Maersk Signs Compliant Fuel Deal with PBF Logistics

first_imgDanish shipping major Maersk has signed an agreement with PBF Logistics, which would deliver 10% of its annual fuel demand ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 global sulphur regulation.Under the deal, Maersk would source and PBFX would process crude oil at CPI Operations LLC, a PBF Logistics LP terminal facility in New Jersey, United States. This would enable Maersk Oil Trading to supply IMO 2020-compliant 0.5% marine fuel to its customers on the US East Coast.Annual production will be around 1.25 million metric tonnes (mt), the equivalent of around 10% of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s annual fuel demand.“This processing agreement forms a cornerstone in Maersk’s fuel sourcing strategy for the IMO 2020 sulphur cap,” Niels Henrik Lindegaard, Head of Maersk Oil Trading, said.“The vast majority of our fleet will comply with the regulation through use of compliant low sulfur fuels. With the capability to produce and store compliant low sulfur fuel on the U.S. East Coast we take control of the fuel supply in a key maritime hub for us. We will continue our drive to ensure compliance in all geographies come 2020.”In August 2018, Maersk and Vopak signed a leasing agreement for storage of 2.3 million mt 0.5% compliant fuel, equivalent of around 20% of Maersk’s annual fuel demand, at the Vopak Europoort Terminal in Rotterdam.last_img read more

Umpiring Baseball

first_imgThe other day I was watching a Youth League baseball championship game.  It was a great contest between two very good young baseball teams.  Unfortunately, the game ended on a sour note.I have umpired many ball games in the past and know how tough it is to make calls on the field.  One thing I learned–unless it is very obvious, you never change a call.  You make a decision quickly and stand by it.  When you hesitate and then reverse a call, you let yourself open for criticism.In this game, the call was perceived as the 3rd out in the final inning and the young men on the field started their celebration.  Later they found out that the decision had been reversed and the player was called safe.  After this, the other team tied the game and won in extra innings.Again, I don’t think there would have been any controversy had the call stood and the game ended.  After all, there is no replay in amateur baseball.last_img read more

Ronaldo marks Juve’s Serie A title with new £8.5m Bugatti Centodieci

first_img Limited to 236 miles-per-hour, the Italian beast boasts an 8-litre, W16 engine capable of steaming out 1,600 horsepower. If Ronaldo is ever late to training, he will be pleased to know he can blast from 0 to 60mph in just 2.4 seconds. read also:Ronaldo models Juventus latest home kit as iconic stripes return The Centodieci is the more refined version of Bugatti’s Chiron, which the star also owns after splashing £2.15m on the hypercar. And this new model comes with an incredible level of exclusivity with only ten being built. If that is what Ronaldo buys himself to celebrate a league title, imagine what he will splurge on if Juve can win the Champions League – from a goal down to Lyon ahead of next month’s last-16 second leg. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly completed his own summer signing – an £8.5million Bugatti Centodieci. After months of rumours, the Juventus star is now said to have finalised his mega purchase following his second Scudetto triumph. The Old Lady swooped to their ninth consecutive league title with Ronaldo helping himself to 31 goals from 33 outings thus far. According to Tuttosport, the 35-year-old can toast to his success with his brand new Bugatti. With the car now described as officially purchased, Ronaldo will still have to wait until 2021 to take delivery of his new motor. The Bugatti will be painted black-and-white to honour the forward’s successful stint in Turin – which shocked the world when arranged in 2018.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more

Delphi double murder tips continue to roll in

first_imgDelphi, In. — Since the news briefing on April 22, 2019, the Multi-Agency Task Force has received over 2,600 emails, 506 calls to the tip line and an additional 145 calls and or walk-ins to local police departments and state police posts around the state.  The total amount since the inception of the email and tip line is over 42,000.Please remember that we are looking for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed this crime. Please refrain from sending investigative information.  Tips on possible suspects or information that can lead to the closure of the case is what we are looking for.Be specific as possible to a descriptionName and age if possibleA connection to Delphi and that person’s location or address at this timeLeaving information on how we can contact you for possible clarification of your tip is helpful but not requiredTips can remain anonymousIf you have a tip, no matter how insignificant you feel it might be, contact us by email at or phone at 844-459-5786.last_img read more

CDC: Coronavirus could be around through all of 2020

first_imgIn an interview with CNN, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said that coronavirus could be around for the entire duration of 2020 as the CDC prepares for the possibility of a widespread infection.In China thousands have been infected, and hundreds have died.As of right now, there has only been 15 confirmed cases in the United States. Eight in California; two in Illinois; and one in Arizona, Washington, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Texas.Redfield says that there is a possibility of it becoming a “community virus,” aggressively monitoring those with suspected and confirmed cases buys the CDC time while they figure out what to do.Health officials still do not know how coronavirus is spread, and there is no cure.last_img read more

BBL: Dale Steyn, Coulter-Nile named in Melbourne Stars squad

first_imgMelbourne: South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn and Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile has been named in the 13-man Melbourne Stars squad for the upcoming match against Adelaide Strikers in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). Steyn, who retired from Test cricket in August, was in October cleared by Cricket South Africa to play six matches in what will be his debut season in the Australian T20 league. However, he had indicated that there is an option to extend that period if he is not selected for South Africa’s limited-overs series against England in February. The right-arm pacer was recently bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL) for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Meanwhile, Coulter-Nile was brought by Mumbai Indians at the auction held in Kolkata on December 19.The Stars have won their first two games and will be looking for their third win when they take on the Strikers at the Metricon Stadium on Friday night.Stars squad: Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb, Clint Hinchliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Dale Steyn, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa. IANSAlso Read: Indian pace attack currently best in Test cricket: Dale SteynAlso Watch: Public meeting on Protection of the indigenous communities held in Tinsukialast_img read more

Gullikson calms Badgers to Big Ten road victory

first_imgSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Kevin Gullikson was sweating buckets in addition to assisting on them.Following the Badgers’ 71-58 victory at Penn State Wednesday night, the sophomore forward stood against the wall outside his locker room and coughed. He attributed it to a winter cold. But whatever the infection, Gullikson’s teammates certainly caught it.Leading 42-41 through 27 minutes, No. 4 Wisconsin was searching for a separation they had yet to find. But with Joe Krabbenhoft sent to the bench and Marcus Landry in foul trouble, UW head coach Bo Ryan stuck with a small lineup and inserted Gullikson at the five. What happened next was a 21-8 Wisconsin run jumpstarted by Gullikson’s block of Jamelle Cornley and three consecutive Badgers 3-pointers that busted up the Nittany Lions’ zone defense. Wisconsin (23-2, 9-1) used the run to ultimately put away Penn State (10-12, 1-8) at the Bryce-Jordan Center. “Well, yeah, it can come in bunches,” said Ryan. “And that’s why I had that group on the floor at the end of the game.”Kevin Gullikson was the biggest reason for [UW using the clock well], because he just made good decisions with the ball, and he was a very calming effect.”The pivotal scoring stretch began with a long arching 3-pointer by Jason Bohannon. Two Michael Flowers long-distance daggers from opposite sides of the court quickly followed over the next two possessions.”It was very vital,” senior guard Kammron Taylor said. “They were on a run, and they kind of slowed what we were doing on offense. For Mike to do what he did and step up to hit those two 3s, you know, back-to-back, and then contain Claxton, was huge for us.” After that, the sky opened for the Badgers’ national player of the year candidate as he took to the paint. Alando Tucker scored eight consecutive Wisconsin points and finished with a game-high 24 on 9-of-19 shooting.Gullikson hustled to tip out a Taylor miss that was eventually scooped up by Bohannon and dealt to Tucker down low for a layup and a foul. The senior leader converted on the free throw and followed it up the next time down the court by storming the baseline and connecting on a reverse layup in addition to drawing another foul. After Tucker converted that free throw, the Badgers led 59-47, and the advantage would never again fall below double digits. Cornley led the Nittany Lions, who have now lost eight straight games, with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting. But nobody was able to match Wisconsin down the final stretch, as Penn State looked out of rhythm in trying to work from behind. Star junior Geary Claxton was held to 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting. The Nittany Lions did manage to counterpunch any time the Badgers made an early run. Wisconsin led by seven in the first half, but Penn State twice pulled within a point after the break. The Lions lead the Big Ten on the offensive glass; and it was those second chances that kept them clawing back many times. Penn State also entered the night shooting a dismal 39 percent from the field in its last six games, while allowing its opponents to connect at a 52 percent clip. The numbers were not quite that skewed Wednesday, but UW did hit 58 percent of its field goals in the second half. Wisconsin also finished with 18 assists to just nine turnovers, something Ryan was especially pleased about. Flowers, in particular, contributed six assists without a giveaway in addition to his 12 points. Yet, that performance alone did not suit Flowers. “I’m kind of disappointed,” Flowers said. “I would have liked to have, you know, 12 points, six assists, seven rebounds, like three or four steals. The steals part didn’t really come through on defense.”That response echoed Gullikson’s earlier appraisal of his “calming effect.””I don’t know,” Gullikson said with a blush. “I just, I don’t know.”Their teammates and coach seemed happy with the performances, however. As did Tucker, who was on the receiving end of two of Gullikson’s three assists and one from Flowers.Tucker’s 24 points leaves him at 1,999 for his career, all but ensuring he will be eclipse the 2,000 barrier in front of his home crowd. He said following the game he was not aware how close he was, but that his teammates cautioned him to pick up the historic basket in Madison.He will get the chance to become the second Badger ever to do so when the Iowa Hawkeyes visit the Kohl Center Saturday.last_img read more

