Shelf Drilling in Oslo IPO plan. Plans to use cash for rig fleet expansion

first_imgShelf Drilling on Monday said it planned to conduct an initial public offering (“IPO”) and a listing of its common shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange.Subject to receiving the relevant approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange and favorable equity capital market conditions, the IPO is expected to be launched during June 2018, the company said.The offshore driller said it would use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the company’s fleet expansion, redemption of all or parts of the company’s preferred shares and for general corporate purposes.“The Company is in discussions with multiple parties for the potential purchase of one or two modern, premium jack-up rigs. These jack-up rigs are generally of comparable designs to one or more of the Company’s existing premium jack-up rigs,” Shelf Drilling said.Shelf Drillings specializes in shallow water offshore drilling, providing of equipment and services for the drilling, completion and workover of offshore oil and natural gas wells.The company said it would make further announcements relating to the IPO “in due course.”last_img read more

Oops! Politician’s family violence story fails the gender test (Aust)

first_imgThe Australian 30 March 2016Family First Comment: The truth can be awkward, can’t it.“Here we have a (female) Minister of Family Violence whose own story illustrates the truth about family violence — namely that most families with a history of violence include female as well as male perpetrators. ….(The Minister) seems determined to downplay the role of female violence and perpetuate many of the lies and distortions that dominate discussion of this issue in Australia. ….We’ll learn today whether the royal commission has been hoodwinked by the constant stream of lies and misinformation promoted in the current cultural dialogue, where the deliberate use of wrong statistics is used to promote men as the only villains. The reality is very different. More than 1700 articles in peer-reviewed journals conclude domestic violence is not a gender issue; both women and men are actively involved in most violence in the home; women often initiate violence, and it isn’t simply self-defence. Even though physical violence by women causes fewer injuries, it is by no means harmless, with women more likely to use weapons and men sustaining a third of the injuries from partner violence.”Daniel Andrews today responds to the report from Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Victorian Premier will be joined by Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, who exposed her own family’s violent history on the ABC’s Australian Story this week. Ironically, the program was a classic example of the misleading, distorted way the issue of domestic violence is being dealt with in this country. It’s hard to imagine a more striking illustration of our ¬society’s ¬determination to focus only on aggression by men and whitewash the role of women in family ¬violence.In graphic detail, Richardson revealed her family background at the hands of her violent father. Almost the entire program foc¬used on this chilling story: her brother hitting the floor “like a bag of spuds” after a punch from the drunken father, the family ¬living in fear of the man’s violent attacks. There was only the briefest mention of the other side of this story, the reason Richardson’s mother, Veronica Power, gave for her attraction to such an ¬aggressive man. “I thought beating was normal because my mother always beat me,” she said. That’s not all. She mentions in passing that her violent mother, who had five husbands, required her to “spend time” with a man who was her current partner’s son, a man 20 years older than Power, who was 14 at the time. He groomed her and took her virginity. So the violent grandmother sets up her teenage daughter to be groomed for sex by this much older man — a man with whom the grandmother apparently also shared an intimate relationship, and the man who ultimately -became Richardson’s father.How come this extraordinary story of the sexual exploitation of a daughter by her violent mother rates only the briefest mention in a program in which the father’s behaviour is examined in endless detail?Here we have a Minister of Family Violence whose own story illustrates the truth about family violence — namely that most families with a history of violence include female as well as male ¬perpetrators. As one of the ministers responsible for implementing changes in response to the royal commission’s recommendations, one might have thought Richardson’s family history would prompt more enlightened, less gender-biased consideration.That seems unlikely. Like almost all the major players in the domestic violence scene, Richardson seems determined to downplay the role of female violence and perpetuate many of the lies and distortions that dominate discussion of this issue in Australia.….We’ll learn today whether the royal commission has been hoodwinked by the constant stream of lies and misinformation promoted in the current cultural dialogue, where the deliberate use of wrong statistics is used to promote men as the only villains. The reality is very different.More than 1700 articles in peer-reviewed journals conclude domestic violence is not a gender issue; both women and men are actively involved in most violence in the home; women often initiate violence, and it isn’t simply self-defence. Even though physical violence by women causes fewer injuries, it is by no means harmless, with women more likely to use weapons and men sustaining a third of the injuries from partner violence.As Veronica Power could tell us, most children growing up in violent homes are cowering not just from their fathers, but their mothers as well — all available Australian data clearly shows women are the major abusers of children. The royal commission was ¬exposed to the truth about such matters by experts keen to correct some of the myths distorting the public debate.READ MORE: read more

