Scoreboard roundup — 7/17/18

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —      Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:    ALL-STAR GAME Final  AL   8  NL   6, 10 Innings  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img July 18, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/17/18last_img

Wintershall Dea secures consent for exploration drilling in Norwegian Sea

first_imgThe wells 6604/5-2 S and 6604/6-1 belong to production licence 894, for which Wintershall Dea is the operator Wintershall Dea secures consent for exploration drilling in Norwegian Sea. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison from Pixabay. Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Wintershall Dea consent for the exploration drilling of two wells in the Norwegian Sea.The wells 6604/5-2 S and 6604/6-1 belong to production licence 894, for which Wintershall Dea is the operator. The wells have been given the prospect names of Balderbrå and Gullstjerne, respectively.The geographical coordinates for 6604/5-2 S are:66° 36′ 33.482″ North04° 35′ 34.304″ EastWater depth at the site is 1241 metres.The geographical coordinates for 6604/6-1 are:66° 36′ 15.3485″ North04° 53′ 56.3433″ EastWater depth at the site is 1161 metres.Drilling is scheduled to start in December 2019 and is expected to last for at least 44 days for well 6604/5-2 S and at least 51 days for well 6604/6-1.The wells are to be drilled using the Scarabeo 8 mobile drilling facility.This is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Moss CS50 MKII type, operated by Saipem Norge. It was built in Russia and Italy and put into service in 2012. The facility is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Bahamas.Scarabeo 8 was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in May 2012. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Taiwan Navy Plans to Buy 8 New Submarines

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Taiwan Navy Plans to Buy 8 New Submarines Taiwan Navy Plans to Buy 8 New Submarines View post tag: plans February 23, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: buy View post tag: £8 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: New View post tag: Submarines Taiwan Navy plans to ask national government to sponsor procurement of 8 new submarines within the next two months, reports Agence France-Presse referring to United Daily News.Reportedly, three countries offered Taiwan submarines; however, it is not disclosed what states want to deliver them. As an option, Taiwan was offered assistance in submarine construction or delivery of several German-made subs.In Apr 2001, the US planned to sell 8 conventional submarines to Taiwan, although the contract has not been signed so far. According to Taipei Times, the contract cost $12 bln.Most likely, Taiwan Navy figures on diesel electric submarines displacing 1,000-1,500 tons, writes Taipei Times. It is not reported what sum Taiwanese government is able to allocate.As was earlier reported, Taiwan Navy purchased 440 American-made acoustic buoys with the view to track Chinese submarines.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 23, 2012; Image: ssbn View post tag: Taiwan Industry news Share this articlelast_img read more

An Ideal Husband

first_imgTake one perennial play of the English tradition, stage it in the beautiful surroundings of the oldest college in Oxford, and watch the magic unfold. Nothing could be more of a sure-fire success than Univ Players’ garden production of An Ideal Husband, a feast of witty repartee and biting social comment set in the dizzy heights of upper-class London. It is beautifully presented, with careful attention to detail and a dazzling array of period costumes, and enthusiastically performed by a cast made up of Univ students. Directors Zeynep Kayacan and Naomi Wilkinson have shunned modernisation in favour of a completely traditional approach, down to the gloves, hats, canes and classical music. The ladies are all elegant distaste and archly-raised eyebrows, while they allow themselves to be escorted by the gentlemen to supper. The ensemble acting is polished and almost fautless. Nanw Rowlands is wonderful as a “frightfully plummy” Mabel and Jamie Rann turns in a first-rate performance as Viscount Goring, while Lady Markby is played with a fabulously aristocratic tone by the hilarious Heather Oliver. The whole atmosphere is one of propriety and etiquette, under which the sordid matters of power and money bubble. Wilde takes care to remind the audience that scandal is both the requirement and the destruction of the whole social structure. As Mrs Cheveley (Rachel Clements) points out, “it is the game of life as we all have to play it.” This energetic production is packed with laughs, and stands as unquestionable proof that the Univ Players are a force to be reckoned with in the world of Oxford drama.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

Matt’s Stats

first_imgNew OURFC Captain Varsity substitute Peter Clarke has been selected as the new rugby captain, following the retirement of Joe Roff. The surprise appointment marks a turn of fortune for the 25 year-old flanker, whose Oxford career has been blighted by injury to date. The former Loughborough student, who previously captained the Leicester Tigers Academy, has already set his sights on Twickenham victory: ‘It’s a tremendous honour to captain this club, but I won’t be patting myself on the back. I am ambitious and want to be in the best place I can to help win the Varsity Match; I know I’m a quality player and I have got confidence in myself.’ Pub sports special Exeter 1 were the eventual winners of Division 1 of the College Pool league having amassed 56 points. However Matt has noted that had the league been played on a ‘Frames for’ basis, then they would have been pipped at the post by Merton 1. Incredible! In Division 1 of the Oxford University Table Football League, Merton I currently sit top of the table, with a comfortable lead. If one looks at the stats for Michaelmas, Matt notes for all those anoraks out there, that the most common score in the league was 0-12 which seems suprising as it suggests that the players play better away from home, on new turf (or table). However if one takes the league as a whole Matt sees that apart from 20% of matches being walkovers mainly thanks to Division 3b, the score was most commonly 6-6 or 7-5.by Matt Goldlast_img read more

Flow motion

first_imgThis type of hiatus on the roads (see picture box-out, right) was repeated all over the country in the last two weeks of 2010, with delivery vehicles commonly delayed or incapacitated because of snow. Anything that delays food transport vehicles has a knock-on effect down the chain. Bakeries do not get the supplies they need; shops do not get the products they want; the public are left with gaps in their larders.Snow is the pariah in an age when the Holy Grail is to distribute bakery products and ingredients more quickly, efficiently, cost-effectively and sustainably than ever before. Chris Sturman, chief executive of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF), says journeys took much longer in the recent freeze. But speed and reliability are particularly important in bakery where orders will often be made today for the same- or next-day delivery. “If you then have journeys that take 12 hours instead of six, the vehicle is not available to do another job, so you get a slowdown of the whole supply chain,” says Sturman.Volumes for delivery also increased over the period because customers ordered on a contingency basis during the freeze. This required more vehicles on the road. “The main issue is satisfying the consumer, having enough of the product on the shelf when the consumer wants to buy it and in the condition that we all aspire to,” adds Sturman.Norbert Dentressangle prioritised during the freeze, but director Dan Myers admits “everyone struggled”. He says: “At the moment everyone has been block-booking over the weekend. We are not performing as well as we would like, but compared to other people, we’re doing very well, I would say.”Allied Bakeries, which has 850 vehicles, 180 trailers, travels more than 621,000 miles a week and manages 10,000 deliveries a day, has got the distribution process down to a fine art, delivering direct daily from 19 depots and bakery locations. It makes a delivery for every 11 miles of vehicle movement, so it can get the freshest possible products into store as quickly as possible. Paul Longley, logistics director, says: “It is quite possible products will arrive into the customer that have been baked in the last six hours.”The company has tried to make its bakery sites more self-sufficient and it produces a wider range across more of its bakeries, which has reduced the amount of goods it shifts between sites, slashing mileage. The company believes it performs better than anyone else on order fulfilment on what it calls a “direct-to-store” basis. It says its order fulfilment averaged 99.63% last year and claims not to have fallen below 99.5% in the last three years on an annualised basis. Speed and efficiency are crucial for bread which has a typical shelf-life of less than