BG Group strikes oil in Brazil

first_img KCS-content Thursday 16 December 2010 7:46 pm whatsapp BRITISH oil and gas firm BG Group said yesterday it found oil to the west of the Tupi discovery off the coast of Brazil, giving it further confidence in its recently upgraded resource estimates for its Brazilian oil fields.BG said yesterday that initial results from the well, drilled 11 kilometres from the first Tupi well near the Rio De Janeiro state coast, were encouraging enough to prompt BG and its partners to consider allocating another Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to Tupi.Tupi, in which BG has a 25 per cent stake, is the world’s second largest oil discovery of the last decade and so far has one FPSO, which started production in October, and another one due to begin in 2013. BG in November lifted estimates for total recoverable resources from Tupi and two other fields in Brazil by 34 per cent, raising its net resources from offshore Brazil to 2.8bn barrels of oil equivalent.“The information obtained from this well adds further certainty to our recoverable reserve and resource estimates for the Tupi field,” the company said in a statement.Further tests would now be carried out on the well, BG said, adding that it had found light oil in a 90 metre zone. The news follows a similar large find off the coast of China, which BG announced on Wednesday. The company found oil-bearing sands in the South China Sea, which will now be tested for viable hydrocarbons alongside a second well in the region. Shares in BG, which have risen 20 per cent in the last three months, closed 0.5 per cent higher at 1,307p yesterday. BG Group strikes oil in Brazil Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raidermoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

DCMS review could class loot boxes as gambling products

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Esports The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence into the impact of loot boxes, which may lead to the popular video game feature being classed as a gambling product. Email Address DCMS review could class loot boxes as gambling productscenter_img Topics: Esports Legal & compliance The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence into the impact of loot boxes, which may lead to the popular video game feature being classed as a gambling product.The call for evidence forms part of the government’s response to a DCMS committee’s report into immersive and addictive technologies.That report said loot boxes, in which a player can buy virtual items for cash without knowing what they will get until they pay, should be classed as games of chance and therefore be regulated under the 2005 Gambling Act.DCMS said the call for evidence “will examine links to gambling-like behaviour and excessive spending in games” and its findings will be considered alongside the government’s upcoming review of the 2005 Gambling Act”.“This will examine, for example, the size and variation of the market, the design of mechanisms, the context in terms of other types of in-game spending, the impact on consumers and particularly young people including links to problem gambling and the effectiveness of the current statutory and voluntary regulation,” DCMS said.In addition to a written call for evidence, the Department said it expects to host a series of roundtables to discuss issues and solutions in detail, including how to protect players from possible harm from loot boxes.In addition, DCMS’s chief scientific adviser Professor Tom Rodden will discuss the Committee’s recommendations with national research body UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and lead a series of workshops this year with experts from Research Councils, academia and the video games industry.Minister for Digital and Culture Caroline Dinenage said the importance of understanding the issue of loot boxes has grown because of the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, as people spend more time at home.“During the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen more people than ever before turn to video games and immersive technology to keep them entertained and to stay in touch with friends and family,” Dinenage explained. “These innovations can present challenges though as well as opportunities, which is why we are taking the necessary steps to protect users and promote the safe enjoyment of this dynamic industry.”In addition to the call for evidence, the government will continue to research the area further.Loot boxes have long been a source of controversy, with both the Children’s Commissioner for England among those calling for the products to be regulated like gambling products in order to keep them out of reach of children. Regulators in countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands have already ruled they consitute a game of chance, forcing publishers such as Electronic Arts to make changes to titles including the Fifa football series for those markets.Beyond the area of loot boxes, the government also said it would bring forward plans for a ministerial roundtable with a range of esports stakeholders to discuss best practices in areas including competition integrity. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 8th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boylelast_img read more

Zimplow Holdings Limited 2013 Presentation

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2013 presentation Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: Schalk Burger

first_img Collapse He would drive the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007 as well, though this would be sandwiched between two serious setbacks – a neck injury that required cervical fusion surgery in 2006 and a life-threatening bout of bacterial meningitis in 2013.Coming off the bench in a 38-16 defeat of Wales, Burger ended a two-and-a-half-year Test hiatus. Five months on, he burrowed over to help beat England 31-28 at Twickenham.New Zealand legend Sean Fitzpatrick attributed Burger’s remarkable recovery to his “fighting spirit”. Either side of the touchline, undiluted tenacity has served him well. Expand Major teams: Western Province, StormersCountry: South Africa
Test span: 2003-2015Test caps: 86 (72 starts)Test points: 80 (16T) TAGS: The Greatest Players When Jake White took the reins in 2004 he unleashed the gap-toothed, grinning youngster from the start, stood back and ogled at the effects. South Africa took the Tri-Nations for the first time in six seasons. Hurtling into rucks and runners alike, Burger won IRB Player of the Year aged 21. Four years on from their shock loss to… Rugby’s Greatest: Victor Matfield Rugby’s Greatest: Os du Randt Rugby’s Greatest: Victor Matfield LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. South Africa’s flanker Schalk Burger Rugby’s Greatest: Os du Randt South African second-row Victor Matfield has done much… South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby’s Greatest: Schalk BurgerMany northern hemisphere supporters simply cannot forgive Schalk Burger for his scuffle with Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald in the opening minute of the second Test at Loftus Versfeld in 2009.During the fracas – one of many that punctuated a savage series – South Africa’s flanker made contact with the eyes of the Irishman. Touchjudge Bryce Lawrence saw everything, and communicated proceedings to French referee Christophe Berdos. The upshot was only a yellow card.Burger returned to the field with the Lions 10-0 up. His raw intensity aided the Springboks in a gargantuan gain-line battle full of fearful collisions. As the hosts fought back to win 28-25 with Morné Steyn’s last-second kick, he racked up 11 tackles, second only to Juan Smith.Appropriately, the blond bombshell exploded into public consciousness. Graduating from the renowned rugby nurseries of Paarl Gimnasium and Stellenbosch University, Burger was part of the 2002 South Africa U21 side that won the World Championship.The next year he broke into the Western Province team and made three replacement appearances at the World Cup in Australia, scoring a try on senior international debut as Georgia were dispatched 46-19. Introducing the South African loosehead prop, who has made…last_img read more

Last chance to apply for Lidl Community Works

first_img  90 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Community groups across Northern Ireland have until 13th May to apply for help from Lidl Community Works.This year’s Community Works is looking for 33 winners, and features a food theme to mark 2016 being the Northern Ireland Year of Food & Drink. Now in its third year, Lidl Community Works has so far helped more than 600 community groups across the province. Last year it invested £250,000 in helping community groups and projects.Chef and Lidl ambassador Ian Orr will visit each of the 33 winning groups to take part in a cooking element to help raise funds. The Lidl Community Crew will also be out on the road, visiting events, runner-up groups and local Lidl stores.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbc8z-MCm2k[/youtube] Tagged with: corporate Funding Northern Ireland Customers across Northern Ireland are being invited to nominate community groups and projects in their local area that could benefit from Lidl’s support by downloading a nomination form from www.lidl-ni.co.uk or calling into a local Lidl Store to pick up a copy. Entries must be posted in the Community Works Nomination Box in all stores by 8pm on Friday 13th May.Conor Boyle, regional director at Lidl Northern Ireland said:“We have 38 stores across the province and we are dedicated to helping support those local areas whether it’s by providing jobs, working with local suppliers or investing in clubs and projects. We want to give back to everyone who has supported us faithfully since we opened our first store in Cookstown almost 20 years ago.”  89 total views,  3 views today Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 11 May 2016 | News Last chance to apply for Lidl Community Works About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Oxfam best UK not-for-profit employer in Indeed ranking

first_imgOxfam best UK not-for-profit employer in Indeed ranking Melanie May | 23 March 2017 | News “We try to ensure staff have every opportunity to develop their talents in Oxfam and that there are lots of opportunities to learn and engage in our wider work. While salary is important, it’s not everything and it’s clear to us that delivering job satisfaction is not simply a question of wage, it’s a matter of professional development, engagement and recognition of the value of our wonderful staff and volunteers.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Oxfam is the best UK not-for-profit employer according to data from job site Indeed, with Citizens Advice in second place, and the British Army ranking third.Indeed’s Best Places to Work 2016: Public Sector & Non Profits league table of the UK’s best public sector and not-for-profit employers was compiled from tens of thousands of employee reviews on the Indeed site. Charities and the Armed Forces dominate the ranking, together accounting for three-quarters (75%) of the top 20.Local authorities however scored poorly with employees, with one city council and one county council making it into the top 25.Indeed asked staff to score their workplace on five categories: management, work-life balance, job security, pay and culture. Oxfam scored consistently highly in all categories, with the six other charities in the top 10 all receiving high scores for their working environment and culture.Charity employees frequently cited the sense of purpose and the chance to make a difference as key rewards for working there. The third-placed employer, the Army, received high scores from soldiers for its culture and job security.Bill Richards, Indeed UK managing director, said:“The popularity of charities in our ranking stems not just from the obvious satisfaction that their staff get from helping a good cause, but also the nature of the workplace. Employers who make their team feel valued, and offer a good work-life balance and a positive culture scored consistently well. Having fun and feeling like your work is having an impact — those are the things that make a workplace in any sector feel special.”Penny Lawrence, Oxfam GB deputy chief executive said: Advertisement  187 total views,  1 views today  188 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Tagged with: Charity Jobs Oxfam recruitment Research / statisticslast_img read more

Seed Consultants Marketwatch 10:28 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/8/2012

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Seed Consultants Marketwatch 10:28 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/8/2012 SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Marketwatch 10:28 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/8/2012 Previous articleEthanol Industry Groups Congratulate ObamaNext articleUSDA Scientists Develop Sprayer Apps Hoosier Ag Todaycenter_img FinancialMild bounce expected after 312 point loss on DowDow under 13,000 support and S&P below 1400Our inability to govern and manage fiscal policy, a deepening recession in Europe, uncontrollable debt and a US AAA credit rating threat apply the pressureJobless claims down 8000 to 355,000 means littleGreece passes added austerity measures but still faces many hurdles in securing bail out fundsUnemployment in Greece tops 25%ECB leaves rates unchangedDollar up 14 to 80.90 but government policies direct the currency lowerCrude oil up $.79 to $85.23 ultra volatileGold $1718 after testing $1700China leaders meet to set new ten year course and must address corruption issuesLivestock4-12” of snow come to the northeast on top of remaining problems from SandyCash cattle are bid at $124 and offered at $129Boxed beef about steady after falling to $194 from $201Beef exports 19.400 28% above the four week averageCattle slaughter is up 3000 for the week and hogs 25,000 higherPork cutout up $.67 with loin’s $2.11 better and hams steady, it has been a wide swinging weekA large weather hole has been injected into the meat and retail store markets in the northeastGrain and soybeansMinimal changes in over night tradeCrop report tomorrow morning is expected to show bean yields a bit better and corn not much changedThe lower dollar trend can depress the dollar and raise commodity valuesFarm bill is all talk at this point, with so many bigger fish to fry regarding fiscal policyDrought pattern is still in force in western regionWinter wheat rating 39% good to excellent is down from 54% five year averagesDec wheat is a few cents below $9.00 resistanceCorn export sales poor again at 157,000 tons as was wheat at 209,000 and soybeans fell to 186,000.Jan beans support at $14.80-90Dec corn held at $7.32 support Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 8, 2012 10:28 updateLand values in jeopardy of declineDollar trend down but higher again today at 80.90Corn surplus may rise by about 16 millionSoybeans production perhaps by 31 millionBoth insignificant152,000 of routine corn sales to JapanGlobal wheat 661 MT off 3 MTNorthern Brazil weather favorablelast_img read more