Suspected Jackson County Bank Robber Arrested In Ohio

first_imgEvan Stewart. (Image: ISP)JACKSON COUNTY – A 22-year-old man suspected of robbing two banks last week in Jackson County is behind bars in a Cincinnati jail Thursday.Last Thursday,banks in Seymour and Crothersville were robbed one hour apart and authorities launched a search for the suspect.Investigators believe the suspect to be Evan Stewart, 22, of Shelbyville, who was arrested yesterday in Forest Park, Ohio.Stewart is accused of bank robberies that occurred in Forest Park and Clifton in late July, he is also the suspect in a pair of bank robberies in Louisville, Kentucky, and the two bank thefts that occurred in Jackson County last week.Police say formal charges of robbery are expected to be filed this week or next.Indiana State Police Detective Roger Drew commented, “The cooperation and sharing of information between the Indiana State Police, Seymour Police Department, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in Ohio and Kentucky along with the tips investigators received from the public were key to solving these robberies.”last_img read more

Franklin County Chamber Launches New Website

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website.With Brookville Lake featured as a backdrop on the webpage, the online portal offers community information, maps, job postings, local businesses and more.The site can be accessed at www.fcchamber.netlast_img

Greensburg Officer promoted to Captain

first_imgCaptain McCalvin is a graduate of Greensburg High School and attended Indiana State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree.“Captian Jarrod McCalvin has dedicated 18 years to the City of Greensburg and the Greensburg Police Department,” said Police Chief Brendan Bridges. “He has demonstrated professionalism throughout his career and will be a great asset at this new position as Captain of Administration.” Greensburg, IN—On May 4, Lt. Jarrod McCalvin was Promoted to Captain of Administration with the Greensburg Police Department. Captian McCalvin has been with the Greensburg Police Department since 2002. During his tenure at the Greensburg Police Department, Captain McCalvin has held the positions of Sergeant, Lieutenant, a member of GPD Tactical Team, Field Training Officer, and a School Resource Officer.last_img read more

Mignolet: Di Canio building team

first_img Press Association Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet revealed new manager Paolo Di Canio has spent his first days at the club attempting to build a team on and off the pitch. The Italian inherited a squad bereft of confidence after an eight-game winless run which has propelled them to the brink of the Barclays Premier League’s bottom three, but saw signs of the spirit they will need to rescue themselves in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea. Mignolet said: “The thing he wants us to do is he wants us to do everything as a group. He wants us to be all together as a unit, so if we go out on to the training pitch, he wants us to go out all together and if we eat, he wants us to eat all together and I think that’s a good thing.” center_img He added: “It’s similar to what I know with the Belgian national team, how we do it in Europe. I think he brought that over from Italy, probably. He wants us to do everything together, just the same as his tactical work he does on the pitch. “He wants us to move as a group, as a unit and he wants us to win games not by individuals, but as a whole team.” Di Canio’s efforts to make his mark will inevitably mean change on Wearside, and he has already suggested that fitness levels are not what he would have expected. Martin O’Neill’s successor arrived with his own coaching staff too and Mignolet and his fellow goalkeepers are now adapting to life working under new coach Domenico Doardo. Mignolet said: “I had the same when Steve Bruce left the club as well. When Seamus (McDonagh) came in, we worked well together. Now Domenico has come in. “In the first week, you have to adapt to each other and you have to learn what his thoughts are and he what your thoughts are. “But for me personally, I am not the most difficult guy, I think, to work with, so we adapted fairly easily to each other and we got to know each other a lot better in the first week and let’s hope he can teach me a lot of stuff.” last_img read more

Sako happy to get off the mark

first_img “I knew before the goal came that I was going to hit it so I was confident and very happy that it went in. “Since I was young I’ve had a powerful left foot and that has helped me to score plenty of goals and get some assists.” Scott Dann’s opener was cancelled out by a Papa Souare own goal before Sako’s late intervention, which stifled any debate surrounding another controversial offside decision, when Dwight Gayle had a strike ruled out after it ricocheted in off James McArthur. “The most important thing was the three points,” Sako added. “The whole team wasn’t playing well during the first half but we tried to correct some of those mistakes in the second half and we did brilliantly to get our first goal. “Even after they scored we got back into our shape and went on to score another good goal. “It’s very good to get six points out of nine so we’ve got to keep looking forward to get more points and working hard to get to where we want to go.” Palace next play Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup before facing Chelsea, the Premier League champions, next weekend. Sako, a free transfer arrival from Wolves, struck three minutes from time at Selhurst Park. “I’m really happy to start here with that game, especially as I got the whole 90 minutes, we got the three points and I got one goal. It’s a dream day for me – I’m buzzing,” Sako said on Bakary Sako was thrilled with the debut goal which earned Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday. Villa will hope to bounce back from a second straight loss against Notts County in the League Cup before facing Sunderland in the league. Ciaran Clark and boss Tim Sherwood tried to accentuate the positives. “We were the better side first half. We had a lot of the ball,” Clark told “That was the plan. Second half it was a different story. They came out and were flying. “They had a couple of chances and were putting us under a lot of pressure. “We did really well to pull it back and with a couple of minutes to go it was just one of those things. “We’ll learn from that and we’ll move on to the next game. That’s all we can do.” Playmaker Jack Grealish returned for Villa and was bright in a much-changed side. “It’s good to have Jack back, he can unlock the door in behind from the midfield,” Sherwood said. Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Chennaiyin FC notch up maiden win in AFC Cup, beat Nepal’s Manang Marshyangdi 2-0

first_imgAhmedabad: Chennaiyin FC notched up their maiden win in the AFC Cup with a 2-0 victory over Nepal’s Manang Marshyangdi Club to move to the top of their group here on Wednesday. The match at the TransStadia Arena also saw the former Indian Super League champions scoring their first goal of the AFC Cup after their goal-less stalemate against I-League side Minerva Punjab in their opening Group E match here. After a scoreless opening 45 minutes, Chennaiyin’s overseas players Chris Herd (51st) from Australia and Brazilian Mailson Veriato (53rd) scored early in the second half to secure all three points. Chennaiyin had their first sight on goal just after the five-minute mark but Jeje Lalpekhlua saw his effort from 10 yards deflected narrowly wide. Although the home side dominated the possession in the ensuing 25 minutes, they struggled to create clear-cut chances, but Mohammed Rafi shot just wide from the centre of the area after being picked out by Renthlei Laldinliana’s low cross from the right shortly after the half-hour mark. The visitors had a rare sight on goal in first-half stoppage time but Sujal Shrestha curled his free-kick from 25 yards into the arms of goalkeeper Karanjit Singh as the sides went in for the breather on equal terms. John Gregory’s Chennaiyin again came out stronger after the interval and broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when former Aston Villa player Herd’s attempt from 20 yards deflected off Saheed Azeez and looped over goalkeeper Bishal Shrestha into the back of the net. The home side then doubled their advantage almost immediately after when captain Mailson headed home Anirudh Thapa’s corner from the right to open up a two-goal lead. Manang came close to pulling one back midway through the half but Abishek Rijal’s looping header went just over the bar after the substitute had been picked out with an inch-perfect ball over the top from Gurung Heman. Rijal was again unlucky late on when his acrobatic effort following Kamal Shrestha’s delivery was tipped wide by custodian Singh as the Nepalese side were condemned to back-to-back defeats. Chennaiyin now sits above Abahani Limited Dhaka on goal difference after the Bangladesh side drew 2-2 with Minerva Punjab in Wednesday’s other Group E clash. Chennaiyin and Abahani will face off here in two weeks’ time in the first game of a crucial doubleheader, while Manang returns to India to take on Minerva as they look to keep their qualification hopes alive. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse leans on balanced offensive attack, wins at Virginia for first time since 2004

