Plankton community structure and variability in the Scotia Sea: austral summer 2003

first_imgPlankton community structure in the Scotia Sea was investigated during January/earlyFebruary 2003 based on phytoplankton cell counts from 20 m depth and mesozooplankton countsfrom 0 to 400 m net hauls. Cluster analysis and multi-dimensional scaling revealed 4 major groups ofstations within each ordination that broadly corresponded geographically. A grouping of stations tothe east of the Antarctic Peninsula was characterised by low phytoplankton cell counts. The correspondinggrouping of stations in the mesozooplankton data were characterised by low abundance,overwintered state of many species, low egg production rates, and low carbon mass of copepodinstars. In contrast, groupings of stations in the northern part of the Scotia Sea were characterised aschlorophyll and mesozooplankton rich, and the summer generation was well advanced. Latitude wasmost strongly correlated with mesozooplankton community pattern (rank correlation ρ = 0.608),whereas surface chlorophyll a was a weaker correlate (ρ = 0.344) but along with measures of sizefractionedchlorophyll contributed towards explaining variation in species stages carbon mass andegg production rates. Additional hauls to 1000 m with an LHPR indicated copepod populations werebroadly in an overwintered state in the south of the region, whereas to the north of South Georgiarecruitment had been completed and some species were undergoing a seasonal descent. A comparisonwith January/February 2000 revealed higher abundances of krill larvae throughout the ScotiaSea in 2000 as well as a more advanced generation of the copepod Calanoides acutus. Ice cover duringthe 2 years differed considerably; in 2000 the position of the summer ice edge broadly accordedwith the 25 yr average, whereas in 2003 the ice edge lay much further north than usual. We suggestthat the timing of ice retreat influenced the timing of reproduction with the late retreat in 2003causing delayed reproduction and reduced population sizes.last_img read more

Santos exercises option to acquire 80% stake in WA-488-P permit offshore Australia

first_imgUnder the terms of the agreement, Santos will finance 100% of the cost of the Beehive-1 exploration well in the permit area Image: Santos exercises Beehive option offshore Western Australia. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison/Pixabay. Australia-based oil firm Santos has conditionally exercised an option to acquire an 80% stake in the WA-488-P permit containing the Beehive prospect offshore Australia, from Melbana Energy.Under the terms of the agreement, Santos will finance 100% of the cost of the Beehive-1 exploration well in the permit area.Santos is in discussions with numerous parties on participation in the exploration well. France’s Total had decided not to proceed with the stake acquisition in the permit.The company has also specified that the work that it has carried out regarding rig availability indicates drilling might not be able to commence prior to the end of the current permit year of December 2020.Santos needs to complete farm-down before 4 March, 2020 for acquisitionMelbana has granted Santos until 4 March, 2020 to complete a farm-down of its right to buy 80% stake. If successful, the companies would then seek an extension to the current permit year.In case, Santos fails to complete a farmdown by March 2020, Melbana will retain a 100% interest.Santos has also agreed to fund an application for an environmental permit for Beehive-1.Melbana chairman Andrew Purcell said: “Santos’ decision to farmdown its large equity interest in Beehive is entirely consistent with its recently stated strategy of optimising its portfolio through acquisitions, disposals and farmouts, particularly in northern Australia where it is working to reduce its equity in the Barossa field and Darwin LNG to 50% or less.“We’re pleased to continue to work cooperatively with Santos given the commitment they’ve shown to Beehive – a prospect with 388 million barrels of oil equivalent of prospective resource (best estimate) and potentially 1.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent of prospective resource (high estimate) which, if proven, would prove transformative for each of our companies and for northern Australia.”In September 2019, Santos, in a joint venture with British oil major BP, was awarded new acreage which lies adjacent to its existing oil discovery, Dorado, offshore Northern Carnarvon Basin in WA.The 50:50 joint venture will undertake exploration activities at the new permit, WA-541-P in the Bedout Sub-basin.last_img read more

