BBC Aramis sold to South Asian buyers

first_imgThis is the second ship which had been operational in the BBC Chartering fleet to be bought by the unnamed South Asian company, following an earlier purchase in December 2011. BBC Aramis (pictured below) was built in Slovakia in 2004 for Briese shipping bv, with the initial investment for the construction of the vessel brought together by De Vereenigde Compagnie. Briese Shipping’s parent company, Leer Germany- based, Briese Schiffahrt GmbH, successfully traded the multipurpose vessel worldwide carrying a wide variety of cargoes; ranging from bulk and big bagged loads, to windmill modules and special project cargoes. Through the assistance of Anglo Dutch Shipbrokers, this is the fourth vessel of this size sold to the Far East. In an official statement, Briese Schiffahrt says that: “the current sale leaves the shareholders particularly content, as they fully regained their initial investment and earned an additional six percent profit per year despite the challenging economic times.” read more

President elect receives highest award of honour

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share President Elect, His Excellency Charles A. SavarinPresident elect, Charles A Savarin was on Monday afternoon awarded the Dominica Award of Honour.The Award, which is the highest recognition under the Meritorious Service Honours Act Chapter nineteen nine of the Commonwealth of Dominica, was bestowed on Mr Savarin at a private ceremony at Morne Bruce.His Excellency Eliud Williams, Dominica’s seventh President, bestowed the award upon the President-elect, Charles Savarin.He was elected president unopposed with nineteen votes on Monday at the Third Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament.This award is conferred on persons who have made significant contributions to the country and is traditionally presented during Dominica’s annual independence celebrations.His Excellency, Charles SavarinThe badge of the Dominican Award of Honour is an oval-shaped golden coloured medallion. The outer ring of the medallion bears the inscription in relief THE DOMINICA AWARD OF HONOUR. The center of the medallion is depicts the Coat of arms of Dominica. The area around the coat of arms and the outer ring is cut out. The badge is suspended from a ring attached at the top, and hangs from a yellow ribbon with a center stripe of black bordered on its outside by white.Present at the ceremony was Housing Minister Reginald Austrie who represented the Prime Minister, Former President of Dominica, Dr Nicholas Liverpool and his wife, Senator Bentley Royer, Mrs. Cornelia William, Mrs Clara Savarin and other members of the Savarin family.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share 268 Views   4 comments LocalNews President elect receives highest award of honour by: – September 30, 2013last_img read more

Coast Guard station observes service anniversary

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comTuesday, August 4, marked the 225th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard.Though stations across the country held celebrations on Tuesday, including at Sector Corpus Christi, Station South Padre Island’s observance was more reserved, said Lt. William Bell, who serves as station commander. “What we did this morning (Tuesday) is we had the entire crew outside formed up, and we observed colors,” he said. The National Anthem and the Coast Guard service song, Semper Paratus — which means “always ready” — was also played, Bell said. “It’s a good time for us to reflect,” he said.Approximately 100 men and women serve at the station, Bell said. That includes 60-70 people stationed at the facility, including reservists, a dozen that crew the vessel Amberjack, and another dozen who make up the Aids to Navigation team, he said.Though a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Coast Guard serves many other functions, as well. As a part of the armed services, it can conduct military operations. It also performs search and rescue operations and serves as maritime law enforcement.In that regard, Bell says the station has been kept particularly busy lately. “We’re always out patrolling the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the Laguna Madre.” he said. “We’ve had some disabled vessels that have been calling in that we try to help get pointed in  the right direction, whether it’s helping them arrange commercial salvage or Good Samaritan assistance, or if it’s a search and rescue case, going out and saving folks from a vessel taking on water, or people in the water, whatever it might be. So we’ve had some of those cases going on recently,” he said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedLooking Back: Coast Guard celebrates 225th anniversaryBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press Tuesday, August 4, marked the 225th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard, which patrols the country’s maritime borders, is a branch of the Armed Forces, but it’s a lot more than that. It began as the Revenue Cutter Service…August 8, 2015In “News”Letter to the Editor for January 17, 2019Special to the PRESS Hello, I’m curious to know if the community that the Coast Guard Station at South Padre serves is reaching out to help and/or support the crew members there who are continuing to work even though they are not being paid? They are certainly there for the…January 18, 2019In “News”Spring Break 2015: Coast Guard talks water safetyBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press February 19, 2015 It isn’t just on land where law enforcement will be needed next month on South Padre Island. The curling, foaming surf can catch inexperienced vacationers off guard with its unfamiliarity and unpredictability. Rip tides, shallow areas, silting, rocks and thick…February 20, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Sharapova reaches Pan Pacific quarterfinals

first_img Purple haze: Maria Sharapova stretches for a shot during her 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Wednesday. | AP Sharapova, making her seventh appearance here with titles in 2005 and 2009, rolled out to a 3-0 lead in the second set, but Safarova bounced back and broke the Russian former world No. 1 at triple breakpoint in the fifth game.The pair played a see-saw battle, tying it twice at 4-4 and 5-5, and Safarova broke Sharapova again in the 11th game before her serve deserted her in the next game to force the extras.“After winning the first set, and going up 3-0 in the second, I think I became a little frustrated. I thought I had the momentum,” said Sharapova, adding that she struggled against the lefty’s serve.“The spin comes from a different direction (than right-handers), and it takes a little longer to get used to. When her serve is on, it can become quite tricky,” she said.Sharapova took a 3-0 lead in the tiebreak, but Safarova rallied to tie it at 4-4. The Russian pulled ahead and served out the match with an ace on the final point to finish in 1 hour, 43 minutes. Sharapova will next face Australian No. 8 seed Samantha Stosur, a 6-4, 7-5 winner over Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova in another third-round match.Asked her prospects on facing Stosur in the quarterfinals on Thursday, Sharapova said, “I have a good record against her. But she is certainly a solid player; uses a lot of spin. It will be important to keep improving and play at a higher level against her.”Stosur, ranked ninth in the world and making her sixth appearance here, improved to 3-0 for her career against the world 13th-ranked Cibulkova, who played for the fourth time in Tokyo. Stosur broke her opponent three times and saved four out of five break points.Italy’s Sara Errani, the No. 6 seed, took advantage of France’s Marion Bartoli’s errant service game to rally in a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win. Ninth-seed Bartoli shot herself down with 12 double faults.“It was a different environment than I’m used to and a faster surface, so it was harder to play my game. I didn’t start well, but from the second set after the first three games, she was more tired and I played a little better,” said Errani.Russian Nadia Petrova, the 17th seed, outlasted Croat Petra Martic 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (1-7), 6-4 to reach the final eight. World No. 2 Maria Sharapova staved off a strong challenge from Lucie Safarova to beat her Czech opponent in a straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.The career Gram Slam titleholder dominated the first set, but the world 17th-ranked player dug deep in her energy reserves to force a tiebreaker in the second on a balmy day on center court at Ariake Tennis Forest Park. RELATED PHOTOScenter_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

‘Drained’ Molynes back to losing ways

first_imgDean-Andre Thomas netted twice in the first half and Andre McFarlane scored early in the second as Dunbeholden grabbed all three points against Molynes United in the Red Stripe Premier league at the Constant Spring Field yesterday. Molynes equalised twice through two penalties in each half by captain Jeremy Nelson but were not able to build from their win at Waterhouse last Monday, which broke a string of seven straight defeats. Molynes chairman Eurado Cornwall said that the lack of preparation after the Christmas period allowed rustiness to creep into the side, with the team having trained only once since the Monday night game at the Drewsland Stadium. “With this game, I came in with an open mind because of the long holiday, I don’t think the team put in enough work physically for this game,” he told The Gleaner. “From the Waterhouse Game, Saturday was the first time we trained. I think it took a toll on them coming into this game.” He said that the players have no excuses in terms of their preparedness, emphasising that the onus is on them to ensure that they take their jobs as professionals seriously. “I think the team is drained,” he said. “This is what Jamaican football is lacking. When they get a break, they must remember that they are playing professional football. When you are on break, do your homework. Do not wait until you come on training today to put in the work. They had a duty and a responsibility also. So this is what’s showing, the tardiness of your players, they are not disciplined.”Thomas opened the scoring for Dunbeholden in the ninth minute, slotting home pass Leon Taylor after a brilliant pass put him through. After Fakibi Farquharson was fouled in the penalty area, Nelson calmly placed his spot kick past Dunbeholden goalkeeper Giovanni Smith to restore parity in the 25th minute. But the scoreline would remain tied for four minutes before Thomas capitalised on some greater inter play between Nickoy Christian and McFarlane to bury his league leading 12th goal of the season. Perfect start Molynes carved the perfect start to the second half, equalising again in the 48th minute after referee Okelo Hamilton pointed to the spot for the second time when a Molynes player was fouled by Smith. Nelson dispatched his second penalty of the afternoon for the hosts to draw level once more. But Dunbeholden got their winner three minutes later when McFarlane headed home from close range for his fourth goal of the season. Although he was frustrated at the performance, Cornwall said that he has seen a change in the atmosphere of the locker room since hiring Calvert Fitzgerald as head coach, following the resignation of Lijasu Simms on November 28. He says that though yesterday’s loss was an opportunity missed, he hopes that he sees an improvement in their readiness for the next set of fixtures. “I see a lot of imwprovement,” he said. “We lost the changing room [but] the discipline has come back into the team. “Any team in the position that we are in would love a back-to-back victory. It’s just one of those days. We have to reprogramme and come again and prepare for the next game. And I hope that we have enough time in the coming week to put in some work.” daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

2019 Bossier Parish Football Preview

first_imgThe official preview for prep football in Bossier Parish. Published as a special in the Aug. 28, 2019 Bossier Press-Tribune. Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly’s Philanthropy Continues – Helps ISKCON Feed 10,000 People More Daily During Coronavirus Pandemic

first_imgNew Delhi: Sourav Ganguly has been on a philanthropic spree ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in India. On Saturday, Sourav Ganguly extended a helping hand to ISKCON’s Kolkata centre, enabling them to feed 20,000 people, affected by the coronavirus pandemic everyday. The Kolkata ISKCON was feeding 10,000 people daily before. Wearing all protective gears such as mask and gloves, Sourav Ganguly visited the ISKCON city centre and promised support.”From ISKCON Kolkata, we were cooking food for 10,000 people daily. Our dear Sourav Da has come forward and extended all his support and has donated, which enables us to double our capacity to 20,000 people every day. As we all know that the corona-crisis has created an unprecedented challenges before humanity. One of the very important battles in this hour of crisis is being fought by those who have lost their daily earnings. Under his captaincy, the monks of ISKCON Kolkata are enthused to play this long Test match and fight together the battle against hunger for many families here in Kolkata. I am a great fan of Sourav Ganguly and have watched many of his innings on the cricket ground. But his innings of feeding 10,000 people everyday is the best one. ISKCON expresses its immense gratitude to Sourav Ganguly,” Radharaman Das spokesperson and vice-president of ISKCON, Kolkata centre said.A big thank you to Shri #SouravGanguly ji for donating to support food for 10,000 people daily here in Kolkata. Under his captaincy, the monks of ISKCON are confident to fight the battle of hunger for many families. This is the best innings played by Dada.Thank you— Radharamn Das (@RadharamnDas) April 4, 2020Ganguly had earlier donated 20,000 kilograms rice at the Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramkrishna Mission. ISKCON is distributing food to four lakh people daily across the country. Ganguly is going all the way to ensure India and West Bengal fight the coronavirus pandemic that has decimated sporting events and has led to the death of close to 22,000 people in the world. After offering the Eden Gardens as a temporary quarantine facility to the Mamata Banerjee government, Ganguly has now gone one step ahead and pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh of rice to the needy people in order to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.Sourav Ganguly has been in philanthropy ever since the coronavirus pandemic. (Image credit: Twitter)In a statement released by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), it said, “#Sourav to provide Free Rice to the Needy. Ganguly, along with Lal Baba Rice has come forward to provide free rice worth Rs 50 lacs to the needy people who have been put in government schools for safety and security. Hope this initiative of Sourav Ganguly would encourage other citizens of the state to take up similar initiatives to serve the people of our state.” Cricket Association of Bengal President Avishek Dalmiya has also lent support to the needy people as he donated Rs 5 lakh to the Government’s Emergency Relief Fund.Coronavirus In West BengalSpeaking to PTI, Ganguly said the BCCI was ready to help both the state and central governments in order to combat the coronavirus pandemic as they offered the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal to set up temporary quarantine facilities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “If government asks us, we will certainly hand over the facility. Anything that is need of the hour, we will do it. There is absolutely no problem. I think this is the best option at the current moment. Certain things are beyond anybody’s control. Whatever directives that the government and ministry of health gives us, we have to follow. That’s the case all over the world,” Ganguly said.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly Offers Eden Gardens To West Bengal Govt For Temporary Coronavirus Quarantine FacilitiesThe West Bengal government announced that Kolkata and all other municipal and district towns under a complete lockdown from 5 PM on Monday till midnight of March 31 and it was given under the West Bengal Epidemic Disease COVID-19 regulations, 2020, framed according to relevant sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. However, the lockdown of India has been extended to April 14. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

