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Chevron signs $5bn deal to acquire Noble Energy

first_img Chevron’s headquarters in San Ramon, California in the US. (Credit: Coolcaesar/Wikipedia) Energy firm Chevron has agreed to acquire US-based Noble Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at $5bn.Under the terms of the deal, Noble Energy shareholders will receive 0.1191 shares of Chevron for each share held. The transaction has a total enterprise value of $13bn including debt.This is touted to be the biggest energy deal in the US amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which affected the global oil demand, reported Reuters.Chevron expects the acquisition of Noble Energy to provide low-cost, proved reserves and attractive undeveloped resources, complementing its upstream portfolio.Additionally, Noble Energy’s low-capital, cash-generating offshore assets in Israel would boost Chevron’s position in the Eastern Mediterranean.Chevron chairman and CEO Michael Wirth said: “This is a cost-effective opportunity for Chevron to acquire additional proved reserves and resources. Noble Energy’s multi-asset, high-quality portfolio will enhance geographic diversity, increase capital flexibility, and improve our ability to generate strong cash flow.“These assets play to Chevron’s operational strengths, and the transaction underscores our commitment to capital discipline. We look forward to welcoming the Noble Energy team and shareholders to bring together the best of our organizations.”Chevron also expects the deal to complement its assets in Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado and the Permian Basin in the US.Noble Energy shareholders to own 3% stake in combined companyUpon completion of the deal, Noble Energy shareholders will have approximately 3% stake in the combined company.Noble Energy chairman and CEO David Stover said: “The combination with Chevron is a compelling opportunity to join an admired global, diversified energy leader with a top-tier balance sheet and strong shareholder returns.“As we looked to build on this positive momentum, the Noble Energy Board of Directors and management team conducted a thorough process and concluded that this transaction is the best way to maximize value for all Noble Energy shareholders.”Scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, the transaction is subject to Noble Energy shareholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.Recently, Chevron’s wholly-owned subsidiary Chevron Australia Downstream announced the acquisition of Puma Energy (Australia), for AU$425m ($292.2m). As per the deal, Noble Energy shareholders will receive 0.1191 Chevron shares for each share heldlast_img read more

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USA: Naval Health Clinic Quantico Executive Officer Relieved

first_imgCommanding Officer, Naval Health Clinic Quantico (NHCQ), relieved Capt. Thomas Craig, executive officer, Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Nov. 26.Capt. Kathy Becker, commanding officer, NHCQ cited a loss of confidence in Craig’s ability to lead and identified command climate issues followingresults of the annual command climate survey and a follow on command investigation.Craig had been assigned as the executive officer since June 2013, and has been reassigned to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Falls Church, Va. Patient safety and security were not adversely affected and were not a factor in the decision. No impact to the medical care at NHCQ is expected.NHCQ is the National Capital Area’s largest clinic command and provided comprehensive healthcare services and 13,000 fleet training hours to 58 commands, fleet and contingency operations and beneficiary population of over 100,000 across two states and the District of Columbia.[mappress]Press Release, November 28, 2013; Image: Indian Navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Health Clinic Quantico Executive Officer Relieved USA: Naval Health Clinic Quantico Executive Officer Relievedcenter_img November 28, 2013 Authoritieslast_img read more

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Mayor Jay Gillian: Welcome to the ‘Jeep Invasion’

first_imgThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, June 13.Dear Friends,I would like to welcome the New Jersey Jeep Association to Ocean City for the second annual “Jeep Invasion.”  Over 400 jeeps will line Asbury Avenue Friday night and the Boardwalk Saturday afternoon.  This event is a wonderful partnership between the Jeep Association, the City, the Downtown Merchants Association, the Boardwalk Merchants and the Chamber of Commerce.  As a result of this collaboration, hundreds of jeep families will stay in town for the Father’s Day weekend, and thousands more will attend the events to check out the jeeps on display.A special feature of this year’s jeep weekend is a fireworks show on Saturday evening presented by the Boardwalk Merchants Association.  The fireworks display will begin at 10:30 PM on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Another longstanding Ocean City tradition occurs this week.  We are pleased to welcome the Miss New Jersey Pageant and all of the contestants and their families to Ocean City.  I would like to thank the Pageant Committee for their longstanding partnership with the City, and we wish all of the contestants the best of luck.I would like to wish a happy Father’s Day to all, especially my dad. I hope each of you has a wonderful Father’s Day with your family in America’s Greatest Family Resort.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

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New setback for Mel in the back of Las Palmas

first_imgOther formations have been Álex Suárez, Mantovani Aythami and De la Bella; and the one formed by Eric, M. Lemos, Aythami and De la Bella; both twice, without knowing the victory. And that of Álvaro Lemos, M. Lemos, Aythami, De La Bella, also twice, with a victory against Albacete, 3-2, on day 8.From here, we have seen many mixes in the shaker of Mel with Deivid in the center of the rear accompanying Aythami or Mauricio Lemos. Srnic participating in the right back against Rayo Vallecano and his appearance in the second half of that Elche game in that position. Another one that has had to change his natural position is Benito, who has also had to play on the left side, as it might happen this weekend, and the canterano Dani Martín on only one occasion, in that same demarcation before the Mirandés, and the injured Dani Castellano, who has not played since day 5 against Almeria.In short, a large number of variants that have prevented Pepe Mel from adjusting a defensive line of guarantees, which has also joined the changes in the goal and that, with the return of Raúl Fernández, after overcoming some ailments that have had 10 months off, the different combinations and doubts for the technician increase.The sterile possession of the UDThe UD is the team with the highest percentage of possession of La Liga Smartbank, with 57.4%, according to data published by the Twitter account @statsSegunda, in the 28 days played so far.From this statistic the conclusion can be drawn that not everything is to have the ball to get the victory, since Mel’s have achieved 32 goals, with an average of almost 13 shots per game.After the departure of Jonathan Viera, the team has maintained the style of play with high levels of maintenance of the ball.On the other end is the leader, Cádiz, by Álvaro Cervera, who is the team that least wants the ball of the whole table, with 42.9%, and has scored 38 goals, with only 11 times per game. A curious fact is also that of Almeria, led by Gutierrez who with only 49.3% average possession, is the most scorer team, with 48 goals.The team that finishes the most is Real Zaragoza, by Víctor Fernández, with almost 14 shots at goal on average and 53.2% of the time with the ball at his feet. Pepe Mel has been forced this course, either for injuries or penalties, to make several changes in the defensive line, without achieving stability, which has obviously affected the team to find solidity behind. In fact, seventeen different lags are counted in twenty-eight matches played to date.The most repeated defense has been the one composed by Eric Curbelo, Martín Mantovani, Aythami Artiles and Alberto De la Bella, with six participations and a balance of two wins, three draws and one defeat. The last triumph of this quartet dates from the month of December, against Elche, by 2-3. Precisely that was the best yellow league result to date, since it accumulates eight consecutive games without knowing the victory.After this combination, is the one formed by Álvaro Lemos, Mantovani, Aythami and De la Bella, being, a priori, the headline for this year and that he has only been able to establish four times, with three wins and one defeat. Since last October 18 before Cádiz, with a 0-2 defeat, this game has not been able to leave, due to the injury suffered by the Galician side on Day 13, against Fuenlabrada, at the end of that same month . The estimated range was between three and four weeks, due to a fibrillar rupture in the right quadriceps, but it has been extended for more than three months, with the player having to go to specialists from outside the island to recover and already in the final stretch of it. The yellow coach will have to re-engineer them in the next match against AD Alcorcón, if Alberto de la Bella’s discharge is confirmed, which he had to withdraw from last Tuesday’s training due to a possible muscular overload, without confirming its scope. Only two trainings remain this week to Mel to know the availability or not of the Basque defender, a fixed in the plans of the Madrid coach.Once you know the importance of the injury of De la Bella, you can open, again, multiple combinations in defense, such as opting for 3-5-2 with wide rails, which did not give good results against Deportivo de La Coruña in Riazor, or bet on Benito in the left lane losing, yes, offensive power. Such is the relevance of the Basque side in the coach’s plans, despite his last bad performances, that he is the player of the squad that has played the most minutes throughout the season, with 2,147 in 25 league games. Hence, its possible absence means a new headacheExperimentslast_img read more

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Region Five residents engaged on EIA for Liza Phase 2

first_imgResidents of Region Five Mahaica/Berbice were on Monday informed on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited’s (EEPGL) second phase development of the Liza field.Monday’s engagement was held at Hopetown’s Cooperative Society buildingThe EIA is an evaluation of the positive and negative environmental consequences of the project prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. The bases of the EIA will influence the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision whether or not to permit the project and what conditions to permit it.EEPGL’s Operation Manager, Doug McGhee explained that Liza Phase 2 is very similar to Phase 1 and will have over 30 wells and will produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day.“It involves choosing a Floating Production and Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, it’s in deep water that’s 1600 to 1700 metres deep, the reservoir where the oil is located is about 5,000 metres below the surface of the water. So, it’s similar to Liza Phase one but it’s bigger,” McGhee explained.The FPSO will process, store and offload oil-to-oil tankers and these will transport the oil to markets. Onshore facilities will be providing logistical support. The project will have 600 workers at its peak during each drilling and installation stage; about 140 offshore workers during production operations; and about 150 onshore workers providing shore-based and marine logistics support.Todd Hall from Environmental Resources Management said according to the law, EEPGL must obtain an environmental authorisation from the EPA to undertake the project.“That application was submitted to the EPA in December 2017. After consideration EPA determined that preparation of an EIA would be required. A team of consultants from Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Environmental Management Consultants and Ground Structures Engineering Consultants (GSEC) was approved to prepare the EIA,” Hall explained. At the end of today’s discussion, residents were given the opportunity to seek clarification on the topics discussed. They were assured that considerations were taken to prevent dangers to farmers and livestock and if affected they will be compensated.The series of engagements began in early July and has since been held in Regions Two, Three and Four. Others are slated for other regions.last_img read more

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Patraeus takes U.S. command in Iraq war

first_imgMeanwhile, the U.S. military reported the deaths of three more American soldiers, killed in an explosion Friday in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad. U.S. and Iraqi forces have battled Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias in Diyala for months. The deaths raised to 36 the number of Americans killed in Iraq so far this month. At least 3,120 service members have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 51 Iraqis were killed or found dead Saturday across the country. In one attack in central Baghdad, a car bomb exploded in a shopping district, killing six civilians and wounding 14. Petraeus, whose appointment was announced in early January, takes command of the roughly 135,000-strong U.S. force in Iraq after two previous tours: what was seen as a highly successful stint as head of the 101st Airborne Division in Mosul, and a second tour in charge of training Iraqi forces. Petraeus, who was only confirmed by the Senate on Jan. 26, assumed four-star general status in conjunction with taking over the command. “The stakes are very high. The way ahead will be hard, and there undoubtedly will be many tough days. But as I recently told members of the U.S. Senate, hard is not hopeless,” said Petraeus, who took over for 58-year-old Gen. George Casey. Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez was Casey’s predecessor and his tenure was marred by the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. He has since retired. The Sunni insurgency broke out during Sanchez’s command, and the conflict in Iraq took on the many of the aspects of a civil war during Casey’s tenure. Casey had focused on attempts to train Iraqi forces and on plans to turn over control of security to the Iraqi Army and national police. While Petraeus spoke of “barbaric enemies who brag of inhuman acts … in the name of religion,” outgoing commander Casey, who will become Army chief of staff, addressed the religious infighting that is tearing Iraq apart. “It’s no secret that sectarian violence … has changed the dynamics of what Iraqis must face here on the ground,” he said. “Everything’s not as I would have expected it to be or wanted it to be on my way out, but that’s kind of the way things are.” Casey said he was still too close to the situation to evaluate his tenure. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gen. David Petraeus took charge of U.S. forces in Iraq on Saturday, becoming the third commander in the war and declaring the American task now was to help Iraqis “gain the time they need to save their country.” Petraeus took command under a glistening crystal chandelier in a former Saddam Hussein palace at Camp Victory. The media-savvy, Princeton-educated Petraeus, 54, spoke bluntly of the task before him that coincides with President George W. Bush’s decision to send an additional 21,500 U.S. troops to clamp off violence in Baghdad and nearby regions. “We will have to share the burdens and move forward together. If we can do that and if we can help the people of Iraq, the prospects of success are good,” he said. “Failing that, Iraq will be doomed to continued violence and civil strife.” last_img read more

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Boost for Arsenal and Tottenham! No Porto bid for teen sensation claims sporting director

first_imgArsenal and Tottenham have been given a boost in their pursuit of teen sensation Luka Jovic after Red Star Belgrade revealed Porto have not made a bid.The 17-year-old has been tipped as a star of the future and has scored six goals this season.Arsenal and Tottenham have both scouted the striker, but Porto had reportedly made a £3m bid for his services.However, Red Star’s sporting director Zvezdan Terzic has now rubbished talk of a bid from the Portuguese club.“We have not received any offer from Porto for Jovic,” Terzic told Novosti.“The Portuguese media have their own sources, but such an offer for Jovic we haven’t received.” Luka Jovic in action for Red Star Belgrade 1last_img

