Geoquip Marine’s New Vessel Heads to Work

first_imgGeoquip Marine’s DP2 multi-purpose offshore support vessel, the Geoquip Saentis, is heading to its first assignment after a major overhaul.Following a dry-docking, moonpool installation, major overhauls and the installation of Geoquip’s GMR600 marine drillrig the vessel is now ready to begin its new work.The Geoquip Saentis’ first project will include numerous PCPT and sample boreholes plus a large number of 20-tonne seabed PCPT’s, the company said.At 80m length and 18m beam Geoquip Saentis provides a platform for offshore geotechnical operations, allowing seabed PCPT equipment and ROV to be mobilized alongside the GMR600.The vessel has accommodation and work spaces for 55 crew members.last_img read more

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Area Girls Middle School Basketball Results

first_imgThe St. Louis 5th grade girls continued their winning ways Thursday, January 23 with a 44 to 9 win over St. Michael’s Trojans. The Cardinals once again jumped out to an early lead behind a good defense that created an number of turnovers and allow the Cardinals to enjoy a 21 – 6 halftime lead. The Cardinals would put the game away early in the 3rd quarter behind 10 of the team-high 16 points from Ella King. Mimi Smith also had a complete game contributing 14 points and numerous assists while Madden Showalter added 7 points as well. This takes the Cardinals record to 2 – 0 on the season. The next game will be the home opener for the Cardinals as they have a rematch with St. Mary’s North Vernon Wednesday night January 29 at 6 pm.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Brent Young,Thursday Night, The Cardinals traveled to Brookville to face off against St. Michael’s. The Cardinals had an excellent defensive game, holding St. Michael’s to 0 points the entire game. The Cardinals won 15-0, bringing our record to 2-2. Leading in scoring was Rachel Suttmann with 5 points. Bridget Lohmueller and Cora Roth netted 4 points each and Karsyn Watson scored 2. The 6th grade is in action again Wednesday, January 29, for their first home game, taking on North Vernon.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Basketball beat Southwestern High School 42-31. Kunz leading scorer with 20 and several rebounds. Ogden with several assists and 12 points. Motz and Abrams each with 2 points. Stier with 6 points. The Lady Chargers had several good fast breaks resulting in quick scoring.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Becky Bingham.last_img read more

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Sooners couldn’t finish off success

first_imgOut too “soon” · Buddy Hield’s heroics were not enough to propel the Sooners to the championship game, as Oklahoma fell to Villanova. – Photo courtesy of Siandhara Bonnet | OU DailyOklahoma was dismantled by eventual champion Villanova in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.It was a shocking performance from the Sooners, who now find themselves in the college basketball history books for undesirable reasons. Lon Kruger’s seemingly incredible team lost by 44 points in the most iconic round of the sport’s most iconic competition. It was, even for the most neutral fan, quite hard to watch.Yet OU was the real champion of the two biggest college sports for the 2015-16 season. The Sooners advanced to the national semifinal in both football and in men’s basketball.Of course, no one is going to argue against winning titles. But widely appreciated yet less verbalized by college sports fans is the notion that their team is nationally relevant. It is the feeling that your team’s performance on any given day will impact a program a couple thousand miles away.Florida and Ohio State owned the 2006-07 campaign in both football and men’s hoops, as the Gators downed the Buckeyes in the title game in both sports that season. Unsurprisingly, those four teams had special, program-defining players: Percy Harvin and Al Horford in Gainesville, Troy Smith and Mike Conley in Columbus.Oklahoma’s stars achieved similar levels of national recognition. Baker Mayfield’s youthful enthusiasm encapsulated the beauty of college football, while Buddy Hield’s versatility on the court was truly something to behold.OU football and basketball fell flat after halftime in the College Football Playoff and in the Final Four — the former against Clemson and the latter against Villanova. The Sooners failed to score after the half against the Tigers in that CFP matchup, and their hardwood counterparts were outscored 53-23 by the Wildcats in that debacle of a Final Four contest.Maybe Oklahoma struggles against large cats. Maybe OU’s uninspiring performances in such monumental games isn’t actually the biggest of deals.Oklahoma’s success leading up to those games forces college sports fans to compare the enjoyment quotient of having a great season as opposed to doing so while also taking home the hardware.Only two programs will claim the two most prominent titles in intercollegiate Division I athletics each year. Alabama did what Alabama does and snagged that oddly tall CFP trophy in January, but the Sooners were only one game away from facing the Tide. Meanwhile, OU basketball came awfully close — not really, but technically — to playing North Carolina for all the marbles.The fact that one school actually came this close to rivaling the 2006-07 Florida Gators as two-sport champs ought to make fans of other colleges at least somewhat envious. And while OU fans continue to ruminate on what could have been, the journey — from late August through early April — has been a source of true indulgence for the Sooner faithful.Any hey-good-job-almost-winning banners or plaques from this season that turn up in the athletic facilities in Norman will likely be greeted by a shrug from those who witnessed — let alone partook in — the postseason collapses.But the slowly recovering OU fans can find solace in the fact that their teams were contending until the very end. Well, almost.Josh Cohen is a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Cohen’s Corner,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

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2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Wrap: Mali, England Into The Semis

first_imgMali and England have qualified for the semifinal of the ongoing U-17 World Cup in India following their quarterfinal victories over Ghana and USA respectively.Mali defeated West African rivals Ghana 2-1 courtesy goals from Hadji Drame and Djemoussa Traore while Mohammed Kudus got the consolation goal from the penalty spot for the junior Black Stars. Mali will face the winner of the game between Spain and Iran in the last four.In the other quarterfinal clash played on Saturday, Rhian Brewster netted a hattrick to lead England to the 4-1 thrashing of the United States of America (USA) thereby sealing a semifinal meeting with the winner of the huge clash between Brazil and Germany on Sunday.Quarterfinal Results (Saturday):Mali 2-1 GhanaEngland 4-1 USASunday’s Games:Spain vs. IranBrazil vs. GermanyRelated2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Wrap: Ghana And Brazil Complete Quarterfinal LineupOctober 19, 2017In “FIFA”2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil And Spain Secure Final Last Four SpotsOctober 23, 2017In “FIFA”FIFA U-17 World Cup Second Round Wrap: Germany, US Through To Quarters After Big WinsOctober 17, 2017In “FIFA”last_img read more

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