Havyard Group has confirmed it signed a contract for the fifth Service Operation Vessel (SOV) ordered by Esvagt, which will be chartered by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for a period of fifteen years to serve the 252MW Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm in Germany.The contract, worth more than NOK 70 million (approx. EUR 7.6 million), involves the design and equipment for construction at an external shipyard in Europe. The SOV will be built by the Zamakona shipyard in Bilbao, Spain.Work on both design and equipment package will start immediately and the vessel is due to be delivered in August 2019.This is going to be the seventh Havyard vessel heading to Esvagt. The other six include four wind farm vessels, one oil service vessel and one vessel for crew change.Design Manager Arve Helsem Leine said the starting point for the development of Havyard 831 SOV was to design a compact, efficient and profitable vessel for smaller windfarms.“As we now sign a second contract for this design, it confirms that we have succeeded in creating a design that meets expectations.”The DeBu SOV will be equipped with a walk-to-work gangway system in a bespoke tower with a crane placed on top of the tower, which, together with Esvagt’s Safe Transfer Boats STB 7 and STB 12, will contribute to the safe transfer of turbine technicians, tools and spare parts.MHI Vestas Offshore Wind received a firm and unconditional order for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm last Friday. The company will supply 31 units of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine, as well as a long term full-scope service package.
Bale sealed his hat-trick in the 62nd minute after latching on to a long ball forward. He was promptly substituted before the restart and left the pitch to rapturous applause from the Chinese fans.The four-team China Cup in Nanning sees Czech Republic play Uruguay, tomorrow night. The winners play Wales in the final next Monday.Speaking after the match, China coach Marcelo Lippi said, “I don’t want to talk about the attack and defence today, I want to talk about the players attitude and performance.“I will be 70 in a month’s time. I’m still active in this role because of my passion for football, if the players I picked didn’t show the same passion then that is my failure.”Share on: WhatsApp Nanning, China | AFP | Ryan Giggs’ first game as Wales coach got off to a flying start Thursday with a 6-0 demolition of China as Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick.The Real Madrid forward scored his 29th international goal for his country to become the highest scoring Welsh player of all time, breaking Ian Rush’s record.Wales wasted no time asserting their dominance when Bale held off China defender Wang Shencao to place a shot into top left corner of the net after just two minutes.It was one-way-traffic during a match between two teams which both failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. And just before half time Bale laid a pass into the path of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson who celebrated his 21st birthday by scoring his first international goal.China rang the changes with a raft of substitutions at half time but Wales came out unchanged after the interval and continued to dominate their hosts.Burnley striker Vokes grabbed his second in the 58th minute with a close range finish after Wilson had sprung the offside trap to put him through on goal. Bale almost got a second in the 17th minute as he chased a ball forward, but Shanghai SIPG goalkeeper Yan Junling sprinted off his line to clear the ball.It seemed a only matter of time before Wales scored again and in the 21st minute Sam Vokes capitalised on defensive sloppiness to put through Bale to score his second of the night.Wales continued to enjoy complete control and scored their third when Vokes flicked Andy King’s knockdown past the outstretched fingers of Yan into the goal.
That brought total revenue for the event to 110,000 baht.Surakij said the money will go toward school scholarships since Baan Jing Jai social workers provide only basic teaching. He thanked all the donors, saying regular charity events are needed so they kids can get proper educations.Dzenana Popin (2nd left), president of the Rotary Club Jomtien and past president Vuthikorn Kamolchote (far left), donated 50,000 baht to Surakij Kamolrath (right), chairman of the Ban Jing Jai Foundation, and Piangta Chumnoi (2nd right), the Foundation’s director to help support the 70 some children under their care.Exercise can be great fun on 2 wheels..Geir Iversen of Norway (right) receives the trophy from Surakij Kamolrath after winning the 40km race.Bicycles of all ages and styles were out to good use for the event. About 200 cyclists helped the Baan Jing Jai Foundation raise more than 100,000 baht in its fifth-annual bike ride.Young cyclists sprint from the start line during the 20km ride.Three Norwegian expats took the top places in the 40-kilometer trek through the streets of Nong Plalai Jan. 28. Geir Iversen, Tom Mius and a rider identified only as Tornod all took home a trophy and the satisfaction of helping raise money for needy orphans.Surakij Kamolrath, foundation chairman, and Director Piangta Chaumnoi also presented trophies to three top finishers in a 20-kilometer ride.Each participant paid 300 baht to enter the race. In addition, Dzenana Popin, president of the Rotary Club of Jomtien, donated 50,000 baht to support the 70 children under Baan Jing Jai’s care.
Undefeated women’s middleweight world champion Claressa Shields, second from left, is handed one of her three title belts as prepares to pose with her world champion opponent Christina Hammer, far right, during a press conference to preview their upcoming fight, Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields is participating in another first for women’s boxing. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Christina Hammer will be featured in “All Access” episodes on Showtime Sports’ social media platforms.Showtime announced Tuesday that the episodes will premiere March 29 and April 5 on SHO Sports YouTube and Facebook pages. Shields and Hammer will fight for the undisputed middleweight championship on April 13, broadcast live on Showtime from Atlantic City, New Jersey.The episodes will show Shields preparing at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Hammer training in Seefeld, Austria.Undefeated women’s middleweight world champions Claressa Shields, left, and Christina Hammer, right, face-down each other during a press conference to preview their upcoming fight, Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019, in New York. Shields and Hammer will showdown for the undisputed women’s middleweight world championship in a unification bout on Saturday, April 13 in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)Undefeated Shields (8-0, 2 KOs) and Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs) were supposed to fight on Nov. 17, but Hammer postponed it because of illness.Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza says the fight highlights “two of the elite athletes in boxing” in the network’s 10th women’s bout since 2017. That year, Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable.
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By Allison PerrineSANDY HOOK – With the noonday sun beating down on them, a group of students from Monmouth University (MU) scraped the earth at the foot of the Sandy Hook lighthouse with mini-shovels and brushes. They were digging holes in an effort to discover evidence of Revolutionary War history.The program held June 18, 25 and 26 was a project by the university and the National Park Service to introduce archaeology to students and community volunteers. What they found intrigued them. Musket balls, pottery, bottles and more.Rumson resident and MU graduate student Nicky Kelly got a chance to handle the century-old artifacts. “It helps to tell the whole story,” she said.Richard Veit, the archaeology professor at MU who helped orchestrate the event, said, “It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about one of New Jersey’s historic sites and it’s cool to have artifacts from the Revolution that gave insight into the people’s lives from that time.”The site was roped off into five units and later broke ground for a sixth. The first unit, called “excavation unit one,” is believed to have been part of the lighthouse keeper’s home, according to MU student Elliott Wilson, 22, of Cranbury. “We think it’s the corner of the cellar, which likely would have stored cold items for the lightkeeper,” Wilson said.￼Monmouth University students work on excavation unit five to uncover Revolutionary War artifacts.Unit two appears to be the former curb-line of the road, a theory supported by the possible trail that lead to the old horse carriage house. Artifacts found in the unit included a hand-blown wine bottle, a pin, shell-edge pottery and stoneware. “This is definitely evidence of human activity,” said MU graduate student Mike Brennan of Fair Haven.On the top of the hill Marilyn Scherfen, of Atlantic Highlands, and Marjorie Charlton, of Somerset County, worked on unit three as volunteers. “What’s beautiful is that you find everyday items (such as a Château-Lafite bottle), but also things like musket balls,” Scherfen said.At unit five, recent MU graduate/volunteer Mark Schulze, 22, of Belford, speculated on what wall they were unearthing. “We’re trying to expose a corner of a wall and see where it leads,” he said. “We’ll dig down a foot or two and see if we can get to the bottom of it.”After artifacts were discovered, the team labeled and placed them carefully in bags to bring to the artifact washing station. There, findings were delicately washed several times with a toothbrush so that nothing was damaged. Kelly and Samantha Muller, 41, from Rutgers University, worked at this station.Students seemed to have enjoyed the experience.Nicky Kelly worked the artifact-washing station and showedtwo pieces of pottery that were found during the excavation.“I loved it,” said MU student John Brown, 21, of Wildwood Crest. “You learn so much more in the field than you ever could in a classroom. You hear about what to do all the time in class – but to actually have the opportunity to do it is valuable,” Brown said.
