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Brokers: Vitol Tied to Two More LPG Tankers at HHI

first_imgDutch energy and commodity trading group Vitol has declared options for two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers at South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), according to the latest report from Intermodal.The 84,000 cbm gas carriers would be fitted with ballast water treatment systems and scrubbers to meet the International Maritime Organization’s sulphur cap set to come into effect 2020According to the report, the newbuildings are slated for delivery in 2019. Nevertheless, the price details of the duo have not been disclosed.When approached by World Maritime News for a statement on the report, Vitol did not want to comment.In July this year, HHI was contracted by Vitol to build two 84,000 cbm LPG tankers with an option to build six more.As reported earlier, the company was said to be paying a sum of USD 68 million per vessel.Separately, on Monday, Hyundai said it won an order for five additional very large ore carriers from Polaris Shipping.The order, worth USD 400 million, is an option being exercised as part of a contract signed on September 25, when Polaris ordered ten VLOCs of the same class from HHI.Based on the shipbuilder’s latest estimate,  HHI Group’s shipbuilding affiliates have so far this year won new orders of 110 ships worth USD 6.7 billion, 90% of the USD 7.5 billion annual target.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Tokyo MOU Welcomes Panama as Full Member

first_imgPort state control organization Tokyo MOU has accepted Panama as the 21st member authority.This was decided at the Tokyo MOU’s 30th meeting in Majuro, the Marshall Islands, held from October 14 to 17, 2019.Having completed a three-year term as a cooperating member authority, Panama applied for full membership of the Tokyo MOU. The committee considered the application and the report of a fact finding mission, which confirmed full compliance with the qualitative membership criteria by Panama.In accordance with provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region (Tokyo MOU), the committee unanimously agreed to accept Panama as the member authority.As explained, the committee considered and adopted amendments to the memorandum relating to full membership of Panama.Tokyo MOU was signed among eighteen maritime authorities in the region in December 1993 and came into operation in April 1994.Current full member authorities include Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philipines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam, with Mexico being a cooperating member.last_img read more

EPL: Liverpool destroy Palace, move closer to title

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool were back at their lethal best to beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Anfield on Wednesday, moving within two points of securing the Premier League title.The victory, with goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane, ensured Juergen Klopp’s side could be crowned champions on Thursday if second-placed Manchester City fail to win at Chelsea. Should Pep Guardiola’s side win at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool could finish the job with a victory in their next game, against defending champions City, on July 2.“We’ve worked hard for this over the past few years and as a squad this is what we’ve dreamed of. We’re in a good position so hopefully we’ll be able to get across the line pretty soon,” said right back Alexander-Arnold, whose superb free kick broke the deadlock.It was such a dominant performance from Klopp’s side, who had been held to a 0-0 draw by Everton on Sunday, that Palace did not have a single touch in Liverpool’s penalty area — the first time that has occurred in the Premier League since Opta began collating such stats in 2008.After the Liverpool anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ was played in front of the empty stadium, Roy Hodgson’s Palace suffered an early blow when Wilfried Zaha limped off injured in the 15th minute.Alexander-Arnold fired Liverpool ahead in the 23rd minute with a perfectly-executed curling free kick into the top corner. Salah doubled the advantage, a minute before the interval, chesting down a cross-field pass from Fabinho before skipping goalwards and slotting home.Brazilian Fabinho made it 3-0 with a thundering drive from 25 metres out before Mane added the fourth, finishing off a classic break from Liverpool’s front three.Mane started the move, slipping the ball inside to Roberto Firmino who found Salah on the right, the Egyptian delivering a perfect pass to the on-running Mane who confidently drove home.Liverpool have 86 points from 31 games with City 23 points behind ahead of their trip to Chelsea.Tags: Crystal PalaceFabinhoJurgen KloppLiverpoolMohamed SalahSadio ManeTrent Alexander-ArnoldWilfried Zahalast_img read more

