TechnipFMC nets Mero 2 subsea EPCI in Brazil

first_imgTechnipFMC has secured a large contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) from Petrobras, the leader and operator of the Libra Consortium, for the pre-salt Mero field, located in the Santos Basin in Brazil. Arnaud Pieton, president Subsea at TechnipFMC, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded another EPCI contract by the Libra Consortium, which reinforces the long-standing relationship between Petrobras and TechnipFMC. By executing and delivering this new flagship project, we are looking forward to supporting Petrobras’s ambition in the pre-salt region and contributing to the development of Brazil.” It also comprises the installation and pre-commissioning of service flexible lines and steel tube umbilicals, as well as towing and hook up of the FPSO. The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation and pre-commissioning of the infield rigid riser and flowlines for production, including the water alternate gas wells.center_img The offshore campaign is scheduled to start in 2022. Libra Consortium consists of Petrobras, Shell Brasil, Total, CNPC, CNOOC and Pré-sal Petróleo SA (PPSA).last_img read more

How the father-daughter bond affects sexual behaviour

first_imgYahoo NZ 21 June 2013Being daddy’s girl is more that just a special and treasured bond – it could mean girls are less likely to display risky sexual behaviour later in life.According to a new study conducted by researchers from Texan Christian University, daughters who lack a father figure are more likely to be sexually promiscuous.The researchers quizzed 64 female students about their father-daughter bond and asked them to answer questions on sex and condom frequency.Girls who had an unstable or non-existant relationship with their fathers were more likely to lose their virginity at an earlier age and display risky sexual behavoiurs.Those whose fathers were absent during their childhood also showed more sexually permissive attitudes on the questionnaire. For instance they were more likely to agree that ‘sex without love is OK’. read more

Drug-affected driver apologises to crash victims’ families for killing two people

first_imgStuff 29 August 2019Family First Comment: “Woolley was found with cannabis and a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and drug tests confirmed both substances in his system.”But weed never killed anyone eh.#saynopetodope#VoteNOA man who caused a double fatal crash while on a cocktail of drugs has apologised to his victims’ families.Anaru Freedom Woolley, 27, has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of Kevin Hanks, 40, and Macauley Arnott, 13, when he collided with their vehicle at an intersection on State Highway 2, near the Tui brewery in Mangatainoka, on April 4.Hanks’ two sons, Koben​ and Kasen​, were passengers in the Northern Wairarapa crash. Koben, 13, suffered a head injury and was in an induced coma in Auckland’s Starship children’s hospital, while Kasen, 15, suffered minor injuries.In the Palmerston North District Court on Thursday, defence lawyer Steve Winter apologised for the “irreplaceable” losses his client had caused.“Mr Woolley has specifically asked me to do that,” he told the group of about 15 family members.“He is very sorry at the loss he has caused your family.”A forestry worker from Dannevirke, Woolley was found with cannabis and a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and drug tests confirmed both substances in his system.READ MORE: read more

‘FIRE YOUR GUN AND YOU’RE FIRED’ Goal is zero stray bullet cases – PRO-6

first_imgLast week, Pamuspusan did not hide hisdispleasure over a shooting incident in Guimaras on Christmas Day. For years, the Philippine National Police (PNP)required the nationwide sealing of its men’s guns with packaging tape toprevent indiscriminate firing during holiday revelries. This practice was notobserved in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Dela Rosa also said the muzzle tapingappeared to show that cops could not be trusted, and this did not sit well withhim. ILOILO City – Policemen areresponsible gun handlers so there is no need to tape the muzzles of theirservice firearms for this New Year’s celebrations, according to the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6). Aninebriated policeman shot a colleague during a heated argument at the GuimarasPolice Provincial Office (GPPO) in Barangay Alaguisoc, Jordan town. Ferrer,a resident of Barangay Tastasan, Buenavista, Guimaras, and Minerva, a residentof Arevalo district, Iloilo City, had just returned to the GPPO from the field. For the past three years that nomuzzle taping was done, no policeman was complained for illegally discharginghis firearm, said Malong, proving that cops are disciplined gun holders. PRO-6’s goal is to achieve zero straybullet incidents, zero indiscriminate firing cases and zero major crimes. But Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan,Western Visayas police director, has a warning to cops: “Fire your gun and youwill be dismissed from the service.” “Huwag nila akong subukan. Ipapasibakko sila,”said Pamuspusan. “My instruction to all policemen across the region was clear.They should not drink liquor while on duty peromatitigas pa rin ang kanilang ulo.” But just the same, she remindedpolicemen not to illegally discharge their guns to welcome the New Year. During last year’s New Yearcelebrations, no stray bullet cases were reported. Theshooting happened at around 4:05 a.m. at the GPPO mess hall. It was then PNP director generalRonald Dela Rosa (now senator) who ordered a stop to the muzzle taping in 2016.He said he wanted to show that members of the PNP have “a high level ofdiscipline” when it comes to the proper use of their service firearms. “Napakalinawng directives. Ayaw  ko nang ulitin,” Pamuspusan said.center_img “In previous years, too, nopolice officer fired his gun indiscriminately during the holiday season. Ithink ang nagpaputok lang ang may mgaloose firearms,” said Pamuspusan. “Alamna nila ito. Kung sino mag-violate, sisibakin ko kasi ang directive ay galing talaga kay President RodrigoDuterte,” said Pamuspusan. Ferrer is currently under restrictionin the GPPO after he posted a bail bond of P72,000. Minerva charged him withfrustrated homicide./PN Thesuspect was 33-year-old Police Corporal Erwin Ferrer of the Guimaras ProvincialMobile Force. Thewounded cop, 35-year-old Police Staff Sergeant Jeremy Minerva, was taken to theWestern Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district here. He sustained agunshot wound in the abdomen. Thegun, unfortunately, went off, hitting Minerva. Theduty guard, Police Corporal Francis Joe Sartaguda, tried to disarm Ferrer andMinerva tried to help Sartaguda. Pamuspusan also said policemen shouldnot drink liquor when on duty and on full alert status. Therewas a heated argument between the two policemen, with Ferrer eventually drawinghis gun, a Glock 17 pistol. Thisbreak from tradition would continue this year, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson. He added: “We have to show to thepublic that we are a responsible, professional, dynamic police organization. Wehave to maintain our reputation in terms of discipline and this is a test toall our personnel in the region.” An investigation is currently beingconducted by the PRO-6’s Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS). “I know civilian gun owners in WesternVisayas are responsible enough so we look forward to achieving zero victims ofstray bullets and no big crimes,” said Pamuspusan.last_img read more

AquaTrojans Middle School Team Wins Season Opener

first_imgThe AquaTrojans started their 2017 campaign with wins against the Greendale Bengals in Lawrenceburg on Thursday night.  The girls won 107-59.  The boys won 108-56.Individual winners include:  Luke Jackson – 200 Freestyle; Jacob Nixon – 100 IM; Alexis Brennen – 50 Freestyle; Ray Krider – 50 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle; Kendra Combs – 50 Butterfly, 400 Freestyle; Jayme Pennington – 100 Freestyle; Nick Weber – 100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke; Abigail Cowden – 100 Backstroke; Nick Hoffmeier – 100 Backstroke.SDMS won all 4 relays to secure the victory for the Trojans!!Next Thursday, SDMS travels to South Dearborn to take on the Squires.GO AQUATROJANS!!!AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

IMCA Modifieds to headline Shawano’s July 24, 25 Mid-Summer Classic shows

first_imgIMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance, but no track points will be awarded. There is a $30 draw fee each night for Modifieds and Stock Cars.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars chase $1,000 top checks while Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $600 to win both nights.  Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m.  IMCA Modifieds race for $1,150 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths at Mid-Summer Classic shows Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25. center_img SHAWANO, Wis. – The two-day show coming up this weekend at Shawano Speedway is guaranteed to be a Classic. Modified drivers get another shot at putting their name on the All-Star ballot at Shawano’s $1,200 to win Racing For A Reason childhood cancer benefit on Aug. 1.last_img read more

Police Blotter 04-11-2020

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Bardsley ban lifted after apology

first_img The 28-year-old full-back was suspended by the Black Cats over a comment posted on the social media site Instagram after the 1-0 defeat which read: “Great opening day. Hahahhahaha hahahhaha!!!”. But Bardsley, who is currently recovering from a broken foot, has now apologised and his ban has been lifted. He said in a statement: “I would like to apologise to the club and supporters for my comments made on social media. “I understand how they may have been interpreted and it was a serious error of judgement. “I accept the punishment that has been handed to me by the football club and will now focus my attention and efforts on rehabilitation and regaining my fitness.” However, Scotland international Bardsley’s return to the fold does not necessarily mean he will have a place in manager Paolo Di Canio’s plans once he has regained fitness. The defender was made to train with the club’s Under-21s during the summer after being photographed at a casino in May, and a proposed move to Fulham collapsed when his injury struck. Phil Bardsley’s Sunderland exile is over after he apologised for mocking the club’s opening day defeat by Fulham.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Gatland snub still irks O’Driscoll

