Knight Frank blow as US partner explores rival link

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MMA vessel to support stranded Australian FPSO

first_imgMMA said last week that the Mermaid Searcher would provide offshore logistics services as well as other marine services out of Darwin to Upstream PS. Offshore vessel provider MMA Offshore has been awarded a support contract with Upstream Production Solutions for which the MPSV Mermaid Searcher will be used. Earlier this year, the Australian government was tasked to find a solution for the continued safety and security of the Northern Endeavour FPSO after Northern Oil and Gas Australia (NOGA), the operator of the FPSO, was placed into liquidation. “We are very pleased to be working with our new client to ensure the safety and security of the Northern Endeavour“, MMA Offshore concluded. Following a letter of agreement in February 2020, the contract award to Upstream PS was confirmed in mid-May 2020. center_img It was agreed that Upstream PS would operate and maintain the FPSO in lighthouse mode, which is the minimum required for safe operations, with no production and a small crew until a longer-term solution is determined. The Northern Endeavour FPSO is permanently moored between the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields in the Timor Sea. Upstream PS has been engaged by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to provide operations and maintenance services for the Northern Endeavour FPSO.last_img read more

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NZ criticised for sex-trafficking and slavery

first_imgNZ Herald 20 June 2012New Zealand has been named as a “source country” for sex trafficking of underage girls and a destination country for forced labour in a sharply critical report released by the US State Department. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released the annual Trafficking in Persons report in Washington DC this morning. It accuses New Zealand of having a small number of girls and boys, often of Maori or Pacific Island descent, who are trafficked domestically as street prostitutes. They can be the victim of gang trafficking rings, the report said. Foreign women from China and Southeast Asia are sometimes recruited to become prostitutes in New Zealand and may be at risk of coercive practices, it said. The report also takes aim at the violent and abusive conditions allegedly in place on some foreign-flagged fishing vessels in New Zealand waters.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10814256last_img read more

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Chukwu-Ndukwe gives kudos to Iheanacho

first_imgFormer Super Eagles striker, Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has hailed Leicester city forward, Kelechi Iheanacho after watching a string of good performance from the player. Kelechi Iheanacho  Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be Opened7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End ‘Fairly #quiet’ – Aston Villa boss gives verdict on Leicester duo Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho – Leicestershire Live#AVFCOfficial #Championship https://t.co/WLmwRQLX84— 90 Minutes Football News (@footy90com) January 31, 2020 Loading… center_img Chukwu-Ndukwe said while taking a look at Nigerian players abroad as he also urged Lille Metropole of France forward, Victor Oshihmen to continue to work hard and improve his statistics even if his team is struggling. He added that the hard work is all that is needed from the Nigerian players ahead of national team duties. “One player does not make a team, they may be having a difficult time at Lille but you have to work hard too to be playing well so that your statistics can look very good even if your team is struggling. So he just have to keep working hard. Read Also:Man City May Activate Buy-Back Clause On Iheanacho “Kelechi has learnt his lesson you can see how fit he is now, he is fast on the ball and he is doing well now.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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G-FORCE Racing Gear back on sponsorship board for special events in six IMCA divisions

first_imgACWORTH, Ga. – G-FORCE Racing Gear is back on board as an IMCA sponsor this season, with awards for special events competitors in six divisions.  G-FORCE Racing Gear gift certificates will be mailed after special event results are received at the IMCA home office. More information about G-FORCE Racing Gear products and dealers is available by calling 770 998-8855 and at the www.gforce.com website.  “We have been talking with Jeremy and G-FORCE Racing Gear for months and are now in a position to be able to release the details of our program moving forward,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “G-FORCE Racing Gear is committed to this partnership and we are very pleased to have them as a sponsor in 2020.” G-FORCE Racing Gear has more than 150 dealers nationwide and in Canada. Company officials joined Brent Antill of Motorsports Warehouse Distributors on Manufacturers’ Row at the IMCA Speedway Mo­tors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in 2016 before G-FORCE Racing Gear became an IMCA sponsor in 2018.  A top five finisher at each of 80 specials for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smi­ley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods receives a $50 gift certificate.center_img “We saw the value of working with Brent and jumped on the opportunity,” Speich explained. “The Midwest is still really a new area for us. We’re excited to partner with IMCA and look forward to focusing on grassroots drivers.” Under new ownership and management and now located in Acworth, Ga., G-FORCE Racing Gear manufactures rac­ing suits, helmets, gloves, camlock harnesses, latch and link harnesses, nets and restraints, crew gear, junior racing gear, flame retardant underwear and accessories. “G-FORCE Racing Gear has always been quality driven for grassroots racers. Being involved with drivers in six divisions gives us a lot of visibility in IMCA,” said Account Manager Jeremy Speich. “Circle track and road racing are where we have our roots.” last_img read more

