FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUESt. Louis 8, Kansas City 3AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 5, Baltimore 0N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 3Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1Minnesota 4, Detroit 3Boston 6, Baltimore 4Seattle 3, Houston 2Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 1Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 0NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 9, Chicago Cubs 4Cincinnati 6, Arizona 3Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 3, 11 InningsMilwaukee 4, Atlanta 2Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 2Philadelphia 5, San Diego 1Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 0WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 92, Dallas 82Las Vegas 92, Indiana 74NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASONMinnesota 42, Denver 28Arizona 24, L.A. Chargers 17MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERPhiladelphia 3, New England 2Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by August 12, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/11/18 Beau Lund
The competitively tendered contract includes integrity and inspection services for around 85 offshore platforms spread across five producing fields Oceaneering wins significant asset integrity scope in the Middle East. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay) Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) has been awarded a considerable asset integrity contract from a major operator based in Dubai, UAE. The award includes the provision of general and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) and fabric maintenance inspection services across the operator’s onshore and offshore facilities in the Middle East.The competitively tendered contract includes integrity and inspection services for around 85 offshore platforms spread across five producing fields, as well as call-off onshore inspection management and NDT work for one of the operator’s gas plants, gas control station, LNG jetty, and an onshore supply base. The three-year contract (with two, one-year options) encompasses onshore and offshore NDT, inspection, and onshore and offshore fabric maintenance.Oceaneering has provided the client with efficient inspection and integrity support for the past five years. The original scope included the up-man and mobilization of 40 personnel, with the team currently sitting at around 100.Oceaneering has made significant improvements to inspection enactment throughout the contract, including the introduction of more efficient and effective NDT methodologies. Additionally, the company has ensured all technicians are rope access trained at Oceaneering’s accredited facility, which has helped to reduce scheduling and costs for the operator.Gregory Boyle, Asset Integrity Regional Manager, Middle East, at Oceaneering, said: “We’re proud to continue our strong relationship with this operator and we will continue to focus on providing safe, cost-efficient integrity, fabric maintenance, and inspection solutions that optimize our customer’s operations.“Our track record for delivery and our resolute commitment to safety over the last five years has significantly contributed to us being awarded the new scope. We look forward to enhancing our existing service provision to add further value and to working with them to adopt the latest technologies and introduce digitized inspection capabilities.” Source: Company Press Release
Howard Hunter, managing director of Coulton’s Bread, spoke exclusively to British Baker about the company’s performance in 2011, as well as plans in the next 12 months to open a new depot in Glasgow and introduce a range of potato cakes.YouTube link: http://youtu.be/Yo7SR9m5Ly4
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Discounter Aldi has made home baking a focus with ramped up products.Its core home baking range has doubled in the last year and its seasonal range has increased by 150%.Aldi plans to add new lines this year including cupcake cases and chocolate chips and will focus on cake decorating in its mission to make this a ‘destination category’.There is also a dedicated home baking section on Aldi’s website offering hints and tips for home bakers as well as recipe suggestions.Similar moves are being made by rival discounters Lidl and Poundland, which are also ramping up home baking lines.IRI data shows the home baking market is down 7.2% by volume on a 1.1% drop in value [52 w/e 24 May 2014], not including the discounters. However, the drop in supermarkets’ performance is expected to be short-lived.
