Email Twitter Facebook Kali Uchis To Allie X: 10 Stand Out Female Acts At Lollpalooza 2018 News 10 Standout Female Acts At Lollapalooza kali-uchis-allie-x-10-stand-out-female-acts-lollpalooza-2018 Take a look at just a few of the female acts you missed this weekend in Chicago if you weren’t able to make it to LollaJacklyn KrolGRAMMYs Aug 7, 2018 – 9:54 am With a four-day lineup as sprawling as they come, Lollapalooza 2018 had something for everybody. Let’s take a look at 10 notable female acts who delivered memorable sets at Chicago’s Grant Park.The Regrettes Not only performers, but fans of music The Regrettes took time to play and catch other artists; sets at the festival, even tweeting about Brockhampton’s set. The band took to Twitter once again to get fan’s input on their setlist for both their after show and Lollapalooza set. Plus, The Regrettes have style and edge. Their set brought the punk back to Lollapalooza, complimented by their cohesive look: matching Bulls jerseys!Camila CabelloCurrently performing as support to Taylor Swift’s reputation stadium tour, Camila Cabello took to social media to express that she still gets nervous about fan turnout at festivals. They showed up in numbers with the crowd stacking blocks long. Cabello’s set contained most of her debut album Camila. She kicked off her set with “Never Be The Same” and proved her pop prowess with her choreography while simultaneously keeping her vocals near perfection.Daya GRAMMY winner Daya hit the Lollpalooza stage to perform songs from her forthcoming album. The crowd was so massive for her set, it extended to the stage across the way. Daya also made a special guest appearance, singing “Feel Good” and performing the remix of her GRAMMY-winning song “Don’t Let Me Down” during Illenium’s set to end an epic Lollapalooza.Kali Uchis GRAMMY nominee Kali Uchis hit the stage right as the afternoon sun started to heat up the park. Uchis donned fringe pants and, on top of her dancing, found the energy to belt out her hits. A stand out moment came during “Gotta Get Up,” which festival-goers rejoiced, and online live streamers commented on with much adoration.Grace WeberGrace Weber is a hidden gem that deserves to be heard. She brought out special guest Nico Segal on the BMI stage and even took time out of her day to create some art on-site at the festival.Allie XA self-taught writer, producer and performer, Allie X is taking the world by storm with her brand of alternative-pop. Her Lolla set list included songs she’s been releasing monthly from her upcoming album, Super Sunset.Bebe RexhaWith roots in not only pop music but country, electronic, and rap, Bebe Rexha is beyond a triple threat when it comes to music. Rexha’s Lollapalooza set fit all of her hits along with her new tunes. She also took the time to not only meet fans but bring a lucky one on stage. Rexha later expressed that it was her “best show yet”.Terror JrPairing stunning visuals with enormous energy, Terror Jr took over the Bud Light stage, and their after show sold out with fans still eagerly waiting in line to purchase tickets. Frontwoman Lisa Terror punctuated the set by bringing out-of-this-world vocals from Bop City.Pale WavesFuture stars-in-the-making, Pale Waves bring pop-rock to a whole new level. The band toured as support for The 1975 prior to their festival set to a beyond-thrilled crowd. The quartet bend genres and have a special ability to pull people into their music.Larkin PoeThis bluesy rock sisters-duo impressed more than a handful of passers-by during their set. Larkin Poe’s Lollpalaooza takeover was kicked off by an after party supporting Tyler Childers the night before to a sold-out crowd.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
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WILMINGTON, MA — At Wilmington High School’s Scholarship Night, the Wilmington Band Parents & Friends awarded 16 scholarships.The following two students received the Joanne Benton Performing Arts Leadership Scholarship, which is awarded annually to the two senior band members who exhibit the same leadership and commitment as Ms. Benton did. This year’s two recipients were:Marissa LoGrassoRobert SicaThe following 14 individuals were awarded with a scholarship from the Wildcat Band Parents as recognition for their dedication and commitment to the Wilmington Wildcat Bands. The 2018 Wildcat Band Scholarship recipients were:Joseph BalliroJulia BurkeAndrew DawsonJoslyn DeFeoMacy DoucetteRebecca KendallJasmine LeBritney MallebrancheSteven McHughJessica MooreSharanya RamananKyle RitsonMichael ScaramozzinoHannah Walsh(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Band Parents & Friends Association.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Band Parents Soliciting Business & Family Donors For 2019-2020 BannerIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
