Ali & Sons Marine Engineering Factory (ASMEF), the UAE-based company catering to the marine and oil & gas industry, together with the Rosetti Marino Group, an Italian EPC contractor, have recently joined forces to form a new UAE-based company under the name of Rosetti-Ali & Sons. Source: Ali & Sons Marine Engineering FactoryWith both companies aiming to increase acquisition and execution of potential onshore and offshore oil & gas EPC projects as well as enhancing their market reach and capabilities, the newly formed Rosetti-Ali & Sons is considered the platform established to realize this collective vision, while simultaneously injecting economic value into the UAE, the two companies said in a statement on Monday.The recently finalized agreement was signed by Shamis Al Dhaheri, Group Managing Director of Ali & Sons Holding, and Stefano Silvestroni Chairman of the Board of the Rosetti Marino.Speaking about this cooperative alliance, Shamis Al Dhaheri, Group Managing Director of Ali & Sons emphasized, “With ASMEF’s extensive capabilities and infrastructure, Rosetti Marino’s more than a century’s worth of experience and globally recognized reliable reputation, – the establishment of Rosetti-Ali & Sons is seen as the right step at the right moment towards forming a major player in the UAE market. The pioneering mindset of Ali & Sons has been instrumental in shaping the development of the UAE’s economy and Rosetti-Ali & Sons will add to our plethora of diverse, dynamic and high-end service offerings.”With the increasing demand of the job market for oil and gas, the constant influx of projects rolling in both regionally and internationally, the collaboration proves timely in its occurrence.Oscar Guerra, Chief Executive Officer of Rosetti Marino, commented: “The Rosetti-Marino Group is very pleased to offer its extensive expertise and to join forces with a reputable name in the region such as Ali and Sons. Courage to change, strong teambuilding, and our commitment to satisfying clients is the foundation of what our company has been built on. We have successfully achieved this step towards establishing a new partnership with ASMEF, which will assist in fulfilling our mutual objective of strengthening our position as a major contributor to the oil & gas and marine industry in the UAE.”Guerra added: “We strive to add value towards the creation of a vibrant oil and gas industry for the UAE and to generate greater opportunities for valuable partnerships with local players in the oil and gas sector, as outlined in UAE strategic Vision. The Partnership is a fundamental step in-line with Rosetti Marino group growth and expansion plans. This strategic co-operation between us and ASMEF, facilitates the transfer of top-tier international engineering expertise, cutting-edge technologies and operational know-how in providing the highest quality standards and services towards the successful delivery of EPC projects.”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.
Sergio Aguero turned on the magic once more as Manchester City maintained the pressure on Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea by cruising to a 4-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. But Aguero quickly equalised, then played a delightful flick for Stevan Jovetic to put his side in front before the break – before second half strikes from Zabaleta and Aguero completed an impressive victory. City looked like they meant business from the start with Jesus Navas sending in a cross which eluded Aguero’s outstretched boot by inches with less than four minutes on the clock. But u tterly unfazed, the hosts sprang back within a minute when the recalled Will Buckley galloped into space on the right flank and crossed for former City man Jack Rodwell, who should have done better with two attempts which were both blocked by Zabaleta in the City box. Sunderland grabbed a shock lead in the 19th minute when Sebastian Larsson threaded the ball towards Wickham. Despite Zabaleta getting his foot on the ball first, he could only deflect it into the net off the England Under-21 striker’s foot. But the lead lasted all of two minutes and Aguero’s equaliser was as clinical as any of his previous 17 other goals this season as he ghosted past Black Cats debutant Sebastian Coates before lashing a rising effort past helpless home goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon. Clearly becalmed after their early scare, the visitors turned down the pace and dominated the midfield for long periods before one more moment of Aguero brilliance gave them the lead six minutes from half-time. Fed by an incisive through-ball from Toure on the edge of the box, Aguero played a neat flick into the path of Jovetic – who gratefully drilled his side’s second under Pantilimon from close range. Sunderland were struggling to create much in the City half but they still came close in first half injury time when a Larsson corner found the head of Rodwell and in the resulting melee the hosts had a penalty shout for handball against Fernandinho turned down. City were in cruise control at the start of the first half, and after 10 minutes in which they passed the ball with aplomb and barely let the home side have a touch of it, they extended their lead with another well-worked goal in the 55th minute. Samir Nasi picked up a short pass in the right side of the Sunderland box and fed Zabaleta, who produced a deft little chip to defy the onrushing John O’Shea and beat Pantilimon to put City 3-1 up. Sunderland’s problems had intensified in the run-up to the goal when Fletcher looked to have sustained a problem with his lower back and was replaced by Jozy Altidore for the restart. As City sat back the hosts were given more of an opportunity to string together some moves but they consistently foundered in the final third as the City rearguard, which had shown signs of weakness in the early stages, casually mopped up the pressure. And Aguero wrapped up a sensational individual performance in the 71st minute when he was picked out by City substitute James Milner and turned a deft shot past the helpless Pantilimon to complete the scoring. Press Association Aguero rammed home his 18th goal of the season two minutes after Connor Wickham had given the hosts a shock early lead and scored again with 19 minutes remaining as City turned on the style to shatter a four-year hoodoo against the Black Cats. City had been downed by Sunderland 1-0 in each of their four previous league visits to the north-east and a repeat performance might have been on the cards when Wickham got a fortunate deflection off Pablo Zabaleta’s attempted clearance to put his side in front.
He staggered to the ropes but Ajagba was not done yet. The Nigerian followed up with a devastating blow to the left chin of Paul to send him head-long to the canvass.The Russian referee in-charge of the fight did not hesitate to end it. Paul rose up and wobbled to his corner to earn Ajagba a technical knock-out and a ticket to the next round.The fight was over in the just 2.44 second of the first of the three rounds of the Super heavyweight category of the boxing event of Rio2016.Team Nigeria’s corner led by Coach Tony Konyegwachie, younger brother of 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games boxing silver medalist, Peter Konyegwachie, erupted in celebration. Also among those celebrating was the doctor in-charge of Team Nigeria, Dr Ahmed Mu’azu, who was occasionally supporting as assistant coach to Konyegwachie.The Trinidadian was sad and could not help telling reporters with sadness in his voice that his three-year preparation has vanished in less than three minutes.“I did all necessary preparations, attending the Pan American Games as well as several championships to get myself ready for the Olympics but now all that has been destroyed in the first round,” stressed the boxer who had hoped to use his success here in Brazil to advance his boxing career.The Delta-born Ajagba is a 2015 All Africa Games gold medalist in Congo-Brazzaville and a bronze medalist at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014.His next fight in the quarter final is against Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko who similarly knocked out a fighter from Azerbaijan on the same night as the Nigerian pugilist.Dychko is going to be a tough fight for Ajagba given how he dispatched his opponent, inflicting deep gash in the eyes of the Azerbaijan with ferocious punches.He looks bigger and heavier to trim Ajagba. The Nigerian however remains unfazed insisting his target is to get a medal here.“I am focused on my next fight and don’t care who ever he is. I have my eyes on winning a medal here in Brazil,” gushed the determined Nigerian fighter.He said that part of his secret is that he remains largely unknown to his opponents as he refused to upload his fights on the YouTube social media platform.“By the time I will the gold here, I can then put my fights on YouTube,” concludes the boxer.Nigeria’s Commonwealth Games boxing silver medalist, Adura Lanlehi told THISDAY that he is very sure Ajagba can go as far as winning the gold medal of the super heavyweight category.“He has everything to win the gold despite the many challenges Nigerian boxers faced ahead of Rio2016.Adura stressed that whatever the outcome of Ajagba’s next fight, the determination to excel is the driving force and not any form of support from Nigeria’s sports officials.“Ajagba would not have been the lone Nigerian qualifier for the Rio 2016 boxing event if those in-charge of Nigeria’s sports have been alive to their responsibilities. We had the chance of coming here with as many as seven boxers, majority of whom were in the quarterfinal stages of qualifying for the Olympics,” revealed the former boxer turned coach.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram From Duro Ikhazuagbe in RioTrinidad and Tobago’s Nigel Paul wept like a baby on Saturday night at the Riocentro Pavilion of the Olympic Stadium here in Rio de Janeiro after it took Team Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba 2.44 seconds to knock him out.Most boxing fans that trooped into the arena to see the stuff Nigeria’s lone qualifier was up to at the 31st Olympic Games in Brazil were still settling down when Ajagba unleashed a combination of punches to the face of the much heavier Carribean boxer.
