Spectacular displays of the northern lights or aurora borealis in northern Norway – Telegraph

English: This is a picture of Aurora Borealis ...

English: This is a picture of Aurora Borealis from canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The Aurora B...

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake. ( 64°42′N 148°30′W / °S °W / ; latd>90 (dm format) in latd latm longm : AFB east, Bear Lake west) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: An Aurora Borealis observed at Bossek...

English: An Aurora Borealis observed at Bossekop (Finmark, in northern Norway), on 19 January 1839. Illustration from ‘Electricity and Magnetism’ by Amedee Guillemin (1826-1893), published in London in 1891. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Aurora during a geomagnetic storm that was mos...

Aurora during a geomagnetic storm that was most likely caused by a coronal mass ejection from the Sun on 24 May 2010. Taken from the ISS. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Check out these fantastic photos in the Telegraph!

 

Aurora Borealis as seen from Laberg, Salangen,...

Aurora Borealis as seen from Laberg, Salangen, Troms, Norway on new years eve 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Dr Alf’s Two Cents: Cyprus to sell gas reserves by 2020 | Cyprus Mail

English: Cyprus map with Cyprus government logo.

English: Cyprus map with Cyprus government logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article published in the Cyrus Mail is a RECOMMENDED READ, in my view. Check it out!

via Dr Alf’s Two Cents: Cyprus to sell gas reserves by 2020 | Cyprus Mail

So far, the Cyprus Government seems to be very professional in its handling of the exploration for offshore gas and oil. Cyprus knows that because of the financial crisis and bailout from the troika that her international credibility is at a record low. However, Cyprus is holding the wildcards. By combining with a respectable partners like Noble or Total, Cyprus should be able to attract international investment and start gaining financial rewards at the earliest opportunity.

The challenge for the effective development of Cyprus’ offshore oil and gas will be to be to stay “hands-off” and leave it to the professionals, like the global energy companies. There will be jobs down stream but Cypriot students need to get the right degrees from quality universities, and then they need to get experience. If the Cypriot Government starts to apply restrictive quotas for level of Cypriot labor, they will likely slow up the commercialization of the whole offshore gas and oil program. Cyprus must learn from the Middle East and countries like Norway.

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