Norway approves onshore power usage for Sleipner, Edvard Grieg fields

first_img Power from shore to the Utsira High and the Sleipner field centre and Edvard Grieg platform. (Credit: Equinor ASA) The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has given its consent for the Sleipner field centre and the Edvard Grieg platform in the North Sea to be powered from shore by the Utsira High area power grid.Both the Sleipner and Edvard Grieg platforms will use the power-from-shore solution that is in place for the Johan Sverdrup project, located in the Utsira High area in the North Sea.The Norwegian ministry has approved the revised plan for development and operation (PDO) for partial electrification of the Sleipner field centre by operator Equinor and its partners in June 2020.The partial electrification for the field is being taken up with an investment of around NOK850m ($100m).For this, the Sleipner field centre will be tied to the Utsira High area solution. A 28km long power cable will be laid from Sleipner to the Gina Krog platform, which in turn will be connected via a 62km long high voltage cable to the Johan Sverdrup field centre.The partial electrification will help Sleipner to offset over 150,000 tonnes of CO₂ per annum, said Equinor. The Sleipner field centre is slated to be tied in to the Utsira High area solution by the end of next year.Existing gas turbines will also be used if the power requirement at the Sleipner field centre is not fully met by the Utsira High area solution.Equinor technology, projects, and drilling executive vice president Arne Sigve Nylund said: “Partial electrification of the Sleipner field centre will contribute to major cuts in emissions from our activities and provide significant assignments for the supplier industry in a demanding time.“As the authorities have approved the PDO, we can keep developing the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) towards the goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2050.”On the other hand, the Lundin Energy-operated Edvard Grieg field by using the power from shore solution will offset nearly 3.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over the field’s lifetime.Lundin Energy said that the hook-up will be carried out when the area solution for the Utsira High fields is ready for operation. This will take place in connection with the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development, said the company.Apart from the Edvard Grieg field, the solution will also supply power to the Gina Krog and the Ivar Aasen fields.Lundin Energy Norway managing director Kristin Færøvik said: “Electrification of Edvard Grieg and Johan Sverdrup makes us as a company, and the Norwegian shelf, extremely competitive in the energy transition, but also makes us large-scale consumers of electricity.” Sleipner will be partially electrified from shore to offset over 150,000 tonnes of CO₂ per annumlast_img read more

New map can show Hoosiers needing food where to find pantries

first_img By 95.3 MNC – March 29, 2020 0 253 New map can show Hoosiers needing food where to find pantries Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/State of Indiana/FSSA) The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the state’s  food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, has developed a statewide, interactive map that will help Hoosiers seeking food assistance find what they need. The map is online, and will be prominently featured at www.fssa.in.gov. The map can be used on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices.“Many Hoosiers’ situations have changed as a result of our state’s important and necessary response to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H., FSSA Secretary. “We know there is a significant need for families – many of whom have never needed assistance before. We hope this tool helps them locate resources to meet their food and nutrition needs during this crisis and in the future.”There are two types of organizations shown on the map: food pantries and meal sites. Food pantries are locations where Hoosiers can pick up groceries to prepare and use at their homes. Meal sites serve packed meals, ready to take home and eat.Last week, FSSA encouraged food pantries to stay open to keep serving Hoosiers and issued a call for volunteers under age 60 who are able to serve. FSSA is actively working with food pantries, food banks and community kitchens across the state to track which are open and is updating the map accordingly. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleMessage for Elkhart County businesses who want to donate health suppliesNext articleElkhart County COVID-19 Information Line now operational 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Pinterest Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Police: Woman caught with cell phone while driving tries to flee traffic stop

first_img (“Police car lights” by Scott Davidson, Attribution 2.0 Generic) A woman in LaPorte has been arrested for trying to run away from sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop twice.Sheila Kinney was pulled over when a deputy spotted her holding her cell phone while she was driving, which is now illegal under a new state law.The deputy says when he was trying to cite her for the violation, she took off down the 1st street in LaPorte and then stopped.As he tried to talk to her again after that, she sped away again and eventually stopped a second time.Other deputies arrived and they got Kinney out of the car and she refused to do so willingly and arrested her for resisting law enforcement. Police: Woman caught with cell phone while driving tries to flee traffic stop WhatsApp WhatsApp By Network Indiana – August 27, 2020 3 287 Google+ Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleTroy Michigan man killed after pick-up collides with semi on toll roadNext articleThree pipe bombs discovered in Berrien County, bomb squad investigating Network Indianalast_img read more

