Image: Flowtex Energy acquires oil field in Texas. Photo: Courtesy of Anita starzycka/Pixabay Flowtex Energy has made its biggest acquisition so far. Acquiring the Minerva-Rockdale Field in Milam County, Texas, has risen Flowtex’s total controlled acreage above the 3000 acre mark and increased its producing well count to 26. This acquisition adds 545,010 barrels of net proved and probable oil reserves to the company’s portfolio, according to a report written by Mire & Associates.“We could not be more excited about buying this field. It’s a low risk prospect with multiple objectives, building on the success of our Yang well, which is currently being completed, to fuel this next move,” said Beau Flowers, President.The field was originally drilled by Rockdale Energy in 2012 and contains 16 total wells. 13 of those wells are currently producing, 1 is an infield saltwater disposal well, 2 have been drilled, but not completed. Flowtex intends to complete the two uncompleted wells and drill 10-15 new wells between now and the end of 2020, the first new drill and recompletions before the end of this year.Flowtex Energy is an independent oil & gas producer based in Austin, Texas that has been in business since January 2015. It has seen tremendous success partnering with accredited investors to develop Texas Oil & Gas fields.“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”-J. Paul Getty Source: Company Press Release This acquisition adds 545,010 barrels of net proved and probable oil reserves to the company’s portfolio, as per a report written by Mire & Associates
Home » News » Agencies & People » SDL Bigwood auction on the money previous nextAgencies & PeopleSDL Bigwood auction on the moneyThe Negotiator24th January 20170646 Views It was double your money time as the latest SDL Bigwood auction raised £8.8 million.Held at the Holte Suite, Aston Villa, a significant number of properties went for 100 per cent above their guide price. Black Country homes, in particular, saw a hot trade.Auction partner Gurpreet Bassi said, “We were delighted with the results.“It completed a hat-trick of SDL auctions in just a week where we raised £15 million in sales across the network.”The latest resulted in a success rate of 79 per cent. All the lots offered on behalf of Birmingham City Council sold. Ninety per cent of the 66 residential vacant properties were also snapped up.In Ladywood, a four-bedroom end terrace, made £126,000 off a guide of £50,000; a mid terrace in Sparkhill, sold for £102,000 from a guide of £50,000 and in Walsall, a three-bedroom semidetached, guide price £19,000 to £24,000, hit £71,000.auction SDL Bigwood SDL Bigwood auction January 24, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’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 2021
YOU CAN GO HOME AGAINby Jim RedwineThose of you who have had the pleasure of visiting New Harmony, Indiana and those of us privileged to live there know its Anglo-Saxon origins include a huge debt to Robert Owen of New Lanark, Scotland. Owen made his fortune milling textiles and yarn in New Lanark and used a great deal of his money to buy New Harmony from the German Lutheran community led by Father George Rapp. Owen based his dream for mankind on the non-religious philosophies of the Enlightenment. The influences of both the Rappites and Owenites have been deeply woven into the two unique experiments that resulted in today’s New Harmony.Peg and I were somewhat aware of Robert Owen and his progressive policies on fair treatment for his employees in the New Lanark mills. But frankly, I had always thought the true Owen visionary was Robert’s son, Robert Dale Owen, who was a United States Congressman, a delegate to Indiana’s 1850-1852 Constitutional Convention and a passionate advocate for Women’s Rights and the abolition of slavery. Of course, Robert Dale was a visionary but Peg and I discovered when we visited New Lanark, Scotland two weeks ago that the origin of the son’s great passions was from the father.All of Robert Owen’s children were given the middle name of “Dale” which was their mother’s maiden name. Caroline nee Dale Owen’s father, David Dale, was himself an innovator in methods of textile production. Robert Owen married the boss’s daughter and eventually owned controlling interest in the New Lanark mills which continue to produce great quantities of yarn today.Some of you know Peg is an excellent knitter whose felted hats, mittens, purses and other creations are much sought after. Of course, she can only create one item at a time and her efforts to teach me “knit” from “purl” and “cast off” have been a great disappointment to her. However, New Lanark with its cornucopia of colors and textures was, forgive me Robert, heavenly. The manager of the gift shop in New Lanark was so impressed and excited by the photos of Peg’s creations Peg showed her she wants Peg to make items for the shop. We will soon be receiving a huge shipment of New Lanark yarn in New Harmony.It also made us feel as if we were returning to New Lanark instead of visiting it for the first time when we were housed in “The New Harmony Suite” at the New Lanark Hotel. It was marvelous and felt like home.When Peg and I toured the beautiful areas of New Lanark it was an almost mystical feeling. New Lanark is certainly different from New Harmony but it felt comfortable and somehow reassuring. New Lanark’s buildings reminded us of the dormitories, Granary and other structures in New Harmony. The River Clyde that powered David Dale’s original mill rushes through the town and is integral to its character much as the Wabash River is to New Harmony. But the connections between the two small towns, both of which have produced much original thought, are much more direct and concrete than merely emotional.Robert and Caroline Owen’s large brick home is right beside the working factory. When Peg and I entered the home it felt much as the brick homes in New Harmony today. But it was the full New Harmony homage set out in the basement that showed without need for explanation the almost two hundred years of cultural intertwining between New Lanark, Scotland and New Harmony, Indiana. The numerous documents and photographs concerning New Harmony and especially the continuously running video portrayal of the contributions back and forth made Peg and me feel as if we had just sat down for coffee with our friends at Sara’s Harmony Way coffee shop in New Harmony.So it appears to Peg and me and to other friends of ours from New Harmony, such as Nathan and Jeanne Maudlin who have also been to New Lanark and strongly recommended we put it on our Scotland vacation itinerary, that Thomas Wolfe’s melancholy lament may be wrong. Perhaps “you can go home again” if you are from New Harmony and go to New Lanark.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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British rock band Royal Blood have announced a new album How Did We Get So Dark? due out June 16, 2017, via Warner Bros. Records. In support of this, the duo have shared the album’s lead single “Lights Out” with an accompanied music video. They’ve also announced a slew of United States tour dates, kicking off June 2 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA and will extend through August 16 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, with festival appearances at The Governors Ball in New York City, Glastonbury, Eden Sessions, and Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival.Watch “Lights Out” below:Tickets for all dates will be available for purchase starting at 9:00 AM local time on Friday, April 28th. See the full schedule below:Royal Blood U.S. Live Dates2ndJune – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA2ndJune – 4thJune – Governor’s Ball, New York, NY6thJune – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC7thJune – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA9thJune – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI10thJune – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH11thJune – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN31stJuly – Upstate Concert Hall, Buffalo, NY3rdAug – Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH5thAug – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL8thAug – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC9thAug – Showbox, Seattle, WA10thAug – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR12thAug – Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA13thAug – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA15thAug – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA16thAug – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police say they have found no evidence of criminal misconduct in money transfers from the Vatican that a financial agency mistakenly inflated by almost $1.8 billion and fueled corruption speculation. Australian Federal Police investigated the transfers to Australia that the country’s financial intelligence agency, Austrac, reported to the Senate in December amounted to $1.8 billion over six years. Austrac last month revealed it had vastly overstated the sums, blaming the miscalculation on a computer coding error. The Vatican said transfers to Australia since 2014 amounted to $7.35 million and were for legitimate expenses including running its embassy and contractual debts.
University of Georgia food science graduate student Ikechukwu “Ike” Oguadinma, 27, has been awarded the Food Safety Auditing Scholarship from the Food Marketing Institute Foundation in partnership with the Safe Quality Food Institute.Oguadinma is one of 15 students who received the award at the SQF International Conference held last October in San Antonio, Texas. Each student received a $3,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to attend the conference with more than 850 food safety professionals.A native of Nigeria, Oguadinma came to the U.S. to study food science after earning an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. He selected UGA after researching leading food science teaching and research programs in the U.S.“I discovered that UGA has one of the best programs in food science in the country, boasting of esteemed food-safety researchers such as (Distinguished Research Professor) Dr. (Larry) Beuchat and (Regents Professor) Dr. (Michael) Doyle. These are very remarkable people and I knew to work with them and current outstanding faculty in the UGA food science department would teach me a lot and enable me to grow in my career,” he said.Before deciding on UGA, Oguadinma also reached out to UGA food science Distinguished Research Professor Casimir Akoh, also a native of Nigeria.“After learning of his remarkable work on synthetic infant milk fat formula and enzymatic transesterification of lipids, I knew I could translate my degree in biochemistry into food science; a world of possibilities was opened up to me,” Oguadinma said. “The science of food will be here forever because humans need the energy to survive. Today, people have become more aware of what they eat and have become smarter about their food consumption. Now more than ever, safe and healthy food is in high demand.”Oguadinma also appreciates the university’s culture.