Shell hires Deep Down for umbilical support services in Trinidad

first_imgHouston-based oilfield services company Deep Down has received an order for umbilical support services from Shell Trinidad and Tobago.The order is for the design, fabrication, project management, and installation support for an umbilical repair/replacement package to restore communications to the Poinsettia Deep Well offshore Trinidad and Tobago.The Poinsettia platform is located off the northwest coast of Trinidad in 530 feet of water.Offshore operations will likely occur in the first quarter of 2020, the company added.Ron Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Deep Down, Inc. stated, “This award further highlights the success of our efforts to continue expanding our customer base internationally, especially in the provision of inspection, maintenance and repair solutions.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Jol understands fan frustration

first_img Press Association Jordon Mutch’s stoppage-time strike earned Cardiff a first away win since their top-flight return and there were jeers directed at Jol at the final whistle. Fulham have one point from their last seven home matches in the Barclays Premier League and their next opportunity to win at Craven Cottage will come against Stoke – managed by Jol’s predecessor Mark Hughes – next Saturday, when six months will have elapsed since their last home success in the league, the April 1 defeat of QPR. “I’ll always be calm, but I hate it when people are getting worried and nervous, especially when they ask a manager to quit,” Jol said. “That is awful, because you never know what will happen with a new manager. “If we are bottom of the table at the end of the season it’s not about me, because I won’t be here, it’s about the club and I don’t want to see this club at the bottom of the table. “They (the fans) expect us to do better. “If you are in the bottom three or bottom five, even if it’s early in the season, you get pressure. “I take responsibility, because I can’t say that the players don’t work hard.” He added: “Fulham is not a club who should be in the top six. We were 20th in the league in spending money.” Asked if he has the confidence of Fulham owner Shahid Khan, the billionaire owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise, Jol pointed to the key difference with American sport. Jol said: “For the owner it’s different. In America you can’t go down. (If) the Jaguars are bottom of the table, they can’t go down. “In England you can go down, so that makes people nervous. I can appreciate that.” Asked if he is now nervous about his own position, Jol said: “I know that we can do a lot better. “I’ve got players who have played 300 games. We had all the size in the world today and we still lost headers in the far post, even when we are 6ft 6ins or 7ins. And that is worrying.” After conceding from a last-gasp set-piece to suffer a draw with West Brom in the previous Premier League contest at Craven Cottage, Fulham left Steven Caulker unmarked to head in Cardiff’s opener and desperate defending played a part in Mutch’s winner, well struck though it was. Bryan Ruiz had equalised before the interval. “You have to defend, you have to defend especially corner kicks,” Jol said. “That is the easiest way to defend. The only thing you have to do is do something against your opponent. “You talk about it, you do it in training and the next game they score from a corner kick. It’s awful.” Jol conceded Cardiff were the better side and his counterpart Malky Mackay described his side’s performance as dominant. The City boss said: “I was delighted with the way we played today, from the first minute till the last. We ended up with 24 attempts at goal and away from home that’s a fantastic stat. “We kept striving for the win. We put on three substitutions to try to win the game and one of the players ended up scoring a fantastic goal. “I think we got our just rewards in the end. We deserved to win the game.” Mackay praised Chilean midfielder Gary Medel for his impact on the game and Mutch for his match-winning strike. The Scot is content with Cardiff’s position early in the season. “We’ve got a real belief after six games, about our ability to play at this level and be at home at this level,” Mackay added. Fulham boss Martin Jol insisted he understands the frustration of fans calling for his head but warned against a managerial change at Craven Cottage after Cardiff walked away from west London with a 2-1 victory.last_img read more

Other Sports Pooja Rani assures India of a medal in Asian Elite Boxing Championship

