Italian offshore contractor Saipem has hired V.Ships Offshore to provide ship management services for sea trial, transit and hook up assistance of Total’s Kaombo Norte and Kaombo Sul FPSOs.The vessels are currently being converted by Saipem in the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore.The Kaombo Norte is in the final state of construction and will soon begin sea trials before heading to the Kaombo oil field in Angola. Kaombo Sul will follow later.Sanford D’Souza, general manager, V.Ships Offshore Asia said: “We are pleased to have been selected to support such an ambitious project and will be drawing on our experience and track record of safe, compliant and efficient ship management operations to support these specialist vessels and to support both Saipem and Total for their project in Angola.”
India’s Foreign Minister has called for Africans and Indians to be better represented at the United Nations.Sushma Swaraj wants the UN to reform the Security Council to allow African nations and India to have permanent seats.CCTV’s Nick Harper sent this report from the UN in New York
61 Views one comment Share Share LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel LIAT fury by: – December 7, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Simon Auguste (left) and other passengers had lengthy waits yesterday with no word on when flights would be next available. (NB)A SICK-OUT BY LIAT pilots that affected all of its morning services yesterday left many disgusted passengers at the Grantley Adams International Airport.The action resulted from Monday’s sacking of chairman of the Leeward Islands Pilots’ Association, Michael Blackburn.Chester Humphrey, chairman of the unions within LIAT system, told CMC that the unions were prepared to join the action unless Blackburn is reinstated. He claimed Blackburn’s dismissal had been done on “spurious” grounds.Last night LIAT passengers, who are to travel today, were advised to go to its website for details on flights.Yesterday travellers complained of tiredness, hunger, frustration, a lack of information and poor service from the airline’s staff.Some said they arrived at the airport as early as 5 a.m. to travel to Dominica, St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent, and as the clock ticked closer to noon they did not know whether they would be getting a flight out or if they would have to spend the night at the airport.An advisory issued by corporate communications manager Desmond Brown said the sick-out was likely to affect the rest of yesterday’s flights.Passengers were incensed that LIAT did not offer them even “a drink of water”, or facilitate phone calls to people who would have been awaiting their arrival.They also complained that LIAT did not make any accommodations for them in any of the airport lounges or nearby facilities, forcing them to hang around in areas close to the check-in counters. (YB)Nation News
Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Read Also: Man City celebrate CAS decision with €170m summer budget The other teams in the top four have much harder fixtures such as Chelsea still have to play Norwich City, Liverpool and Wolves. While Leicester have Sheffield United, Tottenham, and the aforementioned clash with United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester United could lose over £25 million if they miss out on the UEFA Champions League for a second-straight year. Kit manufacturers Adidas have it set that if United miss out on top four then the annual sponsorship is dropped by 33%. Manchester United are currently in one of the tightest top-four races in recent memory. Tied on points with Leicester City in fifth but only behind on goal difference, Champions League is in United’s own hands if they can win their last three games. Until this week, fifth place would have guaranteed United a spot in next season’s Champions League, but after Manchester City won their appeal against a two-year European ban that all changed. Now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, who are 18 matches unbeaten in all competitions, will need to leapfrog Leicester if they are to secure a place in Europe’s elite competition as well as the extra 33 per cent of investment. Manchester United still have to play Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Leicester. With United missing out last season though, the financial implications could be massive on the club. Adidas’ current sponsorship deal of £750 million over ten years which started in 2015 would drop to only £50 million if United miss out on the top four. The drop would put their kit sponsor behind Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool.
Batesville, IN —Petitions are currently being signed both for and against the Mask Mandate that was implemented recently by the Batesville Community School Corporation. BCSC created a back-to-school document titled “Batesville Blueprint” as a guide to what re-entry to the school year would look like. As Paul Ketchum, Superintendent of BCSC stated “This is a fluid document and changes are to be expected as they go along.”The first of those changes was adding the mandate that all students and staff are to wear masks throughout the school day. Parents are to send students to school with a mask or face shield. Masks or face shields must be worn on the bus, while traveling in hallways or visiting restrooms, indoor or outdoor recess, while working one-on-one, with a partner, or during small and large group instruction.Understanding that it is difficult to wear a mask all day, teachers will allow and encourage structured times when students may take their face coverings off.School administrators ask that if you have any questions, please email them to email@example.com.
The 24-year-old, who spent last season on loan at the KC Stadium, has signed for an undisclosed club-record fee, which it is understood could eventually amount to £8million, on a three-year deal. Livermore told Hull’s official website, www.hullcitytigers.com: “I’m delighted to be joining Hull City on a permanent basis. I thoroughly enjoyed my season here on loan and I firmly believe that this club will keep on going from strength to strength. Press Association Hull have completed the permanent signing of Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore. “I made my feelings known that I wanted to come here permanently and once the two clubs had agreed the fee, it was very straightforward.” Livermore arrived on Humberside in August last year after the Tigers struck a loan deal with Spurs, and excelled in what proved to be the club’s best top-flight season yet. He made 41 senior appearances as Hull finished in 16th place in their first season back in the top flight and reached the FA Cup final. The club is currently preparing for its maiden European campaign having qualified for the Europa League as a result of its domestic cup exploits. Manager Steve Bruce knows he will have to strengthen his squad to cope with the extra demands, but securing one of his key men from the last campaign represents a major boost. City have been linked with a series of potential targets already this summer with Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass the latest.
