Borusan Logistics acquires Balnak Lojistik

first_imgAfter the acquisition is completed, subject to the approval of the country’s competition authorities, Borusan Logistics’ sales for 2012 will grow to around USD600.0 million, with over 4,000 employees serving 10,000 clients.Balnak Lojistik had previously sold 46.0 perecent of its shares to Great Circle Capital in 2007, whilst the balance remained with the company founder, Lütfi Aygüler.The transaction price was not disclosed. The new, enlarged company has set itself a target of reaching turnover of USD1.0 billion by read more

Georgia declares state of emergency as Florence could take southwestern turn

first_imgGeorgia declares state of emergency as Florence could take southwestern turn SHARE Georgia State Patrol trooper charged with murder after shooting a Black man Published: September 12, 2018 1:07 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Recommended Georgia school seen in photo of a crowded hallway will briefly move to online learning after reporting 9 cases of COVID-19 Author: Associated Press Georgia’s governor has declared a state of emergency for all 159 counties as forecasters now say Hurricane Florence could take a southwest turn.In a news release Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal says the state “is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence.”Deal’s declaration Wednesday covers comes as the National Weather Service’s storm forecast shows a chance that Florence’s track might turn toward the southwest as it approaches the Carolinas later this week.No storm watches or warnings are in effect for Georgia. But forecasters say there’s an increased chance for tropical storm winds to reach Savannah.Deal’s emergency declaration cited potential “changes in the storm’s trajectory” as well as an influx of evacuees coming to Georgia from the Carolinas. The order eases regulations on trucks hauling gasoline and relief supplies into Georgia.last_img read more

4 Turkish citizens kidnapped in Nigeria

first_imgHigh resolution digital render of Turkey flag. A total of four Turkish citizens were kidnapped in Nigeria, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Sunday.The incident took place in Nigeria’s western state of Ilorin at 10 p.m. local time (2100 GMT) on Friday, an anonymous source was quoted as saying.Earlier this month, 10 Turkish sailors were seized off the coast of Nigeria by armed pirates while their cargo ship was sailing to the Ivory Coast’s city of Abidjan from Cameroon’s port city of Douala.So far, 14 Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in the West African country.Related Lebanese kidnapped in northern Nigeria Nigeria Protests Over Kidnapped Girls center_img Nigeria Vows to Rescue Kidnapped Girlslast_img read more

Dumfries and Galloway’s Environmental Health Team – Best Performers in the UK

first_imgL-R: Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee, Archie Dryburgh / Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Elaine Murray / Greg Douglas, Environmental Health Manager / Mandy Friels, EHO Team Leader (Dumfries) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Council’s Environmental Health team have come top to win the best UK performer in the Environmental Health category at the Association for Public Service Excellence awards 2017.The awards compare performance statistics and service costs from local authorities across the UK to establish the best performing services. Our team’s award covers services including food safety enforcement, pest control and control of stray dogs, public health, private water supplies, workplace health and safety, air pollution and environmental protection. APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, “The winners and finalists of these awards are stunning examples of what local government is capable of achieving. That is not to say austerity is not hitting councils hard because it is, however these winners and finalists are proof that in spite of the challenges -local councils are using innovation and efficiency to continue to deliver superb local services”Dumfries and Galloway Councillor, Archie Dryburgh, Chair of APSE commented: “I am delighted, as Chair of APSE, that our own Environmental Health Team from Dumfries and Galloway has come top in these awards and I’d like to congratulate the team for all their hard work.”Elaine Murray said: “This shows that our Environmental Health Team has gone above and beyond their normal duties. They have looked at the FSS Audit and taken on board any improvements they could make, going beyond their normal remit to make further improvements where they have seen opportunities. I’d like to add my congratulations to the team for a job well done.”last_img read more

Bad news chasing good money away from the Caribbean

first_img Share 20 Views   one comment Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Bad news chasing good money away from the Caribbean by: – July 1, 2013 International expert says profit-seekers do not lend to governments “that cannot return their money with agreed interest payments”.NEW YORK, United States, Monday July 1, 2013 – Some relationships just don’t last too long; some don’t even get started if the other is broke. This is exactly what happened some 10 weeks ago when investment suitors came rushing to the emerging markets with bags of money to mop up US$20 trillion of cheap government securities going below a one per cent return and now the tide of lenders is ebbing.Investors began pulling stakes with large scale selling of these assets amid fears that the US Federal Reserve may slash the monthly US$85 billion flow of easy money that kept short interest-rates here around zero per cent.The near zero rate has allowed the opulent investors to try their hand in the riskier emerging markets where a one-percent margin was better than nothing.At the end of April, the average yield to maturity for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Broad Market Sovereign Plus Index floated around 1.34 per cent.Then almost everyone was at the feeding trough.Analyst, Edward Al-Hussainy, an assistant VP at Moody’s, in a telephone interview from New York, noted that even the far flung Rwanda which had almost self destroyed by civil war a few years back raised US$400 million in bonds while hot spots like South Africa, Columbia and Thailand creamed off their share of the financial largesse of low cost money. But not everyone had a seat at the table, Al-Hussainy, quipped: “The Dominican Republic was able to gain one billion in dollars bonds while most of the other Caribbean countries were unable to attract the attention of these investors”.Earlier this year, Caribbean countries restructured three bonds totaling US$9.7 billion but analyst say in the absence of real economic growth, countries in this region may spin in more cycles of default.“Jamaica and Belize hogged the lion’s share of some US$9.5 billion in restructured debt since 2006 and Barbados is running low on planned reserves. And overall, the average debt for the Caribbean to income ratio is about 70 percent with Jamaica ahead at 140 per cent,” Al-Hussainy said.In March, the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines failed to auction EC $40 million (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) 10- year bonds in a period when carry trade investors were on the hunt to lend around the globe. At the close of the action only 11 bids valued at EC$ 25.9 million were tendered.In other words, the Caribbean area was not credit-worthy enough to cash in on the sweet low cost money “and that is an opportunity lost,” Al-Hussainy added.But Jamaican born, Peter Blair Henry, dean of the New York University’s Stern School of Business and a former professor of international economics at Stanford has an alternative view.“Short term debt such as bank loans and bonds require repayment when due irrespective of the country’s circumstances and when bad news circulates, lenders rush to get their money. So insolvent countries must carefully consider (other) financing options,” Henry Blair said.That’s the kind of scenario now being talked about where bad news chases away good money. Paul Christopher, the chief international strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), a grain of information uttered in May in the form of a side-remark by Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, struck an ominous tone for the “carry trade where investors borrow at a lower cost and invest in another region that offers a higher yield”.The “odd issue of this phenomenon is that Bernanke was not suggesting an immediate policy change although it is expected that the fed will continue bond purchases for some time to come,” he said.The damage already was already done, regardless.“Between May 8 and June 20, the Bloomberg US Dollar Emerging Deposit Bond (Index) dived by 5.1 per cent,” he added. Christopher is nevertheless confident that the current violent market reaction may be stabilised “over the next six months but yields may be lower for the whole carry trade”.But even in the near future when the market settles, Henry says investors may not be stirred to invite some regional countries to the bond party “as profit seekers do not lend to governments that cannot return their money with agreed interest payments”.In other words, said he, “investors don’t want to be shaken by a heavily saddled debt burdened country”.Lloyd NicholasCaribbean Media Corporationlast_img read more

Argos fall to Shorter in final minute on the road

first_imgArgos fall to Shorter in final minute on the road Share Toynetta Johnson added to her conference-leading season totals with 10 assists and five steals Thursday night (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img  Rome, GA. – On the road in search of a Gulf South Conference win Thursday night, the West Florida women’s basketball team overcame a 10-point halftime deficit but was unable to hang on for the win, losing 59-58.The Argonauts (5-15, 2-10 GSC) let Shorter (13-7, 8-4) pull away in the first half to lead by as much as 11, and the Hawks built a 13-point lead, 39-26 with 17:44 remaining in the second half. But UWF came back. The Argos went on a 13-0 run to tie things up 39-39 with 9:53 left in regulation.Over the final 10 minutes of play, the teams were tied four times with UWF finally taking the lead, 58-57, after a pair of Toynetta Johnson (Pascagoula, Miss./Pearl River CC) jumpers at the 1:45 and 0:49 marks. But Shorter hit a layup with 35 seconds left in the game to make it 59-58 and the Argos missed the game-tying shot with 15 seconds remaining.UWF shot 56.5 percent in the second half, led by Hanna Vette (Tarkio, Mo./Mineral Area CC) who scored 13 while going 5-for-6 in the final half of play. Johnson finished the game with a double-double, scoring 14 points and passing 10 assists. She scored seven points and dished seven assists in the second half. Johnson also added five steals.Jaymie Druding (Orchard Park, N.Y./Maine) led UWF with 15 points and seven rebounds.UWF will head to Alabama-Huntsville for a Saturday night contest against the Lady Chargers at 5 p.m.For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS#Newspaper Box ScoreWest Florida vs Shorter02/07/13 6:00 pm at Rome, GA (Winthrop-King Centre)At Rome, GA (Winthrop-King Centre)SHORTER 59, WEST FLORIDA 58WEST FLORIDA (5-15, 2-10 GSC)Druding, Jaymie 7-10 1-2 15; Vette, Hanna 5-9 3-4 14; Johnson, Toynetta 6-151-2 14; Wigfall, Jasmine 4-10 1-1 10; Gradel, Sarah 0-2 2-4 2; Miller,Raquel 1-3 0-0 2; Byrd, Tayler 0-0 1-2 1; Erland, Emily 0-2 0-0 0; Hughes,Kelseigh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-51 9-15 58.SHORTER (13-7, 8-4 GSC)Ieshia Alexander 7-15 4-6 19; Karisma Boykin 3-11 2-2 10; Shelby Farrer 3-53-4 9; Lindsey Crawford 3-6 1-2 7; Chelsi Matthews 3-4 0-1 6; Kristin Nash1-6 3-4 5; Madison Rice 1-5 0-0 3; Lynette Harris 0-1 0-0 0; Tamarr Williams0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 13-19 59.West Florida………………   25   33  –   58Shorter…………………..   35   24  –   593-point goals–West Florida 3-7 (Vette, Hanna 1-3; Johnson, Toynetta 1-2;Wigfall, Jasmine 1-1; Erland, Emily 0-1), Shorter 4-14 (Karisma Boykin 2-4;Madison Rice 1-5; Ieshia Alexander 1-3; Kristin Nash 0-2). Fouled out–WestFlorida-None, Shorter-None. Rebounds–West Florida 38 (Druding, Jaymie 7),Shorter 29 (Karisma Boykin 7). Assists–West Florida 14 (Johnson, Toynetta10), Shorter 15 (Karisma Boykin 6). Total fouls–West Florida 17, Shorter13. Technical fouls–West Florida-None, Shorter-None. A-500Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