Looking Back On Phish’s Best Shows At Hartford’s XFINITY Theatre

first_imgPhish are returning to an old favorite tonight, as they will play Hartford’s XFINITY Theatre after a 252 show gap. Formerly known as Meadows Music Theatre and The Comcast Theatre, the venue is right in the middle of Phish’s home turf, holds 30,000 people (with a 22,500 person lawn!) and has seen some classic performances from Phish over the years. While the band gears up for tonight’s show, let’s go back in time and look at some of the best shows they’ve played at this classic New England amphitheatre.June 30th, 2000 – Meadows Music TheatreTheir first show at the venue, Phish showed up in a particularly playful mood, which was evident from their first-set-opening “Ha Ha Ha.” They followed that up with, “AC/DC Bag,” which flowed into a raging “Tweezer” that then bounced its way into “Runaway Jim.” A rare first set “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley” came next, which wound its way into bluegrass standard “Ginseng Sullivan” before landing on “Guyute.” Up next was “Golgi Apparatus,” which segued into another first-set-rarity in “Tweezer Reprise,” which was surprisingly followed by an uproarious, set-closing “Possum.”The segues continued in set two, as Phish opened up with “Halley’s Comet” into “The Mango Song” into “Twist.” Following a short “The Inlaw Josie Wales,” “Back On The Train” started, which eventually morphed into “Makisupa Policeman,” complete with the key phrase “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Big Fat Doob.” The show ended with a trio of songs in “Farmhouse,” “Sleeping Monkey,” and “David Bowie,” before encoring with “Cavern.” What a show.See below for full setlist details and audio of “The Mango Song” from 6/30/2000.Listen to audio from “The Mango Song” from Meadows Music Theatre below, courtesy of YouTube user dgmaffi.Setlist – Meadows Music Theatre 6/30/2000Set 1: Ha Ha Ha, AC/DC Bag > Tweezer > Runaway Jim, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Ginseng Sullivan > Guyute, Golgi Apparatus > Tweezer Reprise > PossumSet 2: Halley’s Comet > The Mango Song > Twist, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Back on the Train > Makisupa Policeman, Farmhouse > Sleeping Monkey > David BowieEncore: CavernAugust 14th, 2009 – The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CTIn 2009, Phish came back with all their cylinders firing. With their stop in Hartford coming in August, this show came near the tail end of their first summer tour after reuniting early that year. It was certainly a celebratory summer, and Phish’s return to venue, which was then known as The Comcast Theatre, was one of the grandest celebrations of them all. In what was an instant-classic 3.0 show, Phish opened with the always-exciting “Punch You In The Eye,” followed by “AC/DC Bag” into “NICU.” The real surprises began with the next song, as Phish busted out “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent” -> “Fly Famous Mockingbird” for the first time in the 3.0 era. The mere mention of “Icculus” during “Forbin’s” set the crowd on fire, and set the table for what was to come in the second set.Set two was ridiculous, and set the standard for high-energy crowds in the 3.0 era. After opening with a “Down With Disease” that contained a “Reba” jam, the band segued into a raucous “Wilson,” the found itself blissfully landing on “Slave to the Traffic Light.” “Piper” was next, which flowed gracefully into “Water in the Sky,” and then the real prize of the night arrived. The band closed the show with a ridiculous segment in “Ghost” -> “Psycho Killer” -> “Catapult” -> “Icculus” -> “You Enjoy Myself.” The Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” hadn’t been played in 282 shows, and “Icculus” hadn’t been performed in. 193 shows. The crazy “Icculus” focused on how people don’t read anymore, and encouraging the “kids” to put down their iPhones and read THE book.Also of note, Phish encored with The Beatles‘ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which they also encored with at their previous concert at the venue on 7/1/2000.Watch an HD video of “Catapult” -> “Icculus” from The Comcast Theatre below, courtesy of YouTube user notmkdevoSetlist – The Comcast Theatre 08/14/2009Set 1: Punch You In the Eye, AC/DC Bag > NICU, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Birds of a Feather, Lawn Boy, Stash, I Didn’t Know, Middle of the Road, Character ZeroSet 2: Down with Disease > Wilson > Slave to the Traffic Light, Piper > Water in the Sky, Ghost -> Psycho Killer -> Catapult -> Icculus > You Enjoy MyselfEncore: While My Guitar Gently WeepsJune 18th, 2010 – The Comcast TheatreThe last time Phish performed at this venue, they scorched the earth beneath them with a fun show, capped by a memorable encore. The first set contained fun versions of “Rift,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Foam,” and a great “Reba,” while the second set contained some great segues, with “Halley’s Comet” > “Light” -> “Billy Breathes” opening things up, before the meat of the set followed with “Tweezer” > “Theme From the Bottom” > “Harry Hood” > “Wading in the Velvet Sea.”However, it was the encore that truly captivated the audience. First, due to a request via a sign in the audience, Phish busted out “Sleeping Monkey,” which he encouraged the crowd to sing along to, since the sign was no-longer in sight and the person who made the sign might be able to hear the crowd singing it for him on the recording. Gotta love Trey Anastasio.Then, After a standard (yet always raging) version of “Tweezer Reprise,” Trey announced that they were going to play the song a second time to make it up to all the fans at Hershey Park who witnessed a “Tweezer” without its “Reprise. They started things back up for a wild, ripping version of the song. The band definitely loses tempo a few times getting lost in their excitement, but it doesn’t matter, as the crowd in front of them was going bananas.See below for full setlist details, and a video of the band playing both versions of “Tweezer Reprise.”Watch back-to-back versions of “Tweezer Reprise” from Hartford 6/18/2010, courtesy of YouTube user HarpuaFSB.Setlist – The Comcast Theatre 06/18/2010Set 1: Fee > Rift, Wolfman’s Brother, Summer of ’89, Foam, Possum > The Moma Dance > Julius, Reba, CavernSet 2: Halley’s Comet > Light -> Billy Breathes, Tweezer > Theme From the Bottom >Harry Hood > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Stealing Time From the Faulty PlanEncore: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise, Tweezer Repriselast_img read more

