Report Greece Sets Deadline for Thessaloniki Port Bids

first_imgzoom Investors have been given a deadline of March 24 to submit their bids for a majority stake in the second biggest Greek port, the port of Thessaloniki, Reuters cited sources close to the matter.The port is being privatized under the same terms as its counterpart Piraeus, the majority stake of which was officially acquired by China’s port operator Cosco Group (Hong Kong) Limited in August 2016.Reuters informed that some of the potential investors include terminal operators APM Terminals, International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), P&O Steam Navigation Company and Mitsui & Co.The sale of the 67 percent stake of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) and Thessaloniki Port Authority (THPA), which are being privatized within Greece’s bailout plan, was launched in 2014.Earlier reports suggested that the privatization of the port of Thessaloniki sparked interest in Russia as the country’s President Vladimir Putin was cited as saying that Russia is interested in Greek tenders for “the purchase of assets of railway companies and the Thessaloniki port facilities.”Greece was scheduled to invite investors to submit binding bids for the port at the end of September 2016, however, the deadline was postponed a number of times over disagreements on the amount of mandatory investments.The buyer of the majority stake in Thessaloniki is reportedly expected to invest up to EUR 180 million in port development by 2021.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Ancelotti on transfers and Coppa Italia hopes

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti is keen on landing a silverware at Napoli after admitting he has set his sights firmly on the Coppa Italia ahead of their Round of 16 match with SassuoloAncelotti is set to ring the changes ahead of the tie with Raul Albiol, Dries Mertens, Simone Verdi, and Marek Hamsik all unavailable“Allan and David Ospina won’t start tomorrow because they had permission from the club to stay in South America a little longer, so they haven’t trained much,” explained the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia.This comes amid growing rumours of Paris Saint-Germain offering up to €80m for the Brazilian midfielder.“I am not afraid of losing Allan, as the club wants to remain competitive. We are just evaluating the possibility of loaning a player or two out, as Amin Younes and Vlad Chiriches are returning from injury and we don’t want the squad to be too large.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I don’t foresee any big moves in the January transfer market. Let’s not try to hide the fact Marko Rog is the most likely to be loaned out.”Napoli crashed out of the Champions League, but Ancelotti hopes to go far in the Coppa Italia, starting with Sassuolo.“We have a competitive squad and want to be ready on all fronts. I hope the stadium will be full, because a tournament with one-off games means you can go all the way with just a few victories.“This is one of the two competitions where we are on the same level as everyone else, whereas in Serie A we’ve got to make up the gap.“In the Coppa, it’s five games, so 450 minutes of football, that’s hardly an infinite sum. If we do well, we can aspire to lift the trophy. We’re underestimating nothing and we’re concentrated on this competition.”last_img read more

The Best Food In Video Game History

first_imgStay on target Staring at Seagulls May Help Avoid Food TheftWe Now Know the DNA of Guacamole Another Thanksgiving has just gone by, and if you’re like most Americans it was an excuse to stuff you face with all kinds of delicious grub and then retire to a food coma in front of your video game machine of choice. But no matter what that might’ve been, chances are you were reminded of the meal you just swallowed down.Food and video games have been intertwined since Pac-Man choked down his first power pellet, and as technology has improved, digital edibles have become more and more realistic (and shamelessly marketing-driven). Let’s set the table with an eleven-course meal of iconic video game foods from throughout the medium’s history, from appetizers to desserts.AdChoices广告Hidden CheeseNo fancy meal is complete without a cheese plate at the beginning to whet your diners’ appetites. And food always tastes better when you put forth an effort to get it. So let’s lay out the aperitif with Perfect Dark‘s hidden slices of Swiss cheese. Each level in Rare’s shooter has a single slice secreted away in an out-of-the-way place, and finding them gets the player nothing but a feeling of accomplishment. Once your dinner guests have hunted down all the cheese they’ll be ready for their meal.Hearty Wild GreensBreath Of The Wild pushed the Zelda envelope in a bunch of new directions, but the one that’s most relevant to this article is Link’s new interest in cooking. The green-clad elf boy can gather ingredients from all over Hyrule and use them to prepare a bunch of tasty dishes. Let’s officially start up our next Thanksgiving feast with a dish of Hearty Wild Greens, which temporarily increase our heart containers by four. We’re going to need that extra storage space for the food to follow.Wall MeatExploring a vampire’s castle can leave a Belmont feeling peckish, but those zombie waiters certainly aren’t serving meals. So what’s an enterprising vampire hunter to do? If you’re in the Castlevania series, whip any odd-looking walls and see if there’s delicious meat hiding inside. Castlevania‘s “Wall Meat” helped popularize the idea of edibles as health-restoring secrets in games, and nearly every title in the series has featured it. In some games it’s called “Werewolf Leg,” which sounds delicious.Sinner’s SandwichHeavily inspired by Twin Peaks, Deadly Premonition spends some of its time at the A&G Diner. One of the regulars there, Harry Stewart, has a special order that became one of the most iconic meals in video game history. Dubbed the “Sinner’s Sandwich,” it’s roast turkey with strawberry jam and breakfast cereal. Protagonist Francis York Morgan describes it as “self-inflicted punishment to atone for one’s sins,” but people who have made it in real life say it’s surprisingly tasty.Tomato RainHigh in lycopenes, tomatoes are an excellent addition to any meal, even if they’re not the most traditional for Thanksgiving. In Genesis classic ToeJam & Earl, though, they’re a potent offensive weapon against the earthlings trying to prevent your alien protagonists from regaining their essential funk. Picking up the Tomato Rain power-up causes the red fruits to fall willy-nilly from the sky, KOing anybody they hit. Sure, it’s a little messy of a preparation, but you can’t argue with the effects.Rainy Day Special Mega Beef Bowl ChallengeSticking with the rainy theme – because a good menu is consistent and clever – we go to Persona 4‘s Japan and the preferred order of Chie at the Chinese diner Aiya. Only served on days when there’s precipitation, the Rainy Day Special Mega Beef Bowl Challenge is a massive mountain of steak that your character fantasizes could serve as a “portal to the Meat Dimension.” To finish the meal, your understanding, knowledge, courage, and diligence stats all need to be maxed out – but then it’s free.Mr. EggBurgerTime is one of the most food-centric games of all time, chronicling diminutive chef Peter Pepper’s attempts to assemble multi-layered hamburgers while being pursued by a host of ambulatory edibles intent on his destruction. Our favorite out of the trio of enemies is Mr. Egg, a fried oeuf that is the most aggressive of them all. The only problem is that a fried egg makes a delicious addition to a hamburger, so when you collapse a burg around them you get bonus points for yumminess.HassyAll this food is great, but you’re going to need something to wash it down with. Our pick is Hassy, the imaginary beverage that first appeared in cult Dreamcast game Blue Stinger. We’re not 100% sure what Hassy tastes like, but subsequent appearances in games like Illbleed indicate that it not only comes in a variety of flavors but also restores your health to full after downing a can. It’s important to hydrate, especially if you overcooked your turkey, so crack a Hassy and let’s get on with the meal.Lamb ChopsThe biggest surprise from Final Fantasy XV has to have been the food. Supporting character Ignis can learn 103 different recipes and cook them to give your party a number of stat boosts, and each of those dishes was painstakingly modeled and textured based on real dishes cooked in the rough by Squaresoft staffers. That attention to detail resulted in some of the most appetizing grub in video game history. It looks good enough to eat. Picking just one dish from Ignis’s repertoire is an impossible task, so let’s go with these tender lamb chops.Sweet RollsA tremendous amount of the fun in Skyrim comes from the absurdly detailed world it takes place in, full of knick-knacks and stuff. Even the most minor thing can turn into a meme. Case in point: the sweet roll. Bethesda has been using this pastry as a running gag since Daggerfall, starting with that game’s character creation. It became edible in Oblivion, and in Skyrim guards will sometimes tease you about somebody stealing your sweetroll. Oh, and of course you can use the game’s console to span thousands of them and gorge yourself sick.Mississippi Quantum PieWhen you’re scratching your way through the wastelands in the Fallout series, it’s hard to make time for dessert. But if you complete a pair of quests for Sierra Petrovita in Fallout 3 and then ask her about her recipes, you can chow down on a sweet treat called Mississippi Quantum Pie. Made with flour, Nuka-Kola Quantum and vodka, it boosts your strength and action points for four minutes when you eat it. The perfect finish to a video game Thanksgiving before you go mutant hunting.last_img read more

CM urges peoples representatives to keep areas under their jurisdiction clean

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people’s representatives to keep the areas under their jurisdiction clean.Inaugurating the Puja at Sribhumi, she said the development of an area depends on the efficiency and foresight of the local people’s representative, like councillor, MLA or MP. She congratulated party MLA Sujit Basu for taking up projects to develop vast areas surrounding Lake Town. There used to be massive waterlogging in the area and the infrastructure was also poor. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHowever, over the years, the menace of waterlogging has been eliminated thanks to proper planning. “When one enters the city via VIP Road or New Town, he or she acknowledges the development that has come up in the area. The roads are smooth and brightly illuminated. The bank along Kestopur canal has been cleaned and beautified. We all feel proud when people from other states appreciate and praise our city,” Banerjee said. She said: “When I pass through Sribhumi, Lake Town and their neighbourhoods, I tell everybody to see what Sujit has done to these areas.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee added that though the state government is spending so much money to carry out development projects, the sense to maintain them has not yet been developed. “After you paint a wall or a bridge in bright colours, there will be people who will spit on them. It is unfortunate that the sense to maintain them has not yet been developed,” she said. She urged people to maintain peace and harmony during Puja. “The celebration is for all and we in Bengal welcome the people from other states and communities who come to see Durga Puja,” she said.last_img read more

Fire breaks out at leather factory in Tyangra none hurt

first_imgKolkata: A fire broke out at a leather factory at Tyangra on Tuesday morning. No casualties or injuries have been reported so far.Locals and the employees of the factory spotted smoke billowing out of a portion of the factory at around 11 am. They reported the matter to the fire brigade. Initially, around three fire tenders were pressed into action to douse the flames. Two more fire engines later were swung into the operation. The fire fighters had faced difficulties while identifying the source of the fire as thick black smoke covered the entire area. The fire personnel finally detected the source of the fire. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey tried to douse the flames by sprinkling water from outside the room which had caught fire. They later managed to enter the room that almost turned into a furnace. The fire fighters started the cooling process. The incident triggered panic among locals. Some local people took part in the rescue operation. They informed the fire brigade and police. Following the incident police also reached the spot and evacuated the entire area to check any untoward incident. Police and fire officials ensured that none was trapped inside the factory. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe area was cordoned off. The fire fighters brought the situation under control and doused the flames. They faced difficulties in extinguishing fire as the factory is situated in a congested area. Police and fire brigade officials have started a detailed probe into the incident. They are yet to ascertain the exact cause of the fire and the extent of the damage. According to the preliminary investigation, the fire officials suspect an electrical short circuit might have caused the fire. Police said some inflammable materials and chemicals were stored inside the factory. According to the preliminary investigation, police and fire officials suspect that some leather goods might have destroyed in the fire. A detailed probe has been initiated.last_img read more