DOF Subsea has carried out the first major offshore dive with JFD’s new deep diving rebreather, COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus).Earlier this year, JFD released COBRA into the market to replace conventional SCUBA bailout methods, providing divers with extended supply of breathing gas in the event of a primary supply failure. Last month COBRA was granted full CE marking status, making it the only approved system of its kind to achieve NORSOK U101 (Diving Respiratory Equipment) and EN14143 (Self Contained Rebreathing Apparatus) standards.Upon delivery of their new COBRA systems, DOF Subsea divers and technicians received familiarity and maintenance training from JFD on-board the Skandi Singapore DSV before embarking on a saturation diving project to 270msw in Australia.At these extreme depths, traditional bailout systems would offer the divers less than 3 minutes of emergency breathing gas, whereas the COBRA system provides 20 minutes minimum duration for this depth.COBRA has been designed and developed by JFD to reduce a diver’s gas usage by recycling the diver’s breath, removing carbon dioxide and injecting a flow of fresh breathing gas to replace the oxygen consumed. COBRA can be tested at any time, giving divers vital reassurance through the single turn activation valve on the helmet. This allows the diver to mechanically switch COBRA on and off as a pre-dive check.The divers were satisfied with the set’s performance during the dive and JFD said it received positive feedback with regards to ease of use, comfort, practicality and the greatly improved safety benefits offered by the system.JFD managing director, Giovanni Corbetta, commented: “JFD is delighted with COBRA’s recent performance throughout both the CE marking testing and the recent dive to 270msw. We are confident that the system provides divers with a reliable and practical solution to an issue which has been of huge concern to diving contractors and oil and gas operators for a number of years. Previous bailout systems’ shortfalls have now been addressed and we are expecting companies to adopt COBRA within their procedures to raise the safety level of diving activities and to ensure preventable diver casualties are widely reduced.”
The government of Nova Scotia has launched a call for applications for tidal energy demonstration permits for projects up to five megawatts in size.The permits also give companies the ability to sell the electricity they generate, and according to Nova Scotia government, no more than 10MW of total power will be authorized.All operators are required to have applicable permits and approvals, including an environmental assessment approval for tidal projects that could generate 2MW or more.Geoff MacLellan, Nova Scotia Energy Minister, said: “As part of our ocean sector, tidal energy has enormous potential to create more opportunities in rural areas, while addressing our climate change goals. These permits will help us stay at the forefront of this rapidly changing industry by finding ways to address technical challenges while lowering the cost of tidal energy.”The permits fall under the Marine Renewable-energy Act proclaimed by the Nova Scotia government on January 24, 2018, which also approved administrative regulations for the industry. Illustration (Photo: NS Department of Energy)
InternationalLifestylePrintTravel Missing plane: Last message revealed by: – March 12, 2014 Share Share 58 Views no discussions Several countries are scouring the seas for signs of the missing planeThe last communication received from a Malaysia Airlines plane suggests everything was normal on board minutes before it went missing over the South China Sea, Malaysian authorities say.Flight MH370 replied “All right, roger that” to a radio message from Malaysian air control, authorities said.The search has been widened to waters off both sides of the peninsula.Malaysia’s air force chief has denied reports the plane was tracked to the Malacca Strait in the west.The China-bound plane went missing on Saturday with 239 people on board.It vanished about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, as it flew over the South China Sea, south of Vietnam’s Ca Mau peninsula. No distress signal or message was sent.‘Confusing’ informationMalaysian authorities revealed the plane’s last communication at a news conference held in Beijing for relatives of the 154 Chinese who are among the missing passengers.As the plane reached the boundary between Malaysian and Vietnamese airspace, the Malaysian air control announced it was handing over to Ho Chi Minh City Control.Minutes later, all contact with Flight MH370 was lost.China’s foreign ministry said there was “too much confusion” regarding the information released about the plane’s flight path.“It is very hard for us to decide whether a given piece of information is accurate,” spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing.Relatives of missing Chinese passengers (12 March 2014)Family members have been frustrated by the lack of information about the plane’s fateDeputy Commander of Vietnam 918 Air Brigade Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Tri Thuc (right) looks out for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 off Con Dao island, 12 March 2014There are conflicting reports of the plane’s last location as the search enters its fifth dayIndonesian Air Force crewman prayed prior to a search for the missing planeMalaysians have been writing messages for the missing passengers on a wall in Kuala LumpurEarlier on Wednesday, Malaysia’s air force chief Rodzali Daud denied remarks attributed to him in local media that flight was