Top 3-pointers from Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards, 04/12/2021
Top 3-pointers from Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards, 04/12/2021
New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday said that the eye of cyclonic storm Tauktae, which had hit the Gujarat coast in Saurashtra has ended and the eye of Cyclone Tauktae is disorganizing.
CALGARY, Alberta, May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parex Resources Inc. (“Parex” or the “Company”) (TSX:PXT) is a company headquartered in Calgary that focuses on sustainable, profitable, conventional oil and gas production. Production Guidance Revised Due to Transportation Blockades A series of protests across Colombia during May 2021 have resulted in transportation blockades that have restricted the production and marketing of Parex’ crude oil. Additionally, the transportation blockades impeded the supply of materials required for capital expenditure activities, including drilling and completions. The blockades were not directly related to Parex’ activities or those of its industry partners. Parex net production over the past week has averaged approximately 31,000 boe/d, with current production approximately 40,000 boe/d. Going forward we expect to continue restarting our normal operations and production, subject to the lifting of blockades in the Llanos Basin. In that respect we note that the local government and authorities have been proactive in working to lift the blockades and minimize the disturbances. Further, in many instances Parex has continued to receive the support of the communities where we operate, live and work. Although the current restrictions from the transportation blockades are easing, Parex is withdrawing its Q2 2021 production guidance, as set forth in the press release dated April 15, 2021, until the Company has greater visibility on its ability to access the local transportation infrastructure. For the period April 1 - May 16, 2021, Parex' production has averaged approximately 44,100 boe/d. Also, Parex is updating its H2 2021 production guidance set forth in the press release dated April 15, 2021 at 48,000 – 50,000 boe/d, with Parex expecting H2 2021 production to average 44,000-50,000 boe/d, with the lower end of the range incorporating the impact of any additional minor and intermittent blockades. Operations Update – Upcoming Activity May 2021 As noted above, a series of national strikes across Colombia have resulted in transportation blockades that have temporarily restricted supplies to our drilling and completions activities. However, Parex is proactively planning to resume the following exploration and growth activities, subject to the transportation blockades being lifted. Block Activity Description Cabrestero 4-6 well program – start drilling late May 2021 VIM-1 Drill the 1st of 2 high impact exploration wells (Basilea) following the La Belleza discovery – spud week of May 17 2021 LLA-32 Drill the Groot exploration well – spud week of May 17 2021 VMM-46 Commence acquisition of 215 square km of 3D seismic – in field early June 2021 2021 Share-buy Back Program: Committed to 10% Repurchase As of May 17, 2021, the Company has repurchased for cancellation 5.4 million common shares, under its NCIB, which commenced on December 23, 2020. As of April 30, 2021, Parex had 127.9 million basic shares outstanding. Parex expects to purchase the maximum allowable 12.9 million shares under the Company's normal course issuer bid program, prior to its expiry on December 22, 2021. For more information, please contact: Mike KruchtenSenor Vice-President Capital Markets & Corporate PlanningParex Resources Inc.Phone: (403) firstname.lastname@example.org NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES Advisory on Forward Looking Statements Certain information regarding Parex set forth in this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. The use of any of the words "plan", "expect", “prospective”, "project", "intend", "believe", "should", "anticipate", "estimate", "forecast", "budget" or other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements represent Parex' internal projections, estimates or beliefs concerning, among other things, future growth, results of operations, production, future capital and other expenditures (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof), competitive advantages, plans for and results of drilling activity, business prospects and opportunities. These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Although the Company’s management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement since such expectations are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could cause Parex' actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, Parex. In particular, forward-looking statements contained in this document include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Company's focus, plans, priorities and strategies; expectation the Company will restart normal operations and production, subject to the lifting of blockades; support of communities where the Company's operates; H2 2021 average production and the assumptions thereunder; the exploration and growth activities when the Company resumes activities and the timing thereof; and Parex' expectation that it will purchase the maximum allowable number of common shares under its normal course issuer bid.These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions in Colombia; industry conditions including changes in laws and regulations, and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced in Canada and Colombia; lack of availability of qualified personnel; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; risks associated with negotiating with foreign governments as well as country risk associated with conducting international activities; environmental risks; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; failure of counterparties to perform under contracts; risk that Brent oil prices are lower than anticipated; risk that Parex' evaluation of its existing portfolio of development and exploration opportunities is not consistent with its expectations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect Parex' operations and financial results are included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). Although the forward-looking statements contained in this document are based upon assumptions which Management believes to be reasonable, the Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this document, Parex has made assumptions regarding, among other things: current and anticipated commodity prices and royalty regimes; the impact (and the duration thereof) that COVID-19 pandemic will have on the demand for crude oil and natural gas, Parex’ supply chain and Parex’ ability to produce, transport and sell Parex’ crude oil and natural; gas; availability of skilled labour; timing and amount of capital expenditures; future exchange rates; the price of oil, including the anticipated Brent oil price; the impact of increasing competition; conditions in general economic and financial markets; availability of drilling and related equipment; effects of regulation by governmental agencies; receipt of partner, regulatory and community approvals; royalty rates; future operating costs; uninterrupted access to areas of Parex' operations and infrastructure; recoverability of reserves and future production rates; the status of litigation; timing of drilling and completion of wells; on-stream timing of production from successful exploration wells; operational performance of non-operated producing fields; pipeline capacity; that Parex will have sufficient cash flow, debt or equity sources or other financial resources required to fund its capital and operating expenditures and requirements as needed; that Parex' conduct and results of operations will be consistent with its expectations; that Parex will have the ability to develop its oil and gas properties in the manner currently contemplated; that Parex' evaluation of its existing portfolio of development and exploration opportunities is consistent with its expectations; current or, where applicable, proposed industry conditions, laws and regulations will continue in effect or as anticipated as described herein; that the estimates of Parex' production and reserves volumes and the assumptions related thereto (including commodity prices and development costs) are accurate in all material respects; that Parex will be able to obtain contract extensions or fulfill the contractual obligations required to retain its rights to explore, develop and exploit any of its undeveloped properties; and other matters. Management has included the above summary of assumptions and risks related to forward-looking information provided in this document in order to provide shareholders with a more complete perspective on Parex' current and future operations and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Parex' actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what benefits Parex will derive. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Parex disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws. Oil and Gas Advisory Net production over the past week has averaged approximately 31,000 boe/d, consisting of approximately 5,388 bbls/d of light crude oil and medium crude oil, 24,485 bbls/d of heavy oil and 6,759 mcf/d of conventional natural gas (96% crude oil). Current production of approximately 40,000 boe/d consists of approximately 6,953 bbls/d of light crude oil and medium crude oil, 31,594 bbls/d of heavy oil and 8,722 mcf/d of conventional natural gas (96% crude oil). For the period April 1-May 16, 2021, Parex’ production has averaged approximately 44,100 boe/d, consisting of approximately 7,665 bbls/d of light crude oil and medium crude oil, 34,832 bbls/d of heavy oil and 9,616 mcf/d of conventional natural gas (96% crude oil). The term "Boe" means a barrel of oil equivalent on the basis of 6 thousand cubic feet ("Mcf") of natural gas to 1 bbl. Boe may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6 Mcf: 1Bbl, utilizing a conversion ratio at 6 Mcf: 1 Bbl may be misleading as an indication of value. PDF available: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/824dda75-cf4b-4d78-8b33-6827e1da60de
"I cracked a rib from a spill on a bike and a few other bumps and bruises," Nick Jonas revealed Monday night on The Voice
Patrick Montgomery was on conditional pretrial release in Colorado when he violated the terms by possessing a firearm.
Dan Harmon's new animated series for Fox, 'Krapopolis' is the first one to be 'curated entirely on the blockchain.'
PARIS (AP) — Cybercriminals have hit four Asian subsidiaries of the Paris-based insurance company AXA with a ransomware attack, impacting operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines, the insurer said. The criminals claimed to have stolen 3 terabytes of data including medical records and communications with doctors and hospitals. In Ireland, meanwhile, the national healthcare system struggled to restore IT systems that were all but paralyzed by a cyberattack last week by a different Russian-speaking ransomware group. That group is demanding $20 million, according the ransom negotiation page on its darknet site, which The Associated Press viewed. The gang threatened Monday to “start publishing and selling your private information very soon.” The Irish government's decision not to pay the criminals means hospitals won't have access to patient records — and must resort mostly to handwritten notes — until painstaking efforts are complete to restore thousands of computer servers from backups. AXA Partners, the Paris insurer's international arm, offered few details of the Asia attacks. It said in a brief statement Sunday that their full impact was being investigated and that steps would be "taken to notify and support all corporate clients and individuals impacted.” It said the attack was recent, but did not specify when exactly. It said data in Thailand was accessed and that “regulators and business partners have been informed.” News of the Asia attack was first reported by the Financial Times. The attackers used a ransomware variant called Avaddon. In a post on their darknet leak site including some document samples, they claim to have stolen 3 terabytes of data including medical records, customer IDs and privileged communications with hospitals and doctors. Avaddon threatened to leak “valuable company documents” in 10 days if the company did not pay an unspecified ransom. AXA, among Europe’s top five insurers, said this month that it will stop writing cyber-insurance policies in France that reimburse customers for extortion payments made to ransomware criminals. The insurer said at the time that it was suspending the option in France only in response to growing concern that such reimbursements encourage cyber criminals to demand ransom from companies they prey on, crippling them with malware. Once victims of ransomware pay up, criminals provide software keys to decode the data. Last year, ransomware reached epidemic levels as criminals increasingly turned to “double extortion,” stealing sensitive data before activating the encryption software that paralyzes networks and threatening to dump it online if they don't get paid. It appears that's exactly what happened to the AXA subsidiaries and Ireland's health care system. In the latter case, the criminals claim to have stolen more than 700 gigabytes of personal data on patients and employees — including home addresses and phone numbers — as well as customer databases, payroll and other financial information. The criminals claimed to have spent two weeks in the network before executing the ransomware. The top victims of ransomware are in the United States, followed by France, experts say. The extent of damage, and payouts, in Asian countries was not immediately clear. Like most top ransomware purveyors, Avaddon's ransomware is programmed not to target computers with Russian-language keyboards and enjoys safe harbor in former Soviet states. The group that attacked Ireland's Health Service Executive, Conti, similarly enjoys Kremlin tolerance and is among the most prolific such gangs, recently attacking such high-profile targets as Broward County Florida's school system. Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has refused to pay ransom despite an attack announced Friday that caused the country of 5 million to shut down and rebuild its public health care system's IT network. The system's chief operations officer, Anne O'Connor, told a local radio reporter on Sunday that many cancer treatment sessions, X-rays and other radiology appointments had been canceled, describing perhaps the worst impact today on a healthcare system from ransomware. “There’s not much back up and running,” yet, O'Connor said of the IT network, adding that data on thousands of servers would need to be rebuilt from backups. “It's going to be a slow process.” “All of our diagnostic capability in terms of radiology have gone,” she said. "We have no capability now to look back at any previous tests, any previous scans. We can’t order lab tests or radiology electronically.” She said hospitals had resorted to "manual handwritten notes. We have people in hospitals delivering pieces of paper around with lab results, et cetera." Ransomware attacks returned to headlines this month after hackers struck the United States’ largest fuel pipeline, the Colonial Pipeline, and the company shut it down for days to contain the damage. The ransomware gangs that have had the biggest impact are so-called “big-game” hunters like Avaddon and Conti that identify and target lucrative victims. They work through affiliates who do most of the work. They rented their “ransomware-as-a-service” to partners they recruit on darknet crime forums and divide the profits. —- Bajak reported from Boston. Elaine Ganley And Frank Bajak, The Associated Press
TORONTO — Hayley Wickenheiser and Danielle Goyette are teammates again in the Toronto Maple Leafs player development department. One of Wickenheiser's first moves upon her promotion to Toronto's senior director of player development was hiring her former linemate and coach as a director in the same department for both the Leafs and the AHL's Marlies. The Canadian women's hockey team alumni won a pair of Olympic gold medals together in 2002 and 2006, as well as six world championship gold together. When Toronto general manager Kyle Dubas gave Wickenheiser the green light to hire who she wanted, "right away, the first person I thought of was Danielle," Wickenheiser said. The 42-year-old from Shaunavon, Sask., joined the Maple Leafs in 2018 as assistant director of player development. "It goes without saying she's made significant contributions to the sport, both as a player and then now in her role that she's had with our team over the last few years" Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said. "I worked with her a lot in my time with the Marlies when she was working in player development. She really helped bring a lot to the player development program, and I learned a lot from having conversations with her. "So to have her take a significant step into a leadership position now within the player development program is a huge win for our organization." Wickenheiser recently received her medical doctor's licence and will start a residency in a Toronto hospital. The combination