BOP Problem Suspends Isobel Deep Well

first_imgFalkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) reported that the 4/20-1 “Isobel Deep” well located offshore the Falkland Islands, has been temporarily suspended due to problems on the blowout preventer (BOP).Following the successful setting of the 13 3/8″ casing at a depth of 1273.9m metres, a problem was detected with the BOP. The well has been temporarily suspended and the BOP has been brought to surface for inspection and repairs.It is anticipated that the repairs to the BOP will take in the order of 10-14 days. Whilst these repairs are being undertaken the Eirik Raude rig will be utilised to drill the top-hole sections and set the conductor(s) on the Chatham and/or Jayne East Locations, FOGL informed.The rig will return to the Isobel Deep location to continue drilling once the BOP repairs have been completed.The well was spudded by Premier Oil, as operator, on April 8th 2015.Image: Ocean Rig[mappress mapid=”11822″]last_img read more

‘US in stronger position than UK’ to weather downturn

first_imgTop US law firms are better placed to weather the downturn than the biggest UK firms, and will be in a better position when the demand for legal services picks up, the head of the world’s biggest firm claimed this week. Eric Friedman (pictured), executive partner at US firm Skadden, said the traditional litigation and restructuring strength of big US firms allows them to outperform top UK firms during the downturn. He added that mass redundancies at some big UK firms will leave them short on expertise and fighting to rebuild their teams when the economy picks up. Skadden billed £1.33bn in 2008, toppling magic circle firm Clifford Chance as the biggest firm in the world by revenues. Last week, Clifford Chance reported a 5% fall in turnover to £1.26bn, making Linklaters the largest firm in the UK with revenues of £1.30bn, closely followed by Freshfields with £1.29bn. ‘When the demand for legal services picks up, the demand for lateral hiring shoots up most acutely among the firms that made redundancies,’ Friedman said. ‘This makes lateral hiring a hugely competitive and expensive process, because everybody is rebuilding their ranks at the same time. And the more senior you go, the more difficult and expensive it is to rebuild. ‘Without making mass layoffs, we were able to reduce our headcount pressure,’ he added. Skadden launched ‘Sidebar Plus’ in March, a programme allowing lawyers of all ranks to take a year’s sabbatical on a third of their pay and the continuation of some benefits. They were urged to undertake public interest projects: ‘Having hired, trained and developed our legal talent, we thought the scheme was a more elegant way of dealing with the problem.’ Friedman said the depth of Skadden’s litigation and bankruptcy practices had ensured a good year in 2008. ‘They provide a strong counterbalance to a troubled economic environment,’ he said. ‘Traditionally, US firms have always had bigger litigation and restructuring practices. In a challenging economic climate, they will fare better.’ Former Clifford Chance managing partner and management consultant Tony Williams agreed that the US firms’ litigation strength put them in pole position in the downturn. However, he added that UK firms had been ‘pruning rather than digging up the plants’ in making ‘necessary’ redundancies.last_img read more

Zhen Hua arrives in Rosyth

first_imgThe 81,000 dwt and 40 m wide Zhen Hua 24, carrying steel deck sections ranging in weight from 270 to 350 tonnes, was the largest vessel ever to visit the Port of Rosyth, claimed Forth Ports. In 2011, Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) chose the Port of Rosyth as its hub for transporting materials and equipment between the port and the jobsite for the Queensferry Crossing construction project.The project has seen the port transformed with significant investment to strengthen the quayside storage areas to accommodate heavy loads, said Forth Ports.”The significant investment by Forth Ports and the FCBC project team in strengthening the quayside storage areas at North Wall; security systems; and warehousing at the port; as well as the new improved road infrastructure that the opening of the new bridge will bring, will position Rosyth as a key location for specialist project work and heavy lift operations,” said Forth Ports’ chief executive, Charles Hammond.The bridge project is expected to be completed and the bridge opened to traffic in March, 2016. read more

Roblox weekly roundup: 30th September – 6th October

first_imgApologies folks, I missed a couple of episodes of our Roblox weekly roundup but we are back with a bang this week with some great Roblox games for you to play. This week we have three very different games to recommend so hopefully you’ll enjoy at least one of them!First up this week is The Really Easy Obby by GFink. I don’t normally play that many obbys as they tend to be overly similar. This one stood out due to its innovative use of obstacles and puzzles that I haven’t seen in any other obbys. Don’t be fooled by the name either, it’s anything but easy. If you’re looking for some other obbys to play check out our top 5 obbys to play right now article.Credit: Roblox CorpNext up is Natural Disaster Survival by Stickmasterluke. As the name suggests your aim here is to try and survive the various natural disasters that appear on the map to try and kill you. Disasters include hurricanes, a deep freeze and volcanic eruptions to name just a few. As you try and survive the structures on the map are gradually destroyed making survival no easy task.Credit: Roblox CorpFinally this week we have Be a Parkour Ninja by Aurarus. Imagine if you put Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon into a Roblox game, that’s pretty much what you get here. The movement is what sets this game apart from other swordy games on Roblox. You move very fast, can scale great heights and jump around with ease. Armed with a choice of one of two swords (slow or fast), and shuriken, your aim is to simply kill as many of the other players before the timer runs down. This is by far the best game I’ve played on Roblox for ages and I’m looking forward to more maps being released.Credit: Roblox CorpThat’s it for this week, hopefully, you will like at least one if not all of our suggestions. Thanks for reading and we’ll be back next week with some more great recommendations.last_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInMembers of Dumfries and Galloway’s Diabetes team, led by Dr Fiona Green, have always taken their responsibilities seriously.  Now their dedication has been recognised in the Scottish Diabetes Managed Clinical Network Audit – a rigorous test of standards and performance which checks and compares the quality of diabetes care across Scotland. The Audit also reports that Dumfries and Galloway has the best recorded levels of glucose control and the lowest levels of patient disengagement, both significant achievements given the high prevalence of diabetes in the area and the extensive geography of the region. “Colleagues in primary care also provide us with excellent support and we will continue to work closely with them to keep providing the best diabetes care in the country.” The Diabetes Team is delighted with the results and Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Jill Maciver, said:  “We are a close knit and progressive team with fantastic leadership.  This means we are able to work together to identify areas for improvement and make any necessary changes or developments quickly and smoothly.center_img Dumfries and Galloway has the most successful and comprehensive screening services for people with diabetes in Scotland, essential in the early diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious complications. The Diabetes Team has also provided structured education, a fundamental tool in the promotion of successful self management, to the highest percentage of people with diabetes in the country. PICTURE SHOWS:  Dumfries and Galloway’s successful Diabetes Teamlast_img read more

City of Sunrise Offers Assistance Program for Mortgage, Rent, and/or Utility…

first_imgCOVID-19 Emergency Assistance is available as follows: Applicants must have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19, and meet other eligibility requirements. 50 applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Early applications will not be processed. The City will assist Sunrise homeowners with up to 3 months of mortgage and/or utility payments. Mortgage assistance will be provided up to $5,000. In addition, qualified applicants will be granted up to $1,000 of assistance for utility payments (water, gas and/or electric). The City of Sunrise recognizes the financial hardships that residents have faced as a result of COVID-19 and has created the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program in support. The City will assist Sunrise residents with up to 3 months of rent and/or utility payments. Rental assistance will be provided up to $5,000. In addition, qualified applicants will be granted up to $1,000 of assistance for utility payments (water, gas and/or electric).   This program helps eligible City of Sunrise residents with mortgage, rent and/or utility payments and is funded by the State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP). For more information – including eligibility requirements and a downloadable application – visit Printed applications are available for pickup outside the City’s Community Development Department, located at 1601 NW 136th Avenue, Building A, Sunrise 33323. In addition, our Grants Administrator is available by phone and by email this weekend at (954) 572-2315 and Temporary Mortgage and/or Utility Payments Temporary Rent and/or Utility Paymentslast_img read more

YSM Makes Another Appearance in Roseau

first_imgFeaturedLocalNews YSM Makes Another Appearance in Roseau by: – August 7, 2020 101 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! A new drum troupe has made yet another appearance in Roseau on Friday.The group of young men uplifted the Friday mood in the city with a live drum performance.Young skilled musicians, or YSM, assembled outside various businesses around the city and performed various selections for the users of the city.The group which consists of young men mostly under the age of 25, is currently fundraising to assist with costs associated with the group.In an interview with vibes radio, the leader of the group, Delton Dalrymple said that their aim was simply to uplift themselves through music. According to Dalrymple, the group hopes to promote Dominica’s music and culture through live drumming performances around the island.– / 4last_img read more

AUDIO: NEOSI’s Eli Mooneyham Joins WTAM 1100’s Anthony Alford To Discuss The Cavaliers’ Current Woes

first_imgNEOSI’s Eli Mooneyham spoke with WTAM 1100’s Anthony Alford about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ current state and the rough patch they’ve hit as of late with the new rendition of their squad. The two talk about the impact Tristan Thompson’s injury will have on the team and what it means for other guys on the roster, why the team is having difficulty defending once again, and what the team can do during Monday’s game against the Detriot Pistons to ensure success on the upcoming West Coast road trip. Related TopicsGeorge HillJordan ClarksonLarry Nance Jr.Lebron JamesTristan ThompsonWTAM 1100 Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Former Hog Martrell Spaight drafted by Washington

first_imgMartrell SpaightMartrell SpaightFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) – Arkansas linebacker Martrell Spaight has been selected by the Washington Redskins with the fifth pick of the fifth round (141st overall) in the 2015 National Football League Draft.Spaight is the 23rd Razorback linebacker to be selected in the NFL draft and the 13th player to be drafted to the Redskins.The North Little Rock, Arkansas native is the sixth Razorback to be drafted under second-year head coach Bret Bielema. In his eight-year coaching career, Bielema has had three of his linebackers selected in the draft.Spaight transferred to Arkansas for his junior campaign after spending two seasons at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. After recording just 22 tackles his junior season, Spaight completed his senior campaign as the Southeastern Conference leading tackler and a consensus first team All-SEC selection with 128 total stops on the year.Spaight is the first Razorback to lead the SEC in tackles and was the first Arkansas linebacker to be named to the coaches’ first team All-SEC team since Sam Olajubutu in 2006. His 128 tackles were the most tackles for a Razorback since 2003 and was good for 13th on the program’s single season chart.WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:“Was a two-time JUCO All-American. Plays downhill and will attack his gap. Physical at line of scrimmage and had several tackles for losses. Sees past blockers and displays good ball awareness. Uses his hands to disengage from blockers and is a leverage linebacker. Aggressive in man coverage toward the boundaries.” –“Shorter than ideal but possesses a compact, well-developed frame. Reacts quickly once he locates the football, showing impressive burst to slip through traffic and very good closing speed. Light on his feet and balanced, making Spaight an effective open-field tackler who can deliver a pop and force the ball out (two forced fumbles in 2014). Flexible, coordinated athlete who scrapes the edge cleanly. Developing recognition for coverage but reacts well to the ball when in position, showing good hand-eye coordination to slap it away as the receiver attempts to pull it in. Speed and aggression project well to the NFL, especially on special teams or as a chase linebacker. Raw athleticism worthy of developing.” – CBSSports.comFor more information on Arkansas football, follow @RazorbackFB.last_img read more

Valley waiting game for O’Brien pair

first_imgBy Craig Brennan Melbourne, AAP – The travelling foreman for Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien is playing a waiting game with the final two of the stable’s horses to arrive in Melbourne for the spring carnival. TJ Comerford arrived in Melbourne in late September with a team of five including Caulfield Cup placegetter The Cliffsofmoher. Stablemates Idaho and Rostropovich were on the final shipment of eight international horses to land on October 13 with the pair to finish quarantine on Saturday. Comerford said there remained a possibility Rostropovich could run in Saturday’s Cox Plate and take on Winx while Idaho may run in the Moonee Valley Cup. “We’ve just got to see what Aidan wants to do,” Comerford said. “We’ll find out during the week does Aidan want to run him (Rostropovich) in the Cox Plate. “I’ve been on to him but Aidan will take whatever time it takes.” A decision whether Rostropovich lines up needs to be made by 8.30am on Tuesday. Comerford says O’Brien wants to know the statistics of how many horses have competed in the Cox Plate and gone on to win the Melbourne Cup. “He likes the horse and thinks he’s a live chance, otherwise he wouldn’t be here,” Comerford said. “I think there’s been four in the last 11 years to run in a Cox Plate and then win the Melbourne Cup. “They sound good and I’d like to think we could run in it, have a race out of it, and then see how we get on.” Comerford said if Rostropovich was to head to Moonee Valley then he would like to take Idaho away for a gallop. “Or if there was something else for him, maybe he could have a run,” Comerford said.“Other than that we’d like to keep the horses together.”last_img read more