UTEC Wraps Up Survey Work for McDermott in Middle East

first_imgUTEC, a global surveying company in the Acteon group, has completed consecutive as-built and post-construction, anchor-debris-clearance surveys using remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for McDermott International.UTEC mobilized a DP2 offshore support vessel in early December 2019 with work- and observation-class ROVs and a nearshore survey work boat for the as-built campaign.The anchor debris clearance campaign used the same vessel with a sub-bottom profiler, a side-scan sonar, a multibeam echosounder and a magnetometer.“We are delighted to have completed these surveys,” said Nadir Rahmatullah, UTEC commercial director, Asia Pacific and Middle East. “They are a testament to the success of our 18-month strategy of investing to enter the site characterization market in the Middle East. We have the technology and the operational experience for the successful delivery of projects like these. The work demonstrates our ROV and conventional geophysical survey capabilities in shallow waters, from the surface to depths of 40 meters.”Nadir added, “We are extremely pleased to have worked with McDermott. This project confirms the Acteon group’s position as a trusted survey and site characterization partner. At UTEC, we look forward to continuing to support our clients in the Middle East and worldwide and to working with Acteon group companies whenever they can add value to delivering customer-specific solutions.”last_img read more

Wisconsin splits doubleheader with Loyola

first_imgJennifer Krueger was 4-for-4 at the plate in the first game of Wisconsin’s doubleheader Thursday.[/media-credit]Wisconsin entered Thursday’s doubleheader against Loyola on a two-game losing streak, having lost four of its last five games. The Badgers got their win in the first game, 9-4, but split the doubleheader after being shutout 4-0 in the second game.For first-year head coach Yvette Healy, it was not just any opponent she was facing on a cold Thursday night. Healy spent 11 years coaching Loyola prior to coming to Madison, but this game was more about the skill of the opponent, not the storyline.“When you’re facing a team at the top of their conference, you know you’re going to get a battle like that,” Healy said. “Of course it was an emotional game, but I think it was more emotional for them [Loyola] than it was for me.”In the first game, it was neck-and-neck for the first four-and-a-half-innings. Heading into the bottom of the fourth, the Badgers trailed 4-2, but the deficit didn’t last long. Infielder Stephanie Peace hit a triple to left-center to bring home the first of five runs in the inning for Wisconsin.Karla Powell hit a solo shot – her seventh – in the third inning and was intentionally walked by Loyola in the fifth inning, which proved to be a vital mistake. The next batter, Shannel Blackshear, connected on a two-run homer to make the score 7-4.The Badgers would go on to shut out Loyola for the remaining three innings and added two more runs in the sixth inning to record their 16th win of the season.In the second game of the doubleheader, Wisconsin was unable to take advantage of early opportunities, leaving runners in scoring position. The Badgers left bases loaded for the first two innings in a row, something that has been a problem for Wisconsin all season long, as it left a total of 18 runners on base in a doubleheader against Penn State.“We’ve been leaving a lot of runners on base lately,” Krueger said. “We just need someone to step up and be big in that situation.”“I think sometimes it’s a mental thing,” Healy said. “They just have to be looser. I can see this team maybe pressing and getting a little tense. We’re all trying to lighten the mood and let them be excited about it but not stressed about it.”Pitcher Cassandra Darrah, who has exceeded expectations with her 10-3 record as a freshman, entered the top of the fifth inning with a no-hitter. However, it was Loyola’s turn to build a late scoring run. In the fifth and sixth innings combined, Darrah gave up two home runs, a solo shot by Lauren Zaworski and a three run homer by Jenna Grimm.Outfielder Jennifer Krueger, however, continued to be a bright spot for this Badger team. She finished the double-header 6-for-6 with three runs and three stolen bases. She extended her stealing streak to a school-record 11 games.“If you’re fast, it puts a lot of pressure on the defense,” Krueger said.Krueger is becoming accustomed to streaks, as she also compiled a 19-game hit streak earlier in the year.“I’m just really confident this year,” Krueger said. “I know if I put the ball in play that I’ll beat it out and get on base.”“It was a phenomenal offensive day for her,” Healy said. “It’s great to see a local Wisconsin talent like her do so well. She is doing her job, and now we just have to find ways to start hitting her in.”The Badgers were unable to put together another run as they were shut out 4-0. While Darrah gave up two home runs in the game, it was the lack of scoring that proved most significant.“We just need work on getting key hits,” Darrah said. “We leave too many people on base, so that’s our main goal going forward.”After getting off to their best start since 2007, the Badgers hope the second game will be a minor speed bump moving forward.“We should have had two wins there,” Krueger said. “We just know that we can play with anyone, any day, so we just have to keep working hard and have fun.”last_img read more

