Finder Energy secures UK North Sea exploration licence

first_imgThe P2530, which is located in the Central North Sea, is surrounded by oil fields that include the Greater Kittiwake Area and the Forties oil field The P2530 is located in the Central North Sea. (Credit: D Thory from Pixabay) Western Australian oil and exploration company Finder Energy has secured a 100% stake in P2530 under the 32nd UK offshore licencing round.Located in the Central North Sea, the P2530 has an area of 576km² and is situated 140km ENE of Aberdeen in water depths of around 90m.The P2530 is surrounded by oil fields that include the Greater Kittiwake Area and the prolific Forties Oil Field.Finder stated that it has detected stacked play potential with crucial objectives being the Lower Cretaceous and Upper Jurassic sandstone reservoirs.Finder Energy CEO Damon Neaves said: “The North Sea is a prolific oil and gas province both in terms of resources and infrastructure.“The  North  Sea’s exceptional data coverage and quality makes it a natural extension of  Finder’s technically-driven exploration strategy.  P2530 is our first step in building a meaningful presence as a North Sea explorer.”Last month, Finder Energy secured 100% interest in the offshore exploration permit WA-547-P situated within the prolific North West Shelf oil and gas province offshore Western Australia.The offshore exploration block is located in the Northern Carnarvon Basin, where the company holds interests in five permits.Finder Energy stated the block is on trend with the Dorado oil discovery.Based in Perth and founded in 2004, the firm is one of the active explorers on the North West Shelf of Australia.last_img read more


first_imgFormer Secaucus High School Principal Patrick Impreveduto poses with the school’s administrative team after speaking at a superintendent convention. Pictured from left to right, top row: Board of Education President Jack McStowe, Grace Yeo, Robert Valente, Linda Wilhelm, Patrick Impreveduto, Steven Viggiani, Chrissie Candela, Susan Smahl, Dr. Bob Berckes, Dr. Daniela Riser, Dr. Danielle Garzon, Dr. Jerry Kaiser, Amanda Trombetta. Front row: Interim Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops and Jeffrey Case. (See brief) ×Former Secaucus High School Principal Patrick Impreveduto poses with the school’s administrative team after speaking at a superintendent convention. Pictured from left to right, top row: Board of Education President Jack McStowe, Grace Yeo, Robert Valente, Linda Wilhelm, Patrick Impreveduto, Steven Viggiani, Chrissie Candela, Susan Smahl, Dr. Bob Berckes, Dr. Daniela Riser, Dr. Danielle Garzon, Dr. Jerry Kaiser, Amanda Trombetta. Front row: Interim Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops and Jeffrey Case. (See brief) Town wide garage saleThe Mayor and Town Council invite all residents to participate in a Town Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Call Judy or Eileen before Oct. 2 at (201) 330-2014 to put your address on the list that will be posted.center_img Former Secaucus High School principal is surprise guest speaker at superintendent’s convocation.Secaucus schools staff and faculty members attending the superintendent’s convocation earlier this week were surprised by a guest speaker at the onset of the convocation, former Secaucus Middle and High School Principal Patrick Impreveduto.After opening remarks by Board of Education President Jack McStowe and an introduction of the administrative team, Interim Superintendent Kenneth Knops commented that his transition to the position was made easier by the work of those in the district before his arrival. Knops quoted scientist Sir Isaac Newton: “If I have been able to see further, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.”The interim superintendent hinted to the staff that he had invited back a very prominent educational leader, “a giant” from the past.At this point Knops asked High School Principal Dr. Robert Berckes, who was waiting in the wings, to bring out this morning’s surprise guest speaker. Dr. Berckes led Mr. Impreveduto out to the podium to a thunderous ovation from the teachers and staff seated in the Performing Arts Center.Addressing the assembled audience, Impreveduto made some lighthearted comments about the vintage pictures of him projected on to the screen in the Performing Arts Center, and joked with the administrators seated in front of him.He then encouraged the approximately 250 staff members seated in front of him to enjoy the upcoming school year.He told a story about how just a year or so ago a former Secaucus parent had called his office in Monmouth County to thank him for the guidance and mentoring he had provided her son over a decade ago.Reflecting on this story, he reminded the educators in attendance that they need to always remember that in everything they do, they are continuously making an impact on impressionable students.Standards-based report cards presented to packed audience at Huber Street School Coffee PresentationA packed audience of parents and guardians attended this past week’s Coffee with the Elementary Principals and Supervisor in the Huber Street School Library on the topic of “What is a Standards-Based Report Card and How Will it Assess My Child’s Progress?”Presented by Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani and Elementary Supervisor Dr. Danielle Garzon, the evening began on a positive note with the presenters sharing the spring 2017 PARCC Assessment Results.The scores showed both Clarendon School and Huber Street School students made significant progress over last year’s test results.Director of Curriculum Dr. Daniela Riser provided an overview of initiatives taking place in the district over the summer months, including the launch of the Empowering Writers Initiative and the training of 31 elementary staff members on Orton-Gillingham’s multisensory program.Secaucus School District holds four-day orientation program for newly hired teachers and administratorsSince the conclusion of the previous school year this past June, a total of 18 new staff members have been hired by the Secaucus school district to fill a number of positions within the school system.As a means of acclimating, orienting, and inducting the new teachers and administrators into the schools, the district’s administrative team planned, organized, and facilitated a four-day comprehensive workshop recently, focusing on a number of timely and relevant issues for the novice teachers and newly-hired staff members.Throughout the four-day workshop, teachers were made aware of workplace expectations, provided an overview of the district’s observation and evaluation process, and immersed in a series of 27 different presentations facilitated by each of the members of the administrative team, Central Office Staff Members, second year teachers, and veteran staff members.last_img read more