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Munster come up short

first_imgMunster’s brave bid to derail Clermont Auvergne’s march to their first Heineken Cup title fell short in a cagey 16-10 semi-final defeat in Montpellier. Press Association Morgan Parra converted Napolioni Nalaga’s ninth-minute try and landed three penalties as the much-fancied French club booked their place in the Dublin decider on Saturday, May 18. Stade de la Mosson witnessed a stunning show of colour and noise from both sets of fans, with Clermont displaying a mental toughness late on that they have lacked in previous seasons. center_img They banished the blues of Bordeaux from 12 months ago when they fell at the semi-final hurdle to Leinster, deservedly pulling through against a defiant Munster side. Vern Cotter’s men gave glimpses of their enviable power and pace in the opening half, shooting into a 13-3 interval lead in the partisan atmosphere. Munster dug deep to get back within striking distance when a converted try from replacement Denis Hurley cancelled out Parra’s third penalty. That set up a tense climax during which Parra knocked a penalty attempt wide and although Casey Laulala went close to a second try for the Irish province, Clermont held on to seal their maiden final appearance. last_img read more

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Winning

first_imgTodd Choi, an undeclared freshman and vice president of Parkside International Residency College building government, stands with Richelle Gribble, a sophomore majoring in fine arts, at the Annual Tommy Awards held Wednesday at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom. Gribble received the Peer Achievement Award at the event and Choi won the Residential College Government of the Year.Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojanlast_img

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Fiammetta: Ruminations from Bucky’s bye week

first_imgAhh, the bye week. Always a time for gentle – if your team is winning – reflection and introspection, a time to assess the season collectively to that given point.Bye weeks usually foster a sort of banal conversation if a week off is welcome, or if said team would be better served by just continuing to play.For No. 4 Wisconsin, forget about that. The way this team has racked up points and whacked literally every opponent it has faced, a simple week off is beyond trivial to discuss. With 1-5 (0-2 in Big Ten play) Indiana coming to town Saturday, the push through Big Ten play remains in focus – especially with consecutive road trips to Michigan State and Ohio State looming immediately after.But in true “it’s a bye week, so let’s nitpick” fashion, there are a few areas that could, down the road, lead to some issues with this team. It’s certainly hard to see much of anything going wrong against the Hoosiers this weekend, but remember – it’s only October.Stat No. 1: Time of possession (31:36 per game)How much importance do you place on this statistic, measuring how long the Badgers hold the football each game? How much importance do you place on it only five games into the season?On average, the Badgers hold the football for 31:36 per game, good for a middle-of-the-pack No. 33 ranking. For a Wisconsin offense that averages the third-most points per game (48.4) in the nation, the statistic certainly doesn’t seem to be of much importance. UW has 16 plays this season that have gone for 30 or more yards each, 12th-most in the country. In terms of 40-yard plays, the Badgers rank even higher, tied for fourth with 11.So when Russell Wilson can flick the ball downfield with such ease, make plays with his feet outside of the pocket and open up the vaunted rushing attack for Montee Ball and James White, does it matter how long it takes to score? Sure, the all-too-popular question of the moment regarding UW’s weak schedule persists, but make no mistake – this team has proven it can score.But as the calendar pages turn closer to November and those Spartans, Buckeyes and even the Illinois Fighting Illini (don’t sleep on them – perhaps a column for a later date?) face the Badgers, might it be nice to allow the defense a little more time on the sidelines? That’s always the principal argument for controlling the clock, of course. Hold the ball as long as possible, and any dangerous opposing offenses will be kept off the field.The answer, interestingly enough, might trace back to the topic of the Badgers’ weak opponents. This team still hasn’t been tested for a full four quarters, and it’s yet to be compelled to crank out any 10-play, 80-yard drives to kill clock with, say, a three- or seven-point lead with five minutes remaining in the game. Of course, it has not yet had to come from behind late in the game, though UW’s remarkable big-play ability has proven the Badgers capable of seemingly scoring at will.Stat No. 2: Turnover margin (+3)Before Wisconsin could even dream about embarrassing Nebraska the way it eventually did Oct. 1, the Badgers hosted Football Championship Subdivision foe South Dakota the week before. UW held a 3-0 record entering that Sept. 24 game and fans were already stretching to identify areas of weakness.Forcing turnovers was the most popular, as the Badgers had forced only one in the two games prior to the matchup with the Coyotes. The defense had forced four fumbles overall, though it had yet to force any interceptions. Wisconsin ultimately got its first interception against South Dakota courtesy of interceptions by linebacker Chris Borland and safety Shelton Johnson, appearing to support the “turnovers come in bunches” line the players were pushing in the week leading up to that game.Again, any sort of issues only arise here when looking forward. To date, the Badgers have forced just six turnovers, tied for the second-fewest in the Big Ten. Wisconsin’s plus-three turnover margin ranks them tied for No. 29 with several other schools in the nation, though as the level of competition is expected to rise, the offense is expected to make more mistakes. Without having played an actual road game yet (there were approximately 20,000 empty seats at Soldier Field, and many fans in attendance were pro-UW), it’s impossible to say for certain how Wilson and the offense will respond in front of a hostile crowd.Stat No. 3: Sacks (12)There are other ways to measure the amount of pressure a defense places on opposing quarterbacks, though sacks obviously remain the most significant. The Badgers have 12 so far this season, tied for 43rd in the nation and fourth in the Big Ten.The sack totals were more noticeable before Wisconsin really got on the board with two against the evasive Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez. Defensive end David Gilbert and defensive tackle Beau Allen lead UW with three sacks apiece, though Gilbert will be out for an extended period of time (likely 5-7 weeks) with a broken foot. Allen, a sophomore, isn’t a starter, though he is obviously a key contributor on a defensive line that is capable of rotating in as many as 10 different players in any given game.With Wisconsin in the upper half of the conference and about average with the rest of the nation, the sack totals aren’t necessarily concerning right now. But moving forward, it seems fair to ask, where will the sacks come from, especially without Gilbert for the time being? Reputed playmakers Borland and linebacker Mike Taylor have just one sack between the two of them (belonging to Taylor), though they certainly have made their presence felt in leading the team in tackles. Defensive end Louis Nzegwu has two sacks so far, though he’s been relatively quiet elsewhere this season. One candidate to watch will be defensive end Brendan Kelly, who stepped into the starting lineup against Nebraska when Gilbert went down and recorded four tackles and one sack.Of the three statistics, the sacks total might be the least pressing for the Badgers. But as injuries begin to mount and the weather begins to usher in real Big Ten Football – at least, it should start to soon – certain areas across UW’s roster will need improved performances. Wisconsin is certainly galloping toward what seems like another BCS bowl berth, but in order to get there, this sort of business must, of course, be taken care of first.Mike is a senior majoring in journalism. Are you concerned about any stats or numbers in particular? Let Mike know on Twitter @mikefiammetta and be sure to follow @BHeraldSports for all the latest Badgers news.last_img read more

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Syracuse field hockey opponent preview: What to know about Princeton

first_img Published on November 15, 2019 at 10:42 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+ After returning to the NCAA tournament for the 11th time in 12 seasons under head coach Ange Bradley, No. 13 Syracuse (12-6, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) earned a first-round matchup against No. 9 Princeton (13-4, 7-0 Ivy) Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Storrs, Connecticut. The Orange lost in the first round of the ACC tournament to Louisville, but used three wins against top-5 teams during the regular season to finish No. 10 in RPI and earn an at-large bid. Charlotte de Vries led the SU offense with 15 goals — three short of the all-time record for a Syracuse freshman set by Martu Locarinca (18) in 2008.Princeton clinched the outright Ivy League title for the 26th time in program history by defeating Penn last Saturday.Here’s what to know about the Tigers ahead of the Friday afternoon matchup.All-time series: Princeton leads, 11-10Last time they played: Syracuse knocked off the Tigers, 1-0, on Oct. 1, 2017 at J.S. Coyne Stadium behind an Erin Gillingham goal 12 minutes into the game. Goalie Borg Van der Velde held Princeton scoreless in the cage — one of nine shutouts during her freshman season — by saving both shots on goal. It marked the seventh consecutive win for the Orange against the Tigers, and Syracuse ended up losing in the first round of the NCAA tournament that year to Michigan, 1-0.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Princeton report: The Tigers enter their 15th consecutive tournament seeking a third national semifinal appearance in four seasons. They defeated six ranked teams — Wake Forest, Duke, Albany, Penn State and Harvard — this season and enter the game against Syracuse on a 10-match winning streak dating back to Sept. 28. For the second time in three years, they ended conference play without a loss, evidence of the perennial contender head coach Carla Tagliente has produced during her four seasons in New Jersey. Princeton’s offense is highlighted by Clara Roth, Sammy Popper, Hannah Davey and Ali McCarthy and ranked fourth in the country for goals per game during the regular season with 3.29.At the other end of the field, senior Grace Baylis started all 17 games for the Tigers in her fourth year as their primary goalie. She notched three shutouts on the season and has a goals against average of 1.85, the former tied for first in the Ivy League with Cornell’s Maddie Henry. How Syracuse beats Princeton: In order to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016, Syracuse needs to construct a consistent offensive attack against the Tigers. In three regular season wins against top-5 opponents, the Orange gave up 60 combined shots but only two goals. SU’s backline of Claire Webb, SJ Qugley and Olivia Graham has done a relatively good job of clearing the ball off rebounds, although SU head coach Ange Bradley reiterated multiple times this season that giving up 20 or more shots isn’t a good path to take. But Syracuse has been able to escape with victories over Connecticut, Duke and Louisville because of Sarah Sincke’s play in the cage. The freshman from Eindhoven, Netherlands held ACC-leading totals in both total saves and saves per game, eventually earning the starting job after splitting time with Syd Taylor early in the season.What has lacked this season, at times, are offensive chances created by someone other than freshman Charlotte de Vries. Secondary scoring did pick up over the final conference games — with Sarah Luby and Carolinn Hoffman both taking home ACC offensive player of the week honors — but has been an issue at times too. SU forwards need to create space in the final third by pulling defenders away from the play and opening lanes for a midfielder to pierce the defense’s middle or down the sideline. The Orange will need to crack a veteran goaltender in Baylis, but they have before.Stat to know: 56 — The number of goals the Tigers’ offense has scored this season. SU, by comparison, has 36. Four players have scored more than nine goals this season for Princeton, and just one has for the Orange.Player to watch: Clara Roth, No. 20Roth leads the Tigers’ offense with 14 goals and 38 points in her junior season, and has emerged as the focal point of an offense much more balanced in scoring than Syracuse’s. Four multi-goal games — including a hat trick against Brown on Oct. 15 — vaulted Roth to the top of the points standings, and her 10 assists also rank second on the Tigers. If the Tigers defeat the Orange on Friday, then Roth will likely be involved on Princeton’s goals. Whether that means knocking a shot past Sinck or setting up a tally off an entry pass, she’ll look to add to a goal total that more than surpasses her previous two seasons. Commentslast_img read more

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Jamaica Reggae Girlz defeat Chile 1-0

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Girlz turned in what has been described as “a workman-like performance” defeated Chile 1-0, at the National Stadium in Kingston on Thursday evening in first of a two-match friendly international series.Marlo Sweatman netted the all-important goal for the Reggae Girlz in the games’ ninth minute, from a well- placed corner kick.  Her shot went through the hands of Chile’s goalkeeper Cristina Endler and into the back of the net giving Jamaican an early advantage.Jamaican striker Khadijah “Bunny” Shaw came close to doubling the Girlz’ lead soon after, but her shot just skirted the top of the crossbar. Throughout the game the Jamaican women proved to be quicker to the ball than the Chileans. The winning score could be much higher but the Jamaicans missed several scoring chances. The Reggae Girlz was particularly impressive on defense, especially the organized play of defenders  Christina Chang and Allyson Swaby.The friendly series between the two teams is part of their preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in France. Both teams have qualified for the tournament, which will see Jamaica participating for the first time.last_img read more

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