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Torben Henry, president of Polynesia Line said, “The introduction of a direct call to Nuku’alofa specifically caters to the needs of the business community in Tonga and makes us the first carrier to connect Tonga to the US West Coast since the 1980s.”Polynesia Line also links the US West Coast with Tahiti, Samoa and American Samoa.Polynesia Line is owned by The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd, the deep sea shipping arm of the Swire group. Earlier this year it also enhanced the North Asia to Pacific service operated under its liner shipping division, Swire Shipping, with direct calls at Nuku’alofa. www.polynesialine.com
Measuring 50 ft (15.2 m) in length and weighing 7,000 lbs (3.1 tonnes), the helicopters were flown into Horizon Terminals Services’ facilities at the port, where the units were loaded onto a ro-ro vessel for onward transportation.The aircraft are part of a group of helicopters that first moved from the Middle East through Jaxport in 2015, en route to a modification facility in Alabama.According to James Zino, global project director at Serra International, the aircraft are being transported back to the Middle East.In April 2018, Serra International oversaw the transport of three other Cobra helicopters, as HLPFI reported here. www.serraintl.comwww.jaxport.comwww.horizonterminals.com
Marcus GarveyOn this day in Caribbean history, June 10, 1940, Marcus Garvey passed away in London, England. Garvey was a leader in the black nationalist movement by applying the economic ideas of Pan-Africanists to resources available in their urban communities.In 1916, in New York, Garvey founded the Negro World newspaper, an international shipping company to provide transportation and encourage trade among the black businesses of Africa and the Americas, an international shipping company called the Black Star Line, and the Negro Factories Corporation. He concluded that the growing black communities in northern cities could provide the wealth and unity to end both imperialism in Africa and discrimination in the United States. He combined the economic nationalist ideas of Booker T. Washington and Pan-Africanists with the political possibilities and urban style of men and women living outside of plantation and colonial societies. During the 1920s his Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was the largest secular organization in African-American history.Garvey aimed to organize blacks everywhere and achieved his greatest impact in the United States, where he enhanced the black aspiration for justice, wealth, and community within the UNIA, a million men and women from the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa belonged to it. His verbal talent and flair for the dramatic attracted thousands, but his faltering projects only augmented ideological and personality conflicts.Garvey’s ambition and determination to lead his community inevitably collided with associates and black leaders in other organizations. In the end, he could neither unite blacks nor gain enough power to truly alter the societies in which the UNIA functioned. In 1923 the Justice Department, headed by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, sensing his imminent demise, indicted Garvey for mail fraud. He was convicted that year, imprisoned in 1925, and deported to Jamaica after two years in 1927. Unable to resurrect the UNIA, he moved to London, where he remained for the rest of his days.Marcus Garvey’s movement was the first major and often considered only black attempt to join modern goals of the urban community. Though most leaders since then have not tried to re-create black economic institutions, as Garvey had, the movement demonstrated to them that the urban, black, community were a potentially powerful force in the American struggle for black freedom.
Share FeaturedLocalNews Minister shares objectives of Social Cash Transfer Assistance by: – September 22, 2020 With applications for the COVID-19 Response: Social Cash Transfers Assistance now open, Minister for Youth Development and Empowerment, Dr. Adis King has sought to inform the general public of the objective of the programme.Dr. Adis King says one of the vital components of the programme is the support to low-income communities and vulnerable individuals.The Social Cash Transfer Programme is also designed to implement building on Dominica’s main assistance programme.“But some of the objectives would be of course to improve the well-being of our vulnerable households, especially those who were impacted by the Covid-19.”“It will also help us in alleviating some of the poverty, helping people get better access to health as well as education and we’ll also be able to mitigate the negative socio-economic impact that Covid-19 has had on the vulnerable families and individuals among us. Most of these impacts were due to shut down, curfew, loss of jobs, loss of income, maybe even reduction of income, so this money will surely go a long way in improving the lives,” King explained.The programme is implemented by the Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Seniors Security and Dominicans with Disabilities with the support of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and funding from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.“During the onset of Covid-19 back in March, CARICOM decided to launch a survey on food security and livelihoods among CARICOM countries and this was conducted by the World Food Programme. And Dominica participated, I think we had about 500 households participating in that survey and we found out that there was severe impacts on the livelihoods of our citizens so because of that some of the results of the survey that was brought to our attention was the fact that because of restrictive movement of people, then the homes were left vulnerable, even more, vulnerable than before, many people lost their jobs, many peoples incomes decreased especially those who were involved in casual labor, the self-employed, people who were just doing cottage industry,” the Minister said.She added, “The government of Dominica through the ministry of planning and my ministry, the ministry mainly responsible for vulnerable people, the youth, the elderly, the people with disability, we decided to put together a concept note to justify a project where we would help our people and we could implement this mechanism and we were greatly supported by the World Food Programme and also we had the programme being funded by UK Aid.”The Cash Transfer Programme was administered in a way to assist people who are known to have been impacted by COVID-19, to benefit from such a program.There are three ways in which applicants can apply: on-site registration, on the phone, or through an online application form.Once a person’s application is accepted, they will receive two top-ups of XCD 225 for a period of two months for a total value of XCD 450. Share 19 Views no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!
Reported by As Farmington Hills Police continue to look into a January 10 fight at North Farmington High School (NFHS), Farmington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Bob Herrera on Tuesday issued a statement recapping the district’s investigation.The incident happened on school grounds after a North Farmington-West Bloomfield basketball game. The West Bloomfield student, who was seriously injured, is a former North student and played on the Lakers team.Superintendent Dr. Bob Herrera said that student privacy laws had prevented him from releasing details, but the parents of a North Farmington student involved in the brawl gave him permission to share information.“By doing so, I hope to provide a clearer picture of what occurred that evening and correct erroneous information that has appeared on social media and in some media reports,” Herrera wrote in a letter to parents.The district’s findings, he said, are “based on surveillance footage from both inside and outside the building, video from other sources, as well as witness statements.”Herrera continued:“Although these two students have never engaged in a fight before, NFHS administrators knew the students did not get along, so they made a concerted effort to keep the two students apart after the game. Shortly after the game, both the West Bloomfield student and his friends appeared to begin to approach the NFHS student across the gym. The West Bloomfield student and his friends then exited the gym and the North Farmington student remained in the gym talking with coaches and friends.“On that evening, the West Bloomfield Basketball team did not have a bus for students to return home after the game. The expectation was that students would either go home with their parents or drive via their own vehicle. The West Bloomfield student remained on school grounds after his mother left.“More than 10 minutes later, North administration began to clear the crowd from the gym and the halls. The West Bloomfield student had exited first and then the North Farmington student. When the North Farmington student exited the building, the West Bloomfield students were still just outside the doors. The West Bloomfield student approached the North Farmington student and they exchanged words and began pushing each other. At this point, the North Farmington student was grabbed by a friend and turned to walk away from the West Bloomfield student. The West Bloomfield student then ran in front of the North Farmington student and threw two punches striking the North Farmington student. The two students then engaged in a fight and it went to the ground where two other individuals, who have been identified as being from West Bloomfield, can be seen kicking and punching the North Farmington student. The fight lasted just over one minute before the School Liaison Officer, the Principal, and FHPD officers working the game saw what was happening and intervened.”Students were interviewed by police, and both families were contacted after the altercation. One of the Farmington Hills police officers asked the West Bloomfield student’s family if they wanted to have their child transported to the hospital to be checked out for any injuries and they declined the officer’s offer. We reiterate that behavior such as this does not reflect the values of Farmington Public Schools, the students who make up this wonderful learning community, nor the positive culture that we foster in our school community. At Farmington Public Schools, we pride ourselves in promoting respect and care for all, and this type of behavior will not be tolerated.”District spokesperson Diane Bauman said the North student was disciplined for his involvement in the fight. 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)
Arthur Villanueva. SPIN.PH MANILA – Negrense boxer Arthur Villanueva guns for his second straight win when he battles Carlo Demecillo in the undercard of Pinoy Pride 45 on Nov. 24 at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City.This will be the Bago City, Negros Occidental-native’s second straight fight since losing to Mexican Luis Nery in November 2017.Earlier in the year, Villanueva knocked off Renren Tesorio in Pinoy Pride 44.ALA Boxing Promotions’ Michael Aldeguer said it is important for Villanueva to have a solid victory against Demecillo in an aim to boost his boxing rankings and earn another shot at title match. “It’s a very important match for him. He (Villanueva) has to win to be on track and to be considered for a world title clash,” said Aldeguer. “I know he wants to have another shot at a world title so I know he prepared hard.”Demecillo’s trainer Christopher Tepora, for his part, said his fighter is treating the match as a payback after Villanueva defeated his elder brother Marco Demecillo in an OPBF title match on 2013 in Davao City.