Samsung Heavy begins construction of Johan Sverdrup riser platform

first_imgKey role on the field Norwegian oil company Statoil on Thursday marked the start of construction of the Johan Sverdrup riser platform at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea.Johan Sverdrup is an oil field located in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The riser platform is the largest of the four platforms constituting the Johan Sverdrup field centre. The platform will be 124 metres long, 28 metres wide, 42 metres tall, and have a total weight of 23,000 tonnes.Statoil awarded Samsung Heavy Industries the contract for decks for both the process and riser platforms exactly a year ago.Statoil said on Thursday that construction of the processing platform (P1) for Johan Sverdrup will start during July 2016.Project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre project manager for the riser platform and the processing platform Ståle Nordal and head of Samsung Heavy Industries’ offshore division Younsang Won led the formal celebration of the construction start in South Korea on Thursday, June 30.“As we are starting the riser platform construction we are taking another important step in delivering the Johan Sverdrup project on schedule,” says project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre.The Norwegian company said that the preparations for the riser platform construction started already in January 2015, when Aker Solutions was awarded the contract for engineering and procurement management for the processing platform and the riser platform for Johan Sverdrup.The platform construction work started in the beginning of June 2016.“As of today Samsung Heavy Industries will gradually be given more responsibility for ensuring that the riser platform is built without any HSE incidents and that the platform is delivered according to plan and cost. We have an ambitious project plan for Johan Sverdrup, and we depend on high-quality and precision work from Samsung and more than 100 equipment package suppliers when they are delivering the riser platform and the processing platform topsides,” says Kjetel Digre. The riser platform will play a key role on the field centre, as it will be the receiver of land-based power that will maintain operation on the Johan Sverdrup field for more than 50 years, said Statoil. From this platform the oil and gas from the huge Johan Sverdrup reservoir will be exported to land, to Kårstø (gas) and to Mongstad (oil).The riser platform also represents the future of the Johan Sverdrup field, Statoil noted.“Our Johan Sverdrup development is based on 40 years of experience from the Norwegian continental shelf. We know that by working hard every day we are able to improve the oil and gas recovery and extend the life of our fields.“During the 50 years of production from Johan Sverdrup, innovation and new technology will open up new possibilities. That is why we, for the first time in an offshore project, have more than 2500 square metres of free deck space, which will be used for equipment and technology that may improve recovery and extend the life of Johan Sverdrup,” says Digre.The free space will be used for realizing measures for improved recovery and phasing in future phases of the Johan Sverdrup development, and any other future discoveries on the Utsira High.Statoil is the operator of the field with 40.0267%, and its partners are Lundin Norway with 22.6%, Petoro with 17.36%, Det norske oljeselskap with 11.5733% and Maersk Oil with 8.44% interest.last_img read more

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Human rights lawyers claim ‘historic’ victory

first_img Join our LinkedIn Human Rights sub-group Human rights lawyers claimed a ‘historic’ victory this month in two landmark rulings in the European Court of Human Rights against the Ministry of Defence. The Strasbourg judges ruled earlier this month that when UK forces are exercising public powers overseas, such as assuming responsibility for security in parts of Iraq, then the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) – and by extension, the UK’s Human Rights Act – applies as it does in this country. Birmingham firm Public Interest Lawyers principal Phil Shiner said the court had ‘shattered’ the UK government’s legal arguments that the ECHR did not apply to troops serving outside Europe. Shiner, who is acting for the families of Iraqi civilians killed or wrongfully detained by British troops in Basra, said: ‘This monumental breakthrough in the struggle for accountability was a historic judgment for human rights in Europe and beyond. It has left the MoD with its collective heart shredded – if it has one.’ Immediate past Law Society president Linda Lee, welcoming the judgments, said: ‘It cannot be right to ignore the ECHR simply on the basis that the breach has occurred outside the UK. The principles which form the foundation of our commitment to human rights must be upheld wherever UK representatives, military or otherwise, operate.’ In the case of Al-Skeini and Others v the UK, the UK is now required to conduct an independent investigation into the killing of six civilians during security operations carried out by UK troops in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. In the case of Al-Jedda v the UK, the court found that the UK had violated Al-Jedda’s article five right to liberty and security by detaining him for more than three years without charge in a Basra prison run by UK troops. Al-Jedda can now start proceedings against the UK government.last_img read more

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Competitors club together in crane quartet delivery

first_imgThe new electric ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, which are the largest ever built by Konecranes, each weigh 1,505 tonnes and stand at 88 m high, with a lift height of 62 m and the capacity to handle ships with a width of 22 containers.The parties involved noted the impressive nature of the shipment due to the successful cooperation between Konecranes and ZPMC – both of which are competitors in the port container crane market. The Konecranes shipment is the first STS crane move that ZPMC has carried out for another crane supplier.In order to source suitable tonnage for the transportation, Konecranes used the services of Maersk Broker, which identified that ZPMC could have some spare capacity within its fleet.”It is testament to the pragmatism and forward looking stance of both parties that this deal could be reached,” said Torben Ørting Jørgensen, director of Maersk Broker’s global specialised tonnage division.  www.maerskbroker.com www.zpmc.comwww.konecranes.comwww.portofhouston.comlast_img read more

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Federal official IDs suspect in Ohio State attack

first_imgFederal official IDs suspect in Ohio State attack Author: AP Published: November 28, 2016 10:23 AM EST Updated: November 28, 2016 7:17 PM EST Abdul Razak Ali ArtanCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by an officer. Police said they are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.Eleven people were hurt, one critically.The attacker was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. He was born in Somalia and was a legal permanent U.S. resident, according to a U.S. official who wasn’t authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. The FBI joined the investigation.The details emerged after a morning of confusion and conflicting reports, created in part by a series of tweets from the university warning that there was an “active shooter” on campus and that students should “run, hide, fight.” The warning was prompted by what turned out to be police gunfire.Numerous police vehicles and ambulances converged on the 60,000-student campus, and authorities blocked off roads. Students barricaded themselves inside offices and classrooms, piling chairs and desks in front of doors, before getting the all-clear an hour and a half later.Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone said that the assailant deliberately drove his small gray Honda over a curb outside an engineering classroom building and then began knifing people. A campus officer who happened to be nearby because of a gas leak arrived on the scene and shot the driver in less than a minute, Stone said.Angshuman Kapil, a graduate student, was outside Watts Hall when the car barreled onto the sidewalk.“It just hit everybody who was in front,” he said. “After that everybody was shouting, ‘Run! Run! Run!’”Student Martin Schneider said he heard the car’s engine revving.“I thought it was an accident initially until I saw the guy come out with a knife,” Schneider said, adding that the man didn’t say anything when he got out.Most of the injured were hurt by the car, and at least two were stabbed, officials said. One had a fractured skull.Asked at a news conference whether authorities were considering the possibility it was a terrorist act, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said: “I think we have to consider that it is.”Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said that while the bloodshed is still under investigation, it “bears all of the hallmarks of a terror attack carried out by someone who may have been self-radicalized.”“Here in the United States, our most immediate threat still comes from lone attackers that are not only capable of unleashing great harm, but are also extremely difficult, and in some cases, virtually impossible to identify or interdict,” he said.Ohio State’s student newspaper, The Lantern, ran an interview in August with a student named Abdul Razak Artan, who identified himself as a Muslim and a third-year logistics management student who had just transferred from Columbus State in the fall.He said he was looking for a place to pray openly and worried about how he would be received.“I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim, it’s not what media portrays me to be,” he told the newspaper. “If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen. But I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads.”In recent months, federal law enforcement officials have raised concerns about online extremist propaganda that encourages knife and car attacks, which are easier to pull off than bombings.The Islamic State group has urged sympathizers online to carry out “lone wolf” attacks in their home countries with whatever weapons are available to them.In September, a 20-year-old Somali-American stabbed 10 people at a St. Cloud, Minnesota, shopping mall before being shot to death by an off-duty officer. Authorities said he asked some of his victims if they were Muslim. In the past few years, London and other cities around the globe have also seen knife attacks blamed on extremists.Surveillance photos showed Artan in the car by himself just before the attack, but investigators are looking into whether anyone else was involved, the campus police chief said.The bloodshed came as students were returning to classes following the Thanksgiving break and Ohio State’s football victory over rival Michigan that brought more than 100,000 fans to campus on Saturday.“There were several moments of chaos,” said Rachel LeMaster, who works in the engineering college. “We barricaded ourselves like we’re supposed to since it was right outside our door and just hunkered down.”LeMaster said she and others were eventually led outside the building, and she saw a body on the ground.Classes were canceled for the rest of the day.The officer who gunned the attacker down was identified as 28-year-old Alan Horujko, a member of the force for just under two years.The initial tweet from Ohio State emergency officials went out around 10 a.m. and said: “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” University President Michael Drake said the warning was issued after shots were heard on campus.“Run, hide, fight” is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run away if possible; get out of view; or try to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

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Multiple violations found days before fatal blaze killed 3

first_imgMultiple violations found days before fatal blaze killed 3 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents.During a Friday inspection, officials found the building lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working fire sprinkler system, among other violations, documents released by the city of Oakland show. Inspectors ordered the owner to immediately service the fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems.In Monday’s pre-dawn darkness, resident Michael Jones said he was awakened by screams of “fire,” bolted out of bed and instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and ushered them to safety – walkers and all.Jones, 43, then found Princess, the “house” pit bull, cowering in the backyard, and the two ran out the front door as glass shattered from the heat.A few hours later, he and the dog stood across the street, staring at the smoldering wooden structure that housed some 80 recovering drug addicts and former homeless people, many of whom complained that they had not heard alarms, felt sprinklers or found fire extinguishers as they fled the substandard living conditions.The owner, Keith Kim, did not return telephone calls from The Associated Press.The blaze gutted the building and killed three people and injured four others. One resident remained missing Monday.The Alameda County coroner identified one of the victims as 64-year-old Edwarn Anderson, of Oakland.Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Erik Logan said some people were hanging from windows and others were in fire escapes when firefighters arrived.The fire broke out in the rundown neighborhood nearly three months after a warehouse called the Ghost Ship caught fire and killed 36 people attending an unlicensed concert about five miles (eight kilometers) away.The fires have raised questions about the use of some buildings in the city for residences amid a shortage of affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.“At least the rats are gone,” said Angela Taylor, 62, clutching her purse, the only possession she managed to get out of a room she paid $550 a month to live in. “It’s the wrong purse, but it’s better than nothing. A lady needs her purse.”In 2010, Oakland allowed the owner of the 40-unit building to convert the structure into transitional housing for recovering drug addicts, people struggling with homelessness and others, records show.Since then, it has been the subject of several building department citations and investigations. City records show building officials verified complaints filed by the nonprofit organization that rents most of the building about deferred maintenance.Kim was sent a notice of violation on March 2 over complaints of large amounts of trash and debris, building materials and furniture behind the property.The building department also has an open investigation into complaints of “no working heat throughout the building, electrical issues and a large pest infestation,” city records show.City fire officials have been criticized for failing to inspect the Ghost Ship warehouse and the mayor conceded that city agencies need to improve communications after records showed police responding to a number of complaints there in the months before the Dec. 2 blaze.The cause of the Ghost Ship fire is still under investigation and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed announced she would retire May 2.Days after the warehouse fire, the owner of the building that burned Monday sent an eviction notice to Urojas Community Center, which had leased the first two floors of the three-story building, said James Cook, an attorney for the center.The center assists about 60 people with transitional housing and services, Cook said. He had complained to the city about clogged toilets and disgusting bathrooms, exposed wires and water an inch deep on the ground floor, he said.“It’s like Ghost Ship, but worse,” Cook said.Residents said the hallways were cluttered with trash and debris.“There were no sprinklers or fire extinguishers,” said Curtis Robinson, 52, who had to leave his wheelchair behind in his first floor room in the scramble to escape. Related Articles:Screams alert residents to fire that killed 3 in Oakland Author: AP SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: March 28, 2017 6:13 AM EDT last_img read more

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Liverpool Crown Court to pilot ‘Covid-19 operating hours’

first_imgPlease see the Gazette’s dedicated coronavirus page here >> ‘Covid-19 operating hours’ are to be piloted in Liverpool as part of HM Courts & Tribunals Service’s coronavirus recovery plan, the Criminal Bar Association has revealed.Starting on 17 August for at least a month, one of the courtrooms at Liverpool Crown Court will hear cases based on a different listing pattern. The court will have separate lists for the morning and afternoon. The morning list will operate from 9am to 1pm. Between 1pm and 2pm the courtroom is cleared and cleaned. The afternoon list will operate from 2pm to 6pm.The CBA posted details about the pilot on its website yesterday afternoon. According to an HMCTS document, the available sitting time will be eight hours. Trials continuing from the morning session go into the morning session on the following day. It states that custody trials involving a female or young defendant will not be listed in either session. Trials involving vulnerable witnesses or a large number of witnesses are unlikely to be suitable.Another courtroom will operate standard hours. The HMCTS document states that this would ensure trials that could not be heard in the am/pm session can still proceed. It would also ‘mitigate against the diversity challenges of practitioners with caring or other responsibilities being unable to attend the earlier or later afternoon session’.Issuing guidance on the pilot, HHJ Andrew Menary QC, Liverpool Crown Court’s resident judge, says the shortest and most straightforward cases will be suitable for the shift courts. The trial should ideally involve a single defendant and have an estimated hearing length of no more than two-three days. Custody and bail cases can be listed in the morning court. Only bail cases will be listed in the afternoon court.HHJ Menary stresses that the court will take account of representations made by parties, which can be made in confidence if necessary, when deciding whether a trial should be heard in the morning or afternoon court, or be moved to a traditional court.‘We hope that the flexible approach that will be taken to listing cases in the am-pm courts alongside trial courts operating conventional hours, and the facility for court users to make representations about any listing in these courts will avoid or mitigate some of the known risks associated with operating these extended hours,’ he adds.The CBA says the Liverpool model should not be confused with the staggered working hours being used in some court centres, such as Sheffield Crown Court. It adds that the ‘entire basis for the Covid Hours Court pilot is co-operation. Undue pressure will not be brought to bear on the bar to attend’.The HMCTS document states that ‘a small number of other courts’ will also test the new approach. Find advice and updates here.center_img *The Law Society is keeping the coronavirus situation under review and monitoring the advice it receives from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Public Health England.last_img read more

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CBTC goes live on København S-Bane

first_imgDENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has commissioned the first section of CBTC signalling on the København S-Bane network. The northern section of Line A between Jægersborg and Hillerød was switched over with effect from February 29.The legacy signalling on the 1·5 kV DC electrified network uses a mix of technologies installed between the 1930s and 1960s. Although busier than other routes, the Hillerød line was selected for the initial conversion as its Simplified HKT equipment was easier to replace than that used elsewhere.Siemens was awarded a €252m contract in July 2011 for resignalling of the entire 170 route-km S-bane network, as the first of four major contracts in Banedanmark’s Signalling Programme. The company is supplying its Trainguard MT CBTC, Sicas electronic interlockings and point machines, together with a new operations control centre. The work is being undertaken in six phases, and is due to be completed in 2018.DSB’s fleet of 135 trainsets is being equipped for Semi-Automated Train Operation, with no lineside signals. Moving block will allow headways in the central area to be shortened from 120 to 90 sec, and the contract includes an option for eventual conversion to Unattended Train Operation.Commissioning of the Hillerød – Jægersborg section was described as ‘a milestone for the Signalling Programme’ by Banedanmark Project Manager Torben Arnbjerg-Nielsen. While warning that there may be some delays until the new equipment has bedded in, he said Banedanmark and DSB had conducted extensive testing ahead of the switchover. The infrastructure manager expects the new signalling to halve the number of signal failures, which have been the leading cause delays on the S-bane network.Services on the Hillerød route had been suspended over the preceding weekend for final commissioning of the CBTC. Service patterns were temporarily rearranged to simplify operations during the transition period, with Line A trains only operating between Hillerød and Køge until the end of March.last_img read more

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Why checking out your Bike’s Valve Clearance is Important

first_imgGetting your bike’s valve clearance checked out is important to make sure that the engine is running smoothly and at its optimum range.If your bike is suffering from symptoms like difficulties to start especially in the morning or lost of power even though you’ve sent it for regular servicing, it’s time to get the valve clearances checked out.Not maintaining proper valve clearance can result in not only lost of power of start up difficulties but also potential catastrophic engine failure or engine blows. Having trouble getting your previous motorcycle started especially in the morning when it’s nice and cold? Feeling like your motorcycle is not running as powerful as it used to when brand new even though you regularly get it serviced? If you say yes, then we reckoned that it’s about time you get the engine’s valve clearance adjusted.In the engine, there are a number of valves that control the intake flow of the much important air and fuel mixture into the engine and also to divert exhaust gases out. Simply put, it’s how the engine breathes and they’re one of the most hardworking parts of the internal combustion engine. With the constant revs of the engine, the valve clearances are reduced overtime in accordance to the wear of the valves and seats. As the bike gets older, the valve clearances have to inspected and maintained on a regular basis.Why do you need to get the valve clearances inspected / adjusted?As most of already know, motorcycle engines tend to run at a higher temperature due to its higher revs in a compact sizing. When things get hot, they expand and without proper clearances to accommodate for the expansion, things will get bad fast. That’s why engines have clearances between the cams and valves to help out with the longevity of the engine.Getting the right amount of clearance is the key to a smooth performing engine. If the gap is too big, you’ll end up with a lot of valve-train noise. If the gap is too small or if there’s no gap at all, the valves won’t seat fully in their optimum positions. This is the usual case that occurs to most motorcycles after going through some miles (anywhere between 4,000km to 26,000km).Getting the clearance adjusted is crucial not only for great performance but also to avoid any unwanted catastrophic failures or engine blows. If you continue to run the bike with little to no gap on the valve clearance, super hot exhaust gases can escape properly which in turn will burn the valves and cause a major dent to your wallet (not to mention all the heartache).How do inspect / adjust the valve clearances?On most modern four-stroke engines today, the task has been simplified altogether. It’s not as difficult as most you (or mechanics) may think but it does require some specific steps. First and foremost, check with your bike’s manufacturer on the service intervals required for the valve clearance to be checked or serviced. This is also a good idea to this as some bikes require different procedures but the idea is all the same.Most bikes will require you to remove several parts like the bodywork, fuel tank, air box, radiators and many more just to get to the cylinder head cover which houses the valves. If you’re running a scooter or moped, the process is much simpler. With that in mind, here are the steps on how to do so:NOTE: When planning to get the valve clearance checked or adjusted, make sure that the engine is sufficiently cooled (preferably left overnight). You definitely don’t want to remove parts or adjust anything when they’re hot or expanded. Also, give your bike (and engine) a thorough wash as any debris that ends up in the cylinder head will be disastrous.STEP 1 – Make way to the valve coverRemove all the necessary parts including cables and wiring so that you’ll get free access to the valve cover. Blast everything with compressed air to make sure everything is nice and clean which also includes the spark plug hole.STEP 2 – Remove valve coverImage source: www.transmoto.com.auRemove all the necessary bolts holding the valve cover in place. Once that has been done, slowly pull it out making sure not to hit the cam timing gears. It’s a bit difficult as most bikes have a tight fit but it can be done with a bit of patience and elbow grease. Don’t forget to remove the head gasket as well.STEP 3 – Set the pistons to Top Dead Centre (TDC)Image source: WikiHowTop dead centre (TDC) is basically the point in the combustion cycle where none of the cams are applying any sort of pressure on the valves. To do this, just rotate the engine by moving the crank. You will need to remove the inspection plugs in order to do so.NOTE: Top dead centre is the point during the engine’s cycle where the piston is at the highest part of its stroke. Different bikes have different ways of finding TDC, but typically the procedure is to use a socket to spin the crank anti-clockwise (the engine’s correct direction) until a marker in the flywheel lines up with the mark in the inspection hole.STEP 4 – Check the clearancesImage source: www.transmoto.com.auThe valve clearance generally points to the gap between the cam (or rocker) and the valve bucket. In order for you to this successfully, you’ll need some feeler gauges. Determine the clearance using trial and error by seeing which gauges can slip under the cam freely. Record the valve clearance for all valves on a piece of paper. If the clearances are within tolerance, then you’re good to go. If not, proceed to the next few steps.NOTE: Valve clearances are usually measured in hundredths of a millimetre. On a piece of paper, draw circles representing each valve, and the valve clearance above it. Get the right measurements from the bike’s manufacturer and you can make the proper adjustments. Repeat this process for every shim that is out of tolerance.STEP 5 – Loosen the timing chainImage source: www.transmoto.com.auIf your valve clearances are outside of the preferred tolerances set by your bike’s manufacturer, you’ll need to change the shims on the valves. To remove the cams to access the buckets and shims, you’ll need to loosen the timing chain. Most bikes run automatic cam-chain tensioners. Simply remove the covering bolt, and then use a screwdriver to unscrew the tensioner until you feel a click and the chain becomes loose.STEP 6 – Remove the cam/sImage source: www.transmoto.com.auThis step requires some careful manoeuvres but with the right knowledge, anything can be done. To remove the camshafts, which is necessary to access the valves that are out of spec, the first step is to remove the journal holder. Undo the bolts in the order recommended by your manufacturer to prevent the holder from warping. Two dowel pins keep the cam and journal holder aligned, so make sure you take care to grab them (or they can easily fall down into the engine). Then lift the cam/s out of the seats to access the buckets and shims.STEP 7 – get a hold of your timing chainIf there’s only a need to adjust the valves under just one camshaft, simply hold the timing chain in place with a cable tie without having to remove the cams. if it requires you to remove the cams, use a screwdriver to make sure that it won’t fall down into the engine’s casing.Image source: www.transmoto.com.auSTEP 8 – Remove bucketsImage source: www.transmoto.com.auWith great care, remove the buckets from the top of the valves using a pair of long-nosed pliers. Proceed with caution as to avoid any damages to the buckets. Having a magnet in your hand will make it easier to hold on to to avoid any drops. Place them together with the shims and note down on which valve they came from.STEP 9 – Measure valve clearance shimsImage source: www.transmoto.com.auThis step requires a set of vernier calipers as you need to measure the shims in order to adjust the valves accordingly. Make sure you have the recommended measurements according to your bike’s manufacturer.STEP 10 – Get all parts reassembled againOnce you’ve got the correct shims in place, it’s time to reinstall the shims, buckets, cam, journal holder, timing chain and valve cover. Make sure you keep the timing chain taught and install it on the correct cam teeth, following your manufacturer’s instructions, so you don’t get the bike’s timing wrong. Also use the recommended specs for tightening the journal holder.There you have it, folks. It’s quite a lengthy process to adjust something so small in the engine but at the end of the day, each and every engine part needs to play their roles right in order to perform at their optimum levels. Such a small adjustment to the valve clearance can make a difference between night and day. Get your valve clearances checked regularly and continue riding with peace of mind.–Ads–last_img read more

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UWF Ends Opening Weekend with Two Wins Over Ranked Squads

first_imgJunior Jordyn Poppen shared how UWF volleyball competes. “I have a team that has a lot of offensive weapons. We have awesome setter who can put the ball up and I think that being on a team that is filled with so many offensive weapons is super fun.” Poppen shares more about the competition and the matches this weekend. “Coach doesn’t bring anyone here to play against us who is easy to play. If we went undefeated we wouldn’t of had anything to work on and get better and we didn’t want to peak this early, so I think that even though we took two tough losses, there are things to work on and things we can get better at so, we can peak as a team when it’s important.” MATCH ONE vs. WJU:The No.15 UWF volleyball team came out and played terrific volleyball against No. 24 Wheeling Jesuit where the two teams came into the day undefeated from day one and was ready to continue that streak. Set one was just the start of a long match to come where neither team ever had more than a three point lead on the other. WJU won set one 25-23.The Argos answered back to the loss by winning the next two sets 26-24 and 25-23. The Cardinals turned around in set four and wonn 28-26. With already both teams  determined and having played long rallies and sets, they went into set five where Wheeling Jesuit won 15-11 which was the only four point lead in the match. Listen Live Preview Full Schedule Roster vs. #3 Lewis 8/31/2018 – 11:00 a.m. MT UWF-Wheeling Jesuit Box ScoreUWF-Western Washington Box ScorePENSACOLA, Fla.- Day two of the West Florida Invitational for the No.15 UWF volleyball team did not have the same results from day one. UWF competed against nationally ranked No. 24 Wheeling Jesuit and No.5 Western Washington University and after battling five sets with each team they just barely fell short each time first 3-2 to WJU and then WWU. The Argos finished the tournament going 2-2 overall.center_img MATCH TWO vs. WWU:Last match for No.15 West Florida in the West Florida Invitational and they went head to head with No.5 Western Washington University in another 5 set match. Set one was a rough one from the start for UWF where at one point they were down 19-9. Final score for set one was 25-15 where the Argos tried to fight back, but fell short. Set two is where UWF rallied together to come out with the win 25-21 taking a late lead but then holding it. Set three was a flip of the score in WWU’s favor this time 25-21 making it a 2-1 overall score in favor of WWU. Set four was an extended set score where UWF pulled off the comeback 26-24. The deciding fifth set was in UWF’s control nearly the whole game where they led until the last few points where No.5 Western Washington was able to come out with the W 15-13. Live Stats Next Game: Senior Nadine Williams had a great match with 20 kills on 53 attempts with only three errors along with 18 digs and 3 total blocks. Williams not only played all around but was able to keep the energy going for the Argos with momentum changing kills along with Mackenzie Chrisman blocks. Chrisman this match built a wall at the net and had 10 total blocks one solo and nine assisted. Brogan Wallin also had a statistically good match with 52 assists, 3 kills on 11 attempts with no errors and 16 digs. Running a 5-1 rotation, playing both front and back row for so many points and sets, Wallin held her composure and kept her team competing. Redshirt Sophomore Caleigh Morrison was alive at the net the whole time having eight kills on 23 attempts with one error.Alongside Morrison in offensive stats was Junior Poppen with 18 kills on 42 attempts and five errors. On the defensive end, Sophomore Logan Kael was doing all she could ot not let the ball drop with 23 digs followed by both Williams and Taylor Vaneekeren with 15 digs each. The Argos finish the West Florida Invitational 2-2 with some big wins against No. 2 Southwest Minnesota State and No. 7 Regis on day one. UWF will be traveling for their next tournament in Denver, Colorado on Aug. 31st to compete in the Colorado Premiere Challenge over Labor Day weekend.   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Tesoro Turnaround, Maintenance Underway

first_imgHunt: “You’re going to see increased traffic around the refinery, especially around shift changes 5-6 in the morning and the evening. You’ll see increased traffic in the hotels, B&Bs, inns, and you’ll see increased traffic through the restaurants and stores for probably a period of 6-10 weeks.” The company will also spend $17 million on supplies in Kenai and Anchorage. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Traffic has increased along Nikiski’s North Road this month with eight hundred people employed for the Tesoro turnaround. Hunt says there will be a significant injection of cash into the economy…center_img Hunt: “For our traveling contractors, we estimate probably in excess of $2 million in the local restaurants, hotels, stores.” Every four years the north Kenai refinery is closed temporarily for equipment maintenance and repairs. Vice President Cameron Hunt said he couldn’t confirm the exact dates of the operation, but it would be taking place in April and May.last_img read more

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