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Odds & Ends: Galavant Stage Adaptation in Development & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Galavant Canceled; Next Stop Broadway?Galavant, the fairytale musical comedy from the minds of Tony winner Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Dan Fogelman, has been canceled by ABC after its second season. But before you start sobbing, know this: Menken revealed on Twitter that a stage adaptation is in the works. One door closes, another opens!Rachel Dratch & More Sign On for RabbitSNL’s Rachel Dratch and more have been tapped for off-Broadway’s starry White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Dratch is scheduled to appear on June 20, with House of Cards’ Reg E. Cathey on June 27 and Sister Act’s Kathy Najimy on July 11. The New York premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s solo show, which involves a different actor every performance seeing the script for the first time just before they go on stage, is playing Monday nights at the Westside Theatre.CBS Taps Christine Baranski & Christopher JacksonTwo-time Tony winner Christine Baranski (Rumors, The Real Thing) is in talks to lead a spinoff of The Good Wife, following her Diana Lockhart character. According to Variety, the show would air on CBS All Access and also star former Broadway.com fresh face Cush Jumbo (The River), who made an appearance on The Good Wife’s final season. Also good news for Tony nominees Christopher Jackson (Hamilton) and Geneva Carr (Hand to God); The Hollywood Reporter writes that CBS has picked up their series Bull, which follows Dr. Phil’s early career.Amber Riley’s Dreamgirls Alternates SetDreamgirls news! Singer/songwriters Ruth Brown (The Voice) and Karen Mav (The X Factor) have been cast to support star Amber Riley playing the role of Effie White for one performance per week between them in the upcoming London production. Riley is set to appear in seven shows a week, taking Wednesday nights off. The musical is scheduled to begin previews on November 19 and officially open on December 14 at the West End’s Savoy Theatre. Further casting will be announced soon. And, just because it’s Friday, here’s Riley belting “I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” on Glee. The West End’s gonna love her! P.S. Congratulations to veteran actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney, who will each receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Annual Obie Awards on May 23. Joshua Sasse in ‘Galavant'(Photo: ABC)center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Vermont unemployment rate declines one-tenth to 5.8 percent

first_imgESTIMATED NONFARM EMPLOYMENT IN VERMONT(Not Seasonally Adjusted) Current Employment Statistics Program (CES). Produced by the Vermont Department of Labor in cooperation with the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. TotalNumberNumberSept-11Aug-11Sept-10AreaLabor ForceEmployedUnemployedRate (%)Rate (%)Rate (%) Program Update: Starting with the March 2011 numbers, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) estimates transitioned from the VT Department of Labor to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS implemented several methodological changes to standardize the estimation approach across states. While these changes will reduce the potential for statistical bias in state and metropolitan area estimates, they may increase the month to month variability of the estimates.  More information is available on the BLS website at http://www.bls.gov/sae/cesprocs.htm(link is external). PrelimRevisedRevisedChanges From:% Changes From:INDUSTRY BY NAICSSep-11Aug-11Sep-10Aug-11Sep-10Aug-11Sep-10        Changes From Barre-Montpelier30,80029,2501,5505.05.35.4Bennington12,60011,7508006.66.96.3Bradford4,7504,4503006.16.26.2Brattleboro25,05023,6001,4505.85.55.5Burlington-South Burlington119,650114,6505,0504.24.64.7Hartford19,55018,7508004.03.63.8Manchester12,20011,4507005.86.06.3Middlebury18,65017,7509004.95.35.3Morristown-Stowe20,50019,3501,1005.55.65.9Newport13,70012,6501,0507.77.87.4Randolph8,7008,1505506.36.06.1Rutland28,05026,2001,8506.76.46.8Springfield11,45010,6508007.17.07.3St. Johnsbury14,60013,7508505.76.15.8Swanton-Enosburg14,95014,1008505.66.16.3Warren-Waitsfield4,2004,0002004.34.14.5Woodstock3,6003,4002005.94.74.6Vermont Total365,200346,05019,1505.25.45.5   Private Industries249.8250.0242.9-0.26.9-0.12.8    Construction13.113.313.3-0.2-0.2-1.5-1.5    Manufacturing31.832.330.8-0.51.0-1.53.2      Durable Goods23.023.521.7-0.51.3-2.16.0      Non-Durable Goods8.88.89.10.0-0.30.0-3.3 Trade, Transportation & Utilities56.656.956.2-0.30.4-0.50.7   Wholesale Trade9.89.79.70.10.11.01.0   Retail Trade 38.138.338.0-0.20.1-0.50.3   Trans., Warehousing & Utilities8.78.98.5-0.20.2-2.22.4 Financial Activities12.312.312.10.00.20.01.7    Professional & Business Services25.424.923.30.52.12.09.0      Professional., Scientific & Technical15.715.513.60.22.11.315.4      Administrative Support & Waste9.49.18.80.30.63.36.8 Education & Health Services60.560.559.10.01.40.02.4   Private Ed. Services12.612.812.5-0.20.1-1.60.8   Health Care & Social Assistance47.947.746.60.21.30.42.8    Leisure & Hospitality 34.334.032.00.32.30.97.2      Arts, Entertainment & Recreation3.83.63.70.20.15.62.7      Accommodation & Food Services30.530.428.30.12.20.37.8 Other Services9.99.910.00.0-0.10.0-1.0  Total Government53.552.654.20.9-0.71.7-1.3     State Government17.917.317.40.60.53.52.9     Local Government28.728.130.00.6-1.32.1-4.3Burlington-S. Burlington MSA Sep-11 Aug-11 Sep-10 Aug-11 Sep-10 Aug-11 Sep-10 Total – Nonfarm303.3302.6297.10.76.20.22.1 The Vermont Department of Labor announced today the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for September 2011 was 5.8 percent, a decrease of one-tenth of a percent from the August rate. Compared to a year ago, the rate is lower by one-tenth of a percentage point. The Vermont unemployment rate continues to be well below the national rate. In September 2011, the seasonally-adjusted national unemployment rate was 9.1 percent. The United States has held steady at this rate for the last three months. ‘This monthly data was the first glimpse into the economic picture post-Irene. While the destruction caused by the storm was extensive and wide spread, it did create economic opportunities. The recovery effort generated job openings and enticed discouraged workers to return to the labor force. During the recovery, the Vermont Department of Labor’s Career Resource Centers’ services have effectively assisted employers by matching them with potential employees. Employers are encouraged to continue to leverage these services and list employment opportunities with the Department of Labor. Overall, weare excited to see tremendous cooperation between public and private entities working on Vermont’s recovery,’ said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan.State of Vermont OverviewThe Vermont seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percent in Septemberto 5.8 percent. The comparable rateover the same time period for the United States was unchanged; remaining stable at 9.1 percent.The seasonally-adjusted Vermont data show the total Vermont labor force grew by 2,300. Total employmentincreased by 2,100 while total unemployment was unchanged over the month. Theover the month changesto the total labor force and total employment were statistically significant.September unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 4.0 percent in Hartford to 7.7 percent in Newport (note: local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted). For comparison, theSeptember unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 5.2 percent which reflects a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from the August level and a decline of three-tenths of a percent from a year ago.Analysis of Job Changes by IndustryThe preliminary ‘not seasonally adjusted’ jobs numbers for September show anincrease of 7,600 jobs when compared to the revised August numbers. This reported over the month change does not include the 100 job increase between the preliminary and the revised August estimates due to the inclusion of more data. As detailed in the preliminary ‘not seasonally adjusted’September data, Total Private displays a decrease of 2,950 jobs and Government reports an increase of 10,550 jobs. The positive increase to Government was driven by typical seasonal fluctuations in the public education system as reflected in the over the month changes in both State Government Education and Local Government Education, +2,400 and +9,150 jobs, respectively.In the private sector, Educational and Health Services (+1,200 jobs) reported the largest nominal increase while Leisure and Hospitality (-2,800 jobs) reported the largest nominal decrease.The seasonally adjusted data for Septemberreports an increase of 700 jobs from the revised August data.  As with the ‘not seasonally adjusted’ data, this over the month change is from the revised August numbers which experienced a downward revision from the preliminary estimates by300 jobs.  A review of the seasonally adjusted Septembernumbers reflects that the large nominal over the month changes reported in the non-seasonally adjusted data were seasonal in nature and typical.  The seasonally adjusted data had few over the month changes of significant magnitude.  Vermont’s Private Industries reported a decrease of 200 jobs while Total Government reported a 900 job increase.  The private industries of note were Manufacturing (-500 jobs) and Professional & Business Services (+500 jobs).  VERMONT LABOR FORCE AND UNEMPLOYMENTLABOR MARKET AREAS BY RESIDENCE (Not Seasonally Adjusted)September 2011 Estimatescenter_img Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted) Total Labor Force362,100359,800360,1002,3002,000   Employment340,900338,800338,8002,1002,100   Unemployment21,10021,10021,3000-200   Rate (%)5.85.95.9-0.1-0.1Vermont’s labor force, employment and unemployment statistics are produced from a combination of a Statewide survey of households and statistical modeling.  The data are produced by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program (LAUS) a cooperative program with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Vermont Department of Labor.Vermont Seasonally Adjusted Nonfarm Employment in ThousandsBY NAICSPrelim.RevisedRevisedChange From:% Change From: Note: CES PROGRAM DATA ARE PRDUCED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICSESTIMATES ARE PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO REVISION.  SEE ANNUAL SUMMARY FOR DETAILS Notes: Statewide Total Nonfarm is a summed total and Wholesale Trade has been added as a seasonally adjusted series in 2011.           Mining & Logging and Information are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is                  small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision. Note: Unemployment rate is calculated as the number of unemployed divided by total labor force and expressed as a percent.Source: Vermont Department of Labor LAUS program in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics TOTAL NONFARM305,450297,850298,9507,6006,5002.6%2.2% TOTAL PRIVATE251,600254,550244,650-2,9506,950-1.2%2.8% GOODS PRODUCING47,45048,60046,750-1,150700-2.4%1.5%   MANUFACTURING31,95032,45031,150-500800-1.5%2.6%     Durable Goods23,10023,50021,950-4001,150-1.7%5.2%       Computer & Electrical Equipment Mfg.8,0508,1508,200-100-150-1.2%-1.8%       Fabricated Metal Products Mfg.2,4002,4002,400000.0%0.0%     Non-Durable Goods8,8508,9509,200-100-350-1.1%-3.8%       Food Mfg.4,3504,3504,20001500.0%3.6%   CONSTRUCTION14,75015,35014,800-600-50-3.9%-0.3%   MINING & LOGGING750800800-50-50-6.3%-6.3%  SERVICE-PROVIDING258,000249,250252,2008,7505,8003.5%2.3%    TRADE, TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES56,75057,05055,950-300800-0.5%1.4%      Wholesale Trade9,8509,7509,6501002001.0%2.1%      Retail Trade38,05038,65037,700-600350-1.6%0.9%        Food & Beverage Stores9,6009,8509,700-250-100-2.5%-1.0%        General Merchandise Store2,9502,9502,9000500.0%1.7%      Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities8,8508,6508,6002002502.3%2.9%         Utilities1,8001,8501,800-500-2.7%0.0%         Transportation & Warehousing7,0506,8006,8002502503.7%3.7%    INFORMATION5,1005,1505,250-50-150-1.0%-2.9%    FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES12,30012,40012,100-100200-0.8%1.7%      Finance & Insurance9,3009,3509,100-50200-0.5%2.2%      Real Estate, Rental & Leasing3,0003,0503,000-500-1.6%0.0%    PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES25,90025,75023,6501502,2500.6%9.5%      Professional, Scientific and Technical15,60015,65013,500-502,100-0.3%15.6%      Administrative, Support and Waste9,9509,7009,2502507002.6%7.6%    EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES60,80059,60059,3501,2001,4502.0%2.4%      Educational Services12,90011,75012,8501,150509.8%0.4%        College, Universities and Professional7,8006,6007,4001,20040018.2%5.4%      Health Care and Social Assistance47,90047,85046,500501,4000.1%3.0%        Ambulatory Health Care Services16,30016,20015,4001009000.6%5.8%        Hospitals12,75012,75012,60001500.0%1.2%        Nursing and Residential Care Facilities7,2007,3007,100-100100-1.4%1.4%    LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY33,25036,05031,650-2,8001,600-7.8%5.1%      Arts, Entertainment and Recreation4,0504,3504,100-300-50-6.9%-1.2%      Accommodation and Food Services29,20031,70027,550-2,5001,650-7.9%6.0%         Accommodations9,10010,5009,050-1,40050-13.3%0.6%            Hotels & Motels7,6008,4008,000-800-400-9.5%-5.0%         Food Services and Drinking Places20,10021,20018,500-1,1001,600-5.2%8.6%    OTHER SERVICES10,0509,9509,9501001001.0%1.0%    GOVERNMENT53,85043,30054,30010,550-45024.4%-0.8%       Federal Government6,5506,6006,400-50150-0.8%2.3%       State Government Education9,3006,9008,6002,40070034.8%8.1%       Local Government Education21,50012,35023,1009,150-1,60074.1%-6.9%       Other State Government8,9509,3009,150-350-200-3.8%-2.2%       Other Local Government7,5508,1507,050-600500-7.4%7.1%  Total – Nonfarm115.1114.7111.80.43.30.33.0 September2011August2011September2010August2011September2010last_img read more

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Nevada utility announces another round of massive solar-plus-storage projects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:NV Energy one-upped its huge 2018 solar and storage procurement on Tuesday, announcing three new solar projects totaling 1,200 megawatts paired with 590 megawatts of battery storage.Colin Smith, a senior solar analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, called the procurement “hulkingly big.” When built, one of the projects — at 690 megawatts — will be the largest solar plant in the U.S., according to tracking from WoodMacThe three solar-plus-storage projects, developed by 8minute Solar Energy, EDF Renewables and Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and Arevia Power, should be complete by 2023. Two will be built on the Moapa Band of Paiutes Indian River Reservation, in partnership with the tribe.Aside from their massive size, the contracts also come as a vote of confidence in utility-scale solar-plus-storage, according to analysts. Developer 8minute said its project could run 65 percent of the time during peak summer hours, as opposed to the 29.9 percent availability of the average solar plant in Nevada. “That’s really a paradigm shift from the utility had to take my power whenever the sun was shining to the utility telling us what their customer’s needs are and we design and engineer a power plant to fit those criteria,” said Tom Buttgenbach, president and CEO at 8minute. “The days of renewable equals intermittent and a headache for utilities to integrate into their systems is now reversed to where this delivers exactly what the utility wants.”WoodMac’s Smith said the back-to-back, big-time procurements show that utilities can make the quick transition towards renewable resources that’s under discussion in states and at the federal level through policies like the Green New Deal. “When we go back to the question of, can we make the transition fast enough to help climate change, it’s easy to point to someone like NV Energy, which is a pretty large utility in a pretty large state,” said Smith. “They’re moving towards renewables at a pretty rapid pace.”More: NV Energy announces ‘hulkingly big’ solar-plus-storage procurement Nevada utility announces another round of massive solar-plus-storage projectslast_img read more

