Route Master: Dane Haylett-Petty’s unique rugby journey

first_img“It took three or four seasons to finally get there, but each season I’d work a little bit harder, learn a little more, work on my game and throughout my career my ambition grew. It got to the point where I got one cap and then it grew from there again.”More caps came thick and fast. He won his second on that aforementioned birthday and overall started 18 of Australia’s 20 Tests until late August 2017, when injury ruled him out for several months.So why did it take nearly a decade to get that elusive Wallabies cap? What does he put his breakthrough down to? Consistency is his response – and to achieve that he has been working with sports psychologist Dave Diggle.“One of my good friends, Marcus Stoinis, plays cricket for Australia and he put me in touch with Dave. He’s worked with rugby players, cricketers, athletes… I’ve worked with him for three or four years and he’s been a huge help.“It’s probably something I needed and trying to perform consistently is really important in sport. The main thing is to try to do things that are replicable. It’s about being able to do them over and over and over again, rather than riding the roller coaster of professional sport.”Haylett-Petty is always looking for ways to improve his game, whether that be a training camp in Arizona or talks with a psychologist. Now he’s at the Rebels in Melbourne, he’s able to gain insight from different codes too, with teams like Storm (league), Victory (football), Demons, Collingwood and Richmond (all Aussie rules) in close proximity.Watch: Haylett-Petty talks through his career here…Right now he’s assessing whether switching off his mind can help him on the pitch by trying to meditate. “We’ll see if that helps me,” he says. “I learnt early on that it’s important to invest in yourself. I’m always trying different things – some have helped tremendously and some have not.”He is also able to share the ups and downs of rugby with his younger brother, Ross, a lock, who made the journey from Perth to Melbourne, Force to Rebels, with him for the 2018 season when the Western Australian franchise was cut from Super Rugby.“It’s pretty special to play with my brother. Not many people get to go to work every day with their brother. We’re lucky to get to experience running out on a rugby field together, playing in Super Rugby and high-level games. I try to help him when I can, giving him too much advice! We lean on each other.”Off the pitch, he hasn’t hit upon what he wants to do when he retires but has been getting experience with Rebels chairman Paul Docherty. Regardless, there’s not much time to think about it at the moment in the midst of the Wallabies’ RWC 2019 campaign. He is enjoying the first World Cup in Asia – one of four continents where he has lived – and says: “The fans are pretty amazing. They all turn out and are so passionate. They’ll wait for hours in hotel lobbies and really get behind us.”Haylett-Petty’s journey in the oval-ball game is certainly somewhat out of the ordinary – and it’s not finished yet. This article originally appeared in the October issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Mind the gap: Dane Haylett-Petty attacks against Fiji in Australia’s opening RWC 2019 game (Getty Images) From cricket fan in South Africa to Wallabies regular via stints in France and Japan – it’s been quite a ride to Test rugby for this back-three playercenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dane Haylett-Petty’s unique rugby journeyAs Australia were making their way to the last World Cup final, Dane Haylett-Petty was watching on as a fan – from Arizona. He went over to America to train in the off-season, learning from sportspeople in different fields – Olympians, NFL players, baseballers and the like. He has always been willing to invest in his career and make non-traditional choices – and it’s paid off.His path to Test rugby has been unusual but, ultimately, it’s been successful. That first cap may not have come until a week before his 27th birthday, against England in Brisbane in 2016, but he has been a regular in the Wallabies squad ever since.That international career would never have happened, though, if his family hadn’t moved from South Africa to Perth when he was ten.“I think my parents moved for a better lifestyle,” he says. “Crime is something all South Africans have to worry about as they go on with their day-to-day lives.“My parents made sacrifices and probably one of the best things we ever did was to come to Australia. The first couple of years were definitely hard but it’s been amazing for our family – we’re very privileged and it’s provided so much for our family.”Rugby is one of the things the move provided. Growing up in South Africa, rugby was on his radar – after all, he was there to see how the 1995 World Cup united the country – but cricket was his sport. The cricket continued when he started at Hale School in Perth but he also took up rugby and “fell in love with it”.As it transpired, rugby rather than cricket gave him a route into professional sport and he was picked up by Western Force in his last year at school. Yet in three years his number of appearances didn’t reach double figures. In that period, he describes himself as “basically a professional trainer”, so when the opportunity came to join Biarritz he took it.Try time: Dane Haylett-Petty scores for Biarritz in 2012 (Getty Images)Southern hemisphere players tend to head to Europe at the end of their career, not before it’s taken off, but it proved a wise decision for Haylett-Petty.“One of the best things I ever did was go to France early. The amount of rugby you play, the difference in style, in the summer there’s a lot of attacking rugby and in the winter it’s more of a grind; playing in the French league and the European Cup, it all helped me develop and really rounded out my game.“I loved the passion they had for rugby and the lifestyle over there. As a young guy, a 21-year-old, to play rugby and travel on weekends off, it was amazing.”After three years in France, he decided to return to Australia for another crack with Force, but he did a six-month stint at Toyota Shokki Shuttles in Japan en route. A new culture to experience (he learnt to cook a few Japanese dishes while there) and more places to travel to.“It was totally different to France and was the perfect stop on the way back. Rugby in Japan is very fast and there’s a lot of running in training, so it was the perfect pre-season heading into Super Rugby. Another great experience.”Tight bond: Michael Hooper and Dane Haylett-Petty after the Fiji game (Getty Images)And another stop on Haylett-Petty’s unique journey through rugby. It still took a few more years to reach the dream destination – the Test stage – but it always remained in his sights. “If anything my ambition grew as my career went on. Heading back to Australia, I wanted to play for the Wallabies.last_img read more

