Not playing anthem disrespected vets

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Oct. 7 Daily Gazette front page headline: “Anthem not played at school pep rally.” Well, isn’t that nice. Sure you have a right to express your feelings. But I also have a right to question how my school tax dollars are being used.I served two tours in Vietnam, so I know what the flag, anthem and our country means to me. So the next time you take a knee remember — don’t get any grass stains. I paid for that uniform you are wearing.Bryon J. MiglucciNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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Stock market ignores 23% Asda NAV rise

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Zeaborn Ship Management Aims to Grow Fleet to 250 Ships, Gets New CEO

first_imgGermany’s Zeaborn Ship Management intends to grow its managed fleet to 250 vessels with the support of a newly appointed CEO.With effect from today, Rob Grool is taking over the leadership of Zeaborn Ship Management from Holger Strack, who has been acting as the company’s interim CEO since the beginning of the year.“With the appointment of Rob Grool, we are very excited to have found an internationally renowned executive for our company’s top management,” Jan-Hendrik Többe and Ove Meyer, the Zeaborn Group’s Managing Partners, commented.“Together with Rob, we want to work towards a strategic goal of expanding our managed fleet to more than 250 vessels,” they revealed.Last month, Zeaborn acquired 100 percent of the shares in Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), the tanker management subsidiary of Offen Group.“With the acquisition of Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), we have set the course for Zeaborn Ship Management as a full service provider in the ship management sector,” Többe and Meyer further said.Established in 2013, Zeaborn is an integrated shipping company providing services along the entire value-added chain. Zeaborn Shipping is the holding company for the global ship management activities of the group. Under the brand Zeaborn Ship Management, the company offers the full range of ship management activities.As of April 2019, Zeaborn Ship Management’s fleet comprised 34 bulk carriers, 85 containerships and 13 multipurpose vessels, according to data provided on the company’s website.last_img read more

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d’Amico sells another MR tanker oldie

first_imgd’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland), part of Italian shipping company d’Amico International Shipping (DIS), has signed a memorandum of agreement for the sale of MT High Courage, one of its oldest medium range (MR) vessels. As explained, the transaction allows d’Amico Tankers to generate at the delivery of the vessel — expected to occur between November 2020 and January 2021 — around $8.9 million in cash, net of commissions and reimbursement of the vessel’s existing bank loan. Posted: 2 months ago Categories: Posted: 2 months ago The 46,975 dwt product tanker, built by French STX Offshore in 2005, will be sold for $12.65 million to an undisclosed buyer. d’Amico Tankers disposes of two of its oldest MR vesselscenter_img Vessels “We do believe that having a sound financial structure is key to succeed in this business in the long term.” As of today, DIS’ fleet comprises 42 double-hulled product tankers of which 22 owned, 11 chartered-in and 9 bareboat chartered-in, with an average age of about 6.95 years for its owned and bareboat chartered-in vessels. In July, d’Amico also signed MOA to dispose of two 2005-built MR tankers. Commenting on the agreement, Paolo d’Amico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico International Shipping, said: “As we have stated multiple times in the past, we intend to position our company as an owner and operator of a very modern product tanker fleet. In addition, this agreement will generate around $8.9 million in cash for DIS, further deleveraging our balance sheet and significantly increasing our cash position.”last_img read more

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Over 200 compliance officers to enforce virus safety protocols

first_imgAccording to Treñas, compliance officers must show courtesy at all times, but seek the assistance of police officers if necessary to enforce laws and ordinances relative to COVID-19. ILOILO City – To ensure that health safety protocols against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are followed such as the wearing of facemask and physical distancing, among others, Mayor Jerry Treñas has deployed over 200 “compliance officers” across the metro. Compliance officers take their oath at the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand on May 29, 2020. They are tasked to enforce health safety protocols against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 such as the wearing of facemask and physical distancing. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Regulation Ordinance No. 2020-061, on the other hand, makes mandatory the wearing of facemask or face covering in public during pandemics. These officers took their oath before the city mayor yesterday morning at the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand. “They will be going around the city. Ang instruction to them is not to sow fear or threaten people or businesses but to appeal for everyone’s cooperation,” said Treñas. Aside from establishments and public places, their areas of coverage also include seaports (Parola wharf, Fort San Pedro Wharf, Ortiz wharf, Iloilo City Commercial Port Complex, Iloilo-Bacolod Terminal, roll on, roll off wharf) and land transport terminals (Mohon terminal in Arevalo; Hibao-an and Megworld terminals in Mandurriao; Ungka, Tagbak and Ceres terminals in Jaro; and Ticud and Baldoza terminals in La Paz). * Sports Development Office * Task Force on Morals and Values Formation * Task Force on Internet, Online Service Gaming Center, Anti-Piracy and Pornography * Business Permits and Licensing Officecenter_img For individual offenders, they will be fined P500 for every violation of the ordinance. * Task Force on Anti-Squatting and Illegal Structures Regulation Ordinance No. 2020-066 makes mandatory physical distancing. Erring establishments face a fine of P5,000 for the first offense and revocation of business permit and closure for the next violation. * Boarding House Commission Aside from ensuring that people wear facemask in public and observe physical distancing (at least one meter apart), they must also make sure public transport passengers and drivers observe the “no mask, no ride policy”. A fine of P500 is imposed for every violation of the ordinance./PN The compliance officers came from various city hall bodies which temporarily could not function due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These were the following: * Green Guards * Barangay Affairs Officelast_img read more

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Big East : Memphis latest school to officially join conference

first_imgMemphis accepted an invitation to compete in the Big East conference for all sports in 2013 on Wednesday, giving the Big East 12 football schools and solidifying its future. The Tigers became the seventh team to join the conference since December after the Big East lost four schools last fall.Following the departures, Big East Commissioner John Marinatto devised a plan for his conference to reach 12 football schools so it could create a conference championship. Memphis makes that goal a reality. Though Marinatto said the conference is content with achieving that right now, he left the door open for possible further change.‘It was our goal, as I said, to get to 12 football-playing members, and we’ve done that,’ Marinatto said during a teleconference Wednesday. ‘We’re obviously pleased that we fulfilled our primary objective. But we’re always going to be vigilant, and we’re going to continue to do whatever is in the best interest of the conference. You never say never, I guess.’With Memphis on board, the Big East will have 11 football schools for the 2013 season. When Navy officially joins in 2015, the conference will begin its conference championship game. The immediate future of the Big East remains unclear.West Virginia has filed a lawsuit to leave the Big East and join the Big 12 for the 2012 season rather than abiding by the 27-month waiting period required by the conference bylaws. Marinatto declined comment on the lawsuit multiple times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe also reiterated that Syracuse and Pittsburgh must also wait until 2014 to begin competition in the Atlantic Coast Conference.‘West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Syracuse are members of the Big East Conference, as I’ve stated many times, until July 1st of 2014,’ Marinatto said during the teleconference. ‘I really can’t comment further than that at this point.’For Marinatto, Memphis was a perfect fit in the Big East for a variety of reasons.The commissioner cited Memphis’ geography, Central time zone, media market, corporate and community support, and athletic facilities among the draws to add the school. In addition, the Tigers’ strong basketball tradition, which includes three Final Four appearances and 10 straight 20-win seasons, was attractive to help continue the Big East’s reputation as a top basketball conference.Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson said during the teleconference that the move to a Bowl Championship Series conference will boost its ability to compete and recruit nationally.‘With this move, the future for Tiger athletics is brighter than ever,’ Johnson said during the teleconference. ‘One of our goals has always been to compete with the very best, and the prestige of the Big East certainly accomplishes that goal.’rjgery@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

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Syracuse alum Rowan leads US into World Cup final

