Shipyard Worker Dies at Fukuoka Shipbuilding

first_imgA shipyard worker has lost his life while working on a newbuilding vessel at the Fukuoka Shipbuilding in Japan.The worker reportedly succumbed to fatal injuries he suffered while cleaning the ship’s cargo tank.The man, in his late fifties, reportedly fell while working in the cargo tank of the chemical tanker newbuild. The man was found unconscious and rushed to a hospital for medical treatment by the local fire-fighting department. However,  the worker could not be saved.The ship was intended to join Odfjell Tankers later this year, as the company is scheduled to take over the ship as its commercial manager. The ship is not owned by Odfjel, however.Fukuoka Shipbuilding is yet to provide WMN with a comment on the matter.Odfjell has a total of 76 tankers, out of which 34 are owned, 16 are on time charter, 13 are leased, 5 are on bareboat charter and 8 are in a pool, data from the company’s website shows.There are five newbuilds on order for the company, three chemical tankers and two gas carriers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Hemorrhoids

first_img Share Tweet 62 Views   no discussions Share HealthLifestyle Hemorrhoids by: – February 24, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Share DefinitionHemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus.Alternative NamesRectal lump; Piles; Lump in the rectumCauses, incidence, and risk factorsThis condition is very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. Hemorrhoids result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to bulge and expand, making them painful, particularly when you are sitting.The most common cause is straining during bowel movements. Hemorrhoids may result from constipation, sitting for long periods of time, and anal infections. In some cases they may be caused by other diseases, such as liver cirrhosis.Internal hemorrhoids occur just inside the anus, at the beginning of the rectum. External hemorrhoids occur at the anal opening and may hang outside the anus.SymptomsSymptoms of hemorrhoids include:Anal itchingAnal ache or pain, especially while sittingBright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowlPain during bowel movementsOne or more hard tender lumps near the anusSigns and testsA doctor can often diagnose hemorrhoids simply by examining the rectal area. If necessary, tests that may help diagnose the problem include:Stool guaiac (shows the presence of blood)SigmoidoscopyAnoscopyTreatmentOver-the-counter corticosteroid creams can reduce pain and swelling. Hemorrhoid creams with lidocaine can reduce pain. Witch hazel (applied with cotton swabs) can reduce itching. Other steps for anal itching include:Wear cotton undergarments.Avoid toilet tissue with perfumes or colors.Try not to scratch the area.Sitz baths can help you to feel better. Sit in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. Stool softeners help reduce straining and constipation.For cases that don’t respond to home treatments, a surgeon or gastroenterologist can apply heat treatment, called infrared coagulation, to shrink internal hemorrhoids. This may help avoid surgery. Surgery that may be done to treat hemorrhoids includes rubber band ligation or surgical hemorrhoidectomy. These procedures are generally used for patients with severe pain or bleeding who have not responded to other therapy.Expectations (prognosis)Most treatments are effective, but to prevent the hemorrhoids from coming back, you will need to maintain a high-fiber diet and drink plenty of fluids.ComplicationsThe blood in the enlarged veins may form clots, and the tissue surrounding the hemorrhoids can die. Hemorrhoids with clots generally require surgical removal.Severe bleeding may also occur. Iron deficiency anemia can result from prolonged loss of blood. Significant bleeding from hemorrhoids is unusual, however.Calling your health care providerCall for an appointment with your health care provider if hemorrhoid symptoms do not improve with home treatment. You should also be seen if you have rectal bleeding. Your provider may want to check for other, more serious causes of the bleeding, especially if you have never bled from hemorrhoids before.Call 911 if blood loss is significant or if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or faint.PreventionAvoid straining during bowel movements. You can help prevent hemorrhoids by preventing constipation. Drink plenty of fluids, at least eight glasses per day. Eat a high-fiber diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains. Consider fiber supplements.last_img read more

