Carnarvon secures rig for high impact Pavo and Apus drilling

first_imgNoble Tom Prosser drilling rig contracted to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells Carnarvon secures rig for high impact Pavo and Apus drilling. (Credit: Kasey Houston from FreeImages) Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (“Carnarvon”) (ASX:CVN) is pleased to confirm that the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig has been contracted to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells.The drilling program is expected to commence in late 2021 with the Pavo-1 well and will be immediately followed by the Apus-1 well.Both prospects have the potential to materially increase the aggregate development resource for the Dorado field if successful. Resources capable of being tied back to existing infrastructure provide significantly enhanced economic outcomes, minimise additional capital investment requirements and shorten time periods to first production from the tie back fields.The Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig was previously used by Carnarvon and its operating partner in 2019 on the successful Dorado-2 and Dorado-3 appraisal wells.With the drilling rig contracted, the operator will now proceed to secure the remaining equipment, services and approvals required to commence drilling operationsCarnarvon Managing Director and CEO, Mr Adrian Cook, said:“Given the potential resource size and development aggregation benefits, these two drilling targets provide very attractive and meaningful opportunities for Carnarvon. Today’s news in locking in this rig is another clear point of progression in the advancement of the world class Bedout Basin.We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with multiple drilling operations progressing to plan as well as the advancement of our Dorado development pre-FEED and FEED activities”. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Thousands of Voters Use New Online Absentee Ballot Application in First Week

first_img September 23, 2019 Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania’s newest voting innovation – online absentee ballot applications at votesPA.com/ApplyAbsentee – is a resounding success, with nearly 4,300 voters using the system in the first week.“The success of letting people apply online for an absentee ballot proves that Pennsylvanians want voting to be more accessible,” said Governor Wolf. “This was an important next step to modernize our elections, and I hope it encourages more voters to participate in our democracy.”In August 2015, Governor Wolf launched online voter registration, which has been similarly popular. More than 1.4 million applicants have used the site to apply for a new voter registration or update an existing registration. Until last week, Pennsylvania voters could only apply on paper for an absentee ballot and then wait to receive it in the mail.The timesaving online absentee ballot application is especially welcome given the tight time limits mandated by the 1937 Pennsylvania Election Code, Governor Wolf noted.The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is one week before the election, or 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, this year. The deadline for county election offices to receive voted absentee ballots is just three days later, on the Friday before the election. This year that deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 1.Online applications are forwarded directly to the appropriate county for processing. Absentee voters must still mail or hand-deliver their voted ballot to their county election office. The Department of State urges voters to apply for their absentee ballot as soon as possible, so they can receive and return it well ahead of the deadline.“I’m delighted at how quickly and eagerly Pennsylvanians embraced this innovation,” Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said. “The department is committed to finding ways we can make the voting process more convenient and accessible for all eligible voters.”The online application is currently available to all domestic Pennsylvania voters. It will be opened to military and overseas voters in 2020. Online applications require a PennDOT driver’s license or ID number. The Department of State is planning an update, also in 2020, that will allow applicants without a PennDOT number to use the online system.In Pennsylvania, absentee ballots may be cast by voters with illnesses or disabilities, voters who will be away from their home municipality on business on Election Day, and Pennsylvania college students attending out-of-state colleges or universities, among others.For more information on voting by absentee ballot, visit votesPA.com. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Thousands of Voters Use New Online Absentee Ballot Application in First Weeklast_img read more

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AIT to Broadcast NPFL All-Star Tour Games in Spain

first_imgAfrican Independent Television (AIT) a member of the DAAR Communication Group has become the first free to air television network to be awarded broadcast right of the NPFL-LaLiga All-Star tour matches.A select team made up of players from the Nigeria Professional Football League clubs are billed to play three international club friendly matches in three Spanish cities as part of the technical and commercial partnership between the League Management Company (LMC), operators of the NPFL and LaLiga.The LMC said it has reached an understanding with AIT, Nigeria’s first private 24 hour station for live broadcast of the matches which hold on August 10, 12 and 13. The first match, a pre-season friendly on August 10 will be against Valencia CF while the other two games against Malaga CF on August 12 and Atletico Madrid CF on the 13th will be part of the prestigious Carranza LaLiga World Club Tourney. Chairman of LMC, Shehu Dikko, confirmed the development and said, “we are seeking windows through the broadcast media to take this historic matches available to the homes of every Nigerian football fans. The LMC and LaLiga is offering the broadcast feeds free to every television station that is interested”.Dikko said discussions are also on-going with a number of other stations including Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Channels Television and Television Continental (TVC).The NPFL All-Star team of 37 players based on current form and potentials shown as youth development players began camping in Abuja from July 11 with a final list of 22 to be released before their departure on August 8 by the coaching crew which has Salisu Yusuf as head.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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LISCR FC Bid Farewell to Defender Richard Lloyd, Decline in Offering Contract Renewal

first_imgLloyd joined the ‘Shipping Boys’ in 2015 from first division club, Watanga FC for an undisclosed amount after winning the ‘Best Defender’ award during the 2014/2015 season. (Photo: LISCR FC)LISCR Football Club have bade farewell to center defender Richard Lloyd after the club declined to offer him a contract renewal.The defender’s time with the club has come to an end after three successful years. Lloyd joined the ‘Shipping Boys’ in 2015 from first division club, Watanga FC for an undisclosed amount after winning the ‘Best Defender’ award during the 2014/2015 season.Lloyd was part of Gambian coach Tapha Manneh’s squad that won both First Division championship and FA Cup during the 2016/2017 league season when the team went unbeaten in 22 league games. He also won the 2018 Liberia Super Cup with the team.Swen Bedell, Secretary General of LISCR FC, thanked Lloyd for his contributions over the years and described him as a player who was seen as a leader in the dressing room.“When we needed a person to fill the gap for us in center defense, we got him and he helped us over the years. He came to the club with great experience which was a great help to us on the pitch and in the dressing room where he was a leader for the younger players. We thank him for his countless efforts over the years and we wish him good luck in his career”, Bedell told LISCR FC Media.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Business Plan Competitions: Valuable Tool or Waste of Time?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#start Related Posts Entrepreneur and professor Steve Blank authored a blog this morning that expressed his opinion that business plan competitions are useless to startup culture and should be scrapped for business model competitions. Business plan competitions are just what they sound like: students are encouraged to submit a business plan and a winner is selected by a panel of judges, often resulting in some monetary reward for the triumphant student. Blank argues that models, not plans, are much more applicable to the iterative startup atmosphere, but not everyone agrees that business plans are entirely irrelevant.Looking at the opposing viewpoints, it seems that those against business plans use an alternative approach to their argument than those in support of them. In his points against business plans, Blank takes aim at the plans themselves, dissecting them as unrepresentative of the startup ecosystem and its needs.“There is no cheaper way to get a lot of energy and excitement going than organizing a tournament. That is really what a business plan competition is.”– Albert Wenger“A business plan is the execution document that large companies write when planning product-line extensions where customer, market and product features are known,” writes Blank. “A startup is not executing a series of knowns. Most startups are facing unknown customer needs, an unknown product feature set and is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.”Blank’s approach is logical. Business plans are meant for larger companies, yet these competitions still exist for startups. Why not change the competitions to reflect the nature of startups? Blank instead suggests the use of business model competitions, which would judge entrepreneurs on what they learned and how they reacted. Albert Wenger, a partner at Union Square Ventures, is on the other side of the fence from Blank. Wenger focuses his argument on the competition, stating that the excitement and enthusiasm built around startup culture from these competitions is invaluable. “There is no cheaper way to get a lot of energy and excitement going than organizing a tournament. That is really what a business plan competition is,” writes Wenger. “By offering a meaningful prize to the winner and having a big initial field it is possible to get a large number of students exposed to thinking about startups as an alternative to joining a large company (or worse yet Wall Street).”His point, like Blank’s, is valid. The ability to excite business students about startup culture is a valuable aspect to business model competitions that can’t be ignore or tossed out the door. The middle ground on these two arguments would be to keep the competitions, but replace plans with models, as Blank suggests. But are business plan competitions too ingrained in B-school tradition? Would a business model competition garner the same excitement? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Investor and Hunch co-founder Chris Dixon seems to be on Blank’s side on this issue. Earlier this month on his Twitter account, Dixon referred to business plan competitions as “a terrible idea,” stating that investors care more about the entrepreneur’s bio. He also believes that business plan competitions reinforce the “myth of the Eureka moment,” which he says keeps entrepreneurs from entering the game. However, Dixon also agrees with Wenger about the importance of exciting young entrepreneurs.“If it’s a choice between business plan contest or nothing I’d take business plan contests,” Dixon said in a comment on Wenger’s blog. “I just wish they weren’t the dominant startup-related activity for students.”Are business plan competitions antiquated business school relics that serve only to confuse young would-be entrepreneurs about founding a startup? Or is their true purpose to get students excited about entrepreneurship despite these conflicts? I find myself siding with Chris Dixon on this matter. They serve a valuable role in recruiting students to startup culture, but they shouldn’t be the only way students get excited. chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Helping People With Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. If you are a designer or builder specializing in green building, it’s only a matter of time before you are approached by a client who suffers from multiple chemical sensitivity. A typical request might go like this: “Many ordinary building materials can make me sick. I’m looking for someone to design (or build) me a house without any toxic chemicals.”What’s the best way to respond to such a potential customer? To answer this question, let’s turn first to the medical experts.Medical research never rests, and our understanding of medicine is still evolving. That said, it is always valuable to look at the latest conclusions of scientific research to determine where we stand now. Although our medical knowledge may improve in the future, any conclusions we reach today can only rest on the best current data available.For a summary of the medical community’s understanding of multiple chemical sensitivity, I recommend “Overview of Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity),” by Donald Black and Scott Temple. Last updated on January 28, 2010, the paper by Black and Temple is published by UpToDate.com, a subscription-only Web site used as a reference by physicians.Black and Temple explain that in 1996, attendees at a World Health Organization conference in Berlin proposed that the term “idiopathic environmental intolerance” (IEI) be substituted for the collection of symptoms formerly referred to as “multiple chemical sensitivity.” (“Idiopathic” means “of unknown cause.”)Black and Temple note that idiopathic environmental intolerance “is a subjective illness marked by recurrent, nonspecific symptoms attributed to low levels of chemical, biologic, or physical agents. These symptoms occur in the absence of consistent objective diagnostic physical findings or laboratory tests that define an illness. Many experiments and observational studies consistently identify psychopathology in patients with IEI, and implicate behavioral or… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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Hockey: Harendra eyes role in hockey affairs

first_imgUnceremoniously dumped as national coach after just one assignment, Harendra Singh is enjoying his time off but has not ruled out a return to the national hockey set-up in some capacity in the future.After a depleted Indian men’s team finished sixth among seven teams at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May, Hockey India decided they needed a foreigner at the helm. Australian Michael Nobbs was subsequently appointed coach.Former Indian coach Harendra SinghHarendra is back working at Air India and, if he feels hard done by, he does not make it obvious. “There are no hard feelings.Maybe, the change will be good for Indian hockey,” he told Mail Today on Wednesday. “Everybody has his own innings to play.” Hockey India has stated it wants to keep Harendra in the set-up, though the coach himself said there has not been any discussion on this matter. “We have had talks with Harendra on this issue,” Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra told Mail Today without elaborating.Harendra, however, said there have been no talks. “I also have not taken any initiative in this regard. If someone wants my services, they should contact me,” he said. Batra had earlier said Harendra may be included in the support staff of the senior side, or the development of the age group sides.But with the national camp in Bangalore carrying on with Mohammad Riaz, Jugraj Singh, Clarence Lobo, David James, Baljit Singh Saini and BJ Cariappa as Nobbs’s assistants, there does not seem to be a place for Harendra in the set-up.advertisementWith the Junior World Cup being held in India in 2013, the federation needs to get a team in place with a coaching staff.”We have junior nationals at the under-21 and under-18 levels lined up and we have also set a cut-off age limit for the players. The coaching staff will also be in place in due course,” Batra said. “Camps will also be held for these players.” Harendra is not averse to taking up an assignment with any of these sides, but hinted that he will want a free hand. “They need to get the same facilities as the senior side. If the supply line is not of a high standard, how will the top team deliver?” he asked.Harendra is presently engaged in corporate affairs and is not even involved with the Air India hockey team. “In the future, I plan to work at the grass-root level with schools in Delhi to give back something to the game,” he added.last_img read more

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Caddies Welfare Trust Tournament organises at Delhi Golf Club

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 15 (PTI) The Caddies Welfare Trust organised a fund-raising Golf Tournament at the Delhi Golf Club here today. This fund raising initiative by the trust attracted sponsors and participants from all over India. This years tournament attracted around 12 sponsors across sectors, including IndiGo, Genpact, HDFC Bank, ITC, Coca-Cola, and Nike among others. A total of 340 golfers participated in it. Speaking about the tournament, Billy Bedi, Trustee, Caddies Welfare Trust said, “Golf is fast becoming one of the most popular sports globally and caddies are an integral part in any game of golf. CWT is committed to improve the lives of caddies and their families, focusing primarily on their health, skill development and economic sustenance.” The Caddy Welfare Trust conducts a series of welfare initiatives throughout the year that includes providing assistance directly to the registered caddies and their families. Even the legendary Tiger Woods has held forth on the importance of caddies and has donates Rs 3 lakh to the Caddies Welfare Trust. PTI PM PMlast_img read more

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BC to argue for injunction on Albertas turn off the taps law

first_imgThe Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval months later, demanding more consultation with First Nations and a study into the pipeline’s potential impact on marine wildlife.The project was approved for a second time by the federal cabinet last week. The legislation was passed, but never used, by Alberta’s former NDP government as a way to put pressure on the province’s western neighbour to drop its fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The new United Conservative government in Alberta proclaimed it into force shortly after Premier Jason Kenney was sworn in.He has said he doesn’t intend to use the turn-off-the-taps law right now, but he will if B.C. throws up roadblocks to the pipeline.The project, first approved in 2016, would triple the amount of oil flowing from the oilsands to B.C.’s Lower Mainland and from there to lucrative new markets across the Pacific.The project, first approved in 2016, would triple the amount of oil that flows from Edmonton to B.C.’s lower mainland, enabling access to new markets across the Pacific.The federal government bought the existing pipeline last year for $4.5 billion after its original builder, Texas-based Kinder Morgan, threatened to walk away from its expansion because of B.C.’s resistance. CALGARY, A.B. – British Columbia’s request for an injunction against Alberta’s so-called turn-off-the-taps law is to be heard in a Calgary courtroom today.The legislation allows Alberta to crimp energy shipments to B.C. if it stands in the way of a major pipeline expansion to the west coast.B.C. filed a statement of claim in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench last month calling the law unconstitutional.last_img read more

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I Unleashed A Super Bowl Troll And Im Sorry

Mea culpa!The assassin’s murder weapon was Twitter, that scourge on the ignorant masses. By creating an account with the Twitter name “[team name redacted] Won SB 50,” the assassin was able to force what Last Manners call “The Knowledge” (aka who won) upon unsuspecting players through favorites and replies. He took out as many people in eight hours as had been eliminated in the entire second week of the competition.The Last Man Twitter account, which had announced on Sunday that active coverage of the survivors would be winding down, sent out a warning to “go dark like it’s post-SB week again.”I had to know what would lead someone to become a Last Man assassin (and see if I could assuage my own guilt), so I used his medium of choice to get in touch. Over Twitter DM, the assassin declined to offer his full name but confirmed that he was a man who had seen my article, wanted to see how many players he could take out and made the Twitter account as “a spur of the moment thing.” He said that spoiling the result seemed like fair game, as he felt the players should have expected that this could happen. (Someone pulled a similar stunt last year.1Without my involvement!)But the reactions of eliminated players on Twitter, some more profane than others, have given the anonymous assassin pause. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel bad,” he told me. There hasn’t been a death recorded in the Last Man database since 9:43 p.m. on Tuesday, and the assassin’s Twitter account doesn’t appear to have taken any additional action since earlier that afternoon. On Wednesday, he told me that he won’t be collecting scalps next year. Nor will he be competing himself: He’s a fan of football and acquired The Knowledge the conventional way, by watching the game. I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. — Oscar Wilde, “The Importance of Being Earnest”There are some people out there who can’t leave an iced-over puddle unstomped, a freshly poured slab of concrete unmarked, or innocence unspoiled.On Tuesday, we published a story about a competition called Last Man, a challenge to see who can be the “last” American to still not know who won the Super Bowl. More than two weeks after the football game, 29 of the initial 199 Last Man players remained, and the competition had largely gone stagnant.But then a reader of my piece started targeting the remaining players. By the end of Tuesday night, 28 percent of the remaining competitors had been taken out, leaving only 21 players. UPDATE (Feb. 25, 4:58 p.m.): Since publication of this post, the Last Man organizers have acknowledged that their database did not include one contestant who was still viable in the competition. She has since been eliminated, but the numbers in this post would be slightly different if the database had been correct at the time of publication. read more

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