Stena Bulk Charters In Six Suezmaxes

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Stena Bulk Swedish tanker shipping company Stena Bulk said that it had expanded its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers over the past six months.The ships in question are SKS Skeena, Istanbul, Almi Galaxy, Almi Voyager and Almi Sky.The ships have been chartered in despite rather difficult market conditions in the sector and Stena Bulk believes that more tonnage will be hired soon.“We are in a good position to expand our pool to about 30 Suezmax tankers and expect to do so with the help of partners and chartered tonnage. We are continuously evaluating the market and acting accordingly,” says Erik Hånell, President & CEO of Stena Bulk.As indicated by Hånell, the pool arrangement has many advantages, including logistic, exposure to a larger market position and an opportunity to spread the risks resulting from the fluctuations in a volatile market.The Sonangol Suezmax pool, which was established in 2005, currently consists of 25 Suezmax tankers with an average age of seven years. Out of these, 6 are time chartered and 3 are under commercial management.The pool is operated in the form of a joint venture owned on a 50-50 basis by Stena Bulk and the Angolan state-owned oil company Sonangol.Stena Bulk’s offices in Gothenburg, Houston and Singapore are responsible for operating and chartering of the vessels in the pool, which are deployed in the open spot market worldwide.last_img read more

Bollywood acting guru Roshan Taneja passes away celebs tweet condolences

first_imgRoshan Taneja passes away.TwitterBollywood acting guru Roshan Taneja passed away on May 10 due to prolonged illness. He was 87. Taneja taught at the Film and Television Institure of India (FTII) in Pune, and later had an acting school in Mumbai that trained countless actors from the new and older generation. “My father passed away last night (Friday) at 9.30 pm in his sleep at home after prolonged illness,” the acting guru’s son Rohit Taneja told IANS. Roshan Taneja is survived by his wife Mithika and sons Rohit and Rahul. May his soul rest in peace.Seasoned actors like Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha, among others, have all trained under him. Shabana Azmi was among the first to tweet last night about Taneja’s demise, saying that he was the only person whose feet she touched. Celebs and other people on Twitter posted condolences after the industry veteran’s death. Here are some of the early tweets.Shabana Azmi: Late last night came the sad news that @RoshanTaneja passed away.He was my Guru at FTII and the only person whos feet I touched.I was privileged to be trained in Acting by him. My deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir.Rakesh Bedi: A very sad day for me. My guru Roshan Taneja expired yesterday. I owe my career to him. Rest in peace.Vindu Dara Singh: Our Guru Roshan Taneja passed away. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace. He was an excellent teacher who taught for the love of acting and made us all feel like family #RipRoshanTaneja ji.Devansh Upadhyay‏: Roshan Taneja trained many celebrated actors. An Era came to an end with his passing away. Heartfelt Condolences to his family and his countless admirers and students. May the soul departed it’s heavenly abode Rest in Eternal Peace! #RoshanTaneja.Atanu Ghosh: #RoshanTaneja passed away last night. With him ended an illustrious era spanning more than five decades-the greatest teacher of method acting we ever had- the revered guru to no less than four generations of brilliant actors. Rest in peace Sir.Bihari: This is indeed very sad..his school was vouched as the temple for all budding actors in bombay.. #RIProshantaneja.The cremation will be held at 4.30 pm on Saturday, AMy 11, at the electric crematorium in Santacruz west, Mumbai.Late last night came the sad news that @RoshanTaneja passed away.He was my Guru at FTII and the only person whos feet I touched.I was privileged to be trained in Acting by deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) 11 May 2019last_img read more

153 held in antinarcotics drive at Geneva camp

first_imgRAB detains around 153 people from capital’s Mohammadpur Geneva Camp on Saturday. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in an anti-narcotics drive at Mohammadpur Geneva camp detained 153 people along with various types of drugs on Saturday, reports UNB.Off the detainees, 77 were sentenced to different jail terms while 76 were filed under regular cases through mobile court, sources at the RAB headquarters said.During the drive, the elite force members recovered 1300 pieces of yaba tablets and 30 kg of hemp during the drive.RAB-2 battalion along with other units, including RAB intelligence wing and dog squad, started the drive at Geneva camp around 10:30am and continued it till 12:40pm, said RAB headquarters’ legal and media wing director Mufti Mahmood Khan.last_img read more

50000 people marooned in Moulvibazar

first_imgAn estimated 50,000 people were stranded in the district as rivers continue to swell from incessant rain and onrush of water from upstream in Moulvibazar, reports UNB.Monu, Dhalai and Kushiara rivers are flowing 85cm, 24cm and 53cm respectively above the danger level.According to Moulvibazar Water Development Board, new areas were inundated after an embankment collapsed at Bishnupur village in Rahimpur union of Kamalganj upazila.Previously, Rampasha, Haktiarkhola, Ghoramara and other villages in the area were flooded after the collapse of an embankment.Overflow of the Dhalai River waterlogged several villages including Pratapi, Jagannathpur, Jaganshala at Rahimpur union while 300 families were marooned in Khalilpur union.People of five villages in Bilashpar area of Sreemangal upazila were marooned because of onrush of water from upstream. Flash flood also left hundreds of people in Rajnagar and Kamarchak union marooned.According to district administration office, 46,000 people are stranded across Moulvibazar.Those affected by flood have been provided with 36 metric tons of rice and 1,000 packets of dried food. Two shelter centres have been opened in Sherpur of Sadar upazila.last_img read more

India clicked candid

first_imgThe ongoing photo exhibition Colours Of India curated by Delhi Photography Club wraps up Tuesday. The show that kick started on 12 July at India Habitat Centre displays photographs clicked by Kaynat Kazi. It is  a narration of some of the rare arts getting even rarer each passing day. From colourful block prints, elaborate Mughal crafts to blue pottery and meenakari, Colors of India is more than just a story. The ‘rani’ pink of mystical Rajasthan; the pastel shades of southern India; the joyous, bright hues of the northern frontier; and the bright colors of the east offer a insight into the blend of India’s history and modernism.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kazi is a photographer who loves travelling to unfrequented places – from the heights of Ladakh, villages of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra – and captures diverse cultures that usually escape the regular eye. Her special interest lies in capturing female expressions and candid photography. She believes that the moment the subject is conscious of being clicked, the original element is lost.last_img read more

Somnaths family denies CPIM request to drape body with red flag

first_imgKolkata: Being hurt with the decision of expelling him from the party, family members of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee didn’t allow CPI(M) members to put the party’s flag on his last remains.His family members didn’t approve the proposal of the party’s leaders to put a flag on his last remains, recollecting the time when he was extremely upset with the decision of the party to expel him from its ranks.Anushila Basu, Chatterjee’s daughter, said: “My mother didn’t agree with their proposal and we also didn’t want it to happen.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn the same breath, Basu appreciated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that she knows whom to give respect. Chatterjee was given a 21 gun salute in the state Assembly. She further said that the Chief Minister had a high respect for her father, who was the first person she went to meet after coming to power.It may be recalled that Chatterjee was expelled from the party in 2008, after he decided to continue as the Speaker in the Parliament, despite the party withdrawing its support from the UPA government. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn reply to a question on why the last remains of the former Speaker was not taken to CPI(M)’s headquarter at Alimuddin Street, Basu said: “Its not about taking the last remains there. Of course they (CPI(M) leaders) have shown their respects. But we didn’t approve the proposal of putting the party’s flag on his body.””My mother told me that she didn’t want it to happen as she had realised the situation through which he (Chatterjee) had passed (after he was expelled). He was very upset. But he never passed any statement against the party,” said Basu, adding that his decision to continue as Speaker was known to Jyoti Basu. When asked whether the party has given Chatterjee the respect that he deserved, Basu said that it is quite clear from today’s condition of the party whether they have given him respect or not.While speaking about the 10 time Lok Sabha MP, his daughter recollected that he always used to go to the Parliament with complete preparation.It may be mentioned that 30 of his speeches have found space in a book that was published from the Parliament.last_img read more

How social isolation may increase stress

first_imgResearchers have found that long term chronic isolation cause the build-up of a chemical in the brain, that increases stress, aggression and fear. The mice isolated for two weeks showed behavioural changes like, increased aggressiveness towards unfamiliar mice, persistent fear, and hypersensitivity to threatening stimuli.When encountering a threatening stimulus, mice that have been socially isolated remain frozen in place long after the threat has passed, whereas normal mice stop freezing soon after the threat is removed, the research said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAlthough the study was done in mice, it has potential implications for understanding how chronic stress affects humans and has potential applications for treating mental health disorders, said lead author Moriel Zelikowsky, postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology in the US.Previous studies have determined that social isolation for two weeks in mice resulted in the upregulation of the signalling molecule neuropeptide, tachykinin 2 (Tac2)/neurokinin B (NkB) – a short protein molecule. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn the new study, published in the journal Cell, the team found that chronicsolation leads to an increase in Tac2 gene expression and the production of a neuropeptide called neurokinin B (NkB) throughout the brain. But, administration of a drug that chemically blocks NkB-specific receptors enabled the stressed mice to behave normally, eliminating the negative effects of social isolation. On the other hand, artificially increasing Tac2 levels and activating the corresponding neurons in normal, animals led them to behave like isolated and stressed, the research showed.Suppressing the Tac2 gene in certain different brain parts, increased fear behaviours, or aggression accordingly, implying that it must increase in different brain regions to produce the various effects of social isolation, the researchers said.last_img read more