Maran Gas Pens LNG Carrier Charter with Japanese JERA

first_imgGreece-based shipping company Maran Gas Maritime, a subsidiary of the Angelicoussis Group, has concluded a time charter contract with Japan’s JERA for one LNG carrier newbuild.Maran Gas signed the agreement with LNG Marine Transport Limited (LMT), a unit of JERA, in late March 2019.Starting from late 2019, the charter period for the vessel is 12 years firm, according to JERA.As informed, Maran Gas’ ship, as well as another LNG carrier newbuild owned by GasLog, will be used for transportation of LNG produced from the Freeport LNG Project in Texas, USA, in which JERA participates.The 173,400 cbm vessel is currently being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.Formed in 2003, Maran Gas, the LNG division of Angelicoussis Group, has a fleet of 28 LNG vessels in operations, with 12 more on order plus one FSRU.JERA plans to increase its LNG fleet to 25 vessels by 2025 in association with an increased ratio of ‘free on board’ (FOB) contracts.last_img read more

Fort Knox Region Builds Replica Vietnam War Memorial to Honor Fallen Servicemembers

first_imgThe Greater Fort Knox Region, Ky., a 2018 Great American Defense Community, has a long history of exemplary support to soldiers and families stationed at the famed installation as well as the thousands of veterans and military retirees who call the region home. That includes the region’s Vietnam veterans.After the traveling Vietnam Memorial wall visited the area, the community decided it wasn’t enough. They raised more than $600,000 to install an 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.The memorial opened in April 2018, and draws veterans from surrounding states, said Jim Iacocca, president and CEO of the Knox Regional Development Alliance.“So not only are we serving our region’s veterans but thousands more,” Iacocca said.This story material was submitted by the Greater Fort Knox Region. It is being published by On Base as a remembrance for Memorial Day this Monday, May 27. More on the replica memorial is in the upcoming issue of “America’s Defense Communities” magazine, which will be available at ADC’s 2019 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington June 10-12. Photo provided by Greater Fort Knox Region ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Throwback When Pakistan PM Imran Khan and Zeenat Aman made headlines with

first_imgWhen Imran Khan and Zeenat Aman made headlines with cross-border romance.STEPHEN DUPONT/AFP/Getty Images/YouTube ScreenshotFormer Cricketer and current Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan had often been in news for his affairs and multiple marriages. One of his most talked about rumoured romantic liaison was with yesteryear Bollywood diva Zeenat Aman.Imran as a Cricketer was highly popular among the female folks, and the credit goes to his charming persona. On the other side, Zeenat was one of the most sizzling Bollywood actresses of her time, and something was bound to happen when the two crossed each other paths.There are many reports claiming that Zeenat and Imran first met each other during the early 70s, and soon began a high profile cross-border love story. They remained in news for quite some time for their affair, and there were even rumours that the duo was supposed to get married.However, things did not go well for too long, and they parted ways. Later, Zeenat got married to Mazhar Khan, and Imran tied the knot with Jemima Goldsmith. Nonetheless, Imran’s first two marriages turned into divorce, and he is currently married to his third wife Bushra Bibi.Zeenat was born to a Muslim father and a Hindu mother in 1951. She had begun her acting career with a small role in a movie titled Hulchul in 1971. She rose to fame after her appearance in Dev Anand starrer Hare Rama Hare Krishna, and went on to become one of the most bold and sought after Bollywood divas.On the other side, after a successful career as a Cricketer, Imran joined politics in 1996, and is now serving as the PM of Pakistan.last_img read more

From Misconceptions To Discrimination Houston AIDS Pioneers Share Their Stories

first_img X The doctor walked in and asked Rodney Mills a blunt question: “How are you going to treat your HIV?”That’s how the Houstonian got the shocking diagnosis. It was Valentine’s Day 1991. The diagnosis would be difficult for anyone but was especially shocking for Mills because he thought only gay white men got the disease. He’s a heterosexual African American.To deal with the new fear and stress he faced, Mills got counseling from The Montrose Center. To deal with the medical aspects of his new diagnosis, he received medical care from the Thomas Street Clinic, Harris County’s facility for AIDS care. He went on to volunteer there, working to cut wait times and improve the patient experience. He’s also served on the HIV Heterosexual Task Force to raise awareness in minority communities that HIV impacts those beyond the LGBT community.Dr. Adan Rios knows a few things about treating HIV/AIDS too. In the 1980s, he worked at MD Anderson’s Houston’s Institute of Immunological Disorders, the first hospital in the U.S. dedicated solely to AIDS patients and AIDS research. He says he witnessed shocking discrimination against patients with AIDS in those days.Tori Williams saw plenty of that discrimination too, firsthand. She was a pioneering activist and social worker at the forefront of the response to AIDS in the mid-1980s. For the last 17 years, she’s served as director of support for the Ryan White Planning Council and is a co-founder of The Oral History Project at Rice University, which is collecting and preserving the experiences of people impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Houston and Southeast Texas.On this World AIDS Day, Mills, Rios, and Williams share their experiences and talk about the challenges those with HIV/AIDS in Greater Houston still face today. Listen 00:00 /21:16 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday January 29

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: review of some of the top news stories of the week from the pages of the AFRO with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, our recurring guests Taya Graham and Stephen Janis (The Mod Squad) of The Real News Network, report on Baltimore politics and law enforcement.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Refreshing history

first_imgWith this thought, Doordarshan is set to telecast Dastan-E-Urdu, a new 13-part docu-drama series, bringing alive the fascinating history of this Indian language, breaking the myths by unveiling several interesting cross-cultural connections every Sunday at 9:30 pm.  Directed by Aparna Srivastava Reddy and produced by eminent Urdu activist Kamna Prasad, the 13 part series of Dastan-E-Urdu explores the journey of Urdu language and its mushtarqa tehzeeb. Be it literature, journalism or popular culture, expressed in recent times through theatre, films, television or the new media, Urdu language has retained its eminent place in the mind and hearts of people. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In order to showcase the language’s grandeur and its tehzeeb in purest sense, Dastan-E-Urdu has deployed deep research into Urdu’s language journey, while conceptualising it. Dastan-E-Urdu takes the viewer on a pan-India journey, capturing all the aspects and nuances that underscore Urdu’s poetic opulence, its Ganga-Jamuni syncretic essence as well its everlasting, universal appeal.‘Understanding the evolution of Urdu, gives fresh insights into who we are as Indians’ is the bottom line of the show. Covering myriad shades and influences of Urdu language, the programme is being shot all over the country – from Kashmir to Kerala. It delves into dramatisation of key personalities and reconstructions of key periods in the history of the language. Galaxy of experts including Prof Gopi Chand Narang, Javed Akhtar, Prof Shamim Hanfi, Shamsur Rehman Farukhi, Pt Gulzar Dehlvi, Prof Mushirul Hasan, Dr Karan Singh and Farooq Sheikh among other stalwarts creates a panoramic view of Urdu’s evolutionary journey for the viewer. The music for the show is given by Shubha Mudgal.last_img read more

Perceived overqualification may lead to job strain

first_imgIf you are an employee who perceives you are overqualified for your position, chances are you are unsatisfied with your job, uncommitted to your organisation and experience psychological strain, says a study. Perceived overqualification occurs when an employee is expecting a job that utilises their qualifications but does not find themselves in such a position, leaving them feeling essentially deprived.”We invest effort at work and we expect rewards in return, such as esteem and career opportunities,” said Michael Harari, Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”And for an overqualified employee, that expectation has been violated. This is a stressful experience for employees, which leads to poor psychological wellbeing, such as negative emotions and psychological strain,” Harari added.Perceived overqualification – the belief that one has surplus skills compared to job requirements – can have negative implications for employees and employers alike, according to the findings published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveEmployees who feel overqualified are also more likely to engage in deviant behaviours, Harari said.The more overqualified an employee feels, the more likely they are to engage in counterproductive behaviours that impair the effective functioning of organisations, Harari said. Employees who were younger, overeducated and narcissistic tended to report higher levels of perceived overqualification, the findings showed.”It seems to suggest that there is a need to take jobs below one’s skill level in order to gain entrance into the workforce,” Harari said.last_img read more

2018 Wisconsin State FairLast updated on July 3rd

first_img2018 Wisconsin State FairLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:11 pmThe 2018 Wisconsin State Fair set a new attendance record for the 167th annual August event.The Fair announced Tuesday that 1,037,982 people attended this year.2018 Wisconsin State FairAttendance at the 2018 Fair was up about 1 percent from the 2017 Fair, which was attended by 1,028,049 people. This was the sixth year in a row that State Fair attendance has topped 1 million.The Wisconsin State Fair is one of the top 10 in the country in attendance.Other 2018 Fair notes:More than 3,000 exhibitors participated in fair contests.Sporkie’s Champion Albanese’s Roadhouse served up 11,500 orders of Deep-Fried Spinach Lasagna Bites. Runner-up Slim’s PBR Park dished out nearly 11,000 orders of French Onion Soup On-A-Stick.Fairgoers consumed nearly 400,000 cream puffs, 55,000 grilled cheese sandwiches, 40,000 baked potatoes and 16,000 pork sandwiches.Fairgoers took more than 90,000 rides on the WonderFair Wheel and 120,000 people slid on the Giant Slide.Read more economic data reports at the BizTracker page. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more