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first_img Next Press Trust of India KarachiFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 22:58 IST Pakistan will not be taking part in the ISSF World Cup in India (Representative Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan will not travel to India for ISSF World CupOne of the shooters was also a Pakistan Navy PersonnelThe served as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic gamesPakistan will not participate in the shooting World Cup in New Delhi after a top official of the national federation confirmed Tuesday that its marksmen had not been issued visas by the Indian High Commission.The Pulwama terror attack, which killed 40 CRPF personnel, had cast a doubt on Pakistan shooters’ participation in the season-opening International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in the Indian capital.”We were supposed to fly out by Wednesday morning as the championship begins from Thursday but we were not issued visas today [Tuesday] so the visit is as good as off,” Pakistan’s National Rifle Shooting Federation (NSRF) president Razi Ahmed told PTI.”I was a bit worried about getting the visas after the Pulwama incident and our fears have come true. It is disappointing that our shooters will not get a chance to try to qualify for the Olympic Games,” Razi said.A source in the federation confirmed that one of the shooters was also a Pakistan Navy Personnel.Razi said air tickets had been booked as well as NOCs obtained for taking the ammunition to New Delhi for the use in the championship.He said Pakistan had applied for visas for the two shooters — G M Bashir and Khalil Ahmed — in the rapid fire category as the event in New Delhi will also serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic games.”We had also applied for a visa for the team manager,” he said.On Monday, the National Rifle Association of India had claimed that it had received confirmation from the Indian High Commission that visas were granted to the two Pakistan marksmen, scheduled to participate in the event, and one manager.advertisementRazi said the secretary of the Indian shooting federation had assured him that since the Indian Home Ministry has given clearance the Indian High Commission in Islamabad would issue the visas but that did not happen in the end.Meanwhile, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said it did not receive any confirmation on Pakistan shooters’ participation in the World Cup.”We have received no updates from Pakistan about their shooters’ participation,” NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia said.The ISSF event, which will offer 16 quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, starts at the Dr Karni Singh Range on Thursday.Also Read | Visa granted to Pakistan shooters for Shooting World Cup in New DelhiAlso Read | Pakistan won’t send shooters to Delhi World Cup if visas not issued by Monday eveningAlso Read | Visa will not be denied: Pakistani players to be cleared for Shooting World Cup New DelhiFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow PakistanFollow Pakistan shootersFollow New Delhi World CupFollow Shooting World CupFollow ISSF World CupFollow India visa Pulwama fallout: Pakistan shooters will not take part in New Delhi World CupPakistan will not be travelling to India for the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi after their shooters were not issued visas by the Indian High Commissionadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Next Reuters RomeMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 08:56 IST World No. 5 Alexander Zverev has been struggling for consistency in the ongoing clay-court season (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWorld no. 5 Alexander Zverev was stunned in straight sets by Matteo BerrettiniZverev has not got past the quarter-finals at any tournament since reaching the Acapulco final in early MarchKyrgios displayed his best and worst as he combined spectacular shots with an outburst of poor behaviourWorld number five Alexander Zverev continued his poor recent form as he crashed out of the Italian Open in the second round while Serena Williams had to pull out of the women’s draw with a recurring knee injury on Tuesday.Serena had beaten Swede Rebecca Peterson in straight sets on Monday and was due to face sister Venus but the injury means her participation at the May 26-June 9 French Open is in doubt.Zverev, who has not got past the quarter-finals at any tournament since reaching the Acapulco final in early March, did little to suggest he could be a contender at Roland Garros after a 7-5 7-5 defeat by home favourite Matteo Berrettini.Roared on by a partisan home crowd at the Foro Italico, Berrettini took the opening three games before the German, 2017 champion and last year’s runner-up, regained his composure.Berrettini then saved five break points to take a 6-5 lead before the rattled Zverev, who beat the Italian in the same round last year, threw away the opening set with two unforced errors and a double fault.They traded breaks early in the second before Zverev, who saved a match point in the 10th game, committed another flurry of errors, capped by a forehand into the net that handed Berrettini a memorable win.”The environment was great, the match that I played was horrendous,” said the 22-year-old Zverev.Second set meltdown for Nick KyrgiosIn first-round action, David Goffin produced two blistering sets to fight back and beat Stanislav Wawrinka 4-6 6-0 6-2 while Nick Kyrgios treated the crowd to an array of his antics in a 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Russian Daniil Medvedev.advertisementThe flamboyant and unpredictable Kyrgios again displayed his best and worst as he combined spectacular shots with an outburst of poor behaviour.The Australian won the opening point of the match with what is fast becoming a trademark underarm serve and breezed through the first set before cheers from the crowd turned to jeers amid a second-set meltdown.Having dropped serve to hand Medvedev a 5-3 lead, Kyrgios blasted a ball over the stands, then bent over and turned his backside to Medvedev and finally exchanged words with the umpire before the Russian held to force a third set.As if nothing had happened, Kyrgios got back to business as he hammered in aces and winners, having also capped some good forays to the net with confident volleys to book a second-round clash with Norwegian Casper Ruud.Goffin dropped the opening set before he blew Wawrinka away in the next two, the decisive moment coming in the second game of the third when the Belgian saved a double break point at 1-0 down.He won the next five games and, although the Swiss briefly delayed the inevitable, Goffin was able to celebrate after his frustrated opponent blazed a forehand into the crowd.Also Read | Serena Williams out of Italian Open with knee injury ahead of round 2 tie vs VenusAlso Read | Nicole Gibbs pulls out of French Open after cancer diagnosisFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Alexander ZverevFollow Nick KyrgiosFollow Serena WilliamsFollow Italian Open 2019 Italian Open: Alexander Zverev crashes out, Kyrgios downs MedvedevWhile world number 5 Alexander Zverev was knocked out in the second round of Italian Open in Rome, Nick Kyrgios treated the crowd to an array of his antics in a 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Russian Daniil Medvedev.