STILLWATER, OK – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns greets head coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys before their game on October 27, 2018 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas football has certainly been tested already early this season. Between relatively easy games against Louisiana Tech and Rice, Tom Herman’s Longhorns fell to LSU at home in a highly entertaining game.Things are ready to ramp back up for Texas in Week 4. On Saturday, the Longhorns welcome in the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Mike Gundy’s team may not always be a national contender, but they are generally a bear to deal with on offense.Oklahoma State is 3-0 to start the year. The Cowboys have scored at least 40 points in each of their game.Gundy’s team has bona fide stars in the backfield and out wide. Running back Chuba Hubbard has 521 yards and seven touchdowns already on the year, while receiver Tylan Wallace has been incredibly explosive, with 15 receptions for 390 yards and six touchdowns. Perhaps most importantly, quarterback Spencer Sanders has been very good in his first three starts. The freshman has completed over 67-percent of his passes, throwing for 622 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception.Entering Okie State week, Tom Herman channeled Owen Wilson in the 1998 blockbuster Armageddon to describe what it feels like to prepare for the Pokes.Via KVUE:“I’ve used the phrase before, it’s a scene from Armageddon, right? It’s the scariest environment imaginable — that’s all you had to say. You know, they have the nation’s leading rusher. They’ve got an All-American wide receiver. They have a quarterback that can not only throw it to that receiver, but is a threat with his running ability, too. It’s going to be a challenge, for sure, but you can’t sell your soul I guess to stop one because they’re so proficient in the other (areas). You just have to be sound.”Oklahoma State wasn’t expected to be a major challenger to Oklahoma and Texas at the top of the Big 12 in preseason, but they’re often a factor, and have looked very strong so far.Gundy’s team has four-straight wins in this Big 12 series. That is the longest streak in rivalry history for the program. Texas has a pretty one-sided all-time edge, 24 games to nine.[KVUE]
The scope of the design work will be both initial and basic design. The ferry is designed for sailing between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden across the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. The contract was signed today, August 4th.The new vessel is required to be innovative, efficient and environmentally sound. Wärtsilä said that its solid track record in innovative solutions and technology together with extensive experience in gas fuelled propulsion were important factors in the award of this contract.The design will also take into account the need for operational flexibility since the transport demands on this route vary from season to season. The demand for cargo transports is quite stable in the course of the year while passenger traffic peaks during the summer therefore flexibility will be important in the concept.Therefore, during peak periods the ferry will run to a tighter schedule than is required at other times when the speed can be reduced in order to save fuel costs. Ice conditions during winter months can be quite severe and therefore the design work needs also to consider the operations during harsh winters.“The project has been initiated to develop a multi-modal logistics corridor across the Gulf of Bothnia. The planning and design of the new ferry is one of the key activities in the project. Feasibility and environmental sustainability are essential cornerstones, and Wärtsilä’s experience and expertise will contribute greatly to achieving a successful solution,” says Mathias Lindström, Director, Kvarken Council and Project Leader for the Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor project.“Integrated solutions for gas fuelled vessels represents a key focus area for Wärtsilä, and is one where we clearly have a leading role in the global market. As a first step, the initial design will be finalized whereby we can start making more precise budgets and develop the project further,” says Magnus Miemois, Vice President, Ship Power Solutions at Wärtsilä.The ship design phase is scheduled to be finalised by the end of the 2nd quarter in 2015.Press Release, August 4, 2014 zoom Wärtsilä has been selected as the partner for designing a new ferry as part of the ‘Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor’ project.