Redwise completes Torghatten Nord’s LNG ferries delivery

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Repsol)Norwegian ferry operator Torghatten Nord has taken delivery of its two LNG-fueled vessels Huftarøy and Samnøy, built by Tersan Shipyards in Turkey.Both vessels have been delivered from the shipyard to the operator by the Dutch ship delivery specialist, Redwise, the company said in its statement.Two of Redwise’s crews had previously undergone training at EU institutes for the previous LNG-fueled vessels deliveries.With vessels departing shortly after each other and with limited LNG only bunker capacity, Redwise entered into a frame agreement with Repsol for these simultaneous voyages.Repsol provided LNG bunkering in both Cartagena and El Ferrol, on very short notices with the vessels bunkering the chilled fuel back-to-back.The ferries will operate at the Halhjem-Sandvikvåg route in Western Norway, and have identical capacities of up to 180 cars and 550 passengers.last_img read more

PM Skerrit scolds DSC students

first_img Tweet Hon. Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has admonished students of the Dominica State College (DSC) to take their education seriously.The prime minister who was a guest on Government in Focus program aired on DBS Radio last week, said while the government is making strides in ensuring that that every child has an equal opportunity for education there has been reports of students evading school.“Those of you who attend the DSC must not leave your parents home, say you going to school and not in school. You cannot not study and when you fail you blaming the prime minister. My responsibility is to create opportunities for you, give you the facilities but it is you responsibility to do well,” he said.According to the prime minister too many fractions of society blame his government for the ill wills of students.“I don’t live at your homes to know whether you study or not. It is expected of you to study. If you do well and you cannot find an opportunity then hold me responsible but I cannot give you an opportunity, invest all this money in you and you forming the fool and get involved in the use of drugs and alcohol,” he said.According to the prime minister, some students leave home for school but are seen on campus and loiter.“This is not a college to hang out and loiter; it is a place for learning but some of the students go and lime in town…” he said.He said students are responsible for their actions where education is concerned and some are “just not serious”.Prime Minister Skerrit said government will continue to provide training opportunities for students in Dominica.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 76 Views   5 commentscenter_img EducationLocalNewsTertiary PM Skerrit scolds DSC students by: – March 20, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

Cole three-peats at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (Aug. 1) – Tate Cole went back to back to back – yes, that’s three – for his seventh Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature win of the season Saturday at Tri-State Speedway.Van Gemmill finished in second and Jake Davis was third.Justin Johnson collected his third IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win of the season ahead of a hard-charging Dalton Ragsdale and former winner Chris Patterson.In the IMCA SportMod feature, Ken McCarty took home his fifth win of the season and second in a row ahead of former winner Steve Little and Lonny Flanagan.last_img

Everton appoint Peter Vint new academy director

first_imgEverton have hired former United States Olympic Committee director Peter Vint as their new academy director. Vint, whose title with the USOC was senior director of competitive analysis, research and innovation, specialises in performance analysis and sports science and he was part of the backroom team that helped USA secure 64 medals at the 2012 Olympics in London. “The reputation of Everton Football Club and its academy is world-renowned and I am really excited about beginning my work at the club,” Vint said on the Toffees’ official website. “Everton has an unparalleled history and an inspiring connection to the local community. The club also takes great pride in finding and developing exceptional young footballers and placing academy graduates on a path towards our first team.” The likes of Ross Barkley, Brendan Galloway and Tyias Browning have all broken into the first team in recent years and manager Roberto Martinez is hopeful players can continue to come through the ranks under Vint’s guidance. “What Peter will bring is the extra, invaluable element of performance to allow our young players and staff to become as good as they can be in their jobs,” the Spaniard said. “This club has a long tradition of being pioneering in football and so we are genuinely excited about an appointment that is progressive in the British game, an appointment that I think will benefit our development pathway immensely.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Wayward Osaka sent packing from Wimbledon

first_imgBy Toby DavisLONDON (Reuters) – World number two Naomi Osaka’s hopes of a third Grand Slam title were shredded on Centre Court as she was dumped out of Wimbledon in the first round, losing 7-6(4) 6-2 to Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva on Monday.The Japanese, who had nervelessly battered her way to Grand Slam success at the U.S. and Australian Opens, failed to find her range on the slick lawns of the All England Club, tumbling out amid a flurry of unforced errors.Putintseva was far from an unknown quantity for Osaka, having recently knocked her out in Birmingham, and again proved a resolute obstacle for the Japanese, fighting back after an early break to take the first set on a tiebreak. She broke the Japanese second seed twice in a dominant second set, wrapping up victory in an hour and 36 minutes when her opponent sliced a backhand into the net, becoming the first top-two seed to lose in the women’s first round since Martina Hingis in 2001.Despite Osaka’s lofty ranking following her rapid rise to the sport’s summit, this was always going to be a potential banana skin for the Japanese, whose form since winning her second major in January has been patchy. She had made only one semi-final since winning the Australian Open, had suffered a third-round exit at Roland Garros and had entered Wimbledon on the back of a second-round defeat by Putintseva in Birmingham.Six of her seven defeats in 2019 had been to players ranked outside world’s top 20 while the 39th-ranked Putintseva was looking for her third top-five win of the season. If the omens had appeared to be conspiring against Osaka, she did herself no favours on court.Things begun well when she broke in the third game, but it was not long before momentum swung towards her opponent, who broke back for 3-3 before claiming the first set on a tiebreak.Osaka looked increasingly despondent in the second as the unforced errors came thick and fast.After two breaks of serve, Putintseva quickly brought up two match points. Osaka saved the first, but a 38th unforced error from the Japanese proved terminal.last_img read more

Pakistan begin Australian tour with comprehensive win

first_imgLEG-SPINNER Shadab Khan claimed three scalps as Pakistan warmed up for their T20 series against Australia with a comfortable six-wicket win over a Cricket Australia XI.After Shadab took 3-30 in Pakistan’s first match of the tour at Bankstown Oval, the visitors chased down their target of 135 with 13 balls to spare.Fakhar Zaman hit 43 off 39 in the pursuit, while Babar Azam hit 34 and Harris Sohail powered to 32 from just 22 balls before being bowled by Ben Dwarshuis (2-18).Pakistan Quick Muhammad Irfan also began the tour with a wicket on the first ball of the match, producing an inswinging yorker to bowl Ryan Gibson.But Shadab was easily the tourists’ best, after he went through the CA XI’s middle order.The former Brisbane Heat spinner had Alex Ross (17) and Nathan McSweeney (30) both caught on the sweep and trapped Baxter Holt (16) lbw to finish with 3-30 on Thursday.Chris Lynn whacked 24 off 16 for the inexperienced hosts, with all but two of his runs coming in boundaries.But he was bowled by Wahab Riaz after hitting him for six, denting his push for a return to Australia’s short-form side.Pakistan are the No.1 ranked side in the world in Twenty20 cricket and will start their three-match series against Australia on Sunday at the SCGGillette T20 INTLs v PakistanNovember 3: First T20I, SCG, 2.30pm (Fox & Kayo)November 5: Second T20I, Manuka Oval, 7.10pm (Fox & Kayo)November 8: Third T20I, Perth Stadium, 4.30pm (Fox & Kayo)last_img read more

Bleach: Super Bowl, super bust

first_imgWhile listening to the incomprehensible ramblings of ESPN’s Chris Berman the other day, I slowly slipped into a dormant state and happened to be visited by the patron saint of football, Vince Lombardi. Although my Packers desperately need a pass rushing linebacker for their new 3-4 defense, I asked Coach for only one thing next year:Please let Tom Brady’s knee heal properly because I cannot endure another NFL season as boring as this one.Like most of America outside of New England, I felt little sympathy for the Patriots’ pretty boy when Kansas City safety Bernard Pollard rolled up his knee, ending Brady’s 2009 campaign after one quarter of football. After all, with three Super Bowl trophies, multiple supermodels flaunting at his side and a recent MVP award, mustering up compassion for this fallen star was difficult.Little did I realize how much I needed that smug grin next to coach Bill Belichick’s stony demeanor on the sideline every Sunday.The 2007-08 NFL season gave every fan something to root for, regardless of team affiliations. With the Patriots streaking to a perfect regular season and Brady piling up touchdowns at every chance, fans either loved or hated the best franchise of the decade.But that is the point — they cared.This season, what exactly was there to get excited about outside of hometown teams? The thrilling Tennessee Titans, who sat on top of the standings as the league’s only 13 win team? Or possibly watching the 8-8 Chargers capture a playoff berth over the equally exciting 8-8 Broncos? Sadly, the only team I was truly stimulated by was the perfect 0-16 Lions (Fun fact: The Lions went 4-0 this preseason).Perhaps I am spoiled. Super Bowl XLII was one of the most exhilarating Super Bowls of all time. No matter how good Larry Fitzgerald is against Pittsburgh, it will be tough to top the drama of the “Helmet Catch.”But a well-played game and a signature play were not the most important factors contributing to the success of Super Bowl XLII. It was the excitement of a major upset. Watching the double-digit underdog Giants knock off what was potentially the greatest team in history enhanced the game beyond anything that actually happened on the field,which is exactly what is lacking from this year’s big game. There is no upset factor.Although the Steelers opened up as 6.5 point favorites, will anyone be surprised if the Cardinals continue their winning streak?Now I am fully aware sports are not all about upsets, and I would welcome a game between two deserving teams.Unfortunately, once again, this is not the case. The Cardinals lost seven games this year. Seven games! If I haven’t made myself clear enough, they lost seven games in what might have been the weakest division in NFL history. They just happened to get on a hot streak in the playoffs, and there weren’t any dominant teams to stop them.This brings us back to the Patriots.We need a dominant team in the NFL for the playoffs to be successful. If the Cardinals win, can anyone legitimately claim they are the best team in the NFL? Or was the league just incredibly average this year with the Cardinals and Steelers ranking slightly above average?When Brady is at the top of his game, the league has a benchmark — something to measure itself against — and a goal to reach. Ditto for when Peyton Manning was dominating the league. In fact, during any golden run for the NFL, there was a top team the rest of the league was trying to beat. Do either the Giants or the Titans qualify as that benchmark this year?People say they want parity, but mediocre play across the league is the result of that concept taken too far.So I pray to St. Lombardi, please restore Brady’s knee and the Patriots place at top next year.Michael is a junior majoring in journalism. Do you think the NFL was entertaining as usual? Is he simply bitter about the Packers 6-10 season? Michael can be reached at mbleach@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Trinidad and Tobago Bans All Non-Nationals from Entering Country for 14…

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago government today announced that only nationals would be allowed into the country for the next 14 days as it seeks to establish a sterile environment in a bid to curb the rise in the number of cases associated with the new coronavirus (COVID-19).Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, speaking at a news conference following a special Cabinet meeting, said also that his administration would be embarking upon several other measures, including the closure of bars and schools as the twin-island republic comes to grips with the virus after having so far recorded four positive cases within a 48-hour period.“We have taken the decision that Trinidad and Tobago will cease to encourage and facilitate for the next 14 days, except under exceptional circumstances, the entry of persons who are not nationals of Trinidad and Tobago,” Rowley told reporters.He said the exemptions will come from the Minister of Health through the Minister of National Security.Rowley said among those likely to be given exemptions are employees of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), which is the main agency conducting tests for most Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries on the virus, as well as health personnel, “and similar essential persons who we need”.last_img read more

Cory Sandhagen: A new wolf in the UFC bantamweight pack

first_imgView this post on Instagram Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAfter finishing Austin Arnett with a nasty body shot last January to win his debut, the Elevation Fight Team member scored a second-round finish of Brazilian veteran Iuri Alcantara in his second Octagon appearance. While most will remember the bout for the pathetically late stoppage, the first round saw Sandhagen forced to gut out a nasty armbar that would have drawn a tap from many others and showed what kind of toughness the emerging bantamweight talent possesses.Earlier this year, he jumped at the chance to fill-in for one of his idols, Dominick Cruz, in a short-notice showdown against John Lineker in Brooklyn. It was a tremendous opportunity and a major test for the newcomer, but a month after Sandhagen signed up, Lineker was forced out of the contest.Rather than experience a letdown after seeing the biggest fight of his career pass by the boards, Sandhagen went out and handled business, beginning his 2019 campaign with a first-round stoppage win of Mario Bautista.“I’m noticing with the UFC that everything happens really quickly and one thing that you have to do being one of the newer guys is kind of let the other wolves know that you’re something to deal with right off the bat and that’s what I’m trying to do,” said Sandhagen, reflecting on the lessons learned during his first year of fighting at the highest level in the sport.“I still feel like I’m a bit of a newcomer to this organization and right now, it’s really important to me that I’m taking care of fights I’m supposed to be taking care of,” he continued. “Mario Bautista was somebody I was supposed to take out — I was a huge favorite — and that’s what I did. That’s where my head is: I’m still feeling like a newcomer, so it’s really important for me to show-out when I get to fight because I know that future opponents are watching and I don’t want them to see any weakness in anything I’m doing in there.”While Lineker getting scratched from their hastily put together engagement in Brooklyn felt like a lost opportunity for Sandhagen at the time, his continued run of quality results prompted the UFC matchmakers to once again pair him off with the Brazilian powerhouse, with the duo set to lock horns on the main card of this weekend’s 13-fight event at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.As it turns out, getting a little extra time to prepare for Lineker was precisely what Sandhagen wished he could get when he signed up to face him on short-notice earlier this year.“When I first got that fight, we were two-and-a-half or three weeks away from the date of that fight,” said Sandhagen. “I remember saying to my sparring partners, ‘I think we can get there, but I really wish we had two or three more weeks to get ready for him.’ So it was kind of nicely written in the stars that I’ve gotten that extra time.”Where some newcomers can roll into the Octagon on a lengthy run of success and falter, Sandhagen hit the ground running, turning the two-fight winning streak he amassed under the Legacy Fighting Alliance banner following the one and only loss of his career into a five-fight winning steak heading into this weekend’s showdown with Lineker in South Florida.A big reason for that is the relationship he has with his core set of coaches in Denver and the elite training rounds he gets on the mats as a member of the Elevation Fight Team.