LeanShips Project Achieves Valuable Fuel Savings for Vessels with CPPs

first_imgFinland’s technology group Wärtsilä, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and Italian shipowner Grimaldi have designed an energy saving device (ESD) that can be used by ships with controllable pitch propellers (CPPs).Following model tests, and subsequent sea trials with Grimaldi’s Grande Portogallo, a 165-meter-long pure car & truck carrier (PCTC), fuel efficiency gains of 3.5 percent were confirmed.As explained, this translates into a payback period of only 1.3 years. “The initial noon reports suggest a 5 percent decrease in the fuel consumption, but in order to get a more realistic value we need to record a wider range of data,” according to Grimaldi.The work was carried out as part of the LeanShips project, under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework project for research and innovation. LeanShips aims at demonstrating the effectiveness and reliability of technologies that offer energy savings and emission reductions on a large scale.The result of the development work is a pre-swirl Stator, an energy saving solution, that for the first time ever was demonstrated to be suitable for use with CPPs. LeanShips was a four-year project and was completed in April 2019.“This represents a major breakthrough in making ships with controllable pitch propellers more efficient, and therefore less polluting. We have earlier established some energy savings for ships with controllable pitch propellers, and now this new technology has been extended in line with the objectives of the LeanShips project,” Dario Bocchetti, Corporate Energy Saving Manager, Grimaldi Group, commented.Wärtsilä and MARIN were earlier involved in the GRIP project, funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework program, which designed and optimized ESDs for ships fitted with fixed pitch propellers (FPPs). This resulted in full-scale demonstrations that achieved a nearly 7 percent reduction in the required power of a bulk carrier vessel.Learn more about the LeanShips project in the video below:last_img read more

Willamette Speedway hosts April 5 car show

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. – Want to see your favorite race cars displayed right before your very eyes? How about seeing all these drivers on the race track shaking down their mounts? How about all of this all in one day? That’s right, you will see both a car show and a test and tune play date all in one afternoon/evening at Willamette Speedway on Saturday, April 5. The car show will start at noon and last until around 3 p.m. with cars being displayed in the gravel area across from the pit sign-in building. Teams will then be allowed to take their car back into the pit area and get their machines ready for the test and tune session. This session is expected to last from 4 p.m. until dusk.Folks wanting to watch the practice from the main grandstands get in for free while pit passes are $15 and car and driver fees are just $30.For the latest news and stories regarding Willamette Speedway, log on to www.trophymotorsports.com.last_img read more

Michael E. DeFossett, 32, Brookville

first_imgMichael DeFossett, age 32, of Brookville, Indiana passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at his residence.Born May 1, 1987, he is the son of Brian DeFossett and Vicki (Caudill) DeFossett both of Brookville, Indiana.Michael graduated from Franklin County High School with the class of 2005.  He also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.Michael lived life to the fullest, enjoying kayaking, canoeing, snowboarding and mudding in his Jeep.  He never had any fear to try something new.He leaves behind sons, Mikey & Rowin both of Brookville, Indiana; his parents; a sister, Michele (Ryan) Moran of Brookville; grandparents, Francis DeFossett, Earsel & Ima Caudill all of Brookville, Indiana; as well as aunts, uncles, a niece & nephew, and many cousins.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. David Chakranarayan will officiate the Funeral Services on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home; where military honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow.Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a fund to be established for the benefit of his children.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the DeFossett family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Infantino baby carrier on recall

first_imgThe US Consumer and Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on infant and toddler carriers sold at several stores in November at December of 2019, including Target and Amazon, are being recalled over concerns of the buckles breaking, posing a risk of the baby falling out.The recall involves soft infant and toddler carriers made by the company Infantino. The carriers in the recall include:Go Forward 4-in-1 Evolved Ergonomic CarrierFlip Front2back CarrierUp Close Newborn CarrierThose who purchased one of these recalled items should stop using the carriers immediately and contact Infantino for instructions on how to receive a replacement. You can call Infantino at 800-840-4916 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at Recall@infantino.com or online at www.infantino.com and click on recalls for more information.last_img read more

