LU Hall of Honor member Bud Leonard dies

first_imgBEAUMONT — W.S. “Bud” Leonard, one of the all-time great athletes in Lamar University history, died at the age of 90.A 1974 inductee into the Cardinals Hall of Honor, Leonard was the co-captain of the 1949 Lamar College squad that would go on to win a SWJC co-championship. That team went on to be known as one of the greatest in programs history. The 1949 team claimed 10 wins to take home the title, a record which still stands as the school’s highest single-season win total for either the junior college or four-year institution.The 1949 Cardinals recorded 13 consecutive wins – a streak that began with the final four games of the 1948 campaign – and still stands as the longest streak in program history. Next UpDuring Leonard’s time in Beaumont, he was part of one of the biggest transitions in school history. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology and moved from junior college status to a state-supported four-year institution. Lamar College became the first Texas junior college to attempt that transition.Leonard’s leadership skills also transitioned into the classroom, where he was the recipient of the John E. Gray Award as the school’s top student-athlete.Leonard remained active with the university long after his playing career was over. He served the Ex-Students Association in many capacities, was a member of the university’s 50th Anniversary Committee and was an organizing member of the Fine Arts Department’s Friends of Art organization. His interest in LU athletics never faded, as he was the founding president of the Ex-Lettermen’s Association and the Cardinals Hall of Honor. He was also one of the founders of the Cardinal Club and served as its second president in 1970-71. Leonard’s legacy will continue to live on at the home of Cardinals’ football. In August 2008, university officials announced that the field at Provost Umphrey Stadium would be named in his honor — W.S. “Bud” Leonard Field.— Lamar sports informationlast_img read more

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Nigeria military to turn Sambisa forest into training ground for its…

first_imgNigeria’s military is set to turn the Sambisa forest, a former bastion of militant Islamist group Boko Haram, into a training centre for its troops.The new base will also be used as ground for testing acquired equipment before putting them into operation.The move is to prevent the militants from rebuilding a presence in the area.Last Friday, Nigeria’s military overran the militants’ last camp in the forest.Sambisa had become their main base after they lost control of urban strongholds in north-eastern Borno state in 2015.last_img

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Logistics for the energy revolution: Why shipping has a vital role…

first_imgThe latest US example shows renewable energy is becoming more cost-efficient and that the cost of building new solar and wind plants is lower than running existing coal-fired power plants. Naturally, technical developments will continue, further strengthening the case for renewables. Why RoRo make sense for breakbulk cargo Historically, the difference in cost between renewable energy and fossil fuels has been too great to support a shift to green energy. But with new and innovative technology coming onto the market, we’re now seeing a big change. Renewable energy is necessary for a sustainable future – green partnerships between cargo owners and transportation providers will also help to make that future a reality. It’s widely reported that radical change is taking place in the energy sector. But why is maritime such a green logistics choice for the major players? Stefan Kjellström, vice president for breakbulk and pricing at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, investigates. China and India ramp up in renewables race This is forcing manufacturers and engineers to think about logistics in new ways – with dismantled transportation one option. This technologically superior and sensitive equipment needs to be carefully handled and transported using a limited number of lifts to avoid damage. The logistics challenges ahead will require experience, global reach, and local support, as well as tailored equipment to ensure efficient and secure transportation. (Source: Wallenius Wilhelmsen) (Image Courtesy: Wallenius Wilhelmsen) As industries focus on sustainable technology, they must also take into account responsible and sustainable transportation. Author: Baibhav Mishra Everyone knows that global trade and maritime transportation are fundamental to sustaining economic growth. But maritime transportation will also become indispensable when for maintaining a sustainable global economy. It’s the most environmentally-sound mode of mass transport, both in terms of energy efficiency and pollution prevention. By: Stefan Kjellström, Vice president for breakbulk and pricing at Wallenius Wilhelmsen A good example is Kamuthi – a single plant in India that powers more than 150,000 homes. Likewise, the Gansu wind farm in China is targeting a staggering 20 gigawatts capacity by 2020. In Europe, there are plans for offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 100 gigawatts. Within the shipping industry, responsible shipping lines should strive to continuously minimise their environmental footprint through innovative technology and sophisticated engineering. Vessel design should mirror this. With digital transformation a key part of the fourth industrial revolution, big data is being used to track and control vessel performance, which should in turn lead to a lower CO2 footprint. These developments – in combination with technical innovations – mean that it’s only natural that some of the equipment for these projects is growing in size. Turbines are moving towards 1,000 tonnes in weight and some giant solar panels are now too big for transportation in containers. Around the globe, huge wind and solar energy farms are being built. China and India are at the forefront, competing to run the world’s largest renewable power plants. Sea News, August 13last_img read more

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‘The best right-back in the world!’ – Twitter lauds Arsenal defender’s performance

first_img Hector Bellerin played a key part in Arsenal’s second goal Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil may have scored the goals in Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich, but Hector Bellerin stole the show on Twitter. The young Spanish defender is said to be quicker than team-mate Theo Walcott and he showed what he is all about when he made a rapid sprint down the right-hand side to assist Ozil for the Gunners’ second goal. He also showed his defensive capabilities against Bayern’s constantly-rotating attack, including Douglas Costa and Thomas Muller. As usual, Twitter reacted and Crystal Palace attacker Yannick Bolasie lead the way in showing admiration for 20-year-old Bellerin… 1last_img

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