Hopper Dredger River Thames Passes Sea Trials

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DEME Group’s latest addition to the fleet, the 2.300m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) River Thames has successfully completed its sea trials in Southeast Asia.According to the company, the newbuild was successfully put to the test near the coast of Batam, Indonesia.The vessel is designed to maintain sea and inland waterways, as well as perform land reclamation. It is equipped with the latest electronic system to improve positioning, sounding and execution of dredging work.To minimize environmental impact during dredging, the vessel is equipped with the latest innovation in the field of overflow – the IHC Plumigator.The 2,300m³ River Thames is the first of two new trailing suction hopper dredgers joining DEME’s fleet in 2020.last_img read more

Warriors run goes on

first_img Ulster appeared to have taken hold of the game with three penalties by Paddy Jackson in the middle of the first half but he had an important miss in the 31st minute and Glasgow closed the half with a fine try from Sean Maitland. The conversion by Finn Russell added to his earlier penalty allowing Glasgow to go in leading 10-9 and they dominated the second half, scoring tries through Tommy Seymour and man of the match Mark Bennett, with Russell converting both and adding a penalty. Glasgow can now look forward to an exciting end to the regular season as they seek a top-two finish, with a previously-postponed home game against Edinburgh next Saturday followed by Treviso away and Zebre back at Scotstoun. The pressure is now on Ulster to retain a top-two place to ensure they get a home tie in the play-offs. They have the difficult all-Irish run-in of Leinster at home and Munster away to wrap up the regular season. On a beautiful Glasgow spring evening the first scoring chance fell to Ulster number 10 Jackson but he sliced his effort from a central position on the home 10-metre line. Glasgow looked the more likely at this stage with good work from Maitland and Seymour. In the ninth minute full-back Peter Murchie broke to the Ulster 22, won a penalty which was tapped and when interfered with, the advanced penalty was hit home by Russell. Ulster were sloppy but as the first quarter ended they got their act together. The renowned Glasgow defence was put under pressure and three close-in penalties were conceded, struck home by Jackson in the 21st, 25th and 28th minutes. The second of those saw Glasgow number eight Ryan Wilson pick up Glasgow’s 10th yellow card of the season, sent to the sin bin by referee John Lacey. Jackson missed a tricky penalty in the 31st minute and Glasgow hit back in the closing minutes of the half to go in ahead. A break initiated by centre Mark Bennett was halted two metres out thanks to a brilliant tackle on Peter Horne by Luke Marshall. But Glasgow kep the pressure on and a wonderful pass from youngster Russell put in Maitland for a 40th-minute try converted by Russell. Within 10 minutes of the restart Glasgow led 20-9. First Russell kicked a penalty, with Ulster flanker Sean Doyle sin-binned. Then a Glasgow line-out drive, with backs attached, ended with one-time Ulster winger Seymour getting the touchdown and Russell converting from the touchline. Ulster came back and Andrew Trimble was cut down under the Glasgow bar before a line-out drive was referred to the television adjudicator, only to be disallowed. Glasgow, boosted by their defensive effort, got upfield and following a line-out drive, centre Bennett came back against the grain to reach the Irish line. Again the TV official was given work to do and this time he awarded the try, which Russell converted. Glasgow closed out the game in the Ulster half, with only a fine tackle from Trimble preventing them from getting the try bonus point. An outstanding performance from Glasgow Warriors took their unbeaten run to five matches as they beat Ulster 27-9, while also moving them to within a point of their second-placed opponents in the RaboDirect Pro12. Press Associationlast_img read more

Emirates, Arsenal Extend Shirt Deal till 2024

first_img“Emirates is a great partner for Arsenal – a world-class brand with a truly global reach. The airline plays a significant role in our ambitions to extend our influence and following around the world. The new deal, extending our shirt partnership until 2024, underlines how much both organisations value and benefit from the relationship,” he stressed.In addition to being shirt sponsors, with the Emirates brand continuing to appear on Arsenal’s playing and training kits, Emirates will provide access to their award-winning planes for Arsenal to use on pre-season tours.Emirates will retain marketing rights to develop campaigns and initiatives around the world. Arsenal’s home will continue to be known as Emirates Stadium up to 2028, as part of the extension agreed in 2012.According to Emirates President, Clark: “Arsenal’s strong appeal and influence around the globe, combined with their ambitions as a club makes them an ideal partner for Emirates, with values that reflect ours as a brand.“As a long-standing supporter of football, we are passionate about the game and are a proud partner to the team.”“As a business, we are hugely committed to supporting sports all over the world and our relationship with Arsenal is no different. Our partnership with Arsenal Football Club is a great combination of two truly global brands and we’re very pleased to have extended this relationship for five more years – connecting fans from around the world with one of the greatest teams in the world,” concludes the airline’s chief executive.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Arsenal Football Club, wednesday announced a new sponsorship deal. The sponsorship, the largest ever signed by the club and one of the biggest ever agreed in football, grants the airline a five-year extension to their shirt partnership with the club until the end of the 2023-2024 season.Nigeria is one of Arsenal’s biggest fan base.The new sponsorship agreement, strengthens one of the most recognisable and respected partnerships in sport.The agreement was finalised yesterday by Arsenal Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis, and Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark.Mr Gazidis said: “Our shirt partnership is the longest running in the Premier League and one of the longest relationships in world sport. This mutual commitment is testimony to the strength and depth of our unique relationship. Emirates are again demonstrating their great belief in our approach and ambition and their significantly increased investment will help us continue to compete for trophies and bring more success to the club and our fans around the world.last_img read more

Stone announces 4 additions from ’06 recruiting class

first_imgWisconsin women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stone announced her 2006 recruiting class Wednesday.For the fall of 2006 class, Stone made sure to establish her third recruiting class by finding players who fit into her new swing offense as well as filling every position from point guard to center.Among those who signed their national letter of intent to attend UW next year are Mariah Dunham, a 6-foot-1 guard from Watertown, Wis.; Teah Gant, a 5-foot-10 guard from Oswego, Ill.; Sarah Ingison, a 5-foot-7 guard from Roseville, Min.; and Brittany Heins, a 6-foot-2 post player from Postville, Iowa.Sarah Ingison is the true point guard of the class. She has started since her freshman season at Concordia Academy High School and earned all-conference honors each year.”What I like about Sarah Ingison is her feistiness,” Stone said. “She can shoot the three, she can handle the ball, she leads the team like a true point guard, has my kind of energy which I’m excited about, a very poised, just tremendous person that I look forward to being a quarterback of our program in the very near future.”Mariah Dunham is an athletic wing player who can run the floor and play both inside and outside, a key component for Stone’s swing offense. Her athleticism is evident as she led Watertown High School to a second place finish at the 2005 WIAA State volleyball championship.”(Dunham) can defend, she can play inside or out, she can play a lot of different positions,” Stone said. “Defensively, Mariah has played inside and outside in high school. She can play the off-guard or she can post up. I’m excited about all that Mariah can do for us.”Brittany Heins will add another dimension to the Badgers’ post game as they will need to replace senior Annie Nelson after this season. Through three years at Postville High School, Heins has averaged 22 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 3.26 steals per game.”Brittany Heins gives us that dimension inside that we’re looking for,” Stone said. “I have often used with her the name Mike Wilkinson. That’s a characteristic of Brittany is her ability to outwork people; she can play inside, she can run the floor, she can step out and hit the 12 to 15-foot jump shot.”Arguably the most heralded of the Badger recruits is Teah Gant. The 2006 McDonald’s All-American nominee averaged 19.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game her junior year at Oswego High School as she earned “Street and Smith” honorable mention and Illinois Basketball Coaches third team all-state honors.”Teah Gant (is) a tremendous athlete,” Stone said. “A young woman that can play any position on the perimeter — Teah’s able to play the one, two or three position. She’s great getting to the rim, tremendous off the dribble. She’s a player that is very difficult to guard, she gets to the free throw line a lot.”While these four new recruits may not make the same splash that Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks made as freshmen a year ago, Stone will be looking for them to make an impact when they step on campus next fall.”We certainly expect all of our players to come in and make an impact right away,” Stone said. “All four will make an immediate impact. When and how often they play, that I don’t know — I just know that they will work their tail off to help our basketball team be better. They’re all very unselfish players, have abilities to take their games to the highest levels which hopefully will take our team to the highest level.”last_img read more

USC back where it started — at No. 1

first_imgAfter reclaiming the No. 1 ranking, the USC men’s water polo team will be put to the test against fellow Mountain Pacific Sports Federation member No. 7 Long Beach State this Saturday at McDonald’s Swim Stadium.The Trojans (16-1, 3-0) previously sat at No. 3 following a one-goal loss to UCLA at the NorCal Tournament, but after nine consecutive victories — including six over a three day span last weekend — the Trojans return to the spot that they held going into the season.Sophomore two-meter Matt Burton says regaining the No. 1 ranking means a lot to the the Trojans, as they take on a fiercly competitive Long Beach State team Saturday at McDonald’s Swim Stadium. – Jonathan Wong|Daily Trojan“It meant a lot to us [to regain No. 1], we want to get back to the top, we know everyone’s gunning for us,” sophomore two-meter Matt Burton said.Earlier this season, the Trojans visited Long Beach to compete in the 49ers’ (6-6, 0-1) season opener, handedly defeating Long Beach State 12-3. In the game, Burton and senior driver Justin Rappel both had hat tricks to help the Trojans cruise to victory.The teams’ first matchup was a non-conference affair, but this time their meeting is the beginning of Trojans’ Mountain Pacific Sports Federation schedule. The Trojans will play five of their final six games against MPSF foes before the beginning of the MPSF tournament in late November.After not going a weekend without playing at least two games since their first match up with the 49ers, the Trojans will not play back-to-back games within five days of each other until the MPSF Championships.But the Trojans know that it’s important to keep focus and take advantage of their less physically demanding MPSF schedule.“We’re really taking this opportunity when we have just one game a week to get in the best shape that we can,” Burton said. “The coaches have planned a really intense training schedule for this week and next week, twice as many morning practices and the afternoon practices are tougher.”A victory over Long Beach State, which would be the Trojan’s 36th consecutive home win, would extend the Trojans all-time record against the 49ers to 56-15.Long Beach State’s senior center Jeff Greenwood was their leading scorer last season, and will head a balanced 49er attack that also features last season’s third team All-MPSF senior goalie Dereck Weibe-Bailey.The same 49ers team that looked so dangerous before the two teams first met will come to campus holding a grudge, which makes them even more dangerous in the eyes of the experienced Trojans.“They’re always fierce competitors. They’ll definitely come with a chip on their shoulder. I’m sure they don’t appreciate what we did to them last time,” Burton said.last_img read more

Syracuse to play Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium in 2018

first_imgSyracuse was originally scheduled to travel to South Bend to face Notre Dame next season, but the game has been relocated to Yankee Stadium, SU announced Thursday. The Nov. 17 game will be SU’s final non-conference game of the 2018 season.“To play a fantastic opponent like Notre Dame in that building, closer to home, I think is exciting for our fans,” head coach Dino Babers said in a statement. “As coaches and players, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and something we’re very much looking forward to.”SU has played twice in the new Yankee Stadium since its opening in 2009. It beat Kansas State in the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl and topped West Virginia for the same title in 2012. The Orange owns a 7-1 record at both the old and new Yankee Stadiums dating back to a 3-0 win over Pittsburgh in 1923, and beat Notre Dame at the original stadium in 1963.The game marks another regular season college football affair in a storied baseball park. Boston College played at Fenway Park this season and faced Notre Dame in the shadow of the Green Monster two years ago. Northwestern has hosted games at Wrigley Field and has an agreement with the Cubs to do so again as early as 2020.SU’s last two games against the Irish have also been off-campus, losing to the Irish at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 2014 and 2016. The Orange is 3-5 all-time against Notre Dame and last beat ND in 2008 in South Bend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 2018 schedule also includes non-conference games against Western Michigan, Wagner and Connecticut, with the league schedule set to be released next year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtblosslast_img read more

Newcomers impress as Trojans wrap up spring ball

first_imgEarly-enrollee quarterback Kedon Slovis played surprisingly well at spring practice. (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) Throughout spring ball, a number of early-enrollee incoming freshmen on both sides of the ball made strong cases for playing time in the fall. With the loss of so many veterans to the draft, the freshmen’s ability to step up and contribute will be perhaps the most critical factor in the coming season. Though little more than a month of spring football doesn’t make the answers to those questions much clearer, it does give a better idea of what to expect from some of the younger team members. Jackson showcased his raw physical ability during the spring showcase, where he made a ridiculous one-handed interception at the line of scrimmage and proceeded to run it back for a touchdown. Jackson has been one of the most disruptive players on the Trojan front seven throughout the spring, and seems likely to have a big role to play come fall. Slovis showcases a natural understanding of the timing necessary for throws in offensive coordinator Graham Harrell’s system, as well as refined touch on his passes. He doesn’t have the strongest arm, and his mobility is limited. However, his ability to quickly make reads and put the ball where and when it needs to be makes him worthy of notice at the position. Although it’s highly unlikely he wins the starting job, his ability to run the offense smoothly provides the Trojans with more security at signal caller — something a team always needs. Though the receiver room is crowded with an incredible amount of talent, Jackson’s performance so far should earn him the opportunity to fight for a bigger role in fall camp. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him on the field regularly once the season begins. On the other side of the ball, quarterback Kedon Slovis has been a pleasant surprise for the Trojans. The Arizona native came into the spring with few expectations other than to be the fourth-string quarterback, yet his strong play has caught the attention of everyone in attendance. center_img Allen continued to play well once he was moved back to safety, a position where the Trojans sorely lack depth. With the loss of so many veteran players in the secondary and the injury woes of many that remain, Allen’s versatility could make him a crucial player in the fall. Outside linebacker and defensive end Drake Jackson was perhaps the biggest shining star of spring ball. Jackson already looks the part of a Division I edge rusher, standing at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds and having been compared to USC legend Leonard Williams by head coach Clay Helton. Jackson carries that frame with tremendous athleticism, showing a rare burst off the line of scrimmage along with a special quickness in moving off of blocks. Defensive back Briton Allen, a late flip from Georgia Tech, found his way into plenty of reps this spring as a result of the numerous injuries hampering the secondary. Allen performed impressively when thrust into the fire at cornerback in the early practices — a departure from his usual safety position. Though his technique and footwork in coverage have a ways to go, Allen’s raw football instincts and aggressiveness showed up regularly. Fellow offensive newcomer wide receiver John Jackson III has been one of the most fun players to watch throughout the spring. From the first week of practice, Jackson has looked like he’s played in this offense for years. His route running is smooth and sudden, with exceptionally clean breaks that allow him to create separation with ease. His natural athleticism, sound hands and route-running ability made him a favorite target throughout spring ball, regularly making plays against the first team defense. Now that spring football practice has come to an end, the Trojans won’t take the field again to prepare for the 2019 season for two months. There’s no shortage of questions surrounding the team; the way it bounces back from last year’s disappointing season may define the program for years to come. last_img read more

Dumoulin wins Giro

first_imgDutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin was the winner of this year’s Giro D’Italia.He claimed first place yesterday in the one-hundredth edition of the race – finishing ahead of Colombia’s Nairo Quintana in the overall standings.Dumoulin took second spot in the final day’s time trial – enough to secure the prize. Photo © Pixabaylast_img

NPFL: Ohanachom Sets Next Season Target for El-Kanemi

first_imgIn the match against Sunshine Stars, Ohanachom’s offensive effort alongside teenage team-mate Hussaini Bata, forced Taye Isiaka of the Akure Gunners to score a heart breaking own goal, which eventually put the Warriors ahead for the second time in the duel. The goal poacher also created the third after rounding goalkeeper David Ariya, who fouled him for a penalty. Defender Hussaini Mohammed converted the resultant kick that won the tension soaked tie.The player, who is fondly called Nedu by mates, regrets that they were late in coming for the title but insists that El-Kanemi Warriors has one of the best squads in the NPFL to win the title.“I strongly believe that the new season will reveal our true strength and get us to achieve our set target as we will be fighting to win the title or at least grab a continental ticket.“This is our tenth consecutive home win in Maiduguri. That feat shows the strength of a solid team that can compete for the league title next season. We are now 12th on the log and it is obvious we are not one of title contenders but I am confident of a top ten finish which shows the strength of the squad in our club”, continued Nedu.Not surprising though, he points to their displacement in the seasons past and at the start of the on-going campaign as a factor for their earlier indifferent results.“If you consider our unstable condition and playing on adopted home grounds within the space of two years, you can then attest that not all teams would have survived such predicament. But we kept our focus and courage to save the clubs image”, he offered.Nedu is not one to mask his hunger and ambition to win the prestigious NPFL title for the Borno landlords by next season and goals and assists from the former FC Taraba marksman has been considered very instrumental to Elkanemi’s retaining their place in the top flight last season.“My dream is to win the league title here and I look forward to that special day. If my team can keep the tempo on away games like we had played at home, definitely, we will be too strong to contend with and the sky will be our limit by next term”, boasted the fair skinned Nedu.Elkanemi have notched-up 42 points after 31 rounds of matches. Their next fixture will be on the road at relegation threatened Ikorodu United on Sunday, 28 August 2016.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Uchenna IyokeElkanemi Warriors returned to their traditional home ground in Maiduguri in April to start what may be their longest home run of wins in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), a feat that has prompted their lanky forward, Chinedu Ohanachom to sing the praises of the squad but admitting they are late in challenging for the title.The Borno Warriors scraped to a 3-2 defeat of Sunshine Stars on Match Day 32 to make it ten wins from ten games on home soil since returning to Maiduguri on April 10 in a Match Day 11 fixture against Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) which they won 2-0. For over a season, El-Kanemi was forced to play its home fixtures in Kano (2014/15) season and Katsina at the start of the 2015/16 season but following successes by the Nigerian armed forces in the battle to contain the Boko Haram terrorist group, the League Management Company (LMC) granted approval for the team to return to Maiduguri. That seemed to have also marked a return to winning ways that has chalked up ten on the trot.last_img read more

