Scarborough participating interest alignment

first_img Scarborough participating interest alignment. (Credit: D Thory from Pixabay) Woodside and BHP have agreed to align their participating interests across the WA-1-R (Scarborough) and WA-62-R (North Scarborough) titles, resulting in Woodside holding a 73.5% interest and BHP holding a 26.5% interest in each title.Woodside and BHP have also agreed to apply for Production Licences in respect of both titles. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said that aligning these interests will support the development of the Scarborough field across the two titles and demonstrates the strong commitment of the joint venture to making a final investment decision this year.“This is a world-class Australian resource. The Production Licence applications are another key step to unlocking the full value of the Scarborough resource through the expansion of our existing Pluto LNG facility,” he said.The Scarborough field contains an estimated contingent resource (2C) dry gas volume of 11.1 Tcf (100%; 8.2 Tcf Woodside share, calculated using deterministic and probabilistic methods).Woodside is targeting a final investment decision in 2020 for the Scarborough development and first cargo in 2024. Source: Company Press Release Woodside and BHP have also agreed to apply for Production Licences in respect of both titleslast_img read more

Honduran Armed Forces Cooperate with Police to Reduce Violence

first_img FUSINA’s role in improving public safety For example, since January 1, FUSINA forces and other law enforcement officers have arrested more than 800 people suspected of participating in extortion schemes. Overall, since the beginning of the year, the Military and police have executed 1,634 arrest warrants for various crimes and broken up 55 criminal gangs. “This success is due to all the organizations that are fighting to reduce the violent death rate,” said Artillery Colonel José Antonio Sánchez Aguilar, Armed Forces Public Relations Director. “This decrease is the result of the security policies of President Juan Orlando Hernández to organize task forces throughout the country.” “If we continue our teamwork, we envision great change through a reduction in all crimes and violent death rates, since, as a society and as a system, we realize we must work as a team and transparently.” Homicides have been steadily decreasing in Honduras as a result of increased cooperation among the Armed Forces, the National Police, and other criminal justice officials. The country registered a 17 percent drop in violent deaths during the first five months of this year compared to the same period in 2014 — from 2,642 last year down to 2,203 in 2015. That change continues an ongoing decline in homicides that began in 2011, when Honduras register 7,104 killings for the year. By the end of last year, that number had dropped to 5,891 for 2014. “We are thrilled that the 2015 Global Peace Index removed Honduras from the list of the five most violent countries in Latin America,” said Sauceda, referring to the study published yearly since 2007 by the Institute for Economics and Peace measuring the level of peace and the absence of violence in a country or region. Cooperation yields positive results Improving the country’s ranking in the Global Peace Index and overall public safety has been a collaborative effort between the Armed Forces and civilian law enforcement officials. For example, the Interagency National Security Force (FUSINA), created in February 2014, has had a direct impact on the decrease in violence. FUSINA brings together the efforts of the Armed Forces and National Police together with judges, investigation agents, and prosecutors against organized crime, drug trafficking, and common offenses. Under their leadership, Armed Forces Troops and police officers conduct security patrols and man checkpoints throughout the country. FUSINA forces are confronting violent gangs, like Barrio 18 (M-18) and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and transnational criminal organizations which engage in international drug trafficking. As of early June, the nation’s homicide rate was 27.29 per 100,000 residents, a dramatic improvement from the 33.23 killings per 100,000 residents the country recorded during the same time in 2014. The Department of Security’s goal is to lower the rate of killings to about 23 per 100,000 residents by the end of 2015, said Deputy Police Commissioner Leonel Sauceda, spokesman for the Department of Security. Targeting gangs is important because these violent groups are responsible for much of the violence in the country. “Many of the violent deaths are caused by conflicts between drug trafficking groups, territorial rivalries or disputes between gangs and other criminal groups, as well as the sale and distribution of drugs, extortion collections [war tax], hitmen, and common offenses,” Sauceda said. The Military and police have also improved public safety by launching security initiatives in penitentiaries, such as transferring gang leaders to maximum security prisons where they have less access to smuggling. Some incarcerated gang leaders have been known to use cellphones that were illegally smuggled into prison. “When the country faced powerful threats, all possible agencies got involved in the fight to confront domestic and international crime, which has enormous resources,” Colonel Sánchez said. Anti-crime operations conducted all over the country are directly related to the reduction in the number of violent deaths. By Dialogo July 08, 2015 I like what you are doing Security will continue to improve with continued cooperation between the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies. “The Armed Forces have a very significant presence in communities,” Deputy Commissioner Sauceda said, “because they conduct important operations, dismantling groups and capturing drug trafficking or organized crime kingpins.” Partnerships and support from friendly nations such as the United States and Colombia are fundamental for combating the crisis of crime and violence that Honduras is experiencing, he added. “These partnerships can yield great results in the fight on crime,” said Allan Fajardo, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). “The decrease in the murder rate in Honduras is a positive step in the right direction.” The coordination between the Armed Forces, civilian law enforcement officers on the streets of Honduras, and prison authorities responsible for the decrease in violence serves as a deterrent to organized crime operatives as well as common criminals. last_img read more

