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Top news of the week June 4-9

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Chevron)Golar: Cameroon FLNG starts full commercial opsGolar said on Monday that its FLNG Hilli Episeyo located offshore Kribi in Cameroon has started full commercial operations.LNG Limited welcomes new investor, raises $21.4m through share placementLNG Limited, the Australian company developing two LNG export projects in North America, has raised A$28.2 million ($21.4m) through a share placement agreement with the Hong Kong-listed investment holding company IDG Energy Investment Group.SK E&S plans to build $1.7 billion LNG infrastructure in PhilippinesSouth Korea’s SK E&S, part of conglomerate SK Group, said it signed a letter of intent on Tuesday with the Department of Energy of the Philippines to propose the construction of LNG infrastructure worth $1.7 billion in the archipelagic country.Keppel O&M to build LNG bunkering vessel for FueLNGKeppel Offshore & Marine through its unit, Keppel Singmarine, has secured an S$50 million ($37.5 million) contract from FueLNG to build South East Asia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel.Chevron completes modifications on 2nd Gorgon LNG trainUS-based energy giant Chevron said it has completed planned modifications on the second production unit at its Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Iwobi lures Bournemouth midfielder to Super Eagles

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Bournemouth’s Danish midfielder, Philip Billing, has revealed how he was asked about representing Nigeria by Everton star Alex Iwobi.Billing, who is of Nigerian descent, has represented Denmark at under-19 and under-21 level but has yet to win a senior cap for the nation.He told BT: “It wasn’t until when we (Cherries) were going to play against Everton a couple of weeks ago when Alex Iwobi asked if I might be interested in coming and playing for Nigeria.“He said the coach had asked me. It was the first time I heard anything concrete myself.“It’s a pat on the back that another country would like you to play for them. I just take that as a shrug and proof that you are doing well.“It would feel strange to have to play for Nigeria, even though my father is from there.“I am half Nigerian and I feel that way too but I was born and raised in Denmark. My mother is Danish and my sister is Danish, so it would feel strange to have to play for Nigeria.”Tags: EvertonPhilip Billinglast_img read more

“Forever chemicals” were found in the drinking water in Miami, other major US cities

first_imgNew tests show that potentially toxic chemicals are in the drinking water supplies of several major US cities, including Miami, New Orleans and Washington, DC,.The Environmental Working Group reported that PFAS, which are manmade chemicals, are referred to as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down once they’re in the environment.They’re found now in nonstick products, paints, cleaning products and food packaging. The forever chemicals can harm the liver, kidney, and can lead to cancer and reproductive and developmental issues.The group tested 44 sites in 31 states and Washington. The Environmental Working Group said that the only area with clean drinking water is Meridian, Mississippi, which gets its water from a 600-foot-deep well. The areas with the highest levels of chemicals are Brunswick County, North Carolina, and Quad Cities, Iowa,last_img read more

FIFA kicks off U-17 Women’s WC India inspection in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: An eight-member FIFA delegation led by Oliver Vogt is visiting India from November 26 to December 1 for an official FIFA inspection to evaluate the progress and preparations for the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup India 2020.Ahead of the inspection, Project Lead of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020, Vogt addressed the media in Kolkata and said: “We are very happy to be in India to start the inspection. It is great to be here, and we are looking forward to seeing how things are shaping up. We saw the potential of football in India in 2017 with the men’s edition, and understand how big a success it was here in Kolkata.”We are confident that every stakeholder will work hard to ensure the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 is a success and that the tournament also makes its mark in the history of women’s football. In this visit, besides the infrastructure of the stadium and training sites, we are interested to see the plans that the different venues have for the further development of women’s football in the country”.”It is great to be back at this iconic stadium, which put its name in history in 2017. The active involvement of the Hon’ble CM and the Government of West Bengal was crucial in the success in 2017. Given this is a women’s tournament, and Hon’ble CM’s enthusiasm towards empowerment of women, we’re confident of similar support for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup as well. That will be key in creating the same experience for the fans and the teams in Kolkata,” added Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee, Roma Khanna. IANSAlso Read: FIFA delegation to be in Guwahati for infrastructure inspection for U-17 Women’s World CupAlso Watch: Leopard enters house in Assam-Meghalaya Border, sparks panic among publiclast_img read more

Vine scores in Southend reserve game

first_imgRowan Vine scored the only goal of the game in an appearance for Southend’s reserves against Oxford on Tuesday afternoon.Vine, who has been out of the picture at QPR for some time, was given permission to play for the Essex club’s second string ahead of a possible move to Roots Hall.Rangers manager Mark Hughes is hoping a number of other players who are not in his 25-man squad will go elsewhere before the end of the season.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chase for the title

first_imgIt’s almost become a familiar story.For the 21st consecutive season, the No. 1 USC women’s volleyball team will be playing in the NCAA tournament.Now, however, the team hopes to capture its first national title since 2003.The Women of Troy (25-4, 20-2) finished the season winning 20 of their last 21 matches, but drew the No. 7 seed in the tournament and will host the Yale Bulldogs (18-6, 12-2), who were Ivy League champions.Falling in place · Despite the ineligibility of outside hitter Falyn Fonoimoana, senior setter Kendall Bateman (right) and the Women of Troy have amassed 25 wins and a No. 1 ranking. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanUSC’s core of seniors — outside hitter Alex Jupiter, setter Kendall Bateman and middle blocker Lauren Williams — was a key reason for USC’s success.Last week, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott announced a bevy of awards in which many of USC’s players were recognized: Jupiter won Pac-12 Player of the Year and earned All-Pac-12 honors, and the native of France became just the third player in USC history to earn conference player of the year honors.Jupiter continues to be a lethal force on the offensive end, finishing third in the Pac-12 averaging four kills per set. After capping off the regular season with a 18-kill, five-dig performance against UCLA, Jupiter ended the year as USC’s all-time leader in kills (1,822) and points (2,142).Bateman and Williams also earned All-Pac-12 Conference honors. Bateman became USC’s all-time assists leader against UCLA, and she now has 4,264 career assists. Junior outside hitter Katie Fuller earned conference honorable mention.The Women of Troy’s underclassmen also played an integral role as sophomore libero Natalie Hagglund was named Pac-12 Libero of the Year and freshman middle blocker Hannah Schraer received Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention. Meanwhile, USC coach Mick Haley was nominated Pac-12 Coach of the Year for guiding the team to its 11th straight postseason appearance under his watch.Yale, making its third NCAA appearance in program history, is led by outside hitters Mollie Rogers and Allie Frappier, who have 536 kills and 520 digs combined.The Bulldogs finished the season winning 12 of their last 14 matches and won their second straight Ivy League title, making it their third in four years.“They have five girls from San Diego so that makes for a very interesting situation,” Haley said.  “Yale is very worthy to be in the tournament and we need to be ready to play against them on Friday.”If the Women of Troy advance past Yale, they will host the winner of Tulsa-Oklahoma in the second round.Tulsa, the reigning Conference USA champions, finished the year 27-6, winning 14 of its last 15 matches. The Golden Hurricanes compiled an 18-2 record under coach Steven McRoberts, who is in his first year at the helm. Tulsa is led by outside hitter Tyler Henderson with 553 kills, ranking seventh nationally, and 582.5 points. Outside hitter Diana Silva notched 336 kills and 359 digs on the year.The Sooners played the Women of Troy in the 2009 NCAA tournament, as USC swept Oklahoma in its first-round matchup.Oklahoma relies on senior Suzy Boulavsky, who leads the Sooners with 397 kills and 93 blocks. Senior setter Brianne Barker, who has 125 kills and 1,186 assists this season.Despite high hopes and expectations from an experienced group of players, the Women of Troy are keeping an even-keeled approach, and not overlooking any opponent.First serve is at 7 p.m. at Galen Center.last_img read more

Disturbing Video: Black Jogger Gunned Down in Georgia

first_img25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, an African American man in Georgia, was shot and killed by two white men who thought he was a criminal, he was not. He was simply jogging down the road in broad daylight on a Sunday afternoon in February.The video of #AhmaudArbery sickens me to my core.Exercising while Black shouldn’t be a death sentence.https://t.co/GV7GFju7tr— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 5, 2020 Elements of the disturbing video are consistent with a description of the shooting given to police by one of those involved in the incident.Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was jogging in a neighborhood outside Brunswick on February 23 when a former police officer and his son chased him down, authorities said. According to a Glynn County Police report, Gregory McMichael later told officers that he thought Arbery looked like a person suspected in a series of recent break-ins in the area.After they chased down Arbery, McMichael told police, Arbery and McMichael’s son Travis struggled over his son’s shotgun. McMichael said two shots were fired before Arbery fell to the street, the report said.Wanda Cooper, Arbery’s mother, says that when police notified her of her son’s death, she was told her son was involved in a burglary and that there was a confrontation between her son and the homeowner and a struggle over a gun.“He was not armed,” Cooper said. She said she never worried about him jogging because she said he wasn’t bothering anyone.Defenders of the men are pointing to a shoplifting conviction in Arbery’s past.“The reference to … alleged conduct from high school or shoplifting is absurd and has nothing to do with his murder,” according to the family’s attorney. The fatal shooting of Arbery apparently recorded on video in February and posted online Tuesday by a local radio station host, will go to a grand jury in coastal Georgia, according to a district attorney.These are the two murderers of #AhmaudArbery. They are STILL walking free. Their names are Gregory and Travis McMichael. pic.twitter.com/TyC6HCJv7a— zellie (@zellieimani) May 6, 2020last_img read more

