Update 2: Body of One Missing Mariner Found as Fears of Tanker Exploding Heat Up

first_imgA body of one of the 32 missing mariners has been found on board the Iranian tanker Sanchi burning off China’s eastern coast, according to the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Iran.The identity of the deceased mariner is yet to be determined and activities are said to be underway on organizing the transfer of the body to the Port of Shanghai.The fire onboard the Panama-flagged tanker continues raging and fears have been raised that the vessel might explode and sink, state broadcaster China Central Television informed citing Chinese officials.However, PMO head Mohammad Rastaad said that it was unlikely the tanker would be lost.Efforts are underway on extinguishing the fire, but it is very difficult to approach the vessel due to fierce fires, poisonous gases and black smoke billowing from the tilted oil tanker.PMO has deployed a team on the scene to carry out the initial assessments of the situation and an investigation has been launched into the cause of the accident.The tanker belonging to the National Iranian Tanker Company, carrying 136,000 metric tons of condensate, was en route from Iran to South Korea when it collided with a Hong Kong-flagged CF Crystal.Due to the collision, an explosion ripped through the tanker which remains ablaze since.CF Crystal did not sustain major damage in the collision and its 21 crew members are reported to be safe, according to China’s transport ministry.The Chinese rescue teams are working around the clock to put out the fire, curb the pollution and find any potential survivors.The South Korean Marine Police Agency and the US Navy have joined the rescue efforts as well.Commenting on the incident IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said the organization was monitoring the ongoing situation and stood ready to offer any technical assistance that may be needed.“In the longer term, it is expected that there will be a full investigation into this incident and that the results and findings will be brought to IMO so that we can do whatever may be necessary to reduce the chances of such an incident happening again,” Lim added.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Koeman keen to replace stars

first_imgRonald Koeman believes his Southampton players understand the club’s decision to sell its top talents and has vowed to bring in replacements who are of equal quality or better than those who have left. “They know that’s the story in football, players come and go,” Koeman said. “The most important message I gave them was that we have to keep the philosophy and the ambition of the club. “If we lose some players we will bring in players of the same quality or even better quality if that is possible. “There is money to spend and to continue the quality and bring new players in.” Koeman carries great pedigree as a player having played for Holland and Barcelona, for whom he scored the winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final. The Dutchman’s arrival on the south coast has been overshadowed, however, by constant transfer speculation. The former Feyenoord boss admits it is important to convince the remaining players that Southampton is a club still moving forward. “We did that from the first day we came into the dressing room,” Koeman said. The Saints have already let striker Rickie Lambert and captain Adam Lallana join Liverpool while England left-back Luke Shaw was allowed to leave for Manchester United. Deals for all three players had been agreed before Koeman took the job at St Mary’s but the Dutchman insists the departures will not affect the morale of his squad. last_img read more

UNC looks to extend streak vs Wake Forest

first_imgUNC looks to extend streak vs Wake Forest Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorth Carolina (10-13, 3-9) vs. Wake Forest (10-13, 3-10)Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Tuesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Carolina looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Wake Forest. North Carolina has won by an average of 19 points in its last six wins over the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest’s last win in the series came on Jan. 5, 2014, a 73-67 win. February 10, 2020 Associated Press center_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Wake Forest’s Olivier Sarr has averaged 12.5 points and nine rebounds while Brandon Childress has put up 14.4 points and 4.3 assists. For the Tar Heels, Garrison Brooks has averaged 15 points and 8.9 rebounds while Armando Bacot has put up 10.5 points and eight rebounds.BROOKS CAN GET BUCKETS: In 23 appearances this season, North Carolina’s Brooks has shot 53.1 percent.SCORING THRESHOLDS: North Carolina is 0-7 when its offense scores 65 points or fewer. Wake Forest is a perfect 5-0 when it holds opponents to 64 or fewer points.SHARING THE BURDEN: Wake Forest is a perfect 5-0 when at least four of its players score 10 or more points. The team is 5-13 when fewer than four Demon Deacons players score in double-figures.DID YOU KNOW: Wake Forest gets to the line more often than any other ACC team. The Demon Deacons have averaged 23.4 free throws per game this season.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Update on the latest sports,Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

Villanova jumps out to early 10-0 lead, helping Wildcats gain confidence, remain in game

