UK Nods Neptune Energy’s Juliet Field Decommissioning

first_imgUK authorities have approved Neptune Energy’s decommissioning plan for the Juliet field located in the UK North Sea.Neptune Energy filed the draft for decommissioning of the Minke and Juliet fields in March 2019.According to the decommissioning plan, which was approved on August 01, the Juliet manifold and wellhead protection structure will be fully recovered to shore for resuse/recycling.The Juliet field is located in the UK North Sea some 40 km due east from the Humberside estuary and approximately 9 km to the south of the Amethyst gas field.The field was discovered in 2008 and came into production in 2014 as a two-well subsea tieback development. The Cessation of Production ( CoP) for Juliet was submitted in July 2018.last_img read more

Television executive to keynote Caribbean film showcase

first_imgEntertainmentNewsRegional Television executive to keynote Caribbean film showcase by: – June 6, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Mr. Mark Walton. Photo credit: africaeconomicforum.comNEW YORK, USA — Veteran Caribbean-American television executive Mark Walton of The Africa Channel will keynote the luncheon session of the first CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase.The film showcase is set for the Spike Lee Screening Room at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in New York at the weekend.The inaugural one-day event, which brings the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week in New York to a close on Saturday, June 11, will feature a keynote address by Walton on “Why A Strong African Diaspora Makes Sense.”“The UN has designated 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent and this should be a time for all people who claim Africa as their ancestral homeland to take time to understand and appreciate the impact we have made on the global society,” asserted Walton. He contends the time has come “to celebrate our diversity as people of African descent.”The Filmmakers’ Brunch begins at noon and includes panel discussions, networking and the screening of top Caribbean-produced films.Walton, who is The Africa Channel’s executive vice president of sponsorship and corporate development, postulates the Caribbean region has huge potential to tell its own story to the world since the diversity of cultures in the region is not yet known on the world stage.“But when the voices of the Caribbean are heard, they will make a statement. The world hasn’t yet heard or seen the real stories of the Caribbean. The emergence of a film industry can transport the imagery beyond sun, sea and surf to people, culture and heritage,” declared Walton.Walton, a Yale graduate who traces his roots not only to Africa but also to Barbados, has more than 20 years of experience in advertising sales, television, film distribution, marketing and general management. He spent more than 10 years with CBS in New York, holding various management positions in sales, marketing and finance.By the time he left CBS, he was responsible for marketing network television news, daytime, late night and children’s programs to a roster of major advertisers and their ad agencies with billings in excess of $75 million.Frances-Anne Solomon, founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), announced her organization was honored to welcome Walton to the showcase.The day’s activities, which run from noon to 10 pm, also include a gala “Rum and Fishcakes” reception and the screening of the riveting documentary “Fire in Babylon”, the inspiring story of how a West Indies cricket side, one of the most gifted teams in sporting history, triumphed over its colonial masters.Earlier in the day, guests will watch “Calypso Dreams,” arguably the best film ever made about calypso as it explores the roots of kaiso in Trinidad and Tobago.A few short films from up and coming Caribbean-American filmmakers’ will also be screened. They include “Dominion” (Barbados), “Jerk Chicken” (Jamaica), and “The Other Side of the Water” (Haiti).CTWD, a member of the BIM Ventures family of entrepreneurs, has hosted two film festivals in Barbados, another in Canada, produced training workshops for filmmakers, and now has more than 60 films in its catalog.The New York event is free to the public, however, patrons must RSVP to secure their spots.The organizers report the response for the inaugural event has been robust and urged patrons to avoid missing out by responding sooner rather than later.Caribbean News Now Tweet 33 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Franklin Co. Deputies Respond To Fewer Calls In July

first_imgBROOKVILLE – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department released the monthly activity report for July.Deputies responded to 12% fewer calls for service last month, with the agency receiving 733 calls compared to 834 in July 2013.Among the reports received, deputies investigated a burglary report 42 times, a vehicle accident resulting in property damage or personal injury 54 times, and 63 calls for suspicious activity.Deputies made 47 arrests in July, including 16 alcohol-related offenses, 10 drug-related and 5 for battery.There was an average of 42 prisoners housed in the Security Center throughout the month of July. The maximum capacity of the jail is 75 inmates.last_img read more

Bergamo wakes from virus nightmare to resume Atalanta dream

first_imgAround 46,000 spectators gathered at Milan’s San Siro to watch Atalanta crush the Spanish team 4-1. With every goal, local fans fell into each other’s arms, at the stadium and in bars.– ‘Biological bomb’ –The coronavirus was already known in China but at the time seemed far away from northern Italy.But that soon changed, and from March 4 the number of cases in Bergamo rose sharply, leading some doctors to label the football match a “biological bomb” which had exploded.After the second leg was played and also won, 4-3, on March 10 in Valencia, Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini called for a big party to be held “later” as the team made it to the Champions League quarter-finals.Atalanta’s Champions League match against Valencia in February played a major role in spreading the coronavirusThere followed over two months of lockdown in Italy, and tourists are yet to return to this pretty UNESCO World Heritage Site city.On Sunday, Atalanta take on Sassuolo in their first post-virus Italian Serie A match, to be held without fans present, but with the team known as “La Dea” resuming what was far and away their best season ever.“This match represents a small return to normality,” said Atalanta supporter Andrea Sigorini, 36.“But as the staff and players have said, our thoughts will be with those who have been through such difficult times,” he said.“We’re in a hurry to see Atalanta play again, given the level they’re playing at,” he told AFP.Marino Lazzarini is head of the Friends of Atalanta fan club with 6,000 members and is also one of the club’s directors.“Counting friends and others I know, I lost 40 people. Football helps us, not to forget, because we don’t forget, but to enjoy ourselves,” said the 71-year-old, who has been going to the stadium since he was four.– ‘Resume the dream’ –Atalanta’s captain, Argentine Alejandro “Papu” Gomez, has also called for football to resume, despite the opposition of some hardcore “Ultra” fans.Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez says Bergamo ‘lives for football’ and is glad they are playing again The province suffered 6,000 more deaths than usual during the COVID-19 outbreak, including 670 in Bergamo city which has a population of around 122,000. Almost everyone there has lost a relative, friend, colleague or neighbour. It is now known that the Champions League match between Atalanta and Valencia on February 19 played a significant role in spreading the deadly virus. Loading… Bergamo’s Atalanta return to action on Sunday, hoping that a resumption of their incredible football success will signal the historic Italian city’s return to normality after being devastated by coronavirus. Atalanta are fourth in Serie A and in the Champions League quarter-finals “These have been extremely difficult months,” said Mayor Giorgio Gori, remembering the dozens of coffins lined up for burial and the macabre images of the military convoys that carried them which were beamed around the world. “March was a series of mournings, each bit of news more sad than the last. Now there’s relief, we’ve returned to a relatively normal situation,” he told journalists.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bergamo has suffered over 670 deaths from coronavirus while the Lombardy region has been at the centre of the crisis in Italy “If you asked me two months ago I would have been against,” he told sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport.“But now it’s safer, that the virus appears to have weakened, I’m for it. Bergamo lives for football, breathes football. But Bergamo won’t forget.”Those who are rejoicing at the resumption of football, even behind closed doors, are desperate to know how their so-far incredible season ends.Atalanta occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot in Serie A and sit three points clear of fifth-placed Roma with a game in hand.Read Also: Setien demands UEFA allow Camp Nou hosts Barcelona v Napoli tie“The lockdown happened at the most beautiful moment (for the team), an historic moment,” said Lazzarini. “We hope that the dream can resume.”After their historic victory in Valencia, players showed off a T-Shirt written in the local dialect: “Bergamo, Mola Mia” or “Never Give Up, Bergamo”.last_img read more

