Telford Offshore Adds Seven Vessels to Its Fleet

first_imgTelford Offshore has acquired an additional DP3 pipelay and accommodation vessel, and six offshore support vessels following a legal settlement between Sea Trucks Group (STGL in liquidation) and West African Ventures (WAV).The transaction allows Telford to grow and diversify its global offering, bringing its DP3 fleet numbers to five, the company said.The DP3 vessel, Jascon 30, is set to be dry docked in the coming months and upgraded in preparation for utilization under its new name, Telford 30. The vessel will be ready for deployment later in 2019.Meanwhile, the six offshore support vessels, which are all anchor handlers, will be deployed in Nigeria with Telford’s partner Afrimarine Charters.Fraser Moore, Telford Offshore chief executive officer, said: “Adding to our fleet with these seven assets allows Telford to further enhance our presence in West Africa and elsewhere. The Telford 30 in particular will offer a unique combination of DP pipelay, moored pipelay, heavy lift and accommodation support from one asset. Telford is now even better placed to support IOCs and other contractors by offering cost effective multifunctional vessel solutions across a range of project activities.”Ivan Coyard, Telford Offshore chief financial officer, added: “We are pleased to see the settlement enacted after two years of litigation, allowing Telford Offshore to manage and operate a larger asset base and to further build and develop the group. We will have a larger asset base, stronger balance sheet with no additional debt.”last_img read more

Super Bowl Champion Urges His State to Reject Right-to-Die Legislation

first_imgDaily Signal 11 March 2015The right-to-die debate is ramping up across the nation as a number of states consider passing legislation that would allow terminally ill adults to take their own life.Among them is Maryland, where lawmakers Tuesday heard emotional testimony from former Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance, who said he’s enjoyed some of the most meaningful years of his life while terminally ill.“I did not create my life, so I have no right to negate my life,” Brigance stated in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Since being diagnosed, I have done a greater good for society in eight years, than in my 37 years on earth.”Brigance has been battling ALS—also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease—for eight years.Once a 2000 Super Bowl champion, Brigance is now confined to a wheelchair.He urged lawmakers to reject Maryland’s Richard E. Israel and Roger “Pip” Moyer Death With Dignity Act, introduced by Sen. Ron Young and Del. Shane Pendergrass, both Democrats.The legislation, he wrote, would “devalue the lives and possible future contributions of Marylanders.”Brigance’s story juxtaposes that of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer, who took her own life last November.http://dailysignal.com/2015/03/11/this-super-bowl-champion-is-urging-his-state-to-reject-right-to-die-legislation/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=morningbell&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoivajPZKXonjHpfsX67uUkXaS1hYkz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMSsZgN6%2BTFAwTG5toziV8R7jHKM1t0sEQWBHmlast_img read more

Three arrested after report of shots fired

first_imgColumbus, IN—Three suspects were arrested on several charges after officers received a report of shots fired at a Columbus apartment complex early Thursday morning and later recovered a large amount of drugs and currency.  At approximately 1:10 a.m., CPD officers responded to an apartment in the 2400 block of Charleston Place in regards to a shots fired call.The arriving officers observed several bullet holes in two nearby apartments and requested additional law enforcement resources to respond.The officers began evacuating residents from the apartment building and contact was eventually made with Papa M. Sylla, 24, a resident of one of the apartments that had been shot into.  Sylla advised that he had been inside his apartment with Alhadj Diaw, 25, of Columbus as well as Kedisha Brown, 21, of Columbus when several men wearing ski masks attempted to push their way into his apartment.  Sylla advised that several shots were fired into his apartment door a short time later.  Sylla reported that nobody inside the apartment was struck by gunfire.Officers eventually made contact with Diaw and Brown and negotiated their exit from the apartment.  The officers later secured a search warrant for the apartment and located hundreds of THC vape cartridges, approximately two pounds of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms, as well as over $13,000.00 in cash.Investigators signed the formal charges on the persons listed below:Papa Massogui Sylla: Dealing in Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled SubstanceAlhadj Babacar Diaw: Dealing in Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled SubstanceKedisha Leann Brown: Visiting a Common Nuisancelast_img read more

Lipscomb looks to extend streak vs N. Fla.

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 21, 2020 Lipscomb looks to extend streak vs N. Fla. Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLipscomb (13-14, 8-6) vs. North Florida (18-11, 11-3)UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida; Saturday, 5 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Lipscomb looks for its sixth straight conference win against North Florida. Lipscomb’s last Atlantic Sun loss came against the Stetson Hatters 55-53 on Feb. 1. North Florida lost 82-77 to Liberty in its most recent game. TALE OF TWO ROSTERS: North Florida has depended on senior leadership while Lipscomb has been fueled heavily by freshmen this year. Seniors Ivan Gandia-Rosa, Garrett Sams, Wajid Aminu and JT Escobar have combined to account for 63 percent of North Florida’s scoring this season and 67 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. On the other hand, freshmen Ahsan Asadullah, Michael Buckland and KJ Johnson have scored 54 percent of the team’s points this year and 73 percent of all Bisons points over their last five.KEY FACILITATOR: Asadullah has made or assisted on 50 percent of all Lipscomb field goals over the last five games. Asadullah has accounted for 48 field goals and 18 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 75: Lipscomb is 0-8 when it allows at least 75 points and 13-6 when it holds opponents to less than 75.WINNING WHEN: North Florida is a sterling 8-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41.8 percent or less. The Ospreys are 10-11 when they let opponents to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: Lipscomb and North Florida are the class of the Atlantic Sun when it comes to scoring. The Bisons are ranked second in the conference with 70.6 points per game while the Ospreys are first at 77.7 per game.last_img read more

Ailing Badgers remain steady in rankings

first_img“And we would all go down together,” the gentle serenading chorus of Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon,” has become a startling summation of the Wisconsin women’s tennis team’s health of late.With four starting players — literally half of the squad’s entire roster — either currently ill or on the sniffling rebound, the Badgers are struggling to fall into a spring rhythm as they battle a lineup that garners a new monkey wrench with every emerging flu-like symptom.”Certainly, I think … we’ve been facing some adversity, and ultimately, I think we’ll be better off for it,” head coach Patti Henderson said of the team’s health spat. “When we’re 100 percent healthy, which we will be at some point this season, it will give us some added confidence.”Thus far this season, the team’s top four players — Caitlin Burke, Nicole Beck, Kaylan Caiati and Chelsea Nusslock — have all spent at least one match on the sideline as a result of their various medical afflictions. And heading into this weekend’s home match against DePaul, it remains unclear which of those athletes will be able to compete at 100 percent, while the possibility looms that at least one won’t be able to take to the singles court at all.”I’d rather have it now than in the middle of the Big Ten season or the Big Ten tournament,” the team’s only senior, Lexi Goldin, said of coping with the depleted lineup.Still, key team members have enjoyed a certain level of success despite having to deal with coughing spats on the court. Most recently, after sitting out last Friday’s match against Brigham Young University due to illness, the team’s ace, Burke, managed a spectacular 6-4, 6-4 win over her highly ranked Notre Dame opponent Sunday. Rank and File: The new Division I collegiate tennis team rankings came out Tuesday, and the Badgers, despite a duo of losses over the weekend during which the squad claimed only one of 14 possible points, have stayed steady at the No. 51 spot in the country.”Outside of Western Michigan, every other loss we have — most of them are [top 20,]” Henderson said. “We have a tough strength of schedule; we have wins over teams that we’re supposed to beat.”Moreover, Henderson is quick to note that with the fierce schedule the Badgers have worked thus far, so much as a single victory could have catapulted the team into the 30s on the national poll. And while such may seem a fantastical wish based on some rather bleak box scores, numerous matches have been much closer this spring than the statistics tend to indicate.Various Badger defeats have come only after tandems of lengthy deuces and doubles points that easily could have fallen to Wisconsin’s advantage with a difference bounce of the ball.Still, the team has always been inclined to shrug off early season rankings and the current No. 51 spot is no exception.”It’s the Big Ten season that counts,” Goldin says of the squad’s forthcoming conference slate. “Qualifying for NCAAs is realistic.”And Goldin is also quick to point to the same weighty competition Henderson makes note of, pointing out that tough losses to a few highly-ranked opponents — especially with Wisconsin fighting a depleted roster — may turn to the team’s advantage by season’s end.”Both the teams we lost to [last weekend] … were good experiences,” Goldin said. “They’re not going to hurt you [in the rankings] if you lose, and they’re only going to make you better.”last_img read more

Big East : High school teammates Smith, Bailey shine at West Virginia

first_img Published on October 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img When Damon Cogdell tunes in to watch his alma mater, West Virginia, every Saturday, memories of the glory days come rushing back.Rather than remembering his time playing linebacker for the Mountaineers, though, the Miramar (Fla.) High School head coach has visions of Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey lighting up the scoreboard for the MHS Patriots from 2007-08.‘It’s always like déjà vu to watch them kids out there playing with each other again,’ Cogdell said. ‘It’s almost like living up the high school days. The only thing about it now is they’ve got national notoriety right now, and everybody knows about them.’The nation already knew about Smith — who had established himself as a top quarterback in the Big East and a dark horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy — coming into 2011. But Bailey, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver with just 24 career catches, was still an unknown in college football. Five games into the season for the Mountaineers (4-1, 0-0 Big East), Bailey has made a name for himself catching passes from his old high school quarterback.Bailey has already surpassed his production from last season, hauling in 27 balls for 456 yards and three touchdowns. He is currently second on the team and in the Big East in receiving yards behind Tavon Austin, and he has had three straight games of more than 100 yards receiving. Bailey has become a consistent pass-catching threat in his second season as a starter and his first in new head coach Dana Holgorsen’s spread offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe foundation for Bailey’s success in making big plays at West Virginia began to form at Miami (Fla.) Carol City High School under head coach Walt Frazier.Midway through his freshman year, Bailey moved from the junior varsity squad to varsity after a number of players suffered injuries. He had shown Frazier enough on JV and had the talent to handle the sudden jump.‘He did a good job stepping up for the first time, and he played quite a bit,’ Frazier said. ‘It was just a matter of him adjusting to playing with bigger and older and more talented kids. He made the adjustment well.’Having already made the adjustment to the varsity level as a freshman, Bailey came back as a sophomore and led the team in receiving, Frazier said. The head coach was particularly impressed by Bailey’s ability to pick up yards after the catch even though he hadn’t fully developed physically.Frazier said Bailey kept to himself and wasn’t flashy. He was a ‘silent killer’ who did his job and let his play on the field do the talking.So when the quiet sophomore made a grab on a crossing route and reversed direction in the same motion — leaving his defender standing flat-footed — the entire coaching staff and Carol City fan base realized he was a special player, as Bailey scampered 50 yards for a touchdown.‘For him to make that kind of maneuver and move that he made in that particular play kind of opened a lot of people’s eyes about this kid, especially with him being a 10th grader,’ Frazier said.But before the school year ended, Bailey transferred from Carol City to Miramar, where he would quickly form a bond with Smith.Cogdell, the Miramar head coach, said the two were best friends on and off the field. They would go down to the field to run routes together on their own and were always together in school.‘Where you saw Eugene (Geno Smith), you saw Stedman,’ Cogdell said. ‘So those two always stood together on and off the field, so they have a real good bond and communication with one another.’The head coach still remembers the first game the pair played together at Miramar. Bailey and Smith connected for multiple touchdowns in a 48-20 rout of Monsignor Pace. It was the first batch of many touchdowns they would hook up during the course of two seasons with the Patriots.It’s something Bailey said they have continued at West Virginia.Bailey said Smith is confident enough to throw a ball up for him to make a play and that the quarterback trusts him in key situations. Even when Smith isn’t looking for Bailey, he still often finds him.When plays break down, Smith knows where Bailey is on the field and uses that connection to escape trouble. Bailey said those situations have unfolded in almost every game this season.‘Somehow, something where wherever the ball’s supposed to go isn’t open,’ Bailey said, ‘and he’ll somehow turn and get his head back around to where I am and hook up for a pass.’Cogdell said it has been exciting for the Miramar community to follow Bailey and Smith as they make headlines at West Virginia. With each touchdown catch, they bring back memories of the 2007-08 seasons for the Patriots.‘Touchdown after touchdown, catch after catch, like a lot of teachers next to me, we’re all laughing about saying, ‘Here we go again Miramar against XYZ,” Cogdell said.Big East identifies targets for expansion after meeting on SundayThe presidents of the remaining Big East schools met on Sunday in Washington, D.C., and gave conference commissioner John Marinatto permission to ‘aggressively pursue’ new members to replace Syracuse and Pittsburgh. According to The Boston Globe, the conference wants to expand to 10 football teams. The leading candidates for football are Southern Methodist, Central Florida, Navy and Temple, according to the report. Air Force, which was previously thought to be a top choice, is now only a ‘remote’ possibility.rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

William Hill remodelled for strong 2019 prospects

first_imgShare FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc has this morning published its pre-close 2018 trading statement (53-week period to 1 January 2019), detailing that results will be in-line with its previously announced ‘adjusted 2018 corporate guidance’.William Hill expects to declare operating profits of circa £234 million, in line with governance’s adjusted profit range £225-245 million, which was announced last November, as William Hill trading was set-back by a tougher UK regulatory environment undertaking numerous retail adjustments.Despite the setbacks, William Hill governance brands 2018 as a transformative year for its business, in which its digital division delivered solid underlying growth, with the betting group significantly expanding its US market profile, becoming active within seven states.Further to publishing its pre-close trading statement, William Hill has this morning announced that its €270 million acquisition of Stockholm-listed MRG Group has been accepted by shareholders, with governance expected to close the deal by the end of the month.Updating investors, Philip Bowcock, Group Chief Executive of William Hill, commented: “2018 was a pivotal year for both William Hill and the wider industry.“We now have greater clarity around the key challenges and opportunities for our business. In 2019 we will remodel our Retail offer while building a digitally-led international business, underpinned by a sustainable approach as part of our Nobody Harmed ambition. With rapid expansion underway in the US, building on profitable foundations, and the acquisition of Mr Green nearing completion, we look forward to making further progress this year.”The FTSE bookmaker will announce its 2018 full-year results on Friday 1 March 2019. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more

Has Manny Machado been the ‘big difference-maker’ the Dodgers expected?

