Wärtsilä tech picked for Van Oord’s LNG-fueled dredgers

first_imgImage courtesy of WärtsiläThe Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply LNG fuel storage and supply system for Van Oord’s two new trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs). The ships are being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Van Oord, the Dutch marine contractor, Wärtsilä said on Monday.The Wärtsilä system comprises two 640-cbm single-shell polyurethane insulated storage tanks, featuring a new ‘In Line Tank Connection Space (ILTCS)’ that contains the process equipment. This LNGPac-ILTCS has the process equipment mounted in front of the tanks, instead of the usual on top installation.For on-deck applications, this significantly benefits the vessel’s view lines for better navigational safety, while also reducing the risk of damage to equipment that is typically installed on top of a single-shell tank.Furthermore, for below deck installation, the ILTCS improves fuel storage volume efficiency by avoiding the need to have the process equipment on top of the tank, which simplifies installation of the LNG system, Wärtsilä said.The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in mid-2020 for the first vessel, and in autumn 2020 for the second one.last_img read more

Smoking cannabis increases risk of cancer – researchers

first_imgOneNews 19 September 2014Smoking cannabis may increase the risk of lung cancer in heavy users researchers say.A recent study into the effects of smoking cannabis carried out by researchers at the University of Otago has found that heavy smoking of cannabis for 20 years or more may increase the risk of lung cancer.The study found that more than one joint every two days for 20 years may increase the smoker’s risk.University of Otago’s Associate Professor Brian Cox, says it cames as no surprise that cannabis smoking causes lung cancer due to the high use of the drug in New Zealand compared to other countries.“These findings are consistent with previous observations that smoking cannabis has a similar mixture of toxic products of combustion as cigarette smoking and that higher concentrations are likely to deposit in the lung due to cannabis smokers breathing in the smoke more deeply, and holding their breath longer,” he says.He added that the findings from the study suggest that public health programmes to reduce smoking may need to include greater initiatives to reduce cannabis smoking especially among young people. http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/smoking-cannabis-increases-risk-cancer-researchers-6085779last_img read more

Greensburg’s Macy Holdsworth Selected As Cato Memorial Scholarship Winner

first_imgCongratulations to Macy Holdsworth of Greensburg on being selected as one of 13 Indiana Senior High School Student/Athletes as a Cato Memorial Scholarship winner.Macy Holdsworth ranks at the top of his class with a 3.9 GPA in his class of 129 students. He has been a member of the varsity baseball and basketball teams all four years at Greensburg, earning eight varsity letters. Macy is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as a Student Council, Mentoring Program, and Peer Tutor participant. He volunteers his time to the community in a number of ways, including as a youth league basketball coach, a participant in the Bread of Life program, and a Day of Caring volunteer. He is the son of Scott and Kara Holdsworth.Macy Holdsworth Cato Memorial ScholarshipHoldsworth and the other recipients  will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their prep accomplishments and be recognized on Thursday (4-24) at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis as part of the Brady Sports Achievement Awards established by Methodist Sports Medicine.Submitted by The IHSAA.last_img read more

Winners, finalists announced in Maverick Challenge

first_imgColumbus, in. — Five finalists from six counties in Southeastern Indiana recently presented their ideas for a chance at winning $2,750 as part of the next-generation youth entrepreneurship initiative known as the Maverick Challenge.The Maverick Challenge program is designed to give high school students hands-on experience in the practice of entrepreneurship. Counties who participated in the regional contest this year included Bartholomew, Scott, Jennings, Jackson, Franklin, and Ripley.This year’s winners presented three unique ideas. Treyton Brown and Sam Everett, of Scott County, won $1,500 for their company, P.E.F.F. Co. Koltan Hauersperger and Brooks Wathen, of Jennings County, won $1,000, for their company, Kolt Electronic Solutions. Lastly, Alex Bamonte of Franklin/Ripley County, was awarded $250 for her company, Growing Memories.Students throughout the Maverick Challenge have access to workshops and online tools needed to take their idea from a concept and develop it into a business pitch! Students submit these pitches and plans, which then go through multiple rounds of judging at both the county and regional level.Finalists presented their ideas to a panel of regional judges consisting of entrepreneurs, service providers, educational representatives, and other community leaders. This year, the regional judging took place at the Holiday Inn Express in Seymour, IN.2018-2019 Maverick Challenge Winners:First Place – P.E.F.F. Co-Treyton Brown and Sam Everett- Scott County Business Idea: Created a quality farm animal feed, using biodegradable burlap bags, with premium quality ingredients while lower the cost to the consumers and farmers.Second Place – Kolt Electronic- Koltan Hauersperger and Brooks Wathen- Jennings County Business Idea: Created a system called “PLSS” (Power Line Safety System) to help regulate the voltage in power lines and stop the flow if there is a drop. Helping to reduce the number of injuries and deaths associated with power line malfunction.Honorable Mention- Growing Memories- Alex Bamonte- Franklin/Ripley County Business Idea: Created a business for those looking for alternatives to traditional burial services when a loved one dies. Custom memory vessels that also allow their loved ones and pets to be remembered. Finalists:TempSense- Emils Vigants, Krista Blackburn, Kiersten MeisterBartholomew County, Hauser High School Business Idea: Created a product and service that will help kids get interested in computer science.The Blue Rose Project- Katie Rohlfing- Jackson County, Brownstown High School Business Idea: Created a non-profit mobile organization that helps young girls improve self-esteem, image, and self-worth.last_img read more

Edo reviving Inter school sports to produce world class athletes — Obaseki

first_imgRelatedPosts We have finally caged Edo politics lions, says Gov. Obaseki Edo 2020: We lost singly because of Oshiomhole — APC chieftain Edo 2020: Shocking APC lost, opinion poll didn’t show us that — Gov. El-Rufai Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says his administration is reviving inter school sports with a view to producing sportsmen who will represent the state and country at different local and international competitions.Obaseki disclosed this after performing the ceremonial take-off of the Governor’s Cup Golf tournament held as part of activities to celebrate the Governor’s third year in office, tagged: “Alaghodaro 2019.”He said the state would use the inter schools competition to produce stars in table tennis, lawn tennis, athletics and gymnastics among others.He said: “Mini Stadia to be used for the Inter schools competition are being built across the 18 Local Government Areas in Edo as there will be competition at the Local, Senatorial and State levels.”The governor said the various sporting facilities would engage the youths and keep them active to produce a generation of sportsmen and women that would lead the country and the continent.Obaseki said his administration was set to use the traditional Igbabonelimhin dance from Edo Central Senatorial District of the state to produce world class gymnasts.He said: “Edo North is good in long distance race and we are sure of producing champions using facilities at Afuze.”The Governor said sports is part of the initiative his administration was using to create a healthy and viral society, noting that golf has been chosen to be part of Alaghodaro 2019.Tags: Edo StateGodwin Obasekilast_img read more

Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool hit four as Mourinho suffers

first_img(REUTERS)-Manchester City won 4-0 at West Bromwich Albion to end Pep Guardiola’s worst run as a manager and stay on top of the Premier League table yesterday.Yet his old rival Jose Mourinho’s woes continued as Manchester United’s manager was sent to the stands and Ander Herrera shown the red card in a goalless draw with Burnley at Old Trafford.Toothless United, with one goal in four games and a solitary win in seven, were left to see the other big guns with title aspirations pull away as City, Arsenal and Liverpool all struck four goals away from home.There were also doubles all round at the top as Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan scored twice each for City while Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud also struck braces for Arsenal, 4-1 winners at Sunderland.Liverpool maintained their challenge with a thrilling 4-2 win at Crystal Palace, which meant the three teams that started the day on top remain locked on 23 points, with City leading on goal difference ahead of second-placed Arsenal.The trio opened a three-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur, who lost ground after their 1-1 draw with champions Leicester City.Guardiola was all smiles after his first win in seven games and was full of praise for Aguero, the key striker whose future at City had been questioned after he was dropped for City’s Champions League game at Barcelona.“We need Sergio. We know how important he is for us when he can convince us how good he is and how important he is for this club,” Guardiola said.“He is part of the history for this club. I would like to help him. Still he can write the most brilliant images for himself in this club. He is one of the best.”Mourinho’s relief after United’s midweek League Cup derby win over City was short-lived as he began the second half behind the dug-out before being moved to the directors’ box.The Portuguese had been incensed by the failure of referee Mark Clattenburg to punish Jon Flanagan for a foul on Matteo Darmian but will be equally unhappy with his team who failed to score in 37 attempts, 11 of which were saved by the excellent Tom Heaton.TELLING SUBSTITUTIONArsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted with his team’s victory at winless Sunderland, who, having gleaned only two points all season, are experiencing the worst start in Premier League history after 10 games.The match turned on the introduction of Giroud, who scored with his first two touches as Arsenal netted three times in seven second-half minutes.Asked whether he deserved credit for the decision to bring on his fellow Frenchman, Wenger said: “The manager gets easy credit when he has quality players on the bench. You do not need to be a special manager to make that decision.”Some of Liverpool’s most dazzling football was on display again as goals from Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino earned them a superb win at Selhurst Park but so was some poor defending that allowed James McArthur to strike back twice for Palace.I’m not sure we’ve very often played better offensive-wise,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.Leicester earned their first away point this season as Ahmed Musa equalised in the 48th minute after Vincent Janssen’s first Premier League goal, from the penalty spot, had put Spurs ahead just before the break.A superb solo goal from Gaston Ramirez helped Middlesbrough to get their first home league win of the season, 2-0 over Bournemouth.Picking up the ball inside his own half, the Uruguayan forced his way into the Bournemouth area before cutting back inside a defender and scoring.Hull City remain in the relegation zone after Michael Dawson conceded a late own goal to see the visitors lose 1-0 at Watford.last_img read more

Ambassador Lynch gives blessings to Regal team ahead of upcoming USA tour

first_imgAHEAD of their tour to the United States of America (USA) which bowls off in March, softball giants Regal were given moral support from United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch.Ambassador Lynch had her first interaction with softball cricketers last Sunday at the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) where she was presented with a souvenir bat, signed by members of the Regal All Stars, Regal Masters and Regal Legends cricket teams.The Diplomat then gave her best wishes to the Regal team who will be winging out in March for assignments in Florida and New York, Regal will set off for Florida in March for the Orlando Cup and will then travel to New York for the Independence Cup later in July.The envoy caught a glimpse of an encounter between Regal Masters who beat Fisherman Masters in a friendly match. As the guest of honour, the diplomat was presented with a Regal cricket team authentic cap, a match ball and the bat which bore the autographs of the championship’s winning players.Also present at the presentation, which took place on the Everest outfield were Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) president Aleem Hussain, ECC president Manzoor Nadir and Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) president Ian John.John gave a brief history of the Regal teams and stressed on their achievements since they began travelling to Florida and New York. The longstanding GSCL executive was happy to report that on every trip since 2015 the Regal teams were successful and brought back many team and individual trophies.Meanwhile, making the presentation to the ambassador was team owner, Mahendra Hardyal, on behalf of the players who were all gathered on the field.In response, Ambassador Lynch expressed her gratitude for the gift and the invitation. “I am very grateful for this opportunity to be involved and though I attended CPL cricket twice, this is the first time I’ve been this close to the game. I intend to give this gift prominence in my office,” she said.Then, wearing her Regal team cricket cap and armed with her new bat, the ambassador displayed her prowess as a cricketer with a confident and well executed on-drive to the first ball she received much to the loud applause of all in attendance.last_img read more

USC faces critical two-game stretch

first_img“Inside the 20s” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this story, email Nick at nselbe@usc.edu or visit dailytrojan.com. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSelbe The next two games are crucial ones for the fate of the USC football program.On Saturday, the Trojans take on Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., a place where they were beaten 43-22 two years ago by a Sun Devil team that finished 6-7 that season.After a bye week, the team returns to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to face an Arizona squad that derailed USC’s 2012 season with a 39-36 upset win. The loss sent the Trojans into a woeful 1-5 stretch that turned last season from a disappointment into a disaster.The revenge factor in these games notwithstanding, both are absolute must-wins for USC head coach Lane Kiffin and his team.For one, both opponents are Pac-12 South rivals, meaning it is imperative that the Trojans win to bolster their conference record. But while winning will catapult USC back into the race for the South Division championship, fans might not want to think about what might happen should the Trojans lose one or both games.Losing each game is not at all out of the realm of possibility, either. USC opened as 6.5-point underdogs this week against ASU, and, as previously stated, lost to Arizona in 2012. Playing the Arizona game at home should help its cause, but as USC showed against Washington State, this year’s team can lose to any team, anywhere and at any time.Should the Trojans lose their next two games, the team will become something it hasn’t been in quite some time — irrelevant.The 2012 season was an embarrassment, yes, but it was the sort of train wreck that caused everybody to stop what they were doing and watch in astonishment. Four of the Trojans’ last five regular season games were nationally televised, and the final regular season game against Notre Dame drew the highest TV ratings of the 2012 season.But losing to ASU and Arizona would push USC’s conference record to 0-3, virtually erasing any chance at a Pac-12 South title. And with five of the team’s last six regular season games yet to be given a kickoff time or network broadcast, more noon kickoffs and Pac-12 Network-only broadcasts would most likely come as a result.The low TV ratings would pale in comparison to the turnout at the Coliseum, though. The average attendance for USC’s last three home games in 2012 was 89,123. Through the first three home games this season, the Coliseum averaged just 67,770 spectators per game.The attractiveness of USC’s opponent obviously plays a large part here. Two of USC’s last three home games of 2012 were against Oregon and Notre Dame, each extremely high-profile teams that drew sellout crowds and big TV ratings. USC’s opponents in home games this year (Washington State, Boston College and Utah State) are hardly big-name draws.The fact remains, though, that USC’s home opener had more than 15,000 empty seats at a time when the team was unbeaten (only 1-0, but unbeaten nonetheless), ranked in the Top 25 and playing a Pac-12 opponent at 7:30 p.m., usually an attractive kickoff time for fans because it gives them ample time to tailgate and get to the stadium on time. That there were so many empty seats illustrates how critical the next two games are to ignite a spark in the team’s waning support.I don’t mean to scare fans into a doomsday dread, because I don’t think the team will lose both games, especially with how well the defense has played thus far. In fact, I can easily envision USC winning its next two games and jumping back into the Top 25 heading into its crucial game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.But it must be said how imperative it is for the psyche of the Trojan faithful that the team perform well. It’s already been shown that one loss can send the Coliseum crowd into a tizzy, with calls for Kiffin’s job raining down from the rafters. A 0-3 Pac-12 record would make it seem like Armageddon is upon us.It should be noted that the next two games provide an equally great opportunity for the team to prove once and for all that the loss to Washington State was more of a fluke than an indication of ineptitude, and to make a statement to the nation that USC should be taken seriously.My money is on the latter. Call it blind faith if you want — it would be easy to, given that the Trojans’ offense has only played well in one of its four games — but I can say with confidence that I believe the team will finally put together a complete game and have its full talents on display.Or at least I hope so. Because I really don’t want to imagine what might happen otherwise.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 74-70 loss to North Carolina State

first_imgMarkell Johnson’s 3-pointer froze Jim Boeheim. It gave North Carolina State a three-point lead with 33.4 seconds locked on the clock. The Wolfpack held on, handing Syracuse its seventh loss in conference and ending its two-game win streak.In a matchup of two NCAA Tournament bubble teams with nearly identical resumes, Syracuse (17-9, 6-7 Atlantic Coast) fell to North Carolina State (17-9, 7-6), 74-70. On Wednesday night inside the Carrier Dome, the Orange entered the game winners of two straight, while NCSU lost in its previous outing to No. 14 North Carolina. The Wolfpack has beaten North Carolina (road), Duke (home) and Clemson (home) this season, which would have given weight to an SU win.Freshman forward Oshae Brissett led Syracuse with 25 points in front of 21,125 fans. The Orange dropped a winnable home game with five games remaining on the schedule, three of which are against opponents ranked in the Top 25.Here are three takeaways from Wednesday’s game.Bubble implicationsWednesday night’s game featured a pair of middle-of-the-pack ACC teams fighting for NCAA Tournament eligibility. Both teams could go dancing. Both may not. Or, only one of them could. But one thing became slightly clearer: Syracuse has made it more difficult to play in the Tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange is predicted to lose each of its remaining five games, according to Kenpom.com. Some NCAA Tournament projection brackets include Syracuse, while others do not. The final five games will be telling, of course, but Wednesday’s loss is significant. Mainly, because it came at home.N.C. State has a top-five offense in the ACC, scoring 80.9 points per game entering Wednesday. Four players average double-digit scoring and nine players typically play every night. That depth aided in NCSU’s attack, which handed SU a tough loss.Next up for Syracuse is a trip to Miami this weekend, followed by UNC and Duke in a four-day span. Boston College and Clemson round out the Orange’s remaining games.Matthew Moyer’s moveBefore tipoff, Syracuse’s redshirt freshman Matthew Moyer jogged out to the hoop like the rest of his teammates. Except Moyer did not play Sunday because of lingering pain from the high-ankle sprain he sustained Jan. 24 against Boston College. Moyer wore a protective boot on his left ankle during SU’s victory over Wake Forest last weekend, and his status was unclear.The 6-foot-8 forward who started Syracuse’s first 20 games warmed up with no boot. It was clear that he did not have full strength in his ankle, but he logged productive minutes for SU. He finished with eight points and a handful of quality defensive plays. Over his previous three games off the bench, Moyer had played 34 minutes and scored just two points. Head coach Jim Boeheim made clear that he would not be back in the starting lineup anytime soon, given his lack of contribution to the SU offense. Wednesday he reversed that.With 8:30 left, he drove to what appeared to be an opening in the paint but threw the ball to NCSU, whose Allerik Freeman converted a three-point play at the other end. Junior center Paschal Chukwu entered for Moyer, who was given a round of applause. He re-entered at the four-minute mark, with SU trailing by five.His emergence Wednesday, however slight, offers an idea of what he could add to Syracuse’s depleted frontcourt. Freshman Bourama Sidibe is battling tendinitis, and he has struggled in conference play after a fairly promising first month and a half. Chukwu has been up and down. Freshman Marek Dolezaj has been the lone consistent player on both ends of the floor inside the paint.Achilles arcThe 3-point shot has been Syracuse’s Achilles heel the past two games. Sunday in a near-comeback, Wake Forest drilled six 3-pointers because of a late adjustment in response to one Syracuse had made. The Demon Deacons hit 10 of their 23 long balls to account for 30 of their 70 points.But WFU scored only 18 points inside. That’s why Boeheim has said it’s not an issue if teams hit 3s but don’t score well inside. When teams can beat the zone via the 3 and inside, that hurts, Boeheim said.Down the stretch, NCSU’s Sam Hunt hit back-to-back 3s in front of his own bench. The latter stretched the Wolfpack’s lead to seven with 2:20 remaining. Brissett answered with a 3 of his own, but then NCSU hit the dagger. Johnson drilled back-to-back corner 3s to give NCSU the victory. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2018 at 11:20 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Emily Hawryschuk, Nicole Levy headline women’s Tewaaraton Award watchlist

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Emily Hawryschuk and Nicole Levy were both named as one of 50 players on the women’s Tewaaraton Award watch list. 40 percent of the list — 20 players — compete on teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In Syracuse’s first six games, Hawryschuk has averaged three goals a game, but her shooting percentage is under 44 percent on the year. Levy has 21 points in six games (12 goals, 9 assists) while shooting almost 55 percent this season. Hawryschuk most recently has racked up eight goals in her last two games, both wins against top-15 teams. Levy has scored over three points in every contest this season. The two highlight the No. 16 scoring offense in the nation, but neither are in the top-40 in points or goals per game. Last year’s winner, Sam Apuzzo, is the favorite on the list. She had seven goals and nine total points in a game against the Orange this season. The award has never been won by a Syracuse player.No. 4 Syracuse will next take on No. 7 Virginia in the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 4 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Published on February 28, 2019 at 10:22 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelmanlast_img read more