Batting great Sachin Tendulkar heaped rich praise on Bangladesh cricket team for their consistent performances at World Cup 2019.Bangladesh were in the semi-final race until Tuesday as they headed into the match with 7 points from as many matches. However, Mashrafe Mortaza’s men lost to India by 28 runs in their 8th match of World Cup 2019 in Birmingham to crash out of the semi-final race.However, Bangladesh’s brand of cricket in England over the last month has impressed Sachin Tendulkar.The former India captain, speaking to India Today, stressed that Bangladesh had run India close in their chase of 315 against India and that they could have gotten closer to the total had they strung a few more partnerships in the middle over.Shakib Al Hasan, who has become the first player to hit over 500 runs and pick up more than 10 wickets in a World Cup, led the chase but he fell for 66. Mohammad Saifuddin, who walked out at No. 8, came up with a valiant half-century and gave India a bit of a scare, before Jasprit Bumrah came back to clean up the tail at the death.”They [Bangladesh] have played well in this tournament. It’s not just one-off good performance. They have consistently played well. Credit to them. Even today, if those partnerships had flourished… then the game would have gotten even closer,” Sachin Tendulkar said.”We talk about Bangladesh brand of cricket… this is the best I have seen of Bangladesh,” Tendulkar added.Bangladesh opened their campaign by stunning South Africa but defeats to England and New Zealand derailed their campaign. The Asian side though stormed back into the campaign, chasing a 322-run target in just 41.3 overs.advertisementBangladesh will now play for pride when they take on Pakistan at Lord’s in London on Friday, July 5.Also Read | Rohit Sharma played chess with Bangladesh bowling attack, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli in furious argument with umpires after losing reviewAlso Read | Fortune favours the brave, says Rohit Sharma after match-winning 104 vs BangladeshAlso Read | World Cup 2019: What happens to Pakistan if England beat New Zealand?
zoom NYSE-listed dry bulk shipping company Genco Shipping & Trading Limited has managed to significantly cut its net losses so far this year.For the second quarter of 2017 ended June 30, the company’s net loss stood at USD 14.5 million, against a net loss of USD 110.6 million seen in the same period a year earlier.The company’s revenues increased to USD 45.4 million in the quarter from USD 31.9 million reported for the three months ended June 30, 2016. The increase was primarily due to higher spot market rates achieved by the majority of the company’s vessels during the second quarter of 2017 versus the same period last year, partially offset by the operation of fewer vessels during the quarter.The average daily time charter equivalent (TCE) rates obtained by the fleet was USD 8,439 per day, up from USD 4,618 earned a year earlier, primarily due to higher spot rates achieved by the majority of Genco’s vessels.“During the second quarter, we took additional steps to strengthen our leading and sizeable drybulk platform as the market continues its recovery. Our ongoing success optimizing the profile and deployment of Genco’s diversified fleet provides us significant optionality in a rising market,” John C. Wobensmith, Chief Executive Officer, said.“Our year-over-year results improved and reflected higher spot market rates achieved by the majority of the vessels in our fleet. This enabled Genco to increase its cash position to USD 181 million at the end of the second quarter, further enhancing our financial flexibility,” Apostolos Zafolias, Chief Financial Officer, said.During the first six months of 2017, Genco shrunk its net loss to USD 30.1 million from USD 165.1 million seen in the first half of 2016.Revenues increased to USD 83.6 million for the six-month period from USD 52.8 million reported in the same period a year earlier, mainly driven by higher spot market rates.TCE rates increased to USD 7,458 per day for the first half of the year from USD 3,622 per day for the six months ended June 30, 2016.As of August 7, 2017, Genco’s fleet consists of 13 Capesize, six Panamax, four Ultramax, 21 Supramax, one Handymax and 15 Handysize vessels with an aggregate capacity of around 4,68 million dwt.
Tags: Myrtle Beach Many of Myrtle Beach’s Can-Am Days discounts available through spring MYRTLE BEACH — Good news for Canadians! Discounts and savings during the 57th annual Canadian-American Festival, which takes place this year from March 10-18, have been extended throughout the spring season.Ranging from 25-55%, the discounts are designed to help Canadians ‘make up’ the difference in the Canadian exchange rate. Through May 2018, travellers with a valid Canadian passport can receive discounts at select hotels, attractions, golf courses, restaurants and live entertainment venues during their visit to the Myrtle Beach Area.Can-Am discounts are offered to offset at least a portion of the 80-cents-on-the-dollar Canadian to U.S. dollar ratio. It is the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s hope that with these discounts, the destination will continue to be popular among Canadians looking to escape the cold this spring.“We have seen a growing number of Canadian visitors to the Myrtle Beach area, especially in the past decade,” said Julie Ellis, public relations and communications manager for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. “The late winter and early spring seasons offer mild weather, more affordable accommodations and more elbow room at area attractions. The special promotions for our Canadian neighbors provide even more incentive by bridging the gap in the exchange rate.”More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsSeveral hotels, resorts and attractions are offering deep discounts during Can-Am Days and throughout the spring for Canadians, including:Crown Reef Beach Resort and WaterparkLandmark Oceanfront ResortPrince Resort at the Cherry Grove PierSeaside ResortVacation Myrtle Beach ResortsCoral Beach Resort & SuitesOceanfront Litchfield InnGrande Shores Ocean ResortOcean Creek ResortSea Watch ResortSouth Wind on the OceanAvista Resorthotel BLUEBeach Colony ResortSea Crest Oceanfront ResortBeach Cove ResortCaravelle ResortSand N Sun ResortCaptain’s Quarters Oceanfront ResortOther attractions in the area that are also offering deals include the Myrtle Beach Speedway, Ripley’s Myrtle Beach Attractions, WonderWorks and The Carolina Opry. Special discounts are available for valid dates listed on the individual deal/coupon. To receive discounts, visitors must show a valid Canadian ID.This year, Myrtle Beach will welcome Canadians with a wide array of new developments and offerings, including a new Pearl Harbor Exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium, a new park and building complex in the Market Common district featuring three miles of new paths and picnic tables (opening by summer), and a new restaurant district in the Barefoot Landing shopping and entertainment complex.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionOther new attractions include The Asher Theatre, Myrtle Beach’s newest live performance, conference and event centre, a new Topgolf featuring point-scoring golf games, food, drinks and live music, and a 55,000 square-foot complex that will bring new restaurants, retail stores and a live music venue to the boardwalk (opening by April).As for accommodations, Strand Capital Group is collaborating with Hilton Grand Vacations to build a new hotel featuring 33 luxury oceanfront units, scheduled to open in summer 2019. Plans are also in the works to demolish two Breakers Resort buildings and replace them with a Marriott branded resort (construction to begin in fall 2018), while ground has already broken for a 17-storey Residence Inn Marriott (completion date TBD). In addition, a new oceanfront resort property developed by Buchanan Motels called South Bay Inn & Suites is currently under construction, opening in May 2018 with 242 guestrooms, a gym, game room, bar area and sit-down restaurant.Nonstop flights to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from Toronto are available on Porter Airlines and WestJet. For more information go to VisitMyrtleBeach.ca. << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group