Gophers men roll on at Minnesota Invite

first_imgGophers men roll on at Minnesota InviteMinnesota destroyed the 11-team field with a three-day meet total of 1,443.5 points. Dan MillerNovember 22, 2004Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota’s men’s swimming and diving team nearly doubled its nearest competition after the first day of the Minnesota Invitational.But coach Dennis Dale wasn’t satisfied, he said.“Our relays were subpar,” he said of the Gophers’ performance Friday. “We really made it our focus to do well in the relays.”The sixth-ranked Gophers, who ultimately blew away the 11-team competition with 1,443.5 points by the end of competition Sunday, responded by dominating relay action Saturday.Minnesota’s team of Terry Silkaitis, Sean McCaffrey, Adam Mitchell and Justin Mortimer set the nation’s best current time in the 800-yard free relay by more than four seconds. The team’s time of 8:33.03 is also an NCAA provisional cut time.The team of Dan Berve, Sean Kelly, Neil Osten and Silkaitis won easily in the 200 medley relay, swimming nearly two seconds faster than Wisconsin’s second-place team.But the Gophers’ individual performances were just as good.Mortimer broke his own meet record set in 2001 in the 1,650 freestyle by almost four seconds with a time 15:15.37, which was also an NCAA provisional qualifying time.“I’m just glad that I’m faster after three years,” Mortimer said. “For this time of the year, with the training that we’ve gone through, I’m happy with the time.”The Gophers’ solid performances throughout their lineup over the weekend put on display their well-rounded squad.“We demonstrated the depth we have as a team,” Dale said. “We know that we have seniors who will perform. But what has made the difference is the hard work of the rest of the guys who are really stepping up to the plate.” Minnesota will travel to the Georgia Invitational on Dec. 3 in Athens, Ga.Minnesota, with one loss this season to fourth-ranked Florida, holds its highest national ranking ever.“I think other people are starting to realize that we are a pretty good team,” Mortimer said.Women win with helpWithout Wisconsin – who led most of the weekend – competing in the finals Sunday, Minnesota’s women’s swimming and diving team ended up on top of its Minnesota Invitational this weekend at the University Aquatic Center with 913 points.After Saturday, the Gophers were in second place behind the Badgers, 745-567. Without Wisconsin in the finals, Minnesota closed the gap quickly.On Friday, the Gophers’ 200 free relay team of Katy Coombe, Jennifer Hasling, Sara Vine and Sarah Perrott finished behind the Badgers and took second place with a time of 1:34.43.“It was nice to race against Wisconsin and see where we stand,” Vine said. “We all swam really well, and I think it was a good indicator that we will be right where we want to be.”On Sunday, Perrott and Coombe finished one-two in the 100 free. Perrott was clocked at 51.60, and Coombe came in at 51.93.The Gophers next compete when they go to the Georgia Invitational on Dec. 3 in Athens, Ga.“We need to build on these performances as we gear up for the Big Ten Championships,” co-coach Terry Nieszner said.last_img read more

MODEC, Mitsui, MOL & Marubeni to Proceed with Deepwater FPSO Charter…

first_imgMODEC, Inc.: 32.5%Mitsui & Co., Ltd.: 32.5%Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.: 20.0%Marubeni Corporation: 15.0% Image used for representational purposes only (Image Courtesy: MODEC) The FPSO will be named FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33 and will be deployed at the Marlim field situated in the Campos Basin. The field is located approximately 150 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, in the southeast coast of Brazil. FPSO will be moored in approximately 670 meters water depth, in the year of 2022. [Shareholders of MV33] Based on these agreements, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in Marlim1 MV33 B.V. (“MV33”), a Dutch company established by MODEC, and the Companies will proceed with the Project jointly. MV33 has received a Letter of Intent for a long-term charter agreement for the deployment of the FPSO in October 2019 from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), the Brazilian state oil company. The FPSO will be chartered for 25 years under this charter agreement. [Outline of the FPSO] Sea News, January 31 The Project is the eighth occasion under which the Companies have collaborated to operate FPSOs in Brazil. Oil processing capacity: 80,000 barrels per dayGas processing capacity: 248 million cubic feet per dayOil storage capacity: 1,000,000 barrelsMooring type: Spread mooring(at a water depth of approximately 670 meters) MODEC, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation have agreed that Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in a long-term charter business currently promoted by MODEC for the purpose of providing a floating production, storage, and offloading system (FPSO) for use in the Marlim field off the coast of Brazil. The above four companies have entered into related agreements on 30th January 2020. Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Around 50 feared dead in DR Congo mine collapse

first_imgABOUT 50 people are feared dead after a gold mine collapsed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following torrential rain, local authorities said Saturday. The accident in the makeshift mine occurred Friday in the town of Kamituga, in South Kivu province. “Investigations must be carried out to find out the causes of this disaster,” said a representative of the civil society, Nicolas Kyalangalilwa. “The authorities must take responsibility instead of taxing” these miners.(AFP)center_img People gather at the scene of a gold mine collapse near the town of Kamituga, South Kivu province, in eastern Congo Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. JEFF MWENYEMALI, MAISHA RDC/AP Provincial governor Theo Ngwabidje Kasi deplored “the tragic deaths of 50 people, most of them young.”last_img

Report: Bristol City 1-3 Huddersfield Town

first_imgThe on-loan Norwich City striker gave the visitors a perfect start inside the opening two minutes and doubled his tally soon after, before scoring his second header of the afternoon 19 minutes after the interval.Lewin Nyatanga gave the home fans a farewell present in the shape of a late consolation, but City were well beaten on the day.Sean O’Driscoll made changes to both personnel and formation, as Marvin Elliott returned from injury at the expense of Brendan Moloney, previously an ever-present since his arrival from Nottingham Forest in January.Moloney’s absence meant Richard Foster continued on the right flank, albeit in his more familiar full-back role rather than as a wing-back in the 3-5-2 setup at Hull last time out.But City would suffer a nightmare start. Oliver Norwood was inches wide with a curling 25-yard free kick before Oscar Goburn’s innocuous-looking long ball caught out a static City defence, allowing Lee Novak to race clear and square the ball for Vaughan to finish with ease.And City were in danger again before long, as Novak brushed off Matthew Bates and burst into the box. Again he opted to square the ball for strike partner Vaughan, but this time his pass was just overcooked and the sliding frontman was unable to reach it at the far post.Huddersfield had exploded out of the blocks and their dream start was not over, as another Norwood set-piece from the left was glanced on by Vaughan into the bottom corner of Tom Heaton’s net.City could not get going. Novak, only recalled to the side in the absence of Jermaine Beckford, was causing real problems, and a wonderful pass with the outside of his right foot sent Vaughan clean through before Heaton stuck out a foot to divert his placed shot just wide.The former Everton man might easily have been celebrating a hat-trick with only 19 minutes on the clock, but the hosts finally showed signs of causing problems when Baldock’s cross was headed wide by Bates following a Steven Davies free kick.At the other end, Vaughan found himself as a temporary right-winger and fired a low ball across the penalty area for Novak to attack at the near post, only for his first-time effort to clear the crossbar.City had struggled to cope with the visitors’ hunger, fighting for their Championship lives in their first season back in the second tier, but Liam Kelly gave Town something to think about with a stinging 25-yarder that just eluded Alex Smithies’ right-hand post in front of the East End.O’Driscoll waited ten minutes into the second half before turning to his bench to introduce Huddersfield-born Jon Stead for the striker’s first appearance in seven weeks, leaving City with Albert Adomah, Baldock, Davies and Stead as attacking options on the field.But chances were proving tough to come by at both ends, until Vaughan completed his treble on 64 minutes. Again Novak was the provider, crossing from the right for the goalscorer to head down and back across Heaton into the bottom corner.City had struggled to create throughout against a resilient Huddersfield display, but Kelly chanced his arm from distance again and saw his shot hit a hand and loop goalwards, only to bounce back out off the crossbar.Referee Paul Tierney then pulled play back for handball, so his decision had the ball nestled in the net would have been an interesting one.In the meantime, City were coming forward with purpose as Stead helped a clever pass around the corner for Adomah. When the winger pulled the ball back from the byeline for Baldock, his cute backheel appeared to strike the foot of the near post on its way behind for a goal kick.But Vaughan remained a menace, and latched on to another piercing through ball only to drill a low shot against the legs of Heaton.Vaughan might easily have had five, but it was number six who brought Ashton Gate to its feet ten minutes from time, as Louis Carey replaced Bates for what could be his final home appearance, 18 years on from his debut and four games short of John Atyeo’s club record.City reduced the arrears through Nyatanga’s second goal of the season, heading home Greg Cunningham’s cross in the 90th minute, but it was not enough to dent the jubilant mood among the travelling fans.last_img read more