August 4, 2021

UC Riverside looks to sweep CS Fullerton

first_imgUC Riverside looks to sweep CS Fullerton Associated Press SENIOR STUDS: Cal State Fullerton has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Jackson Rowe, Austen Awosika, Brandon Kamga and Davon Clare have collectively accounted for 64 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 77 percent of all Titans points over the last five games.RAMPING IT UP: The Titans have scored 72 points per game against conference opponents so far, an improvement from the 59.5 per game they recorded against non-conference competition.JUMPING FOR JACKSON: Rowe has connected on 41.7 percent of the 48 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 17 over the last five games. He’s also converted 71.4 percent of his free throws this season.PERFECT WHEN: UC Riverside is a perfect 13-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41.1 percent or less. The Highlanders are 1-9 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Titans have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Highlanders. Cal State Fullerton has an assist on 45 of 80 field goals (56.3 percent) over its past three contests while UC Riverside has assists on 44 of 83 field goals (53 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The UC Riverside defense has allowed only 61.5 points per game to opponents, which is the 21st-best mark in the country. The Cal State Fullerton offense has put up just 66.7 points through 23 games (ranked 262nd among Division I teams). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUC Riverside (14-9, 4-3) vs. Cal State Fullerton (8-15, 3-5)Titan Gym, Fullerton, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UC Riverside goes for the season sweep over Cal State Fullerton after winning the previous matchup in Riverside. The teams last played on Jan. 11, when the Highlanders shot 36.4 percent from the field en route to a six-point victory. February 4, 2020last_img read more

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County Launches Online Cultural and Heritage Tours

first_imgThe County Division of Planning has announced the launch of its Cultural and Heritage Virtual Tour series, an interactive platform that includes eight digital tours of interconnected historical, natural, cultural and arts attractions in Monmouth County. Monmouth County is offering local history buffs an early holiday gift. These virtual tours can be viewed by visiting The Cultural and Heritage Virtual Tours program was designed to increase public awareness about the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, architectural, institutional and commemorative sites located in Monmouth County. Each tour has a unique theme which showcases attractions throughout Monmouth County, in categories such as: scenic, historic, architectural, art, cultural, science and technology, military, civic spaces, neighborhoods, crossroad/downtowns/commercial districts, pop, culture, myth/folklore/legends, unique or unusual and more.  Recommended in the 2016 Monmouth County Master Plan and modeled after the federal and state scenic byway programs, the complete series results in a network of tours featuring all 53 municipalities within county lines. Additional sites are currently being considered for inclusion on the byway tours. To nominate a site, email the name, location, a brief description and photo (if possible) of the site to [email protected] MOCO Cultural Byway: The trail begins in Matawan before winding through the heart of the Two River area and down the shoreline to Asbury Park, documenting artistically and culturally significant sites along the way. From the massive satellite installations atop Telegraph Hill in Holmdel, which were once used as an anti-aircraft defense system during the Cold War, to the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, to Monmouth Park in Oceanport, this tour best defines the Jersey Shore experience. The Historic Monmouth Crossroads: A 4-century-old path that winds from the Sandy Hook Bayshore in Highlands through Middletown, Holmdel and Colts Neck, all the way to Millstone. It was a prominent thoroughfare for Colonial and British troops during the Revolutionary War, but there are other surprises along the way, like the Evil Clown of Middletown on State Route 35.center_img Two River-area educators and enthusiasts can tap into local circuits like: Two River Tri-way: This is the shortest tour in the byway series, but it provides historic context regarding the importance of the Two River peninsula in the overall countywide narrative. Beginning in Red Bank, the tour travels to points east along River Road where a trolley once carried passengers between Red Bank and Rumson. Some sites noted on the tour are privately held and not open to the public. “We are bringing residents a new way to discover our county,” Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry said. “These eight interactive story maps take you across the county, encompassing every imaginable point of interest, from Revolutionary War sites to space exploration; from natural landscapes to happenings in downtowns. And from solemn memorials to iconic pop culture landmarks.” Visitors can also take the Ocean Drive tour, which begins on Sandy Hook and heads south along the Atlantic Coast, the County to Coast Byway tour, which extends out from Sea Bright and explores 350 years of local settlement, the South Monmouth Emerald Byway, an exploration of wildlife from Point Pleasant to Manasquan, and Upper Freehold’s Historic Farmland. Bayshore Drive: The tour allows residents and visitors to travel along local streets to explore the region’s downtowns and waterfront destinations. Once comprised of colonies of summertime bungalows and maritime industries, the area is now active year-round. The Bayshore region is characterized by traditional downtowns and denser residential neighborhoods set against the natural beauty of the Raritan and Sandy Hook Bay coastline.last_img read more

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‘We call him the low-key GOAT’: A’s club option on Yusmeiro Petit may be easy money spent

first_imgFlash back a few months to the summer’s rise that preceded a hard October fall: in particular, a 4-3, extra-inning mid-July comeback win against the Astros in Houston that sent a shockwave through the clubhouse a Richter Scale might pick up.In it Matt Olson hit a game-tying, three-run homer off Roberto Osuna in the ninth inning. Ramón Laureano hit a go-ahead single in the 11th. The story revolved around how the A’s defied odds, used flashy heroics to mend an Achilles heel. But behind the …last_img read more

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World Cup dolls uplift SA community

first_imgSA Soccer Dollies: A piece of Africa fortourists to take home.(Image: With the 2010 Fifa World Cup only three weeks away, Cape Town-based company Elolo is joining the excitement by selling weird and wonderful little dolls for fans to take home as mementos after the tournament – all made by members of an impoverished community.Affectionately called SA Soccer Dollies, the figurines are made from colourful wool, wire, beads and bits of plastic, and have mini South African flags and footballs attached to them.They come in the form of brooches, magnets and key rings, and are about 10cm long. Each doll sells for R30 (US$3.81).The pieces are made for Elolo by nine women and two men from the Mfuleni township community outside Cape Town, where HIV/Aids and unemployment is rife.“Everybody works from their own homes, which allows them to look after their children, work their own hours and save on transport costs – all while making a living and supporting their families,” said company owner Laurie Broomberg.Broomberg was born and raised in Zimbabwe, but now lives in Cape Town. She opened her company in 2007 and initially worked alone with beads, but her activities soon turned into a jewellery enterprise. “I decided to look for people to work with and concentrated on growing the business,” she said.Inspired by the country hosting Africa’s first football World Cup, Broomberg started designing the dolls in 2009. “I just thought I’m going to make as many dollies as possible. They are a memento of this great event,” she said.Each doll has a name and comes with a warm message, such as: “My Name is Thembisa and I will bring you love, laughter, happiness and prosperity!”Broomberg began her marketing drive from home in February by sending out emails to different people and companies she thought would be interested in the dolls. The response has been “phenomenal”, she said.“We have been receiving many orders from people wanting the dollies, mainly corporate companies that want them for clients and employee gifts. People organising events, small retailers and promotional gift companies are also putting in orders.”Requests come from all over the country, every day. “We have so many orders, we are working around the clock to ensure we don’t run out of stock.”Changing livesBroomberg said the success of the business has transformed the lives of the men and women on her team.“The work we do has really changed these men and women’s lives. My manager once lived in a small room, but was able to afford a three-bedroom house after working on the dollies. The other people on the team have managed to get their homes tiled and send their kids to school,” said Broomberg.This has been a great reward for the Cape Town entrepreneur, who started the business in the hopes of changing people’s lives and challenging the stigma of HIV/Aids.“I chose to work with people affected by HIV/Aids because they are often discriminated against,” she said.Broomberg plans to start sending out stock to guest houses and hotels expecting World Cup tourists.“I think tourists will want to buy the dollies. They are made locally and help to support disadvantaged men and women. They are a piece of Africa – a piece of history for people to take home after the World Cup.”last_img read more

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Spring forecast indicates a delayed spring

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AccuWeather reports in line with Punxsutawney Phil’s 2017 prognostication, forecasters are predicting winter weather will linger into spring across much of the United States.From coast to coast, cold air will maintain its grip across the northern tier of the country. Meanwhile, rain, thunderstorms and severe weather will threaten to kick off farther south, leading to a volatile season for many. Warmup may be delayed across the Northeast, MidwestSpring will start off on a wet note for the I-95 corridor, including Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.Rain and snow will fall through mid-March in most of the Northeast, holding back temperatures.“As far as a significant warmup goes in the Northeast, I think you have to hold off until late April and May,” AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said.Though the forecast aligns with Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction, it’s not all bad news for those eager to leave winter behind. The warmup should arrive faster than in the past couple of years, Pastelok said.Chilly air will also stretch westward into the Midwest.“It seems like all the cold and all the snow has been really piling up across that area and it’s going to be no different going into the early spring,” he said.With a significant snowpack remaining, it’s difficult to judge when the cold air will retreat.“North and west [of Chicago] is going to be delayed because of the amount of snowpack. It will be running behind schedule, no doubt in my mind. I just don’t know how far behind at this point.”Showers and thunderstorms to dominate springtime in SoutheastShowers and thunderstorms will dominate the springtime weather pattern across the southeastern United States.While the rain will be largely beneficial, too much in February and March could make it tough for farmers to get into fields early on.Florida may mark the only exception.“Florida is a tricky spot, especially the central and southern part of the peninsula,” Pastelok said.Frequent thunderstorms and significant rainfall may dodge areas from Orlando down to Miami and Fort Myers.Explosive severe weather to threaten the PlainsThe Plains states may be in for an active severe weather season, thanks in part to winter’s lingering pattern.A northern jet stream which brings cold air to the upper levels of the atmosphere may be slow to retreat, according to Pastelok.“If it’s slow to move out, which is typical of a weak La Niña season, you’re going to get more explosive systems, more severe weather and that’s a good possibility in the southern Plains this year,” Pastelok said.The active weather could kick off as early as March, so residents will want to be prepared.In the northern Plains, flooding will be of concern.“Fast, rapid warmups cause more river flooding in the northern Plains states. We’re not expecting that right now, but we do have a lot of water that’s just waiting to come down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers,” he said.Rain, storms to continue across Northwest, northern CaliforniaWintry conditions will continue across the northwestern U.S in March with rain and snow frequenting the region.Some of this precipitation will also reach down into northern California.Following a winter in which Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno and Sacramento, California, each doubled their city’s normal seasonal rainfall total, spring flooding cannot be ruled out.“Getting farther south from Fresno to Bakersfield, that area still may deal with some minor drought conditions but it’s improved dramatically,” Pastelok said.Southwest to warm up quickly as dry weather dominatesThe Southwest will be much less active than its northern counterpart.High pressure will allow drier- and warmer-than-normal conditions to dominate from southern California to central Texas.“It’s not going to take too long to get those temperatures to bounce in the Southwest,” Pastelok said.last_img read more

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Windows Blue’s Goal: You WILL Love Metro (Eventually)

first_imgMicrosoft’s Windows 8 balances the old way of doing things — the Windows desktop — with the tiled, touch-enabled “Metro” interface. With a new “Windows Blue” build that leaked over the weekend, Microsoft is inexorably pushing users toward the new user interface.Reports from the Verge and elsewhere indicate that the changes are, by and large, incremental — the ability to snap four applications on screen at the same time, new settings menus within the Windows 8 Metro environment, charms that include “Play,” a sound recorder, and a microphone, plus IE11.The latter appears to include the ability to share tabs with Windows Phone, also scheduled to be upgraded as part of the “Blue” update. Mary Jo Foley at ZDnet also says that leaked data also indicate that “Blue” will be applied to Windows RT, as well. Faster, Yes. But Better And Stronger?For years, Microsoft left the Windows world relatively static. Major and minor updates were applied in conjunction with service packs, but at other times Windows could be counted upon to remain relatively stable.While that may have been appreciated by conservative corporations that extensively test new code changes, that approach appears to be changing. Microsoft appears to be reluctantly influenced by the quick, iterative pace of Web services from Google and others. We already know that Office 365 will be updated and upgraded regularly, eventually leaving the retail version of Office 2013 in the dust. With Blue, it appears that Microsoft’s desktop software may be moving in this direction, as well. And that has significant implications for how Microsoft is treating its two user interfaces.No Backing Away From “Metro”As any Windows 8 user knows, Microsoft maintain two user interfaces: the Windows 7-like desktop, and the Windows 8 “Metro”-styled interface. Certain applications straddle both environments; Internet Explorer, for example, can either be opened in the desktop, complete with its own address bar; or via Metro, where navigation elements are downplayed. Others favor one or the other: the so-called Metro apps only run under Microsoft’s tablet UI, while legacy apps require the desktop.The “Metro” interface of Windows 8“Traditionalists” usually consider the Metro interface to be bolted on to the traditional desktop, while those that have embraced Microsoft’s new approach sometimes regard the desktop as a legacy UI, like an appendix.But if you had any hopes that Microsoft might be backing away from Metro, forget them. In fact, if you look at Windows 8 as a transitional operating system, then Blue represents the balance tilting farther and farther in Metro’s favor.Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Microsoft is shifting farther away from the desktop, further isolating traditionalists. To its credit, Microsoft is making the shift by making the Metro environment more useful and thus encouraging users to become more familiar with it, rather than devaluing the old desktop environment. (Surveys originally  found the Metro environment to be confusing to use, and Windows 8 has been blamed for poor PC sales in the third and fourth quarters.)As Mary Jo Foley and others have noted, Blue represents closer ties between the Windows desktop and the Windows Phone environment, if the reports of sharing tabs between the mobile and desktop versions of Internet Explorer turn out to be true. In this, Microsoft may be somewhat behind Google. This is probably less significant than Microsoft tying Skype and its Office suite to Windows Phone, however. Eventually, Microsoft will most likely either kill off the legacy desktop from Windows 8 or else integrate it in such a way that the two interfaces will meet in the middle. How will that play out? At this point, we can’t be sure. But that apparently won’t happen in Blue, at least in its early days.What Do We Want From Blue? UI ModesThere’s nothing implicitly wrong with Metro, of course; as a tablet interface, it works quite well. And since Windows 8 is basically an updated version of Windows 7, the two interfaces go hand-in-hand quite well.For most people, simply reconciling the schizophrenic nature of Windows 8 into something of a cohesive whole would probably go a long way toward satisfying the user base. Easier said then done, though — it’s hard to combine Windows widgets/tiles and a desktop interface without moving back into the Windows Vista context, and we all know how that worked out.What we may be moving toward, with common code shared between Windows Phone and Windows 8, is an environment where the same information and apps could eventually be reformatted for the phone, tablet or desktop. So far, that’s a promise Microsoft has yet to deliver on. But Windows Blue may be an important down payment on it, just by encouraging adoption of the new user interface. Image Source: Techpinions A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Microsoft#Windows#Windows Blue markhachman Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Opposition boycotts U.P. special session

first_imgOpposition parties in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday boycotted the Yogi Adityanath government’s 36-hour special session of the Assembly on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 birth anniversary and held their alternative events to mark the occasion.Taking a dig at the BJP, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who led a pada yatra in Lucknow, advised the party to “first walk the path of truth before talking of Gandhiji.” Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav marked the occasion by first garlanding Gandhiji’s statue at Hazratganj where his party leaders and MLAs sat down to sing Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymns.Akhilesh’s chargeMr. Yadav said his party abstained from the special session of the Assembly arguing that while the BJP wanted to appropriate Gandhiji, their ideals were far from his values. “The BJP and people associated with the BJP ideology have never walked the path of father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. [They have] never adopted the path of truth,” Mr. Yadav told reporters.Mr. Yadav said it was odd that “a party whose people believe in violence” and who have not imbibed Gandhiji’s values in their lives, were celebrating Gandhi Jayanti.BSP chief Mayawati said the BJP had convened a special session on the day not to highlight the life of Gandhiji but to “hide its own failures.” The BSP MLAs would rather spend the day helping those affected by the floods, she said in a statement.Mr. Adityanath, speaking in the House, said the Opposition parties boycotting the session amounted to “an insult of the common people” and compared them to Duryodhana, a character in the epic Mahabharata.Targets Cong.Targetting the Congress for not attending the session, Mr. Adityanath said, “there could be no greater insult” to Gandhiji by the party that ruled in his name for the most number of years.“While we talk of swadeshi, they talk of foreign. We talk of nationalism, they talk of terrorism,” he said.The Chief Minister also attacked the SP and the BSP, saying development was not in their nature and that the two parties couldn’t separate themselves from dynasty politics and casteism.last_img read more

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first_imgAll finals and results will be updated as regularly as possible throughout the day: MENS OPEN FINALS: The Mens Open quarter finals see Wests facing the potential giant-killer in Manly, who have shown they can rise to an occasion over the tournament. Lismore, widely regarded as the strongest country side, will need to put in a strong performance to get past the experienced Easts side, although a potential semi final against Wests looms ahead. On their form in the final round match, many would be tipping Parramatta to make it through to the semis and the match between Canterbury and Penrith could go either way. Canterbury certainly challenged Wests in their final round match, but Penrith have performed consistently over the weekend and will rate themselves as a strong chance. The quarter finals went as expected, although some may not have called Penrith to make it past Canterbury. Penrith’s win sees them match up again against Parramatta who they upset in the pool matches. Western Suburbs will face Lismore who gave them a tough match in the pool rounds. Anything could happen come semi finals! QF1- 1st Pool 1 v 4th Pool 2: Western Suburbs (9) def Manly Warringah (3) QF2- 2nd Pool 2 v 3rd Pool 1: Lismore (6) def Eastern Suburbs (4) QF3- 1st Pool 2 v 4th Pool 1: Parramatta (4) def Cronulla (2) QF4- 2nd Pool 1 v 3rd Pool 2: Penrith (4) def Canterbury (2) In what was probably one of the biggest upsets of the tournament, Lismore defeated the highly fancied Western Suburbs, champions for the past two State Cups and recent Sydney Championships winners. With a side that includes several Gold Coast players, Lismore reversed their earlier defeat to grab a position in the main event against Parramatta, who easily accounted for Penrith 7-0. Parramatta looked strong, also reversing their earlier round match loss to Penrith and the grand final is shaping up to be a tight match. SF1- Winner QF1 v Winner QF2: Lismore (6) def Western Suburbs (5) SF2- Winner QF3 v Winner QF4: Parramatta (7) def Penrith (0) It was on for young and old in the Mens grand final. One of the best displays of Touch and also sportsmanship that had been seen the entire tournament. While there was that element of showmanship and fire that often comes with Mens Open, It never ventured into dirty and both sides were led by touch legends. For Parramatta it was Mark Boland, in his 19th year playing Mens Open who helped Parramatta take an early lead, his diving touch down showing nothing of his age. For Lismore, it was Mook Harrington Senior, who ran the length of the field from Australian Open representative Matt Curran to score. The young didn’t wait too long to get in on the act either, Parramatta and Australian rising star Troy Malcolm throwing a brilliant pass to get Parramatta ahead again before Mook Junior followed his father and scored for Lismore. After one final diving touch down Lismore were crowned State Cup Champions, the first ever country side to win the title in State Cup history…since 1977! GF- Winner SF1 v Winner SF2: Lismore (4) def Parramatta (3) Player of the Final- Nathan Jones (Lismore) WOMENS OPEN FINALS: The Womens Open finals are wide open, with final round matches on Sunday morning determining final positions. After the final round of matches Cronulla snuck through to the semis with a draw against Albion Park. They will need to improve to challenge Canterbury who beat them 5-1 in the round matches. SF1- 1st v 4th: Canterbury (3) def Cronulla (1) SF2- 2nd v 3rd Easts (4) def Wests (3) drop-off Matches between East and Canterbury are fast becoming tight and tough struggles that never fail to disappoint. After their recent Sydney Championships grand final meeting and then the final second draw in their pool match at State Cup; the Grand Final also followed the same titanic struggle of a track. Canterbury led for the entire match, remarkably holding Easts scoreless for a 1-0 win. Not to be understated considering the quality of the Easts side, which contained many current Australian Open and Junior representatives. For Canterbury this win was sweet especially after conceding to Easts in the pool match and giving up the lead in the Sydney Championships grand final. GF- Winner SF1 v SF2: Canterbury (1) def Easts (0) Player of the Final- Louise Winchester (Canterbury) OTHER RESULTS: Mixed Open: Shield GF- Northern Suburbs (7) def Menai (4) Player of the Final- Andrew Stergio (northern Suburbs) and Deborah Steinhardt (Northern Suburbs) Championship GF- Cronulla (5) def Port Macquarie (2) Player of the Final- Kylie Stewart (Cronulla) and Brad Davids (Cronulla) Mens 23’s: GF- Central Coast (6) def Western Suburbs (5) Player of the Final- Ben Holden (Wests) Mens 30’s: GF- Western Suburbs (2) def Manly Warringah (1) Player of the Final- Rob Barakat (Wests) Mens 35’s: GF- Western Suburbs (3) def Canterbury (2) drop-off Player of the Final- Troy O’Malley (Wests) Mens 40’s: GF- Wollongong (4) def Port Macquarie (3) Player of the Final- John Wheatley (Wollongong) Mens 45’s: GF- Penrith (1) def Manly Warringah (0) Player of the Final- Phil O’Keefe (Penrith) Mens 50’s: GF- Canterbury (2) def Newcastle City (1) drop-off Player of the Final- Paul Healey (Newcastle City) Womens 23’s: GF- Lismore (3) def Cronulla (2) Player of the Final- Missy Shaw (Lismore) Womens 30’s: GF- Westmead (3) def Newcastle Uni (2) drop-off Player of the Final- Debbie Potts (Newcastle Uni) Womens 35’s: GF- Easts (2) def Hornsby (0) Player of the Final- Maria Sonda (Easts) Womens 40’s: GF- Port Macquarie (2) def Manly (0) Player of the Final- Deb Walsh (Port Macquarie) Senior Mixed: GF- Forster Tuncurry (2) def Port Macquarie (1) Player of the Final- Wendy Wilkins (Forster Tuncurry) and David Eason (Forster Tuncurry) Club Championship award: 73 points- Western Suburbs 71 points- Manly Warringah 69 points- Port Macquarie By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