Prosecutors will not charge Don Hill, Osa Masina with assault

first_imgFormer USC linebackers Osa Masina and Don Hill will not be criminally prosecuted in Los Angeles for sexual assault, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Tuesday.Masina and Hill were suspended from the football team in September after a woman claimed that they forced intercourse. The woman said she was in a state where she had no control over her body.Masina argued that the act was consensual and that Hill did not have sex with the victim. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office stated in a release on Tuesday that there is “insufficient evidence” to prove that the victim was unable to legally consent. This is due to the delay between the incident and the report by the victim, meaning that there is no physical evidence or toxicology reports.Hill is cleared of charges, as there is no evidence of any subsequent instances of assault.Masina, on the other hand, will still stand trial in Salt Lake City for allegedly sexually assaulting the same 19-year-old woman in Utah two weeks after she said she was assaulted in Los Angeles.The alleged victim and Masina attended the same party in their mutual hometown of Salt Lake City in July.After consuming alcohol and illicit substances, the woman said she fell asleep in the basement of the house and awoke to Masina raping her. Masina will face first-degree rape and forced sodomy charges at the trial, which is scheduled for June 26.last_img read more

Leinart hopes to reshape his NFL fortunes

first_imgIn an oft-replayed television commercial, legendary quarterback Archie Manning pretends to adopt former USC quarterback Matt Leinart, telling his real children, current NFL quarterbacks Eli and Payton Manning, “I always wanted a lefty.”Success · While starting for USC from 2003-2005, Leinart compiled a 37-2 record, won a Heisman Trophy in 2004 and led USC to back-to-back national championships. He was drafted No. 10 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2006 NFL draft. – Daily Trojan file photo Coming out of USC, it did not seem unrealistic for Leinart to follow in the professional footsteps of the Manning brothers.In college, Leinart was awarded the Heisman Trophy while leading USC to consecutive national championships (an Associated Press title in 2003 and a BCS title in 2004) — accomplishments neither Manning brother ever achieved.Yet, five years into his NFL career, Leinart has not appeared in more than eight games in a season since his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals in 2006, and has thrown more interceptions (20) than touchdowns (14) as a professional.“My career has been like a roller coaster,” Leinart said. “You never know what is going to happen next.”Leinart was on USC’s campus last week to speak on a panel at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism titled, “For The Good Of The Game: The NFL At A Crossroads.” The panel also included New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and sports agent Leigh Steinberg.If any player is at a crossroads, it is Leinart, who is desperately seeking a starting position after spending much of his professional career as a backup.“A lot of football is about being in the right situation at the right time with the right kind of people,” said Leinart, who after being the No. 10 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, saw a coaching change in Arizona from Dennis Green to Ken Whisenhunt. “People get so few opportunities in the NFL. They do not come around very often.”Leinart, however, is accustomed to having to wait for opportunities.Playing behind Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer, Leinart redshirted his first year at USC and did not throw a pass as redshirt freshman in 2001.Leinart contemplated transferring, but ultimately decided to stay at USC and was named the starting quarterback his sophomore year. He threw a touchdown to Mike Williams on his first career pass attempt.