Wisdom Marine to Add Secondhand Bulker

first_imgTaiwan’s shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines has reached an agreement to purchase a 58,000 dwt bulk carrier from Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance or nominee.The company did not unveil the name of the vessel in question, however, it said that Wisdom Marine will pay JPY 665 million (USD 5.9 million) for the unit.Under the terms of the agreement reached between the parties, the company will pay on a monthly basis and pay the balance after 7 years.The bulker is currently leased under operating lease and will become a part of Wisdom Marine’s fleet following the conclusion of the transaction.The Taiwanese owner operates a total of 116 vessels with an average age of 5 years, and has another 20 ships on order, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The fleet consist of 81 bulk carriers, featuring a total of 5.5 million dwt, 28 small dry ships, 3 containerships, three specialised cargo vessels and one vehicle carrier.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Accused Carjacker Dodges Train During High-speed Police Chase Through PBC

first_imgA local man is facing felony charges, after an apparent carjacking in Boynton Beach ended with a bizarre car chase.Authorities say 32-year-old Jaron Johns, of Wellington, led officers on a ride Tuesday, after he allegedly forced a woman out of her car and stole it.The probable cause affidavit states that Johns reached speeds exceeding 90 mph through residential neighborhoods from Boynton Beach to West Palm Beach.He crossed railroad tracks ahead of an oncoming train to lose police officers who were chasing him.Johns was arrested when the chase came to an end on Tuesday evening. He has been charged with carjacking, fleeing and eluding and driving on a suspended license.The incident started when the unidentified woman gave Johns a ride.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office She told police that she picked up Johns, who she knew simply as “JJ,” from a Super 8 motel in West Palm Beach. Johns allegedly became aggressive at some point during the drive. That is when he made the woman switch seats with him, took her car keys and also tried to smash her phone, the police report explains.The woman also said that Johns pushed her from the car near a business park and sped off again before she was completely out of the vehicle, which resulted in bruises to her hands and knees.Johns took off again when a Boynton Beach police officer noticed the vehicle and tried to pull it over.“The suspect vehicle led several police officers on a high speed pursuit accelerating to speed over 90 mph through several different cities including Lantana” and crossed in front of an oncoming train in an attempt to evade officers, the report states.Police deployed spike strips, which deflated the car’s tires near Abbey Road in West Palm Beach.Johns was arrested without incident and was identified by the alleged victim. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday after posting a $53,000 bond, and is due back in court on June 11.last_img read more

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Hey, national news types, Wellington’s cat law isn’t that uncommon!

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington, Kansas has been getting a lot of national exposure concerning its new law limiting the number of cats per household. But Wellington city officials are puzzled as to why.The new city law enacted on Dec. 18, which limits the number of cats to four per owner is not unusual, said Tracy Heath, Wellington City Police Chief. Actually, it is quite commonplace.“I know Ark City does, and there are several other communities who have cat regulations,” Heath said. “In fact when we started the process a year and a half ago I did some research around the state. And there are several communities that limit the number of animals per household.“In fact, there are other communities that have had a similar law for years. And I’d venture to say there are cities in other states that have a similar ordinance.”So why was Wellington singled out making it a national news story?“I haven’t a clue,” Heath said.Perhaps, the answer may be timing, and how news disseminates these days.Earlier this week, a news report on ABC News had listed Wellington’s cat limitation law as one of the many “oddball” laws being enacted for 2013. It was attributed to a story on the Wellington Daily News website. Since that broadcast on the morning show Good Morning America on Dec. 31, the story has been repeated throughout the national cable and internet circuit.People have reported to Sumner Newscow that the story was on NBC’s Today Show, the Sean Hannity show on Fox News, The Five on Fox News — not to mention a plethora of national news and gossip websites out there.Shane Farley, owner of Newscow.net in Winfield, said national cable news networks are like news outlets on the local level. There are slow news days. And typically when it comes to news, the week between Christmas and New Years is usually the slowest news week of the year.The new cat stipulation was part of an overall sweeping change to Wellington’s pet ordinance which also included creating an animal control officer, penalizing repeated animal abusers and an exotic pet stipulation (see story here).As far as the cat stipulation, Heath said it isn’t like law enforcement is going to make it a top priority and look for more homes where there are more than four felines. It gives the city a specific law to use in case there are complaints from neighbors about a house with an exorbitant number of cats.Heath reported that through November 2012, the city has picked up 231 cats and has euthanized 201 of those cats for the year. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Cats galore · 396 weeks ago I’m surprised Farley didn’t comment on what it’s like owning a plethora of cats. I hear he has quite a houseful. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Sonny · 396 weeks ago I think it’s a good law. The cats are running all over the place. The dog has to been controlled so what is so damn wrong with the cat lovers that don’t want to comply, cost ya money. Join the others for tags and shots. I had a trap to get some around my place. I couldn’t let my 2 dogs out with out going out myself looking for cats in or around the yard. They barked and run up and down the fence trying to get at the cats. Maybe I could have just turned them loose but I love animals too. So control you cats. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Jim · 396 weeks ago Sonny I have the feeling you need to get your eyes checked as it was probably a squirrel running on the fence. Maybe we should have an ordinance for having too many of them in your yard and feeding them. I sure see alot of them squashed on the roads every year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Sonny · 396 weeks ago Oh Jim you are so funny. You don’t know the difference between cats and squirrels. Don’t be a smart ass. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down hah! · 396 weeks ago So everybody with more than 4 cats, you’d better be nice to your neighbors! Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 396 weeks ago If it’s a small town in Kansas, it’s quaint or quirky. If it’s a big town in Ca that passes the same law well that’s just common sense to the national media. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down michael · 396 weeks ago just gives them a chance to mess with who they want when they want welcome to wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Akash in 2000 Guineas after scratch scare

first_img “I don’t know who contacted Mr Richards next. He called me in one temper, saying that I am trying to scratch his horse to allow Mr Nunes’ horse in. “I explained to Mr Richards that I can’t scratch the horse. I saw the horse moving funny and passed the information to Dr Bartlett, who has the final say in the matter. Dr Bartlett saw the horse and said the horse is moving fine, so the horse is still in the race.” Dr Wright went on to outline the status of Nunes’ two horses, who both cantered Thursday morning before being examined. “ICTUS is moving stiff, so he is out of the race, DONTAE is dead lame, cannot walk, so he is out,” he said. Bartlett, however, said the report on the three horses represented a recommendation that they should be scratched, which he confirmed with Wright. “He said he didn’t like how AKASH was moving. I asked him if the horse should be taken out and he said yes, so I passed that information to the stewards, along with the others,” Bartlett pointed out, explaining how AKASH was initially scratched. “Some time after I heard a commotion outside my office and it was Mr Richards. I told him to bring the horse to me. I had the horse trot, an, in my opinion, the horse was sound enough, so I reversed his decision,” said Bartlett, adding that he did not see Nunes’ horses because there was no protest on that trainer’s part. ATTEMPT TO SCRATCH HORSE Owner Louis Richards is hopping mad that his horse, AKASH, was almost scratched from today’s 2000 Guineas at Caymanas Park on the recommendation of veterinarian Dr Jason Wright, a decision overturned by Dr St Aubyn Bartlett, the Jamaica Racing Commission’s veterinary consultant. Bartlett yesterday told The Gleaner that Wright, whose services were procured by promoter Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) to check horses participating in the weekend feature races, had recommended on Thursday morning that three horses be scratched from the 2000 Guineas – AKASH and Anthony Nunes’ pair of ICTUS and DONTAE. Nunes, who had another runner, BALAZO, two rungs down on the also-eligible waiting list, accepted his sudden turn of fate, which resulted in that horse making the cut. Richards, however, took matters into his own hands and insisted that nothing was wrong with AKASH – resulting in his reinstatement by Dr Bartlett. “I carried the horse to Dr Bartlett myself and he didn’t have to lay a hand on the horse to see that he was okay. All he told me was that my horse was going to run,” said Richards, who also trains the chestnut colt. “From he was a two-year-old, that horse has never had any form of lameness and I really had to carry on bad, really bad,” he added. Wright, in response, said he found that AKASH was moving “rather stiff on his front right foot”. “He had no back swing. I made a note that the horse was moving funny. I have no power to scratch any horse. Any findings I find, I was asked to turn them over to Dr Bartlett. “Later in the morning Dr Bartlett called me and asked about my findings. I reported to him three horses – AKASH, DONTAE and ICTUS. I said to him, ‘ICTUS and AKASH were moving sore, but it might be that they had just been taken out, they were not allowed to warm up or anything,'” he pointed out.last_img read more

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Ellen Departs for Johannesburg to Attend Mandela Funeral Services

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson SirelafPresident Ellen Johnson has departed the country for South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg, to attend the state Memorial Service of the first black President of South Africa and global icon, Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5th, in his 95th year.The Liberian leader is expected to join over 60 other heads of state and government and millions of sympathizers for the State Memorial Service of the late Apartheid icon, which will be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.President Mandela, who led the struggle against South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime, was jailed for 27 years, and emerged from prison to become South Africa’s first democratically elected President in 1994, stepping down after serving a single term.                                                                                           On Wednesday, December 11, there will be the Lying-in-State for the official viewing of the mortal remains of the late Madiba, at the Union Buildings, in the capital, Pretoria.The State Funeral will take place on Sunday, December 15, at Madiba’s ancestral village of Qunu, Eastern Cape, a 14-hour drive from Pretoria, to which the 80 to 100 heads of State expected are not obliged to attend as the village does not have the necessary facilities to accommodate everyone and their entourage.Because of their many years of promoting human rights and democracy, both Dr. Amos Sawyer, Chairman of the Governance Commission, and Dr. Togba Nah-Tipoteh, a prominent Liberian politician, have been invited to play roles in commemorating the home-going of the former South African President.Dr. Sawyer accompanied the President to South Africa, while Dr. Tipoteh will work, on the ground, with South Africa’s Ambassador to Liberia, H.E. Masilo Esau Mabeta, to organize activities commemorating Mandela’s life.Dr. Tipoteh had accompanied the President to South Africa for Madiba’s 90th birthday celebration. Also on hand will be Liberia’s Ambassador to South Africa, Cllr. Lois Brutus.President Sirleaf returns home on Friday, December 13. While she is away, the Minister of Finance, Mr. Amara Konneh, will chair the Cabinet in consultation with Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr.Meanwhile, a memorial service in honor of the late South African head of state will be held today at the Centennial pavilion in Monrovia.The South African Embassy near Monrovia released the official state memorial protocol for the  fallen icon and hero on Sunday December 8, 2013.Mr. Mandela, the founding President of South Africans’ inclusive democratic nation, departed the world at around 20:50 GMT on the 5th of December. He was 95.The South African Embassy said a memorial service will be held in honor of Mr. Mandela, at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion on Broad Street on Tuesday, December 10, beginning at some point between 1:00 p.m. and 2: 00.p.m.The South Africans further announced that, at their Embassy opposite Sophie’s in Congo Town, the Book of Condolence has also been opened for Mr. Mandela, who President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described as a “towering and inspiring world leader whose moral authority was unsurpassed.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County: Nelson Oliveira’s strike hands Dougie Freedman’s Reds a much-needed win

first_img Nelson Oliveira wheels away after opening the scoring for Nottingham Forest Nelson Oliveira’s early strike eased the pressure on Dougie Freedman, when Nottingham Forest were deserving 1-0 winners at home to rivals Derby County on Friday.The form guide suggested Paul Clement’s Rams would ease to a victory on the back of a ten-game unbeaten run which has seen them go to fifth in the Championship.Meanwhile, Freedman’s side have not won in their last eight and the 41-year-old’s position has come under scrutiny.But, in derbies the form book goes out of the window and those Forest fears were soon eased as the Reds took a five-minute lead, when Oliveira’s 18-yard effort beat Scott Carson.Jamie Ward nearly added a second against his former club, while Dorus De Vries made some good stops at the other end, as Forest saw out a valuable three points.Nottingham Midfielders Henri Lansbury and David Vaughan returned for the home side after serving suspensions, while Derby’s George Thorne was also back from a ban and Tom Ince returned from injury to take a place on the bench.Oliveira went close early on as he dragged a shot past the post before finding an opening after five minutes to give the hosts a dream start to the East Midlands clash.After receiving the ball on the edge of the box, the Portuguese forward had his initial shot blocked. He was then patient before shifting the ball onto his left foot, shooting on the turn to send a low shot past Carson.Ward nearly doubled the hosts’ lead some seven minutes later when Carson pulled off a superb fingertip save, as Derby could not settle and show why they are one of the division’s form sides.Rams forward Jeff Hendrick soon went close as his curling effort hit the upright and Forest had a goal disallowed before the half-hour mark, when Matt Mills headed home from a corner, but referee Simon Hooper saw some pushing in the penalty area.Dutch goalkeeper De Vries made a good stop at the other end to keep out County’s Johnny Russell and the Forest shot-stopper had his angles covered when he watched Bradley Johnson’s shot sail over the bar.Derby tried to get back into the game by bringing Ince on to face former club Forest, where he had a two-month loan spell in 2014, before introducing former Premier League striker Darren Bent with ten minutes left on the clock.Young Reds midfielder Ben Osborn did well to create a chance on the wing, making a dangerous run to the byline before pulling the ball back and there was nobody in the box to convert his pass.An exciting finale saw Carson get down well to block Ryan Mendes’s shot, while Bent went close with a header at the opposite end, but Freedman could breathe a sigh of relief as Forest were victorious at the City Ground. 1last_img read more

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