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Meriaura Inks Charters for Five Ships

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Finnish shipping company Meriaura, part of Meriaura Group, has signed new time charter-in agreements covering five vessels.The five vessels that will join the company’s fleet include a deck cargo carrier, two multipurpose-heavy lift dry cargo vessels and two traditional dry bulk carriers.The 5,200 dwt deck cargo carrier, Enough Talk, is of the same type and size as Meriaura’s deck cargo carriers Aura and Meri.“Time chartering of M/S Enough Talk significantly increases Meriaura’s cargo capacity and position in the field of demanding project cargo shipments in Northern Europe. Increase in capacity brings more flexibility to the service and allows some of the equipment to be designated to longer-term projects,” the company said.Meriaura will also add to its fleet multipurpose heavy lift vessels M/S Antonia and M/S Antje, that are both equipped with two heavy lift cranes and are also suitable for project cargo transportations. The ships’ cranes can lift pieces up to 160 tons, and the vessels are equipped with tweendecks.As explained, the length of the ships enables the transport of for example wind turbine parts and blades, that have grown in size considerably in recent years. The vessels’ cargo capacities are approx. 8,500 and 7,900 tons and 12,000 cubic meters, and they are also suitable for carrying bulk cargoes. Meriaura already started in the 8,000-tonner segment with M/S Airisto last autumn, and with the new contracts the company increases its tonnage in the new, larger segment.“With these multipurpose vessels we seek efficiency and ability to combine bulk and project shipments in the Baltic and the North Sea,” Beppe Rosin, Managing Director of Meriaura, commented.Moreover, Meriaura is also expanding its fleet with two singledeckers, the new 3,900-ton dry cargo vessels M/S Travetal and Alstertal.Some of the new vessels have already joined the Meriaura fleet and the rest will be joining during February 2019, according to the company.The recent charter agreements follow the company’s acquisition of two 4,100 dwt dry cargo ships by VG-Shipping, also part of Meriaura Group. The acquisition, finalized in October 2018, was part of the group’s strategy based on self-owned tonnage completed by long-term time charter agreements.last_img read more

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Stephen Collier suffers torn ACL Joe Burrow likely to be Ohio States

Quterbacks Stephen Collier (13) and J.T. Barrett (16) get work in at the first day of fall 2015 camp on Aug. 10 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi / Lantern reporterAll offseason, there has been no question that J.T. Barrett is Ohio State’s starting quarterback. The second-string spot, however, was a lot more in the air.That race might now be over, as redshirt sophomore Stephen Collier’s season is most likely over after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee. The news was first reported by Eleven Warriors.Collier had been in a competition for Barrett’s backup with redshirt freshman Joe Burrow throughout the spring, with plans on the race continuing through the fall. Collier came in for Barrett in the second half of OSU’s spring game on April 16, completing four of 11 passes for 154 yards and an interception. Fifty-five of those yards came from a long connection down the sideline to redshirt sophomore receiver Parris Campbell.With Collier’s knee injury, Burrow, who was 14-of-23 for 196 yards and three touchdowns in the spring game, will almost assuredly receive the second-string role. True freshman Dwayne Haskins Jr., who hasn’t yet arrived on campus, is likely the favorite to be the third-stringer.According to an OSU spokesman, Collier underwent successful surgery Wednesday morning and is expected to make a full recovery.The Buckeyes are set to get their season started on Sept. 3 with a game at Ohio Stadium against Bowling Green. Kickoff time is yet to be announced. read more

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23 new Buckeyes sign on to 2011 football team

