Maersk drillship’s gig with Tullow cut short

first_imgDanish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has received a notification from Tullow Oil of early termination for convenience of the drilling contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer.Maersk Drilling said in a statement on Tuesday that the drillship Maersk Venturer has been working for Tullow offshore Ghana since February 2018.The contract, signed in late 2017, was for development drilling on the Jubilee and TEN fields offshore Ghana. It was expected to end in February 2022. However, following Tullow’s early termination decision, the rig is now expected to end the contract in June 2020.As a consequence of the termination, Maersk Drilling’s revenue contract backlog is reduced by $175 million covering the period from the end of the contract to February 2022.Subject to commercial prospects, Maersk Drilling said it would take measures to reduce Maersk Venturer’s operating costs following the end of the contract.Maersk Drilling maintains the profitability guidance for 2020 of EBITDA before special items of $325-375 million.last_img read more

Sexwale heads to Egypt to seek African support

first_imgFIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale will travel to Cairo on Tuesday to seek support from African soccer leaders.Sexwale, a South African mining tycoon and former political prisoner, says he will fly to Egypt after an invitation from African soccer confederation president Issa Hayatou. The confederation’s executive committee is holding a two-day meeting in Cairo.Sexwale said he met with Hayatou – currently the interim FIFA president – in Zurich last week.Sexwale is one of eight men hoping to stand in next year’s emergency election to replace Sepp Blatter. The 54 votes from African countries – FIFA’s largest confederation – could prove decisive.last_img read more

Mr. Barry Wayne Marlman

first_imgMr. Barry Wayne Marlman, age 64, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on June 14, 1952, in Madison, Indiana, the son of the late, Eddie Marlman and Ada Lee (Wentworth) Aldred. He was raised by Bob and Ada Lee (Wentworth) Aldred in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was in the class of 1970 at Switzerland County High School. Barry was inducted into the United States Army where he served during the Vietnam War. Barry was united in marriage on June 19, 1970, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Kay Earls and to this union arrived two daughters, Angela and Jenny to bless their home. Barry and Kay shared nearly 47 years of marriage together until his death. Barry was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, from 1973 to 1974. He was later employed as a supervisor over refrigeration and air conditioning for the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, Indiana, from 1974 to 1993. He later went to work for the John T. Myers Locks and Dam in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, for the Corps of Engineers for two years and then transferred to the Markland Locks and Dam in Markland, Indiana, where he worked in maintenance for several years. Barry was employed in security for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, for several years. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185, Vevay VFW Post #5396, Switzerland Masonic Lodge No.122 F&AM and the Bennington United Methodist Church. He was a former volunteer fireman for the Jeff-Craig Volunteer Fire Department in Vevay, Indiana. Barry enjoyed cars, gardening, keeping a meticulous lawn, riding his ATV and motorcycles, his dogs and spending time with his grandchildren and family. Barry passed away at 6:32 pm, Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Barry will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 47 years: Kay (Earls) Marlman of Vevay, IN; his daughters: Angela Craddock and her husband: Shawn of Ghent, KY and Jenny Hankins and her husband: John of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren: Emily Craddock, Matthew Craddock, Maci Hankins and Miranda Hankins; his sisters: Rhonda Romans and her husband: Mike of Vevay, IN and Deborah Jo Donnellon of Vevay, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Calvin “Bob” Aldred, died October 31, 1990 and Ada Lee (Wentworth) Aldred, died November 17, 2014; his biological father: Eddie Marlman and his maternal grandparents: Ralph and Marie Wentworth.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor KC Banta, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Full military rites and Interment will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Masonic Services will be conducted by the Switzerland Lodge No.122 F&AM at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino seeks Spurs response against Sunderland

first_imgMauricio Pochettino expects Tottenham to respond from the loss to Leicester when Sunderland visit White Hart Lane on Saturday. Press Association “It’s a very open league. So far anything can happen. All (clubs) in the top 10 have the possibility to win the league. “We played well, we deserved more, but in football you need sometimes to have some luck. It wasn’t for us last night. “In the way we played last night it’s nothing to worry (about) for the future. “We have a quick game on Saturday. It’s very important. We must react, play well and take the three points, because we need to keep our position in the table.” Spurs spurned opportunities and Pochettino remains in search of a striker to ease the burden on Kane. Kane was recently linked with a move to Real Madrid, who on Thursday, along with city rivals Atletico, were hit by a FIFA ban on incoming players in the next two complete transfer windows. Real, banned over transfers involving under-18s, can sign players this month, but Kane will not be among them. “Harry Kane is not for sale,” added Pochettino, who is looking for a player to complement the talents of his talisman. Spurs conceded a late Robert Huth goal to fall seven points behind the Foxes and Arsenal in fourth place in the Premier League. Pochettino, who again reiterated striker Harry Kane is not for sale, said: “We missed a great opportunity to establish us on the top and you feel disappointed but you need to carry on and keep working hard. “We cannot change after one result our plan and our view about our squad. “I’ve explained a lot of times that if we find the right profile and the player that can improve our squad, we work hard for that. “If we can add some player, we are open (to it).” Pochettino would not be drawn on whether he is looking for someone to play alongside Kane or to slot in for the striker to grant a rest. “The profile is a different profile than we have, that can help us, that sometimes can help with Harry and improve our squad,” the Argentine added. Pochettino also declined to comment on reports midfielder Mousa Dembele is discussing terms over a new contract. “This is a private issue. I never speak in public about a private matter,” he said. Tottenham are likely to have an unchanged squad for Saturday’s match, with Ryan Mason missing the Leicester contest with an ankle problem. last_img read more

Indian Premier League MS Dhoni reveals his success of mantra wicketkeeping and death overs batting

first_imgMS Dhoni blasted 44 off 22 balls in the game against Delhi Capitals.Chennai Super Kings are virtually assured of a top-two finish.Chennai Super Kings will now take on Kings XI Punjab in their last league game. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: MS Dhoni’s superman like-exhibition with the bat and behind the stumps during Chennai Super Kings’ 80-run win against the Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Wednesday showed his brilliance. Dhoni blasted 44 off 22, including four boundaries and three sixes and shared partnerships of 43 and 34 with Ravindra Jadeja and Ambati Rayudu in the death overs to boost Chennai Super Kings to a big total. In Delhi Capitals’ chase, Dhoni effected two stumpings and took a catch as Delhi Capitals stumbled to their heaviest loss in the IPL 2019 season. Dhoni was named the Man of the Match for his exploits and he revealed his success mantra in the post-match presentation.When it came to his wicketkeeping, Dhoni said, “I think it’s something that’s come from tennis ball cricket. But you still have to do the basics and graduate to that level. If you want to keep like that you can make mistakes; so I still think basics are most important.” On his batting, Dhoni remarked, “Watch the ball, hit the ball. You’ve spent time, you know the variations. By the 20th over you’re almost ready and you swing at everything. It’s easier for somebody who has played 10-15 deliveries than someone who has just come in.” highlights Speaking about Dhoni’s abilities, Ravindra Jadeja, who picked up 3/9 in his three overs emphatically said, “In one word, MS Dhoni is a genius.”This was the last league game at the MA Chidambaram stadium and with the first qualifier being held here, the Chennai Super Kings players decided to do a lap of honour around the stadium to thank their fans for their support. Dhoni said he was overwhelmed by the love he got from the people of Tamil Nadu“I thought they will retain me. I will have to go and talk to the owners, ask if I will get retained or not. But I am not going to tell the trade secret. I have always said it’s very special to get that kind of a nickname. It’s a big nickname that they have given me. It feels really special. I didn’t realize that it was part of the first CSK song. The way I got accepted and the whole of Tamil Nadu — don’t call my name, they call me ‘Thala’. It’s very nice and they have always supported not only me but the whole team,” Dhoni said.With Chennai Super Kings virtually assured of a top-two spot, they take on Kings XI Punjab in their last league game at Mohali while Delhi Capitals will take on Rajasthan Royals in their last league game.last_img read more

Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus

first_imgNo other clubs involved in the quarterfinals have reported positive tests among its players recently. The Spanish club did not name those who tested positive and did not say if a player was involved. It said it immediately informed health authorities in Spain and Portugal about the positive results, as well as UEFA and other soccer bodies in both countries.It said in a statement that the entire group that was set to go to Lisbon will be tested again before the team can travel, and that the team’s schedule is being altered to allow the new tests.Atlético is set to face Leipzig on Thursday in the last eight.The quarterfinals start on Wednesday with Atalanta facing Paris Saint-Germain. The other one-game series will involve Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich on Friday and Manchester City vs. Lyon on Saturday. Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMADRID (AP) — Two members of Atlético Madrid’s group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday.It’s the first pandemic-related setback among clubs participating in the final stage of Europe’s top club competition.The last eight will begin in Lisbon on Wednesday amid tight health safety protocols to prevent a coronavirus outbreak from derailing the competition’s finale. The semifinals and Aug. 23 final will also be played in Lisbon. August 9, 2020center_img Associated Press The matches will take place at two stadiums in Lisbon.Earlier this week Atlético had to cancel a friendly of its women’s team after a positive test within the group.___ More AP soccer and read more

Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about North Carolina

first_img Published on March 31, 2016 at 12:01 am Syracuse (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will face off against its second straight conference opponent, when it plays North Carolina (32-6, 14-4) in the Final Four on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. in Houston. The Tar Heels haven’t lost a game since Feb. 27, a stretch that includes a win over Syracuse.The matchup guarantees an ACC team will have an opportunity to play for the national championship. Syracuse is playing in its first Final Four since 2013 and hasn’t won a championship since 2003. UNC’s 19 Final Fours is the most of any school, and it will be its first since 2009.Here’s everything you need to know about the Tar Heels.All-Time SeriesSaturday will mark the 12th all-time meeting between the two schools. Syracuse is 4-7 and has lost the last three meetings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast Time They PlayedSyracuse held ACC-leading UNC close at the Dean Dome on Feb. 29, before eventually falling 75-70. Four players scored in double-figures for the Orange, led by 17 points from Michael Gbinije. The Orange had a chance to tie with 10 seconds to play, but instead of taking a 3 to tie, Gbinije drove to the basket and lost the handle. That spelled the end of SU’s upset bid.“I didn’t make a good decision given the outcome,” Gbinije said after the game.The Tar Heels had 19 offensive rebounds compared to 21 on the defensive end but scored just 16 second-chance points because of it. Syracuse shot just 5-of-20 from behind the arc and North Carolina shot 6-of-25.The North Carolina ReportAs hot as Syracuse is right now, North Carolina is hotter. It hasn’t lost since it fell to Virginia on Feb. 27, a stretch that has since included an ACC tournament championship and a run to the Final Four. For much of the regular season, the biggest UNC criticism is that is wasn’t able to beat the best teams. Now, the Tar Heels have compiled wins over Duke, Notre Dame (twice), Virginia, Indiana and Providence in the postseason alone.The Tar Heels have the best offensive efficiency in college basketball, per, and play basketball at a pretty fast pace — much different from SU’s last opponent, Virginia. UNC has scored at least 83 points in every NCAA Tournament game this year, including 101 in the Sweet 16 win over Indiana. They have the ninth-best block percentage, third-best offensive rebounding percentage and almost never shoot 3-pointers. The Tar Heels score just 19.9 percent of their total points from behind the arc. They also don’t get to the line that much. Brice Johnson leads the Tar Heels in scoring at 17.1 points per game. But the Tar Heels have three more players that average more than 12 points per game.How Syracuse beats North CarolinaThe Orange has done a good job this season of forcing the Tar Heels to shoot from the outside. UNC took 17 first-half 3s in the Feb. 29 game, which was out of character. But UNC had too many second chances, which Syracuse will have to limit. If the game becomes a shootout, SU will probably lose, so the goal should be to keep the game in the 70s and hope that Malachi Richardson is, once again, unguardable.The Orange will need Tyler Roberson to stay plugged in, Trevor Cooney to get good looks at the basket — something he’s typically done against UNC — and make them. Bottom line: It will take a complete effort and a really strong zone defense.Stat to KnowNorth Carolina has not been a good 3-point shooting team this season, but has been absolutely dreadful since the start of conference play. As a team, combining both the nonconfernece and conference seasons, UNC is a 32.1 percent 3-point shooting team. In conference play, it’s shot just 88-of-311 (28.3 percent).Player to WatchMarcus Paige is the one player that actively looks to shoot from the outside, but has done so poorly in the ACC schedule. If he goes off, like say, London Perrantes did, this won’t be good for Syracuse. But if he’s limited like he has been for the majority of the year, the Orange will put itself in better position to get a good win and advance to the national championship game on Monday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

