US BLM Eastern States announces December oil and gas lease sale

US BLM Eastern States announces December oil and gas lease sale

first_imgThe sale will include 15 onshore parcels totaling 1,494.1 acres located in Cleburne, Faulkner, Pope, and Van Buren Counties in Arkansas and Forrest, Jones, Perry and Stone Counties in Mississippi The Bureau of Land Management Eastern States announces December oil and gas lease sale. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) In keeping with the Trump Administration’s goal of strengthening America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management Eastern States announces an online oil and gas lease sale to be held December 17, 2020. The sale will include 15 onshore parcels totaling 1,494.1 acres located in Cleburne, Faulkner, Pope, and Van Buren Counties in Arkansas and Forrest, Jones, Perry and Stone Counties in Mississippi.Oil and gas leases sales support domestic energy production and American energy independence. The BLM’s energy program follows an all-of-the-above approach that includes oil and gas, coal, strategic minerals and renewable sources, all of which can be developed on public lands.Start and stop times for an open bidding period will be clearly identified on the auction website and will run for three hours from start to finish.  Bids will be accepted only during this time. The auction website is open to everyone; however, you must register as a bidder on the EnergyNet site before the sale to submit bids for any individual parcel.The Federal government receives a royalty of 12 and one-half percent of the value of production.  Each state government receives a 25 percent minimum share of the bonus bid and the royalty revenue from each lease issued in that state. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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BPC increases cost estimate for Perseverance #1 well offshore Bahamas

first_img The Perseverance #1 well will be located in water approximately 520m. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Oil and gas firm Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has as raised the cost estimates for the drilling operations at the Perseverance #1 well, offshore Bahamas.However, the increase in cost estimates by approximately 15%, to between $24m to $28m for the well operations comes as BPC and drilling contractor Stena Drilling have decided to implement enhanced Covid-19 mitigation measures.The measures include heightened isolation and testing measures for all crew and personnel; extended mandatory quarantine in secure hotel facilities; and private charter flights.The Perseverance #1 offshore oil exploration well is planned to be drilled starting in late 2020 at a location in the far southern territorial waters of The Bahamas, adjacent to the Cuba-Bahamas maritime border.Perseverance #1 holds recoverable oil resource of 767 million barrelsAs per the estimates, the Perseverance #1 location has prospective recoverable oil resource of 767 million barrels, with an upside of 1.444 billion barrels.BPC CEO Simon Potter said: “Given the ever-evolving and escalating Covid-19 situation around the world, the sobering reality is that preventing the Covid-19 virus spreading onto the Perseverance #1 drilling installation in the first place is dramatically more cost effective than having to deal with it once it has arrived offshore.“Hence the considerable efforts put in by BPC, Stena and participating contractors and service companies to develop even more stringent measures to detect and diminish the risk of infection, which are now being implemented, but which will come at a cost.”The Perseverance #1 well, which will be located in water approximately 520m, is planned to be drilled to a target depth of 4,822m.Earlier, the company said that the drilling of well could reach 5,600m, enabling the  evaluation of multiple reservoir horizons throughout the entire stratigraphic column below the Tertiary cover.In a press statement, the company earlier said: “The well has been designed specifically as an exploration well, with the sole objective of establishing the presence of hydrocarbons through a range of tests that will be conducted as the well is drilled.“Perseverance #1 has not been designed to ever operate as a production well, such that at the conclusion of the drilling program the well will be permanently sealed and then abandoned.” BPC and Stena Drilling have decided to implement enhanced Covid-19 mitigation measures for the Perseverance #1 well drilling operationslast_img read more

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News story: ePassport gates eligibility expansion confirmed for June

first_imgIn line with the ePassport gate expansion, citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA will be exempt from the landing card requirement from June. The government’s ambition is to go further and more details will be provided in due course.All passengers arriving at UK ports and airports will continue to be subject to full identity and security checks. Eligible passengers from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA will be able to use the ePassport gates at UK airports and Brussels and Paris Eurostar terminals.The Chancellor also announced that, to coincide with the ePassport gates expansion, the government will begin to abolish landing cards for non-EEA travellers.Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: The expanded access to ePassport gates and the withdrawal of landing cards is part of our work to transform the UK’s border, providing a quicker, seamless experience for passengers that is built around digital systems. These changes will deliver an improved arrival experience and is further encouragement for people who boost our economy through tourism and business to travel to the UK.last_img read more

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Burton’s and Speedibake team up on Jammie Dodger muffins

first_imgSource: SpeedibakeSpeedibake has partnered with Burton’s Biscuits to create a range of muffins based on Jammie Dodgers and Maryland Cookies.The range features a trio of new products inspired by the British biscuits. They are:Jammie Dodgers Muffin two-pack – muffins with Jammie Dodger jam filling, topped with smooth icing and heart plaque decorationMaryland Cookies Muffin two-pack – muffins with Maryland Cookies chocolate chips and chocolate fillingMini Maryland Cookies Muffin 12-pack – mini muffins with Maryland Cookies chocolate chips, described as the “most chocolatey mini choc chip muffin on the market”.The new muffins will be available in Asda in-store bakeries nationwide from 21 September.“We’re really proud to have developed our first branded range of muffins with Burton’s Biscuits,” said Rob Turpin, commercial director, Speedibake.“We knew we wanted to bring something fun and exciting to the in-store bakery muffin fixture, and Jammie Dodgers and Maryland Cookies are the perfect brands to deliver on that. We’ve really taken our time to make sure that the muffins capture the great flavour and taste of these iconic biscuits.” Source: Speedibakelast_img read more

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RSU 73 voters pass $20.2 million school budget

first_imgJAY – Voters passed four articles relating to the Regional School Unit 73 budget on Tuesday, setting a $20.2 million budget in place for the current fiscal year.In Jay, 234 ballots were cast, 59 via absentee voting.Question one approved raising $10.2 million through local taxes to help fund the $20.2 million budget. The $20,160,842 proposed budget for K-12 students would represent an increase of roughly $593,000 over the current fiscal year, or 3.03 percent.Question one was passed 160 to 74 in Jay and by 278 to 119 across all three towns: Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls.Question two asked voters to give control to RSU 73 directors to transfer amounts exceeding 5 percent into other cost centers if the overall budget did not increase. That question passed 163 to 71 in Jay. Question three addressed the food service program which asked voters to appropriate $844,645 and raise $68,988 per town. The question passed 182 to 52. Lastly, question four requested an appropriation of $387,939 and to raise $65,000 per town for Spruce Mountain Adult Education. That proposal passed 160 to 74 in Jay. All three questions also passed in Livermore and Livermore Falls.The vote had been previously set for July 14, coinciding with the statewide referendum, but was moved to Aug. 18 after an error was discovered in financial information accompanying the warrant.last_img read more

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STS9 Was On Another Planet As They Finished Their Two-Night Run At ACL Live [Recap / Setlist / Video]

first_imgElectronic-jam legends STS9 returned to ACL Live at The Moody Theater last night for their second and final show at the venue, and they delivered an out-of-this-world performance. The band worked through several of their treasured classics and utilized tons of transitions to put together another high-octane performance.The band opened things up with “Common Descent”, transitioning into “Worry No More” for a great opening one-two punch. “Pianoir” followed, opening up a huge segment that went into “Glogli,” and then “Vibyl,” which contained a strong tease of “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash. “Love Don’t Terrorize” followed, before the band finished off set one with “Out of This World” into “Frequencies 2>3”.Set Two started off with a fun take on “Totem.” “118” followed, before “Give and Take” and “F Word” were trotted out. “Forest Hu” was then stretched out with a jam that landed on “Rilly Wut?” STS9 then explored space with “Hubble”, before finishing up the second set with a run from “World Go Round” into “Awesome” into “The Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature”.For the encore, STS9 busted out one of their most beloved songs, “Aimlessly”, which dropped right into “Nautilus” for a few minutes. The band then fell right back into “Aimlessly”, a perfect segue that brought an excellent two nights in Austin to a close.STS9’s next stop is a two-night run at the Aragon Ballroom next weekend, February 3rd and 4th. See below for a full setlist from STS9’s final show at ACL Live, as well as a full video of the second set, courtesy of Heady FlairOnline Video DeliverySTS9 | ACL Live at The Moody Theater | Austin, TX | 1/28/2017Set Two: Common Descent >> Worry No More, Pianoir > Glogli >> Vibyl^>> The Message*% >> Vibyl , Love Don’t Terrorize, Out of This World**>> Frequencies 2>3Set Two: Totem, 118, Give and Take, F Word, Forest Hu >> Rilly Wut?, Hubble, World Go Round$ >Awesome >> The Unquestionable Supremacy of NatureEncore: Aimlessly > Nautilus >> AimlesslySHOW NOTES:^ HHHF tease* Grandmaster Flash% WTDS tease** Frequencies tease$ Modular outro[setlist courtesy of the Church of STS9]last_img read more

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Between Riverside and Crazy Begins Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Between Riverside and Crazy premiered at off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company this past summer. The cast will also include Ron Cephas Jones, Michael Rispoli, Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan and Rosal Colón. The play tells the story of Walter “Pops” Washington, an ex-cop and recent widower, who, with his recently paroled son Junior, struggle to hold on to one of the last rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive. The Old Days seem to be dead and gone for the two as old wounds are opened, sketchy new houseguests turn up and a final ultimatum is delivered. Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy begins previews off-Broadway on January 16. Directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Stephen McKinley Henderson, Liza Colón-Zayas and more, the Second Stage production is playing at the Tony Kiser Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for February 11. View Comments Between Riverside and Crazy Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015last_img read more

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Shade garden

first_imgSome plants thrive in almost cave-like shade. Others handle light-filtered shade. It is best to check the yard for shade at different times of the day and throughout the year to see what you really have. A site can be modified with the removal of a few tree limbs.Many vines can thrive in low-light areas and add color. Common jasmine does well in almost any soil condition and can handle moderate shade. It has bright yellow blooms. Carolina jessamine is another good choice. Both vines need support such as a post or trellis. Other vines for shaded areas are honeysuckle, cross vine, trumpet vine and large flowered clematis. Most of the ivies will also do well such as Algerian ivy. Avoid invasive types such as English ivy.For areas that require small plants or ground covers, consider holly fern, lenten rose or even daylilies. Others are pachysandra, periwinkle or possibly mondo grass. Many of these are available in a variegated form, which can brighten dark areas. Ferns certainly top the list for thriving in shaded, moist areas. Whether you choose the Christmas fern, Japanese painted fern or one of the other dozens available, they are sure to provide unique interest with their delicate foliage. Ferns can range in size from a few inches across to several feet.Other moist-area selections include willow gentian. It’s a perennial that grows three feet tall with arching stems bearing ultramarine-blue trumpets in the fall.Bottlebrush buckeye is another possibility for moist shaded areas. It is a native shrub that has white bottle brush shaped flowers. This plant can reach over six feet.Oakleaf hydrangea is a large native plant with spectacular white blooms in the spring that will also survive well in moist shaded areas. This plant is best sited in areas with plenty of room. Mature plants can be eight feet tall with a 10-foot spread.When it comes to shrubs, the list includes short, tall and medium plants as well as deciduous and evergreen varieties. Azaleas and yews are popular shade-tolerant shrubs. Within the world of perennials, the best-known example is the hosta. Hardy ferns of all kinds are easy to grow. Two favorites include autumn fern and cinnamon fern, so named because of its distinctively colored new fronds.Here are a few more shade-tolerant plants:Annuals: begonia, coleus, impatiens, forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica), pansy (Viola)Perennials: astilbe, bleeding heart (Dicentra), bugbane (Cimicifuga), campanula, columbine (Aquilegia), coral bells (Heuchera), foxglove (Digitalis), goatsbeard (Aruncus), hellebore, daylily (Hemerocallis), hosta, Virginia bluebell (Mertensia pulmonarioides), fern, monkshood (Aconitum), phlox, primrose (Primula), lungwort (Pulmonaria), cardinal flower (Lobelia), Siberian iris, veronicaGroundcovers: ajuga, wild ginger (Asarum), sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum), epimedium, lamium, liriope, mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus), pachysandra, spirea, vincaShrubs: boxwood (Buxus), daphne, gold dust (Aucuba), holly (Ilex) hydrangea, mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), leucothoe, Oregon grape (Mahonia), mock orange (Philadelphus), nandina, cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), rhododendron and azalea, viburnum, yew (Taxus)Trees: dogwood (Cornus), Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), stewartia. (Bob Westerfield is the consumer horticulturist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.) By April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaFew things are more impressive in the landscape than large, majestic oak trees or maple trees bursting with fall color. They add dimension and needed shade in the summer, too. They also provide a challenge to a gardener looking to add color to a shaded landscape.While the list of plants for sunny locations seems to be endless, the shade gardener must be a little more selective to ensure good plant survival. Luckily, there are many plants available to enhance shadowy real estate.First, determine how much shade you have. Is it a couple of hours in the afternoon caused by a few pine trees? Is it dense shade caused by a group of magnolia trees? There is a big difference between what we call partial shade and full shade. There are also areas of shade that fall between these two categories. last_img read more

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U.N. Secretary General Recommends Further Staff Reduction at MINUSTAH

first_img In addition, the Mission has 2,600 police officers. However, with regard to the political field, Ban said that “the democratic process in Haiti is still fragile,” and that he was “deeply concerned with the delay” to hold partial legislative, municipal and local elections. Secretary General Ban sent a report to the Security Council, requesting, “To consider another personnel reduction” in the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), reducing troops from 6,270 to 5,021 by June 2014. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recommended a 15% reduction of Blue Helmets in Haiti, due to improvements in security. “I hereby request Haitian political leaders to conduct a constructive dialogue, in order to achieve minimum political consensus and then hold elections whenever possible.” Haiti is a disaster, and has been like that for many years. The question is, is the UN there to prevent the country from being invaded by a foreign nation or from completely falling in the hands of drug cartels? Because no one talks about the life quality indicators and the only thing we know are the repeated news regarding the horrible living conditions of the majority of the population and the situation seems hopeless. I sent a regular comment and nothing was posted. By Dialogo August 22, 2013last_img read more

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‘The Challenge’ Season 36 Cast: Meet the ‘Double Agents’

first_imgBefore the premiere, MTV will air The Challenge: Double Agents Declassified on Monday, December 7, which will provide an inside look at the season and the cast — including two returners who have since taken time off.Darrell Taylor, who was last seen on XXX: Dirty 30 in 2017, and Theresa Gonzalez, who most recently competed on The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II in 2015, are both back and ready to take home the cash prize.- Advertisement – In the words of C.T., let’s f–kin’ go! Season 36 of The Challenge has arrived. On Thursday, November 12, MTV announced the cast for The Challenge: Double Agents, set to premiere next month.In addition to 20 returning competitors, 10 rookies will be joining the season, which will return to a partner format. Filmed in Iceland, the 30 reality stars will compete “in a game of secrets, spies and lies for their share of one million dollars.”- Advertisement – This season is also introducing stars from other shows — and other walks of life — including Amber Borzotra from Big Brother 16, Gabby Allen from Love Island 3, Amber Martinez from Are You the One? 8, Mechie Harris from Ex on the Beach 3, former WWE star Lio Rush and former Olympian Lolo Jones.America’s Got Talent alum Joseph Allen, Ultimate Beastmaster star Nam Vo, Shipwrecked‘s Liv Jawando and Survivor winner Natalie Anderson will also compete.Scroll through the gallery below to meet the cast.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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