Shearwater GeoServices awarded 1st Latin American Isometrix survey by Ecopetrol

first_img Image: Shearwater GeoServices secured Latin American Isometrix survey contract from Ecopetrol. Photo: Courtesy of Shearwater GeoServices. Shearwater GeoServices announced the award of a 3D Isometrix seismic survey by Colombia’s Ecopetrol S.A. It will be the first Isometrix survey in Latin America with marine acquisition starting in Q4 2019.The survey covers 2 000 sq. km of 3D seismic offshore Colombia on Ecopetrol’s Block COL-5 and will acquired by the SW Amundsen equipped with Isometrix multisensor streamer technology. Isometrix streamer technology is a true 3D multisensor system that can record the full seismic wavefield enabling better receiver deghosting and improved seismic images. The survey is expected to take 1.5 months to complete.“We continue to deliver on our strategy to expand our presence in Latin America. A cornerstone of that strategy is to leverage Shearwater’s unique technology such as our market-leading multisensor streamer solution,” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices. “We are very pleased with the award by Ecopetrol which will be our first survey in Colombia, the first project for a new leading regional customer, and the first-ever Latin American Isometrix project.”Shearwater experiences increased activity in Latin America and has established a new Colombian branch to support this coming operation. This follows the recent opening of a branch office in Brazil to support Shearwater’s growth in the region. Source: Company Press Release Shearwater experiences increased activity in Latin America and has established a new Colombian branch to support this coming operationlast_img read more

US, Iraqi, Kuwaiti navies organize first trilateral exercise

first_img View post tag: Iraqi Navy US, Iraqi, Kuwaiti navies organize first trilateral exercise The U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard together with Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies and Kuwait Coast Guard, sketched out the creation of the first in a series of U.S.-Iraq-Kuwait trilateral exercises following an initial planning conference held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, July 13.The U.S.-Iraq-Kuwait trilateral will be a quarterly exercise that serves to develop the proficiency of all participating forces to work together in support of regional safety and security.The trilateral will replace two separate monthly U.S.-Iraq and U.S.-Kuwait bilateral exercises and serves to support long-term regional cooperation of forces in the Arabian Gulf.“We are happy to work cooperatively with our brotherly Kuwaiti navy to protect our waters from external threats,” said Capt. Abdulate’ef K. Obaid, Iraqi navy senior naval representative.“It will be a good opportunity to reengage with our Iraqi friends in order to secure the area from any threats,” said Cmdr. Walid Sabti, Kuwaiti navy head of training. “We have the same needs for security, and the success of this exercise depends on each other.”Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55 facilitated the conference, which consisted of representatives from U.S., Kuwaiti and Iraqi forces in order to solidify schedule of training events and address any potential challenges that might take place during the trilateral.“We value greatly the role this exercise will play in building security interoperability, as well as for the enhancement of our collective capability to operate forward in the Arabian Gulf and promote regional political and economic stability,” said Capt. Andrew Arnold, commodore, CTF 55.The trilateral concept was driven by the desire of the three partner nations to cooperatively address threats that exist in the Arabian Gulf. The Republic of Iraq became a member of the Combined Maritime Forces in February. With a desire to increase its involvement in maintaining security and stability in the region, planning for the exercise series began.“The trilateral exercise this August with our partners, Kuwait and Iraq, is a significant milestone because it is the first joint exercise since 2006 that simultaneously involves both countries,” said Arnold.Training will include a search and rescue exercise; nighttime joint patrol; visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) operations, fast attack craft and fast inshore attack craft defense, first-aid response and maritime infrastructure protection. July 20, 2016 View post tag: US Navy Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US, Iraqi, Kuwaiti navies organize first trilateral exercise View post tag: Kuwaiti Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Video: Behind BB75 Peter and Sarah Wenzel

first_imgFather and daughter team, Peter and Sarah Wenzel, from Wenzel’s the Bakers in Pinner, Middlesex, spoke to British Baker at the first BB75 Lunch. They discussed the company’s plans to open 10 new outlets in 2012, looking at new avenues and working with Transport for London to operate in train stations.Music: Pasadena by Emerald Park (Creative Commons licence)YouTube link: http://youtu.be/CT8MTiPvbe0last_img

Local community activist wanted by police

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Local community activist wanted by police Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Wayne Hubbard, who publicly advocates for the homeless in South Bend and has helped lead racial injustice protests, is facing felony charges for domestic battery and a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy.According to the charging documents he violated a protective order against him and in the process struck a woman in the head. ABC 57 News reports that he was attempting to see his children. He admitted to violating the order, but denies making physical contact with the woman.In January of 2015 Hubbard was convicted on battery charges. Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – October 20, 2020 1 552 Previous articleIvy Tech to host Virtual College 101 event next monthNext articleSearch on for driver after fatal hit-and-run on Edison Road in South Bend Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

Greencore announces factory investment following strong sales

first_imgGreencore Group, the convenience food manufacturer, has reported a 10.6% rise in group operating profits to £91.7m for the year ended 25 September 2015.Revenue was up 5.4% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis for the company, which has plants in both the UK and USA, with LFL revenue in the UK Convenience Foods division up 4.7%.The company said expansion of its Northampton sandwich facility had been completed in H1 and that construction of a new production facility adjacent to the existing site was well under way. On the back of strong trading in the sandwich sector, it also announced plans to add another manufacturing unit to the site.Intended to add new food-to-go capabilities, it will enter production in Q2 of the 2017 financial year at a cost of £12m in capital investment.Patrick Coveney, chief executive at Greencore Group, said: “Greencore has had another strong year and our clear food-to-go-led strategy has continued to drive growth in both the UK and US markets. We delivered 6% like-for-like revenue growth in Convenience Foods, 11% group operating profit growth and our fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth in adjusted EPS.“We increased our investment in major capacity and capability improvement projects during the year, in each case underpinned by long-term customer relationships. Our strategy, momentum and pipeline of opportunities leave us well-placed to deliver further progress in FY16 and beyond.”Capital investment over the year, principally at sites in Northampton and Rhode Island, USA, meant net debt rose from £212.1m to £265.5m.last_img read more

Phish Releases Streamable Version Of ‘The Baker’s Dozen’ Live Compilation [Listen]

first_imgOn Friday, Phish released their comprehensive Baker’s Dozen box set, The Complete Baker’s Dozen, featuring recordings of the band’s entire historic 13-night residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena—New York’s Madison Square Garden—during the summer of 2017. The entire collection was specially remastered by legendary engineer Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Van Morrison) for the new release.In addition to the complete box set, Phish has also released a curated selection of some of the strongest jams from the run as a live album entitled The Baker’s Dozen: Live At Madison Square Garden. While The Complete Baker’s Dozen and The Baker’s Dozen: Live At Madison Square Garden are now sold out on Phish Dry Goods, you can listen to the newly released live album via online streaming services. The compilation features an appropriately-numbered 13 tracks from the run hand-selected by the members of the band. Give it a listen below via Spotify:Phish – The Baker’s Dozen: Live At Madison Square Garden – Full Live Album Phish – The Baker’s Dozen: Live At Madison Square Garden – Tracklisting1. Blaze On – July 29 (Cinnamon)2. Roggae – July 22 (Strawberry)3. Simple – August 6 (Glazed)4. More – July 23 (Red Velvet)5. Twist – July 23 (Red Velvet) >6. Waves – July 23 (Red Velvet)7. Everything’s Right – July 21 (Coconut)8. Chalk Dust Torture – July 28 (Double Chocolate)9. Miss You – July 23 (Red Velvet)10. No Men In No Man’s Land – August 4 (Lemon)11. Scents And Subtle Sounds – August 4 (Lemon)12. Ghost – August 5 (Boston Cream)13. Most Events Aren’t Planned – August 6 (Glazed)View Live Album TracklistingPhishmas 2017: Relive The Entire Baker’s Dozen With Photos, Videos, Recaps, & Reflections From The Historic RunPhish will once again return to the scene of the crime for their sold-out four-night New Year’s Eve run beginning on December 28th, 2019. From there, they’ll head to Mexico for their third Riviera Maya destination event. Riviera Maya packages are on sale here.last_img read more

Virtual BAVO panel sheds light on how the 2020 election will affect Title IX

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted a virtual discussion titled “How Voting Impacts Title IX,” co-sponsored by the Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO), the Title IX Office and the Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE), Wednesday.Senior Elizabeth Day, the BAVO Event and Campaigns Chair, moderated the talk between Title IX Office advisor Dr. James Gillespie, political science professor Marc Belanger and OSCE director Rebekah Go.Gillespie began the conversation by explaining what Title IX is and how its coverage adapts to each presidential administration based on how the law is interpreted.“Title IX covers sexual discrimination and assault on college campuses,” Gillespie said. “There is huge leeway on how the executive branch can interpret laws like Title IX. The Obama administration expanded its scope [while] the current administration made Title IX less victim friendly.”Belanger added to Gillespie’s point by speaking about how far Title IX has come since it was first established.“I had never heard of the term ‘sexual harassment’ before Title IX,” Belanger said. “[Title IX] is an achievement of the women’s movement.”Once Title IX adaptations are embedded in the Department of Education, however, they are very difficult to change in the future, he said.Go brought up the difference between law and policy, and emphasized the importance of knowing the distinction between the two. She referred to a major change the Trump administration recently made to Title IX, giving universities the option to implement the preponderance of evidence or reasonable doubt standard in examining allegations.Gillespie offered a further explanation, stating that preponderance of evidence standard is meant to support victims who make accusations, while the reasonable doubt standard makes it more difficult to prove wrongdoing. The Trump administration changed the definition of harassment from “creating a hostile environment” to “severe and pervasive” actions, he added, a major shift away from the previous definition.Belanger noted another change from the Trump administration, which requires the victim to face their accuser when they give testimony against them. He claims this change will allow perpetuators to use the victim’s trauma to their advantage.Gillespie echoed Belanger’s statement, saying the Department of Education is predicting sexual misconduct cases will drop by 39% because of these changes. This is problematic, he said, as many victims will not want to report sexual misconduct if they do not wish to face their accuser during the proceedings.Gillespie also reminded students that the College is equipped to support them with resources and guidance if they choose to use them.“We are on your side here,“ he said.Since leaders on the national and local level have influence on how Title IX is carried out, Go encouraged the audience to pay attention to candidates in all elections.Belanger reiterated this point, citing how Title IX is now being used to discriminate against the LBGTQ community. While political apathy can be a result of a broken system, he said, voters need to elect leaders who share their opinions if they want to fix it.“Elections matter and there’s a lot of issues in this one,” Belanger said. “You need to elect people you agree with.”Go echoed this sentiment, saying politicians create change that affects generations. Although there are many obstacles to voting today, she believes it is necessary in order to make people feel less disenfranchised. By learning to participate civil discourse, individuals can gain an understanding of others around them rather than simply attacking them for having a different opinion, she added.Gillespie spoke to Go’s idea and said everyone deserves respect and to avoid picking fights with those who those who want to argue.“Respect is universal across cultures … Some people love to argue,” he said. “Avoid picking battles with them.”Go ended the conversation by urging students to submit absentee ballots this week to avoid delays in the postal service, and to not feel discouraged if there are not official results on election night.Tags: absentee voting, BAVO, civil discourse, OCSE, Title IX Office, votinglast_img read more

70 million Americans teetering on edge of financial ruin

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Americans now even more irresponsible about money.by: Catey HillIn the past few years, the job market has vastly improved and home prices have rebounded — yet Americans are becoming even more irresponsible when it comes to saving for emergencies.According to a survey of 1,000 adults released by Bankrate.com on Tuesday, nearly one in three (29%) American adults (that’s roughly 70 million) have no emergency savings at all — the highest percentage since Bankrate began doing this survey five years ago. What’s more, only 22% of Americans have at least six months of emergency savings (that’s what advisers recommend) — the lowest level since Bankrate began doing the survey.These findings mirror others — all of which paint an abysmal picture of Americans’ ability to withstand an emergency. For example, a survey released in March by national nonprofit NeighborWorks America also found that roughly one third (34%) of Americans don’t have emergency savings.Greg McBride, the chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com, says these low savings reflect that households haven’t seen their incomes ramp up and thus “household budgets are tight.” Plus, he adds “people don’t pay themselves first — they wait until the end of the month to save what’s left over and then nothing is left over.” continue reading »last_img read more

Delivering constructive criticism

first_imgYear-end is often when we reflect on our own and our staff’s performance. While a welcome opportunity to deliver praise to those who deserve it, this is also a good time to give a nudge to others in need of improvement.If you need ideas on how to deliver some constructive criticism, Inc.com contributor Rhett Power offers some tips on how to do it without sounding negative. His advice includes:Focus on the future. Power says to stay away from statements like “should” and “should not” and instead use phrases such as “moving forward.”Focus on “how.” Instead of asking “why” someone did something the way they did, ask them “how” it should be done, Power suggests. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Inside Royal Credit Union’s marketing department

first_imgFor CUES member Tara Graff, VP/marketing and business development at $1.8 billion/165,000-member Royal Credit Union , Eau Claire, Wis., having a robust in-house marketing team is important for the success of the CU.That’s why she helped the CU’s marketing transition from mostly outsourced to a larger team.“No one knows your brand as well as you,” says Graff. “A freelancer or agency, used occasionally, can bring fresh ideas and shake things up, but for consistency of voice, the internal agency model works for us.”  Today, many facets, from copywriting, graphic design and website management, to social media and data research, are handled internally.See how the CU’s marketing team is organized and the responsibilities of each position:VP/Marketing and Business Development: Oversees the marketing department, focusing on broad initiatives, growth, brands and organizational goal attainment. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more