The Underwater Centre Placed into Administration

first_imgThe Underwater Centre, located in the Scottish Highlands, has ceased trading and it has been placed into administration, putting 50 jobs at risk.The news comes just months after Underwater Centre completed restructuring to become a not-for-profit company, which has seen support from industry and public bodies.The Underwater Centre provided a notice on its website saying that it “has ceased trading and is not taking any future bookings.”Andrew Baxter, Highland Council’s Lochaber Committee chair has expressed his concerns saying: “I am very disappointed to hear about the situation at the Underwater Centre. This is a world-class facility which is unique in the UK.“Our immediate concerns are for the 50 staff employed at the centre which is one of Fort William’s largest employers, and for the welfare of the students, many of whom are from overseas. The council will be seeking meetings on site to see how we might assist.”The Underwater Centre is a purpose-built subsea training and trials facility based on the shore of Loch Linnhe. The Centre provides year-round training and testing in an open-water environment.last_img read more

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India to fund construction of specialty hospital in Guyana

first_img 16 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional India to fund construction of specialty hospital in Guyana by: – December 23, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Flag of India. Photo credit: celframe.comGEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS), Dr Roger Luncheon said on Wednesday that the EXIM Bank of India has approved and made available the funding at concessionary terms for the construction of a specialty hospital at Liliendaal in Guyana. When completed, the hospital will provide services including cardio-related and cosmetic surgeries and organ transplant. Construction is anticipated to commence by the first quarter of 2012.Luncheon said that site preparation, which includes drainage of the land and the provision of the necessary utilities (water, roads, etc.) that are required for the operationalisation of the institution, is a fairly expensive undertaking that was not covered in the financial arrangement between the government of Guyana and the government of India through the EXIM Bank. Last month, the Indian government indicated that its approval of the “soft loan” to fund the construction of this state-of-the-art facility will not only become part of what is being offered within the public health system, but will also allow Guyanese to access the best quality tertiary health care at an affordable cost because government will be entering a partnership with a management group that will deliver those services. In February this year, former President Bharrat Jagdeo and then Minister within the Ministry of Health, Dr Bheri Ramsaran visited India to finalise the agreement to construct 250-bed hospital.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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MLB Announces 2020 Regular Season

first_imgPlayers to Report for Training by July 1st Ahead of Baseball’s July 23rd-24th Openers. MLB Plans to Schedule 60-Game Regular Season.Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball anticipates beginning its 2020 regular season approximately one month from today, on July 23rd or July 24th.A statement from Reds CEO Bob Castellini. “Amidst a unique and challenging year for the world and our sport, we look forward to getting the 2020 MLB season underway and the return of Reds baseball to Great American Ball Park. We are extremely grateful to our fans for their support, and are excited for this competitive team to take the field.”  The announcement follows confirmation today that the MLB Players Association has accepted the health and safety protocols that will guide MLB’s return to play and that players will be able to report for training by July 1st. The health and safety of players and employees will remain MLB’s foremost priorities in its return to play. MLB is working with a variety of public health experts, infectious disease specialists and technology providers on a comprehensive approach that aims to facilitate a safe return.MLB has submitted a 60-game regular season schedule for review by the Players Association. The proposed schedule will largely feature divisional play, with the remaining portion of each Club’s games against their opposite league’s corresponding geographical division (i.e., East vs. East, Central vs. Central and West vs. West), in order to mitigate travel. The vast majority of Major League Clubs are expected to conduct training at the ballparks in their primary home cities.Commissioner Manfred said: “Major League Baseball is thrilled to announce that the 2020 season is on the horizon. We have provided the Players Association with a schedule to play 60 games and are excited to provide our great fans with Baseball again soon.”last_img read more

