Golar Power to build LNG import terminal in Brazil

first_imgThe existing port infrastructure, which is owned by the Pernambuco’s government, will be used for the project Golar Power to build LNG import terminal in Brazil. (Credit: Pixabay/LEEROY Agency) Golar Power has signed a protocol of intentions with Pernambuco’s government to build a liquid natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the northeast of Brazil.Located in the Port of Suape (Suape), in the northeast of Brazil, the project involves infrastructure for the supply of natural gas and LNG to produce electricity.The project is scheduled to commence operations in the second half of the year.The firm will collaborate with Companhia Pernambucana de Gás Natural (Copergás), the local gas distribution company, to bring natural gas to Pernambuco’s areas which does not have traditional pipeline networks.The existing port infrastructure which is owned by the State Government will be used for the project.According to Golar Power, Pernambuco has approximately 9.6 million people who are expected to be benefited by installing the terminal.LNG will also be distributed from Suape to other states in BrazilThe new terminal is planning to use an existing LNG carrier which is permanently docked at the Suape Port. The LNG carrier will serve as a supplier to the truck which has mounted LNG ISO-Containers.The LNG will be distributed to cities within a radius of up to one 1000km using the vehicles.Golar Power said that the initial trucked volumes are expected at 800m³ of LNG / day which is equal to about 480,000m³ of natural gas a day.Additionally, the LNG will also be distributed to other states in Brazil from Suape, via cabotage using small-scale LNG carriers which will be delivered by transhipment and will be used to transport LNG to other ports in the region.The capital expenditures of the project will be met through the internal resources and operating cash flow of Golar Power.Golar Power said that the final development of the project depends upon regulatory approvals and conclusion of commercial agreements.Recently, the firm has partnered with Petrobras Distribuidora (BR Distribuidora) to develop LNG distribution businesses in Brazil.last_img read more

UK: ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ Join Forces

first_img View post tag: eyes View post tag: UK View post tag: Naval View post tag: fleet View post tag: forces View post tag: join Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ Join Forces The two ‘eyes of the Fleet’ – a Type 45 destroyer and an airborne surveillance Sea King – have joined forces for the first time. The Sea King Mk7 – which has proven itself in times of war in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq – from 854 Naval Air Squadron worked with new destroyer HMS Diamond in the Gulf.Even though Type 45 destroyers have been around for a good four years and Bagger Sea Kings have been flying since the mid-80s in various forms, never the twain have met…until now.They did so not off Cornwall, home to the Baggers – officially Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control – or Portsmouth, home to five of the six Type 45s in Royal Navy service, but 3,500 miles away on deployment in the Gulf.HMS Diamond was the 45 in question. The Sea King came courtesy of 854 Naval Air Squadron, typically based at Culdrose.The Baggers – the name comes from the distinctive black sack or bag which contains their radar – are the ‘eyes in the sky’ of the Fleet, used to detect potential threats.And the Type 45s are the ‘eyes on the surface’ of the Fleet, used to detect aerial threats scores of miles away.The Baggers have built up a wealth of experience over land (Iraq and Afghanistan) and sea (Libya) over the past decade playing key roles in ground and aerial operations respectively; the Culdrose helicopters are committed currently over Helmand and aboard the Cougar task group exercising in the Adriatic.Using the techniques honed from these deployments they are bolstering surveillance at sea by demonstrating their ability to detect even small contacts at range and report them to friendly units.As for Diamond, well she’s on her maiden deployment to the Gulf region, following in the footsteps of HMS Daring which deployed there earlier this year.She’s worked with the US Navy and their carrier battle groups, plus the UK’s allies in the Middle East, and carried out maritime security operations.“The complementary capabilities of Type 45 and Sea King Mk 7 mean that we can assess air and surface activity over a wide area of the ocean,” said Diamond’s Commanding Officer Cdr Ian Clarke.The physical act of landing a Sea King on the back of a Type 45 shouldn’t be too challenging as operating helicopters at sea goes; the destroyer’s flight deck is large enough to accommodate a Chinook.But with this maiden landing on an autumn day in the Gulf, Diamond flashed up her funky green neon lights (technical term) to aid the Bagger’s approach.The lights – the correct term is Improved Approach Lighting – are green LEDs fixed to the hangar and quarterdeck of Type 45 destroyers and Type 23 frigates to help pilots on final approach at night or in poor visibility.The centre light over the hangar door gives the aircrew a fixed visual reference to indicate the movement of Diamond’s flight deck.In this instance, the lights were switched on to illuminate white ‘bum lines’ across the flight deck; the lines are nose and tail reference tools for pilots so they can set down their helicopter safely.Which the Bagger did.“I enjoy working with the aviation team onboard and supporting our Lynx, but the Sea King Mark 7 brings with it a different set of challenges and I am glad to be the first Flight Deck Officer to land one on a Type 45,” said Diamond’s PO(Wtr) Anthony James who guided.He and his shipmates are in the closing stages of Diamond’s inaugural tour of duty; the destroyer is due home in Portsmouth before Christmas.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 15, 2012; Image: RN UK: ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ Join Forces View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic November 15, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

