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Dutch DMO, Damen Schelde ink MOU on naval ship design tools

first_img February 27, 2020, by Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support joint knowledge development in the field of naval ship design tools.The MOU was signed at the Kromhout barracks in Utrecht at the beginning of February. It is said to represent another step in the 100-year history of the strategic partnership between DMO and DSNS.Within the new agreement, it is now possible for the partners to exchange experiences, generic data, and design tools in order to arrive at a design solution faster and more effectively.The first example of this collaboration is the FIDES design tool, originally developed at DMO. This tool facilitates the early concept design process and uses historical data from comparable ships. This tool will be further developed with the help of the broad knowledge and data that can now be exchanged in the context of this MoU, according to Damen.“The possibilities presented by this MOU extend much further and DSNS is looking forward to investigating this together with DMO,” the shipbuilder added. navaltoday Authorities View post tag: Damencenter_img Dutch DMO, Damen Schelde ink MOU on naval ship design tools Back to overview,Home naval-today Dutch DMO, Damen Schelde ink MOU on naval ship design tools Share this articlelast_img read more


Rain reschedules Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ to tonight

first_imgFOLLOWING the rescheduling of matches from yesterday, due to the consistent rainfall, the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone will commence today at the National Cultural Centre tarmac, Mandela Avenue with 14 matches.According to an official release from tournament coordinators Three Peat Promotions, “The decision to reschedule the matches from the East Ruimveldt tarmac to the National Cultural Centre tarmac was due to the heavy rainfall which inundated the playing area and environs.”The release added, “The opening night will now witness an increase in matches from the original 10 scheduled fixtures.. 14 games will be staged on the opening night and we expect an electrifying atmosphere as the teams tussle for the early momentum heading into the latter stages of the tournament.”In the opening match at 19:00hrs, Bad-A-Yard will oppose GTI Ballers, while Broad Street will oppose Stabroek Ballers at 19:20hrs and Kingston battle North East La Penitence from 19:40hrs.At 20:00hrs, West Front Road will battle Smyth Street, while North Ruimveldt tackle Judgement Yard at 20:20hrs, Bent Street engage Norton Street from 20:40hrs and Tucville face-off with Sophia Bullies at 21:00hrs.In the eight fixtures from 21:20hrs, Channel-9 Warriors will match skills with Gaza Squad, while Alexander Village lock horns with Upsetters at 21:40hrs and Festival City battle New Market Street from 22:00hrs.In the final four fixtures, California Square oppose Queen Street Tiger Bay at 22:20hrs, East Front Road clash with Future Stars at 22:40hrs, Back Circle confront Trap Squad from 23:00hrs and Sparta Boss meet Ol Skool Ballers at 23:20hrs.The event will continue on Saturday at the Albousytown tarmac. Winners of the overall event will walk away with $500 000 and the championship trophy along with automatic qualification for the National Playoffs.The runners-up, third- and fourth-placed finishers will receive $250 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively.The event is also sponsored by Colours Boutique.last_img read more


Reading the weather: The ‘nerdy’ aspect to RotoGrinders analysis

first_img Share Share Submit StumbleUpon Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 Better Collective Spotlight: How is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Related Articles For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we take a look at the weather. Yes, you read that right. The weather is one of the ‘nerdy’ aspects of the sports analysis on, which helps its community to identify the right fantasy sports picks and place winning sports is known for presenting a wealth of information to both die-hard and more casual sports fans, but it has now taken it a step further by employing a meteorologist.To highlight the impact of its own community, RotoGrinders has tracked more than four million daily fantasy sports (DFS) entries between September 2017 and August 2018. It found that its members won over 35% of prize pools on DraftKings and FanDuel, equating to over $150m in payouts. For RotoGrinders’ users, the weather is playing an increasingly prominent part in their daily fantasy sports (DFS) selections and affiliated sports wagers. Step forward, Kevin Roth.Roth is a degreed meteorologist with a unique focus to analyse how weather impacts sports – primarily within the NFL and XFL. His work goes far beyond just making a forecast, however, as he is armed with databases on how weather has impacted games in the past, which he uses to predict impacts on games in the future. If the data shows that in the NFL an 18mph wind has led to a 20% decrease in passing yards and a 15% decrease in total scoring, Roth will project that impact on to a future game well in advance, giving RotoGrinders users an edge that hasn’t yet been reflected in betting lines. The first part of his job is getting the correct forecast out to the people. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people relying on a dated or downright wrong weather forecast,” said Roth. “All it takes is one tweet from someone glancing at their weather app, and all of a sudden the wrong forecast is going viral on social media.”This exact scenario played out in the NFL playoffs earlier this year when a prominent NFL insider tweeted a weather forecast to his 2.1 million followers highlighting “15-25mph winds and a 90% chance of rain” for a Ravens game.However, Roth was quick to jump in and relay his own forecast of much milder weather, which ended up correct. “It ended up with winds under 15mph and no rain, the weather was legitimately nice,” he recalled. “I have no idea where that 90% came from. People are making decisions and placing bets based on this weather, so you have to get it right.”Another clear example of Roth’s helping hand came in the Patriots’ first and only post season game this year, where they were favoured to win against the Titans.Roth explained: “Temperatures were in the 30s and it was a little breezy, so conditions weren’t ideal for the passing game that the Patriots rely on, as cold hands and gusty winds can cause drops and miscues on passes. By contrast, that’s not as big of an issue for a team like the Titans whose offense is committed to running the football.”Having looked at similar weather games in the past, Roth found that total scoring and passing yards had dropped 10%, while rushing yards remained unaffected. Therefore, he was able to advise RotoGrinders users to expect a lower scoring game, in which the weather advantage lay with the Titans. In the end, he was vindicated as the Patriots were beaten and the Titans mustered just 13 points, while the combined 33-point total was well under the betting total of 45.5.For more interviews and insight on Better Collective brands, click HERE.Last year, Better Collective acquired 60% of the shares in Rical LLC – the operator of news and information portals,,, and – for $21m.Better Collective also confirmed that it will acquire the remaining 40% of the shares between 2022 and 2024 at a valuation based upon an EBITDA multiple between 5x and 10x. The valuation will be determined by the future profitability of RotoGrinders and certain aspects of Better Collective’s business in the US.last_img read more