Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners has returned to compatriot ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin with an order for ten retrofitted systems. The contract brings Optimarin’s BWT systems on-board 15 ships within Höegh’s RoRo fleet.The first 500 m3 units from the batch are slated for delivery this month, with a delivery schedule that rolls out installations through to 2023.“This is arguably the kind of contract we value most,” comments Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen. “The fact that Hoëgh Autoliners is an established global leader in its segment is one thing, but the really satisfying aspect is that they’re reordering more of our units because they know they work – day in, day out, delivering optimal, globally compliant operations for their vessels.”Andersen added that the BWT segment is still somewhat defined by teething troubles, citing an ABS survey from 2017 revealing that almost half of installed systems weren’t operating properly.“Our simple, easy to install and maintain technology is the market proven choice. This order is living proof of the faith industry leaders have in our systems and that’s immensely gratifying.”The order follows less than a month after Optimarin won one of its biggest contracts to date, for the delivery of 36 systems to Ardmore Shipping. The shipping company switched to Optimarin having experienced a number of operational issues related to ballast water treatment systems installed by an unnamed manufacturer.Optimarin said that it has now sold well over 650 systems, with more than 500 installed and operational. Of these, over 200 have been retrofits delivered in collaboration with Goltens and Zeppelin.
Batesville traveled to Muscatatuck State Park tonight to compete in the Big Blue Jennings County Cross Country Invitational.The Boys came in 2nd by just 2 points behind Jennings County 31-33 with Columbus North in 3rd with 60. Awards were given to the top 25 in the race and the Bulldogs has 5 including the meet runner up, Adam Moster (16:30). He was closely followed by teammate Ean Loichinger in 3rd place (16:32), Joshua Myers in 5th (16:52) and Benjamin Moster placing 6th (17:09). Also earning a spot in the top 25 was Daren Smith in 17th (17:54). On the Girls side, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs took home the championship trophy beating Jennings County 30-46. Madison came in 3rd with 65 points. The girls had 8 to snag the top 25 spots that received awards, with freshman Ava Hanson leading the way and getting the individual championship finishing at 20:00. Maria Lopez was the 2nd Bulldog to cross the line in 4th (21:16), closely followed by Sophie Myers (21:21) in 5th. Trysta Vierling took 9th place (21:40) with Sarah Ripperger in 11th (22:06), Carley Pride in 12th (22:21) and Katie Olsen in 16th (22:30). Finishing out the awards for the dogs was Jada Eisert who placed 23rd. Congratulations to everyone! This Weekend the Bulldogs will be traveling back up to the Indianapolis area where they will be competing at the Riverview Health Invitational in Carmel at Northview Church. Batesville Varsity Boys will compete at 9:55 and the Varsity Girls at 10:25. The JV races will follow. Good Luck Dogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Class B TRENTON — Art Malaussena came back from a first-round deficit to shoot a 73 and claim the Class A title at Bar Harbor Golf Club championships on Saturday. The victory was his third Class A title in four years.Mark Anderson, Wayne Bragdon and George Lee won the tournament’s other classifications. Below is a list of the top finishers in each class.Class A This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textClass C Art Malaussena, 151Aaron Carter, 154Steve Norwood, 156Joe Sala, 158Ben Wootten, 163 Mark Anderson, 170Peter Swanberg, 171Stetson Everett, 172Galen Alley, 172Mark Leonardi, 181 Wayne Bragdon, 185Adam White, 186Tiffy Frost, 189P.J. Davis, 193 SeniorsGeorge Lee, 172Darrell Hansen, 175Jerry Carriere, 178Fred Davis, 179Jim Freeze, 187
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 12, 2014 at 1:24 am Contact Jesse: firstname.lastname@example.org | @dougherty_jesse Eventually it had to crack.Bryant’s Kevin Massa won 4-of-5 faceoffs in the first quarter, 4-of-6 in the second then 4-of-4 in the third. The Bulldogs were offered possession after possession and when they had the ball, they made a deliberate effort to keep it for as long as they could.The Syracuse defense was set up to crumble, but didn’t – until three back-breaking goals in the final eight minutes softened an otherwise strong showing by the Orange’s back line.“Our (defense) played pretty well,” SU head coach John Desko said. “Anytime we did make a mistake, Bryant capitalized and scored on it and that’s basically how the game went.”The Bulldogs (16-4, 5-1 Northeast) beat second-seeded Syracuse (11-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) 10-9 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday night, eliminating the Orange from the NCAA tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Chris Daddio struggled at the faceoff X for most of the game and SU committed 10 first-half turnovers, its defense kept the game close. But then Bryant’s Tucker James found the net twice in three minutes and Shane Morrell’s running shot past Bobby Wardwell proved to be the winner 2:51 after it hit the back of the net.“In the first half we made a lot of mistakes on our own,” Bryant midfielder Colin Dunster said. “We knew that there were a lot of opportunities there. We just needed to calm down and get our nerves together and we knew we could explode like that.”Bryant’s offensive approach was clear as soon as a Daddio violation granted the Bulldogs the game’s first possession.Whereas the Bryant defense huddled into a zone when Syracuse attacked, the Orange’s back line had to counteract the visitors’ slow pace by extending its pressure. And when it did, the Bulldogs threw errant passes out of bounds and couldn’t get into any kind of groove.“Early in the second half, thanks to the coaches and the older kids that kind of took charge,” James said, “we slowed the game down, which worked in our favor.”When the Bulldogs eased the pace of the game and started to move the ball around the arc, they gave themselves the opportunity to hand-pick scoring opportunities.As the game clock ticked below eight minutes, Collins Gantz saw his chance. Tom Grimm gave him space to dodge and he took it, darting past the SU defender and into space on the right wing. The move forced Sean Young to step up and leave James and when he did, Gantz tapped it to his teammate who faked twice before giving the Bulldogs an 8-7 lead — a slight cushion it wouldn’t give up.What the Syracuse defense had taken away all night cost SU the fourth quarter and consequently, the game.“I think every possession seemed like three or four minutes long,” senior defender Matt Harris said. “Just a little mistake, like Coach said, they capitalized on. All the credit to them, all the credit to their coaches.” Comments Related Stories UNDERDOGS: Bryant upsets Syracuse 10-9 in NCAA tournament 1st roundBryant goalie Waldt turns in career performance, fuels 1st-round upset of Syracuse
The drama between the Jaguars and their players isn’t new, especially not this offseason. Jacksonville is reportedly shopping beleaguered running back Leonard Fournette while also trying to navigate through Ngakoue trade talks, presumably. Couple that with the Jalen Ramsey drama of last season and Tom Coughlin’s unceremonious exit, and you’ve got more than enough material for a six-part Netflix documentary. Is “Jaguar King” taken?(Side note: Maybe Khan and Ngakoue can solve their differences on an episode of the Khan-owned AEW “Dynamite?”)In all seriousness, the Ngakoue-Jaguars saga is getting pretty ugly, so hopefully all parties are happy once the divorce is finalized — whenever that day comes. Yannick Ngakoue vs. the Jaguars is entering the championship rounds.The pass-rusher who so desperately wants out of Jacksonville hasn’t made that a secret. In recent months, he has become increasingly vocal on his social media outlets, demanding that the Jaguars trade him away. Things escalated on Monday when Ngakoue called out Jaguars co-owner Tony Khan, saying he was “hiding.” The conversation got pretty heated fairly quickly. Please read the following comments in Jim Lampley’s voice:MORE: Jalen Ramsey adds to Jags’ drama-filled offseason with advice to Leonard FournetteBoth fighters move towards each other here in the closing rounds, trying to find the distance once again. Ngakoue is taunting Khan from a few feet away.@TonyKhan stop hiding moe.— Yannick Ngakoue (@YannickNgakoue) April 20, 2020Khan fights back, peppers Ngakoue with a jab:I’m not in hiding sir, I’m in isolation getting ready for the draft. I’ve been pretty active on social media in isolation, but you wouldn’t know that since you unfollowed me (again).— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 20, 2020Ngakoue brushes it off and lands a big body blow!Since your feeling might today let’s both let the world in on the truth. We been had a discussion that the chargers game was my last game. Yet you try to back door the situation without answering any of my camps calls. Smh you spoiled bra.. holding up people for no reason 🤡— Yannick Ngakoue (@YannickNgakoue) April 20, 2020But Khan still has some fight left in him, and he’s smiling! He’s smiling at Ngakoue now! Here comes a flurry of punches!It’s a new regime here sir. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the contributions you made here. That said, tweeting insults at me won’t get you traded any faster. Only good trade compensation will do that. Please redirect your efforts into a more productive outlet— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 20, 2020Ngakoue is against the ropes! He’s covering up!Just trade me . I don’t need the speech 🏁— Yannick Ngakoue (@YannickNgakoue) April 20, 2020And Khan fires back and lands with a massive right hand!Show me the compensation. I’m sure you’re really driving up the price today btw.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 20, 2020Ngakoue is down! Ngakoue is down!
Legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday would place the question of statehood for Puerto Rico in front of voters for the third time since 2012.The last two states admitted to the union were Alaska and Hawaii, and supporters of this bill said it would provide the island with the same path to statehood.There is some bipartisan support for this legislation that would put a federally-authorized referendum on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot in Puerto Rico. Approval by voters would lead to a presidential proclamation within 30 months, making Puerto Rico the 51st state.Should the island nation become our 51st state and why?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a live news conference to reveal new threats from Iran.US allies in the region are on high alert.The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatened on Tuesday to “set ablaze” places supported by the United States over the killing last week of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike ordered by President Trump, as U.S. military officials bolstered resources near the Middle East.The U.S. Air Force is deploying six B-52 bombers to the region, amid the rising threat from Iran after Soleimani’s killing, Fox News confirmed Monday. The threat was palpable Tuesday as a sea of seemingly thousands of supporters reportedly chanted “Death to Israel!” when Iran’s Hossein Salami vowed vengeance in the central square in Kerman, Soleimani’s hometown, where his remains arrived to be buried.However, tragedy struck during Soleimani’s funeral procession when a stampede erupted, killing 35 people and injuring 48 others, Iran state television reported.
An undercover police officer with the Pembroke Pines Police Department used department-issued funds to receive sexual massages while naked at three massage parlors in Broward, according to recent arrest reports. Officers arrested the four women Tuesday. In the women’s four arrest reports, the officer reported spending nearly $450.Four women are facing prostitution charges after a sting at some massage parlors in Broward County. Pembroke Pines Police arrested the women, who are all from China, this week at three different spas in Hollywood. Three of those arrested listed the spas where they work as their permanent addresses.Records show the massages were part of an operation resulting in the arrests of four women, ages 48 to 58, who are from Shanghai, China.None of the women possessed a Florida Department of Health license to practice massage therapy.
Officials in Ohio are reporting that they have arrested a 59-year-old man who intentionally drove his vehicle into a gas station pump and began making verbal threats towards witnesses.The incident occurred in Painesville, Ohio on Saturday.Investigators say surveillance video shows the suspect Michael Craig ,inside of a Buick SUV in the parking lot of the convenience store. He then suddenly took off in that vehicle and rammed it into a gas pump. The impact of the collision caused the pump to dislodge and strike a Ford pickup truck housing two adults and a child.Thankfully the occupants of the truck were uninjured and were able to escape the truck before a small fire started.Craig then continued driving and entered the roadway where he struck a moving vehicle and slammed into a chain link fence before the vehicle caught fire.When witnesses approached Craig to try and help him, Craig reportedly told them that he had a gun and that he was going to kill everyone.Moments after authorities arrived at the scene, Craig exited the burning vehicle holding a pair of pliers in his hands. When authorities realized the object in Craig’s hands was not a gun, they deployed bean bag rounds and eventually used a taser to take Craig into custody.Once in custody Craig was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for several minor burns. He has since been transferred to the Lake County Jail.
