GasLog Partners see rise in profit

first_imgGasLog Partners, the New York-listed spinoff of LNG shipper GasLog reported a profit of $25.4 million for the third quarter of 2017. The figure represents a 27 percent increase over the corresponding quarter last year and a 7 percent increase over the previous quarter.The increase in profit in the third quarter of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016 is mainly attributable to an increase in profit from operations of $3.6 million, mainly due to the delivery of the GasLog Geneva on September 30, 2016 and a decrease of $1.6 million in loss on interest rate swaps, the partnership said.In addition, partnership’s CEO Andrew Orekar, said, “Following the successful acquisition of the GasLog Geneva, GasLog Partners delivered our highest-ever quarterly Partnership Performance Results for Revenues, EBITDA and Distributable cash flow, among other metrics.”Quarterly revenue was at $73.4 million with EBITDA reaching $53.7 million, the report shows.Commenting on the LNG market, the partnership said that there has been a momentum in the start-up of new LNG liquefaction capacity with the fourth train at Sabine Pass in the U.S. shipping its first commissioning cargoes in August 2017.Post quarter end, Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project in Australias tarted production with the first LNG shipment expected in the coming weeks. Dominion’s Cove Point project in the U.S. and Novatek’s Yamal LNG project in Russia are both expected to start LNG production by the end of 2017 and ramp up exports into 2018.Looking longer term, final investment decisions for new liquefaction projects continue to be limited in the current environment, although a number of projects are making further progress towards FID in the U.S. and other regions.A number of offtakers from LNG projects currently under development are yet to secure all of their shipping requirements and we are seeing an increased level of tender activity for both near-term and longer-term shipping requirements.In the shorter term LNG shipping market, TFDE headline rates have continued to rise as the Northern Hemisphere winter nears, with Clarksons currently quoting headline rates of $51,000, an increase of 70 percent from the 2017 low and approximately 55 percent higher than this time last year.Whilst the recovery in spot rates to mid-cycle levels is taking longer than anticipated, GasLog Partners said there are significantly more fixtures in 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, greater seasonality and consistently higher rates in 2017 than in 2016.This improvement in rates, coupled with no new vessel orders in the quarter and only eight in 2017 to date, gives confidence in a continuing market recovery, the partnership said.last_img read more

Eight legged Puppy born in Tonga

first_imgStrange some may say…but this Puppy was born with eight legs.The Puppy was born in the tiny Polynesian kingdom of Tonga, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday (30 May).Photographs obtained by the Mail show the tiny black and white puppy has two sets of front legs, two sets of back legs, and even two tails.Unfortunately, the puppy, who was the only one of her five littermates to have any abnormalities, died several hours after being born on Wednesday (27 May).Vukitangitau Maloni, from Tonga, told Daily Mail Australia that the entire community of Vaini, where the puppy was born, was shocked by the extra limbs.The Puppy looks like two pups that didn’t quite separate and there are deformities in the face too like a cleft pallet. Her face looks quite blue, which are signs of not enough oxygen.It is rare for animals born with such abnormalities to survive long after birth.According to the Mail, the authenticity of the photographs was confirmed by an animal scientist.Luckily, other animals have managed to live happy lives and overcome their initial physical obstacles.last_img read more

Three Jamaicans to be honoured at annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards

first_imgNewsRegional Three Jamaicans to be honoured at annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards by: – November 8, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 12 Views   no discussions Image via: imagesnewsletter.comWASHINGTON, USA — The Institute of Caribbean Studies will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of three Jamaicans at the 18th Annual Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards on Friday in Washington, D.C. International media strategist Janet Rollé, renowned choreographer dancer Garth Fagan, and inspirational orator and leader Rev. Neville Callam will accept awards for success in their various fields at the gala affair.Rollé, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for CNN, has steadily risen in the marketing industry for her innovative ideas and strategy on communications and marketing. She has been highly commended for her role at BET Networks where she was in charge of brand strategy and marketing that included on-air promotion, off-channel and digital marketing as well as affiliate and trade marketing. Her work there on brand development earned her a spot as one of “10 Who Made Their Mark” by Advertising Age magazine. She will receive the Trailblazer Award.Garth Fagan, talented dancer, is the choreographer of the internationally acclaimed Lion King Broadway production. Fagan successfully launched his own dance company, Garth Fagan Dance, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary season. He has been hailed as a ‘true reformer’ and ‘genuine leader’ of modern dance. He has won an Oliver Award as well as a Tony Award for his path-breaking choreography and artistic direction. As choreographer of Garth Fagan Dance his direction of Mudan 175/39 was named by New York Times as the third of the top six dance watching moments of 2009. He will accept the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award.Rev. Neville Callam is the general secretary of the World Baptist Alliance, the largest Baptist organization, with more than 47 million members in over 200 countries. Callam’s Baptist roots also inspired his work in the media. He created and ran The Breath of Change (TBC FM), a religious radio station, and was a founding director of the National Religious Media Company of Jamaica, the operator of LOVE FM and LOVE TV. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica. Callam will receive the Luminary Award. Rollé, Fagan and Callam are among eight Caribbean Americans who will be honoured by ICS. Others include: Maryse Condé of Guadeloupe will be presented the Award for Excellence in Literature, Hazelle Goodman of Trinidad and Tobago will accept the Award for Excellence in the Arts, Dr Arlie Petters of Belize will be presented the Award for Excellence in Science and Technology and Larry Quinlan, Chief Information Officer for Deloitte LLP, will receive the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Corporate America. The awards ceremony, started 18 years ago by the ICS in an effort to highlight the Americans and the Diaspora community, the calibre of individuals that claim Caribbean American ancestry and to provide a forum for honouring and recognizing their contributions to the public, said Dr Claire Nelson, ICS founder/president. Over the years, well known individuals such as Susan Taylor, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, Rita Marley, reggae matriarch and philanthropist, and Earl Graves Sr., publisher of Black Enterprise, have received a CARAH AwardThe Caribbean American Heritage Awards raises the profile of Caribbean Americans who have been successful in their fields or are emerging as ‘next generation’ leaders. It also spotlights the continued contributions of Caribbean Americans to the United States. By Derrick A. ScottCaribbean News Now contributor Sharelast_img read more

‘Parasite’ shines light on SoKor basement dwellers

first_imgKim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, talks about her semi-basement apartment in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. For many South Koreans, the image of a cramped basement apartment portrayed in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” rings true, bringing differences in their social status to worldwide attention. AP The apartments, which are often crampedand sometimes squalid, generally cost between $210 and $500 a month with ahefty deposit. (AP) SEOUL – South Korean director BongJoon-ho’s Oscar-winning film “Parasite” has brought banjiha dwellers toworldwide attention, thanks to its depiction of two families — one living in asemi-basement apartment and the other in an airy mansion — and the differencesin their social status.center_img In 2015, around 1.9% of South Koreanslived in semi-basement apartments, according to data from Statistics Korea.It’s an affordable choice for urban dwellers in Seoul, one of the mostexpensive cities in Asia.last_img read more

Police Apprehend Batesville Burglary Suspect

first_imgBatesville Police have tracked down a man who they suspect committed two attempted robberies in September.Elijah Paul, 34, of Batesville was arrested Tuesday and incarcerated at the Ripley County Jail.Police believe Paul broke into a maintenance office at McNair Manor Apartments on Tekulve Avenue on Thurs., September 19. Officers say the suspect stole several items, including a drill and miscellaneous tools.On Wed., September 25, officers were called to “Keep It Clean” car wash on Tekulve Avenue, where someone attempted to gain access into the money machine by using a drill.After following up on multiple leads, Paul was identified and arrested in connection with both incidents.Paul is facing felony charges including Theft and Burglary of a Structure.last_img read more

