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Greek ship owner and operator Euroseas has entered into agreements to acquire four secondhand 4,253 TEU containerships.As informed, the vessels will be bought from companies controlled by Synergy Holdings Limited for about USD 40 million.According to Euroseas, the acquisition will be financed by bank debt, existing funds of the company and USD 6 million raised in private placements. As a result of the private placements, the company will have issued approximately 8.45 million new common shares at a price of USD 0.71 per share representing about 19% of the Euroseas’ ownership after the acquisition.Built in South Korea, the ships in question are the 2009-built Synergy Busan, the 2008-built Synergy Antwerp, the 2009-built Synergy Oakland and the 2009-built Synergy Keelung. The company will also assume the charters the vessels are currently under.As part of the transaction, the company has agreed to acquire certain management services of Synergy Marine Limited for the next three years. Andreas Papathomas, Chairman of Synergy Holdings Limited, has joined the Board of Directors of Euroseas.Euroseas has also agreed to issue an additional USD 0.5 million in shares of its common stock to Synergy Holdings Limited if certain conditions are fulfilled in one year.One of the vessels was handed over to Euroseas on November 18 while the remaining three are expected to be delivered within a week subject to certain closing conditions being met.“Euroseas believes that the addition of the four vessels will add in excess of USD 5 million to the company’s EBITDA over the next twelve months and reduce the average age of its fleet by approximately 2 years,” the company said.Following the completion of the ship quartet acquisition, Euroseas’ fleet will reach 19 units which are all, except one, feeder and intermediate containerships. “We are very pleased to announce again today another transformative transaction for Euroseas following the four vessels we acquired in August 2019. This time, we have agreed to acquire four additional vessels of average age of about 11 years, not only expanding our fleet but also renewing it by reducing its average age by about 2 years,” Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, commented.“This is a significant transaction for the company as it takes a meaningful presence in the Panamax markets. The transaction validates our strategy to become the only publicly listed platform to consolidate feeder and intermediate containerships.”“We remain optimistic about the prospects of the feeder and intermediate containership markets due to favorable supply developments provided that trade demand growth does not falter because of current trade uncertainties related to the US-China trade tensions,” he added.In parallel with the vessel acquisition, Euroseas announced that its 5,600 TEU Akinada Bridge, which has been drydocked in connection with its special survey, faced delays in completing the needed work resulting in the loss of the previously secured charter. The company has replaced the charter with another charter of similar rate and duration of three to five months which is expected to commence in early December 2019 when the remaining work on the vessel is expected to be completed.
13 Views no discussions Hon. Edison James (file photo). The Opposition United Workers has submitted that by now, someone should have been arrested in connection with the Christmas “fire-bombing” attack on a former magistrate GON Emmanuel.Leader of the UWP Edison James said “even after someone confessed to the crime,” to date no one has been arrested.In December 2010, the Goodwill home of GON Emmanuel was allegedly fire-bombed while he and his wife slept.According to James, police indicated that the matter is a special issue of high profile crimes, “however no one has yet to be arrested”.He told a press conference recently that the police use their intelligence to penalize several other criminals on the island, except in this matter.“In my constituency (Christmas time) there was a murder and three people were put behind bars by the police. There was a robbery at the Marigot Credit Union, within a short time, four people were put behind bars because the police used the knowledge and got to know who did that”.James further stated that police are quite aware of what to do in this matter but “for some reason” are unable to do crack the case.Emmanuel has previously indicated his disappointment that the investigation had yielded very little to date, with no one arrested or charged for suspected arson.The police chief reported earlier this year that the confession from the individual was fishy and that investigations into the matter are continuing.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share LocalNews UWP says arrest someone for GON Emmanuel case already! by: – April 17, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share
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“We are also coordinating with the LGUsfor support to the PNP in implementing different approaches to minimize, if nottotally eradicate, crimes,” he added. He said that for policing activities tobe effective in the localities, proper coordination among the police force, thelocal government units (LGUs), and the citizenry is imperative. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental renewed his trustand support for the provincial police force on Tuesday. Still, Baleros said, NOCPPO is coping byengaging the assistance of non-government organizations and force multipliers,such as village watchmen and members of the Barangay Police Action Team. “(We have) shortage of manpower,” hesaid. “I would also like to express myconfidence and trust to the Negros Occidental Police. I know that together, wecan make Negros Occidental a place where crimes are prevented, where peace andorder are upheld, where basic services are delivered, and most of all, wherepeople are secure,” Lacson said. “As an advocate of consultativeleadership, I want to assure you that the provincial government will do itsbest to support the programs of the Philippine National Police (PNP), toformulate together with the stakeholders more ways to progress and improve,” headded. In 2019, NOCPPO reported a notabledecrease in index crime volume of 22.35 percent among the eight focus crimes —murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, car, and motorcycletheft. (With a report from PNA/PN) Meanwhile, Baleros acknowledged Lacson’sconcern on the need to improve police visibility operations, although he notedthat this could be hampered by insufficient police personnel. In Negros Occidental, which has apopulation of more than two million, the ideal number of police personnelshould be about 4,000, compared to only 1,900 at present. “For more than the promotion of law,order and public safety, the PNP is also mandated to assist our LGUs in thedelivery of public services,” he added. Moreover, Lacson cited the need forpolice visibility in all 31 cities and municipalities of the province, sayingpolice presence in the community creates trust and connection to the people. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental. PHOTO COURTESY OF PIO NEGROS OCCIDENTAL He delivered his message during the NewYear’s Call of the officials of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office(NOCPPO) led by provincial director, Colonel Romeo Baleros, at the CapitolSocial Hall on Tuesday.
