TGS announces Eastern Delta Refocus imaging program in U.S. Gulf of Mexico. (Credit: TGS) TGS, a leading provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration & production (E&P) companies, today announced the Eastern Delta Refocus 3D OBS (Ocean Bottom Seismic) imaging program in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This reprocessing project marks the next phase of imaging over the mature, hydrocarbon producing areas of Main Pass and Viosca Knoll. By applying advanced imaging techniques in this highly successful region, TGS will further illuminate the key subsurface structures and provide new insight into the prospectivity within the deeper Mesozoic section. TGS plans to reprocess an area of approximately 2,250 square kilometers in order to provide a high-quality regional product, helping E&P companies to fully explore the new plays in this area. The project commenced in Q1 2020 with final data available in Q4 2020.Kristian Johansen, CEO at TGS, commented, “This project has been launched following increased client interest in the area, with recent leasing of acreage and exploration plans targeting the highly prolific Norphlet play. Combined with our vast library of well information and our trusted imaging solutions, we continue to provide customers with the most comprehensive subsurface insight in the Gulf of Mexico.” Source: Company Press Release TGS also provides advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, machine learning and data integration solutions
Technip USA awarded FEED contract for MPL LNG Project. (Credit: Pixabay/Jens P. Raak) Mexico Pacific (MPL) has awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) contract to Technip USA for its MPL LNG project to be developed on the west coast of Mexico.The signing of the contract marks one of the final milestones to advance the LNG export facility into construction and operation, said MPL. The Mexican LNG project will have a capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).The LNG developer will construct the MPL LNG Project on a 1,100-acre site in Puerto Libertad in Sonora about 201km south of the Arizona border.According to MPL, construction of the LNG facility will be executed by a major EPC contractor using equipment provided by Baker Hughes.MPL chief development officer Josh Loftus said: “We are excited to take this important step with our partners as MPL continues on its path to becoming the leading west-coast provider of US LNG.“We look forward to strengthening our relationships with all current and future global partners as we become a top supplier in the growing LNG market.”Following its completion, the MPL LNG facility is expected to become one of the top West Coast LNG export projects in North America, which will serve partners in Asia.The LNG developer claimed that the shorter shipping distance to Asia from its west coast location in combination with its access to low-cost US gas enables the MPL LNG Project to supply low landed cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Asia.The LNG project is anticipated to deliver significant cost and logistical advantages by connecting the Permian gas basin in the US to Asian markets.MPL LNG project could begin operations in 2024MPL expects to take a final investment decision (FID) on the LN regasification terminal in early 2021 with an aim to begin operations in 2024.The MPL LNG project is planned to be built in three phases with each of them to add 4mtpa capacity.MPL president and CEO Douglas Shanda said: “With major permits in hand and the FEED award completed, MPL is on track to take FID and establish a world-class North American LNG export facility on the West Coast of Mexico. With this unique project, we will address global energy needs while providing substantial cost advantages for our partners.”The LNG developer is backed by a consortium led by AVAIO Capital which acquired a controlling stake in it in October 2019. The 12mtpa MPL LNG project will be built in Puerto Libertad in Sonora, about 201km south of the Arizona border
All second year language students on study programmes in Egypt were flown home on Wednesday, after the University advised that evacuation was the safest option.A liaison officer from the Faculty of Oriental Studies suggested on Monday that students based in Cairo and Luxor should leave. All 11 students have now flown back to the UK, as violence and rioting in Egypt escalates.Isobel Platts-Dunn, a second year Spanish and Arabic student, flew home from Luxor on Wednesday night. She explained, “We were contacted on Monday by a liaison officer at the Oxford Faculty of Oriental Studies, who suggested we should leave; we were told that it was our decision, but that the Faculty strongly suggests we go home.”The same phone call was made to a student in Luxor. At that time, all lines of communication in Cairo had been cut by the government. “There was no internet, phone line or television in Cairo. The situation was really dangerous there. It was not quite as bad in Luxor – the army were there but there was no tear gas, and no people throwing firebombs like in Cairo”, Platts-Dunn added.Following this message from the Oriental Faculty on Monday, the seven students who were in Cairo made their way to the airport as soon as possible, where they stayed overnight and caught a flight home Wednesday morning. The remaining four students, who were on a two week study programme in Luxor, arrived at the airport on Wednesday and flew back to London the same night.Platts-Dunn commented, “It’s so nice to see all my friends in Oxford. But I just want to go back to Egypt as soon as possible.”The British government continue to advise against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez.
