Speculation also surrounds Pogba’s future at Old Trafford after he expressed a desire to leave the club before the start of the season.Real Madrid reportedly remain interested in the man who cost United a then world record £89 million ($117 million) in 2016, but no move is expected to be made in the January transfer window.And Solskjaer denied suggestions it is Pogba’s own medical team rather than the club’s which has suggested to undergo surgery at this time.“We look after our players’ health,” added Solskjaer. “It’s been advised that he should do it as soon as possible.” Pogba out for longerLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Paul Pogba will undergo surgery on a recurring ankle injury and is expected to spend another month on the sidelines, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday.The French World Cup winner made his comeback after nearly three months out in a 2-0 defeat at Watford 10 days ago and also made an appearance off the bench in a 4-1 thrashing of Newcastle four days later.“We’ve had scans and it’s nothing major, it’s something that has to be sorted and dealt with. He’s been advised to it as soon as,” said Solskjaer.Pogba has made just six starts in all competitions for United this season and his influence in midfield has been badly missed with United sitting fifth in the Premier League.His latest setback comes at a bad time for Solskjaer with Scott McTominay also sidelined for two months leaving the Norwegian extremely short on midfield options.“It’s a big blow that Paul is out now that Scott’s out, he’ll be out for a few months. Paul will be back within a month.” Share on: WhatsApp
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This is a team that is unquestionably in need of a big shakeup this … The Giants are heading towards a pivotal offseason.Yes, again.After a 98-loss season in 2017, the Giants “ran it back” with a few upgrades in 2018, and, clearly, things didn’t work out.Once the Giants’ already minuscule chances of making the playoffs this year evaporated at the end of August, San Francisco has been the worst team in baseball, losing 11 straight games with Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Braves.
12 December 2011 South Africa had on several occasions appealed to China to halt the execution of Janice Linden, a South African woman convicted of smuggling drugs. On Monday morning, South Africans woke up to the news that Janice Bronwyn Linden was being executed in China. The 37-year-old woman from KwaZulu-Natal was arrested in November 2008 after being found in possession of 3kg of methamphetamines when she arrived in Guangzhou. International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Clayson Monyela said the South African authorities had been in constant contact with the Chinese on Linden’s sentence, appealing for her execution to be halted. “We have tried at the level of the ambassador in Beijing, up to the level of government, to try to appeal to the authorities in China to commute or convert the sentence from a death penalty to a jail term, especially given what our Constitution says about the death penalty,” Monyela said on Monday. “Unfortunately, all our terms were unsuccessful.” Monyela told E-News channel in an interview that they had even pleaded with the Chinese delegation on the sidelines of the UN climate summit (COP 17) held in Durban over the last two weeks, but this had not yielded any positive results. “We are disappointed in this morning’s execution,” said Monyela. According to Chinese practice, Linden would not have been told of her execution until this morning (Chinese time). Media reports suggested that two of her sisters were in China and had been allowed an hour with her before she was put to death by lethal injection. Monyela said the department would continue providing consular services to her family. Although it is not known how many people are executed in China annually, because the information is classified as a “national secret”, Linden is the first South African to be executed in China, and human rights groups say thousands still face capital punishment in that country. Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The first step in corn stand uniformity is getting the corn planter maintained and adjusted to plant the corn crop as uniformly as possible. The next step in the uniformity equation is achieving uniform emergence.Germination is simply the process that allows a seed to sprout or begin to grow. Although the definition is simple, the actual process is quite complex. The germination of a corn seed requires soil moisture to “reawaken” the seed and adequate temperatures to speed along the enzymes and chemical reactions that allow the cells in the corn plant to grow and reproduce.Corn growers know the importance of germination but often don’t believe they have much of a roll in that process. Growers tend to be disconnected from the germination process because they cannot control the rainfall, sunshine and/or temperatures. But, in all accounts where and how a grower places the corn seed greatly dictates the ultimate success and/or failure of germination. The success of germination is achieved by providing the corn seed with adequate and uniform moisture, adequate and uniform soil temperature and adequate and uniform soil-to-seed contact.Please pay close attention to the fact that no values are assigned to these requirements. Germination can occur at various temperatures and soil moisture conditions, but the grower’s goal is to achieve uniformity. Research continues to show that once a corn seed spikes through the soil, all its neighbors need to spike through within a 48-hour window, to keep from becoming a weed. Therefore if conditions are uniform (not necessarily perfect) the chance of having a uniform germination and ultimately uniform