Matson to pay $1 million in molasses spill plea deal

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Matson to pay $1 million in molasses spill plea deal

October 22, 2014—Matson has reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii in relation to charges that it illegally discharged more than 230,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor last year, but could still face civil claims by the U.S. EPA or the State of Hawaii. “Matson has cooperated with the U.S. Attorney’s office and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division throughout their investigation of the September 2013 molasses incident,” said Matt Cox, President and CEO of Matson, Inc. “While we regret the incident, we are focused on resolving the matter, subject to the court’s approval of the agreement. We continue to cooperate with the state and the EPA in an effort to address impacts from the incident.”

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Gonzalo (Atlantic Ocean)

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This animated image shows the paths of Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo and the rainfall dropped. Gonzalo’s highest rainfall totals topped 12 inches (red). Fay’s maximum rainfall appeared between 4 and 8 inches (green).
Image Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite can estimate rainfall rates from its orbit in space and that data is used to create a rainfall analysis and calculate total rainfall for weather events in the tropics. NASA used TRMM and other satellite data to calculate rainfall from Atlantic hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo.

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It’s a Doldrums lottery!

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- Abu Dhabi and Team Brunel first to break free

- Follow the race all the way with our new app

- Sail your own race with our Official Game

ALICANTE, Spain, October 22 – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel emerged as the clear winners from the great Doldrums lottery to take a firm grip on Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday.

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China Cup – AY Pre-Regatta Report

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AY Pre-Regatta Report

8th China Cup ready to blast off…
By AY MultiMedia – CCIR Media – Sailing Intelligence
22nd October: After successfully delivering a keynote AsianYachting Grand Prix
(AYGP) presentation at the 5th Asia Sailing Culture Development Forum and generating International media coverage for the China Cup last year, its no surprise then, that they have invited AY back especially to cover the forum, and work with other media to promote the racing side of the regatta to an International audience. This time we want to get down to the nitty gritty and find out how the Chinese go about organising sailing events and if the present growth of the pleasure boat industry can be sustained.

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Match racers defy Gonzalo


Hamilton, Bermuda (21st Oct 2014): Over the last few days there have been frantic phone calls between travel agents from competitors at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage and the oldest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Over Friday night and into Saturday the Category 3 Hurricane Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda pummelling it with 100+ knot winds.

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