-2610. Reported bylast_img read more

Infineon and Hella Develop 24 GHz Radar Module for Blind Spot Detection

first_imgInfineon Technologies, together with the German automotive supplier, Hella, has developed innovative radio-frequency components for a radar sensor, which reliably monitors the blind spot in the car’s rear section (Blind Spot Detection). The module saves space and costs through the integration of multiple, formerly separate components into one transceiver (transmitter and receiver at the same time) and features low power consumption at improved performance. Due to this efficiency increase, serial production of the driver assistance system is made possible also in vehicles outside of the premium segment.Hella’s 24-GHz radar sensor system for blind spot detection stands out for its high precision. The continuously updated radar scan detects moving objects even in poor weather and independent of the direction and speed of their motion. Optimized antenna concepts furthermore facilitate an even higher measuring accuracy. For example, when passing others or changing lanes, the system warns of vehicles coming from behind. When parking, the radar registers cross-traffic in the rear and prevents collisions.Infineon’s new Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits (MMICs) of the chip family BGT24Axxas the key components contribute to the efficiency increase of the driver assistance system. They improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), whereby they ensure higher precision in the detection and signaling of objects in the blind spot. As fully integrated transceivers, the Infineon MMICs contain all high-frequency components, like oscillators, transmission amplifiers and reception branches with low-noise amplifiers and I/Q mixers. Hella’s radar system thereby becomes smaller, more affordable and it consumes less power. Infineon’s 24-GHz chip family moreover enables a custom-fit configuration of the hardware, depending on the system environment and application field.In the 24-GHz radar system for controlling the blind spot in the rear section, Hella and Infineon deliver an efficient and reliable product to an automotive market that more than ever demands driving safety and operating comfort. By the year 2020, the number of worldwide installed, radar-supported driver assistance systems is to rise from presently about 14 million to more than 40 million; the Blind Spot Detection system plays a decisive role in this context (Strategy Analytics 2013). The third generation of Hella’s radar module will be available from now on in series production and as optional equipment in any vehicle and model class, even outside of the premium segment.last_img read more

Tarpons overwhelm the Red Ants, 63-0

first_imgBy Constancio Martinez, Jr.Special to the PRESSTarpons and Red Ants lining up for the coin toss during their October 18 game. Photo by Constancio Martinez, Jr.This will be the 34th time the Port Isabel Tarpons and Progreso Red Ants have played each other since 1986. Unfortunate for the Red Ants the Tarpons are 33-0 in those matchups. The Progreso Red Ants stunned the MMA Leathernecks with their 75-0 win last week.  So, the Tarpons stayed focused during their bye week as they weren’t going to overlook Progreso.From the first snap of the ball the Tarpons’ defense put on relentless pressure on the Red Ants quarterback. After holding Progreso to negative seven yards on their initial drive, the Tarpons put on a solid drive spanning 59 yards, unfortunately, they needed 60 as they turned the ball over on downs at the Red Ants 1-yard line.With backs against the wall Progreso went another 3-and-out. On the ensuing drive, Tarpons’ running back Brayan Medina took a shovel pass and hit the outside for a 33-yard touchdown. A successful extra point try by kicker Angel Fernandez put the Tarpons up 7-0 in the 1st quarter. The Tarpons caught the Red Ants by surprise as they recovered an onside kick by Fernandez. On the next play, Medina broke free for a 32-yard gain, but limped off the field with some sort of leg injury. Junior running back Adrian Nino subbed in for Medina and picked up where Medina left off. Nino got the Tarpons down to Progreso’s 1-yard line where quarterback Joey Krieghbaum scored on a quarterback sneak. A successful kick put the Tarpons up 14-0 with 6:00 left in the 1st quarter. On the ensuing Progreso drive, QB Elian Rodriguez tested the Tarpons’ secondary on a long pass, but cornerback Will Camacho out jumped the Red Ant’s receiver for interception. Playing on both sides of the ball, Camacho had another big play, but this time as a receiver as he caught a 33-yard pass from Krieghbaum. Three plays later Krieghbaum scored on another quarterback sneak, putting the Tarpons up 21-0 still in the 1st quarter. Facing a 3rd and 12, Progreso’s QB completed a 30-yard pass play marking the first time he got the better of PI’s secondary. On the next play, Tarpon’s defensive end, Edgar Orduna sniffed out a reverse and tackled the runner for a 10-yard loss. Unable to recover from the setback the Red Ants punted. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Tarpons though. Forced to punt, the ball seemed to hit the back of a Tarpon blocker and the Red Ants ended up with great field position. On the ensuing play, Progreso’s QB threw the ball to a streaking receiver, but underthrew it as Port Isabel’s cornerback, Gilbert Medina, came up with the interception ending Progreso’s scoring threat.Tarpons and Red Ants lining up before the snap during their October 18 game. Photo by Constancio Martinez, Jr.The Tarpons offense regrouped and went on 9-play, 76-yard scoring drive capped by a 25-yard pass play to receiver Will Camacho.  A successful kick put the Tarpons up 28-0 in the 2nd quarter. Progresso’s run game had virtually no success as Progreso leaned more and more on its passing game. After a couple of passes including a 33-yard pass play, the Red Ants reached the Tarpon’s 44-yard line. On the next play, the Tarpon’s secondary came up big again as Safety Jake Pinkerton jumped in front of the receiver for the interception. With the second quarter winding down, QB Krieghbaum found receiver, Angel Nino on a crossing route for a 41-yard pass play. A successful kick put the Tarpons up 35-0. The Red Ants got a 20-yard kickoff return, but salty Tarpon defense forced a fumble on the next play. Starting at Progreso’s 35-yard line Krieghbaum connected with receiver Michael Perez who eluded six would-be tacklers for a 35-yard touchdown pass play. A successful kick made it 42-0 Tarpons. After gaining only two yards on its next drive, Progreso was forced to punt again. Port Isabel continued to work on its passing game as Krieghbaum found a streaking Camacho for a 62-yard touchdown. The Tarpons headed to the locker room with 49-0 lead. Tarpon cheerleaders holding a Halloween-themed banner, just before the Tarpons broke out onto the field during their October 18 game. Photo by Constancio Martinez, Jr.As the second half opened, Progreso went for an onside kick, but the Tarpons recovered the ball. Two plays later, Adrian Nino left the defenders in the dust as he ran for 42 yards to paydirt. A successful kick put the Tarpons up 56-0, with 9:35 in the 3rd quarter.  Progreso was able to move the ball a little more on the backups in the second half, but still failed to score on the Tarpons’ defense. Meanwhile, the Tarpons picked up one last score as sophomore Jayden Lopez broke loose for a 35-yard touchdown run for the final score of 63-0.In their dominating performance, the Tarpons “Tidal Wave Offense” accumulated 522 total yards while the “Seawall Defense” forced five turnovers. The (3-4) Tarpons will have a much tougher matchup next week as they face the (6-1) Raymondville Bearkats at Tarpon Stadium. The Tarpons will need to bring the same tenacity next week to have a shot at the upset.  Share RelatedTarpons Fall to Bearkats, 63-7By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons and Raymondville Bearkats met this past Friday night with both teams’ sights on the district title. Unfortunately, for the Tarpons, the Bearkats put their foot on the pedal and never looked back as they cruised to a 63-7…November 1, 2019In “News”Tarpons Devour Red Ants, 33-13By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel’s defense played take-away with the Progreso Red Ants last Friday night.  They took the ball away four times in the first half, six total for the night, and won Homecoming, 33-13. “Our goal was to start out 1-0 in district,” P.I.…October 16, 2015In “News”Boys soccer now 2-2 after losses to Progresso, Brownsville Jubillee            By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS The Boys soccer team hosted the Jubilee Brownsville Titans this past Tuesday, January 14. The visiting Titans beat the Tarpons 3-0, with all the scoring done in the first half. The second half got more aggressive,…January 16, 2020In “News”last_img read more

Ligue 1: Mbappe speaks on Neymar criticism

first_imgParis Saint-Germain striker, Kylian Mbappe has said that his team-mate, Neymar is “human like everyone else” after the Brazilian was reduced to tears over the weekend by the controversy that has followed him since his arrival from Barcelona.Mbappe believes that Neymar was just as susceptible to criticism as anyone else.“It just simply proves that he’s human like everyone else. He’s like us, he has two arms, two legs, a heart, so he can be affected by the criticism he is subjected to,” Mbappe told French television channel TF1 on Sunday.“From the outside he gives off a certain image, he doesn’t appear to be affected… But when you’re on the inside, he opens himself up to you, he shows he’s a normal person.“He’s incredibly strong on the pitch that you think he’s just as strong off it, but away from it he remains a normal guy,” Mbappe said.A tearful Neymar had pleaded with the media to stop the “false stories” about his alleged frosty relations with PSG coach, Unai Emery and fellow striker, Edinson Cavani following Brazil’s 3-1 international friendly win over Japan in Lille.last_img read more

Miyazato shoots 2-under 70

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Miyazato got off to a strong start with four birdies on the front nine but was unable to build on the momentum after the turn and dropped shots on the 10th and 15th holes in blustery conditions at Rifu Golf Club. center_img RIFU, Miyagi Pref. – U.S. LPGA tour rookie Ai Miyazato kicked off her bid for a second title of the year on home soil with a 2-under-par 70 and took second place after the first round of the Miyagi TV Dunlop Ladies Open on Friday.Miyazato, who capped her homecoming in style by winning the Japan LPGA Championship by three strokes earlier this month, had four birdies against two bogeys to sit one shot behind early pacesetter Takayo Bando.last_img