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Frontera reports oil and gas discovery in Colombia

first_imgFrontera has also recently spud the Asai-1 exploration well on the Guama block in the Lower Magdalena Valley, Colombia Frontera has also recently spud the Asai-1 exploration well (Credit: Pixabay/skeeze) Frontera Energy, in an exploration joint venture with Parex Resources, has made oil and gas discovery in Colombia.The discovery was made in the VIM-1 block, in which Frontera and Parex own 50% stake each, in the Lower Magdalena Valley, Colombia.Drilled to a depth of 11,680 feet, the La Belleza-1 exploration well on the VIM-1 block encountered a total of 179 feet of potential hydrocarbon bearing reservoir in the Cienaga De Oro formation.Frontera chief executive officer Richard Herbert said: “We are excited that the first well with our partner Parex in the Lower Magdalena Valley has been a success. Testing results from the La Belleza-1 well on the VIM-1 block are very encouraging, especially given the limited capacity of the testing equipment on site.“The well’s combination of light oil and natural gas complements our overall portfolio mix of light and heavy crudes and our strategic goal to increase the portion of natural gas in our production profile. We recently started the drilling of the Asai-1 exploration well on the Guama block, also in the Lower Magdalena Valley where we are targeting liquids and natural gas.”Frontera, Parex assessing options to drill one or two additional delineation wellsThe companies has halted the drilling operations to facilitate testing of the open-hole section. Following the testing under natural flowing conditions and over a 328-hour period, the well produced 32,728bbls of API oil, 147mmcf of natural gas and 3,996 barrels of water.The company intends to conduct flow testing at the well for one more week, followed by an extended 30 day pressure buildup period to obtain additional information on the final reservoir pressure.The joint venture partners are assessing options to drill one or two additional delineation wells in the second half of 2020 from the existing La Belleza well pad.In addition, Frontera has also recently spud the Asai-1 exploration well on the Guama block in the Lower Magdalena Valley.Herbert added: “Over the course of 2020 and beyond, Frontera will look to increase its natural gas production in the Lower Magdalena Valley where we have excess gas processing capacity at the La Creciente field.“It is encouraging to start 2020 with exploration success, as we are targeting significant high impact exploration activities in Colombia, Ecuador and Guyana this year.”In July last year, Frontera bagged the onshore VIM-22 block in the Lower Magdalena Valley region during the Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) bid round.last_img read more

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Press release: Green light for £1 billion trans-Pennine transformation

first_imgThe consultation will also offer opportunities to find out details about how each option will balance local access needs with the needs of trans-Pennine traffic, while also catering for slow moving vehicles such as farm traffic, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.Transport for the North’s Major Roads Director, Peter Molyneux, said: Today’s consultation launch sets out the ideas for each of the remaining section of single carriageway. They include: The A66 is both a nationally important road, linking Penrith in Cumbria with Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire and a key regional route. It is a hugely important route for freight traffic across the United Kingdom and as the main link to the Lake District and North Pennines to the East of England.Upgrading the A66 route will provide enormous benefits to people living locally but will also change the way people travel round the UK, improving connections from Scotland to the east coast of England and Belfast’s port traffic, via Stranrear, onwards to ports including Hull and Felixstowe.Highways England is now developing plans to fully dual the remaining single carriageway sections of the A66, which total 18 miles of the 50 mile route and this is the first opportunity for members of the public to get involved.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: We are investing a record £13 billion to improve journeys across the North of England. Dualling the A66 will not only mean drivers’ journeys are quicker, safer and more reliable across the Pennines, but is part of our pledge to ensure that the business opportunities of the Northern Powerhouse spread out from the great cities of the North of England to every city, town and rural community from the Midlands to the Scottish Lowlands. Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan said: Allowing through traffic from the M6 or the north east to bypass congested Kemplay Bank Roundabout Dualling the existing three mile section between Penrith and Temple Sowerby including a new junction arrangement for Center Parcs at the western end and an optional short bypass to avoid High Barn at the eastern end A new bypass north or south of Kirkby Thore and north of Crackenthorpe – following the route of the old railway line or the old Roman road Providing an upgrade of the five mile single carriageway between Appleby and Brough – freeing up the existing A66 for local access-only traffic as well as walkers, cyclists and horse riders Re-designing and improving the junction with the A67 at Bowes to allow full westbound and eastbound access and exit to and from a newly dualled 1.9 mile section of the single carriageway Dualling the existing road between Cross Lane and Rookley with options for a short bypass of St Mary’s Church and Old Rectory at the eastern end of the 1.8 mile section Similarly, dualling the existing four mile section between Stephen Bank and Carkin Moor but with three different options, including short bypasses – for the eastern end The A66 connects businesses, communities and families across the north of England, and this highly anticipated upgrade is great news for the local, and regional economies and will improve the national road network. We’re pleased to be going out to the local community to consult on the options for the scheme. I would like to thank all our local partners who have supported us to get the project to this stage and I would encourage everyone with an interest in the scheme to get involved with this consultation. We welcome the launch of this consultation on options for dualling the remaining sections of the single carriageway of the A66, linking the M6 and the A1(M). This will improve east/west connectivity on this vitally important route, which will enable economic growth and improved opportunities across the north. More information about the project, including consultation events and a sign-up link for regular email updates, is available on our A66 Northern Trans-Pennine scheme page.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

