SapuraKencana and GE score Petronas FLNG contract

first_imgLNG World News Staff Malaysia’s SapuraKencana informed it has through a joint venture with GE Oil and Gas secured a contract to work on two Petronas’ floating LNG units, PFLNG1 and PFLNG2.SapuraKencana GE Oil & Gas Services Sdn Bhd has been awarded by Petronas Floating LNG1 a contract for “comprehensive maintenance of GE-supplied turbomachinery equipment under a long-term service agreement,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.This comprises the provision of maintenance services for GE-supplied aeroderivative gas turbines, centrifugal compressors and electric generators and electric motors. The contract is for a period of 10 years with an option to extend for an additional period of five years.Petronas’ first FLNG unit, PFLNG1 is currently being built at South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo.Once completed, the FLNG will be moored in Kanowit gas field, located 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak, Malaysia and will produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year. It is expected to commence operations in 2016.The Malaysian energy giant is also progressing with its second floating LNG facility that is being built at Samsung Heavy Industry’s shipyard on Geoje Island.The second FLNG unit, PFLNG2 will have a 1.5 mtpa production capacity and is expected to commission in 2018.last_img read more

Takanashi takes second in first summer Grand Prix competition

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Ski jumper Sara Takanashi competes in a season-opening summer Grand Prix event on Friday in Courchevel, France, on Friday. | GETTY / VIA KYODO RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS Sara Takanashi, Ski jumping, Yuki Ito center_img Ito had a 219.0 after leaping to 91.0 and 85.0.Takanashi lamented the quality of her first attempt, which she was never expecting.“I failed my first jump and I managed to recover from it in my second, but I was too inconsistent,” said the 20-year-old Takanashi, who took the overall World Cup title last season.“I can’t regroup after a bad jump and that’s my weakness,” the Pyeongchang Olympic medal favorite added. “I can’t keep holding on to negative thoughts. I need to refocus and keep trying.” COURCHEVEL, FRANCE – Sara Takanashi and Yuki Ito finished second and third, respectively, at the first summer Grand Prix competition of the season on Friday.Takanashi started off with a jump of 89.0 meters and tried to make up for it with a 90.0 for a score of 220.1, but was unable to beat Germany’s Katharina Althaus, whose 230.8 (95.0, 88.5) handed her the win. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Sociedad: Three and Griezy for Cholo

first_img Sport EN 01/03/2016 Madrid play Levante in Valencia on Wednesday and Barcelona visit Rayo on Thursday. CET Atletico Madrid cut the gap on Barcelona at the top of La Liga to five points and extended their own lead over Real Madrid to seven, as they thrashed Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon. Diego Reyes put through his own net early on after Koke’s cross put him under pressure, before Saul doubled Atletico’s lead within a minute of the second half beginning.center_img Antoine Griezmann played a fine ball to Luciano Vietto, who crossed for Koke but Saul was the eventual recipient, firing home in style. In a rare flurry of goals, Diego Simeone’s men built on their derby victory at the weekend in the best way possible.  A third came when Griezmann was felled in the box by Alberto de la Bella, dusting himself down and converting the spot kick. Upd. at 23:00 last_img read more

Benzema’s house robbed while Madrid lost to Barcelona in Copa Clasico

first_imgWednesday was not a good night for the Real Madrid players as they were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu, but it was an especially bad night for Karim Benzema.  28/02/2019 We’re not talking about his lack of luck in front of goal, but the fact that while he was playing he had his house robbed in the Spanish capital. Hopefully the police in Madrid can identify those responsible for the robbery.  Roban en casa de Benzema durante la disputa del Clásico de Copa del Rey �� INFORMACIÓN de #ÚLTIMAHORA de @jpedrerol | Roban en casa de Karim Benzema durante la disputa del Clásico de Copa del Rey. #ChiringuitoClásico— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) 28 de febrero de 2019center_img It’s unknown how much was taken in the robbery but it’s true that the experience of having been targetted meant the French forward did not have a pleasant night.  The information was revealed by El Chiringuito, but they could not reveal too many details as an investigation is under way.   IN SPORT.ES Benzema’s the latest footballer to be targetted while playing. In recent weeks, PSG’s Dani Alves and Barça’s Kevin Prince Boateng have also been the subject of burglaries at their properties.  Upd. on 01/03/2019 at 12:41 CETlast_img read more

