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Exxon makes another major oil find

first_img…in new well offshore GuyanaBy Jarryl BryanExxonMobil has announced its fifth major oil find in Guyana’s waters, just 30 miles away from the Liza 1 well; a development that will further solidify Guyana’s potential as an oil producer.The oil find, at what has been dubbed the Turbot-1 well, was announced by Exxon on Thursday. According to the giant oil company in a statement, the well reservoir is 75 feet deep. Exxon affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana has been drilling the Turbot well since August 2017.Exxon’s Stena Carron ship in Guyana’s watersThe well itself is located in the south-eastern portion of the Stabroek Block. This puts it 30 miles south-east of the Liza phase one project. According to Exxon, the well was drilled to 18,445 feet or 5622 metres on September 29. With such promising results, Exxon announced another Turbot well is planned for 2018.In a statement on the oil find, Exxon President Steve Greenlee affirmed that the well results demonstrated the “tremendous potential” in exploration offshore Guyana. He said that opportunities would continue to be evaluated.The company also noted that drilling at the new well, named the Ranger=1 Well Site, will also commence from October 11. This had first been revealed after a recent notice from the Guyana Maritime Administration Department (MARAD).The Department had noted that there would be five vessels partaking in the operation which will be displaying the relevant international signal for oil exploration: the Stena Carron; the MV Cat Island, the MV Fast Titan, the MV Hannah Chouest and the HOS Commander.The drill site, according to MARAD, is 160 nautical miles from Guyana’s coast and covers one square kilometre. The coordinates, the Department noted, are 08 degrees, 56.340’, 08 degrees, 56.340’, 08 degrees, 55.250’ and 08 degrees 55.250’ at Latitude North.At Longitude West, the coordinates were 057 degrees, 18.680’, 057 degrees, 17.590’, 057 degrees, 17.590’ and 057 degrees, 18.680’. These are all in Zone 21.Urging that ordinary vessels in the zone stay clear of the operations and the exploration vessels, MARAD had also encouraged vessels to navigate with caution when in the vicinity and to radio on VHF Ch. 16 or via the Georgetown Lighthouse.DrillingThere has been a flurry of activities in the Stabroek Block, since ExxonMobil’s 2015 oil find in Guyana. In May of that year, Exxon confirmed that more than 295 feet of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs had been encountered at its Liza 1 exploration well.In late June 2016, Exxon’s drilling results at Liza 2 revealed more than 58 metres of oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs in Upper Cretaceous formations. The well was drilled to 5475 metres at 1692 metres water depth. Drilling results confirmed recoverable resources to be between 800 million and 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Data from the Liza 2 well test is being assessed.The company had announced that it made its third significant discovery in its drilling explorations offshore Guyana. Its partner, Hess Corporation, had noted that the Liza 3 exploratory well’s net value could be US$6.2 billion based on calculations from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Capital Markets.Drilling on Payara began on November 12, 2016, with initial total depth reached on December 2, 2016. In January of this year, the oil giant had announced it had struck oil in its Payara-1 well, targeting the same type of reservoirs as the well’s Liza counterpart.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds a 45 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds a 30 per cent interest, and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds a 25 per cent interest.last_img read more

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Astros’ bats beat Braves, 10-5