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ShareGrid Acquires BorrowFox in Plan to Expand to United Kingdom

first_imgThe U.S.-based ShareGrid will absorb the peer-to-peer equipment sharing company BorrowFox, and expand ShareGrid into the UK in 2020.In many ways, peer-to-peer marketplace companies have revolutionized a stale equipment industry that was largely based on buying and selling rather than renting, borrowing, or sharing.The U.S.-based company ShareGrid is one of the world’s leaders in marketplace sharing, buying, and selling film and photography equipment. The company quickly established itself as a solid option for filmmakers to make money off of their video (and photo) equipment that would otherwise be sitting dormant between projects.The U.K.-based BorrowFox operated in a similar peer-to-peer model and is one of the most-used brands in the United Kingdom. ShareGrid’s acquisition promises to launch a ShareGrid UK sometime in 2020 as part of an international expansion strategy. This strategy is expected to increase ShareGrid’s world marketplace to over 100,000 users and more than $1 billion (US) of film and camera equipment worldwide.What Is ShareGrid?ShareGrid Founders Brent Barbano, Marius Ciocirlan and Arash Shiva (via ShareGrid).If you aren’t familiar with ShareGrid, you should be. Whether you’re on the renting side of the industry and looking to gear up for a short film or corporate video project, peer-to-peer companies like ShareGrid are often much more affordable options to consider. And not just because of price, they also offer robust insurance packages and coverages to help protect you from unforeseen damages.Here’s a great article on how peer-to-peer marketplace companies like ShareGrid work, as well as the benefits of using one as a modern filmmaker or video professional, including:Maximizing your incomeLetting your investments work for youReclaiming your timeStaying for the communityOn ShareGrid alone you can get any manner of gear for the following:Cinema camerasCinema lensesStill lensesStill & hybrid camerasLighting and electricCamera support and rigsAudio equipmentG&E packagesDronesWhat is BorrowFox?Image via BorrowFox.BorrowFox has also proven to be a popular option for film and video professionals in the UK with their similar peer-to-peer equipment sharing offering. Speaking of the acquisition, Co-Founder and CEO of BorrowFox Arthur Pierse says:“We’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into creating and growing the BorrowFox platform in the UK over the last few years, constantly refining and improving the service to meet the growing needs of our passionate creative community. It’s exciting to know that our users will soon receive an expanded service from ShareGrid, having access to an even wider offering of film and camera equipment and joining a global community of talented creatives. Much like BorrowFox, ShareGrid offers affordable and immediate access to high-end equipment, and also includes innovative features such as custom quotations, a buy-and-sell marketplace, instant insurance, automated fraud monitoring, sophisticated ID checks, and dedicated customer support.”He goes on to cite stats that many of the BorrowFox users have reported earning “£3,000 to £5,000 a month from their idle equipment.” The company has remained focused on helping and supporting a growing community of passionate creatives and talented videographers, filmmakers, and video professionals in the UK.What Does This Mean for the Future?Image via ShareGrid.For filmmakers in the U.S., the U.K., and abroad, this is overall good news for the increased reach and resources of the peer-to-peer marketplace. ShareGrid plans to expand its inventory with cameras, gear, and equipment for both individuals and rental houses in the UK. If you live in the U.K., you should expect a greater range of options and hopefully a reduced price as options increase.Whether you’ve used peer-to-peer in the past, or a fan of it or not, the ShareGrid model is expanding rapidly for a reason. Few video professionals who have invested thousands of dollars in equipment are not going to be open to the idea of finding additional revenue streams. That’s in addition to helping out fellow creative collaborators with the backing, infrastructure, community (and insurance) of companies like ShareGrid.ShareGrid is expected to launch in the UK in 2020. You can follow BorrowFox’s website in the meantime for news and updates.Cover image via ShareGrid.For more industry news, tips and tricks, check out some of these articles below.215 Free Motion Graphics, Sound Textures, Social Designs, and MoreMassive Updates to the BMPCC4K Are Finally HereMeet the Pocket-Sized, Versatile Aputure MC Film Light5 Tips to Maximize the iPhone 11’s Filmmaking CapabilitiesFinding Perfect Music Is Easier and Faster with PremiumBeatlast_img read more

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Damian Lewis is UNRECOGNIZABLE as he dons a fatsuit to play cracksmoking

first_img Login/Register With: DAMIAN LEWIS AS ROB FORD (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images, TheImageDirect.com) FIRST PHOTOS SURFACE FROM ROB FORD MOVIE SHOOT IN TORONTOSuave British actor Damian Lewis is in Toronto this week filming for his upcoming movie Run This Town, a political drama set against the backdrop of Rob Ford’s last year in office.Not a whole lot is known about the film just yet, but Lewis did reveal earlier this month that he’d be wearing prosthetics to portray Toronto’s famous late former mayor. READ MORE Twitter Advertisement Facebook Oh wow – Damian Lewis as Rob Ford – this is creepy as hell pic.twitter.com/eunGEEwBfQ— Gabriel Hurl (@gabehurl) April 24, 2018 Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Damian Lewis is UNRECOGNIZABLE as he dons a fat-suit to play crack-smoking former Toronto mayor Rob FordDamian Lewis has completely transformed to portray former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in his next film, ‘Run This Town’.On set in Toronto on Monday, the usually svelte British actor was utterly unrecognizable as he walked around in a fat suit and a thick layer of make-up and prosthetics. READ MOREBe the Damian Lewis halfway dressed to play Rob Ford you wish to see in the world pic.twitter.com/QVfJZezsxt— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) April 24, 2018Damian Lewis Is Unrecognizable as Rob Ford on Run This Town SetDamian Lewis, is that you? The Billions star was spotted on the set of his new film, Run This Town, in Toronto on Monday looking a little different than usual.In the snaps, Lewis shows off the drastic transformation he went through to play Toronto’s former mayor, Rob Ford. He is seen wearing heavy make-up and prosthetics as he walks down the street, quite a departure from the handsome Brit’s usual appearance.  READ MOREDAMIAN LEWIS – FIRST CRACK AT PLAYING ROB FORD … Nailed It!!!“Billions” star Damian Lewis looks totally unrecognizable on set, which is a good thing … because he’s playing Toronto’s former crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford.Lewis was spotted in character on the set of “Run This Town” in Toronto on Monday, after spending nearly 7 hours in makeup to transform into the disgraced ex-Mayor … and the resemblance is uncanny.  READ MORElast_img read more

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The NFC East Will Be An Ugly Magnificent Bloodbath As Usual

How will your favorite NFL team do this year? See all of our predictions for the 2016 season » To go with our 2016 NFL predictions, FiveThirtyEight is previewing each division. Here, we look at the perpetual disaster that is the NFC East. At this time last year, my colleague Walt Hickey and I mocked Washington’s chances of winning the NFC East. Oops. Defying the 4 percent division odds that our Elo ratings gave them in the preseason, the Suing Snyders won their final four regular-season games to capture one of the weakest divisions in recent memory (before promptly losing by 17 points in their first playoff game). The big question for 2016 is whether the team can capitalize again on the weakness of what Elo considers the NFC’s worst division and become the East’s first repeat winner since 2004.By most accounts, Washington had a productive offseason, adding All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman and using the franchise tag to re-sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a reasonable make-good deal. Now the team’s fortunes might hinge on whether Cousins can repeat a 2015 performance that was easily the best of his career. On the one hand, Cousins’s track record heading into last season was subpar at best. On the other, three of his four most similar passers last season were Drew Brees, Joe Montana and Jim Kelly. (The other was Jeff George.) If Cousins can prove that he belongs in the same paragraph as that trio, Washington could have a stranglehold on the East. But things are rarely so easy in this division. Elo ratings suggest that it’s the most wide open in all of football, with Washington holding by far the worst division odds (29 percent) of any division favorite in the NFL.1Also, the standard deviations of NFC East teams’ preseason Elo ratings and division winning percentages were the lowest of any division in football. At 27 percent, the Philadelphia Eagles are right behind Washington. The tumultuous reign of Chip Kelly is over — for better or for worse — and Philly regained some measure of normalcy in an offseason spent undoing many of Kelly’s personnel gaffes: GM Howie Roseman did a good job of rebuilding the franchise for the future, particularly with a recent trade that jettisoned maligned QB Sam Bradford for draft picks. But Roseman’s roster shuffling left rookie Carson Wentz as the team’s opening day starter. Without much of a safety net beneath Wentz on the depth chart, his inexperience could mean that Elo — which doesn’t directly account for personnel changes — is overrating the Eagles.If so, the New York Giants will be there to fill the void. They, too, will be operating under a new coach (for the first time since 2003). Ben McAdoo takes over a team that last year featured good special-teams play and an efficient passing offense led by Eli Manning. The 2015 Giants’ main problem was a leaky defense — third-worst in the NFL — and the team took steps in the offseason to address that flaw, though it didn’t come cheap. Manning is getting older but is still effective, so if those roster moves end up working on D, the Giants could ride a favorable schedule to their first division crown in five years.The Dallas Cowboys should also benefit from soft scheduling — Elo ranks their slate eighth-easiest in the NFL — but Tony Romo’s preseason injury might negate that edge. The Cowboys have been here before, pressing inadequate QBs into action with Romo on the sidelines. This time, they’re rolling with Dak Prescott, one of the lowest-drafted Week 1 rookie starters in NFL history. (The alternative is accomplished butt-fumbler Mark Sanchez.) And even if Dallas does somehow improve on last year’s dismal showing through the air, the team has holes on defense that were only partially addressed in the offseason. No. 4 overall draft pick Ezekiel Elliott may instantly run wild behind the Cowboys’ tremendous offensive line, but without Romo, the team may win even fewer than the seven games Elo projects for it.If we’ve learned one thing from this division in recent years, however, it’s to expect the unexpected. (Washington’s rise last season was the norm in a division that’s changed hands in each of the past 11 seasons.) The NFC East probably won’t be pretty in 2016, but it could once again be the most competitive division in the NFL.VIDEO: How one spurned Rams fan found a new team read more

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Illegal Boat Intercepted 115 Captured

first_img Related Items:haitian, illegal, marine police Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Mar 2015 – An interception in the wee hours of the morning by the Marine Police and Immigration Department brought in 97 males and 18 females – all from Haiti – who are now in the Detention Center. The Coastal Radar spotted the illegal sloop, had authorities alerted and by 1:30am the 115 Haitians were being tugged into the South Dock harbour by officers. Magnetic Media has learned that the capture went without violence; all 115 Haitians and Officers are on land safely. Thousands of Haitian mark Flag Day differently in TCI for 2016 Recommended for you Bahamas PM warns “Price Gouging is a criminal offense” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Haitian Flag 213 Years old nowlast_img read more

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TCI Hospital investigates tourist complaint

