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Inter Milan to offer Conte huge deal as they refuse to give up on Chelsea boss

first_imgInter Milan are willing to pay Antonio Conte £240,000-a-week to quit Chelsea and join them.The Italian has enjoyed a dream debut season at Stamford Bridge and is on the cusp of securing the Premier League title.Conte also has the chance to lift the FA Cup if his side can defeat Arsenal at Wembley in the final later this month.Despite his success, the former Juventus boss has already been linked with a return to Italy and – according to Corriere dello Sport – Inter are going all out for him.The Serie A side have recently been taken over by wealthy Chinese owners the Suning Group and they want Conte to lead them into a new era.As a result, Inter are prepared to pay the 47-year-old a staggering £240,000-a-week to leave Chelsea and take charge at the San Siro.The Suning Group are also big fans of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and are prepared to pay him a similar wage. Antonio Conte 1last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Say hello to the steelhead waiting game

first_imgWith no rain in the forecast for at least the next 10 days, the end is in sight for the late, fall-run salmon season on the North Coast. The Chetco saw a pretty decent return, but the Smith was somewhat of a disappointment. The system had plenty of water, but the big pushes of kings never really materialized, forcing most of the anglers to throw in the towel at the end of November. With the calendar now saying it’s December, it’s transition time here on the coast. The majority of the salmon …last_img

South Africa joins launch of city climate finance report

first_img9 December 2015Johannesburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau joined United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki Moon in launching the inaugural State of City Climate Finance Report by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), during the Climate Summit for Local Leaders.The summit brought together hundreds of mayors and regional leaders from across the world; Tau was also one of the panellists. The report was launched at the Paris City Hall on 4 December.Tau noted that the report highlighted the importance of innovative financing solutions, which could involve new ways of engaging with the private sector and international finance institutions.“In Johannesburg, we strongly believe that the city has a strong role in channelling private sector finance into low carbon and sustainable projects,” Tau said.Climate-smart infrastructure was essential for creating a safer, better future for growing urban populations around the world, Ban explained. “This report is a launch pad for new, innovative financing to deliver true transformation in how our cities are planned and built.”Other panellists included Lord Nicholas Stern from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; Erdenin Bat Uul, mayor of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia; and Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; among others.The reportBan said the report showed valuable insights into challenges that cities faced in financing climate action. But it also presented solutions for mobilising investment to accelerate action on climate change.It recommends that national governments adopt policies and incentives that encourage cities to invest in low-emission and climate-resilient infrastructure;It urges cities to adopt frameworks that put a price on carbon, such as cap-and-trade mechanisms or traffic congestion charges;It recommends strengthening banks and institutions that will support cities to develop climate-related projects; and,It calls for creating an innovation network for new financial instruments and funding models.“We have no time to lose. There is no Plan B. I hope the alliance maintains this groundbreaking work and continues to grow in influence,” concluded Ban.Click here to read the full report.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

KOTC Orders Four Product Tankers from Hyundai Mipo

first_imgKuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has returned to Korean shipbuilder Hyundai with an order for four product tankers. The company inked a contract with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for the construction of four 48,000 dwt product carriers on April 24.As stipulated in the USD 167.6 million deal, the delivery of the quartet is planned for 2020, the final ship being scheduled to join KOTC’s fleet in May.The latest contract is part of KOTC’s ambitious fleet build-up plan, under which the company aims to more than double its fleet by 2040, bringing it to 60 ships.As disclosed, the company plans to add eleven product tankers, six VLCCs and one more LPG vessel to its ordering tally.KOTC already ordered three LPG tankers from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in January and one VLCC from Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry in March, 2018.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: KOTClast_img read more