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NSDP: NIMASA kick-starts first phase of fully-sponsored on-board sea-time training for 239 cadets in Egypt, UK

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, has commenced the first phase of fully-sponsored on-board sea-time training for 239 cadets in Egypt and United Kingdom, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Director-General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, disclosed this during a flag-off ceremony held in Lagos for 150 Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) Cadets who are bound for Arab Academy ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Usman reiterates support for export of non-oil products as Nigeria kick-starts yam export to UK

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has reiterated her commitment to the export of non-oil products through the nation’s ports, as Nigeria commenced exportation of yam produce to the United Kingdom through Lily Pond Container Terminal Apapa, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. She made this pledge at the official flag off ...

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UK lowers threat level as Manchester bomber photos released

MANCHESTER: Britain on Saturday lowered the terror threat level which was hiked after this week’s carnage in Manchester as police released CCTV footage of bomber Salman Abedi on the night of the attack. The move to scale back the threat level from critical to severe was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May who said there were now 11 suspects in ...

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UK raises terror threat level to highest

Britain has raised its terror threat level to the highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. The change in terror threat comes after investigators were unable to rule out whether the Manchester suicide bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, the prime minister was quoted as saying by a BBC report. Military ...

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UK accounting watchdog fines PwC record 5 million pounds

LONDON: Britain’s accounting watchdog has fined PwC a record five million pounds (US$6.5 million) over the way it checked the books of collapsed social housing maintenance company Connaught. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) also fined Stephen Harrison, a retired PwC audit partner, 150,000 pounds for misconduct in relation to the 2009 audit of listed Connaught, which went into administration in ...

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British Ports Association Responds To PM’s Brexit Speech

Responding to the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech this week, the British Ports Association’ Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne said: “The Brexit vote and Theresa May’s speech yesterday prompts a wider debate as to what the UK’s future trade and customs policy will be. We look forward to holding discussions with the government to understand its post Brexit vision and how customs ...

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EFG Hermes to buy UK solar power portfolio for $581m

EFG Hermes, a leading investment bank in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, said its renewable energy platform Vortex has entered into a definitive agreement with TerraForm Power to acquire a major solar energy portfolio in UK for £470 million ($581 million). The portfolio, which includes 24 operational assets, has a combined 365 megawatts (MW) of power and ...

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BPA Chairman calls for post-Brexit ‘port zoning’ strategy

  The British Ports Association (BPA) today called on Ministers to introduce ‘port zoning’ in and around UK harbour areas to support jobs and trade post-Brexit. BPA Chairman Rodney Lunn wrote to the Transport and Environment Ministers outlining the new concept that would see both marine and land areas within ports being classified as special areas for growth. These zones ...

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Fourth Astute Class Submarine Named

  Audacious, the fourth attack submarine in the Astute class, was officially named on Friday during a ceremony at BAE Systems’ submarine site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK. Audacious has been preceded by HMS Astute, Ambush and Artful, and the ceremony comes almost a year to the day since Artful was officially handed over. Rear Admiral Mike Wareham, Director Submarines Acquisition ...

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Could fruit and veg boost happiness?

The reasons experts usually give for eating more fruit and vegetables tend to be about long-term health benefits, but piling on the produce may also improve wellbeing in the shorter term, researchers say. Based on national surveys in Australia, the study team linked increases in fruit and vegetable servings per day to rising happiness over two years. With the addition ...

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V.Group Buys Bibby Ship Management

V.Group, the largest provider of ship management services, has bought Bibby Ship Management, a subsidiary of Bibby Line Group. Bibby Ship Management’s 300-plus employees provide crew management, technical support services, marine travel, marine surveying, training and recruitment to all segments, with a strong presence in offshore. The firm maintains offices in the UK, Isle of Man, Sweden, Ukraine, India, the ...

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UK, Norway pledge extra $2.9bn for Syrians

Britain and Norway pledged on Thursday to spend an additional $2.9 billion in aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the UN hopes will raise more than $7 billion for this year alone. With Syria’s five-year-old civil war raging and UN-mediated peace talks in Geneva halted after just a few days amid acrimony ...

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