Novatek Signs LNG MoU with India’s H-Energy, Petronet LNG

first_imgRussian gas producer Novatek has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Indian natural gas companies H-Energy Global and Petronet LNG for the sale of Russian LNG in India.The MoU with H-Energy outlines a cooperation on long-term deliveries of LNG to India in addition to joint investment in future LNG terminals of H-Energy and LNG projects of Novatek.The two sides will also evaluate the establishment of a joint venture to market LNG and natural gas from Novatek’s portfolio to end-customers in India, Bangladesh and other markets.The second MoU, signed with Petronet LNG, will allow Novatek to offer LNG as motor fuel in India.“India is one of the largest and fastest growing LNG markets, and will be one of the main sources of future growth in global demand for natural gas,” Leonid Mikhelson, Novatek’s Chairman of the Management Board, noted.“H-Energy is excited to partner with Novatek in Arctic LNG 2, to participate in and bring supplies to the downstream customers in India and Bangladesh through its terminals in Jaigarh, Kakinada, Haldia and its two pipelines Jaigarh to Mangalore and Kannai Chatta to Shrirampur,” Darshan Hiranandani, CEO of H-Energy, said.Both agreements were signed under the auspices of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, and coincided with the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russia for summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.During our visit, President Putin showed me cutting edge technologies at the shipyard. My visit opens up new pathways of cooperation in this important field.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 4, 2019last_img read more

England teenagers will take on Spain

first_img Eight promising young players will represent England against Spain in the mixed U16 international at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, Lincolnshire, on the weekend of 25-26 May.They are Rafiah Banday of Surrey (pictured), Libby Bell and Rachel Gourley of Northumberland, Patience Rhodes of Somerset, Joshua Berry of Yorkshire, Jack Bigham and Reis Suart of Hertfordshire and Dubai-based Josh Hill.They are following in the footsteps of players such as Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Fitzpatrick, Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and Melissa Reid, who all figured in the match back in their early amateur days.The match started as a curtain raiser to the North of England U16 Championship, with England enjoying much success in the encounters at Pannal and Heswall.It was expanded five years ago into a stand-alone two-day match and since then the Spanish have won four times: at Madrid in 2014, ’16 and ’18, as well as at Seacroft, Lincolnshire, in 2015. England won at Preston in 2017.The team:Rafiah Banday (Royal Mid-Surrey) also played in this match last year. She was joint runner-up in the 2018 English U16 Girls’ Championship and fourth in the North of England U16s.Libby Bell (Gosforth Park Ladies) tied fifth in the recent R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur at Fulford and had good finishes in the Scottish and Irish Girls’ Championships.Rachel Gourley (Arcot Hall) tied 11th in the Girls’ U16 Amateur. In 2018 she was runner up in the Scottish U14 and fourth in the English U14 championships.Patience Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow) also shared 11th place in the Girls’ U16 Amateur. She was runner-up in the 2018 English U14 Girls’ Championship and is the new Somerset women’s champion.Joshua Berry (Doncaster) was fourth in the recent French U14 Boys’ Championship – which he won last year – and third in the Cyprus Junior Open.Jack Bigham (Redbourn) was eighth in the U18 Peter McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath and tied 28th in last weekend’s Fairhaven Trophies.Josh Hill (Dubai) helped England win the 2018 Boys’ Home Internationals and is playing for England this weekend in the boys’ international against France.Reis Suart (Welwyn Garden City) was third in the Midlands U16 Championship and fifth in last year’s English U14 Reid Trophy.Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: England teams, England U16s v Spain 10 May 2019 England teenagers will take on Spain last_img read more

Oil and Water Do Not Mix?

