3D Shoot Confirms Colibri Prospect Off Jamaica for Tullow and UOG

first_imgTullow has delivered the fast track version of the recently acquired 3D seismic dataset over the Walton-Morant licence offshore Jamaica. According to Tullow’s licence partner United Oil & Gas (UOG), the high-grade Colibri target, which had previously been mapped on 2D seismic, has been clearly identified on the fast track version of the 3D seismic dataset.This follows the completion of a 2,250 square kilometer 3D seismic acquisition survey on the licence. United holds a 20% equity interest in the 32,065 sq km Licence, with the remainder held by Tullow.The 3D seismic survey, which is the first to have been acquired in Jamaica, forms part of a programme focused on de-risking Cretaceous and Tertiary aged clastic and carbonate reservoir targets that have been mapped by Tullow on 2D seismic data. Among these is Colibri, which has been estimated from 2D data to hold gross mean-case prospective resources of over 200mmbbls. The technical case for Colibri has been further strengthened by the recent identification of an active thermogenically derived offshore oil seep to the south of the structure.Initial opinion is that the fast track 3D seismic data is of excellent quality with the Colibri structure clearly visible on the newly acquired dataset, United said.Processing and interpretation work is now underway.United Oil & Gas Plc CEO, Brian Larkin, said: “The work programme to de-risk the 200mmbbl Colibri target on Walton-Morant continues to proceed on schedule and under budget. Being able to clearly identify Colibri on the 3D seismic at such an early stage is highly encouraging and with this in mind, we are looking forward to the processing and interpretation work being completed.”last_img read more

Fourth time a charm for Handschke

first_imgBy Dave Panske SEYMOUR, Wis. (Aug. 24) – The fourth time was a charm Sunday night at Seymour Speedway for Beau Handschke.Handschke has led the last three Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod features entering the final lap, only to end up second. He stayed in front this time for his first career win in the division.Handschke had opened a big lead before Rod Solem moved into the runner-up spot after a battle with Kevin Bethke and point leader Jeremy Cota. Solem slowly started to close the gap on the leader and with three laps to go was in striking distance. Handsche moved from the outside line to the low groove to close off Solem’s line. Solem tried to make it there but Handschke would not be denied. Solem was second with Cota taking third. Bethke, Colten Van Hierden and Bruce Belland rounded out the top six.Benji LaCrosse held off Mike Wedelstadt to collect his second straight Budweiser IMCA Modified feature flag. Kyle Frederick collected his second Coors Light IMCA Stock Car feature win of the season going away.last_img read more

Redknapp laughs off sack talk

first_imgTony Fernandes has branded reports Harry Redknapp faces the sack at QPR as “a load of nonsense”, according to the Loftus Road manager. Redknapp claimed a club insider is trying to force him out of QPR and pressure increased after his side’s 2-0 home defeat to Manchester United. Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson scored at Loftus Road to spare Radamel Falcao’s blushes as the Colombia striker fluffed four gilt-edged chances. Former Tottenham boss Redknapp again claimed the full backing of owner Fernandes, however, suggesting the QPR chairman laughed off threats to his future over the phone. “I’m not worried at all,” said Redknapp, despite QPR remaining 19th in the Premier League. “That’s the owner’s choice isn’t it, if they want to make a change. “I spoke to Tony Fernandes this week, five times, and he’s never mentioned anything to me, he’s just said, ‘What a load of nonsense’. “So I don’t know. “Who do you believe, the insider, whoever may be, who’s trying to cause a problem, or do you believe the chairman? “I don’t worry. What will be will be. “It’s up to them, it’s their club. Tony’s the chairman, I can only keep going. Press Association “We’re still in amongst it to be fair. Okay today was a setback, but there’s nothing in it between the bottom seven teams. “From Everton downwards it’s going to be extremely close and we’ve got as good a chance as anybody.” United manager Louis van Gaal challenged misfiring loan striker Falcao to “prove himself” in the build-up to Saturday’s west London clash. The 28-year-old promptly wasted four prime chances to score, including twice failing to fire into an empty net. Despite another off-kilter display, United boss Van Gaal said: “I think he did well.” United’s Dutch manager added: “It’s not so important what I think, because he wants to score goals. “And for me I have to judge how he has played. “Scoring goals is an important aspect of a striker I know, but for me it’s also very important if he is an attacking point, that he can play further and that with another striker we are coming into third and fourth phases of our attack. “And I think he did well.” Van Gaal sent United into action in an unorthodox 3-3-2-2 formation that struggling QPR were still able to pick apart regularly in the first half. Angel Di Maria started up front alongside Falcao, but United were unable to gain tactical control. The travelling United fans chanted “attack, attack, attack” and even “four-four-two, four-four-two” in demanding a system change – and eventually the Red Devils’ boss relented. A switch to a 4-4-2 diamond bore the two-goal fruit vital for victory, but Van Gaal felt it would have been risky to start with that set-up. “I know in advance that when we play with four midfielders in a diamond that we create more chances, but then the balance of the team is also weak,” said Van Gaal. “And you’ve seen it because we had created chances but so had QPR. “We have to decide every week how we have to play. And that’s the question. “But also with the other system we played against Tottenham Hotspur, maybe you remember the first half we created maybe six or seven more chances than today, and we didn’t score. “So it’s always the question, are you effective enough? “Against Southampton away we scored two out of three chances and we won the game. “But it was not because we were the better team at that time. “Last week we were the better team, but in football it is not always the better team who wins. “In the first half we played like QPR wanted. “We did the same thing as QPR, playing through the air, long balls, and QPR were better. “In the second half we changed the shape and that helped also.” last_img read more

