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first_imgAs part of the Antarctic Digital Magnetic Mapping Project (ADMAP) workers from VNIIOkeangeologia (Russia), the British Antarctic Survey (UK) and the Naval Research Laboratory (USA) have brought together almost all of the available magnetic data in the area 0-120degreesW, 60-90degreesS. The final map covers the whole Weddell Sea and adjacent land areas, the Antarctic Peninsula and the seas to the west, an area comparable in size with that of the USA. This paper describes the methods used during the compilation of the map and reviews briefly some of the main features shown on it. Distinct magnetic provinces are associated with Precambrian rocks of the East Antarctic craton, highly extended continental crust in the Weddell Sea embayment, the arc batholith of the Antarctic Peninsula, and oceanic crust of the northern Weddell Sea, which was created as a direct consequence of South America-Antarctica plate motion and oceanic crust generated at the Pacific-Antarctic ridge. The magnetic anomaly map thus provides an overview of the fragmentation of south-western Gondwana and the tectonic development of the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica.last_img read more

first_imgPetrofac Emirates and a joint venture between Petrofac and Sapura Energy secured the two contracts in February 2020 Dalma project is majority owned by ADNOC. (Credit: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) UAE’s energy producer Abu Dhabi National Oil (ADNOC) has terminated two contracts, worth $1.65bn in total, awarded a Petrofac-led group for the Dalma Gas Development Project located about 190km northwest of Abu Dhabi.Located in shallow waters of the Persian Gulf offshore Abu Dhabi, the Dalma ultra-sour gas field is 60% owned by ADNOC while other partners include Eni (25%), Wintershall (10%), and OMV (5%).in February 2020, Petrofac Emirates and a joint venture between Petrofac and Sapura Energy secured the two engineering, procurement (including novated long lead items), construction, transportation, offshore installation and commissioning contracts.Petrofac seeks to explore alternative options to deliver the Dalma projectPetrofac, which received notice of termination for the two contracts, said it would work with ADNOC in the coming weeks to explore alternative options to deliver the Dalma project.The firm noted that the revised proposal would support ADNOC’s strategic goals amid the challenging environment.In a press statement, Petrofac said: “Petrofac continues to progress execution of its remaining Group backlog of around US$7billion as planned and is still progressing with tendering for major contracts in Abu Dhabi. However, it anticipates this development may have an impact on the timing of their awards.”The first package, which is valued at $1.065bn, was for gas processing facilities at Arzanah island. Petrofac was entailed to provide inlet facilities with gas processing and compression units, power generation units, utilities and other associated infrastructure.The $591m second package involved offshore facilities, several wellhead platforms, 189km of subsea pipelines, cables and umbilical forming the Dalma Gas Development Project.ADNOC earlier said that the two contracts would allow the Dalma gas development project to produce around 340 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of natural gas.The Dalma project forms part of the Ghasha concession, which includes other oil and gas fields such as Hail, Ghasha, Nasr and Mubarraz.last_img read more

first_img Training & Education View post tag: BF Royal Swedish Navy’s Minesweepers Arrive at Russian BF Naval Base View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Swedish Navy’s Minesweepers Arrive at Russian BF Naval Base Royal Swedish Navy’s minesweepers HMS Vinga and HMS Ulvön on Sept 7 arrived at Russian Baltic Fleet (BF) main naval base Baltiysk…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, September 10, 2012 View post tag: Arrive September 10, 2012 View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: Minesweepers View post tag: Royal View post tag: Base View post tag: Russian View post tag: Swedish Share this articlelast_img read more

