Northern Oil and Gas acquires acreage in Delaware Basin

first_imgThe acquisition includes 1.1 initial net wells that are expected to spud in late 2020 or early 2021 Northern will acquire stake in 66 net acres. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.) Northern Oil and Gas has announced the acquisition of non-operated interests in the Delaware Basin acreage from an undisclosed seller.The company will acquire stake in 66 net acres, on which 1.1 initial net wells have been proposed in Lea County, New Mexico. EOG Resources is the operator of the assets.Northern estimates that the total acquisition costs as well as the initial development costs on the 1.1 net wells to be nearly $11.9m.Expected to be spud in late 2020 or early 2021, the wells will be turned in line from the second quarter of 2021.Peak production from initial wells expected to be 1,400boe per dayNorthern expects the initial wells to record a monthly peak production of approximately 1,400boe per day late in the second quarter of 2021.In its operations update, the company said that it has seen significant improvement in operations throughout the third quarter of 2020.Northern CEO Nick O’Grady said: “We have been actively building data in the Permian Basin for two years.“The 2020 downturn in the energy sector has made the Permian Basin competitive for the first time, inclusive of acreage costs, on a full cycle return basis with our Williston Basin program.“Coupled with Northern’s Ground Game acquisitions in the Williston, this increased opportunity set should add additional breadth to our strategy as the natural consolidator of non-operated working interests.”In 2018, the company announced that the acquisition of producing assets in North Dakota,  At the time of the acquisition, the assets had production capacity of more than 4,100boe per day.last_img read more

Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on President-Elect Trump’s Healthcare Related Nominations

first_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, praised President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma, MPH as Administrator of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).Representative Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services:“Dr. Price is a good man who cares deeply about patients and their access to quality healthcare,” said Bucshon. “As a physician with firsthand experience caring for patients, a leader on conservative healthcare policy, and Budget Committee Chairman, Dr. Price has both the practical and policy experience to lead the way at HHS. He’s also in a unique position to work with our Republican Congress to fix our nation’s healthcare system.” Seema Verma, MPH as Administrator of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):“Ms. Verma helped usher in Indiana’s success with our market-based, patient-centered alternative to traditional Medicaid – Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0. Her experience with HIP 2.0 and understanding of our healthcare system will undoubtedly be an asset to the new Administration. I’m looking forward to having a partner in Ms. Verma and CMS as we work in the 115th Congress to advance common-sense healthcare policy.”last_img read more

Greencore sells Irish milling stake

first_imgConvenience foods specialist Greencore Group is selling its 50% shareholding in Irish miller the Odlum Group to Origin Enterprises, giving Origin total control.Subject to Competition Authority approval, Greencore will receive a cash payment of €35m (£23.5m) from Origin on completion. Origin will assume the portion of outstanding Odlums’ net debt, currently attributable to Greencore (approximately €10m [£6.7m]). The sale will generate an exceptional profit of about €23m (£15.5m) for Greencore.David Dilger, Greencore chief executive, said: “The sale comes at a time when Odlums is embarking on a programme of mill modernisation. The disposal will enable Greencore to concentrate on development.”last_img read more

Greensky Bluegrass Announces Spring Tour 2017 Dates

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass have just revealed plans for a 17 date spring 2017 tour engagement, which will see the band travel across the country from March 9th through April 1st. The run will start at both South Carolina Music Farm venues (Columbia and Charleston x2), before heading through the Midwest and emerging on the West Coast.The band is already in the throes of a successful winter tour, after releasing their new album Shouted, Written Down & Quoted in the later part of 2016. You can see the band’s new tour schedule below, and head to their website for ticketing details. The pre sale for these new dates starts on Monday, January 23rd at 10 AM Pacific, with the general on-sale the following Friday, January 27th.Greensky Bluegrass Tour Dates3/9 – Music Farm Columbia – Columbia, SC3/10-11 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC3/12 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN3/15 – The Canopy Club – Champaign, IL3/16 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO3/17 – Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI3/18 – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN3/21-22 – Belly Up, Aspen – Aspen, CO3/23 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT3/24 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT3/25 – The Pub Station – Billings, MT3/28 – Knitting Factory [Boise] – Boise, ID3/29 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR3/30 – Showbox Presents – Seattle, WA3/31 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR4/1 – WinterWonderGrass Festival – Olympic Valley, CAlast_img read more

Shining a light on a genius

first_img When Gore was Widener Though razed, the legacy of Harvard’s original library has been kept alive in Cambridge’s official seal Related New tool removes study space stress The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Tagging along on a student-led historical tour Find a Space lets users land the perfect spot across 15 Harvard libraries Three lies and lots of truths on campus In a small glass case beneath the grand dome of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library a collection of ephemera honors Philadelphia-born architect Julian Abele and the major role he played in crafting the signature structure on the Harvard campus, a contribution that until recently had largely gone unacknowledged.Included amid the photos and correspondence are rich drawings sketched in Europe that shine a light on the talent and artistry of Abele, chief designer for the Philadelphia firm of Horace Trumbauer and the first African American student admitted to the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Abele, a gifted architect and artist, went to work for the firm immediately after graduating in 1902 and took over the business when Trumbauer died in 1938. Besides Widener, Abele is credited with designing or contributing to the design of more than 200 buildings, among them the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as much of Duke University’s campus, including its iconic Collegiate Gothic chapel.“We’re so lucky that this beautiful space where we think and work was designed by one of the most accomplished architects of his time,” said Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian Martha Whitehead. “The fact that he was a black man facing discrimination in a virtually all-white profession makes his achievements even more impressive.”,Though credit for Widener’s look had long been attributed to Trumbauer, Abele is now considered instrumental in the design of the library erected in honor of 1907 Harvard graduate Harry Elkins Widener, who died in the early hours of April 15, 1912. The 27-year-old Widener and his parents were returning from Europe aboard the Titanic when it struck an iceberg and sank off the coast of Newfoundland. Widener’s mother, Eleanor, paid for the library and enlisted Trumbauer’s firm to come up with a plan for its design.“We know that Abele’s role as chief designer for the firm meant he had an important role in helping design the building,” said Kate Donovan, associate librarian for public services, who curated the display. Clues in the Harvard University Archives point to Abele’s deep involvement in the project. The glass case contains a copy of a letter from July 17, 1912, written by Trumbauer to Archibald Cary Coolidge, then director of the Harvard University Library, introducing Abele and another colleague from the firm and asking Coolidge to “take up with them the detailed requirements for the new Library Building.” In a subsequent letter dated July 23, Coolidge writes to Trumbauer, “It seems to me that there is no need at all of your coming up here this week. We are all agreed on the plan that your men have worked out as a desirable one.”For years, Abele’s contributions had been hard to pinpoint. Racism played a large part in his lack of recognition, as did the fact that he rarely signed any of his early designs, said Donovan. But experts agree Abele’s imprint on Widener is unmistakable. A skilled artist as well as an architect, Abele studied and trained in the Beaux Arts style in Europe, where he honed his eye, his hand, and his devotion to detail. To see his influence at Widener, said Donovan, all one has to do is look up at the dome’s finely sculpted interior and various flourishes, including the intimate zodiac signs circling the ceiling in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room and the carved stone tablet above the library’s main door, featuring the marks of the 15th-century printers Caxton, Rembolt, Aldus, and Fust and Schöffer.,“I think you can really see his artistry,” said Donovan. “I see his name in a lot of those fine details.”Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor and director of Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, agrees that Abele’s contributions had been too long overlooked.“Julian Abele represents the history of African American achievement in architecture that has too often been buried but that is now, finally, coming into the light,” Gates said. “It is only appropriate that his genius in designing Widener Library, this unmatched home for generations of scholars — of veritas — is getting its truthful and overdue recognition.”,That recognition is laid out in the display, established in 2018, in which the achievements of the man who once remarked “I lived in the shadows,” are now in plain view.Donovan said she considers Widener the heart of the University and sees Abele as the person “responsible for that.”“Recognizing Julian Abele and his role in our history is extremely important,” said Whitehead. “It is our responsibility to honor him, and it was with that in mind that we mounted an exhibit in the library he designed.”last_img read more

