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OSV crew detained in Angola for months under ‘false charges’

first_imgTwo Croatian offshore workers have reportedly been held captive by the Angolan authorities, under what they claim to be false charges for  ship fuel theft.According to Croatian media, the two seafarers Vanja Maričić i Duško Jelača, have been unable to leave Angola for almost three months.The pair sailed on the Sutton Tide platform supply vessel owned by Sonatide, a joint venture between Tidewater and Sonangol, when they were arrested in late March 2017.Novi List has written that the shipowner reported the crew, including the two men, of stealing fuel from the vessel, leading to their arrest in the Soyo port of Angola on March 24.Describing the arrest, one of the people in question told to Novi List: “More than forty policemen were waiting for us at the dock, together with the company representatives. They then started searching the command bridge, they dismantled and turned everything upside down.“The seafarer said that after an hour of search the company representative asked him what was going on.“I replied that I did not know and that I assumed that it was a police exercise because at that point I couldn’t have imagined that something like this could happen.“He said that while the raid found no irregularities, the police seized the seafarer’s passports, and took the crew to a local police station for interrogation.It was only then that the crew found out what the charges were – a theft of 104 cubic meters of ship fuel.“One of the crew members had reported to the company that on March 1, between 3 and 6 am in the territorial waters of the Congo, we unloaded the fuel from the ship to another vessel,“ the captain of the ship.The company then, based on that report, informed the police, leading to the detainment of the crew, which has denied the fuel theft allegations.The captain further said that all the information on the charges were given in an unofficial manner „because they did not give us any official documents, even though they took our passports and put us to a hotel.“He also said that a police inspector then came to the hotel, asking from the crew to sign some documents in Portuguese – which they do not speak. The crew, also including two Ukrainians and one Russian, refused and, according to the captain, it would later turn out the documents were an admission of guilt for all the criminal offenses they had been charged with.The Croatian Sailors UnionIn a statement on Tuesday, the Croatian Sailors’ Union said it was doing everything in its power to make life easier for the two sailors in custody. The union has also reached out to the ITF seeking support.“It is an accusation without arguments. This is a strange story started by the company (shipowner) to prevent or deter, workers from doing similar acts. We believe they chose Angola as a place known for corruption to be able to perform the move, but they chose the wrong crew.”The union further said, “the evidence clearly shows that there was no shortage of fuel on the ship, nor that there was a surplus of 104 cubic meters which could have been sold.”The two Croatian sailors along with other crew members, reportedly from the Philippines, Ukraine, and Russia, are not allowed to leave the country for the duration of the investigation. Angolan crew members have been released.Sonatide did not respond to Offshore Energy Today’s request for comment on the case.As for the vessel itself, the Sutton Tide’s latest AIS data show it is an operation, having recently left Total’s Pazflor field, offshore Angola.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Brisk walks fight prostate cancer

first_img Share Walks must be brisk to have an effect, the experts believeBy Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC NewsMen who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer can help keep their disease at bay by taking brisk walks, claim researchers.Based on their observations, men who power walk for at least three hours a week can halve how much their cancer will grow and spread over the next couple of years.Strolling does not have the same effect, Cancer Research journal warns.Experts say it shows that keeping active can improve health.But they say the findings should be interpreted with caution because the men who did more walking also tended to be younger, leaner, and non-smokers, which could also explain some of the differences seen.Leg workThe University of California San Francisco study looked at the outcomes of 1,455 men, mostly in their 60s, who were diagnosed with “localised” prostate cancer, meaning it had not yet started to spread.The men were asked to say how much exercise and of what type they took in the average week. During the 31 months of follow up, the US researchers recorded 117 events, including disease recurrence, bone tumours and deaths specifically caused by prostate cancer.And they found that men who walked briskly for at least three hours a week were far less likely to have one of these events.The brisk walkers had a 57% rate of progression of disease than men who walked at an easy pace for less than three hours a week.Lead researcher Erin Richman said: “It appears that men who walk briskly after their diagnosis may delay or even prevent progression of their disease.“The benefit from walking truly depended on how quickly you walked. Walking at an easy pace did not seem to have any benefit.“Walking is something everyone can and should do to improve their health.”The scientists believe power walking might affect prostate cancer progression by changing blood levels of certain proteins that have been shown in the lab to encourage cancer growth.Dr. Helen Rippon, head of research management at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: “Although this research will need to be repeated to make sure the results can be applied to all men with prostate cancer, we would certainly advise men diagnosed with prostate cancer to ensure that their lifestyle includes a good amount of physical activity – and walking is often the easiest way of achieving this.”Liz Woolf of Cancer Research UK said: “We know there are many benefits to exercise and that it can help people to recover more quickly after cancer treatment but it’s difficult to set specific levels of exercise as everyone’s needs and abilities are different.“Just to be safe, it is important that people with cancer check with their doctor before taking up any new form of exercise.” Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 18 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Brisk walks fight prostate cancer by: – May 24, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

