SAAM’s TPG Expands Ops by Adding Bulk Terminal

first_imgChilean port, towage and logistics services provider SAAM informed that Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG), a port it has operated in Ecuador since 2006, incorporated the facilities of the adjacent Trinipuerto bulk terminal through a 40-year lease.Trinupuerto terminal is expected to more than double TPG’s current container transfer capacity and enable it to enter the bulk cargo market.In the following period, TPG will invest around USD 60 million in new infrastructure. The investment plan includes expanding the berth by 120 meters to total 480 meters, purchasing modern equipment, including two super Post-Panamax (STS) cranes and five RTG cranes, and equipping 4.5 additional hectares for support areas.The new infrastructure is expected to be inaugurated in June, according to SAAM.“With these investments, TPG hopes to properly meet increased demand from commercial contracts signed recently that will help almost triple its activity in upcoming months,” SAAM said. TPG is a port operated by SAAM, providing services at the base of the Santa Ana Estuary located in Isla Trinitaria, a suburb of the city of Guayaquil. In 2016, the terminal recorded a cargo throughput of 1.6 million tons.last_img read more

Syracuse earns 2nd ranked win of the season against No. 15 Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Libi Mesh’s racket lay on court No. 5 between the baseline and service line. She’d dropped it there before going to the net to shake hands with her opponent, and as she returned to pick it up, her hands covered her mouth to control her emotions. Her loss had put Syracuse down 3-1 against Florida State, on the brink of a sixth-straight loss to a ranked opponent.About an hour later, Sofya Golubovskaya’s racket lay in a similar position to Mesh’s on court No. 2. She too had dropped it. But Golubovskaya did so to embrace her teammates that were all lined up on the neighboring court, watching as she clinched No. 32 Syracuse’s (11-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) come-from-behind, 4-3 win against No. 15 Florida State (14-4, 6-2) on Sunday at Drumlins Country Club.“My mindset was to stay composed on the tight points and to not rush,” Golubovskaya said. “I think I did a great job of following that.”SU dropped the doubles point, losing at all three spots, but Miranda Ramirez and Golubovskaya both said the Orange played well in doubles, which allowed them to easily refocus for singles.Ramirez and Gabriela Knutson started the day in a light, joking mood, which they’ve said helps them play better. But when they gave up a break midway through the set and eventually dropped the match at first doubles, Knutson began to wave her arms in frustration after FSU winners and biting her fingernails nervously. It culminated in her bouncing her racket off the ground after hitting a backhand too long on match point, and as she walked to the bench, her lips were tightly pursed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt didn’t take Knutson long to start smiling again, though. The No. 40 ranked singles player was the first to finish, beating No. 26 Carla Touly, 6-4, 6-0, for her third-straight ranked win.“I think she was still in a good spot, she still played really well,” Ramirez said about Knutson. “She was very confident in her singles, so I trust her too.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorFSU responded with wins at fourth and sixth singles. Mesh only won three games in her match, and Sonya Treshcheva, playing her first singles match since Feb. 3, fell 6-4, 6-1. Dina Hegab’s straight set win at fifth singles was the start of the Orange’s comeback. Soon after, No. 90 Ramirez was on the verge of clinching a third point for SU. She took a second set tiebreak, 8-6, after winning the first set, 6-2. Ramirez said her opponent started playing much better in the second set, putting pressure on her, but having played in these situations before, the SU junior finished the match.On court No. 2, Golubovskaya dropped the first set, then battled back with a forehand winner to take the second frame, 6-4, prompting strength and conditioning coach William Hicks to cheer, “Great work Sofya, great work.”The Russian sophomore said the turning point of her match came at one-all in the third set with Oparenovic up 40-0. Golubovskaya came back to win that game, but as the set continued, it remained tight, and neither player gave up breaks or many break opportunities. By this time, Ramirez had finished her tiebreak, and she also walked over to court No. 3 to watch Golubovskaya play.Corey Henry | Staff PhotographerAssociate head coach Shelley George sat on Golubovskaya’s bench, discussing her game plan and telling her to stay calm, and head coach Younes Limam and volunteer assistant coach Len Lopoo stood with the other players, cheering, but not advising Golubovskaya. On the other side of the net, the Seminoles had a coach at Oparenovic’s bench, while their head coach, Jennifer Hyde, was also giving instructions to the Slovenian senior.Normally reserved, Limam began to encourage his players to start a “Let’s go Orange” chant as the players got ready to serve, which echoed through the enclosed Drumlins space. At one point, the chair umpire raised his arm to signal silence and had to turn behind him to the players to quiet them.“We were so stressed,” Ramirez said about watching from the sideline. “I watch her match just as if I’m playing a match too. We support her fully, back her fully, we have all the nerves that she has too.”At 4-4, Golubovskaya got into Oparenovic’s service game. At 0-15 and 0-30, Limam pumped his fist and leaned in Golubovskaya’s direction, and after a backhand winner to create triple break point, the sophomore reciprocated and turned to the SU players and coaches on the sideline. Oparenovic survived the three break points, though, and held at deuce off a Golubovskaya unforced error, causing the SU sophomore to throw her racket to the ground and kick it while yelling in Russian.The next Oparenovic service game, it was the FSU senior’s turn to show frustration. A double fault gave Golubovskaya triple break point again, and Oparenovic kicked a ball at the back curtain. This time, Golubovskaya secured the break, and Emmanuelle Salas was the one covering her mouth on the sideline before joining Touly in biting her fingernails. The next game, Golubovskaya had three match points but needed just one. A wide serve was returned out by Oparenovic, and SU had completed the comeback.“I was hearing only my teammates, that’s what I was focusing on,” Golubovskaya said. “I didn’t try to listen to what the other team was saying. … It was amazing, they helped me so much.”Limam’s hands-off approach, as seen in how he handled watching Golubovskaya’s clinching match, hasn’t led to much success against ranked opposition, unlike FSU’s more instruction-heavy method. The Seminoles have five ranked wins to the Orange’s one, but on Sunday, it was SU that came out on top. Not much changed, Ramirez said, just a few points here and there. Golubovskaya attributed it to not having anything to lose.“We just went there and we competed,” Golubovskaya said. “We did our best today, and on every single court, girl’s just left everything. I think that’s what changed.”It was also just the second time this season the Orange have come back after losing the doubles point, the first against ranked opposition. At the start of the day, it was FSU’s composure and lack of negative emotion compared to the SU’s racket throwing and arm waving that gave the Seminoles a lead.By the end of it, the roles had reversed, and while Golubovskaya and Oparenovic both dropped their rackets at the end of the match, only one kicked it on the ground. The other was celebrating. Commentslast_img read more