West Florida’s offense prevails in 12-10 victory at UWA

first_img Full Schedule Roster Preview Live Stats Delta State* 4/25/2015 – 1 p.m. CT Watch Live Next Game: LIVINGSTON, Ala. – The University of West Florida softball team defeated the University of West Alabama 12-10 Monday afternoon in the final game of the three game series in Livingston, Alabama. The Argonauts (17-29, 9-20 GSC) won the Gulf South Conference series with the Tigers 2-1 after they split a doubleheader Sunday. “We had a big day at the plate today,” said head coach Melissa Paul. “Jenna, Jessica, Kaylen, and Kayln all hit homeruns for us and that got everyone else going. We were able withstand West Alabama’s response late and I’m happy we came out on top today.” West Alabama opened up the scoring in the game after scoring one run on one hit in the first inning. The Argos responded in the third inning by scoring five runs off of five hits. Senior Jenna Belser (Chipley, Fla./Holmes County HS) and sophomore Jessica Wilkinson (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) each hit homeruns in the inning to generate UWF’s scoring. West Florida added another run in the fourth inning when freshman Kaylen Rowell (Pensacola, Fla./Tate HS) registered an RBI to extend UWF’s lead to 6-1 over the Tigers. UWA scored two runs in the fifth to pull within three, but West Florida answered back with six runs in the sixth inning to lead 11-3. Rowell added to her RBI total by hitting a two-run home run in the inning, while junior Kayln Chapman (Boonville, Ind./Wabash Valley JC) hit her first homerun of the season in the inning. Junior Emily Pettigrew (Navarre, Fla./Pensacola State College) rounded out the scoring in the inning after driving in two runs with a double. However, West Alabama would keep things close after they rallied back with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and trailed UWF 11-9 headed to the seventh. The Argos would add an insurance run in the top of the seventh to make it 12-9, and then relied on pitcher Becca Taylor (Panama City, Fla./Rutherford HS) to close out the bottom half. The Tigers made things interesting by scoring a run in the seventh but Taylor was able to get out of the inning and West Florida walked away with a 12-10 victory. Four Argos totaled three hits in the game including Belser who finished the day going 3-for-3 with a homerun and two RBI. Four student-athletes for West Florida registered a homerun in Belser, Rowell, Wilkinson, and Chapman. Wilkinson and Rowell led UWF with three runs batted in each, while Pettigrew contributed two RBI after going 3-for-4 at the plate. Freshmen Meghan Toney (Huntsville, Ala./Madison County HS) and Rowell were the final two Argos to record three hits in the game after each went 3-for-4 at the plate. Taylor picked up her ninth win of the season after she went 6.1 innings with four strikeouts and had four earned runs. West Florida will conclude the 2015 regular season next weekend on April 25-26 when they host Delta State University for Senior Day. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# — –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Elon Musk: Normal Baru, Kendaraan Listrik Mampu Menempuh Jarak Sejauh 500 Km

