Samsung Reports on Contract Cancellation, New LoI

first_imgSouth Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries informed that it has cancelled a contract for the construction of three special-purpose ships.The contract, worth KRW 415.7 billion (USD 366.1 million), was secured back in July 2018 with an undisclosed North American shipowner.Samsung said that the reason behind the termination was the shipowner’s inability to meet the shipbuilding price payment deadline.However, the company has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with a new client interested in taking over the cancelled ships, hence, SHI expects the impact from contract cancellation to be limited. The new deal is yet to be finalized.Earlier this week, Samsung won its first order this year for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.The contract is worth KRW 419.9 billion (around USD 376 million) and has been secured with Denmark’s Celsius Tankers.The two 180,000 cbm vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2021.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Free NFL picks, predictions for Ravens vs. Rams on ‘Monday Night Football’

first_imgNFL pick: Baltimore Ravens -3 (-110)EXTRA POINTSportsbook Review has a new nightly live betting show called “Live Line.” From the NFL to the UFC, SBR breaks down all the angles to find the edge and get you set before and during the game. Head over to the SBR Picks YouTube page to watch “Live Line” Thursday through Monday night. The Ravens are the best team in the NFLIf the Baltimore Ravens haven’t proven that over the last month than who else do they have to beat to prove it to you? They have been a favorite in cappers Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook Review”>NFL picks each week. They have comfortably beat the Seahawks, Patriots and Texans last month and if they aren’t the best team in the league, they are certainly the best team in the AFC.For my money, Lamar Jackson is the MVP of the NFL through 11 weeks. The kid is special and his dual threat capability has been a dagger in the heart of multiple playoff contenders this season. The Baltimore running game has shown up and shown out this season, especially the last month. They brutalized the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks in back to back weeks and continued their dominance the last two weeks against Cincinnati and Houston.Everyone talks about the weak link in this offense being Jackson’s arm, but he has done enough this season. Is Jackson the type of quarterback to throw darts all game and compile 300 yard passing games week in and week out? No, he isn’t, but he doesn’t have to be. Jackson has done enough through the air to get the job done.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook ReviewThe biggest factor that I see in the Ravens success this season is the decision that head coach John Harbaugh made in realizing that this team will go as far as Jackson’s legs will take them. He designed an offense around the strengths of Jackson and didn’t force Jackson to play inside the conventional quarterback box. Making that decision has paid off in spades thus far, and I don’t see the game plan changing any time soon.Over the last six weeks the offense has not been the only unit playing well. The Ravens have built their legacy on dominant defenses but that was not the case earlier in the season. It was only six weeks ago that the Ravens defense was giving up the most yards per play in the National Football League, but that would be short lived. They have really picked up the slack and are now 10th in the league in defensive DVOA. If this Ravens defense continues to play well, the rest of the league is in trouble.If this team is elite, they need to win games against good teams on the road and they will have that chance Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams. Can they continue to ascend and get the job done against the defending NFC champs?The Rams have not looked right all seasonIt is crazy to think that this time last season Jared Goff was one of the leading candidates for NFL MVP. Fast forward one year and there is a 0% chance he wins the award this season. The Los Angeles Rams have not looked right all year, and one of the reasons has been the inconsistent play of the young QB. The Rams have managed to win three of their last four games, but they are just 3-3 over the last 6 weeks. Although they have won 3 of 4 they have not looked good doing it. Last weekend the Rams looked awful and were very lucky to escape with a victory against the Chicago Bears. I had thought that Goff’s struggles were primarily on the road this season. I also thought that Goff would play well at home last week coming in off the road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was wrong on both accounts.If there has been a bright spot for this Rams offense the past few weeks it’s been a resurgence of Rams running back Todd Gurley. He has been a nonfactor for most of the season, but his production has improved the last two weeks. It’s probably because McVay doesn’t trust Jared Goff behind center right now, and he is forced to lean harder on Gurley but the question is, will Gurley’s legs be able to withstand the heavier load.While the offense has struggled this season, the defense has remained pretty solid. In multiple defensive efficiency ratings that I use, the Rams are still a top 10 defense. Football Outsiders currently has the Rams as the 8th best defense in football. I’m not sure if the eye test says the same thing but we all know that these games are played out on spreadsheets and the numbers matter, so if the numbers say they are a top 10 defense, that is what they are.The Rams are at serious risk of making the playoffs this season. While technically they might not be in a must-win position yet, when you take a look at the NFC championship landscape they are going to have to win almost all their remaining games to realistically make the playoffs.Rams vs. Ravens predictionSo, who wins this game? Based on what we’ve seen the last month, you have to think the Ravens win on Monday night but the problem is, it’s not always that easy. Does anyone really want to step in front of this Baltimore Ravens team right now? The playoff picture has basically forced the Rams into desperation mode, and I understand why people would want to take the desperate team getting a field goal at home, but I just can’t step in front of this Baltimore Ravens team considering how well they have played the last 4 weeks.I don’t really a thought on the total, but it is interesting to note that this total opened in the NFL odds board at 49 and is down to 46.5. I have to contribute that to how bad the Rams offense has looked this season and how improved the Ravens defense has looked the last month. I am off the total, but I will bite the bullet and lay the field goal on Monday night.I am not stepping in front of this train. Had the Ravens defense not improved, I would have been on the other side Monday. Now, that the Ravens are locked in defensively I feel comfortable with my NFL pick laying the number because the Ravens are going to get their points Monday. The way this defense is playing they should further expose Jared Goff for the mediocre quarterback he has come to be this season. Baltimore Ravens vs Los Angeles Rams betting guideMonday, Nov. 25, 2019 — 8:15 p.m. ETOpening odds: Ravens -2.5last_img read more

Carrick makes immediate switch to coaching role at Man Utd

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Michael Carrick is making an immediate switch from Manchester United’s playing squad to the coaching team in time for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.The former England midfielder hung up his boots on Sunday after United’s final Premier League game of the season against Watford.The following day he began his new job as a member of manager Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff, with this weekend’s clash against Chelsea at Wembley his first assignment.“It changes overnight,” Carrick said. “I am not training this week. I am going to jump on the staff.”The 36-year-old had other options as he approached the end of his playing career but the chance to work under Mourinho was too good to refuse.“A couple of years ago I thought maybe it would be a good thing to spend time with the family, but then it’s about timing and opportunities,” said Carrick, who made 464 appearances for United over 12 years after earlier spells with West Ham and Tottenham. “You never know what is going to be around the corner. As soon as this came up I didn’t think twice.“He is one of the best, he’s been around for many years and it all fits in. I’ve been at this club, and it is such a great club, so I obviously know the club and the manager.”Carrick said he is considering moving into management one day but it is not something he intends to push for yet.The midfielder was given a guard of honour by both teams on Sunday and had a hand in the only goal of the game, playing Juan Mata in behind the defence for the Spaniard to tee up Marcus Rashford.He was substituted late in the game to a huge ovation, with supporters recognising his role in five Premier League title successes and one Champions League triumph.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Chelsea ‘set to increase their offer’ for right-back

first_imgChelsea are to increase their bid for Spain right-back Cesar Azpilicueta having had a £5m offer rejected by Marseille, according to The Sun.The French club apparently want £8m for Azpilicueta, with Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo said to be determined to take him to Stamford Bridge.Di Matteo is keen to sign a right-back.The Sun also suggest Romelu Lukaku has told Chelsea he will only go on loan to one of their Premier League rivals.Belgian striker Lukaku, 19, has been linked with Fulham and a number of clubs in Europe.Meanwhile, the Daily Mail report QPR’s possible signing of Celtic star Ki Sung-yueng.Talks between the two clubs have been ongoing for some time, and R’s chairman Tony Fernandes is quoted as saying: “Discussions are continuing with Celtic.”The Mail also report Cardiff’s move for QPR forward Heidar Helguson.Related West London Sport story: QPR’s Helguson a target for CardiffFinally, The Sun pick up on Real Madrid’s supposed interest in Moussa Dembele.It follows the player’s agent telling a Dutch newspaper that Real were looking to sign Dembele from Fulham.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Shosholoza takes over from Happy Birthday

