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Wellesley gets drilling permit for well 6204/11-3 in production licence 829

first_imgWell 6204/11-3 will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility in position 62° 3’ 52.058” N and 04° 22’ 10.418” E Map showing well 6204/11-3. (Credit: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate) The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6204/11-3, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 6204/11-3 will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility in position 62° 3’ 52.058” N and 04° 22’ 10.418” E. The rig is currently at the shipyard in Kvinesdal.The drilling programme for well 6204/11-3 relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 829. Wellesley Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60 per cent. The other licensees are Equinor Energy AS (20 per cent) and Petoro AS (20 per cent).The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 6204/7, 8, 10 and 11. The well will be drilled about 65 kilometres north-northeast of the Peon discovery and about 100 km southwest of Ålesund.Production licence 829 was awarded on 5 February 2016 (APA2015). This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the licence.The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Ancelotti accused of tax evasion in Spain

first_img The charge concerns revenue from image rights during his time in La Liga as manager of Real Madrid in 2014-15.Advertisement According to the BBC, the Madrid Community Prosecutor’s office claims Ancelotti concealed revenues “intending to avoid his tax duties towards the public treasury with no justification”. read also: Ancelotti: Why coaching Zidane was unique The 61-year-old Italian has yet to respond to the charge. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is in hot water in Spain after being accused by prosecutors of not paying around €1m in taxes. Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

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SA vendors prepare for World Cup

first_imgInformal traders such as these are gearing up to take advantage of the business opportunities offered by the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library.)Informal traders are learning foreign languages in preparation for the thousands of visitors from all over the world expected during this year’s Fifa spectacular.Thulani Mabhena arrives early to secure his spot and start laying out his merchandise outside the Hector Peterson Museum, in Orlando West, Soweto South Africa’s biggest township. “Bonjour ma soeur [Hello my sister],” he says to a lady passing by rushing to catch a taxi to work. “Bonjour Thulas [Hello Thulas],” said the woman. “Comment allez-vous ma soeur? [How are you my sister?],” replies Mabena with a bright smile.Mabhena, or Thulas as he is affectionately known, has been practising French for the past four weeks. “I’m getting really good at the language now. By the time the foreign visitors arrive here for the World Cup in June I’ll be brilliant. This will make them feel welcome, and hopefully they will purchase a few items amidst all the excitement,” he said.Thulas uses a French book he got from a friend to learn French. He focuses on learning basic phrases, such as greetings, and simple terms to explain and negotiate prices and make sales. “I mainly started learning French because I realise how popular Soweto is, particularly this historical area. Many tourists come here all year round. I suspect during the World Cup there will be even more tours to this area.”The museum is on Khumalo Street and is a commemoration of the 16 June 1976 Soweto Uprising. Thousands of students took to the streets to protest against being taught in Afrikaans at schools, as dictated by the Afrikaans medium decree. Hector Peterson was one of the hundreds of children who were killed when police responded to the protestors with teargas and live bullets.The historic museum is a short distance from where police opened fire on students. It takes visitors on a journey through the build-up to the youth rebellion, the events of the day and its tragic end result.Tourists visit Soweto all year round, taking tours to historic sites such as the Hector Peterson Museum. This makes it a hot spot for vendors selling South African arts and crafts, and other memorabilia.Thulas sells handmade, beaded leather shoes, shirts, hats, wooden bangles, wooden wine glasses, handmade painted tablecloths, calabashes, small sculptures of elephants and rhinos, key holders, and other craft painted with South African flag colours.“I’m not the only person selling here as you can see. I want to put myself a step ahead of the pack. The other vendors here can’t speak French. Who do you think the tourist will want to buy from – the guy speaking a language they can’t understand, or the one that speaks their language?”Serving SA on a hot plateAbout 10 Kilometres east of the museum lies Soccer City the largest stadium in Africa and the flagship venue for the Soccer World Cup 2010. The stadium can seat 80 000 people and will be hosting both the opening match and the final.Ntabiseng Molefe is cooking up a storm with her friend Lufuno Mgomane. They dance and sing along to traditional Mozambican music coming from a small CD player. “Bom dia Senhor [Good morning Sir],” they say in unison as a gentlemen approaches them to enquire about the price for one plate of food. The gentlemen speaks to them in Portuguese and they reply in Portuguese, checking their notebooks every now and then to make sure they get each phrase right.They make a successful sale and break into uncontrollable laughter from excitement as the man walks off with his plate of steamy tripe and pap (Afrikaans for stiff porridge) singing and bopping his head to the sounds of the Mozambican music in the background. “We did it amigo [friend],” said Molefe.Mgomane and Molefe have been learning Portuguese from their neighbours and construction workers working in the area who come from Mozambique. “We sell food here which is just a few kilometres from the stadium. Tourists will pass us here on the way to the stadium. They will smell our lovely South African food and want to taste it. Then we will charm them with our Portuguese. We’ll be selling endless plates.”The two ladies say they chose Portuguese because they believe it’s more universal in ‘football world.’ “The Brazilians are the most popular team and the Spanish team and they can both speak and understand it. Many African countries speak it too. In football world I think most people can speak or understand some Portuguese,” said Mgomane.Molefe says they are keen to be part of the big event and want to interact with the tourists, football fans and players. By learning the language, they believe they are giving themselves a good chance in business and in enjoying this once in a lifetime experience. “I’m sure the players will also drive past here touring or on the way to the stadium for games. They will hear the music and us speaking their language. I’m sure they will give us their autographs and say hello,” she said.“Tourists might also get lost on the way to the stadium and they always ask the people on the streets for directions. Imagine how welcome and safe they will feel when we respond to them in their own language. The music helps to create a vibe too and draw people’s attention. It will make tourists stop and dance for a while, the smell will catch them, and we will make big sales. ”Mgomane agrees. “We are determined to sell this country of ours. With every sale we make we will serve South Africa to the tourists. They will remember the warmth of the pap, and the people of this country.”Vendors key to tourism attractionThe Durban police station has set up classrooms where vendors can learn French. A young woman who recently finished her French degree has been giving classes to vendors who work along the beachfront where most of the city’s top hotels are located.The classes have been going on for the past two months, and take place three times a week.Durban will host seven World Cup matches and expects 100 000 visitors during the tournament. The city wants to ensure that vendors benefit from the influx of visitors.The vendors will not be allowed in areas managed by Fifa, including the stadiums, where only official World Cup partners such as Coca-cola and Budweiser are allowed to sell their products.To insure the traders are still able to benefit from the event, three new markets are being built to house 500 stalls along the beachfront.“Informal traders are a key tourism attraction,” said Vumi Mchunu, the city’s coastal areas manager“It is important for them to know other languages in order to interact with their customers clearly during the World Cup,” she said.Though many vendors in South Africa have little education, some battling to speak English one of the country’s official languages. They are enthusiastic about learning a new language, hoping it can boost their growth and their small business.last_img read more

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Canada’s excitement builds as Raptors on brink of NBA crown

first_img(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 7, 2019, Toronto Raptors fans cheers as they gather to watch Game 4 of the NBA Finals series outside Scotiabank Arena at ‘Jurassic Park’ in Toronto, Canada. – An NBA crown for the Toronto Raptors would bring basketball’s legacy full circle for Canada, celebrating its deep roots as birthplace of the sport’s inventor, James Naismith, and site of the first NBA game in Toronto in 1946, with the New York Knicks beating the Toronto Huskies 68-66. (Photo by Cole Burston / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)With the Toronto Raptors on the brink of a historic NBA title, excitement is building across Canada ahead of Monday’s potentially decisive fifth game of the NBA Finals.Two road victories gave the Raptors a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series against the defending champion Golden State Warriors and they can become the first NBA champions from outside the United States with a triumph Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew A team whose motto is “We The North” might need a change to “We The Champs” if the Raptors win the first crown in their 24-year history and dethrone a dynasty seeking a third consecutive crown and a fourth in five seasons.Some Raptors supporters have been lining up and camping out all weekend to get into the “Jurassic Park” outdoor watch party area over three blocks on the west side of Scotiabank Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ve been embracing it this whole time,” Raptors star Kawhi Leonard said. “Just enjoying the support and the energy they’re bringing to the team.”Similar outdoor big screen viewing parties on the Atlantic Coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the western plains in Regina, Saskatchewan, were featured on NBA telecasts. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES Streets around the arena will be closed early Monday as security tightens around the event.Cheers of “Let’s Go Raptors” echoed across the course at the PGA Canadian Open, where winner Rory McIlroy could not even get to his trophy before a fan had thrown him a Raptors jersey.It’s the biggest sporting excitement for a Toronto team since the 1992 and 1993 World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays.And while nothing will overtake the love of ice hockey as an iconic part of Canadian culture, there hasn’t been a Canadian winner of the Stanley Cup since the 1993 Montreal Canadiens.The passionate support for the Raptors, signs in windows and people in jerseys across Toronto, is a stark contrast to the level keel and matter-of-fact attitude the players have kept as they refuse to celebrate before reaching the goal of a title.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Locals to the rescue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We know it’s a big deal and we know that it means a lot to the country,” said Raptors forward Pascal Siakam of Cameroon. “What helped us is just staying together and understanding our goal and just focusing on the game. The rest, you can’t control that.“We got to focus on the game. We can’t think about the big picture of everything, so that’s what we’re going to try to do every time we’re out there on the floor.”Still, Raptors center Marc Gasol, a Spaniard, says the team is able to get a boost from the emotional energy supporters have been sending for months.“It’s a good feeling. That kind of excitement, it’s a positive energy,” Gasol said. “Everyone has bumps and bruises and has some active issue physically, so that encouragement and that passion makes you feel a little better.”‘Still got work to do’Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is thrilled the team can evoke such emotion and devotion, but it’s not something the Raptors can let themselves enjoy yet.“I understand where they’re coming from,” Lowry said. “We want them to be excited. We want them to be happy. We want them to be energetic. But we still got work to do.”Raptors guard Danny Green says a healthy respect for the Warriors, who are the first team in more than half a century to play in a fifth consecutive final, keeps players from losing their cool.“It comes with experience. It comes with IQ,” Green said. “It comes with knowing that we haven’t accomplished anything yet.“It comes with appropriate fear of knowing what that team is capable of.” Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

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