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CargoSmart: Schedule Reliability Rises in Q3 2019

first_imgThe overall ocean schedule reliability for the third quarter of 2019 was 75.7%, slightly higher than in the second quarter of the year, according to intelligence provider CargoSmart.The peak of on-time schedule reliability was 80.2% in July 2019. It then dropped to 73.8% in August and remained at a similar level at 73.1% in September 2019.Comparing 2019 and 2018, the monthly reliability was higher and fluctuated less in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier.When looking at the schedule reliability on 25 trade lanes, CargoSmart said that Intra Middle East, Europe-Middle East, and Intra South America had the highest schedule reliability in the quarter, with average reliability of 93.1%, 89.1%, and 88.6% respectively.When comparing the schedule reliability to the second quarter of the year, 13 of the 25 trade lanes decreased. The Intra Europe, Europe-Middle East, and Intra North America had the biggest increases, while Africa-North America, Africa-Middle East, and North America-Oceania dropped the most with Intra Africa continuing to have the lowest quarterly reliability.last_img read more

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Pregnancy centre helps mums in time of need

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 18 October 2015When Shana Bainbridge found out she was pregnant with her seventh child, the love and support of Pregnancy Choice Centre volunteers helped ease the shock.Miss Bainbridge is one of the 420 women helped by the Pregnancy Choice centre since it opened its doors on October 16, 2013 to those who unexpectedly find themselves pregnant.Miss Bainbridge suspected she was pregnant 19 months ago and, after hearing a glowing recommendation from a family member, visited the centre for a pregnancy test.“I ended up finding out I was pregnant and freaked right out. It was very overwhelming because it was my seventh baby. I had given away all my baby stuff. Karen [a counsellor] just made me feel great. After a few months, I settled in and started coming in collecting bits and pieces. They gave me almost everything.”Miss Bainbridge is paying it forward, bringing in the gear her boy Koru, now 10 months, has outgrown to be re-gifted.She has nothing but praise for the centre’s volunteers.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11531073last_img read more

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United move late to grab Fellaini

first_img That it was 2am on Tuesday morning, three hours after the deadline closed, before Fellaini was finally confirmed by United as the fourth biggest signing in their history just about summed up what turned into ludicrous evening. Indeed, when executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward left United’s pre-season tour to Australia on July 18 on “urgent transfer business” he could not have left it any later to actually do any business. Press Association Manchester United managed to salvage Marouane Fellaini from an otherwise shambolic deadline day that descended into farce when three imposters strode into La Liga offices pretending to be officials of the Old Trafford outfit and an attempt to sign Fabio Coentrao on loan collapsed because the paperwork could not be completed on time. But the drama prior to Fellaini’s arrival will probably live longer in the memory than the Belgian’s transfer itself. Certainly questions should be asked as to how three imposters managed to get into Spanish league headquarters for discussions about the proposed transfer of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao. The trio left an hour later, apparently unable to complete the paperwork required to complete the deal. Yet United knew nothing of their existence. And as it turned out, the Herrera deal collapsed shortly afterwards anyway, with Moyes believing a 36million euros clause in the player’s contract was too high. So, even though the 24-year-old was keen to make the switch, United backed off, although Moyes remains a fan and could revisit the deal in January. Shortly after that, Fellaini was driven to Everton’s training ground at Finch Farm, where he handed in a transfer request in an attempt to break the impasse over his proposed switch. Having had a joint £28million bid for Fellaini and Leighton Baines slammed as “derisory and insulting” by his former club, Moyes found Everton chairman Bill Kenwright in no mood to offer the Belgium international an easy passage out of Goodison Park. It was only minutes before the deadline closed that Fellaini was given the green light to rush through a £27.5million deal – £4million more than United would have paid had they exercised an option in the player’s contract which expired at the end of July. Fellaini will bolster United’s midfield options, which have seemed an obvious weakness for a number of years. He also provides a goal threat, having scored 12 times last season, including the winner against United on the opening day of the campaign. In a midfield where no-one other than Shinji Kagawa managed more than two, it provides the potential for obvious improvement. However, with Herrera remaining in Bilbao and Real Madrid flatly rejecting a big-money offer for Sami Khedira, Moyes did not make the improvements he would have hoped for. In fact, Real eventually proved to be a thorn in United’s side as the Spanish giants scrapped what would have been a face-saving loan for Portugal defender Fabio Coentrao. With his hopes of landing Leighton Baines at an end, Moyes turned to Coentrao as an answer to what he clearly feels is a problem position. But, whilst the initial paperwork was sent to the Premier League on time, Real opted not to complete the final part of the transfer as their own recruitment drive had stalled. It meant FIFA were unable to confirm the loan and Coentrao will remain in the Spanish capital, leaving Moyes with the tricky task of reassuring Patrice Evra about his future even though he has clearly attempted to bring in two alternative left-backs. It was a further setback in a transfer window not many United fans will remember with any affection given the high profile targets they had all the way through it, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas, none of whom ended up actually arriving at the club. last_img read more

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Trump speaks by presidential seal with Russian symbols and golf

first_imgPresident Trump spoke at a Turning Point USA summit Tuesday and stood before what appeared to be the US presidential seal.But further examination revealed the visual put behind him was actually a distorted image of the Presidential seal edited to look like Russia’s coat of arms.When Trump spoke at Turning Point USA summit of young conservative students, the visual put behind him was a parody Presidential seal showing an eagle with 2 heads (Russia), holding golf clubs and cash instead of arrows, and motto “45 es un titere” (Spanish for “45 is a puppet”). pic.twitter.com/fi7zZPzVrB— Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen) July 25, 2019The eagle had two heads, like Russia’s national symbol, and the bird is holding golf clubs instead of arrows.Neither the White House nor the young conservative group knows how the apparent practical joke on the president got on the screen or who created it.“It was a last-minute A/V mistake and , I can’t figure out who did it yet,” a Turning Point spokesperson told The Washington Post.last_img read more