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Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Going Against the Flow with Royal IHC’s Plumigator

first_imgOverflow systems are designed to optimize the efficiency of the dredging process by draining excess water and leaving more weight available for the payload, thus limiting the amount of turbulence in the hopper.During the overflow process, the aim is to remove excess water from the hopper, making room for more payload. However, with a regular overflow, the excess water can flow freely. This results in a chaotic process with large quantities of air mixed in the flow.When released from the vessel, some of this mixture enters the inlets, such as the auxiliary pumps. This can result in loss of performance and even component failure. Due to the increased presence of air, the mixture ‘floats’ to the surface. This creates the characteristic plume, which has an adverse effect on the local ecosystem.Tackling the issues caused by the overflow process, Royal IHC decided to develop a brand new solution for the industry, the patented Plumigator® system.So, in order to present this new development to our readers, we decided to talk to Erwin Bijvoet – Product Manager at IHC, the man behind the team that gave birth to this new technology.DT: The journey for new technologies is always an exciting one. This was certainly the case with IHC’s Plumigator, would you be so kind to share some insights on the origins of the IHC’ Plumigator overflow technology?Erwin Bijvoet: Walter Beij – IHC’s captain/dredgemaster – came with the idea of a successor for the anti-turbidity valve. He experienced a positive effect on the plume and auxiliary equipment with a proper working environmental valve.However the anti-turbidity valve is only used on projects with strict requirements with respect to turbidity. An anti-turbidity valve is not self-regulating, requires a lot of maintenance and is not easily accessible. After laboratory testing we did a full scale test on the Easydredge®.With valuable results from the Easydredge® test we went back to the laboratory and redesigned the Plumigator. This improved design was installed and is still operational.DT: What are the advantages of this technology?Erwin Bijvoet: We engineered a solution containing no moving parts, that was self-regulating and also compliant with DR68, guidelines for the assignment of reduced freebord for dredger. The Plumigator can also be retrofitted to any existing telescopic overflow.DT: Can you tell us something about the major benefits of using this technology?Erwin Bijvoet: The Plumigator® overflow not only offers increased flexibility, but delivers a range of other benefits:Reduces the dredge plume;Improves performance of auxiliary equipment by reducing the air underneath the vessel;Prevents wear of auxiliary equipment.DT: How does the IHC’s Plumigator overflow work in simple terms?Erwin Bijvoet: With smart flow distribution the amount of air entering the overflow is reduced. As a result less air leaves the overflow.DT: Have you already received some feedback from the users?Erwin Bijvoet: The Plumigator is installed on one vessel, the TSHD SOSPAN – DAU. We received positive feedback from this launching customer. You can hear this in Jaap Verduijn’s story – captain of TSHD SOSPAN – DAU in the following movie.Two more are to be installed, on dredger B.E. LINDHOLM for Weeks Marine and one on the new build Lesse for de Boer Dutch dredging.At the end we asked Erwin Bijvoet what are the latest innovation for the dredging industry that IHC is currently working on?Erwin Bijvoet: IHC is active in developing sustainable solutions. Like the Plumigator overflow, LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredgers and cutter suction dredger and fuel saving technology.Furthermore, IHC is developing dredge equipment that enable customers to perform projects more efficiently, such as new dragheads for hard soil conditions.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