TEWKSBURY, MA — Below is a press statement from the campaign of Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury), running for the 19th Middlesex State Rep seat.Recently, Erika Johnson, Chair of the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee, posted on the her personal Facebook page encouraging people to boycott Dandi-Lyons, an ice cream and flower shop in Tewksbury owned by State Representative Jim Lyons of Andover.“Erika Johnson is not associated with, and does not speak for, this campaign or this candidate. She has never supported this campaign outside of a blanket committee endorsement,” said Gary DePalma, Campaign Manager for Dave Robertson. “Furthermore, we do not support boycotts for political gain. Dave supports local business owners and firmly believes that politics should be kept out of business.”For more information on his REAL stances, visit www.RobertsonForRep.com.This statement comes a day after one of his competitors, Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), criticized Robertson for not condemning the boycott.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Stands With Dandi-LyonsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”
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Nest Hello Chris Monroe/CNET Best smart home support Read the Nest Hello review Nest Hello video doorbell: Smarter than your average… See at Walmart Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) RemoBell S The Nest Hello works well with Alexa, Google Assistant, and, of course, Nest. It isn’t the only product that works with a variety of platforms, but it does offer fairly comprehensive online support if you have questions about connecting your doorbell to your smart speaker or other smart home platform. It probably doesn’t hurt that Google owns Nest. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Best overall video doorbell Read the Nest Hello review Read more about the RemoBell S Originally published last year, this guide was extensively rewritten earlier this year. The RemoBell S was most recently added as best value pick.The best facial recognition cameras: And how we test them. The best products of 2019: Hand-picked by CNET’s experts. Read the Ring Door View Cam review See at Amazon See at Best Buy Ring Door View Cam More video doorbell options Arlo Audio Doorbell August Doorbell Cam Pro Blink Video DoorbellRemoBell RemoBell SRing Door View CamRing Video Doorbell 2 Ring Video Doorbell Pro SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Soliom Video Doorbell How we test video doorbells Testing a smart doorbell is similar to testing any other home security camera. First I download the corresponding app and create an account (if I don’t already have one). While a lot of products include tutorial booklets in the box with your purchase, I prefer to start with the app. A good app includes detailed steps on the installation process, as well as how to connect to your Wi-Fi network and actually get the product up and running. It’s your one-stop shop for taking your doorbell setup from start to finish. Make sure the doorbell is installed based on the manufacturer’s specifications — either hardwired or battery- or solar-powered. As soon as it’s connected and I’m able to view the live video feed, I check the settings. I make sure features like motion detection or activity zones are enabled (they aren’t always enabled as a default) to get a complete sense of what it’s like to use the product — and to see how well it actually works as a replacement to a regular, nonsmart doorbell. Nest Hello See at Walmart CNET Smart Home Best value Video doorbells are a relatively new smart home category, but they closely overlap with standard home security cameras. They are, in fact, doorbells with built-in security cameras. With a video doorbell, your guests will ring the buzzer just like they normally do, but you’ll get a push alert on your phone and a live video look at whoever’s there (in addition to a regular ol’ chime sound). You and your guest can then chat via a built-in speaker and microphone in the doorbell. In some cases, they also work with smart locks so you can let the person in without physically opening the door yourself. Most of today’s Wi-Fi-enabled doorbells offer features such as these, but the designs, video quality, video storage subscriptions and general installation can vary a lot. Below, we’ve highlighted our favorite models, and we’ve explained exactly how we test video doorbells, too. Note that the products discussed here are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. The best video doorbells we’ve tested Best for apartment-dwellers See at Walmart Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected 18 13 Photos From design to performance and features, including video quality, the Nest Hello is hard to beat. At $229, it’s priced high, but you can currently get it on sale for $189. And it’s a truly great option if you’re looking for an all-around solid product that looks nice and works well. Still, it isn’t perfect. I wish Nest offered free cloud video storage and free facial recognition; hopefully the Google-owned company will add more free features in the future. Tags Now playing: Watch this: 2:39 Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house reading • The best video doorbells of 2019 12 smart doorbells to watch over your front stoop Chris Monroe/CNET The RemoBell S costs just $99. That’s enough on its own to make it a contender for the best overall value, but this smart doorbell from startup Remo Plus also comes with free three-day cloud storage. Cloud storage gives you access to saved video clips so you can review motion activity after the fact, in case you miss it in the moment. Most doorbell companies charge for this feature, making free cloud video storage is kind of rare and incredibly appealing. Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected CNET Smart Home Security Cameras Security Ring’s $199 Door View Cam has HD live streaming, motion detection and alerts and other standard smart doorbell features. The main difference is that this model replaces existing peepholes, making it an ideal choice for folks living in apartments.Pay $3 per month to see saved clips. The Door View Cam works with Alexa smart displays, so you can view your live feed and talk to who’s there via two-way audio. What to look for Does it work with smart home platforms? If so, do they work well? Nowadays smart home devices are expected to work with at least one major smart home platform — Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit are the main ones you need to look for. How’s the latency? If it takes a long time to get a push alert after someone rings your doorbell, then you risk missing your visitor completely. The same might even be true when the doorbell simply detects motion — you can set the motion sensor of most video doorbells to notify you to activity happening near your door, even if no one rings the buzzer. If you have latency problems, start with your Wi-Fi connection. If it isn’t strong where the doorbell is installed, you might consider moving it (or, more easily, getting a Wi-Fi range extender). But it could also be the way the software works. How’s the live view? Doorbells are often exposed to direct sunlight, but many others are installed under porches, near shady trees and in all sorts of other settings. It’s important that the camera has night vision and can handle any of these scenarios so you don’t get stuck with a nonfunctioning product that can’t see faces under a porch. How’s the two-way audio? If the doorbell’s microphone and speaker don’t work well, you’re going to have a tough time communicating with whoever’s there. I test this out multiple times to see how the doorbell’s audio sounds over my phone. • Tyler Lizenby/CNET Read the Nest Hello review See All Share your voice Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Nest Hello Comments In addition to the basics such as 1080p HD live streaming and motion detection and alerts, the Hello camera also offers free person detection. Person detection won’t tell you who’s at the door, but it will tell you it saw a person. For a monthly or yearly fee, you can also upgrade to the Nest Aware cloud subscription service. Along with access to saved HD video recordings, this service adds facial recognition. Best features Nest August
Download AudioAs Alaska continues to grapple with a major budget shortfall, one line item promises to be particularly controversial: tax credits for oil and gas producers.The state projects that credits will reach $700-million this year. That number has about tripled since 2010, with much of the increase going to producers outside the North Slope, especially in Cook Inlet.Now, a group of lawmakers is tackling the issue head-on.On Tuesday (Sept. 22), State Senator Cathy Giessel, Republican of Anchorage, opened the second session of her tax credit working group by posing the big question: “Our question really on the table today is, are the credits working, [and] are they still needed?”The answer, at least from the oil and gas companies themselves, was a resounding yes.Tuesday’s session focused on Cook Inlet producers, and company after company said the renaissance in drilling in the past half-decade was the direct result of tax credits.“Without the tax credits, Furie wouldn’t be here,” Bruce Webb, of Furie Operating Alaska, said. “If tax credits went away, we’re stubborn enough to stay and work through it, but it would decelerate the further development and exploration.”Webb told lawmakers that the credits are crucial for smaller operators to secure financing for projects. Companies like Furie borrow against the credits, using that funding to pay for exploration and infrastructure.And companies reminded lawmakers that just a few years ago, Southcentral was preparing for a natural gas shortage. They said new investment has led to a secure energy source, jobs for local communities and royalties for the state.At the end of the day, companies said, they’ve built credits into their business plans. Any changes should be gradual, said Benjamin Johnson of BlueCrest Energy, which hopes to tap the inlet’s Cosmopolitan gas field.“Bottom line is, we can’t commit to Cosmopolitan gas development unless we have either the existing tax credits or a reasonable alternative,” Johnson said. “We just need some stability. We need to know what it is we’re dealing with. We can’t have uncertainty on this.”But these days, uncertainty is the name of the game for everyone dependent on state funding – from the classroom to the gas field.Giessel said she hopes to convene one more hearing on Cook Inlet, before the working group turns its attention to the North Slope.The group hopes to draft a set of proposals by December 1.
