JT Cement AS to Expand Fleet with New Ship

first_imgNorway-based cement company JT Cement AS has ordered a pneumatic cement carrier from Dutch Ferus Smit shipyard, Erik Thun said.As informed, the newbuild will be a sister vessel of M/V Greenland and is scheduled for delivery in July 2019.“The vessel will be an improved version of Greenland but with a somewhat larger cargo carrying capacity at 8.000 dwt. In addition, we will increase the LNG tank capacity to 200 m3, improving the steaming time on LNG,” according to Erik Thun.The project will be handled by MF Shipping Group with support from KGJS project department and KGJC cargo handling team.JT Cement AS, which owns a fleet of seven smaller specialized pneumatic cement carriers, recently got another owner. NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers acquired a 25% ownership interest in the company, joining KGJ Cement Holdings and Erik Thun AB.last_img read more

Soil District Employee Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribe

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – An official responsible for soil conservation for property developments pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting a bribe.John Tonon, a 51-year-old Manasquan resident and district official for the Freehold Soil Conservation District pleaded guilty in state Superior Court to official misconduct and bribery, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Tonon had solicited a $700 bribe from a builder constructing a home in Hazlet, authorities said.The prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation after getting a tip and used an undercover officer to catch Tonon on tape accepting the $700, authorities said.Tonon was a resource conservationist for the Freehold Soil Conservation District. As a conservationist, Tonon would inspect construction sites for soil erosion, storm water run-off and sedimentation problems that can occur from land disturbances caused by building.During a walk-through at the Hazlet construction site, Tonon told the builder that the Freehold Soil Conserva­tion District inspections and subsequent reports could cost between $1,400 and $3,000. Tonon, the prosecutor’s said, offered to speed up the process and offered the needed approvals for the property in exchange for the $700 payoff.These approvals, authorities said, would allow the developer to obtain the needed certificate of occupancy for the property.Tonon met with a person he believed to be the builder’s partner, but was, in fact, an undercover detective, who recorded the conversations. Authorities said Tonon accepted the bribe, promising the quick issuance of soil approvals.Tonon is expected to appear in court again on Oct. 5. Under the terms of the negotiated plea agreement, the prosecutor will recommend that Tonon receive a five-year prison term in a state facility, with a two-year statutorily mandated period of parole ineligibility, authorities said.The Freehold Soil Conser­vation District, where Tonon worked, is responsible for inspections in Monmouth and Middlesex counties. It is one of 15 districts in the state, responsible for soil and water resources management and conservation.last_img read more

Round-up: Jokanovic confirms tensions, Conte wants defender and backs Fabregas, QPR boss blames fatigue

first_imgFulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has criticised the club’s transfer policy, confirming there are differences of opinion behind the scenes at Craven Cottage.West London Sport revealed this week that Jovanovic is at odds with the Fulham hierarchy over the club’s transfer policy.He feels he has missed out on a number of players and that the club are being slow to pursue his more recent recommendations.The Serb was speaking after Fulham’s draw with Cardiff at the Cottage, where 16-year-old Whites full-back Ryan Sessegnon scored.Ryan Sessegnon scored in Fulham’s drawMeanwhile, Chelsea came from behind to win 2-1 at Watford with goals from Michy Batshuayi and Diego Costa.Cesc Fabregas came on as a substitute for the Blues and was praised afterwards by boss Antonio Conte.Conte also confirmed after the game that he is keen to sign a defender before the end of the transfer window.Earlier, Chelsea’s Under-18s lost 3-2 at Southampton.Michy Batshuayi scored for Chelsea at Vicarage RpadThere were defeats today for QPR and Brentford, who lost to Preston and Rotherham respectively.It was a second away loss out of two for the Bees, who paid the price for missing early chances.And Rangers went down 2-0 to Preston at Loftus Road, where skipper Nedum Onuoha scored an own goal.Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink suggested tiredness was a factor in his team’s below-par display. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bad Assumptions Confuse Geological Ages and Processes