RCB beat Mumbai Indians despite Pandya heroics

first_imgROYAL Challengers Bangalore (RCB) stopped the rot with a 14-run Indian Premier League (IPL) victory over Mumbai Indians despite an excellent all-round display from Hardik Pandya.RCB had lost two consecutive matches to give themselves plenty of work to do in their quest for a top-four finish, but they claimed only a third win of the tournament at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday.Manan Vohra top-scored with 45 on a dry pitch, but the RCB lost their way, Brendon McCullum (37) and captain Virat Kohli (32) failing to go on after getting starts, posting 167-7.Pandya took 3-28 and made 50 off only 42 balls, but the RCB bowlers were much improved and raised their game in the field to claim an important victory.Defeat for defending champions Mumbai leaves them facing a major battle to reach the semi-finals.Vohra made his presence felt in only his third appearance of the tournament, smashing four sixes at the top of the order.JP Duminy suffered at the hands of the opener, who hit two sixes and two fours in four balls during a fourth over which went for 22.Pandya made a nightmare start, conceding seven runs off one ball when McCullum (37 from 25) hit a delivery above waist height over the ropes before taking full advantage of the free hit with a ramp for six to take 13 off one legal ball.Pandya was in no mood to feel sorry for himself, running former New Zealand captain McCullum out with a superb direct hit to leave RCB 121-3 in the 15th over.The India star also saw the back of Mandeep Singh and Washington Sundar as the RCB lost five wickets for 22 runs in the space of four overs.Colin de Grandhomme flexed his muscles in the final over with what proved to be a key contribution, emulating McCullum by hitting a full toss from fellow Black Cap Mitchell McClenaghan for six off what would have been the last ball and doing the same again with the free Grandhomme had already smashed the fourth delivery off the final over – which cost 24 – for a maximum to finish unbeaten on 23 off 10.The RCB bowlers have come in for some flak, but delivered under pressure on this occasion.Mumbai slumped to 84-5 when Umesh Yadav produced a great piece of fielding to send Duminy on his way and also finished with figures of 2-29.Tim Southee (2-25) and Mohammed Siraj (2-28) also made an impact, the former dismissing Pandya in the final over to all but end the contest. (Yahoo Sport)last_img read more

Transfer news and gossip – live updates

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation – and some actual news – involving the area’s clubs. This page is updated throughout the day.• QPR must be patient with transfers, Hasselbaink tells West London Sport• Fulham linked with Man Utd’s Wilson• United expected to sign Brentford youngster• Loan move for Chelsea’s KiwomyaAdChoices广告 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Round-up: Hasselbaink speculation, Perch, Conte on Luiz, Fabregas and Alonso

first_imgLes Ferdinand told West London Sport on Thursday morning that QPR have no plans to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager and are not considering Tony Pulis as a possible successor.After West Bromwich Albion boss Pulis was seen sitting alongside Ferdinand during Rangers’ 6-0 hammering by Newcastle this week, The Times suggested the former Stoke manager could end up at Loftus Road if he leaves Albion.AdChoices广告But QPR director of football Ferdinand has insisted that the club have no intention of changing manager.Speculation that Pulis could take over at Rangers brought a mixed reaction from fans on Twitter.Meanwhile, swelling around James Perch’s injured knee means Rangers have had to wait for news on the extent of the problem.Perch was stretchered off against NewcastleAntonio Conte has confirmed that David Luiz will start for Chelsea against Liverpool on Friday – and is adamant he has full confidence in the Brazilian.Conte has also responded to ongoing speculation about Cesc Fabregas’ future by insisting the midfielder is in his plans and the club are not planning to sell him.And the Blues boss has indicated that recent signing Marcos Alonso will make his debut in Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie at Leicester.AC Milan are among the clubs lined with FabregasFulham winger Floyd Ayite has been ruled out for the next few games with an ankle injury.Brentford boss Dean Smith has revealed that a tactical change was behind their second-half dominance in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.And in cricket, Middlesex will go into next week’s County Championship title showdown with Yorkshire nine points clear at the top after a draw with Lancashire at Old Trafford. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more