2020 Bulkers, Koch Extend Charters for Two Ships

first_imgNorway-based shipowner 2020 Bulkers has extended time charters for two of its vessels with Koch Supply and Trading.Under the new deal, the company’s Bulk Santiago and Bulk Seoul will continue working for Koch for another 11-13 months at an index linked rate reflecting a significant premium to the Baltic 5TC index.The time charters also include a sharing of the economic benefit from the scrubbers from January 1, 2020, with the majority of the benefit accruing to 2020 Bulkers, the shipowner explained.As part of the agreement, the index linked time charters will start on December 25, 2020, for Bulk Santiago and January 1, 2021, for Bulk Seoul, implying 130 days reduction in the maximum optional periods under the existing fixed rate time charters.last_img

Bulldogs JV Win Over Mohawks

first_imgBatesville improved their record to 4-3 with a 66-40 win over Waldron.Mitch Esser led the Bulldogs with 16 points while Justin Nobbe added 13 and Austin Siefert 10. The Bulldogs had assists on 16 of their 22 FG attempts led by Austin Siefert with 5 assists, Kyle Siefert with 3, and Esser with 2. Esser also led the team with 9 rebounds. Luke Schroeder added 8, John Harmeyer 7, and Sam Haskamp 6. Austin Siefert led the team with 4 steals while Harmeyer and Trey Heidlage added 2 a piece.The Bulldogs will be in action again as they face the Milan Indians in the opening round of the JV Ripley County tournament on Thursday night in Batesville following the girls JV game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img

LifeTime Resources Looking for Angels

first_imgDILLSBORO, Ind. — LifeTime Resources announced their annual Angel Tree project.The Angel Tree enables the community to help spread Christmas cheer to older adults and persons with disabilities that may not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season.Community “Angels”  can assist the Angel Tree project in two ways.They may call or stop by the LifeTime office to select a client “Angel” ornament with gift ideas already listed, or they may donate a gift card that will be used to provide gifts.To ensure timely delivery, gifts and/or gift cards must be dropped off or mailed to LifeTime Resources by December 2, 2016.LifeTime is located at 13091 Benedict Drive on Highway 50 in Dillsboro.For more information on how you can be an Angel this Christmas season, please contact Jennifer McClellan @ 812-432-5215 or via email at jmcclellan@lifetime-resources.org.last_img read more

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner loses fight against U.S. extradition

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Former politician and FIFA vice-president Austin ‘Jack’ Warner on Wednesday lost his lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States.Warner is wanted by authorities to answer charges of fraud arising out of a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) bribery scandal.Delivering a 50-page ruling in the High Court on Wednesday, Justice James Aboud dismissed the claim for judicial review brought by Warner.That lawsuit challenged the process used by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the U.S. Government’s request for his extradition in May 2015.It now means that the extradition proceedings in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court will resume.That matter was on hold while Warner’s challenge was being heard.There was agreement, however, for the stay on the extradition proceedings to remain for 28 days to give Warner time to consider whether he wants to appeal the decision.Indicted by U.S. authorities over allegations of racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracies spanning 24 years, Warner is charged with 12 offences related to racketeering, corruption and money-laundering allegedly committed in the jurisdiction of the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, dating as far back as 1990.Warner claims the case against him is politically motivated and accuses the United States of seeking revenge because it lost to Qatar in its bid to host the 2022 World Cup.last_img read more

Leon Spinks’ wife asks for prayers for husband

first_img(REUTERS) – The wife of former world heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks has asked for prayers for her husband amid a media report that he is in a Las Vegas hospital in a serious condition.“It’s been a tough year for us,” Brenda Spinks wrote in a Facebook post.“Leon has endured a lot of medical problems. I’m reaching out to ask you to kindly pray for my beautiful husband Leon, so that he may overcome the obstacles that have crossed his path.”Celebrity website TMZ says Spinks is “fighting for his life” with an undisclosed condition. Reuters could not immediately confirm the accuracy of the report.The 66-year-old will forever be known for beating Muhammad Ali in one of boxing’s greatest upsets in their 1978 world heavyweight title fight.Missouri-born Spinks had previously won gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.He has endured several health problems in recent years, and in 2014 underwent abdominal surgery.last_img read more

The Emirates FA Cup Reaches New Heights

first_imgEmirates and the English FA Cup elevated the excitement for the tournament with the unveiling of an Emirates FA Cup themed Airbus A380 aircraft recently. The bespoke design was presented ahead of the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals which will be held last Saturday and Sunday.For its maiden voyage, the specially decked out Emirates FA Cup A380 flew to London Heathrow yesterday, operating as EK001. The aircraft was met by former England and Liverpool goalkeeping legend, David James, who was pictured welcoming the aircraft with the trophy.President of Emirates Airline, Sir Tim Clark, said: “We are incredibly proud of our partnership with the FA Cup, the oldest association football competition in the world. Being the title sponsor for the Emirates FA Cup along with our sponsorship of Arsenal shows our deep commitment to the United Kingdom and football. The Emirates FA Cup A380 will literally bring the iconic cup to a fan base spanning the globe. It is exciting for us to connect both football and aviation fans with their passions in this unique way.” FA Marketing Director, Russell James, said: “Thanks to our partnership with Emirates, we’ve been able to inspire and connect with even more fans of teams both here in the UK and across the world. As we enter the finals period, we’re excited to have the Emirates FA Cup branded A380 aircraft flying across the world, helping us continue to bring the adventure of the tournament to new audiences.’’The Emirates FA Cup emblazoned aircraft will return to Dubai as EK030 and then continue on to Seoul, Madrid, Paris and eventually visit the 37 destinations served by the Emirates A380 worldwide.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The story behind the Syracuse field hockey rap song

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Seeing that girl made Studdard want to reach more people and share his anthems with other fans and players.“He had to put a lot of time into it and he had to learn all our names and everything,” said midfielder Alyssa Manley, who was mentioned in Studdard’s tweet. “It was cool that he did that.”Head coach Ange Bradley never listened to the song and didn’t read past the first line of lyrics Studdard emailed to the field hockey recruiting account. The rap music didn’t appeal to her — she sticks to the ‘70s and ‘80s, particularly Van Morrison — and she focused on preparation for Indiana.“It’s nice that he did it,” Bradley said. “But it’s an external distraction and I don’t get too into a whole lot of external. That’s just who I am … That doesn’t appeal to me, but to the kids it did.”Lagerweij randomly quotes Studdard’s line about the goalkeeper to Jecko, “Let’s go with Jess Jecko!” in the locker room or around campus. The team uses lyrics as captions on Instagram.Jecko doesn’t see the team playing the song to hype themselves up before big games, but she said some of the team, particularly Lagerweij, listens to it often.“It’s pretty catchy. I approve of it,” Jecko said, laughing. “I mean, (the team) says, ‘Syracuse get loose,’ now.” Comments Each player took out her phone and put in headphones to hear what all the commotion was about. In Chipotle the day before Syracuse was set to play Indiana, back Lies Lagerweij had received a tweet from someone claiming to have made a rap song promoting the No. 1, undefeated team.“We were all sitting there like, ‘Wait, what? What is this?’” goalkeeper Jess Jecko said.Lagerweij told her team and suddenly the YouTube video began playing. Someone was rapping, “Syracuse, get loose,” and rhyming their names and numbers over a beat. Published on October 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR It wasn’t the first time Tevin Studdard created a song for a team. The 23-year-old Indiana State University senior has written 75 collegiate “Team Themes” and was looking through the schedules of nearby Louisville’s teams when he chanced upon the Cardinals playing No. 1 Syracuse on Oct. 9.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the Orange, the song’s lyrics have become team catchphrases and something to laugh about. But Studdard’s song, bumping on the Syracuse team bus back to the hotel, was a product of a life-altering moment with his American Idol-winning cousin. His love for music started back on an Indianapolis high school football field during “Beatbox Thursdays” when his coach would spit a beat and Studdard freestyled over it. Eventually, Studdard composed a team song. He shouted-out local WNBA star Tamika Catchings, then playing for the Indiana Fever, and sent it to her on Facebook. Catchings liked it, Studdard said, and asked him to make one for the Fever.“I made her promise me that, if it was good enough, I could perform it at a game,” Studdard said. “I went into the studio like Superman.”The Fever made it the team’s official song and, for Studdard, it validated his change in lifestyle.Studdard talked with Ruben about music when he was young and wanted to do something positive. For a while, he didn’t know what exactly to do, but seven years later, performing live at a Fever game as a high-schooler, he felt positive energy he didn’t want to let go of. He later performed the song for an 8-year-old Fever fan with a heart condition at her school.last_img read more

Volleyball pulls off weekend sweep, win Inn Towner Invitational

first_imgIn a grand return to the UW Field House, the Wisconsin volleyball team dominated the opposition this weekend as it captured the Inn Towner Invitational title without dropping a set.Junior outside hitter Julie Mikaelsen was crowned MVP of the tournament, recording double-digit kills in all three matches. Twelve of those put-aways came in a 25-15, 26-24, 25-23 sweep of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers Saturday night to clinch the tournament title.Senior middle blocker Alexis Mitchell also contributed a dozen kills for the Badgers (8-1) against Milwaukee, leading the team with a .435 hitting percentage.Head coach Pete Waite knew the final match against the gritty Panthers would be a dogfight, as Milwaukee has earned the Horizon League championship in eight of the last nine years.“I’m really happy with the win tonight against Milwaukee,” Waite said. “It’s traditionally a very strong team, often conference champions and a very, very scrappy team and well-coached.”The battle with the Panthers came down to a tough Badger defense. Wisconsin kept the Milwaukee hitting percentage to a lowly .113, which had risen significantly from .030 in the opening set.The tournament’s MVP explained that communication is key when facing a persistent squad.“The players in the back row are doing a really good job talking to the blockers,” said Mikaelsen. “We’re working together really well compared to what we had done earlier. We’ve been working a lot with this in practice and it’s showing out in matches.”Earlier in the day, Wisconsin wrapped up its second win of the weekend by sweeping the North Dakota State Bison by a score of 25-22, 25-20, 25-23.In the first set, the Badgers found themselves at a difficult 10-point disadvantage with the score at 6-16. But the deficit quickly shrank as junior libero Annemarie Hickey ripped six consecutive serves to help cut the lead to four. Five kills apiece from senior outside hitter Bailey Reshel and sophomore outside hitter Ellen Chapman in the set gave Wisconsin the 1-0 lead in the match by ending the set on a 19-6 run.The Badgers found themselves down in every set of their match against the Bison, but managed to battle their way back to win in straight sets. Waite has been impressed with his team’s ability to rebound from early deficits.“We’re not getting flustered, and they’re keeping their composure and bit by bit, they’re fighting their way back,” Waite said. “It’s important – sometimes your game isn’t quite there or the other team is just hot or they’re getting some breaks. As long as you hang in there and keep fighting, good things happen.”A ubiquitous force for Wisconsin in the match was sophomore setter Courtney Thomas, who contributed on both the offensive and defensive side of the net with 36 assists, 10 digs and six kills. She achieved a double-double in all three matches this weekend and, along with Hickey, was named to the all-tournament team.Thomas said that the fluidity of ball movement and offensive chemistry were the elements that put the Badgers past the opposition.“Our passing was really good – we were digging a lot of balls this weekend,” Thomas said. “As a setter, if it’s up in the middle of the court, I’m happy. I’m not really too picky about where it’s up. As long as we dig, we’re going to get a kill out of it.”The first match of the weekend came against the Drake Bulldogs Friday night in the highly-anticipated home opener. Wisconsin found itself down by three points in each of the first two sets, but was once again able to win cleanly in straight sets, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19.The Badgers’ attack was again led by Mikaelsen, who finished with 10 kills at a season-high .588 hitting percentage. Chapman added nine kills of her own while contributing a personal best in service aces with three.Although Wisconsin has posted perfect records the past two weekends, Waite believes the team has much to improve on. He hopes to advance the front row’s blocking and expand the playbook on the offensive end to prepare for the nearing conference season.“We need to be closing the blocking and getting our hands across the net,” Waite said. “Offensively we hope to put a few new wrinkles in the offense. … As we get closer to conference people get our tapes and they’ll be reading what we’ve done, so we need to bring some new things in.”last_img read more

Super Early Bird offer for next year’s Betting on Football

first_img Submit Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Super Early Bird tickets are now available for next year’s Betting on Football conference, which returns to the home of Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March 2019.All the ‘Early Birds’ who purchase tickets before Friday 14 December will get a £200 discount off the full ticket price, for an event featuring up to 2,000 senior delegates, space for 40 exhibitors and 200 world class speakers.These speakers will be spread across the following six conference tracks – Leadership & Vision, Betting on Innovation, Betting on Marketing, Global Markets, Tackling the Issues and Sport In Focus.On the first day, Leadership & Vision will delve into football’s fight to regain the public’s trust and consider whether new brands can compete within a saturated market, while Betting on Innovation will explore potential disruption around blockchain, retail betting and pool betting, as well as early ramifications of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Betting on Marketing looks at engaging the female fan base and taking request a bet type markets to the next level, as well as inviting delegates to apply a ‘2020 Vision’ to the European Championships, which prepares to host a record 32 nations across 12 cities.Day two delivers a tour of the hottest ‘Global Markets’ including a focus on regulation-seeking India, PASPA-less US and new licensees in the Swedish market, while ‘Tackling the Issues’ extends to the impending gambling advertising crackdown in Italy, how automation can tackle problem gambling and addressing the pain in payments.  For the first time, our traditional ‘Sport in Focus’ track includes latest developments in both esports and virtual sports, alongside the industry’s plans for next summer’s Cricket World Cup and a quickfire reaction to UK horse racing’s headline Cheltenham Festival.Once again, Betting on Football will also provide an opportunity to make high level connections through networking parties at some of the best venues in London – Frankie’s Bar and Namco Funscape, with the closing party venue yet to be named.Frankie’s Bar will host pre-registration drinks on Tuesday 19 March, while the official networking party on Wednesday 20 March returns to Namco Funscape – which includes free use of facilities including arcade machines, pool tables, bowling lanes and bumper cars, before we finish off Thursday 21 March with an outstanding closing party.Super Early Bird tickets for the biggest ever Betting on Football conference, headline sponsored by OPTIMA and SG Digital, are available for just £399 (+VAT) until 13 December. After this date, ticket prices will revert to the standard rate of £599 (+VAT).Reflecting on last year’s Betting on Football, Jamie Knowlson, CEO of Checkd Media, said: “Thank you as always for your fantastic hospitality this week. Myself and all the team had a great time – we all agree it’s one of the best events of the year.”Francesco Carione, Managing Director of La Gazzetta dello Sport, added: “It was a very interesting conference with a lot of relevant people from different backgrounds and different countries, so you can hear stories from different angles. I think this is what you want coming into a senior executive focused conference like this.”Sports Betting Hall of Famer Mark Blandford, the Founder of Sportingbet and Chairman of FSB, concluded: “Well, to FSB as a B2B sports betting supplier Betting on Football is a hugely important event; it’s probably one of the biggest customer acquisition events that we get during the year.”For those wishing to enquire about sponsorship opportunities for Betting on Football conference & exhibition, please contact our sales team via sales@sbcgaming.com or call +44 (0) 161 367 1650.last_img read more

Female Volleyball Players of B&H Against Austria Tonight

first_imgFemale Volleyball Players of B&H representation continue qualifications for the European Prevention 2015 in Belgium and Netherlands.After the tournament of the second round of qualifications in Vienna, another tournament will be held in Romania, which will last from today until 1 June. In addition to B&H, representations of Romania, Austria and Slovakia will participate as well.B&H female volleyball players will play the first match of this tournament today at 16:00 against Austria. A day later they will play against Romania (18:30) and against Slovakia, on Sunday (16:00).The winner of the group after this tournament will qualify for the European Championship and the second placed team will participate in the third round of qualifications.Representation of B&H ended its first tournament in Austria without a victory and it remains only two more chances for placement.Romania with 9 points is the best representation of the tournament in Vienna, followed by Slovakia with 6 points and Austria with 2 points. B&H got one point.(Source: Fena)last_img read more