Some drilling rigs shut down due to diesel shortage

first_img Sneh Sital, spokesperson for Petro-Canada, says the company had made plans to minimize the effect of its scheduled shutdown of a plant in Edmonton, but due to circumstances beyond their control, some of those plans have fallen through. [asset|aid=471|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1c91d9c3e6121d547ddcdc4234ffa282-Seetal_1_Pub.mp3] Sital says it’s difficult to know when diesel supplies will return to normal levels. The president of the Canadian Oilwell Drilling Contractors has confirmed that some drilling rigs have had to shut down as a result of the diesel shortage sweeping across western Canada. Don Herring says this isn’t the first time the industry has operated under threats of a fuel shortage. [asset|aid=469|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1c91d9c3e6121d547ddcdc4234ffa282-Herring-1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – Herring says the shortage isn’t just affecting the rig sites themselves, it’s also preventing companies that provide secondary services from being able to make it out to the rig site. He also says that right now, oil and gas will have to take a backseat while farmers use available diesel to bring in their crops. [asset|aid=470|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1c91d9c3e6121d547ddcdc4234ffa282-Herring-2_1_Pub.mp3] The shortage is partly caused by a shutdown of diesel-refining plants owned by Petro-Canada and Imperial Oil, who are both doing scheduled maintenance on their plant. Suncor Energy’s oil sands refinery, which was subject to an unplanned shutdown earlier this year, is now in the final stages of restarting its plant.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Report: Everton 2 Bournemouth 1

first_imgEverton 2 Bournemouth 1: Niasse double relieves pressure on Koeman Omnisport Last updated 2 years ago 00:02 24/9/2017 Niasse - cropped Getty Images Everton halted their run of consecutive Premier League defeats as Oumar Niasse’s double claimed a dramatic 2-1 win over Bournemouth. Oumar Niasse continued his Everton revival as a dramatic late double salvaged a much-needed 2-1 Premier League victory for Ronald Koeman’s side against Bournemouth.Having been cast aside by Koeman last term, Niasse made his mark in Everton’s EFL cup victory over Sunderland in midweek with a stunning goal and the Senegal striker rescued the Toffees with a superb cameo on Saturday.The pressure looked set to mount on Koeman as the game approached the closing stages – Josh King’s 49th-minute effort having put Eddie Howe’s side ahead at Goodison Park. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Facing a fourth straight league defeat, Koeman threw on Niasse in place of Wayne Rooney – who could have been awarded a penalty in a first half bereft of chances – and the Dutchman’s change soon paid dividends.With 13 minutes remaining, fellow substitute Tom Davies threaded a neat throughball into Niasse, who made no mistake with a thumping finish.Niasse – Roberto Martinez’s last signing as Everton boss – was not finished there, however, bundling the ball over from close range five minutes later to relieve the pressure on Koeman’s under-performing side.| What a week for Oumar Niasse… #EFCmatchday pic.twitter.com/Y0srlqjtnw— Everton (@Everton) September 23, 2017Everton took the lead within 30 seconds in the corresponding fixture last term, but they had to wait until the seventh minute for their first opportunity this time around – Dominic Calvert-Lewin heading wide from Leighton Baines’ cross.Rooney was left fuming with referee Atkinson just after the half hour, and with good reason.The former England captain was left with blood pouring from a gash above his eye after being caught by Simon Francis’ elbow inside the Bournemouth box, with Everton’s subsequent penalty appeals turned down.Rooney was soon back on, however, and could have given the Toffees the lead had he not slipped as he latched onto Idrissa Gueye’s clever reverse pass, with Everton made to pay for that miss after the restart.A sluggish Everton attack broke down and Bournemouth countered at pace – King bursting through the middle before slotting calmly across Jordan Pickford.Everton’s goalkeeper came to their rescue moments later, rushing out to deny former Sunderland team-mate Jermain Defoe from close range.Koeman did not hesitate in changing things, throwing on Davies and Niasse, and after Andrew Surman had cleared Mason Holgate’s header off the line, Everton finally had their equaliser.Niasse made a smart run to meet Davies’ pass, taking a brilliant first touch before slamming his finish high into the net.And Niasse inspired Everton’s comeback soon after, as he turned home at the second attempt after another frantic round of pinball inside the penalty area.Calvert-Lewin should have put the result beyond all doubt late on, but his miss ultimately mattered little as Everton held firm to claim a vital win and move out of the relegation zone, where Bounemouth remain second from bottom. Key Opta facts:- Everton ended a run of 401 minutes without a goal in the Premier League.- Bournemouth have lost 28 points from winning positions in the Premier League since the start of last season; more than any other side in that period.- Only Crystal Palace (0) have scored fewer first-half goals than Bournemouth in the Premier League this season.- Josh King scored his first goal in six Premier League appearances, after netting 10 in the 12 before that. read morelast_img read more

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5 Free and LowCost Tools for Improving Social Media Productivity

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer SAN FRANCISCO — For busy business owners, managing your brand on a growing list of social networks can be time consuming, if not stressful and frustrating. The good news is that there are a small army of tools and apps that can help simplify the process.”Social media. Productivity. Efficiency. These words don’t always go together, but they should,” said Lisa Buyer, president and CEO of online public relations, social media and SEO agency The Buyer Group, based in Hollywood, Fla. Buyer spoke yesterday at the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Francisco about tools and strategies for optimizing your social media efforts without spending a ton of money doing it.Related: 3 Ways to Make Your Social Media Efforts More ProductiveHere’s a look at five of the low-cost tools Buyer suggested online marketers add to their social media arsenal: 1. TrackyTracky is a free app that combines separate tools such as email, to-do lists, chat, file sharing and more all on one social, task-management platform. Access to individual projects can be limited to specific users by changing settings from public to private, and users can share information within the app via their Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest accounts.”I also really like Tracky because it lets you involve people who might be outside of your organization [in the collaboration process], so you can look for new ideas and resources,” Buyer said.Related: This New Tool Could Be the Future of Measuring Sentiment on Social Media2. BlitzMetrics Instead of having to collect analytics across every social network your brand is on, BlitzMetrics allows users to track and analyze all those stats in one convenient dashboard. “For $1 a day … it eliminates the need to create multiple reports for everyone at your company who needs to know how your social media is performing,” Buyer said.3. Pitch EngineEntrepreneurs want to get the word out about their companies and the special events or promotions they’re putting on, but they don’t always have the time to create a social media strategy or call individual news outlets and make the pitch. Instead, Pitch Engine allows you to create a 1-page website to tell your story visually with videos and engaging images for free. You can share the page via email or social media, or integrate it into your own website. A basic plan, which comes with features like search optimization, costs $19 per month.4. WildfireRecently acquired by Google, Wildfire is an app that allows you to easily create contests and sweepstakes on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It also offers comprehensive dashboards and reports for your social marketing pages, tabs and campaigns.Basic plans start at $5 for one promotion with unlimited participants, plus $1 for each day the promotion runs. Related: How Social Media Startup Wildfire Was Bought By Google for $250 Million5. BufferBesides marketing your own brand, one important function of social media is to share timely, important and engaging content with your customers and followers. One easy way to do that is by using an app called Buffer, Buyer said. It allows you to collect interesting articles, videos and pictures from around the web and automatically schedule them to post on your social networks throughout the day. Pricing starts at $10 per month. Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Listen Now min read August 15, 2012last_img read more

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