Bureau Veritas wins contract to support North Sea drilling operations

first_imgBureau Veritas, a provider of testing, inspection, and certification services, has been awarded a six-figure contract to support drilling operations in the North Sea.BV said on Monday that the long-term frame agreement would see it provide inspection and verification services for nine rigs.The project will be coordinated out of Bureau Veritas’ Aberdeen base.Paul Shrieve, the regional CEO of North Sea Offshore Operations, said: “Bureau Veritas has always been committed to the North Sea region, viewing it as a viable business area where we intend to continue to grow, expand and support our clients.“Our faith is echoed in Oil & Gas UK’s recently published 2018 Business Outlook, which suggests at least 12 new developments worth around £5 billion are expected to be sanctioned this year – the healthiest forecast for new projects for three years.”The company added that the client, an undisclosed “global drilling contractor”, would receive the streamlined data tracking and reporting from its projects through Bureau Veritas’ Compliance System.The cloud-based system has been developed by Bureau Veritas to gather clients’ disparate maintenance, inspection, and verification data into one centralized hub, giving the client full detailed visibility at any time, in one view.“It is important that technology is used to bring practical solutions to challenges faced by the modern energy industry, not just for the sake of technology, and that is core to the development of this system.“Simplification, real-time answers to questions and risk reduction are all delivered through this, and we look forward to supporting more clients with it,” added Shrieve.last_img read more

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OA’s Curt Eckstein Places In The Top 10 At The Boys CC State Finals

first_imgCongrats to Curt Eckstein of The Oldenburg Academy Twisters for placing in The Top 10 at The Boys Cross Country State Finals with a 9th place finish.Lady Twister Ashley Sedler wrapped up the season with a 102nd place finish in The Girls State Finals.Carmel won the Girls State Crown while West Lafayette was The Boys Team Champs at Terre Haute.Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

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Former Bulldog Standout McKinney Breaks Panthers Men’s Basketball Three-Point Record

first_imgFormer Batesville Bulldogs Basketball standout and Hanover Panther Senior Wes McKinney broke the program’s all-time mark for career three-point makes, as he and the rest of the Hanover men’s basketball team put on a shooting clinic during a 64-41 victory at Mt. St. Joseph Wednesday evening.McKinney entered the game needing just three makes from long range to tie the school record, as he made 5-of-6 attempts from deep, giving him 218 for his career. He broke a record that was shared by Thad McCracken (2000-04) and Derrick Clevenger (1999-03). The senior made 6-of-7 shots from the field Wednesday, finishing with a team high 17 points.Courtesy of Hanover Panther broadcaster Larry Duke and Hanover College Athletics.last_img read more

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Ighalo pays touching tribute to late sister

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Odion Ighalo paid tribute to his late sister after bagging his first Manchester United goal in their clash with Club Brugge on Thursday night. The Nigeria striker made his first start for the Red Devils following his January move from China in the Europa League round of 32, second leg. Ighalo started as the focal point of United’s attack after Anthony Martial – who had scored three times in his last three games – suffered an injury in training on Wednesday. Martial picked up a thigh problem and was subsequently ruled out. That handed Ighalo, 30, his chance, and in a first half where he looked sharp throughout, he opened his United account after 34 minutes. Bruno Fernandes played a key part in creating the chance, turning one way, then the other, before clipping a fine ball over the Brugge defence. Juan Mata timed his run perfectly to square, and Ighalo slammed into the net from six yards. He joyously turned and ran towards the corner flag, sliding on his knees before being congratulated by teammates. Ighalo would then lift his shirt to reveal a t-shirt underneath, featuring a picture of his sister, Mary, and the date of her death: December 12, 2019. Mary, who lived in Canada, had collapsed and passed away while getting her children ready for school. Both Ighalo and his sister had grown up as Manchester United supporters. “My sister was a strong United fan. All of us grew up watching Manchester United, we all supported them. “Mary’s husband followed Chelsea , while their children were Manchester City and Liverpool fans, but she stayed loyal to United.” “She always prayed I would sign for United. Even when she came to watch me in the Premier League playing for Watford she hoped I would join United. “The painful part for me is that I now have signed for United, but she is not here to see it.”Tags: ANthony MartialClub BruggeManchester UnitedOdion IghaloRed Devilslast_img read more

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Okore hails Sherwood impact

first_img Press Association “The mood at Bodymoor Heath (training ground) is electric, everyone is happy and that helps us go out there and really perform and do what we do best,” he said. “We have had some good wins and we want to continue that and really maximise everything that we have got in the group. “We believe we can stay up. We hadn’t really performed well in some games at the start of the season but you can really see the potential of the team right now and how we are playing.” Back-to-back Premier League wins – either side of an FA Cup quarter-final victory – have halted the club’s slide towards the relegation zone. Sherwood’s first two matches were the tail-end of a seven-match losing run, itself part of a sequence of 12 games without a win stretching back to early December which ultimately cost Paul Lambert his job. Although Villa remain just three points above the bottom three, Okore insists the squad believe they will survive. “He has come in with a positive mind and he has spoken to everyone and got them all on board,” he told avfc.co.uk. “He brought the team together and maximised the strength and potential of the squad. “He has so much passion. It rubs off on everyone – it has with the fans and the players. “He’s inspiring; that helps to get us on board with his vision. I think that passion will continue. “He has come in with positive energy and really gone out there and said ‘Look guys, I really believe in this and I want you to believe it too. If we do this together, we can achieve the goals we set’. “He made us believe that strongly. Everyone is on the same page.” Six points from their last two league outings, including a crucial win over fellow strugglers Sunderland last weekend, have turned around confidence within the squad and Okore believes the players are now starting to show the quality they have. Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has united the dressing room and inspired the players, according to defender Jores Okore. last_img read more

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O’Brien banking on Found progress

first_img Press Association Stablemates Kissed By Angels and Qualify also run in the Classic. O’Brien told Irish Horse TV: “Found had a lovely run first time back but got tired in bad ground. She seems to be in good form since. “Kissed By Angels won her trial in Leopardstown very easily and Qualify had a disappointing run in the Guineas (at Newmarket), but we think she’ll leave that well behind.” Mick Halford was forced to miss Newmarket with Raydara but hopes that might work in his favour for Sunday’s contest. Owned by the Aga Khan, Raydara was right up there with the best of her generation last season, winning the Debutante Stakes. That victory came at the expense of Jim Bolger’s Lucida, who went on to claim Group Two glory at the end of last season before finishing second to Legatissimo in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. “The plan was to go to Newmarket for the 1000 Guineas, but she just wasn’t sparking at the time and we said we would just wait for this weekend,” said Halford. “She has been to the racecourse for a gallop and I’m happy with her. She is a clear-winded filly and an easy filly to get right. Aidan O’Brien expects Found to show significant improvement from her reappearance when she contests the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday. “Her form from the Debutante Stakes looks rock-solid and was well advertised in the English Guineas, so you’d be hopeful she could run a nice race, but a Classic is a Classic. “I walked a couple of furlongs of it (the Curragh, on Thursday) and it’s drying up nicely. Hopefully it will stay that way to the weekend. “Her form is there. It’s the 1,000 Guineas and there’s plenty of dangers, but she’s in good form so we’ll hope for a bit of luck.” A hugely impressive winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac last autumn, she was winter favourite for the Newmarket Guineas but met with a setback at a critical time, meaning O’Brien dare not risk her in the Classic first time out. Instead, she ran in the Athasi Stakes just a day later, but she was beaten by the outsider Iveagh Gardens, despite travelling like the best horse in the race and looking sure to win at one stage. last_img read more