Altera&Ocyan joint venture gets a new client

first_img Altera&Ocyan expanded its portfolio of clients through the assignment of Cidade de Itajaí FPSO. (Credit: D Thory from Pixabay.) Altera&Ocyan expanded its portfolio of clients through the assignment, on November 6th, of charter and operation agreements relating to Cidade de Itajaí (“CDI”) FPSO to a subsidiary of the Australian Stock Exchange Listed company Karoon Energy, which is the new concession holder of Shallow Water Block BM-S-40, containing the Bauna oil field, in the Southern area of Santos Basin. CDI has been operating at the Baúna field for Petrobras since 2013.The change of clients is due to the field acquisition by Karoon, which has also extended the agreements with Altera&Ocyan for a further four years, ensuring that CDI will operate at Bauna until February 2026, with two further option years to 2028.“We are excited to have Karoon as our new client, and about the extension of the agreements, which would have ended with Petrobras in February 2022. The extension shows that Altera&Ocyan has been delivering a high operating and safety performance, which adds market value to both our joint venture and the new field operator,” celebrates Jorge Mitidieri, Vice President of Integrated Services at Ocyan.Cidade de Itajaí FPSO has reached the milestone of 109 (update) million barrels of oil produced and operational uptime of 99.7%, from the operation’s start in 2013 to the current moment. Operated by the joint venture Altera&Ocyan (partnership 50/50 between Ocyan and Altera Infrastructure), the FPSO presents safety and performance indicators that reinforce its operational success.During the pandemic, the FPSO has not registered any case of COVID-19 onboard, the result of a rigorous prevention process and health protocols that has ensured the activities were not interrupted during the past months. Furthermore, we recorded over 930 days without loss time accidents.“We are pleased to announce this important multi-year FPSO contract with Karoon and are committed to work together to maximize the production in the future of the Baúna field and CDI”, commented Chris Brett, President Altera Production.Robert Hosking, Karoon Managing Director said “Karoon is very pleased to be joining Teekay&Ocyan at Bauna, their operational and safety record on the asset has been excellent and Karoon looks forward to a constructive relationship going forward”.Altera&Ocyan has two assets: Cidade de Itajaí (CDI) and Pioneiro de Libra (PDL) FPSO’s, both with long-term, consolidated agreements in effect.Cidade de Itajaí FPSOCidade de Itajaí is the first production unit operated by the Altera&Ocyan joint venture. Built at the Sembmarine shipyard in Singapore, the FPSO arrived in Brazil on December 29, 2012, starting operations on February 16, 2013.The asset can act in water depths up to 1,000 meters deep, with the capacity to produce 80,000 barrels of oil daily and to compress and reinject two million cubic meters of gas per day.The CDI has a female leadership. Mechanical engineer Nathalia Souza Teixeira, 31, who has overseen the vessel’s activities since November 2018. The team consists of around 60 members on board and 25 onshore, in addition to the team shared between the two Units in operation by the JV (the other unit is the FPSO Pioneiro de Libra). Nathalia is graduated from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and started her career at Ocyan in 2014. Source: Company Press Release Cidade de Itajaí FPSO has reached the milestone of 109 million barrels of oil produced and operational uptime of 99.7%, from the operation’s start in 2013last_img read more

Eric Lamaze and Chacco Kid Win Thursday Feature at WEF 10

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Eric Lamaze (CAN) and Chacco Kid, owned by the Chacco Kid Group, were back in fine form on Thursday, March 18, winning the $37,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI3*, the feature class in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).Week 10 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), sponsored by Horseware Ireland, runs through March 21 and will feature three-star competition in the International Arena. On Friday, competition will showcase the $20,000 Spy Coast Farm Developing Jumper Series 7 Year Old Classic, the $15,000 Spy Coast Farm Developing Jumper Series 6 Year Old Classic, the $10,000 Spy Coast Farm Developing Jumper Series 5 Year Old Classic, as well as the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Round 10. Saturday features the $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic, and Sunday’s competition is highlighted by the $50,000 Hermès Under 25 Final as well as the $137,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI3*. Feature classes are available free live and on-demand on the livestream.The handiwork of course designer Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) was on display as 66 horse-and-rider combinations attempted the test consisting of 14 jumping obstacles. Lamaze, 19th to go in the starting order, answered all the questions of the 1.45m speed track to emerge victorious aboard the 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x Come On, crossing the timers in a speedy 58.26 seconds to take the title.“These types of classes are good for Chacco,” explained Lamaze. “He’s naturally fast so you don’t really feel like you’re actually pushing him to be fast. It’s just his natural way of going. He’s a very quick horse, and I like these classes to set up for the grand prix with him. It’s nice to get his lungs opened up a bit and give him a nice gallop around the ring.”Watch the winning round here!Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Lamaze, currently ranked twenty-third in the world, has recently returned from a few weeks of competition in Doha, Qatar, which included a third-place finish in the CSI5* grand prix. He left Chacco in the hands of his team in Wellington and is excited to close out the rest of WEF with the talented gelding.“I returned here to some fresh horses,” said Lamaze. “We have a person that rides him on the flat that did a great job. He had jumped enough by that point [week 7], so he just needed to keep going while I was in Doha. My other horses stayed in Europe, so Chacco is going to be the leading horse until the Rolex Grand Prix [week 11]. I’m happy to be back. These types of classes are hard to win because people are sometimes trying to make their horse fast. I’m lucky that mine is naturally fast so I just follow the turns and shorten up a few things and very often he ends up being at the top of the class.”The winning combination also picked up a victory in the same class on January 13 as part of WEF 1. Their success in the show ring is often in the speed format which is quite the opposite to the personality of the little horse outside the International Arena.“He’s very quiet, very easy, and very different when he’s outside of the ring,” said Lamaze. “He looks high strung in the ring, but not so much in real life. He’s a little horse. He knows he needs rhythm and speed to jump these fences, so he kind of grows to that in the ring, and I’ve come to learn to go along with that.”Olivia Chowdry (USA) and Chuck Berry 8, owned by Atlas Equine Holdings, LLC, finished just off the mark for a second-place finish. The 29-year-old rider piloted the 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Chacco Blue x Watzmann to a quick clear round in 58.84 seconds. Adrienne Sternlicht (USA) and the Starlight Farms 1, LLC entry Cadans Z, a 12-year-old Zangersheide mare by Carosso VDL x Navarone, rounded out the podium in third, stopping the clock at 59.53 seconds.Earlier in the day, Lauren Fischer (USA) piloted her own GK California, an 11-year-old Hosteiner by Cosido, to a victory in the $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers. The pair topped a field of 87 entries in the starting order, with a double-clear round in the two-phase format, crossing the finish line in a leading time of 31.72 seconds.Full Results: $37,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m CSI3*1. CHACCO KID: 2006 Oldenburg by Chacco Blue x Come OnERIC LAMAZE (CAN), Chacco Kid Group: 0/58.262. CHUCK BERRY 8: 2007 Hanoverian gelding by Chacco Blue x WatzmannOLIVIA CHOWDRY (USA), Atlas Equine Holdings LLC: 0/58.843. CADANS Z: 2009 Zangersheide mare by Carosso VDL x NavaroneADRIENNE STERNLICHT (USA), Starlight Farms 1, LLC: 0/59.534. CALYPSO DES MATIS: 2012 Selle Français gelding by Padock du Plessis*HNEDUARDO MENEZES (BRA), Eduardo Menezes: 0/60.905. CARLCHEN W: 2008 German Warmblood gelding by Chacco-Blue x ContinueALEX GRANATO (USA), Page Tredennick: 0/61.046. VOLO’S DIAMOND: 2011 Oldenburg gelding by Stakkatol x Baloubet Du RouetSHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Triple S Group and Shane Sweetnam: 0/61.967. CARIOCA K: 2010 Holsteiner mare by Cosido x CaranoANNA DRYDEN (USA), Double Meadows Farm, LLC: 0/63.188. BINGO STE HERMELLE: 2011 Selle Français stallion by Number One D’iso x Diamant De SemillyDANIEL DEUSSER (GER), Stephex Stables: 0/64.619. GOODBYE: 2011 KWPN mare by Eldorado vd Zeshoek x AmuletBLISS HEERS (USA), Bridgeside Farms, LLC: 0/65.0710. CHAVERTO: 2011 Oldenburg gelding by Chacco-Blue x ConverterJUAN MANUEL GALLEGO (COL), Juan Pablo Betancourt: 0/66.30 Tags: Eric Lamaze, PBIEC, WEF, show jumping, Chacco Kid, $37000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m CSI3*, SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more


first_imgNew research has suggested that a generation of shoppers are baking and cooking more from scratch, aspire to shop ethically and waste less food.The study by IGD ShopperTrack research conducted a demographic breakdown comparing shoppers aged under 35 with those aged over 35. It found that more than half, 51%, claim they will be cooking more from scratch compared to 30% of over-35s.Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive, IGD, said: “This is great news for the whole food chain in the UK. The last 20 years have seen a foodie revolution as people have grown up watching celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay. The under-35s are more aware than ever of the challenges facing our global climate. And the internet has brought recipes from around the world directly to people’s kitchens.”The study also found that 19% of the under-35s aspire to use specialist stores (such as bakers, butchers and fishmongers) more over the coming 12 months (compared to just 8% of over-35s); 26% of shoppers under 35 expect to buy more organic food over the next 12 months, compared to 13% of over-35s; and 30% of younger shoppers are prepared to pay extra for premium-quality food (compared to 16% of over-35s).last_img read more

After the fire: rebuilding of Village Bakery under way

first_imgVillage Bakery has revealed it is looking at two options for replacing the bakery that was devastated by fire in August.A one-storey production area that produced crumpets and Welsh cakes was severely damaged by the blaze, which broke out on the morning of 19 August, and spread to the adjoining office block. None of the 450 staff at the family-owned business were injured.The business has now engaged architects, who are looking at two possible options: either to rebuild on the original site in Wrexham; or on nearby land the company already owns and for which it already has planning permission.“We have the full support of our insurance company and the new bakery will be up and running in record time,” said Village Bakery managing director Robin Jones.In the meantime, production has been increased at the company’s other three bakeries to maintain supply to customers.In three weeks’ time, the business plans to be making Welsh cakes and, in January, it will be producing scones with new equipment from the Netherlands. The company has already moved crumpet production to its free-from bakery site, where it has created a new, segregated production line.“In a situation like this you’ve got to look at the positives, because that bakery was 10 years old and, while the equipment was state-of-the-art at the time, the progress that has been made since then has been phenomenal,” said Robin’s father, Village Bakery chairman Alan Jones.“We have ordered three new lines, which are a big improvement on what we had, so there’s no doubt we’ll come out of it stronger and better.”The company also praised its workers for how quickly they got the business back up and running after the fire.“On the night of the fire, the team in Coedpoeth and the shift in Wrexham worked a miracle to ensure we were back in production with Marks & Spencer bread rolls, so we were able to deliver in full on the Tuesday morning,” said Robin. “Then, on the Tuesday night, we were back in business, making pancakes in Coedpoeth.”He added that the company’s wholesale customers had been impressed with Village Bakery’s determination to resume production quickly.“In the meantime, our priority is to ensure that we keep the skilled people we have by redeploying them where necessary, because we don’t want to lose them,” added Jones.%%Quote_61%% He also described the company’s suppliers as “amazing”.“The equipment manufacturers have pulled out all the stops, while everybody in the supply chain has just stepped up to the plate – and we are ever so grateful.”The local business community has also been generous, with Village Bakery receiving offers including office accommodation, photocopiers and air compressors.“On the day of the fire, the local cafés brought down teas, coffees and soft drinks for the firefighters and for our staff. They also brought bacon butties,” said Jones. “It is only when disasters like this happen that you realise how genuine and generous people are.”Robin Jones and his father both paid tribute to the Village Bakery workers.“But you’re only as good as the people who work for you,” said Alan. “That will never change, and we are blessed with a team of fantastic staff.”last_img read more

