MAN to Propel Pasha Hawaii’s LNG-Fuelled Boxships

first_imgMAN Energy Solutions has received an order to provide the propulsion systems for two containership newbuildings under construction for Honolulu-based shipping company Pasha Hawaii.The 2,525-TEU vessels, which will join the shipping company’s Hawaii trade lane, will be constructed at the Keppel AmFELS yard in Brownsville, Texas.MAN informed that each system on order will comprise a 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system.“This is yet another order within the container segment and cements the ME-GI concept,” Bjarne Foldager, Vice President, Sales & Promotion, Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said.Doosan Engine will build the main engines in Korea, which will meet Tier III emission standards by use of an Exhaust Gas Recirculation system.Similarly, MAN Energy Solutions Augsburg works will build the auxiliary engines which will meet Tier III with the aid of a Selective Catalytic Reduction system.Engine delivery is scheduled for 2019 with the two vessels, respectively, due for launch in the first and third quarter of 2020.The new vessels will operate fully on LNG from day one in service, reducing environmental impact and increasing fuel efficiency. Energy savings will also be achieved with a state-of-the-art engine, an optimised hull form, and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller, The company explained.last_img read more

‘Pusher’ busted in City Proper

first_imgILOILO City – A suspected drug pusherwas arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Magsaysay, City Proper. Diesto was detained. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165,or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him./PN Rufino Diesto, 49, of BarangayBoulevard, Molo district was taken to Police Station 1. He was nabbed after he sold a sachet ofsuspected shabu to an undercover officer around 2:25 p.m. on Nov. 17, a policereport showed. Police seized a P600 marked money fromDiesto’s possession. last_img read more

August 12, 2017 Police Blotter

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Inter propose player-exchange deal with Barcelona for star forward

first_imgInter will not budge on the €111m release clause of striker Lautaro Martinez but may be willing to accept a player-exchange deal from Barcelona, say Gazzetta dello Sport.Advertisement Vidal is said to have a transfer valuation of between €15m and €20m, while the Chilean midfielder has started just 13 matches across all competitions for the Blaugrana despite scoring in six different matches in La Liga to date, and is said to be keen to play more first team football.The latest report says the Nerazzurri would also be interested in a quartet of players from the Catalan giants – Arthur Melo, Carles Alena (currently on loan at Real Betis), Junior Firpo and Nelson Semedo – to help process the move.A report in El Mundo Deportivo from February claimed that it was a ‘war’ between Barcelona and their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid for Martinez, who is said to be Barca’s primary transfer target.It had been thought that Barcelona had led the way in the race for the 22-year-old, whom they had identified as the long-term successor to the ageing Luis Suarez. Read Also: Barcelona agree to play without fans until 2021The 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 A report in Diario Sport last month spoke of the Blaugrana being willing to use Arturo Vidal as a makeweight in the deal for Martinez.center_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art Loading… last_img read more

Millen admires Pardew’s record

first_img “I’m not sure how many of the staff he knows, so it would be a new person coming in with new ideas. That always gives the place a lift anyway. “You get an initial surge of energy. You’ve got that anticipation of someone coming in with fresh ideas. “The background to the club is quite stable, but the manager has changed too many times, without a doubt. “Behind the scenes it is quite stable though; we know what we’re good at as a group of players and staff, and I think we need to stick to those principles and we’ll be fine this year.” Millen has confirmed he will seek a place in Pardew’s backroom staff should the Newcastle boss complete his Selhurst Park switch. Palace chairman Parish sacked Warnock on December 27 after a run of one win in 12 matches, casting doubt on the club’s transfer window recruitment strategy. The 48-year-old believes Palace can still be competitive in the January window however, despite the regime change. “The January window will be very important to the club,” said Millen. ” We do need (to bring) some fresh faces into the club to help the players we’ve got here. “I think the timing of it all, if it can be done as quickly as possible, that would help us. “It’s difficult because we’re trying to bring in players that are better than what we’ve got, and that doesn’t come cheap, certainly not in January. “No one wants to lose their best players. “I’ve been involved in the discussions with Neil when he was here and the scouting network, so there are players on the list that I’m sure the chairman’s going to through with the new manager. “It’s an exciting time. “I’m looking forward to it, and if we can bring in one or two players then we can be at full strength and be very good.” Millen still expects to be in caretaker charge of Palace’s Premier League trip to Aston Villa on New Year’s Day, even if the Eagles confirm Pardew as their new manager on Wednesday. Former Bristol City manager Millen has called on chairman Steve Parish to tie up the formalities on Pardew’s Palace deal quickly, conceding “the manager has changed too many times”. Pardew is in line to become Palace’s fourth manager in two years, with Millen currently in his third spell as caretaker boss. “I’ve not worked with him, but I know him because he’s a local lad and so am I,” said Millen of former Palace midfielder Pardew. “We’ve got mutual friends and I know his wife and family just by seeing them around the area. “We’ve come across each other at different times with different clubs. I admire his record; he’s got a terrific track record as a manager. “I’m sure the fans will remember him with fond memories from what he’s done here, so there’s a strong link there. “The chairman knows what I can do as a manager, and I’m sure I’ll be sitting down with him again like I did before when Neil (Warnock) got the job. “If Alan gets the job you can understand why he’s been given that, because of his track record and his experience. “There’s obviously a relationship between Alan and the club. Keith Millen accepts he must bow to Alan Pardew’s “terrific track record” if the Newcastle boss is confirmed as Crystal Palace’s new manager. Press Associationlast_img read more

Woman receives new drivers license with picture of empty chair

first_imgA Tennessee woman who renewed her drivers license online says she received quite a surprise in the mail once the drivers license actually came in.Jade Dodd says that when she viewed her drivers license for the first time, she found that instead of her picture, there was a photo of an empty chair.“I was with my mom and we were going to eat lunch and I said, ‘ You need to see this, this isn’t right,” Todd told CNN.Dodd says when she called to get the ID fixed, even the DMV couldn’t believe what happened until they saw it with their own eyes.” The lady at the DMV did not really believe me when I was like, ‘hey, I need my license fixed,” Dodd said.The clerk eventually looked up Dodd’s profile and got a manager involved.According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the error was due to the wrong image being captured and saved on Dodd’s profile.“When the customer recently renewed her drivers license online, she received an image of a chair because that was the last picture taken on file,” Wes Moster told CNN.“When the Department was made aware of her situation, we immediately made things right with the customer and provided her with a license with her actual photo and have addressed the situation internally.”Dodd says she believes that situation is hilarious and a good way to lighten the mood that has been dampened due to the coronavirus. Since she posted the photo online, Dodd also says that she’s been receiving memes of the photo and messages about how hilarious others find the situation to be.last_img read more

Messi’s Free Kicks Won’t Beat Me, Boasts Ezenwa

first_imgAHEAD WORLD CUP 2018By Femi SolajaOne of the three likely goalkeepers to make Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 squad to Russia, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has assured football fans in the country to worry less about the threat that Argentina’s mercurial forward and Captain, Lionel Messi, may pose to the Super Eagles with his free-kicks. On record, Messi has a total of 39 direct free kick goals in his professional career, with 33 for his club FC Barcelona and 24 of them coming in La Liga. The Argentine super star has scored five free kicks with three coming from his last three games including his decisive lone goal winner against Atletico penultimate Sunday.But Ezenwa who led Nigeria’s Home-based Eagles to runners-up finish at the last African Nations Championship insisted he has antidote to Messi’s dead balls.“If I were to be between the sticks in the final group match against Argentina, I want to assure our teeming fans that I have the antidote to stop Messi in dead ball situations and to some extent other contending goal keepers can stop him as well,” the former FC Ifeanyiubah safe hands now Enyimba player noted.Without any doubt, Messi is in incredible form this season and is angling to add the World Cup title-the missing link- to his profile. He has scored six for Argentina including the free kick he scored against Vincent Enyeama in the final group match at the last World Cup in Brazil where the South American nation defeated Super Eagles 3-2 to top the group.“Forget about his intimidating record as a dead ball specialist. We all know that Messi is a great player but as for me, I can tell you categorically that I have been working on him with the help from Eagles technical crew and the defence set up.“I will make sure I stop him and don’t also forget that I’m yet to concede any goal via free kick and Messi, whom the whole world knows that he is a specialist in that area will never get me napping.“If I am between the sticks and with God on my side, Messi’s magic will not work against me even during open play. Football speaks with one voice which is determination and it is a collective responsibility of us all of us to remain focus to banish the ghost of always losing to Argentina every time.“Forget about the 4-2 win at the last international friendly, the real opportunity to beat them will come up in Russia and with good coverage from my colleagues I don’t see myself picking the ball(s) in the net if I happen to get the chance to be between the sticks for Super Eagles,” Ezenwa insisted.The goalkeeper also recalled his first time on a big match day against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the last African World Cup qualifying series at the Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo where Super Eagles won 4-0 and drew 1-1 in Yaounde and go clear of other contenders for the group ticket.“I am a guy for a big match day and this was what happened in Uyo where I kept a clean slate while my colleagues scored four goals against the current African champions, Cameroon. It was a game I will never forget,” Ezenwa recalled with relish.On the opening Group D match against Croatia, Ezenwa believes it will not be a tea party“Football pundit will not give us (Nigeria) any chance but we will remain focused knowing fully well that we carry the burden of over 180 million Nigerians. It is a task we cannot afford to fail.“We know they have great stars like Ivan Rakitic, Lucas Modric and many more. But you have to realise that football speaks with one voice which is determination. With God on our side, we are ready to shock them in our first game in the group phase.Super Eagle will square up against Croatia and later face Iceland before playing Argentina in the last group match with the first two team going to the knock-out phase.Eagles reached the second round at the last edition in Brazil before they were eliminated but France with two late goals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

USC opens body computing center, hosts conference

first_imgAt Friday’s fourth-annual conference on body computing at USC’s Town & Gown, moderator Dr. Leslie Saxon introduced  the first “body computing” center is now open at the Keck School of Medicine.Body computing is an interdisciplinary field that uses a cell phone, heart rate monitor, doctor and computer to track a patient’s vitals and alert people through technology.“It’s about design, it’s about telling a story,” Saxon said. “It’s about getting healthcare in the hands of consumers and making it work.”The USC Center for Body Computing plans to focus on preventative healthcare, medical device designs and strengthening the physician-patient relationship.“A paradigm shift is underway, which will have many consequences for the delivery of healthcare,” the center’s website said.Saxon and executives of technology companies spoke to a crowd of more than 200 doctors, engineers, bankers and gamers about using wireless devices such as cell phones to transport medical information.Kian Saneii, CEO of Independa, a San Diego startup that creates technology to help caregivers, gave his definition of body computing.“You don’t have to be a computer geek,” Saneii said. “It’s the intersection of the human being and technology … talking about your health and body.”Keynote speaker Dr. Joel Selanikio detailed his program EpiSurveyor, a global data system that tracked supplies during the Haitian earthquake, drug vaccines in West Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia.“Through mobile phones, even a phone with a simple text message capability, every single clinician in the world can consult with colleagues around the world,” he said.Other programs mentioned at the conference include “wiihab,”  a virtual rehabilitative program through the Wii video game system that helps soldiers before combat or those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.“Healthcare is really the only industry which the Internet hasn’t caught up with,” Saneii said. “This conference is really the catalyst that brings technologies to bear.”Even members from the sports world came out to the conference to discuss the importance of body computing to their field.Lee Bushkell, vice president for the Professional Golf Association website, tested a correlation between golfers’ heart rates and their putting accuracy.Attendees of the event said the conference provided a snapshot of technology’s future.“It’s interesting listening to all the people and innovative ideas,” said Chalan Koneru, an engineer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The [question is] how do we keep the physician still in control but make the patient feel more comfortable?”Another example of such context is KNOWME Networks, an organization that works to reduce childhood obesity through technology. Researchers send a text message or call a participant’s phone if low activity levels are recorded.“The recipe is meaning plus entertainment plus seamless equals mass adoption,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, CEO of Valencell, a company that builds technology for fitness.last_img read more

Moving on: A list of potential replacements for Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan

first_imgA setback to Bennett coming to Wisconsin would be the $3 million buyout he has in his contract with Virginia. Bennett signed a three-year contract extension in May which not only pays him $2.1 million per year, but upped his buyout from $1.4 million to $3 million should he leave Virginia before 2017. Would Wisconsin be willing to pay that if Bennett wants to come home? Time will tell.Gregg Marshall (Wichita State head coach)Should Alvarez decide not to go with Gard or Bennett, he will likely look to the mid-major level for the next Wisconsin head coach. One option could be Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall who has put Wichita State at the top of the mid-major rankings if you even consider them a mid-major school anymore.Marshall has been the head coach of the Shockers for the past eight seasons. He has a 204-75 record at Wichita State and has sent the Shockers to the NCAA Tournament in each of the past four seasons. In 2013, Marshall and Wichita State made it to the Final Four before earning a No. 1 seed in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Marshall was named the National Coach of the Year by four different organizations in 2014 and won the Missouri Valley Coach of the Year award three times. Before Wichita State, Marshall won the Big South Tournament seven times as the head coach of Winthrop.Top-tier schools have already come calling for Marshall, with North Carolina State, UCLA, California and Alabama all placing bids. Alabama strongly targeted him after the end of this season and Wichita State awarded Marshall with a new contract that will pay him more than $3 million a year while keeping him at the Missouri Valley Conference powerhouse. Having said no to so many top programs in the past, could Wisconsin finally be enticing enough for Marshall to take the next step?Saul Phillips (Ohio head coach)Another coach at the mid-major level that could be a target is Saul Phillips who is currently in his second season as head coach of Ohio University. Phillips has ties with Ryan and Wisconsin as he was an assistant coach with Gard and Ryan at UW-Milwaukee from 1999-2001 before taking over as the director of operations for Wisconsin from 2001-04. He is a Wisconsin native and played at UW-Platteville from 1991-95 and was the captain of the 1995 championship team which was coached by both Ryan and Gard.Phillips left Wisconsin in 2004 to take a job as an assistant coach with North Dakota State before he eventually became the head coach in 2007. In seven seasons as head coach at NDSU, Phillips went 134-84 with two NCAA Tournament berths in 2009 and 2014. He was named the Summit League’s Coach of the Year in both of those seasons.After the 2014 season, Phillips left North Dakota State for Ohio where he struggled in his first season with the Bobcats, going 10-20 with a 5-13 record in conference play. Despite his struggles last season, Phillips has had an impressive, albeit somewhat short, head coaching career. It would be a bit of a stretch to tab Phillips as the next head coach at Wisconsin but it could be worth the risk given his ties to the state and current coaching staff.Archie Miller (Dayton head coach)Archie Miller has only been a head coach for four seasons, which is the least amount of experience on this list if you exclude Gard who has only been an assistant coach. But, since 2004, Miller has been an assistant coach at four different “power conference” schools including North Carolina State, Arizona State, Ohio State and Arizona. From 2009-11, Miller was the associate head coach at Arizona where his brother, Sean, is the head coach.In his short time as a head coach, Miller has found success as the top guy of the Dayton Flyers. He has gone 90-47 in four seasons and has led the Flyers to the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons. In 2014, as an 11 seed, Miller guided Dayton to the Elite Eight with upset wins over Ohio State, Syracuse and Stanford. This past season, Dayton was again an 11 seed and knocked off Providence to advance to the Round of 32 for the second-straight season.It’s been a short, but successful head coaching career for Archie Miller. Will that be enough to get Alvarez’s attention?Rob Jeter (UW-Milwaukee head coach)Likely a long shot for the position, but an in-state guy like Rob Jeter is always a name that will be thrown into the discussion. Jeter played under Ryan at UW-Platteville from 1987-91 and was an assistant coach with Ryan from 1994-98 at Platteville and from 1999-2005 at both UW-Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Jeter then took the job as head coach of UW-M in 2005 and has been there for the past 10 seasons. He currently is second in Division I program history with 164 wins and has led the Panthers to two NCAA tournament bids in 2006 and 2014. Under Jeter, Milwaukee has won both the Horizon League regular season championship (2006, 2011) and the Horizon League tournament (2006, 2014) twice. He was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2011 and could be on Alvarez’s short list of candidates to replace Ryan. In addition to being the Badgers X’s and O’s guy while leading the recruiting charge, an endorsement from Ryan is hard to stray away from and it’s something athletics director Barry Alvarez will have to take into account when searching for Wisconsin’s next head coach. Gard has turned down offers to become a head coach at the Division I level before, rejecting Army, Toledo and most recently UW-Green Bay in 2010, presumably with the hope that he could eventually take over at Wisconsin. Will it finally happen?Tony Bennett (Virginia head coach)A name all basketball fans across the state of Wisconsin know is Tony Bennett. Bennett is from Wisconsin, played college basketball at UW-Green Bay and was an assistant coach at Wisconsin from 1999-2003. In 1999 and for part of 2000, Bennett served under his dad, Dick, who was the head coach at UW-Madison. Bennett then coached with Ryan from 2001-03 before he coached with his father once again at Washington State as an assistant from 2003-06. After his dad retired from Washington State following the 2005-06 season, Tony was given his first head coaching job there.In each of his first two seasons at Washington State, Bennett guided the Cougars to 26 wins which is tied for the most in a season in school history. In 2006-07, Washington State earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1994 and advanced to the Sweet 16 the following season. In 2009, Bennett left Washington State and became the head coach at Virginia where he has amassed a 136-64 record in six seasons. The Cavaliers have earned an NCAA tournament bid in three of the past four seasons and have won the ACC regular season championship in each of the past two seasons with an ACC tournament championship in 2015.Had Ryan decided to retire a season or two ago, Bennett could easily have been the favorite to come back home and coach Wisconsin. But, with Virginia’s rise to the top of the ACC in the past few seasons, it will be tough to lure Bennett away from Charlottesville and get him back to Madison, although some have said if Bennett were to leave Virginia for any job, Wisconsin would be the one. A fixture in Wisconsin athletics, a likely future member of the Hall of Fame and a coach that has paced the sidelines of the Kohl Center for more than a decade, is on his way out.Bo Ryan, who for the past 14 years has led the men’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament, including back-to-back Final Fours in 2014 and 2015, announced earlier this summer that the 2015-16 season basketball season will be his final one as head coach.Ryan is the program’s all-time winningest coach with a 357-125 record and in addition to never missing the NCAA Tournament at Wisconsin, no Ryan team has ever finished lower than fourth in the Big Ten.Men’s basketball: Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan to retire after 2015-16 seasonAfter 14 seasons of serving as the head coach for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, Bo Ryan has decided his Read…But now, for the first time since 2001, Wisconsin will be looking for a new head coach. And with its success under Ryan, especially going to two-straight Final Fours the past two seasons, the program is better than ever and will attract top-tier candidates.Here’s a look at some potential replacements for Ryan:Greg Gard (Wisconsin associate head coach)When talking about the coaching career of Bo Ryan, Greg Gard goes with it like the vice president goes with the president. Gard has been alongside Ryan for the past 22 years going back to his first season as a college basketball coach at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1993, when Ryan was the head coach. Gard was with Ryan at UW-Platteville when they won three Division III national championships in 1995, 1998 and 1999 and followed him to UW-Milwaukee where he was an assistant coach from 1999-2001. And when Ryan was upgraded once again in 2001 to be the next head coach at Wisconsin, Gard was right there next to him once again.Gard has remained with Ryan in Madison since 2001 and was bumped up to associate head coach of the Badgers in 2008. Now, with Gard just behind Ryan for the past eight seasons, many believe he is the favorite to take over once Ryan retires after the 2015-16 season.And Ryan wants nothing more than for Gard to be his successor.When Ryan announced he was retiring at the end of next season, he went out of his way to mention Gard.“I’ve decided to coach one more season with the hope that my longtime assistant Greg Gard eventually becomes the head coach at Wisconsin,” Ryan said in a statement.last_img read more

Local GAA fixtures this evening

first_imgIn the South Tipp Minor A competition, Killenaule take on Kilsheelan-Kilcash in Fethard, while in Mid Tipp, Drom and Inch are up against JK Brackens in The Ragg. There are three Minor B games scheduled for Mid Tipp this evening. Boherlahan-Dualla and Thurles Gaels gets underway at 7pm in Boherlahan….at the same time, Upperchurch-Drombane and Loughmore Castleiney play in Drombane and at 7.20, Gortnahoe-Glengoole take on Moyne-Templetouhy in Gortnahoe.last_img