FDNY EMS Chief Demoted In Wake Of Snow Response

first_img“I believe that there were some system failures that were certainly beyond his pay grade, and that he simply did not have the authority to make decisions or not make decisions,” Bahnken said. There was also an investigation into sanitation workers responsible for keeping streets plowed, a factor that created mayhem for ambulances and fire trucks during the blizzard, the report said. Delays in response times have been linked to at least three deaths, the newspaper said. The chief of New York City’s emergency medical services has been demoted because of the quality of service during last month’s snow storm, officials said. Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said in a statement John Peruggia was going to be moved to an as-yet undetermined position in the fire department, The New York Times reported Thursday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week he was “extremely dissatisfied with the way our emergency response systems performed.” Patrick Bahnken, president of the Uniformed EMT’s, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors FDNY, told the Times Peruggia was unfairly being singled out.last_img read more

Lucius: From design to first oil (Video)

first_imgAnadarko, one of the largest independent leaseholders and producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, has launched a video, or better yet, a movie, showing a long, but interesting process of bringing its Lucius development into production.The film presents the project from its early beginnings and design selection, through construction of the Lucius production platform, to its first oil in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Final Investment Decision (FID) for the project was made in December 2011.Construction of the platform was carried out in two parts: Lower, truss spar, was made by Technip in Finland, and the topside was built in Texas.The Lucius truss spar, Anadarko’s largest, is today located in 7100 feet of water, in Keathley Canyon 875, 236 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. First oil from the platform started flowing three years after the FID, in January 2015.In its first quarter results for 2015, Anadarko said it continued to ramp up production at the Lucius spar toward its design rate of 80,000 barrels of oil per day.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

ABS awards AIP for Brevik’s LNG containment system

first_imgImages: Brevik Technology ABS, a provider of maritime shipping and offshore classification services, has granted approval in principle to a new gas containment system concept designed in Norway by Brevik Technology.The containment system uses a series of independent, cylindrical IMO Type-B tanks and for the AIP was designed for application in a gas carrier of 30,000 cbm, the classification society said in a statement.In granting the AIP, ABS assessed the concept against the requirements of the International Gas Code, ABS Rules and the ABS Guide for Liquefied Gas Carriers with Independent Tanks. Since the tank design is a novel concept, a HAZID study was also performed.The AIP marks the initial approval for the tank concept and could be followed by a general design approval upon completion of a vessel’s detailed design. Final approval would involve a vessel-specific shipbuilding project, ABS said.The tank design was created by Brevik Technology, a VARD affiliate company, with the intention of lowering the cost of construction for LNG and LPG carriers while providing a solution for the small-scale transport of gas.“In creating the design, it was emphasized that no thermal induced forces were transferred from the ship to the tank and vice versa due to temperature variations,” says Øystein Kristoffersen Sæther, Managing Director, Vard Engineering Brevik. “The use of a cylindrical tank also means that the potential for damage from sloshing is low.”Brevik is in discussions with shipowners and yards for a vessel design concept including the Type B tank, which it estimates could be between 15 to 20 percent less expensive to construct than a membrane containment system for a ship of this size.last_img read more

Wismar/Christianburg whips St John’s 7-0

first_imgChristianburg/Wismar, Vergenoegen and Friendship secured easy wins when the 7th Milo Secondary Schools Football Championships continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. Christianburg/Wismar mauled St. John’s 7-0. Andre Mayers tallied a hat-trick in the 41st, 42nd and 45th minute.He was assisted by goals from Wayne Wilson, Keron Sharpe, Randy Pickering and Hiram Gilkes in the seventh, 15th, 48th and 60th minute respectively.Meanwhile, Vergenoegen dismantled Tutorial High 3-0. Rivaldo Smith, Chris Smith and Ray Adams scored in the 16th, 40th and 44th minute respectively. In another fixture, Friendship downed Ann’s Grove 2-0. Dornell McLennon and Shane Harper scored in the 37th and 52nd minute respectively.last_img read more

How Scott Brown’s ‘Broony’ celebration became infamous

first_imgOver the course of his 12 years at Celtic, Scott Brown has become a club legend.Since he signed from Hibernian in 2007, the 33-year-old has won fans over with his combative style, which has seen him pick up 18 titles to date with the Bhoys and a Scottish Football Writers Footballer of the Year award in 2017-18.As well as his ability and undoubted leadership skills, Brown’s fiery personality has also ensured that he will remain an enduring icon at Celtic Park. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Indeed, he even created his own unique celebration, which perfectly encapsulates his unique character: The Broony.What is ‘The Broony’? ‘The Broony’ was born at the home of Celtic’s Old Firm rivals, Rangers, on February 6, 2011. The teams were playing a Scottish Cup fifth-round fixture, which would finish in a 2-2 draw.During the encounter, Rangers player El-Hadji Diouf had been doing his best to win up the Celtic captain, apparently asking him how much he earned and if he knew who he was. The Senegal international attacker, who was making his Old Firm debut, was already an object of vitriol from the Hoops fans, having been fined £5,000 for spitting at a supporter while playing against the Bhoys for Liverpool in a UEFA Cup tie in 2003.Just as Celtic would get the last laugh by knocking the Reds out of that competition as they made their way to the final in Seville, Brown would gain the upper hand over his adversary at Ibrox.Neil Lennon’s side were chasing the game, 2-1 and down to 10 men after goalkeeper Fraser Forster had been dismissed shortly before the break. Things were starting to look desperate as the game ticked into its final 10 minutes, but Brown saved his side, sending a sumptuous shot into the net from outside the box after meeting a Mark Wilson cutback.Scott Brown Celtic 2018-19Before the ball had even settled in the goal, Brown stood, arms outstretched, with his face showing no emotion just inches from Diouf, who had been his nearest opponent. “As soon as it went over the line I saw Greegsy [Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor] diving and I thought: ‘He’s not getting there – I’ve done it!’” Brown later told CelticTV.“I couldn’t quite believe it myself and my next thought was: ‘Where’s Diouf?'”And it couldn’t have worked out any better to be honest.”Diouf, meanwhile, was unmoved by the celebration.Speaking to the Sun, he said: “I refused to react. Whey should I react to him? No-one knows him – I’m too big and too strong for him.”He just wants publicity because if I react then people are going to say that El-Hadji did something wrong.”Celtic went on to win the replay 1-0 a month later in Parkhead, and ultimately lifted the cup after wins over Inverness, Aberdeen and Motherwell.Brown’s celebration, though, has become his trademark on the rare occasions he finds the net and an iconic moment in Celtic’s history.The Broony chant lyricsInevitably, Celtic fans have embraced their captain’s celebration and have adopted it as a chant, often heard when playing Rangers.You can read the lyrics below:Let’s all do the Broony,Let’s all do the Broony,Na na na na,Na na na na.Let’s all do the Broony,Let’s all do the Broony,Na na na na,Na na na na.Has ‘The Broony’ been copied? Scott Brown Celtic 2016-17The Broony made a notable reappearance at Ibrox when the Glasgow giants last clashed, on December 29, 2018.However, it was not Brown who performed the move but instead was Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield. “It was on the spur of the moment. It was just one of those things,” he told Sky Sports. Pushed as to whether Brown was “OK with it”, Arfield added: “I think so. I hope so.”Can you do ‘The Broony’ of FIFA 19? Scott Brown Celtic 2018-19It is possible to do a version of the Broony on FIFA 19, although it is officially called ‘Stand Tall’.In order to perform the move when you have scored on the Xbox One version of the game, hold LT and hold RS to the left.If you are playing on PlayStation, hold down L2 and RS.This works best when you are playing as Celtic and Brown scores, though sadly El Hadji Diouf is not in the latest version of the game.last_img read more