Past the finishing post

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for Jan 30, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T)ALEX’S IMPORTS LIMITED PLAQUE* 1. SOUTHERN CRUISE SEllis 54.52. DREAMCOMETRUE RHalledeen 53.5 13/4L3. BALLON D’OR OMullings 51.0 1/2L4. STAN ROY LSteadman3 53.5 3 1/2LWIN: $55.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:26.3 Splits : 24.0, 46.4, 1:12.2,Winner : 4yo ch colt – WEEKEND CRUISE -f HONKEYTONKVILLETrainer: ANTHONY NUNES Owner : HYDE VALLEY FARMSBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $90.00 Ex: $105.00Trifecta: $42.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTO & S TACK ROOM & SUPPLIES PLAQUE*1. SIR LEYLAND HALL RNelson 55.02. ACROSSMYHEART AndrePowell4 51.0 8L3. PLAY BACK AntThomas4 50.0 9/1 1 1/4L4. CONNOR DDawkins4 51.0 15/1 1 3/4LWIN: $79.00PLACE: $63.00, $116.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:02.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.2Winner : 4yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – CHIKINEYTrainer : PAUL HYLTON Owner : BALLYDOYLEBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $958.00 Ex: $1,333.00D/E: $92.00Superfecta: $16,320.00Race 3 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)&IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.IIB3 DEVELOPMENT GROUP PLAQUE*1. NUCLEAR AFFAIR DaneNelson 53.02. ORPHEUS SEllis 53.5 1 1/4L3. STUNNER OWhite 50.0 4 1/4L4. GLYDER NBerger4 46.0 6LWIN: $58.00PLACE: $50.00, $51.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:33.0 Splits : 24.1, 47.0, 1:11.3,Winner : 3yo filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE – COMMANDRA AFFAIRTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : MICHROSBred by MICHAEL BERNARDQu: $104.00 Ex: $128.00D/E: $119.00Trifecta: $183.00Rolling Triple: $129.00Race 4 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM(180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)MCKAY SECURITY PLAQUE1. EL CLIENTE OEdwards3 54.0 *2/1 151.00 85.002. FABULOUSCONNECTION PParchment 55.0 83/1 1 1/2 576.003. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.0 5/2 1 1/4 120.004. SINK THE BISMARCK LSteadman3 54.0 6/1 Sh.HeadWIN: $151.00PLACE: $85.00, $576.00, $120.00Final Time : 1:16.2 Splits : 23.3, 47.3Winner : 6yo b horse – SEEKING THE GLORY – RHYTHMICAL RAINTrainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MERCURIALBred by CARL CHANG & PETER CHUCKQu: $6,763.00 Ex: $14,494.00D/E: $229.00Superfecta: $73,921.00Rolling Triple: $495.00Race 5 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)LP AZAR PLAQUE*1. TURBO MACHINE CAT RLunan 56.02. SIR BIGGS CBudhai 56.0 1/2L 92.003. SCAR RMitchell 56.0 1 1/2L 93.004. MAN IN BLUE CChow 56.0 2 3/4LWIN: $91.00PLACE: $63.00, $92.00, $93.00Final Time : 1:29.0 Splits : 24.3, 48.1, 1:14.1,Winner : 4yo ch colt – DODGEM – SECRET CATTrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQu: $221.00 Ex: $481.00D/E: $279.00Superfecta: $1,573.00Rolling Triple: $387.00MERCURY SPRINTRace 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-(COLTS & GELDINGS)-DIV.I1. LITTLE BIG HORN OWalker 54.0*2. MEGATRON SEllis 56.0 2 3/4L3. PROUD PRESIDENT DaneNelson 54.0 2 1/4L4. SEEKING THE DAWN RMairs 54.0 1 3/4L5. BULLET RAJ RMitchell 53.0 1/2L6. BOLD SYMPHONY OFoster 56.0 1 3/4LWIN: $170.00PLACE: $71.00, $71.00, $116.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.3, 44.3Winner : 3yo b colt – WAR MARSHALL – LITTLE WASPTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTA, WINSTON KONG & RAYMOND ROUSSEAUBred by E. DACOSTA, G. DULAL-WHITEWAY, W. KONG & RAYMOND ROUSSEQu: $143.00 Ex: $551.00D/E: $497.00Trifecta: $315.00Hit-6: $2,947.50Rolling Triple: $911.00Pick-4: $1,468.00Super-6: $1,172.40Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)SUPREME VENTURES LTD PLAQUE1. UNBREAKABLE AChatrie 54.02. FRANKENSTORM PFrancis 53.0 2L*3. RUNJOHNNY RUN JPatterson4 50.0 Sh.Head4. BRAVE PROSPECT KRobinson 54.0 2 3/4LLate scratch : #5 CONCUR, #10 SUNLIGHT EXPRESSWIN: $142.00PLACE: $74.00, $65.00, $65.00Final Time : 0:58.4 Splits : 22.4, 45.2Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – ONEMOREFASHIONTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $559.00 Ex: $993.00D/E: $647.00Superfecta: $3,136.00Rolling Triple: $1,603.00MERCURY SPRINTRace 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-(COLTS & GELDINGS)-DIV.II1. DR. BANNER OMullings 56.0*2. NOLAN HILL AChatrie 54.0 1 1/4L3. BUCK CALL JErwin 54.0 4 1/2L4. BIG AL WHenry 54.0 1 1/2L5. COPPERFIELD SMuir 56.0 NeckWIN: $189.00PLACE: $85.00, $64.00, $162.00Final Time : 0:59.1 Splits : 22.4, 45.4, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – DEJA VUTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $177.00 Ex: $458.00D/E: $1,238.00Trifecta: $3,536.00Hi-5: $12,383.50Rolling Triple: $6,294.00Race 9 1300 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)BG&LC PLAQUE1. DOC HOLIDAY DaneNelson 55.02. ROCKETEER RLahoe 53.0 3L*3. STORMING PFrancis 52.0 Head4. PERSIAN BELLE AChatrie 54.0 1 1/4LWIN: $197.00PLACE: $65.00, $75.00, $65.00Final Time : 1:21.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, 1:13.0,Winner : 6yo b horse – WIZARD OF GOLD – SI MI TRIALTrainer : ROBERT DARBY (SR) Owner : ROBERT A DARBY (SR)Bred by EDISON CHAIQu: $554.00 Ex: $1,421.00D/E: $1,003.00Superfecta: $4,254.00Rolling Triple: $4,441.00Race 10 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-2nd SINCE SEPT. 30B&D TRAWLING COMPANY LIMITED PLAQUE1. ALDEBARAN AGray4 53.0 *2/1 154.00 66.002. NO COINCIDENCE RHalledeen 55.0 2/1 3 1/4 73.003. GO TO HELL CChow 54.0 5/1 2 81.004. SMART BIDDER OMullings 57.0 66/1 1 1/25. SONGS OF FREEDOM RMitchell 54.0 60/1 NoseLate scratch : #16 I’VE BEEN CHOZENWIN: $154.00PLACE: $66.00, $73.00, $81.00Final Time : 1:30.0 Splits : 24.1, 48.1, 1:15.1,Winner : 7yo b horse – CRUCIAL TRIAL – SAM’S FOUNTAINTrainer : DENRICK CHAMBERSOwner : MICHAEL L FRANCISMRBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $419.00 Ex: $733.00D/E: $918.00 (6-16) $165.00Trifecta: $903.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $53,631.50Rolling Triple: $2,907.00Pick-4 : (9-10-6-11) $12,260.00Super-6 : $27,226.60Pick-9: $199,088.00 (9 OF 9)PlacePot 8: $1,467.00 (8 OF 8)last_img read more


Letterkenny public engages positively with Irish Language Plan

first_imgIrish language social hubs, culture nights, language lessons and many more exciting events could be in the pipeline for Letterkenny in the years to come as the town develops its own Irish Language Plan.Over the next seven years, Letterkenny will create and implement a plan to encourage a positive approach to Irish in everyday life. The town will gain significant investment to support its role as a Gaeltacht Services Town in both the business and public sectors. Líonra Leitir Ceanainn, the body appointed to draft the language plan, held an open evening on Wednesday 18th September to gain feedback from members of the public on what they believe the plan should contain. The meeting builds on a business-focused event which was held in June. Both focus groups will lead to a public consultation in the future and a dedicated person will be employed to implement the plan and use the resources and funding that will be available.Ursula Ní Shabhaois, Cinnteacht, ag caint ag an cruinniú poiblí maidir le plean teanga Leitir Ceanainn, 18ú Meán FómhairMeeting facilitator Ursula Ní Shabhaois from Cinnteacht explained that every person in Letterkenny with an interest in the plan will have an opportunity to have their say on the project.She said the Letterkenny Plan is “a local plan, by local people, for local needs”.Wednesday’s public event explored practical ways to make space for the Irish language in everyday life in a variety of ways: through learning, connecting with young people and families, through business, social events, fostering greater use of Irish in the home, in the media and in public services. An cruinniú poiblí maidir le plean teanga Leitir Ceanainn, 18ú Meán FómhairUrsula Ní Shabhaois, Cinnteacht, and Bairbre Uí Chathail, Líonra Leitir Ceanainn, ag caint ag an cruinniú poiblí maidir le plean teanga Leitir Ceanainn, 18ú Meán FómhairAttendees at the meeting held an engaging discussion on how an Irish language hub could benefit many groups in Letterkenny, such as a parent/toddler group, conversation groups or a book club. People commented that it would be important to have a central location or various spaces for locals to drop in for tea/coffee and events where they know the Irish language will be spoken.“A central hub would not only encourage language there but it would normalise it outside,” said Ursula Ní Shabhaois. She said a hub could become part of the plan’s long-term vision and would fulfil one of the plan’s key aims: “Creating links between Irish speakers.”Bairbre Uí Chathail, Anna Ní Bhraonáin, Mairéad Nic Daibheid, Aodán Mac Closcaigh and Róise Ní Laifeartaigh celebrating the prize draw for those who completed the Líonra Leitir Ceanainn: Suirbhé Pobail.Another aim of the plan is to make language learning more accessible to all. Bairbre Uí Chathail, Chair of Líonra Leitir Ceanainn said that she would like to see a database developed in the plan to show people where Irish is taught and where local groups are hosting events. Ursula Ní Shabhaois added that a clear pathway of learning Irish, from beginning to fluency, would benefit anyone with an interest.Other attendees suggested enjoyable ways to encourage a culture of positivity around Irish, such as ceilí nights, more pop-up Gaeltachts and working with schools to support teachers in speaking Irish. “This plan is about making things simple for people so they want to do things, not feel obligated to do them,” Ms Ní Shabhaois said. She said that all the language planning bodies in Donegal will soon be united in a forum to work together and share ideas.Anne Uí Chuinn and Susan McCauley ag an cruinniú poiblí maidir le plean teanga Leitir Ceanainn, 18ú Meán FómhairAn cruinniú poiblí maidir le plean teanga Leitir Ceanainn, 18ú Meán FómhairIn the meantime, the positive meeting raised many suggestions for a time of change in Letterkenny. All members of the public and businesses are invited to make their suggestions or request further information on the Letterkenny Irish Language Plan by visiting https://www.lionraleitirceanainn.ie/ or emailing Ursula Ní Shabhaois, Cinnteacht at ursula@cinnteacht.ie.Letterkenny public engages positively with Irish Language Plan was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cinnteachtIrish language planLíonra Leitir Ceanainnlast_img read more


“Smart Phone” is a Misnomer: It’s a Computer, not a Phone

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#news#NYT Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… The smart phone is not a phone. It’s a computer. It’s like your desktop or laptop. It stores data. It connects to the Internet. It runs applications. It’s a computer, not a phone.The real challenge for the enterprise is to shift its thinking about how it will move beyond the carriers and one day become an entirely data-centric organization – an organization that gives information workers the ability to work entirely on an IP infrastructure, be it for Web-based productivity applications or on a VoiP network.Forrester Research issued a report today that calls 2010 the year of the smart phone. That seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? To its credit, Forrester does use the report as an opportunity to explore how the enterprise can make the smart phone a part of the daily work life for as many employees as possible.There are many reasons for the enterprise to adopt a smart phone culture:There is no excuse anymore. Workers have to be connected. The big weave on the social Web is getting richer. Billions of threads are being added by the day. How can we even tolerate not being connected? Collaboration depends on being connected. You can’t be fully connected without a decent smart phone strategy. People are not working at the office as much anymore. They need a smart phone to keep up with their work. As illustrated by Forrester, the trend is already in play:It does not have to be that expensive to adopt a smart phone culture. People want to use their smart phones for both their personal lives and work, too. They will pay for their data plans.Forrester agrees. From the executive summary by Ted Schadler:“Employees, aka consumers, are mad about smartphones, attracted by the ability to email, collaborate, and work with documents from anywhere. Fourteen percent of information workers across the US, Canada, and UK already use smartphones to do work today, and another 64% would like to. That demand, coupled with the willingness of some employees to share the cost of a monthly mobile plan, sets the stage for a surge in the use of personal smartphones for information work. Information and knowledge management professionals should immediately call for a formal bring-your-own (BYO) smartphone strategy, establish a sliding scale for when to reimburse employees, and pressure mobile carriers to cut costs across corporate-liable and personally liable plans.”Forrester’s BYO recommendation makes sense. But he does not explore how smart phones can be treated as computers. This discussion can create a new level of discourse in the enterprise between IT and business users.Forrester points out that IT recognizes the importance of smart phones. Many companies are already developing policies for how the devices should be treated.Collaboration tool are not being heavily used but this could change if smart phones were treated as tools as much as communication devices.MobileIron follows this approach, offering services that give IT managers the ability to be more like change agents than police forces.In MobileIron’s view, information can be tracked with a data-centric approach. Applications can be monitored. Users and administrators can view a social graph that shows usage.That’s a smart approach. It stimulates thinking and moves people to start exploring how a fully data-centric approach can be adopted over time as VoiP matures in the enterprise. alex williamscenter_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more