2020 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship Fixtures Revealed

first_imgDue to the limits on pitch usage at Croke Park this year, unfortunately it is not possible to play the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship Final there, and this fixture will be played at a venue to be confirmed on the weekend of December 5/6.The LGFA can also confirm the dates for the 2020 TG4 Championships, which will get underway with the first round of the Junior Championship on the weekend of October 24/25.   Round 1 of the Intermediate and Senior Championships will be played on the weekend of October 31/November 1, with Round 2 on the weekend of November 7/8, and Round 3 on the weekend of November 14/15.The TG4 Intermediate and Senior Championship semi-finals will be played on the weekend of November 28/29. The participants in the Intermediate and Senior Championships will have a two-week break  between the conclusion of the group stages and the All-Ireland semi-finals, and a three-week break between semi-finals and Finals.The group stages of the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship will conclude on the weekend of November 7/8, following three rounds of fixtures on consecutive weekends, followed by a two-week break before the semi-finals are played on the weekend of November 21/22.  The Ladies Gaelic Football Association would like to thank our colleagues in the GAA and Croke Park for their cooperation in relation to the December 20 double-header.Neutral venues for the group stages of the TG4 All-Ireland Championships and semi-finals, along with the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship Final, will be confirmed in due course.TG4 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Fixtures:Group 1Round 1 – Kerry v Cavan – October 31/November 1Round 2 – Cork v Kerry – November 7/8Round 3 – Cavan v Cork – November 14/15Group 2Round 1 – Tipperary v Galway – October 31/November 1Round 2 – Monaghan v Tipperary – November 7/8Round 3 – Galway v Monaghan – November 14/15  Group 3Round 1 – Dublin v Donegal – October 31/November 1Round 2 – Waterford v Dublin – November 7/8Round 3 – Donegal v Waterford – November 14/15Group 4Round 1 – Tyrone v Armagh – October 31/November 1Round 2 – Mayo v Tyrone – November 7/8Round 3 – Armagh v Mayo – November 14/15  Semi-Final 11st Group 1 v 1st Group 2 – November 28/29Semi-Final 21st Group 3 v 1st Group 4 – November 28/29FinalWinner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2 – Croke Park, Sunday December 20TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship Fixtures:Group 1Round 1 – Wexford v Offaly – October 31/November 1 Round 2 – Roscommon v Wexford – November 7/8Round 3 – Offaly v Roscommon – November 14/15Group 2Round 1 – Longford v Westmeath – October 31/November 1 Round 2 – Louth v Longford – November 7/8Round 3 – Westmeath v Louth – November 14/15Group 3Round 1 – Meath v Down – October 31/November 1 Round 2 – Leitrim v Meath – November 7/8Round 3 – Down v Leitrim – November 14/15Group 4Round 1 – Sligo v Laois; Kildare v Clare – October 31/November 1 Round 2 – Sligo v Kildare; Clare v Laois – November 7/8Round 3 – Clare v Sligo; Kildare v Laois – November 14/15Semi-Final 11st Group 1 v 1st Group 2 – November 28/29Semi-Final 21st Group 3 v 1st Group 4 – November 28/29   FinalWinner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2 – Croke Park, Sunday December 20TG4 All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Fixtures:Group 1Round 1 – Wicklow v Carlow – October 24/25  Round 2 – Fermanagh v Wicklow – October 31/November 1Round 3 – Carlow v Fermanagh – November 7/8  Group 2Round 1 – Limerick v Derry  – October 24/25  Round 2 – Antrim v Limerick – October 31/November 1Round 3 – Derry v Antrim – November 7/8  Semi-Final 11st Group 1 v 2nd Group 2 – November 21/22  Semi-Final 21st Group 2 v 2nd Group 1 – November 21/22  FinalWinner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2 – December 5/6   print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to confirm that the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate and Senior Championship Finals will be played at Croke Park on Sunday, December 20. Croke Park to host Intermediate and Senior Finalslast_img read more

NBA: LeBron says winning is everything as Cavs eye Stephenson

first_img98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers stands over LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Cleveland star LeBron James, who has been urging Cavaliers management to add some talent, said Wednesday he’d have no problem if they fill a roster spot with forward Lance Stephenson, despite their on-court history.Stephenson once tried to rattle James by blowing in his ear during a playoff game between James’ former team, the Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT James played four seasons in Miami with Chalmers as the Heat’s primary starting point guard.Stephenson was on the Pacers teams that the Heat faced in the playoffs for three consecutive postseasons from 2012 to 2014.Stephenson averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans in six games this season before needing groin surgery. He was cut by the Pelicans in November.The Cavaliers have a vacant roster spot and could create another by releasing Center Chris Andersen, who has a season-ending knee injury.James, who had not suffered a losing month in an NBA season since 2006, has called upon owner Dan Gilbert to add a veteran playmaker to the roster, preferably as a reserve to star point guard Kyrie Irving. CBBADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town But James said that if Stephenson can help the Cavaliers retain their NBA title, he’d be all for his arrival.“I just want to win, man,” James said after the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers’ home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “That’s all that matters to me. I got no personal problems with nobody.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCleveland was set to work out several free agent players on Wednesday afternoon, including guards Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich and Jordan Farmar, and Stephenson.“I’ve got a history with all those guys except Jordan,” James said. “I’ve got a history with Lance too, obviously. I’ve got a history versus Kirk. I played him in a lot of playoff series. And I’ve got a history with Rio (Chalmers). … At the end of the day, Rio is recovering from his Achilles tear. I hope he’s been doing everything he needs to do just to get back on the floor. He loves to play the game.” Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos AMA eyes rebound vs Tanduay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Great Smoky Mountains Association’s aid-to-park funding tops $1.4M in 2015

