first_img Drilling at Uaru-2 encountered around 120ft (36.7m) of high-quality oil-bearing reservoirs. (Credit: Keri Jackson from Pixabay) Texas-based oil and gas company ExxonMobil has announced a new oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.The new discovery at Uaru-2 will add to the previous gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block. Currently, it is estimated to contain around 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels.According to ExxonMobil, drilling at Uaru-2 encountered around 120ft (36.7m) of high-quality oil-bearing reservoirs including newly identified intervals below the original Uaru-1 discovery.The well is located nearly 6.8 miles (11km) south of the Uaru-1 well, and was drilled in 5,659ft (1,725m) of water depth.In January 2020, the company announced that Uaru-1 was the 16th discovery in the Stabroek Block, which covers 26,800km2.ExxonMobil exploration and new ventures senior vice president Mike Cousins said: “The Uaru-2 discovery enhances our work to optimally sequence development opportunities in the Stabroek Block.“Progressing our industry-leading investments and well-executed exploration plans are vital in order to continue to develop Guyana’s offshore resources that unlock additional value for the people of Guyana and all stakeholders.”In March 2021, ExxonMobil has secured its sixth drillship, dubbed the Noble Sam Croft, to conduct exploration and evaluation drilling activities offshore Guyana.It has identified Yellowtail as fourth project within the block, which is expected to start up in late 2025, pending government approvals and project sanctioning.The project involves the development of Yellowtail and Redtail fields, which are located about 19 miles (30km) southeast of the Liza developments.ExxonMobil said that at least six projects will be online by 2027.Furthermore, Liza Phase 2 is on track for start-up in 2022, and its 220,000 barrels of oil per day capacity Liza Unity FPSO is set to sail away from Singapore to Guyana later this year.ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana is operator of the Stabroek Block, with a 45% stake. Hess Guyana Exploration and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, hold 30% and 25% stake, respectively. The new discovery will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the Stabroek block last_img read more

first_imgIndiana’s unemployment rate remains at 3.6 percent for May, and the national rate also stands at 3.6 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.Indiana’s labor force had a net decrease of 10,677 over the previous month. This was a result of a decrease of 2,312 unemployed residents and a decrease of 8,365 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.40 million, and the state’s 65.0 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.8 percent.Also, this month had the lowest unemployment insurance claims in the reference week (12th of the month) in 2019.Learn more about how unemployment rates are calculated here: 2019 Employment ChartsEmployment by SectorPrivate sector employment has grown by 32,900 over the year and decreased by 1,200 over the previous month. The monthly decrease is primarily due to losses in the Leisure and Hospitality (-1,000) and the Financial Activities (-900)sectors. Losses were partially offset by gains in the Manufacturing (900) and the Private Educational and Health Care Services (900) sectors. Total private employment stands at 2,742,100, which is 10,000 above the December 2018 peak.Midwest Unemployment RatesMay 2019 Midwest Unemployment Rates  EDITOR’S NOTES:Data are sourced from May Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics – U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsMay employment data for Indiana Counties, Cities and MSAs will be available Monday, June 24, 2019, at noon (Eastern) pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgThe Scotch Pie Club, which runs the annual World Scotch Pie Championships, has raised just under £11,000 in its inaugural National Scotch Pie Week, held last November in aid of The Scottish Society for Autism.Scotch Pie Club members who took part in the fundraising week included past World Champions Aulds of Greenock and MacLean’s of Forres, as well as the current World Champion, Stuart’s of Buckhaven. Scotch Pie Club founder and MD of Stuart’s of Buckhaven Alan Stuart said he was determined to ensure that the 2007 week, which will again be held around St Andrew’s Day, is even bigger than last year’s. He said he had a fundraising target of £25,000 and was hopeful that more of Scotland’s large pie-makers will join in this year.Stuart added that he would like to thank, in particular, ADM Milling and its marketing manager John Hastwell for enthusiastically supporting the Scotch Pie Week. ADM’s funding of all the point-of-sale material allowed every penny of the funds raised to go to the Scottish Society for Autism, Stuart said.Meanwhile, the cheque for £10,750 was handed over last week to John MacDonald of the Society by Rory Stuart and his younger brother Angus.Rory has featured on all the Pie Club’s point-of-sale material since 2000, and the boys’ grandparents are Norrie and Dorothy Stuart of Stuart’s of Buckhaven.Scotch Pie Week will run from 24 November to 1 December, 2007.last_img read more

