Child benefit cuts hit more

first_img THE withdrawal of child benefit from higher rate taxpayers in 2013 will hit 300,000 families more than the government had first believed, it emerged yesterday. Chancellor George Osborne said child benefit would remain in place until young people left education “at the age of 18 or even 19” rather than being reduced from 19 to 16.Government officials now said the lower figure had been a “cautious” initial estimate and had not been vetted by the Office of Budget Responsibility.The change means 1.5m families, rather than 1.2m as previously suggested, will lose the benefit.Officials said the lower figure had been a “cautious” estimate and did not take into account those families that would have lost the benefit had the age limit been reduced. The controversial plans, which see those earning more than £43,875 lose the entitlement, would also raise more than double the £1bn annual savings the government had first forecast, to £2.5bn a year, Osborne said. The proposals have been a constant headache for the coalition since they were announced at the Conservative party conference at the beginning of this month. Shortly after the proposals were announced it emerged single income families on more than £43,875 would lose child benefit, while a family in which both parents worked but earned £40,000 each, giving a combined income of £80,000, would still receive the benefit. Labour shadow chancellor Alan Johnson, attacked Osborne over the figures saying: “The discrepancy between previous projections and what the chancellor announced today beggars belief.” Child benefit cuts hit more Tags: NULL whatsapp Share Wednesday 20 October 2010 8:07 pm center_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Hearst bids for Lagardère

first_imgMonday 31 January 2011 7:54 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm French conglomerate Lagardère is to sell over 100 magazine titles to the publisher of Cosmopolitan for €651m (£560.6m), part of a turnaround strategy for the aerospace-to-media group.Yesterday’s deal with US-based Hearst came as Lagardère shares fell more than three per cent on news of a formal investigation into an insider trading scandal, and as chief executive Arnaud Lagardère sought to reassure investors the row would not deflect him from his recovery plan. Hearst bids for Lagardère last_img read more

House DM-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten

first_imgCopyHouses•Gavere, Belgium “COPY” Photographs Houses Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Philippe Brysse+ 11 Share Projects ArchDaily Area:  219 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House DM-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195246/house-dm-vl-graux-baeyens-architecten Clipboardcenter_img Photographs:  Philippe BrysseText description provided by the architects. The available area of the existing dwelling no longer meets the needs of the client. The design for the renovation of the house shaped various housing functions through an internal node. The new organization creates an interesting space. The living and dining room are pulled up to the ridge and get zenithal light. The window openings are positioned so that the living spaces receive an east-south-west orientation. In the living room, a new fireplace is fitted. The fireplace is a compositional element in the facade.Save this picture!© Philippe BrysseOn the ground floor a kitchen, living and dining area, storage room, dressing room, bedroom and bathroom are provided. The covered outdoor area at the rear is suppressed. To the living room and kitchen is a paved terrace with pond.Save this picture!© Philippe BrysseThe outer shell is cooled by gray stucco facade in isolation. The existing roofing and roof are in good condition and are maintained. Consequently, the cornice height maintained at 2.65m. By adding the stucco facade, the building is 13.20m long and 8.20m wide.Save this picture!© Philippe BrysseProject gallerySee allShow less House DM-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHouse DM-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten Belgium Year:  “COPY” Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195246/house-dm-vl-graux-baeyens-architecten Clipboard 2011 CopyAbout this officeGRAUX & BAEYENS ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesGavereBelgiumPublished on January 05, 2012Cite: “House DM-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten” 05 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

Information Technologists Company benefits from e-Government National Awards

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards The Information Technologists Company (ITC), the 100th Livery Company of the City of London, was the charitable beneficiary of the e-Government National Awards dinner last week. ITC supports a wide range of not-for-profit organisations helping them to obtain the maximum benefit from their IT resources.The e-Government National Awards were presented at London’s Dorchester Hotel with ITC’s clerk, Michael Grant as Master of Ceremonies, presenting the winners with their awards.Prime Minister the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP joined the event via video link in order to congratulate the winners in the 11 categories.ITC, formerly the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, was presented with a £1,000 cheque at the dinner. Charles Hughes of ITC accepted it and used the opportunity to highlight the work that ITC’s charitable arm, iT4Communities (iT4C) does, matching professional IT volunteers with not-for-profit organisations in need of IT support, and highlighted the need for more volunteers to come forward.www.wcit.org.uk  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Information Technologists Company benefits from e-Government National Awards Howard Lake | 28 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more

