Attend meeting on going green March 28

first_imgAre you a NYSEG or National Grid customer in the Capital Region who has considered making a switch to green, sustainable energy for your home, property, or business? Did you know that you can not only install solar panels on your home or business property, and buy or lease solar panels at a community farm, but you can also choose a green supplier for your electric bill?Now is a great time to explore the many options available. Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy (CASE), an affiliate of SNYFGP (stopnypipeline.org), will offer a free presentation and panel discussion with area solar companies on the opportunities for onsite and off-site (community) solar in our area.The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush. Contact Becky Meier at: beckyjmeier@gmail.com or call: 518-781-4686.SUZANNE POLLARDNassauMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Atos to fund Dutch pension scheme through share purchase

first_imgAfter approval at the company’s ordinary general meeting on 27 December, the second tranche of share purchases was approved.The requirement to fund its Dutch subsidiary pension fund came after an agreement was reached on 18 December 2013.The software company, headquartered northwest of Paris, said it sourced an investment service provider to manage the purchase of its own shares over the next few months, beginning today.Atos said it would purchase its own shares in four separate periods, each spanning 20 days and accounting for one-quarter of the total buy-back.The firm will buy its shares using the average price in each separate 20-day period.At the end of each period, the shares purchased from the open market will automatically be transferred to the Dutch pension fund, Atos confirmed. French IT company Atos has announced the launch of a share buy-back programme from the open market to provide funds for its subsidiary pension scheme in the Netherlands.The company, listed in Paris but operating globally under a variety of brands, said the move would raise around €115m in shares for the Atos Dutch Employee Pension Fund.This finance is in addition to €43m in cash provided from Paris to the scheme in 2013.The announcement is a continuation of its share buy-back policy, after it revealed in November 2013 that a second tranche would eventually take place.last_img read more

Mariner Dies on board LPG Carrier off Mexico

first_imgA seafarer sailing on board the liquefied petroleum gas carrier (LPG) Seasuccess died while the ship was underway off the Mexican coast.“With much regret we confirm the very sad news that a crew member passed away on board the managed vessel Seasuccess on June 25 off the coast of Mexico,” Greek ship management company Thenamaris confirmed to World Maritime News.The 2018-built LPG carrier of 38,000 cbm was heading for Ulsan, Korea, when the incident occurred, based on its AIS data.The ship was reportedly rerouted to Mexico to disembark the body.Initial reports said that the cause of the ill-fated mariner’s death was an asthma attack.However, Thenamaris said that the cause of death will be determined following an autopsy.“Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time,” the company said.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

One month extension for Yinson FPSO in Nigeria

first_imgMalaysia’s FPSO provider Yinson has won another short-term FPSO contract extension in Nigeria as it discusses a longer-term deal with Addax.For Illustration Purposes Only / A Yinson supplied FPSO; Image source: EniYinson has said that Addax has extended the contract for the FPSO Adoon for one month.The 1985-built vessel, moored at the Antan field offshore Nigeria, won its first contract with Addax in October 2006. After the original contract expired on October 16, 2014, it was extended for another year.After that, the contract was extended for another three years to October 16, 2018. Upon the October 2018 expiration, Addax extended the charter until January 2019, and then until April 16.This latest contract extension will keep the vessel busy in Nigeria until May 16, “upon the existing terms and conditions.”The two companies have been in talks over a potential longer-term contract, with information on Yinson’s website showing Addax has options to extend the contract until 2022. The FPSO has a storage capacity of 1.7 million barrels.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Leinster climb into second

first_imgLeinster will end the calendar year in second place in the RaboDirect PRO12 after beating Ulster in a hard-edged derby duel at the RDS. Press Association Ulster captain Robbie Diack got over a ruck ball to get his side back into opposition territory, and their defence showed its resilience again after Noel Reid raided over halfway. Another opportunity was lost for Leinster as, after a promising lineout maul, Luke Marshall poached possession at the breakdown and hard-tackling Ulster eventually cleared the danger. Despite the lion’s share of possession, Leinster’s frustration continued to grow as Diack forced another penalty at the breakdown and then a side-entry call against Mike Ross allowed Jackson to kick Ulster back in front at 6-3. But the visitors were made to pay for a sloppy finish to the first period, as Doyle saw yellow for not rolling away and Leinster pounced for a try in the very next phase. Fitzgerald rescued a loose lineout for the hosts and his inviting offload sent Murphy charging up the left touchline and over in the corner through last-ditch tackles from Andrew Trimble and Ricky Andrew. Gopperth gave his side a further boost with a tremendous conversion kick from wide out, and Leinster resumed on the front foot with a stiff wind now at their backs. Gopperth right-footed a 50th minute penalty through the posts for a 13-6 advantage, with Ulster sending on big guns Ruan Pienaar and Jared Payne in response. The pair immediately made an impact to Ulster’s back-line play, lifting the tempo during a promising spell in the hosts’ 22. Leinster soon lost O’Brien to injury but Gopperth was on target again in the 57th minute to put 10 points between the provinces. Ulster leaked their 11th penalty of the night from a scrum on their 22, with Gopperth mopping up with another three points, and Mark Anscombe’s side – on a five-match winning run – failed to respond in an error-strewn climax. Gilroy was a pass away from setting up a try, but having done the hard work straight from Gopperth’s missed touchfinder the winger elected to go it alone and the chance was lost. Payne also knocked on near the end line as he dived to reach a grubber kick from Jackson, leaving Leinster to celebrate their first win in three outings. O’Connor’s men dominated possession and territory in the opening half, with wind-backed Ulster soaking up the pressure until giving way just before the break. A brace of Paddy Jackson penalties had the visitors ahead when flanker Sean Doyle was sin-binned in the 36th minute, paying the price for a succession of Ulster ruck offences. Leinster touched down just moments later as Luke Fitzgerald sent number eight Murphy crashing over with Gopperth’s classy conversion making it 10-6 at half-time. Gopperth was the lone scorer in a scrappy second period, notching penalties after 50, 57 and 62 minutes in what was the sides’ first meeting since last May’s league final in Dublin. Number eights Murphy and Roger Wilson both infringed in the opening four minutes, allowing Jackson and Gopperth to trade well-struck penalty goals. Gopperth then drifted a second right-sided penalty wide after Fitzgerald had gained good yardage from a retrieved kick. There were plenty of full-force collisions as Leinster chipped away at Ulster’s committed defence early on, with openside O’Brien an ever-willing carrier. Gopperth was undone by the difficult kicking conditions again on the quarter hour mark, stabbing a penalty effort from the left across the posts. Man-of-the-match Jordi Murphy scored the only try of this festive inter-provincial clash with Jimmy Gopperth landing five of his seven kicks at goal for a 14-point haul. However, Sean O’Brien dislocated his shoulder in the second half in a setback for both Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor and his Ireland counterpart Joe Schmidt. last_img read more

Team Nigeria Opens Medals Account with Two Silver

first_imgThe feat in both events came moments after Nigeria lost out completely in the much advertised men’s 100m final in which the duo of Seye Ogunlewe and Enoch Adegoke placed fourth and seventh respectively.Akani Simbine of South Africa claimed the sprint gold in a time of 10.03 while his compatriot, Henricho Bruintjies settled for the silver.Jamaican Johan Blake who was tipped for the gold ran a photo finish 10.19 with Nigerian Ogunlewe but computer print out gave the bronze to the Jamaican.However, the disappointment on the track lasted less than an hour for Nigerians at the Games as the country’s men table tennis players won a silver after been trashed 3-0 in the team event by India.A power-packed team of Segun Toriola, Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo allowed the Indian team a repeat of Melbourne 2006 feat at Gold Coast when the trio of Sharath Kamal Achanta, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai race to the gold.Abiodun started the first game with so much hope as he romped into 11 – 4 win for the first set. But it was the Indian Sharath who bounced back to claim the three remaining sets at 11 -5, 11 – 4, 11 – 9.The second set which many hoped to be for Nigeria also went to India. Segun Toriola, the most experienced player from Africa could not find answers to India’s Gnanasekaran who towed the line of his compatriot to beat Toriola 3 -1.When the pair of Omotayo and Abiodun mounted the table for the third and last game, it was a huge mountain to climb for the Nigerians. They were equally beaten 3-0.But the defeat brought smiles to the faces of Team Nigeria officials who celebrated and welcomed the first medal- a silver.In his post match interview, Coach Nosiru Bello, blamed his ward’s loss to India in the final match to fatigue and injury suffered by player en-route to the important match against the winner.“We were tired as we only rested 40 minutes before the commencement of the final against India. Segun Toriola had a muscle injury but still gave his best. The Indians played their semi final in the morning and rested better than us. We played our semi final and hardly rested before the final. That lack of rest affected us badly,” Bello said at the secretariat of Team Nigeria at the Games.Team Nigeria’s table tennis star, Aruna Quadri, who did not play in the team event explained that he was under the weather and decided to skip the event.“I was not feeling fine. I decided to recuperate and play the singles,” Quadri stressed.Later on in the day, Chukwuemeka Enekwechi, won Nigeria’s first track and field medal finishing second in the Shot put event. He threw a Personal Best of 21.14m to win the silver medal.With the jinx broken yesterday, Team Nigeria athletes are looking forward to more medals as the paralympic events get underway from today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * Blake edges Ogunlewe to claim 100m bronzeFemi SolajaAfter four days of fruitless hunt, Team Nigeria finally opened her account for medals at the ongoing XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Monday with two silver medals from table tennis team event and shot put.last_img read more

Enyimba Stadium Turf Wears Russia Face

first_img“What people would see when we are done is a geo-tech pitch that would have a Russian face. This is World Cup season and what we are installing in Aba is a turf that can host any big game. Enyimba pitch is the second largest in the world. It is big in dimension like what Barca has at Camp Nou,” Egbe emphasised.The highly knowledgeable stadium facility expert said he has delayed his trip to Russia to get the Enyimba Stadium job completed.“My installers are coming in from Italy and I m staying back to oversee things here before hitting Russia. I’m making all the needed sacrifice as a way of appreciating Gov Ikpeazu who is doing everything possible to deliver a world class arena to his people,” Egbe said.It would be noted that Monimichelle, Nigeria’s frontline stadium construction outfit constructed the Samson Siasia Stadium turf as well as that of Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi and the Katsina Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The dream of Enyimba fans to see their darling team return home is to be realised when the CAF Confederation Cup group stage matches resume in July.The contractor handling the re-grassing of the turf, Ebi Egbe, gave a pat on the back to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.Egbe whose outfit is right now working round the clock at the stadium to get the job completed said he is delivering a turf with a Russian face.last_img read more

Liverpool Blow! African Star Faces Spell On The Sidelines

first_imgLiverpool have been dealt a huge blow following news that influential forward Sadio Mane is facing up to six months on the sidelines after he picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty with Senegal.The 25-year old star picked up the injury during his country’s 2-0 win over hosts Cape Verde on Saturday.Mane is likely to miss big league clashes against Manchester United and Tottenham in addition to his club’s double header against Maribor in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).Mane, who has scored three goals in five league appearances, faces race against time to be fit for Senegal’s crucial double header against South Africa next month.RelatedInjured Mane Named In Senegal’s Squad For Crucial Double Header With South AfricaOctober 18, 2017In “FIFA”Sadio Mane: Klopp Reveals Timeframe For Injured Forward’s ReturnJanuary 28, 2020In “England”Liverpool Lose Mane Red Card Appeal, FA Uphold’s Three-Game BanSeptember 12, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Purebred Arabian racing to be integrated into British calendar

first_imgShare Share Submit HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Charlie Parker joins BHA Board of Directors June 29, 2020 On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has teamed up with The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) to further integrate Purebred Arabian (PA) racing into the British racing calendar in 2020.The integration will see a standardisation of regulatory practices within PA racing with thoroughbred racing and follows approval from British racing’s Executive Committee and the BHA Board.Charles Gregson, ARO Chairman commented: “This is the most significant breakthrough for our sport since we began racing under the guidance of the BHA following our inception. It has always been the vision of our Patron, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, that Arabian racing would be fully integrated alongside the British thoroughbred racing industry.“This season has been a turning point for Arabian racing in Great Britain. The increase of single races against a reduction of stand‐alone fixtures had the benefit of widening our audience and we have been able to open up many more of our races to professional jockeys.“This has helped to raise the standard of our amateurs, whilst enabling ARO graduates to continue to ride under ARO rules since turning professional.”‘Phased’ regulatory integration is due to take place over the next 12-18 months which will be funded by ARO with help from the Racing Foundation. PA racing fixture lists and regulations are currently approved by the BHA, with the BHA also providing integrity services for any PA races on thoroughbred cards and for premier PA standalone fixtures.Gregson continued: “The increase in international runners this year is also significant, and the support from their owners, trainers and jockeys cannot be underestimated. We acknowledge the role that Dubai International Arabian Races and its’ supporting series has played in encouraging overseas participation, and also of our other major sponsors, the President of the UAE Cup, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, the Royal Cavalry of Oman and the HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, all of which have supported ARO and Arabian Racing in Great Britain for many years.”Through further integration of regulatory procedures, of which the scope is yet to be determined through a consultation, areas such as more closely aligning the licensing requirements of ARO stable yards with those under BHA Rules may be covered. Harmonisation of ARO Regulations with the Rules of Racing and the alignment of other raceday regulatory functions may also be included.Gregson concluded: “We thank all our participants, officials, racecourses and supporters for their commitment to Arabian racing. ARO is finalising the programme for 2020, which will be in a similar format to this year, a model that is well established and successful in other countries.“The future will be challenging, but with strong support and encouragement from our sponsors and our participants, we feel that the sport has now secured the right foundations for ARO to grow Arabian racing in 2020 and beyond.”Brant Dunshea, Chief Regulatory Officer of the BHA, added: “The BHA is committed to bringing its expertise and experience as British racing’s governing body and regulator to raise the high standards in place in Purebred Arabian racing still further.“We will continue to work closely with ARO as we scope out the various options for what increased regulatory integration will look like and will give more detail in due course as we move towards implementation next year.”last_img read more

Golden Arms get massive support ahead of Africa Armwrestling Championship

first_imgThe national Armwrestling team, “Golden Arms” have received a major boost from K-BALM Herbal Ointment for the upcoming 10th Africa Armwrestling Championship in Bamako, Mali.At a short ceremony held at Kofikrom Pharmacy in Accra, K-BALM offered to bear the cost of accommodation, feeding and participation for the Golden Arms in the Mali Championship slated for July 11-14 at the Palais Des Sports Samatiu Maigas in Bamako under the auspices of the first lady of Mali.The CEO of Kofikrom Pharmacy, producers of K-BALM Mr. Kofi Addo-Agyekum indicated that his company’s quest to get the youth very well engaged in one sport or the other to promote employment, financial independence, self-esteem and reduction of crime…etc is the reason for the continuous support for the least financed sports hence the gesture. We have donated a good quantity of K-BALM (a herbal pain-relieving ointment) to the Golden Arms to be used to massage all the athletes before, during and after the championship”, he said.The K-BALM Boss continued by thanking his friends in the business fraternity, who prefer to remain anonymous, but in diverse ways have assisted in cash and in kind to get Ghana Armwrestling the needed boost. He called on corporate Ghana to allocate some percentage of their budget for corporate social responsibility towards lesser financed sports.K-BALM last sponsored Ghana’s hosting of the 9th Africa Championship held in Accra and Ghana’s participation in the 2018 World Armwrestling Championships held in Turkey.In a related development, Asky Airlines have also offered rebate on tickets for the Golden Arms for the Championship and promised same in future for any of its 22 destinations across Africa. President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF), Charles Osei Asibey and the Armwrestling board have expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) for securing travel tickets for the team, K-Balm Ointment, Club Consult Africa, Opportunity International Savings & Loans, Ghana Revenue Authority and others for their support to enable the Golden Arm successfully participate and defend the Championship title won in 2018.He said the Golden Arms who are currently in a residential camp in Accra are scheduled to leave on Thursday, July 11, 2019, to Bamako and hope to win at least 20 medals.Captain of the team, Edward Asamoah of the Ghana Immigration Service said his team has prepared well for the championship and are ready to defend the country and thanked the technical handlers of the federation for the work they have done on the team.He assured Ghanaians and their sponsors of a good performance saying they will surely return with some good number of medals.last_img read more