Lundin set to drill another Barents Sea well

first_imgOil company Lundin has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill an exploration well off Norway with the Ocean Rig-owned Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig. The 7219/12-3 S well is located in production license 533, located in the Barents Sea offshore Norway, where Lundin is the operator.The PSA has now given its consent to Lundin to drill the exploration well 7219/12-3 S, the safety agency said on Wednesday. Lundin received a drilling permit for this well from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in early November.Drilling is scheduled to begin in December 2017, with a duration of 50 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.The well is to be drilled by Leiv Eiriksson, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type, owned by Ocean Rig and operated by Rig Management Norway.Leiv Eiriksson was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2008.Earlier on Wednesday, Lundin revealed it had completed the drilling of exploration well 7219/12-2 on the Hufsa prospect in PL533 in the southern Barents Sea. A non-commercial gas discovery was made in the main well while the sidetrack was dry.  Once these wells are plugged and abandoned, the rig will move on to the next well.last_img

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Alphaliner: Carriers to Get First Blockchain System in Mid-2018

first_imgA start-up company established in July 2017, 300cubits, plans to be the first to launch an actual blockchain application for the container shipping market, according to Alphaliner.The company aims to roll out a booking deposit system on June 15, 2018, which would use blockchain technology and a dedicated crypto currency to address the problem of cargo “no-shows” and “rollovers”.300cubits claims these are the key challenges in the container shipping industry as 25%-30% of the carriers’ bookings never show up and rolling always happens in the most inconvenient time, Alphaliner writes.The company plans to distribute its own crypto-currency, named “TEU tokens”, to industry participants as the first step in getting stakeholders to adopt the new system. The company started given out TEU tokens to the industry participants at no cost on February 1, 2018.“The container shipping industry has been slow in adopting new technology and widespread scepticism remains about the viability of such initiatives,” Alphaliner informed.Initiated by a Hong Kong-based company, 300cubits would provide the TEU token for the industry to use as booking deposit through Booking Deposit Module, a cloud-based system built on blockchain.last_img

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Calderdale Council: Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme on Display

first_imgProgress with work to protect local people and businesses from flooding will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Flooding Scrutiny Panel set for today. Commenting the latest news, Cllr Geraldine Carter, Chair of the Panel, said: “Protecting Calderdale communities from the terrible impacts of flooding is such a vital part of what the Council and partner organizations do, so we encourage people to come along to hear the latest updates.”Topics up for discussion include the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme, which was developed in partnership with Calderdale Council, the local community and partner organisations like the Environment Agency to help provide better protection for local people and businesses.Work on the Scheme is in full swing and it’s due for completion in winter 2019/20. The Panel will discuss the work that has already been carried out, the next steps and the traffic management which is needed throughout the delivery of the Scheme, looking to take forward the lessons learned to make it as effective as possible.The Flooding Scrutiny Panel will also discuss progress on the work carried out by the Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Partnership, and in its oversight and delivery of the Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Program.The meeting will take place today, from 6pm, at Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd.last_img

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Canada issues Chikungunya warning to travellers

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrintTravel Canada issues Chikungunya warning to travellers by: – August 18, 2014 Share 275 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share OTTAWA, Canada (CMC) – Canada has warned travellers to the Caribbean to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the spread of the Chikungunya disease continues across the region.“Consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic at least six weeks before you travel,” said the Public Health Agency of Canada in its latest travel update on the virus.The agency warned that transmission of the virus has also spread to countries in Central and South America and the United States.It also said several other countries have reported cases in individuals who have travelled to some of these affected areas.The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in its most recent update says the number of new cases of the Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean increased by nearly 38,000 with the Dominican Republic having the most cases.The Dominican Republic accounted for 26,012 of the new cases in the Caribbean and more than half of all cases, with an overall total of 307,933, according to PAHO.Caribbean Media Corporationlast_img

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Signman X-Men takes Game 1

first_imgX-Men Warming Up. Photo credit: Mickey JosephResult of the game played in Domlec Premier Division in the Lime National Basketball League. As a result of the suspension of the Division 1 there was only one game played last night (Friday) at the Lindo Park between the defending champions Signman X-Men and No Look . NewsSports Signman X-Men takes Game 1 by: – August 27, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share 21 Views   no discussionscenter_img Signman X-Men had a comfortable win over No Look to go one (1) up in the best of 3 series. The scores Signman X-Men 64 points to No Look 51 points, top scoring for X-Men were Peter Ricketts 14 pts, Simon Joseph 13 pts and Davidson Toulon 12 pts while Bernard Mills had a game high 23 points supported by Garth Joseph with 17 points. Share Tweet Games will continue with former champions Gatorade Blazers playing 2011 Ballarama Champions Dragon Stout Pros at 8.30pm at the Massacre Hard Court. Mickey Joseph Dominica Amateur Basketball Associationlast_img

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‘Work Batesville’ draws hundreds

first_imgBatesville, In. — Officials say 275 people attended the “Work Batesville” job fair organized by the city of Batesville, Batesville Chamber of Commerce and the Batesville Rotary Club. Exit surveys reveal the people were from Batesville, Sunman, Milan, Shelbyville, Greensburg, Connersville, Cincinnati and more.Thirty-one companies from the healthcare, education, hospitality, transportation, administrative and arts and entertainment industries presented information about opportunities and conducted face-to-face interviews.“We are truly pleased with the turnout and the wonderful feedback from both the jobseekers and the companies,” said Chamber Executive Director Anna Ibold. “It thrills us to connect those looking for work with these notable companies who contribute so much to the success of Batesville!” If you’re in the market for a new career visit the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce website or “Batesville Jobs” on Facebook.”last_img

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Barca v Bayern another chapter in battle between Germany’s top keepers

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Suarez agrees Atletico terms Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen took on Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer in a public row last year over the Germany goalkeeper’s jersey.The confrontation will be played out in Friday’s Champions League quarter-final. Only Lionel Messi can rival Ter Stegen, 28, for the title of Barca’s most decisive player in the last few seasons, but his heroics for his club have not been enough to overhaul Neuer, 34, on the international stage.Neuer was sidelined for eight months in the build-up to the 2018 World Cup but slid right back into the team at Ter Stegen’s expense in time for the tournament in Germany’s worst display since 1938 as they crashed out in the group stage.But Neuer remained Germany’s number one and captain, even as they underperformed in the UEFA Nations League and Euro 2020 qualifiers.Ter Stegen finally snapped in September after sitting on the bench against Northern Ireland and the Netherlands, saying: “Not playing was a tough blow and it’s not easy to find an explanation.”Neuer was the first to strike his team mate down, saying Ter Stegen’s comments did not help team unity. The Barca keeper curtly responded that it was not up to Neuer to dictate how he should feel.In spite of a couple of high profile errors, Neuer is fresh from leading Bayern to a league and cup double and remains convinced he is the best in his position in the game despite his age.“I’m the best. Which coach wouldn’t pick the best players? I have no doubt I’m the best, even though I’m not 17 anymore,” he told magazine 11Freunde in July.Ahead of Friday’s match in Lisbon, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Neuer was still the nation’s best keeper.“Germany is fortunate to have this pair of goalkeepers, although Neuer is truly world class and Ter Stegen is still on his way to that level,” he said. But Former Germany defender Benedikt Howedes said there was no separating the two keepers, declaring: “It’s like comparing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – they’re both great.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: BarcelonaBayern MunichConflictManuel NeuerMarc-Andre ter StegenPublic RowUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img

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Scorpions crush Leewards by an innings and 77 runs

first_imgTHE Jamaica Scorpions through a good allround performance on Saturdayay, crushed the Leeward Islands Hurricanes by an innings and 77 runs to remain on top of the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament. Replying to the Hurricanes’ 243 all-out, the Scorpions blasted their way to 550-7 declared before again routing their opponents cheaply, this time for 234.The Scorpions’ mammoth innings was anchored by two centuries, one from wicketkeeper Devon Thomas 114 not out, and a massive 194 from Brandon King. Man-of-the-match, King, was scoring his maiden first-class century.The innings was also aided by half-centuries from John Campbell, 88, Shacaya Thomas, 54, and Jermaine Blackwood, 55.There was no response from the Hurricanes bowlers, as Rahkeem Cornwall, with 2-68, turning in the best figures.In response, the Leewards, batting a second time, feared no better than they did in the first innings, with Kieran Powell, 40, Chesney Hughes, 54, and wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton, who scored a century in the first innings, getting 45.Nobody capitalised on the starts, and the bowling of Damion Jacobs 5-64, and skipper Nikita Miller, 3-44, proved too much.Jacobs second-innings tally meant he ended with figures of 10-167 in the match, the third of his first-class career.Pace bowlers, Reynard Leveridge and Marquino Mindley took a wicket apiece.The win gives the Scorpions 21 points to take them to 67.8,The 21 points were broken up into 12 for the victory, three bowling points, one pace bowling points, and five batting points.The Leewards, collected 3.8 points, one batting point, two bowling points and 0.8 pace bowling points.HURRICANES 1st Innings 243Scorpions 1st Innings(overnight 464 for four)J. Campbell c Powell b Cornwall 88S. Thomas c wkpr Hamilton b Joseph 54J. Blackwood c Hughes b Tonge 55A. McCarthy st Hamilton b Cornwall 0B. King c Louis b Willett 194+D. Thomas not out 114R. Powell run out 0D. Jacobs c Joseph b Louis 2*N. Miller not out 6Extras (b14, lb11, w9, nb3) 37TOTAL (7 wkts decl’d, 117.3 overs) 550M. Mindley, R. Leveridge did not batFall of wickets: 1-90, 2-202, 3-208, 4-209, 5-518, 6-522, 7-539Bowling: Cornwall 21-5-68-2; Joseph 23-3-95-1 (w1); Tonge 14-3-48-1 (nb1, w6); Louis 15-3-74-1 (nb1, w1); Boatswain 13.3-1-65-0 (w1); Powell 7-0-63-0 (nb1); Willett 21-3-99-1; Hughes 3-0-13-0HURRICANES 2nd Innings*K. Powell c Campbell b Leveridge 40M. Hodge c Miller b Mindley 8C. Hughes c King b Miller 54K. Carty b Jacobs 23+J. Hamilton b Jacobs 45T. Willett lbw b Miller 27J. Louis lbw b Jacobs 1A. Joseph c S. Thomas b Miller 0G. Tonge b Jacobs 0Q. Boatswain lbw b Jacobs 0R. Cornwall not out 17Extras (b4, lb10, w3, nb2) 19TOTAL (all out, 80.5 overs) 234Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-66, 3-112, 4-174, 5-200, 6-204, 7-205, 8-206, 9-206Bowling: Leveridge 11-0-51-1 (w2); Mindley 11-7-30-1 (nb1, w1); Powell 10-2-13-0 (nb1); Blackwood 5-0-18-0; Jacobs 18-2-64-5; Miller 17-6-44-3Points: Scorpions 21, Hurricanes 3.8last_img

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IHOC : Syracuse aims to finish season strong with playoffs looming

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Megan Skelly and her Syracuse teammates waited diligently for the sound of head coach Paul Flanagan’s whistle as they lay on the ice during Monday’s practice.When it blew, the already winded Orange players muscled themselves to their feet and skated full speed across center ice, repeating the drill several times at the sound of each whistle.‘We could have thrown in the towel and finished the season off just having fun, but we know we can do better than that,’ Skelly said. ‘At this point, we’re improving on things that we have control over, like mental toughness. And when we outwork teams, we win.’It was an atypical Monday morning practice for SU (9-20-3, 0-7-3 College Hockey America), especially considering the 13-day layoff that the team faces before playing its last two games against Niagara. But Flanagan used the ice time as a way to remind his players that it’s going to take extra hustle, increased intensity and a constant focus on the smaller aspects of the game to keep Syracuse’s goal of a championship still within reach.SU’s struggles in the four-team CHA have been no secret. The Orange hit rock-bottom this past weekend when it was defeated twice in dominating fashion by No. 6 Mercyhurst, stretching its record in conference play to a dismal 0-7-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe pair of losses delivered embarrassing blows to Skelly, who had high expectations for this youthful Orange squad entering the 2011-12 campaign. After two consecutive seasons in which the SU program displayed large strides of improvement during Skelly’s sophomore and junior years, the senior captain was disappointed with the team’s poor performance up to this point.‘It’s hard anytime you’re going through a slump, especially when you play with so much confidence,’ Skelly said. ‘But one thing we can control is our effort, and when we go out there and give it everything we got, good things will happen.’The pressure to win will certainly build for the Orange players as the days dwindle closer and closer to the conference tournament March 2. And if SU fails to record two victories against Niagara next weekend, it will receive the fourth seed in the CHA tournament and likely play Mercyhurst, a coach’s worst nightmare.But to counter the agonizing pressure, Flanagan stressed to his players the need to stay focused on the next game, not the tournament that lies ahead.‘The players have faced pressure and all types of frustration this season, and they’ve handled it well,’ Flanagan said. ‘From here, our mentality is just to win one game at a time. As tough as this season has been in terms of getting wins, we can still get back to the CHA championship game.’Flanagan designed Monday’s practice to show his team that they won’t be taking the next two weeks of rest lightly. If the Orange is serious about competing for a coveted spot in the NCAA tournament, the team must prove that it is willing to work hard each and every time it steps out onto the ice.Freshman forward Julie Knerr said having this week off will be vital for SU in regaining its confidence. SU’s halt in progression this season has left the team in search of its competitive edge, and it’ll need to find it if it wants to make noise come tournament time.‘We’re a hard-working team, that’s who we are,’ Knerr said. ‘We don’t have any individuals that are going to score all our goals. We’re a whole team that needs to play together in order to win.’And the Orange will need to rely on its senior leadership when it instills that playoff mentality. As Skelly continues to lead by example with her play on the ice, Flanagan hopes the motivation from the upperclassman will provide a timely spark, such as a big goal, when the Orange needs it most.But Skelly said she won’t be satisfied until the Orange is conference champion.‘The last two years have been such heartbreakers, so I think we’re all ready to go out there and play,’ Skelly said. ‘It all comes down to one game. It’s not a seven-game series. It’s one-game series. And anything can happen.’awmirmin@syr.eduS center_img Published on February 13, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img

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