first_imgLast year’s nearly $1.5 million donation brings GSMA’s total contribution to the national park during its 63-year history to $35,613,023.Thanks to record-breaking revenues in 2015, GSMA plans to provide over $2 million in assistance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2016. The monetary and in-kind aid will run the gamut from saving hemlock trees to restoring a historic grist mill to monitoring park streams for acidification caused by air pollution. In a year that saw visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park exceed 10 million for only the fifth time in history, Great Smoky Mountains Association – which generates its support for the Smokies primarily through visitor center sales – was able to contribute just shy of $1.5 million to park programs and services in 2015.“This was a year of leadership changes in the Smokies,” said GSMA Executive Director Laurel Rematore. “Cassius Cash became the 16th superintendent, Clayton Jordan was promoted from to deputy superintendent, and GSMA Executive Director Terry Maddox concluded over 25 years of service with his retirement on Dec. 31.”Following an eight-month-long national search, which attracted more than 40 candidates, Rematore was chosen to take the reigns at Great Smoky Mountains Association, adding yet another layer of change to the Smokies’ leadership landscape. What did not change in 2015, according to Rematore, was GSMA’s commitment to support the Smokies.“We continued our focus on retail sales in the visitors centers, publications and customized product development, membership development, and improved inventory management throughout the year,” she said. “The association had its best year ever for both sales and membership income, and as a result we were able to start rebuilding our reserve funds. These reserves will allow GSMA to meet its future commitments to the park and to maintain our own operations even if our normal income sources falter, such as what occurred during the October 2013 government shutdown.”GSMA’s aid-to-park for 2015 was $1,445,638, capping another strong year of support. The association’s contributions to Great Smoky Mountains National Park fall into three broad categories: cash donations, which are provided for a host of educational, historical, interpretive, and scientific projects; in-kind services, which is primarily labor expense; and publications and digital media, which include development costs and free publications.In-kind services totaled $673,639 and included salaries for staff at eight park visitorcenters and publications development costs, including free publications, such as Smokies Guide newspaper and pre-press costs for sales publications.Special projects funded by GSMA totaled $386,650 and included:$79,088 – Oconaluftee Visitor Center, interest on construction loan$66,478 – Cost-of-living stipends for student interns$49,566 – Cultural Collection Storage/Relocation, storage for the park’s invaluable artifact collection, set to open in early May$44,013 – GSM Institute at Tremont, funding for youth and adult environmental education at Tremont (includes proceeds from Tremont visitor center store)$33,635 – Wildlife Seasonals Support$30,848 – Visitor Center Utilities$17,500 – “Mountains for the Masses,” revision of park’s administrative history, making it current to 2015$15,453 – Sugarlands Visitor Center media upkeep$14,531 – Volunteer Program Parkwide Support$9,328 – SVC Housing$8,500 – Experience Your Smokies, the public program that brings community leaders into the park to learn from rangers and other staff$7,000 – For environmental education interns$5,347 – GSMNP Resource Education Interns, students who present programs to youth and adults$4,878 Resource Education Grant to Establish Student Archeology Field School$4,640 – Cades Cove Wayside Exhibit, roadside exhibits help visitors understand the history of this mountain community$2,941 – GSMNP Purchase Knob Website, for the science and education center$2,500 – ATBI Structured Sampling, the quest continues to identify all plants and animals in the park$2,344 – GSMNP Podcast Upkeep, educational videos on the park$1,500 – Cataloochee Valley Map and Guide, new map and guide interprets history of Cataloochee and recreational opportunities in the area today$1,365 – GSMNP Visitor Center Door Counters, for tracking visitation$1,040 – Resource and Visitor Protection SCA Costs, interns that help rangers$488 – GSMNP Digital Storytelling, for award-winning historic preservation program$147 – GSMNP – Centennial Anniversary Funding for the park’s interpretive operations totaled $218,545 and included special events, festivals, and interpretive demonstrations, including the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, Music of the Mountains, Mountain Life Festival, sorghum molasses making, and library supplies and materials. A specific breakdown includes:$48,964 – Backcountry Information staff$41,642 – Library staff$38,486 – Living history demonstrators$29,603 – Misc. and library operations$24,210 – Parks as Classrooms Coordinator$35,639 – Special events and demonstrationslast_img read more