Limerick Institute of Technology announce LIT Film & Media Showcase19

first_img TAGSawardcompetitioneducationfilmLimerick City and CountyNews TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleLocal photographer appeals for information on missing equipmentNext articleCity and Soul: ADAPT gives shelter in Limerick City Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Print Twitter WhatsApp NewsEducationEntertainmentFilmLimerick Institute of Technology announce LIT Film & Media Showcase19By Staff Reporter – April 8, 2019 1502 Email Creative Broadcast & Film Production students and staff at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) are pleased to announce details of the LIT Film & Media Showcase19 on Thursday, 11 April in the LIT Millennium Theatre.The daylong showcase, which is a visual celebration of short film screenings as well as film & music exhibitions, will see student’s present films ranging from fiction, documentary, and animation. This public showcase offers an exciting opportunity to view the latest work of emerging film makers working in Limerick today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Showcase19 is generously supported by film & media production companies in Limerick who have come on board to celebrate the work of these talented filmmakers.Below are the list of the awards and supporting Film & Media Production companies:Art Direction – Selected & presented by Troy StudiosCinematography – Selected & presented by Crude MediaMotion Graphics & VFX – Selected & presented by Piquant MediaDocumentary – Selected & presented by The Limerick PostOriginal Sound Mix – Selected & presented Spin SWOriginal Script – Selected & presented by HearSay Festival (Heron Media)Richard Harris Award in Film Excellence – Selected & presented by Richard Harris International Film FestivalA number of events will run alongside the showcase including a presentation by Nigel Mercier on how to become a Film & TV Extra. Nigel’s company, “Set Extras” is the leading extras company in the West of Ireland. Providing extras since 2016 for TV Commercials, Music Videos, and local International Films. An award winning actor, Nigel will offer an overview of the extras casting process, what casting directors are looking for, and how you can get involved. For anyone interested in TV and Film production who would like to learn more about becoming an extra this is the event for you. SetExtras.ie have some of the most experienced casting directors working in Ireland today and a large database of people in the Limerick, Tipperary, Clare, and Kerry areas. To find out more, why not pop along.Location: Millennium TheatreTime: 1pm – 2pmBook your place at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/setextra-secrets-to-becoming-a-tvfilm-extra-with-nigel-mercier-tickets-56586496735  center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisementlast_img read more

Gardaí and council provide free bus service

first_imgNewsCommunityGardaí and council provide free bus serviceBy Alan Jacques – February 28, 2020 5280 Print Advertisement Linkedin Travel photo created by rawpixel.com – www.freepik.comLIMERICK City and County Council has joined forces with An Garda Síochána to launch a minibus service that will provide free transport for local community groups when it hits the road this May.Jointly funded by the local authority the 15-seat bus will allow Gardaí engage directly with local community groups with a Garda driver bringing groups to and from outings and functions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The minibus will transfer to the Garda Fleet and become a Garda vehicle with operational costs coming from the Garda budget, while the vehicle will be driven by a Garda member at all times.Speaking at last Friday’s Limerick Joint Policing Committee meeting, Garda Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche said: “I am delighted that An Garda Síochána will be able to provide this service to the local community in Limerick.“Schools, elderly groups, youth clubs and sports clubs are just some of the groups that will benefit. Providing this service will give us a great opportunity to enhance our existing strong links within the community.”Council Director of Community Development Gordon Daly said that local community groups would be the major beneficiaries, particularly those working with the most vulnerable in the city and county.“The new community bus will allow numerous communities and individuals across Limerick to remain connected and provide a safe much-needed support for the young and old.  This project highlights the close working relationship between the Council and the Gardaí for the betterment of the community as a whole,” Mr Daly said. WhatsAppcenter_img Email Twitter Facebook Previous articleLimerick’s Fox Jaw release new LP ‘Breathe In The Strange’Next articleWATCH: Ciaran Carey previews Limerick and Westmeath Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Post Mortem due to take place on Donegal drowning victim

first_img Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today News A post mortem is due to take place today on the body of a woman recovered from the sea off the coast of Donegal yesterday evening.It was feared a young child had been with the woman and a search was due to resume this morning – it has since been confirmed that no child had gone missing.The woman’s body – who is understood to be from Derry – was recovered from Rockstown Harbour near Dunaffe in Inishowen at around half past 6 yesterday evening.Her remains were taken Letterkenny General Hospital.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Joe Joyce of Lough Swilly Lifeboat said it seems that the woman walked out to a island and was cut off by the tide………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/joycedunaffdrowning.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Twitter Previous articleMartin Mc Hugh on Donegal’s Ulster Final defeatNext articleDonegal chiropractor gets five years for burglary and assault of ex-girlfriend News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny By News Highland – July 23, 2013 Google+ WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Post Mortem due to take place on Donegal drowning victim Pinterestlast_img read more