Bodac Boosts Underwater Mine Disposal Portfolio

first_imgExplosive ordnance risk mitigation expert Bodac has collaborated with ECS Special Projects to design an underwater mine disposal system.According to the company, the system retains all the main characteristic of the Cobra mine disposal system, and meets DEF Standards, International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG), International Mine Action Standards (IMAS), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines.With this system Bodac said it can conduct underwater render safe procedures, recovery or disposal of explosive ordnance (EO) in a safe, cost and time efficient manner.Auke van der Velde, EOD manager BODAC B.V., said: “We started the process of development 8 months ago together with ECS Special Projects Ltd. Operations director Steve Randall and his team were highly motivated and brought the end product to the next level in an efficient manner producing a new generation underwater disposal system for dealing with remnants of war.“last_img read more

Jim Rose: Andrew Little’s view put to test by world trends

first_imgNZ Herald 24 August 2018Family First Comment: A fascinating article on crime and imprisonment…“The economic and sociology literatures unite on the idea that an immediate penalty such as quick arrest and fast commitment to prison, even for a brief time, is a solid deterrent. There is much more debate about whether longer sentences deter, but good agreement that immediate prison time deters. The deterrent effect of prison bites faster and harder.….Bigger prison populations deserve some credit for murder rates and crime in general in the US halving since 1991. On the softer side of the coin, violent and property crime have increased by so much in Europe despite generous welfare states, shorter prison terms and nicely appointed prisons that crime rates apart from homicide are worse in Europe than in the US.”COMMENT:Italy has been good enough to road-test Andrew Little’s proposals to cut the prison population by 30 per cent. Italy has mass pardons of prisoners.If you believe as Andrew Little appears to do, that prisons are a training academy for criminals, and longer sentences increase reoffending because prisoners are released even more brutalised by prison, releasing prisoners immediately in a mass pardon tests your ideas about deterrence versus brutalisation.A mass pardon immediately frees prisoners from that brutalisating training ground for further crime — and makes clear what will happen if a lot fewer criminals are in prison today versus yesterday.Does locking up criminals reduce crime simply by keeping them off the streets?In its unexpected mass pardon in 2006 to reduce prison overcrowding Italy released one third of its prisoners, those with less than three years to serve, but with a twist. If they reoffended within five years, they would serve the remainder of their old sentence too.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12112481&ref=twitterlast_img read more

Kenneth Jackson

first_imgKenneth Jackson, 90, of Osgood passed away at 6:00pm Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. He was born at Versailles, Indiana on May 1, 1926 the son of Marshall and Estelle Fox Jackson. Kenneth married Pauline Schearer on November 1, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana and she preceded him in death on March 4, 1998. Survivors include one son James (Reyna), two daughters; Joyce (Gene) Wagner and Jeanne (Bob) DeBurger all of Osgood; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; one brother Marion Jackson of Terre Haute, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters; Neva Rea, Naomi Ruth Carter and Margaret Estel Jobst, two brothers; Willard Samuel and Hubert Jackson. Mr. Jackson worked for International Harvester in Indianapolis, but his true love was working with wood as a general carpenter and as a farmer for William Neal Sr., Doug Thayer and Greg Wehr and as well as his own farm. Kenneth was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church. The Funeral will be on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will be Sunday from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation, Tanglewood Cemetery, Fishes and Loaves Community Food Pantry in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Man Utd join PSG in transfer race for Super Eagles midfielder

first_img PSG have also identified Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko as potential targets. Signing Ndidi will not come cheap with the player contracted at the King Power until 2024. Leicester landed him for £17million in 2016 and will demand at least £45m for his signature. Just last month Ndidi revealed how he has no plans to leave East Midlands in the immediate future. read also:PSG want Leicester midfielder Ndidi over Bakayoko He told ESPN: “We are doing well and I am enjoying myself here. I still have a contract with Leicester. “I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I am doing okay here so no need to go anywhere.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Loading… center_img Paris Saint-Germain have joined Manchester United in the race to land Leicester star Wilfred Ndidi, according to reports. Super Eagles and Leicester city ace wilfred ndidi The Foxes star is hot property this summer following another excellent season marshalling Brendan Rodgers’ midfield. His dominant displays sparked speculation that United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ready to make his move at the end of the season. They were backed by Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand who urged the boss to land the Nigerian and add steel to the squad. But according to ESPN, their task has been made even more difficult with French champions PSG interested. The mega-rich side are in the market to land a midfield enforcer and have Ndidi at the top of their shortlist.Advertisementlast_img read more

Two voting sessions planned to elect 28 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational starters

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Twenty-eight of the 30 starters for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational will be elected in a pair of polling sessions this summer.Three drivers from each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds will be elected during polling from July 24-27; 13 more will be elected from an at-large pool of the next 25 top vote recipients be­tween July 31 and Aug. 3.All voting will be conducted through the IMCA Facebook page. One hundred and fifteen drivers are currently vote eligible for the 14th annual Invitational, to be held Sept. 8 during the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.The final qualifying event will be the July 20 Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour show at Knox­ville Raceway.“We will notify All-Star drivers immediately after each round of voting and confirm they will be able to attend Super Nationals,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “What has necessitated shorter voting periods this year is the time needed to tailor awards, namely the Velocita firesuits, that All-Stars receive.”Completing the starting grid for the 30-lapper will be All-Star candidates with the top national point to­tal and the most 40-point feature wins as of Aug. 31 competing at Super Nationals.All-Star drivers also receive mini-replica drive shafts from event title sponsor Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange.The event pays $1,000 to win and $200 to start.As of June 29 and by home region, the 121 drivers qualified for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot include:Larry Shaw Racing Western Region – Ricky Alvarado, Randy Artz, Chaz Baca, Tanner Black, Randy Brown, Cody Burke, John Campos, Mark Carrell, Kellen Chadwick, Rick Childress Jr., Chris Clark, Casey Delp, Ethan Dotson, Logan Drake, Chase Hansen, Bobby Hogge IV, Eddie Kirchoff, Danny Lauer, Ryan McDaniel, Jeremy Meirhofer, Joel Myers, Jeff Olschowka, Cory Sample, Robby Sawyer, Brian Schultz, Paul Stone, Ricky Thornton Jr., Nick Trenchard, Jesse Williamson, Collen Winebarger and Justen Yeager.Razor Chassis South Central Region – Dean Abbey, Dean Deming, Neal Flowers, William Gould, Kevin Green, Matt Guillaume, Brandon Hood, Josh McGaha, Kevin Sustaire, Eric Tomlinson and Fred Wojtek.Jet Racing Central Region – Drew Armstrong, Eddie Belec, Steven Bowers Jr., Brady Coen, Tate Cole, Curtis Cook, Ryan Gaylord, Jordan Grabouski, Justin Gregg, John Hansen, Daryl Hay, Corey Lagroon, Hunter McDonald, Hunter Marriott, Aaron Monie, Jeremy Payne, Anthony Roth, Johnny Scott, Jeff Taylor, Jesse Taylor, Cole Traugott and Justin Zeitner.Side Biter Chassis North Central Region – Chris Abelson, Austin Arneson, Eric Barnes, Josh Beaulieu, Kyle Brown, John Corell, Troy Cordes, Mark Dahl, Eric Dailey, Russ Dickerson, Tracy Domagala, Corey Dripps, Tyler Droste, Greg Durbin, Patrick Flannagan, Jimmy Gustin, Richie Gustin, Mike Hansen, Mat Hollerich, Jeff James, Mike Jergens, Justin Kay, Billy Kendall, Kurt Kile, Benji LaCrosse, Eric Martini, Colt Mather, Bob Moore, Brian Mullen, Jay Noteboom, Tad Reutzel, Rob Rose, Joel Rust, Ryan Ruter, Lucas Schott, Mark Schulte, Marlyn Seidler, Kelly Shryock, Todd Shute, Jesse Sobbing, Ricky Stephan, Tim Ward, Jeff Waterman, Mike Wedelstadt, Spencer Wilson, Jason Wolla and Marcus Yarie.Dirt Works Eastern Region – Chance Allen, Jason Barnhill, Matt Cole, Myron DeYoung, Keith Lamphere, Chaz Pray, Kyle Rutkoski, Kyle Strickler, A.J. Ward and Will Ward.last_img read more

TTFA must explain missing US$2.3m from Home of Football project claims board member

first_imgTRINIDAD and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) board member Keith Look Loy has claimed there will be questions for the association to answer after an audit of the finances of the Home of Football project has revealed a shortfall of US$2.3m (TT$16m).According to reports, the discrepancy stems from the number of contracts currently at the association’s headquarters and the budget for the controversial project.Look Loy had turned to the High Court after failing to get the requested information from the association.  The court ruled in his favour and order the TTFA to furnish Look Loy with the TTFA ledger for the period of November 2015 to present and contributions of FIFA, TTFA and the government for the Home of Football. The TTFA was also ordered to hand over the overall budget for the names of all bidding companies or parties in connection with the project, the TTFA personnel who selected contractors and sub-contractors for the project and the name of the project manager; the names of contractors and sub-contractors engaged; the quantum, duration and terms of all contractors associated with the project and the current financial and construction status of the project.According to Look Loy, the results were surprising.“When I added up the quantum of what was stated in the contracts, the grand total was TT$3.189 million; but the grand total of the FIFA contribution for the Home of Football was US$2.75 million or TT$19.25 million,” Look Loy told Wired868.com.“So I don’t know how they plan to explain that shortfall, but the gap is over $16 million!”According to the online publication, TTFA president David John Williams or any other members of the organisation is yet to respond to queries surrounding the allegations.last_img read more

Syracuse community reacts to win over Montana State

first_img Published on December 22, 2015 at 9:08 pm [View the story “Syracuse community reacts to win over Montana State” on Storify] Comments Related Stories Fast reaction: Syracuse thrives down low in blowout win over Montana StateSyracuse thrashes Montana State 82-60 after sluggish 1st halfGrade Syracuse’s performance against Montana State and vote for the player of the gamecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Alan Brogan has announced retirement from inter county football

first_imgIt’s reported that John Hardiman has pulled out of the race to become Galway hurling manager.The move comes as a surprise following Hardiman’s success with Sarsfields in the county championship this season.Interviews for the position will take place in the next week or so. His last was in this years victory over Kerry when he came on as a sub and scored a point.Meanwhile former Kerry forward Declan O’Sullivan has announced his retirement from the club game.The South Kerry player made the announcement after his knee surgery this morning.last_img read more

UFC 246: Check out the new promo video for ‘McGregor vs Cowboy’ on Jan. 18 in Las Vegas

first_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 3rd January, 2020 22:38 IST Raj Sarkar We are just a few days away from Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone fight. The non-title mega-fight has caught everyone’s attention ever since its official announcement. And now, we have a brand new promo. UFC has recently posted a promo from their official Twitter handle and fans are drooling over it.Also Read | UFC 246: Date, Venue, Fight Card And All You Need To Know About 2020’s First PPVUFC 246: Another promo for 2020’s first PPVConor McGregor and Donald Cerrone are two of the most feared fighters on the roster. They’ve had a bad run in recent times. However, the upcoming fight between both the men is going to define their MMA career. They are confident about surpassing each other. The UFC 246 promo reflects the same mindset and it brings to the fore some of the deadliest moments of Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone inside a UFC octagon. The promo begins with some of the biggest moments of Conor McGregor’s MMA career. Then, it suddenly takes a turn and we can see Donald Cerrone’s vicious strikes over his opponents. Take a look at the promo before we head towards UFC 246.Also Read | UFC: Conor McGregor’s Diet Plan Ahead Of 2020 Comeback Will Inspire You FOLLOW US COMMENT LIVE TV Also Read | Conor McGregor Vs Donald Cerrone: Fan Makes Mindblowing Promo Ahead Of UFC 246UFC 246: Conor McGregor vs Donald CerroneUFC 246 is going to go live from T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on January 18, 2020. However, India will get to see the fight on 19th January at 8:30 AM. The early preliminary card will begin at 4:45 AM (IST) followed by the prelims at 6:30 AM (IST). The main card of the event will begin from 8:30 AM (IST) with Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone as the main event. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 22:38 IST UFC 246: Check Out The New Promo Video For ‘McGregor Vs Cowboy’ On Jan. 18 In Las Vegas UFC has recently posted a new promo for their upcoming PPV UFC 246. Take a look at some of the best moments of Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone in UFC. No better way to open a decade!🇮🇪 @TheNotoriousMMA vs 🤠 @CowboyCerrone1️⃣7️⃣ DAYS AWAY! #UFC246 pic.twitter.com/vxdXo0w08C— UFC (@ufc) January 1, 2020 Also Read | Conor McGregor’s Coach Warns Donald Cerrone Ahead Of Their Main Event Clash At UFC 246Also Read | Conor McGregor And Donald Cerrone’s UFC 246 Fight Had Its Roots In 2015 And Here Is How last_img read more

NBA GMs expect D’Angelo Russell to shine for Lakers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error West shared insight on his daily routine as a player, the Lakers’ 33-game winning streak in the 1971-72 season and losing in eight out of nine NBA Finals. Rookie forward Brandon Ingram called the experience “eye-opening.”The Lakers have also featured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Elgin Baylor and Gail Goodrich. They plan to have Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal speak as well.“They come in here and talk about the banners and the new era,” Ingram said. “It gives us motivation to look up at all the banners every single day. I think that’s motivation for us to try to be the next big team.”Walton played nine of his 10 NBA seasons as a key reserve for the Lakers, though he has stayed away from talking about his career.“If we’re in a special setting in the film room and bringing an all-time legend, I’m all for it,” Walton said. “If we’re out here on the court, I don’t want ‘heyday stories’ going on. Former players had our time. This is these guys’ time. It should be all about them and what they’re doing.”Personnel updateWalton faces a “really tough” decision for the Lakers’ preseason finale against Phoenix. Will he tighten his rotation or expand minutes to players fighting for a roster spot?The Lakers will have to trim their 17-player roster to 15 by Wednesday’s season opener against Houston. The candidates will be Thomas Robinson, Metta World Peace and Yi Jianlian, all of whom have non-guaranteed deals.Injury updateThe Lakers ruled out veteran guard Jose Calderon for Friday. He has missed the past two exhibitions with a strained left calf. Center Timofey Mozgov is questionable after sitting out Thursday’s practice with a sore tailbone. “I just want a winning season,” Russell said. “I’m not really about myself right now. It’s about winning.”Lakers coach Luke Walton has called for Russell to balance his scoring and passing instincts, while also sharpening defensive principles. Yet, Walton has made Russell feel empowered in various ways, including his free-flowing offense and encouraging Russell to make plays as he sees fit. Walton also has expressed optimism Russell will excel defensively.“D’Angelo can have a good season,” Walton said. “Just having that first year under his belt, you can see what the NBA season is like and you can make adjustments to your game. I think that experience and the work he’s put in this offseason so far is going to lead him to have a successful season.”Words of wisdomThe messages could prove as long-lasting as Jerry West’s likeness on the NBA logo. West, an advisor for the Golden State Warriors, spoke to the Lakers on Thursday as part of the team’s efforts in featuring its Hall-of-Fame players as speakers.center_img The barriers no longer stand in front of D’Angelo Russell. He has a coach who will develop him more with positive reinforcement than frequent criticism. He is now leading a Lakers team instead of deferring to a Hall-of-Fame teammate. He also has an extra year of experience that taught him various lessons in work habits, maturity and basketball expertise.But even if Russell feels empowered in his second season, he does not feel encouraged that unnamed general managers voted him fourth in an NBA.com poll on which players are most likely to have a breakout season.“It don’t matter to me,” Russell said. “It’s still up to me to perform. GMs aren’t playing.”Russell maintained he would feel more impressed if general managers predicted he would win an NBA championship, win a regular-season or Finals MVP award or become the league’s most improved player. He enters the Lakers’ preseason finale against the Phoenix Suns on Friday at Honda Center averaging a team-leading 17.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and 5.3 assists in 29.5 minutes per game.last_img read more