SeaBird Wraps Up Acquisition of BOA Galatea

first_imgSeaBird Exploration has completed the acquisition of BOA Galatea vessel from BOA SBL.The company entered into an agreement with BOA in May 2019, to acquire two vessels, BOA Galatea and BOA Thalassa.The acquisition of BOA Thalassa was completed on June 13, 2019, and the acquisition of BOA Galatea was completed on July 25, 2019.23,055,372 new shares of the company has been issued as part consideration for the vessel.The company earlier noted that values the vessels at NOK 185 million (close to $22 million).last_img read more

USC School of Social Work receives $60 million gift

first_imgThe USC School of Social Work has been named the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work following a $60 million donation by social work pioneer and two-time USC alum Suzanne Dworak-Peck, the University announced Wednesday.“Suzanne Dworak-Peck is a visionary who has shown extraordinary leadership in her field, almost single-handedly changing how we perceive social workers,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias in a press release. “In the trenches from the very start of her career, she has shown that her compassion and selflessness have no bounds. This gift ensures that the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work will continue to stand as an innovator by which all others are measured.”According to the press release, the school has grown since its founding in 1920 to become the largest of its kind in the world, granting degrees to one out of every 20 Master’s level social workers in the United States. Vice Dean Carmen Frierson said that Dworak-Peck’s donation furthers the school’s large reach, which extends to an alumni network of 15,000. “I hope the community at large [benefits most from this endowment] in the sense that it furthers our hand,” Frierson said to the Daily Trojan. “The School of Social Work, individually, is not planning to make great change. We’re hoping to create people in the world to bring great change and to take some of the experiments and research that we’ve learned over the course of our history into the agencies that we touch.”According to Frierson, the speeches delivered by both the Dworak-Peck and the Dean Marilyn L. Flynn on Wednesday during the announcement celebration concentrated on bringing innovation into the field.“[We will be] putting social workers out there, creating social workers, going to places where social workers haven’t gone, [and collaborating] with other disciplines: engineering, data science, education, policy and planning,” Frierson said. “[We are] bringing together a team to do a great good.” Frierson added that the school will earn anywhere between 4 and 5 percent interest on the $60 million gift, which will go to fund future programs. One such beneficiary is the school’s military social work program, which helps veterans, servicemembers and their families transition from active duty into civilian life. The first of its kind at a civilian university, the program was established in 2008 and uses virtual patients to train graduate students in this specialized field.According to the press release, Dworak-Peck served as president of both the National Association of Social Workers and the International Federation of Social Workers, founded NASW Communications Network and sat on the board of the California Social Welfare Archives. She received numerous awards for her accomplishments, including an Alumni Merit Award granted in 2016 for her dedication to USC and her accomplishments in social work. “Knowing that what we’ve done has been recognized by someone who has been within the circles is very exciting; no one really knew that she had the capacity to do that,” Frierson said. “It’s like you find a jewel that you didn’t know you had.”Dworak-Peck received both a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from USC. Because of her personal connection to the University, many members of the School of Social Work faculty see the endowment as not just a financial gift, but also a symbolic gesture. “I think to have someone to have that faith in us — that’s incredible, especially someone who has been so dedicated to the profession herself,” said Rosemary Alamo, a clinical associate professor at the School of Social Work. “She could’ve donated to pretty much anywhere.”Many students at the School of Social Work feel that the new name and funding gives the school more campus-wide recognition, especially compared to other programs.“I have a surge of more USC pride, because now I feel like we’re more recognized and more official,” said Michelle Kim, a master’s in social work candidate at USC. “I’m excited for the future generation.”last_img read more

‘The Americans wanted me out and they’ve succeeded’ – Totti exits Roma after 30 years

first_imgAfter an illustrious 30 years with his hometown club AS Roma, Francesco Totti has said goodbye. At least for now.Joining as a youth player in 1989, Totti became the club’s all-time leader in both appearances and goals.Upon retiring from playing in July 2017, the club legend became a director at Roma.At a press conference this morning, Totti announced that he is leaving the only club he has ever been at.During his press conference, Totti was brutally honest at times.“The main focus of certain people has been to remove Romans from AS Roma,” Totti claimed at his press conference. “Since the Americans came in, they tried in every possible way to shove us to one side… It’s what they wanted and in the end, they succeeded.”Regarding the situation with Daniele De Rossi, Totti did not hold anything back saying, “I never got involved in the De Rossi decision. I had already told some directors in September that if you think this is Daniele’s last season, tell him straight away, not like with me where you told me two rounds from the end.”Totti also mentioned that he believed Antonio Conte was the man to transform Roma and had agreed to join the Giallorossi but then the deal fell through.In a blistering reveal Totti said, “Did someone stab me in the back at Trigoria? Yes. I will never name names, but there are people in there who don’t want me there. These people are hurting Roma, not doing what is best for the club.”Another scathing bomb was regarding his interactions, or lack thereof, with club chairman and majority shareholder James Pallotta.“I spoke to Pallotta face-to-face only once, when I retired as a player. I went to London with my wife and Baldini was there. That is literally the only time we spoke face-to-face about anything.”“Pallotta surrounded himself with the wrong people and he only listens to them. Everyone makes mistakes, but if you make the same mistakes for eight years, you have to ask yourself some questions. Something clearly is going wrong.”“I never thought after 30 years of Roma that I’d be here saying goodbye to Roma. I never imagined it,” Totti said. “It disappoints me that I have to say this here, because I never wanted to resign.”While likely to continue to work in football, he did not announce any specific plans for the future but Totti departs AS Roma after 30 years.last_img read more

Forty-man squad to be named

first_img74 teams took part in the 5-day tournament that saw Taurama Gaveraia win the Cup after beating Rovanama 18-16. This was in the finals last Thursday at the National Football Stadium.Tournament director Ivan Ravu said the squad will be announced after consultation with respective team coaches for their input.“The announcement will include the coaching staff and date of the double header in conjunction with Vipers and Gulf Isapea’s preparations for 2017 Digicel Cup,” said Ravu.He said the squad will be named this week.last_img read more


first_imgThe minors started their league campaign on Saturday with an away win against Derg Gaels. Good performances from Séimi Grant, Jack Boyle and Daniel Devlin. Final score Derg Gaels 0-05 Naomh Muire 4-10.The under 14s have their first game of the season in the banks this Wednesday evening against Bundoran at 7pm.  Training timesUnder 6 boys and girls in the Áislann every Saturday from 11 -12Under 8 boys in the Áislann every Saturday from 10 – 11 Under 10 boys in the banks every Saturday from 10 – 11Under 12 boys in the banks on Saturdays from 4.45 – 6 and Mondays from 5.45 – 7Under 14 boys in the banks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30 – 8.45Under 10 training for girls will begin shortly. GAA NEWS – NAOMH MUIRE MINORS START LEAGUE WITH GOOD WIN was last modified: March 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH MUIRElast_img read more

Drake Upsets No. 12/13 South Carolina 90-85 In Overtime

first_img PDF Box Score Story Links Drake, which led by as many as 10 in the third quarter, fell behind by nine early in the evening. But the Bulldogs stayed steady as Hittner converted a three-point play and Brenni Rose nailed a 3-pointer to give Drake a 40-36 lead in the second quarter. Later with just 30 seconds on the clock before halftime, Hittner made a layup for a 42-36 Drake lead at halftime. The Bulldogs’ bench was outstanding in the first two quarters with 24 points behind 10 each from Rhine and Rose. Hittner added nine points. Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), who was named the game’s most valuable player, poured in a game-high 25 points, including 15 after halftime. Four others joined Rhine in double digits as Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) scored a season-high 17 points, Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) added 19 points and Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) had 10 points.    VANCOUVER, Canada – The Drake University women’s basketball team rallied from a four-point overtime deficit against No. 12/13 South Carolina for a 90-85 upset victory Saturday night at the Vancouver Showcase in the third-place game. Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Jays Video No. 1/1 Notre Dame, which beat Drake Friday night in the semifinals, won the tournament before Drake vs. South Carolina, as the Fighting Irish defeated No. 8/9 Oregon State. at Creighton 11/28/2018 – 12 p.m. Preview South Carolina had one final chance to win it in regulation but Cliney’s jumper was short as time expired. In overtime, Cooper and Harris made back-to-back buckets for the fast four-point lead. The Bulldogs didn’t panic though as Rhine sliced the deficit in half with a layup and after a steal by Hannah Fuller (West Des Moines, Iowa), Hittner made a clutch three-pointer that gave the Bulldogs the lead, 84-83. After Fuller pulled down a defensive rebound on the next SC possession, she hit a wide-open Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) for another layup and an 86-83 lead. Harris made two more free throws, but the Bulldogs got two defensive stops and Rhine and Bachrodt each made a pair of free throws that sealed the win and the third-place finish. The win over South Carolina (3-3) is the highest over a ranked opponent for Drake (6-1) since the 2002 team defeated No. 7 Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs also defeated the Gamecocks for the first time in four meetings between the programs. Te’a Cooper scored a game-high 31 points for South Carolina. Tyasha Harris finished with 18 and Alexis Jennings had 10. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Rose made two free throws with 4:30 left in the game that put Drake up 68-62. But Jennings later tied the game at 69-69 at the 3:45 mark and then South Carolina led 77-75 with just over one-minute remaining in the contest after a pair of free throw makes by Jennings. However, Rhine then tied the game at 77-all before South Carolina took the lead again, making another two free throws by Doniyah Cliney with 28 seconds to go. But Rose came through with a huge layup, driving all the way to the hoop, from nearly half court as she beat the Gamecocks and finished with her left hand and with 16 seconds on the game clock. Next Game: Following the Bulldogs’ trip to Vancouver, they continue their road trip at Creighton Wednesday. Tipoff against their former MVC rival is scheduled for 12 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more