zoom Bermuda-based Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has reached a time charter agreement for one of its Suezmax vessels with an oil major British Petroleum (BP).The company informed that the deal was signed for a period of two years, adding that the contract’s “minimum rate is well above our cash break-even level with an index linked formula providing for upside potential to NAT.”The parties did not reveal the name of the vessel in question, nor the agreed charter rate for the period.NAT’s ship is set to start working under the contract in mid-September.The latest charter contract come only weeks after the company reached separate time charter agreements with Shell, ExxonMobil and other major oil companies both in the West and in the East.NAT has now five vessels on longer term contracts with major oil companies worldwide. In addition, the company has shorter contracts with other major energy companies in the East and in the West.
Willow Fiddler APTN National NewsA coroner’s jury examining the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay gave their recommendations this week.The students were all from remote communities, and only in the city to go to school.The jury heard from over 100 witnesses, and gave more than 100 recommendations.But some people who testified at the inquest think the biggest issue might have been overlooked.
Louisville, shaking off another sluggish start, finished the national championship game and the college basketball season with a bang, fending off Michigan to capture its third NCAA Tournament title Monday night at the Georgia Dome.The Cardinals’ 82-76 victory was born of unmatched depth and poise. It also helped that they were inspired by injured guard Kevin Ware and coached by Rick Pitino, who became the first to ever coach two different teams to the championship.Not only that, but Pitino earlier Monday was named an inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame.“I had the 13 toughest guys I’ve ever coached,” Pitino said. “I’m just amazed they could accomplish everything we put out there.”It was not easy. Led by player of the year Trey Burke (24 points) and freshman Spike Albrecht, who had 17-first-half points, Michigan led by 12 points in the first half and seemed in control of the game. It was then that Louisville’s toughness showed up. Reserve Luke Hancock, who was huge in the semifinal win over Wichita State, delivered again, hitting four straight three-pointers that actually put the Cardinals in front by one just before halftime.Michigan got two free throws to earn a one-point halftime advantage, but Louisville had built momentum. Hancock went on to become the Final Four’s most outstanding player for his career-high 22 points Monday night.But he had plenty of help. Point guard Peyton Siva was outstanding in attacking the Michigan defense and forward Chane Behanon (15 points, 12 rebounds) was an inside force, as Louisville pulled ahead 76-66 and did what it needed to do to earn the title.Ware, the guard from metro Atlanta whose legged snapped in gruesome fashion in the Duke win, cut down what remained of the nets in the Cardinals’ post-championship celebration. Ware’s poise and strength got them pass Duke and his presence on the sideline at the Georgia Dome fueled them.Still, some players said they were inspired by something else. Pitino told the team he would get a tattoo if they won the national championship.Siva (18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) called it, “Our biggest motivation.”Pitino said he would fulfill his promise. What’s a tattoo to a man who had the week he has, which included the Hall of Fame announcement, his horse winning the Santa Anita Derby to set up a Kentucky Derby run, and his son, Richard, getting the coaching job at Minnesota?The championship is what he wanted most, and Pitino and the Cardinal nation can bask in that achievement.
HORRIFIC SCENE: Do not let this be called anything else but DOMESTIC TERRORISM. AP reports 2dead 13critical & dozens injured. #MandalayBay pic.twitter.com/q7faKkCPpN— Eduardo Samaniego (@EduSamani) October 2, 2017More than 520 people were hospitalized and at least 58 were killed, including two unidentified off-duty Las Vegas Metro Police officers. KUSI Newsroom LAS VEGAS (KUSI) — At least 59 people were killed, including the gunman, and several hundred were injured when they were hit with bullets from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto concert-goers watching headliner Jason Aldean perform Sunday night.The country music star was performing for 22,000 people at an outdoor three-day music festival called Route 91 Harvest Festival when a gunman — identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite Nevada — opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino room across from the concert. Left: Photo of 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. Right: Windows shot out of a room at the Mandalay Bay hotel, where Paddock was believed to have rained bullets onto a crowd of concert-goers (Getty Images). There was no stated motive for the attack, but officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said they do not believe there is a threat to the United States at this time. The Federal Bureau of Investigations said Monday they do not believe the attack had any link to terrorist groups, despite ISIS claiming responsibility for the shooting without any evidence. The gunman was described as a “lone wolf.”A woman previously considered a person-of-interest was found outside of the country at the time of the attack, police said. Marilou Danley, 62, was Paddock’s roommate and was not believed to be involved. Las Vegas shooting leaves at least 59 dead, including gunman, several hundred injured in deadliest attack in US history My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017Previously, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando in June 2016. In that attack, 49 people were killed. @FBILasVegas is asking anyone with videos or photos from the 10/1/17 Las Vegas shooting to please call 1-800-CALLFBI (255-5324)— FBI Las Vegas (@FBILasVegas) October 2, 2017Paddock did not have any previous criminal history, according to police. His brother, Eric Paddock told reporters in Orlando, Florida his brother was “not a normal guy” and that he played high-stakes video poker. They were last in contact in September, Eric Paddock said. Speaking from the White House Monday, President Donald Trump offered his support to the victims of the attack. He called the shooting an “act of pure evil” and said he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.”I feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that binds us today and always will,” Trump said. Earlier in the day, the president tweeted his condolences: October 2, 2017 To my beloved friends in #LasVegas, my thoughts and prayers are with you today. pic.twitter.com/C3kUkjoVzw— Lisa Remillard (@LisaRemillard) October 2, 2017 Insane…. this JUST happened. #PrayForVegas pic.twitter.com/RWgjFW7BHy— Luke (@LukeBroadlick) October 2, 2017 Posted: October 2, 2017 KUSI Newsroom, We are sadden to report that one of the deceased from Sunday night’s shooting, was an off-duty #LVMPD police officer. #LVMPDnews— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017About 15 to 20 San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officers were at the weekend music festival, but all were okay, SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Monday. The department was working to gather an exact count of officers and identify who exactly was in attendance. The Los Angeles Police Department said one of their off-duty officers was shot in the leg but was expected to recover. LA County Sheriff’s officials said two off-duty employees were struck by gunfire. One was in critical condition and the other was stable.Related Link: California law enforcement officers wounded in Las VegasAn Orange County sheriff’s deputy, a Bakersfield police officer and an Ontario police officer were among the more than 500 people injured Sunday. Aldean was in the middle of a song when shots were fired rapidly over the crowd. The music paused momentarily and began again, before a second round of shots rang out, a witness told Associated Press. Video from the scene shows Aldean stopping his performance and running from the stage as concert-goers scattered. The country star posted on Instagram, “Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don’t know what to say… My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night.”With several hundred people injured, hospital rooms were jammed with patients transported by ambulance and driven in cars. Those who were missing family or friends were asked to call 1-866-535-5654. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said at a news conference Monday he visited some of the injured at local hospitals and described the victims as feeling angry and confused. He called the act cowardly and despicable. A SWAT team stormed the gunman’s hotel, using explosives to get access inside, and found Paddock dead. Officers believe he killed himself. At least eight weapons, including many long rifles, were found in the hotel room. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombado said 18 additional firearms, explosives and several hundred rounds of ammo were found in the suspect’s home. 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