Following a positive second quarter Encana delivered their seventh consecutive quarterly increase of liquid volumes after beginning a strategy to increase high margin production. Overall liquids production was at approximately 127,300 barrels per day, a year over year increase of 87 per cent.In a release Encana president Doug Suttles said, “Following our successful portfolio transformation in 2014, we continue to lower costs, improve well performance and increase well inventory in our four most strategic assets. We exited the second quarter with significant operational momentum and we expect to accelerate liquids growth through the second half of the year.”Other highlights from the past quarter include significant expansion of liquids inventory in the Montney, with higher condensate yields in Dawson South and two recent Pipestone area wells each producing over 1,000 bbls/d.- Advertisement –
OTTAWA – A budding cross-border data exchange with the United States is quietly helping Canada crack down on immigration violators.The federal government has flagged more than 1,000 possible cases of people overstaying their visas or committing other immigration infractions based on information provided by the United States, newly obtained memos show.Under a 2011 continental security pact, Canada and the United States agreed to set up co-ordinated systems to track the entry and exit information of travellers.The effort involves exchanging entry information collected from people at the land border — so that data on entry to one country serves as a record of exit from the other.Canada says the information will be helpful in everything from tracking known fugitives to responding more effectively to missing-child alerts.The federal NDP and privacy advocates are watching closely, however, out of concern the data could be used to build invasive personal profiles with little accountability.The data includes the traveller’s name, nationality, date of birth and gender, the country that issued their travel document and the time, date and location of their crossing.The first two phases of the program were limited to foreign nationals and permanent residents of Canada and the U.S., but not citizens of either country.Canada’s border agency has begun sharing information with U.S. Homeland Security about the thousands of American citizens who cross into Canada each day. Legislation being debated in Parliament would allow Ottawa to collect similar information about Canadians entering the U.S.But the newly disclosed memos say the preliminary phases are already helping Canada zero in on people who may be running afoul of immigration laws.Between June 2013 and October 2015, Canada received nine million exit records from the U.S., resulting in over 1,000 cases being referred to immigration officials. Such data is helpful in identifying visitors who stay in Canada longer than their visa allows.It can also establish that someone has left Canada, leading to cancellation of 26 immigration warrants and 69 removal orders during the period.The Canadian Press used the Access to Information Act to obtain the figures from the Canada Border Services Agency, a process that took 18 months. A complaint to the federal information commissioner helped dislodge the pages.The number of immigration enforcement actions is almost certainly larger than 1,000, given that the figures do not cover the most recent two years. However, the border agency was unable to provide updated numbers.Once the legislation is passed, information-sharing on all travellers crossing the land border will take place.Canada also plans to begin collecting information on people leaving by plane — something the United States already does — by requiring airlines to submit passenger manifest data for outbound international flights. This information would not be shared with the U.S.The border agency says the fuller data streams will improve monitoring of visa compliance.Canada also intends to use the information to track high-risk travellers such as fugitives, suspected terrorists, registered sex offenders, smugglers and exporters of illegal goods.In addition, the data will help verify whether people have complied with residency requirements and determine their entitlement to social benefits, which may require a presence in Canada.The NDP is skeptical of the need to expand information-sharing with the U.S. and wary of the implications for Canadians in the era of “false positives” that can land people in trouble or deny them entitlements, said Matthew Dube, the party’s public safety critic.“Mistakes can be very costly in those circumstances for people.”The program’s scope underscores the need for strong, clear rules concerning use of the data and steps to ensure its accuracy, said Tim McSorley, national co-ordinator of the Ottawa-based International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group.McSorley wonders whether the Canadian Security Intelligence Service would be permitted to sift through the files to try to discern travel patterns, given the spy service’s interest in datasets. “And then what are the protections that would be afforded there?”He would also like assurances that Canadians will be able to request and see copies of the travel data in order to correct any discrepancies.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter
It’s Black Monday — the day after the NFL’s regular season concludes — when 20 to 25 percent of teams (usually of the non-playoff-bound variety) have historically begun their offseason by firing (or otherwise parting ways with) their head coaches. This year, the New York Jets have fired Rex Ryan, Mike Smith is out in Atlanta and Jim Harbaugh left the San Francisco 49ers in a mutual split. Further changes may be coming.Teams don’t take these coaching changes lightly, but for all the focus on the coaching carousel, it’s been difficult for researchers to figure out how much who’s wearing the headset matters.Teams that change coaches have a strong tendency to improve the following season, which could be taken as prima facie evidence that swapping in a new coach makes a profound difference. But it also could simply be the residue of regression to the mean. A poor record is generally required for a team to consider dismissing its coach, but much of the differences in NFL team records is due to luck and not the comparative skill levels of the teams themselves. When that luck evens out, the team appears to improve, even if its underlying skill didn’t change all that much.And this phenomena is essentially what the research on NFL coaching changes has found. Although the average team to change coaches since 1994 has seen its winning percentage improve from .383 to .428 the next season, that’s mostly regression to the mean at work. In fact, once we account for the teams’ previous Elo ratings and the inexorable pull that a .500 record exerts on NFL teams from year to year, there’s little evidence that changing coaches helps teams at all.The aforementioned sample of teams had an average Elo rating of 1437 at the end of the regular season with their old coach, which tends to translate to a .463 winning percentage the following year whether a team changes coaches or not. But the season after making the change, those teams averaged a .428 winning percentage — about 35 points lower than we’d have expected based on their previous Elo ratings. This may speak to broader institutional issues that are correlated with coaching changes but beyond the influence of the coach himself, such as dysfunctional ownership, a poor general manager or players who consistently win less than point-differential-based metrics would predict.These types of findings lend credence to the theory that NFL coaching changes offer franchises little more than the illusion of control over their future. While it may feel satisfying to fans and owners to fire a coach after a disappointing season, it’s tough to quantify the real benefits of such a move — if any even exist.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 21, 2017 – Providenciales – This week is Thanksgiving Week in the United States and for the Turks and Caicos, Friday is a public holiday – the National Day of Thanksgiving. There are no official events announced for the holiday, but there are a couple of gatherings to which #MagneticMedia has been alerted.The first, a midday prayer is to be held at Community Fellowship Center on the holiday, the church is located across from Nell’s Gift Shop and the public is welcomed to attend says Pastor Bradley Handfield for the noon service and on Friday night, a free gospel concert is set for down town Providenciales; it is organized by Radikal Prayz Promotions. The Thank You Lord Gospel Concert features guest artists out of Jamaica: Kevin Heath, DJ Marshy Redz and Rian Davis and from the TCI, Marlin Award winning singer, Kem Gardiner with Fearless Praise.The free concert is sponsored by Airport Hotel, TCA Handling and Caicos Express Airways and gets started at 6pm this Friday. There will also be free snack giveaways courtesy of Good Neighbours Purse GNP Network.#ThanYouLordGospelConcert #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened Related Items:#ThanYouLordGospelConcert, magneticmedia Recommended for you T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames
KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Serious crash on Northbound I-805 Posted: January 1, 2019 January 1, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car on the 805 north freeway.The accident occurred on the 805 north just south of I-5.Authorities say a man in a blue vehicle was outside of his vehicle when he and his car were struck by a silver Mercedes just after 2 P.M. New Year’s Day.Police are still investigating the crash, the driver’s identity has not been released.No one else was injured. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter