Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger from C-Job

first_imgC-Job Naval Architects revealed its concept design of an Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger (AUMD) today. The design was presented by the independent ship design and engineering company at the combined Maritime and Port Technology and Development Conference (MTEC) and international Conference on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (ICMASS) in Trondheim, Norway.The Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger (AUMD) concept design, developed by C-Job’s Research and Development department, is specifically created for maintenance in port environments.This design is sustainable as it requires significantly less power compared to a conventional dredger, said the company in its release.The AUMD is equipped with a 16MWh battery pack that provides enough power for up to 12 hours of maintenance dredging.Rolph Hijdra, Autonomous Vessels Research Lead at C-Job, said: “When we developed this exciting design, we performed a comparison study with a conventional Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger. This showed that the Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger requires 55% less propulsion power and by submersing the vessel we could reduce the suction head cutting the dredge pump power demand by 80%.”The submersion of the design also increases operability as it mitigates wave motions as she’s capable to remain submerged throughout the dredging cycle. She only needs to surface for repair, maintenance and charging her batteries, said the company.The AUMD features the same hopper volume as the traditional dredger even though the overall length of C-Job’s design has been reduced by 20%.last_img read more

Paul Pogba ‘hungry to come back’ from injury

first_img Loading… “I’m already training and touching the ball,” Pogba, who hasn’t played since December 26, told the United Podcast.“I’ve been frustrated, a long time ago. Now I’m almost there, so I’m just thinking about getting back and training fully with the team and everything.”“You think bad but I’ve never had something like this in my career, so I always take it in a good way. It makes me more hungry to come back and do well. And, yeah, it just shows me as well how much I love football.”Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted the 27-year-old could leave Old Trafford if he is unhappy at the end of the season.However, the Premier League has been put on hold indefinitely due to the spread of the deadly virus.“You have to be very patient because, well my injury, I don’t know if people really know what happened,” Pogba added.Paul Pogba ‘hungry to come back’ from injuryRead Also: Osimhen joins Mbappe, Neymar in Ligue 1 team of the season“So I had a foot injury, which came in the game against Southampton. It was early this season and so I carried this for a long time, training and trying to be playing with it. After I stopped, I found I had a fracture.“I had a cast on it, a plaster-cast, so it went very well but too well. The bone got bigger and so, when I came back again, I played those two games against Watford and Newcastle, I could feel something again.“So I had to have an operation and now here I am. I don’t feel anything and, hopefully, I’ll be back very soon.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United star Paul Pogba said he is eager to return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines when football resumes following the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement The World Cup winner has been limited to just eight appearances for United this season after battling a nagging ankle injury. Promoted Content10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesseslast_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (November 11-30)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report for Movember 11-30.Girls Basketball:  Sydney Keene-JCD and Sydney Willhite-RS.Boys Basketball:  Austin Clark-SC and Austin Halcomb-SR.ORVC Weekly Report (November 11-30)Submitted by ORVC Correspondent Travis Calvert.last_img

Ideye in line for Baggies bow

first_img James Morrison (knee) is also not available for the game at The Hawthorns, while it remains to be seen whether Gareth McAuley (calf) will be ready to feature. Along with Ideye, a host of other players signed over the summer – including Andre Wisdom, Chris Baird, Jason Davidson, Sebastien Pocognoli and former Black Cats man Craig Gardner – could be involved in what will be head coach Alan Irvine’s first competitive fixture with Albion as well. Gardner has told doubters not to judge new boss Irvine so quickly, hailing the Scot as the best coach he has worked with. Irvine’s appointment this summer as the midlands outfit’s head coach drew a negative response from some Baggies fans. It is the 56-year-old’s maiden Barclays Premier League management role, and his first job as a number one since being sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in 2011 with the club mid-table in League One. Gardner said: “The manager has come in and he’s got us going and got us firing straight away, and we’re going to take that into the season. “I think before you judge him you need to watch his training sessions, you need to be in the changing room, you need to really know him; he’s come here and been brilliant. “I’m not just saying that because he’s the manager and he picks the team, he truly has been brilliant. “His training sessions are different class, he talks really, really well in the changing room. He knows what he’s on about, he doesn’t talk for the sake of it. “He’s a top-class coach and he’s a top-class person. “It’s the same with Keith (Downing), Rob (Kelly) and Dean (Kiely) as well, they all know what they’re on about. “On the training pitch we get well-set drills and it’s proper training sessions that relate to proper games. It’s not just ‘go out there and play football’.” Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is hoping his players return to action still feeing “unbeatable” after last season’s great escape. The Black Cats preserved their top-flight status with a remarkable late run which saw them avoid relegation despite for long periods looking like certainties for the drop. Now Poyet, who has just completed his first pre-season with his squad, is hoping some of the momentum his team established remains as he looks for a much better start than predecessor Paolo Di Canio managed 12 months ago. He said: “The good time we had stopped because the season finished. “But we talk a lot about momentum and there are a few players, the players who have been there at the end of the season that finished playing with the feeling of being unbeatable, practically. “I hope that we take it into this season because it is very, very important that we start well in the Premier League. “If you do not, what happened to us last season can happen and, like I said in the beginning, I do not want to suffer again.” In a bid to avoid a repeat of last season’s struggles, Poyet and sporting director Lee Congerton have spent the summer rebuilding the squad, with Brighton winger Will Buckley becoming the seventh new recruit on Thursday. Perhaps the most eye-catching arrival to date is midfielder Jack Rodwell, who has completed a £10million move from Manchester City, where he endured two injury-plagued seasons. West Brom’s record signing Brown Ideye is in contention to make his competitive bow for the club in their Barclays Premier League opener against Sunderland on Saturday, but fellow summer recruit Joleon Lescott will miss out as he continues his recovery from a knee problem. Press Associationlast_img read more