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Reuters ParisMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 20:50 IST Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his second round match of the French Open. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSerena Williams beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-2 to breeze into 3rd round of French OpenWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Henri Laaksonen 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in the 2nd round at Roland GarrosRafael Nadal and Roger Federer have also advanced to 3rd round of the French OpenNovak Djokovic wasted little time beating Henri Laaksonen 6-1 6-4 6-3 on Thursday to breeze into the third round of the French Open and stay on course to hold all four Grand Slam titles.The 32-year-old Serbian top seed, bidding to win his second French Open, was at his clinical best in the opening set against the Swiss lucky loser, dropping only three points on serve.There was a brief loss of focus when Djokovic was broken to love midway though the second set but he was quickly back in the groove to move two sets ahead.Laaksonen, ranked 104th in the world, had only reached the second round once in a Grand Slam, and there was no way back as Djokovic broke twice in the third to wrap up victory.As with holder Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, Djokovic has enjoyed a friendly first-week draw and he will face Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso for a place in the fourth round.Serena Williams breezed into the third round of the French Open on Thursday with a routine 6-3 6-2 win against Japanese Kurumi Nara, wasting no energy in her quest for a record-equalling Grand Slam singles title.The 10th seed, chasing a first major since the 2017 Australian Open, survived a first-set fright in her opening match, but there was no hiccup this time.She will take on fellow American Sofia Kenin in the next round, with world number one Naomi Osaka a potential opponent in the quarter-finals.As often with Williams, both the clothes and the arm did the talking on Court Philippe Chatrier.She stepped into the stadium wearing her Virgil Abloh-designed dress printed with the words “Reine, Mere, Championne, Deesse” (Queen, Mother, Champion, Goddess).advertisementOn court, the 37-year-old was given a decent workout by world number 238 Nara, who was playing her only second match in the main draw of a tour-level tournament this year.Nara stood her ground in the first seven games but derailed in the eighth as Williams broke for 5-3 with a booming forehand winner down the line.The Japanese cracked earlier in the second set, dropping serve in the third game, and never recovered as Williams snatched her 801st victory on the tour.Also Read | French Open: Osaka survives early exit, Thiem battles through to 3rd roundAlso Read | French Open 2019: Federer eases into 3rd round, Cilic crashes outAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow French OpenFollow Serena WilliamsFollow Novak Djokovic French Open 2019: Djokovic, Serena smoothly sail into third roundWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic enjoyed a winning run at the French Open as he easily crushed Henri Laaksonen 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 to advance to third Round at the French Open.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Indo-Asian News Service Las VegasJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 13:35 IST Rape case against Christiano Ronaldo dropped. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe US woman had filed a lawsuit alleging Ronaldo of sexual harassment and rapeMayorga had opened up publicly after 10 years stating Ronaldo’s ‘fixers’ offered her $375,000 as pay-offRonaldo had publicly denied the allegations and never filed a response to the lawsuitIn a dramatic turn of events, a rape case filed against Juventus star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped, a media report said.In September 2018, Katheryn Mayorga had filed a lawsuit alleging Ronaldo of sexual harassment and rape in a penthouse in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The incident went back to June 2009 when he had recently moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid. Ronaldo was in the US for a pre-season tour.According to the complaint, Ronaldo, then 24, was on vacation in Las Vegas and met her in the Rain nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort before inviting her to a party in his suite.It was there that Ronaldo forced himself on Mayorga while she begged him to stop, the complaint alleged. It added that “when Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman”, Efe news had reported.After 10 years of silence, Mayorga had opened up publicly regarding the matter, stating Ronaldo’s ‘fixers’ offered her $375,000 as pay-off – but allegations were made as early as 2017 by German outlet Der Spiegel.However, now according to a report in Bloomberg, a notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada state court in Las Vegas. The report also states that the filing didn’t say whether the accuser had reached a settlement with Ronaldo.Following the lawsuit last year, Las Vegas police had reopened the investigation into the rape allegations.The Portuguese star had publicly denied the allegations and never filed a response to the lawsuit.advertisementAlso Read | Reyes’ car was above 220kmph before crash: PoliceAlso Read | Brazil coach Tite reserves judgment on Neymar rape accusationAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Christiano RonaldoFollow Katheryn MayorgaFollow Rape case Rape case against Cristiano Ronaldo droppedRape case filed against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo by Katheryn Mayorga has been dropped. According to the complaint, Ronaldo invited Mayorga to a party in his suite and forced himself on her while she begged him to stop.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Reuters ManchesterAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 22:10 IST Manchester United defeated Chelsea 4-0 in their Premier League encounter on Sunday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool started the ball rolling with a convincing 4-1 win at homeOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s United registered 4-0 win over ChelseaThe debut of VAR video reviews had an impact on several gamesFive talking points from the Premier League weekend:NO TIME FOR EASING INAfter last season’s gripping duel for the title between Manchester City and Liverpool, most observers expected this campaign to be a similar tight race with little to choose between Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions and Juergen Klopp’s European champions.But straight away?Liverpool started the ball rolling with a convincing 4-1 win at home to promoted Norwich and City responded a day later with an even more emphatic 5-0 victory at West Ham United.There was an intensity and readiness about both teams which suggests Guardiola and Klopp, along with their squads, know there is no room for error and no opportunity to gradually ease their team into the season. After last year, when City won by a solitary point – they know a slip-up, even in the opening weeks, could prove fatal.Established wisdom suggests that for mid-to-lower ranked teams it is better to play the front-runners early in the season count that as another orthodoxy that these two remarkable teams have blown away.UNITED – STRONG SIGNS OF PROGRESSOle Gunnar Solskjaer was wise to note that despite the emphatic scoreline in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Chelsea, his rebuilding job at Manchester United remains a work in progress.But while the performance at Old Trafford was by no means as impressive as the result, there were a few key indicators that he is on the right track.New acquisitions Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka made strong debuts and the back four looks a much more formidable unit than last season.advertisementThe tempo of United’s play was higher than in many of the laboured performances of last year and the way United ran away with the game in the second half suggested their fitness levels, something Solskjaer and his staff have focused heavily upon, are at a much healthier level than a year ago.Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford will need more time to adjust to their more central roles in attack, after the sale of Romelu Lukaku, but both were on target and Solksjaer was particularly pleased to see Martial score a poachers’ goal from close-range centrally.The average age of the team was the lowest of any side in the opening weekend and it was noticeable that the chosen central defender on the bench was 21-year-old Axel Tuanzebe, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, and not one of the more experienced Phil Jones, Chris Smalling or Marcos Rojo.United are unlikely to worry City or Liverpool this term but they are certainly faster, stronger, younger and hungrier.CHELSEA TO PAY FOR DEFENSIVE DEPARTURES?Chelsea’s defending was awful at times at Old Trafford with Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen looking far from solid in the centre of defence.Frank Lampard will be hoping Antonio Rudiger is back to fitness quickly because he only has 21-year-old Fikayo Tomori as back-up.But with such limited options and the club barred from the transfer market it does raise the question as to why Chelsea were so keen to sell experienced central defenders David Luiz and Gary Cahill.PROVISIONAL GOALS AND PROVISIONAL CELEBRATIONSThe debut of VAR video reviews in the Premier League inevitably had an impact on several games and thankfully all the decisions turned out to be without controversy.But the way in which goals are checked before being confirmed creates a strange situation where players — and fans — have to hold their celebrations in check until the men in front of the screens have given the thumbs-up.It is a loss of spontaneity and natural rhythm in the game which some will find hard to accept. Is that simply the price that has to be paid for greater accuracy and consistency in decision-making?BARNES A DANCEFLOOR HIT?Burnley striker Ashley Barnes struck twice in the Clarets’ 3-0 win over Southampton, as the 29-year-old continues to be a classic late developer who has worked his way up from non-league football.Such is his popularity with the Burnley support that he is now the subject of an eponymous grime track by local born rapper Bacchus which celebrates the forward’s rough edges as much as his goalscoring talent.Also Read | Furious fans call for Neymar’s departure as PSG beat Nimes 3-0Also Read | There’s always that question mark: Paul Pogba on his future at Manchester UnitedAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Premier league 2019-20Follow Chelsea vs Manchester United From VAR debut to Chelsea defeat: Talking points from the Premier League weekendPremier League 2019-20: Liverpool kicked off the season with a 4-1 win over Norwich City while Manchester United ended the weekend with a resounding win over Chelsea. Here we take a look at five talking points from the Premier League weekend.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Reuters AustriaOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 23:41 IST American teenager Coco Gauff (Twitter: @WTALinz)HIGHLIGHTSCoco Gauff beat Latvia’s Ostapenko 6-3 1-6 6-2 in a topsy-turvy contestGauff is projected to move inside the top 75 in the WTA rankings on MondayGauff started the season ranked well outside the world’s top 600American teenage sensation Coco Gauff became the youngest player to win a WTA title in 15 years as she beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the Linz Open final on Sunday.The 15-year-old Gauff, who started the season ranked well outside the world’s top 600, beat Latvia’s Ostapenko 6-3 1-6 6-2 in a topsy-turvy contest.She becomes the youngest WTA singles title holder since Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic claimed her maiden crown in Tashkent at the age of 15 in 2004.Gauff raced to a 5-0 lead in the final set before Ostapenko rediscovered her rhythm to save two match points and hold on for 5-1.Ostapenko went on to break Gauff at love to make it 5-2 but the American held her nerve to seal victory on her third match point.It concludes a remarkable week for Gauff, who went from failing to win her qualifier to entering the main draw as a lucky loser.Gauff made her opportunity count by beating Stefanie Vogele, Kateryna Kozlova, top seed Kiki Bertens and Andrea Petkovic to reach the final.”I’m still overwhelmed and shocked,” Gauff told reporters. “I guess it’s crazy to say it’s my first WTA title.”This was definitely not on the calendar at the beginning of the year, because I didn’t think I’d have a chance to get in, and now I’m the champion, so it’s crazy.”My dad told me when I got in, before the first main-draw match ‘You can’t lose twice in the same tournament!’ I’m sure he never thought it would come this far, to being the champion, but I guess he was right.”advertisementGauff, whose popularity soared at Wimbledon when she beat Venus Williams on her way to the fourth round, is projected to move inside the top 75 in the WTA rankings on Monday.Also Read | Daniil Medvedev edges past Alexander Zverev to win 3rd title in 6th final in a rowAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Coco GauffFollow WTA title American Coco Gauff wins her first singles title at the age of 15At the age of 15, teenage sensation Coco Gauff has becomes the youngest American woman to win a tour-level singles title since 1991.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_img How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep If you’ve been out to see a movie in a commercial theater recently, you’ve probably at least seen signs advertising Dolby Atmos or, better yet, heard the technology in action during a major blockbuster screening. Still, if you’re not familiar, Dolby Atmos is essentially the latest, greatest thing in surround sound, and the exciting news is, it’s coming to home theaters later this year.Two years ago, Dolby unleashed Atmos at a very limited selection of theaters. The technology, which allows for an ear-crushing 64 individual channels of surround sound (using up to 128 speakers) is a quantum leap forward from the 6 or 8-channel technology we’ve been listening to for the last several years. Not only does Atmos put a bunch of speakers in the ceiling to add a new dimension to the sound field, but movie soundtrack engineers now have the freedom to steer any given sound around the room, from one speaker to the next, totally seamlessly. This capability adds an entirely new sense of realism to fly-over effects, rain … you name it.So how will this technology work in a home, where space is much more limited? Well, one of the cool things about Dolby Atmos is that it is scalable – you don’t need to worry about finding a spot for 55 more speakers – and it works in such a way that it adapts to however many speakers you do have. For the time being, Dolby Atmos in home theater setups will be limited to the addition of up to four speakers, and these speakers will either be mounted to the ceiling to fire down at you, or, if that’s not possible, placed atop other speakers in the room, aimed at the ceiling so the sound reflects down.  The good news here is that you only have to add speakers, not replace them, to get into Atmos.Of course, you’ll need a more modern receiver – all the major brands are announcing Atmos support right now – but you will not need a new Blu-ray player. Dolby says that existing Blu-ray technology can handle Atmos, and we can expect to see Blu-ray discs encoded with Atmos coming at the end of this year, with many, many more planned for 2015.We’re beginning to see some excellent bundled solutions for those who want to start fresh with an Atmos-enabled system. Pioneer has announced three Atmos-enabled Elite A/V receivers, ranging from $1600 to $3000, and a complete 7.1.4 Atmos-enabled speaker system designed by the legendary Andrew Jones for about $3150 (pictured above). That means a soup-to-nuts Dolby Atmos surround system is about $5k away if you’re looking to start from scratch.Click here to find out more about Atmos and the Pioneer system mentioned above.  A Brief History of the Tervis Tumbler and Why You Need One Editors’ Recommendations 4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bowling Green, Kentucky The Best Hats for Men to Fit Every Occasion 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring last_img read more

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first_img Editors’ Recommendations On Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new kicks and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?As the summer months fade away and we find ourselves firmly in the fall, your shoe choice is going to have to reflect that. Greats is paying attention to that important shift by bringing one of their popular colorways to a new look with the The Hirsh Cadet.It all starts with a desert boot. The style was originally created in 1940 in by Burmese soldiers trying to beat the heat, but in recent years the design has become a fashion staple for its simple look and versatility. It’s also a shoe that lends itself to creative materials like nappy suede and all sorts of leathers.Greats pairs up the timeless look with the newest in running shoe technology. The EVA outsole provides shock absorption and balanced comfort, and the Margom outsole has a herringbone pattern that will keep your feet stuck to firmly to the ground.The Hirsh, like all of Greats’ shoes, is decked out in premium Italian materials, in this case dark navy suede. Despite its fine heritage, the brand’s direct-to-consumer business model means the boot is much more affordable than you might imagine at just $149.If the dark suede isn’t your speed, the Hirsh is also available in a more traditional sandy Dune colorway, and is equally suitable for the colder months. In fact, many of the shoes in the Greats lineup are well suited for the wind and rain, and there’s a discount if you buy multiple pairs. They’re all available directly through the Greats’ store page. Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. What Is the Best Jean Style for You?last_img read more

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first_img Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Ups The history of Latin American boleros is a fascinating one. Though the style shares a name with an older Spanish one, boleros in the New World came about in the late 19th Century near Santiago de Cuba thanks to a group of roving musicians known as trovadores. The songs are slow moving ballads, heavy with emotion and a certain elegance. From Cuba, boleros quickly spread to Mexico, where they increased immensely in popularity. Throughout the 20th Century, boleros would grow in popularity all over Latin America, including in Puerto Rico in the 30s.Longtime leaders of salsa band Bio Ritmo, singer Reinaldo Alvarez and pianist/arranger Marlysse Simmons-Argandoña, found they had a shared obsession for mid-20th Century Puerto Rican bolero music. As a salsa band could only play so many boleros, however, Alvarez and Simmons-Argandoña decided to form a new band that would focus on boleros. Enter Miramar.Bands with two singers—a man and a woman—were a hallmark of the Puerto Rican boleros that the two musicians shared a taste for. That kept then Miramar project on hold until Alvarez met Laura Ann Singh, in whom he found an ideal singing partner. Said Singh, “We have to breathe together and feel the songs together, emotionally and rhythmically…[w]e have this natural chemistry in our voices and trust each other as musicians.” With that, Miramar was underway.Titled Dedication to Sylvia Rexach, the band’s latest record is named after the legendary Puerto Rican figure. Though she did not identify as a singer, Rexach wrote and performed her songs, as well as poetry and radio skits. Influenced and inspired by Rexach, Miramar found the idea of recording a tribute to her naturally compelling. The final product contains ten songs, seven composed by Rexach and three original pieces.Dedication to Sylvia Rexach is out now on Barbès Records and available on Amazon, iTunes, and Barbès’ online store. Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attirelast_img read more