State Transfers Nursing Home Residents with COVID-19 to Hospitals, as DeSantis Seeks Facilities

first_imgThe Agency for Health Care Administration recently issued a directive outlining strict protocols for how a facility is required to respond when it has at least one case of the virus. Additionally,, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees Medicare and Medicaid, has issued new federal flexibility in our state to allow hospitals to bill at an established rate so they can accept residents who are positive for COVID-19 but may not need to be hospitalized.Florida acted early to protect seniors in long-term care facilities by prohibiting hospitals from sending COVID-positive residents back to those facilities. Thank you to Emmett Reed from the @FHCA for pointing out that this saved lives. pic.twitter.com/UckLCe91th— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 13, 2020 “Our goal is to get all long-term care facilities in a self-sustaining rhythm,” the governor added. Gov. Ron DeSantis met Wednesday with state health officials to provide an update on efforts to protect residents of nursing homes.Since Sunday, the state has been mass-transferring residents with coronavirus from such facilities that have outbreaks and to hospital, whether or not they show any symptoms. At a Wednesday news briefing, Gov. Ron DeSantis said, “Getting the covid positive residents out of nursing homes will save lives. We appreciate the hospitals that helped with this.” DeSantis added that he wants to establish state-supported “COVID-dedicated facilities” for long-term care residents. The state has already established one such center in Jacksonville, and will soon open another one, in Miami-Dade.center_img Last Monday, Molly McKinstry, deputy secretary for the Agency for Health Care Administration, told nursing home administrators that any one of their residents who is taken to a hospital must test negative for coronavirus twice within 48 hours to be returned to the nursing home. Up to now, 57 residents have been moved out of Manor Pines Convalescent Center in Wilton Manors, along with 20 from Alexander Nininger State Veterans Nursing Home, into four Broward hospitals. Meanwhile, residents have been transported from Renaissance Health and Rehabilitation in Palm Beach County. Nearly 62 percent of coronavirus deaths in Florida have been residents age 75 or older.last_img read more

Holder hails ‘fighter’ Chase

first_imgWEST Indies skipper Jason Holder has praised the heroics of all-rounder Roston Chase in helping to rescue the team from a dire situation on Wednesday.The regional team were looking down the barrel of a second straight defeat after the visitors held a 304-run first-innings lead and found themselves reduced to 48-4 in pursuit.Chase, however, struck a determined unbeaten 137, which combined with other contributions from Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich and Holder ensured that Indians had to settle for a draw.Holder believes the knock more than anything else showed the player’s battling qualities.“He is a character. People don’t know Roston off the field but he is a fighter. I played all my cricket throughout my entire life with Roston – junior cricket, Under-13, U-15, U-17, U-19, West Indies A and now West Indies senior team. I have honestly enjoyed playing with Roston because, the character he is, and you know the way he plays cricket,” Holder said.“I think a lot of credit must be given to Roston. To come in his second Test match and play the way he did, in these circumstances, full credit to him. I just hope he continues in this vein. He knows that this is just the start and hopefully he can have a long-lasting career for the West Indies.” (Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi To Clash With Bengal Warriors In Final