“Looking at the players who have been here in the past that is what they have done when they reached this age. “They have gone year-on-year and played for a long time. At the moment I feel fine and great, it just depends how it goes. “We have brought in some really good players this summer. There has always been that competition in the squad. “There always has been even though people have been talking about buying a midfielder for many a year. There is always competition. That is what brings out the best in players. It has done over the years and I’m sure it will this season.” Given that he, along with Wayne Rooney, is the longest-serving player at Old Trafford, Carrick feels he has a duty to teach new arrivals Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian, Sergio Romero and Memphis Depay about the history of the club. “There is a responsibility there having been here for so long and understanding the history and traditions of the club,” said Carrick, who has won the Premier League five times since joining from Tottenham. “The responsibility is a natural progression you have to take on board. We (Rooney and I) have been here for so long. “I was blessed with the players who were in the squad when I came, how they, whether they knew it or not, guided me in certain directions at certain times. I did that just by watching and learning. “Hopefully we can do something similar. It is a big ask because some of the players who have left have been legends of the club and the game. It is up to this team now to make its mark, achieve things and be successful again.” United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday was seen as a reasonable result, but Carrick feels there is much room for improvement over the rest of the season. He said: “It was all about the result. To get the win was vital. “We are quite happy with where we are. But there is plenty of work to do to improve.” :: To celebrate its partnership with Manchester United, Marathonbet is offering a £30 matched bet to all new customers before the end of August. Michael Carrick insists he never contemplated leaving Manchester United this summer. When fit, Carrick was regarded as United’s first-choice central midfielder last season, and with good reason too. Such was his contribution to the team that they only lost one of the 17 matches he started last term. Press Association Although Carrick signed a new deal late in the Spring, the 34-year-old was linked with a move to Newcastle and Inter Milan. But the thought of leaving Old Trafford never crossed the midfielder’s mind, it seems. “Yes, (but) it (leaving) is not something I thought about at all,” Carrick said when asked about other teams’ interest in him over the close season. “It has never been an issue.” Even the addition of holding midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin did not affect Carrick’s thinking on the matter. The former West Ham and Tottenham midfielder is adamant he was always going to stay on for a 10th year at United. And the midfielder, who was speaking at the launch of Marathonbet as Manchester United’s Official Sports Betting Partner, has not ruled out staying on for another year either. “At this stage, you just have to judge it year by year,” Carrick said when quizzed about whether he could carry on playing next season.
Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. ELLSWORTH — Floor-length windows that once displayed an empty room along the Bangor Road dripped with sweat Saturday afternoon. Inside Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s new home, some 20 athletes of all types donned boxing gloves or focus mitts and took turns throwing punches at the padded targets.From aspiring mixed martial arts fighters to high school girls just looking for a workout, Chris Sarro’s boxing classes seem to suit a range of purposes.Sarro, an Ellsworth native and amateur heavyweight boxer at Wyman’s Boxing Club in Stockton Springs, began leading striking classes last summer. The gym, previously located off High Street, had only offered grappling lessons.Chris Sarro demonstrates a drill to a participant at his boxing lessons on Saturday afternoon at Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSWith the increased popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a demand has grown for both the striking and grappling techniques that comprise mixed martial arts. And those looking to become Hancock County’s next Ray “All Business” Wood, a professional fighter from Bucksport, are seeking their training at Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It has touched that nerve in combat sports that the whole world has been lacking,” Sarro said of mixed martial arts. “When it comes to competing, you can’t beat the rush.”Nick Braley — a Bar Harbor native and owner of Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu — first noticed Sarro in July at the Maine Grind. Sarro’s T-shirt, adorned with an image of Muhammad Ali, attracted Braley’s attention.Since Sarro has become an instructor, Braley said his clientele has doubled in his gym, which now offers Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and Muay Thai training for men, women and children as young as 6.“Chris has the whole other 50 percent of what would be considered mixed martial arts,” said Braley, who is also a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine with a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. “I’m going to stick with the ground game, and Chris is going to stick with the standing game. If we can tie those two together, we can create a fighter.”The pair has already contributed to the creation of one fighter — Chris Perry.Perry, 30, became interested in jiu-jitsu after wrestling for years at Mount Desert Island High School. Now, he’s looking to broaden his skill set and begin competing in mixed martial arts.“It’s a normal transition a lot of people make,” Perry said. “You wouldn’t want to enter into it without both a jiu-jitsu and boxing background.”With the addition of Sarro to the gym, Perry said he is finally getting the training he needs in all facets of the sport.“The biggest thing is that I’m beginning to have confidence on my feet and on the ground,” Perry said. “Now, I’m more apt to stand on my feet longer.”In February, Perry competed in his first caged mixed martial arts match in Lewiston. He won by unanimous decision.“Chris went out, and everything we had drilled, he used in front of 2,000 people,” Sarro said. “That’s exciting for us as coaches.”Braley and Sarro said they both travel out of state, often to New York City, about once a month for training, which they bring back and incorporate into their own coaching.Perry, a Cherryfield resident, said the hour he commutes to train with Braley and Sarro is well worth the trip, as there is no other gym of the kind near his home. He also trains at a Bangor gym — Young’s MMA — but said the setting isn’t quite as intimate as at Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.The owner of Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Nick Braley, participates in Chris Sarro’s boxing class on Saturday afternoon at Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS“It’s less intimidating here,” Perry said. “There are more mean looking guys there. But here, there are women and young men. It’s more personal, and you only go as hard as you want to go.”Just around the corner from where Perry trained, two MDI High School students took turns jabbing at the padded mitts, occasionally breaking into laughter throughout the hour-long session.Caroline Driscoll and Waylon Henggeler, who have no plans to get in the ring at any point, recently began attending Sarro’s boxing classes for some cardiovascular exercise. As runners for their high school cross-country and track teams, they both said they wanted a workout that involved more upper body strength than running can offer.“It’s a really good workout that involves your arms and other muscles,” Driscoll said. “It’s really intense.”“Plus, punching things is fun,” Henggeler added, then shrugged. “What? I’m being honest.”For more information, visit Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Facebook page, or call 667-4700.Find more photos of Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes here. 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Valencia: Manchester United squandered the chance to win their Champions League group on Wednesday after a lacklustre display got what it deserved in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia. Already through to the last 16, Jose Mourinho made eight changes at the Mestalla, including a return for Paul Pogba, but United were largely outplayed by their Spanish opponents, who sit 15th in La Liga. After the game, Mourinho seemed to aim a dig at those players to have come in. “Nothing surprised me at all,” he said. Carlos Soler’s driven shot and a Phil Jones own-goal put Valencia two up early in the second half before United came alive in the final minutes after Marcus Rashford’s header gave them brief hope.Perhaps Mourinho and his players had assumed Juventus would win away at Young Boys but the Italians’ surprise 2-1 loss meant United had first place within their grasp. Instead, they go through as runners-up into Monday’s draw for the last 16, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Porto all potential opponents. As group winners, they would have had Atletico Madrid, Roma, Schalke, Ajax or Lyon. “Apart from a couple of clubs that are clearly much better than the others, I don’t think the draw will be significantly different,” Mourinho said. “There are teams that finish second that the ones that finish first will not be happy to play against.”Read More | Tottenham come back from brink to qualify for Champions League last 16Porto would probably be the favoured pick but on this evidence, they might feel the same about United. After all, Valencia also made changes, eight of them, with their fate resigned to dropping into the Europa League. Valencia had failed to score in six of their previous eight Champions League games while poor form in La Liga has their coach Marcelino fighting for his future. After drawing against Sevilla last weekend, their fans swung white handkerchiefs in the air to demonstrate their dissatisfaction. “We needed this winning feeling back in our game,” said Marcelino afterwards.Read More | Liverpool beat Napoli to enter last 16 of UEFA Champions LeaguePogba, left out against Arsenal and Fulham, started here but contributed little, save for a glaring miss in the first half. Eric Bailly also came in but his partnership with Jones was rocky all night. United made Valencia look like world-beaters in the opening 45 minutes. They were slow in possession and just as sluggish out of it.Frustration bubbled and burst, as a handful of tackles flew in and missed. Valencia were excellent. Geoffrey Kondogbia and Dani Parejo both went close early on before another pinball session in the penalty area saw the ball land at the feet of Soler.He looked up, picked his spot and drove into the far corner. Michy Batshuayi should have made it two but headed over and Mouctar Diakhaby could have had a penalty when denied a simple finish by the clambering Marouane Fellaini. United had the occasional opening, the best of them falling to Pogba, who somehow stabbed wide after Fellaini’s header offered him a tap-in from two yards at the back post. Jones marched off at half-time shaking his head, having berated his midfield for failing to track back, but the interval brought no relief. Almost as soon as they restarted, Romelu Lukaku misread a Bailly pass. Just as others had before, Bailly threw his arms up in frustration. Soon after it was two, Soler’s pass landing between Sergio Romero and Jones, with Batshuayi on the chase. Jones panicked, met the ball on the slide, and pushed it past his approaching goalkeeper and into his own net. There were 43 minutes left but a United comeback never looked likely until Rashford, on as a substitute, headed home in the 87th minute. Jesse Lingard had done well to keep the ball alive before Ashley Young supplied the cross. Juan Mata could even have equalised.Pogba’s scooped ball over the top left him alone in front of goal but he missed the ball as he tried to volley on the turn. A point would have been more than United deserved. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.