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first_img Authorities Share this article View post tag: Godavari-class May 30, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy retires INS Ganga View post tag: INS Ganga The Indian Navy’s guided missile frigate INS Ganga sailed under her own power one last time on May 27 as she entered the Mumbai harbor ahead of decommissioning.On May 28, Ganga was placed in the non-operational category and will likely be decommissioned before the end of the year, the Indian Navy said.INS Ganga is the second of three Godavari-class frigates and is being decommissioned after 32 years of service.The lead ship in the class was decommissioned in December 2015 and INS Ganga and INS Gomati are scheduled for decommissioning.INS Ganga sailed into Mumbai as an operational ship returning from a 45-day active patrol in the Arabian Sea under command of Captain NP Pradeep. View post tag: Indian Navy Indian Navy retires INS Gangalast_img read more

first_imgMali gold miner turns to off-grid solar, storage to save money, cut fuel oil use FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Kitco News:B2Gold’s board approved “one of the largest” off-grid hybrid solar/heavy fuel oil power plants to power its mine in Mali. The company made the announcement yesterday in its second-quarter results.B2Gold reported record quarterly consolidated gold production of 246,020 ounces. Consolidated gold revenues from continuing operations was $267 million on sales of 203,700 ounces.B2Gold’s solar plant will have 30 megawatts of solar generating capacity with a significant battery storage component. The company estimates the plant will reduce processing costs by 7%.“The Fekola Solar Plant will be one of the largest off-grid hybrid solar/heavy fuel oil (HFO) plants in the world,” said B2Gold in a news release. “It is expected that it will allow for three HFO generators to be shut down during daylight hours which will save about 13.1 million litres of HFO per year, at a capital cost of approximately $38 million.”The Fekola Solar Plant is scheduled for completion in August 2020 and has a four-year payback.More: ‘One of the largest’ off-grid solar plants to power B2Gold minelast_img read more

first_imgBy Rawle ToneyDENMARK-based Golden Jaguars defender, Matthew Briggs, says he’s anxious to get into action for Guyana in the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifier. Golden Jags will roar against rivals Trinidad and Tobago on October 8 in their opening Group F game at a venue to be announced in the Twin Island Republic.After their clash with the ‘Trinis’, Guyana will return home to face The Bahamas on Tuesday October 13.On November 13, Guyana will travel to St Kitts and Nevis for their third game and then host Puerto Rico three days later.The first round will be played in a single round-robin format, meaning each team will play four matches; two (at) home and two away, during the FIFA International match window.“Feels good and I’m buzzing to finally be able to play in the World Cup qualifiers especially since the last time we played in the Qualifiers, I was unable to play and now going into it off the back of our recent Gold Cup tournament is a great feeling and it shows how far our national team has come,” Briggs told Chronicle Sport in an exclusive interview.Briggs, who is currently training with Vejle Boldklub in the Denmark’s Superliga, the country’s highest league, first tasted International football for the Golden Jaguars in March of 2015.Briggs played an instrumental role in Guyana’s 2–0 win over Grenada at Guyana National Stadium on March 28, 2015. However, FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee overturned the result in favour of the men from the ‘Spice Isle’, claiming that the former Fulham FC English Premier League defender was ineligible to play for Guyana, since back then, he was yet to receive his Guyanese passport.According to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, who met and deliberated over the matter before handing down the sanction, GFF was liable for the violation of Article 5 of the regulations governing the application of the Statutes as well as Article 55 paragraph 2 of FIFA Disciplinary Code, for having fielded the player, Matthew Briggs, without holding Guyanese nationality.FIFA further noted that the match was declared a loss by forfeit by Guyana (3-0), citing FIFA Disciplinary Code. In addition, the Federation was ordered to pay a fine to the amount of 4 000 Swiss Francs.Fast forward to over four years later, Briggs returned to the National team when Guyana qualified for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.According to Briggs, being kept out by a (then) unresolved issue of eligibility for the run-up to the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers where Guyana went out following their defeat to St Vincent and the Grenadines, was very “disappointing”.“I’m happy that I can get an opportunity to once again suit up for Guyana. It’s always a pleasure. However, I know we have a chance to advance and I’m sure the guys are also excited to step out and give our best for our country,” Briggs noted. Golden Jaguars’ best run in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers came during the lead-up to the 2014 tournament in Brazil, where they had reached the penultimate round of the CONCACAF zone.It was during that run they had a memorable showing against Trinidad and Tobago on November 11, 2011 at Guyana National Stadium where Guyana had won 2-1, thanks to goals from Ricky Shakes and former English Premier League player Leon Cort.Guyana only played Puerto Rico twice at the senior level internationally, with the U.S. territory winning 2-0 in 1993, and Golden Jaguars, with a goal from defender King Solomon Austin, winning 1-0 in 2016.The clash against St Kitts and Nevis will mark the third meeting for Guyana, but it will also be the first time the two countries are clashing in a World Cup qualification tournament.last_img read more

first_imgThis past Saturday’s 5-0 victory over Minnesota State was Senior Night for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team, a tribute to the five seniors departing at the end of the season. The five players, team captain Sharon Cole, assistant captain Nikki Burish, goaltender Meghan Horras, forward Grace Hutchins and forward Cyndy Kenyon, are nearing the end of their season at Wisconsin and their honoring was much deserved.The team was also honored at the game, after having clinched the WCHA championship for the first time in the program’s history.Since clinching the conference, the Badgers are beginning to look ahead to the playoffs. Wisconsin has one final series against Ohio State before facing North Dakota in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Although North Dakota has the worst record in the conference, they are not to be underestimated.”I think [North Dakota] will be coming out hard,” Cole said. “They have nothing to lose … we know we can’t let down at all because they beat [the University of Minnesota–Duluth] the other weekend. So we’ll need to bring our A-game.”The Badgers will likely be playing hard as well in order to capitalize on their success this season, and for the seniors, they know this will be their last shot to make a run at the national title.”Well now all the other years are gone … and this is my last year to experience the highest competition I can get,” Cole said. “It is extra determination … to get to a national championship … but I think it’s also extra determination for everyone on the team.”I think a part of them realizes that the seniors on the team won’t get another chance,” she added. “But we’ve set ourselves up in a pretty good position [to win].”Fellow senior Meghan Horras, however, felt differently.”I know this my final season and the end of my career here,” Horras said. “But I’ll play same way just like any other game or any other year. I’ll just go out there and do everything that I can and all the things I always do”The leadership of these seniors is unquestionable. Cole anchors her line with junior Sara Bauer and sophomore Jinelle Zaugg. Their line has combined for 100 points this season, with Cole contributing 33.Horras is the main goalie of the team with over 1,000 minutes played. She has the best winning percentage in the conference with 14 wins compared to just two losses.Burish, meanwhile, went through some offensive struggles early in the season but has come on strong as of late. She led the way on Senior Night with a goal and two assists, giving her 22 points on the season.Hutchins and Kenyon have both contributed offensively as well, with Hutchins collecting nine points on the season, while Kenyon has collected 19.”[The seniors] are a great bunch of players,” UW head coach Mark Johnson said. “They’ve won a lot of hockey games, and they’ve been here since I started [coaching the women’s team]. They’ve had a great four years … Cole not only turned into a great hockey player, but she turned into our captain and Nikki Burish is an alternate captain. People can see what they do on they ice, but you miss more when they’re off the ice.”With the seniors leaving at the end of the season, the Badgers will look to younger players to step up and be leaders. Jessie Vetter and Christine Dufour will take over in goal, and the team will need to find a new captain and assistant captain.”Both [Vetter and Dufour] are great goaltenders,” Horras said. “They both have very different styles, and I think that will work out very well next year. Both on and off the ice they work really well together, so things are looking pretty good for next year.””There are a bunch of people who [show leadership],” Cole said. “I can’t single out a few people … not only the people with [captain and assistant captain] letters [on their uniforms] are leaders but also all those without letters are just as important in leading the team.”last_img read more