Woman Killed in E. Patchogue House Fire

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police detectives are investigating a house fire that killed a woman in East Patchogue Tuesday morning.The woman, whose identity will be revealed following an autopsy, police said, was pronounced dead at the scene.Police and firefighters responded to the blaze after a neighbor dialed 911 to report seeing smoke coming from the home just before 8 a.m., police said. Two firefighters went inside and removed her from the home, police said. She was the only person inside the house at the time of the fire.Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating the fire.last_img read more

How innovative plan design can contribute to a credit union’s success

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Taking a holistic approach to designing any member’s retirement plan is a goal well worth trying to attain. This is especially true when it comes to credit unions, where many of the same factors facing banks today – ever-proliferating technology, competition, and consumer demands – are being felt just as strongly.Developing an effective and flexible retirement program involves creating a plan that not only assists employees in meeting their retirement goals but that also addresses a credit union’s business needs. Designing the right retirement program requires a keen understanding of an organization’s management philosophy; compensation strategy; competitive considerations and analysis; demographic considerations; the maturity of the institution; and – of critical importance in today’s shifting landscape – the different types of retirement plans available.We have identified two basic approaches to developing a business’s employee benefits program. First is the objective approach, wherein one takes into consideration what kind of balancing of benefits is needed for employees; after all, a 50-year-old employee’s needs are vastly different than a 25-year-old’s. continue reading »last_img read more

Deshaun Watson delighted the Houston Texans didn’t trade Will Fuller | NFL News

first_img4:04 0:30 Deshaun Watson completes to Will Fuller for a 77 yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Deshaun Watson completes to Will Fuller for a 77 yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fuller caught all five of his targets on Sunday for 100 yards and a score in a bounce back week following his three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week Eight defeat to the Green Bay Packers.His value as a deep-threat has been undisputed since being selected in the first round of the 2016 Draft, with niggling injuries the major hindrance to his efforts to establish himself as a consistent threat. The hope is that he has turned a corner this year in regards to his health.Speaking post-game Fuller admitted “it really sucked” to be shopped by the Texans prior to the deadline.“Just giving this organisation my all, coming to work every day, very unselfish player, do everything they ask, and then, just to be shopped around, I did feel a certain type of way,” he said.“But like I said, I’m happy to be here. I’m happy to play with Deshaun and continue to try to get wins with this organisation.”Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage through the season – featuring a host of NFL Network programming, a new weekly preview show as well as at least five games a week and NFL Redzone, you won’t miss a moment. Don’t forget to follow us on, our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go! – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Wide receiver Will Fuller caught a touchdown for the sixth straight game on Sunday as he helped the Houston Texans to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars after being linked with a trade to the Green Bay Packers prior to last Tuesday’s deadline. By Cameron HogwoodLast Updated: 09/11/20 1:11pmcenter_img – Advertisement – A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season There was nobody more relieved than Deshaun Watson when Will Fuller was still a Houston Texans player after Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.Having traded Watson’s favourite target DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals this past offseason, Houston appeared ready to strip their quarterback of another weapon as they listened to offers on Fuller.The Green Bay Packers are believed to have made a run at him prior to the deadline as they sought support for Davante Adams, however the two sides were unable to agree on value.Watson and Fuller linked up well in Sunday’s 27-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the former connecting with his lead receiver for a 77-yard touchdown. It was the sixth straight game in which Fuller had hauled in a touchdown catch, marking the longest streak by any player since Antonio Brown’s eight-game stretch in 2018.“It would have been hell if they would have done that, for sure,” Watson said post-game when asked about the possibility of Fuller being traded.“Honestly. I’m glad to continue to play with Will. We’ve been making a lot of big, big plays since I came into this league, [and we’re] going to continue to do that as we continue to go the rest of this year and hopefully the rest of our careers.” – Advertisement – last_img read more

Big Brother’s Rachel Reilly, Brendon Villegas Reveal Newborn’s Name

first_imgVillegas, 40, announced the birth of their son on Wednesday via Twitter. “Thank you for all the well wishes for Rachel and the baby. Rachel and our baby boy are both healthy and doing well. They are recovering at UCLA,” he wrote. “I am sure it will not be too long until Rachel shares some pics, but I will leave that up to our momma warrior. No name as of yet!”The couple — who tied the knot in September 2012 — shared the news in May that they were expecting a second child.- Advertisement – “At one point I was on oxygen and it lasted longer than my birth with Adora,” she explains. “Almost 15 hours he did not want to come out of the womb. Brendon was really supportive and my rock the whole time. He encouraged my breathing and my labor positions and helped me when I didn’t think I could keep going. He was an amazing partner and has been so helpful.”Reilly says her daughter has adjusted to having a younger sibling and has been “so helpful” and “very protective” of her little brother. The reality star admitted that she and Villegas, 40, haven’t been “sleeping at all” with a newborn under their roof, but they’ve loving every minute of it.“Our little Adler is such an amazing addition to our family. We can’t wait to get to know what his personality is going to be like,” she said, adding, “Our hearts couldn’t be more overjoyed and full.”- Advertisement – Introducing the latest addition to the Brenchel family! Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas exclusively revealed to Us Weekly the name of their newborn after welcoming their second child earlier this week.Reilly, 36, tells Us that her son’s name is Adler Mateo Villegas, who joins the Big Brother alums’ daughter Adora, 4. The North Carolina native— who gave birth to her infant on Wednesday, November 11 — also detailed her “super hard and scary” labor.- Advertisement – “We have a lot to celebrate this year,” Reilly wrote in a Mother’s Day Instagram post. “As a mom, it’s my day to celebrate Adora & OMG baby #2!! I can’t believe I’m pregnant!”Villegas, for his part, shared a photo of their daughter holding an ultrasound picture. “We’re having another baby and couldn’t be happier,” the California native captioned the picture.Scroll down to see photos of Reilly and Villegas’ newborn son. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Training for renters was organized by the tourist boards of inner Istria

first_imgIn the school-city sports hall in Pazin, which was filled to the last seat, on Thursday, February 15, an education program was held for the renters of their area organized by the tourist boards of Buzet, Kanfanar, Motovun, Svetvincenat, central Istria, Vižinada and Žminj.Over 230 interested renters participated in education that included interesting, current and useful topics in the field of tourism, and all with the aim of better preparation for the upcoming season and incentives for landlords to improve and raise the quality of their offer and communication with guests.The training program began with a lecture Marinele Dropulić Ružić which presented and detailed four psychological profiles of tourists, that is, ways to adapt to each of them through communication. In the lecture “Your guests – apostles or mercenaries” the participants of the training were able to learn how to achieve the satisfaction and loyalty of the guest, which are the two most important features that landlords should strive to achieve with their tourists.A presentation followed Marin Matejčić from the Public Open University in Pazin who spoke of pools, ie types of swimming pools, costs and methods of maintenance and terms of return on investment in the construction of the pool, and then presentation of the company Eurokonzalting on current public calls which are available to renters to co-finance tourism activities. Special emphasis was placed on the recently published public call for family farms that encourage non-agricultural activities, including tourism.The lecture he gave was especially interesting Nedo Pinezić, and on the topic trends in family accommodation. Visibly motivated participants were able to hear in which direction the family accommodation is developing and how to adapt to the upcoming changes and needs of the modern tourist.They are in the hall lobby all the time Producers, family farms and craftsmen from the area of ​​tourist boards who organized trainings also presented their products and activities. so the renters had the opportunity to see first hand what additional facilities, services and products they can offer to their guests.Education was free for renters, and the extremely large response of renters is another proof of the increasingly strong positioning of places from the interior of Istria on the tourist market, but also the desire of private renters to improve, learn and raise the quality of their business.Related news:5th REGIONAL FAMILY ACCOMMODATION FORUM OF ISTRIA COUNTY HELDISTRIA COUNTY AWARDS FIRST 11 CERTIFICATES FOR MARKING ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONlast_img read more