Understanding Dew Point

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. The dew point is a temperature. In my article on the psychrometric chart, I defined dew point as “the temperature at which moisture in the air begins to condense on hard surfaces.” Dew point can be measured or calculated for a specific point in time at a particular location, indoors or outdoors. No matter where it’s measured, the dew point can never be higher than the air temperature.Here are a few other definitions for “dew point”: Preventing moisture accumulation in sheathing If you are a designer or builder who cares about the moisture performance of your walls, you’re likely to encounter the term “dew point” in any discussion of wintertime moisture accumulation in wall sheathing. If we know the dew point of a home’s interior air, and we know the temperature of the wall sheathing, we know what will happen if any of that warm interior air contacts the wall sheathing. For example, if the dew point of the interior air is 40°F, and the wall sheathing is at 32°F, we know that the sheathing is cold enough to accumulate moisture when the interior air comes in contact with the cold sheathing.In this situation, we might say that “the sheathing is below the dew point of the interior air.”So far, so good. For me, and for most builders, “dew point” is a building science term that we can wrap our heads around, even if we have to slow down and think about it for a moment or two. But most of us don’t have an instinctive grasp of “dew point” as used by meteorologists.Air temperature is easy. I know what to expect when I… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more


10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp confident after Bayern Munich draw

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp confident after Bayern Munich drawby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp knows his side face a tough two games against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.The Reds were drawn against the German champions in the Round of 16.”For me it’s nice going to Germany. This is a different Bayern than what I played, we are already here for three years,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.”We all know the stadium, the atmosphere will be great. It’s a really nice trip for all our supporters, it’s a wonderful city, so that’s all good.”The flight is not too long and we obviously know more about German football than about any other league.”In the last couple of years they have dominated the German league in the best period of German football. It’s obviously long ago that I played Bayern in a competitive game so I’m really looking forward to it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


The Gap steps into the mens athleisure game

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The Gap is stepping in to the men’s athleisure wear game, which has exploded in recent years.The clothes are intended to be formal enough to wear to the office, at least on casual Friday, and suitable for the gym or yoga studio directly afterward.Gap’s Hill City brand will roll out in mid-October at hillcity.com and will be on display at 50 of the clothing chain’s Athleta stores, which sell technical, athletic clothing for women.The Gap Inc. is struggling with weak sales and follows others in recognizing a sustained demand for work-to-yoga studio clothing.Last month VF Corp., which makes Wrangler and Lee jeans, said it would break off its denim division to focus on its faster-growing brands like The North Face, Timberland, Altra, Icebreaker and Williamson-Dickie.last_img read more


Oregon hotel apologizes a week after kicking out black man

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. — Attorneys for a black man who was kicked out of an Oregon hotel last week say they want a public explanation for why he was told to leave.Nearly a week later, the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Portland apologized Friday to Jermaine Massey on Twitter. He has accused the hotel of racially profiling him after a security guard called police to remove him from the lobby, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported .“We sincerely apologize to Mr. Massey for his treatment this past weekend, and deeply regret the experience he endured. It was unacceptable and contrary to our values, beliefs and how we seek to treat all people who visit our hotel,” the tweet said.The hotel also said the employees involved had been placed on leave and an investigation would be done.The security guard told Massey that if he could not provide a room number, he would be asked to leave. The Washington state resident was staying at the hotel and left with an officer, according to a police report.Massey posted a video on social media that shows part of the interaction with the guard.“He’s calling the cops on me because I’m taking a phone call at the DoubleTree hotel,” Massey says in the video. “I have not moved, I have been sitting here the whole time and they’re calling the police on me because I’m taking a phone call in the lobby. Did you ask any of those people walking by what room they were staying in? No.”General manager Paul Peralta said in a statement earlier this week that the hotel reached out to Massey to try to reach a resolution, noting the incident was “likely the result of a misunderstanding between our hotel and guest.”Massey said through his attorneys Thursday that he wasn’t interested in a closed-door discussion.“The hotel has requested a private discussion, but Mr. Massey was publicly humiliated,” attorneys Gregory and Jason Kafoury of the law firm Kafoury and McDougal wrote in a statement.The hotel should publicly answer why security approached and questioned Massey and explain how, as the guard said, Massey was a threat to security, his lawyers said.Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Friday that it was deeply troubling to hear about Massey’s experience.“No one should be treated this way, and I hope this serves as a catalyst for necessary changes that address the systemic nature of discrimination of all forms,” he wrote on Twitter.It’s the latest high-profile incident in which black people have been removed from businesses.Last month, police in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland helped the owner of a frozen yogurt shop kick out a black man because employees said they felt uncomfortable.Police in Philadelphia in April arrested two black men at a Starbucks coffee shop after a manager called police to say they refused to make a purchase or leave.Police, other city officials and business owners in those incidents later apologized.___Information from: KOPB-, http://www.opb.orgThe Associated Presslast_img read more


