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Second Crown-63 Ultramax Delivered to Eagle Bulk

Second Crown-63 Ultramax Delivered to Eagle Bulk

first_imgUS-based operator of dry bulkers Eagle Bulk Shipping has taken delivery of MV Southport Eagle, the second ship from the recently acquired batch of nine Crown-63 Ultramax dry bulk sister vessels.The 2013-built vessel, previously named JS Mississippi, was purchased earlier in 2017 from Greenship Bulk Trust. The bulker, which was constructed by China’s shipbuilder Dayang Shipbuilding, has a market value of USD 18.5 million, VesselsValue data shows.Under the deal, which was first unveiled in late February 2017, Eagle Bulk Shipping reached an agreement to acquire six Crown-63 Ultramaxes, while an additional 3 ships were contingent upon final approval from Greenship’s unit holders. The approvals for the additional vessels were granted in March 2017.“We are pleased to have been able to secure this fleet acquisition of 9 quality Ultramax vessels, and look forward to having them join Eagle’s fleet over the coming months,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, earlier said.Eagle Bulk acquired the nine ships, which would be renamed after Connecticut coastal towns, for a total of USD 153 million.With the addition of the 63,500 dwt MV Southport Eagle, Eagle Bulk’s fleet currently consists of 42 vessels on the water, including 4 Ultramax vessels, with another 7 Ultramaxes set to be delivered over the coming months. The company’s pro-forma owned-fleet will consist of 49 Supramaxes/Ultramaxes.last_img read more

The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting their first child (Video)

The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting their first child (Video)

first_imgLifeSiteNews 24 April 2014Three “married” lesbians in Massachusetts have announced they are expecting the first of several children intended for their polygamous union. But marriage advocates say the story confirms their warnings about the slippery slope created by redefining marriage and granting legal privileges based on a self-identified characteristic like sexual orientation.The three women – Doll, 30; Brynn, 32; and Kitten, 27 – are not legally married to all the members of the polyamorous coupling, something not permitted under state or federal law.Brynn and Doll have been together since 2009. However, it is Brynn and Kitten who were legally “married” in a ceremony last August; Doll was “handfasted” to both.“We had specialist lawyers draw up paperwork so our assets are equally divided,” Brynn said.They consider themselves a “throuple.” Brynn said, “I like to think of us as a romantic committee.”The idea for the ceremony, culminated when each of their fathers walked them down the aisle, came from Kitten. “Marriage had always been an important symbol of commitment for me,” she said.After the ceremony, the three set up house and divided chores, with Brynn working a 40-hour week to bring home the money, Doll cooking, and Kitten cleaning the house. And bearing the children.Kitten announced that she had used IVF to become pregnant by an anonymous sperm donor. She hopes to bear three children, one for each of the mothers. She expects to deliver the first in July.Until it occurred, proponents of same-sex “marriage” dismissed the argument that gay “marriage” would undermine monogamy. But Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of The Ruth Institute, said she was not surprised to learn of the trio. “We have been saying for some time that once you remove the gender requirement there is no reason for marriage to be confined to only two people,” Dr. Morse told LifeSiteNews.https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-next-marriage-redefinition-massachusetts-lesbian-throuple-expecting-thelast_img read more

Pirates Blanked By SW Spartans

Pirates Blanked By SW Spartans

first_imgIn what proved to be a very defensive game, Greensburg fell on the road to Southwestern by a score of 5-0.The Pirates did a good job of applying pressure defensively, but a few defensive lapses allowed for Southwestern to put a few away on the Pirates in the first half. Offensively, Greensburg had a couple scoring chances late in the first half, but were stopped by some great saves from Southwestern’s keeper.The second half was much of the same for Greensburg, again playing disruptive defense for much of the half. Southwestern put one away on Greensburg with a great goal off of a corner kick. The offense for the Pirates stalled out several times, but Greensburg got shots on goal from Joseph Pacilio, Nicholas Zapfe, David Santiago, Chase Springmeyer and Vincent Pavy. Defensively, senior Trevin White played  great defense, communicated effectively and made several key saves for the Pirates.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

November 15, 2018 Police Blotter

November 15, 2018 Police Blotter

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McIlroy moves into contention

