Tallink Confirms Shuttle Ferry Newbuild Order

first_imgEstonian shipping company Tallink Grupp has firmed a contract for the construction of a new LNG-powered fast ferry at Finland-based Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC).The shipbuilding contract, worth around EUR 250 million (USD 281 million), was signed on March 27, following a letter of intent inked in October 2018.As informed, the shuttle ferry will be deployed on the Tallinn – Helsinki route. The design of the vessel will begin this spring, with the delivery scheduled for January 2022.Similarly to the group’s newest vessel Megastar, the new shuttle ferry will also be dual fuel operated. Its length will be approximately 212 metres and with a passenger capacity of 2,800.According to Tallink, the new vessel is another step for the company towards achieving even greater energy efficiency and eco-friendliness for its shipping operations. The new shuttle ferry, with a gross tonnage of approximately 50,000 and a service speed of 27 knots, will use LNG as main fuel and meet all the current and future known emission regulations.According to the terms of the contract, 30 percent of the total cost will be paid during the construction period and the rest after the delivery of the vessel. AS Tallink Grupp plans to finance 70 percent of the new ship cost in 2022 by a long-term loan.“The construction of Megastar and bringing this next generation vessel onto the Baltic Sea, has transformed our shuttle service between Tallinn and Helsinki… In addition to the increased passenger comfort, just as importantly, Megastar has taken our operations also to the next level in terms of environmentally friendly operations and increased efficiency,” Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp, commented.“It was therefore only logical that a similar vessel should be built for the route sooner or later to enhance our operations on this important route for us even further,” Nõgene added.AS Tallink Grupp provides passenger transport and cargo transport services in the northern part of the Baltic Sea region. The company owns 14 vessels and operates seven ferry routes under the brand names of Tallink and Silja Line.last_img read more

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Arsenal keeper Martinez: Arteta can coach Spain

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez has said manager Mikel Arteta will soon develop into one of the best in the world. Arteta led Arsenal to FA Cup glory this season – his first as senior manager. And Martinez told Marca: “Arteta is a great coach, he changed the structure of Arsenal, he gave us a game plan. He is one of the best modern trainers today. “In six months he has won a title, no more nor less than the FA Cup, one of the best cups in England and one of the oldest in history.Advertisement Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart RaceThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe “He has a great game idea. He’s very smart, in my opinion, he’s going to be one of the best coaches in the world. I have no doubt that he can lead the Spanish team. read also:Arsenal launch investigation into Pepe £72m deal after overpaying player “(Pep) Guardiola said that everyone at Manchester City had learned from Arteta. In training we see that he has a clear idea of the game, he surprises us day by day.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Faustino Anjorin A Dream Come True

first_imgWhen he starred for Chelsea in the Carabao at 17 years, 10 months and two days, Faustino Anjorin became the youngest player of Nigerian descent to star for a Premier League side. Beyond that, however, starring in the Premier League was his dream and it came to pass when was introduced in last weekend’s Blues 4-0 demolition of EvertonPoole-born midfielder of Nigerian descent, Faustino Anjorin has spoken of his happiness at making his English Premier League debut for Chelsea in their 4-0 hammering of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, March 8, 2020.The England U-19 international entered the pitch as a substitute in the 71st minute to replace Willian and only a great tackle from Toffees defender Djibril Sidibe in the 81st minute prevented him from finding the net in his maiden appearance in the English top-flight.Eleven years after Anjorin’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, he pulled on a Chelsea shirt with the number 55 on the back for the first time in the Premier League. Writing on Instagram on Monday, Anjorin said: “I’m so happy to make my Premier League debut yesterday (on Saturday) for both myself and my family.“It’s been a long road and I know I have further to go but thank you to the academy staff at Chelsea for helping me get this far!”Reacting to Faustino’s debut, his proud Nigerian dad Sheriff Anjorin tweeted: “I’m not sure it’s even possible to be more proud. Stay humble.”Fasutino Anjorin made his professional debut for Chelsea in their League Cup win Vs Grimsby Town last September and was on the bench in the recent Emirates FA Cup win against Liverpool.Chelsea midfielder, Anjorin made history for Premier League Club, Chelsea as he came on in the 7-1 thrashing of Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup.Anjorin became the youngest player of Nigerian descent to debut for Chelsea in a UK football competition, breaking the record previously held by Fikayo Tomori (another Nigerian), who was aged 18 years, 4 months and 26 days when he debuted for Chelsea in the Premier League in May 2016.He was given a chance by the club’s new management team, after the teenager, enjoyed a blistering start to the season, scoring five goals in his first seven games for Chelsea’s U-23.- including a brace in the EFL Trophy win over Swindon last month.He is currently Chelsea’s development group top goalscorer, opening his account in the UEFA Youth League, Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.Anjorin is a classic midfield powerhouse – who grew up idolising current Blues manager Frank Lampard.Lampard, who has made it his mission to promote the youngsters this term has faith in the raw talent, as does his assistant Jody Morris – and the pair have been impressed by Anjorin’s rapid rise since they arrived in the summer.His progress within the Blues academy has seen him compared to fellow graduate Ruben Liftus-Cheek, who also impressed at the youth level.Anjorin was born in Poole to a Nigerian father and an English mum.He was named after the Colombian legend Faustino Asprilla who famously became the first player to score a hat-trick against Barcelona in the Champions League when he was playing up front for Newcastle.By the age of seven Anjorin was scouted by Chelsea and invited to train in their youth set-up before officially joining at the age of nine.It was a dream come true for the boy, who idolised John Obi Mikel and wanted to play for the same club.By the age of 16, Anjorin, who stands at an impressive 6ft 1 in, lifted the FA Youth Cup.Not only was he the youngest player in the Chelsea side that beat Arsenal 7-1, his goal to end the rout was the icing on the cake.Internationally, Anjorin’s form has been equally as impressive as it has for his club, and the FA have high hopes for him.He has played for England at every junior level up to the U-19’s, but without a full cap to his name there could be a tussle with Nigeria for his services in the future.Both-footed, Anjorin has a contract with Chelsea that doesn’t expire until 2021 but the club is already looking to tie him down to a longer deal.Technically he’s underrated, despite his lanky frame, runs with the ball at pace and is strong in possession.And he’s got decent vision, often able to pick out the perfect pass for a forward to run on to. But it is his finishing that helps him stand out from the crowd.In fact, Jody Morris once revealed he was the “best finisher at the club.”Born in Poole on the south coast of England, Anjorin can choose to play for either the three-time African Champions or the Three Lions.He was discovered to be very talented at a young age and it was Chelsea that beat other London clubs to the signature of the midfielder.It can be revealed that Anjorin chose to join the Stamford Bridge outfit at the age of seven because they have the best academy in England to this day.An England U-18 international, Anjorin has made a big impact for Chelsea’s youth teams this season, with the highlight being a seven-game scoring run, and was rewarded with a three-year professional deal in November 2018, shortly after he turned 17.He has been utilised in the youth setup and has also debuted for Chelsea’s U-23 team as he is highly rated.The youngster who has represented England at U-16, U-17 and the U-18 level is still eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria due to his parents and he has not played for the English senior set up.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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(Corrected time) Wellington school board to hold first of 4 listening tour meetings on Wednesday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the second consecutive year, the Wellington School Board will be holding a series listening tour. The first meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wellington Middle School on S. Washington.If you have questions or real concerns about the school district, this is an opportunity to allow your voice to be heard. This will be the first four listening tour dates. The other three will be held Nov. 20, Jan. 15, 2014, and April 16, 2014. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down duane · 359 weeks ago Is the first meeting tonight? Report Reply 0 replies · active 359 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 359 weeks ago No, the first meeting is Wednesday night. Report Reply 0 replies · active 359 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Blatter urges investigation of Infantino’s meetings with Swiss prosecutor

