Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into data licensing agreements with an undisclosed client.The agreements are related to 3D CSEM multi-client data in the Barents Sea in Norway, the company informed.The agreements represent combined revenues of approximately USD 1.2 million.According to the company’s multi-client data library, EMGS in Norway covers nearly 50,000 square kilometers of 3D full azimuth multi-client data in the Barents Sea.
NewsRegional Caribbean Tourism Industry decision makers to debate investment opportunities at hotel & tourism investment conference by: – April 24, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring! 12 Views no discussions Share Photo credit: perspectivemagazine.comSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (24 April, 2012) – Some of the Caribbean tourism industry’s top decision makers will share their perspectives on investment opportunities in the region at the 16th Annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC), which gets underway here in earnest tomorrow with an official opening ceremony. Four members of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism – the highest decision making body of the region’s tourism development agency – will help set the stage for discussion on challenges facing the sector, as well as the potential for development. The CTO chairman, Hon Ricky Skerritt, who is also the minister of tourism and international transport for St. Kitts and Nevis, will be part of a panel discussing the Caribbean on the world tourism stage. The presenters, including a corporate finance expert and a tourism researcher, will seek to provide tools and vital data to help frame the discussion during the conference.They will also identify opportunities for tourism development in the Caribbean. The 90-minute session dubbed, Setting the Scene: Challenges, Potential and Opportunities – The Caribbean on the World Tourism Stage, will be followed almost immediately by a session on public and private sector partnerships. This session will feature Hon. Karine Roy-Camille, the president of the Martinique Tourism Authority; Hon. John Maginley, Antigua & Barbuda’s minister of tourism and civil aviation; and Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, the minister of tourism and civil aviation of The Bahamas.They will share their vision of investment opportunities in the region and the policies that are required to encourage expansion.Both sessions will take place on Wednesday April 25 and are among the highlights of the 24- to 26 April conference, which is being held organized by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) and the CTO. Press Release Tweet
Marsha Lee Acra, 69, of Milan passed away Wednesday morning, November 8, 2017 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born at Milan on April 9, 1948 the daughter of Walter and Thelma Taylor Knowlton. Survivors include her mother Thelma Knowlton of Milan; two sons Douglas (Summer) Acra, and Jon Acra and his fiancé Audra Kistler all of Milan; three grandchildren Holden, Madysen, and Kaylee Acra; one brother Bruce (Darlene) Knowlton of Milan; one sister Malena (Jim) Lovins of Milan. She was preceded in death by her father and her granddaughter Micayla Acra. Mrs. Acra was a 1966 graduate of Versailles High School. She received her Associate’s Degree in nursing from Vincennes University and then her BS in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. She retired in 2013 after 37 years as a registered nurse and supervisor with the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Marsha was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be on Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Micayla Acra Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.
IOC President Thomas Bach said Coe, in line to become the first World Athletics head to serve as an IOC member since disgraced predecessor Lamine Diack, had committed to addressing a conflict of interest which had previously prevented him from joining the organisation. Bach said Coe had agreed to move from managing director of CSM Sport & Entertainment – a role which the IOC Ethics Commission said represented a conflict of interest – to a more “passive position” with the global agency. Once the double Olympic gold medallist has provided documentation to the Ethics Commission by July 1, “the concerns of the Ethics Commission would be gone,” Bach added. “Because the Executive Board has full confidence in our friend Seb Coe they have decided to put the candidature forward subject to the delivery of such documentation,” Bach said. Coe, whose candidature is linked to his role as World Athletics President, is one of five officials due to be approved as members at the first virtual IOC Session on July 17. Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, former Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Cuban Olympic Committee (COC) Board member Maria de la Caridad Colón Ruenes and acting Mongolian National Olympic Committee President Battushig Batbold have also been put forward for individual membership. The number of IOC members will grow to 105 when they are rubber-stamped by the Session next month. “With the election of these five candidates, the IOC Session and the entire Olympic Movement would benefit from an extremely valuable range of skills and expertise,” Bach said. Loading… World Athletics President, Sebastian Coe, is set to become a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being proposed by the Executive Board. “We are also bringing up the female membership to 39.” She has been part of the IOC Women in Sport Commission since 2018 and is the deputy of women’s affairs at the Saudi General Sports Authority. Grabar-Kitarović was President of Croatia from 2015 until she was defeated in her bid for re-election earlier this year. The politician attended the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Moscow and was part of the presentation party, alongside the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA head Gianni Infantino. Ruenes, gold medallist in the women’s javelin at the 1980 Olympics in the Russian capital, is chair of the COC Gender Commission and is part of the World Athletics Women’s Committee. A member of the Badminton World Federation Council, Batbold is due to serve as Mongolia’s Chef de Mission at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The IOC Executive Board has also extended the term of China’s Zaiqing Yu, an IOC vice-president, until 2025. read also:Coe: World Athletics Championships could move to 2022 Yu had been due to reach the age limit of 70 next year. The Session will also be asked to green light a change in William Blick’s status on the IOC from a member linked to his function as President of the Uganda Olympic Committee to individual member, which will allow him to remain on the body until he turns 70. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
UWF Tied for Second After First Round at South Regionals Share April 30, 2007LAKELAND, Fla. – The six team field at the 54-hole NCAA II Women’s South Regional Championships has completed the first round of play at The Club at Eaglebrook in Lakeland, Fla. Fourth ranked West Florida is tied for second place with defending south regional and four-time national champion Rollins, who is ranked second in the country. They are six shots behind top ranked and tournament host Florida Southern. All six teams competing in the south regional are ranked nationally in the top seven.West Florida and Rollins has a 304 through 18 holes. Florida Southern shot a 298. Third ranked Lynn is fourth with a 314. Seventh ranked Barry has a 315, and fifth ranked Nova Southeastern shot a 317.Sarah Nicholson (Cedar Falls, Iowa / Cedar Falls HS) led UWF with a 75, +3 and is tied for seventh. Vicky Jackson (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. / Ft. Walton Beach HS) and Natalia Espinosa (Bogota, Colombia) are tied for 12th with a 76, +4. Clara Fornella (Montevideo, Uruguay) is tied for 17th with a 77, +5. Rachel Christ (Charlotte, N.C. / Robinson HS) shot an 88, +16 and is tied for 32nd. Maria Garcia Austt of Nova Southeastern is in first place with a 71, -1.The top two teams and top two individuals not on one of the advancing teams will qualify for the NCAA II Women’s National Championships on May 9-12 at Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla.The second round will begin tomorrow at 7 a.m. central time. The third and final round tees off on Thursday at the same time. Follow the tournament using Golfstat’s live scoring system linked on the women’s golf page at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version
The Northern Irishman was four shots off the lead at the start of the final round but forced a play-off with a 69 from the closing 18 holes, finishing alongside America’s Simpson on nine under par. He then struck his approach on the extra hole to within 15 feet, two-putting for par. Simpson failed to match the feat when he missed from 10 feet, handing the 2010 US Open champion victory. Graeme McDowell has won the RBC Heritage in South Carolina, beating US Open champion Webb Simpson in a play-off. England’s Luke Donald and Kevin Streelman, of the United States, were tied for third – two shots behind McDowell and Simpson. McDowell’s victory came at the end of a day when strong winds meant just three of the 70 competitors finished with rounds in the 60s – Donald and America’s Russell Henley were the others. McDowell produced birdies at the fifth, 11th and 16th holes, before bogeying the 18th. Simpson’s 71 contained birdies at the second, third and 12th but bogeys on the fifth, eighth and 10th. Overnight leader Charley Hoffman, who went into the final round with a two-shot advantage, paid for a poor start. Bogeys at the fifth, ninth and 10th damaged his hopes, before he got a shot back on the 12th. However, his challenge ended with a double bogey at the 14th and dropped shots on the final two holes. Donald – recovering from a poor third round – enjoyed a fine start to his round to catapult himself into contention, with a run of four birdies in five holes between the second and sixth seeing him make the turn in 32. However, bogeys on the 10th and 13th – either side of a birdie on the 11th – slowed his momentum. England’s Brian Davis finished nine shots off the pace after a final-round 74, with compatriot Greg Owen a further five shots back after closing with a 75. Press Association
Harry Redknapp has told his QPR squad they must have the stomach to fight for promotion next year as he starts to come to terms with relegation to the npower Championship. Press Association Despite huge investment over the last 24 months, QPR will be relegated on Sunday if they lose at Reading. Redknapp’s appointment and the arrival of the likes of Chris Samba and Loic Remy have failed to stop Rangers’ slide towards the second tier, and the former Tottenham manager is already planning for next season. “They get paid, they’ve got to be motivated. If they’re not, we’ll start paying them again when they are,” a bullish Redknapp told a press conference. “It shouldn’t be hard to keep the players motivated. I keep myself motivated. I left home at 6am. I’ve still got the hunger otherwise I wouldn’t do it. It will be a big challenge. You’re not just going to walk through that league.” Even victory will not be enough to save QPR from the drop if Aston Villa win against Sunderland on Monday. Redknapp will meet with the board to discuss ins and outs next week, but given the vast amount of money Tony Fernandes has spent since he took over the club, the 66-year-old is loathe to demand a big transfer kitty. He added: “I wouldn’t be looking to spend a sizeable amount. You don’t have to spend fortunes. The players are out there. There are enough good players here to give you a platform to work with. We just need a few characters.” Sure to be at the top of the agenda in that meeting is how exactly QPR are going to clear out the over-paid stars who have failed to live up to expectations. The likes of Jose Bosingwa, Ji Sung-park and Esteban Granero have failed to impress this season, but Redknapp admits there will be more interest in players such as Remy, who he would love to keep. “The silly thing about this game is the ones you want to keep are the ones who want to go, and the ones that you would like to let go don’t want to go,” Redknapp said. “Remy’s done great. He could score 20 goals a season in the Premier League. He’s our leading scorer and he’s only played a handful of games. We’d like to keep him but we’ll have to sit down and see what his plans are.”
A leading medical barrister expects FIFA to reinforce its support of the role of medical staff in treating players in the wake of the Eva Carneiro saga at Chelsea. Although she said Mourinho was in the wrong, O’Rourke does not expect an apology from the Portuguese but believes he should reinstate his medical staff to their previous positions. “I personally believe, as a football supporter and as someone who supports medics in sport, the best outcome in this case would be for her (Carneiro) and John Fearn to be back on the bench sending the message out to the football world they did nothing wrong,” she said. “I think you will find FIFA on Friday saying the same thing that they did nothing wrong because their duty was to the player as their patient, the referee, the FA and actually their job in the club is to look after the players not to run the team and not to be tactically aware. “Much though one understands the passion of the manager or coach you (as a medical professional) have to prioritise the player because, apart from anything else, if a player sues he doesn’t sue the manager he sues the doctor, physio or the club. “No-one wants to hang anyone out to dry here. If you start making someone do public apologies or losing face that can impact on a future working relationship and surely what Chelsea and other football medics would want would be to patch it up.” O’Rourke was less enamoured by some of Mourinho’s other post-match comments when he said “I wasn’t happy with my medical staff because even if you are a medical doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game”. Mystery still surrounds the exact duties Carneiro now undertakes at the club but Press Association Sport understands the 41-year-old qualified doctor, is consulting lawyers about her situation. O’Rourke, who in 2006 successfully defended a consultant surgeon when West Brom attempted to claim damages after a failed knee reconstruction operation which ended Michael Appleton’s career, insists Carneiro taking legal instruction does not mean she will be suing Chelsea in the future. “You don’t just engage a lawyer to go to court , you engage them to give you your legal rights whether it be to return to work or negotiate a new deal or contract,” said the barrister, speaking at the Soccerex convention in Manchester. “You put yourself into their position: they must be in their dream jobs so would you want to lose that job?” On Friday the world governing body’s medical committee will discuss the matter after Carneiro and head physio Jon Fearn were catapulted into the spotlight when they were criticised by manager Jose Mourinho for rushing on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard in the opening match of the Barclays Premier League season, leaving the team with just nine players. As a result Carneiro and Fearn’s roles have been downgraded but Mary O’Rouke QC believes the pair were completely in the right and expects FIFA to back them up this week. Press Association
PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Opener Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten 124 to help India overcome a top-order wobble and register a series-clinching six-wicket victory in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on Sunday.Paceman Jasprit Bumrah laid the foundation for India’s victory with a career-best 5-27 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 217-9 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.India slumped to 61-4 in 14 overs but Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni accomplished the chase with an unbroken 157-run stand to put India 3-0 up in the five-match series.The match was held up towards the end when irate fans, who have been protesting since India blanked Sri Lanka 3-0 in the preceding Test series, hurled water bottles and forced the players off the ground for about half an hour.Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Chamara Kapugedera won the toss but the hosts did not get the kind of start they needed.Bumrah dismissed Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis to reduce Sri Lanka to 28-2 before Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal tried to steady the innings.Once Hardik Pandya dismissed Chandimal for 36, Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals and did not get any significant partnership.umrah dismissed Thirimanne for 80 and accounted for the wickets of Akila Dananjaya and Milinda Siriwardana.India started their reply weakly.Opener Shikhar Dhawan dragged a Lasith Malinga delivery on to his stumps and skipper Virat Kohli flicked Vishwa Fernando to the long leg fielder.Dananjaya’s six-wicket haul had nearly derailed India’s chase in the previous match and the off-spinner dismissed KL Rahul and the Kedar Jadhav cheaply to rekindle Sri Lanka’s hopes of staying alive in the series.Sharma’s sensible batting, in the calming presence of former captain Dhoni, snuffed out home hopes as they calmly guided India home.Sharma’s 12th ODI century included two sixes and 16 boundaries. Dhoni hit a six and four fours in his 67 not out.The teams move to Colombo for the fourth one-dayer on Thursday.
Organisers of the IAAF bronze label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have said that they will ensure all anti-doping rules are followed to the letter when the fourth edition holds next month.Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, revealed yesterday that provision has been made for a full doping control for the event which has become one of the most anticipated in the calendar of IAAF Label road races. “All tests shall be conducted in accordance with the IAAF anti-doping regulations. There will be mandatory and requested tests. The mandatory tests are those that the organisers must conduct at its expense and includes the minimum four that must be done as a bronze label event viz two men and two women as a mixed gender race and of course those that must be conducted in the event a world record or area record is broken,” Esan said.“The requested tests will be at the athlete’s expense if he or she breaks a national record,” he further said and added that the IAAF have specifically ordered that the doping control must be held in a neat environment while samples collected will be sent to IAAF accredited laboratories outside Nigeria.“The laboratory in South Africa is temporarily closed and the IAAF has advised we send the samples to any of the three in Europe and the Middle East,” said Esan who insisted that the organisers of the only IAAF labeled 10km road race in Africa in 2016 have to subscribed to the efforts to rid athletics of doping after the scandal involving Russia since last year.Meanwhile, with over 3,000 runners expected to participate, organisers say they are now dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s as far as the technical and administrative organisation of the event is concerned.“We are good to go, everything is set for another wonderful experience at the hilly town of Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State,” said Esan.“The international elite field is complete with some world-class, gold and silver level runners. Our elite athlete manager, Walter Abmayr, was in Nigeria last month and visited Okpekpe to check the course and advise on a few other things which have been put in place. This edition will serve as the benchmark for future editions of the race in terms of its technical organisation,” said a very confident Esan.“We have identified the drinking/sponging and refreshment stations; we have concluded on the issue of the prize money which, in accordance with IAAF rules are equal for both men and women. The rules also permit us to offer specific incentive prizes to our people, this time the people of Ibie North to encourage local participation and development. This we have done,” Esan concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram