Kongsberg has entered into agreement with Rolls-Royce to acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine.The transaction is structured as an acquisition by Kongsberg of the marine products, systems and aftermarket services businesses carried out by subsidiaries of Rolls-Royce.The transaction does not include Bergen Engines nor Rolls-Royce’s Naval Business.The parties have agreed a value of GBP 500 million (on a cash and debt free basis and with working capital at an agreed level).The final purchase price, will be determined based on Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine’s cash, debt and working capital at time of completion of the transaction.“The acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine makes us a more complete supplier to the maritime industry. The maritime industry is becoming increasingly globalized and is undergoing considerable technological and market driven changes. With this acquisition we will strengthening our strategic position with shipowners, shipyards and other customers and partners,” says Geir Håøy, CEO and president of Kongsberg.“This deal is good news for Rolls-Royce and Kongsberg and comes at a time when the maritime industry is at the dawn of a new and exciting era where digital and electrical technologies will transform shipping. Rolls-Royce has been responsible for leading many of those technological advancements, and with combination of great people, market leading technology and a desire by Kongsberg to take this business to the next level, I’m sure that this business will prosper in the years to come,” says Mikael Makinen, Rolls-Royce president, Commercial Marine.Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine has experienced considerable reductions in activity levels due to challenging market conditions within offshore related activity. A main priority going forward is ensuring profitability, and at the same time being an industry innovation leader. The acquisition will also strengthen Norwegian ownership in the Norwegian maritime cluster, whilst the company will have a stronger Nordic and international position.Kongsberg will finance the acquisition through a combination of new equity and a new bond loan. The purchase price will be paid in cash upon completion of the transaction.Subject to regulatory clearance, the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine is expected to be completed in first quarter of 2019.
Chelsea will assess Ramires ahead of the derby with Fulham.The midfielder missed Saturday’s 2-1 win against Wigan because of illness but it is hoped that he will be available for the Easter Monday clash at Craven Cottage.John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, who all missed the Wigan game, will also be checked to see if they can rejoin the Blues squad.Skipper Terry is nursing a rib injury, while Lampard has a thigh problem and Cole recently suffered a twisted ankle.See also:Last-ditch Mata gives Chelsea victoryChelsea showed their strength, insists bossFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
MC Mary Kom is exhausted. After the Olympic bronze win on August 8, she has been pursued relentlessly by the media. Magazines are writing paeans to her success, even as she does the rounds of TV studios, for interviews with talk show hosts and sports commentators who’re only too happy,MC Mary Kom is exhausted. After the Olympic bronze win on August 8, she has been pursued relentlessly by the media. Magazines are writing paeans to her success, even as she does the rounds of TV studios, for interviews with talk show hosts and sports commentators who’re only too happy to celebrate India’s newest sporting icon.Her media managers have been able to squeeze us in for a shoot on August 15-a day after Mary and her family returned from London. It’s apparent that she hasn’t had a minute of peace. She takes an involuntary nap in the make-up chair between taking questions, oblivious to her managers who’ve worked themselves into a frenzy, negotiating endorsement deals and cover interviews that will decide the fate of Brand Mary. The 29-year-old boxer, who won a bronze at the London Olympics in the 51-kg category, is trying on her star persona like a pair of new shoes. Initially reluctant to step out of her room in a gown and make-up, she’s soon making a game face at the camera. “Want me to pose like a model?” she asks an impromptu audience, who instantly whip out cameras and phones to capture the five-time world champion’s lighter moments. These days Mary has a lot of these-she laughs easily, showers her five-year-old twin boys with affection and looks incredibly like a teenager with errant blonde streaks and little English and Indian flags painted onto her nails.”Life is very different now, but not in a negative way,” says the serene Onler Kom, 38, husband, mentor and solid rock of support to his superstar wife. Her twins Rengpa and Nai Nai constantly run into the shots, demanding their mother’s attention, angry at the world for not letting her be. Not that Mary minds. After 12 long years of struggle and relative anonymity, she’s declared that this is her time to shine. When asked how she deals with the constant intrusions, she only shrugs and says, “I have to do it. Now’s not the time to push the media away.” To really understand Brand Mary one must decode the Indian psyche. While on the one hand, there’s joy in finding icons outside of the staple celeb arenas of movies and cricket, there’s also the palpable fear of losing the adoration just as quickly. It’s not something however, that the indomitable Mary fears. While waiting for yet another felicitation ceremony to begin, she explains in her halting English why this recent surge in popularity is so surreal. “I had no support, no opportunity, no sponsors backing me for most of my career,” she says without the slightest hint of bitterness, “But I knew a medal would change everything.” Well aware of the fleeting nature of fame, she’s making the most of her new-found image.Mary’s previous achievement-winning four consecutive golds at World Championships-is not just about achieving an impressive medal haul. It was this feat that, in part, influenced the selection of women’s boxing as an Olympic sport in the London Games. She’s won a medal in every edition of the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA) women’s world boxing championships since its inception, thus putting India firmly on the boxing map. Why then did it take so long for the rest of India to wake up to her potential?”Mary’s always been an excellent competitor. Now that she’s got the Olympic validation, I hope that the market does not remain blind to her qualities as a sportsperson,” says senior sportswriter Sharda Ugra. Under the constant glare of media attention, the market too has begun to thaw. Mary, who’s made boxing look sexy, now rakes in Rs 40 lakh per endorsement, almost double the amount she was worth earlier. Supermom, wife, fearless fighter-she’s has turned into an exceptionally marketable icon overnight, and it’s her underdogbeats-all-odds approach that makes her most attractive. “This is reflective of how middle class India thinks. Mary is Million Dollar Baby meets Raging Bull,” says Joji George, CEO, Percept Sports and Entertainment. Mary’s potential brand value then lies in her winning despite the system, in her struggle against the apathy of the Indian state towards women’s boxing in particular and non-cricket sport in general. It’s also a remarkable story of overcoming the disadvantages of hailing from a remote, neglected corner of the country like Manipur and altering -society’s perception of what an aggressive, determined woman can achieve.Her journey, from the jhum fields of Kanagthei near Imphal to the boxing ring at the London Olympics is already the stuff of legend. Faster and stronger than all the boys she grew up around, Mary’s raw determination saw her rise from a life of poverty and denial, to reach the doorstep of Ibomcha Singh, a legendary godfather of boxers from Manipur. Initially rejected for being too small and fragile, she famously wept outside Singh’s training centre until he took her in. “I had no one to guide me,” says Mary of her initial years of struggle, “I took up boxing out of sheer interest and to help my parents financially.” She was by turn a javelin thrower and a sprinter, before boxer Dinko Singh’s Asian Games gold in 1998 caught her attention. While a secure government job was also a spur, the gold rush that began with her first few outings as a boxer firmly established her champion credentials. Her parents, uneasy with her chosen discipline, were convinced that a bruised face would bring no marriage proposals. But her hunger for the sport, and a better life soon overrode those concerns and father Tonpa Kom was forced to relent. A combination of natural talent and willpower saw her become a local hero in almost no time. Internationally too, Mary won gold repeatedly in the 46 and then 48 kg weight categories (see timeline). But the nation paid little attention.The Olympic medal however has changed all that. “It was a much needed passport towards her recognition,” says Neerav Tomar, CEO and MD of IOS Sports and Entertainment. As Mary’s commercial manager, Tomar is upbeat about her success as a brand. “She’s a complete package,” he says. Her great selling point is her humble, salt-of-the-earth image that’s being mined to earn her endorsement deals with banks, cement firms and health drink companies. A large number of them belong to the North-east. There’s also a book deal in the offing, adds Tomar, as well as a tie-up with Raj Kundra and Sanjay Dutt’s Super Fight League as an ambassador for the television show.Well into her third shoot of the day, Mary is a trooper smiling through the pain of a recent tooth extraction. Unlike her fellow Olympian Saina Nehwal, also a bronze medallist, Kom has been sidelined for years and not least because of the State’s stinging apathy towards the North-east. “We look like the Chinese, no? But heart is Indian,” she’s