Dix Hills Man Pleads Not Guilty to Having Sex With Dog


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Dix Hills man has been accused of having sex with a dog that he allegedly stole and later beat with a baseball bat last year, authorities said.Steven Errante pleaded not guilty at Suffolk County court to charges of animal cruelty, sexual misconduct and petit larceny.Prosecutors said the 26-year-old stole the Rottweiler-Labrador mix from a fenced-in pen behind a church near his home on Deer Park Avenue in October.The suspect then allegedly had sex with the dog in December, then brutally beat the dog, which suffered a fractured skull and was euthanized days later.Judge Barbara Kahn set bail for Errante at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.She also granted a request from the suspect’s attorney, Mary Beth Abbate, that Errante undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he understands the proceedings and can assist in his own defense.last_img read more

Seanergy Concludes Refinancing of Bulker Championship


first_imgGreek dry bulk shipping Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has concluded the refinancing of the 2011-built Capesize M/V Championship through a leasing agreement with Cargill International SA.The refinancing has released approximately USD 7.8 million of liquidity for the company.Pursuant to the agreement, the company has chartered back the vessel on a bareboat basis and subsequently entered it into a five-year time charter with Cargill at a rate which is linked to the 5-routes time charter average of the Baltic Exchange Capesize Index (BCI).Cargill will also cover 100% of the equipment and installation cost for retrofitting the vessel with an exhaust gas cleaning system.As part of the transaction, the company has issued 1,800,000 common shares to Cargill.As informed, the transaction is part of the company’s scrubber installation and time-charter program announced in October 2018. The company plans to equip five of its Capesize bulkers with scrubbers before the January 1, 2020 implementation date of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulfur emission cap regulation.last_img read more