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Villanova had Syracuse’s vaunted 2-3 zone scrambling around the court in the opening minutes. Crisp passes and ball fakes led to easy jump shots and drives for the Wildcats.They dictated the game with their flawless execution and stormed out to a 10-0 lead at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The early run ignited the home crowd and gave Villanova confidence that it could pull the upset over the No. 3 Orange. And that’s exactly what the Wildcats did, coming out on top in a dramatic 75-71 overtime victory after losing their lead late in the second half.“They jumped out to a heavy lead there on us in the beginning, and we was playing catch-up after that for a little while,” said forward Jerami Grant. “Probably all the way up until the middle of the second half it was playing catch-up.”Villanova came out with a perfect first possession. The home team swung the ball around the top of the key and worked it back out top to Wildcats point guard Ryan Arcidiacono. He got free with a pump fake and found backcourt mate Darrun Hilliard, who gave a fake of his own before dropping a runner through the basket.After a goaltending call following a turnover, Hilliard nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner to put his team up 7-0. Like the first possession, a handful of passes got the zone moving before Hilliard escaped to the corner.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJames Bell joined the fun with a 3 that caused the Villanova faithful to erupt and SU head coach Jim Boeheim to stand and call for a timeout. Boeheim remained calm despite the big run, but the Wildcats bounded to the sideline with confidence and excitement.“They did a good job setting the tempo,” said forward C.J. Fair. “They hit a couple tough shots, and we was missing a lot of shots early.”Syracuse battled back with seven unanswered points, highlighted by an alley-oop dunk by Rakeem Christmas that got the Orange going.Villanova head coach Jay Wright was livid on the sidelines following the play. His team’s perfect start was over as his team’s lead was cut to six due to the blown defensive play.Red-faced, Wright screamed to his players before admonishing his players on the bench while pointing to the basket where Christmas just finished his dunk. Wright kept the intensity up as SU closed the lead, and his players maintained the advantage for the entire first half.“I think sometimes energy is lacking when we see that these guys are making shots,” SU guard Brandon Triche said, “and they’re making plays because of our lack of energy, then we pick it up.”Syracuse cut the lead to three on Triche’s 3 with 1:22 to play in the first half. But Villanova responded with a 3-pointer by Arcidiacono, and a steal and layup finished by Hilliard to retake the momentum.Villanova would take a six-point lead into the break. Syracuse’s offense didn’t click until after halftime, and it cost the Orange in a close matchup that came down to the final shot of regulation.Said Boeheim: “We couldn’t get going offensively for a long time and we hung in there and battled and we had a little run to get our offense going in the middle, later part of the second half.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories VILLA-NO-FUN: Inconsistency catches up to Orange as Syracuse falls to unranked Villanova in OTGallery: Syracuse falls to Villanova 75-71Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams struggles down stretch in up-and-down performancecenter_img Published on January 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]last_img read more

Elation, exhaustion, anger, relief — Game 7’s emotions made it unforgettable

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — There is nothing in sports quite like a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.And there has never been a Game 7 quite like the one played in San Jose Tuesday night.“It has to be the top, for everybody in the whole building, everyone witnessing it. That was the best game I’ve ever been a part of,” 21-year veteran Joe Thornton said after the game. Indeed, the 5-4 overtime win over the Golden …last_img read more

Echoes of Historic Supernovae Observed

first_img 1Armin Rest et al., “Light echoes from ancient supernovae in the Large Magellanic Cloud,” Nature 438, 1132-1134 (22 December 2005) | doi:10.1038/nature04365. It’s interesting that there are no supernova remnants claimed to be tens or hundreds of thousands of years old or older.  One of the most distended SNR’s in our galaxy, the Veil Nebula, is believed to be only 5,000 years old (see 02/16/2001).  Even so, all things being equal, the light from such an event would be expected to take some 160,000 years to arrive at earth.  Why are there no older remnants reported?  Is the same true for novae?  Here is a good research project for someone who likes to catalog things and think about their implications.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Astronomers using telescopes at the Cerro-Tololo observatory in Chile were able to detect the faint light echoes of supernovae (see EurekAlert, Space.com and original paper in Nature1).  They found three light echoes for six of the smallest previously-catalogued supernova remnants (SNR) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small irregular galaxy visible from the southern hemisphere.  Assuming the shock wave moves out less than 10,000 km/sec, and calibrating against the echoes from the known 18-year old remnant of SN1987A, they estimated the ages of two of them at 410 and 610 years.  They believe surveys could uncover many more, now that they know what to look for.  The light echoes provide a method for fixing the ages of supernova remnants. last_img read more

