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AISSOT Ends Charters for 6 VLCCs with Capital Ship Management

first_imgIraqi shipping and petroleum trading company Al-Iraqia Shipping Services & Oil Trading (AISSOT) has terminated the bareboat charters for six vessels owned by Capital Ship Management, the Greek vessel owner and operator said.The ships include M/T Atlantas, M/T Alexander, M/T Apollonas, M/T Atromitos, M/T Andronikos and M/T Agitos.The Marinakis-led company said that AISSOT gave notice it was terminating the charters and redelivering the ships to the owners in February 2020, when the estimated remaining period for the said charters was between three to six years.As informed, AISSOT’s termination was a result of their failure to comply with certain protective clauses of the respective charter parties, Capital Ship Management insisted upon.As a result, Capital called for redelivery of the vessels in December 2019 and referral of the dispute to arbitration.AISSOT continued to employ the vessels pending the outcome of the arbitration, however, the company eventually decided to redeliver the ships amid dire market conditions.“However, notwithstanding that AISSOT redelivered the vessels because of the state of the market, and with what owners believe to be wrongful conduct and in respect of which they reserve all their rights, the M/T ‘Andronikos (ex ‘Anbar’) was arrested purportedly as security for unsubstantiated “market” related damages,” Capital Ship Management added.“This is a clear effort to disrupt owners’ business and owners will seek damages in return from AISSOT and the AISSOT managed fleet, as well as its shareholders. “The greek shipowner plans to move immediately to release the vessel and post-security as required and does not expect any business disruption or delay in the vessels’ schedules.last_img read more

Leising makes progress in cursive writing debate

first_imgIndianapolis, In. —  After a seven-year battle, Oldenburg Republican state senator Jean Leising can claim a small victory.Leising has been working to get her colleagues to pass legislation that would make teaching cursive writing mandatory in Indiana schools. Now, House Enrolled Act 1420 will leave the decision up to individual school districts.An Indiana Department of Education study done in 2017 showed about 20-percent of school districts teach cursive curriculum without the law in place.Leising has consistently told her fellow lawmakers cursive writing is an important skill.last_img

IMCA amends Modified carburetor rules for 2019

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA has amended the carburetor rule for Modifieds for the 2019 race season. Specifically, that rule states one naturally aspirated two- or four-barrel carburetor only with Holley OEM or OEM replacement booster. Aerosol carburetor is allowed, however ICT boosters are not allowed in any division. “We work very hard to maintain the consistency of our rules and have to address the direction carburetors are going,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “We have to address the performance and associated costs.”center_img “We will stop the progression of the carburetor rule until we’re convinced they are in the best interest of the division,” he continued. “We’re not going to have the carburetor reinvented every year.”last_img

Rashid Khan a ‘valuable asset’ to the Guyana Amazon Warriors unit

first_imgGUYANA Amazon Warriors Operations Manager, Omar Khan, believes that Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be an immediate ‘valuable asset’ to the Warriors unit for the fifth edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament.Khan is among seven newcomers in the Warriors squad, and according to the Operations Manager, the 18-year-old has established a tremendous reputation since coming on the scene.“We don’t want to put him under pressure. He has established a tremendous reputation since coming on the scene, and this will be his first time coming to the CPL; first time he will be a part of our team, so we want to welcome him,” Khan stated.He added, “I am sure having seen his bowling skills, and the way he has been performing all over the world, he will be an almost valuable asset to our team.”Khan, who created history by becoming the first cricketer from Afghanistan to play in the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League, could be a great wicket-taking option for the Warriors as they aim for a maiden Hero CPL title.He has so far snared 42 wickets from 27 T20 Internationals and gives away only 5.91 runs per over.Roger HarperMeanwhile, head coach Roger Harper said the Warriors unit is hugely disappointed to lose the talent of Chris Lynn.Lynn has been replaced by Pakistan international Babar Azam.“We are hugely disappointed to lose the talent of Chris Lynn to shoulder injury, he was the leading scorer last year and we were happy to have him back. However, we are extremely delighted in getting a world-class replacement in Babar Azam. He is one of the most exciting batsmen in the world and we are sure that he will be a huge success for us at Hero CPL 2017,” Harper said in an article posted by CPL.Babar Azam is considered one of the most exciting young white ball batsmen in the world with an average of over 50 in both ODIs and T20I matches and recently displayed his immense talent in Guyana with a fine 125 not out in the second ODI match of the West Indies-Pakistan ODI Series.Babar was a vital part of the Pakistan team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June 2017, scoring 46 in the win in the final over India. The Guyana Amazon Warriors will be hoping that Babar can help them to their maiden Hero CPL title just as he helped Pakistan to their triumph at the Champions Trophy.The Warriors began their preparation on Wednesday with the pre-tournament encampment.last_img read more

