Fugro has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21), marking its entry in the South Korean offshore wind market.The agreement will see the two companies collaborating on marine projects in South Korea, with Fugro expanding UST21’s local hydrography capacity to provide site characterization services, including geotechnical, geophysical and offshore metocean solutions.In return, UST21’s local hydrographic services will provide logistical and operational support to Fugro’s offshore metocean projects.Fugro said it will shortly deploy several Seawatch Wind LiDAR buoys offshore South Korea, in conjunction with UST21, to perform vital wind resource assessments.“We are extremely pleased to announce the signing of this MOU with UST21, with whom Fugro has great synergy. By combining Fugro’s offshore site characterisation expertise with UST21’s hydrographic capabilities in South Korea, we are now well positioned to capitalise on the growing South Korean wind farm market,” said Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Regional Director for Marine Site Characterisation in Asia-Pacific.To remind, South Korea’s Renewable Energy 3020 Implementation Plan calls for the development of 12GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
This project will be led primarily from KBR’s consulting hub in Singapore, leveraging on the specialist skills of its wider strategic and advisory consulting and engineering groups. In addition, the engineering company will look into the feasibility of conversion and transport of hydrogen in other forms for sale into the market. These include liquified cryogenic hydrogen, liquid organic hydrogen carrier, ammonia, and methanol. “We are excited to be a part of this significant project which is indicative of the global transition to more sustainable energy supplies”, said Jay Ibrahim, KBR president of energy solutions. KBR said it will provide technical consultancy services by developing concepts and technology recommendations for the capture of CO2, reinjection, and production of blue (carbon-free) hydrogen. JX Nippon’s offshore fields in Malaysia and Indonesia are both feeding liquefied natural gas export facilities. These include the Bintulu LNG plant and the Tangguh LNG export facility. Under the master service agreement and feasibility study, KBR will assess options for carbon capture and sequestration, alongside blue hydrogen production relating to JX Nippon’s oil and gas fields in Southeast Asia. Houston-based energy and LNG engineer KBR said Wednesday it has secured a carbon capture contract from Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation.
Rory McIlroy’s slow start to the new season continued as he began the defence of his Honda Classic title at Palm Beach. The world number one was level par for his first round, placing him six shots behind leader Camilo Villegas. McIlroy has struggled to rediscover the form that has elevated him to the top of the world rankings so far in 2013 – after moving to new sponsor Nike – highlighted by his first-round exit at the Accenture Match Play Championship to countryman Shane Lowry last week. “It’s hard to commit to the shot that you need to play every time,” McIlroy told www.pgatour.com. “I felt like I hit the ball okay, not as good as I can, but it’s getting there.” The 23-year-old was steady as he remained level with the card through his first five holes but dropped a stroke at the par-four sixth. He recovered the shot at the ninth before beginning his run home in near-perfect conditions in south Florida. And it was more of the same on the back nine as he picked up a shot on the 14th but bogeyed the last. It was a very different story for 2010 champion Villegas, who eagled the 18th to finish off a blemish-free round. It was quite a charge from the Colombian, who was one under through 12, then picked up five strokes over the last six holes. Behind him was a group of four players on five under – Branden Grace, Graham DeLaet, Rickie Fowler and Robert Streb. South African Grace stole a share of the second after he made a mockery of Palm Beach’s ‘Bear Trap’ – the three famed holes from 15 to 17 – to finish his round of 65 with four successive birdies. Co-leader DeLaet did not fare as well through the late test, recording his only blemish for the round at 16, but it did not matter as he recovered the stroke at 18 to go with his five earlier birdies, while Streb, like Villegas, eagled the last. A group of 10 players was a stroke further back including England’s world number nine Lee Westwood and Americans Boo Weekley and Dustin Johnson. Westwood carded four birdies in a blemish-free round, two on the front nine and two more on the back. Tiger Woods, who was runner-up to McIlroy last year, had to settle for an even round of 70 after battling back from bogeys at the 10th, his opener, and 13th. The 14-time major winner took until the par-five third to card his first birdie, sinking a six-footer, before he somehow escaped with par at the sixth after hooking his drive left and having to play out of a marsh. Woods earned immediate reward with birdie at the next to go level par for the first time. McIlroy’s fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell was three under and Justin Rose two under, but two other Englishmen had a day to forget. Paul Casey and Brian Davis were tied, along with David Duval, for 140th on eight over par. Press Association
