Noble Corp. CEO transitions to executive chairman role

first_imgEifler said, “I would like to thank Julie for her leadership and contributions to the company in her role as CEO, as well as her guidance during the leadership transition process. Our industry and our company are not alone in facing significant challenges in the current environment”. It is also worth reminding that in March 2020 Noble named a replacement for its departing chief financial officer (CFO). Robert W. Eifler has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and has been elected as a member of the board of directors. Noble Corporation said on Thursday that it had executed the leadership transition plan announced in February 2020. Additionally, Kevin S. Corbett has been elected to the board of directors to replace a board member who did not stand for re-election. “Robert possesses the company’s values, deep industry knowledge, and a strategic mindset that makes him the ideal choice to lead Noble into the future”. Effective Thursday, Julie J. Robertson has assumed the newly created role of executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. “Over the course of my career at Noble I have been extremely fortunate to work with what I consider to be the best group of people in the world and I am looking forward to continuing to work with the Noble team in my new role”, said Robertson. CEO of Noble Corporation has transitioned to the role of executive chairman of the board while a new CEO has been named. last_img read more

Rotary Club donates four audiometers to Health sector

first_img Share Share (L-R) Adina Bellot-Valentine, Nurse DeAnne Graham, Dr. Martin Christmas, Marvlyn Birmingham ang Glen Ducreay at Wednesday’s presentation ceremonyThe Rotary Club of Dominica in keeping with their mandate of providing service above self has collaborated with two local companies to donate four audiometers to the Ministry of Health.An audiometer is a standard equipment which is used for evaluating hearing or the loss thereof and is an essential tool for the ministry particularly in assessing students ability to hear and whether they need hearing aids.Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham told the presentation ceremony on Wednesday that the project began after she was informed by the mother of a “particularly challenged young woman” that her daughter needed replacement hearing aid but she was unable to meet the cost of the device.As a result Birmingham “networked and partnered” with Dr. Susan King of the Ross University School of Medicine to source hearing aid for that young lady and later to bring a “hearing mission” to Dominica. AC Shillingford & Company Limited and New India Assurance donated one audiometer while DOMLEC donated four to the Rotary Club’s “Touching Lives with the Gift of Hearing” project.Nurse DeAnne Graham who is responsible for administering the screening tests in the primary health program commended the Club and the sponsors for the donation as they have been unable to conduct screening for three years due to a lack of audiometers.“We have been really looking forward to having these audiometers. Every year all over the island, the school health care program which is the primary health program, we screen children for hearing in addition to other areas for vision and growth and so on. Over the last three years we have been unable to do so”.Audiometers which will be dsitrubuted to Marigot, Castle Bruce and La Plaine health districts.Nurse Graham also underscored the pertinence of the audiometers as “every year after screening we have approximately 3% of our children failing the screening” in the Roseau district.“We are almost on our third year and many of these children have fallen through the cracks and we know what poor hearing can do to the school child; it can really affect the way they learn and this is just Roseau three years almost, the other six health districts, many of them have been without a screening audiometer for many years”.Manager of AC Shillingford Glen Ducreay noted his company’s delight in partnering with the Club to “give back to customers and by extension the community”. “Being able to hear is critical to the process of living one’s life to the fullest. In developing countries like ours the burden of hearing impairment is estimated to be twice as large as in developing countries probably because of a lack of audiometers to identify the problem, therefore untreated ear infections continue to plague our lives. This service justifies our donation of an audiometer to the health sector in Dominica,” Ducreay said. DOMLEC’s Communications and Marketing Manager Adina Bellot-Valentine whose company sponsored three audiometers explained that her company “had no hesitations in pledging support to this timely gesture” having heard the “telling story of a young man who was able to hear for the first time through the intervention of the Rotary Club”. Director of Primary Health Care Services and Rotarian Dr. Martin Christmas who accepted the audiometers on behalf of the Ministry of Health noted the importance of health care particularly hearing and commended both businesses and the Rotary Club for the donation.Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham also announced that AC Shillingford/New India Assurance requested that the audiometer which they donated go towards the Roseau health district and the others will be distributed one each to the Marigot, Castle Bruce and La Plaine health districts.The cost of one machine is estimated at US$15, 000.00Dominica Vibes News 146 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Rotary Club donates four audiometers to Health sector by: – May 2, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

