Sirius hopes to spud Ororo-2 well in 4Q 2018 as rig maintenance drags on

first_imgSirius Petroleum, the Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company, is working towards achieving spudding of the Ororo-2 well in the fourth quarter of 2018.The company said on Friday that the COSL Force jack-up rig, contracted for the Ororo-2 drilling, was undergoing an extensive maintenance program under a recertification process conducted by COSL on station in Dubai.The program includes the examination of all major drilling equipment items and systems as well as repairs where necessary. The major systems include main engines, top drive, hoisting equipment, mud pumps, and the blow out preventer.At the moment, Sirius is waiting for the completion of maintenance which has taken significantly longer than originally envisaged since the drilling of the Ororo-2 well was supposed to begin back in April.According to the company, it is at an advanced stage of concluding its rig requirements in order to achieve spudding of Ororo-2 in Q4 2018.COSL decided to use the COSL Force jack-up rig back in March 2018, although that was not the first choice. The initial pick for the Ororo drilling campaign was the COSL Power jack-up, selected in May 2017. At the time, the COSL Force was described as being “ready to be mobilized to Nigeria shortly.”Also, Sirius amended terms for the COSL Force, extending the initial program to cover both the Ororo-2 and Ororo-3 wells for a lump sum of $9 million on the assumption that the duration of the work will not exceed 90 days. If the duration of the work exceeds that period, daily rates will apply.Sirius gained a 40% economic interest in the Ororo field through a joint operating agreement from August 2017. Its partners are Owena Oil & Gas and Guarantee Petroleum, who own 27% and 33%, respectively.last_img read more

Tiger Woods Elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

first_imgGolf legend and Palm Beach County resident Tiger Woods is about to receive the sport’s biggest honor.A selection committee elected him Wednesday to the World Golf Hall of Fame.Woods will be part of the 2021 class that will be inducted next year at the home of the PGA Tour. The eligibility criteria was recently changed, lowering the minimum induction age to 45.Global icon. Game changer. Hall of Fame Inductee.It’s official. @TigerWoods will become a World Golf Hall of Fame Member in 2021. #GolfHOF2021— Golf Hall of Fame (@GolfHallofFame) March 11, 2020 During his career, Woods has earned a record 82 PGA Tour victories.Additionally, his 15 victories in the majors are second only to fellow local resident Jack Nicklaus.last_img

West Side Lofts Looking Pretty

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – To the casual eye, it’s largely a construction project still under way, with the dust, and noise of machines and men still hard at work. But in the very near future, “You’ll be living in luxurious surroundings in a downtown atmosphere,” said Lewis Zlotnick, president of Woodmont Properties, one of the partners in building West Side Lofts, as he provided a tour of the project.Woodmont, headquartered in Fairfield, is partnering with Metrovation Terranomics to construct West Side Lofts the large residential and retail development at the corner of West Front Street and Bridge Avenue in the heart of the borough’s west side Arts and Antique District.Metrovation Terranomics is a Washington State-based real estate development firm that counts among its properties The Grove and The Grove West shopping centers, in Shrewsbury.The multiyear project is nearing completion, expected to be finished by February or March, with tenants moving in at that time.On the residential side, the development has 92 rental apartments units, mostly one- and two-bedroom units along with two-story townhomes and three, three story live/work maisonettes spaces, “for those who want to live above their work,” said Lewis Zlotnick, president of Woodmont Properties, believing this concept, “is unique in this area.”Under the residential units and planned amenities is the retail component with approximately 25,000 square feet. So far, Metrovation and Woodmont have leased roughly 12,000 square feet to Triumph Brew Pub and restaurant, which has locations in Princeton and New Hope, Pennsylvania. Zlotnick also announced the latest retail tenant: West Elm home furnishings, which will be using about 11,000 square feet. As for the remaining approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space, Zlotnick said, “We’re waiting on some counter offers.”The project includes a 221-stall enclosed parking garage intended to provide spaces for the commercial and residential tenants, customers as well as making spaces available for the public at large, according to Zlotnick.The developers had previously offered a VIP registration for early leasing of residential units, getting about 2,000 potential tenants to sign up. The registration resulted in 26 leases signed. “That’s a very good statistic, Zlotnick noted, “given the building is not completed.”Rents on the residential units will range from $2,200-$4,400 monthly, depending on the units, Zlotnick said.To give hopeful residents an idea the site has a completed and furnished model, displaying one of the live/work maisonettes spaces. That space has two baths, two bedrooms and full kitchen in the two-tier living quarters, and “it has all the feel of a luxury home,” Zlotnick offered.Every apartment comes with its own hot water heater and washer and dryer, he said.One of the major selling points the representatives stressed is the site’s offerings of available shared space and services. “What’s also great is the amenities,” said Mark Anderson, community manager for West Side Lofts. And those include a lobby area which is planned to have seating and TVs available and a fireplace. There will also be a game room and gym area. “So, you’ll have very little excuse to not get your workout in,” Anderson kidded.The rooftop lounge area, on top of the contemporary architecture building’s five floors, will have a hot tub installed and a kitchen area for the residents, as well as a view of area that takes in both the Navesink and Swimming rivers.In this location “You’re not a prisoner of your apartment,” Zlotnick said. “It’s conducive to socializing, meeting your neighbors.”Another big draw and a major thrust of the marketing is the location: situated a short walk to the borough’s downtown and even shorter walk to the NJ Transit commuter station will be a draw for many, Zlotnick explained.“There is an opportunity for downtown living,” he said, noting the project is being marketed to young professionals and Baby Boomers who are looking to downsize.Local officials have long touted the project seeing it a cornerstone for the burgeoning west side redevelopment.last_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal man has been jailed for 14 days for refusing to provide for his children.Judge Paul Kelly handed down the sentence at a sitting of Carndonagh District Court.The case was a family law case, so the parties cannot be identified. The man had claimed he didn’t have any money.But under cross-examination by a solicitor he admitted spending money on weekend events and going out.He said he didn’t go to see his children because he didn’t have a car; and didn’t want to drive to see them in his tractor.The solicitor then produced Facebook pictures – posted by the man himself on his own Facebook Page – showing the man out at sea fishing in recent weeks.The solicitor said this left a huge question mark over the man’s claims that he didn’t have any money.Judge Paul Kelly said he believed the man was hiding income from his ex partner and their children. He jailed the man for 14 days for non-payment of maintenance towards them.14 DAYS BEHIND BARS FOR DONEGAL MAN WHO REFUSES TO PAY MAINTENANCE FOR CHILDREN was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghFamily lawmaintenancelast_img read more

Twin Towns protest: HSE says it is committed to “long-term future” of St Josephs

first_imgThe HSE has again emphasised its commitment to the upgrade of St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar.A statement from the authority to Donegal comes on the eve of a major march expected in the Twin Towns today organised by the St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group.Chairman of the group, Fr John Joe Duffy, has accused the HSE and the Government of making false promises to locals over the facility. A march in the Twin Towns today starting at 1pm is to allow people to voice their concerns about the future of the facility.However, the HSE has said they are “committed’ to the long-term future of St Joseph’s.The statement reads “The redevelopment of St Joseph’s Community Hospital, Stranorlar is included in the HSE Capital Plan.“An application for funding in 2019 is part of the capital bid submitted by HSE Estates North West. “The HSE 2019 Capital Plan is currently being finalised and it is intended to proceed with the procurement of a Design Team for this project this year, subject to normal approvals.“The HSE is committed to the long term future of the Hospital at St Joseph’s and will continue to work to ensure full HIQA compliance at the facility.”Twin Towns protest: HSE says it is committed to “long-term future” of St Josephs was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFr John Joe DuffyST JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY HOSPITALtwin townslast_img read more

Fytch: It’s Not Social Browsing, It’s Social Commenting

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Using a feature called Fytch channels, you can find sites based on category as opposed to a specific URL. For example, there are channels like “Sports,” “Computers and the Web,” “Travel and Going Out,” etc. Supposedly, you can track topics with a special button but – call us blind – we didn’t see it. Instead, Channel pages seem to feature Digg-like voting buttons for promoting comments up or voting them down. Also, when browsing the specific channel’s page, if you click on a particular headline, you’ll see options to add that site to either “My Favorites” or “My Radar.” Unfortunately, these choices are a bit confusing since there doesn’t seem to be a specific section of the pop-up dashboard for tracking favorites (it’s only on the website itself), and clicking “My Radar” will actually have you then tracking the comments by that user on the site, not all the comments on the site itself. More useful is the “Add Website to My Radar” option, which lets you enter in the URL of a site to track instead. We wish an option to track a website would be added to the main Fytch toolbar, though. Finally, on the Fytch website, a section called “The Pulse” tracks hot topics in a hand-picked list of sites with a lot of Fytcher comments. Issues and ChallengesAlthough you have the option to choose between English and German on the site’s homepage, this preference doesn’t copy over to the comments themselves as you browse around the site’s Channels. That means you’ll end up seeing a lot of comments in the language you didn’t choose. For now, German seems to be more popular – probably because the company is based there. Another problem we experienced was removing a user we were tracking in Fytch. Although the user appeared on our My Fytch page, going to their profile didn’t give us the option to “unfollow” them, only the option to follow them (but we already were!). As it turns out, the “remove” option for deleting sites and users is tucked away under a small “edit” button on the main My Fytch page. We think that’s something that should be more prominently placed on the pop-up dashboard.While Fytch does make it easy to leave comments on any website, it faces the same challenges of any new startup relying on user-inputted data: it needs more users before it really becomes attractive. Besides, the majority of the sites you would want to track have their own commenting systems already built-in. Unless you feel you’re being heavily censored there, you may not see the value in using Fytch instead, especially since your comments would be seen by a much smaller audience. However, we like the way Fytch has implemented their service – a bookmarklet! Finally, a company that thinks the browser itself is the future, not another downloadable app. Since they’re still in beta, we’ll give them time to work out the other kinks we mentioned. If you want to try Fytch yourself, you can sign up here. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… There’s also a “Fytch Dashboard” where you can track the comments on your favorite sites, your comments with replies, and your Fytch friends list. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen multiple social browsing experiments launch with plans to unite online users to collaborate, chat, and connect as they visit various websites. Services like Me.dium and Browzmi debuted with much fanfare, but in practice, the take-up on them has been limited to a relatively small set of users. More recent initiatives, like Adaptive Blue’s Glue, have fared a little better yet still seem to attract only the core audience of early adopters. Now a new service called Fytch aims to join this group with their “social commenting” service which allows you to leave comments on any website, whether or not that site supports comments or not. Will it do any better?Why Fytch?Fytch claims their technology allows for more “freedom of speech” since you’re now able to leave comments on any site on the web even if the site doesn’t have a commenting system in place. Plus, the comments left on a site using Fytch can’t be moderated or deleted by the site’s owners. The service seems most similar to Glue, a social browsing plugin which lets you identify what books, movies, and music your friends are into by tracking users’ activities on the web and then sharing that along with your personal comments with your online network. However, unlike Glue, Fytch doesn’t operate as a browser plugin. (Glue is limited to IE and Firefox only). Instead, all that’s required to use Fytch is a browser bookmarklet. For some reason, their website identifies this as a “Safari bookmarklet” but it actually works in any web browser. Before you can start using Fytch, you have to create a Fytch account. However, you’re able to sign in using Facebook Connect, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, or OpenID, so the process is relatively painless. Using FytchTo leave a comment, the process is simple. You click the bookmarklet, then click a button on the toolbar which appears so that you can leave your comment. This activity takes place in a pop-up window of sorts which hovers over the web page itself as opposed to a sidebar window, as many co-browsing services have used in the past. sarah perezlast_img read more

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle personal matter

first_imgDerrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Derrick Rose’s injuries may have pushed him to a breaking point.The former league MVP, who has been trying to revive his career with the Cavaliers, left the team earlier this week to handle a personal matter. A team spokesman said Friday that Rose has been excused since Wednesday and there is no timetable for his return.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “We want him to take his time — just know the team, the coaches, the organization, we all have his back and wish him well,” Lue said before the Cavs, who have won six straight, hosted the Charlotte Hornets. “We expect to have him back. I reached out to him and texted him and told him that we support him. We know he’s going through a tough time right now.”Rose has played in just seven of Cleveland’s 18 games this season because of a left ankle injury the point guard sustained while driving to the basket on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. He’s averaging 14.3 points per game in his first season with Cleveland.Rose’s career has been slowed by knee injuries, which have required surgeries. He sat out the entire 2012-13 season in Chicago and played only 10 games the following year due to injury.The medical issues have taken an understandable toll on Rose.“He has been through injury after injury for the last few years,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “When you’ve played at an MVP level like he has, I’m sure that’s hard to take. Listen, he’s still playing at a high level. I think he averaged 18 points last year with New York and was playing well when he got hurt this month. They always say the toughest thing for the great ones is when you lose a step.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next The team did not offer any other details about Rose’s absence.ESPN reported that Rose is taking personal time “to evaluate his future in the NBA.” A team source told ESPN that Rose’s numerous injuries are “taking a toll on him mentally.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, did not immediately return messages from the AP seeking comment.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue expects Rose to return to the team. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ The 29-year-old Rose had been excited about a new start with Cleveland after spending last season with the New York Knicks. He signed a one-year, $2.1 million free agent contract this summer with the Cavs and was expected to be the team’s backup point guard behind Isaiah Thomas.However, Thomas is still recovering from a hip injury sustained last season with Boston, and Rose was thrust into a starting role.Rose dropped some weight to pressure off his knee joints, and showed flashes of his former self before getting hurt. The ankle had been bothering him for nearly a month when Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced last week that Rose would be sidelined for “at least” two more weeks.Rose had been wearing a walking boot and undergoing treatment on his ankle. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Rivals kick off title clash View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:04Hazing is a matter of perception, PNP chief Albayalde says01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: DIRECTOR’S BIO: Kris Booth’s many short films have screened in film festivals all over the world (including Tribeca, Palm Springs, Sprockets (TIFFkids), Giffoni, Iran International, Montreal) winning numerous awards. His award winning feature, “At Home By Myself… With You” (2009) screened in festivals across Canada, and took Kris to Cannes as one of Telefilm’s selections for the 2010 Marché du Film. The film is distributed by Mongrel Media. Since 2011 Kris has been keeping busy working in television.FILM: Ordinary DaysDIRECTED BY: Kris Booth, Jordan Canning, Renuka Jeyapalan WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR FILM?I’m fascinated how we communicate with people and how we base our actions on that communication… or miscommunication. How that interaction with people changes us and sets us on a path that hopefully shows us who we really are, or can be.WHAT WERE THE GREATEST CHALLENGES YOU FACED DURING THE FILM?Letting go of my expectations of how I believed the film was going to be made. Learning to let go, and go with the flow.WHAT APPEAL DO YOU THINK YOUR FILM WILL HAVE FOR AUDIENCESThe fact that there are 3 directors with 3 POV’s. also, the Thriller aspect, what happened to Cara.WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A CREATOR?Jaws.WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NEXT?Surfing? That sounds good.WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING FILMMAKERS?Forgive yourself everyday and continue dreamingWHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FAVOURITE FILMS OF ALL TIME?Jaws, Empire Strikes back and Raiders of the lost arc.IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOUR FILM IN THREE WORDS … WHAT WOULD THEY BE?Point of ViewIF YOU COULD RESHOOT ANY FILM MADE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND HOW WOULD YOU CHANGE IT?Transformers, and I would add Heart, Character, and make it a metaphor for peace in the middle east.WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS? (AND WHY)My mom, she is the strongest person I knowMy wife, she is the smartest and most loving person I knowMy Brother, he taught me that the more you pull yourself up the stronger you become.WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL SHOWTIMES:– DECEMBER 2, 2017, 9:30 PM – MYACGET YOUR TICKETS AT: Cara Cook is a bright, athletic, college student who disappears without a trace. Five days play out three times from a trio of perspectives; her spiraling parents, the troubled detective assigned to her case and finally, Cara herself.CASTING AND CREDITS:Executive Producer: Relay Station, SeedaylightProducers: Glenn Cockburn, Brian Robertson, Ramona Barckert, Bryce MitchellCast: Jacqueline Byers, Michael Xavier, Torri Higginson, Richard Clarkin, Joris JarskyCinematographer: Michael McLaughlinEditing: Aren HansenScreenplay: Ramona Barckert. Ordinary Days Jacqueline Byers Michael Xavier Joris Jarsky Torri Higginson Richard Clarkin Mena Massoud Kimberly Laferriere GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL TODAY LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more