Monadelphous to support TechnipFMC in Prelude FLNG hook-up work

first_imgEngineering company Monadelphous has been awarded a number of new work packages with a combined value of approximately $55 million, including work on the Shell-operated Prelude FLNG project off Australia. In an update on Wednesday, the company said it has been awarded a contract for piping modification and fabrication for Technip Oceania Pty Ltd (TechnipFMC) on the hook-up and commissioning phase of Shell Australia’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas project in the Browse Basin, approximately 475 kilometers north-northeast of Broome, in Western Australia.The Prelude FLNG, the world’s largest offshore facility, in late June left the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea in late June heading to its offshore location in Australia.Once at location, the 488-meter-long-hull facility built by the Technip-Samsung consortium will be moored and connected to the undersea infrastructure and the whole production system commissioned.In addition to Prelude work, Monadelphous has also been awarded a contract for work on the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project located in the South Gobi region of Mongolia. Its renewable energy business, Zenviron, has been awarded a contract, in consortium with Vestas – Australian Wind Technology, to provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 54 MW Salt Creek Wind Farm for Tilt Renewables.“The diverse nature of these contract awards underlines the success of the company’s markets and growth strategy,” Monadelphous Managing Director Rob Velletri said.last_img read more

Bowers gasses up, sweeps Sunflower Classic Weekend

first_imgSteven Bowers Jr. motored to both $1,000 IMCA Modified feature wins at RPM Speedway’s Sunflower Classic special. (Photo by Carl Larson)HAYS, Kan. (March 24-25) – The guy who ran out of gas on the way to the track for practice was the same IMCA Modified driver who ran away from everybody both nights of RPM Speedway’s Sunflower Classic.Steven Bowers Jr. topped $1,000 to win features Friday and Saturday at Hays and afterwards could laugh about the needle hitting empty on Thursday, half a mile from the gas station in Junction City.“I thought that night might have thrown a curve ball into the weekend. It was not a good way to start,” said Bowers, who made it to the pumps after friend who’d been waiting at the station delivered a can of gas. “But it turned out awesome. It was one of those deals where we would have been happy with a top five but came out with back-to-back wins.”The defending Kansas state champion and already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Bowers started sixth, passed Cody Gearhart for the lead on the second circuit and led to the finish of Friday’s caution-free 25-lapper.The two pill was the last one left for Bowers after his heat on Saturday. He led the last 21 times around the track to complete the weekend sweep in his homebuilt SB ride.“I knew this car was fast. We won a couple races late last year and found some speed there,” said Bowers, already planning his vacation at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “We’re a lower budget team and we knew what we needed to do to get ready for this year. We did some tinkering during the off-season and focused on our shock package.”His tinkering from Friday to Saturday was minimal. The only change Bowers made during his $2,000 weekend was a new right rear tire for night two.Gearhart ended as Friday’s runner-up and Clay Money was third. John Hansen and Tyler Frye rounded out the Saturday top three.Mike Nichols and Casey Woken were IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winners.Nichols’ career seventh Sunflower Classic victory came on Friday ahead of Jason Rogers and Angel Munoz. Woken topped the Saturday show with Nichols of Justin Bussell behind.Joining Bowers with wins on both nights of the Sunflower Classic were Dustin Daniels in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Brady Bencken in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Dillon Richards in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Also a double winner at last year’s event, Daniels led Dakota Sproul and Robbie Conway across the stripe on opening night. Blaine Walt was second and Rodger Peck