Yinson gets FPSO contract termination notice

first_imgMalaysia’s Yinson has received the termination of an FPSO contract for its Knock Allan FPSO located on the Olowi field offshore Gabon.Knock Allan; Image by: Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license.Yinson said on Tuesday that the oil company Canadian Natural Resources has decided to terminate the contract for the Knock Allan FPSO, operated by Yinson’s subsidiary Knock Allan Pte Ltd.According to Yinson, the contract was terminated “on the ground of convenience.” CNR will pay an early termination fee to the Yinson subsidiary on January 31, 2019.The initial contract between the companies for the provision and operation of the FPSO converted Suezmax tanker Knock Allan was signed on November 30, 2006. The contract was signed for a fixed primary term of ten years, beginning from May 1, 2009, and expiring on April 30, 2019.The Knock Allan, converted into an FPSO by Drydocks World in Dubai, started production from the Olowi field in 2009.The Olowi block covers an area of 1,271 square kilometers and extends from the shoreline to a maximum water depth of approximately 50 meters.last_img read more

IHC tests autonomous service operation vessel’s DP system

first_imgThe autonomous operation of an SOV has been in development for several years and based on extensive input from industry stakeholders, IHC stated. “We tested the vessel’s seakeeping behavior and position keeping in challenging environmental conditions similar to central North Sea with 3 to 3.5 meter significant wave height. These tests have given us great insight in the performance of the vessel and IHC DP system and gives us confidence to build SOVs capable of operating in these conditions”, said IHC’s product manager Jeroen Hollebrands. Royal IHC and MARIN have completed dynamic positioning (DP) assessment tests for an autonomous Service Operation Vessel (SOV) at MARIN’s basins in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The autonomous software will allow for the vessel, SOV T60-18, to carry out operations while under the supervision of the duty officer at the wheelhouse, according to IHC. “By improving safety, increasing workability and reducing operational expenses, it is expected that the implementation of the autonomous SOV will lead to a significant reduction in service and maintenance costs of the offshore wind farm”. IHC “This project provides an excellent case in demonstrating the full potential of an autonomous functionality in an operational setting. The challenges lie not only in the development of this functionality but also in the validation and testing of the whole system in order to prove its robustness against malfunctioning sensors and subsystems”, said Egbert Ypma, MARIN’s team-lead Autonomy & Decision Support. The next phase for the autonomous SOV project will focus on further development of the autonomous navigation and control functionality. The DP assessment was the final series of model tests for the vessel, after the powering and seakeeping tests, and will provide input for the ship models in IHC’s autonomous SOV simulator. The simulator will be in operation once the project is completed in December 2020. It will encompass all functional systems of the autonomous vessel and be used to demonstrate the feasibility of the system and benchmark efficiencies.last_img read more

Lady Cardinals And Lady Chargers Split VB Battle

first_imgThe 7th Grade Volleyball Team was defeated by the North Decatur Charges 25-7, 25-11. The top server was Rachel Suttmann with 6 points had the only ace of the game. Cora Roth and Sophia Hohenstein contribute with a point each.  Kalli Obermeyer dug the ball well to help setup the offense. The offense was pushed forward by Jaelyn Owens, Ashley Hunter and Lucy Abplanalp with a hit a piece.The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team worked well together to push out a win against the North Decatur Chargers. 25-22 & 25-18 Even though the Cardinals struggled at the serving line the team worked together as a team to stay on top of the Chargers. Kate Weber served up 11 points for the team followed by Lilly Schebler and Catherine Streator with 4 points each, Rhea Miller 3 points, Maggie Beiser 2 points and Ingrid Tuveson, Ava Owens, Isabelle Wonnell and Claire Saner with a point each. Solid passing was given by Ella Moster. Moster, Streator, Saner, Wonnell & Weber were strong on offense for several hits.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.For ND 7th Graders, Kelsey Haley and Sydney Rohls led the team in serving with 17pts and 13 pts each. Serving all around contributed to the victory. Teamwork has been the key to our first two victories this season.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Molly Waechter.For ND 8th Graders, Kacie Ogden with an ace. Several good pass attempts and set ups for hits.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.last_img read more