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 20, 2013 at 3:08 am Contact Danny: dacuneo@syr.edu Five years ago, Katie Rowan led Syracuse women’s lacrosse to its first national semifinal in program history. She led the country in points and assists.This year, she’s led the United States women’s lacrosse team to the World Cup final.“In a way it’s similar to college, how I prepare by visualizing and meditating a little,” Rowan said before the tournament. “Just calming myself before games and looking over scouting reports, reminding myself of our system.”Rowan starred at SU as a three-time first-team All American. The most decorated player in school history, she’s tops in the Orange record book with 396 career points and 164 assists. With a 21-8 stomping of England Friday, the U.S. moved into Saturday’s 3 p.m. final against hosts Canada.The Americans have won six of eight Word Cups, including 2009’s event. The event is where the best of the best compete to earn lacrosse’s top prize: a gold medal. Without a professional women’s league, it is the pinnacle of players’ careers, a heartbreak to miss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Rowan, and Team USA, another gold medal is the only goal for this year’s event, taking place in Oshawa, Canada.She was a member of the 2009 team that won gold in Prague, Czechoslovakia.“It’s such an honor to represent to come and play for your country,” Rowan said. “Just winning the championship game and getting the gold medal was a really special moment.”Rowan’s foundation began at Syracuse University under head coach Gary Gait, who knew that Rowan was an exceptionally skilled player who added elite intelligence.Rowan set single-season program marks with 142 points and 69 assists as a senior in 2008, garnering the nomination to be a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, given annually to the nation’s best player.“She works hard at it, all preseason she’s been working hard, working out, working on her stick working on her speed,” Gait said. “You need that type of boxer mentality to continue to be able to play once you finish college.”On Friday she set the all-time U.S. record for assists when her second of the game gave her 33 for her career.Rowan admits herself that the habits learned under the Carrier Dome lights have helped improve her game.After her SU career ended, she moved on to international play. Rowan said heading into Oshawa, the team had a greater level of experience than the 2009 squad.“In 2009 the whole team, all 18 of us, it was our first world cup so we were going a little into the unknown,” Rowan said.Chemistry won’t be a problem either, as many of the players from the 2009 gold medal team played competitively with one another over the past four years.Rowan could have had another SU alumnus on the roster with her in Michelle Tumolo. But Tumolo, who made the national team as a freshman, is sidelined this year due to injuries.For Tumolo, missing the World Cup is devastating.“I was trying not to think about it because I could have maybe been there being an alternate,” Tumolo said. “Being hurt has definitely been reminding me the past couple days because its been starting and I’ve been watching the games.”This United States team brings both great talent and experience. It’s up to Katie Rowan and company to bring home the ultimate prize.Said Rowan: “It’s a really great experience to see all the countries come together to play lacrosse. It’s highly competitive and I’m just honored to be a part of it.” Commentslast_img read more

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Trojans fall to Titans in midweek game

first_imgCould David slay Goliath? Could the slumping Trojans, fresh off a win over Stanford, topple No. 4 Cal State Fullerton in the teams’ final meeting of the season?Swinging away · Freshman shortstop Brett Lacey laced an RBI double in the top of the second inning. He went 3-for-4 at the plate Tuesday night. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanMaybe on a better day, but that’s an optimistic phrase to which the USC baseball team (12-20) is tired of clinging to. The Trojans traveled to Goodwin Field on Tuesday night, but fell just short to Fullerton, losing 6-4.The Titans (29-4) are a powerhouse team. They’ve climbed the national rankings each time they’ve faced the Trojans this season and have only four blemishes opposing their 29-win record. For a Trojan team whose young potential talent has yet to be fulfilled, Fullerton represents what it one day might be.To put an end to that notion, the Trojans sent freshman lefty pitcher Sean Adler, who has been featured often this season as a reliever, to the hill for his first collegiate start. Adler, who had previously shown a glimmer of success over a near-invincible Titan team as a closer, looked to help his team capitalize on its Sunday win, which stanched a four-game losing streak.It initially seemed that the Trojans really would prove that they could beat any team on any given day if all the pieces fell into place, something that USC head coach Dan Hubbs has frequently pointed out this season.Two of USC’s freshmen helped the team jump ahead early, attempting to reverse the Trojan curse of being unable to get runners home.Infielder Blake Lacey got the first run across the board with an RBI double and would lead the team in hitting Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs.In the very next inning, outfielder Timmy Robinson shredded the first pitch he saw to left field with a homer that gave Adler a two-run cushion.But it wouldn’t be nearly enough.To his credit, Adler aptly handled the Titans for all of 2 2/3 innings before he completely collapsed, allowing the surging Fullerton offense to break open the floodgates. After allowing consecutive singles, Adler gifted the Titans a bases-loaded opportunity by hitting the next batter. Immediately following, he surrendered an even more generous gift: a back-to-back grand slam and home-run combination that put the Titans up by three.Hubbs yanked Adler off his brief starting gig for sophomore Nigel Nootbaar, who also had difficulty rescuing his team from a hellish inning. Nootbaar allowed a pair of hits and a walk that threatened to further blow open the inning but ultimately settled down for three more innings of scoreless relief.With the lead squandered, USC desperately needed to respond to stay in the game but couldn’t quite do it.The bases were never empty, and there were plenty of scoring opportunities by means of hit batsmen, a balk, hits and the occasional walk.That’s not to say there weren’t some hopeful moments: A few hitters were able to push the count to 3-2  and the team recorded two productive sacrifice flies that cut their deficit to two.  Granted, those two RBIs came in a bases-loaded, no-out scenario in which the Trojans could have really packed a punch.Winning Tuesday night — which didn’t seem infeasible for a while — would have been a tremendous victory for a young team still struggling to find itself.But that didn’t quite happen, and USC now walks away looking for another chance to assert themselves, this time in a three-game homestand against Arizona State starting on April 12.last_img read more

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Dajuan Coleman seeing limited minutes as he eases back into Syracuse rotation

first_img Published on November 20, 2015 at 11:21 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Dajuan Coleman sat and watched while a freshman did things at center Coleman can’t yet do, and others he never will.Tyler Lydon played 31 minutes in Syracuse’s win against St. Bonaventure on Tuesday, the majority coming in the middle of the 2-3 zone. He hit two late 3s while Coleman logged only 14 minutes, four points and four rebounds.The junior isn’t ready for those minutes after an almost two-year hiatus from regular season action. But head coach Jim Boeheim doesn’t care if a first-year bench player sees more than double the time of a starter at a position only Coleman naturally plays.“I’m here to win, I don’t give a sh*t who plays,” Boeheim said after the game.Through two games, Coleman has played 27 of 80 minutes, taken five shots, grabbed six rebounds and scored six points. In his place, Lydon has posted 17 points and 17 boards to begin his career as a relief valve to Coleman’s re-integration that’s off to a rocky start. The Orange (2-0) hasn’t suffered yet as a result of its primary center shouldering a fraction of the load, and Saturday’s 7 p.m. matchup with Elon (2-1) at the Carrier Dome could be another winnable game the head coach uses to slowly ease Coleman back.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re going to try and keep getting Dajuan going, I said this before,” Boeheim said. “He hasn’t played in two years, I didn’t expect him to come out here and get 15 points and 10 rebounds.”Twenty seconds into Tuesday’s game, Coleman clanked a right-handed floater off the right side of the rim. On the other end, he was slow to drop to the low block and SBU’s Denzel Gregg converted an easy layup. Lydon replaced Coleman with 13:54 remaining in the first half and the junior didn’t re-enter until after the break. Boeheim later said Lydon simply played better defense.It wasn’t until Tyler Roberson fouled out with under five minutes left that Coleman gave a glimpse of what could materialize, registering three rebounds, a dunk and a steal in the final 4:27.“I thought it was even good at the end for Dajuan to get back in and grab a couple rebounds,” Boeheim said, “and I think that’s good for him.”Elon’s top four scorers through its three games are all 6-foot-4 or shorter. Its tallest rotation player is 6 feet, 8 inches and the Phoenix lacks a low-post threat that could consistently expose Coleman.Lydon has been more effective in his ability to create mismatches and it could give him the edge again on Saturday. He’s proven a viable replacement for the natural center, even if he wasn’t expecting it.“I just go with the flow,” Lydon said.It’s the Orange’s last game before heading to the Bahamas to face Charlotte and either No. 19 Connecticut or No. 24 Michigan.Right now, Boeheim doesn’t need Coleman to win. But it won’t be long before he might.“I think Dajuan could still help us. I think it will take time, I don’t expect it right away,” Boeheim said. “We’re just going to have to see how long it goes, but I don’t know I really don’t know the answer.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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