first_imgCINCINNATI — When the Dodgers acquired Manny Machado in late July, GM Farhan Zaidi called him “a big difference-maker and potentially the biggest difference-maker who was going to be available going into this trade deadline.”The 26-year-old Machado certainly had the highest profile of any player traded this season – and came at the highest cost: a package of five prospects including outfielder Yusniel Diaz). But his impact hasn’t matched that profile or cost.Going into Tuesday’s game, Machado had batted .274 with nine home runs, 24 RBIs and an .829 OPS in 47 games as a Dodger. They are nice numbers – but he has shed 40 points in batting average and over 130 in OPS since leaving the hitter-friendly park and low-expectation atmosphere of Baltimore.Asked about Machado’s impact since joining the Dodgers, Manager Dave Roberts came close to acknowledging Machado has not met expectations. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “I don’t know if that’s from changing teams. I don’t know. But that’s for me a simple way to look at it.”In the simplest measure, Machado has not made a positive difference in the Dodgers’ record. They were 10 games over .500 when Machado arrived from Baltimore and went 25-23 with him before Tuesday.JUSTIN TIMEThird baseman Justin Turner was not in the starting lineup Tuesday for the first time since Aug. 12 (the game before Roberts moved Turner to second in the batting order, flipping him with Machado). Since the All-Star break, Turner has the highest batting average in the majors (.376) and an on-base percentage (.471) and OPS (1.163) second only to Mike Trout – making it difficult for Roberts to leave him out of the lineup.“Very,” Roberts said. “Because you know that you’re always better when he’s in the lineup. But I think part of the reason why, over the last few years, we’ve been able to keep him healthy – at least as far as muscular things – is we’ve managed his workload. Colorado, the after-effects of that, and understanding we have a lot of baseball still to play, to just give him a day here and kind of run him out the rest of the season – I think makes it more feasible.”Turner was on base six times in Sunday’s game at Coors Field and Roberts acknowledged Turner was “showing signs of fatigue” from that effort.“He’s not going to admit it,” Roberts said. “But there’s a high workload.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Ross Stripling, 8-3, 2.61 ERA) at Reds (RHP Anthony DeSclafani, 7-4, 4.56 ERA), Wednesday, 9:35 a.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “Well, we’ve said it from the beginning – you get a marquee player like Manny, there are certain expectations he has for himself, that people have for him,” Roberts said. “Then you look at in practice, what happens when the game is played. It’s a collective effort for all of us to win baseball games and score runs offensively.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“I think for me right now he knows that there’s more in there. We know it. There’s still a lot of baseball left to be played and he’s helped us win a lot of baseball games.”Asked last month if he was feeling the weight of those expectations, Machado deflected the suggestion, saying “those are excuses to me.”Roberts would not offer an opinion on whether Machado’s dropoff in production since the trade is a result of that pressure to be “a big difference-maker” or to burnish his reputation heading into free agency. Instead, he focused on practical evaluation of Machado’s performance.“The biggest hurdle, in my opinion, is really trying not to be too impatient,” Roberts said. “For me, when I see him use the big part of the field, stay in the strike zone, he’s very, very dangerous. When I see him be overly aggressive and go out of the strike zone, he’s pitchable.last_img read more

Paul Pierce to LeBron James, Lakers: ‘Y’all need more than Zion Williamson’

first_imgPierce has been harsh on the Lakers since their season started to spiral out of control. Last month, Pierce said the Lakers should shut down James to preserve him for next season.James, however, has continued to play and play well down the stretch. Just last week he had a triple-double against the Kings and said afterward (via ESPN.com): “I know we’re out the playoff race, but if I’m on the court, I’m going to play how I play, and I play to win. … I owe it to myself, and obviously with the fans continuing to show up, they know we’re not making the playoffs; by me owing it to myself, it automatically gives to our fans when I’m out on the floor.” Related News The Lakers are eliminated from playoff contention and could (chances are slim) win the NBA Draft lottery.If Los Angeles somehow beats the odds and lands the No. 1 pick, Duke sensation Zion Williamson would be the obvious pick. But if you ask for NBA All-Star Paul Pierce, that singular addition won’t put the Lakers back in the postseason. Stephen Curry used wife Ayesha’s food to help DeMarcus Cousins feel welcomecenter_img Trail Blazers rally around injured Jusuf Nurkic after locker room FaceTime “Y’all need a lot. … A lot. A lot,” Pierce told TMZ. “Zion is not the savior, but he’s very good. But y’all need more than that.”Then when asked if he thought LeBron James should change teams, a cheeky Pierce said before driving away: “No. LeBron is doing well out here with his production company.”last_img read more

Connor Phelps, Ryleigh Buck named WHS Senior Athletes of the Year

first_imgConnor PhelpsSumner Newscow report — Connor Phelps and Ryleigh Buck wereRyleigh Bucknamed Wellington High School Senior Female and Male athletes by the Wellington High School coaching staff. The award is held annually at WHS. This year’s ceremony was held early Friday morning.Phelps is a multi-year letter winner in football, basketball and baseball. Buck is a multi-year letter winner in tennis and softball. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more