first_imgOilfield technology firm Airborne Oil & Gas has started a qualification of a TCP riser for deepwater and dynamic applications for an operator in South America in collaboration with Subsea 7.The TCP riser qualification programme, believed to be a world first for fully bonded composite risers, aims to provide a disruptive new riser pipe technology for operators with international deepwater applications, Airborne explains.According to the company, its TCP riser design delivers the lowest cost solution for total installation in comparison to existing solutions.Henk de Boer, CTO with Airborne Oil & Gas, explained: “With our knowledge of materials and experience, we are able to work with the supply chain to develop the optimal material combination for each application, resulting in a fit-for-purpose approach. For this qualification in Brazil, we set out to develop a material that would allow operators to use a free hanging catenary configuration, to be installed by suitably available pipe-lay vessels.”Subsea 7, a minority shareholder in Airborne Oil & Gas, is involved in the qualification programme through providing global riser behaviour analysis, as well as installation analysis, for the TCP Riser.Ivan Cruz, technology manager at Subsea 7, added: “We believe that the TCP riser can become a compelling solution for future deepwater fields. The technology has a disruptive potential as a fundamentally simple pipe, and a straightforward solution that equally removes the need for buoyancy requirements. Working with Airborne Oil & Gas, the collaboration with Subsea 7 brings together both design and installation technology expertise for the provision of complete riser solutions for our clients.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs JV baseball team competed in a double header against Madison JV last saturday. The box scores are attached. Game one:Early lead gives the Batesville Bulldogs JV victory over Madison 16-2The Batesville Bulldogs JV jumped out to an early lead on Madison and captured a 16-2 victory on Saturday.With six runs in the first three innings, the Batesville Bulldogs JV left no doubt about the eventual outcome.A groundout by Logan Mears during the first inning and an RBI single by Lane Oesterling, a three-run double by Kyle Siefert, and a groundout by Jayden Beal in the second inning fueled the Batesville Bulldogs JV’s offense early.Siefert racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Batesville Bulldogs JV.Anthony Butz‘s seven strikeouts helped the Batesville Bulldogs JV to the victory. Butz allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk over five innings.Game two:Early lead gives the Batesville Bulldogs JV victory over Madison 18-2The Batesville Bulldogs JV jumped out to an early lead on Madison and captured an 18-2 victory on Saturday.Five runs in the first three innings allowed the Batesville Bulldogs JV to put the game away early.An RBI double by Logan Mears and a groundout by Caleb Raab in the first inning helped the Batesville Bulldogs JV put some runs on the board early.Mears put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Batesville Bulldogs JV.Lane Oesterling got the win for the Batesville Bulldogs JV. He allowed one earned run over five innings. He struck out four, walked one and surrendered five hits.The Batesville Bulldogs JV’s Mears, Raab, Anthony Butz and Oesterling combined for eight hits and four RBIs.The Batesville Bulldogs JV piled on three more runs in the top of the third. The inning got off to a hot start when Raab singled, scoring Mears.The Batesville Bulldogs JV increased their lead with seven runs in the fourth. Mears kicked things off with a single, bringing home Christian Prickel.The Batesville Bulldogs JV added six more runs in the top of the fifth. Sam Wade started the inning with a single, scoring Andrew Deputy. That was followed up by Oesterling’s single, bringing home Wade.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ian Manlove.last_img read more

first_imgJEFFERSON, S. D. (Aug. 17) – Five drivers raced to victory lane Sunday night at Raceway Park.Luke Jackson took the win in the KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compact feature. Jackson was chased to the end by Aaron Edwardson and point leader Ramsey Meyer.Lapped traffic came into play on the final lap of the MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Making the right move and taking the win was Jake McClure followed by Ron Jensen and Andy Hoffman.Point leader Todd Boulware scored another win in the Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMod division. Boulware topped Darin Roepke and Karl Brewer in the final run down.Josh Ruschmann broke into victory lane for the first time this season in the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car feature. Trailing Ruschmann at the checkers were Jason Ward and Bo Lundquist.Bob Moore had the hot hand in the Jebro, Inc. IMCA Modified division, taking the win over Jason Schneiders and early leader Chris Mills.last_img read more

