Magners League Semi-finals Verdict

first_imgMunster dominated the set-piece, too, getting the rub of the green at scrum time and disrupting the Ospreys lineout, particularly in the first half, so that the Welsh side couldn’t get decent first-phase ball.Spent force? Munster’s scrum is not as feared as it once wasDanny Barnes scored both Munster’s tries but as Paul O’Connell said they “left a few tries out there” and they will need to raise their game to get past Leinster in two weeks, especially with the men in blue likely to have the edge over a Munster pack that is something of a fading unit.Tony McGahan did a great job of painting Munster as underdogs, the tag that they’re most comfortable with, when saying: “We’ll probably be facing the Heineken Cup champions in two weeks’ time. It’ll be a different situation for us to be underdogs at home in a final.”Munster will want a return to the typical fiery atmosphere at Thomond Park, something that was missing on Saturday night with both end terraces and plenty of seats empty. Selling these semi-finals to fans is something the Magners League needs to look at in coming seasons. TAGS: LeinsterMunsterOspreysUlster Flying the flag: Munster and Leinster fans will be showing their support on Saturday 28 MayBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorSO THE Magners League Grand Final is decided; it will be an all-Ireland affair between Munster and Leinster, the top two in the end-of-season table going head-to-head at Thomond Park on Saturday 28 May.Worrying times: Brian O’Driscoll has a knee injuryLeinster sealed their place with an 18-3 win over Ulster on Friday night. It was a comfortable win for the Dubliners as they managed to cut open Ulster’s defence with relative ease. What was not so comfortable for Leinster fans was the steady succession of players leaving the field injured, Brian O’Driscoll, Mike Ross and Richardt Strauss the three of most concern, especially with the Heineken Cup final less than a week away.Ulster made life difficult for themselves with poor execution, too many spilled balls and turnovers giving a Leinster team the opportunity to counter-attack.As for Munster, they should have beaten the Ospreys by far more than 18-11. They dominated possession and territory to such an extent that the only time the Ospreys got into the Munster 22 was when they scored a late try through Richard Fussell. In fact, the Ospreys didn’t show the attacking intent that brought them more tries than any other team in the regular league season until the final ten minutes. By then the game was already lost.The Ospreys commitment in defence must be applauded and to limit Munster to just 18 points in such a one-sided game was quite an achievement, but big questions need to be addressed about their game plan when they had the ball. Why continually kick to a back three containing Doug Howlett, Keith Earls and Felix Jones? They are all players who welcome the chance to run it back – and they run it back well more to the point. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Simple geography makes it difficult and a week is extremely short notice to book flights and accommodation, and tends to make it more expensive. The Ospreys sold only 14 tickets to the game! Perhaps the clubs could step in to offer chartered flights or subsidised hotel rooms – it’s clear no one benefits from subdued atmospheres like the one at Thomond Park. They need to make the play-offs a big occasion, as the Aviva Premiership has managed to do, even if that means naming a final venue at the start of the season and trying to draw fans from all 12 competing teams.That’s for the future, though. At least with an all-Ireland final this time the Grand Final should get the packed stadium it deserves.last_img read more

FEMA deadline for federal hurricane aid fast approaching

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Help is available in many languages. Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST, seven days a week. Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply. TAGSFEMAHurricane Irma Previous articleA History of Veterans DayNext articleClerk’s office hosting a ThanksGIVING hurricane relief drive Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Online at DisasterAssistance.gov. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear center_img Please enter your name here You may also visit a Disaster Recovery Center. A list of DRCs is available on the FEMA Mobile App, online at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the FEMA Helpline.FEMA specialists are in the DRCs to answer your questions about how to register for federal disaster assistance, explain what’s happening with your application and give tips on how you can get help for damage your insurance does not cover.After registering with FEMA, you may apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan. Go online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. SBA representatives also are available at disaster recovery centers.For more recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL, or follow us @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and on FEMA’s Facebook page. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Two weeks remain for homeowners, renters, and businesses in Florida to apply for disaster assistanceFrom the Federal Emergency Management Agency If you are a Florida homeowner, renter or business owner who sustained property damage or loss caused by Hurricane Irma you have two weeks left to register and apply for federal disaster assistance.The deadline to register for assistance from FEMA and to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Friday, November 24th, 2017.Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but eligible homeowners and renters may be able to receive money from FEMA for losses not covered by insurance to help pay for basic home repairs, temporary rental assistance and other needs such as replacing personal property. FEMA Individual Assistance is grant money that does not have to be repaid.You may register in one of the following ways: You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Information is available in ASL at: fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/videos/111546.last_img read more

