Next Geosolutions Wins in Mediterranean Sea

first_imgNext Geosolutions has recently been awarded three marine survey contracts from three different clients to be accomplished in direct continuation in the Mediterranean Sea.The projects will involve a full range of marine survey disciplines including onshore, nearshore and offshore activities, most of which will be undertaken by means of ROV-mounted sensors and tools.The first one, which has just been completed, encompassed multi-discipline survey tasks aimed to support a deep-water survey pipeline project, involving geophysical, environmental, archaeological and UXO survey and relocation activities.The other two missions are submarine cable route surveys providing topographical, geophysical, geotechnical and UXO survey activities in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to be accomplished by means of hull-mounted, towed and ROV-based equipment.All three projects will be undertaken primarily from the multi-purpose vessel “Ievoli Cobalt”, which is permanently fitted with Schilling ROV system operated by ROVOP . Onshore teams and nearshore spreads will complement operations locally.The three projects will keep this spread busy for the whole summer and autumn season 2019.Carlo Pinto, COO of Next Geosolutions, said: “We consider this a great achievement for various good reasons. First of all, we have acquired two new prestigious clients, which we intend to develop a very long-standing relationship with. Secondly, we are extremely proud to provide our contribution to the realisation of all the most important energy infrastructures in this part of the world. Finally, with such a project optimisation, we are guaranteeing valuable continuity to our vessel and relevant spread utilisation, which we trust to keep on enduring for many months to come.”last_img read more

St. Louis students hold toothbrush drive

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — St. Louis School’s Spanish Club recently held a school-wide toothbrush and toothpaste drive.Everything that was collected was sent to schools in Gandou, Haiti through the St. Louis Haiti Ministry.In all, the school collected over 500 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste.In addition to the collection, each grade at St. Louis sponsors a student attending school in Gandou.Only 30% of families have enough to pay for tuition.Without the support, many students would not be able to attend school.last_img read more

Speedway Motors to host third annual Racer Appreciation Day

first_imgBy Damon LeeLINCOLN, Neb. – Building on the success of previous events, Speedway Motors will host its third annual Racer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1-6 p.m.Racers from around the region are expected to swarm Speedway’s Lincoln, Neb., headquarters for this fantastic pre-season open house and sale.Speedway Motors’ Racer Appreciation Day will showcase hundreds of new and exclusive race parts featured in unique displays. It will provide racers with a fantastic opportunity to try on new safety gear and take advantage of free shock and torsion bar dyno services. Special pricing will be available on all parts counter purchases.This year Speedway will be giving racers an inside look into its state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing center, as well as the all new Speedway Racing Engines facility.“Speedway is very excited for this opportunity to give our local race customers a first look at our brand new engine facility,” said Clay Smith, president of Speedway Motors. “As we prepare for the upcoming race season, this Racer Appreciation Day is the perfect time to get feedback on this new endeavor as well as show how much local customer support has meant to us for the past 63 years.”Seasoned Speedway tech experts will be on site to share their knowledge and answer questions. Tours of Speedway’s massive warehouse will be available and the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed will be open with free admission throughout the event.Guests can also expect free food and refreshments, plus many chances to win great raffle prizes and other giveaways.For details on the 2015 Speedway Motors Racer Appreciation Day and directions to Speedway’s campus, visit www.Speedwaymotors.com/RacerAppreciation.dlp.Speedway Motors is America’s Oldest Speed Shop® and has made racing safe, fun and affordable for 63 years. Call today toll free at 800 979-0122 for more information or to pre-order discounted parts for quick and easy pick-up at the event.last_img read more

Dirtfest rained out at Salina

first_imgSALINA, Kan. – Citing a week of torrential rains and no drying opportunities, officials at the Salina Speedway have canceled this weekend’s DirtFest special.With no other options on race weekends before area tracks begin their seasons, the event will not be re-scheduled.last_img

Syracuse defense prepares to face lethal, unpredictable Albany attack, top scorer Lyle Thompson

first_img Published on April 1, 2015 at 9:54 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ John Desko compared it to spaghetti.Backed by reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Lyle Thompson and current top-five goal scorers Seth Oakes and Connor Fields, Albany’s offense is as solid as any in the country.But it’s the Great Danes’ unique offensive approach that drew the Italian food comparison from Syracuse’s head coach.“It’s all over the place,” Desko said. “There’s no set pattern to it, it’s all random, so it’s hard to prepare when you don’t know what they’re going to do.”Orange defender Jay McDermott called it one of his defense’s toughest tests of the season coming up as No. 2 Syracuse (7-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) prepares to take on Albany (7-1, 3-0 America East) in the Carrier Dome on Thursday at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGoing up against the highest-scoring offense in the country, the SU defensive trio of Brandon Mullins, Sean Young and McDermott already has their tentative assignments. Young and McDermott will match up with Fields and Oakes respectively, while Mullins will be keeping tabs on Thompson.After spending Sunday and Monday watching film, SU players are keen on Albany’s offense and its freeform structure. There’s no patented way to counteract the Great Danes, and it may work to the Orange’s benefit.“That could just let us play well,” Mullins said. “We don’t necessarily have to focus on some sort of play that they’re going to run.”The “controlled chaos” of Albany, as McDermott called it, is going to be quarterbacked by Thompson on the attack.Thompson dished out five assists last year in SU’s 17-16 overtime win, and leads the NCAA with 6.6 points per game. He creates a conundrum for a Syracuse’s defense that will be honing in on him and sliding early, which inevitably could allow Fields and Oakes to expose any misstep by the Orange defense.During Saturday’s loss to Notre Dame, Young and McDermott got mixed up on who was going to “coma slide,” or cut across the crease and the Notre Dame attack burned the Orange for miscommunications.Thompson is capable of doing the same and merits the attention he’ll get from Syracuse, but Desko warned that his defense needs to take precaution before vacating position.“You give (Thompson) too much attention, you double-team him all the time, he’s got great vision so he finds open people,” Desko said. “The other people offensively are very capable to dodge, create and finish themselves.”Twenty-three different players on Albany have registered a goal this year, compared to the Orange’s 18. Desko said the Great Danes will often bunch up four to five different players in front of the net and set a series of picks in a short span of time.In a 25-0 drubbing of Massachusetts Lowell last week, several Albany goals were scored from outside shooters with four to five other attacks actually standing closer to the crease than the shooter.“There’s lots of movements and little structure,” McDermott said. “The guys on their offense know what they’re doing, but it seems chaotic to opposing teams.”Syracuse appears to be at a disadvantage on paper given that this is the first week all season with less than six days between games.The weekly preparation cycle was expedited, and Desko was adamant about the challenge of facing something “different” in a shorter timespan. The Orange, however, is prepared to see an offense it’s never prepared for, and is hungry to get a piece of it.Said McDermott: “Guys are going to be all over the place, different than any game we’ve played so far.” Commentslast_img read more

Keck study finds that IUDs may prevent cervical cancer

first_imgIn 2012, 270,000 women died from cervical cancer, according to the World Health Organization. Photo courtesy of USC News.Intrauterine devices, also known as IUDs, have become an increasingly popular form of birth control for women, with a 99.9 percent effectiveness rate, according to Planned Parenthood. But according to a new study released by the Keck School of Medicine of USC, they can serve another purpose — offering protections against cervical cancer.The study, a systematic review and meta-analysis, was published in Obstetrics and Gynecology on Nov. 7 and authored by various professionals, including Victoria K. Cortessis, an associate professor of clinical preventative medicine at Keck.The 16 studies included in the meta-analysis observed over 12,000 women from around the world. The study concluded that women who use an IUD have their chances of developing cervical cancer lowered by a third.“The possibility that a woman could experience some help with cancer control at the same time she is making contraception decisions could potentially be very, very impactful,” Cortessis told USC News. Data released by athenahealth, a healthcare record-providing company, revealed a 19 percent rise in IUD-related doctor’s office visits by women since 2016. Audrey Chu, a junior studying international relations and the global economy, had her first experience with an IUD when she was 21. “I was personally pretty good about taking the pill at the same time every day, but it was weird when I was taking antidepressants,” Chu told USC News. “I wanted a low-hormone or hormone-free option.”According to the American Cancer Society, the rate of women contracting cervical cancer has already decreased by over 50 percent in the last 40 years, due to early detection using the Pap test. If detected in its early stages, cervical cancer can usually be cured, according to the National Cancer Institute.Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, but can be prevented with vaccines. The World Health Organization found that in 2012, of the approximately 270,000 women who died from cervical cancer, 85 percent were from developing countries. As of 2016, 65 countries had approved HPV vaccines, but preventative vaccinations and tests are still less accessible in African and Asian countries.A contraceptive that also prevents cervical cancer may be useful in less developed countries, according to Cortessis. “A staggering number of women in the developing world are on the verge of entering the age range where the risk for cervical cancer is the highest — the 30s to the 60s,” Cortessis told USC News. “Even if the rate of cervical cancer remains steady, the actual number of women with cervical cancer is poised to explode.”It remains unclear how exactly IUDs protect against cervical cancer. It is possible that the placement of an IUD may trigger a protective reaction in the cervix, which can fight off dormant HPV infections. HPV-infected cervical cells may also be scraped off during the removal of an IUD. Laila Muderspach, another author of the study and the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Keck, said that if scientists can demonstrate that the body mounts an immune response to having an IUD placed, for example, then they could investigate whether an IUD can clear an HPV infection in a clinical trial.The Engemann Student Health Center provides several sexual and reproductive health services, including Pap smears and screenings for sexually transmitted infections.last_img read more

