Transfers Tarkowski ends Arsenal and Man City transfer talk by penning new Burnley deal Jamie Smith 23:48 1/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Burnley Premier League Manchester City After being linked with a big-money move during the winter transfer window, the Clarets have tied their in-form defender down to a long-term contract James Tarkowski has signed a new contract at Burnley, committing his future with the Premier League surprise package until 2022.Tarkowski has excelled having stepped into the team to replace Michael Keane after the England international signed for Everton last July, starting 19 Premier League games.The 25-year-old was ever-present for the Clarets – leading to speculation he could receive a maiden England call-up – before receiving a retrospective three-game ban for an elbow on Brighton striker Glenn Murray. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal having all been linked with the former Brentford defender, Burnley have moved to tie him down to a new long-term deal.BREAKING: @Tarky19 signs new long-term deal at Burnley. Full story to follow. pic.twitter.com/7jLNF4B5Lw— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 4, 2018″I’m happy. It’s been a good season so far and it’s nice to be rewarded by the gaffer and the club in this way,” Tarkowski told Burnley’s official website.”Hopefully I can carry on paying them back and put in some good performances.”Since Keano left, the club has put the trust in me, so far, to take that position on. I feel like I’ve done quite well so far and hopefully long may that continue.”I have said it for a long time, this is a long-term project for me and the club so hopefully we can all continue what’s been a positive season so far.”SD: “We felt it appropriate to offer James a new deal on two levels. He’s done well in the Premier League and secondly his contract was out of sync. And there’s a few more we are talking to.”— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 4, 2018Burnley boss Sean Dyche confirmed in a news conference on Thursday that Canada international Scott Arfield will not be available for Saturday’s FA Cup clash with runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City due to injury.Dyche, who will rotate his high-flying side for the trip to the Etihad Stadium, added that contract talks are ongoing with a number of Burnley players.”I mentioned recently we have a good collection of players, ones we enjoy working with, and they are under good contracts,” Dyche said. “Tarky was, but we felt it appropriate.”There’s another couple we are talking to already. We try to work on a level of fairness and making sure players are on appropriate contracts at the right time. Tarky fits into that really.”
zoomImage Courtesy: JMU Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) has received a contract from Ecobunker Shipping for the construction of a multi-product (LNG and low sulfur fuel oil) bunkering vessel.According to JMU, the 95-meter vessel will be built as a part of the STS LNG fuel supply business in Tokyo bay by three shareholders of EBS, Sumitomo Corporation, Uyeno Transtech, and Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation.The bunker vessel will be homeported in the Port of Yokohama and the business itself will be subsidized from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.As explained by the shipbuilder, the hull design and construction will be subcontracted to Fukuoka Shipbuilding, and LNG tank fabrication including the LNG cargo handling system to Philippines-based Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company.JMU said the vessel will be the first of its type in Asia, capable of providing 1,500 cubic meters of compliant marine fuel oil and 2,500 cubic meters of LNG.
Japan’s shipping company Sanko Line has confirmed it placed an order for a Kamsarmax bulk carrier at a compatriot shipyard.The deal for the scrubber-fitted unit was signed with Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in early April.Data provided by Asiasis shows that the new vessel, featuring 82,000 dwt, is scheduled for delivery to its owner in the fourth quarter of 2020.The shipping firm did not unveil any further details related to the construction contract.Sanko Line currently owns three Liberia-flagged bulkers, namely the 2012-built Sanko Fortune, the 2006-built Ocean Wind and the 2005-built Euro Fortune, the company noted on its website.World Maritime News Staff
Kathy Najimy — star of Sister Act, King of the Hill, and HBO’s Emmy-nominated Veep — was guest of honor, together with her singer/songwriter daughter, Samia Najimy Finnerty, on Sunday at South Florida’s gourmet vegan restaurant Sublime.Sublime owner Nanci Alexander presented Najimy with PETA’s Compassionate Action Award for using her talents for more than a decade to help animals, including by starring in TV spots to promote kindness to dogs (with music by her friend Dolly Parton) and alternatives to real animal fur and encouraging tourists to steer clear of SeaWorld in an ad that appears in the San Diego International Airport.“Not only is Kathy one of the funniest actors in Hollywood, she’s also one of the famous kind souls whom PETA works with to save animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “From placing vegan themes in her sitcoms to starring in one of PETA’s high-profile campaigns to free dolphins and orcas, Kathy uses her wit and charm to get animal issues noticed.”Sunday’s reception also featured a musical performance from Najimy’s daughter, a vegan and PETA supporter in her own right.Source:PETA
“The Killing had an ethereal quality to it,” Sud told Metro, moments after the Seven Seconds premiere party wrapped this past Friday. “But Seven Seconds is of the earth. It’s all about blood seeping into the ground.” Veena Sud is shown in a handout photo. A new Netflix crime drama is tackling the issue of racial tensions resulting from police misconduct in the U.S. and it was created by a Canadian. Toronto-born writer-producer Sud, whose previous credits include the “The Killing,” says she came up with the idea for “Seven Seconds” after “turning on the television and seeing black men and young children being shot almost on a nightly basis.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-JoJo Whilden/Netflix MANDATORY CREDIT But as dark as the program gets, it never once feels forced or fabricated. It’s a gritty, intelligently written, directed and performed entertainment that serves as a mirror to the very real struggles facing average Americans. The series is the brainchild of Toronto-born writer and producer Veena Sud, the executive producer behind long-running Canadian series Cold Case and the creator of the mesmerizing hit Netflix show The Killing. And while comparisons to The Killing will be inevitable, the two programs take a different esthetic approach to their grim subject matters. Advertisement