Keeping Patients Safer with Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

first_img Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:53Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -2:53 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. The low-latency, high performance private cloud foundation integrates Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Dell EMC PowerScale storage. The core of the system is a Hadoop cluster residing on Dell EMC PowerEdge R540 and R640 servers running demanding AI workloads including intensive machine learning and statistical algorithms. It also includes Kubernetes and machine learning workloads running on PowerEdge 740 servers with NVIDIA® GPUs. According to David, “Our partnership with Dell Technologies allows us to take advantage of the full breadth and depth of their compute, storage, networking and security solutions. Dell Technologies offers best-of-breed solutions in all these categories.”The team also uses VMware® vCenter™ and VMware vSphere™ Enterprise Plus to manage virtualized server resources and optimize server performance, along with Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise and iDRAC.   The PowerScale OneFS distributed file system provides management for the storage infrastructure. This combination helps the team easily deploy, monitor and manage system updates and add new technologies. “OpenManage Enterprise offers a complete view of all the servers in our infrastructure,” David explains. “It’s an easy-to-use, centralized management tool that gives us the transparency to detect and address issues as soon as they occur. Through OpenManage Enterprise, we can ensure that our PowerEdge infrastructure is at the optimal firmware patch level. We maintain control not just over the operating system security patches, but over server security overall.”The ease of management also allowed Medacist to onboard more customers with minimal headcount increase. As David reports, “As we grew from 600 to over 2,000 clients, we were able to minimize growth in management overhead while delivering the scalability and performance our increased workloads required thanks to our Dell Technologies infrastructure.”  The complete solution has also reduced data processing lag time from 24 hours to just five minutes. It also provides 99.99% uptime, which has saved Medacist millions of dollars by upholding client service level agreements (SLAs). Delivering better accuracy with shorter processing timesMedacist specializes in drug-diversion analytics, a specialized healthcare service for identifying unusual patterns that could indicate possible abuse. The company’s Genesis healthcare data platform applies data analytics — including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) — to vast amounts of data from a variety of sources throughout a drug’s lifecycle.Reliable, scalable and high-performing compute and storage solutions are mission-critical for Medacist. When the company needed to integrate multiple storage and analytics systems onto a shared data plane, David J. Brzozowski, Jr., Chief Technology Officer at Medacist, turned to Dell Technologies. By partnering with Dell Technologies for their infrastructure modernization project in support of the Genesis healthcare data platform, Medacist is now able to deliver new insights to more clients, faster than ever before.last_img read more

Renewables, geography make it feasible for Texas to quit coal, Rice study finds

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Houston Chronicle:Texas might have the perfect environment to quit coal for good.Texas is one of the only places—potentially in the world—where the natural patterns of wind and sun could produce power around the clock, according to new research from Rice University.Scientists found that between wind energy from West Texas and the Gulf Coast, and solar energy across the state, Texas could meet a significant portion of its electricity demand from renewable power without extensive battery storage. The reason: These sources generate power at different times of day, meaning that coordinating them could replace production from coal-fired plants.“There is nowhere else in the world better positioned to operate without coal than Texas is,” said Dan Cohan an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University who co-authored the report with a student, Joanna Slusarewicz. “Wind and solar are easily capable of picking up the slack.”Texas is the largest producer of wind energy in the United States, generating about 18 percent of its electricity from wind. Most of the state’s wind turbines are located in West Texas, where the wind blows the strongest at night and in the early spring, when demand is low. The resource, however, can be complemented by turbines on the Gulf Coast, where wind produces the most electricity on late afternoons in the summer, when power demand is the highest. Solar energy, a small, but rapidly growing segment of the state’s energy mix, also has the advantage of generating power when it is needed most — hot, sunny summer afternoons.Coal still generates about 25 percent of the state’s power, but its share is shrinking. Since 2007, coal used in generating electricity has decreased 36 percent. Last year, Vistra Energy of Dallas shut down three coal-fired plants in Texas, citing changing economics in the power industry that make it difficult for coal to compete.More: Texas has enough sun and wind to quit coal, Rice researchers say Renewables, geography make it feasible for Texas to quit coal, Rice study findslast_img read more

Tech companies call for more renewable energy in Virginia utility’s resource plan

first_imgTech companies call for more renewable energy in Virginia utility’s resource plan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):A letter from 10 technology companies targeting Dominion Energy Inc.’s future resources plan may be the first domino to fall in the sector’s push for more renewables to run their energy-hungry data centers.For the first time, cloud computing and internet companies may have the upper hand over utilities when it comes to increasing renewable power generation, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in a May 13 note. As the world’s biggest consumer of electricity, the technology sector is looking to its sources of energy as a clear-cut way to demonstrate its sustainability initiatives amid pressure from customers, investors and governments.However, tech giants’ efforts to meet their environmental, social and governance goals have come face-to-face with their electricity providers’ energy portfolios, which often times relies on fossil fuels. Fitch Solutions notes that tech companies’ financial clout could push their utilities to start divesting from coal and gas.“Where tech companies are now the dominant customer and have the cash and the longevity to reliably pay up-front for future power suppliers, some power companies will begin to see their future investment strategies being dictated by external influences for the first time,” Fitch Solutions said.These differences could play out in Virginia, where a number of companies have located data centers. On May 1, 2018, Dominion’s local utility Dominion Energy Virginia doing business as Virginia Electric and Power Co. proposed its latest 15-year integrated resource plan to state regulators. Dominion plans to add about 3,670 MW of natural gas capacity and 4,720 MW of solar generation by 2033, but Fitch Solutions said some of the utility’s priorities, such as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC, which would in part supply gas to the company’s power plants and an expected slow phase-in of the new solar resources do not mesh with tech companies’ sustainability goals.That prompted a slew of tech companies including Apple Inc., Amazon Web Services Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and Microsoft Corp. to sign a letter criticizing Dominion’s plan. While gas is technically the least expensive option right now, pairing solar with storage will likely become the more affordable option for power companies, particularly as energy efficiency technology continues to improve, the tech firms said in their May 8 letter.More ($): Fitch Solutions: Tech giants may have power over utilities on energy sourcinglast_img read more

