The LNG supply to the JV and Shanghai gas distribution business will be sourced from global LNG portfolio of Total Total partners with Shenergy Group to jointly market LNG in China. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay) Total and Shenergy Group, the leading energy player in Shanghai, have signed binding agreements for the supply of up to 1.4 million tons per annum of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Total, as well as the creation of a joint venture to expand LNG marketing in China.The joint venture (Total 49%, Shenergy Group 51%) will sell LNG, supplied by Total, to customers in Shanghai and throughout the neighboring Yangtze River Delta regions, one of the main LNG markets in China. Additionally, Total will supply LNG to Shanghai Gas, the natural gas subsidiary of Shenergy Group, for its distribution business.“This deal with Shenergy Group is a great opportunity to partner with an experienced Gas & LNG player with strong ambitions, as well as a unique entry point into the downstream LNG market in China. This partnership is in line with our strategy to grow along the entire gas value chain,” said Stéphane Michel, President Gas, Renewables & Power at Total. “LNG is playing a key role in meeting the growing demand for natural gas, especially in China where we are pleased to contribute to the diversification of the energy mix.”“The Shenergy Group is very pleased to sign this partnership agreement with Total, which secures a long-term, reliable supply of LNG for the Yangtze River Delta. The Joint Venture with Total will develop the LNG downstream market and support the objective of Shenergy Group to improve the air quality and reduce emissions in the region,” said Mr. Wang Zhehong, Vice President of Shenergy Group and Chairman of Shanghai Gas.The LNG supply to the JV and Shanghai gas distribution business will be sourced from global LNG portfolio of Total through a long-term LNG Sale and Purchase agreement ramping up to 1.4 million tons per annum for a term of twenty years. It will be delivered to Shenergy’s Chinese LNG terminals. Source: Company Press Release
Back to overview,Home naval-today Ireland: LE Aisling Detains Spanish Registered Fishing Vessel View post tag: Detains View post tag: Registered View post tag: Spanish View post tag: Aisling The Naval Service Vessel LE Aisling has detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 25 nautical miles off the coast of Mizen Head, Cork yesterday afternoon.The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of technical fishing regulations.The vessel was escorted by the LE Aisling to Castletownbere and arrived alongside at 9pm last night, when it was handed over to the Gardai.The Naval Service have carried out 772 boardings, issued 30 warnings and detained 9 vessels so far in 2012 and carried out 1,313 boardings and 9 detentions of vessels off the Irish Coast in 2011.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 4, 2012; Image: Defence Forces Ireland Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: LE View post tag: vessel July 4, 2012 View post tag: Ireland View post tag: fishing Ireland: LE Aisling Detains Spanish Registered Fishing Vessel
View post tag: Navy View post tag: Operations Equipment & technology View post tag: USVs Share this article View post tag: develop July 6, 2012 View post tag: Intended View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Thales UK to Develop USVs Intended for Off-Board MCM Operations View post tag: Off-Board View post tag: Thales View post tag: MCM View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UK Thales UK to Develop USVs Intended for Off-Board MCM Operations Thales UK has signed a contract with Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd (ASV Ltd) to develop a re-configurable Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to meet the challenges of future off-board Mine Countermeasures (MCM) operations.The vessel has been jointly designed to meet a number of key requirements and drivers:• Deployable from military platforms, craft of opportunity and from shore/harbour• Air transportable• Payload flexibility for all MCM systems – unmanned underwater vehicles, towed sonar, disposal systems, minesweeping• Stable platform with excellent slow speed and towing capabilities• Highly reliable & cost effectiveThe low signature USV, which is 11.5m in length and 3.6m in beam, will have a maximum speed of around 25 knots.The vehicle is now under construction and will be undergoing acceptance trials later this year. A series of payload trials will be conducted from early 2013 onwards, drawing on experience gained in previous off-board system programmes.ASV Ltd is a UK company and part of Global Fusion, a privately owned international marine services group. Formed in 1998, ASV Ltd provides rugged, reliable and effective unmanned systems using cutting edge marine technology from its operating base near Portsmouth.Dan Hook, Managing Director at ASV, in welcoming this contract says: “We are pleased to be developing such an advanced capability with Thales UK and are confident in the system’s performance for the wide range of roles.”Phil Naybour, head of Thales UK’s naval business, says: “As the MCM capability integrator of over half the world’s in-service fleet of minehunters, Thales brings many years of experience and understanding of mine warfare operations alongside world-class sensors and systems. “As we head into an era that heralds a step change in the delivery of mine warfare, moving from dedicated MCMVs to off-board systems and sensors, Thales’s extensive capabilities in mission system integration are being brought to bear. “The Unmanned Surface Vehicle will be central to the success of these new concepts of operation in mine warfare; being able to demonstrate and de-risk both the vehicle and its potential payloads is a clear benefit to both our customers and ourselves. We welcome the news of this contract signature with ASV as it represents a critical step towards the delivery of future off-board MCM capability.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , July 6, 2012; Image: Thales
