Anadarko inks Mozambique LNG supply HoA

first_imgAnadarko Petroleum Corporation signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Tokyo Gas and Centrica LNG Company for the long-term supply of LNG.The co-purchasing off-take agreement calls for the delivered ex-ship supply of 2.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from the start-up of production until the early 2040s.Mitch Ingram, Anadarko executive vice president, international, deepwater & exploration said, “at 2.6 MTPA, this HOA represents a significant portion of the marketing off-take target we have set for FID, and it further reinforces our previous updates on the project, which have stated our focus now is on converting these non-binding commitments into fully-termed sale and purchase agreements.”The Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with a total nameplate capacity of 12.88 mtpa to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1.Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, a unit of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5-percent working interest. Co-venturers include ENH (15 percent), Mitsui E&P (20 percent), ONGC Videsh (10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique (10 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique (10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique (8.5 percent).last_img read more

Woman found with meth tries to use her daughter’s name during arrest

first_imgOfficials in Utah say a woman they pulled over attempted to pass herself off as her 20-year-old daughter during her arrest.The incident occurred during a traffic stop near Salt Lake City.Authorities say they pulled over 38-year-old Heather Elaine Garcia on August 31st after they noticed the vehicle she was driving did not have a license plate.When the official approached the vehicle, Garcia told the officer that she did not have any form of identification on her and then gave them her daughter’s name and birthday.At that point, another officer with a K-9 arrived on the scene to which the K-9 alerted them to some sort of contraband in the vehicle.Authorities then searched the vehicle and found a broken pipe and several small baggies with a powder inside that tested positive for methamphetamine.Officials also report that they found Garcia’s license  which was suspended, inside of her purse. Officials reported that while Garcia did look similar to a photo they were able to pull up of her daughter, they could tell the difference between the two women.Garcia has since been taken jail where she faces charges for giving false personal information, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, and charges related to drug and drug paraphernalia possession.Authorities also reported that Garcia has several active warrants.last_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Appoints Appellate Judges for South and North Florida

first_imgIn an ongoing effort to reshape the state’s judiciary, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday filled openings on appeals courts in North and South Florida.DeSantis chose Circuit Judge Robert Long Jr. for a seat on the 1st District Court of Appeal, which hears cases from across the northern part of the state.Long, who will fill a vacancy that was created by the retirement of appeals court Judge James Wolf, has been a judge for the past four years in the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Tallahassee and surrounding areas.Closer to home, the governor also named Circuit Judge Edward Artau to a seat on the 4th District Court of Appeal, which hears cases from much of Southeast Florida.Artau, who fills a spot created by the retirement of appeals-court Judge Carole Taylor, has been a Palm Beach County circuit judge since 2014.The announcements came just a few weeks after DeSantis also named John Couriel and Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court.last_img read more

Another tournament, another great Bomber performance

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsAfter three weeks of the High School Boy’s Basketball season the L.V. Rogers Bombers have won a tournament, finished second and now have placed third.
 The Bombers dumped the Brooks Bison 62-40 to capture the consolation title at the Mount Baker Wild Christmas Classic Tournament Saturday in Cranbrook.
 “This was a 22-point win but it didn’t seem like it . . . the boys were fighting the ball all weekend,” said Bomber coach Blair D’Andrea. “Our passes weren’t clicking. We seemed to be out of synch. But they played outstanding defence through the whole tournament, especially in this last game.”LVR held period leads of 14-8 and 29-22 before breaking the game open with a 22-point third quarter. Clay Rickaby led the way for the Bombers offensively with 18 points. Two-guard John Zak had 15 while Grade 11 center Adam Grace had 13 points.“Player of the game went to John Zak who showed some leadership,” D’Andrea explained. “He showed us some step-and-a-half moves from the middle. John was slashing to the hoop instead of just shooting three-pointers.”The Bombers opened the tournament against a 4A school from Lethbridge, Catholic Central Cougars. And it wasn’t pretty as the Alberta power drubbed the Bombers 87-41.Jason D’Andrea led the anemic LVR attack with 10 points while Rickaby had seven and Zak eight.LVR finished second in the pool by defeating Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 81-58. The Bombers struggled out of the gates, trailing 15-13 before taking a 57-55 lead at the half.In the third LVR blew the game open en route to the victory.“We didn’t play that well . . . on the whole Bombers teams haven’t played that well in that (Mount Baker) gym,” D’Andrea confessed.Rickaby and Zak led the way, scoring 22 and 21 points, respectively. Jason D’Andrea had 18 while Jesse Zak and Adam Grace turned in strong games offensively for LVR.LVR is now 7-2 on the season. The team is idle for the Christmas break. The only action is the Alumni Tournament December 26 at the [email protected]last_img read more

Cal’s back on board for June 25 Jamaica Derby

first_imgFollowing their high-powered sponsorship and promotion in 2015, Cal’s Manufacturing will once again sponsor the prestigious Jamaica Derby at Caymanas Park on Saturday, June 25.Plans for the big day were outlined at yesterday’s promotional press launch in the Trainers’ Room at Caymanas Park. Cal’s marketing manager, Sabrina Thomas, disclosed that her company donated $2 million to the race day, including $1.5 million to the $7 million derby purse.This will be the 96th running of the premier classic for the Sir John Mordecai Trophy, and it marks Cal’s Manufacturing’s third stint as sponsors. The first was in 2011 when TECHNOMOTO scored a stunning upset.”We are indeed happy once again to launch Cal’s Derby Watch six weeks before the race for promotional activities,” said Thomas. “We are excited about the venture, and this intense and extensive promotion is to bring about the buzz and awareness of Cal’s Jamaica Derby 2016,” she added.According to Thomas, among the list of activities scheduled to start on May 13 are live roving reports and interviews in the stands with patrons and on-the-spot giveaways and promotions at six off-track locations by the Cal’s team every Saturday leading up to the big day.Racing secretary DenziL Miller Jr said 11 races would be offered on the day, with Cal’s donating $500,000 for the $180,000 claiming race over a mile, boosting the purse to $1 million, and the CTL Juvenile Cup for maiden two-year-olds with a purse of $850,000. The derby field will include Triple Crown contenders NUCLEAR AFFAIR and FUTURE KING, respective winners of the Post to Post 1000 and 2000 Guineas on April 9.Cedric Stewart, chief executive officer of Caymanas Track Limited, said it was heartwarming at this early stage to participate in the promotional launch of Cal’s Jamaica Derby.”We welcome back CEO Carlton Watson and his hard-working team. Their contribution to the Jamaica Derby has showcased the prestige and capabilities of horse racing through their promotional activities to the wider community across the island,” he said.- O. C.last_img read more

LIFT-OFF! DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES FIRST DOLL INTO SPACE!

first_imgStargazing LottieA Donegal company has come up with a unique first after it launched the first doll into space!The Stargazer Lottie Doll is the brainchild of Letterkenny-based company Arklu, which is based at the CoLab at the LYIT.The doll traveled to the International Space Station with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake. The Special Edition ‘Gold Collection’ ‘Stargazer’ Lottie doll is a collaboration with the European Space Agency, and winner of the space.com ‘Little Scientist’ Space Age Award at the New York Toy Fair 2015.Company employees, including co-founder Ian Harkin from Ballybofey, watched as the rocket containing Lottie took off today.Six year old Abigail is the star of a short video by female filmmaker Elena Rossini about the girl who has designed the first doll to go into space.Stargazer Lottie will visit the International Space Station along with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake in December 2015, travelling ahead on board Orbital ATK’s “S.S. Deke Slayton II” Cygnus cargo spacecraft. The Cygnus spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.Abigail’s idea for an astronomy themed doll to help other kids learn about space was the inspiration behind the Stargazer Lottie doll.During her time on board the ISS, Stargazer Lottie will fulfil her mission to get kids interested in space. Supplemental materials are available to download from the lottie.com website, including biographies of notable women in astronomy, and educational activities created by UNAWE, the global science educational outreach programme.The video shows Abigail at home with her brother and Mom Zoe in Comox, British Colombia, Canada, talking about her passion for space. Her words capture the specialness and magical wonder of childhood, and the importance of letting children be children, and enjoy their childhood, with unfettered hope and idealistic dreams for the future.Mom Zoe explains how she emailed Arklu, the co behind the award-winning Lottie line of dolls, to say that Abigail’s passion for all things space related had given her the idea for an astronomy themed doll. Her idea caught the attention of toyco Arklu who created the Stargazer Lottie doll, in collaboration with ESA, the European Space Agency, and with help from Dr. Karen Masters, a real life female astronomer at Portsmouth University. When previewed at the New York Toy Fair 2015, the doll won the prestigious space.com ‘Young Scientists’ award, who said “This doll was one of our favorite things at Toy Fair, hands down. The creator’s mission to get young girls interested in astronomy is laudable, and the doll itself is perfect for a young child first exploring the cosmos.”The Lottie doll line was launched in 2012 by Arklu cofounders Ian Harkin from Ballybofey and Lucie Follett, has won several industry awards on account of its innovative focus on being a doll with a realistic body shape and emphasis on activities that stimulate imaginative play. Lottie is now on sale in 30 countries.LIFT-OFF! DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES FIRST DOLL INTO SPACE! was last modified: December 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:ARKLUdonegalIan HarkinStargazing Lottielast_img read more

Rosie’s €1,083 trolley dash at Home Store + More!

first_imgRosie Connolly from Letterkenny normally likes to take her time when she goes shopping.But there was no time to waste when she popped along to the brilliant Home Store + More at the Letterkenny Retail Park yesterday.Rosie with her mum Teresa and her haul of goodies!Rosie was the winner of a competition organised by the store which gave contestants the chance to grab as many items as possible in just a minute and stuff them into a trolley to keep. Needless to say, Rosie didn’t waste any time checking prices but covered the shop floor like a professional shopper with a wallet-full of somebody else’s money to spend!Supported by her mum Teresa from Booragh in Ramelton and some other friends, Rosie managed to nab a staggering €1,083 worth of goods in just four minutes.Staff at the shop were delighted for Rosie and wished her well as she left the premises to fill her car. Staff at the new store which is proving hugely popular with locals are planning plenty of other novelty promotions as the store continues to grow even more popular.Rosie’s €1,083 trolley dash at Home Store + More! was last modified: April 11th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:competitiondonegalHomestore and MoreletterkennyRosie Connollylast_img read more

What Stephen Curry expects from DeMarcus Cousins in Warriors home debut vs. Joel Embiid

first_imgOAKLAND – The news came as a surprise to Stephen Curry. Perhaps that is what happens after a long trip. Perhaps that is also what happens after seeing DeMarcus Cousins excel for five games since nursing a left Achilles tendon injury for nearly a year.But when the Warriors (36-14) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (33-18) on Thursday, Cousins will make his Warriors debut at Oracle Arena.“I didn’t realize that. I didn’t think about it,” Curry said. “We’re doing this for five games now on the floor. …last_img

How to Copy a Butterfly Wing

first_imgHere’s what you have to do to copy a butterfly wing without destroying it: create compounds using Germanium, Selenium and Stibium.  Combine thermal evaporation and substrate rotation in a low pressure chamber.  Immerse in an aqueous orthophosphoric acid solution to dissolve the chitin.  If you are lucky, you can copy the delicate nanostructure of a butterfly wing without destroying it.    Why would anyone want to go to all that trouble?  Science Daily explained: “the structures resulting from replicating the biotemplate of butterfly wings could be used to make various optically active structures, such as optical diffusers or coverings that maximise solar cell light absorption, or other types of devices.”  Butterfly wings, and other biological structures like beetle shells and compound eyes of flies, bees and wasps make use of an optical principle called photonic crystals.  They create repeating patterns at the scale of billionths of a meter that refract light in ways that intensify some colors and cancel others depending on the viewing angle.  “Scientists have focused on these biostructures to develop devices with light emitting properties,” the article said.  Their work was published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.  See 09/06/2008 for an article last year about this subject.    Looking forward to other applications of this technique, the article continued: “The compound eyes of certain insects are sound candidates for a large number of applications as they provide great angular vision.”  Think of the possibilities: “miniature cameras and optical sensors based on these organs would make it possible for them to be installed in small spaces in cars, mobile telephones and displays, apart from having uses in areas such as medicine (the development of endoscopes) and security (surveillance).”  On second thought, that last application creates new worries.  It’s not the butterfly’s fault.    When these researchers can copy a butterfly wing and make it fly, and migrate 1000 miles, and reproduce itself, they’ll really start catching up to nature.  Those who fail can try something simpler: studying bug splat on car windshields.  According to Science Daily, it contains “a treasure trove of genomic diversity.”  You probably didn’t consider, when wiping it off, that it contains the code for building photonic crystals, compound eyes, wings and a lot of other miniature marvels scientists are drooling to imitate.No mention of evolution in this article, as usual; just intelligent designers getting bio-inspired to bio-imitate intelligent bio-design.  Did you know our prized LEDs are just cheap imitations of what butterflies possessed since creation (see 11/18/2005)?  Let’s hope these biomimetics researchers “really start to appreciate the elegance with which nature put some of these things together” and then, realizing it is illogical to personify nature, give credit to the Great Physicist. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Survey Finds Local Marketing Dollars Go To Facebook Places Over Foursquare, Groupon

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Location#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting When Facebook Places launched last summer, one of the first questions (other than “how will this impact my privacy?”) was “How will this impact other location-based startups?” While Foursquare was gaining tractions and users, some questioned if Facebook’s entry into location would serve to squash it.Foursquare has hardly been squashed. The startup ended 2010 with over 380 million check-ins and now boasts over 6 million users. But a new survey from MerchantCircle suggests that while users may be flocking to Foursquare, businesses’ marketing dollars are going elsewhere.According to the 8,000 local business owners that participated in MerchantCircle’s quarterly Merchant Confidence Index, Facebook and Google are still the leaders when it comes to online marketing efforts. Respondents to the latest survey indicate that 32% are using Facebook Places to promote their businesses, with 12% planning to do so in the coming months. That compares to 8.7% who use Foursquare, with 7.6% planning to add it to their marketing repertoire soon.Behind Foursquare in the survey is Groupon, with 6.6% of local merchants saying they’d offered a “daily deal.” But 13% of those surveyed say they plan to do so, an indication that there is a demand for group-buying opportunities. Interestingly, 14.3% of respondents said they’d never heard of Groupon, while 27.6% said they’d never heard of Foursquare; 26.9% said they’d never heard of Groupon’s competitor Living Social and 11% said they’d never heard of Facebook Places. Before you draw any conclusions about Super Bowl ads, the survey ran from Jan. 22 through Feb. 3, narrowly missing the Groupon advertising gaffe. According to the survey, about 72% of local businesses say they’ll spend less than $5,000 a year on these marketing efforts, with 34% spending less than $1,000. audrey watters Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more