Innovo Reel Drive Executes Mediterranean Sea Campaign

first_imgInnovo has recently completed work for a contractor in the Mediterranean Sea that has seen the INNODRIVE reel drive system achieve 15 months umbilical laying and spooling activity with 0% downtime.Innovo said it was selected by the contractor thanks to its system’s unrivaled reliability and following successful previous contract delivery.Stefano Malagodi, general manager of Innovo, said, “The INNODRIVE is our response to the demand from operators and contracts for a powerful, reliable and quick-to-mobilise reel drive system for today’s market.“It can transport 800 ton reels in a sea-state of eight with only the hub engaged and without sea-fastenings. We believe this makes it not only the largest available worldwide, but also the most economical thanks to time savings.“Customers have the added advantage of using our Electrical Driven Lay Spread (EDLS) system which we provide in partnership with Sparrows Group. It enables us to reduce the staff dedicated to system operation by up to 40%.“These figures demonstrate that Innovo is well-placed to deliver the cost savings and predictably reliable equipment that the market demands.”last_img read more

Vatican announces Facebook, YouTube pages for John Paul II

first_img Sharing is caring! FaithLifestyle Vatican announces Facebook, YouTube pages for John Paul II by: – March 16, 2011 Share Share Tweetcenter_img 68 Views   no discussions Share Pope John Paul II, famous for his power to communicate the Roman Catholic Church’s message around the world, is getting another chance to do so, with the Vatican launching pages dedicated to him on Facebook.The Holy See launched the social networking pages Tuesday, in advance of the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, the last step before sainthood. “The aim is to diversify the instruments so as to give this initiative as great an exposure and as wide a coverage as possible,” the Vatican press office said in a statement.The new Facebook and YouTube pages feature video clips from John Paul’s nearly 27-year pontificate and are being maintained by Vatican Radio and of the Vatican Television Centre. The Vatican announced in January that John Paul II, who died in 2005, would be beatified later this year. The social networking campaign around his beatification comes after Pope Benedict praised online social media, even while identifying some dangers of the new technology.“In the digital world, transmitting information increasingly means making it known within a social network where knowledge is shared in the context of personal exchanges,” Benedict said in a January statement for the church’s World Communications Day. “This dynamic has contributed to a new appreciation of communication itself, which is seen first of all as dialogue, exchange, solidarity and the creation of positive relations,” he said. In order for a candidate to be beatified, one miracle after death must be proved through the scrutiny of medical and theological experts.By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editorlast_img read more

Diamond Mountain doubleheader sees Kennemore, Trenchard shine

first_imgCraig Nieman and Keith Foux were Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winners. Foux scored the rich $1,000 win on Saturday in his son Justin’s ride, in only his second night in the car. Timothy Allerdings was the runner-up while third went to Nieman. SUSANVILLE, Calif. (July 3-4) – Nevin Kennemore cashed in with his first IMCA Modified feature win of the season while Nick Trenchard returned to victory lane for a big win of his own on night two of the Independence Weekend special at Diamond Mountain Speedway. Modifieds – 1. Nevin Kennemore; 2. Mitch Murphy; 3. Alec Childs; 4. Cory Sample; 5. Trevor Fitz-Gibbon; 6. Ryan McDaniel; 7. Shawn Natenstedt; 8. Jimmy Lipke; 9. Riley Simmons; 10. Ga­len Hainline; 11. Ray Lindeman; 12. Danny Lauer; 13. Jeff Faulkner; 14. Chris Nieman; 15. Matt Murphy; 16. Wade Kennemore; 17. Cole Jones; 18. Jeff White; 19. Larry McCracken; 20. Dave Sciarroni; 21. Scott Foreman.  Northern SportMods – 1. Foux; 2. Timothy Allerdings; 3. Nieman; 4. Jimmy Ray Huffman; 5. Crook; 6. Jason Ferguson; 7. Longacre; 8. Chew; 9. Kennemore; 10. Foster; 11. Rogers; 12. Jer­emy Phillips; 13. Russell; 14. Belli. By Stephanie Deatherage  Modifieds – 1. Nick Trenchard; 2. McDaniel; 3. Sample; 4. Simmons; 5. Natenstedt; 6. Nieman; 7. Lauer; 8. Faulkner; 9. Nevin Kennemore; 10. Royce Goetz; 11. Matt Murphy; 12. Wade Kenne­more; 13. Fitz-Gibbon; 14. Sciarroni; 15. Lindeman; 16. Rob Robles; 17. James Welshone; 18. Foreman. July 3 Feature Results Nick Trenchard, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, banked $2,000 for his July 4 IMCA Modified feature win at Diamond Mountain Speedway. (Photo by Shawn Castillo)  July 4 Feature Results Northern SportMods – 1. Craig Nieman; 2. Keith Foux; 3. Tyler Rogers; 4. Colton Chew; 5. Rich­ard Longacre; 6. Nathan Howard; 7. Kelly Kennemore; 8. Dennis Crook; 9. Ryan Belli; 10. Scott Foster; 11. Colby Russell.  On Friday, Nieman parked his machine in the winner’s circle following his first triumph of the cur­rent campaign, good for $500. Foux and Tyler Rogers rounded out the top three. Kennemore led al 25 laps of the Friday feature, earning a career-best $1,500 payday and a spot of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. After seeing a sizable lead erased by a late caution, his win came ahead of Mitch Murphy and Alec Childs. Already an All-Star candidate, Trenchard started fifth and had to hold off Ryan McDaniel and Cory Sample for the $2,000 checkers. The win was his second this season at Susanville. Nevin Kennemore’s first IMCA Modified feature win of the season came on opening night of the Independence Weekend at Diamond Mountain Speedway. The $1,500 checkers put the Standish, Calif., driver on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. (Photo by Shawn Castillo)last_img read more

Sunman residents urged to lock cars and stay vigilant

first_imgSunman, IN— Officials in Sunman are urging residents to lock their cars after a string of thefts in the area that have taken place. If you see something suspicious, please contact the Sunman Police Department’s phone number at 812-623-5000. You can leave a message and stay anonymous if you wish.last_img

AVB prepares to face Spurs fans

first_img Reaction to Villas-Boas’ outburst in internet forums so far has been mixed. Some supporters claim Spurs need to start playing more attractive football if they are to get more vocal backing at White Hart Lane, while others agree with the manager and have called on the fans to increase the volume for the fourth-round game, which is close to a sell-out. One way Villas-Boas can appease the disgruntled fans is by taking the team on a run in the cup competitions. The 35-year-old put a lot of emphasis on trying to win the Europa League last season and, as a result, his team suffered an early exit to Leeds in the FA Cup and a fourth-round knockout in the Capital One Cup by Norwich. But with over £100million invested in seven new signings this summer, the Portuguese believes it could be a very different story for Spurs in the cups this season. “We will introduce changes but the difference this season is that we have the quality available to throw in a very good team,” the Tottenham manager said. “We will definitely do lots of changes because the schedule has been quite tight. We will have played Thursday, Sunday and Wednesday. “We want to continue to do well and we have a responsibility at home to go through. “We have the team to do it, so naturally the changes will happen.” Erik Lamela has struggled to impress since his £30million move from Roma, but he will get another chance to make an impression on Wednesday with a rare start. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Nacer Chadli are expected to get a run out while Brad Friedel is likely to replace Hugo Lloris in goal. Villas-Boas also has a selection dilemma up front. Jermain Defoe has scored eight goals in the cup competitions this term, but Roberto Soldado is short of goals from open play and could start alongside the England international if Villas-Boas decides to ditch the 4-2-3-1 formation he has deployed all season. Another intriguing idea would be starting with Emmanuel Adebayor alongside Defoe. Two seasons ago, Spurs won seven of the eight games that Adebayor and Defoe started together, with the pair chipping in 10 goals between them. Last season they scored nine in 11 games as a strike partnership, but Adebayor has not played for the club this season. Adebayor was told he could leave in the summer and Villas-Boas made him train with the development squad last month. The former Arsenal striker was on the bench for last week’s Europa League victory in Moldova, though, and could be called upon for the meeting with Hull, who are likely to get men behind the ball again just as they did on Sunday. The Tottenham manager criticised Spurs fans for not getting behind their players during the 1-0 win over Hull in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday. Villas-Boas said both he and the players were unhappy about the “negative” atmosphere which he thinks made it feel like Spurs were the away team at White Hart Lane. Press Association Andre Villas-Boas will gauge how his criticism of Tottenham fans has gone down on Wednesday when Hull return to White Hart Lane in the Capital One Cup.last_img read more

United States equal lowest-ever score of 35 in ODI defeat by Nepal

first_imgTHE United States have equalled the record for the lowest total in a one-day international, scoring 35 runs in a World Cup League 2 defeat by Nepal.Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane took six wickets for 16 runs as the U.S. were bowled out in 12 overs in Kathmandu.Nepal, playing their first international series on home soil, reached the target in 32 balls.The United States’ total matched the score Zimbabwe were bowled out for in Harare against Sri Lanka in 2004.Former West Indies opener Xavier Marshall, who made 16, was the only U.S. batsman to reach double digits.The U.S. were awarded ODI status in 2019 after taking part in a ICC World Cricket League Division Two event in Namibia.Nepal, the United States and Oman are taking part in the series in Kathmandu. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Q&A with Aigerim Duiseneyeva, Triptrotting

first_imgAigerim Duiseneyeva graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in finance and international relations. After graduation she moved to New York, where she worked as an analyst for UBS’ Global Consumer Products & Retail Investment Banking Group for two years.Worldly · Aigerim Duiseneyeva graduated from the Marshall School of Business in 2007 and is won second place in the New Venture Seed Competition. – Courtesy of Aigerim Duiseneyva She returned to USC to compete against Master’s business students in the New Venture Seed Competition, in which she and her partners presented their business idea, Triptrotting, and won second place.Daily Trojan: What is Triptrotting and how does it work?Aigerim Duiseneyeva: Triptrotting is an online platform that connects travelers with like-minded locals around the world. Imagine yourself going to Dubai and actually knowing someone local before you arrive.Someone who’s your age, is in the same profession, has similar interests and aspirations and also comes from one of the top universities. That’s what we do.We connect students and young professionals when they travel with students and young professionals in their travel destination. And we connect them using a personality matching algorithm.It looks at your interests and your personality and what you want to do, and it matches you with someone in that location who is similar to you.DT: How did you come up with Triptrotting?Duiseneyeva: The idea came from our own experiences, actually, myself and my business partner. We both went to USC’s Marshall School of Business, and while at Marshall we traveled extensively. I have personally been to over 10 different travel destinations: Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Beijing.We went to Mexico, we went to Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore … So in all of those trips we noticed that everywhere we went we met American students, but we never saw any of the local students … We wanted a way to go beyond just taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower, to actually meeting peers.DT: How did you develop your idea?Duiseneyeva: We founded Triptrotting in the end of 2009, and in April 2010 there was a Seed competition at Marshall. We competed against other people at the Master’s level, so against people with MBAs, and we were one of the winners … But really it was the connections we made through that competition that mattered.Through that competition we were introduced to someone from Idealab, Brad Hines, who was one of the coaches there. A few months later when we got back in touch, they were interested in potentially investing.DT: How do you want Triptrotting to influence students?Duiseneyeva: Our mission is to expand cultural understanding. At the end of the day we are all the same; regardless of your background, regardless of what country you’re from, we’re all people. And what we want students to realize from the TripTrotting experience is that when you meet a person from another culture, someone you’ve never spoken to, and you become friends, that creates a special relationship across the world.DT: What trips have you taken that have influenced your life?Duiseneyeva: When I went to Dubai I met some locals, which is hard to do because 80% of residents in Dubai are expats from the Western World.  We met some locals, who were 25 and went to the university … It changes your perception of the local country from the local’s perspective.What I learned is that the locals are not doing well; I saw first-hand the effects of Westernization in that country.DT: What was the most influential trip you took while you went to USC?Duiseneyeva: The most influential one was the first trip I took to Tokyo, which was in March of 2006. It was my first trip to Asia, and that really opened my eyes to differences in Asian culture and tradition … We had meetings with companies organized by Marshall School of Business.So not only did I get to experience the culture, but I got to explore the business side of the city and the government … You’re not just going there and taking a picture; you’re taking real, educational experiences back with you.DT: What is your present relationship with USC?Duiseneyeva: We are working with Marshall School of Business, with all of their exchange programs, all of their short- and long-term trips. As an alum I am very connected. I like to work on career panels, talk to students about their experiences.DT: What clubs or activities were you involved in at USC?Duiseneyeva: When I went to USC I was part of the Marshall International Case Competition, which was the most amazing thing I could have done … They choose four students to compete in these competitions all around the world, in Hong Kong, Ohio State, McGill and at home. So in teams of four they present you with a case and you have to crack the case, come up with a solution and make a presentation.DT: What was the most valuable part of your experiences with USC?Duiseneyeva: One thing that I took away from USC that I really appreciate is the skill sets and abilities involved in networking. I acquired a lot of confidence from meeting people from other places, and I think those experiences are really what separates USC from other schools.DT: What advice would you give to current students?Duiseneyeva: Take advantage of the USC network. It doesn’t matter what career you’re choosing or where you want to go in your life, the USC network is the most amazing thing I have ever had access to. My second piece of advice is to follow your passion. There are a lot of myths about what you’re supposed to do after you graduate. I know a lot of people who I went to school with now who aren’t happy because they’re not doing something they like. It is really important to follow your passion, and when you do so, you are going to be very successful in your career.last_img read more

New suit filed against USC, Tyndall

first_img“Normally, this routine procedure would take no more than a few minutes,” the lawsuit read. “Instead, Tyndall spent an excessive 30 minutes to complete the pap smear in order to prolong his sexual gratification.” The suit claims that USC concealed complaints made by female students and knew about his alleged sexual abuse as early as the 1990s.  The three women allege that USC knew about Tyndall’s abuse and covered it up during the nearly 30 years he worked at Engemann. Several lawsuits have been filed against Tyndall and USC since the Los Angeles Times first reported on the allegations in May 2018.  “Subsequent examinations by other doctors have never uncovered the abnormalities Tyndall claimed Plaintiff Jane Doe J.E. had,” the lawsuit read. “[She] was encouraged to return to the Student Health Center only for Tyndall’s sexual gratification.” One of the defendants, named Jane Doe J.L. in the suit, attended USC from 2003 to 2006 and visited Tyndall approximately five times. The suit claims that Tyndall, in order to receive sexual pleasure, performed multiple medically unnecessary gynecological exams on Jane Doe J.L., all without  chaperones present. For plaintiff Jane Doe J.E., who attended USC from 1988 to 1991, Tyndall allegedly took pictures of her nude, which he told her would be used for medical purposes, the lawsuit read. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was told she had abnormalities and was encouraged to see Tyndall on multiple other occasions.  In a statement, USC said it is aware of the recent lawsuit; however, the University is prioritizing settling as many cases as possible through the $215 million class action settlement. Three women are suing USC, former campus gynecologist George Tyndall, the Engemann Student Health Center and Keck Medicine of USC separately from the more than 500 women who are already involved in a class action lawsuit. (Daily Trojan file photo) According to the lawsuit, Tyndall also allegedly asked questions about the plaintiff’s personal life and sexual relationships.  The lawsuit alleges that USC never reported Tyndall to the Medical Board of California or law enforcement during his 28 years working at the University. It alleges that Tyndall primarily targeted Chinese students because foreign students would be unaware of typical gynecological practices. On Feb. 12, USC filed an agreement for its $215 million class-action lawsuit, which detailed the amounts that will be distributed to all of Tyndall’s former patients using health center records.  “In addition to the monetary relief offered in the settlement, USC continues to make sweeping changes to prevent all forms of misconduct on campus, including establishing an Office of Professionalism and Ethics and an Office of Ombuds Services,” USC wrote. Another plaintiff, Jane Doe M.S., attended USC from 2011 to 2014. The suit states that the plaintiff’s pap smear appointment with Tyndall was the first time the plaintiff had visited a gynecologist in the United States, and she did not know what constituted typical gynecological procedures. According to the suit, Tyndall diagnosed Jane Doe J.L. with HPV, but this diagnosis was never confirmed through further examinations by other doctors.  Three more victims of former campus gynecologist George Tyndall are suing USC, the Engemann Student Health Center, Keck Medicine of USC and Tyndall, separately from the more than 500 women who are already involved in a class action lawsuit.last_img read more

Trojans pick up two wins in homestand

first_imgFollow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24 The No. 1-ranked USC men’s water polo team extended their current home winning steak to 43 games after blowing by No. 13-ranked Loyola Marymount, 17-4, and unranked Cal Lutheran, 22-3, at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Saturday.Back on top · After gaining the No. 1 ranking in the nation with the win over UCLA last week at the SoCal Tournament, the Trojans extended their home winning streak to 43 games with two wins this weekend. – William Ehart | Daily Trojan USC (19-1) tacked the pair of wins onto its current overall winning streak, bringing the tally to nine games.This comes just a week after the Trojans defeated crosstown rival UCLA 12-11 (OT) in a dramatic, come-from-behind fashion at the championship game of the SoCal Tournament. By doing so, USC reclaimed its coveted top ranking, while the Bruins dropped to No. 2.Another milestone also occurred for a USC player on Saturday as junior driver Kostas Genidounias broke into USC’s all-time top-10 scoring list with his two goals against LMU. He would finish the day tied for No. 8 all-time. Senior driver Nikola Vavic also continues to add to his own new all-time scoring record. Vavic had five goals on the day.“I’m satisfied with today’s wins,” Genidounias said. “We actually stayed to our plan and didn’t allow a lot of goals on defense, while our offense just came by itself.”The Trojans would take some time to get going against LMU (10-10), who trailed USC by only one goal 3-2 after a Lions player netted a buzzer beater from half tank.Like so many times before, USC would come alive in the second frame with redshirt junior utility Ivan Kustic and senior two-meter Connor Virjee bringing the Trojans to a 6-2 lead. LMU’s Milutin Mitrovic would cut the lead to 6-3, but the Trojans would come back with five goals unanswered to take an 11-3 lead into the third frame. In the final frame, they shut out the Lions and racked up six more scores to round out the game.Being able to shut down their opponents is a result of head coach Jovan Vavic’s recently implemented pressure defense.“We’re working on pressing a lot and not letting opposing offenses to have time to do what they want,” said redshirt junior driver Rex Butler.Butler had a hat trick, while six other players had two goals. Senior goalie James Clark finished the match with nine saves.The theme of the day for the Trojans was “spreading the love,” as 13 different USC players made up their 22 goals against Cal Lutheran (8-13), while 15 different players scored between the two games.“It was a fun day overall since everyone got to score and some guys even got their first career goals or played for the first time,” said redshirt sophomore two-meter Chase Watson.Following a short break, the team continued its scoring run against the Kingsmen by tallying double-digit goals in the first frame with 10 goals.A plethora of players would have multi-goal games led by Watson, who had four. Vavic scored three, and senior two-meter Jeremy Davie, freshman driver Nick Bell, Virjee and junior driver Marc Vonderweidt would all add two goals of their own. Redshirt freshman driver Liam Burke would score his first career goal in the Trojan effort.USC will head up to Santa Barbara and jump into more Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play next Sunday, Oct. 27, against UC Santa Barbara. Game time is set for 12 p.m.last_img read more