first_imgThe WA-547-P offshore exploration permit is located in the Northern Carnarvon Basin and is on trend with the Dorado oil discovery Finder Energy secures exploration permit WA-547-P offshore Western Australia. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay.) Australian oil and gas exploration company Finder Energy has secured 100% interest in the offshore exploration permit WA-547-P situated within the prolific North West Shelf oil and gas province offshore Western Australia.The offshore exploration block is located in the Northern Carnarvon Basin and is on trend with the Dorado oil discovery.Currently, Finder holds interests in five permits in the Northern Carnarvon Basin and the company has successfully completed farm-outs of the remaining three to strategic partners, Sapura OMV.The oil and gas company claims to be pivotal in unlocking the resource potential of the basin and also holds a royalty interest in the Dorado Field as well as the surrounding acreage.Finder Energy CEO Damon Neaves said: “Finder is excited about the potential of WA-547-P which was the most competitively bid block in the recent License Round and lies in an area which is attracting significant interest from the industry and will be the most actively explored area in Australia this year.“The acquisition is also complementary with our royalty interest over Dorado and other discoveries in the surrounding acreage.”Finder Energy identified three material oil prospects in WA-547-PThe exploration company said that it has identified three material oil prospects in the WA-547-P offshore exploration block within the Lower Triassic.The three prospects are said to hold a P50 resource potential each in the order of 100mbbls, and a number of other leads within the permit.In addition to WA-547-P, the company currently has farm-out opportunities available on WA-520-P in the Northern Carnarvon Basin.It also has farm-out opportunities on AC/P 45 and AC/P 55 which contain the drill-ready Alpha and Epsilon Oil Prospects as well as the new Zeta play, according to its website.last_img read more

first_imgIn order to enable self-employed accruing a pension at a mandatory sector scheme, the current pensions legislation needs to be adjusted.Peter Borgdorff, director of PFZW, said the scheme is discussing the necessary changes with the ministries of social affairs and finance.He said he had high hopes that the healthcare scheme can carry out the pilot, which is scheduled to start in 2021.The pensions agreement between the government and the social partners includes the intention to create options for “adequate” pensions saving for the self-employed.According to Borgdorff, social affairs’ minister Wouter Koolmees was pleased with the initiative. Dutch healthcare pension fund PFZW said it is developing a pilot to enable self-employed workers in the cultural sector to voluntarily join mandatory industry-wide pension schemes, in order to accrue a regular second-pillar pension.It announced that the initiative had been taken at the request of workers and employers in the cultural sector – where incomes often fluctuate – and that the social partners were involved in the project.The principle is that both the worker and the client pay a 6% pensions contribution to the invoiced amount on a 50/50 basis.At year-end, the pensions contribution is to be converted into pension rights at PFZW.last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The smile was unmistakably Magic Johnson and evoked his excitement at watching a young Lakers team grow. Moments later, Johnson shook his head incredulously over the inexperienced roster’s learning curve.“Fans have to be encouraged, but Lakers fans are tired of losing,” Johnson told Southern California News Group. “We’re trying as Lakers fans to still be patient. But it’s hard. We have to wait some more?”The Lakers have missed the playoffs for three consecutive years, have gone through three coaches and posted the worst record in franchise history each of the past two seasons. That might explain why Johnson had dinner with Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss before the two watched most of the team’s 127-121 loss to the Denver Nuggets together on Tuesday night at Staples Center.Johnson, who hasn’t been listed as a Lakers vice president since last summer, said his dining with Buss has been common in recent years. While Johnson acknowledged he offered his opinions to Buss on the state of the franchise during their latest meeting, he did not provide specifics of what they discussed. Nonetheless, Johnson shared his observations on a Lakers team that opened the season 10-10 but has since lost 21 of 26. While he chalked up part of the Lakers’ strong start to catching opposing teams by surprise, Johnson believes the team has since failed to counter its oppositions’ adjustments.