Australia reach field hockey final vs Dutch despite defeat

CHANGZHOU, China — Australia backed into the Women’s Champions Trophy final against the Netherlands after surprisingly losing to Japan 3-1 on Saturday.The Hockeyroos’ nerves were then jangling when China had a chance to make the field hockey final but lost to the Dutch 2-1.The Australians will meet the Netherlands in the final on Sunday, five days after the Dutch crushed them 3-0. Both teams will be going for a record-tying seventh title. Their last match was in the Women’s World Cup semifinals in July, when the Netherlands won in a shootout.Japan hadn’t won a match in the round robin, but started fast against Australia with goals to Yuri Nagai in the third minute and Yukari Mano on a counterattack. Minami Shimizu scored off a deflection to start the second half, and Australia finally unlocked the Japan defence through newcomer Penny Squibb from a penalty corner in the 54th.China then needed a draw or win, be the first team to take points from the Netherlands. But Maxime Kerstholt scored the only goal of the first half.And when China swapped out its goalkeeper, the Dutch swapped their’s, too, and reacted first. Marijn Veen scored her tournament-leading fifth goal for insurance.In the final seconds, Gu Bingfeng scored from a penalty corner for China, only the second goal conceded by the Netherlands in five matches.Argentina, the titleholder, stayed in the medal hunt after taking down Olympic champion Britain 1-0. Victoria Sauze scored from a penalty corner in the fifth minute, and Argentina held on.Argentina will play China on Sunday for bronze.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

EGA and Maersk extend aluminium shipping relationship

first_imgEmirates Global Aluminium says it has signed a volume commitment extension agreement for 2019 with the global shipping company A.P. Moller – Maersk for transport of its aluminium to customers around the world.EGA exports its metal to customers in more than 60 countries worldwide and makes more than 11,000 shipments each year using over 100,000 containers. EGA’s aluminium is the biggest made-in-the-UAE export after oil and gas, according to the company.The company said: “EGA works with 20 different shipping lines to ship its products, transporting metal to over 70 global ports. Maersk is one of EGA’s most significant shipping partners, and has supplied shipping services to the UAE aluminium giant since 1992.”Walid Al Attar (right), EGA’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “Meeting our customers’ expectations depends on both the quality of our production and the efficiency of getting the metal to them, so I am pleased to sign this agreement today with one of our most important shipping partners, Maersk.”Christopher Cook (left), Managing Director for Maersk in UAE, Oman and Qatar, said: “As the global integrator of container logistics, this agreement enables us to continue to partner with EGA to ensure their aluminium reaches their customers as fast and as cost-effectively as possible.”last_img read more

Man arrested over cannabis seizure in Gorey worth €80000

first_imgGARDAÍ IN GOREY have arrested a man following the seizure of cannabis plants and herb with an estimated street value of €80,000.Following a planned search of a house in Courtown Harbour in Gorey on Monday, gardaí discovered the drugs.ArrestA man in his early 50′s was arrested at the scene after a follow up search in the early hours of this morning.He is currently detained under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act at Gorey Garda Station.Read: Gardaí seize drugs after stopping car on Dublin street>Read: Legal highs stolen from Belfast shop not to be ingested, warns PSNI>last_img