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A Hand Up: Black Philanthropy and Self-help in America

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy A Hand Up: Black Philanthropy and Self-help in America Howard Lake | 16 July 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Amazing Insects Defy Evolution

first_imgTwo recent articles about insects call for the ring buoy on the H.M.S. Darwin.  The first is about fossil amber from India, reported by the BBC News.  “We have complete, three-dimensionally preserved specimens that are 52 million years old,” one of the discoverers announced with astonishment, “and you can handle them almost like living ones.”  The insects are so perfectly preserved they look like they could crawl out if released from their gooey prison.    Several things about the discovery challenge conventional evolutionary wisdom.  One is that they contradict the theory of endemism, the notion that organisms living in isolation will tend to become more unique.  The insects found resemble those from other parts of the world.  Gondwana and Laurasia were supposed to have drifted apart slowly for 100 million years, but here in the Indian amber, the diversity of insects resembles specimens from Asia, Africa, and even South America.  “This means that, despite millions of years in isolation in the ocean, the region was a lot more biologically diverse that previously believed.”  To rescue the theory, the team envisioned insects flying long distances or drifting on ocean currents.    Another challenge from these fossils is that rain forests were not supposed to exist in this region 50 million years ago.  Finding evidence of a tropical environment twice as old as previously thought, the team had to say that they hadn’t found such environments before because “fossil deposits are simply very uncommon in tropical regions.”  A photo with the article shows where the amber samples were found in lignite mines in western India.    New Scientist also reported the story, underscoring the falsifying evidence that calls for theory revision: “India spent tens of millions of years as an island before colliding with Asia.  Yet the fossil record contains no evidence that unique species evolved on the subcontinent during this time, so India may not have been as isolated as it seemed to be.”    Living insects defy evolution, too.  The Guardian wrote a fascinating article about honeybees’ computational abilities.  “Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days, research has shown.”  One well-known puzzle, the so-called “traveling salesman” or “Chinese postman” problem, tries to solve for the optimal route between a number of points.  If computers had to calculate every route and then try to solve for the shortest one, it could take days.  “Bees,” however, “manage to reach the same solution using a brain the size of a grass seed.”  This is, in fact, their specialty: “Foraging bees solve travelling salesman problems every day.  They visit flowers at multiple locations and, because bees use lots of energy to fly, they find a route which keeps flying to a minimum.”  It’s unclear whether bees use a heuristic algorithm (by which computers could converge on solutions more rapidly, too), but the bee succeeds somehow, and with dramatically smaller hardware.  A team at the University of London thinks humans could learn from honeybees how to solve such problems more efficiently.  “Despite their tiny brains bees are capable of extraordinary feats of behaviour,” a researcher remarked, daring not explain how evolution could have produced a brain the size of a grass seed that can challenge our best computers.Darwinism is like the patient who has more bandages than skin, or the traveling salesman that lost money on every sale but thought he could make it up in volume.  In either case, the outcome will not be pretty.  Time for a body transplant and a new product.(Visited 116 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

