Cairn Oil & Gas secures 10-year PSC extension for Ravva field in India

first_img Image: Cairn Oil & Gas’s operations in India. Photo: courtesy of Cairn Oil & Gas, a vertical of Vedanta Limited. Vedanta’s oil and gas subsidiary Cairn Oil & Gas has secured a 10-year extension of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the Ravva block in Andhra Pradesh, a state in India.The approval, which follows completion of 25 years of operations at the Ravva field, has been granted by the Government of India, acting through the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.The field is said to be the oldest producing asset in India for Cairn, while the extension is effective from 28 October 2019.The Ravva field will be the first large field to secure PSC extension under the “Policy for the Grant of Extension to the Production Sharing Contracts signed by Government awarding small, medium sized, and discovered fields to private Joint Ventures”.Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal said: “The Ravva PSC extension is one more example of the trust the government has reposed in us.“We look forward to working with all our partners towards achieving our vision of contributing 50 percent of the country’s domestic production and supporting the government in its energy security goals.”Joint Venture to recover about 13 million barrels of oil equivalentThe PSC extension for the Ravva field allows the joint venture partners to recover about 13 million barrels of oil equivalent.As of 31 October 2019, it has produced 295 million barrels of oil and 418 billion cubic feet of gas equivalent to 365 million barrels of oil equivalent. Under the revised field development plan (RFDP), JV partners plan to invest INR 550 crore ($78m) to drill seven wells, targeting additional reserves of ~11.7 million barrels of oil equivalent.Vedanta, Cairn Oil & Gas CEO Ajay Kumar Dixit said: “Fast-tracking decision making will help quicker and timely recovery of these additional reserves.“Ravva is a fine example of augmenting production in an ageing oil field with the help of the most advanced technological interventions in the industry globally.“We have also always advocated a sustainable and safe work environment and Ravva has been a testament to our efforts with a slew of awards to its credit. Our endeavour is to make Ravva a global case study for enhanced recovery in an ageing oil field.”Last year, Baker Hughes, a GE company, secured a development contract from Cairn Oil & Gas for the construction of nearly 300 new wells and delivery of a chemical EOR program in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The approval follows completion of 25 years of operations at Ravva block in Andhra Pradeshlast_img read more

Strutt & Parker new CEO is high flyer from BNP Paribas side of business

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Strutt & Parker new CEO is high flyer from BNP Paribas side of business previous nextAgencies & PeopleStrutt & Parker new CEO is high flyer from BNP Paribas side of businessTwo-and-a-half years after the two businesses came together, UK boss Andy Martin is to move to group level and be replaced by his deputy Etienne Prongué.Nigel Lewis5th March 202001,696 Views Strutt & Parker and its French owners BNP Paribas have announced a major management restructure in the UK.This comes two and a half years after the French bank’s property arm merged with Strutt & Parker to become one, although at the time many within the industry recognised it as an acquisition.Strutt and Parker’s Senior partner Andy Martin (above, right), who lead the venerable estate agency before and after the businesses came together, has now been promoted to join the senior management team at BNP Paribas’ Group operation.His deputy in the UK, Etienne Prongué (above, left), has been promoted to run the combined property business.But Prongué has little or no residential experience and, therefore, Strutt & Parkers’ two residential senior leaders are to ‘step into new leadership roles’. Prongué gained a degree in Urban Estates Management from Kingston University prior to joining BNP Paribas.These are sales chief Louis Harding and lettings director Kate Eales, although other departmental bosses are to step up to the plate to take more senior positions as well.These are Stephen Wolfe, its Head of Valuations, who is to get Prongué’s former commercial property job and John McLarty, who is to become its Head of Planning.Senior teamA spokesperson at Strutt & Parker told The Negotiator that an announcement of how this ‘senior team’ would now jointly run the combined business would be made in due course.“It has been an honour to lead Strutt & Parker and BNP Paribas Real Estate through these last 10 transformational years,” says Andy Martin.“The merger has allowed us to create a powerful nationwide offering across the full property life-cycle.“Three years on, our people’s combined expertise is helping our clients to shape the future of real estate and the places we live, work and visit. I’m proud of the business we have built and what we have achieved. “etienne prongue andy martin bnp paribas strutt and Parker March 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Protest for the Oxford two

first_imgAnimal rights campaigners protested against the University’s plans for a new animal holding facility last Saturday. Demonstrations throughout the week, led by SPEAK, ‘the voice of the animals’, culminated in 150 protestors on Broad Street issuing the University with a list of demands. These include abandoning the £18 million building, which they believe will lead to increases in animal testing, and the freeing of the ‘Oxford Two’, a pair of rhesus macaque monkeys who have been in captivity for 15 years and subjected to artificially induced brain damage. The University has dimissed both demands claiming the number of animals tested should not increase and that the ‘Oxford Two’ were terminated four years ago. This claim was met with scorn by SPEAK, who have demanded independent verification, saying the University will “have to do better than that”. There were no arrests and the protest was described by an eyewitness as “angry, but peaceful”. However, away from the scene, contracters’ car tyres were slashed and paint was poured over them.ARCHIVE: 3rd week TT 2004last_img read more

University Church reopens to the public

first_imgThe University Church of St. Mary the Virgin has reopened to the public following extensive restoration work.The completed refurbishment, costing £5.5 million, officially opened on Friday 8 March. It marks the greatest change to the church building since the late nineteenth century.The renovation included the restoration of the chancel and nave, the painting of the ceiling and the addition of a new ‘celure’, which recreates a celestial sky in paint. Improvements have also been made to the public access of the church, including the re-grading of the garden to provide wheelchair access and the installation of a lift designed to fit with the building’s historical structure.The Reverend Canon Brian Mountford, vicar at the University Church, said in a statement, “We are delighted with the results of this restoration project and we hope our congregation and hundreds of thousands of annual visitors will be just as pleased with the Church.“Our attention now turns towards our education project, which will celebrate the Church’s historic relationship with the community of Oxford and the University.”The restoration took two years to complete, and was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Clore Duffield Foundation, University of Oxford and the Parish Church Council. The medieval building, which plays host to Oxford’s tallest spire, boasts an average of 300,000 visitors every year.Rachel Hunter, a first year undergraduate, commented, “The Church is beautiful inside and made the long queue when I went up the tower significantly more enjoyable.”Liz English, Christian Union rep at Hertford, told Cherwell, “Believers and passers-by alike would recognise that the Church is an integral part of Oxford. It helps to make Oxford what it is…For the cityscape and Christian life of Oxford, the University church was certainly worth saving.”last_img read more

A water main broke at 43rd St. and JFK Blvd today;…

first_imgBAYONNE – Crews are finishing repairs to the water main break on 55th Street and Broadway that occurred yesterday, December 28, dropping water pressure for most residents and leaving some without running water. The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management said that the few residents experiencing interrupted service should see a return to full service today. Repairs of 55th Street and Broadway are expected to be completed today.Another, smaller, break at 43rd Street and Kennedy Boulevard was reported today by Suez, the company that manages Bayonne’s water utilities. Kennedy Boulevard is closed from Dillon Drive to 45th Street. Water service was not interrupted due to this smaller water main break. There is no need to boil water, according to Suez.last_img

Ocean City High School Honors Scholars in 43rd Annual Academic Awards Program

first_img2013-2014: Three-Year Award Winners Zachary Altieri – 11Amber Angelucci – 11Zachary Archer – 11Matthew Aromando – 11Christopher Barham – 12Elizabeth Beatty – 12Ryan Beebe – 11Brooke Blumenstock – 11Justin Booth – 11Karissa Bourbeau – 11Lauren Bowersock – 11Francis Brady – 12Emily Breed – 11Noel Butler – 11Melissa Cappolina – 12Edward Carter – 11Sabiha Chowdhury – 12Michael Daddi – 11Allison Daly – 11Maria Dattilo – 11Jacqueline Davis – 12Jenna DelVescio – 11Fiona Devine – 11Jeremy Dilks – 12Sean Dougherty – 11Ashley Edgell – 11Joseph Ferrilli – 11Benjamin Fischer – 11Antonio Gentilini – 11Kevin Gill – 11BriarRose Ginn – 11Emily Grant – 11Madeline Greaser – 11MacKenzie Greene – 11Raquel Gresham – 11Mercy Griffith – 11Epiphany Grisbaum – 11Zachary Hackett – 11Brandon Hadtke – 11Kelly Hanna – 11Alec Helm – 11Malia Hindle – 11Krista Iannone – 11Benjamin Jargowsky – 11Austen Johnson – 11Augustus Jurasinski – 11Kira Kelly – 11Allison Kirkpatrick – 11Madison Knapp – 11Emily Knight – 12Sarah Laux – 11Emma Leeds – 11Daniel Loggi – 11Erika Lorenz – 12Paige Manjrawala – 12Kristin Marshall – 11Patrick Martin – 11Rosa Martinez – 11Luke Martino – 11Christopher Mateer – 12Thomas Matera – 11Rachael Matousch – 12Laura McKinley – 11Lauren McNally – 11Alison Miles – 11Corey Mounce – 11Emma Murphy – 12Stephanie Murray – 11Erin Myers – 11JoHannah Newman – 11Mary Ney – 11Collin Noble – 11Joshua Olandt – 12Macy Oteri – 11Melissa Pagano – 12Evan Pearce – 11Shelby Petro – 12Amy Phillips – 11Robert Phillips – 11Lauren Prettyman – 11Miranda Rausch – 11Kristina Redmond – 11Rosemary Reidy – 11Kristi Rohrer – 11Erin Rundall – 11Jared Savino – 11Logan Schettig – 11Alexander Schoedler – 12Miranda Schumacher – 11Pierce Shellhorn – 11Justin Smith – 11Michele Snyder – 12Noah Spear – 11April Stein – 12Rachel Stremme – 11Jessica Sykes – 11Jamie Taylor – 11Devon Terwilliger – 11Jessica Therrien – 11Nathaniel Trofa – 11Maura Twiggs – 11Christina Urban – 11Mikayla Utley – 11Mary Wagner – 11Danielle Walawender – 11Lindsey Wan – 11Celena White – 11Zachary Williams – 11Ivan Yang – 11Caliope Yiannos – 11 Ocean City High SchoolOcean City High School held its 43rd annual Academic Awards program Tuesday at the high school.Students were honored for having a grade-point average over 3.3 for consecutive marking periods. See complete list of honorees below.Students recognized for one year of honors received a certificate. Two-year award winners received a key chain engraved with their name. Three-year award winners received an engraved pen and case. The four-year honors received a plaque and Dr. Jamison read a description of their school activities, their future goals and college plans.The night began with a dessert reception for all honorees and their families. 2013-2014: One Year Award WinnersPatricia Abenante – 9Julianne Affanato – 9Hiba Ahmad – 9Rialee Allen – 9Alyssa Altieri – 9Bradari Altman – 9Jany Anderson – 9Peter Anderson – 12Michelle Ardiles – 9Amanda Attiya – 9Alexandra Auberzinsky – 12Linda Avila – 9Matthew Baldini – 9Hanna Banner – 9Katelyn Barbuto – 9Liza Barrick – 12Emily Batastini – 9Michael Beebe – 9Jenna Beese – 12Garret Benvenuti – 9Cori Berman – 11Elizabeth Blankley – 9Logan Bloomstead – 9Courtney Bodenschatz – 9Julia Bornhardt – 9Liam Bradley – 9Madelyn Bradway – 10Gabrielle Breazeale – 11Fiona Breslin – 9Joshua Brook – 9Brittany Broomell – 9Abigail Broschard – 9Marc Brosky – 10Kimberly Brown – 9Devon Bry – 12Dylan Calloway – 10Jennifer Campbell – 12Julie Ann Campbell – 12Nicholas Canuso – 9Sara Caracciolo – 9Benjamin Cardwell – 9Taylor Carr – 9Mia Caucci – 9Trisa Chakraborty – 9Chanhi Chheth – 9Chenda Chheth – 12Maliha Chowdhury – 11Matthew Choy – 9Isabella Citera – 9Leigh Anne Clarke – 9Kyle Conrad – 11Sydney Couval – 9Bryce Cox – 9Jack Crowell – 9Rosalia Daddi – 9Jacob Davis – 9Joseph Delgrande – 10Giovanina DeLuca – 9Samantha DeRobertis – 9Allison DiAngelis – 9Eric Dillenberger – 12Felicia Dillon – 9Alexis DiMercurio – 12Julia DiPietro – 9Andrew Donoghue – 9Killian Dougherty – 9Samantha Dragon – 9Kyrstin Ebert – 12Kyle Edwards – 10Matthew Edwards – 9Anna Elmer – 11Marissa Eshelman – 12Nicholl Fenton – 9Aimee Ferenz – 12Brianna Ferrara – 9Sebastian Fine – 9Laura Fithian – 9Sadie Ford – 9Austin Fox – 9Isabelle Frascella – 12Alexia French – 12Valerie Galderisi – 9Cooper Gallagher – 12Sarah Gardner – 9Anthony Garreffi – 9Albert Garrett – 9Annabelle Gartner – 10Yuri Gieza – 11Isabella Gilhooley – 9Shannon Gill – 9Darby Grant – 10Skylar Green – 12David Greenwood – 10Abigail Hackett – 9Jane Hadley – 9Robert Hamby – 10Brooke Handley – 9Joshua Handshaw – 12Julia Hansen – 9Jacey Hanson – 9Anthony Havens – 9Christian Heist – 11Dara Hennessy – 9Thomas Henry – 9Julia Herrington – 9Keani Hindle – 9Alexandria Hoffman – 9Jasmine Holder – 12Nicholas Hornick – 11Samantha Horowitz – 9Madison Howell – 10Paul Howell – 9Thomas Hulse – 9Madison Hunt – 9John Iaconelli – 9Janae Isaacs – 9Ashley Jamison – 9William Johnson – 9Alexander Jones – 12Dean Jones – 11Anna Kelly – 9Emma Kelly – 9Gretchen Keyser – 11Patrick Kistler – 9Madison Kitchen – 9Sarah Krajicek – 9Nicole Kramer – 9Dawson Kuhn – 9Gloria Laboy – 12Robert Lane – 9Sean Lane – 9Alison Lawn – 9Jamie Lea – 11Courtney Leonard – 9Giuliana Leotta – 9Kelsey Lovette – 11Sarah Lucey – 9Madeleine Martinelli – 9Olivia Martinelli – 9Sabbatino Marziano – 9Sabrina Marziano – 9Taylor Mason – 9Elizabeth May – 9Kaylin McAndrews – 9Holly McCrosson – 9Christian McDermott – 11Rylee McDonnell – 9Kyle McGurk – 12Victoria McHugh – 9Gina Melillo – 12Olivia Meloy – 12Matthew Metzler – 9Madison Montanero – 9Evan Monteith – 9Megan Montemurro – 9Sean Mooney – 10Lauren Norbury – 12Allison Novasitis – 9Amanda Nunan – 9Abbygayle O’Boyle – 9Kevin O’Brien – 10Kyle O’Connor – 9Ashley Ogurek – 9Thomas Olandt – 9Matthew Oleksiak – 9Alexis Paone – 9Aleva Parker – 9Samantha Parks – 12Juana Parral – 9Mackenzie Pearce – 9Samantha Peaschek – 9Andrew Pensa – 9Morgan Pfau – 9Ellen Pfeifle – 12Lauren Phifer – 11Logan Pierpoint – 9Rebecca Piotrowski – 11Caroline Pizzano – 9Charles Poole – 12Phoebe Prettyman – 9Brooke Proctor – 10Devon Punthrangkul – 9Alexandria Pursglove – 9Olivia Quinn – 9Devon Raab – 9Samantha Ravelli – 11Scott Redmond – 9Julie Reeves – 9John Riordan – 9Miriam Rosario-Vega – 9Kyle Rumaker – 9Erica Rush – 10Jordan Sabatino – 9Grace Sacco – 9Michael Saul – 9Taylor Scanlon – 12Jared Schiavone – 9Jason Schiavone – 9Donald-Jan Schroder – 10Brooke Segich – 9Nicole Seither – 9Jasmine Sham – 9Sarah Shannon – 9Alexandra Sharp – 9Alyssa Shiffler – 9Nicole Shiffler – 12Samantha Shulde – 11Noah Siciensky – 9Jenna Sieder – 9Casey Sigmund – 9Jacob Simone – 9Jacob Smith – 9Brianna Snyder – 9Paul Stanton – 12Meredith Steele – 9George Swensen – 9Madeline Szabo – 12Alexandra Teise – 12Torre Teise – 9Andrew Tomaino – 9Matthew Torrence – 9Natiya Trzecki – 9Jonathan Vineyard – 12Madeline Walker Hughes – 9Daniel Walsh – 9Alicia Walton – 12Forest Wan – 9Henry Weigel – 11Grace Wigglesworth – 12Nicholas Williams – 9Mason Yeager – 11Stellanie Yiannos – 9Kuang Young – 9Kasey Yunghans – 9Rachael Zeides – 10Taylor Zeides – 9Susan Zennario – 10Thomas Zigner – 10 2013-2014: Two Year Award WinnersMadelyn Adams – 10Adina Ahlstrom – 11Caitlin Aldridge – 10Jordan Allegretto – 10Renata Altimari – 12Justin Angelastro – 10Joshua Arnold – 10Nicholas Artymowicz – 10Noah Aungst – 10Logan Avena – 10Lucas Baker – 11Michael Barrett – 12Charity Beckert – 10Alyssa Bellucci – 10Victoria Berglund – 12Emma Bergman – 10Tucker Birmingham – 10Clare Blumberg – 10Kate Blumberg – 10Caitlin Bond – 10Samantha Bornhardt – 10Seona Boyle – 10Madeline Brady – 11Olivia Briggs – 10Keri Broadley – 12Hannah Bromhead – 10Cassidy Buch – 10Harlee Cancelosi – 10Savannah Carter – 11Francis Casey – 10Dana Cates – 11Joshua Childs – 10Zacharey Chopek – 10Teresa Citera – 11Joseph Clifford – 10Anna Colbert – 10Sarah Cordery – 10Shane Cummings – 10William Cundiff – 10Patrick Cusack – 10Thomas Cusack – 10Matthew Daquila – 11Lauren Davidson – 10Connor Dean – 12Katherine Delgrande – 12Chase Devlin – 10Mark Doughten – 10Ethan Douris – 10Julia Dragon – 11Frederic Dubbs – 10Hallie DuBruille – 10Samuel Durham – 12Hannah Eiler – 11Nickolas Eisele – 10Kiersten Estelle – 10Gregory Fischer – 10Katilynn Foster – 11Caroline Franks – 10Annamarie Freedman – 11Enrique Gaytan – 10Ambrosia Gibboney – 11Catherine Gleason – 11Griffin Grimes – 12Maggie Grimes – 11Sarah Griswold – 12Lily Guseman – 10Brigit Hadam – 10Tara Hadam – 12Whitney Hanna – 12Taylor Hazlett – 10Sarahjane Hehre – 10Jeffrey Hoffner – 10Scott Hogan – 11Kyle Howey – 11Clifford Hyson – 10Sean Jamison – 10Julie Kampf – 10Frances Kane – 10Juliana Kemenosh – 10Matthew Kennedy – 11Michael Kimball – 10Aaron King – 10Julianna King – 12Braedyn Kistler – 10Mackenzie Kitchen – 10Julianna Kuemmerle – 12David Laverty – 10Sydnee Lisa – 10Asa Littlefield – 10Danielle LLoyd – 10Travis Longstaff – 10Alexandra Love – 10Rebekah Martin – 10Justin Mason – 12Christopher Masusock – 10Brendan McClure – 10Edward McLaughlin – 10Katelyn McLaughlin – 10Maureen McLaughlin – 10Shannon McLaughlin – 10Alexa Mealey – 10Constance Meyer – 12Liza Milov – 10Jenna Monaghan – 10Dante Monteleone – 10Abigail Montemurro – 11Jessica Mounce – 12Adam Myers – 10Evan Nathan – 10Tatiana Neely – 11Ryan Newell – 10Jacob Newsome – 12Ryan Oberly – 10Rebekah O’Brien – 12Sarah Olandt – 10Evan Oliva – 10Shannon Oteri – 10Orsalia Palapanis – 10Brett Palmer – 10Victoria Papazacharis – 12Emily Pensa – 11Ashlyn Petro – 10William Phillips – 10Nicole Piergross – 10Laura Pomeroy – 12William Poole – 10Christina Porreca – 11Justin Price – 12Taylor Price – 12Marie Quiao – 12Carolyn Reade – 10Fiona Richmond – 10Alexis Riddiough – 10Carly Roeck – 12Jacklyn Romano – 10Olivia Rumbas – 10Emily Ruth – 10Emily Rutter – 10Molly Salmonsen – 10Ryan Saul – 10Fayelyn Scioli – 10Melissa Scott – 11Arianna Segich – 11Andrea Sharp – 11Margaret Shiffler – 12Megan Shone – 12Megan Smock – 10Kayleen Snyder – 11Rachael St Clair – 11Shane Stack – 10Raquel Stark – 12Scott Steinberg – 10Lauren Stevens – 10Colin Stewart – 10Sophia Talese – 10Johanna Terrels – 10Justin Trowbridge – 10Franklin Tutelian – 10Matthew Unsworth – 11Haley Vernon – 10Natalie Viso – 10Minh Vu – 10Jeremy West – 10Anya Whiteside – 10Hayley Williams – 12Kelsey Williams – 10Gabriella Wyand – 11Kevin Yang – 10Sean Yeats – 11Bridget Young – 10Allison Zelinski – 10Zachary Zellers – 11 2013-2014: Four-Year Award WinnersMaham Ahmad – 12Mina Amjadi – 12Sarah Anderson – 12Nina Bachich – 12Isabel Benvenuti – 12Kevin Birk – 12Caroline Bowman – 12Sean Bowman – 12Aine Boyle – 12Lauren Burch – 12Jonah Butler – 12Patrick Carr – 12Erica Catanoso – 12Rachel Chain – 12Hannah Childs – 12Alexandra Coste – 12Olivia Craig – 12Julie Cusack – 12Theresa Donlevie – 12Jayme Estadt – 12Shannon Farrell – 12Bridget Flynn – 12Kaitlyn Fox – 12Zachary Fox – 12Christopher Gorski – 12Justin Goucher – 12Jee-Anna Graeff – 12William Graham – 12Parker Guariglia – 12Angela Guido – 12Elias Guseman – 12Taylor Jackson – 12Erica Johns – 12John Kane – 12Joseph Keyes – 12Leah Kornberg – 12Amanda Leonetti – 12Nicole Libbey – 12Robert Lokken – 12Abigail Lyons – 12Madison Mack – 12Flavia Martinez – 12George Meyers – 12Gianna Norwood – 12Evan Ochlan – 12Shaun O’Connor – 12Louis Paone – 12Stephen Pashuck – 12Hadly Patterson – 12Carolyn Previti – 12Madelyn Raab – 12Daniel Reinhold – 12Nicole Renteria – 12Zachary Sakena – 12Jordan Sedotti – 12Lana Sharp – 12Austin Stroh – 12Lauren Sutherland – 12Courtney Thern – 12Joshua Tibbitts – 12Lauren Vetter – 12Kieran Walsh – 12Erica Watson – 12Kevin Wiesner – 12Rachael Young – 12last_img read more

Irrigated Sod Requirement in Ocean City Likely to Dry Up

first_imgCurbside strips of grass in front of new or rebuilt homes would require irrigation systems under an ordinance tabled by City Council in Ocean City, NJ. A new recommendation would allow native plantings that don’t require irrigation.A proposed law that would require Ocean City property owners to install irrigation systems to maintain grass between curbs and sidewalks appears destined for the graveyard or for a major change.The Ocean City Environmental Commission was scheduled to meet Tuesday night to discuss the proposed ordinance. But the meeting was not held for lack of a quorum.City Council first proposed the measure in September with the idea of  improving aesthetics and decreasing impervious coverage on a flood-prone island. The ordinance would apply only to newly constructed and substantially rebuilt homes (reconstruction costs more than 50 percent of assessed value).Several members of the public at the time opposed the ordinance in public comment, citing the cost, waste of water and lack of necessity.Before a second reading of the ordinance, Councilman Antwan McClellan asked for more time to investigate alternative ideas, and Council voted to table the measure. It was referred to the Environmental Commission for a recommendation.The Environmental Commission voted unanimously on Nov. 3 to recommend drought-resistant native plantings that do not require irrigation (as an alternative to sod) and mulch. The plantings could not be invasive, have thorns, barbs or toxicity. They would have to be salt-tolerant and maintained at a height no greater than 12 inches, according to the recommendation.Curb strips should not contain any hardscape material such as pavers, and the city should provide links to help owners search for suitable plantings, according to minutes for the Nov. 3 meeting.On Tuesday night, Commission Chairman Marty Mozzo said that the scheduled discussion would have been only an update on the status of the ordinance. The commission proposes no changes to what it has already recommended.City Council has not yet scheduled a reading of a new ordinance based on the Environmental Commission recommendation. Whether or not it does, it appears the idea of a required streetside irrigation system is doomed.last_img read more

OCBP Then and Now: Rookie School

first_imgOCBP Captain Jack G. Jernee drills the lifeguards in resuscitation skills on the 12th Street beach on June 21, 1939.Techniques have changed since then but not the lifeguards’ commitment to saving lives.On Saturday, June 20, newly hired lifeguards will begin a week of mandatory rookie school under the direction of Chief Tom Mullineaux. All summer the rookie lifeguards will work with veteran lifeguards to continue their lifesaving training.— By Fred Miller, historian and former Ocean City Beach Patrol lieutenantlast_img

Home-spun handiwork

first_imgOne book we’re unlikely to be reviewing is Knitted Cakes by Devon-based textiles author-cum-time-waster Susan Penny, which features a “mouth-watering” selection of mohair muffins and furry fairy cakes.This estimable tome to knit-wittery contains “twenty hand-knitted cakes to make and keep and twenty more to make and give away!” Yes, to Oxfam. If they’ll take them.There appears to be a cottage industry around knitted confectionery for pillow biters (if that term hasn’t already been mis-appropriated), as this “McKnitie’s Jam Sandwich Cream” (right) attests. One blogger put it down to “an eerie connection between knitting and cake”. Eerie? Actually yes, it is rather creepy. “Where there is the sound of softly clacking sticks and string you will probably find cake crumbs. Knitting-themed cupcakes seem the perfect way to connect the dots.”If you say so. Those of you intent on knitting cake, please endeavour to make the eating experience more pleasant than being gagged with a scarf. Here’s a guide on how to knit marzipan: http://bit.ly/doC03ilast_img read more

Press release: Preferred Candidate Selected for the role of Comptroller and Auditor General

first_imgGareth Davies has been selected as the Government’s preferred candidate to succeed Sir Amyas Morse as the Comptroller and Auditor General.Gareth is a partner at the international accountancy and advisory firm Mazars LLP, where he leads on audit and advisory work for UK public services. He joined the firm in 2012 from the Audit Commission, where he was Managing Director, Audit Practice. He has 30 years’ experience of auditing and advising public bodies including local authorities, NHS organisations and central government agencies.Gareth is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also currently a trustee and Honorary Treasurer at Save the Children UK and a trustee at the Institute of Development Studies.As soon as Parliamentary time allows, the Prime Minister will seek to move a motion in the House for an address praying that Her Majesty make the appointment, in accordance with Section 11 of the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011.last_img read more