Reports suggest that a design for the replacement ships will be finalised early in the year, with discussions beginning with shipyards soon after that.HLPFI will bring you more information on the technical capabilities of the new ships, including their ability to carry over-dimensional cargoes, as we find out more.
Managed through Gulfstream Marine, BBC’s vessels will have priority berthing at the Manchester Terminal, which BBC ceo Svend Andersen believes will allow the carrier to offer increased levels of service to its cargo customers.Manchester Terminal features two large docks that can accommodate up to six multipurpose or heavy lift vessels at the same time. It connects to all modes of transportation, and offers warehousing and specialised handling for pipes, breakbulk cargo and containers. Manchester Terminal at the Port of Houston. www.bbc-chartering.comwww.gulfstreammarine.comwww.portofhouston.com
UK: Transport for London is undertaking public consultation until November 17 on proposals to increase capacity at Holborn station on London Underground’s Central and Piccadilly lines. Handling 63 million passengers a year, Holborn is currently the 11th-busiest station on the LU network, and TfL estimates that by 2031 demand will increase by 20% in the morning peak and 29% in the evening peak. According to TfL, the proposed upgrade would increase the size of the station by 140%, including a new second entrance on Procter Street. Three new lifts would provide step-free access to both sets of platforms from the existing Kingsway entrance, which is to be expanded, and eight additional escalators would increase the total at the station to 15. Below ground, 700 m of new tunnels would be dug to improve interchange between the Central and Piccadilly line platforms. Additional concourse space would be provided by using one of the platforms disused since the closure of the Piccadilly Line branch to Aldwych in 1994. A new traction substation would be built for the planned increase in service frequency on the Central Line. TfL says that funding for the development of the Holborn upgrade ‘and to commence construction’ has been allocated in its business plan.
Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsDivision IINCAAUrsuline ArrowsWomen’s College Basketball The Ursuline Arrows defeated the Cedarville Yellow Jackets in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Game on Saturday.It was a great game that went down to the wire. Ursuline and Cedarville went back and forth for the first three quarters, but the Yellow Jackets jumped out to an eight-point lead early in the fourth.Ursuline fought back, thanks to some timely three-pointers, big steals, and clutch free throws down the stretch.Two of Ursuline’s star players, Laney Lewis (G-MAC Player of the Year) and Camryn Hill were in foul trouble for much of the fourth quarter, as each one was a foul away from being out of the game, but the frontcourt duo stayed out of trouble and helped the Arrows seal the 72-65 victory.Hill scored a game-high 19 points, knocking down four three pointers on eight attempts.Lewis scored 16 points, grabbing nine rebounds.Erica Huber scored 13 points and the scrappy guard, who hustles non-stop, fought for eight rebounds. Huber dives for loose balls left and right every game, and the championship was no exception.Brigan Wymer scored 11 points in the contest and the other starting member of the backcourt, Natalie Koenig swiped five steals in the game.The facilitator, Christiana Jefferson, scored seven points off the bench and dished out eight assists.It was a valiant effort from Cedarville, but in the end their 23 turnovers, opposed to Ursuline’s seven, may have been the story of the game.The Arrows wore shirts before the game that read “Started from the Bottom, Now We’re Here,” referencing a song by the rapper/singer Drake. But those words ring especially true for Ursuline.The gorgeous gymnasium where the Arrows have been dominant all season only exists today because their old gym was destroyed by a tornado in 2013. A year and a half later, the Arrows were hoisting the G-MAC Trophy and cutting the nets on their beautiful new home floor.The journey is not over for Ursuline now. The next stop is the Midwest Regional of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Arrows are 25-3 on the season. It’s been a magical run to follow.On a personal note, along with writing for NEO Sports Insiders, I have spent this season as the Arrows’ PA Announcer. Although I just began this position in November, I feel like a part of the team in a way. When Ursuline was announced as host of the conference tournament, I was told to refrain from being biased, and could not appear to cheer one way or another. This was a difficult task, especially in the championship. But when the game was over, I was elated and it was an emotional experience to see the players and team that I have followed from the start of the season reach one of the pinnacles of each of their athletic careers.Seeing their tears of joy and smiles across everybody’s faces was awesome! These young ladies have worked so hard and have so much fun on the court together. I can’t wait to see how they do in the NCAA Tournament and knowing how great this team is I wouldn’t want to be the team that has to face them in a do-or-die game.Congratulations to the Ursuline Arrows! Matt Medley
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Former Indi Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella is joining the University of Melbourne as a public policy fellow. It is the second job that she is going to hold, after the federal government’s announcement last December that she would be joining the Board of the government owned naval defense company ASC Pty Ltd, formerly known as Australian Submarine Corporation.The University of Melbourne states Ms Mirabella’s role as a public policy fellow will require her assisting students, delivering lectures and organising public policy seminars and forums. Ms Mirabella studied law and commerce at the university in the 1980s and is a former President of the Melbourne University Liberal Club and Vice-President of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation.“I hope to be able to impart some real-life experience about politics,” she said in a statement, where she expressed her satisfaction for her new job.Professor Adrian Little, head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne has welcomed the development stating that “Sophie’s experience in public policy and deep understanding of politics will be invaluable.” he said.Melbourne University has only one other public policy fellow, namely Nicholas Reece, a former senior adviser to Victorian Premiers Steve Bracks and John Brumby and to labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard.Sophie Mirabella, a close ally of Prime minister Tony Abbott, was formerly the Coalitions spokeswoman for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and would have been a cabinet minister had she been elected last September.Her part time appointment is to be taken up immediately.Source: ABC, Fairfax Media Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram