Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.
Australian engineering company Worley has been awarded a contract by oil major BP for hook-up and commissioning integration services for the Mad Dog 2 project and the Argos platform in the Gulf of Mexico.Mad Dog 2, Argos platform; Source: BPWorley said on Thursday that it would prepare for the arrival of the Argos FPU in the Gulf of Mexico and complete final systems commissioning in Texas, offshore hook-up at the Mad Dog field, and handover of the platform to BP’s Global Operations Organization.The Mad Dog 2 project includes the Argos platform, which was named in late November 2018, with the capacity to produce up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day. It is planned to be commissioned in 2021.The project will also have a subsea production system with 14 production wells and eight water injection wells.Andrew Wood, CEO of Worley, said: “Worley is looking forward to supporting BP’s North American strategy through the integration of this new asset into BP’s production fleet in the Gulf of Mexico.”The Argos platform will be the first new BP-operated production facility in the Gulf of Mexico since 2008 when Thunder Horse came online. It will be BP’s fifth operated platform in the Gulf, and it will help extend the life of the super-giant Mad Dog oil field beyond 2050.The final investment decision for the $9 billion project was approved by BP (60.5 percent) in late 2016 and in early 2017 by co-owners BHP (23.9 percent) and Union Oil Company of California, an affiliate of Chevron (15.6 percent).The hull and topsides of the Argos platform are currently under construction in South Korea, with oil production from the facility expected to begin in late 2021.Mad Dog fieldBP discovered the Mad Dog field in 1998 and began production there with its first platform in 2005. Continued appraisal drilling in the field during 2009 and 2011 doubled the resource estimate of the Mad Dog field to more than 4 billion barrels of oil equivalent, spurring the need for another platform at the field.The second Mad Dog platform will be moored approximately six miles to the southwest of the existing Mad Dog platform, which is located in 4,500 feet of water about 190 miles south of New Orleans. The current Mad Dog platform can produce up to 80,000 gross barrels of oil and 60 million gross cubic feet of natural gas per day.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.
The final round of CONCACAF’s qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup is to be expanded from six to eight teams, the governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean confirmed on Monday. CONCACAF said in a statement that five teams – Mexico, United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras – would automatically start in the final eight-team round robin league where 3.5 berths for the 2022 finals in Qatar will be up for grabs. Loading… Those five teams will be joined by three teams who emerge from two rounds of preliminary qualifiers which will involve the remainder of CONCACAF’s 35 FIFA member nations. Those preliminary rounds will get under way in October, with 30 teams drawn into six groups of five. The six group winners will then meet in three two-legged second round games, with the winners of each tie advancing to the final round of qualifying. The final round of qualifiers will start in June 2021 before reaching their conclusion in March 2022 – eight months before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar. In the final round, each team plays each other on a home and away basis with the top three finishers qualifying for the World Cup. The fourth-placed team will enter a playoff against a team from a different region. The qualifying shake-up came after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of several FIFA international windows, making CONCACAF’s previous qualification plans unworkable. In a statement, CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani said the new format offered greater opportunity for World Cup qualification to teams in the region. Read Also: Real Madrid set to raise €180m in quickfire player sale “All teams now have the chance to compete for direct access to Qatar 2022 and dream of playing at a World Cup,” Montagliani said. “We have also respected the positions of those nations which had already mathematically qualified for the Final Round under the previous system.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King Remake7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s
The Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad and Tobago’s Franchise team for the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament arrived in Guyana last evening ahead of their Saturday clash against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Providence Stadium.The team arrived at the Marriott Hotel last evening and will take a rest day today before training tomorrow.(Adrian Narine photo)
Written By LIVE TV First Published: 10th August, 2020 11:05 IST WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 10th August, 2020 11:05 IST Capitals Beat Bruins To Earn East 3 Seed, Face Isles Next T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson scored, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in round-robin play Sunday to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson scored, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in round-robin play Sunday to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and set up a first-round matchup against former coach Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders.Boston, which won the Presidents’ Trophy as the top team during the NHL regular season that was cut short in March, lost all three of its seeding games and fell to fourth in the East. The Bruins will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round in a rematch of the 2019 East final.Trotz coached Washington to its first Stanley Cup title in franchise history in 2018, then left in a contract dispute. Trotz went to the Islanders, while the Capitals hired his top assistant, Todd Reirden, as head coach. This is the first time they’ve faced off in a playoff series since.“It’ll be interesting,” Wilson said. “We know them well, some personnel and the coaching staff that we’re familiar with, obviously a good rivalry, so we’re excited for it and ready to go.”Washington shook off a shootout loss to Tampa Bay and a regulation loss to Philadelphia to continue its years-long dominance of Boston. The Capitals have now won 17 of their past 19 games against the Bruins and by earning the third seed cannot play the top-seeded Flyers until the conference final.It’s unclear whether Norris Trophy finalist John Carlson will be ready for Game 1 against the Islanders after missing the all of round-robin play with an injury. The 30-year-old defenseman went down to the ice awkwardly in Washington’s exhibition game vs. Carolina on July 29 and has practiced but not played since.Jake DeBrusk scored and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for Boston, which also got an assist from winger Ondrej Kase in his round-robin debut.NOTES: With Carlson still out, rookie Martin Fehervary made his round-robin debut, replacing Radko Gudas on the Capitals blue line. … Connor Clifton played on defense for the Bruins in place of Matt Grzelcyk. COMMENT
StumbleUpon Related Articles On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 Share Submit Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Share Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Following the announcement that seven UK on-course bookmakers would be having their licences reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), representatives from the racing sector have called for further information on age verification measures to address under-age gambling. The seven bookmakers had reportedly allowed a 16-year old to place a bet at this year’s Royal Ascot, which took place in June. Despite the UK-wide policy of ‘Think 21’ being implemented across racecourses, the sector has come under fire for supposedly failing to carry out thorough age-checks. However, after speaking to a number of representatives from the sector, on-course bookmakers are carrying out checks to ensure that under-aged persons are unable to place a bet. Previously, racecourses such as Doncaster have trialled wristbands for those over the age of 18, helping track employees distinguish punters, however, the trial was reportedly unsuccessful and inefficient. One of the challenges faced by on-course bookmakers is the lack of age-barriers for what is often marketed as a ‘family day out’. An event such as Royal Ascot diverse group of ages, with turn-out reaching in excess of 300,000 people – which creates difficulties for on-course bookmakers to distinguish which punters are over the age of 18.Speaking to Christopher Hudson, President of The British Racecourse Bookmakers’ Association, he explained: “Obviously we are all concerned about the number of Bookies failing the Age Verification test at Royal Ascot as this Association has worked closely for many years with the UKGC to improve pass rates in this unique sector. “I say unique as in our sector unlike the remote sector and other land-based operators such as casinos and betting shops we don’t have a barrier to refuse entry to the premises where we take bets.“In the normal course of events most on course, bookies have a think 21 policy and train their staff accordingly at specific training courses provided by the trade associations. This is the BRBA’s recommended operating procedure and members are provided with supporting signage to help them.”Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers director, Robin Grossmith, also explained that the on-course sector is taking part in educational initiatives and age-verification training to ensure that the ‘pass-rate’ improves. He expressed hope that the licence reviews would act as a “wake-up call” for on-course firms.Grossmith emphasised that the FRB has established a long-term relationship with independent test purchase service Serve Legal to enforce the current Think 21 policy, while also rolling out four nation-wide seminars in collaboration with the UKGC and Serve Legal. While it is thought that the current initiatives are ‘demonstrating that bookmakers are doing everything they can’ to improve age-verification checks, it highlights the need for further information for on-course bookmakers.
Share Former Labour MP and shadow secretary for Culture, Media & Sport Michael Dugher has been confirmed as the first Chief Executive of the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).Issuing a market update this afternoon, BGC governance confirmed the appointment of Dugher inbound for Spring 2020, as he departs his current role as Chief Executive to UK Music, the leading trade body for the British music industry.In his new remit, Dugher will work towards improving the gambling environment for a safe and entertaining customer experience, furthering the BGC’s strategy to tackle gambling-related harm and building consumer and public trust in the gambling industry.As inbound BGC chief executive Dugher said: “The betting and gaming industry is a hugely significant contributor to the leisure industry, to sport and to the UK economy as a whole. “I look forward to working with Brigid and the members of the Betting and Gaming Council as we tackle the critical issues facing the sector. Like many millions of people, I enjoy having a bet. Creating a safe gambling environment will be my top priority.A seasoned executive in political stakeholder management, Dugher was a Member of Parliament for the Barnsley East constituency between 2010 and 2017, during which he held senior positions in the Shadow Cabinet including Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.Merging the functions and duties of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), the BGC was officially launched this Autumn seeking to act as a unified voice for all industry stakeholders.Membership of the BGC is open to all gambling operators with a UK licence. It comprises members from the online and retail sectors, representing over 90% of the betting and gaming sector (excluding lotteries). All members are required to adhere to a new Code of Conduct setting the highest standards for membership.Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chairman, Betting and Gaming Council commenting on Michael’s appointment said: ‘’Michael brings a wealth of experience from his time in parliament and more recently as chief executive of UK Music. “He’ll bring great leadership, energy and experience to the Betting and Gaming Council and help deliver the ongoing change we need to ensure safe and enjoyable products. We share an ambition to make the UK the safest betting and gaming industry in the world. I very much look forward to working with him.”Hosting an exclusive SBC Webinar, BGC acting Interim Chief Executive Wes Himes underlined the trade body’s agenda for 2020, highlighting a number of objectives and emphasising industry cultural change amid a changing UK regulatory and digital landscape. BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit Share BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Related Articles
Athletes from BiH are really doing great at the beginning of this year, especially those young people whose careers are just at the beginning. However, Fahro Catovic made sure that we do not forget somewhat older athletes.This persistent BH Paralympic athlete is in Austria these days, where he will represent our country on IPCAS race in Abtenau in the upcoming days. This act will enter into history because, as he claims, he will become the first participant from BiH to compete in a very demanding discipline super-G.Otherwise, Catovic will perform in two more disciplines, and he will also try the giant slalom and slalom.“Each discipline comes with special new challenges. Super-G takes place on 205 cm long skis and reaches a speed of over 100 km/hour. So far, more than 100 competitors from 16 countries applied. Our team is the only team from our region. Scoring of the competition is interesting as well. In fact, every Paralympic athlete should have as few points in the rankings, and each of us starts with 1000 points. I currently have 860, after only one race,” says Fahro Catovic.In order for BH Paralympic athlete to perform at Europa Cup and World Cup, they should have 360 or 240 points.“This is the next goal, as well as qualifying for the Paralympic Games in South Korea in 2018. Time is short, a lot of effort and work has been invested so far, and a lot more will have to be done. We hope to have the support of the Paralympic Committee of BiH, as before. We want to thank them for their help that enabled participation in this international competition,” said Catovic.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (19) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +32 Vote up Vote down magblosm 96p · 337 weeks ago You are asking the question this week “am I happy with living here”? This is why I chose after 29 years to move back to this town. The people of this town are wonderful about stepping up and helping a family in crisis. Prayers for this young man and his family. Let’s all get out and support these events. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +35 Vote up Vote down Heidi Metz Hyde · 337 weeks ago This is so great of you to write about Curtiss. I know he will be so greatfull that his hometown is ready to jump in and help him. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago -29 Vote up Vote down Youknow · 337 weeks ago He’s 27 and he only had 1stroke. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down really · 337 weeks ago Wow.. seems someone has jumped to conclusions given the fact that most of this info is incorrect. Report Reply 2 replies · active 337 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down MJE · 337 weeks ago You may want to verify his age. Someone identified as a family member posted about this on FB and listed his age as 27. If he graduated in 2005, 27 would be about right. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +34 Vote up Vote down Jazzy Pettegrew · 337 weeks ago What matters is our friend needs our prayers and support; not how old he is. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down The Grooms Family · 337 weeks ago My prayers go out to Curtiss and his family. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Kacie · 337 weeks ago Are 100% of sales at the March 22nd asagna Dinner, raffle/silent auction, and Bake at the Knights of Columbus Building, 201 East Harvey, Wellington, going to Curtiss? Report Reply 2 replies · active 337 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Megan Rahe · 337 weeks ago Something to check into with the new ACA, I do believe he is immediately eligible to purchase health insurance. It could really help him out. Report Reply 1 reply · active 337 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Crystal · 337 weeks ago How much is the Lasagna dinner at the Knights of Columbus? Report Reply 2 replies · active 336 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Revised version: Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Curtiss Metz 27 of Wellington is currently in the Neurological ICU at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. Doctors discovered after several tests that he has Endocarditis, which is the inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves. An infection started in a heart murmur that Curtiss was born with, causing extensive damage to his aortic valve. He also has a blood clot in the carotid artery at the base of his brain that was cause the infection. He has suffered a moderate stroke that has affected 20% of his brain. He is high risk to continue to have these strokes until the damage can be fixed. The update on Wednesday morning was that Curtiss is having heart failure. They are trying to remove the fluid from the heart to perform surgery as soon as possible, hopefully Thursday morning. In all of this Curtiss does not have health insurance. Curtiss is a 2005 Wellington High School graduate. He is the son of Don Metz and Danette Grizzle-Stone. He is employed with BSB Manufacturing of Wellington. A fund has been opened at Panhandle Federal Credit Union for anyone wanting to donate. Other events for fundraising include the following:Thursday March 6, 2014 10% of the gross sales from The Dore will be donated to Curtiss-so come out have a drink or one of their delicious menu items. March 22, 2014 A Lasagna Dinner, raffle/silent auction, and Bake sale will be held on from 6-9 at the Knights of Columbus Building 201 East Harvey Wellington Kansas with a benefit concert to follow at The Dore featuring Jason Boyd. If anyone should have any questions or would like to donate items please contact Lindsey Daugherty @ 620-440-7512 or Kip Etter at 620-440-7379If anyone should have any questions or would like to donate items please contact Lindsey Daugherty @ 620-440-7512 or Kip Etter at 620-440-7379.
FILE PHOTO: Real Madrid lift Champions League Paris, France | AFP | Plans by UEFA to reform European club competitions would see 128 clubs playing a total of 647 matches starting in the 2024 season (with 407 per season 2021-2024) spread over three continental competitions, according to a document seen by AFP on Friday.The 128 teams would be divided this way: 32 clubs in the Champions League, 32 in a competition similar to the Europa League and a further 64 clubs in a third competition, itself divided into four groups resembling the basketball conference system used by NBA.– Champions League, large groups –– According to the documents AFP has seen, the group phase would begin in August with four pools of eight teams who would play 14 preliminary round matches rather than the six in the current system.– In total there would be 21 match days in the Champions League.– The most controversial point is that only four of the 32 participating clubs will have qualified through their national championships.– Four other clubs would qualify via having reached the semi-finals of the second level competition (Europa League).– Above all 24 places are reserved for teams that do well in the Champions League and to stay in the competition they would need to finish in the top five of their group, or win a play-off between those clubs finishing 6th or 7th.– UEFA insists a maximum of five clubs from any national league can be in this top tier competition.– Europa League –– The second tier now known as the Europa League will consist of 32 clubs divided into eight groups of four clubs in the first round. The participants:– The four teams relegated from the Champions League and the four losing teams on the play-offs.– The four losing sides from the previous season’s ‘Europa League’ quarter-finals.– The four semi-finalists from the the third tier cup the previous season.– Twenty clubs qualifying directly from the national leagues.– The third tier –– This is the only one of the three competitions which is entirely open with all 64 teams qualifying from the national leagues.– The main peculiarity of this competition is its four separate ‘conferences’ in the manner of NBA basketball.– In each section there will be four groups of four teams who qualify for quarter- semi and finals of their respective conference.– The four winners would then meet in a mini tournament with semi-finals and a final, with all four gaining promotion to the 2nd tier competition the following season.Share on: WhatsApp