What An Urban Meyer Suspension Might Look Like

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State game.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)An Urban Meyer decision at Ohio State is coming soon. The school announced this afternoon that its Board of Trustees is meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the findings of the investigation and what to do moving forward. An official announcement on Meyer’s status is expected to come on Wednesday or Thursday.Ohio State released the following statement:The investigative team will verbally share its findings to the board today in an informational briefing. The board will not deliberate or discuss any public business or make any decisions today based on the information presented during the session. Today’s briefing is to ensure that board members are adequately prepared to discuss this matter at Wednesday’s meeting.The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the “recommended punishment” for Meyer will probably be a suspension. It’s possible that the punishment could include “time served.”“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks,” The Dispatch reports.Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since Wednesday, Aug. 1. He’s missed the entirety of fall camp so far. If he were to be re-instated with no further punishment this Wednesday, it would mean he would’ve served a three-week paid suspension.If Meyer were to get suspended for a longer period of time, it would likely include a game or two. Here’s what Ohio State’s early season schedule looks like:Sept. 1 vs. Oregon StateSept. 8 vs. RutgersSept. 15 at TCUSept. 22 vs. TulaneIt’s difficult to imagine Meyer receiving more than a four-game suspension. If true, this would mean he’d return, at the latest, by the massive Sept. 29 game at Penn State.last_img read more

Navigator Scorpio’s Grounding Caused by Distraction

first_imgzoom The grounding of the Liberia registered liquefied gas carrier, Navigator Scorpio, from January 2014, was caused by distraction of the officer of the watch, investigation into the accident found.On 3 January 2014 Navigator Scorpio ran aground on Haisborough Sand in the North Sea.The vessel was undamaged by the grounding and there were no injuries or pollution; 2.5 hours later, it refloated on the rising tide.The investigation conducted by the UK Transport Ministry’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)  found that the vessel ran aground in restricted waters “after the officer of the watch had become distracted and lost positional awareness. The passage plan was incomplete and the significant effects of wind and strong tidal streams had not been properly taken into account.”MAIB said that given the proximity to danger, appropriate navigational techniques were not applied and the bridge manning was insufficient.Additionally, weaknesses in the crew’s navigation capability had been identified during an audit of the vessel, however, follow up actions were not sufficient to prevent the grounding.According to MAIB, the vessel’s managers, Bernhard Shulte Shipmanagement, have conducted a thorough investigation into the grounding and taken action to prevent recurrence.“This includes additional assessments and training for the crew of Navigator Scorpio as well as improvements to the safety management system. As a result, no safety recommendations are made in this report.”Press Releaselast_img read more