Dutch Damen Shipyards Group is expecting that Romanian government’s pre-emption right regarding Mangalia shipyard will be waived by the end of the month, enabling Damen to acquire a share in the yard.Once the waiver of the pre-emption right is made public, Damen will be able to complete the transaction, the shipbuilder said in a statement.“We look forward to a positive result of the shareholders’ vote at the extraordinary shareholders meeting of March 30, where hopefully the pre-emption right will be waived. This is the key hurdle in the process towards a long-term strategic partnership with the Romanian government,” René H. Berkvens, CEO of Damen Shipyards Group, said.In November 2017, Damen signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s (DSME) shareholding in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI). DSME owned 51% of the shares in the yard and the Romanian government the remaining 49%.However, the government was blocking the agreement between Damen and Daewoo for several months as it wanted to exercise its pre-emptive right through its shareholding in Santierul Naval 2 Mai SA Mangalia.On March 21, 2018, negotiations between Damen and the Romanian government on DMHI were completed. The state decided to waive its pre-emptive right to acquire the stake owned by DSME under one condition. Specifically, Damen will have to assign 2% of the 51% share bought from Daewoo.With this agreement, the Romanian government is becoming the majority shareholder in DMHI. As a result, the government will own a 51% stake in the yard and Damen the remaining 49% stake, Romanian Ministry of Economy said in a separate statement.“Together with the great support of the Romanian government, Damen will restore the financial health of the yard, rebuild employment numbers and increase activity levels of high-end projects. In the meantime, Damen will facilitate a smooth transition and keep talented and skilled resources meaningfully employed,” Berkvens added.Located on the Black Sea coast, the Daewoo shipyard in Mangalia was established in 1997 as a joint venture between Daewoo and 2 Mai Mangalia Shipyard with Daewoo as majority shareholder. The facility has been undergoing capital erosion since 2008 due to the lack of orders amid the global financial crisis, production delays and accumulated losses.
On the other hand, the case who died was indigenous, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. * Antique – 15 The patient died on July 7, according to Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, head of DOH-6’s Local Health Support Division, two weeks before his test result came out (yesterday). People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales./PN * Guimaras – zero *23-year-old male from Molo, Iloilo City (Patient No. 799) The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. The 13 cases – four from this city and nine from Iloilo province – were the following: * Aklan – six * 24-year-old male from Carles, Iloilo (Patient No. 803) * 32-year-old female from Ajuy, Iloilo (Patient No. 810) * 22-year-old male from Mandurriao, Iloilo City (Patient No. 808) * 57-year-old male from Santa Barbara, Iloilo (Patient No. 806) Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. * Repatriates – 595 Here’s the breakdown of the region’s 810 COVID-19 cases: * 42-year-old male from Zarraga, Iloilo (Patient No. 800) * Iloilo province – 67 Patient No. 804 who died had fever on June 25. On June 29 he had himself checked by a doctor and was hospitalized on July 6 then tested. They were three medical healthcare workers and 23 family members. ILOILO City – This city and Iloilo province recorded 13 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), one of whom died. The cases brought to 810 Western Visayas’ cases as of yesterday. * 69-year-old male from City Proper, Iloilo City (Patient No. 804, died) Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. * 24-year-old male from Carles, Iloilo (Patient No. 801) * 30-year-old male from Tigbauan, Iloilo (Patient No. 807) * 36-year-old female from Dumangas, Iloilo (Patient No. 805) Most of these new cases were locally stranded individuals; three were repatriated overseas Filipino workers. * 38-year-old male from Barotac Viejo, Iloilo (Patient No. 809) * Negros Occidental – 32 * Bacolod City – 27 His 26 close contacts were immediately ordered to undergo home quarantine beginning yesterday, said Pulmones. * Iloilo City – 49 Western Visayas’ COVID-19 mortality is now at 16, with 506 cases having recovered – leaving the region with 288 active cases. Patient No. 804 had long been suffering from hypertensive cardiovascular disease, Pulmones added. * 25-year-old female from Carles, Iloilo (Patient No. 802) * Capiz – six * 26-year-old male from La Paz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 798)
Delta Faucet laid off 16 hourly employees due to supply and demand. (Image: Google)GREENSBURG, Ind. – Delta Faucet is laying off 16 workers in order to bring operations in line with demand.The company told the Greensburg Daily News that the moves are not specific to one department.The products made in Greensburg have seen fluctuating supply and demand, the newspaper reported.The faucet manufacturer invested $12 million into the plant last year and has also received training grants and tax credits to encourage the hiring of Hoosiers.Delta currently employs 300 in Greensburg and the company said that furloughs will continue until demand justifies more staffing.
