Baumann delivers Ineos column

first_imgEach column section weighed 160-tonnes and measured 10 m in diameter. Sabine Baumann-Duvenbeck, managing director at Viktor Baumann, said that the components were manufactured in Belgium by Ellimetal, and due to their wide diameter they were shipped to Germany by barge.The offloading operation was achieved using two floating cranes, owned by Hebo Maritime, in Mühlheim on the Ruhr River. Each column section was then moved to the project site on a combination of 8-axle self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT), and 2×6 axle DC coupled SPMT.Turntables were necessary to manoeuvre the loads on site, due to space limitations. Viktor Baumann then assembled and positioned the column on its foundations using a Terex SL 3800 super lift crane, alongside a Liebherr LTM 500 all-terrain crane. The column will form part of a petrochemical complex under construction by Ineos.  www.viktor-baumann.delast_img read more

Direct flight connection between Europe, Namibia resumes

first_imgRwanda’s national airline begins direct flights to Europe Direct flights between Kenya and Somalia resume Burundi grounds new direct flight between Nairobi and Bujumburacenter_img NAMIBIA – 2019/11/24: The Hosea Kutako International Airport is the main international airport of Namibia, serving the capital city Windhoek. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images) NAMIBIA – 2019/11/24: The Hosea Kutako International Airport is the main international airport of Namibia, serving the capital city Windhoek. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)The first direct flight connection between Europe and Namibia since the official reopening of borders on Sept. 1 resumed on Sunday when a Eurowings flight landed at Namibia’s flagship airport.The Eurowings flight signals the restart of the nonstop scheduled Frankfurt-Windhoek service and is an important step to enable European leisure and business travelers to travel in safety and comfort to Namibia.Namibia’s Minister of Tourism Pohamba Shifeta at the welcome event said after many months in the fight against the global pandemic, they are delighted to welcome international guests to Namibia again.“The re-launch of the Lufthansa Group’s direct flights from Europe is very important for our country and supports our international tourism revival initiative,” he said.Meanwhile, Eurowings will commence operating three direct weekly flights on the Windhoek-Frankfurt route, taking place every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday departing from Windhoek at 08:20 and arriving in Frankfurt on the same day at 18:50Relatedlast_img read more

Mayfield remains miffed by revoked targeting penalty, as Jackson seeks consistency

first_imgCLEVELAND – Browns head coach Hue Jackson finds zero satisfaction in hearing the NFL admit that the referees botched another call against his team. This latest officiating blunder came during in Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers and was maybe the most egregious of the season.Trailing 23-16 in the fourth quarter, Baker Mayfield and the Browns were on the move looking to tie things up. A penalty had Cleveland backed up in second-and-24, setting the stage for an awe-inspiring 35-yard scramble by Mayfield for a first down and then some. But the play ended in controversy after Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead dove head first into the rookie quarterback, striking Mayfield’s helmet with the crown of his own.It was an act and a hit that the NFL is apparently trying to eliminate from the game. So when referee Shawn Hochuli announced that the hit was legal because “Mayfield was a runner” and allowed to be hit in the head, it left everyone perplexed.“I do not want to get into too much that, but I will say this – I just think that we have to officiate it the right way,” Browns head coach Hue Jackson said of the situation Wednesday. “We have to see it for what it is and make the call. I think that the league and the officials want to get it right so to me anything that is questionable in that way, I just think that you take a real good look at it. Let’s not just move on from it. Even if you have to review it, let’s make sure that those things are correct as those calls are being made when it is something that is that vicious, that kind of hit, especially on a quarterback.”As Jackson eluded to, allowing coaches to challenge those hits and sending them to review might be the most obvious solution to avoiding a egregious missed call like we saw on Sunday. In a season where the NFL is really harping on hits identical to the one between Whitehead and Mayfield this past weekend, consistency is key. Sunday’s ruling that “Mayfield was a runner and free to be struck in the head isn’t even close to consistent with the way similar hits have been called this season.Another solution could be adopting the college rule for targeting, which allows for a player found guilty of targeting via review to be ejected from the game and suspended for the first half of the next game. Jackson spoke for his coaching peers in saying he believes that would be a bit extreme.“I think that we all stand united in that way that we do not want to see anybody lose a player because some young man is targeted and then all of a sudden, he is out for a while,” the Browns head man said.Mayfield, who saw that version targeting implemented during his time at Oklahoma, thinks enforcing that interpretation of the rule would make defenders adjust the way they to avoid suspension.“Absolutely,” he said. “It makes you hesitate sometimes, yeah.“Anytime you have guys that are flying around trying to impose their will on an offense and a hit like that could take them out of not only that second half but then the first half of the next game: that could affect a lot of guys. It is something you could think about.”The No. 1 overall pick let Whitehead know that he took exception to the hit afterwards, swiftly jumping to his feet and getting in the face of the reckless defensive back to let him know that he’ll have to hit him harder next time. Moments later though he was left speechless when Hochuli gave his absurd explanation for picking up the flag.Expectedly, he takes no solace in NFL saying they got it wrong after the fact and may fine Whitehead.“After the fact it does not really matter,” Mayfield said. “It is just one of those things that in the moment you have to be able to call that.”Treading lightly, Jackson feels the same way and reiterated that he just wants to see officials getting the call right from the start.“I can’t say much about what the league has said,” Jackson stated. “I just know this – I like the dialogue that we have had. I like the conversations that we have had. I like how we have been able to talk about certain things back and forth. I think that the most important thing for the league, for teams for coaches and for everybody, we just want to get it right. Games are won and lost on these things.”Follow: @Spencito_ Related Topics2018 Cleveland BrownsBaker MayfieldHue Jacksontampa bay buccaneers Spencer Germanlast_img read more

We must show attitude and desire – Johnson

first_imgWith three games to go, City know taking all nine points will give them the best chance of securing the play-offs.While they are now outsiders based on the league standings, City head coach Lee Johnson says his players can’t afford to not give their all and rue any further slip ups following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat away to Middlesbrough.”We want to get the maximum points after what was a disappointing result when we wanted to beat Middlesbrough,” Johnson told BCTV ahead of Saturday’s home fixture with the Tigers.”We worked hard but Middlesbrough are a good side and we have to respect that. They have big name players and big resources behind them but on the day we couldn’t quite finish our chances. We didn’t keep them out, we weren’t rigid enough, we struggled at the back when handling their threats so the challenge now is to get all nine points.”It’s not an easy challenge but we would kick ourselves if we don’t go into the games with the correct attitude or desire, when nine more points could prove to be enough to get into the play-offs.”EXCLUSIVE: LEE JOHNSON’S PRE-HULL CITY INTERVIEW IN FULLlast_img read more

Dede Ayew commends Pres. Mills

first_imgAndre Dede Ayew, skipper of the Black Satellites, has commended President John Evans Atta Mills for the goodwill message he sent the team just before the game against Rwanda.Professor Mills called the squad on Friday, 24 hours before the epic clash, to encourage the players to go for victory and seal their place in the second round of the tournament.According to the France-based attacking midfielder, the inspiring message from the President lifted the morale of the players who beat the host nation 2-0 on Saturday.The victory cemented Ghana’s place at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup to be held in Egypt in September.“Ghana is a football nation and it was encouraging that the President took time off his busy schedule to call us. It was inspiring,” Ayew said.Dede Ayew who has seen a tremendous improvement in form this season for his French side said they would do their best to return the compliments by winning the crown. The 19-year-old son of legendary Abedi Pele Ayew has been an inspiring captain to the team, scoring that vital equalizer against Cameroon in the first match of the tournament.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

Jay Ellis shares his thoughts on the third season of ‘Insecure’ without his character, Lawrence

first_imgAnne Marie Fox/HBO(NEW YORK) — On Sunday night’s return of the hit HBO series Insecure, one of the show’s central characters will be noticeably absent. Jay Ellis, who’s played Lawrence Walker and Issa Rae’s boyfriend on the series, will not be returning for season three.Ellis tells ABC Radio that after last season, there really wasn’t much to his character’s story.“At the end of season two we see Lawrence and Issa come full circle and have closure and say goodbye to each other,” he says. “And so from there, I don’t know what Lawrence’s story is. I wish I did. I wish I had something better for you.”While Ellis has accepted his departure on the show, his exit does come with some drawbacks. Last month, fans of the show launched a petition at WhereIsLawrence.com for Ellis to return to the series.  The link includes a sign-up form for a Care2 petition that at last check was just a few dozen signatures shy of its 11,000 signature goal.Ellis, however, seems unaffected by the attention. Instead, he offers his hopes for his character’s journey, regardless of where it is.“Wherever he goes in life or whatever he ends up doing in life, I hope he finds happiness,” Ellis says. “I hope that that was a moment for him where he actually really learned something and is able to use it to grow. And he’s going to stumble, I’m sure — but hopefully he uses it to grow.”  Insecure returns Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more