first_imgLausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter called for an investigation into his successor Gianni Infantino, after Switzerland’s Attorney General admitted meeting the current boss of world football’s governing body.The attorney general, Michael Lauber, told journalists earlier on Wednesday that his meetings with current FIFA boss Infantino were “normal and regular, especially in complex cases”.The Football Leaks website alleges that Infantino offered favours to a senior Swiss prosecutor, Rinaldo Arnold, in a bid to foster a relationship with Lauber, possibly to obtain privileged information about the FIFA probe.Lauber added that his office was disclosing the meetings for the sake of “transparency”.According to Football Leaks, the informal meetings occurred in the spring of 2016, a few months after Infantino took charge of FIFA and vowed to restore its credibility, which had been shaken by the corruption-plagued 17-year leadership of Blatter.The body that oversees Lauber’s office, known as the AS-MPC, told AFP on Wednesday that while Lauber was not under investigation, it was examining the propriety of the meetings between Infantino and the attorney general.Blatter reacted to Wednesday’s news by telling AFP: “The FIFA Ethics Committee… must do something and open an investigation into Mr Infantino.“Where is the transparency preached by Mr Infantino during his election? He should report himself to the Ethics Committee to show that he is transparent.” Blatter added: “Infantino met Mr Lauber several times, whereas I have been questioned by him just once since a procedure against me was opened in September 2015.”Switzerland has pursued some 25 individual cases since a raid on a luxury hotel in Zurich in May 2015 led to the arrests of a number of FIFA executives and exposed the corrupt underbelly of world football.In addition to Blatter, the high-profile targets of Swiss investigators include FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke and Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the powerful Qatari national and media executive who is the president of French giants Paris Saint-Germain.None of the Swiss cases have moved to trial, but Lauber rejected criticism that his office was working slowly, noting that several could be closed next year or referred to court.In a separate case, Lauber’s spokesman has become the target of a grievance filed by former UEFA chief and French football great Michel Platini.Platini was implicated in the Blatter probe over a questionable payment the Frenchman received from FIFA, but he was never named in a criminal allegation.Platini’s Geneva-based lawyer, Vincent Solari, told AFP that prosecution spokesman Andre Marty had engaged in “actions” detrimental to Platini, without providing further details.Solari said he had filed an “administrative complaint” against Marty with the oversight body AS-MPC.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Selkirk College Saints BCIHL Champs

first_imgFrom 1976 to 1983 the Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders dominated the National Hockey League, each winning the Stanley Cup four consecutive times.The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Club added to their dynasty Saturday night in Castlegar, but sweep the Trinity Western Spartans 2-0 in the best-of-three series to capture the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League title for the fourth straight time.The Saints, which started this winning streak in 2013, posted wins of 5-1 Friday and 2-1 Saturday to clinch the title.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the latest accomplishment by naming the squad Team of the Week.Members of the Saints were all smiles during the team photo taken before leaving the ice after Saturday’s game.last_img read more

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