“You see spurts, but now they have to put 48 (minutes) together,” Johnson said. “The problem is we get two good quarters, 2½ and sometimes three. But then we put ourselves behind with one bad quarter. It takes so much energy to get back and it’s just not enough. You have to be (upset).”Johnson watched the Lakers concede 40 first-quarter points to the Nuggets, a reflection of the team’s inability to climb out of the bottom of the NBA in total defense. But unlike past seasons, when he criticized former Lakers coaches Mike Brown (2011-12) and Mike D’Antoni (2012-14) or lamented the team’s lack of talent under former Showtime teammate Byron Scott (2014-16), Johnson sounded intrigued with Lakers coach Luke Walton and the team’s young nucleus.“Luke has designed a really good offense to fit the talent that we have. Everybody can really flourish in his offense,” Johnson said. “He’s put a lot of trust in the young guys. For the young players, you can also see that they trust him.”That includes Lakers second-year point guard D’Angelo Russell, whom Johnson praised for his improved playmaking. Though he has seen Russell emerge as a potential leader, Johnson called on him to put as much zip into that role as he does one of his well-timed passes. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “D’Angelo is so talented. I just hope he steps into a bigger leadership role,” he said. “We need a leader and he has to step into that role as a point guard. What makes every team great is they have that one guy leading the team.”Johnson suspects the 20-year-old Russell has become somewhat hesitant with that responsibility out of respect for the team’s veterans and for the teammates who are in his age range. Russell agreed.“It’s hard; it’s not easy,” Russell said. “I’m trying to communicate and talk with guys as much as possible. I’m trying to figure out how to talk to guys. We’re all young. Figuring it out for everybody is key.”Johnson considers Lakers forward Julius Randle nearly as valuable. He projects the third-year forward, who has 10 double-doubles this season, can become “an All-Star” under one condition.“His upside is high, but he’s got to get the right hand. If he gets the right hand …” Johnson said, trailing off. “He can be unbelievable in this league. He would be unstoppable.”Johnson believes he needs that development to become less predictable, aware Randle frequently goes to his left after trying to convince his defender otherwise.“It means a lot coming from a great like him, especially someone that has worn this uniform before,” Randle said. “It’s all up to me to put the work in and keep getting better.”Johnson has seen the Lakers make strides elsewhere.Johnson called guard Lou Williams, who leads the NBA in bench scoring (17.8 points per game) “a pro’s pro.” Johnson credited guard Jordan Clarkson for accepting a reserve role without complaint and praised rookie forward Brandon Ingram for his steady progression and work ethic before adding that he should play with more assertiveness.After pleading for reserve forward Larry Nance Jr. to “please come back soon” from a bone bruise in his left knee that has kept him out for 14 games, Johnson called Nance the team’s “best defender.” Johnson added that he’s been impressed with rookie center Ivica Zubac for his defense.Johnson reserved the most praise for veteran forward Nick Young. After clashing with Scott over his ineffective play, reduced playing time and public criticisms, Young has averaged 13.7 points on 45 percent shooting as the team’s starting shooting guard.“It’s the best I’ve ever seen him play,” Johnson said of the nine-year NBA veteran. “He’s played both ends of the court and has played smart. He’s played for the team.”The normally talkative Young was initially speechless after hearing those comments.“Magic Johnson? The Magic Johnson? For real?” said Young, a Los Angeles native who starred at USC. “To hear that from the top three greatest player of all time, that’s a confidence booster. I’ve always looked up to Showtime and Magic. For him to even notice that is a blessing.”Johnson has noticed and, unlike in past seasons, he has seen enough from this team to feel more patient than usual.“We’ve seen great spurts where we see what this team is capable of doing,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgHis new club Chelsea still need to play their last 16, second leg, against Bayern Munich having been hammered 3-0 at home in the first leg.However Werner is ineligible, as he was not registered for Chelsea when the second-leg should have taken place in March before games were postponed due to the coronavirus.Werner’s transfer fee of around 60 million euros (£53 million, $67 million) makes him the most expensive German signing from the Bundesliga.Kroesche explained that Werner turned down the Champions League’s quarter-finals in order to settle into his new club.