AFN 2015 is officially underway. This year’s theme is ‘Heroes in our Homeland.’In a more literal take on the theme, Alaska Native veterans opened the convention by presenting the Color Guard. There were two World War II veterans on hand. Sen. Dan Sullivan also used his time on the podium to laud Alaska’s servicemen and women.But some of the more touching hero stories are quietly making their way through social media.In a Facebook post, one mom says her hero is her daughter, who — after being raised in a household with drugs, alcohol and abuse — is blossoming into a mature young woman connected to her culture. The mom and daughter duo have recently moved to Anchorage to turn a new page in their lives, together.Another mother thanks her two daughters, ages 8 and 5, for being pillars of strength after losing their father. Her older daughter is autistic, she says, and sometimes the younger one has to miss out on certain events because the eldest has a hard time with crowds and new places. Both little girls are heroes, she says.Other stories thank parents, grandparents and siblings for being everyday heroes to their families and communities.Toggle through the photo slider to see some ‘hero’ stories.New Gallery 2015/10/161 of 71234567Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.New Gallery 2015/10/16originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 680width 535orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 747width 536orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 605width 541orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 744width 488orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 780width 537orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 590width 486orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 593width 490orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elem
Federal regulators are seeking public feedback on Juneau’s new hydroelectric dam project that aims to provide additional electrical reliability to meet the city’s growing electric demand.The Juneau Empire reports that members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission arrived in Juneau Wednesday to hear public feedback on the Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project draft environmental statement. Three people provided testimony during the meetings, including Mayor Mary Becker. All spoke in favor of the proposed dam.The project includes a 111-foot-tall concrete dam with overland and undersea cables connecting a powerhouse to existing power transmission lines.Alaska Electric Light and Power has previously raised several concerns with the project, including its effect on rates and whether Juneau’s electrical grid can support a new dam.The public comment period ends Dec. 29.
Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle reached the Yukon River checkpoint of Galena Friday morning. (Photo by Zach Hughes/KSKA)Dog teams moved swiftly down the Yukon River all Friday afternoon. Many came off an eight-hour rest, but some mushers chose to push their teams before taking the mandatory break on the river. KNOM’s Emily Schwing reports.Download AudioIt was just before noon as Brent Sass’s dog team sped through the Galena checkpoint without picking up straw, grabbing only his drop bags. Sass also didn’t take any extra dog food with him, which means he probably didn’t plan to camp on his way to Nulato.But he did take some human food with him: a bag of chocolate chip cookies, another bag of candy and few small bits of gear.The thick layer of clouds that blanketed the town all morning was just burning off as Sass scrambled through Galena. The weather system dropped a couple inches of snow on the river overnight.“That was fun, padding for the dogs,” said Sass.Sass said his dogs were doing great.“They’re wonderful, they’re eating like crazy, I’ve got no complaints. I’ve got 14 strong pulling dogs, so I am a happy man at the moment,” said Sass.As Sass sped past, Aliy Zirkle’s dogs barely lifted their heads. They arrived an hour earlier and were snuggled in for their mandatory eight-hour rest after a long, hard push from Takotna.“I don’t know how many people and maybe not my team could do the run I just did. That’s a bold move with little rest,” said Zirkle.Winning Iditarod mushers on the northern route have clustered in Ruby for their eight-hour rest. (Graphic by Ben Matheson/ Alaska Public Media)Zirkle’s team rested only six hours in a day and a half long run to Galena.“Well you only know what you do after. We’ll see whether I’m picking up the pieces or not,” said Zirkle.Zirkle says this was her big move. A reroute due to open water on the river means what is traditionally a 37 mile run to Nulato has now been extended by roughly 20 miles overland. But she says her effort might have given her an advantage.“We’ll see what [the dogs] look like. An eight-hour rest is a long rest and now it’s interesting. It’s now a 58 instead of a short little run. Actually, that’s in my favor, because I’m sitting here eight [hours]. And I kind of think I’m gonna just skip through the checkpoints now, I kind of don’t want to do another long run, because I don’t want to take all their speed away.”As Zirkle pondered her next step in the mid afternoon, mushers who opted to take their eight hour layovers earlier in the morning in Ruby were just starting to hit the trail. Pete Kaiser says a tough run gave him a reason to stop.“Rough trail and long miles both,” said Kaiser.But perhaps his stop in Ruby had more to do with how tired he was.“I smashed my nose on my handlebar three times this morning falling asleep, that felt good,” said Kaiser.Pete Kaiser wasn’t the only musher to appear tired. Michelle Phillips also says she stopped because her dogs needed rest, but she seemed pretty trail-worn herself.“It’s changing so much. It used to be a good trail was something different than it is now. The trail now is a little bit of snow that you travel on, bouncing along crashing into things,” said Phillips.She says she opted to take eight hours, because it would put her on a better schedule.“Yeah, I just did a long run so it sets me up and I’ll be on a good schedule. I don’t want to be running in the heat of the day. Right now it’s 7:30, I stay here eight hours, I’ll be leaving at 3:30 when it starts getting cooler,” said Phillips.But some mushers weren’t quite ready to stay for eight hours.Joar Leifseth Ulsom stopped for only four hours – long enough to get a meal into his dogs.“The dogs are doing good, so I figure I can save it for a little bit,” said Ulsom.He says he’s been holding his team back, but with river miles ahead, it’s time to let up on the brake.“I just gotta try and follow my plan and see how the team looks. We still gotta go up the whole Yukon river, so maybe if we’ve got some juice in Kaltag we can do something, but there’s a lot of nice dog teams here,” said Ulsom.As teams wind their way down the Yukon, mushers will start to find out how the rest they have built up in the first half of the race translates to speed.
