Rystad oil lecture– says country could earn as much as US$15B from current discoveriesGuyana is projected to be ranked among the 30 largest nations in the 2020s for offshore oil services, says Sonya Boodoo, Senior Analyst at Rystad Energy, an independent energy consulting services and business intelligence data firm offering global databases, strategy consulting, and research.Rystad Energy Senior Analyst Sonya BoodooIn delivering a presentation on Guyana’s share of revenue from oil production and how this is related to international standards for revenue sharing, Boodoo told a small audience on Tuesday at Duke Lodge that the country has enormous potential even though it is a new frontier for oil and gas development.In a detailed PowerPoint presentation, the Rystad senior analyst said that significant wealth was expected to be generated over the next several years based on oil production in Guyana. “Government is estimated to receive up to US$100 billion at US$70 per barrel oil price scenario if all discoveries are sanctioned.”Boodoo said based on her assessment of the raw statistics provided so far, she has concluded that the average Government take for Guyana is 59 per cent. She also added that Guyana’s fiscal regime, although favourable in comparison to other offshore regions, is comparable to other frontier regions.“Also, attractive terms are required to incentivise investment in frontier regions. And fiscal regime stability is a key consideration for E&P companies when making investment decisions,” she added.Boodoo stated that for all the discoveries in the Stabroek Block, the average income would be about US$15 billion and this could be as a result of ambitious development plan that would require at least three large Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSOs).“Second and third FPSOs larger capacity than the 120,000 barrel per day for Liza Destiny. Stabroek discoveries lie in water depths ranging from 1500 to 2700 metres and across vast distances of up to 150 km between wells … Development will also require extensive subsea infrastructure, having 60 to 100 wells to be drilled and about 12 to 20 rig years to be consumed,” she explained.Only recently, US oil giant ExxonMobil announced another oil discovery following drilling at the Longtail-1 exploration well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. This is ExxonMobil’s eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana. The company said in a statement that the well encountered approximately 256 feet (78 metres) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir.At present, the Noble Bob Douglas is completing initial stages of development drilling for Liza Phase 1, for which ExxonMobil announced a funding decision in 2017.The company said Phase 1 would consist of 17 wells connected to a FPSO vessel. This is designed to produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day.Meanwhile, Phase 2 concepts are similar to Phase 1 and will involve a second FPSO with production capacity of 220,000 barrels per day. A third development, Payara, is planned to follow Liza Phase 2.Only in late February, ExxonMobil had announced its seventh oil discovery at its Pacora-1 well. The company had said it encountered approximately 65 feet (20 metres) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 18,363 feet (5597 metres) depth in 6781 feet (2067 metres) of water. The Pacora-1 well is located approximately four miles west of the Payara-1 well.ExxonMobil had announced project sanctioning for the Liza Phase 1 development in June 2017. Following Liza-5, the Stena Carron will conduct additional exploration and appraisal drilling on the block.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometres). Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited holds a 45 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds 30 per cent interest and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25 per cent interest.
The prospects of spending longer hours reading is one the young residents of the Hauraruni Girls’ Home, situated along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, is quite excited about. And the possibility of this happening in a more comfortable environment is even more inspiring.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman posed with the group of students from the University of Guyana who undertook the project at the Hauraruni Girls’ Home. Also in picture are Regional Representative of Region Seven, Kamal Persaud (extreme right); Pastor Deoram Timram (extreme left, back row), Attorney-at-Law Mirian Andrew-Ming (to the Pastor’s immediate right) and UG student Matthew Moriah (3rd from left)“I think it is great! Really great!” exclaimed a 16-year-old resident of the home as she told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the now enhanced facility is much more comfortable and welcoming.Her 10-year-old house mate said, “I would enjoy coming here to read and study more.”On Saturday last, the home commissioned its newly refurbished library, the result of a project by third-year Public Management students of the University of Guyana. As a criterion for graduation, these students were required to identify a project in a community of their choice, look at ways to improve or develop this project, and work together to complete a structured plan.According to Matthew Moriah, who spoke on behalf of his group, this particular project at the Hauraruni Girls’ Home was done to make a different impact.Newly repainted Hauraruni Girls’ Home“A project that is sustainable…,” he said. “The aim was to create a sustainable environment for educational development for children,” he explained.He said his group had visited three orphanages, and after careful analysis, had chosen the Hauraruni Girls’ Home, which is a place of refuge for young girls who have been neglected and/or abused.This home was established in 1982 by the late Reverend Philip Mohabir, Founder of the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches in Guyana.Meanwhile, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and his wife were welcomed guests at the commissioning ceremony, having personally contributed to the project.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman sat alongside Attorney-at-Law Mirian Andrew-Ming during the commissioning of the Library of the Hauraruni Girls’ HomeAsked to make brief remarks, the minister told the young ladies that sometimes one goes through painful and difficult situations in life, but God is always there. He assured that he stands ready to support the development of the home in his personal capacity.“I have been touched by what I have seen, and I would like to thank the students of the University of Guyana for choosing this place to make it your project.” he stated.Attorney-at-Law Mariam Andrew-Ming delivered the feature address on behalf of the Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Sydney Allicock. She applauded the university students for the project, and advised the young women of the home to continue to flourish and grow.“The world literally depends on us to continue to flourish and grow. Across Guyana, we see women leading every day; we see super women, powerful and elegant. We have a lot farther to go. You are the future; you will lead us there.” she noted.Also present at Saturday’s commissioning was the Regional Representative of Region Seven, Kamal Persaud, who represented the Office of the Prime Minister. Persaud presented hampers of clothing, footwear and games to the home from a number of private donors.Along with the library, which was relocated from its old location in the building, the computer room received some minor upgrades. The entire exterior of the home received a facelift, and a new signboard was erected at the entrance from the highway.
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Milford’s hopes of reaching the Ulster Junior Football Championship final were ended as they lost out to Killeshil at Brewster Park in Enniskillen.The Tyrone side led by five points at half time, 1-06 to 0-04, with Reilly netting.Milford’s hopes of staging a comeback were quickly erased as Killeshil dominated in the second half. David Curley found the net for Milford towards the end, only to see the Tyrone side net at the other end with the next play.Final Score Milford 1-08, 2-14. MILFORD’S ULSTER ADVENTURE COMES TO AN END was last modified: November 17th, 2013 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)
The Cope Builders Providers ExteriorNominations for the Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2013 have just been announced and The Cope Builders Providers Dungloe have been nominated in the Connaught/Ulster Category.Octabuild is a culmination of 8 of the countries top suppliers to the building trade including Dulux, Kingspan, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Tegral , Sanbra Fyffe, Evo-Stik and Wavin.The Cope Builders Providers were the 2011 winners of the Donegal Section and the team are delighted to be nominated again. Laurence McDaid, The Cope Builders Providers General Manager, says, “It is a fantastic achievement just to be nominated for an Octabuild Award. In order to qualify for nomination we had to pass a series of inspections and rigorous testing and thanks to the staff, we have earned a nomination for this prestigious award.“In the current economic climate it is very difficult for all Builders Providers to survive and as such, our team at The Cope, have had to evolve as a Builders Providers and introduce a new look Shop-floor which concentrates on DIY and Household products. We have expanded our range of Shop-floor products to include Home Security and Occupational Healthcare products.”The award ceremony takes place on Thursday May 16th in the Mansion House, Dublin. THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS NOMINATED FOR MAJOR AWARD was last modified: May 14th, 2013 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:awardThe Cope Builders Providers
James Pat just moments after delivering the calf!James Pat McDaid is certainly getting his election campaign moooo-ving!The young local Fianna Fail candidate had to take time out of his canvassing schedule last week in order to attend the emergency birth of this young Charolais calf, on his family farm in Glenkeeragh, New Mills, Letterkenny.Young James Pat, who has farming in his blood, confirmed that he is now on call 24/7 during the election campaign, in order to ensure his father has sufficient help on the family farm during this busy time of year. “It’s all early mornings and late nights now for the next few weeks!”Coming from a farming background, James is only too well aware of the worsening position for Irish farmers with recent news confirming a stealth cut to the Single Farm Payment, which will hit low income farmers this year.The change was brought in during Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney’s tenure as President of the European Council of Agriculture Ministers, however the cuts are only becoming apparent as the small print of these deals emerge.“Farmers receiving between €5,100 and €10,000 will see their payments cut by up to 10% under the new changes. Up until and including 2013, the first €5,000 of the single farm payment was exempt from modulation. “However, in response to a parliamentary question, Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has admitted that any farmer receiving a payment of more than €5,000 will have a 10.49% “linear deduction” imposed on the full amount of their funding. This equates to a cut of €452 for a farmer in receipt of a payment of €5,001. However, as the payments increase, the deductions reduce and actually result in increased payments for farmers receiving €50,000 or more.”James Pat refers to comments made by Fianna Fail Spokesperson for Agriculture, Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív, citing that “this is another body blow for low income farmers and is creating a feeling of hopelessness amongst the farming community where it seems all the focus is on those with large farms on very good land. In other words everything is focussed on the top 15% and there seems to be a conscious effort to try to drive many of the smaller farmers or farmers on marginal land out of business by wholesale cuts to payments and multiple schemes with ever more red tape”.“I’m calling on farmers to protest against these cuts in the most effective way possible – by using their vote. I believe if we want a fair CAP that treats all sections of farming equally and ensures the continuation of family farming in Ireland it is imperative for farmers and their families and the rural community in general to send a strong message to the Minister and the Government that the present proposals are unacceptable and that they need to be radically changed between now and August the 1st, the deadline for informing the EU on Pillar 1 decisions.“The upcoming local and European elections give all citizens the opportunity to show the Government that the measures they’ve brought in over the past three years have damaged rural communities and the small farming sector in particular. I’m urging all farmers to use their vote to demand change and ensure a fairer system for all”. HOLY COW – JAMES PAT IS REALLY GETTING HIS CAMPAIGN MOO-VING! was last modified: May 6th, 2014 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:donegalglenswillyJames Pat McDaidLocal electionssingle farm payment
Tags: derrick nsibambiKirizestom NtambiSebastien DesabretopUganda Cranes Ntambi joined camp on Tuesday morning. (PHOTO/AGENCY)ABU DHABI – The Uganda Cranes squad currently camping in Abu Dhabi is slowly but steadily taking shape.On Tuesday, Ethiopian based versatile midfielder Krizestom Ntambi joined the team as they continue with their preparations for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Ntambi who is also understood to be a free agent after his contract with Ethiopian top tier side Ethiopian Coffee ran out over the weekend, becomes the 16th player to join camp after Derrick Nsibambi took that tally to 15 yesterday.Nsibambi (Right) arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday. (PHOTO/FUFA)Meanwhile, the Cranes held a training session on Tuesday morning at the Sheikh Zayat stadium -Abu Dhabi Cricket Sports complex.They are understood to be having issues with the hot weather conditions but head coach Sebastien Desabre is hoping the players come to terms with weather.“It is not easy to adapt to this weather as it is hot, said Desabre after Tuesday’s morning session.“It is important for the boys to adapt to the weather but I am happy with the first session today.“It is the same weather they will find in Egypt. They need to concentrate a lot.“We need to prepare well for the tournament as we have two friendlies on 9th and 15th June before we fly out to Cairo.The Cranes held another training session at the same venue in the evening.The Cranes held another session in the evening. (PHOTO/FUFA)Preparations for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) are currently going on as planned.The team departed for a camp in Abu Dhabi on Monday, May 27th, morning and are now understood to have arrived safely in the United Arab Emirates.The final team of 23 players to Egypt will be confirmed after the two friendly matches in Abu Dhabi.At the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Uganda is in Group A alongside hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.The 16 currently camping in Abu DhabiDenis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Kaddu, Bevis Mugabi, Isaac Muleme, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Saddam Juma, Moses Waiswa and Murushid Jjuuko, Derrick Nsibambi, Kirizestom Ntambi.OfficialsLeader of Delegation – Issa MagolaHead Coach – Sebastien DesabreAssistant Coach – Matia LuleGoalkeeping Coach – Fred KajobaTeam Doctor – Ronald KisoloPhysiotherapist – Ivan SsewanyanaMedia Officer – Ahmed HusseinPhysical Fitness Trainer – Jerome D’AntonioKits Managers – Lawrence Kizito and Ayub BalyejusaThe other players expected to join camp laterGoalkeepersRobert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda) Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan).DefendersRonald Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania).MidfieldersWilliam Luwagga Kizito (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazahstan), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Michael Azira (Montreal, Canada), (Coffee FC, Ethiopia), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa).StrikersAlexis Bbakka (Carlstad United, Sweden), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska FC, Sweden).Comments
SAN FRANCISCO — Giants reliever Reyes Moronta collapsed to the ground in pain after firing a 97.5-mile per hour fastball to Padres shortstop Luis Urias on Saturday.Moronta, 26, appeared to clutch his pitching arm and received immediate attention from the Giants medical staff and manager Bruce Bochy. The right-hander walked off the field under his own power, but his dramatic injury led to silence around Oracle Park.Bochy announced postgame that Moronta has initially been diagnosed with an …
SUNRISE, Fla. — Bob Boughner heard the chatter as much as anyone else did toward the end of last season.With Florida headed toward a second straight playoff-less spring, rumors began to intensify that Boughner would be let go as the Panthers’ head coach. At the top of the Florida’s wish list for a replacement was reportedly Joel Quenneville, the second winningest head coach in NHL history who had been let go by the Chicago Blackhawks just five months earlier.Panthers general manager Dale …
(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The judge who ruled against intelligent design in the Dover case has just overturned Pennsylvania’s defense of marriage law.PennLive.com describes the latest ruling from Judge John E. Jones III, famous for his 2005 ruling in the Kitzmiller vs. Dover case that evolutionists hailed as a victory (12/30/05) against the “intelligent design movement” (actually, the Discovery Institute opposed the defendants’ actions in that case). Now, Judge Jones has overturned Pennsylvania’s 1996 Defense of Marriage Law that only recognized traditional marriage between one man and one woman, and refused to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. The text of his opinion makes his feelings clear:Today, certain citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are not guaranteed the right to marry the person they love. Nor does Pennsylvania recognize the marriages of other couples who have wed elsewhere. Hoping to end this injustice, eleven courageous lesbian and gay couples, one widow, and two teenage children of one of the aforesaid couples have come together as plaintiffs and asked this Court to declare that all Pennsylvanians have the right to marry the person of their choice and consequently, that the Commonwealth’s laws to the contrary are unconstitutional. We now join the twelve federal district courts across the country which, when confronted with these inequities in their own states, have concluded that all couples deserve equal dignity in the realm of civil marriage.It appears that Jones’s definition of marriage is based not on biology, age, or ability to procreate, but on “the person of their choice” or “the person they love“. So far, in other words, his decision appears limited to marriages of two persons; but if choice and love are the criteria, why should marriage be limited to two? And why must it be limited to persons? Could other plaintiffs not consider this an injustice or inequity, if they can prove love and choice are driving their decisions? If a future DOMA law cast the net of protection around traditional and gay couples only, how would Jones rule, using his same principles, if polygamist defendants came “to end this injustice”?As if ready to pounce, various county clerks in the Keystone State are rushing to issue new marriage licenses to same-sex couples.According to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Judge Jones’s decision, which came within 24 hours of Oregon’s similar ruling, was particularly harsh:Oregon and Pennsylvania didn’t have much in common — until this week. Separated by thousands of miles, the two states united in outrage over the courts’ decisions to strike down their marriage laws barely 24 hours apart. In Oregon, the 10 year-old marriage amendment was toppled in district court, where the state’s attorney general refused to defend it.Like a dozen black-robed activists before him, Judge Michael McShane argued, “Because Oregon’s marriage laws discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without a rational relationship to any legitimate government interest, the laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” The state’s failure to defend its own constitution, and the failure of an openly homosexual judge to recuse himself, demonstrate what an overreach this decision was. The deluge of rulings hit Pennsylvania next, where Judge John Jones wrote one of the harshest opinions yet, insisting that laws affirming natural marriage should be discarded “into the ash heap of history.”While both judges cited the Supreme Court’s June decisions as a rational basis to destroy marriage, the high court said nothing that would give a federal judge the right to redefine marriage. In an interesting twist, both rulings came down within hours of Politico’s new polling — which showed that a clear majority of likely voters in swing states (52-48%) are digging in on their support of natural marriage.PennLive used the occasion to reprint a 2005 story when the Dover decision was about to be handed down. Some atheists, predictably, are rejoicing again at this decision, like they did at Dover (e.g., Patheos blog). Jones has always denied the charge of judicial activism, claiming he only follows the law and the evidence (e.g., interview for PLoS Genetics, 2008), but when has the law and evidence favored a redefinition of marriage, and an opinion about what belongs on the ash heap of history? A search on “Dover” at Evolution News & Views turns up over 21 pages of articles mentioning that case. Jones considered that one his top achievement. The atheist blogger now thinks he has outdone himself. The text of Jones’s opinion says, “We are a better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”“No rational reason,” huh? Natural marriage belongs in the “ash heap of history,” huh? This country is destroying itself faster than an Edsel revving up in quicksand.Judge McShane thinks he is a champion of rationality. He may as well say there is no rational reason to reason. Judge Jones thinks of himself as a champion of justice. He may as well say that justice should be discarded into the ash heap of history. So: for thousands of years, everybody was wrong about the definition of marriage, until these unelected judges arrived to tell us all about reason and history. But why stop at same-sex marriage? Why not polygamy, or any relationship among any number of people, animals or objects, that seem comfortable around each other? Doesn’t a country have a legitimate interest in raising a generation who benefit from a mother and father? Does not biology teach us the obvious? Not for leftists and those drunk on political correctness. Now in California, even though Proposition 8 was never overturned as the law of the land, the leftist-insane Demoncats in the state legislature are preparing new forms allowing men to call themselves mothers and women to call themselves fathers. Only public outrage is standing in the way of hairy men with beards wearing dresses from entering girls’ bathrooms.Try to imagine this kind of insanity only 10 or 20 years ago. We are the frogs in the pot, and it’s close to the boiling point now.I really don’t know how long it might be before websites like this one are forcibly shut down for suggesting that natural marriage is best. Look what Mozilla did last month—forced out its co-founder, just because it was discovered he had contributed to California’s Proposition 8, on his own time, six years ago (see FRC article). Will ISP’s, either on their own or from government or gay-activist pressure, start checking the donor lists of anyone else who contributed, and shut down their access to the internet? You might have no way of learning what happened if this website suddenly disappears. Shutting off what the government or power brokers consider a threat to their propaganda is standard practice before tyrannical regimes take over. The public must hear a unified voice (in the name of “diversity” of course: the big lie). Anything else is “hate” that must be hated!I’ve had personal experience with a judge who cast justice and reason to the wind, apparently ruling what was politically correct in his own mind. Oh, he had lots of “evidence” and “law” he could call on to rationalize his decision. I’m sure Jones and McShane were masters of spin doctoring, too. In my situation, it was astonishing to me how a clear-cut case of discrimination could be contorted into any message the opposition lawyers wanted to portray. They cited lots of law and evidence for why it was OK for my boss to shout at me and tell me why I couldn’t mention intelligent design to anyone in the office under threat of being fired, when nobody else was singled out for that restriction, it was not against company policy, and my boss agreed on the witness stand that he was angry and had never done that to any other employee in his whole career. He got away with it, thanks to JPL’s taxpayer-funded legal beagles and a judge who most likely didn’t want to lose cocktail lounge privileges among his peers. The points of law and evidence were mere props for a foregone “PC” conclusion. One of my friends is convinced that it was my support for Prop 8 that did me in (on one single day before the election, I had shared information about the proposition among a few co-workers I had worked with for years). Even though the case was primarily about intelligent design, he thought the other issue was the thing that made me intolerable to the lab. Of course, gay marriage supporters were free to mock the proposition with hateful cartoons on their doors next to their anti-ID cartoons.Rulings like these are why voters had better pay attention to judicial elections, and to elections for the presidents and governors who appoint them. Judges are taking this country to hell faster than any other branch of government. Already, activist federal judges have overturned 13 state laws protecting natural marriage, even when those laws were passed by large majorities of citizens and embedded in the state constitutions. (How can a constitution be ruled unconstitutional?) Some of the judges are openly gay and should have recused themselves. The will of the people doesn’t matter any more. The elites tell us what to think and how to act. They decide who the”better people” are, and by extension, who the bad people are. They control what goes into the ash heap of history. We are approaching the very tyranny that our founding fathers warned us about—perhaps even what George Orwell warned us about. What usually comes next is physical persecution. Have a nice day.