Weather warning level upgraded to Orange status

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Print Linkedin WhatsApp Twittercenter_img NewsBreaking newsWeather warning level upgraded to Orange statusBy admin – January 5, 2014 716 Email Andrew CareyMET Eireann has upgraded the weather warning for the west coast counties of Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Galway and Mayo to status “Orange” as the storm front intensifies off shore.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up High winds of up to 80km/h are expected as the afternoon progresses but by later tonight heavy rain and winds of up to 120km/h are expected to hit the coast as the mid Atlantic storm front batters its way to land.The severe weather warning is in effect until midday on Monday while the conditions are expected to remain, although at a lower level, until at least Tuesday.Localised spot flooding and debris will hinder motorists who are urged to take care and only travel if necessary as the day and night progress.Limerick’s councils are working to ensure damage is at a minimum and Eircom is working on faults throughout the areas hampered.ESB Networks say that crews are on standby to react to any power outages. Previous articleStorms on all fronts as gale force weather alert remainsNext articleLimerick City of Culture CEO resigns adminlast_img read more

Astronaut Christina Koch reunites with her dog after 328 days in space

first_imgNot sure who was more excited. Glad she remembers me after a year! pic.twitter.com/sScVXHMHJn— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) February 13, 2020Koch returned to her home after landing in Kazakhstan from a 328-day mission to the International Space Station. The trip shattered the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, which was previously held by retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set the record with 288 days in space in 2017.“I didn’t necessarily know what this mission was going to turn into when I launched,” Koch told ABC News’ senior transportation correspondent David Kerley in an interview from the space station last month. “But I think one of the things about the astronaut corps is that we are taught to be adaptable and to be ready for anything in a mission that comes our way.”Koch, an electrical engineer, was part of the first-ever all-woman spacewalk along with fellow U.S. astronaut Jessica Weir in 2019. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. NASA(NEW YORK) — When astronaut Christina Koch returned home this week from a nearly 11-month space mission, she said she wasn’t “sure who was more excited” about it: her or her dog.The record-breaking astronaut posted a video to her Twitter on Thursday showing the joyous reunion during which her rescue dog, LBD (short for Little Brown Dog), couldn’t contain herself.“Not sure who was more excited. Glad she remembers me after a year!” Koch, 41, said in the Twitter post.last_img read more

Zenith Energy makes payment to KUFPEC for Sidi El Kilani

first_imgZenith can confirm that it has initiated the necessary formalities in relation to the aforementioned approval process, and that a decision is expected in due course Zenith Energy makes payment to KUFPEC for Sidi El Kilani. (Credit: drpepperscott230 from Pixabay) Zenith Energy Ltd. (“Zenith” or the “Company”) (LSE: ZEN; OSE: ZENA-ME), the listed international oil & gas production company focused on pursuing African development opportunities, is pleased to announce that it has made payment for a total of US$250,000 to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company K.S.C.C (“KUFPEC”), a subsidiary of the State of Kuwait’s national oil company, in relation to the acquisition of a 22.5% working interest in the North Kairouan permit and the Sidi El Kilani Concession (the ” Tunisian Acquisition “), which contains the Sidi El Kilani oilfield (“SLK”).As publicly announced on April 20, 2020, the total consideration payable by Zenith in relation to the Tunisian Acquisition is US$500,000 (“Consideration”).Under the terms of the conditional sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”), first announced to the market on April 20, 2020, signed between Zenith Energy Netherlands B.V. (“Zenith Netherlands”), a recently incorporated fully owned subsidiary of the Company, and KUFPEC (Tunisia) Limited (“Seller”), a 100% subsidiary of KUFPEC, KUFPEC’s entitlement of oil produced from SLK since the date of signing of the SPA will belong to Zenith Netherlands.It is expected that the production revenue generated since the date of signing of the SPA will be sufficient to fully satisfy the second and final Consideration payment to be made by the Company to the Seller for the Tunisian Acquisition by October 2020. Zenith does not therefore expect to raise additional capital to fund the Tunisian Acquisition.Completion of the Tunisian Acquisition remains conditional on approval being granted by the Comité Consultatif des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Tunisia in respect of the transfer of the Seller’s right, title and interest in and under the Tunisian Acquisition to Zenith Netherlands.Zenith can confirm that it has initiated the necessary formalities in relation to the aforementioned approval process, and that a decision is expected in due course.Andrea Cattaneo, Chief Executive Officer, commented:“We are delighted with the favourable terms Zenith has secured in relation to the Tunisian Acquisition and we look forward with enthusiasm to beginning activities at SLK in partnership with CNPC and the Tunisian state oil company, Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP).The Company is also actively exploring additional onshore oil production opportunities in the Republic of Tunisia: a safe, democratic jurisdiction with a long-established history of successful oil and gas production activities for independent companies such as Zenith.As is clear, we are systematically executing our development strategy in Africa across a number of opportunities by diligently deploying our financial resources to maximise the enrichment of our portfolio at a time of great opportunity.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Lessons learned in astronaut school

first_imgBefore appearing onstage for the Askwith Forum at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Feb. 17, Stephanie Wilson ’88, a NASA astronaut, spoke with the EdCast about the importance of education based in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for women.Wilson had the opportunity to speak directly to her target audience as 9-year-old Grace Laplante guest co-hosted with Matt Weber for the online broadcast. She discussed her aspirations as a student, her career as an astronaut, and the need for women of all ages to get more involved in STEM-related fields of work and study. Wilson also acknowledged the lack of media representation for female role models, stating that “it’s hard, I think, for young girls to see strong female roles in STEM in the media on a regular and consistent basis.”Though she agrees that there is much work to be done, Wilson remained positive about the future prospect of women pursuing careers in STEM fields.“There are many opportunities for careers working for several companies and now that there are lots of international technologies, it’s very important for women to be part of international technology decisions,” said Wilson. “I think that there are wonderful opportunities in STEM and that girls should really try it out and see if they like it.”Astronaut School | Harvard Graduate School of EducationNASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson speaks with 9-year-old Grace Laplante about the importance of female role models in STEM careers and her adventures in space, and shares lesser-known facts about astronaut ice cream.last_img read more