Lakers’ Steve Nash putting in the work to return

first_imgNash has relished the monotonous work this past decade with Celebrini, a physiotherapist who works with Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps and has served as a consultant with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and the NHL Players Association. When Mavericks owner Mark Cuban chose not to resign Nash in 2004 out of fear his chronic back issues soon would end his career, Nash performed something far more impressive than conducting an offense. He teamed up with Celebrini, whose two-a day workouts for two months each offseason helped Nash last long enough to become the NBA’s current oldest player and climb up to fourth place on the league’s all-time leaders in assists. “I’m extremely fortunate to have a chance to work with him,” Nash said of Celebrini. “He’s got an incredible talent for recognizing balances and improper movements. He’s able to clean up your movements so that you can be as efficient athletically as possible.”Nash and Celebrini also endorsed the star guard lying on his back when he’s not in the game. “We laughed at him a little bit,” joked D’Antoni, who coached Nash through five seasons in Phoenix (2003-08). “It was kind of odd. But he’s Canadian, so that’s OK.” “He’s tried every important avenue. Rick has been a very important and integral part of what he does.”Nash didn’t consider the practice humorous. “To sit on the bench, relaxing and slouching is going to tighten up my back,” Nash said. “By lying down, my back can relax and still be in a position where I can go back in the game and not be tight.”Nash’s methodical training, however, hasn’t eliminated the nerve damage stemming from fracturing his left leg last season, an injury that sidelined him for 24 games. He later missed eight more games, including two playoff appearances, because those nerves affected his back and hamstrings. “What’s hard is when somebody doesn’t do everything he can,” D’Antoni said. “He’s doing everything he can. You hate it for him. But you appreciate what he does and for the franchise and the professionalism he has.”The process hasn’t been fun, though.“I came to L.A. with nothing but the highest of hopes and expectations. But it’s been nothing but personal disappointment,” Nash said. “At the same time, I enjoy taking on a challenge, growing and learning from it.”The explanation for Nash having such a mindset seems far more simple than any of no-look moves or nifty crossover dribbles he once perfected.Said Celebrini: “It takes a special person, doesn’t it?”Staff writer Chris Trevino contributed to this report Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s approached this the same way as he’s approached everything in his career,” Rick Celebrini said in a phone interview with this newspaper. “He has the same commitment, professionalism and dedication that got him into the league in the first place. That’s why I’d run through a wall for him.”Nash has appeared in only six games this season and averaged 6.7 points on 38.5 percent shooting and 4.8 assists. The Lakers could waive him this offseason via the stretch provision. Such a move would make Lakers pay the nearly $10 million owed to Nash through three seasons and ensure only $3 million counts against their salary cap annually. But Nash has vowed he’ll still tie up his laces.“I can’t imagine anybody going through that type of work load,” Celebrini said, “if he was considering retirement.” Nash described his trip to Vancouver during the Lakers’ recent 12-day, seven-game trip as “very tough.” Celebrini and Nash outlined in general terms the drills that ensure “postural stability.” “You have to reinforce movement that puts the least amount of stress on the body,” Celebrini said. “If (Nash’s) leg is cast out and his foot lands in an awkward position, he will have to compensate somewhere else. But he doesn’t have the strength to do that. So it’s a matter of giving him the opportunity in terms of strength and control that positions himself to produce that movement. These are skills that involve cutting, changing directions, accelerating and landing from a jump.”center_img Instead of prolonging his greatness with more dazzling passes, Steve Nash has spent most of his time lately cooped up in a training room wondering if he’ll ever dish out more assists. Nash described the past year in which he nursed persistent nerve issues in his back as “the toughest thing I’ve been through” in his 18-year NBA career. He also seems cognizant his return when the Lakers (16-31) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (23-24) tonight at Target Center won’t spark the same excitement as when he earned two league MVP awards in Phoenix or when the Lakers acquired him in a blockbuster deal two years ago. The Lakers have better chances these days competing for ping pong balls in the NBA draft lottery than a playoff berth. Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni conceded wondering if Nash ever would return. Nash also likely will sit against Cleveland on Wednesday in hopes of ensuring his body that turns 40 years old on Friday won’t break down again.As Nash traveled to Vancouver, Canada for most of last offseason and on four separate trips this season to control the nerve damage surrounding his back and hamstrings, his personal trainer noticed Nash refusing to show any nerve irritation in his attitude. last_img read more