McIlroy moves into contention

first_img And with Mahan languishing 14 shots off the lead and Watson eight adrift, the battle for the richest prize in golf looks to be down to three players, with Horschel carding a second consecutive 66 and Kirk alongside McIlroy and Australian Jason Day following a 68. McIlroy insists the title means more to him than the money, the 25-year-old keen to end a brilliant season on a high note after four victories, including two major titles in the Open and US PGA Championship. The four-time major winner holed from 11 feet for his first birdie of the day on the second but bogeyed the fourth for the second day in succession after his drive plugged in the face of a fairway bunker. McIlroy had been frustrated by taking one step forward and one step back on Thursday, but this time took two steps forward with birdies from close range on the sixth and seventh, although another birdie chance did go begging on the par-five ninth. The 25-year-old never threatened to hole birdie putts on the 10th or 11th, but very nearly holed his approach to the 12th, his ball clattering into the pin. Fortunately for the Northern Irishman it finished just eight feet away and he holed the putt, before his round took a bizarre turn on the 14th, where his wayward drive clipped a tree and somehow dropped straight into a spectator’s shorts pocket. “I got really lucky,” McIlroy said. “It ricocheted off a tree and went straight into his pocket somehow. That ball could have went anywhere and luckily I was able to take a drop and hit it on the green and make par. “The guy probably deserved more than just the handshake that I gave him.” The world number one carded a superb 65 at East Lake – the lowest score of the week so far – to finish six under par, two shots behind halfway leader Billy Horschel, winner of the BMW Championship last week. Along with Horschel, Chris Kirk, Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan, McIlroy knows victory on Sunday would also secure the overall FedEx Cup title – and with it a bonus of £6million. Press Association Rory McIlroy admitted he owed one spectator more than just a handshake for aiding his bid for an extremely lucrative victory in the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Friday. For the second day running McIlroy birdied the 17th and then put the icing on the cake by holing from 25 feet on the last, adding on Sky Sports 4: ” To finish like that with two birdies puts me in a great position going into the weekend.” Justin Rose carded five birdies and one bogey in a round of 66 to move to two under par overall, one ahead of Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia, who bogeyed the last for a 71. Germany’s Martin Kaymer complained of fatigue in his “marathon” effort of playing six tournaments in the last seven weeks, the US Open champion recording a 69 to lie two over par. last_img read more

Ramsey knew Kane would make splash

Ramsey knew Kane would make splash

first_img Press Association “He hasn’t surprised me,” Ramsey said. “Tottenham have been fantastic in giving their youngsters opportunities to play. “Harry has been a very good player for a long time, I known him for a long time. “I was at Tottenham for nine years and was in charge of coaching at the academy and, along with (coaches) like John McDermott and Perry Suckling, helped bring through quite a few good youngsters. “Harry has always been very dedicated, he’s a single-minded player who trains hard. “He’s scored over 20 goals now and he’s well capable of that – he’s not the kind of player who gets fazed.” The Spurs team that beat Arsenal on Saturday boasted the youngest average age of any top-flight side this season. Tottenham opened their new Enfield training complex in 2012 and Ramsey believes the shift of emphasis towards youth players is starting to bear fruit. Ramsey spent nine years coaching the youth sides at White Lane and helped Kane break into the first team under Tim Sherwood last season. Kane joined the Spurs academy in 2009 and has flourished this term, scoring his 21st and 22nd goals of the campaign in a 2-1 Barclays Premier League win over Arsenal on Saturday. QPR caretaker manager Chris Ramsey is not surprised by Harry Kane’s success this season, having worked with the striker at Tottenham’s academy. “That was massive for Tottenham and it is going to save them a lot of money because they’ve got a lot of good players in there now,” Ramsey said. “A lot of the youngsters who have come out of there and got into the first team this season have a singled-mindedness about training hard and practising every day. “That’s come out in how they’ve performed this season.” last_img read more

Other Sports Saina Nehwal crashes out of All England Badminton tournament

Other Sports Saina Nehwal crashes out of All England Badminton tournament

first_imgSaina Nehwal’s head-to-head record against Tai Tzu Ying is now 5-15.Saina has not beaten Tai Tzu Ying since 2015.Saina had suffered a bout of diarrhea before the start of the All England Badminton tournament. Birmingham: Saina Nehwal’s dismal run against nemesis Tai Tzu-Ying continued as she suffered yet another defeat against the Taiwanese to crash out of the USD 1 million All England Championship in Birmingham. A former finalist, Saina couldn’t find answers to the deceptive strokeplay of the World No 1 Taiwanese, going down 15-21 19-21 in the 37-minute quarterfinal clash. Saina is now 5-15 in Head-to-Head career record with Tzu-Ying and it was her 13th straight defeat against the Taiwanese, who has not lost to the Indian since 2015. Tzu-Ying, who had retired at the Hong Kong Open last year due to a waist injury, seemed to have recovered well as she went about her job with consummate ease at the Arena Birmingham. Tzu-Ying’s arsenal of strokes was in full display as she rushed to a 11-3 lead. Saina produced two superb drops and won nine of the next 12 points to narrow the equation to 12-14.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Tzu-Ying then came out with a flurry of her magical strokes to move to 20-13 and sealed it comfortably. In the second game, Saina enjoyed a five-point cushion at 8-3 in the second game after husband Parupalli Kashyap pleaded her to play disciplined badminton. Some exceptional strokes helped the Taiwanese to gather a few points but Saina ensured a 11-8 advantage at the interval. The Indian tried to keep Tzu-Ying at the backline with her deep tosses but fatigue, perhaps due to the bout of diarrhea ahead of the event, affected her. Tzu-Ying’s deceptive strokes often left Saina wrong-footed as she moved ahead of the Indian to 17-15. Saina made it 19-19 with a successful line call. But two precise returns on the Indian’s backhand ended the match in the Taiwanese’s favour.last_img read more

