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Cyprus OKs Aphrodite development plan. Grants exploitation license

first_imgNoble Energy operates the offshore Block 12 containing the Aphrodite discovery with a 35 percent stake. Shell owns 35%, and Delek owns 30%.Aphrodite is a gas discovery made by Noble energy offshore Cyprus in 2011. The field, located approximately 170 kilometers south of Limassol, was declared commercial in 2015.Delek on Thursday said the government had given the partners the exploitation license, and approved the development and production plan for the Aphrodite field.The development plan envisions deployment of a newbuild floating production facility at the Aphrodite reservoir, with an estimated maximum production capacity of approx. 800 MMCF per day, through 5 production wells at the initial stage, and export of natural gas to the Egyptian market.The estimated cost of the development, excluding the cost of construction of the pipelines to the target markets, is estimated at around $2.5-3.5 billion.The final formulation of the Development Plan and the Final Investment Decision for development of the Aphrodite reservoir are subject to the drilling of another appraisal/development well and to the FEED, commercial arrangements for the development of the pipelines for export, the signing of agreements for the supply of natural gas, financing arrangements, and other regulatory approvals.According to Delek, subject to fulfillment of all of the conditions the start of the supply of natural gas from the Aphrodite field may occur during 2025.First Exploitation License in #Cyprus #EEZ issued to #Noble, @Shell and #Delek. It paves the way for “Aphrodite” field to be liquified in #Egypt and shipped to European and international markets. A significant milestone in Cyprus’ #Energy strategy. pic.twitter.com/Vp7f5xJGjc— Georgios Lakkotrypis (@GLakkotrypis) November 7, 2019Cyprus last year signed an intergovernmental agreement with Egypt for the construction of a subsea natural gas pipeline which will carry gas from the Aphrodite offshore field to Egypt. The pipeline is intended to transport Cypriot natural gas to Egypt for reexport to Europe in the form of liquified natural gas (LNG).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. Cyprus has approved the development plan and granted an exploitation license for the Aphrodite offshore gas field to a Noble Energy-led consortium. First gas is expected to start flowing in 2025.last_img read more

Shouting at children ‘increases their behaviour problems’

first_imgResearchers said that “reasoning with children” was more likely to have a positive impact on their behaviour at a young age. Ignoring naughty children also appeared to lead to deterioration in discipline standards, it was claimed. The Telegraph 10 April 2014Mothers who angrily tell off their children when they step out of line may be making behaviour problems worse, according to research.A study by the London School of Economics found that excessive shouting and meting out hard-line punishments was counterproductive.center_img But the study – presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference this week – warned that it was difficult to establish a direct link between one parenting style and outcomes because of the influence of other factors such social class.Wealthier parents are more likely to reason with their child but also more likely to provide healthy meals, structured bedtimes and frequent physical activities which have a knock-on effect on children’s wellbeing, it said.The study suggested that children in poor households were “more affected by their mother’s parenting style” than in wealthier families.The disclosure will add to growing concerns over the prevalence of poor parenting skills in large numbers of British families.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10750525/Shouting-at-children-increases-their-behaviour-problems.htmllast_img read more