first_imgNick Marolf was the winner of the opening night event in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models on April 1 at 34 Raceway. (Photo by D&M Photography)WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 1) – Nick Marolf will have much memories of his second visit to 34 Raceway than he will of his first.Marolf passed Darrel DeFrance and led the last 30 times around the track in winning Saturday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series opener at West Burlington, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Late Model tour efforts.His one previous outing at 34 came at the Pepsi USA Nationals 17 years ago when his drive shaft broke during hot laps.“That was early in my career and we were just trying to make laps. That night was forgetful. I’d like to not remember it at all,” Marolf said. “We got lucky tonight with the redraw and got to start close to the front (third). I ran with Jay Johnson and then was able to pass Darrel in (turns) three and four for the lead.”While drivers swapped positions behind him, no one could find a way past Marolf before the check­ers flew. DeFrance, competing in his 468th consecutive series event, ended as the runner-up and also won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.Chad Holladay, Matt Ryan and defending series champion Tyler Bruening completed the top five.Holladay earned hard charger honors, advancing a dozen positions. Luke Goedert was a plus 11 on the night and finished sixth.The winner of Saturday’s second heat, Marolf was leading that race when Andy Eckrich got up­side down.His victory in the main event was the career second for Marolf, whose first tour win had come Sept. 14, 2012 at Farley Speedway.“We’ve led quite a few races since then but haven’t been able to capitalize,” he said. “It felt like it has been been so long since we won. Now it feels like we’ve gotten that monkey off our back.”Saturday’s show was also the 49th series race held at West Burlington, more than at any other track.Round two of the 31st annual Deery Brothers Summer Series takes Late Model drivers and fans to West Liberty Raceway on Saturday, April 8 for another $2,000 to win event. Marolf will be both the national and series points leader going into that race.Feature results – 1. Nick Marolf, Wilton; 2. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 3. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 5. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 6. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg; 7. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland; 9. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 10. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 11. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill; 12. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 13. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 14. Jay Johnson, West Burlington; 15. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 16. John Emerson, Waterloo; 17. Curt Martin, Independence; 18. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 19. Rob Toland, Davenport; 20. Jona­than Brauns, Muscatine; 21. Paul Conrad, Colo; 22. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 23. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill.; 24. Shawn Mulvany, Moline, Ill.last_img read more

