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Jazz Sign F Cavanaugh

first_imgAugust 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz Sign F Cavanaugh FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Jazz have agreed to a two-day deal with forward Tyler Cavanaugh.The second-year player suited up for Atlanta last season and averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 39 games.  He played collegiately at George Washington. Tags: Tyler Cavanaugh/Utah Jazz Robert Lovell Written bylast_img

US Energy Corp. announces agreement to acquire East Texas assets

first_imgUS.Energy is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas producing properties in the United States US Energy Corp. agreement to acquire East Texas assets. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.) .S. Energy Corp. (NASDAQCM: USEG) (“U.S. Energy” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company (through a wholly-owned subsidiary) has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Transaction”) to acquire operated producing assets (the “Properties”) located in Liberty County, Texas in an all-stock transaction.Proved Developed Reserves estimated at approximately 242,300 barrels of oil.PV-10 estimated at $1.2 million at current strip pricing.680 net acres in Liberty County, Texas all held by production.Properties average a 100% working interest and 86% net revenue interest.Purchase price $250,000 in U.S. Energy restricted common stock.“We are very pleased to announce our most recent acquisition agreement, which represents U.S. Energy’s third acquisition of 2020 and shows the continued execution of our stated strategy of seeking to consolidate assets that represent mature, positive cash flowing properties,” said Ryan Smith, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Energy, who continued, “The Properties are being purchased at highly accretive levels by any transactional metric and at a meaningful discount to their estimated existing reserve value while adding long lived oil reserves and immediate free cash flow to the U.S. Energy portfolio. We believe the current challenges facing the industry will continue to produce compelling asset consolidation opportunities and U.S. Energy will remain focused on pursuing accretive transactions that we can successfully roll into our existing asset base while maintaining our low cost corporate structure and clean balance sheet.”As of October 1, 2020, the Properties had total estimated Proved Developed Reserves of approximately 242,300 barrels of oil, comprised entirely of Proved Developed Producing and Proved Developed Non-Producing reserves, and had a present value of estimated future net revenues before income taxes discounted at 10% (“PV10”) value of approximately $1.2 million. The Properties are operated with a 100% working interest and 86% net revenue interest. The Properties also contain 680 net acres which are 100% held by production. All assets are located in Liberty County, Texas.The consideration payable for the assets is expected to be $250,000 in U.S. Energy restricted common stock. The Transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

