Andrew Duhon: A Poet With Six Strings

first_img“Jesus might forgive you, but the preacher’s never gonna forget.”Right there, in the chorus of “Just Another Beautiful Girl,” New Orleans based singer/songwriter Andrew Duhon hooked me.  He had me.  This single line in this tale of a good girl flirting with the wrong side of everything in a small, Bible Belt town – a girl whose actions made her the object of derision and fascination, the subject of both gossip and prayer – brought into stark relief the notion of forgiveness, both human and divine, and the reality that it is often harder to find pardon here on Earth than in heaven.I didn’t stop listening for a couple weeks and I discovered that Duhon’s latest release, The Moorings, is ripe with such lyrical gems.  A poet with a six string, Duhon calls to mind contemporary songwriters like Ryan Adams and Joe Pug; he writes and sings with a soulful veracity, honest nearly to a fault, with his thumb squarely pressed on those emotions – love, hope, selflessness, forgiveness – that make us all human.The Moorings has become my favorite record of the first half of 2013.  I’d love to give you the chance to check it out for yourself and add it to your collection.  Today’s contest is pretty simple – just shoot me an email with ANDREW DUHON in the subject line.  A winner of a copy of the disc will be chosen from all emails sent in by 5:00 today.Our friends down in southern Alabama and New Orleans can catch Andrew live in the latter part of June.  After that, he will spend much of July touring the United Kingdom.  If you know anyone across the pond, let them know that one of the rising voices in Americana is heading their way.For more on Andrew Duhon, surf over to www.andrewduhon.com.Good luck and happy listening.last_img read more

ExxonMobil ups Guyana resources, makes fresh discovery in Stabroek block

first_imgOil major ExxonMobil has increased its estimated recoverable resource base in Guyana to more than 8 billion oil equivalent barrels and made a further oil discovery northeast of the producing Liza field at the Uaru exploration well, the 16th discovery on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.The new recoverable resource estimate includes 15 discoveries offshore Guyana through year-end 2019 and the Uaru discovery is the first of 2020 and will be added to the resource estimate at a later date, ExxonMobil said on Monday.“With recent high-quality finds at Tripletail and Mako contributing to our recoverable resources, our investments will continue to provide benefits for the people of Guyana,” said Mike Cousins, senior vice president of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil.“The Uaru discovery is another positive step as we begin a new decade with the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and our co-venturers.”According to Exxon, the Uaru encountered approximately 94 feet (29 meters) of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well, drilled in 6,342 feet (1,933 meters) of water, is located approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of the Liza field, which began producing oil in December 2019.Production from the Liza Phase 1 development, which started last December, is currently ramping up and will produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day in the coming months, utilizing the Liza Destiny floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).The Liza Unity FPSO, which will be employed for the second phase of Liza development and will have a production capacity of 220,000 barrels of oil per day, is under construction and expected to start production by mid-2022. The FPSO hull has recently arrived from China to Singapore after a journey of 2,300 nautical miles.Pending government approvals and project sanctioning of a third development, production from the Payara field north of the Liza discoveries could start as early as 2023, reaching an estimated 220,000 barrels of oil per day.The oil major also said that four drillships in Guyana continue to explore and appraise new resources as well as develop the resources within approved projects. A fifth drillship is expected to be deployed later this year.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometers). ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45 percent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Limited, holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 25 percent interest.In a separate statement on Monday, Hess CEO, John Hess, said: “We are pleased to have another significant oil discovery on the Stabroek Block at Uaru. Previous discoveries on the block including recent high quality finds at Tripletail and Mako underpin a significant increase in estimated gross discovered recoverable resources for current and future developments. We also continue to see multi billion barrels of additional exploration potential remaining.”last_img read more

NLD: Super Eagles Striker Picks Arsenal Ahead Of Tottenham

first_imgThe former Udinese and Granada star said this while appearing live on SkySports TV. When asked to pick who will win Saturday’s game, Ighalo said: “It’s going to be tough. I will go for Arsenal. ”China-based Ighalo recently helped the Super Eagles qualify for a 6th FIFA World Cup appearance as he played a major role in the 1-0 home victory over Zambia, a result that clinched qualification for Russia 2018. RelatedOdion Ighalo Shuns Europe For Extended Stay in ChinaFebruary 14, 2019In “Nigeria”Odion Ighalo’s Super Eagles Return Hinged On Someone Other Than Rohr – AgentFebruary 8, 2020In “National Team”Vincent Enyeama Reveals Why He Rejected Offers From English Premier League ClubsApril 23, 2020In “Europe” Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has disclosed that Arsenal will beat Tottenham Hotspur when both teams meet in the North London Derby (NLD) on Saturday morning.Arsenal (6th) host rivals Tottenham (3rd) at the Emirates Stadium in an English Premier League (EPL) clash at the weekend and former player of another London club Watford, Ighalo, is backing Arsene Wenger’s side for victory.last_img read more