Michael Stephens of Osgood, a past award winner.Statewide – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging, has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Golden Hoosier Award. “Every year it amazes me how many thoughtful and selfless Hoosiers we have in our state,” Crouch said. “The best thing about Indiana is her people, men and women who often look to their neighbors and find ways to offer a helping hand. I look forward to honoring these Golden Hoosiers for their service to their communities later this year.”Crouch said that the award began in 2008 and annually honors older Hoosiers for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities.To be eligible for the Golden Hoosier Award, the nominee must currently be an Indiana resident, aged 65 or older and have been a volunteer in the community for the past three years.The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2020, and you can access the electronic nomination form by clicking here. Details about the ceremony honoring those selected will be forthcoming.
Alan Pardew is even more determined to turn things around at Newcastle after finding his family and friends caught in the crossfire amid a furious debate over his future. The manager admitted in the immediate aftermath of the game that he expected to hold discussions with the billionaire – who, it was revealed on Thursday, has increased his stake in Rangers to almost nine per cent – this week, although club sources later insisted there would be no “crisis” talks. Pardew said: “I spoke to Mike and the chief executive [Lee Charnley], and the message is very much, ‘How can we support you?’. “I would not expect any different, even if they were thinking differently privately. They have been very solid and I appreciate that. “It’s getting lost in the wash a little bit, that I’m here out of arrogance or Mike’s being stubborn about it to annoy people. “We’re not. We’re just trying to get what is right for the team and it’s obvious that the team isn’t functioning very well at the moment. “But there is no lack of fight and that is something which is important. There have been some harsh words on the training ground and that is where they’ll stay. We need a bit more.” Asked if this is the most difficult period he has had in his managerial career, Pardew replied: “Yeah, it probably is. But I have had difficult periods before.” The Magpies boss at least received a boost on Thursday afternoon when midfielder Cheick Tiote re-affirmed his commitment to the club after quotes emerged in his native Ivory Coast suggesting he would seek a move in January. Tiote, the subject of a rejected summer bid from Lokomotiv Moscow, told Newcastle’s official website, www.nufc.co.uk: “I saw the quotes that appeared yesterday, but they are not accurate. “Yes, there was some interest in me over the summer and that can be a bit distracting, but nothing came of it. “I’m back to full fitness and only thinking about doing my best for the team. We are not in a good position in the league right now and I want to get us up to where we should be. “I am as committed as I have ever been to Newcastle.” He said: ‘It’s not something that I’m used to, in the past two or three weeks. I’m going about my business as I normally do. “My family and friends worry me a little bit, because it’s started going past football media a little bit at times. That’s not nice. “But that makes me more determined and that’s just the make-up that I have. I don’t shy away from it. I’ve been out and about all week. I’ve been out in town and I will continue to do that.” Pardew, who revealed he has had fans express their hope that he will fight his way through as well as some who have been less supportive, heads for Swansea on Saturday knowing another defeat would further fuel the fires of his increasingly vocal critics. However, he is refusing to walk away from a job he insists he treasures. He said: “You have to understand that this is my business. I love this football club. “The players are feeling a little bit of the stress and the heat that is upon them. They are a young group and I need to help them. I will do that until such point where it comes that I can’t help them anymore.” Owner Mike Ashley, whose tongue-in-cheek threat to sack Pardew if he lost at the Britannia Stadium prompted fresh headlines last week, was there in person to witness the latest setback to a team which was substantially, although perhaps not as extensively as it might have been, remodelled during the summer. The 53-year-old remains in charge at St James’ Park despite a 1-0 defeat at Stoke on Monday evening which left the club second from bottom in the Barclays Premier League without a win this season and having collected three points on only five occasions in 2014. Pardew has had to endure vitriolic calls for his head from sections of his own club’s support in recent weeks and while he admits that has been tough, he is unhappy that others have been affected too. Press Association
