ANL Charters Boxship from GSL

first_imgContainership charter owner Global Ship Lease (GSL) has inked a new time charter with ANL, a subsidiary of CMA CGM, for GSL Keta.Built in 2003, the 2,207 TEU containership was previously known as Delmas Keta.The new charter, commencing later this month, is for a period of between seven and ten months at a rate of USD 8,450 per day, up from USD 7,800 per day under the preceding charter.What is more, the company has exercised options to extend the existing charters of the 2002-built, 2,207 TEU Marie Delmas and Kumasi to CMA CGM through December 31, 2019, at a rate of USD 9,800 per day. The company retains additional options, in its favor, to further extend both charters through 2020.“Our success entering into this new charter at a higher rate highlights the firming fundamentals for mid-size and smaller containerships. Furthermore, through both this new charter and the exercise of two options at attractive rates, we are pleased to have further expanded our contracted revenue backlog and consolidated our relationship with the CMA CGM group,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, said.Earlier this month, CMA CGM decided to charter four boxships from Poseidon Containers. Poseidon Containers recently announced a merger with GSL, aiming at creating a containership charter owner focused on mid-sized and smaller vessels.As of September 30, 2018, Global Ship Lease owned 19 vessels with a total capacity of 85,136 TEU and an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, of 13.7 years. All 19 vessels are fixed on time charters, 17 of which are with CMA CGM.last_img read more

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CHC chief executive resigns. Interim CEO named

first_imgPresident and chief executive officer of helicopter operator CHC has resigned to accept an opportunity outside of the oil and gas industry.CHC said on Wednesday that president and CEO Karl Fessenden would resign from the company on August 2.Dave Balevic, SVP of engineering and operations, will assume the role of interim CEO while the company looks for Fessenden’s successor.Fessenden said: “It has been a privilege working shoulder-to-shoulder with the best team in the business. I want to thank the team and the board of managers for their support.“CHC is in a strong position both financially and competitively in the marketplace, and the course to a bright future is set by continuing to execute our strategy.”John Gremp, chairman of CHC board of managers, added: “On behalf of the board, we thank Karl for his service and many accomplishments during his tenure as CEO. We will always be grateful for his leadership at a critical juncture in CHC’s history. We wish Karl and his family the very best.“[…] we are fortunate to have Dave step in as interim CEO. He has the board’s full confidence and will ensure continuity while we conduct a thorough search for a permanent replacement.”Fessenden was named president and CEO of CHC Helicopter and a board member of its parent company, CHC Group, in February 2015. He came to CHC from GE.Fessenden led multiple global-service business units at GE Energy and GE Aviation. Most recently he directed GE’s integration of the Alstom power-generation business, the largest acquisition in GE’s history.Before that, he managed GE’s $8 billion Power Generation Services unit, the largest industrial-services business at GE. His background includes 15 years in the aviation sector with GE and Pratt & Whitney.As for Balevic, he was appointed to his current position in May 2015, coming to CHC with 26 years of progressive leadership experience at General Electric.During his time at GE, he held roles in aviation, power generation, and oil and gas.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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400 kilos of ‘ice’ seized in Australia

first_imgA search of an air cargo consignmentthat arrived at a Sydney freight depot from the US on Oct. 15 found 768 bottlesof sriracha chili sauce, “with presumptive testing returning a positiveindicator for methylamphetamine (ice),” New South Wales state police said. SYDNEY – Four men were arrested forsmuggling 400 kilograms of crystal meth, “or ice” worth an estimated A$300million ($210 million) concealed in bottles of sriracha hot chili sauce fromthe United States (US), Australian police said on Thursday. Seized bottles of sriracha hot chilli sauce, which were later found to conceal “crystal meth or ice,” are seen in Sydney, Australia on Oct. 15. MANDATORY CREDIT NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS Police arrested a 36-year-old man onSunday and made two more arrests on Monday at the car park of a hotel inSydney’s central business district. A fourth man was arrested on Thursdaymorning. Ice, or crystal methamphetamine, isone of the most potent varieties of amphetamine drug. The name “ice” becamepopular due to its white little “crystals” and glass-like appearance.(Reuters)last_img read more

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EIAC Golf Meet At Brookhill

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs shot their best 18 hole score of the year, but finished 3 strokes behind the Connersville Lady Spartans at the EIAC Championship at Brookhill Golf Course on Saturday.Team Scores:  Connersville 357, Batesville 360, Franklin County 366, East Central 389, Greensburg 407, Rushville 474, South Dearborn INC, and Lawrenceburg INC.Madison McCreary-Batesville won her third straight EIAC MVP shooting a2-over par 73.  2nd Lindsay Hackelman C 77, 3rd Madison Harsh B 82, 4th Tate Adams C 82, 5th Dana Bransetter FC 83, 6th Taylor Erfman FC 85, 7th Brianna Stagge G 87, 8th Skyler McHahon EC 89, 9th Payton Ewing G 94,10th Anna Hensley SD 95, 11th K Ryan EC 96, T-12th Maddie Rose C 98, T-12th Kendyl Brack FC 98, and T-12th Meghyn Kischoff R 98.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img read more