Zambia FA reduces gate fee for crowd attendanceDuro IkhazuagbeA former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West, has warned Coach Gernot Rohr and his wards to be wary of tricky Chipolopolo forwards as Nigeria opens her 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign against Zambia this weekend in Ndola.Speaking in Lagos yesterday, Taribo insisted that Zambia’s strength is the ability of its dangerous strike force to rip apart any unsuspecting defence. “Zambia’s strength is its forward. The boys are fast and dangerous. They may not be as good as the generation that won the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in 2012, yet, Eagles defence should not go to sleep at any time when we play them this weekend in Ndola,” observed Taribo who won the Atlanta Olympic Games gold medal in 1996.Taribo is however unfazed with the pedigree of the Cooper Bullets’ firepower upfront. He believes that Eagles have the capacity to contain them.“I am happy with the quality of the boys in the current Eagles. They are young and strong even though they are mostly inexperienced. All they need is the same spirit with which they played Tanzania last month in Uyo,” stressed the ex international With Taribo’s experience at France ’98 and Japan/Korea 2002 World Cups, the Rivers State born ex footballer said that it will be disastrous for Nigeria to begin the Russia 2018 qualifiers on a shaking note against Zambia.“It will be disastrous for Nigeria to begin the qualifiers with a defeat this weekend. After missing the AFCON back-to-back, starting the World Cup on a shaking note will not be good at all. I hope our boys will play Zambia with the same zeal they played the last AFCON 2017 at Uyo,”Asked what will be the repercussion for football in the country if Nigeria fails to make the cut to Russia, Taribo said it is unthinkable.“Please don’t just think about that happening. After we missed two AFCON back to back failing to qualify for the World Cup in Russia will create an uproar amongst football fans in the country. Fans will descend on the Glass House in Abuja asking everybody to leave the place,” reasoned Taribo.Super Eagles converged on Abuja early this week to begin preparation for the trip to Ndola.All the invited 23 players began training at the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday evening. The team is expected to fly into Zambia by a chartered flight on Saturday morning.Meanwhile, the Zambia Football Federation (ZFF) has elected to lower the gate fees of the match in a bid to ensure full house in the satdium.The FA reportedly announced gate charges as low as 25 Kwacha, less than Nigeria’s Naira, for a section of the popular side and the highest charge of 500 Kwacha for the VIP section.The decision, according to reports is in a bid to fill up the 49,800 capacity Estadio de la Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, venue of the game and create enough buzz to hopefully intimidate the Super Eagles.The Mwasawana Stadium, named after Zambia’s third president, entertained its first official international match on 9 June 2012 when the Chipolopolo pipped Ghana’s Black Stars 1-0 in a similar World Cup qualifier.Tickets came on sales on Tuesday afternoon at a couple of centres in Lusaka and Kabwe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Comments Section III features top 10 teams in all five of New York’s classifications after the release Wednesday of the state football poll by the New York State Sportswriters’ Association.Cicero-North Syracuse (5-0) remains the only Section III team ranked in Class AA, moving up two spots to No. 4. The Northstars haven’t lost to a Section III team since the 2016 sectional final.Whitesboro (5-0) and Indian River (5-0) stayed put in Class A, checking in at Nos. 10 and 14, respectively. Whitesboro takes on state honorable mention Pine Bush (3-2) this weekend.Skaneateles (5-0) remains at No. 2 in the state in Class B, the highest-ranking team from Section III. The Lakers trail only five-time state champ Chenango Forks in the poll. The defending Class C state champions, Skaneateles has encountered no trouble after moving up a class this year.The Lakers are joined in the Class B by Cazenovia (4-1), which comes in at No. 22. There are also two newcomers to the Class B rankings: No. 24 Oneida (5-0) and No. 30 Marcellus (4-1). Oneida takes on Cazenovia on Friday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGeneral Brown (4-1) fell to No. 14 in the Class C rankings after its first loss of the season. Utica Notre Dame (5-0) moved up a spot to No. 7. Lowville (5-0) moved up two spots to No. 16. And Canastota (4-1) dropped 10 spots to No. 18 after its first loss.In Class D, Dolgeville (3-1), Herkimer (4-1) and Onondaga (4-1) are ranked. They come in at Nos. 5, 7 and 8, respectively. Frankfort-Schuyler fell out of the rankings after its second loss of the season.And while the sportswriters did not rank eight-man football teams this season, three Section III squads remain undefeated at 3-0: defending sectional champ Bishop Grimes, along with first-year eight-man teams Altmar-Parish-Williamstown and Weedsport. Published on October 3, 2018 at 12:13 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+
MLB hot stove: Padres have eye on Mike Moustakas if they can’t land Manny Machado, report says Harper previously met with the Phillies, White Sox and Dodgers, and reports earlier this month indicated the Phillies “have emerged as the clear-cut favorite” to sign Harper. Related News There’s also the possibility that Harper returns to the Nationals, despite his turning down a 10-year deal worth $300 million last year. He has met with team reps “multiple times” this offseason.Harper, a six-time All-Star, has spent all seven of his MLB seasons in Washington. Harper and his agent, Scott Boras, have met with a number of teams in recent days (including second and third meetings), but there’s no indication Harper is close to reaching a deal with any of the teams, the report notes. Bryce Harper will have at least one more meeting during his free agency.According to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources, the coveted 26-year-old outfielder is expected to meet with Padres officials and ownership Thursday night in his hometown of Las Vegas.
At the European Junior Championship in swimming that will be held from 10-15 July in Poznan, Poland, three athletes will represent BiH. They are Iman Emšo, Branka Vranješ and Vedad Ramić.
By John BurtonRED BANK – Republicans are so close to taking the majority of the Borough Council for the first time in a quarter of a century that they can probably taste it. But Democrats are conceding nothing on Election night.The unofficial tally shows Republican newbie Mark Taylor as the top vote-getter in a particularly low voter turnout election, securing his seat in January. But on Wednesday morning a 4-vote difference currently separate incumbent Democrat Michael DuPont and Taylor’s running mate, 24-year-old Michael Whelan, also making his first run for elected office. Democrat Michael Ballard, an 11th hour candidate selected to replace incumbent Arthur V. Murphy when Murphy abruptly resigned in August, trailed fourth among the four candidates.What’s at stake is control of the six-member borough council, with this narrow margin putting Republicans within striking distance of its first majority in 26 years.In the last two years GOP candidates have made inroads, taking two council seats, with a current 4-2 mix with Democratic control.Republicans, gathered at the Chowda House restaurant, cautiously claimed victory.But as tallies were being totaled Tuesday night, Democratic Mayor Pasquale Menna proclaimed “We’re not done yet,” and promised a recount given the closeness of the race.The unofficial results, mail-in ballots processed, provisional ballots pending, as of Wednesday morning. (The vote tally changed since Tuesday at midnight): Republican Mark D. Taylor – 1,029 votesRepublican Michael P. Whelan – 963 votesDemocrat Michael R. Dupont – 959 votesDemocrat Michael K. Ballard – 925 votes
Jose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenham EX-TOTTENHAM striker Dimitar Berbatov has warned his former club that new boss Jose Mourinho will “take no s***” – but will turn them into winners.The Bulgarian was on the scoresheet the last time Spurs won silverware, as his strike sent them on the way to victory in the 2008 League Cup final.3 Berbatov believes that Mourinho will deliver his former side trophiesBut the 38-year-old has backed The Special One to be the man to end the trophy drought at White Hart Lane.He told Betfair: “This new appointment, like every time a new manager comes in, will bring new life to the team, it will shake things up and people will wake up a bit and start proving themselves.”The