The SAFE-BAND Group to Begin SAFE-BAND Geohazard Survey

first_imgNCS Subsea, GeoTrace and SpecPartners have announced the start date for a multiphase large scale innovative project called SAFE-BAND.It will be the first Multi-Client geohazard survey on a regional scale utilizing Ultra-High-Resolution 3D Seismic (UHR3D).The combination of the P-Cable Technology and NCS’s own proprietary navigation system, NavPoint Trawler, produces an unprecedented resolution of the near-surface geological structures for Geohazard Imaging, 4D Imaging, Shallow Reservoir Imaging and Environmental Safety.This will provide a new level of informational detail for drilling and development planners, and also provide additional information for the exploration teams.Industry underwriting has been secured and acquisition starts June 1, 2014.Press Release, April 30, 2014last_img read more

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Black Friday Bandits Arraigned

first_imgThree women were also arrested during this investigation: Lantz’ wife, 25-year-old Breanna Wright, 45-year-old Patricia Barnes, and 39-year-old Kami Tullos. Tullos escaped via the back door but was soon located by Troopers. Megan Peters with the State Troopers said it all started on March 13th with the suspicious sale of a .45 Sig Sauer… 30-year-old Lantz was taken to Wildwood where he was found to be concealing heroin. He claimed he didn’t own any guns and didn’t know where the weapons in his home came from. Lantz faces four felony charges for drugs, theft, and weapons misconduct with a maximum of 60 years in prison. Wright was charged with three felonies and a maximum of 16 years. Barnes has 11 felonies and up to 101 years in prison. Wright had been the third-party custodian for Barnes who was on parole for a different case. Tullos was charged with one felony and a maximum of 5 years in prison.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Four Soldotna residents have been arraigned after a Black Friday escapade involving an allegedly stolen firearm. Peters: “So essentially a guy went to the residence to purchase a pistol and got a weird vibe, so he ended up documenting the serial number on the gun and then after he left, he reported it to the Alaska State Troopers to see if it was stolen. The pistol did in fact come back as stolen from an APD case, so a warrant was obtained to search for and seize the stolen firearm. In the process of issuing that search warrant, meth and heroin and related paraphernalia were located. They were able to amend the search warrant to include controlled substances. Approximately 12.1 grams of meth and 2.408 grams of heroin were recovered from Joe Lantz, in addition to about $2,304 in cash.”last_img read more

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Uemura lifts silver in World Cup

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 MADARAO, Nagano Pref. – Japan’s Aiko Uemura placed second in the women’s dual moguls at a World Cup freestyle skiing event on Saturday.Compatriot Tae Satoya failed to go beyond the second qualifying round. In the men’s field, Yugo Tsukita, who claimed the silver medal at the World Championships earlier this month for the best finish ever by a Japanese man at the worlds, was fourth. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img

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Kingston dreaming of a return to the Black Stars

first_imgGhana midfielder Laryea Kingston has spoken of his dream to return to the Black Stars team after seventeen months out.Laryea Kingston was dropped by former coach Rajevac Milovan ahead of the South Africa, 2010 FIFA World Cup, a move that is reported to have prompted an angry reaction from the player which almost resulted in a brawl.Laryea Kingston signed for Israeli football big spenders Hapoel Bee’r Sheva in June 2011 to play in the top flight league.He has already made right appearances in total for the club, and two in the league already.The 30-year-old who is on a brief holiday in Ghana following the international break has told JOY Sports he has a future with the Black Stars team.“I am fit and playing my best football now after signing for Bee’r Sheva and I have been dreaming of a recall into the team by the new Coach (Goran Stevanovic)”. “The memories of missing two world cups (2006 and 2010) when I was at my peak worries me and I hope to have an opportunity to correct this with my newly found form,” he said.The former Great Olympics and Hearts of Oak midfielder in the Ghana premier league believes he has discovered his best form following his return to Israel and is eager to impress when he is handed a recall into the Black Stars.“I see the game differently now, I am more matured and at age 30, even though it is not easy for an African player to land a deal in Europe, I have been signed by this important club because of my good form and I will show that when I come back into the Black Stars team”.Laryea Kingston is due to return to Israel at the end of the week to resume training with Hapoel Bee’r Sheva which has won one match and drawn the other in their opening two games of the season.last_img read more

