EEEGR, Orbis, UK DIT Discuss Offshore Wind Opportunities Over Breakfast

first_imgManagers from companies in the local supply chain met for breakfast on Tuesday morning at the Orbis Energy building in Lowestoft to hear a presentation delivered over a video link from Michiel Hendrickx, the UK Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Senior Trade Advisor in the Netherlands.The Dutch Offshore Wind sector provides long term opportunities for many companies working in this sector including those represented at the breakfast meeting.These opportunities, including ones for companies looking at a cross-over from offshore oil and gas to offshore wind, are looking far into the North Sea and far into the future with the offshore hub island on the Dogger Bank projected to be a reality by 2050.Michiel described the Dutch Model for tendering and gave details of projects already in a planning phase and those due for tendering in years to come starting with Hollandse Kust Zuid in December. The new Dutch Government has yet to define their plans for the industry but have already given indications that the growth will be there.A good initiative from the 3 parties, and who can resist a bacon sandwich?Dick Hill, Offshore WINDlast_img read more

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BW Offshore to take Petrobras share of Maromba field in Brazil

first_imgOslo-listed FPSO operator BW Offshore has entered into an agreement to acquire 70% of the Maromba field offshore Brazil for a total acquisition cost of $90 million from Petrobras.BW announced it was contemplating to enter into agreements to acquire 100% of the Maromba field offshore Brazil from the present owners Petrobras (70%) and Chevron (30%) in early March.BW Offshore announced the agreement with Petrobras last Friday, March 8. The company said that closing of the acquisition is subject to fulfillment or waiver of conditions precedents, including approval by The Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) to close the transaction and deem BW Offshore an approved operator in Brazil.Maromba is located off the Brazilian coast in the Campos Basin in approximately 160 meters of water depth. Internal estimates show potential recoverable resources of 100-150 million barrels of low-sulphur 16 API oil in Maastrichtian sandstone reservoirs. Eight of nine exploration and appraisal wells drilled to date have been successful and have found oil in multiple reservoirs. Four out of the eight successful wells have defined and delineated the Maastrichtian sand targets.In addition to the Maastrichtian targets, prior exploration data yields more than 1 billion barrels of oil in place upside potential. This upside will be later defined by further appraisal work post first oil, similar to recent appraisal campaigns at the Dussafu license offshore Gabon. BW to use own FPSO  The Maromba field is located close to the Peregrino, Papa Terra, and Polvo oil fields where BW Offshore currently has or has had operations. BW Offshore intends to deploy one of its existing FPSOs to the field as part of a phased development to de-risk the project like at the Dussafu development.“Maromba meets many of the criteria our E&P strategy is founded on; proven resources, high upside potential, located in a country where we currently operate, phased development and the use of one of our own FPSOs,” said CEO Carl K. Arnet of BW Offshore.“We will pay approximately USD 1 per barrel of recoverable resources in an area we know well, and we are currently evaluating several development options within our phased development strategy that range from USD 3 to 7 of capital cost per recoverable barrel plus FPSO lease. Maromba has the potential to create significant value for the shareholders of BW Offshore,” Arnet added.According to BW, the acquisition price will be paid over three milestones as the development progresses towards first oil. The first milestone of $20 million is due on receipt of ANP approval as operator and formal sanction of the transaction, expected in the second half of 2019. The second milestone of $20 million is due at start of drilling activities and the third part-payment, representing the remaining $50 million, is due at first oil or three years after the start of drilling activities, whichever comes first.The acquisition of the remaining 30% field interest is pending board approval by Chevron.last_img read more

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Three Words Men Want To Hear From Women.

first_img Share Tweet 185 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share LifestyleRelationships Three Words Men Want To Hear From Women. by: – August 26, 2011 No, not those three little words. According to psychiatrist and couples expert Ish Major, MD, the phrase that has the power to not only improve your relationship, but also keep your significant other from getting bored and moving on is: I am excited.Major, who stopped by the Cosmo office earlier this week, explained that this is probably the best thing you can say to your boyfriend or husband. Even better than I love you. How come? “When we know you’re excited about spending time with us, it makes us excited about spending time with you,” says Major. He adds that letting your boyfriend or husband know he’s doing a good job motivates him to stay at the top of his game.The phrase is especially powerful on someone you’ve been with for years. Major explains that it’s easy for couples in LTRs to fall into a routine and forget they have the ability to excite their partners. You start to think that the most you can offer the other person is stability and comfort, and excitement becomes sort of a foreign idea. But dropping the phrase reminds him he can still get you riled up, and in turn, keeps him from letting the romance slide.“The best context to use the phrase in is when you’re discussing the next time you’ll see him or the next time you two are doing something slightly out of the ordinary,” suggests Major. But he notes that it doesn’t necessarily have to be centered around an activity. “If he shares something like a potential opportunity for himself at work, that’s a great time to let him know you’re excited.”Oh and to all the guys out there reading this: women love hearing I am excited too. It’s the same principle, explains Major. So when we call you later to make plans, don’t just leave it at I love you (though, yes, we like hearing that too); throw in “I’m so excited to see you!” too. It’ll make us look forward to seeing you just a little more than we already do.Do you use the phrase I am excited with your guy? How frequently? And how often do you say those other three little words, I love you?By Zoe RudermanCosmopolitan.comlast_img read more

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Ruth Ann Hizer Payne

first_imgRuth Ann Payne, 59, of Utica, IN. and Cross Plains, IN. passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016.She was born Monday, December 31, 1956 in Moores Hill, Indiana, daughter of the late Norman Hizer and the late Amanda Stamper James.Ruth worked as a Iron Worker for Union Local #70.She loved to crochet, everyone in the family has an afghan. Ruth was a free spirit, she loved the outdoors and was very in tune with nature. She enjoyed camping, boating, gardening, flowers, motorcycle riding and the water, especially the wave runner. Family time, especially with the grandchildren and her precious dogs Abby & Bella, was very special to her. Her dog Peanut, who preceded her in death, even rode motorcycles and went boating with Tom and Ruth.Surviving are her husband, Thomas Payne of Cross Plains, IN; daughters, Melina Ann Messer (David Holcomb), VA, Deena Collins (Matt Oelker) of Manchester, IN; siblings, Bill Hizer, Linda (Charles) Jenkins, Edwina (Brian) Lanphier, Caroline “Sue” (Jimmy) Love, David (Kim) Hizer, Shirley (late Butch) Walston, Edwin (Flo) James, Anita (Joe) Rich; Grandchildren, Cerina Mae, Sabrina Marie, David Shelton III, and Joseph Darrel Holcomb and Sean Allen and Kendra Kay Collins.She was preceded in death by son, Shawn Randall Messer.Friends will be received 12:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 3:00 pm with Pastor Charles Hill officiating.Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to P.A.W.S. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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UPDATED: FCC investigating AT&T 911 outage

first_imgAware of issue affecting some calls to 911 for wireless customers. Working to resolve ASAP. We apologize to those affected.— AT&T (@ATT) March 9, 2017The Federal Communications Commission said it will investigate the cause of the outage that affected customers nationwide.BATESVILLE, Ind. — AT&T has reported a phone outage that is affecting 911 phone calls across the nation including Indiana.Ripley County communications said that AT&T sent them an automated message stating that 911 calls could be intermittent, but that the main issue would be with location services.If you are an AT&T customer and try to call 911 and can’t get through or get a busy tone, try the 10 digit phone number for your area listed below.Ripley County Dispatch – 812-689-5555Decatur County Dispatch – 812-222-4922Franklin County Dispatch – 765-647-4178Dearborn County Dispatch – 812-537-3431 UPDATE: AT&T says they have resolved the issue affecting 911 calls Wednesday night.Issue has been resolved that affected some calls to 911 from wireless customers. We apologize to those who were affected.— AT&T (@ATT) March 9, 2017last_img read more

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Stella ‘Pat’ Flora Westerfeld

first_imgStella ‘Pat’ Flora Westerfeld, age 98 of Batesville, Indiana passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.The daughter of William and Amelia (nee: Siebert) Goyert was born on January 18, 1920 in Batesville. The 1938 Batesville High School graduate married her sweetheart, Howard Westerfeld on November 29, 1941. They celebrated 62 years of marriage before he passed away in 2004.Pat, as most of her family and friends knew her by, worked for the Herald Tribune for several years and worked as a Nurses Aid for some time.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church Crossroads, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.  She was also part of the Ladies Aid at church, Lutheran Church Women, and a member of the Hobby Nobby Club.Mostly, Pat was a very good homemaker, wife, mom and grandma.  She was a terrific baker and usually did her baking on Saturday mornings.  She and Howard had a big vegetable garden, so she spent a lot of time canning their harvest.  Pat was also a seamstress and sewed a lot of her kid’s clothes over the years. She and her husband loved going to Florida and spending the winters there later in life.  They liked traveling together, everywhere from the east to the west coast. Grandma Pat also did a lot of babysitting over the years for her grandchildren, something she really enjoyed.She will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Sharyn Cobler and Mary Anne (Snork) Walsman; four sons Dave (Janet) Westerfeld, Dan Westerfeld, James (Melissa) Westerfeld and Rick Westerfeld; fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one on the way.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Lorena Narwold, Mildred Ahrens, Martha Firsich, Norma Goyert, Cordelia Drockelman, Howard Goyert and Paul Goyert.Visitation will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10AM-12:30PM at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Funeral Service will follow at 1:00PM on Saturday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads in Batesville.  Paster Creighton P. Leptak officiating.  Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Batesville.Memorials may be given to St. Paul Cemetery Fund c/o the funeral home.  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

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Yarie, Loberger race to Sun Drop Shootout wins

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (July 28) – Marcus Yarie and Dustin Loberger both brought home the hard fought victories from Shawano Speedway’s Sun Drop Shootout.Yarie started on the pole of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature field but it was no cakewalk as Brad Lautenbach was scored first on each of the first six laps. Yarie took the lead from Lautenbach with Brian Mullen following on the next circuit.Mullen and Johnny Whitman began to pressure Yarie on lap 10.  Yarie fought off numerous charges by Mullen and Whitman over the remaining 10 laps on his way to victory lane.  Matt Oresko­vich passed Whitman late in the race to take third.Loberger started outside one in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and took the lead with brother-in-law Scott Stewart and nephew Steven Stewart close behind. Behind them, Mike Schmidt, Travis Van Straten, and John Heinz battled for the next three positions.By lap seven it was Loberger still in the lead with Steven Stewart and Van Straten running second and third. Lap 12 saw Van Straten pass Stewart to move to second and on lap 13 he moved to the inside of Loberger as the pair went side-by-side into turn three.The lead duo stayed side-by-side until lap 15 when Van Straten pulled ahead and took the lead at the line by a bumper. On Lap 16 Van Straten had the lead by a fender as Loberger stayed right on the leader.Entering turn one on lap 17, Loberger took to the outside and grabbed the lead heading down the back stretch. Loberger continue to run the outside line and was able to hold off Van Straten on the way to his first feature win of the season at Shawano Speedway.Van Straten finished second, one spot better than Dan Michonski.last_img read more

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Further amendments made to 2019 Late Model rules

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – On the heals of the PRI trade show last week, several clarifications and rule amendments have been made to the IMCA Late Model division for 2019.As announced in November, bump stops will be legal for use in the division; however, “spring” bump stops will not be permitted. All bump stops must be of rubber or a similar material composition.Additionally, spring rubbers will be allowed as well for the 2019 racing season.“Although confusing on the surface, these two issues are separate and will be treated as such during inspection,” stated IMCA President Brett Root.As previously announced, a 604 Chevrolet Performance engine option will be new in 2019.Drivers utilizing a spec engine must run an unaltered one inch carburetor spacer. The approved spacer is the Governor spacer no. 100 125000 with four .95-inch restrictors, no. 100-125095.“The restrictor plate on the spec engines will be a work in progress throughout 2019, We’re reviewing dyno numbers as this release is being produced,” said Root. “We’ll do our best to monitor the on-track performance of the two engines options and make the best decisions possible as the season progresses. Joe Hayes and Randy Anderson will be actively involved in those decisions”Hayes was recently named the Late Model Division Director while Anderson remains the Late Model Division Competition Director.“I’m confident in both Joe and Randy and I think the IMCA Late Model division has taken some very good steps in the right direction this off-season,” stated Root.As announced last month, door plates are now mandatory for the division. The plates can be securely welded or bolted to the outside of driver side door bars and must maintain a minimum size of 16” by 26.”Rules for the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season will be the same as those in place for the Deery Brothers Summer Series.2019 rules are posted on the IMCA website and will be published in the December issue of Inside IMCA. Next year’s tentative Deery Series schedule is to be announced later this month.last_img read more

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Janett Navarra, 94

first_imgJanett Navarra, 94, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her residence in Greensburg.  Born, January 10, 1925 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Lorin J. and Marie G. (Schneider) Hutchison.  Janett graduated from Greensburg High School in 1943.  She worked as a bookkeeper throughout her life for the Decatur County Clerk’s office, Decatur County Auditor’s Office, Navarra Ford, and Custom Conveyor.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the Homemakers Club and a former member of the Jaycees.  She was the Editor’s Choice Award winner of the National Library of Poetry.  Janett married Salvatore “Tudie” Navarra at St. Mary’s on June 30, 1948 and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2009.  Janett is survived by 2 sons; Greg (Anita) Navarra, Greensburg, Mark Navarra, Greensburg, daughter; Debra Dinsmore, Greensburg, daughter-in-law; Cindy Navarra, Greensburg, 1 sister; Mary Weston, Greensburg, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; John Navarra, grandson; Chad Navarra, great granddaughter; Hayley Navarra, brother; George Hutchison, and 2 sisters; Belva Stapp and Luella Wells.  Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a rosary service starting at 3:30 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Greensburg Adult Center.last_img read more

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FA Cup: League One side hold Liverpool

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Shrewsbury Town rallied for a shock 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, forcing a replay of the match to determine which team will advance. Liverpool had a 2-0 lead early in the second half, but substitute Jason Cummings scored a pair of goals late on to bring the League One side level and force a replay. It was one of Liverpool’s most promising youngsters that opened the scoring on the quarter hour when Curtis Jones latched onto a through ball from Pedro Chirivella and calmly tucked it away past Shrewsbury keeper Max O’Leary. Shrewsbury had a golden opportunity to equalise when Shaun Whalley broke in behind the Liverpool backline, but Adrian, deputising for Alisson, made a fine kick save to preserve his team’s 1-0 lead. Despite conceding over 70 per cent of the possession to the Premier League visitors, Shrewsbury fashioned several chances on the counter and defended well as Liverpool took a 1-0 lead into half-time. Unfortunately for the League One hosts the second half got off to a terrible start when Donald Love inexplicably turned a Liverpool cross into his own net less than a minute after the restart to put his team two down. Shrewsbury were given a lifeline in the 64th minute when Liverpool’s Yasser Larouci was whistled for a foul in the penalty area and Cummings stepped up and beat Adrian to cut the lead to 2-1. Cummings then scored a surprising equaliser in the 75th minute, slipping a low line drive past Adrian at the near post to the delight of the home support. Jurgen Klopp brought on Mohamed Salah in hopes of avoiding a replay but the home side hung on and will now travel to Anfield to see who will advance to the fifth round of England’s oldest annual cup competition. Liverpool are next in action against West Ham on January 29 to make up their game in hand in the Premier League.Tags: FA CupJason CummingsLiverpoolMax O’LearyShrewsburylast_img read more

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