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first_img“Our visions of tomorrow’s tourism, sustainable and responsible, prompts us to constantly impose ever more virtuous standards in terms of respect for the environment,” Nicolas Dubreuil, Ponant’s Polar & Tropical Expedition Expert and Director of Sustainability, explained. NABU: Ponant recognised as the most environmentally friendly cruise company This year, Ponant obtained an average of 4.4 and achieved Level 5 — leadership and excellence — for five of the seven indicators. With a transparent certification process, the results are independently verified every two years and the individual performance of each company is made public annually on the Green Marine website. This initiative distinguishes the players in the maritime industry that undertake to measure their environmental performance each year and reduce their environmental footprint. More than 145 Canadian and U.S. enterprises currently participate in the program. Any international company is also eligible to obtain certification as long as it operates in North America, as is the case with Ponant which offers cruises in the Canadian and US Arctic. Expedition cruise ship being built by Vard for Ponant. Image Courtesy: Fincantieri/Stirling Design International The program offers a specific framework for port authorities, terminal operators, ship owners and shipyard managers to productively and measurably reduce their environmental footprint. “This is a major ship owner in the cruise sector that has repeatedly demonstrated its community to sustainable development through several initiatives, in terms of atmospheric emissions, plastics reduction, carbon offsetting or new technologies,“ David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director, said, welcoming Ponant to the certified participants’ program.  center_img  “A halt to heavy fuel oil use, the utilization of the latest technological innovations, a dramatic reduction of single-use plastics, the implementation of environmental and societal impact studies, awareness-raising among our passengers, the creation of our foundation… We do everything we can to ensure that the environment’s preservation is at the heart of our actions.” Each year, NABU assesses and evaluates the environmental policies of the principal ocean-going cruise companies in the European market. This year, Ponant rose to first place in the ranking. France-based Ponant has become the first international cruise line to join the Green Marine environmental certification program for the marine industry. Specifically, Green Marine addresses a number of priority environmental issues through its 13 performance indicators – seven of which are designated for ship owners. The indicators assess on a scale of 1 to 5 the practices and technologies having a direct impact: underwater noise, pollution atmospheric emissions (NOX, SOX and PM), greenhouse gas emissions (CO2), invasive aquatic species, waste management, and oil discharges. “It’s more than just a simple ranking. This recognition is highly significant for Ponant. It encourages us to continue our efforts to promote sustainable tourism and to set increasingly rigorous standards for ourselves in this respect,” according to Dubreuil. The ranking assesses overall environmental strategy based on eight environmental criteria — commitment to the Paris Agreement, climate strategy, efficiency measures, emission-reduction measures, the use of shore power connections, discontinued use of heavy fuel oil, the use of nitrogen oxide catalysts and the use of soot particle filters. German environment association Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) recently recognized Ponant as the most environmentally friendly cruise line.last_img read more


first_imgGirls Soccer Sectional Scores.  Thursday  (10-10)Class 2A @ Batesville.Madison 3     Jennings County  0East Central  3   South Dearborn  0@ Rushville.New Castle  5     Franklin County  0Richmond  3     Rushville  0Class 1A @ Lawrenceburg.Lawrenceburg  3     South Ripley  1Oldenburg Academy  9     Southwestern  0@ CentervilleCenterville  2     Triton Central  1Union County  2     Knightstown  0last_img


first_imgThe Hobby Stocks ended the night’s racing with their 15-lap feature event.  Braden Richards led the troops in the early going of the race but Nelson was quickly up to challenge him by lap three.  By Joyce Eisele Cory Sauerman took home the victory in the IMCA Modified contest and it was 12th starting Jay Schmidt making a last-lap pass for the win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Jake Sachau took the win in the caution-free Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod show. This Saturday, June 6, spectators will be allowed in the grandstands, observing Iowa’s social distanc­ing guidelines with Covid-19. Dylan Nelson raced to a second straight IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature win at Boone Speed­way Saturday night. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) BOONE, Iowa (May 30) – Boone Speedway saw another big car count for its Saturday night rac­ing program with 199 race cars checked into the pits and Dylan Nelson repeated his win from last week in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division.   By lap five, Nelson had taken over the top spot and was successful in warding off Richards the rest of the way to the checkers.  Richards held the second spot, Eric Knutson came from 11th starting to take third place, fourth was Solomon Bennett, and Shane Butler completed the top five. last_img read more