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Bulldogs And Panthers Split Middle School Football Games

first_imgBatesville’s 7th grade football team fell to Jennings County 20-6.The Bulldogs scored first on a 7 yard pass from RJ Powell to Pros Moorman. Jennings County scored right before half to make it 6-6. It stayed this score until midway through the 4th quarter when JC returned a punt for a TD. On the ensuing kickoff the Bulldogs fumbled and JC returned it for another TD. Damon Grieshop, Adam Longstreth, and Jerimiah Lemmel played well for the defense. Kody Hooten, Logan Adams, and Ben Schebler opened good holes on the offensive line.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.The 8th grade beat a very good Jennings County team 22-6 on Tuesday night.The 8th grade offensive line consisting of Owen Hudepohl, Abe Peetz, Carson Fulton, Ethan Meyer and Max Foutch was dominate all night. The dominate play of the line opened several holes which allowed Isiah Riffle to score three touchdowns. Also playing very well for the Bulldogs were Braydon Linkel and Seth Gausman.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clay Kellerman.last_img read more

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Car show, test and tune Saturday at Sheridan

first_imgSHERIDAN, Wyo. – Sheridan Speedway’s car show and test and tune are this Saturday, April 28.The car show will be held at Holiday Inn’s north parking lot from 11 a.m.-1p.m. Fans are invited to come visit with their favorite drivers and see how the new rides look for the 2018 racing season.The test and tune will follow from 2 p.m. sharp to 4 p.m. Driver/car fee will be $10 and there is no charge for spectator admission.Sheridan sanctions both the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.last_img read more

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Tony Pulis unaware of James McClean sparking melee after West Brom victory

