Young heroes used CPR to save classmate’s life

first_imgTwo quick-thinking Donegal students have been honoured for saving the life of their classmate at school.Ruby Hurst (20) and Odhrán O’Neill (19) acted quickly in a life or death situation last year when a fellow student collapsed suddenly after P.E. class.Thanks to their immediate CPR efforts on that fateful October day, the young person was given a chance to live. Ruby and Odhrán sprang into action when the emergency occurred and, as Odhrán sped to locate the school’s defibrillator, Ruby began ‘working’ on the student.Together they worked as a team to perform CPR while they awaited the arrival of the emergency ambulance.The end result was that they succeeded in keeping the student alive; their early intervention gave the student a chance.Both Odhrán and Ruby were both duly qualified in CPR after volunteering in a course run by Irish Water Safety in Ballyshannon. And when the hour of need came, they had the skills to act quickly and safely.Odhrán and Ruby were both honoured with the Community Safety Award at the inaugural Garda National Youth Awards on Saturday.Chief Collette Quinn with Award Winners Ruby Hurst and Odhran O Neill at the naugural Garda National Youth AwardsThe event saw 22 awards presented to over 100 young people aged 13 – 21 in recognition of their contribution to making their communities better places to live.Odhrán and Ruby were nominated by Principal Jimmy Keogh of Coláiste Cholmcille and highly praised for their decision to sign on for the life-saving CPR course.Young heroes used CPR to save classmate’s life was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:colaiste cholmcilleCommunity Safety Awardinaugural Garda National Youth AwardsOdhrán O’NeillRuby Hurstlast_img read more

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Letterkenny panto to move from An Grianan Theatre after almost 20 years

first_imgThe 2020 Letterkenny Pantomime Society’s annual production is moving from An Grianan Theatre to the Aura Leisure Centre next January.While no official comment has been forthcoming from the pantomime society, it is believed the change of venue has been under consideration for the past two years.The Tirconaill Tribune today reports the move is due to cost overheads and the economics of scale for the production of ten community shows aimed at delivering maximum return in line with the workload and efforts of the many groups who make the production viable every year. For many, this is their only fundraising avenue and the panto committee is acutely aware that without the efforts of the voluntary groups, their shows would be in serious financial difficulties.It is estimated that to date the Letterkenny Pantomime society has donated in the region of €400,000 to a range of voluntary groups.Regarded as one of the most popular family shows in Donegal, the pantomime history is steeped in legend; not only in entertainment value but in the huge input it has established as a major fundraiser for so many voluntary groups.For many who visit the panto, they are amazed at the level of the professionalism brought to bear on the presentation and are astounded that this is a fully amateur show and nobody on stage is paid. The 2020 show is ‘Cinderella’ which is one of the most popular productions in the world of pantomime.The show will run for five nights in the Aura in the third week of January and plans are at an advanced stage to create a one thousand seater theatre with professional stage facilities to match.Rehearsals are due to get underway in the coming weeks and the search to find ‘Cinderella’ and the leading man is already underway.The Letterkenny pantomime is steeped in the legend of the town dating back to the days of the Devlin Hall and some of the great characters from that era are now long dead.Patrick Doherty has been the show’s director since it was revived over thirty years ago. In recent years it has embraced the concept of charitable groups including the Donegal Hospice, sports: SVP: Pieta House, Mary’s Meals, the Little Angels school, sport clubs the national school committees sponsoring the main nights of the show.This has proven to be a huge success… but at the same time it involves them selling the seats and ensuring the show is a sell-out.From humble beginnings in the Devlin Hall, the production has had a number of homes in the intervening years: the Literary Institute: St. Eunan’s College: the Community Centre: The Mount Errigal Hotel: An Grianan Theatre… and now the Aura Leisure Centre.After a lull in productions following ten years in the Community Centre, the show moved to An Grianan in 2000 and has played there for nineteen seasons. Noel O’Connell of the Hospice committee backed the initial production in An Grianan since there was no funding to bankroll the show.The production team guaranteed they would deliver £5,000 to the Hospice Funds and Mr. O’Connell put his own money on the line to ensure the show would go ahead.In the event, a sum of more than £16,000 was donated to the Hospice and so began a very successful era of truly great shows.Auditions for Cinderella are scheduled for the coming weeks and all roles are up for grabs.Letterkenny panto to move from An Grianan Theatre after almost 20 years was last modified: August 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Nellie knew best, drafting Stephen Curry in 2009 despite his parents’ desires

first_imgGood thing for a lot of people that Don Nelson doesn’t take “I beg you not to do this thing” for an answer.Nelson has long maintained that it was his wish to pick Stephen Curry in the 2009 NBA draft. He didn’t think it would be possible. When Curry fell to the Warriors at No. 7, Nelson was euphoric — and still is.Turns out there was another dynamic in play that night.According to an NBC Sports Bay Area report, before Nelson drafted Stephen Curry, he had a conversation with Dell Curry, …last_img read more

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WATCH: South Africa’s 2017 budget speech

first_imgFinance minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 budget speech promises to steer South Africa clear of the rocks. Find out just how he will do that in this live stream of the speech from Parliament.Economists anticipate finance minister Pravin Gordhan to announce tax hikes and cost cuts at this year’s budget speech. (Image: Flickr, World Economic Forum)Finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, will deliver his budget speech to Parliament this afternoon at 14:00.Watch the live stream of the speech below:Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Nigerian artist wins prestigious South African art prize

first_imgPeju Alatise is the 2017 winner of the FNB Art Prize. The Nigerian mixed-medium artist explores strong African narratives with a focus on the experiences of contemporary African women.Peju Alatise’s mixed-medium installation Flying Girls was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in June 2017. (Image: Peju Alatise)CD AndersonAlatise’s various early paintings, later sculptures and current installations will be the showcase exhibit at the tenth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair, to be held in Sandton from 8-10 September 2017.The fair, one of South Africa’s leading art events, will feature more than 60 exhibitions across five categories, including traditional and modern art. Artists and cultural organisations from 11 countries, including the United States, will be part of the event.Alatise’s work was nominated for the award by Johannesburg’s Red Door Gallery. Gallery founder Bola Asiru felt that her work best communicated both the African and female experience. “Peju’s work is filled with strong societal narratives on the realities of life in Africa,” Asiru said.Born in 1975 in Lagos, Nigeria, Alatise studied architecture before being inspired by the jarring and honest visual art of fellow Nigerian artist David Dale. She later trained with Dale, as well as worked with traditional artisans around Africa, learning to incorporate materials such as beads, cloth and natural resins into her increasingly ambitious works.Alatise has exhibited around the world, including at the Smithsonian Institute of African Art in the US and the Venice Biennale in Italy, one of the world’s longest running and most respected art events. Her earlier paintings and more recent multimedia pieces are also in a number of private collections as well as permanent exhibits around the world.“It’s time for [her] message to be taken to the rest of Africa and there is no better platform for this than the FNB Joburg Art Fair,” Asiru said.“[The Biennale is the] highest level of exhibiting an artist can be honoured with,” Alatise told CNN earlier this year. “It is the Olympics of the arts.” The particular work exhibited in Venice, titled Flying Girls, is an eight-sculpture installation of winged girls in mid-flight, representing “a strong societal narrative on the realities faced by women in Africa”. The piece will on show at the Joburg Art Fair.Peju Alatise’s mixed-medium installation Flying Girls was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in June 2017. (Image: Peju Alatise)Announcing her win on its website, the Art Fair describes Alatise’s work as “installations using materials such as cloth, beads, wood, cement and resin. Addressing several social, political and gender-related issues as her primary subject matter, her works have also captured the joys and pain of womanhood as experienced in modern-life-African traditions, with all their consequences. Her subject matter has evolved with her continued experiences, moving her focus from advocating the equal rights of women to broader political and philosophical issues.”Speaking about Alatise’s winning contribution to the Joburg Art Fair, jury member Pulane Kingston from Webber Wentzel Attorneys said the judges were unanimous. “The quality of all shortlisted candidate proposals was high this year, but… Peju Alatise’s proposal… stood out. The innovative, universal social relevance and poignancy in the themes underpinning her work were some of the deciding factors in tipping the scales in her favour.“The body of her work over the years has been varied and compositionally strong and we think that it palpably reflects the intense vibrancy of the African continent. We have no doubt that the integrity of the overall body of her work will propel her career meaningfully.”As sponsor of the award and the event, Aneesa Razack, CEO of FNB Share Investing, said Alatise’s work was a fine representation of the bank’s commitment to art in Africa. “We recognise that artistic expression involves creativity and imagination, which we know to be key drivers of innovation… the social and political commentary of Alatise’s work embodies so much of what we hope to find in the recipient of the prize.”Read an indepth interview with Peju Alatise by Aljazeera here. For more information about the Joburg Art Fair, visit the website here. View more of Peju Alatise’s work on her personal website here. Source: All Africa, FNB, Joburg Art FairWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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100 AngelList Startups To Watch In 2013: How Many Are New To You?