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first_img The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall The Best American Gin 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Editors’ Recommendations As small-batch gin has exploded in US market share in recent years, micro-distilleries are experimenting with the limits of traditional gin production.One of the newest entrants on the market is Captive Spirits Distilling’s Peat-Barreled Big Gin, which is the second varietal of their excellent standard product – all made in Seattle. The company has been producing gin since 2011 and is now up to a respectable 7000 cases annually. Earlier this year, they opened a new distillery to support their growth in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.Appearance: The 750ml bottle comes in at the same 94 proof as the regular liquid, but with a noticeable yellow tint. That’s courtesy of a four-month stint in barrels that previously aged Westland Single Malt Peated Whiskey (another excellent Seattle product). The barrels are initially sourced from the Buffalo Trace or Wild Turkey distilleries.Nose: Co-Founders Holly Robinson and Ben Capdevielle created a gin with much more juniper than the average liquid and that comes through on the nose of their regular Big Gin. As you’d expect, the peated version cuts through that juniper with just enough smoke to linger through the end of the fragrance.Palate: The smoke doesn’t really transfer to the palate though. On first taste, the gin runs silky smooth with the faintest hint of peat. It seems that the extra aging has balanced out the entire flavor and created a really mild, pleasant experience.Finish: Even at 94 proof, there’s very little heat on the back end. Just the faintest bite lingers as the residual juniper and smoke dissipates. It’s a mild gin from start to finish. Final Thoughts: After tasting this neat, we mixed it with a bit of sparkling water and found Peat Barreled Big Gin to be an excellent partner in a beverage, simple or complex. The peat helps the gin stand up to bolder flavors from something like a strong vermouth or Chartreuse and would be dynamic in a savory cocktail. Above all, it’s a nice deviation from your everyday micro-batched gin and one we’d be hard-pressed not to add to our liquor cabinet.Captive Spirits Distilling’s Peat Barreled Big Gin is 47% ABV (94 proof), and retails for around $40 at select stores on the West Coast. It is also available in select bars on the West Coast. 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Toniclast_img read more

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first_img 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Dodge 1 of 10 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Previous Dodge Dodge Dodge A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The 2019 Dodge Charger is one of the automotive world’s senior citizens. Dodge’s big sedan got its last major update for the 2015 model year and the design dates back even further than that. But Dodge keeps finding ways to tweak and update the Charger, and that process continues for 2019.The Charger SRT Hellcat returns with a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8. While the Charger’s two-door Challenger SRT Hellcat sibling now makes 717 horsepower and 656 pound-feet of torque, the four-door Hellcat produces the same 707 hp and 650 pound-feet of torque as before.The Charger Hellcat does get new launch assist and line lock features for drag racing, the latter locking the front brakes for easy burnouts. Also on deck are Torque Reserve, which builds up the supercharger’s boost while the car is staged for a quarter-mile run, and the After-Run Chiller, which keeps cooling the supercharger and charge-air cooler after the engine is shut off to get things back to the proper temperature. All of these features are borrowed from the discontinued Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.DodgeThe Charger R/T Scat Pack model also returns for 2019, sitting below the Hellcat in the lineup. The Scat Pack has a 6.4-liter naturally aspirated Hemi V8 making 485 hp and 475 pounds-feet of torque. For 2019, it gets the launch assist and line lock features, plus some styling updates. One rung down from the Scat Pack is the Charger R/T, which uses a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 making 370 hp and 395 pound-feet.All-wheel drive returns for 2019, but only on the base Charger SXT model with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6; all other Chargers are rear-wheel drive. A new V6 Charger GT model sits between the SXT and the V8 Chargers, with a higher level of equipment than other V6 models. The Pentastar V6 makes 292 hp and 260 pound-feet in the rear-wheel-drive SXT, and 300 hp and 264 pound-feet in the all-wheel-drive SXT and GT.The 2019 Dodge Charger hits showrooms later this year. Pricing for the full lineup will be revealed closer to that time. Updates to both the Charger and its Challenger sibling buy the two cars some time, but it’s unclear what Dodge parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’s long-term plans for them are.A version of this article originally ran on our brother site, Digital Trends. Dodge Dodge 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Dodge 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Dodge This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser Dodge Next Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Dodge Dodge last_img read more

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first_imgGrills are perhaps the best (or at least, our favorite) tools when it comes to cooking. They were some of the first ways we as humans had to cook — long before pots and pans came long, distributing heat like it’s their job — and they’ve evolved over time into the wonderful devices that we all have on our porches or in our backyards today.Not just the domain of steaks, burgers, and dogs, you can cook practically anything on a grill with a little know-how. Need some sides for that steak? Get yourself a grill pan and get to work!We want to provide you with a delicious dish that can work as a side or as an entrée, depending on how much you scarf down. This recipe for grilled sweet potatoes with Sriracha caramel and kale toasts comes to us from The Wicked Healthy Cookbook (Grand Central Life & Style, 2018), a new book by plant-based cooking authorities Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno, and David Joachim. The book features 128 more badassm meat-free recipes, ranging from main dishes like Sloppy BBQ Jackfruit Sliders with Slaw to pastas like Porcini Ravioli with Garlic Butter and Sorrel to desserts like Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Spiced Gelato and Mango Sriracha Caramel. You may not partake in a plant-based or meat-free diet normally, but these drool-worthy recipes might make you re-think that.Need a bonus? The foreword to the book was written by Woody Harrelson.Grilled Sweet Potato, Sriracha Caramel, and Kale ToastsEva Kosmas Flores“There are no rules when it comes to toast. It’s bread, toasted, for Pete’s sake! The sky’s the limit. It can be breakfast, lunch, or a wicked-filling snack. Make it extra ninja-like with your own freshly baked sourdough bread, and it becomes an event! If you keep some Mango Sriracha Caramel [sic] and roasted sweet potatoes in the fridge, this toast comes together fast. I love the smokiness you get from grilling everything here, but if you’re short on time, you can sear it all in