Italdraghe Delivers SGT400 Cutter Suction Dredger to Iraq

first_imgItaldraghe SpA has successfully completed delivery of a SGT 400 Cutter Suction Dredger to the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources.The CSD comes as the first in a series of three dredgers that Italdraghe will supply to this client.According to the company, the dredger that is fully operational now in Iraq has working depth of 10m with a suction diameter of 450mm and a discharge diameter of 400mm.The main dredging pump engine is an Isotta Fraschini type with 1000 hp at 1800 rpm.The auxiliary engine is a FTP Iveco Motors type C90 with 350 hp at 2000 rpm.The dredger, fitted with anchor booms and spud carriage, has a crown type cutter with 150 hp and the swing winches have a 6 ton pull.Equipment:Arbour gen-set with 30 kW;DGPS positioning system with an integrated project monitoring program;Production measuring system.last_img read more

Lufthansa Cargo Group reorganising charter division

first_imgA statement by the airline group said that once the realignment is complete, it will remain active as a service provider in the charter market and offer a broad portfolio of charter solutions.Prior to realignment, the Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency will remain the contact partner for charter solutions, as it has been since 2001.HLPFI understands that LH Cargo Charter’s senior management will continue to work on the charter business, whilst roles for other staff will be found within the Lufthansa Group.Commentators across the aircargo broker community have long suggested that a broker within an airline is inevitably tied to that airline’s aircraft, although LH Cargo Charter has always denied that this has been the case.2012 was a difficult year for the air charter market. Overcapacity in the scheduled sector has intensified competition.lhcharter.comlufthansa-cargo.comlast_img read more

FBI investigating whether UMD stabbing was ‘hate-based’

first_img Related University of Maryland Police Department(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) — Federal investigators are trying to determine whether the weekend stabbing of a black college student in Maryland was racially motivated, authorities said Sunday.Sean Urbanski, a 22-year-old University of Maryland student, has been charged with first and second-degree assault in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Richard Collins III, authorities said.Police called the attack random and “totally unprovoked.”The university’s police department said it asked the FBI to assist in the investigation after it discovered that Urbanski, who is white, belonged to a racist Facebook group called “Alt-Reich.”“New information obtained today from witnesses and other sources has led law enforcement officials to consider a hate-bias motive in this case,” University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said in a statement Sunday. “To ensure a comprehensive investigation, UMPD today asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to provide technical and forensic expertise, which it agreed to do.“Urbanski is being held without bond, according to police. He is due in court next month.Collins, a student at Bowie State University, was visiting the UMD campus when he was stabbed in the chest by a man who he apparently did not know, according to police.Collins was set to graduate on Tuesday and he had recently commissioned in the U.S. Army as second lieutenant, officials said.Collins was waiting for an Uber with friends at around 3 a.m. when Urbanski allegedly approached him, screaming, according to officials.Urbanski reportedly told the victim to “step left if you know what’s best for you,” according to police. Collins replied with “no” before Urbanski stabbed allegedly him once in the chest, authorities said.College Park Police Chief David Mitchell said the attack has caused some students, particularly “students of color,” to fear for their safety on the campus.“We’re seeing tension here. We’re doing our best to combat that,” said Mitchell while speaking at a press conference on Sunday. “We love our freedom and we are not giving it up.”When asked if the university had previous knowledge of the hate group’s existence on campus, Mitchell stated that there is “a fine line here between criminal misconduct and first amendment free speech.” He said the university is looking into other students who may be involved with the Facebook group and their involvement on campus.Officials said that they do not know yet if any drugs were in the suspect’s system but said they would seek to find out.University of Maryland President Loh said the school has substantially increased visible patrols, on and off campus, but he said that is not enough.“We must all do more to nurture a climate — on campus and beyond — where we stand against hate, we fight against hate crimes, and we reaffirm the values that define us a university and as a democracy,” he said. “We all grieve together for a promising life ended far too early.”A vigil is scheduled for Collins on Monday evening at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland.“It is a tragic loss to see our national treasure, in the form of Lt. Collins, taken away from us in this manner,” FBI spokesman Gordon Johnson said at a press conference Sunday.People who knew Collins described him as a “good young man” who was excited about his future.Collins’ pastor, Darryl Godlock, said the victim’s family is taking the loss hard.“The family is just devastated,” Godlock told ABC’s Washington, D.C. affiliate WJLA-TV on Sunday. “[T]his young man’s career was ready to excel.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Report: Marcell Ateman Running Again, now ‘Week to Week’

