NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)We’re only four weeks into the 2018 college football regular season, but it’s already time to start talking about what coaches are on the hot seat.Few coaches, if any, have had a worse start to the 2018 season than Rutgers’ Chris Ash. His Scarlet Knights have been blown out in three straight games. Saturday’s blowout loss came at the hands of Buffalo.There are many who now believe that Ash, despite having a big buyout, will be fired before the season is over.I don’t think Chris Ash is going to see the end of the season.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 22, 2018Well, someone made this: https://t.co/kkp3SoQTnG— Jay Poole (@jayrutgers09) September 22, 2018Chris Ash has a huge buyout but it might not matter with games like this pic.twitter.com/eUaNvQEhHe— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) September 22, 2018Starting to think there might be a trade to be made at the end of the season: Greg Schiano back to Rutgers, Chris Ash returning to Ohio State. No excuse for what’s happening to the Scarlet Knights today.— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) September 15, 2018It’s 35-6 Buffalo with 2:31 left in the first half. Is Home Depot hiring? pic.twitter.com/geQACCQi6h— Steve Politi (@StevePoliti) September 22, 2018Rutgers appears to have quit https://t.co/JhGqIeSjGI— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 22, 2018Yikes.Ash, 44, is 7-20 as Rutgers’ head coach. The Scarlet Knights are set to take on Indiana next Saturday.
Marco Polo Marine, February 26, 2014 zoom Marco Polo Drilling (I) Pte. Ltd. had entered into an agreement with PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd, to construct a high-specification jack-up rig with a contract value of US$214.3 million. The jack-up is slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2015. The contract includes options for another two units. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 My location Print Close The high-specification jack-up rigs will be constructed based on PPL Shipyard’s proprietary Pacific Class 400 design, which is capable of operating in waters of up to 400 feet and drilling high pressure and high temperature wells to depths of up to 30,000 feet. Incorporating advanced drilling equipment for improved drilling efficiency with 1.5 million pound of static hook load capacity, offline handling features and simultaneous operations support, Pacific Class 400 is capable of jacking at full preload.The rig will also be equipped with full catering facilities and amenities which can accommodate up to 150 people on board in one-man and two-man cabins.Mr Sean Lee Yun Feng, Group CEO, remarked that: “The signing of the agreement with PPL Shipyard is an epochal moment as it marks the start of a significant leap forward in terms of our operations and service offerings.Together with the grant of the two option units, we are delighted to work together with PPL Shipyard as it is one of the most highly regarded shipyards globally. We are confident of the on-time and quality delivery of high specification rigs from PPL Shipyard backed by its strong track record.The Group’s entry into this business segment coupled with the expected delivery of the Rig in fourth quarter of 2015 is timely in view of the favourable demand-supply dynamics. Against a backdrop of stable oil prices, demand for jack-up rigs is growing as governments encourage offshore oil and gas exploration and production with enhanced urgencies in the region. Currently, almost half of the existing global fleet is more than 30 years old by our reckoning. This means that these older generation rigs, inhibited by age and obsolescence, would require significant renewals which would bolster demand for newer generation high-specification rigs in the foreseeable future.It is our intention that we establish this new aspect of rig ownership and chartering business as a core division. We look forward to timely delivery of the Rig and the commencement of operations so as to generate a stable and growing recurring income for the Group.”Mr Wong Teck Cheong, Managing Director of PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd, commented, “We are honoured that Marco Polo Marine has chosen and entrusted PPL Shipyard with the construction of its maiden offshore drilling rig. The jack-up rig order signifies the owner’s confidence in the jack-up rig market and their trust in our proven rig design and ability to deliver quality rigs on schedule and within budget. We have secured a total of 44 orders for the Pacific Class design jack ups since 2004, with 35 units delivered and in operation. Our proprietary ownership of the Pacific Class design, offers us the flexibility to provide custom-design turnkey solutions to meet the unique requirements of our clients and the field operators.Since the advent of the Pacific Class design, we have built rigs for several clients venturing into the offshore drilling business and today they are well established offshore drilling rig owners and contractors. We are impressed with Marco Polo Marine’s strong management and foresight and we are confident that they will reap success in this new aspect of rig ownership and chartering business.” read more
“The numbers of internally displaced persons currently sheltered at the UNMISS protection of civilians site in Bentiu are swelling,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said referring to the acronym for the UN Mission in the country.More than 12,000 civilians are currently seeking refuge, he noted. The majority of them are women and children.The figure comes one day after reports that opposition forces took control of the state capital, Bentiu. UNMISS today received reports that anti-Government forces are also now controlling Guit and Rubkona Counties in Unity State.UN military patrols also identified thousands of displaced civilians gathered in the vicinity of Bentiu Hospital and the compound of the UN World Food Programme (WFP).Later in the day, an UNMISS official confirmed that the Mission had managed to get all remaining civilians out of the hospital and into a safe location.Since the hostilities that erupted between the Government and opposition forces last December, an average of 75,000 civilians have found refuge from violence in UN bases across the country.UN ‘blue helmets’ conducted a number of patrols yesterday, including in Bentiu and Rubkona, where the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) headquarters was described as “empty” with a few SPLA soldiers deployed in Bentiu.Looting of shops by civilians in the state capital was also observed. The patrol also witnessed some 40 bodies on the streets in Bentiu, Mr. Dujarric said.Speaking to journalists yesterday in Juba, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said the number of people seeking shelter in Bentiu doubled over the past few days to at least 9,000 people.Mr. Lanzer said he felt “a certain sense of outrage”, as UNMISS, UN agencies and other aid agencies made efforts to deal with immediate consequences of the ongoing violence.About a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes due to the conflict. The UN continues to advocate with the country’s authorities for political and security solutions that will allow the displaced to return to their homes or seek abode in any other part of the country. read more