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Another hike in UK’s Air Passenger Duty

first_img Sharing is caring! Share St. John’s Antigua- Britain’s controversial Air Passenger Duty is being increased again, leaving industry bodies in the UK furious over the decision by chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne.The tax is one that continues to be heavily criticised by Antigua & Barbuda and the rest of the Caribbean, because of its alleged discriminatory nature and its negative impact on tourist destinations in the region.While the annual increase was widely expected, the government in London has been heavily criticised following an announcement during the Autumn Statement earlier on Wednesday.The Caribbean is continuing to lobby against a tax that some industry officials insist is also hurting the UK economy.Dale Keller, chief executive, Board of Airline Representatives in the UK, said the pre-Budget levels of APD could not be justified.He also argued that the latest increase takes Britain dangerously beyond the tipping point where the impact can only be negative to the economy.According to Keller, the announcement comes as unsurprising from a government that is not listening to the wider industry, or international opinion, and is self-destructive to its own objectives of attracting foreign investment and tourism.Osborne confirmed earlier that the tax on all long-haul flights and in premium cabins including those to the Caribbean will rise by £2 (EC$9) per passenger from April 2013.The levy on short-haul economy flights will remain at £13 (EC$56).The government has also introduced a new tax rate for private jets, which were previously exempt from APD.Passengers on flights with fewer than 19 seats will have to pay £52 or EC$225 to £376 or a little over EC$1,600, depending on the length of flight, again from April 2013.Antigua Observer LifestyleTravel Another hike in UK’s Air Passenger Duty by: – December 6, 2012 Sharecenter_img 51 Views   one comment Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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I Sat Through That

first_imgIt is amazing what we will do when we are young.  Today I sit at home and look at people sitting in the snow, the sleet, or heavy rain for a football game and wonder how nuts they really are.  Then I think back to a day in late October in W. Lafayette when I watched Purdue and Iowa play in a driving rain storm when the temperature dropped from 50 at game time to 35 in the 4th quarter.  That made more sense now than the day I went to the “Ice Bowl” in Cincinnati for the playoff game between San Diego and the Bengals.  I must not have learned much in that span of 15 years.  Things were so cold that day that a lady in front in me pulled out her whiskey flask at half time and found ice instead of the liquor she was anticipating.  That wasn’t as bad as the poor guy in the restroom who was trying to go to the bathroom with 4 layers of clothes on.  Oh, by the way, I forgot to tell you he had a broken arm!  He fortunately found a true Samaritan who undid his clothes so he could get the job done.  I only had on long underwear, regular slacks, and a hunter’s overalls on top of that.  I kept warm by loading my body with Wendy’s chili before the game!last_img read more

