Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc is a fully integrated offshore support company in Nigeria offering marine and aviation logistics services for the oil and gas industry in sub-Sahara Africa. The company provides offshore and onshore logistic support with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; private charter services for air tours and aerial photography; maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters; and executive ground handling services for helicopter and private jets. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc owns and manages marine vessels which includes anchor handling tug supply vessels for positioning, maintaining and moving oil and gas rigs; and platform supply vessels for transporting equipment to offshore platforms. The Caverton Group was formed to acquire Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited, both of which were already operating in the Nigerian offshore oil and gas logistics industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Sam’s Creek / Bates Masi Architects

first_imgArchDaily United States Houses Area:  6500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/325359/sams-creek-bates-masi-architects Clipboard Year:  Architects: Bates Masi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Sam’s Creek / Bates Masi Architects CopySave this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. We live in a time where smart phones and tablets are in everyone’s hands and multitasking is the normal way of life. Influenced from the client’s multitasking lifestyle, a diverse set of requirements developed for a new home.  The clients, one of whom is the owner of a public relations company, requested that multiple activities could take place throughout the house without interruption; a dinner party could take place while simultaneously entertaining a group of children, or guests could come and go without disturbing the rest of the family. These programmatic requests diagrammatically divide the site as well as establish view corridors from front to back. Transparency through the house puts simultaneous activities on display, and provides a setting where guests can see and be seen. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsA series of open-ended boxes, each tailored to a portion of the architectural program focuses the view from the street though the house to the landscape in the rear.  Mahogany boards wrap floors, ceilings, and the sides of the boxes to heighten the perspectival view and provide privacy from neighbors. Each box has independent audio, video, and climate control to operate autonomously and the length, height, and volume of each of the box is adjusted to appropriately encase the program. On the exterior, interstitial spaces between the arranged boxes are gardens and patios. The overlap of the boxes on the interior creates thresholds and highlight interesting moments.  With each box occupying a specific program, the multitasking of different events is achieved. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsWith a limited material palate, travertine is used as flooring for the terraces and as cladding on portions of the open-ended boxes. To use the stone as an exterior cladding, a custom hanging system was designed. The travertine siding is captured at the top and bottom by a CNC wire formed frame and overlapped by the following course above. The proportion and repetition of the siding references the wood shingle vernacular ubiquitous in the area. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsThe fireplace merges a utilitarian object and a crafted, sculptural work of art.  The fireplace is a moment frame, supporting lateral loads to allow for the large open-ended volume of the dining and living room.  It also houses a coat closet and the HVAC components. The overlapping, repeating bronze components were digitally fabricated and assembled on site.  Different patina processes were studied to achieve the dark bronze facing the room and the polished bronze on the interior of the hood. Sunlight from above is reflected by the polished bronze and filters through the gaps from the overlapped construction. Similar construction methods were utilized for the master bedroom headboard using repeating strips of belting leather.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsThe separation of program into individual volumes allows the multitasking lifestyle of the clients to continue into their home.  Where multitasking on a daily basis can seem chaotic, a new order is developed by the architecture.  The client’s new home allows them to keep up with their busy lifestyle while also providing respite from it.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessInnovative, Bioclimatic, European School Complex Second Prize Winning Proposal / Var…ArticlesNew Culture Centre and Library Winning Proposal / schmidt hammer lassen architectsArticles Share “COPY” Sam’s Creek / Bates Masi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSam’s Creek / Bates Masi ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsHouses•Bridgehampton, United States Projects 2011 “COPY” + 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/325359/sams-creek-bates-masi-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBridgehamptonWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 29, 2013Cite: “Sam’s Creek / Bates Masi Architects” 29 Jan 2013. 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Fonte House / Lousinha Arquitectos

first_imgSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 56Curated by Pedro Vada Share Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884483/fonte-house-lousinha-arquitectos Clipboard 2016 Fonte House / Lousinha Arquitectos Manufacturers: Lunawood, Sosoares, Viero Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Project gallerySee allShow lessNANAN Patisserie / BUCK.STUDIOSelected ProjectsCarmel Taiba Hotel / Hanazaki PaisagismoSelected Projects Share Fonte House / Lousinha ArquitectosSave this projectSaveFonte House / Lousinha Arquitectos Houses CopyHouses•Gafanha da Encarnação, Portugal Architects: Lousinha Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingArchitect In Charge:Paulo LousinhaCollaborators:José Miguel Figueiredo, Matteo Losurdo, Barbora ŠímováCity:Gafanha da EncarnaçãoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioText description provided by the architects. To build their two new houses on a family land, the “Fonte” brothers had to demolish the old beach house. That was for them the most difficult task of this project. The other? Make it look like one.Due to the small size of the plot, the implantation results from the alignment proposed by the municipality: facade of “Avenida da Bela Vista” away 3 meters from the fence; alignment for existing buildings in “Rua dos Faróis”; patio north and west with 3 meters. Thus the implantation was conditioned to a square with 12 meters.The volume is part of the idea of affirming a compact mass to which small parallelepipedic portions are subtracted to mark special events: entrances, porches and balconies. This is only contradicted by the opening of punctual windows, aligned by the inner face of the walls, and always squared.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Section 7Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe two-water roof saw its ridge round 45º, thus coinciding with the diagonal of the building’s plan. This gesture responds to the formal need for characterization of the corner, while at the same time responding to the desire to dialogue with the surrounding. This made it possible to match the lower height of the construction volume with the existing west and north constructions with only one storey. On the other hand, it rises to affirm the definition of the street corner formed by “Rua dos Faróis” and “Avenida da Bela Vista”, pointing towards the collective housing building at the east.Because we were interested in the autonomization of both entrances, these are located in opposite corners: at “Rua dos Faróis” next to the extreme west and at “Avenida da Bela Vista” in the extreme north. In both cases the mass subtraction of the initial pure volume is clear, creating a small porch and masking the volume of the garage.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares Studio “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  388 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Ivo Tavares Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884483/fonte-house-lousinha-arquitectos Clipboard Although each entrance share car and pedestrian access, they are separated by a box that will receive all of the Infrastructures paraphernalia. The program is simple and is organized for each of the houses on three floors. On the entrance level the kitchen and the toilet are concealed in a volume lined with walnut and leaving the rest of the floor plant all free; on the raised floor, two small rooms, toilets and a suite. Under the roof, an informal space without a definite use. The entire building is lined with the ETIC system, painted in light beige. The design of the accesses will be marked in solid wood as well as the gates. The delimitation of the plot is executed with a small wall. The balcony guards are in transparent glass. The exterior floor is in concrete. Inside, the palette of materials will also be austere: again the concrete floor, walls and ceilings plastered for a tinned finish.Originally published on November 30, 2017 CopyAbout this officeLousinha ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGafanha da EncarnaçãoIcebergPortugalPublished on June 20, 2020Cite: “Fonte House / Lousinha Arquitectos” 20 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Just 9% of 40+ donors actively reject idea of legacy giving

first_img  542 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: legacies legacy fundraising Research / statistics Melanie May | 11 March 2020 | News  543 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, said:“We’re continuing to see growth in legacy giving over the long term, which is fantastic news for charities across the sector. It’s clear that there’s a real appetite for supporters to do something meaningful for good causes at the end of their lives, and that charities are communicating legacies well; creatively and sensitively, demonstrating how important they are in funding vital services.“Legacy growth is being driven not only by charities communicating their own legacy case for support, but their willingness to work together to grow the market. Having a proactive and collaborative approach to legacies is critical if the sector is to succeed in normalising legacy giving and increasing the income pot so that there every charity can benefit.” Just 9% of 40+ donors actively reject idea of legacy giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Only 9% of charity donors aged 40+ reject the idea of leaving a charitable legacy, with over a quarter of this age group saying they have included a gift to charity in their Will or are preparing to, according to the latest consumer tracking study commissioned by Remember A Charity.Carried out by nfpSynergy, the study reveals that legacy giving continues to rise with 17% of charity supporters aged 40 and over including a charity in their Will and a further 10% preparing to do so. Annual tracking indicates a steady increase over the past decade: in 2010, 21% of donors in this age group said that they had left or intended to leave a gift in their Will, rising to 27% in 2019.The percentage of donors actively rejecting the concept of leaving a legacy is down from 12% in 2010, while the number of people unaware of legacy giving has fallen from 20% in 2010 to 11% in 2019.The top findings of the study are shared in Remember A Charity’s impact report, which summarises the coalition’s activity during 2019. Highlights from 2019 included providing evidence to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) that helped protect current tax breaks for legacy giving, and collaborating with fellow industry bodies to scrap the proposed probate fee increase. Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Early application submissions rise despite COVID-19 uncertainty

