Houston American Energy doubles participation in Colombian Project. Photo: courtesy of drpepperscott230 from Pixabay. Houston American Energy Corp. (NYSE American: HUSA) today announced the acquisition of an additional interest in Hupecol Meta, LLC, doubling its interest in Hupecol Meta previously announced on October 22, 2019. Hupecol Meta owns the 639,405 gross acre CPO-11 block in the Llanos Basin in Colombia, comprised of the 69,128 acre Venus Exploration area, operated by Hupecol, and 570,277 acres which was 50% farmed out to Parex Resources by Hupecol. In total, the CPO-11 block covers almost 1000 square miles with multiple identified leads and prospects expected to support a multi-well drilling program. Through its membership interest in Hupecol Meta, Houston American now holds a 2% interest in the Venus Exploration area and a 1% interest in the remainder of the block.The increased participation in CPO-11 compliments Houston American Energy’s recent efforts to expand its acreage position which, over the last year, has resulted in the acquisition of positions in two blocks in the Midland sub-basin of the Permian Basin totaling approximately 6,500 gross acres plus the 639,000+ gross acre CPO-11 block. The company expects those acquisitions to provide a multi-year inventory of drilling prospects with the potential return to growth in production, proved reserves, revenues and a potential return to profitability.Jim Schoonover, CEO of Houston American Energy, stated, “We are in the midst of a three phase plan designed to return Houston American to sustainable revenue growth, profitability and growth in shareholder value. Phase One, focused on reducing our overhead, has resulted in a substantial decrease in our general and administrative expenses since 2017. Phase Two, focused on identifying and committing to projects that offer both scale and revenue potential necessary to regain sustained profitability, has resulted in recent acquisitions of positions in acreage covering more than 645,000 gross acres, including two San Andres projects in the Midland sub-basin of the Permian Basin plus the CPO-11 block in Colombia. Having executed on Phases One and Two, we are now focused on Phase Three, executing on the development of these newly acquired assets, while continuing to identify new opportunities.” Source: Company Press Release Hupecol Meta owns the 639,405 gross acre CPO-11 block in the Llanos Basin in Colombia, comprised of the 69,128 acre Venus Exploration area, operated by Hupecol, and 570,277 acres which was 50% farmed out to Parex Resources by Hupecol
EEO/AAQualifications :Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years experience.Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practicalaspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; orthe basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university oran equivalent in-depth specialized training program that isdirectly related to the type of work being performed.Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-relatedexperience. Manages a portfolio of major gifts donors and prospects in supportof university-wide initiatives or for one or more assigned collegesor units. Possesses some knowledge and expertise regarding personalsolicitation and fundraising in general, and at least a basicknowledge of planned giving. Manages a portfolio of prospects which are mostly at the levelof $25,000 to $100,000.Identifies, cultivates and solicits prospects and stewardsdonors; works with faculty, staff and volunteers asappropriate.Provides guidance to the college or unit on major gifts andother development and fundraising matters.If assigned to a college or unit, may be responsible forcreating and implementing a development plan for components withinthe assigned college, including resource management.May administer other advancement activities, such as alumnirelations, publications, special events, media relations, etc. forassigned college or unit.Participates in University-wide development activities asneeded.Performs other job-related duties as required.
Police were called after members of Jesus College allegedly caused damage to Exeter College property on February 13th. A student from Jesus College threw a glass projectile at Exeter, breaking a window.The governing body at Jesus College was unimpressed by the behaviour of the students involved. The Jesus College Dean, Professor Katrin Kohl, sent an email to students claiming that the throwing of glass objects at Exeter College “formed part of an unofficial event that is evidently considered by some to be a part of Jesus College tradition”.The email continued, “The behaviour not only brought the College into disrepute but led to damage of Exeter College property. It will be self-evident that it was also extremely dangerous and could have led to serious personal injury or worse, and could have jeopardised the careers of the students involved in the aggressive behaviour.”The incident allegedly occurred during the ‘Turl Street Dash’, the “unofficial event” referred to in the email from the Dean. The Turl Street Dash is thought to be a centuries-old tradition which serves as a form of competition between rival colleges Exeter and Jesus.When asked to describe the event, a Jesus undergraduate told Cherwell, “The Dash is a noble tradition dating back nearly eight centuries (before Jesus College, and indeed the bicycle, was invented).“In more recent times, it’s a very well known fact that T.E. Lawrence would drink a carafe of port each year, then ride his camel around the RadCam, up Turl Street and all the way to Turl Street Kitchen. He once listed the Dash as the single most important piece of mental and physical preparation he completed for the Capture of Aqaba in 1917.”Participants usually have to run or cycle after drinking copious amounts of alcohol. In recent years, both Exeter and Jesus have banned students from participating in the Dash following rowdy behaviour and reports of injuries, with Exeter locking the gates to the College. Usually, there is a quite a large turnout in the College bar prior to the race, where a ‘Mr and Mrs Jesus’ competition takes place. No cameras or phones are allowed, as specified in an email circulated before each year’s competition. Traditionally, six freshers are encouraged to consume alcohol before performing embarassing tasks, which, in the past, have included acting out as many sexual positions as possible in a limited period of time.Following the glass throwing incident, Jesus College has deemed gathering for the Dash “an offence”, saying it will work with the JCR to avoid such events taking place in future.Speaking of the incident, Professor Katrin Kohl, the Dean of Jesus, told Cherwell, “The Turl Street Dash was banned some years ago because of the danger of escalation. Jesus College very much regrets that one of its students threw glass in such a context, and regards the reported behaviour as entirely unacceptable.“The student identified has been appropriately punished and has written a letter of apology to Exeter College. The JCR has been reminded that the Turl Street Dash is banned and has been told that the ban will be enforced should there be a similar gathering in the future.”The Jesus College JCR President announced in their most recent OGM that if there were any Turl Street Dash participants in future years, they would be fined by College.A police spokesperson commented, “We are investigating the incident as criminal damage. A glass was thrown at the window, smashing it.” Police have not confirmed whether anyone has been charged for the offence.Another Jesus student, who wished to remain anonymous, commented, “The Turl Street Dash is a bit of a joke – no-one takes it seriously. I think that the person involved didn’t really understand that it was meant to be ironic and got a bit over excited while trying to impress the older boys.”
IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – January 23, 2021 0 260 Google+ Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest Man, 28, hospitalized after shooting at mobile home park in St. Joseph County Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter A 28-year-old man was shot at a mobile home park in St. Joseph County.The shooting happened around 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Clearwater Sun Homes in the 62000 block of Locust Road.The victim was driven to the Centre Township Fire Department and then transported to the hospital.There was no immediate word of any suspects, arrests or information about what led to the shooting.Detectives are interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence.Anybody with information is asked to contact St. Joseph County Detective Bureau at 574-235-9569 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP. Previous articleThree bills that could expand gambling in IndianaNext articleCOVID-19 vaccination effort continues in Berrien County 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.
Food giant Premier Foods has increased its losses due to impairment charges, largely related to its sweet business, which includes the Mr Kipling brand.The company saw losses after tax of £92.7m in its full year results, after it impaired its goodwill to its sweet treats sector by £67.9m.For the full-year period to April 2015, branded sales were down 4.1% to £683.7m. However, for the last quarter, branded sales remained flat at £170.1m.The food firm explained that the impairments were because goodwill from past acquisitions was allocated to the combined grocery and sweet treats business units. However, as a result of restructuring it had reassessed the carrying value of its sweet business as a standalone entity.Meanwhile, the company is set to implement a new snack pack line at the Barnsley factory in South Yorkshire, which has reached commissioning stages.It said this would increase the snack pack slices capacity by over 130% and give additional flexibility on pack format sizes – providing opportunities to enter the convenience channel through twin-pack formats.Trading profit was in line with expectations at £131m, and the company believed the sweet sector, which includes its power brand Mr Kipling, “presents many further opportunities for future growth”.Gavin Darby,chief executive, said: “While it is encouraging to note the return of volume growth to both our categories and the wider grocery market, we expect the near-term trading environment to be challenging, and our expectations for the year are unchanged.“I remain confident that our strategy of investing in brands, innovation and infrastructure is the right one for Premier Foods, and see increasing evidence that our efforts are starting to pay off. The Board is firmly focused on the creation of future value, and believes that its investment and growth strategies, combined with a focus on cost efficiency, trading profit delivery and organic de-leveraging, are well positioned to deliver success.”Cake brandsThe company was upbeat about its major cake brands, Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake.It said that the branded relaunch of Mr Kipling, along with a strong advertising campaign in 2014, had increased volumes, sales and share in the quarter.It also said that volumes, sales and share increased for Cadbury cake due to the earlier timing of Easter 2015.During the first half of 2015/16, Cadbury cake will benefit from its first TV advertising campaign for eight years and will see new limited-edition products launched in time for Halloween.
For the last few days, a video has circulated featuring acclaimed saxophonist/producer GRiZ with two gentlemen who appeared to be Daft Punk. Taking place at Burning Man, some fans bought into the hype while others rolled their eyes and said, “not this rumor again…”Here’s the video that was shared by GRiZ, serving to fuel the fires of humorous rumors. For the record, the video has over 1 million views!For the past few years, a rumor about a secret Burning Man Daft Punk performance has permeated through social media. It makes sense, as Burning Man is a sprawling locale and Daft Punk shroud everything they do in mystery. Still, it seemed very unlikely that Daft Punk played at Burning Man. Fortunately, Billboard shed some light on the situation.As it turns out, it was a man by the name of Tucker Gumber (aka The Festival Guy) who set the whole thing up. Gumber had witnessed one of the very first fake Daft Punk performances at Burning Man, and, eager to be in on the joke, he financed some particularly realistic looking costumes for the illusion of a true Daft Punk performance. Gumber then recruited Canadian duo Funk Hunters, who talk enthusiastically about the fake set in a new Billboard feature.Says Nick Middleton of Funk Hunters, “This has been Tucker’s dream forever and as a massive Daft Punk fan I couldn’t think of anything cooler than actually getting to BE daft punk for an hour!” Eyes rolled.Regardless, by all accounts the collaboration between The Funk Hunters and GRiZ was certainly a memorable one. Fortunately, there’s a full audio stream of the set, for anyone interested in pretending they’re listening to Daft Punk.
On the Sept. 28 “Gardening in Georgia,” host Walter Reeves covers several fall chores for your flower beds and landscapes.”Gardening in Georgia” (www.gardeningingeorgia.com) is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. It airs twice each Saturday, at noon and 7 p.m.On the Sept. 28 show, Reeves tells the best time and shows the best way to plant pansies to keep them blooming even during cold weather. Don’t forget his advice: thoroughly tilled, heavily amended soil will keep pansies and violas looking great from now until next April.One trick to give a color contrast in a pansy bed is to underplant them with spring-flowering bulbs. Fall is the time to do that. Reeves shows how to plant bulbs in a pansy bed and tells which ones do best.Finally, he walks through the Research and Education Garden on the UGA Griffin campus, highlighting plants that give great fall color without flowers. Reeves shows, too, how ornamental grasses bring dramatic texture and subtle sound to a landscape.
By Dialogo September 08, 2014 The USS America has a hospital with 250 beds. It also can transport LAV-25 amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) – which can cover any type of terrain – as well as brigades of explosives for training exercises. “The ship can carry 3,000 crewmembers and 31 airplanes,” said USS America Mission Commander Rear Admiral Fernandez “Frank” L. Ponds, who was also the mission commander for humanitarian aid operations in Haiti in 2008. “The USS America’s visits [to Latin American countries] contribute to increasing and strengthening relationships in the region,” Ponds said. “Our presence demonstrates our common interest [as countries] such as democracy, human dignity and common values.” “Our presence is a sign, and clearly shows the level of cooperation that exists between our two governments,” said U.S. Ambassador to Perú Brian A. Nichols, on Aug. 31 during a press conference held aboard the USS America. Other participants in the press conference and subsequent tour of the ship, which was anchored at the Port Terminal of Callao, included the Commander of the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) General John F. Kelly, Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano and Peruvian Minister of Foreign Relations Gonzalo Gutiérrez. Gen. Kelly underscored the level of cooperation between the two countries and said that when the United States thinks of its closest allies and friends, “Perú is always at the top of the list.” USS America’s visit to Perú confirms the good relationship between the navies of both countries, and consolidates the countries’ cooperation in defense and security, Cateriano said. “The United States is a top-priority partner for Perú,” Gutiérrez said. The USS America has a landing that measures 257 meters long by 57 meters wide. It’s optimized for aviation operations and can transport aircraft such as the F-35B hunter and the latest generation of tiltrotor MV-22 Osprey planes, which take off like helicopters and fly like airplanes. It’s also capable of vertical take offs and landings, as well as stationary flight. Peruvian and U.S. Marines conducted joint maneuvers along the coast of Perú in training for natural disasters, humanitarian aid, and peacekeeping. The maneuvers were conducted onboard the new U.S. Navy vessel USS America, within sight of the Andean nation. “We are trying to achieve interoperability in matters of communications and procedures to follow with our friends from the U.S. Navy,” said Peru’s Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Carlos Tejada. The USS America’s actions during these exercises also included two Peruvian frigates that began the exercise when the U.S. ship and its crew of 1,400 departed for its final destination, San Diego Naval Base in California, on Sept. 3. The ship departed Pascagoula, Mississippi, on July 11 and has traveled through Brazilian, Chilean and Colombian waters. “Five hundred Marines from Perú participated in these exercises,” Tejada said. New ships for Perú Admiral Tejada said that the South American country has been performing technological surveillance in its waters to decrease the impact of threats such as drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, and illegal fishing. “We have a system that allows us to identify movements of vessels and, with our ships, we can interdict and capture those who are perpetrating illegal activities,” Admiral Tejada said. The Peruvian Navy will soon have three more ships for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid operations in the event of a natural disaster, Admiral Tejada added. The Peruvian company Servicios Industriales de la Marina (Sima) is building two of the three ships, which will be used to render assistance during natural disasters. The third ship, which will arrive this year from the Netherlands, has been designed for supporting coastal populations that may be affected by tsunamis or earthquakes. This is yet another ruse by that country USA. We already know what it’s going to be for: To have a pretext to freely dig through the wealth of Peruvian oil fields, and take away for free everything they produce. We still have the sell-out politicians representing us. My question: Is the U.S. giving Peru something under the table? When the U.S. knows very well that Peru is tightly tied in military terms to Russia since 1968 thanks to our compatriot PPK (Pedro Pablo Kuczynski) who now wants to be President of Peru in 2016, what do you think of that? He’s responsible for our external debt which in 1968 was 800 million dollars, growing to 12 billion dollars in 1980…hmmm? You come to your own conclusions regarding this tremendously detrimental subject … And there is more…regarding this social parasite. But enough for now. I leave you, sincerely, always grateful to the Facebook team. AGAIN, YANKEES ON OUR LAND…THEY SHOULD GO, SINCE THEY’VE DONE ENOUGH ALREADY WITH THE PLAN COLOMBIA AND IN THE MIDDLE EAST..! The naval task of the U.S. is to teach, train in technological and military terms our Latin American armed forces exclusively. Our Peru giving it their logistic and humanitarian support.
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA and the World Council of Credit Unions launch a collaborative event in Denver starting July 11, a meeting that will bring nearly 3,000 credit union leaders from 61 countries together for a look at the present and future of the cooperative financial system.The “CU in Denver” event combines CUNA’s annual America’s Credit Union Conference and the World Credit Union Conference into one experience–a collaboration that last occurred in 2010.The agenda features renowned keynote speakers, as well as content experts in a broad variety of fields leading breakout sessions each day. News Now will bring you a sneak preview of three of the breakout sessions leading up to the Denver conference.One breakout session will examine the very hot topic of big data and how that information about credit union members and other consumers is being created at an exponential pace. The information can create opportunities for credit union growth, but also regulatory challenges for credit unions. The session will feature a look into the ways big data is used to transform business, increase efficiency and drive innovation. continue reading »
The government has stated it will not sell sovereign debt papers with a zero coupon rate to Bank Indonesia (BI) as part of its efforts to close the widening state budget deficit despite pressure from lawmakers to do so.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government and the central bank were still discussing instruments that could be used to step up the country’s response to the pandemic, adding that this did not include zero-coupon bonds.The instruments would have to allow BI to “share the burden, but in the medium [and] long term we still continue to maintain the credibility of fiscal and monetary authorities in managing macroeconomic discipline in Indonesia,” Sri Mulyani said as quoted by Reuters on Tuesday. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in the budget deficit that will be a burden for the next 10 years, so sharing the burden with BI is key to managing the coronavirus without increasing the fiscal burden on development programs,” Sri Mulyani said recently.Indonesian lawmakers are putting pressure on the central bank to purchase zero yield government bonds in a bid to reduce the government’s burden.House Budget Committee chairman Said Abdullah urged BI on Friday to buy government bonds with a zero coupon rate to take part in “burden sharing” to help bolster the economy.Golkar Party lawmaker M. Misbakhun, separately, pushed the central bank to play a significant role in addressing the economic impacts of the crisis, noting that the country’s debt would rise significantly so that it could provide fiscal stimulus.“The mounting debt must be reduced with a low interest rate,” Misbakhun said in a statement on Tuesday. “Government bonds yields are currently 7 to 8 percent […] we need government bonds with a zero yield that can be bought specifically by Bank Indonesia.”Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia research director Piter Abdullah, meanwhile, stressed the importance of prudent monetary practice.“The idea that the central bank should buy zero yield bonds is too extreme,” he said. “Unlike other investors, BI is not a profit seeker, so it would make sense for it to buy bonds with lower yields to lower the government’s burden, but again, not at zero yield.”Topics : She said the government and BI focused their discussion on finding a “very fine balance” so as to maintain prudent policy making, with the central bank called on to broaden its focus beyond inflation and rupiah stabilization.The central bank can now buy government bonds directly in auction using a market rate and as a buyer of last resort, as stipulated in Law No. 2/2020. Previously, BI could only buy government bonds on the secondary market.BI purchased up to Rp 166 trillion (US$11.75 billion) in government bonds on the secondary market during the first quarter of 2020 to stabilize the rupiah and another Rp 26.1 trillion to support budget financing needs, boosting the central bank’s ownership of government bonds to Rp 445.4 trillion.With the government having allocated Rp 695.2 trillion for fiscal stimulus to address the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the economy and public health, it expects the budget deficit to reach 6.34 percent of GDP this year, more than double the prior legal limit of 3 percent.