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News / Carriers still weighing up pros and cons of scrubbers vs switch to low-sulphur fuel

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first_imgBy Mike Wackett 07/11/2018 The decision on whether to invest in scrubber technology on containerships, ahead of the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap on 1 January 2020, has resulted in ocean carriers adopting a “polarised” approach, according to an Alphaliner survey.Moreover, the for and against opinion of carriers on the installation of the exhaust gas cleaning systems has caused a major split in two of the three alliances.Some partners are opting to burn the more expensive low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) on their ships in 14 months’ time, to comply with IMO2020, while others push ahead with the installation of scrubbers on their ships which enable them to continue to use heavy fuel oil (HFO).Most notable is MSC, which according to Alphaliner, plans to equip more than 120 of its 520 owned and chartered operating fleet with scrubbers, while 2M partner Maersk Line remains firmly in the anti-scrubber camp, planning only “limited trials” on a small number of ships.MSC chief executive Diego Aponte has made no secret of his preference for scrubbers, saying that the decision is “a no brainer”.His view is based on the price spread between HFO and LSFO, currently around $260 per tonne, compared with the one-off $8m-$10m cost of installing a scrubber system, capital expenditure that could recovered within the first year.According to one MSC insider The Loadstar spoke to recently, “the entire fleet would have scrubbers fitted if there was time [before IMO2020], as it will give us a significant cost advantage over the rest”.Asked how MSC would then justify its proposed LSFO surcharge on the vessels fitted with scrubbers, he explained the surcharge would also be used to recover the cost of the scrubbers or, in the case of chartered-in tonnage, the extra cost of daily hire.According to Alphaliner, South Korean carrier HMM has agreed to pay an additional $4,900 a day to owners from 1 January 2020 for the charter of five 5,023 teu ships fitted with scrubbers.Based on the vessels consuming approximately 60 tonnes of fuel a day at sea, on a price difference of say $250 per tonne, HMM could potentially be some $10,000 a day better off, even after paying the extra hire.Evergreen is also planning to equip around 70 of its vessels with scrubbers, according to Alphaliner, whereas Ocean Alliance lead line CMA CGM is limiting its scrubber investment to some 20 ships. At present, all THE Alliance partners appear to be intending to use LSFO in their ships.Notwithstanding the requirement to recover the cost of scrubber installations, the different strategies of the carriers also brings into question the justification for their proposed low-sulphur fuel surcharges.For example, if a container is say booked by Maersk Line from Asia to Europe but loaded on an MSC 2M vessel fitted with a scrubber, should shippers still pay a surcharge to Maersk?At the same time, another threat to the use of scrubbers appears to be emerging after environmentalists voiced their concerns at the impact on marine life of discharging the seawater, used in the refining process of open loop scrubbers, back into the sea.This has resulted in the banning by the Norwegian Maritime Authority of ships fitted with scrubbers from sailing in the country’s world heritage fjords, suggesting other nations could also adopt an anti-scrubber policy in conservation areas.last_img

From the Provost: Strategies to help CU students stay on track to graduation

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first_img Published: Nov. 14, 2014 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Earning a CU-Boulder degree – one of the most valuable degrees in the nation according to payscale.com and other studies – is the prime objective of all our students, and it’s the reason our faculty, staff and administrators are here. While our campus has always worked to support the success of our students, we are redoubling our efforts in this area as part of the chancellor’s goal to ensure student success. With first semester finals just a month away, we strongly advise you to carefully evaluate your academic progress, and if you are struggling, to take the steps outlined below to get back on track: Book an appointment with your academic advisor as soon as possible to assess your progress toward a degree this year. Take advantage of evening advising hours in Norlin Library if you are a student in the College of Arts & Sciences, or at all colleges from 1-3 p.m. every Monday, when you can drop in without an appointment http://www.colorado.edu/advising/; Visit with your professors during their office hours to discuss your performance and develop strategies to improve it. You can also take advantage of CU-Boulder’s Faculty-Student Mentor Program at http://www.colorado.edu/facultymentorprogram/. If you are already involved in the mentoring program, stay connected with your mentor. Have an honest discussion with your parents or other trusted advisors about the challenges you are facing and develop strategies to address them. Be clear with your family and advisor if you think you are in the wrong major and address it now. There are ways to change successfully and university staff and faculty will support you and guide you through that process; If you are personally struggling with depression, alcohol or drug use, or just not adapting emotionally to life at CU-Boulder, make an appointment to visit the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, or Wardenburg’s Psychological Health and Psychiatry office, where trained, compassionate and helpful professionals are available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for walk-in appointments, or visit http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/ for more information; Examine your time management and find ways to focus enough time on academic work. Build a schedule around studying and healthy free-time pursuits such as exercise, intramurals/club sports, or involvement in other student organizations. For help on building your study skills and managing issues around test-taking and other academic challenges, visit the CU-Boulder Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at: http://www.colorado.edu/sasc/skillsFaculty, staff and administration are working on providing additional tools and services to enable your progress. Among these are new advising systems that will put your data and the courses we offer right on your mobile device, providing real-time data to your advisor. Look for that innovation to come online in the spring semester. The administration and student government are also working together to improve the student experience here at all points, including focusing on our campus climate to make it more welcoming and inclusive for all students.Our goal is to help you earn the degree that will serve you well for the rest of your life.  center_img Categories:AcademicsCampus Communitylast_img