of Goyette's hiring and her residency's time flexibility that she didn't have in University of Calgary medical school will allow her to do both jobs, she said. "What I've done so far in the last three years in medical school, I think has been much harder than what I'm about to do right now because I'm living in one place," Wickenheiser said. Goyette resigned as head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women's team after 14 seasons there. Wickenheiser was a Dino and played for Goyette from 2010 to 2015. Goyette was also assistant coach of the Canadian Olympic team that won gold with Wickenheiser in 2014. "What I knew I needed in this role was someone who is incredibly organized off the ice with the ability to manage a lot of moving targets and factors, and someone who understands the development of players physically, psychologically and emotionally, which she's done as a university coach about the same demographic as the player we work with here," Wickenheiser said. "And the ability to step on the ice tomorrow and work with an Auston Matthews or a John Tavares and not it be an intimidating situation, which I think Danielle has also done in the off-season when she's not working with the Dinos. She's running groups for NHL players." Both women are inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame. "Playing together for so long, we went through ups and downs and a lot during our careers," Goyette said. "We've seen the good side and the bad side of each other. I don't think we're going to be surprised by any reaction. "I kind of know what to expect from Wick. I don't see anything that's going to change about the relationship we have right now." Wickenheiser is the all-time leader in Canadian women's hockey team scoring with 168 goals and 211 assists in 276 games. Goyette ranks fourth 15 years after her retirement with 114 goals and 105 assists in 172 games. The Maple Leafs also promoted Will Sibley to director of development operations and analysis, while Darryl Belfry will oversee technical development of the club's players and staff. Wickenheiser's appointment to a job that drives Toronto's future on-ice product, and the decision-making power given to her, breaks ground for women in the NHL. "What it's showing is first of all is the Leafs are an incredibly progressive organization," Wickenheiser said. "Secondly, the opportunity to be open-minded and look at different perspective. Hockey is a game that we're probably the last pro sport that's making these changes and progressions. "You're seeing it in other pro sports, basketball and NBA, this is kind of becoming old news. It's about going after the best person qualified for the job. "That looks a little different than it did 10 years ago because people's mindsets have changed." Goyette, a 53-year-old from Saint-Nazaire, Que., took over as head coach of the Dinos after retiring as a player in 2007. The Dinos won a national university championship in 2012 and posted a record of 213-197 with Goyette. "We got into the Hockey Hall of Fame, me and Hayley, we didn't think that would happen," Goyette said. "Now, we're getting to the NHL. Everything is changing. I feel lucky that I'm able to open some doors. "Having women in sport in roles that make a difference, the NHL, for me, it's pretty amazing to be in that position." — Donna Spencer in Calgary and Joshua Clipperton in Toronto contributed to this story. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2021. The Canadian Press
It is anticipated that the SNP leader will retain her role following this month’s Scottish Parliament election.
Miranda Cosgrove and the cast of "iCarly" are denouncing racism after a new cast member from the upcoming reboot faced racially-charged harassment.
Discovery’s tie-up with WarnerMedia has stirred up a firestorm of chatter about the impact of the deal that took nearly everyone in Burbank and Hudson Yards by surprise over the weekend. After a day of digesting the news and reading tea leaves, industry insiders were focused on the timing of WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar’s departure […]
Kevin Pillar walked off the field on his own after a scary moment in Atlanta on Monday night.
Fox is sending Tim Allen and the rest of the Last Man Standing family off with praise just days before its series finale. “The show took a bold, yet relatable, point-of-view with great humor and sensibility that directly spoke to families. Tim, the producers and cast have been great partners, and I believe this series […]
As an upper cold front sweeps across much of British Columbia, Environment Canada has issued a weather alert warning of lightning strikes in parts of the province. By 5:00 p.m PT, 995 lightning flashes had hit the central eastern region of B.C. over a 12 hour period according to Environment Canada. There were also isolated sparks over the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Valley. "We definitely expect to see continued lightning activity in the south Omineca area from Prince George and further into the Cariboo and into the Columbia Mountains," said meteorologist Armel Castellan. The storms, which are also bringing hail and winds of up to 60 km/h have sparked concerns about wildfire activity as the season moves into its early stages. The B.C. Wildfire Service map of current fire risks in the province shows pockets of high to extreme danger in south central and eastern B.C., while approximately one quarter of the province has a moderate fire risk. Pockets of high to extreme fire danger can be seen in the B.C. Wildfire Service daily rating of danger zones in the province which was released at 12:00 p.m. PT.(Government of B.C.) Farther south, steep slopes and trees have made it challenging for crews to gain control of a 13 hectare fire burning 5 kilometres north of Harrison Mills, according to B.C. Wildfire Service. The fire, which is now under control, started Saturday on Chehalis Forest Service Road and was human caused, according to the service. It is now under investigation. Thick smoke in the Lake Koocanusa area in the southeast fire district prompted a high volume of calls Monday. But B.C. Wildfire Service says the smoke is due to some prescribed burning in northern Montana and is not from any wildfires burning in the province. Another front will move through later in the week bringing cool, wet weather at first, but temperatures will rise above normal into the long weekend — creating dry conditions and adding to the concern for forest fires. "The chance of something smouldering is not impossible because we are going to set up for a ridge in the second half of this week," said Castellan. As of May 16, the B.C. Wildfire Service has recorded 182 fires this year, burning a total of 2,057 hectares. The majority of these were in the Kamloops area.
Two judges should have some explaining to do coming out of UFC 262.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday said it was still not safe to allow residents fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 to travel overseas, as industries hit hard by the pandemic press for a faster reopening of international borders. Morrison said any plans to relax border rules for vaccinated travellers could be implemented "only when it is safe to do so". Australia plans to reopen borders to the rest of the world from the middle of 2022 even as the federal budget unveiled last week hopes to fully vaccinate its near 26 million population by the end of this year.
The company announced Monday that it is floating $2 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior notes. It said that the interest rate, maturity date, terms of redemption, and other key features of the debt securities would be determined by negotiations between it and potential buyers. According to a report in Bloomberg, citing "people with knowledge of the matter," the two phases would consist of one issue of notes with five-year maturities, and one with a 10-year term.
Tauktae, the strongest storm to hit Gujarat state since 1998, comes amid a devastating Covid wave.
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese economy contracted at an annual rate of 5.1% in January-March, slammed by a plunge in spending over the coronavirus pandemic, according to government data released Tuesday. The Cabinet Office’s preliminary seasonally adjusted GDP, or gross domestic product, showed household consumption dropped at an annualized rate of 5.6%, while government spending declined 6.9%. Gross domestic product is the sum value of a nation’s products and services. The annualized rate shows what the rise or drop would have been if that same pace had continued for a year. Much of Japan has been under a state of emergency, centered around early closures of restaurants and bars, to curb the spread of the virus at places where crowds gather. Still, COVID-19 illnesses and deaths have been rising amid one of the slowest vaccine rollouts in the developed world. About 4% of the population has gotten at least one shot so far. Analysts say a more thorough vaccination effort is the only realistic way economic activity can resume close to normal and growth can recover to pre-pandemic levels. Japan’s GDP drop over the last fiscal year is the worst since the end of World War II, surpassing the global financial crisis. The world’s third-largest economy managed to eke out growth in the last two quarters, slowly recovering from earlier pandemic damage. It grew 2.8% in October-December, compared to the previous quarter, and expanded 5.3% July-September on-quarter. It had shrunk the quarter before that, at a minus 8.1% in April-June. These are all not annual rates but compared to the previous quarter. For the latest quarter, the contraction on quarter stood at minus 1.3%. For the 2020 calendar year, Japan’s economy sank 4.7%, the first year of contraction in 11 years, the Cabinet Office said. Economic growth was flat in 2019. Robert Carnell, Regional Head of Research Asia-Pacific at ING, said the latest results were slightly worse than what analysts had expected, highlighting the negative effects of restrictions on movement during the emergency. “The prospects for growth in the rest of the year are looking much weaker,” he said. “With Japan still lagging behind even many developing Asian economies when it comes to vaccination rates, we believe a more rapid second-half improvement is unlikely.” Although trade has been recovering as overseas nations get vaccinated, much of the Japanese economy depends on domestic demand. Japan never had a lockdown for COVID-19, trying to keep business activity going while encouraging working from home and social distancing. Japan has had more than 11,500 deaths from COVID-19. Cases are surging especially in urban areas, such as Osaka and Tokyo, and hospital beds are running out in some spots. The public has grown increasingly opposed to holding the Tokyo Olympics, postponed from last year and set to begin in July, Japanese media surveys and an online protest petition show. ___ Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yurikageyama Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press
Duke said previous proposals by the fund ‘not in the best interests of the company’
Household solar uptake meant demand on Australia’s grid in summer peak fell to five-year lowAudit underlines role renewables are playing in making coal-fired power unprofitable, expert says Demand for electricity from the grid during Australia’s summer fell as more power came from rooftop solar, an analysis has found. Photograph: David Mariuz/AAP