Tony Committee Rules on Eligibility for Dear Evan Hansen & More

first_img View Comments Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Hansen'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on January 26 for the second time this season and confirmed the eligibility of 13 Broadway productions in the 2016-17 season: The Encounter, Holiday Inn, Oh, Hello, Heisenberg, The Cherry Orchard, The Front Page, Falsettos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, A Bronx Tale, Dear Evan Hansen, In Transit and The Present.The committee made the following rulings that veer from the productions’ opening night billing:Simon McBurney will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Encounter.Will Duke will be considered eligible along with Michael Levine in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on The Encounter.Bryce Pinkham and Lora Lee Gayer will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Holiday Inn.Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Heisenberg.Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in The Cherry Orchard.Nathan Lane, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Holland Taylor, Sherie Rene Scott and Robert Morse will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in The Front Page.Christian Borle will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Falsettos.James Lapine will be considered eligible in the Best Direction of a Musical category for his work on Falsettos.Bobby Conte Thornton will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in A Bronx Tale.Ben Platt will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Dear Evan Hansen.The Present (author: Andrew Upton) will be considered eligible in the Best Play category.All other eligibility determinations were consistent with the show’s opening night credits. The committee’s first meeting in October led to eligibility decisions for Cats and Paramour, as well as the Hudson Theatre (the soon-to-be home of Sunday in the Park with George).The Committee will meet twice more this season to determine the eligibility of the remaining productions. The 71st Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. Nominations will be announced on May 2.last_img read more

Fourteen elected to board, seven contested races set

first_imgFourteen lawyers are running in seven races in the 2005 Bar Board of Governors election. Another 16 have been elected or re-elected to the board without opposition.In elections for the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 12 attorneys were elected without opposition, while 20 attorneys are running in contested races for eight seats.Ballots in the races will be mailed on or around March 1 and must be returned to the Bar’s election office no later than midnight March 21. Again this year, Bar members will have the choice of voting by paper ballot or electronically via the Internet. Instructions on voting will be included with the ballots.Three YLD races have more than two candidates. If runoffs are necessary in those contests, the ballots will be mailed by April 1.For the Bar Board of Governors, those in contested elections are: • In the Fourth Circuit, Seat 2, John J. Schickel and Arthur Hernandez, both of Jacksonville. The winner replaces Hank Coxe, the Bar’s new president-elect designate. • In the Eighth Circuit, Seat 1, Carl B. Schwait and Cynthia S. Swanson, both of Gainesville. The winner replaces retiring board member Robert Rush. • In the 13th Circuit, Seat 2, William Kalish and Jeffrey W. Warren, both of Tampa. The winner replaces retiring board member John F. Rudy II. • In the 15th Circuit, Seat 2, Siobhan Helene Shea of Palm Beach and Gregory Coleman of West Palm Beach. The winner will replace retiring board member Jerald Beer. • In the 15th Circuit, Seat 4, Lisa S. Small of Palm Beach and V. Lynn Whitfield of West Palm Beach. The winner replaces retiring board member Amy Smith. • In the 16th Circuit, Seat 1, Edwin A. Scales of Key West and Timothy Nicholas Thomes of Key Largo. The winner replaces retiring board member James Lupino. • In the 19th Circuit, Seat 1, incumbent board member Harold G. Melville and Gean Cary Junginger, Jr., both of Ft. Pierce. Those elected without opposition were incumbent Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr., of Tallahassee in the Second Circuit, Seat 1; Denise A. Lyn of Inverness in the Fifth Circuit, Seat 1 (replacing retiring board member William H. Phelan); incumbent Murray B. Silverstein of St. Petersburg in the Sixth Circuit, Seat 2; Daniel L. DeCubellis of Orlando in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 2 (replacing retiring board member Russell Divine); incumbent David Rothman of Miami in the 11th Circuit, Seat 2; incumbent Jennifer Coberly of Miami in the 11th Circuit, Seat 4; incumbent Sharon L. Langer of Miami in the 11th Circuit, Seat 6; and incumbent Steven Chaykin of Miami in the 11th Circuit, Seat 8.Others elected are incumbent Kimberly A. Bald of Bradenton in the 12th Circuit, Seat 1, incumbent Gwynne Alice Young of Tampa in the 13th Circuit, Seat 3, incumbent Nancy W. Gregoire of Ft. Lauderdale in the 17th Circuit, Seat 2, incumbent Henry Latimer of Ft. Lauderdale in the 17th Circuit, Seat 3, incumbent Frank C. Walker II of Ft. Lauderdale in the 17th Circuit, Seat 5, incumbent A. Lawrence Ringers of Fort Myers in the 20th Circuit, Seat 2, incumbent Richard Arthur Tanner of New Jersey for Out-of-State, Seat 1, and incumbent Gary J. Leppla of Ohio for Out-of-State, Seat 3. YLD RacesContested races for the YLD Board of Governors are: • In the 11th Circuit, Seat 1, Patricia Montes de Oca and Kenneth E. Walton II. • In the 11th Circuit, Seat 4, Cristina Alonso, Christina A. McKinnon, Janpaul Portal, and Thomas E. Runyan, Jr. • In the 11th Circuit, Seat 5, Stephen F. Cain, Douglas J. Jeffrey, and Edward R. McCarthy. • In the 13th Circuit, Seat 2, Julie Imanuel Brown, Luis A. “Tony” Cabassa, and Laurel F. Moore. • In the 17th Circuit, Seat 1, Kimberly D. Coward and Adam G. Rabinowitz. • In the 17th Circuit, Seat 2, Roshawn Banks and Z. Felicia Jordan. • In the 17th Circuit, Seat 3, Yasir Biloo and Michael R. Vines. • In the 17th Circuit, Seat 4, Scott P. Chitoff and Alfreda D. Coward.Those elected without opposition are William S. Meador in the First Circuit, Seat 1; Renee E. Thompson in the Fifth Circuit, Seat 1; William M. Chanfrau, Jr., in the Seventh Circuit, Seat 1; Heather Pinder Rodriguez in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 2; Nichole Mabry Mooney in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 3; Cynthia Morales in the 11th Circuit, Seat 2; Jennifer J. Ator in the 11th Circuit, Seat 3; Spencer Tew in the 11th Circuit, Seat 6; R.J. Haughey II in the 13th Circuit, Seat 1; C. Wade Bowden in the 15th Circuit, Seat 1; Ronald P. Ponzoli, Jr., in the 15th Circuit, Seat 2; and Nina L. Ferraro in the 19th Circuit, Seat 1.Four YLD seats failed to attract any candidates: Third Circuit, Seat 1; Ninth Circuit Seat 1; 13th Circuit, Seat 3; and 15th Circuit, Seat 3. Anyone interested in filling those vacancies should notify division coordinator Austin Newberry by February 1. He can be contacted at The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300. Fourteen elected to board, seven contested races set Fourteen elected to board, seven contested races setcenter_img January 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Bethpage Man Gets 1 Year for Fatal DWI Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Eric TassielloAn admitted drunken driver from Bethpage who killed a 44-year-old bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash two years ago has been released from Nassau County jail after serving only one year behind bars.Eric Tassiello had pleaded guilty in February 2012 at Nassau County court to vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated. He was freed two months ago after completing the jail’s DART drug and alcohol treatment program.“I have had enough time to think about my actions and I am extremely remorseful,” the 27-year-old unemployed bar back told Judge Alan Honorof on May 6, when he was sentenced to six months time served. “I can humbly say that I will never be back in front of this court for anything, especially [of] this magnitude.”Authorities said Tassiello was driving his Kia southbound on Merritt Road in North Massapequa after leaving The Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale when he struck the victim from behind and fled the scene in the early morning hours of Jan. 11, 2011.The victim, Juan Hernandez, later died of his injuries, which included internal bleeding.Police caught Tassiello shortly after the crash. He was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent—more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent—about two hours after the crash despite telling the arresting officer that he only drank one beer, according to court documents.The blood stain on the street where the victim was hit before the driver fled.Assistant District Attorney Michael Bushwack had recommended that Tassiello be sentenced to two to six years in prison. But, as a part of the plea deal with prosecutors and his Garden City-based attorney, Brian Griffin, Honorof promised that if Tassiello completed the DART program he would be eligible for early release.“The court believes that it is in the interest of justice to accept the plea from this defendant,” Honorof said in court when Tassiello changed his plea.Honorof also sentenced Tassiello to five years’ probation, a $750 fine and revoked his driver’s license for one year. He has until Aug. 19 to pay the fine.“There has always been two systems of justice: One for those who have money, power and influence and another for the poor, no matter what their color, background or nationality,” said Allan Ramirez, the longtime advocate for Long Island’s Hispanic community who retired as pastor  of the Brookville Reformed Church and moved to Mexico City last fall. “You are in deep ‘caca’ trying to get justice if your name is Juan Hernandez.”Honorof is the same judge that reportedly drew ire from the families of two DWI crash victims’ when he sentenced Martin Heidgen to 18 years to life, instead of the maximum 25 to life, for killing limo driver Stanley Rabinowitz and 7-year-old flower girl Katie Flynn in a 2005 wrong-way crash.Tassiello was initially released from jail after his arrest and then posted bail after first pleading not guilty in October 2011 to the charges in a grand jury indictment. He began serving his year in jail when he changed his plea to guilty four months later.“As we got the updates throughout the course of this case from the DART program at the jail, I am very pleased and happy,” Griffin told the court last week, noting that Tassiello has been undergoing outpatient substance abuse treatment since his release. “He met each and everything he was asked to do. He met every milestone at the jail.”Griffin did not return a call for comment. A spokesman for Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice declined to comment. John Fowle, the acting director of the Nassau probation department, referred a reporter’s question asking why a probation officer recommended Tassiello’s light sentence to a spokeswoman for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, who also failed to respond to the query.last_img read more

Watch your (body) language!

first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details Sometimes not saying anything says a great deal. Your body language while at work can communicate a wide range of things in the office and can play a major role in your professional success. So before you make your next move, consider these four tips for bettering your body language and asserting yourself in the workplace.Own your spaceWhen interacting with others present yourself in a manner that demands their attention. Stand with your head high and shoulders back and let your audience know you are sure of yourself. Stake out your territory and demonstrate your confidence by owning the space around you.Maintain eye contactDon’t be a shrinking violet. By maintaining strong eye contact, you are showing your colleague you’re engaged in the conversation and that you expect them to be attentive as well. But it’s important to ensure that as you’re looking them in the eye, you’re not doing it in a way that’s awkward or “creepy.”Keep smilingThere are certain personality traits that others gravitate toward and positivity is one of them. When you interact with someone who’s pleasant and smiling, the experience is far more rewarding. So while engaging with coworkers always put on a happy face, even if the conservation topic isn’t particularly enjoyable.Stop fidgetingJust as standing tall and owning your space convey your confidence as you’re addressing coworkers, so does how you present yourself while others are speaking. Keep calm and hold still. Even if you are nervous, keep steady and actually listen to what they are saying as opposed to simply planning your rebuttal in your head.last_img read more

USDA eyes allowing irradiation of beef carcasses

first_imgSep 8, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – At the request of a meat industry group, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering allowing the low-dose irradiation of beef carcasses to kill pathogenic bacteria on the surface. The USDA already permits irradiation of raw meat to reduce pathogens, with a requirement that the treated products be clearly labeled as irradiated. The proposal now under consideration would classify low-dose irradiation of carcasses as a “processing aid,” meaning that products made from the carcasses would not have to be labeled as irradiated, according to a Federal Register notice dated today. Aug 21 CIDRAP News story “FDA approves irradiation of iceberg lettuce, spinach” The FDA has tentatively said it would not object to treating low-dose, low-penetration irradiation of beef carcasses as a processing aid, FSIS reported. there is evidence suggesting that the FSIS should consider the cumulative effects of irradiation of beef carcasses and any subsequent radiation dose, such as the dose from irradiation of ground beef The FSIS said it has tentatively concluded that the AMI proposal has merit. But the agency is seeking comments on whether: The AMI fortified its petition with evidence from several studies, according to the FSIS. For example, a USDA study showed that pieces of carcass inoculated with high doses of E coli O157:H7 and then treated with low-dose irradiation had no detectable E coli 48 hours later. The FSIS announcement comes less than 3 weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the irradiation of fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce, which were tied to Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreaks that involved hundreds of illnesses in the fall of 2006. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information on food irradiation USDA Federal Register notice The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has scheduled a hearing on the proposal for Sep 18 in Washington, DC, scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW.center_img there is evidence contradicting the findings presented by the AMI The agency has set a deadline of Oct 18 for commenting on the proposal. (See the Federal Register link below for information on how to submit comments.) Another USDA study found that low-dose irradiation had no effects on the aroma, tenderness, or flavor intensity of flank stank, according to the FSIS notice. The treatment affected the redness of the meat, but the effect was considered slight and unlikely to affect consumer acceptance. there are factors the agency has not considered See also: The FSIS has allowed irradiation of raw meat and meat byproducts to reduce contamination since 1999, but the process has not been widely used. Irradiated products must carry a logo called the radura plus the phrase “treated with radiation” or “treated by irradiation.” FDA information on food irradiation The AMI argues that low-dose, low-penetration irradiation is a processing aid because the electron beam reduces pathogens on the carcass surface without affecting the flavor, nutritional quality, appearance, or shelf life of meat from the carcass. The radiation dose proposed is 1 kiloGray (kGy) or less (compared with up to 4.5 kGy for irradiation of meat products such as ground beef), and the beam would penetrate no more than 20 millimeters into the meat. The American Meat Institute (AMI) submitted a petition in July 2005 to allow low-dose, low-penetration, electron-beam irradiation of chilled beef carcasses, according to the FSIS notice. “The petition requested that information concerning irradiation treatment not be required on the label of any products derived from the carcass,” it states.last_img read more

Italy overtakes China as nation with most virus deaths

first_imgItaly announced another 427 fatalities on Thursday, taking its total to 3,405, according to an AFP tally.China, where the outbreak first emerged in December last year, has officially reported 3,245 deaths.Globally, the death toll from the virus — whose main symptoms are a dry cough and fever — has risen to over 9,000.Countries have tightened border controls and unleashed nearly a trillion dollars to prop up the teetering world economy, only to see the once-in-a-century pandemic seemingly spiral further out of control. ‘Paying a big price’ US President Donald Trump, who has come under fire for his response to the crisis, charged Thursday that the world was paying for China’s lack of transparency on the outbreak of the new coronavirus there several months ago.”It could have been contained to that one area of China where it started. And certainly the world is paying a big price for what they did,” he said.As the toll surged in his country, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the national lockdown, which has been copied around Europe, would be prolonged to April 3, shattering hopes of a quick end to the crisis. “We will not be able to return immediately to life as it was before,” he said.France also mooted extending the two-week lockdown ordered this week by President Emmanuel Macron, as the interior minister blasted “idiots” who flout home confinement rules and put others at risk.The disease continued to hit high-profile figures with EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Monaco’s Prince Albert II among those testing positive. Italy passed a grim milestone on Thursday when it overtook China as the country with most reported deaths from the new coronavirus sweeping the planet.The world has stepped up its war to try to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19, with several countries imposing lockdowns that are keeping tens of millions of people trapped in their homes.But the death toll has soared in Europe even as China saw a glimmer of hope with zero new domestic cases reported for the first time. ‘Enemy against humanity’ The battle is only just beginning across the rest of the world, with the shadow of the virus lengthening across Africa.The Nigerian mega-city of Lagos announced it would shut its schools while Burkina Faso confirmed the first death in sub-Saharan Africa.Russia reported its first death and even the Pacific nation of Fiji said it had its first case.The UN warned that as nations bring in shutdowns and travel bans, some three billion people lack even the most basic weapons to protect themselves from the virus: soap and running water.World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to “come together as one against a common enemy: an enemy against humanity”.Countries are taking increasingly drastic steps to stem infections, with Australia and New Zealand banning non-residents from arriving, and India imposing a one-day nationwide curfew.Britain closed dozens of London Underground stations and shut down schools, although the government denied reports it was about to lock down the capital. Bank bazooka With countries paralyzed by the pandemic and stock markets imploding, policymakers this week unleashed a wave of measures to shore up the global economy.The European Central Bank late Wednesday announced a 750-billion-euro bond-buying scheme, dubbed the “big bazooka”.”Extraordinary times require extraordinary action. There are no limits to our commitment to the euro,” ECB chief Christine Lagarde said.In the United States, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is urging Congress to pass a $1-trillion emergency stimulus package immediately, with many economists saying the US is already now in deep recession.Trump has said he views himself as a “wartime president”, even as his administration faced growing criticism over a lack of testing for coronavirus and for the speed of its response.The US has so far shied away from the sweeping restrictions used in China and many European countries, although the streets of many of its major cities have emptied as local curbs come into effect.European and US stocks staged a rebound on the stimulus news, although Asian markets took another beating.But the sense of impending doom continues to cast a pall over the world economy with airlines, carmakers and others all warning of bleak times ahead.center_img China listed no new domestic infections for the first time since the outbreak first erupted in the central city of Wuhan in December, before spreading worldwide.It appeared to have staunched the virus with strict measures including a complete quarantine of Wuhan since January, meaning the number of infections and deaths in the rest of the world have surpassed those in China.But there were fears that Asia faces a second wave of cases imported from abroad, with 34 new cases reported in China, the highest figure for two weeks. ‘Like a psychosis’ While the EU has closed its borders to outsiders, in many countries bars, restaurants and most shops have closed their doors until further notice, bringing life in Europe’s normally bustling cities to a halt. The virus also continues to hit sports and cultural events, with Greece handing over the Olympic flame to Tokyo 2020 organizers at a ceremony held behind closed doors amid calls for the games to be postponed.English football also extended its shutdown  until at least April 30.Interpol warned that criminals around the world were cashing in on the pandemic by offering fake or sub-standard medical products like surgical masks.Countries are also working to combat hoarding.As others stockpiled toilet paper and pasta, the French are thronging bakeries for their famed baguettes.”We’ve seen people come in who want to buy 50 baguettes at a time,” said Matthieu Labbe of France’s Federation of Bakeries. “There’s something like a psychosis in some people,”  Topics :last_img read more

Indonesia reaffirms support for UN body advocating for Palestinian refugees: Minister

first_imgAs a long-standing advocate for Palestine, Indonesia has reaffirmed its support for Palestinians by assisting the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) – a UN agency taking care of Palestinian refugees.Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said in a briefing on Thursday that she had a virtual conversation with UNRWA commissioner general Philippe Lazarini on Tuesday, during which the latter appreciated the continued support of Indonesia toward the agency, both political and financial.“Aside from congratulating him on his new appointment as commissioner general, I reaffirmed Indonesia’s support for the continued work of the UNRWA to better address the refugees’ humanitarian situation,” Retno said. Founded in 1949, the UNRWA was created to support the relief and human development of Palestinian refugees. Its definition of “refugee” covers Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes during the 1948 Palestine War, 1967 Six-Day War and their patrilineal descendants.Currently, the organization provides wide-ranging advocacies including in education, health care and other social services to more than 5 million Palestinian refugees spread across Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.Indonesia has been consistently vocal in helping Palestine. Recently, Retno sent letters to at least 30 of her counterparts around the world, urging them to reject the Israeli government’s plan to annex a large part of the West Bank.In Thursday’s briefing, Retno said that, on top of the financial support to the UNRWA, Indonesia was also committed to extending financial assistance to Palestine and humanitarian institutions, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).Topics : In this regard, the two counterparts spoke about the need to build a more effective and efficient UNRWA as well as efforts to revitalize the organization through system-wide reform and improved management transparency.“I reaffirmed Indonesia’s commitment to continue [Indonesia’s] funding for the UNWRA,” Retno said, adding that several Indonesian humanitarian NGOs and philanthropists had also extended their financial support to the body.Read also: Love for the motherland: Homesick Palestinians extol Indonesian supportRetno said she also confirmed Indonesia’s participation in the upcoming UNRWA Extraordinary Virtual Ministerial Pledging Conference later this month.last_img read more

Charmer in a top pocket of Sandgate

first_imgThe lounge room at 11 Lower Alexandra St, Sandgate.“When the children were younger we went there a lot. It was really special. We used to see kangaroos there,” she said.“We’ve had so many memories here — it’s a cracker spot.”Mrs Brown said her favourite part of the home was the deck.“It used to be a double car port but now it’s a 6 x 6m deck,” she said. The home at 11 Lower Alexandra St, Sandgate.KIM Brown’s recently renovated three-bedroom Sandgate cottage has hit the market and she says it’s perfect for those wanting a relaxing lifestyle.Mrs Brown has lived at 11 Lower Alexander St for 10 years and is looking to move to acreage on the Sunshine Coast.“We are farmers by heart and looking for a change,” the mother-of-two said. The kitchen at 11 Lower Alexandra St, Sandgate.She said people would be attracted to the property because of the sea and country charm.“Being in this pocket of Sandgate with a rainforest at the back is really the best of both worlds,” Mrs Brown said.“Being where we are, we are protected from the downside of what coastal living offers, like rough weather.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Mrs Brown said it was an easy walk to the local wetlands.center_img The deck at 11 Lower Alexandra St, Sandgate.“We’ve hosted playgroups on the deck when it has rained and we used to run an organic food co-op, so about 28 families would come around every Wednesday to collect food.”With a love of bird watching and bushwalking, Mrs Brown hopes the next owner will enjoy similar things. “We are hoping it’s someone who can contribute to the neighbourhood somehow,” she said.Harcourts Pinnacle selling agent Zac McHardy said Sandgate was a suburb that continued to be in high demand.He said the home was ideal for those who had decided the beach lifestyle was what they needed.last_img read more

Global Petroleum set to start Namibian license farm-out

first_imgAustralia-based oil company Global Petroleum will soon begin a farm-out process for its Namibian Blocks 1910B and 2010A.Global said on Friday that the farm-out process would shortly begin with the intention of future work on the blocks being financed by a farminee.Global is the operator and holds an 85 percent working interest in the Petroleum Exploration Licence No. 0029, covering the two blocks.The company has appointed Stellar Energy Advisors to advise Global in relation to the farm-out.Stellar Energy Advisors is a specialized, independent advisor providing acquisition and divestment services to upstream companies in the international oil and gas business. Recently, Stellar acted as advisor to Tullow Oil in its successful farm-outs of Namibian Licenses PEL 30 and PEL 37 to ONGC Videsh.Global CEO Peter Hill said: “Following the publication of the CPR, which has confirmed the high level of prospectivity on our Blocks, we feel that the time is now right to commence a structured farm-out process.“We have noted the improving investment climate for upstream E&P generally, and in particular the recent entry of major IOCs and NOCs into Namibian exploration. We also regard Stellar as the advisor best placed to assist us in the farm-out, given their extensive technical knowledge of Namibian E&P and their recent successes in advising on farm-outs in the country.”The license was originally issued on December 3, 2010, and covers 11,730 square kilometers located offshore Namibia in water depths ranging from 1,300 meters to 3,000 meters.The minimum work program for the one-year extension of Phase 2 is the acquisition of 600 square kilometers of 3D seismic data, contingent upon Global concluding a farm-out agreement with a third party to fund the acquisition of the 3D data. If the 3D acquisition is not completed during the Phase 2 extension period, it may be carried over into Phase 3.During Phase 3, the commitment is to drill one well, depth and location to be agreed, unless the Ministry and Global agree that circumstances dictate otherwise.last_img read more

Batemans Bay Dredging Project on the Way

first_imgThe Roads and Maritime Services NSW has announced that dredging operations will be undertaken in Batemans Bay during October and November.As reported, the dredging will take place in the vicinity of the Clyde River Bar, Batemans Bay, from Monday, 7 October to Wednesday, 20 November 2019.Vessel operators should exercise caution in the vicinity of the Clyde River Bar, Batemans Bay, due to dredging operations and the presence of the floating dredge, spoil pipeline and other associated equipment, during the times detailed above, Roads and Maritime said in the notice.Batemans Bay is a popular recreational boating destination within easy reach from Canberra that supports significant tourism activity and provides access to the Batemans Bay Marine Park, including the Montague Island Nature Reserve.The area also supports a growing and regionally important aquaculture industry, particularly oyster farming, and a range of other commercial operations including marinas, fishing businesses, hire and drive businesses and commercial passenger vessels.The last dredging campaign in the area took place in 2016.last_img read more