Venezuelan folklore group to perform in Dominica

first_img Share Tweet Share 18 Views no discussions Venezuelan Folklore gorupVenezuelan folklore group “El Comején de la Bandola” will be performing in Dominica from Friday October 7th to Monday October 10th, thanks to the joint efforts of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of People’s Power for Culture of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Embassy of Venezuela in Dominica and the Fort Young Hotel.On Friday October 7th they will perform during the Happy Hour at the Fort Young Hotel; Saturday 8th at 9:00 a.m. they will be hosting two (2) workshops, cuatro and dance, at the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation; Sunday October 9th at 7:00 p.m. a free of charge concert at the Public Service Union Building on Boyds Avenue, Roseau; and, on Monday October 10th they will be sharing the stage with a Dominican Steel Band at the Fort Young Hotel.Segundo Garcia “El Comején de la Bandola” has been the recipient of many international awards and has taken part in numerous events worldwide.Diversity, balance, sublime and sturdiness are just a few of the perceptions that denote the sonority of this new creation of autochthonous music, testimony of the virtuous Segundo Garcia, “El Comejen de la Bandola”and his group. The Bandola in his mastery hands expresses his undoubted talent, he makes it diverse and versatile, turning it into a guitar or a mandolin – as it may be required ‐ , without losing its essence of an instrument that symbolizes, within other attributes, the musical culture of the Plains and, maybe, the complete spectrum of our music.Segundo Garcia he has inherited a tradition forged in centuries by executing masters of pioneering generations, who since their times, perceive recognition to their art in each performance of this gifted contemporary Bandola player, he gives back to this tradition a renewed repertoire and a different and consolidated manner to retrieve chords from the ennobled and rutting woods of his instrument.This production is enriched with the presence of a voice full of plain culture and vernacular sonority such as that of Yusnellys Rengifo, vocalist; Jose Funes, cuatro player; Gailabi Jimenez, base; and Alejandro Galindo in the maracas.Press Releasecenter_img EntertainmentLocalNews Venezuelan folklore group to perform in Dominica by: – October 7, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Cash Missing From Sheriffs Office: Clerical Error Or Crime?

first_imgThe Ripley County Sheriff’s Office is trying to figure out why money is missing from a cash box.Sheriff Tom Grills was informed that a locking mechanism was loose when an office employee went to access a cash box. The Versailles Republican reported that the sheriff had the money counted which revealed $296 absent from the cash box.The money is used for operating funds and other police business.While police are leaning toward the incident being a clerical error, they are collecting evidence and treating it as a potential crime.“Anything is likely in this day in age. It is being treated as a criminal investigation until it can be confirmed it is a clerical error,” Ripley County Chief Deputy David Pippin said.The Sheriff’s Office notified Ripley County Council of the situation.Pippin said, “We want to maintain transparency with the community and the taxpayers. So we thought it was necessary to report [the missing money]”An internal investigation ensued and is currently ongoing. Sheriff Grills also contacted the Indiana Board of Accounts who is looking into the matter. Pippen advised that a third party may investigate the incident.The Board of Accounts told the Sheriff’s Office that they would have to go to council to have the money replaced. Sheriff Grills declined and will use personal funds to compensate for the missing cash.“It is not coming from taxpayers or the budget. It is coming out of his own pocket,” Chief Deputy Pippin indicated.As the investigation continues, the Sheriff’s Office is taking precautions and preserving evidence if the incident turns out to be criminal.last_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Says Palm Beach, Miami Will Get Walk-up Test Sites

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that the success of the state’s first two walk-up COVID-19 testing sites in Broward County is prompting state officials to introduce additional walk-up sites in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.Both of the Broward sites were set up in order to serve communities where residents do not have cars to get tested at drive-thru sites.These locations, located in Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, are for individuals who showg symptoms consistent with the virus — fever, a dry cough, fatigue, and in some cases, a runny nose and congestion.Nearly 1,600 people have been swabbed at those two sites so far.Those who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive may also request a test between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.State officials also plan to expand testing to more residents of nursing homes and assisted-care facilities, and to roll out so-called antibody testing, which can assess whether individuals have had infections.The governor also said he has been encouraged with the leveling off of cases in our state, and that nearly 18,000 more tests will be processed as a result of a new lab contract.He also questioned the World Health Organization and China’s responses to the virus.Flattening the curve was necessary to prevent our hospital system from being overwhelmed. FL has dramatically increased its hospital bed and ICU bed capacity since the start of the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/5YDOpDEpcw— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 21, 2020 “This World Health Organization, I think the president is right on that. They were basically parroting China talking points. The World Health Organization in January, after what we saw was going on, said there was no evidence, that the coronavirus was transmissible person-to-person,” DeSantis said.He added that he plans to encourage companies that make life-saving medical equipment to move their manufacturing operations out of China.As of Wednesday evening, 28,576 cases and 927 deaths have been confirmed in Florida.Palm Beach County has 2,403 cases and 131 deaths, while Broward has 4,228 cases and 141 fatalities.Miami-Dade County has the most confirmed cases in the state, at 10,153, along with 240 deaths.More than 290,400 people in Florida have had a COVID-19 test so far. That represents the third-largest amount in the country, although it comprises less than two percent of the state’s population. Florida is the third most populous state, after California and Texas.last_img read more

Wiltshire, Alphonso contest heats up Georgetown Court

first_imgTHE Toucan Distributors Junior Skill Level tournament began on Wednesday evening at Georgetown Club, Camp Street with top seed Shomari Wiltshire in excellent form against Michael Alphonso.In the only Category A match of the evening, a cool Wiltshire patiently rallied out an eager Alphonso for a 3-0 victory. Despite Alphonso’s outstanding retrieval, Wiltshire’s accuracy, timing and pace dominated the match for an 11-2, 11-4, 11-0 win.In the Category B matches, a much-improved Mohryan Baksh faced the talented Abosaide Cadogan in a close bout.After an 11-6 defeat in the first game, Baksh made an early bid in the second, pulling ahead, before Cadogan closed the gap; and in a point-for-point battle of exciting cross courts, drives and drops, he succumbed 12-14. Cadogan fought her way through the third to a 3-0 triumph.Lucas Jonas gave an impressive performance against Kirsten Gomes in a 5-game match where he dominated the T and played some magnificent cross courts. Gomes was outplayed in the final game after levelling up 2-2 earlier in the match and Jonas took the win 11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8.Brothers Zachary and Lucas Persaud secured victories in Categories C and E respectively, while in Category F, Safirah Summer fought hard against Mathew Spooner in the second game reaching 13-15 but couldn’t hold on and Spooner earned his first win 11-6, 13-11.In Category H, good serves proved the game-changers for the younger players loke Tianna Gomes.Mathew Daby, Solomon Ince-Carvalhal and Shriya Persaud all finished the night without dropping a game.Matches continue tomorrow from 18:00hrs at Georgetown Club.Results for the eveningCategory AShomari Wiltshire trounced Michael Alphonso 11-2, 11-4, 11-0Category BAbosaide Cadogan defeated Mohryan Baksh 11-6, 14-12, 11-9Lucas Jonas beat Kirsten Gomes 11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8Category CZachary Persaud whipped Shiloh Asregado 11-6, 11-3, 11-4Rayad Boyce thrashed Aishani Persaud 11-2, 11-5Category DLajuan Munroe trounced Teija Edwards 11-4, 11-4, 11-3Nathan Rahaman bettered Beau Fernandes 7-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-6Category ELucas Persaud whipped Arvin Seelall 11-6, 11-3Dhiren Persaud defeated Angel Rahim 11-7, 11-5Category FChristiana Fernandes mauled Mailia Maikoo 11-2, 11-4Matthew Spooner beat Safirah Summer 11-6, 15-13Grant Fernandes thrashed Noah Rahaman 11-5, 11-8Category GRomero Muniram mauled Abhinav Singh 11-3, 11-7William Escarraga got the better of Brenno DaSilva 11-6, 11-2Category HTianna Gomes demolished Eli Gouveia 11-0, 11-3Mathew Daby trounced Jnae Singh 11-3. 11-5Solomon Ince-Carvalhal smashed Nicholas Sawh 11-3, 11-1Shriya Persaud crushed Nicholas Sawh 11-2, 11-2last_img read more

