Image: International Seaways announces sale of ownership interest in LNG joint venture. Photo: courtesy of Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay. International Seaways, Inc. (NYSE: INSW) (the “Company” or “INSW”), one of the largest tanker companies worldwide providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in International Flag markets, announced today that the Company has sold its 49.9% ownership interest in its joint venture with Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat), which owns four liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) carriers to Nakilat for $123 million in cash.“Nakilat and INSW worked in partnership to conclude this transaction, demonstrating the high level of teamwork the companies have shared for over 15 years,” said Lois K. Zabrocky, International Seaways’ President and CEO. “Nakilat continues to be a very valued INSW partner and remains an important part of our ongoing commitment to our business relationships in Qatar. By monetizing our interest in the joint venture, we unlocked significant value for shareholders and further strengthened our balance sheet.”Jeff Pribor, the Company’s CFO, added “This important transaction positions INSW to further our capital allocation strategy. Following our success growing and renewing our fleet, deleveraging and returning cash to shareholders remain our top priorities.” Source: Company Press Release Transaction strengthens International Seaways’ balance sheet and furthers capital allocation strategy
September 17, 2012 View post tag: comes View post tag: HMCS Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Charlottetown Comes Home after Nine Months of Deployment The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Peter MacKay, and the Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, joined families, friends and the Maritime Atlantic fleet in welcoming home HMCS Charlottetown as she returned to Halifax following a deployment that has lasted almost nine months.“HMCS Charlottetown deployment is a demonstration of our government’s commitment to working towards a more secure and stable world. Our contribution to maritime security and counter-terrorism operations plays a key role in the prosperity of our country,” said Minister MacKay. “Our Government is incredibly proud of the officers and crew of HMCS Charlottetown and thank the families and friends of all those returning today for sacrifices alongside their loved ones.”Initially, HMCS Charlottetown was deployed under Operation Metric, Canada’s participation in international efforts to enhance security in the eastern Mediterranean Sea as part of the NATO-led Operation Active Endeavour (OAE). OAE aimed to prevent the movement of terrorists and weapons of mass destruction and enhance the security of shipping in general. At the end of April 2012, the ship transited through the Suez Canal and joined Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150).“Canadians from all across the country join us today to thank and congratulate the crew of the HMCS Charlottetown,” said Minister Valcourt. “Their sacrifices, courage and determination are at the core of our Government’s commitment to make the investments to providing our Canadian Forces with the equipment they need to conduct their dangerous missions at home and abroad.”Operation Artemis is the Canadian Forces’ participation in maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea region with CTF-150. HMCS Regina replaced HMCS Charlottetown to continue Canada’s commitment to Operation Artemis.“It is an amazing day. I am so proud of my ship’s company,” says Commander Wade Carter, the commanding officer of HMCS Charlottetown. “They have worked so hard for so long. And now, finally, to see them reunite with loved ones, is beyond words. I cannot describe how overjoyed I am for them. For me, when you include last fall, it needs to be understood that this crew has effectively been deployed for 10 of the last 12 months. An amazing effort. An effort that could not have been accomplished without the support of strong navy families. I salute them all. It has been an absolute privilege to be their captain.”Deployments such as these show allies and partners that Canada is committed to international security and cooperation and that we are willing and able to contribute to multinational peace initiatives. Participating in a NATO operation like OAE shows Canada’s resolve to the alliance, the cornerstone of trans-Atlantic security and defence. Joining a coalition naval task force that includes several like-minded nations, CTF-150, demonstrates Canada’s continued commitment to fight international terrorism.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 17, 2012; Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: Deployment View post tag: home Share this article View post tag: Charlottetown Training & Education HMCS Charlottetown Comes Home after Nine Months of Deployment View post tag: Naval View post tag: months View post tag: News by topic View post tag: NINE View post tag: Navy
Three gay students were attacked outside the Coven II night club in the early hours of Saturday morning in what may have been a homophobic attack.The male St Peter’s students, who wish to remain anonymous, were leaving the Coven II at 3am when a stranger head-butted and punched them in a seemingly unprovoked attack.This attack, the victims claim, is the latest in a string of homophobic assaults to take place near the club.A man approached the students from a group of people outside the nightclub. Without provocation, the man told one of the students, “You’ve got a fucking attitude problem.” The student denied this, after which the man repeated the statement before headbutting him in the face. “I went down to try and comfort him and get him back on his feet and then I turned around and my other friend was on the floor with blood pouring from his face,” one of the victims said. “The guy grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and said, ‘Do you want a piece of it?’ or something like that. It all just happened so quickly. He thumped me in the face.” The attacker was described as a tall white male with a shaven head and black hooded sweatshirt who was with a group of 4 to 8 friends. Following the attack, they fled the scene.One of the attacker’s companions then turned back, apologised to the students and requested that the police not be involved.After the group fled, bystanders offered assistance and called the police. An ambulance was later called for one of the students, who needed stitches. All three had facial and in one case dental injuries.The attacker was not seen in the club itself, but was causing trouble to the club’s bouncers before the incident. The punched fourth-year said, “As we left, there was a guy outside who was obviously very drunk. He was picking a fight with the bouncers, being rude, and they were trying to send him away. The group of friends were definitely in the Coven but I didn’t see the man in there.”Police have since told the students that they are unlikely to find the attacker.Violent attacks at Coven II, located in Oxpens Road near the Oxford Ice Rink, are reported to be common and occasionally homophobic in nature as the club hosts a gay night every Friday. “Guys just wait outside and wait for gay men to leave,” said one of the St Peter’s students. “The police are aware of this, but they seem uninterested and I’ve never seen any signs of enforcement.”There were no police. They know the situation but they wait for the incident before they arrive. If you go down a main street in Oxford on a Friday night, there are police everywhere, but the Coven is totally unmonitored, and there’s no CCTV,” he added.
Free training program for healthcare professionals will help increase tobacco screenings in healthcare settingsTobacco use causes more deaths than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. It is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States, yet it kills more than 11,000 Hoosiers every year. To fight these devastating statistics, St. Vincent and Purdue University College of Pharmacy are launching a training program to increase tobacco screenings in healthcare settings.Using the Rx for Change: Ask-Advise-Refer curriculum, St. Vincent will provide training, at no charge, for any healthcare professional in Indiana. The goal of these two-hour training sessions will be to provide trainees with an understanding of the impact of tobacco use on one’s health, give these professionals the training to advise patients for tobacco cessation, inform them about medication options for smoking cessation, and explain how to refer to an evidence-based resource for additional assistance. Trainees can take advantage of receiving continuing education units, networking opportunities with industry peers, and the latest information regarding tobacco cessation and treatment.St. Vincent is also working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Commission. During the Rx for Change training, healthcare professionals are encouraged to refer patients to the state’s quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, which is an evidence-based cessation resource. St. Vincent will evaluate its efforts by determining if there is an increase in the number of participants who refer to the quitline after attending the training.A local training will take place on the following date:Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Peoples Trust and Savings Bank, 7199 Parker Drive, Newburgh, IN 47601 12 to 2 pm A light lunch will be provided Space is limited. Please register at https://rxforchange_stvincentwarrick2.eventbrite.com. For additional information contact Jackie Richards, Respiratory Therapist, St. Vincent Evansville, at [email protected] or 812-485-5813.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
84, of Bayonne passed away on October 24, 2017. Born in Jersey City on June 12, 1933 to Frank E. Martin Sr. and Mary (nee: Koerner), Frank attended St. Patrick’s Elementary and Snyder High School. He was a proud Korean War Veteran honorably discharged and a Ceremonial Honor Guard for President Eisenhower. Frank was the proprietor of Martin’s Exterminating serving Hudson County for over 45 years and a past Grand Knight of the Bayonne Knights of Columbus. Frank was the husband to Norma (nee: Barone) for the past 60 years. He was the father to Joseph (Onelia), Michael, Brian (Catherine) and Lynda Dugan and grandfather to Ryan, Jacqueline, Tyler & Joseph Martin, Shayne & Skylar Dugan and Michael & Kelly Nausedas and their children Riley & Sean. Brother-in-law to Grace Barone and survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.
DONNA CROTTY To the Editor:I want to thank the Good Samaritans who helped me when I most needed help. Thank you to the people on East 27th Street, in the CVS parking lot, and on the corner of 33rd Street and Broadway who helped me when I fell, on three separate occasions this past year, and saw to it that I got appropriate medical attention. With the exception of Dr. Michael Acanfora and his receptionist, I don’t know your names and can’t say that I even would recognize your faces if I saw you again. However, please know that all of you have my deepest appreciation and gratitude. You could have passed by on the other side but chose to help a fellow human in need. God bless and keep each and every one of you, always.
By MADDY VITALEA traditional graduation for Ocean City Intermediate School eighth-graders was not possible this year due to COVID-19.But that did not deter Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor, OCIS Principal Michael Mattina and a host of other administrators and faculty to cheer on the graduates and celebrate their milestone on Monday.The school district held a processional at the intermediate school to recognize the honorees who joined in a drive-through ceremony. School staff held up Class of 2020 signs, blew bubbles and tossed out candy to the sounds of music, while carloads of families with balloons fixed to their vehicles honked their horns and waved as they entered the school parking lot.School guidance counselor Angelo DiBartolo in the foreground and Principal Michael Mattina cheer on students.Dr. Taylor, Mattina and faculty lined the outside of the school and called out “Great job,” “You did it,” and “Congratulations.”Monday was an important day for not just the students, but also for the teachers, Dr. Taylor and Mattina noted.“We are happy to have this to get to cheer the students on. We get to see them and they get to see us,” Dr. Taylor said. “It is really about showing the kids love and support.”The processional was just the first part of the festivities on Monday. At 6 p.m. a live virtual graduation airing on the district’s website and on its Facebook page was another event for families to watch. They could also download it to save for years to come, Mattina said.Kelsea Bowman and her family ride by as Dr. Kathleen Taylor claps for her and fellow graduates.“Obviously, this is a different time, but we wanted to do something important for the kids and the teachers. We want our kids back to school, but this is a way we can still see them and celebrate their achievement,” Mattina said.The idea was weeks in the making.“We have been in meetings on Zoom trying to come up with an idea of what we could do for the kids. When we got this idea of a processional, the teachers really stepped up and took it to the next level,” Mattina said. “The city and the police department were fantastic. They worked with us to make this happen.”Students and family, including Skylar Cohen’s mom, PTA President Jocelyn Palaganas, beam during the processional.The district has had to navigate through a series of changes in Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive orders arising from the pandemic. On March 16, schools throughout the state were closed. By the following day, virtual learning began in Ocean City.Dr. Taylor said in this unprecedented time, the students have taught the adults some things.“Kids taught us a lot in that they are resilient,” she said. “They have persevered. The ease in which they have handled the transition has been outstanding.”As the processional unfolded, teachers and staff enthusiastically cheered during the pep-rally style event.OCIS Guidance Counselor Angelo DiBartolo laughed as graduates drove up.“This is great,” he said, as he shouted out congratulatory remarks to the students.Stepfanie Grisinger, the OCIS student assistance coordinator who heads up the school’s Wellness Center, waved a sign honoring the 2020 graduates.“The district definitely came together and made this an exciting time for the students,” Grisinger pointed out. “This is a way we can show the students, while social distancing, how much we care.”The live virtual graduation included five student speakers, a featured guest speaker and an eighth grade student who sang the National Anthem. To view the graduation visit the district’s Facebook page or go to the Ocean City School District website at https://www.oceancityschools.org/.School social worker Stepfanie Grisinger proudly displays the sign to honor the graduates.Some families adorned their vehicles with balloons and banners.Car after car drove up for the ceremony.A large banner is easily viewed from Bay Avenue. Ocean City Intermediate School faculty members cheer on eighth graders in a processional to celebrate their graduation.
Coffee Republic is on the look-out for 20 new retail sites, only months after being rescued from administration.With new investment behind the brand, it aims to open the shops in major towns across the UK within the next 12 months and property agents have been tasked with finding prime sites likely to be a mix of company- owned outlets and franchised units.The coffee chain was bought out of administration in August by property firm Arab Investments and started trading as Coffee Republic Trading.A new management team, headed by new CEO Tariq Affara, will appoint a design agency to revitalise new and existing stores while updated in-store promotions have already been launched, including toastie meal deals.Affara is driving the turn-around strategy and plans to focus on marketing, including revitalising the brand to retain its strengths and links with coffee connoisseurs while appealing to a wider market.Coffee Republic’s head of operations David Reynolds said that, at a time when coffee brands were becoming increasingly homogeneous, it was focusing on rolling out the best customer experience with the best quality coffee. “We are confident that with careful management and further investment in the brand we will see Coffee Republic go from strength to strength,” said Reynolds.The coffee chain has also sealed a deal to open the highest urban coffee shop in the UK, on the observation deck of the Pinnacle building, almost 300 metres above street level. The Pinnacle a 63-storey skyscraper being built in the City of London is set to open at the end of 2012 and will become the second tallest building in the UK, after the 310-metre Shard of Glass at London Bridge.Coffee Republic’s current estate is made up of five company-run bars, 48 franchised outlets and 84 concessions.
Jerry Garcia would be turning 76 years old on August 1st. His birthday is more worthy of celebration than ever, so, on August 17th and 18th, the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band will get together for two nights in Vail. Following last year’s 75th birthday celebration at Red Rocks, the tradition will continue with longtime Jerry Garcia Band members Melvin Seals, Jacklyn LaBranch, and Gloria Jones with their musical co-conspirators and friends, Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic).Returning to under the stars in Colorado, the Jerry Garcia Birthday celebration will take place at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a spectacular outdoor venue with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. The special two-night birthday run also coincides with the annual Colorado Classic, a circuit race for elite cyclists.A limited number of two-day and single day tickets will be available via the Jerry Garcia Fan Ticketing page beginning at 8 a.m. MT on Monday, June 4th. An Enhanced Experience option, which includes a pre-show gathering, photo with members of the Garcia Family, and a limited-edition screen print by Status Serigraph, will also be available. General on-sale begins at 10 a.m. MT on Friday, June 8th, via AXS.com. For more information, head to the event’s website.
Read Full Story Early in the morning on Jan. 22, it was 14 degrees Fahrenheit. But inside Shad Hall’s basketball court it was steamy, a DJ was blasting remixes, and three brothers were leading a huge group fitness class. These weren’t just any brothers, and this was not a standard Shad bootcamp class. This was Rob, Gordie, and Chris Gronkowski, and the workout included HBS students as well as business founders such as Christina Tosi (Milkbar), Matt Van Horn (June oven), and Michael Lastoria (&pizza).The workout kicked off day two of Moving Beyond DTC, one of nine Short Intensive Programs (SIPs) that ran this year from Jan. 21-24. Now in its third year, SIPs are no-credit, no-fee elective courses, offering MBA students an opportunity to engage deeply in a single subject for four days with professors, practitioners, and experts in the field. We decided to take a closer look at the classes and spent time in four: Moving Beyond DTC, Africa Rising, Agile at Scale, and the Life and Role of the CEO.Moving Beyond DTC, led by Professor Len Schlesinger and Matt Higgins of RSE Ventures, featured a lineup of 29 principals in the Direct-to-Consumer market, Lori Greiner of QVC, Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman of Lola, Christina Tosi of Milkbar, and those Gronkowskis (Rob is an investor and brand ambassador for CBD Medic, Chris is the founder of the Ice Shaker, and Gordie is a partner in Gronk Fitness Products).In 60-80 minute class sessions, students offered their opinions on where the business should go next and answered questions from Schlesinger and Higgins. Then, each founder presented their own story—their inspiration, dilemmas, questions, and decision (if determined) on where the business was heading next.