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N-Sea’s Inaugural Cameroonian Contract Underway

first_imgN-Sea, a subsea IMR provider, has began work in the Cameroonian offshore market, via a contract win with Jumbo Offshore, a Dutch offshore lifting and transportation company.With phase one completed in mid-July, the project takes place off the shores of Cameroon’s South Province, as a part of the Hilli Episeyo subsea soft yoke installation. N-Sea’s workscope comprises diving and ROV support, performing all subsea installation of the soft yoke system.The activity N-Sea will perform on the floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) mooring and loading facility includes seabed measuring, mattress placement, anchor base and pile positioning support and pile sleeve sediment removal. Final connection between the yoke and FLNG will be undertaken by N-Sea later in 2017, the company said.N-Sea group commercial director, Gary Thirkettle said: “We are delighted to be supporting Jumbo Offshore with the expertise of N-Sea’s dive team, who will be utilizing our ROVs on this FLNG project.“Whilst N-Sea has been active in Nigeria since early 2016, this contract award represents not only our first partnership with Jumbo, but also our first project offshore in Cameroon. As such, the contract reflects our continued strategy to actively target potential clients throughout West Africa.”Hilli project manager for Jumbo Offshore, Tim Klieverik said: “Good cooperation with the Jumbo Offshore and N-Sea teams helped to bring the first phase of this significant project to a successful completion. The skilled N-Sea team will again assist us in bringing phase two of this project together at the end of the year and we look forward to working with them again.”last_img read more


September 28, 2020 0

Babies taken at birth from risky mothers

first_imgStuff.co.nz 25 July 2013Nearly 800 newborn babies were taken from their mothers and put into government care in the past five years, with one Waikato baby taken within hours of its birth.The 773 babies – all less than a month old – were taken due to “serious concerns” about their parents’ ability to care for them.Child, Youth and Family midlands regional director Sue Critchley described the removals as “absolutely the last resort”.“The last thing any social worker wants to do is take a newborn baby off their mother. So it has to be an absolute serious situation.“When a baby is born it needs to be bonding with the parent and getting attached, so it’s certainly one of the hardest calls we have to make.”The Midlands region (which includes Waikato and the Bay of Plenty) had the lowest number of babies taken (118) in the period, while the Southern region had the highest with 247 taken into care.CYF would not reveal the age of the youngest child taken into care, but confirmed one Waikato baby was removed the day it was born.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8960064/Babies-taken-at-birth-from-risky-motherslast_img read more


September 27, 2020 0

‘IVF produces infertile kids’

first_imgIVF is producing a new generation of infertile children, says Australian scientistStuff co.nz 11 November 2016A scientist in Australia says IVF is producing a new generation of infertile children.John Aitken, Newcastle University laureate professor, says IVF children will require expensive medical treatment to produce their own offspring.He also warned of ongoing health problems with IVF children, suggesting that male children of ageing fathers who used assisted pregnancy procedures were prone to cancer.Aitken said affluence had become the enemy of fertility as Australians increasingly turned to IVF and other assisted pregnancy procedures.One in six couples in Australia use IVF.And one in every 25 Australian children are now born as a result of IVF.A decade ago, it was one in 35 births.Aitken predicted unless there was a rethink, the country was well on the way to replicating the Danish experience where one in 15 children were IVF babies.He said the trend to IVF raised equity issues in how much money society should pay helping couples have children and research was revealing previously unsuspected health risks such as increased cancer rates among boys whose fathers – but not mothers – smoked and used assisted conception techniques.“We should guard against recklessly marching into a future where we use too much assisted conception in order to compensate for our loss of fertility,” he said.“Its an inexorable upward trend. We are taking recourse to IVF in increasing numbers and the thing we have to remember as a society is that the more you use assisted conception in one generation, the more you’re going to need it in the next.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/pregnancy/conception/86390378/IVF-is-producing-a-new-generation-of-infertile-children-says-Australian-scientist?cid=app-iPhoneKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more


September 27, 2020 0

Home of safety for children at risk opened

first_imgLocalNews Home of safety for children at risk opened by: – April 13, 2011 48 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Ms. Shirley Stuart Former Manager“Finally, its here”, the words of Ms. Shirley Stuart former Manager for ‘Action for children’ and one of the initiators of “CHANCES”, a home dedicated to provide short term care for children who are severely deprived of proper parental care.The over $4m facility that will eventually cater for the needs of a maximum of 30 children was officially opened at a simple but unique ceremony at it building site at Jimit on Wednesday.Currently the operation caters for the need of some 8 children that is being managed by a full complement of a 12 member staff.Heading the operations is the former Welfare Officer Ava Mc. Intyre Roach who is the Managing Director. There is a deputy to Mrs. Roach, a Counselor, and Administrative Assistant and eight assistants.The aqua name “CHANCES” developed by the Convent High School student Phelicia Pierre depicts the following:C-childrenH-homeA-abusedN-neglectedC-cheatedE-emotionallyS-scaredThe project was first conceptualized in 2001 and 3years later in 2004 work on the actual construction site commenced.Among the other officials to grace the day’s ceremony were Hon. Rayburn Blackmore, Parliamentary representative for the Mahaut constituency, Hon. Gloria Shillingford-Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who delivered the feature address.Other presentations came from students of the Massacre Primary School and Dominica’s reigning monarch Tasha P who performed her popular “Let the children be children”.        [album id= 24 template =extend]Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

Buhari unveils Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja

first_imgPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Friday formally unveiled the renamed National Stadium in Abuja as Moshood Abiola Stadium. Buhari, who renamed the national monument two years ago, was represented by FCT Minister Muhammed Musa Bello. The ceremony was witnessed by Abiola’s first son, Kola and several other ministers. They are the Sports minister, Sunday Dare, Minister of Industries, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo. The formal renaming of the stadium coincided with the 27th anniversary of the election that Abiola famously won, but which was annulled by the military junta led by Ibrahim Babangida. “President Buhari chose to walk the path where others failed to walk,”, Dare remarked. “He chose the path less travelled. Only a committed and patriotic leader can do that. “We thank President Buhari for adding a significant chapter to the democratic culture of Nigeria. “Sportsmen, sportswomen and sports lovers thank Mr. President for honouring someone who remains unrivalled as the greatest sports lover, investor and philanthropist. “Abiola was a consummate sports lover. He invested his time and resources in sports development, particularly football. Not many sports administrators will forget Abiola In a hurry”, Dare said. Dare used the occasion to appreciate other Nigerians who have been supporting sports like MKO Abiola. read also:COVID-19: Ministry of Sports Provides 57 Suites, Other Facilities at Abiola Stadium “Under this dispensation, we have seen Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Chief Adebutu Kessington step up to the plate to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the quest to restore our sporting infrastructure such as this. “We thank them and several others supporting in their own little ways”, Dare said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dare appreciated President Buhari for demonstrating courage in recognising June 12 as a public holiday and also honouring the winner of the election described as a watershed in Nigeria’s political history. Buhari in 2018, also bestowed the nation’s highest honour, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic on Abiola. Loading…last_img read more


September 24, 2020 0

Lazio turn Serie A into three-horse race after exposing Juve cracks

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Lazio will attempt to chalk up their ninth consecutive league win when they visit lowly Brescia on Sunday as they threaten to turn Serie A into a three-horse race. Third-placed Lazio have moved six points off the leading pair of Inter Milan and Juventus with a game in hand. But, more importantly, they have exposed chinks in Juve’s armour by beating the Turin side twice in the space of just over two weeks. They handed Juventus a first defeat of the season, beating them 3-1 at home in Serie A. They then overcame them by the same score in the annual Super Cup match played in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was surprisingly generous in his praise of Lazio, who he said were experiencing a “magical moment”. “If they carry on like this, there’s not much for anyone else to do. For me, right now, physically and mentally, they are the best team in Europe,” said Sarri, who coaches a team with far superior spending power to Lazio. Juventus, chasing a ninth successive title, host Cagliari, the season’s other surprise package, on Monday as Serie A resumes after the two-week Christmas break. Inter Milan are away to Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli. But Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio have always been a dangerous side. Two seasons ago, they played some of the best football in the league. But their small squad ran out of steam towards the end of the season and they missed out on the UEFA Champions League in their final match. Last year, they won the Coppa Italia, even though they could manage only a modest eighth place in Serie A. This season they have found a consistency that was previously lacking, helped by an uncanny ability to grind out late and dramatic wins. During their winning run, they scored twice in stoppage time as they came from behind to beat Cagliari 2-1 away and they also beat Sassuolo by the same score, thanks to a stoppage-time winner. The run began when an 89th-minute goal from Ciro Immobile, Serie A’s leading scorer with 17 goals, gave them a 2-1 win at Fiorentina. Also, an 83rd-minute goal brought them their first away win at AC Milan for 31 years. Their surprising group stage exit in the UEFA Europa League, where they finished behind Celtic and Cluj in their group, could also be a blessing in disguise. Inzaghi, however, is under no illusions. “We know that there will be more attention on us from now on. We know that in football you can never take your foot off the pedal. We know that we have done well, but we need to start the new year better than we finished the old one,” he said during an event in Dubai last month. Reuters/NAN.Tags: BresciaJuventusLazioMaurizio SarriSerie Alast_img read more


September 22, 2020 0

Executing game plans, eliminating mistakes are key factors for Warriors’ success- Khan

first_imgOPERATIONS Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Omar Khan believes that the execution of game plans and the elimination of mistakes during match days will be two key factors if the Warriors is to cross that final hurdle when the fifth edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League concludes on September 9.The Warriors have been the most consistent team in the history of CPL cricket, but never managed to win a single title after four years.They reached the final in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and were one of the semifinalists in 2015.However, cricket enthusiasts may want to blame the captains, coaching staff or even the combination of squads, but Khan is of the opinion that once the Warriors could execute their plans, and at the same time ensure that simple mistakes are eliminated, the South-America based franchise can easily win its first CPL title this year.“At the end of the day you can have all the skills, all the talents in the world, but is how you prepare yourself mentally for the big occasions. Finals or semi-finals are obviously big occasions, and it will put some pressure, but at the end of the day you have to ensure that you have all facets of the game in order,” Khan said.He added “The most important aspect of the game is to execute the game plans and eliminate mistakes, and at the same time you need to focus on the day, ensuring that you are mentally prepared and have that belief in yourself to go out there and perform.“If you check over the years, we played good cricket throughout the tournaments, but it’s just that final few games where we fell through, but once you can put those factors which I spoke about (execution of plans and eliminate mistakes) together, it could be a different result,” Khan pointed out during an exclusive interview yesterday.Asked how important are the retained players in the Warriors line-up this year, Khan said “It adds stability to the team and to continued team moral, team togetherness, team chemistry; and you can only be successful once you work as a team”.This year the Warriors have retained Pakistani all-rounder, Sohail Tanvir; New Zealand’s opener’ Martin Guptill; Australia middle-order batsman, Chris Lynn; Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder, Rayad Emrit; Trinidad and Tobago batsman, Jason Mohammed; the Guyanese trio of Veerasammy Permaul, Assad Fudadin and Steven Jacobs, and Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper/batsman Steven Katwaroo.They have raked in six newcomers to their squad, Jamaican wicket-keeper/batsman, Chadwick Walton; Afghanistan all-rounder, Rashid Khan; ICC Americas opener, Steven Taylor, along with Barbados all-rounder, Roshon Primus and the Guyanese pair, batsman Gajanand Singh and fast bowler, Keon Joseph.Joseph was called in as a replacement for the injured Ronsford Beaton in the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad in 2013. However, he did not play a match.The Warriors will begin a one-week training camp on July 26. The squad will depart for Fort Lauderdale, Florida on August 2. During the Florida leg, the Warriors will play St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in two games before returning to the Caribbean.Games to be hosted by Guyana are billed for August 17, 19, 20 and 22 at the Guyana National Stadium.The host team (Guyana Amazon Warriors) take on the Jamaica Tallawahs on August 17 from 20:00hrs; Trinbago Knight Riders on August 19 from 12:00hrs; Barbados Tridents on August 20 from 18:00hrs and St Lucia Stars on August 22 from 18:00hrs.last_img read more


September 19, 2020 0

Big Ten powerhouses on deck for Schulte, UW softball

first_imgGREG SCHMITZ/Herald photoScoring runs will be at a premium for the Badgers this weekend, as Wisconsin (16-15, 2-4 Big Ten) welcomes two of the top three pitching staffs in the conference to Goodman Diamond.Weekend play begins today with a game against Michigan State at 6 p.m. The Badgers and Spartans will hook up again Saturday at noon, followed by a UW doubleheader against No. 12 Michigan scheduled to start noon on Sunday.Wisconsin, which struggled to score runs last weekend against Big Ten cellar-dweller Minnesota and lowly North Dakota State, will need to capitalize on opportunities when presented with them — something UW has failed to do recently — if they are to be successful this weekend.UW head coach Chandelle Schulte believes the reason for the Badgers’ struggles has been a passive attitude towards the game.”It’s not just offense, it’s also defense,” Schulte said of the team’s approach. “It’s a whole attitude of playing the game.””Certain people are up there in situations looking for a walk when they should be looking to get a hit. It’s called offense for a reason, we need to be offensive,” Schulte went on to explain.It is that type of passive approach that could very well doom the Badgers this weekend.MSU and UM carry staff ERAs of 1.50 and 1.04, respectively.Michigan State (28-12, 6-0) enters play having won 12 of its last 14 games. They are led on the pitcher’s mound by the three-headed pitching monster of Lesley Noel, Megan Hair, and Rachel Turney. The trio has combined to post a 1.00 ERA in conference play, along with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of better than 2:1.Offensively, MSU is no slouch, either. The Spartans lead the Big Ten in batting with a .286 average. When UW is in the field, the Badger defense will be seeing double, as MSU is lead offensively by twin sisters Nikki and Traci Nicosia. The sophomores carry the two highest batting averages amongst MSU’s regulars and, according to Schulte, will be looking to run whenever they get on base.Schulte and assistant coach Barb Sherwood know all about the Nicosia twins, as each recruited the twins out of Plantation, Fla. At the time, Sherwood was an assistant at Troy University and Schulte was the head coach at College of Charleston. The twins wanted to play together — something Schulte couldn’t offer — and wound up at MSU.The doubleheader against defending national champion Michigan should bring a new level of excitement to Goodman Diamond. UW will have its hands full, but historically have held their own against defending champions, going 1-2.UM (25-10, 5-1) struggled somewhat early in the season, but they have since regained their swagger and had won 12 consecutive games before losing the second game of a doubleheader to Purdue last Sunday. The Wolverines will play a two-game series against Iowa on Friday and Saturday before coming to Madison.Schulte and her players have made it no secret that playing UM is something more than a regular game.”You don’t always get [to play a national champion],” Schulte said. “I think they want to come out and show Michigan that Wisconsin can play some softball.”Outfielder Katie Hnatyk echoed Schulte’s sentiments, “There definitely is some extra excitement, because they are the national champions. Hopefully, going out and playing well against them and maybe even pulling off an upset would be a huge boost to us.”The upset-minded Badgers will have to contend with UM’s version of “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain” in Jennie Ritter and Lorilyn Wilson. The two have combined for an ERA of just over 1.00 and opponents are hitting a measly .149 against them. Ritter hasn’t tasted defeat in nearly a month.Schulte, who grew up in Michigan a fan of “Big Blue”, thinks the Badgers stand a chance in the batters box, however.”We tend to hit good pitching,” Schulte said. “The thing with those teams is they are only going to make one mistake [per] at-bat. If we take advantage of that, we’ll be successful; if not, they will control us.”last_img read more


September 17, 2020 0

Cup Convo: Mexico’s World Cup run sends message of hope

first_imgEl Tri defeated the reigning champion Germany in its World Cup debut. Every commentator, every analyst, every Mexican person with a realistic mentality believed that pulling off a win — or even a tie — would be nearly impossible. Everyone except my grandfather: The old man with the glistening white mustache, florid face and keen sense of humor. He believed that the Mexican squad, under the direction of coach Juan Carlos Osorio, could conquer the Mannschaft. And he was right, and so was Osorio.On Father’s Day, I sat alongside him and my dad. We witnessed 90 minutes of tension and agony as Mexico bested Germany 1-0. I witnessed tears escaping my grandfather’s eyes, as the referee blew the final whistle. My dad and I observed his prideful and silent smile as the teams left the field.I sat there reacting differently, phone in hand, channelling my emotions on Twitter and Instagram — sharing random memes and expressions only my Twitter followers  would understand. Filming the TV and channelling the soccer commentator in me to impress my Instagram followers, who don’t really care about hot men kicking around a ball.As the son of Mexican immigrants, this victory was mine as much as it was my parents’. I am Mexican and have always identified as such. I have light skin, but I’m pretty sure my heart was replaced by a nopál. Everything about Mexico — my culture, my people — continues to fascinate me everyday. But it also contributed to my insecurity when I was a child.I have never seemed like a stereotypical Mexican. My skin isn’t brown. My last name isn’t Hernandez or Garcia or Rivera. When people looked at me as a kid, they assumed my mom was my nanny and called me güerito or gringo. I hated it and throughout my life have had to prove to people my own Mexicanidad. I take pride in who I am and am not afraid to show it. Calling me Thomas isn’t gonna cut it. It’s Tomás — con acento.That’s why this game meant so much to me. Because my country and my identity are a crucial part of who I am.Mexicanos, like me, were glued to Telemundo, as Andrés Cantor, known for his deafening “GOOOOOOAAAAL,” commentated one of the most watched games in Spanish-language TV history.For Mexicans in the U.S., the national team is holy. It’s a constant reminder of a country left behind. It’s a connection to a place that roughly 7 million undocumented Mexicans have yet to return to. And it’s a distraction from the reality of subordination that these people face in a country they cannot call their own.Mexico’s lone goal against Germany provided hope for these people. Perhaps it did so just in the sport, but maybe in real life, too. Mexico did the impossible that morning and began living a dream — a dream similar to the one pictured by thousands of migrants who travel to this country with hope of a better future. The national team and the World Cup not only provide hope, but they also unite people: cooks and construction workers, landscapers and housekeepers, undocumented immigrants and legal residents. It reminds people of why they came to the U.S.. It brightens their day as their love for Mexico revives when they watch 11 men in green run around chasing a ball, just as they chased a dream in this country.Mexico faces Sweden on Wednesday, following its triumphant matches against South Korea and Germany. El Tri has a high chance of beating the team that ousted four-time World Cup champion Italy.Mexico will have to play like it’s the team’s last game, because it could be, if it loses. With a tie or a win, Mexico will secure its spot in the knockout stage and consequently put the team a step closer to getting to el quinto partido (the fifth game). If Mexico loses, things could get complicated.Mexico hasn’t reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup since it last hosted the event in 1986. In the last World Cup, the referee awarded the Netherlands a nonexistent penalty kick, which led to Mexico’s elimination. In 2006 and 2010, it lost to the ever-so-powerful Argentina. And in 2002 … actually, I’d rather not talk about that one.2018 just might be the year El Tri makes it into the top eight. My grandfather sure believes it can. That’s why on Wednesday, before heading to work, Mexicanos will again be glued to their screens to witness la selección’s final match in Group F. It’ll be a real test for the team, but if  El Tri wins, fans’ expectations for the knockout phase will be pretty high. Mexico will either face Brazil or Switzerland, two tough competitors, but ones the team has seen before.Mexico probably won’t win the Cup, but that’s what I said about it defeating Germany. If it happens, this will be the year it does.Tomás Mier is a junior majoring in journalism and contemporary Latino and Latin American studies. “Cup Convo” is a guest column on the 2018 FIFA World Cup.last_img read more


September 16, 2020 0

Nate Solomon named ACC Player of the Week

first_imgNate Solomon, an attack for No. 7 Syracuse (8-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast), earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors following his six points in two wins for the Orange.In a 13-8 win over then-No. 8 Cornell, Solomon scored two goals, including a no-look shot from a scrum that earned him the No. 1 play on SportsCenter. Published on April 15, 2019 at 4:20 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday, Solomon led Syracuse with a team-high four points in a 12-9 win over then-No. 18 North Carolina. He scored a goal with 0.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter that ultimately served as a back-breaker for the Orange. Solomon has now scored a point in 28-straight games, dating back to April 2017, the second longest streak in the conference.Solomon and the Orange visit Annapolis, Maryland, on Saturday to face Navy (5-6, 3-4 Patriot) in the regular-season finale. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


September 16, 2020 0