first_imgA federal government plan to allow exploration and possible future oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, south of New Jersey, has Garden State environmental groups and some of its federal lawmakers rallying in opposition.The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has established a five-year plan to investigate ocean drilling from off the coast of Virginia to Florida on the eastern seaboard. Part of that plan includes allowing energy companies to conduct seismic testing for exploration, starting south of Cape May Point, possibly as soon as this summer. According to Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, an environmental protection and advocacy organization, headquartered on Sandy Hook, “This would have extreme consequences for the entire Atlantic region.”The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plan doesn’t specifically permit any drilling off of New Jersey. State lawmakers had previously adopted a resolution in opposition to it. Calls to the office of Chris Christie on Wednesday were not immediately returned before press time. Christie, however, said in 2010 “I oppose the idea of drilling off of the coast of New Jersey…New Jersey’s coastline is one of our economic engines.”Zipf on Wednesday echoed the Governor’s sentiments believing “You can’t have an oil-based economy and a clean ocean economy in the same ocean. They don’t mix.”Even allowing seismic testing, Zipf maintained, could impact marine life. And drilling anywhere could have repercussions all along the coast, she added.“While that may sound like it’s far away,” what is being proposed, she said, “in the ocean nothing is far away. If you have a spill it will flow up the shore.”Raising the clarion call for Zipf and other groups along with U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both NJ-D) and U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) was that, given New Jersey isn’t technically in consideration the BOEM did not plan any public hearings on the proposal; the bureau plans a public meeting, where individuals can question bureau representatives who will provide information and literature, but without public comments and opinions being offered in the official record.“It’s a lack of due process and terrible in terms of good government,” Zipf charged.Whether New Jersey gets a public hearing, the public can offer written comments either by mail or online until March 30, Zipf said.A phone call to the BOEM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters on Wednesday was not immediately returned.A letter signed by the senators and congressmen seeking a public hearing on the matter has been sent to the BOEM’s offices, representatives for Booker and Menendez’s office said on Wednesday.At a press conferences conducted in Atlantic City on Wednesday, with the lawmakers and environmentalists, Pallone said “We’ve seen that oil spills don’t respect state borders,” and an environmental incident could jeopardize not only the environment but also the shore area’s economy, according to a released statement.— By John Burtonlast_img read more

Arsenal legend Henry tipped for Monaco job with Jardim set to be axed

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Leonardo Jardim looks to be on his way out of Monaco 2 Monaco saw a number of their key players depart after winning the title but still finished runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain last season.However, they have made a woeful start to this campaign, winning just one of their opening nine games to sit 18th in the table.Now, according to reports in France, Jardim is to be shown the door in the coming days.And Monaco are said to have already earmarked Henry as his replacement.The Arsenal legend has been working as an assistant coach to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez for the past few years and has expressed a strong desire to enter management. REVEALED silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 huge blow Monaco are reportedly set to sack Leonardo Jardim as manager, with Thierry Henry tipped to replace him.Jardim has been in charge of the French club for the past four years and led them to their first Ligue Un title in 17 years in 2016/17. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions He has been heavily linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa, although Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT on Tuesday that he had been informed that Henry would not be taking the job.Now the 41-year-old may get his shot in the dugout at the club where he began his football career.Henry came through Monaco’s academy and helped them win the Ligue 1 title in 1997.He went on to enjoy to an incredible career, winning league and cup titles in England and Spain with Arsenal and Barcelona respectively, as well as the Champions League and Club World Cup.He was also part of the France squad which won the World Cup in 1998 and is his country’s record goalscorer.center_img Thierry Henry is close to landing a managerial job it seems REVEALED ADVICE MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED most read in football England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF last_img read more

Investors see SA ‘with fresh eyes’