Browne hopeful bid could succeed

first_img Chief executive Browne is confident the Irish Rugby Football Union can follow New Zealand’s lead, after the successful 2011 tournament staged there. The IRFU has been working on a 2023 World Cup bid since 2011, and are now waiting on parliamentary backing. The 2023 Rugby World Cup bidding process will commence with the International Rugby Board in 2016. Browne said “decisions will be taken by the IRB in 2017”. Ireland are expected to face strong competition from France, South Africa and Italy, who have all already expressed interest in bidding for the tournament. England will host the 2015 tournament, before Japan entertain the rugby world four years later. Minister Varadkar has already projected an 800 million Euro benefit to Ireland’s economy from hosting the tournament. The IRFU confirmed the GAA have already ratified use of their stadia, such as Croke Park, building confidence Ireland boasts the facilities to pull off such a major world sporting event. Varadkar said hosting the World Cup would be a big morale boost for Ireland. He said: “This would have huge benefits for Ireland’s profile, not least in terms of rugby, but also for tourism, business and the overall economy. “Hosting the Rugby World Cup is probably the biggest international event that a country of our size could achieve.” Irish rugby boss Philip Browne can find “no reason on earth” why Ireland could not host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Ireland’s minister for transport, tourism and sport Leo Varadkar is a strong supporter of the IRFU cause. The World Cup bid was due to be put before the Irish Government on Tuesday, and should shortly be put to the Northern Ireland Executive. IRFU boss Browne said behind-the-scenes talks with both regimes have yielded progress. Browne said: “This sort of bid couldn’t happen without committed support from the governments both north and south. “We’ve had discussions with Leo Varadkar and we’ve had discussions with Arlene Foster in the Northern Ireland Government and in principle I think they’re very supportive. “It obviously needs now to go to cabinet and Leo Varadkar has said he’s bringing it to cabinet on Tuesday, and obviously it would need to go to cabinet in Northern Ireland as well. “Yes it’s a big bid and it’s a big undertaking. “But if it can be done in a country like New Zealand which is a similar size in terms of population, there’s no reason on earth why it can’t be done here.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Angry Carl Ikeme Accuses Norwich Forward of Diving

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers shot stopper Carl Ikeme has reacted to the incident that got him sent off in yesterday’s 1-3 loss to Norwich City.Ikeme was sent off in the 72nd minute after an altercation with Norwich City forward Wes Hoolahan, a situation which won the home side a penalty which they converted to put the game beyond the reach of Wolves.However the Super Eagles shot stopper believes his sending off was harsh and criticized the forward for play acting to get him sent off.The Super Eagles number one gave his reaction in a number of post on his official twitter handle.“Ok then… been mulling over whether to say anything or not….Some will say don’t react. I understand ur point. It’s hard not to be frustrated when someone blatantly dives to win a penalty. Then dives again when pushed on his chest. I supposed you live and learn but this one is hard to take. I Apologise if anyone feels let down,” Ikeme wrote on Twitter“A lot of Norwich fans not happy. I have nothing against your club or Wes. These things happen in football so we just move on”. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Victor Moses Out of Eagles’ Algeria, Argentina Games

first_imgIt was further learnt that Eagles Franco-German Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has decided not to hand the 2013 AFCON-winning star an invitation to allow him recover for the Eagles’ subsequent matches.“I can confirm to you that Victor Moses is out of the tie as he won’t have fully recovered for the match; as much as we want to play our best players in the two games, we don’t also want to risk any player ahead of further national team games,” the source told AOIFootball.com.The source also debunked the news in the Nigeria media that his omission was because of a purported fraction between the player’s club and the Nigerian FA.“There are no issues between us and Chelsea over his injury; these things are unavoidable in football and we can only wish the player recovers on time and come back to full fitness for both club and country,” the source added.Moses was instrumental in the Super Eagles’ qualification to the World Cup in Russia next year, scoring three goals in the process.Meanwhile, English-born Nigerian defender, Dominic Iorfa, has expressed his desire to play for the Super Eagles in the future if the opportunity presents its self.The 22-year-old defender, who is the son of former Nigerian international, Dominic Iorfa, told Ipswich Town’s Magazine that his dad has a whole lot of influence on his career and wants him to wear the green and white of Nigeria.“Maybe my dad would like me to play for Nigeria in the future, we will see but he understands it’s a big year for me and my priority is to progress with Ipswich.“He has always been there for me and I have taken his advice. He has been in my shoes, so he knows what it’s all about,” Iorfa said.The Ipswich Town defender is on-loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and was part of the youth system at his local club Southend United before joining the academy of Wolverhampton Wanderers at the age of 15.He moved on a one-month loan to League One Shrewsbury Town in March 2014, and made his senior debut the same day as a substitute in a 0–1 defeat at Colchester.Following his return to Wolves, Iorfa made his first appearance for the club in a 2–1 loss to Bournemouth at Molineux on 6 December 2014.He swiftly became the club’s first choice right-back, starting in twenty-one of Wolves’ twenty-five remaining fixtures following his debut.In January 2015, Iorfa won the football league’s Young Player of the Month Award.The young defender, who can play both as a centre-back and right-back, has featured for the England youth setup across all age grades and won the Toulon Invitational Tournament in 2016Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Iorfa’s England-born son open to Nigeria inviteSuper Eagles forward, Victor Moses is not likely to be available for Nigeria’s last World Cup 2018 qualifier against the Desert Foxes of Algeria and the Grade-A friendly against the La Albeceleste of Argentina next month.Both matches are scheduled for November 10 and 14 in Blida, Algeria and in Krasnoder, Russia.Sources at the Glass House in Abuja hinted yesterday that the Chelsea wing-back who pulled up a hamstring injury in the Blues’ 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace a fortnight ago, has missed a further three games for the English champions and is not expected to be fully fit before the two clashes with Algeria and Argentina.last_img read more

Play’n GO hires Stuart Trigwell as UK commercial lead

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities July 2, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submit Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Share Stuart TrigwellSwedish industry games and content provider Play’n GO has moved to strengthen its UK commercial operations by appointing Stuart Trigwell as its new UK Sales Manager.Trigwell joins Play’n GO having served as UK Director of Sales for international betting systems Global Bet (2015 -2017). He will be charged with leading Play’n GO UK industry commercial partnerships; a key area that Play’n GO management have targeted for corporate growth.At present, currently services content partnerships with Bet365, BetVictor, and Unibet. The company has opened a London office to aid its UK ambitions.Johan Törnqvist, Group CEO at Play’n GO, commented on the appointment: “This is an exciting time for Play’n GO as we look to grow our commercial and staffing presence in the UK, where we see our games to perform very strongly.“Stuart is a key part of this strategy. His previous high-level experience working with and for leading operators, as well as within the supply sector will be invaluable going forward. But his appointment will be the first of many as we have big plans to stamp our mark on the UK market.”Trigwell commented on joining on Play’n GO “I’m excited to be at such an innovative company who have continued to set the industry benchmark in recent years. I’m really looking forward to shaping our UK presence in the coming years as we continue our ambitious expansion plans.”last_img read more

Inhumane: Steve Polack laments Kotoko’s poor treatment after accident

first_imgEx-Asante Kotoko coach Steve Polack, has lamented the club’s lack of compassion towards its employees, three years after the deadly accident in the Accra-Kumasi highway that claimed the life of the team’s deputy equipment manager, Thomas Obeng and injuring scores of players and officials of the club.The club’s bus rammed into a stationary vehicle on the Nkawkaw dual carriage road on its way to Kumasi following a Ghana Premier League encounter against Inter Allies on July 12, 2017.Three years on, members of the Kotoko squad at the time, including goalkeeper, George Amoako, have complained about the club’s refusal to compensate the players for the trauma.Polack, head coach at the time, has added his voice to the complaints, and says the club’s management is only reluctant to compensate the staff involved in the accident because the managers were not directly involved.”Basically it’s a human thing that you do that, you come to your employee’s aid when there have been kind of problem to your employee,” he told Wontumi FM in Kumasi.”You are an employee and you are working for an employer, you expect them (employer) to take care of you whatever that happens to you during your contract or how long you’ve been working there so we are expecting them(Asante Kotoko) to do that.”Let’s be honest, they are adult, they should know these things; If the tables turn around and it happens to them, how will they feel, three years later and we still haven’t been compensated, what if it’s them that were in the accident, don’t you think they would have already got their compensation?.”So always you need to put yourself in other people’s shoes and feel it too, Kotoko needs to compensate us (accident victims).”last_img read more

