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first_img Ohio Valley Conference Representatives Visit EvansvillePlans for the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournaments are underway . OVC representatives and various local officials and community leaders gathered at the Ford Center to check out the venue and discuss potential issues moving…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

first_imgGeorgia turfgrass producers and industry leaders will gather Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Ft. Valley, Georgia, for the annual Georgia Sod and Turf Producers Field Day.Industry leaders and university experts will provide updates on turfgrass-related topics, and the latest equipment will be displayed and demonstrated at the event’s trade show.The field day will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday with a reception at Super-Sod Turf Farm in Perry, Georgia. The reception is sponsored by Trebro Manufacturing and the Georgia Crop Improvement Association.Registration and a continental breakfast are set for 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Fort Valley State University Agricultural Technology Conference Center. The breakfast will be sponsored by Brouwer Kesmac. Educational sessions will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. The keynote address, “On the Economic, Business and Political Climate,” will be delivered by Roger Tutterow, professor of economics and the director of the Econometric Center at the Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed scientist Patrick McCullough will give a presentation on enhancing weed control programs for sod production, and UGA Extension turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz will provide an update on UGA turfgrass research and education programs. Georgia Agribusiness Council President Bryan Tolar will give a legislative update.Lunch will be held at Super-Sod Turf Farm. The trade show and equipment demonstrations will be held after lunch, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.The field day is sponsored by the Georgia Urban Ag Council (UAC). Registration is $75 for UAC members, $95 for nonmembers and $25 for students. After Oct. 7, registration is $100 for UAC members, $120 for nonmembers and $45 for students. UGA Extension personnel can attend Wednesday for $25.For more information, call 800-687-6949, email [email protected] or go to www.urbanagcouncil.com.last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Spanish energy giant Iberdrola says it has decided to invest $500m in a wind and solar farm in South Australia as the first of a series of renewable power projects it hopes to develop in Australia.Iberdrola’s head of renewables, Xabier Viteri, said that in the new year the company would also probably increase its target for renewable energy from the “ambitious” target of 10GW by 2022. “Our ambition is going to be a little bit higher,” he told Guardian Australia.Viteri said Australia was an ideal place to invest because of its high power consumption and stable market. “It’s a place where renewables are going to play a much more relevant position in the coming years, clearly,” he said. “It’s a bit far away from where I am now, that’s the only problem.”The project, the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park, has been under development by the privately owned DP Energy.The plant is to be made up of a 210MW windfarm, designed to peak at the same time as demand at about 6pm to 7pm every day, plus photovoltaic solar to provide electricity during the day.Iberdrola’s country manager for Australia, Fernando Santamaria, said construction would start next year and the plant should be complete by the second half of 2021. “The combination of those technologies, it’s a trend we are seeing globally,” he said. “The wind profile matches very well the South Australian demand, and the solar provides the perfect complement.[Ben Butler]More: ‘Shovel ready’: Spanish firm to put $500m into Australian wind and solar farm Spain’s Iberdrola to invest $500 million in Australian wind, solar hybrid projectlast_img read more

first_imgAs US oil giant ExxonMobil continues exploration in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, the company reported that its Skipjack well did not yield “commercial quantities of hydrocarbons”, according to the Natural Resources Ministry.The Ministry in a statement said ExxonMobil and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) informed authorities that on August 29, 2016 the well proved not to have commercial quantities of hydrocarbons.“We are continuing to have verification work done and awaiting a full report and more information will be provided then. This announcement reminded us of the undulating fortunes of mining in general and of oil exploration in particular,” the Ministry’s statement said.The Stena Carron: Drilling ahead of Liza 3 offshore Guyana (Upstream photo)ExxonMobil, the statement continued, will continue with plans to develop the Liza well with its declared capacity of approximately one billion barrels and also look for other possible targets for drilling.“Likewise, the Government continues its preparations for the eventual production of oil and gas in the near future by building capacity at the legislative, technical and regulatory levels,” the statement continued.Efforts to contact ExxonMobil’s local manager, Jeff Simmons, proved futile, as Guyana Times was told he was out of the office. However, sections of the local media quoted Simmons as confirming that indeed the Skipjack well did not turn up the results expected.International oil and gas newspaper, Upstream quoted ExxonMobil sources who confirmed that the company failed to hit commercial hydrocarbons at the Skipjack exploration well, where the super major was targeting similar conditions to its massive Liza oil find of between 800 million and 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent.The US super major confirmed reports from Upstream sources that Skipjack, which was spud on July 17, was a dry hole.The company did not detail if there were any hydrocarbon shows during the drilling.Sources familiar with the geology in the vast Guyana-Suriname basin called the Skipjack prospect a geological lookalike to Liza, reiterating comments previously made by executives at ExxonMobil’s partner Hess that the Stabroek Block contained potentially more than 20 structures with similar attributes as Liza.The Stena Carron drillship is on location at the Liza 3 appraisal well after drilling Skipjack 40 kilometres to the north-west of Liza.ExxonMobil spud Liza 3 on September 4 and, like its predecessor Liza 2, the well will focus on testing the flank of the Liza structure to determine the aerial extent of the reservoir.Liza 2 hit more than 190 feet of net pay and caused ExxonMobil, along with partners Hess and CNOOC subsidiary Nexen, to boost their estimate of the recoverable oil in place at Liza.In July, ExxonMobil submitted a development plan for Liza to Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency to begin the environmental review process.That plan calls for a pair of rigs to drill development wells from two drill centres, each with a corresponding water injection site to the east. Production will be sent to an FPSO with capacity of around 100,000 barrels of oil per day.Under that plan, first production from the field would come online sometime in 2020 or as late as 2021.last_img read more