four days. “If a customer orders 10,000 loaves we make sure we get that to them,” says Longley,Reduction in carbon footfallAllied claims it has reduced carbon footprint by 28% over the last six years. Drivers are trained to understand how the way they drive affects fuel efficiency and, therefore, emissions levels, working on simulators.The company also bought 25 “tear-drop” vehicles in 2009 to test, and a further 78 in 2010 at a cost of £4m. With a tear-drop vehicle the front of the trailer at the back of the vehicle is designed in a slope to improve its aerodynamic capabilities.Allied also went from Euro 3 to Euro 5 diesel engines with EEV (energy-efficient vehicles) technology and, two years ago, it moved to automated gearboxes to effectively offset individual drivers’ driving techniques. It has piloted zero-emission electric trucks with Modec and Smith. “We are waiting to see how that technology develops, because it doesn’t typically have the reach we need at the moment,” says Longley, adding that there are issues around battery technology, but that he is keen to keep pursuing opportunities through different technology ideas.The group has also been doing work with Mercedes Benz, using the vehicle manufacturer’s fleet-board system and its in-cab technology to measure driving technique. All vehicles have onboard telematics or tele-metry, which enable Allied to monitor how its drivers perform. An onboard proof-of-delivery system is remotely accessible and customer order information can be sent to a vehicle after it has left. But, as Longley says: “You can have all the gizmos in the world and spend a fortune on it, but unless you have your people committed to delivering it, you have no chance.”For the next three to five years, Allied is committed to driving the sustainability agenda and is looking to see whether it can improve the service to stores. “We are looking at unwrapping and unravelling shopper behaviour in better matching our supply chain to meet shopper requirements in-store to further improve the freshness offering.”IT plays a key role in modern logistics. North-west family-owned firm Roberts Bakery uses Paragon Software Systems’ advanced delivery routing software, which automates and optimises route planning and scheduling. Planning time has been slashed as a result, says the firm.Dutch company, pcdata, introduced its Distrib bakery despatch management system some 20 years ago. With over 400 installations completed worldwide, including Warburtons and 17 of the British Bakeries sites in the UK, it claims to have refined its solutions and reduced the cost of installation to the point where even the smallest multi-product bakery can pay for the system cost in less than a year.Warehouse trackingMeanwhile, Merit Solutions, which manages process efficiencies in the baking industry, launched its SOM Despatch-Packing Module last summer [2010], which is designed to eliminate human error in the warehouse by tracking every item loaded onto vans. It also cross-checks them against the orders that need to be filled.Norbert Dentressangle, which specialises in frozen product to the likes of Bakehouse, Speedibake and Delifrance, is one of those to have introduced technology to monitor and report fuel usage of its 8,000 vehicles. Myers says: “In-cab technology is becoming more prevalent, as are education and management of driver style, and technology that gives customers real-time visibility of where vehicles are.”He says technology will continue to be important as greater demands are placed on the industry to shorten lead times. “We’ve invested heavily in real-time trailer temperature monitoring; this is key with bread, which does not hold temperature very well.”The company has also been investing in voice recognition technology. Drivers wear headsets that direct them to the correct location, asks them to confirm they are there, instructs them how many items to pick and asks them to confirm the correct number. When they answer everything correctly, they are allowed to move on to their next pick.”We’ve had it in a couple of our sites for about two years and we are rolling it out. It’s a system that can talk to you in any language and you can have a man’s or a woman’s voice or even Sean Connery,” Myers says.last_img read more

Guidance: Testing to release for international travel: minimum standards for testing

first_imgThis guidance is for private providers of ‘Test to Release for international travel’.From 15 December, international arrivals will be able to opt in to ‘Test to Release’. By law, all tests used for the purpose of shortening the self-isolation period for international arrivals must meet certain minimum standards.Providers must also complete a declaration that their tests meet these standards.last_img

Camping World Truck  entry list for Michigan

first_imgMORE: WATCH: Tony Stewart breaks right leg WATCH: Preview Show: Watkins Glen Camping World Truck Series entry list for Michigan National Guard 200center_img WATCH: This week’s Fantasy Showdown WATCH: What Drives the 5?last_img

Phish Delivers Standout “Piper,” Honors Lynyrd Skynyrd In Jacksonville Debut

first_imgAfter opening their fall tour with two nights in Charleston, SC, shows that were filled with music from their recently-released album Big Boat, Phish continued their tour tonight with a classic-filled performance in Jacksonville, FL. While the Friday night tour opener brought some great jams, Saturday night’s performance was something of a hot-and-cold affair. Nevertheless, with a majority of their Big Boat songs already on the table (only “Running Out Of Time” has yet to be played), Phish made their way to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL for their first-ever performance in the city. The band mostly stuck to their classic material, treating fans to a standout Sunday show with many highlights throughout.Trey Anastasio opened the show with the winding riff of “Kill Devil Falls,” instantly reaching the crowd with some rock-influenced jamming. From there, the band broke into “The Moma Dance,” letting loose with a funk-infused dance party. Between “KDF” and “Moma,” the energy was riding high to start the night, and that trend only continued with “Back On The Train.” The band was locked and loaded, with Page McConnell getting a real workout on the clavinet through “Moma” and “Back On The Train.”Watch LivePhish’s official “Kill Devil Falls” video below.After the tight playing of “Back On The Train,” the funk fest continued with “Undermind.” The song featured an energetic and fun solo from Page on the organs, before Trey dropped into a echoing melody of his own. Phish closed out the song, before letting Mike Gordon take the lead vocals on the bluegrass-influenced “Nellie Kane.” The quick number ushered in a great rendition of “Stash”; though Trey flubbed a couple parts of the composed segments, the song’s jam portions were among the best.The set continued with the new Big Boat song “Petrichor,” a piece originally composed by Trey for an orchestra and recently adapted into the Phish canon. As the band continues to include the song in their setlists, fans continue to grow more comfortable and even, dare I say, excited for this ornate composition. With the song now played in two of the first three shows, it’s safe to say that “Petrichor” is here to stay on fall tour.Having successfully navigated their new song, Phish dove into an old classic called “Mike’s Song.” The “Mike’s” was energetic but short-lived, quickly slipping into another classic, “Bouncing Around The Room.” Fans sang along with the poppy upbeat number, and the set closed out with a great rocking version of “Weekapaug Groove.” With such a fun first set, there was no problem sharin’ in the groove.After the break, Phish cracked into the second half of their show with a rendition of Talking Heads’ “Crosseyed and Painless.” The version stayed tight and funky for the first ten minutes or so, led by Jon Fishman’s tried and true rhythm. before descending into darker territories.Watch LivePhish’s official video for “Crosseyed and Painless” below.As the jam waded into the ether, Trey hit the opening notes of “Steam.” It was Trey again who led the lingering funky “Steam” jam into the next song, “Piper.” The “Piper” jam was a bright one, with Page’s piano rolls feeding perfectly off of Trey’s soaring melodies. “Piper” was easily one of the most patient jams of the night, letting the tension build while Page laid down some synth lines. The band would reprise the “Crosseyed and Painless” refrain of “still waiting…” before rocking out to close the jam in style. Without a doubt, “Piper” was a true highlight of the night.Interestingly, it’s worth mentioning that these three songs were identical to those played during the second set at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on 9/4/16. The setlist diverged, however, as Phish kept their Jacksonville set going with “Wingsuit.” The cool-down moment built into a whirling crescendo, and the song’s high-energy jam led into two upbeat numbers in “Sparkle” and “The Wedge.” Page then got a chance to take the lead in “Wading In The Velvet Sea,” providing the set one last slower, more emotional moment.With time for one more song, the band turned things up with a set-closing “Run Like An Antelope” that again featured “Crosseyed” teases. The out-of-control ending capped off a great set of music, but the show wasn’t over just yet! Phish returned to the stage, where Trey thanked fans for coming to their first-ever performance in Jacksonville. He then spoke about the most famous band to come out of the city, Lynyrd Skynyrd, before performing their cover of the band’s “The Ballad Of Curtis Loew.” It was “Character Zero” that would end the show, putting a rock n’ roll finish on a great night of music.Phish will take Monday off, before opening up a two night run in Nashville on October 18th. Check out the setlist below, courtesy of Phish.net, as well as a full gallery from Joey Pye of Staged Right Photography and Design.Setlist: Phish at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL – 10/16/16Set 1: Kill Devil Falls, The Moma Dance > Back on the Train, Undermind, Nellie Kane, Stash, Petrichor, Mike’s Song > Bouncing Around the Room > Weekapaug GrooveSet 2: Crosseyed and Painless > Steam > Piper > Wingsuit, Sparkle > The Wedge, Wading In The Velvet Sea > Run Like An AntelopeEncore: The Ballad of Curtis Loew > Character Zero Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Claims Responsibility For Blue Light Over New York City [Video]

first_imgOk, ok, all joking aside, the soundtrack to the clip above is pulled from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s “Undercover” set at Domefest 2015. You can watch the full set below:Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Domefest 2015 – Undercover Set[Video:superchillproduction] If you were out and about in New York City last night—or if you’ve gone anywhere near the Internet today—you’re most likely aware of the collective freak-out over the mysterious blue light that glowed above the Big Apple on Thursday evening. Many people thought we were being visited by extraterrestrials, and prepared for an alien invasion. By morning, most news outlets had reported that the teal flare was the result of a transformer explosion at a ConEdison substation in the city’s outer boroughs.However, we’re hearing some new reports that throw the cause of the blue-hued evening sky into question. According to Pigeons Playing Ping Pong vocalist Greg Ormont, “Definitely wasn’t a transformer, we just covered Eiffel 65 somewhere in Queens.”Peep the evidence below:last_img read more

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