first_imgThe recent history of this restaurant chain is remarkable, a living example of the branding approach of the IMC. It is truly “Alive with Possibility”.This South Africanness and the limitless possibilities that exist in the country are central themes to the re-branding of Mike’s Kitchen by Managing Director, Judy Corney.This has meant refurbishing the restaurant around the most important space in South African homes, the kitchen, while including elements of the dining room and lounge.The menu has undergone a major overhaul. All non-South African items have been removed, replacing these with a variety of creative and delicious South African specialities such as pap tart and potjiekos.But there is more, and this too will be celebrated as part of Heritage Day – a programme to promote employees as shareholders.This latest campaign is called “From waitress/waiter to Shareholder Joint Venture Campaign” and is another example of how Mike’s Kitchen lives the Brand South Africa values Two employees have already become shareholders – Christinah Maseko and Muzi Mncube. Both will be present at the celebration.Christinah started as a waitress, then trained other waitresses and did a Mike’s Kitchen/Theta learnership programme – and today she works alongside her partner and fellow-shareholder Jan Kleynhans at Mike’s Kitchen in the Makhado Centre in Louis Trichardt.Muzi started off as a temporary cleaner, worked his way through the kitchen, became manager and now is a shareholder and co-owner with Garth Miller in Mike’s Kitchen in Springs. “We’re as South African as it gets and we try to promote pride as well awareness of the limitless potential of South Africa to employees and patrons,” says Judy Corney.A first step in this drive was the partnership of Mike’s Kitchen with the IMC’s Brand Champion Programme. This programme aims to inspire national pride within organisations But then, Judy’s involvement with Mike’s Kitchen is living proof that the brand slogan reflects a reality.When Judy and her husband Gary bought the franchise, there were only five restaurants in the chain – down from the 50 spread throughout the country.Then Gary died and Judy had to fight to make it on her own – which she did. She fought off an attempt to reverse the buying of the franchise, brought up her twin daughters and inspired the people who work with her.Today there are 25 Mike’s Kitchen outlets – proof of Judy’s tenacity and underlining her belief that South Africa is indeed Alive with Possibility.As Yvonne Johnston, CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa says: “The story of Mike’s Kitchen demonstrates what real commitment can do for a company, its employees, its image and standing. They are a success story in terms of how to live the brand.”EndsIssued by Meropa Communications on behalf of the International Marketing Council of South Africa.For more information, including photos, please contact:Claire Taylor, Meropa CommunicationsTelephone: 011 772 1000/ 072 341 3898Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Bumper export for Mercedes Benz

first_img16 September 2009In a reassuring sign for South Africa’s automotive industry, East London-based Mercedes Benz has shipped over 2 600 locally built C-Class cars – its largest consignment since November 2008 – to the United States east coast.In a statement last week, Mercedes Benz South Africa said that the 2 674 cars travelling on the vessel the Grand Orion would arrive in Jacksonville, Florida on 23 September and Baltimore, Maryland on 26 September.Build qualityRainer Ruess, manufacturing site leader at Mercedes Benz South Africa’s local automotive plant, said the shipment reaffirmed that US customers were very satisfied with South African build quality.In July, JD Power and Associates presented a Gold Award for Initial Quality to the East London-based plant following a US survey conducted among over 80 000 new US car owners earlier this year.“The local plant was placed fourth in the world, after three Asia-based plants, outperforming all European, American and African automaker plants,” Mercedes Benz South Africa said.Car terminalTerry Taylor, East London-based corporate affairs manager of Transnet National Ports Authority, was delighted with the smooth and quick loading of the consignment – the first to make full use of the R20-million car terminal expansion project that was completed at the city’s harbour earlier this year.A new benchmark was set, with the cars being loaded onto the vessel at a rate of 170 per hour, 15% faster than the norm.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Kissparts 32″ 80cm Charming Long Color Curly Full Sexy Wig With Free Wig Cap and Comb – Let your hair down

first_imgReviews from purchasers :Let your hair downNicer than I expected I failed to know it had arrived right until my spouse walked by the door declaring that it was time he experienced a haircut – and there he stood sporting this wig. Right after that my neighbour had to attempt it – she’s a very small small 85 calendar year previous, so you can possibly consider the laughter. In any case, enjoyable aside, this is a attractive colour – a shimmery silvery grey/blonde. The hair is very long with a slight wave and curl, and a very weighty, long fringe, which could be trimmed appropriately if expected. It will come total with a specific steel-toothed comb and a hairnet in which to maintain your possess hair. I desire i’d experienced this when i was a teenager when i craved long hair it truly is amazing how various putting on a long wig can make you feel. This, i can now see, will be good fun at functions, and with hallowe’en all around the corner we’ll most likely be preventing more than who gets to wear it. I may be ready to take some images at a afterwards day.Arrives with wig cap and comb. It is a much much better high quality wig than i had anticipated for that cost.Here are the specifications for the Kissparts 32″ 80cm Charming Long Color Curly Full Sexy Wig With Free Wig Cap and Comb:Brand New .100% High quality Heat Resistant Japanese Kanekalon fiber materialEasy to wash and care just using a little mild shampoo in cold water. Please don’t use Hair Drier or Put the wig expose to Intense Heat.A wig cap and wig comb included, Great for gift, Halloween, concerts, theme parties, weddings, dating, and any other occasion.It should fit most people’s head. All you should need to do is adjust the hooks inside the cap to the correct size to suit your head;SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – If you’re not satisfied, simply return it for 100% refund.last_img read more

Let’s go Sale-ing: A Web-Savvy Yardsale Resource

first_imgA friend recently held a garage sale to purge all of his worldly possessions. At 8:58am before the final tables were out, men and women circled the block like buzzards over a fresh kill. The first group included punky-looking eBay dealers, antique collectors and audiophiles looking for rare dance hall vinyls. The second wave consisted of board game enthusiasts, recycled clothing designers, preschool teachers and espresso-touting Shabby Chic home decorators. And finally, at about 2pm, the geeks and bike-enthusiasts came to claim the last Playstation games, computer parts, brake levers and tubes. Garage sales are no longer just for blue-haired grandmothers with teacup fetishes. While eBay and Etsy are great for selling rare or specialty items, setting up an auction or store for your mismatched cutlery might not get you the results you need. One blessing in this down economy is that we’re learning to reclaim and recycle in a way that our grandmothers have been doing for years. Whether you like haggling over weird items on a Sunday or you’d simply like to list your own sale, here are some great resources. 1. Weekend Treasure: This site does a great job of pulling listings from Craigslist and other sites and aggregating them onto a map. The nice thing about this site is that once you’ve drilled down to your targeted listing, you can view the source article for further details. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Lists#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 2. GSALR: This site improves where Craigslist leaves off. While it does not offer images from sales, it does offer a map of the region, an RSS feed on new listings and a trip planner for multi-sale routes. Garage Sale Nation offers a similar tool, and the most results seem to appear in Massachusetts, Virginia, New York and Michigan. Yard Sale Search: This site is extremely bare bones, but if you’re just looking for a site to list all of the multi-family sales in your area, the results are quick and plentiful. 3. ZipGarage: ZipGarage is a site where garage sale hunters type in their postal code and receive results on sales in their area. RWW first wrote about ZipGarage in 2007. While this site is perhaps one of the best designed garage sale sites, it still lacks the users. If you’re having a sale, you might still want to embed the widget to give directions to your users. 4. Upcoming and Facebook Events: Your friends DO want to buy your junk, or at the very least they want to spend Sunday drinking beer on your lawn. A great way to kick start a yard sale is to reach out to your online networks, prepare some sandwiches and treat the event like a lawn party. Upcoming and Facebook events offer great ways to announce localized events and the best part is that your friends are likely to get calendar reminders for your sale. 5. Twitter, Loopt: These location-based services are great for that last minute sale push or reminder. While nearby followers might not have planned to buy anything, if they’re in the area, they just might stop by for an impulse purchase. 6.The Local Paper and Craigslist: We’re sure you already know about these options, but if you’re having a sale, it would be silly not to list here. With Craigslist, users can narrow their search by neighborhood and keyword, and choose to specify only those results that contain images. *Final Tips for Sellers: After you’ve tweeted, listed and advertised your yard sale, remember that old school rules still apply. Some of the must-haves of a garage sales include ample signage, properly labeled tables, extra boxes and bags, a measuring tape for furniture and about $100 in small bills and quarters for change. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro Related Posts last_img read more