Decatur County law enforcement officers recognized for DUI efforts

first_imgGREENSBURG, In. – Law Enforcement Officers from throughout Decatur County were recognized for their individual efforts to keep roadways safe from Alcohol and Drug Impaired Drivers. This inaugural awards banquet honored officers from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Greensburg Police Department, and the Indiana State Police represented the top level enforcers. Partner Mainsource Bank provided their facilities for the awards venue.The Decatur County Community Actions Coalition is the housing agency for the Local Coordinating Council (LCC) of Decatur County. Every County in Indiana has a LCC by law and is responsible for developing and supporting a county-wide plan to affect drug and alcohol abuse within the County. The LCC receives its funding through Court fines and fees from convicted drug and alcohol offenses to provided funding in three categories: Justice, Prevention, and Treatment.Santos Cotez, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (Retired), was the guest speaker for the inaugural banquet. Cortez was forced to medically retire from IMPD after he was struck by a drunk driver while searching for a vehicle that had struck multiple vehicles and left the scene. Cortez was struck by the driver he was searching for, who later tested .39 BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration). In the crash Cortez was ejected from the vehicle where his back was broken, paralyzing him from the waist down and ending his law enforcement career.Recognized were: Nick Hadler and Patrick Richards of the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Steven Hershberger, Matt Terkhorn, and Eric Lusk of the Greensburg Police Department. Trooper James (Jamie) Herbert was recognized as the leading enforcement officer for 2017 with sixty-three (63) arrests for Operating While Intoxicated.Terkhorn and Herbert are both Certified Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) who have completed over three weeks of intensive classroom and hands-on training to recognize drug-impaired drivers. Both Officers acknowledged how the DRE training not only helps them to recognize drug-impaired drivers but alcohol-impaired drivers as well which contributes to their abilities to be top performers.Decatur County Prosecutor Nathan Harter as a supporter of the officer’s efforts attended to demonstrate the Prosecutor’s Office partnership with the Community Action Coalition. The Office assists with data information for the awards and the prosecution of the offenders arrested by the Officers recognized for their enforcement efforts.last_img read more

Thiem, Zverev into US Open final

first_imgDominic Thiem of Austria will play Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the US Open final for their first Grand Slam titles after they won their last-four matches in contrasting styles Friday. Second seed Thiem ousted third-seeded Russian and last year’s runner-up Daniil Medvedev in a closely fought three-setter that was packed with powerful baseline rallies and impressive serving. The 27-year-old Thiem won 6-2, 7-6 (9⁄7) 7-6 (7⁄5) in 2hr 56 min inside Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach his fourth Grand Slam final. Earlier, Zverev came from two sets down to complete a remarkable comeback against 20th-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta and reach his first tennis major final. The 23-year-old German won an error-strewn, scrappy encounter 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in 3hr 23min, also on the famous Ashe court. It marked the first time in Zverev’s career that he came from two sets behind to win. “I actually looked at the scoreboard when I was down two sets to love,” Zverev said. “I was like, ‘I can’t believe it. I’m playing in a semi-final, I’m supposed to be the favourite and I have no chance, I’m playing that bad.”Advertisement Zverev made 36 unforced errors in the first two sets compared to just 12 for Carreno Busta as the nerves of the occasion seemed to get the better of him. But Zverev began to cut down on his mistakes in the third set, upping his service game and taking control of rallies with more powerful, accurate groundstrokes. “I started taking the ball more on the rise. I started giving myself the chance to be the one that is aggressive,” said the German, adding: “I’m through to my first Grand Slam final and that’s all that matters.” Carreno Busta said he had lost “a big opportunity” to reach a first Slam final. Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates winning his semi-final match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain at the 2020 US Open Read Also: Messi: Barcelona president harassed in first public outing “I made the semi-finals here. I know that is a good result, is a good performance, but now in this moment it’s tough,” he told reporters. Zverev becomes the first German man to reach the final of a tennis major since Rainer Schuttler at the 2003 Australian Open. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Pink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

Villas-Boas fears Bale exit

first_img Press Association Andre Villas-Boas admits Gareth Bale’s future at Tottenham is likely to hinge on whether they qualify for the Champions League. Bale is enjoying the most successful year of his short, yet dazzling career. The 23-year-old has scored 13 times for the London club and he has also found the net on four occasions for Wales – the latest of which came against Austria on Wednesday night. Villas-Boas thinks Tottenham will boost their chances of retaining the player if they can offer him the chance to mix it with Europe’s best next season “I think (qualifying will secure his future at Spurs). This is where most of the clubs want to be, and where most of the players want to play,” said Villas-Boas, whose side currently sit fourth in the table. center_img “Gareth’s future is intimately related to what the objectives that we achieve for the season. Hopefully qualifying for the Champions League means we can attract better players and continue to hold on to our best players. It is difficult for other teams with the economic situation as it is to buy a player of this dimension. “At the moment we are very, very fortunate to have him and I think we can reach our objectives with him at this level. If we reach our objectives we can hopefully continue to have Gareth in our club.” Bale grabbed the world’s attention in 2010 when he made a mockery of Inter Milan right-back Maicon at White Hart Lane. The Welshman has not rested on his laurels since that memorable night in north London. He has bulked up, improved his pace and now has the ability to play through the middle as a number 10 or a main striker, leading to comparisons with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Because Jermain Defoe is out for up to three weeks due to ankle ligament damage, and Emmanuel Adebayor will only return to training on Friday, Bale may start up front in Saturday’s home game against Newcastle. “There is a possibility that we continue with the 4-4-2 with Gareth as a striker,” said Villas-Boas, who started Bale just behind Defoe at West Brom last weekend. “He’s having a tremendous year. I think he’s such an outstanding player all round. His performance (against Austria) was outstanding once again. He’s certainly amongst the five best players (in the league).” last_img read more

Get behind my successor – Pulis

first_img Pulis’ time as Potters boss came to an end on Tuesday, with a statement on the Staffordshire outfit’s official website confirming they and the 55-year-old had mutually agreed to part company. A message from Pulis to the club’s supporters has now been published by The Sentinel, in which he said: “The journey stops here, but what a journey. And you, Stoke City’s wonderful support, have played such a massive part in the distance we have travelled over the last 10 years. That is how vital your support is. And that is why I urge you (for one last time) to get behind the new manager just like you got behind the old one.” Tony Pulis has urged Stoke fans to get behind whoever succeeds him as the club’s manager. Pulis said on Wednesday that chairman Peter Coates had been “truly a fantastic man to work with” and in the Sentinel piece, the former Portsmouth, Bristol City, Gillingham and Bournemouth boss again indicated that there is no animosity between the pair. “I came back to the club in 2006 because of the Coates family, and Peter in particular, and that is a decision I have never had cause to regret,” Pulis said. “Despite the events of the last couple of days, my relationship with him remains, and I feel privileged to say that I can always call him a friend. “It took a lot of faith and courage for him to return as chairman in 2006 – and then to bring me back as manager. “I hope I have rewarded that faith and courage.” Pulis’ second stint at the helm saw Stoke gain promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2008 and achieve respectable mid-table finishes in the division in each season thereafter. They were also losing FA Cup finalists in 2011 to Manchester City, with their appearance in the Wembley showdown earning them qualification for the Europa League, in which they reached the last 32 stage the following campaign. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Eto’o lets Mourinho dispute lie

first_img Press Association The veteran striker later made known his frustration about those remarks, labelling Mourinho a “fool”, but he now seems keen to consign the controversy to history. Eto’o said on Wednesday: “The only thing I have to say vis-a-vis Jose Mourinho is to thank him. “It is down to Jose Mourinho that I had the opportunity to be accepted and integrated into the Premier League, to play some great matches. That is the end of the discussion.” Eto’o’s signing this week raises the possibility of a potential Everton debut against his old club, with Chelsea visiting Goodison Park in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. The former Barcelona and Inter Milan forward said: “I am not concerned about that aspect of it – that it is against my ex-team. “The important thing is to integrate myself into my team-mates’ way of working and get myself ready during the training and preparation, potentially, for that match. “If that is not the case, should I not feature, it is important for me to get my head into the training for each match.” One of the clubs most strongly linked with Eto’o, particularly in the last week, were Merseyside rivals Liverpool, before they eventually completed a deal for Mario Balotelli. The three-time Champions League winner, who was released by Chelsea at the end of last season, joined Everton on a two-year contract after being linked with several other clubs. The 33-year-old’s single campaign at Stamford Bridge was best remembered for unguarded and unflattering comments by Mourinho about his age. Samuel Eto’o has drawn a line under his dispute with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as he begins the latest chapter of his career with Everton. Eto’o, unveiled by Everton at a press conference at their Finch Farm training complex, refused to name which other clubs he had been approached by. He said: “During my meetings with (Everton manager) Roberto Martinez I had a very good feeling. We had so much in common. “Everton correspond with my philosophy on football and how the game is. “In the last 10 days I have travelled quite a lot and spoken to quite a few managers. “Over the course of those travels the person who I felt the most inspiring and would allow my contribution to best correspond was Roberto Martinez.” Eto’o has been replaced as Cameroon captain following his country’s poor World Cup campaign but he was also unwilling to discuss international matters. “I am an Everton player now and that is the only thing that concerns me,” he said. “That is my new challenge.” Martinez will assess the player’s fitness before deciding whether he can throw him straight into action against Chelsea, but he admits stopping Eto’o could be difficult. Martinez said: “We had a conversation. Being realistic I would have loved him to have 10-11 sessions before putting him in a competitive environment but I very quickly learned I was wasting my time. “He wants to be helpful to the team straight away, he wants to be involved. “It will come down to what sort of condition he has over the next two or three days.” Martinez is impressed by Eto’o’s desire to help Everton push on to the next level having snubbed better financial offers from elsewhere. The Everton manager said: “It was an instant feeling. Once I met him and we spoke about football, I was so impressed where he was mentally – a real desire and hunger to achieve. “In every aspect he is perfect for the team and the squad. It is the perfect timing to start an exciting relationship. “He had many options abroad. It could be a financial decision or a footballing decision, but he wanted to make a footballing decision and he chose us. That is a compliment.” Martinez added that Eto’o’s arrival was likely to signal the end of his summer transfer activity. He also ruled midfielder Steven Pienaar out of Saturday’s game with a groin injury but said another former Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, who has a toe problem, was still being assessed. Eto’o later announced via his official Twitter account that he was retiring from international football. The veteran played just once in this summer’s World Cup, a 1-0 Group A defeat to Mexico, and has now decided to call time on his Cameroon career. “I inform you that I am ending my international career…,” he wrote. “Thank you to all Africa, and to all my fans for your unconditional support.SEF”. He played 118 times for his country after making his debut against Costa Rica in 1997, including at four World Cups, scoring 56 goals to become Cameroon’s all-time highest goalscorer. last_img read more

