Hunter Group Takes Ownership of Apollo’s VLCCs

first_imgNorwegian publicly traded investment company Hunter Group ASA has entered into a definitive back-to-back contract transfer agreement with Apollo Asset for the transfer of shipbuilding contracts for four very large crude carriers (VLCC).The decision comes following Apollo’s non-binding indicative offer to Hunter Group ASA for the transfer of ownership in up to seven VLCCs at the beginning of April, as the contract includes options for up to three additional newbuildings.Apollo, owned by independent investor Arne Fredly, who is also a board member of Hunter Group, ordered the ships from Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in February this year.The 300,000 DWT ECO Design crude oil tankers, fitted with scrubbers, are scheduled for delivery in 2019 and cost USD 85.2 million each.Under the contract, Apollo has an option to order three additional ships of the same size, which if exercised would be handed over in 2020.The group plans to transfer the contracts to its subsidiary Hunter Tankers AS, a decision which is yet to be approved at the group’s general meeting scheduled for May 9.The general meeting’s agenda also includes a decision on whether to approve a private placement of NOK 172.5 million (USD 21.6 million) directed towards co-investors in the shipbuilding contracts and approving the issuance of warrants. Once the transaction is approved, Apollo will be entitled to subscribe for a total of 15,000,000 shares in Hunter Group.last_img read more

Batesville High School recognized for ‘Dual Credit’ performance

first_imgState Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, left) joins Batesville High School Superintendent Paul Ketcham (right) and Batesville High School Principal Andy Allen (second from left) at the Statehouse Monday, Nov. 6.Batesville, In. — Batesville High School has been awarded “Silver Status” for their performance in the Dual Credit program. During the 2015-16 school year 52 percent of students earned at least one college credit hour.Dual-credit courses provide students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, potentially saving future tuition costs. Dual-credit courses are taught by high school or college educators at a high school, college or university, or through online courses. These college-level courses are offered by both state and independent colleges and universities.last_img

Hugh J. Benz

first_imgHugh J. Benz, age 77 of Batesville, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born January 22, 1941 in Batesville, he is the son of Helen (Nee: Meyer) and Hugo Benz.  He married Darla Fichtner September 2, 1974 at St. Louis Church.  He was the purchasing agent for the Romweber Furniture Company and co-owner of the Beverage House liquor store in Greensburg as well as a member of the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461.  He is a former Grand Knight.Hugh had two passions: cars and airplanes.  A long time Corvette club member, his 1961 and 2004 Corvettes were his babies.  When he wasn’t in the driver’s seat, you’d find him in the pilot’s seat.  Hugh had his pilot’s license forever according to Darla and was owner of Aero Associates.  The company sold planes, flew charter service and taught flying lessons.  Several years ago, he was able to check off a bucket list item that he thoroughly enjoyed and spoke of often.  He and a close friend went to Alaska, booked a charter service to fly them into various regions of the state and experienced all that Alaska had to offer.  He was also a proud Purdue Alumnus who enjoyed a cold Budweiser.  Hugh was very close to his nieces and nephews and thought of them more as his children rather than nieces and nephews.He is survived by his wife Darla; sister Myra Miller of Mesa, Arizona as well as his nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Joan Doerflinger.  Visitation is Friday, July 20th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo Officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Batesville Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund.last_img read more

British boxing aims to return by July in fan-free TV studios

first_img Loading… Boxing in Britain could return by July in a huge boost to Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte. Sky Sports and BT are eager to get shows on for the millions of sport-starved fans glued to their TV sets at home. And the idea of holding bouts, like the heavyweight contest between Derek Chisora and Oleksandr Usyk, or Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce inside fan-free studios is a viable one. Supporters are likely going to be banned from attending fight nights for the foreseeable future. “In that situation the emphasis will be on minimal numbers of Officials, Licence Holder’s, members of the Promoter’s team and broadcasting personnel to facilitate a tournament that meets all BBBofC safety requirements. read also:British boxing great Benn reveals coronavirus heartbreak “No tournament will be permitted to run unless the venue has been approved by the BBBofC post the Government lockdown being lifted.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo? The trio of British heavyweights have all seen their next fights delayed as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc with the sporting schedule across the globe. But the British Board of Boxing Control released a statement insisting they can return in July, having previously banned all events until June at the earliest. The BBoBC said: “Public health and safety is everyone’s top priority and the British Boxing Board of Control is taking Government advice so that we can best advise all our licence holders as to when professional Boxing in the UK can resume. “We recognise that licence holders will want to prepare for restrictions being lifted and sport resuming. It is important to recognise that when professional Boxing promotions can resume there may be restrictions in place. “Depending upon Government decisions it is hopeful that professional Boxing will commence in July 2020 and we will continue to use our best endeavours to do so and are working closely with our promoters.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Ruiz defeat made me a smarter fighter, says Joshua

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Briton Anthony Joshua said his first career defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. was due to a lack of experience and he had become a “smarter” fighter ahead of December’s rematch. Mexican-American Ruiz produced one of boxing’s biggest upsets when he dethroned the previously undefeated world heavyweight champion with a seventh-round stoppage at New York’s Madison Square Garden in June. “It wasn’t burnout. The issues I faced in the last camp, it’s just down to lack of experience,” he told BBC. Joshua said: “Even though it was at a high level, we were still finding experience. “Andy Ruiz is good but I don’t think he should beat me twice. I used to hear guys say you have to take a loss and I would think ‘why’? “Now I can understand it and know what it takes. I have more understanding now and my ears are open to new information so that’s making me smarter as a fighter.” The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title rematch – dubbed: “Clash on the Dunes,” will take place in Saudi Arabia on December 7 after former Olympic Champion Joshua triggered a rematch clause. “The blessing is I have a second chance and here we are,” the 30-year-old said. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Anthony Joshualast_img read more

Leinster snatch narrow win

first_imgLeinster came through a nail-biting European Champions Cup rematch with Harlequins as Ian Madigan’s 71st-minute penalty gave them a 14-13 win at the Aviva Stadium. Tim Swiel, in for the injured Nick Evans at fly-half, found his kicking range with two penalties and an excellent conversion of Mike Brown’s well-worked 56th-minute try. The Londoners looked to have the winning of the game until replacement Eoin Reddan inspired Leinster by tapping two penalties. The territory gained led to Madigan’s crucial kick and the Blues survived a frenetic finish during which Quins lock Charlie Matthews was sin-binned three minutes from time. The losing bonus point is enough to keep Conor O’Shea’s side at the top of Pool 2, but Leinster are level with them on 13 points ahead of two fascinating final rounds next month. Buoyed by last week’s result, Danny Care catapulted Quins past halfway with an early break from a scrum and after Jamie Heaslip was caught offside, Swiel sent a long-range penalty wide. Care and company had been quickest to settle and while Zane Kirchner and Luke Fitzgerald threatened on short bursts, the visitors managed to slow Leinster’s ruck ball at crucial junctures. Defences were on top during a fluent first quarter, and Jack Clifford – in for the injured Chris Robshaw – breathed a sigh of relief when Madigan hit the left hand post with a kickable penalty. A subsequent Leinster attack, set up by a Jimmy Gopperth touch-finding kick, saw Dominic Ryan stopped just short as he wriggled through from a lineout maul, and dogged Quins drew a relieving penalty. Madigan made no mistake with a second penalty effort from outside the 22, though, and a neat Gopperth and Kircher-led move on the right set up a promising position for Leinster. Referee Romain Poite allowed a five-metre scrum to develop after Will Collier and Jack McGrath had popped up, and Heaslip took advantage to release Boss to go over by the right corner flag. Matt O’Connor’s men avenged last Sunday’s 24-18 loss at the Stoop – but only just – as Harlequins had them on the ropes, particularly when scoring 13 points in 20 second-half minutes. Isaac Boss’ quick-witted try on the half hour, allied to two Madigan penalties, had Leinster leading 11-0 at half-time in Dublin. However, the dominant Quins scrum provided the platform to launch their comeback. Press Association Madigan’s missed conversion from the touchline was followed by a hooked Swiel penalty from 30 metres out. That wayward strike and a crooked lineout added to Harlequins’ growing frustration, with a second successful penalty from Madigan putting the home side 11 points clear. There was no sign of the visitors’ luck changing on the restart when full-back Brown had a try ruled out for a previous infringement – Joe Marler brilliantly broke into the 22 but his slight knock-on, spotted by television match official Eric Gonthier, meant Brown’s collection of a pinpoint Care chip was ruled out. Importantly, Quins gained some points from this early purple patch as a scrum penalty was put through the posts by Swiel to reduce the arrears to eight. The Aviva Premiership side’s scrum continued to hold the upper hand, winning a third set piece penalty, and their backs duly rewarded the pack’s hard graft. Matt Hooper punctured the Leinster midfield and with the hosts caught for numbers on the right, neat link play between Asaeli Tikoirotuma and Swiel put the supporting Brown over for a deserved try. Swiel increased his influence with a terrific conversion from wide out, and Harlequins remained on the front foot entering the final quarter. Devin Toner was penalised for an early tackle on Clifford and Swiel’s resulting kick made it 13-11 with 14 minutes left. Step forward wily scrum-half Reddan who gave Leinster the impetus to quickly respond. Madigan gladly accepted the offer of three points and despite being outplayed since the interval, Leinster were back in front. Their European experience helped them see out a very tight victory in the end, with Quins falling just short as they finished with 14 men after Matthews saw yellow for raising his hands to Dominic Ryan’s face during an off-the-ball incident. last_img read more

