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Manifestantes en contra del Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas se pronuncian sobre la amenaza que dicen genera el oleoducto. Foto de No Dakota Access in Treaty Territory – Campamento de las Piedras Sagradas.[Episcopal News Service] Luego de su declaración de apoyo a la protesta por el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas del 25 de agosto, el obispo primado Michael Curry está invitando a todos los episcopales a ayudar a la Diócesis de Dakota del Norte en su tarea de ministrar a los manifestantes.Ese apoyo, dijeron Curry y otros miembros del personal [denominacional] de la Iglesia Episcopal, podría asumir la forma de ayuda inmediata para cubrir los costos en que incurren sobre el terreno los tres campamentos de protestas que se encuentran en la reserva sioux de la Roca Enhiesta [Standing Rock] o en sus inmediaciones y para acciones de defensa [o promoción] social que pudieran emprenderse en respaldo de las preocupaciones de los manifestantes.Los organizadores han dicho que se encuentran en urgente necesidad de inodoros portátiles y de contenedores de desechos de carga y descarga. Sus gastos incluyen la comida que se prepara en el lugar, atención sanitaria y gasolina para llegar al sitio de difícil acceso, el cual se ha hecho más difícil por el bloqueo que han impuestos los agentes de la policía en la autopista principal. Las parroquias y congregaciones locales están proporcionando recursos materiales y espirituales para apoyar a los manifestantes y, a su vez, cuentan con el respaldo de la diócesis.“Hemos visto la resistencia de los manifestantes en Roca Enhiesta y, como ha dicho el Obispo Primado, somos llamados a solidarizarnos con ellos por el bien de todos”, dijo Heidi Kim, la misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal para la reconciliación racial. “Como cristianos, creo que una manera en que podemos demostrar nuestra solidaridad es ayudar al clero y las congregaciones de la Diócesis Episcopal de Dakota del Norte a brindar cuidado y apoyo pastoral. Ellos participan activamente en responder a las necesidades físicas y espirituales de los manifestantes, y podrían hacer uso de nuestra ayuda”.La diócesis está aceptando donaciones económicas, según el Rdo. John Floberg, canónigo misionero de la comunidad episcopal en la reserva de Roca Enhiesta, que atiende tres congregaciones en la parte de la reserva correspondiente a Dakota del Norte: San Lucas [St. Luke’s], en Fort Yates; Santiago Apóstol [St. James’], en Cannon Ball y la iglesia de la Cruz [Church of the Cross], en Selfridge. “El dinero es mejor”, dijo él, “porque podemos comprar de todo aquí o pagar aquí las facturas de los gastos en que se incurran”.Tales donaciones pueden hacerse a la diócesis pulsando el botón que dice “donate” en su página web, con una referencia a “Roca Enhiesta” [Standing Rock] o “NODAPL”. También pueden enviarse por correo postal a la dirección de la diócesis: 3600 25th St. South, Fargo, ND 58104.El Rdo. John Floberg posa junto a una bandera de la Iglesia Episcopal que se sumó a las banderas de otras organizaciones y tribus que participan de la protesta contra el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas. Foto de la página de Facebook de John Floberg.Floberg dijo que también son aceptables donaciones de materiales, pero sólo aquellos que hayan sido oficialmente solicitadas por la tribu sioux de Roca Enhiesta. Actualmente, esas solicitudes incluyen chamarras y gorros, mantas, tiendas y fórmula para alimento de bebés. Las temperaturas descienden por la noche hasta cerca de los 9º C. y podría haber escarcha en los primeros días de septiembre, dijo él.Floberg puede transportar donaciones materiales a los campamentos y garantizar su adecuada distribución y uso. Las personas que deseen hacer estas donaciones en especie deben comunicarse primero con él vía email a [email protected] para acordar el envío.Los manifestantes se oponen al oleoducto de 1857 kilómetros que se extendería desde los yacimientos petrolíferos de Bakken en el noroeste de Dakota del Norte hasta Patoka, Illinois, para llevar diariamente unos 570,000 barriles de petróleo. El oleoducto atravesaría el lago Oahe, parte del río Misurí, apenas a un kilómetro de la reserva. Los que se oponen al proyecto dicen que el oleoducto amenaza el agua potable de la reserva y profana terrenos sagrados. La acción también ha atraído la atención de celebridades como Susan Sarandon, Leonardo di Caprio y la protagonista de Divergent Shailene Woodley, así como de organizaciones tales como el Grupo de Trabajo de las Naciones Unidas sobre Poblaciones Indígenas.A los manifestantes, que consiguieron detener las obras este mes en esa parte del oleoducto, se les compara con algunos de los eventos más importantes de la historia nativoamericana, y la Diócesis de Dakota del Norte se ha solidarizado con su causa y [con esa intención] emitió una declaración de apoyo el 19 de agosto y miembros diocesanos han estado en los tres campamentos de protesta ayudando a crear una presencia unificada y contribuyendo con artículos de primera necesidad tales como alimento.La promoción social en apoyo del objetivo de los manifestantes es otra manera en que los episcopales pueden ayudar, según Jayce Hafner, analista de política nacional de la Iglesia Episcopal que trabaja en la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia que tiene su sede en Washington, D.C., y el Rdo. Charles Allen Wynder Jr., un diácono que es misionero de la Iglesia para la justicia y promoción sociales.Ellos dicen que los episcopales pueden:* Dirigirse a sus representantes y senadores para pedirles que el Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de EE.UU. haga una completa evaluación medioambiental que contemple todas las implicaciones del oleoducto y que incluya el impacto [que el mismo] ha de tener en la reserva y que respete las obligaciones pactadas [entre el gobierno de EE.UU. y los indígenas] (el pueblo de Roca Enhiesta cuestiona la idoneidad del proceso y el contenido de la evaluación medioambiental expedida por el Cuerpo [de Ingenieros] en julio.* Pedirle directamente al Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército que lleve a cabo una evaluación medioambiental completa que incluya el impacto [del proyecto] en la reserva y que respete las obligaciones pactadas; y* Dirigirse al Departamento de Justicia de EE.UU. y solicitarle a los funcionarios que supervisen la naturaleza y utilización de la policía y de posible equipo militar durante la protesta.Floberg dijo que los manifestantes viven en tres campamentos distintos al lado norte y sur de la desembocadura del río Cannonball, un afluente del Misurí. El campamento de las Piedras Sagradas en la ribera sur del río en la reserva de Roca Enhiesta surgió en la primavera cuando comenzó a correrse la voz sobre la construcción del oleoducto. A principios de este mes “empezó a llegar mucha más gente” y surgió un nuevo campamento en la rivera norte del río en terrenos de unas corporaciones. Manifestantes provenientes de la reserva india Rosebud en Dakota del Sur se unieron a la protesta y levantaron un tercer campamento. Los tres campamentos están cerca del pueblo de Cannon Ball, en Dakota del Norte, sede de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol [St. James Episcopal Church].Si bien hay tres distintas ubicaciones, “no existe competencia entre estos campamentos; están todos unidos”, dijo Floberg.Más de 4.000 manifestantes han estado en los campamentos a veces y ha habido una presencia continua de más de 600 personas, según él.Osh Johnson, de la nación diné [o navaja] hace pan para el almuerzo en el campamento de las Piedras Sagradas, uno de los tres campamentos que se han plantado junto al río Cannonball en Dakota del Norte para albergar a los manifestantes que protestan contra el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas. Foto de No Dakota Access in Treaty Territory – Campamento de las Piedras Sagradas.Los manifestantes han estado comentando en las redes sociales sobre la poca atención que le han prestado a la protesta los medios de prensa nacionales. Si bien el New York Times informó recientemente sobre la protesta, pocas otras publicaciones han seguido el ejemplo.Floberg hizo notar que la ocupación, durante seis semanas a principios de este año, del Refugio Nacional de la Vida Salvaje en Malheur, Oregón, por un grupo de militantes antigubernamentales armados obtuvo información diaria en la mayoría de los más importantes medios de prensa.“Esos tipos tenían armas, pero eran mucho menos en número —y estuvieron permanentemente en las noticias”, señaló él. “Esta es una protesta de protección pacífica que continúa y los órganos noticiosos nacionales no parecen darse cuenta. Eso ha sido terriblemente decepcionante”.Floberg arguyó también lo que dijo haber sido “una cantidad importante de desinformación” dada por los funcionarios del gobierno. “Ha estado destrozando el tejido de una vida común de personas nativas y no nativas”, apunto.Se han referido a los nativos como “rufianes” y como “si estuvieran participando en actividades ilícitas”, recalcó. El alguacil del condado de Morton dijo que el control de la Autopista 1806 se había erigido porque había habido denuncias de disparos, denuncias que Floberg recalcó que no habían podido corroborarse.El alguacil, agregó Floberg, también afirmó que le habían dicho que había informes de “niples” [bombas de fabricación casera con tubos] en los campamentos. Floberg explicó que cuando los lakotas se reúnen hay unas personas conocidas como ‘portadores de pipas’ que oran por la gente con la pipa sagrada que está “cargada” de tabaco. Han tergiversado ese ritual de “cargar [el tubo de] la pipa” al decir que los manifestantes estaban haciendo bombas de tubo, señaló.Floberg dijo también que “parece haber poco interés en la verdad porque están tratando de presionar este campamento y reducir cualquier apoyo y sentimiento públicos para suprimirlo”.“De manera que yo como sacerdote episcopal no puedo tener acceso irrestricto al lugar donde sirvo como sacerdote”, enfatizó Floberg refiriéndose a [la iglesia] de Santiago Apóstol en Cannon Ball. “Tengo que conducir 64 kilómetros más a partir de esa barricada” para llegar a la iglesia o al “sitio de protección” donde ha estado ministrando.Él dijo que ha protestado a los agentes de policía en el punto de control de que le están negando los derechos —que le otorga la Primera Enmienda [de la Constitución]— a la libertad de expresión, de reunión y de culto.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Bobcat Fire photo credit: Derek Stevenson, Nosnevets Productions.According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, smoke from the Bobcat Fire burning in the region has caused unhealthy air quality in the greater Pasadena area.“It is difficult to tell where smoke, ash or soot from a fire will go, or how winds will affect the level of these particles in the air, so we ask everyone to remember that smoke and ash can be harmful to health, even for people who are healthy,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Health Officer for Los Angeles County. “If you can see smoke, soot, or ash, or you can smell smoke, pay attention to your immediate environment and take precautions to safeguard your health. These precautions are particularly important for children, older adults, and people with heart or lung diseases.”These precautions include avoiding unnecessary outdoor exposure and limiting physical exertion (whether indoor or outdoor), such as exercise. 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WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Almost 25% of pupils in protestant schools are from a catholic background Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCCC-NW says Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit plans remains on trackNext articleGAA – NFL Donegal v Cork Preview News Highland By News Highland – March 3, 2012 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A new survey shows that almost a quarter of pupils in Protestant primary schools come from a Catholic background.The ‘Our School Community’ survey also found that Protestant schools throughout Ireland cater for a broad range of religious and cultural diversity.Academic success and reputation was the most important reason for almost half of parents when choosing a Protestant school.The national survey comes as fears are expressed for the future of some small protestant schools in Donegal under new budgetary rules. Those fears will be among the issues highlighted at a protest rally in Letterkenny a week from today.Principal of the Church of Ireland College of Education is Dr Anne Lodge………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/lodge2pm.mp3[/podcast]
Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 43 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country to country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 8.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 225,230 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 906,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 892,000 cases and over 778,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Latest headlines:‘Blatant disrespect’ for scientists led to COVID-19 confusion, deaths: WHODow down 720 points as COVID cases rise and stimulus hopes evaporateNew York’s micro-cluster strategy is working: CuomoWorld ‘should learn from Senegal,’ WHO epidemiologist saysChina testing entire city after a single asymptomatic caseEl Paso County imposes nighttime curfew as hospitals and ICUs fill upUS reports some 60,000 new cases after record-breaking surgeHere’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern.Oct 26, 2:00 pm‘Blatant disrespect’ for scientists led to COVID-19 confusion, deaths: WHOCountries in the northern hemisphere, particularly in Europe and North America, are seeing a concerning rise in infections and hospitalizations, as well as dwindling ICU beds, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said during a news conference in Geneva.“Last week saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported so far,” Tedros said.When leaders act quickly, the virus can be suppressed, he noted. On the other hand, Tedros added, “Where there has been political division at the national level, where there has been blatant disrespect for science and health professionals, confusion has spread and cases and deaths have mounted.”ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Oct 26, 1:14 pmDow down 720 points as COVID cases rise and stimulus hopes evaporateThe Dow was down 720 points today, or 2.5%, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rose nationwide. At the same time, Americans’ hope for a second round of stimulus checks evaporated.“It looks like the clock’s run out” on a stimulus deal before the election, according to market research firm Fundstrat, and investors have turned pessimistic again.Among the only stock market winners today is Zoom, up 2.5%, as the company continues to benefits from Americans working from home, while most other industries, including airlines and restaurant chains, struggle. Even tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet (Google), which have been relatively insulated from the pandemic, are slightly down today.ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis contributed to this report.Oct 26, 12:37 pmNew York’s micro-cluster strategy is working: CuomoCOVID-19 testing positivity has fallen to 3.25% in New York’s red zones, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a Monday news conference. The state’s overall testing positivity rate is 1.18%, among the lowest in the nation during a time when daily cases, hospitalizations and testing positivity rates are rising around the country.“The easiest way to control with the maximum benefit is to wear the mask,” Cuomo said. Despite the fact that New York’s micro-cluster approach to stemming the virus’ spread appears to be working, the governor said he’s concerned about the upcoming holiday season.“We have one of the lowest rates in the country,” Cuomo said. “I’m concerned about everybody else.”Oct 26, 10:08 amPence tests negative, after close aides infectedU.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife both tested negative for COVID-19 again Monday morning, according to a spokesperson.The negative results come after at least five people within Pence’s orbit were found to be infected as of Saturday night.Multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that four of Pence’s staff members tested positive for COVID-19, including his chief of staff Marc Short as well as the vice president’s “body man,” a position that often represents an individual who is the closest aide to the office holder.Pence’s “body man” and two additional staffers who tested positive have been quarantining since last week, the sources said.ABC News’ Katherine Faulders and John Santucci contributed to this report.Oct 26, 9:13 amTrump’s chief of staff admits US is ‘not going to control the pandemic’As COVID-19 infections surge across the nation, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows admitted Sunday that the United States is “not going to control the pandemic.”“We’re not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigations,” Meadows said in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union.When pressed on why the Trump administration wasn’t going to get control of the pandemic, Meadows said: “Because it is a contagious virus.”Oct 26, 8:15 amFrance may actually have 100,000 new cases per day, government advisor saysFrance’s public health agency said Sunday that it had confirmed another 52,010 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily increase the country has seen since the start of the pandemic.However, Dr. Jean-Francois Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the French government on the pandemic, told France’s RTL radio on Monday morning that, in reality, the country may have an estimated 100,000 new cases per day due to undiagnosed cases and asymptomatic infections.Delfraissy said that France is in a “very difficult, even critical, situation.”As of Sunday afternoon, France’s public health agency had confirmed a total of 1,138,507 cases with 34,761 deaths. More than 12,000 patients remained hospitalized with COVID-19, including at least 1,816 in intensive care.The European nation has the fifth-highest tally of diagnosed cases, after the United States, India, Brazil and Russia, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Oct 26, 7:45 amWorld ‘should learn from Senegal,’ WHO epidemiologist saysAs the novel coronavirus spreads rapidly across the United States, a top infectious disease epidemiologist is praising the successful testing and diagnosis strategy of a West African nation.“We can & should learn from Senegal,” Maria Van Kerkhove said on her official Twitter account Sunday.And we should learn from … … …— Maria Van Kerkhove (@mvankerkhove) October 25, 2020Van Kerkhove’s tweet included a post from the WHO’s Regional Office for Africa about the challenges Senegal faced at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and how the country has taken steps to strengthen its testing through digitization, decentralization and fast results.In another tweet, Van Kerkhove said the world should also learn from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Rwanda, Uruguay, China and Singapore.Oct 26, 7:17 amChina testing entire city after a single asymptomatic caseAll 4.7 million residents of a city in China’s northwest Xinjiang region are being tested for COVID-19 after a single asymptomatic case was detected there, officials said.Local authorities launched the mass testing program in Kashgar, after a 17-year-old girl who didn’t have any symptoms tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday during a routine screening at the garment factory where she works.By Sunday afternoon, another 137 asymptomatic cases were identified in Kashgar — all linked to another factory where the girl’s parents work, according to a statement from Xinjiang’s regional health commission. It’s the highest number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases reported in a day in China in more than six months.Testing of the entire city is expected to be completed by Tuesday. At least 2.8 million people have been tested so far, according to Xinjiang’s regional health commission.Meanwhile, lockdown measures have been imposed and all schools in the region are closed until Friday.Oct 26, 5:57 amEl Paso County imposes nighttime curfew as hospitals and ICUs fill upA nightly curfew has been issued for El Paso County in Texas, where COVID-19 infections have exploded in recent weeks.El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered all residents to stay home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., starting Sunday night, for the next two weeks to help prevent further spread of infection. The curfew is not applicable for those traveling for work or essential services. Only one person per household is allowed to access essential services at a time.A fine of $250 will be handed down to those who aren’t wearing a mask and $500 for any other violations of the order, Samaniego said.El Paso County has seen a 160% increase in COVID-19 positivity rates since Oct. 1, as well as a 300% jump in hospitalizations. As of Saturday night, all hospitals and intensive care units in the area had reached 100% capacity, according to Samaniego.“The purpose of the curfew is to limit mobility in the community,” Samaniego said during a press conference Sunday night. “Currently, our hospitals are stretched to capacity.”Oct 26, 5:06 amRussia’s daily case count hits new record highRussia confirmed 17,347 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new national record, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.The country’s previous record of 17,340 new cases was set on Thursday.An additional 219 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered in the last 24 hours, down from Wednesday’s peak of 317, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. More than 30% of the new cases — 5,224 — and over 28% of the new deaths — 62 — were reported in the capital.The nationwide, cumulative total now stands at 1,531,224 cases with 26,269 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fourth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India and Brazil, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Oct 26, 4:36 amUS reports some 60,000 new cases after record-breaking surgeThere were 60,789 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is nearly 23,000 less than the previous day and falls under the national record of 83,757 new cases set on Friday.An additional 914 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Sunday, down by from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 8,636,168 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 225,230 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 80,000 for the first time on Oct. 23.Over the weekend, the country reported more than 83,000 new cases two days in a row.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Evolving conditions at the terminus of Thwaites Glacier will be important in determining the rate of its future sea-level contribution over the coming decades. Here, we use remote-sensing observations to investigate recent changes (2000–2018) in the structure and velocity of Thwaites Glacier and its floating tongue. We show that the main trunk of Thwaites Glacier has accelerated by 38% over this period, while its previously intact floating tongue has transitioned to a weaker mélange of fractured icebergs bounded by sea ice. However, the rate of structural weakening and acceleration was not uniform across the observational period and we identify two periods of rapid acceleration and structural weakening (2006–2012; 2016–2018), separated by a period of deceleration and re-advance of the structurally-intact shear margin boundary (2012–2015). The timing of these accelerations/decelerations strongly suggests a link to variable ocean forcing. The weakened tongue now has some dependency on landfast sea ice for structural integrity and is vulnerable to changes in landfast ice persistency. Future reductions in landfast sea ice could manifest from changes in climate and/or the imminent removal of the B-22A iceberg from the Thwaites embayment. Such changes could have important implications for the integrity of the ice tongue and future glacier discharge.
Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Wednesday, University of Utah men’s basketball head coach Craig Smith announced the hiring of assistant coach DeMarlo Slocum.Slocum served as an assistant coach for the Utes from 2011-2019 under former Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak.In the interim, Slocum served on former UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s staff the past two seasons for the Runnin’ Rebels.A native Las Vegan, Slocum helped the Runnin’ Rebels achieve a 20-16 (.556) record during his time at UNLV.Furthermore, the past two seasons, Slocum assisted the Runnin’ Rebels in the classroom as 11 UNLV student-athletes posted a 3.0 GPA or greater during the Spring 2020 semester.During his previous time with the Utes, Slocum helped current NBA standouts Delon Wright and Kyle Kuzma reach the next level.Slocum has also served as an assistant coach at Colorado State (where he worked alongside Smith) and Idaho while working as USC’s director of operations under then-Trojans head coach Tim Floyd in the 2005-06 season.Slocum played men’s basketball for Dixie State College (now Dixie State University) and Georgia Southern.He is a 2001 graduate of Georgia Southern, earning a degree in public recreation and kinesiology.Slocum expressed his gratitude for this opportunity Wednesday.It’s a great day to be a Ute!!! https://t.co/wUJiek4pE3— DeMarlo Slocum (@DEMARLOSLOCUM) April 7, 2021 April 7, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Brings DeMarlo Slocum Back To the Program
32nd Offshore Licensing Round generates considerable interest. Image credit: C Morrison from Pixabay . The United Kingdom’s latest offshore licensing round has attracted 104 applications covering 245 blocks or part-blocks across the main producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Applications were received from 71 companies ranging from multinationals to new country entrants.The 32nd UK Offshore Licensing Round, which closed on 12th November 2019, offered acreage in the Central North Sea, Northern North Sea, Southern North Sea and the West of Shetlands.The OGA fully supports the energy transition, welcomes the government’s legally binding commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. The OGA understands why there could be concern about UK domestic production of oil and gas in this context. However, oil and gas will remain an important part of our energy mix for the foreseeable future, including under net zero scenarios, where the UK is still expected to be a net importer. As such, managing the declining production and maximising the economic recovery from the UK remains vital to meet those energy demands as long as they exist, and to reduce reliance on hydrocarbon imports.As part of its continued commitment to improving access to quality data and insights, the OGA made a significant volume of data available in support of the 32nd UK Offshore Licensing Round. The data sets were made available through the UK National Data Repository (NDR) and the OGA website.Dr Nick Richardson, Head of Exploration and New Ventures at the OGA, said: “The response to the round has been very positive, exceeding the interest received for the 30th Offshore Licensing Round which was also in the more mature areas of the UKCS. We look forward to seeing how the data released in support of the round has been used to support the applications submitted.”The OGA is currently focussing on evaluating the 32nd round applications, with a view to making awards in 2Q 2020. The OGA will engage with industry on the timing and nature of the 33rd round, which is unlikely to take place in 2020. Source: Company Press Release The 32nd UK Offshore Licensing Round, which closed on 12th November 2019, offered acreage in the Central North Sea, Northern North Sea, Southern North Sea and the West of Shetlands