Slick commute expected for Thursday

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — The National Weather Service says a low-pressure system will bring a wintery mix to southeastern Indiana today. A brief high pressure system will follow to set the stage for a dry Friday, then a strong low pressure system rolls into the Ohio Valley over the weekend that is expected to be a major snow maker.Use extra care traveling on bridges, overpasses, elevated roadways and exit ramps.last_img

Celtic to face Reykjavik

first_img “It could be worse and it could be better,” the Norwegian said. “It’s an okay draw. “Reykjavik are a good team and Icelandic football has improved a lot in the last few years. “We have to treat them with respect but we are favourites and we are going to do everything to win the game.” With Celtic Park out of commission because of the Commonwealth Games, Ronny Deila is set for a Murrayfield debut as manager with Celtic picked out first in the draw for the second qualifying round, although the final details are yet to be confirmed. The first leg will take place on July 15-16, with the second leg the following week. Press Association Celtic will play Icelandic champions KR Reykjavik in their opening Champions League qualifier. Celtic are set to come up against a former player in striker Kjartan Finnbogason, who joined the Glasgow club from KR in 2004 aged 17 but failed to make a first-team breakthrough under Martin O’Neill and then Gordon Strachan. The forward moved to Norway in 2007 and scored one goal in eight appearances during a loan spell at Falkirk in 2009 before eventually returning to KR, where he is their top European goalscorer with eight strikes. KR’s top goalscorer in their title-winning campaign, Gary Martin, was also released by Strachan, at Middlesbrough. KR currently sit fourth in the league, four points off the top, after taking 16 points from nine games. Elsewhere in the draw, Northern Irish champions Cliftonville were picked out first against Hungarian side Debreceni. Welsh side The New Saints are due to open their campaign in Slovakia against Slovan Bratislava and Airtricity League of Ireland champions St Patrick’s Athletic will take on Legia Warsaw with the first leg set to be in Poland. Among the six teams playing in the first qualifying round are Lincoln Red Imps of UEFA newcomers Gibraltar. They face HB Torshavn of the Faroe Islands with the winners then taking on Partizan Belgrade. Deila was reasonably happy about the draw. last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 playoffs scenario: Sunrisers Hyderabad has edge over others for fourth spot

first_imgMumbai IndiansPosition: 3P – 12, W- 7, L-5, Points: 14Remaining games: vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 2), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 5)What they must do: Mumbai Indians missed out on a chance to seal their playoff chances by losing to Kolkata Knight Riders. However, a win in one of the games will seal their playoff spot. A loss in their remaining games and a win for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals by big margins could see them get eliminated.Sunrisers HyderabadPosition: 4P -12, W – 6, L – 6, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Mumbai Indians (May 2), vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (May 4)What they must do: Sunrisers Hyderabad needs to win their next two games and they will automatically occupy one of the four spots in the playoffs. As of now, they are not dependent on any team, and fate is well within their reach.Kolkata Knight RidersPosition: 5P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Kings XI Punjab (May 3), vs Mumbai Indians (May 5)What they must do: Kolkata Knight Riders snapped their six-match losing streak with a win against Mumbai Indians. They will have to win their remaining games to seal an outright spot. If they lose one, they will have to hope either of Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals do not win more than one game.Kings XI PunjabPosition: 6P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 3), vs Chennai Super Kings (May 5)What they must do:  Though the fate isn’t in their hand, but they can still occupy the playoffs berth if they can upstage Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. However, they will have to wait for other results, and would be hoping that other results go in their favour.Rajasthan RoyalsPosition: 7P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (April 30), vs Delhi Capitals (May 4)What they must do: Rajasthan Royals have kept their playoff hopes alive with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they will be hoping Royal Challengers Bangalore and either of Kings XI Punjab or Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their remaining games in order to seal a spot in the top four.Royal Challengers BangalorePosition: 8P – 12, W – 4, L – 8, Points: 8Remaining games: vs Rajasthan Royals (April 30), vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 4)What they must do: A loss against Delhi Capitals has all but eliminated them from the tournament. However, they are still in it mathematically. They will be hoping that the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab is washed out and that they lose their remaining games. They will also be hoping Rajasthan Royals lose both their games. Royal Challengers Bangalore will then be hoping to win their remaining games by a massive margin to boost their net run-rate. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals have joined Chennai Super Kings in the playoffs for IPL 2019. With two spots sealed, the focus shifts to the remaining two spots and five teams are in the fray. Mumbai Indians missed their chance of sealing their playoff spot by losing to Kolkata Knight Riders. With Dinesh Karthik’s side snapping their six-match losing streak, the team is once again in the race for the playoffs. Apart from these two teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are in contention for the knockouts. Royal Challengers Bangalore are all but out of contention after losing to Delhi Capitals and only a mathematical miracle can keep them in the race. Here is what the remaining teams need to do to seal a playoff spot.Delhi CapitalsPosition: 1 (Qualified)P -12, W – 8, L – 4, Points – 16 Remaining games: vs Chennai Super Kings (May 1), vs Rajasthan Royals (May 4)What they must do: Delhi Capitals have sealed their spot in the playoffs and a win in one of their remaining games will seal them a top-two spot in the points table and give them two chances of reaching the final.Chennai Super Kings Position: 2 (Qualified)P – 12, W – 8, L – 4, Points – 16Remaining games: vs Delhi Capitals (May 1), vs Kings XI Punjab (May 5)What they must do: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have qualified for the playoffs for the 10th time in their 10 editions and a win in their remaining games will seal a top-two spot.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Update on the latest sports The Alpine skiing World Cup Finals, Italian cycling races and the women’s ice hockey world championships have all been canceled.WORLD CUP-MEN’S SUPER-GCanceled ski race sets up 3-way fight for World Cup titleKVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — A tight, three-way fight for the men’s World Cup overall title was ensured Sunday when a super-G race was canceled due to weather conditions.Sunday’s cancellation in Norway handed the season-long super-G title to Mauro Caviezel, whose slender lead in the standings could not be challenged. Just two races — and a maximum 200 points to be won — remain in an early finish to the season next weekend in Slovenia. The scheduled March 18-22 finals meeting in northern Italy was cancelled Friday due to the spreading coronavirus.Aleksander Aamodt Kilde leaves his native Norway with a 54-point lead over Alexis Pinturault of France, and 161 over his teammate Henrik Kristoffersen.The giant slalom and slalom races in Kranjska Gora next weekend promise the closest finish since the now-retired Marcel Hirscher won the first of his eight straight overall titles in 2012. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBahrain Grand Prix, world soccer among events hit by virusSAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One’s Bahrain Grand Prix has been closed to spectators due to the global virus outbreak, but it won’t be postponed like the Chinese round of the championship. March 8, 2020 Bahraini organizers said having crowds at the March 22 race would have undermined “aggressive social distancing measures” used to prevent the spread of the virus.The F1 season is set to begin with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15. China was scheduled to hold the fourth race of the season on April 19, but that was postponed due to the virus outbreak and no new date has been set.The Bahraini organizers’ decision comes as the wider sporting world battles turmoil caused by the new coronavirus. Soccer, golf, skiing, marathons and Olympic qualifying tournaments have all been disrupted.Japan’s Spring Grand Sumo Tournament started Sunday without spectators, and with wrestlers arriving in face masks.One of Italian soccer’s biggest games was being played Sunday in an empty stadium.last_img read more

FYF’s Allicock, Graham light up a dim night at Terrence Ali National Open C/ships

first_imgTHE night started on a dim note, but Forgotten Youth Foundation’s (FYF) Keevin Allicock and Sean Graham eventually lit up the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, on the opening night of the Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA)/Terrence Ali National Open Championships on Tuesday night.On a night that promised much excitement, the card which was originally scheduled to have 12 fights for the night turned out to be a six-fight card and no reason for the reduction of fights was offered.However, after witnessing four fights that were contested by boxers who really should not have been part of a National Open Championship because of the quality of their fights, FYF’s Graham and Allicock lit up the night with some classy boxing that is worthy of being National Open standards.While Graham cannot be categorised as a National Open athlete, he displayed the class of one such athlete.Graham, who is barely 14 years of age displayed tremendous ability as a boxer and will be one to watch in the future.The `piece of paper’ that was given to the media for four to share did not indicate the category that Graham was contesting, leaving one to wonder if the contest between Graham and Joshua Tamabarran of Rose Hall Jammers (RHJ) was indeed a National Open contest; as the latter, who seemed to be about four feet tall, also appeared to be a 14-year-old.At the end of the fight, Graham was declared winner by a unanimous points-decision and this was after dominating the fight throughout the three rounds of action with some telling combinations, classy footworks and some stiff right jabs that kept his opponent at bay.The sixth and final fight of the night was a bantamweight semi-final contest between Allicock and Jamal Eastman of the Rose Hall Jammers Gym.Allicock being the more seasoned of the two fighters showed his class and experience and dominated the affair, even though at times during the three rounds, Eastman showed glimpses of being able to take the fight, but in the end, Allicock won by a unanimous points-decision.Apart from the above two mentioned fights, the remainder of the card was very dull as the boxers involved appeared as though they can hardly `harm a fly’. Their soft punches had no effect. Apart from that, they seemed to have just got started in the sport.In results from the first four fights, Joaquin Milo of FYF won a unanimous points victory over Young Achievers’ (YA) Jamal Mercier, Francis Sukhu (RHJ) secured a similar victory over his RHJ counterpart Raphael Sebastian, Julius Bobb of the Guyana Defence Force got a technical-error victory over his fellow soldier Mark Blake, after Blake, instead of occupying the blue corner for the contest, was in the red corner.In the other fight on the card, Emmanuel Pompey of Young Achievers secured a unanimous points-win against his gym mate Malcolm Williams.The championships continued last evening at the same venue and will conclude tonight.last_img

B’ville runners start October at Tully Invitational

first_imgWith its regular-season slate of Salt City Athletic Conference meets already in the books, the Baldwinsville cross country teams could spend October warming up and improving at large-scale meets of various kinds.One of them was last Saturday’s Tully Invitational, where the Bees would finish fifth among 10 teams in the boys Large School division and the girls had a sixth-place effort in a field of 11 teams.B’ville’s boys had Eric Smith just miss a top 10 finish as, in 17 minutes, 55.7 seconds, he got 11th place, with the race won by Fairport’s Kaelen Ruder in 16:03.4. Owen Weaver took 25th place in 18:59.1, with Trevor Best 29th in 19:14.8. Jack McManus, in a clocking of 19:19.3, edged teammate Jeff Ragonese (19:19.6) for 31st place, while Arthur Chappell Bauer (19:26.2) and Max Naples (19:38.5) trailed them.To lead the girls Bees, Annabelle Horan posted a time of 22:20.5 for 18th place. Lily Horan got 27th place in 23:21.9, with Claire Walker (23:27.9) just ahead of Catherine Thompson (23:47.0) in 31st place. They were ahead of Carsyn Cronin (24:57.2), Ella Smith (25:13.7) and Josephina Libbon (25:35.0).The big highlight of the day was seeing Tully’s multiple state champion, Brooke Rauber, win the girls Small School race in a course-record time of 17:14.3 that beat all but eight of the boys times for the entire day. Now each of the B’ville teams will head to the annual Manhattan Invitational this weekend at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, the last tune-up before it hosts the Oct. 16 SCAC championships.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: Baldwinsvillecross countrylast_img read more