Fire Scare Onboard German CTV

first_imgGerman Maritime Search and Rescue Association (DGzRS) responded to a report of a fire onboard a crew transfer vessel near the Nordergründe offshore wind farm on Monday, 30 April.According to DGzRS, the fire started in one of the engine rooms of an Offshore Taxi vessel.The engine room had been sealed off and the fire put out by the three crew members onboard by the time the first responders arrived. A police helicopter was also called in to assist with the rescue efforts.At the time of the accident, the vessel was located some five nautical miles north of the Mellum Island in the mouth of the river Wesser.Once inspected, the 24-metre catamaran was cleared to return to its home port of Cuxhaven under its own power.No one was injured in the accident, DGzRS said. The cause of the fire is unknown.last_img read more

Joe Girard III finds minutes at point guard in first career game

first_img Published on November 12, 2019 at 9:10 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+ When another attempt to break through Virginia’s defense in the second half failed and Jalen Carey’s swooping layup was swatted out of bounds, SU head coach Jim Boeheim scowled, pointed towards Joe Girard III and ordered the freshman off the bench.Girard had given the Orange a spark in the first half, and SU’s ventures into the lane weren’t effective. Syracuse needed 3s. With Buddy Boeheim and Elijah Hughes playing almost every minute, the Orange needed the freshman Girard to take control.“I’m just going to do whatever coach tells me to do,” Girard said. “Today, he just put me at the point guard. Maybe he thought that was our best shot.”In his first game at SU, Girard found himself in a role uncharacteristic of his scouting report. Known for his shooting, Girard showcased his abilities as a playmaking lead guard for Syracuse and was one of the lone bright spots in a historically bad offensive game against Virginia. Boeheim said giving Hughes ball-handling responsibilities gives the team “a different look,” and Girard in the same role does much of the same.Though Girard was unsure of why point guard was his chosen role against the Cavaliers, Buddy acknowledged that a commitment to 3-pointers — despite uneven results — dictated much of SU’s game plan in the opener. If Syracuse continues its reliance on 3-point shooting, a lineup with its three best shooters together in the backcourt could produce consistent offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He probably looked at the landscape and was like, ‘Elijah and Buddy are veterans and they’re going to play a lot of minutes,’” said Jim Hart, Girard’s City Rocks AAU coach. “So, in the ‘find-a-way JGIII mentality,’ he found a way to get a lot of minutes at (point guard) in his first game in college — when no one thought he would.”Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorAs word of Girard’s shooting stroke spread early in his career, defenders denied him the ball however possible. Girard had to develop a natural creativity on and off the ball. His shot fake often fooled defenders wary of his 3-point shooting, which opened a driving lane,  drew an interior defender and created a dump-pass option to a teammate inside. Playing with Buddy at City Rocks, the two created an understanding to seek the extra pass before a shot in hopes of getting a better one.Girard said he’s worked with SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara on driving to the rim, utilizing the strength in his lower body as opposed to relying on his broad-shouldered frame. In high school, he noted that he had to take plays off when possible to preserve energy to score. But at Syracuse, the mindset is different and he has to maintain a steady competitive energy throughout the game. When there aren’t three defenders on him, it’s easier.“I think the biggest thing for me is showing off that I’m not just a shooter, I’m not just a scorer,” Girard said.But as a player who averaged 50 points for much of his high school career, the results in a playmaking role are sometimes erratic. Several times in the preseason, Girard drove in with his upper-body and was charged with offensive fouls or had his momentum stopped.After sparking an early SU scoring run against Virginia on a two-dribble penetration and a dish to Marek Dolezaj, Girard had too much forward momentum and fired a pass out of bounds while leading the break.“(Girard)’s not ready for (Virginia): This defense, this team,” Boeheim said after SU’s loss to Virginia.Near the end of the first half against the Cavaliers, Girard took the ball and immediately gave it to Hughes. Girard faded off the ball, and his defender crept towards Hughes. Girard darted back, took a dump pass from Hughes and rose up beyond the line. His shot ricocheted off the back rim and fell through the hoop. Girard stuck up three fingers and tucked them to his side.Said Boeheim: “But he’ll get better.” Commentslast_img read more

Atletico de Kolkata to start football academy

first_imgDefending Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) are planning to start a football academy, the franchise’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Subrata Talukdar said on Wednesday.”We are presently planning to have a football academy, so we would want the corporate houses to come forward and support us,” Talukdar told reporters here.The team will be arriving in the city on Thursday after pre-season training in Spain, but they face a situation where they would not be able to practice at their home ground, Salt Lake Stadium, as it is still being prepared.”The Salt Lake Stadium ground is still not ready and we don’t want to damage it before the season starts. So we are considering practicing at the Barasat Stadium, but then the surface there, is of astro turf. We have to wait and see what the coach tells us. We have also had a word with Mohun Bagan, if need be we can practice there,” the CEO said.Also read: Delhi Dynamos to play against Danish side Vikings”We also have the Salt Lake municipal ground on our minds but then it is an open ground and there can be problems relating to security. But hopefully we will be able to practice two-three days on the surface at Salt Lake stadium to get accustomed before the start of the league.”On Thursday, SRMB-steel manufacturers and construction company extended their sponsorship deal with the club and will have their logo on the ATK jersey this time around.advertisementSpeaking on it, SRMB director Ashish Beriwala said: “We are proud to have been with ATK for the second year running. Hopefully we will retain the title.”Asked about the team, Atletico co-owner Utsav Parekh said: “Our coach has said we have a better team this time, we have created an outfit that can go through to the final.””In the coming years, the ISL will be able to compete with cricket and the IPL (Indian Premier League),” Parekh added, referring to the craze the league has generated in the country.Talukdar added that the city has been able to send 10 boys to the Reliance Academy from the 24 that were selected last year.last_img read more