OVL plans to drill additional wells to explore the other plays in the block. (Credit: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.) India’s ONGC Videsh (OVL) has announced a significant oil discovery in its onshore block CPO-5 in Llanos Basin, Colombia.The block CPO-5 is operated by OVL with a 70% stake along with its Partner Geopark, an independent oil and gas company focussed in Latin America, with a 30% stake.Covering an area of 1,992km2, CPO-5 is a large onland block that is said to offer multiplay exploratory and appraisal opportunities.The discovery has been made following the drilling of Indico-2 well in the block.Spudded in September, the well reached the target depth of 10,925ft and lies approximately 0.9km northwest of the well Indico-1 in subsurface.Indico-2 well encountered net pay of 147ftThe well has encountered a net pay of 147ft in the LS-3 reservoir of Une Formation (Cretaceous), marking OVL’s fourth commercial find in the block.OVL said that the well “during initial testing produced oil of 35.2 degrees API in commercial quantity @ 6,300 BOPD, with negligible BSW of 0.11%.”In December 2018, the company discovered light oil in the first well Indico-1X in the Indico field.OVL plans to drill additional wells to explore the other plays in the block in the near future.Additional 3D Seismic data is also carried out by the company to map more drillable prospects in the other sectors of the block.Currently, OVL holds participating interest in seven exploratory blocks in addition to two producing blocks with 50% stake in joint venture company, Mansarovar Energy Colombia (MECL).It is a wholly-owned subsidiary and the overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the National Oil Company of India.In October, ONGC secured seven exploration blocks in a licencing round in India.The Indian government had offered 11 oil and gas blocks for exploration and production in the fifth bid of the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OLAP). The discovery is OVL’s fourth commercial find in the block that covers an area of 1,992km2
Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon, US Navy Sign USD 57.8 Million Contract View post tag: 57.8 Mln View post tag: contract Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: Naval Raytheon, US Navy Sign USD 57.8 Million Contract May 21, 2012 Industry news View post tag: USD View post tag: sign View post tag: U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a contract totaling $57.8 million to overhaul and upgrade nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, and manufacture two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems. The agreement also includes the purchase of 20 radar upgrade kits.“Raytheon tailors our ship self-defense systems to meet our customers’ requirements,” said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Naval Weapon Systems product line. “Phalanx and SeaRAM are layered defense solutions that lead the world in scalable technology, while providing unparalleled protection.”Close-in Defense SolutionsPhalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated all other ship defense systems. More than 890 systems have been built and deployed in the navies of 25 nations.Intended to enlarge Phalanx’s keep-out range against evolving anti-ship missiles, rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and other threats, SeaRAM uses advanced Phalanx Block 1B sensors and replaces the gun with an 11-round Rolling Airframe Missile guide. SeaRAM is aboard the USS Independence (LCS 2) and USS Coronado (LCS 4), and will soon be in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 21, 2012 View post tag: News by topic
View post tag: Patrolling View post tag: Ukrainian View post tag: joins View post tag: Defence View post tag: ship Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Ukrainian Navy Ship Completes Patrolling, Joins EU Navfor View post tag: Defense View post tag: EU View post tag: Naval January 6, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: completes View post tag: NAVFOR View post tag: News by topic Ukrainian Navy Ship Completes Patrolling, Joins EU Navfor UKRAINIAN NAVY SHIP HETMAN SAHAYDACHNYIThe Ukrainian Navy ship, Hetman Sahaidachnyi, has returned to the port of Djibouti having completed its sixth patrolling and presence in the Ocean Shield operation.The ship ensured navigation security in the Gulf of Aden from October 12, 2013 through January 2, 2014.Hetman Sahaidachnyi spent 47 days patrolling the Gulf, investigated 10 suspicious ships and completed 14 friendly approaches to local fishermen.The ship joined EU Navfor on January 3rd, as part of Operation Atalanta.EU Navfor mission Atalanta aims to protect the World Food Programme (WFP) ships delivering aid to displaced persons in Somalia, and ensure safety of AMISOM shipping. The ships within the mission operate in the South Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and a large part of the Indian Ocean, including the Seychelles.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 06, 2014; Image: Ukrainian Navy
