News Article | February 15, 2017
My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS), Florida’s largest multiple listing service, announces the launch of State27Homes.com - a game-changing, property-search site. State27Homes.com provides home buyers with the freshest listing inventory pulled directly from the REALTORS® multiple listing service and updated every five minutes. “Two of the biggest concerns for home buyers’, particularly millennials, is competition amongst other buyers and inventory. Being able to obtain the most current listing information can be the difference between finding that dream home and finding out that someone else found that dream home first,” stated Sean Ferguson, MFRMLS President, who is also a REALTOR®. In addition to boasting the freshest listing inventory, State27Homes.com is the only consumer-search site to include the comprehensive home budgeting tool, True Lifestyle Cost (TLC) on every listing. TLC, developed by TLC Engine, combines buyers’ financial information with a listing’s historical utilities cost, commuting time, property taxes, insurance rates and estimated mortgage to reveal a true estimate of the monthly cost to own a particular home. State27Homes.com also includes Down Payment Resource (DPR), a tool that automatically identifies properties that meet specific criteria for down payment assistance programs. “TLC and DPR address another concern for buyers, which is affordability,” stated Ferguson. “All in all, we hope the site allows for home buyers to get an idea of the type of home they’re looking for, and then connect with a REALTOR® when they’re ready,” said Merri Jo Cowen, MFRMLS CEO. MFRMLS is Florida’s largest multiple listing service (MLS) and one of the largest MLSs in the country with over 48,000 REALTOR® customers throughout Central and Southwest Florida. MFRMLS provides real estate professionals with the data, tools and support they need to succeed. For more information please visit http://www.mfrmls.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Dineo in the Mozambique Channel on Feb. 15, the storm was centered just off the coast of Mozambique and moving toward landfall. At 6:15 a.m. EST (1115 UTC) on Feb. 15, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed the center of Tropical Cyclone Dineo just off the coast of Mozambique. Visible light satellite imagery showed a well-defined storm with thick bands of thunderstorms wrapping around the low-level center. The MODIS image also showed a cloud-filled eye. On Feb. 14, when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite flew over Dineo at 0926 UTC (4:26 a.m. EST) and found very heavy precipitation in bands of thunderstorms on Dineo's northeastern side. The most intense rainfall was measured by GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) falling at a rate of over 132 mm (5.2 inches) per hour in the intense storms in the northeastern quadrant of the tropical cyclone. On Feb. 15 at 1500 UTC (10 a.m. EST) Tropical Cyclone Dineo's maximum sustained winds were near 80.5 mph (70 knots/129.6 kph). Dineo appears to have reached its peak strength, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Dineo was located near 23.5 degrees south latitude and 35.8 degrees east longitude, about 235 nautical miles west-southwest of Europa Island, and just off the coast of Mozambique. Dineo was moving to the west-southwest and the eye is expected to make landfall by 2100 UTC (4 p.m. EST). After making landfall in southern Mozambique Dineo is forecast to move west and weaken quickly.
News Article | December 1, 2016
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: DPR-CR Limited https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/890707 Fitch Ratings expects to rate the $250 million (max.) series 2016 notes to be issued by DPR-CR Limited 'BBB(EXP)' with a Stable Outlook. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this release. The future flow program will be backed by U.S. dollar-denominated existing and future diversified payment rights (DPRs) originated by Banco Davivienda (Costa Rica), S.A. (Dav-CR).