first_imgAndre Giammatteihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-giammattei/ TCU soccer makes history: A look into their record season Twitter ReddIt TCU News Now 4/14/2021 Linkedin + posts ReddIt Andre Giammattei The Mary Wright Admission Center. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Andre Giammatteihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-giammattei/ TCU News Now 4/1/2021 TCU changes providers as students cut the cable cordcenter_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU saw an increase in the number of applications received by the early action deadline this year despite the uncertainty brought by the pandemic. Mandy Castro, TCU’s director of admission, said the uncertainty of whether TCU will have in-person or online classes for the fall of 2021 did not affect the number of applications that were submitted. However, she said the change could come in the number of students that ultimately enroll.“Families trust TCU to be doing the best for their students,” said Castro. But, she said, “If other schools open up and host in-person classes and we stay closed, I think we’ll take a hit on that.”Chelsea Fulfer, a prospective student from New Mexico, said it was “extremely important” for her classes to be in-person. “It is a lot easier for me to learn when I have someone in the room teaching me,” Fulfer said.  Before the applications started coming in, Castro said she had no idea how many students would be applying because she usually gauges student interest with in-person interactions.“There is usually some quantifiable means for us to be able to determine, but this was just a shot in the dark.”Searching close to homeTCU has also intensified its efforts to recruit students who were accepted to TCU but decided to go to college elsewhere. Traditionally, TCU mostly recruits for transfers outside of Texas, but since the pandemic began, the numbers have skewed more heavily toward in the state.“If going away to college is no longer your best option, we would like you to consider coming to TCU,” said Castro.Elimination of testing requirement seen in applications One of the changes made for this application process was making the SAT or ACT requirement optional because of the difficulties the pandemic created.“I’m not planning on submitting the SAT,” said Emma Thompson, a prospective student from southern California. “I actually signed up for six SATs, and they all got canceled.”Read more: ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021Only about half of the students applying to TCU have submitted either the SAT or ACT, Castro said. Even before the elimination, the relevance of the test in admission decisions has been gradually decreasing as TCU has opted for a more holistic approach.“It’s an outlier in all of this because it doesn’t tell us how well you will fit at TCU or how well you are going to do in college,” Castro said. “It really is just a number.”She recognized that a higher income gives applicants a chance at earning a higher score, so “we don’t want to be the school that creates further chasms for our students to navigate.”She does not foresee the test becoming a requirement again after the pandemic.Financial uncertainty for university and applicants The pandemic’s economic impact has continued to factor into challenges for upcoming applicants.  The new budget has not been allocated, but with tuition staying the same, Castro hopes increases in financial aid are enough to meet student needs.“I feel like TCU is doing the right thing now,” she said. “They are halting all the capital projects, they are looking at how to fill student aid packages, and that is a great message for us to send to families.” Linkedin Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Andre Giammatteihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-giammattei/ Twitter Previous articleEpisode 227 – CFB Week 11, NFL Week 10 PreviewNext articleBack to reality: Frogs embarrassed in Morgantown for second-straight time Andre Giammattei RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andre Giammatteihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-giammattei/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Limerick jobseekers begin college courses

first_imgLimerick Post Show | FOLM Project Previous article#VIDEO Minister launches month-long children’s festivalNext article500 Limerick calls to senior help line John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Print WhatsApp International Women’s Day LIT Email Facebookcenter_img  APPROXIMATELY 200 Limerick jobseekers are helping to boost their prospects of returning to work by starting third level courses at the University of Limerick this year through the state-funded Springboard programme.At Limerick Institute of Technology, a further group of jobseekers will take part in the five courses available through the programme there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Paul McCutcheon, vice president academic registrar at UL, said: “As the country strives towards a sustainable economic recovery, it is important that those who lost their jobs in recent years are equipped with skills sought by employers now and in the future.“What unites all of the Springboard courses is that they cover areas where there is jobs growth in Limerick and elsewhere. Graduates will, therefore, be in a strong position to re-enter the workforce and embark on the next phase of their careers.”Places on the Springboard courses are offered free to those who qualify and the courses are delivered flexibly, allowing jobseekers to retain their benefits and continue their search for employment.The skills taught on the programmes have been specifically selected to match the current job market and concentrate on areas where there is existing and projected growth.“We are delighted to offer programmes in areas where job prospects are solid and, in fact, there are identified skills shortages. LIT has worked intensively with key industry partners to develop these programmes and to ensure that there will be a seamless progression for students from study to work placements and – ultimately – to sustainable jobs,” commented LIT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar.At UL, a total of 159 students recently commenced classes in the nine Springboard courses available at the university, while an additional 40 students are expected to begin courses in January.The courses at UL provide qualifications in areas such as mobile and cloud computing, software development, international entrepreneurship, and management and human resources.Springboard programmes at LIT include biopharmaceuticals, creative multimedia programming, and digital manufacturing and innovation. LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. NewsLimerick jobseekers begin college coursesBy John Keogh – September 15, 2014 681 Advertisement TAGSDr Maria HinfelaarDr Paul McCutcheonLITSpringboardUL Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control last_img read more

Suspect identified in blaze that destroyed historic Minnesota synagogue

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DULUTH, Minnesota) — Minnesota police have identified the suspect allegedly responsible for sparking a fire that destroyed a historic Minnesota synagogue on Monday.Duluth resident Matthew John Amiot, 36, was arrested last week on a charge of arson for allegedly starting the fire at the Adas Israel Congregation in downtown Duluth, the city’s police chief Mike Tusken said in a press conference on Sunday.Firefighters spent more than 12 hours battling the flames after they broke out Monday around 2 a.m.Despite the destruction, there is no evidence that the arson was the result of a bias or hate crime, Tusken said. The point of origin for the fire was outside the structure, and no accelerants appear to have been used, he added.The synagogue was built more than 120 years ago, Mayor Emily Larson said in a press conference last week.A spokesperson for the fire department described the structure as “pretty much a total loss,” The Associated Press reported. Eight of 14 Torah scrolls were saved.The congregation served about 75 Orthodox and High Conservation Jewish members, according to AP.Additional information was not immediately available. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Quick and dirty HR gets the job done

first_imgQuick and dirty HR gets the job doneOn 12 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. HR has a poor image and takes a lot of stick, but rarely have I heard anycriticism of its professionalism. And this could be at the root of its imageproblem. Like most of HR, I have often berated line managers for being toooperationally focused and task-driven – at the expense of finding time forstaff development. When HR asks them to carry out performance reviews or development plans itis viewed as a chore. They do it to satisfy the bureaucratic necessities of theorganisation’s procedure but their hearts and souls never buy into the truespirit and intent of the process. After all, it is something we have forced onthem. It is easy for HR to forget that the primary role of an operational manageris to ensure the organisation operates effectively – not tomorrow but today.They are the ones who carry the heavy burden of ensuring food gets delivered,products leave the factory, customers get served, patients treated andcriminals arrested. Whatever we may say from an HR perspective about strategic thinking andlonger-term needs, operational managers quite rightly have their own prioritiesthat should be matched by an equally urgent HR service. Anyone who has ever worked with engineers will know they are a curious mixof the professional and the pragmatic. As professionals they try to haveexcellent machinery that works smoothly round the clock with minimal plannedmaintenance, but they know this will rarely happen. Their pragmatism tells themthey have to do whatever it takes to produce enough products by the end of theshift. And if quick and dirty methods are the way to get there, then that’sfine with them. Perhaps we in HR need to redefine professionalism in terms of the extent towhich we understand, empathise with and tailor our solutions to the real needsof our internal customers. For too long ‘professionalism’ has been a euphemism for laborious HRpolicies and procedures. Asking a line manager to read through a dictionary ofcompetence definitions may look like best practice and appear professional butit is a long way from a pragmatic solution to an operational need. Why can’t our reward schemes allow a manager to pay an employee somethingout of the ordinary for extraordinary performance? What is wrong with short,intensive, just-in-time bursts of training activity that don’t show up on thepersonal development plan? Quick and dirty HR is what fills in the gaps left by the textbooks and weshould be happy to admit that it is a critical part of professional HR. By Paul Kearns, Senior partner, Personnel Workslast_img read more

Serena Williams outburst at 2018 US Open Women’s Final explored in new ESPN series ‘Backstory’

first_imgAugust 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams outburst at 2018 US Open Women’s Final explored in new ESPN series ‘Backstory’ Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Twenty-year-old Naomi Osaka faced her childhood hero Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Final and won, becoming the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam title in a match that many thought would go to Williams.Her triumph, however, was marred by arguments between Williams and the match’s umpire, Carlos Ramos, sparking a controversy that would have the world talking about tennis for weeks.As part of the new ESPN series Backstory, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Don Van Natta peeled back the layers of the event and delved into the lives of both Williams and Ramos to understand how the two came together for one of the most divisive moments in recent tennis history during one of the world’s most celebrated finals in sports.Ramos was only 16 when he began working as a chair umpire in Portugal. One of his friends told Van Natta that Ramos was so focused that he would treat satellite events as if they were the Wimbledon final. But Ramos had big dreams of one day becoming a world-class umpire, a goal that he said would allow him to see the world, Van Natta said.Williams and her sister, Venus Williams, meanwhile, would rise out of Compton, Calif., to become two of the biggest sports stars in the world by dominating a sport played mostly by white athletes.With her fierce will to win, Williams did not get to the top without shaking things up. In May 2018, for example, she received criticism for wearing a so-called “catsuit” bodysuit to the French Open. She said the suit was designed to prevent blood clots since she had given birth a few months earlier. French Open President Bernard Giudicelli later said the suit “would no longer be accepted” and that players in future tournaments would have to dress more conservatively.The heated dispute between Ramos and Williams, who was vying for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, began when Williams was losing to Osaka two games into the second set after Ramos said he witnessed a code violation for coaching — Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, had given her a thumbs up — and gave Williams a warning.“If he gives me a thumbs-up, he is telling me to come on,” Williams told Ramos at the time. “We don’t have any code and I know you don’t know that, and [I] understand why you may have thought that that was coaching, but it is not. I don’t cheat to win; I would rather lose. I am just letting you know.”Retired tennis champion Chrissie Evert told Van Natta that Mouratoglou, who has coached Williams for seven years, “is not known to be one of those coaches who coaches all the time and Serena never looks at her box. She…figures it out herself.”From that moment, the tension between Williams and Ramos would escalate. Williams accused Ramos of questioning her integrity and punishing her more harshly than male players. “I have a daughter and I stand for what’s right,” she told him. “I have never cheated.”A second violation, costing her a point, came after the fifth game of the second set when she slammed a broken racket to the ground in frustration. After repeatedly demanding that Ramos apologize, she received her third violation for what Ramos called “verbal abuse” — a game penalty — after she called him a “thief.”“You stole a point from me,” she said. “You’re a thief, too.”Although Williams would go on to win the next game in an excellent display of tennis, Osaka would finish her off in the ensuing match, winning the set and the title.Mouratoglou told Van Natta that it was the first time he had ever sent a signal to Williams and that he did it “because it felt like it was an important moment.”“It was probably one of the biggest moments of her career,” Mouratoglou told Van Natta. “She’s in a Grand Slam final to equal the record of all time and she’s losing, and she’s — I [felt] at that moment — she’s lost on the court. So, I tried to help her. That’s my job.”Yet, even though the incident was a setback for Williams, Mouratoglou said that it was a “fantastic” moment for tennis.“It’s unbelievable. That was the best moment of tennis [in the] last 10 years,” he told Van Natta. “We don’t have any drama in tennis. We have drama in all other sports, but not tennis.”Williams gave Osaka a congratulatory hug following the match, but as the crowd booed, Osaka sat down and cried.“I was down on the court because I was supposed to present the trophy to the winner,” Evert told Van Natta. “The floor was shaking, the roof was shaking, the boos were thundering. I could not hear a thing.”Williams continues to deny that there was a clear coaching violation or that she ever lost control of her emotions, Van Natta said. In a press conference following the match, she said, “The fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and that wants to express themselves…they want to be a strong woman and they are going to be allowed to do that because of today.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

HMS Enterprise Spends the Weekend in Cardiff

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Enterprise View post tag: Weekend View post tag: Navy HMS ENTERPRISEThe Royal Navy’s ocean survey vessel, HMS Enterprise, sailed into Cardiff over the weekend for an eight-day visit. View post tag: Defense Docking at Britannia Quay on Friday, the ship will host a number of visiting groups during her time in port.Organised tour groups visiting the ship on Tuesday include Sea Cadets from Cardiff, Penarth and Barry.“We are looking forward to hosting various local groups and are particularly hoping that we get a good response when we open our gangway to members of the public on Sunday,” said Commander Derek Rae, Commanding Officer of HMS Enterprise.HMS Enterprise and her sister HMS Echo were designed to carry out a wide range of survey work, including support to submarine and amphibious operations, through the collection of oceanographic and bathymetric (analysis of the ocean, its salinity and sound profile) data.She emerged from a five-month refit in September 2013 and is now in the process of trials and training before returning to her full operational deployment later this year.She is the second Royal Navy ship (after sister HMS Echo) to use azimuth thrusters, where the propellers are part of a swivelling pod, allowing for precise manoeuvring.She is also capable of acting as home for a mine countermeasures command team.[mappress]Press Release, March 24, 2014, Image: UK Navycenter_img View post tag: HMS View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Enterprise Spends the Weekend in Cardiff View post tag: Cardiff View post tag: Spends March 24, 2014 HMS Enterprise Spends the Weekend in Cardifflast_img read more