A rise through the ranks

first_img Annual dinner welcomes the University’s newest Americans Related Bridge Program gave campus leaders an early boost Harvard’s hand across the bridge to citizenship When Becky Ward walked through the airy cafeteria spanning Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) Goldenson and Armenise buildings, she noticed cashier Calixto Sáenz taking a break, a textbook open on the table in front of him.As she passed, Ward asked Sáenz what he was studying.“Biopolymers,” he replied.The answer got the attention of Ward, executive director of the Department of Systems Biology. She told Sáenz about a new facility being developed at HMS — a microfluidics core. The shared facility was intended to connect researchers at the School and affiliated hospitals with new techniques making their way into labs across the country.Microfluidics allows scientists to conduct microscale research, cutting costs by reducing the volume of chemicals needed, freeing up space so that several experiments can run at once, and even accelerating results. A director had been hired for the initiative, Ward told Sáenz, and the School was considering adding a paid intern to help. Did he want to apply?Sáenz wasn’t sure — not because he was blind to the opportunity. The problem was time.A native of Colombia, Sáenz had come to Boston months earlier for a polymer plastics engineering graduate program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. With no family in the area, he was sharing an East Boston apartment with a friend and taking the T to HMS for his 6 a.m.–3:30 p.m. shift at the Greenhouse Cafe, then boarding a Lowell-bound train for his evening classes. He did homework until 1 a.m. Two or three hours’ sleep a night was routine.To cap it off, Sáenz already had an internship, albeit unpaid, in the Medical School’s IT department, a post he had landed months earlier with the help of Harvard’s Bridge Program. For some people, the decision to exchange an unpaid internship for a paid one would be simple. But Sáenz’s loyalty to the IT director, Aun Em, who had coached him in English, added to his hesitation.“He didn’t want to abandon Aun,” said Carol Kolenik, the Bridge Program’s founder and former director. “She said, ‘Take it.’ ”Sáenz did, and he hasn’t looked back. In the past decade, he’s been promoted from intern to research associate to manager and ultimately to director.“It’s always a goal to look for people who have a lot of potential but haven’t had a lot of opportunities, so I took a chance on him,” Ward said.Sáenz’s success — and the personal drive behind it — hasn’t gone unnoticed. Last year, he was selected to represent Harvard’s 18,000 staff members with remarks at President Larry Bacow’s October installation. The moment proved memorable for more than just Sáenz.“It was spectacular,” said Laura Lamp, a friend and onetime colleague who guided him through his speech prep. “It blew my mind.”,Colombia to CambridgeSáenz grew up outside of Cartagena, Colombia. His parents worked hard to give him and his sister an education, he said. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees — in electrical and electronic engineering and industrial automation of processes — from Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar.While working in industry after graduation, he had a chance to visit Boston and was impressed with the resources devoted to research in the region. He had found the place where he’d continue his education.“I don’t regret a single step, even that first year,” Sáenz said of his grueling schedule after arriving. “I learned so much.”Once he started working in the microfluidics core, Sáenz channeled his efforts into mastering the field. Taking the reins at the facility, he expanded its offerings to include consulting services for those who lacked the knowledge or time to use the equipment themselves.“He’s one of the most driven people I know. It makes me feel lazy — which I don’t appreciate,” joked Lamp, who worked with Sáenz at HMS but has since moved to the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “It’s a beautiful thing to be around someone who has a goal and it’s an actual action item.”Today, the core has some 190 to 200 clients from the School, affiliated hospitals, nearby institutions, and even regional companies. A pathway to success From one dreamer to another Allston-Brighton coalition combines groups’ talents to help local residents improve their lives and prospects A bridge to the futureSáenz credited the Bridge Program with boosting his Harvard career. The 18-year-old program provides language, career, and job readiness assistance for Harvard staff. Sáenz’s three classes improved his English, introduced him to American workplace culture, and helped prepare him for job interviews.When organizers of Bacow’s installation were looking for candidates to speak on behalf of University staff, Kolenik suggested Sáenz, who almost missed his opportunity because he dismissed the email as a scam and moved it to his junk folder.The next day, a nagging voice in his head asked, “What if it’s real?” So he took a second look, eventually convincing himself that the invitation was authentic. Once he said yes, Sáenz leaned on his friends for help, bouncing ideas and drafts off them. He came up with a short speech describing his own Harvard journey and his gratitude for the assistance he found on campus.On the day of installation, Sáenz was so nervous he couldn’t bring himself to eat before taking his place on the Tercentenary Theatre stage along with Gov. Charlie Baker, MIT President L. Rafael Reif, and four previous Harvard presidents. But when his moment came, he delivered his message loud and clear.“If someone had told me 15 years ago that I would be on this stage, I simply wouldn’t have believed them — at that time I was still struggling to get a quality education in a new country and a new culture and not even in my native language,” Sáenz told the audience that included his family in Colombia, who watched the livestream with an enthusiasm, he said, normally reserved for soccer games.“But here I stand. And I stand here not only because of my family — gracias, mami y papi— but also because Harvard values commitment, perseverance — and works to provide opportunities to further the careers and professional development of its members.”Sáenz said he was honored by the opportunity to speak for all of Harvard’s staff and that the experience is one he’ll never forget, even as he continues on his path of self-improvement — he’s currently on his fifth biotechnology class at the Harvard Extension School.Today, among his other duties at the microfluidics facility, Sáenz mentors interns in a program he created for students from local community college — two of whom have gone on to UMass Lowell, and another one to Boston University.As he told Kolenik: “I’m paying it forward. I would never have gotten out of food service without the internship.”last_img read more

Fight The Man: What GameStop’s surge says about online mobs

first_imgIt’s a fable for our times: Small-time investors band together to take down greedy Wall Street hedge funds using the stock of a troubled video-game store. But the revolt of online stock-traders suggests much more. The internet is shifting society’s balance of power in unanticipated ways. And the same tools that empower the little guy can also give rise to extremist mobs waging harassment campaigns or the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Last week they gave us the Great GameStop Stock Uprising. Who knows what this week will bring. The only thing for sure is that we’ll be seeing more of it.last_img read more

Miss Saigon’s Eva Noblezada & More Set for West End Les Miz

first_img View Comments From “The Last Night of the World” to “One Day More”? Eva Noblezada, following her star turn in Miss Saigon, will play Eponine in Les Miserables in the West End. She begins performances on April 4.Before Noblezada assumes the role, The Wizard of Oz star Danielle Hope (winner of the BBC series Over the Rainbow) will play Eponine, taking over for Carrie Hope Fletcher. Fletcher plays her final performance on February 13; Hope will begin on February 15.Joining Hope on that day are Les Miz alums Patrice Tipoki as Fantine (Rachelle Ann Go plays her final performance on January 30 before returning on May 9) and Craig Mather as Marius.Noblezada is also set to reprise her performance as Kim when the revival of Miss Saigon heads to Broadway in 2017. Hope returns to Les Miz after playing Eponine in 2012; she recently starred as Maria in the U.K. tour of The Sound of Music. Tipoki is currently playing Fantine in the Australian tour. Mather’s additional credits include Sweeney Todd and Tonight’s the Night.The West End production also stars Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean, Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Zoë Doano as Cosette, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras and Phil Daniels and Katy Secombe as the Thénardiers.last_img read more

2 facing charges after pursuit in Otsego County

first_imgPolice say troopers saw a vehicle leaving the scene of the burglary on County Route 20 in the town of Edmeston on July 13. (WBNG) — Authorities say two people are facing charges after a pursuit lead law enforcement through several roads in Otsego County. New York State Police say 30-year-old Jeese M. Souza of Oneonta, N.Y. and 20-year-old Alexis T. Bowers of Norwich will be charged with burglary in the 2nd degree, a felony. They say the vehicle chase ended with Souza, the driver of the vehicle, hitting a Otsego County Sheriff Deputy’s car. Souza was taken into custody after a foot pursuit, police say. The investigation is ongoing. Souza, Bowers and the deputy in the car Souza struck were taken to the hospital for injuries. Police say Souza and Bowers will be officially charged after their release from the hospital.last_img read more