March 10, 2017 View post tag: Colombian Navy Authorities Share this article View post tag: PES frigate French shipbuilder opens Colombia office in bid for new frigate contract Back to overview,Home naval-today French shipbuilder opens Colombia office in bid for new frigate contract View post tag: DCNS French shipbuilder DCNS opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia, hoping to bolster its chances in securing work on the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition programme.Under the programme, Colombia plans to acquire four frigates to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024.Olivier Michel, DCNS Latin America Vice President, opened the representative office in Bogota, on Wednesday, March 8.This inauguration will be followed by DCNS participation in Colombiamar, the Colombian naval defense exhibition which will be held in Cartagena March 15-17.“With our new representative office in Bogota, DCNS is keen to be part of a strategic partnership with Colombia and its local industry,” Olivier Michel said.“Thanks to its long and fruitful experience in cooperation and its expertise in systems integration and technology transfer, DCNS intends to bring technology and added-value know-how contributing to development and sovereignty of Colombia in naval defense field. DCNS is proud to already have a successful experience in Colombia with the Colombian navy through the Padilla frigates modernization program.”Between 2009 and 2013, DCNS completed the maintenance and upgrading of the Almirante Padilla-class frigates.The French shipbuilder is proposing its new 4,000t [email protected] frigate. [email protected] is the export version of the French Navy’s new FTI (Fregate de Taille Intermediaire) medium-size frigate, which will be equipped for anti-submarine warfare with widened self-defence and commando-projection capacities.Another offer for the Colombian frigates is coming from UK’s BMT Defence Services who joined forces with Saab to offer the Venator-110 frigate design.The Venator-110 is a 117-meter design that can come in three versions: light frigate, patrol frigate and a patrol ship, responding to individual requirements and budgets, as BMT says.
The Terrorism Act 2000 could be used by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) against extreme animal rights activists and organizations. The Terrorism Act made it illegal for certain terrorist groups to operate in the UK and extended prescription to include international terrorist groups. It is possible for an extreme animal rights organization to be added to the list of outlawed groups. A spokesperson from the Home Office said, “If the Security Service presents the Home Office with a body of evidence which suggests that an organization is a terrorist organization, the Home Office will definitely look into the matter.”The Home Office spokesperson said, “Terrorism, as defined in the Terrorism Act 2000, is the use of threat or action designed to influence the government, to intimidate the public or a section of it, in order to advance a political, religious, or ideological cause.”He added, “The interpretation of the Act lies entirely with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service. They can decide whether to pursue the actions of animal rights activists under other legislations or Terrorism Act 2000.” The Terrorism Act also gave the police greater powers to help prevent and investigate terrorism, including wider stop and search powers and the power to detain suspects after arrest for up to seven days. Further, a list of new offences were introduced allowing police to arrest individuals suspected of inciting terrorist acts, seeking or providing training for terrorist purposes at home or overseas and providing instruction or training in the use of firearms, explosives or chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. Much animal rights extremist activity is covered by criminal law. The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 could also be employed to charge extreme animal rights activists. The spokesperson from the Home Office said, “Legally speaking, the Terrorism Act 2000 is a perfectly feasible legislation to use against animal rights extremism. Whether to use it or not is a matter for the police and the CPS to decide.” A University spokesperson said, “The nature of any charges, if and when any individuals are apprehended, is a matter for the Crown Prosecution Service. The University has no doubt that the CPS will have in mind all possibilities and that any charges preferred will reflect the gravity of the offences concerned.” A spokesperson from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said, “We will select the appropriate charge from a whole raft of legislations that best reflects the evidence brought to us by the police.”ARCHIVE: 1st week MT 2005
