zoom Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo liner service specialist, has appointed Marmedsa Noatum Shipping Agency as its sales agent in France with immediate effect.Marmedsa has offices in Paris, Le Havre and Marseilles and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. It will focus on sales activity for project cargo, strengthening existing partnerships and developing new relationships with French cargo owners and project companies. Marmedsa will report to the Antwerp office of Rickmers-Linie.Wouter Huybrechts, managing director of Rickmers-Linie Belgium, which has the overall responsibility for sales and agency activities in the Benelux countries and France, says: “The nomination of Marmedsa is a clear signal of commitment to our French customers. Our business is set to grow both in France and around the world, so we want to ensure we can continue to offer the personal service and dedicated client solutions that we are known for. We know the team at Marmedsa will be a great asset to Rickmers-Linie.”Rickmers-Linie, October 15, 2013
In a briefing to journalists in New York, UN spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, cited reports received yesterday from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), documenting clashes between the two sides in Fangak County, Jonglei State, in the country’s north. The fighting reportedly resulted in the displacement of approximately 4,000 civilians, the spokesperson added. “UNMISS [the UN Mission in South Sudan] continues to provide protection and logistical support to the monitoring and verification teams that are deployed in South Sudan as part of the UN Mission’s mandate,” said Mr. Dujarric.In addition, he noted, UNMISS had also received reports of an attack last Friday in Western Equatorial State by suspected members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), in which a 13-year-old girl is reportedly missing. The UN Mission is looking into the incident, he said. Political in-fighting between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, started in mid-December 2013 and subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that has sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UNMISS bases around the country. IGAD has been mediating peace talks between the rival sides.
IHF coaching clinic Starting in Bahrain and Qatar, the International Handball Federation will organize special courses for top coaches from all over the world – so called Global Coaching Clinics (GCC) – in all continents. All national federations can nominate their applicants for those Clinics. The first one is addressed to all coaches from Asia and all Arabic speaking countries.This GCC is divided into two parts, starting 19 – 26 March in Bahrain, followed by the second and final part on the fringes of the IHF Super Globe in Qatar (the exact date will be announced soon).An IHF working group has worked on the concept of those GCCs which promote coaches to a top level and finish with the coaching licence level A (the top IHF licence). Besides there are two more levels (B and C) to be reached. The GCCs had been created especially for countries that don’t have their own licensing system for coaches – and IHF is trying to recruit international top coaches as lecturers of the GCCs. Only national federations can nominate the participants (a maximum of three people per federation) – and the candidates must be active coaches on advanced level and English speaking. Further objectives of the GCC are to teach the coaches to be multipliers, to develop handball in their regions and to be a potential continental lecturer.The GCC will be led by CCM members in small teaching groups, and every participant will have a personal mentor during and after the course. Topics of the GCCs are all kinds of individual and group tactical training methods (part I) and strategic and long-term coaching including sports medicine.For further information about the Global Coaching Clinics, please contact the IHF Head Office in Basle.Source: ihf.info ← Previous Story Team Bosnia & Herzegovina: The return of Tahirovic, “enough” with Doborac, Toromanovic and Terzic Next Story → Tatran Presov won Slovak Cup