Guard Bounce Nadal at Paris Masters

first_imgRafael Nadal, one of the world’s most famous tennis players, has had an awkward moment at the entrance to the Paris Masters courts.A guard initially failed to recognise him and refused to allow him in.“Hello sir, have you got your pass?” the security guard asked the world’s number one tennis player, and a surprised Nadal responded: “I don’t have it with me.” The guard asked Nadal who he was and got the famous name in response.The Spaniard was then immediately allowed through to the training courts.The awkward moment was captured by French Canal+ Sport TV.Nadal later pulled out from the tournament with a knee injury before facing Serbian player Filip Krajinovic in the quarter-finals on Friday..In the finale of the Paris Masters on Sunday, American player Jack Sock won his first Masters 1000 title after beating qualifier Krajinovic.Nadal, 31, widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in history, has won 16 grand slams, two Olympic gold medals, and four Davis Cups with the Spanish national team.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

“Kotoko had no excuse”: Chibsah on 2004 CAF Confed Cup defeat to Hearts

first_imgFormer Black Stars and Asante Kotoko midfielder, Yussif Chibsah has disclosed that his side had no excuse to have lost the 2004 CAF Confederations Cup to Accra Hearts of Oak.Kumasi Asante Kotoko lost 8-7 on penalties at the Kumasi Sports Stadium to their arch-rivals after playing out a 2-2 aggregate scoreline over two-legs.Speaking to Benjamin Nketsia on Citi TV’s, The Tracker, the former midfielder said the loss haunted him and made him stay indoors for days.Personally, I was off for three days. For three days I didn’t go out, I was just indoors. It was just unbelievable.We had Hearts of Oak, we had control of the game and we had no excuses to have lost that cup. But casting my mind back I think Hearts of Oak were destined to win that cup. Because if you look at the first leg in Accra, we took the lead and they equalized in extra time. And in Kumasi, we scored and they equalized and won penalties. In both games, we were on top and just like I say I think it was destiny. Hearts of Oak were just lucky to win that trophy.The former Asante Kotoko player also added that his side had no excuse considering the remunerations that awaited them.That trophy cost us a lot. Looking at the promises we had and our bonuses and other things we were supposed to get. If you look at that, we just had no excuse to have not won that trophy.last_img read more

The official Sumner County Christmas Calendar: Lots to do this week!

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the Sumner Newscow Christmas Calendar. If you have an event not listed on the calendar below, e-mail us at [email protected], or put in the comment section below. Please take note of the entry deadline for four Christmas events this week:Entry deadlines: •2015 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Contest – Monday, 5 p.m.•Ugly 5K Run preregistration, Tuesday, 5 p.m.•Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade – Tuesday, 5 p.m.•Adopt a downtown light pole or Christmas tree at Heritage Park for Christmas – Thursday, 5 p.m. Decorations of pole, tree – Friday, noon.———SUMNER COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVENTS OF THE WEEKWEDESDAY, DEC. 2, 2015Event: Caldwell’s Annual Lighted Christmas ParadeWhere: Downtown Caldwell. When: 6 p.m. – Shopping, Dining, Business open houses, and general merriment on streets of Caldwell. National Honor Society fundraiser at Sugar Sisters.7 p.m. – Lighted Christmas Parade (still opportunity for an entry).7:15 p.m. – Santa arrives at Gazebo after parade.8 p.m. – Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Heritage Park.Also, Grinchmas Yard of the Week will be awarded.   More information: Click here for more information.THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015Event: Adopt a downtown light pole for ChristmasWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: Entry deadline is Thursday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Decorations must be in place, Friday, Dec. 5 at noon.Details: All businesses, merchants, clubs, non-profits, families, church/youth groups, school groups and teams of all sorts to help get everyone in the spirit of 2015 Christmas Wonderland festivities with friendly competition by decorating a light pole downtown.Photos with the most points will win the grand prize Traveling People’s Choice Award.More information:  E-mail Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary Wanda Kelsey at [email protected] for more information. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m.———Event: Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening – Friends for CharityWhere: 109 E. Harvey, St., Wellington.When: 11 a.m.Details: Friends for Charity is under the umbrella of the Wellington Community Foundation. Friends for Charity recently made over 100 quotes for Veterans in the Veteran’s Home in Winfield.More information: Click here for more information.——— Event: Business After hours – Mill Creek LumberWhere: 623 E. 16th St., Wellington.When: 5-7 p.m.Details: After hours meeting amongst friends. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:——— Event: Hobbs Mechanical Holiday Open House.Where: 207 E. Harvey Ave., Wellington.When: 5 – 7 p.m.Details: Enjoy Special discounts, refreshments, samples and enter to win a $100 gift certificate. Barbecue grills so good, they can’t afford to advertise them. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015Event: Wellington Area Chamber Christmas Parade and Heritage Park festivitiesWhere: Washington AvenueWhen: 5 p.m.Details: Included with the parade will be Christmas Carolers from Hillside Baptist Church and United Methodist Church Bell Ringing at 6:15 p.m. at Heritage Park.Then there will be the tree lighting ceremony.Entry forms are due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Christmas Parade entries are free. Only Santa allowed will be on the official Chamber float.More information: For questions call Amanda at 785-658-5930 or the Chamber at 326-7466. For entry form and full set of rules click here.——— Event: First Friday Art WalkWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: 5-7 p.m.Details: Businesses participating in the Art Walk include: National Glass Museum, Wheatland Services, The Gold Corner and No. 7 Coffee House. Those showing off art include:•Ruth Cooper showing off her “needle work Christmas Decor.”•Kelly Ford – Christmas decorations and other crafts. Kelly’s business is called “The Tarnished Tulip”•Gold Corner — Mother Nature this month and displaying some of her finer creations. The event is organized by downtown business owners and includes live music with restaurants open to the public.More information: For more information, click here.——— Event: Cornerbank Holiday Open House. Where: 119 S. Washington.When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Christmas Carolers: 9:30 a.m. – Mrs. Buck’s and Mrs. Ewing’s 4th grade class; 10:30 a.m. – Mrs. White’s first grade class; 1:30 p.m. – WHS Choir students. More information: More information can be found here:———SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015Event: Ugly Sweater 5K runWhere: Registrations forms at Wellington Chamber of Commerce, 1st United Methodist Church.When: Event is Dec. 5, 10 a.m. Chili feed 11:30 – 1 p.m.Details: 5K run while wearing an ugly sweater. Donations go to Sumner Meals for Wheels for Kids Program and Wellington FFA. Chili feed included.More information: Click here for more information.——— Event: Santa SaturdayWhere: Wellington Rec Commission.When: Santa arrives from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for Keepsake photos. Please plan on arriving no later than 9:30 a.m.Details: For children 10 years and younger at the WRC. Visit and keepsake photo with Santa “Holiday treat bag, breakfast (French Toast and Sausage) and Christmas Craft. Registration fee is $10 – $5 late fee applies Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4. More information: Click here for more information. Call the WRC at 326-3323.———Event: Wellington High School Choirs present “A Crusader Carol” Where: Wellington High School.When: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: The choir’s version of the classic “Christmas Carol” classic.More information: Tickets may be purchased from any choir member or at the high school office.———Event: South Haven’s Spectacular Christmas Shopping Extravaganza. Where: South Haven Outdoor Market.When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Handmade crafts, repurposed Vintage and many other vendors. Special guest: Santa Claus! More information: Click here for more information.———SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015Event: Wellington First United Methodist Church “A Christmas Concert” Where: 202 W. Harvey St.When: 4 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: This is an annual celebration of Christmas music played by the Bell Choir with special guests. Reception follows the concert. More information: Click here for more information.———Event: Beta Sigma Phi — Christmas around the TownWhere: Tour around some of Wellington’s holiday homes.When: 1 to 4 p.m.Details: Tour locations: Dr. Joel and Carol Weiland – 21 Crestway; Cash Rusk, 504 High Drive; Tyler and Stephanie Ryan, 16 W. Crestview. Brookdale Wellington – family Sterling House – 500 N. Plum (will be serving snacks, beverages and a make and take craft). $10 tickets available at The Edit and State Farm insurance. More information: Click here for more information.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 245 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 245 weeks ago “out do(sic) your neighbors” Decry Black Friday, but promote this? How about – put up a modest, tasteful, beautiful, meaningful celebration of Christmas? Report Reply 0 replies · active 245 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Golf gets onboard with Sport Tourism