Caelus drilled two wells at Smith Bay in 2016. Photo: Caelus.Caelus Energy said it’s made a major oil discovery on the North Slope, at Smith Bay. The company estimates the oil under its current state leases at 6 billion barrels and says as much as 10 billion may lie under the shallow bay.Listen Now “It’s going to be a massive development,” Caelus CEO Jim Musselman said. “Very important for the state of the Alaska, and it’s going to create, you know, thousands of jobs.”Musselman said two wells drilled this year, sidewall cores and 3D seismic work suggest a large reservoir of light oil in good rock.“And we have the same fan complexes under each well, so that gives us courage that the fan extends over this big area,” Musselman said.Production is years away. The company says the development could eventually boost the amount of oil going down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline by about 200,000 barrels per day, an increase of nearly 40 percent over current daily averages. And Musselman said, the light oilCaelus Energy CEO Jim Musselman. Photo: Caelus.will help cut sludge, improving the pipeline’s flow.The CEO estimates the cost of the project at $8 billion to $10 billion. He says he’s confident he can get financing if the price of oil goes up to at least $65 a barrel. He said state tax credits are also crucial.“We can in fact help with their fiscal crisis going forward if they’ll help us, and I think that’s all we’re looking for,” Musselman said.This summer, Governor Bill Walker vetoed oil tax credits worth $430 million, saying the state couldn’t afford to pay so much to oil companies. However, the state is still obligated to pay them at some point in the future.Smith Bay is 150 miles west of Prudhoe Bay. The Caelus leases are in state waters, off theSmith Bay is about 150 miles west of Prudhoe Bay. (Image: Google)National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.Lois Epstein, Arctic director for The Wilderness Society, says there’s a lot to worry about with this project. Smith Bay is next to the Teshekpuk Lake area, a large freshwater wetland that Epstein says is important to waterfowl, caribou and polar bear, and for subsistence.“Essentially, what we’re talking about is a massive industrialization in an area that’s very, very important to a large number of species,” Epstein said.The company plans to begin environmental studies now and drill an appraisal well during the winter that begins in 2017.
One of numerous cost saving realignments within the University of Alaska system, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Journalism and Communications departments have merged. Professor Charles Mason said the merger should save money, and shore up the journalism department, which has seen a declining number of majors in recent years.Listen Now ”The point of this merger is to have, probably, a smaller core faculty over the long run, but increase the number of majors in the two programs together so that it’s a single department with a reasonable number of majors and a pretty large number of students,” Mason said. “And the savings will come in through that.”Mason says the combined journalism-communications program has more than sixty majors, and a dozen graduate students. He said the merger, which includes plans for co-location at a single facility, has resulted in the elimination of an administrative job, but that no other cuts are currently planned. He noted that the department hopes to hire for an open journalism professor position.
Pipelines lead to one of BP’s facilities on the North Slope. (Photo courtesy BP)Lawmakers got some good news in Juneau on Tuesday, as the state’s Department of Natural Resources unveiled the fall production forecast.Oil production is up. And they expect it rise again next year.Listen nowIt was a difficult year for the North Slope in 2016. After the drop in oil prices, operators cut 44 percent of their spending. They let drilling rigs go idle and laid off hundreds of workers.At Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas, Ed King said they were surprised when they started putting together this year’s production forecast.“When we read the news of rigs getting laid down and kind of this global contraction of the industry, we kind of expected that to manifest itself in reduced production,” King said. “So, yeah, it is a little bit surprising to see how much they’ve been able to do in this low price environment.”For the year, King said production was up about 3 million barrels, and the state is predicting that it’s going to be up next year too.King said a big part of that prediction is coming from the companies.“You know, last year they told us, the Prudhoe Bay operator (BP) at least, they told us that they were expecting to be able to hold production relatively flat and we were a little bit skeptical and this year they told us the same thing – now we have a tendency to want to believe them a little bit more,” King said.And, this isn’t new oil. At least, it’s not coming from new fields.ConocoPhillips brought another portion of its Colville River oil field online and that increased production. But the increases mostly came from places like Prudhoe Bay.King said the oil companies trimmed operations, cut costs and found ways to squeeze oil out of old fields.“A lot of it is just facility optimization and just management of the resources and that’s really something that they weren’t paying as much attention to, I think when they were out there trying to find new places to drill and new oil – now they’re focused more on the assets that they do have and getting the most out of them,” King said.In some places, like ConocoPhillips’ Kuparuk River Oil Field – operators drilled new wells. In others, like the Oooguruk offshore oil field in the Beaufort Sea, Caelus Energy has been fracking.And Hilcorp took over operation of three fields, Endicott, Milne Point and North Star. The company’s business model is to find ways to get new oil out of old fields.But, it’s not all good news. Alaska’s Department of Revenue also put out a forecast today. This one, an early look at oil prices. Analysts are saying that oil prices won’t increase as quickly as previously thought.They predict oil won’t climb to $75 per barrel until 2027, and they attribute most of that increase to inflation.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Governor Dunleavy unveils budget proposalAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauGovernor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget revealed today would slash spending across many state funded programs. Public schools, the university, Medicaid and the ferry system are among the areas that would be hardest hit.Gov. Dunleavy faces political, legal obstacles to enacting far-reaching budget cutsNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageGovernor Dunleavy’s power to reduce Alaska’s budget only goes so far – there are legal and political obstacles that stand between the governor and his goal of a balanced budget.‘Devastating’ and ‘significant’: Educators react to Dunleavy’s budget proposalWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageEducation leaders are deeply worried about how the cuts will affect schools.GOP House members propose plan to move bills without permanent speakerCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA group of House Republicans has proposed limiting the rules to allow the House to operate until it has a permanent speaker. Normally, bills are heard first in committee and then advance to a floor vote.Interior political giant Jack Coghill dies at 93Tim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksFormer state lawmaker Jack Coghill died this morning at the age of 93.Signal detected from missing Guardian Flight planeJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauSearchers have detected an underwater beacon from the Guardian Flight air ambulance that vanished en route to the Southeast community of Kake, the company said in a statement Tuesday.Armed alleged thief shot and killed by Fairbanks policeDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks Police shot a violent crime suspect to death along the Elliot Highway yesterday afternoon.So far, seals are adapting to shrinking sea iceJohanna Eurich, KYUK – AnchorageIce seals thought to be most affected by the disappearance of arctic sea ice seem to be doing well, according to data presented at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium last week.Unexpected end-of-race storm hampers remaining Yukon Quest mushersLex Treinen, KUAC – FairbanksA winter storm hit Yukon Quest mushers heading to the finish line in Fairbanks yesterday. Several teams had to take refuge at checkpoints on either side of Eagle Summit.
“That will cause less air pollution for us humans, but not just us: for animals and little critters, and importantly our planet,” Odom said. Of the 22 members of the public who testified at the Assembly’s Tuesday night meeting, all were in favor of the measure. Many spoke about the overwhelming evidence of climate change they see in their lives, like warmer winters, worse tree pollen, invasive insect species and increasing wildfire conditions. Middle schooler Tayleen Odom testified she wants to see more electric vehicles, public transit and bike infrastructure. The measure passed 8 to 2, with both of the Eagle River assembly members opposed. The Anchorage Assembly voted overwhelmingly to adopt a proposed Climate Action Plan. With more than 100 pages, the document sets ambitious goals, like reducing the city’s carbon emissions by 80 percent within about 30 years. But it’s primarily a set of non-binding proposals to guide municipal entities toward more environmentally friendly policies. Others speakers focused on specific technical elements outlined in the plan, such as greener transit infrastructure and renewable energy options. Former governor Bill Sheffield spoke on the importance of rail options for commuters.
