PGS picks Google as data cloud provider in digitalization push

first_imgNorwegian seismic services provider PGS has selected technology giant Google as its preferred cloud provider.One of PGS’ seismic vessels; Source: PGSPGS said on Tuesday that this collaboration marked “a significant step by the company in the digital transformation of its business.”According to the firm, by harnessing Google’s cloud-based technologies and incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities into workflows, PGS will increase flexibility, scalability, and deliver more reliable data faster to customers.PGS president and CEO Rune Olav Pedersen said: “PGS sees a strategic advantage in enabling new ways of working with subsurface data that support our clients’ evolution of cloud-based analysis to achieve faster and better decisions.“We need shared data platforms with industry-wide access to achieve those goals. That’s why we have chosen Google Cloud Platform as it’s one of the largest networks in the world and one of the fastest. This move marks a milestone in our digital roadmap.“Data workflows, commercial models for MultiClient and collaboration with customers will ultimately benefit, and so will our operational efficiency.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Magma rising in Taal Volcano; ‘Big eruption’ still possible

first_imgPhivolcs director Renato Solidum. GMA NEWS “The frequent volcanic earthquakes and the increasing levels of sulfur dioxide were indications of magma movement, which may lead to a possible eruption,” Solidum explained. “Definitely may papaakyat na magma. May nagsusupply pa doon,” Solidum said in a press conference on Monday morning. “The increasing (volcanic) gas is an indication that there is magma that can be a cause of possible explosion.” According to Phivolcs director Renato Solidum, there was a rising magma in volcano that indicates that an explosion cannot still be ruled out despite the volcano being calm the past few days. Phivolcs has maintained the Alert level 4 in Taal Volcano, which means hazardous explosive eruption can be expected within hours or days./PN Solidum also raised concerns that Taal Volcano is now an “open system” with no obstructions in the crater in case it has a major eruption but the high-risk areas should be closely observed. MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that magma continues to deform the Taal Volcano island, a movement that can be an indication of possible explosive eruption. In case of eruption, a smaller plume at 3 to 5 kilometers in height can cause ash fall in Cavite but a major eruption creating ash columns higher than 5 kilometers will bring ash to Metro Manila, Laguna, and some parts of Rizal and northern Quezon, he said. Solidum added even if there’s only a steady steam emission and “infrequent weak explosions” that generated ash plumes as high at 500 to 100 meters, volcanic activities underground showed otherwise.last_img read more

Baseball Playoffs

first_imgJust as the weather turned cold, true to form baseball has reached their final playoffs.  The 4 teams left are the Kansas City Royals, the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Mets, and the Chicago Cubs.For 3 of these teams, it has been a while since they have been in the playoffs.  In the case of the Chicago Cubs, they have not been in the World Series since the early 1900’s.  Only Kansas City was there last year.  From this you would think they would be considered the favorites.  However, in Vegas you can get odds on any one of the 4 winning the World Series.  Just sit back, enjoy it, and wait for the final game.last_img read more

Bramble training with West Ham

first_img He made 51 appearances for the Black Cats after being signed for £1million from Wigan by then manager Steve Bruce during the summer of 2010. Bramble, who began his career at home-town club Ipswich, completed a big money move to Newcastle during the summer of 2002, but struggled to fulfil the potential in which then manager Sir Bobby Robson had invested so heavily. He left St James’ Park for free after five years and joined Wigan, where he rebuilt his reputation under Bruce. Titus Bramble is training with West Ham as he looks for a new club. The 31-year-old defender, who has been released by Sunderland, is understood to be training with the Hammers in a bid to maintain his fitness. Bramble’s contract at Sunderland expired at midnight on Sunday with the player having been told he would not be offered an extension. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Call on Retirement is Entirely up to Him: Watson on Dhoni

first_imgChennai: Lot has been said on issue of M.S. Dhoni’s retirement as it has swiftly become matter of debate in Indian cricket. Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson feels that the Ranchi stumper is still at the height of his powers and the decision to hang up his boots is entirely up to him.”He has still got the skill. But it is down to him to decide. He still moves incredibly well, runs hard between the wickets and has beautiful hands. Whatever he does, it will be the right thing because he knows what lies ahead,” Watson told reporters on Monday on the sidelines of an event here.The Aussie all-rounder, who has also played under Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings (CSK), praised Virat Kohli’s captaincy, saying he has done a great job with the Indian team.”He (Kohli) has done a great job with the Indian team. He has been playing so well in all formats. Whatever he is doing right now is certainly working and the team is responding to his leadership,” he added.When asked if India could dominate the cricket world the way Australia did under Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, he said: “it is going to be hard to replicate..but there is no reason why India can’t do it.””There is no doubt that India has got the depth in all facets… batting, bowling, and fielding. The depth in Indian cricket is incredibly strong. It has got the luxury of having someone like a Rohit Sharma opening the batting and scoring lots of runs. The depth in Indian cricket is incredible… I am sure this team can win away from home as well,” he added.Watson said that Australia has become a strong side after the return of Steve Smith and David Warner from ball-tampering bans.”The Australian team has had its issues in the last year or so. Now that Steve Smith and David Warner have come back and settled well, it has got a very strong team. There is a really good No.3 in Marnus Labuschagne, who did a great job during the Ashes. The fast bowlers are very good and there is depth in the department and Nathan Lyon is performing too. We have got strong depth,” Watson opined. IANS Also Read: Dhoni to Make Retirement Call When Time Comes: Shikhar DhawanAlso Watch:Hit-and-Run Case: One killed in Road Accident in Margheritalast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RCB vs MI: When and where to watch live action

first_imgNew Delhi: Jasprit Bumrah may be one of the finest T20 bowlers going around but on a batting friendly track at the Chinnaswamy aided by short side boundaries, it coukld put any bowler under pressure, feels AB de Villiers. Bumrah’s participation is doubtful due to his shoulder injury but RCB’s senior-most batsman said that even if MI fields their strike bowler, there are no guarantees of a sure shot result. “No one is perfect and yes Bumrah is a very good bowler but he is also not supposed to get it right all the time. Here the ground is not very huge and the wicket is more often than not good for the batters. For that matter, all the bowlers are under pressure here,” he told reporters on the eve of RCB’s first home encounter of the season against Mumbai Indians. Responding to a dismal start to the IPL, De Villiers said the team need to play better cricket than the last game, especially the batsmen.The condition of Jasprit Bumrah’s injured shoulder has certainly improved but there is still no certainty over India’s international’s participation in Mumbai Indians’ next IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. “As we all know, Bumrah was out there yesterday warming up and took a few catches. He has recovered well today and looks fit,” a member from Mumbai Indians’ management told reporters at the Chinnaswamy stadium here. “He will be assessed after today’s (training) session,” the official added.     Bumrah was seen bowling in the nets to the top-order batsmen for sometime. On Tuesday, he ran along with his team-mates for nearly 20 minutes and participated in a catching drill but did not bowl. He did some catching practice and looked comfortable.When and where to watch IPL 2019 RCB vs MI match?The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be broadcast live on Star Sports in eight languages, including Hindi and English. The RCB vs MI match will also be live streamed at Hotstar. The match will start at 8 pm on Monday at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. Complete squad:Royal Challengers Bangalore (from): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim SoutheeMumbai Indians (from): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Vegas no vacation for road trippin’ Badgers

first_imgGREG SCHMITZ/Herald photoLAS VEGAS — It wasn’t supposed to be this difficult for the Wisconsin football team. Entering the weekend as the fifth-ranked team in the nation, playing a mediocre team from a non-BCS conference starting a freshman at quarterback, the Badgers were supposed to show up at Sam Boyd Stadium, roll over the UNLV Rebels and let the large contingent of UW fans who made the trip west get back to the revelry of Las Vegas.Instead, UNLV gave Wisconsin all it could handle for nearly 60 minutes, but the Badgers were able to prevail 20-13 thanks to some late-game heroics from starting quarterback Tyler Donovan.Trailing 13-12 with 2:04 left in regulation, UW faced a first-and-15 on the UNLV 29-yard line. Coming out of a timeout, Donovan took the snap, faked a handoff to running back P.J. Hill and rolled to left on a naked bootleg. Avoiding UNLV linebacker Starr Fuimaono with a nice stiff arm, Donovan scampered a Darrell Bevell-esque 29 yards for the eventual deciding touchdown, covering the final four yards with a fully extended dive.”Great call by (offensive coordinator) Paul (Chryst) to bring out that naked (bootleg) there at the end, and it showed the athletic ability of Tyler to get that ball in the end zone,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said after the game.What helped make the bootleg work so perfectly was that the UNLV defense was focused on Hill. The Badgers running back had already rushed for 23 yards on the drive, and when he faked into the line, the defense bit, opening an entire side of the field for Donovan. “That’s a situation where we’re pounding the ball with P.J., and they can’t play both,” Donovan said. “Great call by coach Chryst to see it, and it was an opportunity to change the game and put the game away.”When UNLV quarterback Travis Dixon’s final pass attempt fell incomplete, Wisconsin had done just that.Both teams struggled with some shaky play on their first drives of the game, exchanging costly penalties which led to punts on both drives. On its second drive of the game, UNLV found its rhythm.Utilizing an array of passing and running plays out of its spread offense, UNLV drove 80 yards against the UW defense. After two rushing attempts were stuffed by the Wisconsin defensive line, Dixon put the Rebels in the lead for the first time with a perfectly placed touchdown pass to receiver Casey Flair in the back corner of the end zone.UW responded quickly, however, with its own touchdown pass. Donovan hit tight end Garrett Graham with a 3-yard touchdown pass to cap a 67-yard drive.On the ensuing extra point attempt, holder Ken DeBauche couldn’t handle the snap from Dave Peck, and kicker Taylor Mehlhaff never attempted the kick.”The snap and the hold didn’t allow Taylor to kick the ball. We missed that opportunity,” DeBauche said. “I’ll have to see it on film just to see what happened.”The kicking unit would get two more chances to redeem itself. Trailing 7-6, the Wisconsin offense took control of the ball with 4:52 left in the first half. Building on what has emerged as a trademark of the Bielema era at Wisconsin — scoring at the end of halves — the Badgers drove down the field and converted a 27-yard field goal as the first half ended.”It’s something we practice and emphasize,” Bielema said of the time-crunched scoring drives that have become routine with his teams. “We always want to end on a high note. Try to execute, and this is the second game in a row. I think we did it eight times last year. So it’s something we definitely emphasize, and it ended up being the difference in this ballgame.”UNLV came out firing on its first possession of the second half. On the first play of the drive, Dixon found Flair open downfield for a big 35-yard gain down to the UW 35-yard line. Three plays later, the Rebels were on the 10-yard line, looking for a touchdown. But the Wisconsin defense held its ground and limited UNLV to a field goal, giving the Rebels the lead again at 10-9.Still holding a one-point lead, UNLV took over at its own 42-yard line at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The Rebels looked poised to score, but after Dixon kept the ball for a four-yard gain, the redshirt freshman tried to make a deep throw down the left sideline. The pass sailed offline into the waiting arms of free safety Shane Carter, who returned the interception 32 yards to the Rebels’ 39.”That was the play of the game,” cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said. “Coach was telling us we needed to make a play, get a turnover and [Carter] responded.”After Hill ran twice for six yards and Donovan misfired on third down, Bielema sent Mehlhaff out to attempt a 51-yard field goal attempt.”I thought Taylor felt good, it was a 51-yarder, which was four yards under what we thought his max was,” Bielema said. “It probably would have cleared it from 55.”UNLV took the lead one more time on a 35-yard field goal by Sergio Aguayo, but all that did was set the stage for Donovan’s heroics.last_img read more

New networking app launched for alumni

first_imgThe Alumni Association has created an app in addition to the online “Fight Online” networking program to enhance networking for USC alumni. The app was updated in September and is now available for download.Originally, the Fight Online program allowed alumni to connect with other alumni, but it was only available online. Now, the mobile app will allow alumni to connect to it on a real-time, real-location basis. The new app portion will require alumni to sign up for it before being able to use it.Denise Lopez, senior director of alumni relations for the Alumni Association, described new features that are only available on the app.“The mobile app runs in a different way where you can go online and see other Trojans that are in the area,” Lopez said. “It geo-locates other alumni in the area to see if you can connect with Trojans nearby.”The app was created by the same company that developed the Game Day app for USC Athletics to allow for a streamlined process and line of apps for all of the Trojan Family.The app also allows includes special perks for alumni.“You can also search for Trojan businesses, and it will show you all the businesses so you can frequent USC businesses or you can go to the real estate section to see the list of Trojans that are real estate agents,” Lopez said. “Many businesses and Trojans opt in to have special offers for other Trojans only.”These perks would be available only for those using the mobile app.The Alumni Association hopes to have more members download the app during homecoming weekend. Lopez said that as of now, there are almost 3,000 alumni signed up with the networking program and the number is increasing.There have been several initiatives to increase awareness and membership for the new app. Lopez said the university has sent emails to registered alumni, placed posters to entrances around campus, run advertisements in Trojan Family magazine and given presentations about the app to large audiences.According to Lopez, the app will change the way alumni can network.“Before you would have no idea to know if you were sitting next to a Trojan on a bus,” Lopez said.last_img read more

USC tops UCLA in UCI Invitational final

first_imgThe last time the Women of Troy found themselves in an overtime thriller, Anni Espar netted her second goal of the game to secure the Women of Troy the 2013 NCAA National Championship title in a triple-overtime sudden death extravaganza against Stanford. And though the national title wasn’t on the line Sunday evening, USC’s chances of defending its UCI Invitational crown — and bragging rights — were.Take the lead · Senior two-meter Colleen O’Donnell scored six goals throughout the four games of the UCI Invitational, including two goals in the championship game against UCLA, which put USC ahead 5-3. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanStanding in the way of retaining that title was crosstown rival No. 3 UCLA.After demolishing Cal State Bakersfield 21-1 in the opening round of the tournament Saturday morning behind a combined five-goal effort by the Haralabidis twins —  freshmen drivers Ioanna (3) and Stephania (2) — the Women of Troy found themselves in a rematch with No. 10 Cal State Northridge.In USC’s first meeting with the Matadors earlier this month, senior goalie Flora Bolonyai tallied 10 saves during a spectacular performance that led to the sixth shutout in program history in a 13-0 victory. Even though the Matadors were able to find their way onto the scoreboard this time, Bolonyai repeated with another stellar outing, recording 12 saves in just three periods of work as USC earned a 12-5 triumph.A strong Saturday in the pool earned the Women of Troy a spot in the semifinals, where they faced No. 4 California Sunday morning.Jumping out to a quick first period 4-1 lead, the Trojans never allowed the Golden Bears to gather any momentum. USC entered intermission with a 6-3 advantage and gave up no ground in the second half.Stephania Haralabidis — who logged her first career four-goal game — continued her offensive prowess as she scored four goals in USC’s 12-7 victory over Cal. On Monday, she was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Week after leading the Women of Troy with 10 goals throughout the four-game tournament.“Stephania was excellent against Cal,” said 12-time National Coach of the Year Jovan Vavic. “She is a young player, but this girl is going to be an Olympian for sure. When she gets more comfortable in our system and starts playing more [freely], without too much thinking, she is going to be an unbelievable player.”After UCLA stunned No. 2 Stanford by registering a 9-6 sweep of the Cardinal in the other semifinal matchup, the stage was set for a dramatic finish.The Women of Troy entered the game with an unblemished record of 11-0, largely thanks to incredible offensive production throughout the season so far. But the dynamic Bruin play style turned the championship game into a defensive battle.The Blue and Gold got on the board first, gaining a 2-0 lead before senior two-meter Madeline Rosenthal ripped one in to close out the first period, number 15 of the young season for the Miami native.In the second half, senior two-meter Colleen O’Donnell propelled USC to a 5-3 lead with back-to-back scores of her own.As time was winding down in the fourth period, the determined Bruins cut into the lead with just under two minutes to play. As Trojan fans began to celebrate, UCLA plugged in another goal with just five seconds remaining in regulation to even the score and force overtime.“It was disappointing for us to have a two-goal lead with just a couple minutes to go and let them get back into it,” Vavic said. “We relaxed. We got the lead, and we stopped attacking. We made some defensive errors, and we just didn’t finish the game when we had a chance to do so.”With momentum in their favor, the Bruins continued their scoring streak — recording the lone goal in the first period of overtime to take a 6-5 lead. But this would not last long.In the second period, junior two-meter Eike Daube was determined to keep the undefeated season alive. Just 42 seconds in, Daube rocketed a shot across the goal, which found its way into the net to even the score. Daube’s day was not finished there.Just after the U.S. Junior National Team member tied it up, Daube tacked on another one with a skip shot to pull the Women of Troy ahead, 7-6. Terrific Trojan defense followed, giving USC the title of UCI Invitational champions once again.“Eike came through in the second overtime, and this is her best overall performance as a Trojan,” Vavic said. “Whenever there is a little bit of adversity, it’s great to see someone like Eike step up.”Daube’s stellar play throughout the tournament, which included three goals against Cal in the semifinals in addition to her late heroics against UCLA, earned the title of MPSF Player of the Week.The tournament was USC’s first tough competition of the year and Vavic treated it as a great learning experience.“I learned that we are really tough,” Vavic said. “We stayed together when we were challenged. We are going to be a tough team to beat this year.”Next up for the Women of Troy is a trip to Tempe, Ariz., where USC will face Arizona State in its first MPSF event of the season.last_img read more