UCAS changes could threaten Oxford admissions

first_imgThe UK’s university application system could be dramatically changed following a proposal for pupils to apply only after receiving their A-level results.The plan, revealed by the UCAS chief executive to university vice-chancellors, would see exams set at least a month earlier, in April and May, so results could be released in July. This system, which could be implemented as early as 2016, would enable pupils to apply for courses the following autumn, replacing the current system of conditional offers entirely.Arguments supporting change were strengthened by UCAS investigations finding only 45% of predicted grades, upon which many applications are currently based, have proven accurate. A Warwick University researcher explained this as the result of private schools over-predicting results as they “compete to get [students] into Oxbridge and other Russell group universities”.  Contrarily, some state schools, particularly those which may be unused to pupils receiving top grades, have been unwilling under the present system to predict strong results.The proposal was welcomed by Jack Watson, JCR Secretary at Regent’s Park, who stated, “There are numerous candidates who are more than capable of achieving [the 3 A] entry requirement but fail to apply to Oxford because they lack the self-belief that they will achieve 3 A’s or don’t have teachers familiar with sending students to Oxbridge to drive them to do so.” However, Watson did caution that “a private school applicant is statistically more likely to have better A level grades than a comprehensive school applicant”, so access would only improve if there was no increased time-pressure forcing an over-reliance on grades.Jack Evans, JCR President at Corpus, more positively stated that post-qualification applications could “only strengthen the opportunities for those from poorer backgrounds applying to Oxford.” He confidently predicted that “if Oxford really feels as passionately about the interviewing process as they claim (…) the existing admissions arrangements will just be pushed back six months” rather than criteria being changed. An Oxford Admissions spokesperson gave this reassurance, stating that “at Oxford exam results are really only the minimum requirement rather than the determining factor.” The university currently looks at written work, admissions tests and interviews and there has been no suggestion that these would be sacrificed were there to be a change in application dates.One second-year student, who went to a state school in South London before applying to Oxford, expressed doubts as to the practicality of such time constraints, commenting, “Oxford’s application process rests upon the aptitude testing and interviewing process, without which the university would struggle to gain a true reflection of each candidate’s potential and course suitability. How such a process could ever feasibly continue within such a shortened time scale remains to be seen.”Hannah Cusworth, OUSU’s Vice-President for Access and Academic Affairs, also showed the importance of receiving these materials, stating, “Oxford is so oversubscribed for many subjects, and the majority of candidates have the top grades, so tutors will still need these other methods to distinguish between candidates.” Furthermore, Cusworth was sceptical as to whether post-qualification applications could actually greatly help traditionally underrepresented groups. She suggested that “studying at Oxford requires different skills to those needed to get A*s at school”, but “the number of students who get the grades to come to Oxford or Cambridge already corresponds relatively closely to the numbers who apply.”The Russell Group of Universities was also hesitant to fully back the proposal. A spokesperson stated that they remained unconvinced that the plan would not restrict ability to “make a fair and thorough assessment of applicants” and also warned that applicants would be given a reduced opportunity to decide where to apply. There are concerns that damage could be made to existing outreach schemes and that earlier exams could disadvantage all pupils.UCAS is currently conducting a review of the admissions process and is collecting feedback on its new proposal, the full details of which are expected to be published in a consultation document in October.last_img read more

Mayor Jay Gillian: Beach Project Should Restart on Saturday

first_imgVisitors watch as an Army Corps of Engineers contractor pumps sand onto the beach at North Street on Nov. 15. Rough seas stalled the project for a few days, but work should pick up again on Saturday, Nov. 21.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Nov. 20. Dear Friends,The north end beach replenishment has been on hold due to rough seas since Wednesday, but should resume operations on Saturday. We are working with the Army Corps of Engineers to determine additional quantities of sand to repair the dunes damaged in the early October storm.I welcome everyone to attend the downtown’s “Earlier than the Bird” shopping event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Only in Ocean City can you shop in your pajamas and take advantage of all the early bird shopping specials.Tickets are now available for the annual Pops Christmas Show. This year’s show will be Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 PM, at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, located at 6th & Atlantic Avenue. Tickets are only $20. The Pops are joined by Tenor Cody Austin and Soprano Chloe Moore in this orchestral celebration of the glorious sounds of Christmas. Please join us for this annual holiday tradition. Tickets are available at City Hall or on the City website.Remember, Fitness Week runs through this weekend and includes holiday cooking demonstrations on Sunday. The cooking demonstrations are free and open to the public. Information on the remainder of Fitness Week can be found at www.ocnj.us under recreation programs.I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

2017 Pamper Scamper Attracted Leading Infant Athletes

first_imgThey came. They sat. They crawled.The winning athletes and their mothers posed with their prizes. Photos courtesy of the City of Ocean City.Ocean City hosted it’s annual Pamper Scamper this morning (August 8) on the beach at Sixth Street. It was sponsored by Bowfish Kids.For over four decades, the good-natured competition has challenged parents to leave their infant children in the center of a parachute spread out on the beach … and has challenged the infants to crawl back to the perimeter of the parachute and the welcoming arms of their parents.The event included numerous heats of eight infants divided into three age categories: 9 months old and younger, 9 months to 12 months, and 12 months to 15 months.It was just another fun day in America’s Greatest Family Resort.The Pamper Scamper is a prelude to Ocean City’s 108th annual Baby Parade, which takes place 5 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 10) on the Boardwalk between Sixth and 12th streets.last_img read more

