World’s Smallest Island Country Joins IMO

first_imgThe International Maritime Organization (IMO) has welcomed a new member, the Republic of Nauru.On May 14, 2018, Nauru deposited its instrument of acceptance to the IMO Convention with the United Nations depositary – becoming IMO’s 174th member state.With an area of 21 square kilometers, Nauru is the world’s smallest island nation with a population of just under 10,000 inhabitants. This developing country is situated north-east of Australia, some 42 kilometers south of the equator.In a separate announcement, the IMO informed that Monaco has acceded to the IMO treaty covering emissions from ship exhausts and energy efficiency (MARPOL Annex VI).The instrument limits the main air pollutants contained in ships exhaust gas, including sulfur oxides and nitrous oxides, and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone-depleting substances. It also includes energy-efficiency measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.Formally established in 1948, the IMO is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.last_img read more

AnnaMarie Gatti tosses her first shutout of the year in 7-0 victory over Niagara

first_img Published on April 18, 2017 at 11:43 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary In the seventh inning, AnnaMarie Gatti slumped her shoulders as the Niagara runner trotted to first base. The next pitch, she threw a ball and quickly called time. Confused, redshirt junior catcher Olivia Martinez, ran up to meet her in the circle. Gatti stood with her for a second, took a breath and sent Martinez back to the plate.Gatti took care of the rest.“She came up to me and asked why I called time,” Gatti said. “I told her I just walked a batter and I wanted a break. I just picked up some dirt and tossed it and she said, ‘Alright, let’s just attack this next batter.’”Gatti, a junior right-hander, shut out Niagara (12-18, 3-5 Metro Atlantic) Tuesday night at SU Softball Stadium. Syracuse’s (25-16, 6-9 Atlantic Coast) 7-0 victory marked Gatti’s first shutout of the year. She struck out seven — one short of her season high. Gatti improved to 7-5 and lowered her ERA to 3.25. It’s her fourth complete game this season.“We needed this win, now more than ever,” Gatti said. “After the loss, I did everything in my power.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFaith Cain homered in the second inning and that was all that the Orange needed to secure the victory.Martinez mentioned that Gatti has been working on changing her windup as the season progressed. Gatti worked on perfecting the timing of her delivery. Her goal coming into the game was to make sure that she attacked batters and walked few.Freshman left-hander Alexa Romero, who started the first game of the double header for the Orange, quietly played a role of her own in Gatti’s performance. Gatti acknowledged that Romero’s dominant play this season has motivated her to elevate her own game in moments like this.“I was talking to her in the dugout, I told her this game is because (Romero) pushes me and makes me want to be better,” Gatti said.Martinez has seen first-hand how Gatti has developed as the season has progressed.  Her style of catching plays into Gatti’s strengths as a down-ball pitcher. Gatti said her ball was biting a lot more on Tuesday than it has this season.Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch saw a different player in Gatti. On Monday, Bosch told Gatti what pitches she’s thrown, her strike percentages for each and what pitches she need to work on. It worked.“She took it to heart,” Bosch said. “That was her first shutout in a while. That’s something to look forward to.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more