Work crews replace wastewater force mains along Bay Avenue in January 2020. By MADDY VITALEOcean City Intermediate School students, parents and faculty will have to be patient, officials urged, with road construction along Bay Avenue near the school expected for the next few weeks.The school district and the Ocean City Police Department have worked together to plan for potential detours and changes in drop-off and pickup of students. The local officials have also been in constant contact with the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority, the agency overseeing the project.The project, to replace wastewater force mains, has been steadily working its way near the school at 18th Street and Bay Avenue in recent weeks.Joshua Palombo, wastewater program manager for the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority, detailed information from a Wednesday morning planning meeting with other officials.Palombo said that on Thursday and Friday the MUA’s contractor will be working at the intersection of 18th and Bay Avenue.As a result, buses will enter the school’s Bay Avenue driveway from the south and exit from the north going back southward on Bay Avenue.“Maintaining the safety of the Ocean City School District students and faculty is the MUA’s main objective throughout this process,” Palombo said. “The MUA appreciates the understanding and patience of all involved.”A plan is in place to make sure that students and their families and faculty may enter and exit the school during construction.Starting Monday, Jan. 13, Bay Avenue will be closed to bus traffic. Buses will drop off and pick up students at the parking lot located on 18th Street and Haven Avenue.Parent pickup and drop-off will be unchanged.There will be police officers and crossing guards at 18th Street and Bay Avenue, 20th and Bay, and 18th and Haven Avenue to assist walkers and motorists.“It is anticipated that this setup will remain in place for a period of two to three weeks,” Palombo noted. “The MUA will continue to be in close contact with school and city officials throughout the duration of this project.”For Ocean City School District officials, planning for roadwork in front of the Intermediate School began with the Ocean City Police Department this past summer and has been ongoing, explained Tim Kelley, school business administrator.“The District and OCPD met numerous times to coordinate a plan that is safe for both transported and non-transported Intermediate School students,” Kelley said in an email.While work on the section of Bay Avenue near the school may take weeks, school officials are making sure all goes well.“We will closely monitor the progress of the construction crew to return things to normal as soon as we can safely do so,” Kelley said.The work in front of the Intermediate School is expected to last about three weeks.Kelley said buses will be temporarily relocated to Haven Avenue while work occurs in front of the school.“The main entrance to the Intermediate School will remain open, and families can call the school at 399-5611 if they have difficulty accessing the main entrance during the road construction,” Kelley said.Ocean City Police Lt. Brian Hopely, who is in charge of the Traffic Safety Unit, offered some advice to motorists.“We want to stress to avoid the area if you don’t need to be there. And if you are going to be there, please be patient and expect delays,” Hopely said.Anyone with issues or concerns about the project may direct their comments to the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority email at [email protected] Here is a project timeline from the MUA:
The Sir Michael Latham award was created by the Government to recognise construction firms who adopt modern methods of construction, innovative technology, collaborative working and high quality apprenticeships.Mace is a leading British construction company and is being recognised for their innovative ‘Rising Factory’ method, where a factory climbs up a building as both the structure and internal rooms are built within.The awards are independently judged by construction industry experts who called Mace’s entry an ‘ingenious development’, and one which is likely to be adopted across the industry over the next few years. This approach is estimated to make construction safer, 25% faster and to cut waste by 75%.The award is supported by the IPA, part of the Treasury, and BEIS. It was created in Sir Michael Latham’s honour as one of the first individuals to advocate for greater modernisation of the construction sector in his 1994 Constructing the Team report.This is the first time the award has been presented at the 2018 Construction News Awards, where Mace also won Best Innovation for its ‘Rising Factory’.It follows publication of the Construction Sector Deal and Transforming Infrastructure Performance programme – the Government’s long term plans to improve productivity of the sector.The Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP, speaking at the award ceremony last night said:“We are backing Britain with record investment in infrastructure so we can build a country that is fit for the future.“The construction industry must play its part by closing its £15 billion annual productivity gap.“Mace’s innovative way of building has the potential to increase safety and efficiency right across the sector.”Business and Industry Minister Richard Harrington MP, said:“Mace is championing the sort of innovation, collaboration and investment in skills that must become standard practice in the construction sector to meet the nation’s infrastructure and housing needs.“The government has made the biggest investment in construction for at least a decade through our modern Industrial Strategy and Construction Sector Deal, and together with industry we are working to create buildings that are smarter, safer and cheaper to run.”Chief Executive of Mace, Mark Reynolds said:“We are hugely honoured to receive the Sir Michael Latham Award for our work on the rising factories at N08 East Village. Sir Michael’s work had a massive impact on the construction industry, encouraging us all to push forward innovation, improve how we work and build on his legacy.“For Mace, the rising factories represent an evolution of how we can deliver buildings, and this award is a fantastic recognition of all the hard work done by our project team and supply chain to make that a reality. It’s also important to acknowledge that we can’t deliver innovation like this on our own – this award would not have been possible without the support of our clients.”
[story ThisDayInMusic.com and Ultimate Classic Rock] One of the most tragic stories in rock history has got to be the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash that took the lives of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, and both pilots of the plane, Walter McCreary and William Gray.The Jacksonville, FL-based band was well on their way into the legendary canon of the rock n’ roll halls, having cleaned up their act of boozing and fighting, at the behest of Van Zant, and turning into an absolute juggernaut of an act, both live and in the studio. With hits such as “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Simple Man,” and “Free Bird,” which features one of the most memorable guitar solos ever, and is a tribute to fallen Allman Brothers Band founding member Duane Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd was well on their way.The group just had come off an epic summer tour, and had released Street Survivors a mere three days before the shocking accident. Following a concert at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina, the band members boarded a chartered Convair CV-300 to head to a show down at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA the next night.Due to a faulty engine draining fuel at an excessive rate, the plane went down over the swamp while pilots attempted an emergency landing at local airport in Gillsburg, Mississippi. Drummer Artimus Pyle, along with two crew members, were able to escape the wreckage and seek help from a local farmer and assist other the rest of the survivors.After the accident, surviving members of the band Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Artimus Pyle officially disbanded. After a decade, they would reunite, along with guitarist Ed King, who had left the band two years before the crash. Taking over band leader Ronnie Van Zant’s role in the band would be, fittingly, his younger brother Johnny Van Zant. Lyrnyrd Skynyrd has gone through various formations since then, and still tours regularly to this day. However, the band would never be the same.Let’s take a minute to remember those that didn’t make it on that tragic day back in 1977. In honor of Skynyrd and its fallen members, watch this version of “Freebird” recorded just months before the end.
Maddie Baillio & Garrett Clayton in ‘Hairspray Live!’ (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC) Hairspray Live! was big, (at times) blonde and beautiful, but the nicest kids in town did not reach as many people as Dorothy and her friends. NBC’s latest live musical venture drew nine million viewers, the New York Times writes. This was down on The Wiz Live!’s 11.5 million viewers last year and 2014’s 9.2 million viewers for Peter Pan Live!Even with the dip in viewership, the network still came out on top on Wednesday night, securing the number one primetime spot, ahead of both Fox’s Empire and CBS’ Survivor.Of NBC’s four recent live musicals and Fox’s Emmy-winning Grease: Live, the inaugural The Sound of Music Live! still holds the top spot; the 2013 broadcast drew in 18.62 million viewers. Grease: Live earlier this year garnered more than 12 million viewers. View Comments
continue reading » CUNA seeks to update its groundbreaking study on the costs of regulatory burden this year, and will begin reaching out to credit unions in the coming weeks, CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel said Monday. CUNA’s study, conducted by Cornerstone Advisors, found that in 2014 alone, regulatory burden cost credit unions $7.2 billion.“It’s been a few years, and the data isn’t exactly stale as these things go,” Hampel said. “It would be nice to check in and see what the numbers are, to see whether the cost has gone up.”He added that the study will be conducted in the fall and result in data that is current as of 2017.CUNA released its full study in March 2016, after a number of congressional requests to show a dollar impact of regulatory burdens facing credit unions. The study found that burdens caused $6.1 billion in regulatory costs and an additional $1.1 billion in lost revenue. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
No matter how prepared you are for retirement, you can count on being blindsided by some unexpected expenses. According to a study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 40% of retirees said their retirement expenses are higher than expected.Most people worry about costs like healthcare and taxes, but here are four potential retirement expenses you may not have thought about.DivorceThe divorce rate for Americans over 65 has almost tripled since 1990, according to Pew Research Center. The divorce rate for Americans 50 and older has doubled during that time. Remarried couples are twice as likely to divorce as those who only married once.However, more long-term couples are also divorcing. Among all adults 50 and older who divorced in the past year, about one-third (34%) had been in their marriage for at least 30 years, including about one-in-10 (12%) who had been married for 40 years or more.According to AOL Finance, the average cost of a litigated divorce is around $15,000. If contested, costs can swell to $50,000 or more.Natural disastersLast year, thousands of retirees in Florida, Texas and California lost their homes or suffered significant damage due to hurricanes and wildfires. As if the traumatic events weren’t bad enough, many were stunned to learn their insurance policies didn’t cover these events, or only provided partial coverage.FraudFinancial fraud is on the rise, affecting all Americans in the form of debit and credit card breaches, hackers who obtain information from credit bureaus like Equifax, malware designed to steal financial information, email scams, phone scams and more. Annual financial fraud losses for older Americans can reach as high as $36.5 billion, according to a 2015 study cited by the CFPB.And according to an article in The New York Times, only a very small percentage of incidents are reported. One CFPB study out of New York State said that for every case of financial fraud that gets reported to law enforcement, adult protective services or a similar agency, 43 cases go unreported.Another housing crisisIf profits from the sale of your home are an important part of your retirement savings, your plans could be derailed by another housing market crash. In 2008, for example, home values sank 18% in just one year. If the housing market is strong and you’re preparing to retire in a few years, it may be smart to sell your home early and downsize to your retirement home to maximize the value of that asset. 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for CUInsight.com, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details
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