10 months agoInter Milan president Zhang delivers passionate Christmas address: Stars want to join us!

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan president Zhang delivers passionate Christmas address: Stars want to join us!by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan president Steven Zhang is convinced they can dominate the world.Zhang made a passionate speech at the club’s Christmas dinner.“We’ve improved a lot in every respect, compared to five years ago, and we must continue like this, as a team and as a club,” declared Zhang.“We’ll crush everyone on and off the field. The objective must be back to talking about trophies and aiming for victory.“We’ve had a great 2018 and there were some extraordinary moments for Inter, like the return to the Champions League thanks to Vecino’s goal, which everyone remembers.“We’ve been competitive against some of the best teams in the world and, compared to four or five years ago, we’ve shown a marked improvement.“I think we’re invincible in some of our games and so many players want to join us. They fear us!“As a club and team, we have everything to win the title. It’s not arrogance, but rather confidence and conviction.“We’ll try to beat everyone both on and off the field and, after many years of waiting, we have the chance of winning things.” last_img read more

DSME Clinches 10 VLCC Orders in 2018

first_imgDaewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), one of the South Korean big three shipbuilders, has secured two more orders for very large crude carriers (VLCC).Undisclosed American shipowner is said to be behind the contract, being signed in anticipation of oil exports growth in the U.S.Under the terms of the deal, the duo, to be built at DSME’s Okpo shipyard in Geoje, is slated for delivery in the first quarter of 2020.With the latest contract DSME has managed to collect 10 VLCC orders so far this year, the company said.The Korean builder has been on a roll over the past few months, booking orders for high value-added vessels such as crude carriers, giant containerships and LNG carriers, which have driven the company’s financial recovery.The latest contract comes in less than a week from Korea Line’s order for a VLCC pair at DSME, which also reported an additional VLCC order from an unidentified European shipowner last week.The shipbuilder’s orderbook for this year stands at 19 ships, comprising eight LNG carriers, ten VLCC and one special-purpose vessel, totaling in USD 2.36 billion.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: DSMElast_img read more

Another BC salmon farm owner applies for injunction against protestors

first_img(Karissa Glendale, left, and Molina Dawson outside BC Supreme Court. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN)Laurie Hamelin APTN News SaturdayA second salmon farm owner in British Columbia has applied for an Injunction against anti-fish farm protestors.Cermaq Canada’s application came at the end of an already long day of injunction proceedings with Marine Harvest Canada, one of the world’s largest Atlantic Salmon fish farm companies.Marine Harvest served Molina Dawson and Karissa Glendale who were occupying their Midsummer facility on Nov. 11, among others.Thursday’s hearing at B.C’s Supreme Court in Vancouver comes after a one-month adjournment, giving defendants time to prepare their response.If either injunction is approved, police can begin arresting protestors who breach it.APTN News contacted Cermaq Canada requesting details of its application, but the company did not respond.We can confirm that Dawson and Glendale were served at the courthouse, but two other protestors mentioned by Cermaq’s lawyer were not yet identified.“Cermaq can’t find who they’re serving or what their location is so surprisingly they announced that their solution is to find and serve them via Facebook,” said Glendale. “We don’t know exactly who they are, we have had a lot of supporters come stand with us.“Activists from all over BC have come out to show their support in a variety of ways.”(Activists and Supporters outside BC Supreme Court. Photo by Rob Smith/APTN Investigates)Matthew Nefstead, the lawyer for the defendants, said this isn’t new.“Historically, substituted service was done through an ad in the newspaper.”Information on Cermaq’s website said that on two different occasions earlier this month, activists boarded their Burdwood salmon farm, harassing employees and stressing fish, by launching a diver and kayaks into a pen.On Cermaq Canadas website, a notice was posted from David Kiemele, Cermaq Canada’s managing director.“This group is clearly not interested in constructive discussion or peaceful demonstration,” the statement said. “They deliberately ignore the practices, policies and procedures we have in place to protect our people and our salmon.”But Dawson, from Musgamagw Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w Nation, said she has every right to be there and is there to protect wild salmon.“Karissa and I have been boarding Cermaq owned farms peacefully, handing out statements,” she said. “The statements basically say that we’ve been asking this company and this industry to leave for the last 30 years.“We are trying to make it very clear that we don’t want them here.”A collective of First Nations in BC’s Broughton Archipelago, including Kwakwaka’wakw territories of the Mama̱liliḵa̱la, ʼNa̱mǥis, Ławitʼsis, Da̱ʼnaxdaʼx̱w, Maʼa̱mtagila, and the four tribes of the Musgamagw Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w, say these fish farms are operating without their consent.They believe that open-net salmon farms affect wild salmon.“We have the right as Indigenous people to be monitoring and protecting our land and waters. Peacefully occupying or boarding these farms is necessary in order to protect our culture,” said Dawson.Marine Harvest Canada, the owner of three fish farms that have been occupied by First Nations at different points since August, said they finally filed an injunction application after failed attempts to talk with protest organizers.“We have sought this injunction after many months of activist activity and numerous failed attempts to begin dialogue – many who do not reside in the region, said Vincent Ernest, Marine Harvest Canada’s managing director.“Our staff must be able to work in a safe environment, and free of harassment and intimidation.”During the hearing, Roy Millen, the lawyer for Marine Harvest, told the court about issues of harassment and intimidation to staff, concerns of safety for everyone, and like Cermaq, activists entering a farm site and sending a scuba diver down into a fish pen.“They have accused us of a lot of things, and I’m not surprised”, said Glendale. “They are trying to find reasons to make us look much worse than we are.”Although activists and supporters left the courthouse feeling a bit disheartened, Dawson is adamant First Nations are not giving up.“We are certainly not quitting because we can’t quit, our livelihoods and our futures, our siblings and nieces futures are in danger here so whether the Injunction is granted or not, we’ll definitely still be making our voices heard, however that looks.”A verdict is expected in the next several days.lhamelin@aptn.calast_img read more