WATCH: The Baylor Line Struggled Coming Onto the Field

first_imgDepending on how you view Baylor, one of the coolest (or worst) traditions is their freshmen running haphazardly onto the field to start every game. It went poorly for Baylor’s freshmen on Saturday evening in Waco. Which is sort of a metaphor for how things have been going generally in Waco over the last few months.Great job, Baylor— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 24, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! That’s a lot of money running across that field. #Baylor #Tuition— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) September 24, 2016At least it wasn’t their players?last_img read more

Anfield trip like hell – Silvestre

first_imgManchester United Anfield trip like going to hell – Silvestre warns Man United Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 14:56 10/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) MartialLukaku - Cropped Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Liverpool v Manchester United Liverpool The defender has issued a stark prediction for Jose Mourinho’s men, as they prepare to face Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime Mikael Silvestre has warned former club Manchester United that travelling to Anfield to face Liverpool was like “going to hell” during his playing days.Red Devils 9/5 for derby defeatJose Mourinho’s men visit Liverpool on Saturday looking to continue their fine start to the season, which has seen United win six of their opening seven Premier League games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. But Silvestre, who won five league titles and a Champions League with United, has told his former club to expect a huge test against Jurgen Klopp’s side.”You feel like you’re going to hell. You are not welcome and you can feel the hate for sure,” said Silvestre, speaking exclusively to 888sport.”It’s a hostile environment and it’s a good occasion to see how you react in adversity. It’s the best place to win games.”While United are second in the table, Liverpool sit seventh following just three wins in seven league games.Silvestre believes United can control the hosts’ leading attackers – Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino – with Sadio Mane sidelined due to a hamstring injury.”They are good players but hardly world class yet,” he said.”Over the course of the 90 minutes you would expect them to make some chances because they are talented but there is not one goal-machine from Salah, Firmino, Mane or Coutinho.”They are missing that clinical player because at the end of the day it is this one you have to be worried about, the one you expect to finish 20-25 times a season.”Liverpool doesn’t have one yet. United are going to be tested but I think they can control these guys.”Read the full 888sport interview with Mikael Silvestre, including his thoughts on the one player better than Paul Scholes in his time at Manchester United Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Crimea – Kavkaz Ferry Line under Scrutiny

first_imgzoom The current ferry transport situation in Crimea region was put under review during Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov’s working visit to Kavkaz Seaport, where he inspected the work of the Crimea – Kavkaz automobile ferry line.The visit was prompted by an increased traffic congestion on the Kavkaz – Crimea line caused by a seasonal car flow increase.There are presently some 2200 automobiles waiting in line at the terminal of Port Kavkaz based in Krasnodarsky Krai. At the same time there are about 25 cars waiting their turn at Crimea based Port Krym, United Transport Directorate said.Ferries servicing the ferry line have made 42 trips in both directions between 06:00pm July 16 and 10:00am, July 17.Overall, the ships transported 2300 vehicles and about 2700 passengers.The Russian transportation authorities have deployed a fleet of other vessels on the ferry line to handle the seasonal passenger / car flows.Following inspection results of the ferry complex, Maxim Sokolov held a series of working sessions, which were attended, among others, by representatives of the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “Integrated Transport Directorate” – a single traffic operator for the transport service of the Crimea.The subject of the discussion was the current ferry traffic situation, and making the necessary organizational and technical proposals to increase its capacity.During the discussions, the Russian Transport Minister decided to establish an inter-agency working group which would include representatives of FSUE “Rosmorport” to coordinate the work of all the participants of the transport process in order to promptly solve the tasks to ensure the stable operation of the ferry line.The Minister also visited the Taman Seaport, where he together with the Assistant to the Russian President Igor Levitin held a meeting on the development of port infrastructure and transport approaches to this seaport.Press Release, July 17th, 2014last_img read more

Brittany Ferries Repsol Extend LNG Supply Deal in Spain

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Repsol Shipowner Brittany Ferries and energy company Repsol have reached an agreement for the extension of the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the ferry operator’s Spanish operations.Repsol will supply LNG bunker fuel to the company’s Salamanca and Santoña during the ships’ regular visits on routes linking Portsmouth, UK and northern Spain, beginning in 2022. These units will be the company’s second and third LNG-powered vessels, and the first to operate to and from northern Spain.Salamanca and Santoña will follow in the wake of Honfleur, currently under construction in Germany and due to enter service early 2020.Under the deal, the energy company will build two LNG bunker terminals at the ports of Bilbao and Santander, where Brittany Ferries conducts its operations. Each terminal will include an intermediate storage tank of 1,000 m3 to guarantee an uninterrupted supply.“These new terminals will allow regular, flexible and reliable deliveries during the calls of Salamanca and Santoña in our Spanish ports,” said Frédéric Pouget, Fleet and Operations Manager Brittany Ferries.last_img read more

Nearly 30 transnational corporations richer than many nations UN study finds

Exxon Mobil, with a “value added” worth of $63 billion, is bigger in economic size than Pakistan, while General Motors, worth $56 billion, outpaces both Peru and New Zealand, according to the list.UNCTAD also reports that Ford Motor and DaimlerChrysler, with value added of over $42 billion, are both larger than Nigeria, which is worth just $41 billion. Kuwait, at $38 billion, is outranked by General Electric. And Honda, Nissan and Toshiba all have more value than Syria.The rising importance of transnational corporations in the global economy is revealed in other statistics compiled by UNCTAD. The agency reports that the 100 largest companies accounted for 3.5 per cent of global gross domestic product in 1990 – a figure which jumped to 4.3 per cent in 2000. There were 24 corporations in the 1990 combined top 100 list of companies and countries, compared with 29 in 2000. read more

Protecting disability rights requires new attitude more than new funds UN official

“Rules that block persons with disabilities from obtaining personal documentation or from voting in elections can be modified, often at little expense,” Louise Arbour told the negotiators hammering out a disability convention, adding that simple and inexpensive regulatory changes could often improve access to education or employment.She also acknowledged that lack of money often blocks poor countries from providing equal treatment to their citizens with disabilities, and that putting into practice the provisions of the convention will be costly. States parties will be required to make progressive and proportional changes depending on resource availability, she said, but some obligations must be met immediately.International cooperation, she stressed, must play a role in ensuring that progress is made everywhere, since empowering persons with disabilities to claim their human rights is a collective obligation. States bear the primary responsibility for ensuring equality and eliminating discrimination, but all “must also acknowledge our own responsibility and act accordingly,” she said.“I have had experience as a judge in confronting the unique and invidious difficulties persons with disabilities face,” said Mrs. Arbour, the former Chief Prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda.“We face an urgent task in addressing stereotypes and prejudices that are at the root of so many of the barriers faced by persons with disabilities ? barriers that prevent them from obtaining equal access to education, to employment, to full participation in decision-making and to all their other rights,” she said.Some 400 delegates and disability advocates are attending the current session of the Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee is expected to conclude a second reading of the 34-article draft by 3 February, the last day of the session. read more

Central African Republic UN Mission condemns cowardly attacks on peacekeepers

According to the Mission a logistics convoy secured by its Pakistani contingent was attacked yesterday by a group of armed individuals, some 20 kilometres from Dekoa, in the prefecture of Nana Gribizi, which is in the northern part of the country. The peacekeepers reacted quickly and routed the attackers. Weapons were also recovered, said MINUSCA.This attack comes three days after that against a convoy from Bambari secured by the Mauritanian contingent of the Mission was attacked between Grimari and Sibut, wounding five peacekeepers. According to preliminary information, a group of an estimated 50 armed elements opened fire on peacekeepers and civilians while they were trying to repair a vehicle of the convoy.Strongly condemning these “cowardly and irresponsible actions,” MINUSCA also urged an immediate end to such attacks against its ‘blue helmets’ and mission premises. Further, the Mission denounced any and all provocative statements wrongly accusing its contingents and stressed that such allegations, some of which have religious connotations, can cast doubt on the impartiality of its troops. MINUSCA also stressed that “such acts will not go unpunished” and the perpetrators and instigators will answer for their actions before the competent courts, “including, where appropriate, for war crimes.” read more

Mens basketball CJ Jackson 3pointer lifts No 16 Ohio State over Indiana

Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — As memorable as a season the Ohio State men’s basketball team has had, this one game won’t be soon forgotten.Indiana forward Juwan Morgan made a layup against the potential Big Ten Player of the Year, forward Keita Bates-Diop, with 7.4 seconds left in double overtime, seemingly ending Ohio State’s chances of winning a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship.C.J. Jackson had something to say about that.Taking the ball from the opposite baseline, the junior guard drove down the court and pulled up from 24 feet, released a clean look and hit nothing but net to give Ohio State (24-7, 15-3 Big Ten) an 80-78 lead with 1.6 seconds remaining in overtime to silence the packed crimson-and-cream crowd inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.The last desperation attempt from the Hoosiers (16-14, 9-9 Big Ten) fell well short and the No. 16 Buckeyes escaped with a victory in the regular-season finale to preserve their chance at a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship.“It’s been an unbelievable way to cap an unbelievable regular season,” head coach Chris Holtmann said.Jackson finished the game with 13 points. Bates-Diop had 24 points with 14 rebounds and redshirt senior guard Kam Williams scored 15. Senior Jae’Sean Tate and freshman Kaleb Wesson also were in double figures.Morgan had a team-high 18 points for Indiana. Senior guard Robert Johnson and freshman forward Justin Smith had 17 and 16, respectively.It was only fitting that Ohio State’s improbable season and prospects of winning a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship would come down to an overtime game in one of college basketball’s most historic venues against one of its most historic programs.It was ludicrous to think it would come down to two.There were a total of 16 lead changes and 14 ties, including nine lead changes in the final overtime that ended with Jackson shot to seal Ohio State’s first win at Indiana in five years.“We knew they weren’t going to go away,” Jackson said. “Senior Night, home night, they were going to have a lot of energy. We just had to match it.”In the past two road games, Ohio State struggled to match the energy of the opponent, which resulted in double-digit losses. Now, the Buckeyes were much better on the glass than they were against Penn State and Michigan last week, outrebounding Indiana 41-35, but to continually respond bucket after bucket in multiple do-or-die situations left Holtmann and the team with an added confidence heading into postseason play.“This team does have a grit to it that is necessary in a game like this, particularly on the road,” Holtmann said. “I think at the end of the day, that’s what you’re trying to preach from Day 1 and that’s what you hope to have guys that have that to them. To have that stuff inside them that we all look at and can identify as resiliency and grit and able to stay with it and not let one play affect the other. And they did that.”Bates-Diop scored 20-plus points for the first time since he scored a career-high 35 against Illinois on Feb. 4. He shot 9-of-24 from the field, but came away with some needed baskets in the final minutes of regulation.“I’ve been struggling the last few games, but tonight I got back into a rhythm,” he said.Ohio State shot 48 percent from the field and recorded 16 assists on 33 made field goals.With the win, Ohio State remains one game behind Michigan State for first place in the Big Ten. The Spartans have already clinched at least a share of the conference title and can win it outright with a win at Wisconsin on Sunday. If the Spartans lose, Ohio State will earn a share of the title and be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament next week.Up NextOhio State will play Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in New York. Its opponent will be determined when the conference season officially ends Sunday. read more

Major International mining company approves Callidans MoistScan for use on conveyed copper

first_imgOnline moisture analysis specialists Callidan Instruments recently had its MoistScanr MA-500HD subjected to arduous testing by a large international mining company to prove its ability to meet minimum performance standards accuracy and reliability on copper ore. In this case, the primary reason for measuring moisture online is for metallurgical accounting. The MA-500HD was installed on the feed conveyor to the SAG mill where information from the MoistScan was combined with beltscale data to derive a dry tonnes per hour feed to the mill.The company had previously trialled near infrared moisture analysers (NIR); however this technology failed to meet the minimum performance. This consequently led to a decision by the company to test microwave technology. Proposals from three online microwave moisture analyser manufacturers were considered and after rigorous technical and economic evaluation the company chose the MoistScan MA-500HD. This unit, manufactured by Callidan Instruments, was chosen to be tested due to its past successes in ore applications throughout the world.Calibration of the analyser involved collecting a suite of samples from the belt and having these analysed in a laboratory for moisture. Sample results were compared with the raw microwave data from the MoistScan and a calibration was determined. To maximise accuracy all year round dual calibrations were developed, one for the wet season and the other for the dry season. The client can switch between calibrations depending on the level of moisture.The conclusions of the trial were:The calibration of MA-500HD was rigorous and effectiveThe equipment can be adapted to the climatic conditions prevalent at the plantThe HD is capable of achieving a relative accuracy of 8% of the laboratory reported moisture on copper ore feed to the SAG mill (e.g. if the lab moisture is 3% the MA-500HD will read ±0.24%)The manufacturer was very quick to solve problems and showed high technical knowledge about operation of equipment and the mineral beneficiation processTesting of this equipment was recommended in other units of the mine for similar applications.Endslast_img read more

The iPhone wall climbing car iW500 also works on ceilings

first_imgKids are always trying to “one-up” their friends. How many times have you heard something like “Well my model car is better than your model car!“? The Wall Climbing Car, a new toy on the market, will make sure your kid definitely wins the bragging contest. I mean, come on; this car can literally race up walls. However, the car is controlled by an iOS device, so this toy may actually be geared more towards the older kids.According to manufacturer iHelicopter, the iPhone Controlled Wall Climbing Car iW500 is an RC Car that works by “using the opposite principle of the hovercraft and creates a sealed vacuum between itself and the wall or ceiling.” You just turn the car on, stick it on the wall, and then control it using an iPhone app. The car even allows you to drive on the undersides of tables and ceilings, as long as the surface is smooth. Sounds like this car won’t work very well on the popcorn ceilings.As impressive as the wall-climbing part of the car is, it also works as a normal race car by turning off the vacuum function. The car can be controlled by iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch after downloading the app from the App Store and plugging the IR transmitter into the dock connector. You can control the car with the iPhone’s gyroscope as well as onscreen controls. The app can connect to three bands, which means you can use three Wall Climbing Cars in the same room and race them against each other. Even cooler, the car’s headlights and taillights both work, so you can play in the dark.The cars will run you $59.95 a piece. Check out the video below to see the iPhone Controlled Wall Climbing Car iW500 in action.Read more at iHelicopterlast_img read more

Geek 101 How to take a screenshot on a Mac

first_imgOne of the nicest features about OS X is how simple the operating system makes it to take a screenshot. And not only is easy to take a screenshot, it’s easy to take the screenshot that you want. For example, using Windows, you have to jab the Print Screen button (if you can find it), open an image editor, paste the full resolution image, and then crop it to your liking. Or you can use a third party application, like Greenshot, which will work well enough, but will add additional to your list of always-on apps. Taking a screenshot on a Mac is a much more elegant process.The first thing to know is that the instructions are available on your Mac, you just need to go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts tab. When you are there you can select “Screen Shots” on the left and you’ll see the window above. This will lay out the four stock screenshot shortcuts as well as give you the ability to toggle any of them on or off. By default they are all on.Take a screenshot on a MacTaking a screenshot of the entire screen is quite easy… so long as you know the symbols Apple uses for its keys. To take a screenshot and have it saved as a .PNG file you just need to press Command-Shift-3 (all at the same time). You’ll be greeted with a camera’s shutter sound, which will confirm that the action was completed.If you’d like the screenshot to be copied to the clipboard, so you can then paste it into a image editor the way you do in Windows, then the shortcut is Command-Control-Shift-3. It’s a bit tough to contort your hand into that position, but it’s doable!Take a custom-sized screenshot on a MacOS X makes it super easy to take a screenshot of a area that you select. This is useful if you just need a single window or part of a document. It’s a great time-saver because it means you won’t have to go into another program and crop the image. These shortcuts are just like the ones above, you simply need to replace the “3” with “4”.So in order to save custom-sized screenshot you just press Command-Shift-4. This will change your icon to a target with two numbers next to it. At first the numbers will indicate the screen position, in pixels (with 0, 0 a the top left and your screen’s resolution dimensions at the bottom right). Once this icon is present you just need to click, drag the highlighted box over the area that you want to save, and then release the mouse/trackpad button. Then you’ll hear that familiar camera shutter. It’s worth noting that, while dragging, the two numbers next to the icon will change from the screen position to the size of the screenshot (width by height).If you’d like to simple copy a select area of the screen to the clipboard then the shortcut is Command-Control-Shift-4.Change the image typePNG is an ideal file format for a screenshot because it is not lossy and it’s widely accepted, but it is possible to change the file format that your Mac uses. To do this you need to go into the Terminal and then…Enter in: defaults write type [IMAGE FORMAT ABBREVIATION]Enter in: killall SystemUIServerIn place of [IMAGE FORMAT ABBREVIATION] you can put in the format you’d like including: png, jpg, tif, bmp, tiff, psd, gif, sgi, and tga.Change the screenshot file destinationAfter you take a screenshot (without the Control button) there will be a file created. By default it goes to the desktop, but you can change that if you’d like. Do to this you need to be in the Terminal…Enter in: defaults write location /FILEPATH/Enter in: killall SystemUIServerJust make sure to replace /FILEPATH/ with the destination you’d like. The is the desktop, ~/Desktop/.Other tools for taking screenshotsIf you’d prefer an actual application then OS X has a program called Grab. This works just like the shortcuts, but you’ll have to use the program’s Capture menu in order to select the action you’d like. The options are are bit more advanced though, so you will have more tools are your disposal. These include: Selection, Window, Screen, and Timed Screen.Grab’s preferences and customization options are woefully limited, so if you’d like added functionality you’ll need a third party app. The most popular tool for taking screenshots on a Mac is Skitch, which is quite handy. Another great option is a Mac app called Slingshot, which will take a screenshot and then automatically upload it to Dropbox or Imgur. It will then copy the link so it’s immediately available for sharing. A free option for this, though one that limited to Dropbox, is called GrabBox.last_img read more

Bientôt des applications Android sur Blackberry

first_imgBientôt des applications Android sur Blackberry ?Un éditeur d’applications a remarqué que son programme pour Android avait été utilisé sur des Blackberry.RIM, le constructeur des Blackberry, s’est fait prendre la main dans le sac. En effet un éditeur d’applications, ShopSavvy, a remarqué dans son journal de connexion que son programme pour Android avait été utilisé sur des anciens modèles Blackberry, dont un mystérieux, le 8600. Une découverte qui serait restée complètement inexpliquée si le lieu où ces applications ont été téléchargées n’était pas connu. Il s’agit en effet de Waterloo, une commune de l’Ontario au Canada… et accessoirement siège de RIM !Il est donc plus que probable que le fabricant ait réalisé des essais de portage d’applications Android sur son propre système d’exploitation. Déjà évoqué par Bloomberg début février à propos de la future tablette numérique de RIM, le rapprochement entre le constructeur canadien et Android pourrait bien se réaliser.Le 28 février 2011 à 17:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sir Geoff Hurst slams Cahill and Vardy for quitting England

first_imgEngland former player and World Cup winner, Sir Geoff Hurst has criticised Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill for their decisions to retire from international duty.Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill were both in the England squad as they reached the semi-finals at the World Cup this summer.The duo then decided to make themselves unavailable for England in order to concentrate on club football.Even though they could still feature for England in the future, Hurst was angered by their decision. Team Talk reports.“While there’s plenty to be positive about our national side right now, I must admit I was disappointed to see Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill choose to retire from international duty,” Hurst said.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I’m a firm believer that players should play for their country as long as they possibly can.“My team-mates and I would have given our last breath to continue playing for England.“I also don’t like when players say they’ll make themselves available again if there are injuries or suspensions.“In my view, if I was England manager, then I wouldn’t pick those players ever again.”last_img read more

Share inching closer to new headquarters

first_imgShare is well on the way to raising the last chunk of money it needs to finish remodeling a former Vancouver bowling alley into its new headquarters.At an open house Wednesday night, Steve Hansen announced a $100,000 challenge gift. It was quickly matched by pledges of $102,000 by other individuals and local business owners. Those included a $50,000 gift by Marc Grignon on behalf of The Firstenburg Foundation and $25,000 pledged by Terry Murphy of Design Showroom and Ron Frederiksen of RSV Building Solutions — the contractor on the project.That leaves $1 million still to be raised to complete the $5.4 million renovation of what used to be the Timber Lanes bowling alley on Andresen Road. It will become the Share Fromhold Service Center, in honor of the late Bill Fromhold, a Democratic state legislator from Clark County who championed Share, and who died of leukemia in 2010.The new space will combine offices for officials and caseworkers, work space for volunteers and warehouse space for supplies and food. Renovation of one section is done: the Northwest Natural Products/Gummy Vites Backpack Building Area. That is a step up for Share’s ever-growing Backpack Program, which sends weekend food home with 1,500 local schoolchildren at 55 schools. In recent years the volunteer-driven program has been operating in cramped, borrowed, underheated space on Main Street.The move also will free up critical shelter space at Share House, the downtown building that now contains offices, cafeteria and sleeping space for 30 single men. There won’t be any shelter beds at the new Fromhold facility.last_img read more

Deadline for Portland port dispute set

first_imgPORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge has set a Tuesday deadline for a deal to end a dispute that has slowed the flow of cargo at the Port of Portland. At a hearing Friday, former Gov. Ted Kulongoski told U.S. District Judge Michael Simon no agreement has been reached between the unions representing Longshoremen and electrical workers. The unions disagree about which workers should plug in and unplug refrigerated shipping containers — the equivalent of two full-time jobs.Simon appointed Kulongoski last week to broker a settlement. If there’s no deal by Tuesday, the judge said he may act on a request for a temporary restraining order that would require the Longshoremen to stop a work slowdown that has disrupted port operations for more than three weeks. Simon could also act on a separate temporary restraining order sought by the Longshoremen. It asks the judge to give them the disputed work.More than 1,000 regional businesses depend on the container terminal to get their goods to or from international markets.The conflict has led the two main shipping lines that serve the port’s Terminal 6 — Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd AG and South Korea’s Hanjin — to divert their ships to other ports. A Hapag-Lloyd ship, however, is tentatively scheduled to arrive at Terminal 6 late Tuesday or early Wednesday.last_img read more

State Tustumena ferry delayed to July

first_imgThe state Tustumena ferry will be out of service for longer than anticipated.Listen nowMeadow Bailey, a Public Information Officer with the Department of Transportation, said the Tustumena had docked for an overhaul with an original return-to-service date of May 27.“There was some discovery during its annual overhaul that there was additional extensive steel waste found in the engine room, so that repair will take about two months longer to complete,” Bailey said.Bailey said the new return to service date is July 18, and they’re letting passengers know and rescheduling with that new date in mind. The delay affects Southwest Alaska and communities along the Aleutian chain. That includes Kodiak.Bailey emphasizes the Tusty’s age. It was built in 1963 and is now 53 years old.“We have been talking about the need for a replacement vessel for some time, and we’ve been talking about that,” Bailey said. “The replacement vessel is designed, but there currently is funding quite yet.”Bailey said that’ll be determined in the Fiscal Year 2018 capital budget.As for the current model, the Tustumena is making its long stop at the Vigor Industrial shipyard in Ketchikan.last_img read more

ACC chief says officials irregularities wont be tolerated

first_imgIqbal MahmoodIn an effort to put his own house in order, chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Iqbal Mahmood on Thursday warned its officials that no irregularity, nepotism, partiality and laxity will be tolerated in investigation into any complaint, reports UNB.He came up with the warning while addressing an urgent meeting with directors of all ACC divisional offices, deputy directors of all district coordinated offices, and secretary, director general and directors of the head office on how to ensure more transparency and accountability in the process of investigation and enquiry.”Every officer will be dearer to us as long as you carry out your duties honestly and transparently,” the ACC chairman said. “No mercy will be shown to those who will fail to fulfill the duties.”Talking about the timeline of enquiry, he said, “From now on, those who will fail to follow the timeline should switch to another institution as the ACC rules allow this.”Expressing his dismay over the delay in enquiry in the name of queries, Iqbal Mahmood said this will not be allowed from now on. “No query can be given without the approval of the commission. We’re trying our best to make this organisation a symbol of people’s confidence. We can’t allow that the image of the institution is tarnished for negligence and authoritarianism of anyone.”Mentioning that there were allegations of rude behaviour against some officials, he urged them to behave well with people. “Be careful of your behaviour and responsibility.”ACC commissioner Mozammel Haque Khan said the legal mandate of the commission will be implemented. “So, any rude behaviour is not desirable. If you respect the law, you can’t be arrogant,” he said.last_img read more

Astros To Extend Protective Netting Before Next Homestand

first_img Share Gail Delaughter/Houston Public MediaMinute Maid Park is home to the Houston Astros. The team has announced it will extend the protective netting at the ball park. A 2-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture when she was struck by a foul ball during a May game in Houston.The Houston Astros will extend the protective netting at Minute Maid Park to cover more of the seating area, joining other teams that have taken safety measures after foul balls injured fans.The team announced Thursday that the extended netting would be installed before the homestand starting Aug. 19. It will run farther down the left-field and right-field lines to better protect fans from foul balls and bats that fly out of hitters’ hands.A 2-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture when she was struck by a foul ball during a May game in Houston.Last month, the Chicago White Sox became the first major league team to extend protective netting from foul pole to foul pole. The safety measure was announced a week after a foul ball sent a woman to the hospital with her head bleeding.The Astros also said their ballpark’s current netting would be upgraded to knot-less netting for better visibility.last_img read more