TMC bags compressors order for Swan LNG’s Jafrabad FSRU

first_imgTMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has signed two contracts to supply a total of five marine compressors to a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) that Hyundai Heavy Industries is building for Swan Energy. TMC has signed a contract directly with Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide 3 service and control air compressors to the South-Korean shipyard, with deliveries scheduled for the third quarter 2018.In addition, TMC has signed a subcontractor deal with another supplier to provide 2 feed air compressors to a nitrogen system delivery to the FSRU. This compressor delivery will be made in July 2018.TMC kept the contract values undisclosed.The FSRU that Hyundai Heavy Industries is building for Swan Energy will have a storage capacity of 180,000 cubic meters with an ultimate gas send out rate of 1000 mmscfd.The FSRU will be used at Swan Energy’s LNG import terminal in Jafrabad, Gujarat, India. Once completed, the FSRU will be moored to a fixed jetty and regasify imported LNG to enable distribution by pipeline grid and road tanker.The terminal, with the capacity to handle 5 million tons of LNG per annum, is being set up by Swan Energy’s unit, Swan LNG.last_img read more

Pros and Cons of Sowing Your Wild Oats.

first_imgLifestyleRelationships Pros and Cons of Sowing Your Wild Oats. by: – June 30, 2011 Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img 111 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! by Rich Santos, Marie ClaireA friend of mine recently ended a relationship and now claims he can’t wait to “sow his wild oats.” I’m wondering how that experience could be as rewarding as growing close to someone and falling in love.So, I weighed the pros and cons:CONSIt’s Not That Easy To DoI strike out just as often when I’m just looking to hook up as I do when I’m looking for a girlfriend. It’s depressing because I set goals (get laid by as many women as possible) and don’t meet those goals. It’s like trying to figure out nuclear fusion: It would be awesome if I could do it, but I’m not capable.You Might Miss a Better OpportunityIf you’re determined to sow your wild oats, you might just let that special person pass you by if they come along at the wrong time.It’s EmptyThere are times when people want fun, void of emotion. But isn’t an emotional connection more fulfilling? After you sow enough wild oats, you might reflect back and find that your experiences haven’t amounted to anything outside of temporary exhilaration.It’s DangerousYou all know I have an acute fear of every STD in the book… Not to mention unintended pregnancy. Is it worth the risk?It Makes You Feel CheapAs you go from person to person, the spontaneity and fun may turn into shame. Many people who set out to sew their wild oats accept that they are going to be compromising traditional morals. But, after a while, it’s not uncommon to feel bad about yourself if you’re stringing together flings.PROSIt Convinces You That You’re “Ready”People seem more prone to get into relationships once they’ve purged the “bad side” from their systems.It Eliminates RegretOne common male regret is not playing the field enough before settling down. If that regret follows you into a marriage, it can get dangerous.I’ve come to the conclusion that sowing your wild oats is overrated. People who need to do it are most likely not “relationship”-oriented. It’s all relative — some might say that my two one-night stands qualify as “wild oats.” I think that it takes a lot more than that, but then again I’m conservative.What do you think are the pros and cons of this kind of behavior? Do you believe it’s necessary to go through this phase before you can get into a relationship?last_img read more

East Ruimveldt Secondary reign supreme at South GT Inter-School championships

first_imgWITH big wins from Girls’ Under-14 champion girl Delisa Robertson, East Ruimveldt Secondary School ran away with the win at the South Georgetown District 13 Zone 2 Inter-School Championships, which wrapped up on Tuesday at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.East Ruimveldt put together 684 points to outdo their competitors, ending just in front of South Ruimveldt Secondary, who had 673 points.Finishing in third place were Charlestown Secondary with 666 points, Central High fourth with 435 points, Masters Academy 313 points.Carmel Secondary garnered 214 points and West Ruimveldt Secondary (formerly David Rose School) had 210 points.It was consistent participation sprinkled with a few strong first place finishes that ensured East Ruimveldt ended on top.In her category, Robertson ruled in the 100m, 200m and 400m, while Central High’s Wesley Tyndall did the same on the Boys’ side to also finish as the champion boy of his age group.In the younger Boys’ and Girls’ Under-12 categories East Ruimveldt also proved that they have some of the best athletes in the South Georgetown District. Tia Forth emulated Robertson’s feat in the Girls’ Under-12 where she also had a sprint treble, winning the 100m, 200m and 400m of her category.Meshach Charles displayed some massive talent as he championed the Boys’ Under-12 category, winning the 100m, 200m and 400m races.East Ruimveldt also had some luck in the middle distance races, where Maxine Joseph captured the Girls’ Under-18 1500m and Darren Connelly took the Boys’ Under-20 1500m. Jaden King won the Boys’ Under-14 1500m.Although South Ruimveldt finished second place overall, several of their athletes walked away with champion titles.Anicca Redmon took the Girls’ Under-16 champion girl title while Natricia Gulliver copped the Girls’ Under-20 champion title. Both young ladies ended with the 100m, 200m and 400m wins in their respective categories.In other title wins, Charlestown’s Jarron Cox won the Boys’ Under-16 champion boy title, while Central High’s Wesley Tyndall and Sherdine Dummett won the Boys’ Under-14 and Girls’ Under-18 champion titles, respectively.Masters’ Umkosi Vancooten topped the Boys’ Under-18 category, and Brian Roman emerged the best performing athlete of the Boys’ Under-20 category.last_img read more

Matic: We’ve Put Serbia Back on the Football Map

first_imgSerbia is heading home after the group phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, but they leave with their heads held high after producing moments of attacking quality and their patented fighting spirit.“This is one of those moments when we don’t feel disappointment – we feel pride that we represented our country, that we gave our maximum,” said Nemanja Matic, one of Serbia’s leaders on and off the pitch. “We can all look at each other straight in the eyes and agree that we gave it our all.“It was definitely not perfect, but we have put Serbia back on the football map with our presence and our performances.” Serbian fans had dared to dream of a victory over Brazil that would have sent them into the Round of 16, but despite a courageous display in which they appeared to have their opponents rattled on occasions, the five-time world champions controlled the majority of the match and won 2-0.“This is the kind of defeat that isn’t painful,” said Matic. “We are sad, of course, to be going out, but I hope that, while we might not have made the nation happy, we haven’t disappointed them.“We fought for 90 minutes for one another against such a strong team, who know exactly what they need to do in every moment, and that has world-class players. The world is talking about Serbia in football terms again, and what we have to do is focus on what’s ahead.”What looks to be ahead is a bright future for Serbia, who, despite having a number of experienced defenders in their ranks – including Aleksandar Kolarov (32), Dusko Tosic (33), Branislav Ivanovic and Antonio Rukavina (both 34) – had the fifth-youngest squad of the World Cup.One of the up-and-comers given a chance of a lifetime in Moscow – a competitive international debut against Philippe Coutinho, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus – was Werder Bremen’s Milos Veljkovic. The 22-year-old produced an excellent performance alongside towering Fiorentina 20-year-old Nikola Milenkovic, showing Serbia have a highly promising centre-back pairing for the future.“I was a little surprised when I found out that I was going to be starting against Brazil, since I had been on the bench for the first two matches,” said Veljkovic, who was another member of Serbia’s triumphant FIFA U-20 World Cup side of 2015. “But I was ready, I had to show that I could play my own game, and I think it went well.”With the likes of Veljkovic and Milenkovic at the back, Matic and the widely coveted Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in midfield, and names like Nemanja Radonjic and Luka Jovic flashing their attacking potential, Serbian supporters have ample reason to be upbeat.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

UW readies for Alvarez’s final home game

first_imgDespite losing the opportunity to claim outright first place in the Big Ten last week, the Wisconsin football team (8-2 overall, 5-2 Big Ten) will attempt to complete its second consecutive undefeated season at Camp Randall as the Badgers take on the rival Iowa Hawkeyes. Although it is a long shot, Wisconsin can still earn a share of the Big Ten title with a win if Penn State and Ohio State lose their Big Ten finales.Saturday will be a challenge for the Badgers, as Iowa has found itself in must-win situation. With a 5-4 overall record, the Hawkeyes need two more wins to qualify for a bowl game.Iowa has always proved a difficult challenge for Barry Alvarez’s squad. After previously beating Iowa five consecutive times from 1997-2001, the Badgers have dropped their last three contests to the Hawkeyes, including last year’s painful loss in Iowa City that saw the Badgers fumble away their chances at a Big Ten conference title.Standout quarterback Drew Tate leads the Hawkeyes. So far this season, the junior has completed more than 63 percent of his passes and thrown 13 touchdowns on the year. Most impressively, Tate has compiled a gaudy 148.1 passer efficiency rating. The bulk of Tate’s passes have been in the direction of Clinton Solomon, who has hauled in six of Tate’s touchdown passes and has gained over 550 yards receiving.To go along with Iowa’s offensive, the Hawkeyes also have an impressive defense, which ranks third against the rush and fifth overall in the conference. The strong point of Iowa’s defense is their linebackers. Led by seniors Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge, who are second and third in the Big Ten in tackles respectively, Iowa is holding opponents to under twenty points per game on average.”They’re a very good [football team],” Barry Alvarez said. “They’re well-coached [and] their defense is always very good. They’re hard-nosed [and] play very sound. They don’t beat themselves, much the way we’ve tried to build our program. I think if you go back and listen to the things [Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz] said when he took over that program, he wanted to build the program much like we did and pattern it after the things we did here.Saturday’s game also marks Senior Day for the Badgers. Sixteen seniors will be honored before the game, including fullback Matt Bernstein, tight end Owen Daniels, center Donovan Raiola, linebacker Dontez Sanders, and wide receivers Brandon White, Jonathan Orr and Brandon Williams.This senior class has been the core of Wisconsin success over the past four seasons as they are one of only three other senior classes to have participated in four bowl games. Additionally, they have helped set a Wisconsin modern-era record for the most consecutive home wins, which currently stands at 11.None other than Brandon Williams has been looking forward to this day for the past three years.”This is something that you have been thinking about for three years,” Williams said. “You have been watching the last three classes go out and seen how things have played out for them and you just always want the best to happen for you. This is going to be very exciting — all the families come, everyone gets to walk out on the field — it’s going to be real exciting.”This game also marks the last home game for head coach Barry Alvarez. Ironically, Alvarez will end the home portion his twenty-six year college coaching career against the team he began his collegiate coaching career with. Alvarez was an assistant coach under legendary Iowa coach Hayden Frye from 1979 to 1986.When Barry Alvarez took over as coach in 1990, Wisconsin had only recorded 17 winning seasons since 1950 and only qualified for six bowls games in their 103-year history. For the past 16 seasons, Alvarez has accumulated 116 wins, which ranks eighth all-time in the Big Ten, and has taken Wisconsin to 10 bowl games, including three Rose Bowl victories. More importantly, Barry Alvarez rejuvenated Badger football. For Coach Alvarez, it has been an emotional journey from the beginning.”I thought someday we could be very competitive,” Alvarez said. “The first thing, I think if you go back and look at the things we talked about, I wanted to build a foundation, teach guys how to work. I didn’t want to cut any corners, didn’t want any quick fixes. I wanted to build a good solid foundation, teach the guys how to play, how to play the game, how it’s supposed to be, how you have to win in this game. You have to stop from losing before you can win. I wanted to do all those things. … I still am at peace with my decision [to step down]. I’m really pleased that we had this type of year, that you can go out like this and enjoy the year and enjoy the players and they can have some success and have a little fun along the way.”last_img read more

Softball team heads West for Kajikawa Classic

first_imgDEREKMONTGOMERY/Herald PhotoAfter having a successful fall exhibition season, the Wisconsin women’s softball team will begin their 2006 season this weekend at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.This tournament will provide a true test for the Badgers, as they will play five games in three days, including games against No. 4 Texas and No. 17 Fresno State. The Badgers return 13 players from last year’s squad, eight of whom saw considerable playing time during last season. According to Wisconsin center fielder Sam Polito, the success of this year’s team will hinge on the experience of last year and the returning players.”I think it’s going to be a huge influence [on our performance],” Polito said. “We had a lot of talent last year and, with our new coach this year, [the talent] is coming out even more. Just having some experience on the field is going to help us a lot. We are a tight-knit team, and nobody is out there for themselves. We put ourselves on the line for our team in order to win.”One of the returning players who hopes to give Wisconsin an offensive boost this season is sophomore Katie Hnatyk. Hnatyk, who was a third-team all-Big Ten selection as a freshman, batted .313 and hit a school-record nine home runs last season. In addition to Hnatyk, Wisconsin boasts six freshmen who will compete for significant playing time this spring. Among those six players are Alexis Garcia, who went 1-for-3 and scored two runs in the fall exhibition, and pitcher Theresa Boruta, who struck out two batters in one inning of relief work. For the Badgers, each of these players brings a different style that will hopefully result in more victories this season. “[Hnatyk] is a great player who had a great season,” Polito said. “Once we saw her with a bat in her hands, we knew she could do something special. … Alexis just brings an attitude to our team. She wants to work hard all the time and will do anything she can [to succeed]. She also has a very good bat and a glove at first [base]. “Teresa brings energy, if nothing else. She is a great player and very versatile. She’ll be able to play for us wherever we need her. She pitches, plays infielder and outfielder. It is a big benefit to have her.”One of the biggest changes this season for the Badgers is their new coach, Chandelle Schulte. Only the second head coach in the history of Wisconsin softball, Schulte coached the College of Charleston softball program the past four years and was successful in the program. Schulte had a 163-82 record with Charleston, which included two regular-season Southern Conference championships, one conference tournament championship and an NCAA regional appearance. Although she’s new to the program, Schulte brings a victorious record of coaching that teaches the basics of the game and gets the most out of her players. Even though it was a little skeptical at first, the transition for the returning players has been a successful one.”I think in the beginning it was a little shaky because we didn’t know what to expect and she didn’t know what to expect,” Polito said. “At this point, she has come in and really helped us in ways that we needed. We really needed to be coached in fundamentals and that what she has been doing. We’ve really worked on getting into the game the way she wants us to play. She has really done a great job.”In order for the Badgers to have a successful season in the difficult Big Ten — Michigan, Northwestern and Iowa are all ranked in the top 20 — Wisconsin will need the kind of success they got in their exhibition season, especially from Polito. Polito, who has played in 112-straight games, went 4-for-7 with two triples, a double and six RBIs, including the game winning RBIs in both games, in Wisconsin’s 12-0 victory over UW-Parkside and 1-0 victory against UW-Green Bay. One thing that has changed for Polito this year is her batting role. Known for being primarily a contact hitter, Polito will try to become a formidable power leader, batting leadoff. For Polito and Wisconsin, the bar has been raised a little higher as the team, on a whole, is expecting good things.”I am finally getting a chance to hit away this year,” Polito said. “I would like to see my hitting improve and be a triple threat on the field. [I want to] get on base, anyway and anyhow. As a team, we are looking at big things right now. We have some pretty big goals in mind but right now we are keeping simple, wanting to go out there to face New Mexico, and we can’t wait to play Texas.”last_img read more

Year in Sports : Not again: Iroquois Nationals reflect on turmoil, prepare for new opportunity

first_imgIf all goes according to plan, the Iroquois Nationals will be playing in the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in the Czech Republic on May 21.They have already announced their 31-man roster for the games. They have been slotted in Pool B with the United States, the Czech Republic and Ireland. Their first game is set for that first day against the Irish.But Cody Jamieson won’t believe any of it until he steps off the plane in Prague for the tournament.‘Anything can happen,’ said the former Syracuse standout and current attack for the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League. ‘And I wouldn’t be surprised if the day before we’re supposed to leave, something came up and we started going through this all again.’‘Again’ refers to just one summer ago, when a passport controversy kept the Iroquois from traveling to England for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Lacrosse Championship. That tournament was completed without the Nationals’ participation, even though its members are the inventors of the sport.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Czech Republic has already announced that they will accept the Iroquois’ Haudenosaunee passports as long as team members fill out requested documents and use the visa for their entry only, according to the Iroquois Nationals’ website. But the U.S. and Canadian immigration offices still need to approve of this process to ensure the team can return home from the games.‘I hope it doesn’t happen,’ Jamieson said. ‘But you never know.’Stuck in limboThe whole issue started with a lack of communication.Ron Balls, the men’s competition committee chair for the Federation of International Lacrosse, said in an email to The Daily Orange that the Iroquois Nationals first tried to contact the British Consulate just 12 days prior to traveling to the tournament a year ago.‘For an event of this nature and for a traveling party of this size,’ Balls added, ‘this is far too late to initiate visa approval.’The British Consulate soon recognized issues with the Iroquois’ visas. The United Kingdom would not allow the team to travel to England for the tournament if the United States and Canada would not let them back into their home countries.The consulate realized these problems one week before the tournament was to begin on July 15, a Thursday. The Iroquois team flew to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on the Sunday before the first game to try to work things out with the British Consulate.The players arrived in New York City expecting a couple days of practice before they left for England. Instead, what ensued was a lot of waiting.‘It was a whole lot of nothing,’ Jamieson said. ‘We sat on the bus and sat at the airport every day for a couple hours. We sat in hotel rooms. There wasn’t really much to do.’After three more days in New York City, the Nationals did catch a break. The U.S. Department of State granted one-time waivers, allowing the team’s American members to return to the United States after the tournament.But as the Iroquois were compiled of members from the Six Nations, some of which are located in Canada, only some of its players would have been allowed to go.Germany replaced the Nationals in the Blue Division — the tournament’s top grouping — and played in their place the next day to open the tournament. The Iroquois still had the opportunity to play in one of the lower divisions, the Plum Division, but that chance soon slipped away, too.‘That’s when it kind of set in with a lot of guys,’ Jamieson said. ‘We could go and prove a point, or we could just back off. We were still going to go if that was the case. And finally, the next day, it just got to the point where we missed out on the Plum Division and there was no chance of playing.’Something lostThe FIL had to make a lot of logistical changes to the World Lacrosse Championship last year with the late cancellation of the Iroquois Nationals’ plans.Schedules had to be changed. Team arrangements had to be altered. But Balls, the men’s competition committee chair, noted another aspect missing along with the Iroquois.‘The Iroquois Nationals, as founders of the game and with the history, always attract the most media attention and generate ticket sales,’ Balls said. ‘This was lost.’None of the other national teams have a link to ‘The Story of Lacrosse’ on their website. The Iroquois do, showing how the game came into existence and thanking the creator for allowing them to enjoy the sport.For them, lacrosse is played to heal the sick. It is also played to bring together a community.And for Jeremy Thompson, an SU midfielder and member of the Iroquois team from last year, that is exactly what lacrosse does on the world level.‘That’s the same idea when we go outside and go to a tournament or something like that,’ he said. ‘The world games, it’s the idea of bringing together and sharing, exchanging gifts, meeting new people.’Thompson started playing with the Nationals in 2003 as a member of their Under-19 team. He remembers a trip to Maryland where kids swarmed him with questions about the ponytail that grows from his otherwise nearly shaved head, his stick skills and the background of the sport.Jamieson played in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship with the Iroquois team. He echoed Thompson’s statements, adding that as important as lacrosse is to the Nationals, their presence at the game means just as much to the other teams.‘We enjoy going to the Worlds and showing the world what the creator gave us that we shared with them,’ Jamieson said. ‘We are the originators of the game, so it’s important to go and share our knowledge.‘I think (the Worlds) are really important to the Iroquois Nationals, but I think it’s equally as important to other places who are excited we’re going to be there.’Prague and beyondThere has been a lot of change concerning lacrosse and the Iroquois Nationals since last summer.The FIL implemented a series of fines for teams that don’t show up for events or pull out on short notice. If a team withdraws 60 to 31 days before, the fine is $5,000. Thirty days before and the fine increases to $10,000. A team that doesn’t arrive has to pay $20,000.The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship starts in 18 days. The Czechs announced they will accept the Haudenosaunee passports a month ago, pending the completion of paperwork and the United States and Canada approving the process.Last year, Jamieson was one of the players that stayed positive, telling his teammates they would be on the plane to England the next day each time they left the airport. This year, he is a little more hesitant.‘I know that now that it happened, our organizers are definitely working a lot more toward making sure it doesn’t happen again,’ he said. ‘But at the same time, in the back of your head, it is kind of stuck there now.’For Thompson, those memories from last summer are stored away. He said he can only look forward now, as there is nothing that can be done about last year’s issues.He recognizes the Czech’s decision as the possible first step toward actually reaching the world championships. It’s a first step that allowed one word to keep echoing from Thompson’s mouth: hope.‘Hopefully, this is a step in the door,’ he said. ‘Hopefully, it just keeps building from there. Hopefully, they recognize us as who we are. We can only go from there and hope for the best.’zjbrown@syr.edu Comments Published on May 2, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Summer bucket list for the sports enthusiast

first_imgSemester’s end is near, and while the living is easy in the summertime, there’s still no escaping the vacuum of sports that are the summer months.Sure, there’s still baseball and golf, but summer is without doubt a slower period in the world of sports than other times in the calendar. The NBA and NHL playoffs will be done by mid-June, there won’t be a World Cup and you’ll be doing everything you can to shield your ears from NFL CBA talk.On campus, there’s also no college football or basketball games being played just down the block, and all intramural leagues enter the offseason.What’s a sports enthusiast to do if baseball and golf aren’t enough to give you a fix?Stopped mimicking a beached whale on your couch and keep these tidbits in mind:Check out Devil’s Lake State ParkIt’s a nice and easy one-hour drive from Madison, and any outdoor enthusiast could easily spend days there. Amidst its beautifully glacier-carved mounds, one can indulge in hiking, biking, boating, swimming, rock climbing, hunting and fishing while a campsite for as many as 20 people requires just $40.Fourteen hiking trails of varying difficulty and distance snake through the park. Some are layered in asphalt, some are grassy and some involve steep climbing.One promenade through one of those trails and you’ll notice all the opportunities for rock climbing as well. But if you’re too afraid of plunging to your death or if “127 Hours” is too fresh in your mind, I guess you can always hit up Union South for the climbing thrill.2. Hit the road on an aluminum steed One of the biggest drawbacks of going on a road trip when you’re under 21 years of age is that the nightlife is taped off, leaving you to wonder what in the hell you’re going to do in downtown Baltimore, since you don’t know anybody else in town.This is where baseball comes in, especially for you youngsters. Watching an away series of your favorite team is a great excuse to hit the road in the first place, and if the games are at night, you won’t be bored.There’s plenty of great venues right in Madison’s backyard. Brand spankin’ new Target Field is five hours away, while the timeless Wrigley Field is an easy three. Try going farther than Miller Park.Otherwise, you hit either coast after a day of driving. There’s no better way to see America than by car, and there’s no other American pastime like baseball. Be a patriot and kick those tires.Elliot is a junior majoring in journalism. What are your plans to fill in the sports void of summer? Tell him your plans at ehughes@badgerherald.com. People don’t play this game enough. The trickiest part about it is finding a court for it – and luckily you can find one at the SERF and the Nielsen Tennis Stadium here in Madison.It’s an energetic sport packed into a small and enclosed 20×40-foot court, where the sounds of the game reverberate off the walls and further pump up the intensity of the game.It’s rules are intuitive, and don’t worry about being a beginner – this game is 100-times easier than tennis. Because guess what? The walls – and the ceiling for that matter – are a part of the environment! As long as you can hit the ball, you’re fine! Beginners need not worry about aiming; hitting the ball “out-of-bounds” is impossible.All you have to do is hit the wall in front of you. It doesn’t matter if you hit the other three walls first or not; just don’t whiff, and don’t let the ball touch the ground before it hits the wall in front. 4. Become a temporary baseball roadiecenter_img Don’t skip over this part; it’s easier than you think. Pick out a spot on a map, anywhere from 30-200 miles away, grab a bike and start pedaling with a friend or two.A road trip via-bicycle is a lot more fun than it sounds. First of all, I can say first hand that this is not something you need to do an enormous amount of training for. I did two 100-mile bicycle rides in high school and did another 100 miles over a two-day span last summer.The two rides in high school came during my high school football season, but I never did any extra training. The ride I did last summer – I haven’t subscribed to a weekly exercise regimen for two years and it went fine. As long as you’re relatively in shape, you’re solid.You don’t even need a tip-top bike, as long as it’s relatively light and can change gears.And here’s where it’s fun. 1) It’s a great bonding experience with whomever you’re with. 2) Wisconsin is actually home to some charming landscapes to ride past. 3) You’re basically restricted to back roads so, mapping your route manually is both liberating (no thanks, GPS) and fun (encourages improvisation). 4) When you stop at small diners along the way, people are interested in your trip if you’re traveling by bike; it’s a great way to meet some interesting folk.5) It’s a great exercise and a great challenge. 6) If you split it into a two-day trip, go to the local watering hole of whatever small town you’re in and enjoy a few frosty brews over dinner. They will taste amazing. 7) Reasons five and six will equal the best sleep of your life. 3. Learn the game of racquetballlast_img read more

Lions lose 1st test match

first_imgPhoto: © lionsrugby.com Ioane then crossed for tries in the 55th and 69th minutes while out-half Beauden Barrett finished with 15-points.Rhys Webb scored a consolation try for the Lions in the 80th minute to put some gloss on the scoreboard, but the side still face a mammoth task to claim their first series win in New Zealand since 1971.The sides meet again in Wellington next weekend. Rieko Ioane has again tormented the Lions.The 20-year-old winger, who was part of the Blues side that defeated the Lions earlier this month, scored two second-half tries as the New Zealand beat the tourists by 30-points to 15 at Eden Park.An 18th minute try from hooker Codie Taylor helped the All-Blacks build a 10-nil lead but Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien finished a flowing counter-attack for a try just before the break to get the Lions back in the game.last_img read more

2020 Premier International Night Cricket Tournament in Lauderhill

first_imgGameWeekDateTeam 1Team 2Time #11Week #6April 18, 2020PakistanIndia4:30 PM N/aN/aMay 23, 2020No GamesN/aN/a T20 Night Cricket Schedule #2Preliminary Rounds – Week #1March 7, 2020Trinidad & TobagoPakistan7:30 PM #9Week #5April 4, 2020Team USAIndia4:30 PM #4Week #2March 14, 2020IndiaJamaica7:30 PM #15Week #8May 16, 2020South Florida LegendsLauderhill Invitational XI4:30 PM #6Week #3March 21, 2020GuyanaTrinidad & Tobago7:30 PM #7Week #4March 28, 2020PakistanJamaica4:30 PM #5Week #3March 21, 2020PakistanTeam USA4:30 PM #14Week #7May 2, 2020Team USAJamaica7:30 PM #16Week #8May 16, 2020GuyanaTeam USA7:30 PM #3Week #2March 14, 2020Trinidad & TobagoTeam USA4:30 PMcenter_img LAUDERHILL, Florida – The City of Lauderhill, with the support of Mayor Ken Thurston & Commissioner Richard Campbell, hosts an International T20 Night Cricket Tournament on Saturdays starting from March 7th to June 6th at the Lauderhill Sports Park (7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313).Cricket teams from the United States, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will battle it out in a series of matches (played in the evening and night) until the final game that will decide the winner of the tournament on June 6.2020 is the 18th Year Anniversary Celebration of the tournament. CNW NETWORK is a proud sponsor of this event.View the schedule of the tournament below: #12Week #6April 18, 2020JamaicaGuyana7:30 PM #13Week #7May 2, 2020PakistanGuyana4:30 PM #8Week #4March 28, 2020IndiaTrinidad & Tobago7:30 PM N/aN/aApril 25, 2020No GamesN/aN/a #10Week #5April 4, 2020Trinidad & TobagoJamaica7:30 PM N/aN/aMay 9, 2020No GamesN/aN/a #18Week #9 (Semi-finals)May 30, 2020Number 1 SeedNumber 4 Seed7:30 PM N/aN/aApril 11, 2020No GamesN/aN/a #17Week #9 (Semi-finals)May 30, 2020Number 2 SeedNumber 3 Seed4:30 PM #1Preliminary Rounds – Week #1March 7, 2020IndiaGuyana4:30 PM #19Week #10 (Finals)June 6, 2020Winner of Game #17Winner of Game #186:00 PMlast_img read more