Musheerabad: Local MLA Muta Gopal and corporator Hemalata Jayaram Reddy on Monday launched CC road works, costing over Rs 35 lakh, in Dayanandnagar of Adikmet division and in Nallakunta Vegetable Market.Speaking at the function, both assured local residents that they would not be found wanting in making efforts for providing required facilities to the people of Musheerabad constituency. They stated that the CC roads once completed would see an end to the hardships faced by residents because of bad roads, following the corporator’s intervention. The MLA and the corporator assured the constituents that they would solve any problem facing them if brought to their notice. Among those present at the function were EE Narayana, AE Papamma, Works Inspector Shiva, TRS leaders Muta Jaisimha, Manohar Singh, M Prabhakar, Chitti, Netha Sinu.
Nirmal: Niti Aayog sub-advisor N Kumarawell said that 85 per cent of water for irrigation, 6 per cent for household, 6 per cent for industries and 3 per cent of water is being used for other purposes in the joint district of Adilabad. He added that he will prepare a report on how to decrease water pressure, water capacity and water consumption.He inspected field-level irrigation projects and their capacity in Nirmal district on Tuesday. Later addressing a press conference at the office of Superintendent Engineer Irrigation department here. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Kumarawell said that Niti Aayog team has been inspected the Central government’s schemes in Komaram Bheem-Asifabad, Mancherial and Bellampalli in the joint Adilabad district and coal mines and irrigation projects. On Tuesday, the Aayog team had visited Kadem irrigation project and Sakera Check Dam under Nirmal district. Irrigation Department Superintendent Engineer Srinivas said Niti Aayog team came here to review the construction works of the Central and State governments’ irrigation projects sanctioned in 2016-2017. The team inspected irrigation projects and agricultural fields at field-level in the joint district. The SE said that six medium irrigation projects with an estimation cost of Rs 435 crores and Rs 123 crore were pending.
Musheerabad: TSRTC Employees Union (EU) has demanded that the state government merge TRSRTC with the government. The president and secretaries of the union were speaking at a programme held at the union office at VST Junction on Wednesday to release the poster for ‘Chalo Assembly’ a protest programme to be held on July 19.General secretary of the union, Raji Reddy, asked the state government to merge RTC in government and implement pay revision without much delay as it was already delayed by two years. He also demanded release of all dues to TSRTC. Although the number of retired RTC employees reached 6,000, the vacant posts are not filled by the management, he admitted. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Raji Reddy demanded the management to provide job security to drivers and conductors working in RTC. He questioned why government has not appointed permanent MD even after one year. Raji Reddy said that the union has given a call for ‘Chalo Assembly’ on July 19 to press the state government for resolution of various issues of RTC employees. As part of the protest, hunger strike would be held at Dharna Chowk followed by a march towards assembly, he said. EU leaders CH Narsaiah, D Gopal, V Muralidhar, S Sai Reddy, Srinivas, Kishan, Basha and others attended the program.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (J&KSCPWCR) has taken suo motu cognizance of reports about death of newborn twins at a government maternity hospital here last month and decided to hold a fact-finding inquiry. The commission took notice of the media reports about the death of the twins due to alleged negligence of the doctors and other medical staff on duty at the Lalla Ded maternity hospital here on 28 June, an official spokesman said Friday. “The commission had come across reports appearing in a section of media about the mishandling of cases in the hospital in which twin newborn babies lost their lives,” the spokesman said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The aggrieved father of the twins, who were born premature allegedly after induced labour by the doctors, had written an open letter to Governor Satya Pal Malik, demanding corrective measures in the hospital administration as well as patient care so that such cases are not repeated. Abid Sofi, the father, in his letter claimed that the doctors had declared the babies dead, while they were still in the mother’s womb, without conducting any diagnostic tests and given labour-inducing injections to the mother. However, both the twins were born alive and died only three hours later, Sofi claimed.