CG/LA names top 100 infrastructure projects

first_imgMany of these projects represent key opportunities for logistics suppliers or project cargo operators as well as heavy lift providers to make bids for vital contracts.The list, published on the firm’s website, names the leading sectors as: water/wastewater, airports, surface transportation, ports and logistics, new infrastructure/renewable generation, urban mass transit, oil and gas, electricity generation and transmission, high speed rail and strategic projects.In 2009, the leading sectors were underwritten by five-year economic expansion powered by the ports and logistics, and energy generation sectors as governments worldwide released funds to stave off economic catastrophe. This year’s focus will switch to projects focusing on water/wastewater, new infrastructure/renewable generation, and high speed rail and urban mass transit projects, says CG/LA Infrastructure.CG/LA’s team spends nine months each year identifying the top 100 global projects, and then brings those projects together for presentations and discussions with world-class experts in finance, engineering/construction, equipment and technology and public policy to ensure that the best projects go forward as rapidly as possible.Working to the Top 100 Global Project list, the leadership forum focuses on infrastructure hotspots, particularly the USD170 billion in projects from the BRIC countries – Brazil (USD34.8 billion); Russia (USD21.7 billion); India (USD34.5 billion); and China (USD72.8 billion). In terms of regional representation: North America (primarily the US) makes up USD89.2 billion; the Middle East totals USD100.9 billion; Asia (excluding China and India) is USD76.9 billion; Latin America (excluding Brazil) makes up USD29.5 billion; and Africa adds an additional USD32.2 billion.last_img read more

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Damen delivers mega pontoon

first_imgThe Damen Stan Pontoon 12032 measures 120 m x 32.2 m, has deadweight of 20,000 tonnes and a hold of 8.1 m. The barge comes equipped with a sophisticated ballast system, generating set, mooring winches and a deck load capacity of 20 tonnes per sq m. The barge is designed for complex ro-ro operations and the transport of large offshore constructions. The newbuild barge will be towed to Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada during the summer before being deployed into service. Earlier in 2013, Damen Shipyards Group moved 16 newbuild pontoons from shipyards in China to Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Most of the stock-built pontoons have been sold, leaving two Stan pontoons and one Damen transhipment barge remaining for sale. A new shipment of pontoons is scheduled for delivery to the Netherlands in early 2014.www.damen.comwww.mckeil.comlast_img read more

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AFCON 2017: Ghana beat Mali 1-0 to qualify for the last…

first_imgGhana secured their place in the quarter-finals as Asamoah Gyan’s goal was enough to beat Mali 1-0 on Saturday Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew’s cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.With two wins from two matches in Group D, 2015 runners-up the Black Stars are certain of another appearance in the knockout stage of a tournament they have won four times.last_img

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Cafe Kranzler celebrates one-year anniversary

first_img Share RelatedCommittee sponsors blues concertBy LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the NEWS The South Padre Island Parks and Recreation Committee sponsored the first annual Red, Wine, and Blues Concert on Sunday, May 29 from 8-10 p.m. on the beach behind Boomerang Billies. The event was free to the public. Over 200 people brought lawn chairs…May 30, 2011In “News”Resort celebrates fifth anniversaryBy LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The Palms Resort celebrated its fifth anniversary on Tuesday May 17, with a party on the resorts beach side deck. Participants in the celebration included members of the South Padre Island City Counsel, the Chief of Police and Fire Department and many other…May 19, 2011In “News”SPI welcomes new city manager Susan GuthrieBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS In its October 5 meeting, the City Council of the City of South Padre Island approved the contract of Susan Guthrie as its new City Manager. The City of South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet and Greet for the new City…October 21, 2016In “News” By LAUREN LAUGHLINSpecial to the PRESSCafe Krannzler cel­ebrated its one-year an­niversary on June 21 by hosting a mixer open to the public. Over 25 locals came to the event to help celebrate and enjoy the wonderful food. Many of the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce members who were pres­ent for the opening one year ago attended the an­niversary.It is said Cafe Kranzler has become famous on South Padre Island with its “one of a kind New American Cuisine”.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 30 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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Second Ranked Argos to Celebrate Senior Day on Sunday