Central Islip Man Admits to Killing Neighbor

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aston BarthA Central Islip man has admitted to nearly decapitating his 35-year-old neighbor, whose dead body was found hidden in the killer’s closet a week later on Christmas Eve of 2012.Aston Barth pleaded guilty Tuesday at Suffolk County court to second-degree murder on what was scheduled to be the first day of his trial.Prosecutors said the 34-year-old man strangled Jason Campbell during an argument in Barth’s bedroom, used an ax to partially dismember the victim’s body, wrapped the corpse in blankets and a trash bag and stuffed it in his closet.Authorities have said that the body was in the Barth’s bedroom closet for a week before his mother and brother discovered it on Dec. 24, 2012.Barth was arrested shortly after the discovery was made and has been held without bail since.Barth had refused medication for a mental illness and was upset about child support payments at the time of the murder, his mother reportedly said at the time.Judge Richard Ambro will sentence Barth on Feb. 26. Barth faces 25 years to life.last_img read more

What is the real impact and role of the implementation of special programs on the development of the tourist offer of the city of Split?

first_imgPhotos: TZ Split FB The author Dino Bruža emphasizes that the aim of the paper is to determine to what extent and in what way special city programs affect the increase of income, and to what extent the level of expectations and satisfaction of tourists, through the analysis of key tourist indicators. He also points out that special city programs in the tourist offer of the destination represent a unique experience on the market. “There are two main goals of running special city programs: increasing the economic effects on the one hand and increasing the level of tourist satisfaction on the other. Modern tourists have a high level of expectations, which is a great challenge in creating an experience tourism. Management of special programs ( engl. event management) in this case it represents a significant segment of destination management, which deals with the planning, organization, management, administration and control of these special programs. In addition to contributing to the content of the offer, special city programs also affect the extension of the tourist season, ie reducing the seasonality of business in tourism and hospitality, increasing revenue and attracting new guests, while retaining existing tourists. Programming and execution of special city programs has a multiplier effect, as it directly and indirectly affects revenue growth, encourages additional employment of professional staff, creates a virtual platform for a large number of manufacturers and providers of products and services and affects the development of the entire destination. Therefore, there is a need for strategic planning of special programs and for monitoring their success and providing all the necessary resources for re-execution. ” Dino Bruža points out and adds that with such an approach the city of Split becomes a unique tourist destination, offering a number of special events and programs. Dino Bruža also notes that in the organization of special events and programs, special attention should be paid to the implementation of information and communication technology for several reasons. “He focuses his research on the interdependence of information management, communication technology and special program design. It is necessary to continuously conduct opportunities analysis and analysis of the impact of ICT on the business performance and competitiveness of the specific program. According to the author, the number of special programs is growing immeasurably fast, various models of management, control and guidance are used, but what most have in common is the inevitable adaptation to modern trends when it comes to information and communication technology. Special programs themselves did not play a major role in the past, but served exclusively to increase spending, which remains in part as one of the goals today. However, today a new goal is emerging, for the program to be an end in itself and to occupy the existing “empty” part that appears in the offer of every segment of the market. ” Bruza pointed out. POLL: Survey questionnaire to research the level of expectations and satisfaction of participants in the special program  Scientific paper on this topic was published in the book INTERDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT RESEARCH XIII., Barković, Dražen; Runzheimer, Bodo (ed.), Opatija: Faculty of Economics in Osijek; Hochschule Pforzheim, 2017 (p.121-138).The purpose of this scientific research is to show the real impact and role of programming and implementation of special city programs on the development of the tourist offer of the city of Split, primarily from the aspect of the Tourist Board of the city of Split. Guided by this, the first scientific research of special city programs in the function of growth and development of the offer of the destination of the city of Split was conducted. The authors of the research are doctoral students Dino Bruža, mag.oec., Prof. and doc.dr.sc.Andreja Rudančić, who presented the results of the research at an international scientific conference International Management Research in May 2017 in Opatija. At the end of this article is a survey, so the author Dino Bruža invites all of you, who are interested, to fill out the survey, so that the results can be statistically processed and presented in his scientific work. In accordance with all the above, the author Dino Bruža is conducting a new scientific research, in order to prepare a doctoral dissertation, the results of which he will present in his doctoral dissertation, which he will defend at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek. During Advent, all major Croatian cities record a large number of special events and programs. In the last few years, more and more attention has been paid to this part of the tourist offer of cities, in which the city tourist boards also play an important role, as the bearers of destination management. last_img read more

NZ’s Ardern takes mask making into her own hands ahead of virus measure

first_imgNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was making her own face covering to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, raising the profile of a public health measure which will become mandatory across the country next week.The Pacific nation of 5 million people had seemed to stop community transmission of COVID-19 due to tough lockdown measures but reintroduced restrictions in its largest city, Auckland, this month following a fresh outbreak.With restrictions to scale back on Sunday, Ardern said in a Facebook post she was taking matters into her own hands before masks become compulsory on public transport across the country the following day. About 150 people have been diagnosed as part of the cluster that originated in Auckland, which is home to 1.7 million people, but daily new case numbers have slowed to single digits this week.On Friday, New Zealand reported five new cases in Auckland and seven more in quarantine after arriving from overseas.The country has so far recorded just under 1,400 COVID-19 cases, including 22 deaths.  At a meeting with local community health leader Dave Letele, “one of the things we talked about was face coverings, and how to make your own at home,” Ardern, who faces a general election in October, wrote in the post.”I had a go at making one,” she added, alongside a photo of a patch of fabric, scissors and two elastic hair ties.A follow-up video showed her crafting a simple red mask, the colour of her Labour Party.”That’s my first time crafting,” she said. “I’m going to pull out my glitter gun later.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Fishermen’s wives turn discarded fishnets into saleable handicrafts

