Damen submits tender for 12 Australian OPVs

first_img Damen Shipyards Group has submitted a tender for the SEA 1180 Phase 1 Project to deliver twelve Offshore Patrol Vessels to the Royal Australian Navy. To demonstrate its commitment to on time and within specification delivery Damen submitted its response early.Damen has teamed with ASC Forgacs Shipbuilding, a joint venture established to build the initial two ships in South Australia and further 10 in Western Australia, to compete for the foundation project of Australia’s continuous Naval shipbuilding enterprise. The joint venture is already investing in infrastructure at the Henderson Shipbuilding Precinct in Western Australia in preparation for the OPV construction to move to WA.Damen, with almost 100 vessels operating in Australia already, has extensive experience providing vessels that are suitable for local conditions and is fully committed to the long-term integration with Australian Shipbuilding. Key tenets of the bid include maximising investment in local industries and businesses to establish a long term capability; investment in the training of a future workforce including those transitioning from other industries; and assisting the Australian Government to prepare to build future frigates and submarines in SA. The proven Damen design being offered uses innovative technology to improve seakeeping, reduce running costs and decrease whole of life sustainment costs.Roland Briene, Damen Sales Director Asia Pacific, said: “We are fully committed to maximising Australian industry participation and supporting the development of a sustainable, national shipbuilding industry in Australia. This is fully in line with our standard practices where we partner with local organisations to help transform local shipbuilding industries into globally competitive shipyards. We look forward to working with the Commonwealth to maximise opportunities for Australian industry, drawing on the existing supply chain of our Australian partners, while also providing opportunities for local industry to be involved in our global supply chain supporting more than 70 shipyards around the world.” View post tag: OPV Share this article April 6, 2017 View post tag: Australian Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Damen submits tender for 12 Australian OPVs Damen submits tender for 12 Australian OPVs View post tag: Damenlast_img read more

Eagles And Raiders Battle To Tie In MS Soccer

first_imgThe JCD Eagles hosted the South Ripley Raiders in Middle School Soccer on Monday (9-15).The game ended in a tie of 1-1.Scoring for the Eagles was Jordan Meyer with the assist to Trent Linville. Shots on goal by Blake Simon 2, Dylan Swinney 2, Trent Linville 5, Jordan Meyer 3 and Morgan Sutton 1.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img

Coaches reflect on Rice video, defend profession

first_imgATLANTA — The video shocked the entire country and left mouths agape both inside and out of the basketball community.Here was Mike Rice, then the head coach at Rutgers, hurling basketballs at the feet, head and midsection of his players in practice. Here was Mike Rice, a coach known for his fiery passion, defying all previous impressions of his persona by hurling homophobic slurs at his players. Here was Mike Rice shoving, grabbing and kicking his players in a shockingly abusive display.Rice was relieved of his duties as Rutgers head coach Wednesday, but the jarring nature of the practice video, which was obtained and aired by ESPN, continued to ripple through the sport a day later. All four head coaches of the teams participating in this weekend’s Final Four were questioned about the video during the media session on Thursday, and all four defended their profession by calling Rice’s behavior an isolated incident.“I absolutely do not believe there’s that coaching style going on. I do not,” said Syracuse head coach Boeheim. “I’ll go out where you probably shouldn’t go: I don’t think there’s a coach in the country that does that.”Boeheim’s sentiment was repeated through the press conferences Thursday in the Georgia Dome, as fellow coaches Rick Pitino, John Beilein and Gregg Marshall all opined on the situation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim, who admitted to using profanity in practice when getting on his players, said he could not watch the full video. Rice’s aggression, rage and violence were too much.“I watched 10 seconds of the video,” Boeheim said. “I couldn’t watch it, honestly. I couldn’t watch it anymore.”Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti suspended Rice for three games in December for an unspecified violation of athletic department policy. It was not until ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” an investigative journalism program, obtained practice footage that the severity of Rice’s violation became clear.Beilein, the head coach at Michigan, said the entire coaching community is disappointed with how the incident transpired. There are certain lines you cannot cross with student-athletes, he said, and Rice crossed several of them.“Those incidents are uncalled for,” Beilein said, “and I’m sure that Mike regrets it.”Whether the video of Rice’s behavior affects the coaching profession as a whole is yet to be seen, but Boeheim feels that it will “give you pause about what you’re doing.”Boeheim admitted to having thrown basketballs out of frustration during his own practices. The target, though, was always the bleachers. Never his players.He lightened the mood in typical Boeheim fashion with a quip about hurting himself while taking out his frustration in that particular manner, but the severity of the situation was evident throughout his comments.His words ranged from passionate — “I literally could not watch that video” — to insightful — “I think the tragedy is his team would have played exactly the same or better if he hadn’t done any of that” — and reflected his genuine bewilderment at the situation.Pitino, whose Louisville team is the No. 1-overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, said he feels badly for Rice and his family, who will have to endure the “embarrassment” that comes along with the video.But like his colleagues, Pitino referred to the situation as an isolated incident. As a head coach in the NBA, Pitino said he would attend one college practice in each of the cities his team traveled to. Not once did he see such behavior from a head coach.“I’ve seen some coaches that may use some rough language,” Pitino said. “But that just doesn’t go on. It’s just an aberration that just doesn’t go on in college basketball.”Similar to Rice, Marshall is known for his passion and intensity along the Wichita State sideline. His halftime speech against Ohio State stressed that his team “play angry” to show it never should have been overlooked coming out of the Missouri Valley Conference. The result was 70-66 victory and a trip to the Final Four.On Thursday, Marshall said he feels badly for both Rice and the players. Intensity was replaced with insanity, and Marshall was the fourth coach in a row to acknowledge a line was crossed.“I feel really bad for those young men,” Marshall said. “I hope it didn’t impact any of them negatively to the point where they weren’t able to be good basketball players and finish their careers.“Unfortunately, there’s a lot of people that will suffer now, including Rutgers University and the state of New Jersey.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Long and winding road: Beilein arriving at Final Four stage with decades of help, friendship from BoeheimNot just yet: Boeheim reiterates he doesn’t plan on retiringTheir game: Syracuse entered the 2002-03 season inexperienced, unranked but they ended it national championsBuild up: McGary develops from raw talent into focal point of Michigan offensecenter_img Published on April 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Former Penn State president ordered to jail in Jerry Sandusky case

first_imgSpanier, 70, has been free on bail since his conviction but now will report to the county jail near his home in State College if wardens there approve. If they don’t, then he’ll serve his time at the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, The AP reported.Sandusky, 75, is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison after being found guilty on multiple counts of child sex abuse. However, he has continued to assert his innocence and recently won an order for a new sentence.Sandusky initially was charged with child molestation in November 2011, and days later Spanier was ousted as university president. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, found criminally liable in 2017 for his part in the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, must report to jail by May 1, a judge has ordered.The order to start a minimum two-month sentence, made public Wednesday in Pennsylvania (via The Associated Press), is a result of a jury finding Spanier guilty of a single misdemeanor count of child endangerment for his handling of a complaint that Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, was seen showering with a boy at the university’s football facility. Spanier was charged a year later, along with former Penn State AD Tim Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz, both of whom pleaded guilty to child endangerment and testified against Spanier in his trial.Spanier has exhausted all appeals on his conviction and now must begin sentence, a minimum of two months in jail and two months of house arrest. Judge John Boccabella did give his approval for Spanier to participate in a work-release program. A Penn State spokeswoman told The AP on Wednesday that Spanier remains a tenured faculty member on administrative leave.last_img read more