U.S.-based Apache made a 10 million-barrel light oil discovery in the North Sea on Friday, according to a new press release. The Garten discovery is just a few miles away from the Beryl Alpha platform, which will began extracting fuel from the site by 2019. Since 2015, explorers have struck the Callater, Corona, and Storr discoveries in the area. “The Garten discovery marks our fourth commercial discovery in the Beryl area in the past three years spanning several play types ranging from the Tertiary to the Triassic,” CEO John Christmann…
Apache Corp., Houston, reported making an oil discovery on Block 9/18a Area-W in the UK North Sea. The Garten discovery well lies 6 km south of the Beryl Alpha platform.
Summary: Today, alongside House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Speaker Ryan discussed how the funding bill will re-establish America’s military as the “greatest fighting force in the world.” Opening Statement: “I want to start by thanking you, Chairman Thornberry, for joining me today. But also for your leadership on this issue. No one knows the issues surrounding our military and the needs better than Mac Thornberry. He knows what’s at stake in this funding bill. “As Secretary Mattis has discussed it—he’s come here so many times with various hearings and testimony—the fundamental question that comes down in this bill is whether we’re going to preserve the primacy of the American military in the 21st century. That’s really what’s going on right here. “We have the greatest fighting force in the world, but we have asked them to do so much more with so much less for so long. Under the last administration, keeping a modern military force was simply not a priority, and the result has been a staggering readiness crisis that has cost us American lives. Today we begin to reverse that damage. “Yes, this bill is critical for many, many other reasons. This bill starts construction on the wall. It turns the Gateway decision over to the Trump administration. It funds our war on opioids. It invests in infrastructure. It funds school safety and mental health. But what this bill is ultimately about—what we fought for for so long—is finally giving our military the tools and the resources it needs to do the job. “Just last week—I mean, your networks covered this. Just last week, we lost two naval aviators—F-18 pilots—off of Key West because of a training accident. We lost seven service members in a helicopter crash in Western Iraq. Nine people last week alone because of equipment. We continue to lose more American personnel to accidents and training incidents than we do to enemy fire. That is just unacceptable. It comes back to resources and training. “That’s why this bill—that’s why this bill is so important. We provide the biggest increase in military funding in 15 years. We provide the biggest pay raise for our troops in eight years. I’ve got buddies who have done six, seven, eight tours in combat who leave their families home every time. One of my buddies from Janesville is over in Afghanistan right now. I think these guys deserve—these men and women in harm’s way deserve our support. They deserve the best equipment. They deserve the best training. They deserve the best resources. And they deserve a pay raise. And that’s what we’re getting them. “We’re boosting resources for training, for equipment, for maintenance, for base operations. This means new naval ships, new fighters, new apache and black hawk helicopters. It means a stronger missile defense system. What all this all adds up to is that we are rebuilding the American military and creating a 21st century fighting force. “The threat of American military decline is now coming to an end. That is a promise that we made, along with this president, to the American people. And it is a promise that we are keeping today, and we’re pleased to do so.”
Привет, Хабр. Рад представить свою первую статью: описание прототипа игрового мультиплейерного сервера. → Исходный код (под лицензией Apache 2.0) Содержание: Архитектура обработки входящих запросов Краткое описание прочих моментов Модули и взаимодействия основных классов Разные виды тестов Кэширование при работе с БД Архитектура обработки входящих действий от пользователя Одной из самых важных вещей в игре — является быстрая обработка игровых действий (приоритетный безнес-кейз). То есть в идеале игра должна мгновенно реагировать на действия пользователя и не «зависать». В то время как для множества других не игровых действий, таких например, как аутентификация, написание сообщений в чат или матчинг игроков (для совместной игры) — большая или меньшая задержка вполне приемлема для пользователя. Поэтому архитектуру я постарался спроектировать также и в соответствии с этим требованием (см. картинку): Читать дальше →
Hayon Thapaliya/Peter Dazeley/Getty Images When Toby Johnson was 24 years old, the Army pilot was in charge of eight $30 million Apache helicopters, plus the 30 people who managed them — more responsibility than any of her friends in the private sector. But when she decided to leave the Army and get a civilian job, she realized she had a challenge: most hiring managers weren’t veterans, and they struggled to understand how her military experience might translate to the corporate realm. Transitioning from a military career to the corporate world can be a fraught process for the nearly 360,000 U.S. veterans who leave the service each year. In addition to networking their way into new professional circles and learning new cultural mores, veterans have to face down the even more fundamental questions: what career will best suit them? And once they know what they want, how can they convince hiring managers that their skills will translate — especially if they’re not quite sure they will? Since 2013, I’ve keynoted talks to groups of transitioning military veterans nearly 20 times as part of Deloitte’s CORE Leadership program, which helps vets reinvent themselves into civilian careers. In the process, I’ve gotten to know hundreds of veterans and heard their stories of entering the corporate world – including what they wish they had known when they began their transitions. The first lesson they’ve shared with me: control your narrative. Toby Johnson, who I interviewed for my book Reinventing You, taught me this one. She ultimately realized she had to take control of how she told her story, and make those hiring managers understand she wasn’t marketing her flying abilities — it was about the leadership skills she’d developed. Those leadership abilities, she knew, could be applied inside a corporation — and she was ultimately able to make that case successfully. Today, she’s a VP and General Manager for a prominent Fortune 500 corporation. To make that kind of case, though, you first have to recognize the value of your experience. For some veterans, that can be tough. Chris Robinette served in the Army for 11 years, first as an armor officer, then in Army Special Forces (also called the Green Berets). But despite his prodigious experience — which included a stint in Eastern Europe working with NATO partners— when it came time to transition to a civilian career, he doubted himself. “I felt very intimidated” by undergraduate classmates who had gone into more traditional corporate careers, he told me. “I felt like they had this decade of totally unique, impressive experience that I couldn’t match.” Over time, though, he came to realize that direct corporate experience wasn’t really necessary. “It’s very much, ‘Can you learn? Do you have a strong work ethic?’” Today, Chris is leveraging his military and leadership experience running a startup operation within a larger company that specializes in security consulting for major sports arenas and convention centers. Veterans often place an inordinate amount of pressure on themselves to identify the “perfect job” after they leave the service. But recognize that your first job may not be a fit. Of course, we all want to make good decisions, and it makes for an appealing can-do story to identify the job you want and land it. But the truth is, even with planning and preparation, there are some things we just can’t know in advance about whether we’ll thrive in a given job or industry or workplace. Indeed, close to half of veterans leave their first civilian job within a year. John Lee Dumas ( I profiled him in another book) went through a string of jobs after leaving the Army. He tried tech, finance, and real estate — all to no avail. But instead of beating himself up about his failure to succeed in those industries, he did something important: he noticed what he actually cared about. Through his work in real estate, where he’d spend hours each day driving, he started listening to podcasts, and eventually decided to start his own. It’s important to recognize that your first hypothesis about “the right job” may not pan out. That isn’t failure – it’s data. Learning to listen to it, as Dumas did, enables you to find the avenue where you can ultimately succeed. Today, he’s one of the most successful business podcasters, earning seven figures a year. His experience highlights another piece of retrospective wisdom I’ve heard from many of the veterans I teach: you don’t have to take the straight path. When I met TJ Wagner at the CORE program, he had a plan — he just wasn’t sure it was a good one. He intended to enter business school in the fall, but he had nine months between his separation from the Army and the start of school. His plan for that time was to take sailing lessons and qualify to become a skipper for Yacht Week along the Croatian coast over the summer. On the surface, it might seem like a frivolous pursuit — what did sailing have to do with business school or a future corporate career? But he was excited by the prospect and decided to do it. Over the ensuing months, TJ took sailing theory classes in the Philippines and attended sailing school in Malaysia. To pass one of his final skipper exams, he told me, “one night the instructors untied the five yachts from the raft, and woke us up screaming and yelling, ‘The raft is collapsing!’ I felt like I was back in the Army.” TJ took control of the situation and passed his exam with a perfect score, and spent Yacht Week as skipper serving “Lebanese, Australians, Europeans, members of the American military, South Americans, and many more. It was the best job in the world.” He originally worried that recruiters would look askance at the gap on his resume, and his nontraditional choice of how to fill the time. But he’s no longer concerned. He’s leveraged his maritime skills as a networking asset, becoming president of the sailing club at his business school. Indeed, doing something out of the ordinary can often increase your professional status, making you an object of interest and giving you an entry point to connect to others on a human level. TJ is still considering his plans once he graduates. He may take a corporate job, he says — or he may open a sailing company. It’s comforting to assume that our career transitions will be linear and orderly. But that’s rarely the case, whether you’re shifting between corporate roles or from the military to civilian life. By recognizing that there’s no one “perfect transition,” it becomes easier to do the deep work necessary to find the right job and career for you over the long term.
Soon, the House will consider a bill to fully fund Defense Secretary Mattis’ budget request for this year. The secretary and other defense leaders have called on Congress to pass this funding bill in order to preserve the American military’s primacy in the world. It’s also needed to repair the damage of years of neglect and under-funding that has resulted in a military readiness crisis that comes with a real human cost. These numbers tell the story: 80: American service members killed in accidents and training exercises in 2017, according to the House Armed Services Committee – nearly four times the number lost in combat that year. 2: American soldiers lost in an Apache crash during a training exercise in January. 7: American service members killed in a non-combat related helicopter crash in Iraq last week. 2: U.S. Naval aviators killed in a fighter jet crash off the coast of Key West last week during a training flight. Each of these numbers represent lives sacrificed in defense of freedom and our nation. Sadly, some of these deaths may have been preventable. The United States is blessed with the best, most courageous fighting force in the world. But these accidents are part of a startling and unacceptable readiness crisis – a symptom of a depleted, under-equipped, and under-trained military. Funding to strengthen and modernize our military was not a priority in the last administration. This has left us with the smallest Army since before World War II, the smallest Navy since before World War I, and the smallest and oldest Air Force in our history. Fortunately, the legislation coming this week will begin to reverse the damage done. It will allow us to replace and upgrade equipment that is beyond repair, restore needed training, and give our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines what they need to do the job: 61 billion: the increase in funding for our military this year to begin reversing the damage of the last decade. 15: the years since an annual increase in defense spending this large, dating back to the start of the war on terror. 2.4: the percent increase in pay for our troops, the largest in eight years. As Speaker Ryan said this morning, “We can’t keep asking our service members to go above and beyond when we are leaving them under-prepared and under-equipped for the fight.
Nearly half of all U.S. arms exports over the past five years have gone to countries in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia in particular splurging on a host of sophisticated western weapon systems. With most states embroiled in conflict between 2013 and 2016, the region saw its arms imports double over the past 10 years and it accounted for 32 percent of all global arms imports from 2013 to 2017. However, as Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, even though Saudi Arabia spent the most on importing military equipment in 2017, the long-term picture looks quite different... You will find more infographics at Statista In fact, as the infographic above shows, India actually spent the most on arms imports over the past five years according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri). India's arms imports went up 24 percent between 2008-12 and 2013-17. Its spending has been fueled by tensions with Pakistan on one side and China on the other. Even though India does have a domestic arms industry which has produced the Tejas fighter jet and Dhruv helicopter, it has lagged behind both China and Russia in the development of capable weapon systems. Between 2013-17, 62 percent of India's arms imports came from Russia. The U.S. has also become a major Indian arms supplier in recent years with contracts signed for the supply of Boeing P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft, C-17 transport aircraft and AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. Sipri uses "trend-indicator values" (TIV) in its database and these are based on the known unit production costs of weapons, representing the transfer of military resources rather than the financial value of the transfer. Based on that methodology, India's reliance on importing weapons instead of manufacturing them domestically is nothing new. Since 1950, the value of Indian arms imports is far ahead of all other countries, dwarfing that of Saudi Arabia.
WELL, GOOD: South Korea may buy more Apache helicopters to lead the fight across DMZ. This news comes on the heels of last month’s decision to purchase 90 more German-made bunker-busting Taurus air-to-surface missiles. President Moon Jae-in ran on a dovish foreign policy platform, but it Li’l Kim’s recklessness may have forced a change of […]
Авиакатастрофа унесла жизни всех людей, находящихся в самолете, а также пятерых жильцов дома
Десять человек погибли в результате падения легкомоторного самолета Piper PA-23 Apache на жилой квартал в населенном пункте Пларидел в провинции Булакан. По данным CNN Philippines, на борту было пять человек. Пятеро погибших — жильцы дома, на который упал самолет. Среди них трое несовершеннолетних.Самолет, летевший по маршруту Пларидел - Лаоаг, упал вскоре после взлетаОрганизация гражданской авиации Филиппин сообщила, что самолет принадлежал авиакомпании Lite Air Express. Ее рейсы прекращены до завершения расследования катастрофы.
Борт авиакомпании Lite Air Express следовал по маршруту Пларидел — Лаоаг
Семь человек стали жертвами крушения шестиместного самолета Piper PA-23 Apache на Филиппинах, сообщил телеканал CNN Philippines.
На Филиппинах в результате крушения самолета погибли семь человек. Об этом сообщает телеканал CNN Philippines. По его данным, воздушное судно упало в провинции Булакан.
Легкомоторный самолёт Piper PA-23 Apache разбился на Филиппинах сразу после взлёта, погибло семь человек, передаёт телеканал "Си-эн-эн Филиппины". Самолёт взлетал из небольшого аэропорта в городе Пларидел в провинции Булакан. Упал он в одном из жилых кварталов города. В итоге погиб один местный житель и шестеро находившихся на борту, в том числе двое пилотов.
Запасы нефти месторождения Alpine High оцениваются как минимум в 273 млн т (2 млрд барр) нефти.Причем 2 млрд барр - минимальная оценка, Apache Corp рассчитывает, что запасы нефти могут составить до 8,1 млрд барр.Кроме того, на месторождении залегают значительные запасы природного газа.Месторождение Alpine High может стать крупнейшим открытым месторождением за последние 10 лет.Причем ранее считалось, в данной области нет нефти.Дело в том, что месторождение Alpine High расположено в западной части бассейна Permian, которая считалась малопригодной для применения метода гидроразрыва пласта (ГРП) и масштабные геологоразведочные работы там не велись.На данный момент на месторождении пробурено 19 скважин.Всего на разработку нового месторождения Apache Corp намерена направить 25% своего инвестиционного бюджета в 2016 г.Стоимость месторождения, по предварительным оценкам, составляет от 8 до 80 млрд долл США.http://neftegaz.ru/news/view/153099-Apache-Corp-obnaruzhila-krupnoe-mestorozhdenie-nefti-v-schitavsheysya-ranee-neperspektivnoy-chasti-basseyna-Permian-v-Tehase