first_img“‘Yung mga fine mesh nets hinditinatapon lang, mayroon pang use ‘yun. Na-engganyo din kami para walangmaraming basura dito sa aming coastlines,” Villarta said. MIAG-AO, Iloilo – Fishermen’s wivesare turning nets that litter their coastlines into sources of income. They arerepurposing them into corsages, decorations for baskets, bayong, hats and more. Originally, six women were trained byan officer from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority tomake decorative flowers out of the nets. This was held in University of thePhilippines Visayas (UPV). BY ANGELIKA N. BUERGO One of the first six women who trainedunder the program, Mary Sol Villarta, said the women in their community weregiven the opportunity to work from their own homes, thereby helping theirfamilies. Training was again conducted in UPVfor 17 more additional women from four municipalities – Oton, Tigbauan, Mia-gaoand San Joaquin. “Nag-training kami gamit ang fine meshnets na ginagamit rin namin dito sa aming coastal areas, kasi mayroon kamiditong sahi at ‘yung tinatawag na bulldozer [trawls] na ginagamit sa ginamos,”she explained. “I started it because of my environmentand conservation advocacy, particularly my concern about ‘ghost fishing’ wherediscarded nets kill marine wildlife,” she said. Gilles said these women are nowskilled enough to train other women in the community. Villarta said they are also looking toinnovate such as integrating larger nets to their products. “Fisherfolks are the poorest of thepoor and the women have no opportunities for other livelihood because theycould not leave their families and work elsewhere. When conditions don’t permitfishing, the families suffer,” Gilles said. Additionally, she said, they alsocollect nets from sacks of onions, gingers and other spices sold in the marketand old mosquito nets. “Pagkatapos ng lunch, wala nangginagawa ang mga nanay. ‘Yun ngayon ang ginagawa nila – gumagawa sila ng mgacrafts sa mga discarded nets,” she said. Gilles, on the other hand, saw theprogram as a way to “combine livelihood formation with conservation.” Mary Sol Villarta, Glenda Dela Torre,Herminia Edula, Lilian Sisonrojas, Imelda Pastidio, and Conchita Fabularconwere the first women to train under Coast 22. The Coast 22 women are fullyresponsible of the business process – from sourcing materials and cleaningthem, production, and sales. According to Gilles, Coast 22 targetedwives of fishermen because they could not leave their houses to work. Therecycling of nets became their alternative livelihood. “Doon naman sa merkado, mayroon namanmga sako ng fine mesh nets na ginagamit sa bawang. Hinihingi rin namin doonpara magamit. ‘Pag hindi na ginagamit, tinatapon lang ‘yan doon sa basurahan.Ba’t pa itatapon kung pwede pa naman siyang magamit?” she said. Fine mesh nets, according to Villarta,were the predominantly used nets in their community in Barangay Kirayan Sur tocatch small fishes processed into ginamos (fish paste). Gilles founded Coast 22 after her UPalumni group in Chicago funded a marine protected area (MPA) project incollaboration with UPV. After she conducted research on thepossible livelihood program to provide assistance for coastal villages, shefocused Coast 22 as a pilot program in Miag-ao. The women are part of Coast 22, asocial enterprise founded by Almira Gilles. It advocates the protection of theenvironment through sustainable livelihood. The products produced by the localswere also sold and exhibited in Chicago./PNlast_img read more

Mascot Answers

first_imgDid you take my quiz from yesterday about local mascots from years ago?  If so, see the list below and check your answers.Versailles LionsVevay WarriorsHolton WarhorsesGuilford WildcatsSunman TigersWhitewater ElkhornsNew Point GiantsOsgood CowboysNorth Dearborn VikingsNapoleon Bearcatslast_img

Ripley County native assigned to ISP Versailles District

first_imgVersailles, In. — William “Paul” Waller, 27, a recent graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy has been assigned to the Versailles Post of the Indiana State police.Waller completed more than 900 hours of intensive training during the 24-week academy to prepare the appointment. The training included emergency vehicle operations, accident investigations, firearms, defensive tactics, criminal and traffic law.Following a three month field training program Waller will begin solo patrols.Waller is a 2008 graduate of South Ripley High School and 2010 graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in criminal justice. Beofe being accepted into the academy Waller worked for Rumpke and the Ripley County Highway Department. He resides in Ripley County with his wife and two children.last_img read more