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Houston is trying to beat the Braves in the opening round for the second year in a row, but in a decidedly different manner than the power-hitting team that pulled off a five- game triumph last year. That team had Carlos Beltran, Jeff Kent and a healthy Jeff Bagwell. This team is built around the starting rotation: Pettitte, Clemens and 20-game winner Roy Oswalt. “Obviously, we had some pretty big bats last year,’ Biggio said. “But this year’s lineup isn’t so bad, either.’ The Astros, who led the National League in ERA but ranked 11th in runs, had no trouble scoring on Tim Hudson and the shaky Braves bullpen. Houston pecked away with eight singles, nine walks and two hit batters. Three doubles one of them by Pettitte were the only extra-base hits. The Braves went with Hudson for the opener instead of Smoltz, who has been bothered by a stiff shoulder. Manager Bobby Cox figured Hudson was just as good a choice, a former 20-game winner who pitched in four postseasons with Oakland. Morgan Ensberg had five RBIs and 39-year-old leadoff hitter Craig Biggio was in the middle of just about every rally, leading Houston past the Atlanta Braves 10-5 in Game 1 of their NL playoff series Wednesday. Andy Pettitte overcame two homers to join Atlanta’s John Smoltz as the winningest pitcher in postseason history, a mark that Smoltz can reclaim for himself when he goes against Roger Clemens in Game 2 on Thursday. But the right-hander was roughed up for five runs in 6 2/3 innings the most he had allowed since a June 13 loss at Texas, which preceded a stint on the disabled list. “The first few innings, I just overthrew it,’ said Hudson, who gave up seven hits, walked five and hit a batter. “I made an adjustment about the fourth and started feeling pretty good. But I took too long to make the adjustment.’ Pettitte, improving to 14-8 in the postseason, pitched four-hit ball over seven innings more than good enough the way the Astros were hitting Hudson. “I was surprised we put the runs on him,’ Pettitte said. “I’m not going to lie to you. He’s tough.’ Not on this day, and Houston turned a 5-3 game into a blowout with five runs in the eighth, sending 11 batters to the plate against relievers Chris Reitsma, John Foster and Jim Brower. Biggio played the role of leadoff hitter to perfection. He had two hits, a sacrifice fly, a sac bunt and a walk in six trips to the plate. He scored three times. Ensberg tied a Houston postseason record with his five RBIs. He had a run-scoring single in the first, a two-run single in the third, another RBI single in the seventh and walked with the bases loaded in the eighth. Manager Phil Garner flip- flopped his lineup to get Lance Berkman hitting ahead of Ensberg, who dropped to the cleanup spot. The Braves walked Berkman three times once intentionally and Ensberg made them pay. “There’s virtually no pressure on me,’ Ensberg said. “The pitcher has got to throw it over the plate. I got some good pitches to hit in those situations.’ A year ago, the Astros knocked off Atlanta in the division series for the first postseason victory in franchise history. Pettitte wasn’t around for that one, sitting out after season-ending elbow surgery. He came back to have a dominant season, winning 17 games and posting the second-best ERA in the National League behind Clemens. Houston scored only 13 runs in six regular-season games against the Braves, losing five of those meetings two by shutout. But those games came early in a season that began miserably for the Astros, who bounced back to capture the wild card. Atlanta got homers from Andruw Jones and Chipper Jones usually a formula for success. But this is the postseason, which has provided plenty of misery for a franchise with 14 straight division titles but only one World Series championship during that amazing run. The Braves went down in the opening round the last three years, each time starting with a Game 1 loss at Turner Field. Now, they’re in the hole again. “It’s just a helpless feeling out there,’ Chipper Jones said. “You know if you score four or five runs against this caliber of ballclub, that’s about as good as you’re going to do. For it to get out of hand the way it did in the eighth, it’s frustrating.’ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ATLANTA — The Houston Astros figured their pitching would have to carry them through the postseason. Instead, the offense came up big in the first game. last_img read more

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Al-Zarqawi: Al-Qaida did not target wedding

first_img Contributors to militant Web forums – who generally lionize al-Zarqawi and praise his attacks – criticized the bombings. In the militant leader’s hometown of Zarqa, east of Amman, many residents denounced him, saying he has lost any sympathy he had there. In the past, al-Zarqawi has defended Muslim civilian casualties in attacks by his suicide bombers in Iraq, saying they were justified because the attacks are part of a “jihad” against U.S. occupiers and their Iraqi allies. “God ordered us to attack the infidels by all means … even if armed infidels and unintended victims – women and children – are killed together,” he said in an audiotape released in May. But he sounded more penitent in Friday’s audio. “People of Jordan, we did not undertake to blow up any wedding parties,” he said. “For those Muslims who were killed, we ask God to show them mercy, for they were not targets. We did not and will not think for one moment to target them even if they were people of immorality and debauchery.” In the deadliest of the triple attacks, a bomber set off his explosives belt in the Radisson hotel, killing 30 people at a Jordanian-Palestinian wedding party in a ballroom. But al-Zarqawi insisted that Jordanian officials’ accounts that the bomber specifically targeted the wedding were a “lie.” Al-Zarqawi claimed the bomber struck a hall where Israeli and American intelligence officials were meeting at the time. Part of the roof fell in on the wedding hall, either from the blast or even – he said – from a separate bomb placed in the roof, though not by al-Qaida. “Our brothers knew their targets with great precision,” he said. “God knows we chose these hotels only after more than two months of close observation (that proved) that these hotels had become headquarters for the Israeli and American intelligence,” he said. Al-Zarqawi accused the Jordanian government of hiding casualties among Israeli and American agents. The Radisson attack involved two bombers – an Iraqi husband and wife. Witnesses told Jordanian security officials that the two talked their way into the wedding, telling hotel employees they wanted to watch, then went to different sides of the hall. When the woman’s explosives belt failed to go off, her husband told her to leave, then jumped on a table in the ballroom and set off his blast, Jordanian officials have said. Al-Qaida in Iraq issued a claim of responsibility soon after the blasts, saying a husband and wife carried out one of the attacks – a statement that appears to have backfired, alerting Jordanian authorities that a woman was involved and leading to her capture four days later. The woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, later made a televised confession, saying she and her husband entered the wedding party ballroom. Bassam al-Bana, the spokesman for the Radisson, denied al-Zarqawi’s claims about an intelligence meeting. “There were no meetings of Israelis there,” he told The Associated Press. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev refused to comment when asked whether Israeli intelligence officers were meeting at the hotel. “This man has the blood of many innocents on his hands, most of them Muslims. To claim that those innocent victims in Jordan were working for Israel is simply ludicrous and deserves ridicule,” he said. The only Israeli killed in the blasts was an Israeli Arab who was attending the wedding. Four Americans were killed in the triple bombings – including the Syrian-born moviemaker Mustafa Akkad and his daughter, who were guests at the Radisson wedding reception. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Al-Zarqawi, who has a $25 million bounty on his head from the U.S., told Jordanians to stay away from bases used by U.S. forces, hotels and tourist sites in Amman, the Dead Sea and the southern resort of Aqaba and embassies of governments participating in the war in Iraq, saying they would be targeted. “People of Islam in Jordan, we want to assure you that we are extremely careful over your lives … you are more beloved to us than ourselves,” he said. The authenticity of the audiotape, posted on an Islamic militant Web forum, could not be confirmed independently, but the voice resembled that of al-Zarqawi on previous tapes. The tape was posted following widespread outrage over the Nov. 9 bombings against three Amman hotels that killed 59 people, 30 of them in a Jordanian-Palestinian wedding party held in a ballroom. Jordan has seen a series of large demonstrations denouncing the attack, including one on Friday. Thousands marched through downtown Amman, chanting “Al-Zarqawi, you coward,” and carrying banners that read “Al-Zarqawi, you are the enemy of God.” AMMAN, Jordan – The Mideast’s most feared terrorist sought Friday to justify a triple suicide bombing on Amman hotels that killed 59 civilians, insisting he did not deliberately target a wedding party and appealing to Muslims to believe that he was not attacking them. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, took an unusually defensive tone in an audiotape posted on the Internet, seeking to shore up support after widespread anger over the civilian deaths, even among sympathizers. Still, the Jordanian-born al-Zarqawi made clear he was not about to stop the bloodshed, warning he will attack more tourist sites in Jordan and threatening to behead King Abdullah II. He said he was targeting Jordan because it is serving as a “protector” for Israel, helps the U.S. military in Iraq and has become a “swamp of obscenity,” with alcohol and prostitution in its tourist sites. “Your star is fading. You will not escape your fate, you descendant of traitors. We will be able to reach your head and chop it off,” al-Zarqawi said, referring to the king. last_img read more

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Building care workers’ psychological resilience