US Navy destroyers wrap up visit to Darwin

first_img US Navy destroyers wrap up visit to Darwin View post tag: US Navy Share this article July 22, 2016 Two of the three U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers that form the 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) departed Darwin, Australia, July 20 after a routine port visit.Prior to pulling into port, guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Momsen (DDG 92), along with several Australian military assets recently conducted a bilateral training exercise consisting of communication and navigation drills throughout the Timor Sea. The intent of the exercise was to enhance military-to-military interoperability for future joint operations.While in port, Momsen and Spruance continued preparations for their ongoing operations to promote stability and maritime support in the region. The PAC SAG also consists of USS Decatur (DDG 73) and embarked “Devil Fish” and “Warbirds” detachments from the “Scorpions” of Helicopter Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, operating under CDS-31.“Working with the U.S. Navy’s Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 31 has been a great experience — especially the opportunity to work with three Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers before the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Hobart-class Aegis destroyers are commissioned,” said RAN Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Scott.Under the operational control of U.S. 3rd Fleet, the PAC SAG is conducting routine patrols, maritime security operations and theater cooperation activities to enhance regional security and stability. Decatur and Momsen have conducted multilateral exercises with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy, as well as U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps assets.Spruance also began their portion of the deployment participating in the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI). OMSI is a Secretary of Defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting its maritime law enforcement operations in Oceania. Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy destroyers wrap up visit to Darwin Authorities View post tag: USS Decatur View post tag: USS Momsenlast_img read more

OCHS Defeats Absegami in Girls Lacrosse

first_img By Lesley GrahamThe Ocean City High School girls’ lacrosse team ended the week 3-0 in conference play, defeating Absegami 16-2 on Friday. The win for the Red Raiders upped their record to 13-2, while Absegami dropped to 5-8. As in previous games, Ocean City used balanced scoring to dominate the game, playing the majority of the contest on the offensive end of the field. Seven different Red Raiders contributed to the scoreboard.  Danielle Donoghue, a senior midfielder for the Red Raiders, dominated the draw controls, limiting Absegami’s opportunities. Donoghue also led all scorers with seven points, six of them being assists.With 18 minutes to play in the first half, Ocean City held a 3-0 lead. Absegami found an offensive opportunity to cut the lead to 3-1, but Ocean City answered right back, increasing the lead to 4-1. The Red Raiders never looked back then, scoring six more goals while only allowing one in the final 15 minutes of play. They scored their 10th goal with only four seconds remaining in the half. Ocean City’s Ava Auwarter looks towards the goal for an offensive opportunity.Ocean City was patient on offense, using steady possessions while working the ball for five minutes at a clip off the clock, then looking for the good shot opportunity.  Red Raider Head Coach Alyssa Morrison pointed out that learning and practicing the importance of possession will help the team tremendously in the upcoming post season. “Going into the post season the clock is going to be a big part, not just stalling but running an offense and tiring out a team’s defense is critical,” Morrison said. Ocean City used the halftime to make a few small adjustments, focusing on its offensive ball movement and making quality cuts and passes throughout the entire field of play. The Red Raiders limited their turnovers in the second half. They also tightened up their defense, which resulted in a scoreless second half for Absegami.  Ocean City will be back in action for another busy week next week as it closes out the regular season with three conference games.Ocean City’s Shannon Decosta hawks the ball on defense. Ocean City, in white uniforms, plays stifling defense in the win against Absegami.last_img read more

Dorms compete to reduce waste during Energy Week

first_imgThe Kill-a-Watt competition, the first dorm energy competition of the year, has officially begun on campus for Notre Dame’s annual Energy Week. Rachel Novick, who oversees the competition for the Office of Sustainability, said this week is held to encourage students across campus to reduce their energy consumption by hosting the events for the week. The competition began Sunday and runs through Saturday. “Dorms are judged by what percent they can reduce their electricity usage from the baseline, which is a typical week during the semester,” Novick said.    Novick said certain dorms seem to be taking the competition very seriously, namely Howard Hall, Fisher Hall and Carroll Hall – the top three dorms as of Tuesday. “There is a double prize for the winning dorm. They will receive a chalk-talk with coach Jeff Jackson of Notre Dame men’s hockey for the whole dorm plus $1,500 worth of Energy Star appliances from GE,” Novick said. Students can track their dorm’s progress online with Notre Dame’s energy dashboard, first put into use in the spring of 2011. This interactive site allows students to see real-time data, including comparisons with other dorms. The dashboard was designed with social media in mind and students can chat with each other about the competition.   One feature of the website is similar to Facebook’s “Like” system.  Students can “commit” to certain habits that will reduce electricity use.  Some of these include using a desk lamp instead of an overhead light, using natural daylight as much as possible and adjusting computer settings to reduce energy use during inactivity. The dashboard also allows students to view how much energy has been saved during the competition.  As of Tuesday, the campus has averted 21,128 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and saved 15,091 kilowatt-hours of energy.    McGlinn sophomore Caroline Fullam said she sees the competition as a great opportunity for the campus to come together and try to change negative behaviors. “I think it is a great idea to have Energy Week to raise awareness. Also, since it is a competition, Notre Dame students will really get into it,” Fullam said. “Even though McGlinn is third to last in the competition right now, we still have time to spread the word around the dorm and win.” This is the University’s sixth annual Energy Week, which is co-sponsored by the Student Advisory Board for the Center for Sustainable Energy and GreeND.   In addition to the dorm energy competition, events for the week include guest speakers from energy companies, a tour of Notre Dame’s power plant, a faculty forum and a community Energy Day tour.  The tour also offers the option to travel by bike instead of bus to emphasize the importance of saving energy. “Notre Dame students have come together for so many great causes in the past,” Fullam said. “I am glad to see us focusing so much on waste reduction here on campus because we really do have the potential to make a difference.”last_img read more

Shia LaBeouf’s Broadway Outburst; 8 Crazy Things That Went Down

first_img Related Shows 2. He slapped random patrons on the ass and back of the head. 1. He lit up a cigarette inside Studio 54 during the first act of the performance. 6. When confronted by police, he yelled and cursed at the officers, telling them “I’ll f*ck you up,” among other obscenities. Whether or not this is all some elaborate publicity stunt as part of his #IAmSorry “performance art,” LaBeouf provided a master class in what you should not do as a Broadway audience member during a night of theatergoing.  8. While being held at the station, LaBeouf was muzzled for repeatedly spitting.  3. He fed a woman a strawberry from her own plate. In January, LaBeouf announced his retirement from “all public life” after facing a plagiarism accusation over his short film HowardCantour.com. This culminated in a one-man-show titled #IAmSorry. The show was an apparent apology for his string of wacky behavior.  In case you missed it, here’s a recap of LaBeouf’s reported bizarre behavior that led to and followed his arrest:center_img After an eventful night at the theater that exploded over social media on June 26, actor Shia LaBeouf has been released from police custody following his disruptive behavior at Cabaret on Broadway. LaBeouf was reportedly charged with one count of criminal trespassing, one count of harassment and two counts of disorderly conduct. According to CBS News, he was released on his own recognizance and faced a judge Friday morning. LaBeouf is due back in court on July 24. 7. He told the police he was in the army (he is not). Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments Cabaret 5. He appeared disheveled and incoherent. 4. Audience members complained about his body odor.last_img read more