Thurston County Historic Commission Awards 2013 Preservation Grants

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston CountyOLYMPIA – Historic preservation programs in Thurston County have been given a boost, thanks to grants authorized today by the Board of County Commissioners. Funding for the grants comes under an enactment from the 2005 legislature that sets aside $1 from each $5 historic document recording fee collected by the county auditor. The grant program is managed by the Thurston County Historic Commission who reviews and recommends funding in compliance with guidelines establishedby the Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners approved the six top-ranked grant applications, as recommended by the Historic Commission. Commissioners also approved an additional grant which will fund the bathroom addition to the historic Triad Theater in Yelm.The Thurston County Historic Commission received and ranked eleven applications.  Seven grant applications were awarded grant funding for 2013 as listed below –● Olympia Downtown Association – Olympia Heritage Corridor, Phase II – install interpretive signage along street corridors in Olympia.  $4,200● Bigelow House Preservation Association – Bigelow House – design and produce a historic marker at the Bigelow House. $5,000● Tumwater Historical Association – Acquisition of additional equipment for presentations interpreting Thurston County history. $5000● Gate Community Club – Gate School – painting and restoration of the exterior of the historic Gate School.  $5,000● WA State Historical Society – Folk Arts of Thurston County – 2013 traveling panel exhibit “Working with Tradition: Folk Artists of Washington State”.  $5,000● Olympia Film Society – Capitol Theater – preserve and protect stained glass muses and iron ports on the Capitol Theater. $5,000● Triad Theater – Bathroom Addition – construct a second bathroom facility in the Triad Theater.  $4,975last_img read more


first_imgMASSIVE 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $1,017,841 INTO FRIDAY; FIRST POST FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (June 2, 2019)–For the 26th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Sunday, creating a huge Jackpot carryover of $1,017,841 into Friday at The Great Race Place.With $266,281 in “new” money bet, today’s total Rainbow Six pool reached $1,223,156, helping to create a payout of $52.74 on 2,697 consolation tickets with six winners each.Santa Anita will offer simulcast wagering on Wednesday and Thursday in the Grandstand Paddock Room, beginning at 10 a.m. General Parking and General Admission are free.On Friday, the track offers two dollars beers and six dollar Specialty Cocktails, sponsored by Woodford Reserve. Free Club House and General Admission are also offered each Friday.With an eight-race card on tap, approximate post time for the third race, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2 p.m. PT.First post time on Friday is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Pacific Games Council president visits Tonga

first_imgDuring his visit, president Lakhan attended a meeting of the Tonga 2019 Audit & Governance Authority, chaired by the Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, where once again the Tongan Government expressed its full support for hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.   President Lakhan also received extensive briefings from the staff of the Tongan Pacific Games Organising Committee (TPGOC) on the development of the sports and marketing programs and the general organisational planning for the 2019 Pacific Games. He also met with the full executive committee of TPGOC, chaired by Lord Fred Sevele. Lakhan also met with the full executive committee of the host Pacific Games Association for the 2019 Pacific Games, the Tongan Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (TASA) to impress upon them the need to develop their athletes and officials over the next three years to deliver a strong Team Tonga at the Games.  He also met separately with leaders of the Tongan National Federations; whose sports are on the 2019 Pacific Games program, and who will have responsibility for conducting Games competitions with technical officials and sports volunteers. During the visit, Lakhan also undertook a comprehensive tour of the proposed Games venues at the grounds of Tonga High School, the Nuku’alofa waterfront and the Teufaiva Stadium.   In summarising his visit, Lakhan said: “The Pacific Games Council is pleased that the Prime Minister is now involved in overseeing the Tongan Government’s commitment to hosting the 2019 Pacific Games and providing the necessary facilities and funding support to stage a successful Games. “Progress was evident in the development of the Games master plan.  Last year, my executive board endorsed the BECA master plan, and I support some of the modifications to this master plan that were presented to the Audit & Governance Authority meeting this week by Tongan Government representatives, particularly the additional playing field and warm-up facility at the Police Training compound adjacent to the Teufaiva Stadium.  “I recommend that the original master plan for tennis and lawn bowls facilities at the nearby Tonga High School be retained.  “These actions will maintain the commitment to the ‘Walking Games’ concept, where the majority of the Games venues are located in the main population centre of Nuku’alofa and within walking distance of its schools which will house the Games athletes. “This is the key to ensuring that after the Games, the venues are easily accessible to the future youth of Tonga, leaving positive legacies which justify the investment in the 2019 Pacific Games.“I am pleased to note the progress in seeking donor Government support for delivering on the Games master plan, specifically: •The Chinese Government’s agreement to develop sports facilities at the grounds of Tonga High School; •The Papua New Guinea Government’s intention to redevelop Teufaiva Stadium; •The funding being offered by the governments of New Zealand and Australia towards venues development; and •The funding being offered by the Japanese Government for the provision of sports equipment. “With each of these donor Government agreements, I now urge the Tongan Government to move ahead swiftly to secure binding contracts so that the design and construction program can commence, and then venues can be delivered before 2019. “I am very pleased with the work of the TPGOC under the leadership of Lord Sevele in being proactive in the many different areas of planning and organisation of the Games, including providing input into the master plan.  “Representatives of TPGOC and TASA will attend the General Assembly of the Pacific Games Council in Port Vila next month and will be able to brief our membership directly on all of these plans. “The PGC will maintain its close working relationship with all of the Tonga stakeholders to deliver a successful and affordable 2019 Pacific Games.”last_img read more