Black home buyers on the rise

first_img27 October 2011The number of black home buyers entering the South African residential property market is increasing steadily as the socio-economic tables turn, with the number of black home loan applicants already exceeding white applicants.This is according to Saul Geffen, CEO of bond originator ooba, who says that the number of applications by black buyers currently represent 45 percent of total home loan applications. The number of applications submitted by white home buyers represents only 41 percent of the total number of home loan applications.Black buyers, however, only represent 39 percent of the number of the total approved home loans, while whites represent 47 percent of the total number of approved home loans. This ratio has changed considerably since last year, when blacks only represented 30 percent and whites 56 percent of approved home loans.First-time buyersWhen it comes to first-time homebuyers, the trend is clearly skewed in favour of black applicants. Currently, first-time homebuyers represent 49 percent of the total number of applications and 44 percent in approved loans. Of these first-time applications, 59 percent of the total is for black applicants compared to 27 percent for white applicants.When it comes to approved home loans, 55 percent of the total number of first-time homebuyer approved loans is for black applicants compared to 31 percent for whites. This ratio has also changed considerably since last year, when black applicants only represented 48 percent and white applicants 36 percent of approved home loans.Changing economic demographics in SAGeffen says that the higher levels and sustained increases in black buyers can be attributed to the changing economic demographic in SA, as well as the fact that purchasing levels are currently higher at the lower to middle income levels and for first-time buyers. Clearly, the improved property market conditions play a role, which has resulted in increased affordability.“The shifting economic base in South Africa, largely influenced by the emerging black middle class, means the racial demographic of homebuyers is changing.”The latest statistics also reveal that applications by Asian and coloured applicants remained steady year-on-year at around eight percent and five percent respectively.“The growth in first-time applications from black applicants can be attributed to improved property market conditions, a reduction in interest rates of 650 basis points since 2008, coupled with subdued property price inflation, improved bank approval rates and lower deposit requirements.”Boosting your chances of bond approvalHe says that first-time home buyers looking to take advantage of the favourable market should ensure that they have a sufficient deposit to put down as it will result in a more favourable interest rate, which significantly reduces the total cost over the term of the loan.“A meaningful deposit significantly improves a buyer’s chance of getting a home loan approved.”Other factors that contribute to boosting the chances of a successful bond application include having a positive credit profile and a stable employment history as it reflects a pattern of consistent income which is key when lenders assess a bond applicant’s risk profile.Geffen says that it is strongly advisable that buyers are pre-qualified when looking for a new home.“This will give the buyer a good sense as to the value of the property that he is able to purchase. The pre-qualification process can also pick up issues on credit records that will need to be addressed before formally applying to a bank. The process not only streamlines the home buying process, but also ensures that the buyer is able to negotiate from a position of strength.”Sapalast_img read more

Technicals suggest weaker future cattle prices

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I have been impressed by the strength of feeder cattle and calf markets through the fall. But what do the technicals say? Very clearly sell. The feeder cattle futures have shown weakness in mid-October after rallying to fill the gap down in late September.My interpretation of the feeder cattle futures rally through most of late August and early September was that it was driven by a strong cash calf and feeder cattle market pricing in a lot of the cheapening feed market. It is possible that all of this has run its course and traditional seasonal weaker calve prices are in the works. Of course, I have been saying that since August. However, the technicals support my position rather clearly. Feeder cattle and live cattle contracts have rallied to levels established in the early summer. The market turned lower in mid-July and it set to repeat that now. All of these fall contracts that have rallied to resistance planes have been turned back. Do we have the fundamental support to hold or push higher?Turning to the fundamentals, boxed beef composition values and fed cattle prices have drifted sharply lower the last half of the year, but have recently shown strength. Both packer margins and cattle feeding margins are under pressure in this market. The surprising bullish news has been exports of course. But the overall perspective on protein markets is that beef, pork and poultry supplies are likely to be large through the fall and early winter. Supplies are large and cold storage stocks are increasing. Thus, feeder cattle and calve are unlikely to hold at the levels seen in this environment.Further, the cheapening feed may have run its course. The USDA Crop Production and WASDE reports revealed corn yield forecasts were increased from 169.9 to 171.8 bushels per acre but the forecast of acres harvested was reduced from 83.5 to 83.1 million acres. Total production was revised up slightly less than 100 million bushels. Baring harvest surprises, the corn market looks to have bottomed.All in all, there is little underlying fundamentals based support for prices holding.last_img read more

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Future Of Streams, Facebook’s New iOS App, Why Topic Pages Are The Next Big Thing

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… adam popescucenter_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The future of Twitter streams, Facebook’s new iOS app, and why topic pages are the next big thing. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.The Future of Streams: Twitter Looms As Biggest ObstacleOne of the five reasons why Web publishing is changing is the emergence of streams of information, The Future of Streams: Twitter Looms As Biggest Obstacle.More Top Posts:Why Facebook Ditched the Mobile Web & Went Native With its New iOS AppFacebook released a completely rebuilt version of its iOS app for iPhone and iPad today, changing a fundamental aspect of the company’s mobile strategy, Why Facebook Ditched the Mobile Web & Went Native With its New iOS App.Why Topic Pages Are The Next Big ThingChronological and real-time consumption of content just doesn’t work anymore. It’s time for topic pages to add a layer of organization on top, Why Topic Pages Are The Next Big Thing.How 3 Big Enterprises Are Building Their Own Internal iPad AppsAt the annual Gartner Catalyst conference this week in San Diego, top companies like Genentech, Eli Lily and Northern Trust Bank shared some of the secrets behind their impressive app portfolios, How 3 Big Enterprises Are Building Their Own Internal iPad Apps.Evernote & Moleskine Merge Paper & Pixels in “Smart Notebook”Evernote signed a treaty with Moleskine Friday at the Evernote Trunk Conference, formally declaring a truce in its war on paper, Evernote & Moleskine Merge Paper & Pixels in “Smart Notebook”.YouTube Finally Offers Mobile AdsIn the past, content creators on YouTube couldn’t make money from traffic coming in through tablets or smartphones, YouTube Finally Offers Mobile Ads .Will PayPal’s History Derail Its Discover Card Deal?PayPal’s new deal with Discover Financial Services may have just opened the door for the payment service’s users to pay for goods and services in seven million Discover card locations, but there are big questions whether this deal will really accelerate the future of mobile payments, Will PayPal’s History Derail Its Discover Card Deal?.Offbeatr Wants To Be The Kickstarter For XXX StartupsIf Kickstarter met the adult-entertainment industry and they fell in love, this would be their child. Meet Offbeatr, a crowdfunding site for the adult community, Offbeatr Wants To Be The Kickstarter For XXX Startups.Nikon’s Android-Powered Bid to Change Mobile PhotographyNikon just launched the first-ever Android-powered point-and-shoot camera. It’s a smart move designed to make the company’s line of consumer products relevant in a world of ubiquitous phonecams, Nikon’s Android-Powered Bid to Change Mobile Photography.What To Do To Keep Your Facebook Account Secure [Update]Facebook said this week’s problem, which had users sending and accepting friend requests they did not initiate, was a result of users using contact importer, What To Do To Keep Your Facebook Account Secure [Update].ReadWriteWeb ChannelsEnterpriseTake My Facebook Password? Over My Dead BodyIs Microsoft Challenging Google on HTTP 2.0 with WebSocket?[Infographic] Social Media Security Basics MobileFor Google, to Play Is to Fight the Commoditization of AndroidFuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified CommunicationsSquashing Bugs: The Many Layered Approach to Mobile App TestingCloudFollow ReadWriteCloud on Twitter and join the ReadWriteCloud LinkedIn Group.Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source ReleaseBox Launches Its Own Enterprise Cloud Operating EcosystemGoogle’s Go Programming Language Grows Up: Now What?HackFollow ReadWriteHack on Twitter.Google Adds New Toys to OAuth PlaygroundTrello: Online Collaboration Software at Its FinestRevenge of the DevOps: Microsoft Targets Next Visual Studio for Admins TooReadWriteWeb CommunityYou can find ReadWriteWeb in many places on the web, a few of which are below.ReadWriteWeb on FacebookReadWriteWeb on TwitterReadWriteWeb on Google+ReadWriteWeb on LinkedInReadWriteWeb on PinterestReadWriteWeb on StorifySubscribe to the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-upWant to have this wrap up delivered to you automagically? You can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email.last_img read more

Liverpool condemn Flanagan for assault conviction

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool ‘disappointed and angry’ in Flanagan after assault conviction Goal 23:28 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Jon Flanagan Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Premier League The 25-year-old was given a 12 month community order after he admitted to assaulting his girlfriend and faces further action from his club Liverpool have expressed their “disappointment and anger” in Jon Flanagan after the defender was convicted for assaulting his girlfriend.Flanagan, 25, was given a 12 month community order and 40 hours unpaid work, including 15 rehabilitation days after he pleaded guilty to the attack.CCTV footage showed that Flanagan hit girlfriend Rachael Wall, pushing her against a wall and kicking her outside a restaurant in Liverpool city centre on December 22, 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And the England international now faces further disciplinary action from his club, who condemned the defender’s actions and confirmed they will begin internal proceedings now that the case has been settled.“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the player’s actions during the events that took place resulting in this criminal conviction,” a spokesman told The Daily Telegraph .Jon Flanagan Liverpool“It leaves his own reputation damaged and, through association, he has severely let down the club he had previously represented with distinction.“We have expressed to him our disappointment and anger that he has failed to live up to the values of Liverpool Football Club, in this specific instance.“The club has allowed the legal formalities to reach a conclusion before deciding on or implementing any internal disciplinary action. That internal process will now begin.”Flanagan has made 51 appearances for Liverpool since his debut in 2011 but has featured just once for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more