Damen to Deliver Its 1st Service Operations Vessel to Bibby

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgBibby Marine Services Limited, part of Bibby Line Group, signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for delivery of its first Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with walk-to-work access.The vessel, Bibby WaveMaster 1, will undertake offshore wind project work in the North Sea.According to Damen, this is the first vessel purpose-built for the transfer and accommodation of offshore personnel and aims to maximise working time and staff retention.“The design guarantees fast, safe and comfortable access to turbines, at lower cost, up to 80% of the time, including in worst case scenario Central North Sea conditions, resulting in a vessel capable of providing access up to 3.1 metre Hs,” Damen claims.The SOV with walk-to-work access is able to remain at sea for periods up to one month. Accommodation is provided on board for up to 45 turbine maintenance personnel and 15 crew members. “The development of this vessel has started with a blank sheet of paper, as opposed to being an evolved version of an existing design. It has been tailored specifically to the needs of the offshore wind industry. This is the first time that a wind farm operations and maintenance vessel has been designed exclusively for this purpose. Great care has been taken, over 2 years of development, to ensure suitability to the tasks for which it is designed,” says Damen Business Development Manager, Peter Robert.The vessel’s hull, at 90 metres, is longer than that of a conventional platform supply vessel and the bow section has been lowered by 1.5 metres to create a V-shape, cutting slamming and facilitating inclusion and improved offshore operation of the bow thrusters.The aft ship has been adapted specifically to the tasks that the vessel is designed for, including stern to waves operations. The design includes a diesel-electric main propulsion system, which powers twin azimuth thrusters.“The symmetric profile is created by locating the superstructure amidships instead of bow mounted. Because of this, the wind induced moment is less, resulting in lower required bow thruster power. The four split configuration of the main switchboard enables us to divide the generator sets more efficiently than in conventional arrangements with two switchboards,” adds Mr Robert.last_img read more


Liverpool still hungry for success, team captain Henderson says

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgWinning the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) title has not quelled Liverpool’s hunger for silverware, team captain Jordan Henderson said on Friday.The England international said the Reds would continue to push for trophies in the new season.Liverpool ended their 30-year wait for a top-flight title last season, finishing 18 points clear of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.Henderson, who made 30 appearances in the league before being sidelined by a knee injury, has challenged his team mates to continue improving.“We need to go again, to be better, to keep that desire, that hunger and that competitiveness as we’ve shown over the last few years,” the England midfielder told Liverpool’s website.“Just keep going and win as many trophies as we can, because we’ve proven that over the last few years we’re a top, top team. That’s all down to hard work and dedication.”“I’m really excited to see what we can do this season, another big season for us.”The Jurgen Klopp-coached Liverpool face English FA Cup champions Arsenal in the Community Shield on Saturday before beginning their Premier League title defense against Leeds United on Sept. 12.“We’ve got to be right at it, come that first game, and we’ve got another chance to win silverware. After that, the Premier League starts pretty quick. So, we need to be ready,” Henderson added.last_img read more


Fox cancels Lil Rel-starring comedy ‘Rel’ after one season

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — The freshman Fox comedy Lil Rel has officially been cancelled.According to Deadline, Fox has decided to the end the Lil Rel Howery-starring series after only one season. The show, loosely based on the life of Howery, was executive-produced by comic and writer Jerrod Carmichael, who starred with Rel on the now defunct NBC series The Carmichael Show.It followed Rel as an arrogant, successful man who believed that “great things will come” if you believe in yourself. However, his ideology was put to the test after he learned his wife cheated on him with his barber.The series also starred comedian-actor Sinbad as Lil Rel’s father, as well as social media star Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore, and Jordan L. Jones.Rel took to Instagram to share the news and thank fans for their support.“I want to thank all the loyal 2 million plus people that tuned in every week to my show… I’m so proud of what we did and it was a dream come true,” he wrote, captioning an image of the Deadline article. “I got a chance to not only create a show based off my material and some real life events, I got to work and create magic with my friends… God is so good and I’m truly blessed.”He continued, “Thanks again for the huge opportunity and it’s on to the next one… I learned a lot and it’s still a huge accomplishment for me to pull this off… I wanted to make a dramatic comedy with heart and I did that… I know I made you proud Mom!!!!!! #REL.”20th Century Fox – which produced Rel – is now a part of Disney, ABC’s parent company.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Galway Athletics Report

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgAll Ireland combined events The All Ireland Schools combined events were held in Athlone IT over the weekendBrendan Lynch of St Brigid’s College, Loughrea won the Senior Boys event with a score of 3200 and clocked 4 personal bests along the way in a superb display of all round athletics. Lynch started with the 60m hurdles running8.79, threw 10.1 metres in the Shot, put in a huge Long Jump of 6.07m, and finished by sprinting the 200m in 23.30 and doing the 800m in 2.10.95. Ben Garrard of Craughwell AC finished 4th with 2900points in the same event.Laura Cunningham of Presentation Athenry finished 3rd and claimed bronze in the Senior Girls event with a total of 2392 points.There were other good performances from Ryan McNelis of Athenry who finished 5th in the Inter Boys, Eoghan Jennings of Carraroe who placed seventh in Junior boys, and his brother Daragh who was fifth in the Minor Boys event.Corofin AC 8k Corofin AC hosts their annual 8k road race this Sunday 5th November. The race starts and finishes in the village of Corofin at 2pm and takes a flat fast route. Race entrants are asked to assemble at the local Community Centre (Dr. Duggan Hall) at 1:50pm prior to being directed to the start line.Entry fee of €15. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 200 entrants.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Corrib AC Run with the Wind racesCorrib Athletic Club hosted the fourth edition of their Run Like the Wind 4k and 8k Races, at the newly opened Galway Wind Park Saturday last. Seamus Leddy of GCH made a welcome return to action winning the 4k race, in 15.16 with his clubmate Jean O’Connor first lady home, James Maher of Templemore AC won the 8k race in a time of 28.45, with David Carter second in 30.18 and former Irish international Deirdre Byrne third, and first lady home in 30.42. Galway City Harriers Senior Ladies team retained their National title with an incredible display of distance running.This year’s squad comprised of Grainne Ni Uallachain, Elaine Walsh, and Siobhan Egan, and the squad each ran outstanding races. Ni Uallachain and Walsh both broke the 3-hour barrier running 2.58 and2.59 respectively, taking National individual category medals as well, while Egan knocked five minutes off her previous best to clock 3.03 and also win a bronze 035 category medal.There were other good performances from Tara Whyte, a recent GCH signing who ran 3.08, while Eilis Ni Dhuill also GCH clocked 3.12 in her first marathon. Tammie Corrigan of Athenry AC looked at ease running a super time of 3.10.Jerome Debize of GCH was first Galway man over the line, running a solid 2 hours 44 minutes, with Culain O’Meara also of the city club having a great day at the office clocking 2.50, with other sub three-hour performances coming from Diarmuid Hennessy 2.55, Gerry Carty, 2.55, Jimmy Ward 2.56, Padraig McHugh 2.58 and Tony O’Connor 2.58, all of GCH. Kieran Staunton of Athenry AC continued his excellent form running 2.52.Martin Kearney of GCH won the National title contenders at Individual level at O60 age groups, running a personal best of 3 hours 2 minutes to do so. Michael Greene also of GCH won bronze at Over 65, running 3.35.Frankfurt MarathonAt the Frankfurt Marathon held Sunday last, Athenry AC’s Jane Ann Meehan put on the performance of the weekend, clocking a superb 2 hours 50 minutes, while clubmate Gearoid Rohan also broke 3 hours, as he clocked 2hrs 53 minutes.Connacht Juvenile and Senior League Cross Country Championships GCH U 16 Boys team. Alvaro Garcia, Barry Murphy, Eoghan Jennings and Cillian Jordan, Connacht Cross Country championsLeitrim Athletics County Board hosted the Connacht Even Age Juvenile Championships and the first day of the Senior League Cross Country Championships for 2017, last Sunday, at Carly/St. Josephs GAA Club, Sligo.Eanna Folan of GCH led home the Senior race with a controlled victory, ahead of Paddy O’Toole of Westport AC, and James Frizzell also GCH in third. The ladies race was won by Adrianna Melia of Longford AC, while Aoife King of GCH was second Junior lady home.At Juvenile level, Aoibheann Fitzpatrick of Ballinasloe and District AC won the U12 Girls race, leading her team to second overall. In the U12 Boys, Mathys Bocquet of Craughwell AC was second overall, while Tuam AC won silver in the team event.At U14 Level, Emma Moore of Galway City Harriers was second girl home, and led GCH to the team title. Oisin Keane of East Galway AC ran a fine second in the U14 Boys race.At U16 level, Eimear Rowe of GCH Claimed bronze in the Girls race, with GCH taking second team, while Sean Cotter of Craughwell AC also won bronze in the U16 Boys. GCH won team gold via Barry Murphy, Alvaro Garcia, Eoghan Jennings and Cillian Jordan.Aaron Brennan of GCH won silver in the U18 Boys, while Sarah Gilhooley of Athenry was third in the U18 Girls. Connacht Primary Schools, Juvenile and Senior League FixturesLongford Athletics County Board will host the Connacht Uneven Age Juvenile Championships for U11s, U 13s, U15s, U17s and U19s, and day two of the Senior League Cross Country Championships for 2017, next Sunday, 5th November in Moyne College, Co. Longford.The Connacht Primary Schools Finals and Adult League races, is now refixed for Saturday 18th November, at St Brigid’s GAA grounds, Kiltoom, Roscommoncenter_img The annual Dublin City Marathon was held last Sunday around the streets of the capital. The event an incorporated the National Marathon championships, and saw some incredible performances from Galway club athletes. Dublin Marathonlast_img read more


Ballinasloe Chess Club Qualify For European Championships

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgIt is a remarkable result for the club who started the competition as seventh seeds and weren’t expected to be in contention for the podium but a dominant third round performance shook up the form book.  Competing in the National Club Championships in the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone, the east Galway club finished third place behind three-in-a-row winners Gonzaga and runners-up Dublin Chess Club.  The team of Denis Ruchko, Thomas Dunne Jr, Jonathan Peoples, George O’Brien, Josef Vezely, John Dunne, Kenneth Higgins and Conor Barrett were slightly the wrong side of their opening game going down 4-2 to Elm Mount but they launched their charge after that.  Ballinasloe Chess Club had the biggest day in their 16-year history on Sunday when they qualified for the European Club Championships in Greece next October.  A 3-3 draw with Trinity College showed they could be dark horses with their stunning performance on Sunday morning defeating Skerries 5.5 to 0.5 put them into the picture.  And they completed an unlikely achievement in their final clash drawing 3-3 with St. Benildus College. center_img The European Club Championships will take place in Rhodes, Greece from October 11th to 19th and Ballinasloe will join the two Dublin outfits in representing Ireland.  While the club has had individuals, including Barrett, play for their country before, it will be the first time they’ve done it as a team.  print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ballinasloe Chess Club was formed in 2002 to compete in Community Games competitions and has gone from strength to strength since.  In 2016, they qualified for Division Two of the Leinster League allowing players to earn FIDE (World) ratings.  And this success is the latest landmark moment in its history. last_img read more


Galway Star Aoife Donoghue lights up Croke Park

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgTommy Devane spoke with Galway Bay Fm’s player of the match Aoife Donoghue.. Galway’s Aoife Donoghue was the star of the show yesterday in the National Camogie League Final against Kilkenny. Donoghue scored three points from play. She says the League was a good preparation for the upcoming Championship knowing that they can match teams like Kilkenny. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img


Spurs fans fed up with Lloris after several errors against Palace

Posted On Aug 2 2020 by

first_imgWhy is Hugo Loris so terrible now? What happened? #tottenham— Michael Yanikoski (@MYanikoski) November 10, 2018 SPURS fans are fed up with Hugo Lloris as the World Cup winning shot-stopper continues to make silly errors during games.The Lilywhites narrowly beat Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to a Juan Foyth goal but several times Lloris went to claim crosses from set-pieces and was continually found nowhere near the ball.2 Fans are growing frustrated with Hugo LlorisFinal straw. Lloris thanks for the memories but cheerio. Times up. #coys— Ed Savitt (@ed_savitt) November 10, 2018 And although Lloris made a superb last-ditch saver from Alexander Sortloth – fans are reaching the end of their tether with the keeper.SunSport reported that the top brass of the north London club are growing angry with the Frenchman – and Nick Pope is a reported target in January.Tottenham may want an alternative immediately as it appears Lloris is not on form and they might need to freshen up competition behind him.Pope, 26, is deemed to be the keeper to provide the competition.2 Kieran Trippier is a huge doubt for England’s upcoming matches after injuring himself for SpursVictory keeps Tottenham in fourth, level on points with Liverpool and Chelsea and two points behind Manchester City – all of whom play tomorrow.However, it’s not all rosy for Spurs fans as Kieran Trippier was subbed off with an injury.The right-back looks set to miss the Three Lions clashes with the USA and Croatia after limping off in the 24th minute.Mauricio Pochettino is next manager to have trouble with his coat on the sidelines as he appears to cut his face open Most overrated keeper to play the game : Hugo Lloris— SamPinnegor (@Sam_pinnegor) November 10, 2018 Lloris flapping at a cross #CRYTOT pic.twitter.com/twRjv7dVr5— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) November 10, 2018last_img read more


Profits at Daniel’s firm top €2.66million in 2017

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgDonegal singer Daniel O’Donnell’s entertainment firm had a slight drop in profits last year, down to €2.66million for 2017.Daniel sits on the board of DOD Promotion Ltd with his wife Majella and niece Patricia Swan.New accounts lodged by the singer to the Companies Office show that DOD Promotions Ltd’s cash pile dropped by €77,014 in 2017. In 2016, the firm had a €123,343 fall in accumulated profits.The company’s finance reports, as revealed in the Irish Independent, show that the company’s current assets also decreased to from €1.76m to €1.52m last year. The fixed assets are valued at €1m.Daniel and Majella are currently in the USA on their American Road Trip for a new RTE travel series. Yesterday, Daniel was honoured with a Humanitarian Award at the Minot Høstfest in North Dakota.The award recognizes people whose efforts have contributed significantly to the betterment of humanity. Daniel was chosen for a place on the 2018 Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame for his entertainment contributions to the festival since 2008 and his work with charitable causes, including the Romanian Challenge Appeal. Profits at Daniel’s firm top €2.66million in 2017 was last modified: September 26th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


DeepDyve: Indexing the Deep Web

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgfrederic lardinois What’s New?DeepDyve launched with a good amount of hype this morning, but after our initial tests, we have come away somewhat disillusioned. Most users who need to search academic sources can already do so through databases like Academic Search Premier, Lexis-Nexis, PubMed, or Science Direct. These services also typically feature more advanced search functions and often give you direct access to the full text of your sources as well. Information is Still Behind a Pay WallAs useful as it can be to be able to search the deep web, most of the articles retrieved by DeepDyve still sit behind paywalls anyway, and you either need to have access to an institutional subscription to access these sources or pay a hefty fee per article.DeepDyve markets itself as being the first search engine that allows its users to “access a wealth of untapped information that resides on the ‘Deep Web’” – and if you forget about Google Scholar and the myriad of subscription databases, then that is surely true. In its current incarnation, however, DeepDyve is mostly an interesting technical experiment. Tags:#NYT#Product Reviews#search#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… DeepDyve is a new search engine that is aimed at students, academics, and knowledge workers. DeepDyve’s mission is to index the ‘deep web‘ that is hidden behind pay walls and subscription fees. We first looked at DeepDyve in September, when it was still called Infovell and hidden behind a pay wall itself. Starting today, Infovell has not only changed its name, but is also available in a free version.Since the launch of its first version in September, DeepDyve has slightly improved its user interface, but if you have used a subscription database before, DeepDyve’s interface and feature set, with the ability to narrow your results by subject areas and save your searches, will look quite familiar.Paid VersionDeepDyve also released a paid version of its service for $45 a year month, which will also allow you to refine your searches by content type. Other features of the paid version include dynamic clustering, visual clustering, and advanced search.Verticals DeepDyve is slowly expanding into more search verticals, but for now, its focus is on life sciences, physical scienes, and patents, though it also indexes a few humanities journals. The service also indexes newspaper and lets you search for Wikipedia articles as well. Overall, DeepDyve’s index consists of about 500 million pages. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more


The Top 5 Data Center Trends

Posted On Dec 9 2019 by

first_img Virtualization. This one remains on the list as companies expand their initiatives to include VDI and tighten up security. Mobility. Smart devices continue to drive up traffic and data, and call for adjustments to traditional resource management and allocation. Networks. Besides 100/400G next-generation switching and routing hardware, Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) are changing the configuration of data centers. Big Data. Information continues to explode, and the latest analytics solutions are also changing the way that corporations think about business processes. The Cloud. With far-reaching implications, the evolution of the cloud will be driving IT initiatives for a long time to come. This article originally appeared on The Data Center Journal What do they all have in common and how can IT minimize the risks inherent to infrastructure changes?Keeping up with technology trends has always been daunting. In just a few minutes and with a few clicks, anyone can find a dozen articles that each expose a unique vision of the future of the data center. The “experts” continually debate the top handful of trends that every CIO and director of IT should be following.Most of the “top five” data center lists today include some variation of these trends (in no particular order):center_img To read about the 5 Data Center Trends in detail click herelast_img read more