Spurs players should be excited because they are going to play for one of the best managers in the world and it is a great opportunity for them.”Mourinho has had a good rest, he was watching teams playing, commentating, he will have drawn lessons and conclusions from his last job at Man United and now it’s a fresh start for him.”He’s taking over a great team with great players and he’s in London, the city that he loves, so for me, I think it’s the perfect match. Spurs is a team that wants to grow, develop and achieve things and I think it’s a good place for him.”By appointing him, the board were probably thinking ‘wherever he goes he brings trophies’ and Spurs need a trophy, we talk about it all the time.”He has the experience and he can bring them a trophy to feel that victory, and develop that winning mentality and get used to it.”He’s won so much already in his career and it will be interesting to see if he has mellowed.”I remember Sir Alex Ferguson telling us about how he mellowed later in his career and took more time to think about things and not reacting so impulsively, so it will be interesting to see if Mourinho does something similar at Spurs.”3Berbatov was also keen to point out if they are to be successful, the players will have to buy into Mourinho’s ideas.He added: “With his resume and the amount of trophies he has won in the Champions League, Premier League and wherever he goes, he as earned the right to take no s***, if you show him respect he will give you respect back, and he deserves that because he has proven himself by winning so much.”The players will want to show him how they can play and they will be thinking that they need to prove themselves to him.”He will bring new ideas, a new way of playing, new exercises in training and the players will need to show themselves, all of them.”In every club you have that player hierarchy, you know that you are good, maybe you are the captain of the team and you know you are going to play.”But at the same time that doesn’t give you the right to just lay back and play off your name, you need to work hard and this will be the case with Mourinho.”3LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager will get his reign underway with a London derby against West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.The match provides the perfect opportunity for Mourinho to get off to the perfect start.Not only could he deliver Tottenham a derby victory against the beleaguered Hammers, but also a first away victory in the league since January.
Neither Messi, nor Cristiano, nor Neymar, nor Mbappé. The most difficult rival to which Fernandinho, the versatile footballer of Guardiola in Manchester City, has been measured is Diego Costa. This has been recognized in statements that today included the Daily Mail. “Messi, Cristianoa, Neymar, Mbappé … they are all very good and cause a lot of problems for the defenders,” said the Brazilian. But, and here, his ‘but’ another rival comes to his mouth when talking about extreme difficulty: the rojiblanco. “He’s one of the hardest guys I’ve ever faced. Diego Costa when he was in Chelsea. I was in good shape“he added.Costa and Fernandinho lived a duel full of disputes and blows. “The pair faced each other in an August 2015 Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium when Costa was convinced that Fernandinho deliberately elbowed him in the side of the head,” recalls the Daily Mail. At the end of the game, in fact, Lagarto’s went to look for the City footballer in the tunnel while Mourinho, then coach of Chelsea, asked for his expulsion for saying that Costa “was always trying to offend rivals”. When ‘The Beast’ emergesCosta arrived at Chelsea in the summer of 2014, after being key for Atlético to win LaLiga from Godín’s goal at the Camp Nou (36 goals in 51 games were his total numbers). Records that did not decrease in his three seasons at Chelsea (58 goals in 120 games) although during that time the striker missed terribly what he had left in Madrid, Atlético and Cholo. He returned in 2017, he returned to play in January 2018 but, for the moment, nothing has been the same, 13 goals in 52 games, although, in the face of doubts and criticism, Simeone continues to be his great baularte: he values in Costa what Fernandinho now ponders. It is a toothache for all rivals. It’s Costa. And, at any moment, from your body can arise The beast. Unstoppable.