Nisshin Shipping Boosts Ultramax Order at Nantong Xiangyu

first_imgJapanese shipowner Nisshin Shipping has reportedly ordered six Ultramax dry bulkers at Nantong Xiangyu Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering.The order includes options for three more 63,500 dwt newbuildings, according to the data from Asiasis.The value of the deal has not been disclosed, however, the firm ships from the order are said to be scheduled for delivery in 2020.The Chinese shipbuilder is already building ten Ultramaxes for Nisshin, with four newbuildings scheduled for completion next year and six more following suit in 2020.The latest bulker newbuildings are being added to the company’s 40-strong bulker newbuilding tally spread across South Korean, Japanese and Chinese shipbuilders, data from VesselsValue shows. Nisshin also has 10 tankers on order.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Construction worker found dead in Lapuz

first_imgInitial police report said Secapure hada cardiac arrest. It was not immediately clear if foul play was ruled out inhis death./PN ILOILO City – A construction worker wasfound dead in Barangay Libertad, Lapuz district. The victim sustained no injuries, makingthe police dismiss the possibility of murder. Secapure’s co-workers discovered him in theirbarracks around 9:20 a.m., a police report showed. Police identified him as 47-year-oldJoey Secapure of Barangay Mapili Grande, Badiangan, Iloilo. last_img read more

Ex-Eagles defender urges footballers not to live a ‘fake life’

first_imgFormer Super Eagles and West Brom defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has again called on Nigerian footballers to always live within their means. Loading… The ex-PAOK skipper reasserted the posit to while speaking on football finances.Advertisement Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In Half8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their CareersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Udeze opined that the flamboyant lifestyles of soccer stars make them easily distracted, stating that some accrue wealth and spend it incessantly without remembering they’ll retire.“The chasm is big. Very wide vacuum between when you play and when you retire,’ Udeze said. Our players must wake up to this reality on time so they don’t end up helpless after retirement or when uncertainties like injuries happen”, He concluded. read also:Udeze urges footballers to be  Financially ResponsibleUdeze was a marauding left-back in his days and had his promising career not attain seismic height due to injuries. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Formula E driver Abt disqualified for using professional racer

first_img(BBC) – Formula E driver Daniel Abt was disqualified and ordered to pay £8,900 to charity for getting a professional gamer to compete under his name in an official esports race.Organisers also took away all points won to date by the 27-year-old German in the Race at Home Challenge series.Lorenz Horzing, who competed for Abt, finished third in Saturday’s race behind Britain’s Oliver Rowland and Belgian ex-F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne.Abt later apologised.“I did not take it as seriously as I should have,” he said.“I am especially sorry about this because I know how much work has gone into this project on the part of the Formula E organisation. I am aware that my offence has a bitter aftertaste but it was never meant with any bad intention.”Vandoorne suspected Abt was not driving and French racer Jean-Eric Vergne asked the German to turn his video on in the next race so they could confirm it was him.last_img read more

Syracuse reverts to working on fundamentals after blowout loss in preparation for pair of home matchups

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Jon: | @jmettus In Syracuse’s first game of the season, it outlasted Colgate 2-1, but barely.“Well, we got through it,” head coach Paul Flanagan said after the game.But against Boston College, two days later, the Orange lost 10-2 in a game in which it was outmatched in nearly every aspect.The team was unprepared for Colgate, Flanagan said, and unprepared for Boston College, too.SU has gone back to basics since, working on fundamentals ahead of its two games this weekend. The Orange (1-1) hosts Northeastern (0-0) on Friday at 7 p.m. and New Hampshire (0-3) at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Tennity Ice Pavilion. In practice this week, the team has focused on the simple skills it needs to improve on the most, Flanagan said: passing, puck handling, one-on-ones and crashing the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe early-season problems haven’t been systematic, Flanagan said. Instead, each player needs to improve her in-game production, starting with the upperclassmen.The Orange was penalized eight times against Colgate and six times against Boston College.“We’ve been playing the body a lot, which is what we need to do in women’s hockey, but we just need to keep moving our feet,” said SU defender Nicole Renault. “That way we don’t get called for those penalties.”The players need to take better paths to the puck, Flanagan said, so they don’t have to use their bodies and take penalties.Against Colgate, the constant penalties ruined any chance the team had of maintaining possession and creating momentum in the offensive zone. Against Boston College, two of the Orange’s six penalties led to goals.The team has also struggled with turnovers and winning one-on-one puck battles.“They got to pucks that we had,” Flanagan said about the Boston College game. “We had pucks and they just took it away from us.”The players need to get more shots off instead of trying to be fancy with the puck, Flanagan said. SU was outshot 41-17 by Boston College.Some of the players Flanagan hoped to rely on early in the year were the team’s upperclassmen. But against Boston College, the freshmen generated most of Syracuse’s offense.“They all played last year when we beat BC here, 4-1, and upset them and really didn’t carry any of that experience with them,” Flanagan said of the older players on the team.Stephanie Grossi, a freshman forward, scored one of SU’s two goals and led the team in shots.The only senior to find the back of the net for the Orange so far this year is senior forward Julie Knerr, who scored on her only shot of the season — the game-winner against Colgate.“It’s pretty frustrating,” said senior forward Allie LaCombe. “It’s early in the season. We only have two games under our belt so it’s nice to … come back from summer and start playing again. Hopefully we can start producing like we should be.” Commentslast_img read more