Woods edges closer to 82nd PGA Tour title

first_imgRelatedPosts Tiger Woods wins 82nd Tour title Tiger Woods is on the verge of winning a record-equalling 82nd PGA Tour title in the weather-effected Zozo Championship in Japan.Woods holds a three-shot lead over local favourite Hideki Matsuyama with seven holes of his final round to be completed on Monday at Narashino Country Club.The 15-time major winner had earlier compiled a third round of 66 with six birdies and two bogeys and, after a break of 48 minutes, made the ideal start to round four with a birdie on the first.Woods dropped a shot on the fourth but the 43-year-old bounced back to birdie the next two holes and extend his lead to five shots, only for Matsuyama to birdie the 11th and 12th to close the gap before play was suspended due to darkness.“It was a long day in the saddle,” Woods, who is playing his first tournament of the season following a nine-week lay-off for knee surgery and was three over par after three holes on Thursday, told Golf Channel.“I felt like I played all right, I made a few mistakes here and there but I kept it pretty clean for most of the day and took my birdies when I had opportunities. The greens are soft so we can fire at just about every flag.”Woods, who will equal Sam Snead’s record if he can complete victory on Monday, added: “I’m going to try and win, there’s no doubt about that.“I’ve got a job to do tomorrow and start off on the 12th hole. It’s not exactly the easiest of holes, so right out of the gate I’ve got one of the hardest par fours on the golf course. It certainly will have my attention.“As the holes have gone by I’ve gotten a little bit more comfortable. I didn’t start off very good this week, bogeyed my first three holes, but after that it’s been pretty good.”South Korea’s Sungjae Im and US Open champion Gary Woodland are six shots off the pace with four and eight holes to play respectively, with Rory McIlroy a stroke further back.McIlroy, who fired an eagle and six birdies in a third round of 63, has just two holes of his final round to play.—  Tags: Hideki Matsuyamalast_img read more

Fulham to return Jackson statue

first_img However, it now appears Fayed will take the statue to one of his other properties as the club press on with plans to revamp their home on the banks of the Thames. A Fulham spokesperson said: “The statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course.” Press Association The sculpture was installed at the back of the Hammersmith Stand in 2011, in tribute to the late entertainer, whom Fayed insisted was a fan of the west London club. Fulham were bought by American Shahid Khan in a £150million deal during the summer, and initially it had appeared the Jackson statue would remain in place. center_img Fulham are to return the statue of Michael Jackson outside Craven Cottage back to the club’s former owner Mohamed Al Fayed.last_img read more

Miami commissioner to postpone Ultra Music Festival due to coronavirus

first_imgCity of Miami commissioner Joe Carollo, and Mayor Francis Suarez spoke at a meeting at Miami City Hall in Coconut Grove Wednesday morning asking for the Ultra Music Festival to be postponed to protect attendees from the coronavirus.The huge music festival that brings a ton of money to the city each year will likely be postponed until 2021.“We’re going to be discussing with them the possibility of postponing the event, similar to what they’ve done in other parts of the world,” Suarez said. “As was mentioned, this event is very unique because you have people traveling from over 100 countries. Our decisions in the city are always going to be guided by protecting the citizens of this city.”It is unclear if ticket buyers will get a full refund. City officials say an official announcement is expected Friday.last_img read more

