A Brazilian man died, while five more fell ill as they were sailing on board a heavy lift vessel off South Africa.According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) of Durban, the ship called for assistance on January 7, seeking medical evacuation for the crew. On the ship’s captain’s request, the body of the deceased man remained onboard the ship.Based on the footage released by the rescue coordination centre, the heavy-lift vessel is part of Boskalis fleet and was transporting Petrobras-owned floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) .NSRI Durban, Netcare 911 ambulance services and the SA Air Force (SAAF) were tasked to rendezvous with the vessel which diverted from deep-sea and headed towards Durban.“On arrival on the scene, 28 nautical miles off-shore East of Durban, the SAAF Oryx helicopter landed on the ship’s helicopter pad,” NSRI said.“The SAAF BK-117 helicopter and the sea rescue craft stood-by on the scene while Netcare 911 rescue paramedics and the NSRI medic took over care of the 5 patients from the ships medical crew and the patients were transferred into the Oryx helicopter.”Medical treatment continued in the helicopter and the 5 patients, 1 in a critical condition and 4 in stable condition were airlifted to a hospital in Durban.NSRI said that all 5 patients are in stable conditions and they are recovering in hospital.A Boskalis spokesperson told World Maritime News that its semi-submersible heavy transport vessel the Vanguard was the ship engaged in the incident.Namely, the Vanguard was transporting an FPSO en route from China to Brazil with subcontractors still onboard finalizing some work on the FPSO.As informed, over the weekend six subcontractor workers fell ill, one of them unfortunately with fatal consequences.The Boskalis spokesperson said that the type of illness that affected the crew was still unknown and that activities are being undertaken to determine it.
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To help combat the spread of the coronavirus to the older population, Dollar General had dedicated specific store hours to senior shoppers.In a statement released on Monday the store introduced their “Senior Hour Encouragement” program:“In keeping with our mission and our ongoing commitment to serve our communities, we are dedicating the first hour of each day to seniors,” Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said. “We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices.”Beginning Tuesday, March 17, our first hour of operations will be dedicated to our senior shoppers. All stores will also close an hour earlier in order for employees to clean and restock shelves. Learn more about these change here: https://t.co/53rc2gMeVr— Dollar General (@DollarGeneral) March 17, 2020 During these hours seniors will be able to avoid the larger crowds during busier hours.The store also announced that it will be closing it’s doors an hour earlier to allow employees to clean the store and restock the shelves.For more information on store hours click here.
Madrid, May 28: Alexey Sorokin, director general of the organising committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, played down what he called overblown concerns about football hooliganism, while discussing stadium surprises and the new Video Assistant Referee.Sorokin, who replaced Vitaly Mutko at the end of December, said in an interview with Efe on Monday that he wanted to put to bed questions in the British press about a possible alliance between Russian and Argentine ultras to confront English hooligans.”I really think that the British press exaggerates. It’s bizarre to think people would go to the World Cup to commit acts of violence,” Sorokin explained to Efe, a little over two weeks before the global sporting event kicks off.”People go to the World Cup to watch football and learn about the host country,” he said, but added: “In the framework of international cooperation, we have exchanged data on people who are blacklisted and who are prohibited from accessing stadiums.”The director general said fans can look forward to discovering just how much Russian culture, identity and cuisine varies among each of the World Cup host cities.”We will try to show Russia as a very diverse country, with the venues including large cities that everyone knows,” he said.While Sorokin admitted there had been delays at Samara Arena in southeast Russia, he was confident the World Cup would go off without a hitch.”All the stadiums are ready for the tournament and all test matches have been held there. According to FIFA regulations, three test matches must be organised,” he said.The 2018 World Cup Russia will go down in history due to the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee technology, which has polarised the football world over whether it will change the game for better or worse.Sorokin was unconcerned, saying “VAR was already tested during the FIFA Confederations Cup. Now, we have been able to improve and perfect it.””We have taken into consideration several aspects and it will be better for all the fans inside the stadium,” he predicted. IANS