West Ham face FA charge over reaction to Mark Noble red card at Anfield

first_imgWest Ham have been charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players following Mark Noble’s dismissal at Liverpool. Midfielder Noble, who scored the second goal in his side’s 3-0 Premier League victory at Anfield, was sent off in the 78th minute when referee Kevin Friend judged him to have fouled Danny Ings. That decision was overturned on Wednesday, after Noble had insisted his challenge was not even worthy of a yellow card and manager Slaven Bilic was equally critical. Press Associationcenter_img However the FA announced it has also charged the east London club over the reaction of Noble’s team-mates following Friend’s decision. “Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, West Ham United’s claim of wrongful dismissal in relation to Mark Noble has been successful,” a statement on the FA website read. “The player was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Liverpool on 29 August 2015. His three-match suspension has, therefore, been withdrawn with immediate effect. “In relation to the behaviour of the West Ham United players following Mr Noble’s dismissal, the club has been charged for failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. The club has until 6pm on 7 September 2015 to respond to the charge.” Noble will be available for the Premier League clash with Newcastle at Upton Park on Monday, September 14 – when the Hammers could also welcome three of their deadline day signings into the squad as Victor Moses, Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic look to make an immediate impact. last_img read more

Hope into top 10 of ICC one-day rankings after bumper India series

first_imgLONDON, England (CMC) – Elegant West Indies stroke-maker Shai Hope has moved into the top 10 of the ICC one-day batting rankings for the first time, following his heavy scoring in the recent series against India.In the latest rankings released Monday, the 26-year-old opener had jumped five spots to ninth position, to be the highest placed West Indies batsman.His upward movement comes on the heels of the three-match series against India where he gathered 222 runs at an average of 111, to top the Caribbean side’s aggregates.The Barbadian struck an unbeaten 102 in the opening ODI in Chennai which West Indies won by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series.Overall, Hope has scored eight ODI hundreds and boasts a career average of 52.75. More instructively, he has scored four hundreds in 2019 at an average of 61.13 – the highest of any player who has featured in more than 20 matches.Hope was one of several West Indies players enjoying a rise in the ICC rankings. Left-hander Shimron Hetmyer, who finished the India series with 180 runs at an average of 60 – including a career-best 139 in Chennai – has jumped six places to 19th.Nicholas Pooran, another exciting left-hander, enjoyed the biggest leap moving 33 places to 30th, following a series which saw him plunder two half-centuries en route to 193 runs at an average of 96.50.They are the only West Indies players in the top 50 of the rankings.In the bowling rankings, left-arm speedster Sheldon Cottrell leapt six spots to 30th after picking up five wickets while rookie seamer Keemo Paul catapulted 35 places to 104th after claiming six wickets in the series.India captain and master batsman Virat Kohli tops the batting rankings while teammate, seamer Jasprit Bumrah, continues at the top of the bowling rankings.last_img read more

Ambode Approves Re-constitution of Boards of Lagos State Sports Associations

first_imgAkinwunmi Ambode “We are certain that with the new Boards in place, the pace of sports development in the state, particularly grassroots sports development will be very much accelerated,” Tandoh said.Some of the 40 sports associations are Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, and Swimming. Others include Scrabble, Para-Athletics, Deaf Sports, Basketball, Judo and others.The Boards are expected to swing into action immediately especially in view of the forthcoming 19th National Sports Festival holding in Abuja in December 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointments into the Boards of 40 state sports associations. This was announced by the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh who stated that the appointments take immediate effect and will be for a four-year tenure in line with the stipulations contained in the enabling Law of the Lagos State Sports Commission.It would be recalled that some months ago, the former Boards were dissolved as they had long exceeded their tenures. According to Dr. Tandoh, the new appointees were painstakingly selected to ensure that men and women with passion, knowledge and commitment for sports are brought on board.last_img read more