first_imgRoyal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announced today that its subsidiary VBMS in consortium with NKT Cables has been awarded the Borssele Beta contract by TenneT for the installation of two 67-kilometer-long export cables that will connect the Borssele offshore wind farms 3 and 4 to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands.In addition, VBMS will install a seven-kilometer-long interconnector cable between the Borssele Alpha and Beta offshore substations. The contract value of Boskalis’ share is approximately EUR 70 million.In order to execute the project in a safe and efficient manner, Boskalis has taken full advantage of the expertise and capabilities within the group.To minimize maintenance to the cables during their operational lifetime, Boskalis will pre-sweep and dredge the shallow parts of the route, which will enable VBMS to simultaneously lay and bury the export cables at the required depth. Borssele Alpha will go into service in 2019 followed by Borssele Beta in 2020.According to Boskalis, this project is closely related to the development of generating renewable energy due to climate change and increasing energy consumption.last_img read more

first_imgLondon-based Stolt-Nielsen Limited expects a negative financial impact on its tanker business following a fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company’s facility in Houston.Namely, the company noted that its future performance is expected to be affected by the fire which erupted on March 17 at ITC’s petrochemical storage facility, leading to a chemical spill in the Houston Ship Channel.“The fire at ITC’s facility in Houston last month is already impacting the local chemical industry, including both transportation and storage,” Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, CEO of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, commented.“We are at a minimum expecting a negative impact on Stolt Tankers, as parts of the Houston Ship Channel have been closed to traffic, causing delays. We continue to follow the situation closely, as the full impact is unclear at this point.”The Oslo-listed company reported USD 501.9 million of revenue for the first quarter ended February 28, 2019, compared to a revenue of USD 515.3 million reported in the same period a year earlier.Stolt-Nielsen’s net profit dropped to USD 6.6 million in the period from USD 38.8 million delivered in the first quarter of 2018.“Stolt-Nielsen Limited’s first-quarter results were in line with expectations,” Stolt-Nielsen said.“Freight rates and volumes overall were stable at Stolt Tankers. Results at Stolthaven Terminals were steady when excluding the impairments taken in the prior quarter, reflecting stable market conditions and operations. At Stolt Tank Containers, first-quarter results were down in line with seasonal expectations, though market softness remains, with intensified price competition.”Stolt Tankers reported an operating profit of USD 14.3 million, up from USD 7.7 million delivered in the previous quarter, mainly reflecting a USD 3.4 million bunker-hedge gain in the quarter.Stolthaven Terminals’ operating profit was at USD 18 million, up from USD 11.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, while Stolt Tank Containers reported an operating profit of USD 15.7 million down from USD 18.1 million quarter-on-quarter.last_img read more

first_imgDOH also reported 21 new deaths, bringing the toll now to 658. According to Vergeire, at least 100 COVID-19 patients in the country have been selected to be part of clinical trials for anti-flu drug Avigan after Japan pledge to provide enough anti-flu drugs. The DOH, Vergeire said, is already formulating guidelines on which hospitals will conduct the trial as she stressed that the consent of the patients are necessary for the trial. “Patuloy po ang pakikipag-ugnayan sa Japan para sa supply of this drug which is Avigan na ipapadala po nila. Nakapagbigay na sila ng go-signal dahil po dito,” Vergeire said./PN Of the total figures, around 1,506 patients have already recovered with 98 additional survivors as of 4 p.m. yesterday.center_img DOH Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire said in a virtual press conference there were 320 new cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total count to 10,004. Japan has been conducting clinical studies into Avigan, also known as favipiravir, after scientists suggested it had been effective in treating COVID-19 patients. MANILA – Confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country continue to increase as it breached the 10,000 mark on Wednesday, according to the Department of Health (DOH).last_img read more

first_imgIt is believed that the striker is the number one transfer priority for Barcelona this summer, with the club viewing he 22-year-old as the long-term successor to the ageing Luis Suarez.Barcelona want Lautaro Martinez but may be forced to explore other transfer targets Read Also: Video: Chelsea new signing Werner speaks to fans after massive deal The Argentine international has netted 16 goals 31 appearances for the Milanese giants this campaign and has particularly impressed in European competition, scoring five in six outings in the Champions League. Martinez’s current deal runs to June 2023 and was signed in July 2018, when Inter paid Racing Club a reported €22.7m for his services and he has swiftly established himself as a star in Italy. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona’s move for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez appears to be in serious doubt as they cannot afford to pay the striker’s €111m release clause. epa08166388 Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez celebrates after scoring the 1-0 lead during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari A report in Gazzetta dello Sport claims the Milanese giants are unwilling to negotiate down the player’s clause and with Barcelona looking unable to finance a deal, they are looking at offering the striker a new contract. Martinez’s €111m release clause appears to be the biggest stumbling block in the deal and the report admits that a number of players may need to be used in exchange plus cash for the player.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

first_imgMatthew Trent Abernathy, age 37, of Brookville, Indiana died unexpectedly Sunday, December 8, 2019 at his residence in Brookville.Born November 20, 1982 in Connersville, Indiana he was the son of Charles Abernathy & Shirley (Mullins) Abernathy.Matthew worked in construction for most of his life, most recently for Ison’s Quality Roofing & Construction.  In his leisure time he enjoyed hiking and the outdoors, as well as building and rehabbing old houses.Survivors include his mother, Shirley Abernathy of Greensburg, Indiana; his father & step-mother, Charles & Theresa Abernathy of Laurel, Indiana; three siblings, Trevor (Natalie) Abernathy of Connersville, Indiana, Katie (William Davis) Abernathy of Greensburg, Indiana and Brandi Abernathy of Brookville, Indiana, and several nieces & nephews.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clinton Abernathy and Wilma Abernathy.There will be no public services.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Abernathy family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

first_imgBig East teams continue to push through high-contact, low-scoring games, and a logjam has formed at the top of the Big East standings. The top nine teams in the standings sit between 7-2 and 6-4 in conference play. All but two teams have a winning record overall.The regular season conference championship remains within reach for most Big East teams with roughly a month left in regular season conference play.“The only teams not playing well at the bottom have some injuries,” Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said in a Jan. 28 Pittsburgh athletics press release. “St. John’s and Rutgers are as good as every team at the top. It’s the Big East, that’s what it’s all about and, until two years come, we’re going to have a hell of a conference.”The NCAA Tournament selection committee sent out nine bids to Big East teams in 2012, and the conference may come close to matching that this season. Seven Big East programs are ranked in the AP’s top 25, more than any other conference.The rankings show how much parity exists in the conference, and as conference play has grown more competitive, the Big East elite is finding it harder to maintain dominance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLouisville and Syracuse, the clear conference favorites at the beginning of the season, firmly held control of the league until recently. Louisville lost three straight games after a 16-1 start and a brief stint as the No. 1 team in the country.Syracuse, meanwhile, lost two straight games Jan. 26 and Saturday after an 18-1 start before bouncing back with a win against No. 25 Notre Dame on Monday.The streaks are a result of the strength of the conference. Every team plays quality competition day in and day out. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim had high praise for sleeper Pittsburgh (7-4 Big East) after the Panthers beat the Orange on Saturday.“They’re the best team we’ve played, without any question,” Boeheim said Saturday. “It’s not even close.”Syracuse still sits at the top of the Big East standings at 7-2, while Louisville has fallen into a tie for third place with a 6-3 mark. As Syracuse and Louisville have faltered, other Big East teams have surged.Marquette sits at 6-2 in the Big East, its most recent loss coming Sunday at No. 12 Louisville. Cincinnati and Georgetown both hold 6-3 records in the Big East. The Hoyas have gone 6-1 in the conference since Jan. 12, their first game after suspending second-leading scorer Greg Whittington.St. John’s has gone 5-2 in the conference since that point, with its only losses coming at the hands of Georgetown. The two up-and-coming teams know the stakes of each game as they vie for position down the stretch.“In this league, there’s such a small margin for error,” St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin said Saturday after the Red Storm’s loss to Georgetown. “And if you have a couple of lapses in play or you have a half where you don’t play at a high level, then you’re going to end up with a loss.”With preseason favorites showing signs of weakness and teams in the middle of the pack making strides, the race for the Big East conference championship is wide open once again this season.Teams in the conference are trying to stay hungry and healthy down the home stretch of conference play. While teams may experience peaks and valleys during this time, Big East players and coaches know that peaking at the right time is critical.“We know we’re judged in March,” Pitino said after a Jan. 26 loss to Georgetown. “We don’t like losing, and we’re fighting hard, but all college basketball is judged in March.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2013 at 1:12 am Contact Jacob: jspramuk@syr.edulast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 14, 2014 at 4:33 am Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Rakeem Christmas glared out from the bench as he watched Syracuse flounder against Boston College’s sharp-shooting Lonnie Jackson and efficient post man Ryan Anderson.The junior center had just picked up two fouls in a span of 22 seconds early in the second half — and while he did not know it at the time — he wouldn’t be stepping onto the court again until the final buzzer.“I think Rak could have had a good game,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He made some really bad fouls and got himself out of the game.”Christmas and senior center Baye Moussa Keita combined for six points, four rebounds and eight personal fouls in a combined 41 minutes of No. 2 Syracuse’s (17-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) 69-59 win over Boston College (5-12, 1-3) on Monday. Part of the foul trouble was due to SU extending its 2-3 zone to stop Jackson, but the pair of centers was outplayed by a mediocre Boston College frontcourt.The Eagles’ forwards are constantly overshadowed by their backcourt and the team entered Monday as the only ACC program with a negative rebounding margin.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I don’t think we’ve had a guy in foul trouble like that all year,” Boeheim said of Christmas. “He’s been good. I don’t know.”The center-based blunders started even before tipoff. An apparent miscommunication between SU and the official scorekeepers resulted in Keita making his first start since the 2010-11 season. Sophomore forward Jerami Grant was expected to make his fifth straight start with DaJuan Coleman still sidelined due to a left leg contusion.SU Athletics spokesman Pete Moore said it was the first time he’d seen something like that happen in his 31 years working in sports communications.Keita would only play the first 54 seconds before Grant came in, but following a two-handed flush from Christmas a minute later, the offensive success was minimal for the pair.Christmas failed to establish position regularly on the inside while Keita, who grabbed three offensive boards, failed to go back up strong on two occasions.Defensively, the pair committed six of their fouls in the second half.After Christmas pushed through Anderson on a dunk attempt 1:10 into the second half, he hacked him on a shot attempt 22 seconds later.Then Keita logged all four of his fouls in the final 10:28. While he was, at times, caught out of position, the team’s defensive adjustment put Keita in a strenuous position.“We tried to cover the shooters and we kind of left under the basket with Baye playing two-on-one, basically,” SU forward C.J. Fair said.Still, without Coleman, the Orange is relying on Christmas and Keita for quality minutes.When No. 23 Pittsburgh visits the Carrier Dome on Saturday, the Orange will need an improved effort. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgSyracuse’s offense, predicated on Terrel Hunt’s arm and hoping to run the ball much more effectively in 2015, badly needs a good season from its new-look offensive line. And SU offensive line coach Joe Adam, who has been playing musical chairs with his unit since the middle of last season, will look to accomplish that without his most reliable player from last season. Even with all the injuries that thinned the offensive line last season, it was expected that Sean Hickey would protect the the quarterback’s blindside at left tackle. But Hickey is entering training camp with the New Orleans Saints and the Orange is entering camp without a player of his caliber up front. Senior Ivan Foy is expected to succeed Hickey at left tackle after starting 19 games at right tackle over the last two seasons, and will be a crucial element in a zone-read scheme that will always be able to utilize more space. Around Foy are other players adjusting to new spots for the upcoming season. Senior Nick Robinson is flipping to left guard after starting 21 games at right guard the last two seasons. Senior Rob Trudo, who has started three years at guard, is transitioning to center to replace the graduated John Miller. Aaron Roberts is currently slated to play right guard after redshirting as a freshman last season. And junior Omari Palmer started nine games last year, including six at right tackle in place of an injured Foy, is expected to start in that spot.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the most eyes will be on Foy, who is looking to adequately replace a player who went toe-to-toe with Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley on a bum left ankle and was the clear anchor of a unit that is now in need of one. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 29, 2015 at 8:00 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

first_imgIn an effort to address questions about gender-neutral housing and bathrooms, the Queer & Ally Student Assembly hosted a Trans Town Hall Meeting on Monday.Neutral · Queer & Ally Student Assembly held Trans Town Hall Meeting on Monday to discuss gender-neutral housing on the Rainbow Floor at Century Apartments. – Kastalia Medrano | Daily TrojanA large majority of undergraduate students favor a limited trial of gender-neutral housing, according to a recent Undergraduate Student Government poll. About 80 percent of respondents reported favoring a pilot-program for gender-neutral housing on the Rainbow Floor at Century Apartments. The Rainbow Floor is a special interest residential community for LGBT students and allies that is open to all students.Several universities have adopted or approved some form of gender-neutral housing, including Stanford, Harvard and Dartmouth.Michael Kiyoshi Salvatore, assistant director of QuASA, said gender-neutral housing is important because it provides all students with equal opportunities.“There is a growing number of transgender-identifying students who want to live with members of the same sex,” Kiyoshi said. “The easiest option is to provide gender-neutral housing so they don’t have to go through any legal issues and can live in a safe environment.”last_img read more

first_imgWith time winding down late in the second half at the Galen Center, sophomore guard Briana Gilbreath figured it was time she made a play.“I felt like I hadn’t played good all game,” Gilbreath said. “I just needed to help my team out in some possible way and that was kind of my time.”Breath-away layup · Briana Gilbreath stole a pass and went the length of a court for a breakaway score to put USC on top for good. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanGilbreath gave the Women of Troy the edge by stealing a pass in the backcourt and taking it the length of the court for the go-ahead layup.“They got sloppy with the ball so I just went out there and took it,” she said. “It was a major play for us.”The steal and score capped a furious rally for USC that culminated in a 68-63 win over Fresno State on Sunday. The victory was the first of the season for the Women of Troy, who lost their season opener to No. 11 Xavier on Friday.Gilbreath led the Women of Troy with 17 points and seven rebounds. Fellow sophomore guard Ashley Corral struggled from the field but chipped in 10 points and seven assists.USC coach Michael Cooper was pleased with the resolve his team showed against a tough early season opponent.“Fresno State is obviously a tournament team,” Cooper said. “To come here and give us all we could handle was a testament to how good they are.”Despite shooting poorly all evening, the Women of Troy were able to overcome a 32-19 halftime deficit thanks to some increased defensive pressure. Cooper said the team did a better job of keying in on the Fresno State shooters after halftime, which forced the Bulldogs into contested shots.“One of the things we wanted to do was run them off that 3-point line,” he said. “They got up 30 [3-point] attempts but a lot of them were forced.”USC trailed 55-48 late in the second half before scoring 13 unanswered points. A baseline 3-pointer by senior guard Heather Oliver pushed the USC lead to six with four minutes remaining. USC held Fresno State scoreless for almost six minutes during that span.The Bulldogs roared back, going on a quick 5-0 run to cut the deficit to 61-60. Fresno State tied the game at 63 before Gilbreath put it away for good.Freshman forward Christina Marinacci provided a spark off the bench for the Women of Troy, grabbing six offensive rebounds and scoring 11 points.“You just want to look to be aggressive and crash the boards on offense,” Marinacci said. “Especially when you have a height advantage like we did against this team.”Junior center Kari LaPlante added 12 points and six rebounds for the Women of Troy. Juniors Jaleesa Ross and Hayley Munro led the Bulldogs with 22 and 21 points, respectively.The Women of Troy fell 81-71 in overtime to Xavier on Friday, despite a career-high 25 points from Corral and 19 points and three steals from Gilbreath. On Sunday, USC was able to overcome an off night from Corral to secure its first victory.“Our team is not built around one person having to score 25 every night,” Cooper said after Sunday’s game. “Other people stepped up [today] and played extremely well. Getting four players in double figures is always a good sign.”USC now heads north to Spokane, Wash., to take on Gonzaga Thursday night.last_img read more