Philippines, Vietnam Receive Warships amid China Tension

first_img View post tag: Vietnam View post tag: china View post tag: Naval Philippines, Vietnam Receive Warships amid China Tension View post tag: News by topic The Philippines and Vietnam each received warships Tuesday to beef up their navies as they face tensions with China over disputed islands, r…(sympatico)[mappress]Source: sympatico, August 23, 2011; View post tag: Philippines Back to overview,Home naval-today Philippines, Vietnam Receive Warships amid China Tension View post tag: Tension August 23, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: receive View post tag: Warships Industry news Share this articlelast_img read more

Press release: Employment rate reaches joint record high

Getting a job means securing an income for a family and the chance to build a better future. That’s why up and down the country we are doing all we can to help people into work. And from next month, we’ll be taking thousands more people out of paying tax and also increasing the National Living Wage, benefiting those on the lowest pay and making sure they keep more of what they earn. In fact by raising the National Living Wage we have ensured that the lowest earners have seen their wages grow by almost 7% above inflation since 2015. England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 Contact Press Office since 2010, the number of people in employment has increased by around 3.2 million 83.4% of employment is in the private sector, with 16.6% in the public sector the female employment rate is at a record high of 70.9%, with over 15 million women in work – a rise of 234,000 on the year Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Follow DWP on: Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that 402,000 more people have moved into employment in the last year.The unemployment rate (4.3%) has not been lower since 1975, and the number of people out of work is down by 127,000 compared to a year ago.The number of people not working and not looking for work fell by 158,000 on the year. The rate has not been lower since records began. Press Office Since 2010, over 70% of employment growth has been in permanent roles, with around 70% in higher skilled work.Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey said: Today’s figures also show: London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 Read the Labour Market Statistics – March 2018 from the Office for National Statistics. Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA improving the welfare system with Universal Credit, which helps people move into work faster and to stay in work longer than under the old system introducing a modern Industrial strategy to help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK helping people stay in work longer with our Fuller Working Lives strategy, which supports employers to recruit, retrain and retain older workers tackling inequalities in employment highlighted by the Race Disparity Audit, through targeted support in 20 areas around the country and £90 million announced by the Prime Minister to help young people The amount of money people can earn before they start paying income tax will rise in April 2018 from £11,500 to £11,850. From 1 April 2018, the National Living Wage – the minimum paid to employees aged over 25 – will rise from £7.50 an hour to £7.83, equating to a £600 annual pay rise for full-time workers on basic pay.This comes as we have reformed welfare to make work pay, backed businesses to take more people on, and built a stronger, fairer economy.But we want to help even more people benefit from a well-paid job. That’s why we are: Separate figures out today showed that 770,000 people are now on Universal Credit as the rollout of the new benefit continues. Of these, 39% were in employment (300,000). Through Universal Credit, people are keeping more of their earnings as their Universal Credit payment gradually adjusts when their income climbs. Twitter – Facebook – LinkedIn – YouTube – read more

Lancaster resource boost for Hurricane Energy

first_imgUK offshore oil player Hurricane Energy has been given a boost after RPS Energy Consultants released a Competent Person’s Report on Hurricane’s crown jewel – the Lancaster field, West of Shetland.The CPR attributes 2P reserves (the sum of proved and probable reserves) for the first time and details a significant increase in certified contingent resources.The Hurricane-operated Lancaster field is located approximately 100 km west and 105 km north of the closest Shetland and Orkney Islands, respectively, and 170 km north of the Scottish mainland.According to the CPR, best estimate recoverable volumes at Lancaster is 523 million barrels of oil, an increase of 162% compared to the 2013 CPR 2C contingent oil resource figure of 200 million.Furthermore, CPR attributes 2P reserves of 37.3 million barrels of oil attributed to the initial six-year period of the planned Early Production System (“EPS”) at Lancaster.The remaining 484 million barrels are classified as 2C Contingent Resources as ‘Development Unclarified or On Hold’ whilst the EPS assesses full field development potential.Should Hurricane extend the EPS to ten years, 2P reserves volume would rise to 62.1 million barrels. Best estimate of oil in place of over 2.3 billion barrels of oil, an increase of 120% compared to the equivalent 2013 CPR figure.Also, a Net Present Value NPV of $525 million is attributed to the 2P reserves for a six-year EPS at a 10% discount rate.Robert Trice, Chief Executive of Hurricane, commented: “We are delighted to now have independent verification of the highly material uplift in the resources we have at Lancaster. It is also a landmark for Hurricane to have reserves assigned at the field relating to our planned EPS, for which we continue to advance plans, maintaining our target for first oil of H1 2019. We expect to publish CPRs relating to Halifax and Lincoln later in 2017, which we are confident will be a material addition to our already significant resource base.”Lancaster timelineThe Bluewater-owned FPSO Aoka Mizu was selected in November 2016 to be used as the early production system for the Lancaster field. Following the signing, Hurricane and Bluewater started a second phase FEED study, expected to be completed in early 2Q 2017. The unit will be held on location by a turret mooring system. Produced oil will be stored on the FPSO and exported to Shetland via a shuttle tanker.Hurricane plans to start the re-entry and completion of the wells in spring 2018. Installation of both the subsea infrastructure and the FPSO mooring system is then expected to be completed in the second and the third quarters of 2018, prior to the arrival of the FPSO to the field.Installation, hook-up and commissioning of the FPSO is expected to start towards the latter part of this construction period. The first oil is targeted for the middle of 2019, although it is possible it could begin as early as the end of 2018, the operator said.The first phase of the development is planned for a period of six years.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Football News Mohamed Salah, Mane on scoresheet as Liverpool defeat Manchester City by 2-1

