VIDEO: Sif presents latest innovation ‘Skybox’

first_imgSif Group, producer of large tubular structures presents their latest innovation: Skybox, all the functionalities of the transition piece onto the monopile in one lift. Michel Kurstjens, CCO Sif Group: “We always try to be ahead of the pack and be a part of what is needed in offshore wind in order to have a sustainable business without subsidies.”last_img

The second for your glory concert promises to be a night of ministry rather than entertainment

first_imgFaithLifestyleLocalNews The second for your glory concert promises to be a night of ministry rather than entertainment by: – June 27, 2011 Share Photo credit: FacebookYouth on a Mission; a young group from the Community of  Loubiere, is promising patrons a night of ministry, when they host their second ‘For Your Glory’ concert on July 1st, at the Old Mill Cultural Center.The concert which is now one of the group’s annual flagship events is expected to play host to a number of talented young men and women, in an effort to raise funds for community projects undertaken by the group.Lead organizer, Mrs Beverly Leblanc says the concert promises to be a night of ministry rather than just the enjoyment of song and drama.‘This year we are going to have the second part of the ‘For Your Glory’ concert. Whatever we do as a group; Youth on a Mission; we always do it for the glory of God. Its not going to be a talent show or just a performance, it’s a night of ministry,’ says Mrs Leblanc.Member of the group, Mrs Dorcus Francis Simon says a number of well-known gospel artists and groups are expected to grace the stage on that night.‘We are going to have artists like Sernel, Brothers of Destiny, the Rhythm Dancers, the Dream Team and other gospel groups’, says Simon.Funds collected from the event will go towards critical projects spearheaded by the Youth on Mission group in collaboration with the Loubiere Village Council.‘‘Last year we were able to give a young lady a scholarship to attend secondary school, so funds will go towards the scholarship fund. We also want to teach our young people to serve; to be servants, so we will be partnering with the Loubiere Village Council to do a beautification project. We are going to paint the wall and put the six character counts and it will also assist the many other projects undertaken by the group,’ says Leblanc.Tickets for the concert cost $5 for children 11 and under and $10 for persons 12 and above, and can be purchased at CLC Bookstore in Roseau or from committee members.One of the highlights at the concert will be a testimony from a 14 year old.The event is scheduled to begin at 8pm sharp!Dominica Vibes News 35 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Video: Ronaldo uses his kids as weights during home workouts

first_img The Juventus star, 35, decided to use the youngsters as makeshift weights as he put himself through a gruelling ab workout. In a clip shared with 212million followers on Instagram, Ronaldo showed how hard it is for him to workout at home.The Juventus star tried to do some ab crunches to sculpt his six-pack, but his young twins had other ideas.Mateo and Eva Maria, who were born in 2017, held onto their dad’s head before they jumped on his lap.Ronaldo then showed off his incredible strength as he lifted Eva Maria into the air and continued with his sit-ups.Cristiano Ronaldo barely broke a sweat as he lifted his daughter Eva Maria into the airAfter missing out on the fun, Mateo joined in as Eva Maria kept herself amused in the background.His girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, commented on the clip: “The best trainers.”The Juventus star and his family are are now staying in a £3,500-a-week rented home near a quiet village.Ronaldo and Co had been staying in a stunning seven-storey apartment that overlooked the Atlantic Ocean.But he moved his nearest and dearest to the house in the country so they could have more space during lockdown.He shared a clip of himself and partner Georgina doing brutal hill sprints to his Instagram page.The two youngster were desperate for their dad’s attention as he worked outRead Also: Ronaldo shares cute family pic to wish fans Happy EasterAnd the happy family shared a cute family photo as they urged their fans to “stay home” on Easter Sunday.Ronaldo has four children including eldest son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, 10, who plays for Juventus’ youth team.Eva Maria and Mateo were born via a surrogate mother and he welcomed Alana Martina to the world with Georgina in 2017.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cristiano Ronaldo came up with an ingenious way to get his kids involved with his home workouts.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeWorld’s Most Delicious Foods9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?But Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On ScheduleBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

FL woman taken on police chase during first date

first_imgA first date for a Florida woman went terribly wrong after the guy she’d met online lead police on a high-speed chase and took her along for the ride.Flagler County sheriff’s deputies used stop sticks to disable a vehicle after the driver fled from a traffic stop around 2 a.m. on Thursday.Police approached the vehicle to find a woman in the passenger seat but the driver seat completely empty.The male suspect reportedly fled into woods nearby.On body cam footage, the woman could be heard telling authorities that the man said was that he didn’t have a license and didn’t want to go to jail before taking off.According to police, the pair had dined at an Orlando-area Denny’s and were headed back to her place when the chase ensued.Authorities were stopping the vehicle for a tag violation, and say the man was driving erratically and over the speed limit.The woman told officials she was scared and didn’t know his last name.This isn’t the first time in recent months the unidentified woman has been unlucky with men.Deputies say the same woman was the victim of a separate violent incident, last month.In the previous incident, the unidentified woman was knocked unconscious while attempting to get away from a man she was seeing.Police say the woman fled to her car before the man threw himself on her vehicle, shattered her windshield then attacked her when she got out.She was not injured in Thursday’s incident.The man from Thursday’s incident remains at large.last_img read more

NFF Congress to Suspend Giwa, Baribote, Johnson, Others for Misconduct

first_imgDalung ditches GiwaOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Extra Ordinary General Assembly (EOGA) of Nigeria football that sat in Abuja wednesday activated Article 37 (1) of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Statutes by mooting suspension for Ambassador Chris Giwa, and five others for bringing Nigeria football and the country to disrepute in clear contravention of NFF statutes and other extant football laws.This decision was contained in a communiqué issued after the meeting and signed by E.C Chukwuemeka.The other accused persons are Yahaya Adama, Muazu Suleyman, Sani Fema and Effiong Johnson. They are to appear before the congress to defend themselves.Rumson Baribote, Shehu Adamu, Ben Agary and Olajide Fashikun were found guilty by the General Assembly of aiding and abetting the gross misconduct and are to appear and defend themselves before the NFF Committee on Ethics and Fair-play. Giwa, the founder of Giwa Football Club of Jos, and others were accused of committing infractions such as illegally contracting a law firm based in South Africa in the name of the NFF and refusing to pay for the services up to a point where judgment was given against the NFF by the South Africa court.The congress determined that their action negates NFF statutes, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the West African Football Union (WAFU).The sanctions on Giwa was the tipping point of the NFF power struggle, that climaxed with last week’s order granted by a Jos High Court, annulling the election of Giwa’s main rival, Amaju Pinnick as the validly elected president of NFF.Giwa had on Tuesday insisted that he was the winner of the disputed election of August 29, 2014 and had sensationally sacked the 36 state FA chairmen and threatened to take over the NFF Glass House yesterday.However, it turned out to be an empty threat as he did not turn up at the heavily fortified football secretariat.But the biggest surprise at yesterday’s event was the most unexpected recognition accorded the General Assembly, and by extension Pinnick, by Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung.Dalung denied receiving any court order from a Jos High Court in relation to the NFF unrest.The minister, who had a brush with journalists when the latter protested against Dalung’s verbal accusation of corruption against the reporters, claimed that the only court orders concerning the NFF election were issued in 2014.“As the minister of sports and a lawyer, till date, I have not received any court orders this year. The only orders served on me, were all dated 2014. I have not seen any order dated 2016,’’ Dalung insisted.The minister noted that though association football law forbade litigations, Giwa’s decision to pursue his grievances in line with Section 41 of Nigerian law, if not regulated, would open the floodgates of confusion arising from decision of aggrieved parties to approach ordinary courts to resolve football disputes.He scorned Giwa for being in a haste to execute a ‘court order’ without giving the other party the 30-day window permitted to appeal under the Nigerian law.“You can’t go to court, get judgment and upon that judgment want to deny the other party the right to appeal. Anybody that is panicky is not a sincere person. If you have subscribed to be a member of the international football family, you have to bind by their rule on football. If you are not interested, then you go out,” Dalung said.He said that the NFF crisis has effectively discouraged corporate bodies from sponsoring football in the country as no company wanted to invest in a business that thrives in confusion.Dalung also appealed to Pinnick to narrow the gap with the opposition by bringing them to a table in the interest of Nigeria football.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Water polo rolls over opponents

first_imgAfter winning its first two games of the season, the No. 2 men’s water polo team defeated UC Santa Barbara on Saturday 14-3 in its first home game of the 2016 season and then beat both Whittier and LaVerne in the Inland Empire Classic on Sunday in LaVerne.Coming into the match against the No. 6 Gauchos, the Trojans averaged just 3 goals allowed per game with goalkeepers junior McQuin Baron and redshirt freshman Simon Wu sporting 16 total saves.Against the Gauchos, the Men of Troy were efficient on both sides of the ball. On offense, USC had two players with hat tricks as junior two-meter Lachlan Edwards and leading scorer junior drive Matteo Morelli scored three goals apiece.The Trojans then traveled to the Inland Empire Classic at the University of La Verne to take on Whittier College Poets and the host La Verne Leopards.USC made quick work of both opponents, beating Whittier 27-3 and LaVerne 26-1.Next up for the Trojans is a match against Stanford on the road Saturday.last_img read more

Sammy Fernandez struggles with self-doubt despite being Syracuse’s all-time hit leader

first_imgAfter Sammy Fernandez broke the Syracuse softball record for multi-hit games (65), she and her mother, Christine, discussed the upcoming summer. Mandy, Fernandez’s younger sister, had told her mom that she was excited to practice with her sister and role model, who helps out with her travel team, Team Long Island.Everyone on Mandy’s team is “starstruck” by their teammate’s sister, who plays for the same travel team Fernandez grew up on. But SU’s all-time hits leader can’t believe their excitement.“I’m just a mediocre softball player,” Fernandez said to Christine. “I don’t understand why they like me so much.”Fernandez, whose 219 career hits place her 13 ahead of second place in the all-time Syracuse record books, doesn’t like to credit herself. For the career .323 hitter — a top 10 average in program history — it’s the .677 that stays with her. The Carmel native has put together one of the most accomplished resumes in Syracuse history, but she won’t tell you that.The senior’s 12 career triples tie her for most all-time in an SU uniform, and her 72 hits in 2017 pace all Orange softball players in history, but she’ll remain caught up on a fielder’s choice leaving her out at second base.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I would get mad at myself if I went 2 for 4,” Fernandez said. “I’d get very down on myself, I struggled mentally.”After talking with teammates, a sports psychologist and her parents, Fernandez is beginning to learn that even if she goes hitless at the plate, it’s not always a bad game. She knows she’s more than a “mediocre” player, but that’s taken time.***Two years ago, Sammy Fernandez looked through some of her old school projects and found her fifth-grade final paper. It asked students what their goal in life was.Fernandez wanted to play college softball. Always the best player on her teams growing up, Fernandez wanted nothing more than to continue.“Everyone always says it’s a dream come true, but it really is,” Fernandez said. “It’s always been my dream.”In eighth grade, she made the varsity team and led the team with a .485 batting average, and started receiving attention from colleges. Recruiting camps and clinics, where she’d talk to coaches about their school and softball program, became a staple of Fernandez’s schedule. Since Fernandez was a quiet person on and off the field, her father and coach, Tim, came up with practice questions for Fernandez to ask coaches at the camps.Kai Nguyen | Photo EditorTim always told Fernandez to be the loudest player on the field. Not only because she was a shortstop and had to call out plays, but because he wanted her to be a leader.He implemented new forms of practice for Fernandez and her teammates: when one player hit, the others wouldn’t field. Instead, they cheered for their teammate at the plate.Originally uncomfortable with the practice, the Fernandez soon enough became one of the team’s top supporters and opened up to college coaches about her interest in their programs.“I pushed her out of her comfort zone,” Tim said. “There was probably three or four kids on the team that really wanted to go on to play at the higher level, and she was the one who had to always be the cheerleader in the dugout.”Fernandez switched from batting righty to slap-hitting lefty midway through her college recruiting process, throwing away her team-leading batting average, which stayed consistently north of .500, to redefine her game. It would utilize her speed more and not affect her already-limited power.But Fernandez faced failure. The switch set her back during games because she struggled to settle for weak ground balls. At one point, Tim pulled his daughter aside and told her that they weren’t going to look at her batting average anymore.Oftentimes, Fernandez lined up in the box right-handed, but 50 percent of the time, Tim estimated, she looked at her dad in the third base coach’s box and switched. She accepted the advice, but slowly.“I’m only 5’4”, I’m not gonna go to college and hit home runs,” Fernandez said. “…but speed has always been a threat for me during a game, so I would just (stay) within myself and my own game plan.”***The Fernandez family followed a “24-hour” rule after Sammy’s games growing up. After the end of a contest or tournament, they didn’t talk about softball for 24 hours. Fernandez would put her headphones in, play music, and stay silent until they got home. It’s carried on to college, too.“We’d say, ‘Hey, can we take you out to dinner?’” Christine said. “She’d say, ‘Okay, but there’s one rule. We’re not allowed to talk about softball. The game is over, it’s done, that’s it.’”But it would be rehashed in Fernandez’s head. Even if she went 2-4 or 3-4 at the plate, she’d think about the at-bats that resulted in outs instead of the ones that were productive.Kai Nguyen | Photo EditorOne of the biggest struggles in her career came when she was on the mound, however, pitching in the national championship for her 12-and-under team, the then 71-0 LunaChicks. Fernandez was on the mound during extra innings, and due to the international tiebreaker rule, a runner was placed on second once the inning started. She gave up the winning run and walked off distraught. Her teammates and coaches tried to talk to her, but she wouldn’t respond.It was the last time she ever pitched.Instead of talking to people about her mental struggle with the game, Fernandez turned to hitting in the batting cage in her basement or at the field for mental breaks. Despite her parents’ support and positive results on the field, Fernandez never felt like she did enough.Even in college, Fernandez has struggled to get past her negative thoughts about her performance. After Fernandez’s last regular season ACC series, Tim talked about his daughter with Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch.“Your daughter,” Bosch said to Tim, “it’s been a really rough four years trying to get her to focus on the positive things and not the negative things.”As an antidote to her struggles, Fernandez has turned to teammates and a sports psychologist. Bryce Holmgren, the team’s best hitter, has become Fernandez’s go-to for any negative thoughts regarding her play on the field. Holmgren stresses to Fernandez her role as a slapper isn’t always to get big-time hits or plays. Instead, things like moving the runner from first to second or second to third are what she does best, even if they don’t result in getting on base.While one bad at-bat could ruin a weekend in the past, Fernandez has learned to take it in stride. This year, her season average dipped to a career-low, but she’s remained positive and more comfortable with her performances than in the past.“It’s almost inexplicable how much stronger mentally she has been this year,” Holmgren said. “I think that part of it is being a senior and realizing that maybe softball isn’t everything. Once you kind of stay level and minimize the game a bit, you realize that you don’t need to get worked up about this stuff.”Fernandez wears two wristbands, just above her glove, during games. The first is a SpongeBob SquarePants bracelet, gifted to her by Bosch, shared by her fellow infielders, signifying her love for the cartoon. The other is more thought-provoking. Inspired by Holmgren, it offers three words of advice: “You got this.”Kai Nguyen | Photo Editor“Sometimes you just have to have that positive outlook, no matter what’s coming at you,” Holmgren said. “That’s what I try to tell her…keep it simple.”Fernandez’s struggles with mental positivity are far from simple, but she’s beginning to understand them better. As a senior, she opens up more to people and seeks more outlets to do so. She knows now that if she makes an out, it’s not the worst thing in the world.Yet there are still days when she lets her negativity creep in, like during her conversation with her mom, last week. She may not think of herself as any more than a mediocre softball player, but the people around her know better. And they’ll never stop trying to convince her otherwise.“I said to her the other day, ‘Sam, for one time in your life, I want you to say “I’m awesome” and I want you to believe it,’” Christine said. “I wish she could see herself the way other people see her, because she just doesn’t get it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34last_img read more

Transfer News:Striker Richmond Boakye to wear No.99 jersey at Atalanta

first_imgRichmond Boakye-Yiadom will wear the ’99′ jersey for the entire duration of the 2014/15 season after Atalanta agreed to his choice of the hundred-minus-one figure.The Ghana international, who wore ’18′ at Juventus, Genoa and the Black Stars, did not request the same shirt number that he wore last season at Elche.At Elche and Sassuolo, he wore his favourite ’9′ shirt but, at last year’s World Youth Championship in Turkey, he wore the number ’20′ in the Black Satellitessquad.Ahead of next year’s African Cup of Nations in Morocco, the 21-year is already showing valuable promise after scoring four times in his debut game for theSerie A outfit last Sunday.last_img read more

Cubs edge Kershaw, Dodgers, 3-2

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error If Kershaw claims the National League Cy Young award this season, it will be despite the number in the loss column, which grew one larger after the Chicago Cubs’ 3-2 defeat of the Dodgers in front of 52,326 at Dodger Stadium.“That wasn’t I guess what we’ve come to see as typical Clayton tonight,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “I thought they fought him pretty good. Even some of the strikeouts he gets and outs he got, they fouled off and fouled off some balls. He wasn’t quite as sharp as he’s been.” The Dodgers have averaged less than one run per game in the last four losses for Kershaw (13-8), who remained in the game after being hit in a left ankle he said was fine after the game. As dominant as he has been this season – Kershaw’s 1.72 ERA entering Tuesday was the fourth lowest for any pitcher through 27 starts in 40 years – he has lost a surprising eight games and three times received not a single run of support from the Dodgers.But Kershaw’s worst, for example, represents another pitcher’s best. Seriously. Joe Blanton, who has struggled across town for the Angels, never gave up less than two runs in any of his 20 starts this season. Kershaw’s counterpart, Cubs 2013 All-Star Travis Wood, has a 3.09 ERA on the season but entered with a collective 5.16 ERA in first five August starts. The left-hander allowed just one unearned run on five hits with a pair of walks in seven innings to the best offense in the Major Leagues since June 22.Kershaw preferred to discuss Wood rather than his lack of run support.“Wood’s a good pitcher. He’s an All-Star for a reason,” Kershaw said. “He kept us off balance tonight, had a good cutter working all game. It’s just one of those things. You’re going to run into some good pitchers every once in a while.”Wood (8-10) aided his own cause with a leadoff single to left field in the third inning and was driven in by Dioner Navarro for an unerned run on a catcher’s interference scored an error by the Dodgers’ A.J. Ellis.A Cubs team with a .238 batting average that ranks the third worst in the Majors, had two base runners in five of the first six innings and collected seven hits off Kershaw, the most he has allowed in more than two months. He needed 108 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings.In the sixth inning, first baseman Cody Ransom’s single was followed by Kershaw’s third walk of the night. Starlin Castro followed with an RBI single, prompting visible frustration from Kershaw as the last place team in the National League Central took a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers cut into the lead in the bottom of the sixth thanks to Hanley Ramirez, who went 3 for 4 and scored both the Dodgers’ runs. Ramirez, who blooped a single in front of the right fielder in the sixth inning, advanced to second when Wood overthrew the first baseman on a pick-off attempt and scored on Juan Uribe’s single to right field.“I didn’t feel like we weren’t just up there wailing,” Mattingly said. “I think we were trying to get to (Wood) and kind of started whittling away, but just couldn’t get to him.”The Cubs promptly regained a two-run lead in the seventh. Donnie Murphy produced the second single of the night off the ankle of a Dodger pitcher which reliever Ronald Belisario followed by hitting a batter to lead the bases with no outs in the seventh. Ransom’s ensuing double-play ground ball was enough to score the eventual winning run.Ramirez pulled the Dodgers within a run on Andre Ethier’s RBI single in the eighth inning, but Skip Schumaker’s double play ended the Dodgers’ threat.After the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks prevailed in 10 innings on Tuesday, the Dodgers’ 8 ½ game in the National League West was still the second largest divisional lead in the Major Leagues next to the Atlanta Braves’ 13 game lead in the National League East.The Dodgers have the best record in the Major Leagues since June 22, but have lost five of their last 10 games. “I think we got some guys that are a little tired,” Mattingly said. “We’ve been a little bit run down. We’ll be fine.”center_img It all went wrong for Clayton Kershaw Tuesday night.Which is to say the Dodgers’ ace saw his scoreless streak end at 18 innings. On an unearned run.The line drive off his left shin in the sixth inning punctuated his shortest outing since April 23.For the Major League leader in earned-run average, giving up two runs – one earned – in 5 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts constitutes a bad night.last_img read more