Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Aveva shares leapt tenfold in the last decade, I think the 2020s could be just as good

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Michael Baxter It’s a rare animal indeed, a British tech firm, a member of that most illustrious of clubs (the FTSE 100), and a company that is turning heads around the world. But I think there are good reasons to believe that despite the meteoric growth seen in recent years, Aveva (LSE:AVV) shares are a long way from peaking. Indeed, I think the 2020s could be just as good for the shares as the 2010s.Aveva provides engineering and industrial software. Its main area of speciality was oil and mining sectors, but thanks to a merger with French company Schneider Electric, it has become less reliant on these notoriously cyclical sectors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The company entered the FTSE 100 last year, replacing Marks & Spencer in the index, but it would be difficult to find two companies that are more different. While M&S struggles with the rapidly changing digital retail space, Aveva is helping industry embrace digital.Its performance has been impressive indeed. Revenue increased from £209m in the year to March 2015 to £767m in the year by the end of March 2019. Profits took a hit last year, but the most recent update revealed a return to profits that are expected to pass a quarter of a billion pounds within two years.As for the shares, they have increased 78% over the last 12 months, by 280% over the last five years and by roughly 40 times so far this century.Not surprisingly, with growth like that, its P/E ratio is at quite an altitude — over 200. But its current valuation of £8.1bn based on projected profits of £247m next year does not seem so excessive.What I likeThat’s not why I like the company, however. What I like are the future prospects, and the way new technologies are making the Aveva product offering more compelling than ever before.The key technology is 5G. This is creating the opportunity for what’s known as the industrial internet of things — using much faster internet speeds to generate a flow of data across industry and in engineering facilities that could be truly transformative.Not so long ago, there was a sense of fear permeating industry with people wondering how companies could respond to disruptive changes created by digital technology. At a time when digital was tearing up the high street, there was an awareness that industry was also vulnerable. The debate has moved on, now companies are  focused on the response — not necessarily making themselves disruptive-technology-proof, but often looking at ways that they themselves can disrupt. Digital technologies are key to making this happen. Advances in AI converging with the industrial internet of things is creating new opportunities as quickly as old models die.  Digital transformation has become vital and Aveva is a key player in this very area.That’s why I think that its growth potential is almost as impressive today as it was 10 or even 20 years ago.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images center_img Aveva shares leapt tenfold in the last decade, I think the 2020s could be just as good I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Michael Baxter | Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 | More on: AVV Michael Baxter has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Can following George Soros help you get rich and retire early?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Anna Sokolidou | Friday, 17th July, 2020 Can following George Soros help you get rich and retire early? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Anna Sokolidou George Soros, a famous money manager, has a unique investing strategy. It’s considered controversial. But can it help you get rich and retire early?The famous billionaire started his Quantum Fund in 1969. If you had invested $1,000 back then, you would have ended up with $4m by 2000. This would have made your total return 30% per year. That’s what many investors can only dream of! How did he manage to achieve this?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…George Soros and “reflexivity“To start with, Soros’s approach to investing is different from Warren Buffett’s. The Sage of Omaha focuses on accounting and business fundamentals. But the founder of Quantum Fund takes a behavioural approach towards market movements. He doesn’t think that the companies’ shares move according to changes in their fundamentals. Instead, he thinks that market participants’ actions are fundamentals themselves. That is, they are what is behind any booms and busts. The billionaire calls this his “reflexivity” theory. And, he uses it to make abnormal profits. For example, the current Nasdaq rally is a typical situation Soros would use to his advantage. Because of the Covid-19 crisis, the Fed started pumping money in the financial system. Many people got stuck at home. And some of them began trading out of boredom and fear of missing out. So, this led to a wild stock market rally. The demand for equities was selective, though. Mostly high-tech stocks were bought at unbelievable prices. The most obvious example of this is Tesla. The accounting fundamentals aren’t there but the investor enthusiasm seems to be infinite. One trader even joked that high-growth shares were taking the place of US Treasuries. Anyway, Soros would probably start short-selling Nasdaq because he’d expect such a bubble to burst.  Currency speculationsAnother important aspect of George Soros’s investing strategy is the trading of commodities and currencies. Warren Buffett considers such trading to be highly speculative and unpredictable. But the founder of Quantum Fund doesn’t.In fact, one of his most famous currency bets was “breaking the Bank of England” in 1992. Back then the Bank of England really struggled to keep the pound strong – inflation was high at the time. So, the BoE kept making currency manipultions to keep the pound afloat. It spent plenty of money to do so. But it was pointless, because Soros and other currency manipulators made bets against the pound. The billionaire borrowed many loans in pounds, converted them in other currencies, including the German mark. He then announced his bearish case against the pound. Many people started getting rid of the pound and BoE understood that supporting the currency made no sense. So, the pound crashed and Soros made $1bn on the deal.Can following this strategy help me retire early?In my opinion, following Soros’s strategy is not necessarily going to help us all get rich and retire early. To start with, currency and commodity operations are quite risky due to their volatility. They are quite hard to predict too. Short-selling irrational rallies is even riskier than that. That’s because it’s hard to say when it will be over. An investor can be badly hurt if they doesn’t get the timing right. I’d rather go for buying shares based on their fundamentals. center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Anna Sokolidou does not have any position in any of the shares mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Celebrate National Cooking Day with Lake Apopka Natural Gas District

first_img Photo by Edgar Castrejon on Unsplash LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSBenefitsCookingLake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictLANGDNational Cooking Day Previous articleRep. Demings introduces Federal Disaster Housing Stability Act of 2020Next articleWant to Improve Your Swing? Here’s What Expert Golfers Recommend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Lake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictAfter a long day, there are few things better than coming home to a nice, home-cooked meal. However, if you’re the top chef in your household, cooking is more pleasurable, when you have natural gas. With busy work schedules, school and childcare, it’s easy to plan and cook fun, delicious and nutritious meals that work for you and your family.If you are looking for an opportunity to finally mix things up in the kitchen, there’s no better time to start than now; September 25 is National Cooking Day. Of course, National Cooking Day is a time to celebrate all that cooking has to offer, but it’s also a perfect way to discover something new and enjoyable in the kitchen.Whether it’s a new recipe you’ve been itching to try, new meal prep techniques or that virtual cooking class you just haven’t had time for yet, National Cooking Day is your chance to ramp up your cooking skills and literally bring something new to the table.This year, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District wants you to consider natural gas cooking as your latest kitchen hack. Natural gas grills, ovens and stoves come with many benefits and, as a result, are the preferred kitchen appliances for restaurants and commercial kitchens nationwide. By making the switch to natural gas, you can elevate your cooking game to a whole new level.There are many benefits of natural gas cookingControlled Temperatures – With just a simple turn of a knob, you can regulate the exact temperature of your stovetop when you cook with a natural gas range. Often, temperature is the factor that can make or break a good meal, and with natural gas cooking, you have full control. Precise temperatures also allow for even cooking, so even the thickest cuts of meat and most complex meals in your cookbook can be made to perfection with a natural gas range.Instant Heat – When you’re hungry and ready to eat, waiting can be the worst part. With a natural gas stove, you won’t have to wait long to get cooking. Burners on natural gas ranges provide instant heat, which result in faster wait and overall cook times as compared to electric ranges.Easy Cleanup – If you do the cooking in your house, you probably know that the process can be quite messy. Though you can’t always avoid the messiness of cooking, natural gas appliances can be cleaned up in minutes with a simple soap and water solution. No specialty cleaners are required.The team at Lake Apopka Natural Gas District wants to celebrate National Cooking Day with its customers all month long. Any residential customer who purchases and installs a new natural gas range between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2020 can qualify for a rebate of $125.Ready to take advantage of these savings and make the switch to natural gas? To learn more, visit www.langd.org, call the LANGD marketing team at (407) 656-2734, ext. 307 or email [email protected]center_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

River Studio / Alexis Dornier

first_imgArchDaily Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Indonesia River Studio / Alexis DornierSave this projectSaveRiver Studio / Alexis Dornier River Studio / Alexis Dornier Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932673/river-studio-alexis-dornier Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Alexis Dornier Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Mengwi, Indonesia 2019 Save this picture!© KIE+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Sharecenter_img CopyAbout this officeAlexis DornierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMengwiIndonesiaPublished on January 31, 2020Cite: “River Studio / Alexis Dornier” 31 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architect: Photographs Photographs:  KIE ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932673/river-studio-alexis-dornier Clipboard Alexis Dornier Year:  Houses “COPY” City:MengwiCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIEText description provided by the architects. Initially being one of a three unit ensemble, the river studio is a 1 bedroom minimal home, a response to a few constraints and opportunities surrounding the lot shape. Being of extremely narrow nature, the lot required to contain the access road to the main house – as a consequence of that we occupied the space on top of the driveway by cantilevering the small studio bedroom component over it, and created an upstairs.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© KIEWorking with less than 8 m width, we rotated in the living room component slightly, to have longer vantage points and fitted a small swimming pool and garden. On the formal layer we lofted an A-frame roof with the cube that is resting over the driveway to generate untypical roofline that shields from excessive sun exposure and creates privacy. Constructed in steel, wood and concrete we aimed for best fitness for use.Save this picture!© KIEThe soothing color palettes connect to the surrounding green, earthtones and carefully selected artwork make this place a good fit and use of space.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessSuhrkamp Verlag Offices / KinzoSelected ProjectsHEYTEA Shenzhen Fangdacheng Store / UNI DESIGNSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Is Planting Soybeans in 15-Inch Rows With Split-Row Planters Profitable?

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – May 7, 2021 Is Planting Soybeans in 15-Inch Rows With Split-Row Planters Profitable? SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Is Planting Soybeans in 15-Inch Rows With Split-Row Planters Profitable? By Mike StatonMichigan State University ExtensionMany of the soybean acres in Michigan are planted in 15-inch rows using split-row planters. These planters are significantly more expensive than planters of comparable width set up for 30-inch rows and producers want to know if the extra expense is justified. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate how two common row spacings affected soybean yield and income in 2019 and 2020.Two row spacings (15 inches and 30 inches) were compared at two locations in 2019 and six sites in 2020. All trials were planted with planters equipped with interplant/splitter units to ensure that row spacing was the only difference between the treatments. We tried to keep planting rates the same (approximately 130,000 seeds per acre) regardless of row spacing. Stand counts were taken to determine if we achieved this goal.Final stands for the two row spacings were significantly different at four sites and operator and equipment error were responsible at two of these. At the Tuscola County site, the guidance system was off causing some of the 15-inch rows to be planted directly on the previous year’s corn rows. At the Saginaw County site, the planting rate was not adjusted when moving from 15-inch to 30-inch rows. This site provided further evidence that thin soybean stands can produce surprisingly high yields as 57,300 plants per acre produced the same yield as 102,300 plants per acre (66 bushels per acre).The 15-inch rows produced higher yields than the 30-inch rows at three of the eight sites. When six of the locations were combined (Tuscola and Saginaw were excluded), the 15-inch rows produced 2.5 bushels per acre more than the 30-inch rows.Roger Betz, Michigan State University Extension farm management educator, generated a partial budget comparing the economics of purchasing a 12/24 row split-row planter versus a 12-row 30-inch planter. This analysis showed that the 15-inch rows increased income by $2,748 per year over the life of the planter. The assumptions used in the analysis are listed below:15% rate of return on investment2.5 bushels per acre yield increaseSoybean market price of $9.80 per bushel (10-year projection) minus $0.40 transportation and marketing cost or $9.40 net at the farm.500 acres of soybeans per yearPlanter life of 10 years$50,000 higher cost for the interplant planter$7500 salvage valueThe results from these on-farm research trials show that split-row planters are profitable. However, the yield benefit from planting in narrow rows is reduced when planting early and when planting in high-yielding environments. Also, planting in 30-inch rows is recommended in fields having a history of white mold or that are prone to crusting. Another consideration is that a 30-inch planter can also increase planting capacity by 25% as the price of a 16-row, 30-inch row planter is comparable to that of a 12/24 row planter.Many Michigan soybean producers plant soybeans in 15-inch rows with air seeders or box drills and they want to know how their equipment compares to a 30-inch-row or a split-row planter. We conducted one trial in 2020 comparing a John Deere 1770 30-inch-row planter to a John Deere 1690 15-inch-row air seeder. The planter improved final stands by 2,500 plants per acre but the yield was the same for both pieces of equipment (64 bushels per acre). Additional research comparing different planting equipment is needed in Michigan. A summary of row spacing/planting equipment research conducted in the U.S. is available at: MSU Cropping Systems Agronomy – Soybean.This article was produced by a partnership between MSU Extension and the Michigan Soybean checkoff.This article was published by Michigan State University Extension. For more information, visit https://extension.msu.edu. Previous articleMoth Trap Captures “Springing” Up, Currently Other “Worms” Being FoundNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 4/7/21 with Bob Utterback, Utterback Marketing Services Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Seniors Brodziansky and Williams earn Big 12 preseason honors

first_imgFacebook Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vaglio printTwo major catalysts for TCU basketball’s success last season were honored by the Big 12 Thursday and received preseason honors from the conference.Senior Vladimir Brodziansky was named preseason All-Big 12 and senior Kenrich Williams was named All-Big 12 honorable mention.Brodziansky’s record-setting junior season was flooded with accolades from the conference. Averaging 14.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game, Brodziansky earned 82 blocked shots on the season, good for second in school history over the span of a single season. Brodziansky was a member of the Big 12 All-Defensive team, All Big-12 honorable mention and the NIT All-Tournament team.Brodziasnky is joined by Jevon Carter of West Virginia, Jeffrey Carol of Oklahoma State, Devonte’ Graham of Kansas and Zach Smith of Texas Tech.Brodziansky’s honor is the first time a Horned Frog has received an All-Big 12 credit and the first time since 2011-12 season that a Frog was rewarded preseason conference honors. Hank Thomas was awarded preseason All-Mountain West Conference honors during the 2011-12 season.Williams averaged 11.4 points and 9.7 rebounds over his junior season and recorded a conference-best 19 double-doubles on the season. The statistic was also good for 11th nationally. The Texas native played exceptionally throughout the postseason, recording a double-double in all five games of the NIT, including a triple-double performance against Richmond in the final game of the season at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.The Frogs will look to continue their momentum from last season as they begin the season in Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena against the University of Louisiana Monroe. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Previous articleHoroscope: October 18, 2017Next articleBrite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/center_img Twitter I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed What to watch during quarantine ReddIt Twitter + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

French student held because of photos and emails

first_img July 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French student held because of photos and emails June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa Newscenter_img February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Receive email alerts March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very worried by French graduate student Clotilde Reiss’s arrest at Tehran airport as she was about to leave the country on 1 July. Reiss, who was working as a teaching assistant at Isfahan University, has been accused of spying.Relatives told Reporters Without Borders that Reiss’s digital camera contained photos of demonstrations that took place in Isfahan after the announcement of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed election victory. She had also reportedly sent emails about the demonstrations together with photos of them.“Reiss’s arrest is typical of the crackdown that the Iranian authorities have orchestrated since 12 June, “Reporters Without Borders said. “The international community must urgently press for her release. Her fate is similar to that of the hundreds of Iranians who are currently being held in Iran for circulating news and information.”Reiss has been taken to Tehran’s Evin prison. Notified on 2 July of her arrest, the French consular authorities have not yet been able to visit her but they have been in regular touch by telephone. A political science graduate with a keen interest in Iran, Reiss had been in Isfahan since February. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Newslast_img read more

Modeling the radio echo reflections inside the ice sheet at Summit, Greenland

first_imgRadio echo surveys to determine the thickness of ice sheets often record reflections from inside the ice. To increase our understanding of these internal reflections, we have used synthetic seismogram techniques from early seismic modeling to construct two models. Both models were one-dimensional; the first considered only primary reflections, while the second included both primary and multiple reflections. The inputs to both models were a radio pulse and data from the Greenland Ice Core Project (GRIP) core of length 3028 m. The ice core data consisted of a profile of the high-frequency conductivity, calculated from dielectric profile (DEP) measurements, and a smooth profile of the real permittivity. The models produced synthetic radargrams which are the energy reflected from conductivity variations as a function of the two-way travel time. Both models gave similar results, indicating that multiples do not alter the travel time of the reflections, i.e., no O’Doherty-Anstey effect at our time resolution. One of the results was then processed to simulate the reflected energy passing through the receiver circuit of a radio echo system and then compared with a recorded trace. The processed result contained many of the larger reflections recorded below about 500 m, including nearly all the features from depths greater than 1500 m, in particular, several interstadial events in the Wisconsin age ice. Since high-frequency conductivity variations are dominated by chemical changes which are caused by deposition on the surface of the ice sheet, it is possible to conclude that the reflections deep inside the Greenland ice sheet can be treated as isochrons.last_img read more

SAIC Signs Contract to Provide Fighter OT&E Services

first_img View post tag: Signs May 23, 2011 Training & Education View post tag: Provide View post tag: OT&E View post tag: Navy Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide fighter operational test and evaluation (OT&E) services in support of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC). The single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five year base period of performance and a contract ceiling value of $85 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M.; Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, Calif.; and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev.AFOTEC tests and evaluates new warfighting capabilities in operationally realistic environments, influencing and informing national resource decisions. Under the contract, SAIC will provide engineering and technical test services as required in support of OT&E activities including: integrated testing in support of fighter aircraft acquisition programs; test design, planning, execution and reporting; digital test tool development and training; and development of test capability requirements, shortfalls, and solutions.“We look forward to using our demonstrated engineering and analytical expertise to provide AFOTEC with sophisticated operational test and evaluation services,” said Charles Zang, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “SAIC will work diligently with AFOTEC and the USAF to field the latest stealth fighter technology, helping ensure systems are combat-capable and ready to support the Warfighter.”About SAICSAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company’s approximately 43,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $11.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2011.[mappress]Source: SAIC, May 23, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today SAIC Signs Contract to Provide Fighter OT&E Services View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: services View post tag: fighter View post tag: contract Share this article View post tag: SAIC SAIC Signs Contract to Provide Fighter OT&E Services View post tag: Navallast_img read more