first_imgBelgium’s shipping company Euronav has purchased a total of 420,000 metric tons of compliant fuel oil and marine gasoil so far, the company revealed as it detailed its IMO 2020 sulphur cap plans.The company said that the fuel was purchased “at what we believe to be a competitive price,” adding that this volume can provide a substantial coverage of its fuel requirements during the initial period of the regulation, that comes into force as of January next year.The 441,585 dwt ultra large crude carrier (ULCC) Oceania, built in 2003, has been used to store this inventory because of its size and related economies of scale.Euronav’s ULCC is repositioning to Singapore area later this month. The company’s second ULCC is currently under commercial time charter with a third party until the end of 2019.In line with Euronav’s strategy, a new USD 100 million revolving loan facility has been secured with a club of banks in order to assist funding of the compliant fuel inventory on the Oceania.“We believe this proactive approach will deliver security of supply of quality tested fuels in sufficient quantity for the initial 6-9 months of 2020 and we are working on additional fuel saving and procurement initiatives based on the experience built up over the past nine months.”In aggregate the purchase value of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) has been at USD 447 per metric ton compared to a bunker price (HFO-3.5% sulphur content) of USD 400 per metric ton over the same procurement period.“Leveraging our balance sheet strength and operational capability to purchase and secure supply of tested compliant product that should provide a natural hedge for Euronav against any lack of fuel oil availability, poor quality compliant fuel or unwanted price spikes and help establish strong, direct B2B relationships for future fuel sourcing,” Hugo De Stoop, CEO of Euronav, said.Additionally, the company hired a dedicated fuel oils specialist team to procure, thoroughly test and store new compliant fuels. Euronav also invested in the necessary accounting and financial tools required to assist in the management and procurement of all of its fuel oil needs.Furthermore, the company said it continues to assess the potential retrofitting of part of its fleet with scrubbers, specifically the non-eco VLCCs.“Euronav believes that it can still fully capture the potential benefits of an investment in scrubbers after the start of the regulation. At that time, the derivatives market of LSFO should have developed in size and in volume which allow Euronav to fully lock in the benefits of the spread at the time of making the investment. This should even provide Euronav with a “second mover advantage” in learning the flaws of the first round of installations and take a decision based on facts without having to speculate.”last_img read more

first_imgTelegraph (UK) 6 Feb 2012A two-year-old boy with “three parents” – his lesbian mother, her partner and a gay father – is at the centre of an Appeal Court test case on the status of “alternative” families. The mother says she made a pact with the father during a restaurant meeting before the boy was conceived that she and her lover would fill the role of “primary parents” within a “nuclear family” and that he would not stand on his paternal rights. But now she and her partner say they feel “bitter and betrayed” after the father – a former close friend who attended the birth and held the new-born baby in his arms – demanded overnight and holiday contact with his biological son. All three parents are highly-paid professionals living in central London and the father, in his 40s, insists he was always far more than a mere sperm donor and he wants to play a full paternal role in the life of the only child he is every likely to have. The father was formerly in a “marriage of convenience” with the mother, although they are now divorced, and three Appeal Court judges are being asked to rule on whether the little boy would be best off with “three parents and two homes”. Alex Verdan QC, for the father, warned the judges against “importing traditional or stereotypical models” into their consideration of the case, and added: “This appeal raises important issues relating to the court’s approach to children born into alternative families”.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9064241/Lesbian-parents-betrayed-by-gay-father-demanding-to-see-his-son.htmllast_img read more

first_imgELLSWORTH — Three Hancock County players helped lead the Class C/D North boys’ basketball team to victory in the Maine McDonald’s High School All-Star GameBucksport’s Chase Carmichael and George Stevens Academy’s Taylor Schildroth and Max Mattson all played in Saturday’s game, which the North won 114-89 at Husson University’s Newman Gymnasium. Schildroth scored 30 points in the win.On the girls’ side, the C/D North team defeated the South 79-74. Bucksport’s Cassie Coombs played for the North squad, which was coached by Deer Isle-Stonington’s Randy Shepard.Andrew Phelps of Mount Desert Island played in the AA/A/B game. Phelps and the North beat the South 142-120.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlso named over the weekend were Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball. This year’s winners were Portland’s Terion Moss and Houlton’s Kolleen Bouchard, respectively.last_img read more

first_imgMELBOURNE (Reuters) – Opener Jason Roy smashed England’s highest individual score in one-day internationals to guide his side to a comfortable five-wicket victory against Australia in the opening match of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.The 27-year old hit 180 and combined in a third-wicket stand of 221 with test skipper Joe Root, who made an unbeaten 91, to make the seemingly steep 305-run chase look easy and help England to their first win on the tour.Roy surpassed team mate Alex Hales’s previous ODI best of 171 during his 151-ball knock as England cruised home with seven balls to spare in a morale-boosting victory, after a demoralising 4-0 loss in the Ashes tests.After being put in to bat in the opening ODI of the five-match series, Australia opener Aaron Finch compiled his ninth hundred in the 50-over format to help the hosts to a total of 304 for eight.Yet the target proved insufficient as Roy hit 16 fours and five sixes in a belligerent knock, his fourth ODI hundred.Roy, who celebrated his century with a leap in the air, reached fifty in 32 balls and gave England a rollicking start in their chase with an opening stand of 53 with Jonny Bairstow in under five overs.England stuttered a bit after fast bowler Mitchell Starc dismissed Roy, with the touring side also losing captain Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler soon after. Root, however, remained unbeaten to take them home.Australia had earlier lost David Warner for two to a fast and sharply-rising delivery from paceman Mark Wood while in-form skipper Steve Smith (23) and Travis Head also fell cheaply as the hosts were reduced to 78-3 in the 14th over.Finch, who hit 10 fours and three sixes in his 107, and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh then gave Australia a platform to build on with a stand of 118.Finch and Marsh, who made 50, fell in quick succession and it was left to Marcus Stoinis and Tim Paine to provide Australia’s late assault and give them a defendable total.Stoinis smashed 60 in 40 balls while Paine contributed a useful 27 as the pair added 80 for the sixth wicket to help the hosts get past the 300-run mark.Brisbane will host the second match of the series on Friday. AUSTRALIA  1st innings Aaron Finch     c Jonny Bairstow b Moeen Ali    107 David Warner    c Joe Root b Mark Wood            2 Steven Smith    c Jos Buttler b Adil Rashid      23 Travis Head     b Liam Plunkett                   5 Mitchell Marsh  b Adil Rashid                    50 Marcus Stoinis  c Joe Root b Chris Woakes        60 Tim Paine       c Moeen Ali b Liam Plunkett      27 Pat Cummins     c Jason Roy b Liam Plunkett      12 Andrew Tye      Not Out                           4 Extras          0b 7lb 0nb 0pen 7w               14 Total           (50.0 overs)                  304-8Fall of Wickets : 1-10 Warner, 2-58 Smith, 3-78 Head, 4-196 Finch, 5-205 Marsh, 6-285 Stoinis, 7-296 Paine, 8-300 CumminsDid Not Bat : Starc, ZampaBowling:  Woakes   10-  0-  65- 1 ( 1w), Wood 10-   0-  49-  1,Plunkett  10   0  71   3  ( 3w),  Rashid    10 –  0 – 73-   2 ( 2w), Moeen Ali      10   0  39   1.   ……………………………………………….. ENGLAND  1st innings Jason Roy       c (Sub) b Mitchell Starc             180 Jonny Bairstow  c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc          14 Alex Hales      c Marcus Stoinis b Pat Cummins         4 Joe Root        Not Out                               91 Eoin Morgan     c Steven Smith b Pat Cummins           1 Jos Buttler     c Mitchell Starc b Marcus Stoinis      4 Moeen Ali       Not Out                                5 Extras          0b 5lb 0nb 0pen 4w                     9 Total           (48.5 overs)                       308-5Fall of Wickets : 1-53 Bairstow, 2-60 Hales, 3-281 Roy, 4-288 Morgan, 5-302 ButtlerDid Not Bat : Woakes, Rashid, Plunkett, Wood Bowling:   Starc   10-   0-  71-   2, (2w),  Cummins  10 –  0 – 63-   2,  (1w),Tye       10 –  0-  43-   0, Stoinis    6-   0-  33-   1,  Zampa  10-   0 – 72-   0 , (1w) l Marsh    2-   0-  15-0,   Head     0.5-   0-   6-   0 .last_img read more

first_img Published on December 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohnson does not have a scholarship offer from Syracuse, per 247sports.com, and only Colorado and Florida have extended scholarships. There is still an SU connection for Johnson, as his father, Kevin Johnson Sr., played wide receiver for the Orange in the late 1990s. With no scholarship offer, Johnson will likely join the team as a preferred walk-on.Playing at IMG (Florida) Academy, Johnson played alongside two future teammates at SU in defensive back Andre Cisco and linebacker Juan Wallace. Ranked just a two-star prospect, Johnson stands 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 185 pounds, per 247sports.com. He runs a 4.54-second 40-yard dash and 4.15-second shuttle, per his Hudl.com profile.Syracuse already had four wide receivers in the Class of 2018, and signed all four yesterday on the opening of the new early signing period. Track the rest of Dino Babers’ 2018 class here. Class of 2018 wide receiver Kevin Johnson Jr. committed to Syracuse on Thursday afternoon in a tweet. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay There are 5 Tipperary teams in FAI Junior Cup 5th round action today.In the early kick offs Clonmel Town face Ardee Utd, and St Michaels take on New Ross – both those games kick off at 11.30.Then at 2 o’clock, Nenagh Celtic play Iorras Aontaithe of Mayo away. Courttown Hibs travel to Clonmel Celtic, and Galbally United take on Glyn Rovers at home.Meanwhile, in the NTDL Premier divisionPortumna play Killavilla, BT Harps face Borroway and Ballymackey go up against Cloughjordan.All those games kick off at 11.30last_img read more

