Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Indonesia Open for second time

first_imgIndian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won the weather-hit BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open for the second time in his career after closing with a four-under 68 for a three-stroke victory, while veteran compatriot Jeev Milkha Singh finished tied second on Monday.Bhullar, who also won the event in 2013, sealed his seventh victory on the Asian Tour and a second title this season with a 16-under 272 total at the Pondok Indah Golf Course.He returned to finish his remaining three holes on Monday morning after play was abandoned on Sunday due to bad weather.Jeev, a two-time Asian Tour number one, threatened briefly before settling for tied second place, his best result since 2012, after making bogey on the 17th hole to finish on 72.Thailand’s Danthai Boonma (67), Panuphol Pittayarat (68) and Tour rookie Johannes Veerman (69) of the United States took a share of second alongside Singh on 275s.The 28-year-old Bhullar made five birdies in seven holes on Sunday before returning to par his last three holes and clinch his second victory in two months.With his win at the BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open, Bhullar is now the fifth player after Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand, Frank Nobilo of New Zealand, Frankie Minoza of the Philippines and Lu Hsi-chuen of Chinese Taipei to win the event twice.”It is never easy in a Monday finish especially when you only have a two-shot lead. I slept at 7pm last night and woke up at 2am because there was so much adrenaline rush. I just couldn’t focus on anything,” Bhullar said in an Asian Tour release.advertisement”I was not focussed on sleeping. I just could not divert my mind anywhere else apart from the last few holes. At the end of the day I’m proud of myself and I’m glad I pulled it off,” added Bhullar, who got richer by $54,000 thanks to the triumph.”I was full of confidence from tee number one. I told myself that I will play aggressive golf and gave myself a lot of birdie chances. I putted really well and made single putts in the first seven holes.”Bhullar admitted that it was a huge test of patience as the weather suspensions made life difficult for the players.”The week was difficult, it was not easy at all. It was a test of patience but my past experience of winning here before helped. I’ve won before in stop and go week before. The experience really counted this week,” he said.Jeev, who has won 14 titles worldwide but not since 2012, admitted it was difficult to chase the dominant Bhullar.”I played well but Gaganjeet Bhullar started really well yesterday. I tried to push him but I finished second and I’ll take that result as it is my best finish of the year,” said the 44-year-old Singh.”I think I handled myself really well being in the last group for the first time since 2012! I could have done better but I feel this will give me a lot of confidence heading into the next few weeks. I’m working on a few things which I need to trust more under pressure.”The young Asian Tour stars have enjoyed huge success in the 2016 season but Jeev was determined to return to his best form.”It is great to see the depth of the Asian Tour. It is good to see these young kids hungry and they want to birdie every hole. That’s the way it should be. Gaganjeet is 28 years old and I think sky’s the limit for him,” said Jeev.”It is good to see these young kids doing well. Obviously I want to compete with them. In fact, they push me to do better. They hit good and long drives and I want to keep up with them. Don’t forget age is just a number,” he said.last_img read more

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Ophir Opts for Alternative Financing for Fortuna FLNG

first_imgzoom Africa’s first deepwater FLNG project situated in Equatorial Guinea, Fortuna FLNG, has been faced with some financial hurdles.Based on the latest update from its developer Ophir Energy, the talks with a group of Chinese banks on financing the project have taken longer than expected prompting the company to turn to alternative sources of funding.“Concurrently, Ophir and its partners have therefore also been developing alternative funding sources for the project. These alternative options are now at an advanced stage. Ophir expects to be in a position to select one of these options and to finalize the financing arrangements for the project by mid-December 2017,” the company said.“Once the financing arrangements have been selected, Ophir will promptly seek approval for the project from its shareholders and the project stakeholders.”As informed, the final investment decision, based on this sequence of approvals, would be expected to take place during Q1 2018.“The discussions we have had in recent weeks make us more confident than ever that shareholders will realise significant value from Fortuna,” Nick Cooper, Chief Executive of Ophir, commented.Ophir has agreed on a twelve-month extension to the Block R licence, in which the project is situated, to the end of December 2018.The expected total capital expenditure for the integrated project is around USD 2 billion to reach first gas, which will have been achieved by 2020 based on initial projections. Some USD 1.2 billion is expected to be debt financed, with full drawdown by the start of commercial operations.last_img read more

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PRODUCTION BEGINS ON NEW CBC DRAMA SERIES BELLEVUE STARRING ANNA PAQUIN

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Muse Distribution International and TMG’s world sales arm TM International are handling the series’ international distribution.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective.About Muse Entertainment EnterprisesMuse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company and international distributor known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse Entertainment has won over 100 awards and garnered over 300 international award nominations. Currently, Muse is producing The Kennedys: After Camelot, the 4-hour follow up to the award winning miniseries The Kennedys; the 2nd season of The Art of More series for Sony Pictures for whom it also produced two seasons of the sci-fi series Helix; as well as the France/Canada coproduced, animated, children’s series Helen’s Little School. Muse is also producing multiple mystery movies for Hallmark’s Movies and Mysteries Channel as well as the documentary series Collision Course for Reelz Channel. Muse recently produced the 6-hour event television series Tut for Spike Channel, about the life of the famous pharaoh Tutankhamen. The company’s recent productions include four seasons of the supernatural series Being Human, the dramedy series Signed, Sealed, Delivered, the wartime dramatic series Bomb Girls, the dramatic series Pillars of the Earth, Ben Hur, Durham County, and several TV movies for Disney and Hallmark channels. Muse Entertainment maintains production and development operations in Montreal, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information, please visit www.muse.caAbout Back Alley Film ProductionsBack Alley Film Productions Ltd has been producing entertaining and provocative film and television in Canada for over 20 years. The company’s most recent project was WWII drama Bomb Girls starring Meg Tilly, which won Outstanding Drama at the 2013 Gracie Awards and 9 Canadian Screen Awards over the series’ run. Back Alley’s other series include Straight Up, Drop the Beat, Bliss, Bomb Girls and the critically acclaimed crime series Durham County, billed by the New York Times as “entirely addictive,” and recently named “Top Canadian Series of All Time,” by TV-Eh. Back Alley has offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information visit www.backalleyfilms.caAbout TM InternationalTM International is the world sales arm of Tele München Group (TMG). The media group has been successfully operating in the entertainment market for more than 45 years and its activities include among others the production, acquisition and distribution of feature films, TV productions and classical music programmes. TM International distributes all productions in the theatrical and television segment, such as the latest feature film productions EMERALD GREEN and SAPPHIRE BLUE, based on the bestselling novels of the same name, an extensive Rosamunde Pilcher collection of sweeping female dramas such as VALENTINE’S KISS as well as an exciting feature film catalogue ranging from TERMINATOR, BASIC INSTINCT and RAMBO I-III to HARD RAIN, WONDER BOYS and PRIMARY COLORS. Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions have begun production in Montreal on the TV drama BELLEVUE, starring Academy® and Golden Globe® award-winning actress Anna Paquin (True Blood, Roots, Margaret,Alias Grace), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game, Rome) and Shawn Doyle (House of Cards, Big Love, Fargo). The new 8×60 series will premiere in winter 2017 on CBC.Thrilling and eerie, BELLEVUE is a mystery set in a small blue-collar town with a lot of ‘good people’ who ‘live right’ and take it upon themselves to make sure the neighbours do too. Driving the series is Detective Annie Ryder (Paquin), a cop whose intense and brazen personality has always been at odds with her hometown. When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. Leech stars as Annie’s on again, off again ex, Eddie, while Doyle takes on the role of Annie’s superior, Police Chief Peter Welland.Commissioned by CBC, BELLEVUE is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. The series was created by Jane Maggs and Adrienne Mitchell, with Maggs serving as senior writer, executive producer and co-showrunner with Mitchell, who is pilot director and executive producer. Executive producers are Janis Lundman, Michael Prupas, Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue) and Jesse Prupas. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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