New Ocean City Pops conductor Vince Lee. (Photo courtesy of Vince Lee) By TIM KELLYVince Lee says he has “one foot fully planted in popular music, the other one fully planted in classical.”Which, among other attributes, makes Lee a great choice to lead the Ocean City Pops Orchestra as its new permanent conductor.The city recently tapped Lee, who has already led the Pops several times as a guest conductor, following a two-year search process.He makes his debut May 9 in a show featuring “America’s Got Talent” reality TV star Jackie EvanchoLee’s hire as permanent maestro seems a great fit for an organization with a history of merging genres, and for a diverse audience of sophisticated aficionados blended with seasonal visitors looking for something to do on a vacation night.Though the Cincinnati, Ohio, native’s knowledge of the Pops is intimate and he’s rapidly becoming familiar with all Ocean City has to offer, it was clearly a case of love at first sight on his first visit to the resort.“I distinctly remember parking the car and walking to the Music Pier, taking everything in,” he said. “The town is beautiful; the people are open and very friendly. Having its own Music Pier is a real advantage. Most places don’t have anything like that.”That first impression, and his first guest-conducting gig in August 2018, for a show titled “The Best of Opera to Broadway,” only reinforced the positive vibes from Lee’s earliest knowledge of the Pops.“One of the first things I did was look at previous seasons’ programs,” he said, “and I was very excited to see such a diverse range of concerts.”Lee was also struck by the history of the orchestra, thought to be the oldest in New Jersey, the Music Pier facility, and the fact that the Pops are one of only a few orchestras in the nation run by a city government.“It’s a very, very unique (organizational structure). Everything about it appealed to me,” he said.The Ocean City Music Pier, home of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra for 90 years.The feeling appears to be mutual.“(Lee’s) talent and credentials as a conductor are unquestionable,” Mayor Jay Gillian said in announcing the appointment.It all began for Lee as a little boy when he began tapping out notes on the family piano.“Every day, when I was being driven to school, we would pass a music store with a sign advertising piano lessons,” Lee recalled.One day prior to turning five years old, his mother asked Vince what he wanted for his birthday.“Without hesitation, I told her that I wanted piano lessons,” he said.That led to a lifetime interest in all genres of music and an interest in conducting. He was chosen to make his conducting debut by leading the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age 13.Since then, the credits have grown to include conducting stints the world over, including the New York Youth Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Union City Orchestra and, of course, the Philadelphia Orchestra.Ocean City stands out as an orchestra in its own right, Lee says.“The tradition is marvelous. The Pops are an important part of Ocean City history. The fact that this orchestra has been here for 90 years is something special,” he pointed out.Another key aspect: The Pops’ musical holdings, or pieces of music and arrangements for orchestral performances.“The Dallas Symphony, a $40 million organization, has between 500 and 600. Most orchestras have 1,300 holdings or less. Ocean City has 3,000,” Lee explained.Many are “real gems, from the 1940s, arranged for small dance bands,” he said.Lee is in the process of cataloging them and said he would reach out to music publishing giant BMI in the hopes that some of the pieces do not exist anywhere else.In the meantime, Lee incorporated at least one of the old pieces into each of the concerts he has guest-conducted, and he plans to continue doing so moving forward.Vince Lee guest-conducted the Ocean City Pops several times before getting the full-time job. (Photo courtesy Vince Lee)Lee said the 2020 Pops program will soon be released and that fans new and old should look forward to some outstanding performances.“I always like to start with great music,” he said. “That might be subjective, but I try to start with music that is widely accepted as great. If you’re asking an audience to try something new, you want to start out with the very best from that particular genre.”The initial concert with Evancho “is a great way to kick off our season,” he said.“People love her, especially in Ocean City,” he said of the classical-pop crossover star, who is just 19 years old.He also added a special message to non-season ticket holders and people who’ve not yet taken the Ocean City Pops plunge.“If you haven’t been with us, or haven’t been for a while, this is the year to do so,” he said. “We have some outstanding concerts lined up.”
