Miura added that the Brazilian Navy has assumed responsibility for the aircraft carrier São Paulo but is not sure of its destination, which may be sold again and fears that it will end up at a shipyard in India. Posted: about 1 year ago In June 2018, the Sao Paulo / Foch Institute, a not-for-profit association, was created with the aim of preventing the destruction of the warship and transforming it into a naval museum using investors and exempting the government and the Brazilian Navy from spending. “We are trying to interrupt this sale not only because of our interest in preserving the aircraft carrier but to avoid an environmental problem that may presuppose non-compliance with the Basel Convention, in case its final destination is directed to South Asia,” Miura concluded. “The ship has been returned to the Brazilian Navy. Now, our Institute has a lot of work to do,” Emerson Miura, President of the Sao Paulo / Foch Institute, said. View post tag: BNS Sao Paulo Commissioned back in 1963 by the French Navy as Foch, the aircraft carrier was acquired by the Brazilian Navy in 2000 and became its new flagship. After numerous serviceability issues, it was officially disabled in January 2017. Turning the warship into maritime museum as an eco-friendly alternative Related Article Share this article View post tag: the São Paulo / Foch Institute The auction, which was supposed to decide the future of the ship containing large quantities of hazardous substances, originally started in December last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and finally suspended. The cause of the most recent suspension was not disclosed. The Brazilian Navy is assuming control of the decommissioned Clemenceau-class aircraft carrier Sao Paulo (A12) after the auction led by local authorities was suspended again. Following France’s response, Brazil reviewed the applications once again, and initially found that only one EU-listed yard had already provided all the necessary documentation to participate in the bidding. At least one more EU-listed yard reportedly managed in the following weeks to submit the missing paperwork. Given that France was the original owner of the ship, the contractual clause in the sale of the Foch gives France the last say on where the aircraft carrier can be dismantled. Therefore, ship recycling yards allowed to participate in the bidding had to be approved by the French authorities. Institute in Brazil wants to prevent warship’s destruction View post tag: Dismantling As Naval Today previously reported, the institute offers an environmentally safe alternative which is expected to benefit everyone. It seemed that everything was ready to proceed to the next step when the auction was unexpectedly suspended. “Should the auction process resume, we expect Brazil and France to maintain their initial decision and send the vessel to an EU-approved facility — anything else would be a scandal given the notorious poor conditions under which toxic waste is managed on the beaches of South Asia,” Mulinaris added. Vessels Categories: “It is still unclear why Brazil decided to halt the process. We are investigating the matter,” Nicola Mulinaris, Communication and Policy Officer at NGO Shipbreaking Platform, told Naval Today. The institute used the USS Intepid as a model, one of the several ship museums in the United States. The São Paulo / Foch Institute hopes that the destination of the São Paulo aircraft carrier will not be the same as that of its predecessor, the Minas Gerais aircraft carrier (Formerly HMS Vengeance – Colossus class) which was dismantled in 2001 in Alang – India. During the summer, France sent an official response to Brazil, indicating that only yards included in the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities were qualified to receive and scrap the vessel, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform. Photo: Photo: the São Paulo / Foch Institute Miura explained that it is the first time that an institute proposes the design of a warship for a purpose other than cutting. The São Paulo / Foch Institute says “it understands the concern of the navy authorities about the ship’s responsibility”. Estimates have shown that there are approximately 900 tons of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials, hundreds of tons of PCB-containing materials and large quantities of heavy metals on board the warship. For this reason, NGOs urged Brazilian and French authorities in the past not to sell the ship to dirty and dangerous shipbreaking yards in South Asia. Posted: about 1 year ago
Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 It pays to be a little bit naughty! The Broadway production of Matilda, capitalized at $16 million, has recouped its investment. The tuner opened officially at the Shubert Theatre on April 11, 2013 and received four Tony awards (in addition to honorary awards for its four original young stars). The cast of Matilda currently features Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck and Fina Strazza, who share the role of the titular bookworm, as well as Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, Alison Luff as Miss Honey, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Matt Harrington as Mr. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The Royal Shakespeare Company production, directed by Matthew Warchus, premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010 before transferring to the West End and winning seven Olivier Awards. Related Shows View Comments Matilda
At the same time, the MSCI World index fell by 1.6% amid geopolitical concerns over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the US-China trade dispute.FTSE 350 DB scheme assets and liabilitiesChart MakerCharles Cowling, actuary at Mercer, said the decision by UK prime minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament from next week made a no-deal Brexit look “increasingly likely”.“Facing a potential sterling crisis and a spike in inflation, trustees and sponsors would be wise to prepare for political volatility and very difficult financial markets,” Cowling said.“Combined with downward pressure on interest rates, as president Trump increases pressure on the Federal Reserve to cut rates far more aggressively, the months ahead could see serious implications on scheme finances and risk. “Trustees will also be looking nervously at to see how employer covenants are affected by a no-deal Brexit. Against a very uncertain backdrop, trustees will have real challenges in making effective decisions. It’s important that they examine the risks they are taking and work through various scenarios to establish whether their schemes face material dangers.“In particular, trustees should look at the investment risks they are running. Many schemes should consider putting in place pragmatic mitigating measures and investment de-risking at the earliest opportunity.” UK DB pension schemes – funding level (%)Chart MakerDutch pension funds were also affected by market volatility in August, making cuts to benefits more likely from next year. The aggregate funding shortfall across the UK’s biggest listed companies’ pension schemes rose by a third during August’s volatile markets, according to Mercer.Data from the investment consultancy showed FTSE 350 companies’ defined benefit (DB) schemes had a combined deficit of £67bn (€73.4bn) at the end of August. This marked an increase of £16bn since the end of July – the biggest month-on-month increase this year.The shortfall was the largest recorded for nearly two years, according to Maria Johannessen, partner and corporate consulting leader at Mercer. She added that under-hedged schemes “took the lion’s share of the deficit hit” as currency market volatility hit the value of sterling.The combined funding ratio declined less dramatically, from 94% to 93%, as assets rose to £847bn and liabilities reached £914bn. During the month corporate bond yields fell by 0.3%, pushing up the value of fixed income assets but also driving up liabilities.
New Delhi: West Indies batting great Brian Lara on Thursday likened Virat Kohli to a run machine, avowing that the India skipper is way ahead of rest of the world when it comes to batting across formats. Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar remains Lara’s all-time favourite but in today’s era, he said it is Kohli, who is the best.”He (Virat Kohli) is a (run) machine. But sorry to say Sachin Tendulkar is my (choice),” he said after being conferred the Doctorate in Science (Honours Causa) by the D Y Patil University in Nerul here.”But getting back to your question, no doubt there is a huge gap between Virat Kohli and the rest of the world in all forms of the game. Rohit Sharma might have got four centuries in this World Cup, (Jonny) Bairstow or whatever, if you want somebody to bat in T20, T10, 100 balls (cricket) or Test cricket, it is going to be Virat Kohli today,? added Lara, who still holds the record for highest score in Tests.Lara, who scored 22358 (11953 in ODIs) in international cricket, said if today Indian batsmen are doing well in away series, it is because of Tendulkar, who instilled such confidence in them.”The (impression) Sachin left on the game is just unbelievable, because he sort of bridged that period, where you felt that when Indian batsman leaves Indian soil, Indian pitches, they are not that good. But Sachin Tendulkar was good on every surface and all of the Indian batsman are good on every single surface today, I think simply because they took a page out of his (Sachin’s) book,” added Lara.Meanwhile, Lara was pained to witness the plight of the Caribbean cricket. The West Indies have already been knocked out of the World Cup semifinal race”We have been turned to a corner. Every country, every sports team goes through a little bit of cycle, but we seem to be in the same position for quite some-time, which is unfortunate.”During the over-hour programme, Lara spoke at length about his early days, contribution of his father, his college days and facing the spin duo of Sri Lankan great Muttiah Murlidharan and Shane Warne and his relationship with Tendulkar. D Y Patil Univesity Chancellor Dr. Vijay Patil was present on the occasion. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Bosnian tennis player Mirza Bašić advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger tournament in Turkish city of Batman.In the second round of the 42 500 EUR worth tournament, Bašić won against the sixth holder, Belgian Niels Desein (160th player on the ATP list) with 7: 6 (4), 6:4.In the match for the performance in the semifinals, Bašić (203 ATP) will play against second holder Dudi Sela from Israel (112 ATP) on Thursday.(Source: klix.ba)