first_imgDesign StartupsCreative Market – Marketplace for handcrafted, mouse-made creative assets.Mural.ly – Google Docs for creative people.Strikingly – Gorgeous, mobile-optimized sites in minutes.Codiqa – Build a real mobile website or app with no coding required. Fast.Scoutzie – An exclusive network of the best mobile designers.Divshot – Drag-and-drop interface builder for Web apps.Smore – Design beautiful online flyers and publish instantly.Forrst – Where designers and developers improve their craft based on feedback.BrandCrowd – Buying and selling logos made easy.Markupwand – Photoshop to HTML in minutes. But AngelList is huge. For every top-notch team on the site, you’re guaranteed to find dozens of others that will eventually give up and move on. That’s why we decided to create a collection of 100 top AngelList startups.Just be aware that it’s not the definitive list, it’s merely a definitive list. In fact, there arere so many worthy startups on AngelList that it was very difficult to settle on these 100.To make the collection a useful as possible, I chose 10 exciting startups for each of 9 categories – based on factors ranging from concept to design to traction (in my estimated order of importance). To round out the list, I added 10 more hot startups without regard to category.Not every company on this list will be brand new to every reader (many have been covered in ReadWrite in one way or another), but I promise you’ll find some new gems you’ve never heard of before.Just as important, taken as a whole, the list represents a powerful cross-section of today’s best technology startups. It should be a useful jumping off point for entrepreneurs to find inspiration and for consumers to find something cool to try.What startups would you add to or leave off this list? Share your picks in the comments below.Category-Busting StartupsThumb – A mobile social network that helps people get instant opinions.Lift – A simple way to achieve any goal and track your progress.Clarity – Online consulting. Find, schedule and pay for expert advice.Gumroad – Enables creators to sell directly to their audience.DuckDuckGo – A search engine with lots of extra goodies.CustomMade – Connect with expert makers who can bring your ideas to life.Science Exchange – The scientific services marketplace.StoreEnvy – Shop the world’s most creative businesses.Spindle – Discover and share what’s happening around you.Wanderfly – Visual travel discovery. chris mcconnell How to Get Started in China and Have Success Data StartupsKaggle – Connect with a data scientist and find the answers in your data.Chartio – Your data’s interface.Chartbeat – Real-time data for front-line website handlers.Mocavo – A genealogy search engine.Freshplum – Brings the power of data science to businesses that sell electronically.Origami Logic – Visual Big Data analytics for marketers.Fliptop – A customer intelligence platform for marketers.Umbel – Increases the value of your audience by measuring billions of audience traits.Sift Science – Monitors site traffic in real time and alerts you instantly to fraudulent activity.Swipp – Social intelligence platform generating real-time sentiment data. Health Care StartupsCakeHealth – Track and optimize your health care for free.OpenCare – Find health providers and book appointments online.Counsyl – Prevent genetic disease before pregnancy with a DNA test.Scanadu – Bringing you the medical tricorder. Check your health as easily as your email.ShopWell – Your personal nutrition expert.Ringadoc – A better answering service for a fraction of the price.GymPact – Never miss another workout.CareDox – Making health information easily accessible and securely portable.Meddik – Get answers from people who have been there.drchrono – Electronic health records built for the iPad. Food StartupsPlated – Chef-designed meals you order online and cook at home.Yummly – Search every recipe in the world.Munchery – Home-delivered meals from local chefs.Locu – Manage and design your menu in one place. Publish to many places.Foodem – Connecting food sellers with food buyers.Food Genius – Big Data for the food industry.Love With Food – Sample the best gourmet food, delivered to your door.Momentum Machines – Gourmet hamburger robots.Caviar – Get delivery from your favorite San Francisco restaurants. Real time GPS tracking!Wholeshare – Save money on good food by buying as a group. Ventures For GoodRally – Raise money for what matters.NationBuilder – Community building software for every type of leader.POPVOX – Your voice verified, quantified and amplified.Vittana – Microfinance for education.ElectNext – Data-driven politics from national to neighborhood.Fundly – Online fundraising made easy.Carrotmob – Crowdbuying for social good.Causecast – Complete corporate philanthropy and employee volunteering platform.Fundraise – Social fundraising.StayClassy – Online fundraising software. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who …center_img AngelList. It’s the place for startups to connect with funding and talent. Just this month, the site has helped raise $12 million in venture funding for a wide collection of startups. It may be the one site that best represents all players in the tech startup universe – from glamorous poster-child to hopeless wanna-be. Tags:#angel investors#startups#Venture Funding How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Consumer Electronics StartupsLeap Motion – Next-gen motion control.Dropcam – A high-definition Wi-Fi video camera with remote viewing and two-way sound.Space Monkey – Moves cloud storage into your home.Boosted Boards – The world’s lightest electric vehicle.Interaxon – Control games and more with your thoughts.Memoto – A life-logging camera that lets anyone have a photographic memory.Ouya – A $99 Android-based game console that’s just plain tiny.Scout – Hassle-free home security that is sleek, secure and smart.Double Robotics – Be somewhere else in the world without flying there.Tindie – Etsy for electronics. The marketplace for makers. Publishing StartupsSubmittable – Content submissions made simple. Accept and review digital files.Marquee – Easier, faster, more beautiful publishing.Inkling – Interactive books for iPad, iPhone and the Web.Atavist – Quickly and easily tell a story through digital apps, ebooks and magazines.Markerly – Promote your trending content, engage your audience, personalize and repeat.Pen.io – Give your writing a home and an audience.Storify – Make the Web tell a story.24Symbols – Access a world of free ebooks.Libboo – Help talented authors get discovered.Tactilize – Real-time publishing on the iPad. News StartupsUmano – Interesting news read to you by real people.Circa – News without the fluff, filler or commentary.Guide – Turns the web’s news into TV.Blottr – Wikipedia for news.Newsle – Track your friends in the news.Bloglovin’ – Follow your favorite blogs and discover new ones.Demotix – The network for freelance photojournalists.Watchup – Your daily newscast.Unfold – Your guide to all sides on every issue.Communitee – The latest news from your friends and followers. Education StartupsTreehouse – A better way to learn technology.Lore – Reinventing classrooms for the Internet age.Udemy – The world’s largest destination for online courses.Memrise – Uses images and science to make learning easy and fun.Minerva Project – A top-tier university for the 21st Century.Boundless – Free digital textbooks with built-in study tools.Skillshare – Learn real-world skills from incredible teachers.BenchPrep – Unlimited access to hundreds of courses on all your devices.Class Dojo – Behavior management software for teachers.Clever – Online learning platform used by more than 3,000 schools. Related Posts last_img read more

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New Delhi may still host Champions Trophy hockey

first_imgThere may be some more good news in the offing for Indian hockey after the title triumph at the Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China.The Champions Trophy, which was withdrawn from India citing administrative wrangles, may be held in the country after all.International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre will meet sports minister Ajay Maken on Tuesday to sort out the various stumbling blocks related to the matter.The world body is peeved as $500,000 it thinks is owed to it is stuck with the Reserve Bank of India. However, that issue may be settled soon.”The amount is likely to be transferred to the FIH’s account by the time Negre meets Maken,” a source said. “There is a good chance that the Champions Trophy will be held in India.”Representatives of Hockey India, Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and sports ministry held a meeting on Monday to chalk out their unified stand on the issue. “FIH had some objections to our agreement with IHF which was intended to resolve our domestic framework,” Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra said.FIH has not announced an alternate venue for the Champions Trophy leaving the door open for a settlement. A sponsor may also be roped in soon for the elite tournament paving the way for the event to be held in India.”We wanted to know FIH’s objections to our agreement. As far as we are concerned, it is just a pressure tactic,” IHF president RK Shetty said.The meeting deliberated upon whether some modifications could be made in the agreement between the two hockey bodies.advertisement”There is scope for discussion. There may be some language issues here. We will talk face to face with them and try to convince them,” Batra said.There are bigger concerns in this matter than just the hosting rights of the Champions Trophy. India is due to host the Olympic qualifiers next year. If they are withdrawn too, it could put India’s chances of making it to the London Games in jeopardy.”FIH has even said that even withdrawal of our membership is a possibility,” Batra said.Cash reward for Indian teamHockey India will present a cash reward of `25,000 each to the players, coaching and support staff in appreciation of the title triumph at the Asian Champions Trophy.India got the better of Pakistan 4-2 via a tie-breaker in the final at Ordos, China, on Sunday. “We will give each player, the coach, other members of the coaching and support staff `25,000,” Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra said.It was the first tournament for the national men’s team with Australian Michael Nobbs as chief coach.”Some people may say it amounts to nothing but it is the best we could do for now,” he added.”We are not a rich federation and don’t have much cash.”Batra said the government and the Indian Olympic Association may announce separate rewards and some corporate houses may also do likewise. The team will also be felicitated by sports minister Ajay Maken on Tuesday.last_img