Springboks win Rugby World Cup powered by the hope of a nation

first_imgSiya Kolisi and Rassie Erasmus discuss the significance of their incredible victory Springboks win Rugby World Cup powered by the hope of a nationIn a Test match like this, pressure can build until something breaks. But listening to the Springboks immediately after their 32-12 victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final, they believe the added force needed came from “hope.”The image of South Africa’s first black captain holding the Webb Ellis trophy aloft will rightly become an iconic one. Yet such moments come with a tax of other pressures and before the collisions and well before the celebrations, there was the expectations and the worry to deal with.In the aftermath of the victory – based on the kind of pressure that climbs with a set-piece stranglehold and bold defence until you get two breakout tries from wings Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe  – Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus talked about the other pressure. The context is that South Africa faced an historic moment, with Siya Kolisi potentially lifting the cup for a nation which is no stranger to tensions. That’s Siyamthanda Kolisi, from the township of Zwide, near Port Elizabeth. For South Africa, a nation battling economic crisis, corruption, unemployment at 29%; a nation yearning for a collective win.After the match Kolisi said of his upbringing: “Growing up, I never dreamed of a day like this at all. When I was a kid all I was thinking about was getting my next meal.”Related: Siya Kolisi’s journey from township to Test starIt’s no wonder that before the game, 2007 World Cup-winning Bok leader John Smit told the BBC: “If Siya touches that trophy on Saturday… I tell you, it will be a far greater moment than 1995 (when Nelson Mandela handed the trophy to Francois Pienaar) . Far greater. It would change the trajectory of our country.”Scoring touch: Makazole Mapimpi scores yet again (Getty Images)That is a potentially performance-altering level of responsibility to think about in a build up. So how, Erasmus was asked after the game, do you keep a lid on things when something so special could be coming down the pipe? Easier said than done, but, it turns out, they wanted to face things head on.“Overall we started talking about ‘what is pressure?’” Erasmus began. “In South Africa pressure is not having a job. Pressure is one of your close relatives being murdered. In South Africa there is a lot of problems with this pressure.“We started talking about things like that. Rugby shouldn’t be something that creates pressure on you. Rugby should be something that creates hope.“We started talking about how we’ve got a privilege of giving people hope – not a burden of giving people hope. But hope is not talking about hope and saying you’ve got hope and tweeting a beautiful tweet, and things like that. Hope is when you play well and people watch the game on a Saturday and have a nice braai (a BBQ) and watch the game and chew food afterwards.” Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The groundwork for this win was laid in the first half, with a stifling South African display. England captain Owen Farrell admitted that the half was disappointing for the English. Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira rolled back the years, giving Dan Cole – an early replacement for Kyle Sinckler – night-terrors. But the whole pack (and their legion replacements) went hard and the team defence was just as unpleasant to face for England.Related: South Africa become No 1 in World RankingsThe English toiled in the face of it for the first 40, putting in supreme effort for undesirable results. What they saw was different from what the Boks had let us observe for most of the knockout stages. After kicking the rubber soul out of the ball against Wales and telling the world they would do the same again here, there was more movement and offloading. And a healthy dose of muscle.Struggling to break through: Hard working England try to attack (Getty Images)Handre Pollard and Farrell traded penalties, but the moment it started leaking away from England came at 66 minutes, with a Mapimpi try. That was the ‘snap’. England chased a clearance kick wonderfully, but the ball was worked to Mapimpi, who chipped over the top, with Lukhanyo Am collecting a passing it back to Mapimpi to score. It was a sublime effort.Then, when Kolbe got the ball on the touchline, he send Farrell spinning from a nearly-there tackle and raced to the line, with Billy Vunipola too far away to get near him. It was comprehensive by the end.Hope aside, Erasmus also talked about the plan that went into getting to this point, the search for consistency over the last two seasons and the circling of games on the calendar that would serve as tester Tests to show how they were progressing – a win against New Zealand in Wellington in 2018 being a prime example.And yet… We know why we focus on the iconic moments.Erasmus continued of what performances like this mean for the country: “No matter your political differences or your religious differences or whatever, for those 80 minutes you agree where on a lot of things you normally disagree, and you start believing in that. That’s not our responsibility, that’s our privilege.Togetherness: The Springboks come together (Getty Images)“The moment you see it in that way it becomes hell of a privilege and you start working towards that. I think that is the way we tackled this whole World Cup campaign.”Erasmus explained that he also spoke to Kolisi before the jersey presentation for the game, about the emotional tightrope the skipper had to walk. Kolisi’s story is well known, but hearing it over and over again means it can lose meaning, the coach believes. Yet, he said, pointing at the trophy: “When you sit down and think about it, there was a stage when Siya didn’t have food to eat and, yes, that is the captain and he led South Africa to hold this cup and that is what Siya is.”As for respect going the other way, Kolisi said of Erasmus’s impact that his searing honesty and open dialogue was refreshing – calling people out or praising them in a group, together, so everyone knew what was expected of them and the person next to them. He went on: “He (Erasmus) told us it has to change, the Springboks are more important than our personal goals. People lost salary to come and see us play. It changed our mindset, we cut off social media and we put heart and soul on the field. He is always honest with us. You always knew where you stood – we are really grateful.”As the clip of that trophy getting lifted is played time and again over the years, fewer and fewer will remember what actually happened in the game. Both types of pressure will be forgotten. It is the moment that will be digitally preserved. And when replayed it should continue to feel significant.That’s the hope. Of course, us outsiders can oversimplify or draw a cartoon of such things. And we can all ignore the rugby. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Unified: Siya Kolisi and Rassie Erasmus celebrate together (Getty Images) last_img read more

Campaign to extend air ambulance to Sussex

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Campaign to extend air ambulance to Sussex The appeal already has the backing of the East Grinstead Observer, which is encouraging its readers to support it. The Sussex Air Ambulance Appeal fundraising committee is confident that Sussex will have its air ambulance service within 12 months.  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A fundraising appeal is being launched to provide an air ambulance for Sussex, one of the few counties in the UK that has no dedicated air ambulance.The campaign is being led by David Philpott, chief executive of Kent Air Ambulance Trust, which is not permitted to extend its service to Sussex with money raised to run its service in Kent.The appeal aims to raise £50,000 initially to get the service started, and then £250,000 in order to place an order for a helicopter. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 June 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

A Tale of Two Crop Years in NE Indiana

first_imgYou can get more local yield information from your local Pioneer representative. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 5, 2013 Previous articleSign Up Begins for EQUIP ProjectsNext articleWhiteshire Hamroc Plans Indiana Expansion Gary Truitt A Tale of Two Crop Years in NE Indiana Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/11/harvest-update-9.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Home Indiana Agriculture News A Tale of Two Crop Years in NE Indiana Smith said several Pioneer varieties have been performing very well this year in Northeastern counties, “We have a P0- 832, which is not a new hybrid but is having a great year across the NE.” A new hybrid, PO-945, is also turning in some surprising yield numbers, said Smith.   “PO-945 is the only dry land plot that I have seen go over 300 bpa.” Facebook Twitter Stephanie Smith Last year the drought cut corn yields in NE Indiana to around 100 bpa. This year Stephanie Smith, with DuPont Pioneer in Fort Wayne, said it is a much different story, “This year we dealt with flooding and got the crop planted about a month later than last year.” She told HAT this year corn yields are averaging 200 bpa and above.  She said soybean yields are also proving to be surprising, “I am pleasantly surprised since we did not get a lot of rain in August which I thought would really limit soybean yields, but they have been very respectable to above average.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Smith said an early season T series soybean variety is performing well, “Many of our customers are used to growing our 92Y80 but the new P28T33 is very comparable.” She said the new T series brings a number of agronomic advantages that makes it superior to the 92Y80.last_img read more

Censorship board back in action, suspends two weeklies

first_img to go further The Envoy was banned after it reprinted passages from an article about the cabinet reshuffle and an interview with a Burmese parliamentarian that had appeared in a Chinese publication, Southern Weekly.PSRD director-general Myint Maung and deputy director-general Tint Swe summoned the editors of all of Rangoon’s weeklies on 31 July to remind them of the PSRD’s rules and the 1962 Printer and Publisher Act. Tint Swe said The Voice had printed eight news stories without submitting them for approval while The Envoy had printed seven.Venus News editor Thar Lun Zaung Htet told The Irrawaddy after the meeting: “We are even afraid to publish the news. We are worried for our future.”More than 90 Rangoon-based journalists affiliated to various journalists’ organizations subsequently attended an emergency meeting organized by Zaw Thet Htwe, the present head of the Myanmar Journalists Union. The participants agree to form a Press Freedom Committee with Zaw Thet Htwe as its spokesman. This committee then issued a seven-point statement that was sent to President Thein Sein. It included calls on the government to lift the bans on suspended publications and to fire the officials responsible for imposing restrictions on the media.The committee also warned that it would not recognize any media law if journalists were not properly consulted during the drafting process, and it requested a meeting with President Thein Sein with the aim of ending press freedom violations.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association support the Press Freedom Committee’s demands.They are also worried by other recent press freedom restrictions and government attacks on the media. The PSRD suspended the newspaper Snapshot last month for publishing the photo of a rape victim and judicial proceedings are now under way against the paper (see report). The Voice is being sued for libel by the ministry of mines. In January, a construction ministry engineer sued Modern Weekly and one of its reporters, Thet Su Aung, over a November 2011 article criticising road repairs in the Mandalay area. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News RSF_en RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Reporters Without Borders and its partner organization, the Burma Media Association, roundly condemn the resumption of censorship by Burma’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD), which suspended two weeklies, The Voice and The Envoy, indefinitely on 31 July for allegedly violating “2011 Order No. 44” and a PSRD ban on publishing articles that have not received its approval.“The PSRD’s measures show we were right to have repeatedly voiced doubts in recent months,” the two organizations said. “It is clear that part of the government or at least some of its most influential members are trying to keep the media under strict control. The current period’s transitional nature cannot be used by the information ministry or the PSRD to justify these suspensions. Such drastic sanctions on the press must end once and for all.”The two organizations added: “We urge the PSRD to rescind the suspensions imposed on The Voice and The Envoy and to end its policy of deterrence, which just has the effect of getting journalists to censor themselves.”A PSRD official told The Irrawaddy that The Voice was suspended because of a story about a cabinet reshuffle that named five ministers and a cartoon by Shwe Bo on the cover above a photo showing information ministry officials inspecting the cartoon during an exhibition organized by the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation on 26 July in Rangoon. The cartoon, which likened the media to a chained elephant, was subsequently banned from the exhibition. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts News News News May 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar August 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship board back in action, suspends two weeklies MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Delhi Court Directs Jail Superintendent To Submit Report On The Treatment Given To COVID Positive Prisoner in Rohini Jail

