Developer Equitrans raises cost of contested Mountain Valley Pipeline to $5.8 billion

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Roanoke Times:The Mountain Valley Pipeline has once again pushed its completion date back and the project cost up.Equitrans Midstream Corp., the lead partner in a joint venture of five energy companies that has faced widespread environmental problems while building the natural gas pipeline, made the announcement Tuesday.Rather than completing construction early next year as planned, the company is now targeting a full in-service date “during the second half of 2021,” a news release stated. The cost, which was estimated to be $3.7 billion when construction started in 2018, now stands at between $5.8 billion and $6 billion. The latest increase was attributed largely to the more costly task of continuing construction through the winter, which Mountain Valley plans to do in order to make up time lost to legal challenges.Despite the latest setback, Equitrans chairman and CEO Thomas Karam remained bullish on the project during a conference call to discuss third quarter results with financial analysts. “Our confidence has not changed because of these expected challenges, at all,” he said.Pipeline opponents, however, were encouraged by the latest news. They hope a sustained legal attack will eventually force Mountain Valley to cancel the project — as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline did in July — and help turn the tide to renewable energy.Although the project is two years behind schedule, it has far more pipe in the ground than Atlantic Coast did when it decided to fold.[Laurence Hammack]More: Another delay, cost increase for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Developer Equitrans raises cost of contested Mountain Valley Pipeline to $5.8 billionlast_img read more

Hoey leads the Irish

first_imgHoey will start in a tie for third place in Munich today when he resumes from 10-under par and just two shots behind out-right leader, Rafa Cabrera Bello (pr: Bay-oh) of Spain.The Ulsterman knows that he can keep himself in the mix – provided he can keep the errors out of his game.last_img

AFN Sets Entry Standards For 2017/18 Season

first_imgThe Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has set entry standards for Nigerian athletes ahead of the 2017/18 season.According to the national athletics body, the standard for male athletes in the 100m category is 10.14 secs and 11.15 secs for their female counterparts.For the 200m category, the standard for the male and female category is 20.42 secs and 22.63 secs respectively.RelatedNigeria Athletes Set To Miss World Athletics ChampionshipAugust 4, 2017In “Sports”AFN Announce Open Trials For Male And Female U18 And U20 Athletes.February 8, 2019In “Nigeria”Athletics: Youth and Junior Champions Emerge At 2019 U18 And U20 Athletics TrialsMarch 19, 2019In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Handball National Team: We showed that we should be in the Second Round

first_img(Source: Dragan Markovic, the coach of the Handball national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said that our players tonight showed that they are the team that deserves to go to the second round of the World Championship and that they were not weaker than Macedonian team.“My team showed character when they, while losing 6 :1 not by their own fault, managed to preserve peace and return to the game. I think that, with today’s game, we showed that we are the team that should be in the second round because we were not weaker than Macedonia today“, said Markovic.“In one moment we were better in the defense, in the second half Macedonia was better. It should be a draw. It turned out that my young players are going through one period of maturation. This was our first big competition and it is clear that the experience is the big deal.“ added Markovic.BH handball players have recorded a second defeat tonight at the World Championship in Qatar, losing against Macedonia with the result of 25: 22.last_img read more


first_imgAngry parents and community leaders in Ramelton have called on the authorities to ‘remove’ sex offenders whom they say have been relocated to the area recently.
There is disquiet in Ramelton over the arrival of sex offenders into the town.The community leaders say the sex offenders are not from Ramelton and should not have been rehoused there.The Tirconail Tribune reports that parents only learned of the development through ‘third party sources’ and have expressed shock that this was allowed to happen without prior notice or consultation. A community spokesman said the town is shocked that this has been allowed to happen with over 500 children at school and at play every day of the week.“We’ve been badly let down by the Gardai and we feel this development places more responsibilities and more risks on parents and their families,” said one source.Parents say they cannot understand the logic of any authority in locating these offenders to another town or village, some twenty miles from their former residences.The community has contacted the Tribune to highlight their concerns and say the response from the Gardai has been very poor. Following these concerns, the newspaper referred the issue to the Garda Press Office and the HSE.The Gardai said it would not be appropriate for them to discuss details concerning any individuals.Meanwhile, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency said: “The primary responsibility for the management of convicted sex offenders lies with An Garda Síochána and the Probation Service.”The also said: “In relation to your query, Tusla is actively involved in the multiagency system to ensure the effective management of risk to the community posed by convicted sex offenders. “Neither of these agencies would comment on community claims paedophiles have now been relocated to Ramelton without any warning given to concerned parents. Community leaders said they believe that both the Gardai and the HSE have a duty of care to all communities in these situations and everyone in Ramelton is shocked by this latest turn of events.A Gardai spokesman said: “In general terms, the obligations of convicted sex offenders are outlined in the Sex Offenders Act 2001. Part 2 of the Act sets out the notification requirements of a person who has obligations under the Act. They must, within seven days, of becoming subject to the notification requirements (e.g. release) notify their name, date of birth and home address to An Garda Síochána. They must notify An Garda Síochána of any change to their name or address within seven days of that change.There is ongoing communication and liaison between the Divisional Inspectors and the Sex Offenders Management and Intelligence Unit.The nominated Divisional Inspectors are responsible for managing sex offenders in their respective Divisions and putting in place a plan to manage the risk posed by such offenders. Members of An Garda Síochána located throughout the country have been trained in a risk assessment matrix which is a statistically derived risk classification process intended for individuals convicted of a sex offence. Tusla said that if anyone has a concern about a child they should contact the local Tusla social work office or An Garda Síochána.  Any child protection or welfare referral made to Tusla is dealt with in accordance with Children First.RAMELTON DEMANDS REMOVAL OF ‘SEX OFFENDERS’ FROM AREA was last modified: March 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGardaiRameltonSex offendersTirconail Tribunelast_img read more

Seattle Mariners blast Chris Bassitt, Oakland Athletics 6-3

first_imgSEATTLE — Two home runs of two very different varieties, hit two batters apart and landed within feet of each other. Both tacked two runs on the board and put the A’s in a hole they would not climb out of in a 6-3 loss to the Mariners.Daniel Vogelbach got Seattle on the board in the fourth inning with a two-run moonshot into the right-field seats, and Kyle Seager followed two batters later with a laser to nearly the same spot.Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt never recovered and was yanked with …last_img read more

The Age of Aerospace

first_imgThe Age of Aerospace celebrating Boeing’s 100th anniversary is now airing across the globe on Discovery Channel and Discovery Science and online.The five-part series, explores the advancements in civilian, military and space technology around some of America’s greatest achievements, plus chronicles the history of Boeing and its heritage companies, Douglas, McDonnell, North American, Rockwell and Hughes.Thus the Boeing group of companies can lay claim to have designed some of the greatest aircraft and spacecraft in history: The DC-3; P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchel, B-29 Super Fortress, B-47, DC-6B, 707, Super DC-8s, DC-9, 747, 727, 737, 777, 787, Gemini, Mercury, Apollo spacecraft, Saturn and Delta Rockets, F-4, A-4, F-15, F-18, F-22 jet fighters and C-17 airlifter. Read: She taught the world to flyProduced by the New York based Documentary Group the series is absolutely fascinating for anyone interested in aviation but it is not, nor claims to be, the definitive history of Boeing or aviation.In fact another three episodes are to be produced this year.The series traces the major events in aviation and Boeing’s pivotal role in shaping the future of things that fly.The producers have brought together a range of aviation consultants, authors and commentators as well as Boeing executives who add to the excellent narration.Boeing’s Chairman Jim McNerney and Vice Chairman & President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner are candid about the highs and lows of various aircraft programs particularly the Editor and founder Geoffrey Thomas features in eps 1, 3 and 5 (Mr Thomas was formerly a Contributing Editor for McGraw Hill’s New York based Aviation Week and Space Technology).The episodes are:Ep 1: What Can’t We Do? The premiere episode reveals how Bill Boeing, Donald Douglas, James McDonnell and their contemporaries took the invention of the airplane and forged an industry, delivering advancements in communication, transportation, and warfare.Ep 2 Miracle Planes details the role American industry and planes, including the B-29, P-51 and the B-17, played in the Allied victory over Germany and Japan.Ep 3: Shrinking the Earth explores three planes that launched the jet age: the B-47, the 707 and the 747, the world’s first jumbo jet that reshaped global air travel. These three planes were made possible by secrets discovered in a German Forest at the close of WWIIEp 4: In the Vastness of Space tells the story of Project Apollo, which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon, and humankind’s first journey to the Moon on Apollo 8. Other topics include humanity’s future in spaceEp 5: Dreamliner reveals the technology, resources, and risk required to build commercial aircraft in the modern world through the story of the most recent revolution in jet design, the 787 Dreamliner The episodes can be viewed online here; Check your regional or local program guides for broadcast times in your area.last_img read more

