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Beach Energy subsidiary Lattice Energy is planning to carry out geophysical and geotechnical seabed assessments on its Otway Basin acreage off Australia.Survey map / Image by NOPSEMALattice has proposed to carry out the seabed assessments within eight titles in the Otway Basin in Commonwealth waters.The seabed assessment is needed to inform the future drilling of offshore subsea gas wells and potential tie-ins to connect the new gas development wells to the existing Thylacine platform and associated pipeline.At its closest point, the seabed assessment area is approximately 25 km from the township of Port Campbell, Victoria.The proposed seabed assessments will be carried out over two phases, the first starting in September 2019 and the second startin around March 2020. The seabed assessments are estimated to take between five to 12 days for each proposed drilling area and up to seven days for each of the tie-in flowline and umbilical corridors.Geophysical methods proposed include multibeam echosounder (MBES), Side-scan sonar (SSS), Sub-bottom profiler (SBP), Magnetometer.Geotechnical sampling includes piston coring or vibracoring, In situ Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT), Seabed grab sampling.Seabed imagery at the well locations and along the flowline and umbilical corridors will be undertaken using a camera placed overboard via a tether and/or by a remotely operated underwater vehicle.The environment plan is now under assessment by the Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA.Spotted 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.
The two LNG-powered ships in Xiamen, China (Image courtesy of Volkswagen) LNG-powered engine (Image courtesy of Volkswagen) German giant Volkswagen Group said it will soon have at disposal two LNG-fueled vessels it chartered from Siem Car Carriers. The Hague-based LNG giant Shell will be responsible for fueling of the vessels as part of a deal signed with Siem Car Carriers in 2017. The car carriers are 200 meters long and 38 meters wide with a capacity of 7,500 car equivalent units (CEU). The vessels are claimed to be the largest and the first liquefied natural gas-powered overseas car freighters. The first of two vessels, Siem Confucius had been delivered to Siem Car Carriers in March this year, according to a recent statement by the Norway-based shipping company. Compared to conventional fuel, the LNG engines reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 25 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 30 percent, according to Volkswagen. Volkswagen now also becomes the first automaker to use LNG-powered ships in long-distance overseas distribution of cars and light vehicles. The sister vessels named Siem Confucius and Siem Aristotle during a ceremony at Xiamen Shipbuilding’s yard in China last year will replace two of Volkswagen’s nine conventional heavy oil-powered ships. Both vessels are powered by a 12,600 kilowatt dual-fuel marine engine with direct injection and exhaust gas treatment from MAN Energy Solutions. The vessels feature two LNG tanks with a capacity of 1,800 cubic meters each. That’s enough for a complete round trip, and it ensures a ten percent reserve tank, sufficient for several days, according to Volkswagen. They will be deployed on the trans-Atlantic route, so-called America Round Tour, from Germany’s Emden to Mexico via several ports on the east coast of the USA.
Wairarapa Times-Age 1 Feb 2012More organisations are joining the call around the country to have the speed limit dropped to 40km/h around schools, especially buses, as children prepare to go back to school. Family First is supporting similar calls from groups such as Rural Women NZ, the NZ Society of Paediatric Surgeons, Safe Kids, NZ Automobile Association, the National Council for Women of NZ and the NZ School Trustees Association. National director Bob McCoskrie said there had been far too many injuries and deaths around school gates and buses, and perhaps many more near-misses. “Many drivers may be completely unaware of the speed limit of 20km/h when passing buses dropping off children, and more needs to be done to raise awareness and enforce this limit, especially considering that in rural areas, the open speed limit can be up to 100km/h,” he said. “It should be standard practice for all buses to have an active 20km/h sign alerting passing motorists …” Mr McCoskrie described the situation as a tragedy waiting to happen.http://www.times-age.co.nz/news/40km-h-school-speed-limit-urged/1256889/
AAP 20 June 2013Efforts to change Australia’s marriage laws to recognise gay couples who tie the knot overseas have been shot down in parliament.The Australian Greens had moved a private bill to amend the Marriage Act, so that same-sex marriages validly entered into in foreign countries were recognised under Australian law.But on Thursday the bill was defeated 44 votes to 28 in the Senate.…DLP senator John Madigan not only voiced his opposition to the bill, but said he’d be calling for a referendum to recognise marriage as just a union between a man and a woman.http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/17678417/bill-to-recognise-foreign-gay-pairs-fails/
“Maraming posters at advertisements ngmga companies ang nakadikit sa mgabakod, dapat i-regulate din natin, samga sari-sari stores lang dapat,” added Graf.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) BORACAY – Residents in thisfamed-island resort and in mainland Malay, Aklan now would need to take extracare of their undies. “It is high time to regulate the drying of undies in public view. It has become an eyesore for tourists visiting the island,” says Councilor Maylyn Aguirre-Graf of Malay, Aklan. AKEAN FORUM “It is high time to regulate the drying of undies in public view inour town,” Graf said. “It has become an eyesore for tourists visiting theisland.” Residents nowadays use the traditionalmethod of drying laundry under the sun in their backyards to save householdelectricity consumption. But others noted this as an “unsightly practice.” Graf wanted to replicate BarangayMotag’s success across all barangays in the town, adding other countriesimposed rules and restrictions on the practice of hanging clothes on the line. Malay town councilor MaylynAguirre-Graf recently revived her proposal to ban hanging of drying underwearoutside one’s house. Meanwhile, Graf planned to limitposters and advertisements in the town to minimize its hazardous impact to theenvironment. The former barangay captain had beensuccessful in stopping the air-drying of clothes publicly in Barangay Motag,Malay.
Kay A. Gunter, 72, of Versailles passed away at 3:40pm, Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born at Batesville on November 30, 1945 the daughter of Nelson and Robena Roberts Gunter. Survivors include her nephews Jason and Eric Gunter both of Texas, as well as numerous cousins across the country; also surviving is her Godly appointed sister, Cinda Cranfill of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law Terry and Sally Gunter, and her Godly appointed sister, Faye Wagner. Ms. Gunter was a 1963 graduate of Versailles High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University in 1966. She was a former employee of Bruns-Gutzwiller in Batesville and had also worked in the business office of the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. Kay’s last job was as an accountant with the Bohner and Wagner Tax Office in Osgood. Kay loved animals and enjoyed taking care of her dogs. She was a 60 year member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church. Kay loved the evenings and sunsets so her funeral will be held at 5pm Wednesday, August 15th at the Tanglewood Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Mullins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will also be at the church beginning at 4pm. Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Jesse Skalicky earned rookie of the year honors in IMCA’s Side Biter Chassis North Central Region for Modifieds. Skalicky is pictured with IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)FARGO, N.D. – Three successful seasons in a Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod were more than enough to convince Jesse Skalicky it was time to move up to the IMCA Modified division.The Fargo, N.D., driver was rewarded for that decision with rookie of the year honors in the Side Biter Chassis North Central Region.“I knew it would be possible. I knew we could be there but the big thing for us was learning to make different adjustments to the car,” said Skalicky. “I like to push myself and knew I had the best crew and the best sponsors behind me.”Driving the Fury Chassis ride owned by Randall’s Excavating of Glyndon, Minn., Skalicky won three of 50 starts at nine different tracks. He was fourth in final standings at home track Red River Valley Speedway and Buffalo River Race Park – where he won his first Modified feature on June 3 – and fifth at Norman County Raceway.He won again at BRRP in late July and then topped Sheyenne Speedway’s battle at the Boneyard on the final night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season.“My uncle Nick raced a street stock at Red River Valley and I grew up there watching him Race,” Skalicky said. “I was consistent and hope to get a win there in 2019.”Skalicky raced “all kinds of stuff” since starting his on-track career at the age of 10 in a go-kart, racking up wins in two-person road hog and pure stock classes before earning the INEX Legend Car semi-pro dirt national crown in 2013.He collected 25 feature victories and four track championships during his Northern SportMod stint.Never one to shy away from top-flight competition, he made his first four Modified starts at Beatrice Speedway’s Spring Nationals and Eagle Raceway’s Ice Breaker Challenge.“Those were huge learning opportunities. I could have used the excuse that I was a rookie to not go to those races, but we learned so much there,” Skalicky said. “If you push yourself and force yourself to learn, you’re ahead of the game. I don’t think we’d have gotten those three wins later in the year if we hadn’t gone to those specials early in the season.”Wins-3 Top Five Finishes-15 Starts-50HIS CREW: Parents Warren and Karen, grandfather Jerry Skalicky, Eli Olson, Patrick Lee, Flipper Schank and Tailin TommerdahlHIS SPONSORS: Randall’s Excavating of Glyndon, Minn.; Skalicky’s Auto Repair, Earthwork Services, Jeff’s Plumbing, Magnum Contracting, BG Products, Matco Tools, Rusco Window, Golf Addiction, Grant’s Mechanical, M & J Auto Parts, Coors Light, Flash Back Auto Trim, Master Transmission, Revline Performace, RM Auto Sales, Dave’s Classics and Rolland Sayler Apartment Rentals, all of Fargo; River’s Edge Construction of Argusville; Matejcek Farms of Brocket; BHE Shocks of Ames, Iowa; Wehrs Machine and Racing Products of Bangor, Wis.; Performance Engineering and Manufacturing of Saint Clair, Mo.; Fury Chassis of Stuart, Neb.; KS Engineering of Albert Lea, Minn.; and Braseth Cabinets of Ulen, Minn.
Despite seeing orange barrels at every turn, Indiana was named one of the best states for driving. According to a Wallethub study, “2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive in” released on Tuesday, Indiana ranks as being 8th.The top ten best states for driving are:IowaTennesseeNorth CarolinaTexasNebraskaGeorgiaVirginiaIndianaArkansasAlabamaThe top ten worst states for driving are:HawaiiRhode IslandWashingtonCaliforniaColoradoMarylandWest VirginiaNew JerseyAlaskaMontanaThe report’s findings were based on a comparison of the states’ cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, safety, and access to vehicles and maintenance.Not only did Indiana come in as the eighth-best state for driving, but also ranked 4th for the lowest auto maintenance costs.
Cricket News Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head match Prithvi Shaw and Ravindra Jadeja’s record with this unique feat
Travis Head played seven Test before registering his maiden century.Kurtis Patterson made his debut in the Brisbane Test against Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka have never won a Test in Australia. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Patterson’s performances are a continuation of the consistency he has shown in the last couple of games, where he smashed 107* and 43 against Western Australia and 45 against South Australia playing for New South Wales. Earlier, Patterson had scored 167 in a New South Wales Premier Cricket Game. Before the Test series, Patterson slammed 157* and 102* in the warm-up game for Cricket Australia against Sri Lanka in Hobart in a match which did not have First-Class status but he made his debut in the Pink Ball Test in Brisbane where he hit 30.The efforts of Patterson and Head along with Burns gives Australia some hope of a revival after a horrendous 2018 which saw Steve Smith and David Warner, their star batsmen, banned for a year due to the ball-tampering scandal while they lost a Test series against the Proteas in South Africa after 48 years. They lost the two-Test series in the UAE 1-0 while Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team became the first Asian side to win a Test series for the first time Down Under. New Delhi: Joe Burns and Travis Head had ensured Australia would not sink to a 136-year low as they broke Australia’s century drought during the second and final Test against Sri Lanka which was played in the new venue of Manuka Oval in Canberra. Burns and Head stitched a 308-run stand as Sri Lanka continued to suffer. After Burns was bowled for 180 by Kasun Rajitha and Head departed for 161 trapped LBW by pacer Vishwa Fernando, it was the turn of Kurtis Patterson to enter the centurions club and create a new record. Patterson became the third century maker in the innings as Australia declared on 534/5 immediately after the lunch break on day 2. However, Patterson and Head created a unique record for Australia during their knocks on Saturday.Head and Patterson became the first Australian batsmen after 30 years to score their maiden centuries in the same match. The last time such a feat occurred for Australia was during the 1989 Ashes Test against England in Leeds. Mark Taylor (136) and Steve Waugh (177) hit centuries in the same match as Australia secured a 210-run win. Taylor hit 839 runs in the six Tests at an average of 83.9 while Steve Waugh hit 506 runs at an average of 126 as Australia won the series 4-0 and turned their fortunes around in grand style.This is not the first time that both batsmen have scored their maiden tons in the same match. Prithvi Shaw and Ravindra Jadeja achieved a similar feat in 2018 during the Rajkot Test against West Indies. Shaw, the Mumbai batsman who led India to the U-19 World Cup title, blasted 134 on debut and Jadeja finally broke his century drought by smashing 100 as India thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs.