Bermuda-incorporated owner and operator of dry bulk vessels GoodBulk has taken delivery of Aquarange, a 2011-built Capesize vessel. The 179,842 dwt bulker, previously known as RS Iron Range, was purchased by GoodBulk from CarVal Investors (CVI), an investment arm of Cargill, on October 26.As explained, the ship is one of seven Capesize bulk carriers acquired from funds managed by CVI and was financed with a combination of cash on hand, availability under existing credit facilities, and the issuance of new common shares.The vessel will be employed in the spot market via the Capesize Revenue Sharing Agreement (Capesize RSA) managed by C Transport Maritime SAM (CTM), GoodBulk said.Including Aquarange, GoodBulk currently has an on the water fleet of ten Capesize, one Panamax and two Supramax vessels operating in the spot market, with an additional six Capesize vessels to bedelivered between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.The company has an option to acquire an additional six Capesize vessels from funds managed by CVI.
Sharing is caring! 19 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet LocalNews $20M road rehabilitation project well in progress-PM Skerrit by: – April 12, 2012 Share Road rehabilitation works taking place in Roseau last week. Photo credit: GIS NewsAn EC $20 Million road rehabilitation program is well underway in Dominica.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told reports in Campbell on Monday that the initiative which commenced in April has already met several targets.He said government has spent millions of dollars patching roads in Dominica but that has not lasted.“We started in Roseau. We will be doing Bath Road and River Street and all the way down to the Port facility next to the post office. We will also be embarking on improvement of sidewalks and drains in Roseau. As I have indicated, the private sector must play their part. We have seen what LIME has done with the sidewalks and we hope that others can follow”.He said the Delices/Petite Savanne roads will also be given some attention.“Place from Boetica and Delices are in terrible conditions. Vey critically would be widening some of the roads in Petit Savanne. Some of the corners are narrow and we need to improve the width of the road,” he explained.He said a number of other roads in the Roseau South constituency will also be given a facelift.“Castle Bruce, Carib Territory has become a major roadway so they will be done. We will continue the Morne Prosper Road, the Grandbay area too. Once the water project is completed in Lagoon Portsmouth, we will see major improvements to these areas,” he added.He said a complete construction of the river defense walls in St Joseph is expected to commence in two weeks.That project will provide opportunities for employment for the young people there, he said.Dominica Vibes News
Dorothy Elizabeth Ford Jones Brown, 89, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at her residence in Greensburg. She was born on June 13, 1929 in Greensburg, Indiana, the daughter of Raymond O. and Eleanora (Thrine) Ford. On November 15, 1947 she married Robert M. Jones and to this union was three daughters, Wanda Lou Ball, Sharon Ann Jones Schmidt, and Deborah Ann Jones. On June 8, 1963 she married Winton Lester Brown and he preceded her in death on January 22, 2008. She wrote the Greensburg Daily News Garden Column for 17 years. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5584, a life member and held office for the Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. She was a former member of the Give Un Take Garden Club, Evening Bells Homemaker Club, Red Cross, Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, a former officer and member of the Friends of the Library from 1984 – 96, a member of BPW and she was the 1987 BPW Woman of the Year. She loved gardening, reading, and volunteering, but her pride and joy was her time spent with Winton, baby sitting with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands. There will be no visitation. Private Graveside Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it will honor Professor Parag Havaldar with an Academy Award in the category of Scientific and Technical Achievement for his work at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Havaldar graduated with a Ph.D. in computer visions and graphics from USC Viterbi School of Engineering — where he currently teaches — in 1996. Photo courtesy of Parag Havaldar And the Oscar goes to · Professor Parag Havaldar received his Ph.D. from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 1996. He went on to improve methods of creating facial expressions for animated characters.Currently a Research and Development lead at Blizzard Entertainment, Havaldar attributes the foundation of his knowledge to his time at USC. He said interest in computer technology, computer vision and psychology is rooted in his love of storytelling.“I have always believed in the power of stories and movies,” Havaldar said. “I was fortunate to follow my passion in computer graphics and develop technologies in animation that give life to these stories, and ultimately end up touching the hearts and minds of audiences around the world.”The Academy acknowledged Havaldar’s work, recognizing its importance in the field of animation.