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Black & Veatch, Keppel to work on conversion of FLNG for BP’s Tortue project

first_imgU.S.-based Black & Veatch, a provider of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions, and Singapore’s Keppel will work together to convert a Golar LNG-owned LNG carrier into an FLNG unit for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development.Golar LNG received a limited notice to proceed from BP related to the provision of an FLNG unit for its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field development located offshore Mauritania and Senegal on Monday, December 17.Goalr said that the vessel conversion would take place at Keppel Shipyard, utilizing Black and Veatch Corporation’s PRICO technology.Last Friday, December 21 Black & Veatch said it had also received a limited notice to proceed on work to jointly outfit a Golar LNG-owned LNG carrier, Gimi, with its patented PRICO liquefaction technology for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development.Also on Friday, BP made the Final Investment Decision (FID) for Phase 1 of the cross-border Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development.The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which will process the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components. The gas will then be transferred to a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility at an innovative nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.The FLNG facility is designed to provide circa 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum on average, with the total gas resources in the field estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet.Black & Veatch sad that the Gimi project would build on the successes of the Golar FLNG Hilli Episeyo which was completed earlier in the year and has been in commercial operation offshore Cameroon since.“Preparing the Gimi for production will mark another major proof point that FLNG can meet the world’s rising demand for energy,” said Bob Germinder, Black & Veatch Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Floating Oil & Gas Solutions.”Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Brazil star Hulk marries ex-wife’s niece in China

first_imgThe 33-year-old striker has caused quite the stir along with Camila, 31, after writing ‘married’ on his social media bio.The Shanghai forward has also changed the biography on his social media to ‘married’According to reports from Argentine newspaper Infobae, the ‘sudden marriage’ occured due to the fact that ‘Camila needed a visa if she was to stay in China with Hulk’.The couple have posted several pictures together to social media where it appears they both are wearing wedding rings.The attacker has three children with his ex-wife named Ian, Tiago, and Alice.Hulk and Camila reportedly now live together in China with the forward currently playing for Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG FC.Reports suggest the two began dating later last year around December and are now marriedHulk and Iran had three children together, Ian, James and Alice whilst they were marriedRead Also: Jubilation as Man Utd ready to sign Ighalo for £15mThe Brazilian midfielder was one of the first superstars to take the plunge and join the Chinese Super League back in 2016.He joined from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg and is the second highest earner in the whole league with a £320,000-a-week contract.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Brazil star Hulk has reportedly married the niece of his ex-wife after the two confirmed their relationship back in December. The attacker ended his 12-year relationship with Iran Angelo in July of last year and reports of his relationship with her niece Camila Angelo surfaced later in the year.Advertisement Brazil star Hulk has caused quite the stir after reportedly marrying his ex-wife’s niece Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Loading… last_img read more

COVID-19: Argentina cancel football season

first_imgRelatedPosts Argentina says it reached a deal to produce Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Dybala recovers from coronavirus Dybala tells Ronaldo: You’re ‘hated’ in Argentina Barely one week after the Dutch Eredivisie was declared void due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Argentina also announced that its football season was over and added there will be no relegation this season or next due to the disruption caused by the unprecedented crisis.“We are going to end the tournaments, so we can designate the teams qualified for continental competitions next year,” Claudio Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, said on Monday. The dramatic decision means the country’s Copa Superliga, a 24-team tournament scheduled to end in a playoff in May, has been scrapped after just one round of matches.Diego Maradona will surely be delighted by the latest development as his struggling side Gimnasia would avoid relegation despite being in the bottom three.The Argentina football legend was appointed as head coach of Gimnasia in September last year but failed to revive the club’s fortunes.Argentina has extended its nationwide lockdown by another two weeks until May 10 to contain the coronavirus outbreak.Tags: ArgentinACutch EredivisieDiego MaradonaGimnasialast_img read more

Young out for two weeks

first_img Young suffered the problem during Monday’s derby clash with Manchester City and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed he faces a short spell on the sidelines. “Ashley is out,” he said. “He took a whack on his ankle. He will maybe miss two weeks.” The injury rules Young out of Sunday’s match at Stoke, plus the encounters against West Ham and his former club Aston Villa. Ferguson expects skipper Nemanja Vidic to return to training on Friday after recovering from a calf injury. In addition, Jonny Evans should be available this weekend after recovering from the hamstring strain that has kept him out of the last two games. Ferguson also anticipates veteran midfielder Paul Scholes, who has been out of action since January 26 with a knee injury, will return to training on Monday. “It will be a terrific boost to get his football intelligence back in the squad,” said Ferguson. “He has been out for a few weeks so we need to get him back out training with us.” Meanwhile, Ferguson responded to Roy Hodgson’s fears about international breaks being used as a way of getting players fit by expressing his long-held skepticism of friendly dates. “Look at the opposite side,” he said. “International football interferes with the clubs’ ambitions. Friendly games for a start. They have been doing it for the last decade, playing a friendly in the week before the season starts. Tell me the sense of that.” Manchester United winger Ashley Young has been ruled out for a fortnight with an ankle injury.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lambert wants Sunderland in trouble

first_img Villa were unable to stop United clinching the title with a 3-0 win last Monday, a result that left Lambert’s side only three points above the relegation zone having played a game more than 18th-placed Wigan. But it was only a second defeat in their last six matches and a haul of 10 points during that run has generated some much-needed optimism. An extra incentive for Villa is the knowledge that victory on Monday will draw the club level with Sunderland, who have pulled themselves away from the bottom three. Lambert said: “We have to win. The next four games are massive games but we also know if we win on Monday then you pull Sunderland right back in as well.” Press Association The Scot went on: “There’s only three points in it. We’re at home. We’d rather be at home than going away, that’s for sure. You’ll have the crowd behind you, you’ll have everything behind you. “The thing for myself is we’re playing well enough, we’re creating chances. It would be different if I was going into that game and we weren’t playing well or creating, then it becomes a big thing.” All Villa’s remaining games are likely to be huge for both teams, with Norwich, who are not yet out of danger, and Champions League-chasing Chelsea to come before a potentially decisive final-day clash with Wigan at the DW Stadium. Last Monday was arguably a less than ideal time to visit Old Trafford but Lambert had no complaints, his only regret being their failure to prevent United scoring three times inside 33 minutes. The Scot said: “I don’t think it mattered when we went there or what happened between Tottenham and Manchester City. It was always going to be tough, regardless of what the occasion was going to be. “I think the only difference was the crowd came with that vibrancy knowing that if they could beat us then (they would win the title), that gave them a lift, but it was always going to be tough going there. We were up against the champions elect. One thing going to Old Trafford is you have to try to stay in the game as long as you can and try and create chances. “We created chances to score, it never materialised, but sometimes you have to hold your hand up – the second goal was fabulous, you could have had three goalkeepers in there and they wouldn’t have saved that.” center_img Paul Lambert is taking encouragement from Aston Villa’s showing against Manchester United as they prepare for Monday’s crunch Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland.last_img read more

Mourinho won’t live off former glories

first_img He added: “I need to work hard again and build a different team from the team I built in the past, and I want to give everything I can to the club, to the owner and to the fans, forgetting a little bit that I was champion here. “I want to have that pressure on myself like it is the first time I am here and I have to work hard and to make sure they have a reason to be happy with me. “I am the same, physically the same, but every day you have to think about yourself and about evolution. “I have the same nature, but I am much more mature with a different approach to things, I am more ready to be in a club and stay for a long time.” Mourinho feels he is coming back to Stamford Bridge as much a fan as he is the club’s eighth manager since he left. “I think of myself not only as a Chelsea manager, because this is the first time in my career that I’ve arrived at a club that I already love,” he said. “To be at the same time a Chelsea fan and a Chelsea manager is a new feeling for me and it’s a fantastic feeling.” Press Association The Portuguese coach was in London on Monday to complete the formalities of a second stint in charge of the west London club after his exit from Real Madrid was confirmed, penning a four-year deal. Mourinho led Chelsea to successive Barclays Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006 – not to mention the FA Cup and League Cup twice. But he said on Chelsea TV: “I am not coming here to sleep on what I did in the past and be comfortable just because we have a great feeling and we have a great relation, I am not that kind of person and professional, I am very demanding of myself, I need of course their (fans) support, but I want to start from ground zero.” center_img Jose Mourinho intends to prove himself as the Special One all over again after agreeing a return to Chelsea following six years away.last_img read more

Laudrup wants window shut earlier

first_img The Dane is preparing his side to face Romania’s Petrolul Ploiesti in the play-off round of the Europa League, amid continuing speculation linking Michu and Ashley Williams with Arsenal. Swansea have not received any offers for either player but the rumours are particularly unwelcome with the closure of the transfer window less than two weeks away. Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has joined the growing list of Premier League managers calling for the transfer window to close prior to the start of the season. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho earlier this week stated their wish for managers to be able to start the season with a finalised squad, and Laudrup cannot understand why such a move would not have wholesale backing. “It’s part of the game and as long as the rules are like that we get on with it,” he said. “I went to the Premier League managers’ meeting last week and one of the questions asked was why we could not move the transfer deadline, what is the reason to have it close after we have started the season here and in Spain and Germany? “The answer was that in the other big leagues there was not a lot of interest in moving it. I cannot understand why not, because every manager should be interested in having the deadline closed when they play the first game.” Laudrup, who last week told Arsenal even a “ridiculous” offer would not be enough to prise Michu away from the Liberty Stadium, added: “It would do huge damage if we lose players of the quality of Michu and Ashley because we have to find replacements at the same level and we cannot do that too late. “Because if I sell someone and try to buy someone else the next day, the price of your replacement goes higher, it’s inevitable. But it’s very close to this club’s deadline as far as selling anybody goes.” On the pitch Laudrup and his side are looking to bounce back after their heavy 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United and an in-form Robin van Persie. The Swans will be heavily fancied to book their place in the group stages of the Europa League, but Celtic’s defeat against Kazhakstan side Shakhter Karagandy served as a further warning about the increasing quality of teams in eastern Europe. Petrolul Ploiesti are managed by former Romania international Cosmin Contra, who played under Laudrup at Getafe. And Laudrup is taking nothing for granted. “It’s a new game and a different competition, we just have to leave the Premier League to one side for this game. “We have to approach it as just the first half of the game, it means getting a good result which would be a win and, even better, a clean sheet. “After conceding four goals against United it is even more important to get a clean sheet. “Winning 1-0 would be a good result, with 2-0 I would be even happier. “This will be a tough game. We have watched their games against Vitesse Arnhem and they have some some good players so we have to be careful. “They are not used to going into the group stages in Europe, but neither are Swansea so we are the same.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Faulkner leaves Villa

first_img Boss Paul Lambert has since appointed Roy Keane as his new assistant, but the loss of Faulkner serves as another blow to the midlands outfit. Although Lerner and Faulkner have worked closely together for many years, with the latter involved in a variety of roles in the former’s many businesses, the two have now gone their separate ways. It follows a failure to reach an agreement on Faulkner’s future as the club claim, via a statement, he had hoped to “re-engage with Lerner’s broader business while remaining involved with Villa in a non-operational role”. Faulkner has parted on good terms, and has offered his support to Villa to ensure a smooth transition. Robin Russell, appointed by Lerner in 2006 as chief financial officer, has stepped in as acting chief executive. Faulkner said: “I would like to thank Randy for the opportunity to become involved with Aston Villa and for the relationship we built over the years, which pre-dated my time at the club. “To the Villa fans, I am grateful for their support over the years, and for their passionate love for, and loyalty to, this great club which deserves the very best. “I would like to make particular reference to the wonderful Villa staff both at Bodymoor Heath and Villa Park. Aston Villa’s summer of upheaval continued on Tuesday with the club confirming Paul Faulkner has stepped down as chief executive. “They are an incredible group of people and it’s been a privilege to lead and work with them on a daily basis. “Villa is best in class in so many ways off the field, and I only hope that success on the pitch follows. “I feel very humbled to have been able to spend such a long period of time amongst such special people at such a special club and I wish them, Paul Lambert and the squad all the very best for the future as I look to embark on the next stage of my career and a new challenge.” In response, Lerner said: “Paul has been fantastic in his role at Villa and more broadly as a colleague over the years. I offer him my deepest thanks.” At the end of last season owner Randy Lerner had put Villa up for sale as the American decided he had spent enough in attempting to raise the club’s profile and fortunes. Several weeks ago the club also sacked assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa following an internal investigation into off-field issues. Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Bettman set to announce format if NHL returns

first_imgThe NFL’s preseason and training camps wouldn’t begin until midsummer — teams are doing virtual workouts in place of the usual on-field activities because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the NHL is planning ways to complete the 2019-20 season. Should those plans include the Devils, they now can reopen their training facilities.“Professional sports teams in NJ may return to training and even competition — if their leagues choose to move in that direction,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. “We have been in constant discussions with teams about necessary protocols to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, and personnel.”A Jets spokesman said: “We are working closely with Gov. Murphy’s office, the league and our medical staff to establish prudent, health and safety measures for our staff and players. Based on those guidelines, we will begin to open our facility using a phased approach at a time that is the most practical for our operations.”The Giants echoed those sentiments and said: “With today’s announcement by the governor, we are finalizing our plans to reopen the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. We will continue to have as many employees as possible working remotely. For employees who need to return to work at our facility, we expect to begin that process next week, and we will do so in a systematic and safe way that adheres to the state’s guidelines and NFL protocols.” Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announce the league’s return to play format this afternoon. Bettman is set to make a televised address at 4:30 p.m. EDT about what hockey will look like if the NHL can resume the season this summer. That means a 24-team straight-to-playoffs format with the league’s other seven teams having their seasons ended.The Players’ Association voted last week to approve the 24-team format proposed by the Return to Play committee. It involves the top four teams in each conference playing a mini-tournament for seeding, while the other 16 face off in best-of-five series to set the field.There is still no timetable for the resumption of game action or when players can return to team facilities for voluntary workouts. This announcement does come on the heels of the league and NHLPA unveiling protocols for those workouts, including a limit of six players on the ice at a time.___Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted Tuesday that as long as the NFL’s Giants and Jets and the NHL’s Devils follow health and medical protocols, they could open training camps or even hold competition. The cuts represent about a quarter of the group’s workforce.McLaren executive chairman Paul Walsh says “we plan to emerge as an efficient, sustainable business with a clear course for returning to growth.”___World TeamTennis says it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at outdoor matches during its three-week season from July 12 to Aug. 2 at a resort in West Virginia.All tennis events sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation are on hold at least until late July because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Bettman set to announce format if NHL returns ___Formula One carmaker McLaren says 1,200 jobs will be lost across its entire group’s operations because of the coronavirus outbreak.It was not immediately clear how the cuts would affect the group’s F1 operation. The sport has yet to start its 2020 season amid the pandemic.The McLaren Group says “the cancellation of motorsport events, the suspension of manufacturing and retail activities around the world and reduced demand for technology solutions have all led to a sudden impact” on its revenue-generating activities.McLaren says the reduced budget-cap level for F1 teams also led to the job losses. May 26, 2020 But the WTT is not affiliated with those tours and does not need to abide by their decisions about when it is OK to compete. No ATP or WTA ranking points are available for its matches.The WTT says it is increasing its prize money to $5 million. That is $1.5 million more than for its 2019 season.The league is bringing all nine of its teams to one site at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, because of the pandemic instead of having matches around the United States.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

‘Boo’hannon laughs last in return

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoIOWA CITY, Iowa — The old saying goes, “You can never go home again.” Well, Wisconsin freshman Jason Bohannon did go home — he just wasn’t really welcome, at least not by the Iowa crowd.The guard, born in Iowa City and one of Iowa’s top prep hoopsters in high school, received a very cold reception from his home state. Playing only three minutes, Bohannon was raucously booed by the home crowd every time he touched the ball.”That’s all part of college basketball,” said Iowa head coach Steve Alford, who recruited Bohannon. “Luke Recker, when he played here and went back to Indiana, that’s what he got. That’s just going to happen when you leave the state.”Bohannon, however, showed some spunk when he hit a three-pointer on his first shot, silencing the boos, if only momentarily.After the game, Bohannon said it felt “really good” to be able to come into Iowa City and sink his first shot.”I think that helps some people, to be honest with you,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said, after playing coy with the media about not noticing the crowd getting on Bohannon.Alford called Bohannon a “great person’ and a “terrific player,” and offered high praise for the whole of Wisconsin’s freshman backcourt. In addition to Bohannon, Alford also had targeted Trevon Hughes as a good fit for the Hawkeyes.”I think those two individuals, both being freshmen, are getting to learn behind some really good juniors and seniors,” Alford said. “They’ll wait their turn and their turn will come, but they should be having a lot of fun on a very good team.”Kam the DistributorWisconsin guard Kammron Taylor struggled through another slow-shooting game Saturday afternoon, making only one of his seven shots, but the senior guard didn’t let that stop him from being productive.Taylor finished with only five points, but after a 1-for-6 start, he took on the role of distributor, dishing out five assists while taking only one more shot the rest of the game.”Kam took very few shots in the second half, had three really good assists and played good defense,” Ryan said.Taylor credited his performance to maturity, citing his shooting struggles from a year ago in Big Ten play as learning experiences he has put to good use.”Last year I went through a phase where if I wasn’t scoring, I wasn’t contributing in any other way to help the team,” Taylor said. “This year, I find other ways to contribute.”Polar Bear heats upGoing into halftime, Tucker was rocket-hot, shooting 6-for-6 from the field. The rest of the Badgers, however, were a combined 3-of-17 from the floor. The lack of help for Tucker allowed the Iowa defense to double- and triple-team the Badgers’ Wooden Award candidate and close the UW lead to only four points.In the second half, however, Brian Butch came alive and ignited the Badger offense. “Nobody’s shot but Tuck’s was falling in the first half and for Butch to come out and hit those three or four shots that he hit, it was a big boost for our team,” Taylor said. “Once you saw Butch scoring, then [Marcus Landry] got into it and it was just like a domino effect. It was a big boost for us.”last_img read more