first_img “It was a tough game,” he said. “The good thing for us was getting a result after the Everton match when we were 2-0 up and then conceded three goals in the last 20 minutes, which was a real kick in the stomach. “For confidence as much as anything else it was important to come and win here.” Boaz Myhill saved from Billy Jones in the first half but the game was instantly forgettable until McClean’s fist-pump gesture to the visiting fans. It left Sunderland second bottom and they could fall to the foot of the Premier League table if Newcastle avoid defeat to Norwich on Sunday. But Allardyce claimed Berahino fouled Pantilimon for Albion’s winner. He said: “We’ll probably get a ticking off for surrounding the referee after the goal went in but I could hardly blame them for that because the referee has made such a big error. If we get a double punishment it’ll be pretty difficult to take. “It wasn’t our fault we lost the game, I thought it was his fault on a decision he made not to give a free kick.” Sunderland face Newcastle at the Stadium of Light next Sunday with both teams yet to win in the league this season, and Allardyce hopes the Black Cats can continue their winning sequence against the Magpies. He said: “All they have to do is carry on from five times before, they have been in this position before. The last five games they have played Newcastle they have won. “They didn’t look like conceding a goal today which is a great platform for us to build on.” Press Association Saido Berahino cashed in on Costel Pantilimon’s second-half error to condemn Sam Allardyce to defeat in his first game in charge of the Black Cats. Republic of Ireland international McClean, who left Sunderland in 2013, was jeered by the visiting fans all game and while Pulis did not see the incident – which saw McClean confronted by Danny Graham and Lee Cattermole after the final whistle – he insisted he will study the evidence. “Let me have a look at it first,” he said. “I’d heard a roar or whatever and didn’t know whether the players were involved in something. “If he’s out of order I’ll speak to him. “He played really well today, James. He’s settled in really well and is a smashing lad and the lads have really taken to him, he’s a really nice lad. “He’s not the sharpest tool in the box, and that’s not being disrespectful to him. But he’s a smashing lad.” Victory moved Albion seven points clear of the bottom three and Pulis admitted the win was vital. The former Sunderland man sparked anger after he celebrated in front of the visiting fans following the Baggies’ 1-0 win. He claimed he was hung out to dry by the club following his refusal to wear a Remembrance Day poppy in 2012. West Brom boss Tony Pulis vowed to talk to James McClean if he finds the midfielder crossed the line.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Those who tuned in watched a live video game of 35 NASCAR racers competing at an exact replica of Texas Motor Speedway, where the series was scheduled to be Sunday before the coronavirus shutdown. Fox was able to obtain feeds of drivers racing on simulators everywhere from their bedrooms, basements, garages and, in the case of last week’s winner, Denny Hamlin’s living room.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSGeorgetown’s McClung to test NBA waters, could returnUNDATED (AP) — Georgetown sophomore guard Mac McClung is prepared to test his draft value.McClung has announced that he is declaring for the NBA draft after averaging 15.7 points and 2.4 assists for the Hoyas this past season. However, he is maintaining his college eligibility in case he decides to stay at Georgetown. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSEdmonds has pneumonia, awaiting coronavirus test resultsUNDATED (AP) — Four-time All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds is being treated with pneumonia as he also awaits test results for the coronavirus. — Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed. The credit card giant’s Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27 sports. They include soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles and 800-meter Olympic champion David Rudisha. Visa had already filmed some promotional campaigns with athletes for the Tokyo Games that will require some reworking.— The National Athletic Trainers Association has partnered with the Go4Ellis platform on an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended to give health care providers a database to look for help nationwide. More than 950 athletic trainers have signed up over the last week.— Monday’s final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. The Kentucky Derby has been pushed back from May 2 to Sept. 5, and Maryland and New York racing officials are continuing discussions to decide when the Preakness and Belmont stakes will be run. When the Triple Crown dates are settled, a deadline for late nominations will be announced.— Italy’s sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through April. The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday, but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that.— The International Boxing Hall of Fame has canceled its Hall of Fame weekend in June because of the coronavirus pandemic. Executive director Ed Brophy said Sunday that this year’s class will be honored at the induction ceremony in June 2021. McClung missed time because of a right foot injury this year and appeared in only 21 of Georgetown’s 32 games. He averaged 13.1 points as a freshman.In other college basketball news:— Rutgers has taken another step toward becoming a major basketball threat in the Big Ten Conference, getting a commitment from Cliff Omoruyi. The highly regarded center confirmed his choice Sunday in a telephone call with The Associated Press, adding Auburn and Arizona State also were under consideration. Rutgers could not comment. Omoruyi is the first New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year to commit to Rutgers.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-LAMBRIGHT-OBITEx-Huskies coach Lambright dies NFL-NEWSChiefs bring back wide receiver RobinsonUNDATED (AP) —The defending Super Bowl champs have their top four receivers in the fold.DeMarcus Robinson has accepted a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are maintaining an aerial attack that includes receivers Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman. Robinson grabbed 32 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns last season, his fourth since being taken by the Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2016 draft.Although Watkins is signed through next season, he may be asked to restructure his hefty contract or take a pay cut in the coming days. SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington says that former Huskies football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77.Lambright spent nearly four decades associated with the Washington program as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He was 44-25-1 as the Huskies head coach and never had a losing record but was fired following the 1998 season.Washington’s best season under Lambright came in 1995 when it shared the Pac-10 title but missed out on a trip to the Rose Bowl.No cause of death was given.Lambright was arrested in 2014 and at that time his family stated he was suffering from dementia and his condition was worsening.center_img CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus.Timmy Hill won the virtual race at Texas Motor Speedway, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after NASCAR’s 36-race season was suspended four events into the year.Hill is considered among the top competitors in iRacing, a subscription-based gaming platform. His virtual victory was his 674th in the game.One highlight came when Daniel Suarez was parked by iRacing officials for intentionally trying but failing to crash Ty Dillon.Fox Sports again used its team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon to call the race, which was aired both on Fox in some markets and nationwide on its cable channel. The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on his Instagram Story saying he was back home after testing positive for pneumonia for the first time in his life. He announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms.Edmonds ended his 17-year major league career in 2010 after earning eight Gold Gloves. He was a lifetime .284 hitter with 393 home runs, 1,199 RBIs and a .903 OPS.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. A team spokesman says one employee was hospitalized and the other was recovering at home. The spokesman also said there was “nothing definitive” indicating the session “contributed to exposure” since the test results weren’t received until March 23 and 24.— Tokyo Olympic organizers expect to talk with IOC President Thomas Bach this week about potential dates for next year’s rescheduled games, with several reports suggesting they will be in the same July-August time slot. The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March 30, 2020 In other NFL news:— Wide receiver Geronimo Allison has left the Packers for a package with the Lions. Allison played the past four seasons with Green Bay and had 34 receptions for 287 yards and two TDs last year.— Defensive tackle Derek Wolfe has OK’d a one-year deal with the Ravens after playing eight seasons with the Broncos. Wolfe had seven sacks in 12 games last season before going on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. He fills the void left by the unexpected departure last week of free agent Michael Brockers.NASCAR-iRACINGiRacing standout wins virtual NASCAR race Associated Press last_img read more

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Olamide, Davido, Tekno, Others for 2017 Access Bank /Lagos City Marathon

first_img“We are grateful to the Governor of Lagos State His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode for making available the prize money for all categories of athletes before the race. All runners competing in this edition of the marathon will get their prize money as soon as they cross the line and are presented medals’’.Olopade said only athletes whose samples are collected by doping officers for test will not get their prize money until the results of the test are out.He urged Lagosians to emulate their counterparts in other parts of the world and come out in their thousands to support the runners, “this edition is bigger and better but the main ingredient in any sporting event is the fans and am appealing to Lagosians to emulate their counterparts in New York, Accra, London, Dubai and other parts of the world and come out enmass to cheer the runners’’.Olopade also hinted that all physically challenged runners participating in the second edition of the Access Bank/ Lagos City Marathon will get appearance fee.He noted that the appearance fee for physically challenged runners will be paid by race sponsor Access Bank, 7 Up, Bet Naija, the General Manager of Marathon Yussuf Alli and his company Nilayo Nigeria Limited.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Top Nigeria musical act, Olamide Adedeji, (Olamide ) and David Adeleke (Davido) are among top artistes listed to perform at the 2017 Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 11 in the former federal capital city.Others listed to also thrill live at the finish line of the 42km race at the Eko Atlantic city include; Pana crooner, Tekno, Seyi Shey, Kiss Daniel, Koker, Melrouge, Small Doctor and Jire.Meanwhile, organisers of the marathon race have been assured that winners at the February 11, 2017 Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon are guaranteed payment of their prizes immediately they complete the race.According to Project Consultant to the race, Bukola Olopade, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and title sponsors of the event, Access Bank Plc have stashed away the prize-money to ensure that there are no controversies over the money.last_img read more

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Scholars identify new gene

first_imgSean Curran, assistant professor in Biogerontology, and Shanshan Pang, postdoctoral fellow, have identified a gene which allow organisms to adapt to dietary changes, according to their published report in Cell Metabolism.Dynamic Duo · Assistant Professor Sean Curran (left) and Shanshan Pang (right) utilized a milimeter-long worm to study the new gene. – Akshat Khanna | Daily TrojanCurran and Pang observed the effects of diet on the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans, a millimeter-long worm frequently used as a model organism. The specific gene identified in their study, alh-6, is expressed in a wide range of organisms, ranging from yeast bacteria to humans. Specimens with a mutated alh-6 gene aged prematurely when subjected to a nonstandard diet.“Although in people we have the same genes, [alh-6], there are small differences, and that’s going to change just slightly how the function works,” Curran said. “I think there’s going to be hundreds more gene-diet pairs to be found. Because [the research] is at the early stages, it’s hard to predict how many there are going to be, or how long it’s going to take.”Though most students might not necessarily adhere to a strict diet such as veganism or a ketogenic diet, eating to promote good health seems to be a common goal.“I just subscribe to a balanced diet,” said Maya Barnes, a junior majoring in business administration. “You want to eat proteins and good fats, but that doesn’t mean completely cutting out everything you want to eat.”Diet can be of particular importance to athletes. It is difficult, however, to empirically gauge the effectiveness of a diet for an individual without going through a process of trial and error.Zacharie Smith, an undeclared freshman, noted how his commitment to football affects his diet.“I’m just trying to eat more often throughout the day, eating smaller meals, [eating] fruits and vegetables and trying to stay away from pasta,” he said.Roberto Yslas, a junior majoring in economics and mathematics and an avid hockey player, echoed Smith’s sentiment.“I don’t really like the word           ‘diet’ — I prefer the word ‘nutrition,’ Yslas said. “I choose foods that will fuel my body and the good thing is I happen to find that those things taste good too.”Curran envisions a future in which individuals can be matched together with their optimal diets.“Instead of having to trial-and-error test a diet, we eventually can just make correlations and clinically test specific genetic backgrounds and specific diets, and see if those combinations work,” Curran said. “Now, we live in an era when you can sequence your genome for a thousand bucks. Once we identify more of these gene and diet pairs, when you’re born, you can have your genome sequenced and — based on the genes — we can find your chance of success on this diet or on that diet.”Barnes noted that she could see a profitable future for personal diet planning.“I can see [personalized diet planning] becoming successful, because we’ve seen that different kinds of workouts work better for different people, so it would make sense that people metabolize foods differently and with varying levels of success,” Barnes said.Curran believes that though pairing individuals with genetically compatible diets could improve longevity or lead to weight loss, the primary goal of diet pairing would be to increase quality of life and promote good health.“If some scientific method does prove that this is going to be better for your sustenance or growth, I don’t think it could hurt,” said Ashima Sharma, a senior majoring in chemical engineering. “I would diet to promote the best health I can get.”last_img read more

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