“I think when you come from a smaller team and maybe there aren’t two or three guys that are in the UFC and you’re the top guy in the gym, there can be an insecurity in that,” offered the thoughtful, rising star. “Me coming from the gyms that I come from and training with the guys that I’ve been training with, there is a level of comfort and knowing this is the place for me. It takes away that insecurity, which I can see how I lot of people would struggle with it, but I don’t really need to deal with it too much because I know what kind of room I’m walking into and how I’m competing against these great guys. That brings me confidence and leaves that little insecurity out.  If you look at Cory Sandhagen’s rookie campaign in the UFC as the 365-day span commencing with the moment he first crossed the threshold into the Octagon, it means that the talented 27-year-old went 3-0 with three finishes, with eight days to spare.Even if you just frame things from one calendar year to the next, Sandhagen had an excellent first season in the big leagues and began his sophomore year in style as well. The only one in this pic not tan and not in the UFC is myself. @ufc let’s put CO’s top local guy and top international guy (me) on the January 28th Denver card. 5-0 with my opponents having over 30 total wins. I’m not scared of tough fights. Let me be great 💁🏻 #UFC #MMA #RFA #jiujitsu #bjj #kickboxing #elevationfightteam #musclepharm #welivethis #ufcdenver @neil_magny170 @iamtheimmortal @bojanvelickovicmma @drewdober @razorblaydes265 @brukus @tjdillashaw @musclepharmA post shared by Cory Sandhagen (@cors.life) on Nov 28, 2016 at 4:40pm PST “I take a lot of pride in me coming from the gym that I came from and sticking with the same team the whole time,” continued Sandhagen, who has worked with the same group of coaches as they’ve all shuffled in and out of different locations throughout the city for more than a decade. “I’ve obviously been able to form very strong relationships with all the coaches in the 10 years that I’ve been with them and I think that matters. It’s a strong relationship and something that I don’t think you get when you’re bouncing around between gyms, although I can only speak from my own experience.”Confident in his training, comfortable with his coaches and continuing to show flashes of elite potential inside the cage, everything seems to be lining up right for Sandhagen heading into his weekend.Lineker is a tenured contender and a difficult matchup for just about everyone, as despite his diminutive stature, he carries dynamite in his hands and presses forward with unwavering relentlessness, trusting that his chin will hold up long enough for him to land something sharp and nasty of his own.Entering on a two-fight winning streak with a 6-1 mark overall since moving to bantamweight, Lineker is also a difficult opponent to prepare for because of his compact size and menacing power.But rather than worry too much about the various exchanges and interactions that may come about in the fight, Sandhagen instead opts to focus his attention on entering the cage with a wider array of skills in his arsenal and looks to turn his hard work in the gym into positive results.“I’m a big fan of trusting that the person that is more technical and the person who is more skilled is going to win the fight,” he said, offering his thoughts on the matchup with Lineker and his general philosophy on fighting as a whole. “I know this is a game where that isn’t always the case, so I’m just going to do my thing like I do every time.“I don’t worry about the wins, the losses, the money, the performance of the night and blah blah blah,” he continued. “For me, it’s about me going out and performing the way that I know I can and I should and that I’ve worked very hard to be capable of. That’s where I set all of my focus.”Whether you want to look at his first three fights as Year 1 as an active member of the UFC roster or a 2-0 rookie campaign followed by a fast start to a potentially promising sophomore season in the Octagon, either way you frame it, Sandhagen has been an impressive addition to the bantamweight ranks. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAnd he’s excited to see how the rest of the year plays out, starting this weekend against Lineker.“I’m getting into a groove with this style and everything is solidifying a little, so I’m very excited to show my evolution and how tight I’m going to be able to make everything,” he offered. “I don’t know what the fight is going to look like, but I know I feel very good with where I’m at.”last_img read more