first_imgAhmedabad: Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors will clash in the final of Pro Kabaddi League Season Seven after winning their respective semifinal matches here on Wednesday.In the first semifinal, Naveen Kumar was the star as Dabang Delhi beat defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 44-38 to book their maiden summit clash berth. Bengal Warriors beat U Mumba 37-35 in the other semifinal in a tightly-fought contest to also clinch a place in the final for the first time.The final will be played here on Saturday.The Delhi team produced an all-round performance, with Naveen Kumar impressing with his raids (15 raid points) and Anil Kumar dominating with his tackles (4 points) to win in front of a packed stadium at the EKA Arena by TransStadia.The Bulls, just like in the Eliminator against UP Yoddha, had a slow start, with Delhi dominating the first few plays. Ravinder Pahal seemed keen to maintain his dominance in duels against Pawan Sehrawat and started the match with a clean ankle hold of the ‘High flyer’.Delhi dominated in all departments, with Naveen Kumar spearheading the attack, and inflicted the first All-Out of the match in the fifth minute to open up a 6-point lead.Pawan secured a three-point Super Raid in the seventh minute to reduce the margin but Delhi maintained their momentum thanks to an unstoppable Naveen Kumar. They inflicted another All-Out in the 13th minute to open up an 11-point lead as Naveen Kumar secured another Super 10 (his 20th consecutive).Naveen did make a rookie error as he failed to complete a raid on time which gave the Bulls some hope going into the break. Delhi led Bulls 26-18 at half time. The Bulls opted for a more aggressive approach in the second half with the defenders consistently getting better of the Delhi raiders in do-or-die situations.But what makes Delhi a complete unit is the presence of versatile all-rounders and the likes of Chandran Ranjit and Vijay stepped up with valuable raid and tackle points to always maintain a healthy lead of six or seven points.Despite the absence of lead raider Maninder Singh, Bengal Warriors matched the in-form U Mumba side in the early exchanges, with Sukesh Hegde looking composed in his raids.Rinku Narwal in the left corner was also having a good day for the Warriors who were helped by some uncharacteristic errors in the Mumbai defence. A two-point raid by Sukesh for the Warriors in the 12th minute, pushing away Fazel Atrachali in his way back to the halfway line, set the tone for Warriors who inflicted an All-Out with 5 minutes remaining to open a 4-point lead.The All-Out gave the Bengal the confidence they needed and they improved the lead to 6 (18-12) at the end of the half. Bengal made the mistake of slowing the pace of the match in the early minutes of the second half that allowed U Mumba to reduce the gap a little but Sukesh Hegde produced a stellar 4-point Super Raid in the 8th minute to deflate U Mumba’s confidence.The Warriors pressed home the advantage to clinch another All-Out in the 10th minute of the half to open up a 10 point gap. Despite Mumbai’s best efforts, they could not bring down Bengal’s lead as the match moved to the final minutes with Bengal well in control.U Mumba went on to clinch an All-Out with 3 minutes remaining to make it a one-point game. Sandeep Narwal’s block with under two minutes remaining made it 35-35.Arjun Deshwal failed in a Bonus Point attempt in his team’s penultimate raid and the Warriors floored the raider in the final move of the game to clinch the match. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Stenson Beats Mickelson to Win at Royal Troon

