Kongsberg, DNV GL Partner Up On Maritime Digitalization

first_imgNorwegian maritime technology group Kongsberg and classification society DNV GL have signed a new digitalization cooperation agreement.As explained, the duo is looking to reduce the time, cost and complexity associated with class and assurance services for the maritime sector, by cooperating on new digital solutions.Under the deal, users of Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution will be able to share their data for use in DNV GL’s digital class and assurance services.“We believe that broad maritime digitalization and the value generation for ship owners will be achieved much faster if expert vendors work together to solve industry challenges. By combining DNV GL’s … expertise in digital class and assurance solutions and Kongsberg’s data infrastructure specifically developed for the maritime sector, we are putting together necessary pieces of a puzzle,” Hege Skryseth, President, Kongsberg Digital and EVP Kongsberg, commented.Specifically, Kongsberg’s data infrastructure solution for the maritime sector, Vessel Insight, will be used to collect and transfer data from vessels to DNV GL, which will enable DNV GL to perform digital class and assurance services.“Currently, most class inspections require the surveyors to be on board the ships. However, we can now perform some surveys by analyzing digitally obtained data on shore,” Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, said.“By enabling customers to share their data via Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight, we can expand the amount of data we are able to access and offer even more class and assurance services digitally. This will help customers not only to reduce their costs, but streamline their daily operations.”Kongsberg and DNV GL have a pre-existing relationship within the maritime industries, ranging from class and certification services via consultancy to research. Through this agreement, they hope to accelerate the adoption of digital capabilities and technologies in a safe, reliable and sustainable manner for the maritime industry.last_img read more

Ron Thompson is making the most of time and space

first_imgWhile the Syracuse coaches eased Ivan Foy through a switch to left tackle before this season, Ron Thompson didn’t give Foy any time to get comfortable.First, Thompson would spin to the inside. Then came a swim move to the outside. Then he’d line up, time the snap count perfectly and run past Foy before he even had his hands up to block.“He was going right by him and I had to keep telling Foy the same thing,” offensive coordinator Tim Lester said. “‘You’re doing well, you’re getting better. Ron Thompson is just a damn good defensive end.’”So far this season, Syracuse’s opponents are also finding that Thompson is a wrecking ball off the edge. Lester called him a “freak of nature.” SU head coach Scott Shafer said Thompson is one of the best edge rushers he’s coached. Through four games, his four sacks are tied for second on the team and are tied for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference. His three forced fumbles tie him with Duke safety Jeremy Cash for the conference lead, and Cash has played one more game.But the most intriguing thing about Thompson isn’t his gaudy numbers; it’s that the junior is rapidly improving, game by game, learning to read offenses and tuning himself to go all out on every play. Syracuse’s (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) next test comes at South Florida (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and it’s another chance for Thompson to be less of just an “athlete” and more of an “athletic defensive end.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I see a kid that can play football at a very high level, anywhere in the country on any Saturday,” said Tim Daoust, SU’s defensive line coach. “We just have to work on the inconsistencies. He’s got to be able to play every snap, run or pass, with a high level of consistency. And he knows that.”Six years ago, Thompson was off to a slow start in his first season at Southfield (Michigan) High School. The coaches knew they wanted the sophomore at tight end and defensive end, but he didn’t have much experience on defense and wasn’t in the best shape.Vernon Burden, Southfield’s defensive line coach, told Thompson he could split reps as a backup in each spot until he was ready to start at one or the other. He did that for four weeks, grew frustrated and showed the coaches why he should never leave the field.The Blue Jays’ opponent tried running a stretch handoff on the doorstep of the red zone. Thompson burst off the edge and stripped the running back in one motion, running 70 yards untouched for a score.“That’s when it became, ‘Why would we ever sub this kid out?’” Burden said. “If I had my choice, obviously I would have loved for him to focus on becoming a great defensive end. But that happened naturally for him, and he was so effective on both sides of the ball.”Syracuse technically recruited Thompson as a four-star tight end — he’s the only four-star recruit on the Orange’s current roster — and switched to defensive line after an injury-filled redshirt year in 2012.At the time, Lester was two years away from implementing his own offense but pictured Thompson running post routes in his spread attack. Syracuse had other plans, and Thompson’s athleticism made him a movable piece in Daoust’s unit.Thompson rotated in at defensive end as a redshirt freshman and finished with 20 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. As a sophomore, he was shifted inside to defensive tackle and collected just 32 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks while starting all 12 games.“He never griped one bit to me. He wanted to be on the field,” Daoust said in August. “Physically, tackle is a different position and there’s a lot more opportunities to double-team a guy like him inside. I’m sure he’s glad he got the experience but never wants to do it again.”Now, he’s four games into his first-ever season as a full-time starter at defensive end, and he’s making the most of time and space.After only playing in special situations against Rhode Island in Week 1, Thompson heated up against in Central Michigan in Week 3 with five solo tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles. In Syracuse’s 34-24 loss to LSU in Week 4, Thompson had a sack-fumble with just three linemen rushing the passer, and batted down a Brandon Harris pass later in the game.Next, it’s on to Tampa Bay, then Charlottesville, Virginia, and then the rest of the Orange’s season. There are more offensive tackles to dance around. More double teams to split. More effort to tap into and consistency to find.Thompson, by his coaches’ estimations, is only getting started.“He does at least one thing a day where I’m like, ‘Huh? Really?’” Lester said. “And then I realize it’s Ron Thompson and it all makes sense.” Comments Published on October 7, 2015 at 8:48 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton Eager To Extend Lead Over Sebastian Vettel In Japan

first_imgQualifying gets underway on Saturday by 8am while the Japanese Grand Prix zooms off 7am on Sunday morning.RelatedAnalysing How Ferrari Are Behind Impressive Mercedes in 2017October 20, 2017In “Formula One”How Can Lewis Hamilton Win The Formula One Title in The US?October 22, 2017In “Formula One”Hamilton Wins Again To Egde Closer to Fourth TitleOctober 8, 2017In “Formula One” Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he’s ready to extend his lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel atop the Formula One driver’s championship as both driver’s resume hostilities in Japan this weekend.Lewis Hamilton currently holds a comfortable 34-point lead over his closest rival going into Suzuka.Hamilton though, insists he is not comfortable enough after he consolidated on his Monza victory with a win in Singapore and a strong finish over Vettel in Malaysia.Hamilton said“I am not comfortable at all. It is not that I’m not at ease either, but I want to win this thing. I might have the nail a little bit in, I’ve got to keep hammering it. It’s not done until there’s no more to push in.”Hamilton also feels that Ferrari and Red Bull especially have had stronger races in recent weeks because his car, the Mercedes W08, performs differently on every track. He affirmed though that his team at the Silver Arrows are the best in the Formula One this season.“It’s definitely dependent on track by track,” said Hamilton, who has seven race victories to his name in 2017.“You’ve seen so far in the season there have been races where we have been quicker than others, races where we’ve not had the best car and won.”“But you’ve got to look at the season: we’ve got more pole positions than anyone, we’re leading both championships and still are the best team. We are working hard as we can to continue to prove that.”last_img read more

Boeing 787-9 certified

first_imgBoeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service allowing Air New Zealand the launch customer to take delivery.“Certification is the culmination of years of hard work and a rigorous flight-test program that started with the 787-9’s first flight last September,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “With this validation that the airplane is ready for commercial operations, Boeing along with our airline and leasing customers now look forward to introducing the newest member of the Dreamliner family to passengers around the world.”      The unveiling of the 787-9 The 787- is 6m longer than the 787-8 and can carry around 40 passengers more and fly 700km further.To earn certification for the 787-9, Boeing undertook a comprehensive test program with five aircraft and more than 1,500 hours of flight testing, plus ground and laboratory testing. Following the certification process, the FAA and EASA each granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate for the 787-9, certifying that the design complies with aviation regulations and is safe and reliable.Twenty-six customers around the world have ordered 413 787-9s, accounting for 40 percent of all 787 orders.In all Boeing has delivered 147 787s and total orders for all models including the recently launched even larger -10 sit at 1031.AirlineRatings will take part in the delivery of the first Air New Zealand 787-9 in July. Look out for our coverage.Suggested read: Air New Zealand Business Class reviewlast_img read more

Comic Books for Safe Motherhood

first_imgPosted on January 1, 2011June 20, 2017By: Julianne Parker, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Julianne Parker, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.December, for me, brought unfortunate visa troubles and, rather than dodging Brazilian law and risking imprisonment, I had to flee back to the United States and wrangle with the Consulate here. Luckily by the end of the month I had a new visa in hand and returned to Brazil before the new year. These sorts of bureaucratic hiccups are so commonplace when working abroad, so I tried to take it in stride and be as productive as possible, despite being away from all the wonderful girls at Lua Nova’s recovery center!One of my main tasks in my 9-month placement in the Young Champions program is to create a host of didactic materials on maternity for the adolescent mothers living at the Lua Nova center during their drug-recovery process. I plunged into that task the last weeks while awaiting the Consulate’s decision to readmit me to Brazil. The process of creating these materials has been exciting and met with so many unique challenges: while in Niger I helped organize some didactic materials for post-operative fistula patients, but those focused almost exclusively on physical maladies and obligations as related to pregnancy, delivery, and the post-partum period.For the girls of Lua Nova, I am not battling lack of access to hospitals or physical maternal care, but instead facing the emotional challenges of what it is to be a mother, how to gain an attachment to your child, and most simply what on earth to do with a newborn infant, toddler, and older child in terms of nutrition, bathing, medical care, and non-aggressive discipline. To incorporate all of these crucial layers of psychological health of the mother, while still making the materials entertaining and approachable, I decided to write a “comic book” of sorts, detailing the life of a fictional 15-year old girl as she confronts drug addiction and teen pregnancy. Some of the text was taken directly from the words of the girls at Lua Nova as they explained their apprehensions and fears on how to be a mother in our group sessions. The point of the text is for it to be instantly relatable to a wide array of adolescent mothers in Brazil, whether they have had a substance addiction or not. It relies heavily on images, drawn from a talented artist friend of my sister, herself a mother of four who simply wanted to extend a helping hand to these mothers in Brazil. I am entirely indebted to her for her invaluable services and love the global outreach of moms helping moms!In addition to the book, I’ve written and designed instructional posters on breastfeeding, discipline, post-partum depression and other crucial issues to be hung around Lua Nova’s facilities, and am also in the middle of creating an interactive game that addresses challenges and solutions in motherhood, which I hope educators can use in group or individual settings to help mothers cope with the huge obstacles they face as they raise a child.Being in the US in December has been challenging as I missed the one-on-one interaction with the girls at Lua Nova. They give such strength to me and I learn constantly from them. I’m happy that I’ve been able to have the time to really sit down and write these materials, but it’s impossible to really finish these educational tools without the direct feedback from their intended audience. It reminds me of how crucial on-the-ground work is in any maternal health endeavor. Nothing can be created in a vacuum, and without the participation of the community we strive to impact, any effort will only be rendered moot. It’s all about local knowledge, local solutions, and local participation. That being said I’m thrilled to get back to Sorocaba and work face-to-face with these girls once more!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

4 days ago​Liverpool striker Mane happy with Messi praise

first_img​Liverpool striker Mane happy with Messi praiseby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSadio Mane is happy to receive praise from Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi.Messi voted for Mane in the FIFA Men’s Best Player of the Year award.Mane told reporters: “It’s a great compliment when Messi votes for you. If you look at where I’ve come from, it shows I’ve come quite far.”All I can say [to kids] is to keep working hard and go for your dream.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Ohio State freshman tight end Marcus Baugh cited for underage consumption

Before ever stepping on the field for the Ohio State football team, freshman tight end Marcus Baugh has been reportedly cited for underage consumption for the second time since joining the Buckeyes.According to a report by Eleven Warriors’ Kyle Rowland, Baugh will be suspended indefinitely from the team because of the incident.An OSU spokesman was “not aware of any details,” Tuesday night and said he was “just now hearing about this via news reports.”This comes in the wake of Baugh being suspended for the 2013 season opener against Buffalo for a similar incident. In July, the tight end was arrested for underage possession/consumption of alcohol and displaying improper identification, according to Franklin County Municipal Court records.Coming out of high school, the Riverside, Calif., native was considered a four-star recruit by 247Sports and participated in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game.Baugh was redshirted by OSU coach Urban Meyer during his freshman season after not playing for the Buckeyes all year.As of now, OSU is set to return its two starting tight ends from the 2013-14 season in junior Jeff Heuerman and redshirt-sophomore Nick Vannett.Baugh did not immediately respond to an email request from The Lantern for comment.OSU is set to start its season Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium against Navy. read more

Rangers boss criticizes referee after defeat to rivals

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has criticized referee Willie Collum after his side’s loss to rivals to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.The Gers lost their first Old Firm Derby under Gerrard courtesy of a goal from Olivier Ntcham but the Rangers boss says there was a foul committed on a Rangers player in the build to the goal.For me it’s a foul,” Gerrard said about the challenge of Celtic’s Tom Rogic onRangers’ Ryan Jack, according to HeraldScotland.“For me it’s a foul and it’s also a foul for the fourth official, who shouted down his mic ‘foul, foul, foul’. The referee in the middle has ignored that advice.”“For me it’s a blatant foul, he’s swept his legs. Jacko did well to get himself in between the man and the ball, but for me it’s a clear foul.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.Gerrard, whose Rangers team fell four points behind Celtic in the top flight table with the defeat, spoke to Collum at the end of the game and revealed the match official stood by his decision.“He disagreed,” he said. “He didn’t think it was a foul. I think when he sees it again he will change his mind because it’s a blatant foul. I’ve seen it again, five times.”But the former Liverpool and England midfielder, who was involved in an Old Firm derby for the first time, admitted he was perplexed the referee had refused to listen to his fourth official.“Why are they there?” he said. “Say for example, there is a red card incident for them or for us and the fourth official is saying it’s a red it’s a red, I think he’d come over, speak to him, and take the advice.“Now if he did and we were in the wrong or one of my men get sent off I’d look at it and say I it was a red card. But he hasn’t come over to chat about it.“Five or six minutes later another foul happened on us and the fourth official shouted ‘foul, foul, foul’ and we didn’t get that one either.”last_img read more

Jordi Alba surprised by Spain snub

first_imgBarcelona full-back Jordi Alba admits that he was “surprised” by Luis Enrique’s decision to not call-up him up for SpainThe 29-year-old was in impressive form for Barcelona in Sunday night’s 8-2 demolition of Huesca, which saw Alba score and set up two goals.But, despite his continued strong showings, Alba’s former Barcelona manager Enrique chose to leave him out of Spain’s 24-man squad for the upcoming international break.“It surprised me not to be called and I would have like to do. Everyone knows it a decision by the manager, and I must respect it,” said Alba, according to AS.“I don’t know why I’m not going. When I am bad, I can tell, and when I’m good too. I feel happy with the game we played.”⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽ GOOAAAL BARÇA!! JORDI ALBA!! (7-2, min 82)?? #BarçaHuesca pic.twitter.com/GC7209iLs6— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 2, 2018Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.After scoring Barcelona’s seventh of the game, Alba covered his eyes and blew a kiss to the crowd.“I was dedicating it to my son, who is my happiness every day,” he said.“I’ve been at Barcelona for many seasons and like in the past, I have started well. It depends on him. My return to the national team doesn’t depend on me.”Alba had a difficult period working under Enrique at Barcelona.The left-back was left on the sidelines of Enrique’s final season in charge of the club after the coach switched his formation from a 4-3-3 system to a 3-4-3.Alba added: “I feel very good in every way and I don’t know what the manager will think. The same was I didn’t question when I went, I won’t question it not,”“I don’t have to call anyone to ask for explanations. I never spoke badly about Luis Enrique, nor did I have a bad relationship with him.“My comments in the past can be checked. I never said or thought he was a bad manager, to the contrary. I only said that I wanted to play more minutes.”last_img read more