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King & Spalding advises BW Gas on Egypt FSRU deal

first_imgKing & Spalding said it has advised BW Gas in connection with its tender to provide Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) with LNG regasification services utilizing an FSRU in Ain Sokhna, Egypt.BW’s FSRU, named “BW Singapore,” built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Korea, will be utilised for this project.The FSRU has storage capacity in excess of 170,000 cubic metres and a peak regasification capacity of 750 million standard cubic feet per day.The BW Singapore will be delivered by the end of September 2015 in Ain Sokhna Port and will commence operations in October 2015.The King & Spalding legal team representing BW Gas was led by energy partners Dan Rogers (Houston/Singapore) and Merrick White (Singapore) and energy associate Nick Kouvaritakis (Singapore). Further assistance was provided by arbitration partner Elodie Dulac (Singapore), arbitration associate Kevin Lim (Singapore), energy associate Ji-Nin Loh (Houston), finance partner Nabil Issa (Dubai/Riyadh) and finance senior associate Simon Rahimzada (Abu Dhabi). Image: BWlast_img read more

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Cartagena refinery expansion on hold after finance failure

first_imgSwiss-based Glencore was unable to secure finance to fund the original USD630.7 million offered in 2006 and the USD260 million it proposed to inject later for further expansion of the project. Commercial manager at the port, Giovanni Benedetti, however, remains optimistic: “It is a big project that signifies a lot of movement of cargo. We hope that this continues and goes forward. Glencore is negotiating its exit and there is a lot of optimism for a new partner.” Hernan Martinez, Colombia’s minister for mines and energy has offered a maximum of USD658 million for the Glencore’s 51 percent stake and other minority partner, Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol, has opened talks with more potential partners, among them, Brazil’s state owned Petrobras.last_img read more

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SASSA beneficiary ‘defrauded’

first_imgA Hazendal woman has been waiting four months for answers from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), regarding her temporary grant which she says was fraudulently withdrawn in Durban.Georgina Daniels said she was approved for a temporary grant and was issued a Sassa card in September last year. The first payment she was due to receive was the total of four months’ grant money. However, when Ms Daniels tried to withdraw her money, there was nothing on the card.She reported the matter to the Post Office, where she filled out an affidavit, and from there she laid a complaint at the Athlone Sassa office.“I have a chronic illness and arthritis throughout my body, and for this reason, I was given a temporary disability grant. I am due for a follow-up assessment, to see if it will be extended, but I am still waiting on those four months worth of grant money. I have been up and down between the post master and the Sassa office, and nobody can give me answers. What concerns me is that a Sassa official told me when it comes to fraud cases, it usually takes up to three months to resolve, but I have been waiting for four months – nearly five months now,” Ms Daniels said.A temporary grant is issued for six months, whereafter an assessment is conducted. Ms Daniels explained that she received her grant for the months of November and December, but not the first four months. Ms Daniels said a Sassa official told her that her card had been cancelled and a new one issued, and that the system showed that her money had been withdrawn in Durban on three occasions.She denied cancelling her card or giving anybody else permission to do so, or opening a PostBank account.“I depend on that money. Whenever I enquire, I am told the fraud division is investigating it. The fact that I am in Cape Town and the money was withdrawn in Durban already shows fraudulent activity.” The Athlone News forwarded the information provided by Ms Daniels to Sassa, including her affidavit.Spokesperson for Sassa, Makhaya Manie, said the matter was being investigated, and would now be expedited.last_img read more

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Alstom wins Firenze

first_imgALSTOM FERROVIARIA has been selected to build and equip the first of three planned light rail lines in the Italian city of Firenze. This follows a second round of international tenders, as none of the bids lodged in July 2000 proved acceptable.Local transport operator ATAF has been allocated 240bn lire for the initial 7·5 km route, which is due to be completed within three years. It will link the main station at Santa Maria Novella with the southwestern suburb of Scandicci. There will be 15 stations and five substations supplying 750V DC to the fleet of 17 Cityway low-floor LRVs. Top speed will be 70 km/h.Plans for the 10·2 km second line were approved in October 2000, with a budget of 332bn lire. Due for completion by 2005, this will run from Peretola airport in the northwest through Novoli and Santa Maria Novella to the Duomo and Piazza Piave, with 22 stops. A third tranche will provide a circular route and three radial spurs running north to Careggi, east to Campo Marte, and southeast along the Arno valley.last_img read more