first_img Bangkok: Two-time continental medallist Pooja Rani confirmed India’s first medal in the women’s 81 kg category after making it to the semi-finals in a field of five as the Asian Elite Boxing Championship’s draw was released on Thursday. Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal, set to make his debut in the 52 kg category in all likelihood will face the reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals. Former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) will start her campaign against Srey Pov Nao of Cambodia but she will run into two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay in the quarter-finals.      Lovlina Borgohain (64kg) could have a possible face-off with China’s world champion Chen Nien-Chin in the quarters. Amit, who started the season with a gold medal at the Strandja Boxing Tournament beat the mighty Uzbek on his way to the Asiad gold in Jakarta last year and will fight his first bout on April 21 after a first-round bye.RELATED     Shiva Thapa (60kg), who will be going for a record-breaking fourth successive medal from this prestigious tournament meets Korea’s Kim Wonho in the first round.     “Four of our boys will be in action tomorrow. We are quite confident about our prospects. The tricky journey will begin from quarters,” said CA Kuttappa, head coach men’s team.     Four male boxers from the Indian contingent have been presented with first-round byes — Kavinder Singh Bisht, Ashish Kumar (75 kg), Brijesh Yadav and Naman Tanwar.     Two female boxers Simranjit Kaur and Pooja Rani have first-round byes and both Seema Poonia and debutant Nupur is one shot away from a medal as they open their campaign with a quarterfinal face-off.     Makran Cup gold medallist Deepak (49kg), Rohit Tokas (64kg), Ashish (69kg) and Asian Games medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg) will begin India’s medal hunt on the first day of competition.     World Championships silver medallist Sonia (54kg) will be in action on Friday as she takes on Vietnam’s Do Nha Uyan.     “It is a mixed draw and I believe that our boxers are ready for the challenge. Sonia has a World Championship silver medal and is well prepared for her bout tomorrow,” said Mohammed Ali Qamar, head coach of the women’s elite team.     Four-time Asian Championships gold medallist Sarita Devi will be eyeing her sixth medal from this elite event when she begins her campaign against Korea’s Gwon Sujin. Young Manisha Moun (54kg) has a stiff challenge in Vietnam’s Do Nha Uyen. Debutants Nitu (45kg) and Nupur (75kg) will be taking on Pin Meng-Chieh and Pak Un Sim respectively.     Experienced Seema Poonia (+81kg) has China’s Yang Xiaoli in her opening round.     After seven successful editions, the women’s competition will be held simultaneously as the men at the Asian Championships for the very first time. In the last edition, the Indian women grabbed a total of seven medals that included one gold, one silver and five bronze. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img The women’s edition will be held simultaneously with the men for the first time.Sarita Devi will be eyeing his sixth medal in the tournament.In 2018, the Indian boxing team grabbed one gold, one silver and five bronze medals.last_img read more

Windies Women suffer whitewash, as India sweep T20 series 5-l

first_imgCLASSY half-centuries from Veeda Krishnamurthy and Jemimah Rodrigues piloted India women  to a thumping 61-run win over West Indies, sealing off a commanding T20 series win with a bang on Wednesday night.India piled up a daunting 134 for 3 in their 20 overs, after capitalising on the 117-run partnership between Krishnamurthy who stroked 4 fours in her unbeaten 48-ball 57.Her partner in crime, Rodrigues supported well with three fours in her even 50, as the Windies bowling proved ineffective yet again with Hayley Matthews, Aaliyah Allen and skipper Anisa Mohammed ending with a wicket each.It was another below-par performance by the hosts who were left to ponder as much after ending on 73-7 when their 20 overs expired. Kyshona Knight hit 22 and Guyanese vice-captain Shamaine Campbelle ended on 19 not out, to headline a shoddy batting performance.Player-of-the-Series Shafali Verma receives her cheque from National female player Lashana Toussaint. (Clifton Ross photo)Indian off-spinner Anuja Patil was the star with ball in hand, grabbing stingy figures of 2-8 as she landed double strikes to remove opener Natasha McLean (9), who opened her account with a big six, and Chedean Nation (0).The in-form Poonam Yadav (1-15) got into the action by dismissing Chinelle Henry for 6 before Matthews had her stumps disturbed by a beauty from Pooja Vastrakar (1-14); leaving the Windies reeling at 31 for 4.After top-scorer Knight was removed by off-spinner Harleen Deol (1-13), the wheels began to fall off the Windies, as their last 5 overs required them to go at 10-plus runs an over, in order to have a chance at victory.Spinner Radha Yadav served up a `beauty’ to account for the dismissal of Guyanese Sheneta Grimmond (5) before running out Shabika Gajnabi  for 3. Hayley Matthews was dismissed  for 2 leaving Campbell on 19 and Aaliyah Alleyne on 1 still at the crease when the 20 overs expired  Earlier in the night, after hitting a six, India’s leading run-scorer 15-year-old Shafali Verma was caught-and-bowled by Matthews while skipper Mohammed removed her opposite number Smritri Mandhana for 7.With both openers back in the dressing room with just 17 on the board, Rodrigues and Krishnamurthy applied themselves. The pair took India past the 50-run mark with some well-timed boundaries which lifted the spirits in the Indian camp.A continuation of effective stroke-play saw the team’s 100 come up in 16.4 overs with Krishnamurthy casually creeping towards her half-century. Rodrigues soon after making 50 was bowled by Allen, breaking the century partnership.Following the match, the Indians also made a clean sweep of the awards, adding a number of individual awards to their T20 Trophy. Krishnamurthy was adjudged MVP for her fifty while the 15-year-old sensation Verma ended as the leading run-scorer with 158 runs from her 5 matches and bagged the coveted Player-of-the-Series award. (Clifton Ross)last_img