Still dry

first_imgAdditional drought information and updates can be found at www.georgiadrought.org. Automated weather data across Georgia is at www.georgiaweather.net. Daily rainfall data is at www.cocorahs.org. U.S. Geological Survey data is at ga.water.usgs.gov. Water conservation information is available at www.conservewatergeorgia.net.(David Emory Stooksbury is the state climatologist and a professor in engineering and atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia.) By David Emory Stooksbury University of GeorgiaATHENS, GA. – Drought conditions continue to grow harsher across north Georgia. Water levels in reservoirs and streams are at or near record lows across most of the region. Groundwater levels are also low.Lake Lanier, a primary water source for metro Atlanta, is at a record low for mid-November. The previous mid-November record low was at this time last year.Hartwell, Russell and Clarks Hill lakes in the Savannah River basin are at record low levels. Both Russell and Clarks Hill have less than two feet of usable pool left. Hartwell water levels are dropping very quickly in order to meet downstream needs. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers reports that the remaining conservation pool for Hartwell is 34 percent, for Russell it’s 32 percent and for Clarks Hill it’s 10 percent.Even with normal seasonal rains, it’s doubtful that Lanier, Hartwell, Russell or Clarks Hill lakes will fully recover this winter.Major rivers that are at record low flows for mid-November include the Etowah River at Canton, the Chattahoochee River near Cornelia, Chestatee River near Dahlonega, the Middle Oconee River at Athens, the Broad River near Bell, the Little River near Washington, the Oconee River at Dublin and the Altamaha River near Baxley.Because of the extremely low stream flows, many counties in north Georgia have had their drought level classifications changed to a more intense level.Exceptional drought – the most severe drought level – now exists north and east of a line running through Lincoln, Wilkes, Olgethorpe, Oconee, Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, Forsyth, Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin counties. This region includes Athens, Gainesville and Atlanta’s northern suburbs.Extreme drought conditions are now in Columbia, Richmond, McDuffie, Glascock, Taliaferro, Warren, Hancock, Greene, Morgan, Walton, Gwinnett, north Fulton and Cherokee counties. The extreme conditions are also in parts of Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin and Murray counties. Most of the remaining area north of the fall line is in severe drought. Heard, Troup, Harris and most of Talbot and Muscogee counties are in moderate drought.The ocean-atmosphere system is in what climatologist call a neutral pattern, meaning it is in neither an El Niño nor a La Niña pattern. Historically, neutral-pattern winters have been very variable. There is no strong indication that the winter of 2008-09 will be abnormally wet or dry. The trend over the past 15 years, however, has been for dry winters. There is also no strong indication that the winter will be abnormally warm or cool. An important historical observation is that every major devastating freeze has occurred during a neutral-pattern winter.With recent winters being our best guide, the most prudent response is to assume that this winter will tend toward the dry side. Water conservation efforts should continue.last_img read more


first_img “Georgia 4-H takes great pride in equipping youth to be workforce ready,” said Arch Smith, UGA Extension 4-H & Youth Development State Program Leader. “Workforce development is a key component of the experience of 4-H Project Achievement. We consider this yet another invaluable opportunity to serve as a resource to our partners in education.” The career pathways curricula became important to Georgia’s schools during the 2012-2013 school year when Georgia abandoned the Adequately Yearly Progress rating system set up by the “No Child Left Behind” act for the College and Career Ready Performance Index. This new accountability tool rates schools on a 100 point scale, taking into account factors including test scores, teacher affectivness and, for the first time, whether the school provides college and career path education to students. UGA Extension agents who work in fields ranging from agriculture to family and consumers sciences and Georgia 4-H have participated in career fairs in school acros the state, sharing information about their careers and the myriad of STEM and public service careers available through the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences. As schools build and refine their career pathway education programs as part of Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index, UGA Extension agents in each county are ready to help. center_img Georgia 4-H has developed lesson plans for students in fifth grade exploring careers in finance, information technology, marketing and government and public administration. Forty Georgia 4-H programs have adopted these lessons as part of the career awareness curriculum for elementary schools. For more informationa about ways UGA Extension can help support career pathways planning at your local school, please email [email protected] or call your local UGA Extension agent.last_img read more

Watermelon Planting

first_imgWinter’s mild temperatures and sunny days helped some Georgia farmers keep from falling behind with their watermelon plantings this spring, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong.A number of growers were delayed by this spring’s rainy weather, but the sunny and warm weather in February and early March meant that some transplants were ready days ahead of schedule. Acreage that was planted in early March, during a warm spell, put on quick growth after planting, Coolong said. However, this period was followed by two weeks of cool, rainy weather that slowed the growth of transplants planted mid- to late March. “Some plants in the greenhouses were actually ready a few days earlier than they have been in the past couple of years, particularly 2014. If you take into account those plants being a few days early, I think that, despite some delays in growth of later-planted acreage, we are roughly on par with previous years in regard to the watermelon planting season overall,” Coolong said. “The winter of 2014 was cold and we had a lot of cloudy weather. Plants just sat in the greenhouse and didn’t grow as fast.” Georgia farmers begin planting watermelons in early March in the southern part of the state and continue planting into April. Some producers try to take advantage of the later market and plant their crop in mid-April.According to UGA’s Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network, 9.53 inches of rain and 19 rainy days were recorded on the UGA Tifton Campus between March 13 and April 16. During the same period, 13.18 inches of rain and 17 rainy days were recorded at the grounds of the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, and 9.9 inches of rain and 18 rainy days were recorded at UGA’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla, Georgia.While rainy weather delayed planting and kept Georgia watermelon farmers out of the field a bit this spring, producers now are hoping the rains will return. “Up until a week ago, we’ve had our share of wet weather. The last weekend of March and first of April brought two consecutive weekends of big rain events. In the Tifton area, we experienced around 6 to 8 inches of rain in those two events combined. Other parts of the state were up closer to 10 or 11 inches,” Coolong said. “Of course, a week can change everything, and it has been pretty dry this past week. We could actually use a shower.”Coolong estimates that most watermelon plants will be ready for harvest in Georgia during the second or third week in June. Growers who were able plant early could begin harvesting as soon as Memorial Day, though Coolong believes they are in the minority.Watermelons are one of Georgia’s most popular and profitable vegetables. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, watermelons raked in $134.2 million in farm gate value in 2014. The nearly 20,000 acres of Georgia land planted in watermelons could increase this year.“During our winter meetings, when we went to the different counties throughout the state and talked to seed company representatives and county agents, it seemed that there were more acres at least planned to go in this year. Part of that was probably due to the decrease in commodity prices, specifically cotton,” Coolong said.last_img read more

Vermont DPS promotes Hofmann, Porter to key positions

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Public Service announced Thursday the appointment of Sarah Hofmann as Deputy Commissioner and James Porter as the Director of Telecommunications.  The Department serves as the ratepayer advocate for utility matters in energy, telecommunications and water, and also is the lead for the state’s energy policy.‘I am very pleased to have Sarah and Jim as part of the department’s leadership team,’ said Elizabeth Miller, Commissioner of the Department.  ‘This is an exciting time as we continue to work diligently on the state’s energy plan, and to complete the state’s broadband build out,’ Miller said.   Hofmann is a graduate of Rollins College and the University of New Hampshire School of Law.  Most recently she served as the Director for Public Advocacy for the department.  Her shift to the Deputy role will require the Department to hire another dynamic and committed individual as the Director of Public Advocacy, leading the Department’s legal staff and consumer affairs specialists.Porter is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and Birmingham School of Law.  Most recently he served as a staff attorney for the department and has worked hard on many key telecommunication issues, most notably the FairPoint acquisition.  The Department will require a new staff attorney to assume Mr. Porter’s prior role.The Department also recently announced the retirement of Dave Lamont, long-time valuable member of the Department’s planning staff, most recently as Director of Planning and Energy Resources.  The Department has realigned Lamont’s position and is actively seeking an individual for the Director of Energy Policy and Planning.Position descriptions will be available on line through Vermont’s Human Resources Department at http://humanresources.vermont.gov/(link is external) Source: DPS. 3.10.2011last_img read more