Albatros Topside Has Landed

first_imgThe heavy-lift jack-up vessels Pacific Osprey and Innovation have transported and installed the offshore substation topside on the EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.Pacific Osprey had loaded the topside in Rotterdam. In the construction area, the Innovation lifted the topside on the monopile foundation.The Pacific Osprey will be jacked up and remain next to substation because of still outstanding coating and welding work, EnBW said.Afterwards, the jack-up vessel Seafox2 will come to commission the offshore substation.The transformer platform for the neighbouring EnBW Hohe See wind farm was already installed in the summer of 2018.EnBW Hohe See is located 95 kilometres north of Borkum and 100 kilometres northwest of Helgoland, while Albatros is being constructed in the immediate vicinity.The two wind farms will comprise 87 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines, the first of which are expected to be installed in April.The two wind farms have a combined capacity of 609MW and are scheduled to be commissioned at the end of 2019.Photos: GeoSea/EnBWlast_img read more

Lowe’s To Hire 1,000 For New Indy Call Center

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Home improvement retailer Lowe’s plans to locate a customer support center in Indianapolis, creating up to 1,000 by 2016.The North Carolina-based company announced plans to invest $20.5 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 140,000 square-foot office facility at Intech Park, 6620 Network Way, on the northwest side of Indianapolis.The facility will support stores and internet sales, delivery services and repair services for Lowe’s customers across the United States. Company officials estimate it to be operational early next year.Lowe’s, which currently employs nearly 7,000 people in Indiana, plans to begin hiring for positions for the new facility immediately. EmployIndy will offer assistance during the hiring process.Available positions will be posted this week with additional positions to follow. Applications are accepted online.last_img read more

Robert “Bob” Schaffner

first_imgRobert “Bob” John Schaffner, 66, of Moores Hill passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at his residence with family by his side.  Bob was born Saturday, March 13, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Vivian (Orme) and Herbert Schaffner.  He married Susan Adams on June 30, 1973 and she survives.  Bob served his country in the U.S. Army.  He worked for Kemira Water Solution Inc. as a truck driver.Bob is survived by his wife Susan; daughters Carie (Paul) Norris and Amy Schaffner; loving mother-in-law Joyce Adams, a.k.a. Mammoo; brothers David (Desi) Schaffner and Joe (Jenny) Schaffner; sisters Mary Schaffner, Barbara (Robert) Sizemore, Michelle (Dennis) Larkins, and Phyllis Smith; four grandchildren Kelsey Norris (Ryan) Fay, Brantley Norris, Nakia Scruggs, and Amyah Scruggs; and two great-grandchildren Mira Fay and Theo Fay.  He was preceded in death by his parents Vivian and Herbert, siblings Timothy, Patricia (Gene) Stricker, and Kathy (James) Epperson.There are no services planned at this time.  Memorials may be given in honor of Bob to the Bright Lions Club.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432- 5480.  Please reach out through our website at www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Bob for the family.last_img read more

The teams that will miss Dre Russ

first_imgANDRE Russell is one of the most successful – and sought after – T20 players in cricket. Over the last year and a half, he has played T20 cricket for seven teams and won five titles.Here are the sides that will have to do without him over the next 12 months because of his ban for violating WADA’s whereabouts rule.ISLAMABAD UNITEDAndre Russell was part of the Islamabad United team that won the first season of the Pakistan Super League in 2016. He was the tournament’s highest wicket-taker with 16 in ten games and he had an economy of eight per over.KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSRussell has been part of the KKR team since 2014 but became a key part of their first-choice XI over the last two years. In 2015, Russell scored 326 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 193 for KKR and was their highest wicket-taker with 14 and had an economy of eight per over. In 2016, Russell made 188 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 165, and was once again their highest wicket-taker – 15 wickets.JAMAICA TALLAWAHSRussell has played for Jamaica Tallawahs for four years and won two Caribbean Premier League titles with them – in 2013 and 2016. His best season was in 2016, when he made 286 runs at a strike rate of 172 and took 11 wickets at an average of 19. Russell was one of two players in the tournament to score more than 200 runs at a strike rate of more than 170.SYDNEY THUNDERRussell has played two seasons of the Big Bash League for Sydney Thunder. In 2015-16, he was an integral part of their title triumph – with 185 runs at a strike rate of 187 and 16 wickets – second most in the tournament – at an average of 19. His 2016-17 Big Bash was crippled by leg injuries though, and Russell dropped out of the tournament after five games.DHAKA DYNAMITESRussell has played three seasons for three different teams in the Bangladesh Premier League, and in 2016 he was part of the Dhaka Dynamites squad that won the tournament. He made 46 off 25 balls and had figures of 4-0-16-3 in the first Qualifier, which Dynamites won to seal their place in the final.NOTTINGHAMSHIREIn 2016, Russell played three matches for Nottinghamshire in their run to the semi-final of the T20 Blast. He took 2 for 28 and scored 41 off 25 balls against Worcestershire, 2 for 34 and 15 off 8 balls against Derbyshire, and 3 for 20 and 39 off 18 balls in the semi-final against Northamptonshire.WEST INDIESRussell has only played T20 internationals for West Indies since November 2015; he is ineligible for ODIs because he did not play the domestic 50-over competition, which is one of the WICB’s criteria for selection. In 43 T20Is for West Indies, Russell has a batting average of 14.37 and strike rate of 130, and has taken 21 wickets at 37 apiece with an economy of over nine. Though his international career stats are not as impressive as his domestic numbers, Russell played a crucial innings in the 2016 World T20 semi-final against India in Mumbai, where he made 43 off 20 balls in a successful chase of 193.West Indies went on to win their second World T20 title by beating England in the final. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Daniello home; SU future remains uncertain

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Coming off disappointing season, pressure-free Syracuse expects to climb back to winning ways Syracuse’s fast-paced style benefits from NCAA rule changes Published on January 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2center_img Mike Daniello is home in Cross River, N.Y. after suffering suffering a serious head injury.Head coach John Desko has spoken with the attack and his family, but Daniello has not returned to Syracuse and Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Mike Morrison said Daniello’s status is still uncertain.Daniello played his freshman season at Johns Hopkins last year before transferring to SU in the offseason. Mike’s older brother Chris played for the Orange from 2007-2010, making Big East Attack Player of the Year and third-team All-American his senior year.“He’s home doing much better,” Desko said. “We’re waiting to see how much better he gets because the semester is starting on Monday, so we’ll see. I’ve spoken with the family and I’ve spoken with him – I’ve spoken with his family a number of times – and wish him the best and hope for a speedy recovery there.” Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

USC gears up for championship run

first_imgAfter a near-perfect regular season, the USC men’s swim team heads into this year’s NCAA championships in Indianapolis with high expectations and an even stronger desire to improve on its past finishes.The Trojans finished in seventh place in the 2012 NCAA championships and are coming off of a third-place showing in this year’s Pac-12 championships.Finish line · USC’s No. 4 men’s swim and dive team has put in a stellar regular season, but the slate will be wiped clean in Indianapolis. – William Ehart | Daily TrojanThough finishing third in the stacked Pac-12 and earning a bid to the NCAA championships would be a satisfying accomplishment for most swim teams in the nation, USC head coach Dave Salo is not content.“USC has a long tradition of competing at the NCAA championships,” Salo said. “Our expectations are not to qualify but rather to compete for a top-five finish year-in and year-out.”This season, the Trojans might just have the right pieces in place to make a run for the title. Led by senior Alex Lendrum, the squad features 11 swimmers who, as Salo suggests, have the capability to win every freestyle event and relay this year.Along with Lendrum, USC features experienced swimmers in juniors Vladimir Morozov and Dimitri Colupaev along with sophomore Cristian Quintero, who has been especially impressive in his relay events this season.Most recently, Quintero erased a huge deficit in the 800-yard relay in the Pac-12 championships and allowed the Trojans to win that race while posting a school record-time of 6:16.88.Though the Trojan roster is smaller than most other schools competing in the NCAA championships, the talent found among the 11 swimmers might just be enough to make up for the lack of depth. One of the biggest and most decorated contributors to this pool of talent is Morozov, a bronze medalist for his native Russia in the 2012 London Olympics.“I think everyone is anticipating the performance of Vlad Morozov, who has dominated the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle throughout the year,” Salo said of his star swimmer. “Everyone wants to know just how fast he can go. The NCAA records are in reach.”Though the Trojans have one of the most dangerous squads in the nation, Salo, who also coaches the women’s swimming team, knows there are many stumbling blocks on the way to a championship.“The biggest challenge is staying healthy and balancing the energy needed to get through the intensity of the meet,” Salo said. “We can’t have any mistakes — the competition is too tough.”The women’s team realized just how costly a mistake could be last week, when a disqualification in the 400-yard freestyle relay cost the team a top-four finish in Indianapolis. The key for the men, especially with such a small roster, certainly seems to be mental focus and preparation.The Trojans, currently ranked No. 4 in the nation, will have some tough competition to contend with this weekend. Texas, Michigan and Pac-12 champion California stand between the Trojans and the top spot in the rankings, while No. 7 Stanford cannot be counted out after coming ahead of USC by an impressive 161.5 points at the Pac-12 championships.“Michigan and Cal present the biggest team challenge with the depth of their teams,” Salo said. “Each have 18 swimmers competing against our 11. That depth can be used to rest some athletes against ours that will have to race hard more often.”USC has had a history of dominance at the NCAA championships but, since 2007, this success has been elusive for the Trojans. From 2001 to 2007, the Trojans won at least one title in every NCAA championship, but no USC men’s swimmer or relay team has won any sort of title in the finals since then. And while the Trojans have won nine NCAA team titles, good for fourth in the nation, they haven’t won a team championship since 1977.“We are on the verge of regaining the national prominence our teams enjoyed in the 1970s,” Salo said. “Our expectation is to challenge for a top spot this year.”The road ahead for the Trojans in Indianapolis will not be easy by any means, but with a confident coach and energized swimmers, an NCAA title seems to be in reach. The Trojans begin their quest for the championship today, and the meet will run through Saturday. The finals events on Friday and Saturday will be streamed live online on ESPN3 beginning at 4 p.m. PST.last_img read more

Syracuse fans prepare for a season without the Carrier Dome

first_img Comments Published on July 24, 2020 at 7:24 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Mark Bradwick’s football gameday begins long before Syracuse comes running out of the Carrier Dome tunnel. He’ll often begin gathering food and supplies for tailgates as early as 6 a.m. for a 12 p.m. kickoff. While Bradwick lives in Florida most of the year, he spends his fall in a central New York summer cottage and usually stays for SU’s tailgates and football games. He, along with a group of others, founded the Fine Mess tailgate in 2006 in the parking lot just west of the Dome.But for the first time, Bradwick and thousands of other Syracuse fans won’t have the option to attend games or tailgates in the fall. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that New York state won’t allow fans at college athletics events this fall, though a senior aide later told Syracuse.com that the state could revisit the policy before the season starts. As of now, the Dome will remain empty, if the Orange are able to play at all. In-home watch parties, fake crowd noise and empty seats will become part of the gameday experience for millions of fans worldwide. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was disappointed. There’s a point where I say, ‘is it worth it to even have a season now?’” Bradwick said. “When you watch these matches and games on TV, having no fans there, it’s just not the same. It doesn’t feel the same.”Bradwick first learned of the governor’s announcement in a group chat with other SU season ticket holders. He and many other season ticket holders recognized that the decision was inevitable, and many had already arrived at the “acceptance stage” given the rising numbers of coronavirus infections across the country, he said. The Fine Mess tailgate had already been planning to dial back operations this year due to the pandemic, said Mark Cupelo, a fellow organizer and ticket holder. Instead of hosting up to 300 people — crowd sizes they’ve drawn for previous SU home games — Fine Mess organizers had hoped for a small group of core members instead. Mark Bradwick (right), one of the Fine Mess tailgate founders, lives in Florida most of the year but returns to Syracuse each fall for football games. Will Fudge | Staff PhotographerPlanning stopped for road trips and potential away tailgates, which had begun on the syracusefan.com blog page months ago. Even if other out-of-state schools allow small numbers of fans in, Bradwick said it seems unlikely that tickets would be available to any away fans. He’s still hoping that, if one of the southern schools does allow small amounts of fans in the seats, he’ll be able to snag a ticket to see the Orange in person once this year. Syracuse is currently slated to play at Wake Forest and Clemson. “I’ll be jealous if other states allow fans to come and here we are not having any,” Bradwick said.  The Fine Mess won’t be gathering officially, and Bradwick plans to close up his cottage for the summer on Labor Day. But some SU fans he talks with will substitute tailgates with watch parties at homes and barbecues in backyards, he said.  When Bradwick and Cupelo spoke with The Daily Orange in June, they were optimistic that a reduced-capacity crowd along with masks, potential temperature checks and sanitization efforts could create an environment safe enough for fans in the Carrier Dome. Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in June, before cases surged again across large portions of the United States, that Syracuse was “building various models” for reduced capacity. But even as Syracuse Athletics discussed ongoing plans, Greg Luckenbaugh was skeptical. A 1981 SU grad and recently retired seventh-grade school teacher, Luckenbaugh has been a Syracuse football and basketball season ticket holder for 15 years. He lives with his wife, Sharon, in Queensbury, a small town near Lake George. Two-and-a-half hour drives along I-90 to Syracuse each weekend for games have become commonplace for the couple, but Luckenbaugh questioned the feasibility of social distancing in the Dome long before Cuomo’s announcement. “It’s the right call,” Luckenbaugh said. “I was trying to figure out how you can get people to wear masks and socially distance at an event where you’re trying to have a good time and go crazy. It’s not like you’re watching a chess match or something.”Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that New York won’t allow fans at collegiate games or tailgates this fall, although the decision will be revisited before Syracuse’s season begins. Will Fudge | Staff PhotographerLuckenbaugh said in June that he would consider going to games if he felt there were adequate safety protocols in place and the Orange were good enough to make the risk worthwhile. But he’s since decided to watch SU games from home this year. He wants to be refunded for his football season tickets, instead of having them rolled into the 2021-22 season. He also doesn’t know how the players will be able to stay isolated from the rest of campus and keep from contracting COVID-19 this fall. “This is kind of mind-boggling when you think about the dice that we’re rolling,” Luckenbaugh said. “We’re playing games with something that isn’t a game.”While there’s still a chance that the state’s decision could be overturned prior to Syracuse’s home opener on a currently unknown date, Bradwick is looking at much more free time on Saturdays now that the tailgating is gone. He might not even watch the Syracuse games live, he said, possibly recording them on his television instead. “The spectacle of the fans at the game, and the cheering and the noise and the pageantry, and it’s going to be kind of dull to watch the games,” Bradwick said. “It’s freed up a lot of my time.“They’re not going to mean as much to me this fall.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Andy Ruiz Jr ‘agrees’ to rematch Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

first_img Source: Talk Sports The rematch fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and  Anthony Joshua is reportedly now fully agreed to take place on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.Earlier this month, the Brit’s team announced that the second fight would be in Diriyah after activating their rematch clause in the wake of AJ’s shock defeat.However, the champion quickly came out and poured cold water over this, suggesting that he still wanted the contest to take place in the US.Now though, according to The Athletic, Ruiz Jr has been guaranteed ‘millions more’ than the $8million (£6.5million) originally set out in the rematch clause, and so he has consented to Saudi Arabia.Due to the fact, the Mexican-American agreed to the rematch clause in the initial contact for the June 1 fight, Joshua’s team get to dictate when and where the fight takes place.Despite this, it’s claimed Ruiz’s team used the threat of refusing to compete in order to renegotiate.Due to the fact neither side truly wanted to take their battle to a courtroom, a new agreement was reached in principle.It’s understood that on Thursday Ruiz received a fresh bout agreement with altered terms that will see him earn a total of around $10m (£8.2m).He’s expected to confirm he is now fully on board with the Saudi Arabia rematch in the coming days.last_img read more

Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard named an All-Star starter

first_imgThe Clippers’ Fun Guy is going back to the All-Star Game.Kawhi Leonard’s first appearance as a Clipper will mark his fourth All-Star appearance overall, all of which have been as a starter. After representing the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors in previous All-Star Games, Leonard will become the seventh player in league history to appear on behalf of three franchises.The league announced Thursday that he joined Lakers teammates LeBron James and Anthony Davis as frontcourt starters representing the Western Conference. The other starters – as selected by a combination of fan, media and player voting – are Houston’s James Harden and Dallas’ Luka Doncic.The Eastern Conference will be represented by Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kemba Walker, Toronto’s Pascal Siakam and Atlanta’s Trae Young. Leonard might not have been keeping count at home, but he finished third in the Western Conference fan vote, with a total of 3,917,190 tallies, according to the NBA. George – who is averaging 23.5 points, but who missed the first 11 games because of rehab on his shoulders and has been sidelined for the past seven games with a hamstring strain – came in fourth among fans, with 1,505,691 votes.James led all Western Conference fan vote-getters with 6,275,459.Antetokounmpo got 5,902,286 fan votes, far and away the most in the Eastern Conference captain race. Like James, Antetokounmpo will captain his conference’s team for the second consecutive year after his side lost to Team LeBron last season. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Related Articles Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime center_img All-Star reserves chosen by the coaches from each conference will be announced next Thursday and the All-Star draft is set for Feb. 6, when James and Antetokounmpo will draft the starters and then the reserves. The All-Star Game will be played Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago.Last summer, Leonard further increased his profile by leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, earning recognition as the Finals MVP for the second time. Then he opted to join the Clippers this offseason as a free agent, teaming up with Paul George, who arrived in a blockbuster trade.Leonard is averaging a career-high 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5 assists this season. He’s stuck to an injury management regimen, skipping half of every set of back-to-back games and which has, in part, limited him to appearances in 34 of the Clippers’ 45 games, during which they’re 26-8.“It’s great,” Leonard said recently in regard to the fan vote, of which early results had him consistently in third place among frontcourt players. “I’m happy that I have some fans or people that like to enjoy watching me play. I thank them. I love them for voting for me.“But,” he added, “I’m not keeping track (of the voting).” Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

MLB 2019 preview: Projecting the AL East

first_imgIn 2018 the AL East provided the Word Series champion Red Sox, a second 100-win team in the Yankees, AL MVP Mookie Betts of the Red Sox and AL CY Young winner Blake Snell of the Rays.The calendar may have flipped, but it’s likely to be more of the same as storylines won’t be hard to find from this division in 2019. MLB 2019 preview: Five storylines to watch during the season Storyline to watch: Boston’s bullpen (or lack thereof)While the Yankees made it a point to enter 2019 with a stacked bullpen by signing free agents Adam Ottavino and Zack Britton, the Red Sox stood idly by.Boston has yet to make a decision on who will be its closer, and the two top candidates, Ryan Brasier and Matt Barnes, have a combined two saves in the big leagues.The Red Sox could still bring back free agent Craig Kimbrel, but Alex Cora seems content to let that staring contest drag into the season when this odd strategy could likely haunt the defending champs.MVP candidate: Aaron Judge, YankeesIt’s hard to believe, but it’s possible we haven’t seen the best version of Judge as he enters his age-27 season.Judge missed roughly nine weeks of the 2018 season with a wrist injury but has proven to be fully healthy with a tremendous spring batting well over .300, slugging north of 1.000 and cutting down his strikeouts significantly (only nine through his first 37 plate appearances).Nothing can stop @TheJudge44 this spring. #BeGreater pic.twitter.com/KKfEjGbrNs— MLB (@MLB) March 17, 2019Judge wasn’t even the best right fielder in his own division in 2018, but if he brings his spring form into 2019 he could be the first Yankees outfielder to win league MVP since Mickey Mantle in 1962.Cy Young candidate: Chris Sale, Red SoxSale is the most criminally underpaid and underappreciated pitcher in baseball — but that will all change after this season.Sale is set to make $12.5 million in 2019 before hitting free agency and will use the next six months to prove why he deserves a $20 million raise in 2020. His ERA and WHIP have both dropped in each of the last four seasons, while his K/9 (strikeouts per nine innings) reached a career-high 13.5 in 2018.Yeah.Chris Sale looks ready. pic.twitter.com/MYheJ8xxvp— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) March 16, 2019If Sale continues to only get better this will be the year he finally collects some hardware and monster payday to match.Prospect to watch: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue JaysIn a division ripe with star power, Guerrero may steal the most headlines of any player in the AL East this season.Baseball’s top prospect won’t start the season in the bigs as he nurses an oblique strain, but when he slides into the middle of Toronto’s order in May he’s expected to have an instant impact.The compact third baseman batted .402 with 14 home runs and 60 RBIs in 61 games at the Double-A level in 2018. His power and plate discipline (only 135 strikeouts in 276 minor league games) are fully expected to translate to the majors as he’s arguably the most highly anticipated prospect since Bryce Harper in 2012. Boston has a target on its back, New York has taken aim with free-agent signings and a largely healthy core, Toronto appears ready to turn the organization over to its star prospects, Tampa Bay wants to prove it belongs in the postseason and Baltimore, well, the Orioles will play 162 games.For an extended look at how things can shake out, here is your 2019 preview for the AL East. Related Newscenter_img Division prediction: Yankees win (barely)The Red Sox have won the division the last three seasons, and frankly, the Yankees seem to have had enough. New York addressed its infield depth, bullpen and starting rotation during the offseason after watching a 100-win season spoiled by Boston in the playoffs.The bullpen question looms too large for Boston to confidently put the Red Sox ahead of a Yankees team that checks every box heading into the season.If New York remains healthy and handles high expectations, it has no reason not to win the AL East. MLB 2019 preview: Five bold predictions for the upcoming seasonlast_img read more