third on Saturday.Zach Olmstead was the runner-up to Bencken both nights. Brendon Stigge was third on Friday while Colton Pfeifer rounded out the top three the next night.Richards outran Zach Bohlmeyer and David Norquest on Friday. Bohlmeyer was second again on Saturday while Richard Crow ended in third.March 24 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Steven Bowers Jr.; 2. Cody Gearhart; 3. Clay Money; 4. Dylan Sherfick; 5. Tyler Frye; 6. Eddie Belec; 7. Anthony Roth; 8. John Hansen; 9. Marlyn Seidler; 10. Corey Burch; 11. Spencer Wilson; 12. Jeremy Frenier; 13. Daniel Gottschalk; 14. Jimmy Reeves; 15. Josh Blumer; 16. Greg Gustus; 17. John Burrow; 18. Nick Link; 19. Tanner Black; 20. Kyle Rohleder; 21. Marty Clark; 22. Tim Watts; 23. Jordy Nelson; 24. David Murray Jr.Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols; 2. Jason Rogers; 3. Angel Munoz; 4. Nick Tubbs; 5. Chad Sterling; 6. Justin Bussell; 7. Jason Davis; 8. Jim Powell Jr.; 9. Chris Heim; 10. Dan Nelson; 11. Kyle Clough; 12. Casey Woken; 13. Kyle Pfeifer; 14. Tyler Tipton; 15. Shaylon Holloway; 16. Tanner Portenier; 17. Alvie Christofferson; 18. Colin Heim; 19. Kevin Wagoner; 20. Josh Schweitzer; 21. Don Schweitzer; 22. B.J. Wagoner; 23. Perry Misner; 24. Cody Zimmerman.Northern SportMods – 1. Dustin Daniels; 2. Dakota Sproul; 3. Robbie Conway; 4. Trenton Kleweno; 5. Kelsy Hayes; 6. Dillon Schultz; 7. Rodger Peck; 8. Ryan Moser; 9. Brian Cross; 10. Adam Weber; 11. Tony Dugan; 12. Tony Schultz; 13. Pat Bedore; 14. Steven Lewis; 15. Tracy Holloway; 16. Mike LeMay; 17. Dan Lauer; 18. Jeremy Couse; 19. Mitch Boesel; 20. Zach Schultz; 21. Ricky Saunders; 22. Blaine Walt; 23. Tanner Portenier; 24. Kolton Vogel.Hobby Stocks – 1. Brady Bencken; 2. Zach Olmstead; 3. Brendon Stigge; 4. Kurt Hansen; 5. Shay Simoneau; 6. Colton Pfeifer; 7. Reagan Sellard; 8. Cody Williams; 9. Jamie Songer; 10. Wade Wagenblast; 11. Steve Shepard; 12. Eric Cross; 13. Josh Barnhart; 14. Nick Ronnebaum; 15. Spencer Hilbrink; 16. Shawn Weigel; 17. Brian Stich; 18. Shad Cooper; 19. Tanner Jones; 20. Kirk Karst; 21. Lyle Russell; 22. Joel Dix; 23. Robert Leonard; 24. Kirk Pfannenstiel; 25. Calvin Davis; 26. Michael SmithSport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards; 2. Zach Bohlmeyer; 3. David Norquest; 4. Richard Crow; 5. Billy Turner; 6. Brooke Russell; 7. Art Herzog; 8. Kiowa Higdon; 9. Shalanda Smith; 10. Tom Bouchey; 11. Jakob Schwien; 12. Brandon Wise; 13. Andrew Soderland; 14. Bailey Trostle; 15. Monte Honas; 16. Andrew Burg; 17. Kyle Benoit; 18. Brandon Merriman.March 25 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Bowers; 2. Hansen; 3. Frye; 4. Money; 5. Belec; 6. Frenier; 7. Sherfick; 8. Rohleder; 9. Roth; 10. Corey Lagroon; 11. Gearhart; 12. Corey Cox; 13. Wilson; 14. Bill Brack; 15. Mike Petersilie; 16. Seidler; 17. Murray; 18. Watts; 19. Gustus; 20. Clay Sellard; 21. Tyler Sutton; 22. Link; 23. Blumer; 24. Jeremy Zorn.Stock Cars – 1. Woken; 2. Nichols; 3. Bussell; 4. Munoz; 5. Tipton; 6. Sterling; 7. Pfeifer; 8. Tubbs; 9. Rogers; 10. B.J. Wagoner; 11. Nelson; 12. Nolan Remus; 13. Heim; 14. Clough; 15. Jason Schoenberger; 16. Holloway; 17. Mark Zorn; 18. Powell; 19. Misner; 20. Davis; 21. Christofferson; 22. Heim; 23. Josh Schweitzer; 24. Michael Pepper.Northern SportMods – 1. Daniels; 2. Walt; 3. Peck; 4. Hayes; 5. Holloway; 6. Jacob Olmstead; 7. Conway; 8. Portenier; 9. Jacob Fehler; 10. Tyler Watts; 11. C.J. Pfannenstiel; 12. Boesel; 13. Kleweno; 14. Tony Schultz; 15. Dugan; 16. Dillon Schultz; 17. Cody Pancake; 18. Vogel; 19. Lewis; 20. Bedore; 21. Lauer; 22. Brett Berry; 23. Sproul; 24. Weber.Hobby Stocks – 1. Bencken; 2. Olmstead; 3. Pfeifer; 4. Songer; 5. Leonard; 6. Duane Wahrman; 7. Stigge; 8. Simoneau; 9. Ronnebaum; 10. Cross; 11. Hansen; 12. Eric Stanton; 13. Wagenblast; 14. Stich; 15. Jones; 16. Roger Garrison; 17. Shepard; 18. Barnhart; 19. Russell; 20. Karst; 21. Dix; 22. Williams; 23. Shawn Slezak; 24. Sellard.Sport Compacts – 1. Richards; 2. Bohlmeyer; 3. Crow; 4. John Martinez; 5. Wise; 6. Honas; 7. Schwien; 8. Turner; 9. Shawn Heir; 10. Smith; 11. Bouchey; 12. Herzog; 13. Higdon; 14. Russell; 15. Trostle; 16. Jeffrey Scott; 17. Tyler Thompson; 18. Norquest; 19. Tyler Plumisto; 20. Benoit; 21. Merriman; 22. Soderland; 23. Joshua Young; 24. Jason Troyer.last_img read more

