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Maritime Unions Call on UK to Seize Opportunity for Growth

first_imgNautilus General Secretary Mark Dickinson said the findings should serve as a ‘timely reminder’ for the new government of the importance of the maritime sector.“Crucially, however, that strategic objective requires recognition of the importance of British seafarers and firm action to address the critical skills shortages, along with a commitment to ensure secure and rewarding employment for those British seafarers currently working in our industry.“I look forward to the outcome of the Maritime Growth Study for details of the government’s plans to support British shipping and expand maritime training and employment,” he said.The country has got a new Shipping Minister, Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby who  was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport on Tuesday.Goodwill’s specific duties within the department will focus on completing the Maritime Growth Study aimed at shaping the future policy and support measures for British shipping and seafarers. The new government in the UK needs to recognize the importance of the maritime industry and step up its support to the sector, maritime professionals’ union Nautilus said.The call for grater support comes in the wake of a new research that shows that maritime sector is worth almost £10bn a year to the UK economy.A report from Oxford Economics values the combined direct contribution of the UK maritime services sector – including the shipping, ports and business services industries – to have been £9.9bn in 2013.The sector directly employed a total of 239,200 people in 2013 and the combined direct contribution of maritime industries to the exchequer was £2.5bn.But the study also warns of a worrying decline in UK shipping industry performance between 2011 and 2013, with its contribution to GDP falling from £5.6bn to £3bn, and direct employment down by nearly 20,000 jobs. The overall direct contribution of the ports, shipping and maritime business services industries to GDP, fell by nearly £4bn over the same period.Maritime UK Chairman Alderman The Lord Mountevans urged the government to give ‘careful consideration’ to the report’s findings’.“If strong and decisive action is not taken, then there is a great risk that a massive opportunity for economic growth could be lost,” he added.last_img read more

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UEFA put Champions League final tickets on sale

first_imgUEFA have announced that 6,000 tickets are going on sale to the public for the Champions League final. The game will be played on May 30 at the Ataturk Olympic stadium in Istanbul, which has 72,000 seats.  Category 1: 600€ Sport EN The Europa League final, in Gdansk, Poland, is also on sale. The rest of the tickets will go to fans (20,000 for each club) and sponsors, federations and UEFA itself. Category 2: 450€ Upd. on 06/03/2020 at 11:02 CET The European football governing body confirmed that tickes are going on sale until March 12, giving a week for fans to apply. 05/03/2020 La UEFA pone a la venta las primeras entradas para la final de la Champions League Category 4: 70€ Category 3: 180€ There will be a draw for tickets if demand outreaches supply. The prices are the same as in 2019. IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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Round 2: Pacquiao scores a knockdown

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICK View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, knocks down Jessie Vargas during their WBO welterweight title boxing match, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Las Vegas. APChallenger Manny Pacquiao put the champion Jessie Vargas on the mat for the first time with around 30 seconds left in the second round.Pacquiao’s left cross landed directly to the chin of Vargas to score the knockdown as the challenger started to find his offensive groove.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Round 1: Vargas starts things off against Pacquiao PH among economies most vulnerable to virus BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underwaylast_img read more

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Best of Instagram

first_imgShare This!Popcorn, Dole Whips, Castles, Monorails and more…there was so much to love on Instagram this week.If you’re new to this series, we post highlights from our Instagram page, along with a top comment or photo featuring YOU, our subscriber.Enjoy! September 6, 2019 August 31, 2019September 1, 2019September 2, 2019September 3, 2019September 4, 2019September 5, 2019center_img Top Follower of the Week!Congrats!! That’s awesome news and a great reason to celebrate! Hope you have a marvelous time!Should this post inspire you to give our Instagram page a follow, I’ll leave the link right here: http://www.instagram.com/touringplans.last_img read more

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Web 2.0 for Teachers

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanuscenter_img Tags:#Trends#web Always good to read how non techies are using Web 2.0: Teachers need to give Web 2.0 tools “to students and to members of our community, to stop speaking only to other teachers, to stop behaving as an expert class, and to find a way to have a stake in the interests and knowledge of the community.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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CL refs for Inter and Napoli

first_imgDanny Makkelie will officiate Borussia Dortmund-Inter, while Szymon Marciniak is assigned to Napoli-RB Salzburg. UEFA have announced the referees for Tuesday’s Champions League fixtures. Inter face a direct showdown with Borussia Dortmund in Germany following the 2-0 win at San Siro. Dutch official Makkelie will be in charge of the whistle, supported by Mario Diks, Hessel Steegstra and fourth official Kevin Blom. The VAR is Jochem Kamphuis with Bas Nijhuis. Napoli won 3-2 away to RB Salzburg and could secure their qualification for the Round of 16 when hosting the Austrians on Tuesday evening. They will look to Polish referee Marciniak, who is assisted by Pawel Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz and fourth official Tomasz Musial. The VAR booth is also an all-Polish affair, with Pawel Gil and Marcin Borkowski. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Braxton Miller to sit out against Florida AM

Junior quarterback, Braxton Miller, sits on the field after a hit that took him out of the game against San Diego State University Sept. 4 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-7.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss his second consecutive game Saturday versus Florida A&M after suffering an MCL sprain in his left knee versus San Diego State on Sept. 7, an OSU spokesman confirmed.Redshirt-senior Kenny Guiton, who was named Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week after completing 21 of 32 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for 92 yards on 14 attempts in the Buckeyes’ 52-34 win against California, will start his second consecutive game in Miller’s place.Miller was injured on the first possession of the Buckeyes’ 42-7 win against SDSU. He has completed 17 of 24 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and has rushed for 82 yards on 18 attempts in parts of two games this season.Guiton has completed 41 of 61 passes for 449 yards for seven touchdowns this season, and has rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown on 24 attempts.The Buckeyes are looking to improve to 4-0 against Florida A&M (1-2), which is scheduled for a noon kickoff Saturday. read more

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Robben considers retirement an option

first_imgThe Bayern Munich and Netherlands veteran recently admitted that he still considering talking with the club for an extension of his contract, but this is yet to happen and he thinks of other options as well.Arjen Robben recently disclosed that he does consider retirement as an option while waiting for the German club to offer him a contract extension. He has spent nine years at the Allianz Arena, throughout the duration of which he has made over 280 appearances and helping the team get to more than one Bundesliga and Champions League title. However, he is to become a free agent this summer and no extension has been offered yet.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“With Karl-Heinz Rummenigge I have agreed that we will hold talks in April, then we will see,” Robben shared, according to Goal.“I think that’s the hardest part of getting to an age where you know the end is coming closer, making the right decision is always difficult,” the Dutchman added.last_img read more

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Maguire reacts to United speculation

first_imgLeicester City’s Harry Maguire has responded to speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.Harry Maguire has states he is ambitious and would very much like to play at the top but he also reiterated his happiness at Leicester City.The 25-year-old is being closely monitored by Manchester United and manager Jose Mourinho following a string of impressive performances at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.Maguire fits the profile of defenders United are believed to be searching for. A defender who is between the age of 23-29, who is comfortable with the ball at his feet and also very good in the air.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The former Hull City man is also a threat in opposition boxes from set-pieces, something United lacked last season with only Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling getting on the scoresheet amongst their defenders.“Every player wants to play at the very top, I’ve just come back from the World Cup where I enjoyed playing in high-pressure games,” Maguire said about the speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford as quoted in Manchester Evening News.“Leicester have been very good to me and I’m really happy here but I also want to play at the top.”last_img read more

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