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VIDEO NASSCO Christens Third SEAVista Tanker

first_imgzoom San Diego-based shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO christened the Liberty, the third ECO Class tanker under contract with SEA-Vista LLC on December 17. The 610-foot-long, 50,000 deadweight ton, liquefied natural gas-conversion-ready ECO Class tanker is the third out of three tankers ordered by SEA-Vista, a partnership between SEACOR Holdings Inc. and Avista Capital Partners.The ship’s ECO design is said to achieve 33 percent increased fuel efficiency through several features, including a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine and an optimized hull form.The construction and operation of the new ECO Class tankers is aligned with the Jones Act, requiring that ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports be built in U.S. shipyards.Earlier this year, NASSCO delivered the first two ECO Class tankers for SEA-Vista LLC – the Independence and the Constitution.The new tankers, designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of Busan, South Korea, are a continuation of the ECO MR Tanker design, which includes a Ballast Water Treatment System.last_img read more

Peaceful Elections says Christie

first_img 88 Percent voter turnout Bahamas General Elections 2017 Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections2017, #magneticmedianews, #PMcallsforpeacefulelections Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 11, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister Perry Christie has called for a peaceful election campaign amidst minor unrest and criticism of his PLP government. Christie made the call during the general election date announcement earlier today. The election has been set for May 10.Christie called on citizens to uphold the history of parliamentary democracy in the Bahamas. “Let us contest the forthcoming elections with all the vigour at our command. Let us do so, however, with respect for the human dignity of our opponents and with respect for the traditions we all hold dear,” said Christie.  However, Christie’s call for peace comes following a week of protest and allegations of government neglect and politically motivated arrests. Last week, approximately 200 people marched to the PM’s office citing government inaction regarding landfill fires and opposition to the proposed Interception of Communications Bill as issues. Also last week, political activist Omar Archer was arrested on what some are calling trumped-up charges. Meanwhile, another political activist, Cay Mills’ bus was set on fire the morning of the announcement at his home. It is not clear whether the fire was related to Mills’ anti-government activism. Mills is an independent candidate for North Abaco.  A recent Tribune 242 editorial called Christie an “emperor” and his government “hostile.”   No mention of these incidences were made by Christie, who said “democratic traditions of free, fair and peaceful elections have made our country the marvel of nations around the world.” Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#PMcallsforpeacefulelections#BahamasGeneralElections2017 Fred Mitchell’ s Sour Grapes rant following FNM win. Fred Smith, Q.C : Christmas has come Early to Bahamas, FNM paints Parliament redlast_img read more

Deschamps denies Laportes France snub is personal

first_imgFrance coach Didier Deschamps insists he cannot have two left-footed defenders at centre-back in his team following Aymeric Laporte’s shocking claimsSince arriving from Athletic Bilbao in last January for a club record fee of £57m at Manchester City, Laporte has become regarded as one of the best defenders in Europe.But the 24-year-old surprisingly continues to be overlooked by Deschamps for France with the likes of Kurt Zouma and Mamadou Sakho getting the nod instead.This led the uncapped Laporte to make a stunning accusation against Deschamps by claiming it’s personal last week.But the former Juventus boss insists his decision was based purely on footballing reasons.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I do not understand [why Laporte made those statements]. I do not know,” Deschamps told RMC Sport.“I do not have a problem with anyone. When I choose someone it is not for me. I repeat. I only have one thing to say to him and that is that he continues to perform well.“If you tell me he must be in [Marseille centre-back Adil] Rami’s place then I stop you right away.“Sorry but two left-footed defenders at centre-back at international level… We have a lot of left-footers and few right-footers.”Laporte, who’s played every single one of City’s Premier League games this season, will likely start in today’s clash against Crystal Palace.last_img read more

Pedestrians follow the herd instinct when crossing the road

first_img More information: Collective behavior in road crossing pedestrians: the role of social information, Behavioral Ecology (2010) 21 (6): 1236-1242. doi:10.1093/beheco/arq141 (PhysOrg.com) — A Leeds University study has discovered pedestrians are likely to act like a herd when crossing roads, blindly following other pedestrians. Deciphering the movement of pedestrians in a crowd This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Pedestrians follow the herd instinct when crossing the road (2010, November 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-pedestrians-herd-instinct-road.htmlcenter_img Explore further The study was led by Dr Jolyon Faria who was at Leeds University in the UK but has now relocated to Princeton University in the US. Dr Faria said the study aimed to find out if the behavior of pedestrians crossing a busy and dangerous road was affected by the behavior of people on either side of them.The study analyzed the behavior of 365 people at a busy crossing in Leeds during peak traffic periods over three days. The pedestrian crossing was chosen because it was especially busy and one at which pedestrians often went against the Don’t Walk light, placing themselves in a potentially dangerous situation. Computer simulations were also used to determine what might happen if pedestrians ignored the actions of those around them.The study, published in Behavioural Ecology and Planet Earth Online revealed that people are 1.5-2.5 times more likely to cross a busy road if the pedestrian next to them sets off first, and males were more likely to follow other pedestrians than females.Dr Faria said the behavior could be because people feel safer when making a dangerous crossing with others. He speculated the gender difference may be because women are more conscious of their surroundings than men, who are more willing to risk following someone else.The behavior may have originated in our evolutionary past, since herding behavior is common in many species. For example, wildebeest wait nervously on river banks until one is brave enough to go in first, after which all the herd follows. In their case the behavior makes sense because of the likelihood of crocodile attacks. Similarly, penguins wait on the edge of ice floes until one of them is brave enough to dive in and face attack from leopard seals.Dr Faria said he hoped the study might encourage people to think twice before blindly following others onto the road, and said it also adds to our understanding of herding, flocking and shoaling behaviors. © 2010 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more