Morrissey Hospitalized, U.S. Tour Is Put On Hold

first_imgAccording to Billboard, while in Michigan for the Flint stop of his U.S. Tour, Morrissey had been hospitalized for a bladder infection. One of the singer’s direct representatives told sources that he was admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal, Oak Michigan where he is undergoing related tests. On Thursday, Morrissey had cancelled his scheduled Flint, Michigan show and postponed both of his Chicago and Minneapolis dates, vaguely stating that a band member was ill.Back in October, the artist had postponed multiple dates to spend time with his ailing mother, who had been hospitalized in England. Moz had only begun resuming his 2012 U.S. Tour earlier this month. As of now, his next scheduled tour date is in Asheville, North Carolina on Monday, but this will most likely depend on the singer’s health. His most anticipated date is scheduled for March 1st where he is to perform with Patti Smith at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Morrissey’s remaining, scheduled 2013 tour dates are as follows:01/28 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel01/29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium01/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center for the Performing Arts02/02 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall02/05 – Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom02/06 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre02/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas02/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre02/12 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls02/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall02/15 – Pharr, TX @ Pharr Events Center02/16 – Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater02/18 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium02/21 – Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre02/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall02/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall03/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center03/02 – Sparks, NV @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom03/04 – Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis03/06 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre03/08 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Halllast_img read more

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Phish Pianist Holly Bowling Announced As Special Guest For ‘Jazz Is Phish’ Performance

first_imgIn just a few short weeks, the stellar Jazz Is Phish ensemble will kick off an exciting East Coast two-night run! The band, featuring musicians from Dave Matthews Band, Snarky Pupp, Pretty Lights Live Band and more, will hit the Brooklyn Bowl on December 19th (win tickets here!), before travelling down to Washington DC for a performance at the Howard Theatre on December 20th.For that second performance, the band has announced that pianist Holly Bowling will be joining as opening support! The double-dose of interpretive Phish music is sure to make for an excellent night of music.L4LM Exclusive: Stream Holly Bowling’s Brilliant Piano Interpretation Of Phish’s ‘Harry Hood’The Jazz Is Phish band features a veritable who’s who of top tier musicians. Check out the full lineup and show details below!Jazz Is Phish:Michael Ray (Sun Ra Arkestra) – Trumpet Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) – SaxophoneChris Bullock (Snarky Puppy) – Saxophone Scott Flynn (Pretty Lights Live Band) – Trombone Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band) – Bass Adam Chase (Strange Design) – Drums Matthew Chase (Strange Design) – Guitar Josh Thomas (With Lions) – KeysShow Details:Brooklyn Bowl // Brooklyn, NYDecember 19th // TicketsHoward Theatre // Washington, DCDecember 20th // Ticketslast_img read more

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Goldstone to receive MacArthur for international justice work

first_imgThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will honor Justice Richard J. Goldstone, former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, with the MacArthur Award for International Justice in May.Goldstone is the Learned Hand Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School this semester. The award provides Goldstone with $100,000 for his own work and invites him to suggest an additional $500,000 in support for nonprofit organizations working on international justice issues.As chief prosecutor of the Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, Goldstone helped shepherd these courts, the first of their kind since Nazi war criminals were tried at Nuremberg following World War II. In 1995, Goldstone filed charges of genocide and crimes against humanity against Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic for their roles in the “ethnic cleansing” of Bosnian Muslims, among other allegations.Prior to his appointment as chief prosecutor in 1994, Goldstone was chair of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation (commonly called “the Goldstone Commission”) in the aftermath of apartheid in his native South Africa. His service on the commission proved invaluable to the democratic transition in that country, where he also served as an inaugural member of the Constitutional Court.“Justice Goldstone has played an instrumental role in building the emerging international system of justice,” said MacArthur Foundation President Jonathan Fanton. “He gave the tribunals moral authority and legal credibility. It is, in large part, a testament to the quality of his work that the international community accepted the Rome Statute and established the International Criminal Court with confidence. His unquestioned competence and integrity won the faith of the world.”“It is an honor to receive the MacArthur Award for International Justice, as the foundation has been a leader in supporting efforts to advance human rights and international justice,” said Goldstone. “Since the early 1990s, we have witnessed the emergence of a system of international justice that is growing stronger with each new case tried in a regional court or U.N. tribunal and with each investigation opened by the International Criminal Court. It has given me tremendous pride and satisfaction to have played a role in ensuring that the perpetrators of mass atrocities have more reason today than ever to fear being brought to justice.”The MacArthur Award for International Justice will be conferred upon Goldstone in The Hague on May 21, 2009. Earlier that day, there will be a panel discussion on “The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunals in National and International Systems.” © 2008 The President and Fellows of Harvard College Harvard News OfficePhoto ReprintsPrevious IssuesContact Uslast_img read more

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About 10,000 People Die in Powerful Quake in China

