The transformers, which measured 8.12 m x 3.2 m x 3.73 m and 7.73 m x 2.68 m x 3.73 m respectively, were shipped from the port of Rijeka to Doha onboard a liner vessel. www.expressworld.com
The crane boom measured 122 m x 15 m x 6 m and weighed 383 tonnes.Prior to signing the contract the technical teams from SBO and Blue Water Shipping, along with project carrier SAL Heavy Lift, had extensive discussions to formulate optimal stowage and securing plans for the cargo.Nikolaj Sørensen, head of projects at Blue Water Esbjerg, said the boom was loaded, lashed and secured onto the heavy lift vessel Wiebke on January 22 – just ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays.“After one month at sea, the vessel arrived safely at the port of Esbjerg, where the Crane Boom was discharged by two crawler cranes,” said Sørensen.The boom was installed aboard SBO’s offshore construction vessel, Pacific Osprey, on April 16.www.swireblueocean.comwww.bws.net/en
USA: Plans to undertake a joint procurement of high speed trainsets have been shelved by Amtrak and the Californian High Speed Rail Authority.Amtrak said on June 23 that meetings with representatives of the rolling stock supply industry had indicated that the requirements were too diverse to be met by a common design. ‘Amtrak and CHSRA concluded that obtaining a meaningful common platform would result in sub-optimal solutions, move us away from a service-proven design and create significant risks as to schedule and costs’, the operator added in a statement.Amtrak intends to press ahead ‘quickly’ with a request for proposals for the supply of 28 trainsets to augment the fleet it uses on premium Acela Express services on the Washington DC – Boston Northeast Corridor. This fleet would be tailored to operations on a legacy mixed-traffic railway with only limited scope for running at speeds higher than 200 km/h. CHSRA on the other hand is seeking high speed trainsets capable of up to 350 km/h for use on dedicated infrastructure, although its current business plan calls for some ‘blended operation’ where its trains would share infrastructure with commuter rail operators in Los Angeles and San Francisco. According to Chief Programme Manager Frank Vacca, CHSRA could issue its own request for proposals in October, covering the supply of an initial 15 trainsets by 2018-19.
Ghana’s president John Mahama has moved to quell fears that the two Guantanamo Bay prisoners allowed into the West African country pose any danger.Two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners expressed their gratitude to Ghana for allowing them into the country following their release.The two Yemenis, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby, were held at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as enemy combatants, accused of training with al-Qaida and fighting with the Taliban.They had been cleared for release in 2009, but the US would not send them to Yemen because of the instability there, prompting officials to find another country to accept them.President Mahama on Tuesday urged residents not to be fearful of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees.Mahama said that the country took in the detainees after a direct request by the U.S. government, with whom he said Ghana has been partners in every sphere. He said “no monetary consideration was made to us” to accept them.Mahama reassured the public saying “I will not take any decision that will jeopardize the safety of the nation.”
Harris Corporation has been awarded the Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) contract from the U.S. Army. The contract has a potential total value of $140 million. Harris was chosen in a competitive procurement over three other bidders. The contract includes an initial order for up to 232 MNVR radio systems for the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in the fall of 2014. The two-channel MNVR solution is based on Harris’ combat-proven Falcon III® wideband networking technology. Harris has deployed more than 45,000 Falcon III wideband radios around the world.
[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Sunday, December 10, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]MANILA – Milan Melindo won’t have a holiday break as he was set to defend his IBF light flyweight belt against WBA light flyweight titlist Ryoichi Taguchi of Japan on Dec. 31 at the Ota City Gymnasium in Japan.This will be the second time that the Cagayan de Oro native is staking the 108-pound title he won at the expense of Japanese fighter Akira Yaegashi in May, also in Japan.Melindo said he does not mind not celebrating Christmas with his family – the unification bout for the light flyweight world championship is a dream come true, he said.“I have waited for this, and finally it’s here,” Melindo said in an online interview. “I am confident as always. I love fighting in Japan, and I am excited to face their champion. I believe my training will be enough for this one.”ALA Boxing Promotions’ Michael Aldeguer said the Melindo-Taguchi bout will mean a lot for Philippine boxing, especially because Japanese fighters have been an imposing figure in the lighter weight class.“This is something big not only for ALA Promotions but for Philippine boxing,” Aldeguer said. “The Japanese boxers are dominating the boxing scene in the small weight divisions right now, and it is a great challenge for Milan to put them on notice.”Melindo, 29, will be parading an impressive 37-2-0 win-loss-draw ring record, including 13 stoppage wins. He has also won his last five matches since 2015.Taguchi, on the other hand, has a 26-2-2 win-loss-draw slate, with 12 knockout wins. This will be the third time that the 31-year-old is facing a Filipino after previously defeating Ryan Bito and Florante Condes./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Melindo fights Japanese on New Year’s Eve ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading]
Related Topics Matt Medley It was more of the same for the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, Oct. 1, as they crushed Rutgers 58-0 in their first game of Big Ten Conference play.J.T. Barrett completed 21-of-29 passes, throwing four touchdown passes and collecting 238 yards though the air. Barrett broke the school record for touchdown passes with his 58th career td pass in the second quarter, He now has 59 career touchdown passes in 27 games.Mike Weber ran for 144 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown, while Curtis Samuel gained 154 total yards on 16 touches, scoring a receiving touchdown.It was Ohio State’s third game of the season in which the opposing offense did not score a touchdown.The Buckeyes improve to 4-0 and will host Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 pm. Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.
Related TopicsAshlandBarberton FootballBarberton MagicsZane Ries Vince McKee Earlier today the 2017 NEOSI High School Football Player of the Year Zane Ries made his intent known to attend Ashland University this fall. Certainly many schools were very interested in the rising star, but only one secured the coveted QB.I reached out to Zane earlier today to get his comments on why he chose Ashland and what he hopes to achieve while there. He had this to say.“I chose Ashland because of their rich tradition, the success of the program, the coaching staff and their relationships with the players and they also have great academics. I hope to just compete early and do whatever I can to help win games for my teammates as well as get a great education!”NEOSI had the pleasure of covering Ries multiple times this season, and behalf of the entire staff we’d like to congratulate him on his choice and wish him the best of luck!
TANDADALEN, Sweden – Japanese snowboarder Mero Narita, winner of the women’s overall World Cup title for the 2004-05 season, posted a 42.4 score Friday to capture her second women’s halfpipe title of the season at a World Cup competition.Compatriot Soko Yamaoka came in fifth in the competition and was third in this season’s final standings. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES In the men’s competition, Kazuhiro Kokubo took third with a score of 38.1 to have his first podium finish. He was third in this year’s final standings. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
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