By Gary WadeUniversity ofGeorgia Most clematis are deciduous and look lifeless in winter. This one is evergreen and looks good even during the winter. Plant Armand clematis in moist, well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. It does best in hardiness zones 7 to 9. It is not particularly drought tolerant, so it will require some moisture during periods of limited rainfall. It can be propagated from summer cuttings or by layering. Leaves of Armand clematis are about 3 inches long and 1 to 2.5 inches wide. Clusters of three leaves, called leaflets, emerge from a single point along the stem. Expect Armand clematis to grow 20 to 30 feet by the end of two to three growing seasons. It is not nearly as aggressive as wisteria, confederate jasmine or Carolina jessamine, which require regular pruning during the growing season to prevent them from becoming overgrown. It can be kept in bounds with light pruning after flowering and an occasional snip or two during the growing season. Because it flowers on the previous season’s growth, avoid pruning it after mid-July. Armand clematis can be grown in most areas of Georgia, except in the extreme north Georgia mountains where winter temperatures sometimes dip into the single digits. Winter protection is advised when temperatures dip into the low teens. (Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Spring flowers are an added bonus of Armand clematis. White, fragrant, star-shaped flowers appear in March in Athens, Ga., (earlier in more southern zones) and persist nearly a month. Flowers have a spicy, subtle fragrance that is not overpowering. They are about 2.5 inches across and are borne in panicles from previous season’s growth. Unlike other clematis prized for their flowers, Armand clematis (Clematis armandii) would be a great vine even if it didn’t flower. Its glossy, evergreen leaves are attractive year-round and provide visual interest to fences, arbors, trellises, walls or pergolas.
Employees were given the news at their headquarters in Banbury, England, this morning.Manor reportedly made a loss of 11 million pounds after finishing in last place in the 2016 constructors’ championship.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Watch LaVar Ball and Joel Embiid have a friendly exchange after the Lakers-76ers game Watch Lakers’ Brandon Ingram hit the game-winning 3-pointer against the Sixers Embiid was cloaked by Randle when, with 12.5 seconds, he misfired on a layup, sending the Lakers, led by Ball, the other way and onto a victory.Ingram led the Lakers with 21 points. Ball added 10 points, but filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, eight assists, four blocked shots and three turnovers.“He was great,” Walton said. “Just the way he was pushing the ball in the first half.”76ers rookie Ben Simmons logged his third career triple-double, finishing with 12 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds.“He’s a really good player,” said Ingram, who was taken one spot after Simmons in the 2016 draft. “He gets his team involved and he’s the leader of that basketball team.”Although Ingram shot just 7 for 21 from the field, the second-year forward was 2 for 3 from the perimeter and his night, of course, will be remembered for rising to the occasion in the clutch.In a jubilant locker room, Jordan Clarkson said, “(He) was wide open. If he ain’t shoot it, I probably would have slapped them dreads off his head. Look like worms up there.”Turning to Ingram, Clarkson hollered, “If you ain’t shoot that … I might have slapped those worms right off your … head. That’s it. Straight up. It’s all confidence. So I’m happy he made it, it’s big for him. He put a lot of work in this summer, so it’s good to see him come together.”In a suite above the court, LaVar cupped his hand to his right ear, waved his arms and swayed with his arms aloft.Minutes earlier, the father of the Lakers’ most closely scrutinized rookie was heavily booed during a timeout with 5:27 remaining and the Lakers leading 95-89.LaVar responded by egging the crowd on like he was a professional wrestler – one of the many hats he has worn in his brief time as a celebrity.Philadelphia fans did not reserve their jeers for parents, they also unleashed a steady stream of boos on Lonzo Ball whenever he touched the ball early in the first quarter. The No. 2 overall pick declined to work out for the 76ers, who held the No. 3 pick before trading with Boston to move up to No. 1 and draft Markelle Fultz.As he went through his first morning shootaround on the court, Ball said he had barely considered the possibility of ever suiting up for the Sixers.“I know I had a chance to,” he said, “but I never really thought about it.”When the Lakers and Sixers first met last month, Embiid exploded for 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks in a game Philadelphia won 115-109 at Staples Center.By that metric, Thursday looked like progress.“I just tried to make his catches tough so I tried to make him work for every basket,” Randle said.The Lakers have struggled with slow starts of late, but built 13-point lead in the first quarter behind a 17-4 run that included eight straight points and one reverse baseline dunk from Ingram.“It obviously feels great to get that reward at the end of the night,” Walton said. “I am more proud of the way they kept fighting, the way we have been losing. The competitive spirit and fight is still there and then doing it together.” “He was wide open,” Ingram said of Ball, “but he made the extra drive and sucked the defense in and he kicked it out. I think he made a great pass.”With Ball delivering a timely final assist to Ingram, whose shot dropped with 0.8 seconds remaining, the Lakers (9-15) snapped a five-game losing streak, started a challenging four-game trip with a win and avoided blowing another late lead.For Coach Luke Walton, watching from the sidelines, it was a game that had begun to look like the Lakers’ loss to Denver on Dec. 2, when the Nuggets scored the final 15 points to beat his team. After the Lakers built a 16-point advantage in the third quarter, the 76ers (13-11) had stormed back in the final minutes, tying it at 104 on a pair of free throws by Joel Embiid with 39.8 seconds remaining.“We got out of sorts a little bit,” Walton said. “The difference was tonight we ended up getting some stops. Once we got our stops it gave us some more opportunities, so they really took a big step tonight as far as winning in a tough environment.”Even with Julius Randle harassing Embiid in the post, the star center managed 33 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five blocked shots. Lakers’ Corey Brewer finds himself in middle of another natural disaster with Skirball fire PreviousLakers forward Larry Nance Jr., right, hugs teammate Brandon Ingram as Julius Randle watches after Ingram hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left in a 107-104 victory over the 76ers on Thursday night in Philadelphia. (Photo by Rob Carr, Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle, right, drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers Richaun Holmes, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers Richaun Holmes, front right, reacts to his dunk as Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle, left, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPhiladelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, center left, of Australia, goes up to dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, right, goes up to shoot with Philadelphia 76ers Amir Johnson, left, defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, center left, of Australia, goes up to dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball, right, goes up to shoot as Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers Brandon Ingram (14) goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle, left, goes up to shoot with Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, bottom right, of Australia, and Robert Covington, top right, trying to defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, center, of Australia, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle, left, and Kyle Kuzma, right, try to defend the shot-attempt during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, center, of Australia, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle, left, and Kyle Kuzma, right, try to defend the shot-attempt during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers Robert Covington reacts to a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers Jerryd Bayless, left, tries to steal the ball from Los Angeles Lakers Kyle Kuzma, right, but has a foul called against him during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, front right, of Cameroon, makes his move against Los Angeles Lakers Andrew Bogut, left, of Australia, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers Brandon Ingram, center, goes up for the shot as he splits between Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, front, and Jerryd Bayless, back, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, of Australia, goes up for the dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers Brandon Ingram, right, shoots a winning three-point basket over Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers Brandon Ingram, right, reacts to hitting the winning basket along with Lonzo Ball, center, and Larry Nance Jr., left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., right, hugs teammate Brandon Ingram as Julius Randle watches after Ingram hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left in a 107-104 victory over the 76ers on Thursday night in Philadelphia. (Photo by Rob Carr, Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle, right, drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers Richaun Holmes, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle, right, drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers Richaun Holmes, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)ExpandPHILADELPHIA — The ball was in his hands in the final seconds of a tie game. Had this moment come on a different night, without a couple dozen games under his belt, the rookie knows what he would have done.He would have shot it.“For sure thought about it,” Ball said. “Maybe earlier in the season I would have took it. I know I would have took it.”But with seven seconds left Thursday, he held up. He drove the baseline and when the 76ers defense swarmed him, he whipped a pass out to the perimeter to set up Brandon Ingram for the game-winning 3-pointer in a 107-104 victory at Wells Fargo Center.