first_imgColumbus, IN—Local law enforcement officers arrested six people on Monday during a narcotics investigation involving drug activity at a Columbus residence.  Officers from the Columbus Police Department Intelligence-Led Policing Unit conducted a traffic stop near 7th Street and Central Avenue and later arrested Elizabeth A. Burton, 32, of Columbus after locating methamphetamine and a controlled substance in her car.Officers also arrested Christopher L. Tays, 32, of Franklin, Indiana on several charges including two local warrants and an out of county warrant after stopping his vehicle near 17th Street and Gladstone Avenue.  A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department canine later alerted to the odor of narcotics in Tays’ vehicle and while searching the car, officers reportedly located marijuana as well as a Suboxone strip prior to transporting Tays to jail.A short time later, officers stopped a vehicle driven by Jonathan P. Blair, 29, of Columbus.  While speaking to Blair and his passengers, Ryan S. Hollman 31, of Hope and Victor N. Burton, 57, of Columbus, a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department canine was requested and later alerted to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle yielded nearly 30 grams of methamphetamine.Officers and investigators from the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant Monday evening on a detached garage behind 2134 Caldwell Place.  During a search of the garage, investigators reportedly located methamphetamine, heroin, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and narcotics packaging material.  Officers arrested Christopher D. Battin, 33, who resides at the address.All persons involved in this case were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they were remanded with 48 hour holds on the following preliminary charges:Elizabeth A. Burton:  Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule IV SubstanceChristopher L. Tays:  Two Bartholomew County Warrants, One of County Warrant, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled SubstanceRyan S. Hollman: Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Visiting a Common NuisanceVictor N. Burton:  Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common NuisanceJonathan P. Blair:  Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common NuisanceChristopher D. Battin: Dealing in Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaThis incident remains under investigation.last_img read more


first_imgEileen “Aunt Mike” (Linville) Borgman, age 91 of Osgood passed away early December 15. Eileen was born on June 14, 1928 the daughter of the late Hervey and Susie (White) Linville outside of Delaware. She grew up in the area and attended Napoleon High School, graduating as a proud “Bearcat.”After high school she attended college courses and obtained her accounting degree. She worked for years in the bookkeeping for the U S Shoe Factory. She would also meet and marry Robert Gene Borgman on November 12, 1946. They were blessed with a daughter Judy Ann, whom passed away at an early age. This however never kept her from being a mother figure to several nieces and nephews. The two of them lived outside of Osgood, where they enjoyed raising quail and gardening. Growing up thru the 30’s and 40’s the understood how to provide for themselves, they had an orchard and large garden that provide for not only them but also family and friends.In 2010, they moved to Buckeye Village, and finally she moved into Manderley Health Care. She enjoyed and appreciated all those around her.She was preceded in death by husband Bob, daughter Judy Ann, parents Hervey and Susie, sisters Leota “Blackie” Jane Byard and Ioeta “Rusty” Green, brothers Gordon, Lawrence, and Randy Linville, and infant children.Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 18, 2019 from 10 am.- 1pm., with Funeral services being held at 1 pm. All services will be held at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Memorials maybe given to the Manderley Activities Fund in care of the funeral home.last_img read more


first_img Press Association The news is an unexpected development given United only landed in Bangkok on Thursday morning and went straight to their hotel for a short rest ahead of what turned out to be Rooney’s single training session. Sixteen hours later he is on his way to the airport to begin the marathon journey back to Manchester. If Rooney is ruled out for a month it would mean he could be struggling to be fit for the Community Shield against Wigan at Wembley on August 11. And given his obvious lack of match practice, it is difficult to see how he could be involved in the following week’s clash between England and Scotland, or start the Premier League opener at Swansea on August 17. The incident comes just a day after manager David Moyes revealed United staff had told him Rooney had returned for pre-season training in his best shape for years. The injury robs United of one of their most recognisable faces – with Robin van Persie not linking up with his team-mates until they reach Sydney – and the man who is more in demand for personal appearances than anyone else. Yet it is bound to trigger conspiracy theories, given it comes against the backdrop of uncertainty over his United future. Moyes repeated again on Wednesday that Rooney is not for sale and that the 27-year-old would not be going anywhere. However, there has still been no word from the player about his intentions, even though there has been plenty of opportunity to silence the rumour mill should he so wish. Rooney suffered the injury in training on Thursday and scans have revealed the full extent of the damage. “Following a scan this evening on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation,” the club said in a statement. center_img Manchester United have confirmed striker Wayne Rooney will fly home from the club’s Far East tour after being ruled out for a month with a hamstring injury.last_img read more


first_img Ulster hooker Rory Best also declined offers from France earlier this season and Cardiff Blues number eight Robin Copeland has signed a deal to join Munster next term. Fly-half Johnny Sexton will remain Ireland’s only frontline star plying his trade abroad next season. Heaslip’s decision to commit his future to Leinster ends a period of speculation and uncertainty for the IRFU who had feared a number of stars joining Sexton in France. Sexton has played significantly more club rugby with Racing Metro than he would in Ireland’s provincial set-up, with head coach Joe Schmidt admitting Ireland had “lost control” of the player during the autumn Test series. Ireland’s careful player management has been central to their ability to retain this latest nucleus of talent then, especially given Wales’ continued talent drain to the unrivalled salaries on offer in France’s Top 14. Penning a deal to run until 2017 is a clear indication the 30-year-old will now complete his career at his home province. Relieved he can now concentrate on the upcoming RBS 6 Nations, he said: “Leinster is where I wanted to continue playing and I am happy that the process is now at end,” said Heaslip. “I am looking forward to playing my role in driving success for both Leinster and Ireland.” Press Association Heaslip is the final frontline Ireland star to tie down new terms, following quickly on for deals for captain Paul O’Connell and Keith Earls announced earlier this week. Heaslip joins Leinster team-mate Sean O’Brien in rejecting the advances of Heineken Cup champions Toulon, and he also turned down an approach from Montpellier. British Lion Heaslip made his Leinster debut in 2005 and has since amassed 176 appearances, scoring 34 tries. The 60-cap loose-forward first featured for Ireland against the Pacific Islanders in November 2006, and has claimed a Grand Slam and three Heineken Cup titles in his career. “We are delighted that Jamie has committed his future to Leinster and Ireland for the next three years,” said IRFU chief executive Philip Brown. “He has been one of most consistent performers and top number eights in world rugby for many years and has played a starring role for Leinster, Ireland and the Lions. Plotting further silverware raids at club rugby, Leinster CEO Mick Dawson said Heaslip will be central to the province’s future. “Jamie has played a massive role in Leinster’s success over the past six or seven years,” said Dawson. “He is a key leader within the squad and he will play an integral part in the club’s plans to compete for silverware in the years to come.” Leinster number eight Jamie Heaslip is the latest Ireland star to reject a big-money offer from France and commit to Ireland by signing a three-year contract.last_img read more


first_img(Goal) – History was made in Italy this week as Vicenza attacker Cristian Galano received Serie B’s first-ever green card, which was awarded for fair play.Officials,speaking for the Italian second tier,announced the scheme at the beginning of the season and said that the player with the most green cards at the end of the season will receive a reward.Tuesday marked the first instance of the new policy in action, when Galano admitted that no Virtus Entella defenders had touched the ball when referee Marco Mainardi had incorrectly called for a corner kick.Serie B president Andrea Abodi admits that the cards are largely symbolic, but is eager to promote the Italian second division in a more positive light following the match fixing scandal that rocked the league at the beginning of the season.“It’s a symbolic award,” Abodi said. “It could be something very simple. The important thing is to recognise it when a professional does something exemplary.”“We think that football needs positive messages,” a Serie B spokesman added.“This sport is too often embroiled in controversy that drives people away from the stadia.”last_img read more


first_img Tags: ESMF-Mindoor trackJ-D On the boys side, J-D won the 4×400 as Josh Duby, Gabriel Cuello, Ahviere Reese and Caleb Smith tore to a time of 3:49.32 to beat out runner-up Central Square (3:51.51).Another relay title came in the sprint medley as Kaleel Boykins, Nate DiDomenico, Alex Cantone and Mario Smith finished in 4:02.63, more than five seconds ahead of the field.Ben Staples had a winning shot put toss of 39 feet 4 inches as he and Jason Pritts got team honors by throwing 71’3 1/4”. Staples and Pritts got third place in the weight throw, tossing it 70’2” together. Back on Nov. 15, Jack Morse, the long-time local sportscaster on radio and television, passed away at age 84 at his home in Manilus. One of his great loves was covering the area high school sports scene.As such, a few years back area indoor track and field officials named one of their meets in Morse’s honor, and it evolved into the season opener.So it was again last week when the Jack Morse Kickoff meet took place Wednesday and Thursday at SRC Arena. Jamesville-DeWitt competed in the Wednesday session and scored 69 points on the boys meet and 61.33 points in the girls meet, each time finishing second to Cicero-North Syracuse.center_img Joe Staples won the individual 55 sprint in 6.92 seconds as he and Haberle Conlon were second (14.09) to C-NS (14.05) in the team portion. Sam Smith topped 9’6” in the pole vault and Nick Dekaney cleared 5’6” in the high jump.Staples helped the Red Rams finish third in the 4×200 in 1:41.04 as he and Mario Smith were fifth in the long jump, Caleb Smith recorded a triple jump of 38’6” to tie for third place.Laeticcia Bazile won the individual girls high jump, clearing 5’1” with fewer misses than Cortland’s Malana Booker.Madeline Foss, Jillian Kordas, Lillian Yengo and Rebecca Kassis were second in the 1,500-meter run in 23:24.25, with the Rams third in the sprint medley in 4:56.10.Rainer Yaeger and Amber Hamernik took second place in the triple jump with 65’6” and got third place in the long jump, going 28’10” between them. Eva Wisniewski and Lucy Heflin finished fourth in the pole vault.Bazile and Monica Hernandez were fourth in the 55 hurdles, with Yaeger and Georgiana Paparo fifth in the 55-meter dash as J-D also finished fourth in the 4×400 relay.In Thursday’s portion of the Morse Meet, Fayetteville-Manilus nearly won the girls competition with 84 points, three behind Baldwinsville (87) as East Syracuse Minoa was sixth with 34 points.The Hornets won the 4×800 in 11:25.76 and took the 4×400 in 4:31.87 ahead of Christian Brothers Academy, who was second in 4:37.63. F-M also beat the field in the sprint medley in 4:31.06Isabel Zuber (16’1 3/4”) and Elina Cabrera (15’1 3/4”) went 1-2 in the long jump, with Zuber and Samantha Pynn taking the triple jump by going 67’5 1/2” between them as Natalee Barber and Katie Berge’ were second in the 55 hurdles.Ani Sydorowyck went 5:17.05 to pull away from CBA’s Isabella Cannizzo (5:26.14) in the 1,500, with ESM’s Rachael Ladd and Mary Roach third and fourth, respectively.For the ESM girls, Rhiannon Butchko won the high jump, clearing 5’1” to top F-M’s Harper Stoppacher (5 feet), as Butchko and Arianna Brennan got team honors with 9’9” between them. Wren Usiatynski cleared 6’6” in the pole vault to finish second for the Hornets.ESM was fourth among boys teams on Thursday with 46 points, three head of F-M as CBA got 22 points for eighth place, eight of them from finishing second in the 4×800 in 9:09.71 ahead of the Hornets in third.Rocky El and Michael Parks were victorious for the Spartans in the 55 hurdles in 16.73 seconds. ESM got second in the 4×400 in 4:01.15, with F-M third here and fifth in the 55 sprint. El then won the triple jump with a top leap of 41’7 3/4”, while Bennett Ferrari cleared 9 feet in the pole vault.F-M saw Dan Sokolovic throw the shot put 43’7 1/4” to beat all individuals as he and Antonio Fernandez-Cosgrove were second on the team side with 72’8 1/2”. Then Sokolovic won the weight throw with a heave of 50’4”.CBA was second in the 1,600 relay in 20:35.74 and ESM was third in the 4×200 in 1;42.64, with F-M (4:02.77) holding off CBA (4:03.20) for the runner-up spot in the sprint medley.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more


first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Tipperary don’t want to give any team the upper hand, according to their captain.The Premier open their hurling league campaign on Sunday afternoon away to Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis.It’s possible the teams could cross paths more than twice during the season – making rivalries bigger than ever this year. Padraic Maher says that while it’s important to develop the panel during the league, they also need to win games.Throw-in is at 2 o’clock on Sunday – Tipp FM’s live coverage comes in association with Sullivan Family Butchers, Brooklands, Nenagh.last_img