EPP service engineer promoted to area sales manager

first_imgEuropean Process Plant (EPP) has promoted Ged McBride to the role of area sales manager.McBride has been working as a service engineer for the business and has been involved in installing and commissioning equipment in craft, plant and supermarket in-store bakeries, as well as providing service and engineering support. “I am very much looking forward to the challenges my new role offers and working in partnership with bakers and food manufacturers in order to help them to make the right decisions when it comes to investing in new plant and equipment,” said McBride.“Because of my background I will probably be always pointing out that, however attractive the price a new piece of machinery appears to be, customers should always take step back and ask how it is going to be maintained and supported.”EPP director Steve Merritt believed McBride would be a major asset to the sales team. “His time spent as one of our service engineers has given him an unrivalled, detailed knowledge of our product range, from silos and mixers to bread and roll plant, ovens, packaging machinery and blast freezers,” he said.Earlier this month, EPP reacted to the BBC’s investigative programme Watchdog’s shaming of Asda over its unhygienic baskets.last_img read more

Kiss Announces “End Of The Road” Farewell Tour Dates

first_imgKiss has officially announced the first leg of their “End of the Road World Tour”, which they say will be their last ever. The band’s current lineup features original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons as well as Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. After a 45-year career, the band’s initial retirement announcement was made on an episode of NBC’s America’s Got Talent after performing their hit “Detroit Rock City” to open the show’s season finale.The first leg of Kiss’s “End of the Road World Tour” will span from January 31st through July 16th, 2019 across two continents, with stops in North America, the U.K., Europe, and Russia. The original announcement stated that their final shows will be part of a multi-year “End of the Road” world tour, so stay tuned for more announcements. Pre-sale tickets will open up tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time, with a general on-sale this Friday, November 2nd. Head to the band’s website for more information.Kiss expressed in a press statement:All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable.Don’t forget, though, that this is actually the second time that Kiss has called it quits. The band had their first “farewell tour” in 2000 and 2001. As Rolling Stone previously pointed out, bassist Gene Simmons said in 2000, “There just aren’t any more mountains to climb. We want to go out in style with the people that put us here, the fans.” While band members returned to the road a mere two years later under the Kiss moniker, that was the final tour that featured all four original members.In 2002, guitarist Paul Stanley said: “People change their minds, and in this case that goes along with being a living, thinking person. What one says one day with total commitment may at another time turn out not to be so. Am I doing this for the money or the fans? Both, and let’s not forget I’m doing this for me.”The four original members, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley, appeared together in 2014 for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, though they did not perform together.However, Stanley seems to think a real reunion is not out of the question. As Consequence of Sound reminds us, Stanley recently said, “This will be a celebration of KISS and not any individual lineup or any individual members. I wouldn’t rule anything out.”For more information on the upcoming “End of the Road World Tour”, head to Kiss’s official website.KISS 2019 Tour Dates:01/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena02/01 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center02/02 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome02/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena02/07 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena02/08 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Arena02/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center02/12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center02/13 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena02/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena02/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum02/19 – Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center02/21 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center02/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center02/23 – Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum02/26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena02/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center03/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum03/02 – Chicago, IL @ United Center03/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center03/06 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center03/07 – Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center03/09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena03/10 – Moline, IL @ Taxslayer Center03/12 – Louisville, KY @ KFC! Yum Center03/13 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena03/16 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena03/19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre03/20 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre03/22 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum03/23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun03/26 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden03/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center03/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena04/02 – Quebec, QC @ Centre Videotron04/03 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre04/06 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena04/07 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena04/09 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena04/11 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena04/12 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena04/13 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena05/27 – Leipzig, DE @ Leipziger Messe05/29 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle05/31 – Munich, DE @ Konigsplatz06/02 – Essen, DE @ Georg Meiches Stadium06/04 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne06/05 – Hannover, DE @ Exo-plaza06/07 – Norje, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival06/11 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Ice Arena06/13 – Moscow, RU @ Dinamon Stadium06/16 – Keiv, UA @ NSA Stadum06/18 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena06/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome06/27 – Oslo, NO @ Tons of Rock06/28 – Trondheim, NO @ Trondheim Rocks07/02 – Milan, IT @ Ippodromo Snai San Siro07/04 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion07/06 – Iffezheim, DE @ Reenbahn07/09 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Arena07/11 – London, UK @ O2 Arena07/12 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena07/14 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Arena07/16 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE HydroView All Tour DatesKiss End of the Road Tour Announcement Videolast_img read more