Stories to Tell

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first_img(Editor’s note: Golf Channel turns 20 years old on Jan. 17. In recognition, we are looking back at golf over the last two decades with a series of articles and photo galleries throughout the week.) You’ve known me for long enough, so let’s break bread and reminisce on the week of Golf Channel’s 20th anniversary. A few years ago I sat around a table at a Houston steakhouse with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Gary Player for a show called “Legendary Conversation.”  It’s a good assignment, if you like golf, which I do. Anyway, at one point I wanted to understand what made Jack so good.  “You’ve won nine majors, Gary,” I said. “And, Arnold, you won seven; Lee, you won six. You guys were among the greatest to have ever played this game.” They all had a slight smile, because legends never mind when you repeat their record.  “So how do you explain …” and now Trevino knows where I’m headed with this and without saying a word he starts pointing toward the ceiling, toward the sky.  “How do you explain Jack winning 18 majors?” I finished the question – and I really emphasized the number 18. Trevino, still thrusting his index finger to the roof, says, “He hit the high ball, hit it so high and could land it so soft, see that’s how you win 18 majors.” Tiger Woods looked like he’d win 25 majors. Sunday afternoon at the 2001 Masters, he was on the verge of four in a row. The atmosphere was electric, with a long morning buildup to Tiger’s mid-afternoon tee time. When word spread that he was about to come out of the clubhouse, two lines formed from the door all the way to the ropes just before the practice putting green. 20 Years of Golf: Articles and photo galleries Tiger’s mom, Tida, was standing to one side near the patio. You could not miss her. Tiger would walk out, get a good luck hug from Mom and then make history, right? Tiger popped from the doorway. He walked right by his mother. He saw nothing and no one but the task ahead. And then he won his fourth consecutive major. I started at Golf Channel just as Tiger won his first major title, the 1997 Masters.  It was a great period because not only would we cover Tiger’s rise but the game’s all-time giants were still around, men like Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Gene Sarazen. I encountered Sarazen in Naples, Fla., in 1999 at a charity event hosted by Ken Venturi. It was Monday after Doral. Jim Nantz was introducing players. Through it all, Sarazen sat silently on the first tee box under an umbrella, dressed to the nines with his plus-fours, sport coat and tie, a straw hat and a cane. He was 97. Eventually, Nantz brought up Ernie Els. Keep in mind that the day before, Els made double bogey on the final hole to kick away the tournament. Always gracious, Els said in his familiar accent, “What a great honor it is to be here in the company of such a great man like Mr. Sarazen.” And then Nantz moved towards Sarazen and said, “Mr. Sarazen, how about that, isn’t that wonderful?” Sarazen, one hand holding the cane, still seated, took the microphone with a shaky hand. He looked up from under his hat toward Els and said, “Ernie Els. Huh, first time in my life I’ve seen a man blow a chip shot for 500,000 dollars.” The place exploded in shocked laughter. Sarazen passed just a couple months later.   Through the years, we brought back more than features and highlights from our travels. There were ribald tales, wrong turns, equipment malfunctions and bizarre interviews – and we spilled it all in the old newsroom after a late “Golf Central,” usually with a stray putter in hand. Scott Van Pelt and I did some of our best work in that setting, with an audience of only three or four, imitating the likes of Richard Pryor, Vin Scully and Keith Jackson. John Feyko, one of our longtime cameramen and our resident Don Rickles, always called Van Pelt and me “13 feet of stupid,” since Scotty’s 6’7” and I’m almost 6’5”. Feyko understood the basic principle of good reporting: Get it right. He did.   Van Pelt came through the door as an entry-level producer and Kelly Tilghman through the library. I jumped from radio in Dallas and we were fortunate to be carried along in those early days by consummate pros like Brian Hammons, Jennifer Mills, Kraig Kann and Mike Ritz. They were the originals and the network grew on the sturdy foundation they built. A few years into my stint, I took one of my sons to the local ice skating rink in Orlando where I ran into our co-founder, Joe Gibbs. Making small talk, I’d mentioned that my wife and I were considering moving out of our apartment and into a house, but that I was unsure of my future at Golf Channel. As a father would to a son, he turned to me and with a knowing smile said, “Buy that house.” I owe Mr. Gibbs, and of course Arnold Palmer, a good deal. We also owe much to the players. At the 2006 Ryder Cup in Ireland, I stood outside the U.S. team room moments after another embarrassing defeat, looking to snag a few post-match interviews. Jim Fuyrk stormed in my direction. This wasn’t the time for a smile and a “Hey, Jim!” They’d just been obliterated. He was hot, that was plain to see. So I did what I’d so often done through the years, just slightly tilted the Golf Channel microphone - with the big G on it – toward him, subtly letting him know that it was time for me to do my job. Furyk stopped in his tracks, turned to me and angrily said, “I’ll do the interview as long as you don’t ask me any stupid, f*****’ questions like they just asked me over there,” pointing toward the green where he’d just been surrounded by press. “Fair enough,” I said. “How do you explain what happened this week?” He replied, “That’s better.” And then he calmly told me that the Americans play tight and there was no good explanation for it. The larger point here,though, is that through the years we’ve only had to tilt our mic flag in the direction of the players for them to stop and give us a few minutes. They’ve been generous with their time from “Golf Talk Live” to “Feherty” to “Playing Lessons with the Pros” to “Live From,” “Golf Central” and “Morning Drive.” More than the announcers, the players are the face of our network, and we’re grateful for their immense talent and their time after they’ve put it on display. Lastly, and you’ll forgive me for getting schmaltzy, we’re grateful to you, our audience. You read about golf, watch golf, play golf, dream golf, love golf and need golf.  Every now and then, in an airport or restaurant or at a tournament, someone will point to me and exclaim, “Hey, Golf Channel guy!” And then we’ll talk golf. That’s what we do. That’s what we love to do.last_img