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FC Goa rope in winger Imran Khan

first_imgPanaji, May 29: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa on Tuesday announced the signing of 23-year-old Manipuri winger Imran Khan from Fateh Hyderabad FC.The left winger was named the Manipuri Player of the Year in 2015-2016 and has represented 2018 I-league runners-up Neroca FC.According to a statement from the franchise, Imran is a pacey midfielder, capable of playing any where on the left side or in an attacking position in the middle.He has also represented Manipur in the annual Santosh Trophy on five occasions. The supremely talented youngster was part of the Fateh Hyderabad team which did the double over FC Goa in the I-league division 2 league stage.He was instrumental for his team in both victories against the Goan club.Imran will join fellow Manipuris Yasir Mohammad and Mohammad Nawaz who played important roles in the FC Goa development team in the past season where the team competed in the Goa Pro League and the I-league division 2. IANSlast_img read more

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T20I: India & Sri Lanka Teams to arrive on January 2 in Guwahati

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: It will be an extended new year’s celebration for cricket fans in Guwahati as both Sri Lanka and India will arrive in the city on January 2 to play the first T20I tie. The match is scheduled to be held at the ACA stadium, Barsapara on January 5.The secretary of the Assam Cricket Association Devajit Saikia today informed the media that Sri Lanka team will fly in the city by a chartered flight while Indian team will assemble in Guwahati.“As the match will be series opener so Indian players will travel to Guwahati from their respective homes and assemble here,” said Saikia. Both the teams will check in at Radisson Blue and begin their first practice session on January 3.Meanwhile the sale of tickets for the game is going on via online. Till date nearly 24 thousand tickets are sold.It will be the second time that Guwahati will host T20I match. Earlier in the first game India faced Australia and the visitors won the tie by eight wickets.Also Read: Sale of T20I between India and Sri Lanka tickets begins today in GuwahatiAlso Watch: Minister Pijush Hazarika rebuts claims of paid crowd at BJP peace rally in Jagi Roadlast_img read more

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GOA appoints Ninvalle as Press Liaison for important Commonwealth meeting

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle has been appointed Press Liaison by the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) for their September 22-26 Commonwealth Games Federation’s (CGF) meeting of the Americas in Georgetown.According to GOA president K. Juman-Yassin representatives of approximately 22 countries are expected in Guyana for the important meeting.Louise Martin, president of the CGF is expected to attend the ‘first-of-its-kind-meeting’ to be held in Guyana with the GOA also stating that two officials from Australia will be in Guyana to give an update on the Commonwealth Games next year in the Gold Coast.The 21st (XXI) Commonwealth Games will be held in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, April 4-15, 2018. It is the fifth time Australia will be hosting the Commonwealth Games.The Commonwealth Games (known as the British Empire Games 1930–1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games 1954–1966, and British Commonwealth Games from (1970–1974) is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.The event was first held in 1930, and, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, which were cancelled due to World War II, has taken place every four years since then. The most recent Commonwealth Games took place in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014.last_img read more

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Black Caps take control over West Indies in Hamilton

