DHSS to Set Up Offshore Service Base at Port of Eemshaven

first_imgOffshore wind service provider DHSS and Bek & Verburg, a specialist in waste collection and segregation, will build an offshore wind farm service hub at an A1 location in Beatrixhaven, at the heavy cargo quayside in Port of Eemshaven.On 21 September 2017, Groningen Seaports officially transferred the A1 location of 10,000m² in Beatrixhaven to Bek & Verburg, with whom DHSS will construct the new offshore service base.The service base comprises a warehouse building and offices totalling 1,800m². The complete yard and warehouse area will be built with a liquid-tight floor and meet the strictest environmental requirements, DHSS said, further adding that the project will completely fulfil the requirements for an offshore wind farm service hub.In front of the new base, with preferred quayside for seagoing vessels, is a heavy load quayside with the possibility for near quay jacking, DHSS writes.“With our major experience in Offshore helicopter logistics as well, DHSS is the single source when it comes to logistics and planning by sea and air in this industry,” said Wim Schouwenaar, CEO and founder of DHSS. “DHSS is based in all strategic ports in The Netherlands, when it comes to Offshore Energy. With this new location at one of the best quaysides in Port of Eemshaven, for vessel assistance in segments of construction and O&M phase of windfarms at Dutch and German sector, we are able to accelerate together with the major players in the industry.”“With the expertise that we have built up over the past 55 years, we can ensure that 93% of all waste will find a useful (recycled) application. This way, we can, as a link within the Offshore Wind Industry, ensure that not only the energy itself is green, but also the waste which is released on a green way can be collected and processed,” said Daan van Mullem, owner of Bek & Verburg.Development and construction work is being carried out by Versluys Groep, and the new facility is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2018.last_img read more


Andre Russell’s scans clear him of serious injury

first_imgANDRE Russell was stretchered off the ground by medical staff after a blow to his helmet in the first innings of Jamaica Tallawahs’ clash against St Lucia Zouks at Sabina Park on Thursday night.Following the incident, he was taken to hospital for a CT scan. A medical update from the franchise confirmed that Russell was later cleared of serious injury. Having been advised rest, he returned to the hotel and didn’t play any further part in the game.The incident took place in the 14th over, after Russell, batting on zero, failed to connect with a pull. Zouks pacer Hardus Viljoen had bowled it short and at the body, and the ball struck Russell’s helmet near the right ear.Russell had backed away before Viljoen had delivered the ball, and so the bowler followed the batsman, cramping him for space. Russell immediately dropped to the ground and the Zouks fielders then removed his helmet. When the medical team rushed in to check on Russell, the batsman looked dazed but stood up on his feet.Russell was beginning to walk off, retired hurt, when he was made to stop. A stretcher was brought in, and Russell – with a neck brace on – was taken off. At first look, it appeared that Russell’s helmet did not have a neck guard.Three overs after the incident, Tallawahs head coach Donovan Miller told the broadcasters that “there was no update on Russell just yet”, but at the innings break, the commentators informed that Russell had been taken to the hospital for further checks.Tallawahs finished their innings on 170 for 5, adding only 38 runs in the last six overs. They eventually lost by five wickets, suffering their third straight loss of the campaign. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more


