Diego Godin and Koke – Atletico pair to move and send Filipe Luis back? Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – Left-back Luis, who left Atletico for Chelsea last summer, could be used to take Godin and Koke to England. Godin has been one of the pillars in Atletico’s superb defence, while 23-year-old Koke has impressed a lot in the middle of the park since coming through the academy. It has been rumoured that talks are underway between the two clubs. Antoine Griezmann – Give Atletico £47.3m and he’s yours! Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – Yet more contact with Atletico Madrid could see Antoine Griezmann arrive. However, reports in Spain say the club must hand over £47.3m for a player, who joined for £24m in August and has scored 22 goals in 34 Liga games. Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon goal machine – Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – In France Lacazette has scored 27 goals in 31 games for hometown club Lyon and with Didier Drogba possibly leaving, Chelsea may be on the lookout for another striker. However, the 23-year-old is also being tracked by PSG and Liverpool. 6 6 6 Man United have begun their summer upheaval early and signed Memphis Depay, so how are their rivals shaping up?Here, talkSPORT has the latest news on possible arrivals at Stamford Bridge in the summer.FIVE PLAYERS CHELSEA COULD SELL TO FUND SUMMER SPENDINGOne player who is unlikely to be going anywhere is Valencia’s 19-year-old full-back Jose Gaya, who has signed a new contract, which will keep him at Valencia until 2020.Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest rumours. Paul Pogba – Barca have massive £60m bid rejected by Juve – Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – Due to Barcelona’s transfer ban the move would not have happened until 2016, with the reported £60m fee being paid in instalments, but the Serie A champions have rejected the offer. Chelsea and PSG remain interested in the player, as confirmed by his agent Mino Raiola, who claims Pogba is liked by “all big and smart clubs” 6 6 John Stones – England defender’s development to be aided by John Terry? Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is said to be an admirer of young England defender John Stones, who has flourished in the Everton defence alongside Phil Jagielka. The Mail claim that despite the club’s reluctance to sell the 20-year-old, they would find it hard to resist a big offer. Stones joined Everton from Barnsley in a £3m deal in 2013 and is also able to play at right-back, though the Blues are also keeping an eye on his Toffees team-mate, Seamus Coleman. 6 Andrea Pirlo – Juventus and Italy stalwart contacted over shock move! – He may be 35, but one report in Italy has linked Chelsea and Liverpool with a move for Pirlo. On Monday, he said: Ending my Juventus story by pocketing the Champions League would be a dream come true. But I won’t stop playing, I’ll go on as long as I have the same great desire to keep training every day.”
The crew of the Bahrain-flagged oil products tanker Bramco 1 has been faced with a two-year ordeal having been abandoned amid a dispute between the shipowner in Bahrain and the COSCO shipyard in Guangzhou, China, with no end of their nightmare in sight, the ITF said.“The three Myanmar and two Bangladeshi sailors continue to endure intolerable conditions and are suffering the strain of their families’ impoverishment,” ITF said commenting on the inaction of the authorities and ship owner to resolve the issue.Based on the International Labour Organization (ILO) data, the ship was abandoned in March 2015 in Guandong shipyard, People’s Republic of China, with 12 members on board, 2 Bangladeshi and ten from Myanmar.The ship was undergoing conversion which was delayed amid certain complications at COSCO yard.The vessel has been at the shipyard since 2011 and since 2013 moored alongside a dry dock in the river which is only accessible by a ferry transporting workers to the dry dock.In 2015, the Government of Bahrain said the outstanding wages to the crew had been paid and that the crew who had completed their contract were also being repatriated. Nevertheless, the seafarers were still abandoned in December 2016.In January, the government added it stopped all of the ship owner’s other vessels from trading until he resolves the Bramco I crew issues. As disclosed, the owner claimed that he had transferred a huge amount of money to the agent but the agent stole the money.During a visit from a doctor to the ship in February 2017, it was found that “all seafarers were distressed by their situation, morale on board was very low and all of the contracts had expired.”“All men are largely confined in what is in effect the industrial environment of the dry dock which is adversely affecting their health. All are becoming increasingly unfit as time progresses both mentally and physically. Their condition may deteriorate particularly with the hot weather coming and the lack of air-conditioning. The diet also requires improvement. Based on this report all efforts should be made by both the flag and port state in assisting the crew urgently,” a report from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) read.The ship was arrested by ITF in May 2017, however, it is unknown how long the legal process could take.“As of 5 July 2017, the master and seven crew members have now been repatriated, arranged by the local agent. With the exception of the Master, they have gone home without any wages,” ILO told World Maritime News in a statement.“There have also been several emails from the ship owner claiming that they are doing their best to resolve this issue.”ITF said that Jason Lam, ITF inspector in Hong Kong, visited the vessel on 11 July. He reported that living conditions on board were bad, with no air conditioning when the outside temperature was 33ºC, forcing the sailors to use fans to keep cool. He added that one of the Myanmar sailors had high blood pressure, another severe toothache and the Bangladeshi fitter looked very weak from a foot affected by diabetes. “Our inspectors have been doing all they can to ease the plight of the crew, but we’re simply bandaging an ongoing sore that has festered for far too long,” ITF maritime coordinator Jacqueline Smith said.“We demand that the ship owner, flag, and port states step up to the mark and facilitate a solution to what amounts to the ongoing torture of innocent seafarers.”The MR1 tanker, formerly known as Palmerston, was built in 1990, and is owned by Bahrain’s Bramco, according to VesselsValue data.World Maritime News Staff
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Education Minister tours schools this week Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Sept 2015 – The Minister of Sports, Hon Akierra Missick at the House of Assembly meeting congratulated two outstanding athletes who represented the TCI abroad in track and field.Ifeanyi Otuonye, broke his own TCI national record again in long jump and set a new record in the indoor triple jump breaking his last record. Otuonye was recently honored by the US Track and Field Cross-Country Coaches Association as the ‘Midwest Field Male Athlete of the Year. The Minister encouraged him to go for gold. Akia Guerrier was also hailed as an outstanding athlete and competed on behalf of TCI in Samoa where Akia smashed an over 20-year national record in the 200-meters with a time of 25.14 seconds; this record was held since 1993 by Rosalie Hall. Related Items:akia guerrier, akierra missick, Ifeanyi Otuonye, national record, Samoa, shattered
Tags: Agent Incentives, Intrepid Group, Travel Agent Appreciation Day Share TORONTO — Intrepid Group is celebrating Travel Agent Day with an extra ‘Agent Appreciation’ spot on its Nepal fam this November.Intrepid is also extending its largest purpose-driven agent incentive in the Americas until May 31.Shayna Zand, head of business development in the Americas for Intrepid, says turning Travel Agent Day into a month-long celebration – and extending the incentive, and adding an additional spot on the Nepal fam – reiterates the important part travel agents have played in Intrepid’s growth.“The intent of the Purpose-Driven Agent incentive is to celebrate travel agents who are making a difference by selling our style of travel – which benefits travellers and the places they visit – to their clients,” said Zand. “What better way to show our sincere appreciation for travel agents then to give away an ‘Agent Appreciation’ spot on our Nepal trip for simply being a partner who shares our vision of ‘Changing the Way People See the World’?”More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJTo conclude the now four-month incentive campaign, the top 10 agents who have accumulated the most Purpose Points by May 31, and one additional registered agent in a randomly selected draw, will win a free trip to T led by Zand and Intrepid Group’s Co-Founder Geoff Manchester.Agents can earn points by booking clients on one of Intrepid Group’s 2,700 sustainable tours through its brands Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures and Urban Adventures.Intrepid’s 10-day Experience Nepal fam, departing Nov. 3, will take agents on a variety of experiences including hiking Nepal’s stunning landscapes and participating in a cooking class with Seven Women, a social enterprise that has changed the lives of more than 1,000 disadvantaged females in Nepal, supported by Intrepid Group’s not-for-profit, The Intrepid Foundation.Intrepid is the largest trekking operator in Nepal and the company recently received a World Responsible Tourism Award for its year-long Namaste Nepal campaign, a project that raised more than AUD$750,000 for the country.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise Collection“As industry continues to be a huge part of Intrepid’s global success, today and every day we want to show our appreciation for travel agents and the work they do to provide clients with a life-changing travel experience,” said Zand.For more information on the terms and conditions of the incentive, agents can visit: http://incentive.intrepidgroup.travel/Purpose.