Tyler Roberson rebounds from recent struggles in loss to UNC

first_img Comments CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tyler Roberson did all he could to clean up Syracuse’s messes. He stood under the basket as Malachi Richardson heaved up a 3 in the opening minute of the second half, with North Carolina’s lead boosted up to seven.The shot clanked off the iron and rested into his Roberson’s hands. He quickly dished it out to Michael Gbinije, also trying to predicate Syracuse’s hopeful comeback on long-ball attempts. Gbinije’s prayer wasn’t answered from behind the arc, and Roberson couldn’t get between Dajuan Coleman and his third personal foul.The 6-foot-8 forward could only get between the Tar Heels and 11 missed shots, and his team-leading effort still wasn’t enough to get in the way of a third loss in four games.“I thought (Roberson) was good,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “This was a perfect game for him, they don’t block out so he’ll go and get some rebounds and he did that tonight.”Nine days after Roberson’s head coach said he wouldn’t play a minute if Boeheim had “anyone else,” and two days after playing a season-low 14 minutes, Roberson stayed on the court for 34. As the Orange (19-11, 9-8 Atlantic Coast) repeatedly missed from deep in a 75-70 loss to No. 7 North Carolina (24-6, 13-4) on Monday night, Roberson reemerged as a presence under the basket.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe corralled a game-high 11 rebounds, his most in six games when he posted 15 rebounds against Virginia Tech on Feb. 2. Roberson wasn’t inspired, and publicly said he wasn’t swayed by Boeheim’s stern words. But after missing the first shot of the game for Syracuse, he smothered a Trevor Cooney missed 3 and laid in his own shot.He rebounded in every sense of the word, and turned his season back around after Boeheim provided a dead end.“It’s all mental,” Roberson said. “You’ve got to keep playing hard and tell yourself you got to like take it to another level. I think if you do that you’ll be fine, and that’s what I tried to do.”The Orange only shot 5-of-20 from behind the arc, and started the game as cold as it ended, missing three open looks in the opening two and a half minutes. Roberson grabbed the missed Cooney 3, but couldn’t beat UNC’s Justin Jackson on the subsequent rebound attempt off a Tyler Lydon miss.But he recovered to corral Brice Johnson’s miss on the other end, contributing to his positive sequence opening the game and seven total rebounds through just over the opening eight minutes. It equaled his total combined from the past two games.As Syracuse continued to hang with the Tar Heels in the early going, Roberson nabbed another Lydon shot that clanked off the iron. Instead of looking outside the perimeter to dish the ball, he lifted the ball high above his head and reached for the basket.Kennedy Meeks bodied up against Roberson as he rose toward the basket, and fouled the SU forward as the ball sunk through the net to give SU its first lead of the game.“He just battled tonight,” Michael Gbinije said. “He gave us an inside presence at times … and it’s nice to just have some interior scoring.”Against the Tar Heels’ dynamic offense, Syracuse tried compensating for its inability to slow down UNC in the second half by shooting quicker and more frequently.He fed Richardson for a corner 3 midway through the second half, and immediately took off across the baseline to reach the basket. His hands met Richardson’s miss almost simultaneously, but he ended up turning the ball over.Roberson caught up to Richardson’s miss, but even with a game-high six offensive rebounds, couldn’t keep up with the frequency of misses. He single-handedly couldn’t chase down the lead. But what he could do was rebound. And he rebounded to keep SU within reach, and once again grab ahold of his season.“That’s what he’s been doing all year for us,” Richardson said of Roberson’s performance. “I think he got away from it these past few games. I think it was a wake-up call, and we need him to do that.“We need him to do that every game for us.” Published on February 29, 2016 at 11:33 pm Contact Connor: | @connorgrossmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hurling quarter finals on the horizon

first_imgBurgess manager Pat Cremin sees their County Senior Hurling Championship quarter final match this weekend as a 50/50 game.His side will take on Templederry Kenyons.That’s the first part of a double header of last eight action at Semple Stadium on Sunday, with Thurles also hosting two quarter-finals on Saturday. Burgess came from behind to beat Borris-Ileigh last Sunday, while Templederry Kenyons powered past Moycarkey-Borris.We’ll have regular updates here on Tipp FM from the senior hurling quarter finals.last_img read more