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New urban art installation in Varaždin – an interactive bench that lights up and plays

first_imgThe city of Varaždin on Franjevački trg received a new artistic urban installation – an interactive bench. The idea of ​​the bench is to symbolize the musical heritage of Varaždin, one of the most important elements of the city’s identity, which is proud of its long, rich and vibrant musical tradition and scene.The bench is designed so that it has five surfaces that produce sound and emit light under load. The sound samples, created by Varaždin music artist Emil Herceg, are ambient, as is the light produced, and the interactivity and modularity of the design allows the tonal setting to change depending on the time of day, season or other authors.This is an intervention in space realized through the project “Art on the street – urban furniture in the function of tourism” which the Tourist Board of the City of Varaždin has been continuously implementing since 2012. The aim of the project is to enrich the public space of Varaždin with permanent artistic creations that strengthen the city’s identity, enrich its cultural and tourist image and strengthen the comfort of living and living in Varaždin.So far, as part of this project, a number of art installations have been set up in the historic city center, such as the city’s “roommates” (turtles, mermaids, iron man…), the installation View and Birds, benches Obluci, the Royal Chair, Krinolina ljubavi, the installation Varaždinsko zelje and Varaždinski clip, etc.The project of setting up specially designed and designed benches was created as a result of creative cooperation of TZGV with mentors and students of the Design Studio of the Zagreb Faculty of Architecture and young Croatian product designers.The interactive music bench, which is set up on Franjevački trg in front of the former Varteks department store, is the result of cooperation with Zagreb’s Studio Clinica, which specializes in product design and the design of interpretation setups for various institutions. Based on their idea, the bench was made and equipped by the Varaždin team.last_img read more

