CPLP Extends Charters for Three Product Tankers with BP Shipping

first_imgCapital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP), an international diversified shipping company announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement with BP Shipping Limited (BP Shipping) to extend the charters of the M/T British Ensign or M/T Atlantas (36,760 IMO II/III Chemical Product Tanker), M/T British Envoy or M/T Aktoras (36,759 IMO II/III Chemical Product Tanker) and M/T British Emissary or M/T Aiolos (36,760 IMO II/III Chemical Product Tanker) for an additional 18-36 months in direct continuation of their present bareboat charters at a revised day rate.In particular, the M/T BP Ensign and the M/T BP Emissary will continue their bareboat charter with BP Shipping after the completion of their current charters in April 2014 and March 2015 respectively for an additional 24 months. BP Shipping has the option to extend the duration of both charters for up to a further 12 months either as bareboat charters or as time charters. If all options were to be exercised, the employment of the vessels would extend to April 2017 and March 2018 respectively.The M/T BP Envoy will continue its bareboat charter with BP Shipping after the completion of the current charter in July 2014 for an additional 18 months. BP Shipping has the option to extend the charter duration for up to a further 12 months either as a bareboat charter or as a time charter. If all options were to be exercised, the employment of the vessel would extend to January 2017.As a result of the above extensions, the average remaining charter duration of our fleet is 9.0 years. Further details, including the detailed terms of the charters, shall be discussed during the third quarter earnings conference call.[mappress]CPLP, September 25, 2013; Image: BPlast_img read more

CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

first_img Sharing is caring! Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 13, 2018: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has concluded that Zika virus transmission in the Caribbean Region has been interrupted, and that the risk to residents and visitors to the Region of acquiring Zika is low. This follows a review by CARPHA of the data of the last 30 months pertinent to the situation. Zika Virus (ZIKV) was first detected in the Caribbean Region in late 2015. The number of cases increased in the first half of 2016 and reached its peak circulation in August 2016, and then declined rapidly by December 2016.Before, during and after the introduction of the virus, CARPHA has been conducting surveillance and laboratory testing activity for ZIKV and has worked assiduously with its 26 CARPHA Member States (CMS) and partners to strengthen the ability to detect and diagnose cases; to enhance the capacity to reduce transmission of this and other vector-borne diseases; and to improve coordination and use of information for prevention. At this time, ongoing surveillance and laboratory testing in CMS indicate that the epidemic circulation of ZIKV has been interrupted in Caribbean territories. This is based on congruency of data available from several sources and on experience of previous outbreaks of mosquito-borne viral diseases in the Region:• Local surveillance in Member States has demonstrated both a decrease in general fever-related illness as well as a specific absence of ZIKV reports over the past year.• CARPHA Regional Laboratory continues to test samples for mosquito-borne disease, including ZIKV, Dengue virus (DENV) and Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). These tests have shown the drastic decrease from the peak of ZIKV circulation in 2016 to a situation where no cases of ZIKV have been confirmed among samples received from any CMS over the past 12 months • CARPHA has reached out to international public health agencies, including the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the European Centres for Disease Control (eCDC), for information on cases of ZIKV in travelers returning from the Caribbean to Canada and Europe respectively. The data shared indicate a similar pattern to that seen in our regional data – a drastic decrease from a high-point in 2016, to sporadic cases in the immediate aftermath and no cases this year.CARPHA advises that there is still a need to be vigilant given the ongoing risk for dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases. The Agency maintains continuous vigilance of health and disease trends and risks for residents and visitors in the Region.We continue to work closely with other public health partners including US CDC, PAHO/WHO, tourism organizations public health agencies in Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union to find innovative ways of mosquito control including behavior change communication and research. Working alongside CMS we will support vector control activities and educate the public to protect the health of all within their borders. There is a need to strengthen surveillance in member states, set up registries for babies affected in the 2016 epidemic, enhance laboratory testing capacity, document the findings of countries to ensure evidence-based policy and practice and to look at ways to deal with climate-sensitive, mosquito-borne diseasesAs we work towards the elimination of the vector and their breeding sites CARPHA encourages visitors and residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellents, wearing protective clothing and staying in screened or air conditioning accommodations. Tweet Share Sharecenter_img HealthLifestyleNewsRegional CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time by: – August 14, 2018 Share 17 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Cards maintain hold on decent bowl projections

first_imgA loss to Florida State didn’t do much to darken the University of Louisville’s bowl forecast.The Cardinals (6-3) are still in line to play a major conference opponent and do so after Christmas, according to Week 10 bowl projections from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach, CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm as well as SBNation.com’s Jason Kirk.Other area teams – Kentucky (5-4), Western Kentucky (3-5) and Indiana (3-5) – face an uphill climb to six victories and postseason eligibility. Week 10 Bowl Projections Louisville ESPN’s McMurphy: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. LSUESPN’s Schlabach: Sun Bowl vs. WashingtonCBS’ Palm: Sun Bowl vs. UtahSBNation.com’s Kirk: Belk Bowl vs. GeorgiaWeek 11 Look Ahead: Prepping for Louisville-BC football Kentucky ESPN’s McMurphy: Not listedESPN’s Schlabach: Music City Bowl vs. North CarolinaCBS’ Palm: Not listedSBNation.com’s Kirk: Not listed Western Kentucky ESPN’s McMurphy: Not listedESPN’s Schlabach: Not listedCBS’ Palm: Not listedSBNation.com’s Kirk: Hawaii Bowl vs. Stanford Indiana ESPN’s McMurphy: Not listedESPN’s Schlabach: Not listedCBS’ Palm: Not listedSBNation.com’s Kirk: Not listedlast_img read more

‘This Is Us’ to get extending premiere on September 24

first_imgNBC(LOS ANGELES) — This Is Us, the series that proved that people just love to cry, is about to embark on its fourth season. The NBC drama will kick off the season with a special extended premiere episode called “Strangers.” A promo for the upcoming episode revealed a wealth of new cast members, such as Netflix’s When They See Us alums Asante Blackk and Marsha Stephanie Blake, along with The Sixth Sense writer-director — and actor — M. Night Shyamalan.It’s unknown what characters they will play. This Is Us season four premieres on September 24.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reservedlast_img read more