Learn from the masters

first_imgWant to pick the brain of Leon Overdulve, CEO, OOS International or Adrian Cretoiu, Managing Director Western Europe, Schlumberger? Now is your chance as they will be offering their guidance and views during the Master Classes.The Master Classes bring together masters and young talents in the offshore oil, gas and energy industry for an informal exchange of ideas and experiences, both technical and non-technical. The Master Classes are meant for final year students, starters and young professionals (<6 years work experience, <35 years old, min. Bachelor degree.).Master Class, 10 October 201715:00 – 17:00Leon Overdulve, CEO, OOS InternationalMaster Class, 11 October 201715:00 – 17:00Adrian Cretoiu, Managing Director Western Europe, SchlumbergerRegistrationApplicants will be selected based on earlier mentioned criteria: final year students, starters and young professionals (<6 years work experience, <35 years old, min. Bachelor degree). To find register head to registration.offshore-energy.biz where you will find out more.OEEC is one of Europe’s leading offshore energy events. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition, OEEC offers offshore energy professionals the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of energy. OEEC 2017 will be held at Amsterdam RAI on October 9, 10, 11, 2017.last_img read more

Another former Turks and Caicos minister arrested

first_img Share Share Share LocalNews Another former Turks and Caicos minister arrested by: – February 8, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet 44 Views   one comment McAllister HanchellPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — Former Turks and Caicos Islands minister of natural resources, McAllister Hanchell, issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that he had been interviewed and subsequently arrested and charged by the special investigations and prosecution team (SIPT).Although unnamed in a corresponding statement issued by the SIPT also on Tuesday, Hanchell, 42, appears to have been charged with conspiring to receive bribes.“I am innocent and will defend this charge,” Hanchell said.According to the SIPT another 47-year-old man was also arrested and charged on Tuesday with money laundering. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the second man arrested is attorney at law Clayton Greene, who is also the current leader of the Progressive National Party (PNP) and former Speaker of the House of Assembly.Both men are to appear in court on Friday.Hanchell’s arrest makes him the fourth former PNP minister to be arrested by the SIPT, along with a number of their relatives and attorneys.The 265-page final report of the Turks and Caicos Islands 2008-9 Commission of Inquiry into possible corruption, or other serious dishonesty in relation to past and present elected members of the legislature contained a number of findings of possible corruption and/or other serious dishonesty in relation to Hanchell and recommended criminal investigation in relation to the following and other similar matters:— Hanchell, in accepting from Arlington Musgrove payments totalling over $300,000 into the PNP South Caicos account purportedly as campaign funding for the February 2007 election, possibly entered into a corrupt transaction;— Hanchell, in his office of minister for natural resources, entered into possibly corrupt and/or otherwise seriously dishonest transactions by offering on behalf of the government grants of Crown Land to himself and/or to companies that he substantially owned or controlled;— Hanchell potentially abused his ministerial position by instructing the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Natural Resources to allocate Crown Land to individuals of his choice, or to allocate, or instruct the Permanent Secretary or other of his departmental officers to allocate Crown Land to individuals identified and notified to him by fellow Ministers, in all or most cases without proper regard to the Crown Land Policy;— Hanchell may have participated in possibly corruption arrangements in which offers of Crown Land were made to individuals, who had not applied for the land, with a view to the recipients of the offers selling the land on quickly to developers at a substantial profit for all the parties involved;— A possibility of corruption and/or other serious dishonesty, including misfeasance in public office, in relation to Hanchell in the chain of events leading to secret payment by Dr Cem Kinay of $500,000 to Misick in January 2007;— Hanchell possibly abused his ministerial position and/or acted corruptly or otherwise seriously dishonestly and/or in misfeasance of his public office, by deliberately undermining the authority of the Chief Valuation Officer, in relation to the valuation of land at Joe Grant Cay, by rejecting the valuations undertaken by him, with a view, possibly, to ensuring a swift completion of sale of the land to the consortium led by Dr Kinay at a very large undervaluation.Other findings by the Commission in relation to Hanchell in respect of which no recommendations were made are as follows:— Throughout his period of membership of the Legislature, Hanchell repeatedly failed to make full and accurate declarations of his interests to the Registrar of Interests, as required by the Registrations of Interests Ordinance, including his shared interest through Windsor Investment Group Ltd in the Casablanca Casino on Providenciales; and he was also distinctly slow and patchy in his disclosure to the Commission. By Caribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

