Shanghai Dingheng Shipping on Chemical Tanker Ordering Spree

first_imgChina’s Shanghai Dingheng Shipping has embarked upon an ambitious investment campaign as it speeds up efforts to create a fleet of over 20 ships by the end of this year.Last week, the company inked a deal with Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding Group on the construction of ten 9,000-tonne stainless steel chemical tankers. Dingheng added that it has reached a preliminary agreement with the shipyard on the construction of ten additional 6,000-tonne stainless steel chemical tankers.The delivery and financial terms of the two contracts have not been disclosed.“We will comprehensively optimize the design of this type of ships based on years of experience in practical use, apply domestic high-quality equipment as far as possible premised on keeping good general performance of ships, in an effort to create opportunities for and power the transformation and upgrading of related products in Chinese industry chain of chemical tankers,” the shipping company said.What is more, Dingheng and Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding have also signed a 10-year bareboat charter agreement for 6 chemical tankers. These include three 7,500t coated chemical tankers, one 16,500t coated chemical tanker and two 13,200t new stainless steel chemical tankers, which will be delivered to Dingheng in the upcoming few months.In addition, the Shanghai-based shipping company, operating in Chinese coastal and international chemical transportation segment, has four 8,500t and two 13,000t chemical tankers under construction slated for delivery by the end of this year.last_img read more

RADIO NZ: The Panel on Family First’s Charitable Status

first_imgThe Panel with Duncan Webb and Gordon McLaughlin 6 May 2013 The Family First lobby group is reported to be disappointed at the news it’s about to have its charitable status taken away; and Health authorities in South Auckland are urging anyone who has had dental treatment from an unregistered dentist to contact a hospital as soon as possible.Discussion starts at 7’48”last_img

Boys Area Basketball Sectional Scores (2-27)

first_imgBoys Area Basketball Sectional ScoresWednesday  (2-27)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ SouthwesternOldenburg  60     Jac-Cen-Del  50Hauser  68     Waldron  48Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ GreensburgRushville  51     Lawrenceburg  44Batesville  55     Franklin County  37last_img

James leaves United

The 21-year-old has moved to the DW Stadium for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract after making just one senior appearance for United, in the 4-0 Capital One Cup loss to MK Dons last August. Having spent time on loan with Carlisle, Rotherham and Huddersfield, James has elected to leave Old Trafford and establish his career elsewhere in the north-west. “Reece is a young player with a bright future,” Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told his club’s official website. “He has been schooled by one of the best academies around and has impressed both at under-21 level and whilst on loan. “He is another who will strengthen competition on that left side, and has played as a full-back, or in a wing-back role. Once again, there were clubs after him so we’re delighted to add him to the squad.” Full-back Reece James has left Manchester United to join Sky Bet League One side Wigan on a permanent basis. Press Association read more

Kieran Gibbs earns Arsenal a point against Tottenham in north London derby

first_img Press Association Arsenal missed the chance to go top of the Barclays Premier League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham in Sunday’s north London derby at the Emirates Stadium. However, Arsene Wenger’s side – missing the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck through injury – could not conjure a winner, so remained level with Manchester City, who earlier drew 0-0 at Aston Villa. It was an electric opening to the 82nd north London derby, with both sides quick on the break but lacking a telling pass in the final third. Spurs created the first real opening when a deep free-kick from Christian Eriksen floated over to the back post, where Eric Dier sent his angled header wide. Kane fired the visitors in front on 32 minutes. Full-back Danny Rose chipped a long ball over the Arsenal defence, with Per Mertesacker caught up field and Laurent Koscielny trying to play offside, which released Kane into the Arsenal penalty area. The England forward, who scored against Anderlecht in Thursday’s Europa League tie, dipped his shoulder before curling a low effort past Petr Cech into the bottom-right corner. Arsenal – who had won their last five Premier League games – looked to produce a response, but were again frustrated in the final third as the visitors comfortably closed out the first half. Wenger made a change for the restart, with Mathieu Flamini – who scored twice in the Capital One Cup victory at Spurs earlier this term – replacing Santi Cazorla in midfield. The Gunners – thumped 5-1 at Bayern Munich in their midweek Champions League tie – had to come from behind after Harry Kane fired the industrious visitors into a deserved first-half lead. Substitute Kieran Gibbs bundled in a first league goal since March 2012 on 77 minutes to set up a grandstand finale. Arsenal were close to an equaliser when Joel Campbell cut in from the right and curled a low effort towards the far corner, which Hugo Lloris got down at full stretch to turn away. Spurs then came within inches of doubling their lead when Eriksen darted into the right side of the Arsenal penalty area and his angled shot was deflected off Flamini and drifted across the face of goal, dropping just past the far post. Arsenal hit the crossbar on 54 minutes after Mesut Ozil sent over a deep free-kick from the right and Olivier Giroud just could not keep his looping header down. The France forward then glanced a free header wide from six yards following Ozil’s corner. Spurs weathered the storm and were soon back in the ascendancy, as Cech beat away a bullet header from Toby Alderweireld at point-blank range. Wenger sent on Gibbs, replacing Campbell, and the defender – pushed onto the left flank – pulled Arsenal level on 77 minutes. Ozil swung over a deep ball from the right, which floated across the Spurs area and Gibbs arrived on queue at the far post to volley past Lloris, as the goalkeeper fell back into the net. Arsenal had the momentum now, with Giroud forcing another smart reaction save from the under-siege France goalkeeper, but Spurs held out for a deserved point. TWEET OF THE MATCH “This is Arsenal’s worst, least passionate, tactically clueless performance I can remember in a NLD. And it’s going to cost me £5k. #afc” – Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) was fearing the worst when Arsenal were 1-0 down PLAYER RATINGS Arsenal – Petr Cech: 7/10 Mathieu Debuchy: 6 Per Mertesacker: 5 Laurent Koscielny: 5 Nacho Monreal: 5 Francis Coquelin: 6 Santi Cazorla: 5 Joel Campbell: 6 Mesut Ozil: 6 Alexis Sanchez: 6 Olivier Giroud: 5 Substitutes – Mathieu Flamini: 6 Kieran Gibbs: 7 Mikel Arteta: 6 Tottenham – Hugo Lloris: 7 Kyle Walker: 6 Toby Alderweireld: 7 Jan Vertonghen: 6 Danny Rose: 7 Eric Dier: 6 Dele Alli: 7 Erik Lamela: 7 Mousa Dembele: 6 Christian Eriksen: 7 Harry Kane: 7 Substitutes – Son Heung-min: 6 Ryan Mason: 5 Josh Onomah: 5 STAR PLAYER Harry Kane: Continued his return to form with a well-taken opener. Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Dele Alli could have all challenged the England man for star player but his unerring finish is deserving of the accolade. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Kieran Gibbs had failed to score a Premier League goal in over three years but he provided a largely undeserved equaliser as he bundled home Mesut Ozil’s cross at the back post just moments after coming off the bench. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Arsene Wenger was hamstrung by the sheer number of injuries, naming 10 of the side battered in Munich. Lack of options on the bench too, but in Kieran Gibbs he at least made a substitution that worked for his side. Mauricio Pochettino will see this as two points dropped as his side responded well to a third game in six days. MOAN OF THE MATCH A north London derby with only one booking? Always nice to see a bit of blood and thunder in these meetings but it is less and less about the commitment in such fixtures. WHO’S UP NEXT? West Brom v Arsenal, November 21 (Premier League) Tottenham v West Ham, November 22 (Premier League) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was satisfied with the result despite failing to take full advantage of Manchester City’s draw earlier in the day. Wenger told Sky Sports: “It was a very intense game. In the second half we made a great mental response. We were determined not to lose “In the end I believe a 1-1 is a fair result. “I must give credit to my players to refuse to lose the game.” Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino also praised his side’s efforts at the Emirates. He said: “I think that we played very well. At 1-0 up was the moment that we had the chance to score again. “I need to congratulate the players because today we showed great character. You need character and clear ideas. It was an unbelievable effort by the players.” Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said: “I think the boys will be disappointed. That shows how well we are doing at the minute to come away to Arsenal and be disappointed with a 1-1 draw. “It’s been a really good start to the season for us.” last_img read more

Several South Florida hospitals report less than 7% of ICU beds available

first_imgThe following hospitals are reporting the shortage in ICU beds:Broward Health NorthBroward Health Medical CenterHoly Cross HospitalWestside Regional HospitalFlorida Medical CenterMemorial Hospital WestPlantation General HospitalWest Kendall Baptist HospitalBaptist Hospital of MiamiJackson Health NorthHomestead HospitalHealth officials say they are concerned that if residents do not follow the guidelines in place, the number of COVID-19 cases will continue to rise and deaths will increase as well.Although there is no shortage of beds, and more beds can be added they health officials say hospitals may become overwhelmed. On Friday, the Florida Department of Health reported a record-shattering increase of 8,942 cases in the state.Now, state officials are reporting several hospitals across Florida have less than 7% of Intensive Care Unit beds available.The lack of beds is said to be due to a number of reasons including COVID-19 patients and other patients sick with other illnesses. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state had 71,000 test results come back on Friday, with a percent positive rate of over 10%.last_img read more

Badgers deserve point for miscue

first_imgIn sports, referees often make mistakes. After all, they are human. But fans often fail to realize this and typically are not afraid to let the stripes hear their thoughts on controversial calls.In a hockey series between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Denver Pioneers earlier this month, the referees indeed messed up. After UW had fallen behind to the No. 2 Pioneers 3-0 after two periods, it seemed certain the Badgers were destined for yet another road loss this season. But with two unanswered goals by sophomores Aaron Bendickson and Ben Grotting, Wisconsin pulled to within one with plenty of time to play in the game’s final period.Herein lies the controversy.The Badgers failed to find the net late in the third and were hampered by a late penalty with just two and a half minutes to play. After Denver iced the puck with just a few seconds remaining in the game, it appeared as if UW perhaps had one final shot.That final shot came off the stick of senior forward Matthew Ford. After forward Kyle Turris won the face-off in the Denver zone, Ford was able to find the loose puck and fire up a blast that beat DU’s Peter Mannino just before time expired.Or did it?The officials had issues with the clock all night, and something seemed screwy after the icing call that brought the puck back to the Denver end of the ice. An extra second was added to the clock after it was determined too much time had been taken off. So with 3.7 seconds left, Wisconsin knew they had to score in a hurry.Ford’s shot was initially signaled a goal by multiple officials, and it was clear from the video replay that the red lamp was lit before the game clock light had gone off.?I just threw up my hands and started celebrating,? Turris said. ?I didn’t know if it went in or not.?But after the referee reviewed the play ? as is typically done in questionable situations like this ? it was ruled that the goal came tenths of a second too late. Wisconsin lost a heartbreaker, 3-2.Before the two teams met again in the second game of the series the very next day, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association acknowledged that they had made a mistake on the call, admitting the goal should have counted. The statement said the WCHA ?regrets the error,? but no further action was done to rectify the official’s wrongdoing.As I mentioned before, referees are only human. Sometimes I tend to ignore this fact as a fan, but more often than not, I know they should be given the benefit of the doubt.Not this time, however.The fact that the WCHA acknowledged its mistake does nothing for the Badger players or fans to make it any less of a loss. For a team that was seeking its first conference road win of the season, a chance at overtime would have been huge. Wisconsin clearly had the upper hand as far as the game’s momentum was concerned, scoring three straight goals against one of the nation’s best teams.Instead, the Badgers were forced to leave Magness Arena that night shaking their heads and searching for answers.Turris offered one suggestion on how the situation should be handled.?I think they should just give each team a tie,? Turris said. ?I think that’d be the easiest way.?I know it rarely happens when a referee or official’s mistakes are later overturned after the game has ended, but it should more often. When the season winds down, and the playoffs loom large, no team should be left out because a ref made a mistake on a crucial call.Since the WCHA’s statement came out prior to the second game of the series, I would have proposed that the teams played a standard five-minute overtime, either before or after Saturday’s contest. Wisconsin deserved a second shot at Denver, and I’m sure the Pioneers would rather have had a legitimate win as opposed to a no-call that went their way.This scenario of redoing the end of a game is rare, but it isn’t unheard of in sports. In March, the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks will replay the last 51.9 seconds of a game they played in late December. In the original contest, the Hawks beat the Heat 117-111 in overtime. But after the game concluded, it had been determined that Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal was incorrectly ruled as fouling out. It’s the first time in the NBA since 1982 that two teams will take the court to settle an issue from a prior game.Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said the team is currently appealing the goal and he thinks the NBA?s model would be an option.?If there is such a mistake, why couldn’t we do what the NBA did?? Eaves said.A similar decision should have been made after Ford’s non-goal against Denver. Since the two teams will not meet again this regular season, Saturday’s game would have been the only opportune time.Instead, the Badgers will have to live with the loss on their schedule and continue to move forward with the season.Perhaps that event will spark a second half surge for a team that has looked sluggish at times. If Wisconsin’s 7-2 victory over Denver the next night is any indication, this team definitely is out to prove something.?You never know, it could be one of those turning points where everything just kind of flows from there,? defenseman Jamie McBain said.Pioneers, beware. The Badgers will be ready come playoff time.Tyler Mason is a junior majoring in journalism. If you disagree with him that the Badgers should have another chance against Denver, or have a suggestion on how to remedy the situation, let him know at tmason@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Albany

first_imgNo. 8 seed Syracuse (11-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) enters the NCAA tournament having won five straight games by an average of 7.6 goals. Its defense hasn’t allowed more than 10 goals in a game since April 2. Next up is Albany (12-3, 6-0 America East) in the Carrier Dome at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Great Danes just finished their fourth straight undefeated conference regular season in a row before losing to Hartford in overtime of the America East tournament semifinals.Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Sunday night’s game.All-time series: Syracuse leads 13-1Last time they played: It was Syracuse’s second game of the season and Albany’s first. The then-No. 5 Orange topped the then-No. 12 Great Danes, 16-7 in the Carrier Dome.Syracuse replaced starting attack Nick Piroli, who was out due to injury, by subbing Matt Lane into the midfield and moving Tim Barber up to Piroli’s spot, but its offense didn’t skip a beat.  SU put up 59 shots, its most in a game since a 72-shot performance against Hobart in 1997. Nine different players scored for Syracuse and head coach John Desko was able to give his backups significant playing time in the second half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBen Williams was the catalyst of the offense, winning 17-of-24 faceoffs and the first 10 in a row to start the game, which helped the Orange jump out to an early lead. SU freshman defender Nick Mellen shut down Albany attack Connor Fields, holding him to no goals for the first time in his career. It was Albany’s first game of the post-Lyle Thompson era. Those three players are what make Albany tick. They’re the only chance the Great Danes have at knocking off one of the hottest teams in the country.Numbers to know:1 – Albany has beaten Syracuse just once — Feb. 17, 20138.6 – The Great Danes offense assists on 8.6 goals per game, which ranks third in the country.31 – Seth Oakes has scored a goal in all 31 games of his career.Player to watch: Blaze RiordenThe only time Albany has even beaten Syracuse was the first game of Riorden’s career. He started in goal and made 13 saves, three of which came in overtime, as the Great Danes topped the Orange, 16-15.Riorden’s play defines the Albany defense. He has the ability to change the course of a game with several next-to-impossible saves or even a fast break on the other end. Opposing players and coaches describe Riorden as fearless in net. If he can stifle SU’s offense enough, Riorden could end up being Albany’s MVP. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories No. 5 Syracuse rides balanced attack to 16-7 win over No. 12 AlbanyBen Williams dominates No. 12 Albany at the face-off X in Syracuse’s 16-7 winFIELDS DAYOPENING DAZE: No. 12 Syracuse drops season opener to Albany in double overtimeGallery: No. 5 Syracuse improves to 2-0 with 16-7 win over No. 12 Albanycenter_img The Albany report: After the opening game loss to Syracuse, Albany won 12 of its 13 remaining regular season games and finished the regular season ranked No. 4 in the country. However, the Great Danes fell to Hartford in overtime in the America East tournament semifinals, knocking them down to being unseeded in the NCAA tournament (the top eight teams of the 16-team field are seeded).In a year without any Thompsons, Fields and Seth Oakes have picked up the scoring slack. Fields is the point man, leading the team with 71 points, which is good for a fourth-best nationwide 4.7 per game. Oakes’ 43 goals beats out Fields by just one. Oakes and Fields have the eighth- and 10th-most goals per game, respectively, in the country. Albany’s offense as a whole shoots 34.7 percent, which sits at sixth in the nation.On the defensive end, Blaze Riorden is one of the best goalies in the country. His 57.2 save percentage is seventh best and his 12.7 saves per game is third best.But with lackluster faceoff and man-down units, Albany is susceptible to two of Syracuse’s strengths.How Albany beats Syracuse: The Great Danes have one of the best offenses and one of the best defenses in the country. What makes them go — and is the difference between winning and losing — is the three-headed monster of Fields, Oakes and Riorden. The Great Danes need Fields and Oakes to continue to produce. The two games that Albany was held under 10 goals this season it lost.Riorden has consistently come up big for Albany, including the three of its last four games that have gone to overtime. The Great Danes win much fewer than half of their faceoffs, so they rely on Riorden to make stops and transition into offense. In Albany’s first-round win over Cornell last year, he even ran the length of the field to score a goal. Published on May 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

Southampton hammered by Pool

first_imgDespite conceding inside the opening minute, Liverpool were hugely impressive last night with Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace on his return to the side while Belgian international Divock Origi finished with a hat-trick.In the other tie, Everton take on Manchester City in the other two-legged semi-final after the draw was made following last night’s game at St Mary’s.last_img

General Motors recalling 1.2 million trucks, SUVs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGeneral Motors is recalling 1.2 million trucks and SUVs in North America. The reason the car company made the recall due to failures in the power assisted steering. The steering can fail during a voltage drop, specifically on low speed turns. GM has reported 30 crashes with two injuries and no deaths. Dealers will update the power steering software at no cost.A list of models being recalled…2015 Chevy Silverado2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Pick Up2015 Chevy Tahoe2015 Chevy Suburban2015 Cadillac Escalade2015 GMC Yukon SUV AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Cadillac Escalade, Chevy, Chevy Silverado, General Motors, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Yukon, North America, Recall, SteeringContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for September 13Next 57-year-old Grant Township man accused of murdering wifelast_img read more