Ramboll wins FEED study for new Barents Sea pipeline

first_imgEngineering consulting firm Ramboll will carry out a FEED study for the pipelines connecting Statoil’s Askeladd and Snøhvit fields in the Barents Sea.With no surface installations and recoverable reserves estimated at 193 billion cubic meters, the Snøhvit field brings natural gas to land for liquefaction and export.The Snøhvit development consists of the Snøhvit and Albatross fields that are already producing. The Askeladd field is the third discovery part of the Snøhvit development, which will be contributing to maintaining a full capacity utilization at Melkøya LNG plant, outside the Norwegian city of Hammerfest.According to Ramboll, the Askeladd and Snøhvit pipeline will have a total length of 185 kilometers and it will be a world record for the longest subsea to shore tie-back distance.Henrik Juhl, senior director of offshore pipelines, subsea, and jackets, said: “This project is in perfect alignment with our objectives of leveraging our services within pipelines and growing our international portfolio.”Kristoffer Bergholt, head of offshore pipelines department, added: “We are very excited to work with Statoil once again which is a great opportunity to reconfirm our ties after the strong collaboration on the Polarled and Gina Krog projects. Our scope of work is comprehensive and includes a FEED study, as well as umbilical routing installation, protection and tie-in design.”Ramboll has previously collaborated with Statoil on several projects including Polarled, the first subsea pipeline to take the Norwegian gas infrastructure across the Arctic circle, opening a new gas highway from the Norwegian Sea to Europe.In related news, Ramboll was appointed in mid-May by the North Oil Company (NOC) to carry out a pre-FEED study for three new wellhead platforms at the gigantic Al-Shaheen field in the Arabian Gulf off Qatar.last_img read more

For Sophie, Rachel and Dahlia: They are our children too

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 45 Views   4 comments Share Sophie and Rachel VigilantNow what does that say about the justice system?What about justice for our children?Who really looks out for them?Nobody cares for the innocent!So sad, so sad are the stories,No one seems to bother or worry,Rachel, Sophie and now Dahlia.Lonely tears that no one sees,Silent cries that no one hearsIsn’t it strange coincidence?That while one mother walks out of courtAnother cries her heart outThat’s just too strange,I felt compelled to shout out!Scream out for them as they rest and wait,Wondering why the world has sealed their fate?Pondering what they did to deserve their death?Their bodies may be gone but their souls aren’t at rest.I see them too, on their knees prayingHoping that they can protect the next victim.The next fatality from our reckless behavior,Who will be their savior?When all is said and doneI don’t hate the mother or driver,I just feel for the children.By: Delroy Williamscenter_img Share LocalNews For Sophie, Rachel and Dahlia: They are our children too by: – January 21, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

NegOcc reports 3rd suspected nCoV case

first_imgFamiliaran, meanwhile, said he ishoping the number of PUIs for nCoV will no longer climb. BACOLOD City – The City Health Officehere urged the public to disclose travel information and report to healthauthorities if they have signs and symptoms associated with the novelcoronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV). Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who alsochairs the task force, said the three patients include 43-year-old Canadiannational; a 12-year-old Filipino boy who traveled previously from Macau andHong Kong; and a 58-year-old Filipina overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who alsorecently arrived from Hong Kong. The vice mayor urged the public not topanic, and advised OFWs who have recently arrived home to coordinate with theirlocal barangay. The three are on quarantine at theCorazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH).center_img Familiaran also confirmed that samplesfrom all three patients have been taken and they are waiting for the resultsfrom the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, which should be releasedanytime this week./PN Dr. Grace Tan, spokesperson of thecity’s inter-agency task force against the virus, made this call after thenumber of patients under investigation (PUIs) for suspected 2019-nCoV infectionhas increased to three. Information also obtained by membersof the media report that the Canadian national first sought treatment at aprivate hospital in this city, but was later referred to the CLMMRH.last_img read more

Win prizes in “S’mores in the Outdoors” social media game

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana’s state parks have a sweet deal for people who love s’mores, the iconic campfire treat. Facebook and Twitter followers of the DNR Division of State Parks can participate in the 2018 S’mores in the Outdoors Contest for a chance to win prizes, including an annual entrance pass for 2018, state park inns gift cards, Outdoor Indiana magazine subscriptions, camping gift cards and s’more kits for fall camping.Each day in August, parks staff will post a photo on Facebook and Twitter of a s’more “visiting” iconic features of Indiana State Parks. Participants who correctly identify which park each s’more is visiting on each day and write those answers on a game card will be entered in a drawing for prizes.The game card – essentially a calendar of August – is available for download here. It can also be printed from the Indiana State Parks Facebook page.The Twitter page is here.Completed game cards must be emailed to SPContests@dnr.IN.gov or postmarked by Sept. 12 to be eligible for prizes. The address for mailing is listed on the game card. More information on S’mores in the Outdoors and other s’more related activities at Indiana state parks is online here.last_img read more

Senior makes place on gridiron

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThe Germanic roots evoke a sense of ruggedness and workmanship to all those who hear his name spoken. They befittingly translate to “Place Maker,” which is exactly what senior safety Joe Stellmacher has done this season; he has made the secondary his place, and not that of the opposing team’s wide receivers.For Stellmacher, the journey to where he is now — starting for one of the best football teams in the nation — has been a long road.”Ever since I was a little boy, probably seven or eight, all I’ve wanted to do was play football for the Badgers. It all started [at] the first game I ever went to with my dad.”But now, Stellmacher has made his place. Heading into Wisconsin’s season finale against Buffalo Saturday, the safety is tied for the team lead in tackles this year with 76, and his solid play and remarkable work ethic over the years have definitely earned him high marks with the UW coaches.”He’s one of the most smart, unselfish, team-oriented football players you’ll ever be around,” defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks said. “But he’s not just a good football player, he’s trustworthy, a good student and a guy you wouldn’t mind bringing your kids around.”While Stellmacher has a relatively quiet demeanor, he brings his lunchbox with him to work every day.”He’s a student of the game,” Cooks said. “He might not be the most athletically gifted player on the field. He might not have the fastest 40 or highest vertical, but he makes up for it through hard work and by playing smart football.”Even when Wisconsin’s defense left Iowa’s Tony Moeaki wide open for a touchdown last Saturday, Cooks said Stellmacher was still playing smart football.”Joe recognized it immediately and tried to get the other player over to correct the problem,” Cooks said. “Even though he didn’t call timeout, he visibly thought about calling timeout; most players wouldn’t even think twice about it.”It goes to show what type of player he is and how thorough his knowledge of the game is.”Stellmacher later made up for the botched play by laying a big lick on Moeaki, ending a Hawkeyes drive at a crucial point in the tight game.”As a safety, it’s not very often you get a chance like that to hit someone so, to say the least, I was pretty excited,” Stellmacher said.Coached by his father in high school, Stellmacher learned early on what it took to excel in football.”I’m able to keep up with the faster guys out there, because I have the ability to anticipate, and the only place you can get that is through hard work off the field,” Stellmacher said.And Stellmacher has continued to study the game at Wisconsin.”He’s in here three or four extra times a week studying tapes and the defensive schemes so he’ll be able to perform on game day,” Cooks said.While Stellmacher is certainly a student of the game, he’s made his place in the classroom as well.For the Academic All-Big Ten selection and kinesiology major, juggling both football and school has been tough, but he knows his chance to relax will come after putting in his hard work.”It’s all about time management,” Stellmacher said. “I learned that from my father in high school — you’ve got to be able to effectively manage your time over the course of the day and not let it go to waste.”I’ll have time in the offseason to get off my feet, watch TV or go fishing and play golf, but right now, I have one thing on my mind.”And that one thing is winning each and every weekend, staying true to the “1-0″ philosophy.Stellmacher’s career has spanned both the end of the Barry Alvarez era and the dawn of the Bret Bielema era, but he insists there have not been many significant changes between the two administrations in terms of the age-old mantra.”Most of the schemes are the same or similar,” Stellmacher said. “The only real difference is the personality of the new coaches, [and] they are definitely rubbing off onto us.”As Stellmacher prepares to don the cardinal and white pads and helmet for the last time in front of Camp Randall Saturday, there’s no doubting he has made his place, as the name on his jersey would imply.last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Rhode Island

first_img Published on November 11, 2016 at 2:40 am Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edu Fresh off a 30-8 record and national championship appearance last season, the No. 14 Syracuse Orange will kick off its 2016-2017 campaign Friday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, facing off against Rhode Island at 3 p.m.The Orange returns starters Alexis Peterson, Brittney Sykes, Briana Day and Isabella Slim, and the familiar faces will be flanked by freshman Gabby Cooper, the first freshman to start for SU since Peterson in 2014.URI returns junior guard Charise Wilson, who led last year’s team in points, field goals, 3-pointers, assists, steals and minutes per game.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 7-2Last time they met: The Orange skirted past the Rams, 57-54, in the 2015 season opener in Kingston, R.I. on Nov. 13 of last year. After an uncharacteristically slow start, SU was forced to brace itself with a fourth-quarter rally to avoid getting upset.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange was down 46-41 heading into the final 10 minutes of the game, until Day stepped up and helped carry SU to victory. Day scored six points in the final quarter to preserve the victory for SU, finishing with 14 on the night and nine rebounds. Skykes had her worst game of the season, scoring just two points in the narrow victory.How Syracuse beats Rhode Island: The Orange is undoubtedly the better team in this matchup, and SU head coach Quentin Hillsman’s squad should have no problem topping the Rams. But as Hillsman saw last year, Friday’s opener could be anything but a walk in the park.To spell early victory Friday, SU must come out guns blazing and hit its shots. The Orange crumbled last season in games where it couldn’t convert the 3-point ball, and Hillsman has already talked about how heavily his team will rely on 3-pointers this season. As long as the Orange is able to make its shots and play the kind of fast paced, high-scoring game that many expect it has the capability to, the contest should be decided before the fourth quarter even starts.The one x-factor for the Rams is Wilson, who will be in her second straight season as URI’s No. 1 threat. After leading the team in nearly every offensive statistic last year, the Orange will have to stop the crafty Wilson if it wants to beat URI. In last season’s nail-biter, Wilson racked up 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals.If Hillsman’s Orange don’t mark Wilson tightly on Friday afternoon, the Orange’s 2016-2017 campaign could get off to a rocky start.Stat to know: 999 — URI’s Wilson ended last season with 999 career points, and is set to become Rhode Island’s 21st 1,000-point scorer with her first basket Friday afternoon.Player to watch: Charise Wilson, guard, No.3The entire Rams offense runs through Wilson. The Orange plays a frenetic brand of defense that forced Wilson into eight turnovers in last year’s game, and it’ll be key for Syracuse to try and and force those turnovers and limit her scoring this year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dominican Republic to host Caribbean Club Championship

first_imgCONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio MIAMI, United States, CMC – The Dominican Republic’s Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium will host the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship this year.CONCACAF announced here yesterday that the semifinals, third-place match, final and playoff match will be staged at the venue in Santo Domingo from May 8-13.Five clubs are participating: Arcahaie FC (Haiti), Cibao FC (Dominican Republic), Club Atletico Pantoja (Dominican Republic), Waterhouse FC (Jamaica), and the to be confirmed 2020 CONCACAF Caribbean Shield Champion.“The Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship is the pinnacle of club football in the Caribbean, providing fully professionalized leagues and their teams with a clear pathway to Confederation wide tournaments,” said CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio.“After an exciting group stage in Jamaica earlier this year, we are pleased to bring the finals to the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Domingo for what should be a thrilling fourth edition of this important championship.”The group stage of the 2020 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship kicked off on January 29 in Kingston, Jamaica, with six teams battling for four semifinal spots. Group A saw Jamaican club Waterhouse power to a first-place finish with a draw versus Cibao FC of the Dominican Republic and a win over Haitian club Don Bosco. The Dominican club claimed the second place in the group, with two ties.In Group B, Atletico Pantoja of the Dominican Republic finished top of the group, with victories over reigning FCCCC champions Portmore United of Jamaica and Haiti’s Arcahaie. The Haitian side secured a semifinal spot with a win over the Jamaican co-hosts.The group winners will face the second-place finishers of the opposite group. The two semifinal matches are scheduled for May 8. The third place-match and final, which will determine the Caribbean representatives in the 2020 Scotiabank CONCACAF League and 2021 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, will be played on May 10.Once the 2020 CONCACAF Caribbean Shield Champion fulfills the CONCACAF Regional Club Licensing criteria required to participate in a Confederation wide club competition, an additional playoff match will be disputed on May 13, between the fourth-place finisher of the Caribbean Club Championship and the Shield Champion.The winner of that game will claim the last spot for Caribbean clubs in the 2020 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.last_img read more

Faisal, Hasaacas win on first day of play-offs

first_imgIt was a winning start for King Faisal and Sekondi Hasaacas in Zone II of the Division One League play-offs on Thursday as the competition kicked off.Both former premiership sides won their first day matches against Gold Stars and Tarkwa United to keep their ambition of earning promotion on course.King Faisal, who were relegated from the elite division last season beat Gold Stars 1-0 at the El-Wak Stadium. Faisal meets Tarkwa United on Sunday in their second group match.Hasaacas, who are desirous to return to the top-flight after two seasons in the second-tier division started off on a winning note at the Tema Stadium where they handed Tarkwa United a 1-0 defeat.The winners after three rounds of matches over an eight-day period from every group make it to the topflight league.Zone II Match Day I – August 23, 2012Gold Stars 0-1 King Faisal – El-Wak StadiumHasaacas 1-0 Tarkwa Utd – Tema Stadiumlast_img read more

South Africa captain Pienaar retires

first_imgSouth Africa captain Steven Pienaar has retired from international football with immediate effect.The 30-year-old’s bombshell decision was announced by coach Gordon Igesund on Tuesday as he unveiled his Bafana Bafana squad to face Poland and Kenya in friendlies next week.Speculation had been mounting that Pienaar was set to call time on his South Africa career to concentrate on playing for Everton.Igesund told reporters that he received a phone call from Pienaar on Monday night informing him of his decision to retire with immediate effect.“I’m proud to have played for and captained my country, and for that I thank you,” the Everton midfielder said via a statement. Igesund has named defender Bongani Khumalo as Bafana Bafana’s new captain and admitted it is unlikely Pienaar will play for his country again. “The way Steven Pienaar has retired is the right way. I think it was a tough decision for him,” he said.Pienaar made his international debut in 2002, and has featured for the national side at two World Cups.The 30-year-old withdrew from last month’s matches against Brazil and Mozambique with an injury, only to then appear in Everton’s starting line-up just days later.Pienaar is just the latest in a long line of Bafana players to become embroiled in a ‘club v country’ debate over the years.Benni McCarthy retired from international football after the 2002 World Cup in order to concentrate on his career in Europe before eventually returning to the fold. Mark Fish ‘retired’ more than once, whilst Shaun Bartlett quit international football in order to win a new contract with his club side Charlton.last_img read more

Angels GM Billy Eppler encouraged by the development of young players

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels acquired left-hander Miguel Del Pozo from the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. Del Pozo, 26, has never appeared in the majors. He has a career 4.29 ERA, but with 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings over 329 innings. He was sent to Salt Lake. “He’s a left-handed reliever with a really good breaking ball,” Eppler said. “We’ll see if he’s a candidate to come up at some point.”UP NEXTAngels (LHP Andrew Heaney, 1-3, 5.09) at Red Sox (RHP Rick Porcello, 10-8, 5.54), 1:05 p.m., Fox Sports West Certainly, some of those players have performed better than others, but as a group they’ve given Eppler hope that the team is developing the kind of young core necessary to have a sustained winner.“I think they’ve been doing great,” he said. ”They’re handling the responsibility and I feel good about how they’ve developed and how they are competing and learning and growing. Quite frankly, they feel like guys we’ll be able to trust, right now, but also as we move later in the season and future seasons.”That could make a difference this winter.Eppler has always insisted that decisions on acquiring premium players partly hinge on the state of the franchise. The team has to have a strong enough core for the new players to make a difference.Although Eppler wouldn’t commit to any types of acquisitions this winter, he conceded that the franchise “is in a different place than what it was last winter.” Eppler added that the Angels did go after some “premium guys” last year, too, even though they ended up missing out on them.CANNING CLOSECanning is scheduled to throw a bullpen session tomorrow, and then he could rejoin the Angels rotation a few days after that. Canning is on the injured list because of elbow inflammation.“I feel really good,” Canning said. “No issues. I don’t think any of us were really expecting to be (serious). It really was just little inflammation.”ALSOKeynan Middleton is set to resume his rehab assignment at Class-A Inland Empire on Saturday. Middleton, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, had a setback last month after pitching in four minor league games. Eppler said Middleton would need three to five games in the minors before he could be activated…Noé Ramírez will also pitch for Inland Empire on Saturday, the first of his two scheduled rehab outings. Ramírez has been out with a viral infection. Once he is ready to be activated, he will have to serve his three-game suspension for hitting Jake Marisnick of the Houston Astros. The Angels will have to go with 24 players for those games…Andrew Heaney, who will come off the injured list to start on Saturday, will be able to go up to about 80 pitches, Manager Brad Ausmus said…Left-hander Adalberto Mejia rejoined the Angels after being claimed on waivers. The Angels optioned two-way player Jared Walsh to create a spot on the 25-man roster…Related Articlescenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros BOSTON — Out of the rubble of an Angels season that has gone the wrong direction lately, Billy Eppler sees at least one positive takeaway.“I’ve been very encouraged by the young guys that have come up here,” Eppler said from Fenway Park on Friday. “Very encouraged. I’m very pleased with how they’ve handled the things they’ve been asked to do, some of them quite frankly before they were ready to.”The Angels will have to take those type of moral victories where they can get them, now that they’ve slipped out of the pennant race by losing 11 of 13 games.Lately, because of injuries and ineffectiveness of some of their veterans, the Angels have relied heavily on rookies like Luís Rengifo, Matt Thaiss, Griffin Canning, José Suarez and Patrick Sandoval, along with second-year players like David Fletcher and Jaime Barría.last_img read more