“I knew UGA was in the South and I have always heard about the South and its hospitality,” he said.Oguadinma came to the UGA Athens campus in 2017 and moved to the UGA Griffin campus in 2018 to conduct research under the guidance of UGA professor Ynes Ortega, a world-renowned parasitologist, at the UGA Center for Food Safety. His work with Ortega focused on two major parasites (Cyclospora cayetanensis and Cryptosporidium parvum) on parsley and cilantro. The parasites can contaminate herbs and fresh produce and cause severe diarrhea in infected individuals.“We looked at how well these parasites survive on these herbs in the field. Cilantro is hugely consumed in a lot of global cuisines, and herbs overall are widely known to be beneficial health-wise,” Oguadinma said. “You want them to be as safe as possible and this research was in response to a need in the food industry.”After completing his master’s degree in food science in fall 2019, Oguadinma began his doctoral studies with UGA Center for Food Safety microbiologist Govind Kumar. His project focuses on antibiotic resistance in microbes, like E. coli and Salmonella; their susceptibility to antimicrobials; and their behavior on different food matrixes.In addition to knowledge in food science and food safety, Oguadinma has learned a lot about leadership and communication at UGA. He serves as the president of the UGA-Griffin Student Advisory Council and is widely involved with on-campus activities.He credits his communication skills to growing up helping his mother, a pharmacist who owns and manages a retail pharmaceutical practice in Nigeria.“I learned to talk with people one on one — older people, young people, people who are patient, people who are not patient, a wide berth,” he said.The oldest of four children, Oguadinma misses his family back home in Nigeria and certain foods he can’t get in the U.S. but, despite cultural differences, he says the quality of life in the U.S. is much better than that of many other countries. “There are other cultural differences, like our predominantly communal way of life, which is different from the strong culture of independence here in the United States. Here on the UGA Griffin campus, you can meet people from a wide range of countries. The diversity is just amazing,” he said. “I’m learning so much in the U.S. and, in the long run, I want to get as much knowledge as I can about the food industry. I’ve learned so much in the few years I’ve been here and I know that I have so much more to learn.”To learn more about the UGA food science program, go to foodscience.caes.uga.edu.
LeCOUNT Inc., a White River Junction tool manufacturer, has been named Exporter of the Year by the Vermont International Business Council (VIBC), a standing committee of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. LeCOUNT expanding mandrels and hydraulic workholding tooling are purchased by gear manufacturers in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, Japan, Canada, and China. The company is named after Charles W. LeCount, who patented his expanding mandrels in 1847.Presented to a company that has contributed significantly to Vermont’s international trade stature, the Exporter of the Year award recognizes the hard work, innovation, and vision displayed by companies competing in the global marketplace.LeCOUNT’s realization that it must compete in the global manufacturing market led management to develop a variety of foreign relationships, including exclusive distributor relationships, private label distribution agreements, and partnerships with much larger manufacturers to establish worldwide sales relationships. Chip Brettell, LeCOUNT Chief Executive Officer, noted: “The key to success is finding the right liaisons and supporting those affiliations in a proactive and efficient manner.”The Exporter of the Year award is given in recognition that flexibility and proactive marketing are keys to success in a global export market that is highly competitive and vulnerable to worldwide economic trends. Curtis Picard, Vermont Chamber Vice President of International Trade, remarked: “LeCOUNT sets the gold standard for the true test of a company’s success, measured by the ability to bring marketing, technical, and business ingenuity to the marketplace.”The VIBC’s mission is to advocate the use of international trade as an economic tool for Vermont businesses, and to encourage Vermont businesses to stimulate their economic well-being by participating in the global marketplace.Exporters honored in years past include Tubbs Snowshoes, Rock of Ages Corporation; Saint Michael’s School of International Studies; and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. LeCOUNT Inc. will receive the Exporter of the Year award at the May 27 International Trade Event featuring U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci. The international trade celebration is part of the Chamber’s Vermont Business and Industry EXPO. For more information about the International Trade Event or other EXPO special events, please log on to www.vtexpo.com(link is external).FACTSHHET: VERMONT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL EXPORTER OF THE YEARLeCOUNT, Inc.White River Junction, Vermont“Tooling Solutions Worldwide”LeCOUNT, Inc. is a tool manufacturer based in White River Junction, Vermont. The company’s expanding mandrels and hydraulic workholding tooling are purchased by gear manufacturers in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, Japan, Canada, and China.The Vermont International Business Council honors LeCOUNT, Inc. with the Exporter of the Year Award because:• It recognized early on that is needed to see the world as its marketplace;• It has developed and maintained quality sales channels around the world despite language, paperwork, legal, and cultural challenges;• It has proven that a small company in a rural state can compete with much larger companies on a global basis;• It has utilized state and federal resources in an efficient and timely manner;• It encourages others in its industry to understand the need to export in a shrinking United States manufacturing environment; and• LeCOUNT, Inc. and the jobs it provides would not exist if it were not for export sales.LeCOUNT, Inc. Highlights• The company is named after Charles W. LeCOUNT, who patented the expanding mandrel in 1847.• Founder and Chief Executive officer Chip Brettell worked for AT&T after receiving a BSME degree from the University of Vermont, and accomplished graduate work in the field of computer integrated manufacturing at Brigham Young University.• In 1990, Chip Brettell bought the assets (including early 1960’s-vintage machines) of a company called Tool Tech Corporation, where he had spent summers working as a teenager.• LeCOUNT, Inc. employs six people in the fields of sales and marketing, process engineering, assembly and inspection, engineering, accounting, and machining.• Gear manufacturers and end-users purchase LeCOUNT’s tooling, including makers of cars, jet engines, tractors, trucks, motorcycles, hand-held power tools, printers, exercise machines, airplanes, and machine tools.• The company manufactures a more precise version of the original LeCOUNT expanding mandrel, patented in 1847, as well as “special order” parts like hydraulic arbors, chucks, and chuck systems.• LeCOUNT, Inc. attends or is represented at tradeshows worldwide, including JIMTOF, a major machine tool exposition held in Japan; as well as shows in China, Brazil, and Germany.• Vermont Chamber of Commerce international trade specialists Curtis Picard and Chris Barbieri, as well as Susan Murray of the U.S. Department of Commerce Montpelier office, have assisted and advised LeCOUNT, Inc. in their efforts in Asia and the Pacific Rim.• Currently LeCOUNT, Inc. derives well over 50% of its annual revenue from export sales, enjoying a growth rate of about 5-7% per year over the past 4 years.
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31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Schneider Jeff Schneider joined SWBC in 2004 as Account Vice President providing service in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. A graduate of Central Michigan University and The American College, Jeff … Web: www.swbc.com Details Are you a salesperson? Are you involved in sales? Oh, you’re not? Well, I hate to break it to you, but we are all in sales. Nothing happens until something is sold. Let me repeat that: “nothing happens until something is sold!” Sales has received a bad reputation over the years; perhaps it has been warranted at times. Ask someone how they feel about car salesmen, insurance salesman, or even a kitchen knife salesmen, and you will probably see their nose turn up or a grimace appear on their face. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard,“Oh my goodness, I hate sales! There is no way I would ever consider selling!”Nothing happens until something is soldIf you’re reading this article on a laptop, desktop computer, hand-held device, iPad or even on paper, someone had to engage in a sales situation to deliver the medium that is allowing you to read these words! Someone had to purchase the technology, services, hardware, and storage space from a salesperson in order to publish this article. Sales was a central component in providing this communication opportunity.I hate to tell you so early in this article, but you are also involved in sales. Each one of us is selling something every day. What are you selling? Think about it; even if you aren’t selling products or services, each day you get up and you sell yourself! You have a monopoly on the market with this product. Wow, what an opportunity to sell! Why did your current employer hire you? You probably did a great job of selling yourself at some point during the interview, right? When you first got your driver’s license, did your parents let you take the car out for the first time because they like you, or did you sell them on the fact you’re trustworthy and would bring it back in the same shape as when you drove off?Each one of us is unique in our own way—your smile, appearance, voice, energy, belief, values, and ability! Every day you’re selling one or more of these traits to someone. “First impression is a lasting impression.” I love that statement. Before you go to bed at night, think about you—and the product of you. How will you deliver and sell yourself tomorrow as you go through your day? The first impression of your product—YOU—with the monopoly you hold in your daily life, should be sold with a passion. Will you advance your personal position based on someone buying your smile, appearance, voice, energy, belief, values and ability?Plan your work, and work your plan! Nothing happens until something is sold. Remember when you start your day to sell your value! If it is your smile, personality or action, sell it! You might not realize it, or maybe you do now, but you’re a salesperson! What a great opportunity you have each day to sell and have a positive impact on your surroundings! Heck, maybe you should consider a sales profession as a career!When it comes to sales, are you a 50s traditionalist or an 80s rockstar? Take our quiz to find out what decade your sales style channels!