Police Interview Of Accused Arsonist Led To Arrest, Complaint Revealed

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via Falconer Fire Department / Facebook.ELLICOTT – Statements from the man accused of setting a weekend house fire in Falconer contributed to his arrest, according to a criminal complaint obtained by WNYNewsNow.Cody A. Dustin, 24, is charged with third-degree arson, a Class C felony, in connection with the fire at 217 E. Pearl St. Dustin was arrested Wednesday and released with an appearance ticket.Authorities said statements were also gathered from a witness, as well as from a report constructed by Chautauqua County Fire Investigators.In addition, Ellicott Police previously stated that the fire was ruled as “incendiary.” The criminal complaint, however, did not provide specifics on how the fire was started or the instruments used. Specifics of the statements from Dustin and the witness were also not provided.Police say no one was in the residence at the time of the fire.A court clerk told WNYNewsNow that Dustin will be arraigned on Mar. 25 at 4 p.m. at Town of Ellicott Court.last_img read more

Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe & More Cymbeline Stars Gets Squigs Treatment

first_imgThe Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Cymbeline officially opens at the Delacorte Theatre on August 10. The production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, stars real-life couple Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe. To celebrate the show’s big night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of the crew.In addition to Rabe as Imogen and Linklater as both Posthumus Leonatus and Cloten, the sketch features Page as the titular king, Burton as Queen and Belarius (look for the beard,) Raúl Esparza as Iachimo, Steven Skybell as Pisanio, Jacob Ming-Trent as Arviragus, David Furr as Guiderius and Teagle F. Bougere as Caius Lucius.Happy opening to the cast of Cymbeline! Now, about that “Raúl Esparza Sings Shakespeare” album… About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Commentslast_img read more