FH woman celebrates first year selling sports equipment to femalesBy Anastasia MillickerKendra Boyd runs her A Chic with Stix store, which caters to female lacrosse and field hockey players only, from the top floor of her parents’ Fair Haven florist shop.FAIR HAVEN – Kendra Boyd has had a field hockey stick in her hand since middle school.The Atlantic Highlands native started playing field hockey as a youngster, gradually moving up to play at the high school level for Henry Hudson Regional High School then at the college level for the The College of New Jersey.Today Boyd is still playing but her passion for field hockey has not stopped on the field. Boyd is the founder and owner of the shop A Chic With Stix. Named after her recreational field hockey league, A Chic With Stix offers girls’ only lacrosse and field hockey equipment and apparel.Boyd, 25, said field hockey has always been her passion. She had a dream to set up a store to help educate female athletes – especially those playing field hockey and lacrosse – about finding the right equipment to help them succeed. So she set up shop above her parents’ garden shop, Boxwood Gardens, on River Road.Teaching health and physical education during the day at Carl Sandberg Middle School in Old Bridge, Boyd operates the shop in the evening with the help of her parents, Bill and Pam, and her sister, Christy.Located on the second floor of the two-story Victorian home, A Chic With Stix has a wall lined with a wide range of selections for female athletes, including lacrosse and hockey sticks of all colors and sizes, apparel in bright and fluorescent colors, shin guards and a rack of headbands decorated with lacrosse balls.Unlike large sporting good stores in the area, A Chic With Stix offers firsthand and personalized knowledge about the equipment, Boyd said.“In a large store, you order a stick or a lacrosse stick and you don’t get to try it out and sometimes people working in the large stores aren’t as knowledgeable. But here you can try out the stick and, if it’s your first time, I can show you how to properly hold it and size it,” Boyd said.Boyd also offers field hockey lessons.When the store first opened its doors a year ago, the shop initially offered only field hockey equipment. Today it has expanded its selection offering lacrosse sticks and apparel including some brands typically not offered in large sporting good stores such as Dita, Grays, Gryphon, TK, STX, Harrow, and deBeer.When first purchasing a stick, Boyd said she asks customers if they have played before. Then, based on their experience, height and athletic performance level sought, Boyd tells them the size and shows clients how to use the equipment.Kendra Boyd in her shop, A Chic with Stix, 807 River Road in Fair Haven.Hockey sticks range from $50 to $299 based on style and athletic level while lacrosse sticks range from $45 to $200 depending on brand, types of lacrosse sticks and heads. Teams can receive 10 percent discounts when they place a team order.Many local high school and middle school athletes, including those from Red Bank Regional, Rumson-Fair Haven, Red Bank Catholic and Manasquan high schools, come to try out and purchase sticks, Boyd said.Boyd attributes much of her business’ success to her parents’ and teammates’ support.Friends and members of teams have spread the word about her business by sending email messages to school athletic directors and coaches throughout New Jersey.“The girls I played with all throughout my years, alumni, and coaches at The College of New Jersey and Henry Hudson Regional High School have all been huge supporters and promoters for my store,” Boyd said.A Chic With Stix celebrated its first year anniversary in April. Boyd said the past year has brought many successes and she hopes to continue into the upcoming years.As for future plans, Boyd hopes to expand her business throughout the state by opening locations in North and South Jersey.A Chic with Stix is located at 807 River Road and is open from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.Additional information is available on the store’s website at www.achicwithstix.com.
Dave Bry is very sorry and he’s prepared to tell you why at River Road Books at 7:30 p.m. on April 11. Bry’s book, Public Apology: In Which a Man Grapples with a Lifetime of Regret One Incident at a Time, is a very funny collection of essays featuring a man (Bry himself) reckoning with a past fraught with bad decisions. Reaching back as far as grade school, Bry draws upon his experiences growing up in Little Silver and shapes his apologies into a unique memoir that remind all of us that our past can define us until we face it, one person at a time.Bry writes regularly for The Awl, a website that discusses news, politics and culture, Vibe, XXL, Spin and True/Slant. He grew up in Little Silver and currently lives in Brooklyn.Copies of Public Apology are available at River Road Books and the author event is free with the purchase of the book. Call River Road Books at 732-747-9455 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
Ironically, the Cardinals won the title against a crosstown rival, Nelson’s Overland West Tigers 8-4 last month at Queen Elizabeth Park.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The Nelson Priority Concrete Cardinals include, back row, L-R, assistant coach Ian McMillan, coach Steve Forte, head coach Tracy Hare, Alexander George, Matthew Bullen, Coach Emma Hare, assistant coach Dave Faehndrich, Felix McMillan and Max Corinth.Middle, Josh Creak, Cameron Parnell, Lukas, Faehndrich, Aiden Osika and Kelton Forte.Front, Alek McMillan and Jack Hare. The Nelson Priority Concrete Cardinals accomplished what few Heritage City teams have done in the past — win a West Kootenay Little League Minor Division title.
The evidence shows that Neanderthals were fully human, having shared genetic information with us. Why, then, do Darwin Supremacists continue to treat them as “other” than human?One clear case (among many) where paleoanthropologists have been totally wrong has been in the classification of Neanderthals as a separate species, Homo neanderthalensis. As pointed out before, this amounts to a case of historical racism. For years, there have been growing signs that these ancient humans were just as intelligent as modern humans. The clincher in the last few years, though, is that we all have Neanderthal genes in us. Clearly, any individual capable of interbreeding and carrying on fertile offspring over generations counts as a member of the same species.The following headlines show, however, that evolutionists are reluctant to give up the iconic images of “Neanderthal Man” that have decorated evolutionary books for generations, portraying our brethren as dark-skinned subhumans not as bright as Europeans. One technique to keep the myth alive is to say, ‘Well, they may have contributed genes to us, but they were disease genes.’ This is the latest slap on our fully-human ancestors who are not here to defend themselves.Neanderthals didn’t give us red hair but they certainly changed the way we sleep (The Conversation). Darren Curnoe opens his attack with a very racist image of a Neanderthal statue in Germany posed to make it look moronic. “It’s difficult to imagine why our early ancestors would have mated with them,” he says, admitting that 2% of our genome apparently came from them. “Neanderthals were a different species to us after all, and the thought of it seems distasteful to us today.”Neanderthal brains ‘grew more slowly’ (BBC News). Contrary to mounting evidence, Pallab Ghosh tries to keep Neanderthals distinct from modern humans. And yet in the body of the article, he admits to the intriguing possibility that their brains may have been “more advanced” than our own. Here’s how he treats the demise of the old picture, without pinning any blame on the evolutionists for promoting it for so long:The brutish picture of Neanderthals is an old one. In the last few years there has been growing evidence to suggest that they were a distinct human species with some small differences. Now we can say that their growth pattern is similar to ours, too.How Neanderthals Got Their Unusually Large Brains (Live Science). In light of Antonio Rosas’ team’s finding that a Neanderthal child showed delayed development like modern humans (indicating high intelligence, unlike quickly-developing primates), Charles Q. Choi finds a way to keep Darwin happy. He quotes Rosas saying, “Our main conclusion is that Neanderthals shared a common [overall] pattern of growth with modern humans, and this common pattern was possibly inherited from a common ancestor.” The Rosas paper was published in Science.Direct dating of Neanderthal remains from the site of Vindija Cave and implications for the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition (PNAS). This paper just re-dates some Neanderthal fossils that previously showed anomalously young dates. They seem happy to keep them older. “These revised dates change our interpretation of this important site and demonstrate that the Vindija Neanderthals probably did not overlap temporally with early modern humans.” So when did they interbreed? The authors don’t seem to notice that early modern humans go much further back according to new finds. See also Jean-Jacques Hublin’s commentary in PNAS on the new date, and Bob Yirka’s report on Phys.org. Yirka repeats the myth that there was no overlap.Contradicts convention on Denisovans, Neanderthals, modern humans (Science Daily). With flexible Darwin Years to play with, evolutionary paleoanthropologists play with dates to keep Neanderthals, Denisovans and ‘modern humans’ as distinct as possible. Even so, their latest model “contradicts conventional wisdom” about their relationships and dates. Evolutionists don’t mind contradicting conventional wisdom as long as contending models are just as evolutionary and never question long ages.And yet other headlines show that Neanderthals were just like us:Neanderthal Child Grew Just Like a Modern Human (National Geographic). “A 49,000-year-old skeleton supports the notion that long childhoods—thought to help nurse a larger brain—aren’t unique to Homo sapiens.” Note the subtle implication that they were still “other” than us. The article ends with other evolutionists disputing the implications drawn from the fossil, as if wishing to maintain the old view.Neanderthal boy’s skull grew like a human child’s (Phys.org). “Neanderthal brain growth may or may not be like any human population, but surely seems to fit within the normal human range,” one anthropologist admits.More traits associated with your Neandertal DNA (Medical Xpress). While admitting a substantial contribution of Neanderthal genes to the human genome, this article continues to label them Neanderthals, maintaining the racist separation of them and us. At what point are the similarities greater than the distinctions, such that maintaining a separate species name becomes useless?You May Be More ‘Neanderthal’ Than You Thought (Live Science). Even though Charles Q. Choi in this piece seems to be admitting to substantial genetic sharing between us and Neanderthals, he takes the racist position that they only gave us bad genes. “A female Neanderthal who lived in what is now Croatia 52,000 years ago is revealing that our ‘caveman’ relatives may have passed on genes that play roles in cholesterol levels, eating disorders, arthritis and other diseases today, the researchers who sequenced her genome say.” This could contribute to racist notions that less-evolved people have corrupted our genetic purity, except that they did it long ago. That means that today’s Darwin Supremacists cannot fight to eliminate them.Did Neanderthals and Modern Humans Overlap?Another key piece of evidence to blur the distinction between Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis is the revised timeline. Modern humans are now said to go back 300,000 Darwin years, overlapping the traditional Neanderthal dates significantly. Is it plausible to believe there was no interaction between groups of intelligent, migrating humans for such a long time?Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests (Science Daily). “This means that modern humans emerged earlier than previously thought,” says one paleoanthropologist. Thought by whom? By evolutionists, certainly. Biblical creationists think they emerged on Day 6 of creation week, and all variation in true humans occurred subsequently.Evolutionists in the Eugenics era used to classify living people as ‘primitive’ or closer to apes than to man. Now they do it with people who are no longer here to defend themselves. If they really think that Neanderthals were “other” than modern humans, let’s see them use CRISPR to cut out their Neanderthal genes and see if that increases their fitness.(Visited 1,647 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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zoom During a panel debate hosted by The Mission to Seafarers at Nor-Shipping event, leaders in seafarer welfare concluded that higher level of transparency is needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry.An expert panel, made up of representatives from the RAFTO Foundation, the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Norwegian OECD NCP, and Human Rights at Sea, came together to discuss the challenges associated with tackling the very real risk of modern slavery in the shipping industry, and strategies for its elimination.“The key agreement from the debate was that the shipping industry needs to increase levels of transparency when it comes to human rights,” Ben Bailey, Assistant Director of Advocacy at The Mission to Seafarers, said.Introduced in 2006, the Maritime Labour Convention has been guaranteeing seafarers the right to decent work conditions, however, seafarers can be vulnerable to exploitation and abuse when working in isolated conditions.“The term ‘human rights’ is notably absent from instruments such as the Maritime Labour Convention, leaving space for exploitative practices to be carried out by less scrupulous members of our industry,” Bailey said.Increased cross-industry collaboration and closer work with NGOs “would allow the shipping industry to create and enforce policies which reduce bonded labour, and ensure the industry is a safe and attractive career option for seafarers globally,” according to Bailey.
zoom The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center (MSC) has received its eighth application for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval.The application was submitted by South Korea-based BWMS manufacturer Techcross for the Electro-Cleen System on October 31.As explained, the MSC will review the application for compliance with US Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate.So far, BWMS type approvals have been granted to six companies including Optimarin, Alfa Laval, TeamTec Ocean Saver AS, Sunrui, Ecochlor and Erma First.Apart from Techcross, Samsung Heavy Industries is also waiting for the approval of its Purimar BWMS, MSC’s data shows.USCG MSC has also issued an updated type approval certificate to Optimarin for the company’s Optimarin OBS/OBS Ex Ballast Water Management System. As explained, the updated certificate was issued to authorize the OBS Ex model for installation in hazardous locations on US vessels, based on demonstrated compliance with 46 CFR 111.105.