On Tuesday, Chris Robinson Brotherhood continued its run of winter performances earlier this week with a show at Washington’s in Fort Collins, Colorado. The rock band fronted by Chris Robinson provided a soulful mix of 17 rock songs over two sets and an encore, as the band continued to charge into the new month of shows with their fans in Fort Collins.The show began with Robinson and company performing “Roan County Banjo” from their 2017 Betty’s Self-Rising Southern Blends, Vol. 3 LP, followed by live renditions of “Badlands Here We Come”, and a cover of The Black Crowes‘ “Tornado”. The continued the first half of the show with “Tulsa Yesterday” off of 2012’s Big Moon Ritual, followed by The “Chauffeur’s Daughter”, “Star or Stone” (also from Big Moon Ritual), and Bob Dylan‘s “She Belongs to Me”. The first half of the show would come to an end with the band sending fans into the set break with a performance of “Let It Fall”.Related: Chris Robinson Brotherhood Releases Psychedelic “New Cannonball Rag” Music VideoThe band returned for set two by getting the second round going with “Coming ‘Round the Mountain”, “Oak Apple Day”, and “Venus in Chrome”. They kept the music flowing with a rendition of “Rare Birds”, followed by the loose, feel-good tune, “Good to Know”. The second set came to a close with “Narcissus Soaking Wet” and the 2017 ballad, “If You Had a Heart to Break”. The band returned for a one-song encore by covering Freddy Fender‘s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”.Fans who didn’t make it to Tuesday’s show can check out photos taken by Conrad Meyer below.Robinson and his band have enjoyed a few days off from performing since Tuesday, and will pick the tour up again tonight with a scheduled gig at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. Head over to Robinson’s website for ticketing info to all remaining dates on his winter tour.Setlist: Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Washington’s | Fort Collins, CO | 2/5/2019Set One: Roan County Banjo, Badlands Here We Come, Tornado (The Black Crowes cover), Tulsa Yesterday, The Chauffeur’s Daughter, Star or Stone, She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover), Let It FallSet Two: Coming ‘Round the Mountain, Oak Apple Day, Venus in Chrome, Rare Birds, Good to Know, Narcissus Soaking Wet, If You Had a Heart to BreakEncore: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights (Freddy Fender cover)Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Washington’s | Fort Collins, CO | 2/5/2019 | Photos: Conrad Meyer Load remaining images
For many CIOs and IT leaders, waking up each day must feel like being in A Tale of Two Cities that begins, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.”Never before have there been so many ways to leverage the power of technology to solve business challenges, but these are balanced against the demands that everything happen faster than before. For the modern CIO, the new mandate is to build and leverage platforms that enable quickly turning great business ideas into great business execution.For many companies, the journey to enable and empower these platforms has been ongoing for several years. What may have started as a plan to build a private cloud to reduce costs for traditional applications has now evolved to include the need to enable new web and mobile applications to satisfy internal and external needs. These expansive needs are not only transforming IT from an enabler to a provider (ITaaS), but also setting the foundation to change the competitive business landscape for many companies.For example, automobile companies must focus as much on in-car technology experiences as they do fuel efficiency. Insurance companies must be both mobile application developers (online claims) and big data scientists (real-time analytics). There are examples like this across every major industry, and technology is the catalyst for redefining differentiation and success. Being able to keep up with these new demands, while still maintaining existing environments is pushing many IT organizations to seek a hybrid model, one that creates the best balance of speed, agility, risk management and cost competitiveness.The new hybrid model is often called Hybrid Cloud. It brings together the best of private cloud (security, performance, reliability) with the best of external service provider resources (OPEX, on-demand resources). But it’s not just about creating visibility and leverage across internal and external resources. For the new hybrid model to succeed, it must also provide the framework to empower IT and business across multiple types of applications. It cannot create new silos.At EMC, we are redefining the new hybrid model. Our Cloud solutions not only establish a new level of automation and control for well-run private cloud environments, but they have been designed to seamlessly integrate with the new applications that are transforming the business. This hybrid model also provides the flexibility to run those applications across many clouds all without IT losing any visibility.Welcome to the new IT wake up call, “It was the best of times. It was the best of times.”
THE DIRT is a weekly look at some of the most pressing outdoor news issues from around the Blue Ridge and Beyond.This week: Blue Ridge Parkway to be minted on U.S. quarter, popular Brevard, North Carolina bike shop looks to expand location near the entrance of Pisgah National Forest, Virginia streams gain federal protection, and more.Blue Ridge Parkway Is MoneyThe iconic Blue Ridge Ridge Parkway will appear on a newly minted U.S. quarter. The design will feature one of the many tunnels found along the parkway and “depicts the grace and curvature of the road hugging the side of a mountain, with the North Carolina state flower in the foreground,” according to the U.S. Mint website. In celebration of the BRP quarter, the Mint plans to host a commemoration ceremony at Pack Square in downtown Asheville, North Carolina at 10 a.m. on June 25.Pisgah Forest Entrance ExpandsThe Hub, a popular bike shop near the entrance of Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, North Carolina has announced plans for a substantial expansion and relocation. The new location will be situated on a 9-acre lot across the street from the original hub.“We’re super excited to have property of our own so we can grow,” owner Sam Salman told Park Baker of the Transylvania Times. “We have almost been losing business because people pull in and the parking lot is full, so they go elsewhere.” Learn more here.New Clean Water Rule Strengthens River ProtectionsA new EPA rule ensures that drinking water for 117 million Americans is safeguarded. One in three Americans gets drinking water from previously unprotected waterways. The new EPA rule clarifies and bolsters protection for these and other rivers, streams, and bodies of water across the country.The rule is especially important for the water-rich Appalachians. More than 28,000 miles of Virginia streams will be afforded federal protection, some of which feed the James and Potomac Rivers. According to Environment Virginia, the newly protected streams account for 57 percent of the states waterways.“From the Potomac and James Rivers to the Chesapeake Bay, the waters we swim and fish in can only be clean if the streams that flow into them are protected,” said Sarah Bucci, campaign director with Environment Virginia. “That’s why this action is the biggest victory for clean water in a decade.” Learn more here.Beyond the Blue Ridge: 22-year-old climber dies on nose of El CapitanAccording to Outside Online, a 22-year-old climber has died from injuries related to a 200-foot fall from the nose of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan rock face. The climber, whose name has not been released, was only five pitches from the summit when the fall occurred. Search and rescue teams recovered his body on Wednesday.