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Sydney: Pakistan were saved by the rain Sunday as persistent showers halted a rampant Aaron Finch as Australia headed for victory in their opening Twenty20 international. The visitors managed 107 for five in a reduced 15 overs due to the weather at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Australia set a target of 119 under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method.With dark clouds looming, Finch plundered 37 off the first 3.1 overs, leaving David Warner, who scored 217 without losing his wicket in his previous three innings, a mere spectator at the other end. He finished Sunday not out on two. But the heavens opened again, with Australia, fresh from a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka, stranded on 41 without loss when the match was abandoned, with no result declared.”It’s frustrating,” said the Australian skipper.”But you can’t do too much about the weather. We played really well. To restrict them to 107 off 15 overs was a great effort and then to be on track to get them was nice.”A valid result would have been declared if 11 more balls had been bowled under DLS, but a 20-minute break between innings, when it wasn’t raining, prevented this from happening.”If you’re cutting overs off the game and you still have a 20 minute break it doesn’t make much sense to me,” said Finch.”But it’s part of the rules and you can’t do much about it.”Pakistan came into the series as the world’s leading team in the short format, but were also reeling from an embarrassing 3-0 home series loss to Sri Lanka last month.They removed skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and dumped several other players in a bid for a fresh start, with opener Babar Azam handed the captain’s armband.The world’s top-ranked Twenty20 batsman led from the front, stroking a classy unbeaten 59 after they were sent into bat, with the 25-year-old smacking five fours and two sixes in his 38-ball knock.It was a decent recovery by the visitors after opener Fakhar Zaman was out first ball, hitting a swinging Mitchell Starc delivery straight to Steve Smith at backward point.That brought Haris Sohail to the crease, but he made a poor decision in going after Kane Richardson too early, top-edging to Smith to leave the visitors struggling at 10 for two.But Azam and Mohammad Rizwan steadied the ship and began building a solid partnership, pushing the scoreboard along with clever running and quality shots.They reached the 10-over mark at 64 for two but Rizwan soon fell for an entertaining 31 after trying to clear the boundary rope off spinner Ashton Agar, only for Pat Cummins take an easy catch.When they resumed at 88 for three in the 13th over after a rain break, Asif Ali fell to Richardson for 11 and Imad Wasim to Starc for a duck, leaving Azam to bring up his 11th T20 half-century.The series moves to Canberra on Tuesday and a final game in Perth.
… Finals set for todayPEPSI Hikers put in another dominant performance on Friday evening to complete their pool round, unbeaten, in the men’s division of the 2019 Noble House Goals Galore Indoor Hockey Championships.GCC Vintage also came up successful by the narrowest margins to secure the second spot in Pool A SHC Splinters draw with YMCA Old Fort Top form saw then secure second place in Pool B behind the Hikers Generals.A convincing win by the Bingo Spartans held them in the top position of the ladies’ pool round while the GBTI GCC Tigers and GBTI GCC Spice hold the second and third spots.The final match of the evening proved to be the most entertaining matchup of the day.The GCC Vintage, primary comprising former national players, took the floor against SHC Slick Sticks featuring some of the most talented juniors in the country.Despite Slick Sticks enjoying an 8-goal handicap to the Vintage 5, Baraka Garnett answered a Dwayne Scott 7th minute opener for Vintage with a goal for the Slick Sticks four minutes later.The Slick Sticks kept the tempo high with a stifling, pressing game that seemed to age the Vintage even further as time went on. The halftime score remained 9-6 in favour of the Slick Sticks.After a scoreless ten minutes in the second half, Scott finally found a solution as he drilled home three successive penalty corner goals to tie the score with three minutes left in the match.As the seconds counted down to what seemed to be a certain stalemate, a right-sided attack for Vintage by Alan Fernandes saw him carve a pass that split the Slick Sticks defence and found lurking striker Patrick Edgehill in front of goal.SHC Slick Sticks Shomere Garnett about