“Obviously, staying at USC worked out great for me,” Leinart said.In the NFL, Leinart was stuck for much of his early career playing behind Kurt Warner, who led the Cardinals to their first Super Bowl appearance in team history.Following Warner’s retirement after the 2009 season, Leinart was beat out by Derek Anderson for the starting job, and as a result, was released by the team before signing with the Houston Texans to backup Matt Schaub.Leinart benefited from the change of scenery in Houston. Although he did not attempt a pass with the Texans, he regained the belief in his abilities that was wavering as he sat on the bench in Arizona.“Houston helped me get my confidence back, being around great coaches and a great team,” Leinart said. “It has jumpstarted me this offseason.”Because of the current NFL lockout, players are barred from signing contracts with any team. Therefore, even though Leinart is a free agent, he can only wait to find out which team he will play for next.“I am not going to give up,” Leinart said. “I am not going to say it has been unfair, but I am just hoping for the opportunity to come.”Critics have argued Leinart has not demonstrated the necessary dedication to be a successful NFL starting quarterback. Much has been written about his off-the-field behavior, including conflicts with coaches and work ethic after photos were captured in 2008 of Leinart partying at his Scottsdale, Ariz. home with Arizona State co-eds.“You can either give in to all of the criticism, or you can use it as fuel and motivation,” Leinart said. “I know what I can do. I am just waiting for the opportunity to go show it.”But Leinart, who has proved skeptics wrong in the past, is salivating at the chance to be able to do it again.“I have had a lot of learning experiences and ups and downs, but I know that I have grown as a player and as a person, on and off the football field,” Leinart said. “I am totally ready to take advantage of the next opportunity I get.”last_img read more

Akwa Ibom Govt Demands $300,000 Refund from Pele

first_imgA top source informed that oil-rich Akwa Ibom Government has since been demanding that the appearance fee be refunded and so far their efforts have come to nought.“The Akwa Ibom Government wants the cash back, but so far all efforts have proved abortive,” the source said.“The government want all the $300,000, but some experts in the business have advised they should angle for a part of this sum.“Pele’s people have continued to insist they were not the ones who breached the agreement and so they could not be liable.“And that by the time a new date for the opening of the stadium was fixed, their client was committed to another engagement.”Many years after he retired from the game, three-time world champion Pele has cashed in on his charisma to rake in millions of dollars through special guest appearances around the globe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Iconic Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento (a.k.aPele) has been asked by the Akwa Ibom State Government to refund a $300,000 (more than N135 million) appearance fee paid him after he failed to grace the opening of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo two years ago.The 30,000-capacity stadium, which at the weekend played host to Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria, was opened by then Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, on November 7, 2014, with King of Football Pele billed to appear at the elaborate event.However, the legendary Pele did not grace the occasion even after his agents received a $300,000 payment because there was a shift in dates for the opening of the multi-million dollar sporting edifice nicknamed ‘The Nest of Champions’.last_img read more