THE NEXT STEP: Andre Cisco’s NFL dream began with 3 goals. So far, he’s achieved 2 of them.

THE NEXT STEP: Andre Cisco’s NFL dream began with 3 goals. So far, he’s achieved 2 of them.

first_imgMyriam Cisco had just settled into her seat when the Syracuse parents surrounding her started jumping. It was the first minute of the first Syracuse game she had watched in-person, and her son, Andre Cisco, bullied Wagner receiver Andrew Celis across the field and hauled in an interception. Myriam took a few seconds to react. She was still nervous. Andre’s career hadn’t been straightforward. He decided which high school he wanted to attend in elementary school and insisted on it until his mother paid his tuition, only to leave St. Anthony’s for IMG Academy after two years. At the time, he was an unheralded 16-year-old without any scholarship offers. But when he returned to New York, he was the starting free safety at an ACC school. To Myriam, that play in 2018 was cathartic. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was so happy for him,” she said. “This is exactly what he’s worked so hard for.”Andre entered the national spotlight freshman year, winning ACC defensive rookie of the year and leading the FBS in interceptions. He’s a two-time All-ACC selection, topping the conference in takeaways his sophomore year despite missing three games. He struggled with injuries his second year, but after spending an offseason working out, he’s a 2020 preseason All-American, a 2021 NFL Draft prospect and the Orange’s top defensive back.Now, he’s looking to build off what he called an underwhelming season. “A lot more leadership, a lot more plays to be made this season,” Andre said. “I’m looking to fly around to the ball and lift the energy on this team every game.” From his first year of football in fifth grade, the Syracuse free safety mapped out his career: St. Anthony’s, college football and then the NFL. Though he took a 1200-mile detour to IMG Academy, Andre has accomplished exactly what he’s set out to do so far. • • •Andre realized he wanted to play in the NFL after a trip to MetLife Stadium in middle school. Barclays, the company Myriam worked for at the time, organized a family day of carnival games at the New York Giants and Jets Stadium. He went along, unsure of what to expect. When he stepped onto the field, a smile crossed his face, Myriam said. He gazed around the field in awe — this is what he had dreamt of. “I could see myself playing here,” his mother remembered him saying. She knew then it was his destiny. But, she wasn’t as sure when he first told her about his dream.Andre’s first season was with the Valley Stream Green Hornets, the local team in Valley Stream, New York. He picked up the game quickly, understanding plays and formations in his first season. When the season ended that fall, he laid out his planned football path.“I probably didn’t take it as serious back then, when he first said it,” Myriam said.But he brought it up every season. St. Anthony’s, college football and then the NFL. He continued to impress on the field, enrolling in St. Anthony’s one year later. Step one was complete.,With the Friars, he played junior varsity his first two years because underclassmen were rarely promoted to varsity, former head varsity coach Rich Reichert said. When he showed up to practice before freshman year, Andre, who at that point had only played quarterback and running back, switched to defense. He knew he needed to earn game time, and there was an open spot at cornerback.He woke up at 5:30 a.m. every day to catch the 6:29 a.m. bus out of Valley Stream for school. By the end of his second season, he was already one of the best corners at St. Anthony’s, Reichert said. In their annual spring season, a 16-year-old Andre clamped down other teams’ best receivers, jumping a curl route one time and making a diving interception. “I could tell by the spring season of his sophomore year that this kid was going to be special,” Reichert said. “He’s really everything you want in a defensive back.”For the next season, Andre was set to play a key role for the varsity team, so he started looking for summer training camps to improve skills. He found a camp online in California, one where he could stay with Myriam’s cousin nearby. “When I Googled it, I was like ‘that’s not a camp,’” Myriam said. “This is a group of people getting together on a beach and working out.”,Instead, she found a school in Bradenton, Florida that offered positional training for high school football players. She showed