first_imgOffshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has been awarded an $83 million worth contract with Mexican operator Pemex. Header photo by SP Mac – shared with permission from the photographer Drilling operations are expected to last around 15 months. Bjørnar Iversen, CEO of Dolphin Drilling, said: “Our ability to mobilise the asset quickly and our excellent operational and safety performance were key to us winning the contract. Blackford Dolphin is one of the most efficient moored semi-submersibles on the market, providing a reduction of the CO2 emissions associated with drilling due to its low fuel consumption and high drilling performance. The Blackford Dolphin is a semi-submersible drilling rig of an Enhanced Aker H-3 design built in 1974. center_img The Blackford Dolphin is currently being prepared for the journey from the North Sea to Mexico ahead of the beginning of operations in October. “Our alliance with Pemex demonstrates how we can add value to operators located anywhere in the world, and I am looking forward to us continuing our global growth in the years to come, and see Mexico as a strategically important market for our moored semi-submersibles”. Dolphin Drilling said on Tuesday that the deal will see its Blackford Dolphin rig utilised in Mexico for the duration of the work.last_img read more

first_imgA former bank branch manager is charged with several felonies after police said she embezzled money from her employer totaling $73,631.23.Associates at the Dearborn Savings Bank on Ridge Avenue in Greendale contacted police after they noticed cash had been vanishing for quite some time and discovered that it was being taken by the branch manager, court documents indicated.Bank officials met with Yavone Seymour, 45, of Aurora, and confronted her about the missing money on February 6. According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, she first denied it but later admitted and signed a letter that she did in fact take the money.The allegations against her span over seven years as authorities believe she had been embezzling money at different times from March 2007 to February 2014.She was relieved of job duties following the meeting with the bank officials, the same day police suspect her of stealing $3,520 from an ATM machine at the Greendale Branch Bank.Seymour allegedly did not take money from customers, but would withdraw funds from either someone’s savings or CD account and then show in the computer system that the money was then placed back appearing as if the bank made a mistake. She is accused of taking money from the banks interest, therefore customers never lost funds but the bank was out of money.According to police, she would correct customers 1099 forms at the end of the year to reflect the proper interest.Seymour contacted her former co-workers and expressed that she was apologetic and embarrassed about the situation, according to court documents.She is facing eights counts of Fraud on A Financial Institution (class C felony), nine counts of theft (class D felony) and one charge of Forgery.last_img read more

first_imgRoquan Smith’s mysterious absence came to an end Wednesday as the star linebacker returned to practice.But Smith’s status for Sunday’s game in London is less certain, even though he told reporters he will play. “He’s completely a personal issue,” Nagy said Monday. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.”When pushed for more information on Smith’s availability this week Nagy stood firm.”Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.” Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs receiver (shoulder) to resume practice “We’ll see,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said.Smith was a surprise inactive just before Sunday’s win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and it was rumored he had not been acting like himself around the team facilities in recent days. Related News Kirk Cousins apologizes to wideout Adam Thielen after Week 4 misfires Derek Carr on Vontaze Burfict’s season-long ban: ‘I think that’s a little excessive’ Smith, a 2018 first-round pick of out of Georgia, has 145 tackles over 19 career games and entered Sunday with 24 tackles through the first three games of the season. He was seen standing on the sidelines in a sweatsuit as he watched Sunday’s game and left the stadium without speaking to reporters.”It’s something that’s in-house,” fellow linebacker Khalil Mack said Tuesday. “But at the same time, we know he’s going to get better and we look forward to him getting back out there with us.”Chicago will face Oakland in the first NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.last_img read more