Stay with us – Russell tells Windies fans

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAll-round brilliance by Russell takes Tallawahs to top of Hero CPLJuly 19, 2016In “Sports”‘Just wanted to bat out the day’ – BravoOctober 18, 2016In “latest news””Our batting is in a good place and that’s important”- W.I CoachMarch 14, 2014In “Sports” Andre Russell showed what he’s made of in the opening Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan – and that was with the ball. The inspirational allrounder was picked more for his sensational batting than his swift bowling, but he stunned the Pakistanis with some sizzling short stuff which led to their batting collapse.After the match he told the world to “show some respect” that he just as lethal a fast bowler as any other in the tournament.West Indies won by seven wickets with 218 balls to spare to go top of the ten-team standings. In a passionate message to the adoring fans Russell said:“We gave you the start you desired and we definitely feeling the love. This start showed we can do it and we’re on our way. We’re not going to get complacent, and we’re not going to say ‘we’ve already won it’. We’re going to give ourselves the best chance … taking it game by game.”With matches starting early in England at 10:30am, that is 5:30am in the Eastern Caribbean and 4:30am in Jamaica. Fans have been waking up early to catch the action on ESPN Caribbean as well as follow in Cricket West Indies social media pages.“We won’t allow you to wake up so early in the morning and ruin your sleep and then disappoint you. We’re trying our very best. We are here to win the matches for our West Indies fans and take it all the way to lift the trophy at Lord’s. Stay with us… believe in us. We will do it for you, our loyal fans,” Russell added.The 31-year-old Jamaican also gave an update on his fitness ahead of the next encounter against Australia. It will be the first time the two teams face each other since June, 2016 and will also be at day game at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.“I’ve been struggling with my knee for the last couple of months. When they were nine wickets down, I just ran off to get a bit of treatment. I’m not worried. I’ve got five days until our next game against Australia so I’m definitely going to do some work on it. I’ll be fully fit by then,” Russell said. (CWI) read more

Fortescue completes tug fleet and towage infrastructure at Herb Elliott Port

first_imgFortescue Metals Group has celebrated the completion of its fleet of tugs and towage infrastructure at the company’s Herb Elliott Port, in Port Hedland, Western Australia.Founder and Chairman, Andrew Forrest (pictured on the left), together with Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Gaines (pictured on the right), and the core leadership team, were joined by local politicians and members of the Port Hedland community to celebrate the milestone ahead of tug operations commencing in July.Fortescue has procured and constructed six tugs and leased a further three tugs, including six Advanced Rotor Tugs 85-32W, which were constructed by Damen Shipyards at the Song Cam and Damen Song Cam shipyards, in Vietnam, it said. The tugs will be based at the new nine berth tug and harbour facility, located in the vicinity of Fortescue’s berths one to three at Anderson Point.Forrest said: “As Australia’s economic and industrial gateway to Asia, the port of Port Hedland is the largest bulk export port in the world. It is an economic powerhouse of our country generating countless jobs and businesses directly across the nation and supporting the standard of living of us all.“Since Fortescue was founded, we have set ourselves the toughest stretch targets we could. We aimed to develop the world’s most advanced vertically integrated bulk operations infrastructure, and to seamlessly link this with our core exploration, metallurgical and mining operations.“Our aim was to develop an integrated world leading system to deliver critical ores that would build the economies of nations. The strategic decisions made by the Board to build our fleet of ore carriers and Fortescue owned and operated towage capability mark the critical completion of this part of Fortescue’s journey.”Gaines added: “Fortescue operates the most efficient bulk port operation in Australia and the towage fleet represents the final element in our supply chain, with our innovative new tug fleet able to provide safe and reliable towage services and additional towage capacity for all Port Hedland users. The tug fleet and new facilities will maximise the efficiencies of our operation and provide long-term sustainable towage services crucial to meeting the demands of our customers.“I would like to thank the entire Fortescue team for their work to bring us to the point of operational readiness, as well as the Pilbara Ports Authority, Damen Song Cam Shipyard, who constructed the vessels, and KOTUG and Westug Pty Ltd, who will manage the towage operations.”last_img read more