SeaBird Bags Additional Work in West Africa

first_imgSeaBird Exploration has signed a letter of award (LoA) for some additional work in West Africa for an undisclosed client. The project is due to start in late second quarter and will have a duration of approximately two weeks.SeaBird will be using the Osprey Explorer for the project.Earlier the company received LoA for West Africa 2D seismic survey with a duration of one month.The vessel, Osprey Explorer, joined the fleet in August 2006 after being converted to 2D Long offset/source vessel in Poland.The DNV-classed vessel has a length of 81.16 meters and a beam of 15.96 meters.last_img

Martinez praises Eto’o and Lukaku

first_img Lukaku has not yet had the impact he did while on loan at the club last season and there has been criticism from some fans, but Martinez was delighted with the Belgian’s performance. The Toffees boss said: “Football is a game of errors and they’re going to happen. Moments where the ball bounces wrongly or you make a wrong decision, and it happened in the goal we gave away. “You can imagine he was disappointed but that happens. What pleases me more is that from that moment on he would have never stopped until he got us back in the lead. “He got a knock on his toe and he wasn’t fully fit but he wanted to stay on the pitch as long as he could. The opposition always marks him well but the way he’s growing at such a young age, he’s going to be an exceptional footballer.” Eto’o, 33, is at a very different stage of his career to 21-year-old Lukaku but has already showed he can be a key addition alongside his fellow summer signing. The Cameroonian, who was starting only his second Premier League game for the Toffees, almost completed his hat-trick late on but was unlucky as he was denied by a post. “As a striker, it’s not about how many goals you score, it’s how many chances you need to score,” said Martinez. “The first chance he showed that the mentality is to be ready. I thought he set standards in that respect, but then as a manager I was more pleased with his overall contribution. Roberto Martinez praised strike duo Samuel Eto’o and Romelu Lukaku after they fired Everton to a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. Press Association “His link-up play was exceptional, his defensive work was very disciplined and, for someone in that experienced part of his career to be able to play two 90 minutes on Thursday and today, I think it shows you the way he looks after himself and what an incredible professional to have in a young group. “I was extremely proud of his performance.” Burnley’s search for a first win since promotion back to the Premier League will go into a 10th game – a trip to Arsenal next weekend. The Clarets are the only team in the top four divisions of English football without a victory, and manager Sean Dyche felt the Toffees’ quality in front of goal was the difference between the sides. He said: “It was a very challenging game against a fine side decided more or less once again by high-quality players doing what high-quality players do. That was their clinical edge against ours. “Our general performance was good I thought, particularly first half. Some of our football was very good, and the will and demand to play but also to create chances was there, but that clinical side of the game is definitely where it’s at for us at the moment.” The main positive was a first Premier League goal for last season’s top scorer Ings, who became the first Burnley striker to find the net this season. “It was a very good finish,” said Dyche. “We know we want to play on the front foot and we did. I thought he should have nicked one at the end but he looked nice and sharp and he’s growing again. “He had a soft start to his season in the Premier League and then getting the injury. Weirdly I thought that might do him good, and he looks nice and lively. “All the strikers need goals. They’re all in there, they’re all clambering. We have to keep believing it will come.” Eto’o showed his class with very good finishes at both ends of the game, while Romelu Lukaku put Everton back in front in the 29th minute after Burnley had equalised through Danny Ings. It was Lukaku’s mistake that set up the hosts’ goal, with the striker inexplicably passing the ball to Lukas Jutkiewicz midway inside the Everton half. last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri staggered at Arsenal’s title drought since his time at Chelsea

first_img In the intervening time, while Ranieri has undertaken club jobs in Spain, Italy and France and been in charge of the Greece national team, the closest Arsenal have come to being champions again was when they were second behind Chelsea in Mourinho’s maiden campaign. However, ahead of Leicester’s home game against Arsene Wenger’s team on Saturday, Ranieri believes Arsenal are ready to mount a serious title challenge once again. “When I was at Chelsea, they were ‘the Invincibles’ said Ranieri. “That was an unbelievable achievement, so it is surprising they have not won the league since. “I don’t know why Arsenal have had to wait so long, because Arsene Wenger is a good manager and he brings in good players. But maybe it is not so easy to replace players such as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Fredrik Ljungberg and all the defenders. “But now, again, Arsenal is a very good team (who) we respect a lot. (They are) smart, fast, technical – everything. They are fantastic, good quality. (They) move the ball very well, very quickly. “They are ready to fight again for the title and it will be a very good match.” It might be said Arsenal are preparing to face Leicester’s ‘Invincibles’, with Ranieri’s team holding the Premier League’s only remaining unbeaten record following Manchester City’s home defeat to West Ham last weekend. When Ranieri left English football in 2004, the Gunners had just gone through the entire league season unbeaten. Ranieri’s Chelsea team finished runners-up that year, 11 points behind their London rivals, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, but it was not enough for the Italian to keep his job and he was replaced by Jose Mourinho. Claudio Ranieri is surprised Arsenal failed to win the title during his 11-year spell away from the Barclays Premier League. The 63-year-old chuckled at the suggestion before acknowledging his own poor record against Wenger’s Gunners. He said: “I have not such a good record against Arsenal. It is bad. If I remember well I didn’t win for 17 matches, or 16 matches.” It is actually one win in 14 meetings. He added: ” In my time at Chelsea I only managed to beat them once, but I won the last one in the quarter-final of the Champions League. “It is a bad record but every match was very good, they won or drew, but the matches were very open.” Ranieri will make several changes to his starting line up for the visit of Arsenal after swapping 10 players against West Ham in the Capital One Cup in midweek. T he likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater, Ngolo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are all expected to return to the team but on-loan winger Nathan Dyer (knee) remains out injured. Press Associationlast_img read more

FHP Arrests Alleged Partner in PBC Driver’s License Scam

first_imgThe Florida Highway Patrol says a ring including a driving school owner, two instructors, and another man, allegedly helped at least 63 individuals to fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office in Greenacres.Officers have arrested at least 30 people who got the tainted licenses since the investigation began nearly two years ago.They arrested 33-year-old Isaac Zamora Martinez, of Hialeah, last Thursday, one month after tracking down his alleged partner, 62-year-old David Aguilar Hernandez.According to the FHP, the men agreed with Alejandro Rodriguez, who owned Rodriguez Driving School in Haverhill, to bring people to the Greenacres office and have clerk Norman Giddings issue the licenses.An FHP report reads, “Aguilar, Martinez, Giddings, and Rodriguez maintained a systematic, ongoing course of conduct with intent to defraud the PBC-Tax Office, the State of Florida, and its procedures as it relates to the issuances of Florida DLs.”Records show that Rodriguez has not yet been charged.Giddings died in February 2018, days before he was to be criminally charged, says Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon.Gannon adds that for people who are undocumented or otherwise ineligible, a fraudulently obtained license is concerning, as it allows them to obtain other documents in the same manner.Martinez was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday. A judge has set his bail at $15,000. He is facing five counts each of using false information to get a driver’s license, supplying another with an unlawful driver’s license, altering a public record and falsifying a record. He has also been charged with fraud of less than $20,000.Officials say that Martinez and Hernandez, who was arrested on August 14, used a car that was registered to Rodriguez.Giddings issued 20 sham driver’s licenses in November 2017. Eleven of those were for people who are listed as having used Rodriguez’s car for a driving test, but investigators say no such test was administered.The investigation also shows that in January of last year, Martinez and Hernandez brought in another 10 applicants who also received licenses after “passing” driving tests which they never actually took.FHP reports also show that some of the people paid Giddings as much as $450 for their licenses, while others gave Hernandez up to $500 to help them through the fraudulent process.Martinez admitted to officials that he worked for Rodriguez from 2014 to 2016, bringing up to seven applicants to the office every day. He denied that he participated in the non-existent driving tests, but could not explain why he was at the office on a daily basis.When investigators showed him video footage, he claimed he was helping people their fix ticket and license suspensions at no charge.Hernandez, of West Palm Beach, is currently charged with 17 counts of charges similar to those Martinez is facing. He left jail within two days of his arrest, after posting $10,000 bond.Like Martinez, he has also denied any involvement with fraudulent licenses, and said the video footage of him helping the people was coincidental, since he recruited customers for the driving school.last_img read more

West Indies fight back after Stokes’ half-century

first_img(REUTERS) – England all-rounder Ben Stokes followed his bowling masterclass against West Indies with a half-century and Stuart Broad blazed away for a vital 38 as the hosts took a 71-run first-innings lead on the second day of the third Test at Lord’s yesterday.Resuming on 46 for four in reply to the tourists’ 123, England were bowled out for 194 and were again indebted to Stokes who struck 10 boundaries in a fluent innings before being bowled out by Shannon Gabriel.On a chaotic opening day, Stokes took a career-best six for 22 with a devastating spell of swing bowling as West Indies lost their last eight wickets for 45 runs.West Indies stayed in contention to claim a first series victory in England for 29 years, however, as paceman Kemar Roach finished with five for 72, although they may come to rue allowing England to stretch their lead.Rain meant only four overs were bowled before lunch with Roach having Dawid Malan caught behind for 20 to leave England on 63 for five, still 60 in arrears.Two balls after a rain-extended lunchbreak Stokes was dropped on 24 and went on to reach his 12th Test half-century in 51 balls with 10 boundaries.With Stokes scoring freely and England edging ahead of West Indies’ feeble first-innings score it looked ominous for the visitors. But they hit back in style.CARBON COPYShannon Gabriel looked crestfallen after bowling Stokes with an inswinger only to be no-balled for over-stepping, but two balls later he broke Stokes’ stumps with a carbon copy ball and this time there was no reprieve for England’s vice-captain.Stokes had earlier shared in a 56-run partnership with Jonny Bairstow who fell lbw to the impressive Roach for 21.With the game tantalisingly poised, Moeen Ali was the next to fall for three, as he edged Roach to Kyle Hope who made up for his earlier drop of Stokes with a head-high catch in the slips.England were 11 runs ahead with two wickets in hand and put on 60 for the last two wickets. Stuart Broad scored 29 with Toby Roland-Jones before his entertaining last-wicket partnership with James Anderson saw him swipe two sixes.Broad was eventually caught behind off the last ball before tea leaving Anderson, who needed one wicket to reach 500 in Tests, unbeaten on eight.The series is locked at 1-1 after West Indies hit back from a first-Test drubbing at Edgbaston to win a thrilling match at Headingley, their first Test win in England for 17 years.SCORECARDWEST INDIES 1st innings 123ENGLAND 1st innings (o/n 46 for four)A. Cook c wkp. Dowrich b Roach 10M. Stoneman c wkp. Dowrich b Roach 1T. Westley lbw b Holder 8J. Root c Powell b Holder 1D. Malan c wkp. Dowrich b Roach 20B. Stokes b Gabriel 60J. Bairstow lbw b Roach 21M. Ali c K Hope b Roach 3T. Roland-Jones c S. Hope b Holder 13S. Broad c wkp. Dowrich b Holder 38J. Anderson not out 8Extras: (lb-4, nb-7) 11Total: (all out, 52.5 overs) 194Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-15, 3-19, 4-24, 5-63, 6-119, 7-128, 8-134, 9-163.Bowling: Roach 24-8-72-5, Gabriel 15-1-64-1, Holder 13.5-1-54-4.WEST INDIES 2nd inningsK. Brathwaite b Anderson 4K. Powell b Anderson 45K. Hope lbw b Broad 1S. Hope not out 35R. Chase not out 3Extras: (lb-5) 5Total: (3 wkts, 31 overs) 93Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-21, 3-69.Bowling: Anderson 9-2-17-2, Broad 8-2-25-1, Roland-Jones 6-2-17-0, Stokes 8-2-29-0.Position: West Indies lead by 22 runs with seven second innings intact.Toss: West Indies.last_img read more

No. 1 Trojans handle San Diego State

first_imgThe cloudy gloom over Marks Stadium couldn’t cast a shadow over the USC men’s tennis team’s fiery playing style in yesterday’s matchup against No. 75 San Diego State. The newly minted No. 1 Trojans dominated with a 7-0 sweep — their ninth straight victory.Vroom vroom · Sophomore Max de Vroome battled back to win his singles match against San Diego State’s Hunter Nicholas by a score of 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-2). No. 100 de Vroome also picked up a doubles win. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanSophomore Max de Vroome and junior Eric Johnson scored a quick 8-2 win over the Aztecs’ Andranik Khachatryan and Hunter Nicholas, setting the tone in doubles action. Though the win was expected, what wasn’t expected was head coach Peter Smith’s unconventional coaching style going into this matchup.“I wanted to make it as tough on us as possible,” Smith said, referring to his unconventional lineup. “I wanted to play as many guys as I could, and make it tough.”Smith’s team was up for the task, and handled themselves well. Freshman Nick Crystal played with previous Pac-12 player of the week Roberto Quiroz, who beat out their teammates on court three and secured an 8-5 win over Freddy Gelbrich and Hendrik Jebens.“Nick [Crystal] played great,” Smith said. “I think that would be our third team.”Smith’s unexpected lineup achieved exactly what he wanted: a chance for underutilized players to win.In singles, freshman Rob Bellamy drummed up a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over Khachatryan for a lift to a 2-0 lead for USC — and for the freshman’s seventh straight victory. Next, Michael Grant took down SDSU’s Milen Ianakiev in a 6-0, 6-2 to make it 3-0. Sealing the Trojans’ team win was No. 56 junior Roberto Quiroz. Quiroz claimed his eighth victory in a row over Thorsten Bertsch in a 4-0 lead.Next in line with a straight-set win for USC was Eric Johnson, whose 6-1, 7-5 win over Freddy Gelbrich at court three extended his lead to 5-0. At the No. 5 spot, Jonny Wang rang up a 6-2, 6-3 win, coming back in his second set to beat Juan Florez and boost USC to the 6-0 advantage.“I fought my heart out, tried my hardest, and stayed positive,” Wang said.USC achieved straight-set wins in every singles match but one — No. 2. Despite a slow start, Max de Vroome clinched a win in the second set by pummeling his opponent Nicholas in a tiebreaker. De Vroome finished his match and the game with an action-packed 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-2) win.Though the Trojans are no strangers to being No. 1, this marks the first time the Trojans have held the position since the close of the 2012 season, when USC finished off its fourth consecutive national championship run.Coach Smith credited his team’s success to its competitive nature.“If you look at the scores,” Smith said. “There was a lot of 5-0, 7-0. It wasn’t about easing [the team’s] way into it, it was about ramming [the team’s] way onto the court.”USC’s coming road trip will take the Trojans to the Pacific Northwest. The Trojans battle  Oregon in a 1:30 match on Friday before traveling to Washington at 1 p.m. on Saturday.last_img read more

LPGA set for Portland without fans; Kia put off until March

first_img The LPGA Tour’s Cambia Portland Classic will be played as scheduled Sept. 17-20 without fans at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, while the Kia Classic has been put off until March.Unable to reschedule the Kia Classic this year at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the tour and Kia said Thursday the event will return to its normal March dates.“We appreciate all of the efforts by Kia to try and make this event happen this year and we look forward to playing again at beautiful Aviara Golf Club in 2021,” LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement.Image credits: AP Written By Associated Press Television News LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 21st August, 2020 07:00 IST LPGA Set For Portland Without Fans; Kia Put Off Until March The LPGA Tour’s Cambia Portland Classic will be played as scheduled Sept. 17-20 without fans at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, while the Kia Classic has been put off until March FOLLOW US First Published: 21st August, 2020 07:00 IST WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard to miss 3rd consecutive game

first_imgOK REUNIONOklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he’s not the least bit surprised by how swiftly George has come out of the gates after being cleared following offseason shoulder surgeries – nor is he surprised that George jumped at the opportunity to take his talents home to Southern California.“Paul’s a great player, I had a chance to see that first-hand for a lot of games last year for us,” Donovan said Sunday after practice, when his team prepared to match up with the former Thunder star for the first time since this summer’s bombshell trade that sent him to L.A. for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari and an unprecedented collection of draft picks.“I’m happy for Paul because I know how important his family is to him. … His mom and dad are great, I’ve got the chance to meet them, his uncles and his aunts, he’s got an incredible family and they’re all based here in California. All these guys’ careers, even if a guy plays 15 years, in reality, it seems like a lot of time, but in the time of your life, it’s like a fraction of it. And I think for him to be able to share this point in time in his career with his family is a great thing because they’re such good people.“He’s always been a terrific player,” Donovan added, with a nod to George’s MVP candidacy last season before the shoulder injuries limited him late in the season. “I felt bad for him last year just because he had such an incredible first 50, 60 games going into the All-Star break … He just probably wasn’t himself (after that) with the shoulder injuries that he had – and he played through all that stuff. He missed a couple games here and there, but it speaks to his greatness as a player.“I’m happy he’s back and he’s healthy.” Rivers said neither he nor the team are overly anxious awaiting the much-anticipated pairing to actually transpire.“I just know it’s gonna happen, I have confidence in that,” Rivers said. “You knew at the beginning of the year (when George was sidelined following shoulder surgeries) this is how it would be. So it’s funny, I don’t think one coach, not one guy, has even thought about it, that it’d be nice to have everybody out there.”A healthy George is helping the Clippers, characterized Monday by Rivers as “a team trying to find itself each night,” adjust to playing without Leonard, who will have missed five of the first 14 games.George’s 70 points in his first 45 minutes of play (over two games, in which the Clippers are 1-1) are an NBA record.“What I see, every time you see (George): ‘Man, when you put those two together, we could be pretty good.’ That’s what you see,” Rivers said. LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard will miss Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. The All-Star forward is sidelined for the third consecutive game with a left knee contusion that he apparently sustained in the second half of the team’s loss in Houston last Wednesday.Starting guard Patrick Beverley was back in the lineup after missing two games with a sore left calf, Rivers added.Leonard – who had missed two prior games due to load management related to an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee – played 41 minutes against the Rockets, finishing with 26 points on 10-of-24 shooting, 12 rebounds and seven assists.Rivers said there aren’t any long-term concerns about the injury, and that the two-time NBA Finals MVP was “very close” to playing Monday and could be in the lineup – alongside fellow All-Star Paul George for the first time, possibly – Wednesday when the Clippers host the Boston Celtics.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers sign Mookie Betts to 12-year, $365 million extension

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Mookie Betts and the Dodgers have finalized a contract extension that will keep the talented outfielder in Los Angeles through 2032. The contract pays $365 million – an average of $30.4 million over 12 years – including deferrals. Progress toward the extension was first reported Wednesday morning by Boston radio station WEEI.Due to become a free agent this winter, now Betts can’t become a free agent before his 40th birthday.Betts still hasn’t played a regular-season game since he was traded by the Red Sox for Alex Verdugo and prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong in February. The novel coronavirus pandemic postponed spring training in March. Baseball’s new Opening Day is Thursday.Angels outfielder Mike Trout signed a 10-year, $360 million extension with the Angels last year. He cannot be traded without his permission. Trout was 27 at the time the deal was signed. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Betts, who turns 28 in October, might be second only to Trout among the best players in the game. In 2019, he batted .295 with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs for the Red Sox. That was considered a “down year” in comparison to his MVP campaign of 2018: a .346 average, 32 home runs, 80 RBIs and a career-high 30 stolen bases.In Los Angeles, Betts is poised to join the reigning National League MVP, Cody Bellinger, to form an incomparable outfield duo. Bellinger has been deployed in center field and Betts in right field in exhibition games this year.Betts becomes the sixth baseball player to sign a contract in excess of $300 million. Trout, Gerrit Cole, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Giancarlo Stanton are the others.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

Melva Jean “Tudy” Sneed: Dec. 23, 1931- Jan. 16, 2013

first_imgMelva SneedMelva Jean “Tudy” Sneed died on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.Melva was born on December 23, 1931 in Wellington, the daughter of Lee Roy and Nora (Burns) McEachern.She was a member of the St. Anthony / St. Rose Alter Society and the Sumner County Democratic party and a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.Melva was married to Wayne Earl Sneed on December 27, 1952.  He preceded her in death on February 25, 1990.Survivors include one daughter, Angie McClure and her husband Darren of Lawrence, KS; four sons, Bill Sneed and his wife Diane of Topeka, KS, David Sneed of Topeka, KS, Jeff Sneed and his wife Neana of Wellington, KS, Mark Sneed and his wife Karen of Lenexa, KS; sister-in-law, Geraldine McEachern; brother-in-law, Galen Lamb; nine grandchildren, Sarah and Tanner Sneed, Arielle Horsch and Olivia Sneed, Jackson and Rigby McClure, Annie, Mitch and Monica Sneed; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, including her twin brother; and four sisters.The Holy Rosary will be recited at 9 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at St. Anthony / St. Rose Catholic Church, 210 North B Street, Wellington, KS.Mass of Christian will immediately follow the Rosary at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 in St. Anthony / St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington, KS.In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in her name to the Mission Thrift Shop or the St. Anthony / St. Rose Catholic Church. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, KS.last_img read more