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Italy’s ENI signs accord with BP, Libya to take over EPSA operation

Italy’s ENI signs accord with BP, Libya to take over EPSA operation

Business
Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Italian oil major Eni on Monday signed an accord with BP and Libyan officials under which Eni will get a 42.5% interest in an exploration and operation sharing agreement in the North African country, as well as become operator of an area where exploratory activities were suspended four years ago. The Libyan National Oil Corporation, or NOC, Chairman Mustafa Sanalla, BP chief executive Bob Dudley and Eni chief executive officer Claudio Descalzi on Monday signed a letter of intent to make this possible, according statements by both BP and Eni. BP currently holds an 85 percent working interest in the Exploration and Production (EPSA) sharing agreement in Libya, with the country's Investment Authority holding the remainder. Negotiations related to the accord, which aims at res...
Code-cracking WW2 Bombe operation recreated at Bletchley

Code-cracking WW2 Bombe operation recreated at Bletchley

Technology
Computer historians have staged a re-enactment of World War Two code-cracking at Bletchley Park.A replica code-breaking computer called a Bombe was used to decipher a message scrambled by an Enigma machine.Held at the National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), the event honoured Polish help with wartime code-cracking.Ruth Bourne, a former wartime code-cracker who worked at Bletchley and used the original Bombes, oversaw the modern effort.Broken messageEnigma machines were used extensively by the German army and navy during World War Two. This prompted a massive effort by the Allies to crack the complex method they employed to scramble messages.That effort was co-ordinated via Bletchley Park and resulted in the creation of the Bombe, ...
Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Sports
GUNNERS BOOST Gunners boss suggests the French centre-back could be back in action before the end of 2018  Arsenal have been handed a boost as captain Laurent Koscielny returned to training on Thursday for the first time since having surgery on an Achilles injury. The France defender missed the World Cup after rupturing his Achilles in the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in May. Laurent Koscielny suffered injury heartbreak in the Europa League last season, ruling him out of the World Cup Initial reports suggested the 32-year-old may not play again in 2018. But manager Unai Emery has revealed Koscielny has stepped up his recovery and is ‘making good progress’ as he works his way ...
Operation to divert water from Thai footballers' cave

Operation to divert water from Thai footballers' cave

World
A major operation is under way to reduce the flow of water into the cave where 12 Thai footballers are trapped with their coach. A weir has been constructed further upstream from the mountain to divert the water currently rushing into the Tham Luang Cave system.Experts say plans to teach the youngsters how to scuba dive so they can swim out underwater are fraught with difficulty. Image: First images of rescued Thai teens While the boys are 2.5 miles (4km) from the entrance, the continuously submerged stretch is 1.2 miles (1.9km) long and contains a very narrow passage that is only wide enough for one person.The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach were found deep inside the cave on Monday, nine days after they went missing fo...
NASA share photo from Operation IceBridge flight

NASA share photo from Operation IceBridge flight

Science
April 27 (UPI) -- NASA scientists conducted the longest flight of the Operation IceBridge mission's spring campaign this week. On Friday, the space agency shared a photo captured during the flight.The image features a ridge in Greenland dividing a pair of glacial valleys. The deep blue of a fjord and the Arctic sky interrupt the snow-capped mountains.The most recent Operation IceBridge flight lasted 8.5 hours, allowing scientists to collect data on several glaciers and other points of interest.The IceBridge mission is the largest airborne polar survey yet undertaken. Flights over Greenland will continue through May. In October and November, scientists will survey Antarctica."It is yielding unprecedented three-dimensional views of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice," N...