Moody resigns from Palace role

first_imgIain Moody has resigned as sporting director of Crystal Palace as the Football Association revealed it was investigating allegations of misconduct during his time at Cardiff. A statement from Palace this morning read: “In light of the events of yesterday, sporting director Iain Moody has tendered his resignation and it has been accepted with immediate effect. “There will be no further comment from the club on this matter.” It was not immediately clear from the Palace statement whether Moody had tendered his resignation in relation to the Cardiff dossier or whether it followed the Premier League’s decision on Monday to fine Palace over a separate complaint from Cardiff. The Welsh club complained that officials at Palace had been involved in obtaining team information before the Premier League meetings between the sides in Cardiff in April. Moody denied any involvement in trying to obtain Cardiff team information when the Bluebirds’ grievance initially came to light. Mackay is now understood to be out of the running for the vacant manager’s job at Palace after the club ended their pursuit of the former Watford boss. Press Association Sport understands the dossier was filed by Cardiff to the FA more than a week ago and was not deliberately timed to affect Mackay’s candidacy at Selhurst Park. Former Norwich and Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is understood to have expressed an interest in succeeding Tony Pulis at the south London club. Palace must now turn to other targets, with former England manager Glenn Hoddle reported to have ruled himself out of a switch from QPR. Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood also looks to have distanced himself from the role, after initially being deemed second choice to Mackay. Caretaker manager Keith Millen is now expected to take charge of Saturday’s home Premier League clash with West Ham. Cardiff owner Vincent Tan sacked Mackay in December 2013, just a few months after the Scot had ended the Bluebirds’ 51-year wait for top-flight football. Two months earlier Moody had been placed on gardening leave before being subsequently dismissed. Mackay launched a £7.5million legal claim against Tan for compensation and wrongful dismissal after his sacking but suddenly dropped the claim in May and issued an apology to the Malaysian businessman. Moody followed Mackay to Cardiff from Watford following the Scot’s appointment in the summer of 2011. Moody had worked as a football writer and agent before joining the Watford press office. He later became head of football operations at the Hertfordshire club. Press Association The FA is looking at a dossier sent to it by Cardiff which alleges misconduct by Moody during his time as head of recruitment at the club. The dossier also alleges wrongdoing by the Welsh side’s former manager Malky Mackay, who had been close to becoming Palace’s new boss following the exit of Tony Pulis last week. The Daily Mail has reported that Cardiff’s dossier contains allegations of racist, sexist and homophobic text messages. last_img read more

Rotary, Steady Run to Use Garden City Marathon to Fight Polio

first_imgDisclosing that Nigeria has gone two years without any reported case of polio, Semenitari commended the media and sports journalists in particular for their enthusiasm and helping to use the sports platform as a means of fighting the scourge.The former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) stated that only a poli0-free country could look forward to producing great sportsmen and women that can bring honour and laurels to the country.She commended Steady Run Club for consistently using its platform to help fight the eradication of polio through mass mobilisation, while at the same time helping to keep people fit.According to Idisi, who himself is an ambassador for the eradication of polio, the need to create massive awareness and to finally put an end to polio gave birth to the partnership that will also help to engender mental and physical fitness.He disclosed that there would be senior and junior categories for male and female as well as the physically challenged that will battle for the various prizes at stake.With a distance of 21km spanning through Aggrey Road to Artillery Junction and back to the starting point, other side attractions include martial arts, para-soccer, aerobics, dance for fitness, kickboxing, among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As Nigeria prepares to exit the uninspiring club of nations with cases of polio, the Rotary Club International District 9141 and Steady Run Club have come together to use marathon as a way of raising further awareness to end the scourge.This came to fore at a media chat where the President of Rotary Club (Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan), Mrs Ibim Semenitari and President of Steady Run, Steady Idisi unveiled the Port Harcourt Mini Marathon scheduled for November 24, 2018, with the theme “the Final Push Against Polio.”The President of Rotary Club (Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan), Mrs Ibim Semenitari stated that sport represents one of the platforms through which mass number of people can be reached for enlightenment and collaboration towards eradicating polio.last_img read more

University to triple security efforts around campus

first_imgThe west side — in the area bounded by Vermont and Normandie avenues, student presence has grown significantly in recent years, but the university’s presence has not grown to match.Safety first · Twelve security ambassadors will be stationed west of Vermont to heighten security in an area that was not previously patrolled. – Betsy Newman | Daily Trojan Though Campus Cruiser operates in the neighborhoods west of campus and the Dept. of Public Safety patrols the streets, “yellow jacket” security ambassadors or cameras that provide an extra set of eyes in other areas near USC are noticeably absent.That’s all about to change.President C. L. Max Nikias told the Daily Trojan last week that in the coming months the university will triple its off-campus security efforts, bringing security ambassadors and cameras to the west side for the first time.“This is a major, major improvement,” Nikias said. “It’s been the university policy that we don’t want to go west of Vermont, but if our students are going over there — and I feel we can’t convince them not to — I felt it was very important to increase security.”Forty-five regular cameras will be added to the 27 already in place, and the number of locations with cameras that can capture images of vehicle license plates will jump from five to 19. Fifteen of the regular cameras and 12 of the license plate cameras will be installed in the neighborhood west of USC. All 12 of the new security ambassadors will be stationed west of campus.The university has not yet finalized a bid on the project, so final costs have not been determined, but Nikias estimated the price tag will be $3 million per year. He anticipates that the components will be in place by the start of the upcoming school year.The initiative is a product of several years of conversations with students, faculty and staff, explained Charlie Lane, associate senior vice president for Career and Protective Services, but Nikias was the catalyst for effecting change.“He challenged us to see what we could do and come up with more technology to reduce crime even further,” Lane said. “That was the genesis.”Nikias was concerned about safety in part because students were concerned. When students move off campus, most congregate north of campus, in the area between Jefferson and Adams. Many students avoid the west side, where lighting is sparse and rumors of crime are prevalent.But rumors, DPS Chief Carey Drayton said, are often just that.Though crime does occur on the west side, the numbers are not as high as students might think. According to daily DPS reports, no crime has been reported taking place west of campus this month.Drayton said it’s all about perception.“That perception is led by the fact that we have no university housing over there, so we don’t have the benefit of that university white light that we tend to put on the sides of our buildings that homeowners and renters don’t put on the side of theirs. We have the security ambassadors in other areas of the campus that we don’t have over there. We have a tram route everywhere else; we don’t have a tram route over there,” Drayton said. “So there are things that lend to that perception, but if you look at the numbers, those numbers don’t bare out that it’s so much more unsafe over there.”Drayton noted, however, that for some, the numbers don’t matter.“It doesn’t matter how many times I prove to you using numbers that it’s no more or less unsafe, if there’s one incident that you can point to, then it’s unsafe to you,” Drayton said.For Amin El Gamal, a graduate student studying acting, that one incident occurred a year ago. He was walking back to his apartment on 37th Street when three teenagers approached him and asked for money. One of the teenagers brandished a knife, another a gun, and El Gamal’s cell phone was taken.“In the scheme of muggings, it probably wasn’t that bad because I didn’t really give them anything of value except my phone which wasn’t worth anything,” he said. “But just that kind of assault — I was completely on edge. I felt really afraid.”Despite being robbed, El Gamal said he enjoys living on 36th Street, where he lives now.“The residents on the whole are really good people and it’s more quiet, and it’s a little bit more funky and has character,” El Gamal said.Rick Jones, who has lived on Budlong Avenue for 10 years, said he also enjoys living in an area with both students and other residents, and said he would welcome USC’s additional security.“I don’t have a problem with it,” he said. “It’s better for me, because I’ve got my kids, my family, my cars, my business.”Lane and Drayton said the non-USC community has been brought into the conversation as the university plans this project. Overall, they said the feedback has been positive.University officials have high hopes for the new security measures. Cameras have been successful crime deterrents at USC.  In one instance, Drayton said, the number of robberies dropped from 22 to two after five cameras were installed in a location north of USC.The security ambassadors provide students a sense of security and officials hope the combination of these strategies will continue to bring down the rate of crime not just west of campus, but all around USC.“It certainly focuses on the west side of campus, but this is an all-campus initiative,” Lane said. What do you think about the increased security efforts being put in place west of campus? I don’t like it. The school’s resources should be going to more important issues. (4%, 10 Votes) Neutral. I’ve never felt particularly safe or unsafe in that area. (6%, 17 Votes) I hate it. That area is outside of USC’s jurisdiction and there’s no need for increased security. (8%, 21 Votes) It’s alright. It will be good all around for the community. (21%, 57 Votes) I love it! That area’s always needed more security and it’s about time it’s put in place. (62%, 169 Votes) Total Voters: 274  Loading …last_img read more

Trojan Scholar Society hosts social entrepreneur Elizabeth Scharpf

first_imgGo girl · Social entrepreneur Elizabeth Scharpf shows an example of the sustainable menstrual pads she helped bring to women in Rwanda. – Beverly Pham | Daily TrojanThe founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises, an organization dedicated to creating business solutions for problems in the developing world, visited the USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab Wednesday afternoon to discuss her work in business with social impact.Elizabeth Scharpf worked for the Clinton Foundation and the World Bank before traveling to Rwanda with two students where she discovered an urgent problem. SHE’s first initiative, SHE28, focuses on developing a sustainable supply of menstrual pads for women in developing countries without relying on donations and charity.Without access to menstrual pads, Scharpf says women in developing countries are at a significant disadvantage in school and work. On average, 18 percent of women and girls in Rwanda miss 50 days of school or work per year because of a lack of menstrual protection.“I was shocked,” Scharpf said. “I worked at the crosshairs of international business for years, and I had never heard of this problem. The surprise and shock turned to outrage. The problem was being overlooked because of a taboo.”The issue was covered up in developing countries, Scharpf said, because of the sensitivity of the issue of menstruation. She said access to menstrual products will help develop women’s understanding of their own bodies. SHE developed the branding for the pads in collaboration with its customers. The logo says “go!” and is meant for working women and girls.“We talked to 500 girls and women in Rwanda,” Scharpf said. “I was fascinated. What people really wanted was information about their bodies and themselves. There was a need for advocacy. There is something like a 20 percent tax on menstrual products in Rwanda.”SHE is planning to roll out a franchise model in Rwanda that utilizes local and renewable raw materials, like banana fibers, to manufacture and distribute affordable menstrual pads through existing female social networks. Scharpf says this sustainable business model is of more use to women and the community as a whole in developing countries than a charitable approach.“We built a production site, and we’re there,” Scharpf said. “It’s been such a journey. We had to build a supply chain for banana fiber. We work with over a thousand farmers. This is the largest source of income for those farmers today.”Kyle Pham, a sophomore majoring in cognitive science and philosophy, politics and law, found Scharpf’s interactive community approach to business fascinating.“I thought it was really cool how the business model was structured to incorporate the community and ultimately impact the community. It’s really bidirectional,” Pham said. “I’m really interested in entrepreneurship and recently launched one of my own startups. Once I have more resources I would love to dive into social entrepreneurship.”The supply chain and production site make about 1,000 pads per day, and SHE is hoping to expand the program in the near future. The Harvard Business School, The New York Times and Bill Clinton, among others, have recognized SHE’s work for shaking up the status quo in the field of international development and aid. Student attendees were similarly inspired.“I think the company’s impact is really meaningful, particularly with the communities SHE has reached in Africa,” said Spencer Wix, a sophomore majoring in business administration. “It’s really exciting that SHE is planning to go global.”The event was co-sponsored by Global Brigades at Marshall, SoGal and the Trojan Scholar Society. It was moderated by Abby Fifer Mandell, the executive director of the USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab.“We are a center within the Marshall School of Business, but we serve students from all across the university,” Fifer Mandell said. “We give students opportunities to use what they learn in the classroom for good. We train our students to tackle the world’s biggest problems.”The lab will be hosting another forum in their Lunch and Learn series on Nov. 17th with the founder of Not Impossible, a company that creates tech-based solutions for vulnerable populations around the world.last_img read more

Volleyball sees freshman trio growing fast

first_imgEllen Chapman has started in all 18 games for the Badgers this season. The 6-foot-5 freshman has led the team in kills three different times and averaging 2.29 per set.[/media-credit]For the past few years, “big threes” have popped up all over sports, including the Wisconsin women’s volleyball team.The addition of freshmen Ellen Chapman, Courtney Thomas and Crystal Graff has shown tremendous potential in the early part of the 2011-12 season. Each of the three Badgers have already put up stats that will go in the record book, including a triple-double from the 6-foot Thomas.The threesome has recently helped the Badgers take down two ranked teams, No. 24 Ohio State and No. 18 Michigan, in conference play, boosting Wisconsin’s record to 11-7 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten. All three freshmen have worked their way into the starting line up by consistently leading the team in kills and assists.Graff, a Madison native, came into this season with slightly more experience than her freshmen teammates. Graff graduated early from La Follette High School and joined the Wisconsin volleyball team in January 2011.“It helped a lot. It made me more comfortable with the team on and off the court, which helps when you come into pressure situations,” Graff said. “You know that they are there for you. You know the personalities of everyone and what to expect from them.”Graff’s potential was confirmed from the start when she averaged 2.1 kills per set in her debut match and showed her versatility by scoring several times from the back row. Graff is an outside hitter, so her home is at the net, and she has been the kill leader for the Badgers in eight matches.However, her early start allowed her to become acclimated to the defensive half of the court.“I got into the role of six-rotation player, so now I am more used to doing that,” Graff said. “I’m also more used to passing in the back row. It definitely helped a lot.”Graff’s defensive abilities have not been limited to her 2.42 digs per set. She is an avid blocker for Wisconsin, recording a career-high six blocks at Michigan, three of which were solo.Thomas has also been able to showcase her ability to be a utility player as she has served as both a setter and right side hitter for the Badgers. The DeKalb, Ill., native’s most impressive display of versatility occurred when she earned her first career triple-double against Michigan State.Thomas finished the match with 16 kills, 26 assists and 15 digs, as she became the fourth Badger in history to achieve such a statistic.“I just play hard,” Thomas said. “It’s not like I come in saying, ‘I’m going to get a triple-double;’ I just go out there and play.”Thomas did not have the same privilege that Graff had of getting an early start with the Badgers. However, she has found herself in a comfortable role and has been able to easily make the transition from high school to college volleyball.“I came in kind of quiet, but my coaches have talked to me about becoming more of a leader,” Thomas said. “I have definitely changed from the beginning of the year until now.”Graff, on the other hand, admitted that she has not yet found her voice as a leader.“Maybe I am a leader by example,” Graff said. “When we play really well, I am always there for the team. I always like to be the person we can count on if we need to put a ball down. But a vocal leader, I am not quite there yet. I am still a freshman.”Chapman, another young talent out of Illinois, has proven to be a powerhouse at the net for Wisconsin this season. The 6-foot-5 freshman has led the Badgers in kills three times this season and averages 2.29 per set.Chapman and Thomas have started in all 18 matches so far, while Graff has accumulated 16 starts. Both Graff and Thomas agreed that they work well with their freshmen teammates.“It’s such a different feel because in the spring, I was the youngest one,” Graff said. “It’s cool to have people my same age playing with me now.”“I love it and I love playing with them,” Thomas said. “We have three more years together, so we will be pretty good in the future.”The three have helped Wisconsin get off to a much stronger start this year. The 3-3 Badgers were 0-6 at this point last season. With the help of its new additions, Wisconsin conquered No. 18 Michigan, which goes in the books as the Badger’s highest-ranking win since 2009.“I think we have a really great team with a lot of potential and a lot of talent,” Graff said. “We have to come together and play consistently with that. We have shown that we can stick with the best. We just have to play consistently and keep racking up the wins.”last_img read more

Zebo out as Munster team announced

first_imgThe Stormers and Western Province centre/fullback played for the Springboks on three occasions in 2012 and has made 50 Super Rugby appearances, having also represented the Lions.Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has made just two changes for tomorrow night’s Pro12 clash with Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park. The first change is seen in the half-backs with Ian Keatley coming in to partner Duncan Williams. The final change is at full back where Andrew Conway makes his first appearance of the season.Tipperary’s Dave Foley and Tommy O’Donnell have retained their places.Returning international CJ Stander is named among the replacements, as is Nenagh native Donncha Ryan. The Ireland winger and full-back sustained the injury in their win over Scarlets last weekend in the PRO12.Zebo will be joined on the sidelines by hooker Kevin O’Byrne who is out for three months with an elbow injury.Meanwhile, Jaco Taute joins the province on a four month loan basis, subject to being granted a valid work permit.last_img read more