LI LGBT Community Defiant In Wake Of Orlando Terror Attack

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Rashed Mian and Christopher TwarowskiWith the nation reeling in the wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and biggest terror attack since 9/11, members of the Long Island LGBT community expressed sorrow, solidarity and defiance Sunday, resolving to honor those murdered by refusing to allow hatred to alter their way of life.At least 50 people were murdered early Sunday morning at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., known as a hotspot for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, when a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle. The attacker, Omar Mateen, 29, of Port Saint Lucie, allegedly declared allegiance to Islamist terror group ISIS during the assault, according to still-developing news reports.In an address to the nation Sunday afternoon, President Barack Obama characterized the massacre as an attack against all Americans and the subject of an open investigation by federal law enforcement agencies.“This was an act of terror, and an act of hate,” he said. “This could have been any one of our communities.”The killings are a “reminder that attacks on any American…is an attack on all of us,” continued Obama, stating that no act “of hate or terror will ever change who we are.”“In the face of hate and violence, we will love one another,” he added. “We will stand together as Americans.”More than 300 members and supporters of the local LGBT community showed unity with victims and their families, taking their defiance of fear and prejudice to the streets of Sayville in a “Visibility Walk” Sunday afternoon, carrying signs, pride flags and wearing rainbow-colored sashes.Collectively, they vowed to stand united in the face of violence and bigotry.Dean Carter, 23, a member of the LGBT group Pride For Youth, who moved from Orlando to Uniondale last year, told the Press that though he’d heard rumors of Orlando as being a potential terror target in the past, the news of the bloodbath at the gay club still hit him as a surprise.“To me, it’s kind of shocking, because people always say, ‘Orlando is a target,’ but, Orlando has never actually been the target of a terror attack, and usually, it’s aimed at Disney [World],” he said in a parking lot across from the Visibility Walk’s starting point, the Sayville LIRR train station. “For it to be aimed at a gay club…is kind of shocking to me.”Carter’s grandparents reside near Pulse nightclub, which he described as one of the most popular gay clubs in the city. Obama characterized the club as a “place of solidarity and empowerment” in his remarks, a sentiment echoed by others at the first-of-its-kind walk in Sayville Sunday.“Many of the gathering spots for our community are rooted in nightclubs and bars,” explained Erin Furey, a founding member of LGBTQA+ Visibility Coalition, a local gay and transgender advocacy rights group, after the parade.Furey lamented the lack of “safe places” for the LGBT community nationwide.“We live in a world, a country, and on an island, where trying to find a safe place is of dire importance,” she said.That void–and anti-gay rhetoric–breeds intolerance, she continued.“It really circles back to what happened today, because when social institutions and laws and governments, and people with a lot of influence, send a larger message that LGBT people are not okay, it does allow people to justify horrific acts of violence,” added Furey.David Kilmnick, CEO of LGBT Network, an LI-based gay rights group, stressed the need for tougher legislation protecting this community.“The deplorable act of violence that targeted the LGBT community and stole 50 lives and left scores of others injured, is a painful reminder of the gate and bias that continues to plague our country,” he said in a statement following the attack. “Our hearts and minds are joined with all the family, friends, and loved ones who are mourning today.”Joanna Morena, of Ronkonkoma, another co-founder of LGBTQA+ Visibility Coalition, told the Press she woke up to the horrific news of the massacre via social media, and immediately called her mother, who was in tears.The full significance of Sunday’s “Visibility Walk” and the full weight of the attack hit Morena and her wife hard as she drove to Sayville to join the march.“It just hit home how important walks like this are,” she explained. “To really be visible, be out, even informally, because, as far as far as we’ve come as a community, our transgender brothers and sisters are still without basic protections, and still, unfortunately, and apparently, still subject to attacks.”“When a tragedy like this happens,” she added, “we need to be together.”last_img read more