FAB Takes Delivery of New Search and Rescue Aircraft

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo July 11, 2017 The search and rescue arm of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, per its Portuguese acronym) has received reinforcements. The Search and Rescue (SAR) version of the new Airbus C-295 aircraft called the SC-105 Amazonas SAR, will be operated by the Second Squadron of the Tenth Aviation Group – Pelican Squadron (2º/10º GAV), based in Campo Grande in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, in the mid-western region of Brazil. Before commencing operations in Brazil, the aircraft will take part in a series of demonstrations in Asia and North America. FAB has purchased two C-295 SAR aircraft for approximately $170 million. The purchasing agreement also includes personnel training in equipment and maintenance, replacement parts and SAR equipment, as well as technology transfer. According to Air Force Major Valdir Machado da Costa Júnior, a member of the CL-X2 project in the Combat Aircraft Program Coordinating Committee, the SC-105 Amazonas SAR will be the most efficient among all the aircraft employed in search and rescue in Brazil. “This aircraft can undertake simultaneous visual and electronic area sweeps,” he explained. Maj. Machado added that the thermal and close-up imaging capabilities of the aircraft will provide confirmation of any sightings within seconds. The search precision is attributed to the Elta EL/M-2022A(V) Model 3 radar system. Capable of tracking 640 targets simultaneously over a 200-nautical-mile radius (approximately 340 kilometers), the radar enables small moving targets to be detected and tracked on the surface. Maj. Machado also highlighted the FLIR Star Safire III infrared electro-optical system fitted to the aircraft that allows for both day and night missions. “With this system, it is possible to obtain color images amplified 18 times, thus enabling it to operate in low-light conditions where sensors detect thermal contrasts that can be amplified up to 71 times,” he added. According to Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jorge Marcelo Martins da Silva, the commanding officer of the 2º/10º GAV, the new aircraft constitutes a significant operational asset for the fulfillment of its mission. “The larger number of observation windows, compared to the currently operated SC-105 Amazonas, increases the probability of sighting its objectives,” he said. “Crews will be able to operate with night-vision goggles, launch life rafts and sea markers, and drop parachutists and supplies.” According to Lt. Col. Martins, in addition to visual search, its electronic search capacity is another advantage to this new aircraft. “The color images it produces can be analyzed by operators manning stations in the aircraft cabin, known as Fully Integrated Tactical System or FITS, or by specialists in the Mission Support Center located at the Pelican Squadron base, who will be equipped with computers receiving data from HF (High Frequency) radio transmissions or by real-time satellite signals from the SC-105 SAR,” he explained. Crew training In order to operate the new aircraft, several crew members have undergone training in Seville, Spain. Lt. Col. Martins explained that the course gave pilots and operators their first contact with the aircraft. “The course was conducted in two phases. First, six pilots and six electronic, electrical, and communications specialists spent two months in Seville receiving theoretical training and taking part in airborne activities. Subsequently, in an extension of the theoretical training, six more specialists also spent two months in Spain.” According to Lt. Col. Martins, the 2º/10º GAV has been operating C-295 aircraft since 2009, so the pilots and graduates chosen to undergo training are instructors and operational crews of the aircraft. “Training is focused on the difference between the two models, especially with regard to their onboard mission equipment.” Training is being conducted in three phases – two in Seville and one in Brazil, within the squadron itself. According to Communications Technical Sergeant Pedro Henrique de Castro Antunes, who took the Mission System Operation course in Seville, the greatest barrier was the language. “The dynamics of the course required us to pay a great deal of attention to each explanation given by the instructors. But we had already gotten used to it by the second week. At the end of the training modules in the last week of the course, we had flight training, where we were able to put the knowledge we had acquired in the classroom to the test.” The third phase of the training is to be provided by Airbus instructors on the Pelican Squadron base, after delivery of the first aircraft. According to Lt. Col. Martins, the course is expected to start in early August. “This last phase will include theoretical training of another six pilots and six specialists, as well as supplementation of the aerial instruction of the personnel who started their training in Seville.” The third phase will be concluded with maintenance training in the new systems for all the specialists who took part in the three phases of the program. “By October of this year, all crew members will be fully trained,” Lt. Col. Martins said. Sixty years of operations The 2º/10º GAV, one of FAB’s oldest air units, will celebrate its 60th year of operation in December. The Pelican Squadron is responsible for search and rescue, combat search and rescue, aeromedical evacuation, aerial logistics and transportation, in-flight emergency assistance and aerial infiltration and exfiltration. Its area of responsibility is approximately 22 million square kilometers. The unit operates with 120 airborne personnel, including pilots, mechanics, special equipment operators, radio operators, medics, nurses, rescue parachutists and SAR observers. It operates H-1H and SC-105 Amazonas aircraft, which will begin to be replaced by the H-36 Caracal and the SC-105 Amazonas SAR, respectively in the second half of 2017. According to the Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Martins, the 2º/10º GAV is the gold standard in the provision of search and rescue services. “When it turns 60, the 2º/10º GAV will be operating the latest in aviation technology worldwide, with H-36 Caracal helicopters and the SC-105 Amazonas SAR, which will enable us to enhance our probabilities of finding our search objectives, either visually or electronically, and to perform rescues at any time, or in any weather conditions.” The officer explained that the squadron will gain greater reach in the fulfillment of its mission. “The H-36 will have in-flight refueling capability. While we know find ourselves at the same level with the best air forces in the world in terms of our doctrine, these new assets will place FAB alongside countries such as the United States, Canada, France, and England in the provision of search and rescue services.”last_img read more