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  • Teekay Shuttle Tankers Issues USD 125 Mn Green Bonds Due 2024

    first_imgTeekay Shuttle Tankers has placed USD 125 million senior unsecured green bonds due October 2024.The proceeds from the bond issue will be used in accordance with Teekay Shuttle Tankers’ green bond framework to partially fund four E-Shuttle newbuilds currently under construction and with planned deliveries in 2019 and 2021.SEB acted as global coordinator, sole green advisor and joint lead manager. Danske Bank, DNB and Nordea acted as joint lead managers.The company said that an application would be made for the bonds to be listed on Oslo Stock Exchange.In late September, the Bermuda-based shuttle tanker owner revealed its plans to launch the green bond issue. At the time, the company said it was looking to raise up to USD 150 million to finance the vessels under construction.last_img read more

  • Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez, 27th pick

    first_imgThe Lakers made two moves on Tuesday that strongly established the direction of their rebuilding project. They untethered themselves from of one of the team’s most expensive contracts, while dealing a young player who received mixed reviews about his development and maturity.Shortly after Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka began negotiating with the Indiana Pacers for forward Paul George, the Lakers traded third-year guard D’Angelo Russell and veteran center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.The move gave the Lakers significant salary cap relief and enough room to sign two max-contract players in the 2018 offseason when George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook might become available in free agency. While Mozgov had three years remaining on his $48 million contract, Russell had one more season on his rookie contract worth $5.5 million with a team option for $7 million the following season.Russell’s departure highlights the Lakers’ complicated feelings about his development after selecting him with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOn one hand, Russell averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, numbers that only Johnson matched as a Laker in his sophomore season. On the other hand, several people in the Lakers organization had become increasingly frustrated with the lack of substantial improvement in his attitude and work habits. On a more practical level, the Lakers dealt Russell, 21, partly to accommodate the strong likelihood they will draft UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in Thursday’s draft.Despite the Lakers’ mixed feelings about Russell, one of his former teammates offered public support. Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. tweeted out a photo of him from last year’s Las Vegas Summer League when he mimicked Russell’s “ice-in-my-veins” gesture, pointing at the veins of his left forearm the way Russell would do after making a key shot.Mozgov, 30, provided modest production (7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds) before eventually losing his starting spot to rookie center Ivica Zubac last season. Lopez provided more significant contributions (20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds) for Brooklyn last season and enters this season with a less expensive price tag (his $22 million contract expires next summer). The Lakers view Lopez, 29, as a so-called “stretch-five” after he shot 34.6 percent from 3-point range (seventh best among NBA starting centers) on a league-leading 387 attempts among starting centers. The move also allows Zubac, 20, to grow without the pressure of being the team’s definitive starter.This might just mark the beginning of the Lakers’ offseason moves.The Pacers are “highly likely” to trade George before Thursday’s draft after his representatives informed them this week that he planned to become a free agent next season. The Lakers offered a combination that includes fourth-year forward Julius Randle, 22, or fourth-year guard Jordan Clarkson, 25, as well as the No. 27 and No. 28 picks, according to sources. On Tuesday evening, talks were at a standstill over the Pacers’ hope to extract more from the deal, sources said.center_img Though the Pacers might want more in a deal, the Lakers have gone into these conversations holding firm on two things. They want to keep their No. 2 pick and 19-year-old second-year forward Brandon Ingram, something they have reiterated while making and listening to trade proposals this spring. Although Ingram averaged 9.4 points on only 40.2 percent shooting and has a wiry frame, he has impressed the Lakers with his steady improvement, positional versatility, defense, ball handling, aggressiveness and post play. The Lakers have also heard from draft prospects that they would like to play with him.Though the Lakers have remained reluctant to trade their No. 2 pick to Indiana, TNT reporter David Aldridge reported the Lakers offered it to Sacramento for its fifth and 10th picks. Though the Kings declined the offer, Aldridge reported the Lakers planned to offer one of Sacramento’s picks along with their 27th and 28th picks to Indiana for George.All of this leaves the Lakers in a precarious situation. They could wait for George, who has told the Pacers he plans to join the Lakers when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer, in hopes of complementing him with a talented and, at that point, further developed roster. But banking on George not changing his mind over the next 12 months could leave the Lakers vulnerable. The Pacers almost surely would trade him to another team, which would then have a season to convince George to sign a long-term deal with them. While the Clippers had preliminary discussions about George, the Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and Wizards are among other teams that have reportedly talked to the Pacers.The Lakers and Pacers are expected to resume talks on Wednesday, when the Lakers will also learn if forward Nick Young plans to exercise his $5.7 million player option for next season.Staff writer Bill Oram contributed to this report.last_img read more

  • Asian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival

    first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japan’s Hiroto Inoue (L) and Bahrain’s Elhassan Elabbassi run toward the finish line in the men’s marathon athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAJapan’s Hiroto Inoue was accused of pushing his rival in a controversial sprint finish to the Asian Games marathon Saturday, as the runner-up from Bahrain lodged a complaint with race officials.Inoue and Bahrain’s Elhassan Elabbassi entered the stadium in Jakarta neck and neck, before the Japanese athlete opened up a small lead.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Aces’ Harris not satisfied with performance in win over Bolts Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “The Japan guy, when he saw he was almost overtaken, he decided to push.”Both athletes finished with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes and 22 seconds, but pre-race favourite Inoue came in fractionally ahead.“I don’t know what happened before the end,” said Inoue. “I was surprised but I do not understand what happened.”ADVERTISEMENT In the final 100 metres, Elabbassi attempted to overtake Inoue on the inside but fell back after apparent contact.“The number one (leader) pushed me,” said Elabbassi. “I would have won.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Elabbassi’s coach Gregory Kilonzo said the team manager had filed a complaint over the incident. Bahrain team officials confirmed they were meeting with the technical delegate after the race.“He was almost overtaking the number one, then the guy pushed him,” said Kilonzo. “He was pushed and almost went down.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

  • Football a refuge for children who seek asylum in Australia

    first_imgHer love of the beautiful game led her to Football United, a programme helping refugees integrate in Australia, and her life changed.“Football United made me very confident with my English and I just started opening my heart to everyone,” Habeb, 16, told AFP on the sidelines of a “gala day” in Sydney that brought together teams for a friendly contest.“I met a lot of friends in Football United … now most of them are my best friends. I love communicating with people, especially young people like me.”Refugees feature prominently in Australia’s football history.The former chairman of governing body Football Federation Australia, billionaire businessman Frank Lowy, was a Jewish refugee from Eastern Europe who arrived with one suitcase and no English in the early 1950s.In recent years, programmes like Football United have helped displaced youth, newly arrived in Australia after fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq © AFP / WILLIAM WESTThe late veteran broadcaster Les Murray, whose voice became synonymous with football in Australia, was born Laszlo Urge in Hungary in 1945 and arrived Down Under a decade later.In recent years, programmes like Football United have helped displaced youth, including Iraqi Sarah Glaoo, 17, and 19-year-old Syrian Suliman Alkhateeb.Both arrived in Sydney last year as Australia opened up 12,000 additional refugee places for people fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq.– French inspiration –It was Australian football’s strong bonds with refugees that caught the attention of the programme’s American founder Anne Bunde-Birouste.Bunde-Birouste was living in Paris in 1998 when she was swept up by the euphoria surrounding the black-Arab-white make-up of the World Cup-winning French national team.“The French won against all odds and because the team was multicultural. So it brought the whole country together,” Bunde-Birouste told AFP.“Knowing that it was the world game, I just wanted to try and see what we could do in Australia to help refugee kids.”Years later, the university lecturer set up the first Football United clinics in Australia, and thousands of youths have since passed through them.“Sports in general and specifically football is the best tool for young adults, for children, for boys and for girls because the game itself is about inclusion. It’s about bringing people together,” says Honey Thaljieh of FIFA © AFP / WILLIAM WESTA key attraction is the low cost, said Natasha Hill, the programme’s communication coordinator.Organised sport is expensive in Australia and with some of the refugees coming from large families, enrolling each child in a local club is costly.As such, Football United provides an easy entry point for young arrivals keen to make new friends.They then get to develop their football abilities while also learning about Australian culture and life skills such as goal-setting and time management.“Most of them have come from… broken families back in their home countries,” Hill told AFP.“Given that Australia is a multicultural country, when they come here, it is something new to them. Back home, it was all one race. Providing our programme to them helps them integrate with other cultures.”At the recent “gala day”, the youths were treated to an inspiring talk by Honey Thaljieh, a corporate communications manager for world governing body FIFA, who grew up in Palestine.Thaljieh is strongly convinced of the power of football in boosting the lives of children who have endured conflict and hardship, having gone through a similar experience herself.“It will change their lives eventually if they believe in it and they are determined, if they work hard,” Thaljieh, the co-founder and first-ever captain of the Palestinian women’s national football team, told AFP.“Sports in general and specifically football is the best tool for young adults, for children, for boys and for girls because the game itself is about inclusion. It’s about bringing people together.”For recent arrival Glaoo, Football United has given her the opportunity to showcase her silky skills on the pitch.After a busy afternoon scoring goals for her school team, the teenager was dreaming of her next steps, including winning tournaments at higher levels.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Football United provides an easy entry point for young arrivals keen to make new friends in Australia © AFP / WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Dec 1 – With a whistle hanging from her neck as she shouts instructions in perfect English, teenager Athmar Habeb looks very much at home refereeing a football match in Sydney.Yet it was only four years ago that Habeb had to flee her war-torn Iraqi homeland, arriving in Australia aged 12 with her family and knowing only three English words — salt, apple and eggs.last_img read more