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Joyce Wilker

first_imgJoyce Wilker, 73, of St. Leon, IN passed Friday, August 17, 2018. She leaves her beloved husband of 40 years, Jack. She also leaves her loving family, Jack (Susan)Wilker, Jr. of Dillsboro, Jerry (Melissa) Wilker of Bright, Rodney (Deana) Wilson of St. Leon, Michael (Olga) Wilson of Lawrenceburg, Jill Wilker (Mark Edelman) of California, Jennifer (Brian) Pate of Batesville, and Jacqueline Wilker (Chris) of Cincinnati. There are 26 Grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren with 3 on the way.Joyce leaves her sisters Fran (Eric) Breyer and Regina Price. She was preceded in death by her parents Marie and George Dowell.Joyce was a former member of the All Saints Ladies Sodality.Visitation is Wed., August 22, from 10-1 with rosary at oneMass of Christian Burial is Wed. 1:30 All Saints Parish, St. John Church.Memorials: St. Jude Hospital and St. John’s Cemetery.last_img read more

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Neymar’s Agent Statement Could Make Messi Unhappy

first_img “I think Neymar will stay at PSG because the market is difficult. The economic world of football will change,” added Ribeiro in a recent interview, as per Daily Star. Neymar celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring in Barcelona’s second-leg win over Arsenal at the Camp Nou. Photo: Getty Images Neymar, who helped Barcelona win the treble in 2015 alongside Messi and Luis Suarez, reportedly had agreed to accept a pay cut at Barcelona. read also:‘Messi is ahead of Michael Jordan, Ronaldo, Diego Maradona’ That showed how badly he wanted to get out of Paris despite being offered a massive contract extension by PSG that also included an additional bonus of worth $107m. It was reported that the 28-year-old playmaker was also ready to sacrifice a commercial deal with Qatar National Bank, which was worth as much as $53m annually. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Neymar may not move to FC Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this summer, the Brazilian’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, has said. He went on to say that the coronavirus crisis has had major financial impacts on soccer and that is the reason why Neymar won’t be rejoining Lionel Messi at Nou Camp at the end of this season. Neymar, who joined PSG for a world-record fee of $241 million ahead of the 2017-18 season, has netted 69 goals in 80 appearances for the French side across all competitions and has won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles. While he was still in his first season in Paris, reports had emerged that Neymar found the standard of the league poor and wanted to return to La Liga’s Barcelona. Moreover, on every given opportunity, Barca captain Messi has talked about wanting Neymar back at Nou Camp. The Argentinean has said that Barcelona cannot win the Champions League with the current side and that is one of the primary reasons why Messi has been desperate to have Neymar back to the Catalan side. While it has been understood that despite suffering from the financial crisis, Barcelona have been trying to clear funds for Neymar’s transfer, the forward’s agent has claimed that his client may not leave PSG this summer. Loading… Promoted Content6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

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Ronaldo sets Twitter ablaze with comment on Sir Alex Ferguson

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace The tweet by Cristiano Ronaldo on former Manager of Manchester United Football Club, Sir Alex Ferguson, has set Twitter ablaze. Ronaldo, who played under Ferguson’s watch in Manchester United, released the tweet on @utdxtra on Tuesday. Now playing for Juventus FC, Ronaldo described Ferguson as the “father of football” in the tweet. He said this position was reinforced when he requested of Ferguson that he wanted to go see his sick father during a key moment in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League. He tweeted: “My dad was sick in a key moment in the PL and UCL. I said ‘Boss, I don’t feel good. I want to see my dad.’ He said ‘Cristiano, you want to go 1 day, 2 days, 1 week, you can.’ I thought, ‘This guy is unbelievable’. He was the father of football for me.” Since Ferguson’s retirement, United has been struggling in all competitions, with many attributing it to the immaturity of the coaches after him. The carriage of other coaches when compared with Ferguson dominated the discourse on Ronaldo’s tweet.Tags: Alex FergusonCristiano RonaldoJuventus FCManchester UnitedPremier LeagueUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

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Rooney relishing Christmas Day off

first_imgManchester United captain Wayne Rooney has welcomed manager Louis van Gaal’s decision to give his players Christmas Day off. Press Association Unlike his predecessors David Moyes and Sir Alex Ferguson, Van Gaal has instructed his players to stay at home on Thursday, even though they have a match at home to Newcastle 24 hours later. Christmas Day training has been cancelled and the players will report for duty the following morning at the AON Training Complex in Carrington. The 29-year-old is expected to play in midfield against the Magpies, with Radamel Falcao poised to continue up front alongside Robin van Persie. Falcao ended a two-month goal drought with a well-taken header at Aston Villa last weekend and Rooney hopes the Colombian will now start scoring on a regular basis. “It was great for Falcao to get on the scoresheet, and it was a great header,” the England skipper told MUTV. “I’m pleased for him and I hope he continues that into the next few games.” The 1-1 draw at Villa Park ended a run of six consecutive wins for Van Gaal’s team, who are now third in the Barclays Premier League. United will be without Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Marouane Fellaini for Friday’s match. Chris Smalling faces a late test on his groin injury while Marcos Rojo is a big doubt due to the thigh problem that has kept him out of the last two matches. Alan Pardew will attempt to bring goals to Newcastle as he prepares for an intensely difficult start to the Christmas campaign. The Magpies travel to in-form Manchester United on Boxing Day on the back of three successive defeats, the last of them a 1-0 reverse at the hands of neighbours Sunderland, an unprecedented fourth consecutive derby loss. Just a few weeks ago, it would have been a fixture Pardew’s men might have approached with some relish having already dispensed with Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Asked if his team had saved its best performances for the Barclays Premier League’s big boys, the 53-year-old replied: “Yes and no. “Some of the top clubs, we have not played so well – Arsenal, we didn’t play well, but Spurs we beat, Liverpool we beat as well. “We can raise our game, but we don’t score a lot of goals, and that’s something that is a concern, really, going into the second half of the season, how many goals we have scored. “That’s an area we are going to have to improve on against any team. “But when you play the top teams, you can keep it tight and one goal, two goals can sometimes be enough. But not always, and we need to score more goals.” Newcastle have fared reasonably well on their most recent league visits to Old Trafford, drawing 1-1 there in November 2011, losing by the odd goal in seven on Boxing Day the following year and finally ending a 41-year wait for a victory in December last year. Pardew said: “We have had decent performances at Old Trafford, I think, in the last three. We drew, we lost in the last minute – which was a cracking game – 4-3, and then we won last year, so we have done reasonably well there. “One of the reasons we have one well there is we have retained possession well, and that’s something we are going to have to do because you can’t turn possession over to Manchester United with the quality they have got up front. “They are going well at the minute. They are on a great run, and it’s a game that every time you play them, you have to look forward to it. I certainly do and I am sure our senior players and young players will too.” Playing on Boxing Day will be a new experience for Van Gaal and five of the six players he signed in the summer. Rooney feels they will benefit from being able to spend time with their families, rather than spend the day on the training pitch. “We’re not training on Christmas Day this year because we’ll be spending it at home, which will be good for the foreign players and those of us with children,” said Rooney, who has two sons. “It must be strange for the new players to have more games than ever over Christmas, having had the time off previously. “They have to adapt and be ready for it, while being aware of the fixture list. I’m sure they’ll be prepared for the upcoming games.” The omens look good for United ahead of the match. They have only lost once on Boxing Day – against Middlesbrough in 2002 – since the Premier League began. Rooney, however, has bagged just two goals in eight Boxing Day appearances for the Red Devils. last_img read more

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Miami Officer Charged After Video Shows His Knee on Woman’s Neck

first_img“The two videos you are about to see show a number of different facts and circumstances, which call into question the truthfulness of the filed affidavit that was used to criminally charge Safiya Satchell,” Katherine Fernandez Rundel, Miami-Dade State Attorney said, at a press conference Thursday.Matel stated that he was working the off-duty detail at the business when he was approached by management in reference to someone trespassing. He added that he was wearing a police uniform displaying “conspicuous police markings.”The 33-year-old Satchell was being “disorderly and disrespectful toward the members of the staff,” according to the police report. It added that the manager wanted her to leave.According to the police report, Martel said the woman, “…purposely and maliciously…struck me on the right part of my lower lip with a closed fist ..(she) continued to fight officers by kicking and punching…”He also stated that he had given Satchell multiple verbal commands to step out of her black Mercedes SUV or “she would be arrested.” The report states that she refused to comply.When she exited the vehicle, the officer said he redirected her to the ground using a ”leg sweep technique.”She allegedly continue to kick and punch.At that point, Martel told Satchell to comply or she would be tased. “The defendant still refused to comply causing me to retrieve my department issued taser at which point I drive stunned her at least 2 times seeking compliance,” according to the report.Following a short struggle, he was able to put Satchell in handcuffs with help from another officer.#NEW #INFO: Former @MGPDFL #police officer Jordy Yanes Martel will likely be charged w battery and official misconduct. We confirmed he turned himself in at TGK & State Attoney @KathyFndzRundle will show video of alleged misconduct in her press conference at 230pm. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/utBK9YxFe2— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) June 25, 2020 The FDLE says the woman suffered numerous cuts and bruises, in addition to abrasions on her stomach from the taser.“It is so important that allegations of excessive use of force in law enforcement are fully investigated, not only for the betterment of the community, but also for those law enforcement officers dedicated to public service and helping others,” said FDLE Miami Special Agent in Charge Troy Walker. “We appreciate our partnership with State Attorney Kathleen Fernandez Rundle and Miami Gardens PD.”“Yanes Martel took Ms. Satchell to the ground and once on the ground, Martel allegedly used excessive force by putting his knee on Ms. Satchell’s neck,” Rundle said.The charges against Satchell have since been dropped.“We are pleased to have been notified that FDLE and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Public Corruption Unit have taken action against this former officer. It is long overdue for civilian oversight of our cities’ police departments to ensure our officers are not just serving but protecting our community,” according to a statement from Satchell’s attorney, Jonathan Jordan.“If you’re an officer that has broken policy or acted under color of law with a belief that Black Lives don’t Matter, you ought to be looking over your shoulder because the chickens have finally come home to roost. My client deserves to witness justice be served in this prosecution against this former officer where so many others in her position have not been as fortunate,” Jordan continued.The investigation will be prosecuted by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.Martel is being represented by the South Florida Benevolent Association, who stated that their concern over “recent nationwide events surrounding law enforcement played into today’s actions… Law enforcement officers are not above the law, but they deserve the same rights as any other citizen and, that is innocence until proven guilty.”He was fired from the police department on June 18 for “egregious behavior,” according to Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel Pratt. A former Miami Gardens police officer is facing charges, after a video shows him with his knee on a woman’s neck.The officer, 30-year-old Yanes Martel, was charged Thursday with two counts of official misconduct and four counts of battery.He is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $6,000 bond.The charges result from a January incident in which Martel was working off-duty security at an adult club in Miami.The manager of the club told agents that he asked Martel to give a woman, who was later identified as Safiya Satchell, a trespass warning, after she reoprtedly harassed the wait staff and then threw money at a waitress.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement concluded after an investigation that Martel had “no legal authority to detain the victim,” that he forcibly removed her from her vehicle, and that he took the victim to the ground and subsequently knelt on her neck.FDLE agents say that Satchell, who is Black, was in her vehicle trying to leave the club, when she was stopped by Martel.According to the FDLE, Martel told Satchell that she was being trespassed and told her to get out of her car and to walk to his police car.The report states, “The victim refused to walk to the police car and instead offered to drive over. “#BREAKING: @SouthFloridaPBA confirms to @WPLGLocal10 former @MGPDFL police officer Jordy Yanes Martel has turned himself in, now facing charges over use of force from January incident at @Tootsiescabaret. State Attorney @KathyFndzRundle will not confirm until 230 press conf. pic.twitter.com/19sna6WXSR— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) June 25, 2020last_img read more

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