first_imgAlthough initially measured at 7.8 magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey later revised its assessment of the quake to 7.9. Its depth about six miles below the surface, according to the USGS gave the tremor such wide impact, geologists said. Wenchuan’s Communist Party secretary appealed for air drops of tents, food and medicine. “We also need medical workers to save the injured people here,” Xinhua quoted Wang Bin as telling other officials who reached him by phone. “I am particularly saddened by the number of students and children affected by this tragedy,” President Bush said in a statement. The earthquake hit one of the last homes of the giant panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve and panda breeding center, in Wenchuan county, which remained out of contact, Xinhua said. Though slow to release information at first, the government and its state media ramped up quickly. Nearly 20,000 soldiers, police and reservists were sent to the disaster area. The city of Mianyang ordered all able-bodied males under 50 to take water and tools and walk or drive to Beichuan, where most of the buildings had collapsed. To the east, in Beichuan county, 80 percent of the buildings fell, and 10,000 people were injured, aside from 3,000 to 5,000 dead, Xinhua said. State media said two chemical plants in an industrial zone of the city of Shifang collapsed, spilling more than 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia. The news agency said about 600 people died in Shifang and up to 2,300 were buried by rubble. Li Jiulin, a top engineer on the 91,000-seat National Stadium known as the Bird’s Nest and the jewel of the Olympics was conducting a site inspection when the quake struck. He told reporters the building was designed to withstand a 8.0 quake. In Chengdu, it crashed telephone networks and hours later left parts of the city of 10 million in darkness. The massive Three Gorges dam, the world’s largest about 350 miles to the east of the epicenter, was not affected, according to the information office of State Council Three Gorges Construction Committee. The area around the enormous dam remains increasingly precarious as rising waters in the reservoir have led to landslides. The overall death toll increased to about 10,000, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. It said nearly 10,000 people died in central China’s Sichuan province alone and 300 others in three other provinces and the mega-city of Chongqing. The quake was the deadliest since one in 1976 in the city of Tangshan near Beijing that killed 240,000 although some reports say as many as 655,000 perished the most devastating in modern history. A 1933 quake near where Monday’s struck killed at least 9,000, according to geologists. CHENGDU, China — A powerful earthquake toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants Monday in central China, killing about 10,000 people and trapping untold numbers in mounds of concrete, steel and earth in the country’s worst quake in three decades. State TV broadcast tips for anyone trapped in the earthquake. “If you’re buried, keep calm and conserve your energy. Seek water and food, and wait patiently for rescue,” CCTV said. Snippets from state media and photos posted on the Internet underscored the immense scale of the devastation. In the town of Juyuan, south of the epicenter, a three-story high school collapsed, burying as many as 900 students and killing at least 50, the official Xinhua news agency said. Photos showed people using cranes, mechanical hoists and their hands to remove slabs of concrete and steel. JEMS.com Editor’s Note: Rescue workers sifted through tangled debris of toppled schools and homes Tuesday for thousands of victims buried or missing after China’s worst earthquake in three decades, where the death toll soared to more than 12,000 people in the hardest-hit province alone. Click here to access JEMS and JEMS.com resources on dealing with such mass casualty incidents as the China quake. Monday’s quake occurred on a fault where South Asia pushes against the Eurasian land mass, smashing the Sichuan plain into mountains leading to the Tibetan highlands near communities that held sometimes violent protests of Chinese rule in mid-March. Wen, a geologist by training, said a push was on to clear roads and restore electricity as soon as possible. Pressure for a rapid response was particularly intense this year, with the government already grappling with public discontent over high inflation and a widespread uprising among Tibetans in western China while trying to prepare for the Aug. 8-24 Beijing Olympics. Nervous residents spent the night outside, some playing cards or heading to the suburbs. State media, citing the Sichuan seismology bureau, reported 313 aftershocks. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge sent his condolences to President Hu Jintao, adding: “The Olympic Movement is at your side, especially during these difficult moments. Our thoughts are with you.”center_img Disasters always pose a test for the communist government, whose mandate rests heavily on maintaining order, delivering economic growth, and providing relief in emergencies. As Tuesday dawned, rescuers were frantically searching for more survivors, but rain was compounding the difficulty. Premier Wen Jiabao, who flew to the region, said rain was forecast for the next several days. Worst affected were four counties including the quake’s epicenter in Wenchuan, 60 miles northwest of Chengdu. Landslides left roads impassable Tuesday, causing the government to order soldiers into the area on foot, state television said, and heavy rain prevented four military helicopters from landing. In Chengdu, the region’s commercial center, the airport closed for seven hours, reopening only for emergency and a few outbound flights. A major railway line to the northeast was ruptured, stranding about 10,000 passengers, Xinhua said. Although most of the power had been restored by nightfall, phone and Internet service was spotty and some neighborhoods remained without power and water. “The Olympic venues were not affected by the earthquake,” said Sun Weide, a spokesman for the Beijing organizing committee. “We considered earthquakes when building those venues.” “Traffic jams, no running water, power outs, everyone sitting in the streets, patients evacuated from hospitals sitting outside and waiting,” said Ronen Medzini, an Israeli student in Chengdu, via text message. “The disaster was more serious than predicted. The rescue sites are very complex. But the public (here) will have hope as long as they see people coming to help,” he said. “We can’t get to sleep. We’re afraid of the earthquake. We’re afraid of all the shaking,” said 52-year-old factory worker Huang Ju, who took her ailing, elderly mother out of the Jinjiang District People’s Hospital. Outside, Huang sat in a wheelchair wrapped in blankets while her mother, who was ill, slept in a hospital bed next to her. While most buildings in the city held up, those in the countryside tumbled. On the outskirts of Chongqing, a school collapsed, killing at least five people. Residents said teachers kept the children inside, thinking it was safer. When it hit shortly before 2:30 p.m., the quake rumbled for nearly three minutes, witnesses said, driving people into the streets in panic. China’s two stock exchanges suspended trading Tuesday in 66 companies based in the region in an effort to minimize potential disruptions from the disaster. In Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman Toshiaki Hori said production had been suspended at the company’s Chengdu factory. The 7.9-magnitude quake devastated a region of small cities and towns set amid steep hills north of Sichuan’s provincial capital of Chengdu. Striking in midafternoon, it emptied office buildings across the country in Beijing and could be felt as far away as Vietnam. “It was really scary to be on the 26th floor in something like that,” said Tom Weller, a 49-year-old American oil and gas consultant staying at the Holiday Inn. “You had to hold on to something like that or you’d fall over. It shook for so long and so violently, you wondered how long the building would be able to stand this.” Buried teenagers struggled to break free from the rubble, “while others were crying out for help,” Xinhua said. Families waited in the rain near the wreckage as rescuers wrote the names of the dead on a blackboard, Xinhua said. Parents of the dead students built makeshift religious altars at the site, resting the corpses on any available piece of plywood or cardboard, and burning paper money and incense in a traditional honor for their child in the afterlife, according to NPR’s Melissa Block. Much of the area has been closed to foreign media and travelers since then, compounding the difficulties of getting information. Roads north from Chengdu to the disaster area were sealed off early Tuesday to all but emergency convoys. In Beijing, where hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors are expected for the Olympics, stadiums, arenas and other venues for the games were undamaged. The earthquake also rattled buildings in Beijing, 930 miles to the north, causing evacuations of office towers. People ran screaming into the streets in other cities, where many residents said they had never felt an earthquake. Some 660 miles to the east in Anhui province, chandeliers swayed in the lobby of the Buckingham Palace Hotel. “We’ve never felt anything like this our whole lives,” said a hotel employee surnamed Zhu.last_img read more