Badgers not overlooking Mavericks

first_imgAJ MACLEAN/Herald photoIf you asked which players were the best forwards in the WCHA over the past few years, there would probably be a variety of answers.The list would probably include players like Minnesota-Duluth’s Junior Lessard, Colorado College’s Marty Sertich and Brett Sterling and North Dakota’s Zach Parise, among others.Notably missing from that list however, is Minnesota State junior David Backes. Yet, after a 37-point rookie year, he led the team with 19 goals, 24 assists, and 43 points last season.”I think that everyone knows that he is one of the elite players in the league,” UW junior defenseman Jeff Likens said. “I think people just don’t talk about him as much because his team is never up at the top of the league.””He’s a good player — he’s big, he’s strong, he’s got a big-time release,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “He’s a different type of player than a Sterling or a Sertich, but you better know when he’s on the ice and what he can do.”Backes is on the move again early this year, tallying five goals and posting nine assists for the more offensive-minded Mavericks through their first 10 games. The No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers will have the task of stopping him in a rare Saturday/Sunday series at the Kohl Center this weekend.”Everybody knows who he is and how dominant he is when he’s out there on the ice,” Likens said. “We’re all aware of what he can do.”While his efforts have only translated to a 2-6-2 record, Minnesota State has picked up the pace over the past two weeks. The Mavericks are now unbeaten (2-0-2) in their last four WCHA contests, including a win and a tie against defending national champion Denver a week ago.The Mavericks, who are sixth in the league on offense but have scored 3.5 goals per game during their unbeaten streak, will have their work cut out for them against the Badgers and their league-leading defense. But not if Backes has his way.The Blaine, Minn., native has been a thorn in Wisconsin’s side in his first two seasons, tallying five goals and one assist in six games against the Badgers.”He’s one of their key players — if they’re going to be successful he has to be on the score sheet,” Eaves said. “He’s got an excellent chance to play at the next level.”But all of those points were tallied against UW former goalie Bernd Bruckler. This year he will have to tackle Brian Elliott, perhaps the hottest goaltender in the country.The junior is second in the country with a 1.38 goals against average and .944 save percentage, backstopping a Badger defense which has allowed just 1.25 goals per game in league play.”[Backes] has had some success against us, but we have a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net just like him,” junior forward Jake Dowell said. “He’s just one guy and we’re going to focus on him, but overall [focus on] good defense. We have confidence in Brian Elliott to stop some shots.”For those still stuck thinking that Wisconsin plays a defense-first sort of style, its offense has been getting the job done just fine. The Badgers are averaging 3.62 goals per game in league play, second only to Minnesota.Junior Robbie Earl, sophomore Joe Pavelski and freshman Jack Skille, who have combined for 15 goals thus far, pace the Wisconsin offense. With team captain Adam Burish out for Saturday night’s game, it appears the three will skate on the same line.Burish will not be in the lineup due to a disqualification penalty at the end of last Saturday’s victory over Colorado College.Riding an eight-game unbeaten streak including back-to-back successful weekends against North Dakota and Colorado College, Eaves and his staff have made sure their team is not overlooking the Mavericks.”They will give themselves a chance to win because they work so darn hard,” Eaves said. “Everything they do is based off of that.”The Badgers could be in trouble if they overlook Minnesota State and think ahead to their date with No. 1 Michigan next weekend.”We have to make sure we come out and play our game,” Likens said. “These guys are going to try and outwork us, and that’s one of the ways they can beat us, so we just need to do what we need to do.”But Wisconsin appears to have its head on straight, and if it continues to play like it has in recent weeks, its success should continue at home this weekend.last_img read more

Syracuse senior class looks to finish regular-season careers undefeated at home

first_imgThe senior class for No. 2 Syracuse (14-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) has never lost a home game at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Some of those 35 games were easier than others, but the end result was always the same.However, one contest has managed to stand apart from the rest — last year’s 1-0 overtime victory over North Carolina.“Last year, the win against UNC was really cool,” midfielder Leonie Geyer said. “We had nothing to lose in that game, and we really didn’t expect to win and to get the goal in the last minute was really exciting.”If history repeats itself this Saturday, Geyer and her fellow upperclassmen will have a storybook ending to their final regular season.Geyer, Laura Hahnefeldt, Anna Crumb and Adrian Chambers will be honored prior to the Orange’s 1 p.m. Senior Day showdown with No. 3 North Carolina (14-3, 3-2) for all their accomplishments on and off the field. There’s plenty to remember: a trip to the final four last year, a Big East tournament championship in 2012, two All-Big East First Team selections and 45 goals among the four of them.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the overtime win over the Tar Heels on Sept. 1, 2012, is the one they seem to remember most. Crumb said that along with the Big East championship, that victory will forever stand out.“Just being able to do something like that at home was pretty great,” Crumb said in an email.Even head coach Ange Bradley called it one of her more memorable moments with the soon-departing quartet. “It definitely goes up there,” she said.However, Bradley prefers to look at the entirety of their collegiate tenures as Senior Day approaches, rather than just one game against a tough opponent.In the case of Geyer and Hahnefeldt, Bradley commended the growth of their chemistry with the team.“For Laura and Leo, our team does a pregame thing every game, and their freshman year, they would sit there and not pay attention,” she said. “They’d pick at their fingernails and think it’s the stupidest American thing ever.“Now, in their senior year, they’re running the game.”Additionally, Bradley praised Chambers’ ability to overcome two hip surgeries and a fracture and still be a valued part of the team.She also said Crumb has perhaps undergone the biggest transformation of anyone.“Seeing her grow from freshman to senior year,” Bradley said, “and her confidence in herself, that’s been really fun to watch.”Even though she has greatly changed as a person and player, Crumb said it still feels like only yesterday that she stepped foot on the field at Coyne for the first time.“Being part of this team and program the last four years has been such an honor,” Crumb said. “I owe a lot of who I am today to that team and program.”Now, for the last time in regular-season play, Crumb and the other seniors can walk onto the Coyne turf and deliver a win for the home crowd, just as they have done the last 35 times. And doing so against their conference rival from the Tar Heel State would be all the more rewarding. It might even give them a new greatest hit to add to their Syracuse playlist.“Especially on Saturday now, Senior Day, where we’re unbeaten so far, and it would be incredible to leave Syracuse without being beaten on that field,” Geyer said. “It just gives me more motivation to win.” Comments Published on October 31, 2013 at 1:21 am Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse edges Vanderbilt, 84-78, at Paradise Jam for 1st 5-0 start in 4 seasons

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 24, 2017 at 7:25 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Tiana Mangakahia converted a layup with 1:23 in the fourth quarter to put Syracuse up by one. In a game that will be remembered for her passing, the sophomore guard’s last field goal was the go-ahead bucket that triggered a 7-2 run to close out SU’s (5-0) win over Vanderbilt (1-5), 84-78, on Friday night in the Paradise Jam Tournament in Washington, D.C.The point guard set a program single-game record with 17 assists. The previous record, set in 1982 by Libby McNulty, was 15. Mangakahia added 11 points and three rebounds. In five games this season, Mangakahia is averaging a double-double with 13.8 points and 12.2 assists per game.“To have the ball in her hands for 35 minutes and only have two turnovers is amazing,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said of Mangakahia’s performance. “Any time someone has the ball in their hands and is decisive, you have a chance to be successful.”For the first time since the 2013-2014 season, Syracuse has started out 5-0.SU led in most statistical categories, including bench points (20-19), points in the paint (36-22), and steals (9-3).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLeading the charge with Mangakahia was Miranda Drummond. The redshirt junior led SU with 25 points. Drummond was SU’s offense in the first half. Her nine points led the team while her teammates went 9-for-31 from the field. In the final 3:25 of the half, SU didn’t record a basket.That poor shooting continued in the third quarter. After missing its final 10 shots of the first half, SU opened the third quarter with three straight misses en route to a 0-for-13 stretch from the field and part of Syracuse’s struggles came, again, from foul trouble. Freshman forward Digna Strautmane sat the majority of the first half with two fouls.Still, SU entered the second half only down by one, 33-32. Then, Drummond stepped up. She scored SU’s first seven points en route to a 16-point frame. Her offense sparked SU. In the second half, the Orange doubled its number of 3-pointers made. The shooting played a large part on a 17-3 run that spanned 2:38 in the third.“(Drummond) took over,” Hillsman said. “We kept getting deep-corner 3s, and that was the difference in the game.”Syracuse’s dynamite, 31-point third quarter was followed by a fourth in which it shot 4-for-12 in the first five minutes and was unable to pull away. The lead it had built was relinquished when Vanderbilt’s Rachel Bell drilled one of her seven 3-pointers. Bell led all scorers with 31 points and she scored the Commodores last nine points. Her effort was almost enough, but Mangakahia salvaged the win.It was the Orange’s second close contest in as many days. After defeating Wisconsin, SU topped the Commodores for the first time in program history. The three-day tournament ends as Syracuse takes on George Washington.“They just keep grinding and keep fighting” Hillsman said. “As long as they stay aggressive, we have a chance to win basketball games.” Commentslast_img read more