The struggles of the 2015 Ohio wheat crop

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After a late planting, slow start and less that ideal late winter conditions, the 2015 Ohio wheat crop has had its fair share of challenges. Now add to that having to wait in the field for weeks after intended harvest dates due to over-saturated fields. Jeremy Goings still has some wheat to get to and hopes that dockage will be manageable and straw will be useable once the dust settles. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited Goings Farm on July 21st and talks with Jeremy about the prospect for his wheat and how this year will effect his 2016 wheat decisions.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast December 13, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I think we get away with another 2 days with no precipitation over Ohio. Today definitely. We may be dealing with a bit of leftover precipitation in NE Ohio this morning, but generally, the state looks pretty good. Some clouds were around yesterday, and we wont rule out some today, but nothing significant. Tonight and tomorrow we see rains starting to work into Indiana, but they seem to die as they move east. WE wont rule out a bit of moisture in western or NW Ohio, but think your Friday looks mostly dry too, at least over a majority of the state. That will change tomorrow night. Thick clouds and well organized precipitation pushes into SW Ohio tomorrow night, and then continues to spread across the state through the overnight, through Friday and finally leaves early Sunday morning. This moisture is fairly consistent through that entire period, but generally stays over the southern half of the state. We look for precipitation through the period to run from half to 1.5″ with 80% coverage south of I-70. North of there little to no rain, with a dry outlook completely north of US 30. This rain action will be streaming west to east hitting the same areas over and over…which is leading to our higher rain totals. Everything should be done by mid morning Sunday.  The map at right shows rain totals through Sunday morning. We turn dry in all areas from Sunday afternoon through next Wednesday. High pressure will be in control, with 2 high pressure centers sliding across the state in that period. Temps will not fall off that much, and we should stay near normal through midweek next week. Moisture is back for the second half of next week, as scattered showers arrive Thursday, likely around midday or early afternoon. At this time we are expecting .1”-.5” rain potential with coverage at 80% of the state. This system may skew a slight focus on the northern half of the state, but honestly it’s a bit early to finesse the forecast that much. We will watch it. The low tracks across NW Indiana, which puts all of Ohio in the warm (south flow) sector, keeping all precipitation rain. Action should be done by next Friday morning. Dry but turning colder behind that system next Friday, which can lead to a chance of very light snow next Saturday, the 22nd. This will not be enough snow to really talk much about a white Christmas yet. The extended period is relatively dry, especially through Christmas. Models are split on temps, but we think a move to colder air for the week of Christmas is likely, cold enough to support snow, if any moisture were to materialize. Right now, we are going to keep a dry pattern through most of the 11-16 day forecast window, with our only system in that period coming for Friday the 28th. A south flow ahead of the strong low would bring warm air in, enough to at least have the moisture start as rain, and we could see .25”-.75” of precipitation out of that event.last_img read more

Chatroullete Expands to Location and Channels

first_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Messaging Services#web center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Chatroulette, the face-to-face random video chat service, is growing slightly less random. The service is adding Localroulette, for location-specific chats, and Channelroulette, for specific topics.Given the surge of interest in location-based apps, the choice to create a geolocating chat is not surprising. The utility of the themed channels is a bit less easy to grasp once you see what’s there. Perhaps not shockingly, given the reputation of the service as being a bit on the gamey side at the best of times, the number one channel is “sex.” The next in line include “gayteen,” “girls” and “milfs.” Notably absent are “19th century French symbolist poets” and “chiasmus.” Since you can, apparently, create a new channel by adding a subdomain, we’ll try to rectify the obsession with gettin’ it on by creating a topic channel for a passionate but neglected group: Those who wish to engage in spirited debate over whether Robert Kagan or Francis Fukuyama is cooler. We don’t think it will come as too much of a surprise when “Robert vs. Francis” overtakes “milfs.” Do you? Read more Chatroulette coverage from ReadWriteWeb. curt hopkinslast_img read more

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