The drilling of the two infill wells forms part of a wider programme of planned activity, covering seven wells over the course of 2020 Rockrose Energy development drilling campaign. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay.) Rockrose Energy plc (LSE: RRE) (the “Company”), the independent oil and gas company, is pleased to announce the first of two infill development wells at West Brae (RockRose 40% and operator) has successfully completed and is delivering in line with expectations.Following completion of this well, the Noble Houston Colbert jack-up drilling rig spudded the second planned well at West Brae yesterday evening. Designated WPGZ and WPOZ, the wells are designed to access over 3 MMbbl of net 2P reserves and add net production of 2,500 bopd.The drilling of the two infill wells forms part of a wider programme of planned activity, covering seven wells over the course of 2020. The programme is aimed at enhancing production by over 8,500 boepd (net) this year and next, as the Company seeks to convert 2C resources to 2P reserves and deliver extended field life.At the end of February, Rockrose was debt-free with net cash of £272.1 million (equivalent to £20.75 per share) of which £39.5 million was restricted. Final results for 2019 are expected to be published the week beginning 23rd March 2020.Commenting, Andrew Austin, Rockrose, Executive Chairman, said: “The drilling of the first of two RockRose-operated infill wells at West Brae has been completed as planned. The rig has now moved to the second well, which remains on target to deliver first production in Q2. These wells form part of a wider programme aimed at creating significant value for shareholders, including increased production, the conversion of resources to reserves and extending field life.” Source: Company Press Release
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IL for www.theindianalawyer.comA former state employee who claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on questionable payment practices in the Indiana Department of Environment Management will bring her case before the Indiana Supreme Court next week, when she will urge the justices to allow her complaint against the state agency to continue.Oral arguments in Suzanne E. Esserman v. Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 49S02-1704-PL-189, are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday before the high court. Suzanne Esserman, who was fired from her position with IDEM in January 2014, has rejected the state’s claim she was let go due to poor work performance.Instead, Esserman said IDEM fired her after she began asking questions about submitted invoices and receipts in the agency’s Excess Liability Trust Fund program. The former state worker claims she refused to rubber stamp approvals for payment through the ELTF division, which led to her discharge.The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned the dismissal of Esserman’s whistleblower complaint in December, and on Thursday she will take her case to the Supreme Court in the hopes of receiving a ruling that will one day allow her to return to work for the state.The court will hear two additional oral arguments on Thursday. First, at 9 a.m., the justices will consider whether Pizza Hut can be held liable for the death of a man whose death was caused, in part, by a Pizza Hut delivery driver striking his scooter.The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in September the negligent hiring claim against Pizza Hut in the case of Dale Sedam, Kim Sedam, and Bryan Norris, as co-personal representatives of the Estate of David C. Hamblin, deceased v. 2JR Pizza Enterprises, LLC doing business as Pizza Hut, 39S05-1703-CT-00171, can continue.Then at 9:45, the court will hear the case of Will Thomas v. State of Indiana, 27S02-1703-CR-000170. In that case, the Indiana Court of Appeals overturned Will Thomas’ conviction for Class A felony dealing in a narcotic drug after holding the drugs found in his mouth should be excluded under the “fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine.”Thursday’s oral arguments will be the first held without Justice Robert Rucker, who retires today after nearly 18 years on the Supreme Court bench. Gov. Eric Holcomb is in the process of selecting Rucker’s replacement from a trio of finalists – Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael, Wabash Superior Judge Christopher Goff and Boone Superior Judge Matthew Kincaid.Chief Justice Loretta Rush sent a letter to Holcomb detailing the finalists’ qualifications on April 26. Holcomb now has 60 days from that date to select Indiana’s next justice.
Dead & Company continues to build momentum ahead of their upcoming summer tour by gradually sharing official audio and video footage from the band’s 2017 fall and 2018 winter tours. So far, the band has released pro-shot videos of “Deep Elem Blues”, “If I Had The World to Give“, “Eyes Of The World“, “Iko Iko“, “Greatest Story Ever Told“, and “Shakedown Street“, “Man Smart, Women Smarter“, “The Other One”, and “El Paso”.Dead & Company’s latest release from their video vault rollout features the band’s performance of “Throwing Stones”, played at their February 28th, 2018 concert at Sunrise, FL’s BB&T Center, located in Broward County. The county had been under the national microscope since a horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers just a few weeks earlier on February 14th. In the wake of the tragic events, the school’s brave students galvanized the country into action, actively challenging lawmakers to institute common-sense gun control measures.Just like the rest of the country, the members of Dead & Company were amazed at the courage and fortitude of these kids, and they took the opportunity to thoroughly recognize them while they were in town. The band invited a large group of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to the performance, taking the time to get to know them beforehand. As the band remarked when they posted their setlist after the show, “They all love each other, Lord can you see it’s true. A truly inspiring night in Florida.”Dead & Company brought their second set in Sunrise, FL to a close with an emotional, politically-charged rendition of “Throwing Stones”, as the band word “MSDSTRONG” t-shirts in support of the students. With Bob Weir adding his special vocal touch, the six-piece band marched through the Weir/John Perry Barlow original, backed by Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and Oteil Burbridge locking into a hard-hitting rhythmic groove.SiriusXM’s Gary Lambert also continues to provide thought-provoking liner notes to go with the release of every video and audio performance, as part of the band’s latest fan-friendly initiative. As he notes about the band’s latest video selection,Bob Weir and John Barlow’s state-of-the-planet address, “Throwing Stones” made its live debut in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire in 1982, in the midst of a long recording drought by the band, and so would not turn up on record until the release of the Dead’s breakthrough commercial success, “In The Dark,” in 1987. It was performed many times by the Dead and by subsequent ensembles featuring the band members, but it would be hard to imagine a more timely and powerful setting for the song than this one, at the show Dead & Company played in Sunrise, Florida less than two weeks after the mass shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for an audience that included numerous survivors of the tragedy and their families. Weir brings a special intensity and passion to his vocal, fully equaled by the band’s accompaniment.Watch pro-shot video of “Throwing Stones” from Dead & Company’s 2018 Sunrise, FL show below:Dead & Company – “Throwing Stones” – 2/26/2018[Video: Dead & Company]Dead & Company fans should keep their eyes peeled on the band’s social media accounts, as more videos and audio recordings are expected to arrive in the upcoming weeks.Setlist: Dead & Company | BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL | 2/26/2018Set One: Shakedown Street > Cassidy, Comes a Time, They Love Each Other, Bird Song > New Speedway Boogie > Bird Song, DealSet Two: The Weight, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Eyes of the World > Dark Star > Drums > Space > Days Between > Throwing StonesEncore: Touch of Grey
A panel of political journalists shared their insights with Harvard faculty members on Thursday, including their predictions about the outcome in the race for the White House, with a couple of speakers seeing the race as Democrat Barack Obama’s to lose, but another saying that Republican Mitt Romney might yet find an opening to win.“I think the campaign is over,” said Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker. “Absent some very significant development, Barack Obama is going to be re-elected.”New York Times political reporter and CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood was more cautious, saying Romney “still has a nontrivial chance to win the election.”But with polls showing Obama with a lasting lead, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson joked that he is now forced to take extreme measures to get people to keep reading his work. “At this point I just get down on my knees and beg,” he said. “I’ll clean your house. Please read The Washington Post.”The event, “Press and the Race: A Presidential Election Roundtable,” was hosted by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity (FD&D), and was the first such faculty gathering of the semester.Some participants doubted that even the upcoming presidential debates will allow Romney to eliminate the small but significant lead that Obama shows in key polls, with just a small percentage of the electorate still undecided.“Debates get a huge audience,” said Lizza. “But we’re all just coming to those debates rooting for one side or another.”“What I’m going to look for is: What is the moment or the place where Mitt Romney decides that he’s going to try to shake Obama, to somehow get him off his game?” Harwood said. “It is very difficult to make up those points in the time remaining.”The panel was moderated by Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History. Lepore, whose recent New Yorker article called “The Lie Factory” is about the origins of the political consulting business, encouraged the panel to compare and contrast the political spectacles of the past and present.She said that political conventions, for instance, are an artifact of the 19th century. What were once raucous decision-making meetings are now considered by many to be just three-day-long infomercials. Nevertheless, in this presidential election, the conventions helped out as game changers.“The Democrats put on a really great infomercial,” Robinson said. “And the Republicans put on a lousy one.”Absence of women as political journalistsLepore called attention to the fact that despite the many changes in political reporting over time, one thing is a constant: “the almost complete absence of women as political journalists and commentators,” which is something that she later admitted “infuriates me every day.”As the only woman onstage, she pointed out: “We are an interestingly composed panel right here. What’s going on with that?”Harwood suggested that the dearth of women political reporters might have something to do with the general difficulties women face in dealing with work-life-family balance. Robinson noted that there remains a “boys’ club feel” to political pack journalism on the campaign trail and at conventions that “could be more than off-putting” to women.Lizza, however, recognized a group of about a dozen “really, really important female reporters who are on the Romney and Obama campaigns” this year, including Ashley Parker at The New York Times, Maeve Reston of the Los Angeles Times, Maggie Haberman at Politico, and Marin Cogan at GQ.The changes that have swept political journalism include the speed and the multiplicity of outlets.“Is there any way that these are part of the public good?” Lepore asked.Harwood criticized his own medium, decrying that there is “so much baloney on cable TV.” Lizza argued that Twitter and the like have made journalism more transparent. “You can know what people who are covering these campaigns are doing and thinking more than you ever could before.”Lizza spoke about the susceptibility of reporters on the campaign trail to what he called “political consultant criteria,” thereby looking at everything in terms of whether it is good or bad for the candidate, rather than whether it is true, or good for the country.“The values of the political consultants and strategists … have really been internalized,” Lizza said. “That’s really infected political journalism.”And how warped are those values? As a case in point, Harwood described talking to a Romney strategist who told him: “What’s really killing us now is the rise of the proportion of people who think the country is going in the right direction.”Dan Froomkin writes about watchdog journalism for Nieman Reports and is the senior Washington correspondent for the Huffington Post. He previously served as deputy editor of NiemanWatchdog.org, which now exists as an online archive of articles on accountability journalism. Watch the webcast of “Politics as Theater: A Panel Discussion Preceding the First 2012 Presidential Debate.”
A coalition of building trade unions from Vermont and upstate New York ratified a private Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with Flatiron Construction, the Colorado-based general contractor that will rebuild the Lake Champlain Bridge. Demolished in December 2009, the Lake Champlain Bridge connected Chimney Point, Vermont, and Crown Point, NY. Flatiron expects to complete construction by September 2011.The first-ever PLA in the North Country will create many construction jobs and comes after months of contentious political debate, particularly in Vermont. Ultimately, Vermont Governor Douglas killed a proposed public PLA that previously been approved by the State of New York and the federal government. Labor unions from both states subsequently approached Flatiron about an independent agreement, which was finalized June 18.Douglas and Vermont contractors were concerned that a PLA might squeeze out Vermont firms (STORY) because there are fewer unionized construction workers in Vermont. Local employment levels for the bridge construction have not been released.‘The PLA will accomplish what Governor Douglas was sadly unwilling to do ‘ guarantee local residents an opportunity to land a job on this $70 million project,’ said Vermont Building and Construction Trades Council President Jeff Potvin. ‘Labor will not be imported from elsewhere to build one of the largest infrastructure projects in our region’s history. The general contractor stands to save up to $3 million because of a PLA ‘ cost savings that could have been realized by taxpayers if our Governor had done the right thing.’A pact between the general contractor, subcontractors and the building trade unions, the PLA defines acceptable pre-hire terms and conditions of employment on the job. Wages, benefits, schedules, safety expectations and work rules are standardized up front to facilitate the smooth completion of the initiative on time, on budget and without strikes or lockouts. The unions believe that PLAs, which are common in large construction projects throughout the country, foster a positive community impact by containing hire-local provisions, training and outreach programs.Flatiron will self-perform a large portion of the project with its own employees, some in-house and some who will be hired through the applicable union hiring hall. Under the terms of the PLA, the individual trade unions are responsible for making employment referrals to the project as needed. Applicants, who will be provided a contact list by Flatiron when inquiring about a job, do not need to be affiliated with any union to be placed on the referral list. Flatiron will request referrals ‘ primarily for the carpentry, ironwork, equipment operation, masonry and general construction specialties ‘ and determine the applicant’s qualifications for employment. John Donoghue, Jr., president of the Plattsburgh-Saranac Lake Building and Construction Trades of New York, praised the agreement.‘Flatiron clearly recognizes the value of a PLA that will get them the uninterrupted supply of trained, local workers they need and jumpstart the regional economy,’ he said. ‘Because of this socially responsible PLA, motorists will soon drive over the new bridge knowing it was built by their neighbors.’ABOUT THE VERMONT BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCILBased in South Burlington, the Vermont Building and Construction Trades Council is a coalition of 15 labor unions that collectively represent several thousand construction workers. Its affiliates include UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 693, Teamsters Local 597, Carpenters Local 1996, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2, and Ironworkers Local 7. The Council promotes a ‘high road’ approach to building that values family-sustaining wages, good benefits, commitment to safety, following the law and equitable treatment of workers.ABOUT THE PLATTSBURGH-SARANAC LAKE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES OF NEW YORKBased in Plattsburgh, the Plattsburgh-Saranac Lake Building and Construction Trades Council represents more than 3,000 skilled construction trades workers in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Its affiliates include Boilermakers Local 5, Bricklayers Local 2 NY/VT, Carpenters Local 1042, Electricians Local 910, Operating Engineers Local 106, Insulators Local 40, Ironworkers Local 12, Laborers Locals 186 and 322, Millwrights Local 1163, Painters District Council 9, Sprinklerfitters Local 669, Roofers Local 241 Sheetmetal Workers Local 83 and Teamsters Local 687.Source: VBM. Vermont Building and Construction Trades Council. Chimney Point, Vt./Crown Point, N.Y. ‘ (July 16, 2010) ‘
Fear of Trains William Elliott Whitmore Embed 4:08 2:50 3:52 5:57 Apocalypse Now (& Later) Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers 3:47 Here Rebecca Blasband 3:19 Out Of My Head Fastball Sunstroke Timber Whole New Life Reverend Horton Heat Is It Cheating Belle Plain Highway 70 Blues The Bottle Rockets East LA Monteagle 2:33 Our Memories Taylor Martin 3:45 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. 2:15 3:14 We Used to Be Birds Jonathan Byrd 3:39 Rolling Thunder The WATSON TWINS Icarus Arts Fishing Club Audio PlayerJonathan ByrdWe Used to Be BirdsUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 4:08 One year ago, the boys from Greta Van Fleet were gearing up for the release of their double EP, From The Fires, and were poised to take the rock world by storm.Trail Mix was lucky enough to catch up with the the band to discuss that EP last November, just before they caught fire and began a twelve month run of atmospheric buzz and sold out shows around the world. At the time, the quartet had just wrapped up some recording sessions for their first full length album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, which dropped in mid-October. The new record has the band continuing its psychedelic rock ways, delivering with arena-sized bombast reinterpretations of 70s era rock and roll.Check out “You’re The One,” an acoustic gem plucked from the new record, on this month’s mix.While you are around, take a listen to new tunes from old friends Granville Automatic, Jonathan Byrd, Timber, The Bottle Rockets, Old Man Canyon, and Tellico.Be sure to check out tunes from Belle Plain, Taylor Martin, The Reverend Horton Heat, Rebecca Blasland, Jeremy Dion, Monteagle, The Watson Twins, William Elliott Whitmore, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, and 90s hit makers Fastball, who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seismic 1998 release All The Pain That Money Can Buy.Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month for chats with Martha Spencer, The Brother Brothers, and Arts Fishing Club.And do you have any buddies out there looking for some new music? How about turning them on to Trail Mix and the many great artists sharing their music right here. Grab an album or some concert tickets. Spread the word about this great music and give back to the great folks sharing their music on Trail Mix. 3:23 4:01 4:11 Marbles Granville Automatic 3:30 2:34 3:16 Good While It Lasted Old Man Canyon 2:47 You’re the One Greta Van Fleet Evangeline Jeremy Dion Blue Ridge Mountain Lullaby Martha Spencer Frankie The Brother Brothers 4:27 Courage For The Morning Tellico 2:36
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Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Visitors to “Creatures of the Garden” Event at the Governor’s Residence SHARE Email Facebook Twitter First Lady Frances Wolf, Governor’s Residence, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, August 9 for the upcoming “Second Sunday” event, focused on Creatures of the Garden. Each second Sunday from June through September, visitors are invited to attend a series of free summer events at the Governor’s Residence and gardens from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each event highlights a specific theme and features family-friendly activities.“We hope visitors from Central Pennsylvania and across the commonwealth will take advantage of this opportunity to explore the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence and gardens,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Second Sunday events at the Residence, which take place throughout the summer, provide a unique opportunity for the public to visit this Pennsylvania landmark and also participate in fun summer activities for kids and the whole family.”The theme of this week’s event is Creatures of the Garden and will feature presentations by the Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, ZooAmerica, the Backyard Beekeepers Association and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Residence docents, or tour guides, will also be available to provide information as visitors are invited to participate in self-guided tours of the Residence and gardens.Additionally, Second Sunday event visitors will be able to view the current art exhibition entitled, “Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania; Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer,” which is on display in the State Rooms through August 31.Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. For more information, visit www.residence.pa.gov.MEDIA CONTACT: Andrea Mead, 717-805-1779 August 05, 2015 # # #