IHOC : Syracuse searching for 1st conference win against conference powerhouse Mercyhurst

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has never been able to figure out the dynasty that’s keeping it from permanently ascending to the top of the conference. Mercyhurst has the Orange’s number.Although SU has come close to toppling the Lakers, it has never been able to pull through completely. And Kallie Billadeau said that has SU motivated to take on Mercyhurst again.‘They’ve just been a big dynasty, and we’ve never really been able to beat them,’ Billadeau said. ‘They push us physically, and that’s all you can ask for is a great rival like that.’The Syracuse program is only 4 years old, but it has not beaten Mercyhurst in 16 tries. Even during this disappointing season, the Orange earned its first-ever tie with the Lakers on Jan. 7 at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Now, still searching for its first conference win of the season, the Orange (9-18-3, 0-5-3 College Hockey America) travels to Erie, Pa., with a pair of opportunities to knock off the No. 5 Lakers (19-6-2, 5-1-2 CHA) and add a signature victory down the stretch.During the first-ever series between the teams, the Lakers rubbed Orange head coach Paul Flanagan the wrong way.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse kept the deficit to 2-1 until late in the third period before the Lakers scored a pair of late goals to finish with a 4-1 victory. In the second match, Mercyhurst ran up the score on the overmatched Orange in a 7-1 win.‘We felt we’re not that far off,’ Flanagan said. ‘Then we came up here for Saturday afternoon and they beat us 8-1 (sic). And they had Meghan Agosta and all their top players on the ice with 45 seconds left to play on their power play to try to make it 9-1.‘They were just trying to kill us, and I felt that was just kind of dirty play. I don’t coach that way. I would never coach that way.’Since then, Syracuse has played plenty of meaningful games with Mercyhurst, but each time SU came up short. In each of the past two seasons, the Lakers knocked off Syracuse in the CHA championship, preventing the program with aspirations to reach the NCAA tournament.For the program to achieve that lofty goal, it needs to prove it can compete with elite competition. Until this season, the Orange hadn’t even managed a tie with Mercyhurst.This year, the team broke through.For a team that has played the Lakers tough, it was only a matter of time for SU to finally salvage a point. Now that Syracuse has proven it can play with Mercyhurst, the next step is getting a win.‘We tied them the last time but were not happy with that,’ SU forward Margot Scharfe said. ‘We want to beat them and make some history and show them that we can compete with them.’And though the game against the Lakers serves as a bit of extra motivation, the biggest concern right now for this Orange team is simply getting a conference win.Earlier in the season, SU went more than a month without a victory, but recently the team has shown flashes that it is able to win games. The Orange struggled for much of January with scoring goals, but Scharfe emerged as a go-to scorer to spark SU’s offense.But lately, the defense has faltered, allowing nine goals to Robert Morris in two losses last weekend.Flanagan has emphasized the importance of playing a full 60 minutes all season. Unfortunately for Syracuse, that has been something it has struggled to do. That being said, the Orange is motivated to put together a complete performance against Mercyhurst.And SU is hoping that will be enough to finally take down the conference powerhouse.‘Honestly,’ Billadeau said. ‘Our first conference win alone is much needed, but definitely against them it would be something special and something that we would never forget, so we’ll try to make it happen.’dbwilson@syr.educenter_img Published on February 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Band plays in London for pre-Olympics tour

first_imgThe band’s biennial trips are always associated with an event and are often related to pre-Olympics celebrations. Whether playing in a torch relay or taking a pre-Olympics tour, the Spirit of Troy has been associated with the 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2002 Olympic Games.“This is one of the unique things that we’re able to do in the Trojan Marching Band,” Bartner said. “It enhances our band program as a worldwide organization. We’ve been to Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Paris . . . and this gives us a worldwide reputation.”Chris Roman, a junior in the band who did not go to London, said the trip provides the band with an opportunity to display spirit off-campus and to maintain its reputation.“I think it’s a good opportunity for us to show our school spirit off-campus because we are a spirit organization, but we are not just spirited at basketball games or football games,” Roman said. “It also helps solidify our reputation as one of the biggest and best college bands out there.”Bartner said the Spirit of Troy will showcase a marching band style that differs from that of a traditional British band.“The concerts are the most fun because the British band tradition is very different than ours,” Bartner said. “It’s very stoic. For a lot of [Londoners], this will be the first time they see our marching band culture.”Brett Padelford, director of public relations for the USC Trojan Marching Band, said the trip is an opportunity for the band to serve as representatives for the university abroad.“I like to say we’re the international ambassadors for the university,” Padelford said. “Football is huge in America, but they don’t really understand American football overseas, so we are the overseas ambassadors.”Padelford said the trip is unique and is fitting, given USC’s international presence in athletics. USC is the only university to have an athlete win a gold medal in every summer Olympic games since 1912.[Correction: A previous version of this story misattributed a quote to Brett Padelford, director of public relations for the USC Trojan Marching Band. The article has been amended.] The USC Trojan Marching Band traveled to London on Monday to play in three concerts this week at Canary Wharf, Potters Field and Trafalgar Square, as part of the band’s pre-Olympics tour. The band will return home May 21.Every other year since 1988, band director Arthur Bartner has led the ensemble on an international trip. Bartner said he chose London for the 2012 excursion because of excitement in Great Britain’s capital with the Summer Olympics, which begin July 27, and the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, which recognizes her 60th year of reign.“We’re going to offer our kids a wonderful experience and different culture,” Bartner said.London calling · Drummers appear at a concert in Vienna during a 2002 trip. The Trojan Marching Band typically travels abroad biennially. – Photo Courtesy of the Trojan Marching Bandlast_img read more

