Oklahoma Getting Criticized For Uniform Choice vs. Texas

first_imgoklahoma quarterback kyler murray warms upMORGANTOWN, WV – NOVEMBER 23: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers on November 23, 2018 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Entering the rematch between Oklahoma and Texas, the Sooners knew strategic adjustments were going to be made. However, they also decided to change their uniforms for this game as well, and clearly those watching the Big-12 Championship aren’t thrilled about it.Instead of using its regular home jerseys, Oklahoma decided to go with the ‘Rough Rider’ alternate uniforms.Well, it’s not sitting well with the audience, and they are now criticizing the Sooners for this decision on Twitter. Even Chris Vannini of The Athletic chimed in on the conversation.Man, Oklahoma. You’ve got one of the cleanest road uniforms in CFB, iconic. The alternate stuff is disappointing.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) December 1, 2018To be completely honest, it’s quite surprising that many people are furious over the Sooners’ uniforms. Besides, they are 4-0 when wearing these alternates.However, an undefeated record in these jerseys won’t stop fans from trolling Oklahoma.Oklahoma in their alternate uniforms vs Texas pic.twitter.com/ykex4iVTbl— Darren (@djohn90) December 1, 2018There are no lines that won’t be crossed by football fans.These Oklahoma uniforms are sooooo ugly. Why? The burnt tree print is just not a good look. pic.twitter.com/N8MRlsnL9e— Will Baizer (@WillBaizer) December 1, 2018The Sooners currently trail 7-0 to the Longhorns, but Kyler Murray is leading an impressive first drive for Oklahoma.The game is on ABC.last_img read more

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Ports of Auckland to Start Terminal Automation

first_imgzoom New Zealand’s container port Ports of Auckland is preparing to start works to partially automate its container terminal, which would make it the country’s first port and the third straddle carrier terminal in the world to automate.When complete in 2019, automated straddle carriers will be used to load and unload trucks and operate the container yard.Manually-driven straddle carriers will continue to work between the yard and ship-to-shore cranes.“This is a game changer for us. We need more container terminal capacity but we can’t expand through reclamation, so we have to go up. Automation allows us to do that safely and efficiently,” Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson said.With this stage of automation, the port’s terminal capacity is expected to increase from some 900,000 TEU to 1.6-1.7 million TEU annually.Gibson added that automated straddle carriers would use up to 10% less fuel, reducing the port’s carbon footprint.The announcement comes after a year of consultation with staff and unions and detailed studies to prove the concept’s safety and effectiveness.As a result of automation, around 50 stevedores would lose their jobs.However, the port authority claims that, as the project would take around three years to implement, there would be enough time to manage the job cuts through normal staff turnover and retirement.last_img read more

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