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Portland guard McCollum out with a popliteus strain

first_imgPortland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum lies on the court after he was injured during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Saturday, March 16, 2019. San Antonio won 108-103. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)PORTLAND, Oregon— Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.The Blazers said McCollum had a popliteus strain in his left knee and he would be re-examined in a week.ADVERTISEMENT Dirk Nowitzki passes Wilt Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring list View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. I knew where it was hurting, I knew that could mean a few different things based on the MRI. But it was positive, as good as it could be given the circumstances,” McCollum said on Monday.McCollum was injured in the third quarter of Portland’s 108-103 loss at San Antonio on Saturday night. The results of the MRI were revealed the following day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHe has started in all but one of the Blazers’ games this season, averaging 21.3 points, four rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.Jake Layman was listed as the starter for the Blazers on Monday night against the Indiana Pacers. Portland (42-27) went into the game sitting in fourth in the Western Conference standings with 12 games to go. LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag McCollum was asked if he hoped to be back in the regular season.“I think my goal is just to come back when I’m healthy. Obviously you don’t want to miss games. This is the seventh game I’ve missed in four years, two of them were rest and one of them was being left off the roster,’ he said. “So I don’t like to miss games, but I’ve got to do what’s best for myself from a health standpoint, and doctors will sign off when they think I’m ready.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no otherlast_img read more

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JLR lines up 3.75bn pounds for new products,capacity expansion

first_imgLondon, May 30 (PTI) Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover plans to invest around 3.75 billion pounds during the current fiscal on expanding production capacity, new product launches and enhancing technologies. “The company plans to invest in the region of 3.75 billion during fiscal 2016-17 to support continued, sustainable, profitable growth in the future,” Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said in a statement. The investment will go into expansion of global production capacity, new technologies and new vehicles, such as the Jaguar F-PACE and the Range Rover Evoque Convertible that will unleash the potential of both brands in the future, it added. “JLR has produced and sold more cars than at any time in our history. We are now the largest automotive manufacturer in the United Kingdom,” the companys Chief Executive Officer Ralf Speth said. During the last fiscal, the company delivered sustainable, profitable growth and introduced new models ? such as the Discovery Sport, Jaguar XE and XF ? that have redefined their market segments, he added. “Furthermore, we are on track to deliver even more sensational products that will underpin the future performance of the business,” Speth said. The generally positive outlook for the global premium automotive market and the forthcoming launches of exciting JLR vehicles are expected to support the growth of the company in the future, he added. The companys retail sales exceeded 5 lakh units for first time, up 13 per cent year-on-year with expanded line-up including Land Rover Discovery Sport, Jaguar XE and XF. PTI MSS RKL MRlast_img read more

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US DOJ Slaps Polluters with Over USD 363Mn in Fines in 2016

first_imgzoom The US Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division imposed criminal penalties to the amount of over USD 363 million throughout 2016 to shipping companies and crew for the intentional discharges of pollutants from ocean-going vessels in US waters. At the end of fiscal year 2016, the division also imposed more than 32 years of confinement for those found guilty in these cases.In December 2016, the division obtained the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution when it concluded the prosecution of Princess Cruise Lines Ltd.The company pleaded guilty to seven felony charges and will pay a USD 40 million penalty, the DOJ said.The first case of the new year involves two Greek shipping companies, Oceanic Illsabe Limited and Oceanfleet Shipping Limited. The two companies were fined USD 2.7 million after being convicted of obstructing justice, violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), tampering with witnesses, and conspiracy.Oceanic Illsabe Limited is the owner of the M/V Ocean Hope, a large cargo vessel that was responsible for dumping oily waste into the Pacific Ocean during 2015, while Oceanfleet Shipping Limited was the managing operator of the vessel.Each company was placed on a five-year term of probation and barred from sending ships to United States ports until its financial penalty has been satisfied.The vessel’s two top engineers were previously convicted and sentenced to serve prison sentences in connection with these crimes.last_img read more

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