A look back at past presidential visits

first_imgPresident Barack Obama’s trip to campus on Friday marked the fifth time that a sitting president had visited the University of Southern California.  Here’s a look back at some of the other notable presidential visits:last_img

Microsoft CEO to Give Speech At Graduation

first_imgThe university announced Thursday that Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will be the commencement speaker for graduation this year.Though some USC students do not know of Ballmer, many are excited to hear what he has to say.“I know absolutely nothing about him, so my initial reaction is ambivalence,” said Eliza Hunt, a senior majoring in communication. “However, as CEO of such a prominent corporation he’s bound to have some insightful advice to share with a class of students who are entering the workforce at such a turbulent time.”Microsoft CEO Steve A. Ballmer will speak at the USC 2011 commencement.Abigail Hardin, a senior majoring in psychology and public relations, said she thinks Ballmer might not have been the best choice for a keynote speaker for graduation.“I don’t really understand why a company CEO would necessarily be an inspiring speaker,” Hardin said. “He seems like a good guest lecturer for a class, but not for graduation.”During commencement, USC will also award Ballmer an honorary degree.Previous renowned commencement speakers included former university President Steven B. Sample in 2010; former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009; Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger in 2008; and astronaut Neil Armstrong in 2005.The graduation ceremony will consist of one main ceremony for all degree candidates and their families. Additionally, there will be smaller ceremonies for individual colleges and programs throughout the day.Ballmer was born in 1956 and grew up near Detroit. Ballmer earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Harvard University.During Ballmer’s undergraduate years at Harvard, where he lived down the hall from Bill Gates, he managed the football team and worked on the Harvard Crimson newspaper and university literary magazine.Ballmer with Bill Gates, who he has known since college.After graduation, Ballmer worked at Procter & Gamble Co. for two years as an assistant product manager.He joined Microsoft in 1980 after attending Stanford Graduate School of Business.Though some USC students said they are looking forward to hearing Ballmer’s commencement speech, graduation itself is more exciting for some students.“I can’t wait to graduate. It’s going to be an exciting time in my life, and I look forward to the future,” said Tarek Chamma, a graduate student studying global communication. “But I don’t know who he is.”Commencement will take place on Friday, May 13, and an estimated 40,000 guests are expected to attend as 5,000 students receive their degrees, according to the USC Office of Protocol and University Events.last_img read more

4×400 team eyes Big Ten title

first_imgLooking over at Wisconsin’s 4×400 team preparing to race in the last event at the track meet, the scene may startle you. It looks more like something out of a Mel Brooks comedy than a race.With all the tension and pressure to represent Wisconsin and perform well at the same time, the four members of the relay medley — seniors Joe Detmer, Scott Hogseth, junior Chad Melotte and true freshman James Groce — are smiling and cracking jokes.”You look around at other teams and they seem serious, and we’re sitting around, goofing around,” Hogseth said.But Wisconsin’s 4×400 is just out to have a good time and to run at the same time. Not to worry though, when the race nears, the joking stops and the team focuses in on what it needs to accomplish.”When it comes race time we become serious and focus on what we need to do,” said Hogseth.Part of their easy-going attitude comes from the fact that they are so close both on and off the field.”All our friends are mainly track guys, track people and we’re kind of fortunate to have that situation as a team,” Melotte said. “We have an awesome team chemistry, so being friends outside of track is not a big deal, it just kind of happens because we get along so well on the track.”As much as they get along, Groce generally finds himself watching from the sidelines — so-to speak — because he’s a freshman.”They don’t call me,” Groce joked. “I sit at home and watch MTV’s ‘Yo Mamma.'”I see them enough in practice.”Despite being left out by his medley teammates off the field, the rest of the guys are very pleased to have the true freshman Groce running third in the 4×400 for them. Typically true freshman redshirt their first season in track.Groce chose not to and was immediately placed in the 4×400 medley at such an early stage in his collegiate career. This quick move exemplifies the confidence his coaches have in his abilities as a runner.Even though the track season is heading into its fourth month, Groce still hasn’t fully grasped the idea that he’s a Big Ten runner.”It never really hits me until a big meet,” Groce said. “When you get to the race and you look around and see all the big names and stuff — and people are like ‘Oh, that’s Wisconsin,’ so they’re going to expect you to do a little something, that’s when it hits you.””I’ve got a lot of expectations for myself, I just want to live up to the hype [and] don’t want to be a fluke.”Although he struggled to find himself, falling behind the top runners during the indoor season, Groce has found his groove outdoors. As to be expected, his elder teammates take all the credit for his recent success.”I’d like to think that I’ve taught [James] everything he knows,” Detmer said. “But some people might not agree with that.”While Groce has been a mainstay in the 4×400, some of the other legs have switched around. Melotte has suffered from tight hamstrings on a few occasions and Detmer focused on other events during the indoor season, so the line-up from meet-to-meet wasn’t always the same. Despite the uncertainty sometimes regarding the line-up, the guys have no difficulty gelling. “You know what you’re going to get out of each person,” Groce said. “You know when we put us four together, we’re probably going to get the fastest time, but [that aside], we pretty much know what we’re going to get when you put other people on the team.”A more recent example of Wisconsin having to switch their line-up was at last weekend’s invitation in Cedar Falls, Iowa, when Melotte sat out with a hamstring pull. The result was a third-place finish behind Wisconsin’s ‘B’ team and the University of Northern Iowa’s ‘A’ team. “It was kind of a depressing situation to lose to our ‘B’ guys, but we’ve got to take it as it is,” Detmer said. Regarding the remainder of the season, these Wisconsin runners are looking to drop a few seconds on their time to give themselves a shot at nationals. But with a really tough region and only three available spots, the men’s 4×400 team sets their eye on a different prize — the Big Ten Title. “With Illinois redshirting two of their main 400 runners this year outdoors, we have a really good shot to go and win the 4×400 Big Ten Title,” Melotte said. “But ultimately, representing well at regions [is our goal]. If we made it to nationals that’s awesome, but our main focus is the Big Ten Title along with getting the Big Ten Championship as a team.”Whatever falls in behind that is awesome.”last_img read more

Valentine’s celebrated with film

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Allie: ajcaren@syr.educenter_img The day of love isn’t all about chocolate and roses. Instead of spending their Valentine’s Day evening with significant others, members of the Obscure Cinema Society spent time with one another through their mutual love of movies. The club hosted its ‘Reel Love’ screening to give students an alternative to typical Valentine’s Day activities. About 20 to 25 students ventured to Kittredge Auditorium for a quirky movie. To set the mood, the club played Marilyn Monroe’s ‘I Wanna Be Loved By You,’ which quickly slid into Elvis Presley’s ‘Any Way You Want Me,’ among other romantic melodies. After tossing around some Valentine’s Day jokes, gorging on confectionary treats and putting the audience through a ‘Find Your Reel Love’ quiz, the group presented the night’s feature presentation, ‘Harold and Maude’ (1971), starring Bud Cort (Harold) and Ruth Gordon (Maude). This peculiar friendship-turned-love story was anything but typical for a lovey-dovey Hallmark kind of evening. The story was about a budding relationship between a lonely suicidal adolescent boy who attends funerals as a hobby and a spunky, ecstatic 79-year-old woman who enjoys the same pastime. By the movie’s end, some pairs in the audience found their fingers intertwined and murmured ‘I love you’ to each other.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘I liked the quirkiness of it all,’ said Xelinda Yancy, a 1995 College of Visual and Performing Arts alumna. ‘I hadn’t seen this movie and wanted to see it. I like the idea of obscure cinema.’ With many twists and turns throughout the film, Maude eventually passes away on the night of her 80th birthday, finally bidding adieu to this world. Sarah McIntire and Anna Butler, both sophomore wildlife science majors, enjoyed the film even though it wasn’t a mainstream one. ‘I really liked it,’ McIntire said. ‘I had never heard of it before. Definitely obscure.’ The Obscure Cinema Society is not just a club for avid movie and Hollywood buffs, but for those interested in film as a broader subject. The club gathers to view more independent and less mainstream movies, said Co-President Kat Smith. Established in 2009, the ‘group of friends who loves movies’only drew in three people at their first interest meeting. Though an average of 20 or 30 people show up to each of the group’s three or four monthly screenings, the society collectively brings more than 170 students together. The group generally shows movies each Friday. Kat Smith, a sophomore advertising design and communication major, said she enjoys the role she plays in this on-campus organization and setting up events like ‘Reel Love.’ She said the OCSprovides an alternative on campus to other activities. ‘It’s a way for creative people to meet each other and enjoy films that they may not have otherwise necessarily seen,’ Smith said. Though Valentine’s Day may lead us to appreciate the ones we love just a little bit more, this group, and ultimately the particular film screened at ‘Reel Love,’ made students appreciate those they love every day instead of just on one day dedicated to romantic tradition. alliecaren@syr.edulast_img read more

Wenger preparing attacking gameplan

first_imgBoth games start at 7.45 They’re 2-nil down ahead of the match at the Camp Nou.But Wenger knows they can’t forget their responsibilities at the back against the European champions.In the nights other game Bayern Munich host Juventus with the match tied at 2-all from the first leg.last_img

Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul help Clippers beat Oklahoma City

first_img“I sensed it early. Doc sensed it early too,” Crawford said. “He thought I passed up a couple shots early and got on me.”While Rivers was telling Crawford to shoot more, he was telling his defense to let the Thunder keep firing from deep. One of the 10 worst 3-point shooting teams in the NBA heading into Friday, the plan was to keep the paint loaded up with players and force Oklahoma City to shoot its way to a win.And the Thunder almost did.OKC made 16 of 28 from beyond the 3-point line, with Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Andre Roberson and Domantas Sabonis all making at least three.But instead of panicking, the Clippers stayed the course.“They just trusted,” Rivers said. “This was one of the games where you could lose your trust. Roberson was making 3s, Sabonis was making 3s and we were telling our guys to stay and clog the paint. They were looking at me, like ‘Why?’ Listen, we did it and worked out for us. But this was one of those games were you could’ve lost it easily.”But just like Paul always makes the right pass, and just like, it seems, that Crawford can always make the big shot, this Clippers team, it seems, always keeps defending.It’s why they’ve won five straight. It’s why they’re off to the best start in franchise history. And, it’s why, at 8-1, that they own the best record in the NBA.“We just stuck to the game plan,” Paul said.Griffin finished with 25 points and Paul added 17 points and 10 assists for the Clippers, who avenged their only loss, an 85-83 setback to the Thunder on Nov. 2 at Staples Center.Westbrook had 29 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists. Oladipo scored 18 points, Enes Kanter had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Roberson added 13 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City (6-3). OKALHOMA CITY >> The eye of a needle probably looked like a Volkswagon bus in comparison.Surrounded by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s biggest and most athletic players, Chris Paul somehow found space to throw the ball back out to the 3-point line, into Jamal Crawford’s waiting hands.“I would’ve thrown that into the stands somewhere,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.And because you only have to tell Crawford to shoot one time, the Clippers’ reserve guard launched a high-arcing dagger in the final minutes, drilling the biggest shot in a 110-108 victory. “That’s why he’s the point god,” Crawford said of Paul and that pass. “…The smallest of windows. There are 99 percent of the people in the world who can make that play. To get it through that window at that time in rhythm.”But making that pass is what Paul does. And, making that shot, well, that’s what Crawford does.Crawford scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, doing just enough to keep the second unit competitive on a night when it didn’t have its best stuff. It was a reminder of how and what he can do — something he’s backed off of early this season.“It’s different, a different challenge. I know I’m the same player, but we have a better group,” Crawford said. “Instead of me attacking, it’s our group attacking as a unit. It’s a different challenge than I’ve experienced here, and I’m still figuring out when to be aggressive and when to just lead the group as the whole. That’s the balance.”And, early on Friday, the balance was off. He was being too passive.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more