Construction of the Port of Duqm in Oman (VIDEO)

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. recently released a video about the Duqm project which involves the creation of an enormous port area that will house, among other things, a bulk terminal and a refinery.The company is executing this engineering, procurement & construct contract for the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm.Operations began in 2017 with an intensive design and preparation phase, and extensive soil surveys.The work included the construction of a large port basin and an entrance channel with a depth of 18 meters, and the construction of a kilometer-long quay wall and two 400-meter-long jetties.Boskalis started the second phase of the major land reclamation for the port area in the first half of 2019.last_img read more

‘She got life, he got 13 years’ – Three strikes law may have saved her life

first_imgEighteen years ago Joanne van Duyven-Booden was shot three times in her sleep by Filthy Few gang president James Wilson who then dumped her body down a bank. Wilson had racked up over 90 convictions before the murder and was on parole at the time. He said Joanne “got life, but he didn’t, he got 13 years.”READ MORE: Ms van Duyven-Booden’s brother-in-law Brett told TVNZ1’s Seven Sharp the only solace for the family now is “the fact that he’s still in jail”. “That’s a big help to them because they don’t want him out, obviously. Don’t know what he’s going to do when he gets out.” For Brett and his family the nightmare continues because Wilson could be back in the community on parole this year. ‘She got life, he got 13 years’ – Family of woman killed by gang leader on parole say three strikes law may have saved her lifeTVNZ One News 1 November 2017Family First Comment: Violent offenders who are Repeat offenders need to be imprisoned for the sake of families. Quite simple really. Do the rehabilitation programme there (if they do want it!)The Government announced today it will scrap the three strikes law which forces judges to impose the maximum sentence on anyone who commits a third violent or serious sexual crime.Justice Minister Andrew Little says there are better ways to prevent crime.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: [email protected] | @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

Unfinished business brings Will Gozum back to UP

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments “Even when I was in Mapua, they were still watching me. Regardless if I had a good game or not, they always motivate me. They really were the reason why I returned to UP.”Gozum’s arrival further boosts the Fighting Maroons’ aspirations of finally making it to the Final Four for the first time since 1997.READ: Perasol not putting too much pressure on prized recruit GozumBut the 6-foot-6 slotman who is part of Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet list is tempering everyone’s expectations but vowed to follow coach Bo Perasol’s orders and work as hard as he can.“We’ll just do our roles. I’ll adjust with the help of our coaches and I know that I should improve my game everyday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Marinero pounds Wangs-Letran for 1st back-to-back wins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Will Gozum, University of the Philippines will always be his home.And a week after making his college commitment, the NCAA Season 93 Juniors MVP has experienced nothing but love in his homecoming to Diliman.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “It warms the heart that they accepted me again,” he said in Filipino after spending the better part of the last two years with the Mapua Red Robins.Gozum reunites with former UPIS teammates Javi and Juan Gomez de Liaño as they all seek to complete an unfinished business they built from their days in UPIS.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: NCAA jrs MVP Will Gozum commits to UP“Since high school, we’ve always talked about being champions together in college. That was always part of our plan,” the 18-year-old said, baring how big of a factor the Gomez de Liaño brothers had in his decision to join the Fighting Maroons. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We all eye to make it to the Final Four before we get to what we all want: the championship.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more