Government donates footballs to school

first_imgAs part of governments desire to improve sporting performance in our Senior High schools and beyond, the Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Dr Omane Boamah has donated 15 Footballs each to selected Senior High Schools in Accra.The presentation ceremony was attended by various Heads of some Senior High Schools and their students.In his address, Dr Boamah bemoaned the performances of athletes who represented the nation over the years and challenged students to do more to raise high the flag of Ghana.He regretted the poor preparations of Ghanaian athletes ahead of major tournaments which he said culminated in these abysmal performances.He also charged the various sports tutors to do no more to unearth talents as was the case in the past in order to propel Ghana sports forward.He added that the donations were just the beginning and that Government intended to donate up to 39,000 to schools all over the country to help grow the sport of football. “It is unfortunate we have not been able to make it in international competitions that is why it is extremely important for us to start preparations for upcoming competitions early and take them very seriously.A country like Jamaica has only three million people and yet look at what they have been doing the last few years with the Bolts and the Blakes. If we put our minds to it, i don’t see why we can’t make it to the very top he stressed.”A representative of the Minister of Education was also on hand to encourage the students and tutors to do more to raise the image of the nation through sports.last_img read more

Final 2019 survey shows positive outlook for Iowa Business Council members

first_imgDES MOINES — The final economic survey from the Iowa Business Council shows the leaders of the state’s largest businesses are full of optimism for the new year.IBC Executive Director, Joe Murphy, says some economists have continued to predict the economy is going to slow down — but he isn’t seeing that. “I think we sometimes run the risk of talking ourselves into a recession. and we are just not seeing that at all, we remain positive,” Murphy says.The quarterly survey asks members to predict what they see for sales, capital spending and employment for the next six months. Murphy says the final 2019 survey has a score of just above 60.“Anything over 50 is positive,” Murphy says,” and so the fact that we are at 60 is great news for Iowa businesses. I think it is important to look at the data for what the data is.  We have great strength in sales and great strength in spending, and those are two great drivers in business.”Murphy says some yearend action on important issues help push up the mood. “We had some very good legislative action occur at the federal level with the passing of the USMCA by the U.S. House of Representatives. And so that is a great sign. We look forward obviously to the Senate passing that as well and that being signed by president,” according to Murphy. “And then using that as positive momentum as we head into the final phases and stages of the China negotiation.”Murphy says the trade issues are just as important to the business community as they are the ag sector. “Iowa’s biggest employment base is in manufacturing — a lot of people think it is ag — but it’s actually manufacturing and we have some of the world’s premiere manufacturers on the Iowa Business Council,” he says.  “But then when you think about it more broadly — just the general uncertainty of trade deals — the fact that it took so long to get USMCA pinned down and then China has taken longer than anybody anticipated. That just adds to the uncertainty in the markets, uncertainty in businesses.”While the trade situation is moving toward some sort of resolution — Murphy says the lack of workers to fill jobs will continue to be a problem. “This is going to be the central issue of 2020 for us and for our members, and frankly for all of Iowa employers,” Murphy says.Murphy says overall the business community is feeling good heading into the new year. “We would like to see some indicators be better. A lot of that has to do with the political uncertainty, the elections of 2020, what happens with regulations moving forward,” Murphy explains. “But a lot of that will be cleared up as we move into the beginning quarter or two of 2020. So, we remain optimistic and feel pretty good about the future of this state —    particularly from a business perspective.”You can see the full Iowa Business Council survey on their website.last_img read more

Venus tops Serena in all-Williams semifinal

first_imgVenus Williams celebrates after beating her sister Serena 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)MONTREAL (AP) — Venus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup.Venus topped Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the hard-court event for her first victory over her sister since 2009 in Dubai.The 32-year-old Serena, ranked No. 1 in the world for the 200th career week, leads the series 14-11 and had won the last five matches. The 34-year-old Venus is ranked 26th.In the second semifinal, third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska faced Ekaterina Makarova.Unseeded Venus started the match strong on her serve and took a 3-1 lead, but Serena rallied to tie it at 3 and went on to take the set in a tiebreaker.Venus dominated the second set, breaking Serena’s serve twice and taking advantage of unforced errors.Serena made two errors and dropped serve to fall behind 4-2 in the third set. Venus, who dropped serve only once in the match, served for the win at 5-3. Venus hit a rocket serve on her third match point that Serena returned into the net. Serena had 19 aces and nine double faults, and Venus had six aces and two doubles faults.Serena was coming off a victory last week in Stanford, California, in her first tournament since withdrawing from a doubles match at Wimbledon because of equilibrium problems.last_img read more