first_img6 July 20005International confidence in South Africa has been strengthened by recent political and economic developments, according to Wendy Luhabe, chair of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC).A high-level delegation of South African business leaders, led by the IMC, recently returned from a week-long trip to the UK and Germany – a follow-up to the IMC’s Brand South Africa mission to the United States in 2004.According to the SA Press Association (Sapa), the 21-member team met privately with senior figures leaders in banking and investment circles, and held investment conferences in Frankfurt, Munich and London.The mission was supported by a television advertising campaign in European countries, with a short documentary on SA as a business destination flighting on European channels – including CNBC Europe’s influential World Business programme – throughout June. Download the documentary ‘Wealth of possibilities’“Investors are looking at South Africa with fresh eyes, and are recognising the wealth of possibilities waiting for them,” Luhabe told the SA Press Association.IMC Chair Wendy LuhabePresident Thabo Mbeki was widely praised in May after he decided, in the face of popular opposition at home, to fire SA’s deputy president, Jacob Zuma, after the Durban High Court found that Zuma and a former financial adviser had had a “generally corrupt relationship”.Mbeki’s appointment of former minister of minerals and energy, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, as Zuma’s replacement was also well received by the business community.Foreign investor confidence in South Africa has also been boosted by a number of major deals announced this year, with three of these – together amounting to about US$5.63-billion in foreign direct investment – following hot on each other’s heels since the beginning of April.According to Sapa, the IMC delegation was hosted by the London Stock Exchange, DaimlerChrysler’s Stuttgart headquarters, the Bavarian ministry of trade, technology and transport in Munich, Goldman Sachs and the editorial team of the Economist magazine.BEE ‘an economic plus’IMC CEO Yvonne Johnston told Sapa that questions from business people in Germany and the UK had focused on black economic empowerment (BEE) and business opportunities in SA.IMC CEO Yvonne Johnston“We pointed out how BEE had expanded economic participation from all the peoples in South Africa and thus contributed to stability,” Johnston told Sapa.“A small but expanding black middle class is already making an important contribution to economic growth.“Over the next 10 years, BEE will continue to swell the ranks of the middle class, raise disposable incomes, reduce unemployment and increase domestic savings.”Johnston said the delegation made presentations on “the rich potential of doing business in South Africa … Investing in South Africa allows companies to reach a customer base of more than 170 million people in our immediate region and another 550 million people on the continent of Africa.”According to Johnston, there is a growing interest in South Africa from investors abroad. “Investors see enormous potential – a stable democracy with sophisticated infrastructure and sound macro-economic policies. The Barclays-Absa deal has emphasised our country’s growing stature in the global financial world.Johnston said that Germany and the United Kingdom had been selected for the IMC’s latest overseas roadshow because they were SA’s biggest trading partners. “Our objective was to consolidate that position and explore the opportunities for further growth in two of the world’s biggest economies.”SA business heavyweightsThe IMC delegation included 2010 World Cup Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan, Business Unity SA CEO Bheki Sibiya, Airports Company SA CEO Monhla Hlahla, and JSE Securities Exchange CEO Russell Loubser.The leader of some of SA’s biggest companies and multinationals were also on board, among them Old Mutual Plc CEO Jim Sutcliffe, Siemens SA’s Klaus Doring, African Harvest MD Ethan Dube, Metallon chairman Mzi Khumalo, and Goldman Sachs International’s Lesley Maasdorp.Business Unity CEO Bheki Sibiya said he had informed European audiences of the huge potential in doing business with the South African SMME sector. “There are an estimated three million small businesses operating in South Africa, and they play a vital role in wealth and job creation,” Sibiya said.2010 World Cup Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan said there would be considerable global interest in South Africa over the next five years. “This visit has introduced the European business community to the numerous opportunities that are opening up for new ventures and investments,” Jordaan said.The full IMC delegation:Klaus Doring (Siemens South Africa)Ethan Dube (MD, African Harvest)Hischam El-Agamy (director, IMD International)Jennifer Feinberg (Industrial Development Corporation)Monhla Hlahla (CEO, Airports Company SA)Yvonne Johnston (CEO, IMC)Danny Jordaan (CEO, 2010 World Cup Organising Committee)Mzi Khumalo (chairman, Metallon)Chris Landsberg (director, Centre for Policy Studies)Russell Loubser (CEO, JSE Securities Exchange)Wendy Luhabe (chair, IMC)Lesley Maasdorp (Goldman Sachs International)Mpho Makwana (regional executive, Standard Bank)Thabo Masebe (chief director, Government Communications)Mfanu Mfayela (CEO, SA Contact Centre Community)Raisibi Morathi (COO, Industrial Development Corporation)Seth Phalatse (board member, Denel)Bheki Sibiya (CEO, Business Unity SA)Monica Singer (CEO, Strate)Michael Spicer (executive director, SA Foundation)Jim Sutcliffe (CEO, Old Mutual Plc)SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Manu Ginobili. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOSAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season, In 992 career regular-season games, he has averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds. In 213 playoff games, the four-time NBA champion has averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

LeBron James gets triple-double, Lakers top Anthony Davis-led Pelicans

first_imgLATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Anthony Davis had 30 points and 20 rebounds for the Pelicans, who lost their third straight game. Julius Randle had 21 points in his first game against the Lakers at Staples Center, and Jrue Holiday had 18 points and 10 assists.Davis and James shared the court for the first time since James recently declared in an interview with ESPN that it would be “amazing” if the Lakers traded for the Pelicans’ biggest star. James’ comments prompted allegations of tampering.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefNew Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said before the game that Davis will not be traded to the Lakers or anywhere else as long as he remains under contract to the Pelicans.All five Lakers starters scored in double figures, with Brandon Ingram getting 18 points after missing seven games because of a sprained left ankle. Rajon Rondo had eight points and nine assists off the bench after missing 17 games because of surgery on his right hand. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry defends LeBron James on tampering charge View comments Kuzma and Lonzo Ball hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to put the Lakers up 107-98 with 6:13 to play, and Los Angeles held on after losing its previous two games.The Lakers led by as many as 13 in the third quarter, but Holiday hit a 3 with one second left to cut the Pelicans’ deficit to 94-88 going into the fourth.TIP-INSPelicans: Davis had a bandage placed on his left pinkie finger during the first quarter and appeared to be trying to shake out the injury as the game went on. … New Orleans committed 13 turnovers leading to 20 points for Los Angeles. The Pelicans got 11 points off 13 Lakers turnovers. … Nikola Mirotic missed his fourth straight game because of an ankle injury.Lakers: James had seven assists in the first quarter, his most in any quarter since joining the Lakers. … Zubac got the start with JaVale McGee out because of illness and scored eight of the Lakers’ first 16 points. McGee missed his third straight game.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuecenter_img LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — LeBron James had 22 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-104 on Friday night.James got his third triple-double with the Lakers and No. 76 for his career, helping Los Angeles to its sixth consecutive home win. Kyle Kuzma had 23 points, and Ivica Zubac set season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP NEXTPelicans: At Sacramento on Sunday.Lakers: Host Memphis on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

North American markets close higher as increased oil prices drive the TSX

first_imgTORONTO – Investors shrugged of ongoing trade risks to send North American markets higher on Thursday, raising the potential for a larger eventual correction, says an investment expert.By not pricing in uncertainties, equity markets are becoming inflated and overvalued as trade issues have so far not hurt corporate earnings, said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc.“What that means is two to three quarters from now, if these trade wars actually hit the bottom line of corporations, they’re going to have a real surprise and selloff because you weren’t pricing it in along the way,” he said in an interview.“If it was a five-per-cent selloff, it’s not out of the question to see that traditional five-per-cent selloff now be a 10 or 15 per-cent selloff because the market does not price it in at all along the way.”He said the market is pricing in perfection even though they are late in nearly a 10-year positive cycle.“A correction this week, next week or next month should not be a surprise to any investors,” Pashootan said.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 35.34 points to 16,204.62 after hitting a high of 16,262.84 on 223.8 million shares traded.The index was led by the energy sector, which rose 1.77 per cent on the back of higher oil prices.The November crude contract was up 55 cents at US$72.12 per barrel.Also gaining were the information technology, telecom, consumer discretionary and industrials sectors.The healthcare sector led on the downside on the back of large decreases by cannabis stocks.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 54.65 points to 26,439.93. The S&P 500 index was up 8.03 points to 2,914, while the Nasdaq composite was up 51.60 points to 8,041.97.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 76.66 cents US compared with an average of 77.07 cents US Wednesday.The decrease in the loonie came a day after the Federal Reserve again raised interest rates and signalled that further hikes are likely. The Canadian dollar was hurt because those increases will come at a faster rate than Canada will be able to adopt because of the country’s high debt, said Pashootan.Uncertainty about NAFTA negotiations is also weighing down the Canadian dollar, he added.“It’s difficult to see a scenario where NAFTA gets settled and Canada negotiates a better deal than the one that’s in place now.”The November natural gas contract was up 7.6 cents at US$3.06 per mmBTU.The December gold contract lost US$11.70 at US$1,187.40 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 4.5 cents at US$2.78 a pound.last_img read more

CRPF commandos to guard Baghdad embassy

first_imgNew Delhi: India has deployed an elite contingent of its commando-trained armed paramilitary personnel to guard its embassy and diplomatic staff in Baghdad in Iraq, a war-ravaged country getting back to normal after defeating ISIS terrorists. About 45 multi-skilled troops, drawn from the country’s largest Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the CRPF, have taken charge of the embassy complex located in the Al Mansour area of the Iraqi capital, sometime ago. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe contingent has taken charge in Iraq and the troops celebrated their first Republic Day and hoisted the tricolour in that country on January 26, official sources told PTI. The squad is led by a Deputy Commandant-rank officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and this is the second foreign assignment for the paramilitary as it similarly guards the Indian Embassy in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli for the last few years, they said. India has, on February 4, revised its ‘no travel’ advisory to Iraq and has said that citizens can now travel to the war and insurgency ravaged country as the security situation has “improved”. The advisory, issued by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, allows Indians to travel to any part of the country for work or business except five provinces of Nineveh (capital Mosul), Salahuddin (capital Tikrit), Diyala (capital Baquba), Anbar (capital Ramadi) and Kirkuk. PTIlast_img read more

Morocco Two Arrested For Flying RemoteControlled Helicopter Over Royal Residence

first_imgCasablanca – The last place you want your remote-controlled helicopter to fly over is a royal residence. A French and a Moroccan men were recently arrested after their remote-controlled helicopter was intercepted flying over the royal residence in Dar Bouazza, Casablanca.A Moroccan and a French citizen mobilized security services in Casablanca by sending their remote-controlled helicopter over the royal residence, all out of curiosity, according to daily Al Massae.After their flying toy was intercepted by security services, the two suspects were immediately arrested after they were found to hold its remote control. Police interrogation of the suspects, reports Al Massae, was anything but a customary one.Their remote-controlled helicopter was one-meter long and was equipped with a camera that filmed anything it flew over, according to the same source.Police interrogations of the two suspects aimed to determine whether the helicopter’s owners had been next to the royal residence or were intending to film what was inside it.According to Al Massae, the two suspects were subsequently released. Their helicopter, on the other hand, was confiscated and the memory card it contained was sent to a laboratory to verify whether it had recorded anything inside the royal residence.Yet, police investigations are still ongoing to determine the links between the French and the Moroccan.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more