Dana hires NHV for helicopter services in North Sea

first_imgThe NHV Group, a helicopter services provider, has been awarded a new long-term contract with Dana Petroleum to provide helicopter services to its central and northern North Sea assets. Daily flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Triton FPSO in the Central North Sea and Western Isles FPSO in the East Shetland Basin for a period of five years, NHV said on Thursday.This also signals the start of NHV’s longest range scheduled flight using the H175 in support of the Western Isles FPSO. NHV will add another brand new H175 to its fleet in Aberdeen to support their new customer. The contract award has also created a number of employment opportunities at NHV’s Aberdeen base, the company added.NHV will support this project utilizing the H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type. The H175 is specifically designed to meet evolving mission needs in the oil and gas industry. The NHV Group ultimately will increase its fleet to 16 of these new-generation helicopters.NHV started operating out of Aberdeen at the beginning of 2016 and announced the opening of a new hangar, apron and passenger handling facilities in October 2016.Martin Lawson, Dana’s UK Operations Manager said: “Dana is pleased to award NHV with a five year aviation support contract that will provide us with the most up to date aircraft available. We are confident that NHV will deliver our aviation requirements across our North Sea assets in a safe, cost effective and fit for purpose way.”NHV’s base manager, Jamie John, commented: “We are delighted that Dana Petroleum have selected NHV to provide helicopter services to their North Sea operation. We are excited to begin this new partnership and look forward to supporting Dana’s operations in the North Sea.“A brand new H175 will be added to our Aberdeen base and has created a number of new employment opportunities. The start of this contract also allows us to showcase the capabilities of the H175, in what will be its longest range scheduled flight in support of the Western Isles FPSO.’’last_img read more


Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

first_imgHe didn’t even keep his stick for posterity.He gave it to one of the cadets cheering him on.“It was really cool. I think this whole experience has been pretty incredible. They did a great job,” Toffoli said. “The things that they do for the United States, all over the world, is pretty impressive. So, it wasn’t a very hard decision.”Toffoli put Los Angeles ahead 2-1 with 54 seconds remaining when he scored off a face-off, and then he added an empty-netter with 4.3 seconds left in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season.Teammates Anze Kopitar and Alex Iafallo encouraged Toffoli to get open after the Avalanche pulled their goaltender following Tofolli’s tie-breaking goal. Quick stopped the first two dozen shots he faced but he lost his stick in the final minute of the second period after two quick stops and while he was reaching for it, Samuel Girard sent the puck sailing over his right shoulder to tie it at 1.NOTES: The NHL announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor game on Feb. 20, 2021, at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of N.C. State in Raleigh. … This was the Avs’ second outdoor game and the Kings’ third. Los Angeles split its first two outdoor games, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (3-0 loss to Anaheim) in 2014 and at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in 2015 (2-1 win over San Jose). Colorado lost to the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in downtown Denver on Feb. 27, 2016. … This was the league’s 30th outdoor game. The other two this season were the Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 26 (Jets 2, Flames 1) and the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas (Stars 4, Predators 2). … This is the second outdoor game played at a service academy. Washington beat Toronto 5-2 at the Navy-Marine Crops Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 13, 2018. … The Kings have just one more road game this month, at Winnipeg on Tuesday night. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ February 15, 2020 By then, it was a frosty 26 degrees but felt like 17 with the wind chill and high humidity. The Kings won their second straight, improving to 4-12-1 since New Year’s Day.At 6,621 feet above sea level, this was the highest altitude ever for an NHL game. Unlike during the week when the rink was installed, the snow stayed away. It was 32 degrees with 66% humidity at puck drop with 6 mph winds. The temperature quickly dipped into the 20s.“I think having this outdoor game adds a little bit of adrenaline to the fact, so once you get out on the ice, you kind of forget about the altitude,” Kopitar said. “Until you get stuck out there for a long shift. But I think we managed it pretty well throughout the game. I don’t think anybody was too winded.”At least not after the first 10 minutes. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings’ 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons.The thundering jets’ flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts.Oh, and his three goals, the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick. More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “It would have been nice to see the Kings play from behind,” McKinnon said. “They were pretty passive after they got the lead. We blew a point, at least. I like our chances in overtime. If we’re a little more ready to bury those early, I had a couple of good looks myself I wish I would have scored on. A couple of rebound looks. It’s just unfortunate.” Despite the disappointments, McKinnon said he appreciated the atmosphere.“The coolest part was seeing the cadets and all the people who serve,” McKinnon said. “They had so much energy when we were coming in and out of the dressing room. That was really cool; it definitely stuck out for me.”Tofolli’s first goal came in the first period when Iafallo tipped Joakim Ryan’s shot, which went off the left post and slid across the crease where Toffoli tapped it. Country singer Sam Hunt serenaded the crowd from a stage near the fighter jet after the first period. “I think that’s the most nervous I’ve ever been putting the puck in an empty net in my life,” Tofolli said. “But it worked.”Aside from Tofolli’s hat trick, Kopitar said he took in many memorable moments in the NHL’s second service academy game.“We didn’t have the flyover in the first two (outdoor games) we played in in LA and San Jose, so I was looking forward to that,” Kopitar said. “Just the atmosphere around here. The setup was great. And getting the win at the end of the day, it certainly helps with the experience.“I guess the two Cali games weren’t as cold as this one, so that’s going to stick with me for a little bit,” Kopitar said. Toffoli said in the third period “we were all kind of looking at each other as we were lining up and we’re like, ‘Did the temperature go down that much?’” Associated Press Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick survived Colorado’s 15-shot flurry in the first period, when the Kings took a 1-0 lead at Falcon Stadium, where an F-16 fighter jet highlighted the north end of the field and cadets sat on the south side of the rink on either side of a runway complete with synchronized red lights.The Stadium Series game was a sellout — 43,574 fans, more than twice the capacity of the Pepsi Center some 60 miles north of the Air Force Academy.Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubaurer stopped 14 of 15 shots before leaving with a lower body injury after teammate Ian Cole slammed into him early in the third period and sent him tumbling. He was replaced by backup Pavel Francouz with 17 1/2 minutes remaining.“It sucks. I don’t know, hopefully he’s not out too long,” Colorado’s Nathan McKinnon said. “I haven’t talked to him yet. Just a frustrating, frustrating game.”The Avalanche outshot the Kings 33-23 and two power plays early on were wiped off within seconds by Colorado penalties.last_img read more


Former owners of Redskins, Twins have statues removed for racist history

first_imgThe #MNTwins removed the Calvin Griffith statue from Target Field this morning. pic.twitter.com/K044WNP7Ys— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 19, 2020″While we acknowledge the prominent role Calvin Griffith played in our history, we cannot remain silent and continue ignoring the racist comments he made in Waseca in 1978,” the Twins said in a statement. “His disparaging words displayed a blatant intolerance and disregard for the Black community that are the antithesis of what the Minnesota Twins stand for and value. “Our decision to memorialize Calvin Griffith with a statue reflects an ignorance on our part of systemic racism present in 1978, 2010 and today. We apologize for our failure to adequately recognize how the statue was viewed and the pain it caused for many people – both inside the Twins organization and across Twins territory. We cannot remove Calvin Griffith from the history of the Minnesota Twins, but we believe removal of this statue is an important and necessary step in our ongoing commitment to provide a Target Field experience where every fan and employee feels safe and welcome.” The Twins’ actions come amid still-heightened tensions in the Twin Cities following George Floyd’s death while in custody of Minneapolis police last month, and took place on Juneteenth – a holiday commemorating the day the U.S. government publicly declared slaves to be free on June 19, 1865. Marshall had a long-standing policy of refusing to sign black players for the majority of his ownership of the Redskins, which lasted from the franchise’s inception in Boston in 1932 until his death in 1969. The Redskins did not sign a black player until 1962 after being pressured by both the city and national government.  “We believe that injustice and inequality of all forms is reprehensible and we are firmly committed to confronting unequal treatment and working together toward healing our city and country,” Events DC, the convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, said in a statement. “Removing this statue is a small and and overdue step on the road to lasting equality and justice. MORE: ESPN’s Ryan Clark breaks down on ‘Get Up’ while discussing racism directed at his sonToday, Events DC removed the George Preston Marshall Memorial Statue at RFK Stadium. Read our full statement here https://t.co/2UPQtNMtuS⠀@eventsdcprez @EventsDCChair pic.twitter.com/LCH0LcQ6v3— Events DC (@TheEventsDC) June 19, 2020″Allowing the memorial to remain on the RFK campus goes against Events DC’s values of inclusion and equality and is a disturbing symbol to many in the city we serve.” The Marshall monument had previously been vandalized by protesters advocating the Redskins change the team name, viewed by many as disparaging towards Native Americans. Griffith, who moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota in 1961 and remained the Twins’ principal owner until 1984, was quoted by the Minneapolis Tribune as saying he relocated the franchise “when I found out you only had 15,000 blacks here.” The comments were made during a speech at a Lions club event in Waseca, Minnesota in 1978.  On the day citizens around the United States commemorated the liberation of slaves following the American civil war, statues of two former owners of prominent professional sports teams were taken down due to previous acts of racial injustice. The Minnesota Twins removed a monument of Calvin Griffin from the grounds of their home stadium of Target Field as a response to insensitive remarks he made about African-Americans during a speech in 1978. In the nation’s capital, Washington officials ordered the removal of a statue of George Preston Marshall that stood outside the Redskins’ former home of RFK Stadium. last_img read more


Wembley Murder Update

first_imgThe RCMP has still not released an official cause of death, in the Alberta Peace homicide last weekend, which resulted in the arrest of a Tumbler Ridge man.32 year old James Thomas McIntyre made a second court appearance yesterday in Grande Prairie, in connection with the death of a woman in Wembley.Dawn O’Donald, a 30 year old mother of three, was stabbed to death Saturday, in what the Beaverlodge Mounties have described as a domestic disturbance.- Advertisement -Her friends are paying tribute to her on a Facebook group and, a trust fund has been set up for her children.Funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow in Grande Prairie.last_img