Cove Point LNG (Image courtesy of Dominion Energy)US LNG operator Dominion Energy is to shut down its Cove Point liquefied natural gas export terminal in Maryland for planned maintenance this week.“The outage is scheduled to last about three weeks, contingent on weather and other conditions, and will consist of maintenance activities and inspections of equipment and systems involved in the production of liquefied natural gas,” Dominion said in a statement.Work will be done during two 12-hour shifts each day and will involve about 600 contractor personnel, the statement said.To remind, the Cove Point facility began producing LNG in March. The facility shipped its first commercial cargo of the fuel in April.The $4 billion Cove Point facility has a nameplate capacity of 5.25 mtpa. It became the second US shale gas-fed LNG export facility following Cheniere Energy’s startup at Sabine Pass in Louisiana more than two years ago.The LNG export facility produces the chilled fuel for ST Cove Point, the joint venture of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Tokyo Gas, and for India’s GAIL under 20-year contracts. LNG World News Staff
The first game of the qualifying round between Victoria and Željezničar in Plzen will be held on 16 July at 17:30, and not at 17:00, as it was initially agreed.Members of both teams agreed to change the time of the match due to television coverage.The director of Željezničar Dželaludin Muharemović emphasized the excellent cooperation between the leagues of BiH and the Czech Republic, announced Željezničar.(Source: Fena)
The Turkish Fotomac recently published that the officials of Besiktas intend on filling the space in the midfield by engaging Muhamed Besic.By the end of the transfer window, Besiktas must compensate the departures of Veli Kavlak and Tolgay Arslan. Besic, however, is not interested in leaving the Premiership.HITC stated that Muhamed enjoys playing for Everton, actually that he has had an excellent cooperation with Robert Martinez since the beginning.“Besic is happy in Everton and he has no intention of leaving the club“, HITC stated.In a short period of time, Muhamed Besic gained sympathies of the fans from Goodison Park. He arrived in Everton from Ferencvaros, after excellent performances at the World Championships in Brazil.(Source: klix.ba)
Facebook86Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeRazor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a two-day opening beginning March 16.State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.“Last weekend, we had a great turnout for the dig at Mocrocks,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW. “We’ll have more beaches open for this upcoming dig and expect to draw some crowds, especially with the Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival on Saturday.”With daylight savings coming up, Ayres noted the best digging will take place before sunset each night of the opening. Typically, Ayres encourages people to dig an hour or two before low tide for optimal results. Digging is not allowed at any beach before noon.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:March 16, Friday, 7:03 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Copalis, MocrocksMarch 17, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksUnder state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website and from license vendors around the state.Another dig is tentatively scheduled on various ocean beaches April 19-22. State shellfish managers typically announce whether a dig will go forward about a week before the opening. For updates on upcoming digs, see WDFW’s website.
It’s a good thing the Nelson Leafs like playing at the NDCC Arena.If not this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season season would be off to a disastrous start as Nelson plays nine of its first 11 games in the Heritage City.The home stretch continues as the Leafs play host to Murdoch rivals Castlegar, Friday, and Spokane, Saturday in the first two games of a three-game set.However, these games are extra special for the Leafs as its Parent Weekend.“(Parent Weekend) is a great tradition in junior hockey,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.“It looks like (Leaf executive) has really thought this weekend out well and this should be a great opportunity for the parents to get here and see the kids, which I feel is just fantastic.”Nelson enters the weekend with a slim two-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks and three ahead of Saturday’s opponent, Spokane Braves.Sunday, Nelson completes the home-and-home series against Castlegar with an afternoon game in the Sunflower City. Rayce Miller continues to lead the Leafs in scoring with 10 points, one in front of surprising offensive defenceman Patrick Croome. Miller also leads the Leafs in goals scored with five.The Western Hockey League Prince Albert Raiders have been kind to the Leafs as the Tier I Junior A club has sent two prospects to sharpen their skills with in the KIJHL.Cody Paivarinta was the first to get send to Nelson.Earlier this weekend, GM Bruno Campese re-assigned 16-year-old left winger Dylan Williamson to Nelson.Williamson is in Nelson but paperwork has slowed the process for the Calgary native to play with the Leafs.Allowing four goals last weekend moved Nelson netminder Brett Soles up the goalie leader board and into third spot.Soles, who came to Nelson from the Saskatchewan Junior League, has a .921 save percentage and a 2.11 goals against average.Alex Kong of Summerland leads the goalies with a 1.71 GAA.After Saturday’s tilt, Nelson plays five straight games, including Sunday in Castlegar, on the road.Saturday at the Leafs game is set aside for Bra’s in the Barn night.
A walk-on quarterback recently added to LSU’s roster is probably the most-appropriately named player in the history of the program. Meet Tiger Scheyd, a 6-foot, 179-pound redshirt freshman QB who became a member of Les Miles’ program this spring. Scheyd is surely deserving of his spot on the roster, but even if he’s not, his first name alone is reason enough to become a member of the Tigers. Momma we made it! pic.twitter.com/5qDcCtmPgy— Tiger Scheyd (@TigerScheyd) February 19, 2015Scheyd is from Miramar Beach, Fla.. He played his high school football at Fort Walton Beach. LSU opens its season Sept. 5 against McNeese State.
Dr. Tufton, who was delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Wellness Day Symposium, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 14, said it should be a part of the duties of human resource (HR) managers to lead and encourage physical activities among the workforce. Story Highlights Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity.Dr. Tufton, who was delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Wellness Day Symposium, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 14, said it should be a part of the duties of human resource (HR) managers to lead and encourage physical activities among the workforce.“Creative HR managers can decide that they are going to provide some options, such as once a year you do a hike up to the Blue Mountains,” he said, adding that this allows for work teams to get together and promotes good relationships at the workplace.The Minister emphasised that in doing physical activities, workers will maintain good health and develop a good habit.Dr. Tufton said that with most of the preventable illnesses causing persons to be away from work, a deliberate approach should be taken for wellness to be on top of the list of priorities at workplaces.He told the audience that the Ministry will assist entities to develop their wellness programmes, and encouraged them to begin small with exercise competitions.The Minister also used the occasion to launch the Workplace Nutrition Challenge, to run from October 2018 to June 2019, under the theme ‘Jamaica Moves Towards Healthy Eating’, which will incentivise workplaces through the adoption of healthier food options.Caribbean Wellness Day was inaugurated in 2008 as an event to increase awareness about non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region, and to mobilise and strengthen public, private, and civil society partnerships to combat the illnesses. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity.
New Delhi: As the 2019 fiscal nears its end, the Finance Ministry’s fiscal managers say the revised deficit target of 3.4 per cent is under control even as the government is braving to bear shortfalls in both direct and indirect taxes by lowering ‘non essential’ expenditures. Sources in the Ministry said that any shortfall in revenues is being met by cutting non-essential expenditure, suggesting that despite the forthcoming elections, the government will not slip on its fiscal commitment. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFor the fiscal, the disinvestment proceeds exceeded the target at Rs 85,000 crore with successful completion of IPOs, share buybacks, offer for sale as well as ETFs. The final tax figures, both direct and indirect, are yet to come. “The fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cent of GDP will be met… Any additional outgo on account of subsidies, be it food, oil or fertiliser and extra payout, will be met through budgetary resources and there may be some pushover to the next fiscal but these are not major,” the sources said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe yields on the benchmark 10-year bond is still tracking at 7.4 per cent, indicating the market also sees fiscal control. The sources added that the Finance Ministry had asked the financial advisors of various ministries to stick to their budgeted expenditures estimates and not seek any additional allocation. Subsequently, North Block had advised a cut in non-essential non-plan expenditure for all ministries and departments. The government may just meet the revised fiscal deficit target set at 3.4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the current financial year (FY2018-19), they said. “There may be a shortfall of about Rs 40,000 crore in indirect tax collections, mainly on account of GST, while direct tax collection may also fall short by around Rs 70,000 crore,” a source said. The government’s mop-up target for direct tax collection during the current fiscal as per the revised estimate is pegged at Rs 12 lakh crore. On the other hand, the indirect tax collection target for the current fiscal was revised to Rs 11.47 lakh crore from Rs 13.71 lakh crore budgeted initially. “Fiscal deficit target would be met as a shortfall in indirect tax collection would be compensated by lower government expenditure,” said Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, who is also the Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs. The budgeted fiscal deficit target was 3.3 per cent of GDP at the beginning of 2018-19 and was later revised to 3.4 per cent of GDP while preparing the interim budget, mainly because of an expectation of higher payout on basis of the direct income scheme for farmers. The fiscal deficit at the end of January stood at Rs 7.7 lakh crore, or 121 per cent of the revised estimate of Rs 6.3 lakh crore as total expenditure overshot revenue receipts, according to from the comptroller general of accounts. In the H2 of current fiscal, the government had cut borrowings by Rs 70,000 crore.
NEW DELHI: Sumitra Mahajan, the outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker, is the latest BJP veteran to declare that she will not contest the national election starting next week. Making her resentment clear in a letter released by her office, the senior parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh said she had “freed her party” from a difficult choice.While announcing candidates for Madhya Pradesh, the BJP had held off on naming anyone for Indore, which had left its long-time representative Sumitra Mahajan in uncertainty for weeks. “There were speculations, and so I decided to end them and free the party to make its choice. I will not contest the Lok Sabha elections,” she said. Mahajan, however, maintained that she would continue to work for the party and campaign for it. “The party (BJP) had not been able to name a candidate (from Indore Lok Sabha seat) for so many days, and there were speculations if someone over 75 years of age will be fielded. So I decided to end all this,” she said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah had in an interview to The Week magazine on Thursday stated that it was his party’s decision not to give Lok Sabha poll tickets to those above 75 years of age, leading to veteran leaders like L K Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi being unceremoniously dropped. Though he had not named Mahajan, the outgoing Lok Sabha speaker also falls in the same age bracket. Mahajan was first elected to the Lok Sabha from Indore in 1989 and has won all the seven consecutive elections. She was a minister of state in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, holding portfolios of human resources development, telecom and petroleum between 1999 and 2004. When the BJP swept to power again in 2014, she was named the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Mahajan also issued a short press statement questioning why the party has not been able to name a candidate till now. “Possibly the party is hesitating to take a decision. I had discussed this issue with senior party leaders and left it to them to take an appropriate decision,” she said, adding, “It seems they still have some doubts in their mind. So I declare that I do not wish to contest the Lok Sabha elections.” The party, she said, can now make its decision without any hesitation. Stating that she had received immense love and support from people of Indore, she hoped the BJP would quickly make up its mind for its candidate from Indore and end this uncertainty.