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Rowan Gorilla VII; Source: Wiki Commons; Author: AlfvanBeem – under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain DedicationOffshore driller Rowan Companies sank deeper into the red as its revenues fell amid lower rig utilization and dayrates. The driller on Wednesday reported a net loss of $76.7 million compared to a net loss of $28.7 million in the second quarter of 2017.For the second quarter of 2018 Rowan recorded revenues of $241.3 million compared to $320.2 million in the same period last year.Tom Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “While overall market conditions for offshore drilling remain challenging, demand for rigs has improved year to date. Since the beginning of the second quarter 2018, Rowan has been awarded contracts for both drillships and jack-up rigs.”Burke also added: “Our confidence level in adding further backlog during the second half of 2018 for both our drillships and jack-ups continues to grow, based on tendering activity and improving market fundamentals.”Rowan’s total rig utilization for the quarter dropped to 59% from 69% in the prior-year quarter and average dayrate fell to $176,300 from $186,000.Offshore Energy Today Staff
The Belgium-based Marlinks has secured a contract for monitoring the cable burial depth of the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm.Marlinks will monitor the burial depth of six inter-array cables and one export cable, which will be equipped by the company’s distributed temperature sensing (DTS) measurement system.According to Parkwind, the majority owner of the 219MW project, the system uses the recorded temperatures and soil conditions to continuously calculate power circuit ratings and burial depth of the cables allowing an accurate follow-up on risk for failure.The hardware will be installed on the substation in May, with the system expected to be fully operational when all cables are installed in October.“One of the challenges over the lifetime of an offshore wind farm in the Belgian concession zone is to monitor and maintain correct burial depth of the cables. Marlinks provides an innovative monitoring solution allowing for up to date risk assessment,” said Peter Caluwaerts, Project Director of Northwester 2.Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) will deliver the inter-array cable, while Nexans is in charge of supplying the export cable. Tekmar Energy will provide the cable protection system (CPS).Northwester 2 will comprise 23 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 164-9.5MW turbines located some 51km off the Belgian coast. Offshore construction is expected to start in June 2019 and the commissioning is scheduled for 2020.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs placed 1st in a Girls 3-Way Swimming Meet at South Dearborn on Tuesday (11-18).Team scores were Batesville 151, South Dearborn 106, Switzerland County 21.Batesville Individual Event Winners: Emily Gutzwiller 200 IM, 100 Breast, Taylor Villani 200/500 Free, Elizabeth Weiler 100 Free, Ashley Daulton 100 Back, and Mary Poltrack 100 Fly.Batesville JV event winners: Mary Poltrack: 50 Free, Lauren Caplinger 100 Free, Sarah Poltrack 100 Back, and Audra Brewer 100 Breast.Lady Bulldogs are 2-0 on the season. (1-0 EIAC)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.
The findings are something of an embarrassment for Hull, whose manager Steve Bruce criticised the Leicester players for their conduct during the nervy 0-0 draw. He was unimpressed by what he perceived to be attempts to persuade Moss to penalise his son. ” I s aw everyone surround Alex (asking) for a red card for his challenge,” he said in the post-match press conference. ”The reason we enjoy the Premier League is its honesty and integrity and if we’re going to go down the route of every other league – jumping around and whingeing and trying to get people yellow and red cards – for me that’s not right.” Hull were handed six bookings in the match, two of which led to Tom Huddlestone’s sending-off. Foxes boss Nigel Pearson tersely described Bruce’s version as “not a fair assessment” and the FA’s independent regulatory commission were in agreement, attributing blame to the Hull contingent. Their statement read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Hull City have been fined £30,000 after an FA player misconduct charge brought against the club was found proven. “It was alleged that in or around the 68th minute of the game against Leicester City on 14 March 2015, Hull failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. “The club denied the charge which was found proven by the Regulatory Commission.” Hull have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players against Leicester on March 14, the governing body has announced. City initially denied the charge but were on Friday found guilty of ” failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion”. The incident was brought about by the reaction of a number of Hull players after Alex Bruce was booked by referee Jon Moss following a tackle on Riyad Mahrez. Press Association
Alan Pardew singled out Yohan Cabaye for praise after his midfield masterclass guided Crystal Palace to a 2-0 victory over West Brom. Press Association “It was his father’s funeral on Thursday so we didn’t see him,” Pardew said. “I like to think, like when I lost my father, maybe he was looking down on him today so it was a nice moment for Yannick. He has dedicated the goal to his father so it was a nice moment all round. It will be a big boost for him because he wants to score goals.” The victory continued Palace’s impressive start to the campaign and Pardew drew comparisons to some of his more successful times at Newcastle. “The last time we (Palace) had 15 points in the Premier League, we were eating our Christmas dinner and (now) we’ve got it on October 2, so we’ve got ourselves in a great position,” he. “You have periods of form and how long we can keep that we’ll have to wait and see, but I can compare this season to the team I had twice at Newcastle and this is a team that can be as good as that team.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis had a short and successful spell as manager of Palace and won on his first return here last season. But the Welshman was at a loss to explain why the same team he had named in their last away game, a 1-0 win over rivals Aston Villa, had fallen well short of expectations here. “When you pick the same team, I came here with high hopes,” he said. “When Jonny Evans was fit and Gareth McAuley was fit and you’re putting that back four together again – you get that performance and it is chalk and cheese, it is really disappointing. I don’t know if it is confidence or whatever, but you have got to sort it out.” Former Manchester United defender Evans hobbled off after less than half an hour with a hamstring issue, while an ankle knock for James Morrison further depleted Pulis’ options. Both will be hoping to be fit for crunch international fixtures for Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively and Pulis will give them every chance to be involved. When asked if he was concerned by Evans’ injury, he replied: “The concern is obviously for Northern Ireland with the big games they have got. Whether those two (Evans and Morrison) will travel I’m not sure. “The home nations, we want to help them as much as we can so fingers crossed they will be okay, if they are anywhere near it we will give them a chance to play. They will be scanned tomorrow and they will know if they are serious injuries or not.” The France international joined the Eagles in the summer in what was seen as a major coup as he moved from Paris Saint-Germain for a club-record fee. “We approached the game knowing what to expect and we knew we needed to be patient, we played in a controlled manner,” Pardew said. “You need someone like Cabaye to orchestrate that and I thought he was great today in everything he did. “He created the goal at a stage we were starting to worry on the bench and potentially looking for changes. “I know his character and he knew he wasn’t going to be accepting what was happening at PSG, he wasn’t getting a fair opportunity and he needed someone to trust. “He wants to play for his national side at the Euros. I hope everyone in France was watching him today because he was excellent.” Pardew believes Cabaye, should he maintain such form, would make the France squad for next summer’s European Championships in his home country, but there was more to this win than just his performance. Bolasie looked back to his best and capped a superb display with his first Premier League goal at Selhurst Park on what has been an emotional week for the Congo international. With the Baggies having not conceded a goal away from home in the Premier League this season ahead of their trip to Selhurst Park, Palace had to be patient in their attempt to break through a stubborn defence. But Cabaye, who also played under Pardew at Newcastle, held the key as he crossed for Yannick Bolasie to head home before converting his second penalty in six days.
The wife of one of the men says the clue was left behind deliberately sparking hope that the pair are alive and will return home safely.Click here for live updates. Jacksonville officials say they are not giving up and it is “absolutely a rescue mission,” as the search for two missing firefighters continues Tuesday.Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Fla., firefighter, and Justin Walker, a member of the Fairfax, Va., fire department, were last seen on Friday launching a 22-foot fishing boat at Port Canaveral, near the Kennedy Space Center, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Sunday.Since Friday, search crews have covered more than 24,000 miles by boats and planes with more than 130 volunteers.As of now, more than 130 volunteers have joined the search.A tackle bag found Monday is the only sign of them that has surfaced since they disappeared.BREAKING: Missing firefighter’s tackle bag found 50 miles off St Augustine coast “I wholeheartedly believe this is a breadcrumb they threw overboard to say we are here” Hear from friends and family at 5/6 @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/u13yKODLyF— Jamarlo Phillips (@JamarloANjax) August 19, 2019
BANKS DIH Limited and the Coca Cola Company are partnering to promote healthy lifestyles in schools through physical activities.Through this initiative Houston Secondary School on the East Bank of Demerara has benefited from rehabilitation of its basketball backboard and donations of basketballs and jump (skipping) ropes.Communications Manager Troy Peters, who made the presentation during a simple ceremony at the school, disclosed that the company has worked closely with Houston Secondary and is extremely pleased to be helping to promote physical education and healthy lifestyles at the institution.“This initiative is part of the Banks DIH Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme which fosters positive social impact in schools. In addition, we are working closely with Coca Cola to encourage physical activities and healthy lifestyles among youths,” he disclosed.Houston Secondary is one of the schools earmarked to compete in the 2018 National Jump Rope competition, sponsored by Coca Cola and organised by the Ministry of Education.Physical Education teacher Edmond Johnson expressed appreciation to the company for the assistance.He said the school will start preparations for the School Jump Rope championships next year, while plans are in place to participate competitively in schools’ basketball tournaments soon.
DT: What would you say was the highlight of the Pac-10 championships?Popov: For me personally it was the playoffs in the end. I had a really good last round and I played okay the last two holes. I made a bogey on 17 so I kind of got caught up on that hole a little. I had to go into the playoffs and tied with [UCLA’s] Tiffany Lua and that was just very exciting for me because it was a nice way to finish a tournament. Daily Trojan: How did it feel winning both the team and individual titles at the Pac-10 championships?Sophia Popov: It was pretty exciting, mostly to win the team title because that was what we were really aiming for, and that was my main goal. We have been working really hard this season and we have won a couple of tournaments so we thought, ‘Let’s win that Pac-10 title.’ Winning it individually was great especially since it was my second one in a row. DT: What are your hopes for the upcoming NCAA regionals?Popov: For me, it’s to win with the team again. Obviously I want to play well individually. My expectations are high, but I know myself — no player can just keep it up that well. I just want to get a top finish and try to be satisfied with my game there and hopefully win with the team, and for the NCAAs pretty much the same. DT: Despite losing junior Lisa McCloskey, ranked third in the country, on the final day of competition due to injury, USC still came out on top. In what ways did her absence affect the team, if at all?Popov: I knew her back was bad because I was rooming with her and she was really not doing very well, so I had this feeling that she wasn’t going to be able to play because she was in a lot of pain. And so our coach just comes to us on the driving range before we teed off and said, ‘I think Lisa is not going to make it today.’ But I knew we still had four players and we can still score really low, so if we just hang in there, just play for Lisa, then that’s all we can really do. It was tough, but us four players showed we could shoot really low without her. So it was a loss definitely, but we could pull through pretty well. The No. 1 USC women’s golf team has been playing above par all season.Last week, the team won the 2011 Pac-10 championship, its fourth in program history and first since 2008.Not only did the Women of Troy take home the team title, but freshman Sophia Popov captured the Pac-10’s individual title.The Daily Trojan sat down with Popov to hear her thoughts on the season so far.Freshman sensation · Freshman Sophia Popov captured an individual Pac-10 championship, USC’s fourth ever in program history. – Photo courtesy of Sports Information DT: You are a freshman this year, but have already proven yourself as a valuable member of the team. How has your first year on the team been and what have you taken away from it?Popov: It’s been pretty great. It was kind of funny — my first tournament didn’t go very well. I played pretty bad because it took a little time to get used to everything here and it’s different from Europe. But I got my game up pretty fast. I won at Stanford in the fall and now I won two back-to-back tournaments, so obviously it’s been really good and I’ve jumped up the rankings now, too. I’m kind of overwhelmed by my game right now, but I’m trying to just keep my focus for the next two tournaments and hopefully I keep the momentum going. DT: How would you describe the course you and the rest of the team played on during the competition?Popov: The course was rather open and kind of challenging because it was kind of windy. In Arizona, it’s kind of like a desert course but it was a nice course. It was pretty wide, really tough greens. It wasn’t the most difficult course, but it was definitely challenging because of the wind and the conditions we had.