New faces on Tipp hurling team to face Cork

first_imgDarren Gleeson is restored to the goalkeeping position for his first match of the campaign for a Premier team already qualified for the quarter-finals. Former Tipp star James Woodlock says Michael Ryan has been using his panel of players well.Tipp FM’s live updates of this Sundays National Hurling League game between Tipp and Cork comes in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea and Arrabawn Store, Tyone, Nenagh.last_img

Unibet releases updated “Champions of Esports” report

first_imgBookmaker Unibet has released an updated version of its “Champions of Esports”, a tool showing various statistics from across esports history.The nifty and easy to use tool takes viewership data from Statista and player, game and country data from, Newzoo, Twitch and TeamLiquid.Credit: UnibetIt offers a variety of statistics from viewership, to average tournament winnings all the way to player nationalities and player density (i.e. amount of professionals per million population).  The infographics on top earning players and teams help visualise what otherwise is just a long list of numbers.Although they’ve cited sources, it’s fairly difficult to tell exactly where the numbers come from. This is a general gripe at most things in esports, and a frustration that many have even had with Newzoo forecasts – there’s no transparency in where or how the numbers are obtained.Whilst the infographic looks lovely and to anyone looking for a snapshot of esports growth or breakdown of statistics they may serve some purpose, a majority of the figures need to be carefully considered for what they are. Again, this isn’t just the case with the Unibet tool but across the whole of esports data.Credit: UnibetCertain statistics such as “pro count by game” offer little explanation as to who, or what constitutes a professional with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive an anomaly with over 6,665 “pros”. The difficulty is in deciding what makes someone a professional? There are definitely not that many players making a comfortable living by playing CS:GO. Switch to the “average age of a pro” graph and it suggests there are 1,425 professionals in total across esports to take a sample from. Something doesn’t quite add up.It suggests Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gained over 3,000 professional players between 2015 and 2016 which seems a little ambitious at a stretch – unless anyone else has charted the emergence of 600 professional teams alone in just a year?Certain statements above the infographics also tend to lack credibility. One reads:“Despite only being released in the last few years, Heroes of the Storm (June 2015) and Hearthstone (March 2014) have breached the top 10 and look certain to overhaul Counter-Strike by the turn of 2018.”First off, they’re comparing Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm to Counter Strike. Not Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Counter-Strike: Source, just Counter Strike. If we’re to assume that this means the 1.6 iteration of Valve’s popular FPS title, then there hasn’t been an esports scene for a long, long time. So of course two active titles could overhaul it.Then again, stating that Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone (which according to their graphs are $3.3m and $3.6m behind Counter Strike respectively) will overhaul Counter Strike also seems bold without reason. It’s safe to say that the Heroes of the Storm scene is hardly blossoming and its prize pool growth may stagnate. It’s brave, and completely unnecessary, to claim that Hearthstone will have over $3.3m in prizes this year.Another smaller gripe is the statement:“Owing to the performances of Wings Gaming in Dota 2’s The International tournaments, China have topped the winnings leaderboard since 2014”Wings Gaming won The International (TI) in 2016, and whilst China’s rise to the top of the tournament winnings chart was down to The International winnings it was the first/second place of Newbee and Vici Gaming that delivered it. Wings Gaming have only competed in one TI and it doesn’t take a genius to research it.Esports Insider says: On premise alone, it’s a nice idea. The continued issue around lack of transparency with esports data is clear though and although this tool is pleasing on the eye – the question is what does it, or what is it, trying to achieve?last_img read more

A two vehicle car crash sends four people to the hospital

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— The Alpena County Sheriff’s Department together with local fire and police agencies responded to a two vehicle car crash that resulted in four people being transported to MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena. The crash happened at Hamilton Road and U-S 23 North just after 2pm Monday when a GMC Sierra pickup driving westbound failed to yield the right away to a Chevrolet Captiva heading northbound.This lead to the Captiva colliding with the pickup. Traffic was shutdown along U-S 23 for almost two hours and the crash still remains under investigation. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local healthcare facility will soon reopenNext Daily COVID-19 update May 12, 2020last_img read more