What time is the MLB trade deadline 2019? Top targets, predictions, new rules

first_imgTrades are caffeine pills for baseball fans, bringing a jolt to good and bad teams alike.For contenders, it’s about filling roster holes ahead of postseason chases without eroding too much farm system talent. For others, it’s one of the few times in the season where something of tangible value occurs, the incoming prospects from major deals providing a fleeting dose of optimism. 1B/OF Trey Mancini, Orioles — The Orioles are pretty limited in terms of MLB trade chips, but Mancini is an exception as a productive 27-year-old. His defensive shortcomings in the outfield mean his destination team might keep him at first base or designated hitter, somewhat sinking his value, but there’s still room on several competitive rosters for a powerful right-handed batter.OF Nicholas Castellanos, Tigers — Like Mancini, Castellanos is a well-regarded hitter with a less stellar track record in the field. He requested a trade this past offseason, didn’t get moved, and recently trashed his home stadium to reporters. He seems probable, then, to join an offensively challenged team this month.2B Dee Gordon, Mariners — Gordon can be extremely frustrating when he plays like he has so far in 2019, not getting on base and not doing anything spectacular in the field. But every couple of years, the speedster hits well enough to be a net positive, and the selling Mariners will hope another team bites on that chance. The peak of trade season, of course, is the trade deadline. Over the next couple of weeks, expect dramatic changes to the landscape of the league.Sporting News identified the top deadline trade targets for contenders and explained the logistics of trade season below:MORE: Here’s how to watch “ChangeUp,” an MLB whiparound show, for free on DAZNWhat time is the MLB trade deadline in 2019?Date: July 31Time: 4 p.m. ETThis year’s trade deadline is at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 31. That’s a hard deadline with the elimination of baseball’s August waiver deadline in 2019.How does the MLB trade deadline work?The MLB trade deadline marks the final date of the season in which teams can make standard trades with other organizations. This year, teams can no longer make deals through waivers in August, meaning July 31 is truly the last opportunity to meaningfully add to a roster through acquisitions.TRADE TRACKER: Here is every deal made before the deadlineWhy did the MLB trade deadline rules change?The league consolidated its transactional period in part to up the drama of the main July 31 deadline, but also to simplify the processes and force teams to finalize their rosters earlier in the campaign.READ MORE ON DEADLINE NEEDSCubs bullpen trouble | Could Giants keep Bumgarner?Top trade deadline targets, predictionsNote: These are just some of the impact players potentially on the move this month. As with most deadlines, almost every team will be somewhat active, and surprises will be plentiful.PitchersSP Matthew Boyd, Tigers — The operative word here is cost control. Boyd won’t hit the open market until 2023, and his magnificent strikeout stuff this year suggests he could be a No. 2 or No. 3 starter on a good team moving forward. What might halt a deal this month, though, is Detroit’s asking price, which reportedly comprises multiple elite prospects.SP Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays — Stroman is enjoying a resurgent year on the hill and has AL East pitching experience. He’s also made five playoff starts in his career, further assuring contenders he can fit right in. The Yankees are the early favorites for a guy who seems likely to move on from Toronto, but they’ll certainly have significant competition for the right-hander, who will be under contract through 2020. UPDATE: Stroman was traded to the Mets on Sunday.SP Madison Bumgarner, Giants — Twenty years ago, someone with Bumgarner’s profile — a playoff legend with declining stuff but nearly a decade of success — would fetch anything the Giants wanted. Now? We’ll see. He’s a rental with a 3.86 ERA. His current version does not stand out as the prototype for putting a team over the edge. But his history might just be strong enough to transcend modern baseball trade approaches and help San Francisco get the assets it needs to rebuild. Also of note: The Giants are on a winning run, which might keep them from dealing their ace.SP Zack Wheeler, Mets — Wheeler is on the IL at an unfortunate time for the Mets, who are reportedly determined to move the right-hander. If he can return before the deadline, however, there’s probably a team out there willing to gamble on his impressive pitch repertoire on a rental basis. It’s reportedly likely he’ll move elsewhere.RP Kirby Yates, Padres — Though the Padres are near .500, they’re still amassing prospects for the future to install around their already capable young core. Yates and several other veterans, then, could be on the move soon.RP Raisel Iglesias, Reds — Iglesias is under team control through 2021, so a trade for the closer would require significant assets. The Reds are under little pressure to move a man with 80 saves and counting in the past four years. Still, established relievers are in high-demand at this time of year, which will at least garner phone calls to general manager Nick Krall.RP Mychal Givens, Orioles — The Orioles have been abysmal in almost every facet this year, but Givens is a power arm out of the bullpen that could interest some contenders. Not a blockbuster move, but a potentially helpful one nonetheless.HittersOF Yasiel Puig, Reds — After an abysmal start to the campaign, Puig has been at his best since June 1, slugging 12 home runs in his past 40 games while batting .318. If the Reds don’t make a surprise leap into contention soon, a potential playoff team might bring in Puig to give its offense added firepower. His hot hitting belongs on a roster with higher aspirations this season. UPDATE: Puig was traded to the Indians on Tuesday in a deal that netted the Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer.last_img read more

Jordan Hobson, an Oxford High School student, had died as result of injuries from auto accident on Geuda Springs Road

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