Norwegian dry bulk specialist Western Bulk has signed up with Oceanbolt, an Oslo-based tech startup, in an effort to leverage real-time insights into the dry bulk market. “Western Bulk joins our platform as a data partner and will provide valuable domain expertise and data which will allow us to train and further improve the accuracy of our historical and predictive algorithms,” Oceanbolt noted. “Western Bulk will leverage Oceanbolt’s Data API and web-based Analytics Dashboard to further strengthen the analytical efforts of their in-house data scientists and analysts and to aid the commercial and operational understanding of the chartering and operations teams.” As explained, the insights available in the platform are based on analyzing the automatic identification system (AIS) data in real-time, and utilizing geospatial analytics algorithms in combination with a comprehensive polygon database. “Western Bulk sees great potential in the context that such a system provides, and going forward aims to blend this real-time & historical data with our other data sources and proprietary systems to allow for greater market insight and knowledge for our Chartering, Operations, and Analytics teams,” the company said. Oceanbolt is an online market intelligence platform for the dry bulk industry that provides real-time insights into trade flows, tonnage flow, fleet speed, dry docking and congestion. Image Courtesy: Western Bulk “Oceanbolt’s primary focus on minor dry bulk, cloud-based systems with open APIs and combined with a shared desire to extract the full value of data in the shipping industry, made this a natural partner selection for us. We look forward to working closely with them going forward.” “The partnership commenced on 1 May 2020 and marks a milestone for Oceanbolt in our quest for participating to create a digital and data-driven shipping industry,” the maritime intelligence company added.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is once again sponsoring the Dr. Jack Judy and Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarships to support future sheep farmers through its scholarship program. OSIA is offering a minimum of one $1,500 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship to deserving students, which have graduated from high school, and college students pursuing college degrees. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in Agriculture.“The Ohio sheep industry depends on young people who are considering and pursuing a career that will be beneficial to the Ohio and United States sheep industry,” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.Although accurate information is not available prior to the year 2003; since the year 2003 27 Ohio sheep youth have received $18,050 in scholarships from the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund. As 2016 was the initial year of the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund, one recipient received a scholarship for $1,500.00. For a list of past scholarship recipients, go to www.ohiosheep.org and then to scholarships, you will find those that have benefitted from the OSIA scholarship program.Applicants or their parents must be members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and a 2017 graduating high school senior enrolled in, or a student currently attending a college or technical school. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by June 30, 2017.Memorial contributions and private donations continue to be collected for the Judy and Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship’s, if you are interested, please contact Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director at [email protected] for more information.For more information about the Dr. Jack Judy or Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship, other scholarship offerings and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, contact 614-246-8904 or visit the website at ofbf.org/foundation.
Two points into the final game of his Australian Open quarterfinal against Roger Federer on Tuesday, Stanislas Wawrinka steadied himself to try and return a forehand smash.Roger Federer returns to Stanislas Wawrinka during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday. APWawrinka playfully threw his racket up over his head in a mock attempt to return it. Forget it, the ball sailed past him and Federer won the point.It was that kind of match for Wawrinka. Federer faced just one break point, winning all 13 of his service games, got 77 per cent of his first serves in and polished off his Beijing Olympics doubles gold medalist teammate 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 in 1 hour, 47 minutes.”When it’s clicking it’s really a good feeling, and I don’t ask too many questions,” Federer said of his outstanding serve.All facets of Federer’s game were working Tuesday as he advanced to the semifinals, where he’ll meet either Novak Djokovic or Tomas Berdych.Still in the realm of probability for the defending champion is a final against Rafael Nadal and a chance to prevent the Spanish lefthander from winning his fourth consecutive Grand Slam. No man has held all four major titles since Rod Laver in 1969.Nadal plays fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in one quarterfinal Wednesday, while Andy Murray takes on Alexandr Dolgopolov in the other.Federer is not looking ahead to Nadal just yet.””It’s normal to follow Rafa in a big way because he’s going for something particularly very special,” Federer said. “My focus is not playing him in the finals quite yet. He still has to win a few matches against really tough players ahead of him. I got my hands full … I’m not quite there.”advertisementTop-seeded Caroline Woznacki is nearly there, advancing to a semi-final against China’s Li Na. The 20-year-old Danish player was under intense pressure early against French Open champion Francesca Schiavione before beating the Italian veteran 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.Li advanced to the semi-finals for the second year in a row at Melbourne Park after beating Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-2, 6-4.The other women’s semi-finalists will be decided Wednesday when second-seeded Vera Zvonareva plays Petra Kvitova and U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters takes on Agnieszka Radwanska.Wozniacki rallied from a set and a break down to beat Schiavone and ensure she’d maintain the No. 1 ranking after this tournament.Schiavone dominated the opening set and a half before the effects of her previous match kicked in. She beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in a three-set match lasting 4 hours, 44 minutes, a record for a women’s Grand Slam singles match.”Maybe in the third set I felt a little bit something physically, but it’s not an excuse,” Schiavone said. “I think I gave the best that I could do.”Wozniacki described Schiavone as a “fighter.””She started off really, really well and I didn’t feel like I had the right timing,” Wozniacki said. “So it was difficult for me in the beginning, but I fought back and I’m so happy that I’m standing here as the winner.”The match point was contentious – first called out by a line judge. An overruled by chair umpire Eva Aseraki forced Wozniacki to ask for a video ruling, which confirmed the initial call ended the match.Schiavone knew the match was over even before the replay – “I saw the ball was out, was no chance,” she said.Li, who lost the 2010 semi-final in two tiebreak sets to eventual champion Serena Williams, came to Melbourne after winning the title at a tune-up event in Sydney and is on a 10-match winning streak.”I’s good for me. I mean, the second time in the Grand Slam semi-final, always in the Australia Open, and also before I played well in Sydney,” she said. “Hopefully I can do better in this year, and everyone will see me again.”Li was the first Chinese woman to win a WTA tour event, and the first to enter the top 10. Her run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2006 was the best for a Chinese player in a major at the time. Now her return to the semis is a first.No Chinese woman has won a major, but Petkovic thinks that can change here.”I think she played really well. I think she’s going to win the tournament,” Petkovic said. “She moves very well, she has a great footwork. She takes the ball very early. She plays flat and deep. She has this sneaky aggressive play, I would call it.”advertisement
Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said here Friday that China is ready to further lift the level of cooperation with the Bahamas.Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), said in a meeting with Bahamas President of Senate Sharon Wilson that China-Bahamas relations are at the best level in history.Yu said since Chinese President Xi’s historic visit to the Caribbean last year, bilateral relations have made continuous progress. He said the two sides should implement the leaders’ consensus by deepening mutual trust, expanding practical cooperation, increasing people-to-people contact and cooperating closely on international affairs.Yu said the CPPCC is ready to step up cooperation with relevant organizations of the Bahamas to promote the growth of bilateral links.Wilson said the Bahamas is committed to long-term cooperation with China and is ready to make a positive effort to promote bilateral cooperation in all areas. Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Related Items:bahamas, beijing, caribbean, china, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, sharon wilson, Yu Zhengsheng Recommended for you
Service members should be able to use their tuition assistance benefit to cover the cost of obtaining professional licenses and technical certifications, members of the DOD Military Family Readiness Council said last week.The department should consider opening up the use of tuition assistance funding for uses beyond accredited education institutions since gaining technical certifications will be one of the primary avenues “our young men and women who are leaving the service are going to find employment in the civilian sector,” Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey said at the Sept. 14 meeting.Not every soldier wants to attend college, Dailey said.The idea will be one of five the council submits to the secretary of defense as part of its annual recommendations for supporting military families, reported Military Times. The recommendation would have to go through a number of steps before the department approves it.The council also wants to recommend that service members be able to transfer their tuition assistance benefit to spouses. Currently, only spouses of junior personnel are eligible for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account program, which helps pay for spouses’ costs associated with pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees, according to the story.Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody said the council and DOD should collaborate to study how education benefits affect the entire military family. There may be periods when a service member doesn’t take advantage of the tuition assistance benefit to enroll in a college class but a spouse could, Cody said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR