Ferry operator Stena Line inaugurated a new onshore power supply connection in the Port of Oslo on January 8.“The completion of yet another onshore power supply connection in the Port of Oslo is an important milestone in our efforts to reduce emissions and we are now closing in on our target of connecting 25 % of our terminals in 2020,” Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability, Brand and Communication at Stena Line, said.With this development, the company’s vessel Stena Saga will now be able to connect to the electricity grid during calls into port, marking an important step in Stena Line’s sustainability work.With Stena Saga, 14 of Stena Lines 38 vessels can now connect to green electricity when in port.“Many of our vessels call at locations close to cities which makes it especially important to be able to shut down engines when docked,” Lewenhaupt added.Every year, nearly 1.3 million passengers travel with DFDS and Stena Line to Denmark, according to the port’s data.The power requirement of the ferries is about 2-3 MW. This is almost sixty times stronger than current fast charging devices for electric cars. With shore power, the ferries save about 1420 tons of fuel annually.The development is in line with the Port of Oslo’s efforts to become a zero-emission port.
Greensburg, IN— Indiana residents along the I-74 corridor are getting a chance to improve their economic future through the Catapult Greensburg initiative, part of a statewide effort to get more Hoosiers into the manufacturing workforce. Catapult Greensburg is the local branch of Conexus Indiana’s Catapult Indiana initiative. Catapult prepares unemployed and under-employed Hoosiers with skills they need to enter today’s manufacturing environment.Conexus Indiana launched Catapult Greensburg to recruit from Decatur County and other surrounding counties mainly along I-74. Each month-long class trains at the Greensburg Community Learning Center, a facility connecting people with multiple agencies that can help in education, training, and career development.For many recruits into the program, it is a second chance for employment or a longer-term, stable career. The first class of Catapult Greensburg began in mid-August and will graduate on September 13. During four weeks of training, students get paid an hourly wage for class participation, are trained for job expectations in the modern manufacturing environment, and gain exposure to potential employers.The program depends on the direct involvement of local manufacturing companies who commit to interviewing program graduates and ultimately making job offers. Along with Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, which is coordinating the training, multiple local companies are also participating in Catapult Greensburg, including Delta Faucet Company, One Solution Logistics, Kelly Services, Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA), Inc., and CFA Staffing, Inc.“There are talented Hoosiers who can make an immediate impact at any of our regional manufacturing employers,” said Tim Myers, senior vice president at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “Catapult Greensburg is about finding these people and giving them an opportunity. It benefits our business, our community and, most importantly, the employees because they will have the training and skills to be successful.”Conexus Indiana began Catapult as a way of meeting the critical needs of manufacturers who consistently have problems filling jobs with people skilled to do the work.“Indiana is fortunate to have an abundance of manufacturing jobs, but it can be a struggle for companies to find the right talent — and for Hoosiers to know where to obtain the skills they need,” said Brad Rhorer, chief talent programs officer for Conexus Indiana. “Conexus Indiana is excited to see how Catapult can help connect Hoosiers looking for career opportunities with employers who need skilled talent. We’re pleased with the fast start that Catapult Greensburg has had, and for all the participants and employers who will have a brighter future because of this program,” he said.
Batesville, IN—Mayor Mike Bettice has announced that the city of Batesville will have large trash pick-up on Saturday, February 1, 2020. It is recommended to set out items the evening before as pick up will begin as early as 5 am.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill believes the “freak weather” that forced the abandonment of his side’s World Cup qualifier with Russia would have posed problems for any country. Press Association He added: “At the end of the day there are more modern stadia that could maybe deal with it but it’s the first time in history it has happened (to Northern Ireland), so it’s not something we haven’t managed well, or have mis-managed over time.” There have been some suggestions that the lack of pitch covers could have contributed to the state of the playing surface and that the IFA might have done more to source some. But O’Neill was in no mood to lay blame. “That’s predominantly an operations thing, I am not involved in it at all,” he said. “It’s not really a manager’s position to get into that. We certainly wanted to play on Friday and we also wanted to play today, but I’m not completely sure the Russians were so keen to play today. “Either way, the referee made a quick decision this morning and said that for the safety of the players it was unrealistic to think we could play.” Behind the scenes, negotiations will start over when to play the rearranged Russia match. No decision was possible, with the visitors heading to London ahead of Monday’s glamour friendly with Brazil at Stamford Bridge, but discussions will continue. June is an option likely to be favoured by Russia, who already have one qualifier lined up during that international window, but Northern Ireland are not thought to be in agreement. “We will now have to sit down with our counterparts from the Russian Federations and decide when we can stage the fixture,” IFA head of communications Geoff Wilson told Press Association Sport. The Group F clash was originally due to be played on Friday night, but a deluge of snow led to the contest being pushed back to Saturday afternoon. As it was Norwegian referee Tom Hagen and the FIFA match delegates decided to cancel just before 11am, having completed further inspections in the morning. O’Neill feels the extent of the bad weather would have caused headaches for bodies bigger and wealthier than the Irish Football Association, and he said: “We experienced freak weather over a short period of time, from late Thursday and early Friday – freak weather which would have been challenging for any association to get the game on.”
“You have the guarantee that after the match, independent of the result, we are together again, enjoying our time and having a laugh. “With David we don’t have this kind of relationship, but we have a good relationship. “I think we can start this kind of very nice relationship I had always with Sir Alex, no problem. “During the game, it’s a game. It’s not manager against manager. It’s club against club, it’s 11 against 11, it’s big players against big players. We just do our job normally.” A potential break in the relationship could be caused by Mourinho’s pursuit of Wayne Rooney. Twice Chelsea have had bids rejected for the Manchester United striker and Mourinho has said a third bid will be made after Monday’s match. Asked how Mourinho will feel if Rooney plays against his side, the self-styled Special One said: “The same emotions I always feel when I play against him. “I played against him with Real Madrid and with Chelsea and with Inter. The emotions is you have to be worried with a good player. No more than that.” Mourinho takes his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Monday for an opportunity to strike an early blow in the Barclays Premier League title race. The defending champions and the Blues are under new leadership this term, but Mourinho expects the same challenge he faced against Ferguson’s United. Press Association “There are things that we cannot change,” Mourinho said. “David has experience and he knows that he cannot change history. The history that Sir Alex did is there and it is there forever. “Is that a problem for David? I don’t think so. I think David doesn’t want to be compared with Sir Alex. “I think he’s in the best moment of his career – maturity, experience, a big, big, big club, very good players. I think he’s in a fantastic position and I think he’s going to do very well. “I hope he doesn’t win everything and he will leave something for the others, but he’s in fantastic condition.” Mourinho enjoyed a close relationship with Ferguson, who informed the Portuguese of his intention to retire before making the announcement public. After being omnipresent at Old Trafford during Mourinho’s time in management, now there will be a different face in the Old Trafford dugout. “For me the difference is the routine of meeting a friend, of being together and relaxed before the match,” added Mourinho, reflecting on his time in opposition to Ferguson. Jose Mourinho expects David Moyes to thrive as Manchester United manager and does not expect the challenge of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson to phase the former Everton boss.
Press Association He now switches his attention to the Boxing Day clash at Tottenham and their trip to West Ham two days later. Downing said: “I suppose there’s a bit less pressure on the lads because of what’s going on, but you’re always going to have the uncertainty of ‘who is going to come in?’ and ‘hopefully I can impress’. “At half-time against Hull we just tried to settle down a little bit because it was such a disruptive week. I just got the reflection of that in the first half and thought ‘come on, boys, that’s not us’. “There was an edginess and a tension and we’ve got to try to settle things down and play with freedom and expression.” Downing has not changed too many things since Clarke’s departure but is keen to draw positives from a difficult situation. “We’re just different personalities,” he said of his own management style. “Steve’s very astute and meticulous, a great coach. I’m a little bit of Steve, a little bit of Roy (Hodgson) before that and a bit of my own personal slant on it. “I try to get people rallied together and galvanise the group because of the disappointment of what happened last week. They’ve very much got behind me, which is great. “We’ve tried to get a bit of a siege mentality around just to try to get everyone together and have an enthusiasm, a work ethic, and to be fair the boys have been really good.” Albion were poor in the first half against Hull before Downing introduced Matej Vydra, Zoltan Gera and Saido Berahino from the bench. Vydra and Gera combined for the Baggies’ equaliser, with the Czech striker scoring the goal, but Downing was reluctant to take too much credit for the substitutions. “Maybe I didn’t get the starting XI right because I had to change it at half-time,” he said. “During games you get them right and get them wrong. But what I’ve got is a good set of substitutes and a good squad behind me, so I can look around on a matchday and think ‘he can make an impact’ and ‘he can have an effect on the team’. “The three lads on Saturday did that and it’s about having that strength in depth and someone who can change the game.” Downing revealed striker Victor Anichebe is doubtful to face Spurs with a groin injury. Downing is holding the fort at the Hawthorns as chairman Jeremy Peace and technical director Richard Garlick continue the search for a permanent head coach following Steve Clarke’s sacking last week. Downing’s first match in charge saw Albion end a four-match losing run with a spirited 1-1 draw at home to Hull on Saturday. West Brom caretaker boss Keith Downing will continue to encourage a “siege mentality” within his managerless squad as they attempt to cope with great uncertainty over the Christmas period.