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Deery Series, IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour at West Liberty for June 14 twinbill

first_imgWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 10) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour pack another 1-2 Tuesday night punch, this time on June 14 at West Liberty Raceway.While the IMCA Late Model tour has made 13 previous visits to West Liberty, most recently when the 30th annual series opened on April 9, next Tuesday’s event marks the first-ever visit there by the tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.The Deery feature pays $2,000 to win and minimum $300 to start while the Dirt Tour pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to take the main event green. The Modified feature is also a quali­fier for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.Denny Eckrich of Tiffin was the Deery winner on opening night at West Liberty. While Curt Martin of Independence, Scott Fitzpatrick of Wheatland, Joel Callahan of Dubuque and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., have followed him to victory lane in the four series events held since, it’s seven-time tour champion Jeff Aikey currently leading the way in the points race.Grundy Center’s Joel Rust won the first two Hawkeye Dirt Tour events and paces the standings for that series. Brian Irvine of Oelwein took the checkers at the most recent HDT event, Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway.More information about next Tuesday’s race program is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.com website.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 224; 2. John Emerson, Waterloo, 214; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 212; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 211; 5. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 205; 6. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 198; 7. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 190; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, 188; 9. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 184; 10. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 183; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 180; 12. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 176; 13. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 164; 14. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 162; 15. Jason Rauen, Farley, 141; 16. Curt Schroeder, Newton, and Gary Webb, Blue Grass, both 134; 18. Rob Toland, Davenport, 133; 19. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 129; 20. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 122.Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 107; 2. Chris Abel­son, Sioux City, 104; 3. Brian Irvine, Oelwein, and Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, both 100; 5. Kyle Brown, State Center, 91; 6. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 81; 7. Tom Berry Jr., Boone, and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, both 74; 9. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 72; 10. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 69; 11. David Brown, Kellogg, 67; 12. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, 61; 13. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 60; 14. Joe Docekal, Dysart, Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, and Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis., each 58; 17. Shane DeMey, Denison, 51; 18. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 48; 19. Brandon Maitland, Waterloo, 40; 20. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 39.last_img read more

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SportShorts: Murray is still a fighter, England grind

first_imgCRICKETAustralia skittle Pakistan to seize control at the GabbaAustralia seized the advantage on the opening day of the first Test when they bowled Pakistan out for 240 just before stumps at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.After the visitors resisted stubbornly in the first session, reaching 57 for no wicket at lunch, pace trio Mitchell Starc (4-52), Josh Hazlewood (2-46) and Pat Cummins (3-60) tore through the Pakistan batting order to put the hosts in charge at the close of play.Australia seized the initiative after lunch when they took five wickets for just 19 runs, reducing Pakistan from 75 for none to 94 for five.The pacemen then struck again late in the day, with 16-year-old debutant Naseem Shah just squeezing out Starc’s hat-trick ball.“It was quite a welcome to Test cricket wasn’t it?” Hazlewood said.Hazlewood said the fast bowlers had enjoyed the extra bounce at the Gabba.“The way we fought back in the second session was perfect,” he said.Pakistan were rescued from complete disaster by Asad Shafiq who played a lone hand, scoring 76 well-made runs.England stand firm against Black Caps on attritional dayEngland’s Ben Stokes hits a shot on day one of the first Test cricket match between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on November 21, 2019. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP)Half-centuries from Joe Denly and Ben Stokes breathed life into England who reached 241 for four at stumps after a slow start on the first day of the opening Test against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Thursday.With England intent on occupying the crease as long as possible — although captain Joe Root’s stay was very brief — and New Zealand bowling tight lines, run-scoring was not a priority but the day was not without its drama.Denly, who claimed the honours in a fascinating battle with New Zealand’s short-ball maestro Neil Wagner, fell for 74 when the second new ball was taken.New Zealand-born Stokes, who punished Trent Boult with four boundaries off consecutive balls, including one from a dropped catch by Ross Taylor at first slip, was unbeaten on 67 with Ollie Pope on 18.Colin de Grandhomme, with gentle medium pacers drifting away from the batsmen, finished with two for 28 while Tim Southee and Wagner had a wicket each. – AFP.=============TENNISAndy Murray’s love of a comeback continues in Davis CupThe Davis Cup has a new format but Andy Murray’s love of a comeback remains intact after the Scot battled from behind to beat Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday as Great Britain edged past Holland.Murray came from a set down and then trailed 4-1 in the decider in Madrid before beating the spirited Griekspoor, ranked 179 in the world, 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).“I’ve found a way to win matches many times in my career when I’ve not been playing well,” Murray said. “You can draw on that a little bit.”A scrappy victory gave Great Britain the lead in their opening Group E tie and while Dan Evans lost the second singles rubber to Robin Haase, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski finished the job in the doubles.Rafael Nadal won his 26th consecutive Davis Cup singles match later on Wednesday as Spain booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory over defending champions Croatia.Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, cruised past Yoshihito Nishioka to help Serbia beat Japan by the same scoreline. – AFP.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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Smoking ban set for parks

first_imgPALMDALE – Smoking will be banned in three of Palmdale’s newest recreation facilities, and prohibitions elsewhere are in the works. Smoking will be banned effective Aug. 19 at the Marie Kerr Park amphitheater and the park’s Best of the West softball complex and at the DryTown Water Park. City staffers are devising a comprehensive plan for the City Council’s review that will designate what other park areas or city facilities will be smoke-free. “As a former smoker, I know that smoking does affect other people,” said Mayor Jim Ledford. “As the effects of secondhand smoking are becoming better known, the public is looking at agencies, such as cities, to protect them.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The city’s action does not go far enough, said Xavier Flores, executive director of Pueblo y Salud, a nonprofit group pushing for tighter tobacco and alcohol regulations. The city should have enacted a complete ban on smoking in city facilities, Flores said, citing recent health reports such as the American Cancer Society estimate of 1 billion tobacco-related deaths this century and a UCLA report of high asthma rates among Antelope Valley children. “It’s a step in the right direction, but we had hoped they would have taken a bigger step,” Flores said. “The council has every reason to implement the most far-reaching policies and regulations, but they are being timid.” Councilman Tom Lackey also favored an outright ban. “If we say we don’t want smoke, let’s mean it and say no smoking,” Lackey said. Ultimately, a complete ban might be enacted sometime down the line, city officials said. The City Council viewed the new regulations as part of a transition phase. “We can’t go cold turkey,” said Councilman Mike Dispenza. “We need to start weaning people away from smoking.” Councilman Steve Hofbauer said an outright ban would be difficult to enforce. An outright ban could also cause problems with cleaning up cigarette butts tossed on the ground because there are no ashcans. “They’ll just try to sneak it,” Hofbauer said. “I think you have to give people an option.” Hofbauer cites the city’s transportation center as an example of how designated smoking areas can work well. Having a designated smoking site has kept cigarette-butt litter down to a minimum and keeps smoke away from the nonsmokers, he said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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The Latest Twitter Beef: Captain America Vs. David Duke

first_imgThe best thing about Twitter beefs is that they can spring up between random people who may NEVER cross paths in real life.The latest one is between CHRIS EVANS, a.k.a. Captain America, and DAVID DUKE, the white nationalist who used to be the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.It’s no secret that Duke is a fan of President Trump, and he recently Tweeted, quote, “Mr. Trump’s appointment of [Steve] Bannon, [Michael] Flynn and [Jeff] Sessions are the first steps in the project of taking America back.”Chris responded, quote, “If David Duke . . . DAVID DUKE! . . . thinks you’re right, then you’re unequivocally wrong.  The confirmation of Sessions is beyond words.”last_img read more

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Jefferson City college expects to close its door

first_imgWith an unexpected development, Metro Business College has made the announcement that they plan to close its campuses in Jefferson City, along with Cape Giradeau and Rolla, by the end of the year.The founder and president, George Holske said declining enrollment and the increased costs have forced the decision to close.The private college focused on training medical office personnel, administrative assistants and coding specialists.last_img

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It’s time to get your social strategy in order

first_imgIf you’re still not sure what your organization should be doing with social media, it would be a good idea to figure it out soon. As social media use continues to grow, this channel is becoming even more important to online donors as a way to connect with causes and find news and information.Here are some social media fun facts: Free WebinarWant some help with your nonprofit’s social media strategy? Nonprofit communication expert Farra Trompeter of Big Duck will join us on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 1pm EDT for a free Network for Good webinar. Farra is a seasoned fundraising and nonprofit marketing professional who has helped hundreds of nonprofits create amazing campaigns and communicate more effectively via social channels. This is a perfect opportunity to learn from one of the best. Registration is free and I hope you can join us. (Note: If you can’t attend the live stream, we’ll send you the presentation so you can review it on demand.)Develop Your Social Media StrategyTuesday, October 22nd, 2013 1 pm EDT 27% of online time is now spent on social networking. Source: Experian Tweet this stat.47% of those 45 and younger in the U.S. say social media is more valuable than search for discovering news. Source: Reuters Tweet this stat.Thanks to recent algorithm changes, Google now uses many social factors as top criteria for ranking search results. Source: Searchmetrics Tweet this fact.Twitter’s fastest growing age demographic is 55 to 64 year olds. Source: Global Web Index Tweet this stat.last_img read more

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