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Husky’s SeaRose FPSO remains shut after November 2018 oil spill

first_imgOil production from Husky Energy’s SeaRose FPSO remains suspended almost two months after some 250.000 liters of oil spilled from the oil field in the Atlantic Ocean, offshore Canada, in what was Canada’s worst ever oil spill.SeaRose FPSO; Photo by: Berardo62; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseAccording to Husky’s investigation findings in December, the oil spill – for which Husky said it was sorry –  happened when a flowline connector failed near the South White Rose Extension drill center, approximately 350 km east of St. John’s.In an update on Monday, January 7, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said: “Shutdown maintenance activities are ongoing at the SeaRose FPSO, and production operations remain suspended. Vessel, satellite and ROV inspections at the South White Rose Extension are continuing.”C-NLOPB said its focus was on reviewing Husky’s plan for plugging of the flowline and recovery of the failed flowline connector to ensure the work can be carried out in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.“Husky has submitted a plan to deal with the separated subsea flowline and will meet with C-NLOPB staff this week to review. The plan must be approved by the C-NLOPB and partner agencies before being implemented. The C-NLOPB continues its investigation into the mid-November incident,” C-NLOPB said.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Government committed to improving potable water system on the Island

first_imgLocalNews Government committed to improving potable water system on the Island by: – April 13, 2011 Share Share Tweet 49 Views   no discussionscenter_img Hon. Prime Minister Rosevelt SkerritHon. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has committed his Government to providing the entire country with potable water. He said attention will be given to the communities of Belles, Penrice and Sylvania.“I have been told that Dominica has about ninety-six percent (96%) coverage so far as access to potable water is concerned. The only communities in Dominica which do not yet have a reliable supply of water are Belles, Penrice and Sylvania. I say publicly that the Government of Dominica will make the resources available to DOWASCO to implement that water supply project that we can have hundred percent (100%) coverage in Dominica.”The Prime Minister said that his Government recognises the importance of providing water to all communities across the country and over the next few years will work on making that a reality.“When I go across Dominica I see a number of villages including Delices, Campbell, Penville, Warner, Marigot North End area with new water systems. Bense will start very soon in the next couple months. In the Morne Bruce area, the whole of Roseau, the whole of the west coast from Capuchin down to Scott’s Head there are complaints about the reliability or the lack therefore of the water supply. We have started addressing this in a frontal manner. We have no doubt we will complete the total rehabilitation of all the water supplies in Dominica over the next few years.”In the meantime, effective May first 2011, customers of DOWASCO will be charged new rates for water and sewerage services. The new charges will be reflected on bills issued in May.Chairman of DOWASCO, Larry Bardouille said that the decision by his company to increase water rates next month by fifteen percent (15%) was taken in order to sustain the quality of service provided by the company.Bardouille spoke about the new increases when he addressed residents of Petite Savanne at the commissioning of a water supply project there last Friday.“We are speaking about across the board but fifteen percent (15%) is just a number. We are actually talking about two dollars and change on your basic monthly bills and in some instances, four dollars and something depending on your consumption. With the commercial and sewage, there are different rates. However we need to bring the best that we can bring and try to make the company sustainable while providing services of a very important commodity. At the moment we are pretty much running like a charity supported by the Government and we have to try to sustain the company. We will never become a profitable entity at DOWASCO but water is so important for life and our development that we have to continue to provide services no matter what the cost.”The monthly water rate for domestic metered customers will be ten dollars and twelve cents (XCD$10.12) per one thousand (1 000) gallons and sewerage service will be charged at twenty dollars and thirty cents (XCD$20.30) per residential unit.Commercial and industrial metered customers will be charged at the rate of thirteen dollars and fifty-seven cents (XCD$13.57) per one thousand (1 000) gallons of water and sewerage rates will be forty-five percent (45%) of water consumption with a minimum of forty-five dollars (XCD$45.00) and a maximum of three thousand dollars (XCD$3 000).Customers with unmetered connections and only one fixture will pay twenty-eight dollars and seventy-five cents (XCD$28.75) monthly while unmetered customers with more than one fixture will pay forty-eight dollars and thirty cents (XCD$48.30).Meanwhile Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the decision to increase the water rates across the board was necessary.“We decided to go ahead with one year in the first instance and see how things to and consider the second year. I want to say publicly to DOWASCO that this is a deliberate decision that the Government has taken. The other option we had was to keep the rates at the level and send many of you home. We decided to keep you and ensure that we can improve the efficiency of the water supply. Because we are satisfied with the management of DOWASCO and the commitment and dedication of the staff, we decided to ask Dominica to bear with us for a slight increase. DOWASCO will never be able to break even based on the investments we are making in improving the water supply in Dominica.”Minister responsible for Water Resource Management, Hon. Reginald Austrie say monies gained as a result of this new water increase by DOWASCO will be re-invested into water projects across the country.“It has come to a point where we can no longer hold back a very slight increase in the water rates and come May, you will see a very slight increase in your water bills. But that money is going back into the water sector so communities like yours will be able to benefit from potable water because less than five percent (5%) of Dominica does not have access to potable water. We are hoping, in the next year or two, that every single Dominican will have access to potable water because we understand the benefit of having potable water.”Over the last five years the Government spent over thirty-five point four million dollars on improving water systems on the island. In the last two years alone a total of twenty-one point nine million dollars was spent on water projects.by Emmanuel Joseph GIS News Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Man Utd fans call for Solskjaer’s head after another shock defeat

first_imgManchester United fans have called for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked after another embarrassing defeat. Ole The Red Devils crashed to a 2-0 home loss to Burnley last night and the result means the Norwegian has now lost more Premier League games than he was won as permanent boss. And after Burnley recorded their first win at Old Trafford since 1962, stats revealed the Lancashire side have now won more games since Solskjaer took over than United have. United have won 11 Premier League games under the former Cardiff and Molde boss, but have lost 12 and drawn nine from his 32 games in charge. And in the last decade the lowest points the Red Devils have had after 24 games of a season is 40 – which has happened twice. The first time was under David Moyes in the 2013/14 season and the second under Louis van Gaal in the 2015/16 campaign. But this season they are on just 34 at the same stage. Solskjaer’s record also falls short when compared with Jose Mourinho’s – who the Norwegian replaced. The Special One was sacked in December 2018 before Solskjaer was drafted in. Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks TodayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Loading… center_img And he notched 17 wins, 12 draws and just three defeats from his first 32 games in the Old Trafford hotseat. That’s a win ratio of 50 per cent compared with Solskjaer’s 34. Most United fans at Old Trafford last night sang in support of Solskjaer but against Ed Woodward and the Glazers. But supporters online were not so forgiving of their former striker. One tweeted: “Good Morning. It’s now 7AM, and I’m yet to hear that Solskjaer is sacked. This is going to be a bad day.” Another added: “Solskjaer should be sacked just for managing to lose to these idiots man.” Read Also:Man Utd board: In  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer we trust And Hash weighed in with: “Solskjaer should be sacked tomorrow. “United’s management is awful but there is no excuse for dropping points like United have this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Awoniyi reflects on successful time with Mouscron

first_img Asked about why he was successful with Mouscron, Awoniyi told Tribalfootball.com: “Of course I played more games and got the chance I deserved. I had a great time in Mouscron. “Football is about your presence being felt and making good use of the chances that come your way and I think I had both while at Mouscron last season.” Some took it as a surprise that Awoniyi moved on from Belgium after his successful time in the Jupiler Premier League, instead of moving to Bundesliga side Mainz on loan last summer. And Awoniyi says it was a decision made between himself and Liverpool to take another step in his young career. read also:Bundesliga: Awoniyi rules self out of Dortmund clash “I had two years in Belgium which were great seasons for me and there are lots of reasons why I chose to leave, but Mouscron will always be a club that I respect a lot. “Leaving for me had always been the plan between me, Liverpool and my agent to fulfil my goals and targets, as I continue to develop my football.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool loanee, Taiwo Awoniyi, has said he needed to move on from Belgium after two consecutive seasons. The Nigerian has been unable to play for Liverpool since joining in 2015 due to his work-permit ineligibility. He was sent out on loan to FSV Frankfurt and NEC in the Netherlands before arriving in Belgium with Royal Excel Mouscron. It was with Les Hurlus where the physical striker established himself as a senior footballer at the age of just 20, scoring ten goals in his first spell with the club. Awoniyi’s next spell at Gent wasn’t as prolific, having scored 3 times in 21 outings, and the loan was cut short in January 2019. The 22-year-old then re-joined Mouscron and immediately regained his goalscoring touch, bagging himself 11 goals in 16 appearances.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Tulare checkers are Pombo’s Western RaceSaver first

first_imgMichael Pombo became a first-time Western RaceSaver Sprint Car feature winner on May 4 at Thunderbowl Raceway. (Photo by Paul Trevino) TULARE, Calif. (May 4) – Michael Pombo didn’t lead the most laps, just the one that mattered the most Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.  “It was like a dream come true. Ever since I was a kid, it’s always been one of my dreams to win a Sprint Car race,” said Pombo, promptly congratulated by his brother. “The first thing I thought when the race was over was ‘Holy cow, did this really happen?’ Especially at Tulare. That made it even better.  Feature results – 1. Michael Pombo; 2. Albert Pombo; 3. Mauro Simone; 4. Kyle Rasmussen; 5. Brooklyn Holland; 6. Ryan Delisle; 7. Phil Heynen; 8. Grant Champlin; 9. Mike Schott; 10. Brandon Burd; 11. Brandon Emmett; Rod Bane. Pombo had been runner-up to Holland when she raced to her Western RaceSaver Sprint Car career-first victory on April 20 at Keller Auto Speedway. center_img Simone, Kyle Rasmussen and Brooklyn Holland completed the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car top five. He’d run third most of the way, catching Mauro Simone for second on the 18th lap; Pombo made his move to the front coming out of turn two on the white flag lap and took the checkers by a margin of just over three tenth’s of a second. Pombo passed older brother Albert on the final circuit of a caution-free 25-lap contest to win his career-first Western RaceSaver Sprint Series feature.last_img read more

Mr. Jerry Dean Bruce

first_imgMr. Jerry Dean Bruce, age 55, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on February 20, 1964, in Dearborn County, Indiana. He was the son of the late, Gerald Adam Bruce and Evelenia “Jane” (Beach) Leap. He was a graduate of the Richmond High School in Richmond, Indiana. Jerry was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for seven years. He resided most of his life in the Vevay community and was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church. Jerry enjoyed playing cards and poker. Jerry passed away with his loving family by his side at 12:09 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at his sister’s residence in Vevay, Indiana.Jerry is survived by his son, Wesley Bruce of KY; his sisters, Kathleen Bolton of Vevay, IN and Katina Carter of Vevay, IN; his step-father, James C. “Jimmy” Leap of Vevay, IN; his step-brothers, Roy Leap and his wife, Julie of Vevay, IN and Jeff Leap of Middletown, OH; his nieces and nephews, Audrey Furnish, Kirsten Furnish, Tristen Bolton, Rochelle Bolton, Douglas Ray, Cameron Ray and Carter Ray; his great-nieces, Luna Harmon and Hazel Bolton; his step-nieces, Alyssa Lay and her husband, Corey and Nicole Leap and his step-great-nephew, Ryan Lay.He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Adam Bruce, died March 17, 2004 and Evelenia “Jane” (Beach) Leap, died July 23, 2009.Graveside Services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Mount Sinai Cemetery, Mount Sinai Road, Aurora, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Jerry Dean Bruce Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Mikel rejects Trabzonspor return

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians John Obi Mikel insists he will not accept any offer to return to Trabzonspor after he sensationally quit the Turkish top flight earlier this week over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The former Chelsea midfielder departed Trabzonspor just days after criticising the Turkish football authorities for not suspending the season despite the spread of coronavirus. Mikel only joined the club as a free agent last summer, having penned a two-year deal, but parted ways with the Super Lig side by mutual consent. His post on Instagram earlier this week read: “There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation. “Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones at this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.” Turkey’s Sports Minister Muharrem Kasapoglu has since suspended matches indefinitely, bowing to pressure from players and coaches after many other countries called off sports events. But Mikel has now returned to London with his family and has vowed not to return to Turkey. The Nigerian told The Athletic: “They were really upset about the whole thing. I was told to meet with the president in his office one-on-one. “He asked me to take it down (his statement). I told him I wasn’t going to do that. It’s my opinion. This is how I feel. We live in a free world. I have freedom of speech. I can express my opinion. “I wanted to win the league too but at this point in time, we have to think about what is more important: to save peoples’ lives. “I want to help in any way that I can to defeat this virus. For us to be out there playing; I don’t think we are helping the global situation. I don’t feel it is right for us to play football. “I told them I wanted to go home. They said: ‘If you go home, you’re not coming back.’ I said: ‘OK, I’m going home.’” Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao offered his support to Mikel after the social media statement, saying that “life is more important than football.” But Mikel’s decision resulted in criticism from some Trabzonspor supporters, with the midfielder’s girlfriend choosing to share a shocking message she received on social media. Her Instagram post confirming Mikel would soon be returning home was responded to by an unnamed user, who abused the player. Action has come to a halt across the top five leagues in Europe to help prevent the spread of the virus and the domestic campaign in Turkey has now followed suit.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19John Obi MikelTrabzonsporTurkeyTurkish Leaguelast_img read more

Bayern Munich has won the German Bundesliga title for the 8th successive season

first_imgBayern Munich has won the German Bundesliga title for the 8th successive season Associated Press June 16, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBREMEN, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich has won the German Bundesliga title for the 8th successive season.last_img

President of West Indian American Day Carnival Association found dead

first_imgWiliam “Bill” Howard passed away on Sunday, August 5th. He was 75. Less than a month before the massive West Indian American Day Carnival Parade takes place on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, September 3, the president of the organizing group has died.William R. “Bill” Howard, the African American-born president of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), was found dead in his Brooklyn home early Sunday morning, relatives said. He was 75. His family said in a statement that he had passed away in his sleep.Devastated“The body was found not long after 5:00 a.m. The Coroner’s report indicated he died of natural causes,” the statement added. “We are all devastated. We loved Bill dearly and will miss him terribly. We would ask that our privacy is respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”Howard, who was born on January 1, 1943, grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was a life-long friend of the late Caribbean American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm – the daughter of a Barbadian mother and a Guyanese father – who had represented the then 11th Congressional District in Brooklyn and was the first black woman to run for president of the United States.Howard had served on the Board of Trustees for the City University of New York (CUNY).  He managed Chisholm’s personal finances, as well as the finances for her political campaigns, his family said.Celebrated business career Howard also had a celebrated career in business and government, including a stint as a deputy trustee in the US Justice Department. He also worked in a decades-long job as vice president for finance with the Equitable Life Assurance Society, where he was involved with making multi-million-dollar loans to various municipalities, corporations and individuals.In a tribute on the 50th anniversary of WIADCA last Labour Day, Howard said the carnival group’s volunteer membership “has personified their determination to present world-class programming of the Caribbean to the world.”News of his death spread like wildfire in the Caribbean community in New York and has “shaken the political and non-profit world,” the family said.last_img read more

#Donkomi: Arsenal to sign David Luiz for £8m from rivals Chelsea

first_imgArsenal has agreed on an £8m deal with Chelsea to sign defender David Luiz on a two-year contract.The 32-year-old Brazil international, signed a new two-year Chelsea deal in May, will have a medical at Arsenal on Thursday.The centre-back first joined Chelsea in 2011 from Benfica where he stayed for three years.He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2014 and then returned to the Blues in 2016.The Brazilian has won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League (twice), English Premier League, FA Cup (twice) with Arsenal’s London rivals, Chelsea.He also has won the Ligue Un, Coupe de France, and many other domestic trophies with the French giants, PSG.However, on Tuesday, Arsenal sold defender Laurent Koscielny to French side Bordeaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m).They are also set to sign Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney for £25m.The Gunners conceded 51 goals in the league last season.They also lost the Europa League finals to London rivals, Chelsea, the club the Luiz joins Arsenal from.Unai Emery has been keen on improving the squad and the addition of the Brazilian could prove to be the turning point. Source: BBC Sportslast_img read more