Ecoshield Rudder and Gear Protection for a Wide Range of Vessels

first_imgOver the last two months the rudders of several types of vessels were given an Ecoshield protective coating at yards in China, the US, Poland and the UK.Among them were three container vessels, an oil tanker, a tug boat and a vehicle carrier.Most of these ships belong to different owners, but they all experienced the same problems. Cavitation corrosion damage had appeared on the rudders of their ships. Often a rudder is not given the proper protection against cavitation and the resulting erosion and corrosion damage. In those cases the financial consequences can be extensive for the owner.Tests in a flow channel, carried out in Grenoble, have confirmed that Ecoshield performs extremely well under severe cavitation. The coating will prevent corrosion damage from reoccurring on an existing ship or can protect the rudder(s) of a newbuild vessel against cavitation and corrosion damage from the very start for the life of the vessel. It is the only known coating that can provide this type of full protection.[mappress]Press Release, December 20, 2013last_img read more

Bent Street dethroned, new champion to be crowned

first_imgA new champion will be crowned in the 2nd Annual NSC/Magnum Futsal Championship, as Back Circle dethroned titlist Bent Street in their semi-final clash on Sunday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.  A marathon penalty shoot-out which ended 6-5 in favour of the East Ruimveldt outfit completed the come from behind win and sealed their place in the March 2nd finale. Sheldon Holder failed from the distance, as his effort was denied by the Back Circle custodian, sealing his team’s exit from the event.Jermin Junior [center] of Sparta Boss challenging Hubert Pedro [right] of Gold is Money for possession of the ball in the 2nd Annual Magnum/Mash Cup Futsal Championship at the National Gymnasium A penalty shoot-out was required to settle the outcome after Back Circle overcame a two goal deficit to level the match at 2-2 at the end of normal and extra time.  Stephon McLean bagged a brace in the 20th and 27th minute to equalise the score, after Daniel Wilson had recorded a double in the ninth and 13th minute. Meanwhile, Sparta Boss sealed their consecutive final’s appearance, dismantling arch-rival Gold is Money 9-3. It was historic win for the North East La Penitence, who recorded the largest ever margin of defeat to the West Front Road outfit.  Sparta Boss was in an unforgiving mood, as they aimed to thwart a three game losing streak to their nemesis, effectively ending the contest and leaving the mammoth crowd in disbelief by recording four goals in the first half. Jermin Junior commenced the assault with a double in the second and 11th minute, while Gregory Richardson tallied a brace in the 12th and 15th minute. Hubert Pedro recorded the only noteworthy moment for Gold is Money with a seventh minute strike.  The carnage and embarrassment continued in the second half, as a further five goals were tallied by the Spartans. New recruit Ryan Hackett amassed a hat-trick in the 33rd, 35th and 38th minute, while Sheldon Shepherd accumulated two goals in the 21st and 36th minute. Randolph Wagner scored consolation goals in the 30th and 39th minute. The victors will now face-off in what is expected to be a mouth-watering finale.  On the other hand, the two losing semi-finalists will face off in the third place playoff. Winner of the tournament will pocket $600,000, with the second and third place receiving $350,000 and $200,000 respectively. The fourth place side will collect $100,000.Complete ResultsSemi-finals  Game-1Back Circle-2 vs Bent Street-2Back Circle won 6-5 on sudden death penalty kicks Back Circle ScorerStephon McLean-20th and 27thBent Street Scorer Daniel Wilson-9th and 13thGame-2Sparta Boss-9 vs Gold is Money-3 Sparta ScorersRyan Hackett-33rd, 35th and 38thJermin Junior-2nd and 11th Gregory Richardson-12th and 15thSheldon Shepherd-21st and 36thGold is Money ScorersRandolph Wagner-30th and 39thHubert Pedro-7thlast_img read more

Utah’s reserves enjoy their role

first_img Bogut leads All-America team voting A half-hour before the official start of Tuesday’s practice, five Utah basketball players are already out on the floor practicing. As Bryant Markson and Marc Jackson and other Utes walk down the stairs of the Huntsman Center in their street clothes with bags over their shoulders, five Ute players are already working out under the direction of Ute assistant coach Randy Rahe.This week they are Kelenna Azubuike, Chuck Hayes, Randoph Morris, Rajon Rondo and Patrick Sparks of Kentucky.Last week they were Filiberto Rivera, Omar Thomas and the rest of the UTEP team that the Utes dispatched in the first round of the NCAA tournament.In reality they are Chris Grant, Casey Iverson, Luke Nevill, Jake Schmidt and Johnnie Bryant. They are Utah’s “white shirts,” the guys in the white jerseys trying to act and play as much like Kentucky players as they possibly can this week in practice.None will play in Friday’s third-round NCAA game in Austin, Texas, barring a 20-point victory or decisive loss. Nevill can’t play because he’s redshirting this year, and Bryant won’t even be in Texas because of NCAA rules barring midseason transfers from traveling with the team. The other three rarely see action.But the five, along with Austin Robison, another redshirt freshman who plays on the scout team, will play an important part in getting the Utes prepared for the Wildcats, who they’ll face Friday night (7:40 p.m. MST) at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.Ute coach Ray Giacoletti is the first to admit how important the scout team is to his team’s success.”These guys spend extra time before and after practice trying to make sure they give us the correct look our opponent is going to give us,” Giacoletti said. “They are invaluable in that way. With Luke and Johnnie Bryant, it makes it really competitive because these are two guys we’re counting on big next year.”Rahe stands at the top of the key with notes in his hand, and instructs the players where to set up and when to screen for another player just as if he was teaching them a new play at the start of the season. Only this time, they are practicing Kentucky sets that the Ute staff has been studying on tape for the past three days.Rahe yells out things like “wings cross” or “double stack,” and the five players run through plays they’ve learned just minutes before.When the Ute starters and top reserves join practice later, they’ll be getting a crash course on the kind of looks they’ll be seeing Friday night.While it may seem like a thankless job, the scout players enjoy it and are proud of the role they play in the team’s success.”We’re supposed to try to copy the tendencies of players we’re going to be facing,” said Grant, a walk-on from East High School. “That makes it fun. One day I’m a shooter, and one day I’m a driver.”Before the BYU game, Grant was assigned to be Mike Hall. So he tried to play like Hall, going to his left and slashing to the basket. This week it will be Azubuike, the Wildcats’ leading scorer.Bryant, who joined the team this semester as a transfer and will have three years left to play, is usually assigned to be the opponent’s point guard — Rondo, this week. But even though he’s just 6-feet tall, he played New Mexico’s Danny Granger last month in practice because he’s such a good outside shooter.”It’s fun to get my teammates better and help them prepare for the game,” he said. “I try to be as competitive as possible and push them.”Schmidt, a 6-8, 240-pound freshman from Wyoming, usually plays the opponent’s power forward and took a turn as Granger the first time the Utes played New Mexico.”The better we play against the starters, the better they’re going to play in the game,” he said. “It’s something our coaches tell us every day. You’ve got to show up, or your teammates might not show up.”The 7-foot Nevill is obviously the center, which will be the 6-10 freshman Morris this week. Iverson, an excellent outside shooter, plays the role of Kentucky’s top shooter, Sparks.Even though they may not get to see a lot of minutes, the Ute “white shirt” players still feel they are a big part of the team. “It’s such a rush to go out there and try to provide energy for the team,” Grant said. “We feel very much a part of the team.” Related E-mail: [email protected] Kentucky coach says Ute squad better than ’98’slast_img read more