first_imgTHE OPEN 2016Henrik Stenson carded a joint record eight-under-par 63 sunday to win The Open by three shots after an enthralling final-round tussle with Phil Mickelson.The Swede, 40, birdied four of his final five holes to win his first major with an Open Championship record score of 20 under par at Royal Troon. Mickelson, 46, had an eagle and four birdies in a 65, while fellow American JB Holmes (69) was third on six under.They finished on the same mark as Spain’s Sergio Garcia (69), and one behind American Steve Stricker (69).Like McIlroy, Jordan Spieth saved his best round of the week for Sunday, the American’s 68 lifting him to two over.Crowd favourite Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston got to seven under before the 27-year-old Londoner faded to a final-day 73 and eighth on three under.Defending champion Zach Johnson (71) ended one under, alongside English duo Andy Sullivan and Matt Southgate, the Essex golfer who conquered testicular cancer.England’s Masters champion Danny Willett closed with a level-par 71 for seven over.Stenson becomes the first Scandinavian golfer to win a major with victory at Royal TroonHis 20-under total eclipsed Tiger Woods’ 19-under-par record total in winning The Open at St Andrews in 2000.The Swede’s 63 also beats two-time Open champion Greg Norman’s 64 at Royal St George’s in 1993 as the lowest final round by a champion, while his aggregate score of 264 beat the Australian’s four-round total of 267, set the same year.Stenson becomes the fourth man over 40 to win the Claret Jug in the last six years – following Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke (Sandwich, 2011), Ernie Els (Lytham, 2012) and Mickelson (Muirfield, 2013).The pairing of Stenson and Mickelson over the final 36 holes drew an obvious comparison with the 1977 Open on this same stretch of Ayrshire coast, when Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus fought their famous ‘Duel in the Sun’ over a red-hot two days at neighbouring Turnberry.At Royal Troon, Stenson began the day a shot ahead on 12 under, only to lose the lead by the end of the first hole, as he bogeyed and Mickelson birdied.Stenson responded by knocking in five birdies in his next seven holes to edge one clear of Mickelson who managed one birdie and eagle.They were level again when Stenson bogeyed the 11th but he was back in front with a birdie on the 14th and went two clear for first time when he rolled in a 45-foot putt across the 15th green.A third successive birdie on the 16th was matched by Mickelson and the American then rolled in an excellent par-saving putt on the 17th to stay two adrift going down the last.But the five-time major winner left his approach to the 18th 30 feet short of the cup while Stenson fired to 15 feet and rolled in to match the 63 Mickelson opened with on Thursday.The left-hander, who finished third the last time The Open was staged at Royal Troon in 2004, dropped just four shots in his four rounds and his 17-under total would have have won 140 of the previous 144 Championships.“I played well enough to win by a number of strokes and got beat,” said Mickelson who has now finished runner-up in a major on 11 occasions.“I’m happy with the way I played, but disappointed it wasn’t enough. I played a bogey-free round and shot 65 in the final round of a major, usually that’s good enough to do it. And I got beat.”World number four McIlroy started his final-day charge with a birdie at the second – and picked up three more, at the fifth, sixth and ninth holes.But a wayward drive down the right, which lead to a hack out of gorse, at the hardest hole of the week, the 11th, brought him his first bogey and another followed at the 12th. Birdies at the 13th and 17th holes saw him get back to four under.“I was hoping to play that back nine under par at least one day this week, but it was not quite to be,” said McIlroy.“If I could take anything back it would be the first nine holes on Saturday, but I’ve done pretty well, considering everything.”Spieth, 22, started the day on five over, 17 shots off the pace and the highlight of his round was an eagle three on the par-five fifth.“I’m going to spin it however I can,” said the two-time major winner. “In the half of the field we were in, what looks like a top-30 finish is a real positive.”Englishmen Justin Rose, Lee Westwood and David Howell all ended their weeks with sub-par rounds to create a trio on one over for the Championship.Westwood had four birdies in his front-nine 32 on the way to a three-under 68, while his former Ryder Cup team-mate Howell had just one bogey and two birdies in a 70 that was matched by Rose, whose three birdies were soured by bogeys at 5 and 15.Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie was the first player out on the course on Sunday morning and he closed what he hopes will not be his final Open appearance with a five-over 76 to finish on 17 over.Wales’ Jamie Donaldson had a quadruple-bogey eight on the par-four 12th in an eight-over 79 and 13 over total.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Actress Gina Rodriguez speaks on diversity in Hollywood

first_imgHundreds of USC students lined up along Trousdale Parkway, waiting to file into Bovard Auditorium Monday afternoon. The students were excited to hear award-winning actress and activist Gina Rodriguez speak about women in the media, based off of her own experiences working in Hollywood.This talk was organized by the Latina/o Student Assembly.Rodriguez, who stars as Jane Villanueva in the television series Jane the Virgin, has advocated for increased diversity in media. During her talk, Rodriguez focused on the need for mainstream media to increase representation of people of color in film, television and print.Rodriguez began the talk by briefly describing some of the major events and obstacles she had to overcome before landing her role on Jane the Virgin.During this discussion, Rodriguez highlighted the significance of maintaining an optimistic and determined attitude, despite challenges. Rodriguez stressed the importance of staying focused on pursuing one’s own dreams, regardless of initial rejection or failure. Rodriguez explained that she still reminds herself to take risks and dream big.“I am standing here, 32 years-old, having a dream of a 15-year-old, and I am not stopping until I make sure she gets all she wants,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez emphasized the idea that people should focus on their own career without worrying or comparing themselves to others.“Success, failure, your journey, your path is yours and just yours,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez also advocated the need to continue loving and appreciating themselves, despite the internal insecurities people struggle with on a daily basis.“The world needs all those things: self love, honoring yourself, not comparing or competing with anyone else, helping others and reminding myself that fear only exists between my two ears,” she said.The talk later transitioned into an in-depth discussion of diversity in Hollywood and its overall effects on the perceptions and attitudes people have on the Latino community.Based off of her own experiences and Puerto Rican background, Rodriguez described the struggle she had as a child trying to understand her dual identity as a Latina American. She explained that when she was younger she did she did not fully comprehend how or why the color of her skin would cause her to feel like she does not have a place in the movie industry.“Growing up, I looked in the mirror and I always just saw a girl, a human being that wanted love and wanted her career to happen and wanted to be successful one day,” Rodriguez said. “I didn’t see anything different about myself.”Rodriguez outlined ideas to instigate change. She said that Latino communities need to unify and support each other.“Every action you make can help push forward the agenda of peace and love and empowering, and understanding the differences between our cultures, but at the same time strength in our unity,” she said. “Let me tell you, I think that’s where our future is.”Rodriguez later discussed her admiration for the show Jane the Virgin. She said her passion for the series stems from the show’s ability to address controversial issues in a playful way, touching upon themes of sexuality, immigration and feminism.I wanted to be a part of an art piece that was going to start conversations,” she said. “And that’s what Jane does. It talks about political commentary without judgment.”The audience’s thrilled applause throughout the entirety of the talk reflected the enthusiasm and energy Rodriguez imparted on her listeners.“As an aspiring actress, I really felt incredibly inspired by what Gina had to say about never giving up,” said Isabella Dake, a freshman majoring in theater. “It really made me feel empowered to follow my dreams and continue pursuing acting.”last_img read more

Women’s soccer kicks off conference play at Utah

first_imgAlex Zhang | Daily TrojanAfter two come-from-behind wins this past weekend, the No. 10 women’s soccer team will start their Pac-12 season when they travel to Salt Lake City for Saturday’s matchup against No. 25 Utah.Utah (5-2-1) will present a tough challenge for the Trojans in their Pac-12 opener having never lost at home this season — with four wins in four games — and outscoring their opponents 17-2 while in Salt Lake City. The Utes’ last game was last Friday against a Kansas team responsible for the Trojans’ only loss of the season, and they defeated the Jayhawks 2-1 at home. This result should be noted by the Trojans as even though Utah was outshot by Kansas 19-12, the Utes were more clinical in their finishing, which allowed them to collect all three points. Out of the Utes’ 12 shots, they were able to get more than half (7) on target, suggesting that they take smart shots that have high probabilities of testing the goalkeeper. The Trojans must prevent the Utes from occupying the dangerous space in and around the penalty box if they want to prevent them from taking high-percentage shots, leading to more dangerous goal-scoring opportunities.           The Utes are led in scoring by the dual threat of junior forward Hailey Skolmoski and junior midfielder Paola van der Veen, who have scored 7 and 6 goals respectively in eight games this season. These two goal-scoring threats have contributed (goal or assist) to 15 of the 21 goals scored by Utah this season, a little over 70 percent. What makes these goal scoring exploits even more impressive is that both Skolmoski and van der Veen have hit the target around 60 percent of the time, making them even that much more dangerous to the USC backline.    As opposed to last weekend’s opponents, who did not have any main goal-scoring threats that the Trojans could identify and mark, the Utes will force the Trojans’ back line to constantly note the positions of both Skolmoski and van der Veen to keep these threats to a minimum. This task will be led by both redshirt senior defender Dominique Randle and junior defender Ally Prisock, who as the senior leaders of the Trojans’ back line will have the responsibility of keeping the entire defense organized and focused on stopping the Utah attack.On the other side of the field, the Trojans’ front line cannot afford another performance like last weekend. Utah has a very stout defense, which has only surrendered seven goals in eight games this season and 10 shots per game. Coming from behind against this Utah team will be difficult. To prevent a repeat of last weekend’s performances, the Trojans must take the initiative and start strong. This task will be led by leading goal scorer freshman midfielder Savannah DeMelo, who has four goals in seven games this season, scored two goals this past Sunday at San Diego. The Trojan attack must come ready to play and produce if they want to leave Utah with all three points.     This game will be a challenging test for the Trojans to start off their Pac-12 season. Utah is a solid team that shares many characteristics with the Trojans, with both outscoring and outshooting their opponents. The result of this matchup will be decided by whether or not the Trojans can get off to a fast start and break the Utes’ home-winning streak.last_img read more