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first_imgSpectrum Geo is set to acquire broadband 2D multi-client seismic survey over the Joint Management Area (JMA), managed by Joint Commission, located on the Mascarene Plateau between Mauritius and the Seychelles.This new dataset, covering 20,000 km, lies within exploration blocks already delineated by the proactive Joint Commission under their Hybrid Open Door Licensing System.This is the first agreement of its kind following the ratification of landmark treaties between the two countries in 2012 which concerned management of the continental shelf of the Mascarene Plateau region, and extended their joint jurisdiction by 396,000 km2, the company explained.Despite its location in the middle of the Indian Ocean, approximately 20% of the JMA area is in shallow water of less than 1000 meters.Spectrum has modeled gravity response over the JMA to be compatible with a fragment of the Madagascar-West Indian Jurassic and Early Cretaceous Crust.Neil Hodgson, executive vice-president Geoscience at Spectrum, said, “Our basin modelling puts the potential Seychelles style pre-volcanic source rocks into the oil window; this is corroborated by the presence of high quality oil slicks above the prospective area captured on satellite data. A live working hydrocarbon system lying unexplored below the basalts across this whole area is clearly demonstrated. Modern seismic acquisition and broadband processing techniques will allow us to reveal the oil potential of this fascinating basin.”Pre-funding opportunities for this seismic program are available now, the company added.last_img read more

first_imgLocalNews Miami conference timely says Tourism Minister by: – March 14, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 36 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share Tourism Minister Ian Douglas. Tourism Minister Ian Douglas has described an ongoing cruise ship conference in Miami which is organized on an annual basis by the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association as timely.Douglas who is attending the conference says the initiative is essential to the further development and promotion of Dominica’s tourism sector.“It is very important to islands like Dominica because we need to continue to interact with all the stakeholders in the tourism sector. At that conference we will be engaging in a major trade show. There are a number of conference and one on one meeting. Most of the cruise lines come to Dominica and we are continuing to put a proposal before them to come. Those who are there we are continuing to dialogue and ask them how we can continue to make the destination better.” According to Douglas the cruise liners also expressed concerns about their guests.“They want to know how well the destination can facilitate their guest the destination is. We can use these kinds of feedback to make improvements to the destination and we want to see what the people around us are doing. We continue to be on the cutting edge of the industry,” he added.The conference will climax on Thursday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgDelgado’s body was brought to a local mortuaryfor a “post mortem” examination. Recovered from the crime scene were thevictim’s slippers and flashlight. Delgado was discovered lifeless wearing onlyunderwear with his hands tied behind his back early morning on Sunday, a policereport showed. According to Police Station 5 chief CaptainRomulo Gepilango, the victim sustained two gunshot wounds on the head and oneon the chest. Police identified him as resident 29-year-oldRyan Delgado.  BACOLOD City – A man was found dead at aquarry site in Hacienda Arceo, Barangay Alangilan. Gepilango said investigations are ongoing asof this writing./PNlast_img read more

first_imgThe Indiana High School Football State Finals Scores.Class 1A:  North Vermillion  27     Pioneer  26Class 2A:  Rensselaer Central  45     Evansville Mater Dei  21Class 3A:  Tri-West  49     Andrean  27Class 4A:  New Palestine  77     New Prairie  42Class 5A:  Indy Cathedral  55     LaPorte  7Class 6A:  Ben Davis  42     Carmel  24Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

first_imgArea Boys Basketball ScoresFriday  (2-16)Batesville  61     Jennings County  47Connersville  65     Franklin County  42Jac-Cen-Del  69     Switz. County  59  (OT)Rising Sun  59     South Ripley  37SW Hanover  48     Milan  46Lawrenceburg  43     South Dearborn  35North Decatur  59     SW Shelby  44Edinburgh  87     South Decatur  65Rushville  53     Greenfield-Central  48  (OT)Rock Creek Academy  72     Shawe Memorial  41Union County  60     Union City  31Columbus East  62     Madison  42last_img read more

first_imgInter Milan are battling Manchester United for the signature of Corentin Tolisso. Loading… The Premier League giants are searching for alternatives in case they are priced out of a deal for Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish. read also:Tolisso open to Man Utd move However, they will not be alone as Inter are also lining up Tolisso. A silky central midfielder, the 25-year-old has struggled for playing time in Munich after suffering a cruciate ligament injury at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bayern Munich are willing to sell the World Cup winning midfielder this summer. The German giants are trying to build their summer war chest and would part with Tolisso for £31m. And the Daily Mail says United have begun talks with Tolisso’s representatives over a potential move.Advertisement Promoted ContentTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fascinating Ceilings From Different Countries9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can ExplainThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandsonlast_img read more

first_img “Really unfortunate. An unfortunate situation as well; it was a challenge (in training),” said Klopp. “It looks like it is very similar to what Hendo (Jordan Henderson) had, which keeps him out for we don’t know for sure exactly how long, but for sure this pre-season he will not make a game, Arsenal for sure not and then we will see. “The next game is probably two weeks later, but I don’t know. Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Read Also: Conte throws Inter future into doubt after UEL defeat“We have to wait but it is far away from being perfect, of course.“It is really hard for him and hard for us, but it is what it is there is nothing we can do.”Liverpool play two friendlies in Austria before taking on Arsenal in the traditional curtain-raiser to the domestic season at Wembley on Saturday week.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the Community Shield clash with FA Cup winners Arsenal due to a knee injury, the Premier League champions’ manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday. The 27-year-old England international suffered the injury during training in their pre-season camp in Austria. Oxlade-Chamberlain — who suffered a serious right knee injury in 2018 — has returned home to begin his rehabilitation with the club’s medical team. Klopp said it looked like a similar injury to that suffered by captain Jordan Henderson towards the end of last season but which did not require surgery.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPort St. Lucie police said a therapist accused of sexually abusing a teenager killed himself on Friday.69-year-old Robert Medina was arrested earlier this month after police say he was using hypnosis to molest a 17-year-old boy. He was booked on one count of unlawful sexual battery to a minor.Police responded to a home Friday and found Medina dead at the scene with apparent self-inflicted knife wounds.Police urge the public to contact them at 772-807-4422 if they know of other victims of Medina.last_img read more