Arcia’s pinch hit in 8th lifts Brewers over Pirates 6-5

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night.Ben Gamel led off the eighth with a double against Nick Turley (0-1) and scored on Arcia’s hit off Chris Stratton as the Brewers took three of four in the series.Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in his first appearance since walking five of the six batters he faced while trying to close out Saturday night’s game. Hader has yet to give up a hit this season.Devin Williams (3-1), the fourth of five Brewers pitchers, struck out four and didn’t allow a hit in 1 1/3 innings to pick up the win.Keston Hiura homered for the Brewers, who also took advantage of shoddy fielding by the Pirates.The Brewers got two runs in the second when Pittsburgh second baseman Kevin Newman bobbled Eric Sogard’s grounder with the bases loaded. Sogard was awarded a hit and an RBI, with the second run crossing on Newman’s throwing error to first.Pittsburgh tied it in the third on Erik Gonzalez’s two-out, two-run homer off Brent Suter, who retired eight straight to start the game before walking Cole Tucker.The Brewers took advantage of another error by Newman in the fourth that allowed struggling Omar Narvaez to score after his leadoff double.Milwaukee extended its lead to 5-3 in the fifth on Hiura’s leadoff homer that chased starter Trevor Williams. Hiura has four home runs in 10 games against the Pirates this season and 10 in 26 career games versus Pittsburgh.Williams gave up seven hits and five runs (three earned) in four innings.The Pirates tied it again in the sixth on Jose Osuna’s two-run single off reliever Freddy Peralta.DEADLINE DEALThe Brewers traded reliever David Phelps to the Phillies for three lower-level prospects to be named later. Phelps, 33, was in his first season with Milwaukee after signing as a free agent on Jan. 30. He appeared in 12 games and had a 2.77 ERA in 13 innings. “It became very clear early on that David was an attractive player to a number of teams,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said.TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: Reinstated 3B Colin Moran from the seven-day concussion injured list and optioned 1B Will Craig back to their alternate training site in Altoona, Pennsylvania.Brewers: OF Avisail Garcia was out of the starting lineup for the third consecutive game due to ankle soreness. He came on as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. … OF/DH Ryan Braun sat out with back soreness. … Placed RHP Brandon Woodruff on the paternity list. … Sent RHP Corey Knebel to the alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin, on a rehab assignment. Knebel has been dealing with a strained hamstring. … Recalled RHP Trey Supak and RHP Justin Topa from the alternate training site.UP NEXTPirates: Chad Kuhl (1-1, 2.52 ERA) will take the mound Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs as Pittsburgh begins a nine-game homestand. Kuhl is 1-6 with a 6.75 ERA in nine career starts against the Cubs.Brewers: Josh Lindblom (1-2, 6.31) gets the start in the opener of a two-game interleague series against the Tigers at Miller Park. Michael Fullmer (0-0, 8.79) goes for Detroit.Image credits: AP LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 09:15 IST Arcia’s Pinch Hit In 8th Lifts Brewers Over Pirates 6-5 Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night FOLLOW US First Published: 1st September, 2020 09:15 IST COMMENTlast_img read more