MISC Berhad Earns Less in 4th Quarter

first_imgzoom Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC Berhad) has seen its group profit for the fourth quarter of 2016 plunge by 33 percent mainly due to lower operating profit from LNG, petroleum and heavy engineering business segments.The company’s net profit for the quarter ended December 31 stood at MYR 499,742, down from MYR 752,389 seen in the same quarter a year earlier, while group revenue slipped by 24 percent to MYR 2.5 billion, compared to the corresponding quarter’s revenue of MYR 3.3 billion. The decrease in revenue was mainly due to lower revenue in two business segments, namely, heavy engineering and LNG.Operating profit of MYR 666.6 million was lower than the profit of MYR 1 billion seen in the same quarter a year earlier, mainly driven by lower revenue and higher depreciation by MYR 118.7 million, following the change in estimated useful life of LNG and Petroleum vessels beginning January 2016.For the full year 2016, MISC Berhad reported a net profit of MYR 2.7 billion, up from MYR 2.5 billion seen in the previous year, while group revenue decreased by 12 percent to MYR 9.5 billion from MYR 10.9 billion recorded in the respective periods.“The year 2016 saw the global shipping industry undergoing another volatile year where businesses across the Oil & Gas supply chain suffered under very difficult market conditions. Despite the prevailing challenges in 2016, MISC once again proved its resilience by turning in commendable financial and operational performances,” Yee Yang Chien, MISC President/Group Chief Executive Officer, said.He added that MISC Berhad expects “no less than another challenging year ahead.”*MYR 1 = USD 0.22last_img read more

Moodys Upgrades Rating Outlook at Port of Palm Beach

first_imgzoom Moody’s ratings agency revised Palm Beach Port District’s (FL) rating outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the district’s Baa3 rating.The positive outlook recognizes the port’s sustained financial improvement due to successful contract renewals with its largest customers that now extend through the maturity of the port’s outstanding debt.Moody’s explained that the outlook reflects its expectation that margins will continue to be on par with those experienced over the last four fiscal years, supported by tenant minimum annual revenue guarantees that improve the port’s cash flow predictability.The Baa3 rating reflects the port’s small size with concentrated operations and a majority of revenues derived from a few tenants and commodities.Palm Beach Port District has exposure to the highly competitive market in southern Florida and the economically sensitive cruise industry.These fundamental aspects of the port’s operating profile illustrate the need for strong liquidity and strategic capital investment to attract and maintain a diversity of tenants to balance an expectation of future volatility during weak economic cycles due to the small scale of operations.The port has sustained its financial improvement and cash flow predictability due to successful contract renewals with its largest customers that include minimum annual revenue guarantees and now extend through the maturity of the outstanding debt.“The positive outlook reflects our view that the port’s extension of its long-term contracts with its largest customers provide a higher level of revenue predictability that are forecast to support sound financial metrics, despite exposure to economically sensitive business partners and trade routes within a highly competitive market,” Moody’s concluded.last_img read more

Collaborative Emergency Centre will Provide Better Health Care for Musquodoboit Harbour

first_img access to primary health care by a team of professionals, including doctors and nurses, for 12 hours a day, seven days a week same-day or next-day access to medical appointments 24/7 access to emergency care. Overnight, the Musquodoboit Harbour collaborative emergency centre will be staffed by a nurse and a primary-care paramedic. As with all Collaborative Emergency Centres, physician oversight will be provided by telephone. “We welcome having the CEC model in Musquodoboit Harbour,” said Dianne DeYoung, chair of the Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Community Health Board. “This model will support the health needs of our citizens and those in the surrounding communities.” Nova Scotia’s first collaborative emergency centre opened in Parrsboro in July 2011, and two others have opened in Springhill and Tatamagouche. Centres have been announced for the communities of Pugwash and Annapolis Royal. The province will announce several more collaborative emergency centres this year. For more information on the province’s Better Care Sooner plan, please visit www.gov.ns.ca/health/bettercaresooner. The province’s sixth collaborative emergency centre will open in Musquodoboit Harbour, Premier Darrell Dexter announced today, July 20. People living in the community and surrounding areas will soon have improved access to same- or next-day medical appointments and 24/7 emergency care. Collaborative emergency centres fulfill a key commitment of the province’s Better Care Sooner plan. “Good health care is a top priority for Nova Scotians,” said Premier Dexter. “Today’s announcement of Nova Scotia’s sixth Collaborative Emergency Centre will bring residents of Musquodoboit Harbour peace of mind, as well as more accessible and consistent health care. “When Canada’s premiers meet in Nova Scotia next week, collaborative emergency centres will be one of the examples of innovation we will discuss that mean better care for Canadians.” Collaborative emergency centres keep emergency rooms open, reduce patient wait times and provide a team-based approach that offers continuity of care. This ensures patients can get the appropriate treatment before a minor health issue turns into a health crisis. “Having a CEC model in our district will help us to provide consistent and reliable care for our communities,” said Chris Power, CEO of Capital Health. “We look forward to beginning this new approach to care at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital this fall.” The services at the centre will include: last_img read more

AIIMS doctors call off strike after meeting with health minister Harsh Vardhan

first_imgNew Delhi: Resident doctors of AIIMS called off their strike and resumed duties on Sunday after Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured them that their concerns over the NMC Bill will be duly addressed.In a communique to the AIIMS director, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) said that during a meeting, the Union minister assured them of addressing their concerns while drafting the regulations of the National Medical Commission (NMC). The minister also told them that the representatives of the AIIMS RDA and students’ union will be consulted while drafting the regulations of the commission. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderVardhan met the delegation of resident doctors associations of AIIMS and Safdarjung hospital and hoped that they will end their strike in view of problems faced by patients. However, the Safdarjung resident doctors are yet to resume non essential services. According to sources, the resident doctors of the hospital are likely to take a decision on the strike at a governing body meeting. “Agitating doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have called off their strike. The health minister explained the objectives of bringing NMC bill 2019 at length and assured us that the apprehensions… will be duly addressed while drafting the regulations by the NMC once it is constituted,” the AIIMS RDA said in the communique. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIt referred to section 14 (1) para (2), admissions into undergraduate courses at AIIMS New Delhi, section 15(5) admissions into AIIMS New Delhi vide Exit Test and section 32 (Community Health Providers). “We were also assured by the minister that representatives of RDA and students unions AIIMS (New Delhi) will be consulted before framing of regulations of the NMC bill under section 57 of the bill,” the AIIMS RDA said. After a governing body meeting of the RDA AIIMS, the executive committee decided to withdraw the strike and resume all services with immediate effect. They said the AIIMS administration also assured them that the strike period, August 1 to 3, would be considered as “on duty”. The NMC bill provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of the MCI for development and regulation of all aspects of medical education, profession and institutions. Doctors are demanding certain amendments in the bill. According to them, if not amended, the bill will lead to deterioration of medical education and degradation of healthcare services. The fraternity is opposing section 32(1), (2) and (3) of the bill saying it will encourage quackery by providing licence to practice modern medicine as community health providers for persons other than those possessing MBBS degrees. The doctors say there was no clarity over the introduction of NEXT and scrapping the NEET-PG.last_img read more

Open flames space heaters pose major fire risks for homeless officials

first_imgVANCOUVER – A fire that left a woman with serious injuries has raised concerns about safety for homeless people as temperatures dip in British Columbia.Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz said fire crews were called to two separate blazes involving homeless camps overnight Tuesday, including one where a woman sustained serious burns and needed to be airlifted to hospital.Officials have heard anecdotal reports that the fire started in a tent in the Fraser Valley city, she said, but by the time crews arrive on scene “there wasn’t much left.”Temperatures across B.C. have dropped, and Gaetz said officials are hearing more reports of people on the streets who are resorting to dangerous measures to ward off the cold.“What we’re finding is that the homeless who are not in the shelters are using propane (or) candles to keep warm,” she said. “And it puts them in a very precarious situation, and of course presents danger to the firefighters.”Capt. Jonathan Gormick with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services said crews confiscated propane-powered cooking devices and space heaters from a homeless camp in east Vancouver on Tuesday because the devices pose serious health and fire risks.“What we can’t tolerate is having sources of ignition in the tents,” he said. “We’ve seen in previous examples that the flammability of the tents is so high that it would just take a spark on that nylon to set the tent alight and that could rapidly spread to other tents.”Fuel-powered devices like cooking stoves are especially dangerous because they create carbon monoxide, an odourless, colourless and highly poisonous gas, he added.“If someone were to fall asleep in their tent with their fuel-powered heating device or cooking device to keep warm, there’s a very significant chance that they could be overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning.”Fire prevention officers try to work collaboratively with homeless campers to inform them about potential safety issues and communicate about why things need to be done, Gormick said.“We’ve worked with every encampment that’s popped up in the city of Vancouver … recognizing that these people certainly aren’t camping by choice,” he said. “Certainly, there are housing challenges in the city of Vancouver. But we want to make sure that everyone in that camp is safe.”Last winter, fire ripped through a homeless camp in Chilliwack during a spell of cold weather. Gaetz said the blaze was sparked after some wooden pallets were dropped off at the camp so people wouldn’t have to sleep on the ground.“Of course, this combined with propane tanks and candles and whatever sort of heat source they could find and it turned into a huge fire,” she said. “And I can recall seeing homeless people on the street in bare feet while the flames were consuming their tents.”The mayor said the fires are happening more and more often, and the issue showcases the need for more permanent shelters throughout the regionThe provincial government has heard the pleas for support, she added, and plans are in the works to bring temporary modular housing to Chilliwack to help alleviate the issue of homelessness.last_img read more

Patient falls off bed, dies; kin allege medical negligence

first_imgKolkata: A woman died after she fell off the bed at the newly built super-specialty hospital in Bongaon on Wednesday night.The family members of the patient have brought the charges of negligence against the hospital authorities and demanded a probe into the incident. Munmun Mondal (43), a resident of Chalki village at Gopalnagar in Bongoan was admitted to the hospital by her family members on April 23 as she complained of severe respiratory distress. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter a preliminary check up the patient was admitted to the female medicine ward of the hospital. The patient was recovering well as observed by the hospital doctors. The family members of the victim spoke to the attending doctor in the night of April 24 who told them that patient may be released from the hospital in one or two days. The incident triggered tension among the patients at the female ward of the hospital on Thursday morning. The victim’s family members said that they received a phone call from the hospital saying the patient died. The family members then rushed to the hospital and came to know that the patient fell on the floor from the bed and this led to her death. It is suspected that she suffered internal injuries after falling from the bed. The real cause of her death is yet to be ascertained. The hospital staff members however denied the allegation of negligence. They termed it as an accident. The family members met the hospital authorities and urged them to conduct a probe into the death. They also alleged that the patient died due to negligence by a section of the hospital staff members. The hospital officials assured the deceased’s family members that a probe would be conducted into the incident.last_img read more

Luxury sales down in formerly hot housing markets, but up in Montreal

Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Luxury home sales fell in the two formerly hot housing markets of Vancouver and Toronto, as well as Calgary, in the first couple months of the new year, according to data released Wednesday by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.That downward trend, however, stopped at Montreal, a new real estate darling that’s likely to set new records this year.“All markets in Canada have faced the same headwinds from interest rates and stress testing,” said CEO Brad Henderson, citing the new stress test, which requires borrowers to prove that they can service their uninsured mortgage if lending rates rise above a certain threshold, that came into effect January 2018.However, Vancouver and other parts of British Columbia have faced additional policy measures, he said, listing off a five per cent hike in the foreign buyers’ tax, as well as a speculation and vacancy tax, and an additional school tax on properties valued at more than $3 million.“It is a considerable amount of taxation on real estate all designed to try and affect a soft landing,” said Henderson.“Well, I don’t think it was completely a soft landing, but it was certainly not a catastrophic landing.”Real estate figures have shown a downward trend in prices and sales activity in Vancouver recently that many have attributed to the new measures.In January and February, 279 properties sold with a price tag of over $1 million, according to Sotheby’s data. That’s down 52 per cent compared to the same two months in 2018 when 576 such properties sold.Vancouver’s “previously resilient condo market” experienced the greatest decline in sales activity of properties over $1 million with 86 units sold — down 66 per cent from 254 units sold in January and February 2018.The city continues to be entrenched in a buyer’s market, the real estate brand said in its report.However, Henderson said Sotheby’s staff have noted more buyer interest at open houses, and there’s strong signals that buyers and sellers who have been waiting on the sidelines will re-enter the market in the spring contingent on whether prices decline to match current buyers’ market realities.“We believe that there’s a closer alignment between buyers and sellers in terms of what prices are,” he said, noting prices in Vancouver have already fallen to more attractive levels.“Hopefully the governments are going to resist the temptation to add additional policy measures,” he said, “because they could bring about the exact thing they’re trying to avoid, which is a significant correction in the marketplace.”The Toronto market, he said, seems to have adjusted to new interest rates and tax measures that include it.The market there is reacting in a more normal fashion, he said, though he noted the city’s severe winter likely kept many potential househunters away from open houses.In the Greater Toronto Area, luxury sales dipped two per cent year-over-year to 1,497 units sold. Sales of properties with a price tag of more than $4 million dropped the most — 38 per cent to 20 units sold — partly due to a lack of supply and partly because privacy-conscious homeowners shifted to exclusive and off-market transactions in light of a recent ruling permitting broader real estate sales data disclosures.Sotheby’s expects the top-tier market to remain sound in the area through the spring.Luxury sales continued to fall in Calgary, where 62 properties over $1 million dollars sold in the first two months of 2019. That’s down 33 per cent from the previous year when 92 units sold in that timeframe.The condo market continues to see oversupply, Sotheby’s said, and it projects that segment will experience challenges into the spring. It expects the conventional real estate market to stabilize this year, but said the transition will likely take most of 2019.Montreal, on the other hand, is on pace to set new record in the spring, Sotheby’s said.Sales of luxury properties rose six per cent year-over-year for January and February, with 111 units sold in 2019. Sotheby’s anticipates bidding wars, sales above asking price and shorter days on market will persist through the spring. read more

Banker tied to money laundering found dead in Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia — Estonian police have found the body of the former head of Danske Bank in Estonia who was at the centre of a $220 billion money laundering scandal and had disappeared two days ago.Police said Aivar Rehe went missing Monday, fueling speculation it might be related to the 2007-2015 money laundering scheme.He was found Wednesday after a search involving dogs, drones and volunteers near his home in Tallinn.Police said no third parties were suspected in Rehe’s disappearance and suggested the possibility of a suicide. No other details were available.Rehe, who was head of Danske Bank in Estonia from 2006 to 2015, said in March he feels responsible but also believes Danske Bank’s anti-money laundering mechanisms at that time were sufficient. He wasn’t considered a suspect.The Associated Press read more

EUs Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, right, speaks with Danish Finance Minister Kristian Jensen, center, and President of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer, left, during a round table meeting of EU finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse) by Pan Pylas, The Associated Press Posted Dec 12, 2016 7:02 am MDT Last Updated Dec 12, 2016 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EU’s Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain BRUSSELS – Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all.The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit warned Tuesday that the country will have less than 18 months once talks begin and that it won’t be allowed to pick and choose what parts of the EU it wants to keep.While steering away from specifics on what a Brexit deal might look like, Michel Barnier, who took up his post months ago after Britain voted in June to leave the EU, said formal procedures at the start and the end of the talks will cut into the time Britain has to leave the 28-nation bloc.“Time will be short,” he said. “All in all there will be less than 18 months to negotiate.”British Prime Minister Theresa May wants to invoke by the end of March Article 50 of the EU Treaty, which will officially kick off two years of exit talks.But Barnier, who has visited 18 EU member states to gauge views on Britain’s withdrawal, warned that the effective negotiating time will be less due to procedural formalities such as parliamentary approvals to rubber-stamp any deal.If May sticks to her timetable, Barnier said an agreement may have to be secured by October 2018 to get a final agreement in place by March 2019 — two years on from the triggering of Article 50.British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appeared unconcerned by the time frame outlined by Barnier.“That timeframe seems to me to be absolutely ample,” he said on arriving for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels.It’s a fluid situation, not least because a British court ruled last month that Parliament needs to give its approval before the government can trigger Article 50. The government is contesting that ruling in the Supreme Court. Should Britain’s highest court confirm Parliament’s involvement, May’s plans could be delayed. Some lawyers also say that the two-year period outlined within Article 50 could be extended by European governments, possibly after a British change of heart.Barnier, who spoke in English and French, sought to dampen talk that Britain could “cherry-pick” what it likes about the EU, noting that the single market and its four freedoms, such as the freedom of movement, are “indivisible.”“This will be the atmosphere in which we will be conducting our negotiations with the U.K. and the sooner the better,” he said. “We are ready; keep calm and negotiate.”During the referendum campaign, many of those in favour of leaving the EU had indicated that Britain could “have its cake and eat it” — an allusion that Britain could continue to trade freely in the EU single market while clamping down on the free movement of people within that single market.German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that sort of deal is off limits.“The internal market threatens to be weakened by negotiations on Brexit,” Merkel told a congress of her conservative Christian Democratic Union in Essen. “We will not allow cherry-picking. The four fundamental freedoms must be preserved.”Given that it takes many years to conclude wide-ranging free trade deals — Canada recently completed one with the EU after seven years — there’s been speculation that Britain and the EU might forge a transitional arrangement that would see Britain pay into the EU budget in return for access to the single market. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says some sort of transitional period would be advantageous as it would allow firms to adjust.Barnier indicated there may be “some point and usefulness” to some sort of transitional arrangement.“It is for the British to say what kind of relationship they want and for the 27 EU states to define the future they want to build with them,” he said. “You can’t do everything in 15 to 18 months of negotiations.”The British government has been reluctant to reveal much about what sort of post-Brexit relationship it is looking for out of fear that it would weaken its hand in negotiations. May came up with a new catchphrase Tuesday, saying: “I think what we should be looking for is a red, white and blue Brexit,” she told reporters in Bahrain, without elaborating on what that might look like.The British government’s opaque approach has frustrated many in Europe.Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs meetings of the 19 EU countries that use the euro, said proposals he’s seen so far “are incompatible with smooth and incompatible with orderly.”Earlier, Britain’s finance chief said all options remained on the table, including the possibility that the country may continue paying into EU coffers for single market access. Leaving the EU single market would be a blow to many British businesses that would face new tariffs on trade.“It’s in everybody’s interest on both sides of the English Channel to have a smooth a process as possible that minimizes the threat to European financial stability and minimizes the disruption to the very many complex relationships that exist between European manufacturing businesses and their financing banks and so on in London,” he said.___Geir Moulson in Berlin and Jill Lawless in London contributed to this report. read more

Colts Acquire RB Trent Richardson From Browns

Photo by isportsweb.comTrent Richardson, the former Alabama running back who was to be the cornerstone of the Cleveland Browns’ resurgence, was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday in a move that bolsters’ Indy’s running game.ESPN first reported the surprising transaction. Richardson was drafted a year ago by the Browns in the first round. The Browns received a first-round draft pick for next year, giving them two selections that round and they will have 10 picks in the draft. It seems Cleveland has decided to rebuild next year when they have the multiple choices.Richardson was the No. 3 pick in the draft last year and was to be the lightning rod for the team’s turnaround He rushed for 950 yards last year while playing most of the season with two broken ribs.Under new coach Rob Chudzinski, Richardson had just 105 yards on 31 carries this season, two losses.Browns CEO Joe Banner said the trade came as they were looking to improve the team and that the draft choice was too enticing.For the Colts, Richardson is a significant upgrade. Indianapolis lost Vick Ballard to a knee injury for the season last week, facilitating the need for help in that position. read more

Ohio State field hockey splits weekend slate

OSU freshman midfielder/forward Maddy Humphrey makes a play on the ball during a game against Ball State Sept. 14. at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won 3-2 in OTCredit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerTwo first-half goals from freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey propelled Ohio State field hockey to a 3-1 victory against the Kent State Golden Flashes Sunday afternoon.Humphrey opened the scoring with a breakaway finish one-on-one with Kent State sophomore goalkeeper Andrea Rinehart just a little more than two minutes into the game at Buckeye Varsity Field.Three minutes later, she struck again, scoring on a rebound from junior back Emma Royce’s penalty corner shot.The early lead gave OSU (5-8, 0-4) the confidence to stay aggressive throughout the game against Kent State. Buckeye coach Anne Wilkinson said the team fed off the energy of Humphrey’s early goals.“They’re not playing like they’re behind the eight ball,” Wilkinson said of her team playing from ahead. “You just see (freshman forward) Annabel Sams and (freshman midfielder) Morgan Kile taking off with speed, and their speed kills.”OSU dominated in shots, 24-7, and penalty corners, 15-4, Sunday. It took Kent State (5-8) until the 17-minute mark of the second half for the Golden Flashes to pick up their first penalty corner opportunity.With momentum appearing to swing toward Kent State, Wilkinson called a timeout to regroup with 15:27 left in the game while nursing a 2-0 lead.Sams came out of the timeout and dribbled coast-to-coast to score an unassisted goal, giving OSU a 3-0 advantage.“I think we were one today,” Sams said. “And that showed. I think we had good connections and once we got the ball, we were really an attacking force.”Kent State got on the board with 11:52 remaining on a tip-in goal from senior forward Hannah Faulkner. The goal was Faulkner’s 10th of the season, but came too late in a game where OSU refused to give up possession.Humphrey’s two goals gave her 11 for the season as a part of her 30 points total, which both lead the team. Humphrey said she was pleased with the performance, but added the team needs to convert more on its penalty corner opportunities.“We unfortunately didn’t finish a lot of our corners today, which we’ll work on,” Humphrey said. “But just keep attacking and attacking (was) the mentality. They were getting frustrated and it kept pumping us up to shoot more.”The Buckeyes’ Sunday triumph came two days after they fell in a conference matchup.OSU couldn’t manage to get its first Big Ten victory Friday in Piscataway, N.J., against conference newcomer Rutgers.The Buckeyes and Scarlet Knights were tied at halftime, 1-1, when Rutgers (6-7, 1-4) went on a quick scoring spurt to put OSU away.Redshirt-sophomore midfielder Alyssa Bull took a cross in front of the cage from sophomore forward Rachel Yaney and finished to give Rutgers a 2-1 lead.Five minutes later, junior forward Katie Champion put the game out of reach, scoring on an assist from sophomore forward Jasmine Cole.OSU added a late goal from Royce, but ultimately fell, 3-2.Wilkinson said the team has to be more physical if they want to make a late run in the Big Ten Tournament in November.OSU is set to face Indiana on Friday in Bloomington, Ind., at 3 p.m. before taking on Iowa on Sunday at Buckeye Varsity Field at noon. read more

Buckeye baseball tops Toledo 92 for 15th win of the season

Redshirt-sophomore infielder L Grant Davis (right)​ secures first base during a game against Toledo on March 24 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 9-2. Credit: Stacie Jackson / Lantern photographerAfter a slow start in February, the Ohio State baseball team is surging through March.Balance across the field has continued to be the theme for the Buckeyes, as they tallied their 15th win of the season Tuesday afternoon with a 9-2 win against the Toledo Rockets at Bill Davis Stadium.  Freshman pitcher Jacob Niggemeyer started on the mound for the Buckeyes and picked up the win after giving up just two runs in 6.0 innings of work.The Rockets kept it close through five innings after initially taking a 1-0 lead in the first. But OSU tacked on six runs between the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to seal the win.“We got off to a slow start, but we finished really strong,” coach Greg Beals.The game shifted for the Buckeyes when junior Jake Post took the mound.“Once we went to the bullpen we really gained control of the ball game,” Beals said.Senior catcher Connor Sabanosh was quick to credit Post’s performance after he tossed 1.2 innings and gave up just one hit.“We always have faith in Jake, every time he comes in we feel like we are going to have a shutdown inning,” Sabanosh said. “Once he came in we really added on the last three innings. It allowed us (the field players) to settle and just play and let Jake do his thing.”The Buckeye offensive domination started in the bottom of the fourth with a home run by junior infielder Troy Kuhn.OSU continued to excel in the batters box with a couple two-out hits.“We got quality at-bats late in the game and got a lot of two out hits,” Beals said. “Those are big difference makers on the scoreboard, because you either get the two out hit and score the run or you don’t and the innings over.”The top of batting order has continued to be the offensive leader for the Buckeyes, working off the bats of Sabanosh and sophomore centerfielder Troy Montgomery. Montgomery has hits in 13-consecutive games and has reached base safely in 16-consecutive games, both being the sophomore’s career bests. Sabanosh has also reached base safely in 15-consecutive games.But the stats are not Sabanosh’s main concern, he said.“I try not to look at stats or anything. I know when I feel well and I try to just not think at all and play simple baseball,” Sabanosh said. “But it’s always nice to get a couple hits in a game.”Montgomery added that he too is not concerned with the stats, but more focused on doing his job to help the team win.“I’m the lead off hitter so anything I can do to get on base, maybe steal some bags and score a few runs then I feel like I’m doing my job,” Montgomery said.Even though Montgomery and Sabanosh are clicking consistently with their bats, the true success has come from the Buckeyes’ balance across the offense, Beals said.“All nine spots on our line up got a hit today and that makes it tough on a pitching staff, when you are able to get something all the way top to bottom in your lineup,” he said.OSU will look to continue their offensive momentum as they take on the Akron Zips on Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. read more

Blue Ocean Monitoring completes monitoring of subsea tailings placement

first_imgBlue Ocean Monitoring (BOM), a provider of real-time ocean data services, has completed a contract in Indonesia working for PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT), a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corp. BOM’s task was to use its Slocum Glider to monitor PTNNT’s Tailings Placement Program at its Batu Hijau copper-gold mine in Sumbawa, Indonesia. The tailings from the mine are piped (3.2 km) out to sea and deposited off the Continental Shelf, where the depth reaches in excess of 4,000 m.The glider, an autonomous underwater vehicle, was deployed to monitor that the tailings were not being disbursed into the coastal environment of Sumbawa or surface waters. The monitoring program lasted for three weeks.BOM has a fleet of four gliders, making it the largest commercial Slocum glider operator globally. The glider provides persistent near-real time ocean information via a secure proprietary data acquisition and visualisation system.Tonny Bachtiar, PT Newmont’s General Supervisor Environmental Monitoring stated “The monitoring project, led by Ben Hollings of Blue Ocean Monitoring, in our view was very successful and demonstrates our willingness to introduce new technology to show our commitment to the environment.”Simon Illingworth, CEO of Blue Ocean Monitoring said “The project ran smoothly from start to finish and the data returned by the glider showed the Placement Program is proving to be a success. The glider was able to determine quickly at the outset of the project whether Newmont’s Tailings Placement Program was doing what it had been designed to achieve. This was very important given the cost, magnitude and environmental sensitive nature of the program.”BOM says “the glider is an ultra-efficient autonomous underwater vehicle that collects persistent ocean data at a fraction of the cost of vessel based sampling. The modular architecture allows for sensor payload on the glider to be configured to address multiple applications simultaneously that include environmental water quality monitoring; dredge plume monitoring; physical or biological oceanographic studies and baseline environmental data collection.last_img read more

Sadio Mane reveals his two boyhood idols

first_imgLiverpool striker Sadio Mane has named Ronaldinho and El-Hadji Diouf as the top two players he idolised while growing upThe Senegal international’s comments will likely cause a stir at Anfield due to Diouf’s reputation.The former striker spent two years at Liverpool and had a long-standing feud with captain Steven Gerrard.More recently, Diouf publicly blamed Gerrard for Liverpool’s failed title bid in the Premier League back in 2014.“When I was young, I had lots of favourite footballers, but Ronaldinho was my real favourite, along with El-Hadji Diouf from Senegal,” Mane told Bleacher Report.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“They really inspired me. Those two players were examples for me as a footballer. They were skilful players and good dribblers who beat their opponents easily.”Mane also reserved praise for his fellow forward Roberto Firmino, who he describes as an “animal” due to his hardworking nature.“Lots of people like to talk about me and Salah. It’s nice to hear those things, but the strength of this Liverpool team is the collective,” Mane said.“You also can’t forget that there’s a guy up front called Firmino who works like an animal for us and makes things easier. And the guys behind us do some extraordinary work. We try to benefit from that and help the team go forward.“I was a very good dribbler as a young player, but now that I’ve got more experience, there are some useless things that I don’t do anymore. It’s all about making and scoring goals for the team, like my idols did when they were at the peak of their powers.”last_img read more

Arson at Magistrates Court Nassau Foyer charred

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 1, 2017 – Someone tried to burn down the Magistrates court on Nassau Street, and while the damage was severe, only the foyer was burned said ACP, Stephen Dean.   Police do not have a suspect at this time but Dean says there is a vigorous investigation on to find the party responsible. See this link for images of the suspect. (https://youtu.be/RkYYVOPadAc).No one put out the fire, amazingly, it just burned itself out and the charred walls were discovered around 6am Monday morning.   Court proceedings were held as usual said ACP Dean and no one was hurt, nor were any court documents troubled by the fire.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Morning Press Cantwell and oil County fee waiver CRC audit

first_imgU.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell shakes hands at Vancouver City Hall Wednesday. She was in town to hear from small businesses, and also talked with The Columbian’s editorial board about the proposed oil terminal. Will it be dry for Petey Cottontail? Check out the local weather forecast here.Here are some of the week’s top stories and news you may have missed:Cantwell airs oil terminal concernsGov. Jay Inslee, who will have the ultimate say over the construction of what would be the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver, hasn’t taken a stand on the project. But members of the state’s congressional delegation are weighing in.U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., was in Vancouver on Tuesday and stopped to visit with The Columbian’s editorial board.Cantwell was asked if she were a Vancouver resident, would she support building the oil-handling facility?“It wouldn’t be something I would be promoting,” she said.She said safety is one of her foremost concerns. In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this month, Cantwell, along with other senators, called for more federal dollars going toward addressing safety issues related to transporting crude oil by rail.“We’re certainly willing to introduce legislation to put requirements on rail car safety because we don’t think it exists now and we’re not waiting for a voluntary system. We’re not waiting for these guys to get their act together,” Cantwell said. “We’re going to push this year.”Read the full story here.County seeks data on fee-waiver programWaiving fees on new commercial development is expected to cost Clark County, but that hasn’t stopped the program’s top supporter from directing staff to look more closely at how such waivers could pencil out.Commissioner David Madore is asking staff to query new business owners about what they expect their future gross taxable revenue will be. Those figures, in part, are intended to show whether the fee-waiver program will be successful, with the new tax revenue offsetting the waived fees, or whether it will cut into the county’s coffers.last_img read more

Harris Shuttered King to Relaunch as The Women of King

first_imgWatch out Playboy and Maxim.This spring, Harris Publications pulled the plug on hip-hop magazine King. Now, sister publication XXL reported Friday that the magazine will be relaunched before the end of the year—with a new focus.“To whet the appetite of the brand’s devoted fans … The Women of King will focus on the beautiful women that populate hip-hop’s biggest videos as well as the entertainment and modeling industry,” the XXL report said. The photo-heavy relaunch issue, featuring model Rosa Acosta on the cover, will carry 82 pages and is expected to hit newsstands December 24. It was not immediately clear what the new magazine’s circulation will be. A Harris representative could not be immediately reached for comment.King isn’t the first hip-hop magazine to fold and find a new life this year. Vibe went out of business this summer but was later acquired by Uptwon Media Group and InterMedia Partners. The print edition relaunched December 15.Giant, another hip-hop magazine, folded this month but will continue online as GIANTLife.com,last_img read more