“That is one of his motivations,” Tepora said. “This is a very important fight for him. He has been preparing for this since he knows Arthur is not an easy foe so we are also working on his stamina.”The 29-year-old Villanueva, a two-time world title challenger, sports an impressive 32-3-0 win-loss-draw ring record. The Negrense boxer attained 18 of his victory by way of stoppages.Demecillo, a current Philippine bantamweight champion, will be parading a 11-5-0 win-loss-draw slate with five stoppage wins. He came from a win against Margarito Moya for his belt./PN
Due X Due X Due X Due R Armotia Due twins could be electric-powered 2WD supermoto and enduro bike for the near future.Without any doubts, electric power is the way forward for bikes, and it won’t be long before it replaces petrol in powering even supermoto and enduro bikes like this Armotia Due R and Armotia Due X twin.Though somewhat of an alien name in the two-wheeled scene, the Italian-based Armotia brand name is the result of the three-year development of founders Antonio Ranalli and Andrea Andreucci. Both the Due R supermoto and Due X enduro share the same air-cooled electric motor unit that kick out 15hp from the energy stored in a 5.1kWh battery pack. Besides that, both bikes also feature two-wheel-drive (2WD) setups that, theoretically, would offer greater traction. This would no doubt prove handy especially when tackling changing terrains and surface conditions.Besides the powertrain, both the Due X and Due R share the same oval steel trellis frame chassis construction, as well as the pair of 41mm inverted front forks and fully adjustable Bitubo rear monoshock.Another notable shared feature are the brakes. The package is comprised of a 260mm floating front disc grabbed by Brembo twin-piston calipers plus a smaller 220mm floating disc at the rear grabbed by a single-piston caliper.As these are a pair of Italian bikes, they boast rather attractive designs to say the least. Fuelling that further is the smartphone-esque digital instrument display offering rich amounts of data.However, as the old saying goes, looks can be deceiving. In the case of the two Armotia bikes, it’s the seemingly low performance figures that don’t match up to its styling. The supermoto has a claimed top speed of merely 88.5km/h and it gets lower in the enduro at 80km/h.Still, this is something that is interesting to look forward should it hit the market. But even that is something that remains to be seen as reports suggest that the firm hasn’t set either a target release date or pricing schemes.Armotia Due X Due R Sources: Asphaltandrubber / Visordown–Ads– Armotia Due R
#KyrieIrving is running through the #NBAAllStar media circuit today in New Orleans! pic.twitter.com/9wN9SNVCH8— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 17, 2017 Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reported Friday that LeBron James did not arrive in New Orleans for Day 1 of the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities.A spokesman for James said “everything is fine” with the 32-year-old Cavs superstar, that there was just a family obligation scheduled he chose to attend. James was also slated to do an NBA Cares event Friday. He flew 23 Akron high school students here to rebuild homes in neighborhoods ravaged by blight and last week’s tornado.-per Cleveland.comWhile James could not attend the day of media circuits, Kyrie Irving has been out and about in New Orleans ever since he arrived Thursday. James will join Irving in New Orleans Saturday.Big Fella + Uncle Drew #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/mucpEpHpbR— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 2017 Related Topics .@KyrieIrving receives a proper welcome to New Orleans from a pint-sized reporter. #NBAAllStar || #CavsASW pic.twitter.com/b1aQoa3OSj— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 17, 2017 DEEP from the #NBAAllStar scrum! pic.twitter.com/e4QHJxnRlo— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 17, 2017 Matt Medley Retweet if you’d be that kid in the window.#CavsASW || #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/LoWPKi8oUu— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 17, 2017 Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.