By Brian DeakyneRED BANK — In the midst of the madness around them, Rumson-Fair Haven forwards Hunter Rotchford and Brian Robinson didn’t take note at who scored the game-winning overtime goal.“I was hacking and hacking at it and eventually it went in,” Rotchford said. “Robinson said he hit it in, I said I hit it in, I really don’t know who got the better piece of it.”The goal, which was credited to Rotchford, came with 3:45 remaining in overtime to lift the second-seeded Bulldogs to their first Dowd Cup final in school history, topping Red Bank Regional, 3-2 Wednesday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Dowd Cup.RFH scored a short-handed goal in the early stages of the second period, and a goal late in the period to take a 2-1 lead over sixth-seeded Red Bank Regional, but the Bucs’ came back in the third period, sending the teams to overtime.Rotchford’s goal was the only shot registered on RBR goalie Charlie Fox, who finished with 36 saves on the game.“Charlie’s a great goalie. He never lets the first one in,” Rotchford said.Rotchford took a pass from Robinson, short-handed, and after being stopped by Fox, he slipped in his own rebound inside the right post, drawing even with the Bucs with 8:44 remaining in the second period.“Brian made a nice pass to me and I was able to finish,” Rotchford said.Gary Cali fed Robinson later in the period, who was left alone in the slot, and he lifted the puck top-shelf, giving the Bulldogs their first lead of the game.“They [Red Bank Regional] were coming off a good win against St. Rose and we knew it was going to be a tight battle,” Rumson-Fair Haven coach Chris McCafferty said. “They kept coming. They fought, they stuck with their gameplan it was a good game and well-matched.”The Bucs took the early lead when Sam Marascio blasted a power play goal past Bulldogs’ goalie Dominic Padula with 4:21 left in the first period. Joe Franco looked to squeak a puck into the net from the side, and the rebound kicked out to Marascio, who put it away.Padula stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced, but Fox faced much more pressure on the other end of the ice throughout the game.“I told Charlie that, for the past four years, it’s been nice to know that we’ve had the better goalie every single night,” Red Bank Regional head coach Tim Hall said.Josh Saboyu tied the game at two with 8:22 left in the game, grabbing possession of the loose puck in front of the net, and beating Padula to his right.“I told the boys in the locker room that tonight is who we are,” Hall said. “It’s been a challenge for us to play up to our potential. RBR has traditionally not had a hockey culture, but we are building on next year.”After a back-and-forth minute of play in overtime, Rotchford put home a net-mouth scramble after Fox appeared close to covering it.“I was told that he didn’t have a solid glove on it, and the puck was constantly loose, so it couldn’t be whistled dead, and that’s fine with me,” Hall said.Red Bank Regional converted on their opening power play, but couldn’t capitalize on their following three.The Bulldogs didn’t have a single power play for the second game in a row.Charlie Fox of RBR making one of his 36 saves against RFH in the Dowd Cup Semifinal WednesdayRotchford nearly added a second short-handed goal, on the same penalty kill, in the second period, but Fox turned away his breakaway attempt.Saboyu had a breakaway attempt of his own, six minutes into the game, but he was stopped by Padula.“Dominic has had the nickname “The Dominator” since he was 8 years old, and that’s because he makes the big saves when he has to,” McCafferty said.The Bulldogs will take on fifth-seeded Marlboro in the Dowd Cup final on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Red Bank Armory. RFH will be looking for their first ever Dowd Cup championship and Marlboro will be hoping to repeat from last year’s championship.