Gallery: Oman Drydock Receives Its Largest Vessel

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sohar Drydock CompanyOman Drydock Company (ODC) has welcomed Sohar Max – the largest vessel to enter the facility since it opened in 2011 – for a specialist dry docking project.The 400,000 dwt iron ore carrier, which features a length of 360 meters and a width of 65 meters, is currently undergoing an 11-day maintenance at the drydock located in the city of Duqm, the Governate of Al Wusta.“Maintenance work on the Sohar Max is now well underway and will be completed to a tight time schedule. It involves complex repair and maintenance work. Key areas of delivery include painting, replacement of consumable parts, repairing defective parts and carrying out other works related to technological aspects,” Ahmed Al Abri, ODC Acting CEO, explained.Al Abri said the dry dock is also preparing for another project with Sohar Max sister ship, iron ore giant Liwa Max, in the coming months. Both vessels are owned by Oman Shipping Company (OSC).“In the last six years, we have formed a strong alliance with OSC which is one of the largest shipping companies in the Gulf. The Sohar Max is the latest in a series of successful projects delivered for OSC dating back to 2011 when we received the VLGC Muscat. This was followed by a collection of other OSC vessels including Manah, Saham, Mirbat, Al A’mirat and Sumail,” Al Abri said.Since 2011, the ODC received more than 460 vessels, according to Al Abri.“While initially largely focused on repair we are now very much geared up and actively seeking new build and conversion work,” he concluded.last_img read more


Boys High School Basketball Scores

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgWRBI Area High School Basketball Scores.Wednesday  (12-18)South Decatur  57     North Decatur  46Lawrenceburg  42     Taylor  41last_img


Calling all salsa chefs!

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgBatesville, In. —  The 4th Annual Batesville Bash is August 4 this year and includes a salsa contest by the Food Growers Association.Up to four contestants in three categories will compete for cash prizes and People’s Choice honors. The categories are Amateur, Restaurant/Chef and Business. There is a $20 entry fee for the Business class.The cost to sample salsa is $1 per taste and all proceeds go to Margaret Mary Health Foundation.For more information email fgaeatlocal@gmail.com or call 812-212-3210.last_img read more


Eto’o: I’m an accidental footballer

Posted On Sep 22 2020 by

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Former Barcelona and Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o has revealed how he used to hide from his parents when he played football growing up.During a career that started at Real Madrid and then took in the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Everton, Eto’o amassed three Champions League titles, three La Liga crowns, two Copa del Reys, Serie A, the Coppa Italia twice and the FIFA Club World Cup. However, life could have turned out very differently for Eto’o back in the day had he not convinced his parents to let him play football.“I lived and breathed football – but my parents were very hard on me,” the 39-year-old said via FIFA.com. “They did not accept the fact that I played football because to them football was something children played if they didn’t go to school.“I was obviously going to school and I was not a bad student, but I had a passion, which was football. I vividly remember one day I played a game in my city and I had to hide in order to go play. What I didn’t know is that my dad was with some friends in the bar in front of the field.“Everything I did that day in that game gave me my ‘pass’ to play football freely. Because my parents did not know [until that moment] that I seemed to have a natural talent for the game.“I was the hero of my neighbourhood after that game. That day, when I returned home, my father arrived a little later and said: “You are so good, I saw your match today. I’m going to talk to your mother so you can keep playing.” “That is how he gave me a pass to keep playing. I was about 12 or 13 years old. From that moment on there was no looking back.“I had the blessing of my father and you could not keep me off that football pitch. Day or night. From there, it was one or two years before I went to Europe, and my life changed forever.”Tags: Coppa ItaliaFC BarcelonaFIFA Club World CupInter MilanSamuel Eto’olast_img read more


Ellsworth Romps Hermon

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_img admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 HERMON — The Eagles continued their winning ways on Monday, romping to a 14-4 six-inning win over the Hawks.Pat Kelley drove in four runs with three singles, Brad Folmer singled twice and drove in two runs, Adam Kaspala had an RBI double and Garrett Kaspala singled twice for Ellsworth. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more


Hughes: Badgers fortunate to attend Granddaddy of Them All

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgIn a way, this will be sort of difficult to admit, but a large portion of my sports-watching career was spent struggling to consider that the idea of going to the Rose Bowl – or any BCS game that wasn’t the national championship – was as exciting of a thing as people made it out to be.And before you land on me like an anvil, note the past tense.For the longest time I couldn’t help but feel the Rose Bowl – or, again, any bowl game that was not the national championship game – was merely a consolation prize. It was like in youth soccer tournaments when everyone would be given a tournament-issued ribbon afterwards while two teams got to play for a trophy and one kept it. It was like saying, “Everybody wins! But this other team wins more! Thank you for playing!’”Those sentiments have slowly receded ever since Bret Bielema began wielding teams with flashy top-10 tags on them. As a born-and-raised Wisconsinite, I was too young to fully experience Barry Alvarez’s teams, but once Rose Bowl possibilities seemed real again with Bielema, I began to really sense a divide between Pasadena and whatever Florida and Texas had to offer (outside of the Orange Bowl).But even when I was standing in section 112 of the 97th Rose Bowl, the thought still creeped in my head – especially when Wisconsin lost – that it was just a consolation prize, anyway.I can say now, though, without reservation, that I have since exterminated that idea, and anyone else who feels what I felt should do the same.I just had to realize that college football is a game of inequality and is, therefore, not always a game about winning a championship. Due to its structure, this game is sometimes just about winning respect – or salvaging what’s left of it.Don’t take this as a validation of the nefarious BCS’s existence. It’s a crappy state of affairs for any sport to be in. It’s just that dollars and cents keep the current design in place. And it would be hard to escape the annual controversies of worthiness. Four- or eight-team playoffs would still leave teams hanging and spark whines of disrespect.And in this game where respect is real currency, playing in the Rose Bowl is the next-best thing to playing in a national championship. It is a game drooling with prestige, and if you’re a sports nerd, or nerd in general, you have to love what it offers.For starters, what a thrill it must be to play in not only college football’s oldest bowl game – the 98th edition comes this year – but to play in a stadium designated a National Historic Landmark, an ultra-rarity in the world of sports.In all of college football, there are three other stadiums with such a sticker – the Yale Bowl, Harvard Stadium and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Outside of college football, I couldn’t find any other NFL stadium that holds major sporting events.Not even Fenway Park, Wrigley Field or Lambeau Field can claim such regality as the Rose Bowl. For a stadium to remain relevant these days, it’s forced to either renovate or be wiped off the face of the earth. Soldier Field’s NFL tag was removed as a direct result of its spaceship-esque renovation, and if you thought old Yankee Stadium would have been fitting for such an honor, well, it doesn’t exist anymore.Wisconsin will play on a field that has hosted five Super Bowls and events for two summer Olympics, the 1994 FIFA World Cup (including the championship game) and the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup – also including the championship game, which the United States won.This is a field where, literally, some of the world’s best athletes have played on, and now, for the second consecutive year, the Badgers will be aligned with them.No, Wisconsin wasn’t selected by anyone to play in this game. It earned its ticket instead. Yeah, voters might not have been all too kind to the Badgers this year, but that doesn’t hide the fact that Wisconsin will still be earning some princely respect for appearing in this game against a worthy opponent in Oregon.You can’t attack the kind of history the Rose Bowl has in relation to its BCS counterparts, and they benefit more from people calling them prestigious, whereas the Rose Bowl is by its own nature.All you have to do is peer across Lake Michigan and compare what we have to what Michigan State has. The Spartans played a fine season (and admit it, you like Kirk Cousins and wouldn’t mind seeing him in the Rose Bowl), but they’ll (undeservedly) be an afterthought on Jan. 2 when they appear in the Outback Bowl.The Badgers, meanwhile, will be playing in a sumptuous scene in southern California, basking in the glow of prestige – which is really what everyone else is out to get.Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism. What are your thoughts on Rose Bowl compared to other bowl games? Speak your thoughts by emailing ehughes@badgerherald.com or tweeting @BHeraldSports or @elliothughes12.last_img read more


NCAA Board of Directors approves eligibility protection for fall athletes

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 21, 2020 at 4:10 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16center_img The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors has approved additional protections and eligibility blanket waivers for fall athletes, the NCAA announced Friday. The NCAA Division I Council recommended the change last week.Athletes who opt out, have their season cut short due to COVID-19 or appear in all games during the 2020 season will be awarded either an extension to their five-year eligibility period or an additional season of eligibility. Graduating seniors who return next fall won’t count against scholarship limits.“In this time of uncertainty, the Council members are working to create additional flexibility for college athletes whose seasons have been negatively impacted by the pandemic,” NCAA Council Chair M. Grace Calhoun said in an Aug. 12 release. Fall sport athletes now have similar options to athletes from the spring, who were given an extra year of eligibility after conferences canceled seasons and championships March 12. At Syracuse, 21 spring athletes announced their intention to use that added year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs of Friday, Cooper Dawson, a redshirt freshman and defensive lineman, was the only SU player to opt out of the fall season.“Every day things are changing in college sport, and we want to be as responsive as possible, with the best information, to help student-athletes and their families make important decisions for their future,” Calhoun said.last_img read more


5 things we learned on Champions League Matchday 2

Posted On Aug 31 2020 by

first_imgWith estranged striker Diego Costa, now an Atletico Madrid player, watching at the Wanda Metropolitano, Chelsea made a statement of intent and attracted the attention of many other sides in Europe. Monaco have traded continuous success in the Champions League.Did anyone expect Monaco to replicate last seasons semifinal appearance? Definitely not many. At least not after the sale of the club’s highest scorer in the competition last season, Kylian Mbappe; midfield enforcer Tiemou Bakayoko; and flying leftback Benjamin Mendy.Adama Diakhaby isn’t quite Mbappe, and Jorge isn’t Mendy either. There’s been a drop in quality and an even bigger drop in synergy and team strength. Last season, even with the now gone players, the team looked greater than sum of its part. This season, without quality players like Jovetic and Keita Balde – who came in as replacements – firing yet, things aren’t the same.Against Porto on Tuesday evening, they showed a significant drop in quality, losing 0-3 at Stade Louis II. But they have all that money…Related Bayern Munich may not be up there with the elite at the momentCarlo Ancelotti’s biggest challenge when he took on the Bayern Munich job last season was to offer that extra step which would propel the Bavarian giants to another Champions League title, after reaching the semifinal in their previous three seasons under Pep Guardiola.You may have forgiven him for what was a harsh, maybe unfair quarter final loss to eventual champions Real Madrid last season, but that was it. This season, they had to make a real impact. They had to challenge for the title last won in 2014.They were good value for their Matchday 1 win at home against Anderlecht. But against PSG on Wednesday, they crumbled like a pack of cards, losing 3-0 at the Parc des Princes.Bayern Munich’s 3-0 defeat to PSG was the worst they’ve suffered in the Champions League group stage during the 21st century. pic.twitter.com/LIzwgVwGDn— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 28, 2017Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery were left on the bench, and the side looked lifeless and spineless, without a leader and clearly gave nothing. From the 2nd minute when Dani Alves gave PSG the lead, there seemed to be only one destination for the points.Bayern Munich have fallen way behind he rest and no longer look like they can compete with the big European sides on big European nights like Wednesday.Carlo Ancelotti had to lose his job as a result. It’s not sure if that’s where their problem ends, but Bayern are at a stage where they need to do everything to get back with the super powers. Real Madrid are still huge favouritesAfter their unconvincing start to the domestic season, where they currently are seven points behind league leaders Barcelona, questions were rightly asked of Real Madrid’s ability to defend their league and Champions League titles.Could it be the law of diminishing returns? Well, Real Madrid allayed those fears with a commanding performance against Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday evening.In what was expected to be their biggest test of the season , at a ground they had never won before, the Champions League holders barely looked out of control as they secured their second win of the group stage with a 3-1 win.Dortmund maybe should have had an early penalty – which may have changed the game – but that was it. A victory for Real Madrid that showed that they are still a very formidable side, and massive favourites to do the unprecedented treble..@lm19official: – Sometimes in football, you don’t win even if you create a lot more opportunities than your opponent.(@JanAageFjortoft) pic.twitter.com/qu7Cjf3imz— Viaplay Fotball (@ViaplayFotball) September 26, 2017Liverpool’s attack just as sick as their defenceAlmost everywhere you hear or read about Liverpool, there’s a swift reference to their defence. From how Jurgen Klopp has chopped and changed his centre back pairing to how he’s shuffled his goalkeepers. It’s not just that, there’s also been the question of how the midfielders and attackers do not give the right protection or support to the defence.One thing that is hardly questioned is their attack – WHY? Because they have some of the most devastating attacking options, with Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and even Daniel Sturridge on the bench.So when they visited Spartak Moscow at Otkrytie Arena on Tuesday, a flurry of goals were expected. It didn’t quite turn out as expected, or not totally at least.Liverpool conceded their customary goal after 23 minutes – they’ve now conceded in all of their last six matches; if Loris Karius could have done better to save Fernando’s free kick is a debate for another day. Eight minutes later, the Reds produced a scintillating moment of attacking play, Sadio Mane and Coutinho combining for the later to score the equaliser.Then came a truck load of chances, half chances, and could-have-been chances, yet, the goal never came. Liverpool ended the match with 16 shots, but just six of those were on target.While Jurgen Klopp should worry about the obvious problems in defence, the profligacy in front of goal can’t be overlooked either“We have to be more clinical – 100%,” said Klopp“To create all those chances and only score one goal feels average. It was a crazy game. What can I say? We created, created and created. Where is the real point for criticism? We tried with all we had. The effort was great.” Antonio Conte’s Chelsea ready to rub shoulders with big boysAfter winning the Premier League title in emphatic fashion last season, the big challenge for Antonio Conte was replicating, or at least coming close to that sort of level in the Champions League.Not made any better by Antonio Conte’s record in the Champions League, were he never really impressed while in charge at Juventus. There were doubts. And when they got grouped alongside Atletico Madrid – who have been one of the most consistent sides in the competition for the last 4 seasons – and AS Roma, there were even more doubts.They may have won a few people over with their 6-0 Matchday 1 win over Qarabag. But not many. After all, it was only Qarabag, a side making their maiden Champions League group stage appearance.Matchday 2 away at Atletico Madrid provided a real test as to how ready Chelsea were. And they showed they maybe more prepared than many think to rub shoulders with the bigger sides in Europe. Despite falling to a needless penalty conceded by David Luiz, Chelsea dusted themselves up quickly, equalising through Alvaro Morata and snatching the winner through Michy Batshuayi, who scored with the last kick of the match.last_img read more


