Melbana Energy announces suspension and extension of WA-488-P. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Melbana Energy Limited (ASX: MAY) (Melbana) has today been advised by the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator that its application for a 12 month suspension of the work program conditions in respect of Permit Year 3 (with a corresponding extension of the permit term) for Petroleum Exploration Permit WA-488-P has been approved. As a result, Permit Year 3 now ends on 21 December 2021 and the permit term will end on 21 December 2023.WA-488-P contains the giant Beehive prospect – a carbonate build up that has been independently assessed to have a prospective resource of 388 million barrels of oil equivalent (best estimate). A 3D seismic survey has been completed over the prospect and considerable progress has been made on planning and permitting for an exploration well.Melbana Energy’s Executive Chairman, Andrew Purcell, said: “We will use this extra time to continue to evaluate the 3D seismic results and further progress discussions with potential farminees for the drilling of an exploration well into this structure. These types of carbonate buildups are responsible for some of the world’s largest discoveries. When they work, they tend to work big, as can be seen in the estimates of prospective resource being significantly skewed to the upside, so we will continue to work towards the drilling of this important prospect.” Source: Company Press Release Current permit year for WA-488-P (the “Beehive Prospect”) extended by 12 months
Playing against the likes of Lionel Messi and Luka Modric has inspired the Nigerian to take his game to a new level.After signing a new contract with Leicester City which ties him to the Premier League club until 2024, Ndidi said the global tournament was a learning experience for him.“The World Cup was an amazing experience and you see different kinds of players. You play along players you see on TV and players from teams like Real Madrid,” Ndidi said to the Foxes’ official website.“I would say I learned some things from these players. I’m happy playing against them and you know what they do, they think very fast.“There is nothing like growing, so learning from all those things will make me grow. I’ll just keep pushing and give everything and look forward to the games.”Ndidi is set to be in action for Leicester this weekend when the Foxes play away to Southampton on Saturday afternoon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kunle AdewaleSuper Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has said that the experience of representing his country at the 2018 World Cup has made him a better player.Ndidi was one of the Super Eagles’ best players at Russia 2018, performing strongly in each of their three group matches against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on May 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr The Big Ten conference is currently discussing the possibility of expanding its football membership. The league currently has 11 teams, but rumors have circulated that it could expand to as many as 14 to 16 teams. Syracuse — among other Big East schools — has been mentioned as one of the schools that the Big Ten considered offering a spot in the conference.On Monday, a radio station in Kansas City reported that the Big Ten extended offers to join the conference to four schools: Rutgers, Notre Dame, Missouri and Nebraska. However, the report was quickly squashed. Rutgers, Missouri and Nebraska released statements denying that they received such an offer. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany sent out an e-mail to the athletic directors of the current Big Ten schools to let them know that no new schools have been offered a spot in the conference. The Big Ten first announced it was going to examine the possibility of expansion in December. When it was announced, the conference said it would take 12 to 18 months to come up with a decision about the future of the conference. That changed when Big Ten officials met on April 18 in Washington, D.C., to discuss expansion possibilities again. It is now believed that a move could be made as early as next month.Delany has stated that commissioners of other conferences would be notified before the Big Ten contacts a specific school about joining the conference. This would mean that if the Big Ten were to offer Syracuse a spot in the conference, Big East Commissioner John Marinatto would be the first to find out.— Compiled by staff writer Mark CooperAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Shuffling the deckThe expansion of the Big Ten could be just the first move in reconstructing the country’s four major conferences. As other conferences angle themselves for similar additions, here’s a quick glance at what the major conferences could look like when it’s all said and done:Big Ten SEC Big 12 Pac-10Illinois Florida Kansas State OregonIndiana Tennessee Iowa State ArizonaIowa Georgia Kansas Oregon StateMichigan South Carolina Texas StanfordMichigan State Kentucky Oklahoma State Southern CaliforniaMinnesota Vanderbilt Texas Tech Boise StateNorthwestern Clemson Oklahoma Fresno StateNebraska Florida State Texas A&M NevadaOhio State Alabama Baylor CaliforniaPenn State LSU TCU WashingtonPurdue Ole Miss Tulsa UCLAWisconsin Arkansas BYU ArizonaRutgers Auburn Utah Washington StateSyracuse Mississippi State New Mexico ColoradoMissouri Georgia Tech Houston UNLVPittsburgh Miami Colorado State San Diego StateBig AtlanticBoston CollegeWake ForestNC StateMarylandNorth CarolinaDukeVirginiaVirginia TechCincinnatiConnecticutWest VirginiaSouth FloridaMemphisTempleCentral FloridaLouisvilleVillanova*Notre Dame*GeorgetownSt. John’s**Basketball onlySource: Newark Star-Ledger
By Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportJose Holebas’ fine strike gave Watford victory over Middleborough in the English Premier League yesterday but the Man-of-the-Match honour went to the club’s record signing, Isaac Success.The returnee Super Eagles forward who missed Nigeria’s clash with Zambia in Ndola penultimate Sunday due to injury, was responsible for most of the game’s sparse moments of promise.Watford’s gaffer, Walter Mazzarri deployed captain Troy Deeney as a lone striker but it was obvious that the day belonged to Success who gave Boro defenders more work to do. The half-hour mark tripping of Success caused referee Roger East to give Boro’s right-back, Antonio Barragan, a seen a second yellow card to create more room for the battling Nigerian.Success was again involved in the build-up to the winning goal, going down after a typically direct run into the area. While he protested and claimed for a penalty, Holebas nipped in front of Cristhian Stuani to control a poor clearance, take a touch and then fire a swerving shot that former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes could only help into the top corner.It was Watford’s first shot on target but enough to give them the maximum points.The victory left Middlesbrough still looking for a first home win of the Premier League season.Boro – who remain above the bottom three on goal difference only – failed to properly test Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes at all during the game.The result moves Watford up to 10th.Middlesbrough have now lost three home games in a row for the first time in seven years – and have not won in the top flight at the Riverside since April 2009.Middlesbrough won promotion back to the Premier League after seven seasons on the back of a formidable defence and strong home record – which they have so far failed to bring to the top flight.Aitor Karanka’s side conceded just 31 times last season – eight at home – but have already let in six at the Riverside in a run which has seen them take just a point in front of their own fans.But while they still looked untroubled by Watford for large periods, it will be their lack of attacking threat that should most concern Karanka.They managed just three tame efforts on target, Adam Forshaw wasting their best opening with little more than a back-pass from the edge of the area.Striker Alvaro Negredo – who scored 23 times in his first 33 appearances for Manchester City, and then none in his final 16 – now has just a goal on the opening day to his name in Boro colours and never looked like adding to it.And with trips to Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester in their next three away games, Boro must find goals from somewhere if they are to compete.Watford captain Troy Deeney had complained that his players were “bullied to a man all over the pitch” in the 2-0 loss at Burnley in their previous away match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Christian Atsu is raring to go at Malaga after completing a loan move to the Spanish La Liga side.The winger who endured a torrid spell in the first half of the season moved to the Andalusian club in search of vital playing time.At his official unveiling, the Ghana international says he is keen to prove his worth while at the Rosaleda“I’ve had my first training session and it went well. I met the Coach and my teammates,” Atsu said at his official presentation.”“I’m ready and eager to prove things at Malaga.”“Malaga is a fantastic club with great fans and I saw that when I came here with Porto. I think I’ll be very happy here. It was my decision to come.” Atsu is likely to fit in a Malaga team which has a mix of experience and youthful exuberance with Roque Sana Cruz, Charles, Recio, Duda and Fernando Tissone providing the experience.Atsu will find himself in the company of Cameroonian goalkeeper Carlos Kameni who has been a regular for the side in seasons past.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySports
SANTA CLARA – Most surprising about the 49ers’ 3-0 start – perfect record, aside – is their must-see defense.Only the New England Patriots have allowed fewer yards, a pedestal these teams can wrestle for on Feb. 2 in Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Right? Right?!No one doubted the 49ers defense would be better. It is and then some — thanks to new players, improved incumbents, adjusted schemes, upgraded coaches and timely takeaways.Instead of stressing out about the defense and its impending doom, …
SANTA CLARA — Call it “Injured Reserve Week” at the 49ers headquarters, where players are getting ruled out daily for their upcoming playoff run.The 49ers’ injured-reserve count features 15 players with Thursday’s addition of tight end Garrett Celek (back), following the leads of wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (foot, knee) on Tuesday and center Weston Richburg (knee) on Wednesday.Come Saturday, nose tackle D.J. Jones (ankle) also will go on IR, and, in return, they likely will summon 2018 …
12 June 2012 South Africa’s report to the United Nations on its progress on human rights has been well received, with a number of member countries praising SA for its commitment to improving the lives of its citizens, and for its leading role on the UN Human Rights Council. South Africa presented its second report to the UN Universal Peer Review Mechanism Working Group in Geneva on 31 May. The group reviews the human rights records of all 192 UN member states every four years. In Johannesburg on Monday, the departments of Justice and International Relations and Cooperation met with representatives from South Africa’s Chapter 9 Institutions – including the SA Human Rights Commission and the Commission on Gender Equality – to give feedback on the country’s presentation to the UN. “South Africa’s country report highlighted a consolidation of constitutional democracy, as well as progress made in the realisation of socio-economic and cultural rights such as housing, health and social development as well as civil and political rights enshrined in the Constitution,” said Deputy Justice Minister Andries Nel.Positive achievements According to Nel, the report was warmly received by many member states, who commended South Africa for its commitment to human rights and improving the lives of its citizens, and for the delivery of basic services such as housing, health and education. In addition, South Africa was also praised for its leading role in the UN Human Rights Council, especially with regards the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. Positive achievements were also noted in areas such as: Step up efforts to combat racism, racial discrimination and, in particular, xenophobia.Intensify the prevention, investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and publicly denounce such crimes.Ensure that the new Protection of State Information Bill fully complied with international human rights laws so as to ensure the freedom of the press, and engage civil society, activists, NGOs and media to seek common ground on the Bill.Ensure that efforts to eliminate HIV/Aids-related discrimination continued.Maintain and build on HIV/Aids prevention and treatment programmes.Take measures to guarantee access to clean drinking water for all. Nel said South Africa’s report generated a number of recommendations on how to tackle racism and xenophobia, gender-based violence, maternal and infant mortality, the ratification of international instruments, as well as the protection of state information.Recommendations Member countries made a number of recommendations, including that South Africa: Efforts to provide universal healthcare and steps taken to improve school enrolment rates.The provision of ARV treatment for HIV/AIDS and the fight against HIV/AIDS in general.Setting up a national agency on youth development.Promoting regional human rights programmes.Promulgating a law on national languages.Setting up the Ministry for Women, Children and People with Disabilities. Nel said the government would consider the recommendations carefully before deciding which were acceptable to South Africa. “An indication in this regard will be submitted to the 21st Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva during September 2012.” South Africa’s Chapter 9 institutions – statutory bodies set up in terms of the Constitution to promote democracy and a culture of human rights in the country – are expected to study the recommendations. Source: BuaNews
The uncertainty has finally ended for the Congress in Odisha with the party’s national president Sonia Gandhi dissolving the Pradesh Congress Committee office-bearers and all other committees constituted for the recently held Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the State.PCC president Niranjan Patnaik and two working presidents Chiranjib Biswal and Pradip Majhi, however, will continue in their posts as per the decision taken by the Congress president on Monday.Resigned from post Mr. Patnaik, who was appointed PCC president in April 2018, had resigned from his post following the poor performance of the Congress in the State in the recent elections. His resignation, however, was not accepted by the AICC.“We are sure and confident that we will fight back and recover our space in Odisha politics,” said Saptagiri Ulaka, party’s lone Member of Parliament from Koraput, in a tweet, while thanking the Congress leadership for taking the necessary steps in reviving the party in the State.A party leader in Bhubaneswar expressed satisfaction over the AICC decision. As Mr. Patnaik, Mr. Biswal and Mr. Majhi have remained in their posts they should constitute different committees of the PCC without delay, he said.Regaining lost ground Another office-bearer of the party said that organisational restructuring should be carried out at all levels to regain the party’s lost ground in the State. The ensuing urban body elections will offer a chance to revitalise the party across the State, he said.The Congress has been losing strength in Odisha in recent years by losing ground to the Bharatiya Janata Party that is growing fast since it emerged as the number one rival to the ruling Biju Janata Dal in the panchayat elections in 2017. The Congress bagged only one Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats in the recent elections as against one Lok Sabha and 16 Assembly seats in 2014.
DefinitionA bunion forms when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump to appear on the inside edge of your toe.Alternative NamesHallux valgusCausesBunions are more common in women than men. The problem can run in families. People born with abnormal bones in their feet are more likely to form a bunion.Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion.The condition may become painful as the bump gets worse. Extra bone and a fluid-filled sac grow at the base of the big toe.SymptomsRed, thickened skin along the inside edge of the big toeA bony bump at this sitePain over the joint, which pressure from shoes makes worseBig toe turned toward the other toes and may cross over the second toeExams and TestsA doctor can very often diagnose a bunion by looking at it. A foot x-ray can show an abnormal angle between the big toe and the foot. In some cases, arthritis may also be seen.TreatmentWhen a bunion first begins to develop, take good care of your feet.Wear wide-toed shoes. This can often solve the problem and prevent you from needing more treatment.Wear felt or foam pads on your foot to protect the bunion, or devices called spacers to separate the first and second toes. These are available at drugstores.Try cutting a hole in a pair of old, comfortable shoes to wear around the house.If the bunion gets worse and more painful, surgery to realign the toe and remove the bony bump (bunionectomy) may help. There are more than 100 different surgical procedures to treat this condition.advertisementOutlook (Prognosis)You can keep a bunion from worsening by taking care of it and wearing different shoes when it first starts to develop.Teenagers may have more trouble treating a bunion than adults, because it may be the result of an underlying bone problem.Surgery reduces the pain in many, but not all, people with bunions. After surgery, people often have trouble wearing tight, fashionable shoes.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your doctor if the bunion:Continues to cause pain even after self-care, such as wearing wide-toed shoesPrevents you from doing your usual activitiesHas any signs of infection (like redness or swelling), especially if you have diabetesPreventionAvoid compressing the toes of your foot with narrow, poor-fitting shoes.ReferencesRichardson EG. Disorders of the hallux. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 81.Wexler D, Grosser DM, Kile TA. Bunion and bunionette. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 76.Review Date:3/8/2014Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.