Apopka Police Department Arrest Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3/23/2021COCAINE-TRAFFIC 28 GRAMS LESS THAN 150 KG COCAINE OR MIXTUREANCRUM, DUBORIS MAURICEAPOPKA  23 Please enter your name here 3/26/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKESARGENT, LEONIDUS CELLINIAPOPKA 29 19 27 3/23/2021MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSEMORALES-GUTIERREZ, GUSTAVO MARIELAPOPKA 3/23/2021DRUGS-POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTIONANCRUM, DUBORIS MAURICEAPOPKA  31 43 3/23/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKECASTANON-HERNANDEZ, ZEILA PAOLAEUSTIS 3/28/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGSCORONADO-AGUILAR, ELDER EDIONAIAPOPKA 3/23/2021POSSESSION OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELONANCRUM, DUBORIS MAURICEAPOPKA  46 33 3/25/2021OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT SEMINOLE COUNTYSANCHEZ MORALES, ERICKA GLENDYAPOPKA 3/29/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKEHARRISON, SHARON LEEAPOPKA 3/28/2021HIT AND RUN LEAVE SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVE DAMAGE TO PROPGONZALEZ-VELASQUEZ, EVER ELADIOAPOPKA 49 21 46 3/27/2021OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANTGRAY, JOHN LEEORLANDO 3/27/2021SMUGGLE CONTRABAND CTRL SUB DEFINED IN S.893.02(4) CO DETN FACILMULLINS, GINA MARIE APOPKA  3/26/2021AGGRAV ASSLT – WEAPON W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILLSMITH, WILLIE B APOPKA 3/25/2021MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP HABITUAL OFFENDERPAEZ, JONATHAN RAYMOND APOPKA 3/26/2021AGGRAV ASSLT – WEAPON W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL MOTOR VEHICLE (DOMESTIC)NESS-BEITH, SUSAN JO APOPKA 3/26/2021WEAPON OFFENSE IMPROPER EXHIBIT FIREARM OR DANGEROUS WEAPONSMITH, WILLIE B APOPKA 29 3/23/2021ROBBERY BY SUDDEN SNATCHING WO FIREARM OR WEAPONCASTANON-HERNANDEZ, ZEILA PAOLAEUSTIS 3/28/2021MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSECORONADO-AGUILAR, ELDER EDIONAIAPOPKA 3/24/2021TRESPASSING OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCESTEPP, CAZ GREGORY APOPKA 28 33 3/26/2021FIRING WEAPON IN PUBLIC OR ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTYSMITH, WILLIE B APOPKA 3/23/2021DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH- $1000 OR MORECASTANON-HERNANDEZ, ZEILA PAOLAEUSTIS 50 3/26/2021LARC PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSEGOFF, SCOTT RYAN EUSTIS 44 61 3/27/2021DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USEMULLINS, GINA MARIE APOPKA  3/28/2021MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSEGONZALEZ-VELASQUEZ, EVER ELADIOAPOPKA 3/29/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKEARRIAGA, LORENZO ANTONIOAPOPKA 3/23/2021SEMINOLE COUNTY WARRANTWILKERSON, JAMALL LAMONTEUSTIS  29 46 63 29 35 20 Please enter your comment! 33 3/25/2021LARC PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 MORE LT 750 DOLSBROWN, BRIELLE CACHE`PINE HILLS 3/23/2021LARC PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSELAWRENCE, DAVID JAMES APOPKA 54 3/25/2021RESIST OFFICER OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCEMIRANDA PEREZ, CAESAR APOPKA 29 3/23/2021EVIDENCE-DESTROYING ALTER DESTROY CONCEAL REMO REC DOC PHYS EVIDENCEANCRUM, DUBORIS MAURICEAPOPKA  The Anatomy of Fear 26 3/27/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKECONFIDENTIAL – JUVENIILEAPOPKA 3/27/2021DRUGS-POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTIONMULLINS, GINA MARIE APOPKA  57 APD Arrest Report for March 23rd-29thThe Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics:Calls For Service                          1,590Traffic Citations                                31Crash Reports                                  25Arrests                                            27 32 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 61  Arrest DateChargesNameCity 3/27/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH REFUSE TO SUBMIT DUI TEST AFTER LIC SUSPLAWRENCE, DAVID JAMES APOPKA 29 35 3/25/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH DUI INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGSPAEZ, JONATHAN RAYMOND APOPKA 37 3/25/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGSRITA, RICHARD VINCENTAPOPKA 3/23/2021SMUGGLE CONTRABAND CTRL SUB DEFINED IN S.893.02(4) CO DETN FACILANCRUM, DUBORIS MAURICEAPOPKA  38 3/26/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKESMITH, WILLIE B APOPKA LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 26 29 3/27/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH DUI INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGSLAWRENCE, DAVID JAMES APOPKA Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 38 3/23/2021DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USEANCRUM, DUBORIS MAURICEAPOPKA  32 3/26/2021CRUELTY TOWARD CHILD ABUSE CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARMSMITH, WILLIE B APOPKA Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 3/25/2021OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANTBROWNING, JAMILA DANAAPOPKA TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleBig Tech loves using Wikipedia. Now, the free site is planning an enterprise product.Next articleDeSantis’ pending ‘vaccine passport’ ban could pit individual rights against property rights Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 3/23/2021BURG- OCCUPIED CONVEYANCE UNARMED NOT PARTSCASTANON-HERNANDEZ, ZEILA PAOLAEUSTIS 3/27/2021TRESPASSING FAIL TO LEAVE PROPERTY UPON ORDER BY OWNERWILCZYNSKI, KIMBERLY DEVON APOPKA 3/25/2021AGGRAV BATTERY OFFENDER KNEW/SHOULD HAVE KNOWN VICT PREGNANTOLVERA, ENRIQUE UMATILLA 3/23/2021COCAINE-POSSESS POSSESS COCAINEANCRUM, DUBORIS MAURICEAPOPKA  Age 61 16 46 29 46 3/28/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKESANTANA-MEDINA, YADIER EMILIOSANFORD Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 46 3/25/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKEGANNON, ALBERT JOHNAPOPKA 28 29 37 3/27/2021FRAUD-IMPERSONATE FALSE ID GIVEN TO LEOGRAY, JOHN LEEORLANDO 46last_img