Press Association The 33-year-old central defender has not made a single appearance for either his club Aston Villa or his country all season because of injury. However, having trained with his international team-mates for the last few days, he is set to end his enforced exile at the Aviva Stadium. Trapattoni said: “I have spoken with him and I have already said he will play some of the game on Sunday. Whether he will start or come on later, we have to decide, but it is possible for him to play.” Full-back Marc Wilson, who missed Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with England because of a calf problem, will also be involved, and both back-up keepers, Keiren Westwood and Darren Randolph, could see action. However, Trapattoni has indicated that key midfielder Glenn Whelan will be rested five days before the World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands. Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has confirmed Richard Dunne will play some part in Sunday’s friendly against Georgia.
Hull boss Steve Bruce has been busy in the transfer market since winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League, but has so far shopped prudently. Former Birmingham centre-half Curtis Davies, who came in for £2.25million, has been his most expensive addition to date with a combination of free transfers, loan deals and cheaper arrivals such as Yannick Sagbo and Allan McGregor ensuring Bruce has operated well within budget. But he has made it clear that midfield is an area which needs significant bolstering, especially since the departures of Corry Evans and Tom Cairney to Blackburn and a pre-season injury to Stephen Quinn. ‘You’re always looking, that’s the manager’s job…always wanting one more,” Bruce told Sky Sports News on Tuesday. ”We’re a little thin on the ground in midfield areas. We’ve let a couple out and it’s one area we are looking to strengthen. Hopefully by the time the window shuts we’ll get two or three bodies in that department to help us.” Huddlestone fits the bill as a player who can play as a midfield anchor who is also comfortable on the ball and Bruce would consider it money well spent if he can come to an agreement with the former Leeds man. Sunderland were also on the lookout for such a player and Black Cats boss Paolo Di Canio had upped his interest in Huddlestone only to see Hull make a more decisive move this week. The Tigers make their top-flight return at Chelsea on Sunday and will be hoping to have Huddlestone on board by then. Fellow Spurs man Jake Livermore has also been linked with a move to Hull on loan. Press Association Huddlestone, who has been capped four times for England, is in Hull discussing terms with Tigers representatives. The club are unwilling to disclose the fee agreed for the 26-year-old, but Press Association Sport understands it at least matches their £5million record signing of Jimmy Bullard. Hull are in talks with Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone and are hopeful are finalising a deal for the player in the next 24 hours.
DAN Evans joined Andy Murray in the last 16 of the Australian Open tennis yesterday with a brilliant performance to give Britain two men in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2002.Top seed Murray made short work of American Sam Querrey, winning 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour 59 minutes.Evans, the world number 51, then upset Australian 27th seed Bernard Tomic with a 6-3, 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-3) victory.Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski reached round four at Wimbledon 15 years ago.It is the first time Evans has made it so far at a Grand Slam, and he next faces French 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Murray, meanwhile, plays Germany’s Mischa Zverev, the world number 50.Querrey was the man who upset then world number one Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last summer, but Murray made sure he did not fall victim to another shock after the Serb’s surprise defeat by Denis Istomin on Thursday.With six-time champion Djokovic out, Murray is a clear favourite among many observers to finally land the third leg of the career Grand Slam.Dan Evans“I don’t worry about that, really,” said Murray, who has lost four Melbourne finals to Djokovic.“Obviously, if you’re to get to the final, then it has an effect. A lot of the times when I’ve been in the final here, I’ve played against him. Had some tough ones.”Andy Murray column: Everyone needs to give Djokovic a break.Querrey gave the Scot plenty to think about in the early stages of their third-round match, attacking the net and hurrying the top seed, but a first-serve percentage of just 57% was not enough to keep Murray at bay.The American missed a fleeting chance with a break point in game eight and Murray immediately took advantage, getting the break himself in the next game with a beautiful lob.He took a firm grip on the match with a run of six out of seven games, easing through the second set with two more breaks.There was a flurry of resistance as Querrey reeled off three straight games to lead 3-2 in the third set, but Murray once again turned up the pressure with his return to break for a fifth time on his way to a comprehensive victory.“Sam, especially in the first set, was hitting a huge ball,” added Murray, who had no problem with the ankle he turned during his previous match.“There was a key moment at 3-4 when I saved a break point and then managed to break the next game and had the momentum after that.” (BBC Sport)
For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals have chosen to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Shikhar Dhawan put the hosts in a great position with his 37th fifty. Shreyas Iyer’s 13th fifty and a cameo from Sherfane Rutherford helped Delhi Capitals reach 187/5 and Royal Challengers Bangalore will have an uphill task in front of them if they have to stay alive in the race for the playoffs. This win has ensured Delhi Capitals reach the playoffs for the first time since 2012 while for Royal Challengers Bangalore, their playoff chances are all but done barring a mathematical miracle. (SCORECARD)19:40 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals have qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2012 as they win by 16 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. For Virat Kohli’s side, their chances are all but done now.19:14 hrs IST: Marcus Stoinis keeps Royal Challengers Bangalore in the hunt with a big six off Lamichhane but Royal Challengers Bangalore need over 12 runs an over.19:10 hrs IST: Amit Mishra finishes his spell, 2/25 from four overs and Royal Challengers Bangalore need 62 off 30 balls at a required rate of 12.4. Big task now for Marcus Stonis. Royal Challengers Bangalore really missed Moeen Ali today.19:04 hrs IST: Amit Mishra gets the big wicket of Shivam Dube and Royal Challengers Bangalore are sinking fast here. Big task now for Marcus Stoinis as Delhi Capitals near a playoff spot.18:58 hrs IST: Amit Mishra gets the big wicket of Heinrich Klassen as the batsman attempts a lap scoop but the ball takes the bottom edge onto the back pad and Rishabh Pant runs to his left to take a smart catch. Royal Challengers Bangalore are stuttering18:54 hrs IST: Sherfane Rutherford has taken the massive wicket of AB de Villiers and Axar Patel takes a superb catch close to the boundary. The umpires check for whether his foot was touching the rope but he is alright. Massive blow this for Royal Challengers Bangalore.18:50 hrs IST: Lamichhane ends the over badly as Shivam Dube blasts another six. He is playing a blinder while de Villiers is playing second fiddle.18:47 hrs IST: Shivam Dube launches a massive six off Axar Patel and Royal Challengers Bangalore need less than 100 but the asking rate is reaching close to 10.18:40 hrs IST: Catch dropped! Shivam Dube top-edges the slog sweep but Rahul Tewatia botches it up horribly and spills the catch. Delhi Capitals are not helping themselves.18:34 hrs IST: Amit Mishra concedes just three runs in his first over as Delhi Capitals look to fight back. They get a big boost with Axar Patel getting rid of Kohli as the RCB skipper mistimes a pull shot to be caught at deep midwicket. AB de Villiers the key now.18:29 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel slams a boundary off a 150 kmph delivery but next ball, Rabada bowls it short and Parthiv makes room to cut to backward point where Axar Patel takes the catch. Still a great start provided by Parthiv18:25 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals misfield and their powerplay woes continue. If Royal Challengers Bangalore maintain this, they can continue their winning run at the Kotla.18:21 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli slam a boundary each of Kagiso Rabada while Kohli edges Ishant to Pant. However, the replay is not clear whether Pant grabbed the ball cleanly and the skipper survives. Kohli responds with a big six off Ishant as RCB hurt Delhi.18:13 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel blasts three boundaries in Sandeep Lamichhane’s bowling as Royal Challengers Bangalore score at a run-rate of over 11.18:08 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel launches Axar Patel into the stands at deep midwicket and he continues to bat with confidence. Royal Challengers Bangalore have started off in grand style.18:04 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel begins in style as he hammers two fours off Ishant Sharma and Royal Challengers Bangalore have made a great start in the first over.17:47 hrs IST: Three fours and a six in the final over bowled by Navdeep Saini and Sherfane Rutherford’s cameo has propelled Delhi Capitals to 187/5. On this pitch, this is a good total. Royal Challengers Bangalore need Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to be at their absolute best.17:28 hrs IST: Colin Ingram blasts a four and a six off Navdeep Saini but the