Steven Shingler’s late penalty sees Scarlets top Guinness PRO12

first_img DTH van der Merwe and Parkes combined in defence to deny Connacht and, after Scarlets swept up field, a fine pass from replacement scrum-half Rhodri Williams allowed King to put Collins over down the left. Thomas missed the conversion this time but Scarlets led 18-13 on 61 minutes. Connacht squeezed back in front with two Carty penalties – the second only three minutes from the end – but the hosts would not be denied. Replacement prop Ronan Loughney became the third player sent to the sin bin by referee Marius Mitrea for an illegal tackle, allowing Shingler to kick the winning points. A late penalty from Steven Shingler clinched a hard-fought 21-19 victory over Connacht at Parc y Scarlets to send the hosts back to the top of the Guinness Pro12. Press Association The home side, who had narrowly lost their last two matches against Ospreys and Blues, were indebted to tries from wing Steffan Evans and full-back Michael Collins. Aled Thomas also added two penalties and a conversion before replacement fly-half Shingler won the game in the 78th minute. Connacht, who earned a losing bonus point, scored one try through wing Matt Healy, while centre Craig Ronaldson kicked eight points and fly-half Jack Carty booted over two late penalties. Slick handling from Scarlets centre Regan King sent the hosts through on an early attack and he also drew an illegal shoulder charge from Bundee Aki in the ninth minute. The Connacht centre was sent to the sin bin for his troubles. Despite being down to 14 men it was the visitors who went closest to breaking the deadlock, with number eight Eoghan Masterson going over before TMO Paul Adams adjudged a knock on and the try was disallowed. On 23 minutes it was King’s turn to be yellow-carded for killing ball at a ruck in Scarlets’ 22. From the offence Ronaldson opened the scoring with a penalty. Five minutes later Connacht were 10-0 ahead after making the most of the extra man as Healy ran in from 70 metres after Scarlets lost possession in the opposition 22. Thomas finally got the hosts off the mark four minutes before the end of the half, but there was still time for Connacht to put pressure on. Moments before the interval Healy thought he had his second try of the afternoon, but TMO Adams was once again on hand to deny the visitors for another knock-on to leave their lead at 10-3. The Scarlets launched a concerted comeback after the break. Another Thomas penalty opened the scoring in the second half, before left wing Evans slid into the left corner after good work from King and Parkes. Thomas was on target again with the conversion to put the hosts in front for the first time at 13-10. But Scarlets were only in the lead for three minutes before a Ronaldson penalty drew Connacht level at 13-13. last_img read more

Hassett wins Beach to Beacon High School Mile

first_imgCAPE ELIZABETH — George Stevens Academy senior John Hassett won Friday’s Beach to Beacon High School Mile.Hassett edged the runner-up with a time of 4 minutes and 37.35 seconds.Falmouth senior Jeremiah Sands finished three seconds behind Hassett in 4:40.55; and Waterville sophomore Nick Dall took third in 4:54.19.To qualify for the race, the boys had to run a mile in five minutes or less, and the girls’ time was set at 6 minutes and 15 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTia Tardy, a former Orono runner, was the first female finisher with a time of 5 minutes and 32.31 seconds. Tardy plans to run for Mount Desert Island this fall.last_img

The Latest: NHL says 43 players tested positive for virus

first_imgThe team says five other Tier 1 individuals also missed the workout for the same reason. Tier 1, according to baseball’s 2020 operations manual, includes players and other on-field personnel.“Out of an abundance of caution, we think it makes sense for the six of us to wait for clarity,” Ross said in a release. “Situations like this have not been a worrisome indicator of a positive test result to date.”The Cubs say there should be “further clarity” later in the day.___The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed its virtual Football Kickoff media event. The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster.Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.The 10 teams are already playing in midweek and on weekends to finish the season on Aug. 2 and meet a UEFA deadline for European competition entries. It is unclear when Zurich can play a re-scheduled game against Sion.Zurich is in sixth place but in contention to earn a Europa League entry by finishing fourth.___ Associated Press The league says the event to preview each teams’ prospects heading into fall training camp is delayed until further notice. The three-day event was originally scheduled to be held beginning July 21.The ACC says future decisions and announcements will take place “at the appropriate time.”___The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League in canceling fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Division I conference says it has still not determined whether winter and spring sports competition will be held and that it will consider holding fall sports in the second semester. The Ivy League made a similar announcement last week. The Patriot League is the first conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s playoffs to suspend its season. July 13, 2020 More AP sports: and Sandoval disclosed his positive test Monday from the Angels’ summer camp, calling the virus “unlike anything I’d ever felt before.” He says he tested positive on June 22.Sandoval thinks he caught it while golfing with a friend,because he had been careful about being out in public for several weeks beforehand. He said he endured three days of body aches, chills and fever before his symptoms lessened. He rejoined the Angels last week.Sandoval went 5-3 with a 3.66 ERA last season as a rookie with the Angels, making three starts. He is among several candidates for a spot in the back end of the Halos’ rotation.___Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is skipping the team’s Monday morning workout because he is awaiting his completed result from his Saturday coronavirus test. That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2.The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.___Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval is back with the team after contracting coronavirus last month. Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League in many sports, including basketball, but not in football. The Patriot League said Army and Navy are exempt from the fall sports cancellation, which also includes women’s soccer and volleyball.Athletes will be permitted to practice and train with coaches and in team facilities “provided health and safety conditions support such activities,” the conference said.___Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home.Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The Latest: NHL says 43 players tested positive for virus Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.last_img read more

Storify: Players react to Scott Shafer’s firing

first_imgScott Shafer was fired as Syracuse’s head coach on Monday morning. Many current and former players took to social media to share their thoughts on the news.[View the story “Players react to Scott Shafer’s firing” on Storify] Comments Published on November 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm Contact Brett: | @Brett_Samuels27 Related Stories Potential replacements for Scott Shafer as Syracuse’s head coach6 memorable moments from the Scott Shafer eraFormer DL Wayne Williams: I liked playing at Syracuse, I don’t control who coaches there10 quotes from former Syracuse RB Prince-Tyson Gulley on Scott Shafer’s firingcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img