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Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Yinson hit with FPSO deal termination after Aker Energy defers Pecan project

first_imgOil and gas company Aker Energy has postponed the development of its Pecan field, located offshore Ghana. As a result, Aker Energy terminated its agreement with Yinson for the provision of an FPSO for the project. Pecan field layout; Source: Aker EnergyAker Energy’s plan was to develop the Pecan field with a purpose-built FPSO connected to a subsea production system at 2,400 meters below sea level.With that in mind, Aker Energy last February entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Yinson to award a bareboat charter and an operations and maintenance contract for an FPSO vessel at the Pecan field, which is located in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block offshore Ghana.The contracts would have been for a firm duration of ten years followed by five yearly extension options exercisable by Aker Energy as the operator on behalf of the license partners Lukoil, Fueltrade, and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).However, Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson said in an update on Wednesday that Aker Energy had terminated the LOI.The FPSO was supposed to be located over and connect to the subsea production system located at approximately 2,400 meters below sea level. Together, this would form the fourth installation to produce oil and gas resources offshore Ghana.The FPSO would have been Yinson’s second vessel to operate in Ghanaian waters, with the first being FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor, operating for Eni since 2017.According to Yinson, the termination is due to the decision made by Aker Energy to postpone the activities under the DWT/CTP Petroleum agreement and the development of the project until further notice amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.Yinson said it would preserve its right under the letter of intent for compensation due arising from the termination.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 26, 2020

Lufthansa and Egypt Air in ‘near miss’ at JFK runway

first_img 38 Views   no discussions Tweet LifestyleTravel Lufthansa and Egypt Air in ‘near miss’ at JFK runway by: – June 23, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share New York’s JFK airport is one of the busiest international airports in the USA Lufthansa jet was forced to abort a take-off from New York’s JFK airport after an Egyptian plane on the ground strayed too close to the runway.“Cancel take-off plans,” the American air traffic control official shouted over the radio.A US air traffic official said an EgyptAir jet was told to remain 250ft (76m) from the runway the Lufthansa plane was using, but moved too close.The Lufthansa jet braked quickly after being ordered to stop by air traffic.Radio chatter indicates the pilot slammed on the plane’s brakes after being ordered to come to a stop.US aviation authorities are now investigating how the near-miss came about.The Munich-bound Lufthansa plane, an Airbus A340, was carrying 286 passengers, while the Egypt air jet was a Boeing 777, the New York Post reported.Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, told the Associated Press the Lufthansa plane stopped “a considerable distance” from EgyptAir flight 986.After the Lufthansa plane halted, the pilot said he had “hot brakes” and needed to take a minute. The tower controller then said a maintenance crew would inspect them.Then, a man identified as a pilot for a Virgin America plane said on the radio: “That was quite a show. We thought it was going be a short career.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

Mrs. Agnes (McKay) Hankins

first_imgMrs. Agnes (McKay) Hankins, age 93, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 3, 1923, in Craig Township in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Thomas Dyer and Mary Emma (Lummer) McKay. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana, where she was a 1941 graduate of Vevay High School. Agnes was united in marriage on December 22, 1967, in Madison, Indiana, to the late, Gilbert Hankins. Agnes was a former employee for Reliance Electric in Madison, Indiana, retiring after 15 years of service and for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 4 years. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Lamb, Indiana. Agnes resided all of her life in the Switzerland County community. Agnes enjoyed farming and sewing and was a wonderful homemaker. Agnes passed away at 11:20 am, Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Agnes will be dearly missed by her loving sister: Jean Romans and her husband: Norman of Vevay, IN; her step-daughter: Darlene Cohan of Port Charlotte, FL; her step-grandchildren: Dana Lynn Cairnie and Dee Scull; her step-great-grandchildren: Jeremy Liter, Brooke Cairnie and Breanne Cairnie and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas Dyer and Mary Emma (Lummer) McKay; her husband: Gilbert Hankins, died August 3, 2000; her sisters: Louise Stout, Ruth Hines, Alice Wheeler, Esther McKay and Edith Reed and her brothers: Thomas, Albert and Frederick McKay.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Barnes at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

Chinese fans ‘demand’ EPL action after TV rights row

first_img “No matter what, I still hope that there will be a broadcaster who can take the copyright for this season,” said one Weibo user. Another attacked the Premier League as “shortsighted” because it “will miss out on the huge Chinese market”. However, one expert was optimistic there may soon be good news for fans in China, the world’s second-biggest economy and a major growth market for the Premier League. Andrew Collins, CEO of global sports digital agency Mailman Group, which is headquartered in Shanghai, told AFP he thinks league bosses will be able to strike a new bumper deal even as the days tick down to the season. “I believe that there is scope to generate thereabouts the same value,” said Collins. Premier League: No positives from latest round of testing. Read Also: Lionel Messi claims he is forced to stay at Barcelona “However, I believe it won’t be a single online broadcaster with exclusivity.” Collins believes that “there will be a number of suitors” willing to buy the rights “and I think they can move at speed in China”. “The demand is there and absolutely the product needs to come into the market because the fans demand it, the appetite is there,” he said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chinese football fans were left sweating on Friday after the Premier League pulled the plug on a mega-money broadcasting deal, just over a week before the new season kicks off. The self-styled best football league in the world on Thursday abruptly terminated its contract with streaming service PPTV, said to be worth about $700 million (£524 million). The fallout reportedly dates back to March, when PPTV failed to make a £160 million payment for coverage of the 2019/20 season. The Premier League gave scant details of the contract termination in a brief statement on Thursday. PPTV referenced the coronavirus pandemic in its public comments on the issue, saying “after many rounds of talks, there remain disagreements on the value of rights between PP and the Premier League”. Chinese media overwhelmingly reported the story as a consequence of a new financial reality in light of the pandemic. There was no mention of possible political reasons, given souring ties between London and Beijing. No matter the reasons, it leaves Chinese football fanatics facing the prospect of not being able to watch Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and the rest when the season kicks off on September 12. “Chinese fans have lost the Premier League for a fourth time,” the respected Soccer News said, referencing other instances when the league fell off Chinese screens. Opinion among fans was split on the Twitter-like Weibo, where the story generated more than 100 million views, with some blaming PPTV and others accusing the Premier League of greed. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest Collections8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And Tollywood7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2020

WPB Teen Airbrushes Disney, Star Wars Characters onto Sneakers

first_imgA West Palm Beach teen has found quite a “moving” way to showcase his art.Aaron Kruppenbacher, an eight-grade student at Berean Christian School, has a knack for airbrushing.He buys gently used sneakers and uses a stencil and airbrush kit to transform them into cartoon characters and scenes.Courtesy: WPTV NewsChannel 5/FacebookKruppenbacher started last month, by painting Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck onto the shoes.Since then, he has expanded to The Simpsons, Star Wars, as well as characters from Disney’s Big Hero 6.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2020

MS Dhoni Hints At Post-Retirement Plans

first_imgNew Delhi: A lot has been said about former India captain MS Dhoni’s retirement and the stumper has now himself fuelled the debate by revealing what he might opt to do after he calls it a day. In a video going viral on social media, MS Dhoni is seen flaunting his paintings and displaying a few of his artworks.In the video, the 37-year-old displayed three paintings and said: “I wanted to share a secret with all of you. Right from childhood I always wanted to become an artist, I have played a lot of cricket so I decided it’s time for me now to take up what I wanted so I have made a few paintings.”The first painting was a landscape drawing, the second one was of what he described as ‘something which can become a mode of transport in future.’ Describing the third one as his favourite, MS Dhoni said it was a replica of him while batting in Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Chennai Super Kings’ jersey.It is believed that MS Dhoni will announce his retirement from the 50-over format post the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. The stumper, who retired from Test cricket in 2014, has amassed 10,500 ODI runs from 341 games, averaging 50.72 with 10 centuries and 71 fifties. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 18, 2020

Another Sawh joins the Karting fray

first_imgIT IS oftentimes the father that paves the way for the son but in this case, the roles are reversed.Vishal Sawh will make his maiden entry to the GT Motorsports Grand Prix this weekend after being with the pit crew for his son Nicholas last year.Sawh, who will join the Easy Cup Masters class, disclosed, yesterday, when it was that he decided to get involved in the sport“Well, my son Nicholas joined last year in the 60cc Baby Cup and I really saw how he was enjoying himself so I decided I would get involved too,” he said.He added, “It’s a great way of keeping my reflexes good and ready for circuit racing events. It’s also something I see a lot of international drivers doing as well.”Looking ahead to tomorrow, Sawh said that he is looking to get a feel of the track and the kart.“Come this weekend, I hope to see good weather first and foremost. I haven’t done that many laps in the kart just yet and to add rain, it might be difficult.”“I also have to add some weight to the kart to meet the requirements for that class I will be running, which is the Easy Cup Masters.”Sawh is sponsored by the Auto Toy Store on Sheriff Street.Apart from the Easy Cup Masters, there is competition in the Easy Cup Rookie, X30 Juniors, X30 Seniors, Sunburst 60cc Kids Cup and 60cc Baby Cup.In the X30 Junior class, Jamaican Tommi Gore is expected to bring the fight to the locals while in the Senior class, his countryman Collin Daley will have to contend with the Trinidad duo of Kristian Boodoosingh and Zachary Boodram.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 16, 2020

