CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)On Friday afternoon, Sports Illustrated released a new series of covers for its College Football Playoff preview edition. Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma were featured in the edition as the four teams gear up for the playoff.For Alabama, star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took the cover, while Kyler Murray starred for Oklahoma, Travis Etienne for Clemson and Ian Book for Notre Dame.Check out all four covers below.After tearing through the ACC, can @ClemsonFB keep it going in the College Football Playoff? Check out our special preview issue featuring @swaggy_t1: https://t.co/KUIpdS5B90 pic.twitter.com/8KXnMM9f1Y— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 14, 2018As @OU_Football eyes its eighth national championship, Heisman winner @TheKylerMurray takes centerstage on the cover of our special College Football Playoff preview issue: https://t.co/TDPt6ibsEk pic.twitter.com/bGrLDb4kfP— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 14, 2018In just over two weeks all four programs will fight for the right to play in the College Football Playoff national title game. Alabama is hoping to claim back-to-back titles, while Clemson hopes to crush the Tide’s hopes once again.Alabama faces off against Oklahoma in a match-up of Heisman Trophy finalists while Clemson takes on Notre Dame in a match-up of undefeated programs.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches the team warm up before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The first year at Nebraska was a learning process for Scott Frost, which means expectations will be much higher this upcoming season.Frost didn’t take very long to make a name for himself at UCF. After all, he coached the team to an undefeated season in his second year with the program.Nebraska didn’t just hire Frost because its his alma mater, the athletic department believes he is the right candidate to build the program into a contender.The Cornhuskers had a 4-8 record this past season, but they did finish strong with victories over Michigan State and Minnesota. He’ll try to improve that mark this fall. While there are plenty of great coaches in the Big Ten, the crew at Athlon Sports believes Frost will separate himself from the pack. Athlon Sports released its predictions for the Big Ten, which includes Scott Frost unanimously winning Big Ten Coach of the Year.It’s possible that Frost wins this award, especially if the Cornhuskers can find themselves contending or in a bowl game.Frost wasn’t the only member on Nebraska that was voted to win an award, as Athlon Sports named four-star recruit Wan’Dale Robinson the ‘Top Newcomer’ in the conference.[Athlon Sports]
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 31: Bo Nix #10 of the Auburn Tigers throws the ball against the Oregon Ducks during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Auburn true freshman quarterback Bo Nix led the Tigers to an epic last-second win over Oregon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday night.Nix, whose father played quarterback for Auburn, threw a game-winning touchdown pass with less than 10 seconds to play.An old photo of Nix has gone viral on social media following the win.Nix grew up rooting for Auburn, celebrating big Tigers wins with his family, and now he’s doing it while playing quarterback. This is Bo Nix celebrating Auburn’s championship in 2011 with Cam Newton.Tonight, the true freshman threw a game winning TD with 9 seconds left against Oregon.Sports are awesome, folks. pic.twitter.com/SnpgZg1pD3— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 1, 2019That’s pretty awesome.Nix, a five-star dual-threat quarterback recruit in the 2019 class, will hope to lead Auburn back to the places Cam Newton took it.Tim Tebow certainly thinks it can happen.“The sneaky part about this game is true freshman quarterback for Auburn, Bo Nix,” Tebow said before the game. “Most people never heard about him. I think this kid truly has a chance to be a superstar. He’s poised. He was built — God made him for Gus Malzahn’s offense. I’m excited to watch this kid because maybe tomorrow night everybody goes into the game looking at Justin Herbert. You might come out looking at this Bo Nix kid and saying, ‘That’s the quarterback we’re going to be watching.’”That’s some major praise from a former Heisman Trophy winner.Nix is deserving of all of it after last night’s performance, of course.
We salute Wing Commander Abhinandan’s courage: BCCI acting president CK KhannaMinutes after Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossed the border and was received by Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army, the BCCI posted a special message for him on their official Twitter handle.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 17:06 IST Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to the IAF and Indian Army by Pakistani officials on Friday (PTI Photo)The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna welcomed Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s return to the country and appreciated his courageous efforts towards the nation.”We salute Wing Commander Abhinandan. You have become integral part of each and every family of this country. BCCI salutes your courage and we believe that coming generations will take inspiration from you. Big thanks to Abhinandan. I wish him good luck and all the blessings for his future life,” Khanna conveyed a message to Abhinandan through ANI.Minutes after Abhinandan crossed the border and was received by Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army, the BCCI posted a special message for him on their official Twitter handle with the IAF pilot’s name engraved on Team India jersey.Welcoming the pilot, the BCCI tweeted: “#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan You rule the skies and you rule our hearts. Your courage and dignity will inspire generations to come #TeamIndia.”On Wednesday, Wing Commander Abhinandan, while flying the MiG 21 Bison, was chasing Pakistani F-16 fighters, which had transgressed into the Indian airspace, and in the process, his plane crossed over to Pakistani side and was shot down. He ejected safely but was taken into custody by the Pakistan Army upon landing. Before his plane was shot, he had hit a Pakistani F-16.On March 1, wearing blue blazer and grey khaki’ trouser, he crossed over into India from Attari-Wagah border at 9:20 pm. He was handed over by the Pakistan Rangers to the BSF following paperwork.advertisementWing Commander Abhinandan was accompanied by an officer of the Pakistan Foreign Office and Indian Defence Attaché Group Captain Joy Thomas Kurien.Also Read | Virat Kohli salutes real hero Wing Commander Abhinandan: I bow down to youAlso Read | #WelcomeBackAbhinandan: Indian sports stars cheer as air warrior returns homeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen
Press Trust of India AntalyaMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 22:14 IST Atanu Das took a 2-0 lead but inconsistency let him down as he shot a series of 8s (World Archery Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDeepika Kumari prevailed 6-5 (9-7) in the shootoff vs Olympics bronze medalist Khatuna LorigLaishram Bombayla Devi had a smooth sailing into round three going past Ozay GasimovaTarundeep Rai also remained in the medal fray beating Dominik Irrasch and Gasper StrajharFour Indians including Deepika Kumari and Tarundeep Rai advanced into third round even as Atanu Das crashed out in the recurve individual section of the Archery World Cup Stage III here Wednesday.Making their first international appearance this season after missing out the season-opening World Cup Stage I in Medellin due to travel issues, the Indians also kept themselves in medal hunt in the compound section where Avishek Verma and Rajat Chauhan also made it to round three.The 21-year-old Atul Verma, a bronze medalist at the 2014 Youth Olympics, was the most impressive, shocking Shanghai World Cup gold medallist Deng Yu-Cheng of Chinese Taipei in a shoot-off.Trailing 0-4 after two sets, Verma, a silver medalist at the 2017 World Youth Championship, made a stunning comeback winning the next two sets before the fifth one saw a 28-all tie.In the shoot-off, Verma held his nerves to edge out his opponent 9-8 to set up a third round clash against world number two Steve Wijler of the Netherlands, a bronze medalist at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico. Verma had thrashed Gantugs Jantsan of Mongolia 7-3 in the first round.Recap results and photos today’s early eliminations from #WCAntalya at https://t.co/SV6QouhVrq#archery pic.twitter.com/Ti84mk6hqZWorld Archery (@worldarchery) May 22, 2019Former Olympian Tarundeep Rai also remained in the medal fray and set up a third round clash with 17-year-old Japanese Aoshima Tetsuya, a bronze medallist at the 2017 World Youth Championships.The Army man defeated Dominik Irrasch of Austria (first round) 7-3 and Gasper Strajhar of Slovenia (second round) 6-4 en route to third round.advertisementIndia’s number one recurve archer Atanu Das, crashed out in the second round suffering a 3-7 defeat to 19-year-old Carlos Rojas of Mexico.The world No 25 Indian took a 2-0 lead but inconsistency let him down as he shot a series of 8s, giving the Mexican youngster, a chance to seize the momentum.Former world No 1 Deepika started her campaign with an easy 6-0 win over Jibek Kanatbek Kyzy Jibek of Kyrgyzstan 6-0.In the second round, Deepika face a strong challenge from 45-year-old 1992 Barcenlona Olympics bronze medalist Khatuna Lorig before prevailing 6-5 (9-7) in the shootoff. Deepika will face Veronika Marchenko of Ukraine in the third round.Laishram Bombayla Devi had a smooth sailing into round three going past Ozay Gasimova of Azerbaijan and Mackenzie Brown of USA by identical scores of 6-4. Bombayla will next face Sayana Tsyrempilova of Russia.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Atanu DasFollow Deepika KumariFollow Archery World Cup 2019 Archery World Cup 2019: Atanu Das crashes out, Deepika Kumari in 3rd roundIndia’s number one recurve archer Atanu Das, crashed out in the second round suffering a 3-7 defeat to 19-year-old Carlos Rojas of Mexico.advertisement Next
Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 17:50 IST Brendon McCullum will return to Kolkata Knight Riders, this time as support staff (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBrendon McCullum will reportedly become the assistant coach Simon Katich was the assistant coach of KKRMcCullum will also take over as head coach of CPL side TKRFormer New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is returning to Kolkata Knight Riders but this time in a coaching role after being signed by the IPL side as assistant coach, a media report has claimed.McCullum, who retired from all forms of competitive cricket recently, will also take over as the head coach of the Caribbean Premier League side Trinbago Knight Riders, according to ESPNcricinfo.Interestingly, he will replace Simon Katich in both the sides. With KKR, he will be associated as assistant coach and at Trinbago Knight Riders he will replace the Australian as head coach.The dasher from Canterbury had retired from all forms of international cricket in 2016 but continued to ply his trade in various T20 leagues across the globe.The former Black Caps skipper has played 101 Test matches for New Zealand and scored 6453 runs with a high score of 302. He featured in 260 ODIs and amassed 6083 runs with a strike rate of 96.37.KKR had announced that they were parting ways with Jacques Kallis, their head coach, and Katich.McCullum’s association with KKR goes back to the maiden season when he set the stage on fire with a blistering 158-run unbeaten knock in the first ever match of IPL.He was an integral part of the KKR squad for five seasons and also led them in the 2009 edition.The right-hand batsman had hinted at trying his hand at coaching in his retirement statement.”The next chapter, in both media and coaching will challenge me further,” he said.Also Read | NADA will test cricketers whenever and wherever they want: Sports secretaryAlso Read | Ravindra Jadeja mimics Virat Kohli’s batting stance, Rohit Sharma guesses correctly in Heads Up ChallengeAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow brendon mccullumFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Indian Premier League Brendon McCullum set to become Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coachFormer New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will be taking over from Simon Katich as the head coach of Trinbago Knight Riders and the assistant coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. advertisement
Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 17:42 IST Janhvi Kapoor reveals who her support system isJanhvi Kapoor is one actress who takes fitness and workout seriously. The actress is known to incorporate various forms of workouts when it comes to sweating it towards a fitter body.From different forms of dance to Pilates, Janhvi includes everything in her fitness regime to keep it fun and effective. Celebrity favourite trainer, Namrata Purohit recently took to her Instagram account to give a proof of what we just said.The gram that is captioned, “Support system! Janhvi Kapoor and I balancing each other out! #PilatesGirls,” shows two images in juxtaposition in one of which the Dhadak actress is on the mat holding Namarata’s legs.In the other image, Janhvi is in the air, supporting herself on her trainer’s legs while Namrata holds Janhvi’s feet. For her Pilates session, Janhvi chose a pair of hot pink workout pants and an orange sports bra.Janhvi too took to the post and responded to the caption saying, “Who needs boyz.(sic)” Janhvi Kapoor’s comment on Namrata Purohit’s Instagram post Photo: Instagram/ Namrata PurohitAnd, we totally agree.On the work front, Janhvi is currently shooting for her film Dostana 2 with Kartik Aaryan. She is also shooting for her film, Roohiafza in which she stars with Raj Kummar Rao.ALSO READ | Janhvi Kapoor belly dances to Ankh Lad Jave in throwback video. Leaves us speechlessadvertisementALSO WATCH | Janhvi Kapoor in Dhadak and Sridevi in English Vinglish have something in commonGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow Janhvi KapoorFollow Celebrity workout Sorry boys, Janhvi Kapoor does not need you. See who her support system isJanhvi Kapoor just release who her support system is in a new Instagram post. And, it is not a boy.advertisement
Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.It’s October, which is always good news for hungry New Yorkers. Back for its eighth consecutive year, the New York City Wine & Food Festival is descending on the Big Apple, bringing together the world’s greatest chefs, winemakers, spirits distillers and culinary personalities to educate, entertain, and feed attendees. A sister event to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, it’s the only fest in New York that unites culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most adored television chefs. The best part? One-hundred percent of net proceeds benefit the Food Bank for NYC, and they’ve raised $8.5 million to date.To learn more about what to expect from this year’s fest, we caught up with NYCWFF Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager. Check out the Q&A with him below and our picks for the events we’re most looking forward to this year.You founded the NYCWFF seven years ago, and it’s been a great success ever since. What really drove you to start this amazing yearly series of events?NYCWFF is modeled after the success of its sister SOBEWFF – which will celebrate 15 years next February. We did an event in New York City in 2007 called SWEET to start gauging interest of consumers, talent and partners in potentially making it something larger. In 2008, we officially started the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival as it occurs today, raising $8.5 million to date for Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®.In 2014, NYCWFF raised more than $1 million for the Food Bank of NYC (and No Kid Hungry). Do you know what types of initiatives the Food Bank funds with your donation?During a recent conversation with Food Bank For New York City President & CEO Margarette Purvis, she mentioned last year they were able to provide more than 2.5 million meals with 2014’s proceeds – that’s an incredible number.Related: Feel Good Friday: Feast PortlandWhat event(s) are you most looking forward to this year? Whose food are you most excited to taste?That’s a little like asking someone to choose their favorite child – I’m looking forward to all of them. I think our Ramen Party that’s new this year will be really great, and the return of Meatopia, hosted by Michael Symon, to close-out the Festival is always delicious.Any tips for the first time attendee on how to pace him or herself when doing a tasting?Remember to drink lots of water and wear comfortable shoes.With so many events to choose from, navigating the NYCWFF can be a little overwhelming. To help you make educated decisions, listed some of the events we’re most looking forward to this year.Blue Moon Burger BashPresented by Pat LaFrieda, Hosted by Rachel RayThis is one of our favorite events of the fest, we look forward to it every year. Sample delicious, juicy burgers from some of the best chefs and restaurants in town including Michael White, Angie Mar and Shake Shack while enjoying views of the city skyline on Pier 92. And for the first time ever, you’ll be able to dig into some of the best mac and cheese dishes with the Burger Bash’s brand new Smack Down contest. TicketsJets + Chefs: The Ultimate TailgateHosted by Joe Namath and Mario BataliIf you’re looking for a family-friendly event that adults will love just as much as the kids, join Mario Batali, Joe Namath and other former and current New York Jets players for a day of games and delicious eats. Chefs from restaurants like Num Pang Sandwich Shop, American Cut and Artichoke Basille’s Pizza will be recreated tailgating favorites like steaks, ribs and wings for a mouthwatering twist on the classics.TicketsMeatopiaPresented by Creekstone Farms, Hosted by Michael SymonCreated and envisioned by the late James Beard Award-winning writer and Manual contributor Josh Ozersky, Meatopia is not to be missed. With a simple mission to cook every part of every animal over open fires, the “Whole Animal Court” will include whole hogs, lambs and goats along with beef, chicken, duck, turkey and quail. And with chefs participating from restaurants like Brindle Room, Hill Country Barbecue and Hometown Bar-B-Que, you know the meat sweats will be worth every bite. Tickets
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“A drill fractured and went through my finger right before you rang. I just put a few stitches in; I have sewn myself up many times!”This is how my conversation begins with the warm and witty Scott Cassell, the man behind The Undersea Voyager Project. I heard about him through the team at Luminox who donate a percentage of the profits from the Navy Seal Colormark 3955 to his organization. I wanted to learn more about this American explorer, underwater filmmaker and counter-terrorism operative so I called him up for a chat. It was one of the longer and more exciting and passionate interviews I have done.How did you get connected to Luminox?I was doing a show on the Discovery Channel and someone called me and I thought it was a sales call so I hung up on him. This guy called and said, ‘I want to name a watch after you!’ So I hung up, then Barry called back and said, “I am serious.” (Barry Cohen was the previous CEO of Luminox.) He invited me out to meet him and we developed a relationship.How did he find you?He found me on the Internet. He and Andres, the owner of Mondaine, a Swiss watch company, were looking for someone in ocean conservation and my name kept popping up. Interestingly enough, we actually used Luminox down in Columbia before I was working with them.What were you doing in Columbia?I was a medic and we did surveillance on drug cartels. The watches would fade out and die and we couldn’t use a flashlight because the cartel members would see us. We got issued these Luminox watches and we were deep in the jungle and hours later our watches were still glowing. We were dressed as bushes because, you know, if they see you they kill you.I noticed I could see everyone else’s watches even through our camo, so I let everyone know they needed to flip them over so we weren’t detected. Once it was upside down on my wrist all I could see were the leeches crawling around on the forest floor. It was the coolest thing!Let’s back up, give us a little background about your life.All of my life I have loved the ocean. I grew up in California and Arkansas, Georgia and Texas. The most important influence in my life as a kid was watching Jacque Cousteau. It was as good as Disney. I wanted to be a part of that world so desperately, so at 15 I had gotten into a commercial dive school and was the youngest to graduate.I spent a decade in the Army and Army National Guard. My basic job was always as a medic. I was a cavalry scout and attached to sniper teams and then a flight medic. Today I am still in the reserves as a company commander. I am in uniform once a week and I have to say, I have more fun than anyone I know. When I am not in my uniform I am in my orange submarine.Tell us more about your Undersea Voyager Project.My project is now ten years old. It was a promise to one of my heros, Dr. Andreas Rechnitzer, a deep sea exploration pioneer. He was like my adopted dad. Andy (as he was called) thought the biggest issue was that man hasn’t taken a look at the oceans themselves and the environment that sustains the ocean life.So, I promised him I would do it if I could. Shortly after I made the promise, he passed away. Ocean exploration is the key to man’s future. We consistently outperform NOAH and we have fewer than 10 people on our project.So you don’t have to be a huge organization to gather the knowledge we need?I talk all around the world about this. YOU can do science; anyone can observe and report. We are citizen scientists and dive 500 feet for $150 a day.But you have to get the submarine around the world?Yes and Luminox has stepped up and helped us get it around. They do more for ocean conservation than any other watch company in the world. We even got it to Malaysia. We took down 33 journalists to look and see coral bleaching, plastics, and invasive algae. We have millions of people viewing what we do thanks to Luminox.What does the next year hold for you?This is our biggest year yet. Our cycle is May – May (since we can’t work much in winter) for funding our expeditions. This year we are planning on exploring some pretty amazing locations in Asia and Africa. We will also be doing explorations in California, Oregon, and Washington. They all involved the same repertoire of taking reporters down in a submarine and showing them what is killing the ocean.Every time I take the submarine I see something illegal- fishing, illegal nets, trash. And when I see that I go in combat mode and film them or catch them. I also help recover nets that are going to hurt animals and ocean life. We tag it and go back and get rid of it.How endangered are our oceans on a scale from 1-10?I am not an alarmist, I am a factualist. Cousteau said back in the 70s that the oceans would fail in a man’s lifetime. Well 45 years later, everything he said is coming true. There is over-fishing and ocean warming. The oceans are less effective at holding carbon dioxide, therefore it is dissolving away different types of creatures with calcium structures like phytoplankton. Up to 71% of oxygen comes from phytoplankton.Think about this, oysters don’t come to San Francisco bay anymore because their shells deteriorate.What about plastic?Every fish I open has plastic inside it.Have you ever been in danger?I have hand fed great white sharks and bull sharks. I have ridden on the back of tiger sharks. It’s the same level of threat of someone who raises a bear- there is always that danger but it is always the human’s fault. You are never completely safe.The most dangerous being I have encountered, besides a lawyer, was a giant Humboldt squid. Its beak is as big as a man’s hand. Imagine being bitten by 100-pound parrot. I was. The bite exposed my skull to the seawater. Talk about painful. Then, when I pushed it off, it bit my wrist and broke it in 5 places.Every suction cup (1200 of them) is lined with cat-like teeth. It got hold of my throat and ripped it open. I super glued my scalp and throat wounds. The Humboldt population has exploded because of the insane over-fishing of sharks, tuna and swordfish. 90% of these fish are gone – all for shark fin soup.How do you educate people about shark fins?I tell what I know and I’ve had death threats. A historian told me shark fin soup was not a tradition in China. It was only for the emperor and his people. They ate it because they would harness the power of the shark. Now that the Chinese have exploded economically they feel like they can enjoy what the emperor once ate. There are people in Singapore who are standing up to this myth; they are called shark savers.I did a National Geographic special and I asked the viewer, ‘If you ate tuna or shark, is it like being maimed by grizzly bears in Alaska?”My point is this: recently there was a huge depletion of salmon in Alaska. Why? Because the Humboldt Squids ate them all. Why? Because all the sharks are dead who used to eat the squid. So now the bears have no salmon and are foraging in trash. Some have been killed because they have been aggressive to humans.So the answer is yes, you are responsible for someone being maimed in Alaska.Where are you off to next?Late May- July 4th I am up at a lake near Tahoe. We discovered a new species of life up there, along with Native American remains, and hydrothermal vents on an earthquake fault that was unknown. Stay tuned!How are you keeping the dream alive?We love youth ambassadors! 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By Glenis A. Rose, JIS Reporter Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, has expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of road works being undertaken across sections of Westmoreland at a cost of over $1.5 billion. “So far, we are satisfied that the majority of the projects being carried out will be completed within time, as we are hoping to wrap up all these projects by the end of June,” he said. Mr. Azan was speaking to JIS News on Thursday, March 21, after a tour of road rehabilitation and upgrading projects in the eastern and central parts of the parish. The works are being undertaken under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP), as other initiatives. Among the areas visited were Ashton, Berkshire, Cedar Grove, Whitehouse, Belmont, Cave, Stony Bridge and Ferris. Mr. Azan, who was accompanied by representatives from his Ministry and the National Works Agency, assessed the status of the works and got a first-hand look at the condition of other roadways. He expressed pleasure that community members are being included in the general workforce. Member of Parliament for Eastern Westmoreland, and State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Luther Buchanan, also expressed pleasure. He pointed out that the improvement works will enhance the economic prospects of the entire parish as well as that of the country.
Story Highlights The Government has settled all judgement debts due at the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year, made possible through a provision of $1.309 billion from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. The Minister also noted that for the previous fiscal year (2017/2018), the Government disbursed compensation to 418 persons affected by the May 2010 security forces operations in West Kingston. He pointed out that the Ministry did not incur these debts, but had to satisfy them from its budgetary allocation. The Government has settled all judgement debts due at the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year, made possible through a provision of $1.309 billion from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, who made the announcement during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 22, said the Government was able to settle all 303 matters.“All matters submitted from the Attorney General’s Chambers were paid. We owe nothing! In fact, up to last Friday, May 18, we were able to pay up all our debts… 56 matters totalling just over $78 million,” he said.The Minister also noted that for the previous fiscal year (2017/2018), the Government disbursed compensation to 418 persons affected by the May 2010 security forces operations in West Kingston.He said the Ministry paid out $55.84 million to victims directly and transferred $134.57 million to the Administrator General’s Department to compensate the estates of deceased persons.Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck noted that while the Government satisfies its indebtedness for negligence and misconduct of public servants, he is urging the police, medical personnel and other public servants to act with due care and precaution in exercising their duties.He pointed out that the Ministry did not incur these debts, but had to satisfy them from its budgetary allocation.
Services include preparing clients for court, and helping them deal with the emotional trauma caused by crime through mediation and counselling. Story Highlights The Ministry of Justice’s St. Ann Victim Services Division (VSD) is playing a key role in providing healing and support for victims of crime in the parish, particularly children.Acting Manager, Bernita Black, told JIS News that the office assists up to 60 persons on a monthly basis.Services include preparing clients for court, and helping them deal with the emotional trauma caused by crime through mediation and counselling.“We also do crisis intervention where we provide on-the-scene response or home visits,” Ms. Black said.“We have a violence-prevention initiative where we sensitise parents and children [about] how they can reduce their chances of becoming victims of crime and where they can access services,” she added.She said that the services are provided by two full-time counsellors and a team of volunteers.Ms. Black told JIS News that victims are referred to the office through the police, courts, Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), school guidance counsellors, or health centres.“Persons also walk into our office,” she noted.She told JIS News that special focus in placed on children who are victims of crime.“We have the Children in Court Programme where we provide emotional support to children who have to attend court. We do court orientation and we provide the support that they would need in order to be comfortable in the justice system,” she informed. Acting Manager, Bernita Black, told JIS News that the office assists up to 60 persons on a monthly basis. The Ministry of Justice’s St. Ann Victim Services Division (VSD) is playing a key role in providing healing and support for victims of crime in the parish, particularly children.
zoom The BallastMaster ultraV developed by GEA Westfalia Separator Group for treating ballast water has been awarded the “Alternate Management System” (AMS) certificate. The approval was awarded by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on 11.11.2013 and is considered to be the standard for the international recognition and selection of suppliers of ballast water processing installations.The AMS certificate is considered by the USCG to be a transitional measure until the type approval process has been formally implemented in American legislation. The cooperation of GEA Westfalia Separator Group with the USCG for gaining type approval for the BallastMaster ultraV system guarantees the important market access in the long term.Independently of existing IMO regulations, the USA implemented its own regulations for the treatment of ballast water via the “Vessel General Permit” (VGP) of the USCG in 2012. The regulations of the USCG are applicable for all new vessels whose keels were laid down after 1 December 2013. Existing vessels with keels laid down before 1 December 2013 and with a ballast water capacity of 1,500 to 5,000 m³ must comply with the US regulations after their first scheduled docking from 1 January 2014. For existing vessels with a ballast water capacity of less than 1,500 m³ and more than 5,000 m³, this is applicable after the first docking after 1 January 2016. Pre-cleaning by mechanical filtrationThe ballast water management system BallastMaster ultraV is an extremely efficient mechanical and physical system solution for treating ballast water, including ballast water with high concentrations of organisms and sediment particles. The two-stage system works with mechanical pre-filtration and subsequent disinfection of the ballast water by means of UVC radiation without using and/or generating chemicals. In the first stage, an upstream mechanical filtration system removes all organisms and sedimentary particles larger than 20 microns. This reliably prevents sedimentary deposits from accumulating in the ballast water tanks, as well as guaranteeing in the second stage an optimum result for ballast water disinfecting. The filter modules are cleaned automatically by vacuum extraction (self-cleaning). Disinfecting by means of UV-C radiationIn the second stage, the pre-filtered ballast water is disinfected by UV-C radiation. The monochromatic UV-C radiation (254 nm) effectively destroys organisms such as bacteria or phytoplankton. A microcavitation technology effected by ultrasonic ensures that the biofilms and inorganic deposits on the cladding of the UV-C tubes are cleaned off extremely efficiently and permanently.Reliable disinfection according to IMO and USCG standardsThe combination of short-wave UV-C radiation and ultrasound cleaning of the radiation units ensures effective disinfection of constant quality in line with the regulations, and thus ensures that all port controls are passed without any problems. Following successful type approval in accordance with IMO in the year 2011, the BallastMaster ultraV with the AMS certificate is now also approved without any restriction for the waters of the USA.Westfalia-Separator, November 18, 2013
zoom On the heels of the recent successful delivery of offshore production facility Jack/St. Malo, Crowley has once again shown support for the domestic petroleum industry by providing ocean towing services for the Tubular Bells topside in the Gulf of Mexico for Saipem.This recent tow not only marks another successful job for Crowley, but further substantiates their essentiality to the industry. Crowley has participated in each of the major installations that have taken place in the U.S. Gulf in 2013 and year to date, 2014.“As we’ve continued to flex the usage of our varied fleet and become more familiar with the advanced capabilities of our ocean class tugs in particular we, along with our customers, have gained an important level of comfort with their performance that keeps them in high demand job after job,” said Mike Rampolla, general manager, Crowley’s solutions group.In the case of Tubular Bells, Crowley’s ocean class tug, Ocean Wind towed the production deck, while invader class tug Pilot, towing barge Marmack 303, preceded with delivery of the construction deck. In both cases, the vessels took delivery of their cargo at the sea buoy – Cat Island Pass for Ocean Wind and Eugene Island for Pilot – before transiting the mammoth structures to Mississippi Canyon Block 725, roughly 135 miles southeast of New Orleans, in the deep waters of the U.S. Gulf.“The Ocean Wind was particularly suited for the Tubular Bells deck section tow out and lift due to its Dynamic Positioning (DP) capabilities, which are outstanding for station holding,” said Ocean Wind Captain Ward Davis. “The Ocean Wind was able to position and hold the barge alongside the SAIPEM 7000 semi-submersible crane and pipelaying vessel with light tension on the tow wire while they prepared for, and made the lift of the deck section.”Likewise Pilot Captain Steve Berschger praised the new ocean class equipment saying, “The ocean class boats with their DP capability eliminate the need for manual maneuvering which could sometimes go on for hours while being exposed to the elements. We are all very excited with the DP training we have received and are especially pleased with the way the ocean class vessels are performing. The invaders have also served us well and continue to do so, but Crowley knew it was time to upgrade the fleet and the ocean class vessels are a perfect fit for heavy-lift tow and maneuvering requirements.”Crowley’s ocean class tugs are modern ocean towing twin-screw vessels with controllable pitch propellers (CPP) in nozzles, high-lift rudders and more than 147 MT bollard pull.The first two ocean class vessels, the Ocean Wave and Ocean Wind, are classed as Dynamic Positioning 1 (DP1) tugboats and are twin-screw, tugs with an overall length of 146 ft., beam of 46 ft., hull depth of 25 ft. and design draft of 21 ft.The second two tugs of the class, Ocean Sky and Ocean Sun, are classed as DP2 and are 10 feet longer. All four vessels are capable of rig moves, platform and Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit tows, emergency response, salvage support and firefighting.Tubular Bells is slated to begin production in 2014 and should peak in the range of 40,000 to 50,000 barrels of oil a day (BOPD) with total estimated recoverable resources for Tubular Bells at more than 120 MMbbl of oil equivalent. crowley, March 28, 2014
May 20, 2014 zoom Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) has received its 10th LNG carrier repair order from GDF SUEZ in-house technical vessel manager Gazocean.The 73,646M3 capacity vessel, to undergo extensive maintenance works, was delivered under the name of Gaz De France Energy in 2006 at Chantiers de L’Atlantique in St.Nazaire and was renamed in 2009. The vessel was the first one fitted with a Dual Fuel Diesel Electric Propulsion which is now a new standard of the LNG shipping industry and has a GTT CS1 type LNG containment system. The vessel will stay in the yard for approximately 55 days of which 20 days in dry-dock.Damen Brest’s Managing Director Jos Goris said: “The long established relationship of the yard which dates back from the SOBRENA times with both Gazocean and GDF SUEZ GLOBAL GAS & LNG has certainly helped us in securing this order. Following nine foreign LNG carriers under Damen Management, all employees are proud to see the first French owned LNG carrier in our yard.”“The LNG experience and know-how in France is second to none with companies like GDF Suez, GTT, Europe Technologies/ERI, Cegelec, CryoStar, APERAM, AMRI all contributing to the French LNG expertise cluster. This adds an enormous value to the service we offer our international clients”, adds Mr. Goris.GDF SUEZ LNG Senior Vice President Operations & Technical Shipping Mr. Jacques Sainson said: “GDF SUEZ is very happy to return to the Brest shipyard and is confident to obtain the best service under the DAMEN flag.”Damen Shiprepair Brest, well known for its LNG expertise dating from the SOBRENA period, at the moment has two LNG carriers in dock: a large deep-sea pipelaying vessel and a shuttle tanker from KNUTSEN with an extensive scope of work.
zoom Aqualis ASA has won several new construction supervision, transportation & installation and marine warranty contracts in Asia. Total contract value is approximately USD 11 million.“We have set up offices in nine countries, including Singapore and China, in less than 12 months. Our regional Asian hubs are being well supported by our engineering and marine resources from our global office network around the world. This latest batch of prestigious contracts confirm that our cost- effective ‘local presence – global support’ strategy works for our customers,” says Phil Lenox, the Singapore based Regional Director of Aqualis Offshore.Aqualis Offshore in Singapore has been awarded several construction monitoring projects for jack-up rigs, including one for a KFELS B Class jack-up for Parden Holding S.R.L. at the Keppel FELS yard in Singapore.Aqualis Offshore will also monitor the building of 2+2 JU2000E design jack-ups at the ZPMC shipyard in Nantong, China, for Lovanda Offshore Ltd and Lovansing Offshore Ltd, respectively.The company has also secured recent and new awards for transportation & installation projects for Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering, where Aqualis Offshore have been retained as consultants for the loadout and successful floatover installation of the Tapis topside as well as for the forthcoming KBB topside loadout.The company has also secured a deal to provide similar consultancy services for Lundin Malaysia.Within marine warranty services, Aqualis Offshore has secured a contract for the re-installation of the Newfield “LF7-2” topside floatover offshore China.Finally, within marine operations an award for assisting with the positioning of the Inpex Ichthys central processing facility offshore Australia, on behalf of POSH Terasea for Samsung Heavy Industries has been received as well.Press Release, May 22, 2014
June 2, 2014 zoom Origin Energy Limited (Origin) has entered into a conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement with Karoon Gas (Karoon) to acquire its entire 40 per cent interest in two exploration permits (WA-315-P and WA-398-P) in Western Australia’s Browse Basin (Poseidon permits).These permits contain large and prospective offshore gas fields, such as the Poseidon discovery.ConocoPhillips, the project operator, and PetroChina hold 40 per cent and 20 per cent interests in the permits respectively, and also retain pre-emption rights for a limited period relating to the sale of Karoon’s 40 per cent interest in the Poseidon permits.Following satisfaction of all conditions precedent and appropriate regulatory approvals, Origin will pay $600 million cash consideration, with additional payments of $75 million payable upon a project Final Investment Decision (FID), and $75 million payable on first production.A further payment of up to $50 million will be payable on first production if 2P reserves at the time of FID reach certain thresholds.Origin will participate in the ongoing exploration and appraisal program – including the Pharos well which is currently being drilled by the joint venture – on a proportional basis to augment Poseidon’s existing resource position.Options to monetise the Poseidon field’s resources may include transporting natural gas to LNG production facilities in Darwin or through a standalone floating LNG facility.Origin Managing Director, Grant King said: “Origin’s acquisition of a 40 per cent interest in the Greater Poseidon area will allow the company to establish a strategic position in one of Australia’s largest recent offshore gas discoveries at a competitive entry price when compared to recent transactions in the Browse/Bonaparte region.”
The Marshal Islands-flagged product tanker M/T STI Pimlico has arrived at Turkish Besiktas Shipyard for repairs of damages sustained after it collided with a Celestyal Cruises ship in the Dardanelles strait, Turkey on 27th of June.The shipyard released the video showing the bruised tanker with considerable structural damage to its port beam.The vessel is owned by Scorpio Tankers of Monaco and under management of Claus-Peter Often Tankschiffreederei of Germany.The work scope at Besiktas will include replacement of steel, blasting and painting of affected ballast/cargo tanks, renewal of damaged main deck outfitting, repairs of electrical systems and piping.World Maritime News Staff; Image/Video: Besiktas Shipyard