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BACK TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY FOR PUPILS FROM TROUBLED NORTH WEST COMMUNITY CAMPUS

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA Spokesperson from Dumfries and Galloway Council has announced today that senior learners who studied at the new multi million pound North West Community campus will be picking up their studies from where they left off at alternative classrooms at other locations on Monday. The North West Community Campus was closed recently after several major incidents occured leading to pupils being injured and the school closing for a major safety inspection.The D&G Council spokesperson Stated “The children, pupils, parents and staff of the North West Community Campus have been incredibly patient as we put in place the emergency response to minimise the disruption due to the disappointing closure of their new school last week.Since the closure, all learners from North West Community Campus have continued learning with the support of all the schools in the town. Parents are understandably worried about pupils learning, particularly those who are preparing for exams. All S4-S6 parents were invited to a meeting on Thursday 20th September to explain the senior timetable continuing from Monday 24th September. In a positive meeting, parents and pupils were told that all senior learners will be picking up from where they left off at the point that we left NWCC. They will re-join their exam classes and will continue practical learning as well as theory lessons. Learning will be with their existing classes and their existing teachers.It has been a huge challenge to get the resources from the NWCC as HubSouthWest and Grahams carry out work, but we have the essential resources and have help from other schools in the Burgh to ensure that senior learners will have ‘lessons as normal’ from Monday. This means that S4/5/6 pupils and teachers from the North West Community Campus are travelling to Dumfries High School and Dumfries Academy. Travel arrangements have been put in place to transport the young people safely to these schools and pupils have their individual timetables from Thursday 20th. In addition, we have put in place specific pupil support arrangements and will be working with the parent and pupil council to plan other activities, such as October school or study support, that we can provide.”Council Leader, Elaine Murray, said “We continue to be disappointed that the community of North West Dumfries do not have the school we agreed with hubSouthWest, but until they provide us with assurances that the school is safe and that all the necessary checks have been carried out, we will continue to provide education for our pupils from the alternative locations. Our priority was to get staff and children back in classrooms and learning again. Since last week, our staff have been working to ensure that pupils have access to their chosen subjects.“We have a professional and skilled group of staff who work across Dumfries Learning Town to make sure all pupils’ learning is not further disrupted and we make the best of these difficult circumstances.”last_img read more

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4 lucky winners in Frito Lay Promotion

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews 4 lucky winners in Frito Lay Promotion by: – February 13, 2015 Share Sharecenter_img 190 Views   no discussions Share Marketing officer at Fine Foods Inc., Lennan Matthew presenting one of the winners with a prizeFine Foods Inc, local distributor of Frito Lay snacks, has announced four winners in its Frito Lay Promotion.Frito Lay snacks, in celebrating all that is fun and exciting about snacking, offered a Win with Frito Lay promotion, giving customers a chance to win fantastic prizes.While enjoying Frito Lay snacks such as Doritos, Ruffles, Cheetos and the Classic Lays Potato chips, customers got chance to win valuable prizes comprising a Samsung S5 mini, 2 Kids sizes Bikes and the Grand Prize- an Xbox One gaming consol.The four lucky winners were;Jye James- a Samsung S5 miniDenzel James- a kid’s size Bike #1Emerline Anselm- a kid’s size Bike #2 andCamisha Benoit (grand prize winner) – Xbox One gaming consoleTo enter the promotion, customers were to simply attach any five (5) Frito Lay product bags with the export label, to an entry form and drop in boxes provided island wide.Marketing officer at Fine Foods Inc., Lennan Matthew who announced the winners, expressed his joy at the number of entry forms contained in the boxes. This he said demonstrates that people are enjoying Frito Lay snacks in large numbers.Fine Foods Inc congratulates all the winners and encourages patrons to continue to enjoy the wonderful offering of the Frito variety snacks.last_img read more

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Johnny Manziel Offers Autograph And Photo Session During Super Bowl Weekend..But It’ll Cost Ya

first_img Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsJohnny Manziel 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 AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.center_img Good news, football fans: Johnny Manziel will be available Super Bowl weekend.That’s right, the former Browns quarterback will be in Houston during the biggest week of football…signing autographs and taking pictures at a few local malls.Manziel will be at Katy Mills mall on February 2nd and Woodlands Mall the following day, both days from 7-8pm.For $99, you will receive an autograph. Throw in just twenty-nine more dollars and Johnny will write a special four-word message. Imagine all of the four-word combos that Johnny could write on a prized item you give him. “I didn’t make it.” “Daddy cut my funds.” “Cleveland, take me back.” The options are endless for your special messages.What about a picture with the star of Texas A&M and Heisman winner, you ask? $99 scores you a professional photo that you can hang up on your wall. Is $99 too much for your liking? Get that phone out and take a selfie with Manziel for fifty dollars!Come on, people. Please don’t give this guy the time of day. They say everything is bigger in Texas. Well, Johnny Manziel will be the biggest joke in Houston that weekend.last_img read more

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Rio History: The Lost Gold Mine

first_imgBy STEVE HATHCOCKSpecial to the PRESSHad the trail riders found the remains of a Spanish explorer?Jim Jennings, whose father was the civil engineer in charge of building the Brownsville Ship Channel, grew up in Port Isabel during the early 1930s.  Over the years, Jim has sent me many stories and pictures of various artifacts that he and his dad gathered while working on a variety of Rio Grande Valley construction projects. In the late summer of 1933, an unnamed hurricane came ashore at the mouth of the Rio Grande. The floodwaters of the resulting tidal surge uncovered an abandoned Civil War era military post that had once been situated on the south side of the Brazos Santiago Pass — also known as the Brownsville Ship Channel. The senior Jennings recovered four steamer trunks full of U.S. Army issue boots, bullets, small arms and personal effects of many of the enlisted men. Later in life, Jim built a series of glass cases to display these artifacts at his gas station on Balboa Island, California.The following is from a letter I received in the summer of 1999. It had been raining for several weeks and this particular delivery of mail had gotten soaked.Inside the envelope, I found a sodden handwritten letter. Many of the words of the three-page missive were distorted from the soaking. Wrapped in a separate sheet of paper, were several photos of a skeleton. Now this could be interesting, I thought to myself.I used a magnifying glass to study the photos. It took about 15 minutes to decipher Jim’s words.After the usual salutations, Jim wrote:“I know from what you have told me, that you and your friends like to sit around your bookstore and coffee shop, telling treasure-hunting stories. Like you, I have always been a bit of a treasure hunter, seeking out the rare and unusual, wherever I travel. For many years, I have owned a house in the desert area, below Mexicali, Mexico (Baja California Norte). Our place is located on the banks of the Colorado River and it is about a forty-mile trip to the nearest small town. A while back, a friend and I explored a mountain range several miles to the east of our camp. We were riding my friend’s trail bike along an old stream bed at the base of a canyon, when we found a pile of bones. Both of us had heard legends of lost gold mines, and savage Indians that inhabited this area.”Here the ink blurred so badly, I could only make out a couple of letters.I sat back in my chair, thinking.Had Jim found the skeletal remains of an early gold miner? Perhaps, he had stumbled upon an old battle site. Or could it be the final resting spot for a party of Spanish conquistadors who met their destiny while searching for the seven cities of gold reputed to be hidden under the stone ramparts of this twisting canyon?My eyes returned to the photos of the skeleton. Were its bony fingers pointing towards the lost mine? I read on.“We knew it was not a real old skeleton, as the skull contained teeth with fillings. Maybe the remains were of another adventurer, who, much like us, had been exploring here and met some undetermined fate.”“We gathered the bones as best as we could and said a prayer over them. Then we searched the area for any possible signs of identity. But nothing, except the bones remained. We hope he rests in peace now.”There was more to Jim’s letter, but the mystery was solved. No, Jim and his friend had not found the lost gold mine. And no, they had not found the remains of some ancient Spanish explorer. Though their find was of a more modern nature, somewhere, deep in the desert, the bones of some forgotten father, lost son, or perhaps the remains of a brother, rested easier now that someone had found, gathered and prayed over their mortal remains.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedRio History: Up in SmokeBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The letter read in part: “Dear Steve, I just read your story about the various kinds of driftwood to be found on the beaches of Padre Island. You mentioned a redwood table you have in your rare book room. We here in California do…April 28, 2017In “News”Rio History: The Lost Camp on Brazos IslandBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS A few years ago, I received a packet of photos and old periodicals from a Jim Jennings of Balboa Island California. Jim had lived in Point (Port) Isabel in the early 1930s. His Dad, Jim Jennings Senior had been the engineer in charge of…August 3, 2018In “News”Rio History: Treasure Hunting On South Padre IslandBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Tom Brandt sent me the following email: Hi Steve, My parents have been visiting the Rio Grande Valley every winter for years and usually set up their RV in a park near Harlingen. They sent me a copy of one of your articles on…June 29, 2018In “News” Sharelast_img read more

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12 Argonauts named to GSC Spring All-Academic Team

first_img Share   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After a spring season that saw four programs win Gulf South Conference championships and multiple teams continue deep into the NCAA postseason, the University of West Florida also boasted success in the classroom by landing 12 student-athletes on the 2013 GSC Spring All-Academic Team Tuesday. Academic All-GSC teams are selected by the GSC sports information directors (SIDs) and faculty athletic representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominees must have an overall grade point average of 3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career and may not be freshmen or first-semester or quarter transfers. The student-athlete must be a significant contributor to the squad. Other factors include leadership, community service and extra-curricular activities.In addition to 12 all-academic selections, West Florida totaled 40 student-athletes on the GSC Spring Academic Honor Roll, the most by all current members of the league. Shorter, a future member, led the way overall with 60. To get on the honor roll, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Repeat selections Agustina Cocha of women’s golf and Domenico Sano of men’s tennis led the way for West Florida, who both return to the All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year. Senior Cocha closed her career with a 3.51 cumulative GPA, while Sano holds a 3.22 GPA through his junior year.West Florida claimed every all-academic honoree for women’s golf this year, the only school to single-handedly sweep any one team. In addition to Cocha, 2013 GSC Player of the Year Camila Sevillano (3.88), 2013 GSC Freshman of the Year Elin Olsson (3.39) and 2013 GSC All-Tournament Team member Daisy-May Kenny (3.23) were selected for the team. Sano was joined by teammates Elio Latella (3.54) and Kevin Ducros (3.22) to represent men’s tennis. Ducros, the 2013 ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year and three-time All-American, was one of two unanimous selections after leading the Argonauts to the semifinal round of the NCAA Championships.UWF women’s tennis notched two all-academic picks in Fernanda Amaral (3.90) and Mariana Sonnervig (3.41). Amaral clinched West Florida’s Round of 16 victory in the NCAA Championship while Sonnervig made the 2013 All-GSC Second Team. West Florida men’s golf also boasted two all-academic team members: Juan Miguel Heredia (3.20) and Gary Buffington III, whose perfect 4.00 GPA was the best of all the student-athletes honored. Heredia made the 2013 GSC All-Tournament Team while Buffington was named to the 2013 All-GSC Team. Buffington was also recognized as the Elite 89 Award winner at the 2013 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, given to the student-athlete at the final site with the highest cumulative GPA. Drew Bryson is the lone Argonaut to represent baseball on the all-academic team with a 3.69 GPA. The senior southpaw starting pitcher and 2013 All-GSC Second Team member was the only other UWF student-athlete besides Ducros to be a unanimous selection. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#2013 GSC Spring All-Academic Team2013 GSC Spring Academic Honor RollPrint Friendly Version 12 Argonauts named to GSC Spring All-Academic Teamcenter_img Agustina Cocha (left) and Domenico Sano (right) both repeated on the GSC All-Academic Team (photos by Jim Hogue/Bill Stockland) last_img read more

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Deadline Today for Priority Mail By Christmas

first_imgClick here to go to USPS website for international and military deadlines. Peppinger also encourages writing the delivery address inside the box, in case anything happens to the label secured on the outside. Peppinger: “We don’t require that you use brown wrapping paper, you can just use a normal box, just make sure there’s no hazardous materials markings on there or some people re-use an alcohol shipping box, don’t use that because alcohol is prohibited in the mail. Don’t use holiday wrapping paper on the outside of the box, I know that looks pretty and it’s attractive but the problem is is that is a really fragile paper and it tears real easily.” She says the website also has tips on how to pack parcels, encouraging shippers not to leave any loose ribbons or strings. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The United States Postal Service is reminding customers that today, December 21, is the deadline to send packages via priority mail if they need to arrive by Christmas. USPS spokeswoman Dawn Peppinger says if you miss today’s deadline, packages will need to be sent Priority Express by Wednesday in order to arrive before the 25th. Peppinger: “The USPS.com website has where you can go online and print your shipping label and save some on the postage. It gives you the free tracking, you can add insurance up to $5,000. If you’re in an area where your carrier drops by and makes deliveries, he can actually pick-up your package for you if you’ve got all your postage on there by using the click-and-ship program.” last_img read more