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 2 Syracuse (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) hadn’t played on a more abrasive grass surface since opening weekend, but that didn’t slow the team down Sunday afternoon in Charlottesville, Va.Kayla Treanor netted five goals, and Kailah Kempney added six points as the balanced Orange fended off No. 9 Virginia (1-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) for an 18-14 victory in the team’s ACC debut. Eight different players scored goals for SU, which won its first game at Virginia since 2004.“It’s still early in the season, but they played great,” Orange head coach Gary Gait said. “Just a great team effort all-around.”The Cavaliers jumped ahead on a goal from Mary Alati only 1:04 into the game. However, that would be their only lead of the afternoon.Devon Collins quickly scored the first of her four goals to knot the game at one. Thirty-seven seconds later, Alyssa Murray put SU ahead for good with her 11th goal of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe teams then traded blows through much of the first half, and Casey Bocklet’s goal near the midway point of the frame cut Syracuse’s lead to 6-5.However, the Orange answered with a four-goal run that Virginia couldn’t recover from. Two tallies came from the stick of freshman Taylor Poplawski, who now has 10 goals in her first four collegiate games.“The first half, we didn’t miss many shots,” Gait said. “The middies got the ball upfield and also played great defense.”The Cavaliers fought back to make the score 14-12 during the second half, but a pair of Treanor goals highlighted another four-goal spurt that allowed the Orange to cruise to the finish.Syracuse now has little time to rest before facing off Wednesday at Boston College at 2 p.m. in its second conference game.“We’ll go home and get a good night’s sleep,” Gait said. “We’re 1-0 now, and we’ve got the best of the best coming up.” Comments Published on February 24, 2014 at 12:43 am Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edulast_img read more

Doane becomes starter for Syracuse after impressing in fall practice

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 10, 2015 at 12:06 am It’s the first day of fall practice and freshman Maddi Doane has everyone staring.Head coach Leigh Ross was hitting fly balls into the outfield as players prepared for practice. Those who wanted to get some early work in could.Ross would hit a ball and Doane would start running, full speed, to get there. She treated every practice ball like a real one, sprinting and even diving while her new teammates looked at each other in awe.“She just doesn’t think, which is what you really want to see in athletes, so she’s never second-guessing herself,” senior center fielder Mary Dombrowski said. “She sees the ball, it’s instinctual to go get it, lay out, no matter what you have to do, she’s going to get it.”Doane started in right field and batted leadoff for Syracuse (3-2) in the first five games of the regular season. She led off her career by going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored in the first game of the season, and is second on the team with a .400 batting average, four RBIs and five runs scored. And despite her youth, she’s developed as a leader for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think it’s the way I try to carry myself, being mentally tough,” Doane said. “Not letting the pitcher see that I’m frustrated with myself, not letting my team see that I’m frustrated with myself, being able to carry myself on a positive note all the time.”An ideal leadoff hitter, Ross said, will take a few pitches and work deep into the count in the opening at-bat to allow her teammates to see the pitcher. In her first at-bat of the season, Doane worked the count full before singling.The freshman also has the speed and ability to get on base as a leadoff hitter, but her best quality, Ross said, is her presence in the batter’s box.“She battles at-bats,” Ross said. “There’s something about an attitude that can kind of set the tone for your whole team.”Before that first practice back in the fall, Doane said she was nervous. Her teammates couldn’t see it, though, because of the way she carried herself.Doane has played right field in all of SU’s games so far, but Ross said she could play all three outfield positions. The head coach recruited Doane as an outfielder, which Ross said is abnormal since colleges normally recruit players to be converted to outfielders.Doane attributes her arm strength — which Ross called the strongest on the team — to starting weight training when she was a high school freshman. She continues to develop in the weight room, inviting her teammates to extra workout sessions, Dombrowski said.“For her to have the strength that she has, and she’s this little thing, but she takes pride in that arm,” Ross said. “She’s dead on, too. She has a cannon and it’s dead on.”Dombrowski couldn’t remember Doane’s first practice of the year that Ross mentioned, but said it sounded like any other practice for the freshman since then.It’s something that’s become commonplace for a first-year player that has had no trouble transitioning.“She’s just a raw athlete,” Dombrowski said. “She has the knowledge, the skill, the speed, the defense and the offense. You put her out there, you know she’s going to get it done.” Commentslast_img read more