The wet October weather certainly put a damper on the West Kootenay High School Field hockey season.However, any ill feelings are definitely in the past as the L.V. Rogers Bombers take flight for the Lower Mainland to compete in the BC High School AA Girl’s Field hockey championships beginning Wednesday in Surrey.The Bombers, finishing ninth overall in 2015, open the tournament at 10:30 a.m. against perennial power St Michael’s University.“Because of the severe rain that has plagued our area (during October), the Pass Creek field where all of the Kootenay zone field hockey games are played is currently a swimming pool for ducks and therefore unplayable,” Bomber coach Bruce Walgren explained.The inclement weather forced organizers to cancel playoffs, dropping LVR into second place in West Kootenay standings, finishing behind J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail.Stanley Humphries of Castlegar finished third in the three-team West Kootenay High School league. “This is really tough to take, for the girls,” Walgren said.“They were really looking forward to playing in the final against Crowe, because when we did play them we never really had a full squad or several key players were away due to other commitments”. Fortunately, with J. Lloyd Crowe the host school for the AA Championships, despite the tournament being played in Surrey, LVR garners one of the two berths — Crowe gains the host berth.”We are hosting in Surrey because there are no facilities in this area that can accommodate a tournament of this calibre, let alone a field hockey tournament period,” said Crowe head coach Donna Hebert.”We don’t even have one field that is good in the area. It was our zones turn. LVR wanted to host in the area but the coaches agreed 2-1 that was not a good idea for anyone involved.”LVR faces Seycove of North Vancouver at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday to round out Day one of the tournament.The Bombers conclude the round robin draw Thursday against Southridge of Surrey.J. Lloyd Crowe plays Okanagan Mission of Kelowna and Enver Creek of Surrey Wednesday before concluding round robin Thursday against Collingwood of West Vancouver.Round robin results determine playoff round games.The tournament concludes Friday with the final set for 3:15 p.m.
Eureka >> The postseason is a daunting time for all sports as the fate of any team, regardless of record, talent or determination, is anything but predictable. Fate unfortunately was not with the St. Bernard’s girls soccer team as it lost a lead en route to dropping the quarterfinal round of the North Coast Section Division III playoffs, 2-1, to Middletown on Saturday at Crusader Field.For the Lake County residents, Mustangs head coach Lamont Kucer said the four hour drive to Eureka is too …
Thai AirAsia X, Thailand’s first low-fare, long-haul carrier announced today that the airline will be flying from Narita and Osaka to Bangkok from September 1 2014.The airline started flying to Seoul, Korea from Bangkok in June of this year and today’s announcement confirmed that Japan would be the second country to be served by Thai AirAsia X.About AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia XAirAsia X is the low-cost, long-haul affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that currently flies to destinations in China, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Middle East from it’s base in Kuala Lumpur. AirAsia X currently operates a fleet of 16 Airbus A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Business Class Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats. Thai AirAsia X, an affiliate of AirAsia X will operate a fleet of 2 Airbus A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats (a total of 377 seats). The airline will operate out of Bangkok’s secondary airport, Don Mueang.For more information on AirAsia X see here
LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas has one more game left in its schedule in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, and yet, head coach Boy Sablan already looked resigned after his team suffered another defeat.“I wasn’t the first coach to have zero wins in the UAAP, other teams also had that record,” said Sablan in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next UST’s latest loss came against league-leader Ateneo, 102-83, in a game where the Growling Tigers showed a semblance of fight but only to write the same ending and falter.READ: Ateneo nears sweep, sends UST to 13th straight lossFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Growling Tigers stared at a 15-point deficit in the third, 72-57, but managed to claw back, 75-70, by the end of the period.The Blue Eagles (12-0), however, answered back in the fourth and mounted a 17-7 run with Thirdy Ravena capping it off with a vicious tomahawk with 2:22 left for a 92-77 lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Sablan was right. He won’t be the first head coach to possibly end a season with zero wins after Luigi Trillo and Rey Madrid had 0-14 seasons with Adamson University and University of the Philippines, respectively“Look at the history of the league, I’m not the first coach who’ll end a year with zero wins,” said Sablan. “There are of course who didn’t win, not just me.”Sablan’s only hope of redemption, if it can be considered as such, is the Tigers’ last game against University of the East where UST can at least save face after a disastrous season. “Of course we want to win that final game, we will prepare for it,” said Sablan. “We’ll do what needs to be done.”ADVERTISEMENT Thirdy Ravena shrugs off vicious dunk vs UST, wins bet with dad View comments