Source: Doughnut TimeWith Valentine’s Day fast approaching, bakers and retailers are rolling out an array of decadent bakes to tug at consumer’s heartstrings. Krispy Kreme, Costa Coffee and Ole & Steen are among those to launch new products, including heart-shaped doughnuts, toasties for two, and dreamy Danish buns.Gü, Fatherson Bakery and Waitrose have already revealed their plans for Valentine’s Day as they look to tap into trends such as letterbox gifting, bitesize treats and online shopping.Here’s our pick of the latest Valentine’s bakery NPD: Source: Costa CoffeeCosta CoffeeCosta Coffee has launched a limited-edition Heinz Beanz & Cheese Sharer Toastie.Filled with Heinz Beanz and mature Cheddar cheese, the ‘love-themed’ toastie comes wrapped in a toastie sharing box.Couples can access the toastie from either side at the same time, like the famous pasta scene in Disney movie Lady and the Tramp, it said.The launch comes after the coffee shop’s survey revealed that one in five of respondents made it clear that right now the nation would prefer the simple comfort of cheese and beans over gourmet food this Valentine’s Day. Nearly half (44%) are willing to show their loved one how much they care by sharing their food.The sharing toastie will be available for a limited time only, exclusively via the Uber Eats app, from 12-14 February. They can be delivered direct to consumer’s doors.“With all of us staying home this February 14, we hope this limited-edition Heinz Beinz & Cheese Toastie ‘sharing box’ will hopefully bring light-hearted joy and romance to those who are really appreciating the little things in life,” said a Costa Coffee spokesperson. Source: Doughnut TimeDoughnut TimeDoughnut Time has rolled out an array of heart-shaped doughnuts to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.It includes:Berry Halliwell – it has a strawberry custard filling, strawberry and cream glaze, as well as a topping of white chocolate, strawberry curls and dried strawberriesMargot Heart-Throbbie – filled with Nutella, this doughnut is dipped in a chocolate glaze, drizzled with milk chocolate and topped with Mini OreosLuna Lovegood – a vegan doughnut, it is filled with sticky jam, dipped in vanilla glaze and dusted with Valentine’s sprinklesDemi Love-ato – filled with and dipped in rich chocolate ganache, it is drizzled with vegan chocolate and sprinkled with love hearts.Consumers can order online now for nationwide home delivery. Source: Ole & SteenOle & SteenFastelavn is here – that’s a Danish food festival celebrated each February.In an ode to the Danes, Ole & Steen has launched a Raspberry Festival Bun (£3.95/each). The sweet dough bun is filled with tart raspberry cream and chocolate mousse. It is also topped with raspberry mousse and freeze-dried raspberries.For those feeling the love, the Valentine’s Chocolate Muffins (£2.95) feature creamy chocolate frosting and sugar hearts. Source: Cutter & SquidgeCutter & SquidgeLondon-based Cutter & Squidge has rolled out a new range of Valentine’s cakes.Consumers can try the Valentine’s Day Vegan Biscoff Cake (£29.90), made up of a Biscoff sponge layered with a smooth Biscoff buttercream and Biscoff spread. Crunchy Biscoff pieces, flower petals, sugar hearts and a raspberry & strawberry crumb complete the treat.The Valentine’s Day Mini Brownie Box (£13.90) contains three brownie variants – Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Brownie Bites, Millionaire Mini Brownie Bites and White Chocolate Brownie Bites.For something a little bit different, couples can dig into the Yuzu Mango Cake (£24.50). The yuzu-infused sponge comprises mango compote, yuzu buttercream, custard, crispy pearls and a digestive crumb. It is adorned with a crown of rose petals, freeze-dried raspberries and coconut flakes. Source: Krispy KremeKrispy KremeKrispy Kreme has partnered with Swizzels Love Hearts to kick off Valentine’s Day.Called the Krispy Kreme Love Hearts, the heart-shaped doughnuts are emblazoned with 12 different messages, including ‘My hero’, ‘BFF’, ‘I love you’ and ‘Happy.’The limited-edition doughnuts (£2.25/each) come in four flavours: green with a chocolate kreme filling; pink with a strawberry & sherbet kreme filling; yellow with a lemon & sherbet kreme filling; and purple with a sherbet kreme filling.“We know this last year has been tough for everyone. It’s never been so important to help brighten the days of a loved ones and create moments of happiness – which is why we are so excited to bring you the new Love Hearts range,” said Louise Direito, head of innovation at Krispy Kreme UK.