first_img( Di era normal baru, kendaraan listrik akan memiliki ekspektasi standar jaraknya sekitar 300 mil atau 500 km. Hal ini disebutkan pendiri dan CEO Tesla, Elon Musk saat mengumumkan hasil Q2 2020 terkait perusahaan. Ia mengatakan, perusahaan terus bekerja dengan para mitra mereka untuk membuat perbaikan pada sel baterai dan paketnya untuk menurunkan biaya serta meningkatkan jangkauan perjalanan kendaraan listrik yang berkembang.Baca juga: Layani Kendaraan Listrik, Momentum Dynamics Rilis Halte Berdaya 200 Kilowatt Nirkabel“Berkenaan dengan kendaraan penumpang, saya pikir normal baru untuk jangkauan akan menjadi sekitar 300 mil. Jadi saya pikir orang akan benar-benar datang untuk mengarapkannya seperti biasa,” ujar Musk yang dikutip dari (23/7/2020). Dia menyebutkan ini merupakan harapan standar karena perlu memperhitungkan apakah di luar sangat panas atau dingin. Kemudian apakah pengguna akan menaiki gunung yang tinggi setelah muatan penuh. Musk mengatakan, orang tidak ingin sampai ketujuan mereka dengan jarak 10 mil atau 16 km.Sehingga mereka ingin margin yang masuk akal dan berpikir mendekati 300 mil akan menjadi normal baru. Musk menjelaskan bahwa EV model 3 yang dibuat di Cina gigafactory Shanghai akan mencapai kisaran hampir 300 mil dengan paket baterai fosfat yang mempertimbangkan sejumlah besar powertrain dan efisiensi kendaraan lainnya.“Apa yang kami lihat dengan kendaraan penumpang kami adalah efisiensi power train dan efisiensi ban, koefisien drag. Pada dasarnya efisiensi total kendaraan kami sudah cukup baik, dengan Model 3 misalnya, bahwa kami benar-benar merasa nyaman memiliki paket baterai besi fosfat di Model 3 di Cina yang akan menjadi produksi volume akhir tahun ini” kata dia.Mereka kemudian berpikir bahwa mendapatkan jangkauan yang hampir 300 mil dengan paket fosfat. Di mana Tesla mempertimbangkan sejumlah tenaga listrik serta efiseinsi kendaraan lainnya. Ini kemudian membebaskan banyak kapasitas untuk hal-hal seperti Tesla Semi dan produk lainnya yang membutuhkan kepadatan jangkauan tinggi.“Jadi kami berpikir bahwa mendapatkan jangkauan yang… hampir 300 mil dengan paket fosfat, dengan mempertimbangkan sejumlah tenaga listrik dan efisiensi kendaraan lainnya. Dan itu membebaskan banyak kapasitas untuk hal-hal seperti Tesla Semi dan produk lain yang membutuhkan kepadatan jangkauan tinggi,” ujar Musk.Memproduksi sel baterai dengan fokus pada litium-besi fosfat atau teknologi berbasis nikel dan harga yang terjangkau ditunjukkan oleh Musk sebagai “batasan nyata” pada pertumbuhan berkelanjutan perusahaan, baik untuk divisi energinya dan untuk EV.“Kami akan berbicara lebih banyak tentang hal ini pada Battery Day karena ada beberapa kendala penskalaan mendasar. Setiap bagian dari rantai pasokan itu, pada tingkat sel, akan menjadi faktor pembatas. Dari penambangan hingga pemurnian, pembentukan katoda dan anoda, pembentukan sel. Apa pun titik tersedaknya, itu akan menghambat laju pertumbuhan. Dan jadi kami berharap untuk memperluas bisnis kami dengan Panasonic, dengan CATL, dengan LG, mungkin dengan orang lain, dan Anda tahu ada banyak lagi yang bisa dikatakan pada hari baterai,” jelasnya.Baca juga: Blue Bird Gunakan Mobil Listrik Tesla untuk Armada Taksi TerbaruDalam hal mencapai kisaran yang lebih tinggi dari kemasan baterai EV, Musk menyarankan bahwa masa depan terletak pada teknologi berbasis nikel dengan kepadatan lebih tinggi. Selain itu Musk bahkan membuat pitch untuk perusahaan sumber daya untuk datang ke pesta.“Tolong tambang lebih banyak nikel. Tesla akan memberi Anda kontrak raksasa untuk jangka waktu yang lama jika Anda menambang nikel secara efisien dan dengan cara yang peka terhadap lingkungan,” tuturnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Joe Thomas’ Incredible Consecutive Snaps Streak Ends At 10,363 Snaps; Browns Left Tackle Out For Remainder Of Game Against Titans

first_imgThomas will not return to today’s game against Tennessee. Joe Thomas is the staple for the Cleveland Browns and has been for the last eleven years. Whether the Browns won or lost, one thing was for sure: Joe Thomas was protecting the quarterback’s blindside. Up until today, Thomas had never missed a snap for the Cleveland Browns.Unfortunately for Thomas, the streak of 10,363 consecutive snaps has come to a close. Thomas went down late in the third quarter with what was later diagnosed as a triceps injury, forcing him off of the field. As the Browns snapped the ball on the ensuing play, the streak for the left tackle had come to a close.Twitter let Thomas feel their support and sincere gratitude for what he has given to Cleveland in his career.Even the Sun goes downHeroes eventually dieHoroscopes, often lieNothin is for sureNothin is for certainJoe Thomas’ snap streak ended— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 22, 2017 Related TopicsJoe Thomas Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Italy crushes Japan in test match

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Japan opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a penalty goal from Wataru Ikeda but was overwhelmed by its opponent’s speed and tight-knit defense.Ikeda chipped in with another penalty in the 48th minute but it was little consolation as Italy had already scored another four tries through Josh Sole, David Bortolussi, Dennis Dallan and Mirco Bergamasco. Japan fell to its second big defeat in a week in a 56-6 drubbing by Italy in a rugby test match on Sunday.The Italians outplayed the host in every facet, scoring seven tries on a rain-soaked day at Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more