US Congresswoman Judy Chu Presents Congressional Recognition to Alhambra-San Gabriel Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW)

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. (left to right) branch Speech Trek Coordinator Kathleen Doty, Branch President Betty Morin, US Congresswoman Judy Chu, and Alhambra school board member Jane Anderson.On Saturday, February 8th , thirteen very bright, insightful, eloquent high school students participated in the first phase of AAUW California’s Eleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech Trek Contest.  US Congresswoman Judy Chu made welcoming remarks and presented a Certificate of Congressional Recognition of AAUW”s Alhambra-San Gabriel Branch. The certificate states, “In recognition of your high standards of excellence and outstanding achievements. Your dedication to help women and girls break down education and economic barriers is truly commendable. Your commitment to the youth of the greater San Gabriel Valley is deeply appreciated. Congratulations and best wishes in your future endeavors!”Speech Trek is an annual speaking contest open to all California high school students, whether from public, private, home or continuation high schools.Students prepare an original 5- to 6-minute speech, which is judged for content, organization, and delivery.  The first place winner of the contest conducted by the Alhambra/San Gabriel Branch of AAUW on February 8 th receives $100 and advances to the state-wide competition.  The second place winner at received $50, and the third place winner received $25.Each contestant speech addressed the question: “Are Men and Women Truly Equal Today, or Are The Suffragists of 1920 Still Suffering in 2020?”Top 3 speakers (l-r) Katherine Xie (1st ), Aman Kumar (3rd ) and Sarah Huapaya (2nd )Here are the contestants in this year’s contest:Judge’s Award Student Grade School1st – Katherine Xie 12th Gabrielino High School2nd – Sarah Huapaya   Alhambra High School3rd – Aman Kumar 10th Don Bosco Technical Institute4th –  Nicole Lu   South Pasadena High School5th –  Felicia Tang 12th Gabrielino High SchoolDiamy Wang 10th Alhambra High SchoolJasmine Luong 9th San Gabriel High SchoolJayden Chow 9th San Gabriel High SchoolJessica Lieu   Alhambra High SchoolKhin Han 12th Gabrielino High SchoolLin Knudsen 12th Gabrielino High SchoolMikaela Perez-Beltran 10th Alhambra High SchoolShruti Chand   South Pasadena High SchoolEsther Xu, a student attending Ramona Convent Secondary School, entered the competition but was unable to speak due to illness.A video recording of the first place speech will be posted on Facebook for review by a panel of State Speech Trek judges along with winners from throughout the state.  The State Speech Trek judges will identify five finalists, two of whom will be named as Honorable Mention. The judgeswill invite the top three finalists to compete for cash prizes at the state convention on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel.  Travel expenses, lodging, and meals for each finalist and her/his chaperone will be reimbursed by AAUW.The first place winner at the state contest will receive $1500.  The second place winner at the state contest will receive $1000, and the third place winner will receive $500.  The finalists who received honorable mention also receive cash prizes: $250 for 4 th place and $150 for 5 th place.Students from our local high schools have a winning record.  In the 13 years since the contest began, six finalists have come from one of our local schools:2019 Dominique Ruedaflores, 1 st place2017 Sabrina Sy, 3rd place2016 Sharon Lu, 1st place2015 Caitlyn Cook, 5th place2013 Pavin Trinh, 1st place2009 Alexandra Lossada, 2nd placeAAUW is the American Association of University Women.  AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.  The Alhambra–San Gabriel Branch of AAUW was organized in 1944 to advance education, equity and positive societal change for women and girls in the western San Gabriel Valley. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education US Congresswoman Judy Chu Presents Congressional Recognition to Alhambra-San Gabriel Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1:05 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. 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Altruist Names Pete Dorsey as Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer

first_img LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– Altruist, a fully-integrated digital investment platform for RIAs, appoints Pete Dorsey, former National Managing Director at TD Ameritrade Institutional, to its executive team as Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005204/en/ Pete Dorsey Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer of Altruist (Photo: Business Wire) Mr. Dorsey joins the Altruist team with over two decades of experience in the RIA business, working with the country’s largest brokerage firms, Fidelity and TD Ameritrade. During his time at TD Ameritrade, he helped implement a scalable, responsible growth strategy, generating over $650 billion in assets under management in just ten years to become the second largest RIA custodian in the U.S. At Altruist, Mr. Dorsey will oversee the go-to-market strategy, as the company looks to dramatically scale this year and beyond. In this role, he will work closely with the marketing, product and customer success teams to provide the best platform and client experience for current and future RIAs. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Pete to our team,” said Jason Wenk, CEO of Altruist. “Pete launched and built his career in the custody and brokerage world, working hand-in-hand with financial advisors as they establish and grow their practices. His unique perspective and boots-on-the-ground experience will allow us to grow the Altruist platform and better serve financial advisors of all sizes.” This announcement comes amid an exciting start to 2021 for Altruist. Last month, the firm announced former Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb joined its Board of Directors and closed its latest round of funding, with personal investments from Mr. McNabb and industry icon, Ron Carson. Just two weeks ago, Altruist also launched its new portfolio marketplace, offering advisors access to model portfolios from Vanguard and DFA, as well as Altruist’s in-house models, the Simplicity Series. “Jason and his team at Altruist have demonstrated a clear vision for improving the delivery of financial planning services,” said Dorsey. “I’m excited to join the ranks of a team so focused on improving the advisor-client experience and to throw my experience behind the effort to make financial advice more accessible for everyone.” To learn more about how Altruist is revolutionizing financial advisory services with technology, visit altruist. ABOUT ALTRUIST Altruist is a fintech company on a mission to make financial advice better, more affordable, and more accessible to everyone. Their next-generation digital suite, built for independent financial advisors and their clients, combines software to manage an investment portfolio with a powerful brokerage platform to invest. This helps streamline operations and frees up time, so advisors can focus on serving their clients even better. And with fractional share trading, investors gain access to high-quality assets no matter their portfolio size. The way money should feel. Learn more at altruist.com and follow Altruist on Twitter @altruistcorp. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005204/en/ CONTACT: Sam Marinelli [email protected] 610.246.9928 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: Altruist Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/23/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/23/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005204/en Pinterest Twitter Altruist Names Pete Dorsey as Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleAdditive Manufacturer Green Trade Association Announces New MembersNext articleAlpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces Application-Specific EZBuck™ Regulator to Power Intel Tiger Lake Platform Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

‘Ten Times Penalty’ Prescribed For Deficit Stamp Duty Cannot Be Mechanically Imposed: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories’Ten Times Penalty’ Prescribed For Deficit Stamp Duty Cannot Be Mechanically Imposed: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Sep 2020 7:00 AMShare This – x”Extreme penalty i.e. ten times of the duty or deficient portion thereof cannot be based on the mere factum of evasion of duty.”The Supreme Court has observed that the penalty of ten times prescribed under Section 40(1) (b) of the Indian Stamp Act cannot be mechanically imposed.The reason such as fraud or deceit in order to deprive the or undue enrichment are relevant factors to arrive at a decision as to what should be the extent of penalty under Section 40(1)(b), the bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that the penalty of ten times prescribed under Section 40(1) (b) of the Indian Stamp Act cannot be mechanically imposed.The reason such as fraud or deceit in order to deprive the or undue enrichment are relevant factors to arrive at a decision as to what should be the extent of penalty under Section 40(1)(b), the bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and R. Subhash Reddy observed.As per Section 40(1)(b) if the Collector is of opinion that such instrument is chargeable with duty and is not duly stamped, he shall require the payment of the of the proper duty or the amount required to make up the same, together with a penalty of the five rupees; or, if he thinks fit, an amount not exceeding ten times the amount of the proper duty or of the deficient portion thereof.In this case, while impounding the document, the collector [styled as a Deed of Assent executed between M/ H.C. Dhanda Trust, a private trust and Jogesh Dhanda] imposed ten times penalty (Rs.12,80,97,000/) on the ground that “the party has not mentioned the actual nature of the document with the intention to escape the duty”. Referring to Section 40 and other provisions, the bench observed that whenever statute transfers discretion to an authority the discretion is to be exercised in furtherance of objects of the enactment.The discretion is to be exercised not on whims or fancies rather the discretion is to be exercised on rational basis in a fair manner. The amount of penalty not exceeding ten times is not an amount to be imposed as a matter of force. Neither imposition of penalty of ten times under Section 40(1) (b) is automatic nor can be mechanically imposed. The purpose of penalty generally is a deterrence and not retribution. When a discretion is given to a public authority, such public authority should exercise such discretion reasonably and not in oppressive manner. The responsibility to exercise the discretion in reasonable manner lies more in cases where discretion vested by the statute is unfettered. Imposition of the extreme penalty i.e. ten times of the duty or deficient portion thereof cannot be based on the mere factum of evasion of duty. The reason such as fraud or deceit in order to deprive the Revenue or undue enrichment are relevant factors to arrive at a decision as to what should be the extent of penalty under Section 40(1)(b).The Court also noticed its judgment in Gangtappa and another vs. Fakkirappa, 2019(3) SCC 788 which dealt with a similar issue.The bench also observed that it is only in the very extreme situation that penalty needs to be imposed to the extent of ten times. In this case, the bench noted that the conduct of the party was not found to be dishonest or contumacious. Taking note of the facts of the case, the bench allowed the appeal by reducing the penalty imposed to the extent of the half i.e. five times of deficiency in the stamp duty ( Rs.6,40,48,500)Case name: TRUSTEES OF H.C. DHANDA TRUST vs. STATE OF MADHYA PRADESHCase no.: CIVIL APPEAL NOS. 3195-3196 OF 2020 Coram: Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and R. Subhash Reddy Counsel: Sr. Adv A.K. Chitale and SG Tushar MehtaClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Footpath on major road becoming health & safety hazard

first_imgDonegal County Council has been urged to prioritise funding to widen a footpath on one of Letterkennys busiest routes. The section of road in Conwal just outside the town currently has a small footpath running adjacent to it however with a huge increase in runners and walkers using the route, the footpath has deemed unfit for purpose for some time.The issue is to be raised at today’s sitting of the Letterkenny Municipal District by Cllr James Pat McDaid.He says it’s becoming a real health and safety hazard and action must be taken by the local authority: WhatsApp Facebook Footpath on major road becoming health & safety hazard Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Google+ Pinterest Previous articleWoman & two police officers injured in third night of disorderNext articleRichard Kerr continues to improve in Supersport class News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ By News Highland – July 10, 2018 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

The atmospheric implications of radiation belt remediation

first_imgHigh altitude nuclear explosions (HANEs) and geomagnetic storms can produce large scale injections of relativistic particles into the inner radiation belts. It is recognised that these large increases in >1 MeV trapped electron fluxes can shorten the operational lifetime of low Earth orbiting satellites, threatening a large, valuable population. Therefore, studies are being undertaken to bring about practical human control of the radiation belts, termed “Radiation Belt Remediation” (RBR). Here we consider the upper atmospheric consequences of an RBR system operating over either 1 or 10 days. The RBR-forced neutral chemistry changes, leading to NOx enhancements and Ox depletions, are significant during the timescale of the precipitation but are generally not long-lasting. The magnitudes, time-scales, and altitudes of these changes are no more significant than those observed during large solar proton events. In contrast, RBR-operation will lead to unusually intense HF blackouts for about the first half of the operation time, producing large scale disruptions to radio communication and navigation systems. While the neutral atmosphere changes are not particularly important, HF disruptions could be an important area for policy makers to consider, particularly for the remediation of natural injections.last_img read more

Drilling permit for well 30/2-5 S in production licence 878

first_img NPD issues drilling permit for well 30/2-5 S. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy a drilling permit for well 30/2-5 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 30/2-5 S will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility in position 60°56’11.23″N and 2°37’12.51″E after concluding the drilling of wildcat well 35/10-6 for Equinor Energy AS in production licence 827 S.The drilling programme for well 30/2-5 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 878.Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60 per cent. The other licensees are Wellesley Petroleum AS (20 per cent) and Source Energy AS (20 per cent). The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 30/2 and 30/3. The well will be drilled about 17 kilometres south of Kvitebjørn.Production licence 878 was awarded on 10 February 2017 in APA 2016. This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the licence.The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity. Source: Company Press Release Well 30/2-5 S will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facilitylast_img read more