Cardale Jones, quarterback, Glenville High School (Cleveland) Coming from the storied Cleveland Glenville program that has produced former Ohio State stars such as Troy Smith and Ted Ginn Jr., Jones is a late addition to OSU’s future, not committing to the Buckeyes until Signing Day. Don’t look for Jones of the field next season though, as he will enroll in prep school before coming to Columbus next January, pushing his first year of eligibility back to the 2012 season. Bryce Haynes, long snapper, Pinecrest Academy (Cumming, Ga.) In past recruiting classes, coach Jim Tressel has traveled south to pick up skilled players such as receiver Santonio Holmes and defensive end Cameron Heyward. This year, he offered a scholarship to a player possessing a different type of skill. With the emphasis that Tressel often puts on special teams, perhaps its fitting that this year’s class possesses one of the most unheralded members of a special teams unit: the long snapper. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Haynes also received offers from Notre Dame, North Carolina, Utah State and Arkansas. Conner Crowell, linebacker, North Point High School (Waldorf, Md.) Crowell is the No. 24-ranked middle linebacker in the class of 2011, according to Scout.com. At 6-foot-1, 219 pounds, Crowell also received offers from Connecticut, Penn State, Maryland, West Virginia, Kansas State, Stanford and several other schools before choosing the Buckeyes. Ron Tanner, safety, Eastmoor Academy High School (Columbus) Scout.com’s No. 11 safety in the class of 2011 decided to stay close to home in Columbus, choosing the Buckeyes over schools such as Michigan and Stanford. Tanner is a hard-hitting safety that also played quarterback in high school at Eastmoor Academy. Heading into his senior year of high school, he maintained a 3.8 GPA. Nick Vannett, tight end, Westerville-Central High School (Westerville, Ohio) A 6-foot-6, 230-pound tight end, Vannett is ranked as the No. 14 tight end in his class, according to Scout.com. In 2010, Vannett was first team all-conference, as well as a first team all-district selection as a tight end at Westerville-Central in Westerville, Ohio. Devin Smith, wide receiver, Washington High School (Massillon, Ohio) The No. 29 ranked receiver in his class, Smith chose the Buckeyes over Big Ten schools Illinois, Nebraska, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin. At 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Smith makes up for his lack of size with the elusive speed that makes him a dangerous downfield threat. Joel Hale, defensive tackle, Central Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) One of three defensive tackles in this year’s class for the Buckeyes, Hale chose OSU over Big Ten schools Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. In his senior season at Central Grove High School in Greenwood, Ind., Hale recorded 43 tackles, including 7.5 for a loss, two of which were sacks. He also forced nine fumbles and recorded an interception. Michael Bennett, defensive tackle, Centerville High School (Centerville, Ohio) A four-star recruit from the same high school that produced OSU stars A.J. Hawk and Mike Nugent, Bennett is the No. 8 defensive tackle in his class. A two-way lineman in high school, Bennett chose OSU over schools Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame and Stanford. Steve Miller, defensive end, McKinley Senior High School (Canton, Ohio) A five-star recruit according to Scout.com, Miller is the No. 9 overall player at his position in the class of 2011. Miller could see the field immediately for the Buckeyes, helping to fill the void left by the graduating Cameron Heyward and the suspended Solomon Thomas. Brian Bobek, center, William Fremd High School (Palatine, Ill.) The No. 1 center in the nation according to Scout.com, Bobek will look to follow LeCharles Bentley, Nick Mangold, and Michael Brewster as the next All-American center at OSU. A native of Palatine, Ill., Bobek chose the Buckeyes over Michigan State, Ball State and Purdue. Curtis Grant, linebacker, Hermitage High School (Richmond, Va.) Grant left the OSU coaches sweating, as he waited until Signing Day to announce his intentions of joining the Buckeyes, but the nation’s top-rated linebacker might prove to be well worth the wait. The leading tackler for the East in the U.S. Army All-American Game, Grant will look to be the next great linebacker at a school that has produced Chris Spielman, Hawk and James Laurinaitis. Ejuan Price, linebacker, Woodland Hills High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.) One of four linebackers in OSU’s class of 2011, Price joins the Buckeyes as the No. 14 middle linebacker prospect in his class. The hard-hitting linebacker from Pittsburgh chose the Buckeyes over Big Ten competitors Michigan State and Iowa, and also Big East schools Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia. Doran Grant, cornerback, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (Akron, Ohio) Unlike LeBron James, who also attended St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio, Grant chose to stay in Ohio for the next step in his career, choosing the Buckeyes over offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Southern California. As the No. 5 ranked cornerback in his class, Grant makes up for his 5-foot-10, 177 pound frame with speed that allowed him to play defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner in high school. Ryan Shazier, linebacker, Plantation High School (Plantation, Fla.) Ranked as the No. 5 outside linebacker in his class, Shazier will attempt to make a transition to a new position in college, as he played defensive end for the majority of his high school career. Having chosen OSU over national powers Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma and Southern California, Shazier should fit in nicely with an OSU defense that uses versatile players to present multiple schemes. Evan Spencer, wide receiver, Vernon Hills High School (Vernon Hills, Ill.) With the loss of Dane Sanzenbacher to graduation, the Buckeyes will be looking to replace a player who made a knack for making tough catches across the middle of the field. Spencer might be that man. Spencer’s reputation of being a tough player who’s not afraid to take a hit — or make a hit blocking downfield — earned Spencer a four-star ranking from Scout.com as the No. 19 receiver in his class. Spencer is the son of former OSU running back and running backs coach Tim Spencer. Braxton Miller, quarterback, Wayne High School (Huber Heights, Ohio) The headliner of this year’s class, Miller made a reputation for himself as a dual-threat quarterback in high school, earning the No. 2 quarterback ranking by multiple recruiting services. With OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, Miller will compete this spring with Joe Bauserman, Ken Guiton and Taylor Graham to be the Buckeyes’ starter in Pryor’s absence. Jeff Heuerman, tight end, Barron Collier High School (Naples, Fla) A three-star recruit and the second tight end prospect in OSU’s class, Heuerman chose the Buckeyes over offers from a number of schools, including Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin. At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, Heuerman has made a name for himself as a blocking tight end who can also be used as a red zone target. Jeremy Cash, safety, Plantation High School (Plantation, Fla.) An early-enrollee at OSU, Cash is joining the Buckeyes following a senior season in which he missed five games with a knee injury. As a high school junior, Cash recorded 96tackles, 23 of which were for a loss, seven sacks and forced five fumbles. He also reported a high school GPA of 4.0. Tommy Brown, offensive tackle, Firestone High School (Akron, Ohio) An All-Ohio selection as a two-way lineman at Firestone High School, Brown plans to enroll during Spring Quarter at OSU as a three-star recruit. At 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, Brown has been praised for his strength and run-blocking abilities. DerJuan Gambrell, cornerback, Rogers High School (Toledo, Ohio) A four-star recruit according to Scout.com, Gambrell chose the Buckeyes’ offer over his hometown Toledo Rockets. Gambrell missed four games of his senior season with an injury, but still managed to be named first-team all-city and all-district playing defensive back and wide receiver. Chase Farris, defensive end, Elyria High School (Elyria, Ohio) A four-star recruit, Farris joins OSU as the No. 10 ranked defensive tackle prospect in the nation. Farris earned all-Ohio honors on both sides of the ball as a senior, playing defensive and offensive line for Elyria High School. He was named the district’s defensive lineman of the year. Antonio Underwood, offensive guard, Shaker Heights High School (Shaker Heights, Ohio) Ranked as a three-star recruit, Underwood joins the Buckeyes as the No. 22-ranked offensive guard prospect in his class. Praised for his power and aggressiveness, Underwood was named the Lake Erie league conference’s offensive lineman of the year in 2010. Ken Hayes, defensive end, Whitmer High School (Toledo, Ohio) The No. 14-ranked defensive end prospect in his class, Whitmer earned a four-star rating from Scout.com, based on his combination of size and strength. Hayes was named his district’s defensive player of the year after posting 47 tackles, 11 of which were for a loss, and seven sacks, as he led his team to a 12-2 record. read more

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Despite being in the mix Buckeyes not focusing on BCS rankings

The OSU football team sings ‘Carmen Ohio’ after a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorCollege football coaches across the country typically shy away from talking about rankings with their teams, and Ohio State head man Urban Meyer is no exception.Meyer said Monday during his weekly press conference that he spoke with team about the inaugural BCS standings, released Sunday evening, in what he called his “first state of the union address.”“My comment was that we are, indeed, in the mix. Embrace it,” Meyer said at Monday’s press conference. “In the mix for what? Don’t worry about it. We are in the mix, though.”OSU is currently ranked No. 4 in the BCS, with a .8553 average, which is taken from the Harris Poll, USA TODAY poll and six computers. The Buckeyes are significantly behind No. 3 Oregon, which has a BCS average of .9320.Meyer, though, said he told his team to embrace where it sits and the only thing that matters is what happens is on the field.“People think very highly of you. Maybe some people don’t,” Meyer said. “You just have to go out and be the best team on the field on Saturday, not in the country.”Junior wide receiver Devin Smith echoed his coach’s sentiment Monday.“He told us not to worry about it too much,” Smith said. “Just keep playing football, keep getting better and just take it one game at a time and everything will fall into place.”If OSU has any plans of playing in the BCS National Championship game in January, it is likely the three teams that sit above it (Alabama, Florida State and Oregon) will need to lose before season’s end. Even if that happens and the Buckeyes finish undefeated and win the Big Ten Championship, a one-loss school from another conference such as the SEC could jump them because of the team’s strength of schedule. The chance of that happening, though, is not something that is crossing the minds of OSU players, junior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said.“Can’t really do much about it,” Bennett said. “All you can do is go out and win and try to start handling, and winning by large margins. That’s all we can really do. We’re always trying to destroy teams, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way.”OSU is one of three Big Ten teams in the initial BCS rankings, and the only one in the top 20. Michigan (No. 22) and Nebraska (No. 24) are the others, and both already have one loss in 2013.If the Buckeyes want any chance of playing for the crystal football in Pasadena Jan. 6, focusing on and beating each opponent is their first and only concern.“I think guys are aware of (the rankings), but we just need to focus on going out there and winning games because if we don’t focus on the teams we’re playing … that could hurt us if we’re not focused,” sophomore offensive lineman Taylor Decker said.Bennett said “the BCS would work itself out” at the end of the season.“We can handle it, I think we still have that game-to-game approach,” Bennett said. “But it’s just good to know that if we keep doing our job then everything will be fine.”The Buckeyes are only scheduled to play one more currently-ranked team in the regular season (Michigan), so their chances of moving up in the BCS without other teams losing seem slim. Being aware of where they stand, though, is a good thing Decker said.“You gotta be aware of it because it’s going to be talked about,” Decker said. “We still have a lot of football left to play and that, we gotta be focused on, so I think we just need to focus on the next game from a team standpoint.”OSU is set to host Penn State (4-2, 1-1) 8 p.m. Saturday. read more

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Di Maria refuses to rule out summer move

Di Maria refuses to rule out summer move

first_imgParis Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving in the summer transfer window, despite admitting that he is happy at the clubDespite fears that the arrivals of both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe may have caused him to become somewhat of a fringe player this season, Di Maria has enjoyed a superb third season at the French capital.The Argentine has shone in Neymar’s absence from the squad and he has had 21 goals and 15 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions.“When the club made those signings in the summer, I knew it would be tougher to win a place in the team,” Di Maria told France Football (via Ligue 1 website).“Not because I didn’t feel that I was capable, but because a player who signs for a club gets game time. It’s the same everywhere, be it here or in China. I knew it would work that way. There was a moment where I almost left, but the club didn’t want me to and so I stayed to help achieve the objectives.”The former Real Madrid and Manchester United winger is under contract at PSG until 2019 and is not against the idea of pursuing other options in the near future.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I’m very happy here, but the club needs to bring players in and to do that, they need to sell as well,” Di Maria explained.“So it’s impossible to say with 100 percent certainty whether or not I will stay. The decision is not entirely mine to make – it’s the clubs too. Both parties have to be on the same wavelength for things to continue.”Di Maria is certain that PSG’s decision to release Unai Emery at the end of the season does not have any bearing on his future.“It’s not the coach who decides a player’s future,” said the 30-year-old.“He can give his opinion, obviously, but in the end, it’s the club that decides who stays and who goes. Often, the coach doesn’t really get to have a say.”last_img read more

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BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST – 13 March 2015

BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST – 13 March 2015

first_img Recommended for you Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Related Items:bahamas weather, tci waether, turks and caicos weather Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBAHAMAS MARINE FORECASTTHIS IS THE MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6PM FRIDAY 13TH MARCH 2015, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 2115UTC.SPECIAL WARNING: POOR BOATING AND SWIMMING CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE DUE TO ROUGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.GENERAL SITUATION: A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ISLANDS WHILE A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS TONIGHT.ALL AREASADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL CONTINUE.WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTSSEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEANSWELLS: NONEWEATHER: CHANCE OF A FEW QUICK PASSING SHOWERS.MOONRISE 2:19AM SAT AND MOONSET 1:32PM SATLOW TIDE 8:07PM AND HIGH TIDE 2:36AM SATLOW TIDE 9:06AM SAT AND HIGH TIDE 2:58PM SATGREG THOMPSON /A.T. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Noon Bahamas Marine Forecast Marine Forecast 18th August 2015last_img read more

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