first_imgHAMILTON, New Zealand, (CMC) – West Indies’ batting crumbled meekly on day two of the second Test against New Zealand here Sunday, leaving the Caribbean side needing a Herculean effort to stay alive in the contesst at Seddon Park.Replying to the hosts’ 373, the Windies started badly and never really recovered, finishing the day on 215 for eight in their first innings – still 158 runs adrift of the lead.Not for the first time in recent history, opener Kraigg Brathwaite was the only shining light, leading by example in his first match as skipper with a top-score of 66.Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich made a dashing 35, Shimron Hetmyer got 28 while debutant Raymon Reifer was propped up the innings deep in the final session with an unbeaten 22.But opener Kieran Powell failed to score, Shai Hope and Roston Chase were left still looking for a significant score in the series while rookie Sunil Ambris trod on his stumps for the second time in three innings, to continue his bizarre start to his Test career.New Zealand’s bowlers were steady without ever being spectacular, with the seam quartet of Tim Southee (2-34), Colin de Grandhomme (2-40), Trent Boult (2-67) and Neil Wagner (2-73) each picking up two wickets.West Indies had earlier endured frustration as New Zealand converted their overnight 286 for seven into a competitive first innings.They did well to remove the overnight pair of Tom Blundell (28) and Neil Wagner (1) cheaply for the addition of just 26 runs but were then held up by a last-wicket stand of 61 between Boult and Southee.Boult played with gay abandon in a 27-ball knock that included five fours and two sixes and Southee joined with a four and a pair of sixes, in an entertaining 39-ball innings.Seamer Kemar Roach finally ended the innings 45 minutes before lunch when he took a low caught and bowled chance to his right, to remove Southee.Speedster Shannon Gabriel finished with four 119 and Roach, three for 58, while Miguel Cummins ended with two for 57.Kraigg Brathwaite struck a defiant half-century to help West Indies avoid the follow-on.Left with a tricky period to navigate, the Windies’ misery increased when Powell sparred at the sixth ball of the innings from Southee and was caught at the wicket with five runs on the board.On 24 for one at lunch, West Indies benefitted from two small partnerships afterwards, Brathwaite adding 41 for the second wicket with Hetmyer and a further 44 for the third wicket with Hope who made 15.Only 55 minutes play were possible in the second session because of rain, in which time Hetmyer showed flashes of his usual aggression before playing too early at one from Boult and watching as the left-armer pulled off a brilliant one-handed return catch diving to his left.The 20-year-old left-hander struck four fours and a six – a top-edged hook to fine leg off Boult.When the rains arrived, the Windies were 87 for two with Brathwaite and Hope together, and when they returned 20 minutes after the scheduled tea interval, the slump ensued.Hope, unbeaten on 14 at the rain break, added just one before falling 10 minutes following the resumption, edging Southee to Ross Taylor at first slip.It all then went downhill quickly for West Indies as five wickets tumbled for 70 runs.Chase was bowled for 12 driving down the wrong line at de Grandhomme and Ambris (2), in only his second Test, astonishingly stepped on his wicket again attempting to turn a delivery into the on-side off the back foot.Brathwaite, dropped on 14 by Tom Latham off Boult, struck nine fours and a six in 116 balls at the crease before finally succumbing to a brilliant catch at short cover by Southee, driving uppishingly at de Grandhomme.Tottering on 135 for six, Dowrich arrived to stroke seven fours in an up tempo 45-ball innings, adding 34 with Reifer. He eventually paid for his aggression, top-edging a pull to be caught and bowled by Wagner.Reifer anchored the lower order, putting on 35 with Roach (17) before seeing out the day in partnership with Cummins (10 not out).NEW ZEALAND 1st Innings(overnight 286 for seven)J Raval c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel 84T Latham c wkp Dowrich b Cummins 22*K Williamson c wkp Dowrich b Cummins 43R Taylor c wkp Dowrich b Roach 16H Nicholls lbw Reifer 13M Santner b Gabriel 24C de Grandhomme b Gabriel 58+T Blundell b Gabriel 28N Wagner c Hope b Roach 1T Southee c and b Roach 31T Boult not out 37Extras (lb1, w3, nb12) 16TOTAL (all out; 102.2 overs) 373Fall of wickets: 1-65, 2-154, 3-159, 4-186, 5-189, 6-265, 7-275, 8-286, 9-312, 10-373.Bowling: Gabriel 25-4-119-4 (w1, nb7), Roach 23.2-8-58-3 (nb1), Cummins 20-4-57-2 (w2, nb4), Chase 13-1-90-0, Reifer 17-8-36-1, Brathwaite 4-0-12-0.WEST INDIES 2nd Innings*K Brathwaite c Southee b de Grandhomme 66K Powell c wkp Blundell b Southee 0S Hetmyer c and b Boult 28S Hope c Taylor b Southee 15R Chase b de Grandhomme 12S Ambris hit wkt b Boult 2+S Dowrich c & b Wagner 35R Reifer not out 22K Roach c Boult b Wagner 17M Cummins not out 10Extras (b1, w7) 8TOTAL (8 wkts, 64 overs) 215Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-46, 3-90, 4-112, 5-117, 6-135, 7-169,8-204.To bat: S. GabrielBowling: Southee 18-8-34-2 (w1), Boult 19-5-67-2 (w2), de Grandhomme 12-1-40-2, Wagner 15-2-73-2.Position: West Indies trail by 158 runs with two wickets intact.last_img read more

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