Ricky “Rick” Jameson

first_imgRicky Wayne “Rick” Jameson, of Dillsboro, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg.  Rick was born Tuesday, May 10, 1955 in Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas Lee and Charlotte Jean (Viel) Jameson.  He was married to Brenda Kilburn for 37 years and she survives.  Rick was employed by Rising Star; and enjoyed fishing; the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.  He enjoyed hanging out with friends, telling jokes and loved his family dearly.Rick is survived by his wife Brenda Jameson of Dillsboro; son Christopher Jameson of Aurora; daughter Elizabeth (Nick) Edwards of Milan; sister Deborah (Dave) Shuter of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren: Clay, Bella, and Gabi Edwards; nephews: Matthew and Joshua Shuter; and great niece Ainsley Shuter.  He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Lee and Charlotte Jean Jameson.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given in honor of Rick to the American Cancer Society.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480.  Please reach out to the family  through our website at www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Rick for the family.last_img read more

Pacquiao goes back to college

first_imgRelatedPosts Pacquiao hints at McGregor fight  Manny Pacquiao, a world pound-for-pound champ and the first boxer in history to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight boxing divisions, is winning hearts of school leavers here. Pacquiao — now a member of the Philippine Senate — is back in college, taking a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Makati in the financial capital of Manila. The evidence: His college ID. Pacquiao, the first boxer in history to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight boxing divisions, posted his college ID card on social media on Friday “Never stop learning because life never stops teaching,” Pacquiao posted on Instagram, which featured his school ID card. Pacquiao has competed in professional boxing since 1995 and is regarded by many boxing historians as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. Pacquiao previously revealed that he would soon get a college degree in a TV interview about his stand on requiring senatorial and presidential bids to be college graduates. Pacquiao was earlier enrolled in the business management program of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in his hometown, General Santos City. He did not complete the course. Pacquiao was given an honorary doctorate degree in humanities by the Southwestern University in Cebu City, back in 2009. The senator-boxer earned his high school diploma in 2007, after passing the accreditation and equivalency test under the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System. Pacman is the first boxer in history to win the lineal championship in five different weight divisions, as well as being the first boxer in history to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight divisions of boxing, also known as the “glamour divisions”: flyweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.–Tags: MakatiManny PacquaioUniversity of Makatilast_img read more

Students react to candidates’ positions on financial aid

first_imgOnce again, as election season draws near, the issue of student financial aid is up for debate. In today’s nation of rising college tuition amid unfavorable economic conditions, the increased need for financial aid — or at least a solution to this costly issue — takes center stage for millions of young adults whose futures might be at stake.With two months remaining in the presidential race, both the left and right have made student aid a point of focus, most recently at the Democratic and Republican conventions.In promising to make college more affordable with increased financial aid through the rise in the number of federally sponsored student loans, President Barack Obama has attacked Republican  presidential nominee Mitt Romney for, according to The New York Times, “cutting investments in education” and “leaving one million students without scholarships and reducing financial aid to nearly 10 million.”In the face of Obama’s challenges, Romney has countered that the president’s policies have yielded a “lost generation” drowning in debt amid a fruitless job market.Though most students agree that aid is a crucial issue, USC students’ reactions to these two approaches to student aid and the economy run across the board.“Romney’s solution is more sustainable in the long run and will help us solve this once and for all, rather than to bring it on to the next generation,” said PR Director of USC College Republicans Charles Epting, a sophomore and double-major in environmental studies and geology.Despite being an ardent believer of little government intervention in aid, however, Epting believes that there are some exceptions.“It’s fine to have some degree of federal support. Federal grants are a good way,” Epting said. “I myself have government money helping me through college. I’m not against totally against government involvement, but the point is, it’s run wild — it’s run rampant, and we’ve reached a point where we need to start changing.”On the other hand, junior Catherine Shieh, a political science and urban planning major involved in USC College Democrats, supports Obama’s stances, arguing that federal fund cuts go against the one thing needed for economic growth: the creation of intellectual capital.“Let’s say that we don’t have those loans or that we reduce the number of loans. Less people are going to college, and how will we continue to sustain our intellectual and creative capital and specialization in a variety of industries? You can’t do that without even getting access to education to begin with,” Shieh said. “The fact of the matter is that though we have higher standards of excellence in education now, we also have higher cost of living, and in pursuing education, and with that sort of problem, what band-aid can we use? I think that would be the expansion of loans.”And yet for some, neither choices offered in this election satisfy.Alistair Fortson, a freshman majoring in philosophy, politics and law, doesn’t agree with either candidate.“I think that just in general, people say a lot of things, but then continue to take money out of education. Especially when it comes to public schools. I’d really like to see them get a little more money, because I know for a fact that they don’t receive enough money to do the programs they have, and they’ve got amazing programs in the schools of law, business. I wish the government would do a little more.”Junior philosophy, law and politics major Taylor Fisher agreed.“I’m kind of on the fence for Obama and Romney. I think they’re both missing the point that though we have other problems going on in the world, our Cal State schools and UC are still important in getting students an education,” Fisher said. “They don’t understand that raising prices and not allowing more incoming students isn’t really going to help the situation.”Senior Neaz Kohani, a psychology major, goes back and forth on the issue too.“I feel like Obama relates to the people a lot better, but at the end of the day, they’re both politicians, so it’s kind of hard to believe either side,” she said.Students’ opinions do not necessarily run along clean-cut partisan lines. All the solutions proposed may just be temporarily relieving the bigger issue, some students said.“Obama’s not really trying to fix the problem, he’s just postponing it,” said Christian Aguillon, a senior majoring in economics and communication.Shieh feels the same way. “Right now, all we’re looking for are Band-Aids — regardless of whether you’re left or right, regardless of the kind of solution you’re looking for. It’s still a Band-Aid,” Shieh said. “The rising cost of education will hopefully become the root of policy conversation, because we can talk about loans all we want, but the fact that they cost so much while cutting education quality is something we must first approach before talking about the finance.”Junior Lexine Cudjoe, a political science major, argues that the reality of the situation may be less-than-glamorous.“It’s like choosing the better of two evils, since there isn’t really much of a choice that we’re given in this election,” she said.last_img read more

Syracuse makes NCAA tournament, to play No. 3 overall seed Michigan in Ann Arbor Saturday

first_img Published on November 5, 2017 at 10:33 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 UPDATED: Nov. 5, 2017 at 11:27 p.m.Syracuse has not missed the NCAA tournament since head coach Ange Bradley’s first year in charge, 2007. While it wasn’t locked in until Sunday night, the Orange will continue that streak, making its 10th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.SU (12-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) will take on No. 3 overall seed Michigan (19-2, 8-0 Big Ten) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.“We are thankful  to have this opportunity to start a new season,” Ange Bradley said in a statement to The Daily Orange. “We are very excited and looking forward to traveling back to Michigan. Ann Arbor is a very special place for us.”In Fall 2015, the Orange won the school’s first women’s national championship in Ann Arbor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Syracuse lost last Thursday in the first round of the ACC tournament to Louisville, 3-2. The Orange had entered that game 14th in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), an indicator of a team’s worthiness of making the tournament. The loss presumably would have dropped SU to a lower spot in the RPI. 18 teams are selected between automatic qualifying conference winners and at-large bids, meaning Syracuse began Sunday night’s selection show in a precarious position, but ended it in a familiar one.While SU had six losses, all six came by just one goal, including three ACC losses that came in the altered 7-on-7 overtime period. Five of the six losses were to conference opponents, although one was last Thursday’s loss to Louisville in the conference tournament.The only out-of-conference loss came to Penn, 3-2, on Oct. 22. SU was without one of its top players. In the 25 years of SU field hockey’s Division I existence prior to Bradley’s tenure, the Orange had made the NCAA tournament on three occasions. Since Bradley took over, SU has gone to 10 out of 11.Six of the seven teams in the ACC made the tournament. The only team to miss out from the conference is Boston College.Connecticut, the only undefeated team in Division I at 19-0, is the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed.The first two rounds of Syracuse’s portion of the bracket will take place at Michigan’s Ocker Field. If SU wins in the first round, it will play the winner of Louisville and Northwestern. A matchup with Louisville would be the third meeting between the schools this season, the first two of which were won by the Cardinals.Syracuse began the season with seven-straight shutouts. In its eighth contest, the Orange lost the shutout and winning streaks, losing to then-No. 16 Wake Forest, 2-1, in overtime. SU lost its next two conference games as well – with two non-conference wins interspersed – falling to then-No. 7 North Carolina and then-No. 12 Louisville, both in overtime as well. An upset of then-No. 2 Duke on the road gave Syracuse its biggest victory – by rank – of the season. Closing the season with three losses in five games – to Penn, then-No. 4 Virginia and No. 10 Louisville in the ACC Tournament – didn’t prevent the Orange from sneaking into the tournament. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Chiefs encouraging fans who show up to keep their masks on

first_img Every time Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes looked into the stands on Saturday, they saw Chiefs fans wearing masks. There were plenty of videos making the rounds on social media afterward that showed many were not.It was the first chance for Kansas City fans to glimpse the Super Bowl champions after an offseason scuttled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Chiefs were forced to move training camp from the fan-friendly Missouri Western State University to their locked-down home base just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium.The roughly 2,000 season ticket holders that were allowed to watch the workout were required to wear masks, just as fans will be when 22% of capacity is allowed for the season opener Sept. 10 against Houston. But plenty of tweets, posts on Instagram and Facebook feeds showed fans wearing masks incorrectly or not at all — contradicting rules set down by the Chiefs and regulations that have been encouraged by local and state authorities.“I’ve heard the things about the masks. Actually, when I looked up, I mentioned to one of the guys, ‘Everyone has masks on. Kind of an unusual thing,'” Reid said. “Someone said some removed them. We’re working on it. I know we have the best fans in the National Football League and they know they have to keep the masks on, just like the players in the meetings. Any time they’re off the field, they have to have their masks on.”Whether they like it or not, the Chiefs are setting an example for the rest of the league. They were the first to allow any fans at a training camp practice, and they will expand the total to about 5,000 this coming Saturday’s workout. And they will be the first team to take the field with fans — about 17,000 of them — in the stadium for an actual game.“Everybody is watching,” Reid acknowledged. “We take a lot of pride in that.”Mahomes also doesn’t want the Chiefs to waste an opportunity. Even a small number of fans represents an advantage, a point driven home earlier Monday when the Dolphins announced they would allow up to 13,000 fans for their opener against Buffalo. That prompted Bills coach Sean McDermott, whose team has barred fans from home games, to cry foul.“I think it’s honestly ridiculous that there will be on the surface what appears to be a playing field that’s like that,” he said, “inconsistently across the league with the different away stadiums.”Fifteen of the 32 teams in the league have ruled out spectators, and those going ahead with fans have decided to limit them by varying degrees. The Chiefs are using this past weekend’s practice and next week’s open workout as test runs for their masking and social distancing measures, which extend into the parking lots for the popular pregame tailgates.“I think with having the fans there, it gave you the energy, just being out there — the fans cheering, you get to see the passion they have,” Mahomes said. “I think there were only 2,000 people there, but it was loud. I was pleasantly surprised.”He also was encouraged that most of the people he saw were wearing masks, and that there were empty rows separating groups of fans in the 70,000-seat stadium. But later Mahomes saw the videos on social media of some fans who took off their masks, despite the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Missouri being among the highest in the nation.“It’s a learning process,” Mahomes said, “but I’m sure security will emphasize that you have to has the mask on, not only for yourself but the people around you. I think that’s what the practice was for, and next week we’ll do it again.”If anybody can persuade reluctant fans to wear masks, it’s probably the reigning Super Bowl MVP, who just signed a record-setting 10-year extension that could be worth a half-billion dollars by the end of it. The young superstar has become so popular that RAYGUN, an eclectic clothing boutique in the fashionable Crossroads Art District of Kansas City, released a set of masks that read: “Help keep Patrick Mahomes safe: Wear a mask.”“We have these protocols in place,” Mahomes said, “so we can go into the season and have the support of Chiefs Kingdom.”NOTES: OL Kelechi Osemele left practice Monday with a shoulder injury. His season ended last year due to shoulder surgery. .. OL Yasir Durant left practice and is being evaluated for a head injury. … Also missing Monday’s workout, which was back on their usual practice fields, were WR Maurice French (knee), DT Braxton Hoyett (shoulder), SS Armani Watts (illness), WR Gehrig Dieter (groin) and LB Emmanuel Smith (hamstring).Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE Written By Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 25th August, 2020 06:52 IST Chiefs Encouraging Fans Who Show Up To Keep Their Masks On Every time Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes looked into the stands on Saturday, they saw Chiefs fans wearing masks. There were plenty of videos making the rounds on social media afterward that showed many were notcenter_img First Published: 25th August, 2020 06:52 IST COMMENT LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

