Gardline Shuts Down Metocean Division

first_imgGardline Group said it has made a strategic decision to close its Metocean department. The company said it has informed its long-term clients and added that it won’t accept new assignments within the Metocean department going forward.“The Metocean department has always delivered work of the highest quality and remains proud of the company-wide achievements to date. “We would like to thank all of our clients, partners and collaborators with whom we have worked over the years for all of your continued support,” Gardline said in a media release on Wednesday.To remind, in August 2017, Boskalis acquired all shares of the Great Yarmouth-based Gardline for a consideration of approximately GBP 40 million.last_img read more

Summary of Legal Opinions re Gay Marriage Bill

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Arsenal suffer at the hands of Diego Costa once again

first_img Press Association Diego Costa once more proved to be the scourge of Arsenal as Chelsea left the Emirates Stadium with a 1-0 victory. The 27-year-old, who was frequently booed on Sunday by Gunners fans following his antics at Stamford Bridge in October, was again in the thick of the action and his strike proved to be the difference between the two teams. Here Press Association Sport assesses the striker’s contribution. center_img HISTORY REPEATED Costa’s performance in September’s reverse fixture – when he antagonised Gabriel into a red card – was lauded by Jose Mourinho and labelled “unacceptable” by Arsene Wenger. This time in opposition it was Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, who soon saw red for a trip on the striker. “Diego Costa, he’s done it again,” sang the visiting supporters. RIVALRY The Brazil-born Spain striker showed his bad side when he petulantly placed a foot on Aaron Ramsey after both went to ground in the second half. He was booed at every opportunity by the home support, who jeered and hurled insults at a tiring Costa as he was replaced by Loic Remy with 22 minutes remaining. GOAL THREAT Costa caused confusion between Mertesacker and Koscielny to create an early chance for Oscar. He then tried to reach Willian’s through ball in the move which led to Mertesacker’s dismissal. Next he stunned Arsenal with a fine near-post finish from Branislav Ivanovic’s cross before being denied by Petr Cech after beating Nacho Monreal. OVERALL IMPACT Arsenal manager Wenger encouraged his players not to get involved in any antics with Costa, who was told to concentrate on football by Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink. Costa did as his boss instructed and now has six goals in six games since Boxing Day; he had seven goals in nearly 11 months prior to that. He also has two goals against the Gunners in three games and has drawn two dismissals. last_img read more

Nigerian Fan Seeks Political Asylum in Russia

first_imgThe 31-year-old citizen of Nigeria arrived to Russia for the World Cup before asking police in the Perovo district of Moscow for political asylum, the RBC news agency reported, citing an unnamed police source.“The man said that he had participated in anti-government protests in his country and that his life was currently threatened by Nigerian government forces,” the police source was cited as saying.The asylum request has been transferred to a local migration services branch of the Interior Ministry, RBC reported.According to Russian law, political asylum requests are granted by presidential decree. (NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A football fan from Nigeria has reportedly requested political asylum in Russia, citing fears of political persecution in his home country, the Moscow Times reports.Human rights groups say it is difficult for asylum seekers to obtain refugee status in Russia, with only 582 people admitted as refugees in 2017, the lowest number in the past decade.Since the World Cup began, dozens of people who entered Russia using World Cup fan identity documents have attempted to enter neighboring European countries and request asylum.last_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers surge with pair of top-5 wins over Penn State, Nebraska

first_imgIn a few of their early-season losses, the No. 7 University of Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team (8-4, 4-0 Big Ten) struggled to close out sets. Between allowing lengthy serving runs and compiling hitting errors, the Badgers gave up late leads and dropped games to quality opponents. This week, they closed out sets emphatically. Wisconsin knocked off the No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions (10-3, 3-1) in four sets Wednesday before sweeping No. 5 (11-2, 3-1) Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln Saturday night. They managed a combined .339 hitting percentage against two of the top defenses in the Big Ten. A varied offensive attack that focused less on All-American junior middle blocker Dana Rettke left the Penn State and Nebraska defenses floundering. Volleyball: Badgers bounce back at home against Indiana, PurdueWhen asked how to rebound from back-to-back losses against Washington, Dana Rettke responded with the word “defense.” The Badgers backed Read…Against the Nittany Lions, junior outside hitter Grace Loberg tallied a career-high 21 kills on a blazing .486 hitting percentage. After a close first two sets where the teams traded 25–23 victories, the Badgers dominated the final two sets, winning 25–13 in both. A Badger run in the second set turned Penn State’s 16–12 lead into a Wisconsin 20–17 lead. This run seemed to continue throughout the rest of the match. From that 16–12 point, Loberg and company finished the match on a 63–33 run. The Nittany Lions hit a combined .043 in the final two sets while allowing the Badgers to hammer out a .382 hitting percentage. Following this impressive offensive display, the Badgers continued to swing freely against the Cornhuskers Saturday, finishing with a .376 hitting percentage and only nine errors. That is the highest mark Nebraska has allowed since 2011. Junior outside hitter Lexi Sun led the offensive attack for the Cornhuskers on a day where defense was quite the rarity. Nebraska finished with a .336 hitting percentage and had the most kills of any of their matches that lasted only three sets. They still lost all three.Volleyball: Penn State, Nebraska pose massive challenge for BadgersAfter a pair of wins over the weekend, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team (6-4, 2-0 Big Ten) faces perhaps Read…The story of the match was late Badger runs. Late in each set, the two teams were either tied or separated by only a point. Wisconsin finished the first set on a 9–4 run, the second set on an 11–5 run and the third set on a 6–2 run. This is the first time Nebraska has been swept on their home floor since 2014. Wisconsin finished with four players between 10 and 11 kills. Rettke landed 10 kills on 20 swings, but her middle blocking colleague sophomore Danielle Hart notched 10 kills herself on just 14 swings, giving her a .643 hitting percentage. These impressive pair of wins gives Wisconsin some much- needed confidence following their early-season woes to ranked teams.  The schedule technically eases up with only one ranked opponent this week instead of two.last_img read more