Gallery: Syracuse tops Boston College, 20-17, in Scott Shafer’s last game as head coach

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Posted by: | Posted on: September 8, 2020

SON Harmonises Standards to Boost Honey Production

first_imgThe Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in conjunction with the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO), has harmonised standards to boost honey production in Nigeria as well as in Africa.The agency pointed out the need for African countries to trade more with each other, maintaining that honey producers must adhere strictly to standards in a bid to meet expectations of consumers at the global market, while also producing quality products for the domestic market.The Director General, SON, Osita Aboloma, at a technical meeting in Lagos recently, said Nigerian honey is one of the best in the world because of its organic nature and highly sought after.He pointed out that according to report put together by officials of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigerian Export Promotion Council and apiculture (beekeeping) experts, Nigeria spends about $2 billion annually importing honey and consumes about 400,000 tonnes of honey annually but produces less than 10 per cent of its total consumption. “ARSO is harmonising standards on honey. We are bringing standards from different countries to have one standard for Africa as far as honey is concerned. “We noticed that people are not producing honey the way it should be done. We notice that honey producers are not bold enough to sell their products outside the shores of the country because they have not been able to meet the minimum requirements of the standards.“With this harmonisation coming up and the standards that will come out of this document, we will help honey producers to use standards to get it right and be able to have their products exported to the international market. The essence of this harmonisation project is to boost intra African trade and outside the continent,” the SON boss said.He added that the review of standard for honey became imperative because of the low yields from local farmers due to primitive methods of farming.“This means that national food production is less than national food consumption, which by implication swells the national import bill by staggering figures to billions of dollars,” he said.The SON boss, represented by the Director, Standards, SON, Chinyere Egwuonwu, explained that there are lots of benefits for honey producers to adopt standards for producing honey as it would give them the confidence to export their products with the right channel, stressing that and by so doing, it would boost the productivity and volumes of honey produced and exported.He said SON had developed standards for rice to ensure that the right seeds are planted, saying that the standards body has also gone ahead to develop a code of practice along the rice value chain from planting to harvesting, transporting and packaging of rice.He pointed out that developing standards for agriculture, was key to IITA’s programmes in ensuring that Nigerians and Africans get quality staple crops for improved nourishment.He said: “We have taken these standards to the grass root through pictorial materials, because standards are technical documents, so we had to break it down to pictorials where they can use to identify the steps to produce their goods to meet international standards.“SON is available for anyone especially the SMEs to grow, we are partners in progress and we have put facilities in place to help them grow and survive in this harsh business environment. We have also gone ahead to subsidise so many of our activities.”He also urged small and medium scale enterprises to apply standards in their activities to grow their businesses, saying that plans were on the way to work with Agricultural Development People (ADPs) in various states to take standardisation to the grass roots.“We must do things right to move ahead from where we are. As SMEs they must use our standards to grow their businesses, we have State offices across the country to provide technical assistance to SMEs to make them competitive,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: August 30, 2020

Golden Race to present 3D Virtual Football upgrades at Betting on Football

first_img Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 Golden Race, creator and global provider of virtual sports and betting solutions, is presenting the latest version of its multi-awarded 3D Virtual Football at next week’s Betting on Football.This enhanced version features a new virtual stadium created with on-site scanning, advanced animations based on real players movements, and new player models applying proprietary scanning technologies. It also presents true camera angles from real cameramen and in-game voice-over from professional commentators in the major languages.“We have used the latest technology and filming techniques to offer the most authentic Virtual Football experience to date,” said Golden Race CEO, Martin Wachter. “We have also incorporated many popular formats that players love. From single match to league format, and a cup format that includes the international favourites: Euro Champions and the World Cup.” Created from the ground up with HTML5 technology, the product also provides improved visuals; with a new vibrant, clean, modern look and complete brand integration. The competitions are fully customisable on demand. Additionally, this complete virtual product integrates real odds from professional in-house bookmakers, and offers all the betting markets. One of the major advances of Golden Race virtual football is that it does not require a big infrastructure investment. Its live-rendering technology allows an easy and fast integration, so operators don’t need to store any extra data in external hardware to load the company’s products – only an internet connection is required.“Live-rendering directly on the box means that players will never see the same match twice, that one box can display every league, and that entire new leagues, customisations, statistics, and uniforms will update in minutes,” explained Watcher, who will be a speaker on the following conference session – ‘Let’s get digital – Where now for virtual sports?’The company will be showcasing this advanced version of its 3D Football, along with its entire suite of virtual sports at the Golden Race Bar. Attendants can visit it directly during the event or book a personal meeting previously at the Golden Race website. Submit PBS launches virtual sports solution for SSBTs July 7, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020last_img read more