first_imgBrian O’Driscoll is still unhappy with Lions coach Warren Gatland after being left out of the crucial third Test against Australia which secured a first series win for 16 years. The Lions went on to romp to a 41-16 victory with the all-Welsh combination of Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies playing in the centre. “Yeah, there’s resentment of course,” O’Driscoll told Sky Sports. “Is he (Gatland) on the Christmas card list? Unlikely.” It meant a frustrating end to O’Driscoll’s fourth and last Lions tour after he had started the first and second Tests Down Under. “When you’re left with disappointment that way, you can’t help but feel a little bit of resentment,” O’Driscoll added. “People will say the decision was justified because of the results and the performance. “The way the team played, I felt within the 13 jersey that I might have been able to do a decent job within that part of the team the way they played in that game. “That is absolutely not taking anything away from Jonathan’s performance, I thought he was pretty good that day, made some big plays at important times. “But I guess it comes back to you backing yourself, feeling you too could have done some things that maybe others didn’t do on the day.” Press Associationcenter_img The Ireland centre was controversially dropped by Gatland for the Sydney decider – a move that sparked widespread criticism of the New Zealander. With tour skipper Sam Warburton injured, O’Driscoll was widely expected to captain the Lions in that game, but Wales lock Alun-Wyn Jones was handed the job and O’Driscoll did not even make the matchday 23. last_img read more

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry makes case for the defence

first_imgEverton midfielder Gareth Barry admits it is easy to get carried away with the team’s attacking resources but warned they cannot forget about the defensive side of the game. Having eased into a 2-0 lead against struggling Sunderland on Sunday the Toffees looked set for a comfortable win but conceded twice either side of half-time to give themselves an unnecessary problem. The fact they ran out 6-2 winners, with Arouna Kone scoring a hat-trick, was as much down to the Black Cats’ inability to close the game down as it was to Everton’s attacking invention and Barry says they cannot always rely on goals to get them out of trouble. Press Association Roberto Martinez’s men have already conceded 15 in 11 games, which is joint second-worst among the Premier League’s top 14 sides. “We are enjoying the win but the experienced players know on another day you want to be a lot tighter,” he said. “It is important we don’t get away from the fact there is a lot of confidence from the attacking flavour but throughout the week we will be working on that attacking-defending balance, because we don’t want to be giving away too many chances like that. “Their (first) goal changed the game. If we are going in (to half-time) at 2-0 we are really comfortable and the confidence is different and their attitude to the second half is different. “There are a lot of lessons to be learned there as with 30 seconds to go we’ve got the ball in their half and all of a sudden it’s in the back of our goal. “We should be better than that and there is experience on the pitch to stop that happening, but fair play to the lads we bounced back from conceding the second and created a lot of chances.” However, goals are what gets everyone excited and Barry knows they have a lot still to offer in that department. Kone has now scored five league goals in his last six starts to sit just one behind Romelu Lukaku, with whom he has struck up a profitable partnership. Throw exciting winger Gerard Deulofeu into the mix, along with the considerable talent of Ross Barkley, and Everton have the capability to take many opponents apart. Kone’s hat-trick also coincided with the triggering of a 12-month contract extension as a result of an appearance-based clause and represented a significant turnaround in fortunes for the Ivorian, who has spent much of his time injured at Goodison Park. “Arouna has had a couple of tough years with injury and people questioning the transfer, but we have seen glimpses in training when he has been fit that when he gets a run of games he will be able to do what he has done and him and Romelu have struck up a good partnership and are causing problems,” said Barry. “It is not too often you see two strikers playing together but I am sure the manager has tried to get Arouna in the team with Rom because they are both goalscoring threats.” Deulofeu also impressed with a goal and two assists and at 21 the Barcelona academy graduate has plenty of time to develop. “The goal will give him massive confidence and he plays for creating chances probably more than scoring,” added Barry. “You forget how young he is because his name has been around for a bit and he’s had a spell here already. “But like a lot of young players in the dressing room they are still learning and will make mistakes and that will frustrate the fans sometimes, but ultimately if they keep improving they are going to have a good career.” Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has plenty to concern himself with as, in addition to questioning his side’s tactical discipline, he has a mounting injury list after captain Lee Cattermole went off in the first half. “We can’t afford too many injuries in the position we are in if they are going to be my best players,” he said. “Sooner or later I will make my mind up and decide who is good enough and those who are going to fight and produce performances I want, I will stick with.” last_img read more