Bulldogs Boys & Girls Soccer Results

first_imgThe Bulldogs traveled away for their first away game of the season with a 4-0 victory over The Union County Patriots.The first goal came quick from Batesville @ 37.21 counting down from the 40 minute half. Michael Ripperger sprinted the ball down the left wing beating his man and then played in towards goal where Daniel Gutzwiller crashed in taking a nice touch into the net. Ten minutes later Ripperger found himself in a similar situation, but this one was finished by his low placed shot out of reach from the keeper. The last goal of the half @ 18.34 came from a loose ball sent into the box off of a corner. Henry Lipinski, defensive center, was pressed up and able to score our 3rd goal.The second half started out with the Bulldogs working passes on the ground well. With 9.22 left on the clock, Ian Yorn went into a strong challenge and the ball was knocked forward in our favor where Ripperger was able to finish first touch.Batesville traveled to Union County to open their 2017 soccer season. Tuesday night was about much more than soccer however. Union County’s senior GK Hannah Soper was tragically killed in a car accident last Thursday. Both teams honored Soper with a moment of silence, some memories shared by the Union County AD, and her jersey was laid on the ground in the goal as the Batesville players placed roses around it to start the game. Soper was honored for the first 13 seconds as Union County possessed the ball and played without a GK. “Save Soper” will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Union County fans.Once the game got started, it was a tough battle for both teams as Batesville maintained the majority of the possession but Union County held a tight back line. The Lady Bulldogs found the back of the net three times in the first half. Taylor Rowlett got the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard first. Baylee Rohlfing took a throw-in that sprung Rowlett past the defender and she took a strong left-footed shot from the corner of the 18 that found the side net for the score. Gabi Garcia put Batesville up 2-0 with a long shot from 30 yards out that the GK mishandled. The third and final tally for the first half was put away by Allison Storms after a nice layoff pass from Lily Esser. Union County was able to catch the Lady Bulldogs sleeping after a foul deep in Batesville territory with 33 seconds to play in the half. The Lady Patriots quick played Batesville and found an open player inside the box for the score.The second half was all Batesville as they added 6 more to the score. Carlie Werner got the scoring started early with a great individual effort to dribble past several players and finished with a strong shot into the back of the net. Rowlett notched her 2nd goal of the game off an assist from Liz Heidlage. Storms also notched her 2nd goal of the match after a rebound bounced out to the top of the 18 where Storms took a nice 1-time driven shot into the back of the net. Marigrace Anderson marked the 7th score for the Lady Bulldogs on another nice layoff assist by Liz Heidlage. Werner was able to add to her tally as well later in the 2nd half with a great header goal off an assist from Rowlett. The 9th and final score of the match was finished by Ashlyn Czerniak with a nice cut back to her left foot and was able to pass it pass the GK. Abbey Prickel was credited the assist as she found Czerniak in space behind the Lady Patriot Defense.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Kyle Hunteman and Kyle Laker.last_img read more

World tops Derby nine

first_img Aidan O’Brien’s colt won the Derby at Epsom on just his third start, having been unraced as a juvenile, and will clash again with the placed runners from that day. Epsom second Libertarian will have his final start for Elaine Burke after being bought by Godolphin, while David Wachman’s Galileo Rock will try to improve on his third place. Press Association Libertarian was supplemented for the race earlier in the week along with Godolphin second-string and likely pacemaker Cap O’Rushes, who is trained by Saeed bin Suroor. Another contender having his final run for his current stable is Patrick Prendergast’s Sugar Boy, winner of the Sandown Classic Trial in April. He was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum on Tuesday and will move to an as yet unspecified trainer after this race. Jim Bolger will be represented by Trading Leather, second in the Dante to Libertarian and third in the Irish Guineas, while John Oxx runs Little White Cloud. O’Brien, who has won the last seven renewals of the race, also runs Festive Cheer, while Pat Shanahan’s Ralston Road, eighth in the Queen’s Vase last week, completes the field. Racecourse manager Paul Hensey said: “We had a bit of rain at the weekend and just under 3.5mm this morning and I reckon we’ll be starting the meeting, certainly on the straight course, on good ground. “It’s a cracking race, you can make a case for five or six with the first three from Epsom, Trading Leather, Sugar Boy and Little White Cloud.” HASH(0x17348f8) center_img Ruler Of The World will face eight rivals as he bids for a Classic double in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.last_img read more

Allicock qualifies for Pan Am Games after disqualification controversy

first_imgTHE combination of Keevin Allicock and the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) fighting in and outside of the ‘square circle’ has resulted in the National and Caribbean bantamweight champion grabbing a place at the next Pan Am Games scheduled for Peru. GBA head honcho, Steve Ninvalle, confirmed yesterday that Allicock has qualified for the Games despite controversially losing by a walkover in a quarter-final match of the Pan Am Qualifiers held in Nicaragua.In a statement to the media, Ninvalle revealed; “I was informed verbally by a high-ranking and usually reliable official of the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) the way was paved for Allicock to participate at the Games. This is good news as our reason for being in Nicaragua is to qualify. We are still awaiting official correspondence.”The talented Allicock was set to fight Alexy De Cruz of Dominican Republic on Monday but was prevented by Technical Delegate (Fight Supervisor) Rapheal Vega who claimed that the Guyanese was wearing an inappropriate coloured vest.Vega deemed the colour of the Allicock’s vest inappropriate even though the International Technical Officer (ITO) and referee found nothing wrong with the garment.Allicock, who was scheduled to box out of the red corner,  entered the ring one hour after being cleared by the ITO but was then challenged by the Technical Delegate and later given one minute to change the red and black vest.A determined Allicock, part of a four-man Guyana team in Nicaragua, managed to change but upon his return to the ring lost by way of walkover. The Guyanese camp in Nicaragua immediately filed a protest but was unsuccessful in getting the ruling overturned.Team coach Terrence Poole soon after contacted Ninvalle who filed another protest with both the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) and world governing body AIBA.  Ninvalle pointed out that the new rules of AIBA (48.3.4) dictate that a boxer can compete in either those of the corners or in his national colours, Red and Black are colours of Guyana’s national flag.Ninvalle, a recently elected vice-president of AMBC described the Technical Delegate’s decision as unjust, unreasonable, unsportsmanlike excessive unwarranted and that which goes against the grain of what the new AIBA is promoting.He further disclosed; “We are happy that one of our boxers has made it to the Games but it does not stop there. There is a need to know what decision has been taken on the outcome of the fight and what sanctions will be handed to the defaulting Technical Delegate, hence we will await official word from both AIBA and AMBC”.last_img read more

Mark: My Passion for Sports Irresistible

first_img“I encourage sports in all ramifications not just because I play the game of golf. Indeed, everybody should encourage sports. You know any time Nigeria is participating or competing in any sporting events, we are all united.“So anything that would unite Nigerians and facilitate our peaceful coexistence merits worthy investment. I believe strongly that a lot of societal vices in which our youths are involved would diminish if we tap and harness their talents in sports.”On the aborted Mark D Ball Basketball Tournament on account of litigation last December, Senator Mark assured that the tournament will be back better and bigger as soon as the legal hurdles are resolved.For him, those who went to court to stop the Mark D Ball tournament did something detrimental and indeed a disservice to the people of Benue state and environs because they did not provide alternative.He said: “I’m not discouraged by this development . Rather it has strengthened my resolve to do all that is needed to bring succour and happiness to my people”.Also speaking, the president of the Otukpo Golf Academy Mr. David Mark jnr, said the Academy has produced young golfers who are participating and competing in both local and international championship including but not limited to representing Nigeria in European Junior Golf Championship in Scotland.He hoped for a brighter future for the young golfers who are likely to clinch scholarship in Canada and the United Kingdom for their academic pursuit.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale AjimotokanImmediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has said that the negative impact of the current economic recession can be mitigated if Nigeria taps and harnesses its talents and potentials in sports development.Besides, the economic benefits of sports development, Mark stated that sports will keep the youths off the streets and insulate them from social vices detrimental to the society .Speaking at the ceremonial tee-off of the 6th Pa Aikwuta Mark Pro- Am Golf Tournament at Otukpo Golf and Country Club in Benue state yesterday, Mark said: ” I have an irresistible passion for sports development because I know it is a tool for our unity and ultimate development.last_img read more

The Stars Group appoints Christopher Coyne as new Chief Customer Officer

first_img Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Ashkenazi joins BlueRibbon as strategic advisor July 27, 2020 Christopher CoyneToronto TSX-listed online gambling firm The Stars Group Inc, has confirmed the appointment of Christopher Coyne as new Group Chief Customer Officer (CCO).An experienced marketing and digital technology executive, Coyne joins the Stars Group executive team from Australian leisure and casino operator Crown Resorts, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer (2017-2017).Taking on the role of CCO, Coyne will be tasked with leading The Stars Group customer analysis and reporting intelligence between marketing, product and leadership divisions.Furthermore, The Stars Group governance informs that Coyne will be tasked with building holistic group-wide performance initiatives and projects for the operator’s brands and services.“Christopher’s wealth of experience brings a level of senior experience across a range of gaming, entertainment, and consumer brands that will be a huge asset to us. I look forward to working closely with him to ensure the customer remains at the heart of what we do and to capitalize on our competitive advantages,” said Rafi Ashkenazi, CEO of The Stars Group.“I am excited to help create the best possible customer experience across the Stars brands and bring value to the company while doing so. I look forward to extending my customer and commercial experience to help the company achieve its vision of becoming the world’s favourite gaming destination,” said Coyne on joining the Stars Grouplast_img read more