PHOTOS: Diego Simeone thumps assistant in fit of rage on touchline

first_imgDiego Simeone could hardly control himself in the tense final minutes of Atletico Madrid’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich.Okay, forget that, he couldn’t control himself at all.Into injury time, with Atletico leading by the slenderest of margins thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s away goal (a margin that would be enough to take them into the Champions League final), Simeone wanted to bring on Stefan Savic to help kill the game.Unfortunately, though, one of his assistants clearly wasn’t following his instructions properly as he helped out the official on the touchline – so Simeone gave him a good whack.Here’s how the scene unfolded… Simeone spots something he doesnt likeHe winds upAnd then shoves his colleague on the arm, leaving the assistant looking bemused–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Lloris suffers horror elbow injury as Brighton score early goal against Spurs

first_imgHUGO LLORIS was given a dose of morphine after suffering a horror elbow injury just 149 seconds into Tottenham’s game against Brighton.The French goalkeeper was left screaming in pain after his left arm buckled under his weight as he tumbled to the floor.8 The left arm of Hugo Lloris buckles horribly out of shape under his bodyCredit: AFP or licensors8 Lloris falls onto his left arm after spilling an early cross to gift Brighton the lead8 The elbow buckles horribly under the body of Lloris to leave the Spurs star screaming in agonyLloris, 32, had spilled the ball on his own line dealing with a high cross, gifting Brighton the lead through Neal Maupay in the third minute at the Amex Stadium.While the Seagulls ran off in celebration, the World Cup winning goalkeeper was left writhing in pain at the back of his own net.Worried team-mates called the Spurs medics onto the pitch where they found the team captain unable to move.Specialist first administered some laughing gas to the stricken star in an effort to dull the pain.And as played was held up for six minutes, they then placed an oxygen mask on the player in order to attempt to control his breathing.Lloris was finally lifted carefully onto a stretcher where he was carried away to the dressing rooms where morphine was administered, and he was then rushed by ambulance to a local hospital.More from footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic8 Lloris had spilled a high cross from under his crossbar, leading to him tumbling to the floorCredit: BT Sport8 The Spurs star was left screaming in agony as medics rushed to his aidCredit: ReutersIt was a nightmare start to the match for Spurs – their first game since their 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Just when manager Mauricio Pochettino was hoping for an instant response, the error put his side on the back foot immediately.But those frustrations were put to one side when it quickly became apparent just how serious an injury Lloris had suffered.8 The medics attempted to stabilise the joint as Tottenham star Lloris writhed in painCredit: BT Sport8 Lloris bites on the mouthpiece of the gas he was given on the pitchCredit: Reuters8 Lloris was eventually carried away on a stretcher having been given gas and oxygen in an attempt to dull the painCredit: PA:Press AssociationArgentinian goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga was forced to come straight onto the pitch as his replacement as Spurs were forced into an instant reshuffle.The likelihood is that Lloris will not be forced to spend a long period on the sidelines, leaving the North London club short on options between the posts.It means youngster Alfie Wightman is now likely to be elevated to become the back-up keeper at least until the January transfer window.Lloris 🙏🏼— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 5, 2019last_img read more