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 8, 2017 – Providenciales – An investigation is now launched into the informal complaint says TCI Hospitals in light of the TripAdvisor post by a guest who claims treatment lacked empathy at the facility after she was attacked by a robber while out jogging on Monday morning.PR Executive with the hospitals, Nikira John last night issued statement for the InterHealth Canada hospitals which said:  “TCI Hospital is aware of the unfortunate report posted via Trip Advisor by a robbery victim expressing dissatisfaction with the level of service provided at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. We value feedback from our patients to help us improve our service. Clinical staff members will be reminded to be more responsive to victims of crime as these types of cases escalate.”The hospital said it is prepared to put in place corrective measures for better service and apologized to woman for “the overall experience in Turks and Caicos Islands.”#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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San Diego County encourages residents to claim part of 380000 in refunds

first_imgSan Diego County encourages residents to claim part of $380,000 in refunds KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County residents have one week remaining to claim part of $380,000 in unclaimed money, the county’s treasurer-tax collector said Thursday.California law requires that county refunds left unclaimed for three years and property tax refunds left unclaimed for four years be turned over to the county’s general fund. County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister advised residents to inquire if they are owed one of the 1,503 refunds still remaining.“We call our peak tax collection times in December and April our `two seasons of giving,’ but now, we’re in our season of giving back,” McAllister said. “The deadline to claim this money is Sept. 7, so I encourage everyone to check the lists.”Residents have only claimed about $61,000 in refunds since the county announced in July it had a total of $441,000 to return, according to McAllister. The smallest refund available is $10 and the largest $22,720, owed to business and real estate group IME Holdings.Residents can visit the treasurer-tax collector’s website to search the database of refunds owed. Claimants can then email [email protected] or call (877) 829-4732 for further help.All claims can be emailed to [email protected], or claimants can call toll free at (877) 829-4732 for assistance. KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 6:41 PM Posted: September 4, 2018 September 4, 2018last_img
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Californias gas tax will lead to fourfigure costofliving increases for working families

first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018, Gas Tax FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom California’s gas tax will lead to four-figure cost-of-living increases for working families Posted: September 20, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California’s gas tax will lead to four-figure cost- of-living increases for working families, according to a new report released Thursday by a conservative think tank and the campaign to repeal the gas tax.The report says a two-car family will pay at least $1,500 annually in taxes if the gas tax remains law. A family of four could see annual tax increases of up to $800. It is with this in mind that former San Diego City Councilman and Yes on 6 Chairman Carl DeMaio will present the report at a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.“This report shows that the latest gas and car tax hikes are a crushing blow to working families and makes the strongest case for a Yes vote on Prop 6 to repeal the car and gas tax hikes,” DeMaio said.California Policy Center, the think tank that compiled the report, is generally active in efforts to reform pensions and education. The CPC noted that the tax increase almost negates the $935.58 that the average family spends on Christmas presents each year, according to the National Retail Federation.“Sacramento politicians are deceptively downplaying the true cost-of- living impact of their car and gas tax hikes, and this study shows just how painful those new taxes will be for working families,” said CPC President Will Swaim.State officials say the 12-cent tax on unleaded fuel — which rises to 19.5 cents per gallon in 2020 — and a 20-cent tax on diesel fuel will raise roughly $5 billion per year for transportation infrastructure improvements and repairs. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the gas tax bill into law in April 2017; the law went into effect in November 2017.On Monday, a group of San Diego public safety officers and local leaders rallied to oppose Proposition 6, which would repeal the taxes.“Here in San Diego, Prop 6 would eliminate more than $1.5 billion over the next 10 years in funds desperately needed to improve bridge and road safety, to relieve traffic congestion and fix potholes,” said Michael Quigley, executive director of the California Alliance for Jobs. “Prop 6 isn’t just bad for our bridges and roads — it threatens incomes for working families and small businesses, in San Diego and across California.”Recent data from a USC Dorsife/Los Angeles Times poll and an internal poll by the Yes on 6 campaign showed that 51 percent of registered voters want to repeal the gas tax but only 26 percent would vote yes on Proposition 6 strictly based off its title, “Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding.” KUSI Newsroom, September 20, 2018last_img read more

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