South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Norway-based classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement focused on the development of new LNG carrier designs.The contract was inked at the DNV GL Group head office in Høvik during Nor-Shipping, a maritime trade fair being held in Oslo from May 30 to June 2.The JDP aims to develop two 30K LNG carrier designs, one with membrane type LNG tanks and one with type-C (pressurized) LNG tanks.The scope of the JDP covers the design review, safety analysis, market research, various structural and safety evaluations, and if successful will culminate in the award of an approval in principle (AiP) from DNV GL, according to the classification society.“The present business environment requires that the shipping industry moves further towards eco-friendly operations due to environmental concerns, recent international regulations, as well as rises in fuel oil prices,” Mun-Keun Ha, Senior Executive Vice President of SHI, said.“This new joint development project between DNV GL and SHI will improve the business strategies of both parties,” he added.“We are very pleased that SHI has chosen us to participate in the project…Offering owners and operators more options to manage their operations more efficiently and sustainably is important in today’s extremely competitive market. We look forward to the further development of the design and its future success,” Tommy Bjørnsen, DNV GL’s Regional Manager Maritime Korea & Japan, commented.As informed, the idea for a 30K LNG carrier originates from SHI’s own research. Namely, SHI decided to develop both membrane and type C designs in parallel to give owners more options and expects that some owners may opt for type-C tanks on smaller tonnage, as is common in LNG bunkering vessels.
Martha Jean (Hamlin) Thomas, age 66, of Brookville, Indiana died Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born July 31, 1952 in Middletown, Ohio, she was one of three children born to the late James Edward & Wanda Mae (Lowe) Hamlin. She was a Veteran of the United States Navy, having served as a Hospital Corpsman from October 1970 until her Honorable Discharge in April 1974, during the Vietnam era. On December 7, 1979 she was united in marriage to Jim C. Thomas and he survives.A homemaker, she enjoyed reading, being outdoors, camping, her pets, as well as visiting with her friends and family.Besides Jim, her loving husband of 39 years, survivors include a daughter, Julianne (Bill) Hodge of Metamora, Indiana, a son, Jesse (Cynthia) Thomas of Austin, Texas, as well as brother, Daniel E. Hamlin of Monroe, Ohio.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James W. Hamlin.Family & friends may visit from 1 until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Carlisle Community Church, 780 Fairview Drive, Franklin, Ohio, 45005.Kevin Noah will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, December 15, 2018; 2:00 P.M., at Carlisle Community Church in Franklin, Ohio. Burial with full military honors by the Franklin Post #7596 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will follow in New Jersey Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Carlisle.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thomas family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence to the family visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com
The 39th staging of the INSPORTS All-Age and Junior High Athletics Championships was launched at the National Stadium’s hospitality room on April 20, 2017 with several noted highlights.Sixteen schools are registered to compete in the three-day event, which starts April 26 at the National Stadium East. This is a reduction from the 24 schools that took part last year, won by Windward Road Primary and Junior High.The event this year will be free to the public, with action beginning 9 a.m. each day. However, spectators are being urged to abide by the strict guidelines of the organisers and Independence Park Limited (IPL) – operators of the National Stadium complex.Over the years, the number of participating schools has been dwindling due to the fact that all-age and junior high schools are being phased out by the Government under a policy initiative.Still, there are over 80 such institutions across the island, noted Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who announced a $500,000 allocation to be shared among the competing teams.In her presentation as the guest speaker, the minister urged the Institute of Sports to do more to attract more schools to the championships.SCHOOL PARTICIPATION”My understanding is there are some 84 all-age/junior high institutions across the island, and INSPORTS must do everything in its powers, getting as many of these schools participating. So, next year, we must see the majority of these schools competing,” said the minister.Meantime, administrative director (ad interim), Mr Renardo Smith, says the agency is undergoing a transformation and will improve its outlook going forward.Speaking publicly for the first time as the administrative director, Smith said: “Though the challenge may be difficult, it is not insurmountable, but will require the full cooperation from all stakeholders involve in the transformation process, which has started.”Fourth vice-president of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA), Vilma Charlton, cautioned coaches against overworking athletes.”We applaud the schools that now employ qualified coaches and physical education teachers, as only they understand the level of training that children at this age ought to be undergoing. Therefore, teachers and coaches, please be reminded that the children are still growing and that you can inflict unnecessary damage or injury, which, most times, they never get over,” said Charlton, who is an Olympian.Education officer for physical education, Elton Johnson, highlighted the importance of physical education and human development in creating well-rounded student athletes.