first_imgFounded in 2001 by art therapist, Linda Souchon, and drama therapist, Kirsten Meyer, The Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation provides creative arts workshop training for child and youth care workers and teachers to strengthen psychological support services for vulnerable youth.The Wellbeing project helps child and youth care workers manage their own wellbeing when dealing with traumatised children as the work is psychologically demandingThe organisation was initiated to make creative arts therapies and applied arts services accessible to youth workers in disadvantaged communities surrounding Cape Town.Heather Mac, project manager at the Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation says; “We see the incredible positive impact and transformation that using the creative arts therapies can have on the all the individuals that we have trained or worked with.”BUILDING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCEZakheni runs the FireMaker, Wellbeing, Creative Arts youth therapy, Beyond Words, and Bonfire Theatre projects.During a series of four three-day workshops, FireMaker helps strengthen the psychological support capacities of child and youth care workers and teachers so they are better equipped when dealing with children suffering from trauma.The project introduces the child care workers to storytelling, puppet-making, music activities and basic theory relating to child development to use in the care workers’ interactions with the children.The Wellbeing project helps child and youth care workers manage their own wellbeing when dealing with traumatised children as the work is psychologically demanding.The project also helps beneficiary welfare organisations involved in child and youth care understand and meet the needs of their care workers.Mandy Daniels, training coordinator at Uviwe Child and Youth Services, says, “I am sure that I speak for all the Uviwe attendees of the Zakheni FireMaker Workshops when I say that these workshops have made a huge impact on us as people as well as on our professional lives.“We have been equipped with many new skills that can be applied in all areas of our work, from starting a new group to choosing activities that speak to a whole planned session.”The Creative Arts Therapy youth project aims to provide young people with space and tools to explore, process and express their troubles, to help build resilience to the psychological challenges their environments pose. This helps to reduce school dropout levels, prevent children turning to gangs for social support, and prevent their developing mental illnesses such as depression, post- traumatic stress disorder and challenging behaviour.Beyond Words trains social workers, educational psychologists, counsellors and occupational therapists to use arts-based methods and techniques to improve and support their approaches when working with children, youngsters and adults. Drawn from internationally developed creative arts therapies, the skills acquired can be adapted to suit each professional’s area of work.Bonfire Theatre, Zakheni’s largest project, is an improvisational theatre company that celebrates the real life stories of regular South AfricansBonfire Theatre, Zakheni’s largest project, is an improvisational theatre company that celebrates real life stories.Zakheni hopes the project will help change social attitudes and support community building by sharing experiences through storytelling and theatre performances.PLAY YOUR PART“Our organisation has worked in Limpopo, KZN, Gauteng, Western Cape and Eastern Cape,” says Mac.“We would like to extend our projects into Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Free State in 2014.”Though the organisation hopes to widen its reach and make an impact on more people’s lives, Mac acknowledges the challenges Zakheni faces. Like many non-profit organisations, Zakheni relies on sponsors and donations to meet operational expenses.“Organisations that apply for our projects are most often unable to fund their staff development,” Mac says. “We therefore need funding in order to make this valuable work happen.”She adds, “Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation is currently transitioning into more of a social enterprise model where we find other modes of self-sustaining income streams.”To find out more about the Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation, donate to the organisation, or to apply to attend the workshops, visit its website, or call 021 448 7199.last_img read more

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2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Market Champions Reflection

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Ohio State Fair has come and gone. The memories gained by the numerous young people involved in this year’s fair will last a lifetime. We congratulate all the youth that worked hard to make it to the fair. In this video, we take one final chance to recognize the junior market champions that appeared in the Sale of Champions this year.last_img

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Think For Yourself

first_imgI have written 3,925 posts here since starting this little venture, and what is indeed a labor of love. I have also written three books, recorded over 300 YouTube videos, and recorded over 100 podcasts. I have shared my thoughts, ideas, and opinions with people who care about sales, selling, leadership, success, and doing meaningful work.Dozens of times I have revised my beliefs and opinions, writing posts and pointing to the fact that my views have changed based on new information and experiences. I have been called to account for the conflicts between earlier work and later work, but if you don’t change what you believe, you are not growing.I’ve had a few significant disagreements, certainly fewer than the opportunities presented to me, and I should have engaged in more than I did. I’ve let many things go without so much as a response, even when what was written or spoken was done so only to provoke, lacking any gravity. It’s always possible to take the high road, especially when one realizes that words from relative strangers can do one no harm, but can undoubtedly amuse.Which brings me to the point of this dispatch.As you wander around the internet, reading, listening, and watching content produced by others, decide for yourself what you believe to be good and right and true.One of the most significant changes, perhaps the greatest, in the last few decades has been the elimination of the gatekeepers when it comes to publishing, whether it be blog posts, articles, news commentary, videos, movies, films, or anything else that might pass as art.One of the most dangerous changes, and in some ways equally great, has been the elimination of gatekeepers. Anyone can write or record anything and publish it with no real controls. Because the vetting processes are absent, poor ideas of even poorer quality proliferate as fast or faster than good ideas. When one wants attention, the idea need only provoke, and where titles and headlines were once clickbait, what follows is mostly banal and vapid.As you consume content, you might think of it the same way you consider what you eat or drink, as something that you are taking into your mind in the same way you take things into your body. You might discriminate, asking yourself if you believe what you take in is good and right and true. You might question whether the idea conflicts with what you know to be true, whether it makes sense, or whether it is folly. More still, you might ask if the idea serves you—or whether it was written to serve its creator.Read, and especially read widely. But while doing so, it is critical that you think for yourself. Consider ideas and judge them for yourself.Moreover, treat the content you read here following the guidance in the paragraphs above. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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