I’ve always used this classic phrase to describe my participation in sports. I’ve dabbled in so many different activities, gleaning skills from one and transferring them to the next. Fly fishing has always been on my mind, but never something I thought I could try. The buy-in seemed too great — waders, fancy side packs, a knowledge of fly hatching schedules, patience. Fly fishing also had this mysterious allure, complete with slow-motion casting and pulling a fresh catch, water cascading from its speckled belly, above the water and examining the prize. But that was for someone far more skilled and with far more knowledge than me. Maybe. “Jane of all trades, master of none.” Ben and I had gone fly fishing ONE time before with a guide and used their equipment. After that single introduction, we fell in love and knew we needed to dive in. We started with the Hane and Iwana, two rods that are great for beginners and Colorado streams. We also used the Tenkara USA kit which provided everything we needed for our first trip out. We grabbed two friends with prior fly fishing knowledge (but not Tenkara knowledge) and made our way to the river. Our friends had a net (which isn’t necessary if you handle the fish carefully), we wore river sandals, shorts to wade into the cold water, and stuffed supplies into our pockets. We had big plans to watch a ton of the informational videos Tenkara USA has on their website to help us set up the rods (we watched them after the fact, they are super helpful, but not a necessity). After years of working outdoors, you would think we are used to losing service and needing offline plans. We are not. With just the instruction booklet tucked into the Tenkara USA kit, we dove into our newest hobby. We learned the knots on-site, figured out how to set up the rods next to the rapids, and …wait for it… we BOTH CAUGHT FISH. Take that ‘slow-motion casting in pristine remote locations with a copious amount of line pulled out.’ These two guppies were able to learn the knots, attach the tapered line and tippet, tie on the fly, and trick a fish into thinking its food. With the help of our friends, we were able to learn the correct procedure for keeping the fish safe and letting it go. A great success for a morning on the water. I’d run into Tenkara rods a few times in the past and was familiar with claims that they were simple, great for backpacking, and easy to use. After three years of living in a van and camping near streams more often than not, it was time to swallow my pride, push down my fears, and try out some fly fishing. Tenkara USA is the original tenkara brand in the US. Tenkara is a simple type of fishing that originated in Japan. It focuses on the art of catching the fish, instead of complicated equipment, using just a rod, tenkara line, and fly, to enjoy the sport. There is one way for this tour to be a reality– our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to all of our awesome sponsors that make this tour happen: Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Leki, Big Agnes, Stio, Roofnest, and Franklin County, VA. For more info on our sponsors, check out the post, “Live Outside and Play is Back!” This sport is far more accessible than I previously thought. We have so much more to learn about the sport, but it IS possible to dive in and be successful on your first go. The simplicity of the Tenkara USA rods and equipment made the process of starting a new sport so much easier. Don’t forget to grab a fishing license, always use caution around water, respect the environment, plants, and animals, and leave no trace. ***We want to be totally transparent. We sought out Tenkara USA to write this article. We were interested in the sport and had no idea where to begin. When we learned about the simplicity of the rods and how helpful Tenkara USA was with beginners, we contacted them. They supplied us with two rods and a starter kit.
Garnar’s final news conference According to the state government, the Southern Tier region has the second lowest infection rate after the North Country. Because of this, Garnar says daily news conferences are no longer needed. Coronavirus numbers (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced he will give his last coronavirus update on Friday. Phase four is final phase of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. The county executive has held daily news conferences since the outbreak began in March. Garnar says he expects the county to move onto phase four Friday. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the county government has got official word from the state that phase four will begin on Friday for the Southern Tier. 51 people died from the virus and 548 have recovered. Live conferences will be conducted if needed, Garnar says. He says the county will continue to gives updates on the virus on GoBroomeCounty.com and its Facebook page. There are 35 active cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. 3:57 P.M. UPDATE: Garnar says guidance will be sent to businesses sometime Tuesday evening. —– Broome County June 23 coronavirus update Phase four However, the county executive says he has not received any guidance from the state about how the region will proceed from phase three to four. In the fourth phase, recreational and education facilities are permitted to open. For a map detailing where cases are located, click here.