Mentmore declares 130% profit increase

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Trump appears in public as his doctor says he is no longer a transmission risk

first_imgUS President Donald Trump appeared back to his old self on Saturday as he addressed supporters at the White House in his first public event since being diagnosed with COVID-19 and his doctor said he was no longer a transmission risk.Trump took a test on Saturday which showed that he was no longer a “transmission risk to others,” his physician Sean Conley said in a statement, adding that an assortment of tests taken by the president showed there was no longer evidence “of actively replicating virus.”The White House had no immediate comment on whether Conley’s statement indicated that the president had tested negative for COVID-19. Standing alone and not wearing a mask, the Republican president spoke from a White House balcony on Saturday afternoon – his first public event since being diagnosed with the highly contagious disease. Trump was hospitalized on Oct. 2 for treatment of COVID-19, and returned to the White House on Monday.Trump urged a packed crowd of hundreds of largely Black and Latino supporters, most wearing masks but not respecting social distancing guidelines, to help get out the vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election.Trump plans to travel to Florida, Pennsylvania, and Iowa, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, respectively.”I’m feeling great,” he told the crowd.Speaking firmly and without hesitation, Trump delivered a shorter-than-usual campaign speech, hailing his record in fighting crime and boosting the US economy, while slamming Democrats as his supporters cheered. A flesh-colored bandage was visible on his right hand.Topics :last_img read more

People moves: EFAMA president Nott to lead Swiss boutique as CEO

first_imgSYZ Asset Management – The CHF18.2bn (€16.1bn) Swiss asset manager has named former M&G CEO and current EFAMA president William Nott (pictured) as its new chief executive, subject to regulatory approval. Upon joining on 7 January he will become a member of the executive committee and a “key shareholder”, the company said.Nott was CEO of M&G Securities, now part of M&G Prudential, for nearly 12 years until December 2017, overseeing the UK fund management group’s growth from £11.7bn (€13bn) to £80.1bn in assets under management. He was appointed president of the European Fund and Asset Management Association last year. BNP Paribas Asset Management – Mark Lewis has been appointed to the newly created role of head of climate change investment research. He will join the French asset manager on 7 January as a member of its sustainability research and policy team, and will report to Jane Ambachtsheer, BNP Paribas AM’s global head of sustainability.The company said Lewis would provide “an authoritative view on developments within climate change and energy transition, and their implications for current and future investment decision making”.Lewis has more than 20 years’ experience as a financial analyst covering energy and environmental markets. He joins the French asset manager after less than a year at think tank Carbon Tracker – he was appointed in April. Before that he was managing director and head of European utilities research at Barclays. Lewis was also a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures for two years.  BNP Paribas Securities Services – Meanwhile, BNP Paribas’s global custody business has hired Thorsten Gommel as head of Germany and Austria, joining in April 2019 from PwC, where he has been a partner since 2010 in charge of asset and wealth management in Germany.Patrick Colle, general manager of BNP Paribas Securities Services, said the company had “ambitious growth plans” in Germany and Austria.Royal London – Phil Loney, group CEO of the UK pensions and investments provider, is to step down from his role by the end of 2019, the company announced on 11 December. Royal London said Loney intended to “concentrate on his long-standing charitable interests in the international development sector and supporting people with learning difficulties”.Loney joined Royal London in 2011 and oversaw its growth from £46bn assets under management to £117bn at the end of June 2018.Rupert Pennant-Rea, chairman of Royal London, is also exiting the company. He plans to end his five-year spell as chairman at the end of this year, with Kevin Parry set to succeed him from 1 January.Parry is currently chairman of Intermediate Capital Group and holds independent or non-executive director positions on the boards of Standard Life Aberdeen, Nationwide Building Society, and Daily Mail & General Trust. He will stand down from Standard Life Aberdeen’s board on 31 December 2018, Royal London said.T Rowe Price – The $991bn (€876bn) US asset manager has named Jan Müller as head of institutional sales for Germany and Austria, a newly created position. He joins from Franklin Templeton where he was an institutional sales director for more than 10 years. He has also worked as a consultant for Mercer.FERI – Marcel Renné will succeed Arnd Thorn as CEO of the German alternatives specialist following the latter’s decision to step down from the board at the end of his contract in July. Renné has been a member of the executive board since January 2017 and will be given a five-year contract as CEO. Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) – Eimear Palmer has been hired as responsible investing officer for the FTSE 100-listed unlisted assets specialist. In this newly-created role, Palmer is responsible for integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors across all ICG’s fund strategies. She joined ICG in last month from The Carlyle Group, where she spent seven years in a similar role in Europe, implementing an ESG framework for Carlyle’s European business. Prior to that, she spent seven years at KPMG where she was a manager in its private equity division.Schroders – Head of UK and European equities Rory Bateman has been appointed head of the FTSE-listed asset manager’s entire equities department. Effective from March 2019, Bateman will oversee assets worth £173bn run by teams based around the world. He joined Schroders in 2008 from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he spent more than 10 years.Nicky Richards, current head of equities, is to become a senior adviser for Schroders from March 2019, and the asset manager said it intended to promote from within the fill Bateman’s UK and European role. SYZ Asset Management, EFAMA, BNP Paribas, Royal London, T Rowe Price, FERI, ICG, Schroderslast_img read more

