zoomIllustration. Source: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Norway-based bulk ship operator Belships has agreed to acquire a 55,866 dwt bulk carrier from Prospero Marine, a company controlled by Greek shipowner Elias Kulukundis. The bulker Sephora, built in 2007 by Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries, was purchased at a price of USD 12 million, of which half would be paid in cash.Belships explained that the remaining consideration would be settled through a proposed issue of 7,405,114 new shares to the seller of the vessel. The agreed share price in the transaction is NOK 7.00 per share.The transaction is Belships’ third acquisition in less than a month. The group is scheduled to take delivery of the Supramax Sephora in July 2019. With the latest addition, Belships’ fleet would consist of 19 Supramax/Ultramax bulk carriers, including a newbuilding being delivered from Imabari Shipbuilding, Japan in the first half of 2020.The company said it expects the cash payment to be fully financed within the financing package, revealed in mid-March 2019. Belships secured the USD 140 million loan, that replaced the group’s senior debt of USD 105 million, with an aim to add more Ultramaxes and Supramaxes to its fleet.The loan is available in two tranches, an initial one of USD 110 million that replaced Belships’ loan, while the second tranche of USD 30 million was made available for fleet expansion.
The 2013 GRAMMY Camp application deadline is March 31. Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. The deadline for the 2013 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs is Oct. 22. Applications for both programs are available at www.grammyintheschools.com. GRAMMY In The Schools Live! is part of the GRAMMY Week series of events, culminating with Music’s Biggest Night. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).Tickets are available here.Source:Grammy.org The fourth annual GRAMMY In The Schools Live! concert will take place Feb. 6 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.The concert will feature a special guest performance by Latin GRAMMY- and GRAMMY-winning artist Juanes with members of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session along with student alumni from GRAMMY Camp and GRAMMY Signature Schools.GRAMMY In The Schools Live!— A Celebration Of Music & Education is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and the Starkey Hearing Foundation, with support from Best Buy and Converse. GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools are programs designed for U.S. high school students and high school music programs, and are part of the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY in the Schools offerings. GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an interactive residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. High school singers and instrumentalists are eligible to audition for GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. Selectees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the annual GRAMMY Awards, participate in high-profile GRAMMY Week performances and recording sessions, and attend the GRAMMY telecast. The GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top public high schools across the country for outstanding commitment to their music education programs.
Posted: April 2, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Chula Vista, San Diego schools honored by California Department of Education for improved test scores Twitter: @LomaVerdeSchoolCHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Loma Verde Elementary in Chula Vista was among nearly three dozen schools in San Diego County and 290 statewide to be honored Monday by the California Department of Education for improvement in standardized test scores for English-language learners and low-income students.A majority of the students at Loma Verde, which is located six miles from the Mexico border, come from non-English-speaking backgrounds and 77 percent of the student body is considered low-income. The school boosted standardized test scores over a two-year period by 24 percent in math and 23 percent in English for English-language learners and by 24 percent in English and 19 percent in math for low-income students by creating a curriculum that uses chants, collaborative discussions and inquiry-based learning, according to the DOE.Loma Verde was among 33 San Diego County campuses and 287 total in the state to be named a Distinguished School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.The program, which returned this year after a three-year break, recognizes elementary schools that have made noteworthy gains in state performance standards.“These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams,” Torlakson said. “Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.”The other San Diego County Schools honored were:— Bostonia Language Academy Cajon Valley Union— Ada W. Harris Elementary, Cardiff Elementary School District— Aviara Oaks Elementary, Carlsbad Unified— Pacific Rim Elementary, Carlsbad Unified— Cook (Hazel Goes) Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary School District— Veterans Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary— San Onofre Elementary, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District— Monterey Ridge Elementary, Poway Unified— Park Village Elementary, Poway Unified— Willow Grove Elementary, Poway Unified— Barnard Elementary, San Diego Unified— Benchley/Weinberger Elementary, San Diego Unified— Chesterton Elementary, San Diego Unified— Edison Elementary, San Diego Unified— Elevate Elementary, San Diego Unified— Gage Elementary, San Diego Unified— Garfield Elementary, San Diego Unified— Green Elementary, San Diego Unified— Hancock Elementary, San Diego Unified— Holmes Elementary, San Diego Unified— Jerabek Elementary, San Diego Unified— La Jolla Elementary, San Diego Unified— Miller Elementary, San Diego Unified— Miramar Ranch Elementary, San Diego Unified— Sessions Elementary, San Diego Unified— Toler Elementary, San Diego Unified— Nye Elementary, San Diego Unified— San Elijo Elementary, San Marcos Unified— Ocean View Hills, San Ysidro Elementary— Skyline Elementary, Solana Beach Elementary School District— Solana Pacific Elementary, Solana Beach Elementary School District— Empresa Elementary, Vista Unified Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom April 2, 2018
Kolkata: A huge explosion took place inside a club at Mallarpur in Birbhum late on Saturday night.It is alleged that huge quantities of explosive materials were stored in the club which exploded due to heat. According to sources, a few members of Meghdoot Club in Mallarpur were watching cricket match inside the club. After the match ended they locked the club door and went back home. Around 2 am, local residents woke up to a sound of blast. When they went out they saw the back portion of the club building had collapsed due to the blast. Also, the fire had broken out due to the explosion. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe police and fire brigade immediately were informed. Two fire tenders from Rampurhat fire station went to the spot and doused the flames. Police suspect that the explosives were stored inside the club with some ill motives by one or more club members. But the members have denied the allegations. They demanded a high level inquiry in the incident. On Sunday bomb squad of state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) went to the spot and collected samples. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateTrinamool leader Anubrata Mondal alleged that the BJP is behind the blast as the club is managed by BJP workers. But the saffron party has denied the allegation. Sleuths are probing to find out what kind of explosive material was stored inside the club. Also, police are questioning club members to find clues related to the blast. However, members of the club alleged that someone has planted the explosives and they were not responsible for the incident.