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Vardy keeps Leicester on top, Arsenal stutter

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Jamie Vardy’s stunning volley set Leicester on their way to a 2-0 victory over Liverpool yesterday, keeping the unlikely title challengers top of the Premier League on a night Manchester United rediscovered their scoring touch at Old Trafford.Manchester City and Tottenham also won to stay in touch with Leicester, but Arsenal were held 0-0 by Southampton and dropped to fourth place.Leicester preserved their three-point lead over City and their title charge shows no sign of slowing – nor does Vardy’s prolific form this season.The England striker volleyed in a looping shot from 25 metres before adding another goal in the second half to sink Liverpool at King Power Stadium and take his tally to 18 this campaign.”We are free of pressure,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. “The players have a good feeling.”United beat Stoke 3-0, scoring in the first half at home for the first time since September. Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, and Wayne Rooney – with his seventh goal in his last seven games – scored for United, which trimmed the gap to the Champions League qualification places to five points.Criticised for much of the season for their risk-averse attacking approach, United have scored six goals in their last two games.Sergio Ag¸ero was the match winner for City in a 1-0 victory at Sunderland in the team’s first game since announcing the hiring of Pep Guardiola as coach starting next season. Ag¸ero looks back to his sharpest, having scored eight goals in as many games in 2016.DOUBLE FROM HARRY KANETottenham won 3-0 at Norwich thanks to a double from Harry Kane and another goal from young midfielder Dele Alli. The win lifted Spurs to third, above north London neighbour Arsenal on goal difference.Also, Aston Villa had forward Jordan Ayew sent off in the 17th minute for elbowing an opponent in a 2-0 loss at West Ham, which left the league’s last-place team 10 points adrift of safety. West Bromwich Albion scored two minutes into injury time to draw 1-1 against Swansea, and Bournemouth won 2-1 at Crystal Palace.With 14 games left this campaign, Leicester are closing in on a Champions League qualification place -the team is 10 points clear of United – and must now be seen as a definite title contender.last_img read more

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Company predicts Guyana could be ranked among 30 largest oil nations

first_imgRystad 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.last_img read more


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Hauraruni Girls’ Home gets new library, upgraded computer lab

first_imgThe 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.last_img read more


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Hunters attacked by grizzly bear raising funds to thank rescuers

first_imgTo make a donation, click here. An online fundraiser is underway after two hunters were attacked by grizzly bears north of Fort St. John.Chris Eyre and Robbie Austin were sheep hunting September 6, 2015, in the Buckinghorse River area when they encountered a grizzly bear and her two cubs. The grizzly attacked Eyre and then attacked Austin.Eyre was able to arrange help using his GPS device contacting B.C. Ambulance. Crews from the B.C. Ambulance Service were unable to rescue the pair and a search crew from Comox were called in to help. The two spent a partition of the night in the woods, waiting to be rescued.- Advertisement -Both men are currently in Vancouver General Hospital being treated for their injuries.The online fundraiser has been set up behalf of Chris and Robbie to thank the people who saved their lives.  The men have expressed a desire to give back to the following people for their rescue efforts; Conservation Officers, BCAS flight crews, Paramedics, and the Comox Search & Rescue. As of Sunday morning, $8,500 had been raised.Advertisementlast_img read more


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MILFORD’S ULSTER ADVENTURE COMES TO AN END

first_imgMilford’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)last_img read more


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THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS NOMINATED FOR MAJOR AWARD

first_imgThe 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 Providerslast_img read more


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HOLY COW – JAMES PAT IS REALLY GETTING HIS CAMPAIGN MOO-VING!

first_imgJames 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 paymentlast_img read more


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Kirizestom Ntambi joins Cranes camp in Abu Dhabi

first_img 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 last_img read more


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Giants reliever Reyes Moronta in significant pain, exits with apparent arm injury

first_imgSAN 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 …last_img


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Bob Boughner reflects on his time coaching the Florida Panthers

first_imgSUNRISE, 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 …last_img