her son the description: “IMG Academy: an elite training camp taught by former NFL and college players.”Though Andre insisted that he attend the California camp, his mother called IMG the next day and booked his flight for two days after his sophomore year ended. When he arrived, he saw the facilities, including the professional-style gym and the ornate locker room with nameplates for each player.During the camp, he had the opportunity to lift weights with IMG’s conditioning trainers twice a day. The staff was impressed not only with his athletic ability but also with how quickly he implemented advice from coaches. It didn’t hurt that he shut down every receiver he covered either, said Sheldon Bell, former IMG head of recruiting. “We looked for the guys that not only were talented but also were willing to do whatever it took to get better,” Bell said. “We took one look at this kid and knew we wanted him in the program.”,In the middle of the week-long camp, Myriam received a call from Bell. Andre, who had never played a minute of varsity football, had an offer from one of the best high school football programs in the nation.Though there was a bit of deliberation, in reality, the decision was a no-brainer. He was traveling hours round-trip for school and training in New York, but at IMG, he could get to the weight room, practice facility and classroom within minutes. If he wanted to follow through on the final two steps of his plan established five years prior — college football, then the NFL — he had to move south. The first few weeks at IMG were strenuous. The 16-year-old was timid when he arrived, Bell said. He didn’t know anybody else yet and struggled to stay occupied on weekends, as IMG didn’t allow students to leave campus unless a parent or registered adult signed them out.“He had never been away from home,” Myriam said, “I remember saying to him, ‘Allow yourself to focus.’”Andre started lifting weights more, Bell said. He also watched more film, studying physical corners such as Richard Sherman to see how they prevented receivers from breaking into their routes. By the time the season came around, he had settled into a role on special teams — not yet a defensive starter.“IMG helped me in a lot of different ways,” Andre said, “Being on my own and having to take care of business by myself. That was a big part of it.”,Andre observed future Cleveland Browns safety Grant Delpit and mastered the intricacies of man-coverage from the sidelines his junior year. He tried to emulate Delpit, who was built similarly, former IMG defensive backs coach Antonio Banks said. Banks, who coached Andre during his senior year in 2017, moved him to safety soon after watching him in practice that summer. “This guy is tall, he’s lanky and he’s physical. He can play safety,” Banks said of his decision. “Once he got it in his mind that he was going to play safety, he just took it and ran with it.”Shortly after Delpit departed for LSU, Andre stepped into the starting role. Banks wanted him to improve his range or ability to get from his role as a deep-lying safety to the  sides of the field. He spent hours after practice on the agility ladder, catching balls on the JUGS machine and working on explosive running. Andre matured to the point where he was correcting his teammates and coaching staff. In walkthroughs and film breakdowns, he would speak up and tell Banks what he thought was right. “It was a joy to see a player willing to do that,” Banks said.Even with his rapid improvements, Andre didn’t receive many offers until the final month of his senior season. An academic advisor sent his tape to a few schools, and offers from Vanderbilt and Syracuse trickled in. He visited SU, met head coach Dino Babers and saw the facilities at Manley Field House. The proximity to home was a bonus, and an open spot at free safety and potential for immediate playing time was appealing. Step two was complete.In the years since, Andre has emerged as the Orange’s defensive leader. Even though he tallied five interceptions in nine games last season — best in the ACC —  he traveled down to Atlanta in the spring to rebound from a somewhat disappointing sophomore year. He worked with Oliver Davis II, a defensive backs specialist who’s trained numerous NFL players.If all goes as planned, and if those workouts with Davis pay off, step three will be complete. St. Anthony’s, college football and now the NFL. Published on September 9, 2020 at 9:20 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Commentslast_img read more