JCI South Africa honours four outstanding young people

first_imgFour young people who are doing outstanding work in their communities in Gauteng were chosen as JCI South Africa’s outstanding persons. The awards are a national event.Rudzani Mulaudzi, Kamogelo Mangena, Michael Shackleton and Kealeboga Moremba are named the 2017 Top Outstanding Young Persons, hosted by the Junior Chamber International South Africa. (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanRudzani Mulaudzi, an entrepreneur, advised young people to start with whatever idea they had to contribute to change in their community. “Until you start you will never know what you are capable of doing,” he said at the 2017 Top Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) awards, held on 29 June 2017 by the Junior Chamber International South Africa (JCI South Africa) in partnership with Brand South Africa.“If you have a passion, for instance in making music, look how you can make use of it in a community context so that it can be impactful to people and the community you belong to,” said the 29-year-old. He is the co-founder of Gradesmatch, an education technology initiative that connects learners, parents and teachers to careers, bursaries and institutions. Through Gradesmatch he has reached 10,000 learners.Mulaudzi is also researching how to drive stokvels from being pure consumers to becoming investors.He is one of those named in the TOYP awards of the JCI South Africa. The awards celebrated all the nominees and highlighted the four TOYP. The celebration was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.Why the awardsThe awards identify, recognise and profile young active citizens who have a positive impact on their communities. It is part of the global TOYP awards, in which the JCI South Africa honourees can be nominated.The 2017 Top Outstanding Young Persons Awards trophy.The JCI South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that has been affiliated to Junior Chamber International since 1957. The chamber is a worldwide community of young active citizens between the ages of 18 and 40, who believe in creating positive change.Its members promote entrepreneurial and leadership skills needed to generate positive changes in their communities, their countries and the world.The TOYP of the global JCI body will be announced later this year. In the meantime, you can vote for the South African honourees on the website. You can also share their stories.A contribution to your countryLinda Sangaret, chief marketing officer of Brand South Africa, said these young people were making a contribution to improve the country. “This is a reminder to help create and to play your part taking care of one another. Every person in the country should be involved in making the country a better place.”South Africa’s nation brand agency was proud to be part of the awards ceremony, she said. “These young people are taking part in addressing social inequalities. These young people drive active citizenship.”Yase Godlo of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.Given the difficult economic times in the country, people must collaborate to help create a positive change, Sangaret said. “The people in South Africa are the most important stakeholders of the nation brand.”She urged South Africans to make a contribution to issues such as alleviating poverty.The processThere were between 40 and 50 nominations for the TOYP Awards from all over South Africa, said JCI South Africa national president Bridgett Majola. “We chose four [instead of 10] honourees, because these guys are exceptional. We think they will do well on a global platform. They were nominated by us to be part of the global Ten Outstanding Young People Awards competition.”Lerato Thekiso (middle) is a nominee in the Top Outstanding Young Persons Awards. Her female empowerment initiative is called The Unleashed Woman. She is pictured with Samantha Moyo (left) and Atlegang Motlhako (right).Results of the global competition will be announced later this year in Amsterdam.Majola explained that the four honourees’ prize included having access to the Brand South Africa Masterclass and JCI South Africa events. “It’s a coincidence that all of the honourees are from Gauteng [even if the competition was national].”The awards gave the JCI South Africa an opportunity to identify young people in different spheres, she said. “We are recognising active citizens playing their part in different spaces, showing us that change is possible. They are also inspiring other young people…“If we all take basic action, we will be able to see change within ourselves and our country.”The four Top Outstanding Young Persons with the judges and stakeholders of the competition. The awards were handed out on 29 June 2017.The Top Outstanding Young PersonsThe other three honourees are:Kealeboga MorembaMoremba is a 25-year-old communications officer and social entrepreneur. Being the only child in her street to have studied further, Moremba is passionate about youth- and female empowerment. She founded Fab Glam, an initiative aimed at developing young women through seminars, high teas, dignity days, entrepreneurial talks and career days.She is also a volunteer mentor at Ikamva Youth and a Spirit of Youth facilitator at the Gordon Institute of Business Science Centre for Leadership and Dialogue.On active citizenship, her advice to the youth is: “Do more than just be on social media; be a voice for those who cannot voice their opinion. With that voice, couple it with action. We can make a difference.”Michael ShackletonShackleton, 29, co-founded a law firm in 2015. He is also a city councillor in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan. Besides being a community leader, he is also the president of Toastmasters International in Pretoria East.Doing public speaking, especially in the organisation Toastmasters, helped him overcome his stutter and gave him more confidence.He believes we can do a lot to alleviate youth unemployment. “We have a choice to sit and do nothing or we can create opportunities for one another. We can help create opportunities so that people can succeed in life.”Shackleton added: “We have to save ourselves as youth. We must unite and move forward.”Kamogelo MangenaMangena, 21, is a public policy maker, feminism and gender activist. Being a change agent for his community, he has been involved in various projects. He helps to educate people in his community in civic responsibility, the Constitution and the role that people can play in local government.One of his achievements is forming a study group for students who have not done well in their studies, giving them resources and helping them prepare for examinations. Three of his students gained university entrance.Mangena advises people to work together to make an impact in their communities. “Take the lead. The country needs us to get dirty and contribute towards change. In whatever you do, let’s try to impact change.” He urged the youth to be solution-orientated.Source: JCI South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Is that a Geocacher in Your Rear View Mirror?

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – May 2, 2012May 3, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – September 14, 2011September 14, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”A 12-12-12 Video Featuring You!December 8, 2012In “Française” By MissJenn and RCA777Is that a geocacher in your rear view mirror?Geocachers might be easier to spot in Ontario, Canada than anywhere else on earth. The province approved the world’s first official Geocaching.com branded license plate.A Geocaching.com license plate was one of the attractions at the 2012 Geocaching Block Party. It was proudly showcased in the “Geocaching Museum.” It rested among other unique items from the history of geocaching. Exhibits included the world’s first geocoin, a log book from an original Project A.P.E. cache and a Travel Bug that spent some time on the International Space Station.These unique license plates (which also feature a “GC” license plate number) are now available in Ontario, Canada. Local geocacher Roy  Alexander aka RCA777 spearheaded the initiative.Geocaching Museum exhibitRoy says, “The Ontario government have offered graphic license plates with logos of professional sports teams for a few years. The graphic license plate program expanded and other organizations were also beginning to offer graphic license plates. I was certain that geocachers in Ontario would appreciate their own geocaching license plate … and the Ontario Geocaching.com License Plate Project was born”.After contacting Geocaching.com and the Ontario government to confirm the process and work through the details, Roy reached out to the Ontario geocaching community for their support.  Roy is also an active community member within his local Central Ontario Geocachers  group (COG). Through monthly events and their annual Mega-Event, COG spread the word of the project across the province. Other regional groups also helped to spread the word, echoing the message of the project within their community groups and discussion forums.Living room full of license platesTo keep everyone informed, Roy created a Driven to Geocache website as well as an Ontario license plate Facebook group.Roy explains “The Ontario government required a bulk order of 200 sets of plates before they could process our application to the graphic license plate program.  After a year of promoting the project, there were commitments for all 200 sets of plates. The government fee for the new plates was collected from everyone and the order was placed.  After the plates were manufactured, they were shipped to me for distribution. The living room floor was quite a sight for a few days!”At the Geocaching Block Party, Geocaching.com received special delivery of their own license plate from Roy.  As the Lily Pad is located at Latitude 47 (hence the name of our blog), it seemed appropriate that our license plate would be 01GC47.RCA777Geocaching.com branded license plates are now available to all Ontario residents through the local Service Ontario offices, who handle driver and vehicle licensing.Some tips for success:Make sure you understand  all the requirements from your official agency.Ask Geocaching.com for official permission to use the logo.Early on, agree on a foolproof way to allocate license plate numbers within your group.  The first numbers (01, 02, 03…) and the doubles (77, 99, etc.) will most likely be very popular.Create an easy way for group members to communicate with one another. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

India secrets: Orissa

first_imgThe medicinal plant garden This lovely garden is home to some of the rarest plants in the country. Located around the sacred Bindusagar tank, this ground was once a wasteland but is now one of the finest parks in the city, with hundreds of species of medicinal plants. Apart from being a place where nature-lovers can admire flora and fauna, it is also a centre for biological research, and gives visitors an insight into plants which are used to make herbal Indian medicines. Near Bindusagar Tank.State institute for development of arts and craftsAlthough this started as a design development institute to equip scholarship holders from weaker sections of society with sustainable livelihoods, it has gone on to become a place that preserves, as well as showcases, all forms of folk art in the state. Located in the State Handicraft Complex at Gandamunda, this is one place where you can watch artists at work as they create various items. There is a small shop on the campus that stocks different handicrafts at reasonable prices. Gandamunda; Tel: (0674) 235 0298Kalinga stadiumThis national athletics ground is a good place to catch some live sporting action. The Kalinga Stadium also has an Olympic standard swimming pool for hosting international competitions. It is a great place to go for a swim, however you need to be a member for that. You will also need to take a test to convince the lifeguards that you will not drown while doing a 100-m lap and then you can swim away to your heart’s glory! Near Jaydev Vihar Square Flyover.advertisementRabindra mandapAt this grand dome-shaped building, watch Mangalacharan, Dasavatar and Abhinaya performances, traditional forms of classical Odissi dance. This dance form is known for its dramatic gestures and Rabindra Mandap is a good place to see some of the best performers in this state. If you want to pick up a few accessories related to Odissi dance or even costumes, then walk down to the Market Building in Ashok Nagar which is close by and fill those shopping bags. Located at Unit 4Lalchand jewellersWith elegant meshes and fragile threads interwoven into complex designs, delicate silver filigree jewellery is this silversmith’s forte. From broaches to earrings to hairpins, Lalchand Jewellers has a dazzling array of shining accessories to choose form. They can also design lovely little bespoke pieces to suit your taste. It is a place to pick up wonderful little things you have always wanted. Unit 3, Station Square; Tel: 253 4625PriyadarshiniWalk into this store and choose from a range of Orissa saris, famous for intricate woven designs and bold eye-catching borders. They range from the traditional Pasapalli or ‘chess’ saris with their distinct black and white boxes, to the Sambalpuri or ‘temple’ saris in cotton and silk with distinct, brightly coloured designs on their borders. Priyadarshini is definitely a dream destination for women travellers searching for their perfect Orissa-style drape. Western Tower of Unit 1 Market Building; Tel: 253 2140Odisha hotelNo trip to this city is complete without a taste of Oriya cuisine. One of the best places to sample some delicacies is Odisha Hotel. The food is served on a banana leaf. Try the local specialities. They range from Kakhaaru Phula Bada or deep-fried pumpkin-flower, Badi-Chura or powdered cakes of Urad Dal with green chillies, garlic and onion, Maacha Bihana or fish egg cakes in a spicy curry. Seafood and green veggies dominate. Top it off with a Chhena Gaja (deep fried cottage cheese in sugar syrup). C-18 Market Building, Sahid NagarMusical martThis music shop, run by a Bengali gentleman, is fondly called ‘Dada’s Shop’. This is a good place to pick up classical and folk music instruments from Orissa. The store will even custom make a special folk instrument.They have many of them including toori (a flute-like instrument) and the dhumsa (a large drum like instrument used in the folk dance of chhau). The Indian classical instruments range from the flutes, tanpuras, sitars, tabla, mridanga and pakhaawaj. Modern instruments like Spanish guitars, drum sets, keyboards are also available. Kharavel Nagar, Unit 4; Tel: (0) 94381 34865 Bhubaneswar: Anindita TripathyA copywriter and media consultant from Bhubaneswar, sheis also a Hindustani Classical vocalist, instructor and composer.Anindita attributes her artistic temperament to the city she comes from.Must do: OrissaStay: Toshali sands, PuriThis stunning resort is spread across 30 acres of beautiful greenery, and has its own private beach. At the cottages, you can sit out on your private verandah and smell the roses in your exclusive garden. By the sea, Puri; tel: (06752) 250 571-3; www.toshalisands.comEat: Mahaprasad, Jagannath templeIf over 400 cooks prepare something everyday, it has to be special. Add to it the fact that this food is cooked for none other than Lord Jagannath and you don’t need any more reasons to try the much blessed mahaprasad–rice, dal, vegetables, sweet.advertisementShop: SambalpurOne cannot claim to be an Indian and not have heard of Sambalpur sairs. Returning from Orissa without one in your bag is like coming away from Agra without seeing the Taj Mahal. Well, almost.The trademark double ikat designs of the cotton saris of Sambalpur can be bought in any state emporium, but for the largest and most unique collection, visit the source itself. In this town, artisans not only offer you saris, but also loose fabric, bedspreads and more.See: Sun temple, KonarkYou cannot skip a visit to this legendary temple that is devoted to worship the Sun God. A UNESCO World Heritage Monument, it was built by King Narasimhadeva in the 13th century, in the shape of a chariot drawn by seven horses that is supposedly carrying the sun across the heavens.Outside Bhubaneswar: Lotus eco village, KonarkThis beautiful resort tucked away in the untrammeled sands of Ramchandi beach will make you feel close to nature. You are greeted with the sound of a conch shell and a traditional tilak as you enter the earthy interiors. This is a fantastic place to unwind and escape the general bustle and rush of Konark.The resort advocates eco-friendliness from its choice of building materials (which includes straw, bamboo and other natural green materials) to handmade organic soaps and shampoos. It also has its own kitchen garden providing farm fresh veggies and an unlimited variety of fresh fish that is part of the daily catch from the sea.The sprawling property includes part of the backwaters of the Kusabhadra River (where you could go fishing and boating) and a wooded area where you can spot the occasional deer. At the Panchakarma spa, visitors can choose from rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments. Lotus Resort’s serene landscape, peaceful ambience, and rustic setting make it a perfect getaway for couples or families. Ramchandi Beach, Konark; Tel: (06758) 236 161; www.lotusresortkonark.comlast_img read more

Syed Kirmani says Ravichandran Ashwin has ‘rightly’ replaced Harbhajan Singh

first_imgOff-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has “rightly” replaced an out-of-form Harbhajan Singh in the Indian Test team as the selectors must have made that decision looking into the future, says former India wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani.The Bangalore-based Kirmani also feels it would be tough for the Punjab bowler to make a comeback into the Test squad, even though he has been picked for the upcoming two Twenty20 matches against New Zealand and the WorldT20 in Sri Lanka.”Ashwin has very rightly taken Harbhajan’s place, and he has been performing with a great amount of consistency. And along with him the other spinners have also done a great job and we have a great batting lineup,” Kirmani, now director of the Karnataka State Cricket Association Academy, told Mail Today in an interview.”But there cannot be a comparison between individuals; everybody has his own technique and style of approach, different attitudes and different applications. There have been a lot of bowling variations which both have been using. Ashwin has come a long way through hard work; not that Bhajji hasn’t worked hard,” he said.Ashwin picked up 18 wickets in two Tests against New Zealand and won the Man-of-the-Series award on Monday as India won the series 2-0.After Harbhajan lost his form and got injured last year and Ashwin, who made his ODI debut in June 2010, made his Test debut against the West Indies in Delhi.Kirmani, 62, pointed out that Ashwin has performed well, bagging wickets consistently and even scoring a Test century.”When there’s no consistency in a plan then the selection committee looks at a younger player who has the same kind of potential, who’s equally competent as the experienced players. So when Bhajji was going through a bad patch last year, obviously, you had to look into the future and look for a replacement,” he said.”It’ll be tough for Harbhajan to stage a comeback at this stage – unless Ashwin goes through a very rough patch all of a sudden. Ashwin looks more compact and a steadier Test player.”Asked who he would pick in the XI if both were in the squad, Kirmani said: “I’d pick both, if they are in form. In my time offspinners Erapalli Prasanna and S Venkatraghavan played in the XI. So there’s nothing wrong in that, if required. But it can only happen in the Indian sub-continent (on spin friendly pitches).”On the transition phase in Indian batting, following the retirement of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, Kirmani said that people should not get disheartened as batsmen like Virat Kohli are performing well. He also said that too much should not be read into New Zealand taking 12-run lead here in the second Test, which India eventually won.”There’s no room for disappointment for anybody becauseyou cannot be in top form all the time; you cannot be hitting centuries in every innings. This is a very natural phenomenon. You cannot have everybody showing the kind of consistency which Kohli is showing. They’re exceptional players,” he said.Kohli scored a century and a half-century in Bangalore to win the Man-of-the-Match award. Kirmani said he’s the most exciting batting prospect at the moment.”Yeah, for sure; there’s no two ways about it. The progress, the temperament, the adjustment and the attitude – in every aspect – he has shown in all forms of the game is huge,” he said. “Right from the time he was in the India under-19 team his graph has been going upwards, climbing the ladders of success and popularity. And the key factor is consistency, which he has also shown. On that basis he’s the most exciting player at the moment.”Kirmani felt that elevating Kohli to vice-captaincy was also appropriate, though he pointed out that the seniors in the team should always be respected.”You’ve got to groom a player, that’s how you encourage a youngster. The vice-captaincy is fair enough and let him get groomed under the experience of Sehwag and Gambhir. At the same time, seniors like Sehwag and Gambhir, have to be respected,” he said. “Dhoni is captain and you cannot touch him at the moment. If Sehwag and Gambhir don’t want to accept captaincy then you come to Kohli. But we don’t know the inside story.”Gambhir has, however, again been appointed vice-captain for this month’s T20 World Cup, replacing Kohli.advertisementlast_img read more

PBA D-League: San Sebastian stays unbeaten, keeps NU winless

first_img“You can’t ask for more. He was tired but you can still see his effort,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya of Ilagan.True enough, Ilagan, who went 6-of-11 from long range, also contributed in other ways other than scoring with three rebounds, four assists and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAllyn Bulanadi added 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals for the Golden Harvest.Dave Ildefonso had 21 points, four rebounds and six assists for NU, which fell to 0-3. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan help Spurs rally past Bucks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PBA IMAGESRK Ilagan carried much of the offensive load and Valencia City Bukidnon-San Sebastian downed SMDC-National University, 82-73, in the 2019 PBA D-League Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.Ilagan fired 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Golden Harvest upped their unbeaten record to 3-0 to pace the Foundation Group.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashlast_img read more

Ocean Yield Bolsters Drybulk Fleet with Five Handysizes

first_imgzoom Ocean Yield ASA has decided to buy five Handysize dry bulkers with 10-year bareboat charters to companies owned and guaranteed by Interlink Maritime Corp, owner and provider of dry bulkers to agricultural and industrial commodities companies, and other end-users.The purchase price is approximately USD 75 million net of pre-paid charter hire, the Norwegian shipowner said.One vessel will be delivered from the shipyard in April 2018, while three of the vessels are built in 2015 and one in 2014.The transaction is subject to final agreement on documentation. ” In our opinion the timing for making new investments in shipping is excellent and we remain committed to continuing to increase and further diversify our portfolio of modern vessels on long-term charter in order to support attractive dividends to our shareholders,” Ocean Yield ASA’s Chief Executive Officer Lars Solbakken said.Interlink Maritime will have certain options to acquire the vessels during the charter period, with the first purchase option exercisable after five years in addition to an obligation to repurchase the vessels at the end of year ten.Interlink Maritime owns a fleet of 28 Handysize vessels, including three newbuildings. The company is majority-owned by the Carlyle Group, which is a global alternative asset manager with USD 174 billion of assets under management across 306 investment vehicles.Ocean Yield’s latest purchase comes on the back of an investment in two 2018-built handysize dry bulk vessels with 12-year bareboat charters earlier this month which marked the company’s entrance in the dry bulk sector.The bulkers will be chartered to companies owned and guaranteed by French maritime firm Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group (LDA).According to Solbakken, the company sees potential for more transactions in the sector especially in the wake of improved earnings in the dry bulk market.last_img read more

Manslaughter sentence given soldier over killing of gay Aboriginal man upsets family

first_imgAPTN National NewsA soldier based in Shilo, Manitoba will be sent to prison for five years for the death of a gay, Aboriginal man.Jason Ouimet was originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter in April.Ouimet’s lawyer says the soldier acted in defense of a sexual assault.APTN National News reporter reporter Meagan Fiddler has more.last_img