Multifrequency Radar Imagery and Characterization of Hazardous and Noxious Substances at Sea

first_imgThe increase in maritime traffic, particularly the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNSs), requires advanced methods of identification and characterization in environmental chemical spills. Knowledge about HNS monitoring using radar remote sensing is not as extensive as for oil spills; however, any progress on this issue would likely advance the monitoring of both chemical and oil-related incidents. To address the need for HNS monitoring, an experiment was conducted in May 2015 over the Mediterranean Sea during which controlled releases of HNS were imaged by a multifrequency radar system. The aim of this experiment was to establish a procedure for collecting evidence of illegal maritime pollution by noxious liquid substances using airborne radar sensors. In this paper, we demonstrate the ability of radar imagery to detect and characterize chemicals at sea. A normalized polarization difference parameter is introduced to quantify both the impacts of released product on the ocean surface and the relative concentration of the substance within the spill. We show that radar imagery can provide knowledge of the involved HNS. In particular, one can distinguish a product that forms a film on the top of the sea surface from another that mixes with seawater, the information that is critical for efficient cleanup operations.last_img read more

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UVU Men’s Basketball Visits Seattle U. Saturday Evening

first_img Tags: Seattle U. Men’s Basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEATTLE-Saturday evening, Utah Valley men’s basketball (7-10, 1-1 in WAC play) continues conference play by visiting the Seattle U. Redhawks (8-9, 1-1 in WAC play) at the Redhawk Center.Under new head coach Mark Madsen (7-10, .412) the Wolverines are in the mix in the WAC, tied for fourth place in the conference standings.UVU scores 71.5 points per game as the Wolverines rank 193rd nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard Isaiah White leads UVU in both scoring (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (8.9 boards per game).Senior guard TJ Washington (13.5 points per game, a team-best 50 assists), redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (13.4 points per game) and redshirt junior guard-forward Casdon Jardine (11.2 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for the Wolverines.Junior guard Jamison Overton leads UVU with 17 steals on the season.Senior forward Emmanuel Olojakpoke has 47 blocked shots on the season, tying him for 8th nationally with Seton Hall’s Romaro Gill.Olojakpoke’s 2.76 blocks per game ranks him 18th nationally. By virtue of his skills, the Wolverines are sixth nationally in blocked shots (96) and 15th in blocked shots per game (5.6).The Wolverines surrender 70.2 points per game, ranking them 209th nationally in scoring defense.Seattle U. is coached by Jim Hayford who is 46-38 (.548) in his third season at Seattle U. He is 152-129 (.541) as a collegiate head coach, having coached six seasons at Eastern Washington (106-91, .538) as well.The Redhawks score 72.6 points per game, ranking them 156th nationally in scoring offense.Redshirt junior guard Terrell Brown is Seattle U.’s overall statistical leader.Brown leads the Redhawks in scoring (20.3 points per game), is tied for the team lead in rebounding with redshirt senior Myles Carter (7.1 boards per game for each) and deadlocked for the team lead in steals with senior guard Morgan Means (20 apiece). He also leads the team in assists with 69.Means (10.8 points per game) and Carter (10 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for Seattle U. Carter also leads the Redhawks in blocked shots with 21.Seattle U. surrenders 71.4 points per game, tying the Redhawks for 230th nationally in scoring defense with Hofstra.The Wolverines lead Seattle U. 10-9 all-time in this series. Written by January 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Visits Seattle U. Saturday Eveninglast_img read more

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Australia’s 88 Energy to acquire Umiat oil field in US

first_img 88 Energy intends to acquire strategically situated Umiat Oil Field. (Credit: Terry McGraw from Pixabay) Australia-based oil and gas company 88 Energy, through its fully-owned subsidiary Emerald House, has agreed to acquire the Umiat oil field located in North Slope Borough, Alaska, US, from Malamute Energy, and Renaissance Umiat.As per the acquisition terms, the consideration includes a 4% overriding royalty interest (ORRI) as well as assumption of the $1m in liability for abandoning the Umiat-18 and Umiat-23H wells, which were drilled by Linc Energy in 2013/2014.The Umiat oil field, which is covered by two leases consisting of 17,633 acres, was discovered in the mid-1940s with 11 appraisal wells drilled by 1953.Of these drilled wells, the Umiat-5 well flowed 268 barrels per day during a three month test while the Umiat-8 well reported a peak flow rate of 5.9mmcf/d of natural gas during a four-day test.However, the partners carried out little work until 2013/2014 when Linc Energy drilled two wells – Umiat-18 and Umiat-23H, which was tested and showed sustained flow of 200 barrels per day.88 Energy to undertake complete Umiat oil field review88 Energy plans to undertake a complete field review to assess oil price at which Umiat may be commercial as a stand-alone development. It also intends to optimise the earlier development plan is feasible.88 Energy managing director Dave Wall said: “Our operational activity at Project Peregrine has provided 88E with a unique position from which to acquire the Umiat Oil Field at an opportunistic price point.“The asset has potential to add significant value for shareholders, possibly as a standalone development but certainly in the event that there is a material discovery in the imminent Project Peregrine drilling programme.”Last month, 88 Energy signed a rig contract with All American Oilfield for its Project Peregrine in the NPR-A region of the North Slope of Alaska. Located in North Slope Borough, Alaska, the Umiat oil field is covered by two leases consisting of 17,633 acreslast_img read more

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Carnarvon secures rig for high impact Pavo and Apus drilling

first_imgNoble Tom Prosser drilling rig contracted to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells Carnarvon secures rig for high impact Pavo and Apus drilling. (Credit: Kasey Houston from FreeImages) Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (“Carnarvon”) (ASX:CVN) is pleased to confirm that the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig has been contracted to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells.The drilling program is expected to commence in late 2021 with the Pavo-1 well and will be immediately followed by the Apus-1 well.Both prospects have the potential to materially increase the aggregate development resource for the Dorado field if successful. Resources capable of being tied back to existing infrastructure provide significantly enhanced economic outcomes, minimise additional capital investment requirements and shorten time periods to first production from the tie back fields.The Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig was previously used by Carnarvon and its operating partner in 2019 on the successful Dorado-2 and Dorado-3 appraisal wells.With the drilling rig contracted, the operator will now proceed to secure the remaining equipment, services and approvals required to commence drilling operationsCarnarvon Managing Director and CEO, Mr Adrian Cook, said:“Given the potential resource size and development aggregation benefits, these two drilling targets provide very attractive and meaningful opportunities for Carnarvon. Today’s news in locking in this rig is another clear point of progression in the advancement of the world class Bedout Basin.We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with multiple drilling operations progressing to plan as well as the advancement of our Dorado development pre-FEED and FEED activities”. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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OnTheMarket.com highlights ZPG ‘inconvenient truths’

first_imgOnTheMarket.com chief executive Ian Springett has countered ZPG CEO Alex Chesterman’s assertion this week that the Agents’ Mutual portal is a ‘failed experiment’.Springett says that while it ‘clearly suits’ ZPG to position his portal this way, he challenges some of the ‘inconvenient truths’ for Zoopla.“The number of UK agents listing on the Zoopla platform remains 22% down compared to the period prior to the launch of OnTheMarket.com,” he says.His comments are based on ZPG’s own Annual Reports for 2014 and 2016 which show that the number of agents advertising on the site has dropped by 3,000 to 13,373 since OnTheMarket launched.Springett also says that he believes Zoopla has, unsurprisingly, been using price to try and wrestle agents back off OnTheMarket.“Our direction of travel remains clear. While Zoopla Property Group claims to have increased the number of UK agents listing on its portals by 5% year-on-year, meanwhile the number of offices listing at OnTheMarket.com at the end of October 2016 had increased by 15% year-on-year,” says Springett.“The consumer appeal of the service is clear from record-breaking traffic in September of more than 10million visits, an increase of 79% year-on-year. These are not the achievements of a ‘failed experiment’.“ZPG’s somewhat sensationalist suggestion today that this is ‘the beginning of the end for OnTheMarket.com’ is similarly lacking in substance and credibility.“For the record, OnTheMarket.com is at an early stage of a long-term strategic journey to create a genuine alternative market-leading portal for agents and consumers alike.“ZPG under-estimates the acumen, determination and support of the overwhelming majority of agents listing their properties at OnTheMarket.com to achieve its long-term goals.”Ian Springett OnTheMarket.com OTM Zoopla December 2, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » OnTheMarket.com highlights ZPG ‘inconvenient truths’ previous nextMarketingOnTheMarket.com highlights ZPG ‘inconvenient truths’Chief Executive Ian Springett says ZPG figures hide real positionNigel Lewis2nd December 20160756 Viewslast_img read more

