Harvard wrestlers prepare to get down

first_imgThe David G. Bunning ’88 Head Coach of Wrestling Jay Weiss has put together a challenging tournament and meet schedule that will prepare the Crimson for the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association and the NCAA championships.Harvard will compete in three tournaments throughout the year — the Binghamton Open, the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, and Midlands — as well as contend against 17 opponents in dual meets. The Crimson will face at least four teams that ranked among the top 10 at the end of last season and five teams that finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Championships.The Crimson wrestling season opens on Nov. 20 against Binghamton University.Read the complete story.last_img read more

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Willian responds to Arsenal transfer link and opens door for Chelsea exit

first_imgWillian says Jose Mourinho is the best coach he’s ever worked with (Getty Images)‘He is not only a great coach but also a great friend of mine. Sometimes we talk but regarding this situation, he totally respects it.‘I learnt a bit from each of them [my other managers] but I identified myself more with Mourinho for sure. ‘He trusted in my potential, liked my football, gave me full confidence to play. He is the best coach I have worked with.’MORE: Good strikers will click immediately with Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech, says former team-mateFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Chris DavieFriday 1 May 2020 5:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Advertisement Willian responds to Arsenal transfer link and opens door for Chelsea exitcenter_img Willian says he would be open to swapping Chelsea for Arsenal or Tottenham (Getty Images)Willian admits he would be open to leaving Chelsea this summer and says he would be ‘fine’ with a move to either Arsenal or Tottenham.The 31-year-old is set to become a free agent this summer as his contract with Chelsea expires at the end of June.Chelsea have offered a new two-year deal but Willian is holding out for a three-year contract.In an interview with Brazillian YouTube channel ‘Desimpedidos’, Willian was asked directly about the prospect of moving to either Arsenal or Tottenham once his contract with Chelsea ends.ADVERTISEMENT‘It really is a hard decision,’ said the winger. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I identified myself a lot at Chelsea, I have a lot of love for everyone at the club, and the fans. Willian has been unable to reach a new agreement with Chelsea (Getty Images)‘However, it is like I said before, if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club.’Asked if he will stay in London, Willian replied: ‘I don’t know. I like London and so does my family. ‘However, this is a question that I still don’t know the answer, if I will stay at Chelsea, move to another team from London, or leave England.’Willian also denied that he intentionally linked himself with a move to Arsenal after his family dressed in red and released the video on social media.‘About that… there was no intention in creating rumours,’ he said.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In England, we do not have this situation [like in Brazil] where a player from Corinthians can’t wear green or a player from Palmeiras can’t wear black and white, this kind of stuff. ‘So there was one day when my wife and kids dressed in red and she did not think it would create any rumours, there was nothing in it.’Willian also denied that Jose Mourinho had been in touch to discuss a move to Tottenham.‘No, no. I did not get anything from Mourinho even though I have a good relationship with him,’ said the Brazilian. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hyundai Mipo, KMT and Korean Register to develop a ballast-free containership

first_imgAs disclosed, the project will pave the way for minimizing the use of ballast water that threatens the world’s coastal and marine environments in preempting stricter environmental regulations. According to the Korean Register, the involvement of domestic companies will also help bolster market competitiveness. Under the MoU, the parties will work on developing a low-ballast or a ballast-free containership with the aim of circumventing the need for ballast tanks and the potential release of contaminated ballast waters into the ocean. South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with compatriot shipper Korea Maritime Transport and the Korean Register to apply the ballast-free concept to 1,800 TEU container ships as a means of fighting marine pollution. As disclosed, HMD will base the design on the experience from developing the world’s first ballast-free LNG bunkering vessel Kairos, delivered to Germany’s Bernhard Schulte in 2019. With a tank capacity of 7,500 m³, Kairos is the world’s largest LNG bunker supply ship. It features a ballast-free design and installation of a CNG tank to store vapor return gas from customer vessels. HMD believes the development of a ballast-free feeder ship would cement its position in the construction of environmentally-friendly ships. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) entered into force on September 8, 2017.  Implementation of the regulation has seen many companies having to retrofit their vessels with approved BWM systems in order to comply with the regulation. The MoU stipulates that Hyundai Mipo Dockyard would be in charge of designing the vessel, while the Korean Register would be in charge of the vessel’s safety and validity, aiming for an Approval in Principle (AIP) to be granted by the end of the year. Korea Marine Transport will support the initiative through a comparative study on transport capability and operation efficiency, the classification society said. Image courtesy: The Korean Registry The convention requires vessels to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments by the utilization of ballast water management systems. Ballast water has been identified as one of the key contributors to the spread of invasive aquatic species, as such the industry had to act in order to curb the trend. last_img read more

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Alexander outscores Wagner in dominating performance

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 5, 2012 at 2:52 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 From the opening tip, it was evident. Stephanie Blais didn’t even try jumping. The result of the jump ball — much like the result of the game — was predetermined.Kayla Alexander and Syracuse were going to dominate.“I’m blessed with height,” the 6-foot-4-inch Alexander said. “So I might as well use it.”Alexander utilized her height advantage and finished with 34 points and 13 rebounds, powering the Orange (8-1) to a dominating 66-28 victory over Wagner (1-6) in front of 294 in the Carrier Dome. It was the fourth double-double of the season for the Syracuse center.But Alexander’s big night wasn’t perfect.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter scoring SU’s first four points, Alexander missed her next two shots from the field. After a two-minute scoring drought, Alexander was in position to end the slump with a layup, but 6-foot-2-inch Seahawks forward Chanez Robinson bumped Alexander, forcing her into an awkward hook shot.At the first media timeout, the Seahawks held a 5-4 advantage in an ugly game.“I didn’t say a whole lot of anything; I said we need some energy,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “I think that that’s what it was. … It wasn’t a situation to where it was a panic, a situation I just think that we had to just get going.”Alexander missed her first shot out of the timeout and capped her horrid stretch with a pair of missed free throws at the 13:55 mark as backup center Shakeya Leary sat at the scorer’s table.“That was a rough, sloppy first half,” Alexander said. “But honestly, at that time, I’m just thinking, ‘OK Kayla, it’s in the past.’ Short memory. Because if you dwell on it it’s going to mess up your game.”When she checked back in less than two minutes later, the early struggles were a distant memory.Alexander finished a layup with 10:31 remaining in the first half, ending an 8:02 stretch without a field goal.The center scored 17 points in the first half — as many as Wagner had as a team — but the Seahawks were still able to keep the center out of rhythm.“Our bread and butter defensively has been our matchup, and our matchup zone creates a lot of issues inside usually because it creates automatic double, triple team,” Wagner head coach Lisa Cermignano said. “In the first half we did a pretty good job finding where she was.”In the second half, though, Alexander put on a clinic.Seemingly everything Alexander tried worked. Even the mishandled entry passes played out well.Early in the second half Alexander found herself double-teamed. Brittney Sykes dumped the ball to her in the low post anyway. Alexander bobbled the pass, but she created separation and made the layup off the backboard.On a normal day Alexander’s dominance would have set up the Orange shooters to have a big game. But on this particular night the shots just weren’t falling.SU started 0-for-10 from beyond the arc and didn’t hit its first 3-pointer until Rachel Coffey knocked one down at the first-half buzzer. Syracuse finished the game just 3-for-20.“It’s a big deal; it’s a big presence down there,” SU guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas said. “When we’re missing shots, we obviously depend on Kayla, dumping down low to Kayla.”As the blowout was nearing its end, Alexander’s career-high point total was in sight. Alexander stepped to the free-throw line with 5:15 remaining needing to hit one to match her career high.Leary once again sat at the scorer’s table ready to check in for what would be the last time of the night.This time she didn’t have to wait long.Alexander knocked down both free throws and walked to the bench, where she was greeted with hugs and high fives from her teammates.“All of that goes to the great coaching staff and my teammates,” Alexander said. “My coaches worked with me a lot definitely since freshman year, and also my teammates always looking to get me the ball, having faith in me while I’m shooting it.” Commentslast_img read more

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