first_imgNorwegian shipowner Ocean Yield unveiled that it is currently in negotiations related to further investment in modern vessels with long term charters.The final decisions with respect to these investments is expected to be made during the next few weeks.“The investments are still subject to board approval and agreement on documentation,” Ocean Yield said.In early December, Ocean Yield signed a contract to purchase Nordic American Tankers’ (NAT) three Suezmax newbuildings with ten-year bareboat charters to NAT.The 157,000 dwt tankers are under construction at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and are scheduled for delivery in June, August and October 2018.Lars Solbakken, Ocean Yield ASA’s Chief Executive Officer, earlier said that the transaction “fits well with our strategy to invest in modern vessels with long-term charters.”Under the deal, Ocean Yield will pay USD 43.2 million per ship after seller’s credit. NAT will buy back the vessel at the end of the ten-year charter, but also has the option to acquire the vessels from Ocean Yield after year five and seven.last_img read more

first_imgNigerian winger Victor Moses was the hero, scoring the winner as Chelsea stormed back from behind to end Tottenham Hotspur’s unbeaten Premier League record with a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge yesterday. The win propelled Antonio Conte’s soaring side back into top spot.“This is my club. The manager gave me the opportunity to express myself and I’m pleased with how I’m doing,” Moses declared after the 2-1 win over Spurs.His goal against Spurs on was his third and all three goals have come at Stamford Bridge. He was man of the match as Chelsea beat Middlesbrough last weekend and he was also picked as the top performer against Spurs. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has already said he is shocked that despite his talent, the Nigeria star has been shipped out several times on loan by ‘The Blues’.Chelsea had seen Liverpool and Manchester City steal past them earlier in the day and fell behind in the 11th minute when Christian Eriksen became the first player to score past them in seven games. But Pedro Rodriguez’s glorious curler and a Victor Moses tap-in either side of half-time gave Chelsea a seventh successive win — their longest such run within one season since January to April 2007.Chelsea, who visit City next weekend, restored a one-point advantage over second-place Liverpool and left London rivals Tottenham seven points below them in fifth place. It marked a rotten end to a disappointing week for Spurs, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco in mid-week and have won only one of their last 10 fixtures in all competitions.Their run of games without victory at Stamford Bridge, where their title challenge last season ended in May, now stands at 30, their last victory there having come in February 1990.Missing Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose, Spurs were patched up at the back, where centre-back Kevin Wimmer filled in at left-back and Eric Dier partnered Jan Vertonghen in the centre.But the return to a 4-2-3-1 formation, after dalliances with a back three and a 4-3-2-1 system, helped them get their press in order and they had Chelsea on the back foot in the first half.After a couple of early threats, including a Harry Kane effort that was chalked off for offside, Mauricio Pochettino’s men took the lead with a fine goal. Breaking from midfield, Dele Alli toed the ball to Eriksen and from outside the box the Dane let fly with a vicious left-foot shot that soared past Thibaut Courtois’ outstretched right hand.It was the first goal Chelsea — unchanged for the sixth game running — had conceded in 601 minutes of football, since a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on 24 September. The visitors were playing with an intensity last seen in their impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City in early October and their rediscovered confidence was expressed by their willingness to shoot.Victor Wanyama, Kane, Eriksen and Mousa Dembele all chanced their arm from range, although only Kane worked Courtois. The Chelsea goalkeeper also had to save from Kyle Walker after the England right-back had lifted the ball over Marcos Alonso and tried his luck from an angle.Chelsea’s initial efforts to respond, via a David Luiz free-kick and an Eden Hazard shot, were comfortably held by Hugo Lloris.But on the stroke of half-time Pedro levelled with a magnificent goal, deftly turning and then wrapping his right foot around the ball to send it curling inside the right-hand upright. N’Golo Kante signalled Chelsea’s second-half intent by ramming a shot at Lloris and within six minutes of the restart, they were in front.Diego Costa was the architect, working his way to the byline on the left and crossing low for Moses, whose shot flicked off Lloris’s right boot, struck Vertonghen’s knee and ricocheted into the net.Marcos Alonso should have made it 3-1 shortly after, following more byline burrowing by Costa, but from 10 yards out the Spaniard ballooned a shot over the bar with his weaker right foot.Kane created a chance for Eriksen to equalise, but the Spurs number 10 could only volley straight at Courtois as the last unbeaten team in the division finally succumbed to defeat on their 13th outing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Sick of it? No, it’s to be expected,” he said. “We’ve got like, what, 28 guys down there? We know it’s going to ring. We’ve just got to try to be ready for it.”Since it’s September, and teams are allowed to carry up to 40 players on their active roster, the bullpen parade hardly made a dent in the Dodgers’ arsenal.Of the 34 players active for Wednesday’s game, 13 were relievers. How will they all fit in the visiting clubhouses in Miami, New York and Phoenix on an impending 10-game road trip? That’s for clubhouse manager Mitch Poole to figure out.Convoluted though it may be, the Dodgers have tapped into a successful formula. Their five-game winning streak is one short of their season high. The last four wins were started by rookie pitchers, something that’s never happened in the history of a franchise that joined the National League in 1890.“I feel more comfortable today than I did yesterday,” manager Dave Roberts said. “Hopefully I feel better on Friday.” LOS ANGELES >> How many pitchers does it take to win a division?On a day when the San Francisco Giants sent nine men to the mound in a deflating defeat, the Dodgers extended their lead in the National League West to a season-high five games by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1.The Dodgers used eight pitchers of their own. That tied a team record for a nine-inning game.Four of the pitchers, including left-hander Grant Dayton, only faced one batter. By the end of the night Dayton had grown accustomed to the sound of the bullpen phone ringing.center_img Rookie right-hander Brock Stewart (1-2) allowed one run in five innings to secure his first major league victory. Only a stroke of bad luck separated him, and the Dodgers, from a possible shutout.The Diamondbacks scored their only run in the first inning when second baseman Charlie Culberson couldn’t hold on to a sinking pop fly near the right-field foul line. The ball was ruled fair and A.J. Pollock scored from first base on the play.Stewart rebounded with four scoreless innings, pitching to contact. He walked two batters and struck out only one, on his 79th and final pitch.“I found out today that I can pitch here without my best stuff,” Stewart said. “That’s definitely a confidence boost.”The Dodgers scored twice in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead.Corey Seager hit his 39th double of the season, which is tied for the National Legaue lead, to drive in Howie Kendrick with the Dodgers’ first run. Seager went to third base on a wild pitch by Robbie Ray (7-13) and scored on a sacrifice fly by Yasiel Puig.Puig homered in the sixth inning, crushing a 1-1 slider from Ray to provide the final score.He only threw eight pitches, but Dayton might have single-handedly guaranteed his playoff share Wednesday. With two outs in the seventh inning, the bases were full of Diamondbacks for Jake Lamb — a .164 batter against left-handed pitchers this season.So Arizona manager Chip Hale pulled Lamb in favor of a right-handed pinch hitter, Rickie Weeks. After fouling off a couple pitches, Weeks swung and missed at a 91-mph fastball. Dayton and catcher Carlos Ruiz both pumped their fists as they left the field.Pedro Baez pitched a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen a scoreless ninth for his 43rd save of the year.For the Dodgers, Stewart represents only one cog in a remarkably well-functioning wheel. Their youth movement is paying dividends quickly; Jose De Leon won his first major league game Sunday — and might start again on the road trip.But win No. 1 was special. Stewart was still hoping to get the game ball when he spoke to reporters at his locker after the game.“I’ll probably leave it at my parents’ house,” the 24-year-old said. “When I settle down later in life I’ll get all those souvenirs and probably make a nice case.”last_img read more