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P&O Cruises’ New LNG-Fueled Vessel Leaves Shipyard in Germany

first_imgIona, a new LNG-powered cruise ship to be operated by British P&O Cruises, left Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, on March 18 to be conveyed on the river Ems to Eemshaven in the Netherlands. The 180,000-ton newbuild is planned to arrive in Eemshaven in the evening hours of March 19.Later on, Iona will go through several days of technical and nautical sea trials in the North Sea.The Ems barrier will be helping Iona to pass through the river Ems, a procedure which will be kept as short as possible. Specifically, Iona will proceed in reverse up the river Ems to the North Sea. This approach has proven successful in the past as it makes it easier to maneuver the ship, Meyer Werft explained.Two tugs will be providing assistance in the process.Able to accommodate 5,200 passengers, Iona has been described as Britain’s biggest cruise vessel. It is also the first ship in the UK cruise market to be powered by LNG.last_img read more

Sarri not afraid of Lazio or Juve future ahead of key clash

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very RemarkableWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti Loading… – Maiden league title – Sarri led Chelsea to the Europa League title last season before replacing Massimiliano Allegri, who took Juve to five of their current run of eight consecutive Serie A titles but paid for two runners-up finishes in the Champions League. The 61-year-old Sarri is targeting the first league title in his 30-year coaching career and with his team also attempting to overhaul a 1-0 first-leg deficit to French club Lyon in the Champions League last 16, he insists he wants to continue in the Turin hot seat next season. “I have a contract and I want to honour it at all costs,” said Sarri. “At Chelsea there was a different situation, I liked the idea of going to England. Then last summer I wanted to come back to Italy. “But the future is tomorrow and we have to think about every single game. All the rest comes as a result.” Lazio, meanwhile, are chasing a third Scudetto in the club’s history and first since 2000. “I certainly had imagined it differently,” said coach Simone Inzaghi, whose side had been on a 21-match unbeaten league run before the three-month virus break. Read Also: Solskjaer takes blame for team selection in Chelsea defeat “Unfortunately we had problems after the championship was suspended, but we’re going to have a great game without making any excuses and thinking about injury absences. “We still have something to achieve in qualification for the Champions League, a goal that has been there and that has been missing for 13 years.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img “In a single game everything can change, so the difficulty of this game speaks for itself,” warned Sarri. “Lazio have had a great season, they have proven to be a great team even if they are going through a difficult period. “This is a team we have always struggled against.” Maurizio Sarri insisted he had no fear of Lazio nor his future as Juventus coach as he prepared his team for Monday’s crunch Serie A clash against a team his side have lost to twice this season. “Have you ever asked a Formula One driver are you afraid of speed? It’s part of the job,” said Sarri on Sunday. “Everything goes well if you win and bad if you lose, but there’s no need to be afraid, this Juventus is a team which is used to fighting. “I’m happier feeling someone breathing down my neck.” Reigning champions Juventus have seen a dip in form since the coronavirus lockdown, and are on a three-game winless run, picking up just two points and conceding nine goals in matches against AC Milan, Atalanta and Sassuolo. The league leaders hold a six-point cushion on second-placed Inter Milan, who can cut the gap when they play Roma later on Sunday. “We came up against teams in great shape, it is a strange time we’re playing in which is unique in the history of football,” said Sarri. Lazio had been just a point behind Juventus before the lockdown but are now eight points adrift, having lost four of seven games since the league returned to action last month. Lazio beat Juventus 3-1 twice in December – in the reverse Serie A fixture in Rome and the Italian Super Cup final.last_img read more

Rita P. Koors

first_imgRita P. Koors, 76, of Greensburg passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.Rita was born on August 6, 1942 in Hamburg, to William and Catherine (Effing) Harpring.Rita went to school at St. Anne’s in Hamburg and earned her High School diploma from American High School.She enjoyed sewing and worked at Carol Cook Dress Factory in Greensburg and Hillenbrand in Batesville before she was married. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg.Rita married Louis H. Koors on October 13, 1962 and he survives.She is also survived by 3 sons; Kevin (Shirley) Koors, Tennessee, Cletus (Lyuda) Koors, Mulberry, IN, Ryan Koors, Indianapolis, 2 daughters; Karen Koors, Lafayette, Shirley Koors, Lafayette, sister; Betty (Maurice) Brown, Clarksburg, and 9 grandchildren.Rita was preceded in death by 2 daughters; Rose and Brenda Koors, 3 brothers; Len, Richard, and Paul Harpring, and 2 sisters; Joey Schepers, and Mary Veerkamp.Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 2 from 4-8 pm. with a Rosary starting at 3:30 pmA funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 3 at 11 am with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Building Fund or the organization of the donor’s choice.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Italy to make World Cup bid

first_img The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) has vowed to formalise its bid to stage the 2023 global contest when World Rugby starts accepting bids in May. Ireland asserted themselves as the first Test nation ready to bid to host the World Cup in eight years’ time at the tail-end of last year. South Africa, who hosted the tournament in 1995, and the USA are also expected to ratify their bids in due course, now World Rugby has confirmed the application process. “We will formalise our interest with World Rugby in the month of May,” said FIR president Alfredo Gavazzi, who believes hosting the Junior World Championships in 2011 and again this summer boost Italy’s ability to stage a World Cup. “But I want immediately to confirm our intention to bid to host the World Cup in Italy in 2023. “The growth of rugby in Italy in recent years, results obtained in the Six Nations and autumn Tests and the experiences with the Under-20s World Cup in 2011 and next June are just some fixed points behind the Italian bid. “I am sure that today Italian rugby has everything you need to organise a memorable Rugby World Cup and that whole movement, in the next two years, will work to ensure that this dream can become a reality.” Italy beat Scotland 22-19 at Murrayfield last weekend, and believe such footholds in the Six Nations, Europe’s premier Test competition, marks them out as a major contender to host the world’s most prestigious tournament. Governing body World Rugby will launch its “expression of interest phase” for countries aiming to bid to host the 2023 competition on May 14. That process will finish on June 15 – but completed bids will not be submitted until June 2016. Italy have confirmed they will bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 – the first nation to cement their opposition to Ireland. Press Association World Rugby will hold workshops for unions interested in applying to host the tournament in June this year, and the game’s global bosses will not ratify the 2023 hosts until May 2017. Ireland have already been open about committing £100million to underwrite their bid to host the 2023 World Cup. The Northern Ireland Executive and Irish Government have already backed the Irish Rugby Union’s plans to secure rugby’s global showpiece. Irish bosses have already tipped South Africa and the USA to offer the strongest opposition to their bid, but Italy have confirmed their interest ahead of those two other potential contenders. last_img read more

Evaluating USG’s multi-million dollar budget

first_imgOperating on a $2.4 million budget, the Undergraduate Student Government is responsible for funding various student organizations and resources, including free legal counseling and HIV testing for students. Created from a $64 line item in each undergraduate student’s tuition, the budget’s allocation is decided by the USG treasurer, a member of the Budget Allocations Committee. Nearly one-fifth of the budget is directed toward departments under the funding branch, which includes the discretionary and the philanthropy funds. According to Parepally, the funding branch serves as a pool of extra funding for student programs that need additional financial support. USG’s Concerts Committee received a budget of $589,000, about 42% of all programming allocations. The Budget Allocations Committee decides how much funding a student organization, or budget member, will receive based on the group’s funding proposal and its previous spending history, according to USG Treasurer Rohan Parepally. “One to two times a year, we revisit the budget to see how people are spending their money,” Parepally said. “[We see] whether the money is being effectively spent and then if we could re-allocate it to areas that could use it.” (Kitty Huang | Daily Trojan) Budget members meet with Parepally each month to evaluate previous spending habits and raise any concerns or requests for additional financial assistance. Having one month between meetings allows the members enough freedom to work out any issues internally without the government overreaching, Parepally said. With a budget of $57,541, the development account refers to internal organizational development such as retreats and banquets to emphasize team bonding and goal-setting. The purpose of development is to allow USG members to gather in an independent space to focus on the future of the organization outside of their office work. The philanthropy fund distributes money for philanthropic and community outreach events hosted by student organizations which have exceeded their budget, Parepally said. The discretionary fund supports student groups organizing cultural and entertainment events, acting as a safety net if the organizations spend beyond their allocated budget.center_img More than half of the USG budget is designated toward Programming Allocations, where budget members are made up of student committees and cultural assemblies. Programming Allocation is determined through a cooperative process between budget members and the Budget Allocations Committee. He also stressed the importance of distributing as much of the budget back into the student population that provides the government its funding as possible. According to Parepally, the goal of the committee is to keep administrative spending low to maintain a high remaining balance to distribute to external budget members such as the campus cultural assemblies and special events committees. USG pays a lawyer to come in every week to offer free consultations to the student body on any legal issues students may encounter. The consultation may result in the lawyer assuming the student’s case, wherein the lawyer will only charge the student a service fee if the case rules in the student’s favor. However, this is not the main intent of legal services. About $150,000 of the budget is directed toward executive cabinet allocations, broken up by three main funding accounts: administration, development and executive/legislative. Administrative expenses include costs for the USG office such as maintenance and office supplies, while the executive/legislative account is a discretionary pool of funding that the executive cabinet can elect to allocate to additional initiatives that USG members choose to pursue. “A big thing that we’re trying is to make sure that we are equitable across all of [the government body] and [are] just compensating students for their time and participation in student government,” Parepally said. The budget also includes a category of restricted funds consisting mainly of student stipends and staff salaries for members of USG that are deducted from the initial amount. According to Parepally, USG aims for standardized student pay rates across the entire government body. The free legal consultation is intended to support students who have legal questions pertaining to personal damages or inquiries into a student’s rights regarding University policies. USG uses these services to offer students an initial guide for navigating legal procedures and is not intended to support full legal representation.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s soccer in the semi-pros: How each player fared this summer

first_img Published on August 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm Contact Kenneth: kmintz@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ This summer, Syracuse men’s soccer players traded their orange jerseys for unfamiliar colors, ones stretching across the United States and Canada.Eleven Syracuse players joined semi-professional teams in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and United Soccer League Premier Development League (PDL), both fourth tier leagues. The most popular landing spots were newly founded Syracuse FC and K-W United FC, a Canadian club.“It was really cool honestly,” said Adnan Bakalovic, a Utica, New York native who played for Syracuse FC. “The supporters had these smoke things come up whenever we scored, every single game. They even had chants for certain players on the team.”Fourth division semi-professional soccer is often unpaid, allowing college players to maintain their NCAA eligibility. Housing stipends are offered by many clubs. Despite being semi-professional, many teams garnered large support groups, much like those in the professional ranks.Detroit City FC of the NPSL draws crowds upwards of 5,000 per game and Des Moines Menace of the PDL regularly gets more than 3,000. By comparison, Syracuse FC averaged about 1,250 fans in its 2,000-seat stadium, David W. Murphy Field, on the campus of Onondaga Community College, according to soccer blogger Kenn Tomasch. That ranks them well in the top quarter of the league.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse FC entered its inaugural season with high expectations, and although it resulted in just nine points through 12 games, the team gained the support of the local community and was followed closely by independent supporters group called Central Union 48.In addition to signing Bakalovic, Syracuse FC added goalkeeper Pat Castle and midfielder Lukas Rubio. The hometown team finished 2-7-3 (W-L-D), last in the East Division of the NPSL’s Midwest Conference.“In the beginning, you want to have someone you know on the team and it was cool having those guys,” Bakalovic added. “Then you should get comfortable with everyone else on the team but having those two guys was cool.”Syracuse goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert found his way to New York Athletic Club in Pelham, New York, less than 15 miles northeast of Manhattan, where he interned for Citibank.“It was a challenge everyday to balance soccer with the internship,” Hilpert said. “This summer was a new challenge and it was a great experience because I think it was a little harder than a regular semester.”The goalkeeper’s first of six starts came against Kingston Stockade FC, a club owned by Syracuse University alumnus and Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley.“I think he realizes that soccer careers are fairly short for most players who make it to MLS or USL,” said NYAC head coach Erik Bagwell. “And that’s part of why he wants to keep playing soccer and get the most out of it, but also focus on his finance studies as well.”Hugo Delhommelle, an incoming transfer from Division II Lander University, returned to Reading United for a second season after leading the club to its 2016 PDL Division Title. He was joined by Orange midfielder and new teammate Mo Adams.Daily Orange File PhotoDuring their time on the team, Reading United took part in the U.S. Open Cup which provides a rare chance for lower level teams to face teams in Major League Soccer, North American Soccer League and the United Soccer League. Both players started in upset victory over the defending NASL Champions New York Cosmos in the second round, before falling the following game to the Harrisburg City Islanders.Playing semi-pro is not only a way to stay sharp and in shape, but it serves as an opportunity to showcase skills for professional teams. John-Austin Ricks spent his time with Burlingame Dragons FC, a PDL affiliate of the San Jose Earthquakes. He ranked third on the team in minutes played.Ricks played at the academy level for the Earthquakes and was brought back this summer for the PDL season. Head coach Joe Cannon, who made 171 appearances with the Quakes, said it used to be rare for the club to keep youth players on board for the PDL level. But having players like Ricks stick around is a “really big win.”Cannon added he frequently asks himself when evaluating PDL players, “Are these players that can ultimately help us and join us at the professional level at some point in their careers?”Over the course of the summer, about 10 Burlingame players trained with the first team. Cannon would not specify if Ricks was invited.“He’s over there, thousands of miles away at Syracuse,” Cannon said, “but that’s what we like about the PDL is that we can bring in guys that we maybe don’t see as much during the college season and don’t have the ability to monitor on a daily basis.”K-W United FC of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, signed four SU players. The club’s technical director used Kamal Miller’s ties and relationship with McIntyre to reel in Djimon Johnson, Johannes Pieles and Jan Breitenmoser. The team fell in the PDL’s Central Conference semifinal after all four Syracuse players were called back for preseason camp. Miller finished with five more starts than the next closest SU player, Johnson.Daily Orange File PhotoLike the setup for the college season, PDL teams have a short preseason, said head coach Martin Painter. In certain instances, players will try different roles on the field, gain confidence and earn valuable minutes. For a player like incoming freshman Johnson, the hope is that his seven games played translates toward his collegiate career.“I think for a lot of players it’s important to keep playing at a high tempo in a demanding, challenging environment so they maintain their physical sharpness and speed of play,” Painter said. “So that when they go back to school, they’re ready for that.”Full list of participants: Syracuse FC (NPSL)Adnan BakalovicPosition: ForwardYear: JuniorStats: 11 games played, 0 goals, 5 assistsPat CastlePosition: GoalkeeperYear: SeniorStats: 11 starts, 855 minutes, 22 goals allowedLukas RubioPosition: MidfielderYear: FreshmanStats: no statistics availableReading United (PDL)Mo AdamsPosition: MidfielderYear: SophomoreStats: 5 games played, 348 minutes, 3 shotsHugo DelhommellePosition: Forward/MidfielderYear: JuniorNotes: Transfer from Lander UniversityStats: 9 games played, 646 minutes, 3 goals, 5 assistsBurlingame Dragons (PDL)John-Austin RicksPosition: ForwardYear: SophomoreStats: 10 games played, 737 minutes, 1 goal, 1 yellow cardK-W United FC (PDL)Jan BreitenmoserPosition: MidfielderYear: JuniorStats: 1 game played, 27 minutes playedDjimon JohnsonPosition: MidfielderYear: FreshmanStats: 7 games played, 213 minutesKamal MillerPosition: DefenderYear: JuniorNotes: Played 90 minutes in one playoff gameStats: 12 games played, 980 minutes, 1 assistJohannes PielesPosition: ForwardYear: SophomoreStats: 5 games played, 361 minutes, 6 shotsNew York Athletic Club (NPSL)Hendrik HilpertPosition: GoalkeeperYear: JuniorStats: 6 starts, 451 minutes, 20 goals allowed Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse loses to RIT, 7-4, despite doubling Tigers in shots

first_imgOut-shooting an opponent 39-21 typically indicates a win in hockey. Instead, Syracuse controlled much of Friday night’s game against RIT, but couldn’t finish chances and lost, 7-4.Syracuse (1-10-0, 0-1-0 College Hockey America) fell to RIT (3-5-1, 1-2-0) at Tennity Ice Pavilion despite strong performances by the whole team in the first and second periods. “We need to make sure that we play the full 60 minutes. And we can’t give up and we got to do the little things,” junior defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo said. “We’ve got to block shots and we do need to capitalize on chances.”Despite just coming off a shutout win against Union — SU’s first of the season — Ady Cohen found herself backing up junior Allison Small for its first of two matchups against RIT this weekend. Small, along with the entire SU team, started off incredibly strong, out-pacing, outshooting and outscoring the Tigers. The Orange held a 1-0 lead at the end of the first, with RIT mustering only three shots.However, teams are not measured by how well they finish the first period, they’re measured by how well they finish games. Syracuse seemingly lost focus coming onto the ice for the second period. Within ten minutes, their 1-0 lead had evaporated, and they trailed the Tigers 3-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think our kids had a false sense of security.” said head coach Paul Flanagan.Syracuse did fight back, scoring two of its own in the second, coming courtesy of Victoria Klimek and Savannah Rennie. SU carried that momentum into the third, with freshman defender Mae Batherson wristing one in from the blue line 59 seconds into the third. Despite three straight goals from the Orange, the old habit of earning inopportune penalties returned. Two in quick succession — Brynn Koocher for tripping and Lindsay Eastwood for hooking — placed RIT on a five-on-three. Although it failed to score, thanks in part to some great saves by Small, the Tigers maintained control in the SU zone for nearly the entirety of the two-skater advantage, tiring out the defense and firmly shutting down any kind of momentum the Orange had.Throughout the third period the Orange kept piling on shots but to no avail. RIT’s junior goalie, Jessi O’Leary turned away 10 SU shots in the third alone. Shot selection was a recurring problem for SU as a whole. While the sheer quantity of shots was good, SU rarely challenged O’Leary, allowing her to settle into a comfortable rhythm. “We definitely just need to focus on quality shots. I mean, picking corners there, we gotta finish. I mean, that was the difference in the game today,” Batherson said. The Orange did not play properly with their lead. Often when Syracuse would get the puck, it opted to skate straight through the Tigers defense instead of getting pucks in deep and establishing a forecheck. This lack of quality time on RIT’s side of the blue line left Orange skaters frequently out of position and allowed the Tigers to steal and control the puck for a majority of the period. Because of this, RIT was able to push two more shots past Small in the third period, one during a Tiger power play. Flanagan cites lack of fundamentals, like back-checking and shot-blocking, as crippling the Orange in the long term, and not allowing them to take winnable games. It’s a combination of physical and mental mistakes that hamper the Orange. Flanagan isn’t afraid to point the blame on himself either, and said RIT “out-coached” the Orange in the last two periods. Two empty-netters from the Tigers bookended the night, bringing the final to 7-4 in favor of RIT. “It just demotivates the team and it’s just upsetting to see but you know,” Small said, “there’s nothing you can do about it sitting on the bench.” Comments Published on November 2, 2019 at 12:41 am Contact Will: wrhentsc@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Citi Sports website citisportsonline.com launched [Photos]

first_imgCiti FM, Ghana’s leading English-speaking radio station, has launched its spanking new sports website,www.citisportsonline.com.The domain is a standalone site in the Omni Media family and it has been designed to offer sports fans amazing content from the local and international spaces and keep sports fans up to date on the lastest in the world of sports.Launching the website on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the premises of the station in Accra, New Media Manager at Citi FM/Citi TV, Kojo Akoto Boateng, took fans through the details of the site and stressed the fact that the website is a one stop shop for sports news in Ghana and beyond.He also spoke on the ease of navigation on the site and added that it was fully mobile-friendly meaning users could enjoy the full serving of the domain on their mobile devices.In addition, the new site provides information on the various programmes from the Citi Sports Desk that run on Citi FM and Citi TV.Programmes such as Sports Panorama have a beautiful column where all previous episodes can be accessed by ardent listeners of the programme which airs every Friday evening at 7pm.In dealing with the exigencies and demands of fans of the 2019 AFCON tournament, www.citisportsonline.com has a dedicated AFCON page which will keep fans up to speed on all things AFCON.As a way of promoting good writing, original guest articles and opinion pieces are also welcome to be published on www.citisportsonline.com.The launch took place at halftime of the 2019 UEFA Champions League final, which was ultimately won 2-0 by Liverpool against Tottenham.last_img read more

Rogers City man charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRogers City, Mich. — A Michigan State Police investigation has led to the arrest a 25–year–old Rogers City man for sexual assault.Alexander Bidlake has been formally charged with criminal sexual conduct in the 3rd degree. Authorities say that a 15–year–old Harrisville girl met the 25–year–old on Facebook.In October, Bidlake drove to her home in Harrisville and brought her back to his home in Rogers City. He sexually assaulted her that night. The victim was reported missing by her parents. She eventually reported incident to a mandated reporter who turned the information into the Department of Health and Human Services.Bidlake was arraigned in the 89th District Court last Wednesday. He was assessed a $25,000 bond.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Harrisville, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, michigan state police, Rogers City, Sexual AssaultContinue ReadingPrevious Brighton man in critical condition after one-vehicle rolloverNext Fish mural nearing completion, community can still leave their marklast_img read more