first_imgA lorry which struck the underside of a low bridge could have caused chaos on the A14, were it not for the swift recovery work of Highways England traffic officers and their partners.The vehicle hit the underside of the Huntingdon Railway Viaduct, which carries the A14 over the rail line and through the town, at 1.15am last Wednesday (22 August). The bridge has a 4.4 metre (14ft 6in) height restriction in place on it, with the HGV too big to pass beneath.A lane was closed on Brampton Road following the crash, which could have seen the bridge beams damaged and made the viaduct unable to support its weight, let alone the 77,000 drivers who cross it daily on the A14, closing both the road and railway beneath it too. Such damage would have seen the bridge need assessments which could lake six months, with the repair and inspection work likely costing around £2 million.Fortunately the damage was only superficial, and Highways England traffic officers, along with contractors Kier, Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire County Council, were quick to act at the scene, minimising disruption before the morning rush hour hit prevent the town centre road being closed fully. With the lorry trapped beneath the steel beams of the bridge, they released air from the tyres to move it back.Highways England service manager Austin Adkins said: Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to drivers of tall vehicles that they need to take extra care on their journeys, particularly with low bridges, as hitting them can easily be avoided yet have a far reaching impact. I want to thank our operatives and partners who worked together to swiftly resolve what could have been a hugely disruptive incident, even with the damage being minimal. The Huntingdon Railway Viaduct will be demolished after the new £1.5 billion A14 link between Cambridge and Huntingdon opens in December 2021, with new link roads making it easier to travel to, from and around the town.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.last_img read more

first_imgA new genre-bending musical festival will be coming to the Pacific Northwest this Memorial Day weekend. End Of The Rainbow is set to go down on May 24th, 25th, and 26th at George, WA’s picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre.The inaugural three-day music and camping festival has announced their initial 2019 lineup, with Bassnectar (2 sets), Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, GRiZ, Trippie Redd, and Santigold topping the bill. End Of The Rainbow will also see performances from STS9, Gogol Bordello, Flosstradamus, Tom Morello, Vic Mensa, Emancipator, Eprom, London On Da Track, Whipped Cream, Thirftworks, Dorfex Bos, Nessly, Run DMT, and Darci.A fan pre-sale is currently underway here until 10 p.m. (PST) on Thursday. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. (PST).For more information on ticketing and End Of The Rainbow 2019, head to the festival’s website.last_img read more

first_imgLaura Linney & Cynthia Nixon (Photos: Nino Muñoz & Maarten de Boer) Show Closed This production ended its run on July 2, 2017 View Comments Related Showscenter_img Talk about star power! Three-time Tony and Oscar nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon will star in a new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, the production is set to begin previews on March 29, 2017 and officially open on April 19 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.Linney and Nixon will alternate in the roles of Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard, both members of a strong-willed aristocratic Southern family. The actresses will play the roles in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance; their schedule will be announced next spring. Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives.Sullivan, a frequent MTC collaborator, has directed Linney to Tony nominations in both MTC’s Broadway premiere of Sight Unseen and MTC’s New York premiere of Time Stands Still. The Sullivan-helmed production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole at MTC earned Nixon a Tony Award.Linney, who also received a Tony nomination for The Crucible, garnered Oscar nods for her work in You Can Count on Me, Kinsey and The Savages; she has won Emmys for Wild Iris, Frasier, John Adams and The Big C. Nixon won Emmys for Sex and the City and Law and Order: SVU and was additionally Tony-nominated for Indiscretions and Wit. Her other numerous Broadway credits include The Real Thing, The Women and Angels in America.Additional casting and creative team will be announced later. The Little Foxeslast_img read more

first_imgRules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on June 15, 2018 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mis-transcribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before June 15, 2018 – date and time subject to change. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. One entry per person or two entries per person if partnership opt-in box above is checked. Summer is here folks! In celebration, we’ve teamed up with some amazing folks to bring you the Best Summer Ever Giveaway! This adventure weekend and gear package includes:A 2-Night Weekend Stay at Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Va.Unlimited Weekend Family Activity Pass to the Adventure Center which features archery, mountain biking, the sky slide, bubble ball, and a treetop adventure course.Ocean Kayak two-person kayakTwo Extrasport Universal Livery PFDsTwo Carlisle Daytripper PaddlesTo enter, fill out the form below! Best of luck and happy summer!This contest is over.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced Tuesday that the ongoing investigation into the hazardous debris illegally dumped in Islip has turned up a second site with “very similar” material found originally at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood—and there could be more illegal dumps waiting to be discovered within the township.The contaminated property, which is at the intersection of Rt. 111 and Sage Street in Central Islip, is owned by LC Real Estate Group LLC, a private corporation. At a press conference held at his Hauppauge office, Spota showed photos of the site taken in 2012 and then this month. He pointed out that the piles of construction and demolition rubble found on the site tower between 20 and 30 feet high.“We believe that the same individuals responsible for the dumping at Roberto Clemente Park are also responsible for the dumping at the Rt. 111 site,” Spota said. He would not identify the site’s owners although he did say his department knows who they are but not where they are. He hopes to track them down soon because “we would like to talk to them.”Two shingles found at the Sage Street site tested positive with 16 percent asbestos contamination. Spota added that more than 1 percent is considered a health threat. He emphasized that the findings do not mean that 16 percent of the dumped debris is asbestos. Some of the samples taken at the Roberto Clemente Park tested positive with asbestos levels of more than 44 percent. More testing is being conducted at both the park and the Sage Street site by environmental consultants hired by the district attorney’s office as well as by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The district attorney hopes to have the results available by the end of the month or the beginning of June. The investigation, he stressed, is only in its “infancy stages.”“It appears that some unscrupulous individuals believe that they can just go into the Town of Islip and dump toxic and hazardous materials without any consequences at all,” Spota said. “I can assure you that at a particular point there will be consequences.”Aerial view of Sage and Rte 111 taken in 2012 before the recently discovered illegal dumping. (Photo credit: Suffolk County District Attorney Office)He refused to speculate what charges he may later file, pending the results of the testing. In the meantime the scope of the investigation has been growing, Spota said, thanks to “sources” who have contacted his office recently.The district attorney said homeowners in the contaminated area told his investigators that they had contacted the town in the past to complain about the conditions of the Sage Street site “and they heard nothing in return.” But the town did issue a violation to the owner of the property for “an unmaintained fence,” Spota said. “Nothing other than that.”Asked whether town officials should have been more vigilant, Spota replied, “It’s certainly upsetting to hear that people are claiming that they made particular complaints to the town and heard nothing in return.”The district attorney added that town officials—“I’m not indicating if they’re elected officials,” he said—remain “part of the investigation as well.”Spota said that the New York State Health Department has set up a special phone number—518-402-7800 with bilingual staff on hand—for concerned Islip residents who may have health questions that don’t require immediate medical attention.In the mean time, Roberto Clemente Park is closed, and the Sage Street property is off-limits.“Our environmental consultants tell us there is no immediate danger right now,” Spota said.The town has also issued a statement that the air in the park and the surrounding neighborhood “does not present a risk at this time.”last_img read more

first_imgby: Maggie PerkinsMy parents are a couple that anyone can look up to financially — not because they drive fancy cars or have a home in Boca (spoiler: they don’t) but because they are resourceful and forward-looking with the money they earn. I’ve always known that financial responsibility is important to my parents, especially my mom. I wasn’t allowed to even borrow the car keys until I had passed the personal finance class offered at my high school. I thought it was a waste of an elective, better spent on an additional dance class, but I learned some essential truths and opened my own Roth IRA at the ripe age of 18.The following are nine simple tips I learned from my parents, either through the back seat of the car or by being lectured, which I often returned with deeply rolled eyes. Some are specific, others broad — but all valuable.1. It is NOT economical to buy dinner out, even at the dollar menu. To feed a family of four on the way home from soccer practice, it would cost at least $12 to feed everyone even from the dollar menu at a fast-food joint. At a grocery store you can get a rotisserie chicken ($6), green beans and carrots ($2) and potatoes for baking ($2) to bring you in at $10, plus some tax — still the same price, but more food, and better food for you.2. A $50 Costco membership can pay for itself, especially if you need to replace your tires or update your vision prescription and order eyeglasses. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img Communication is super important, no matter if you’re at work or at home (or working at home). Here are three communication skills you should try to master…The right tone of voice: Try to avoid a tone that shows disinterest. Even if you’re bored with the information you’re being given, don’t express that in your reply. And when someone has ticked you off, don’t let your tone convey your annoyance. It’s important to be cool, no matter the situation. Let your words respond instead of your tone.Stay focused: Face-to-face communication is a lost art, but it’s still important in the workplace, so keep an eye on your target so they know you’re fully committed to the conversation, even if you’re video chatting from miles away. When you’re chatting via FaceTime or Zoom, it would probably be super awkward if you were somehow staring at your coworker (especially since you’d have to stare into the camera on your laptop), but just make sure you don’t get caught focusing your eyes elsewhere. If you’re looking down at your phone, everyone will know it.Body language: It’s important to be mindful of the message your body is sending. Slouching will make you look like you’re not listening, which tells others that you don’t care about what they have to say. And when you’re speaking, make sure your body language matches up with the words that are coming out of your mouth. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details This guy seems annoyed.last_img read more