first_img Shortly after midnight on Monday, January 02, 2017 a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a motor scooter for an equipment violation in the area of South Barker Avenue near Howell Park.The suspect fled down alleyways and side streets, failing to stop for the pursuing deputy. The suspect drove up an embankment at the end of Dennison Street and then dropped the scooter next to some railroad tracks in the Howell Yards. Sheriff’s Office deputies, Evansville Police officers, and Indiana State Police troopers set up a perimeter while a Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracked the offender to the porch of a nearby address. The suspect initially provided a false identity for himself, but was later identified as Mr. Chad Goodwin.Mr. Goodwin was arrested on felony and misdemeanor warrants, including one related to a past probation violation for possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement. Mr. Goodwin was also charged with resisting law enforcement and false informing as a result of last nights pursuit.ARRESTED:Chad Leroy Goodwin, 34, of Hatfield, IN. Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony, False Informing as Class B Misdemenor FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgFive firefighters were promoted in a ceremony held by North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue (NHRFR) on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The special ceremony in the firehouse was attended by firefighters, friends, family, and numerous local and regional officials, including Mayor Nicholas Sacco, who congratulated the honorees and thanked them for their service.Battalion Chief Mark Lorenz, a 25-year firefighter, Captain Alan Williams (15 years), and firefighters James Lisa (15 years), Erik Wilson (12 years), and Richard Gora (19 years) each received a commendation, along with a promotion. Lorenz was promoted to deputy chief. Captain Williams was promoted to battalion chief, and the others were promoted to captain.“North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue is dedicated to saving lives and responding to catastrophic fires in our communities, and for the department to continue offering a high level of service, we must maintain an adequate supervisory staff of experienced fire officers,” said Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, who also serves as chairman of the management board for NHRFR. “Today we are proud to promote these five outstanding individuals and I thank them for their continuing service.”NHRFR is one of the largest regionalized fire departments in the United States, covering the North Hudson towns of Guttenberg, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and West New York.As a nationally recognized fire protection unit, NHRFR takes pride in maintaining one of the best response times in the nation.“Deputy Chief Lorenz, Battalion Chief Williams, and Captains Lisa, Wilson and Gora are some of the most dedicated and professional officers I have had the privilege of working with in my career,” said NHRFR Chief Frank Montagne. “They are each very deserving of their promotions and I’m sure they will continue to do excellent work for NHRFR in these new capacities.”last_img read more

first_imgA bake-off oven designed to bake bread normally produced in a deck oven is being marketed by JBS Master Baker (Market Deeping, Peterborough).The gas-fired oven is part of the Spanish Kwik-co range from Salva. It features sole plates, which replicate the deck oven’s ability to produce crusty bread, rolls and baguettes, but in small batches. It can also be used for scratch or part-baking. The soles can be removed and product baked on conventional trays. A rapid temperature rise offers economy, and even baking is said to be a key feature.Two sizes are available, with four and eight soles, and capacities from five up to 10 trays. Customers can choose the arrangement of hood, condenser, oven, prover and stand that best suit their business needs.last_img read more

first_img Facebook The seating area at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Indianapolis, after the Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men’s NCAA college basketball games tournament was cancelled. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Thursday afternoon a number of sports seasons were cut short, one day after the NBA announced the suspension of their regular season.The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced that they are limiting the number of spectators who can attend postseason tournaments. The IHSAA says attempts will be made to televise as many of the remaining games as possible.In Michigan, all High School Basketball Tournament games have been cancelled as of Thursday afternoon.Major League Baseball has announced that they are suspending all operations and likely delay the start of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus outbreak.The Big Ten Conference joined the list of NCAA Basketball tournaments that have been cancelled due COVID-19. The Big 12, AAC, SEC and MAC tournaments have suspended their play as well.Major League Soccer said Thursday that they would suspend play for 30 days.The University of Notre Dame is telling student-athletes to not return to campus until further notice Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – March 12, 2020 0 304 Pinterest More sports cancellations in the wake of the coronavirus Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Facebook Previous articleNotre Dame tells student-athletes not to return to campus TFNNext articleLerner Theater cancels events for the rest of March Tommie Lee WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Seven people hurt after a house explosion in Porter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter By Network Indiana – September 11, 2020 0 335 Google+ (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) Seven people were hurt after a house explosion in northwest Indiana.The explosion happened at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 10, in Porter.Firefighters were called to a home on North First Street, where they found fire and heavy damage, Porter Fire Chief Jay Craig told NBC 5 in Chicago.A three-year-old girl and a woman were trapped inside the house and were pulled free by a group that included bystanders.The three-year-old was flown to a children’s hospital in Chicago. Six other people were taken to area hospitals.The Indiana Fire Marshal says the home is a “total loss.” Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana Mobile Food Distributions, week of 9/14Next article$50 million in federal funding approved for South Shore improvements Network Indianalast_img read more

