Home » Archive by category "mbewboiz"

Britain set to lose Euro row over RDA funding

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Continue reading »

BP’s third-quarter slumps on lower prices, adverse weather

first_imgImage courtesy of BPUK-based energy giant and LNG player BP reported a profit of $2.3 billion for the second quarter of 2019, dropping from $3.8 billion a year earlier. The 41 percent drop was a result of significantly lower upstream earnings, resulting from lower prices, maintenance and weather impacts, BP said in its statement.The company said its underlying replacement cost profit, the company’s version of net profit, for the first nine months of the year reached $7.4 billion, slipping from $9.2 billion in the first nine months of 2018.Speaking of the results, BP’s CEO Bob Dudley said, “BP delivered strong operating cash flow and underlying earnings in a quarter that saw lower oil and gas prices and significant hurricane impacts.”Reported oil and gas production for the quarter averaged 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent a day, compared to 3.6 million barrels of oil equivalent a day a year earlier.Upstream production, excluding Rosneft, was down 2.5 percent from a year earlier, reflecting maintenance across a number of regions and weather impacts in the US Gulf of Mexico.Looking ahead, BP expects the fourth quarter of 2019 reported production to be higher than the third quarter due to the completion of seasonal maintenance and turnaround activities.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Antigua media now ”under fire” for LIAT’s disaster reports

first_img Tweet NewsRegional Antigua media now ”under fire” for LIAT’s disaster reports by: – June 21, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img 81 Views   no discussions Share Acting Chief Executive Officer Brian Challenger noted that LIAT remained available to the media through its Corporate Communications Department adding that the company would continue to provide information to the public once it becomes available.ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday June 21, 2012 – The management of LIAT has taken to task an Antiguan media house for its reporting on the recent fire that extensively destroyed LIAT property including one of its airplanes.In a media released this week, LIAT called on media personnel to be “responsible” in their reporting. It used the release as an “opportunity to respond” to a report that appeared in the June 19 edition of the Antigua Observer Newspaper and on its Observer Radio, which suggested that the cause for last week’s fire at the LIAT hangar was the result of a plugged in golf cart. Acting Chief Executive Officer Brian Challenger countered that investigations by local law enforcement officials were continuing and therefore the cause of the fire had not yet been determined. He charged that: “in that context it was extremely unfortunate for speculative reasons to be highlighted in this manner”, according to the release.Challenger noted that LIAT remained available to the media through its Corporate Communications Department adding that the company would continue to provide information to the public once it becomes available.According to reports in the Caribbean Journal, Antigua’s National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort has stated that Barbadian arson investigator Roderick Walcott is leading a two-person team in examining the recent blaze.“Given the nature of the fire, and, more particularly, given the magnitude of what transpired there, we recognize that we need some additional assistance to complement what the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda has been doing in terms of investigation,” Cort is reported to have said.The fire, which occurred at the LIAT hangar after 10 PM on June 10, destroyed one of the company’s Dash 8-300 aircraft, a maintenance hangar and two offices, to the tune of over EC$35 million, according to LIAT. This week, Dominica pledged EC$8 million to help the airline in its recovery efforts.Despite this setback, the airline has assured its customers and partners that LIAT continues to provide regular services throughout its network.LIAT is owned by regional shareholders, with major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Continue reading »

Best of three for Woods and McIlroy

first_img Press Association He shot a closing 62, but McIlroy held him off. He added: “It’s part of a busy stretch for me, and I want to continue playing well.” He won the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego a fortnight ago, whereas McIlroy has not played since missing the cut – as did Woods – in Abu Dhabi four weeks ago. World top two Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will play the same tournaments three weeks in a row starting with next week’s Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson.center_img Woods has confirmed he will also be entering the Honda Classic in Florida – he was second to McIlroy last year – and then the Cadillac Championship in Miami. That is the second of this season’s world championships and the event he withdrew from on the final day last year because of an Achilles injury. “I’m excited to be playing in the Honda Classic again,” Woods said on his website. “I like the golf course and I came pretty close last year.” last_img read more

Continue reading »

McDermott attempts to rally Royals fans

first_img Press Association Manager Brian McDermott has reassured Reading’s fans he is doing everything he can to ensure survival after his side were jeered off for the second successive game at the Madejski Stadium. The home supporters voiced their growing concern after the Royals crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa which leaves them above last-placed QPR on goals scored only. It was the second slip against a relegation rival in a fortnight after Wigan also left Berkshire with all the points in a 3-0 romp. McDermott himself was roundly booed midway through the second half after hauling off Noel Hunt and Hope Akpan for Nick Blackman and Garath McCleary. However, the 51-year-old said: “It’s not about me it’s about the club.” center_img He went on: “I thought the fans were fantastic at the start of the game. The fans want to see their team win. We’ve had a lot of good days in the past three years. The past three weeks have been difficult. The fans just want to see the team win.” There has been little suggestion McDermott’s place as coach is in jeopardy, but following a four-game losing run the Royals appear the most vulnerable of the bottom clubs with nine games remaining. Their fixture list is hardly friendly either with trips to Manchester United and Arsenal next up. McDermott said. “Once March is out of the way – we play Manchester United away and Arsenal away – then we have seven games. It won’t be hard to pick ourselves up. You have a choice you either give up or you get back on and have a right go at it. We’ll pick ourselves up and move on quickly. It’s not over until the middle of May.” The Royals missed a host of chances after half-time, but Villa were far more clinical in their final third. Christian Benteke equalised two minutes after Villa fell behind, netting his seventh goal in eight games, before Gabriel Agbonlahor thumped in the decisive goal in first-half injury-time. The rally defied recent claims Villa have suffered a crisis of confidence as they hauled themselves three points clear of danger. “They’re not lacking in confidence. I’ve never sensed that,” Lambert said. “I don’t know where that one has come from. Against Arsenal we played extremely well without getting a result and we gave Manchester City a right good game. “There has been a lack of naivety at some points but I thought we deserved to win the game. Some of the football was excellent.” last_img read more

Continue reading »

Schmidt heads to hospital after win

first_img Ireland opened their autumn series by seeing off South Africa 29-15, before fielding a largely second-string outfit that eased past Georgia 49-7. Simon Zebo and Tommy Bowe claimed tries as Ireland raced into a 17-0 lead against Australia in Dublin on Saturday. The visitors hit back through Nick Phipps’ brace and a further try for Bernard Foley, only for Ireland to fend off a second-half onslaught and grind their way to victory. At the final whistle, rather than fulfil usual media and other commitments, Schmidt headed off for further examination with medics offering a tentative appendicitis diagnosis. Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss said boss Schmidt “toughed out the day” in typically understated fashion. “He’s just going to be assessed; he’s had some pretty bad stomach pains through the day,” said Kiss. “He toughed out the day in true Joe style, but will now just undergo further tests.” Ireland captain Paul O’Connell said without prior knowledge no one would have realised Schmidt was battling a nasty illness. “Guys were aware he was sick, he was kind of stand-offish, he was worried about passing on anything he had,” said O’Connell. “If you hadn’t have been told, I don’t think anyone would have known.” The former Leinster boss kept his counsel on his illness to guide Ireland to their first autumn Test series clean sweep since 2006. Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) officials confirmed after the match however that Schmidt had required medical attention after feeling unwell all day. Head coach Joe Schmidt gritted his teeth through Ireland’s 26-23 victory over Australia in Dublin, then headed straight for medical tests suffering suspected appendicitis.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Continue reading »

