Longstanding warnings from the oil tanker industry that too few of the ships are being built are coming back to haunt the market after Houthi attacks on commercial shipping caused widespread diversions in global petroleum trades. But after owners increasingly started to shun the southern Red Sea, the lack of new capacity is starting to bite: rates have seen spikes, and voyage durations are going up. Rates had been held in check last year as OPEC and its allies kept oil off the market. At the same time, a wider energy transition is meant do away with fossil fuels — dimming the industry’s outlook in the longer term. But increased avoidance of the southern Red Sea is adding to the duration of trades that had already become elongated due to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
February 25, 2024 10:49 UTC
None of the 29 organizations saw a negative impact in the domestic market such as refusal to purchase their products. The Fisheries Agency has said there is no other reputational damage than the one caused by the Chinese import ban. Some 18 organizations said they experienced a "drop in marine product prices," attributing the price decline to China's import ban. China banned imports of all seafood products from Japan shortly after the release in an effort to "protect the lives and health of the people." Russia also restricted Japanese seafood imports while Hong Kong and Macao, both semiautonomous regions of China, also took similar measures.
February 25, 2024 10:48 UTC
Veteran music journalist Katherine Yeske Taylor will read from and discuss her new book, “She’s a Badass: Women in Rock Shaping Feminism” (Backbeat Books, 280 pp., $34.95), March 5 at 6 p.m. at Labyrinth Books in Princeton and March 9 at 8 p.m. at Little City Books in Hoboken. Music journalist and producer Tom Beaujour will moderate the discussion in Princeton, while musician and Guitar Bar owner James Mastro will do so in Hoboken. In Hoboken, Tammy Faye Starlite, Karyn Kuhl, Diane Gentile and Megan Reilly will also perform songs by some of the musicians interviewed in the book. “All of the women profiled in this book have had to develop extraordinarily thick skin in order to persevere through the various obstacles they’ve encountered,” she said. “I believe that all of these women represent the spectrum of experiences that females in American society are also facing.
February 25, 2024 10:31 UTC
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida bows to local residents near the site of a market gutted by a fire in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday his government will additionally allocate around 100 billion yen to the reconstruction of the Noto Peninsula following the earthquake that rocked central Japan on New Year's Day. The funds will be also used to construct temporary workshops in April to support local traditional industries, he said. It marks the third time reserve funds have been allocated to recovery efforts for the earthquake, with the combined amount now totaling over 260 billion yen. Those newly eligible for relief payments include households whose homes were partially or totally destroyed and who are having difficulty borrowing.
February 25, 2024 09:08 UTC
Something went wrong, please try again later. Invalid email Something went wrong, please try again later. Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inboxSomething went wrong, please try again later. In the end, he went for Rashford from the start, and the outcome was as predictable as many supporters feared. Casemiro is becoming more of a problemWhat has been so disappointing about United in recent weeks is that some of their most experienced players have been their biggest underperformers.
February 25, 2024 08:41 UTC
Hedingham Castle has been named the UK’s top-rated castle to get hitched in after new research carried out by online business Storyboards. Venue - Hedingham Castle (Image: Broadhouse Media)Demetra Lindsay, the co-owner of Hedingham Castle, is delighted with the ranking. The venue and historic landmark bested Cooling Castle barn, Hever Castle and Leeds Castle, in Kent, in second, third and fourth places. Hedingham Castle also ranked higher than Highcliffe Castle in Dorset, Clearwell Castle in Cardiff, Chiddingstone Castle in Kent, Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, Warwick Castle in Warwickshire, and Rowton Castle in Cheshire. To find out more about Hedingham Castle, go to hedinghamcastle.co.uk.
February 25, 2024 08:25 UTC
The Florida Man Games poke fun at the state’s reputation for bizarre stories that involve brawling, drinking and other antics carrying a risk of time in jail or intensive care. Florida Man Games organiser Pete Melfi said he was stunned to find nobody else had beaten him to the ripped-from-headlines idea for a spoof sporting event. “We kind of give a person an opportunity to live a day in the life of Florida man without ending up in a cop car,” said Mr Melfi. But he had to tone down some racier aspects of the Florida Man mythos to obtain a permit. The account touted “real-life stories of the world’s worst superhero”, sharing news headlines such as “Florida Man Bites Dog to ‘Establish Dominance’” and “Florida Man Tried to Pay for McDonald’s With Weed”.
February 25, 2024 07:10 UTC
Up-and-coming athletes in Slough have the chance to get involved with a new Olympian mentoring scheme. The Everyone Active's Sporting Champions scheme relaunched this month for aspiring athletes to access training facilities and mentoring support from Olympians and Paralympians. “The Sporting Champions scheme has supported thousands of athletes over the years and we are proud to be continuing this again in 2024. He said: "I'm passionate about nurturing young talent and the Sporting Champions scheme goes above and beyond in this mission. Nearly 30 Sporting Champions competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, taking home five gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
February 25, 2024 06:00 UTC
A care home in the north western area of the county is set to undergo major improvements and refurbishment work. Claremont Residential Home in Corsham is the subject of a planning application that has just been approved by Wiltshire Council. New homes have been proposed at: 2 The Cedars, Littleworth, Pewsey, SN9 5LF; Waterhay Barn, Leigh; Land adjacent to Little Thatch, Stonebridge Lane, Marlborough, SN8 1AX. And refused at: Pipers Loft, Clarendon Park, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 3ES; 24 Doubledays, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6AU. Work on roofs, walls and windows is proposed at the following addresses: Carpenters Cottage, Green Street, Avebury, Marlborough, SN8 1RE; 10 Wesley Close, Southwick, Trowbridge, BA14 9NX; 59 High Street, Burbage, Marlborough, SN8 3AF.
February 25, 2024 05:16 UTC
Including none other than Piccadilly Circus, which to many might just seem like any normal road junction (although some do believe it is a real circus). What is Piccadilly Circus famous for? Piccadilly Circus was once a quiet residential area before it became a buzzing area for shops and entertainment in the 19th century. The name Piccadilly Circus does not link to any real circus but instead a tailor and the ancient language of Latin. The street of Piccadilly Circus was once called 'Portugal Street' for Queen Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese wife of King Charles II.
February 25, 2024 05:09 UTC
Joe Locke has shared some sage advice for individuals struggling with their sexuality. In addition to his acting talent and growing resume, Locke has been lauded by fans for being an open book about his sexuality. Locke also opened up about living unapologetically and the impact Heartstopper has had on its queer viewers. My friends will tell you that much.”Locke’s inspiring interview comes a week after he teased new information about Heartstopper season three on the US morning talk show, The Today Show. Tickets for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are now available.
February 25, 2024 04:21 UTC
When The Tedeschi Trucks Band came to The Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, last week, they played Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” the first night, and The Boss’ “State Trooper,” the second. It occurred to me, in regard to “Atlantic City,” that that is a song that has already been memorably covered by many other artists, and so I decided to put together a collection of some of my favorites. You can watch videos for 20 of them, below. I have also included five of Springsteen’s own versions, below the 20 covers. (Springsteen’s 2024 touring, incidentally, will begin in less than a month: March 19 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix).
February 25, 2024 04:19 UTC
North Norfolk District Council has confirmed that work to fix the Grade II-listed crinkle crankle wall - behind the Fakenham Connect building and the town’s community centre - has been completed. Work was reported to cost £120,000, but an additional £104,000 was given to the project, which in total cost £224,000. The project was extended to provide more advanced structural works and the increased budget was allocated to protect the heritage asset. Crinkle crankle walls are thought to originate in ancient Egypt. There are many found in East Anglia, but they are relatively common in Suffolk, where there are more than 50 examples.
February 25, 2024 04:02 UTC
A view of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after it started releasing treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, seen from a fishing port in Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture. Japan and China held a meeting last month over the release of treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea and China's subsequent import ban on Japanese marine products, sources close to the matter said Friday. At the online meeting, there was no major progress in their discussions, as China keeps in place the import ban on all seafood products from Japan in response to the water release while Japan has continuously asked for the removal of the measures. Japan has continued to discharge treated water into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, claiming the release is in line with international safety standards as reported by the International Atomic Energy Agency. China, however, has labeled it "nuclear-contaminated water" and reacted harshly to the release by banning all imports of seafood products from Japan.
February 25, 2024 02:47 UTC
For one thing, unlike the U.K. and France, Germany doesn’t have nuclear weapons. (source: politico.eu)This means that Europe is facing a true menace, as digi24.ro writes. "It's a very complex discussion that we'd better not continue," German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said of the possibility of a nuclear Germany. In an article for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, he wrote: “The strategic nuclear forces of France and Great Britain are already contributing to the security of our alliance. In 2020, he called for a “strategic dialogue” on “the role of France’s nuclear deterrent in Europe’s collective security”.
February 24, 2024 21:32 UTC