Women of Troy split weekend series in Washington

first_imgThe women’s soccer team defeated Washington State on Thursday before falling to Washington on Sunday.The Women of Troy faced a  top-25 squad in Washington State and came out victorious. Junior midfielder Morgan Andrews scored the                     game-winning goal with just 12 minutes remaining. The goal was Andrews’s third in four games.By earning 11 corner kicks and taking 20 shots, USC put a tremendous amount of pressure on Wazzu. The Cougars eventually conceded, and the Women of Troy walked away from Pullman with an important conference win.This was a massive win against a quality opponent, as the Cougars had just one loss heading into the contest.The Women of Troy had not lost since their early September clash with North Carolina, and they brought plenty of momentum with them to Seattle for the match against Washington.The Huskies are another elite team from the Pac-12 North and figured to provide a real test for USC.In the end, Washington edged out USC 1-0. Despite the fact that the Women of Troy were nipping at the Huskies’ heels after falling behind, they could not find an equalizer.Goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme continued her outstanding run of form, as she made five stops against Washington after making four against Washington State.USC has not conceded more than two goals in a game since Keidane McAlpine took over the head coaching duties, which shows just how defensively adept this team has been.USC exhibit excellent discipline when they do not have the ball, always staying organized and working as a unit.The Women of Troy are obviously very skilled in possession as well, but their defensive prowess is what makes them a legitimate national title contender.The loss to Washington may hurt in the short term — especially because the only goal of the game came via a penalty kick — but this team has shown the ability to bounce back time and time again.After losing to Florida State, the Women of Troy took care of business against UC Riverside. After losing two games on a road trip to North Carolina, the team went on a six-game tear without losing.The undefeated streak came sputtering to a halt in Seattle, but this USC team challenged a quality opponent in Washington — and did so on the road.The Women of Troy have two wins and a loss in conference play. The team will now prepare for its upcoming matches against Arizona State and Arizona at McAlister Field.last_img read more