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Oct
20

Hemingway investors hope for more

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Sep
28

Subsea 7 braces for headwinds; withdraws 2020 guidance

first_imgTo remind, for the twelve months of 2019 Subsea 7 recognised net loss of $82 million on revenue of $3.6 billion, against profit of $165 million on revenue of close to $4.1 billion compared to the equivalent period in 2018. Subsea 7 has therefore withdrawn its previous guidance and outlook, which saw its revenue and adjusted EBITDA higher than in 2019. The company believes it has significant liquidity available to weather these challenges, with $398 million cash and equivalents, as well as undrawn banking facilities of $656 million. However, Subsea 7 said that it is possible that measures taken around the world to contain the virus may impact the company’s ability to execute existing contracts and recognise revenue in 2020.center_img The company reported backlog at year-end 2019 of $5.2 billion, of which $3.3 billion is scheduled for execution in 2020. Engineering and construction specialist Subsea 7 has warned of ‘significant headwinds’ as it expects the coronavirus pandemic and sharp drop in oil prices to impact its capacity to meet 2020 guidance.last_img read more

Sep
25

London killer shot dead

first_imgLONDON – British police shot dead aman who stabbed two people to death and wounded three more before beingwrestled to the ground by bystanders. People leave the area near Borough Market after an incident at the bridge in London, Britain on Nov. 29. REUTERS/DYLAN MARTINEZ The attacker went on the rampage justbefore 2 p.m. on Friday (1400 GMT), targeting people at Fishmongers’ Hall nearLondon Bridge in the heart of the city’s financial district – the scene of adeadly attack by Islamist militants two years ago.  center_img The Times newspaper, citing unnamedgovernment sources, reported the man had previously been convicted of anIslamist terrorism-related offence and was released from prison about a yearago after agreeing to wear an electronic tag.(Reuters)last_img read more

Sep
23

Woman airlifted to hospital after two-vehicle accident

first_imgSuthard was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana for treatment of serious injuries.  Suthard’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.  Brutus was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, Indiana for treatment of minor injuries.The investigation is ongoing at this time.  Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors. Traffic on US 50 was affected for 3 hours due to clean up and investigation. North Vernon, IN—Friday afternoon, the Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 50 at Deer Creek Road (County Road 75 East) in Jennings County.  The initial investigation indicated that a silver 2013 Ford passenger vehicle being driven by Samantha Suthard, 20, North Vernon, was traveling northbound on Deer Creek Road at US 50.  Suthard pulled onto US 50 into the path of a westbound Freightliner pulling a box trailer, being driven by Enel Brutus, 42, Jacksonville, Florida.The front of Suthard’s vehicle collided with the passenger side of Brutus’ vehicle.  Suthard’s vehicle came to stop in the middle of the intersection.  Brutus’ vehicle continued westbound before leaving the south side of the road and coming to rest. last_img read more

Sep
21

Lampard up for the cups

first_imgFrank Lampard hopes to finish what could be his final season at Chelsea with some silverware. There have been contradictory reports over whether Blues owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to offer Lampard a new contract to extend his 12-year stay beyond the end of the season. Whether he stays or goes, Lampard has continued to perform, with a goal in each of his last four games to move within four of the club’s goalscoring record. Lampard is happy to continue playing twice a week, because it means Chelsea are in contention for silverware, and he believes regular action has resulted in his rich vein of form. “It’s not rocket science: the more you play you get sharper and you get match fit,” Lampard added. “You have to have an eye on the squad – it is a long season – so I’m not expecting, or asking, to play every single game. “(But) it seems to me recently I’ve been able to play every three or four days, I’ve enjoyed it.” Press Associationcenter_img The Blues face an important week in their hunt for a trophy this term, with Thursday’s first leg of the Europa League last 32 at Sparta Prague followed by a fourth-round replay with Brentford in the FA Cup on Sunday. Realistically those are the only trophies last year’s European champions can win this season. “At the minute the season hasn’t been successful,” Lampard told Chelsea TV. “We should be challenging for titles rather than third or fourth, but we’re not. And we’ve not won some cups, we’ve been knocked out. We have to grab the fact that there’s a lot of games to play and we have to try to win something.” last_img read more

Sep
20

David Silva confident he will be back to full fitness soon

first_img “The first thing is to win the Premier League, as that is what we play in every week. “We also want to go as far as possible in the Champions League – and for us it is possible to win it, because we have a team that is capable of that. That would be ideal.” Silva has had five years as a City player so far – during which he has won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup – and there are four years remaining on his current contract. The ex-Valencia man has expressed his desire to play for his native Las Palmas in Gran Canaria before he retires, but concedes he is unable to make any guarantees about the future. “If I play again in the Spanish league, I would like to play for Las Palmas, the team of my home,” Silva said. “But football is so difficult and it is so long between now and the day that might happen – so let’s see.” Meanwhile, Silva has given his reaction to the news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Chelsea. Asked if changing the manager would make the struggling Premier League champions more dangerous, Silva said: ” You never know in football. “To be honest, this has not happened in my club so there is not much I can say on that situation. “But it has been seen before – this is not the first time it has happened in football.” :: David Silva was this week unveiled as a ‘Secret Santa’, giving out three holidays to the Anfi resort in Gran Canaria to surprised Manchester residents. The names of the lucky trio who won a holiday to Anfi courtesy of Silva are Simon Hunt, Luciano Rodrigan and Suzanne Hirst. Silva, troubled by ankle problems for some time, missed nine games for City earlier this season after a tackle forced him to come off in the first 10 minutes of a match for Spain in early October. Since returning to action at the end of November with a substitute appearance against Southampton, the 29-year-old has played a further four times, starting on each occasion but only completing the full 90 minutes once. And Silva said: “I have had a few problems with my ankle, but I was able to play – then unfortunately a very bad tackle meant I got injured again and I was out. “But I’m back now and still getting the rhythm, and hopefully soon will be at 100 per cent.” Silva is one of several key City men who have been on the sidelines this term, most notably skipper and defender Vincent Kompany and striker Sergio Aguero. Aguero returned to full training on Wednesday as he stepped up his recovery from a heel problem ahead of Monday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Arsenal. City, also through to the Champions League last-16 and Capital One Cup semi-finals, are currently third in the league, a point worse off than second-placed Arsenal. Silva has no doubt that with everyone fully fit again the Blues can achieve great things this season – including in the European competition, which he believes they have the capability to win. “We are in the fight for all competitions at the moment,” said Silva, speaking at a promotional event for the Anfi Group, the Gran Canaria-based vacation membership company for which he is an ambassador. “We are hoping to get all our players back from injury, see all the players together and finish the season strongly. Press Association Manchester City playmaker David Silva admits he is “still getting the rhythm” after his recent ankle injury but is optimistic he will soon be at 100 per cent.last_img read more

Sep
19

Pollard pulls out of T20 squad

first_img(CMC) – SEASONED campaigner Kieron Pollard has pulled out of the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the three-match series beginning here tomorrow.A Cricket West Indies release on Tuesday said only that Pollard was “unavailable due to personal reasons”.The Trinidadian is one of the most sought-after all-rounders in the popular format, scoring 7 816 runs and taking 242 wickets from 399 T20s.For West Indies, he has played 56 matches scoring 768 runs but has not passed 30 in four years and is without a half-century in five years.Pollard will be replaced by exciting 20-year-old stroke-maker Shimron Hetmyer who is yet to make this T20 International debut and only last week made his one-day debut.Pollard is one of two changes to the Windies squad with speedster Ronsford Beaton forced out with a side strain and replaced by left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell.Beaton also made his one-day debut recently against New Zealand, playing two matches, but was reported to the ICC for a suspected illegal action.The side led by all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite face New Zealand in the opening match at Saxton Oval here.Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui will host the last two games on New Year’s Day and January 3.SQUAD – Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more

Sep
18

Dominant Aussie Women romp to victory in ODI series opener

first_imgTWIN centuries to Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy led the way as Australia romped to a 178-run victory yesterday in the opening one-day international against the West Indies in Antigua.Healy’s 122 and Lanning’s 121 laid the foundation as Australia piled on 4-308 from their 50 overs, the highest women’s ODI total ever scored in the West Indies, before Ellyse Perry led the way with the ball taking three wickets.Sent in by Windies captain Stefanie Taylor at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Australia were immediately put on the back foot when newly promoted opener Rachael Haynes was dismissed first ball of the innings after mistiming a short ball from Shamilia Connell.The hosts were jubilant but it would be another 38.1 overs before they’d have another reason to celebrate as Lanning joined Healy in the middle.Capitalising on wayward bowling and poor fielding from the home side, the pair put on 225 for the second wicket – Australia’s second highest partnership for any wicket in women’s ODIs – with first Healy, then Lanning, raising the bat for triple figuresHealy rode her luck through her 106-ball knock, dropped on several occasions including over the rope for six when she was on 42.The powerful right-hander made the most of her lives, batting through sweltering conditions to bring up her second ODI century from 94 deliveries.When she departed looking to clear the ropes for a third time on 122, Lanning picked up the pace, bringing up her 13th ODI century in style with a six.The Australian captain already has more ODI tons than any other woman and her innings at Coolidge saw her collect another slice of history as she became the fastest player, male or female, to reach 13 one-day international centuries – getting there in 76 innings, eclipsing Hashim Amla’s previous mark of 83.Three balls later, she dispatched the ball into a nearby swimming pool, the exhausted skipper’s 145-ball innings eventually coming to an end on 122 when she was caught at long off.Ellyse Perry (33no from 31) and Beth Mooney (15 from 16) put the finishing touches on the Australian innings, as they posted their highest ever one-day total against the West Indies.Megan Schutt then ensured the West Indies’ chase started in identical fashion to Australia’s when she trapped Natasha McLean lbw with the first ball of the innings.And it went from bad to worse as a double-strike from Perry saw Stacy Ann King and Kyshona Knight also dismissed without scoring, leaving the host in all sorts at 3-8.Captain Taylor played a lone hand as regular wickets fell at the other end, giving the home fans something to cheer about as she brought up her 34th ODI half-century.Lanning put the icing on a brilliant match when she clung on to a one-handed screamer at slip to give leg-spinner Georgia Wareham a second scalp and send Shabika Gajnabi on her way for one.Taylor finished unbeaten on 70 while Perry led the way with the ball with 3-17 from five overs, Wareham (2-44 off 10) was other multiple wicket-taker.While the Australians celebrated their 13th consecutive ODI victory, it was a vastly different story in the Windies camp, with injury-depleted hosts dealt a blow when Knight was stretchered from the ground with an apparent lower back complaint during the 15th over of the Australian innings – rendering her unable to bat during the chase.t added injury to insult after vice-captain and star allrounder Hayley Matthews was earlier ruled out of the series for disciplinary reasons after breaching Cricket West Indies code of conduct on match eve.A release from CWI did not elaborate on the reasons for Matthews’ withdrawal but the incident has been referred to their disciplinary tribunal and Sheneta Grimmond has been drafted into their ODI squad as a replacement.Australia pick up two ICC Women’s Championship points for the win and have leapfrogged England to reclaim their spot on top of the table.The Championship determines which four teams – alongside hosts New Zealand – will automatically qualify for the 2021 one-day World Cup.last_img read more

Sep
17

Amstel Malta Embraces Super Eagles

first_imgNigeria’s journey at the 21st edition of the quadrennial tournament happening in Russia has come to an end with the Super Eagles losing 2 – 1 to La Albiceleste of Argentina at St. Petersburg stadium. Fans and football lovers have joined the official malt drink of the Super Eagles, Amstel Malta, to show their support and solidarity. The team which was unlucky in its last Group D game will not proceed to the next stage.The 2018 tournament started June 14, with Nigeria placed in Group D alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina. However, Nigeria was only able to defeat Iceland which earned the team just 3 points. This is the sixth time Nigeria would qualify for the tournament.Reacting to the outcome of the match, portfolio manager, non-alcoholic drinks, Nigerian Breweries PLC, Ngozi Nkwoji stated that “We are proud of the Super Eagles as they have fought a good fight by putting their best foot forward and Amstel Malta will continue to lend its support”. Nigerian Breweries PLC is a big supporter of Sports in Nigeria. In February 2018, the nation’s pioneer brewer through its premium malt brand, Amstel Malta, signed a partnership agreement with the Nigerian Football Federation giving it exclusive rights as the official malt drink of all the national football teams including the Super Eagles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sep
17

Edo 2020 NSF: SuperSport Named Host Broadcaster

first_img“SuperSport will provide the broadcast signals for all the events of the Festival with special emphasis on the opening and closing ceremonies, the male and female football finals as well as the finals of the male and female 100m, 200m and relay events in track and field,” stressed Itemuagbor who further disclosed that the signals produced by SuperSport will be available for willing broadcast stations in Nigeria and elsewhere for a fee.“The signals will be available for broadcast stations here in Nigeria and elsewhere and it will be on first come, first served basis. There will also be highlights of the events of the Festival which will also be on offer for those who are interested. They should contact the marketing sub-committee of the Local Organising Committee for talks on the modalities for the use of the broadcast signals,’ he explained and revealed the choice of SuperSport is based on their proven track record in the production of quality signals for major international events including the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, qualifying games forboth the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the on-going 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.“ In addition, we are also looking at contents produced with high definition cameras as well as personnel who have the experience to undertake such a huge task.The company has trained so many Nigerians who will be available to produce what will probably be the best ever National Sports Festival content in history.”Itemuagbor is confident Nigerians will be able to watch the football and track and field events of the Festival in particular and other events and feel they are watching a FIFA World Cup match or that of the World Athletics Championships.“ What Edo 2020 is bringing to the table this month will be refreshingly different from what Nigerians are used to in terms of everything that has to do with the organisation of the Festival includng of course the television content available for either live broadcast, delayed broadcast or highlights. And we have a ‘brand new, world class,” television-friendly Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to make this an experience of a lifetime’.“His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Hon. Philip Shaibu has stated unequivocally that the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival will redefine National Sports Festival in Nigeria and part of the redifinition is the production of world-class content and broadcast signals for the event,” Itemuagbor concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram SuperSport Nigeria,a Pan-Africa group of television channels has been named the host broadcaster for the 20th National Sports Festival which begins March 22in Benin City, Edo State.Chairman of the Marketing Sub-committee of the Edo 2020 Festival, Mike Itemuagbor disclosed yesterday in Benin that SuperSport has been appointed by the Local Organising Committee for the Festival to provide the content andbroadcast signals of the events of the Festival.last_img read more