first_imgIn recent times, the growing trend in the Sports arena has been the capitalisation on Sport Tourism by various disciplines in order to boost their sport, support and the economy.Lusignan Golf Club President Aleem HussainThis has been the going thing, and was first recognised as an important factor during this year’s staging of the Hero Caribbean Premiere League (CPL), which attracted scores of tourists to Guyana in their staging of seven matches.As such, sport tourism is known to create partnerships between sporting associations and the private sector for the betterment of the sport and those involved.The latest sport to come on board with this initiative is golf.Speaking at the launching of their annual Guyana Open Cup, Minister of Social Cohesion, with Responsibility for Sport, Dr George Norton, touched on the importance of sport tourism to Guyana, highlighting the strides that the Golf Association has made in capitalising on such a lucrative sector.“What is important to note is that the Golf Association has now fully partnered with the Guyana Marriott Hotel and several other hotels to create golf packages which are important to the promotion of this sport in and out of Guyana,” Dr. Norton said, disclosing one of many initiatives.Following Minister Norton’s announcement of a new golf course that is slated to be built in Guyana, starting as early as 2019, President of the Lusignan Golf Club, Aleem Hussain, shared on the impact that the course would have on the club’s participation in sport tourism.“Sports tourism in Guyana is going to go to a whole new level. We’re estimating, based on the meetings, we’re going to need another 5 hotels just for golf tourism. That is how impressive and attractive this is going to be for us,” Hussain elatedly noted.Additionally, on board with the Golf Club for their upcoming Guyana Open is Trans Guyana Airways, which is in a great position to further the sport tourism agenda.The company has noted its readiness to provide visitors and international players with a great view of Guyana.“Cause, as people would know, sports is very important to the development of a country, in terms of tourism and travel, and that’s our main area of operation,” a representative of Trans Guyana Airways stated.The company is willing and ready to entice visitors with travel packages, resorts and tours, aside from people having a good time playing golf.last_img read more


first_imgThere’s still time to make a bid for a beautiful piece of original artwork by award-winning artist Marvin Baldemor.The framed painting can be viewed at Mac’s Mace, High Road, Letterkenny and was very kindly donated by the Donegal-based artist to help raise funds following the Typhoon Haiyan disaster.The vibrant painting reflects the artist’s interpretation between his Filipino and Irish culture. It measures 28 x 22 inches framed.A second painting by the artist has already been snapped up and fundraisers are hoping to receive bids to help the Irish Red Cross support its campaign in the Philippines.An Associate member of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts and NorthWest artists group, Cuisle, Marvin has described his work as “dominated by bold colours, combining acrylic paint, sand, handmade papers, collage and ink”.His paintings can be viewed in art galleries in Letterkenny, Ramelton, Sligo and Belfast. Paddy Mc Teague, Respite Coordinator at Ballymacool Respite House, Letterkenny, is organising the sale of the painting.Anyone who would like to make a bid for the picture can phone Paddy on 0872514666.The picture will go to the highest bid.Go along to Mac’s Mace and see the picture and make your bid! GET YOUR BID IN FOR PAINTING BY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST – AND HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bidcharityMacs Macepaintinglast_img read more


first_imgA young Donegal woman has received a much needed boost before surgery after getting a surprise visit from Irish rugby star Conor Murray.Rugby star Conor chatting with Vanessa before her latest operation.Vanessa Canning, who suffers from Osteogenesis imperfect or brittle bone disease, has suffered a staggering 55 bone breaks.The 17 year old is currently in Temple Street Hospital in Dublin after breaking both her femurs after tripping on St Valentine’s night. But her spirits were lifted when sporting star Conor called in to see her and chatted to her at her bedside.Vanessa’s dad Paul, the well-known local county councillor, said he and wife Stephanie were delighted by the visit.“We are used to hearing al the negative stuff but this was the other side of life that we don’t read about.“He is on the eve of a big game and yet he took the time out to visit Vanessa and other patients. “He was a lovely guy and I just wanted to say thank you to him for giving his time up,” said Paul.Vanessa, a fifth year student at Loreto Convent in Letterkenny, is keeping her chin up ahead of her surgery later today.Dad Paul added “Vanessa has a great outlook on life and despite all her breaks, she is always in good form.” BRAVE VANESSA’S DELIGHT AFTER VIP VISIT FROM RUGBY STAR was last modified: March 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:brittle bone diseaseConor MurraydonegalhospitalsurgeryTemple StreetVanessa Canninglast_img read more