SA shines at Paralympic Cup

first_img18 May 2005South Africa sent five athletes to the inaugural Paralympic World Cup that ended on Sunday in Manchester, England.They came home with seven gold medals between them – as well as two world records in the pool and a sprint double on the track by two people who are bridging the gap between able-bodied and disabled athletes.World records for Du ToitNatalie du Toit continued her love affair with Manchester, breaking two world records – each one twice over – at the same venue where she won the David Dixon Award for the outstanding athlete of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Du Toit established new world marks in the 50 metres and 100 metres freestyle, breaking both world records in the heats and then smashing those marks in the finals. When she was done, the 50 metres mark stood at 29.35 seconds and the 100 metres mark at 1:01.68.Voted the Sports Star of the Year at the SA Sports Awards in 2004, Du Toit lived up to her billing, grabbing gold in the two freestyle events as well as gold in the S9 100 metres backstroke – a notable achievement, as it was the gold medal she missed out on at last year’s Athens Olympics.Speaking after her success, Du Toit admitted that she hadn’t been expecting her world record-breaking performances, explaining that she had enjoyed a short break after the South African able-bodied national championships.“I don’t think of myself as being disabled or able-bodied,” she added, “I just want to be myself and to go for my own dreams and goals. For me, there’s really no line.”Du Toit was not alone in flying South Africa’s flag. In fact, she was one of three South Africans to catch the eye.Sprint double for PistoriusDouble leg-amputee Oscar Pistorius shone on the track, doing the sprint double as he claimed the 100 metres in 11.23 seconds and the 200 metres in 22.01.Only a month before the Paralympic World Cup, Pistorius was in action in the South African national championships for able-bodied athletes, clocking 47.34 seconds to finish sixth in the 400 metres.That performance has given the Pretoria schoolboy the opportunity to bridge the gap between able-bodied and disabled athletes – as Du Toit did in the 800 metres freestyle at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. He has been invited to compete in the 400 metres at the IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Helsinki in July.Should he go – and he would have to get around his father’s wishes that he should rather write his exams – he would become the first disabled athlete to compete in an IAAF Grand Prix meeting.Like Du Toit, Pistorius was also recognised as one of South Africa’s brightest sports stars in 2004, being named the Newcomer of the Year at the SA Sports Awards.Two titles for Van DykErnst van Dyk, the wheelchair marathon world record holder and the recent winner of the Boston Marathon for a record fifth consecutive time, added two more golds to the South African haul. He claimed the pursuit title in 4:20.80, and also won the 1 500 metres in 3:21.85.Van Dyk was named South Africa’s Disabled Athlete of the Year, tied with Craig Groenewald, in 2004.High jumper David Roos came close to a medal in Manchester, finishing fourth, while Dewald Reynders settled for seventh place in the discus.South Africa’s Paralympic team was named Team of the Year at the SA Sports Awards in 2004. Small wonder … Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Oklahoma ~ Corporate Income Tax: Taxpayer’s Sale of Assets in Pass-Through Entities Qualified for Capital Gains Deduction

first_imgA corporate income taxpayer’s sale of assets held in two S corporations (pass-through entities) qualified for the Oklahoma net capital gains deduction because the transaction amounted to the sale of an indirect ownership interest. Under the applicable statute, a sale of a “direct or indirect ownership interest” in an Oklahoma company will qualify for a net capital gains deduction if the taxpayer that makes the sale has held the stock or ownership interest in the company for at least two years prior to the date of the transaction from which the capital gains arise. In this case, the taxpayer received his proportionate share of the proceeds from the sale of the assets and reported the sum as a net capital gains on his federal individual income tax return and sought an equivalent deduction on an amended Oklahoma return. However, the Oklahoma Tax Commission (Commission) disallowed the deduction to the extent the proceeds were derived from intangible personal property (goodwill), on the grounds that the applicable statute did not allow for that deduction. However, the commission’s reasoning was rejected as the applicable statute provided capital gains deduction from selling”indirect ownership interest” in an Oklahoma pass-through entity including proceeds derived from intangible personal property (goodwill). Further, the taxpayer’s argument that the applicable statute, prior to a 2007 amendment, intended to afford a deduction for net capital gains arising from the sale of an Oklahoma company’s assets including goodwill, was affirmed. Accordingly, the commission’s denial of the net capital gain deduction was reversed.Bill Hare, Jr. v. Oklahoma Tax Commission, Oklahoma Supreme Court, No. 114893, June 27, 2017, ¶201-234Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

What keeps Sonakshi Sinha busy in between shooting schedules?

first_imgBollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha is all up for fitness and adventure these days. Though the actress has been busy with her shooting for Boney Kapoor’s ‘Tevar’, she was spotted horse riding in between shooting schedules.Thanks to her sporting spirit she has lost oodles of weight.The actress posted a video on her official Instagram page which shows her riding the horse dressed in a red churidar-suit.Sonakshi rides a horse with confidence and ease.How to spend time in between shots. Subject to availability of horse. #tevar Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) May 20, 2014Produced by Sanjay Kapoor, Tevar also stars Manoj Bajpayee and is directed by debutant Amit Sharma. The film is slated to release on December 5.Going by her latest tweets and posts, it seems like Sonakshi’s having a ball!last_img read more