One person airlifted after UTV accident near Chetwynd

first_imgAt this point, Wheeler said that their identities have not been released, and it’s also not clear what caused the two to be ejected from the side-by-side. CHETWYND, B.C. – Search and Rescue crews in Chetwynd had a busy start to the long weekend after a pair of side-by-side riders needed to be rescued east of Chetwynd.Chetwynd Search and Rescue Manager Don Wheeler said that crews were called out to assist the BC Ambulance Service in rescuing a man and woman who had been ejected while riding in a UTV at around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday. Wheeler said that the pair had been riding along a new pipeline right-of-way north of Sundance Lakes Regional Park, around 18 kilometres east of Chetwynd on Highway 97.Wheeler explained that Search and Rescue crews were called to assist in rescuing the two, who were not reachable by paramedics. One person suffered serious injuries and needed to be airlifted via helicopter, while the other was transported via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.last_img read more


Saudi oil minister makes second visit to India in less than 3

first_imgNew Delhi: Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih is making his second visit to India in less than three weeks to attend the wedding of richest Indian Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash. Akash Ambani is tying the knot with Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta and Mona Mehta at a grand ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday. Sources privy to the development said the Saudi oil minister will visit Mumbai for the wedding and will also make a brief stopover in the national capital to have a conversation with Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other industry leaders. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepAl-Falih, who has known Ambani for over a decade now, had previously travelled to Udaipur in December last year to attend the pre-wedding festivities of Ambani’s daughter Isha’s marriage with industrialist Ajay Piramal’s son Anand. Akash and Isha’s wedding will take place at the newly built Jio World Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. The wedding festivities kickstarted on February 23 with a grand bash in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The couple got engaged in June 2018 and celebrated the occasion with a string of lavish parties in Mumbai. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsAl-Falih last visited India on February 20 as part of the high-level delegation that travelled with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a bilateral visit. When he last visited the Ambanis in December 2018, the Saudi oil minister had tweeted that the world’s largest oil exporter Saudi Arabia and Ambani-run Reliance Industries are discussing joint investments in petrochemicals, refinery and communications projects. At the time of the February 20 visit, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Al-Nasser had spoken about talks with Reliance for investments in refinery and petrochemical projects. Reliance operates two refineries at Jamnagar with a total capacity of 68.2 million tonnes per annum. Reliance plans to expand its only-for-exports SEZ refining capacity to just over 41 million tonnes from the current 35.2 million tonnes but does not have any plans to set up a new refinery in the country. It is presently focused on expanding petrochemicals and telecom business, industry sources said. Crude oil is the basic raw material for the manufacturing of petrochemicals. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, is keen to get a foothold in the world’s fastest-growing fuel market so as to get a captive customer for the crude oil it produces. Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company, and its partner Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) have picked up 50 per cent stake in a planned USD 44-billion refinery in Maharashtra but the project is facing problems in land acquisition. Aramco and ADNOC will together hold 50 per cent stake in the 60 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) refinery and adjacent 18 MTPA petrochemical complex planned to be built at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra by 2025. The two will supply half of the crude oil required for processing at the refinery. Like other major producers, the two are looking to lock in customers in the world’s third-largest oil consumer through the investment. Kuwait too is looking to invest in projects in return for getting an assured offtake of their crude oil. Saudi Aramco is also keen on retailing fuel in India. A refinery in India can also be a base for it to export fuel to deficit countries in Europe and the Americas. India has a refining capacity of 247.6 million tonnes, which exceeds the demand of 206.2 million tonnes. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this demand is expected to reach 458 million tonnes by 2040.last_img read more