Wisconsin, North Dakota excited to extend rivalry

first_imgDefenseman John Ramage (above) and company will have to be in top form to bring down the 2-1-1 Fighting Sioux this weekend.[/media-credit]There are 16 underclassmen – 10 of which are freshmen. And no, it’s not Wisconsin.North Dakota has found itself in a similar situation to the Wisconsin men’s hockey team, fielding a slew of young skaters. But the fact remains that North Dakota is still a feared power, returning nine veteran players who led the Sioux to a WCHA title last year.Wisconsin (1-3-0, 0-2-0 WCHA) will have its hands full against a North Dakota (2-1-1, 0-0-0 WCHA) team that opens WCHA play at the Kohl Center Friday.“What we’re going to get from North Dakota is very similar to what we’ve seen every year we’ve played them,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “They’re going to come with speed, heart and very physical. Nothing has changed in the 10 years that I’ve been here. That’s their modus operendi. The only thing that changes is the names and the level of skill that they have within that framework.”This weekend will be meeting No. 158 and 159 between these two storied programs. In their most recent matchups, the road team has held the upper hand, as UND went 2-0 at the Kohl Center last year, winning 1-0 and 4-2. Traveling to Grand Forks, Wisconsin has gone 4-1-1 in its last six games, but at home it’s 1-5-0 in that same span at home.As Wisconsin has struggled to notch those game-winning goals, Eaves has moved the lines around this week, hoping new combinations will help make things happen on the ice.“Absolutely,” Eaves said. “We’re just trying to stimulate. We gave a good look at the combinations we had and just tried to change a few things to see if could stimulate something that way.”The top line will get even younger, as Eaves moved freshman forward Joe LaBate up to left wing on the first line with sophomores Mark Zengerle and Tyler Barnes. Sophomore forward Michael Mersch will move to the second line.“Hopefully they work out,” LaBate said. “We’re all going with the same mentality: It’s a team sport, and you’ve got to work together. Hopefully the lines click, and hopefully we can get the win.”“It’s offense and defense just trying to find the right chemistry with the right guys. Obviously we need more firepower; we lost two good scorers last year, and we’ve lost by one goal in all our games. … We definitely need a lot of goals and offense against this team. Hopefully we can get it.”Wisconsin has scored eight goals this season from six different players, one of which LaBate scored in his Wisconsin debut in the season opener against Northern Michigan.While changes on the lines may help create some more scoring opportunities on the ice, junior captain and defenseman John Ramage believes that if the defense is solid, the offense will follow accordingly.“I think a good defense leads to good offense,” Ramage said. “If we’re solid in our own end and get the puck up, then that gives our forwards a chance to go and score. The more time we have puck possession the better chance we can score.”Eaves may be trying to stimulate something new on offense, but when it comes to minding the net, he’s going to keep rotating freshmen Landon Peterson and Joel Rumpel.Much like he did in the past with Scott Gudmandson and Brett Bennett, Eaves will start Peterson Friday night and Rumpel Saturday night. He doesn’t expect to change this rotation any time soon.“I think Landon handles that first night better,” Eaves said. “I think there’s a little bit more for Joel, with his personality, to sit on the bench and just watch. At least that’s my rationale.”Despite its 1-3 record, Wisconsin is ready for a tough fight with North Dakota.They know it won’t come easy, but the Badgers are excited to kick off WCHA play and face some historic rivals.“They’re all jacked up,” Eaves said. “They had good energy. … One thing about this series, emotionally, you don’t have to work to get fired up. What we are looking for ourselves is some growth from last weekend.”last_img read more


NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Raptors, 76ers advance with blowout wins; Trail Blazers eliminate Thunder

first_img Marcus Smart injury update: Celtics guard still not close to returning but ‘making good progress’ Toronto moved the ball well and won the assist battle, 34-20.On the other side, the 76ers jumped out to a 14-0 lead en route to a 122-100 victory over the Nets.Halfway thru 1Q and the score is…*squints*14-0, us.— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 24, 2019Joel Embiid posted a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds in just 20 minutes in Philadelphia’s dominant win.The 76ers and Raptors will now face each other in the Eastern Conference semifinals.Meanwhile, the Nuggets won their second consecutive game with a 108-90 victory over the Spurs.Denver became the first team in the series to win two straight and did so in a dominant fashion.The Nuggets made twice as many 3-pointers as the Spurs, and Jamal Murray was responsible for four of them.Murray finished with a game-high 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting.LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan both contributed 17 points for San Antonio in the loss.The matchup has been the most competitive this postseason. But it could be over after Game 6 on Thursday.Elsewhere, the Trail Blazers beat the Thunder 118-115 in a Game 5 thriller in Portland.Damian Lillard made a ridiculous 3-pointer over Paul George for the win from beyond 35 feet. He scored a franchise record 34 first-half points and finished with 50. Both sides were upset in Game 1, but won four straight to eliminate their opponents.The Raptors topped the Magic 115-96 behind a 27-point performance from Kawhi Leonard. Related News The first three games Tuesday weren’t competitive at all, but the last one certainly was.Toronto and Philadelphia both blew out their opponents in Game 5 to advance to the second round. NBA playoffs 2019: Rockets’ Clint Capela playing through illness Paul George scored 36 points and helped pull the Thunder back from a 12-point deficit, but the Trail Blazers’ made all the right plays down the stretch to reclaim the lead.Portland will now await the winner of the series between Denver and San Antonio in the second round.Studs of the NightPascal Siakam totaled 24 points in Toronto’s win.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson tallied 21 points for the Nets.Nikola Jokic had a quality night all around, racking up 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Nuggets.Duds of the NightJonathan Isaac scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting in the Magic’s loss.D’Angelo Russell scored eight points on 3-of-16 shooting for the Nets.HighlightsBen Simmons ended Philadelphia’s first quarter with a slam at the rim.Ending the first with a BANG 💥@BenSimmons25 #PhilaUnite | #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/zgANmjKuDo— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 24, 2019Marc Gasol with the big block of D.J. Augustin’s floater, which helped the Raptors get out on the break.GIMMIE THAT pic.twitter.com/krgImpBcYx— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 24, 2019Derrick White initiated the spin cycle against the Nuggets for an acrobatic finish. Derrick White got fancy! 😏#GoSpursGo | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Ksr5nbe0NT— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 24, 2019What’s Next?Jazz at Rockets 8 p.m. ET — Houston missed an opportunity to sweep Utah on Monday. But now it’ll get a chance to finish things off at the Toyota Center. Should the Rockets and Warriors win on Wednesday, the much anticipated matchup between the two could get underway soon.last_img read more


Wimbledon 2019: American teen Coco Gauff gets marquee opener vs. Venus Willliams

first_img Wimbledon 2019: Rafael Nadal faces possible Roger Federer semifinal in difficult draw American Coco Gauff, 15, makes Wimbledon history by earning main-draw spot She opens against Zheng Saisai but faces a possible third-round clash with 2017 winner Garbine Muguruza and a quarterfinal with defending champion Angelique Kerber or Serena Williams, who are on course to meet in the last 16.The first round of The Championships…15-year-old @CocoGauff will play 39-year-old @Venuseswilliams #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/N6PMi3YN3y— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2019Kerber starts her title defense against Tatjana Maria while Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, faces qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone in the first round. Maria Sharapova also features in a star-studded top half of the draw, and there is plenty to whet the appetite in the bottom section, including a prospective quarterfinal between Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka.World No. 1 Osaka, the reigning U.S. and Australian Open champion, takes on Yulia Putintseva — who beat her in Birmingham — first up and may have to deal with a fourth-round encounter with another former world No. 1 in Caroline Wozniacki.Halep, the 2018 French Open champion, meets Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the opening round and could face Aryna Sabalenka in a round of 16 that may also feature a contest between Sloane Stephens and two-time winner Petra Kvitova. Fifteen-year-old qualifier Cori “Coco” Gauff will face five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon, part of a women’s draw in which recent French Open winner and top-seeded Ashleigh Barty’s route to the final could be lined with former champions.Gauff on Thursday became the youngest Wimbledon qualifier in the Open Era at 15 years and 122 days when she defeated Greet Minnen, 6-1, 6-1. Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer seeded over Rafael Nadal in controversial move And she has been rewarded with a meeting with an all-time great in Williams, 39, who herself was just 17 when she made the U.S. Open final and lost to Martina Hingis.Meanwhile, Barty, whose first Grand Slam title at the French Open and victory last week at the Birmingham Classic has seen rise her to the top of the WTA rankings, is the No. 1 seed in the women’s singles but the draw has been no kinder to her as a result. Related Newslast_img read more