first_img Comments John Desko can watch as much tape of Syracuse’s opponents as he wants. But when it comes down to it, sometimes it doesn’t matter.‘I’ve seen this all year long,’ Desko said. ‘I’ve watched a lot of tape on the other teams, and the team that I’ve just watched tape on that play us are a different team when they play Syracuse. We bring out the best in everybody.’As the No. 1 Orange (6-0, 1-0 Big East) prepares to head to Philadelphia to play No. 11 Villanova (7-1, 0-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m., it’s once again expecting to play in a playoff-like game. That’s what happens when teams promote their games against Syracuse to be the most important of the season. For the Orange, though, it’s simply a matter of having to adjust.With a perfect start thus far, it hasn’t had much of a problem doing so. Desko said Villanova likely scheduled a night game on Saturday so the high school teams in the area can play their games during the day and then watch the Wildcats battle the Orange at night.‘That’s what we’ve been seeing so far, is just a challenge every week,’ Desko said. ‘And that comes with being No. 1 and comes with wearing an Orange jersey.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has to go in prepared for everything because it never knows what exactly teams are going to throw at it. In seemingly every game, teams play better against Syracuse. And that’s been the case even more when it comes to opposing goaltenders, some of whom have struggled all season long until they play SU. All of a sudden, they become forces in between the pipes.Against Georgetown on March 12, Syracuse struggled getting the ball past Hoya goaltender Jack Davis. Going into the game, Davis was allowing an average of 14 goals per contest. Against the Orange, he was a completely different player. The game went into overtime, when Syracuse scored to get a 9-8 win. On paper, the game could have been a blowout.In Villanova’s biggest game of the season, getting the ball past goaltender Billy Hurley won’t get any easier. Hurley is allowing only about eight goals per game. It’s a challenge Syracuse has grown accustomed to.‘I think that a lot of the weekends we play, it’s been the game of the year for the other team,’ Desko said. ‘Hopefully, we’re getting used to that. … And that’s a good thing. If we survive it, it makes us stronger.’First, though, Syracuse has to break through Villanova’s stifling defense. Desko said he expects the Wildcats to play both man-to-man and zone defenses. It’s zone defenses, though, that have given Syracuse a problem all year.‘A lot of people want to take that shot from the outside and get that goal, and then that leads to mistakes,’ Keogh said. ‘When we call timeouts and Coach talks about patience and looking for that one shot, it’s worked for us so far.’But Keogh said instead of waiting until the fourth quarter to be patient and find the right shot, the Orange needs to do it from the very beginning. In practice, the SU coaches get the offense ready to see both styles of defense. Of course, whatever defense Villanova plays will be its best. That’s been the story of the Orange’s season.Although Villanova isn’t one of Syracuse’s most formidable opponents, it has the potential to be as tough a game as any the Orange has played. The Wildcats have already beaten three ranked opponents in Drexel, Pennsylvania and Princeton.‘We really need to buckle down,’ SU long-stick midfielder Joel White said. ‘I don’t think we’ve played a 60-minute game yet, and I think it’s going to be real tough for us.’Every game has been tough because of the way opponents ratchet up their level of intensity to try to be the one to take down Syracuse. That won’t be any different on Saturday.For Desko, there isn’t much of a drawback in playing opponents’ highest level of play. For a team aiming to win its third championship in four years, it’s only a benefit in the long term.Said Desko: ‘What doesn’t kill you hopefully makes you better.’cjiseman@syr.edu Published on March 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgThe bill mandates all colleges earning $10 million or more in broadcast revenues to continue supporting athletes on scholarship who have exhausted their athletic eligibility but still need time to graduate. Athletes on full scholarships would keep those scholarships until they earn a college degree, even if their athletic eligibility expires.“USC takes care of its athletes,” said Abe Markowitz, a senior majoring in urban planning and development and an offensive lineman on scholarship for the USC football team. “Coaches work around your academic schedule so athletes can be as successful off the field as they are on the field.”Markowitz sat out the 2010 season because of a foot injury while receiving a full scholarship.Ramogi Huma, a former UCLA linebacker and president of the National College Players Association, calls Padilla’s legislation a student-athlete “bill of rights.” Huma said he expects graduation rates to skyrocket if the bill becomes law.“There are no excuses, nowhere to run or hide,” Huma said. “The federal graduation rates for football and basketball are the worst at 50 percent, and only 2 percent of the athletes actually go pro, so getting that college degree is important and this bill will definitely help with that.”According to a NCAA study published last October, student-athletes’ six-year graduation rates are at a record high in nearly every sport, hovering around 80 percent. The study also said that  in many colleges, student-athlete graduation rates are higher than those of the general student population.“It’s a P.R. stunt,” Huma said. “The NCAA inflates graduation rates because it considers athletes who transfer to another school in good standing as college graduates, regardless of whether they actually receive a college degree.”USC women’s volleyball coach Mick Haley said that in his 12 years of coaching at USC and 17 years coaching at the University of Texas, only one of his players did not graduate. He said his scholarship players took full advantage of their financial support.“If you use up your athletic eligibility, the scholarship remains. If you get hurt, the scholarship remains,” Haley said. “The scholarship lasts until the student-athlete graduates.”USC also continues providing for scholars if they suffer an injury, similar to what is proposed in Padilla’s bill.“I know a couple of players who suffered career-ending injuries at USC but still got medical scholarships so they can get their degree,” Markowitz said.Additional responsibilities during the athletic season can often impact athletes’ academics, Huma said.“Lots of athletes come into college with relaxed academic standards, so they’re already behind, and then add in all the stress and time the season demands, plus mandatory training over the summer preventing athletes from getting jobs,” Huma said. “It’s pretty clear that academics are often sacrificed for sports.”Haley said this is not the case at USC.“Academic excellence is our top priority,” he said.If Padilla’s bill passes, colleges will not be able to revoke scholarships because of sports-related injuries and will have to cover athletes’ entire medical expenses when insurance falls short.“You can’t recruit world-class athletes without providing medical benefits,” Haley said. “Athletes are smart and they do their research so they know what benefits their university provides them.”Haley also said USC athletic scholarships cannot be revoked.Women’s volleyball is not the only program at USC with high graduation rates. The men’s basketball team graduated eight of nine seniors, O’Neill said.According to a press release from the NCAA, numbers calculated by the federal government put the graduation rate of Division I athletes at 65 percent.Sports analysts are speculative as to whether Padilla’s bill will make a significant impact on college sports because graduation rates are already rising. According to the NCAA, 95 percent of colleges already cover student-athletes’ medical expenses. Huma and the NCPA, however, believe the bill will encourage more reform, specifically by increasing athletes’ stipends.“Some of these student-athletes generate millions of dollars for their athletic departments, yet do not receive enough support to consistently pay for food,” Huma said.The NCAA approved a plan last December to increase the players’ monthly stipend to $2,000, but the plan was voted down by 125 schools because of its financial burden on colleges located in areas with low-living expenses.“This bill is long overdue and needs to be passed to protect student-athletes,” Huma said. “All student-athletes should support this bill.” California Sen. Alex Padilla proposed a bill this week that would require NCAA universities to guarantee that student-athletes currently on scholarship retain their financial aid through graduation, regardless of injury and time needed to complete degree requirements. USC currently guarantees the provisions of the bill to athletes on scholarship.“Academics are paramount and the vast majority of athletes here understand that they will need that college degree,” USC men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill said. “USC is ahead of the curve.”Student-athletes · Track and field team members Malea Malik (left), a sophomore majoring in international relations global business, and Charity Bruce, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences, talk in Heritage Hall. – Courtney Sandlin | Daily Trojanlast_img read more