tracked by military radar to the Malacca Strait, far west of its planned route.Gen Rodzali Daud said he “did not make any such statements”, but the air force had “not ruled out the possibility of an air turn-back”.Sighting?Early search efforts focused on waters between Malaysia and Vietnam.The search was later extended to the Malacca Strait and the Andaman Sea, off Malaysia’s west coast, amid reports that the plane could have turned back.Operations are now covering some 27,000 square nautical miles (92,000 sq km).Malaysian authorities on Wednesday requested assistance from India in searching the Andaman Sea, north of the Malacca Strait.Vietnam has confirmed an investigation into a possible sighting of the plane has so far yielded no results.Vietnam’s air traffic management earlier said it had received an email from a New Zealander working in one of the oil rigs off Vung Tau.“He said he spotted a burning [object] at that location, some 300 km (200 miles) southeast of Vung Tau,” deputy general director Doan Huu Gia said.Malaysia’s acting transport minister, Hishamuddin Hussein, insists there is no confusionOfficials still do not know what went wrong with the aircraft, and several leads pursued so far have proven not to be linked to the plane.After more than four days of fruitless searching, there is an element of desperation creeping into this operation, the BBC’s Jonathan Head in Kuala Lumpur reports.‘Shock at allegations’Some 42 ships and 39 aircraft from several countries are taking part in the search for the plane.Two-thirds of the passengers on board the plane were Chinese. Some were from a range of other Asian countries, North America or Europe.Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines said in a statement that it was “shocked” by reports made against its First Officer, Fariq Ab Hamid, who was the co-pilot of the missing flight.A South African tourist told Australia’s Channel Nine that she and her friend were invited to sit in the cockpit with Fariq Ab Hamid and the pilot during a flight in 2011, in an apparent breach of airline rules.Malaysia Airlines said it took the reports “very seriously”.None of the debris and oil slicks spotted in the South China Sea or Malacca Strait so far have proved to be linked to the disappearance.In the US, CIA Director John Brennan said the possibility of a terror link could not be ruled out. But he said “no claims of responsibility” over the missing jet had “been confirmed or corroborated”.BBC News Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement needs help locating an 11-year-old Jacksonville boy who went missing over the weekend.A missing child alert was issued for 11-year-old Keavon Washington who was last seen in the area of the 1600 block of West 45th Street in Jacksonville on Saturday.He is 4 feet, 10 inches tall, has brown eyes and has black hair.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or call 911.PLEASE SHARE!Florida MISSING CHILD Alert for 11yo black male Keavon Washington, 4’10”, 135 lbs., last seen 1600 block of West 45th St, Jacksonville. May be in the Jax or Gainesville areas. Contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or 911. #FLMissingChild pic.twitter.com/y6DyyGdyaZ— FDLE (@fdlepio) May 10, 2020
Indore (India) (AFP) – Virat Kohli’s India were hailed as a team driven by “hunger” after stretching their lead in the new world Test championship with a crushing win over Bangladesh inside three days.India won by an innings and 130 runs in Indore on Saturday to give them 300 points from victories in all six of their Tests in the inaugural championship, which began in August and will end in June 2021.New Zealand and Sri Lanka are second and third in the fledgling table, 240 points behind but each having played four fewer matches than India.The team’s latest triumph was ecstatically praised by the press on Sunday with the Times of India headline reading “Demolition Men” while the Hindustan Times blazed “India too fast and furious for Bangladesh”.“Getting there (to number one) is difficult, staying there is even more difficult,” bowling coach Bharat Arun said after India’s pacemen saw off Bangladesh for 150 and 213.“I think to do that over a period of three years, you need to stay constantly hungry.”Batting coach Vikram Rathour said India had built an ethos where victory for the team was more important than individual performances.“It’s the team culture. It’s not about batting or bowling. The team wants to be the number one team in the world. That’s why you see the hunger,” said Rathour.India’s opening win in the two-match series was their third straight innings victory and a record sixth consecutive Test triumph at home.It was also Kohli’s 10th innings victory as captain, surpassing the previous record of nine under his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni.“Virat must be fast becoming India’s best ever skipper … #INDvBAN,” former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted.India are now favourites to extend their winning streak to a 12th successive home Test series after surpassing Australia’s previous record of 10 in the recent 3-0 sweep of South Africa.The final match of the series, beginning Friday in Kolkata, will be India’s day-night Test debut.Kohli said he was looking forward to the new experience of playing with the pink ball in the Eden Gardens Test which will also be Bangladesh’s first under lights.“The pink-ball Test is going to be exciting, will be a challenge for the batters,” said Kohli.“With the older ball, it doesn’t swing that much so the bowlers will have a challenge. We’re just happy to be among the first to play pink-ball cricket for India.”
