Liberian-Flagged Ships 1st to Feature ClassNK e-Certificate

first_imgThe world’s first comprehensive electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates, which will first be available to Liberian-flagged vessels, will enter operation from June 15, classification society ClassNK said.The service, ClassNK e-Certificate, is the result of a project aimed at reducing the workload on board and at shore by minimizing potential clerical errors and time-loss associated with paper burden, according to the classification society.Based on the standards stipulated in IMO’s Guidelines for the use of electronic certificates, released in April 2016, the system enables secure transmission of certificates from ship to shore and vice versa.ClassNK added that it includes an online function “to determine the validity of certificates and that they have not been falsified or tampered with.”Trials on the system were launched in October 2016 in cooperation with the Liberian Registry and shipping companies. In April 2017, the Liberian Registry confirmed that ClassNK e-Certificate met the requirements of the IMO Guidelines, and granted ClassNK authorization as the first recognized organization to issue electronic certificates to Liberian-flagged vessels on its behalf.“With the successful completion of operational trials, and authorization from the Liberian Registry, ClassNK has become the world’s first classification society to provide a comprehensive system for electronic certificates,” Tetsuya Hayashi, Director of ClassNK’s Survey Operations Division, said.“We plan to expand the availability of this innovative service to even more vessels on our register in the near future in order to meet the growing needs of the industry,” Hayashi added.last_img read more

Ugandans react to ICC’s decision to move Ongwen’s hearing to The…

first_imgThe International Criminal Court decision to move the hearing against Lord’s Resistance Army commander, Dominic Ongwen to the Hague has been met with mixed reactions.Some say the court’s decision is justified, while others feel the hearing should have taken place in Uganda.The Hague-based court argued that political tensions surrounding February’s presidential elections could have an adverse impact on the case.last_img

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports acknowledges young people as agents of change

first_img Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports acknowledges young people as agents of change by: – July 18, 2011 Share Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture Mrs. Justina Charles addressing the National Youth Council’s General Assembly on Saturday July 16th, 2011.The Honourable Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Mrs. Justina Charles at the recently concluded General Assembly of the National Youth Council encouraged the nation’s youth to be agents of change.“You as young persons are also agents of change. As agents of change you have to determine what kind of change that we want for ourselves and for our country, and that definitely will determine what happens to us or what our future will look like. Our young persons must not take this lightly because the responsibility is going to be on us to move our country forward and to ensure that our future will be brighter, because you are the ones who will be responsible to take the mantle and move this country forward.    Mrs. Charles also recognized the valuable contribution which our young people are making towards the development of our island.“In spite of what is being said we must recognize that the young people are making a very valid contribution to the development of the country. You are the focal point of development in this country. Because if we do not really invest in our young persons we know that our community our country is doomed to failure. And so you must see yourself as very important in the development of any nation” she said.The Minister, on behalf of her ministry also pledged her support to the youths and assured them that they could visit her ministry to address their concerns.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Mooney handed three-match ban

first_imgIreland all-rounder John Mooney has been suspended for three matches over comments he made on Twitter following the death of Margaret Thatcher earlier this month. Press Association “The 31-year-old was found to be in breach of clause eight of his Cricket Ireland contract which prohibits players from any public statements which it considers ‘denigrates, is derogatory, or is prejudicial to the interests of cricket; or is of a nature which brings the game of cricket or Cricket Ireland into disrepute’. “The player has accepted the Cricket Ireland decision and both he and Cricket Ireland consider the matter closed and will be making no further public comment on the issue.” Mooney, who scored the winning runs in Ireland’s historic win over England at the 2011 Cricket World Cup, apologised for his comments hours after deleting the offending post, saying he accepted they “were offensive to many”. Deutrom welcomed his apology in Tuesday’s statement but insisted Mooney, who made his first-class debut for Ireland in 2004, could not be excused from punishment. “John accepted that the tweet was offensive and inappropriate. We took into consideration the fact that he issued a fulsome and swift apology and that he is genuinely remorseful for his action,” said Deutrom. “However, given the breach of his contract and nature of the tweet, we felt it appropriate that a three-match sanction be imposed. We have also severely reprimanded John and reminded him of his duties and responsibilities as a high-profile international cricketer.” The suspension rules Mooney out of the first one-day international against Pakistan in Clontarf next month, and Leinster Lightning’s games against Northern Knights on May 6 and North West Warriors on May 14. center_img Mooney said he hoped the former British Prime Minister’s death had been “slow and painful” in a tweet posted to his followers. The comment was deleted following intervention by Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom. “John Mooney has been severely reprimanded by Cricket Ireland and handed a three-match suspension following his tweet regarding the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher,” read a statement from Cricket Ireland. last_img read more

Schwartzel trails Haas by one shot

first_img Press Association Bill Haas saw his three-stroke lead cut to one by Charl Schwartzel as the delayed second round was finally completed at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Saturday morning. McIlroy still had to get up and down for par on the 18th after bogeys on both 16 and 17. “Happy to be in on the weekend and a couple of rounds to work on things,” McIlroy told the PGA Tour website. “But I need to commit more to my shots and not guide the ball as much, I guess, just let it go.” Schwartzel, who opened with a 65, returned to complete a second round with birdies on 17 and 18 to move to eight under, one behind Haas. Kyle Stanley is alone in third at seven under after returning to the 14th and sinking a three-foot putt to make birdie. He parred the next four holes to card a 70 as he bids to add to two top-10 finishes in his last four starts. Bubba Watson had four pars to finish with a 67 and reach six under alongside Matt Kuchar. Defending champion Tiger Woods is one over after two rounds and with a lot of ground to make up. center_img Haas had completed his second round of 67 on Friday when rain brought an end to play, which left Rory McIlroy just two shots clear of the cut after shooting four under for his incomplete round following a first-day 78. McIlroy had completed 14 holes but was one of 42 players who faced an early start to finish off their second rounds. In the end the Northern Irishman survived the cut which was made at three over, one of 73 to make it into the third round – but with thunderstorms threatening there was a chance of further disruption. last_img read more

No. 9 Princeton dominates No. 13 Syracuse, 5-1, in opening round of NCAA tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 15, 2019 at 7:17 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrew Commentscenter_img STORRS, Conn. — Sarah Luby bent over first and took a hand off her stick. To her right, Claire Webb clawed toward the ground and used her arm to shield tears. The final buzzer had already sounded, and the ball rolled to a stop near the middle of the field — a final clearing attempt by the Orange left unfinished. SJ Quigley and Carolin Hoffmann slowly walked to Webb and wrapped their arms around her.With three seconds left, Luby had hit her stick as a Syracuse counterattack was knocked away. The clapping and cheering on the Syracuse bench ceased, and a season-ending loss inched closer.Each small error, each misstep, again limited offensive opportunities for the Orange. Princeton found ways to exploit Syracuse’s formation, and did. Sloppy outlet passes from the Syracuse backline didn’t help. Lack of chances in the shooting circle didn’t mitigate. From Chiara Gutsche’s first hit, a press by the Tigers befuddled Syracuse and allowed them to dominate possession.Two goals before halftime and three in the third quarter sunk the Orange (12-7, 3-3 Atlantic Coast), whose lone goal from Claire Cooke came too late to trim the deficit. In No. 13 Syracuse’s 5-1 loss to No. 9 Princeton (14-4, 7-0 Ivy) in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the formation holes that defined the Orange’s six losses — and even in some of their wins — emerged again. But this time, they’ve no games left to fix them. “I mean, if we don’t get shots, that means they’re shutting us down,” Hoffmann said. “Or that we’re not creating the shots for ourselves. I honestly can’t really say anything to it right now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt took 12 wins — three against top-5 opponents — for Syracuse to return to this spot. An NCAA tournament bid eluded the Orange last season, a tournament win since 2016 against Harvard. Bradley called the day she found out Syracuse missed the tournament last year “depressing” and one of her worst days of the year. But that was because of the program she had built over the last decade, the expectation that an NCAA tournament berth would be earned at the end of the season, wasn’t met.Twelve years ago to the day, Bradley won her first postseason game with Syracuse, a culmination of what Bradley had established after she resigned from Richmond in winter 2006. It built the foundation for a final four team in 2008 that transitioned from “playing to play to playing to win,” former SU player and manager Gloria Nantulya said. That year was a similar situation to Syracuse’s this year: a handful of returning veterans leading reliable young players.Early-season losses to Cornell and Virginia weren’t blemishes on a postseason resume, they were “learning experiences,” Bradley reiterated throughout the year. At one point, they’d find the right combination. At one point, it’d all come together: the crisp passes, the penalty corner conversions. Ideally, that’d be during the NCAA tournament.“We win 5-0, we find a way to win 7-0. If we lose 5-0, we find a way to close the gap,” Bradley said. “It’s a process of learning and growing.”But from the early minutes of Friday’s game, the Tigers found a way to capitalize where Syracuse didn’t. From film, Princeton head coach Carla Tagliente knew that the Orange relied on short passes instead of aerial lofts over the midfield. She knew that their penalty corners runners tended to veer to the left. So the Tigers pushed Clara Roth and Emma Street toward SU’s backline and looked for deflections on corner sets, and found success.That led to Princeton dominating possession early — the Orange went more than five minutes in the first quarter without a completed pass in the offensive end. Open looks and rebounds led to goalie Sarah Sinck diving across the cage and using her stick to knock away potential goals. The Tigers’ only goal of the quarter, Hannah Davey’s deflected penalty corner tally, was followed by another in the second on Roth’s coast-to-coast goal. That only escalated in the second half. Bradley said the Orange “dominated” the final 30 minutes, but just failed to convert in the shooting circle. During that time, though, Princeton scored three goals in the opening nine minutes to put the game out of reach. What started as Tornetta’s reverse hit off a penalty corner was deflected in by Ali McCarthy quickly became more set goals in the Syracuse circle.During that third quarter run, when the sun dipped behind a Connecticut building, Ange Bradley took off her sunglasses, thrust her hands in her pockets and watched as her season slipped away. To open the half, Quigley’s pass to Cooke on the right sideline was intercepted. Then, Cooke was stripped again. Bradley had spent the first half actively pacing the sidelines, screaming at SU defenders when the ball stayed in the defensive zone too long. But her tone changed. After the fifth goal, Bradley crouched on sidelines and stayed there as Marie Sommer subbed out for Stephanie Harris. Tess Queen began to circulate the ball to begin the next possession, but the 13th-year head coach didn’t move.“Their corners,” Bradley said. “They were 50% on them…It’s the difference.”Bradley remained tucked within the players for nearly a minute. Eventually, she rose and continued to pace the sideline, pointing out holes Syracuse needed to thread passes through and directing midfielders to drop back. She even tried bringing an extra midfielder up from the backline. But against the Tigers, as had happened against the Tar Heels, Cavaliers and Big Red — three of SU’s losses — nothing worked when Bradley needed it to most.“Sometimes teams might change things to get a little bit more momentum,” Tagliente said. “At that point in the game, the lead was too big to make a difference.” last_img read more

NFL playoff schedule: Dates, times, TV channels for every 2019 postseason game

first_imgThe Rams beat out the Cowboys 30-22, behind a big performance from both C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley. The duo combined for 238 yards rushing yards and the three Rams touchdowns of the game. The Saints held off the reining Super Bowl champions, the Eagles, to win 20-14. Two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore sent the Saints marching to the conference championship game. New Orleans scored 20 unanswered points after Philadelphia took a 14-0 lead in to the second quarter. The Saints will host the Rams on Sunday in the NFC title game. SPORTING NEWS BEST OF 2018Read our favorite stories from the year in sportsThe Chiefs were successful in shutting down the Colts to earn their first AFC title game appearance since 1994. The Chiefs were set on changing history from the opening kick off. Kansas City scored on their first three possessions and again before halftime, giving them a significant lead that they never lost. The Chiefs will host the AFC championship game on Sunday. The Patriots won big over the Los Angeles Chargers, 41-28, to earn a AFC title game appearance for the eighth straight season. Sony Michel carried the offense with three rushing touchdowns and 129 yards. New England finished the season 9-0 at home.If the playoffs are anything like the regular season, this year’s title games will be exciting. Both contests are rematches of two of the most excited regular season matchups. The Rams beat the Saints last season in Los Angeles 26-20, and the Saints were determined to not let that happen again. In their Week 9 meeting, the Saints handed the 8-0 Rams their first loss of the season, 45-35. Drew Brees added to his MVP candidate resume that game, passing for 346 yards and four touchdowns. Nobody could forget when the Chiefs and Patriots met in Week 6. This was a quarterback showdown on primetime that featured two fourth quarter lead changes and a 75-yard Kansas City touchdown that tied the game up with just over three minutes to play. The Patriots edged out the 43-40 win with a 28-yard game-winning field goal. Here is the updated NFL playoff bracket and schedule:  MORE: Watch the NFL playoffs live and on-demand on fuboTV (7-day free trial)(All times Eastern)NFL playoff bracket The NFL conference championship final four has been set. In the divisional round of the playoffs the Rams, Saints, Chiefs and Patriots were all victorious and are one game closer to securing a spot in Super Bowl 53.  (SN Illustration) NFL wild-card roundDateMatchupTimeTV/streamingSat., Jan. 5Colts 21, Texans 74:35 p.m.ABC/ESPNSat., Jan. 5Cowboys 24, Seahawks 228:15 p.m.Fox/fuboTVSun., Jan. 6Chargers 23, Ravens 171:05 p.m.CBS/fuboTVSun., Jan. 6Eagles 16, Bears 154:40 p.m.NBC/fuboTVNFL divisional roundDateMatchupTimeChannelSat., Jan. 12Chiefs 31, Colts 134:35 p.m.NBC/fuboTVSat., Jan. 12Rams 30, Cowboys 228:15 p.m.Fox/fuboTVSun., Jan. 13Patriots 41, Chargers 281:05 p.m.CBS/fuboTVSun., Jan. 13Saints 20, Eagles 144:40 p.m.Fox/fuboTVNFL conference championshipsDateMatchupTimeChannelSun., Jan. 20Rams 26, Saints 23 (OT)3:05 p.m.Fox/fuboTVSun., Jan. 20Patriots 37, Chiefs 31 (OT)6:40 p.m.CBS/fuboTVSuper Bowl 53DateMatchupTimeChannelSun., Feb. 3Rams vs. Patriots6:30 p.m.CBS/fuboTVlast_img read more

Naismith Award releases 15 nominees for coach of the year

first_imgThe Naismith Award on Wednesday released its 15 nominees for men’s basketball coach of the year. Among the names considered are Tennessee’s Rick Barnes, Michigan’s John Beilein and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Previous winners in Virginia’s Tony Bennett and Gonzaga’s Mark Few have also been nominated. MORE: SN’s latest March Madness projectionsAmong the 15 coaches nominated, four are from the ACC, while three are from the Big Ten. The SEC, Big 12, Big East, WCC, MAC, AAC, Mountain West and Southern Conference each have one coach represented.Naismith Award Coach of the Year nomineesCoachSchoolConferenceRick BarnesTennesseeSECChris BeardTexas TechBig 12John BeleinMichiganBig TenTony BennettVirginiaACCMark FewGonzagaWCCTom Izzo Michigan StateBig TenMike KrzyewskiDukeACCChris MackLouisvilleACCMike KrzyewskiNevadaMountain WestNate OatsBuffaloMACMatt PainterPurdueBig TenKelvin SampsonHoustonAACRoy WilliamsNorth CarolinaACCSteve WojciechowskiMarquetteBig EastMike YoungWoffordSouthernlast_img read more

Scott Sanderson, former MLB All-Star pitcher, dies at 62

first_imgScott Sanderson, a rangy right-hander who helped his hometown Cubs end an almost four-decade postseason drought during a 19-year MLB career, died Thursday in the Chicago area. He was 62.Conway Farms Golf Club, where Sanderson was a longtime member, confirmed the news (via the Chicago Tribune). A cause of death was not immediately known. We are saddened by the passing of former #Cubs pitcher Scott Sanderson and share our deepest condolences with his family and friends.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 11, 2019MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNThough only 8-5 (3.14 ERA) in 1984, Sanderson was part of a Cubs team that won the NL East, ending a 38-year playoff absence. Five years later, he went 11-9 in 23 starts as the Cubs won their second NL East title in six seasons.“Scotty was such a good guy,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who spent three seasons with Sanderson in Anaheim when Maddon was an Angels coach, told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Really thoughtful, kind — oh man, just a wonderful man.”Drafted by the Montreal Expos out of Vanderbilt in 1977, the 6-foot-5 Sanderson made his way to the majors as a 21-year-old with only 28 minor-league starts. He spent his first six seasons with Montreal before the Cubs acquired him in a three-team trade in December 1983, and he would spend the next six seasons with Chicago. From 1978-96, he was 163-143 with a 3.84 ERA in 472 appearances (407 starts) with the Expos, Cubs, Athletics, Yankees, Giants, White Sox and Angels.He made his lone All-Star appearance while with the Yankees in 1991, a season in which he finished a career best 16-10 (3.81 ERA) as part of a run of five consecutive seasons of double-digit victory totals. He made two postseason appearances — with the Expos in 1981 and the A’s in 1990, appearing in the 1990 World Series in relief as Oakland was swept by the Reds.After his retirement following the 1996 season, he worked as an agent, his most high-profile clients including Josh Beckett, Josh Hamilton and Todd Helton.last_img read more

Sumner Weekly Poll: The latest Memorial Auditorium question

first_img Loading … 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 (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 383 weeks ago I’m all for air conditioning. But it needs to be funded by something other than another tax hike. How about they have fundraisers and accept donations? It will take a while, but they’ll get there. I seem to remember there being a similar situation at the library several years ago. I used to walk by the “thermometor” that was staked in the front lawn showing their goal and what they were currently were up to. How about adding $1 to the price of all tickets, and any other fees they charge? Don’t people pay a fee to set up at the farmers market? Add a dollar.How about the booths set up during wheat fest? Add a dollar. There’s also people usually in there for Halloween during trick-or-treat down the street. Add a dollar. That way the people paying for most of it, will be those that use it the most. Report Reply 1 reply · active 382 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 382 weeks ago I’m all for services being funded by those who use them, but the Farm and Art Market is not held inside the auditorium, and participating vendors and shoppers would not benefit in any way from adding A/C to the building. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Sandy · 383 weeks ago By the time 600,000.00? worth of donations come in, the AC would be obsolete. Report Reply 1 reply · active 383 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 383 weeks ago Keep adding taxes, and so will Wellington. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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 comments What would you like to see in Memorial Auditorium’s future? An air conditioned facility that holds various regional concerts/events. An air conditioned facility, but other than that keep it status quo. Nothing more. Public funds can be put to better use than air conditioning Memorial. A wrecking ball in the middle of it with bricks falling this way and that. View Resultslast_img read more