Siemens’ HelWin beta jacket was successfully loaded on the barge yesterday at Heerema’s Vlissingen yard. “The next milestone is the sail away to its final offshore destination,” Heerema Fabrication Gruop said.The jacket is part of the HelWin beta converter platform, which is one of the main components of the TenneT DC offshore grid connection ‘HelWin2′.Last week, Heerema undertook preparations for the loading of the 3,500-ton jacket.HelWin 2 is the link between the North Sea offshore wind farm Amrumbank West and the onshore grid.Offshore WIND Staff, April 1, 2014: Image: Heerema Fabrication Group
The record growth was driven a 5.9 percent improvement in container volumes handled and a 5.6 percent surge in liquid bulk. However, dry bulk was down 6.1 percent year-on-year. In total, 9,884,522 tonnes of conventional breakbulk was handled at the port of Antwerp during 2014, down 2 percent on the 2013 total. Ro-ro traffic also fell by 2 percent year-on-year to 4,470,346 tonnes. The total number of cars handed fell by 8.1 percent to 1,195,161 units. In 2014 a total of 14,009 seagoing ships called at the port of Antwerp. This is 1.5 percent fewer than 2013. However, the overall gross tonnage rose by 1.7 percent to 335,275,551 gross tonnes. The number of ultra-large container ships (larger than 10,000 teu) calling at the gateway totaled 266 by the end of December 2014 – 68 more than in 2013.www.portofantwerp.com
Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The stories of President George Washington, civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and the integration of American public schools all hold a common thread: the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.Stories of the denomination’s history will be shared on Sunday, Feb. 25, during a Black History Month Celebration hosted by the First AME Church of Farmington Hills. The two-year-old congregation meets at Nardin Park United Methodist Church, 29887 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.Held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the event will feature nationally-known storyteller LaRon Williams, as well as a cast performing dramatic readings. Rev. John Burns II said the church’s roots go far back into American history.“Richard Allen, the founder of the AME church, eulogized George Washington,” he said. “He became an ordained preacher while he was enslaved. He bought his freedom and his brother’s freedom.”Rosa Parks was a steward in the AME church, Burns said, and Oliver L. Brown, the “Brown” in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case over “separate but equal” schools, was an AME minister.“We’ve done a lot to impact growth and development for the betterment of all, and we’re still working for social change,” he added.The February 25 event will focus in part on history, but also on creating “The Beloved Community,” and “what is it in us that can cause us to be more humane, safer, more loving and free.” Guests will be treated to dinner and invited to participate in table discussions.Admission is free, but registration is required. Child care will be provided for those in 5th grade and younger. To register, visit evite.me/C42fUeDHnG. To learn more, call 248-797-7554. Reported by
RIO DE JANEIRO — Team USA 4x100M track squad was humiliated at the Rio Olympics after they failed to medal at all — and for losing to Japan, of all countries. This set social media ablaze and burned the squad to a crisp with hilarious slander against their performance shortcomings.Take a look at some of the funniest ones.
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Pat Kearney from Kilbeacanty is the new Chairman of Galway County GAA Board after defeating Kevin Clancy 127 votes to 126 at last night’s convention in the Salthill Hotel. There was unanimous support for the Liam Mellows Motion to ask Congress to admit Galway’s Minor and U21 teams to Leinster and the new Chairman was quick to outline the work he has ahead of him when he spoke to John Mulligan… Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Pat+Kearney+New+Chairman.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Sunday 8th April 2018Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1 – Round 5Westmeath (H) v Galway, 2.00pm, St Lomans, (G Carmody, Roscommon)Galway know what they have to do ahead of Sunday’s visit to Westmeath – and that’s to claim maximum points.If they do that, and Donegal beat Cork, they’ll finish ahead of Donegal in the standings under rule, provided that Mayo don’t draw with Monaghan to make it a three-way tie.A win for Cork against Donegal on Saturday would lessen the pressure slightly on Galway manager Stephen Glennon and his Tribeswomen, who will have a better idea of the permutations following Saturday’s pivotal game.But all things considered, Galway still have to win and that might not be straightforward against a Westmeath side that ensured survival with victory over Kerry last weekend.With the shackles off, Westmeath can go and express themselves and an interesting tie lies in store at St Lomans. It’s two from three also in Division 2 to join Tipperary and Waterford in the last four, with Ulster trio Tyrone, Armagh and Cavan in the running.At the bottom, Sligo need to beat Laois and hope that Clare gain a positive result in their game with Armagh to avoid relegation.The main issues in Division 3 have been decided but the final round of re-fixed round 5 games will determine the semi-final pairings.In Division 4, three semi-final slots have already been decided, while Antrim have their fate in their own hands, knowing that victory over Derry will see them edge out Fermanagh, who currently occupy fourth spot.Antrim’s game with Derry is pencilled in for next Tuesday, with ten other matches to be played before then. In the top flight, holders Cork and TG4 All-Ireland champions Dublin are safely through to the last four, where they’ll be joined by two other counties, with Galway, Mayo and Donegal in the hunt. Lidl Ladies NFL Division 2 – Round 5Clare (H) v Armagh, 12.00pm, Miltown Malbay, (K O’Brien, Limerick)Clare are currently third from bottom of the Division 2 standings, level with Laois and three points clear of Sligo.But even if the Banner County do get dragged into a three-way tie, their superior scoring difference will see them safe.Even a point at home to Armagh will be good enough for Clare but the visitors need the points desperately as they’re still in the hunt for a top four finish.Even a point might be good enough for Armagh, provided Tyrone beat Cavan, but a win would guarantee a semi-final place for the Orchard County. Dublin (H) v Kerry, 4.00pm, DCU, St Clare’s, (N McCormack, Laois)Dublin are safely through to the semi-finals and manager Mick Bohan may take the opportunity to run the rule over some fringe players ahead of the semi-finals.But top spot is also up for grabs and Dublin can put the pressure on Cork, who also play on Saturday evening, by taking care of business against Kerry.A win for the Sky Blues would take them back to the summit, temporarily at least, before Cork’s visit to Donegal.If Dublin and Cork both win, they’ll be level at the head of affairs on 18 points each, but Dublin would finish the group stages at the head of affairs, having beaten Cork at Croke Park at the start of the campaign.So there’s still a lot to play for as already relegated Kerry make the trip to DCU, St Clare’s, on Saturday afternoon.In a lovely gesture, Dublin have also confirmed that gate receipts from the tie will be sent to the Fatima Centre in Bangkok, visited recently by members of the TG4 All Star touring party.Bohan and the Dublin players who travelled to Bangkok have also confirmed a contribution from themselves.Kerry will play for pride at the end of a week that saw manager Graham Shine vacate his role. Lidl Ladies NFL Division 3 – Round 5Offaly (H) v Wexford, 2.00pm, Clonbullogue, (K Delahunty, Tipperary)Offaly can’t make the top four while Wexford are safely through.Anthony Masterson’s Wexford can’t be caught either at the head of affairs but they’ll be anxious to sign off the group stages with maximum points.Offaly, for their part, will want to produce a positive display before thoughts turn to championship. Tyrone (H) v Cavan, 2.00pm, Drumragh, Clanagogan, (D Carolan, Down)A straight shoot-out for a top four place. Tyrone will start the day two points clear of Cavan, who make the trip to Drumragh.The destiny of both counties is in their own hands and this promises to be a fiercely tense and exciting battle.Both sides have been scoring heavily but Tyrone have leaked more than Sunday’s opponents.Cavan were beaten Division 2 finalists last year, after a replay with Westmeath, but they might not even make the semi-finals this time. A nervy weekend lies in store for many counties with the race for semi-final spots and the outstanding relegation issue (in Division 2) to be decided in the Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues. Mayo (H) v Monaghan, 2.00pm, Swinford Amenity Park, (M Farrelly, Cavan)A home win for Mayo will ensure a League semi-final spot for last year’s TG4 All-Ireland senior final runners-up.It’s been a mixed bag of a campaign for Peter Leahy’s charges, who’ve won three, lost two and drawn one.But they were awarded three points when Kerry fielded an unregistered player and that’s boosted Mayo’s table position considerably.Instead of being in a position where they had to rely on results elsewhere, Mayo’s top four destiny is now in their own hands.Visitors Monaghan staved off the threat of relegation for another season and will be looking to finish their League campaign on a high, ahead of the summer’s championship campaign. Sligo (H) v Laois, 1.00pm, Sligo IT, (D Callaghan, Donegal)Sligo need to win and hope that Clare gain a positive result against Armagh to avoid relegation.Sligo are currently bottom of the pile, without a point from six outings, but they’ll face off against second from bottom Laois, who are three points ahead of them.However, even if Sligo do win, they’re likely to go down if the Yeats County, Laois and Clare all finish on three points, due to an inferior score difference.A victory for Sligo, and at least a draw for Clare, would leave Sligo and Laois level at the bottom on three points each.In that case, Sligo would survive on the head to head rule, with Laois going down. Saturday 7th April 2018Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1 – Round 5Donegal (H) v Cork, 6.00pm, O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny, (G. McMahon, Mayo)Donegal, beaten Division 1 finalists last year, must beat champions Cork in Letterkenny on Saturday evening and hope that Galway slip up against Westmeath on Sunday.A Donegal win will take them three points clear of Galway, before the Tribeswomen take to the field less than 24 hours later.If Galway and Donegal finish level on 13 points each after the weekend, Galway will go through having kicked more points (16) in their draw with Donegal in round 2.Matters could be complicated further if both Galway and Donegal win, and Mayo draw at home to Monaghan.In that case, three teams will be level on 13 points each, meaning that score difference will come into play.Donegal currently boast the best score difference of the trio (+50), compared to Mayo (+9) and Galway (+8) ahead of the weekend’s games.Donegal’s weekend meeting with Cork is the first time that the counties have clashed since last year’s classic League final at Parnell Park, which the Rebelettes won by just a point. Tipperary (H) v Waterford, 2.00pm, Sean Tracey Park, (E Moran, Kerry)Both of these sides are safely through to the semi-finals but this head to head clash will determine who finishes on top.A win for Waterford would see them pip Tipp, who themselves are hoping to make it seven wins from seven by securing victory against their neighbours on home soil.These are two counties who have found Division 2 to their liking this season and they could yet meet in novel TG4 Munster senior final later in the summer, as both are on opposite sides of the draw.For now, though, there are important League points at stake and there’s also a distinct possibility of a repeat meeting in the knockout stages. Lidl Ladies NFL Division 4 – Round 5Fermanagh (H) v Kilkenny – Conceded by Kilkenny Tuesday 10th April 2018Lidl Ladies NFL Division 4 – Round 5Antrim (H) v Derry, 7.00pm, (K Bogle, Tyrone)Antrim are another county with their fate in their own hands, knowing that a victory over Derry next Tuesday evening will see them into the last four.It’s an anxious wait for the Saffrons to play the outstanding fixture in the group stages of Division 4 but they do know what’s required.They’re three points behind Fermanagh as things stand but victory over Ulster rivals Derry would see them edge out the Ernesiders on the head to head rule.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
In the 777 meter race Walgren won his preliminary heat advancing him to the 777 m final where he placed third with a time of 2:03.00 well off his personnel best time. In his 333 meter race Ian finished second after a tough fall on the last lap but was able to advance to the 333 m final where he just out worked his opponents to finish first in a time of 49.8 seconds. In his 222 meter race Walgren finished third in the preliminary heat and came second in the final with a time of 31.47 seconds. In the 500 meter preliminary heat, Ian fell hard after catching an edge in the soft ice, but was able to recover and place third to advance to the final. In the final Walgren experienced his best race, finishing half a lap ahead of his closest competitor with a time of 1:18.00 to claim the gold medal. Nelson’s own Ian Walgren is off to the Special Olympic Winter Games next year in Vernon.Walgren, who completed a grueling eight-race schedule to represent the Kootenay Zone in Special Olympic Speed Skating sport this past weekend at the Richmond Oval, has an eye on qualifying for a spot on Team BC at the Nationals in 2020.Walgren had to take the hard way through the qualifier competing in preliminary heats in all four of his races to advance to the finals.
“I was wide open,” said Douvier, who had only hit one of his six attempts at that point. “Our philosophy is ‘inside-out, no doubt,’ so as soon as Rashawn (Thomas) kicked it out, I just pulled the trigger.” The Islanders defense blinked during an 8-0 run that allowed the Privateers to take a 42-34 lead with 15:17 left, but refocused afterwards, as they held New Orleans to only three field goals in the last 9:30 of the contest. The Islanders and Bearkats split the two regular season games, as Sam Houston won 67-59 in Huntsville on February 7, while losing 69-59 in Corpus Christi on February 28. POSTGAME QUOTESTexas A&M-Corpus ChristiHead Coach Willis Wilson Opening statement…“I’m just really glad we don’t have to play them again. Three games and it seemed like three battle royals. I could not be more impressed with UNO’s level of intensity and just commitment and focus. That been said, I was really proud of our guys fighting back. It was a period there in the second half where we really just weren’t ourselves. We really got out of sorts a little bit. The guys were just able to refocus on the things that we do and really dialed in on just trying to execute on those things and doing them well and it really paid off for us from that point forward.”On the play of Bryce Douvier… “Bryce really didn’t come alive until midway through that second half. His mouth wasn’t moving, his feet really weren’t moving the way he’s capable of going. I just issued him a challenge on the bench we need you to play, if you’re going to have to really turn it on.”On Sam Houston State… “I think they’re the best defensive team in the league in terms of field goal percentage. They don’t give a quarter, they don’t take a quarter. They’ve done a really great job all year long of making teams have to earn it and that’s been reflective of their defensive field goal percentages.”Senior Guard John JordanOn New Orleans…“They’re a tough team. They’re well coached. They have good size, and they can matchup with us well, and have good perimeters and a good inside presence. They play well and they shoot the ball well.”On the road ahead… “We got good teams ahead of us and we just have to stay level-headed and keep competing. We just have to make it a one game season every day.” Shooting just 38 percent from the field, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi mustered enough offense during the middle of the second half that offset the fact the Islanders managed just one field goal in the final 4:53, scoring four of their last six points via the charity stripe. Nate Frye was the only Privateers player in double figures with 20 points, while Thibodeaux added a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with eight points. BOX SCORE | PHOTO GALLERY | HIGHLIGHTS | REPLAY | BRACKET | TOURNAMENT CENTRAL A commitment to defense midway in the second half proved to be the key to third-seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi escaping Merrell Center with a 61-58 win over seventh-seed New Orleans on Thursday night in a game that wasn’t decided until a pair of missed treys by the Privateers in the closing seconds finally gave the Islanders (19-12) a reason to finally breathe. New Orleans shot just 26.9 percent from the field in the second half, including just 1 for 8 outside the arc. On New Orleans’ offense…“I thought we attacked hard and I thought we attacked the basket. We executed as far as going in to draw contact and sometimes the shots are going to fall, but I thought we go some good looks. There was a stretch where we took a couple quick ones. We got several offensive rebounds and took a couple quick ones. If we make those, then we’re out rolling.” “We really got out of sorts a little bit, but we refocused on the things that we do and really dial in on those things,” said Wilson. “That really paid off for us from that point forward.” Tied at 44-44, the game’s momentum swung in a nine-second sequence midway through the second half when Islanders forward Bryce Douvier blocked a Kevin Brown shot before he knocked down what would prove to be Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s only 3-pointer of the night, which gave them the lead for good with 7:56 remaining. New Orleans – which lost all three games to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by a combined 10 points – had two chances to tie the game, but Kevin Brown and Travin Thibodeux each missed 3-pointers in the final five seconds. “I thought we attacked hard,” said Privateers coach Mark Slessinger. “I thought we executed when we went to draw contact. Sometimes, the shot’s just aren’t going to fall, but I thought we got some good looks.” John Jordan led all scorers with 22 points to go along with six rebounds, five steals and four assists for the Islanders, while Thomas added 13 points and seven rebounds. KATY, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and New Orleans played a knockdown, drag out slugfest that came down to the final five seconds, a period of time that allowed the Islanders to survive for at least one more game. New OrleansHead Coach Mark SlessingerOpening statement…“It was an incredible game. Look at the three games we’ve played with them all year. It came down to 2-point game at their place, an overtime game at our place and then a 3-point game tonight. My hat goes off to Corpus and their staff. I wish them nothing but the best of luck going forward. More than anything I’m very proud of our student-athletes. I’m proud of how they conduct themselves and how hard they played and the level that they compete. I’m proud that the University of New Orleans is moving forward and becoming a champion again like our rich history is in the past.” “Three games and it just seemed like three battle royals,” said Texas A&M-Corpus Christi coach Willis Wilson after the victory gave the Islanders a sweep of the Privateers (11-18) and a matchup against third-seed Sam Houston State on Friday night. Sophomore Guard Trevin BroylesOn physicality of game…“I felt like we attacked the basket really well. We got a good look at the shot that we wanted, it was just physical out there and we couldn’t finish.” Sophomore Guard Nate FryeOn physicality of game…“I liked the way we attacked as a whole. We attacked hard and fast and that’s what we need to keep doing. That’s what gives us success and that’s what makes up our team.”