Wellington Transfer Station and landfill to be closed: Jan. 1, 2013

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Transfer Station  and C & D Landfill will be closed January 1, 2013 due to New Year’s Day. The City of Wellington will be open regular hours on Monday, December 31, 2012, and regular schedule beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2013.The City of Wellington Recycle Center will be open normal hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Please be advised that the City of Wellington Refuse Department will be operating as follows:Monday, December 31, 2012 (Normal collection)No collection on Tuesday ~ January 1, 2013Wednesday, January 2, 2013 – City will pick up Tuesday’s routeThursday,  January 3, 2013 – City will pick up Wednesday’s routeFriday, January 4, 2013 – City will pick up Thursday’s and Friday’s routesSaturday, January 5, 2013 (Normal collection) Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick at a loss over Patriots’ continued offensive struggles vs. Texans

first_imgThe offense was again a concern for New England, with Brady completing just 24 of his 47 passes, though he did finish with three touchdowns and one interception.MORE: Tom Brady gives Patriots receivers an earful as offense lagsHaving trailed 21-3 and 28-9 before the Pats made it closer in the latter stages against Houston (8-4), Brady acknowledged the team had to get better before a huge Week 14 home game against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (8-4).”Just execution, [we’ve] got to do a better job,” Brady said of the loss. “Tough to get behind and come back. We just put ourselves in a pretty deep hole and you can’t do that on the road. We didn’t get the job done. We’re all trying to do a good job out there, and give them [Houston] credit, they played well.”We didn’t make enough plays and it just wasn’t a great game. We’re battling. We’re trying as hard as we can. Hopefully we can make enough plays and be the best we can be.  “Let’s see if we can get to a good place and put ourselves in a good position. We’ve got a tough one this week. It’s a long flight home. We’ll try to get ready and get back at it.”Watch @Patriots’s broadcast: Tom Brady Live Postgame Press Conference https://t.co/SgQ2eHnmy8— Matt Velasquez-Jäger (@Matt_InThe_805) December 2, 2019MORE: All Antonio Brown wants for Christmas is … the Patriots? Tom Brady conceded the New England Patriots are still “battling” to find their best form after going down to a 28-22 defeat against the Houston Texans.Sunday’s road loss dropped the Patriots to 10-2, just one game clear of the 9-3 Buffalo Bills in the AFC East and giving them the same record as the Baltimore Ravens in the race to be number one seed. Coach Bill Belichick was similarly unsatisfied by the Patriots’ performance, saying: “It just wasn’t good enough in any area and they were the better team. Pretty much sums it up.”We [have] all got to do a better job. We gave up 28 points. We’ve got to perform better. Got to coach better, got to play better. In the first half, it just wasn’t good enough in any phase of the game.”They [Houston] did a good job executing. Made quite a few plays on second down, scored in the red area. We couldn’t stop them in the red area. That would have helped us a lot, but we couldn’t do it.”Bill Belichick is one of a kind. pic.twitter.com/graJYVQWeD— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) December 2, 2019last_img read more

Plea deal reduces charges against ex-Waukee schools official

first_imgWAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — The former chief operating officer of the Waukee school district has resolved criminal misconduct in office allegations by pleading guilty to lesser charges.Dallas County on Friday dropped felony charges against former Waukee chief operating officer Eric Rose.Instead, Rose pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to his personal use of a district snowblower and his solicitation of district vendors to make donations to his son’s hockey team. The dismissed charges related to allegations that he directed staff to falsify time cards of a maintenance worker who ran an errand for him.Rose was granted a deferred judgment, which means the charges will be dismissed after he completes one year probation, and fined $630.His attorney, Grant Woodard, said his client is satisfied with the agreement and “looks forward to putting this all behind him.”Rose was charged in December after a state audit of the school district described a culture of questionable spending and management decisions by administrators.last_img read more