28 Sep
2020

Epic Gas Delivers Loss in 2017

first_imgSingapore-based gas carrier owner Epic Gas saw its loss expand to USD 30.9 million during 2017, from USD 23.3 million reported a year earlier.The company’s revenue for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by 8 percent to USD 139.5 million from USD 128.8 million reported in the previous year.Time charter equivalent (TCE) revenues were up by a mere 1.4 percent at USD 8,210 per vessel calendar day, against USD 8,095 achieved in 2016.The company recorded a non-cash goodwill impairment of USD 12.9 million during the year ended December 31, 2017 as a result of the goodwill’s carrying value exceeding its fair value. There was no impairment indicator for any of the vessels.During the fourth quarter of 2017, the company’s loss was at USD 16.4 million, compared with USD 15.9 million seen in the same period in 2016. Revenue for the quarter increased to USD 37.3 million from USD 33 million.TCE revenue per calendar day was at USD 8,449 during the quarter, 2.7 percent higher than the USD 8,206 in the fourth quarter of 2016.In February 2018, the company entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to sell the oldest ship in its fleet, the 1998-built Epic St. John. The sale is expected to be completed in March 2018 and will not have a material impact on the company’s fiscal year 2018 earnings. In respect to contract coverage, recent fixtures have raised our 2018 cover to 53%.In January 2018, the company has granted, under its existing share option plan, up to 355,393 stock options to its executive management team at a strike price of USD 1.85. The options will vest after five years.last_img read more

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27 Sep
2020

Heck – we even made the BBC News!

first_imgbbc.co.uk 17 April 2013New Zealand’s parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups. The bill was passed with a wide majority, with 77 votes in favour and 44 against. Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated outside parliament after the bill was passed, calling it a milestone for equality. People watching from the public gallery and some lawmakers immediately broke into song, singing the New Zealand love song “Pokarekare Ana”, AP news agency reported. Some opinion polls have suggested that about two-thirds of New Zealanders support the reform, although others polls suggest the public are more divided. Parliamentarians were allowed a conscience vote, and, crucially, the reform had the backing of both the Prime Minister John Key and leader of the opposition David Shearer, the BBC’s Phil Mercer in Sydney reports. Celebrations have been held in pubs and clubs in the capital Wellington, our correspondent adds. Same-sex civil unions have been legal in New Zealand since 2005. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/worldlast_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Syracuse completes season sweep of Boston College in 5 sets

first_img Published on November 24, 2019 at 11:47 pm Contact Nick: nleconom@syr.edu After losing to both Louisville and Notre Dame on the road last weekend, Syracuse rebounded with a come-from-behind, five-set win over Boston College on Sunday afternoon. This is Syracuse’s second victory against the Golden Eagles this season, with the Orange winning in Chestnut Hill on Nov. 6 in five sets. Sophomore outside hitter Polina Shemanova led Syracuse with a game high 24 kills and 11 digs. In the first set, the Orange (11-13, 8-9 Atlantic Coast) jumped out to a 20-18 lead over Boston College (19-11, 10-7) with strong play from sophomore setter Elena Karakasi. The first-year starter was key in providing Shemanova and fellow outside hitter Ella Saada easy opportunities for kills. Syracuse kept scoring runs alive by capitalizing off Boston College attacking errors. But back-to-back kills from Golden Eagle outside hitters Cat Balido and Carly Kutschke tied the set at 20. Then, a slew of errors from Syracuse gave Boston College a set point, and the Golden Eagles took the set, 25-23 on a hiy from Karakasi that was blocked by Amaka Chukwujekwu.The Orange dominated Boston College for the early part of the second set. Solid play from junior middle blocker Dana Gardner forced Boston College into multiple attacking errors, as Syracuse secured a 20-14 lead with a kill from Saada. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textErrors from Shemanova and Saada, combined with consecutive kills from outside hitter Clare Naughton, cut Syracuse’s lead to 20-18. But Syracuse would hang on and win the set with three straight points, ending the set with a block from Gardner. The third set was defined by inconsistent play from both sides. Boston College opened the set strong, as stellar play from Naughton and Syracuse attacking errors led to nine unanswered points for the Golden Eagles, making the score 12-7. With the score of 14-8, two kills from Saada and four BC attacking errors drew the score level at 14. Boston College would find steady play toward the end of the set, as a kill from Jill Strockis won the set for Boston College, 25-21. The fourth set, though, was dominated by the Orange. Syracuse pushed the score to 24-12 behind Gardner and junior Yuliia Yastrub’s net play. SU won the set with a kill from Shemanova, forcing a fifth. Syracuse took the momentum gained from its fourth set performance into the decisive fifth. With the score tied at six, three kills from Shemanova sparked six straight points for the Orange. Later in the set, she forced match-point with her 24th kill. Karakasi won the match for the Orange with a soft tap over the net.Syracuse concludes the regular season with a match against 11-win Clemson on Friday in the Women’s Building. The Orange won the first meeting in five sets, as Shemanova recorded 24 kills in the road win.     Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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30 Aug
2020

BtoBet prioritises player prop portfolio for Euro 2020

first_imgShare BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 Related Articles BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Share BtoBet is pushing on with its plans for Euro 2020 – a perfect “hunting ground” for player acquisition and revival – by providing bookmakers with a boosted sports betting package including more options for betting on star players and their statistics.This package, said the industry supplier, has been designed to reflect today’s punters want for more data and analytical information to increase their engagement through in-play.Davide Ruggeri, the firm’s Head of Sports, said that there is an ever-growing pool of players more interested in betting on the star players and their statistical performances rather than on the teams. He explained: “For most of them it’s a far more engaging and enjoyable betting experience and in-play player props aim to take this experience to a whole new level.”Player prop markets, including those supplied through the BtoBet platform, allow sportsbook customers to bet on individual players markets in real-time. This is part of a diverse offering with a focus on in-play events with a “higher incidence of occurence” than goals.Ruggeri added: “Keeping in mind that the upcoming Euro is also a perfect hunting ground when it comes to player acquisition and revival, operators should offer a diverse offering to create compelling new player-focused experiences that occur throughout the entire 90 minutes which eventually puts their brand on a higher level to the competition.”To download ‘The Euro 2020 Challenge: Retaining your market share’, click HERE.last_img read more

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