Opico has appointed Stewart Whitworth to join its parts department, expanding the team to reflect the increasing portfolio of Opico products.
Stewart has a respected engineering background, having spent three years with Grimme and working previously in parts and logistics. In his new role, he will cover all brands in the Opico range including He-Ve, Maschio, Gaspardo, Sky min and no-till drills and the recently acquired Strautmann range of fodder transport and feeding technology.
It s important that Opico retains its excellent customer and dealer service interface and Stewart s appointment will help the team keep pace with the ever-increasing and challenging parts range that we now supply, the company s managing director, James Woolway, said. For more information visit: www.opico.co.uk.
The Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri has signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) as part of ship repairs and conversions aimed at serving the cruise ships that have as their base of operations to China. The agreement includes the development of technical skills, project management, and logistics procedures. The Italian company has explained that, in particular, Fincantieri, through its business unit dedicated Ship Repair and Conversion, will provide the technical expertise gained as a benchmark operator in the cruise sector globally and, combined with cutting-edge infrastructure HRDD, provide the fundamental support to the fledgling Chinese cruise industry and major foreign cruise operators that will operate in the local market.
Fincantieri recalled that HRDD is a leader in ship repairs and conversions, with modern facilities strategically located close to the cruise terminal in Shanghai. The yard, which uses five basins, has great experience of activities on a wide range of unit types and a wealth of expertise that make it particularly well suited to the cruise industry. The Italian company also recalled that it has initiated an internationalization and rooting strategy in this market with the agreements of 2014 when the new cruise construction sector for the local market and have subsequently established a subsidiary based in Shanghai, Fincantieri ( Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd.
Four of the arrested are Spanish and the others are Syrian, Jordanian and Moroccan.
Seven people were apprehended in the early hours of Sunday in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia and in the autonomous city Ceuta, for their declared relationship with Jabhat al-Nusra, according to the Interior Ministry.Interior Minister-
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send containers filled will dynamites and firearm to Syria and Iraq. The group which operated in Spain also had the job of acquiring funding through cash laundering.Interior Minister, Jorge Fern ndez D az, stated the 7 detained belonged to a Jihadist cell and had established an intricate logistical business structure which supplied funds to the terrorist organisations of ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra and made use of freight containers to send guns, drug precursors, chemicals to make explosives, cash and military and technological devices The minister informed the criminal organisation was international and had formerly sent consignments to the terrorists in Syria and Iraq under the cover of a fake NGO allegedly carrying humanitarian aid to dispute zones.The apprehended made use of numerous Spanish ports, and amongst the detained is the leader of the criminal organisation who has close relations
with Daesh and captured females in Europe on the social networks to be married with Jihadists . They are also accused of money laundering used to purchase of weapons and dynamites on the black market, and also used cyber scams to obtain funds.The National Police started the investigation in 2014 after suspicions were raised of a group in Spain sending out weapons to the Jihadist forces in problem zones.
In the early hours of a Sunday early morning, the representatives carried out twelve simultaneous raids, in flats, stores and warehouses coming from the organisation which led to the eventual arrests of 7 expected Jihadists in Onteniente (Valencia), in Ceuta and the Alicante province towns of Crevillente, l Alqueria d Ansar, Muro d Alcoi, Alcoy and Alicante. All the arrested were Syrian, Jordanian or Moroccan although five of them had actually been approved Spanish citizenship. The examination remained open and the ministry has not eliminated more arrests.It is being directed by the judge in Central Instruction Court 6 of the National Court and is being coordinated by the National Court Prosecution Service.With the detention of these alleged Jihadists, the variety of people detained in Spain in 2015 and 2016 for this type of terrorism is 82, according to information from the Interior Ministry.So far this year the National Police have actually performed 2