to unleash a powerful penalty corner flick against GCC Vintage.Edgehill’s deflection rattled the back board of Slick Sticks goal with just 6 seconds remaining on the clock.A scoreless first half The 10-9 victory secured the second spot in the semi-finals for Vintage and knocked Slick Sticks out of the semi-finals.SHC Splinters and YMCA OFHC Top Form almost had a similar encounter as Splinters enjoyed a 9-goal handicap while Top Form began the match with a 5-goal.seemed to indicate an easy Splinters victory but the individual brilliance of Omar Hopkinson made its mark on the game as the midfielder hammered in two penalty corners and a field goal within the first twelve minutes after resumption.Former national stalwart Aderemi Simon drew the game with a 36th minute goal for Top Form who topped the game to a 9-9 full time score.PEPSI Hikers made light work of a depleted YMCA OFHC Pacesetters with an easy 20-11 victory after Pacesetters began the game with 11 goals as their handicap.Aroydy Branford was at his usual devastating best as he scored a match-laden 7 goals for the Hikers.The Ladies competition saw the three GCC affiliated teams all come out victorious and earn semi-final berths.The Bingo GCC Spartans upstaged the YMCA OFHC Bellatrix by 15-9 with striker Abosaide Cadogan leading the charge with 5 goals.Sarah Klautky added a double for Spartans while cousins Georgiana and Madison Fernandes, in addition to Alana Chung, each scored one.GBTI Spice, top-ranked side in the tournament based on their zero handicap, defeated the YMCA OFHC Wolves 8-6.With Wolves starting with a 5-goal handicap, they mustered only one goal through Jasmine Assanah but Spice scored four penalty corner goals and a similar number of field goals to secure the victory.GBTI GCC Tigers managed just two goals in the first half against Saints.The 5-goal handicap of Saints compared to three for GBTI GCC Tigers meant the halftime scores were locked at 5-5.The second half was all GC, however, as the Tigers shredded the defence of Saints with five more goals to one solitary goal for Saints.The victory ensures a semi-final spot for Tigers while Saints needed to await the outcome of yesterday’s games to know their fate.In the final two days, the men’s competition moves to the quarter-final stage while two more matches in the women’s competition will determine the four semi-final spots.The finals are scheduled for today at 17:40hrs.
THE finalists of the 2019 edition of the COURTS Pee Wee Football tournament will be decided today at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.In the first semi-final, Genesis will play North Georgetown and Tucville will face St Agnes in the other semi-final.Both games begin at 15:30hrs.The tournament will crown new champions after defending champions St Pius were knocked out last weekend.St Pius will be in action today, however, when they play West Ruimveldt in the 5-8 place playoff. Timehri will come up against Soesdyke in the same classification.From 13:50hrs Marian Academy tackle Redeemer in the 9-12 playoff as will Mae’s against St Ambrose.St Stephen’s and Craig get the ball rolling from 13:00hrs in the 13-16 playoff along with Uitvlugt versus Enterprise.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, Wednesday lauded the achievements of five-time world cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, describing him as the greatest living boxer of all times.Governor Ambode, who spoke at Lagos House in Ikeja when he received Holyfield on a courtesy visit, said he was personally proud of the achievements of the legend in the boxing field, and described him as a great role model.Holyfield, who is billed to slug it out with former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at an exhibition boxing match, is in Lagos as part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of the state, and to also give back to the society through his foundation. The governor, who described the visit of the boxing legend to Lagos as historic, said there was no better way to showcase sports as catalyst for growth than the collaboration of such an icon as Holyfield.â€œThis is exciting and historic moment for us coming at a time Lagos is celebrating the 50 years of its establishment and we want to say a big thank you to Holyfield for collaborating with us to put this as part of events marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Lagos State.