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Greatest showdown approaches

first_imgGuinness Cage Street Ball C/ship…With one of the biggest showdowns in the history of football quickly approaching its climax, the Haslington Market Tarmac is the place to be on Friday, August 31, as the Guinness Cage Street Ball Championships approach their final stages.The wait has been long, and eager fans have dreamt of this moment when they would be able to see their favourite team make it to the finals.As at August 24, fans were pumped, while some were at a loss for words, as the round of 16 and quarterfinal leg of the tournament concluded. With many good teams making in through the round of 16, such as Leopold Street, Ol Skool Ballers, Avocado Ballers and Sparta Boss, thrilling quarterfinal matches were promised.Eventually, the quarterfinals concluded, and as expected, the Sparta Boss Team, Leopold Street, Broad Street and Uprising all secured a spot in the upcoming semi-finals. Speaking with <>, Coordinator of the Guinness Cage Street Ball Championship, Rawle Welch, mentioned having some favourite teams that he would like to make in to the championship round. Sparta Boss and Leopold Street were two of the teams desired, as they each carry a large fan base.Welch said he would love for Sparta Boss to win. Even though they may not be in form, he wants them to play with all their heart, but the othppppppother teams must watch out for Leopold Street.The contradiction comes when both teams will have to face each other in the semis this on Saturday at the Haslington Market Tarmac.If both teams were to be assessed statistically, based on their performance in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, one would say Sparta Boss has the advantage over Leopold Street. Sparta triumphed over Back Circle 1-0 in the round of 16; and over Avocado Ballers 1-0 in the quarterfinals.Both goals were scored within the ninth minute of the game, and the teams were able to maintain a lead. Leopold, on the other, were matched up against Albouystown in the round of 16, at the end of the fulltime they were 1-1 which led to a penalty shootout in which they secured victory 2-1. In the quarterfinals, they were matched up against the experience of Ol Skool Ballers, and the game ended 0-0. Aagain a penalty shootout was the deciding factor, and they were victorious 1-0. With Leopold Street only being able to score penalties to secure victory and Sparta boss declaring their dominance early in the match, the stats clearly speak for themselves.Sparta must maintain their form to defeat Leopold Street, and if Leopold Street want to be victorious, they must play more offensively and be able to keep the lead. Only the best will survive this heated battle to secure their space in the finals.Among the entities in support of the cause are Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Clarks footwear giants Chetsons, E- Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminum & Cast Iron Foundry [BACIF], Ray’s Auto Sales, Insurance Brokers Guyana Limited [IGBL], Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Gaming Authority, Julius Variety Store, and C & C Prestigious Styles.Photo: Cage 3Photo Caption: Part of the action in the ongoing Guinness Cage StreetBall Championshipslast_img read more

2G scam: CBI questions Loop CEO Sandip Basu

first_imgThe CBI questioned Loop Telecom CEO Sandip Basu in connection with the 2G probe on Friday. The agency is likely to file a chargesheet against the company for being a beneficiary of the 2G scam.Basu and two other company officials were questioned on the shareholding and ownership pattern of the company.The CBI believes that the company was a front for the Essar group in the same way Swan Telecom acted as the front for Reliance Telecom, though the company insists that Essar’s holding was absolutely within the limit stipulated by the department of telecommunication ( DoT).Loop Telecom has cited a recent communication between the ministry of corporate affairs and the DoT, which said the Essar group directly or indirectly held only 2.15 per cent share as on September 3, 2007, when it applied to the DoT for Unified Access Service licence, as an evidence to back its claims.A CBI official, however, insisted that the communication would not affect their probe which is on the line that Essar group is putting up Loop as its front. “Essar had bagged licences in as many as 22 circles and it was due to its complicity with Raja in the scam,” the CBI said.Basu arrived at the CBI headquarters in the morning and was quizzed till the afternoon.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

NMAT 2015 late registrations date released by NIMS

first_imgNarsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies has released dates for late registrations of admission applications to MBA, PGDM, PGDBM courses. NMIMS Management Aptitude Test 2015 (NMAT 2015) is conducted by SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) to grant admissions to its School of Business Management for the 2015-17 academic session. It is one of the fastest growing and among the top private universities in the country that has undergone a tremendous transformation since its commencement. The university is a globalised centre of learning, providing its students a balanced exposure to research, academics and practical aspects of the industry.Important dates:Late registrations for NMAT will be held – September 25, 2014 to October 4, 2014Test will be held – October 7, 2014 to December 20, 2014Results to be released – January 22, 2015Fees-The non-refundable registration charges for late registrations are Rs 2,550 for either of Master of Business Administration (MBA) full-time at the Mumbai campus, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at the Bangalore campus or Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) at the Hyderabad campus.The late registration charges will be Rs 3,000 for both MBA full-time at the Mumbai campus and PGDM at the Bangalore campus/PGDBM at the Hyderabad campus.Candidates can make the payment through credit card, cash at bank and Demand Draft (DD).Selection Process – The entrance test will be followed by Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview (PI) for shortlisted candidates. The candidates’ previous academic performance, work experience and other similar inputs will be considered for admission.last_img read more