a hot cast-iron pan instead of grilling.” — Derek Sarno(Serves 2)Ingredients:2 sweet potatoes (about 1 pounds total), preferably the Jewel variety4 kale leaves, ribs removed, torn into bite-size pieces4 slices good crusty bread (recipe for Rustic Walnut Bread included in the book)1 minced red Thai chile (optional).5 cup plant-based cream cheese, such as from Kite Hill2 tsp everyday olive oil2 tsp Mango Sriracha Caramel (recipe included below)Pinch of coarse sea saltFreshly ground black pepperMethod:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Roast the whole sweet potatoes (skin on) on a baking sheet on the oven rack until a skewer slides in and out easily, about 45 minutes. Let cool, then chill until cold, at least 4 hours. Or go ahead and keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.Remove the skins from the potatoes and slice into coins about, inch thick (8 to 9 coins per potato). Coat a large baking sheet with the oil and add the coins, flipping and rubbing to coat evenly. Push the potatoes to the side of the pan, and add the kale to the empty side. Rub the oil into the kale with your hands. Massage it in real good.Transfer the potato coins to the grill and grill just until grill-marked a deep brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Grill the bread until toasty and grill-marked, 30 to 60 seconds per side. Watch closely so you don’t burn the bread! Grill the kale just until it brightens and begins to wilt, 15 to 30 seconds.Smear cream cheese on the toasted bread. Top with kale and sweet potato coins and season with a pinch of salt and a grinding of pepper. Add the Thai chile, if using.Finish off with a little sizzle-drizzle of sriracha caramel and serve.Mango Sriracha Caramel“Ever since I developed Ninja Squirrel sriracha for Whole Foods Market, I’ve been finding new ways to inject it into my cooking and into my system. A friend of ours, Erin Wysocarski, writes the Olives for Dinner blog. When I saw her recipe for Whiskey Sriracha Caramel using Ninja Squirrel sriracha, I got totally inspired and started experimenting with different sriracha caramels. They’re all freakin’ amazing and I’ve been putting them on everything. You can use any clear fruit juice, tea, or other clear liquid.”  — Derek Sarno(Makes about 2 cups)Ingredients:64 oz (2 qt) mango (or mango apricot) juice2 cups organic cane sugar.25 cup Ninja Squirrel sriracha or Homemade Badass Sriracha (recipe included in book)Method:Stir together all the ingredients in a medium saucepot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring now and then with a wooden spoon.Cook until reduced in volume to about 2 cups, 2 to 3 hours. Have patience, Daniel-san. Who gets this movie reference? You’ll have to eyeball it in the pan. It should have the consistency of thin syrup.Remove from the heat and let cool a bit. Pour into Mason jars and let cool completely. It will firm up some but should still be pourable, like a thick maple syrup.Seal and refrigerate for up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature or slightly warm the caramel before serving.Excerpted from The Wicked Health Cookbook by Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno, and David Joachim. Copyright © 2018 by Chad Sarno and Derek Sarno. Reprinted with permission of Grand Central Life & Style. 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first_imgStory Highlights He noted that the role of sanitation workers should not be seen as “just collecting the garbage”, noting that they play an important role in ensuring a clean and healthy environment. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is outfitting its sanitation workers with new, professional uniforms through a $20 million allocation from the Government. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the uniforms will ensure that when the workers visit the homes of residents “they look like a professional workforce providing service to the taxpaying public.” The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is outfitting its sanitation workers with new, professional uniforms through a $20 million allocation from the Government.The smart navy overalls come with neon-green vests, which reflect light, making the workers more visible to motorists when they work at night.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the uniforms will ensure that when the workers visit the homes of residents “they look like a professional workforce providing service to the taxpaying public.”“The agency is ensuring that (everyone) whose responsibility it is to go out there and collect the garbage, that they are properly attired, and reflect the new vision and direction of the NSWMA,” he noted.Minister McKenzie was addressing a ceremony to hand over four compact trucks to the NSWMA at the entity’s headquarters on Half-Way Tree Road, St. Andrew, on Tuesday (July 18).He noted that the role of sanitation workers should not be seen as “just collecting the garbage”, noting that they play an important role in ensuring a clean and healthy environment.He said that in addition to the uniforms “we are also (looking to) see how best we can improve the pay that you are getting.”The new compact trucks will be assigned to each of the four regions of the NSWMA.Mr. McKenzie said more units will be arriving on the island in September as part of efforts to improve the services provided by the agency.Executive Director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon, said the entity is on a drive to improve efficiency in the collection of garbage, and is urging householders to assist the process by containerising their waste.He noted that community garbage collection is conducted on a scheduled basis, which will be published in order to ensure transparency and keep residents informed.last_img read more

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first_img The curriculum, which was implemented in schools in September 2016 and officially launched in November 2017, was developed in collaboration with the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and other stakeholders. Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has developed a new curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.The document, which replaces the curriculum that was developed by the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID), focuses on five main areas: life skills, functional mathematics, language and communication, science, and physical education.As with the National Standard Curriculum (NSC), information technology and the arts function as the principal drivers.The new curriculum also comprises a variety of pre-screening and assessment tools to assist teachers in customizing the content for their students by using data to determine instructional goals.It is, therefore, not arranged by grade levels, but allows teachers to select content based on the learners’ needs, and established learning goals.Assistant Chief Education Officer in charge of the Ministry’s Special Unit, Dr. Sharon Anderson-Morgan, told JIS News that the curriculum will enable students to advance at their own pace, while facilitating the development of a high level of daily living and functional academic and practical skills within the parameters of the youngsters’ capabilities.She said while the curriculum is aligned with selected content areas and themes in the NSC, it emphasizes functional academics through a life skills-based approach.Dr. Anderson-Morgan explained that this helps students with limitations in cognition and adaptive skills to develop competencies for community integration and independent living.The Curriculum is available to all schools with students who can benefit from the methodology. However it is currently widely used in segregated special education institutions catering to students with intellectual disabilities.According to Dr. Anderson-Morgan, data from the first phase of the Curriculum monitoring activity indicated that: teachers found the curriculum easy to use; the curriculum significantly supports lesson planning; the assessment activities are very useful in determining students’ competence; and the curriculum supports individual instruction.The curriculum, which was implemented in schools in September 2016 and officially launched in November 2017, was developed in collaboration with the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and other stakeholders. She said while the curriculum is aligned with selected content areas and themes in the NSC, it emphasizes functional academics through a life skills-based approach. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has developed a new curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.last_img read more

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first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has lauded the administration at the Paul Mountain Primary School for the effective partnership with community stakeholders.The school, which is located in West Central St. Catherine, where Dr. Tufton serves as Member of Parliament, has been deepening its relationship with residents, businesses and past students for the growth and development of the institution, including providing assistance to pupils.Dr. Tufton said he is “very encouraged”, by the efforts of the teachers and leadership of the school.“I believe that this a special school in a special community that can do well. There is more to be hopeful than to be doubtful,” he added, while delivering the keynote address at a recent school-leaving ceremony held at the Top Mountain Church of God of Prophecy.“They are doing well and will do better because the attitude is there and the determination is evident,” Dr. Tufton said, while urging continued support to grow the number of pupils, which currently stands at 56.He gave a commitment to purchase equipment for the setting up of a marching band, and made a contribution towards the completion of payment for a photocopier.Meanwhile, he encouraged the graduating students, who will be going on to secondary school, to make the best of their education and to only associate with those who are disciplined.He also called on parents to “give them all the support” as the students move on to another level.Meanwhile, Principal of the school, Vanderline Wilson, said the marching band will create further integration between the school and the community.She commended entities that have provided scholarships for the students. These include the Vindell and Edmond Wallace Youth Foundation, WT Feed Store, Paul Mountain Police Youth Club, and TSEDD Distributors.“Their contributions are well appreciated by the school family and the wider community,” Mrs. Wilson said. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has lauded the administration at the Paul Mountain Primary School for the effective partnership with community stakeholders. The school, which is located in West Central St. Catherine, where Dr. Tufton serves as Member of Parliament, has been deepening its relationship with residents, businesses and past students for the growth and development of the institution, including providing assistance to pupils. Story Highlights “I believe that this a special school in a special community that can do well. There is more to be hopeful than to be doubtful,” he added, while delivering the keynote address at a recent school-leaving ceremony held at the Top Mountain Church of God of Prophecy.last_img read more

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first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom Canadian Minister of Industry, the Honourable James Moore, visited KOTUG’s Headquarters and sailed on board of the hybrid Rotortug RT Adriaan, the so-called E-KOTUG, in the Port of Rotterdam, on March, 24th 2014.The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper and the Minister of Industry, James Moore of the Government of Canada combined the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague with a working trip to the Port of Rotterdam. The visit to Rotterdam was focused on highlighting the trade and business relations between Canada and Europe.Minister of Industry, James Moore visited KOTUG’s office and sailed on board of the hybrid Rotortug RT Adriaan and was inspired by the company’s global success and forward-thinking leadership. He was also impressed with the innovative and sustainable maritime technology and the durable partnerships with several Canadian companies.After the boat trip James Moore visited the KOTUG office in Rotterdam, where a MOU Signing Ceremony has been taken place between Canadian companies and KOTUG.James Moore, Canada’s Minister of Industry: “I am delighted to witness these partnerships between Dutch and Canadian firms from coast to coast. Having companies like Teekay, Robert Allan Ltd and AKA involved in projects with KOTUG and Damen is an excellent example of collaboration opportunities between Canada and the Netherlands.”Partnership with Aspin Kemp and Associates CanadaIn 2012 the construction of world’s first fully classed hybrid Rotortug, the “E-KOTUG” was developed in partnership with Aspin Kemp and Associates Canada, supplier of the Xeropoint Hybrid Propulsion system.The E-KOTUG has many advantages: significant noise reduction, a 45% reduction in emissions, and improved fuel economy in the range of 25%. This represents a dramatic improvement in the vessel’s overall efficiency.Hybrid technology has also been integrated into KOTUG’s new building program. By mid-2014, two new hybrid Rotortugs (ART 80-32 series) will be added to the KOTUG fleet. These Rotortugs will be equipped with Aspin Kemp & Associates’ XeroPoint Hybrid Propulsion System, the latest generation of the hybrid system fitted on E-KOTUG, RT Adriaan.Partnership with Robert Allan Design CanadaThe revolutionary ART 80-32 Rotortugs are designed by Rotortug B.V. and naval architects and marine engineers, Robert Allan Ltd Canada. The hybrid Rotortugs will be constructed by Damen Shipyards in Europe.Recently, a prestigious contract has been awarded to KT Maritime Services Ltd (joint venture of KOTUG and Teekay) for 3 Offshore Rotortugs in order to support world’s first ‘FLNG Shell Prelude’ project. The Offshore Rotortugs are designed by Rotortug B.V. and Robert Allan Ltd. Kotug, March 26, 2014 Print  Closelast_img read more

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first_imgzoom New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga handled 426,512 TEUs, up 11.9% on the prior year, while total cargo volumes increased 1.2% to 10 million tonnes in the six months to December 31, 2014.Last year’s agreements with freight and logistics management company Kotahi brought Maersk Line’s “Southern Star” service to Port of Tauranga, driving increased container traffic through the port.Port of Tauranga’s expansion of its South Island operations continues with the granting of a resource consent to develop a 15 hectare intermodal freight hub at Rolleston, 12 kilometres south of Christchurch. Construction is underway and the facility is expected to be operational by May 2015.Meanwhile, in March 2015, Port of Tauranga will put the dredging of the Tauranga harbour channels out to international tender. The work is scheduled to be completed by August 2016. The port will also soon take delivery of two new tug boats capable of handling the larger vessels expected at Tauranga.The port’s board also approved the purchase of two new super post-panamax gantry cranes to provide the crane intensity needed to handle the port’s projections of over one million TEUs once big ships commence calling in 2017 financial year.Port of Tauranga has also formed a new logistics joint venture with Kotahi. Named Coda Group, the venture is designed to create more efficient pathways to and from distribution centres and key New Zealand ports.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Some 80 tonnes of the remaining fuel oil have been extracted from the heavily grounded bulker MV Benita on the coast of Le Bouchon, Mauritius, while over 60 more tonnes remains to be removed from the vessel’s tanks.The fuel has been pumped into specialised one tonne containers and transported to a secure location on shore via helicopter, the Greek company Five Oceans Salvage, which is in charge of the salvage operation, said.Five Oceans Salvage added that no further oil sheens have been observed in the vicinity of the 44,183 dwt ship, however, booms and other anti-pollution measures remain in place as a precaution.An oil spill which was earlier spotted in the area had been put under control.Despite inclement weather conditions which hampered initial oil pumping operations, the salvage teams managed to continue with the works, while salvage divers carried out a number of dive inspections in order to further assess the extent of the damage.The company earlier said that although a number of tanks aboard the ship were damaged and flooded, the MV Benita “appears to be stable and remains firmly aground.”Together with the vessel’s owners and the authorities, the salvage firm continues developing plans for the eventual re-floating and removal of the bulker, however, the efforts to free the 1998-built vessel could take over a month to complete.The tug Ionian Sea FOS remains on site, and a further tug, Coral Sea FOS, is en route and is scheduled to arrive next week.The bulker ran into trouble following a fight between two of the seafarers onboard. One of the sailors was seriously injured, while the other hid in the engine room, where he reportedly cut all the vessel systems leaving MV Benita adrift.“The fourth engineer has been hospitalised and authorities are waiting for him to regain consciousness so he can help with inquiries. He is said to be able to provide vital clues in the case,” Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) Port Louis chaplain, Fr Jacques-Henri David, said.He added that one seafarer was in custody and two others are on board the ship, working with the salvage company, while the captain and the rest of the seafarers are being cared for by the Philippines Consulate.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom South Korean shipping firm Hanjin Shipping has marked some progress in its self-rescue plan as it reportedly reached an agreement on charter rate cuts with shipping firm Seaspan Corporation, according to Yonhap News Agency.Hanjin Shipping added that the agreement on charter rate cuts could save the company up to KRW 800 billion (USD 711.9 million) in cash.The announcement follows a number of failed talks with 22 shipowners in an effort to cut charter rates, a condition set by Hanjin’s creditors as part of its restructuring process.Furthermore, after the carrier started negotiations with local and financial companies to delay the repayment of its debt in early July, some financial companies have now expressed their consent to Hanjin Shipping’s proposal.The shipping line is aiming to push the repayment of its KRW 2.5 trillion debt by up to three years.Due to a prolonged period of slowdown in the shipping industry, South Korea’s cash-strapped carrier opted for the move as it struggles to boost liquidity.Last week, Hanjin Shipping submitted a new self-rescue plan which would see the company shed more assets. The company’s initial plan was to raise some KRW 400 billion (USD 359 million) through the sale of shares, however, the shipping firm’s creditors reportedly asked Hanjin to increase this number to around KRW 700 billion.Although the details of the new self-rescue plan were not disclosed, the sources said that it could also include a financial boost by the company’s major stakeholders.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgImage Courtesy: Stena BulkSwedish tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has named Stena Impeccable, the tenth of thirteen IMOIIMAX tanker newbuildings.The christening ceremony took place at the Port of Rotterdam on June 28 where the 50,000 dwt vessel arrived at the beginning of this week.“The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and our fleet often calls there. That’s why we also have many business contacts in the area and we took the opportunity to gather them in conjunction with this naming ceremony,” Erik Hånell, President and CEO of Stena Bulk, commented.Following its delivery in early March, Stena Impeccable sailed from China to Australia. The newbuild then sailed from New Guinea via Singapore and the Suez Canal to Rotterdam.After the naming ceremony, the vessel left Rotterdam for Brake in Germany.Stena Impeccable was built at the Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) like all the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk – both delivered and under construction.The vessel is wholly owned by Stena Bulk, operated by Stena Weco and sails in the company’s global logistics system, which currently employs around 60 vessels.Six of the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers are wholly owned by Stena Bulk, four together with Singapore’s palm oil company Golden Agri Resources (GAR), two by Stena Bulk’s sister company Concordia Maritime and one in partnership with Weco.So far, ten tankers have been handed over to Stena Bulk and its partners, with the remaining three expected to be delivered by 2018.last_img read more