The screen test

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Syracuse to host Buffalo during 2017-18 nonconference schedule

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will host Buffalo in the Carrier Dome during its 2017-18 nonconference slate. Geoff Nason of the Buffalo News first reported it on June 1 and SU Athletics made an official announcement June 20.Syracuse has a 27-5 advantage in the series with Buffalo and has won 17 straight. They last met Dec. 30, 2001.The Bulls finished last season 17-15, including an 11-7 mark in the Mid-American Conference and an 8-8 record overall on the road. Buffalo brings a young team with just one senior to Syracuse, and the team will try to overcome the loss of three of its top five scorers to graduation.Here’s the rest of the Orange’s nonconference schedule:Friday, Nov. 17: Texas SouthernAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaturday, Nov. 18: Texas SouthernMonday, Nov. 20: OaklandWednesday, Nov. 22: ToledoSaturday, Dec. 2: Kansas (at American Airlines Arena, in Miami)Tuesday, Dec. 5: Connecticut (at Madison Square Garden) Comments Published on June 10, 2017 at 10:48 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Uganda team set to fly back from Gold Coast minus two weightlifters

first_img10 Apr 1995 07 Aug 2000 25 Nov 1986 Share on: WhatsApp Bakkabulindi asked the two athletes to return to Uganda as soon as possible before their visas expire next month or they might be shut out from representing Uganda again.Last week authorities in Australia said Ugandan and a Rwandan athlete had failed to return to the Games Village. Eight other Cameroonians who had vanished earlier have also never been seen.Uganda finished in 15th place at the Games after entering 69 athletes in 11 disciplines. Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei won two gold medals in the 5,000m  and 10,000m, while Stella Chesang bagged the women’s 10,000m gold medal.  Marathoner Solomon Mutai got silver in the marathon, Mercyline Chelangat bagged a bronze in the women’s 10,000m race, while boxer Juma Miiro picked a bronze medal in the 46-49kg weight category. Julius SSEKITOLEKO EventNameBirth Date Men’s 69kg Men’s 94kg Kalidi BATUUSAcenter_img Irene KASUUBO *****URNThe team of four that made Uganda’s lifting team. Weightlifters still missing in Gold Coast – OgwelGold Coast, US | THE INDEPENDENT | The two weightlifters who disappeared during the just ended 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are still missing.” We are set to leave Australia on Wednesday, but the two athletes have not yet showed up,” Dr Patrick Ogwel, the team manager and also assistant general Secretary of the National Council of Sports (NCS) told URN on Tuesday.Ogwel said although they still don’t know where the two Irene Kasuubo and Kalidi Batuusa vanished to, they have alerted authorities in Australia.State Minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi told URN that he will wait for a report from the team officials explaining how the athletes disappeared. “These athletes who disappear when they have traveled to represent Uganda at International competitions give the country bad image,” reasoned the State Minister who was also in Australia to watch the Games. 05 Sep 1997 Women’s 63kg Uganda’s flagbearer Peace Proscovia leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 4, 2018. Two players are missing. Men’s 56kg Hakim SSEMPEREZAlast_img read more

Inside Conditions…Clash of the Titans

first_imgThe mergers of the original ABA and NBA and the AFL and NFL combined four professional organizations into the two of the most powerful sports entities in the world according to many historians. They are also two perfect examples of “free market” capitalism at work. One of the principal legal architects of the ABA-NBA merger was Richard P. Tinkham. Tinkham was co-founder of the American Basketball Association along with Joe Newman. A 1957 law school grad, Tinkham co-founded the original ABA and the Indiana Pacers franchise in 1967, and served for two years as president of the ABA board of trustees. In 1972-75, he was instrumental in the creation of Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.The NFL did not seem to take the AFL seriously until a brash young quarterback from Beaver Falls, Pa. “Broadway” Joe Namath made a confident, some might even say cocky prediction that the upstart Jets would defeat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. The Jets were victorious in their “quest for respect” but Tinkham said no such heroics would help determine the course of the ABA, NBA merger.“First of all we [the ABA] had filed a lawsuit against the NBA. The judge presiding over the case suggested that we talk about a merger between the two leagues. I don’t know if the NBA was serious at that point or not but when a federal judge says that you should talk, you talk. Meanwhile, the NBA player representative had permitted us to play exhibition games between the NBA and the ABA. This was obviously long before the merger. Neither league was dominant in that exhibition series.The Pacers, for example, beat the Knicks here in Indianapolis but neither league was dominant so at that point I think the NBA began to recognize that there are a lot of players out there and additional cities that can come into our league. So I think it was probably the exhibition series that really got things going.”The NBA, at the point when the merger occurred, seemed to mirror NFL with a boring and predictable game plan. The NBA had the stars but the ABA had the game. With red, white and blue balls being launched from the twilights last gleaming three-point land, the younger and more energetic ABA seemed to be gaining ground by tapping into the solid demographic of the more established league while simultaneously creating a new demographic all its own.Tinkham was asked if some of the innovations by the ABA could have also been an integral part of the merger. He said, “You’re about to get a scoop that from a book that will soon be released. It is being written by a former player and me. The title is; ‘We Changed the Game’ (and a city, too). In the book I refer to the first meeting between the merger committees in New York at the Waldorf-Astoria. Our committee knocked on the door of the suite of Ned Birish from the New York Knickerbockers who happened to be a lawyer as well. And Ned asked, “Which one of you guys is Tinkham?” My partners looked as if they were not even there because his tone was so hostile. I said, “That would be me, sir” And he said, “Tinkham, I want to tell you something. We don’t like people who sue us and I don’t know if there will ever be a merger but if there is, two things will never happen. There will never be a three-point play and we will never use that silly beach ball”Richard P. Tinkham belongs to a small number of sports owners that prove day in and day out that some of these franchises represent more than wheel barrels of cash for physically endowed, athletically superior men and women. Tinkham was and remains a man who cares about his community. “Indianapolis had nothing downtown and we built a new 18,000-seat arena. It opened in 1975 and that was the beginning of the buildup of the downtown area.” Tinkham said sort of matter-of-factly.One would be surprised when he was asked how he would like to be remembered after his journey on earth was completed. His answer did not just completely allude to sports. “My wife and I have had a hunger relief program for 26 years in downtown Indianapolis. I would like to be remembered as just a citizen who loved being a part of the community and contributed to professional sports. Also, I would like to be remembered as contributing socially through this hunger program.”In my opinion, Richard P. Tinkham along with his football counterpart Dan Rooney of the Steelers, should have been canonized and cast in bronze decades ago. Boys and girls, listen to a call from the wild. It is always better, better, late than never.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]­ or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

Olympia School District to Live Stream Graduations

first_imgFacebook94Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia School DistrictThe Olympia School District is pleased to announce that they will be live streaming high school graduation ceremonies for Avanti, Capital and Olympia so that those who cannot attend in person, can still cheer on their graduate online. Family, friends and loved ones that may not live nearby can now be a part of this special day.The following Olympia School District graduation ceremonies will be live-streamed on the district Facebook page. Family and friends from near and far can now partake in the festivities:Avanti High School Graduation – Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m.Capital High School Graduation – Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.Olympia High School Graduation – Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.These live-streams will begin approximately 10-15 minutes prior to each graduation start time. To view the live-stream just follow us on Facebook.last_img read more

Leafs get back to work Friday against Creston

first_imgRound two of “Who wants to play for the Nelson Leafs” goes Friday at the NDCC Arena when the Creston Valley Thunder Cats pay a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition visit.Nelson opened the pre-season with an 8-2 win over Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Leaf coach Frank Maida is scheduled to change of the lineup somewhat from Tuesday’s Team White for the Thunder Cats as he continues to look for an opening day roster.Nelson travels to Beaver Valley Sunday before playing a home-and-away series against Castlegar Rebels, with the home date Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.Nelson opens the KIJHL regular season Friday, September 13 when the Green and White face the defending KIJHL champs on banner raising night at the Castlegar Complex.Nelson returns home the following night, Saturday, September 14, to kick off the Cyclone Taylor hosting campaign against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.last_img read more