first_imgTHE European Surfing Championships are well under way in Bundoran – and those waves are superb!Watch some video highlights from the competition. DDTV: SPECTACULAR VIDEO FROM EUROSURF 2011 was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: SPECTACULAR VIDEO FROM EUROSURF 2011last_img read more

LAFC acquires Ramirez from Minnesota United

first_imgLos Angeles FC have traded for forward Christian Ramirez from Minnesota United, the Major League Soccer expansion side announced Monday.The Southern California native arrives at the first-year franchise for up to $1 million in allocation money.”Christian has shown a consistent ability to score goals,” LAFC head coach Bob Bradley said in a statement. “We’re excited to have him join the club.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Ramirez was a two time Golden Boot winner in the North American Soccer League before making the jump to MLS with Minnesota last season.He had no issues in his first season, scoring 14 goals in 30 games (27 starts) for the Loons, and earned himself a call up to the United States national team for its January camp.The 27-year-old Ramirez has bagged seven goals in 20 games this season, 17 of those starts, but had fallen out of favor after Minnesota added Angelo Rodriguez as a designated player in July.Despite a strong start to the season for LAFC, the central striker position has been somewhat of a question. Marco Urena has yet to score for the team this season, while Adama Diomande, who started off with nine goals in seven games, has not found the net in four contests.Diomande may have also picked up an injury in LAFC’s 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.Ramirez arrives for $250,000 general allocation money (GAM) the next two seasons, $100,00 in target allocation money (TAM) this season and another 200,000 in TAM next year. Minnesota can also receive another $200,000 based on Ramirez’s performance with LAFC.The league’s secondary transfer window closes on August 8.last_img read more

HPH Trusts Earnings Drop despite Rise in Volumes

first_imgzoom Although its combined container throughput increased in the third quarter of 2017, Singapore-listed container port business trust Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) saw a drop in its earnings for the period.The company’s profit for the three months ended September 30 was down by 16.4 percent and stood at HKD 678.5 million at the end of the period, compared to HKD 812 million reported in the third quarter of 2016. Revenue and other income for the quarter decreased by 1.3 percent to HKD 3.22 billion, from HKD 3.26 billion seen a year earlier.Combined container throughput of Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT), COSCO-HIT Terminals and Asia Container Terminals Limited (ACT) (collectively HPHT Kwai Tsing) increased by 12.8 percent as compared to the same quarter in 2016, primarily due to higher transshipment cargoes and additional throughput from a new customer. The container throughput of Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) increased by 13.8 percent as compared to the same quarter in 2016, mainly due to growth in the US, Europe, empty and transshipment cargoes.Average revenue per TEU for Hong Kong and China were below last year mainly attributed to greater volume of concessions offered to certain liners, as well as, certain revision on tariffs following the mergers and acquisitions of some liners.HPH Trust informed that its profit for the first nine months of 2017 was at HKD 1.61 billion, decreasing by 27.7 percent from HKD 2.23 billion seen in the same period a year earlier. The company’s revenue and other income was down by 2.9 percent to HKD 8.69 billion, against HKD 8.95 billion reported in the corresponding nine-month period of 2016.Combined container throughput of HPHT Kwai Tsing increased by 6.6 percent for the nine months ended September 30 as compared to the same period in 2016, while container throughput of YICT increased by 7.9 percent.In a separate announcement, Hutchison Port Holdings Management unveiled its plans to voluntarily wind up a number of dormant wholly-owned subsidiaries as part of the efforts of HPH Trust to rationalise its structure and that of its subsidiaries.The dormant subsidiaries include Classic Outlook Investments Limited, Keen Source Limited, Senior Win Limited, Southocean Resources Limited, and Tonsan Limited.The winding-up of these dormant wholly-owned subsidiaries is not expected to have a material effect on the earnings per unit and the net tangible asset value per unit of the group for the financial year ending December 31, 2017, the company informed.last_img read more