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Explosion at Libyan mosque kills one

first_imgA “large” explosion hit a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing at least one person following Friday prayers, local media report.Dozens were also injured in the attack which had not been claimed by anyone by the time of this article’s publication.The bombing of the Abi Harira mosque in the Majuri neighborhood is reported to have been carried out by an attacker with a bag of explosives.Security services had cordoned off the main street leading to the mosque.Late last month, around 35 people were killed in two bombings at another mosque in the city.Libya has been plagued by chaos since the ouster and killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.Separate factions came up following Gaddafi’s death, claiming legitimacy.Tens of thousands have been killed since then.last_img read more

Atherton Martin released on bail

first_imgLocalNews Atherton Martin released on bail by: – December 18, 2018 Sharing is caring! Atherton Martin was released on bail of $7,500 at the Roseau Magistrate Court with Dr. Irving Pascal as surety.Mr. Martin was arrested and charged on incitement to block a public road on Tuesday 18th December, 2018.The incident took place on Saturday 15th December, 2018 when the Concern Citizens Movement had a protest in Roseau calling for electoral reform.Martin was represented by attorneys Cara Shillingford, Gildon Richards, Joshua Francis and Julien Prevost.The matter was adjourned until April, 2019. Tweet 493 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

YSA Design claims cruise ship first for Build Information Modelling

first_imgBIM is a significant upgrade compared to superimposing 2D drawings from utility contractors onto the main 3D model – a process that needs designers to zoom in to identify potential issues manually. Piantino says BIM using Autodesk-based Shipbuilding & Offshore Software Solution (including Lofting 3ds Max) allows all participants to keep the entirety of the ship in mind at every project stage. In addition to improved accuracy, 3D integration at the sketching stage enable simulated walk-throughs: decisions made on outfitting, materials and furnishing at an early stage ‘stick’ throughout the project, he says. Georg Piantino, Senior Architect, YSA Design says that the owner’s readiness to provide detailed information at an early stage enabled BIM to deliver accuracy and efficiency in calculation, but also uniform 3D modelling for all stakeholders through every phase of the project. The project, for an undisclosed cruise owner, saw the Oslo-based designer using the 3D tool across the conception and execution of a complete ship newbuilding. BIM has become a significant part of land-based architecture in Norway, with its use now mandatory for those bidding for government projects, but YSA Design reckons to be the first to turn experience ashore into pioneering cruise ship build project. Leading cruise and luxury vessel designer YSA Design is close to completing what it believes is the first ever ship construction project to bring together everything from initial sketches to the sign-off tasks for utilities completion under one Building Information Modelling (BIM) process. “It’s too early to put figures on it, but time and cost are saved from the outset and cost control is enhanced throughout. YSA Design has good knowledge of BIM but working through a shipbuilding project frame by frame in 3D, on interiors and exteriors, is a cruise industry first. In the process, we have refined our skillset and can offer BIM as a competitive edge for ship design or as a distinct third-party service.” YSA Design has also led the way in using Virtual Reality as a ship design tool to envisage interior and exterior spaces in the digestible formats that help owners, builders and contractors better understand spaces in terms of volume, atmosphere, texture, lighting, etc. “In combination with Revit 3D software, VR makes it possible to see and ‘feel’ the space immediately, and to experience the impact that changes of atmosphere or materials can have before construction has begun,” Piantino comments. Sea News, November 28 “The same 3D model is used by designers, shipbuilders, outfitters, plumbers and electricians,” he says. “Now, a virtual tour can take in everything from ‘big picture’ items such as cruise ship atriums to the fine detail of piping arrangements in awkward spaces. Right from the outset, even before steel-cutting or materials selection, collisions can be identified and colour-coded by severity so that the resolution process can begin.” Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Why the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings Are Vital For The Indians

first_img Brandon Urasek The Winter Meetings are coming up this week, which is the hot stove for the MLB off-season. This is going to be the most important time in particular for the Indians. The reason for that is this is the most likely time for trades to get done. The Cleveland Indians are the Cleveland Browns of the free agency market. They are a small market team that has been among the worst attendance for years in MLB, therefore they can’t afford to do a lot of spending in free agency. The contracts in free agency are also getting out of hand with no salary cap. Already we have seen David Price get 7 years 217 million and Zack Greinke get 6 years 206 million. These contracts for just that one player are going to be greater than the payroll for the entire Indians roster for the next two seasons. The Indians simply just don’t have enough money to be major players in free agency where some of the few big names leak out to. It’s unfortunate because it creates a huge disparity among teams unlike in other sports. A lot of these small market teams without the ability to afford huge payrolls are forced into almost one simple strategy. That strategy is drafting well and bringing up quality players in their farm system and making the proper trades on guys they can’t afford to resign to create more prospects and get some kind of return worth making the team better. These teams also have to take chances and resign some guys while their value is cheap hoping they will pan out. The Indians have done a great job with most of these things. Although they never got the big return investments on the CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee trades, they have hit on some smaller ones. They were able to get guys like Yan Gomes, Carlos Santana, Trevor Bauer, and Michael Brantley through trading away a better player for a prospect. They have also had some success in the draft with guys like Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor. They also have most of their core resigned. Lindor is under control through 2021, Salazar through 2020, Cory Kluber is signed through 2021, Gomes through 2021, Carrasco through 2020, Kipnis through 2020, and Brantley through 2018. The core of this team is going to remain here for years. Now the Indians are stuck trying to find those other pieces to put around them to make them into the championship contender without being able to get the prize gems of free agency. Obviously they can add some smaller parts such as a few bullpen arms and maybe some veteran backups in free agency. The biggest addition they want to make is a power hitter particularly in the outfield or corner infield. The best way this is going to happen is by a trade, and the Meetings are a perfect time for it to get done. Luckily, the Indians have some really great starting pitchers. I think there are two of them in particular the Indians will explore trading. Those two are Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar. Carrasco struggled for years and I was hoping they would release him before he somehow figured it out in the second half of 2014. The Indians took a chance, offering him a contract extension but after year one seems to be worth the investment. That team friendly contract that keeps him through 2020 will appeal to a lot of teams. The other guy of interest is going to be Danny Salazar. Salazar has also had his inconsistencies going between the majors and AAA, but he has some really great strikeout stuff. If he can stay consistent and limit his bad outings and pitch count, he can be a number two pitcher on a team. At age 25, he is three years younger than Carrasco and has yet to hit arbitration. He will come at a low salary cost to a team which means a team may be willing to eat some of a player’s contract to help match the differences if the Indians were to trade for somebody. The Indians could go either way with whoever they decide to trade but they are the two guys that are expendable that will bring in the most return for the team. If the Indians want to take the next step and get that power bat that has plagued the team for years, one of these guys almost has to go this week. There have been rumors galore linking the Indians to almost everybody out there. I’m curious to see who the Indians will go after. The only thing for certain is this is the biggest week for the Indians going forward. They need to find a trade partner to take on one of these guys and get the bat we lack or make some other small moves that will improve the team. They have some promising youngsters in Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier that should probably arrive in 2017, but need some carry over before then. Here’s to hoping the Indians can be like the Royals and put the finishing touches this team needs to get them to the Promised Land because boy does Cleveland need it. Related Topics2015 MLB Winter MeetingsCarlos CarrascoIndiansMLBcenter_img While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10last_img read more

Turtley Terrific! Nature Conservancy announces 6,200-acre purchase to conserve sea turtle nesting habitat

first_imgShown is an example of the vegetated sand dunes that exist within the 6,200 acres of beach to bay property purchased by The Nature Conservancy to safeguard sea turtle nesting habitat. The Nature Conservancy | Courtesy photoNature Conservancy announces 6,200-acre purchase to conserve sea turtle nesting habitatBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comLocal conservationists scored a big win late last week as The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced the purchase of some 6,200 acres of undeveloped land on South Padre Island for the purpose of conserving critical nesting habitat for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle.The land acquisition will be completed in two phases, and is the largest such acquisition in 20 years, TNC said in a press release. The first phase of the acquisition was completed last Thursday, March 7; the second is expected to close later this year.(ALL INTERNAL & LIMITED EXTERNAL RIGHTS) Baby Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are released and head for the ocean. The most endangered of sea turtle species living in the Gulf of Mexico, Kemp’s ridleys are raised from eggs in a hatchery and then released on the beaches of Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, where they will eventually return to nest. Photo credit: © 2014 Carlton Ward for The Nature Conservancy. Used with permission.“The effort represents a nearly $16 million effort with private landowners to secure and safeguard part of South Padre’s last unprotected stretch of land. This will be the largest conservation effort on South Padre Island since the Conservancy’s purchase of approximately 25,000 acres in 2000,” TNC said.TNC will transfer control of the land to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), where it will become a part of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (LANWR). With the purchase, the Refuge will now boast over 110,000 combined acres of protected habitat on the mainland and South Padre Island.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedLife Aquatic: Kemp’s ridley nesting explainedBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press June is prime nesting season on South Padre Island for the critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and the staff and volunteers at Sea Turtle Inc. are busy caring for both mother turtles and their offspring. The smallest of the seven sea turtle…June 22, 2018In “News”Turtle Twist: Amidst Kemp’s ridley nesting season, loggerhead turtle found on IslandPRESS Staff Report   A loggerhead sea turtle nest was discovered on Sunday, June 7 containing 111 eggs. Sea Turtle, Inc. estimates that the eggs should hatch sometime in July. Though the Laguna Madre is a popular nesting spot for the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, it’s rare for a loggerhead to make her nest here since…June 12, 2015In “News”TURTLE TIME: Sea Turtle, Inc. finds 29 Kemp’s ridley, one loggerhead turtle nestBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press It’s been a busy nesting season for Sea Turtle, Inc. (STI) and it’s still not over. So far the nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles has taken in eggs from 29 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. To the pleasant surprise of STI…June 12, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Argo Men Capture 4th Place in the Tiger Invitational Cross Country Meet

first_img Share Argo Men Capture 4th Place in the Tiger Invitational Cross Country Meet AUBURN, Ala. – The West Florida Men’s Cross Country team raced to a fourth place finish at the Tiger Invitational at Auburn University Saturday morning. The fast course at the Indian Pines Golf Club provided some great racing for spectators. The Argos as a team lowered their race times an average of 50 seconds. Sophomore Scott Lydick turned in a personal best of 25:57 for the 8K course. Three other Argos also raced under 27 minutes to help the Argos finish 4th out of 12 teams. Columbus State won the event with a low score of 42, followed by Alabama State with 49. GSC rival West Georgia finished third with 80 points, just ahead of UWF with 116 points. UWF outscored regionally ranked Morehouse, who finished 5th with a score of 131. Meanwhile, GSC foe West Alabama finished 6th with a score of 151. Senior Justin Gates, Freshman Christopher Hough, and Sophomore Andrew Maedel each turned in their best times of the year, to help pace the Argos. Gates finished 21st in a time of 26:21, while Hough raced to a 26:30 finish, which was good enough for 24th place. Maedel turned in a 26:39 race time and finished 28th. Argos Head Coach John Bergen was expecting good race times today and his team responded. “This race is a great course to run on, and it traditionally produces fast race times, which is why a lot of teams like to come to this race. On average, teams run 20-30 seconds faster on this course, and we collectively went 50 seconds faster, which is right on pace with our season progression,” stated Bergen. Freshman Steven Landreth rounded out the scoring five for UWF with a strong finish in 31st place with a time of 27:11. “Scott (Lydick) and Steven (Landreth) both turned in outstanding runs today,” exclaimed Bergen. “They both knocked well over a minute off their best times so far, and they looked very strong and both picked up several places over the final two miles. Their performance gives us a solid top group along with Justin, Chris, and Andrew, who are continuing to run consistently well.” Just behind the top five, was a strong representation of freshmen runners, as Tyler Maier finished 37th overall in a time of 27:28, while fellow freshman Austin Warner was just behind in 40th place with a 27:35. Eighty five runners completed the 8k (five mile) course. Other finishers for UWF, included freshman Nicholas Farrington, with a 60th place finish in 28:15, while Freshman P.J. Orgass placed 64th with a time of 28:24. West Florida races again next week at the Disney Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Over 40 teams will be competing on the Disney Sports Complex. The race will be the final tune up for UWF in preparation for the Conference Championship meet in Birmingham, Alabama on October 24th. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Racers Stay Hot with 3-0 Shutout over Bandits

first_img NEOSI Staff Related Topics By Catrina OlsenThe Akron Racers had a spectacular game Thursday night, earning a 3-0 shutout over the Chicago Bandits. The game was called due to rain in the middle of the fifth inning and stood as a completed game since there were five innings played.Kelley Montalvo got the scoring started, as she was driven in with a single by Kristen Wyckoff in the bottom of the second.“Once Kristen got that hit, everybody was just rolling and our team came together,” Montalvo said.“When everything works together we can do great things.”Two more innings went by without a score, until the bottom of the fifth when A.J. Andrews hit a home run over the left field fence. Ashley Thomas then followed her with a double. Thomas then stole third. With a pop fly out to right field by Sami Fagan, Thomas was able to tag up from third and put up another run, the final one of the night for Akron.Shortly after Thomas was plated, there was a delay due to lightning and rain followed. The game was called, but the game was considered official with a Racers victory.Emily Weiman was the winning pitcher of the game. She was able to shut the Bandits down with the help of her defense. She finishdd with two strikeouts, both of which came in the first inning. Akron’s defense was stellar as ever behind the strong pitching performance. “I was trying to do my job out there and trust my defense, and execute the game plan.” Weiman said.“I was making pitches for my defense to work out there for me.”Jailyn Ford came in to pitch with a runner at first in the top of the fifth inning. Ford struck out her first batter and induced a 4-6-3 double play retire the Bandits in the top of the fifth.The Akron Racers (9-9) have won three of their last four games, own a 5-2 record at home and will be in action again at Firestone Stadium on Friday, June 30 at 7:05 PM, hosting the Texas Charge for the first match of a three-game series.last_img read more

Omori to fight for WBO bantamweight title

first_img KEYWORDS KYOTO – Japanese seventh-ranked challenger Shohei Omori will get a crack at Filipino champion Marlon Tapales for the WBO bantamweight title at Osaka’s Edion Arena on April 23, his WOZ gym announced on Wednesday.Omori, 24, will be taking his first shot at a world title and also hoping for revenge against Tapales, having lost their previous bout on a second-round technical knockout in December of 2015. “Win or lose I want to make sure I have no regrets,” said Omori, whose defeat against Tapales was the first of his pro career.“It was disappointing to lose last time and I want to show Tapales I have improved.”Omori has a record of 18 wins, 13 by knockout, against one loss, while Tapales, also 24, has 29 wins (12 KOs) and two losses.Omori was set to face IBF bantamweight champion Lee Haskins of Britain in his first world title fight on Dec. 31 but the match was canceled after Haskins injured a leg in training. WBO bantamweight title, Marlon Tapales, Shohei Omori center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Seventh Woods chooses UNC

first_imgCOLUMBIA – In the end, Seventh Woods went with his heart.Woods who became a YouTube sensation as an 11-year old with his play on the basketball court, surprised many in attendance at Hammond School.The 6-1, 175-pound point guard chose North Carolina over hometown South Carolina in front of his family, friends and classmates on Wednesday.“I was a huge North Carolina fan growing up,” said Woods. “Of course Michael Jordan went there so I’ve always been a fan.“It has always been my dream school.”Gamecock fans appeared confident Woods would choose USC after he made an appearance with friend and USC Women’s basketball player A’ja Wilson at the men’s basketball Sunday exhibition against Allen on Sunday.“I thought I knew, but then I talked to USC and (Gamecocks assistant coach) Lamont (Evans) and Frank Martin and I changed my decision,” said Woods. “I just went back and forth between the schools.“Monday night I got home late and made my decision.”Wilson entered the Hammond School gym with Woods and his parents. She said, prior to the announcement, her friend had not informed her of his choice. That was apparently a little payback because she did not tell him the college she would be attending ahead of time.After thanking many people, Woods looked at his parents and asked “You ready?”His mother then handed him a paper bag. Woods pulled out a UNC baseball cap and announced his choice.He informed Tar Heels coach Roy Williams of his decision Tuesday night.“I had to pull the phone away from my ear because he started screaming,” Woods said. “He was definitely excited.”Rated the 53rd best player in the nation by ESPN, Woods admits he felt some pressure to commit to the Gamecocks by fans and friends.“Everybody was pulling for me to go to South Carolina,” said Woods. “They wanted me to stay close to home and rebuild the program.”Woods informed USC and Georgetown of his decision about an hour before the announcement.He admitted telling the Gamecock coaching staff of his decision to enroll at UNC was difficult.“My heart probably dropped a little bit,” he said. “It was tough.”last_img read more

Cricket News Pant Released To Play Mushtaq Ali, KS Bharat To Join As Saha Cover

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata: The Indian selection committee has decided to release Rishabh Pant to get some match time in domestic cricket ahead of the limited overs series against the West Indies next month. Andhra keeper-batsman Kona Shrikar Bharat will join the Indian team as Wriddhiman Saha’s cover for the remaining couple of days during the second and final Test against Bangladesh.”Rishabh will be playing all the six matches (3 T20s and 3 ODIs) against the West Indies. The selectors thought it’s only prudent that he goes and plays in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Delhi,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.Bharat, who has been a regular feature for India A in red ball matches finally got some consolation for his consistent performances during last two seasons. He has scored 3,909 runs in 69 first class games with eight hundreds and 20 half centuries which includes a triple hundred. “I played the first pink ball match in Lucknow when it was introduced in the Duleep Trophy in 2015,” Bharat told PTI as he was on his way to airport from his Visakhapatnam residence.He said that he was called and asked to join the team by 8.30 am tomorrow morning. “I got a call and asked to join the team I’m reaching at 8.30 tomorrow morning. I am looking forward to share the dressing room with my idol Virat Bhai,” said Bharat, who will at the maximum get a couple of days with the match poised to end inside three days.The ICC rule that came into effect in 2017 where a substitute keeper can take place of the first team glovesman if he happens to sustain an on field injury. However Wriddhiman Saha is doing perfectly fine at the moment and Bharat’s inclusion is merely a precautionary measure. “Wriddhiman is one of the best wicketkeepers of the current era. I’m hoping to learnt a lot from them. Too excited,” he added. last_img read more