first_img I am delighted to announce Sir Simon Gass’s appointment as the next Commandant Royal College of Defence Studies. Sir Simon brings a wealth of experience in an area that is core to RCDS research and teaching: evaluating international policy challenges, and then devising workable strategies, alongside allies, to deliver policy goals. I would also like to thank profusely Sir Tom Phillips, who retires as Commandant after nearly four years in post in which the college has made great advances under his outstanding leadership – Sir Tom will be greatly missed and we wish him well in all his future endeavours. Sir Simon Gass said: In his role as Commandant RCDS, Sir Simon will be responsible for the running of the college; a world-renowned institution committed to developing strategic thinkers and leaders. I’m delighted to join defence at a time when understanding international security issues and strategy has never been more important. I join an excellent team and look forward to working with them. Sir Simon Gass has been appointed as the next Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS). He joins the Ministry of Defence following a long and successful career as a British diplomat who has lead the development of national policy and strategy to address some of the most pressing international security challenges.As the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Political Director, from 2012 to 2015, Sir Simon was responsible for policy on the Middle East, Russia, Africa, South and Central Asia, the United Nations and other international institutions. He led the UK team at the prolonged E3+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) negotiations which resulted in the successful Iran Nuclear Agreement in July 2015.Before that Sir Simon held a range of policy and senior management posts within the FCO in London, and has extensive experience of diplomatic postings and secondments abroad. The most notable include NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan (2011 to 2012) and British Ambassador to Iran (2009 to 2011) and Greece (2004 to 2009). He was the Foreign Office’s Finance Director (2001 to 2004) and a member of its Management Board for seven years. Sir Simon left the Foreign Office in 2016.Sir Simon is a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute.Air Marshal Stringer said:last_img read more

first_imgSupermarket giant Tesco ’is regaining competitiveness’ in its core UK business as it records a seventh consecutive quarter of growth.The retailer, which reported UK like-for-like sales growth of 0.6% in its half-year 2016/2017 results ended 27 August 2016, said it had outperformed the market in volume growth in all categories and was now offering clearer, lower and more stable prices – more than 6% lower than in September 2014 in a typical customer basket.UK volumes were up 2.1%, with UK transactions up 1.6% during the period. Operating profit before exceptional items in the UK and Republic of Ireland during the period was £389m, compared with £164m in the comparable 2015/2016 period, a rise of 134.1% at constant exchange rates.Overall group sales in the period (excluding fuel) were £24.4bn, up 3.3%, while group operating profit was £596m, up 60.2%.It claimed that it had introduced seven new exclusive fresh brands, with 80% of customers making repeat purchases of the products. And it said that it had continued to build “trusted, transparent and long-term relationships” with suppliers, with 78% of UK suppliers satisfied with the experience of working with Tesco – an 18% year-on-year improvement, according to the retailer. In addition, it has been ranked number one for reducing food waste by British Baker sister title The Grocer.Sales of the non-core Harris + Hoole, Dobbies and Giraffe businesses have now been completed and the sale of its Euphorium bakery has been agreed, enabling the retailer to focus on its core UK business.Ongoing range refinement has seen the retailer give a 10% increase in space to own-label products in its larger outlets and has simplified its range in convenience stores.Chief executive Dave Lewis said: “We are more competitive across our offer. Prices are more than 6% lower than two years ago and our range is more compelling.”Tesco noted the UK’s decision to leave the EU had created “business uncertainty”, but Lewis said: “While the market is uncertain, we have made significant progress against the priorities we set out two years ago, stabilising the business and positioning us well for the future.”last_img read more