LETTER: Sacco rival wants better explanation for North Bergen football title…

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSlarry wainsteinnick sacconorth bergen board of educationnorth bergen bruins SHARE Luigi212 Emmanuel rekey Hoboken man killed in motorcycle crash on N.J. Turnpike in Kearny, state police say Previous articleHoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer named to national EPA advisory committeeNext articleJCIA worker: ‘I may kill somebody or somebody may kill me’ if I go back to the streets Hudson County View October 25, 2016 7:20 am at 7:20 am Everybody must watch….. August 18, 2015 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm LETTER: Sacco rival wants better explanation for North Bergen football title appeals By Hudson County View - August 18, 2015 3:50 pm 2 Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Facebook Twitter In a letter to the editor, Larry Wainstein, a longtime rival of North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco, asks “how could anyone defend cheating?” regarding the numerous appeals related to the Bruins’ 2011 football title.  By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewDear Editor, How could anyone defend cheating? According to a news story on Hudson County View Juan P. Escobar, a spokesperson for Mayor Nicholas Sacco, defended the spending of $47,000 by the Board of Education to appeal the decision of the State Athletic Commission to take the title from the North Bergen football team because of cheating by the coach.I find this unbelievable and apprehensible. As the spokesperson for the mayor, what Mr. Escobar is saying is that the mayor of North Bergen defends the cheating that resulted not only in the title being taken away from the North Bergen football team, but placing the team on two years probation.When the football coach cheated, he hurt the players, brought shame to the township and also set the wrong example for the players who were deprived of the title, as well as all the students of North Bergen.What the board of education did in spending taxpayer money to defend cheating brought more shame to the township. Mr. Escobar, I understand that you are part of this political machine that exists in the township, but don’t you think this is the wrong lesson to teach our young people. Or, do you just not care?Larry Wainstein North Bergen 201-600-6909Editor’s Note: Escobar said, in part, “the hard work and determination those young men displayed was worth standing up for,” to explain why the North Bergen BOE engaged in multiple appeals. Additionally, he never used the word “cheating” to describe Coach Ascolese’s actions.  Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2 COMMENTS CommunityNorth Bergen/Guttenberg Got to agree with Wainstein here. The coach surely knew what he was doing was wrong. Tax payers money once again being burned. Sacco equals POS!! Community Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction News Comments are closed.last_img

Heat winner decal photo good for $100 Allstar certificate

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first_imgWATERVLIET, Mich. – IMCA drivers who enjoyed their share of heat race success this season are in line for $100 gift cards courtesy of Allstar Performance.The Watervliet, Mich., high-performance parts manufacturer was the first-year sponsor for the heat race winner decal program in 2018. Drivers who won 10 or more heats this season and send a photo to the IMCA office proving proof of decal placement receive gift cards from Allstar.The driver with the most heat wins gets a $250 gift card.Photos should be directed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at [email protected] Deadline for doing so is Wednesday, Nov. 14.Gift certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet next monthlast_img

TFA BLK Ambassador Program Launched!

