CMA CGM has confirmed that from the end of May it will redeploy its flagship fleet of 18,000 teu ships on the “most active and dynamic market to date: the transpacific”.It will source the ships from the sickly Asia-North Europe tradelane.Following recent successful trials at the Californian ports of Long Beach and Oakland by the 17,859 teu CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, it will be joined on the Pearl River Express service by five similar-size ships from its FAL 1 Asia-North Europe loop.It is assumed that the six 11,000 teu-type ships, currently operating on the PRE service, will switch to the FAL 1 loop. The decision is further evidence of how dire the Asia-North Europe route has become, with spot rates having plunged by around 70% since the beginning of the year. And, with anecdotal reports suggesting that some headhaul voyages have been sailing with load factors of just 60%, there seems nothing to prevent freight rates falling even further.Indeed, container spot rates between Asia and North Europe declined another 10% this week, according to today’s Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI), down to only $231 per teu – a tad higher than the lowest ever recorded by the SCFI.However, according to London-based container derivatives broker FIS, the container lines are at last becoming “reluctant to keep discounting rates, given how low they currently stand”.But, said FIS, the one exception is Maersk Line, reportedly “being a lot more aggressive” and publishing rates at under $200 per teu.Elsewhere, spot rates to Mediterranean destinations also suffered, losing $121 to $236 per teu.Unless there is a dramatic improvement in demand, carriers would appear to have very little chance of implementing the mid-March general rate increases for North Europe and the Mediterranean, which have already been deferred from the beginning of the month.Meanwhile, CMA CGM’s decision to deploy its biggest ships to the transpacific route – in line with its growth strategy and for the “optimisation of its fleet” – is unlikely to assist spot rates on that tradelane.These have also come under pressure recently, just as new annual contracts are being negotiated. According to the SCFI, spot rates to the USWC declined by 12% last week to $884 per 40ft, and also fell by 9% to the USEC to $1,804 per 40ft.None of CMA CGM’s peers have announced similar plans to deploy their biggest ships onto the transpacific, but if the French carrier gains market share, then the biggest carriers are certain to follow suit.This would put the US west coast ports under severe pressure, given that they and their infrastructure have still to fully recover from the introduction of 10,000 teu ships to the trade over the past two years.At ICHCA’s Bigger Ships: Greater Challenges conference in Barcelona this week, speakers questioned the benefits of mega-ships on major tradelanes and the resulting impact on smaller trades from cascading. © Vladimir Serebryanskiy By Mike Wackett 04/03/2016
Kurt RoseneKurt W. Rosene, formerly Senior Vice President of The Alter Group, has transitioned to his new role as head of NOVO Development, LLC, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. Although leaving as a full-time employee of The Alter Group, Rosene will continue to assist The Alter Group’s western region developments, including its signature Phoenix development, Riverwalk Arizona, a 176-acre mixed-use business park in Scottsdale. Michael J. Alter, president of The Alter Group, made the announcement.“We are excited for Kurt who spent 24 years with our company,” said Alter. “During this period, he established himself as one of the nation’s premier development experts with an extraordinary mix of transactional acumen and the ability to shepherd large, complex mixed-use developments across multiple business cycles.”“I have had an incredible experience with The Alter Group,” said Rosene. ”Although the timing is right to move on to my own company, I look forward to continuing to assist The Alter Group with many of their developments here in the Valley and I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship.”The Alter Group projects in Phoenix include Riverwalk Arizona, a 176-acre mixed-use development in Scottsdale; Corridors – Phoenix, an 80-acre business park in Phoenix; and the Arizona Health & Technology Park, a 50-acre medical office and biomedical research park in Mesa, Ariz.Riverwalk Arizona received national attention in publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal because of its distinction as one of the country’s largest developments on Native American land. Riverwalk Arizona, which will yield an estimated 1,500,000 SF of corporate office and retail space, and create up to 15,000 new jobs, is set on prime land owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, home to the Pima and Maricopa Indians, descendants of the ancient Hohokam Indians.
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Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Texans: The Texans traded for Johnson in the preseason, and that had the fantasy community all sorts of excited, but it looks like he has already been reduced to a change-of-pace role in which he doesn’t have a lot of fantasy value. He has 15 carries this year, which is five less than Carlos Hyde had in Week 2 alone and 15 less than Hyde has for the year. Johnson also only had one target and zero receptions against the Jags, which means he has just four receptions through two games. His average yards per carry is fantastic to this point, though, racking up 88 yards on 15 carries (5.9 YPC), so it’s a bit surprising to already see him losing playing time. He is still a decent FLEX play in PPR leagues, but those who drafted him with hopes of being an RB2 have to be concerned. He has minimal value in standard leagues at this point and probably won’t have much more any time soon.WEEK 3 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFantasy Football Stock WatchAlvin Kamara, RB, Saints: Kamara being in this section is in no way me saying you should try to trade him or that you shouldn’t start him, so don’t get any wrong ideas, but his first game with Teddy Bridgewater did not go well at all. Drew Brees left early and Kamara finished with 13 carries for 45 yards and hauled in one reception for 15 yards on three targets. Kamara averaged seven targets per game last year and had eight in Week 1, so seeing just three targets from Teddy B is not ideal. It’s not time to hit the panic button considering the game plan going into the game was obviously with Brees and an in-game injury can make things go haywire, but the next two weeks will be worth paying attention to with Kamara and his target share from Bridgewater. He is a good rusher, but he racks up a ton of fantasy points in the passing game, and we need to see Bridgewater get him more involved. If he struggles over the next two or three games, he will be someone that you want to try and buy at a discount. From a DFS standpoint, I don’t think he is someone you can trust in cash games this week after what we witnessed in Week 2. We are now two weeks into the NFL season and with two games we can really get a better idea of player’s values. Anyone can have one big week (or down week), but trends start to develop with multiple weeks of action. Injuries are also a big factor on a weekly basis in the NFL and they can vastly change the fantasy football value of certain players, so that is a huge thing to pay attention to. You always want to stay ahead of the game in fantasy, and making the right moves can make or break a season as you look to make trades and evaluate player stocks.Without further ado, let’s dive in to this week’s stock watch and trade value report. MORE: Dominate your league with Fantasy Alarm’s season-long toolsLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 3 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWFantasy Football Trade Candidates: Stock upDeebo Samuel, WR, 49ers: Samuel was someone I loved coming into the year (even stating that he would lead all 49er receivers in fantasy scoring this season), and he is trending way up through two weeks of action. He has started both games thus far and leads their receiving group in snaps played with 89. He didn’t have a breakout Week 1, but he did haul in all three of his targets for 17 yards and caught a two-point conversion. However, Week 2 was his breakout, as he hauled in five-of-seven targets for 87 yards and a touchdown. He currently leads 49ers WRs in targets, receptions, receiving yards, fantasy points, and is tied in touchdowns. He is the most talented receiver on this team, and Jimmy G is already showing great chemistry with him. Samuel is a talented kid with good hands who will consistently get open, so if you can get him for cheap now, do so.Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals: Murray has looked decent, completing 54-of-94 pass attempts (57 percent) for 657 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He is currently tied for sixth in pass competitions of at least 20 yards with 10, and he is eighth in average intended air yards with 9.1 (right behind Patrick Mahomes II), despite currently being 22nd in time to throw, as the Cardinals’ O-line is giving him just 2.64 seconds to throw, on average. He has a solid receiving corps, and the fact that he compiled 349 passing yards against a tough Ravens defense was a good sign. He should be in line for another good week this week, too, as he faces the Panthers, and they haven’t looked good at much of anything to this point. Fantasy owners can feel comfortable with Murray going forward, and he will likely finish in the top 10-14 range of fantasy QBs this year, so this is a good time to try to acquire him.MORE WEEK 3: Waiver wire pickups | FAAB planner | Snap countsDemarcus Robinson, WR, Chiefs: In the first game without the injured Tyreek Hill, Robinson went bananas, hauling in all six of his targets for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He finished as the highest scoring player in all of fantasy (in both standard and PPR) and showed off his speed and making a couple tough catches, including a contested grab on his second touchdown. I know Mecole Hardman was the hot grab for the Chiefs, but I actually liked Robinson this week. People failed to understand that Robinson isn’t a rookie, he already had chemistry with Mahomes and it was going to be much more likely that he would be Mahomes’ guy, especially in the early going (which is what matters, since Hill is only expected to be out of action for four-to-six weeks). Don’t expect too many more weeks like this, though. Keep in mind he is still just the third option, at best (behind Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins). Having Mahomes as his quarterback and being a part of the explosive Chiefs offense will certainly help his cause, but if you already own him, this might be a good time to see what you can get.Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins: I’ll admit: While I called the Robinson breakout and loved Samuel going into the year, I wasn’t sold on McLaurin after Week 1. My hesitation had nothing to do with him, though, and everything to do with the Redskins offense and Case Keenum’s QB play. I didn’t feel that they would be able to consistently get the rookie wideout the ball, but through two weeks he looks great. After hauling in five-of-seven targets in Week 1 for 125 yards and a touchdown, McLaurin hauled in five-of-nine targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. I love the volume, averaging eight targets per game through two weeks. That type of volume will get the job done for fantasy football purposes. The last wide receiver with at least 50 yards and a touchdown in each of his first two games was Calvin Johnson in 2007. Of course I am not saying that he is the next Megatron, but that’s impressive nonetheless. He is the Redskins’ best receiver, and they will be trailing in games frequently, making McLaurin someone that you can trust going forward. Buy now, as his price tag shouldn’t be prohibitively high.WEEK 3 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy Football Trade Candidates: Stock downPhillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos: There was a lot of talk about a timeshare in the Broncos’ backfield this year, and that had Lindsay’s ADP drop throughout draft season and his stock continues to fall now through two weeks. To this point he has 24 carries for 79 yards and has hauled in eight-of-13 targets for 53 yards. Freeman has 21 carries for 110 yards and has hauled in six-of-eight targets for 53 yards. The touches speak to a timeshare, and to make matters worse, Lindsay has been vastly outplayed by Freeman, which will likely lead to him losing even more touches to him. Lindsay’s fantasy owners should be very concerned, and at this point he isn’t someone you can really trust in your fantasy lineup. He is a FLEX play, at best, and this entire backfield looks like a headache at this point. Don’t get any ideas of dropping him, but you can’t expect weekly production from him at this point. See what you can get for him, as his name value might lead to a better-than-expected return.Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons: Freeman is off to a horrendous start, has looked like he has lost a step, and has been outplayed by Ito Smith. Freeman carried the ball eight times for just 19 yards in Week 1 and followed that up with 11 carries for 22 yards in Week 2. That equates to an average yards per carry of 2.2, which is an unsightly number. As for Smith, he has carried the rock a total of 10 times through two weeks but has totaled far more yards than Freeman, as he has 63 rushing yards to this point. Freeman is still the guy, but the Falcons aren’t going to keep feeding him if he is only getting two yards per carry while the backup is pounding out over six yards per carry. Could it be some rust? Sure, he missed practically all of last year, but he will need to get it going soon or this could turn into a full split backfield. Like Lindsay, Freeman might be another guy to dangle out there and see if you can get any offers.Cam Newton, QB, Panthers: Newton isn’t running, and when Newton isn’t running, he isn’t a good fantasy (or reality) quarterback. He has five carries for negative-two yards and zero touchdowns on the ground to go along with 572 passing yards, zero touchdowns, an interception, and a 56.2-percent completion rate. Zero combined touchdowns through two weeks is not going to get it done, especially when you consider that the Panthers have faced the Rams (scored 27 points against them) and the Bucs (a terrible team). He has another good matchup on tap this week in Arizona, and if he doesn’t get it done this week, he’s going to really look like a lost cause this season from a fantasy standpoint. There’s now also potential for his reaggravated foot injury to keep him out. If he has a good game against the Cardinals, try to sell while you can.
Plourd said he does not yet know if he will continue to represent Spector. Last week, Gibbons told The Times that prosecutors “could be up in no time” for a retrial and that prosecutors Alan Jackson, Patrick Dixon and Ricardo Ocampo probably would handle the retrial. But Gibbons told The Times that Fidler has a packed trial calendar, which could prolong the wait for a second trial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One week after a mistrial was declared in the Phil Spector murder trial, attorneys on both sides are expected back in court today to prepare to retry the music producer for allegedly killing actress Lana Clarkson. Spector, 67, was tried for murder for the slaying of Clarkson, who was found shot to death in his Alhambra home Feb. 3, 2003, but a mistrial was declared Sept. 26 when the jury announced it was deadlocked, with 10 favoring conviction. Prosecutors will inform Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler they intend to retry Spector and will ask that a trial date be set as soon as possible, District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said yesterday. Spector’s presence is not required for today’s hearing and he probably will not face a jury again for the alleged murder of Clarkson until next spring, according to his attorneys. —————————————— For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. On Sept. 26, Roger J. Rosen, who had been Spector’s lead counsel for much of the trial, pushed for a 60-day delay before a retrial is discussed, but Fidler ordered the parties back to court today. Last week, Rosen told the Los Angeles Times he would not represent Spector in a retrial. If Spector — who has been through 10 attorneys since he was accused of murder four years ago — retains new lawyers, they probably would be given several months to prepare, according to The Times. “It would take at least six months for any lawyer to get ready,” Christopher J. Plourd, one of Spector’s attorneys, told The Times. “This is a very complicated, serious homicide case.”
Leave a Comment Inspired by an AIIM seminar led by AIIM president John Mancini, Lauren McKay, writing for Destination CRM, summarized eight top reasons why ECM is important for businesses today:Huge growth of Information. Mancini cites IDC’s estimate of a 10-fold growth in data from 2006-2011 with 30 percent of that growth driven by data collected for business purposes.Move towards always-on access. Mancini says that information is becoming a commodity.Popularity of Social Media. Social media can be used by companies to establish a collabortive infrastructure.Collaboration needs Governance. Lack of planning can result in unused ‘digital landfills’.Current Information Management Software has too many features. Software needs to simplify. Mancini cites the iPhone as an example of a well-designed interface.Information Management can mean Green. Implemented correctly, IM can save money by replacing current methods based on paperManual Processes are Expensive. Costs for simple tasks like re-filing, photocopying and searching for paper documents add up quickly to big dollars.Legal pressures. Costs involved in searching for information related to litigation and eDsicovery can be extremely expensive if you are not prepared.Information management when done correctly can help you keep less data and find relevant information faster which ultimately translates to helping you save money. Category: Enterprise Content Management November 10th, 2009 ‹ Compliance: Surprise! Regulations may be gutted Enterprise Search: Save Time. Save Money. › Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name *E-mail *Website
For nearly 14 years since his debut, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been among India’s greatest match-winners in limited-overs cricket.The former India captain was booed for the first time in his career, that too on a day when he became the fourth Indian to get to the 10,000-run mark in one-day internationals, at the Mecca of cricket – at Lord’s.On Monday, on the eve of the series decider, India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar came to the defence of the under-fire Dhoni, saying losing wickets at regular intervals did not allow the veteran campaigner to play freely in the second ODI at Lord’s.READ – Virat Kohli needs to work out the MS Dhoni conundrumHe was jeered during his 37-run knock off 59 balls, following which Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal, Bangar coming to his defence.”With the combination we are playing, we do not have the depth at numbers 8, 9 or 10 (the lower order), and when you lose couple of wickets, it becomes really difficult to bat with that sort of freedom. Due credit to the England bowlers, they didn’t allow us to score any boundaries in that period and that was the reason the run rate kept climbing up,” Bangar said.The third and final series-deciding ODI of this short series will be played at Headingley on Tuesday.”He was just hoping someone would bat with him and we were just hoping that he could bat till the 40th over and then take the bowlers on. But, every time he looked to do that, we lost wickets – first there was Raina and then Hardik [Pandya], and then there was no batting to follow for him to do the usual stuff he does,” he added.advertisementNotwithstanding the envy it evokes among opposing teams, Bangar said India’s batting line-up is still a work in progress, as the middle order needs to spend more time at the crease.#ENGvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/SVl7h0whzW BCCI (@BCCI) July 16, 2018″The way our top order is batting, our middle order hasn’t got the opportunities as the top order is doing the bulk of the scoring. At times, they straightaway walk into game situation. Mind you, not all of them are playing all the formats of the game so you have to give some weightage to that,” Bangar said at the pre-match press conference.”Coming straight to international cricket and doing the sort of things you are expected to do in this format (is tough), so continuity factor also plays a part.”The series is locked at 1-1 after India won by eight wickets in Nottingham, while England won by 86 runs at Lord’s.”Going forward, there are still 16 to 17 games to go, we’re looking at the games remaining wherein we could look at settling the middle order slots. I am pretty sure that things are fluid at the moment. It’s not that a guy is only going to bat at a particular number,” he added.KL Rahul failed at get going in the second ODI and India might be forced to have a rethink about their middle order for this finale.”Obviously, the plan was to have a left-hander batting in the middle-order. That is the reason why Suresh [Raina] was picked ahead of Dinesh [Karthik]. We did change a bit in the T20 format, where KL batted at three and Virat batted at four. Looking at this series, and the performances that Virat has got at three, especially in the last series, he scored three hundreds versus South Africa in five games.”It is going to be a very fluid situation. We’ll see as to the players available and the fitness of the players. Ambati Rayudu was someone who can bat very well in the middle-order, but unfortunately he couldn’t clear the fitness test. But I am pretty sure going forward, if he passes the fitness test, he could also be a candidate.”Lot’s of spots are open. The good thing is that the bench strength that we have in Rayudu, Manish Pandey and Ajinkya Rahane. There are enough spots for each and every eventuality that we might face leading up to the World Cup,” he added.Look who’s having a go at the nets.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/D7LMR2GVVtBCCI (@BCCI) July 16, 2018A key element for India going into the decider will be the availability of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. While Kohli, Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan were absent from the optional practice, Kumar was seen bowling at full tilt. He will, however, undergo a fitness test before the game.advertisement”He’s a quality bowler. We’ve obviously been missing our two frontline bowlers in the ODI format. Also provides us an opportunity, because there are not too many games to go before the World Cup – only 16 or 17 games. It gives us an ideal situation to test the bench strength.””Also with the upcoming Test series, we never wanted to take any chances with Bhuvi. He’s very critical to the team plans. He’s in with a chance to play. He’ll have to go through some sort of a fitness test before we can confirm his availability for the next game,” Bangar said.With the 2019 ODI World Cup now less than a year ahead, Bangar outlined that the team is concentrating hard on preparation.”I think the amount of cricket we’re playing and the results we’ve got in the last 12 months or so, the team is pretty used to it (criticism). That is something we cannot control but the guys are very focused,” he signed off.(With inputs from PTI)
Arsenal hero Merson says David Luiz should be captainby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says David Luiz should be made club captain.Currently without a permanent club captain, midfielder Graint Xhaka has been wearing the armband so far. Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Merson said: “David Luiz has got to be captain, he’s a serial winner. “People have a go at him because one week he’ll be a 2/10 and the next a 9/10, but he’s going to play every week.”Manager Unai Emery intends to a name his captain, or captains, after the Gunners’ Carabao Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
YouTube/CSU Rams AthleticsColorado State guard Antwan Scott’s college career has taken a long, winding road, but he’s not quite done yet. Today Scott, who only played in four games for the Rams last season before missing the rest of the year with a broken foot, received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. The reaction from his teammates to the news is absolutely priceless. Scott began his college career at JuCo Ranger College, where he played two years before transferring to Idaho. Before playing for the Vandals, Scott transferred to Grambling State to be closer to family, and averaged 15.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.3 steals for the Tigers in 2013-14. Scott was immediately eligible for Colorado State last season after transferring post-graduation.