Eight Countries Confirm for 5th Okpekpe Road Race

Eight Countries Confirm for 5th Okpekpe Road Race

first_img Elite athletes from as many as eight countries will participate in next weekend’s fifth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in Okpekpe, Etsakor East Local Government Area of Edo State.According to Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, the countries who have confirmed their participation include; Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Morocco, Turkey, Burundi  and of course the host nation, Nigeria.“We are delighted to announce that elite athletes from eight countries will participate in the IAAF Bronze label race scheduled for Saturday May 13th,” says Esan who revealed that former Nigeria track and field international, Yusuf Ali, who is the top technical official of the race has confirmed the number of participating countries based on the conclusion of the international elite athletes registration.“This is to fulfill the IAAF conditions for a label race. The rules state that all label races, from gold to bronze must have a certain number of international elite field spread across four or five countries depending on the class of the label,” explains Esan who added that the desire of the Okpekpe organisers is to move to the silver label rating by next year.“Bronze Label races must have an international elite field with a minimum of five men and five women participating in the competition and a minimum of four different nationalities must be represented,” revealed Esan who added that organisers of this year’s edition of the race have fulfilled even conditions met for a gold label race.“For example we have over 10 men and 10 women elite runners from eight countries participating in the race. For gold and silver labeled races, the international elite field must be a minimum of five men and five women participating in the competition and a minimum of at least five different nationalities,” he said.This, according to Esan, could be, for example, elite men from three countries and elite women from two countries for mixed gender races which Okpekpe is.“It is clear that we are already on the right track for a silver label rating come next year,” he said.The Okpekpe international 10km road race is powered by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, leaders in sports marketing and hospitality business in Nigeria.It is the first and only road race in Nigeria whose race course has been measured by an IAAF/AIMS accrShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Clippers’ Paul Pierce looking forward to final season

Clippers’ Paul Pierce looking forward to final season

first_imgPierce turns 39 in October and averaged career lows in points, rebounds and minutes a season ago and wrestled with the decision whether to join Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett in retirement or return for another year on the Clippers.“Why not give it one more shot?” he said.After working the NBA Finals as a television analyst, Pierce certainly had options for the upcoming year, and it wasn’t until August that he fully committed to any of them.I think that’s the hardest part, what people don’t understand is the summertime is motivation, how willing you’re willing to work for the upcoming season, and I think as older players, once you see that drive fall off in the summer, then I think it’s time to hang it up,” he said. “Early in the summer, I really didn’t feel like getting up, going to the gym, working out, but as the summer progressed and I thought about the year and I thought about the players, and I was like, last season kind of left a bad taste in my mouth with how it ended, how I played. So I just wanted to kind of go out on my own terms and have one more opportunity to win a championship with this group.”Pierce’s role won’t be much different from a year ago, with Doc Rivers saying he’ll probably spend more time playing power forward, fighting for minutes with Blake Griffin, new additions Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass, returning small-ball options Wesley Johnson and Luc Mbah a Moute and rookie Brice Johnson. PLAYA VISTA >> Paul Pierce sat on stage at the Clippers’ facility a year ago, with hopes on being a major contributor and dreams of bringing a title parade to the streets of Los Angeles.One media day later the tone was much different.Pierce, who earlier in the day announced that he’d retire from the NBA following the upcoming season, his 19th, joked with teammates and talked about soaking everything in on the last stop of his career before it finally wraps up and possibly being elected into the Hall of Fame.Instead of just focusing on rings, Pierce will take in the dinners, the jokes in the locker room and even his final media day. Like Pierce, Rivers, his longtime coach, will take stock of the little things in their final journey through a NBA season together.“You know, someone asked me what will Paul leave as a legacy, and I told — I think more kids should actually watch Paul Pierce play than some of the other players because of the way he plays,” Rivers said. “Paul is not going to be ina lot of highlights, but when you watch how he played, and fundamentally how well he played, I think that’s actually what kids should really watch is how he did it without using his athleticism that he actually has.”Clippers a superteam?Pierce, who was part of a so-called Big Three in Boston, knows plenty about the NBA’s superteam phenomena he helped start. In the East, there’s Cleveland, with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and, of course, LeBron James. The Knicks have cobbled together some older, injury-prone former stars to try and compete.Out West, Kevin Durant’s choice to join the Golden State Warriors certainly makes a super successful team (a NBA record 73 wins) even more super.But instead of being intimidated, Pierce pointed out the Clipper team, one with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford, is pretty super too.“This could very well easily be what’s considered a superteam,” Pierce said.Rivers said he’s confident with the Clippers’ core and thinks they’re in contention.“I like our team. I think we can play with anybody, and we don’t feel like there’s a gap. But that’s all we have to prove, and I think everyone has to prove that. I know history very well in this league, and there’s been a lot of superteams put together, quote-unquote, superteams, and I know the history. I feel comfortable where we’re at.”NotesGriffin and Paul, who both had their postseason cut short with injuries, said they’re 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp Tuesday. …Griffin said the Clippers will discuss the possibility of joining the growing number of athletes protesting social injustices. “Whatever we do, I think we all agreed we’re going to do it together,” he said. “It’s not going to be one or two guys or an individual thing. I think we’ll make a statement as a team because that’s kind of always the best way to make a statement.” …The Clippers rounded out their training camp roster by signing Los Angeles native Dorell Wright and guard Xavier Munford. The Clippers have the maximum 15 guaranteed contracts for next season and would need to waive or trade a player to make room for one of the two. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more