Lewis steps down in Freeport pay revolt

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Ziton Charters MPI Enterprise

first_imgDanish jack-up vessel operator Ziton has chartered Vroon’s MPI Enterprise on a bareboat agreement.The bareboat charter started on 28 May and will continue until 31 March 2021. Ziton will then have the option to acquire the 2011-built vessel.This fleet expansion is part of Ziton’s strategy to meet changing market dynamics, in which offshore wind turbines with capacities of 7‐10MW are increasingly commonplace.Enterprise will be available to Ziton’s customers under existing framework agreements, the company said. It will also be deployed within Ziton’s turnkey solutions for major component replacements and blade campaigns. The vessel will be introduced over the coming months.“We are continually developing our business in order to remain a true strategic partner to our customers, and this vessel addition is another important leg of the journey,” said ZITON CEO Thorsten Jalk.“It will strengthen our ability to service all current wind turbine models at wind farms around Europe in varying conditions, including seabed soil, sea levels, ports and diverse operating settings.”last_img read more

Smoking dope can cause early puberty – research

first_imgNZ Herald 19 May 2015Smoking cannabis may cause early puberty and stunted growth in boys.Scientists studied hormones in the blood of 437 boys, including 217 who habitually smoked cannabis before reaching puberty.They found that levels of puberty-related hormones such as testosterone were raised in the drug users, who also had reduced levels of growth hormones.By the age of 20, non-cannabis smokers were on average four kilograms heavier and 11.6cm taller than smokers.The researchers also found that levels of the stress hormone cortisol were significantly higher in saliva samples from boys taking cannabis.The scientists, led by Dr Syed Rizvi from the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Agriculture University in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, wrote a study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology’s annual meeting in Dublin.“Marijuana use may provoke stress responses resulting in stimulation of pubertal development and suppression of growth rate.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11451162last_img read more

Santa Barbara farmer hacked to death

first_imgCeloso said Susmiran may have morethan one attacker./PN Policemen inspect the body of a farmer found dead in this rice paddy in Santa Barbara, Iloilo on Oct. 9, 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Residents living near where Susmiranwas found told the police they heard noises at around midnight, and that dogskept barking. Elmo Susmiran was 47 years old. Hisbody was found at around 6:05 a.m. yesterday in a rice paddy. ILOILO – A farmer was hacked to deathin Barangay Tuburan, Santa Barbara town. The victim never reached home.center_img Susmiran’s 15-year-old son found thefarmer’s body, said Celoso. Susmiran was last seen alive at around7 p.m. on Oct. 8 on a drinking binge at a friend’s house. According to Police Captain ReymondCeloso, Santa Barbara police chief, Susmiran left the group at around 9 p.m. tosupposedly go home. As of this writing, the Santa Barbarapolice had not named any suspect.last_img read more

Antique PHO to public: Practice proper hygiene, seek early medical care

first_imgMeanwhile, Provincial Health OfficerDr. Leoncio Abiera Jr. said they are in control of the suspectedmeningococcemia case in Hamtic, Antique. Duldoco also encouraged the public toseek early medical consultation when they have symptoms like fever and pain sothey will be given early medical attention. PHO Information Officer Irene Duldocourged the public to do basic hygiene practice such as washing of hands properlywith soap and water and covering of nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Provincial Health Office information officer Irene Dulcoco, Dr. Leoncio Abiera Jr. and Dr. Luz Resurrection (left to right) of the Angel Salazar Jr. Memorial Hospital in San Jose, Antique explain the status of the suspected meningococcemia case in the province during a press conference at the Integrated Provincial Health Office. PIA-6 The bacteria can also spread throughdroplets, coughing, sneezing, and prolonged kissing especially onchildren.      The Hamtic Municipal Health Office hasalready conducted contact tracing and surveillance and those who came incontact with the victim were already given prophylaxis, it said. No new casewas reported.   Abiera said meningococcemia is adeadly bacterial disease, however, it is not highly communicable except forthose who came close with the victim. SAN JOSE, Antique – The ProvincialHealth Office (PHO) here reminded the public on the practice of proper hygieneand seeking early medical consultation when sick to avoid complications. The PHO urged the public to be responsiblesocial media users and help educate on healthy lifestyle and proper hygiene.(With a report from PIA/PN) He enjoined everyone to remain calmand refrain from sharing misinformation about the case, as it is beingaddressed properly by health authorities. He added the health protocol wasfollowed in the management of one suspected case in Barangay Buhang,Hamtic.  last_img read more

Betpay Unveils Eguavoen as Brand Ambassador

first_img“We are very delighted with this exciting partnership with Augustine Eguavoen who we all know is one of the best defenders ever to come out from this part of the world,” the Betpay CEO stated.Eguavoen was a member of the Nigeria squad that qualified the country for the first-ever World Cup in 1994, and won the Africa Nations Cup in the same year.He began his coaching career in Malta with Sliema Wanderers and was given the job for the 2000–01 season.Since then, he has gone on to handle various club sides both locally and internationally as well as virtually all of Nigeria’s national teams; including the Super Eagles.Already, Eguavoen has expressed delight with his selection while also giving his words to help with projecting Betpay in the best possible light.He said: Am highly excited to be associated with Betpay. Football has impacted positively on my image. I can only look back at what football has done for me. For now, it’s time to give back by way of economic empowerment. Betpay is the ideal platform to reward the teeming followers of the Game and the Betting Avenue.Apart from opening another channel for potential customers to win big and live their dreams, Betpay is set to create thousands of jobs with its new model.Mr Umweni revealed both time and huge resources were deplored to develop the Betpay.ng world-class platform as well as the right team behind it.He said: “We have built a state-of-the-art platform, using modern technology which none of our competitors can beat their chests about. Our mission is to be the best-loved betting company in Nigeria through innovations, trust and transparency”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Super Eagles Captain and Head Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has officially been unveiled as the brand ambassador for new betting company Betpay.In an official statement issued by Betpay, the company said the choice of Eguavoen was predicated on the impeccable track records and proven abilities of the former Nigeria defender fondly called Cerezo in his playing days.CEO of Betpay, Osamede Umweni, said it was necessary to find a face and personality that would project the company in the right light and also resonate easily with the millions of potential customers out there.last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse basketball’s 72-58 loss to No. 18 Louisville

first_imgLuke Rafferty | Staff Photographer 2. Michael Gbinije is human after allWith 13 points on Wednesday, Gbinije remains the only ACC player to have scored in double-figures in all of his team’s games this season. He also finished with seven rebounds, tied for a team-high, and five assists.But a string of uncharacteristic mistakes stood out in an otherwise solid performance for the SU point guard, who appeared bothered by Louisville’s pressure at times and rushed his shot when granted slivers of space.Gbinije missed three layups with varying degrees of “openness”, one of which was completely uncontested and came when Syracuse was trying to claw back in it in the second half. He also threw an errant pass way over the head of Roberson at the start of the second, which energized the home crowd coming out of the halftime break.“Mike didn’t play as well as he’s been playing,” Boeheim said, on a rare occasion that he pinpointed a pair of Gbinije mistakes after a game. Related Stories Syracuse gets dominated down low in 72-58 loss to No. 18 LouisvilleWatch Jim Boeheim’s press conference after Syracuse falls to No. 18 LouisvilleGallery: Syracuse drops matchup with Louisville, 72-58Storify: Syracuse community reacts to loss against LouisvilleGrade Syracuse’s performance in its loss to Louisville and vote for the player of the game Published on February 17, 2016 at 10:56 pm 3. Frank Howard isn’t just a stopgap guardWith solid court vision and a calm approach to playing point guard, Howard is making himself a regular part of Syracuse’s rotation in recent games.The freshman played a season-high 23 minutes in the loss to the Cardinals, and his services were needed against a Louisville team that likes to full-court press guards. Howard finished with six assists, tying a season- and career-high, and Boeheim was encouraged by his performance before adding that he has improvements to make on defense and in creating scoring opportunities for himself.“It definitely helped me learn a lot playing against guards who picked up 94 feet,” Howard said of the Louisville game. “It definitely helped me learn how to protect the ball, and going forward I can definitely use this game as something to refer back to as how to beat the press.” Comments LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Syracuse rode a five-game winning streak into the KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, but couldn’t become the second team to beat Louisville at home this season.The No. 18 Cardinals (20-6, 9-4 Atlantic Coast) were simply too big and too balanced for the Orange (18-9, 8-6), and coasted to a 72-58 win. That snapped a five-game winning streak for SU, which is now 8-3 since Jim Boeheim’s return from a nine-game suspension in early January.Here’s what we learned about Syracuse in its first loss since Jan. 24.1. Syracuse’s frontcourt is not in the clearLouisville scored 50 points in the paint, 34 of them coming in the second half, and out-rebounded Syracuse 41-30 after the teams were nearly even in that category after the first 20 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd while the Cardinals’ size and talent could make it reasonable to view these results in a vacuum, they’ve also lost two rotational big men — 7-foot center Anas Mahmoud and 6-foot-10 forward Mangok Mathiang— to season-ending injuries.SU head coach Jim Boeheim said it was the first time in 10 games that his team was that bad on the defensive glass, and that led to Syracuse’s biggest loss of the season.“But I think in the last 10 games this is the first game we really didn’t do anything in the second half, we didn’t do anything on the boards, and I think that was a big part of it,” Boeheim said. “… I thought again, we got beat on the boards pretty badly and that was the big difference in the second half.”On the defensive end, Cardinals center Chinanu Onuaku lit up the Orange for 13 points and 15 rebounds (seven offensive). Matz Stockman, a 7-footer off Louisville’s bench, chipped in six points in 10 minutes. On the other end, Dajuan Coleman, Tyler Lydon and Tyler Roberson combined for a meek 15 points while shooting 6-of-15 from the field.“That’s for the coaches to decide,” Michael Gbinije said of whether the frontcourt needs to be more involved in the offense. “We all could have played better tonight.”MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse gets dominated down low in 72-58 loss to No. 18 LouisvilleGallery: Syracuse drops matchup with Louisville, 72-58Watch Jim Boeheim’s press conference after Syracuse falls to No. 18 Louisville Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Recognizing Wisconsin’s most influential female athletes

first_imgSince its creation in 1974, the Women’s Sports Foundation has honored and helped nurture the careers of female athletes.Wednesday marked the WSF’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and not many schools are better suited toward exemplifying the organization’s ideals than the University of Wisconsin.Wisconsin women’s sports programs consistently rank among the top in the nation, most notably in hockey (4-time NCAA champions), volleyball (two-time NCAA runner up) and soccer (NCAA runner up and 17 NCAA tournament appearances).Attendance figures for these games are also extremely high compared to national averages. Last season, Wisconsin women’s hockey brought in the second largest average crowd in NCAA women’s hockey with an average of 1,992 fans per game. During the 2015 season, Wisconsin volleyball averaged 5,046 fans per game, the third highest total for an NCAA women’s program.In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, The Badger Herald recognizes four stellar athletes:Meghan Duggan, Women’s hockeyIf there is one sport that separates Wisconsin from other collegiate programs, it’s women’s hockey.Duggan, a former Badgers forward, played four years for the program and even took a year off during the 2009-10 season to compete in the Winter Olympics that season. She scored four goals in the tournament and helped the U.S. to a silver medal.Now almost five years removed from her days as a Badger, Duggan captains the U.S. Women’s hockey team and again guided her teammates to a second silver medal during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Her international record speaks for itself, which includes those two medals alongside five gold medals from IIHF Women’s Championships dating back to 2008. Duggan was also a finalist for the WSF’s Sportswoman of the Year in 2011.She is continuing her exceptional career as a member of the Buffalo Beauts, a National Women’s Hockey League franchise, where she hopes to give promising women’s hockey players the chance to pursue professional careers in the sport they love by helping the league grow.Erickson: Duggan frontrunner for Kazmaier Award Yup, you guessed it, women’s hockey again. Early Thursday morning, the USA Hockey Foundation released this season’s Patty Kazmaier Memorial Read…Lauren Carlini, VolleyballThe junior setter is possibly the most decorated women’s athlete in Badgers’ history. A three-time AVCA First-Team All-American and All-Big Ten player, two-time Big Ten Setter of the Year and NCAA Tournament runner-up, Carlini has accomplished almost everything there is for her to do.Her Badgers teams have made three strong runs in postseason play, reaching the NCAA Tournament finals once and consistently selling out the UW Field House.Personally, she is even narrowing in on attaining numerous UW records in total assists and assists per set going into her senior year.Her accomplishments have been so exemplary that they’ve caught the eyes of those among the U.S. National Women’s Volleyball team’s staff.Carlini practiced with the team for three weeks in 2014, but likely won’t be a member come the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to her current lack of international experience. But come 2020, the Wisconsin volleyball star could very well be among the world’s best donning red, white and blue.Carlini, four others earn All-American honorsComing off a defeat to rival Penn State in the Elite Eight that ended their season Saturday, the Badgers accolades Read…Rose Lavelle, Women’s soccerAt just 20 years old, not many can say they’ve accomplished what this 5-foot-4 junior has.Lavelle was a semifinalist for the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy, a 2015 NSCAA First-Team All-American and named 2015 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year. She was also called up to the U.S. Women’s National team to take part in four games of the World Cup victory tour this past December.At Wisconsin, her career has been nothing but top class. Lavelle netted seven goals this past season alongside three assists, not to mention two of her goals served as game-winners.The year was as an offensive breakout for the young midfielder and is setting her up for an interesting final season at Wisconsin.Women’s soccer: Lavelle, unsure at start of college career, has found home at WisconsinAs a two-time all-conference selection and national player of the year candidate, it’s hard to imagine a player of Rose Read…Annie Pankowski, Women’s hockeyPankowski has shouldered the weight of Wisconsin women’s hockey for nearly two seasons. In that short time, the California native has tallied 87 career points (38 goals, 49 assists) and reached an NCAA Frozen Four.The Badgers are ranked No. 2 in the country and poised for another run at the Frozen Four thanks to her production. She even helped snap an 18-game losing streak against rival Minnesota.Pankowski was awarded 2015 USCHO Rookie of the Year honors and hopes to build off a solid start. She won gold at the 2015 IIHF Championships as part of the U.S. Women’s National hockey team and was a final cut on the 2014 Sochi Olympics team.The experience only fueled her fire, though, as she’s gone on to a prolific career in the NCAA.It’s likely only a matter of time before she finds herself back with the Olympic team.Women’s hockey: Pankowski chasing Olympic dreamsWisconsin women’s hockey player Annie Pankowski was sitting in a science class at the North American Hockey Academy when she Read…last_img read more

Water polo defends home pool with Stanford victory

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanThirteen seconds. That was all the No. 2 men’s water polo team needed to prove that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with this season as freshman Driver Marko Vavic scored, sending the crowd into a frenzy of excitement. In those 13 seconds, the team established a lead it would hold for the entirety of the game before finishing in an 8-6 victory over No. 3 Stanford.“It set the tone for the rest of the game” senior goalie McQuin Baron said, “especially as a freshman, hitting that shot. I think it gave him that confidence for the rest of the game. Marko had two or three other shot blocks and two or three goals.”Vavic, who was actively present both on offense and defense, was not the only player to make a mark. Baron, who finished the game with 12 saves, is climbing closer to taking the title of most career saves at USC, only needing 18 saves to tie it. However, the veteran player is continuing to push himself and has his sights set on improving.“I set a goal limit for how many goals I want the other opponent to score, which is usually four, so I failed that obviously, but that’s okay,” Baron said. “I think the biggest thing with sports is watching film on your opponents. That’s my biggest preparation when coming into a big game like this.”The Trojans are now 3-0 for the season and1-0 at home and in conference play. The victory on Friday not only was a confidence booster for the team, but also established that the Uytengsu Aquatics Center will be a place that opponents can always expect a battle for the victory. “It is everything. You never want to lose at home,” Baron said. “You never want to give them that advantage, especially when you play them down the road and you play them at their house and they beat you at your house already. You never want to give them that.”As the first MPSF game of the season, the Trojans had been preparing for this game for a long time. The program has a long history with Stanford, with an overall record of 65-60, including both times the team met last season. However, USC did not let last year’s result change the way it approached this game.“It was a great game,” Baron said. “I mean, they’re a wonderful team. They red-shirted five or six seniors, so this was a big win for us going into the rest of our season, especially this early in our season knowing that we are a competitive team and that we have what it takes.”“We have just been waiting for this game to finally come,” Vavic said, “so to actually just get a win was awesome.”last_img read more

Sars coach ready for challenge of Ballyea

first_imgThurles Sarsfields’ coach Paddy McCormack says getting through this weekend’s Munster club hurling semi-final will be ‘a big challenge’.The Tipp champions face Ballyea of Clare in the last four of the provincial competition on Sunday.Sars have lost at this stage for the last two years. Paddy says their opponents at Cusack Park, Ennis, won’t be easily beaten.Tipp FM will have live coverage of the AIB Munster senior club hurling championship semi-final between Thurles Sarsfields and Ballyea on Sunday afternoon.  Our coverage gets underway at 1.50pm in association with Supermacs.last_img