“He wants to prepare for the Premier League season with Chelsea,” explained Kroesche.“He wants to take his time to come into a new environment.” Berlin, Germany | AFP | Chelsea-bound Timo Werner opted not to play for RB Leipzig in the Champions League quarter-finals this August, the Bundesliga club revealed Thursday, even though he is ineligible to play in Europe for his new club this season.Earlier in the day, Chelsea confirmed that the 24-year-old Germany international had signed a five-year deal from July 1, which rules him out of playing for former club Leipzig in Europe this August.Werner, who has scored 32 goals this season, will remain with the German club for their last two league games before the Bundesliga season ends on June 27.RB Leipzig, who have never previously made the knock-out stages in Europe, are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which would have also been Werner’s first appearance at that level.The quarter-finals, which have yet to be drawn, are due to be held in Lisbon with the final on August 23 in the Portuguese capital.According to Leipzig, Werner, who scored four goals in eight Champions League games this season, opted not to play for them again in Europe.“The decision came from Werner’s side. We had to accept it as it is,” revealed Leipzig’s sports director Markus Kroesche.“Therefore, it was no longer a big issue between the clubs.” Timo Werner turned down the chance to play for RB Leipzig in the Champions League this August, the Bundesliga club said Thursdaycenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgQPR captain Joey Barton says his former club Manchester City are in for a “reality check” if they think the title is as good as won.Barton started his career at Man City.City are overwhelming favourites to clinch the Premier League crown by beating Rangers, who need a point to guarantee their top-flight survival.The Daily Mirror quote Barton as saying: “I can’t wait for the game – I can’t wait to go to Man City.“They expect us to turn up and them to probably stuff us and go on and win the league .“If that is their attitude, they will get a reality check. It’s 11 men against 11 men. There is a lot of pressure out there – I can’t wait for it.“We have one game to go and we are masters of our own destiny.”Will QPR get a point at Man City? Click here to voteClick here for Tuesday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Welcome to this week’s news roundup from Ohio Farm Bureau. Click here for our front page news and information.If you’re a member, thank you for your support. Be sure to take advantage of all of your member benefits, including the updated Ohio Landowner Toolkit.If you’re not a member (or need to renew your membership), this is your invitation to join. Learn more about membership or contact your county Farm Bureau.Current NewsBudget (finally) passed with money directed toward agricultureThe state’s main operating budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 was signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine’s after being passed by the Ohio Legislature July 17, two and a half weeks later than its June 30 deadline. Several provisions are of interest to our members, including items about taxes and water quality.Hemp one step closer to a reality for Ohio farmersGrowing hemp in Ohio got a big push from the state legislature July 17 as the General Assembly sent Senate Bill 57 to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk for his signature. SB 57 creates a hemp cultivator license as well as a hemp processing license program to be administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.OSU CFAES offers resources for farmers There is no doubt that every farmer and even those in the larger agriculture community is feeling the stress of year-over-year falling crop prices, trade standoffs and a soggy spring. Farmers and their families can find information about all aspects of this challenging planting season, from dealing with financial impacts to mental stress, here in these resources compiled by Ohio State University.Redesigned Land & Living exhibit greets visitors at state fairOne of this year’s ‘must see’ attractions at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4, will be the newly redesigned, highly interactive Land and Living exhibit featuring agriculture education activities the whole family can enjoy. Visitors to the Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building will get in-depth, hands-on lessons about farming, food and high-tech agriculture.Deadline extended to July 22 for spring seeded crops in OhioUSDA has extended the deadline for agricultural producers in states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture, including Ohio. July 22 is the new deadline for reporting spring-seeded crops to Farm Service Agency county offices and crop insurance agents.Enroll for Dairy Margin Payments through Sept. 20The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to farmers who purchased coverage. Producers can still enroll through Sept. 20.OFBF establishes legal aid fundWhile many of our members are most familiar with our legislative advocacy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation also frequently engages in legal advocacy on behalf of its members. Many members have asked how they could contribute to these legal actions over the years. Contributions will assist Farm Bureau in continuing these and other legal advocacy activities in the future.Ag-LINK program re-opened after spring seasonThe Ag-LINK program, offered by the office of Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague, has reopened for Ohio farmers impacted by spring rains. Farm operators and agribusiness owners based in the Buckeye state can receive a 2% interest rate reduction on loans up to $150,000 through the program. The application period runs through Nov. 15.Farm Bureau member rates at Ohio lodgesIn celebration of Ohio Farm Bureau’s 100th year anniversary, for the entire 2019 season, Farm Bureau members can receive a special anniversary rate of $100 per night at participating Great Ohio Lodges. Blackout dates may apply.2019 Young Ag Professionals award applications due Aug. 9Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for young farmers and agricultural professionals who have a strong business sense and have been active in Farm Bureau and their communities to apply for the annual Outstanding Young Farmer and Excellence in Agriculture contests. OFBF podcasts available on iTunes, Google PlayOhio Farm Bureau produces regular audio content that is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. Listen to Town Hall Ohio, Legal with Leah, Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer podcasts and more.Upcoming events and remindersStatewide EventsClippers Family Days, Columbus, July 28, Aug. 11 and 25Land and Living Exhibit at Ohio State Fair, Columbus, July 24-Aug. 4Dean’s Charity Steer Show, Ohio State Fair July 30County annual meetings are taking place. Visit the county pages at ofbf.org for meeting details.Financial Essentials workshops are taking place statewide.Reminders:Ohio Farm Bureau is proudly supporting the inaugural Dean’s Charity Steer Show July 30 in the Voinovich Livestock and Trade Center at the Ohio State Fair. OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp joins other local celebrities in the competition with one common goal of supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.The Columbus Clippers will be introducing Ohio’s Farm Team on Sundays all summer long at Huntington Park. There is a ticket discount for members as well to Ohio’s Farm Team days.Join the Ohio Farm Bureau Member Benefits Insider group page on Facebook for a first look at the latest, members-only benefits available.Ohio Farm Bureau and Wright & Moore collaborated to produce the Livestock Farm Labor and Crisis Prevention Guide. This comprehensive handbook is a resource outlining protective employment practices, legal compliance measures and crisis preparedness methods.Growing Our Generation is an e-newsletter authored by young farmers. It is for anyone who is interested in what is on the minds of farming’s next generation. SubscribeDid you know Ohio Farm Bureau is active on LinkedIn? It’s just one more way to connect with your Farm Bureau.Ohio Farm Bureau has established the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program. The program will assist members in making energy choices, shopping for energy, learning about rebate options and determining the best ways to manage their energy resources.Farm Bureau has developed a set of steps landowners can take to address concerns about drainage and soil remediation caused by pipeline installation.One of the greatest challenges for many small businesses and sole proprietors is filling the need for health care for themselves and their employees. The Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan is available to qualified participants.Learn more about OFBF’s membership categories. Know a young person in agriculture age 18 to 24? Invite him or her to become a Young Active Member.Stay in touch by subscribing to Ohio Farm Bureau e-newsletters:Buckeye Farm eNews is for members who farm or have careers in food and agriculture. Current members can provide their email address via their account at ofbf.orgSubscribe to the Growing Our Generation e-newsletter to hear from Farm Bureau’s young agricultural professionals.Sign up for the Our Ohio e-newsletter, and each month we’ll connect you with our favorite recipes, feature stories, local experiences and more.Follow Farm Bureau on social media Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Member Benefits Insider Subscribe to our podcasts Town Hall Ohio | Field Day with Jordan Howeischer | Legal with Leahlast_img read more

first_imgFor a long time, the folks that sell inbound marketing and “social selling” (which they are now struggling to differentiate from what they are calling “social marketing,” a distinction without a difference) have used CEB’s research that buyers are 57 percent into their buying process before they engage a salesperson to suggest that:Cold calling is dead.A salesperson can create no value before the point the buyer decides to engage.A salesperson’s only hope of being found when a buyer reaches that 57 percent mark is developing their personal brand on social media.A salesperson’s only chance of being relevant is by having content that serves the buyer when they decide to engage in exploring change.One should never interrupt the buyer, but rather one should serve the buyer, by helping them once they engage.CEB does not share this statistic to make any of the above points. Quite to the contrary, the point that they make with this statistic is that you should try to command as much of your dream client’s mindshare as they move down this path—especially when you can initiate the change by coming in at 0 percent!Because the buyer is doing a lot of work to understand and frame their problem, meet with people on their team, and explore some of their options before they proactively reach out to a salesperson, that isn’t an excuse to passively wait for your prospective client to reach out to you.But please don’t take my word for any of this. Listen here as I ask Brent Adamson (CEB, now Gartner) to explain this in his own words—and act accordingly.last_img read more

first_imgBy @JulianTFAMountfort Park, Manurewa, New Zealand Tune in to the live streaming courtesy of Maori Television and follow the scores and news online and via TFA’s social media channels.Keep up-to-date with all of the action from the 2017 Youth Trans Tasman:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus “I am very happy with the start as I’m sure all coaches and players are here,” Maguire said in the break of play between the 18’s and 20’s fixtures.“It’s always great to get the first games underway and good to get those wins early, naturally. Particularly against some very good opposition with the New Zealand youth sides who have improved significantly,” he said. The Australian Under 18’s Mixed team got the ball rolling early in a close encounter prevailing 7-5, followed by wins to both the girls and boys 18’s teams 7-3 and 4-1 respectively.In relative new surrounds for most of the Australian contingent, Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire is particularly pleased and in admiration of the performances thus far of the teams away from home.center_img “You could see the anticipation on the (Australian) players faces prior to these opening matches,” he said “it means a lot to them playing away from home and it showed in the opening performances.“Really looking forward now to the 20’s matches and tomorrow of course for games two across each of the divisions. In warm conditions at Mountfort Park, South Auckland in New Zealand, it was an emphatic straight sets start to the Australian campaign at this year’s Youth Trans-Tasman Series; winners in all three of the ‘junior’ divisions on the opening morning.last_img read more

first_imgTavien Feaster commits to Clemson.Tavien FeasterVerbal commitments don’t mean a ton in the college football recruiting world these days, so it’s expected for fans to worry about their top prospects before they’ve been signed. Clemson fans don’t have to worry about Tavien Feaster. The 2016 five-star running back, ranked the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, recently visited Tennessee. Shortly after his visit, he posted the following tweet. I’m committed to Clemson— FeastMode (@Fast_lane28) July 28, 2015Clemson’s 2016 class is shaping up to be a very good one. The Tigers have 11 commitments and their class is ranked the No. 15 class in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – Burnaby RCMP say they arrested a woman who chained herself to a work truck Friday morning, one day after the B.C. Supreme Court granted Trans Mountain an injunction against demonstrators.Just before 8 a.m., Mounties received a report of a demonstrator who had chained herself to a work vehicle, impeding its movement.Police say the 19-year-old woman was asked to remove the chains, but she refused and they arrested her for mischief.The RCMP say they want to remind those involved in the ongoing demonstrations that police are an impartial party and they are there to ensure the safety of everyone involved.On Thursday, a judge granted Trans Mountain an indefinite injunction aimed at preventing people from entering within five metres of work sites at the Burnaby and Westridge Marine terminals.last_img read more