Moldovans protest rate hikes, right-wing violence

first_imgOn July 31, armed police and private security guards carrying semiautomatic weapons attacked Liberty Township, a tent city set up by dozens of protesters in Chișinău, Moldova, outside the home of wealthy oligarch and political kingmaker Vladimir Plahotniuc. The private security forces were especially brutal, and many people were injured. Several activists were arrested.Protest organizer Grigory Petrenko dragged away from oligarch’s home by police in Chișinău, Moldova, July 31.Photo: Grenada.mdProtest organizers have called for revoking the licenses of private security firms Argus S and GSS and for the resignation of Interior Minister Oleg Balan, who praised the police action. (Grenada.md, Aug. 4)The tent city, which included whole families, had been set up July 24 to protest steep price hikes for electricity and natural gas — austerity measures backed by Plahotniuc and the ruling “Alliance for European Integration.” Protests also spread to other towns and villages in the former Soviet republic of 3.5 million people, which is sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania.On July 18, the National Agency for Energy Regulation (ANRE), a government agency, recommended increasing electricity rates by 37 percent and natural gas rates by 15 percent. Hikes in water and heating oil prices are also planned.Moldova’s currency has sharply depreciated in recent years, causing hardship for poor and working people, as pro-Western politicians cut off trade with Russia. While most Moldovan oligarchs have their money invested outside the country, agricultural and manufacturing workers dependent on the Russian market were hit especially hard.As in neighboring Ukraine, Chișinău’s right-wing government seeks to sell off the country’s resources and impoverish workers and farmers in a bid to join the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance. Moldovan authorities have also shown a growing willingness to repress any signs of dissent.During 2014’s parliamentary election campaign, and faced with the possibility of a left-wing, anti-EU majority, the governing right-wing alliance and oligarch-dominated media took a page from their Kiev allies’ playbook, labelling any and all opposition as “Russian agents.”Two young anti-fascist leaders, Pavel Grygorchuk and Mikhail Amberg, were arrested in November and held for six months as political prisoners, first in jail and then under house arrest. Grygorchuk is editor of the communist website Grenada.md, and both activists are leaders of the Red Bloc Party founded in May.The witch-hunt continues today. Vlad Filat, chair of the Liberal Democratic Party, part of the government coalition, took to the airwaves to condemn the rate-hike protesters as “destabilizing the situation in the country.”“Early elections – this is the clear goal of the protests. They want to stop our European path,” Filat charged. (Publika.md, Aug. 3)Website Publika.md, controlled by oligarch Plahotniuc, published a scare-mongering editorial against Liberty Township organizer and Red Bloc Party chairperson Grigory Petrenko on Aug. 5, as well as other articles implying that the protests are “coordinated by external forces” — code words for Russia.Protest spread nationwideAfter a local appeals court ruled July 31 in favor of Plahotniuc’s demand to dismantle the tent city, cops and security guards moved in immediately, violating the rights of protesters who had planned to appeal the case to the country’s Supreme Court.When activists attempted to regroup outside Plahotniuc’s mansion on Aug. 1, they were met by a violent right-wing mob, which organizers say included private security forces out of uniform. Such tactics echo the rise of fascist groups in Ukraine. (Omega Media Group, Aug. 1)Daily protests are being held outside the ANRE headquarters in Chișinău, where six hundred petitions against the utility rate hikes were gathered in a single day. Among the popular slogans are “Down with the thieves in Parliament” and “Jail Plahotniuc!” (Omega Media Group, July 27)“We believe the tariff increase is unreasonable,” one protester told Omega. “We have nothing more to pay for gas and electricity. We also want to live like human beings.” Protests have continued since the repression in Chișinău and spread across the country.In response to the growing protest movement, the government was forced to take a step back on Aug. 5, when a meeting of the Supreme Security Council decided to make “categorical recommendations” for revision of the tariff on natural gas, Grenada reports. Activist Pavel Grygorchuk cautioned that this was meant to soothe public discontent while the regime prepares repression against protest leaders.“We are not going to stop,” Red Bloc leader Grigory Petrenko said at a news conference. “Our protests will continue. (Grenada.md, Aug. 3)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New coalition forms to resist fascist attacks

first_imgDetroit – While the political basis for fascist activity has long existed within the imperialist system dominant in the U.S., it has been on the resurgence in recent years. Based in white supremacist ideology and the colonial experience, fascist activity has been on a steady uptick during the presidency of Barack Obama. Now, the election of Donald Trump has given the far right increased boldness and perceived legitimacy.Arising from a history of intense national oppression and class exploitation going back centuries, the racists and bigots are on the offensive in the public political sphere once again, not seen on such a scale for many decades.In the face of this reality, communities are organizing. In Detroit, workers of all ages and backgrounds have initiated an effort called the Michigan People’s Defense Network. With the tagline of “Resisting white supremacy and fascism everywhere!” it is a rebuke to potential fascist organizing and racist attacks in southeast Michigan.The network’s first meeting was convened in a packed room of 50 or more people on Dec. 10. They pledged to provide material solidarity wherever possible to those who have become or fear becoming victim to fascist violence or aggression. Whether offering escorts, scrubbing racist graffiti off property or simply providing refuge, the People’s Defense Network pledges resistance. Its meetings have been ongoing, with the next set for Feb. 4.The coalition agrees that all sectors of the working class must be involved in creating a united front as the political and economic crisis deepens and the struggle becomes more intense. Donald Trump and the emergence of the so-called “alt-right” are symptoms of this crisis and must be met with resistance.Similar groups have been forming across the country, and the struggle is intensifying around the globe. Building solidarity and people’s power is the answer to this right-wing offensive.For more information, contact [email protected] and facebook.com/MichiganPeoplesDefenseNetwork. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

McGuinness says he never killed anyone or was responsible for anyones death

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released News Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 22, 2011 Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleX-ray services to be restored at Donegal and Killybegs Community HospitalsNext articleNash family will not accept Bloody Sunday compensation News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Martin McGuinness says he never killed anyone during his time in the IRA – nor was he indirectly responsible for the deaths of anyone.The Sinn Fein presidential candidate was speaking following speculation about the role he played during his time in the IRA in the 1970s.Yesterday, Government Minister Phil Hogan said he did not think it would be good for Ireland for Martin McGuinness to become President, as he carried too much “baggage”.Broadcaster Gay Byrne last night called the former Northern First Minister a “consistent liar”.Mister McGuinness directly answered questions about his role in the IRA, when speaking to reporters in Cork this morning….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/12mgui1.mp3[/podcast] Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter McGuinness says he never killed anyone or was responsible for anyones death Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

NCDRC Closes Till May 4; Urgent Cases To Be Mentioned Before President [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesNCDRC Closes Till May 4; Urgent Cases To Be Mentioned Before President [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 April 2020 9:07 AMShare This – xIn view of extension of the lockdown, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has decided to remain closed until May 4. In a notification for the same, the Joint Registrar intimated that the Commission’s Registry will remain closed till May 4. Further, all cases listed between April 16 and May 4, 2020 have been adjourned to be taken up during the summer vacation,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of extension of the lockdown, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has decided to remain closed until May 4. In a notification for the same, the Joint Registrar intimated that the Commission’s Registry will remain closed till May 4. Further, all cases listed between April 16 and May 4, 2020 have been adjourned to be taken up during the summer vacation, from June 1 till June 17. However, the Commission has clarified that matters requiring extremely urgent hearing may be mentioned before the President, NCDRC at 11 am at his residential office. Further, the court staff has been instructed to work from home and the Commission has cautioned that not attending telephone calls/mobile calls at the relevent time will be viewed seriously. Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/5/19

first_imgFebruary 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/5/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBoston 103, Cleveland 96L.A. Clippers 117, Charlotte 115Indiana 136, L.A. Lakers 94Detroit 105, N.Y. Knicks 92Toronto 119, Philadelphia 107Memphis 108, Minnesota 106Oklahoma City 132, Orlando 122Miami 118, Portland 108NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 3, N.Y. Islanders 1Washington 3, Vancouver 2Carolina 4, Pittsburgh 0L.A. Kings 5, New Jersey 1SO Buffalo 5, Minnesota 4St. Louis 3, Florida 2SO Vegas 3, Tampa Bay 2Montreal 4, Anaheim 1Nashville 5, Arizona 2OT San Jose 3, Winnipeg 2Columbus 6, Colorado 3Chicago 6, Edmonton 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(1) Tennessee 72, Missouri 60(2) Duke 80, Boston College 55(5) Kentucky 76, South Carolina 48(7) Michigan 77, Rutgers 65(8) North Carolina 113, NC State 96Illinois 79, (9) Michigan St. 74St. John’s 70, (10) Marquette 69Kansas St. 74, (13) Kansas 67(22) Florida St. 80, Syracuse 62Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Total-led consortium enters North Ras Kanayis block, offshore Egypt

first_img The exploration block spans an area of 4,550km2. (Credit: wasi1370 from Pixabay) A consortium led by French energy major Total has signed an exploration and production agreement with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding (EGAS) for the North Ras Kanayis block, offshore Egypt.Contained in the Herodotus Basin in the Mediterranean Sea, the exploration block spans an area of 4,550km2. It is located from 5km-150 km from the shore, with water depths in the range of 50m-3,200m.According to Total, the Herodotus Basin is an underexplored area. The offshore block in the basin is expected to see a 3D seismic campaign taken up by the partners during the first three years of the agreement.In the consortium, Total is the operator with a stake of 35%. Its partners include Royal Dutch Shell with a 30% stake, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) with a 25% stake, and Tharwa with a 10% stake.Total exploration senior vice president Kevin McLachlan said: ‘‘Total is pleased to further strengthen its Eastern Mediterranean position as an operator of this exploration and production agreement.“We are excited by the exploration potential of the North Ras Kanayis Offshore block. It reinforces our presence in Egypt, following a gas discovery made in July 2020 with the Bashrush well on the North El Hammad license, to be developed through a tie-in to nearby existing infrastructure.”In the North El Hammad license, Total has a working interest of 25%.The block’s operator is Eni with 37.5% stake, while another oil and gas major BP holds a stake of 37.5%. The license is located in the Great Nooros Area in the Nile Delta, 11km off the Egyptian coast. The exploration block will see a 3D seismic campaign taken up by the consortium during the first three yearslast_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Munson Lab is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate to workon NIH-funded projects involving immunity. The applicant willcontribute to an NCATS-funded ImmuneChip project involving thedevelopment of a human lymph node on a chip as well as projectsinvolving targeted immunotherapies in cancer. The specific workinvolves the implementation and testing of microfluidic systems, 3Dmulticellular tissue engineering involving endothelial, stromal,and immune cells, and probing patterning and immune-relatedoutcomes. The candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team ofinvestigators, including clinicians, clinical trialists, chemists,and bioengineers, spanning multiple institutions. The candidate isexpected to take a leadership role on the primary ImmuneChipproject through presentations, drafting of manuscripts, andmentorship of students involved in the project.Required QualificationsA Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biology, Immunology, or similararea.Mammalian cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, live cell imaging,tissue engineering, immunostaining, cytokine analysis (ELISA,Multiplex, etc.). Track record of publications and presentations.Experience in mentorship and/or teaching. Commitment to diversity,inclusion and equity.Preferred QualificationsMicrofluidics, Flow cytometry, primary cell culture, animalhandling and experimentation, biomaterials use/manipulation, andimage analysis. Work with immune cells or in immune-related fieldsis preferred.Pay BandAppointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with experienceReview Date08/03/2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Pamela Stell [email protected] during regular business hours at least10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: December 3, 2020Applications close:last_img read more