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first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) and official performance wear partner, BLK, are proud to announce the launch of the inaugural TFA-BLK Ambassador Program. The program forms part of the extension of the TFA-BLK partnership for two more years and the elevation of Touch Football to BLK’s Pro Team status. This includes greater leveraging of the strong association between entities with intiatives such as this and ensuring widespread promotion of Touch Football across a variety of channels and intiatives. The TFA-BLK Ambassador Program is specifically designed to provide increased profile and support for a broad cross-section of Australia’s elite and prominent athletes.Australian captains Steve Roberts (Men’s), Louise Winchester (Women’s) and Kylie Hilder (Mixed) are joined Australian teammates Dylan Hennessey, Sam Brisby, Pete Norman (Men’s), Samantha Rodgers and Emily Hennessey (Women’s).The Ambassadors will be working in conjunction with TFA and BLK in promoting the BLK brand and engaged in various activations through 2015 and 2016. Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire said that it is an exciting opportunity for the sport and athletes and a great demonstration of the long-standing and strong partnership with BLK. “BLK has been a long term supporter of TFA supplying the very latest and greatest in performance wear in terms of quality and style and service to the sport,” he said.“And the Ambassador Program along with the elevation to Pro Team status and their (BLK) overall commitment to our sport will ensure greater promotion and cut through of the brand through the sport from the elite level down to the park player.“Not only does this galvanise the already strong partnership we have with BLK but it also demonstrates the increasing prominence of Touch Football and the recognition of our great athletes as quality people, leaders, and indeed, ambassadors.“We are very proud to be associated with this global brand and even more proud of the relationship developed over nearly 10 years.“We have been with Tyron (Brant – BLK CEO) and the team from the start and it is fantastic to see the success the business has become.“We welcome the extended support of our sport and the commitment by BLK to raise the profile of our amazing athletes. Stay tuned to TFA’s social media and online channels in coming days for more on the BLK Ambassadors and joint initiatives to follow.Related Filestfa-blk_ambassador_program_announcement-pdfRelated LinksBLK Ambassadorslast_img

Hannity fans smash Keurig brewers over pulled ads

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first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Supporters of conservative host Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show are responding to a decision by Keurig to stop advertising on the show by smashing Keurig coffee makers.The company announced Saturday it had pulled advertising from “Hannity” after several Twitter users questioned the company’s support for the host, citing Hannity’s coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Moore is accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago when he was in his 30s.It’s unclear when Keurig stopped advertising on “Hannity.” The Waterbury, Vermont, company didn’t respond to a request for further comment Monday.The move prompted several people to destroy Keurig products in protest and post videos to social media. Blogger Angelo John Gage promoted what he called the “Keurig Smash Challenge” while posting a video of himself taking a hammer to his brewer.Another user posted a video of a Keurig brewer being tossed to the ground from the second story of a building. Hannity commented “love it” while retweeting one video of a man teeing off on a coffee maker with a golf club.Liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America has been putting public pressure on Hannity’s advertisers for months. The group’s president, Angelo Carusone, told The Associated Press it again called for companies to stop supporting Hannity’s program after the Moore allegations came to light Thursday in a Washington Post story.Carusone said that while he feels bad for Keurig, Hannity’s encouragement of the protest against the company “demonstrates to other advertisers to run for the hills.”Several other brands, including DNA testing company 23 and Me , women’s clothing label ELOQUII , food delivery service Hello Fresh and natural supplement maker Nature’s Bounty also said they don’t advertise on “Hannity.”Nature’s Bounty said it hasn’t advertised on the show since the summer but declined to give a reason. Hello Fresh said it last advertised on “Hannity” in August and added that it doesn’t advertise on certain shows “for a variety of reasons.” It’s unclear if 23 and Me and ELOQUII previously advertised on “Hannity,” and the companies didn’t immediately return requests for comment.Realtor.com posted on Twitter on Saturday that it doesn’t run ads on “Hannity” and wouldn’t do so in the future. That tweet was later deleted, and the company posted a statement on its website Sunday stating it would “continue to place ads across a broad range of networks, including Fox News and its top shows.”Realtor.com declined comment on the reason for the change.Realtor.com is owned by News Corp. Fox News is owned by 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch is executive chairman of both companies.Fox News didn’t immediately return a request for comment Monday.___This story has been corrected to show that Realtor.com is owned by News Corp. Fox News is owned by 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch is executive chairman of both companies.last_img

Leaked audit suggests BC environment rules for energy industry being ignored

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first_imgVICTORIA – A leaked audit of oil and gas practices in northeastern British Columbia suggests rules to reduce the impact of industry on caribou habitat are being routinely ignored.“The audit identified a number of issues with the (interim operating procedures) and a trend of non-compliance with the measures contained within it,” says the 2014 audit conducted for the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission.The audit was never released and only came to light after it was leaked to Ben Parfitt, an energy researcher with the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives think tank.The information’s release comes as the province continues its fight against the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from Alberta on environmental grounds.“I think there’s a great deal of inconsistency here,” Parfitt said Monday. “There is real ongoing ecological damage being done in the northeast, and the province, so far, has failed to do anything about that.”The audit examined dozens of wells, pipelines, roads and seismic lines in the Montney area around Fort Nelson. It used aerial surveys and on-site visits to find out how closely energy companies were following guidelines developed by the province and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers for development on caribou habitat.The guidelines are part of the province’s caribou recovery plan for what is considered a species of special concern. They govern the size of well pads, width of roads, seismic lines, sight lines for predators and treatment of shores and banks.A commission spokesman said the audit wasn’t released because it was undertaken before some of the new rules were brought in. Phil Rygg said it also didn’t distinguish between the size of multi-well pads and single-well pads, although the document clearly addresses that issue.“The commission continues to actively work to protect B.C.’s boreal caribou habitat using evidence-based practices that support wildlife protection while meeting the province’s energy plan goals,” said Rygg.Almost $8 million has been invested in caribou research over the last four years, he added.The audit said it was limited by its short time span and weather conditions. Performance also varied in different areas and between different companies, it noted.But, overall, the audit found none of the pipelines or roads and 38 per cent of well sites followed guidelines.Well pads routinely exceeded the two-hectare limit. Although the auditors were told those pads were for multiple wells, few had more than two wells and those were often suspended.Pits were often dug immediately adjacent to the pads, making them as large as seven hectares. The auditors found little evidence of interim remediation at the sites.While seismic lines were conforming to the rules, roads and pipelines were built side by side, which created long, straight lines through the forest up to 80 metres wide. Developments ran right up to water bodies with no buffer zones.The audit also found the rules had no way of measuring or limiting development’s cumulative effects.“Not only was compliance low in general, but often these measures were not prescriptive enough, allowing companies to avoid them or seek exemptions from them,” the audit said. “Long-term cumulative effects are not addressed and cannot be addressed as the current (regulation) is laid out.”Parfitt pointed out the audit isn’t the first document to raise questions about B.C.’s environmental sincerity.He said his research has found 92 unlicensed dams operating in the area to store water for fracking. Some are as tall as seven storeys. In another case, a report on how drilling and fracking for natural gas was contaminating groundwater near well sites was posted on the commission’s website the day after a reporter with a leaked copy started asking about it.“This is the third instance where information has come to light where it appears rules were being broken and not much was being done about it,” Parfitt said.“We have a government here that is making an awful lot of noise about the environmental impact of a proposed pipeline. Meanwhile, ongoing significant ecological damage is occurring and we have a government that is encouraging even more of that activity.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow @row1960 on Twitterlast_img

ITR forms for AY 201920 notified

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Income Tax department has notified I-T return forms for individuals and companies for the assessment year 2019-20. While there has been no change in ITR-1 or Sahaj, which is to be filled by the salaried class, some sections in ITR 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 have been rationalised. Individuals, firms and companies have to file returns for the income earned in 2018-19 during the course of current fiscal. ITR-1 is filed by individuals having a total income of up to Rs 50 lakh, having income from salaries, one house property, other sources (like interest), and agricultural income up to Rs 5,000. ITR-2 is filed by Individuals and HUFs not having income from profits and gains of business or profession, while ITR-3 is filed by individuals and HUFs having income from profits and gains of business or profession. Also Read - Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalITR-4 or Sugam is meant for individuals, HUFs and firms (other than LLP) having a total income of up to Rs 50 lakh and having presumptive income from business and profession. Those filing ITR-3 and ITR-6 (companies) will have to disclose information regarding turnover / gross receipts reported for Goods and Services Tax included now in ITR-3 and ITR- 6 also. Last year, it was applicable only for those assessees filing ITR-4. The last date of filing Income Tax Return (ITR) is July 31 for those who are not required to get their accounts audited.last_img