Bulldogs Baseball Results

first_imgThe Bulldogs beat Greensburg on Monday 16-6 in six innings.The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the first on the Bulldogs scored in the first on a three-run home run by Connor Schuck, an RBI single by Brett Westerfeld, a two-run double by Jacob Christie, and an RBI single by Jacob Wilson.Schuck racked up four RBIs on three hits for the Bulldogs.Leo Enneking got the win in relief for the Bulldogs. Enneking pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed no runs.The Bulldogs easily handled Greensburg pitching as seven hitters combined for 16 hits, 16 RBIs and 14 runs scored.Austin Kane took the loss for Greensburg. He allowed 10 runs in four innings, walked four and struck out five.The Bulldogs got two-run rallies in the fourth inning and the fifth. In the fourth, the Bulldogs scored on a two-run single by Westerfeld, scoring Schuck and Bryan Hoeing.The Bulldogs piled on two more runs in the top of the fifth. Wyatt Scheblersingled, scoring Enneking to start the inning. That was followed up by Hoeing’s single, bringing home Schebler.The Bulldogs built upon their lead with four runs in the sixth. The inning got off to a hot start when Austin Prickel singled, plating Westerfeld. That was followed up by Jacob Wilson’s single, bringing home Jacob Christie and Prickel.————————————————————————————————–Tuesay Night – Batesville loses to Connersville 3-1 in 9 Innings.Connor Schuck both hit and pitched well for the Bulldogs, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs fell to Connersville 3-1 on Tuesday.Schuck had a hot bat for the Bulldogs. Schuck went 1-4 and drove in one. He singled in the third inning.Schuck was a workhorse on the mound for the Bulldogs. Schuck allowed one earned run, five hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings of work.Jordan Clark got the win for Connersville. He allowed one run over nine innings. He struck out 12, walked one and surrendered three hits.Schuck took the loss for the Bulldogs.The top of the third saw Connersville take an early lead, 1-0. Connersville got things going when Clark singled. A single by Joe Rowe then moved Clark from first to second. Dylan Huffman singled, bringing home Clark.The Bulldogs’ lone run of the ballgame came in the third inning on an RBI single by Schuck.Connersville didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the ninth inning when it scored on an error and an RBI single by Nathan Clark.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Alex Davis.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

Area Girls Regional Basketball Scores (2-10)

first_imgArea Girls Regional Basketball ScoresSaturday  (2-10)Class 1A @ Southwestern ShelbyIndy Tindley  60      Bloomfield  36Jac-Cen-Del  66     University  57ChampionshipIndy Tindley  74     Jac-Cen-Del  59Class 2A @ PaoliSouth Ripley  65      North Knox  40Paoli  39     Evansville Mater Dei  32ChampionshipPaoli  55     South Ripley  44Class 3A @ CharlestownGreensburg  74     Vincennes Lincoln  64Evansville Memorial  47     Salem  35ChampionshipGreensburg  50     Evansville Memorial  46Congratulations to The Lady Pirates and Coach Jason Simpson on winning The 3A Regionals!  Greensburg will be taking on The Danville Lady Warriors at The Jeffersonville Semi-States with a 3 PM tipoff.Congratulations to The South Ripley Lady Raiders and Coach Brian Samples and The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles and Coach Scott Smith an outstanding seasons!last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 21, 2020

Reading expected to name Adkins as boss

first_imgReading have called a press conference for this morning where they are expected to confirm Nigel Adkins as their new manager. The Royals have been searching for a new boss since they sacked Brian McDermott two weeks ago, and former Southampton manager Adkins appears to be the man they have opted for. The 48-year-old has been out of work since surprisingly losing his job with the Saints in January, with his sacking coming after back-to-back promotions. Press Associationcenter_img Reports have linked him with replacing McDermott over previous days, though, and last night Reading confirmed they would be holding an unscheduled media conference at 9.15am today. Should Adkins be the man they unveil, Reading will become his third professional club, having started out with Scunthorpe in 2006. He stepped up to the manager’s chair after serving the Iron as physiotherapist for 10 years and twice got them promoted from League One to the Championship. A number of candidates have been linked with the post – Brighton’s Gus Poyet was heavily touted last week – while Eamonn Dolan has been looking after the team on a caretaker basis. The new manager will inherit a side 19th in the Premier League and seven points shy of safety with eight games left. Reading travel to Arsenal on Saturday before a home game against Southampton, Adkins’ old side, on April 6. last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 19, 2020

29-strong team for Goodwill Games 2016

first_imgA TEAM of twenty-nine swimmers departed yesterday with the aim of flying the Golden Arrowhead high at the Goodwill Swim Meet which begins today at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre in St Lucia.The team which also includes five officials, met with Director of Sport Christopher Jones prior to departure.Jones, wished the team well conveying to the athletes that there can be as limitless as they want to be and can even reach the heights of celebrated multiple Olympic Games gold medallist Michael Phelps.The sport director said, “The sky is the limit, you could even reach the stats of Michael Phelps or even go above and beyond him. I am confident that each and every one of you have the ability. Congratulations for making the team, being part of the delegation that represents Guyana, because I know there were others who were attempting to make timings and so forth but didn’t make it.”“I encourage you to emulate what you saw at the Olympics like Michael Phelps and so forth because in years to come they could very well be representing Guyana at the Olympics.” Jones said.Jones also offered words of encouragement to the coaches and manager of the team. To the parents of the swimmers Jones said, “This is not only an opportunity for your child to go abroad and that’s the end of it, continue to encourage them in their sport disciplines, not forgetting to also encourage them in their academics.”’The current team represents a change from the initial 28 selected by the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA), with Boys’ 11-12 swimmer Sekhel TSedeq no longer going, and Boys’ 8-and-under swimmers Jeremy and Jeron Sookram being added to the team.The team, however, marks a reduction from the thirty-two-strong contingent that represented Guyana last year in Trinidad, but is equal in size to that of the 2014 unit in Suriname.In Suriname, the team finished in the cellar position with 26 medals, which included four gold, six silver and eight bronze individual medals and eight relay bronze medals.Guyana have continued to do poorly at the meet, almost always finishing in last place among the competing countries which include Trinidad, Suriname, Barbados and St Lucia but did manage some positives in 2015 where they finished in the penultimate position.Despite Guyana’s continued dismal performance at the developmental meet, national coach Sean Baksh said that concrete results have been forthcoming from Guyana’s sustained attendance at the meet.He cited the example of last year’s leading gold medallist, and 8-and-under age-group champion Aleka Persaud, who did not medal at the meet until some years later.“We’re at the bottom of the pile and we’re trying to take ourselves out of that. Every step for us is developmental at the moment. Every time they go they may not come back with a medal but they’re improving on their times. We still have to tread along the course with the athletes and hope that down the road they will do what they have to do. Nothing happens overnight.” Baksh remarked.The government of Guyana through the National Sports Commission (NSC) and Ministry of Education donated over $4M in funding to the team.The Meet is scheduled to run until August 21.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 19, 2020

Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative

first_imgBy Isaac OmuloELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan athletes yesterday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country’s top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals.The doping cases threatened to derail Kenya’s participation in last year’s Rio Olympics, but its athletes were eventually allowed to compete and brought home a haul of long-distance running medals.“This is a good step and a major development for our country. I am happy with it, although authorities still need to make athletes aware of the dangers of doping,” Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, 34, told Reuters.Athletics Kenya, the governing body for track and field in the East African country, says elite athletes should only use the six doctors vetted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) if they want to compete.“You have to go through this network, inside or outside the country. They will be writing monthly reports to the IAAF,” said Athletics Kenya Chairman Jackson Tuwei.Tuwei said 49 Kenyan athletes had violated doping rules in the past five years. Kenya is still on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s watch list.“Athletes who won’t conform (to the plan) won’t be allowed to compete,” he told around 100 top athletes at a meeting in Eldoret, 350 kilometres (217 miles) northwest of the capital Nairobi.Olympic champion and London marathon winner Jemima Sumgong said the plan would help honest athletes.“It will make it easier and faster to do a medical, now that there are six doctors whose contacts have been given to us,” she said. “This is a good start to eliminate doping.”The IAAF said the initiative was not intended to vet athletes, but to provide good quality medical support.“The network comes as part of the preventive measures intended to address the proliferation of rogue doctors, limit poor medical practice, and address the supply of prohibited substances,” Chris Turner, a spokesman for IAAF, told Reuters.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2020

Picking perfect kickball team

first_imgSo Jerry Jones thinks he’s a general manager, huh? He thinks he can almost single-handedly assemble a group of individuals, balance their varying talents and mold a perfect machine out of imperfect parts? I don’t think so.According to the Dallas Cowboys website, the team’s long-time owner is now also the official GM, despite the fact he has zero experience in much else besides being a meddling, spotlight-hogging proprietor of “America’s (or what used to be, anyway) Team.” Why do I care so much? Because by giving himself the tag general manager, Jones is dragging my name through the dirt, as I pride myself on being one of the world’s premiere GMs in constructing juggernaut kickball teams.Since the second or third grade, I’ve been putting together kickball teams so unstoppable that the late Red Auerbach (may he rest in peace) wouldn’t even bother bringing a cigar to a game against my squad. In fact, my sixth-grade winning streak of 23 consecutive games at Everglades Elemiddle School still stands to this day. We only played 23 times, FYI.Jerry Jones on the other hand has to this point only signed Terrell Owens as offensive centerpiece. This leads me to my first rule of good general managing in picking a winning kickball team, since GM rules apply across the entire sporting spectrum.Rule No. 1: Never pick T.O.The first law of being a winning general manager is to NEVER pick Terrell Owens. Better team architects than I have fallen into this pit, like Andy Reid in Philadelphia, who eventually lost his title due to bringing in the boisterous crybaby. Now this rule doesn’t just apply to Owens, but all players that the wideout might want on any team of his. So, if you spot a player who is a big talker and is quick to vent his anger against his teammates, avoid him like the Brits avoid Crest. Rule No. 2: Never be the team to pick lastPicking second is like picking first but giving the other guy a head start. The difference between the top two players in a kickball game and any other game really is minimal. However, the drop-off from the second-to-last person picked and the last one is larger than the gap separating Roseanne from Denzel Washington at any awards ceremony. The last kid picked is ALWAYS terrible. That’s why they are the last picked. There is also a mental block that comes with being Mr. Irrelevant, if a player thinks he’s Chuck Knoblauch — who should always be picked last — he will play like Chuck Knoblauch. The Oakland Raiders have had the last pick in three of the last four NFL drafts — enough said.Rule No. 3: When in doubt, pick based on footwearAll too often, GMs find themselves in a quandary over how they utilize their next pick, not knowing anything about the remaining players involved. You’ve seen this often from the Minnesota Vikings, who miss their drafting deadline almost annually, and from the Detroit Lions, who can’t decide which Wisconsin Badger they want, so they pick as many as possible (Alex Lewis, Brian Calhoun and Jamar Fletcher to name a few). The answer is to always pick based on footwear. Like Forrest Gump said, “there’s an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they’re going. Where they’ve been…” By looking at a prospective player’s footwear you can tell a lot about them. Wearing white shoes? The guy’s probably a soft prima donna. Wearing sandals? Probably laid back and possibly lazy, and definitely not someone you want on a kickball team — though you should jump at the chance to grab anyone wearing steel toes — it shows a strong work ethic and the ball will go at least 15 percent further. Rule No. 4: Cool hair does not equal cool game,While charisma and goofiness in a teammate can lead to increased morale, which is always a good thing, the fact is that a real neato hair (facial or otherwise) does not equate to on-field success in football, baseball, bowling or whatever, kickball included. Look at some of the great hairdo’s of all-time.Oscar Gamble: Career .265 hitter.Scott Padgett: Career average of 4.4 points per game.Ben Wallace: 41 percent free-throw shooter.Ricky Williams: Smoke coming out his ears.Barry Melrose: Terrible ESPN commentary.Those are just some rules to live by when picking your next kickball team, or taking over a general managerial spot or even just putting together a business research team. I can’t reveal all my secrets for fear that Red Auerbach may come back from the dead and bring a victory cigar with him. But this should be sufficient for Jerry Jones to realize the only thing he is really capable of reconstructing is his face, and not a football team. Dave is a senior majoring in English and journalism. He is also holding a keg kickball game on his birthday, one he is sure to win. If you want to play, you can e-mail him at dmcgrath@badgerherald.com — and remember your steel toes.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 16, 2020

Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 wide receiver Sharod Johnson commits to the Orange

first_img Published on April 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Sharod Johnson, a wide receiver from Booker T. Washington (Florida) High School in Miami, committed to Syracuse on Sunday night, per multiple reports.Johnson, unranked by many recruiting services, held offers from Temple, Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee State and Appalachian State.Johnson is between 5-foot-10 and 5-foot-11, per multiple sources, and between 160 and 170 pounds. He has a vertical jump of 32.6 inches and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds, per his Hudl.com profile.Johnson is the second Syracuse 2017 commit in as many days, joining quarterback Tommy DeVito. He is the fourth overall commit, and also the second wide receiver in the class, joining fellow Florida wideout Daewood Davis.By the time Johnson gets to the program, if everyone uses their year of eligibility as anticipated, Syracuse will have five seniors (Steve Ishmael, Jamal Custis, Sean Avant, Clay Austin, Troy Green), three juniors (Kenterius Womack, Nesean Crofford, Adly Enoicy) and two sophomores (Tyler Gilfus, Moe Neal).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the same scenario, there will be three wide receiver/running backs, seniors Ervin Philips and juniors Tyrone Perkins and Dontae Stickland.You can track the entire Class of 2017 here.Here are Johnson’s junior season highlights, via Hudl: Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 16, 2020

Volleyball: No. 2 Badgers look to start 5-0 in Big Ten play against Scarlet Knights Wednesday

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team aims to extend a seven-game wining streak and remain undefeated in the Big Ten as they take on the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights Wednesday.The Badgers (12-1, 4-0 Big Ten) travel to New Jersey this week after yet another impressive domination on the road against two solid Big Ten teams in then-No. 14 Purdue University and Indiana University. The comeback 3-2 win over the Boilermakers and clean sweep of the Hoosiers was enough to place UW firmly as the No. 2 team in the country, behind rival University of Minnesota. The win also awarded the Badgers a tie for first place in the Big Ten, sharing the top spot with No. 1 Minnesota and No. 15 Penn State University.Volleyball: No. 3 Wisconsin silences any doubt of road strugglesDespite facing a 2-1 deficit to then-No. 14 Purdue University Friday night, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin volleyball team Read…The Scarlet Knights (4-13, 0-4 Big Ten) weigh in at the other end of the spectrum from the thriving Badgers. Rutgers is dead last in the conference standings and fresh off the team’s 12th straight loss. Rutgers has been swept by their last three opponents, and Wisconsin will be the highest ranked opponent the Scarlet Knights have faced this season by a long shot. Despite the mismatch across the board for the Scarlet Knights, no games on the road in the Big Ten are won easily, and the Badgers are coming off yet another long stretch away from home.The advantages for Wisconsin exist at almost every angle of the upcoming matchup. The Badgers are firing on all cylinders after having to battle back against the Boilermakers and have reiterated that their “game-by-game” approach applies to every team on the schedule. After the then-No. 1 University of Nebraska fell in a stunning 1-3 loss to Ohio State University, the championship discussion reopened for Wisconsin and showed the rest of college volleyball that there is a chink in the Cornhuskers’ armor.Rutgers will ultimately have to play away from Wisconsin’s strong suit at the net and push the back corners of the court if the Scarlett Knights want to win. This will get the Badgers on their heels and keep the ball away from the powerful combination of All-American setter Lauren Carilini and breakout freshman outside hitter Molly Haggerty. Not many teams outside have been able to do this thus far against Wisconsin this season. The Badgers have only dropped sets to teams ranked inside the top fifteen, sweeping every other one of their other opponents.Regardless of the matchups on paper, games are settled on the court, and the Big Ten is certainly no exception as the best conference in collegiate volleyball.Wednesday’s game in New Brunswick starts at 6 p.m. with live coverage from Rutgers’ College Avenue Gym airing on BTN Plus.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: August 31, 2020

Bolt wins fourth Laureus World Sportsman award

first_imgThe world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt  has won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award for a record-equaling fourth time.Bolt joins outstanding tennis player Roger Federer as the only two athletes to have won the award on four occasions.Bolt continued blazing a trail of glory in 2016 when he copped three more gold medals at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Jamaican won the 100 metres, 200 metres and anchored the 4×100 metres relay – achieving that treble for the third Olympics in a row. Bolt has since had to return his Olympic relay gold medal earned in Beijing, China Olympics in 2008 due a controversial doping violation by teammate Nesta Carter.Simone BilesBolt received the honor during a ceremony in Monaco on Tuesday, having bested fellow nominees Stephen Curry, Mo Farah, LeBron James, Andy Murray and Cristiano Ronaldo.Bolt joins tennis stars Roger Federer and Serena Williams as a four-time Laureus award winners.Earlier, Simone Biles had been confirmed as the winner of the World Sportswoman of the Year award.The American, who claimed four gold medals and a bronze in Rio, is the first gymnast to be honored by Laureus in the men’s or women’s category.last_img read more