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Mohamad Salah and Sadio Mane were the picks of the lot for Liverpool as they came from behind to beat Premier League champions Manchester City 2-1 in the International Champions Cup friendly match.Mane converted a penalty to hand Liverpool a win deep into the stoppage time and gave the Merseyside club a morale-boosting win over a youngster-filled City team.”Our players were incredible for 75 minutes. I’m so so proud. But the last 15 minutes we were tired and our quality died. They deserved to score more goals in the end,” said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after the full-time whistle.“The second half pleased me, the first half I was not so pleased with, how you can imagine. Pre-season is a really strange period. It’s so important. On the other hand, you constantly play football you don’t want to see because the legs are heavy and it’s really difficult for the boys,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.Both Liverpool and City’s pre-season camp in the United States have been disrupted by the absence of several key players who starred in the FIFA World Cup 2018.However, key players for Liverpool, Salah and Mane reported in time and played their part in Thursday’s clash at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.But, it was the Manchester club who took the lead just after the half-time mark when Premier League’s Young Player of the Year 2017/18 Leroy Sane raced past the Liverpool defence and fired a low shot past Caoimhin Kelleher.Egyptian star Salah came to rescue for The Reds and scored a header to change the scoreline to 1-1.The game seemed like to heading for a draw until Tosin Adarabioyo fouled Dominic Solanke in the penalty area only for the referee to point towards the spot.Senegalese international Sadio Mane stepped up and sent Joe Hart the wrong way to give Jurgen Klopp’s team a 2-1 win. last_img read more

Garnett means more to Celtics than just offense

first_imgIt didn’t take long for the Celtics to show just how much Kevin Garnett means to the defending NBA champions.How so? Well, it only took one game in 2009 for the Celtics to lose a home playoff game. Last year, the Celtics lost only one game at home during the entire playoffs, and that was in the Eastern Conference Finals against Detroit.Oh, and did I mention they were playing the Bulls?Now I’m not one to bash Chicago sports (unless of course the Dodgers are beating up the Cubs), but the No. 7 seed Bulls aren’t really what I would call a spectacular team. Yeah, they have Derrick Rose, but Chicago doesn’t really have much firepower aside from the rookie out of Memphis.With that description, you would expect Chicago to be home early from the postseason. I mean, in the western conference, the Bulls wouldn’t even be in the playoffs to begin with.The Celtics on the other hand, have been among the NBA’s elite teams all season long. Rajon Rondo has developed into an outstanding point guard (even though his jump shot could use a bit of work) and Glen “Big Baby” Davis has been more than serviceable down low.But let’s face it; the “Boston Three Party” doesn’t include either Rondo or Davis. Of course Paul Pierce and Ray Allen are superstars, but without Garnett, they lack the superstar talent to put them over the top of the Cleveland Cavaliers.At this rate though, the Celtics won’t even be making the conference finals, and even though they’ve only played one game, it should be a bit concerning. Not just because Boston lost to a team that clearly isn’t as good as it is, but because down the stretch, the Bulls were able to score at will.Tyrus Thomas nailed jumper after jumper and Rose seemingly toyed with Rondo and drove to the lane without anyone being able to stop him — that’s where the biggest difference lies.Without Garnett, the Lakers beat the Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals. Pau Gasol doesn’t get scared by Kendrick Perkins, and Boston is then relying on Rondo’s 11.9 points per game to make up for KG’s absence.But against every great team, the Celtics will need to stop a slasher like Rose. The Cavaliers (LeBron) and the Lakers (Kobe) — the Celtics’ two biggest opponents — will tear Boston apart if Garnett can’t return (it doesn’t look like he’s going to).Aside from the physical attributes Garnett brings, which are obviously among the best in the NBA, his demeanor on and off the court is something the Celtics can’t play without. I’m not necessarily talking about his point and rebound totals, but rather the way he affects the players around him.For example, take a look at Davis. Earlier this season, Garnett made “Big Baby’s” name a reality, making the 6-foot-9 forward cry on the bench after playing poorly filling in for the Celtics starters. With a 6-foot-11 future hall of famer telling you that you suck, it might prove to be motivational in the future. And what did Davis do for the rest of the season? He worked on his mid-range jump shot and learned how to box out NBA players, earning seven points and four rebounds per game, a very respectable mark for a second-year player off the bench.Now I’m a pacifist, and I know I wouldn’t like someone yelling at me to do my job better, but in the Celtics’ case, that’s just what they need. As long as Pierce has been on the Celtics, he alone has never been able to lead Boston to an NBA title.The first year Garnett came in, he did it. I’m not saying Pierce and Allen don’t want to win a championship, but without Garnett pushing the players to play to their maximum potential, it will be a stretch to see Boston carrying back-to-back titles.However, this mysterious injury might not be all that bad. Who knows? Maybe Garnett will be back to help the Celtics beat the Lakers yet again. First though, they’ll need to get by the Chicago Bulls.But hey, as KG put it last year, “Anything is possible!”Jonah is a sophomore majoring in journalism and Hebrew and Semitic studies. Think Pierce and Allen can lead Boston to another NBA title? Is Garnett really that important to the Celtics? Send your thoughts to [email protected]last_img read more