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Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

first_imgThe MCG will host five group games including a quarterfinal and final for the ICC World Cup 2015 Established: 1854Capacity: 100,000(approx, including standing room)Located in Yarra Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG) is the largest stadium in Australia and the 11th largest in the world. Internationally, the MCG is  remembered as the centrepiece stadium of both the 1956 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 1992 Cricket World Cup. The open-air  stadium is also one of the world’s most famous cricket venues.The stadium is known for producing well balanced pitches that provide an even contest between bat and ball. The MCG has hosted a total of 141 games with  the highest ODI total recorded as 344/8 during the ICC World XI vs ACC Asian XI clash in 2005.The MCG has been included as one of the 14 venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It will host five games including the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal and the all-important final.last_img read more

Ocean Hope Engineers Get Prison for Pollution Crimes

first_imgzoom Two Philippine engineers were sentenced to serve jail time for obstructing a US Coast Guard inspection in July 2015 aboard the cargo ship Ocean Hope at the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, according to the US Department of Justice.Cassius Samson, 52, the second engineer of the Ocean Hope, was sentenced a term of 12 months in prison followed by a year of supervised release, while Rustico Ignacio, 66, the chief engineer, was sentences to a term of nine months followed by a year of supervised release.In September 2016, both were convicted of conspiracy, violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, obstruction of justice and witness tampering, by a federal jury in Greenville, North Carolina.The evidence showed that Ignacio and Samson attempted to cover up the dumping of tons of oil sludge and machinery space bilge water into the ocean before the ship arrived in the United States. In addition, defendant Samson committed perjury at trial.Several lower-level engineering crewmembers testified at trial that Samson regularly ordered, with Ignacio’s knowledge and approval, the pumping of oily wastes into the ocean over a period of months. On at least two occasions, Samson ordered the connection of a bypass hose, or “magic pipe,” to pump tons of thick sludge directly overboard.Coast Guard inspectors and laboratory testing confirmed the presence of heavy oils in overboard discharge piping.When the vessel arrived at the Port of Wilmington, the engineers ordered subordinates to lie to Coast Guard inspectors and to cover up evidence. Chief Engineer Ignacio presented inspectors with a doctored oil record book, in which false accountings of the ship’s production and disposal of oily wastes were recorded.Also convicted at trial were Oceanic Illsabe Limited, the owner of the Ocean Hope, and Oceanfleet Shipping Limited, its managing operator. Both shipping companies are based out of Greece. Sentencing of the corporate defendants is scheduled for early January 2017.last_img read more

Stark warnings during Victoria protest against Enbridge pipeline

first_imgAPTN National NewsThey came by the hundreds to occupy the lawn of the British Columbia legislature in Victoria to voice their disgust about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.If built the pipeline will pump Alberta tar sands oil to the coast where tankers will transport the bitumen to foreign Asian markets.Opponents say the project threatens the environment and a way of life, but one woman came with an even more terrifying concern.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.last_img