Mermaid Slips into Red

first_imgMermaid Maritime, a provider of subsea and drilling services to the offshore oil and gas industry, has reported net loss of $2.1 million for the three-month period ended September 30, 2017.This result compares with quarterly profit of some $7.5 million in the corresponding period in 2016.The Singapore-listed company generated revenue of $30.6 million versus $52.1 million same time last year. According to Mermaid, a 41 percent year-over-year drop in revenues was mainly due to low utilization for its major vessels.Subsea fleet utilisation for the quarter was down 22 percent from 55 percent same time last year, a result of four major vessels utilisation drop of almost 50 percent.At the end of the first quarter 2017 Mermaid’s backlog stood at $174 million. The company’s cash & deposits balance stood at $95.9 million.For the nine-months period, the company generated profit of $2.3 million on revenue of $111.2 million, compared to profit of $16.5 million on revenue of $141.1 million.Mermaid said that offshore/subsea vessel companies are still expected to struggle financially in 2018 given the lack of construction and IRM work available, increased subsea tonnage entering the market and the consequential pressure on rates.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

Chelsea ready to pay £34m for Lyon striker

first_imgRead Also: Shearer gives promising Abraham verdict despite difficult Chelsea roleHe won two Scottish Premierships, two League Cups and two Scottish Cups at Parkhead before a move to Lyon in August 2018.Aston Villa have enquired after Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi on loan, but Sky Sports News understands he is highly unlikely to leave Stamford Bridge and wants to stay and fight for his place under boss Lampard.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Celtic forward, who has scored 30 goals since moving to Ligue 1 from Celtic for £20m 18 months ago, is one of the options Chelsea are weighing up in January. However, the French club released a statement on Thursday outlining their intent not to let the 23-year-old leave.It read: “Olympique Lyonnais has taken note of certain information relayed by the media suggesting that Moussa Dembele could interest other clubs during this transfer window.“We would like to reaffirm its wish, as in the summer of 2019, to keep Moussa Dembele.“The club has full confidence in Moussa and counts in particular on him to build a successful team for the seasons to come.”One source said on Thursday that Chelsea have had a £34m bid rejected.Olivier Giroud is likely to leave Chelsea during the transfer window and Frank Lampard has been tracking Dembele for some time.Sky Sports News has been told Lampard sees similarities between Dembele and former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba.Dembele enjoyed a successful spell with Celtic after joining the club from Fulham in 2016 under former boss Brendan Rodgers. Promoted Content6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?center_img Chelsea are willing to pay up to £34m for Moussa Dembele, Sky Sports News understands, but Lyon are confident of keeping hold of their striker in the January transfer window.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

FIFA to extend 2019-20 season indefinitely

first_img Loading… Whether that means taking the final matches abroad, behind closed doors or waiting longer to ensure fans can attend is now likely to be the main topic of discussion. That is because the pressure of a particular date or guideline forcing the hand of major leagues to finish the season will not be present. read also:Tokyo Olympics: FIFA raises age limit for men’s football to 24 And that will be music to the ears of Liverpool and their 25-point lead atop the Premier League, suddenly under threat were the campaign to be binned early. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Interesting Facts About GoT Star Maisie Williams7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone Baffled8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”12 Marvel Superheroes Before The FameThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWorld’s Most Delicious Foodscenter_img FIFA are reportedly ready to indefinitely extend the 2019/20 season, handing domestic leagues the power to decide their own fate in the coronavirus pandemic. fifa adjusts age limit for Olympics football Plans to alter the summer transfer window and dates regarding contract extensions are also set to be announced in the coming 48 hours. According to The Athletic, the decision over whether or not to cancel the Premier League season will, therefore, be made in England. Given league bosses are highly aware of having to pay back over £750million in fees to broadcasters if the season is not completed, the chances of a null-and-void style cancellation is decreasing in likelihood.Advertisementlast_img read more

One-week travel ban on Bacolod OFWs set

first_imgNovero underscored the need for a moratorium on the travel OFWs, saying hotels in the city serving as quarantine facilities will soon hit full capacity. He also disclosed that some hotels had a problem with OWWA with regards to the agency’s unsettled accounts. According to Novero, there are a total of 21 hotels and inns housing OFWs who are observing the mandatory 14-day quarantine. “The moratorium granted by the OWWA has an impact in terms of the expenses of the government for they can save for a week the food expenses,” Novero pointed out./PNcenter_img BACOLOD City – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has granted the request of the local government unit here to impose a one-week moratorium on the return of Bacolodnon overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stranded in Manila due to quarantine travel restrictions.   Councilor Renecito Novero, chairman of the Quarantine Center Action Team (QCAT), said OWWA Region 6 director Rizza Moldes approved the travel ban that takes effect today, Aug. 3.last_img read more

Forest And Wildlife Field Day Offered

first_imgLandowners, educators, and resource managers interested in learning more about forest and wildlife management options for their property can attend an educational field day at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center in Butlerville on Saturday, May 31, 2014.This program will provide indoor and outdoor presentations on timber and biomass harvesting practices, markets for various forest products, wildlife habitat management and the effects of forest management on wildlife, forest regeneration techniques, fencing to control deer damage, and insect responses to forest management practices. This program will be relevant to landowners, educators and resource managers interested in forest product markets, management options, and their implications for wildlife and forest regeneration. Participants will visit active research locations and learn about the various projects from the researchers and resource managers involved.Those interested in attending this program can obtain a registration brochure here or by contacting Lenny Farlee at lfarlee@purdue.eduRegistration is free and includes a lunch, but advanced registration is required by May 27 and attendance will be limited to the first 40 registrations received.This program is provided by the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, and the Cooperative Extension Service of Purdue University.last_img read more

Thornton dominates $10,000 to win IMCA Clash at the Creek

first_imgRicky Thornton Jr. led every lap of the $10,000 to win Clash at the Creek feature for IMCA Modifieds at 141 Speedway. The Clash also marked the first race outside the State of Iowa for the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour. (Photo by Joe Slack, www.danlewisphoto.net)By Mike SpiekerFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 21) – Ricky Thornton Jr. dominated Thursday’s IMCA Modified Clash at the Creek at 141 Speedway to earn the $10,000 payday.Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Thornton led all 50 trips around the smooth and slick 1/3-mile dirt oval.The Clash did double duty as an Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour event, the first such held outside Iowa. Eighty-two Modifieds were entered and seven states were represented in the main event.Thornton grabbed the lead from the pole on the opening lap as Mike Mullen filed into second. A gaggle of cars, including Hunter Marriott, Joel Rust, Kyle Stickler and Benji LaCrosse, raced for the final positions inside the top five.Thornton immediately checked out from the field, establishing a one second lead over Mullen in the first five laps. Like Thornton, the rest of the drivers inside the top five ran the low side of the speedway until Strickler countered that trend.Strickler went to the top side and quickly began picking off cars, going from sixth to second in five laps. Each driver he passed followed suit and began running the high side as well.Stickler began to reel in the leader as Thornton encountered lapped traffic, but Stickler could only put a dent in Thornton’s comfortable advantage. Marriott caught Strickler at the halfway point and placed a bid for the runner-up spot. The two traded second for the next three laps with Mullen staying within striking distance.With 21 circuits remaining, Marriott snuck around the outside of Stickler for second. Meanwhile, Thornton Jr. enjoyed a lead of well over a straightaway.With 14 laps to go, Thornton’s lead was negated as the lone caution flew after a lapped car made contact with Marriott and spun in turn one. The caution was called on the lapped car and Marriott rejoined the field in second for the restart.Just as he did on the initial start, Thornton checked out from the field immediately and easily cruised to the win as Marriott came home second.“I wasn’t sure how big of a lead I had,” said Thornton from victory lane. “I kept looking at the scoreboard. I saw Kyle [Strickler] was second and then I saw Hunter [Marriott] got by him so I thought for sure he was going to be coming. When we got that yellow, I was just hoping my tires would fire on the restart. I had to make sure I hit my line in turn one or else Hunter would have drove right on by.”Following the post-race interview, Thornton took the traditional leap into the infield pond. He’d also won the Dirt Knights opener at Benton County Speedway.Terry Phillips, who started 16th, finish third. LaCrosse and Dylan Smith rounded out the top five.Modified qualifying began Wednesday at Francis Creek. Kyle Frederick and John Heinz were $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winners and Ethan Braaksma and Kyle Raddant captured $1,000 to in features for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Hunter Marriott; 3. Terry Phillips; 4. Benji LaCrosse; 5. Dylan Smith; 6. Kyle Strickler; 7. Jordan Grabouski; 8. Jason Czarapata; 9. Jason Hughes; 10. Joel Rust; 11. Kelly Shryock; 12. Josh Long; 13. Cayden Carter; 14. Jason Wolla; 15. Mark Joski; 16. Steve Schneider; 17. Tim Ward; 18. Troy Cordes; 19. Kyle Brown; 20. Billy Kendall; 21. Shawn Kilgore; 22. Brian Mullen; 23. Dan Roedl.last_img read more

Mourinho offers help to FA panel

first_img “If you concentrate on the here and now – not on the future in three or four years’ time – on the group of players at Roy Hodgson’s disposal to play at the World Cup, then England have more than enough. “A World Cup without England is not a World Cup. “They are one of the big football countries and even if at one moment the team is not at a high level, England always have to be in a World Cup.” The self-confessed Anglophile, who began a second stint at Chelsea in June, admitted he was especially happy to see England clinch automatic qualification for the finals with victory over Poland. “I didn’t celebrate on Tuesday by jumping up and down or drinking because that’s not in my nature but inside I was happy,” the 50-year-old added. “Part of me was also happy my Chelsea players won’t have the pressure of the play-offs in November and can play two friendlies instead, rather than worrying about Brazil. “England deserved to qualify and the tournament will be better for having them there. “With the pressure of the last two matches which they had to win, they coped well.” FA chairman Dyke, who replaced David Bernstein in July, has set up a new commission to investigate the decline in the number of English players featuring in the Premier League. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has offered his assistance to the Football Association’s newly-established commission. The Portuguese is willing to both discuss the long-term future of the England team with FA chairman Greg Dyke and offer his opinion on how the Three Lions can best compete for the World Cup trophy in Brazil next summer. He told The Guardian: “If they want to speak with me I will give them my opinion. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Mark Coyle needed home to do his job, and he found it in Minnesota

first_imgWhenever Mark Coyle gets the chance to return home to Waterloo, Iowa, he makes sure grab a meal with his old world history teacher and football coach, Gary Schnieders.The 40-year veteran of Columbus (Iowa) High School might reminisce with Coyle about his senior year state championship when he was a shifty wide receiver, or the two might swap stories about life at work. Regardless of what cities and states Coyle’s work strung him to, this much was clear to Schnieders: Mark Coyle needs home.“He’s maintained closer contact with me than a lot of students have,” Schnieders said. “That’s what makes (our relationship) for me very special.”Coyle found home on Wednesday sitting on a stage in TCF Bank Stadium, pledging his allegiance to Minnesota’s athletic program the same way he did to Syracuse’s just over 10 months ago at his introductory press conference. He left behind an SU athletic program he never settled into. Not because he didn’t want to, but because he couldn’t force the comfort and passion Coyle knows he’s capable of imparting toward the athletic program that employs him.That’s what drove him to succeed at Minnesota from 2001-05, where he found a mentor in now-retired athletic director Joel Maturi. That’s what drove him to succeed at Kentucky from 2005-11, where he found a mentor in athletic director Mitch Barnhart. That’s what drove him out of Syracuse, because he found that comfort and passion somewhere else, a hand-picked job at Minnesota he surely wishes opened up just months earlier than it did in August.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCoyle needed an easier avenue to get home. It’s where his mother still resides, someone Coyle holds dearly after his father’s abrupt death several years ago. It’s also where his core values of good character and integrity were fostered, two traits that propelled him from football captain to athletic director in a couple of decades.Syracuse didn’t provide a lens for Coyle to look home, and it promptly led to uncomfortable phone conversations with Maturi as Coyle struggled with entertaining the Minnesota job opening just months after arriving to SU.“You need to know who you are (to do this job),” Maturi said, “and Mark knows who he is.”He knew he was a people person with unmatched sincerity in Maturi’s eyes, who presided over Coyle in his last four years with the Golden Gophers. Coyle never got the chance to show as much to the Syracuse community, one that’s only left with a bitter taste in its mouth about Coyle and the recent association with the athletic director’s chair.Maturi recalled the several conversations he had with his former apprentice about navigating career changes, something Coyle’s done frequently with four schools on his resume. As recently as last summer before he accepted the job with SU, the two talked about challenges that come along with new jobs, and when to know the match isn’t right.“I’ve known many people that have chased the dream, ‘I want to be the AD at a BCS-level school,” Maturi said. “And they go on and it’s not a good fit for them, and it’s not a good fit for the school. Three years later they’re looking for a job. Make sure it’s the right fit for you. Don’t just leave early.”Now, Coyle stands as the antithesis to his own mentor’s guidance. Perhaps he didn’t depart Boise State prematurely, but assuredly astray from Waterloo and what he holds close to his heart.Wednesday offered a public homecoming, with the tears swelling in Coyle’s eyes affirming his arrival. He was flanked by Minnesota president Eric Kaler, who used the word “home” in the first sentence he uttered. In attendance was Maturi, who said that the tug to come home is what led Coyle to close the Syracuse chapter of his life. One that he couldn’t make it through without admitting he kept an eye on the Gophers’ job opening,But now he’s claimed his prize, the one he sought for 300-plus days at Syracuse and never found. He caught a glimpse of it as he looked at his three children, wife, sister and mother in the crowd, all with strong ties to the Midwest.Coyle needed home, and now he has it.“There’s only one place I would’ve left Syracuse for,” he said. “and it’s Minnesota.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 12, 2016 at 1:31 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey falls to Robert Morris, 2-1

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 5, 2016 at 8:33 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Penalties and offensive woes returned to haunt Syracuse (2-5-3, 2-1-1 College Hockey America) in a 2-1 loss to Robert Morris (7-1-4, 3-0-1) on Saturday afternoon at University Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh.RMU jumped out to an early lead over the Orange off the stick of Aneta Ledlova. And by 8:18 into the first period, the Colonials had stretched their lead to two goals thanks to Jaycee Gebhard’s powerplay goal.Robert Morris finished 1-for-8 on the powerplay. Syracuse went 0-for-7, continuing its lackluster powerplay. The teams combined for 18 penalties. SU had 10, RMU eight.Syracuse climbed back into the game with 1:57 left. Lindsay Eastwood knocked home a goal with Abbey Miller on the bench to make it 2-1. It was Eastwood’s first goal of the season.After an offensive explosion to open conference play against Lindenwood last weekend, Syracuse took 23 penalties in two games against Robert Morris and scored a total of three goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse stays on the road for a pair of games at Mercyhurst next weekend. Commentslast_img read more

Sligo Management hopes recent run of good form will stand for Tipp clash

first_imgThere are two other games in Division three today – , with Wexford facing Fermanagh and Limerick taking on Clare.In Division 2 Roscommon take on Connacht rivals Galway. There’s a full compliment of games in Division Four, with Longford and Offaly playing a dress rehearsal for their Division final. Elsewhere, Antrim take on Wicklow, London welcome Waterford to Ruislip, and Carlow face Leitrim. Having defeated Sligo and Wexford they visit Semple Stadium looking to secure another vital two league points and avoid a relegation dogfight.Tipperary has home advantge but Carew’s hopes their own recent wns will stand to them in ThurlesToday’s game at Semple Stadium throws-in at 3 o’clock and we’ll have live updates here on Tipp FM.last_img