Yedlin will remain with the Sounders before joining up with his new team-mates in time for the 2015-16 Premier League campaign. A statement on Tottenham’s website read: “We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Seattle Sounders for the transfer of United States international right-back DeAndre Yedlin. “DeAndre has signed a four-year contract and will remain with Sounders before joining us ahead of the 2015-16 season.” Yedlin made three appearances for the USA at the World Cup, in group games against Portugal and Germany and in their last-16 defeat to Belgium. Yedlin becomes Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s fourth signing of the close season, after Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Eric Dier all moved to White Hart Lane earlier in the summer. The 21-year-old joins Tottenham with Seattle’s best wishes – head coach Sigi Schmid described the move as an “exciting” one. In a statement published on the Sounders’ official website, he said: “We are very excited for DeAndre and the possibilities that exist for him in his future with Tottenham Hotspur. It’s an exciting time in his life. “We are also very pleased that we will be able retain DeAndre’s services for the rest of the season in our quest for the MLS Cup.” United States right-back DeAndre Yedlin has joined Tottenham on a four-year-deal from Major League Soccer franchise Seattle Sounders, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. Press Association
PARIS, (CMC) – Olympic champion Elaine Thompson shrugged off a lethargic start to storm to victory in the 100 metres at the Paris Diamond League here Saturday.The 25-year-old survived a couple of false starts to clock 10.91 seconds and cross the line first ahead of Côte d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou who was timed at 10.96, with Nigerian Blessing Okagbare third in 11.09.With the win, Thompson remained unbeaten this season and extended her smooth build-up to the IAAF World Championships in London this August.“The result is not bad especially after two false starts but this was a great preparation for the World Championships,” the Jamaican said afterwards“Coming straight from the Jamaican trials, it was important to get back to blocks, to stay focused and get as much rest as possible. In this moment I am exactly where I want to be, feeling good, feeling excited with one month to go to the world championships.”Running out of lane four, Thompson was away sluggishly as Murielle Ahouré of Côte d’Ivoire in line five and Ta Lou, in three, sped to the front.Thompson found her stride at the half-way mark, however, and powered to the front to clinch victory.There was also success for her fellow Jamaican Novlene Williams-Mills who captured the 400 metres in 51.03 seconds, ahead of American Courtney Akolo in 51.19.Jamaican Shericka Jackson completed the podium in 51.91.There was disappointment though for Olympic champion Omar McLeod who seemed to pull up injured at the back of the field as his Jamaican compatriot Richard Levy raced to victory in a personal best 13.05 seconds.McLeod had won his earlier heat and entered the final as the obvious favourite but despite being in contention early on, faded badly and finished last.He was seen clutching the back of his knee afterwards.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Assad Fudadin and Andre McCarthy fell just short of hundreds while Rovman Powell blasted a whirlwind half-century as Jamaica Scorpions notched their first win of the Regional Super50 Cup with a comprehensive 97-run victory over reigning champions CCC Marooners.In an authoritative batting display at Warner Park on Tuesday, Scorpions piled up the tournament’s highest score to date when they marched to 330 for eight off their 50 overs.Opener Assad Fudadin, fresh off a century against Leeward Islands Hurricanes last Sunday, stroked 92 off 123 deliveries while McCarthy, at number four, struck a hasty 91 from a mere 63 balls.Powell set the innings alight in the middle overs with a 34-ball 57 but opener Aldaine Thomas missed out on a half-century with 48.Akeem Jordan again bowled with pace to claim three for 72 while left-arm spinner Akshaya Persaud chipped in with two for 66.Scorpions then survived a scare when Romaine Morris lashed an up tempo 96 off 85 balls in an exciting opening stand of 119 off 138 deliveries with Paul Palmer (30), as Marooners made a daring attempt at the daunting target.But once the partnership was broken, not even captain Carlos Brathwaite (8), in for his first game of the campaign, could rescue the run chase as Marooners subsided to 233 all out in the 46th over.West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas spearheaded the attack with three for 25 while left-arm spinner Dennis Bulli supported with three for 44.The win put Scorpions alongside Marooners on four points but ahead in third by virtue of a superior net run rate.Fudadin provided the early momentum, hitting 11 fours and a six in a 101-run first wicket stand with Thomas who also showed plenty enterprise with seven fours and a six in a 40-ball knock.The left-handed Fudadin, who reached his fifty off 73 balls in the 19th over, put on a further 37 for the second wicket with Jermaine Blackwood (15) and 53 off 46 balls for the third with McCarthy.Fudadin looked set for a second straight hundred when he walked across his stumps and was hit in front by Persaud in the 34th over.McCarthy and Powell then launched a savage assault in a 114-run, fourth wicket stand off 73 balls to accelerate the innings.Already with a score of 95 against Barbados Pride last Friday, McCarthy belted eight fours and five sixes while Powell, with previous scores of one and five, tasted form with three fours and five sixes.By the time Powell miscued a pull at Jordan and was taken by Brathwaite running around to short cover, the damage had been done.Marooners still made a fist of it, however, Morris blasting 14 fours and a six as he and Palmer, who counted a four and a six, injected some nerves into the Scorpions camp early in the run chase.Left-hander Morris raced to his fifty off 47 balls in the 15th over and Marooners passed triple figures in the 19th over when Palmer lifted off-spinner McCarthy to the cover boundary.But things fell apart quickly. Palmer missed a swing at a full toss from leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner and was lbw at the end of the 23rd over and danger man Morris followed at the start of the 28th over, cutting Bulli to point.Once Jonathan Drakes was bowled by Bulli for 14 in the 32nd over, the innings lost momentum and the last eight wickets tumbled for 80 runs.
For 45 minutes, Syracuse was in complete control. The Orange repeatedly attacked Washington’s goal and rejected any ball Washington tried to bring into its box.But when the game ended, the Orange suffered a frustrating 2-1 loss.“The feeling is the team right now feels like they were robbed a little bit,” said SU head coach Phil Wheddon. “They finished and we didn’t, we’ve got to learn.”A crowd of 357 watched the Orange (1-1-1) lose its first game of the season. The opening few minutes foreshadowed what was to come in the second half, with Washington controlling the tempo early. Then, Cecilia Borgstom took a shot at the Washington goal before her teammates followed suit as the SU offense outshot the Huskies 7-2 in the first half.But the Orange’s offensive effort fell short.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the 27th minute, the Huskies’ defense broke when Alexis Koval scored her first goal of the season off of a cross played by Hanna Strong.With the score 1-0, the Orange only got more aggressive and took shot after shot. Meanwhile, the best Washington could muster was long through balls, which often lead to turnovers.When the second half kicked off, Washington again took control. This time, there was no offensive surge by the Orange.Instead, the Huskies had the firepower. After 15 minutes of back-and-forth play in the middle of the pitch, Washington found the net in the 63rd minute with a goal from Stine Schoening.“I think Washington actually upped their game in the second half, they moved the ball quicker, they were more dangerous, more mobile up front,” Wheddon said. “Washington is a very good team and they’re well-coached. I give them credit for coming back into the game.”With the Washington offense finding its groove, goalie Kari Davidson made a spectacular save in the 70th minute, only to deflect another shot a few seconds later off the rebound.Those close calls might have been the last chance SU had to win the game, as Isabel Farrel scored a few minutes later to put the Huskies ahead for good. For the rest of the game, Syracuse’s offense shut down.The Orange never got a shot off in the final 10 minutes of the game.Hope flickered for a moment when it looked as though an SU player was fouled in the box. But play continued on, to the dismay of the crowd.With the clock winding down, the Orange continued to try to create opportunities with the ball, but never managed to do so.Despite the loss, Wheddon said he still feels confident about his team.“I feel great about my team. We’re a young team,” Wheddon said. “I’m excited about where we are. We had talked about it, about continuing the way we had started, so we were really comfortable in what we were doing.”Washington took five shots to SU’s 11, but capitalized on those opportunities while the Orange failed to on theirs.“I think they countered on our lack of making mistakes in the back,” said SU midfielder Hanna Strong. “We had good opportunities, none of our shots were way off so I think we should’ve put those in the back of the net.”Alexis Koval, who scored the lone goal for SU, said Washington created better scoring opportunities.“Our shots were surrounded with five of their players and, for them, they were wide open so they had the advantage with those,” Koval said.Washington beat the Orange with set plays ― something Koval said the team needs to improve on defending moving forward.Said Koval: “It comes down to set pieces and that’s one of our weaknesses and we got to step it up there and work on that in practice.” Comments Published on August 27, 2012 at 1:13 am Contact Jack: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
The USC-UCLA rivalry has never been this heated.The Bruins’ and Trojans’ men’s water polo teams — tied for No. 1 atop the NCAA top-20 poll — face off today for a 7 p.m. matchup at the Spieker Aquatics Center in Westwood. The outcome of the game is not only a matter of pride but will determine who will head into the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament as the top seed.“It’s a good matchup to have two number one’s going at it here in Southern California,” senior driver Peter Kurzeka said. “It should be a battle and I think there is gonna be a good crowd and it’s gonna be a good atmosphere for the sport of water polo in general.”Chasing perfection · Senior driver Peter Kurzeka looks to lead USC to its third undefeated MPSF record in four seasons at UCLA tonight. – Chris Roman | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (19-2, 7-0) go into the game against the Bruins (19-3, 5-1), the last of the regular season, as the only undefeated team in MPSF play.The Trojans are coming off a narrow victory against No. 7 Pacific on Nov. 13. The top-ranked USC team fought hard for its 11-10 win, with the game going into overtime. Junior driver Tobias Preuss helped carry the team to a victory with his performance in the first overtime period.“Someone always steps up in close games and for us [against Pacific] it was Toby [Preuss],” Kurzeka said. “In overtime he scored two huge goals and then we were able to lock it down on defense — and that’s what we’ve been able to do, that’s how we won last year’s final. We kind of wear teams down and we know that if we get into overtimes we’re usually be the team that’s in better shape that’s able to keep our cool a little bit more and focus.”In terms of players that have proven themselves to be essential this season for the Trojans, no one stands out, virtually all of USC’s offense has proven its worth this season.While Kurzeka and sophomore driver Nikola Vavic lead the team with 33 and 28 goals this season, respectively, it is not unusual to see many different Trojan players score for USC in a single game. In USC’s 21 games this season, only its game against Stanford on Oct. 2 saw less than five different players score.“With our team you never know who is gonna turn up for the day and be the star,” senior goalie Joel Dennerley said. “In the past different guys have been our go to players, whether it is Toby [Preuss], Kostas [Genidounias], Peter [Kurzeka], Nikola [Vavic]. Across the board we are a dangerous team so that is the key to our success. This Friday no doubt somebody will step up.”Kurzeka was quick to note the improvements the team has made since September.“Our offense is a lot better than the beginning of the season, and I think our defense overall is a lot better,” Kurzeka said. “We have some games where we give up a little more goals than we need, but we are also playing on a tough schedule right now in the MPSF and teams have a whole week to prepare for us so they are attacking our defense well.”The last five games the Trojans have played have been wins, but not up to their own standards in terms of goals against. They have not given up less than five goals since the end of October.“The past few games we haven’t met our expectation of four goals or less so we will look to improve on that,” Dennerley said.This season the Trojans’ opponents have been averaging 5.2 shots against per game. UCLA has been averaging 6.32 goals against.Regardless of the Trojans’ defensive goals not being met, however, Friday’s game will truly be a clash of water polo titans.USC is riding on a 10-game winning streak. UCLA boasts a nine-game streak of its own. The Trojans are averaging 12.05 goals per game this season, but the Bruins have a slight upper hand with their average of 12.36. Both teams boast powerful offensive players, so anticipation for an action-packed game is high.Even with all these factors in play, USC will go into the game with only one thing on its mind, however: a victory.“I feel pretty confident, we’ve had a good few weeks of training and I think we’re pretty energized,” Kurzeka said. “We know what’s at stake to finish conference play undefeated and to get a big win at their pool is going to be huge.”
