Ultra Deep Solutions Scores Charter for DSCV Lichtenstein in GoM

first_imgUltra Deep Solutions has entered into a 3-year charter contract with an undisclosed client for its DSCV Lichtenstein.The charter also has multiple 1-year options.The Lichtenstein will finish a contract in the Middle East and head directly over to the Gulf of Mexico, South America, Caribbean area.The Lichtenstein is an MT Norwegian design and built to DNV GL. The vessel comes with Twin Bell 18 men saturation system 300 msw and Twin 18 men SPHLs. In addition, the 120 meters by 25 meters DSCV has a 140 t AHC crane to 3000 msw, and can accommodate 130 POB.UDS CEO, Shel Hutton, said: “Once again this is great news for Ultra Deep. It again proves our end clients are looking for a quality product in this market. We strive to bring a very fuel efficient vessel to the oil majors. “This was our 3rd major contract award for one of our ships in December. We always knew the end of 2017 was going to be the turning point in the oil down turn. This pretty much solidifies what we were thinking all along. We now look for major signings of new vessels in 2018 to add to our growing fleet.”last_img read more

Doctor Treated For Ebola Has Indiana Connection

first_imgDr. Kent Brantly (Image: AP/ JPS Health Network)INDIANAPOLIS — An American that has tested positive for the deadly Ebola disease has ties to the Hoosier State.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, is an Indianapolis native and 2009 graduate of IU School of Medicine. The current Texas resident is on a two-year mission treating Ebola patients in Western Africa and had recently contracted the disease.The Associated Press reported Brantly is fighting for his life in a medical facility in Liberia.American aid worker Nancy Whitebol of North Carolina has also been diagnosed with the illness.The virus has hit multiple West African countries as U.S. officials are concerned about the disease spreading by airline passengers arriving from the region.last_img

FB : Keeping their stripes: Gross and Syracuse hope Pinstripe Bowl will sign on with ACC

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Daryl Gross has actively marketed Syracuse as ‘New York’s College Team’ since he began his tenure as athletic director seven years ago.Syracuse’s victory over Kansas State in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium last December was a milestone for Gross in achieving his ultimate goal of dominating New York’s collegiate landscape.With Syracuse set to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014, though, the program may not get a chance to play on that stage in the future. The Pinstripe Bowl is currently in the second year of a four-year contract with the Big East and Big 12. So when SU makes the move to the ACC in 2014, the Pinstripe Bowl’s contract will be open.And Gross would like nothing more than for the ACC to explore a contract with the Pinstripe Bowl when its current deal expires to maintain Syracuse’s influence in New York and potentially compete against former Big East rivals.‘Absolutely, absolutely. I would love that,’ Gross said. ‘I think that the Pinstripe Bowl folks would probably love to check out those types of relationships. There’s just good matchups. And heck, why can’t it be a Big East-ACC? Why can’t it be some of those types of things?’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnce its current deal with the Big East and Big 12 expires, the bowl could be open to new options. That is when Gross hopes the ACC slides into the Big 12’s potentially vacated spot.Without the opportunity to play in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden every year once ACC play begins, Syracuse, which Gross called the ‘big boy’ in the state with potent football and basketball programs, will want to grasp onto any possible opportunities to compete in New York City.Though the Pinstripe Bowl isn’t a top-tier bowl game, it has value for Syracuse in the form of increased media exposure, as it is broadcasted on national television.But the ACC has not yet discussed its next bowl cycle, a conference official said. The conference is amid its October meetings, discussing topics such as when Syracuse and Pittsburgh will begin play in the ACC, what type of structure the conference will use — one division or two — and how its conference championships will be organized.When the time comes to potentially pursue a spot in the Pinstripe Bowl, the ACC will have to factor in the incentives of rekindling what soon may become dormant Big East rivalries. The ACC will explore bowls that receive a majority vote from the 14 athletic directors, the ACC official said.But that’s still three years away and the Pinstripe Bowl itself ultimately decides which conferences get bids.A Pinstripe Bowl official declined to comment on the ACC’s potential interest and said the organization is focused solely on its current contract.The Big East, however, is not necessarily buying into Gross’ vision of an ACC-Big East matchup in the Pinstripe Bowl.‘Our teams already play ACC opponents in the Champs Sports Bowl and the Belk Bowl, so I’m not sure it would be prudent to add to that,’ a Big East spokesman said in an email to The Daily Orange.With three years left on its existing bowl contracts, the spokesman said it’s ‘too early’ for the Big East to speculate about future bowl partners. But when the conference does look into future bowl games, the spokesman said the Big East will value ‘desirable destinations and top-level competition for our schools.’Until then, Syracuse, which has already secured half of the six wins necessary to qualify for a bowl, has two more potential opportunities to play in the Pinstripe Bowl.Playing in last year’s inaugural bowl game at Yankee Stadium held sentimental value for many of the players on the team.For former Syracuse safety George Mayes, it was an opportunity to play in front of family — something he and the other 34 Syracuse players from New York and New Jersey weren’t often able to do at home games in the Carrier Dome last season.In Mayes’ mind, the day that stands out isn’t Dec. 30, when the game was played. Rather, Mayes remembers four days earlier. If he could, Mayes would relive Dec. 26, 2010, every day.On that Sunday, he and his family drove from their home in Roselle, N.J., to the Grand Hyatt New York, where the SU football team stayed during the days leading up to the Pinstripe Bowl.Though it was only a half-hour drive, Mayes vividly remembers thinking back on memories at Syracuse with family and anticipating the culmination of his collegiate career in what would be his first and last bowl game. And there was no more fitting place to do so than close to home at Yankee Stadium.By the time he took the field Thursday, Mayes was ecstatic.‘It was unreal to be honest man,’ Mayes said. ‘ … It was probably one of the best days I’ve ever experienced in my life.’Now, Mayes sympathizes for the current and future SU players who may never have the chance to partake in the homecoming of sorts he did.Though he expects his alma mater to advance to Bowl Championship Series bowls in coming seasons, Mayes was looking forward to SU playing in the Pinstripe Bowl becoming a ‘big tradition’ for years to come.The one Pinstripe Bowl the Orange did play in was about more than just the football program. It was about elevating SU’s campaign as ‘New York’s College Team.’‘The fact that we’re New York’s College Team, I think it was big for the state,’ Mayes said. ‘I think it was big for the university for us to just represent and for the folks to remain loyal.’sebail01@syr.edu—Sports Editor Michael Cohen and Asst. News Editor Jon Harris contributed reporting to this article.   center_img Published on October 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

Caribbean to benefit from hosting Gold Cup tournament

first_imgMIAMI, CMC – Football administrators are expecting Central America and the Caribbean to reap major benefits from the hosting of the CONCACAF Gold Cup matches for the first time next year.There will be an increase from 12 teams to 16 in the 2019 edition of the confederation’s marquee competition, and countries in the Caribbean and Central American zones will host matches in keeping with a promise made by CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani.Costa Rica has already been announced as the Central American host, however no host has been named for the Caribbean.The upcoming tournament , the 15th edition of the competition,  scheduled for June 15 to July 7. “The increase in the Gold Cup was not only a promise, but we delivered on it… obviously Central America is very happy to host, and that is basically a continuation of our One CONCACAF Vision, which is more than just a vision, but the implementation of that vision and delivering on it,” Montagliani told the Jamaica Observer.The Canadian businessman campaigned for the presidency two years ago on his One CONCACAF Vision manifesto which today shapes the foundation of the administration.last_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers get a huge lift in Game 2 from Zack Greinke

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error He didn’t get the win, because Matt Honus Stan The Man Big Mac Carpenter of the Cardinals continued his drive to Cooperstown with a 2-run homer off J.P. Howell in the eighth. But Greinke was brought here to bring an imbalance of power in the postseason, and that’s what he did here, with a grouchy slider and a consistent fastball and a few consistent moments with the bat.But the Dodgers won, 3-2, when Matt Kemp smacked a 2-1 pitch from Pat Neshek into the left-field seats.“I felt like my slider was really good,” Greinke said, after sending Cardinals packing with that pitch all night. “A.J. said it was better than usual. I struck out (Jhonny) Peralta with a two-seamer in the sixth (with two Cardinals on) and that one felt pretty good.“I didn’t go in thinking I had to do a lot better because of what happened. My game plan is always to lower expectations, because I don’t want to go out there and do too much. The way our offense is playing, I think we could come back from being down by two games. The offense and the defense has been so good, and it’s like our pitching has been the weak link, which it hasn’t been all season. Brandon League got out of a situation and kept it at 2-2, and the way our offense is playing, I felt like we’re going to win.”But Greinke is also 32-12 since he joined the Dodgers in 2013, and this year he struck out 207, his most since 2009 when he won the Cy Young Award in Kansas City. And, of course, since this is the October of the full moon and the 1,000-yard stare, the Dodgers dropped all his good works down the sink.Greinke only threw 103 pitches, but he and Mattingly agreed he’d go out after seven innings.“He was done,” Mattingly said. “Usually all that running doesn’t bother guys, but you get a little amped up this time of year. It’s just a tick different than the regular season.”Beforehand, catcher A.J. Ellis was recalling Greinke’s innocuously blunt approach .Last year he asked Greinke how he would improve the Dodgers. As is typical, Greinke asked for a few minutes to think it over.When he returned, he told Ellis, “My first move would be to trade you and sign Brian McCann.”Yes, but trade Ellis for whom?“I think he said we could get a nice Double-A pitching prospect,” Ellis said.He can be just as unsparing with the media. “I hope the questions get better,” he said Friday after getting a couple of routine queries.The questions certainly got deeper Saturday as people tried to wrap their brains around what happened Friday. Kershaw’s two worst outings over the past two years have come against the Cardinals in playoff games.Ellis preferred to put all that in the archives.“I stared at the ceiling all night,” he said, “but when I woke up this morning I moved on to today.”What hurt Kershaw the most were episodes of mis-location. Aganst Jon Jay, Ellis set up down and away and Kershaw went up and away, and Jay poked the pitch into leftfield for a base hit. Against Carpenter, Ellis set up down and away again and Kershaw’s fastball started in and drifted just onto the inside corner, and Carpenter punished it for a double to right-center.“I asked Clayton how he was doing,” Mattingly said. “He said, ‘Not too good.’”But Greinke was fine.Like Kershaw, he insists on playing in both halves of the inning. In the third he showed bunt, pulled the bat back and singled to right. Dee Gordon followed wit an apparent double play that scored Ellis, but replays showed that St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong missed his attempt to tag Greinke in the baseline. So Greinke was able to score on Adrian Gonzalez’ base hit.In the fifth Greike banged out a conventional base hit. When Gordon singled for his first hit of the series, Greinke kept on chugging and slid into third head first. The Dodgers got nothing out of that, but Greinke had also been industrious in his day job, holding St. Louis hitless through the first four and one-third innings, until Wong’s hard double to right.“When you’re not an absolute out, it helps,” Greinke said. “It’s really important. Last year in this same game (Game 2 of the NLCS), Joe Kelly drove in a run against me and it really made a difference.”The caravan heads for St. Louis Sunday and Game 3 Monday, in a series that aready bulges with differences.center_img As ghostly as this first week of October has been, this was almost mundane.A game-tying homer run by St. Louis in the top of the eighth. A game-winning home run by the Dodgers in the bottom of the eighth. No 18 innings. No exploding closers. No cleared benches.People did what they were suposed to do at Dodger Stadium Saturday night. Most of them, anyway. Particularly Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw’s tag-team partner, who, after Friday night’s carnage, extended his helping hand.He did so with arm and bat alike. He gave St. Louis two hits in seven innings and didn’t let anybody get to third base.last_img read more

Wayne Gretzky rooting for Alex Ovechkin to break his goals record

first_imgWayne Gretzky is rooting for Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin to break his all-time goal scoring record. In an interview with the Associated Press’ Stephen Whyno, Gretzky is supporting Ovechkin’s chase of his goals record.”I can’t help but cheer and root for him each and every day,” Gretzky told the AP. “I hope I’m the first guy who’s able to shake his hand when he does break my record.” “We’ll see,” Ovechkin said. “I’m healthy, thank God, and I still love this game. As soon as I’m not going to love this game, I’m not gonna cheat on it because I respect it a lot.”Ovechkin isn’t thinking about the record amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that paused the 2019-20 season.”My mind right now is not about 50 goals or catch ‘The Great One’ or somebody else,” he said. “My mind right now is to do the best what I can do, and what my family can do to be safe.” Gretzky and Ovechkin conducted a joint interview for the first time and it will air on NBC Sports Network and Sportsnet on Monday. Ovechkin’s pursuit of “The Great One’s” record was among the topics discussed.MORE: April 18, 1999: Gretzky’s final NHL gameThe all-time goals scoring record is held by Gretzky at 894 goals with Ovechkin at 706 goals. What marvels Gretzky about Ovechkin is his longevity. Even at 34 years old, the Capitals forward is still putting up consistent numbers as Ovechkin is tied with Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak for the league-lead with 48 goals. The Hockey Hall of Famer doesn’t know whether Ovechkin will catch his record as the Capitals forward might desire to play in his native country.”Maybe one day in his mind he’ll say, ‘Look, I want to go home and play in the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) when I can still compete at a high level,” Gretzky said. “We don’t know that. That’s his decision. But I think he loves playing in Washington, I think he loves the NHL and I think he’ll do everything he can at any point to chase down the record.”MORE: Can Ovechkin catch Gretzky?Gretzky said he was offered to play in the KHL following his NHL retirement but turned it down. He said Ovechkin is in a different situation since Russia is home for him.”All I remember was my mindset was there’s one league and if I’m not good enough for this league, I’m done,” Gretzky recounted. “I grew up, I’m an NHL guy and if I can’t play in NHL, that’s it for me. He’s (Ovechkin) probably in a different scenario. He grew up in Russia and he’s proud of his country and maybe it’ll be great for him to go home.”When asked about how much longer he wants to play during the joint interview, Ovechkin was mum pointing to his current contract that expires after next season.last_img read more

Plea change hearing scheduled for Worth County woman accused of driving drunk with five kids in car

first_imgOSAGE — A plea change hearing has been scheduled for a Kensett woman charged with child endangerment after allegedly driving drunk with children in her vehicle.The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department said they received a 9-1-1 call at about 3:10 on the afternoon of August 19th of last year after a report of a vehicle that was driving all over the road on State Highway 9 near the Mitchell and Worth county line. The person calling in the complaint stated they had been forced off the road by the vehicle.The Sheriff’s Department says they stopped 24-year-old Rebecca Golden on the west side of Osage. Authorities say Golden’s speech was slurred and that she had a blood alcohol content of .225, almost three times over the legal limit. They say the five children found in the vehicle ranged in age from under three to nine years old. Besides being charged with five counts of child endangerment, Golden was also charged with operating while intoxicated first offense.Golden was scheduled to have her trial start on February 27th, but online court records show a plea change hearing has been scheduled for March 26th in Mitchell County District Court.last_img read more

Tampa toddler dies after left in family’s Jeep all day

first_imgPolice are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl who was left in her family’s Jeep in Tampa for almost a full day.Police said the girl was left in the Jeep Monday morning and that her family called 911 after finding her unresponsive in the vehicle that evening.Paramedics rushed the toddler to the hospital, where she was declared dead.The girl’s father used the vehicle the toddler was in to run errands throughout the day and then took separate cars to work, according to Steve Hegarty with Tampa police. “That caused him to forget that the child was in the back seat of the car, left, went to work, and then came home.”Authorities said the temperature reached 88 degrees outside, but due to the humidity, it felt more like 99 degrees.According to reports, police are calling the incident a tragic accident but have not closed the case at this time.last_img read more

McDonald overcomes shaky 1st, Pirates beat Red Sox 4-3

first_imgROUGH START—James McDonald throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, March 18, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) BRADENTON, Fla. (AP)—James McDonald was not rattled by his rough start.McDonald labored in the first inning, then recovered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday.“I got locked back in, kept my composure and finished strong,” McDonald said. “I didn’t let the game get away from me. I felt confident—every pitch, every moment out there.”Ryan Lavarnway hit a two-run single in the first. McDonald then retired 11 of 14 batters. He gave up four hits and three walks in five innings and struck out six.This was the second game in a row that McDonald overcame a rocky first inning.“It’s definitely correctable,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “He’s got some weapons. With James, it’s about rhythm, pace and timing. That improved as the game went on. We’ve got to keep him working and take the cerebral part out of it.”McDonald has a 4.19 ERA in five games with 4 strikeouts in 19 1-3 innings.Neil Walker homered to end Clay Buchholz’s 9 1-3 inning scoreless streak and Gaby Sanchez hit a two-run drive.Walker’s leadoff homer in the second was the only hit off Buchholz, who struck out four and walked two in five innings.Sanchez homered in the seventh against Chris Carpenter, and Michael McKenry hit a solo drive off Oscar Villarreal in the eighth.NOTES: Red Sox DH David Ortiz’s scheduled batting practice was canceled due to continued pain in both heels. “He’s not ready for that next phase,” Farrell said…The start of the game was delayed by 48 minutes, but it didn’t start raining until after the tarp was removed and play got under way…The Pirates reassigned RHPs Gerrit Cole, Brooks Brown, Kyle Waldrop, LHP Kris Johnson and C Ali Solis to their minor league camp. RHP Phil Irwin was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft, is the team’s top prospect.…Closer Jason Grilli pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning in his first appearance for the Pirates since pitching for Italy in the World Baseball Classic.last_img read more

Ind vs SA 3rd Test Day 1 Review: South Africa’s early flame flickers as…

first_imgImage Courtesy: DNA IndiaAdvertisement m0imNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3dx3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1lgs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 85Would you ever consider trying this?😱pmlz8Can your students do this? 🌚97gtRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Proteas had India by the scruff of the neck after reducing them to 39-3 in the first session. It all went downhill for the visitors after that as Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck an unbeaten stand of 185.Advertisement Image Courtesy: DNA IndiaThe third test began on an eventful note as skipper Faf Du Plessis sent Temba Bavuma as a proxy skipper to get the Proteas out of the toss curse. While the tactic failed, it was a blessing in disguise as the bowling attack managed to be right on cue in the initial stages of the first session.Kagiso Rabada’s fiery first spell claimed the wickets of the in-form Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara. While Anrich Nortje’s debut was marked after Virat Kohli became the pacer’s first victim in test cricket.Advertisement Reeling at 39-3, the Mumbai lads rescued India with a solid stand. The Hitman saw off the first session and proceeded to accelerate as the day progressed. He also shattered the record for the maximum sixes scored in a single test series en route his third century of the series.Only 58 overs could be played before bad light and rain intervened to force an early stop in proceedings in Ranchi.Advertisement Read Also:Virat Kohli to skip Bangladesh T20s in order to take a break from cricketThe Hitman shatters records after slamming ton against South Africa in third test   Advertisementlast_img read more