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Culturalist Challenge! Rank Your Top 10 Favorite Broadway BFFs

first_imgThe Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.This past week, we celebrated Mean Girls Day with cheese fries, a surprise visit from Tina Fey and ranking our favorite female Broadway baddies. While we had a blast celebrating the villainous vixens of the Great White Way, we’re making things warmer and fuzzier with this week’s Culturalist Challenge. Samantha Barks found her Pretty Woman BFF when Tony nominee Orfeh was announced to be heading back to the boards in the musical stage adaptation of the 1990 film as Kit De Luca. In honor of this picture perfect bestie casting, we thought of some of our favorite BFF roles on the Great White Way. Which Broadway pal is your absolute favorite? Broadway.com Content Producer Lindsey Sullivan got this challenge started with her top 10 peeps (she’s now fantasizing about organizing a group brunch with them all). Now it’s your turn to select your Broadway BFF squad!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Commentslast_img read more

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Norwich, Middlebury compete in international solar power competition

first_imgby Viola Gad September 10, 2013 vtdigger.org On a morning short on sunshine and long on rain, students from Middlebury College and Norwich University shared details of solar-powered houses the schools built and are shipping to an international competition in California. ‘Even though there is no sun out there today -’ these houses would work either way,’ Daphne Larkin, director of communications at Norwich, said Tuesday at the event outside the Statehouse in Montpelier.In a tent set up to fight off the rain, Governor Peter Shumlin and the presidents of Middlebury College and Norwich University spoke in front of an audience of about 60 people. The schools were selected for the Solar Decathlon, an international biennial competition put on by the U.S. Department of Energy since 2002. The finals are in Irvine, Calif., next month.The competition challenges collegiate teams to design and build houses that are cost-effective, attractive and energy-efficient, according to Jason Lutterman, of the office of energy efficiency and renewable energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.‘There are two things about Vermont that I think is striking ‘ the first, I think, is our ability to innovate, and these students have proven once again that we can out-innovate the rest of them,’ Shumlin said. ‘The second part is that we care deeply about our downtowns and our communities and what these buildings do is that they enhance these communities.’Norwich’s entry in the Solar Decathlon competition is called Delta T-90. Here it is loaded on a truck to be delivered to the contest in Irvine, Calif. Courtesy of Norwich UniversityThe home built by Norwich students Delta T-90, is a modular house designed to maintain 70 degrees indoors when it’s minus 20 degrees Farenheit outdoors. More than 60 students from six academic disciplines have been working on the house over the past two years and cost $700,000 to develop, according to Larkin.Middlebury’s home, InSite, has replaced the traditional solar panel roof placement with a green roof that insulates the house and helps it manage storm water. The home will be a ‘net-zero’ solar-powered home, built to produce as much energy as it consumes. The total project cost was about $1.4 million and more than 100 students took part, according to a news release from the college. About 50 of those students will travel to California in weekly blocks to present the final project, said Ari Lattanzi, a Middlebury student.Middlebury’s entry in the Solar Decathlon competition is called InSite. Courtesy of Middlebury CollegeThe Middlebury house will travel by rail to reduce its carbon footprint, which made the construction more complicated, Lattanzi said. Starting on Sept. 23, her team will spend nine days setting the house up.There is no cash prize for the competition, but there is a trophy and ‘the pride of knowing that you won,’ said Lutterman of the Department of Energy.The 20 finalists received up to $100,000 in grants from DOE to finish their projects, but additional costs were raised individually. The houses are rated for affordability and are not allowed to sell for more than $250,000.Previous homes have been sold to recover costs or raise money for future teams, but most of the houses are used for research and are displayed at their respective universities.The college offered resources in the form of faculty and space, but all other costs were covered by money raised from the community and private sponsors, said Ronald Liebowitz, Middlebury president.Over the two first weeks in October, the contestants will compete in 10 disciplines judged by 12 jurors who are ‘at the top of their respective professions.’ Each contest, which ranges from architecture to hot water to engineering, is worth a maximum of 100 points. The group that is closest to 1,000 points by the end of the month is the winner, according to the Solar Decathlon’s website.Three teams that made it to the final round are from outside the U.S. ‘ Czech Republic, Austria and Ontario, Canada.In 2011, the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., attracted more than 350,000 visitors. One of the purposes of the competition is to educate students and the public about the environmental benefits of clean-energy products, Lutterman said.Middlebury placed 4th in the Solar Decathlon in 2011, which was held in Washington, D.C. It was the first liberal arts college to be selected for the competition. This is the first time competing for Norwich.‘Our house left the campus on trucks this morning,’ said Shannon Sickler, a student representative for the Norwich project. ‘I’ve been working with this project for over two years, so it’s very exciting that we are finally getting there.’Norwich President Richard Schneider (center) speaks during a send-off news conference outside the Statehouse on Tuesday with Gov. Peter Shumlin and Middlebury President Ronald Liebowitz. Photo by Viola Gad/VTDiggerlast_img read more

