Three people are reported missing after an explosion ripped through the crude oil tanker M.T. Desh Vaibhav, owned by the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI).The company said that based on the preliminary information the tanker “reportedly suffered an explosion in one of its cargo tanks” early this morning while underway offshore Oman.“Another person with burns is being evacuated by helicopter. Assistance has been sought from the Oman Royal Navy and other ships in the vicinity. “As per latest status, the fire has subsided and a fire fighting vessel is expected to reach the vessel shortly to cool down the tanks,” SCI said in a statement.The cause of the explosion is yet to be determined.Based on the vessel’s latest AIS data from Marine Traffic, the ship is not under command and it is situated in the Gulf of Oman. The VLCC was underway from Sikka, India to Fujairah, UAE when the blast occurred.The 2005-built VLCC is one of four very large crude tankers in SCI’s fleet, based on the company’s website data.
TRINIDAD and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley claims CARICOM could bring a legal challenge to Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) longstanding stewardship of the game in the Caribbean.The Caribbean leadership bodies have been at sharp odds since the West Indies team controversially pulled out of a 2014 tour of India, causing several regional leaders to question the efficiency and effectiveness of the cricket body. A subsequent independent review panel commissioned by CARICOM recommended the dissolution of the board, calling it “antiquated”, “obsolete” and “anachronistic”. The CWI, however, rejected the proposal after informing CARICOM that they were a private body. Rowley claims members of the body are ready to test the premise.“The CARICOM Secretariat was told by the CARICOM leaders, ‘go and get legal advice on this very fundamental point: where did West Indies Cricket Board or whoever it is get this asset called West Indies Cricket Inc and who really owns West Indies cricket’,” Rowley said.“And until we are prepared to address that issue, what is going on now will continue and get worse and worse until what I predicted (West Indies’ relegation into a Division Two) is likely to happen.” He continued: “We got a legal view.“The Secretariat indicated that one of our Trinidad lawyers gave a legal opinion that there is an arguable case that West Indies Cricket is a public good and therefore there is a role for the region’s leadership to get involved because the game is destroyed and that could be argued in any court of law.” (Sportsmax)
In a statement issued on Saturday, Globacom stated that that the new set of five winners brought to 17 the number of Glo subscribers who have so far gone on the all-expense-paid trip to Russia out of the 22 lucky winners who will eventually benefit from the promo.According to Globacom, â€œ12 subscribers have returned from Russia after visits to different monuments, tourist attractions and historical sites where they were treated to delightful experiences in Russiaâ€.The company congratulated the winners for emerging in the promo, and also commended them for being loyal to the network over the years. Globacom advised them to represent Nigeria and the Glo brand well in the east European nation.It said that the last set of five winners would be unveiled the following week after the last draw.The winners on their part commended Globacom for introducing the promo. One of the winners, Oluseyi Adetokunbo, an Analyst in a Microfinance Bank said, â€œI was excited when I received the call, but my colleagues said it was a scam. Now I can confirm to them that it is realâ€.Another winner, Aseruoma Glory Aworiwo, declared, â€œI did not believe when I got a call from Glo to inform me that I won. It was until I got to the Glo outlet on Warri-Sapele Road that I realized it was true. Nigerians should keep on using Glo; you donâ€™t know, it might be your turn next timeâ€. Similarly, Ajayi Odunayo Felix, a fish farmer, thanked Globacom for the wonderful opportunity to travel outside the country. â€œI am so excited as this will be the first time I have traveled outside West Africaâ€.At the ceremony, a reception was also held for the first and second batches of winners who recently returned from Russia. One of the Batch 1 winners, Joseph Oladunjoye, said he had great fun in Russia. â€œGlobacom treated us like kings. It was a wow experience, the food was wow; the hotel accommodation was wow; the treatment was wow. Thanks Gloâ€, he enthused.To participate in the promo, Globacom said that subscribers need to use N3,000 on Voice calls or a minimum of N5,000 on Voice and Data. It explained that incremental usage of N500 over N3000 for Voice or N5,000 for Voice and Data attracts an extra entry to the draw, adding that the more the airtime used by subscribers, the higher the chances of winning.Interested customers can participate in the promo by sending GO to 240 on the Glo network.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A farmer, an analyst and three other lucky subscribers have emerged as the third set of winners of the customer-reward promo, Go Russia, organised by telecommunications company, Globacom.The five winners departed the country for Russia in the evening after a send-off ceremony held at the company’s headquarters, Mike Adenuga Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos.The lucky winners include Aseruoma Glory Aworiwo from Delta State, Ajayi Odunayo Felix from Oyo State, Ojokojo Ernest Paul from Delta State, Izuchukwu Kizito Alih from Enugu State and Oladele Oluseyi Adetokunbo from Osun State.