News Article | February 15, 2017
NASA found heavy rainfall occurring in Tropical Cyclone Carlos as it continued to move between Madagascar and La Reunion Island in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA's Terra satellite imagery revealed a concentrated storm, while the GPM core satellite measured rainfall rates within the storm. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core observatory satellite flew above tropical cyclone Carlos on February 7, 2017 at 1056 UTC (5:56 a.m. EST). Carlos was moving past Reunion Island with maximum sustained winds estimated at 51.7 mph (45 knots/83.3 kph). GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) data show that rain bands west of Carlos' center were producing heavy rainfall. DPR measured a few downpours in the bands west of the Carlos' center of circulation dropping rain at a rate of over 120 mm (4.7 inches) per hour. GPM's radar (DPR Ku Band) found that a few storm tops were reaching heights of 11 km (8.8 miles). GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA. On Feb. 8 at 1500 UTC (10 a.m. EST) Tropical Storm Carlos' maximum sustained winds were near 51.7 mph (45 knots/83.3 kph). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center expects Carlos to strengthen to 69 mph (60 knots/111 kph) by Feb. 10. Carlos was centered near 22.8 degrees south latitude and 52.5 degrees east longitude, about 197 nautical miles southwest of St. Denis, La Reunion Island. Carlos was moving to the southwest at 6.9 mph (6 knots/11.1 kph). On Feb. 8 at 06:45 UTC (1:45 a.m. EST) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Carlos off Madagascar's east coast. The image showed strong thunderstorms over a compact low-level circulation center. Over the next two days tropical cyclone Carlos is predicted to follow a track between southern Madagascar and La Reunion. Then Carlos is predicted to re-curve toward the southeast. Vertical wind shear is expected to decrease during the next couple days so Carlos may intensify for a while. After a couple of days vertical wind shear and cooler sea surface temperatures are expected to cause Carlos to gradually weaken.
News Article | February 17, 2017
NASA examined the heavy rainfall generated by Tropical Cyclone Dineo as it made landfall in Mozambique and NASA's Terra satellite spotted the storm's remnants over four countries. Late on Feb. 15, Dineo made landfall in southern Mozambique. By Feb. 17 the storm weakened to a remnant low pressure area when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Terra captured a visible image that showed the center of the low pressure area over Zimbabwe and clouds extended over found Dineo's clouds stretched over southern Mozambique, Swaziland, eastern Botswana and northeastern South Africa. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite flew over Mozambique on February 16, 2016 at (4:16 a.m. EST) 0916 UTC after Dineo's maximum sustained winds had fallen to about 60 knots (69 mph) and the storm continued moving inland. Data collected by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments showed that the tropical cyclone was still dropping light to moderate rainfall over a large area of southern Mozambique. This GPM view revealed that some of the most intense rain bands from Dineo had moved over Swaziland and northeastern South Africa. GPM found that a few powerful storms over Swaziland were dropping precipitation at a rate of over 86 mm (3.4 inches) per hour. The GPM core observatory satellite's radar (DPR Ku Band) were used to create a 3-D structure of rainfall within Tropical Cyclone Dineo. Storm top heights were reaching heights above 16 km (9.9 miles) before the tropical cyclone came ashore in Mozambique. The tallest storm top heights in rain bands over Swaziland were shown by GPM's radar to reach heights of about 13.6 km (8.4 miles). GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA. The low pressure area is expected to continue weakening as it moves further inland.
News Article | February 23, 2017
NASA has estimated rainfall from the Pineapple Express over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California from the series of storms in February, 2017. The West Coast is once again feeling the effects of the "Pineapple Express." Back in early January one of these "atmospheric river" events, which taps into tropical moisture from as far away as the Hawaiian Islands, brought heavy rains from Washington state and Oregon all the way down to southern California. This second time around, many of those same areas were hit again. The current rains are a result of three separate surges of moisture impacting the West Coast. The first such surge in this current event began impacting the Pacific coastal regions of Washington, Oregon, and northern California on February 15. The Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (the Global Precipitation Measurement mission) or IMERG is used to estimate precipitation from a combination of passive microwave sensors, including GPM's microwave imager (GMI) and geostationary satellite infrared data. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland data from IMERG was used to create images and animations showing the rainfall. One image showed accumulated IMERG rainfall estimates for the period from Feb. 15 at 00:30 UTC (Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. EST) to Feb. 23 at 23:00 UTC (6 p.m. EST). The initial surge was responsible for bringing part of the rainfall (up to about 2 to 3 inches) was seen over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California. The next surge of moisture began to arrive on Feb. 17 and brought moderate to somewhat heavy rain initially to parts of the northern Sacramento Valley and along and inward from the coast from about Big Sur southward to Los Angeles. It delivered even heavier rainfall farther southward along the coast into Baja California where up to 7 to 10 inches is estimated to have fallen (shown in purple and pink). This surge was also responsible for bringing moderate to heavy rains (about 2 to 4 inches, shown in yellow and red) to parts of Arizona. The analysis showed rain rates derived from both the GMI microwave imager and dual-frequency precipitation radar or DPR, that were overlaid on enhanced visible and infrared data from NOAA's GOES-West satellite to create a full picture. The image was taken on Feb. 17 at 21:03 UTC (4:03 p.m. EST) and showed a long plume of mostly moderate rain (green areas) streaming northward into the coast around Los Angeles in association with this second surge. GPM's DPR can also provide details on storm structure. This third image shows precipitation top heights corresponding to the previous image. The storms tops are all relatively shallow (generally below 7 km, shown in blue) with the highest only reaching just over 8 km (shown in lighter blue). The bulk of the rain accumulation is due to the steady, non-stop nature of this relatively shallow, moderate rain and the effects of orographic enhancement and not to intense thunderstorm activity. The final and most recent surge of moisture began making its way ashore in and around central California closer to the San Francisco Bay area on Feb. 20, bringing rain to the Bay Area as well as farther north along the coast and enhancing the rainfall totals over the Sacramento Valley and coastal northern California and southwest Oregon. Another storm system is forecast to impact the San Francisco region over the weekend. To get updated forecasts from the National Weather Service, visit: http://www. . For a global animated view of the IMERG precipitation and GEOS water vapor during the first three weeks of February 2017, visit: https:/ For more information about GPM, visit: http://www.
News Article | February 15, 2017
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Carlos when it was affecting La Reunion and Mauritius islands in the Southern Indian Ocean. The satellite imagery provided a clear picture of how wind shear was affecting the storm. Earlier the GPM core satellite found heavy rain and towering storms within Tropical Cyclone Carlos. Tropical Cyclone 04S formed north of La Reunion Island on February 4 and continued to track slowly toward the island. This ended an unusual drought of tropical cyclone formation in that part of the Indian Ocean that began in July 2016. When NASA's Terra passed over the newly-formed tropical cyclone imagery showed a concentration of strong thunderstorms around the center of the compact storm. The storm was later renamed Tropical Cyclone Carlos. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite flew above tropical storm Carlos on February 5, 2017 at 1056 UTC (5:56 a.m. EST) when Carlos had maximum sustained winds of about 45 knots (51.8 mph). GPM collected data that showed the intensity and structure of precipitation within Carlos. GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) measured rain falling at a rate of over 100 mm (3.9 inches) per hour in intense feeder bands converging into Carlos' northeastern side. The 3-D vertical structure of tropical storm Carlos was examined by GPM's radar (DPR Ku Band). This inspection showed that some of the powerful storms around the tropical cyclone had storm tops reaching heights greater than 14 km (8.8 miles). Heavy showers in a few of these storms were bouncing radar reflectivity values of almost 49 dBZ values back to the GPM satellite. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. On Feb. 6 at 09:45 UTC: (4:45 a.m. EST) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Carlos' clouds and storms over La Reunion and Mauritius. The image clearly showed the center of circulation was north of the clouds and thunderstorms which covered the two islands. Strong vertical wind shear up to 25 knots 28.7 mph/46.3 kph) from the northwest pushed the clouds and showers south-southeast of the center and over the islands. A thin ring of clouds appeared around the center of circulation. At 1500 UTC (10 am EST) Tropical Cyclone Carlos had maximum sustained winds near 55 knots (64 mph / 102 kph). Warm sea surface temperatures are expected to allow the system to continue to strengthen. It was centered near 18.3 degrees south latitude and 57.0 degrees east longitude, approximately 120 nautical miles north of Port Louis, Mauritius, has tracked south-southwestward at 4 knots (4.6 mph/7.4 kph). Meteo France is issuing advisories on Carlos. For forecast updates on La Reunion island, visit: http://www. . The Joint Typhoon Warning Center said that Tropical Cyclone Carlos will peak at 80 knots (92 mph/148 kph) in on Feb. 9 as it begins curving to the southeast away from southeastern Madagascar in over the open ocean. For updated forecasts in English from the Meteo France La Reunion website, visit: http://www. .
News Article | September 15, 2016
Starting this month, EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) includes monthly estimates of the number of drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) in the seven DPR regions. Estimates will go through the prior month; the September DPR includes estimates through August. Current EIA estimates show DUC counts as of the end of August totaling 4,117 in the four oil-dominant regions (Bakken, Eagle Ford, Niobrara, and Permian) and 914 in the three natural gas-dominant regions (Haynesville, Marcellus, and Utica) that together account for nearly all U.S. tight oil and shale gas production. In the oil regions, the estimated DUC count increased during 2014 and 2015, but the count declined by about 400 over the past five months. The DUC count in the gas regions has generally declined since December 2013. DUCs are wells that have been drilled by producers, but have not yet been made ready for production. The full completion process involves casing, cementing, perforating, hydraulic fracturing, and other procedures to make the well ready to begin producing oil or natural gas. Following the large decline in oil prices since mid-2014, new drilling and completion activity slowed, and the number of DUCs in oil-dominant regions increased. A high inventory of DUCs has implications for the size and timing of the domestic supply response to changes in oil prices, with or without significant changes in the number of active drilling rigs. Although both drilling and completion activity have declined since late 2014, the completions have experienced a deeper decline than drilling in oil-dominant regions. The differences in drilling and completion rates in these oil regions may be attributed to several factors. For instance, some long-term contracts for drilling rigs and lease contracts may mandate drilling or producing in order to fulfill commitments made to the landowners and mineral-right owners. Estimates of the number of DUCs have been available from other sources. These estimates often vary significantly because of differences in methodology and operational assumptions, or, in some cases, insufficient data. EIA develops its estimates of DUCs for all seven regions in the Drilling Productivity Report using a consistent methodology and uniform assumptions.
News Article | February 15, 2017
ACAMPO, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2017) - Inert Gas Injection, LLC (IGI, LLC) has just been informed their EPA approved IGI CO for the control of specific pests will be approved by CDPR by March 5, 2017 and available for use on March 6, 2017. Approval has already been received for use in the states of Oregon and Washington. Final registration approval of the IGI product was received from EPA on June 9, 2016. The product is known as IGI Carbon Dioxide. "This is a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of pest control," said Mr. Al Dentone, President of IGI, LLC, "and will make great strides in the removal of caustic and poison chemicals, which are being used for fumigation of various pests, from the market. Our proprietary CO technology and the IGI Eliminator® delivery systems provide a patented, biologically safe and efficient solution that allows elimination of targeted species with no residual chemical or other biologically harmful substances," stated Mr. Dentone. IGI CO used as a pesticide, is revolutionary and different from other chemical agents for pest control in that it functions only when released in a confined space. Only then do the effects of this naturally occurring, and organic gas become active. There is no contamination of soil or other spaces that occurs with lasting chemical and toxic agents. As a result, IGI CO used with the line of IGI, LLC delivery and control devices meets IPM (Integrated Pest Management) protocols desired by a large number of municipalities and commercial departments and has been endorsed by those agencies as such. Mr. Dentone further stated that the time has come for a company to have an innovative approach in the Pest Control Industry. "We have been delivering toxic and poison chemicals to control pests for far too long. The time has come to look for safe alternatives so some of these harmful products can be removed from the market. This type of effective, environmentally safe and cost competitive pest control utilizing IGI CO and Eliminator delivery systems creates a window of opportunity that will be industry changing." The California DPR citing is dated Feb. 2, 2017, as Notice of Proposed and Final Decision and Public Reports, Volume 2017-5, February 3, 2017. The approved EPA label can be found at www.eliminatorbyigi.com, which also list all pests currently approved for control. IGI has made submission to EPA and DPR for additions to the list to include burrowing rodents. A submission for EPA approval for the use of IGI CO to control bed bugs will be filed in the near future. IGI, LLC will be attending World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA February 14-16, 2017, in Pavilion A, booth 1504 and 1505. Should you want to discuss the use of Carbon Dioxide for your pest control needs, there will be industry experts in the booth available to answer your questions. Company representatives can also be reached by telephone at the number listed below or by email. About Inert Gas Injection, LLC. IGI, LLC, founded in 2013, is the world's only provider of EPA CO and the delivery devices for eradication and control of a variety of pests. For more information, see our website at: eliminatorbyigi.com.
News Article | December 2, 2016
Attorneys for Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the Silk Road online drug marketplace under the pseudonym "Dread Pirate Roberts" say they've discovered evidence that someone logged into the Dread Pirate Roberts account on the Silk Road forums six weeks after Ulbricht was arrested. Ulbricht was in federal custody at the time. If this piece of evidence is authentic, the logical conclusion is that someone else had access to the account that was said to belong to the mastermind of the massive Dark Web drug bazaar. Given the login occurred after the principal arrest in the Silk Road investigation, it may also indicate that whoever did it was someone with a law enforcement background, had access to the investigation, or was "another" Dread Pirate Roberts. Ulbricht is serving a life sentence for his role in operating the dark web marketplace. Earlier this week, Ulbricht's defense attorney Joshua Dratel filed a letter with the US attorney's office in Maryland, where Ulbricht still has a case pending, alleging that the defense team had found separate evidence of another corrupt law enforcement official involved in the Silk Road investigation (two law enforcement agents, a Drug Enforcement Agent and Secret Service agent "broke bad" and were previously convicted for various crimes, including attempting to steal Bitcoin evidence during the investigation). "We don't know when that person or persons originally gained access, or how many times they logged into Silk Road as DPR. We don't know how many DPRs there were." The bulk of Dratel's letter says that a still-unknown government official sold information about the investigation to Dread Pirate Roberts and later deleted evidence of the arrangement. But the letter—portions of which have been described to Motherboard, but which has not been released publicly—also notes that an unknown person logged into the Dread Pirate Roberts account after it's supposed owner was taken into custody. Ulbricht was arrested on October 2, 2013. The Silk Road marketplace was taken down that same day, but the forums stayed up until November 22. His attorneys say that someone logged into the DPR account on the forum November 18. These new details were uncovered by forensic analysts who studied backups of the Silk Road forums that were entered as evidence by the government during Ulbricht's first trial. Ulbricht's attorneys Dratel and Lindsay Lewis say that government tampering calls into question the evidence used to convict Ulbricht. "The importance of the access issue is amplified by the fact that the timestamp for the last log-in by DPR on the SR Forum is November 18, 2013—a full six weeks after Mr. Ulbricht's arrest," Lewis told me in an emailed statement. "Thus, obviously someone other than Mr. Ulbricht was continuing to log in to SR as DPR." Lewis said this piece of evidence wasn't brought up during a press conference earlier this week because the defense was "focused more on the evidence of tampering. Obviously, this is a significant bit as well." That there could be more than one person using the Dread Pirate Roberts account has been a popular theory among people who have paid close attention to the Silk Road case. At trial, Dratel said Ulbricht was framed by the "real" DPR. Dratel and Lewis would not provide additional information about their findings; the letter sent to the US attorney in Maryland is aimed at pushing prosecutors there to open a discovery process that will presumably make more specifics about the evidence public. It's unknown whether other Silk Road administrators had the username and password for the DPR account, whether there actually were other "real" DPRs, or whether government officials were somehow able to get the DPR login credentials. "They had access only to Ross's laptop," Lewis told me. "I don't think they had access to the login credentials." At a press conference in Manhattan Tuesday, Dratel said the new evidence disclosed this week wasn't brought at trial in New York because his team didn't have enough time to fully analyze the data the government presented. "We got six terabytes of information, and they were was no real way we could review all of that data in the time period allowed before trial," he said. Ross's mother, Lyn Ulbricht, said the new discoveries further call into question the evidence used to put her son away. "There is a record in the database for every account, showing the most recent log-in. We don't know when that person or persons originally gained access, or how many times they logged into Silk Road as DPR. We don't know how many DPRs there were," Lyn Ulbricht told me in an email. "It's the nature of digital evidence that it's easily changed, planted or deleted without a trace. That my son—or anyone—would get a life sentence without parole based on vulnerable digital evidence, especially when it's been corrupted, is a travesty of justice."