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Empowering women in maritime: Why are we still having this conversation?

first_img Your current account does not have access to this premium item. Please upgrade your membership to access this content. Go to the shop You are currently not logged into your account. Register and get a two week trial. You need javascript to validate your login status. Image courtesy: International Maritime Organization/Maria KanelakiIn 2019, the International Maritime Organization selected Empowering Women in the Maritime Community as its World Maritime Day theme, putting a greater focus on the importance of gender equality in the maritime sector in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You are currently not logged in to a MyNavingo account. Premium content Premium content Log in Register Premium content Premiumlast_img read more

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Bennett makes Brighton move

first_imgAston Villa full-back Joe Bennett has joined Sky Bet Championship club Brighton on a season-long loan. The 24-year-old defender watched Albion’s 2-0 win at Leeds on Tuesday night before completing a medical and signing on Wednesday. He had fallen out of favour at Villa Park and Brighton were in need of reinforcements after missing out on Stephen Ward last week. Ward was poised to join Albion after they agreed a fee with Wolves, following his successful loan at The Amex last season, before Burnley hijacked the move. “I’m delighted we have agreed with Joe and Aston Villa to bring him here on a season-long loan,” Seagulls boss Sami Hyypia told Brighton’s official website. “He is a dynamic left-back who’s very comfortable on the ball. He’s very mobile and will suit the way we want to play. “He is a good footballer who knows how to use the ball and I hope he will be a very good player for us. “At 24 he has a good deal of experience, both in the Championship with Middlesbrough and in the Premier League with Aston Villa, and that too is key.” Bennett signed for Villa from Middlesbrough for £2.75million two years ago but has struggled in the Barclays Premier League, despite making 30 top-flight appearances. He lost his place to Antonio Luna last season before the pair were axed when Ryan Bertrand was brought in on loan in January. Luna joined Verona on loan last month before Aly Cissokho arrived from Valencia for £4.5million and the France international is expected to be Paul Lambert’s first-choice left back. Lambert is clearing out his squad and Bennett’s exit is the fifth season-long loan to come from Villa Park this summer after Luna, Nicklas Helenius, Yacouba Sylla and Aleksandar Tonev all left. Bennett could make his Brighton debut in their home game with Bolton on Saturday. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Lakers sink even lower with loss to lowly 76ers

first_imgThe Lakers scoff at the thought of tanking, the concept contradicting the fabric that defines the franchise’s championship cloth.But even if they’re trying to overachieve amid a season of diminished expectations, the Lakers’ 111-104 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday at Staples Center showed they’re more likely to compete in April for lottery pingpong balls than any playoff berth.Of course, the Lakers (13-18) have over four months to prove otherwise in their 51 remaining games. But this stretch in the past week should have marked a time when they’d compile victories against sub.-500 opponents. At least to end the losing and climb upward in the Western Conference while Kobe Bryant (strained left knee), Steve Nash (nerve issues in back) Pau Gasol (upper respiratory infection) and Steve Blake (hyperextended right elbow) are all nursing injuries.Instead, the Lakers lost their fifth consecutive game and added another player to their injured reserve list. Forward Xavier Henry strained his right knee with 1:15 left in the first quarter, sat the rest of the game and will have an MRI taken today. WIth the Lakers fielding their 16th different starting lineup of the season, they lost in a different way. L.A. forward Shawne Williams missed a 26-foot three-pointer that could’ve tied the game with 18 seconds left. The Lakers inexplicably then took five more seconds before Jodie Meeks fouled Michael Carter Williams, who drained both free throws for a 109-104 cushion with 13 seconds remaining. To add insult to injury, Evan Turner concluded the game with a windmill dunk before quickly apologizing to the Lakers’ bench.Add up the Lakers’ 20 turnovers. Mix in Nick Young’s 26 points coinciding with a 6-of-21 clip and six turnovers. Sprinkle in some non-existent defense. And you have D’Antoni pleading optimism about the Lakers’ playoff chances despite sitting 13th in the Western Conference“We were seventh last year. We can’t think that way,” said D’Antoni, whose team closed out last season 28-12. “There’s no secret formula or sauce. We have to get some guys healthy and hope we stay fairly close.”Gasol sat out for the third time in the past five games, but the Lakers sounded optimistic he could play Tuesday against Milwaukee. “I hope to recover soon and be back on the floor again,” Gasol tweeted on Sunday, The Lakers’ backcourt, however, seems as flimsy as the team’s win total. “The biggest thing is keeping our guys’ heads up,” D’Antoni said. “I’m sure we’ll do that. They have a good spirit.”Moments later, D’Antoni walked into his office and had a closed-door meeting with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, presumably to figure out what to make of the current mess. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I just have faith everything will be OK,” said Henry, though he described the knee as “a little swollen.” “This is not the end of the world for me no matter what they say with the MRI,” Henry said. “It’s part of God’s plan and I can only ride it.”It wasn’t the Lakers’ plan to lose to the Sixers (9-21), who remain among the Eastern Conference’s worst teams, rank last in total defense (111.5 points) and entered the game with a pitiful 1-13 road record. Nor was it Mike D’Antoni’s plan to rely on Kendall Marshall after the Lakers plucked him from the Development League. But there Marshall was, posting eight points on 3-of-5 shooting, three assists and two turnovers in 17 minutes. D’Antoni said Marshall “played well,” a rousing compliment considering the dismissive tone about his lack of playing time beforehand.“I don’t think we’re at the point where we can experiment,” D’Antoni said. “We’re not going to lose games because I’m experimenting.”last_img read more

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Wildfire smoke advisory lifted for northeast B.C.

first_imgThe ministry says while there are still fires burning in the region, cool and damp weather conditions have resulted in a decrease in smoke production from the fires and there is no longer widespread smoke in the region.Forecasts indicate these conditions will continue through the rest of the week.The ministry and Northern Health both say they’ll be monitoring the smoke levels in the region and advisories will be issued if required. – Advertisement –last_img