first_imgOn Wednesday 28th March, the nominations for the 39th Annual Sports Emmys Awards were revealed. Esports has had a presence in the awards for two years in a row now, with ELEAGUE and Riot Games receiving nominations in various categories.ELEAGUE was nominated for Outstanding Trans-media Sports Coverage, Outstanding Live Graphic Design, and The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award. These nominations are specifically for ELEAGUE’s coverage on TBS and Twitch. The company was previously recognised and nominated for Set Design in 2017. ELEAGUE is going up against the likes of HBO, NBA, FOX, and NHL across the different categories it has been nominated in.Riot Games’ title League of Legends is nominated for Outstanding Live Graphic Design, specifically for the developer’s YouTube channel. Curiously, this category is also home to one of ELEAGUE’s three nominations, so the two esports entities will be competing against each other for the award. They’re among big sporting competitions, such as the 2017 NBA Finals, NBA All-Star Weekend, and College Basketball on ESPN.Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS said the following about the 39th Sports Emmy Awards: “The world of sports television grows larger with each passing year and this year was no exception. The 39th Sports Emmy Awards encompassed a record-setting number of entries across multiple categories and the level of quality continues to show the growth and seemingly, unlimited potential of what is available for the sports viewing audience.”The full list of nominations are available for you to browse.Esports Insider says: It’s good to see esports in the same conversation as traditional sports, but more so when it comes to receive recognition in a mainstream award ceremony. Hopefully ELEAGUE and Riot Games both win, but even if they don’t, this is another well-deserved step in the right direction.last_img read more

first_imgJose Mourinho believes the squad depth at Chelsea is at the right level as he prepares an assault on the Premier League title and the Champions League, according to ESPN.Mourinho has discussed the situation regarding his goalkeepers, Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois, and compared the situation to the rest of the squad, where he argued competition is welcomed.“We have Diego Costa, [Didier] Drogba and [Fernando] Torres; [Cesc] Fabregas and Ramires; this is a club that wants to be strong and have real possibilities to compete for trophies,” Mourinho said. “We need competition in every place.”Courtois this summer returned to Stamford Bridge from a three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid, which he ended with a league title winner’s medal and appearance in the Champions League final, helping Atletico beat Chelsea at the semi-final stage.It had been suggested that Cech could leave Chelsea this summer to end the speculation over who would be first choice but Mourinho has said having both goalkeepers in his squad is a positive.Mourinho’s squad also contains the experienced Mark Schwarzer, who signed on a free transfer from Fulham in 2013 and provided back-up to Cech last season. Mourinho added that he still wants Schwarzer around and considers the Australian as Chelsea’s second choice goalkeeper. “I know that Schwarzer is a very good goalkeeper, very stable, a group man [who is] completely ready to be our second goalkeeper like he was last season – to give positive answers if we need him to play,” the manager said. “He is our second goalkeeper – we feel very safe with him.”Cech has made more than 400 appearances for Chelsea in his 10 years at the club, signing from Rennes in 2004. Courtois has yet to feature for Chelsea since his 2011 move from Genk, while Schwarzer appeared 12 times in all competitions in 2013-14.last_img read more

first_imgCleveland will send Nik Stauskus and Wade Baldwin to Houston in the deal.The Rockets have been in search of a wing player for the better part of the season. They landed one the night before the trade deadline, which is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Related News The Rockets acquired Iman Shumpert.Houston completed a three-team deal with the Kings and Cavaliers to acquire the guard from the Kings, Cleveland announced Thursday. The Kings acquire guard Alec Burks and a second-round pick from the Cavaliers as part of the deal, as well. NBA trade rumors: Rockets offering first-round pick to Grizzlies to get rid of Brandon Knight and his contract Cleveland will get Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a 2019 lottery-protected pick from Houston in the trade.Knight has two seasons, including 2019, and about $30 million left on the five-year, $70 million deal he signed with the Suns.Houston acquired Knight, alongside Chriss, this offseason in a trade for Ryan Anderson.last_img read more

first_imgJon Gruden was upset after he traded Khalil Mack.The Raiders coach told The Athletic he “cried for three days” after the team sent the 28-year-old linebacker to the Bears in early September in exchange for a package centered around two first-round picks. The Raiders will have three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft next month.Mack registered 12 1/2 sacks and made his fourth Pro Bowl in five years with Chicago last season. Oakland struggled in 2018 and finished with a 4-12. But, the team made major upgrades this offseason, including trading for disgruntled Steelers receiver Antonio Brown as well as signing wideout Tyrell Williams, offensive lineman Trent Brown and safety Lamarcus Joyner.Gruden said the Raiders would not have been “able to” acquire those players if they had not completed the Mack deal. Related News Raiders coach Jon Gruden addresses Derek Carr trade rumorscenter_img NFL free agency news: Landry Jones latest ex-Steeler to sign with Raiders Gruden said he “cried for 3 days after trading Mack. But we’re not able to get Antonio Brown, Trent Brown and Lamarcus Joyner without making that trade.” #Raiders— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 26, 2019“It was a tough year,” Gruden said to NFL Network about 2018. “No doubt. For the fans, for the players, for the coaches and for me. But necessary. It was something we had to get through and we got through and we’re excited about the future.“We’re on schedule. We had a great offseason. … We’ve established a really good work ethic in our building. Our guys know how to prepare, how to practice and we’ve got a good environment.”last_img read more