Image source: IHCRoyal IHC has joined Maritime by Holland (NML) – a foundation which plays a connecting role between subsectors and the maritime sector as a whole. Together with the branches, NML stimulates mutual cooperation, also with the government and the knowledge and educational institutions.On the other hand, NML is committed to increasing the visibility of the Dutch maritime sector as an internationally distinctive sector in order to improve, among other things, its international competitive position.Maritime by Holland connects twelve maritime sectors: ports, offshore, maritime suppliers, shipbuilding, shipping, hydraulic engineering, maritime services and knowledge institutes, inland navigation, Royal Netherlands Navy, yacht building / water sports industry and fishing.With 17,200 companies employing some 259,000 people, the sector realizes a total added value of 22.8 billion euros.
The BBC’s Lee James joined Joy Sports George Addo Jnr on this week’s edition of the Joy Sports/BBC two way series. The conversation this week was mainly about the big game this weekend between defending champions Chelsea and league leaders Arsenal.Other interesting fixtures to look forward to this weekend are Manchester United at home against Southampton, Crystal Palace up against Tottenham and Leicester City at home to Stoke City.Click link to listen to this week’s conversation.
1 Saido Berahino West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists the club have yet to receive a bid for striker Saido Berahino during the January transfer window.Berahino’s future has been uncertain since handing in a transfer request at the start of the season amid several rejected offers from Tottenham.The rumours reignited when the 22-year-old was left out of the matchday squad at Bristol City for Tuesday night’s FA Cup third round replay, before it was confirmed that he was missing through illness.This week Spurs, along with Chelsea and Newcastle, were reported to have tabled bids but Pulis denied that such an approach had been made.WOULD TOTTENHAM BE WISE TO RESIST THE BERAHINO TEMPTATION?Pulis expects the speculation surrounding his joint-top goalscorer to continue until the transfer window closes on February 1.“The present situation is the club has not received any offers at all so everything is speculation and you can’t stop people talking,” said Pulis at his pre-match press conference on Friday.“I’m more disappointed for Saido. I told him at the beginning of the window the circus starts again.“If something happens, something happens and he understands that from the last window.“Unless he’s sold now, tomorrow or the next two days it could go to the deadline – it’s a good story.”