Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Confirms New Orders

first_imgYangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd. has managed to secure new shipbuilding orders of four 208,000 DWT bulk carriers with options for two identical vessels. Furthermore, there are thirteen options consisting of five 82,000 DWT bulk carriers, three 64,000 DWT bulk carriers and five 10,000TEU containerships converted into effective orders in September 2013.The total contract value of the above mentioned seventeen new contracts is approximately $871 million.The 17 new effective contracts are scheduled for deliveries from 2015 to 2016, and therefore will not have any significant impact on the earnings of the Group for the financial year ending 31 December 2013.In 3Q2013, the Group had secured a total of twenty five effective shipbuilding contracts with an aggregate value of $1.085 billion. Year to date, a total of fifty two shipbuilding contracts amounting to $ 2.096 billion have come to effect.As of the announcement day, the Group has a total of 28 options outstanding worth total of $ 1.36 billion entered into with its respective buyers, of which 11 options are for containerships worth $0.85 billion and 17 options are for multi-purpose bulk carriers worth $0.51 billion. [mappress]Press Release, October 1, 2013last_img read more

Match Notes: No. 20 UWF volleyball to face two GSC opponents on the road

first_img Share Senior Jenny Bellairs currently leads the GSC in total blocks (48). (Photo by Bill Stockland)   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 20-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team will face a pair of Gulf South Conference opponents on the road this weekend. West Florida will face North Alabama on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. CT before facing Alabama Huntsville on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. CT.Last season West Florida had regular-season sweeps against North Alabama and Alabama Huntsville. UWF would go on to defeat North Alabama in the semifinals of the 2013 Gulf South Conference Tournament. This season, UNA and UAH have combined for a total of three conference wins and eight overall wins.Live Coverage: UNA Live Stats / UAH Live Stats / Live AudioGame Notes: West Florida to face a pair of GSC opponents on the road this weekendDUYN NAMED GSC OFFENSIVE POWUniversity of West Florida junior outside hitter Autumn Duyn has been named the Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her impressive efforts against three conference opponents last week. Duyn tallied 38 kills at a .385 clip over the three-game conference span this past week. The Venice, Fla. played an integral role in the 3-0 sweep over Christian Brothers on Saturday with 14 kills at a .591 in 22 attempts. She also had a league-high 31 digs in a four-set win over West Georgia.HOMME NEARS TOP THREE IN CAREER KILLSSenior Lindsay Homme currently has 1,012 career kills and is four kills away from entering the top three in career kills at West Florida. Homme already ranks third in career blocks (256) and needs to average 2.83 blocks per match to take over the first.DUYN ON PACE TO ENTER TOP FIVE IN CAREER KILLS AS JUNIORJunior Autumn Duyn currently has 849 kills and needs 114 kills to take over fifth place in career kills at West Florida. If Duyn stays at her current pace of 11.7 kills per match (2.92 kills per set) she would enter the top five near the end of October later this year.GSC PLAYERS OF THE YEARThis will be the fourth consecutive season that the Argonauts have had at least one Gulf South Conference player on the roster. UWF has had a GSC POY on the roster six out of the last seven years. Luciana Rapach (2007-2008), Katie Johnson (2010), Linsday Homme (2009-present) and Autumn Duyn (2010-present). Homme and Duyn will be the first GSC POY duo to play together since North Alabama’s Whitney Sanders and Alison Jacobs (2008).VENICE HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONUWF freshman Holly Mattmuller was teammates with current Argonaut and reigning Gulf South Conference Player of the Year Autumn Duyn when Venice HS claimed the 2010 district title. Mattmuller was the 2013-13 Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Class 7A Player of the Year honor and was a 2012-13 PrepVolleyball First Team All-American.MIDWEST RECRUITING HOTSPOTThe University of West Florida volleyball team has four student-athletes that grew up within 60 miles of each other in northeast Illinois. Lindsay Homme (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS), Maddy Lenzini (Chicago, Ill./Whitney M. Young Magnet HS), Kate Keegan (Morris, Ill./Wheaton HS) and Sarah Scott (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North HS).For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Match Notes: No. 20 UWF volleyball to face two GSC opponents on the roadlast_img read more

Mayor Pierce Talks CARES Act Funding For The Borough

first_imgOf that sum, the Mayor said there is a large sum of money available to community groups, but each respective group securing the money is not guaranteed: “Some have said approximately $13 million will potentially, and I emphasize the word ‘potentially,’ remember that – potentially, will go to a number of community assistance programs. What do you have to do? These agencies and entities will have the qualify for the money and what is it going to take to qualify? Well, you’ll be talking to Brenda Ahlberg and she’s going to give you the highlights and go over the requirements. Currently, the administration is working with Brenda and our legal department is trying to determine those federal regulations.” He emphasized that the money must be spent or it will be lost, and it must be spent correctly, so expect the borough to be very cautious: “It’s very, very important that we get it right, because if we don’t get it right, we have to pay it back and we have to pay it back with interest so we’re not going to be disseminating any dollars through the borough to you any time soon without #1: knowing what the regulations say, and #2: you have to qualify, you need to meet the minimum qualifications to receive the money. You’ll ask me, what are those qualifications, well, we’re trying to determine what those are. We’re getting those from the federal register, from the federal regulatory commissions.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce gave a breakdown on the borough’s share of Federal CARES Act funding during a Facebook Live event on Friday morning. Mayor Pierce clarified the proposed sum of money headed to the borough as $37.4 million.center_img Mayor Pierce says one known caveat involved with the money is that all requests must be COVID-19 related, where the pandemic caused a loss of revenue or where costs-of-operation for businesses increased.last_img read more