emergence is greatly improved.How do the three requirements impact the germination process? Adequate and uniform moisture in the seed zoneCorn kernels must absorb water equaling about 30% of their weight before germination can begin. Therefore, there must be enough water present in the soil. Too little water stalls the process while too much water can lead to premature death by rotting. Uniformity of soil moisture is necessary so all seeds have the same access to water. Adequate soil moisture begins with uniform planting depths greater than 1.5 inches to avoid uneven soil moisture caused mainly by tillage patterns through the field.The other consideration with moisture absorption is the temperature of the water that is absorbed. A majority of the water is absorbed into the corn seed within the first 36 hours. If the first “drink” of water is extremely cold, it causes the seed to go into shock and disrupts the emergence process. Therefore to aid in uniform emergence ensure the soil water that the seed is absorbing is above the 50 degree F level. Adequate and uniform soil temperature in the seed zoneAdequate soil temperature is defined as being greater than 50 degrees F at the two-inch depth. Soil temperatures need to be above 50 degrees F for corn to germinate uniformly and quickly. Temperatures below that level will slow the process and cause germination to be variable resulting in loss of yield. Once again a planting depth greater than 1.5 inches may lead to lower soil temperatures compared to shallower planting, but the temperatures will be more uniform, which is the goal. Potential causes for variability in soil temperatures in the seed zone include different soil types and uneven residue distribution. Variable soil temperatures are most often caused by uneven planting depth. Adequate and uniform soil-to-seed contactIn order for kernels to absorb moisture quickly and uniformly, the soil must be firmly packed around the kernel. Anytime there is an air pocket around the seed, moisture uptake is slowed and ultimately the germination process is severely hampered. To achieve adequate soil-to-seed contact, ensure the double disk openers create a “V” shaped trench. The closing wheels system is centered over the row and there is adequate down force to gently pack the soil around the seed. Obstacles to adequate soil-to-seed contact include cloddy fields caused by working soils too wet, open planting furrows caused by planting in soils too wet or by too much residue being present in the planter furrow.Uniform germination leads to uniform emergence that leads to uniform plants and ultimately high yield potential. When looking at the success of the planting operation and the germination appears to be less than desired, begin looking at the three fundamentals of germination to determine what can be fixed for future success.
GBA has highlighted a few software and hardware monitoring systems that allow homeowners to monitor their energy usage, sometimes down to the smallest appliance and day part.The energy-saving effectiveness of this type of tracking, however, is tied entirely to how conscientiously homeowners respond to the data, if they respond at all. More than a few analysts have noted that even the most timely and detailed usage information, when presented in isolation, doesn’t prompt significant numbers of users to change their energy-usage behavior or switch out power-guzzling appliances for more-efficient ones.This is where efficiency software company OPOWER comes in. Based in Arlington, Virginia, the firm has been attracting attention for its Home Energy Reporting System, which is designed to tell utility customers how their rates of energy use rank relative to those of other homeowners in their service area.OPOWER says its system has been adopted by six of the country’s ten largest utilities and now reaches about 1 million households. Certainly OPOWER could be used in conjunction with other usage-tracking systems, such as Google’s PowerMeter, Microsoft Hohm, Greenbox, or other, similar products being developed for the energy efficiency market. But systems like OPOWER add a zesty ingredient – peer pressure – to what consumers might otherwise view as dry diagnostic data.The motivatorAmong the utility-customer groups that receive its reports, OPOWER says, energy savings have averaged from 1.5% to 3.5%. As noted in a recent Los Angeles Times story, the company’s reports gain most of their traction from two concepts researched and described by former Arizona State University psychology professor, and current OPOWER chief scientist, Robert Cialdini: the tendency for people to conform to what most other people do and the desire for social approval.Utilities using OPOWER’s system now include Puget Sound Energy (in Washington state), Connexus Energy (serving northern Minnesota), Commonwealth Edison (in northern Illinois) and, in California, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas.The exciting thing about the Home Energy Reporting System, Todd Starnes, manager of residential energy efficiency for Puget Sound Energy, told climate news website SolveClimate.com, is that the utility saw a statistically significant reduction of use within 48 hours of customers receiving the reports for the first time.Adds Bruce Sayler, manager of regulatory and governmental affairs for Connexus: the energy savings from the OPOWER report program, which costs $10 per customer, are second in cost-effectiveness only to the installation of CFLs.For those customers who are behind their peers in energy savings, the Home Energy Reports offer customized specifics about how to boost efficiency. Each report also features a bar graph comparing the customer’s usage to his or her neighbors’ – with a smiley face or two if they’re leading the energy efficiency pack in their service area.
Steve Clark, the university’s vice president for marketing and university relations, said by telephone there have been no other problems with CLT panels on the project, and that the university remained “completely committed” to the construction technique.“It came completely out of the blue,” he said, adding that unexpected problems can crop up with virtually any building material.D.R. Johnson referred questions to its outside public relations representative, but the call was not returned.Clark said that 574 CLT panels had been set at the time of the incident, and that only 60 of them remain to be installed. The inquiry by an outside engineering firm was to extend into next week.It’s a rare sour note for a building material that is seeing wider use on commercial projects in the U.S. and Canada. Proponents say CLTs have a smaller carbon footprint than more conventional steel-and-concrete structures, and can shorten construction times. Panels have been used successfully on a number of well-publicized projects around the country, including a building at the University of Massachusetts (see the “Related Articles” sidebar above) and an office tower in Minneapolis. A number of other buildings made with CLTs are in the works.Clark says the university intends to complete Peavy Hall with the panels, as soon as engineers have taken a look at the one that failed and certified that others on the project are sound. The building is due to be completed early in 2019. Can Wood Replace Concrete and Steel in Skyscrapers?UMass Opens ‘Landmark’ Timber Building Wolfe Island Passive: Building With Cross-Laminated Timber RELATED ARTICLES A 4-foot by 20-foot cross-laminated timber panel in a building under construction at Oregon State University failed earlier this month, prompting the university to hire an outside engineer to investigate but leaving its commitment to the construction technique intact.The panel fell March 14 after one end delaminated, according to an article in the Gazette-Times in Corvallis, Oregon. The 7 1/2-inch thick panel was made from five layers of 2×6 boards glued up at right angles (see image #2 below). No one was hurt in the incident.When completed, the three-story, 80,000-square-foot building called Peavy Hall will be the new home of the College of Forestry. The panel was manufactured by D.R. Johnson in Riddle, Oregon, the first fabricator in the country to manufacture cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels certified for structural applications.
High on confidence after steamrolling the opposition in the first three matches before snatching an improbable win in the next, a rampaging India would look to rout New Zealand with a 5- 0 series whitewash in the fifth and final ODI in Chennai on Friday.Fortunately for fans in Chennai, who have seen abandonment of matches due to inclement weather in the past, sun has come out brightly since Wednesday after continous rain for the past few days.With weather gods relenting, the ground is expected to be fully fit and a full match appears to be on the cards at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.Most of the Indian top- order batsmen have been among runs in the series, with the exception of Murli Vijay, and most of them have come up with good performances in all the four previous matches to take their side to comfortable victories.The only time India had hiccups in the series was in Bangalore on Tuesday with the home side in trouble at 188 for five at one stage while chasing a daunting target of 316 runs.But from the way Yusuf Pathan butchered New Zealand bowlers to single- handedly take India to a five- wicket win, it seems the Kiwis face an uphill task in the final match as well. Yusuf’s blitzkrieg unbeaten 123 off 96 balls and useful contributions from Saurabh Tiwary (37 not out), Rohit Sharma (44) and Parthiv Patel (53) must have boosted the confidence of the side that they will go for a clean sweep.Stand in skipper Gautam Gambhir has led from the front, hitting back- to- back centuries to top the batting averages in the four matches so far. Gambhir has scored 329 runs with an average of 164.50, followed by Virat Kohli ( 232 runs).advertisementGambhir himself was upbeat with the chance to complete a memorable series clean sweep.” We need to win this game. It is important. It would be good to have five wins in a row and wind up the series before heading to South Africa and it would be useful,” he said. However, India will have to improve upon their bowling in the last ODI in Bangalore where they leaked runs in the death overs, an oft- repeated problem for the side.Off- spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has done a decent job in the series so far with eight wickets from four matches though he was expensive in the last ODI. Yusuf and Yuvraj Singh have also chipped in with useful contributions with six and three wickets respectively in the series.Left- arm pacer Ashish Nehra has been found struggling with just three wickets in the four matches, conceding 197 runs.Zaheer Khan, having missed the first two ODIs due to injury, has taken two from the two matches.For New Zealand though it has been a tough tour of India having lost the three- match Test series 0- 1 and an ODI whitewash looming. The Daniel Vettori- led side would, however, be happy with the way they cornered India in Bangalore before a Yusuf special bailed the home side out.New Zealand top- order batsmen fired in unison for the first time in the series in Bangalore to post 315 and the visitors desperately want to end their forgettable tour on a winning note.With the big guns like Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor and Scott Styris coming a cropper, James Franklin is the top rungetter for New Zealand in the series with 170 runs from two matches.CHENNAI DOSSIERGround’s name: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk First match played: Between India vs Australia on October 9, 1987 Total matches played: 12 India played: 6 matches, Won: 2, Lost: 3 New Zealand played: 2 matches, Lost: 1, Abandoned: 1HIGHEST INNINGS TOTALSFor India: 292( 49.2) vs Pak, May 21, 1997 For New Zealand: 286- 9 ( 50) vs Australia, March 11, 1996LOWEST INNINGS TOTALSFor India: 268( 48) vs WI, Jan 27, 2007HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORES194* Saeed Anwar Pak vs Ind, May 21, 1997 For India: 107, R Dravid vs Pak, May 21, 1997 For NZ: 130, C Harris vs Australia, March 11, 1996BEST BOWLING5- 61, Aaqib Javed, Pak vs Ind, May 21, 1997 For India: 4- 34, A Agarkar vs Eng, Jan 25, 2002 For NZ: 1- 21, N Astle vs Australia, March 11, 1996Compiled by Manoj KumarWith inputs from PTI
Whilst the future champions of our sport do battle on the opening day of the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships, the present superstars of our game recall with fondness the role playing in the National 18s tournament had in their pathway to the top. Karley Banks provides this special feature on “The Graduates” players who have risen from the 18s ranks to the highest representative levels our sport has to offer.The timid 15 year-old that got the late call up when someone pulled out because of an untimely dose of chicken pox, and really only got the nod because her sister was a fair player and someone figured that that sort of talent just HAD to run in the family, sat wide eyed, butterflies doing back flips in her stomach, waiting to be issued her playing kit for the National 18 Years tournament at Coffs Harbour.The shirt with the Number thirteen (13), the one no one wants because of the bad luck connotation, landed squarely at the feet of the young tyro from the Sunshine Coast.Our young gun didn’t really care what number she was given, reasoning that ‘A’ shirt was better than ‘no’ shirt at all, and besides, if it paid for her ticket onto the field for a thrill a minute ride that would set her on a pathway towards her goals, then # 13 was A-OK with her.Fast forward 8 or so years, and fill that interim period with what seemed like an endless round of juggling study/work/life commitments with gut busting training sessions, year round playing schedules, Mum and Dad driving you to tournaments in places you can’t even pronounce (let alone know what State they’re in!) injury rehabilitations, selection highs and lows, bonding nights, and scraping and saving for registration fees, shoes, and levy payments, and you begin to get a feel for what the journey is like for a Touch player rising through the ranks in an attempt to go from Junior prodigy to Senior success story.It’s not the road for everyone and in the tough times, the “Why do I put myself through this?” question is never far from one’s thoughts.But there, center stage on Field One at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa in January 2007, standing on the half way line and staring down at the might of the New Zealand Touch Blacks, was an all grown up Hayley Rogerson, proudly wearing a green and gold jersey with of course the number 13 emblazoned across her back… proof positive that the TFA Talent Identification system works. “Hayles” and her elder sister Peta (who is a current Australian Women’s Open World Cup representative) have risen through the ranks to be among Queensland’s and Australia’s brightest talents. Hayley represented Sunshine Coast at her first National 18s Championships, then QSST for the next two years, and then was selected to represent Australia at the 2001 Youth World Cup in the 18 Years Mixed division.The super fit link subsequently went on to be selected in the Queensland Women’s 20s team, Australian Women’s 20s squad, the Queensland Women’s Open State of Origin Team, and eventually the TFA National Training Squad.Hayley achieved a cherished dream when she was selected in the Australian Mixed Open Team for the 2007 FIT World Cup, and views her experience at the National Youth tournaments as an integral stepping stone in her development.“When I think back to the 18s tournaments, it really doesn’t seem that long ago, time flies… I know that since then, I have been lucky enough to come through the National system and been given support and development opportunities, but it all started with those early tournaments. I am thankful to all the people who have coached, pushed, and persevered with me during my ‘internship’. Without them I would not have been able to achieve my goals. Hopefully one day I can put something back into the sport that has given me so much,” Hayley said.The National 18 Years Tournament provides a unique opportunity for all regional areas of Australia, as well as the might of the New South Wales and Queensland School systems to compete under the one umbrella in a bid to crown the best 18 Years and Under team in the nation.The event offers a mix of social and competitive experiences that have become an integral lining in the fabric of Touch Football in this Country, and more importantly a rite of passage for some of Australia’s best young players like Hayley, who have used the tournament as a springboard for their representative careers.Australia has had 16 players who have represented the nation at Youth World Cup level who have gone on to represent Australia at Open level since the inception of Youth World Cup competition in 2001.Current Australian Open superstars such as Ash Farrow, Bo De la Cruz, Anthony Ziade, Louise Winchester, Matty Tope, Rebecca Tavo, and Steve Roberts are amongst the impressive list of ‘graduates’ to make the transition from our Junior World Cup, to our Open World Cup teams.Sydney’s Matthew “Shaggy” Tope who represented NSWCHS in the National 18s Championships in 2000, and went on to be selected in the Australian 18 Years Men’s team for the 2001 YWC, has great memories of the National 18s event and is enthusiastic when quizzed on the significance of the tournament to his development as an Elite player.“The best part about playing in the National 18’s was learning about the different playing styles. I didn’t understand a lot of the philosophies on how and why players from Queensland teams played differently to New South Wales teams, let alone the Kiwi style that I had never really seen before. It helps you learn to play more of a complete game when you get exposed to players, coaches, and ideas that you’re not used to. That and the friends you make. After playing for Australia you have an understanding of what it takes to get there, so you forge some pretty good friendships with the people that you go away with, that’s something that started for me as a junior and continues to this day,” Tope said.“Topeey,” regarded as one of the hardest workers and best young thinkers on the game in the nation, credits his YWC experiences with preparing him for the next level of competition and delivering him some harsh realities on what is required to truly “make it” in the game.“Playing in the YWC in 2001, taught me a lot about how hard you have to train to prepare for these events and the sacrifices you have to make in order to do well. As a young player you take for granted your talent and sometimes tend to rely on that without going the extra mile to better yourself. At the elite level everyone is talented in their own right, so it’s the ones who put the work in that really stand out. After that tournament I wanted to be one of the players who trained hard so I could stand out. I guess it kick started any chance I had of representing at the senior level, because without putting any hard yards in, I would have never made it,” Tope said.North Queensland’s Kelly Mc Gennity is the first female player to represent Australia in the two Youth divisions (18s & 20s) at successive Youth World Cups then graduate to Open World Cup representative level. Troy Malcolm is the first male.Kelly starred for Australia at the Federation of International Touch (FIT) 18 Years Youth World Cup in New Zealand in 2001 in the 18 Years Girls, the FIT 20 Years Youth World Cup at Kawana in the 20 Years Girls in 2005, and the FIT World Cup in the Mixed Open division in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2007.Mc Gennity, who captained the QSST Open Girls team, and the North Queensland 18 Years girls team, is adamant that the National 18 Years tournament has been a key stepping stone in her rise and rise in the sport she is passionate about.The impressive playmaker was the Player of the Series in Australia’s World Cup winning 2005 20 Years Women’s team.“Playing in the Youth World Cups were great experiences, and I enjoyed every minute of it. The Youth World Cup prepares you for open level in a big way. The rivalry between Australia and New Zealand has, and always will be, so intense and the speed of the games are just phenomenal,” Kelly said.“I think the Youth World Cup helps you realise the importance of playing for your country and representing the many young players out there that strive to be in the same position. To come out on top and win is a huge bonus. It’s a great honour to play in the Youth World Cup and to be fortunate enough to go onto the next level and play in the Open competition, is just sensational. It really opens up your eyes and makes you realise why you play the sport and why you put so much time and effort into developing your skills,” Kelly added.For the Sunshine Coast’s Benny Roberts who along with teammate Ash Farrow represented Australia in the 18 Years Boys division at the 2001 YWC, then went on to represent Australia at Open level in the 2007 FIT World Cup in South Africa, playing in the National 18s tournament provided benefits on a number of fronts. “The best part of playing in the National 18’s was being able to really show the rest of Australia that the Sunny Coast had talent, and it’s not just in the traditional touch football strongholds like Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast. To be able to be selected in Aussie Youth teams exposed me to better coaching and gave me the opportunity to see how different Countries approach the game – the way New Zealand play is much different to us and it was a bit if an eye opener for sure,” Benny said.The National Youth Championships have also allowed elite Coaches to develop and progress along a career pathway with mentors such as 2007 World Cup Australian Open Assistant Coaches Peter Robinson (Men’s Open) and Karley Banks (Mixed Open) having the opportunity to be a part of coaching teams at Youth World Cup level, then Open level, after cutting their teeth in the National 18s tournament.Current Australian Women’s Open Coach Kerry Norman led the Australian Women’s 20s’ Youth World Cup Team to a World title in 2001, she then assistant coached the Australian Women’s Open Team at the 2003 World Cup, before finally guiding the 2007 Australian Women’s Open Team to World Cup glory in South Africa.Australia’s most successful coach at World Cup level Peter Bell, who coached the Australian Women’s Open team to three successful World Cup campaigns between 1995-2003, is now giving the benefit of his knowledge and expertise to a new generation of up and coming players by assuming the coaching reigns of the Australian 18 Years Girls Youth World Cup campaign for 2009.Current Youth World Cup coaches Kathy O’Brien, Dean Russell, Michael Mc Donald, and National Assistant Coaches John Singh, Simon Hausler, Pete Shefford, Jacky Patrick, Danny Goodwin, Ricky Luland, Wade Jenkins, Nick Smith, and Steve Hughes have all coached in the National 18s Championships.In 2007 a new breed of players will take to the fields at the Coffs Harbour cauldron, some keen to establish themselves as the real deal, some just their to have fun and enjoy the ride, whilst others will have dreams of one day playing for Australia echoing through their heads.Keep your eye on the rookie kids wearing the unfashionable number 13 jersey, they may not be “all that” today, but as Hayley Rogerson will tell you, given the right amount of guidance, support, belief, and encouragement, dreams can come true.THE “GRADUATES” HONOUR ROLLPlayers who have represented Australia at Youth and Open World Cup LevelCLASS OF 2001Anthony Ziade (Men’s 20’s)Ash Farrow (Boys 18’s)Ben Roberts (Boys 18’s)Bo De La Cruz (Women’s 20’s)Brad Holden (Men’s 20’s)Hayley Rogerson (Mixed 18’s)Kelly McGennity (Girls 18’s)Louise Winchester (Women’s 20’s)Matt Tope (Boys 18’s)Troy Malcolm (Boys 18s) Rebecca Tavo (Mixed 18’s)Stacey Lapham (Women’s 20’s)Steve Roberts (Men’s 20’s)CLASS OF 2005Andrew Baggio (Men’s 20’s)Troy Malcolm (Men’s 20s)Claire Winchester (Women’s 20’s)Kelly McGennity (Women’s 20’s)Roxy Winder (Women’s 20’s)
zoomImage Courtesy: TOP Ships Athens-based tanker owner and operator TOP Ships has taken delivery of its newbuilding product/chemical tanker M/T Eco Palm Springs.The 50% owned vessel was handed over to the company on May 23, 2018.Featuring 49,703 dwt, M/T Eco Palm Springs was constructed at the Vietnamese shipyard Hyundai Mipo Vinashin.With a length of 183 meters and a beam of 32.2 meters, the tanker has a value of USD 33.7 million, according to VesselsValue.The unit commenced its three-year time charter employment with Singapore’s Clearlake Shipping on May 26, 2018. The company has two further options for one-year charter extensions, according to TOP Ships.