La Liga: Real Sociedad confirm U-turn on training return

first_img Loading… “After conversations with the Higher Sport Council, we have decided to continue with players training individually. “We would also like remind everyone, a return was voluntary, with the option of to continue at home.” Imanol Alguacil’s side will now continue their personalised training plans at home, with a new date announced in due course. The state of alarm in Spain has been increased until April 26, following an statement from Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Read Also: Chelsea goalkeeper legend passes on at 78However certain measures across the country will be relaxed tomorrow, as the growth of new virus cases begins to decline in Spain.La Liga is yet to confirm a return date for the unfinished 2019-20 season, with president Javier Tebas stating dates in May and June are being considered.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DaySan Francisco Runner Makes Art With GPS-Tracking14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Real Sociedad have confirmed a change to their original decision to resume first team training on April 14 in an official statement. The Basque club announced this weekend they were preparing to be the first La Liga club to return to training, following the league suspension due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Real Sociedad players celebrate the 1-0 lead during the King’s Cup first leg soccer match between Real Sociedad and CD Mirandes at Reale Arena stadium in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain, 13 February 2020. However, following consultations with health and sport authorities, La Real have now opted to postpone their return date.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Secret Cincinnati’ author plans presentation

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — Author Kathryn Witt will hold a presentation for her guidebook, Secret Cincinnati: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, at Roebling Point Books, 306 Greenup St., Covington, KY 41011. This event is set for Saturday, April 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Kathryn will be introduced by John Witt, the photographer for the book. She will discuss six “secret” venues from the book, show some artifacts, and share details about why they are located in the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.Is it safe to photograph bobolinks at a once-contaminated nuclear weapons plant? Is it possible to channel a medium from whatever realm she inhabits in the afterlife? Is that really a bathtub hanging from the ceiling?Did you know you can watch an unscripted star show with an audience of only eighteen? Find pieces of an exquisite old castle-like building all over the city? Hear a free concert outdoors in the dead of winter? Conduct your own paranormal investigation at a honky-tonk? See the world’s largest steam engines? Browse and buy animal skulls?Told with wonder, humor, and a big dose of sentimentality, here is a travel guide that lauds those little (and little-known) treasures all over town. From a tower missing its church and a maze you can meditate your way through to a book relating to a real-life beheading and a memorial to the last passenger pigeon, Secret Cincinnati is an exuberant shout-out to all that makes Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky the sometimes weird and always wonderful place it is.Secret Cincinnati: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is available at reedypress.com and wherever books are sold.last_img read more

Rooney strikes to seal Palace points

first_img It represented David Moyes’ first victory at the stadium he now calls home and, after two games without a win, allows him to approach a significant week in confident mood as United face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Monday before next Sunday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium. Had Ferguson remained in his job, it is hard to see how Rooney would have still been at the club such was the deterioration in their relationship. It is the Scot’s presence in the background that is said to have made the striker think so hard about his future. With the transfer window closed there can be no more talk of Chelsea, or anyone else for that matter. And typically in such circumstances, Rooney is able to concentrate fully on his football which is, after all, what he is best at. Sporting a rather strange cushioned head band to protect the wound inflicted by Phil Jones immediately prior to the international break, at long range Rooney looked a bit like a Roman emperor. He was certainly a source of goals though and it was Rooney’s long ball over the Crystal Palace defence that Van Persie cushioned on his chest, then crashed against the crossbar. It was the best chance United had created up to that point, their opportunities being limited to long-range strikes from Michael Carrick, Fabio – on his first league start since November 2011 – and Rooney, only the first of which tested Julian Speroni. It is not that long ago since Ferguson was defending Ashley Young against allegations of diving. Wayne Rooney provided Sir Alex Ferguson with a reminder of his talent as he scored a magnificent free-kick in front of his old boss to seal Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over 10-man Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Ferguson was present in the directors’ box for the first time since his retirement in May after recovering from a hip operation. And the Scot was watching on as Rooney stamped his mark on a comfortable afternoon for United, netting his first goal since March 10 minutes from time after Robin van Persie had put the hosts ahead with a controversial penalty just before the interval that led to Kagisho Dikgacoi’s dismissal. Now Moyes has to address the issue after the England winger was booked for going down twice under pressure from Dikgacoi. On the first occasion, Young clearly sought contact and merited the yellow card dished out by referee Jon Moss. The second instance was far less clear cut. Some felt Young initiated the brush against the Palace midfielder that ended with him sprawling inside the box. Had Moss felt the same way, Young would have been off. Instead it was Dikgacoi making the sad walk to the dressing room as the referee decided the South African was responsible. After almost two-and-a-half games without a goal and having just survived a major scare when Dwight Gayle got round the blind side of Rio Ferdinand and clipped a shot narrowly wide, United were not in a position to be picky. Van Persie kept his nerve and sent Speroni the wrong way. The goal did not quite release United’s shackles but they did start to exert pressure with more conviction. Young came close twice, then cut the Palace defence apart with a superb through ball to Patrice Evra, whose intelligent cut-back was not read by any of his team-mates. Antonio Valencia picked out Rooney on the other side of the box, but the England man’s control let him down. When Van Persie ballooned United’s next chance over, Moyes introduced Fellaini, followed not long afterwards by teenager Adnan Januzaj. Both wasted little time in making an impact as Januzaj ghosted into the box to create uncertainty in the Palace defence, which Fellaini almost exploited with a powerful shot Speroni kept out with his knees. Januzaj then provided the pass from which Van Persie rifled over before going on to tease the visitors in much the same way as Cristiano Ronaldo did on roughly the same patch of turf when he made his United bow against Bolton a decade ago. Van Persie brought another save out of Speroni from an acute angle before Januzaj was brought down on the edge of the box and Rooney stepped up to curl the free-kick into the bottom corner. Rooney looked rather pleased with his efforts and, if nothing else, it does seem the summer controversies are behind him. Press Associationlast_img read more

Lagos Sports Commission Targets More International Events

first_imgExecutive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, and the Director-General of the commission, Mr. Tunde Bank- Anthony, have called on national sports federations in the country to approach the commission to host more international championships and games in Lagos.Tandoh disclosed that aside from the availability of the international standard facilities across the state, the Lagos State government has a long-standing policy to help improve sports in the state and in Nigeria as a whole.The Lagos Sports Commission boss, said yesterday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, that the hosting of international competitions over the years in Lagos has been very productive touching a lot of lives and helping to uplift the profile of national team athletes in the various sports the state hosted in the past. He added: “The effects of hosting international competitions in Lagos have been all encompassing, transcending giving the state’s and national athletes desired international points to help their careers at the continental and world levels.“It has also, by extension, impacted on the morals and economic lives of Lagosians.“We have seen more youthful Lagosians take to sports after watching international athletes competed at the highest level. This has reflected positively on the calibre of athletes presented by Lagos at major national championships and games, majority of whom had been young and vibrant athletes who went on to represent the state for many years.“On the other hand, Lagosians benefitted economically as vendors and traders made brisk profits selling their products at the venue of the competitions.”The Director-General of the Lagos Sports Commission, Mr. Tunde Bank-Anthony, advised national sports federations’ boards to approach the commission with their proposals to host international championships through the relevant Lagos sports associations for effective consideration of their proposals.”He said: “Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has included in the sports policy of the state, the effective hosting of international competitions.“In recent past, the international competitions hosted and sponsored by the Lagos Sports Commission through the state government include; the Copa Lagos Beach African Nations Cup which helped the national Super Sand Eagles to qualified for the FIFA Beach World Cup, the Lagos Squash Classics and the Lagos Badminton Classics which propelled Nigerian players to earn valuable international points, the Table Tennis Classics which saw a Nigerian, Aruna Quadri win the men’s singles title for the first time in history and the Lagos City International Marathon among other top competitions,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Trojans find that luck can be on their side

first_imgWith the waning minutes of the fourth quarter ticking off the clock, the Trojans line up to try and stop a field goal attempt that would put their opponent ahead with little time left in the game.The players are exhausted, having just scraped back into the lead on the previous drive. Coaches and fans are hit with a different emotion, one of terror and anxiety at the notion that they are about to witness last-minute heartbreak yet again, despite the Trojans’ best efforts to stop it.The ball is snapped and the kick is up, sailing past the line of defensive players, headed straight for the uprights.Sound familiar?It should, because outside of USC’s game against Oregon, this exact scenario has been the sole reason the Trojans sit at 3-3 and in a tie for fifth place in the Pac-10. It’s the difference between an AP Top 25 ranking and a season written off as a “rebuilding period.” It’s the margin of victory that could erode what a decade of success had built for a program once synonymous with the word “dynasty.”But as that ball sailed toward the goal posts, a funny thing happened: It missed, hooking wide left, and the Coliseum breathed an unfamiliar sigh of relief.Call it what you want, but the missed field goal at the end of Saturday’s game against Arizona State that allowed the Trojans to hold onto victory was the one thing USC hasn’t encountered all season — a break.Sure, you could pin the win on the Trojans’ clutch special teams play — the unit blocked two punts, returned a blocked PAT attempt for two points and converted a 29-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to take a 34-33 lead. But then again, special teams also allowed a kick return touchdown and missed two close-range field goals.The Trojan defense is in the same boat: Though it held the Sun Devils to seven points in the first half and intercepted Arizona State quarterback Steven Threet for a touchdown in the third quarter, it also broke down in coverage several times late in the game, ultimately allowing the Sun Devils the opportunity to take the lead with a late field goal.There were plenty of exciting, back-and-forth moments that ended up swinging the final result in USC’s favor, but any further examination of Saturday’s events leads to the sole conclusion that the Trojans finally just got lucky.For once, it was the opponent’s kicker, not USC’s, who missed the clutch field goal. For once, it was USC’s kicker, not the opponent’s, who made the clutch field goal. And for either of those events to be relevant only because of a blocked extra point try that led to a three-point swing for the Trojans? You can’t make this stuff up.There are plenty of things to still be concerned about as a USC fan, and by no means was Saturday’s win a pretty one. But football can be a sloppy sport even when the best teams are involved. At those points, games are won or lost depending on the way the ball bounces.Just look at No. 5 Louisiana State University, who failed to score a touchdown in the final seconds against Tennessee a month ago only to be granted a re-do because the Volunteers accidentally put too many players on the field. The Tigers went on to score on the next play, win the game and stay undefeated.Or how about No. 9 Nebraska, who did everything possible to lose its game on Saturday against a mind-numbingly average Iowa State and yet still came out with a win? The Cyclones took the Cornhuskers into overtime, scored a touchdown, then even had a man wide open in the end zone for the game-winning two-point conversion, only to have a terrible pass get intercepted by Nebraska to somehow seal the victory.Think those teams will take the win, luck included?For a team up to its neck in adversity, USC’s victory over Arizona State isn’t just welcome — it’s necessary. Coach Lane Kiffin and the Trojans would obviously have preferred to close out the match with a showing of brute force and flawless play, but they didn’t. Still, you won’t hear anyone in Heritage Hall complaining about the way things turned out.With the final stretch of games on the horizon for the depleted Trojans, finishing ball games in whatever manner possible is an absolute must, even if the path to victory happens to be paved by an opponent’s mistake.Luckily for Kiffin and USC, this wasn’t a case of déjà vu all over again. And they’ll gladly take it.“One-Two Punch” runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail James at jbianchi@usc.edu.last_img read more

Lakers need to forgive Russell and move on

first_imgThe future of the storied Los Angeles Lakers franchise stands in jeopardy — more than it ever has during my lifetime. Tensions  are high in the Lakers locker room upon the public release of tapings taken by  Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell of a controversial conversation with teammate Nick Young.In an effort to assert their disapproval of Russell’s actions, Russell’s teammates have elected to isolate themselves from the No. 2 overall pick of last year’s NBA Draft, sources close to the organization have revealed. In doing so, the Lakers are acting like present day Mean Girls — embodying a rebellious, teenage-girl-like “you can’t sit with us” mentality toward a guy that was brought in and expected to lead this struggling franchise back to its historical winning ways.There’s no doubt that what Russell did was childish, wrong and seriously violated unwritten locker room rules. His behavior was treacherous, dishonest and untrustworthy — perhaps the antithesis of the traits necessary for  the longevity of a successful NBA career. His teammates, both present and future, could opt to never trust him again — snitches get stitches right? The fact that he’s still just a 20-year-old kid doesn’t justify anything that he knowingly or unknowingly did. His young age and on-the-court prowess does, however, provide a reason to forgive him in the interim and move on from this rather unfortunate predicament because whether his teammates like it or not, he is the future of the Lakers franchise.For the sake of the team’s future, it’s imperative that we all forgive Russell and here’s why: Exactly two weeks from today, Kobe Bryant will play his last game in a Lakers uniform. For 20 years, he has, for the most part, been the face of the franchise. The dilemma the Lakers front office is faced with is  who will be that next figurehead for the organization.When the Lakers used their lottery pick to select Russell in the draft, it’s plausible to assume that they thought he would take the reigns of leading the franchise in the post-Kobe era. Asking a youthful player to fill the shoes of a living legend is already a tall order to fill. It’s an almost impossible task actually, but while Russell continues to mature as a player and person (or not), he has a future with this team, and I certainly hope that this episode of “acting out” doesn’t result in the Lakers making a rash decision and disposing of him prematurely.Masked behind the curtains of Kobe’s farewell tour, Russell has endured quite a bumpy ride in just his rookie season. He has been involved in trade rumors, benched, removed from the starting lineup, subjected to a large amount of criticism, dealt with injuries, connected to an alleged sexual harassment and now this. That’s a lot to throw at any NBA player, rookie or veteran, and while he could have handled it better at times, he still deserves credit for maintaining his poise amid this circus.Russell still has a long way to go and obviously needs to grow up much sooner than later if he is going to be in any position to lead. It’s vital that he does because if the Lakers are going to want to build a team around him, they are going to have to attract free agents and draftees to come to Los Angeles to play alongside him. Therefore, it’s on Russell to rebuild his character and do whatever it takes so that players around the league entrust in him as a potential teammate, on and off the court.Many critics say that Russell is the least of the Lakers’ problems, but I actually think that this situation serves as a reminder of their actual problem — a lack of identity as the franchise prepares to voyage into uncharted waters without a star player and distinguished leader.Can you think of the last time, excluding injuries, when the Lakers didn’t have at least one superstar on its roster? You have to go back to the mid-’90s when the team was being led in scoring by the honorable Cedric Ceballos for a pair of seasons that resulted in early playoff exits. The franchise would probably kill just to get back into the playoffs in the next couple of seasons, but the way the league works today, I just don’t see that happening unless the Lakers have a clearly defined superstar. Whether that requires sticking with Russell, drafting a player like Ben Simmons (if he’s available) or going out in free agency and nabbing one of the Russell Westbrooks or DeMar DeRozans of the league, the franchise needs to get its priorities straight, and do it quickly.The Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history the other night in a 48-point pounding at the hands of the Utah Jazz. It has become evident that the team’s disfunction internally is just as bad, if not worse, as the team’s play on the court this season. It pains me to say this, but this is a franchise on life support. Hopefully, this quandary stemming from Russell sheds some light on what should be of utmost priority — bringing the Lakers franchise back to life.This post was updated at 9:56 p.m.Darian Nourian is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

Schmidt to name side for New Zealand clash

first_imgIreland head coach Joe Schmidt will unveil his team to face New Zealand later this evening.The likes of Garry Ringrose, Joey Carbery and Luke McGrath will all be hoping to make their Test debuts at Soldier Field, but Schmidt will also know the importance of picking some experienced players for the latest show-down against the reigning World Champions.last_img

Gyan rape, sodomy charges: “Police neglect pursuit” – Ampaw

first_imgLegal practitioner Maurice Ampaw has said that the police seem to have neglected the rape and sodomy allegation levelled against footballer Asamoah Gyan.He claims the police are rather concentrating on the extortion allegation against journalist Osafo Anthony and musician, Ekow Micah.The police arrested Osafo Anthony, for allegedly trying to extort money from Asamoah Gyan with threats to release sex tapes involving him and a lady unless he paid 25,000 cedis.The drama kept unfolding and Wednesday August 5, Ekow Micah was arrested by the police for being an accomplice of the journalist.The Police believe Micah obtained the recordings from Sarah. With this ‘smoking gun’ in hand, he called up the journalist to use his position as a reporter to contact Asamoah Gyan and make the offer.But Maurice Ampaw says the police are deliberately ignoring a report of rape and sodomy against the Black Stars captain by Sarah Kwabla. He told Showbiz Review on Hitz FM that, “This lady Sarah Kwabla has come out to make a serious allegation of rape and sodomy involving the Black Stars captain”.“Allegations are there, no one is arresting anybody then a journalist out of greed has allowed themselves to be set up,” he added.He does not understand why the police have not invited the Black Stars Captain for questioning.He said, “The allegation is still pending, as to whether it has substance or not, the police haven’t said anything.”Maurice Ampaw questioned why the police are not inviting the player asking “why is the police so in a hurry when it comes to the issue of blackmailing and not in a hurry to deal with the issue of rape and sodomy.” He wondered why the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) is quiet about the rape and sodomy allegations and now all attention is on the blackmail and extortion.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more