â€œWe believe strongly that in all sectors that we have tried to celebrate Lagos, this is one momentous topic that we really mean to celebrate. As a government, we have always wanted to use sports as a way of driving our economy and there is no way we can showcase sports as the catalyst for economic growth than bringing somebody who is a champion; a revered person and for him to use his God given talent and resources to promote sports in our State,â€ Ambode said.While noting the vision of the Evander Holyfield Foundation to nurture young stars and future boxers, as well as the issues relating to promotion of health and wellbeing of the people, Ambode pledged to partner the foundation to ensure that the set objectives are achieved, especially with regards to the people of the state.The governor described Holyfield as the living greatest boxer of all times, a sport icon and a champion who he is proud of his achievements, adding that the visit to Nigeria would also be used to trace the roots of the boxer back to Lagos.â€œI love the concept that you want to pay back and that is the essence of leadership which is to be able to touch humanity. There are very many people that go away from their stardom and not pay back and so many champions have not been able to do anything after leaving the ring but Holyfield stand as an exception.â€œOn the other side, boxing should now be in the front burner of sports in Nigeria especially now that a Nigerian, Anthony Joshua, recently won as the unified world heavyweight champion.â€œLagos has the largest concentration of the black people in the world and we just believe that Lagos should be well projected the visit by the boxing legend is also to promote the brand called Lagos,â€ Ambode said.9Earlier, Holyfield said he was in Nigeria to give back to the society having achieved so much in life especially in boxing.While recalling how he started boxing at the young age of 8 and became champion at 9, Holyfield said he felt like quitting after initially suffering defeats but his mother told him to hang on.â€œI became the person I am because I listened, I followed direction and I did not quit even when I lost. In giving back to the society, I am here to say I got a Real Deal Promotion. We are looking for young fighters who want to listen and follow instruction.â€œThis is about giving back to the society. I want kids to learn from me how I became four times heavyweight champion,â€ Holyfield said.He also announced a donation of $3 million worth of health equipment to Lagos State Government, a gesture which Ambode commended and urged other sports legends and individuals to emulate.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Saturday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 4. Crimes against a personat 8:27 p.m. on March 3, a non-USC female reported that an EMT pushed her to prevent her from entering an elevator inside the Keck Hospital of USC. The woman did not report the incident at the time it occurred so DPS officers were not able to question the EMT.at 9:46 p.m. on March 3, a student reported that he was shot twice in the hand with a possible BB gun as he rode his bicycle past a vehicle on Adams Boulevard and Hoover Street. The student said he saw three people in the vehicle but did not see who shot him. The student sustained bruises on the palm of his hand.Crimes against propertyat 11:32 P.m. on March 1, a suspect shattered a garage door window at Alpha Rho Chi by throwing a brick at it.at 8:49 p.m. on March 2, it was reported to DPS that a student found his bicycle to be missing at the Delta Chi fraternity house. The student watched video surveillance and discovered that another student had taken his bicycle. The student pressed no charges and had his bike returned.at 12:10 a.m. on March 4, a suspect cut a hole in the convertible top of a vehicle to remove a pair of sunglasses. The vehicle was parked at 3110 Walton Ave.at 1:44 p.m. on March 4, DPS responded to a student who had injured his ankle while walking down a flight of stairs at the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. He was then transported to the Student Health Center for treatment.Miscellaneous incidentsat 8:36 a.m. on March 3, DPS officers responded to Mardi Gras Apartments to speak with a student at his parents’ request. The parents reported that the student was refusing to submit to medical tests recommended by his doctor. The officers cleared the scene after they were unable to transport the student for the tests.at 1:59 a.m. on March 4, DPS officers detained a suspect loitering at the intersection of 28th Street and University Avenue. Officers found that the suspect was in possession of a pipe containing possible methamphetamine and a debit card which a student had reported stolen. The suspect was transported to Metropolitan Detention Center for booking.
Tipp hurlers are preparing in Boston for tomorrow evening’s Fenway Hurling Classic.A panel of 23 players will prepare for the test against Clare on Sunday at 6.30pm at the home of the Boston Red SoxThe Premier’s team will feature a number of established players; as well as some new players who have recently been called into the training panel. Tipp manager Michael Ryan told Tipp FM Sport that it’s a challenge to master the new rules of the game in a short time frame.To listen to the interview in full: