UTPB dives into water, energy issues

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest By admin – January 31, 2018 Pinterest Previous articleCounty streets department plans summer sealcoatingNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 31 admin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Facebook UTPB dives into water, energy issues WhatsApp From left, third-grade reading teacher Amy Price pays for her coffee that was delivered recently by 8-year-old Karli Brown, Para-professional Sandi Madrid, and 9-year-old Jarret Foster. Dr. Lee Buice Elementary School students deliver coffee on Mitchel’s Coffee Cart, where they are learning logistics, counting money and raising money for autism. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin will sponsor a conference in late February that dives into water and energy issues critical to the region and to the industry that drives its economy.The Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference begins Feb. 20 with a reception at the Petroleum Museum, with keynote speaker Michael Webber, the deputy director of the UT Energy Institute. Sessions follow during the next three days at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and will tackle water topics such as supply and usage trends, transportation, regulations, disposal, technology and concentrated local impacts in the country’s most prolific oil province.“It is the worldwide stage, and we do have to use the best technology to protect and develop our resources, and we do have to protect the environment and understand what we are doing as an industry,” Jonna Smoot, a board member of the water conference and a vice president of marketing at West Texas National Bank, said.The conference, with private-sector co-sponsors, stemmed from the university’s business advisory board. It could become an annual event.Jim Woodcock, the chairman of the university’s business advisory board and CEO of JJW Oil and Gas, said the group had considered a conference on other energy topics but settled on water as “the most pressing issue right now.”“We are using an awful lot of water in a desert, so if we can bring groups together to look at ways to recycle this water and to reuse this water, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for our industry,” Woodcock said.UTPB president Sandra Woodley said the university wanted to pursue the conference to be a “resource for solving problems in its community” and to highlight work of students and faculty, who will have poster sessions during the event.“We have engineering, geology and science programs, and we want to make sure those are relevant to the Permian Basin,” Woodley said. “And there are few things more relevant to the energy industry than water. Every part of it is so important.”Speakers will include State Sen. Charles Perry, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs; water specialists with Permian-focused oil companies such as Apache, Pioneer and Diamondback; Odessa oilman Kirk Edwards, of Latigo Petroleum; John Grant, the general manager of Odessa’s water supplier, the Colorado River Municipal Water District; and regulators with several groundwater conservation districts.Edwards, who will be one of the keynote speakers, said the conference presents an important and timely way for the University Boulevard to address critical issues for the Permian Basin amid booming oil production that hit an all-time high in 2017.“Technology has continued to allow these operators to drill much longer horizontal laterals than ever thought of before and the fracture stimulation treatments that the operators are putting in these wells have grown exponentially larger with the length of the laterals,” Edwards said. “That has resulted in each of these wells requiring a tremendous amount of water.”More than 200 people have registered to attend so far.Individual registration is $495, and sponsorships are also available. People who want to register can visit pbwiec.com. The conference is self-funding, and proceeds will also support scholarships for UTPB business and engineering students.Smoot said “there seems to be a real need for this type of education conference regarding not just water, but water as it relates to energy and specifically in our home towns.”More Information Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference.last_img read more

Notification to companies about the possibility of sponsoring the Croatian Tourism Day

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce invites all interested companies to apply for sponsorship of the Croatian Tourism Day, which will be held on October 25 and 26 on Mali Lošinj, at the Bellevue Hotel, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.This is the central and largest annual meeting of Croatian tourism workers, which regularly deals with current topics and trends in tourism. The traditional award ceremony in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce’s Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia campaign is also held, in which the best tourism entities are awarded in the categories: hotels, camps, hostels, restaurants, DMK travel agencies, marinas, charter companies and spas.For the first time, the opportunity for sponsorship and the opportunity for your company to present products and services to key representatives of the tourism sector in the country in one place. For more information about the event and the sponsorship packages, contact Lana Petrović, Tel .: 01 456 1617, E-mail: [email protected] news:BORIS ŽGOMBA, UNILINE: SLAVONIA HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME AN ATTRACTIVE ALL-YEAR DESTINATION CAPPELLI: I WISH THE CROATIAN TOURISM DAYS TO BE HELD IN ONE OF THE SLAVONIAN DESTINATIONSlast_img read more

New laws passed in federal Parliament are tipped to hit property investors in the hip pocket

first_imgInvestors who buy existing properties will no longer be able to make such substantial deducations.PROPERTY investors are set to be thousands of dollars out of pocket following the introduction of new laws, throughout Australia.The legislation which was passed in federal Parliament means owners of investment properties will be restricted in what depreciation they can claim on their assets.Experts predict they will be an average $4200 worse off.The changes relate only to investors who bought an existing property after May 9, 2017.Those who bought before that date or a new property will not be affected.BMT Tax Depreciation CEO Bradley Beer said basically the changes meant buyers of existing investment properties after that date could not claim depreciation for items in the home, such as air conditioners, carpet or solar panels, if they did not pay to install or replace them.He said it didn’t matter if the item was only a few months old when it was put into the property and that the quality of such items would have been factored into the sale price.Previously if the investor owner of a property had not installed such items during their ownership they could still claim depreciation on them, up to a certain time period of ownership.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Mr Beer said the changes would mean thousands of dollars less for property investors. Bradley Beer, CEO of BMT Tax Depreciation“According to our analysis over the first five years of ownership the new law will result in an average loss of around $4236 in depreciation deductions each year for those impacted,’’ he said.“Any investors in a new residential property it doesn’t affect at all, but any investor in an existing residential property is affected from a cash flow perspective in terms of tax by the changes which have been passed today.’’Mr Beer said he didn’t think it was right that owners could not claim depreciation if they didn’t make the initial outlay.He said the legislation was effectively rendering the value of fairly new items to zero.“Which is an odd thing to do and does affect the investors hip pocket and distorts the market a little.’’Mr Beer believed many investors would not be fully aware of the ramifications of the new laws even though it had the potential to affect thousands of them.last_img read more

JetHawks planning ceremony for Aldrin

first_imgThe game will be followed by a fireworks show. Previous honorees were Gen. Chuck Yeager, Col. William J. “Pete” Knight, Gordon Fullerton and Vance Brand. Aldrin is a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and widely recognized as a space exploration advocate. His career included commanding NASA’s Dryden Test Flight School at Edwards Air Force Base. “It is an honor to be able to bring such a distinguished American hero to Lancaster as part of our fourth annual Aerospace Appreciation Night,” JetHawks General Manager Brad Seymour said. “Those of us in the Antelope Valley owe a lot to the entire aerospace industry and celebrating that field with an event such as this one is a wonderful thing for our fans and our entire community.” LANCASTER – The JetHawks later this summer will honor an aerospace giant with local ties. Buzz Aldrin, who made aerospace history in 1969, joining Neil Armstrong as the first two men to walk on the moon, will appear Aug. 25 at the JetHawks Aerospace Appreciation Night, when Lancaster plays host to the Stockton Ports. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive commemorative Aldrin bobbleheads that feature the astronaut wearing a reproduction of the spacesuit he had on during his moon walk. Aldrin will participate in a pregame ceremony that will include a video presentation highlighting his career. “We are proud to not only pay tribute to the incredible history of this community, but also create an educational experience for fans in attendance during this game.” [email protected] (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

A List to Love

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Presents: 20 Unforgettable Geocache Destinations (in 40 seconds)May 17, 2012In “Community”116 Geocaches an Hour and AliensNovember 1, 2013In “Community”Australia’s deaf geocaching communityFebruary 1, 2018In “Community” Caching for 14 years, Annie Love (username Love) has enjoyed caching adventures and meeting community members all over the world. She began working at Geocaching HQ in 2007, working at the front desk before there even was a front desk. Nowadays, Annie manages the API and Trackables programs and is known for caching in flip flops whenever the conditions allow!Travel is one of Annie’s biggest passions which pairs perfectly with geocaching! She’s traveled to over 30 countries and has found some amazing geocaches. Here are her ten most memorable geocaches from around the world.1 – Ape Cave, Washington, USAhttps://coord.info/GCZ8ZQHead underground to do some spelunking through a lava tube in the Pacific Northwest. This was a special one for me as I got to share the experience of walking through the 2.5 mile tube with my dad.2 – Atlantic Whirlpool, Irelandhttps://coord.info/GCG7Q3This one takes you off the beaten tourist path in Ireland, through a muddy sheep field, over fences and ends at a an incredible viewpoint to watch the crashing waves. I found this geocache in my search for Ireland’s top 10 geocaches and it’s now one of my favorite spots in Ireland.3 – Asakusa Kaminarimon, Japanhttps://coord.info/GC38J50A cleverly hidden urban geocache in a picturesque tourist spot in Tokyo. Caching my way around Japan was a great way to discover a new country.4 – Welcome to Eildon, Australiahttps://coord.info/GC63M40A good test of your fears to put on a harness and climb to a bright blue ammo can cache 15 meters up a tree! I had the help from some amazing local cachers to try my first tree climb and sign my name in the logbook.5 – Castelo dos Mouros, Portugal https://coord.info/GC88D3A walk up through the magical Sintra hillside to a Moorish castle from the 9th century. I felt like I stepped into a fairy tale while adventuring to this cache.6 – Cumil :: Man at Work, Slovakiahttps://coord.info/GC12ZCWA fun urban cache at a very busy tourist spot in Bratislava – the trick is not being spotted by muggles when you find this one! My caching friends I found the best way to put this one back was to have someone lean down next to the sculpture and pose for a picture.7 – Emerald Lakes (Central Plateau), New Zealandhttps://coord.info/GC1836JStep into Lord of the Rings on a hike that leads you up the side of Mt. Doom and takes you past the brilliantly colored Emerald Lakes. This is not a hike for solitude, but I can assure you the stunning views on a clear day are worth it.8 – Na’ili’ili-haele WaterFalls Cache, Hawaii, USAhttps://coord.info/GCHREHAn ultimate caching adventure in paradise – scramble over rocks, climb up waterfalls and swim your way toward ground zero of this geocache! I loved the adventure to this cache so much that I recently made the trek a second time and picked up a new EarthCache smiley on the way!9 – First Hütte, Switzerlandhttps://coord.info/GC1EXC9Make friends with local cows amid stunning views of the Swiss Alps. I’ve done this hike twice and I’d definitely do it again as it’s one of the most amazing hikes I’ve been on.10 – Huterlaner, Austriahttps://coord.info/GC329QEA roped in klettersteig adventure up the side of a mountain in Austria. Two friends from Germany helped me challenge my fears to grab this T5 geocache.Feeling inspired by Annie’s travels? We made a List with these ten geocaches so you can start your ultimate geocaching list off on the right foot! Premium members can copy this List to their own Listhub and continue to add to it.What are some of the most memorable places geocaching has taken you? Share your memories in the comments below!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

5 Tech Companies That Raised Funding Today – Which Interests You the Most? (Poll)

first_imgleela cyd ross Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Today we’re talking about $15.6m invested in a diverse set of 5 different tech companies. We’ve got fun educational apps for kids, a program to help small businesses understand the how-tos of social media and a few other companies worth noting. As we do briefly each day – let us know which of these companies fresh from the battle of fundraising looks most interesting to you.Yesterday’s poll winner was Ampirus, which raised $25 million for the development of energy efficient lithium batteries. 81% of RWW readers voting said they were most excited about Ampirus among the companies that announced funding yesterday.A little more information about these companies: Opininaded enables us to ask about anything and get feedback from real people in real time. Context Logic hasn’t launched yet, but looks to bring the right ads to the right consumers. Ruckus Media makes interactive family apps where movie stars like Meryl Streep narrate classic children’s stories. Social Guides helps small businesses navigate the demands of social networking. Crowd Gather, they’re making community forums with broad applications. These five companies just got an investment boost. Which of these companies intrigues you the most, readers? Tags:#Venture Funding#web center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

a month agoPochettino insists Tottenham didn’t deserve defeat at Leicester

first_imgPochettino insists Tottenham didn’t deserve defeat at Leicesterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists they didn’t deserve defeat at Leicester City.Leading 1-0 at half-time via Harry Kane, Spurs were on the wrong side of a VAR decision that would have seen them 2-0 up with 25 minutes left.Instead, Serge Aurier’s goal was ruled out for a fractional offside decision against Heung-Min Son and Leicester, who had a goal chalked off by VAR in the first half, took advantage, initially levelling through Ricardo Pereira on 69 minutes before James Maddison rifled home the winner with five minutes left.“It’s tough because I think we were the better side,” said Pochettino at the KP Stadium. “We had a bit of bad luck, the decision went against us today to make it 2-0 but in the end it was 1-1 and then 2-1 to Leicester.“We cannot complain, we have to accept the rules, sometimes they are going to be of benefit to us and sometimes they are going to go against us.“We were close to winning (if it had gone to 2-0) but that changed it completely and after that, you can concede a goal and when you concede and you are not solid, this can happen.“We conceded two goals and then it’s difficult to win games like this. We played well, we need to be happy about the performance overall, but disappointed because we cannot maintain the result. In nearly all the games we were leading and always something happened where we conceded and we need to improve, if not, it will be tough to win games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a day agoLiverpool boss Klopp tells Oxlade-Chamberlain: You can do more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp tells Oxlade-Chamberlain: You can do moreby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reminded Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he could do even more, despite complementing the England international on his goal against Genk on Wednesday.The 25-year-old scored his second of the game with a sumptuous first-time strike with the outside of his foot from the edge of the box.”It was a pretty stiff first half,” Klopp said. “Then we could show the boys a couple of spaces which they could and should use in the second half. Then we scored the second goal – by the way, the first goal was very brilliant and the second goal even nicer, and all our goals were unbelievably beautiful.”It was absolutely a great moment for him, but I would say with Ox his performance was exactly the same as the performance of the team – the goals were great but all the rest could have been better.” last_img read more

Reports: Florida Quarterback Will Grier Likely To Transfer

first_imgA close up of a Florida Gators helmet sitting on the field.7 Oct 2000: A view of the Florida Gators football helmet taken on the field during the game against the LSU Tigers at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainsville, Florida. The Gators defeated the Tigers 11-9.Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran /AllsportIn six games for the Florida Gators this season, quarterback Will Grier was extremely impressive. Grier threw for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions, and completed over 65-percent of his passes, leading UF to a 6-0 start to the season. After being suspended 12 games for performance enhancing drugs, Grier will not be eligible to play until mid-way through next year, but according to a multiple reports, it is unlikely that his next game comes as a Gator.I can confirm Scout report that QB Will Grier is transferring from #Gators. Approached coaching staff about it last week.— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) December 19, 2015 Here’s more from Scout’s Bob Redman. Team sources have informed FightinGators.com that Florida redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier approached the coaching staff this week and asked for a transfer. …Last week, Jim McElwain said that Grier would be back with the program January 5, after being asked to stay away from team activities and allow the team to play through the season without the distraction of Grier being around and unavailable.Despite the ability to return and compete for the job again, one which he wouldn’t be allowed to play until October 15, 2016 against Missouri, sources are telling FightinGators.com that Grier will likely transfer to another program.Redman notes that there is a chance that Grier stays, but assuming this decision stays, it is a huge blow to a Florida team that became very inept offensively without Grier. If he transfers to another FBS program, he will sit the entire 2016 season, and return as a junior in 2017.[Scout]last_img read more

Proposed sterilization lawsuit filed in Saskatoon court over tubal ligations

first_imgSASKATOON – A proposed class action lawsuit against Canada’s attorney general, the Saskatchewan government, the province’s health regions and doctors who allegedly coerced Indigenous women to undergo sterilization has been filed in Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench.The statement of claim was filed about three months after the Saskatoon Health Region released the findings of a six-month external review into Indigenous women who had tubal ligation.A judge needs to sign off on the statement of claim before it moves forward as a class action suit.The lawsuit, if certified, would seek damages for each plaintiff.Two women are currently listed as plaintiffs but more women in Saskatchewan could be included if the lawsuit is approved.The statement of claim states the women’s charter rights, including their right to life, liberty and security and their right to receive health care free of discrimination, were breached.Other damages listed include future cost of care, punitive or exemplary damages, and general damages for “lost opportunity,” among others.After the report was released, federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said it was an indication of racism in a health-care system that remains biased against Aboriginal women.The report was researched and compiled by Yvonne Boyer, a lawyer and a Canada Research Chair at Manitoba’s Brandon University, and Dr. Judith Bartlett, a physician and researcher.The report suggested some Indigenous women from Saskatoon and the surrounding area were coerced into having their Fallopian tubes clamped or severed after giving birth in hospital.Most of the women who were interviewed for the report either did not recall consenting to the procedure, or did so because they were exhausted and too overwhelmed to fight any longer, the researchers found.In response to the findings, the Saskatoon Health Region said it deeply regrets what happened, acknowledging it failed to treat the women with the respect, compassion and support they deserve.(CTV Saskatoon)last_img read more