Ghana starts Afcon as Africa’s 4th-best ranked side

first_imgGhana will begin the New Year and the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as the continent’s fourth-best ranked team.The Black Stars are 4th in the African placements – just like they finished the previous year – in the first edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday.Having moved up four places, the Black Stars now have an accumulated point build up of 788, thus 11 more points from the previous ranking and they are behind Ivory Coast, Algeria and Mali in that order.In the world ranking, the Black Stars are now positioned at 26th from the previous 30th position.World champions, Spain, start the year as the number one side ahead of Germany and Argentina.FIFA says only 46 matches were included in the Ranking since the last ranking in December. And 18 of the games took place in 2012, with the remaining 28 being played in the first half of January 2013.last_img read more

Lovely Locks Will Be Shaved When Home Instead Senior Care Team…

first_imgSubmitted by Shane Hedberg for Home Instead Senior CareMost of us, if not all, are willing to physically protect a child should the need arise. Our sad reality, however, is that not everything that threatens children is something that can be physically fended off. Once every three minutes, a parent is told that their child has cancer; it’s an experience that no one can imagine, and no one should have to go through. From that moment on the child is no longer a mere child, but a gladiator in a fight for their life.Childhood cancer is a tragedy for everyone it touches, and it touches more people than you might think. In spite of the horrors of the illness, however, little cancer research is geared directly with children in mind. In the face of overwhelming odds, we are lucky to have the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has pledged to help end the fight against childhood cancer by funding research not only specifically geared toward children, but also geared toward saving their lifelong health from being damaged by the treatments. And luckily for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, they have four new warriors on their side this year.At the Home Instead Senior Care office in Olympia are four women who have pledged to raise $4,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Rock, Paper, Scissors fundraiser on June 8th in Seattle. For the privilege of receiving your donations Michelle, Andrea, Carlena, and Jennifer will shave their heads. Why? Because they all agree that in the face of childhood cancer, hair is entirely meaningless.To assist with these noble ladies’ endeavor, donations can be made through this group or in person at the office located at 1217 Cooper Pt Rd. SW Ste. 8. If you have questions, you can call Jennifer at 360-570-0049 ex. 107. For updates you can visit the South Sound Home Instead Senior Care Facebook page.ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING STAFF:Carlena ElliottAge: 27I recently had a friend who’s young niece Sadie-Lynn lost her fight to a very rare form of brain cancer known as AT/RT (Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor).  I have two small children and like any parent would be devastated if a tragedy like childhood cancer presented itself to my kids. After learning about Sadie and the Sadie’s Fight Foundation I became passionate about helping to find cures for childhood cancers. St. Baldricks like Sadie’s Fight is an incredible non-profit organization and I am happy to be taking part of something so big with a team of girls so great.Jennifer McCleesAge: 28I was born and raised in Tumwater, WA.  I am married to Dave McClees and I have 3 kids: Brady (7), Aspen (5) and Porter (1).  My father is a 2-time cancer survivor and I have lost people close to me to cancer.  Having three kids of my own and having been affected by cancer, I want to do everything I can to raise awareness and help find a cure.  Shaving my head is the least I can do to help.  One of my favorite quotes: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret MeadMichelle WebbAge: 26Reason why: Why wouldn’t you commit to such a great cause? Raising funds and awareness to support childhood cancer research is a worthy reason itself, but for me personally being able to selflessly give in support of all children and their families going through such a tremendous struggle is reason enough for me.Andrea GarnerAge: 25My name is Andrea Garner and I’m married to Shane Hedberg. Our family has been affected by cancer in many different forms, all of which hold their own tragedies and stories of absolute triumph. When I was approached and asked to fund raise and shave my head in support of childhood cancer research, there was no hesitation. I’m looking forward to the journey and the eradication of these diseases. Facebook38Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Quickly Export Still Images from Final Cut Pro X En Masse

first_imgA new FREE app supercharges still image exports out of Final Cut Pro X.There are many instances when you may need to export out a group of still images from your video editing timeline…maybe you’re pulling reference shots for a future video shoot, your clients want them for promotional use or you want to do some analog-style scene mapping.Previously with Final Cut Pro X this process could be cumbersome and time consuming if you were needing a big batch of stills (you’d have to pick each still frame and export it out individually).However a free app from Santiago, Chile based Orangutan Productions now makes exporting out a big group of still images from FCPX a breeze.Download the FREE fcpxImageExporter app.Add a marker on your video timeline to each frame you’d like a still image of. You can add as many markers as you’d like.Export an XML from FCPX and load it into fcpxImageExporter. Done!Many thanks to for the tip on this super handy app…and to Orangutan Productions for making image export out of FCPX pain-free.See the app in action below:last_img read more

Azhar Ali says Pakistan attack can hurt England in first Test

first_img Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Share via Email That was the sum of Pakistan’s success before lunch but they appeared more focused after the break. Ashraf bowled a lively, aggressive and accurate spell, during which he hit Ateeq Javid on the helmet, and Rahat also improved, but it was Shadab who caught the eye. The smiling teenager once again demonstrated the considerable potential of his variations, having Lewis Hill caught at mid-off and Aadil Ali dropped at cover, as well as a handful of respectable leg-before shouts turned down, though Leicestershire’s batsmen later reported his googly can be picked, both from the hand and because it is bowled with a slightly quicker action.Even so, wickets continued to elude the visitors. Javid went on to a half-century before retiring, and the shadows of the floodlight pylons were extending a long way across the pitch before Abbas had Tom Wells caught in the gully. Even then Tom Taylor hit him for four fours in five balls before the players shook hands.“It’s a team game and everybody will have to play a part,” said Azhar. “As a senior player I need to make sure I do what I can to build a platform so we have enough runs on the board to help the bowlers. It’s never easy to play in England. It’s always challenging but we are prepared to do our best. It’s a big opportunity, especially for the younger players.” … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. England v Pakistan 2018 With Pakistan getting ready for the first Test on Thursday Azhar Ali believes they can take 20 England wickets at Lord’s.The opener, who hit 73 on Saturday, said: “Good bowlers always take advantage of early-summer conditions and we have good bowlers.” He added: “That’s the way we’re thinking. We want to play attacking cricket, we want to take 20 wickets. That’s why we are going with five bowlers and hopefully this side will do well.”Their main strike bowler, Mohammad Amir, was unavailable here, protecting the recurring knee injury which forced him to leave the field in the Test against Ireland last week. But the fact that his fellow opening bowler Mohammad Abbas, who took nine wickets in the Test against Ireland, picked up a solitary victim deep into the evening session while his fellow seamers Rahat Ali and Faheem Ashraf both went wicketless, indicates that the pitch at Lord’s is going to have to have spice in it for there to be a serious possibility of Pakistan bowling England out twice.Accurate and economical they may have been but penetrative they were not and on a flattish track only the leg-spinner Shadab Khan looked able to make inroads.Ali also said Pakistan are likely to be unchanged from their Test victory near Dublin last week.As preparations for their two-Test series against England go, taking three wickets in the first 72 overs against what amounted to a county second XI is unlikely to fill Pakistan with confidence. Yet Ali said: “Overall we’re happy with the preparation we’ve had and hopefully that will transfer to the Tests against England. Amir is fine. He bowled very well against Ireland and in the last couple of days he’s been doing his rehab and also some bowling and he’s quite comfortable.”On a cloudless morning it took the visitors almost an hour and three-quarters to prise out Leicestershire’s young openers, who had brought up the 50 before Shadab had Sam Evans leg-before on the back foot for 22.Harry Dearden had ground his way to 19 off 77 balls when a loose drive at a wide delivery from Saad Ali gave Fakhar Zaman a low catch at backward point. Read more match reports Share on Pinterest Topics Pakistan cricket team Cricket Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Read more Imam-ul-Haq helps Pakistan dash Irish hopes of unlikely win in maiden Testlast_img read more