England face battle to save second Test

first_img(REUTERS)-Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes hit an unbeaten half-century as the hosts took a lead of 128 with seven second-innings wickets remaining against England on the second day of the second and final Test yesterday.Kayes was on 59 as the hosts reached 152 for three in their second innings at stumps.Mahmudullah was bowled out to debutant spinner Zafar Ansari (2-33) on the last ball of another eventful day at the Shere Bangla National Stadium after adding 86 for the third wicket with Kayes.Bangladesh got a brisk start from first-innings centurion Tamim Iqbal, who hit a 47-ball 40, and Kayes who put on 65 for the opening partnership before the former became Ansari’s first Test wicket.Earlier, Bangladesh off-spinner Mehedi Hasan picked up his second five-wicket haul of the series but a ninth-wicket stand of 99 gave England a first innings lead of 24.England, who lead the series 1-0 and resumed on 50-3, were reduced to 144 for eight in the first session but the partnership between Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid put paid to Bangladeshi hopes of a first-innings lead.The second new ball finally bore fruit for the hosts as 19-year-old Mehedi (6-82) dismissed Woakes for 46 to break the dogged stand.Left-armer Taijul Islam (3-65) took his third wicket in the following over to dismiss England for 244 and bring up tea on the second day, leaving Rashid 44 not out.Thirteen wickets had fallen on the opening day and it did not take long yesterday for Mehedi, who also picked up six wickets in Chittagong on debut, to send back Moeen Ali for 10 and Ben Stokes to fall for a duck off a bat-pad catch.That left England struggling at 69 for five and the tourists were grateful to Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow for digging them out of a hole with a 45-run stand for the sixth wicket.Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim turned to Mehedi to break the partnership and the youngster duly delivered, dismissing Bairstow leg before for 24 with the first delivery of his spell.Root, who was dropped on 19 at slip off Taijul, showed great determination and nimble footwork to bring up his 23rd half-century in tests and built another stand with debutant Zafar Ansari before the latter became Mehedi’s fifth victim for 13.Taijul finally picked up the big wicket of Root for 56 with a leg before after the batsman misjudged the length and was hit on the back foot off a straight delivery.Taijul thought he had his third when Woakes was given out caught behind but the batsman successfully reviewed to overturn the umpire’s decision with replays confirming there was no edge.Woakes was also caught on 38 off a high, full toss from part-time leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman but the delivery was adjudged to be above waist height by the television umpire.BANGLADESH 1st innings 220 (T. Iqbal 104, M. Haque 66; M. Ali 5-57)England 1st innings (Overnight: 50-3)A. Cook lbw b M. Hasan 14B. Duckett c Rahim b Al Hasan 7J. Root lbw b T. Islam 56G. Ballance c Rahim b M. Hasan 9M. Ali b M. Hasan 10B. Stokes c M. Haque b T. Islam 0J. Bairstow lbw b M. Hasan 24Z. Ansari c Hom b M. Hasan 13C. Woakes c Hom b M. Hasan 46A. Rashid not out 44S. Finn c Rahim b T. Islam 0Extras (b-13 lb-7 nb-1) 21Total (all out, 81.3 overs) 244Fall of wickets: 1-10 B. Duckett,2-24 A. Cook,3-42 G. Ballance,4-64 M. Ali,5-69 B. Stokes,6-114 J. Bairstow,7-140 Z. Ansari,8-144 J. Root,9-243 C. Woakes,10-244 S. FinnBowling: M. Hasan 28 – 2 – 82 – 6, S. Al Hasan 16 – 5 – 41 – 1,T. Islam 25.3 – 3 – 65 – 3, K. Rabbi 3 – 0 – 16 – 0,S. Hom 4 – 0 – 8 – 0, Sa. Rahman 5 – 0 – 12 – 0(nb-1)BANGLADESH 2nd inningsT. Iqbal c Cook b Ansari 40I. Kayes not out 59M. Haque c Cook b Stokes 1Mahmudullah b Ansari 47Extras (b-1 lb-2 nb-1 w-1) 5Total (for 3 wickets, 31 overs) 152Fall of wickets: 1-65 T. Iqbal,2-66 M. Haque,3-152 MahmudullahTo bat: M. Rahim, S. Al Hasan, S. Rahman, S. Hom, M. Hasan, T. Islam, K. RabbiBowling: S. Finn 3 – 0 – 18 – 0,M. Ali 8 – 0 – 34 – 0,Z. Ansari 8 – 0 – 33 – 2, B. Stokes 5 – 1 – 20 – 1(nb-1 w-1),A. Rashid 5 – 0 – 30 – 0,C. Woakes 2 – 0 – 14 – 0.last_img read more

Cricket News Cricket game gets abandoned in Australia for this bizarre, unbelievable reason