Ginsters has launched a new special-edition cheddar and bacon pasty. It replaces the firm’s steak and ale pasty and, as with previous special editions, will retain the same price (£1.99) on-pack.”Our special-edition pasties have been one of our biggest successes over the past couple of years. We attribute that to the ever-expanding breadth of the offering, combined with the strength of the flavours and quality of the ingredients used,” said head of brand marketing Andy Valentine. It will be available until 19 July.
RANGELEY – Police say that two men received minor injuries when their float plane crashed into Rangeley Lake this afternoon.According to Steve McCausland, the spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety, a small float plane bound for Bangor was attempting to take off from the lake when it crashed. The incident took place near the town’s landing in Rangeley.McCausland said that the plane was roughly 50 feet in the air when it crashed.Both occupants, pilot David Taisey, 69 of Pownal, and passenger Mike Koob, 53 of Oquossoc, were able to leave the plane and swim to shore. Both had minor injuries and were treated and released from the local medical center, McCausland said.The plane was owned by Acadian Seaplanes out of Rangeley. It was towed six miles to Oquossoc.First responders included the Rangeley fire department, Warden Service, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police personnel. NorthStar EMS also responded, from the Rangley and the Sugarloaf bases, to care for the injured and ensure the safety of other first responders.The crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, McCausland said.
Apple released their newest commercial yesterday, which promotes the iPhone X by highlighting the Apple Pay feature. A truly magical advancement in cell phone technology, the iPhone X features 5.8‑inch Super Retina screen that responds to touch, voice, and even a glance. Of course, Vulfpeck was the perfect music to match with a revolutionary multi-cam, Animoji-capable, superhuman cellular gadget that the world can keep—you guessed it—in their back pocket. Vulfpeck’s infamous “Back Pocket” hook is finally put to good use in the 1:08-minute video, positioning the song to get stuck in even more heads across the globe.The catchy, yet sophisticated, 2015 Thrill of the Arts track follows a man who buys a hat, clothes, and more for a quick makeover while walking through the streets of ‘Fly Market’. He soon becomes so invincible that the products that he desires start to fly off the shelves and toward him, showcasing the power of “paying with a glance”.Watch the new Apple commercial featuring Vulfpeck’s “Back Pocket” below:[Video: Apple]In 2015, Vulfpeck’s “The Birdwatcher” was featured in another international Apple commercial highlighting the phone’s video feature. In the video, a bird flies in slow motion near a hand holding out a crumb. The bird hesitates and then eats it, in this crystal clear clip shot on an iPhone 6 by Antoine D. The Woody Goss-penned tune serves as the perfect backdrop, yet again, for this 0:15 second clip.[Video: Apple Italia]What do cell phones and Vulfpeck have in common? They both belong in the pocket.Vulfpeck have a light year ahead of them, with only four dates on the calendar so far. Following a festival appearance at Sweetwater 420 and two nights in New Orleans, the funk quartet will head to Morrison, CO for their first-ever headlining performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. With KNOWER and Kamasi Washington also on the bill, the 4/27 show is shaping up to be one of the most exciting to date. Head here for more information.
Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds and Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), received the Outstanding Women Award from the YWCA Cambridge on Oct. 29. Hammonds and Hunt were two of nine area women to receive the award at a luncheon at the Charles Hotel.“It’s an honor to be recognized by an organization that does so much to support the lives of women and people of color,” said Hammonds. “I’m proud to be included in such a distinguished group of recipients.”The ceremony celebrated the contributions of women who exemplify the YWCA Cambridge’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, and highlighted the organization’s work in the community.Hammonds was introduced by master of ceremonies and longtime WCVB-TV Channel 5 anchorwoman Susan Wornick. In presenting Hammonds with the YWCA award, Wornick cited the dean’s work as the University’s first senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity, and as the founding director of the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine at M.I.T. The Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, Hammonds is also a scholar of scientific, medical, and sociopolitical concepts of race; gender in science and medicine; and of African-American history.Hunt was unable to be at the day’s ceremony. Her award was accepted by Cambridge city councilor Denise Simmons, herself a YWCA honoree. Wornick highlighted Hunt’s work as a senior adviser to the Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and as a founder of HKS’s Women and Public Policy Program. Simmons called Hunt an “extraordinary woman,” and lauded her work as president of the Cambridge-based Hunt Alternatives Fund, which supports organizations working for social change.For more on the awards ceremony and the Cambridge YWCA, visit www.ywcacam.org.
CHRIS COLLINS | The Observer For those born during the 1990s, the word “monster” might not have conjured images of a malevolent creature lurking in the closet or under the bed. Rather, it might have described a much more pleasant part of childhood: Pokemon. This summer, Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game, allowed those who loved Pokemon as kids to reconnect with their childhood and introduced a new generation to the game.Notre Dame students staying on campus over the summer were no exception. Seniors Debbie Greif and Julia Tombari first saw the trailer for Pokemon Go when it debuted in September 2015. Tombari said the game was supposed to be released in February but was pushed back. “That was disappointing,” Greif said. “And then we thought it was going to be May.” It wasn’t. It was mid-June before the game was demoed at the E3 trade conference, with a tentative mid-July release date. Pokemon Go instead came out in early July.“I heard about it within 20 minutes,” Greif said. Players earn points and level up in Pokemon Go by collecting Pokemon and supplies. Once the player reaches Level 5, they can join one of three teams: Team Mystic, Team Instinct or Team Valor. The teams battle to dominate gyms, which are landmarks where players can go to battle others with their Pokemon. There are several Pokemon gyms on campus, including Main Circle, “Touchdown Jesus” and Alumni Stadium.Tombari and Greif plan on starting a club this year to allow students to connect with other players, both from their own teams and rival ones.“Debbie and I, over stir-fry bar, discussed the possibility — jokingly — of making a club out of this game when it came out eventually,” Tombari said. “Six months later when it actually came out, we decided to talk about the idea again, and since then, we established a Facebook page that has roughly 280 members.”Tombari and Greif said they are seeking official club status with the University. “We’d have a lot of events, like the group just going out to catch Pokemon, going to parks and stuff where there are rare Pokemon available,” Greif said. “We want to have team activities.” Senior Brittany Dymm, another of the 100 million players who downloaded the app, said she appreciates the competitiveness that comes with the game. “I like doing it because I like going for walks, and it’s a funny way to be goal-oriented when you walk,” she said. “I’m also really into Fitbit challenges, so I pair myself up with that and go for a walk, try to hatch an egg. Other than that, there’s a competitive aspect to it with the gyms. You can see who’s on top of the gyms. You can see who is kind of winning at that moment.”Tombari said the games help players connect with others.“I think it definitely helps create relationships, especially for people who may not be as extroverted,” Tombari said. “The game is a way for people to come together over something they all nerded out about a while ago.”Tags: clubs, pokemon go, Touchdown Jesus
Lazzara, Hafner, Rodriguez-Powell being considered for reappointment August 1, 2005 Regular News Lazzara, Hafner, Rodriguez-Powell being considered for reappointment The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims will meet August 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott at 8701 World Center Drive in Orlando for the purpose of interviewing the following workers’ compensation judges for reappointment: John Lazzara, Lauren Hafner, and Mily Rodriguez-Powell.Any questions or comments relating to any of the above judges should be directed to Victor Marrero, commission chair, director of risk management, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Lauderdale 33312, phone (954) 831-8358; fax (954) 321-4587, and e-mail Victor_Marrero @sheriff.org.If you wish to speak at the meeting, notice must be provided to the chair and commission members in writing no later than August 12. The letter should include your intention to address the committee and nature of your appearance. A listing of SNCJCC members is provided on the DOAH and Florida Bar Web sites. The committee will not be taking any requests for personal appearances to speak in favor of any of the above sitting judges. However, the committee will accept letters in lieu of personal appearances for those who want to speak favorably about the judges.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 51-year-old Bellport man was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a vehicle making a left turn in Medford on Saturday night.Suffolk County police said Daniel Cardona was riding his Suzuki eastbound on Horseblock Road when he collided with a westbound Chrysler trying to turn left in front of the motorcycle at 10:23 p.m.Cardona was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.The other driver, 73-year-old Arthur White of Medford, was not injured.Sixth Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the crash to call them at 631-854-8652. All calls will be kept confidential.