RTU coach confident of beating league drop

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgThe Pride of the North are optimistic they will continue to remain in the domestic top flight by the time it ends despite garnering a woeful five points from 20 games.Real Tamale United coach Roberto Carlos is passionately calling on fans of the club to rally behind the team in its battle to survive relegation this season.The Pride of the North are currently rooted at the foot of the Ghana Premier League log with a doleful five points and yet to win a game in the 20-week-old league.The team has a great deal of work to do in the remaining 10 matches of the league if they are to avoid the drop this season.However, their Ukrainian coach who took over the team in the second half of the season is still hopeful of pulling the Pride of the North out of relegation at the end of the term. He admitted that the side is currently going through some delicate moment both on and off pitch.“We are not going to give up until the last second of the season. Mathematically speaking we still have a very good chance of coming out of the relegation zone, however, the element of courage and consistency must be displayed in 90 minutes in our remaining matches,” the 50-year-old tactician told GBC Sports. “RTU is currently going through a very difficult period of time not only on the pitch of play but also out of the pitch of play. So I am calling on the players, management and the supporters to stay together and I am sure with the return of some of the senior players from injuries, we can maintain our premiership status come the end of the season,” Carlos noted.last_img read more


Watch Photos:Black Stars players train ahead of Germany game

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgBlack Stars players return to training ahead of Germany gamelast_img