first_img(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The best models in a scientific field can be overturned at any time when someone takes a critical look at the underlying assumptions.Geologists have trouble understanding events that happen right before their eyes. Live Science shows them struggling to understand the effects of water on lava. Science Daily says that scientists don’t understand why lightning bolts tend to be more powerful over salt water. How much harder is it to explain processes taking thousands or millions of years? Geologists can build models, but their assumptions can make the best models subject to ruin.California dreaming: A river in southern California was thought to show slow, periodic buildup of terraces along its banks over many years. A paper in the GSA Bulletin tells the tale:In the North Fork of the San Gabriel River, an arid bedrock landscape in the San Gabriel Mountains, California, a series of prominent fill terraces was previously related to climate-change–induced pulses of hillslope sediment supply that temporarily and repeatedly overwhelmed river transport capacity during the Quaternary.That was then. Geologists took a closer look and changed that tale completely.Based on field observations, digital topographic analysis, and dating of Quaternary deposits, we suggest instead that valley aggradation was spatially confined to the North Fork San Gabriel Canyon and was a consequence of the sudden supply of unconsolidated material to upstream reaches by one of the largest known landslides in the San Gabriel Mountains.It could have happened in one day or one hour. Does this have implications for the interpretation of other locales? You bet. “Our study highlights the potential for valley aggradation by debris flows in arid bedrock landscapes downstream of landslides that occupy headwater areas.”Positive feedback: When you picture a mountain arising slowly, you might overlook an important fact. The strain on the rock makes it weaker. Other geologists writing in the GSA Bulletin started to take that into consideration, and found that the strain dramatically speeds up erosion. It speeds up detachment of blocks of material, making them easier for rivers to carry away. More strain produces more strain, and more erosion.The subsequent rapid erosion of exposed shear zones reforms the topographic stress field in a way that encourages continued accommodation of strain, a positive feedback response that becomes more prominent with greater shear damage.A cautionary tale: Seashells are a “mainstay for reconstructing ocean-climate change and carbon cycle dynamics,” three geologists explain in the GSA Bulletin. Noticing the assumption that the white, opaque shells are best for dating, they wondered if the effects of diagenesis (rock formation) had been taken into consideration. They hadn’t. The geologists decided to compare dates of opaque shells with translucent shells:Results support a diagenetic mechanism as opaque shells yield 14C ages invariably older and trace element ratios consistently higher than those of translucent shells.The radiocarbon dates of shells taken from the same horizon, in fact, differed by as much as 22,000 years. What will this do to climate change models?These results demonstrate that the use of translucent foraminifera enhances reproducibility and accuracy of 14C ages by minimizing the deleterious effects of diagenesis. This study serves as a cautionary tale since white, opaque foraminifera are common in pelagic sediments, and 14C ages derived from their ostensibly well-preserved shells can lead to discrepancies in the timing of Quaternary climate events and ocean circulation reconstructions.These geologists now think that the translucent shells give better dates, but why? Do the new assumptions give a better fit to preferred models? It seems so. They say that the translucent-shell dates are “congruent with the established age ranges for these climate events,” such as the accepted “Last Glacial Maximum” (LGM).Not that it matters, but the acronym LGM appeared in another case of scientific reversal back in 1967, this time in astronomy. Antony Hewish and Jocelyn Bell discovered regular pulses coming from a star in space, later identified as a new class of star called a pulsar. They thought they had discovered “Little Green Men” and called the star LGM-1.Geologists are too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing. Now they know all about diagenesis, orogeny and radiocarbon for good. It won’t happen again.Scientists need to be constantly reminded of the vulnerability of their models to bad assumptions. It’s not as bad for repeatable observations like Faraday made in the physics lab as it is for unrepeatable, unobservable events from prehistory, where the best you can do is compare present processes with similar-looking effects in the field. In over 15 years of reporting, we have seen many, many assumptions overthrown, sometimes to very significant models. We remember one case where a rock that had been dated to the oldest end of the geologic column was reassigned to the youngest!Even if these three cases are not that damaging – even if they allow geologists to maintain their evolutionary timeline with a few well-placed tweaks – they illustrate the problem that there are usually more unknowns than scientists like to acknowledge. “Now we know” are the famous last words of many a failed paradigm. You can rearrange the deck chairs for a better fit, but that doesn’t mean the deck of underlying assumptions is robust. Nor does it mean that the ship of your underlying worldview assumptions can withstand the blows of the next iceberg. Just remember that collapsing decks and sinking ships tend to carry a lot of other baggage down with them.last_img read more

Join the 30-day countdown celebration!

first_img10 May 2010 Johannesburg residents have been invited to join Brand South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup™ 30-day countdown celebration on Tuesday, with The People’s Bus set to lead a procession of Diski Dancers, Harley Davidson Bikers and celebrities from Newtown to Soweto. The Bree Taxi Rank, Noord Taxi Rank, Gandhi Square, Jabulani Mall and Maponya Mall will be the places to be for Brand South Africa’s celebratory procession marking just one month until the kick-off of Africa’s first Fifa World Cup™. The People’s Bus will lead a procession including a Joburg Tourism rig, Harley Davidson bikers and the Metro Police from Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown to Maponya Mall, with South African celebrities Athur, Chomee, Slikour and Sugarmaxx contributing to the programme. En route, people will be able to join in the procession, with prizes to be won. “We encourage South Africans to be great hosts,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said in a statement on Monday. “Let’s show the world our warmth, friendliness and love of the game. “We should all fly the flag, sing the national anthem with pride, learn the Diski Dance, and celebrate Football Fridays.” To mark the countdown milestone, Matola said, South Africans should “bring along your Diski Dance moves, as well as your knowledge about all things football. Most of all, though, bring all your uniquely South African passion and energy”. The People’s Bus offers an interactive 10-minute tour that includes Fifa World Cup team facts and trivia, foosball table fun, and a mini-cinema showing unforgettable moments from previous tournaments. On exiting the bus, good luck messages – that will be posted on the Brand South Africa and Bafana Bafana website – can be added to the bus message board. Catch the procession at the following times and places: 08h30-09h00: Bree Taxi Rank, Newtown09h30-10h00: Noord Taxi Rank, Newtown11h00-12h00: Gandhi Square, Newtown13h00-14h00: Community drive through Zola and Jabulani Mall surrounding areas14h30-15h30: Jabulani Mall, Soweto17h00-18h00: Maponya Mall, Soweto SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Twitter

first_imgselena larson Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Apple#Tim Cook#twitter Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined Twitter. His account describes him as “CEO Apple, Fan of Auburn football and Duke basketball.” The account’s first followers included Apple exec support engineer @axelj, marketing chief @pschiller and Twitter employee @miguelrios.He joins the Twittersphere just in time to enjoy the maelstrom of Apple-related tweets surrounding the iPhone launch. The timing is probably no coincidence, with the iPhone 5s and 5c reaching stores today.The Twitter account still lacks the blue check mark that designates a verified account, but Apple told CNBC that @tim_cook is, in fact, Apple’s fearless leader.UPDATE: Tim Cook’s Twitter account is verified. He now has over 34,000 followers and that number is rapidly growing. last_img read more

Totally focused

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Fernandez was promoted to chief trainer when Pacquiao clashed with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse last year, but the rehiring of Roach for the Broner bout has obviously put his best buddy in the back seat again.Pacquiao, though, was quick to dismiss this, saying that his team is stronger than ever.“We know each other very well. Team Pacquiao is strong,” said Pacquiao when somebody asked why he rehired Roach for the Jan. 19 fight despite dropping him following a disastrous loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.Pacquiao said he wanted to give Fernandez a chance to become the head trainer for the fight against Matthysse. And Fernandez passed with flying colors as Pacquiao scored his first knockout win in nine years to revive his career.Roach said he was willing to yield the reins to Fernandez, who was his lieutenant in so many triumphs.ADVERTISEMENT Even his rumored bid for the Philippine presidency is far from his mind at the moment.Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao’s best friend, sat in the far corner of the crowded Wild Card Gym while Freddie Roach held the mitts for the world’s one and only eight-division champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsClearly, something is wrong.And when Pacquiao noticed this, he asked Fernandez to join them in the ring, although the Hall-of-Fame trainer Roach continued holding the mitts. PH Azkals, China Dragons coaches put friendship aside MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Manny told me ‘I want him (Fernandez) to be better known as a trainer and when he (Pacquiao) retires, he will have a future in boxing,” said Roach. “So I said I have no problem with that. We will work on that, we have worked together as a team.”Meanwhile, Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency, insisting he remained solely focused on the twilight of his boxing career.The 40-year-old, already a member of the Philippine Senate, has been repeatedly linked to a future run for the presidency in his homeland where he remains a national hero.However, Pacquiao told reporters on Wednesday he had put any future political aspirations on hold as he prepares to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) regular welterweight title against Broner at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.“A lot of people are saying that I can be the next president,” Pacquiao told Agence France-Presse.“But I’m not thinking about that. Whatever path that God gives to me, I will fulfill it.”“I haven’t spoken to him about running for president but he wants to help the people and the best way to help people is to be the boss,” Roach told reporters.For the time being though, Pacquiao insists he is not looking past Broner.Broner on Wednesday put a touch of drama to his upcoming fight with Pacquiao by not showing up for media workout day.Broner, the 29-year-old nicknamed “The Problem,” flew over from South Beach, Florida, where he had his training camp. —WITH A REPORT FROM AFP SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Manny Pacquiao, right, works out with trainer Freddie Roach at a boxing club in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Pacquiao is scheduled to defend his WBA welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao doesn’t want to be distracted by the antics of Adrien Broner.Neither is he paying much attention to a seeming animosity brewing in his corner.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

Man Utd team news & likely line-up

first_imgManchester United Man Utd Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Stoke City Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 14:50 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marcus Rashford Manchester United Leicester City Premier League Getty Manchester United Premier League Stoke City v Manchester United Stoke City Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday evening Jose Mourinho has reiterated a number of times during Manchester United’s positive start to this season that his side also started last term like a house on fire. Just as 12 months ago United have three wins from three under their belts so far, and the Portuguese will be keen for the Red Devils not to replicate the three successive losses which followed.United head for Stoke on Saturday a very different team to the one which lost to Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford a year ago though, with the increased pace, power and organisation added to the squad this year having contributed to three convincing victories thus far. And with Marcus Rashford having stood out for England in midweek too, Mourinho has plenty of reasons to be hopeful of continued good form in the weeks to come.United 6/1 to beat Stoke 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The game at the bet365 Stadium presents a crucial league fixture just three days before United return to Champions League action for the first time in almost two years against Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday.MAN UTD INJURIESLuke Shaw has made two appearance for United’s under-23 side in recent weeks as he returns from a foot ligament injury. Following a 58-minute appearance in a 1-1 draw with Swansea in Leigh, he turned in a full 90-minute showing against Tottenham at Stevenage which saw United’s second string lose 3-1.Ashley Young also played in the first of those games, and he is another player who could add to Jose Mourinho’s stocks as United look to use the full depth of their squad with games coming up thick and fast.Marcos Rojo is due out until the end of the year with an ACL knee injury, although he is now back in light training alongside the first team so could step up his rehabilitation in the coming weeks, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is another who could be out for a period of some months still despite having been named in United’s Champions League group stage squad.Luke Shaw Manchester United 2017MAN UTD SUSPENSIONS United will not have anyone suspended for this league encounter, with the European bans to be served by Phil Jones and Eric Bailly in midweek their only pending concerns.Stoke City Manchester United oddsMAN UTD POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPJose Mourinho has made only one change so far this season, with Anthony Martial replacing Marcus Rashford for the 2-0 win over Leicester City last time out. Rashford could well receive a recall for the trip to Stoke after starring in England’s 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley on Monday, but there could also be other minor changes made by the United boss.With the Champions League visit of Basel three days away, Mourinho could revert to type by making subtle alterations to his team in order to save the legs of some of those he has in mind for a starting berth on Tuesday.There will be no changes at the heart of defence though, with Eric Bailly and Phil Jones starting against Mark Hughes’ side ahead of their enforced lay-offs in midweek. Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof have already been slated to start against Basel and will sit out this game in preparation.Man Utd poss XISTOKE CITY TEAM NEWS Stoke have had the ultimate mixed start to the Premier League season, with their opening-day loss to Everton at Goodison Park having been followed up with a narrow victory against Arsenal thanks to Jese Rodriguez’s debut goal. Last time out they ended West Brom’s 100 per cent start with a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns.Jese’s impact has been one of the high points of the Potters’ campaign so far, while the form of former United midfielder Darren Fletcher following his move from West Brom has also given them a huge boost. However, the Scot was forced to withdraw from his national side’s fixtures against Lithuania and Malta due to a knee injury last week. He is back in training with Stoke but could be touch-and-go to return on Saturday.Summer signing Eric Choupo-Moting is expected to be fit enough to at least take a place on the bench after missing Cameroon’s World Cup qualifiers this week with a hamstring problem.Darren Fletcher HDBEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Stoke are unbeaten in their last four home Premier League games against Manchester United (W2 D2) since losing four of their first five between 2008-09 and 2012-13. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United’s win percentage in the Premier League against Stoke was 90% (won nine out of 10) – since he left in May 2013, they’ve won three out of eight; a win ratio of 37.5%. Coming in to this matchday, Manchester United will have ended 27 days at the top of the Premier League table this season – more than the total of the previous four seasons combined (16 days). The Red Devils have scored four goals from substitutes so far this season; more than any other Premier League team (Martial x2, Rashford and Fellaini). In 2016-17, they only scored six goals through subs in 38 games. Mourinho has lost his fourth league match of the season in four of the last five seasons (W1), with his first defeat as Manchester United boss coming on the fourth Premier League matchday against Man City last season. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has provided five assists in his first three Premier League games this season. Only two players have provided six assists in their first four Premier League apps of the season – Thierry Henry in 2004-05 and Cesc Fabregas in 2014-15. Saido Berahino hasn’t scored a Premier League goal since 27th February 2016, with his current drought extending to 1823 minutes (over 30 hours of action). TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME The match is being televised live on BT Sport 1 in the UK and kicks off at 17:30BST, with TV coverage beginning 30 minutes prior. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Dalglish hails Klopp’s market work: They’re all successful

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Dalglish hails Klopp’s market work: They’re all successfulby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has hailed the work in the transfer market of Jurgen Klopp.Klopp brought in four new players in the summer transfer window, spending over £150million.“Virgil came in at a very important time, stamped his authority on it,” Dalglish said on Sky Sports. “He’s a great presence and he’s really produced the goods since he’s come in in January.“It might have been a lot of money but they got £140m for [Philippe] Coutinho.“They went out and spent some on Virgil, some on the goalkeeper – by the way, two great signings.“I think it’s important also that it’s Virgil’s first full season, the goalkeeper’s first full season.”Fabinho’s kicking on and starting to get his feet, starting to play well.“Keita the same, Shaqiri comes on and scores two against Manchester United.“When you sign players, it’s great to see them be successful.” last_img read more

9 months agoMilik: Napoli can match Juventus

first_imgMilik: Napoli can match Juventusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli striker Arkadiusz Milik insists they can match Juventus.Milik believes the runaway Serie A leaders can still be caught.He said, “Coming back after two injuries and being at your best isn’t easy. My knee injuries took me out of shape, so I have to get back to my best and keep growing.“We can all do better. I’m happy with what I’m right doing now, but let’s look ahead. We want to go all the way this season and anything is still possible.“We’re strong, so why don’t we try to stop Juventus? Let’s look ahead to the games we have coming up.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more