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Pirates Board Tanker at Anchorage off Guinea

first_imgThe 52,600 dwt chemical tanker Ance was attacked by pirates on September 16 while it was anchored some 5 nautical miles off Conakry, Guinea.Four pirates armed with a gun and knives boarded the tanker in the early morning hours, according to data provided by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.The perpetrators reportedly took the duty AB hostage, tied his hands and forced him to lead them to the bridge. Once inside the bridge the robbers took the duty officer hostage and forced him to lead them to the Captain, Chief Engineer, third officer and bosun’s cabins, IMB PRC added.After looting the cabins, the robbers locked the crew in a cabin and escaped. Crew personal belongings, cash and ship’s properties were stolen, the report shows.The operator of the vessels, Latvia-based ship manager LSC Ltd, emphasized that there were no injuries to the crew members adding that the entire crew is in “good spirit and health”. The company noted that there were no reports of damages to the cargo and the vessel following the incident.last_img read more

Police Increasing Patrols Through Labor Day

first_imgBATESVILLE – Two local law enforcement agencies are stepping up enforcement efforts through the next month.The Batesville Police Department told us that they along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will add more patrols in an effort to curb drunk driving between August 1 and September 1.The crackdown is in conjunction with The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Law enforcement agencies across the nation are participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.In 2012, Labor Day weekend saw 147 drunk-driving fatalities. To put it in perspective, throughout the year someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes, on average. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 34 minutes.Among the people killed in drunk-driving crashes over the 2012 Labor Day holiday weekend, almost half were between the ages of 18 and 34.“We are determined to help bring these numbers down,” said Batesville Police Lt. Doug Wolfer. “There are too many people dying on the roads, and many of those deaths could have been prevented.”last_img read more

Mitchell Machine rewards IMCA Stock, Hobby, SportMod drivers

first_imgMitchell Machine awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.  WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – Drivers in four IMCA divisions earn post-season contingency awards from Mitchell Machine for a 13th season. Information about Mitchell Machine products and services is available at the www.mitchell-machine.com web­site or by calling 515 297-3333. Drivers in all four divisions must compete with a Mitchell-manufactured transmission and provide proof of pur­chase made between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2019, return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 and display two Mitchell Machine decals on their race car.  The Webster City, Iowa, transmission manufacturer and machine shop again gives product certificates based on regional point standings for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, and on national point standings for Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods.center_img Product certificates in the same increments will be awarded to top three eligible drivers in national standings for the two SportMod divisions. Top three eligible finishers in standings for both EQ Cylinder Heads Stock Car regions and both Big Daddy Race Cars regions for Hobby Stocks receive product certificates valued at $250, $100 and $100, respectively, “I don’t know when we put this program together that Ted Mitchell or I had the vision we’d extend it to a 13th season, but it has been consistent and effective and one our racers count on,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder stated. “Three divisions of IMCA racers will again benefit from their involvement in 2019.”last_img read more

Kay collects Friday Yankee Dirt Track Classic Deery checkers at Farley

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 2) – Right place, right time.Justin Kay inherited the lead after a flat tire sidelined race-long leader Spencer Diercks and led to the finish of Friday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Farley Speedway.The IMCA Late Model tour victory paid $2,000 and was the 19th of Kay’s career. He’s now tied with Rob Toland for seventh on the all-time Deery Series wins list.Fifty Late Models were on hand for the first of two Deery shows during the Yankee Dirt Track Classic, the top car count of the 30th annual tour.Diercks drew the pole start and led the first 38 times around the 3/8’s mile oval while Kay made his way forward from 11th starting.Diercks, however, pulled up lame on restart and Kay took charge. He was chased across the stripe by Joel Callahan, who advanced 22 positions from his last-place starting spot on the initial grid.Completing the top five were Jeff Aikey, Jeremiah Hurst and Ryan Dolan. Tyler Bruening was sixth and takes a one point leader over Aikey into the Saturday’s Yankee feature that boasts the top paycheck of the season for Deery drivers, with $7,500 going to the winner of the 100-lapper.Diercks recovered and finished seventh.Corey Zeitner was the $300 Malvern Trust and Savings Bank non-qualifier dash for cash winner.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. There are no hot laps and racing starts at 5:30 p.m.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 4. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 6. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 7. Spencer Diercks, Davenport; 8. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 9. Chris Horn, Cedar Rapids; 10. Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls; 11. Rory Metcalf, Iowa City; 12. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 13. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 14. Jon Merfeld, Peosta; 15. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 16. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 17. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 18. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 19. Ron Klein, Sherrill; 20. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis.; 21. Curt Martin, Independence; 22. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.; 23. Luke Merfeld, Guttenberg; 24. Nick Marolf, Wilton.1st heat (top two) – 1. Holladay; 2. Martin; 3. Shelliam; 4. Callahan; 5. Fitzpatrick; 6. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake; 7. Jason Udelhofen, Potosi, Wis.; 8. LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill.; 9. Wayne Hora, Anamosa.2nd heat – 1. Denny Eckrich; 2. Ryan; 3. Horn; 4. Zrostlik; 5. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 6. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 7. Marty Scheckel, Long Grove; 8. Becky Roth, Keeler, Wis.; 9. David Webster, Monroe, Wis.3rd heat – 1. Andy Eckrich; 2. Jon Merfeld; 3. Rob Toland, Davenport; 4. Klein; 5. Metcalf; 6. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill.; 7. Eric Pollard, Peosta; 8. Kevin Miller, Freeport, Ill.4th heat – 1. Diercks; 2. Hurst; 3. Marolf; 4. Luke Merfeld; 5. John Emerson, Waterloo; 6. Chris Simpson, Oxford; 7. Jon Poll, Dellmar; 8. Richie Gustin, Gilman.5th heat – 1. Dolan; 2. Hinrichs: 3. Webb; 4. Jerry Ling, Waterloo; 5. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 6. Corey Zeitner, Omaha, Neb.; 7. Jay Chenoweth, Wapello; 8. Curt Marks, Dubuque.6th heat – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 3. Guss; 4. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 5. Bruening; 6. Ross Pierce, Sherrill; 7. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 8. Ben Seemann, Waterloo.1st “B” feature (top three) – 1. Shelliam; 2. Marolf; 3. Luke Merfeld; 4. Simpson; 5. Callahan; 6. Fitzpatrick; 7. McKenna: 8. Emerson; 9. Gustin; 10. Udelhofen; 11. Hora; 12. Poll; 13. Brenner.2nd “B” feature – 1. Horn; 2. Webb; 3. Zrostlik; 4. Zeitner; 5. King; 6. Carter; 7. Kastli; 8. Scheckel; 9. Roth; 10. Schroeder; 11. Chenoweth; 12. Marks; 13. Webster.3rd “B” feature – 1. Guss; 2. Klein; 3. Metcalf; 4. Bruening; 5. Droste; 6. DeFrance; 7. Pollard; 8. Hanna; 9. Seemann; 10. Pierce; 11. Toland; 12. Miller.Non-qualifier dash for cash – 1. Zeitner; 2. McKenna; 3. King; 4. DeFrance; 5. Gustin; 6. Pollard; 7. Scheckel; 8. Seemann; 9. Roth; 10. Pierce; 11. Udelhofen; 12. Hora; 13. Toland; 14. Webster; 15. Simpson; 16. Droste; 17. Carter; 18. Kastli; 19. Emerson; 20. Hanna; 21. Schroeder; 22. Chenoweth; 23. Poll; 24. Miller; 25. Brenner; 26. Marks.last_img read more

Ferguson: Four more wins

first_img United briefly extended their lead at the top of the table to 18 points with a 1-0 win at Sunderland, the seventh on the trot, although reigning champions Manchester City reduced the deficit once again a few hours later with their victory over Newcastle. The pair meet at Old Trafford next weekend and Ferguson told Sky Sports: “We have got to win four games, I think to get there, but the important thing is to focus on the next match, and that’s Manchester City at home.” Sir Alex Ferguson has set his players the task of winning four more games to assure themselves of the Barclays Premier League title. He added: “I think the players have galvanised themselves, their team spirit, their concentration, their focus in every game – and it’s 25 wins in 30 league games, which I think is a record, and that’s all down to the efforts of the players.” The victory at the Stadium of Light extended United’s run to 18 league games without defeat and means they have collected 50 of the last 54 points they have contested. United have an FA Cup quarter-final replay trip to Chelsea to come first, and midfielder Michael Carrick said: “It’s obviously getting closer because it’s one game less and we have won again. But that’s all it is. We have still got to go again. “We have got another game on Monday and then obviously City next week, so we will keep going.” The win was secured by Titus Bramble’s 27th-minute own goal, and although Sunderland, who have now not won in eight games, rallied after a lacklustre first-half display, they rarely looked like snatching a point. Bramble can count himself unfortunate – Robin van Persie’s shot clipped full-back Phil Bardsley and looked to be flying wide until it hit his knee and nestled inside the far post. Asked if it was his goal, Van Persie, who had not scored for his club since February 10, said: “Of course, there’s no question about that. It’s been a while, so it’s always good to score again. It was a really important goal. Today, it was all about the three points, so we got them.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sharif shines as Scotland struggle

first_img Sorensen took four wickets for 32 runs as Scotland’s second innings started as badly as their first at Clontarf. Scotland were on 41 for six and struggling to see out the third day’s play before Majid Haq and Sharif stopped the rot. Press Association Safyaan Sharif again added a semblance of respectability to Scotland’s batting against Ireland but the home side remain well on their way to an innings victory in their Intercontinental Cup clash in Dublin after Max Sorensen destroyed the Scots’ top order.center_img The Scots ended the day on 143 for eight – still 69 runs behind Ireland’s first-innings total of 350 – and heading for defeat early on Saturday. Ireland started in the morning on 99 for one after a rain-affected second day and both John Anderson (56) and Paul Stirling (65) knocked up half-centuries as the home side produced a consistent batting display. But Haq and Moneeb Iqbal both took four wickets to allow Scotland back in with the bat. That did not prove a pleasant experience for the visitors as Sorensen set about them. Hamish Gardiner followed his first-innings duck with a score of six, and his fellow opener Freddie Coleman experienced the ignominy of a no-score. All together, the four Scots batsmen who fell to Sorensen only scored 10 runs, with Preston Mommsen and Calum MacLeod also victims of the South African-born medium-fast bowler. But Sharif again top-scored for Scotland with a 60, adding to his first-innings total of 41, before being caught out by a fantastic full-length left-handed catch by Ireland captain William Porterfield. That signalled stumps with Ireland set to quickly finish the job in the morning. last_img read more

Ki secures draw for Swansea

first_img The South Korean had been away for five weeks and he struck with a diving header halfway through the second period after having an earlier effort disallowed. Jermain Defoe’s regal finish before the watching Prince Albert of Monaco had threatened to give Sunderland all three Barclays Premier League points. Press Association Sunderland had built rare momentum after their first back-to-back wins of the season, following up their league victory over Burnley with a midweek FA Cup victory at Fulham. And the Black Cats settled well, even if Bafetimbi Gomis had the first shot of the contest from 25 yards which just flew wide of Costel Pantilimon’s goal. Anthony Reveillere cut in between Neil Taylor and Nathan Dyer and crossed for former Swansea favourite Jordi Gomez to drive wide. Swansea slowly got their passing game together but Jonjo Shelvey and Dyer both failed to hit the target under pressure before the Sunderland defence was opened up by the slickest attack of the half. Taylor and Dyer were both heavily involved before Shelvey played the ball into the danger area. Modou Barrow could not collect but the ball ran free to Gomis and he was denied by a brave stop from Pantilimon, who threw himself at the feet of the Frenchman. Swansea thought they had taken a lead four minutes before half-time when Shelvey swung in a free-kick and Ki slotted home, but it was ruled out by a flagging assistant with television replays showing that it was incredibly tight. Swansea seemed to be still thinking about that close call when Sunderland broke moments later as Liam Bridcutt found Defoe just inside enemy territory. Defoe was allowed to advance and he slipped outside Federico Fernandez and unleashed a 20-yard shot past the helpless Lukasz Fabianski – his second goal in as many league games after being on the scoresheet against Burnley. Ki Sung-yueng marked his return from the Asian Cup in Australia by salvaging Swansea a point in a 1-1 draw against his old club Sunderland. It was poor defending from Swansea’s perspective but further evidence that former England striker Defoe still possesses the touch of a master marksman after his MLS sojourn in Toronto. Sunderland claimed a penalty at the start of the second half when Ricky Alavarez tumbled over Ashley Williams’ outstretched leg but referee Phil Dowd was not interested, and Fernandez wasted a decent chance for Swansea when he lashed over a bouncing ball in a crowded penalty area. Swansea were probing and starting to build up a head of steam but Williams had to react smartly to stop Danny Graham – starting his first game for Sunderland since May 2013 – profiting from Gomez’s cross to the near post and that intervention proved crucial after 66 minutes. Kyle Naughton sent in a superb cross from the right and Ki ensured he would not be denied a second time with a firm diving header, with the Sunderland defence failing to mark for once. Shelvey went close with a 25-yard free-kick and Pantilimon pushed aside substitute Nelson Oliveira’s late effort but but Sunderland held firm to collect a point they probably deserved. last_img read more

High school baseball roundup

first_img Fenceviewer Staff Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts Bio ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles saw their baseball season come to an end Tuesday with a 9-7 loss to the Winslow Black Raiders in an Eastern Maine Class B preliminary playoff in Winslow.The Eagles jumped in front early, staking starting pitcher Conor Maguire to a four-run lead in the first inning.Winslow picked two runs in the bottom of the first, and scored another in third, but missed a chance to tie the game when a runner was cut down at the plate.Going into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Eagles held a 7-3 lead.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut the 14-3 Raiders rallied with six runs, thanks in part to several Ellsworth errors, and held the Eagles scoreless in the top of the seventh to clinch the win.The 11th-seeded Eagles finished with a record of 6-11, while sixth-seeded Winslow moved on to a Class B quarterfinal against number three Oceanside.Also in Class B, the fifth-seeded Mount Desert Island Trojans upped their record to 10-7 on Monday with a nine-inning 2-1 win over the 12th-ranked Presque Isle Wildcats in Bar Harbor.Trojan righthander Steve Hanscom outdueled Presque Isle’s Saul Nunez with each pitcher giving up six hits and striking out eight batters in their complete game efforts.Hanscom won the game for the Trojans with a walkoff run-scoring single to drive in Jack Sasner in the bottom of the ninth.He also singled to drive in Sasner, who had a pair of hits, with MDI’s first run in the fourth inning.The Trojans will next face the number four Camden Hills Windjammers in quarterfinal action.In Class C, the top-seeded Bucksport Golden Bucks (10-2) and the fourth-seeded George Stevens Academy Eagles (12-4) received preliminary round byes.Bucksport was slated to face number nine Penquis in quarterfinal play Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.GSA will host the number five Mattanawcook Academy Lynx (12-4) in quarterfinal action Thursday at 4 p.m.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.center_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more