Diana Shipping Extends Kamsarmax Charter with Cargill

first_imgGreek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter continuation contract with Geneva’s Cargill International.Under the deal, the company’s Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the Myrto, would continue working for Cargill for a period of about nine to eleven months.The parties agreed a gross charter rate of USD 14,000 per day for the 2013-built bulker.Diana Shipping said that the new charter period commenced on July 18, 2019.The employment is expected to generate around USD 3.57 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.last_img read more

Ward ready for top-level test

first_img “We are creating chances, getting the ball wide and getting the ball into the box.” One of the main beneficiaries of O’Neill’s approach is playmaker Wes Hoolahan, a man whose treatment by Trapattoni baffled his admirers. The Norwich man has started three of the four games of the Ulsterman’s reign to date and is revelling in the opportunity afforded him, even if results have not necessarily gone his side’s way. Hoolahan said: “It’s lovely. It’s great to get on the pitch and hopefully show what I can do. “We are playing well. We are passing the ball well, we are creating a lot of chances. It’s not like we are not playing well – then you have something to worry about. “But you are playing against a world-class team in Turkey, they are well-drilled, so there were positives.” Press Association The 28-year-old defender, who has spent the last season on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Brighton from Wolves, has returned to the Ireland squad under new manager Martin O’Neill this season after being discarded by predecessor Giovanni Trapattoni. He started Sunday night’s 2-1 home defeat by Turkey and will hope to retain his place as the degree of difficulty increases markedly over the next fortnight with friendlies against Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal, all of whom are using the games as part of their preparations for the World Cup finals in Brazil. However, that is a challenge Ward insists he and his team-mates welcome as they look towards September’s opening qualifier in Georgia. He said: “You want to test yourself and especially for us going into a tough qualifying group, you want to play against these teams. “People will look at it and say it might be tougher to get results, but sometimes you learn a lot more about yourself and about the squad when you play against these top teams, and that’s what the management will think, especially going into a tough qualifying campaign. “The more they know about us, the better. You could maybe have chosen easier fixtures, but they want us to go in against these teams and they will definitely learn a lot about us in these next three weeks.” Ward, of course, was part of the Ireland team which fared so poorly in the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine as they slipped to successive defeats by Croatia, Spain and Italy, and a disappointing showing in the World Cup qualifying campaign that subsequently cost Trapattoni his job. Replacement O’Neill is busily trying to put his stamp on the squad, and while a more expansive style is yet to pay dividends in terms of results, Ward believes significant progress is being made. He said: “I feel we are getting very close. I think these next couple of weeks will be really vital for us in terms of getting to know how he wants us to play and getting the philosophy on board. “At the minute, we are playing a really attractive style of football. We are keeping the ball well and we are not just keeping it without purpose. Stephen Ward is relishing the chance to test himself against World Cup opposition as he targets qualification for Euro 2016.last_img read more

Constable testifies as Linden ‘hot water’ murder PI continues

first_imgOne more witness was called to testify as the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the alleged murder of 56-year-old Hubert Scott of Half Mile, Wismar, Linden, continued on Thursday at the Linden Magistrates Court.Murder accused: Frances HarlequinThe matter is being heard before Magistrate Wanda Fortune. The deceased’s niece, Frances Harlequin, also called “Blacky” of Half Mile, Wismar, is on trial for his murder.Police Constable Erkstine took to the stand where she gave evidence of her involvement with the case. It is alleged that on Saturday, June 16, 2018, Harlequin inflicted injuries on the deceased thus resulting in his death.Harlequin is accused of throwing hot water on her uncle during an argument at their Linden home.Suspected to be mentally ill, she was initially charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, then attempted murder and later, with murder after Scott, a former security guard, succumbed a few days after the incident.Police had revealed that the two lived in the same house but in separate apartments. On the day in question, Harlequin reportedly lit a coal pot in her apartment and the smoke started to affect Scott, who told investigators that he went over to her apartment to speak to her about it.Harlequin reportedly became annoyed and threw a pot of hot water on him, thus resulting in injuries.Scott immediately went to the Wismar Police Station and reported the matter. He was later escorted to seek medical attention.He was seen and examined by a doctor at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) where he was treated and sent away.However, shortly after the now dead man made the report, Harlequin turned up at the police station and lodged a complaint against Scott, whom she claimed dealt her a cuff to her mouth and in defending herself, she threw the hot water on him.She was also sent for medical attention but reportedly never returned to the police station. Harlequin was arrested by Police on June 17, 2018, and placed into custody.Two days after, she was released on her own recognisance to appear in court on June 25.It was reported that on June 21, 2018, Scott started to feel unwell and was taken to the LHC where he was admitted.On June 25, Harlequin was charged in absentia with the offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Scott died on July 2 while receiving medical attention in the Intensive Care Unit of the LHC.A file was later completed and sent for legal advice. The accused was arrested and charged for murder. The matter will continue on May 16, 2019.last_img read more