Jim Konopasek, president of Maritime Design, Inc. since 1983, has recently completed and attained certification from the American Bureau of Shipping in the design and construction of LNG carriers at the ABS Shanghai, China office.Maritime Design, Inc. offers to assist Jones Act vessel owners and operators in conveying their small scale LNG fleet needs through early development to construction.Mr. Konopasek is principal owner of Maritime Design, Inc. and has been involved in the design, engineering and consulting of many specialized vessel types including general service vessels to the offshore oil industry, offshore platforms, oil tankers, heavy lift barges, oceanographic research vessels, patrol boats, cable laying ship and auto/passenger ferries.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, August 14, 2013; Image: Maritime Design
Leslassa Armour-Shillingford at Friday’s sashingThe journey to the throne in the 2013 Miss Dominica pageant has been made much easier for contestant Leslassa Armour-Shillingford who has secured full sponsorship from Auto Trade Ltd and the Anchorage Hotel. “Leslassa we feel, throughout her life has been a very determined young woman, she has had many challenges that she had to overcome and she’s done so brilliantly,” said Anchorage Hotel’s representative Yvonne Armour, at the launching ceremony on Friday January 4th.Armour, who is also Shillingford’s mother, indicated that despite suffering from scoliosis; a disorder of the spine, Leslassa has remained a very determined young woman.“We know; we are confident that she will do great things for Dominica,” Armour reiterated.Shillingford recently completed an International Baccalaureate Program in Canada through which she received various awards including: best contribution to dance, and the most prestigious senior award for fine character, scholarship and sportsmanship, Armour stated.Such accomplishments alongside her exposure and experience in promoting Dominica made her an ideal candidate worth sponsoring.(L-R): Auto Trade’s representative Lynn Delsol, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford and her mother Yvonne Armour“The picture that Leslassa has painted among many persons whom we would wish to sponsor…we feel privileged, not only Leslassa being part of the family.“Leslassa comes from a family of honest, hard working people, she has represented Dominica at trade shows, and she will continue to represent Dominica brilliantly, graciously,” stated Amour.Shillingford’s chaperone; her aunt Carla Armour noted that the despite needing financial backing to assist with the pageant, most importantly what was sought was support.“When we looked at sponsorship for Leslassa what we were looking for was support.”She explained that it was important to meet people of the community in an effort to help promote it, as well as to find an additional brand to partner with besides the family business.“We felt that it would give Leslassa more mileage, it would give them more mileage and also open up a new market for them and give her more opportunities.”Shillingford hopes to maintain a level of excellence if successful in the pageant.“I understand that if I win, when I win hopefully that I will be an ambassador of Dominica and as Ms. Armour stated I have done trade shows representing Dominica already and I believe that I can do a great job at this.“I am also a humble person and take feedback very well,” she stated.Dominica Marine Center, Elma’s shop and bar, HANS All Natural Hair Salon, Optical services Ltd are among other businesses that are also providing support and assistance to Shillingford.None of the sponsors disclosed the amount of their contributions towards Miss Armour-Shillingford.Armour-Shillingford is the third contestant to receive sponsorship for the February 8th competition.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 128 Views 5 comments EntertainmentLocalNews Another 2013 queen contestant receives sponsorship by: – January 4, 2013
The victory was the first on the senior pro circuit for Kawai, who has her eye on the 2020 Tokyo Games, where surfing will make its Olympic debut.“I’m so happy to win a big tournament like this,” Kawai said. “It (the Olympics) is three years from now, but it will be on us in a hurry. I want to improve more and more and be able to win a medal.”The 3,000 qualifying points for the win lifted Kawai to 23rd in the series rankings, a jump of 95 places. Kurokawa improved 49 notches to 28th.In the men’s competition which offered 6,000 points, Jesse Mendes of Brazil took first place, beating Australia’s Cooper Chapman in the final.Hiroto Ohara finished ninth, but that was enough to take him to second in the rankings behind Mendes. Minori Kawai, Ichinomiya Chiba Open, World Surf League, Dimity Stoyle, Hinako Kurokawa RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS CHIBA – Minori Kawai captured the Ichinomiya Chiba Open on Sunday, part of the World Surf League’s qualifying series.The 16-year-old Kawai, who came from behind to win her semifinal against Australia’s Dimity Stoyle, defeated Hinako Kurokawa 13.10-12.40 in the final. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Minori Kawai rides a wave en route to the Ichinomiya Chiba Open women’s title on Sunday. The event is a part of the World Surf League’s qualifying series. | KYODO
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: The BCCI on Tuesday told IPL franchises that the event stands “postponed indefinitely” after the lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic was extended till May 3, leaving no scope for the league to take place during its designated window. While the development hasn’t been officially announced as yet but it is learnt that the BCCI has reached out to all the stakeholders, including the eight franchises and the broadcasters, to convey that the event stands “postponed and not cancelled”.”Yes, the BCCI has intimated us that IPL has been postponed for the time being but they are hopeful of finding a window later this year as and when things normalise,” a veteran franchise official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. It is understood that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah were waiting for the government directive and once the lockdown was extended till May 3 on Tuesday, they saw no possibility of holding the IPL during its traditional April-May window.Ganguly had repeatedly made it clear that the game cannot be a priority given the crisis that the country is facing. India currently has over 10,000 positive cases with over 350 recorded deaths, making it virtually impossible for the government to lift any of the restrictions put in place last month. The IPL was supposed to be held from March 29 to May 24. However, on March 13, the BCCI announced that the league would be postponed till April 15 due to the restrictions placed on the entry of foreigners, which ruled out any international participation.The only window for an IPL in the current year would be between September and November, provided Cricket Australia and the ICC agree to reschedule the T20 World Cup. The six-month travel restrictions in Australia end on September 30 if the situation becomes normal and the World Cup is scheduled in October-November. The other option is having a curtailed IPL in six weeks between September and early October as it’s highly unlikely that the Asia Cup will happen. England are also unlikely to travel for their white-ball series in India.
Esports talent agency and media platform Rumble Gaming has signed European organisation OG Esports to its roster of clientele.Rumble Gaming represents a number of prominent esports organisations including Rogue, Lazarus, and Call of Duty League franchise London Royal Ravens.RELATED: Rumble Gaming, Family First Sports partner to bring athletes into esportsThe back-to-back The International champions are based out of Europe but will work alongside Rumble Gaming to connect with brands and esports enthusiasts in North America.Evan Kubes, President of Rumble Gaming commented: “OG is one of the most accomplished competitive esports organizations in the history of gaming. OG is a premium brand with global appeal, and we’re excited to help them further expand their reach.”OG currently competes in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and according to newly-appointed CEO JMR Luna, will look into acquiring external funding for the first time.RELATED: Behind JMR Luna’s transition from Hollywood to CEO of OGXavier Oswald, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-owner of OG Esports, added: “Our partnership with Rumble Gaming is truly a milestone for OG’s development in North America. We have a lot of fans in the US and Rumble Gaming is the perfect partner to engage brands with our unique DNA and performance-driven approach.”According to OG Esports’ official website, the organisation is currently partnered with Red Bull, SteelSeries, Secretlab, and Socios.Esports Insider says: OG boasts the highest-earning players in esports history and holds a number of records in Dota 2. As the organisation ramps up its global efforts, particularly in CS:GO, it’s wise not to go it alone. It will be interesting to see what brands OG attracts, especially those in North America vs. Europe.Read The Esports Journal
The 46th edition of Swiss Indoors was held at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland from October 26, 2015 to November 1, 2015. Swiss Indoors is a tennis tournament which is played on indoor hard courts. It was founded in 1970 and since then the tournament has been held annually. The tournament is the part of World Tour 500 Series of the ATP Tour.The tournament finished with Roger Federer winning the tournament, defeating the Spanish player, Rafael Nadal in the final, with 6-3, 5-7 and 6-3. Federer was the defending champion as he had also won the Swiss Indoors Singles title in 2014. Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares won the Swiss Indoors Doubles title against Jamie Murray and John Peers by 7-5 and 7-5. List of records at Swiss Indoors: Roger Federer holds the record for:Winning the most number single titles at Swiss Indoors: Seven timesMost consecutive single titles: Three times Most singles finals: 12 timesMost consecutive singles finals: 10 timesMost number of Swiss Indoors Singles title has been won by:Switzerland: Nine timesSweden: Six timesCzechoslovakia, Czech Republic: Six timesUnited States of America: Six timesArgentina: Five timesUnited Kingdom: Four timesGermany: Three timesFrance: Three times