bowler has the last laugh as he mistimes the scoop to the short fine leg region where Sundar takes the catch. Delhi Capitals continue to struggle in the death overs.17:23 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore are fighting back in the death overs. Iyer looked to launch Sundar down the ground but the ball grips the surface and spins back in, Iyer mistimes the hoick and holes out to Kohli at deep midwicket.17:17 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer notches up his 13th fifty with two sixes off Chahal but Rishabh Pant is trapped LBW and even the review does not save him. Can RCB restrict DC below 160?17:06 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan premeditates the sweep and he holes out to short fine leg. Yuzvendra Chahal takes the wicket but there are not too many celebrations.17:02 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan blasts his 37th fifty and Delhi Capitals are in a really strong position now.16:53 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer sweeps Washington Sundar to the fine leg fence as Royal Challengers Bangalore continue to leak runs.16:47 hrs IST: Dhawan continues to pummel the short ball and Navdeep Saini continues to leak runs. Delhi Capitals continue to dominate. Royal Challengers Bangalore need to take wickets quickly.16:40 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer deposits Yuzvendra Chahal into the Mohinder Amarnath stand for a big six. The legspinner’s day continues to get worse.16:33 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer brings up the fifty of Delhi Capitals and Dhawan continues in his aggressive way. Washington Sundar tries to take a difficult catch but the ball lands in front. After the end of the powerplay, Delhi Capitals are 59/1.16:25 hrs IST: After smashing two boundaries off Yuzvendra Chahal, Dhawan continues his great run with a flicked six off Navdeep Saini over long leg. This is a good start in the powerplay for Delhi Capitals.16:20 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav strikes! Extra bounce off the Kotla deck from Umesh Yadav and Prithvi Shaw goes for the cut, Parthiv Patel takes the catch and Royal Challengers Bangalore have struck.16:13 hrs IST: Prithvi Shaw cracks a couple of boundaries off Washington Sundar and Delhi Capitals have started well. Shikhar Dhawan gets going with a six off Yuzvendra Chahal.16:02 hrs IST: We are all set to begin. Umesh Yadav open the bowling and Prithvi Shawis on strike. Remember, a loss for Kohli’s RCB knocks them out of the tournament.15:42 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals have brought in Sandeep Lamichhane in place of Chris Morris. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Washington Sundar finally comes in. Here are the playing XIs of both sides.Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Ishant SharmaRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal15:37 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals have chosen to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. On a dry wicket, this is a good move.15:28 hrs IST: A warm, sorry, a hot welcome to the Kotla. It is a difficult situation for Virat Kohli. A loss will knock them out of the competition while Delhi Capitals will seal their spot.
The Latest: Virus scraps UNC football game with Charlotte Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Saturday’s game between No. 12 North Carolina and Charlotte has been canceled after the 49ers announced contact tracing had depleted the offensive line. September 17, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Charlotte announced the decision Thursday, two days before the Conference USA program was to visit Chapel Hill for the first meeting between the schools.The school said in a statement there had been three positive coronavirus cases among football players discovered through regular testing during the past two weeks. The school didn’t specify how many offensive linemen were affected by contract tracing, saying only it was “several.”“We’re extremely disappointed to have to cancel our game at North Carolina,” athletic director Mike Hill said. “While I know our team is heartbroken, due to the number of players in quarantine, we could not safely play. We very much appreciate the University of North Carolina working with us to schedule this game.”UNC and Charlotte announced Aug. 8 that they would meet six weeks later. That came after the Atlantic Coast Conference revamped its scheduling model when it decided to go forward with football, allowing for 10 league games and one nonconference matchup played in the home state of the member school.The Tar Heels opened last weekend with a win against Syracuse, but now has two straight open weekends on the schedule for now. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham said the school will look for a replacement game on Sept. 26 while coach Mack Brown said the Tar Heels “completely understand and appreciate Charlotte’s transparency” in the decision.
He played for Egypt at last year’s World Cup in Russia and at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, where he scored one goal in four appearances.“We’re really excited to work with ‘Trez’,” head coach Dean Smith said in a statement after completing Villa’s ninth signing of a busy close season. “I’ve watched him a number of times.“He’s the type of wide player that we have been looking for who is direct, causes problems for the opposition in the final third and scores goals.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Aston Villa have signed Egypt international Mahmoud Hassan, better known by his nickname ‘Trezeguet’, from Turkish side Kasimpasa, the newly promoted Premier League side said on Wednesday.Villa did not disclose financial details of the deal, but the BBC reported they had paid 8.75 million pounds ($10.90 million) for the winger.The 24-year-old started his career with Egyptian side Al Ahly and had a stint at Anderlecht in Belgium before moving to Turkey. Mahmoud Hassan
UW\’s O\’Brien Schofield was drafted 130th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2010 NFL Draft.[/media-credit]Former Wisconsin captain O’Brien Schofield knew his torn ACL during senior bowl practices greatly affected his draft stock. He went from a first- or second-round pick in mock drafts to a potential undrafted free agent when his cleat got caught and his left knee turned the wrong way.But after a stellar senior season where he recorded 12 sacks and was second in the nation in tackles for loss, Schofield also knew it only took one team to take a chance on him.And in the fourth round, with the 130th selection in the 2010 NFL draft, the Arizona Cardinals took that chance.“It’s a privilege to get picked this high by a team,” Schofield said in a conference call with reporters. “The Arizona Cardinals taking a chance on me, knowing the person that I am, know that I’ll work hard to get back and produce on the field.”Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt thinks the organization got “first-round talent” with its fourth round selection and Schofield’s accomplishments could not be ignored.“It comes to a point that you can’t ignore the grade that we had on him, and you can’t ignore the production,” Whisenhunt said at the post-draft press conference.The Cardinals appear to be a great fit for Schofield who projects as an outside linebacker at the next level. But before he finds a spot in their 3-4 scheme, Schofield must rehab his knee injury.Scouts believed the torn ACL would rule Schofield out for the 2010 season, but the ex-Badger is determined to make an early impact.“I was told midway through camp I should be able to start doing some things with contact,” Schofield said in the conference call. ” I’m really planning on trying to play this year; I want to go real hard on my rehab to get ready for the 2010 season.”Arizona general manager Rod Graves knew the risks accompanying Schofield’s injured knee, but the Cardinals’ staff is confident he will return with no limitations.“We certainly discussed his injury,” Graves said at the post-draft press conference. “When you look back at the ACLs that we’ve had and the progress we’ve had bringing those players back, we felt like the risk is not like it used to be in respect to those types of injuries.”It’s been a long and stressful few months for Schofield, who thought his career was over after his injury. But behind strong faith and the support of his collegiate family, Schofield remained focused on his NFL dream.“I just had to stay positive. My faith in God really helped me out. I felt like my career was over,” Schofield said in the conference call. “I went back to school and my coaches, teammates, other players in the Big Ten were calling and encouraging me to keep working.”Graham joins Daniels in HoustonYears ago, Owen Daniels took high school senior Garrett Graham on a tour of the Wisconsin campus on his recruiting visit.Now, six years later, Daniels once again will serve as Graham’s tour guide — this time in Houston.“I know quite a bit about Owen Daniels. I was a freshman when he was a senior at Wisconsin. I followed him quite a bit,” Graham said in a conference call with reporters. “He is a great guy to watch and definitely be a great guy to learn under.”The first Badger picked in the draft, Graham was selected in the fourth round by the Houston Texans, and the former UW captain will get a chance to learn behind the 2008 pro bowl tight end, who was also a fourth round pick after graduating from Wisconsin.Texans head coach Gary Kubiak now hopes to have similar success with another Badger tight end.“We think [Graham] is a fine player. We had a little luck catching a fourth-round tight end out of Wisconsin a few years ago so this kid kind of reminds us of Owen,” Kubiak said in a post-draft press conference. “Owen knows the young man and spoke very highly of him. He does a lot of things well. He’s been a captain and been very respected; he is the type of kid we’re looking for.”Graham joins an explosive Texans offense led by quarterback Matt Schaub, wide receiver Andre Johnson and Daniels, who is recovering from a knee injury, and the New Jersey native is excited about his future in Houston.“I’m just grateful to get the opportunity to play in the NFL and have a great opportunity to go to a franchise like the Texans,” Graham said in a conference call with reporters. “I’m just really looking forward to it.”Maragos and Stehle sign free agent dealsSchofield and Graham may have been the only Badgers drafted, but several other Badgers will get a chance to make an NFL roster.Former UW captain, Chris Maragos, signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers.Defensive tackle Jeff Stehle signed with the Denver Broncos and linebacker Jaevery McFadden will work out for the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins over the next two weeks.–Editor’s Note: The original printed version of this story had Jaevery McFadden having signed with the Washington Redskins on Sunday based on several sources posting such information. We have since confirmed that he has only scheduled workouts with the Redskins as well as the Minnesota Vikings. We regret the error.