The Advantages of Launching Outside of the Valley

first_imgdana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… In 2006, Y Combinator founder Paul Graham wrote an essay entitled, “How to Be Silicon Valley.” He argues that a tech hub must have nerds and people with money. At the time, he proposed that Boulder and Portland would be the next tech hubs and indeed both have thrived. Nevertheless, as seed funds and incubators become more common, new tech centers are springing up in some of the most unlikely places. ReadWriteWeb caught up with two mentorship groups to find out the advantages of launching outside of the tech epicenter of Silicon Valley. Bootup Labs After moving from the Valley, Vancouver-based entrepreneurs Boris Mann and Danny Robinson looked for a way to continue working with startups. The duo launched Bootup Labs to fix the Northern tech ecosystem and pass some of their lessons on to budding entrepreneurs. The group accepts 6 companies per program cycle for two annual cycles. Companies receive 8 months of mentorship, free office space, administrative/legal services and a $100,000 dollar covertible line of credit. In exchange for mentorship and funding, Bootup takes 5% equity from your company. If you choose to use the entire line of credit, they will receive an additional 10%. By attracting a star-studded cast of program mentors including Guy Kawasaki, NowPublic CEO Len Brody, and investor and writer Paul Kedrosky, Mann and Robinson ensure that their program’s 12 annual spots are highly coveted. Says Mann, “I asked Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield why he decided to stay in Vancouver and build his new startup Tiny Speck. He answered that he loves living here. Being a place where people love to live is hard to replicate. We have the nerds, we think it’s easier for us to bring more nerds here because of immigration rules (vs. the US) AND because people love it. [We’ve got] mountains, ocean and it’s one of the most livable cities in the world.“Bootup Labs’ choices for its January cycle include event-based community Zedmo, lifestream aggregator Statusly, location-based gaming development service Compass Engine, relevancy-based web surfing aid ReadFu, online farmer’s market Foodtree and enterprise storefront platform Blast Ramp.Difference Engine Launched this year by Jon Bradford, Difference Engine is based in the North East of England. The group offers applicants £20,000 pounds of investment capital and a 16 week program in business development in exchange for an 8% equity stake. As of January, Difference Engine will welcome 10 teams per cycle, with 2 program cycles per year. When asked why Bradford believes his program can create the basis for a good tech community he replied, “The North East of England is home to The Sage Group – one of the largest software company in the UK.  As with many other parts of Europe it is not the lack of technical expertise but the lack of pre seed capital and support which reduces the opportunities for young entrepreneurs.  Whilst there is increasing activity with angel investors, it is still less mature that the US market…The Difference Engine provides mentors the opportunity to “get up close and personal” with teams over an extended period of time [and] mentors may ultimately invest in these businesses.”According to Bradford, one of the advantages of starting a company is Europe is the fact that developers learn to build platforms and businesses with multi-language capabilities. This attention to global markets places European and Asian companies at a potential advantage to their US-based competitors. Difference Engine’s group’s first intake will be in February 2010, to apply for the inaugural program entrepreneurs can submit ideas via the Difference Engine application form.last_img read more

Premier Touch Summer season starting soon

first_imgThe Summer season of Premier Touch in Brisbane is starting in early December. Eight competitions will be running over three nights weekly across four locations:Monday – Bardon, Chermside and FairfieldTuesday – Mt Gravatt and FairfieldWednesday – Bardon, Mt Gravatt and FairfieldFor more information, please visit www.premiertouch.com.au or contact the Premier Touch office on (07) 3373 8233 or [email protected] LinksSummer Season Startinglast_img