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SoftBank Group selling Arm to NVIDIA for up to $40 billion

first_imgJapan’s SoftBank Group said Monday it is selling British chip designer Arm to United States chip company NVIDIA for up to US$40 billion, potentially creating a new giant in the industry.”We reached a final agreement with… NVIDIA to sell all shares in Arm… at the value of up to 40 billion dollars (about 4.2 trillion yen),” SoftBank said in a Japanese statement.The deal is subject to approval by authorities in several jurisdictions, including Britain, China, the United States and European Union, the statement added. If approved, it will be one of the biggest merger-acquisitions in the world this year and promises to propel NVIDIA to the forefront of the semiconductor sector.Founded in 1990 in the United Kingdom, Arm specialises in microprocessors, and dominates the global smartphone market. But its chips are also found in countless sensors, smart devices and cloud services.NVIDIA, well known for graphics cards that are favoured in the video game industry, has seen sales skyrocket during the coronavirus crisis, with gaming a popular past-time in lockdown.Its products are also increasingly used for artificial intelligence and in data centres. SoftBank bought Arm in 2016 for $32 billion in a deal that left investors cold and saw the conglomerate’s stock plunge sharply.Analysts at the time said SoftBank had paid too much for the firm and the purchase revived concerns about the Japanese company’s balance sheet.NVIDIA said in a statement that under the deal it will pay SoftBank $21.5 billion in common stock and $12 billion in case, $2 billion of which will be payable at signing.SoftBank may receive up to another $5 billion in cash or stock, dependent on Arm’s performance.And NVIDIA will also issue $1.5 billion in equity to Arm employees, for a deal worth a total of up to $40 billion.SoftBank said it felt Arm would perform better in combination with NVIDIA and the sale would “contribute to an increase in our company’s value for shareholders”. It said the deal would give it a combined total of 6.7-8.1 percent in NVIDIA’s outstanding shares, but insisted that would not make the US firm a subsidiary or affiliate.Topics :last_img read more

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United eye moves for £25m Ajax star Hakim Ziyech

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United eye moves for £25m Ajax star Hakim Ziyech Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Apr 2019 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link919Shares Ziyech helped Ajax beat Juventus in the Champions League (Picture: Getty) Klopp reacts to Porto 1-4 LiverpoolTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:50FullscreenKlopp reacts to Porto 1-4 Liverpoolhttps://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-reacts-porto-1-4-liverpool-1907920/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Ziyech’s current contract does not expire until 2021 but the Mirror say he can leave for £25million, a tempting prospect for some of Europe’s elite clubs.Unai Emery is desperate to bolster his Arsenal squad in the summer after the Gunners’ quiet January transfer window, and Ziyech’s bargain price will appeal the club’s board.Liverpool will also strengthen Jurgen Klopp’s dressing room, even if he leads the club to the Premier League or Champions League title.Manchester United, meanwhile, are expected to enjoy a busy summer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side faltering after a bright start to the Norway legend’s reign.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd are all admirers of Ajax star Hakim Ziyech (Picture: Getty)Premier League rivals Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all expressed interest in signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, reports say.Morocco international Ziyech is enjoying a superb season for Ajax, scoring 19 goals to help the Dutch club impress both domestically and in Europe.With three league matches of the 2018-19 campaign remaining, Ajax currently sit top of the Eredivisie, three points ahead of title rivals PSV.Ajax’s young and exciting side also clinched a brilliant 3-2 aggregate win over Juventus during the week to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThey will meet Premier League club Tottenham in the last-four for a place in next month’s final.AdvertisementAdvertisementZiyech’s performances have caught the attention of a number of clubs across Europe and the Daily Mirror say multiple English clubs rate the 26-year-old highly.It is claimed Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been impressed by the midfielder this term and will continue to keep tabs on his situation ahead of the summer transfer window.Manchester City, who returned to the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Spurs on Saturday, are also reportedly keen, viewing Ziyech as a potential replacement for Ilkay Gundogan.last_img read more

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Maurizio Sarri dedicates Europa League win to Napoli fans after Chelsea beat Arsenal

first_imgMaurizio Sarri says Chelsea’s Europa League win is also for Napoli’s supporters (EPA)Maurizio Sarri has dedicated Chelsea’s Europa League final victory to Napoli fans following the 4-1 victory over Arsenal in Baku.Sarri has won the first major trophy of his career as his Chelsea side hammered Unai Emery’s men on Wednesday evening.After a goalless first half, Olivier Giroud opened the scoring with an excellent header, while Pedro doubled Chelsea’s lead before Eden Hazard added a third from the penalty spot.Alex Iwobi scored a fine long-range effort to hand Arsenal a lifeline but the Gunners’ hopes were extinguished as Hazard netted his second of the game just three minutes later to complete Chelsea’s 4-1 win.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut speaking after the final whistle, Sarri was keen to pay tribute to his former club after leaving them last summer to join Stamford Bridge.‘I am pleased that Napoli congratulated me, I had no doubts it would happen,’ Sarri told Sky Sport Italia. Comment Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in Baku to lift the trophy (Getty Images)‘The Neapolitans know how much love I have for them and that last year I went abroad to avoid going straight to another Italian club.‘They will always have my love and respect. The profession means at times we might have to take different paths, but that will never change my history or my respect for them. Sarri has won the first major trophy of his career (AP Photo)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I dedicate this firstly to the Napoli fans, because this is the satisfaction I was unable to give them last year.‘I also dedicate it to those lads in the Chelsea squad who couldn’t play tonight because of injuries.‘I think it’s only right for all of us to have a special thought for them.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 May 2019 11:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link85Sharescenter_img Advertisement Maurizio Sarri dedicates Europa League win to Napoli fans after Chelsea beat Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

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Trans Adriatic Pipeline Passes Halfway Mark

first_imgThe Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has achieved 50% completion mark, nearly 16 months after the start of the construction. This includes all engineering, procurement and construction scope, TAP informed.TAP’s contractors have cleared around 70% of the project route in Greece and Albania, approximately 539km out of 765km.Approximately 95% of the total 55,000 pipes to be used for the construction of the pipeline have been received in Greece, Albania and Italy. The last shipment of offshore line pipes has been offloaded in Brindisi, Italy, between September 3 and 6, 2017, the company noted.TAP managing director Luca Schieppati said: “We are pleased that TAP continues to progress on time and on budget. We therefore remain on track to deliver the first Shah Deniz II gas in 2020, bringing a much-needed new source of energy into the European energy network.“I want to underline that our project is built with the utmost care for the environment. Our teams are working very carefully along our route to ensure that the land on which construction has been completed is returned to the owners or users in its original condition or better. We are also collaborating with local authorities and local stakeholders to ensure that the benefits of our project are tangible across all those communities crossed by the pipeline.”last_img read more

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First Ship Lease Sinks into Red on Impairment Losses

first_imgLower depreciation expenses and vessel impairments during 2018 led Singapore-based shipowner First Ship Lease Trust to end the year in loss.The company managed to shrink the net loss on an annual basis,and in 2018 reported USD 18.9 million net loss, a cut of 74.3% compared to a net loss of USD 73.8 million seen a year earlier.In the fourth quarter of 2018, FSL’s net loss stood at USD 18.5 million, against a net loss of USD 33.8 million reported in the same period in 2017.Impairment charges for the quarter, and the full year, were at USD 20.6 million.FSL generated revenue of USD 18.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 and USD 67 million for the full year, a 6.8% and 17.7% decline compared to the same period a year ago, respectively.The company said the lower revenue for both the fourth quarter and full year was the result of a reduced fleet following the disposal of a chemical tanker in early 2018, and the disposal of two feeder containerships in late 2017 reducing the fleet size to 19.In addition to a reduced fleet, the company said the revenues were impacted by the ongoing market volatility and continued softening of rates across all shipping sectors, which has weighed on FSL’s earnings.“Having successfully completed a much needed refinancing in the summer of 2018, FSL’s balance sheet was strengthened and the viability of the business was protected. Profit before impairments during FY18 was USD 1.6 million,” Stathis Topouzoglou, Chairman of the Trust, said.First Ship Lease Trust owns a fleet of 19 vessels, comprising three containerships, twelve product tankers, two chemical tankers and two crude oil tankers.last_img read more

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