Kinder Morgan to launch another Elba Island LNG train

first_imgUS energy company Kinder Morgan is to launch another small-scale liquefaction unit at its nearly $2 billion Elba Island LNG plant in Georgia. Kinder Morgan owns 51 percent of Elba LNG while EIG Global Energy Partners holds a 49 percent stake. Worth mentioning here, the terminal has earlier this year shut three trains following a fire in a mixed refrigerant compressor at the second unit. Elba Island has already six moveable modular liquefaction system (MMLS) units in operation while the seventh train is still in commissioning mode. Image: Kinder Morgan The company has requested an authorization from US FERC to place into service the eighth Elba Island liquefaction unit on July 13. The export project has a 20-year contract with the Hague-based LNG giant Shell. Once in full production, the plant will have in total ten trains with a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year. Kinder Morgan previously said it expected to place all of the remaining units in service before the end of the summer this year.last_img read more

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Family violence sickens judge

first_imgMarlborough Express 29 Oct 2012Family violence is making New Zealand an unattractive place to live and New Zealanders need to front up to it, the principal family court judge says.Judge Peter Boshier also used one of his last public speeches before stepping down as principal family court judge to call for a new family violence charge to increase punishments and raise awareness, saying the situation was ”untenable”.Speaking at the Women’s Refuge Whanau of Tomorrow conference in Blenheim on Saturday, Judge Boshier said there was a view among New Zealanders that family violence was not as bad as other forms of violence, and Kiwis readily resorted to it.The country needed to ”get real” about the size and the effects of the problem.”Our intolerance and aggression is unacceptable. In my time as a judge I have dealt with thousands of family violence cases. The intensity and range of abuse is deplorable and at times I have felt deeply affected by what I have read.”Time and time again we need to give messages that family violence is harmful, that it injures our country and that it has enormous consequences,” he said.One step to reducing the problem would be to introduce a charge of family violence, he said.People committing family violence in New Zealand were seeing charges against them ”dumbed down” by overworked prosecutors reducing charges to secure guilty pleas, and there was too little support for victims in court, he said.Because of the way convictions are recorded judges were also unable to tell if a person’s previous convictions were for domestic violence and what the relationship with the victim was, meaning the judges were missing out on crucial information about a person’s past behaviour and the risk they posed to others.http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/7876887/Family-violence-sickens-judgelast_img read more

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Catching Controversy?

first_imgHow do you feel about the Reds catching position?  With Devin Mesoraco returning and Tucker Barnhart both on the active roster, the Reds must decide who is number 1 and who is number 2.  Neither of these two have played any position besides catching in their pro careers.Both Tucker and Devin have stated that they will try any position the Reds ask them to play.  Mesoraco has tried left field in spring training, but never in an actual game.  Barnhart is the best defensive catcher, but does not have the power that Mesoraco has for hitting.  I personally would like to see Barnhart be the number 1 catcher and Mesoraco try an outfield position.  Right now the Reds outfield looks set, and one of these two catchers may be used as trade material.  I hope not.last_img read more

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The Latest: Tour de Suisse cycling race canceled

first_img April 3, 2020 ___Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang was among 20 people arrested in Kenya for locking themselves in a bar and drinking alcohol in breach of a curfew imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Police say the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist was among those detained at a police station in Iten, one of Kenya’s famous high-altitude towns where distance runners train. They were in breach of a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. The group included a local politician.Kipsang, who is also a police officer, was provisionally suspended this year from track and field and charged with doping offenses that include tampering with doping samples. He has also won the New York, London and Berlin marathons.Twelve athletes were arrested in Iten earlier this week for breaching Kenyan government regulations on social gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The runners were arrested for training in a group, which has been banned in Kenya. Training camps have been shut down and athletes must train alone. The nine-day Swiss race was scheduled to run from June 6-14 and is designed to give riders a chance to prepare for the three-week Tour de France. The French race is still scheduled to start on June 27.Colombian rider Egan Bernal won in Switzerland last year ahead of his first Tour de France title.Organizers in Switzerland say its “the first time since the Second World War that the traditional event will not take place.”They say “the risk of additional strain on the Swiss health system due to possible crashes during racing is high.”___ Associated Press The Latest: Tour de Suisse cycling race canceledcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Tour de Suisse has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, removing one of the few cycling events left on the calendar before the Tour de France is due to start. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Russian anti-doping agency is preparing to freeze all testing until May to comply with new government measures shutting down work deemed non-essential.RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pakhnotskaya tells The Associated Press that her agency is looking for possible exemptions to instructions from President Vladimir Putin for all Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home through April 30.Pakhnotskaya says in a text message that she “will check on Monday the possibility to receive special permission” from government bodies for staff to collect samples from athletes. There will be no testing this month if that isn’t granted.Testing has been suspended since March 27 under a previous round of measures.Isolation measures around the world have led to a sharp drop in anti-doping tests. That’s led to warnings that some athletes could take advantage of the situation. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is trying to track gaps in testing.last_img read more

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2020/21 Premier League season to begin on September 12

first_imgThe Premier League have announced September 12 as the start date for the 2020/21 season.The date was agreed after a meeting with stakeholders on Friday, with the announcement made on the Premier League’s official twitter page.Premier League Shareholders today agreed to start the 2020/21 #PL season on 12 SeptemberThe final match round of the campaign will take place on 23 MayThe Premier League will continue to consult with @FA and @EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions pic.twitter.com/AE21rTqiwK— Premier League (@premierleague) July 24, 2020The final round of matches for next season will be played on May 23, 2021.The announcement means, teams will have at most 3 weeks of preseason before the new season commences, with the UEFA Champions League final set for August 23.Liverpool were crowned league champions, for the first time in 30 years on Wednesday after 5 -3 win over Chelsea at Anfield.last_img read more

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Pictures: Otumfuo Osei Tutu II inspects Kotoko’s Adako Jachie projects

first_imgHis Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II paid a familiarization visit to inspect projects at the club’s Adako Jachie training grounds.The visit afforded His Majesty first-hand information on the activities that take place there as well as to inspect two major construction works, the club’s multi-purpose office complex and also the construction of the three storey-Kotoko Academy House.This was Otumfuo’s first official visit to the site. It is expected that his presence at the project site will draw major attention to the place and impact positively on the projects by attracting more sponsors and financiers for the projects.last_img read more

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Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt speaks for first time since release

first_img“Honestly, I just want to let the world know how sorry I am for my actions. It’s been a tough time for me. I’m extremely embarrassed because of that video.”– Kareem Hunt to @saltersl on the incident pic.twitter.com/p7N3Drry1Z— ESPN (@espn) December 2, 2018The NFL released a statement later Sunday, confirming the “investigation began immediately following the incident in February” and that the league “continues to pursue a complete understanding of the facts.”New NFL statement pic.twitter.com/YCqhslL7QH— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) December 2, 2018Hunt was released by Kansas City on Friday after the league placed him on the Commissioner Exempt list. The Chiefs acknowledged they were aware of an incident involving Hunt, but were lied to about the details.The video doesn’t identify the woman, but it is believed to be connected to an individual who came forward after an incident that occurred Feb. 10. According to cleveland.com, Abigail Ottinger, 19, claimed she was “pushed and shoved” during a dispute in Cleveland, alleging to police that Hunt assaulted her around 3:45 a.m. ET on a Saturday outside his hotel apartment. Kareem Hunt has broken his silence.During an exclusive interview Sunday with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, the former Chiefs running back reiterated his apology after a video that showed him shoving and kicking a woman was released, saying he’s “definitely not that type of person” and that he knows “right from wrong” after being raised by his mother. Chiefs release RB Kareem Hunt after video surfaces of alleged February altercation “It was a long night and to be exact it don’t really matter what happened,” Hunt said. “I was in the wrong. I could have took responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to de-escalate the whole situation.”It was definitely some things that were said and did that I did not like and that’s not an excuse. That person in that video did not deserve that. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody or anything like that. It’s really tough because I feel like I let a lot of people down. And I just really want to apologize to everybody — the Chiefs organization, my family and close friends.”Hunt added that he was never questioned by the NFL but said he plans on “taking action” by seeking counseling with the hope that he can one day play in the NFL again.”I’m going to get treatment,” Hunt said. “I’m going to just make sure that nothing like this ever happens again.”center_img “Honestly, I just want to let the world know how sorry I am for my actions,” Hunt said. “It’s been a tough time for me. I’m extremely embarrassed because of that video.”Hunt divulged little details about what happened leading up to the February incident in Cleveland at The Metropolitan at the 9, saying he had never met the woman before a “disagreement” led to the altercation and first learned of the video’s existence along with the rest of the world when it was released by TMZ on Friday. Related News NFL didn’t interview Kareem Hunt, woman during investigation of February incident, report sayslast_img read more

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Crusader girls tennis team ends season going 1-2 in state tennis tournament

first_imgPeyton AdamsKelsey WhaleySumner Newscow report — The Crusader girls tennis team ended its season this past weekend in Topeka with the Class 4A State tournament at Kossover Stadium in Topeka.Wellington doubles partners Kelsey Whaley and Peyton Adams made their second trip to the state tournament and didn’t have the outcome they were hoping for going 1-2 on Saturday.In their opening match they lost to the Matthews sisters from Independence 6-1, 6-0.  “We just couldn’t shake our nerves the whole match, and the other pair had a match before they got to us because we got a bye,” said Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head girls tennis coach. “You want those byes but sometimes having a warmup match is good because you sit for another two to three hours.”The Wellington pair bounced back and beat Chapman 9-3, then in another elimination match the nerves showed up again after falling behind to Parsons.“After we tied it up at 2-2 I thought that we would be ok, but we just played nervous the whole matching knowing that we are eliminated if we lost,” Aufdengarten said.Parsons went on to win the match 9-5.Kelsey Whaley will graduate this year and ends a very good career with 95 career wins that moves her into sixth place on the all time win list, Aufdengarten said. The Wellington pair finished 24-11 this year.“I know it is not what we wanted but to even make state is a great accomplishment and these two kept our streak alive now for 10 straight years of having Wellington represented at the state tournament,” Aufdengarten said.Wellington finished 17th as a team. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Sally · 355 weeks ago congratulations girls. Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 355 weeks ago Congrats to both of these young ladies, you made Wellington Tennis proud. Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Lamar Jackson workout with Antonio Brown sets off Ravens rumors

first_imgMove over, “Antonio Brown possibly joining Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.” Hello, “Antonio Brown creating speculation of joining Lamar Jackson and the Ravens” — and quick goodbye to that rumor, too.Brown and his cousin, second-year Ravens wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, shared social media on Wednesday of their time working out on a practice field with Jackson, the NFL’s reigning MVP. That was on the heels of the Browns hitting the gym with former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson on Tuesday. The Bucs, the Ravens and all other teams that aren’t the Steelers, Raiders and Patriots can enjoy only dreaming about what Brown once was, given there’s no timetable on when he might be cleared by the NFL to show what he still can be. Time also is working against Brown, as he turns 33 in July.The Ravens have Marquise Brown, tight end Mark Andrews, Miles Boykin and Willie Snead as their top Year 3 targets for Jackson. There’s room to improve at wide receiver, but not with a high investment in either a veteran or draft pick.Chalk up Antonio Brown’s viral time with Jackson as a way to spend extended time with Marquise — not a means to a Hollywood ending of a tumultuous year. We Activated 🔋 pic.twitter.com/MtnGXKcPwv— Hollywood Brown (@Primetime_jet) April 1, 2020Pepe, @ab84 & @Primetime_jet ®️ pic.twitter.com/1tGv7l5OZq— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 31, 2020MORE: Why a Tom Brady-Antonio Brown reunion with Buccaneers seems unlikelyAntonio and Marquise have ties to Hollywood, Fla., as Miami-area natives — thus the latter’s nickname. Jackson hails from nearby Boynton Beach. Although the three Floridians didn’t follow coronavirus-related social distancing guidelines with their group hug, there sure was plenty of distance between Jackson and Antonio when they connected on a deep ball during a well-executed vertical route.Here’s what Lamar Jackson throwing a pass to Antonio Brown during an offseason workout looks like. pic.twitter.com/v6DYhhBn5w— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) April 1, 2020This “what if” big-play display is sure to falsely fuel “Antonio Brown to Ravens” talk. Brown to the Bucs was never really a thing, created simply by the fact Brady shared some desire to play with Brown at some point again.last_img read more

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