FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After New England held off the struggling New York Jets, usually reserved Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised two of his players who have dealt with some tough times.Chris Jones blocked Nick Folk’s 58-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the Patriots’ 27-25 win over the Jets on Oct. 16.This time, the defensive tackle didn’t commit a penalty as he did last season on Folk’s failed 56-yard try in overtime that gave the kicker another chance — a 42-yarder that gave the Jets a 30-27 win.“It was so fitting that he made that play” on Oct. 16, Belichick said. “That was awesome.”Danny Amendola hasn’t lived up to the $28.5 million, five-year contract he signed before last season but caught a 19-yard touchdown pass — just his fifth reception this season — that gave the Patriots a 27-19 lead.“Nobody works harder than Danny,” Belichick said. “He’s a really competitive kid, tough.”That the outcome wasn’t decided until the final play was a surprise.The Jets hadn’t won since their opener and Geno Smith was last in passer rating in the NFL. But he completed 20 of 34 passes for 226 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.“We can take a lot of positives from this,” New York wide receiver Eric Decker said, “but at this point we need a win, period.”The Jets (1-6) dropped their sixth straight game, the longest losing streak in Rex Ryan’s six years as coach.“We’re not going to sit here and sulk about losing the games because that’s going to make things worse,” Smith said.The Patriots (5-2) have a 1 1/2-game lead in the AFC East over Buffalo.“We started off the year 0-1 so 5-1 since is not bad,” said Tom Brady, who threw three touchdown passes and has nine with no interceptions in his last three games. “Hopefully, we can be a lot better.”(HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
October 23, 2019
zoom Danish container shipping major Maersk Line has exercised an option for the construction of two 15, 200 TEU containerships at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The options date back to a contract signed in 2015 for the construction of nine 15,200 TEU boxships plus eight additional ships of the same size.The two ships will be delivered in the second half of 2019, the company said in its Annual Report for 2017.As explained, the company lifted the two options in the fourth quarter of 2017 as new tonnage is needed to meet increased demand. The move has also been attributed to the ongoing network optimisations.The order comes as a surprise to the market especially on the back of Maersk Line’s repeated statements that it doesn’t plan to order any new ships in the future.“While our preferred way of growing the fleet is through investments in second-hand tonnage, this also includes reviewing the market for container vessels – large and small, new and chartered. The H-class vessels represent a unique segment not available in the second-hand market,” Maersk Line spokesperson told World Maritime News in a statement.“We are very happy with our H-class vessels. They add operational flexibility and economies of scale in certain of our trades and represent a segment not available in the second hand and charter markets. They will replace older, less efficient tonnage as we continue to manage our capacity tightly. With close to 30 pct of our chartered fleet on short-term contracts we have the needed flexibility to adjust our capacity to the market developments,” Peter Lund, Head of Chartering, Maersk Line, said.In 2017, Maersk Line took delivery of five second-generation Triple-E’s and four 15.2k TEU vessels, which had been ordered in 2015.The new vessels have replaced their older, less efficient counterparts, and have seen Maersk Linerecycle 16 vessels in 2017.Out of 27 ships Maersk Line ordered in 2015, 18 vessels remain to be delivered by the first quarter of 2019.World Maritime News Staff
October 14, 2019
APTN National NewsIt started with a final wish from the great-niece of Louis Riel.Now two Metis filmmakers are trying to heed her call.APTN’s Cara McKenna has this story.