Ampelmann Ups Offshore Lifting Game

first_imgAmpelmann has revealed a new access system that is said to be capable of transferring personnel and cargo of up to 5 tons.Source: AmpelmannThe E5000, with its full motion compensation, will be able to operate in high sea states, extending the weather window of operations, Ampelmann said.According to the Dutch company, the switch between people and cargo mode takes less than a minute and just one push of a button, which turns vessels into an all-round offshore tool resulting in shorter campaign durations, increased logistical efficiency and a broader scope of work.The system is based on the technology of the E1000, which was launch in 2016. It is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2020.“Building on the success of the E1000 and the specific needs of our clients, we recognised an opportunity to design and develop a system that can transfer people and lift up to 5 tons of cargo. That significantly broadens the possibilities of the offshore lifting scope compared to existing systems,” said Diederick Nierstrasz, Ampelmann’s Offshore Wind Business Unit Manager.“With the E1000, we launched a unique system on the market. As the market recognised its potential, clients requested more lifting capacity and we believe the E5000 can offer a compelling package for them to get the most out of their offshore campaigns.”last_img read more

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This South African court is prosecuting Rhino poachers

first_imgSouth African court issues arrest warrant for President Bashir South African doll entrepreneur South Africa’s justice system is coming down hard on convicted rhino poachers, by imposing harsh sentences. So far, 450 Rhino’s have reportedly been killed by poachers, between January and May this year.The Skukuza court located within the Kruger National Park, sits for just one day a week. But almost every single case heard by the court, has something to do with rhino poaching, CCTV’s Travers Andrews reports Related South African court rules against multi-billion nuclear power dealslast_img read more

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Withhuhn is latest first-time winner at Dodge City

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (June 11) – Toby Witthuhn added his name to the list of IMCA SportMod win­ners at Dodge City Raceway Park Saturday night.Witthuhn gunned into the lead on the opening round and leading all 15 laps to become the sixth different winner of the year and 15th different winner in the last 17 events.Witthuhn went from third to first on the opening lap and then kept Brian May and Jeff Kaup behind him the rest of the way with Kevin Tabor and Bart Baker rounding out the top five.Clay Sellard rebounded from a mid-race, one position penalty to take his first 20-lap win of the season in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.In IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action, Michael Pepper battled ahead of Marlin Hogie on the sixth lap and then fought off the early leader the rest of the way in the 12-lapper for his third Dodge City win of the season.Following a calamitous 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, Reagan Sellard was awarded his second win of the year after apparent victor David Berger was unable to successfully make it through post-race tech.last_img read more

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Local reporter Todd Tongen Found dead

first_imgWPLG is reporting that long-time news anchor and report Todd Tongen was found dead in his home Monday.According to the report, Tongen’s wife was out of town and could not get in touch with him. She then sent a friend to check up on him and when the friend could not get in touch with him either, they called the police.When authorities arrived, they found dead inside of the home.  His cause of death is still under investigation.Todd was 56-years-old.last_img

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Petra/COURTS Pee Wee football semi-finals on today

first_imgACTION in the Petra/COURTS Pee Wee football competition will get down to the business end today, with the semifinal action at the Banks DIH Thirst Park ground. In the semi-final action from 13:15hrs St Pius Primary will have an enormous task as they take on defending champions St Angela’s Primary while St Agnes Primary are seeking a finals berth; West Ruimveldt Primary, however, have a chance to upset the party.Earlier in the day, however, the placing matches will be done with St Gabriel’s versus South Ruimveldt and Redeemer against Mae’s in the 13-16 class.In the 9-12 division, 2014 champions Stella Maris will play Winfer Gardens, while Tucville Primary take on St Margaret’s. In the 5th to 8th space, F.E Pollard will have to win against Marian Academy while St Stephen’s clash with North Georgetown.last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 28-6 loss to Louisville

first_img Published on October 3, 2014 at 11:55 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) fell to Louisville (5-1, 3-1 ACC) by a score of 28-6 in the Carrier Dome on Friday night, and here are three quick reactions to the game. 1. 0-for-everything Forgive the obviousness, but it’s hard to win football games without scoring touchdowns. Syracuse tried to prove that wrong and, in a lot of ways, so did Louisville. But two field goals from Cole Murphy were far less than the Orange needed to keep pace with Louisville, and touchdowns were painfully at the Orange’s fingertips. Just before the end of the first half, Terrel Hunt tried to spike the ball with two seconds left, but NCAA rules say that you can’t do so with less than three seconds on the clock. The half ran out with SU on the Louisville 1-yard line. Then running back Prince-Tyson Gulley scrambled in the backfield and found Ben Lewis for a score, but right tackle Omari Palmer was flagged for being an “illegal man downfield.” A play later, wide receiver Jarrod West took a toss on a reverse and delivered a pass to a wide-open Lewis, and that “touchdown” slipped through Lewis’ fingers. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s two best chances to cash in were thrown by a running back and a wide receiver. Syracuse’s offense scored six points and gave up four on two safeties. At least it beat itself. 2. Role reversalSyracuse’s defense was sharp and ultimately gave the Orange a fighting chance for too long. But within the solid performance was an untimely inability to stop Louisville’s Brandon Radcliffe, who finished with 23 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns. SU’s secondary was good in coverage — most notably in late downs — and true freshman quarterback Reggie Bonnafon didn’t do much in the air. Yet that effort wasn’t entirely supported in the rush defense. Pressure in the passing game was there from the defensive line, and especially outside linebackers Cameron Lynch and Dyshawn Davis. But the Orange’s front seven wasn’t as sharp when the ball was in Radcliffe’s hands. In those instances, it wasn’t really sharp at all.3. Empty feelingBy the time Austin Wilson subbed in for a hobbled Hunt, the Carrier Dome bleachers were as empty as they’ve been all season. The football dictated the atmosphere and it was a bleak one by night’s end. In the first three quarters, fans trickled out in bunches and those that remained showered the Orange with boos. But when Syracuse took its second safety of the game late in the fourth quarter, few were around to even do that. Commentslast_img read more

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Toomey confident promotion chances remain alive

first_imgTipp play Kildare at The Sportsfield in Clonmel on Saturday in their penultimate match of the regular season.Tommy believes there could be another twist or two in what has already been a topsy-turvy campaign…Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match gets underway at 10 to 2 and will be brought to you in association with Tipperary Renault.last_img

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Supersand Eagles Set for Portugal at the Beach Soccer World Cup

first_imgThis year’s finals will kick off today and end on Sunday, 1st December.Nigeria’s delegation of players and team officials flew out of the country on Friday, 8thNovember, in order to participate in an eight-nation pre-competition tournament that took place in Asuncion, 12th – 16th November.The Supersand Eagles defeated the Tahiti national team 9-4 during the pre-tournament event, after losing 3-7 to host Paraguay.On Monday this week, Coach Audu ‘Ejo’ Adamu and his wards moved into their Dazzler Hotel World Cup accommodation in Asuncion, and have been training hard as they countenance an interesting encounter with the world number two team on Friday.Nigeria, winners of the African title in 2007 and 2009, and quarter –finalists at the World Cup in 2007 and 2011, will campaign in a fierce Group D that also has world number one team, Brazil and Oman, ranked number 14 in the world. Nigeria is ranked 21st in the world.Host nation Paraguay will tackle Japan in the tournament opening game on Thursday. After their first game against Portugal on Friday, the Supersand Eagles take to the beach against Oman on Sunday, 24th November and then against Brazil two days later.Head Coach Adamu has listed veterans Abu Azeez and Victor Tale in his final squad of 12, with Emmanuel Ohwoferia, Emeka Ogbonna, Godspower Igudia, Dami Paul and Taiwo Adams also in.Godwin Tale (Victor’s younger brother), Egan-Osi Ekujimi, Babatunde Badmus, Godwin Iorbee and Hameed Kareem are the other names on the list.GROUPSGroup A: Paraguay, Japan, Switzerland, USAGroup B: Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, TahitiGroup C: Belarus, United Arab Emirates, Senegal, RussiaGroup D: Brazil, Oman, Portugal, NigeriaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Two-time African champions Nigeria will begin their campaign at this year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in Paraguay when they clash with world number two Portugal in Asuncion Friday.This year’s finals will hold at the ‘Los Pynandi’ World Cup Stadium – named after the Paraguayan national beach soccer team – and located at the headquarters of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee in Greater Asuncion.Nigeria earned a ticket to feature at the 16 –team World Cup finals after finishing second at the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations held in Egypt in December 2018. Champions Senegal is the other team flying Africa’s flag in Paraguay.last_img read more

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