The joint venture was established five years ago as a 50:50 partnership between Dachser and Taiwanese logistics provider, Mutual Freight System.Dachser Far East managing director Edoardo Podestá said that Taiwan is an important market for the company, where the company currently operates an office in Taipei.”Holding the majority in this joint venture will not only strengthen further our market position but also allow us to offer our customers the standards we set worldwide and the network synergies we achieve through our global organisation”, claims Thomas Reuter, Managing Director responsible for Air & Sea Logistics at Dachser.
Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has a ‘total agreement’ to join Porto this summer, according to the Portuguese press today. Front page news from newspaper O Jogo says the player has accepted a pay cut so he can ‘relaunch’ his career at his old club.The outlet claims things are moving quite fast, with Mangala wanting to have his vacations with his future decided, and the Dragons manager Sérgio Conceição willing to sign a defender as soon as possible.There are now two issues to be resolved. First, a deal with Manchester City, and second, Porto want to know the defender’s real physical state.Embed from Getty ImagesPorto don’t want to spend much on Mangala, so they’re expecting him to rescind his contract with the Premier League champions.They’re just afraid that City, who paid €30m for his signing, would still want to recover part of the money.Regarding Mangala’s fitness, there’s some concern about the long time he’s stayed injured over the course of the campaign, so the Dragons want to be sure they’re not signing someone they won’t be able to count on.Should Porto get a positive response on both matters, then it looks very likely that Mangala could be returning to the club this summer.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo
IEM Katowice is well underway, and despite the prohibition of on-site attendance, ESL‘s event is proceeding at full steam and maintaining an impressive audience online. Key among the partners helping to promote the event is hardware and electronics corporation Acer, which holds no less than three IEM activations through its gaming brand, Predator.The partnership includes the promotion of Acer Predator monitors, the final leg of the The Predator Intel Extreme Masters Trophy tour, and the launch of the Official Predator IEM PC range.Image credit: AcerRELATED: Acer extends ESL partnership for Intel Extreme MastersIEM Katowice includes an exhibition of two new Acer monitors: the 32-inch Predator X32, and the Predator CG552K. The latter is a gaming monitor with an enormous 55-inch 4K OLED panel, and both have been showcased in the Spodek Arena. It is the first time either has been revealed to a European audience, after they were initially launched at CES in Las Vegas in January.In addition, Acer has previewed the “industry-leading” gaming notebook Predator Triton 500, which boasts a 300 Hz IPS panel with a 1ms response time. The Predator X32 and CG552K will be made available in the EMEA region in Q2 and Q3 respectively. The launch date of the Triton 500 has yet to be announced.Image credit: AcerRELATED: Ubisoft adds Predator as Rainbow Six Esports sponsorThe Predator Intel Extreme Masters Trophy has embarked on quite the trip. Its arrival in Poland follows a six-month tour across Europe, where fans from all over the continent were offered the opportunity to partake in the “Meet the IEM Trophy Experience.”Now, it has come to its final destination in Katowice, where the historic silverware will be hoisted by whichever team proves worthiest.Hajo Blingen, VP of EMEA Marketing at Acer Europe, spoke of the prestige of partnering with ESL for IEM Katowice, stating: “We are very proud to be associated with the Intel Extreme Masters that brings such exclusive and special moments to eSports fans across Europe.”Image credit: AcerRELATED: META High School Esports secures sponsors in Acer and IntelPerhaps most eye-catching of all Acer’s activations at IEM Katowice is the launch of the official Predator IEM PC range.Acer is the exclusive global PC partner of Intel Extreme Masters events for the next two years, and has reaffirmed that commitment with the new product line, featuring the Orion 5000, the Triton 900 and 500, and the Helios 700 and 300. The full range of high-performance gaming devices is now available for sale at major etailers, retailers, and the Acer Store.Although pre-planned fan experiences are an unfortunate victim of the removal of on-site attendance, users can still access exclusive, behind-the-scenes content and daily recaps on Predator Gaming’s Facebook and Instagram channels. Additionally, players inspired by the pros’ performances can sign up to the open beta of Planet9, Acer’s open community platform for gamers to build teams, practice together, and compete online. Planet9 is currently in open beta, with a public launch planned for Q2, 2020.Esports Insider says: Few companies have partnered with esports events to the depth that Acer has integrated with IEM Katowice. While the prohibition of on-site attendance is unfortunate for everyone involved, the event continues to draw impressive viewership online, providing an inspiring story of the hurdles that tournament organisers can overcome.Disclaimer: this article contains sponsored links.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube
Bartica Massacre trial… identified number 3 accused in ID paradeAt Thursday’s hearing into the ongoing Bartica massacre trial at the High Court, Police Constable Chester Benjamin took the stand and testified to being shot five times about the body, as he was found by a gunman moments before the bandits retreated.The accused: Dennis Williams, Mark Williams and Roger SimonDuring the February 17, 2008 attack, the Policeman was taking his dinner in station quarters upstairs when he heard a loud explosion and discovered that he was shot in the right arm shortly after.Constable Benjamin recalled that he then ran over to the kitchen window where he peeped and saw a “Rastaman” with long beard, long dread locks and camouflage clothing standing over the road by a shop – armed with a rifle. Benjamin told the court that after he moved from the window, he and a few other Constables went into a cupboard. A man then came into the kitchen and started firing, shouting “I gan kill yall ‘S’!”The 12-member jury heard that after the gunfire stopped, one of the bandits removed him from the cupboard and placed his foot on his stomach. In a turn of events, however, Benjamin noted that a voice downstairs shouted “Rehab!” After this, the men left the room and the Constable later told Inspector Sutton that he was shot more times. In the following moments, Benjamin claimed he had heard a vehicle drive away from the scene and shots were fired; while he, Sutton and several other ranks hid under Sutton’s bed. Thereafter, Benjamin said that he heard five or six gunshots in the direction of the Bartica Stelling.After the coast was clear, the men went downstairs and the Police rank testified to witnessing the injured and motionless bodies of several ranks, including Constable Osborne, who appeared to be dead. Sometime after, Benjamin left Bartica for the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted and treated for his injuries.Roger Simon identifiedLed by State Prosecutor Diana Kaulesar, Constable Benjamin testified further that while being stationed at Mackenzie, Linden in April 2008, he saw a “Rasta man” in the Police Station lockups. The Police witness recalled that this was the same man which he had seen on the night of the ghastly Bartica incident.Sometime afterwards, Benjamin noted that he was called to an identification parade (ID) at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) where he pointed out that the number seven person in the line-up was a “rasta man”. At Thursday’s court session, this individual was pointed out as Roger Simon, a co-accused in the 2008 massacre. Chester’s testimony contradicts that of other witnesses, who testified that Simon was never there. This had been the account of both Clebert Reece, who in November last year plead guilty to manslaughter for the Bartica attack and Dwane Williams, a gang member who was 15 years old at the time.Cross-examinationUnder cross-examination by Roger Simon’s Attorney, Peter Hugh, the Police Constable noted that he gave two statements to Police, but that in the original statement dated February 18, 2008, Simon was not implicated in the attack. Additionally, Benjamin admitted that he could not recall what Simon was wearing on the day that he (Simon) was at the Mackenzie Police Station.Boat worker’s diversion saves his lifeAt the morning session of the trial, Chester brothers, Ishmael and Wilbert, who were boat workers attached to the Boodhoo General Store at Bartica, also testified. Wilbert testified that after leaving the boat, he met up with a friend and purchased two beverages at a “Chiney” shop. Moments later, he heard gunfire and darted into the business, after which two men locked the door and he hid on the ground.After the ordeal ended, the man returned to the stelling, but became alarmed when he could not locate his brother on the boat. Recalling these events, Chester almost broke down in tears on the witness stand, but the court heard that he had later learnt that his brother was safe.However, other crew members on the boat encountered a different fate. Wilbert Chester recounted that the first two persons he checked had no pulse, but noted that Errol Thomas had a pulse. He took Thomas to the First Avenue monument, near the Police Station, but the man later died.Meanwhile, Chester told the court of witnessing the motionless bodies of two other persons. Other witness testified to five men being shot at the Stelling by “Fineman”, while it was also revealed that one man was allowed to go free.All three attorneys declined cross-examination of Wilbert Chester. The trial continues before Justice Roxanne George, SC this morning.In addition to Errol Thomas, 11 other persons were slaughtered during the Bartica attack. These included Police Lance Corporal ZaheerZakir, Constables Shane Fredericks and Ron Osborne; and civilians Edwin Gilkes, Dexter Adrian, Irving Ferreira, Deonarine Singh, Ronald Gomes, Ashraf Khan, Abdool Yasseen, and Baldeo Singh. Mark Williams, Dennis Williams, and Roger Simon are the three standing accused for the Bartica massacre.