Rohit & Virat defining pair of modern era, says Kumar Sangakkara

first_imgMUMBAI: Kumar Sangakkara has made an interesting comparison saying that just like BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and former India skipper Rahul Dravid managed to make batting look easy with their orthodox yet effective batting display, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma do just that in the current era.Speaking on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected, Sangakkara said: “If you look at Rahul and Ganguly, both of them are orthodox batsmen. They play beautiful cricket shots and are very technically correct, Dravid may be a little bit more so, but the ability to be as destructive with such rate and precision stroke-making is something that has to be really admired. “If you take the modern-day game, India has two of the best players in Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who play orthodox cricket but who are just absolutely destructive in any format of the game. You don’t have to muscle the ball or put too much effort or look ugly doing it, they just play good cricket shots and results come.” IANSlast_img read more

Bolt and Ayana cop IAAF awards

first_imgBy Mitch PhillipsMONACO, (Reuters) – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana were crowned as the IAAF’s athletes of the year yesterday.Bolt completed his amazing Olympic ‘triple triple’ of 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100m relay gold medals at the Rio Games in August despite missing much of the season through injury and took the award for the sixth time.He clocked season’s bests of 9.81 and 19.78 to win the 100m and 200m in Rio and then anchored the Jamaican team to a world-leading 37.27 when winning the 4x100m.He also went undefeated throughout the whole season at all distances, including heats.Bolt, 30, plans to run the 100m at next year’s world championships in London, seeking to add to his haul of 11 world titles.Ayana produced a stunning run on the first day of athletics in Rio when she shattered the 10 000-metres world record that had stood for 23 years.Her time of 29 minutes 17.45 seconds smashed the mark of 29:31.78 that was set by Wang Junxia of China in 1993.Ayana also took bronze in the Rio 5 000m, her only loss of the year over the distance. She ended the year as the Diamond Race winner for that discipline.last_img read more

Quentin Hillsman explains how to cut down the nets to his players

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text No. 4 seed Syracuse (28-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) advanced to its first-ever Elite Eight with an 80-72 victory over No. 1 seed South Carolina (33-2, 16-0 Southeastern) on Friday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in the Sweet 16.With the win, the Orange will play for a spot in the Final Four against No. 7 seed Tennessee on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. If SU wins that game, it will cut down the nets, which is what head coach Quentin Hillsman explained to his team in locker room after beating the Gamecocks. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 26, 2016 at 2:23 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse upsets No. 1 seed South Carolina for first-ever bid to the Elite EightBriana Day holds her own against South Carolina’s post players in 80-72 winBrittney Sykes continues hot streak in Syracuse’s win over No. 1 seed South Carolinalast_img read more

RGA issues industry GDPR guidance

first_img Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts May 20, 2020 EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles EGBA backs EU regulators demand for highest industry standards March 31, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Industry trade body, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published its guidance for mandatory General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies which are set to be implemented on 25 May 2018.The RGA seeks to help industry stakeholders, navigate the complexities of EU-wide GDPR policies, which will implement a single regulatory framework on individual consumer digital data protections, the privacy of individuals and corporate data gathering consent.Enforced this Month by the EU across its member states, GDPR will pose an operational challenge for all European digital enterprises, who will be forced to adhere to a stricter code on user data, implementing new provisions for processing data of EU consumers.“The consistent and effective implementation of the GDPR poses a number of challenges for all industries and organisations, not least because of the lack of precedent to follow; and the fact that clear regulatory guidance on every aspect of it is not yet available.” The RGA details on its release.“The aim of this guidance is to assist the remote gambling sector through this phase.  It will be reviewed and updated as and when greater clarity or better practice emerges.”last_img read more

Tenth Edition of the European Cup starts in Sarajevo

first_imgThe tenth edition of the European Cup in Sarajevo kicks off on Saturday morning. This edition with a record number of participating countries. The number of participants can be higher with 231 and 80 women but the home crowd will look forward to some of those Bosnian women who may be able to reach the medal phase.The number of athletes though is decreasing although the event has such warm athmosphere and good but small organisation. Last year France (3), The Netherlands (2), Belgium (2) and Switzerland (2) took most of the gold medals. Who else then Aleksandra Samardžić was the last judoka from the host nation Bosnia Herzegovina who claimed a home victory in 2018. Samardžić won the tournament four times and is this time listed U70kg.Where Bosnia had a lot of talent it’s now time to claim the more important medals. So far only Larisa Ceric was able to win precious medals at senior level. In 2017 Samardžić finished with silver at the Junior World Championships but is now a senior herself, but not yet at the level close to Olympic qualification. Same counts for Harun Sadikovic the third ace for Bosnia. The heavyweight competes in Sarajevo +100kg.The third European Cup of the season has to set new records and gear up with a gold medal. Quite a challenge this weekend. The lightweights start on Sunday, the heavier athletes on Saturday.last_img read more

Clarksville mayor warns of ‘serious problem’ in Iowa small towns

first_imgCLARKSVILLE — A Butler County mayor says the illegal drug trade is moving into small towns. Val Swinton he wasn’t quite aware of how bad the problem was until he became mayor of Clarksville.“I hear stories about other small towns in the area and how drug dealers are moving into these areas,” he says. “I think it is a very serious problem.”According to Swinton, meth is the primary illegal drug being sold and used in and around Clarksville. The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy reports the number of illegal meth labs discovered by law enforcement is at a 12-year low, but there is an all-time high of nearly 10,000 meth-related admissions to treatment facilities. Swinton says Clarksville’s police force of two full-timers and one part-timer is cracking down.“The initial solution is to do what our police chief is doing and that is to go after them with a vengeance. He just does not tolerate drug dealers in town. If he hears of them and can build a case, he will and for that I have a tremendous amount of respect for him,” Swinton says. “The other cure is to eliminate the desire for it. You know, it’s kind of been romanticized in some areas.”Swinton sees the legalization of marjuana in a growing number of states as a major factor in the demand for illegal drugs.“I believe that our government is sending a message that drug usage is not that serious, I mean, let’s just go ahead and legalize the use of what was considered an illegal drug — marijuana,” Swinton says. “And I believe that leads to more serious problems.”The use of meth and opioids like heroin are at an all-time high in Iowa according to the state Office of Drug Control Police. Communities with fewer than 10-thousand residents are also seeing an increase in violent crime as well. The latest federal data shows violent crime rose 12 percent from 2014 to 2016 in Iowa towns with fewer than 10-thousand residents.last_img read more

Leafs deal fan favourite Matthew Naka to Kelowna

first_imgSometimes coaches and players just don’t see eye to eye.Which is the reason why Leaf center Matthew Naka is now a member of the Kelowna Chiefs.The three-year member of the Green and White was recently dealt to the Chiefs for defenceman Kyle Clayton and futures Wednesday.“Let’s just say we came to a mutual agreement between Matthew and myself,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.“So Matthew is going to Kelowna for a defenceman and future considerations.”Naka’s offensive output has slipped since his first year in Nelson when the Vanderhoof native played all 52 games as a 17-year-old scoring five times while adding 33 assists for 38 points.Last season the 5’10” playmaking centerman was a key player on the Leafs until an off-ice accident caused Naka to miss most of the final games of the regular season. In Clayton, Nelson is getting another big body on the blueline as the 17-year-old Abbotsford product stand 6’4” and 200 pounds.Naka is the fourth player to be moved from last season’s team.Maida traded Dallon Stoddart and Seth Schmidt along with James Sorrey to Castlegar during the summer.Recently Matt MacDonald was dealt to Revelstoke Grizzlies.Maida also acquired Brad Rebagliati from the BC Hockey League’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs to replace injured Adam Maida.Rebagliati, a native of Cranbrook, played in 17 games last season, posting a 3.63 goals against average and goals against average of 0.894.This season the Bulldogs have struggled, winning just once in 17 attempts. Maida said Rebagliati, who has been practicing with Nelson all week, should see some action on Nelson’s three-game road trip through the Okanagan.Ironcially, Saturday’s game is against the Kelowna Chiefs.Nelson opens the trip Friday in Armstrong against the North Okanagan Knights.Sunday the Murdoch Division leaders face Summerland Steam.last_img read more