The entire incident was captured on surveillance video. Two people are recovering after investigators say a man attacked them with a baseball bat ‘for no apparent reason.’On Sunday, two men and a woman were walking to a breakfast café located inside a West Palm Beach shopping plaza when a violent attack occurred.Witnesses say the suspect later identified as 24-year-old Yoangel Quevedo approached the group and began swinging the bat “like crazy.”Quevedo went on the attack with his fists and a baseball bat, severely injuring two people and damaging a vehicle, according to the victims, who did not want to be identified.Security guards from a nearby nightclub grabbed the suspect before police arrived at the scene.Quevedo, who has since bonded out of jail, is facing multiple charges including aggravated battery with a weapon.He is expected to appear back in court Oct. 17.The victims are planning to take legal action.“One of the men, who is recovering from severe injuries to his ribs and arms, released the following statement: I feel impotence that a stranger comes and attacks my friend from behind. When I defend him, he attacks me with a bat full of anger and me getting out of work to eat withy wife and with our friend. I don’t feel anger towards my aggressor, but I hope that the law works fairly. There is enough evidence to prove what really happened.”CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Two people are recovering after investigators say a man attacked them with a baseball bat in West Palm Beach. .@LuliOrtizTV has the story you’ll only see on CBS12, tonight at 11. pic.twitter.com/MreIczi7Ww— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) September 19, 2019
By Alexandra UlmerRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s Neymar has not yet won his country a gold medal, but yesterday he at least pocketed an Olympic record – the fastest goal, at a dazzling 15 seconds into the game against overwhelmed Honduras.The men’s semi-final had barely kicked off when Barcelona forward Neymar intercepted the ball, charged towards the Honduran side, challenged the goalie and bundled the ball into the net, sending the Maracana stadium into frenzy of cheers.“It was amazing to just arrive in the stadium and watch a beautiful goal,” said Filipe Deliza, a 19 year-old law student from Rio at the packed Rio venue.“I was expecting Brazil to win but I was not expecting it would be so easy,” added Deliza, wearing a yellow Brazilian shirt.Hurt Honduras were shaken by the goal and never recovered, going on to lose 6-0.“We didn’t expect this,” Honduran keeper Luis Lopez told Reuters about Neymar’s goal. “Honestly, it hurts.”But soccer-mad Brazilians were delighted, chanting “Neymar!” during much of the match – including when he netted a penalty at 90 minutes to put the icing on the cake.Neymar will have to keep the magic going to allow Brazil to finally hoist the only international title that has so far eluded it. The South American powerhouse have lost three Olympic finals, including at London 2012.If he can lead his squad to triumph in Saturday’s final, the team captain would cement his status as one of Brazil’s greatest-ever players.He has already drawn lighthearted comparisons to other Olympic greats.“Neymar’s goal, 15 seconds in, is the fastest in the history of Olympic football, 5.42 seconds more than Usain Bolt,” the Rio 2016 Spanish-language account tweeted in reference to the Jamaican sprinter.
Two weeks ago, the connection wasn’t there. Drew Allen’s still getting more comfortable with everyone, but less than a month ago he and Ashton Broyld didn’t quite have the chemistry in place.But two weeks is a long time. On Saturday, in Syracuse’s 23-17 loss to Penn State in the New York’s College Classic, Broyld was Allen’s favorite target.“It wasn’t that way early, and I think all the receivers are getting more and more comfortable as he goes,” Orange quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said. “And that will continue to develop over time.”Allen targeted Broyld eight times, completing four passes for 46 yards including a 27-yard strike across the middle for Allen’s first chunk play of the game.Broyld, who’s listed on the roster as a running back, on the depth chart as an H-back and primarily played in the slot, said Tuesday that he and Allen were developing a strong rapport.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe’s gaining a bit of extra comfort with a more clearly defined role in the offense and was on the field in most of Syracuse’s offensive packages at MetLife Stadium.“I think he’s benefiting,” Orange head coach Scott Shafer said. “He had a couple opportunities, made a couple plays, had a couple missed assignments, but he’s young. We’ve got three more seasons with him, so we’ve just got to keep finding him ways to get the ball in space and that’s a good place to start.”Broyld committed a personal foul and dropped some passes, but otherwise was an entirely different player than he was last season.In 2012, the only time he was a factor was in a win over Stony Brook. A year later, he’s a staple of the offense and not only SU’s most explosive receiving option, but perhaps also its most consistent.He wasn’t only a factor in medium- and long-range passes, but he was also a popular check-down option for Allen, who needed one in his first-ever start. Wide receiver JarrodWest had just 22 yards. Adrian Flemming had just 18.“Unfortunately we didn’t make the plays that we needed to make to win the game,” Broyld said. “That’s where we fell short.”After the game, Broyld deflected almost every question about his own play. He didn’t comment on his budding chemistry with Allen or how a new role may be benefitting him.Instead, he talked about the team, about what the Orange needs to improve on going forward. There’s time to improve, but Broyld’s suddenly ahead of the curve.“It’s a long season,” Broyld said. “We still have plenty of games left to play. Hopefully we just get better and better each day.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 31, 2013 at 10:34 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DBWilson2
That they didn’t break somewhere along the line represents a significant change for the Clippers, whose league-wide reputation coming into this season was they crumbled when alternate paths to victory needed to be forged.Or to be more blunt, the Clippers were easily intimidated.“In the past, people came in here trying to push us around,” Clippers forward Matt Barnes said. “And mentally I think it worked.”That’s happening less and less under Rivers and with a more mature Blake Griffin elevating his game physically and mentally.There is an undeniable resiliency to these Clippers, who continue to defy injuries and multiple roster additions to continue their ascent in the Western Conference.Their win against the Warriors was their ninth in a row and strengthened their hold on the third seed in the Western Conference — and with it, home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.And they are playing without J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford, two key role players.Yet they continue to win.Better yet, they continue to find ways to win.Like Wednesday, when they overcame the slow shooting nights of Chris Paul and Darren Collison and others to beat the Warriors.“I’m proud,” Griffin said. “Proud of the way we fought. Proud of the way guys handled themselves. Guys were fighting. I’m just proud of the way we played.”In years past, that probably didn’t happen.Not long ago, the knock on the Clippers was they were front runners, just a high-flying, high-wire act that was fun to watch when things were going well.But the minute someone turned up the heat and took them out of their comfort zone with some hard fouls or aggressive defense, the trouble started. They’d get angry or down on themselves. The body language changed, their flow slowed to a crawl. The defense and communication waned and the silly fouls and mental errors mounted.At that point, the Clippers would crumble.This year, that no longer seems to be the case.The Warriors were a prime example.“It was one of those games you just had to keep fighting and finally it kind of broke our way,” Rivers said. “To me, that’s growth. I don’t know if we win this game earlier in the year. It’s one of those games where some teams let go of the rope. But I thought we hung in there, and I’m proud of them.”There is a reason for that, according to Barnes.“Now that we’re mentally locked in, I think it’s harder to (get in our head),” he said,” “You’re going to have to beat us playing basketball, and that’s hard to do.”As one of the Clippers’ noted agitators, even Barnes openly questioned their toughness last year. It all came to a head in the first round of the playoffs against Memphis when he blasted the Clippers for getting punked by the Grizzlies.The Clippers lost that series, and over the summer sweeping changes were made — not the least of which was getting rid of Vinny Del Negro as coach in favor of Rivers, the hard-driving force behind the Boston Celtics’ championship run in 2009.Rivers didn’t just bring instant credibility to a locker room starving for proven leadership. He brought a no-nonsense, no-excuse philosophy in which misfortune is quickly dealt with and overcome — not the justification for failure.The Clippers are acquiring a similar taste for adversity, having won in a variety of fashions with an ever-changing lineup.“We’ve had so many injuries, so many ups and downs, and we’re still getting guys acclimated,” Barnes said. “But with all that being said, we’re able to win tough games and blowouts. All different kinds of wins.”Said Griffin: “To have J.J. hurt for so long and (Paul) and Jamal and Matt Barnes hurt, to have all the guys we’ve had hurt this year, yet to be where we are, it’s great.”The true test comes in the playoffs, of course.But the more the Clippers show they can win when Plan A and Plan B aren’t working, the better off they’ll be in April and May.“Listen, in the playoffs every game’s not going to be pretty,” Collison said. “It’s going to be hard, especially against a very good team.“There’s going to be times you aren’t playing well, but you have to do whatever it takes to win.”The Clippers are doing that now. The source of which dramatically increases the odds of a long playoff run by the Clippers.Despite so many factors working against them, they dug deep enough to forge a path to victory against one of the best teams in the Western Conference — not to mention their recent nemesis.It wasn’t pretty or artistic or imaginative.But in many ways, it was better than all of those things combined.They won ugly, relying more on mental toughness than physical prowess. It didn’t come easy. They had to keep chipping away until the game tilted their way long enough to prevail. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Doc Rivers wasn’t quite done listing everything that didn’t work for the Clippers against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, yet already he was running out of breath.“We were awful offensively. We just scored on happenstance. Guys found the ball and made a shot,” Rivers said. “We had no rhythm. We had no pace. We had no execution. And we were fighting ourselves.”It was a bleak assessment, to be sure.But behind the raspy voice detailing the woes, an unmistakable sense of satisfaction grew more and more obvious.