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Florida Teen Arrested For Setting Kitten on Fire

first_img(Milton, FL) — A Florida teenager is accused of animal abuse after allegedly setting fire to a kitten’s face.18-year-old William Carr of Milton is charged with torturing/inflicting pain of an animal.The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office says the woman came over to Carr’s house to help him paint the inside and brought some kitties with her. Apparently she brought two adult cats and their kitten in a black bucket and the two got into an argument with Carr threatening to burn her cats. The report states Carr then took a torch lighter, set a cereal box on fire and threw the box into the bucket. It caused the side of a kitten’s face and head to catch fire, singeing the whiskers.Carr was later arrested, charged with animal abuse and released from the Santa Rosa County Jail.last_img read more

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Preparation in full swing for Guyana Primer Softball Cup

first_imgPREPARATION for Guyana’s Primer Softball Cup is in full swing, according to chief coordinator Samuel Kingston.Named the ‘Prime Minister’s Cup’, the three-day tournament is billed for October 27, 28 and 29.Aimed at attracting 16 teams, eight each in the Masters and All Stars categories, Kingston informed Chronicle Sport that the first 16 teams to register will participate in the tournament.Players must be over the age of 45 in order to play in the Masters category, while the All Stars format is open to all ages. Entrance is free.It was also disclosed that at least two teams from the United States of America have already confirmed their participation.The Over-45 category will make the champions $500 000 richer while in the All Stars category the winning team will collect $600 000.The proposed venues are the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), Everest Cricket Club, Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO), Police and GNIC.Teams who register for the Over-45 category must submit photo identification, preferably valid passports for every member of their 15-man squad.Registration will be done through Samuel Kingston on 619-5103.The official launch of the tournament is set for August 25.The tournament is being held in collaboration with the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL), the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport.last_img read more

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Liverpool girls tennis to battle with Baldwinsville Thursday

first_imgCambrie Hibbard did the best in singles, yet still lost 6-3, 6-1 to Paige Tromblee as Sara Cartier and Olivia Cerio had a 6-0, 7-5 loss to Audrey Benton and Hannah Gould.Liverpool secured a 7-0 shutout of Syracuse East that same afternoon, with Diana Kozenyatko and Gabby Underwood pulling off singles shutouts and Kelly Geiwitz winning 6-2, 6-0 over Hibatullah Shaalan.Some challenges came in doubles, but Olivia Magnarelli and Crystal Morgans shot past Eh Hso and Hsar Eh Soe 6-4, 6-0 as Sheridan Bryerton and Kaia Wallingford had a 6-3, 6-1 win over Emma Banuski and Sophia Holtsbery. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Girls tennis teams from Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse were supposed to have opportunities to challenge the Baldwinsville Bees during the last full week of September.The Warriors had lost a narrow 4-3 decision to the Bees on Sept. 10. But the rematch last Thursday was rained out and moved to this Thursday afternoon at 4:30, the regular-season finale for both sides.Still, C-NS took its shot at Baldwinsville last Tuesday afternoon and could not get a point from them in a 7-0 defeat. Tags: C-NSgirls tennisliverpool C-NS, meanwhile, lost 7-0 to Fayetteville-Manlius a day after the defeat to B’ville, as Karly Williams got the most games in singles during a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to the Hornets’ Trisha Adivikolanu.In first singles, Krista Feeney had a 6-3, 6-1 loss to Samhitha Adivikolanu, with Hibbard falling to Angela Iskander 6-1, 6-2.Angel Languaphay and Emily Pilz were involved in the closest doubles match, taking a6-2, 6-1 loss to Maya McKenzie and Camilla Wojtasiewicz. Cartier and Olivia Cerio paired up, but lost to Anna Manta and Phoebe Wang 6-0, 6-0.Elsewhere in doubles, Agibail Bustin and Lauren Misco fell 6-2, 6-0 to Alexis Ahn and Emma Zogg, with Elizabeth Chase and Sandy Lin beaten by Natalie Hugo and Lexi Kellish 6-1, 6-0.last_img read more

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WBB : Orange shreds USF zone defense in blowout victory

first_img Published on January 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Comments Get the ball to the high post and reap the rewards. The key to victory for Syracuse on Saturday was that simple.The high post has been the trademark of the Orange offense all season long. It’s the central position of its half-court offense. And against undersized teams like South Florida, going to the high post is nearly impossible to stop.‘It’s just so hard to know who guards who and who guards what,’ SU guard Erica Morrow said. ‘It just makes you make a decision, and whatever decision you make most of the time is wrong.’Most of South Florida’s decisions Saturday were wrong, as the Orange shredded USF’s zone defense in a 78-57 win in front of 1,170 at the Carrier Dome. By getting the ball to the high post — to Iasia Hemingway or Carmen Tyson-Thomas most of the time — Syracuse (16-4, 4-3 Big East) created an inside-outside game that proved to be too much for a struggling USF (10-12, 1-7) team. The Orange shot 59 percent from the field in the first half and was led by the big games of frontcourt players Kayla Alexander (17 points) and Hemingway (12 points, nine rebounds).The Orange scored 36 points in the paint to just 18 for the Bulls.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘They just have better interior players than we do,’ USF head coach Jose Fernandez said. ‘We’re defending Alexander and Hemingway with a 6-foot-1 kid. That’s being brutally honest.’Fernandez tried switching up the defense from a straight zone to a combination of matchup zone and man-to-man defense, putting his team’s off-guard on the high post. But though it stifled SU’s interior game, it opened up opportunities for Morrow.With the defensive switch, Morrow was able to go up against her defender one on one. She could use screens to create her own shot or lob the ball inside. The senior finished with 13 points, one of five Syracuse players in double figures.Fifteen of SU’s first 18 points were scored by Alexander or Hemingway. And the three that weren’t came off of a Hemingway pass out of the high post, leading to a Tyson-Thomas 3-pointer.‘I thought that we did a very good job of throwing the ball inside, and when they collapsed, getting the ball out to the perimeter,’ SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘We made some wide open (shots) because they collapsed in our post.’Syracuse went on a 21-2 run early in the first half, spurred by the play of Hemingway at the high post. By the time it was over, USF burned two timeouts and SU was up 23-5.‘We just continued to do our thing,’ Hillsman said. ‘Throw the ball into the high post, get inside.’The win is Syracuse’s third straight in the conference after a 1-3 start to Big East play. The difference in the three wins has been Alexander’s play. The sophomore center has averaged 16 points and 7.3 rebounds during the win streak. Saturday, she was efficient again, making 6-of-9 from the field.Going up primarily against USF’s 6-foot-2 center, Porche Grant, the 6-foot-4 Alexander was the focal point of the Orange offense.‘We were working it in, we were pounding it in,’ Tyson-Thomas said.In Syracuse’s win against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, the Panthers played zone for only three possessions. But those three possessions ended in eight points for SU — two 3-pointers and an inside bucket.The story was the same against a Bulls defense that gives up the second-most points per game in the Big East in conference play. Syracuse’s inside trio of Alexander, Hemingway and Shakeya Leary combined to shoot 70 percent from the field (14-of-20).The high percentage was a result of finding Alexander or Leary down low for layups. If USF decided to focus on the SU player in the low post, Hemingway was able to drive to the hoop from the high post for an easy layup.The plan worked to perfection against a USF team lacking the personnel to combat it, leading to what Hillsman said is one of his team’s most complete performances of the season.And Morrow agreed.‘Once you get into the flow of your offense, move the ball around, (the defense) gets caught out of position sometimes,’ Morrow said. ‘Because we emphasize so much every day to go to the high post, we know when teams are out of position and how to work it into the high post.’mcooperj@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Women feel equal to men, cadets say

first_imgWomen have only been officers in the U.S. Army since the 1940s, but the female cadets in the USC Trojan Battalion Army Reserve Office Training Corp, which consists of UC Irvine’s, CSU Long Beach’s and CSU Dominguez Hills’ ROTC programs, say differences between men and women in the army have become less prevalent.In the USC Army ROTC Company there are only four female cadets out of a total of 30, but their presence is strong.“We are one army; we aren’t separate,” said MS4 cadet Hannah Stryker, a graduate student studying social work. “It is so important for women to feel like soldiers.”Stryker said she learned all she knows from a previous drill sergeant who taught her how to be successful as a woman in the army.“Drill Sgt. Trada was really hard on us but she really showed us all the ropes and she expected us to excel and to be as good or better than any of our male counterparts,” Stryker said. “As a result we learned to do a lot of things, we have to do it differently, but we are just as good or just as capable and just as competent as anyone else here.”Wrapping up · MS4 Cadet Hannah Stryker, a graduate student studying social work, helped an MS1 cadet after the cadets walked more than 10 miles during a land navigation exercise at Camp San Luis Obispo. Kristy Pyke | Daily TrojanThe Army Physical Fitness Test is different for men and women in the ROTC program, but most other obstacles and tests are exactly the same. Stryker said the differences in the test just means the females must learn to adapt according to their body types and physical differences.At USC Army ROTC’s fall training exercise at Camp San Luis Obispo, female cadets are able to complete the obstacles on the confidence training course, only in a different manner than their male counterparts.“The guys try to tell the female cadets how to get up these obstacles and it won’t work for them, so seeing them struggle with it and having gone through this obstacle, going back and being able to show them the way I was taught, that’s the only way that they are going to be able to learn,” Stryker said. “It is seeing other women be able to get up there and do it.”Just as Stryker learned from women before her, the younger cadets look up to Stryker and follow her example.“When I see Stryker I think, wow, I can do that,”  said MS1 cadet Faith Duyan, a freshman in the Trojan Battalion from CSU Dominguez Hills. “They’ve done so much and gotten so far. I want to be like them. They are motivating for me.”Other female cadets said despite the physical differences, life in the army is relatively the same for male and female cadets.“It’s the minor things that set us apart, the fact that we have lower standards for push-ups,” said MS1 cadet Julianna La Luzerne, a freshman majoring in political science. “But I don’t think any of the cadets see that as a burden. What matters most is leadership and being a woman has nothing to do with [that].”The U.S. military is still in the process of accommodating the increasing presence of women, but ROTC students at USC are hopeful that one day gender differences will cease to matter.“We are all soldiers, we wear the same uniform,” said MS3 cadet Rosanne Truong, a junior at CSU Dominguez Hills. “Hopefully we can get over our differences; as long as there is mutual respect, we will be fine.”At the end of the day, the most important thing is that all cadets learn how to work together, according to Laura Morales, an MS4 cadet in the Trojan Battalion.“Never has my gender made me feel less than [anyone], never, not once,” Morales said. “That is part of the reason why males and females get along so well in the army now. We are the same.”last_img read more

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Bruesewitz helping keep UW afloat in tough conference

first_imgMike Bruesewitz (31), rises above Northwestern defenders for one of his five rebounds in a 77-57 win over the Wildcats on Jan. 18. While being known as a hustler with infectious energy, Bruesewitz has proven marksmanship ability. He scored 13 points that night for Wisconsin on 5-of-10 shooting. As far as conference play, Bruesewitz sports a team-best .435 clip from the arc.[/media-credit]Overall, it’s been a rude introduction to the conference season for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team in 2011-12.Under head coach Bo Ryan, Wisconsin isn’t accustomed to beginning the conference season with an uphill climb, as the Badgers found themselves to be 1-3 against Big Ten foes for the first time since 2001. Nor do the Badgers ever make it a habit to lose at the Kohl Center, which they’ve done three times this year – twice in conference play.But a big reason why Wisconsin has been able to swim back to the surface so quickly and hold its head above water, with a 4-3 conference record as of Jan. 21, has been the presence and hustle of junior forward Mike Bruesewitz.He’s done it in a different way each time, but in Wisconsin’s victories against Purdue, Nebraska and Northwestern, Bruesewitz provided an essential contribution when needed most.Early in the second half on the road against the Boilermakers on Jan. 12, the Badgers watched their 45-30 lead dwindle to 45-43 in less than just four minutes. Over that time, UW missed two shots and turned the ball over three times. Things looked grim for the Badgers, who had only won at Mackey Arena one other time since 1972.But Bruesewitz nailed a three-pointer for Wisconsin, cushioning its lead somewhat against Purdue’s growing momentum. The Badgers’ next three possessions all were fruitless, but they held off the Boilermakers from making a bucket of their own during their next three possessions as well, all of which were ended by a Bruesewitz defensive rebound.The 6-foot-6, 222 pound forward then sunk another three, which further stymied Purdue’s comeback and gave Wisconsin a 51-45 lead. After guard Ben Brust hit yet another three on the following possession, the Badgers effectively ended any hope Purdue had.“That place was getting loud, and when I knocked the first one down in the corner, it kind of stunned the crowd a little bit; they got out of it a little bit,” Bruesewitz said. “And then the second (three-pointer), and then when Ben knocked down that one on the wing, it got quiet just as quick.“It just felt good to help the team.”Bruesewitz shot 4-for-4 that night, all from downtown, scoring 12 points – which was the first time he’d scored double digits in 12 games.Despite Bruesewitz’s deftness at shooting the ball anywhere on the court and his capability with hitting clutch shots, the forward has never quite molded into the form of a prolific scorer for the Badgers.As an oft-used bench player a season ago, Bruesewitz averaged 5.8 points per game during conference play. Now, as a starter, he’s scoring at a pace of 7.4 points per game against Big Ten foes.The mold he has formed into – ever since he first arrived into Madison and will never shake off – is that of an aggressive contender for the ball whenever it is up for grabs, whose hustle and energy catapults his team when caught in the doldrums.Following his 12-point performance at Purdue, Wisconsin welcomed Nebraska into the Kohl Center for a game in which both teams struggled to produce offensively.Bruesewitz had four points and five rebounds to his name as he lined up for Jordan Taylor to attempt two free throws with 17 seconds left and UW up 48-45.After converting the first shot, Taylor missed the second, but it was Bruesewitz who hustled to reach the ball first and tip it away from the crowd. Taylor then regained possession and subsequently earned two more tosses at the line, hitting both and putting the Huskers out of reach.“Those are things that you’ve seen him do for a while,” Taylor said of Bruesewitz’s play. “He’s always hustling, he’s always working hard. That’s all you can really ask for in Mike – a kind of catalyst for our team, a poster boy for scrapping and running around and getting hustle plays.”Bruesewitz said he learned the tricks of an energetic and scrappy style of play by playing against men of his father’s age as a sixth and seventh grader. Against those men, he was told by his dad not to expect the ball much and to concentrate on defending. And if he ever expected to score, he’d have to rebound.“I learned that way,” he said. “You learn a lot of tricks from old guys; old guys are really crafty. You learn how to use your butt, how to use your hips, how to push off without getting called for push offs, how to use your beer belly.”But three days later, Bruesewitz offered a little bit of everything for Wisconsin against Northwestern at the Kohl Center. In a first half filled with plenty of offense, Bruesewitz helped keep Wisconsin in the game by scoring 12 points and dishing out three assists.With the game tied at 32-32 in the final minute, Bruesewitz swung his arm across the bottom of the rim to lay one in between two defenders and give UW a two-point advantage.Northwestern carried the ball back down with time still remaining. Its star forward John Shurna held the ball, but Bruesewitz knocked the ball loose, preventing Shurna from getting a shot off in time.The Badgers went into the locker room with the lead and began the second half on a 21-8 scoring run that the Wildcats never recovered from.“Mike kept us in the game without a doubt (in the first half),” forward Ryan Evans said. ” … Just hitting threes, hitting shots, being the energizer, it was just huge for us in the first half.”Bruesewitz finished that evening with 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 2-of-5 from the field, and he complemented that with five rebounds, four assists, one block and two steals.Though he may be known as a scrapper, Bruesewitz’s teammates know he can fill a different role when needed. And right now, he’s got UW feeling good in an uncharacteristic season.“If his shot’s not there he’s going to pass, he’s going to make hard cuts, set good screens, things like that, get on the glass, get on the floor,” Berggren said. “When it does present itself, he’s going to knock down some big shots. He’s got a great attitude.”last_img read more

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Men’s Hockey: Badgers seek redemption, revival against No. 20 Omaha

first_imgThe No. 12 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-4-0, 0-2-0 Big Ten) will play their second straight series on the road this weekend with a non-conference matchup against the No. 20 University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (4-1-1). The Badgers are looking to avoid a potential three-game losing streak after a disappointing outing in Happy Valley last weekend in which No. 6 Penn State swept the Badgers.Through eight games, the Badgers have shown two different levels of play. Wisconsin held an impressive 3-1 record and was dominant through the first four games of the season. During this stretch, they scored 23 goals and allowed just 13.Men’s Hockey: No. 12 Badgers routed in away series against No. 6 Penn StateAfter a strong start to the 2019-2020 campaign, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-4-0, 0-2-0 Big Ten) has Read…In the past four games, however, the Badgers have held a 1-3 record and their performance has been mildly underwhelming. During this second stretch of games, Wisconsin scored only seven goals and allowed 17.The Badgers’ powerplay has also been lacking. In their first four games of the season, the Badgers scored seven goals with a man advantage and also added three shorthanded goals. Through this second stretch of four games, they scored just one powerplay goal which came last weekend against Penn State.Men’s Hockey: Crease Creatures craziest student section in hockeyThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-2-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten) has impressed in a major way through Read…On the penalty kill, the Badgers allowed just two goals in the first four games. In the past four games, they have allowed five goals, each of these coming in the past two games against Penn State.Wisconsin has played tough opponents throughout their season, and Omaha will stand as the fourth ranked opponent this squad has played. This weekend will be vital for the Badgers’ confidence and momentum. As the Badgers sit with a 1-3 record on the road, they will need to reinvigorate their high-powered offense, tighten up their defensive play and execute on the powerplay and penalty kill in order find success this weekend.Freshman Cole Caufield leads the Badgers — and the nation — with eight goals. He also leads the Badgers in total points with 11. Not far behind Caufield is sophomore forward Linus Weissbach, who has 10 points and a team-leading nine assists. Wisconsin’s distribution of goals has been very balanced as seven Badgers have five or more points.On the other side of the aisle, Omaha’s seniors have been leading the way. Senior forward Tristan Keck has a team-leading seven points and fellow senior Zach Jordan has a team-leading four goals. Similar to Wisconsin, Omaha’s distribution of goals has also been very balanced, as six Mavericks have five or more points.Men’s Hockey: Wisconsin prevails in close contest to split home series against ClarksonThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-2-0) responded well Saturday after laying a goose egg on Friday Read…The goalkeeping matchup this weekend will be between Wisconsin sophomore Daniel Lebedeff and Omaha freshman Isaiah Saville. Lebedeff has allowed about 3.5 goals per game and has saved about 89% of the shots he has faced.Saville has allowed about 2.2 goals per game and has stopped about 92% of the shots he has faced. Lebedeff has recorded at least 30 saves in his last three starts and his performance will be essential for the Badgers in their endeavors this weekend.Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT both Friday and Saturday. The games can be streamed on NCHC+ and listened to live on 1310WIBA. Both games can be followed live on Twitter @BadgerMHockey.last_img read more

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