Royal IHC to open new office in Croatia

first_imgDutch equipment, vessels and services provider Royal IHC is creating a new office in Pula, Croatia in order “to strengthen its engineering capacity.”Officially opening in September, the office will be supervised by IHC subsidiary IHC Engineering Croatia – based in Rijeka – which specializes in design and engineering services for vessel owners and shipyards.Announcing the creation of its new office on Friday, IHC noted that Pula is well known as one of the main maritime centers in Croatia. IHC’s new local office will allow it to utilize the pool of practical knowledge and maritime engineering experience available in the region.In addition, it will provide engineering support services to IHC’s shipbuilding cluster. It will deliver the full spectrum of basic and detailed engineering services required for the hull design through to outfitting.New job opportunitiesIHC is aiming to grow the office in Pula to a capacity of around 20 experienced engineers by the end of 2018, with further growth planned for the coming year.last_img read more

Syracuse defense stifles Wagner in blowout win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 5, 2012 at 12:56 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Wagner head coach Lisa Cermignano confidently clapped her hands from the sideline after Jacqui Thompson drained a floater and cut Syracuse’s lead to 12 with 12:08 remaining.The Seahawks were within striking distance.Then, Wagner went ice cold, as Syracuse’s swarming defense forced the Seahawks into a string of turnovers and blew the game open in a hurry.Syracuse (8-1) embarked on a 28-2 run to close out its 66-28 victory over Wagner (1-6) at the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night. The Orange forced 25 turnovers and held the Seahawks to 19.3 percent shooting. After a sluggish start, SU’s defense turned it up a notch and held the Seahawks to 11 points in the second half.“We told the kids that they shoot the ball from deep,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “I think once they figured out they had range we did a better job defensively.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly on, the Seahawks got open shots and stuck with the Orange.Wagner forward Stephanie Blais hit a 3-pointer from the left corner less than five minutes into the game, catapulting the Seahawks to a 5-4 lead. Four minutes later, Blais drilled another 3, pushing Wagner’s lead to three with 11:17 remaining in the first half.Marie-Laurence Archambault buried yet another 3 later in the first half, as Syracuse had no answer for Wagner’s shooters early in the contest.Hillsman’s game plan wasn’t working, as Wagner had plenty of wide-open shots. The head coach knew he had to make a tactical adjustment and urged his players to close out on shooters and prevent wide-open attempts from the perimeter.Wagner showed little ability to penetrate into the much taller Syracuse interior, so Rachel Coffey and the rest of the Orange took Hillsman’s advice and closed out on Blais and Archambault — players who kept Wagner in the game in the first half.“At halftime we realized that the shooters were the ones that were hitting the shots,” Coffey said. “We just had to locate them better than we did in the first half and get out on them.”That’s exactly what SU did, as Wagner went 1-for-11 from the arc in the second half and looked out of whack. The Seahawks also didn’t attempt any free throws in the second half and shot 17.2 percent from the floor.“We just wanted to keep them in front of us,” Hillsman said. “We thought if we could get some pressure on them we would have some success.”And they certainly did.Late in the second half, during a more than 12-minute stretch in which the Seahawks scored just two points, Archambault heard a “5-4-3-2-1” countdown from the band. She hoisted the ball up with more than five seconds remaining on the shot clock, resulting in yet another miscue and missed opportunity.Syracuse had too much length, too much size and presented too many different defensive looks. The Orange overwhelmed the Seahawks in the final 20 minutes.“Offensively we shoot the ball extremely well, but we had a difficult time attacking the basket,” Cermignano said. “Syracuse does a great job changing its defense every possession.”Hillsman implemented a 2-3 zone, man-to-man and a full-court press at various times throughout the game, causing turnovers and wreaking havoc defensively.The Seahawks passed the ball laterally against the SU press rather than attacking it. The team exerted so much effort just to break the defense that it was unable to generate any rhythm offensively.The Wagner coaching staff looked perplexed and had no solution for the SU defense. By the game’s final minutes, Cermignano’s smile after Thompson’s floater cut the lead to 12 had turned into a sour, disappointed look.Said Hillsman: “They had six field goals in the first half and five in the second half, so that’s a masterful job on defense.” Commentslast_img read more

“Late night with the Cats” has been a tradition for 9 years at Oxford High School

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — High school basketball and wrestling season is upon us. For the past couple of weeks the practices have been intense as area coaches determine who is going to start, who isn’t and who will be basketball’s next rising start. At Oxford High School the Wildcats have a unique tradition to Sumner County… “Late Night with the Cats.”Last Saturday, the Wildcat boys and girls basketball teams hosted their Ninth Annual Late Night with the Cats to kick off basketball season. It is in the tradition of the college basketball Midnight Madness events hosted by teams like KU, K-State and Wichita State. At OHS, the high school version of the tradition was started by Coach Kyle Green in 2005.OHS senior boys performing their Senior dance with the OHS cheerleaders.“I was an assistant at Council Grove High School, where the Braves performed Late Show in the Grove each year,” Green said. “I give Council Grove Head Boys coach Bruce Hula a ton of credit. He started Late Show up there and when I came here I brought it with me and tagged it Late Night with the Cats.”“We do it up as a big deal, we design and sell Late Night T-shirts and make this a big deal. The kids love it.”This year’s Late Night started off with the alumni game featuring several former Wildcats. The night included interviews from the Late Night desk with Coach Green.New Oxford head girls basketball coach Rick Totten and new girls assistant Kim Mitchell were the first to take their seat on the Late Night couch. Also interviewed were the parents of senior boys.Coach Green interviewing new OHS head girls coach Rick Totten and new OHS assistant girls coach Kim Mitchell on the Late Night set.The night included several skits performed by the members of the OHS boys and girls basketball teams and our cheerleaders. The always popular Mr. Wildcat Competition also took place, with Derek Williams dubbed the winner.The girls team played a rousing game of Wildcat Feud (Family feud style). The mother vs. senior son hotshot competition was won again by the senior boys, but a few of the mom’s were able to beat their boys this year! The OHS boys defeated the OHS girls in a 3 point shootout, but it was close! The night ended with both teams conducting intra squad scrimmages, giving the crowd their first look at this years Wildcat basketball teams.“I thought the night went well. It always does and it’s always a lot of fun for the kids,” Green said. “They put a lot of time into putting it on and really get into it. It’s one of those deals that’s fun and breaks up the brutal first week practice schedule.”He also said it also serves a purpose for us as coaches in that it allows the coaches to evaluate the kids in the scrimmage at the end.“It’s always good to get those kids playing in front of people before the first game, gets some of those nerves out!“Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the birth of Late Night and we will try to really go all out next year!”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more