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Directs Jail Superintendent To Submit Report On The Treatment Given To COVID Positive Prisoner in Rohini Jail Karan Tripathi1 Jun 2020 12:55 AMShare This – xOn Saturday, a Delhi Court directed the Jail Superintendent of Rohini Prison to submit a detailed report on the treatment provided to a COVID19 positive prisoner. The direction has been given by Additional Sessions Judge Neelofer Abida Parveen in a bail application moved by a COVID positive prisoner. The court has asked the concerned Superintendent to submit a report highlighting…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn Saturday, a Delhi Court directed the Jail Superintendent of Rohini Prison to submit a detailed report on the treatment provided to a COVID19 positive prisoner. The direction has been given by Additional Sessions Judge Neelofer Abida Parveen in a bail application moved by a COVID positive prisoner. The court has asked the concerned Superintendent to submit a report highlighting the health condition of the prisoner and the treatment provided to him. In addition to this, the report also has to highlight as to whether the concerned prisoner is being kept in the isolation ward or has been shifted to a hospital which is notified as COVID19 facility. In his bail plea, the accused has submitted that he has been in judicial custody since 27/04/19, and during the period of his said custody, he tested positive for COVID19 and is currently undergoing treatment in the jail itself. In its reply, the Additional Public Prosecutor submitted that since the accused has tested positive for COVID19, he needs to be quarantined and can’t be released on interim bail. The Prosecutor further argued that the accused lives in Nabi Karim, Paharganj, which is a designated hotspot/containment zone for the coronavirus. Moreover, since the accused lives in a single room with his parents and two sisters, the maintaining or social distancing would not be possible. During the proceedings, the court took into consideration the submissions made by the Director General (Prisons) before the High Powered Committee of the High Court. The concerned DG had informed the Committee that one inmate was found positive and shifted to a dedicated hospital. Out of the 19 prisoners who shared the barrack with him, 15 were tested positive along with one jail staff. Consequently, the DG had submitted that isolation wards were created in each jail and infected prisoners were separately quarantined. Moreover, the treatment is being provided and contact tracing is underway. The matter will next be taken up on June 03. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Breaking: CLAT 2021 Postponed On Account Of Surge In COVID Cases, Last Date To Submit Online Application Extended To June 15

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: CLAT 2021 Postponed On Account Of Surge In COVID Cases, Last Date To Submit Online Application Extended To June 15 Sparsh Upadhyay15 May 2021 7:02 AMShare This – xThe Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities has decided to postpone CLAT-2021 scheduled to be held on June 13, 2021.The Committee met on May 15, 2021 and took this decision after reviewing the surge of COVID-19 pandemic in the country and keeping in view of the health and safety of all stakeholders of CLAT.The Committee has also said that the new date of the Test will be notified in due course. Further, the last date for submission of online application has also been extended to June 15, 2021.The Committee has also advised the candidates who desire to appear in CLAT-2021 to keep visiting the website.For any assistance, the candidates reach us at: Email: [email protected] Phone: 080-47162020 (between 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days)Last month, issuing a notification, the Consortium of National Law Universities had informed the applicants appearing for CLAT 2021 examination that since the Pandemic situation is currently being monitored, it shall take the stock of the situation in the first week of May and will decide a date thereafter.The Consortium had vide notification dated 25th March extended the last day for submitting online applications for the CLAT 2021 examination to April 30 2021.The last date for submission of online applications was earlier announced to be March 31, 2021.The CLAT examination, initially scheduled to be conducted on May 9 was postponed to June 13 vide notification dated January 6.According to the notification, those students who secured 45% marks or higher in their 10+2 exams will be eligible to appear for CLAT 2021. The cut-off is 40% for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates.The application fee for the exam is Rs. 4,000 (Rs. 3,500 for SC/ST candidates).Click here To Download NotificationRead NotificationTagsCLAT clat 2021 Consortium of National Law Universities COVID SURGE Next Storylast_img read more

Sinn Fein Short Stay Ward petition presented to Minister today

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleInvestigation continuing after historic Lifford building vandalisedNext articleMajor turnout expected for annual ‘Road Safe’ show News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – October 9, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty and Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn will this morning deliver a petition to the Department of Health calling on the Government to immediately approve funding for the reopening of the 19 bed Short Stay Ward at Letterkenny University Hospital.The petition, which was initiated as part of the party’s on-going campaign to have the facility reopened and has since garnered 5,689 signatures from people across the county.Donegal Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn is hopeful that the petition will put further pressure on the Health Minister:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/payjuyuyuydpetition.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Sinn Fein Short Stay Ward petition presented to Minister today Google+last_img read more

Catholic church leaders request public worship be allowed through Lent

first_img Facebook Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Catholic church leaders request public worship be allowed through Lent Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleOver 270,000 patients on waiting lists for over 12 months – IMONext articleNPHET member says people shouldn’t be overly concerned about new Brazilian variant here News Highland Twitter Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 20, 2021 Google+ WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Google+ Catholic church leaders have requested that public worship be allowed to take place through Lent.At a meeting with the Taoiseach yesterday, Archbishops Eamon Martin, Dermot Farrell, Kieran O’Reilly and Michael Neary emphasised its spiritual importance, particularly through Holy Week and Easter.They also requested the number of people allowed to attend funerals be increased.The Taoiseach said the concerns raised would be given consideration, but any increase in mobility at this time would have “serious consequences” for public health and put pressure on the health service. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Energean secures additional gas supply deals for Karish project offshore Isreal

first_imgThe two new GSPAs increases the firm’s total contracted gas sales from the Karish project to approximately 7.0 bcm/yr The Karish development forms part of the Karish and Tanin project. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Energean has signed two contracts for the sale of an additional 1.4 billion cubic metre (bcm) per year of gas from the Karish project, located offshore Israel.The two new gas sales and purchase agreements (GSPAs) increases the firm’s total contracted gas sales from the Karish project to approximately 7.0 bcm/yr on plateau. The deals represent more than $2.5bn in contracted revenues over their life.Energean said that majority of gas will be supplied to the Ramat Hovav Power Plant, a partnership between the Edeltech Group and Shikun & Binui.Represented by a second agreement, the remainder of gas will be supplied to an affiliate of the RH Partnership for existing power stations for 15 years.Energean CEO Mathios Rigas said that the flagship Karish gas project is on track to deliver first gas in 2H 2021.Rigas added: “We remain committed to continue bringing competition and security of supply to the Israeli gas market even after we fill the Karish FPSO to its maximum 8 bcm/yr capacity.“The new contracts we signed today further strengthen our secured revenues stream, which is well-insulated against future commodity price fluctuations, and provide cash flows that will support our strategic goal of paying a sustainable dividend to our shareholders.”Energean seeks buyers for remaining 1bcm/year spare capacityEnergean said it is seeking potential offtaker for the remaining 1bcm/year spare capacity in the Energean Power floating production storage and offloading (FPSO).In a press statement, Energean said: “Energean is assessing several opportunities in both the Israeli domestic market and key export markets in order to meet this target, alongside reviewing further growth opportunities across the nine exploration blocks that it holds in Israel to further expand its presence in the Eastern Mediterranean.”The Karish project, which forms part of the company’s Karish and Tanin project, is 70% owned by Energean while Kerogen Capital holds the remaining 30% stake.The field is planned to commence production next near. It is expected to reach peak production capacity in January 2024.Earlier this year, Energean has issued a warning of potential delays to deliver first gas from its Karish gas field due to the Covid-19 pandemic.last_img read more