25 days agoEveryone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcher

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everyone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcherby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Darren Fletcher believes that James Garner is one to watch from the club’s academy.Garner has received significant praise for his performances for the under-23 side so far this season.He is a goalscoring, box to box midfielder who has appeared a level above the others at the under-23 level.And Fletcher believes the 18-year-old is a huge talent who can go all the way.”People talk about the leaders and who is going to help them, which is an important side [to the argument], so it’s a difficult one but I’m sure as the season goes on you’re going to see more of James Garner because he’s top class,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.”I’m surprised he’s not featured so far but by the end of the season I’m sure that people will know who he is without a doubt, if you don’t by now.” last_img read more

Arrests made following attempted ATM thefts

first_imgA short time later the truck was located in Taylor, B.C.The suspects were seen fleeing on foot from the vehicle and arrested. Police Dog Services assisted in locating the passenger hiding in the grass, near the truck.Constable Chad Neustaeter, of the Fort St. John RCMP, says he was glad that nobody was injured during this incident.Douglas Goodings is facing charges of break and enter, flight from police, assaulting a Peace Officer with a weapon, and two counts of failure to comply with recognizance.  The male passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant.Goodings is also facing additional charges for another attempted ATM theft which occurred on April 19 at a gas station at the west side of Fort St. John.Goodings remains in custody to attend court at a later date. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Sunday, April 20, before 5:00 a.m., Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a suspicious pickup truck with a tow rope hanging over the tailgate leaving a gas station on 96A Street.Police attended the scene and observed a smashed window and a broken ATM that was ripped from the wall.Officers made patrols and located the vehicle which then collided with a police vehicle in an effort to flee. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may follow.last_img read more

BJP banks on sitting MP Rao Inderjit Singh for Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: BJP has once again relied on Rao Inderjit Singh for Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency seat. After the BJP announced his name on Saturday, Singh will be hoping to win from the Gurugram seat for the fifth time. Rao Inderjit is the son of Rao Birender Singh who has also won from the Gurugram seat a number of times.In 1998, Rao Inderjit Singh contested from Congress and won. His victory was shortlived as in 1999 he was defeated by Sudha Yadav from BJP who besides being a tall leader of the saffron party is also the widow of Sukhbir Singh Yadav, a martyr in Kargil war. In 2004, Rao Inderjit defeated Sudha Yadav and from thereon he has been winning the Gurugram Lok Sabha seat regularly from Congress and BJP seats. In 2014, Rao Inderjit for the first time fought on BJP ticket and won by more than one lakh votes. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDespite being a prominent leader nationally, Rao Inderjit in the past has not shied away in expressing his displeasure on the workings of the state government. Recently, he disagreed with the state government policy of moving the substantial portion of Aravallis out of the Punjab land and preservation act (PLPA). He has also stated several times that it is the Central government that has played a much greater part in revamping the city’s infrastructure by improving roads and connectivity. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThough Rao Birender Singh and his son have had a formidable record in winning the Ahirwal belt maximum number of times, they have been defeated a few times. After the emergency, Rao Birender Singh of Congress was defeated by lawyer Manohar Lal Saini from Janata Party. Later in 1980 elections, Saini was defeated by Rao Birender Singh. The victorious reign of Rao Birender Singh carried on with huge wins in 1984 and 1989 elections. The tides for Rao Birender Singh changed in 1991 elections when he was defeated by Colonel Ram Singh, a retired Army soldier who had represented India in 1962 and 1965 war with China and Pakistan respectively. Colonel Singh was instrumental in ensuring BJP win for the first time in the belt when he defeated Rao Birender Singh in 1996 General elections. This is for the last time Rao Birender Singh contested in the General elections.last_img read more