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first_imgOxford University’s Islamic Society has issued a statement declaring their support for Egyptian protestors and demanding the immediate removal of President Mubarak.The Society states that Mubarak has been ruthlessly undermining the rights of the Egyptian people under the guise of a “three-decade state of emergency”, establishing “corruption, mistrust and enmity” within Egyptian society.Believing the protest movement to reflect the broad divergences of Egyptian society, they praise the protesters’ courage in the face of growing hostility. The statement comes among growing scepticism towards Mubarak’s desire to remain in office until elections in September to ensure a “peaceful and organised” transfer of power.last_img read more

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaMoultrie, Ga. — Visitors, exhibitors and political leaders converged here to learn about the latest farm technology and research on display at the 27th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Oct. 19-21.”Many who don’t go to farms often have absolutely no idea the level of technology used to produce the food and fiber not only in this country, but all over the world,” said Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue at the Willie B. Withers Sunbelt Ag Expo luncheon on opening day.Perdue called agriculture Georgia’s oldest and one of its most important industries. “We’re committed in helping agricultural technology grow in Georgia,” he said.This year’s expo had 1,201 exhibitors. It was expected to draw about 220,000 visitors.At the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences building, visitors were quizzed on food safety and saw butterflies flying, insects eating and a miniature model farm irrigated by precision technology.They learned about irrigation research, forestry, economic development and Internet imaging systems. They saw how wireless technology can help farmers more efficiently manage their farms. And under the “Dawgs Gone South” display, prospective students learned how they could get a four-year UGA degree in Tifton, Ga.Visitors took tram tours of field demonstration sites. They learned about CAES scientists’ crop research and saw firsthand how farm machines, many new to the market, work on real crops on the expo farm.”Sunbelt Expo provides an excellent opportunity for the CAES faculty and staff to showcase new and ongoing college projects and programs to a wide variety of people from across the country,” said Anne Young, chair of the CAES expo committee.UGA President Michael F. Adams said the university remains committed to agriculture and to finding ways to improve and promote economic development and academic achievement in rural Georgia. Adams toured the expo grounds on opening day.Eddie Johnson Jr. became the first North Carolina farmer to become the Lancaster/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. The award has been given in each of the past 14 years on opening day.Johnson received $16,700 in cash and prizes, along with the use of a tractor for a year. He farms tobacco, corn, silage, soybeans, barley and wheat on a 1,170-acre farm.The other seven state finalists included John East, Alabama; Dale Sauls, Florida; Joe Boddiford Jr., Georgia; Sledge Taylor III, Mississippi; Earl Thrailkill, South Carolina; Austin Anderson, Tennessee; and Lance Everett, Virginia.last_img read more

first_img46 Nolan Rise, Brookfield.A five-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a sprawling 1229sq m block of land at Brookfield has sold at auction for more than $1 million.The luxurious home, at 46 Nolan Rise, Brookfield, is in a premier hilltop enclave of Nolan Rise. 46 Nolan Rise, Brookfield.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Brisbane Real Estate – Indooroopilly selling agent Kel Goesch said the home sold under the hammer for $1,026,000 on March 18.Mr Goesch said the starting bid was $980,000, with a small crowd of 15 watching on. He said only two bidders were present during the auction, including a young family who bought the home. 46 Nolan Rise, Brookfield.Mr Goesch said standout features of the home included the north easterly view across Kenmore Hills to Mt Coot-tha.The fully renovated home has an inground swimming pool and ample outdoor entertainment areas both upstairs and down.center_img 46 Nolan Rise, Brookfield.There is a separate lounge and dining room along with a downstairs rumpus or children’s wing.Outside there is an impressive sandstone feature wall and absolute privacy.The home is close to parks, shops and schools.last_img read more

first_imgAustralian oil and gas company Santos has started a flow testing operation at the deeper Baxter reservoir of the Dorado-3 appraisal well offshore W. Australia. The initial flow results have exceeded expectations, according to Santos’ partner Carnarvon.The Noble Tom Prosser jack-up rig; Source: Noble Corp.The Dorado-3 appraisal well – drilled by the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up rig – is located approximately 900 meters northwest of the Dorado-1 discovery made in 2018. The Dorado-3 well has been designed to boost the JV’s confidence in the subsurface characteristics and confirm reservoir productivity.According to Carnarvon Petroleum, which owns a 20% interest in Dorado, the initial clean-up flow rate test over the Baxter Member at the Dorado-3 well was conducted over a twelve-hour period with the flow rate constrained by the surface well test equipment.“The flow rate achieved a maximum possible measured rate of approximately 48 million standard cubic feet (“MM scf”) per day of gas and 4,500 barrels (“bbls”) per day of associated condensate through a 60/64” choke. This is equivalent to approximately 15,300 barrels of oil equivalent (“boe”) per day using Carnarvon’s 4.45 Bscf per MMBoe conversion rate for the Baxter gas. The well test was conducted over an approximate 7.4-meter interval of net Baxter reservoir and importantly was achieved with only 150 psi drawdown,” Carnarvon said on Thursday.Expectations ‘comfortably’ beatenDorado-3 is planned to conduct two flow tests targeting the Caley and Baxter reservoirs, as well as acquiring full-bore core in the Caley, Baxter, Crespin, and Milne Members.Once flow testing operations and data interpretation for both the Baxter and Caley reservoirs have been completed, Carnarvon will be in a position to provide guidance on the projected flow rates that could be expected for less constrained production scale wells.Carnarvon Managing Director, Adrian Cook, said: “The initial results from the Baxter well test have comfortably exceeded our pre-test expectations, with the measured rates being at the surface equipment capacity, indicating the reservoir had the capacity to flow at significantly higher rates.”“The well test has confirmed our assessment that the Baxter reservoir contains a condensate-rich gas capable of flowing at commercial rates with minimal impurities. This flow test information is important to the Joint Venture in terms of selecting a final concept for developing this project.”The Baxter well test will continue for another 24 to 48 hours with multi-rate flow tests and pressure build-ups to gain further important reservoir information. At the completion of the current well test, the Baxter formation will be isolated and operations will start to prepare for testing the Caley reservoir. Current indications are that the Caley well test results will be available in around 10 to 12 days, Carnarvon said.The Dorado-3 well is the second appraisal of the Dorado oil and gas field which was discovered in 2018, labeled the offshore discovery of the year. The field is located approximately 160km north-northeast of Port Hedland in the Bedout Sub-basin in around 95 meters water depth.The Dorado-1 exploration well discovered hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in the Caley, Baxter, Crespin, and Milne Members of the Lower Keraudren Formation.Santos, the operator with an 80% stake in Dorado, said in August that successful Dorado appraisal during the first half of the year resulted in a 68% increase in gross 2C resources to 310 million barrels of oil equivalent.The field is located approximately 160km north-northeast of Port Hedland in the Bedout Sub-basin in around 95 meters water depth.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dictatorship emerging in Grenada, MP alleges by: – March 14, 2012 Michael ChurchST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Former environment minister, Michael Church, claims that Grenada’s prime minister is being used to impose a dictatorship on the country.Church said he previously spoke of the “emergence” of the “dictatorship” at a meeting of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), and also at a cabinet sitting before his resignation from government in 2010.He repeated the “dictatorship” allegation in parliament on Tuesday, saying Prime Minister Tillman Thomas was not the architect of it.“It’s a group of faceless people who understand the psychology of the prime minister and use the face of the prime minister to justify, and give credence, to the creating of that monster,” Church said in his contribution to the 2012 budget debate.He referred to one member of the group as someone who “struts as a turkey cock,” believed by many to be a reference to former NDC chairman Glen Noel, who is now minister of information and national mobilization.Church, MP for the Parish of St John, was one of 11 NDC candidates who won their seats in general elections in 2008.He resigned after being offered a junior ministerial position in a cabinet reshuffle 16 months ago.In presenting the March 9 budget, the finance minister reported on the newly created “Office of the Prime Minister,” which is being headed by a Chief of Staff.“We are seeking to consolidate in one place all persons who hold what may be called political contracts,” Nazim Burke said. “These include advisors, personal assistants and drivers. Hitherto, these persons were provided for under various ministries.”However, Church has raised several concerns about the news structure, questioning its functions and its contribution to the country’s economic development; and asking whether it’s not an attempt to bring political party apparatus into a government structure.“This is a major concern to me,” said Church, who cautioned against “politicizing the public sector.”The parliamentary backbencher appealed to Thomas to “think deeply” about the creation of the new structure that will be led by William Joseph – Grenada’s Ambassador to CARICOM and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States – as the Chief of Staff.“This nation expects you to protect us,” Church said in remarks directed at the prime minister.Caribbean News Now 21 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_imgNenagh Ormond, who started the day in 4th place, defeated Queens 38-25 in Belfast.They scored six tries – Derek Corcoran (2), Lemeki Vaipulu, Fergal Brislane, Mike Fogarty and Peter O’Connor all crossed the line for the victors.Cashel beat Skerries 31-14 at Spafield. They trailed by two points at the break but a strong second-half showing earned them the victory over the Dublin side. Ed Leamy scored two tries for Cashel, Kevin Leamy and Danny Lambe one each as well as being awarded a penalty try.Pat O’Connor kicked three conversions.last_img read more