said often in interviews about her Manipuri ethnicity. While she maybe considered less glamourous than the Saina-Sania duo, her story is one that resonates across the board.Twelve years, twelve gold medals. Three weight categories and a C-section to boot. Kom’s stats read like an A-grade report card. Charles Atkinson, a star coach sanctioned to her by the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) and the Sports Ministry calls her “the best student I’ve ever had.” Punching well above her weight, Kom never let anyone think that she’d bitten off more than she could chew. She matured with Atkinson at the helm, who turned her into a force to reckon with. “Mary was a very dangerous opponent by the end,” he says. To reach her target weight of 51 kg, Mary upped her food intake and trained harder than usual, building strength in her legs and upper body. She was also landing more lethal blows instead of a series of smaller punches. But her fiery metabolism would not allow any weight to stick and what she put on was mostly muscle, something her sculpted arms bear testimony to.”She was about half a kilo lighter than what I would’ve like her to be,” says Atkinson about the disappointing semi-final bout against Britain’s Nicola Adams. He bristles at the suggestion that Mary was outclassed. “I’ve watched that match several times and I can honestly say that Mary was the better fighter. Adams only won because she fought defensively and didn’t pick a physical fight. Mary played the eventual gold medalist and didn’t get a scratch on her. That’s saying a lot.”Mary Kom will continue to fight the fight. If her followers, biographers and managers are to be believed, winning for the country will remain her top priority. “Mary won’t be carried away with the momentum of the fame industry,” says Ugra. Besides her sporting achievements, Mary’s lasting legacy will may well be the next crop of young boxers she hopes to train in her academy. “I’m a very strict teacher,” she laughs. Barely an inch taller than her eager pupils ‘Madame Mary’ is providing a much needed springboard for 37 children from deprived backgrounds to make it big through boxing. Sixteen of them are girls. The epynomous academy based in Langol, lacks in infrastructure, such as an indoor boxing ring and gear, but an award of Rs 75 lakhs and two acres of land by the Sports Ministry announced right after she won the medal has provided an incentive to do much more. “We want to create an academy that matches international standards where these children can train and study free of cost,” Onler says.The recent adulation has also made her re-think her plans for retirement. While sports pundits may not foresee another medal for her in 2016, she says she is preparing for a comeback. There’s also the matter of protecting her image as five-time-world champion; by 2016, there will be a few dozen more like Adams challenging her.”India had a first mover advantage in women’s boxing that we failed to capitalise on beyond Mary. The world stage has grown so much that she will have to compete harder to win,” says mentor and OGQ CEO Viren Rasquinha.Legend is too weighty a word to describe someone who’s only still 29. Yet Mary’s is already a tale worth turning into celluloid gold. “I’m happy that people will know my story,” she says of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s decision to make a film on her life. Quite a character is how coach Charles Atkinson describes her. Tomar on his part is dreaming big and wants to rope in Danny Boyle to make a documentary on her. No matter who narrates the story, Mary’s already a bonafide star. Path to gloryBorn March 1Spent her early years working on Jhum fields.Moved to Imphal’s Dimjati High School, developed an interest in boxing.Trained with a host of coaches.Made her international debut at the Aiba Championship in the US. Won a silver.Won Arjuna Award.Marries Onler Kom at 22.Was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.Carried the Queen’s baton at the Commonwealth Games.Qualified for the Olympics.Won Olympic Bronze.advertisementadvertisementadvertisement
Monday marked the 18th anniversary of Tracy McGrady’s first game back in Toronto after leaving the Raptors to sign with Orlando. Booed all night by a capacity crowd, McGrady scored 24 points as the Magic won 104-101.UP NEXTMagic: Host New York on Wednesday.Raptors: At Brooklyn on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Danny Green scored a season-high 29 points, Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka each had 15 and the Toronto Raptors clinched their sixth Atlantic Division title Monday night, rallying from a double-digit deficit to beat the Magic 121-109.“We’ve got to know who we are,” Clifford said. “We ain’t scoring 115 every night. We don’t have that kind of roster. We have to defend, whether we’re scoring or not.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe win also means Toronto can finish no lower than second in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors began the day three games behind Milwaukee for first.Green piled up the points despite jamming his left thumb in the first quarter. X-rays were negative but Green was not available following the game because he had left to undergo additional testing. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives between Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) and center Khem Birch (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Even though his team was ahead by seven points after the opening quarter, Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford didn’t like what he’d seen on defense.Turns out he was right to be worried.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants “We had played them three other times where they didn’t get to 100,” Clifford said. “They had more readiness tonight than we did.”Toronto trailed by 11 points early in the second before turning the game around with a 31-10 rally before halftime. The Raptors pulled away after the break, leading by as many as 24.“They picked up the intensity late in that second quarter and we never really responded,” Fournier said. “It’s that simple.”Nikola Vucevic had 13 points and 13 rebounds, but the Magic lost for the second time in three games after winning their previous six. Fournier scored 21 points.“We just didn’t play good defense all game long,” Vucevic said.Orlando remained a half-game behind Miami for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.The three teams ahead of Orlando all lost Monday. Miami lost at Boston, Brooklyn lost at home to Milwaukee and Detroit lost at Indiana.Asked whether he paid attention to the Magic’s closest competitors, Fournier lifted his cellphone to reveal an NBA scoreboard.“It’s impossible not to look,” he said. “We’re the ninth seed right now, so we have to look at other teams.”Toronto won its fourth straight and improved to 31-9 at home. Only Milwaukee (32) has more home wins this season. Green connected on 11 of 15 attempts, going 7 of 10 from 3-point range, before sitting out the final quarter.“He’s an elite shooter,” Orlando’s Evan Fournier said. “That’s what he’s known for.”First-year coach Nick Nurse said he was proud to help hang another banner in Toronto.“There’s a lot of satisfaction in it,” he said. “I know it doesn’t mean a lot in this day and age but it’s not every day you win a division. That’s a thumbs up, man.”Marc Gasol scored 13 points and Kyle Lowry had 12 as the Raptors snapped a two-game losing streak against the Magic.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James out for Fiba World Cup, says 2020 Olympics ‘possibility’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Up 36-29 after one, Orlando led 42-31 on Fournier’s basket at 10:22 of the second before Toronto responded. The Raptors took their first the lead on a four-point play by Gasol at 1:49 and were up 62-52 at halftime.“Once our offense stopped clicking, they took a big lead,” Vucevic said.TIP-INSMagic: Orlando shot 12 for 33 from 3-point range. … Wes Iwundu shot 7 for 7 and scored 16 points. … Canadian Khem Birch scored 11 points off the bench. Birch is from Montreal. … Former Raptors guard Terrence Ross shot 2 for 10 and scored six points.Raptors: Leonard paid tribute to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle with a message on his shoes. Hussle was fatally shot Sunday outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood. … F OG Anunoby (concussion) missed his third straight game. … Toronto’s 29-point defeat at Orlando last Dec. 28 is its most lopsided loss of the season.DAN THE MANGreen made his first five shots and scored 16 points in the first, going 4 of 5 from long range. Green’s previous high this season was 24, set against Memphis on Jan. 19, when he made a career-high eight 3-pointers. He scored a career-high 33 against Phoenix on April 11, 2014.HARDWARE HAULToronto F Chris Boucher picked up a pair of G League awards Monday, winning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. He’s the first player to win both awards in the same season, and the first international player to be named MVP. Boucher, 26, is from Montreal. 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Watford injury chief unsure of Welbeck prognosisby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford’s head of injury prevention and rehabilitation Alberto Leon says the club are waiting on a prognosis for Danny Welbeck’s ankle injury.The striker lasted only a few minutes before being substituted during last Saturday’s draw with Watford”We are waiting on the report from one of the specialists,” said Leon.”We did a first report and it’s not the best news but we are waiting for this opinion. We will decide in a few days what we are going to do with the rehab.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsIn Toronto three young First Nations women have died in separate incidents and all under suspicious circumstances. But according to some, the cases are not being taken seriously by Toronto police.APTN’s Delaney Windigo reports.
Ohio State Football had its annual Pro Day on Friday to showcase the speed, strength and precision of NFL hopeful seniors. Buckeyes including running back Brandon Saine, linebackers Ross Homan and Brian Rolle, wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, guard Justin Boren, and defensive backs Jermale Hines and Devon Torrence looked to improve on their marks from the NFL combine. And in most cases, they did. The players worked out in front of NFL scouts, families, and Coach Jim Tressel. Tressel is in the middle of a current NCAA investigation for allegedly failing to report e-mails from attorney and former Buckeye football player Christopher Cicero, indicating players sold football memorabilia to Eddie Rife, the owner of Fine Line Ink Tattoos. Tressel’s failure to report the e-mails is in violation of both his contract with OSU and NCAA Bylaw 10.1. The university conducted a self-report on the infractions, and is awaiting the results of a report from the NCAA. OSU notified the NCAA of Tressel’s violation Feb. 3 after becoming aware of the Jan. 13 violation. Early results of the 40-yard dash were an improvement for Rolle and Homan. Rolle ran a 4.56 at the combine, and improved that to a 4.51 at OSU’s Pro Day. Homan ran a 4.68 at the combine and improved to 4.60 at Pro Day. Homan talked about the difference between his experience at the NFL Combine and OSU’s Pro Day. “There is pressure, but at the combine, it’s a lot more heightened, you have all 32 teams in the stands, it’s a bigger stage,” Homan said. Present at OSU’s Pro Day were scouts from all teams except three; the Arizona Cardinals, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks. To no one’s surprise, former Ohio track star, Brandon Saine, posted the fastest time of the day with a 4.40, an improvement on his 4.43 time at the NFL combine. Saine talked about the speed difference between himself now, and when he won the high school state championship in track. “I like to think I’m faster; I’m stronger. If I could race my former self, I don’t know who would win,” Saine said jokingly. Sanzenbacher seemed to gain the most of any prospect today as he answered a lot of questions about his speed. He ran a 4.48 at OSU’s Pro Day. “I’ve been working on it every day. My goal from the beginning was to try and touch four-four, wherever it was,” Sanzenbacher said. “Speed is probably one of the biggest questions withme, I think you can only control things that there’s questions about when you are going into Pro Day. Speed was a big thing.” Cameron Heyward, OSU’s top prospect, did not participate in workouts while he is still recovering from January surgery.
A fire in a dormitory at the youth team training centre of Flamengo FC in Brazil has left 10 people dead.The fire occurred at Ninho do Urubu, which is a training ground of Flamengo’s in Rio de Janeiro and accommodates teenage players.The facility had only been opened two months ago after undergoing an expansion before the fire broke out earlier today.10 people have died as a result of the incident with three teenagers understood to be in a serious condition in the hospital.“The kids from the Flamengo youth team were sleeping there at the time,” Firefighter Douglas Henaut told Globo News.Local media reports that six of the victims were just young players with the other four being employees at Ninho de Urubu.Brazilian outlet G1 has named the first fatalities as Christian Esmerio, who played as a goalkeeper, and Arthur Vinicius, who was only 14 years old.Francisco Diogo Bento Alves and Jonathan Cruz Ventura, both 15, and Cauan Emanuel Gomes Nunes, 14, have been named as the three teenage boys in hospital.The fire took over two hours to get under control after it first broke out at 5:10 AM (8:10 AM CET).Currently, there has been no word yet on how fire came about in the first place.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Flamengo is in mourning,” wrote a message on Flamengo’s Twitter.Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, who came through the youth ranks at Flamengo and left the club for Spain last summer in a €46m deal, also sent his condolences.“What sad news! Praying for everyone! Strength, strength, strength,” Vinicius wrote on Twitter.Flamengo legend Zico posted on Instagram: “What a tragedy this is with the Flamengo base. What a shock to receive this news here on the other side of the world.“That it was a fatality. May God comfort the relatives who lost their children, grandchildren, brothers, nephews, relatives.“Boys who dreamed of a future in their lives and many, no doubt, in helping their families. Let everything be sorted out, for such tragedy can not be left blank. Lives are gone. May the Black-Red Nation have the strength and faith to overcome this moment.”Ten dead following blaze at #Flamengo football academy in #Rio#Brazil pic.twitter.com/Wg3SJ0YyZY— Ruptly (@Ruptly) February 8, 2019
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 2, 2016 – Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 met with the contestants of the 2016 Miss Helena Jones Robinson High School. The pageant which is in its 3rd year, will take place on Saturday November 5th, 2016 and was launched as a part of the schools calendar of events. The theme of this year’s pageant is “Our Heritage” and there are 8 contestants from Forms 3-5.While addressing the group, the Deputy Governor reminded: “The road to success is paved with many obstacles, but the key is to remain determined and to persevere. As young ladies you are reminded to always carry yourself in such a manner that exudes poise and grace. Your high school and college years will later become a part of your legacy as such it is important that maximize every opportunity that is presented to you.”“The purpose of your participation in this pageant is not to win a title or a trophy, but to have an opportunity to publicly display yourselves and your schools in a positive manner. I would hope that this pageant will help to motivate and to build confidence in your public speaking and leadership amongst other areas.”“I commended the principal and staff of the school on ensuring the continuation of this event and am happy to have assisted in providing sponsorship for this years’ trophies and awards. I encourage both students and members of the public to give their full support and wish the contestants and school much success.”In closing she added; “I would someday as well like to see a Mr. H.J. title being added to the slate of events as well.”