Transocean Arctic; Source: Wiki Commons; Author: Marcusroos – under the public domainWellesley Petroleum is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/12-7 located near the Grosbeak oil and gas discovery in the North Sea. The well is dry. The well 35/12-7 is located in production license 925 where Wellesley is the operator with an ownership interest of 90 per cent. Concedo is a licensee with 10 per cent.This is the third exploration well in production license 925, which was awarded in APA 2017.Wellesley was granted a drilling permit to drill the 35/12-7 exploration well, which aimed to investigate a prospect named Serin, and safety consent to use the Transocean Arctic rig for the well back in late May.The well was drilled about 2 km south of the 35/12-2 (Grosbeak) oil and gas discovery in the northern part of the North Sea, and 80 km west of Florø.The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Heather formation).The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) informed on Wednesday that the well encountered two units of sandstone in the Heather formation. The upper unit had traces of gas in poorly developed sandstone and about seven meters of aquiferous sand with good reservoir properties. The lower unit is about 25 meters of aquiferous sandstone with good reservoir properties. The well is classified as dry.The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2726 meters below the sea surface. It was terminated in the Oseberg formation in the Middle Jurassic. Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.Water depth at the site is 358 meters. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.The well was drilled by the Transocean Arctic drilling rig, which will now proceed to production license 248 I in the North Sea, to drill wildcat well 35/11-21 S, where Wellesley Petroleum is also the operator.
Following the interpretation of these targets by Fugro’s UXO experts, over 700 potential ordnance (pUXO) targets were then investigated by Fugro’s UXO identification vessel, the Atlantis Dweller, before the route was declared free of UXO of the size and weight above the contracted threshold. The project was delivered in two phases, starting with a complete cable route survey that utilised Fugro’s Geowing remotely operated towed vehicle and other equipment solutions to identify over 3,600 potential targets of interest. “I am extremely proud of our project team and especially their HSSE record during the project, during which there were no lost time incidents. This project builds on our extensive UXO risk mitigation experience and track record, and supports Fugro’s purpose of contributing to a safe and liveable world,” said Marco Gilissen, Project Director for this project and Global UXO Risk Mitigation Manager for Fugro. Swedish energy company Vattenfall is developing the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1-4 wind farms as one project after winning the two subsidy-free tenders. “Even with the addition of project scope by the client, the project was still delivered ahead of the original project milestones.” TenneT received their final UXO clearance certificate from Fugro once the cable route corridor was confirmed clear of UXO risk based on as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) principles. Fugro has completed a marine unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation project for TenneT as part of the construction of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm. The two wind farms will be connected to TenneT’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (alpha) and the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Beta offshore platforms. The Alpha platform is scheduled to become operational in 2021, while Beta is expected to go live in 2022. The wind farms will feature up to 140 Siemens Gamesa SG 11.0-193 DD wind turbines installed some 18 kilometres off the coast of The Hague and Noordwijk and scheduled to be fully commissioned in 2023. The first power is expected in 2022. The 13-month project involved surveying the cable route for explosive remnants of war (ERW), including munitions dumped at sea after conflict, and investigating potential targets. The Hollandse Kust (zuid) will comprise two wind farms, Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1 and 2, and Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 and 4, with a combined capacity of around 1.5GW.
Dr Njoroge’s style brings to the Kenyan public service a rare quality of humility The latest Rangerover, a big house in a posh neighborhood, a big security detail you name it , things that come with being senior in Government, these are the things that one can only dream of.But certainly not Kenya’s newest senior government official who is by the way entitled to.He is the first senior government official to turn down these lavish things that come with his big post.Dr Patrick Ngugi Njoroge, who took over as Central Bank of Kenya governor last week, will instead be housed in communal accommodation.An estate where he and his fellow members of Opus Dei (Latin Work of God), an institution of the Catholic church live.He says his faith does not allow him to live lavishly when he is a servant of the people.The institution teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.Most of the members of the Opus Dei are lay people, with secular priests under a bishop.Dr Njoroge, who has sent many Kenyans talking, is turning out to be a man of exemplary modesty.He has also turned down an office-issued high end smart phone, a bevy of security guards and three cars.Central Bank governors have at their disposal a Range Rover, Mercedes Benz and a VW Passat.Kenya,is a country where appointment to public office is associated with opulence, demand for higher pay and motorcades. But Dr Njoroge’s decision to pass up a chance to live in a house on two acres located in the city’s most exclusive suburb is a rare one.Dr Njoroge’s style brings to the Kenyan public service a rare quality of humility and an aversion to trappings of power and opulence.In Kenya, the practice is that when you are appointed to high office, you demand big fuel-guzzling cars and expensive Turkish carpets.What is the practice in your country? Do you have government officers whose agenda is the public first self later? Share your thoughts with us.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Boks stun Fiji at LA Sevens in extra-time thriller – Rugby Union News https://t.co/RXfBDLhmxR pic.twitter.com/UxNQWZHnl5— rugbynews2020 (@rugbynews2020) March 2, 2020 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryThe Best Cars Of All Time Read Also: Thailand MotoGP postponed as virus wrecks season’s start Aminiasi Tuimaba scored a brace while Sevuloni Mocenacagi produced a sublime no-look offload to set up a superb try for Jerry Tuwai as the Australians were swatted aside. South Africa had advanced to the final after a clinical 17-0 victory over 2018 World Cup champions New Zealand in the semi-finals. Flying wing Angelo Davids set the Blitzboks on the way to victory with two first half tries before a well-worked effort from Werner Kok extended the South African lead just after half-time. Loading… Branco DuPreez scored wide out on the left and then nervelessly banged over the drop-kick conversion to make it 24-24 to set up sudden-death and Makata’s moment of glory. “The guys just made so many basic errors in the first half and we paid for it,” South Africa coach Neil Powell said. “But they were unbelievable after halftime. The guys just focused and kept believing in the system. “The guys know exactly what to do. We said just believe in the system and the system will help you out.” The Fijians, who had thumped England 26-5 in the quarter-finals, had swept into the final with a dazzling semi-final display against Australia, turning on the style in a 43-7 rout. Sakoyisa Makata scored in extra-time as South Africa fought back from 19-0 down to defeat Fiji 29-24 and claim victory in the Los Angeles leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series on Sunday. South Africa’s Branco Du Preez scores a try to force extra time in the Blitzboks’ victory over Fiji in the Cup final of World Rugby Sevens Series Los Angeles Sevens Makata’s sudden-death winner completed an extraordinary comeback for the Blitzboks, who also trailed 24-12 with just over a minute to go against the Fijians. Fiji, chasing back-to-back tournament wins following their victory at the Sydney Sevens last month, looked to be on course for the title after storming into an early lead at the Dignity Health Sports Park. The South Pacific islanders powered into the lead with Vilimoni Botitu scoring the opening try in the first minute. Sevuloni Mocenacagi extended Fiji’s lead before Napolioni Bolaca made it 19-0 with South Africa looking ragged. But Stedman Gans pulled a try back for South Africa on the stroke of half-time to make it 19-7 at the break. Selvyn Davids then scored soon after the restart to cut the Fiji lead to 19-12. However a sweeping length-of-the-field attack from Fiji which ended with Jerry Tuwai dotting down in the corner restored the islanders’ 12-point cushion at 24-12 with just over a minute remaining. South Africa rallied again though and Chris Day’s try made it 24-17. With the seconds ticking down, South Africa then waived the conversion attempt in order to take a quick restart and the decision paid off when they regained possession from the kick-off.
Each sports year schools are more and more dependent on volunteers to fill their coaching positions. There are several reasons for this. First of all, what used to be a normal way for a teacher to pick up extra money was to coach something. Today most teachers don’t have time to do this. Their teaching load does not allow it.Another reason is the number of sports and extra curricular activities that schools provide. In the old days, schools offered 5 or 6 sports during a year and now they may have 18 or more sports (this is counting both boys and girls). Also, the sports must pay their own way and they do not offer stipends for the number of assistant coaches that are needed. This means volunteers who do not expect pay must fill the positions.Stay tuned for more on this tomorrow.
West Palm Beach Police say the victim of a hit-and-run crash died Saturday, and one person is in custody.The pedestrian in the crash was identified by police as 35-year-old David Dering.The crash happened Friday night just before 9 p.m. at 45th Street and Broadway Ave.According to officers, Dering was crossing west to east at the intersection, when an SUV struck him and fled south on Broadway.Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, police announced that they have located the driver of the vehicle. He is identified as 23-year-old Juan Castanon Perez, and is now in custody.Charges are pending.
Published on December 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm No. 16 Syracuse (9-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) plays in its first bowl game since 2013 on Dec. 28 against No. 16 West Virginia (8-3, 6-3 Big 12) in the Camping World Bowl. In the month leading up to the game, several interesting storylines have developed including WVU star quarterback Will Grier deciding to not play in preparation for the NFL Draft and the possibility of Syracuse graduate transfers playing in their first games for SU.Below our beat writers address pressing questions leading into the Orange’s bowl game.How much of a difference will the absence of Will Grier make in the game?Andrew Graham: A rather big one. Grier is most definitely NFL bound, which is why he’s sitting this game out. Head coach Dino Babers said he’s not entirely sure what to expect from the Mountaineers’ other quarterbacks, though. The backup is Jack Allison, a redshirt sophomore with 10 attempts to his name this season. With no tape to scout, there’s no “book” on Allison or WVU’s other QB’s, he said. Babers brought up the other quarterbacks because he alluded that WVU may even bring out two quarterbacks, try to run from the QB position or throw other wrinkles out. While this does create a bit of a game planning black hole, none of the quarterbacks on this roster are as talented, polished or accomplished as Grier, and that’s going to show.Matt Liberman: Over the past two seasons, West Virginia quarterbacks have combined for 888 pass attempts. Grier has thrown 788 of those, and the backup, Jack Allison, has thrown just 10 passes this season. West Virginia wins its games through the air. Grier is top-5 in the nation in touchdowns, passing yards and passer rating. The Mountaineers rank third in the nation in passing yards per game and 75th in rushing. Without its star, who came into this season as a favorite to be a Heisman finalist, West Virginia will likely have to rely on its run game. Barring a Grier-like performance from whomever backs him up, that doesn’t bode well for WVU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJosh Schafer: Will Grier finished his final season with West Virginia averaging 351 passing yards per game with 37 touchdowns. Redshirt sophomore Jack Allison threw 10 passes all year. With that said, it’s hard to guess what will come of West Virginia’s offense. But if Allison doesn’t play near Grier’s level, the Mountaineers will rely on their run offense. In the regular season, the WVU offense averaged 162 rushing yards per game, 75th in the nation. Syracuse’s run defense improved as the season went on and can hold its own against an average WVU rushing attack. With the rushing attack in check, the Mountaineers may be forced to drop Allison back at a similar rate they would Grier. And with the seventh ranked pass rush in the country, Syracuse won’t let Allison have anything easy. The bottom line: Anytime a team’s best player sits out, it’s going to be in a bit of trouble.How much will SU by boosted if its newly-eligible transfers play?A.G.: It’s hard to say at this point. Wideout Trishton Jackson and running back Abdul Adams both only became eligible about a week ago. As members of the scout team, they’ve been running the offenses of SU’s opponent for 12 weeks. The challenge for them, Babers said, is getting up to speed with SU’s offense. They need to know the playbook perfectly, because, Babers said, if even one guy is off on a play, it can wreck all the timing. I still expect to see a healthy dose of Jackson and Abdul — they’ll provide a nice talent infusion — but as of now, it’s still probably up to SU’s regular crew of contributors to carry the load offensively.M.L.: I would caution anyone who thinks that throwing Jackson and Adams out on the first snap is a good idea. Yes, they’ve been at school for over a year now and have likely learned the playbook enough to go out and run their proper assignments, but they’ve never played it in a game. And working in Syracuse’s no-huddle, fast-paced offense is a completely different animal. I think SU rides with the combination that they have gone with all season long, and if the team is in need of a spark of energy, then Jackson and Adams may see some action.J.S.: At this point, we don’t know much about Jackson or Adams other than the whispers of them being explosive in practice. Which is why it’s not unreasonable to go back to their original recruiting profiles and brief college stints with other programs. They were both four-star recruits who transferred from schools with better recent football histories than Syracuse. Adams averaged 9.2 yards per carry last season at Oklahoma. If he gets even a few carries, Syracuse fans might be treated to a hint of his explosion. Jackson, a 6-foot-1 receiver, caught 12 passes for 143 yards last season with Michigan State. Quarterback Eric Dungey likes to spread the ball around in a pass-happy offense, which would benefit Jackson if he plays.What’s the game’s most important matchup?A.G.: SU’s pass rush versus WVU’s offensive line. Besides Grier, one of the Mountaineers offensive tackles, Yodny Cajuste, is sitting out the Camping World Bowl, too. This is then a ripe opportunity for Kendall Coleman, Chris Slayton and Alton Robinson to wreak some havoc. SU’s pass rush has been good, if not entirely consistent this season. But against a backup quarterback and a weakened offensive line, SU can seriously disrupt everything WVU will try to do offensively. SU’s dominant pass rush can kill plays before they really start. If Syracuse can do that semi-consistently on Dec. 28, it should neuter the Mountaineers vaunted offense.M.L.: Can Syracuse get its run game going? Where West Virginia will be suiting up with a second-string quarterback, SU will likely have the upper hand offensively, only if Moe Neal, Dontae Strickland and Jarveon Howard are able to advance the football and be a true threat to open up the sidelines for the Orange’s wideouts. If SU is able to push the ball up the gut, it’ll open the passing lines for Nykeim Johnson and Sean Riley in the flat and over the middle, and that in turn creates one-on-one matchups on the outside for Jamal Custis and Taj Harris. If SU is forced to abandon the run game, then Eric Dungey has to be great in order to take down the Mountaineers, and he has a tendency to be up-and-down. His last game against BC was terrific, we’ll see if he can maintain it.J.S.: Syracuse’s passing attack versus the West Virginia secondary. On paper, this is a matchup the Orange offense wins every time. The Orange rank 36th in passing offense while the Mountaineers defense sits at 99th. But in this game, one without Grier, it’s important how much the Orange win this matchup by — for several reasons. A few weeks ago, the thought of the shootout sounded daunting for Syracuse. But now with WVU less equipped to keep pace with the Orange, it must run away with it. Add in that it’s the final game for Dungey, a player who has dictated the tone and performance for this team in the past four seasons, and the significance of the passing game only increases. It’s safe to say Syracuse goes as Dungey goes. So, if Dungey can throw well, complemented by some runs, the Orange will have their best chance to win. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
TOTTENHAM have entered the race for Inter Milan’s Diego Godin but face competition from Manchester United, according to reports.Jose Mourinho was snubbed by the Uruguayan when he was manager at Old Trafford but the Special One will go after the veteran defender again.2 Mourinho was snubbed by Godin when he was United manager two years agoMourinho was raging two years ago when the 34-year-old used interest from the Red Devils to land a new deal at Atletico Madrid.The Spurs boss claimed Godin’s agent used United to secure a new contract for his client, saying the Uruguayan was keen to come to Old Trafford and that a deal could be done.United subsequently made an offer but just hours later the centre-back had signed a new contract on improved terms of around £130,000-a-week.The Uruguayan ace left Diego Simeone’s side on a free transfer to Inter last summer but could be available when this season eventually ends and Tottenham are eager to bring him in, according to the Mirror.Serie A has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus crisis, which has put football across Europe on standby with campaigns possibly finishing throughout the summer.The Special One is keen to re-shape his defence and is looking at replacements for Jan Vertonghen who is out of contract at the end of the season.2Tottenham have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight matches and Godin’s experience and leadership has seen his touted as a potential candidate for Mourinho’s struggling backline.Godin has a contract until 2022 but according to Corriere dello Sport it now appears unlikely that he will see out the remainder of his deal in Italy.The former Atletico man has only played in 16 Serie A games out of a possible 25 for Inter this season and it seems boss Antonio Conte would not stand in his way if he were to seek a move away.Mourinho’s successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may well be the man to finally bring Godin to Old Trafford.The Red Devils are also said to be interested in the veteran defender and may look to swoop in for Godin a second time to bolster their ranks at the back.Solskjaer spent heavily last summer on Harry Maguire but is still seeking a settled centre-back partnership.Eric Bailly’s return to fitness has given the Norwegian another option at the back having played Victor Lindelof for much of this campaign.most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticLaLiga side Valencia are also rumoured to be interested in bringing the Uruguayan back to Spain and he could favour a return to a Spanish-speaking country.Godin spent nine years at Madrid and captained Simeone’s side, winning LaLiga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana and the Europa League twice.He remains captain of Uruguay and was part of the squad that secured the Copa America title nine years ago.Juventus ready to offer Man Utd Paulo Dybala or Pjanic for Paul Pogba in ‘win-win’ transfer
Speaking via video link to school children from Aboriginal communities in Walgett, Gilgandra and several other towns, Turner promoted the idea of healthy living – namely dental hygiene – through the short story ‘Gaarrala Kylegu’ or ‘Brush with Kyle’. The initiative – part of the Rugby League Reads program – involved a reading in the Gamilaraay language as well as a Q&A between Turner and the children that addressed issues such as healthy living, goal-setting and, of course, what it’s like to play with Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis. Speaking to NRL.com after the event, the proud Coonabarabran junior explained what it meant to interact with the Indigenous kids. “Heritage and culture are very special to me, especially coming from the country and being a proud Gamilaraay boy. To be a part of this and to be given the opportunity to influence the younger generation on how to be healthy is special to me,” Turner said. “I remember when I was younger – I think I would have been about 12 or 13 years old – I had David Peachey and Preston Campbell come to our school. “Other than being starstruck by having NRL players there, they really talked to us about being proud Indigenous people and what it means to represent the people. “Ever since that moment, I wanted to be a part of that. Being a part of this book, I feel like I am a part of that now and it means a lot to me.”Turner’s message to kids extended beyond the over-arching concept of personal hygiene, with the 24-year-old encouraging the students to pick up a footy and play rugby league. With rule changes set to revolutionise the way junior rugby league is played, there has never been a better time for kids to start playing the game. And as Turner revealed, it’s never too late to kick-start one’s career. Sometimes all it takes is a few words of wisdom from an NRL star or two. “My footy career all started from that moment. I wasn’t playing rugby league before those guys came to our school but their visit got me into it. If I’ve inspired some of these kids to play, then that’s what my job is to do,” he said. “I played with the Coonabarabran Unicorns. We didn’t have the most intimidating team name. At first I just wanted to play to be with my mates and then obviously it got more serious as I got older.”Our coach took it very seriously but we just loved being around each other. Obviously it got more competitive the older you got, but when we were still kids it was all about having fun.”I started off as a hooker and then transitioned to centre and eventually finished up in the back row. “The least amount of travel you had to do was about an hour-and-a-half away or roughly 100kms. We’d travel as far as Nyngan which was about three hours away. It was a lot of travel but I don’t regret it for a moment.”We all travelled to our games on the bus and it was all fun and games. Everyone just enjoyed their time together on those trips and that’s what footy’s all about.”
But not only those who were already headlines worked, but they also fulfilled the calls to replace those who were on leave. Adrià Pedrosa, who came from staying out of the call against Mallorca, passed the cotton test to supply the sanctioned Dídac Vilà, in one of his most content, defensive and serious games that are reminded of him. Victor Sanchez he did his job at the pivot and, although he saw two yellow ones, it can be said that had real bad luck with the second, since it was just necessary when he pushed his leg away so as not to commit it. Y Wu Lei Not only did he adapt to the right wing in attack and defense, which in the crash of the first lap had been a highway for Sergio Reguilón, but He reflected on the grass the offensive game of rapid transitions that Abelardo has been trying to implement for a month and a half in Espanyol.Not surprisingly, with his target against Sevilla not only certified Wu Lei a gold point for the parakeets (although at that time he gave all three), but it was confirmed as the goal scorer for the Asturian coach in the absence of RdT. He has scored the Chinese in both games without the Madrid striker, against Barcelona and Sánchez Pizjuán. Y, with Abelardo, averages a goal every 56 minutes, since he played 16 ‘in the derby, seven against Athletic, 17’ in Granada and 72 ‘in Seville. Better even than Thomas, with one every 90 minutes although, yes, four in total.Teamwork reaches the benchAs if it were a conviction, just one month and one day after scoring the last of his 11 goals this season with Rayo Vallecano, Adrián Embarba premiered his locker with Espanyol, on Sunday at Sánchez Pizjuán. He did it on a free-kick launching low to the ground, below the barrier, which seemed more of an instant resource (although Éver Banega lay down without much success) than a rehearsed play. However, Embarba did it with all the intention and knowledge. It was the goalkeeper coach of Espanyol, Jesús Salvador, who in Saturday’s training in the Sports City, before leaving for Seville, I had warned the extreme that the Spanish squad usually jump into the fouls. In addition, and being almost on the line that delimits the area, few alternatives had to reach the goal. He succeeded. Beyond the momentary doubts of Sevilla, pointed up the visit to Sánchez Pizjuán for a Espanyol forced to score for their circumstances and that in the previous he lost two of his leaders, David López and Raúl de Tomás. A setback that worsened when, in the nth individual error of the season, Lucas Ocampos scored at 14 minutes. Once, the ‘End’ poster would have appeared on the game screen. But this set by Abelardo Fernández seems made of another wood. He tied, came to come back and, although he stayed with ten and came to receive 2-2, he knew how to scratch a point in a very difficult stadium.Many are the keys to this point that may be worth gold in the fight for permanence, but one prevails over the rest: the teamwork. One way to do that work is done in training, even from the offices and that translated the day they were neither the ‘pichichi’ nor the footballer who is the extension of the coach on the grass, and that more slogans and corrections distributed . Without Thomas, Abelardo kept his usual 4-4-2 (except in defensive work) and resorted to a 4-2-3-1 which also used the last course in Alavés. And the pieces responded. Did Sergi Darder, more focused on the location on the grass and also in his privileged vision of the game to give in-depth passes, without forgetting to defend. Too Jonathan Calleri, stajanovista pointed and turned into another winter signing for a Espanyol who needed it. OR Embarba, who not only scored, but redoubled defensive aids for his band. Behind, Leandro Cabrera acts with an improper hierarchy of a central that takes only four weeks in a club, and blends fabled with Bernardo Espinosa.