first_img Yet Watford’s display probably was best summed up by Jurado, who left two West Brom defenders for dead with some superb footwork, only to then curl his shot high into the stands. Deeney had another chance to open his Premier League account moments later when he met Ikechi Anya’s cross at the far post, but Myhill was able to block the header and Jonas Olsson completed the clearance. Pulis threw on new £12million striker Salomon Rondon with half an hour to go and the Venezuelan’s introduction briefly sparked West Brom into life. Rondon’s first action was a powerful run into the Watford box, but this time his finish was poor as his shot sailed into the stands. Berahino could have won it with 10 minutes left when McAuley headed Chris Brunt’s cross back across goal, but the Tottenham target headed wide at the far post. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Who said Watford don’t have many 0 0 draws?!” – Alan Shearer rues his pre-match tip. PLAYER RATINGS Watford Heurelho Gomes 6 (Out of 10) Allan Nyom 7 Sebastian Prodl 6 Jose Manuel Jurado 7 Valon Behrami 6 Troy Deeney 7 Craig Cathcart 6 Miguel Layun 6 Ikechi Anya 6 Odion Ighalo 6 Etienne Capoue 7 Subs Almen Abdi 6 Stephen Berghuis 5 West Brom Boaz Myhill 7 Jonas Olsson 6 Claudio Yacob 6 James Morrison 6 Craig Gardner 5 Chris Brunt 6 Rickie Lambert 5 Saido Berahinho 6 Gareth McAuley 6 Darren Fletcher 6 Craig Dawson 6 Subs Salomon Rondon 6 James McClean 5 Callum McManaman 5 STAR PLAYER Allan Nyom: The Cameroon right-back was always a handful going forward and came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with one lung-busting run and shot. Set to become a big crown favourite at Vicarage Road. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Miguel Layun’s backheel on the touchline, keeping the ball in play, hoodwinking James Morrison and sending Etienne Capoue on a free run up the wing all with one clever touch. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Watford attacked with pace down both flanks but too often the final ball let them down. The Baggies were happy sitting back and soaking up the pressure, but Saido Berahino and Rickie Lambert saw too little of the ball. MOAN OF THE MATCH Albion’s mantra seemed to be ‘keep things tight and maybe nick a goal from a set-piece’. It did not make for great viewing, and unfortunately Watford lacked the nous to do anything about it. WHO’S UP NEXT? Watford v Southampton (Premier League, Sunday August 23) West Brom v Chelsea (Premier League, Sunday August 23) Press Association West Brom registered their first point of the season after frustrating Watford in a goalless stalemate at Vicarage Road. Tony Pulis’ side put their 3-0 opening defeat by Manchester City behind them with a typically belligerent display against the newly-promoted Hornets. They very nearly nicked all three points towards the end but Saido Berahino, still being linked with a move away before the end of the month, fluffed his lines in front of goal. But that would have been harsh on Watford, who were for long periods the only team interested in attacking. Sadly, for all Watford’s style there was very little substance as time and again, following some neat build-up play, the final ball or finish was lacking. Albion keeper Boaz Myhill was kept on his toes from early on, force into saves to keep out long-range efforts from Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney. Deeney then nodded a cross from Miguel Layun wide and Jose Manuel Jurado was off target with an acrobatic volley from Etienne Capoue’s centre. Ighalo was denied from close range by a combination of Myhill and Gareth McAuley before crashing a rising drive narrowly over after being teed up by Deeney. Allan Nyom, Watford’s new Cameroon right-back, looks set to become a huge crowd favourite with his exploits at both ends of the field. The summer signing from Udinese took Darren Fletcher’s cross off the foot of Rickie Lambert as the Albion striker was about to tuck in their only chance of the first half. And from the Baggies’ corner, Nyom broke away and ran the length of the field before stinging Myhill’s palms with a ferocious drive from the edge of the area. last_img read more

first_img… Registration closes tomorrowTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF), yesterday handed over a cheque to chief organiser of the upcoming Masters FUTSAL Classic, Ras Wadada, to assist with offsetting costs for the December 2 to 18 competition, which will be played at the National Gymnasium.The competition, to be played on three consecutive weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), will consist of three different age groups and is open to all teams throughout the country. The Junior Masters will be for 35 to 39 years, the Masters for 40 to 49 years and the Grand Masters will be for 50 years and over.All team and individual trophies have been donated by the National Sports Commission and the match balls have been provided by German’s Restaurant. The organisers are currently awaiting a positive response with regard to prize moneys for the competition.Meanwhile, teams have until tomorrow to register for participation. A meeting of all representatives of teams will be held tomorrow night at GFC where the draw for the various groups will be done.Registration can be done between 17:00hrs and 18:45hrs before tomorrow’s meeting, which begins at 19:00hrs.last_img read more

first_imgKUMAR Dharmasena will help control the fourth Ashes Test from the middle, rather than the third-umpire room, in a late change to arrangements for the high-stakes match.Marais Erasmus and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, who isn’t on the International Cricket Council’s elite panel, had been originally slated to umpire the Old Trafford contest that begins on Wednesday.But Palliyaguruge is listed to remain as third umpire for the rest of the five-Test series, which is locked at 1-1.It means Erasmus and Dharmasena, two of the most-experienced umpires on the circuit, will be standing in the middle for the rest of the series.The standard of umpiring has been a constant talking point in this Ashes.Ricky Pointing has led calls for the ICC to let Australian and English umpires, who represent more than half of the elite panel, officiate in the showpiece series.But the powerful Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) insists neutral Test umpiring is still the best way forward.Joel Wilson had eight on-field decisions overturned on review during the series opener then shocked Australia by turning down Nathan Lyon’s lbw shout during a dramatic finish to the third Test.Lyon would have clinched a one-run win for Australia if the tourists were able to review Wilson’s on-field verdict, with ball-tracking replays suggesting it was out.“Can’t fathom why or how that wasn’t given out,” captain Tim Paine said.“England had two referrals so, if it was given out, the correct decision would have been made upstairs.“Saw it live – that’s all I needed to see. I don’t want to watch that again.”( read more

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Gus Ruelas(Left to right): USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Dean Robert A. Cutietta, school benefactor and namesake Glorya Kaufman, USC President C. L. Max Nikias and USC Kaufman Vice Dean and Director Jodie Gates participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center on Wednesday.last_img

first_imgAfter coming out of the gate slow and falling behind 10-0 in the first quarter, Wisconsin began hitting on all cylinders with a few minutes left in the second quarter. The Badgers then went on an absolute tear scoring 56 unanswered points. Here’s what we learned about are team in all phases of the game.The defense is legit:Aside from Utah State’s opening eight-play, 54-yard drive that resulted in a field goal, the defense looked dominant holding Utah State scoreless in the last three quarters. Jim Leonhard and his defense looked retooled and ready to go in the second half.The linebacking core, lead by Chris Orr, performed exceptionally despite losing Jack Cichy to inury and TJ Watt and Vince Biegel to the NFL. The defense held up and looked incredibly stingy and was hardly tested following that first quarter.Football: Breaking down Wisconsin’s scheduleA new year and new opponents await the University of Wisconsin football team, and many critics are saying this year Read…Wisconsin might have the best tight end duo in the nationPreseason All American Tight End Troy Fumagalli certainly did not disappoint in the season opener as he tallied 105 yards and a touchdown in what looked like an effortless performance.In addition to Fumagalli Zander Neuville, a converted defensive lineman, showed a flash of brilliance with his 28 yard touchdown reception. These two targets are going to be tough for opponents to handle this seasonCoach Chryst knows how to motivate a teamWhatever coach Chryst said to the team at halftime one thing is for certain, it worked. They came out with new life in the second half and didn’t take their foot off the pedal until the very end.They clearly came out flat to start the first half and they weren’t going to do it again. By limiting mistakes on both sides of the ball and grinding their way down the field the Badgers were able to gain total control of the game.Wisconsin’s rushing game is where it needs to be Wisconsin has an abundance of rushers this year, with Jonathan Taylor and Chris James leading the team in total rushing yards. During the Utah State game, the Badgers earned a grand total of 234 yards via rushing, and had a total of 4 touchdowns during the game.With James and Taylor alternating who saw the field at different moments of the game,and Bradrick Shaw also seeing some time on the field, the Badgers rushing game is one of the strongest in the Big Ten.Hornibrook is heading in the right directionWhile he might have had a rough start during Friday’s game, quarterback Alex Hornibrook eventually fell into the right groove with his team. Hornibrook has a dynamic eye, and his vision on the field is superb.As the season progresses, and Hornibrook becomes more confident in his abilities, the Badgers will be able to improve their passing game. With talented receivers like Jazz Peavy, A.J Taylor and Quintez Cephus highlighting the Wisconsin receiving corps, the Badgers have the talent needed to become a great passing team.Behind the Lens: Photo editors recount Badgers’ epic season-openerBehind every football recap, concert review and article about a campus protest, there are photographers running all over the University Read…Leonhard is making waves early in the seasonWith less than a year of experience under his belt, defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard showed fans what he has to bring to the table for Wisconsin. The Wisconsin secondary was deadly, grabbing 3 interceptions and 105 return yards on said interceptions.This Wisconsin defense, especially the Wisconsin safeties, are showing signs of being a very physical team that is not afraid to go for the big plays. If this is how they start the season, imagine how strong they will be at the end of the season.How Jim Leonhard’s NFL experience will help out Wisconsin’s defenseThe University of Wisconsin football defense is relishing in an amazing opportunity to learn from former NFL safety Jim Leonhard. Read…Overall, while there are still areas that need to be improved for the remainder of the season, it is clear that the Badgers are becoming a dynamic and explosive team. It is going to be hard to stop this team once they find their rhythm with one another, and they are on track to find themselves back in the Big Ten championship game.last_img read more