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U.S. Coast Guard helps offshore supply vessel in need

first_imgPhoto courtesy U.S. Coast Guard District 8U.S. Coast Guard crews assisted a 145-foot offshore supply vessel taking on water, near Cameron, Louisiana, early on Monday morning.At 12:00 a.m., the crew of the Candy Fleet-owned Candy Store vessel contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watch-standers to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of assistance.A Station Lake Charles 29-foot response boat-small boat crew was launched. Once on scene, the crew of the RB-S passed two dewatering pumps to the vessel and remained on scene throughout the night with the Candy Store.Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel were dispatched to the scene to investigate and respond to fuel discharge around the partially submerged vessel.last_img read more

GLL and PGL announce partnership for $50,000 PUBG tournament

first_imgGlobal Loot League (“GLL”) and production company PGL have announced a partnership that will see the Season 1 finals of GLL taking place in a LAN setting at PGL’s Bucharest studio.The top teams from both Europe and America will face off at PGL’s studios in Romania for their shot at $50,000. The competition will take place between April 20-22nd and as far as we’re aware there will be no live audience given that PGL’s studios do not have the capacity for such.The move will be PGL’s first foray into PUBG – but it’s not as if the company is unprepared. “The growth rate and interest in PUBG is unrivalled. We are extremely enthusiastic to partake in this development, pushing the boundaries within the esports world. The collaboration with GLL aligns perfectly with our mission, bringing viewers cutting-edge productions of their favourite esports worldwide,” says Silviu Stroie, CEO at PGL.The new PGL studios re able to handle up to 100 players simultaneously in a soundproof environment. In addition, the equipment used in the production is customised to “provide the best possible PUBG performance for both players and viewers”.“We are thrilled to announce this partnership. PGL has an exceptional track record in esports, and the resources needed to make this a truly amazing event. With the already existing GLL production, and the additional LAN expertise from PGL, we can offer the PUBG community something unparalleled in the Western world,” says Simon Sundén, VP and Head of Esports at GLL.Esports Insider says: Further good news for the fledgling PUBG esports scene. It remains to be seen if it will truly break the upper echelons but with more leagues popping up and studios such as PGL And OGN embracing it – it definitely helps. We’re excited to see the fresh outlook that PGL has on the game, as it has already shown its mettle in the likes of CS:GO and Dota 2.last_img read more

Broward’s Jazz Jennings ”Proud” of Her Gender Confirmation Surgery Scars

first_img“These are my scars on full display in #2019,” she captioned the bathing suit pic. “I’m proud of my scars and love my body just the way it is. I call them my battle wounds because they signify the strength and perseverance it took to finally complete my transition.” In a separate Instagram post, Jazz wrote that she endured a “major” post-surgery complication 2018.At the time, Jazz was forced to undergo a second procedure to correct the issue. Jazz first opened up about the complication during an interview with Nightline in October 2018, four months after her surgery. ‘There was just an unfortunate event and setback where things did come apart, and there was a complication,’ she said. ‘I had to come back in for another procedure, but it was just all part of the journey. The good thing though is that it was only cosmetic and external so it wasn’t too dramatic.’The unforeseen issue was caused by the hormone blockers that Jazz believes are responsible for saving her life. ‘Being on the blockers is something that I don’t regret at all. But the only, you know, downside to it was that I didn’t have enough growth down below. So there wasn’t enough tissue to work with when it came to the surgery’ she told the Daily Mail.‘And it was very challenging to find a doctor, a surgeon who was willing to perform the operation on me just because I’m such a difficult case.’As a result, the family had to seek out an innovative new treatment in the field of genital reconstruction.‘They’re using the tissue I have, the peritoneum, and also, they may take a skin graft as well. I say it’s going to be like a patchwork vagina, Franken-vagina,’ she explained at the time. Jennings, who was accepted into Harvard, has postponed her education and deferred her Harvard admission to deal with her health. She was also valedictorian of the Broward Virtual School.As she described, “It was a tough journey, but experiences like that one only make us stronger in the end. Though it can be hard at times, a positive mindset and the support of those around you can help you conquer any challenge. Thank you to all my fans who have supported me throughout the years!” Social media sensation, 19-year-old Jazz Jennings is showing off her scars as a tribute to her gender transformation struggle.The “I Am Jazz” star took to Instagram on Tuesday with an empowering message to go along with the first public photos of her surgery scars. last_img read more