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first_imgReporting a profitable second quarter, Finnish RoRo and passenger services operator Finnlines has reiterated its decision to order more environmentally-friendly vessels.“We are … about to further order two Superstar class RoPax vessels, in order to strengthen our well developing passenger business growth,” Emanuele Grimaldi, President and CEO of the company, said.“These vessels will be the best and most environmentally friendly units in their category, carrying 5,800 lane metres of cargo and close to 1,000 passengers,” he added.The new order would follow the recent investment of EUR 500 million in three new ice-class roll-on/roll off (RoRo) ships.With the upcoming order for two Superstar class ships, Finnlines aims to ensure it will remain “a forerunner in sustainable development for both passenger and cargo transportswithin the Baltic Sea.”In line with its strategy, the company has made a number of investments in its existing fleet, both environmental and capacity related.“We have invested in emission abatement technology covering almost all our vessels and also lengthened six of our vessels in order to benefit from economies of scale. These investments have contributed to our sustainable development… Other efforts to reduce energy consumption and emissions include changing of propeller blades, timetable planning, route optimisations as well as optimising speed, load and trim,” Grimaldi further said.For the three-month period ended June 30, 2019, Finnlines reported a result of EUR 30.4 million (USD 33.6 million), compared to EUR 25.8 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier. This represented the company’s best second-quarter result ever.In addition, the company recorded revenue totaling EUR 157.9 million in Q2 2019, an increase of 2 percent when compared to EUR 154.3 million posted in the same quarter last year.Finnlines is part of the Italian Grimaldi Group that operates a fleet of more than 120 vessels and serves over 120 ports in 50 countries.last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville boy’s varsity tennis team defeated Shelbyville 4-1 on Monday to end their regular season with a 12-6 record.Winners were Ben Schwetman and Spencer Rose in singles, while the doubles teams of Harsh Patel & Paul Ritter and Will Harmeyer & Jonathan Kunkel also won.In JV action, Batesville won 5-3. Cooper Williams won 2 singles matches while the doubles teams of Mitch Esser/Jacob Christie (2 matches) and Mason Beck/Ben Rogers won. The JV ended their season with a perfect 13-0 season.The varsity will compete against South Dearborn in the IHSAA sectional at South Dearborn at 5:00 on Wednesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

first_img. Oldenburg Academy Honorees Include, from left: Mr. Brian Knueven ’05, Mr. Brad Macke, Mrs. Angie Voegele, Sr. Andre Burkhart, Mrs. Laura Geis, Mrs. Annette Hunger, Mr. Ray Ronnebaum, Mr. Gary “Ace” Moorman, Ms. Diane Laake.Oldenburg, In. — Oldenburg Academy recently honored the Years of Service Recipients and the Volunteer of the Year at the 2018 Catholic Schools Week Mass. Ms. Diane H. Laake, OA President, presented the awards for 15 years of service. Mrs. Annette Hunger, Dean of Enrollment Management, was honored; Laake called Hunger a “mentor and friend to many; a role model of always going above and beyond.” Director of Maintenance Ray Ronnebaum was also honored for his 15 years of service, where Laake praised his “capacity to fix and build just about anything.”Mr. Brian McFee, OA Principal/Athletic Director, honored 10-year OA veteran, Gary “Ace” Moorman, by reminding the students of the PE/Health Teacher/OA Boys Basketball Coach impeccable storytelling ability and giving each student a nickname. 5-year veterans were also honored by Laake and McFee. Director of Guidance Laura Geis was recognized for her personalized approach to each individual student; Music Teacher Brian Knueven ’05 was saluted for his ability to bring back the OA Alma Mater – Virtue, Honor, Education. OA President Diane Laake was thanked for continuing her legacy in Catholic Education and serving the local community. Campus Minister/Religion Teacher Brad Macke, was thanked for all of his “inspirational and foundational opportunities” provided by his department. Cafeteria Manager Angie Voegele was thanked for providing a “warm welcome home” in the middle each day at OA.In addition to the Faculty/Staff honorees, OA honored Sr. Andre’ Burkhart as the OA Volunteer of the Year. Sr. Andre’ manages the Oldenburg Academy Adopt-a-Sis program, which nearly 90% of OA students participate in. President Diane Laake congratulated Sr. Andre’ by stating, “At 82 years young, Sr. Andre spends countless hours organizing, creating, adjusting, facilitating, cajoling, and initiating all the many facets that make this program work.  Those special gifts and themes for each meeting?  Sr. Andre.  Those opening and closing parties, special displays, meeting reminders, substitutes for sick Sisters, calendar adjustments, etc, etc. – all of this happens because of Sr. Andre.”Oldenburg Academy congratulates the years of service honorees and volunteer of the year and appreciates their efforts in making Oldenburg Academy ‘So Worth It.’last_img read more

first_imgLike all retired coaches, I have been known to get on referees from time to time.  It is time to give them some kudos for the jobs they have to do.  If you watch any college football game, you wonder what the conference bosses are saying to these referees on how to interpret some of the rules that have recently been implemented.  In some leagues, if you raise the football above your head after scoring a touchdown, you get a 15-yard penalty.  Other leagues allow you to chess bump and do some of that other tom foolery and get by with it.  I am sure it is not left up to the refereeing crews but comes down from the league office on how they want this rule interpreted.It has to be almost impossible to call the targeting rule.  At the speed at which the game is played, how can you tell if someone is intentionally being targeted?  With targeting, of course, comes expulsion from the game.  I can’t imagine any referee wanting to eliminate anybody from the game unless their actions are so obvious that anyone could call it.These are just a couple of the rules that referees have to now interpret.  There may be future blogs on a few other rules that would be impossible to call.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dave Panske SEYMOUR, Wis. (July 20) – Jason Czarapata raced to his fourth local Budweiser IMCA Modified feature win of the season Sunday at Seymour Speedway. Tyler Wilson grabbing the lead at the start. A seven-lap green stretch had Jamie Schmidt, Czarapata, Mike Wedelstadt and Eric Arneson battling behind Wilson and the rookie did an excellent job holding the lead while running the high line. Cautions on laps 12 and 13 bunched the field. Wilson again took the lead, but this time Czarapata was able to make a run on the inside stick as he pulled into the top spot on lap 16, and over the final four laps pulled away from the field. A lone caution on the original start of the Coors Light IMCA Stock Car set up a flag-to-flag run for the 21-car field. Jason Bork set the lead pace before Josh Mroczkowski, Bob Czarapata and Kyle Frederick made it a four-wide run. Frederick was the outside man and powered off turn two to take the lead. Once in front, Frederick pulled away and left the battle for the runner-up spot. The win was the former track champion’s first win here since June 3 of 2012. Rod Snellenberger was second.Rod Solem grabbed the lead on lap two of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Once in front, Solem set a torrid pace and despite several cautions was up to the challenges from Lucas Lamberies and Jeremy Cota to run to his first feature win at Seymour since Aug. 3, 2011.last_img read more

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (May 7) – Second-year 95.7 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car speedster Colin Smith led from start to finish to take opening night honors at Arlington Raceway on Saturday.Michael Stien weaved his way to second to challenge but had to settle for runner-up points. New­comer and North Dakota traveler Trevor Mell was third.Dalton Magers led the first 10 laps of the MN 93 IMCA Modified feature but a succession of cau­tions broke his momentum and opened the door for Clint Hatlestad and Mark Noble to get by.Hatlestad, Noble and Brandon Beckendorf made up the final top three.Matt Schauer drew the pole for the B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature but it was Dan Mackenthun who led the field into turn one. He stayed in front to the finish with Schauer second and Dean Cornelius third.Eight green flag laps brought the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event to a conclusion and Kris Zuhlsdorf proved to be the start-to-finish leader. Rounding out the top three were Tim Bergerson and Matt Looft.Twenty-three Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stocks took the green and fans saw a great race as Cory Probst navigated his way to the front of the pack in only two laps from his seventh place start.Working behind him was defending national champion Justin Luinenburg, who started 11th. Hometown driver Brad Becker started 10th and challenged Luinenburg but settled for third place as Probst took the checkered ahead of Luinenburg to win his first feature of the year at Arlington.The redraw was good to another defending national champ as Nate Coopman drew the pole for the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact feature and stayed in front for the duration of the race. Ryan Bry­ant and Jed Trebelhorn finished second and third, respectively.last_img read more

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 736; 2. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 660; 3. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 639; 4. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 618; 5. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 606; 6. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 593; 7. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 570; 8. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 533; 9. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 529; 10. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 525; 11. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 502; 12. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 464; 13. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 455; 14. Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., 439; 15. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 428; 16. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 416; 17. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 18. Raymond McSpadden, Buda, Texas, 377; 19. Beau Begnaud, Spring, Texas, and Don Banker, Austin, Texas, both 370. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 225; 2. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 117; 3. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 115; 4. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 114; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 112; 6. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 88; 7. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, Iowa, 80; 8. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 78; 9. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, and Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., both 74; 11. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 73; 12. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 72; 13. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, and Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., each 71; 16. Brandon Queen, Keokuk, Iowa, and Mike Smith, Kellogg, Iowa, both 67; 18. Ray Raker, West Burlington, Iowa, and LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill., both 66; 20. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 64. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 863; 2. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 705; 3. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 647; 4. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 607; 5. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 604; 6. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 557; 7. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 542; 8. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 522; 9. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 489; 10. Michael Egurola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 471; 11. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 447; 12. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 444; 13. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 434; 14. Ty Weidner, Chandler, Ariz., 429; 15. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont., 400; 16. Heath Dry, Phoenix, Ariz., 387; 17. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 376; 18. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 370; 19. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 368; 20. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 362. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 421; 2. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 386; 3. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 383; 4. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, 373; 5. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 364; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 336; 7. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., and Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., both 329; 9. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 327; 10. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, and Chuck Madden Jr., Avoca, Iowa, both 315; 12. Adam Ayers, Adair, Iowa, 306; 13. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 297; 14. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 289; 15. Eric Knutson, Slater, Iowa, 268; 16. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 259; 17. Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction, Iowa, 256; 18. Joe Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 253; 19. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 245; 20. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia, Iowa, 243. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 790; 2. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 773; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 745; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 582; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 573; 6. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 477; 7. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 421; 8. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 394; 9. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 392; 10. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 383; 11. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 365; 12. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 298; 13. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 297; 14. Jared Baird, Norman, Okla., 292; 15. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 285; 16. Kyle Robinson, Pilot Point, Texas, 270; 17. Michael Martin, Kaufman, Texas, 259; 18. Evan Moore, Springtown, Texas, and Clyde “Mike” Land, Waco, Texas, both 249; 20. Brandon Geurin, Robinson, Texas, 241. center_img IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 842; 2. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 767; 3. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 677; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 668; 5. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 611; 6. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 577; 7. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 538; 8. William “Joey” McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 531; 9. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 517; 10. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 511; 11. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 493; 12. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, 474; 13. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, 428; 14. Douglas Kennemer, Rhome, Texas, 413; 15. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 375; 16. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 365; 17. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 359; 18. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 358; 19. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 352; 20. Ryan Powers, Joshua, Texas, 350.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 661; 2. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 527; 3. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 493; 4. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 459; 5. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 446; 6. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 421; 7. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 405; 8. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 402; 9. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 363; 10. Denny Berghahn Jr., Plattsmouth, Neb., and Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., both 342; 12. Kody Crofutt, Dublin, Texas, 340; 13. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 338; 14. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 322; 15. Ryan Whisenant, Stephenville, Texas, 292; 16. William Creese, Springtown, Texas, 275; 17. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 259; 18. Jacob Houston, Burlington, Iowa, 235; 19. Alyssa Steele, Keokuk, Iowa, 234; 20. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 233. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 268; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 264; 4. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 258; 5. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 253; 6. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 252; 7. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 249; 8. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 238; 9. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 234; 10. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 227; 11. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 221; 12. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 214; 13. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 213; 14. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 212; 15. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 206; 16. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, and Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, both 204; 18. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., and Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., both 202; 20. Jonathon J. Jones (12J), Irvona, Pa., 196. last_img read more

first_img Share Linda Ganehed Garners First GSC Accolades Sept. 12, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – After just two weeks on the West Florida roster freshman Linda Ganehed has already earned her first Gulf South Conference Defender of the Week award, for her performance through the Argonauts recent road trip, during which they allowed no goals.The Eskilstuna, Sweden native made a huge impact in the Argonauts back-to-back shutout victories, as she held two of the nations top scorers, Lindsay Giblin of Rollins and Princess Hailey of Florida Southern, to only one shots.In Friday night’s 1-0 victory over the Tars Ganehed held Giblin, who had scored four goals in four previous matches, to just one shot. The defensive standout stood strong on Sunday once again, this time holding Hailey, who had five goals in five previous matches, two only three shots in the Argonauts 2-0 triumph.Ganehed and the rest of the Argos will be back in action tonight when they take on NAIA opponent Mobile University at the UWF Soccer Complex with kick-off set for 7:30 p.m. It will be the first time sophomore transfers Dernelle Mascall and Anastasia Prescott compete against the Lady Rams, who they played for last season. Fans can follow the action with “Live Stats” on the Women’s Soccer page at Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_img Press Association Rooney left Bangkok last week as Chelsea arrived after a hamstring injury ruled him out of Manchester United’s tour of Asia and Australia. United boss David Moyes has repeatedly insisted Rooney is not for sale after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho expressed his admiration for the striker, sentiments Hazard echoed in Bangkok on Monday. Chelsea forward Eden Hazard would welcome the prospect of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney moving to Stamford Bridge.center_img “Rooney would be a brilliant signing,” Hazard said. “He’s a great player who has the experience and he’s still only young, at 27. He’s got a few years left to play. But it’s not up to me. It’s not my decision.” Further signings are expected at Chelsea this summer after the arrivals of Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer. Mourinho is such an admirer of Hazard that he once tried to sign the Belgian from Lille when he was managing Real Madrid. “He told me he’d asked Lille, but I wanted to stay there until I was 21 and develop my game,” added Hazard, who moved to Stamford Bridge last summer. “I must have been 19 or 20 at the time. Real Madrid is a wonderful team, but I had so much still to prove in the French league. I stayed because I didn’t want to leave too early.” Chelsea, the 2012 Champions League winners, won a trophy at the eighth attempt last term, but Hazard missed the Europa League triumph with a hamstring injury. A first Barclays Premier League title for Chelsea since 2010 must surely be on Mourinho’s agenda, but Hazard knows the Special One’s arrival alone will not be sufficient to spur the Blues to the title. Hazard added: “With him in charge, we win matches and claim trophies. His arrival is important certainly. But it won’t be him who actually goes out there and wins the title. We have to concentrate on what he wants of us and, if we all give 100 per cent, we have a real chance of winning the title.” last_img read more

first_imgEngland right-back Kieran Trippier has completed a £20m move to Spanish side Atletico Madrid from Tottenham.The 28-year-old, who joined Spurs from Burnley in June 2015 and played more than 100 times for the London club, has signed a three-year deal with the La Liga side.Kieran Trippier: Tottenham complete deal for Burnley full-backTottenham complete the signing of ex-England Under-21 international Kieran Trippier on a five-year deal from Bur… He had admitted he was not sure he would see out his Spurs contract,which was due to expire in 2022.Kieran Trippier: Tottenham defender unsure on Spurs futureTottenham’s Kieran Trippier “doesn’t know” whether he will stay at the club, following reports linking him with …Trippier is Atletico’s third major defensive signing of the summer.Coach Diego Simeone has already recruited centre-back Felipe from Porto and left-back Renan Lodi from Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense, while Uruguay defender Diego Godin has moved to Inter Milan.Inter Milan: Diego Godin joins on three-year deal after leaving Atletico…Uruguay defender Diego Godin signs for Inter Milan on a three-year deal after leaving Atletico Madrid.With Portugal striker Joao Felix brought in for £113m and midfielder Marcos Llorente arriving from city rivals Real for about £36m, Trippier’s arrival brings Atletico’s total transfer spend so far this summer to more than £170m.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more