Lakers can’t keep pace with hot-shooting Miami in summer league loss

first_img Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” Related Articles PreviousMiami Heat center Bam Adebayo, left, defends Lakers center Moe Wagner during the first half of Tuesday’s California Classic summer league game in Sacramento. The Heat won 89-74. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers guard Stephaun Branch during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Lakers center Moritz Wagner, left, tries to stop Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Demarcus Holland, left, pulls the ball away from Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson, left, drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeffrey Carroll during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, left, goes to the basket against Miami Heat guard Tai Webster during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Lakers forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, right, drives against Miami Heat guard Daryl Macon during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., right, scores over Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, left, defends Lakers center Moe Wagner during the first half of Tuesday’s California Classic summer league game in Sacramento. The Heat won 89-74. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers guard Stephaun Branch during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NextShow Caption1 of 9Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers guard Stephaun Branch during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ExpandSACRAMENTO — The Lakers are still looking for their first summer league victory – something they were never close to getting in Tuesday’s 89-74 loss to the Miami Heat.Miami scored the first 10 points of the game and took advantage of sizzling shooting to extend its margin from there, leading by as many as 31 in a wire-to-wire victory in the California Classic at Golden 1 Center.Miami led 31-19 after one quarter, by 19 points at halftime and by 29 going into the fourth quarter. Miami dominated both ends of the court, collecting 15 steals and eight blocked shots while forcing 20 Lakers turnovers and using crisp ball movement to record 27 assists on 33 field goals on offense.There were few bright spots for the Lakers (0-2), who lost a tight game to Sacramento on Monday night. Second-round draft pick Svi Mykhailiuk (No. 47 overall) had a team-high 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals, but he finished 2 for 8 from 3-point range. Xavier Rathan-Mayes had nine points, two rebounds and five assists, and Demarcus Holland added 10 points and two rebounds off the bench. Josh Hart, who wasn’t expected to play, talked his way into the lineup for 14 first-half minutes but was held to one point, one rebound and one assist, was whistled for four fouls and missed all four of his shots from the field (0 for 2 from 3-point range). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAlex Caruso, who returned to the Lakers after helping lead Team USA to a 5-1 record in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, led a fourth-quarter charge and finished with eight points, four assists and three steals (but six turnovers) in 22 minutes. First-round pick Moe Wagner (No. 25 overall) had eight points, four rebounds and five turnovers and fouled out in 18 minutes.Miami (1-1) was led by Derrick Jones Jr., who had 21 points, five rebounds and three steals. Duncan Robinson added 19 points, four rebounds and two assists on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, and Bam Adebayo totaled nine points and 10 rebounds. Yante Maten had 15 points, five rebounds and four steals off the bench, and Daryl Macon had a team-high 11 assists.The Heat made 11 of 17 3-point attempts in the first half and finished 13 for 28 overall (46.4 percent). The Lakers never got rolling from the arc, finishing 7 for 23 (30.4 percent). The Lakers had just 14 assists on their 30 field goals.The Lakers are off Wednesday, before finishing the four-team event with a game against Golden State on Thursday at noon. The team will then travel to Las Vegas for the beginning of the traditional NBA summer league, where they will play at least five games.NOTELike Monday, Malik Newman (sprained left foot) and Joel Berry II (right ankle sprain) were again unavailable. Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie last_img read more

Social distancing calls taking over emergency hotline

first_imgThe Martin County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public not the dial 911 to report people who are not practicing social distancing measures.According to the sheriff’s office, while they appreciate community member’s diligence in reporting those who are not abiding by the rules, they say they have been receiving so many related phone calls to the 911 number, that it’s hindering their ability to receive phone calls from those who have true emergencies.“People are upset. They see somebody playing volleyball. They see a group, you know, within less than 6 feet, and they call our 911 number. Please don’t do that,” Sheriff William Snyder told our news partners at WPTV.The sheriff’s office is asking the public to instead use their local non-emergency number if you are going to report someone who is not practicing social distancing.“Somebody violating the county commission rules, or the governor’s rules, is important. We should know about it. We will come out, and we will take care of it. But it is not an emergency, and it is not a 911 call,” said Snyder.To find your local non- emergency number, just visit the your local sheriffs department’s website.last_img read more