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MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India seamer Deepak Chahar took a hat-trick and posted the best bowling figures in Twenty20 internationals to guide the hosts to a series clinching 30-run win against Bangladesh in the third and final match at Nagpur on Sunday.Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul struck brisk half centuries to help India post 174-5 in their 20 overs after Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah won the toss and chose to bowl. Iyer smashed 62 off just 33 balls while Rahul made 52 from 35.In reply, Bangladesh lost Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar in successive deliveries to Chahar early to get off to a false start in their chase and were finally all out for 144 to go down 2-1 in the series.Opener Mohammad Naim, who made his international debut during the series, kept Bangladesh in the hunt with 81 off 48 balls but his dismissal in the 16th over snuffed out the touring side’s chances.Naim added 98 for the third wicket with Mohammad Mithun, who made 27, before the latter became Chahar’s third wicket of the evening.Chahar then dismissed Shafiul Islam on the last delivery of his third over and returned in his final one to send back Mustafizur Rahman and Aminul Islam to complete his hat-trick and finish with figures of six wickets for seven runs off 3.2 overs.His figures broke Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis’ mark of 6-8 against Zimbabwe in 2012 as the best bowling figures in the shortest format of the game.India all-rounder Shivam Dube picked up 3-40, including the prized scalps of Naim and experienced Mushfiqur Rahim.India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, leading the side in the absence of rested Virat Kohli, fell for just two while his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan also did not last long and was out for 19.Bangladesh medium paceman Shafiul accounted for both the experienced openers and could have also dismissed Iyer for nought if Aminul had managed to hold on to a simple catch.India have struggled to identify their number four batsman in limited-overs cricket in the last 12 months but Iyer showed he could be the solution to their middle order woes.He hit five sixes and three fours and stitched together a 59-run stand with Rahul.Iyer’s stroke-filled knock ended when he holed out to Sarkar, who had minutes earlier dismissed out-of-form Rishabh Pant for six in the same over.The two sides will next play a two-Test series, with the first starting at Indore from Thursday.
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored as Uruguay thrashed 10-man Ecuador 4-0 in their Group C Copa America opener.Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring early on before Uruguay made the most of their player advantage, as an Arturo Mina own goal completed the rout.Ecaudor’s Jose Quintero was sent off for an elbow on 24 minutes after the referee consulted VAR. In Group B, Paraguay squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar.Uruguay – who have won the Copa America a record 15 times – started strongly in Belo Horizonte, with Seattle Sounders midfielder Lodeiro scoring in just the sixth minute,Quintero then received a red card for a flailing arm. The 28-year-old had initially been shown a yellow, but it was converted to red after referee Anderson Daronco consulted VAR.Paris St-Germain’s Cavani scored an acrobatic bicycle-kick before Barcelona forward Luis Suarez tapped home a record 57th international goal to make it 3-0 before half-time.Mina’s volleyed own goal in the 78th minute compounded Ecuador’s miserable night.Ecuador Head Coach Hernan Dario Gomez said his side were “not as bad as that” with the game “getting away from us” after the sending off.Paraguay scored through an Oscar Cardozo penalty and a Derlis Gonzalez strike but Asian champions Qatar – who received an invite to the 12-team South American tournament along with Japan – hit back through Almoez Ali and a calamitous Rodrigo Rojas own goal.Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 on Saturday in Group B’s other game.Argentina 0-2 Colombia: Lionel Messi’s side ‘feeling bitter’ after Copa …Argentina’s bid to reach a third straight Copa America final begins with a 2-0 loss against Colombia.Monday was a Copa America rest day before Bolivia face Peru in Group A today at 22:30 BST and Chile take on Japan in Group C early hours of Wednesday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram