MPC Container Ships Adds Another SecondHand Vessel

first_imgzoom Norwegian shipowner MPC Container Ships has entered into an agreement to acquire another 2006-built containership.The 2,800 TEU vessel, which will be renamed AS Clementina, was bought for a price of USD 10.5 million. The ship in question was built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea.Physical takeover of the vessel is anticipated to take place in the first quarter of 2018.The latest purchase, which would push the company’s fleet to 44 vessels, comes a day after MPC Container Ships said it bought two second-hand boxships worth USD 21.8 million.The previously bought ships, namely AS Carolin and AS Camellia, also feature 2,800 TEU each and were built in 2006 by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. They are set to join their new owner in February.In January 2018, MPC Container Ships received Oslo Stock Exchange’s approval for a full listing of shares on Oslo Axess. Trading of the company’s shares on Oslo Axess started on January 29 under the ticker symbol “MPCC”.In addition, the company said earlier that it was considering a USD 100 million senior secured tap issue of its outstanding bonds maturing in September 2022.last_img read more

James Passes Jordan to Become AllTime Playoff Scoring Leader

The Cleveland Cavaliers pose with their trophy after winning Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — The NBA Finals has its first “three-match,” courtesy of the King who passed His Airness.LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals to meet the Golden State Warriors.Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series. The Cavs set an NBA record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity.Cleveland’s 4-1 series win gives it a 12-1 record this postseason and sets up a third consecutive matchup with Western Conference champion Golden State, the team it beat in the Finals last season to claim the franchise’s first championship.“I wear the number because of Mike,” James said. “I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish. When you’re watching Michael Jordan, it’s almost like a god. So, I didn’t think I could be Mike.”It will mark the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James, who hit a 3-pointer late in in the third quarter to nudge past Jordan on the playoff scoring list. He quickly flashed one finger as he backpedaled down the court.In the postgame trophy presentation backstage, James spent most of it lingering in the background as his teammates celebrated.But there’s no denying that his accolades are putting him in the orbit of Jordan, his boyhood idol.“The biggest thing is I did it just being me, I don’t have to score the ball to make an impact on the basketball game,” James said. “That was my mindset. If I’m not scoring the ball, how can I still make an impact on the game?”As much as this series was about James, Irving helped turn the tide of the series with a 42-point effort in Game 4. But he said both he and his teammates continue to be inspired by their leader.“He’s been the driving force, this entire playoff run, and all of us have just helped us along the way,” Irving said.Coach Tyronn Lue said they’ve gotten tighter this season.“This team is a crazy team. They just stayed resilient all year, got to the playoffs, and we really stepped our game up,” he said. “Now, we can start focusing on Golden State to get ready. As of tonight, I’ll get started.”Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points.The Cavaliers basically conceded the East’s top seed to the Celtics at the end of the regular season by opting to rest their starters in advance of the playoffs. But they displayed their superiority over the final two games to wrap up the series.After allowing the Celtics to seize the early momentum in Game 4, the Cavs barely gave them a chance in Game 5.Led by its Big Three, Cleveland quickly built a 21-point lead in the first quarter, while getting lots of contributions from their teammates.Love continued to knock down shots from the outside, Irving sliced his way into the lane to the rim and James got free for several of his one-handed tomahawk dunks.It was a very welcome sight in Irving’s case, after he rolled his left ankle in the third quarter of Cleveland’s Game 4 win. He showed no signs of lingering issues, though, beating several defenders off the dribble and handing out seven assists.Meanwhile, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver helped spread out Boston’s defenders by connecting on several wide-open scoring opportunities.Deron Williams, who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland.TIP-INSCavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland’s 13 games this postseason. … Improved to 36-5 against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs since 2015. … The 43 points Cleveland scored in the first quarter set a team postseason record for a quarter.Celtics: Never led at home in the series. … Finished the playoffs having made at least 10 3-pointers in 16 of their 18 games. … Held a pregame moment of silence for the victims of the Manchester bombing.MAKING PROGRESSThe Celtics did their best to keep up, but the consistent outside shooting, bench scoring and defense they relied on to stun Cleveland in Game 3 wasn’t there Thursday night.Celtics coach Brad Stevens said though he’s disappointed with how the season ended, he’s encouraged that no one in Boston’s locker room is satisfied just making it to the conference finals.“I told our guys, ‘We made a lot of great strides, but this pain is part of the path to what we ultimately want to be,’” he said.SHOWING SUPPORTInjured Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was in attendance Thursday night and gathered with his teammates in a huddle before they took the court for pregame warmups.The two-time All-Star was sidelined in Game 2 after aggravating a hip injury. read more

Public Utilities Department to implement changes after audit highlights oversight issues

first_imgPublic Utilities Department to implement changes after audit highlights oversight issues Posted: September 6, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Public Utilities Department is making some changes after a city audit found employees working to fix faulty water meters were taking twice the amount of time than planned.San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman was here to explain these new changes. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Scott Sherman FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, September 6, 2018last_img read more

POLICE LOG for February 23 Gold Ring Found At Post Office Everett

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, February 23, 2019:Driver ran out of gas on 93 South, near Exit 38. Police gave State Police a courtesy call. Driver’s friend arrived with gasoline. (1:11am)Daniel F. McConnell (38, Everett) was arrested on a warrant. (7:08am)A caller stated an unoccupied vehicle was parked over the sidewalk near Starbucks. Police responded. Operator error by an elderly male. Vehicle is stuck and AAA is enroute. (9:36am)Party found a gold band ring in lobby of Post Office. Dropped off at station. (1:40pm)A caller reported that his mailbox was struck by a Pizza Mia delivery driver who was delivering pizza to his daughter. He spoke with an employee at the restaurant, who had their delivery driver attempt to make contact with homeowner. Caller will speak with restaurant’s owner on Monday. (3:20pm)Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire on Woburn Street and Industrial Way. Two people had attempted to dump snow on it with a Bobcat. (5:07pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 21: Vandalism At Wilmington Plaza & Wilmington Crossing; Driver ArrestedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

President raises 11 corruption charges against CJ Sinha

first_imgChief justice SK Sinha gestures before talking to newsmen at the main entrance of his official residence while leaving for airport on Friday night. Photo: Zahidul Karim Five judges of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court had declined to sit with chief justice SK Sinha in the bench for delivering justice, according to an SC statement issued on Saturday.It said Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Syed Mahmud Hossain, Hasan Foez Siddique, Mirza Hussain Haider and Iman Ali took the decision earlier after the president, Abdul Hamid, handed over to them some documents containing 11 charges of currption against justice Sinha. Currently, there are six judges in the Supreme Court. The charges include siphoning off money, financial irregularities, corruption and moral turpitude, said the statement signed by SC registrar general Syed Aminul Islam.The SC statement termed ‘misleading’ and ‘unprecedented’ the statement issued by chief justice Sinha on Friday evening before he flew for Australia. Aminul Islam said he issued the latest statement after being asked to issue it.The SC statement claimed that justice Sinha on 1 October, agreed to tender his resignation when other judges met him and informed him about the charges of corruption. Sinha was supposed to convey his decision to other judges the next day (2 October), according to the statement.Instead, the statement said, SK Sinha applied to president Md Abdul Hamid for a one-month leave without informng others about his final decision and the following day (2 October) the president granted it.However, the law minister, Anisul Huq, told the media on 3 October that the chief justice had applied to the president for a one-month leave on health grounds. He then said SK Sinha was a cancer patient.The chief justice came up with his own statement only on Friday (13 October) hours before leaving for Australia. Sinha also told newsmen that he was completely well.Saturday’s SC statement claimed that the president invited five other judges of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court to the Bangabhaban on 30 September. The president was said to have brought “11 specific charges” against justice Sinha and handed over the documents to the judges. As justice Iman Ali was abroad, four of the five invited judges were present there.The statement mentioned that after Iman Alis’ return, the five SC judges themselves held meeting on 1 October and decided that they wouild no longer sit with justice Sinha unless the matters of corruption were cleared and explained by the chief justice.Accordingly, the statement recalled, they met the chief justice at his Hare Road official residence the same day (1 October) and discussed the matters in detail.”But the five Appellate Division judges did not get satisfactory answers from him. Thus they conveyed him (Sinha) that ‘it would not be possible for them to sit with him in the same bench for disposal of cases, until the matters are settled’,” read the SC registrar general’s statement.The president later appointed justice Abdul Wahhab Miah as acting chief justice as per constitutional provision.last_img read more

PaturiaDaulatdia ShimuliaKanthalbari ferry services resumed

first_imgFerry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Kanthalbari routes in the Padma River resumed after a five hours of disruption caused by dense fog on Thursday morning.Salauddin, an assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha, said the ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia were disrupted since 6:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog.During the time, four ferries remained stranded in the mid-river, he said.Over five hundred vehicles were waiting at the both ghats for crossing, he added.Ferry services resumed around 10:50am as the fog removed.Also, ferry services on Shimulia-Kanthalbari route in the Padma River resumed after a five-hour disruption caused by dense fog in the morning.The ferry services were disrupted between  5:00am and10:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog, said Shah Newaz Khalid, assistant general manager of BIWTC.last_img read more

At Baltimores Carroll Park Cookout Gang Members Seek to Provide Positive Example

first_imgChildren line up to have their face painted by De Bowman at a community cookout in Carroll Park on June 20. The event’s lead organizer was Eric Bowman, a member of the Bloods who has dedicated himself to uplifting his community. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)The DJ played clean versions of hip-hop hits from the golden era to today. Children had their faces painted before hitting the dance floor to whip and nae nae to the entertainment of older relatives. There was free food, school supply giveaways, and local residents signed up for assistance with utility and other bills.It was your standard community event on June 20 in Baltimore’s Carroll Park, except that its lead organizer, Eric Bowman, did not belong to a church or a grassroots advocacy organization. He is a Blood, an unapologetic member of the notorious street gang who is nonetheless determined to show that there is more to gangs than making a living on the streets.“What I am (a gang member), that’s me, I was raised in it, I was born in it, that’s me [but that] doesn’t mean I have to be negative and I’m not,” said Bowman. “But no, I’m not going to change who I am. Just because I am a Blood doesn’t mean that I interact with negativity and stuff like that, because I don’t. I know what it is to be there, and I don’t want to be in there. If you actually want to change things, you want to elevate, you want to move forward, you have to change the way you think.”Charles Littlejohn is a Piru—a gang closely affiliated with the Bloods—but said events like the cookout organized by Bowman are important because they show that there is more to gangs than violence and negativity, and that they can be a positive force in the community, especially where youth are concerned.“We’re taking a stand,” said Littlejohn. “It’s not about us anymore, it’s about the generation that’s under us, our kids. We don’t want our kids to grow up the way we grew up, or have to go through what we’ve been through. So we’re just trying to give them a different outlook to let them know that the route that we took, they don’t have to take that route because there are more choices and there are better opportunities out there for them than there were for us.”One community member, Lorenzo, came to the cookout to find out whether he could assist with the event and earn community service hours towards his probation requirements. Like Littlejohn, Lorenzo spoke of the importance of events like this being organized by persons who have lived the street life and the impact that can have on youth.“[The kids] need more of this right here, to show them that there’s more out here than just the streets and what’s going on in the streets,” said Lorenzo, adding, “That’s what we need more of to show these kids that there’s more to living than just what they’re seeing on the TV. That TV, that’s fabricat[ed] living…This right here, what they’re doing in this park right now for the community, now that’s living.”Bowman agreed, saying he understands that he is a role model and that kids look up to persons like him.“We’re role models. So [if] they look up to us, why not give them something positive?” said Bowman.Maryland Senate majority leader Sen. Catherine Pugh (D-Baltimore City) made a brief appearance at the cookout, and spoke of the importance of different communities having the chance to get to know each other as they work toward the betterment of the city.“It’s always good when we are mixing, integrating, talking with each other, sharing opportunities with each other,” said Pugh. “It’s important for us to see each other in different lights, and as I said during the unrest in Baltimore, what people saw was a microcosm of Baltimore. We have the very rich, the very poor, Black, White, but all of us working together is going to help make a better Baltimore.”ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more