“This pioneering system enabled large-scale use of animation rig-based facial performance-capture for motion pictures, combining solutions for tracking, stabilization, solving and animator-controllable curve editing,” Ray Feeney, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee, said in a statement to the Academy.Havaldar designed a technique to create realistic facial expressions for animated characters in films. His design allows performers in production to act out their parts while their facial expressions are analyzed, digitally copied and constructed in animated characters.Havaldar has worked with renowned actors such as Angelina Jolie, and is an integral part of the process that these actors undergo during their digital mimicking. Describing his development as one that saves time, cost and energy for the company, Havaldar said he and his counterparts play a key role in creating an efficient, successful film production. “It doesn’t happen by one person ever,” Havaldar said. “It is everyone working together for the same purpose. In my case a lot of people helped. I had good technologists, actors and mentors supporting me along the way.”Havaldar is a part-time lecturer in the department of computer science at Viterbi. His class, Multimedia Systems and Design, is offered to graduate students.Havaldar expressed appreciation for his students, as he believes they have never failed to spark his curiosity over the past decade.“When I look back at my days at USC, I did have a lot of fun,” Havaldar said. “But if you can, find a goal that you want to achieve from a young age and follow that direction, and make time for it. If you can figure out your passion and what you want to achieve and make sure you utilize that passion, and make progress every day, every week, every month, little by little you’ll find that you will achieve a lot.”
Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A mistake by goalkeeper David de Gea gifted Chelsea an equaliser as Manchester United’s hopes of playing in next season’s Champions League were dented at Old Trafford yesterday.With United leading through Juan Mata’s goal against his former club, De Gea spilled Antonio Rudiger’s 30-yard attempt for Marcos Alonso to level shortly before the interval.It was a costly error by the Spaniard, whose form has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, although De Gea did come to his side’s rescue deep in stoppage time to deny Gonzalo Higuain a dramatic winner. Up until Chelsea’s equaliser, United had been in control yet they remain sixth in the table, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with two games to play, after a third successive league game without a win.In a competitive game, both teams suffered injuries.After Rudiger was forced off in the 64th minute, United defender Eric Bailly, who was making his first league start since 3 February, was helped off six minutes later.With two games of the season left – and United’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League now out of their own hands – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a dilemma regarding his goalkeeper.The United boss had to defend De Gea before this game because of the Spaniard’s shaky form.He was culpable for at least one of Manchester City’s two goals in United’s midweek derby defeat at Old Trafford, having been at fault for Lionel Messi’s second in the 3-0 defeat at Barcelona in the Champions League on April 16.“He’s for me been the best player United have had for the last six or seven years,” said Solskjaer ahead of Chelsea’s visit. “He has been absolutely outstanding – going through tough patches is part of a footballer’s career and David will be fine.”But De Gea was anything but fine as Rudiger let fly from 30 yards with Chelsea’s first shot on target two minutes before the interval.It looked a routine save for a player of De Gea’s ability, but the ball spilled from his grasp and Alonso reacted quickly to tuck home his first Premier League goal since 18 August.His save to deny Higuain in the dying moments, with the Chelsea forward clean through, saved United from defeat but De Gea’s inconsistent form remains a worry.United had Sergio Romero on the bench against Chelsea. The Argentine has not made a Premier League appearance since 13 May 2018 when he kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win against Watford.It remains to be seen whether he will be called into action before the end of a disappointing season in two weeks time.With Tottenham losing at home to West Ham on Saturday and Arsenal losing heavily at Leicester earlier on Sunday, this result means none of the teams placed between third and sixth won over the weekend.Five points separate Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United with 180 minutes of the Premier League season remaining.For United, they will hope the teams above them keep dropping points as they look to avoid missing out on a top-four spot for the third time in four seasons.