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a month agoWATCH: Atletico Madrid keeper Oblak shrugs off Benzema wonder save

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Atletico Madrid keeper Oblak shrugs off Benzema wonder saveby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak played down his heroics for their 0-0 draw against Real Madrid.A wonder save to deny Karim Benzema earned Atleti the point, which he thinks suits both sides, while also playing down his save.”We got a point, but we wanted to win,” he explained.”We weren’t good, we didn’t have clear chances, in the end we both deserved a draw.”That was a basic stop for a goalkeeper. It was well placed.”I saw the ball and I wish it was always like that. The fewer goals we concede, the better for everyone.” last_img read more

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ATSB Improper Lookout Led to Collision off Victoria

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Hapag-Lloyd The containership Glasgow Express and fishing vessel Mako collided in August 2017 off Victoria because a proper lookout was not being maintained on either vessel, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said in a report.The vessels collided on the evening of August 12 some 15 nautical miles south of Cape Woolamai, Victoria. Both vessels had been on settled courses and speeds for at least 2 hours before the collision.Despite both crews detecting and monitoring the other vessel, both vessels maintained their courses until they collided.Glasgow Express’s bridge team saw and monitored Mako visually, however, a full appraisal of the situation using other instruments or means available on the bridge, such as radar, was not done. As a consequence, the situation was misinterpreted and the risk of collision was not identified.Additionally, a proper lookout was not maintained on board Mako. In particular, radar was not effectively used, and little if any visual sightings were conducted after it was incorrectly assessed that Glasgow Express was passing clear.An inspection in Melbourne identified scratch marks on Glasgow Express from Mako’s stabiliser arm, about 50 m aft of the bow on the starboard side. No other damage was found.At the time, the 54,157 dwt containership, operated by Hapag-Lloyd, was passing Cape Liptrap heading north-west. The ship was bound for Melbourne, Victoria, and was maintaining a steady course and speed.Following the incident, Glasgow Express’ operator undertook a fleet-wide information and education program which outlined the incident and emphasised the need to use all available means to maintain safe navigation in accordance with the collision regulations.last_img read more

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