Is It Possible Urban Meyer Doesn’t Believe Courtney Smith Was A Victim Of Domestic Violence?

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer in an Ohio State windbreaker.PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)Urban Meyer was suspended – not fired – by Ohio State after the school’s board of trustees spent 12 hours deliberating the findings of a two-week investigation into how he handled allegations of domestic violence against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. But Meyer has been getting trashed since the announcement – partially because of what’s in the report itself and partially because of the way he handled the press conference.Meyer, when asked what “message” he’d have for Courtney Smith, gave what many believe to be a less-than-satisfactory answer. “I have a message for everyone in this, I’m sorry we’re in this situation.”Urban Meyer probably should’ve prepared a little better for a possible question about what message he’d like to send to Courtney Smith. Because “I’m sorry we’re in this situation” is a pretty lousy message for Courtney Smith.— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) August 23, 2018Since Meyer uttered those words, countless articles have been written, suggesting that the Ohio State coach still doesn’t “get it” when it comes to domestic violence. A number also suggest that he should have been fired.But there could be another reason Meyer didn’t apologize to Courtney Smith.Maybe he just flat-out doesn’t believe she was a victim of domestic violence.To be clear, I have no idea what Meyer believes – his actions Wednesday night left us all a little confused. But if Meyer doesn’t actually believe that Zach Smith abused his wife, he wouldn’t feel the need to apologize to her. Right? He also wouldn’t feel the need to include anything about her in his opening statement. After all, if he believes she lied, then he also believes that she’s the reason he’s in this mess.In Ohio State’s report, Shelley Meyer, Urban’s wife, is reported to have contacted the police to “seek more information” about the Zach Smith investigation. She reportedly didn’t tell Urban because she had doubts about the “veracity” of her claims.OSU findings: Shelley Meyer called the Powell police to seek more information about investigation of Zach Smith. Shelley says she didn’t relay Courtney Smith’s allegations to Urban Meyer because “she had doubts about the veracity of Courtney Smith’sallegations.”— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 23, 2018During Meyer’s paid administrative leave, a number of his family members stayed active on Twitter – including his daughter Nicki. She retweeted a number of tweets in regards to Jeff Snook’s reports – including the one suggesting that both Zach Smith’s mother and Courtney Smith’s mother don’t believe that Courtney Smith was abused by Zach Smith.Some tweets Nicki Meyer retweeted during Urban's leave.Of course, Nicki Meyer and Urban Meyer aren’t the same person – and she may have just been defending her father during what was surely a tough time for their family. But there’s no evidence to suggest that any member of the Meyer family actually believes Courtney Smith – at least not at this point.Because of the legal aspect of the situation, we may never know what Meyer truly believes. But he certainly passed on an opportunity to show some remorse on Wednesday night, and that’s a little curious.last_img read more

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Large LNG Boxship Project Uncloaked

first_imgPress Release, September 10, 2014 zoom Hanjin, GTT and DNV GL have signed an agreement to jointly investigate and to develop a gas fuelled large container vessel concept equipped with membrane fuel tanks. The project partners presented the Joint Development Project (JDP) as part of the DNV GL Forum at SMM 2014 in Hamburg.The JDP partners will work together to develop a concept for sailing long distances on LNG by using technologies which are either well proven technologies (containment for LNG as cargo) or already deployed in the market (dual fuel low speed two stroke engines) and the associated systems.The concept study focusses on a 16300 TEU Container vessel designed by Hanjin Shipyard, sailing from Asia to Europe. Such a profile would mean that the vessel has to pass, at least in Europe, through a Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA), and therefore comply with the upcoming emission limitations related to sulfur.The evaluated vessel would be equipped with a dual fuel two stroke engine and two membrane tanks with a total LNG capacity of 11000 m3, which is sufficient for approx. 15000 nm. The tank size could be adjusted depending on the operating profile of the vessel and in particular the expected sailing time / distance in ECA / SECA areas.The JDP focuses on the LNG fuelling system, consisting of the bunker station, LNG fuel tanks, gas preparation and fuel supply systems. Hanjin is designing the key components of the LNG supply system; GTT is responsible for the integration of the fuel containment system; while DNV GL provides design review, hazard identification and, upon the successful completion of the project, approval in principle of the design.The Assessment of the safety performance of the gas supply system and the integration of the tank system will be the key aspects of DNV GL contribution to this cooperation.In addition to the technical aspects of this project the economic feasibility will also be evaluated, based on DNV GL’s LNG Ready Step 1 procedure.This procedure includes the evaluation of the LNG tank location and range in gas mode based on the ship’s operational profile, the outline of the necessary requirements for an LNG-ready or LNG-fuelled design and the overview of LNG availability in relevant locations.last_img read more

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