Load remaining images Widespread Panic brought a stellar show to the Palace Theater in Louisville, KY this past Saturday, February 20th along with newest member Duane Trucks. The band rocked the historic venue with fans singing along and rocking out to hits like “Diner,” “Tall Boy,” and “Up All Night.” A jammed out “Driving Song > Airplane > Driving Song” during the lengthy first set was played for the first time, in that sequence, since 7/17/07.Check out photos from the memorable evening, by John Miller, below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Louisville Palace Theater, Louisville, KY – 2/20/16Set One: C. Brown, Old Neighborhood, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Send Your Mind, Happy, Diner > Disco > Tall Boy, Driving Song > Airplane > Driving Song, Up All Night, Ribs And WhiskeySet Two: Thought Sausage, Love Tractor > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > Visiting Day, Impossible Jam > Cease Fire, Blue Indian, Barstools And Dreamers, Action ManEncore: Trouble, Angels Don’t Sing the Blues > Henry Parsons Died
If you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, comment below or tweet Matt using #BakersHalfDozen.Not all tech needs to be overly complex. Occam’s Razor suggests the simpler solution is often the best solution, but it’s not always that easy. We also ponder why farmers don’t discuss edge computing and what flaws need to be addressed with our Machine Learning and AI projects. Finally, do you catch yourself waving at the end of each Zoom call? If you’re nodding yes, it’s probably because of the first thing you learned to do as an infant. We explain all this and more, on episode 15 of Baker’s Half Dozen… with Matt Baker!Episode 15 Show Notes: Item 1: COVID19 mask detection systemItem 2: You say Tractor; I say Edge computing.Item 3: Your tools may be inefficient.Item 4: GPT-2 is a powerful prediction engine.Item 5: Examining ML preexisting racial biases.Item 6: Did we reach our computational limits?Item 6.5: Buh-Bye!
Thursday will be Saint Mary’s third annual symposium, an event featuring research and showcasing creative works completed by students and faculty.Senior Mary Coleman, representing the Humanistic Studies department, will be on the visualization panel presenting on a medieval castle in Italy, which has the largest collection of Arthurian frescoes in the world. “I have been working on this project since the beginning on March. I developed the larger project out of a paper I wrote my one of my Humanistic Studies classes,” Coleman said. “Professor Ambrose in humanistic studies has been instrumental. She encouraged me to apply for symposium and develop this project beyond a paper.”Hope Marinkovich, a senior representing the art department, will be involved with the poster segment of the symposium.“My poster will explain the concept behind my senior comprehensive art show, which focused on upcycling and how a mindful treatment of textiles can bring us to a greater understanding (An enlightenment, even!) of our actions as humans and how they/we connect to the natural world,” Marinkovich said in an email. “At the symposium, I will also be experimenting with a performance piece, in which I will invite anyone present at the symposium to weave a circle with me and create a collaborative work with members of the Saint Mary’s community. It will serve as a demonstration of the necessity of working together with others to literally build this circular structure and metaphorically keep the upcycling movement going as a group effort.” Marinkovich has been working towards the symposium for a month, but her senior comprehensive project began way back in October of last fall “with brainstorming, finding resources, experimenting with the textiles and envisioning what [her] show would look like.”Instrumental to Marinovich’s symposium project was the support of professors Krista Hoefle, Julie Tourtillotte and Ian Weaver, she said.“[They] have not only given me their time and advice in guiding my senior comprehensive project, but have been supportive every step of the way, inspiring me with their kindness, passion, books and tea to help make this project a success,” Marinovich said.Saint Mary’s students will be given the day off to attend the symposium.“I think it is beneficial for all students to show up to the symposium, because these are research projects designed and conducted by your peers. They are interesting and diverse projects focusing on topics that are important to the students of this generation,” Marinkovich said. “Simply showing up to the symposium communicates a nonverbal message that you care about learning something new that is pertinent and important in this day and age.”Tags: Art Department, humanistic studies, Saint Mary’s College, saint mary’s symposium