“You are 100 percent correct that I could have set a new precedent here,” Manfred said when questioned about that during his availability at Tuesday’s Cactus League Media Day. “I felt and continue to feel that the best thing we can do for our fans, is to give them the facts, put them in a position to make their own judgment as to what happened in 2017, what the significance of that particular World Series is.“I also, and I’ve said this before, we’re very concerned about opening the door to altering results that took place on the field. There are a lot of things that have happened in the history of the game that arguably could be corrected. And I just think it’s an impossible task for an institution to undertake.”Manfred did acknowledge “I made one mistake – at least” and that was his description of the World Series trophy as “a piece of metal” during an interview on ESPN. He apologized for that mistake, which Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and Cubs pitcher Jon Lester, in particular, had both taken issue with.“In an effort to make a rhetorical point, I referred to the World Series trophy in a disrespectful way,” he said. “I want to apologize for that. There’s no excuse for it. I made a mistake in trying to make a point but I should have made it in a more effective way and, again, I want to apologize for it.”Under questioning Tuesday, Manfred did confirm that the MLB investigation found the Astros had used their trash can-banging system to steal signs and signal them to hitters during their 2017 World Series victory over the Dodgers despite their recent denials. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “Garbage-can signaling went on in the postseason,” Manfred asserted. “There was conflicting evidence on that point. But, you know, in an investigation you often have conflicting evidence and it was my view that the more credible evidence was that they continued to use the trash-can system.”This only confirmed what the Dodgers suspected going into the 2017 World Series, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said.“We had heard trash can. We had heard other ways – first name, last name, whistling,” Friedman said. “We’d heard a lot of different things. We weren’t exactly sure how they were doing it, but we had suspicions going into the 2017 World Series – a lot of scout chatter.“We didn’t know it unequivocally or we would have been stronger with it (precautions). It was more speculation.”If not a vacated title, a lot of players around both leagues have been upset that a scheme described in the commissioner’s report as “player-driven” did not result in any discipline of those players. Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, speaking earlier Tuesday, said he believed the commissioner had completely mishandled the situation and that “every single guy over there deserves a beating.”Manfred said he had “never seen the kind of commentary from players about other players” before – and then pointed out the irony of players criticizing other players for getting immunity that the players’ union demanded.Related Articles “Our early efforts were not particularly successful in terms of making progress with the investigation,” Manfred said. “My office then contacted the MLBPA to request player cooperation. We wanted players to submit to interviews. The MLBPA asked if we had a disciplinary intention. I think the response was, that we could not rule that out. The union indicated to us that that would be a problem.”The union told MLB, Manfred said, that the players would only cooperate if they received “blanket immunity.” MLB agreed, for lack of a better alternative.“I’m not being critical of anyone, but the fact of the matter is the union wanted an immunity agreement to protect their members,” said Manfred, who also pledged Tuesday to protect Oakland right-hander Mike Fiers, the former Astros pitcher who became the whistleblower when he went public in November to The Athletic. “And, you know, that’s how we got there.”Discussions are now ongoing between MLB and the union, Manfred said, about restricting players’ access to video during the game.“It just has caused a lot of problems, and I think a really across-the-board restriction on that video will help send the kind of message to our fans,” said Manfred who is expected to announce the findings from an investigation of the 2018 Boston Red Sox soon. “It’s really important for this institution right now that we’re serious about cleaning this up.” SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It has not been a good few days for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.Possibly the best player in the history of one sport (Mike Trout) called the sign-stealing scandal surrounding the Houston Astros “sad” and said the punishment wasn’t enough.Possibly the best player in the history of an entirely different sport (LeBron James) piled on, calling the commissioner out on Twitter on Tuesday to do something about the “disgusted, mad, hurt, broken” players in his sport – many of whom have called for him to vacate the 2017 championship.But don’t expect Manfred to change anything about the punishment he doled out in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal or announce that the 2017 World Series title has been vacated. 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The Blue Jays have added a pitcher to their staff.Toronto has acquired righty Nick Kingham from the Pirates for cash considerations, the team announced Thursday. MLB trade rumors: Padres could make closer Kirby Yates available “Words can’t express how thankful I am to the entire Pirates Organization,” Kingham wrote on Twitter. “They gave me the opportunity to live out my dream and for that, I am forever grateful. It was a 10-year run with Pittsburgh, with many ups and downs. Thank you to all the fans that were on their feet during my debut, that is something I’ll remember forever. To all my teammates and coaches that helped me along the way, we became more like friends and family, rather than coworkers. I will miss all of you. Peace & Love!” MLB trade rumors: Tigers listening to offers for Nicholas Castellanos, Matthew Boyd His numbers are not good this season, but he is a former top-10 prospect with Pittsburgh who has had some injury problems in his past.If he can put everything together, he could be a good piece to add, or even a nice piece to move in a trade later at the deadline if the Blue Jays want to.Kingham is under team control for another four years after this one, as well, so Toronto could have plenty of time to develop him if it wants to do that. OFFICIAL: We’ve acquired RHP Nick Kingham from the @Pirates in exchange for cash considerations.To make room on our 40-man roster, RHP Ryan Tepera has been transferred to the 60-day IL. pic.twitter.com/qF7XPEkQT7— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 13, 2019Kingham, 27, has a 9.87 ERA in 14 appearances (four starts) for the Pirates this season.He has struck out 32 batters in 34 2/3 innings pitched. Related News