Who has to pay for any house damage caused by Debbie?

first_imgHamilton Island damage after Cyclone Debbie. Photographer: Liam Kidston.AS the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is felt across North Queensland, many who are in the middle of the sale or purchase of property may be wondering: What happens if the cyclone damages the house? Does the sale still go ahead and who pays for the damage?According to the standard terms of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland Contract of Sale, risk transfers to the buyer at 5pm on the next business day. So, if the contract was signed at 2pm on Monday, March 27, the risk transfers to the buyer at 5pm on Tuesday, March 28. If the contract is signed on a Saturday, the risk is transferred at 5pm on the following Monday. “When we say “risk transfers to the buyer” we mean that risk of damage to the property moves from the seller to the buyer, and thus the responsibility for repairs,” says REIQ Townsville Zone Chair, Damien Keyes.“Having said this, the seller still has an obligation to maintain the property right up until settlement. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“So, as a buyer, when you have been advised that your offer has been accepted and signed by the seller it is prudent to arrange your insurance for the new property immediately. “This is a simple process and can usually be handled over the phone with your insurance company.”But what happens if, after your sale contract has gone unconditional, but not yet settled, and the property becomes severely damaged or destroyed by a cyclone or other disaster? “In very limited circumstances under section 64 of the Property Law Act when a residential property is deemed unfit for human habitation there is a provision to potentially terminate the sale contract,” Mr Keyes said.“The buyer must give the appropriate notice to the seller and can potentially do so without penalty and may have all deposits refunded. Be aware, however, that these circumstances are extremely rare. “There is no automatic right to pull out of a contract because the property is damaged or affected by flooding or cyclone after the contract is entered into. “Given the legal complexities involved, buyers and sellers should seek legal advice to determine their rights and responsibilities. “In the event the property is damaged and not destroyed and the buyer elects to proceed with the sale it may delay settlement occurring in the previously agreed time frame while the buyer’s insurers assess the claim and then carry out the repairs, or the parties may agree to settle and carry out the repairs after the fact.”last_img read more

Why wearing facemask in public makes sense

first_imgIn Western Visayas, the provincial governments of Iloilo,Guimaras and Negros Occidental and the cities of Bacolod and Iloilo have mademandatory the wearing of facemask in public through either provincialordinances or executive orders of city mayors. ILOILO City – Wearing a facemask in public is the mostsensible thing to do at this time when nobody can be certain if they arecarrying the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Some people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic (not showingsymptoms), Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya of the Department of Interior and Local Governmentpointed out during a teleconference with Western Visayas journalists. similar forms, he added. In Iloilo City, Mayor Jerry Treñas said facemask coveringthe nose and mouth of the wearer prevents droplets expelled when coughing orsneezing from infecting others. He thus urged all local government units (LGUs) – provinces,cities and municipalities – to have ordinances making the wearing of facemaskin public mandatory. mask.”center_img “Hindi po natin sinasabi na kailangan bilhin nila satindahan ang facemask. It can be improvised, do-it-yourself. Ang importantemayroong facemask,” said Malaya. Not wearing facemask in public places is now an offense in Iloilo city and province. Facemask covering the nose and mouth of the wearer prevents droplets expelled when coughing or sneezing from infecting others, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN LGUs having ordinances on the mandatory use of facemask willprovide another legal basis in the government’s effort to contain COVID-19,Malaya added. The facemask could be but not necessarily limited to clothmasks, surgical masks and other Violators of his facemask executive order “shall be requiredto go home or to secure a face They may also be slapped with sanctions such as but not limited to reprimand and/or the filing of appropriate charges pursuant to Republic Act 11332 (Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act) and other applicable laws./PNlast_img read more

CONGRESS URGED TO PROBE MORE: 13-hour brownout unacceptable amid pandemic – solons

first_img“Some big private investors seem to want to take over the power industry which may adversely affect small electric cooperatives in the country,” he added. “We need to protect electric cooperatives from being taken over by private investors branded as ‘electric coop killers’ that are only after profits and not the welfare of cooperative members and the cooperatives’ customers.” In a 10-page Urgent Motion for Inhibition filed recently, PECO moved for the inhibition of Iloilo Regional Trial Court presiding Judge Emerald Requina- Contreras, claiming she showed preferential treatment to MORE Power in several instances, thereby rendering doubt to her independence and impartiality.  On the other hand, Rep. Presley De Jesus of the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association noted that the nation’s power supply is enough right now due to the decreased commercial use of electricity. When asked about the unusually long brownouts in Iloilo City, he responded with dismay.  He added: “Kung umasa lang sila sa MORE Power sa ngayon na wala pang kumpletong facilities, talagang hindi maiwasan na magkaroon ng mga brownouts sa Iloilo City.” In the history of the Philippine power sector, according to Lagon, it is the first time that the power distribution facilities of a private company has been forcibly taken by another private entity armed only with a public utility franchise issued by Congress. In House Resolution No. 785, Rep. Sonny Lagon of Ako Bisaya party-list urged Congress to probe “the status of the distribution of electricity in Iloilo City to ensure that power distribution will not cease and that the people of Iloilo will not be affected.” “A 13-hour brownout is not acceptable, especially since we are in a crisis ngayon,” he said. MORE Power had promised the congressional franchise committee in late 2018 that it would procure a mobile substation. To date, it still has not installed one. Representative Lagon said, “There is a need for the House of Representatives to look into this to ensure that the supply of electricity in Iloilo City will not be affected and that the people of Iloilo City shall not suffer because of the legal battle between the two distribution utilities.” “Ang concern ko lang talaga is ‘yung mga consumers ng Iloilo. Sana hindi sila ma-apektuhan, lalo na ngayong pandemic. Ang problema talaga is ‘yung mga long brownouts na nangyayari,” said Lagon on May 22 in a virtual Kapihan ng Samahang Plaridel. ILOILO City – Brownouts bugging power consumers here following MORE Electric and Power Corp.’s (MORE Power) takeover of Panay Electric Co.’s (PECO) power distribution facilities have prompted certain legislators to call for a congressional investigation. The brownouts in Iloilo City could have been averted through the installation of a mobile substation, according to experts. “Before kasi, noong si PECO nag-operate diyan, hindi naman talaga na-experience ng mga tao ng Iloilo City ang mga ganitong brownouts,” said Lagon. He then pointed out MORE Power’s lack of proper facilities. By preference, Congress granted a 25-year franchise to MORE Power. The subsequent writ of possession and operating license granted to it by authorities warranted the takeover by MORE Power of the electricity distribution in Iloilo City even without putting up its own facilities, besides its apparent lack of track record and technical expertise in operating a power distribution system. As noted by industry sources, this should have been a key requirement because power distribution is a business imbued with public interest. The most recent (May 17) power interruption was the 13-hour brownout due to maintenance work at a substation undertaken by MORE Power – an activity done in the peak of a summer month and while the country is at the height of battling a pandemic and people are required to stay at home.  Representative Lagon sought an immediate investigation in aid of legislation “to ensure that the people of Iloilo City shall not suffer, and that electricity shall continue to be distributed to them despite the legal battle between PECO and MORE, and to come out with the necessary legislation for this purpose.” PECO asserts that the assets being used for electricity distribution in Iloilo City remains under its rightful ownership even if its franchise expired in January 2019. The 13-hour brownout on May 17 was done in a substation that mostly services residential power consumers. With the scorching summer heat and the pandemic forcing Ilonggos to stay in their homes, people were forced to suffer during the preventive maintenance. “Dumaan naman sa due process pero sabihin na nating hilaw,” stressed Lagon. Before this, there were other reported electricity service interruptions that inconvenienced Iloilo City consumers in March and April. The Motion for Inhibition, included a prayer for the suspension of proceedings until this motion is resolved, is pending in the court./PNlast_img read more