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Senior pass catcher Marcell Ateman has not played a game this season for OSU, after suffering an injury in the preseason that has held him out to this point. According to a report from the Tulsa World’s Mark Cooper, Mike Gundy says that Ateman has reached the point in his recovery that he’s now running again.“He’s in a week-to-week mode now,” Gundy said. “They’re going to start doing change of direction next week, is what I was told. From that point on we’ll have a pretty good idea of where he’s at.”Ateman was OSU’s second leading receiver from a year ago who had 766 receiving yards and 5 touchdown grabs.Jhajuan Seales and Chris Lacy have both helped fill the 6-foot-4 void left by Ateman this season, combining for 511 yards between the two. But no doubt that having the skill and height of Ateman at receiver  back on the field would be huge for OSU.last_img read more

Kansas State Does Not Turn The Ball Over Which Could Be a Problem

first_imgOklahoma State heads to its’ proverbial house of horrors on Saturday, where the Cowboys will take on Bill Snyder and the Kansas State Wildcats. The Cowboys haven’t come home with a win at Bill Snyder Family Stadium since 2010, including a brutal 48-14 pounding in 2014 the last time the Pokes came to town.This year’s Kansas State team is very similar to your typical Bill Snyder-coached group- they run the ball, they stop the run, and they refuse to turn the ball over. The Wildcats sit at 5-3 (3-2 in Big 12 play) and come off of a close shave against Iowa State in Farmageddon.They held a 31-10 lead in the fourth quarter only to give up 16 unanswered and needed to recover an onside kick at the end to hang on for the win.But the style that Kansas State plays may spell doom for a Cowboys defense that relies heavily on turnovers and struggles to get stops without them. Let’s take a look at a few numbers to know for Kansas State.Kansas State will not give the ball upAs mentioned above, Kansas State has turned over the ball just seven times all season! This ranks eighth in the country, and will mean many long, slow drives up and down the field. QB Jesse Ertz facilitates an interesting spread offense, but executes more like a Big 10 offense than a Big 12.Running backs Justin Silmon and Charles Thomas are a two headed monster out of the backfield that run hard and run often. The Cowboys defense should expect to be on the field more than almost any other game this season, and will need to stop the run against the Wildcats if they want to get off the field.Oklahoma State will face the best run defense they’ve faced all yearK-State is elite at stopping the run. They give up just 102.3 yards per game, which is fifth in the entire country. OSU has improved quite a bit in the past few games running the football, but will face the toughest test of their season on the ground in Manhattan.If the Pokes can’t run the ball and establish the ground game early, they will be in big trouble on the road.The Cowboys continue to be road warriors in the Big 12A stat that may surprise Cowboys fans — Oklahoma State is 7-1 in their last 8 true road games, dating back to 2014. Despite Mason Rudolph’s struggles on the road (10 touchdowns, 10 interceptions in his career), OSU has come up big this year and last year away from Stillwater, especially in the Big 12.Kansas State has won the last two meetings in Manhattan, but this Oklahoma State team is riding high after the West Virginia win last week. If the Cowboys can get a win on the road this weekend, they will be in the driver’s seat to play for the Big 12 title in Norman the final day of the season. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

2017 JUCO Lineman Signs With Oklahoma State

first_imgAfter adding the commitment of junior college offensive lineman Arlington Hambright two weeks ago, the 2017 junior college prospect made it official this week and signed his financial aid agreement with the Cowboys.Let’s make it official baby ?? @CoachGundy @CoachAdkinsOSU #GoPokes #OKState pic.twitter.com/aWjxZkeaQu— BIGHAM? (@CallMePopsss) December 14, 2016Hambright is a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle coming from Garden City Community College, where he helped the team win the 2016 NJCAA national title. With Victor Salako moving on after this season, Hambright’s experience at the next level could vault him into serious consideration for a starting spot, specifically at left tackle covering the blindside where Salako had success last season. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Mike Gundy is Confident in OSU’s Young Cornerbacks — Should He Be?

first_imgMike Gundy addressed the media on Monday following the first spring football practice. As confident as ever with the mullet in full flow, the head man addressed what many would consider borderline major changes to the roster.Kenneth Edison-McGruder, who spent time at safety last season, will be moving back into the box at linebacker — a position he dabbled in last season including during the Alamo Bowl. And perhaps the bigger news: Ramon Richards is being moved from corner to safety this spring.“We used Ramon Richards at safety last year,” said Gundy. “We feel like he has good range and that he can make some plays from there. .. Ramon will be a guy who plays more in the middle of the field.”That’s obviously a major change, even if it winds up being temporary. Richards has played at cornerback since his true freshman season (which we won’t speak of), and last year he emerged as one of the top playmakers in the secondary. He has a knack for finding himself in the right place at the right time, and it seems that quality coupled with his previous experience at the position and Gundy’s confidence in his youngsters is enough to make the position change.“We’ve got some young guys that we want to get a lot of work,” Gundy said. “They’ll get a lot of work as far as from a depth perspective, and they’ll definitely get a lot of reps in the spring until we get some young guys in. We need those young guys to come in and improve. That’s one of the positions where we need those guys to come in and play well for us next year, and to do it earlier than what you normally would at that position.“We like the young guys. We like what they bring to the table. They just don’t have a ton of experience yet. They’ve had a good offseason.”The young guys in the program do have some promise. OSU signed a solid 2016 class of defensive backs, all but two of which took redshirts last season. But now it’s time to step up and see what they can do. Here are the four candidates most likely to be in line for immediate playing time, including a true frosh — along with some candidates who I think have a chance to separate themselves this spring. I’ll also make a final assessment at the bottom.Madre Harper (Sophomore)Harper is the prospect who should be next in line to replace Richards. An early enrollee a season ago, he made his presence felt mainly on special teams last season. But he’s an ideal candidate to step up right away given his time spent in the program and his ceiling as a defensive back.Harper has a perfect frame at 6-foot-1, he was a lockdown defender in high school out of Lamar — the same school as Texas QB Shane Buechele — and he’s likely going to see a majority of first-team reps.AJ Green (Sophomore)Green was a lesser-heralded recruit out of DeSoto, Texas, whom OSU was very high on in the recruiting process. Like Harper, Green has a 6-foot-1 frame and played for one of the more dominant programs in Texas High School football. He played a good chunk of time as a true freshman, and while he may not have been a flashy recruit, he has all the fundamentals down and a good base to build on.I’m really high on Green as well. His mechanics and footwork are well beyond his age, and he has the discipline to not bite on double moves and keep his receiver in front of him as we saw last year. That’s something you can coach, but it makes it easier if they’re already heady enough to know those little things.Rodarius Williams (Redshirt Freshman)Representing first team All-Confidence, Williams might just be the next big thing if his attitude towards his own game rounds into on-field results. The former Shreveport (Louisiana) native took a redshirt last season, and he’s been able to bulk up and grow into what was a promising but thin frame.Williams might be the most raw of the group, but he has a high upside a la Justin Gilbert. He’s a former track star and will figure to be in the rotation in some capacity.LaMarcus Morton (Freshman)Color me intrigued with LaMarcus Morton, an early enrollee out of Gilmer, Texas, who starred at wide receiver in high school. Morton played all over the field including safety, but cornerback is going to be fairly new to him. Because of the need for defensive backs (and the overflow of talent at WR), Morton might be a natural fit on the outside.Like many others, he’s also a former track star. But his time spent as a wide receiver gives him an edge. He knows the mentality, and thus might be able to defend the pass better. Spring will be huge for him in learning and picking things up on the fly, and I don’t think we’ll learn much about whether he can contribute right away until the summer. But he’s got a high ceiling and the need might usher in immediate playing time for him.Final assessmentOklahoma State is confident in its youth, but make no mistake, it is also making every effort to supplement it with experience. Clemson defensive back Adrian Baker is a top priority after making an official visit last weekend, so don’t be surprised if Gundy fills a hole with a graduate transfer like he’s done in the past.The group on the whole is young but talented, sharp yet inexperienced. Working in young guys (and moving Ramon to safety) will speed up the growing pains with extra reps against a future NFL quarterback. If they’re not good, Ramon can always switch back to the outside (Glenn Spencer already noted that). But I think this is a good move on the whole to get young guys reps and work them in right away.There are several players who might go from relative unknowns to starters in 2017, and the likelihood seems high that it will be one (or more) names from this list. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Watch: Seales Impresses at Pro Day With 4.4 40 and Monster Vertical

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State held their Pro Day on Thursday morning, hosting scouts from all 32 NFL teams. There were plenty there to see Vincent Taylor and Chris Carson, who made himself a little money at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this week.But they also got to see the show put on by departing wide receiver Jhajuan Seales. And I mean he put on a show. Seales turned in a 4.40 second 40-yard dash. There reports as low a 4.37 but we’ll defer to OSU who called it 4.40.Jhajuan Seales’ first attempt at the 40. #okstate pic.twitter.com/z9mzj8u0gq— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) March 9, 2017Seales also had the best vertical leap of the day at 41.5 inches. #OKState WR Jhajuan Seales with the biggest vertical today. 41 ½ inches off the ground. pic.twitter.com/Zw40UG2fpa— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) March 9, 2017Here’s Seales in the 60-yard shuffle.Jhajuan’s shuttle pic.twitter.com/iEiuHEFUvr— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) March 9, 2017So let’s take a look at how his numbers would have stacked up with the rest of the wide receivers had he been invited to the Combine.4.40 in 40-yard dash (T3rd)20 reps on bench press (2nd)41.5-inch vertical leap (2nd)10’4″ in broad jump (out of top 15)You can bet that there are several teams who have moved Jhajuan up their boards, if not putting him on for the first time.last_img read more

Tuesday Poll: Are You Concerned About the Oklahoma State Hype?

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I’m going to discuss this later on this week in the context of what Mike Gundy thinks about it, but I’m curious to get the thoughts of OSU fans. Does the hype train OSU is riding concern you, or are you not concerned at all about how much love the Cowboys are getting from national pundits and pollsters?Today’s poll question: I am ___________ about how much hype this #okstate team is getting.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 8, 2017As always your comments both on Twitter and in the comments section of the blog will be used when we discuss on Wednesday. Until then, happy voting (and discussing).AdChoices广告last_img read more

Look: Oklahoma State Installs 1945 National Championship Sign at BPS

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State started (and finished?) installation on a new 1945 national championship sign inside Boone Pickens Stadium on Wednesday. Here’s what that looks like.???? #okstate @CowboyFB @WeAreAFCA pic.twitter.com/GZNZcwfoBw— Oklahoma State (@OSUAthletics) August 16, 2017I love this because of how many people — specifically those in crimson and cream — it is going to infuriate. Did Oklahoma State win a football national championship in 1945? Technically, yes even though it wasn’t awarded until 2016 by the American Football Coaches Association. Is it hilarious that they’re hanging the banner over 70 years later? Also yes!AdChoices广告But hey, if we want to talk banners, OU, then maybe you guys should take this one down claiming that 2012 Big 12 title which was won by Kansas State because, you know, they beat you 24-19 in Norman.So yeah, maybe that 1945 champs banner is a little goofy, but it’s fun and people will appreciate it and mostly it will get under the skin of the fans of other teams. That’s why you hang banners to begin with, right?last_img read more