first_imghighlights Shane Watson slammed maiden century in Big Bash LeagueSydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat share one point due to no resultSydney Thunder might appeal in order to get full points New Delhi: When one thinks of reasons why a cricket game is abandoned, the common factors are rain, crowd trouble, dangerous pitch and a wet outfield. However, one game in Australia was abandoned not because of the above factors. The game was abandoned because of a power failure! Yes, it is a true story. The Big Bash League game between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder at the Gabba was abandoned because two floodlights and a number of overhead lights surrounding one half of the Gabba went out and could not be fixed in time for play to resume. This has generated plenty of controversy in a match which was shaping up to be an interesting one.Sydney Thunder were boosted by a brilliant ton from Shane Watson, his first-ever in the Big Bash League. His 100 off 62 balls included eight fours and six sixes and it played a major part in the Sydney Thunder reaching 186/4. In response, Brisbane Heat lost Brendon McCullum (0) and Chris Lynn (4) as they were reduced to 10/2 in three overs. It was at that moment when a grid failure occurred which resulted in the blackout.The umpires waited but the issue could not be sorted out. In the interim, fans tried to alleviate the problem by collectively shining the torches on their phones towards the middle. However, the umpires decided to abandon play at 9 PM local time and both Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat received one point each. The decision has not gone down well with Shane Bond, former New Zealand pacer and coach of the Sydney Thunder. Bond believes that the conditions were good to have a game and that they had decided to bowl spin only. “We said we’d bowl our spinners because we want a game of cricket – obviously we’re in a stronger position (than the Heat). The umpires have said … we think it’s unsafe,” Bond told a TV station.Daniel Vettori, Bond’s former New Zealand team-mate and coach of the Brisbane Heat, said match officials took a pragmatic view. “They used their discretion around what was right and what was wrong, and they stuck to their guns. We understand that facing spinners was not going to be a safety reason, but it’s just difficult to see the ball, it wasn’t as easy and it’s just not consistent conditions for both teams,” Vettori said.Australia batsman Callum Ferguson, part of the Sydney Thunder squad, also added his disappointment when he told Fox Sports about the decision to call play off. “We’ve felt like we’ve dominated the fixture for 23 overs and then the lights go out. It’s a pretty frustrating situation,” Ferguson said.With just one point for both teams, Sydney Thunder remained in third spot while Brisbane Heat were in sixth position. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Sonkin set ITA Championships

first_imgWisconsin tennis star Jeremy Sonkin will fire up his 2006 tennis season at Tulsa University this week. The junior will face the best college tennis players, including 36 out of the top 40 players in the nation, at the ITA Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships. The tournament will include last year’s winner who is also this year’s No. 1 seed, John Isner, from the University of Georgia. Last year’s NCAA single’s finalist Somdev Devvarman, from the University of Virginia, will also be at the tournament. These two players are only a fraction of the star-studded list of players heading to Tulsa, but Sonkin remains confident and excited.”I want to win in the qualifying rounds, and then make my way through the first couple of rounds in the main draw,” Sonkin said. “I’m very confident in my game right now and I’ve been working very hard.” Sonkin’s goals for himself will fuel him throughout the tournament, and keep him focused on winning. Last year, his promising season was cut short by an elbow injury, right before competing for the Big Ten singles championship as the No. 1 seed. “I’ve worked hard these past couple of weeks and have been trying to start good habits, and get over last year’s injuries,” Sonkin related. “The whole team has been practicing very hard, I’m just trying to get better every day and start this year’s season off on a good note, I’m really excited to get going.”Although his season ended early last year, he will have a chance to show he has healed from his injuries this week in Tulsa by starting off his first competition of the 2006 fall tennis season with a bang.”I’m feeling good going into this tournament, I’m hitting the ball really well, and I’m definitely ready to go,” Sonkin said. “It’s very important to me to start off on the right foot, and I’ve been working hard to achieve that.” Despite the prestige of the tournament and all the talented players participating, Sonkin keeps a level head and stays confident. “I have some butterflies before every match just because I want to get out there and play. This tournament will be very exciting for me, and I’m excited to compete,” Sonkin said. “I want to win every match and keep a positive attitude, no matter who I play.” In the end, he is just trying to echo the advice men’s tennis coach Greg Van Emburgh gives the team every day on the tennis court. “He loves to encourage us and keep things positive,” Sonkin said of Van Emburgh. “If you have passion and fight on the court, anything can happen.”Sonkin will be the only Badger in the tournament, and opens play in a qualifying tournament, which contains a 128-player draw and is held from Monday Oct. 2 to Wednesday Oct. 4. If he should emerge from the qualifying round, Sonkin will go on to the 64-player main tournament draw, which will be held from Thursday Oct. 5 through Sunday Oct. 8.last_img read more