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Ghana: Bumi Armada in FPSO JV

first_imgMalaysia’s Bumi Armada and India’s Shapoorji Pallonji Oil & Gas have established a joint venture company in Ghana.The Joint Venture named Bumi Armada Shapoorji Pallonji Ghana Limited (“BASPG”), was established on June 5, 2017, in Ghana, and it received the certificate of incorporation June 10, 2017.The two companies have joined forces hoping to combine their respective capabilities and expertise in „with the intention of ultimately securing the award of a floating, production, storage and offloading (“FPSO”) project in Ghana.”“The JV arrangement will enable the Bumi Armada Group to expand and carry out its business, as well as mitigate its financial and project risk exposure in respect of any FPSO project awarded, by leveraging on the parties’ strong history and experience in fabrication and construction related activities and the local experience,” Bumi Armada said.last_img read more

Clippers defeat Grizzlies 94-92 in Matt Barnes’ return

first_img“I shot it, I said, ‘Listen, if that doesn’t go in, go bury my head in a hole,’ “ Redick said. “Like, there’s no way that’s not going in.”It was a sloppy game, to be sure, with the Clippers committing 18 turnovers and the Grizzlies 14. But the Clippers emerged victorious, and that’s all Jordan cared about.“Being able to finish the game shows our maturity,” he said. “I don’t think we would have won this game a few years ago.”Barnes has been missed. Clippers guard Austin Rivers, for example, could not say enough about how Barnes made him feel when he (Rivers) was traded to the Clippers in January, becoming the first in NBA history to play for a head coach who was also his father. That alone was enormous pressure.The younger Rivers played poorly in his first game with the Clippers, going 0 for 4 from the field in a loss to Cleveland. Barnes was there for him.“After that game I was like, ‘Man, this is terrible,’” Rivers said. “Matt came up to me and is like, ‘Man, we’re with you, relax, you’re going to get it. It’ll take time.’ Matt was the first one to tell me that and was with me the whole way.“Once I got my rhythm and started playing well with the Clippers, he acted the same way, like, ‘I told you.’ He’s an emotional guy and he says things. But people don’t give Matt the credit he is as a person. Matt’s actually a really great guy, man. Great teammate.”Barnes smiled when reminded of that.“This is a cold world, man,” said Barnes, who received a nice ovation when he entered the game at 2:35 of the first quarter. “People think we’re blessed, but there is a lot of turmoil that comes with it. So being traded and moving teams, it’s difficult for us. Especially when you have family.“So it’s just to let guys know, you know, Austin was new to our team. We let him know last year we had his back and we had everything he needed and guys on this (Memphis) team have done that for me. It’s just stuff certain people do and certain people have in them to just try to make people feel comfortable.”Even coach Doc Rivers, who as president of basketball operations was the one responsible for Barnes’ departure, noticed.“Well, I thought that’s what Matt did well,” he said.The elder Rivers misses something else about Barnes, who was traded to Charlotte, which then traded Barnes to Memphis.“On the floor, I thought he was a great instigator,” the elder Rivers said. “And I still think that’s an underrated asset in our league. Not the dirty stuff, but he had an ability to get under people’s skin and that’s not a bad thing.“And I thought he was a great cutter. I think we do miss that a little bit. I thought, especially playing with the starters, Matt knew where to go.”Barnes, 35, admitted that both his career and life have been a roller-coaster ride. It was only last month he was in a physical altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who is in a relationship with Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan.But all and all, Barnes is good.“Considering this is the team the Clippers always used to go to war with in the playoffs, to be traded and end up in Memphis where I still have a chance to win, that was absolutely a blessing,” said Barnes, who smiled when he told reporters Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had been “talking trash” to him via text. “I’m still trying to find my way around the team a little bit and my way around the city. But besides that, I’m happy.” Up next for the Clippers are the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday in Dallas. The crowd there figures to be about as hostile as the Clippers will see this season because of Jordan reneging on a verbal agreement to sign with the Mavericks, then re-signing with the Clippers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Matt Barnes sat in a locker room at Staples Center on Monday evening. He was in enemy territory, wearing a Memphis Grizzlies uniform after having played the previous three seasons with the Clippers, who traded him away during the off-season.“It’s bittersweet,” Barnes said before his new team was defeated 94-92 by the Clippers before 19,060 at Staples Center. “I had a lot of good times here. L.A.’s home, but I’m in Memphis now, so I’m excited about getting the opportunity to play against my former teammates.”The teams were tied 46-46 at halftime, and the Clippers led 70-66 heading into the fourth quarter after a 3-pointer by Jamal Crawford at the third-quarter buzzer.Blake Griffin led the Clippers (5-2) with 24 points and 12 rebounds. J.J. Redick scored 16 points and made a huge 3-pointer to give the Clippers the lead for good at 87-86 with 55.1 seconds to play. Redick also made three free throws with 13.3 seconds left for a 90-86 L.A. cushion. Chris Paul scored 14 points and got both poked and smacked in the eye. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, and Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers scored 13 and nine off the bench, respectively.center_img Paul missed Saturday’s game against Houston with a strained groin. He played nearly 33 minutes Monday and afterward said, “It’s feeling a little bit better.”Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies (3-5) with 26 points and nine rebounds, Marc Gasol scored 18, Mike Conley had 16 and Barnes scored eight points — all in the fourth quarter. Barnes also had six rebounds, two steals and two blocks.Gasol could have tied the game with 3.5 seconds left, but he missed the second of two free throws.“It wasn’t a hard situation,” he said. “I just overthought the free throw.”Redick’s 3-pointer and free throws during a 42-second span after the Clippers had fallen behind were as big as they get. Redick was 1 of 5 from 3-point range prior to making the one that really counted.last_img read more

Few More Days Until Sarajevo Grand Prix

first_imgThere is only a little left for application at Sarajevo Grand Prix. All those who did not apply yet, can apply for free at www.sarajevograndprix.com and with the application you might have the chance of winning one of 4.000 prizes, announced organizers.In addition to helmets, tires, prize fund increases every day. All those who have applied, should be the latest on Sunday, 22 June, at 10:00, in East Sarajevo to take numbers and shirts for bicycle riding.The official departure is at 11:00, in front of City Assembly in East Sarajevo.Many famous people have supported Sarajevo Grand Prix, among which are the women band The Frajle.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Ahead of her World Cru

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAhead of her World Cruise 2019, Silver Whisper is preparing to undergo a refurbishment. Between 8-19 December 2018, Silver Whisper will go into dry dock in Freeport in the Bahamas, for improvements that will further increase the already excellent level of guest satisfaction.This announcement follows the opening of sales for Silversea’s pioneering 140-day World Cruise 2020, which will see Silver Whisper travel to all seven continents, including Antarctica.Guests aboard Silver Whisper will benefit from a broad-ranging set of enhancements. Skilled craftspeople will invigorate many of the ship’s public areas, both inside and out, with a fresh décor, including a revamp of all guest suites. The ship’s latest enhancements will be implemented with a similar stylistic motif to the recently delivered Silver Muse, Silversea’s flagship, and Silver Spirit, which is currently undergoing a significant renovation.  Inside Silver Whisper new carpets will be laid in the hallways, main restaurant, casino, card/conference room, main bar and in the theatre. The main restaurant will undergo a full upgrade, bringing it to an exceptional standard, while Le Dame, another sophisticated dining space, will benefit from new soft furnishings and a polished floor. The casino and card/conference room will have the soft furnishings refreshed and new furniture.  The Zagara Spa, which was recently introduced to Silver Whisper following its success aboard Silver Muse, will receive an added level of luxury, complete with new furniture and equipment. In the ship’s gym, new state-of-the-art machinery will be installed to optimise the offering of onboard wellness facilities. Guest accommodation will be improved in line with the design of Silver Muse to ensure that ultimate comfort is delivered to travellers. Nine Terrace Suites on deck five will be transformed into Veranda Suites, offering guests enhanced privacy with their own outdoor retreat. In addition, 40” flat screen televisions, loaded with innovative interactive media systems, will advance the insuite entertainment options. All bathrooms will be revitalised with polished granite surfaces. Outside, storage space for Zodiac boats and a crane will be installed, in preparation for the addition of these nimble motorboats ahead of the World Cruise 2020. As a result, guests travelling aboard Silver Whisper for the World Cruise 2020 will have further opportunities to access remote locations and travel deeper when visiting destinations on this itinerary.From the selection of entertainment available in guest suites to the assigned scents of each space, every aspect of the refurbishment project has been conceived with guest comfort in mind. Silver Whisper’s background music will also undergo a transformation, which will see Silversea partner with Radiopark, a specialist supplier of mood music, in order to enhance the onboard atmosphere.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more