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ICE raids hard on children of those arrested

first_imgGRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Children whose parents are arrested in immigration raids face mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety and depression, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers visited three cities where officials arrested 900 suspected illegal immigrants in workplace raids during the past year, causing 500 children to abruptly lose contact with their mother, father or both parents. That left them with a combination of unstable supervision, stress, emotional trauma and material needs that can lead to mental health disorders, according to the study. “Those children were born in America, and we forgot about their rights during the raids, because they were left parentless,” said Steve Joel, superintendent of Grand Island Public Schools, which worked to get parents to keep their children in school after a December raid at the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant. “This report takes the bizarre position that ICE is somehow responsible for family disruption caused by parents who make poor decisions,” Counts said. “Law enforcement agencies across the nation arrest people who have children every day. Everyone understands that parents are responsible for their actions and the resulting impact on their families.” Researchers in the study talked with about 30 parents and dozens of caregivers, religious leaders, school officials, lawyers, advocates and others at each site. Many teachers and mental- health professionals who talked with children and parents said they showed signs of various mental health problems. Alma Rollins, an interpreter in Grand Island who works in local courts, said children became very clingy after last year’s raid. “The kids are still here, but they are still suffering,” Rollins said. “(Parents) don’t know what they’re going to do with those kids.” The study found most children did have one parent to care for them, but that parent was often less accustomed to making decisions and, in many cases, couldn’t access the spouse’s money. According to ICE, agents arrested more than 4,000 people in workplace raids from October 2006 through September 2007 and 3,700 during the previous year. That’s up from fewer than 500 arrests in 2002 and 2003. “There are 5 million children with at least one undocumented parent,” said Randy Capps, one of the study’s co-authors. “There are a lot more children … at risk of consequences in the future if these work-site raids are ongoing.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The study was commissioned by The National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil-rights organization, and conducted by the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank. Besides Grand Island, the researchers visited Greeley, Colo., where another Swift & Co. meatpacking plant was raided in December, and New Bedford, Mass., where more than 360 workers were arrested in February at the Michael Bianco leather factory. The researchers said Congress should take more control over how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials handle workplace raids, and ICE should have a consistent policy about releasing arrested parents to minimize harm to their children. According to 2006 Pew Hispanic Center estimates, there are 3.1 million children who are U.S. citizens living with at least one illegal-immigrant parent. ICE spokesman Tim Counts said the agency goes above and beyond others in law enforcement to help parents ensure their children are cared for. last_img read more

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‘IGNORE MINISTER HOGAN’S THREATS’ SAY CAN’T PAY CAMPAIGNERS

first_imgThe Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaign says that the latest ‘threats’ from Minister Phil Hogan on pursuing Household Charge non-payers should be ignored and insists the Minister is misleading the public on payment figures.Francis McCafferty of the campaign steering committee said: “We have been wondering where the government was hiding Phil Hogan during the referendum campaign. Now that voting is out of the way, they think it is safe to let him out again.”“Minister Hogan has said that letters will be sent in the next few weeks to those who have not paid the Household Tax but he has no say in this whatsoever. He knows very well that it is a matter for the local authorities. Donegal County Councillors voted by a large majority not to pursue householders over the tax. A massive 73% of householders in the county did not pay it. The County Council has no mandate or justification to pursue us. “The Minister continues to issue misleading figures on the payment rates. He has again stated that 58% of householders have paid the charge, based on a figure of 1.6 million households he says must pay the charge. But the real figure is 1.86 million based on an analysis of the 2010 census by Maynooth acedemic Ray Kichener. Additionally Minister Hogan has had to admit in a Dail question that a few hundred landlords have been responsible for 90,000 multiple registrations.“It is clear that around half of those expected to register, in the region of 900,000 did not do so. That is huge number. It is simply not practical for the authorities to pursue so many of us. We must continue to stick together and refuse to pay.“If anyone does receive a letter over the next weeks and months they should simply ignore it. It is not a bill. It does not constitute an official notice. It can be recycled with all the other junk mail. Our campaign will be widely distributing our own information newsletter over the coming weeks to keep people up to date with the latest developments.”   ‘IGNORE MINISTER HOGAN’S THREATS’ SAY CAN’T PAY CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: June 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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THE PULSE NITECLUB HAS 2 MORE NIGHTS OF WEEKEND FUN

first_imgTHE PULSE Nightclub in Letterkenny has two more nights of weekend FUN!There’s the brilliant MindBenders tonight (Saturday) and DJ Ahmed..guaranteed to get the crowds in.And then Sunday night sees the FREE annual disco as a big THANK YOU from the club to YOU. ENJOY!Promoted PostTHE PULSE NITECLUB HAS 2 MORE NIGHTS OF WEEKEND FUN was last modified: December 28th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:The Pulselast_img read more

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