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HMAS Perth Refuels at Sea while Searching for MH-370

first_img View post tag: while View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense HMAS PERTH, SUCCESS CONDUCTING RASThe Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate HMAS Perth has been given a helping hand by the RAN supply ship HMAS Success during Replenishment at Sea (RAS) in the southern Indian Ocean. View post tag: Refuels April 10, 2014 View post tag: 370 View post tag: searching View post tag: sea Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Perth Refuels at Sea while Searching for MH-370 Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: MH View post tag: Perth View post tag: HMAS HMAS Perth Refuels at Sea while Searching for MH-370 Both ships are taking part in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370. Perth has been at sea for several weeks. The refuel provided each ship with the chance to undertake a well rehearsed routine, but one which is always full of potential challenges.A RAS takes time and the efforts of almost the entire ships’ company. Sailors like Able Seaman Marine Technician Hannah Nadalini join forces to make sure the evolution was completed properly and safely.“My place during a RAS is on the distance line,” Able Seaman Nadalini said. “Everyone at my station has done this many times but it’s important to work as a team and to focus on the task at hand.”Nearby, Leading Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Jenna Shiel was on the Gun Direction Platform, preparing to fire a line across to Success to begin the delicate hook-up.“It’s all about the aim!’ Leading Seaman Shiel said. “A bad shot and the entire process could be delayed – that won’t go down well with my shipmates!” she said.Throughout the process, however, the search for debris continued. Australian Army Gunner Richard Brown remained on Perth’s forecastle, binoculars at the ready.[mappress]Press Release, April 10, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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Campaign demands University pay Oxford Living Wage

first_imgA wide range of student societies organised the campaign in tandem, including the Oxford Living Wage Campaign, Oxford Feminist Society, Oxford Migrants Society and Oxford Climate Justice Campaign. “The Oxford Living Wage campaign is determined to continually ramp up pressure on Oxford – the wealthiest university in the UK by endowment- as the movement gains further support.” The Oxford Living Wage is set at £10.02, already higher than the national real living wage of £8.21. In a statement made on the rally’s event page in advance of yesterday’s rally said: “Fair pay is essential to combat poverty— an individual in Oxford earning £9 an hour would only have £25.97 to spend on food each week. At the event student campaigners from St Anne’s discussed their expeiences in negotiating with college authorities, noting the typical ‘excuses’ deployed by bursars across Oxford. Councillor Martyn Rush said: “how ridiculous it was that an institution as wealthy as Oxford didn’t pay a wage sufficient to subsist in the city.” The City Council sets the wage at 95 per cent of the London Living Wage, which is calculated by the Living Wage Foundation. The Council is scheduled to increase the Oxford rate to £10.21 for 2020. According to a press release from Oxford Living Wage, the University does not pay all its staff this rate despite having the largest endowment of any UK university. Earning £308.3 million from its investments in the 2017-18 financial year, the university is the largest employer across Oxfordshire. A campaign spokesperson told Cherwell: “This action shows how important it is for the University and colleges to take action. The popularity of this cause among a wide range of those involved with the University and the wider city makes clear the University and colleges can no longer fly under the radar, and shirk their responsibility to pay a real living wage for Oxford, of £10.02ph. center_img This comes as part of a series of rallies and marches held by the Oxford Living Wage Campaign increase pressure on the University to raise pay for staff. “Actions like these serve to raise awareness in Oxford – among students and the wider community – of the University’s failings, and hopefully in time will lead to more colleges adopting the Oxford Living Wage, as Campion Hall among others have done.” “With this being a standard rate of pay at the University of Oxford and its colleges, we must demand more. If it’s not the Oxford Living Wage, it is a poverty wage. As living costs rise, the wage should too.” The spokesperson added: “Today, we have brought together a wide range of interested parties, uniting both Town and Gown in support of the Oxford Living Wage. We’ve shown our resolve to demand for change in the University and college’s pay policy and set out why it is so important. Students, workers and local campaigners gathered outside the Clarendon Building yesterday calling for the University to pay its staff the real living wage for Oxford. Only Blackfriars, Campion Hall and St Cross currently pay all their employees the Oxford Living Wage or above. Oxford University have been contacted for a comment.last_img read more

