Diana Shipping Inks Charter Deals for Two Bulkers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek dry bulk shipowner Diana Shipping has secured charter contracts for two of its vessels with Uniper Global Commodities and Phaethon International Company.Under the respective deals, the company’s Post-Panamax bulker Amphitrite and Panamax Naias are expected to generate USD 12.22 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charters.Uniper Global Commodities hired the 98,697 dwt Amphitrite for a period of fourteen to seventeen months. The gross charter rate is USD 5,000 per day for the first five days of the charter period and USD 12,750 per day for the balance period of the time charter.The 2012-built Amphitrite, which started working for Uniper on January 27, was previously chartered to Cargill International at a rate of USD 11,150 per day.Diana Shipping’s 73,546 dwt Naias started working for Phaethon International Company on January 26. Under the deal, the 2006-built vessel would earn a gross charter rate of USD 10,000 per day for a period of twenty-three to about twenty-six months.last_img read more

Heroes For Heroes 3rd Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Poker

first_imgFor 45 years stars from TV, Film, Music and Sports along with community members have come together to show support for the men and women who protect and serve Los Angeles.On September 10, 2017 they will join together again to help raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at Avalon Hollywood.Proceeds from this event benefit LAPD employees and their immediate family members, who have experienced unforeseen catastrophic circumstances, including death, illness and injury. The Memorial Foundation is the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Police Departments employee wellness program and has granted over $17 million dollars without any direct taxpayer money. The Foundation takes care of the widows and orphans of Officers killed in the line of duty when they may not have any other means. The Foundation helps ensure the children of Officers killed have the funds available to go to college, and helps with medical costs and other life necessities.This year, the event will feature a surprise 90th Birthday celebration for one of the Foundation’s biggest supporters, baseball legend Tommy Lasorda. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, a celebrity poker tournament, casino games, great food, cocktails, music, photobooth, raffles and auctions. Along with dozens of unique and priceless entertainment & sports items in the auction, guests will have the chance to win an LAPD airship ride, LAPD SWAT Training Day, Training at the Emergency Vehicle Operation Center to learn pursuit & pit maneuvers, dinner with Tommy Lasorda and more.PokerStars Helping Hands, the charitable arm of PokerStars, (The Stars Group) the world’s largest online poker company has been the event’s biggest supporter since it began in 2013. “Without their support again, we may not be able to hold this event that is currently the sole fundraiser to assist LAPD families enduring serious hardships. It means a great deal to us and we are grateful to PokerStars Helping Hands for the continual support.” – Al Atkins, Executive Director. PokerStars Helping Hands also donated the Grand Prize for the Celebrity Poker Tournament. The winner will head to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in January 2018 for a chance to win huge cash prizes. This is one of the most prestigious poker events across the globe where in 2018 participants will have a chance to play with superstars Kevin Hart, Usain Bolt, Sergio Garcia and the top poker players in the world. “PokerStars is proud of our long-standing support for the LA Police Memorial Foundation and the support they provide for the men and women in blue who protect and serve their communities,” said Eric Hollreiser, Vice President of Corporate Communications for PokerStars and The Stars Group.Poker Central is a new supporter of the event. The company delivers poker’s most premier content when and where you want it including live events such as the Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters, and the WSOP Main Event.Additional Sponsors include: Los Angeles Retired Fire & Police Association Inc., Charity Bids, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Aflac, Original Tommy’s, Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club, City Employees Club of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Relief Association, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union, Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee LLP, McNicholas Law, Park Regency Realty, Milken Family Foundation, Caliber Photoworks, Candy Vixen, Robo Records, LA Rams, LA Lakers, LA Dodgers.“This has become one of the top celebrity charity poker tournaments around. One of the special things about this event is the diversity of celebrities, sponsors and community members that continually come out to support this worthwhile cause.” -Traci Szymanski, CEO of Co-Star EntertainmentGuests expected to attend this year include: Board of Directors member Jerry West, Larry King, Tommy Lasorda, Al Joyner, Arianne Zucker, Barbie Blank, Baron Davis, Beau Casper Smart, Bill Fay, Brunson Green, Carl Weathers, Chuck Liddell, Corey Maggette, Danny Zucker, Donovan Carter, Galen Gerring, Gilles Marini, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, Jamie Gold, Jason Collins, Jayde Nicole, Joanna Krupa, Joey Fatone, John O’hurley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Katie Cleary, Kenny Johnson, Lou Diamond Phillips, Maria Ho, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Cudlitz, Nathan Kress, Nathan Morris, Roger Cross, Ryan Kelley, Shanna Moakler, Shawn Patrick Christian, Shawne Merriman, Shawn Stockman, Steven Bauer, Tito Ortiz, Tony Denison, Torrie Wilson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Verne Troyer, Vanessa Marcil, Willie Garson with many surprise guests.James Gandolfini hosted the Foundation’s first charity poker tournament in 2013 and Don Cheadle in 2016. Additional pasts hosts and supporters of LAPMF throughout the years include Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Elton John, Sugar Ray Leonard, Vin Scully, Dennis Quaid, Luke Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O’Donnell, George Lopez, Oscar de la Hoya, Rihanna, Andy Garcia, Gene Simmons, Marlon Wayans, David Hasselhoff, Backstreet Boys, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and more.Tickets here.Discounted tickets available for all current & retired law enforcement.last_img read more

DODs Energy Resilience Strategy includes Focus on Industrial Control Systems

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Defense Department is preparing plans to protect facility-related control systems (FRCS) from cyberattacks as part of its effort to ensure critical missions can continue to operate during a variety of threats. Installation officials are working with the department’s chief information officer and principal cyber advisor “toward solutions and resources ensuring FRCS are defensible, survivable, and resilient to operate and sustain critical functions in a cyber-contested environment,” according to the written testimony Lucian  Niemeyer, DOD’s assistant secretary for energy,  installations and environment, submitted in April to the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee.FCRS are vulnerable to cyberattacks, as has been made clear during past incidents involving malware, including one on Ukraine’s electric grid which cut power to critical facilities. At the same time, the services are updating their energy resilience policies, which require plans “to ensure available, reliable, high-quality, and cyber secure power to continuously accomplish our missions from our installations and facilities,” the testimony states.Another component of the department’s energy resilience approach is scenario-based planning, such as installation reliability exercises which can be used to determine investments for resilient infrastructure. “This improves our installations’ security posture, increases our planning effectiveness, and ensures our ability to continue critical missions in the face of grid power disruptions that could occur due to weather events and/or direct physical or cyberattack,” Niemeyer’s testimony states. The department also is working with the departments of Energy and Homeland Security to “pinpoint the needs of critical defense assets and national infrastructure.”Photo by John Motternlast_img read more

Redtagca ramps up tech capabilities with new Adobe partnership

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Adobe, redtag.ca Posted by Thursday, June 14, 2018 TORONTO – Redtag.ca has teamed up with computer software giant Adobe to enhance its overall customer service.Redtag.ca, which according to Chief Digital Officer Roberto Gennaro has been supported by Adobe throughout its history, will now be able to focus on everything from analytics to artificial intelligence (AI) as a result of this joint venture. “Our incorporation of Adobe Analytics into our digital strategies has allowed us to improve our customer experience and differentiate ourselves from other travel brands,” he said.Most recently, redtag.ca incorporated AI technology, through Adobe Sensei, to better understand patterns in its customer demographic ad behavioural and conversion data, in addition to detecting anomalies on its website.“With machine learning through Adobe Sensei, we can see beyond basic activities, monitor multiple channels and audience segments, reveal actionable insights buried in data, and act instantly to help ensure we’re delivering the best experiences possible,” Gennaro added.Adobe Sensei also helps redtag.ca engineers discover issues with booking paths or slowdown of web pages, says the company, which helps the company ensure clients get the best deals.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksMoreover, the partnership between the two companies has advanced the agency’s customize email offerings. By using customer data, redtag.ca says it has been able to refine the deals it offers customers, making them more relevant to their preferences.center_img Redtag.ca ramps up tech capabilities with new Adobe partnership Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more