Loughmore looking for revenge against Sars.

first_imgHowever with Sars having a number of Senior players on their Under 21 squad he knows it’ll be a tough challenge.Throw in is at 12 noon on Sunday at the Ragg. Loughmore-Castleiney go into this weekends Mid Under 21 A hurling final as underdogs but manager Declan Laffan says it’s still likely to be a close contest.They face Thurles Sarsfields on Sunday.Laffan says his side are hoping to gain revenge for the County Senior Hurling Final defeat.last_img

Ireland move up in FIFA rankings

first_imgIn Premier League news, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says there’s been no decision made yet on the futures of Christian Benteke and Jordan Ibe.The two players are being linked with Crystal Palace and Bournemouth respectively.But Klopp isn’t giving much away. Martin O’Neill’s side are up 2 places to 31st in the latest FIFA rankings.Northern Ireland are down 3 places to 28th while Argentina remain top and Belgium are second.last_img

Schmeichel wants Philemon McCarthy at FC Copenhagen

first_imgDanish and Manchester United goalkeeping legend Peter BolesÅ‚aw Schmeichel is said to have endorsed Hearts of Oaks goalkeeper Philemon McCarthy to Danish giants FC Copenhagen.The 50 year old Schmeichel played close to 400 games for Manchester United and helped Denmark to win the 1992 European Title wants one of Denmark’s most successful football clubs to sign the Hearts of Oak and former Black Stars goalkeeper this summer.The 1992 and 1993 World’s Best Goalkeeper is said to be impressed with the agility of McCarthy and has told club Chairman, John Dueholm and manager, Ståle Solbakken to sign the Hearts goalkeeper before other clubs snatch him.According to a Hearts source FC Copenhagen has already made enquiries about the goalkeeper but is yet to return with an offer which Hearts say would be well assessed.“Based on the advice from Schmeichel F.C. Copenhagen through their agents have made enquiries but are yet to come up with an offer” sources close to the agent said.F.C. Copenhagen plays in the Danish Superliga and is one of the most successful clubs in Danish football. It is also the highest-ranking Scandinavian club in the UEFA team rankings list, currently the 45th best club in Europe.The club is also currently ranked as the 43rd best club in the world by the IFFHS.F.C. Copenhagen has won ten Danish Superliga championships, five Danish Cup trophies, and the Scandinavian tournament Royal League twice.last_img read more

Chris Martin injury update: Braves reliever (oblique) out for remainder of NLDS, report says

first_img MLB playoffs 2019: One reason Dodgers, Braves, Cardinals could win World Series Martin suffered an oblique injury and will undergo an MRI on Friday. He told WSB-TV he will be out for the remainder of the NLDS. Related News Chris Martin was acquired to strengthen the Braves’ bullpen for the stretch run and the playoffs, but he left his first postseason appearance before throwing a pitch in Game 1 on Thursday.Martin came into the game in the top of the eighth with the Braves leading the Cardinals 3-1, threw his warmup pitches and then called the trainer out to see him. The trainer talked with Martin and manager Brian Snitker and then Martin immediately left the game. Braves pitcher Chris Martin tells me he’s getting an MRI tomorrow on oblique strain and he’s out for reminder of NLDS— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) October 4, 2019Luke Jackson came in to replace Martin. He allowed a home run to Paul Goldschmidt on his first batter faced to cut the lead to 3-2.Martin posted a 4.08 ERA in 17 2/3 innings with the Braves after coming over in a trade with the Rangers at the deadline.last_img read more