Beach Energy, Diamond end Ocean Onyx dispute. New deal in place

first_imgBeach managing director and CEO Matt Kay said: “We are pleased to constructively engage with Diamond and sign a new drilling agreement, in what has been a difficult time for the industry. It means Beach can move forward with its plans to develop additional natural gas supplies for the east coast gas market. The initial deal for the rig was agreed in late January 2019. The Ocean Onyx was supposed to be delivered to Beach between December 2019 and February 2020 following upgrades, maintenance, and commissioning. According to the company, the OceanOnyx rig will undertake Beach’s Victorian Otway offshore drilling program. Otway Basin; Source: Beach Energy Beach Energy added that the agreementwas inked at a globally competitive rig rate for deepwater semi-submersiblerigs. The deal includes provisions for COVID-19 related costs and delays. Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy has signed a new offshore drilling agreement with Diamond Offshore for the use of the Ocean Onyx semi-submersible drilling rig. The agreement provides for thedrilling of up to nine wells (six firm and three options), with drillingoperations expected to begin between December 2020 and March 2021 – subject toextension, should certain conditions occur that could impact the timing.center_img “We look forward to working closely with Diamond over the coming weeks to prepare for the start-up of the offshore drilling campaign”. Beach Energy said on Monday that thedeal was signed with support from its joint venture partner O.G. Energy. Concurrent with the signing of the agreement,Beach and Diamond also signed a settlement agreement which dismisses allcurrent legal proceedings regarding the termination of the previous drillingagreement. The first well in the drillingsequence is expected to be the Artisan-1 exploration well, followed by a seriesof development wells in the Geographe and Thylacine gas fields. The rig arrived in Victorian state waters in mid-April for the beginning of the Victorian Otway Basin offshore drilling campaign. In the same month, Beach Energy terminated the deal for the Ocean Onyx.last_img read more

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Minister of Security describes Cannabis Consultation as Timely

first_img Share Share Tweet Share LifestyleLocalNews Minister of Security describes Cannabis Consultation as Timely by: – November 20, 2018center_img 246 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring! Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn BlackmooreMinister of Justice, Immigration and National Security Rayburn Blackmoore said discussions about cannabis are very important and timely.Mr. Blackmoore was at the time addressing the first National Cannabis Consultation on Friday at the Goodwill Parish Hall.“We do not intend to remain asleep on this important issue of Cannabis. Maturity dictates that it is time to have mature discussions on Cannabis. The issue of whether we allow the use of medical or recreational Cannabis has been and continue to be a burning topic,” Blackmoore stated.Mr. Blackmoore said one of the greatest interest, is the medical value of Cannabis and how Dominica can maximize and draw from this fully.Mr. Blackmoore said there has been years of research on Cannabis.“We need as a nation to look at how Cannabis can help us and also how Cannabis can hurt us,”Blackmoore noted.Mr. Blackmoore said discussions on Cannabis, will help to develop a template, as to which direction to take as a mature nation.last_img read more

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EPL: Wounded City feasts on Watford

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Man City vs. WatfordVenue: Etihad StadiumKick off: 3PMManchester City will be desperate for a return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Watford at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.Pep Guardiola’s men fell five points behind league leaders Liverpool following a shock 3-2 defeat to a spirited Norwich City side at Carrow Road last weekend.The Citizens will be expected to respond with a ruthless attacking display against a side which has not won away from home since April.City’s setback in East Anglia was their first defeat in the league since January and, more importantly, revealed some weak spots in this Guardiola side.In the absence of Aymeric Laporte, who is set to be out for around six months, the defensive partnership of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi failed to engender the feeling of total control which is normally emblematic of any Guardiola side.Indeed, the Catalan boss has only used the pair together on 25 occasions since becoming manager in 2016, and effectively abandoned the idea of deploying the duo after City’s 4-3 defeat at Anfield in January 2018.The injury this week to Stones, however, has left Guardiola with just one fit central defender – Otamendi – for the next month at the very least, leaving City short in that department and perhaps vulnerable to further surprise defeats to lesser opponents.However, the insertion of Fernandinho into central defence – something Guardiola has done before – worked well during City’s comfortable 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Kharkiv on Wednesday, and with the spellbinding attacking talent at the manager’s disposal, City will be expected to outscore virtually every team they come up against – especially at home.City come up against a potentially dangerous Watford side, whose superb comeback from two goals down at home to Arsenal last weekend was demonstrative of a team enjoying a fresh lease of life under Quique Sanchez Flores, who was reappointed over the international break after the club axed Javi Gracia following a run of three defeats in four games.Watford’s decision to reinstate Flores, who spent the 2015-16 season at Vicarage Road, falls in line with a ruthless policy of continuous evolution which has seen no manager aside from Gracia spend longer than a season at the club since 2013.Perhaps this method precludes the emergence of a distinct footballing identity like at the Etihad, but the policy has turned the Hornets into a closely-knitted, deeply organised unit whose core group of players includes the likes of Troy Deeney, Will Hughes, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Cleverley, Christian Kabasele and Daryl Janmaat – hardly showbiz names but highly dependable ones.Guardiola will be mindful of the fact that, since returning to the Premier League in 2015, Watford have beaten Chelsea and Liverpool 4-0 and 3-0 respectively, alongside claiming smash-and-grab wins over Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.On the other hand, Watford supporters will head into this game knowing that City only lost once at home in the league last season and recorded the biggest margin of victory in an FA Cup final since 1903 against their side back in May, cruising to a 6-0 victory at Wembley.The visiting team will know that it will take the game of their lives, combined with another defensive collapse from City, in order to claim an unlikely three points in Manchester this Saturday. Man City possible XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Mendy, Rodri, De Bruyne, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero.Watford possible XI: Foster, Janmaat, Dawson, Kabasele, Femenia, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Cleverley, Deulofeu, Pereyra.Tags: Manchester CityPep GuardiolaWatfordlast_img read more

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Van Gaal admits to gaffe

first_img “But that was a very good game – against Everton we could not say it was very good. The first 60 minutes, maybe, but a game lasts 90 minutes. “I don’t think points are very important in the process. It’s the game, it’s the style, it’s the formation, it’s the philosophy that we have to judge and not the points. The points are coming when we are playing good, and not only good for 60 minutes, but 90 minutes.” The comparisons with Bayern are not quite like for like, as United are not involved in the Champions League this season and Van Gaal does not think United are yet ready to launch a title bid. He said: “Every team can win, you have your hopes, but I do think there are stronger teams now in the world. We have to make a team. “That is why I have a period of three years. I hope we can fulfil that dream that we have together.” United will be looking to build on recent momentum as they travel to West Brom on Monday night. The trip to The Hawthorns is United’s last chance to sharpen up ahead of their big double-header against Chelsea and Manchester City in the coming weeks. It could be argued that United have an important advantage with free midweeks while Chelsea and City battle in the Champions League, but Van Gaal does not see it that way. He said: “A training session is different to a match. You cannot simulate a match rhythm. We try to but it is different. “I have said before, when you can play the Champions League – also the Europa League – you can compare yourself as a team with better players, with a higher level. “I think when you are in the Champions League and it is going well you beat the opponents, you are coming into a flow, then it is not so bad to play all the matches. “Maybe in my first year I have more chances to train with my players. That is probably better than all the matches. Maybe. “But at the end it is always better to play in the Champions League and in the cup, and all the matches.” United could have a number of players back in contention for the trip to The Hawthorns after injury. Ander Herrera, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick have all recently returned to training. Defenders Jonny Evans and Paddy McNair and midfielders Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia are still sidelined while captain Wayne Rooney is suspended. When the Dutchman took charge at Old Trafford in July he suggested his impact could not be truly measured until he was at least three months into the job. Van Gaal still believes in the point he was trying to make – that it will take time to impose his philosophy – but now the initial period is up he feels he is having to answer questions he feels unnecessary. The 63-year-old said at a press conference: “I have said it was very stupid to say three months because then you (media) are only talking about three months. “It is always the performance that counts, but the performance always goes up and down. Then we rise. When that date is, or what that match is, depends.” United made an indifferent start under Van Gaal but, with £150million spent on new players over the summer, he is moulding a new team. He expects the process to take time but he is confident, from experience, that everything will come good. The vastly-experienced coach had a rocky spell after taking charge at Bayern Munich in 2009. Pressure mounted after a poor opening and by November there was speculation he could be sacked. But fortunes turned after an impressive Champions League win away at Juventus and Van Gaal’s men went on to reach the final of that competition and win the Bundesliga. Van Gaal feels United are still looking for the spark that could provide that Juventus-like turning point, despite successive wins over West Ham and Everton, but he thinks it could come at any time. He said: “I believe we won 4-1 in Juventus, a fantastic game – that gave us a psychological benefit. Press Association Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admits he was “stupid” to invite people to analyse his reign after three months. last_img read more

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Eighteen karatekas successful at grading examination

first_imgTHE International Karate Daigaku (IKD) Guyana held a grading exercise for 18 students last Sunday at the Albion Shotokan Karate Dojo, Albion Corentyne Berbice..The grading exercise was conducted by Master Amir Khouri 7th Dan black belt of the International Karate Daiģaku (IKD) assisted by Mr Hazrat Ali of the Albion Shotokan Karate Dojo 5th Dan Black belt. Notably this grading examination is the first for Berbice in 2019Eighteen students (6-28 years old) took the grading examination under the highly ranked Master Amir Khouri 7th Dan Black Belt. They were all very successful except for a few that had skipped their rank and jumped right to the next rank.These are the individuals that skipped: Arianna Brijemal, Mariah Hansraj, Sandeep Singh (10 kyu white belt to 8 kyu yellow belt), Adrian Brijemal (10 kyu white belt to 7B orange belt), Andrew Narine (10 kyu white belt to 6B green belt), Suri P. Kassim (8 kyu yellow belt to 6B green belt), Kaleb Kassim (8 kyu yellow belt to 7 kyu orange belt), Amira Rupai, Chris Hicks (7 kyu orange belt to 5B blue belt), Ronald Arjune (7 kyu orange belt to 6 kyu green belt), Jasmine Ramdass (6 kyu green belt to 5 kyu blue belt), Jasmine Sahira Ali (6B kyu green belt to 5B kyu blue belt), Basdeo Bissessar (6 kyu green belt to 4B purple belt), Rahman Yakub, Joshua Rampersaud (5 kyu blue belt to 4 kyu purple belt), Anuvani Gunplay (4 kyu purple belt to 3 kyu brown belt), Bhaskar Jaipersaud (2 kyu brown belt to 1yu brown belt).Mr Hazrat Ali of the Albion Shotokan Karate Dojo and 5th Dan Black belt, emphasised the importance of such examinations. “Two things: this will promote karate in Berbice and this gives the kids an opportunity to go or move on to the next level or rank.”In addition, Andrew Narine (10kyu white belt to 6B green belt) and Basdeo Bissesar (6 kyu green belt to 4B purple belt) were singled out for their efforts.(Colin Bynoe (Jnr)last_img read more

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Creative workshops offered at Annenberg Digital Lounge

first_imgLorraine Wheat | Daily TrojanThe Annenberg Digital Lounge offers a collaborative, digital space for all students at USC beyond the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The lounge aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn professional programs in order to embrace technology in an environment that encourages experimentation. Different courses and workshops are offered at the lounge, and its first workshop, “Creative Resume Techniques with Adobe InDesign,” will be held on Wednesday. As more employers begin seeking out students with digital skills, creative media manager Erika Hang encourages students to utilize the lounge that was created through the digital literacy initiative implemented by former Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III. “Our team and our space was born out of the idea of giving Annenberg students digital skills,” Hang said. “Our main goal is being able to offer workshops and software support for a lot of the tools that the students are using.”The lounge tries to improve itself each semester, collecting feedback from students to see what skills and workshops would pique their interest. “Starting last semester, we’ve been offering more data analytical stuff,” Hang said. This fall, the Digital Lounge has included data analytics in their new line-up of programming that includes classes on creative media and personal branding. “We’re trying to always stay up on what’s new, what students want to learn and what’s current,” Hang said. “There’s just so many avenues to get digital skills here and if you can’t take a 10-week course, you can always take a workshop. [We’re] just trying to foster that creativity.” The lounge still maintains its 10-week Adobe certification courses, although they are only offered to Annenberg students or students taking an Annenberg course. But the year-round workshops non-Annenberg students can attend also offer useful skills that are transferable to future job opportunities, according to Hang. “We’re trying to support anything that students are using in the classroom or students would find valuable when they go out to look for a job,” Hang said. “A lot more jobs out there are looking for students with digital skills or it’s a bonus if you know Photoshop, or a bonus if you know coding.”Workshops teach students techniques in topics such as creating better motion graphics, building brands, retouching photos and starting impactful podcasts. Many of the courses are held in the Instructional Media Lab and taught by instructors like Rick Miller, a former Adobe senior solutions engineer for education who is teaching this semester’s Adobe Premiere, InDesign and Photoshop courses. “Having an Adobe Associates Certification sets [students] apart from other people who are vying for the same job,” Miller said. “Having this skillset is going to help them immensely because they can take this creative media and work with it in a way that is easy to be consumed at the endpoint.”The Digital Lounge also offers services through its Help Desk, run by students who are experienced with the different programs. “All of the Digital Lounge employees have different specializations in these programs so students can come here for any kind of help they need on assignments,” said Michelle Whang, a media support specialist and junior communications student. “The lounge is a safe environment for students to come in and work on their creative endeavor. It’s a creative makerspace here.”The “Bring Your Own Device” policy implemented at Annenberg in 2014 aimed to encourage digital literacy by allowing students to use technology in the classroom. Similarly, the courses and workshops held at the Digital Lounge encourage this type of customization in students’ workspaces to foster creativity and learning. “Creativity is the cornerstone behind the idea of the Digital Lounge,” Whang said. “It’s not like a traditional classroom setting, but what the students make of it.”last_img read more

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Men’s hockey: Badgers remain No. 2 in conference after Penn State split

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team suffered their worst defeat of the season to Penn State, squandering an opportunity to head into the final week of the season sharing first place in the Big Ten.The Badgers (19-12-1, 12-6-0 Big Ten) were off to a strong start on the weekend with six different players scoring a total of seven goals for UW en route to a 7-4 victory over the Nittany Lions (21-9-2, 10-7-1). A pair of sophomores opened things up for Wisconsin 9:10 into the first period, as Ryan Wagner slotted a nice pass to Will Johnson, who netted his ninth goal of the season to go up 1-0.PSU fought right back with a power-play goal from Andrew Sturtz just three minutes later, as would prove to be the case all night.Women’s hockey: Badgers look to take home WCHA’s ‘Wilma’ for third year straightThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will head to the Land of 10,000 Lakes compete in the Western Collegiate Read…The two teams remained knotted at 1 until Seamus Malone put the Badgers up by a score just five minutes into the middle frame. His shot barely crossed the line after being deflected by PSU goalie Peyton Jones.Wisconsin doubled their lead eight minutes later on a goal from Jason Ford, who knocked home a rebound from Jake Linhart to put the Badgers up 3-1.Again, however, the Lions came clawing back. Nate Sucese and Andrew Sturtz scored within a minute of each other to tie the game up at 3 with 1:22 seconds left in the period.The Badgers would respond as Matt Ustaski scored with just 12 seconds left in the period to put Wisconsin back up by 1 heading into the final frame. The second period ended with three goals in the last 2:20.The scoring didn’t stop for the Badgers in the third period, as senior Grant Besse ended a 14-game scoreless streak 4:02 into the period.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin remains at second spot in Big Ten after weekend split with top ranked GophersThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team found themselves on both sides of a 3-2 score this weekend, splitting games with Read…For the last time of the night, PSU would again come within a goal of Wisconsin. A goal from Dylan Richard brought the score to 5-4 with 14:48 left in the game.From there, the Badgers would pull away. Jack Berry didn’t allow another goal and ended the night with 34-of-38 shots saved while junior Wagner added to his earlier assist with a couple goals of his own to seal the Badgers’ 7-4 victory. The first was an impressive individual effort while the second was an open-net finish.The usual offensive juggernauts for Wisconsin, including captain Luke Kunin and freshman Trent Frederic, went pointless in the 7-goal performance as some unfamiliar faces led the offensive charge.Three Badgers contributed 3 points on the night, including Wagner, Johnson, and senior Corbin McGuire who dished out three assists in Friday’s matchup.With the victory on Friday night, along with a University of Minnesota, Twin Cities loss, the No. 16 Badgers found themselves tied for first place in the conference with the Gophers heading into the Saturday contest.Women’s hockey: Badgers look to take home WCHA’s ‘Wilma’ for third year straightThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will head to the Land of 10,000 Lakes compete in the Western Collegiate Read…All did not go as planned for the Badgers, as they suffered their worst loss of the year and were shut out for only the second time all season during the 6-0 thrashing.The game was held the Lions’ senior night, with their seniors netting four of the six goals. PSU jumped out to a lead 10:44 into the first period on a goal from Kris Myllari while David Goodwin doubled down on that just 50 seconds later.Wisconsin headed into the middle frame down 2-0 and things continued to pile up.Despite outshooting PSU 13-11 in the second period, the Lions were the only team to show up on the score sheet, extending their lead to three goals on a finish from David Thompson.The final period saw the Lions double their lead once more, notching three goals to bring the final to 6-0. Goodwin tallied his second of the game around halfway through the final frame while Alec Marsh added another two minutes later to make the score 5-0. Wisconsin ended up in a 5-on-3 short-handed situation for the last portion of the game, giving up the sixth and final goal with under 10 seconds left to put the final nail in the coffin.Men’s hockey: No. 16 Badgers square off against No. 11 Nittany Lions in final road seriesThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will head to University Park, Pennsylvania, to take on the No. 11 Nittany Read…The Badgers looked completely outmatched and overpowered in their biggest loss of the season.The offense for Wisconsin appeared stagnant despite firing off 36 shots on PSU goaltender Jones. His effort in front of the net allowed the Lions to shut out one of the most prolific offenses in the country and avoid being swept at home.The loss leaves the Badgers in second place in the Big Ten standings with two games to play, sitting 3 points back of Minnesota and 5 points clear of PSU. Wisconsin faces off against Ohio State next weekend at the Kohl Center for the final series of the regular season March 10-11. The Badgers swept the No. 13 Buckeyes in their first meeting on the road, but based on this weekend’s events, anything can happen in the world of college hockey.  Face-off is set for 7 p.m. both nights, Saturday will also be senior night for the Badgers.last_img read more

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Work continues to finalise Tipp football management line-up for 2016

first_imgThe appointment of Liam Kearns who takes over from Peter Creedon in the Senior role wasn’t ratified as expected at the county board meeting last night as one position is still being finalised.Munster Under 21 winning coach Tommy Toomey remains in charge of the U21’s as well as being part of the senior backroom team while the Minor manager position remains vacant.However Joe Hannigan says they are actively working on Charlie McGeever’s replacementlast_img

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Coutinho out, Sanchez Back as Liverpool Host Arsenal

first_img“Arsenal are still an outstandingly strong side…But I think we can all still remember the atmosphere of Wednesday night and that’s what we want to have again, even though it will be Sunday afternoon. It’s what we want to have again.”While Coutinho misses out for the hosts, Alexis Sanchez could make his first appearance of the season for Arsenal. Like Coutinho, there has been plenty of speculation over Sanchez’s future this summer, and he has also missed the opening two Premier League matches with injury. But Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he looks “absolutely ready” to play.“He works very hard, focused and gives absolutely everything,” he added. “He loves to play so much that is sometimes difficult to stop him but he looks absolutely ready. He has not played for a long time so I will have to decide what I do with him but he looks ready to play.”While Coutinho misses out, Klopp is hopeful Emre Can and Trent Alexander-Arnold will be available after sustaining minor issues against Hoffenheim. Georginio Wijnaldum returned home to the Netherlands for the birth of his third child in midweek but is in line to play today. Sanchez is set to return for Arsenal, as is defender Laurent Koscielny, who returns from a three-match ban.Wenger has a largely-fit squad to choose from, although long-term absentee Santi Cazorla (ankle) is still sidelined.Liverpool won both of their Premier League meetings with Arsenal in 2016-17 – they haven’t won three in a row versus the Gunners since May 1998 (four in a row).Games between these two clubs in the Premier League have produced 17 goals in the 90th minute or later; more than any other fixture.Arsenal won the fewest points in matches between the top six sides in 2016-17 (9) and lost half of their 10 matches against fellow top six opposition while Liverpool won 20 points from 10 Premier League matches against the rest of the top six in 2016-17; more than any other side.These two sides have attempted the most shots on target in the opening two matchdays of the 2017-18 Premier League season – Liverpool (18) & Arsenal (16).Sadio Mane has had a hand in five goals in his five previous Premier League starts against Arsenal (three goals, two assists).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Philippe Coutinho remains sidelined for Liverpool when they host Arsenal today at Anfield. The Brazil international has been the subject of continued transfer speculation this summer and is yet to play this season due to injury. In his absence, Liverpool have taken four points from their two league games and qualified for the group stages of the Champions League with a 6-3 aggregate win over Hoffenheim.The Reds boasted the best record against the top six sides in the Premier League last season, winning five and drawing five of their 10 matches, and Jurgen Klopp is keen to build on that.“Last year we had an outstandingly good record against the top six, but we didn’t take any points from the rest of the league,” he said. “So we thought it makes sense to do the one thing again and get a few more points from all the other games. But it’s still difficult, it was always difficult and will stay difficult.last_img read more

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Fleming named woman of year

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Volunteer and businesswoman Cheri Fleming was named a Woman of the Year on Monday in ceremonies in Sacramento. Fleming, who owns Valencia Acura with her husband, Don, was state Sen. George Runner’s nominee. Each legislator names a top community leader for the honor in the annual celebration honoring women. “Cheri Fleming has made significant contributions for our community in the Santa Clarita Valley,” said Runner, R-Lancaster. “This was an opportunity to honor her for her leadership and her tireless efforts.” Fleming is a director and past chairwoman of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation, a leader with the Soroptomist International of Santa Clarita Valley and the local Child and Family Center Foundation, and active with the American Cancer Society and its Los Angeles Regional Unit Council. last_img read more

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