Modern Luxury Sold

first_imgBut despite the company’s supposed strength, the sale to Dickey Publishing was rumored to be for just north of $20 million. Modern Media was sold three years ago for $243 million.“There has been keen interest in Modern Luxury from several interested buyers,” Modern Luxury CEO Bill Cobert says in a statement announcing the sale. “Dickey Publishing distinguished themselves in a number of respects, by placing the greatest value on Modern Luxury, our team, our brands, and each of our markets. We believe they will be a superb steward of the business going forward.”Modern Luxury lost its founder and previous chief executive, Michael Kong, earlier this year after lenders including GE Business Financial Services took control of the company. Kong was said to have defaulted on $120 million in debt.In addition to Cumulus Media, Dickey publishes regional magazines including JEZEBEL and Atlanta Luxury Living. Dickey Publishing CEO Lew Dickey also serves as chairman and CEO of Cumulus Media.Berkery Noyes represented Modern Luxury in the transaction. After going on the block this spring, regional magazine publisher Modern Luxury Media has agreed to be sold to Atlanta-based Dickey Publishing. Under terms of the deal, Modern Luxury will be managed by Dickey-controlled radio broadcaster Cumulus Media, under its Structured Management Services division.The sale price was not disclosed. Macquarie Capital Inc. will provide debt and equity funding for the transaction, Dickey Publishing says.Modern Luxury Media publishes several regional titles, including Modern Luxury Dallas, Modern Luxury Hawaii, San Francisco, Manhattan, The Atlantan and Angeleno, as well as several brides magazines and hotel titles. When the company put itself on the market in late April, a company spokesperson told FOLIO: that it was contemplating a sale “because the business has strengthened and there have been multiple expressions of interest.”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday August 18 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, August 18, 2019:#1) Wilmington Farmers MarketThe Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.August 18 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmsGaouette FarmSeafood Express CoCupcake City-ReadingPurple Carrot Bread Co.Ma & Pa’s Pickles ETC.Polish Prince PierogiEJ’s Pizza / Grab & GoBeads by BarbaraTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Make Robot Puppets at the Kids Table#2) DEADLINE: Wilmington Youth Hockey Drop The Puck FundraiserThe Friends of Wilmington Hockey will hold its 2nd Annual Drop The Puck fundraiser on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 3pm to 7pm, at the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks (777 South Street).The event includes a street hockey tournament fundraiser, which begins at 4pm.GAME FORMATTeams will be placed in appropriate age groups based on the information given at the time of registration.Format will be 3 vs. 3 plus a goalie. Team sizes will be finalized after registration.Games will be 20 minutes each (Two ten halves) with a 1 minute break between periods.Rules to be published closer to tournament.EQUIPMENTGoalies are required to bring their own equipmentSticks and running shoes will NOT be provided and are required to participateHelmets are required. Gloves, eye protection, jocks, mouth guards and shin guards are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED but not requiredCost is $25 per player, which includes family admission.Registration is required to play, but not attend. Register to play HERE. The registration deadline is August 19, 2019. No walk-in players will be allowed.The evening will include games, prizes, music and a cash food and bar.All beverages — including bottled water, juice, etc. — must be purchased from the bar. No coolers allowed. Please understand this is not a drop off event.#3) DEADLINE: Congressman Seth Moulton’s Service AwardCongressman Seth Moulton is proud to announce the fourth annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award, to be given to an individual in the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts who best epitomizes the qualities of integrity, compassion, and commitment to community that were the foundation of the late Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.The annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award will be given to a resident of the Sixth Congressional District who best exemplifies his commitment to service. Fill out this brief form to describe the nominee and how he or she lives the ideals and commitment to community espoused by the Professor Gomes. A panel of judges will carefully review the entries before making a final selection.Nominations will be accepted through August 19, 2019. Finalists will be notified in advance of the award presentation in early September. The location is North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA. The ceremony will be immediately followed by a Day of Service. All nominators and nominees are invited to participate in the Day of Service.#4) Middlesex Canal Museum OpenThe Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.#5) Food ShoppingFood shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 29, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly February 27 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioAlaska Senators Split On Homeland Security Funding Bill Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCUnless Congress acts, money for the Department of Homeland Security runs out tonight.Judge Denies Stay In State Education Lawsuit Leila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanA superior court ruling that invalidates the State of Alaska’s longheld practice of requiring municipal governments to contribute a specific amount toward public education remains in place for now.With Medicaid Language Stripped From Budget, Path To Expansion Uncertain Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauA House subcommittee has stripped Medicaid expansion language from the state’s operating budget.Powerful Storm To Push Across Interior Alaska Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA powerful storm is forecast to push across the interior from the west tomorrow.Cargo Ship Released, Crew to Stay Behind as Pollution Case Continues Annie Ropeik, KUCB – UnalaskaA cargo ship under investigation in a possible oil pollution case will be able to leave Unalaska, after its owner posted bond Thursday.State Considers B.C. Mines As Promoters Plan Visit Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe Walker-Mallott administration announced Wednesday that it’s set up a working group to address the trans-boundary mining boom near Southeast Alaska. The news comes as British Columbia’s mine-regulation agency plans meetings with Alaska fishermen and tribal groups.Tractor Trailer Rolls Over On Dalton Highway, Spilling Up To 4,000 Gallons Of Diesel Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA tractor trailer owned by Fairbanks-based Colville Incorporated went off the Dalton Highway about 30 miles north of the Yukon River Bridge Wednesday.Fairbanks Assembly OKs Air-Quality Ordinance; Dissenter Predicts Voter Backlash Tim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly passed a sweeping air-quality ordinance Thursday night that supporters hope will finally begin to clean up Fairbanks’s wintertime air pollution. Most members agreed the ordinance isn’t perfect, but that it’s a good start.Salmon Sisters Meld East Coast Education With Commercial Fishing Roots Dave Waldron, APRN – AnchorageCommercial fishing can be a tough, and often thankless lifestyle. But one pair of life-long Alaskans are turning it into an art. They run the clothing line Salmon Sisters based in Homer, and they blend everything from Japanese prints to cartoons in their style.300 Villages: Mud BayThis week we’re heading to Mud Bay, right near Haines. Melina Shields is an artist and massage therapist who lives in Mud Bay, Alaska.last_img read more