Mubadala set to kick-off three-well Manora drilling campaign

first_imgUAE-based Mubadala Petroleum has decided to drill, complete, and put on production three wells in the Manora field in the Gulf of Thailand. Also, the JV parties will workoverthe MN-15 well to replace an electric submersible pump and workover the MNA-7well to add water disposal capacity during the drilling campaign. The company added that thesedrilling operations represent cost-effective opportunities for Tap to develop undevelopedreserves with a total estimated cost of $3.4 million net to the company for theentire three-well program. Manora platform; Source: Mubadala The well will be drilledclose to the existing MNA-01 well, targeting 610, 620 and 650 sands in an updiplocation. MNA-01 is still producing at 680 bopd gross with 84% water cut fromthe 650 sand. MNA-27 well The MNA-07 well was shut-inin November 2019, while producing uneconomically at a very high water cut. Thewell began production in January 2015 and has produced a total of 0.34 millionbarrels of oil gross, from multiple 600 and 400 series sand zones in Manora’sEastern Fault Block. MNA-25 well Namely, Northern GulfPetroleum had agreed to transfer its 10 per cent shareholding in the Manorablock to Mubadala. The MNA-27 well will targetthese well-developed sands and provide an additional reservoir drainage pointin the highly productive Eastern Fault Block of the Manora oil field. Mubadala last December completed its exploration drilling campaign at Manora oil field with disappointing results. The Operator expects the wellto produce at an initial rate of 300 bopd. Previous drilling campaign MNA-15 well Mubadala increased its interest in its operated G1/48 Concession in the Gulf of Thailand, which includes the Manora field back in March. MNA-26 well Workover program The first well, the Inthanin-1, spudded on November 20, 2019, provided no significant hydrocarbon shows while the second well in the campaign, Yothaka East-1, provided mixed results. Upon finalization of thetransfer, Tap Oil will have a 30 per cent interest in the field while Mubadalawill hold the remaining 70 per cent and operatorship. The well will be completed asa water disposal well in shallow reservoirs and will provide additional waterdisposal capacity to help optimise Manora production and ultimate oil recovery. This new deviated well from anew platform slot effectively twins the MNA-22 well drilled in 2019 that wasunable to be put into production at the time due to poor cement bond behind theproduction casing. The electric submersible pump(ESP) on the MNA-15 well failed in February 2019 when the well was producing at487 bopd gross. The workover is planned to replace the ESP and bring the wellback into production. The primary objective of theMNA-25 deviated development well is to produce oil in the 600 series reservoirsof the Manora Central Fault block. The well will be drilled to amaximum measured depth of 2,400m and completed with a multi-zone completion. Mubadala’sestimated initial production rate is 1,100 bopd. The well will be drilled to amaximum measured depth of 2,011 metres and is targeting an initial production rateof 1,400 bopd. Mubadala’s increased Manora interest Development wells This horizontal developmentwell will be targeting production of potentially undrained oil in the 370-10reservoir that was first developed by the 2019 MNA-24. The JV partners approved athree-well program, plus a contingent appraisal sidetrack well, at the end ofOctober 2019. Petrophysical interpretationof MNA-22 well logs showed a total oil net pay of 56.5 metres in the 490 and500 series sands. As a result, Mubadala decidednot to drill the third exploration well in the campaign, but instead to drillan appraisal well via a sidetrack from Yothaka East. MNA-07 well The well will include anapproximate 400-metre horizontal section in the upper 370-10 reservoir completedwith a sand screen. MNA-26 will be drilled to a maximum measured depth of 2,225metres. Its estimated initial production rate is 1,100 bopd. According to Tap Oil, a partner in the project, the Valaris 115 jack-up drilling rig is scheduled to start the 2020 development drilling campaign on Friday, 15 May. The total cost of the twoworkovers for Tap is $0.64 million bringing the expected total cost of thedevelopment drilling and workover program to $4.04 million.last_img read more

EPL big six ‘form alliance’ to reject proposed June 30 cut-off date

first_img Having previously looked at the matter of finances and player remuneration, the focus of this online meeting is understood to be on how best to complete the remainder of the 2019/20 season. Reports have suggested that nine clubs are in favour of ending the campaign by June 30, with the complications of contract expiration dates among the key issues. But The Sun claims that the top-flight’s big guns will come out fighting and join forces to dismiss those calls, with Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all reluctant to set a cut-off date for the season. A source told the publication: “This is simply not the time to be having these conversations. It is far, far too early.” The Big Six will put on a united front It is understood that the proposal to have the season wrapped up by the end of June is not down as an agenda point on Friday, but the matter will surely be raised given the apparent number of supporters behind it. Planning for the conclusion of the campaign looks tough for top-flight stakeholders given the uncertain backdrop, with the Premier League already having stated that play will not resume until “it is safe and appropriate to do so”. Loading… The Government extended the lockdown period by at least another three weeks on Thursday, and Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder does not expect a deadline to be set for the season’s conclusion. “I’m sure that we will adjust accordingly,” the Blades boss told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “I think for the integrity of the competition and competitions, especially the top end of English football and European football, they’ll want to finish the season. “I believe that there will be an ability next year to adjust, with international breaks, with moving a few games into midweek. We have that ability through organisation and planning to finish this season off. “But only as everybody said, and I’ll reiterate that, when it’s safe to do so for everybody. And that obviously we have to take our lead off the Government and what they suggest and want us to do.” Brighton chairman Tony Bloom is also not expecting any definitive update at Friday’s meeting amid talk of June 30 cut-off date. Brighton chairman Tony Bloom is also not expecting any definitive update at Friday’s meeting Read Also: Blatter reveals why FIFA must not allow Qatar host 2022 World Cup “We would like to finish the season,” Bloom said. “There does come a point when we can’t keep waiting but I don’t think June 30 is that point. “There’s talk about player contracts and sponsorship and it’s difficult to play beyond that but this situation is so unique and unprecedented every option should be looked at.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A DecadeTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind The Premier League’s Big Six will put on a united front at Friday’s crisis meeting and reject proposals to end the season by June 30. All top-flight clubs will convene on Friday morning as the sport continues to grapple with the unprecedented coronavirus crisis gripping the world.last_img read more

Thornton makes it 8 of 10 at Canyon

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyPEORIA, Ariz. (June 14) – Ricky Thornton Jr. continued his torrid streak Saturday with his eighth win in 10 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified starts this season at Canyon Speedway Park.He raced from 10th starting this time to take victory honors ahead of Mark Stewart, Joe Wampole, Ryan Roath and Steve Stultz.last_img

There’s evolution but no revolution in IMCA rules for 2016

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – There’s evolution but no revolution in the IMCA rules for 2016.Most notably, Modified drivers will not be allowed to use a spoiler, regardless of whether they’re running a crate or a claim engine.Plastic valances will be allowed on the nose, to go with previously allowed plastic skirting on doors and quarter panels. A horizontally placed top door bar will be required on the passenger side door in the Modified, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod divisions in an attempt to stop the movement and potentially unsafe placement of the top passenger side door bar.The maximum hood rake for those classes has also increased from three to six inches.“Most of the changes or clarifications in the rules for next season in any division are a result of evolution,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “There are better ways of doing things without creating a competitive advantage.”“As always, we tried to eliminate gray areas in the way the rules are written to make them easier for everyone, drivers, builders and tech inspectors, to understand,” he added.Maximum four-inch tall visors attached to window nets will be allowed and minimum one inch square tubing can be used to mount fuel cells in all divisions.Southern SportMods can move their OEM upper ‘A’ frame mount or now replace it altogether with an aftermarket upper mount.A maximum three-inch wide opening will be allowed on the side of the spring tower for Stock Car shock clearance, to better accommodate steering and suspension clearance.OEM appearing aftermarket plastic nose and tail pieces are allowed and recommended to match the body in both the Stock Car and Hobby Stock rules.Rochester carburetors will be allowed with any Hobby Stock engine combination.Maximum height of the wickerbill in front of the hood for Late Models is half an inch. Approved conventional closed shock absorbers only will be allowed in that division.An aftermarket race wheel option is new for Sport Compacts, as is a maximum two degrees camber on any wheel.Unapproved alterations rendering any Sport Compact engine illegal will result in a disqualification and $250 fine.Rules for all seven divisions have been posted on the IMCA website and are published in the second section of this month’s newsletter. They’ll also be available at upcoming trade shows attended by IMCA officials.Procedural changes for 2016 will be announced in December.French Grimes remains in charge of rules for the RaceSaver Sprint Car rules, which will be posted and published as soon as possible.last_img read more

Still Identical

first_imgIf you are my age, you should remember Dick and Tom Van Arsdale.  These identical twins have been sharing awards and accolades since they were seniors at Manual High School in 1961.  Two of those awards were Indiana Mr. Basketball and the Trester Award given at the state basketball tournament.  They unfortunately do not share a state basketball title as their team lost to Kokomo that year.They were recently honored before the IU/Purdue basketball game.  The two IU stars are still doing things as a team.  The one thing they do not share is the stroke that Dick suffered in 2005.  Today, Tom has to do most of the talking because of the extent of his brother’s stroke.I remember the Van Arsdales not only as basketball players, but I also remember them as track stars.  Both of them were shot putters, and believe me, at their height they were not only good but impressive as well.According to an article in the Indy Star, they both live in Arizona where they had a real estate business.  They are retired now, and I believe they own an art studio in Scottsdale.last_img read more

Peter S. Henretty

first_imgPeter S. Henretty of Seagraves, TX passed away Thursday, August 8th at the age of 63. He was born on February 20, 1956, in Muskegon, Michigan to William and Margaret (Simko) Henretty.Peter graduated from Batesville High School (Indiana) in 1974 and worked for many years as a carpenter. One of the companies he worked for was Romweber in Batesville, Indiana, known for their unique furniture. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching football and baseball and cheering for his favorite teams the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Arizona Diamondbacks.He married Joyce Garcia on June 6, 2001, and she survives.Peter is survived by his wife Joyce, children: Margaret (Brad) Marcy, Jolene (Travis) Volk, Maria Manning of Indiana, Ada Sierra, and Gabriel Marinez of Texas. Two brothers: Michael Henretty of the Philippines, Kevin Henretty of Arizona; one sister Mary Ellen Upell of Arizona; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.Besides his mother and father, his son Michael Paul Henretty and sister Jacqueline McCardell also preceded Peter in death.Peter wished to be cremated and services will be held at Saint James Catholic Church in Seminole, Texas on Saturday, August 31st at 10:30 am.last_img read more

OA Twisters Inaugural Sports Event At The New Hillenbrand Family Feldhaus

first_imgBe a part of this historic event as Oldenburg hosts its first athletic competition in the new Hillenbrand Family Feldhaus on Thursday, August 20th! “This is a big milestone here at OA. For all of our alumni, it’s a chance to come back and see how OA athletics has evolved from when they played. We would love to have as many OA volleyball alumni come back for the game, and support our current Lady Twisters.” Oldenburg’s Athletic Director Patrick Kolks said.The Lady Twisters will take on the Lady Spartans of Southwestern Shelbyville; JV will start at 6:00 with varsity to follow. Between the games, there will be OA’s Annual Car/Cash Raffle drawing.last_img