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Hail the Trail returns to benefit more trails

first_imgCelebrating its third year, the Epic Rides Hail the Trail initiative is a fundraiser for trails, rewarding three lucky winners with a brand-new mountain bike from Specialized Bikes, Pivot Cycles, and Scott Sports. To date, Hail the Trail has raised more than US$70,000, benefiting trail building organisations in the host communities of the Epic Rides Series.Trail building organisations that have benefited include:Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) in Prescott, ArizonaColorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association (COPMOBA) in Grand Junction, ColoradoMuscle Powered in Carson City, NevadaOzark Off-Road Cyclists (OORC) in Northwest Arkansas100% of the proceeds from Hail the Trail will help fund work crews to maintain existing trails and build new trails in each host community.Thanks to the generosity of Epic Rides’ bike industry partners, three lucky winners will receive either a 2019 Specialized Epic Pro, a 2019 Pivot Mach 6C or a 2019 Scott Spark RC900 WC, each with a retail value of more than US$6,000.Supporters can purchase tickets for $5 each, with no limit to how many tickets are purchased. All funds raised go to the aforementioned trail organisations, providing more trail opportunities for the public and a legacy from each Epic Rides produced event.The Hail the Trail fundraiser runs from Wednesday, July 10th through Tuesday, July 23rd. Winners will be drawn on Friday, July 26th. Complete program information and tickets can be purchased at: epicrides.com/hailthetrail/Use of Hail the Trail funds:PMBA intends to put finishing touches on the Spence Basin trail system, as well as start new construction on trails approved by Prescott National Forest to provide more connectivity within the forests system.COPMOBA intends to utilize the funds received to further its development of the Palisade Plunge trail, a 32 mile back-country singletrack that will connect the top of the Grand Mesa (10,700′) to the Town of Palisade, CO, (4,700′) via 6000′ of relief, and the style of trail everyone has come to expect from COPMOBA. Epic Rides notes that The Plunge is guaranteed to offer a fast, fun, and challenging ride.Muscle Powered is working on the Capitol to Tahoe Trail and Lincoln Bypass trail, both in the final phase of permitting. Once approved, these trails will be built and incorporated into the Carson City Off-Road course, making for one continuous singletrack from the Tahoe Rim Trail all the way back down to Carson City.OORC will put its share of Hail the Trail funds towards new trail development in the Kessler Mountain area of Fayetteville, Arkansas. This new network will open access to communities west of the mountain, and an additional 40 acres of green space to the Kessler Mountain Regional Park.epicrides.com/hailthetrail Relatedlast_img read more

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The banking industry wants to be just like Amazon.com

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Danielle DouglasIt started out as mild infatuation, but now it seems bankers have developed a full-blown crush on Amazon.com.From Citigroup to SunTrust, banking industry executives are gushing over the Internet retailer’s use of analytics to figure out what customers want, a model that bankers see as the salvation for an industry being invaded by more nimble retail, tech and telecom competitors.Just like Amazon, banks collect vast amounts of information about their clients. Your bank knows what you buy, how much you spend and whether you have anything saved. That kind of intel could be used to anticipate whether you need a credit card, car loan or investments.It’s one thing to simply offer a car loan, Thong Nguyen, the head of retail banking at Bank of America, said at a press breakfast in Manhattan Thursday. “It’s more interesting to see that you are on month 33 of your car loan payments…and then present you the opportunity to get a cheaper rate,”Consumers–whether they are buying a Kindle or opening a checking account–want companies to make products relevant to their individual needs, Nguyen said. There is something to be said for getting an email of feminist reading suggestions from Amazon, after you’ve finished a Bell Hooks book on your Kindle.The banking industry is betting that the same sort of tailor-made approach could work for mortgages and credit cards too. The trick will be to do it without appearing creepy or intrusive.“We’re chasing after the Amazon experience,” Nguyen said. “Amazon keeps moving to improve customer service. And we’re going to invest more” to replicate that kind of service. continue reading »last_img read more

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Amendments to criminal jury instructions

first_imgDisobedience to Police or Fire Department Officials316.072(3)28.18 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(1)28.6 Amendments to criminal jury instructions FLA.STAT. Leaving Scene of Crash Involving Serious Bodily Injury*316.027(2)(b)28.4 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(1)28.6 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(3)(b)28.81 Give 3a if death is charged or 3b if injury or serious bodily injury is charged. If the State proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant willfully failed to give any part of the “identifying information” or willfully failed to give reasonable assistance, the State satisfies this element of the offense. Enhancement. Give when the State alleged the victim was a “vulnerable road user.” § 316.027(2)(f), Fla. Stat. If you find that the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that (defendant) committed elements #1 – #4, you must then determine whether the State also proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the [injured person] [person who died] in element #1 was: Leaving Scene of a Crash Involving Injury*316.027(1)(a)(2)(a)28.4 CATEGORY TWO If the State proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant willfully failed to give any part of the “identifying information” or willfully failed to give reasonable assistance, the State satisfies this element of the offense. Enhancement. Give when the State alleged the victim was a “vulnerable road user.” § 316.027(2)(f), Fla. Stat. If you find that the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that (defendant) committed elements #1 – #4, you must then determine whether the State also proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the [injured person] [person who died] in element #1 was: None Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Serious Bodily Injury*316.027(2)(b)28.4 [a pedestrian]. [actually engaged in work upon a highway]. [actually engaged in work upon utility facilities along a highway]. [engaged in the provision of emergency services within the right- of-way]. [operating a [bicycle] [motorcycle] [scooter] [moped] lawfully on the roadway]. [riding an animal]. [lawfully operating [a farm tractor or similar vehicle designed primarily for farm use] [a skateboard] [roller-skates] [in-line skates] [a horse-drawn carriage] [an electric personal assistive mobility device] [a wheelchair] on [a public right-of-way] [crosswalk] [shoulder of the roadway]]. Comments * § 316.1935(4), Fla. Stat., states that a person may be charged with both Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding and Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Death, Serious Bodily Injury, or Injury. Therefore, if a Leaving the Scene crime is charged as a separate count, then Leaving the Scene should not be given as a lesser-included offense of Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding. For the category two lesser included offense of Disobedience to Police, see Koch v. State, 39 So. 3d 464 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010). S ee Mancuso v. State, 652 So. 2d 370 (Fla. 1995), State v. Dumas, 700 So. 2d 1223 (Fla. 1997), and State v. Dorsett, 158 So. 3d 557 (Fla. 2015).This instruction was adopted in 2008 [976 So. 2d 1081] and amended in 2011 [73 So. 3d 136] , 2015 [– So. 3d –], and 2016. 28.8(e) AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING (Leaving a Crash Involving Damage to a Vehicle or Property then Causing Injury or Property Damage to Another) § 316.1935(4)(a) and § 316.061, Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding, the State must prove the following seven elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Defendant) was the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash or accident . 2. The crash or accident resulted only in damage to a vehicle or other property. 3. The [vehicle] [other property] was [driven] [attended] by [a person] [(name of person)]. 4. (Defendant) failed to stop at the scene of the crash or accident or as close to the crash or accident as possible and remain there until [he] [she] had given “identifying information” to the [driver or occupant of the damaged vehicle] [person attending the damaged vehicle or property] [and to any police officer at the scene of the crash or accident or who is investigating the crash or accident]. 5. A duly authorized law enforcement officer ordered (defendant) to stop. 6. (Defendant), knowing [he] [she] had been ordered to stop by a law enforcement officer, [willfully refused or failed to stop [his] [her] vehicle in compliance with the order to stop] [and after having stopped in knowing compliance with the order to stop, willfully fled in a vehicle in an attempt to elude the law enforcement officer]. 7. As a result of (defendant) fleeing or eluding, [he] [she] caused [injury to] [damage to the property of] (name of victim). Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(3)(a)28.8 CATEGORY ONECATEGORY TWOFLA. STAT.INS. NO. INS. NO. 1. (Defendant) was the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash or accident occurring on public or private property resulting in [serious bodily injury to] [the death of] any person. 2. (Defendant) knew that [he] [she] was involved in a crash or accident. AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING (Leaving a Crash Involving Injury or Death and then Causing Injury or Property Damage to Another) — 316.1935(4)(a) and § 316.027 (2)(c) CATEGORY ONE LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY — 316.027(2)(b) [a pedestrian]. [actually engaged in work upon a highway]. [actually engaged in work upon utility facilities along a highway]. [engaged in the provision of emergency services within the right- of-way]. [operating a [bicycle] [motorcycle] [scooter] [moped] lawfully on the roadway]. [riding an animal]. [lawfully operating [a farm tractor or similar vehicle designed primarily for farm use] [a skateboard] [roller-skates] [in-line skates] [a horse-drawn carriage] [an electric personal assistive mobility device] [a wheelchair] on [a public right-of-way] [crosswalk] [shoulder of the roadway]]. Attempt777.04(1)5.1 b. (Defendant) knew, or should have known from all of the circumstances, including the nature of the crash or accident, of the injury to the person. Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(2)28.7 4. a. (Defendant) willfully failed to stop at the scene of the crash or accident or as close to the crash or accident as possible and remain there until [he] [she] had given “identifying information” to the [injured person] [driver] [occupant] [person attending the vehicle] and to any police officer investigating the crash or accident. Leaving Scene of a Crash Involving Injury*316.027(1)(a)(2)(a)28.4 b. (Defendant) knew, or should have known from all of the circumstances, including the nature of the crash or accident, of the injury to the person. Give 4a or 4b or both as applicable. 4. (Defendant) a. willfully failed to stop at the scene of the crash or accident or as close to the crash or accident as possible and remain there until [he] [she] had given “identifying information” to the [injured person] [driver] [occupant][person attending the vehicle or other damaged property] and to any police officer investigating the crash or accident. [or] b. willfully failed to render “reasonable assistance” to the injured person if such treatment appeared to be necessary or was requested by the injured person. 5. A duly authorized law enforcement officer ordered (defendant) to stop. 6. (Defendant) , knowing [he][she] had been ordered to stop by a law enforcement officer, [willfully refused or failed to stop [his][her]vehicle in compliance with the order to stop] [and after having stopped in knowing compliance with the order to stop, willfully fled in a vehicle in an attempt to elude the law enforcement officer.] 7. As a result of (defendant) fleeing or eluding, [he] [she] caused [serious bodily injury to] [the death of] (name of victim) . Definitions. Give as applicable. Fla. Stat. § 316.003(75). § 316.003(75), Fla. Stat. A “vehicle” is any device in, upon, or by which any person or property is, or may be, transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. § 316.062, Fla. Stat. “Identifying information” means the name, address, vehicle registration number, and, if available and requested, the exhibition of the defendant’s license or permit to drive. “Reasonable assistance” includes carrying or making arrangements to carry the injured person to a physician or hospital for medical treatment. Patterson v. State, 512 So. 2d 1109 (Fla. 1 st st DCA 1987). “Willfully” means knowingly, intentionally and purposely. If the “vulnerable road user” enhancement is given, insert applicable definitions from § 316.003, Fla. Stat. Lesser Included Offenses If the State proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant failed to give any part of the “identifying information,” the State satisfies this element of the offense. Definitions. Patterson v. State, 512 So. 2d 1109 (Fla. 1 st st DCA 1987). “Willfully” means intentionally, knowingly, and purposely. Fla. Stat. § 316.062(1) , Fla. Stat . “Identifying information” means the name, address, vehicle registration number, and, if available and requested, the exhibition of the defendant’s license or permit to drive. Fla. Stat. § 316.003(75) , Fla. Stat. “Vehicle” means every device, in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. Lesser Included Offenses 1. (Defendant) was the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash or accident occurring on public or private property resulting in [injury to] [death of] any person. Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(2)28.7 Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Damage to Vehicle or Property*316.06128.4(a) INS. NO. Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Serious Bodily Injury*316.027(2)(b)28.4 CATEGORY ONECATEGORY TWOFLA.STAT.INS. NO. AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING (Leaving a Crash Involving Injury or Death and then Causing Serious Injury Bodily Injury or Death) — 316.1935(4)(b) and 316.027 (2)(c) Leaving Scene of a Crash Involving Death*316.027(2)(c)28.4 2. (Defendant) knew that [he] [she] was involved in a crash or accident. 3. a. (Defendant) knew, or should have known from all of the circumstances, including the nature of the crash or accident, of the injury to or death of the person. § 316.027, Fla. Stat. A driver has the legal duty to immediately stop [his] [her] vehicle at the scene of the crash or accident or as close to the scene of the crash or accident as possible and provide “identifying information.” [or] b. (Defendant) willfully failed to render “reasonable assistance” to the injured person if such treatment appeared to be necessary or was requested by the injured person. If the State proves that the defendant willfully failed to give any part of the “identifying information” or willfully failed to give reasonable assistance, the State satisfies this element of the offense. Give if serious bodily injury is charged. § 316.027(1)(a), Fla. Stat.; § 316.027(2)(b), Fla. Stat. If you find that (defendant) committed the crime of Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Injury, you must then determine whether the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the injury was a serious bodily injury. “Serious bodily injury” means an injury to a person, including the driver, which consists of a physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death, serious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ. Enhancement. Give when the State alleged the victim was a “vulnerable road user.” § 316.027(2)(f), Fla. Stat. If you find that (defendant) committed the crime of Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving [Death] [Serious Bodily Injury] [or] [Injury], you must then determine whether the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the [injured person] [person who died] was: AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING (Leaving A Crash Involving Damage to a Vehicle or Property then Causing Injury or Property Damage to Another) — 316.1935(4)(a) and 316.061 Reckless Driving (if there was evidence that the fleeing was in a motor vehicle)316.192(1)(b)28.5 Disobedience to Police or Fire Department Officials316.072(3)28.18 August 1, 2015 Notices Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(3)(b)28.81 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(2)28.7 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(3)(b)28.81 Leaving Scene of a Crash Involving Death*316.027(2)(c)28.4center_img 7. As a result of (defendant) fleeing or eluding, [he] [she] caused [an injury to] [damage to the property of] (name of victim) . FLA.STAT. Attempt777.04(1)5.1 Aggravated Fleeing 316.1935(4)(a)28.85 Comment s * In Williams v. State , 732 So. 2d 431 (Fla. 2d DCA 1999), the court stated in dictum that Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Injury is a necessarily lesser-included offense of Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Death. In other areas, however, where there is no issue that a person was killed as a result of an incident giving rise to criminal charges, non-death lessers are not appropriate. See, e.g., State v. Barritt, 531 So. 2d 338 (Fla. 1988); Humphrey v. State , 690 So. 2d 1351 (Fla. 3d DCA 1997). See Mancuso v. State, 652 So. 2d 370 (Fla. 1995), State v. Dumas, 700 So. 2d 1223 (Fla. 1997), and State v. Dorsett, 158 So. 3d 557 (Fla. 2015).This instruction was adopted in 1995 [665 So. 2d 212] and amended in 2008 [973 So. 2d 432] , and 2015 [– So. 3d –], and 2016. 28.8(b) AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING (Leaving a Crash Involving Serious Bodily Injury, Injury or Death then Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death) § 316.1935(4)(b) and § 316.027, Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding, the State must prove the following seven elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Defendant) was the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash or accident occurring on public or private property resulting in [serious bodily injury to] [the death of] any person. 2. (Defendant) knew that [he] [she] was involved in a crash or accident. Give 3a if death is charged or 3b if injury is charged. 3. a. (Defendant) knew, or should have known from all of the circumstances, including the nature of the crash or accident, of the injury to or death of the person. Comments * § 316.1935(4), Fla. Stat., states that a person may be charged with both Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding and Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Death, Serious Bodily Injury, or Injury. Therefore, if a Leaving the Scene crime is charged as a separate count, then Leaving the Scene should not be given as a lesser-included offense of Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding. For the category two lesser included offense of Disobedience to Police, see Koch v. State, 39 So. 3d 464 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010).See Mancuso v. State, 652 So. 2d 370 (Fla. 1995), State v. Dumas, 700 So. 2d 1223 (Fla. 1997), and State v. Dorsett, 158 So. 3d 557 (Fla. 2015). This instruction was adopted in 2008 [976 So. 2d 1081] and amended in 2011 [73 So. 3d 136] , and 2015 [– So. 3d –], and 2016. 28.8(c) AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING (Leaving a Crash Involving Damage to a Vehicle or Property then Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death) § 316.1935(4)(b) and § 316.061, Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding, the State must prove the following seven elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Defendant) was the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash or accident . 2. The crash or accident resulted only in damage to a vehicle or other property. 3. The [vehicle] [other property] was [driven] [attended] by [a person] [(name of person)].4. (Defendant) failed to stop at the scene of the crash or accident or as close to the crash or accident as possible and remain there until [he] [she] had given “identifying information” to the [driver or occupant of the damaged vehicle] [person attending the damaged vehicle or property] [and to any police officer at the scene of the crash or accident or who is investigating the crash or accident. 5. A duly authorized law enforcement officer ordered (defendant) to stop. 6. (Defendant), knowing [he] [she] had been ordered to stop by a law enforcement officer, [willfully refused or failed to stop [his] [her] vehicle in compliance with the order to stop] [and after having stopped in knowing compliance with the order to stop, willfully fled in a vehicle in an attempt to elude the law enforcement officer]. 7. As a result of (defendant) fleeing or eluding, [he] she] caused [serious bodily injury to] [the death of] (name of victim). Give 4a, 4b, or both as applicable. b. (Defendant) knew, or should have known from all of the circumstances, including the nature of the crash or accident, of the injury to the person. Reckless Driving (if there was evidence that the fleeing was in a motor vehicle)316.192(1)(b)28.5 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(3)(a)28.8 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(3)(a)28.8 The committee invites all interested persons to comment on the proposals, reproduced in full below. Comments must be received by the committee in either electronic format or hard copy on or before August 31, 2015. The committee will review all comments received in response to the above proposal at its next meeting and will consider amendments based upon the comments received. Upon final approval of the instruction, the committee will make a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court. File your comments electronically to [email protected], in the format of a Word document. If you cannot file electronically, mail a hard copy of the comment to Standard Jury Instructions Committee in Criminal Cases, c/o Bart Schneider, General Counsel’s Office, Office of the State Courts Administrator, 500 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399-1900.28.4 LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING [DEATH] [SERIOUS BODILY INJURY] [INJURY] § 316.027 (1 2 ), Fla. Stat.; § 316.062, Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving [Death] [Injury], the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt: Give 3a if death is charged or 3b if injury is charged. 3. a. (Defendant) knew, or should have known from all of the circumstances, including the nature of the crash or accident, of the injury to or death of the person. Amendments to criminal jury instructions CATEGORY ONE The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases submits the following amended instructions to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for comment. The committee proposes the following: 28.4 – LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING [DEATH] [SERIOUS BODILY INJURY] [INJURY] 28.8(b) – AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING 28.8(c) – AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING 28.8(d) – AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING 28.8(e) – AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(1)28.6 § 316.027, Fla. Stat. A driver has the legal duty to immediately stop [his] [her] vehicle at the scene of the crash or accident or as close to the scene of the crash or accident as possible and provide “identifying information.” CATEGORY ONECATEGORY TWOFLA. STAT.INS. NO. 6. (Defendant) , knowing [he][she] had been ordered to stop by a law enforcement officer, [willfully refused or failed to stop [his][her]vehicle in compliance with the order to stop][and after having stopped in knowing compliance with the order to stop, willfully fled in a vehicle in an attempt to elude the law enforcement officer.] INS. NO. FLA.STAT. CATEGORY ONE CATEGORY TWO Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Injury 316.027(2)(a)28.4 Definitions. Give as applicable. Patterson v. State, 512 So. 2d 1109 (Fla. 1 st st DCA 1987). “Willfully” means intentionally, knowingly, and purposely. Fla. Stat. § 316.062 , Fla. Stat. “Identifying information” means the name, address, vehicle registration number, and, if available and requested, the exhibition of the defendant’s license or permit to drive. “Reasonable assistance” includes carrying or making arrangement to carry the injured person to a physician or hospital for medical treatment. Fla. Stat. § 316.003(75) , Fla. Stat. “Vehicle” means every device, in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. § 316.027(1)(a), Fla. Stat. “Serious bodily injury” means an injury to a person [including the driver,] which consists of a physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death, serious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ. Lesser Included Offenses Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(1)28.6 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(3)(a)28.8 AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING (Leaving a Crash Involving Damage to a Vehicle or Property then Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death) — 316.1935(4)(b) and 316.061 Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Injury*316.027(2)(a)28.4 CATEGORY TWO Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(1)28.6 Reckless Driving (if there was evidence that the fleeing was in a motor vehicle)316.192(1)(b)28.5 Leaving Scene of a Crash Involving Death316.027(1)(b)28.4 Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(2)28.7 Disobedience to Police or Fire Department Officials316.072(3)28.18 Aggravated Fleeing 316.1935(4)(a)28.84 Leaving Scene of a Crash Involving Death 316.027(1)(b)28.4 If the State proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant failed to give any part of the “identifying information,” the State satisfies this element of the offense. Definitions. Patterson v. State, 512 So. 2d 1109 (Fla. 1 st st DCA 1987) . “Willfully” means intentionally, knowingly, and purposely. Fla. Stat. § 316.062(1) , Fla. Stat. “Identifying information” means the name, address, vehicle registration number, and, if available and requested, the exhibition of the defendant’s license or permit to drive. Fla. Stat. § 316.003(75) , Fla. Stat. “Vehicle” means every device, in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. Lesser Included Offenses Reckless Driving (if there was evidence that the fleeing was in a motor vehicle)316.192(1)(b)28.5 Give 4a or 4b or both as applicable. 4. (Defendant) a. willfully failed to stop at the scene of the crash or accident or as close to the crash or accident as possible and remain there until [he] [she] had given “identifying information” to the [injured person] [driver] [occupant] [person attending the vehicle or other damaged property] and to any police officer investigating the crash or accident. [or] b. willfully failed to render “reasonable assistance” to the injured person if such treatment appeared to be necessary or was requested by the injured person. 5. A duly authorized law enforcement officer ordered (defendant) to stop. Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(3)(b)28.81 Comments * § 316.1935(4), Fla. Stat., states that a person may be charged with both Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding and Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Damage to Attended Property. Therefore, if Leaving the Scene is charged as a separate count, then Leaving the Scene should not be given as a lesser-included offense of Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding. F or the category two lesser included offense of Disobedience to Police, see Koch v. State, 39 So. 3d 464 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010). This instruction was adopted in 2008 [976 So. 2d 1081] and amended in 2011 [73 So. 3d 136] , and 2015 [– So. 3d –], and 2016. 28.8(d) AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING (Leaving a Crash Involving Serious Bodily Injury, Injury or Death then Causing Injury or Property Damage to Another) § 316.1935(4)(a) and § 316.027 Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding, the State must prove the following seven elements beyond a reasonable doubt: LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING DEATH OR INJURY — 316.027 (1 2 ) (c) Fleeing to Elude LEO316.1935(1)28.6 [a pedestrian]. [actually engaged in work upon a highway]. [actually engaged in work upon utility facilities along a highway]. [engaged in the provision of emergency services within the right- of-way]. [operating a [bicycle] [motorcycle] [scooter] [moped] lawfully on the roadway]. [riding an animal]. [lawfully operating [a farm tractor or similar vehicle designed primarily for farm use] [a skateboard] [roller-skates] [in-line skates] [a horse-drawn carriage] [an electric personal assistive mobility device] [a wheelchair] on [a public right-of-way] [crosswalk] [shoulder of the roadway]]. Definitions. Give as applicable. Patterson v. State, 512 So. 2d 1109 (Fla. 1 st st DCA 1987). “Willfully” means intentionally, knowingly, and purposely. Fla. Stat. § 316.062 , Fla. Stat. “Identifying information” means the name, address, vehicle registration number, and, if available and requested, the exhibition of the defendant’s license or permit to drive. “Reasonable assistance” includes carrying or making arrangement to carry the injured person to a physician or hospital for medical treatment. Fla. Stat. § 316.003(75) , Fla. Stat. “Vehicle” means every device, in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. § 316.027(1)(a), Fla. Stat. “Serious bodily injury” means an injury to a person [including the driver,] which consists of a physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death, serious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ. Lesser Included Offenses Disobedience to Police or Fire Department Officials316.072(3)28.18 Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Damage to Vehicle or Property*316.06128.4(a) Comments * § 316.1935(4), Fla. Stat., states that a person may be charged with both Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding and Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Damage to Attended Property. Therefore, if Leaving the Scene is charged as a separate count, then Leaving the Scene should not be given as a lesser-included offense of Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding. For the category two lesser included offense of Disobedience to Police, see Koch v. State, 39 So. 3d 464 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010). This instruction was adopted in 2008 [976 So. 2d 1081] and amended in 2011 [73 So. 3d 136], and 2015 [ — So. 3d –], and 2016.last_img read more

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PNOC wants a piece of SC55 (The Philippines)

first_imgPNOC Exploration Company (PNOC-EC), the upstream oil, gas and coal subsidiary of the state-owned Philippine National Oil Company, has expressed an interest in farming into SC55 offshore block for a 15% working interest. Otto Energy, the operator of the block has said that the commercial terms of the farm-in have been agreed and will be finalized in a Farm-in Agreement to be entered into by Otto and PNOC-EC.The farm-in is only subject to approval by the Office of the President of the Philippines. In addition to PNOC-EC, Otto continues to engage with other potential farm-in partners in the lead up to the drilling of the Hawkeye-1 exploration well, which is anticipated to take place during Q3 2015.Drilling rig needed Otto has entered into commitments for long lead items required to drill Hawkeye-1, including well heads and casing. The company has said that. the equipment required is currently available in SE Asia and can be sourced prior to the anticipated drilling window. Otto is also seeking expressions of interest for drilling rigs suitable to drill Hawkeye-1.Final commitment to a drilling rig will be considered subject to suitable commercial terms being negotiated and completion of the farm-out program.According to Otto, Hawkeye is a high impact opportunity, well defined on modern high quality 3D seismic and demonstrating an amplitude response consistent with a significant oil prospect. Hawkeye has a Best Estimate Oil In Place volume of 480 MMbbl and Best Estimate recoverable volume of 74 MMbbl net to Otto, post farm-down to PNOC-EC.There is further material upside contained in other identified prospects and leads in SC55.Matthew Allen, Otto’s CEO said: “Otto Energy is very pleased to welcome a partner of the quality of PNOC Exploration Company into SC55. PNOC-EC bring substantial experience in the Philippines oil and gas industry to the SC55 joint venture. We look forward to progressing the high impact exploration program with the Hawkeye-1 well in SC55 with PNOC-EC and our joint venture partners. Otto notes that the cost of this upcoming exploration program is likely to be considerably reduced as weaker oil prices impact on rig and contractor rates.”last_img read more

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