first_img Image: Siccar Point Energy is engaged in production, development and exploration of high quality, low cost, long life assets. Photo: Courtesy of Siccar Point Energy. UK-based oil and gas exploration and production company Siccar Point Energy has awarded an exclusive Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract to Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters for the design of a Sevan cylindrical FPSO for its Cambo field development on the UK Continental Shelf.Discovered in 2002, the Cambo field is located 125km northwest of the Shetland Islands, in a water depth of 1100m, is operated by Siccar Point Energy.The field had 4 appraisal wells drilled by 2012 and the company has drilled and flow tested the final appraisal well during the summer of 2018.Cambo partners have selected Sembcorp Marine to complete the FEED work for the Sevan cylindrical FPSO, following extensive work on two FEED contracting options since early 2019.In addition, another FEED work is awarded to BHGE for wells, subsea and riser systems, and by Genesis for a gas export pipeline.A draft Field Development Plan submitted for CamboA draft Field Development Plan for the Cambo has been submitted to the Oil & Gas Authority and a formal project sanction is expected to be sought after completion of the FEED activities.In 2018, Shell acquired a 30% working interest stake in the field from Siccar Point.Siccar Point CEO Jonathan Roger said: “This is another important milestone for the Cambo project and we look forward to working with our partner Shell as we progress towards formal project sanction next year.”Siccar Point Energy is engaged in production, development and exploration of high quality, low cost, long-life assets on the UK Continental Shelf.In March, the company stated its 2019 drilling campaign with the spudding of an exploration well at the Blackrock prospect.Using Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Great White semi-submersible rig, the campaign is expected to take around five months to complete. Located 140 km north-west of Shetland, the Blackrock licence is located directly between the Rosebank and Cambo oil fields. Cambo partners have selected Sembcorp Marine to complete the FEED work for the Sevan cylindrical FPSOlast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Semi Collides into Two Stopped Vehicles on US 41 at CR 100 WestGibson County – This afternoon at approximately 3:08 p.m.,  Indiana State Police and several other law enforcement agencies responded to a three vehicle crash on US 41 at CR 100 West that critically injured one driver.Preliminary investigation revealed two vehicles were stopped at a traffic signal on US 41 southbound at CR 100 West.  A tractor-trailer driven by Kent Hayenga, 66, of Linn Grove, IA, was traveling southbound when for unknown reasons failed to stop and collided into the rear of the two stopped vehicles. The tractor-trailer initially collided into a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor and then into a 2016 Ford Fiesta.  Devin Cyr, 20, of Remington, IN, was driving the Mitsubishi. Cyr was trapped inside his vehicle and had to be extricated by Princeton Fire Department. Cyr was taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where he is currently being treated for life threatening injuries. Dylan Barnes, 22, of Mt. Carmel, IL, was driving the Ford Fiesta. He was taken to St. Vincent Hospital where he is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Ford Fiesta and Mitsubishi Endeavor were totaled. Hayenga was not injured.US 41 southbound was closed for approximately three hours while troopers investigated this crash.The investigation is continuing.Investigating Officer: Master Trooper Gary Goodman, Indiana State PoliceAssisting Agencies: Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, Princeton Police, Ft. Branch Police and Princeton Fire Departmentlast_img read more

first_imgFurther information Email [email protected] For journalists Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn The Foreign Secretary said: I am utterly appalled by the brutal and merciless violence that the Asad regime is inflicting on the people of Eastern Ghouta. They are enduring a hell entirely of the making of Asad and his enablers. Today in the UN Security Council, the UK will press Russia to support a ceasefire to allow for the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid. Protecting Syrians and getting them the lifesaving aid they need must be paramount. The UK is committed to working closely with all international partners to secure an end to the terrible bloodshed and make progress towards a political solution, which is the only way to bring peace to the people of Syria. Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgDawn Foods is offering free social distancing graphics to support bakeries during the coronavirus pandemic.Each downloadable kit contains posters, counter signs and floor decals to promote bakery offerings and encourage social distancing among customers.The in-store graphics have been developed for businesses that are opening back up or bakeries that have remained open during this time and are offering a takeaway service, said the company.The graphics are available in three themes – doughnuts, cupcakes and general bakery items.“Dawn Foods was built on supporting our customers and this support has never been more important as we all face the impact that the Coronavirus is having on the bakery industry. Many of our high street customers are operating in a limited way, diversifying into takeaway or opening a few shops,” said Jacqui Passmore, marketing manager UK and Ireland at Dawn Foods.Bakers and consumers can access the digital artwork files for free via Dawn’s website and send them to their local printers. Bakers can also download images to use on their social media platforms.“Communication is key to letting consumers know they can still order from you or visit your shop but we all now appreciate that social distancing measures will be in place for some time. We have developed these in-store signage kits for bakers’ safety and those of their customers by reminding everyone to keep their distance,” Passmore added.last_img read more

first_imgClaire Kelsey Two boxers engage in competition at the 2016 Baraka Bouts tournament, which raised $62,000 for Holy Cross Missions. This year’s tournament has already surpassed that total, having earned $90,000.Now in its 15th year, Baraka Bouts will feature 120 amateur fighters over the course of three days to raise money for the Holy Cross Missions in East Africa, third-year law student and vice president of Women’s Boxing Club Ashley Berding said. So far, the club has raised $90,000, surpassing last year’s total of $62,000, and all proceeds will be used to build a new dormitory for a secondary school in Uganda, she said.The tournament seeks to build camaraderie through boxing and charity, Berding said.“The camaraderie and sportsmanship of everybody there creates a very unique and all-encompassing experience,” she said. “It’s not just about you. It’s also about your teammates and the mission.”Berding said boxing gives participants the opportunity to gain confidence both in and out of the ring.“It’s so rewarding to see someone come in who says, ‘I can’t do this. I don’t think I can do this,’ and then by the end of the season they’re confident,” she said. “Seeing them build that confidence is something that, especially as woman, is hard to gain. Being able to get over that mental hurdle is something they can take to other aspects of their life that have nothing to do with boxing.”Club sports program coordinator Nathan Walker said he observes development and improvement in participants.“Seeing the growth and maturity over the course of a season and career, the self-confidence and personal drive that they have — those are experiences, and those are intangible things that they will be able to take with them beyond boxing,” Walker said.The amateur atmosphere of Baraka Bouts creates a friendly and encouraging atmosphere in a sport infamous for its individualism, senior and captain Joy Choe said.“We all start from the same point,” Choe said. “At first, you’re very scared — ‘I’m going to go into a ring and we’re going to start hitting each other.’ It’s scary, but it’s also very exciting.”The supportive environment propels participants to success, Choe said.“When we’re doing our workouts, we’re very encouraging of each other,” Choe said. “As your confidence grows, so does your confidence and trust in your partner. You know you can handle it, and you know your opponent can handle it.”Normally held at the fieldhouse in the Joyce Center, the Bouts had to be moved due to construction, Berding said. The new location of the Bouts is much smaller, but the size of the Dahnke Ballroom will add to the excitement of the fights, she said.“When the Duncan Center was put onto the table, we were really excited,” Berding said. “Everything is going to be set up a little bit different. It might be a little more intimate feeling because the fieldhouse is so huge. It’s going to be a very exciting feel.”Berding said participating in the tournament gives her an indescribable rush, though she will not be doing so this year.“It is an outstanding experience,” she said. “There is nothing quite like being under the lights in front of a bunch of you family, friends and teammates. We do a lot to prepare people, but the excitement and the and the anxiety is just a whole new feeling. It is very, very rewarding.”The quarterfinals of Baraka Bouts begin Monday at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or from any boxer and provide admission to all three rounds of the tournament.Tags: Baraka Bouts, Boxing, Dahnke Ballroom, duncan student center, Holy Cross Missions Baraka Bouts, the annual women’s boxing tournament hosted by the Notre Dame Women’s Boxing Club, is slated to begin this evening at the Dahnke Ballroom of the new Duncan Student Center.last_img read more

first_imgOn March 16, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the closure of bars, nightclubs and restaurants “to in-person patrons” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he stipulated that restaurants could still provide takeout and delivery services at least through the end of March. Upon this news, South Bend designer Jacob Titus realized the closures would greatly affect the small businesses he knew and loved in town.Titus and a group of friends were beginning to look for ways to help the community when Kevin Lawler, who owns local restaurant Baker & Rose, pointed them in the direction of locally owned restaurants. “Kevin was telling us just how challenging this was going to be for a lot of restaurants in South Bend, and that it was likely that some wouldn’t make it out on the other side,” Titus said. Titus and his group of friends, including Dustin Mix, Maria Gibbs and John Gibbons — decided to “forgo anything other than essential responsibilities for [their] own companies” and spend their time doing projects related to supporting small businesses.“All of our work outside of this — design work, photography work and stuff —  is centered around South Bend, trying to make something a dynamic place to work and live,” he said. “So the prospect of these small businesses suffering and then some not existing after this … I’m not very interested in that.” That’s when “Take out COVID-19,” a website which has now been shared across multiple platforms, from Instagram stories to Facebook posts, was created. The website lists a wide variety of restaurants and cafes in the South Bend area and surrounding regions in a database that are still offering social distancing dining options — such as takeout and curbside pickup — while their dine-in service as been closed.Graphic courtesy of Jacob Titus The tagline of the site reads, “COVID-19 is an international crisis –– but it’s also a local one,” and asks residents to show “how [the restaurants] how important they are to us.” Initially, Titus looked into building a website that would allow people to purchase gift cards but decided against it when thinking about the future following the pandemic. “With all the uncertainty for restaurants coming out on the other side, like us likely being  in a recession, and some may not open right away,” Titus said. “… The prospect of them having sold a bunch of gift cards for some is really challenging them. They would have to think about how to honor those.” So, Titus and his friends contacted as many local restaurants as possible through Facebook and phone calls to add their information to the website. “We’ve definitely heard that business is way down for them, and so we hear a lot of uncertainty,” he said. “But in terms of response to the site, we’ve heard a lot of like general, ‘we’re really grateful for this.’”Lawler, whose restaurant Baker & Rose is set to reopen in the old Dainty Maid location downtown sometime this year, said he hoped to do something to both support restaurants and also encourage people to social distance and stay home. “We wanted to make sure that people were doing things that we all need to do as a society to help,” Lawler said. “You know, make sure that it’s you people as possible are exposed to this virus and keep the general public as healthy as possible. But we also want to be supportive of all the small businesses in town. And without the walk in traffic, it’s going to be a really hard time for these restaurants.”Since the closure of dine-in restaurants in Indiana, Lawler said restaurants have been working hard to find alternatives to still serve the community. “A lot of them aren’t normally designed to be takeout or to be delivered, but they’re adjusting to that during this period, and we wanted to help highlight places that are doing that and encourage people in town to support some of these places that they don’t really go for takeout and delivery,” he said.The restaurants featured in the database offer options ranging from curbside pickup to ready-to-freeze family meals and includes information on how to order. Residents can also submit their own restaurants they would like to be featured in the database through a form on the website.Lawler said the experience of being a local restaurant owner helped him understand the gravity of the situation for other businesses.“For me, I think just understanding how challenging it is to own a restaurant to operate a restaurant,” he said. “It’s a tough business and … a lot of people that work in restaurants kind of get to know each other, and support each other.“We eat at each other’s restaurants and, and we know how important restaurants are to just the culture of the city. It‘s where you spend your time, it’s where you go to celebrate things.”The stay-at-home order for Indiana is currently in effect until April 7, but could be extended. In the meantime, Lawler said while it is good for people to cook food at home, residents could make ordering from a local restaurant part of their new routine.“I think it’s hard to know how long this is all going to go on and it’s a scary time for a lot of reasons, but as long as places are able to go in and make food, I thought the best thing we can do in the short term is to make it be a part of your routine to still order from places. “And obviously, people are stocking up and cooking at home, and that’s great too. But whether it’s a couple of meals during the week or you pick various times throughout the week that you’re gonna support some of your favorite local restaurants … I think that’s really important too.”Tags: COVID-19, delivery, Restaurants, Social distancing, South Bend, takeoutlast_img read more

first_img Related Shows Featuring a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, The Last Ship is inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences and his album of the same name. It is set in an English seafaring town that operates around the local shipyard and follows Gideon Fletcher, a man who left home to see the world and returns fourteen years later to find that the future of the shipyard is in danger. The shipyard’s workers decide to take their fate into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that has defined their existence. The Last Ship The new tuner, directed by Joe Mantello, has had disappointing box office grosses since opening on October 26 at the Neil Simon Theatre. It earned $495,069 out of a potential $1,243,260 for the week ending November 2. View Commentscenter_img The cast includes Broadway faves Michael Esper and Aaron Lazar, West End star star Rachel Tucker, as well as Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 Sting may board the cast of his Broadway musical The Last Ship in January, according to the New York Daily News. The Grammy winner is also reportedly waiving his royalties from the show. A production spokesperson had no comment on the report.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo March 01, 2011 This is my article. I will check my mail tomorrow because I am in Escuintla, respectfully, Wendy. The increase in drug-trafficking activities in Latin America is giving rise to “a new class of violence” that is affecting children and adolescents and poses the greatest challenge facing the region’s governments, affirmed Bernt Aasen, UNICEF’s director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Aasen, a Norwegian, arrived in Lima for a working meeting with regional countries’ representatives to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF. “The growth in illicit economies (derived from drug trafficking) is bringing a new class of violence to Latin America and the Caribbean, one that is greatly affecting children and adolescents, and stopping it is the greatest task facing governments,” Aasen said, speaking to the Associated Press. At a meeting in the municipality of Lima, the official introduced UNICEF’s recent worldwide report on the impact of violence on youth. He said that the report indicates that 32% of Latin American adolescents are living with risk factors, including violence, drug addiction, and problems with the authorities. It adds that violence linked to gangs and drugs “is on the rise,” and adolescents appear as those responsible, but they are much more frequently the victims. There are between 25,000 and 125,000 gang members in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, the document specifies. “This phenomenon of gangs is an expression of the growth of illicit economies (drug trafficking), where young people find what seems to be an easy way out of their economic problems,” Aasen said. The report also indicates that at-risk adolescents are exploited by organized crime, in forced labor, in armed conflicts, and as sex workers, including child pornography. According to the report, violence in schools has intensified. “In Brazil, 84% of students at 143 schools in the capitals of six states consider their school to be violent, and 70% admit having been a victim of violence at school,” it indicates. At the same time, UNICEF specifies that in El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, adolescents between fifteen and eighteen years old are at greatest risk of being affected by armed violence. The report indicates that 108 million adolescents between ten and nineteen years old live in Latin America and the Caribbean — 19% of the region’s total population — and 15 million of them live on less than a dollar a day. “Latin America has very great opportunities in this decade; governments can improve competitiveness by investing more in secondary education,” Aasen concluded.last_img read more

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Much has been made of the new “fiduciary standard” rule handed down by the Department of Labor on Wednesday.This regulation promises to lower expenses paid by some investors in retirement accounts, and that could help plenty of people. But some observers view this as a modest change in the greater scheme of things.Lower fees are overshadowed by other strategies and tactics retirement-focused investors can take on their own — steps that many people routinely ignore, said Tom Kmak, CEO of Fiduciary Benchmarks, a Scottsdale, Ariz., financial-research company focused on retirement issues.  Kmak examined six key factors and ranked them in importance. Specifically, he looked at how modest changes in these factors would affect the retirement readiness of a hypothetical 42-year-old woman.1. Delaying Social SecurityThe one key step for enhancing long-term retirement “readiness” would be to delay Social Security benefits, Kmak said. The longer you wait, the higher your monthly benefits will be when you start collecting. He urges people to defer Social Security until full retirement age (66 or 67 for most people now in the workforce). Even higher benefits await those who delay until 70. Instead, most people start collecting lower benefits when they’re younger, often as early as 62. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgFeb 2, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in Vietnam reported a new H5N1 avian influenza outbreak today in a duck flock in the southern part of the country, as veterinary workers in India and Bangladesh took measures to stop the virus’s spread following new outbreaks in both countries.In southern Vietnam, the virus hit 460 ducks at a commune farm in Ca Mau province, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) reported today. Though the virus has struck birds in the province before, the outbreak was the first in Tran Van Thoi district, said Su Van Minh, head of the district’s avian flu committee.Officials have culled infected ducks and disinfected the surrounding area to stop the outbreak, Su told DPALam Minh Tuan, the commune’s chairman, told DPA that dozens of unvaccinated ducks started dying on Jan 19, but the farmer did not report the outbreak until Jan 29.Meanwhile, officials in India recently said they would cull thousands of chickens and ducks after dead birds in two villages in West Bengal state tested positive for the H5N1 virus, according to a Jan 31 report from Reuters. The villages are in Cooch Behar district, which borders Bangladesh.Rajesh Sinha, a senior government official, told Reuters that 30 culling teams are slated to target 45,000 chickens and ducks in the region. West Bengal, Assam, and Sikkim states, all in eastern India, have battled recent H5N1 outbreaks. India has battled sporadic H5N1 outbreaks since 2006.In other developments, livestock officials in Bangladesh recently reported another H5N1 outbreak in Chittagong division, in the southernmost part of the country, according to a Jan 29 report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).The outbreak, which began on Jan 26, struck 80 birds at a commercial farm. Authorities culled the remaining 1,165 birds to control the disease’s spread. Bangladesh has reported several outbreaks since October 2008, when the virus reemerged after a 4-month lull.See also:Jan 29 OIE reportlast_img read more