After a 16-goal, 28-assist performance this past season, Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves thinks it’s likely his All-American defenseman Justin Schultz will depart for the pros this offseason.[/media-credit]After reflecting on the year and discussing his breakout sophomore forward Mark Zengerle, Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves and Herald Sports turned the conversation toward two-time All-American defenseman Justin Schultz in the second installment of the Q&A on the state of Badgers hockey.Kelly Erickson: On that topic, let’s turn the conversation to Justin Schultz next. Obviously, he still hasn’t said anything about going pro. Do you have any updates?Mike Eaves: Justin is quiet to begin with. Because of that fact, he keeps his cards pretty close to his chest. The fact that he hasn’t signed indicates that he’s probably not going to sign with Anaheim. I guess if he was going to go he would’ve gone. I think that what he’s doing is he’s using that rule that he can become a free agent. I think he’s going to play that card – that’s my own thought process based on the fact that he didn’t sign right away. We don’t see the guys quite as much any more, but the one comment that he says is ‘it’s really complicated.’ So he’s keeping things really close, but I’m pretty sure we’re not going to have Justin back next year.KE: I was thinking along the same lines, but I’ve been hearing some rumors that he might stick around.ME: Yeah maybe; there’s the possibility of a strike next year. If there’s a lockout, what would Justin do then? Would he want to go play in the minors, or would he want to come back and finish? That’s the one thing that’s a sliver of hope for him returning.KE: When’s the last time that you’ve had a defenseman like him?ME: Well, we’ve had some awfully good young defensemen here in terms of point production. Jamie McBain comes to mind right away. Jake Gardiner was the same type of skill, maybe didn’t put up the points that Justin had. I think Brendan Smith was a guy that had a magic shot like Justin. Justin, his ability to quarterback the power play and get his shot through either with his velocity, his accuracy or he has the ability to take a little bit off of it, what we call a smart shot, that is the right shot at the right time. So we’ve had some really talented people in that aspect, but I think this year his ability to control the game and all aspects with and without the puck may have separated him a little bit, and the fact that he has that unbelievable work ethic and competitiveness that goes along with that skill: That makes him special.KE: Have you ever heard of coaches specifically scouting defensemen the way they do for Schultz?ME: When you watch defensemen as a hockey coach – and I was a forward – I had to teach myself as a coach to look for specific things that a defenseman does in his game. For instance … the way a defenseman skates backwards, the way he pivots, the way he uses his stick when he’s checking, his positioning out front – those are the little nuances of being a good defenseman. With Justin, it was a little easier to notice him because here was this young man, in the very first game I saw him, within the first five minutes, I’m going ‘Whoa, we have something special here.’ What jumped out to me was his ability offensively to join the rush, to carry the puck, to see the ice and not only to see the ice but to make the play. … Those are two sides of the coin you look at in defensemen. As a head coach, I had to learn to look for those things, but with Justin, he jumped off the map because of his offensive prowess.Be sure to check Herald Sports Tuesday and Wednesday for the final two installments of Eaves’ interview.
A court in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has ordered a man who assaulted a local journalist to pay EC$500 in compensation after he was found guilty of assault.On Friday, the court ordered Danroy Small, a gardener to make the payment to journalist Kenton Chance. It’s reported that Small hit Chance in the face with a plastic bag containing clothing on December 18, 2017.Chance and other journalists were at the time taking photos outside the Kingstown Magistrate Court of police putting several accused persons into a pick-up truck for transportation to prison.Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett also bonded Small for one year. If he breaks the bond, he would have to pay the court EC$1,500 forthwith or spend three months in jail.Small, who has until March 29 to pay the EC$500 dollar fine or spend two months in jail.Chance told the court that he was standing about six to eight feet from the side of the police pickup truck when Small threw the bag, causing his camera to strike him the face. Two police officers who witnessed the incident, along with the investigator officer also testified on behalf of the prosecution.Small, who was not represented by a lawyer, did not call any witnesses in his defense. But in his evidence, denied hitting Chance with the bag.
StumbleUpon Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share New industry esports betting incumbent Luckbox (Luckbox.com) has secured the support of influential esports figurehead Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner.Chaloner is among the esports community’s best-known personalities, working as a tournament host, presenter and match commentator. Chaloner will advise the Luckbox team on esports engagement initiatives as a corporate advisor and brand ambassador.Founded by former PokerStars executives, Lars Lien (CEO) and Mike Stevens, Luckbox is due to launch in 2018, aiming to become the industry’s leading betting platform and community for esports consumers.Lars Lien – Luckbox CEOConfirming Chaloner as a corporate advisor, Luckbox CEO Lars Lien stated: “We are thrilled to have Paul on board. He is hugely respected in esports and, therefore, is the perfect fit for us.“We want esports fans to know us as a trustworthy place to engage with their favourite games and working with Paul will help us convey that message.“Also, we are looking forward to his input into the project, not least the product. No one knows esports like Paul and his contributions to the direction of our business will be invaluable.”The partnership represents Chaloner first endorsement of a betting-related firm, stating that ‘Luckbox is the only company in the sector he would work with’.“Luckbox is a really exciting project and I’m delighted to be involved from this early stage. The team they have assembled is highly experienced and they are committed to creating a legitimate, and respected platform.“As esports grows in popularity, it needs professional and credible players to enter the industry to create the best possible experience for fans. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts and helping shape how Luckbox progresses from this point forward.” Recapitalised Luckbox calls for a recruitment drive June 30, 2020
Imi ‘pleased’ as Sky Racing approaches broadcasting anniversary November 29, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Submit Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 SBC’s Year In Review: February 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Share Related Articles Stephen van Rooyen, the Chief Executive of Sky UK & Ireland, has written a personal letter to The Times, stating that the industry’s planned ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling/betting advertising’ during sports broadcasts will have minimal impact as a gambling-prevention measure or safeguard.This week, UK gambling stakeholders await the full publication of a new mandatory advertising/marketing code, agreed-on by members of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA).Within its policy and conduct mandate, the RGA is expected to announce a voluntary UK operator ban on TV advertising during live sports broadcasts, in an effort to ease public and political concerns attached to gambling-related content becoming too prevalent with UK audiences.Leading Sky UK, van Rooyen states that whilst the directive ‘sounds a reasonable plan’, the reality of betting advertising expenditure portrays an ‘inconvenient truth’ for the RGA and its members.“Independent research from Gamble Aware shows money spent on gambling marketing online is five times that of TV, and the amount of cash spent promoting gambling on social media has more than tripled over the past three years,” he told The Times.“If the RGA and gambling companies are serious about protecting vulnerable gamblers, then they should start by looking at where they spend the most money, what has the least level of regulation and where there is most evidence of harm: the online world.”In his letter, van Rooyen details that the RGA should look to close the disparity gap in standards between the highly regulated TV sector and current unregulated online marketing practices undertaken by sector incumbents.In 2019, Sky UK will implement its comprehensive network protocols significantly reducing its advertising output of betting/gambling related adverts. Furthermore, implementing a new programming policy directive, Sky sports and entertainment networks will only ‘allow one betting/gambling advert to be broadcast per commercial break‘.A key leadership initiative of van Rooyen’s focuses on audience choice on advertising content, while Sky UK is further developing new ‘ad-block’ capabilities through its AdSmart technology. By 2020, Sky will enable its audiences to block gambling-content be viewed on Sky and Virgin Media digital platforms.“The irony is that TV advertising is already highly regulated, with rules around exposing inappropriate advertising to minors and limiting when and how often gambling ads can be seen,” van Rooyen added. “This is not the case online.“If the RGA plan is implemented, then spend would simply shift even further online, with smartphones, tablets and computers targeted with even greater precision. This doesn’t feel like a good outcome for anyone except gambling firms and online tech platforms; the same platforms who by avoiding their tax commitments deny government the funds that society needs.”