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County Council January agenda

first_img1. HEALTH DEPARTMENT16. AMENDMENTS TO SALARY ORDINANCE: AGENDAVANDERBURGH COUNTY COUNCIL JANUARY 4, 20173:30 P.M.ROOM 301OPENING OF MEETINGATTENDANCE ROLL CALLPLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEINVOCATIONELECTION OF PRESIDENT (Auditor Presiding)ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENTAPPOINTMENT OF COUNTY COUNCIL ATTORNEYAPPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS (Personnel Chairman and Finance Chairman)APPROVAL OF MINUTESPERSONNELREQUESTS:(A)  TREATMENT COURT/Request to fill vacancy for Case Manager(B)  PROSECUTOR/Request to fill vacancies for Deputy Prosecutor and IV-D for Enforcement Officer(C)  SUPERINTENDENT OF COUNTY BUILDINGS/Request to fill vacancy for Carpenter(D)  JAIL/Request to fill vacancies for 2 Confinement Officers (A) SHERIFF(B) PROSECUTOR(C) SUPT OF CO BLDGS (D) JAIL17. PUBLIC COMMENT (E) SUPERIOR COURT (2)(F) PROSECUTOR IV-D(G) SUPERIOR COURT D.O.C. GRANT (B) SUPERIOR COURT (2) PERSONNEL AND FINANCE MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF BUSINESS 13. REPEAL:(A) (B)OLD BUSINESS:(A) MARK UHRIN/IT UPDATENEW BUSINESS:(A)  APPROVAL OF 2017 AMENDED SALARY ORDINANCE(B)  APPOINTMENT OF LIAISONS(C)  APPOINTMENT TO PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE(D)  APPOINTMENT TO ABC BOARD(E)  OTHER COUNTY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS(F)  APPROVAL OF 2017 MEETING DATES(G)  TRAVEL REQUESTS:center_img REMINDER NEXT MEETING DATE/TIME:ADJOURNMENT 12. TRANSFERS: (A) SHERIFF FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE:(A) (B)last_img read more

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Nappanee man, 20, arrested for Lapaz man’s murder

first_img Pinterest Nappanee man, 20, arrested for Lapaz man’s murder Google+ Facebook Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Elkhart County Jail) A Nappanee man has been arrested, suspected of the murder of a Lapaz man back in June.Thomas Campion, 45, was found shot to death at Meadows Mobile Home Park in Nappanee.Another man was hurt, but survived.Aidan Burkins, 20, is being held without bond in connection with the death, as well as attempted murder, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana charges. Facebook Pinterest By Jon Zimney – September 4, 2020 0 417 Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleLaPorte man arrested, accused of sexual molestation, possession of child pornNext articleMan recovering after shooting outside Lowe’s in Goshen Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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News story: British Aerospace ATP, loss of electrical power

first_imgThe aircraft experienced a loss of DC electrical power during the cruise. This resulted in the loss of a significant number of flight deck instruments and systems. The crew decided to return to East Midlands Airport where they made a normal landing.Testing of the aircraft’s electrical system did not identify the cause of the failures that led to the power loss. However, the investigation identified that the aircraft’s flight data recorder was corroded by moisture and was recording intermittently. Two Safety Recommendations are made, relating to moisture ingress and replacement of magnetic tape flight data recorders.Read the report.last_img read more

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