first_img* Both contests this weekend will feature live video and live stats, which can be found at GoArgos.com or by clicking on the links above. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version National Stat Rankings* UWF ranks 3rd in Total Assists (42), 4th in Total Goals Scored (46), 4th in Assists Per Game (3.00), 5th in Total Points (134), 8th in Points Per Game (9.57), 11th in Scoring Offense (3.29), 15th in Goals-Against Average (0.497), and 23rd in Shutout Percentage (0.571) nationally for Division Two.Updated Rankings* West Florida maintained the #2 spot in the United Soccer Coaches poll this week. The only team in front of UWF in the national rankings is Grand Valley State University, who is 14-0-1 this season. Bemidji State University, Columbus State University, and Colorado School of Mines round out the top five.* The only two teams ranked in the top 25 from the Gulf South Conference are UWF and Mississippi College. Mississippi College rose to #19 in the poll, with an overall record of (11-1). The Argonauts will visit Mississippi College at the Robert P. Longabaugh Field on October 25th.* The first Divisional Rankings were released by the NCAA earlier this week, and West Florida was announced as the second seed. Barry University was the top seed in the rankings with a 12-0-1 record. Mississippi College, Rollins College, and Lee University follow the Argos to round out the top five teams. GSC Leaders* UWF has three players that lead the Gulf South Conference in statistical categories. Graduate Senior Sam Waarum is the conference leader in Assists Per Game (0.71) and Total Assists (10). Freshman Peyton Peffers leads the conference in Game-Winning Goals with five total. Goalkeeper Esthefanny Barreras is the GSC leader in Goals Against Average (0.311) and Save Percentage (0.886).Upcoming Weekend Matchup* Spring Hill College is (1-8-1) in conference play this season and has a (1-11-1) overall record. The Badgers are coming off of a weekend series where they tied Alabama Huntsville on Friday night 2-2, and lost to West Alabama 4-1 on Sunday afternoon. Spring Hill’s only win this year came against the winless Union Bulldogs back in September. Spring Hill’s Goalkeeper, HP Fluharty, is the Gulf South Conference leader in Saves Per Game with (7.67). UWF is (16-0) overall against Spring Hill and has an (8-0) home record at the UWF Soccer Complex versus the Badgers.center_img SUNDAY: LIVE STATS | VIDEOPENSACOLA, Fla. – The (14-0) Argos will host their last regular season home game on Sunday afternoon at 12:30pm CT versus Gulf South Conference opponent, Spring Hill College. The Argonauts will be celebrating Senior Day at the game, honoring nine seniors that have made large contributions to the UWF Women’s Soccer Program. The Seniors that will be honored at the game are Kelsey Douglas, Elizabeth Vickers, Savanna Soares, Victoria Swift, Deneisha Blackwood, Grace Busby, Madison Atkins, Kayla Douglas, and Sam Waarum. For the latest information on West Florida women’s soccer, follow Argo athletics on Twitter @GoArgos.last_img read more

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Hewitt to play in AIG Japan Open

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Australian Lleyton Hewitt, who won the men’s singles at Wimbledon last week, will take part in the AIG Japan Open tennis tournament this fall, organizers of the event announced Monday.The annual tourney runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10 at Tokyo’s Ariake Tennis Forest when 56 men and 30 women are to compete.center_img French Open runnerup Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain and Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador will also play in the $800,000 men’s competition. On the women’s side, Japan’s Ai Sugiyama and former world No. 1 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario are expected to battle in the $170,000 tournament.During the tournament, former Japanese tennis queen Kimiko Date will take on Mary Joe Fernandez in an exhibition match on Oct. 4. last_img read more

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Japanese women advance to semifinals at World Team Table Tennis Championships

first_img Kasumi Ishikawa competes at the World Team Table Championships on Thursday in Halmstad, Sweden. | KYODO Ito claimed a 3-2 victory over Margaryta Pesotska to get Japan off to a positive start, despite needing the full five games. Ishikawa stepped up next to defeat Tetyana Bilenko 3-0 and Hirano also won 3-0 in her matchup with Ganna Gaponova.“My performance today wasn’t so good, so I need to refresh myself. I think I should take more risks,” Ito said.The Japan women have not suffered a single loss at the April 29-May 6 tournament at Halmstad Arena.Female athletes from North and South Korea were slated to meet in Thursday’s quarterfinals, but the two teams decided to form a united team and take an automatic spot in the semifinals. China and Hong Kong meet in the other tie.In the men’s competition, the Japanese trio of Tomokazu Harimoto, Jun Mizutani and Koki Niwa defeated Hong Kong 3-0. Japan will face South Korea in Friday’s quarterfinals. KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES HALMSTAD, SWEDEN – Japan’s women advanced to the semifinals of the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Ukraine.After wins by Mima Ito, Kasumi Ishikawa and Miu Hirano in the quarterfinals, Japan booked a meeting with the united Korean team in the final four on Friday.center_img RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 World Team Table Tennis Championships, Mima Ito, Miu Hirano, Kasumi Ishikawa last_img read more

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Top-seed South Carolina draws on past Syracuse experience

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley got the first real confirmation of her team’s toughness against Syracuse four months ago. South Carolina’s coach hopes to see that affirmed in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament second-round game with the Orange.The top-seeded Gamecocks (31-2) try to reach the Sweet 16 for the third time in four seasons when they face No. 8 seed Syracuse (22-9) on Sunday night.When the teams met in the finals of the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas last November, South Carolina was ranked No. 2 nationally — a status Staley said her team was still growing into.The Gamecocks trailed by 10 points with less than seven minutes left before rallying past Syracuse 67-63.“I thought that was our first test at being resilient,” Staley said Saturday. “Although, it was not the prettiest of wins, for us, all season long, this team has been able to really make adjustments and figure out how you win. It’s going to take that effort against Syracuse again.”South Carolina players tapped into their Bahamas experience several times in their record-setting season. The Gamecocks were down by four in the final minute at Duke before winning 51-50 and held firm in nail-biting contests with Kentucky (68-60) and Tennessee (71-66) on the way to a Southeastern Conference championship.“It made us realize there were different levels of basketball out there and we really needed to experience them to grow and progress in the right direction,” South Carolina forward Alaina Coates said.For Syracuse, the loss was bitter. The takeaway, though, showed the Orange they could stand with any club in the country. Coach Quentin Hillsman expects a similar plan out of the Gamecocks in trying to control the middle.“Good teams stick to the script,” he said.So will Syracuse. Hillsman said the Orange will pull out their Bahamas game plan on defense, keeping three across the back line to take away South Carolina’s size advantage. “We understand what we have to do, we have to protect the paint,” Hillsman said. “I don’t think it’s a secret.”Some things to watch for when Syracuse plays South Carolina:CROWD NUMEROLOGYSouth Carolina drew 10,644 fans for its opening, 81-48 win over Savannah State on Friday night. Syracuse’s total home attendance this season? 10,644. While the Gamecocks were No. 1 nationally with 12,540 per game, Syracuse ranked 200th with 710 a game.COUNT ON TIFFANYTwo-time Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell was not much of a factor in South Carolina’s opening-game win, with nearly as many turnovers (5) as points (7). Expect that to change. When she had just four points in the Gamecocks SEC tournament semifinal win over LSU, she responded with 17 points in the championship game over Tennessee. “I think my teammates and coaches have enough confidence in me to know even though I didn’t have a good game, I’ll bounce back,” she said.ALEXIS’ SCORINGSyracuse guard Alexis Peterson has found an extra gear in the postseason. The Orange’s leading scorer, who averaged 15.7 points this season, has gone for 54 points her past two games. She had 34 points in a loss to Wake Forest at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and then 24 in defeating Nebraska 72-69 on Friday night.THE NEXT STEPSyracuse had lost first round games in the first two NCAA Tournament trips under coach Quentin Hillsman. Last year, the Orange advanced to the second round before losing to Kentucky. This time, the team has that experience to draw on Sunday. “I think it helps,” Hillsman said. “And this year, it’s great that it’s an opponent we already played.”POUND THE POST?Syracuse limited South Carolina’s effectiveness down low, committing to a sagging zone that didn’t allow the Gamecocks tallest players much room to move. The power trio of 6-foot-5 A’ja Wilson, 6-4 Alaina Coates and 6-4 Elem Ibiam were a combined 5-of-17 for 15 points — all of them from Wilson. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley expects a similar challenge this time.last_img read more

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Vols RB Kelly taken to hospital after injury in practice

first_imgKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee running back John Kelly was taken to the hospital Tuesday after getting hurt during the Volunteers’ afternoon practice.Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson said that Kelly was taken to the hospital for a “precautionary evaluation and was released.” Robinson didn’t specify the nature of Kelly’s injury.Kelly, a freshman from Detroit, has 21 carries for 88 yards in a reserve role this season. He recovered a fumble on a kickoff return to set up a touchdown in Tennessee’s 38-31 victory over Georgia last week.Tennessee (3-3, 1-2 SEC) has this week off before visiting No. 10 Alabama (5-1, 2-1) on Oct. 24.last_img

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Argentina removes boastful banner from team base

first_imgArgentine media visiting the “Cidade do Galo” (Rooster City) sports compound in Belo Horizonte ahead of the team’s arrival found a triumphalist sign on the gate saying “Welcome future champions.”Juan Carlos Crespi, an Argentine football association official, admitted late Saturday it was his idea and that it didn’t go down well with captain Lionel Messi and coach Alejandro Sabella, both modest men.Their concerns appear to have been duly noted. Photos Sunday by Argentine newspaper Clarin showed the sign had been taken down and replaced by a simple “Welcome.”Argentina arrives Monday and opens against Bosnia on June 15.last_img

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