Florida Primary Winners and Losers as Majority Votes by Mail

first_imgThe majority of people voted by mail in the Palm Beach County primary and turnout was close to 25 percent, according to the Supervisor of Elections.There were a lot of COVID-19 precautions at the elections tabulation center in Rivera Beach on Tuesday. But the workers and the vote-counting machines appeared to be working without any problems.About 100 poll workers did not come in, but there were plenty of extra poll workers ready to take their place, Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link said.There were a number of tight races in South Florida. Trayvon Martin’s mom lost a razor-close race for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission. Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert beat Sybrina Fulton by one percent of the vote. It was Fulton’s first political campaign, and she was endorsed by Hillary Clinton. Also falling short, former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel came within 4000 votes of defeating appointed Sheriff Gregory Tony. Tony will face Republican H. Wayne Clark in the general election on November 3rd. Also, firebrand Republican Laura Loomer will face off against incumbent democrat Congresswoman Lois Frankel in November. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartore Link and Sheriff Ric Bradshaw won their races handily.Incumbent Congressmen Brian Mast and Alcee Hastings both won their races. In fact, a trio of incumbent U.S. Representatives who serve parts of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast easily won their respective primaries on Tuesday.DISTRICT 18U.S. Rep. Brian Mast declared victory Tuesday night in the District 18 Republican primary.Mast held a commanding lead over challenger Nick Vessio all evening, and released this statement, in part, to WPTV: “With tonight’s primary victory, I want to say thank you once more for allowing me to fight to represent our community. I will always fight as I did in combat, with every damn thing I have! My time in Congress has been spent working with anybody willing to fight to clean up our waterways, help my fellow veterans, support our neighbor’s recovering from coronavirus, defend seniors and more. In short, my job is fighting all day, every day for all people I have the honor to represent.”SPECIAL COVERAGE: Decision 2020 | Live Election ResultsMast, who took office in 2017, is the incumbent in District 18, which includes parts of Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Stuart, and Jupiter.On the Democratic side, Pam Keith, an attorney and former U.S. Navy lawyer, easily defeated challenger Oz Vasquez.“This is the fourth race she’s run in now, gone out there and said things like, all Republicans are white supremacists. All Republicans are racist. It’s open season on Republicans” Mast said. “The reason that that’s so bad is because the way you have to operate as a representative is that anybody that comes into your office, regardless of what they think or their political party, you gotta do every single thing you can to help them.”“He has a certain approach to how he interacts with Governor DeSantis, how he interacts with Donald Trump,” Keith said. “I think those are things that we can raise and criticize. I am a veteran as well. I served the country that we both love. I have a very different perspective on how to represent veterans.”Keith has received several high-profile endorsements, including former Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.DISTRICT 20U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, who’s currently serving his 14th term in Congress, easily won the District 20 Democratic primary, defeating opponent Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick.Hastings was first elected to Congress in 1992, and released this statement to WPTV: “I am humbled and honored to have once again earned the trust of my fellow Floridians to serve as the Democratic nominee for the 20th Congressional district. I look forward to November’s general election and continuing to fight in the 117th Congress. The next two years will be a defining moment in our nation’s history, and one thing is certain: I am fired up and remain committed to putting everything into this job in service to our community, state, and nation. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all of my supporters. Over the coming months, I will do everything I can to support the Biden/Harris campaign, so that we put our country back on track and reclaim America’s place as a leader on the world stage.”District 20 includes parts of West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.DISTRICT 21Another landslide victory came for U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, who beat opponent Guido Weiss in the District 21 Democratic primary.Frankel, who was first elected to Congress in 2012, previously served as the mayor of West Palm Beach.“Obviously, I’m happy about it. I feel privileged to serve the people of Palm Beach County,” Frankel said. “I am totally focused on trying to help people get relief from this COVID pandemic.”Frankel will take on Laura Loomer in the November election after Loomer won the District 21 Republican primary on Tuesday.Loomer, the self-described “most banned woman on the internet,” has been barred from virtually every social media platform, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft.DISTRICT 22James Pruden will take on U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch in the November election after winning the District 22 Republican primary on Tuesday.Pruden is a retired business law attorney who lives in Parkland.Deutch ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket.District 22 runs from Fort Lauderdale north to Boca Raton and westward to communities in Broward County.Turnout was expected to be close to 25 percent, but the majority of voters, 180,000, cast their vote by a mail-in ballot.“We wanted people to know if you’re nervous and not feeling comfortable, this is a way to be safe, and we do have a lot of people that we know requested a vote-by-mail ballot, and then still went and voted in the polls because it was their safety backup. So, we do know we have a lot of that, but a lot of people obviously sent it in,” Link said.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Virginia Tech looks to extend streak vs Ga. Tech

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Virginia Tech looks to extend streak vs Ga. Tech STEPPING UP: Landers Nolley II is averaging 17.5 points and 5.6 rebounds to lead the way for the Hokies. Tyrece Radford is also a key contributor, producing 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The Yellow Jackets have been led by Moses Wright, who is averaging 12.9 points and 7.2 rebounds.ACC ADVANCEMENT: The Yellow Jackets have scored 69.6 points per game across 11 conference games. That’s an improvement from the 64.7 per game they managed in non-conference play.LOVE FOR LANDERS: Nolley has connected on 36.1 percent of the 158 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 38 over his last five games. He’s also made 79.5 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Georgia Tech is 0-7 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 10-5 when it scores at least 64.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Yellow Jackets have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Hokies. Georgia Tech has 44 assists on 83 field goals (53 percent) across its previous three contests while Virginia Tech has assists on 37 of 71 field goals (52.1 percent) during its past three games.BALL SECURITY: The diligent Virginia Tech offense has turned the ball over on 14.8 percent of its possessions, the fifth-best mark in Division I. 22.3 percent of all Georgia Tech possessions have resulted in a turnover (the Yellow Jackets are ranked 325th, nationally). Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVirginia Tech (14-8, 5-6) vs. Georgia Tech (10-12, 4-7)McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Virginia Tech looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Georgia Tech. Virginia Tech has won by an average of 6 points in its last six wins over the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech’s last win in the series came on March 8, 2014, a 62-51 win. February 3, 2020last_img read more

Continue reading »

Syracuse’s improvement comes from upgraded service game

first_imgMaking a mistake while serving during a Syracuse practice warrants a run. But head coach Leonid Yelin doesn’t punish his players without reason. In fact, he says he doesn’t punish them at all.“Consequences, not punishment,” said Yelin, who has more than 30 years of coaching experience.Syracuse has reaped the rewards of the extra runs, raising its aces per set nearly half an ace more than last year. After a 2016 season in which the Orange finished 7-23 and averaged just 0.796 aces per set — tied for 324th out of 329 Division I teams — Syracuse is off to a 9-6 start, in large part due to its improved rate of aces.The Orange sits at 1.25 aces per set, with 70 in 56 sets. That’s just 20 fewer aces than it accumulated last year, in 113 sets.“If you’re serving easy, it becomes really difficult for you to play defense right after that,” associate head coach Erin Little said. “It’s huge. If you can serve strong and put a lot of pressure on a team, you’re going to keep the momentum on your side.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“But if you get a huge point and then you follow it up with an easy serve, they’re going to crush it right back in your face, and the momentum keeps going back and forth.”Syracuse is 6-0 this season when it has more aces than opponents. One of the Orange’s three wins this year while being out-served occurred last week in its conference opener against Boston College. To improve on its 6-14 conference record last season, SU will have to replicate the same serving success.“Having a stronger serve automatically is going to make you a better blocking team, which is naturally one of our strengths,” Little said.It’s been a breakout year for Annie Bozzo, who leads the team in aces (16) and assists (326) after serving as a backup last year. The setter hasn’t always been a great server, though. Increased attentiveness in practice and a change in style has led to Bozzo’s success.“I came in a little unsure and nervous, and now I’m much more confident,” Bozzo said, “and I actually went from a top spin to a float serve back to a top spin, so it’s just all changing every day.”She explained that the team practices serving for 15 minutes each day. Bozzo said she takes pride in controlling the service game.The development across the board of the team’s service game has been a significant part of the Orange’s improvement this year. It’s been thanks in part to the simple changes implemented in practice. Missing a serve means two laps around the court, Kendra Lukacs said.In 56 sets this year, Lukacs, a sophomore outside hitter, has tallied 11 aces, the same total she notched last year in 96 sets.“I think that if you got a tough-serving team, everything else can almost come secondary to that,” Lukacs said. Comments Published on September 24, 2017 at 11:31 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Continue reading »