Diana Containerships Repays Existing Indebtedness in Full

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Athens-based boxship owner Diana Containerships has completed the sale of one of its Post-Panamax container vessel and secured a debt-free balance sheet.The earlier announced sale of the m/v Hamburg was finalized with the delivery of the vessel to its new owners.The 2009-built ship was sold to an unaffiliated third party for a price of USD 21 million.Part of the proceeds from the sale of the vessel were used by the company to repay in full its existing indebtedness.The full and final repayment of the loan was made on July 23, ahead of schedule, according to Diana Shipping. The loan to Diana Containerships was originally agreed in May 2013 and refinanced in June 2017.Diana Shipping said that, in addition to the full repayment of the outstanding principal amount, the company received aggregate interest and other payments, including a discount premium in the amount of USD 5 million, of approximately USD 19.8 million during the life of the facility.“With the repayment in full of the Diana Shipping Inc. loan, the company has no outstanding debt on its fleet of four modern container vessels,” Andreas Michalopoulos, Diana Containerships’ Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, said.“The transition from a highly leveraged company in breach of financial covenants during the first half of 2017 to a debt free balance sheet today represents a remarkable turnaround for the Company, which can be largely attributed to management’s successful refinancing of its outstanding RBS credit facility in June 2017, its ability to raise additional equity capital and the strategically timed sales of certain of its containerships at attractive prices during the past 8 months.”Diana Containerships’ fleet currently consists of 4 container vessels, two Post-Panamax and two Panamax.last_img read more

Odfjell Sells Stake in Jiangyin Terminal

first_imgzoomOdfjell Terminals Jiangyin. Image Courtesy: Odfjell Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE has finalized the sale of its stake in Odfjell Terminals Jiangyin (OTJ), China.The indirect 55% equity interest in OTJ has been sold by Odfjell Terminals Asia Holding to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) for a price of about USD 46 million.The transaction will result in a capital gain expected to be booked in Q3, and net proceeds to Odfjell estimated at USD 21 million, the company said.In May 2018, Odfjell revealed that American private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg (LG) was considering the sale of its 49% shareholding in Odfjell Terminals BV. After LG completed the sales of its shareholdings in the US and European terminals, LG is now in the process of selling its shareholding in the Asian terminals.Connected with this, Odfjell has decided to tag along on LG’s sale of its indirect shareholding in OTJ.Commenting on the transaction, Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell, said:“We are pleased to have concluded the sale of our Jiangyin terminal and its jetty at what we believe is a fair valuation that is a testimony to the strength and quality of the investments made since 2007.”“This divestment is in line with our strategy to grow and focus on chemical terminals in locations where we can harvest synergies with Odfjell Tankers.”With a total storage capacity of 99,800 cbm and 22 tanks, OTJ has eight berths for coasters, barges or deep-sea tankers of up to 50,000 dwt. It is located in the Jiangyin Economic Development Zone on the south bank of the Yangtze River, approximately 150 km west of Shanghai and 12 hours sailing by ship from the entrance to the important Yangtze River.Related:Odfjell Finalizes Sale of Rotterdam Tank TerminalOdfjell Terminals Sells Its Singapore Terminallast_img read more

Stars Rock The iHeartRadio Music Festival

first_imgThe two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival, where the music of the iHeartRadio app comes to life, came to a close Saturday night following a weekend of incredible performances by the biggest names in music.Paul McCartney at iHeartRadio Music FestivalCredit/Copyright: Multivu.comThe Festival, which celebrated the success of the iHeartRadio all-in-one digital audio service, included performances by over 40 artists, both on the main stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 20 and 21 and at the all-new iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on Saturday afternoon.Katy Perry at iHeartRadio Music FestivalCredit/Copyright: Multivu.comRyan Seacrest kicked off the Festival Friday night at MGM Grand with performances by artists Robin Thicke, fun., Keith Urban, Muse, Tiesto, J. Cole, Elton John, Benny Benassi, Chris Brown, Katy Perry and Queen + Adam Lambert.Paul McCartney opened the second night, and reset the already high bar with an eight-song set that included a medley of songs combining work from his upcoming album New with some of his most classic hits. McCartney used the Festival stage to debut three new songs. The action continued throughout the evening with back-to-back top-notch performances including Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Miley Cyrus, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Miguel, Ke$ha featuring Joan Jett, Drake and Justin Timberlake.The iHeartRadio Music Festival weekend was again notable for the unparalleled number and diversity of incredible performances, thrilling collaborations and special guests appearances, including Diddy, who helped kick off the Festival by introducing Robin Thicke to the stage for the opening performance of “Blurred Lines” on Friday night, and Britney Spears, who introduced Miley Cyrus on Saturday. Other presenters included Kate Hudson, Ashley Greene, Khloe Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather. In addition, the Norwegian comedy duo, Ylvis, did a surprise performance of their viral hit video “The Fox.”The iHeartRadio Music Festival was a dominant social media topic throughout the weekend, and #iHeartRadio continues to trend with tweets and retweets from fans as well as artists and Festival presenters.The weekend also included a gathering of over 20,000 music lovers at the new daytime iHeartRadio Music Festival Village, which featured live performances on two stages by nearly a dozen popular and up-and-coming artists including Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, twenty one pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo released by 20th Century Fox, SMIRNOFF Vodka, State Farm, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.This year’s two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival brought to life the music of the iHeartRadio app and offered fans an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of incredible live music and surprise performances by their favorite artists. Throughout the year, iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: Instant access to more than 1,500 radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations “Perfect For” any mood or activity, and the new iHeartRadio Talk feature giving users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today.True to radio’s commitment to serve the communities in which we live and work, the iHeartRadio Music Festival has partnered annually with a number of nonprofit organizations. In the past three years, the Festival has helped raise $1 million for a number of national charities, including the American Association of Cancer Research, the Alliance for Lupus Research, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Young Audiences of New York, Eric Trump Foundation, Cure Duchenne, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, and many more. Additionally, The Festival has created dozens of irreplaceable memories for a number of critically ill children and their families through its partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation and other similar organizations.Source:Multivu.comlast_img read more