Delfin completes FEED for newbuild FLNG vessel for Louisiana project

first_imgThe FEED results will enable Delfin to execute its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project offshore Louisiana for a total capital cost of around $550/tpa Delfin completes FEED for new FLNG vessel. (Credit: Pixabay/D Thory.) Delfin Midstream (Delfin) has announced the completion of front-end engineering design (FEED) for the newbuild floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel with 3.5Mtpa capacity for the Louisiana LNG project.The FEED was completed by Delfin in cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries and Black & Veatch. The tripatriate cooperation is claimed to have developed a robust, low cost and efficient FLNG vessel design for the Delfin LNG project.Along with the overall project development activities, the FEED results are expected to enable Delfin to execute its LNG project offshore Louisiana for a total capital cost of around $550/tpa.Delfin said that each vessel will be equipped with two offloading facilities to service both large, ocean-going carriers along with regional demand for LNG bunkering and small-scale carriers.Four FLNG vessels at the project are expected to have 13Mtpa of capacityWith four FLNG vessels in operation, the project is expected to have four berths for 13Mtpa, to service the bunkering and small-scale market.The company further claimed that the newbuild FLNG vessel uses the latest gas turbine technology with optimisations of Black & Veatch’s PRICO liquefaction technology, direct air cooling and waste-heat recovery to bring maximum fuel efficiency and minimal (GHG) emissions.Simultaneous to the FEED, the parties has also developed a term sheet for a lump-sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, integration and commissioning contract (LSTK EPCIC) as the basis to develop a fully termed agreement.Delfin CEO Dudley Poston said: “The successful completion of our FEED confirms our ability to offer industry leading pricing of 115% of Henry Hub plus $2.00 for 20 year transactions. The flexibility of a low cost, floating asset also allows Delfin to offer shorter term 10 year deals for 115% of Henry Hub plus $2.40 or flexible tolling structures.“Delfin continues to advance commercial discussions with multiple buyers and end-users and the completion of our FEED is a major milestone towards the FID of the first Delfin FLNG Vessel.”last_img read more

St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements For The Week Of December 3, 2018

first_img Sara and Payne Bickett, Evansville, son, Anson Wayne, November 21Loretta Fisher and Cosby Langston, Evansville, son, Brayden Dallas, November 22Afnan and Muhanad Almoneef, Evansville, daughter, Madawi Muhanad, November 23Samantha and Jason Southwell, Evansville, daughter, Molly Grace, November 26Jessica and Jordan Zuber, Evansville, son, Brix Tyler, November 26Steffi and Eric Fulkerson, Henderson, KY, son, August Joseph, November 26Angela Funches and Jerminal Taylor, Henderson, KY, son, Jeremias Dontrae, November 26Haley and Brent Edwards, Carmi, IL, son, Truett William, November 27Ragan Lynch and Victor Jackson, Evansville, daughter, Hadley Jo, November 27Pamila Coomer and Rashawn Payne, Princeton, IN, son, Elliott Soloman Mykah, November 27Tiffany and Matthew Chandler, Henderson, KY, son, Odin Matthew, November 28Aireanna Parrish and Gagan Saini, Evansville, son, Anjay Josiah, November 28Alexus and Kalie Thomas, Evansville, daughter, Caroline Rosalie, November 29Nicole and Jordan Guth, Evansville, daughter, Ada Taylor, November 29Erin and Ryan Hilsmeyer, Huntingburg, IN, son, Corbin Scott, November 29Kylie and Anthony Lang, Newburgh, daughter, Mairead Aria, November 30FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

first_imgEarly holiday deadlinesThe Reporter’s office in Bayonne will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26, and also on Monday, Jan. 2. Display ad deadline for the Jan. 1 edition is Tuesday, Dec. 27 at noon.  Display ad reservations may be sent via email to [email protected] or [email protected] during the days the offices are closed. Voicemail messages related to display advertising only can be left at(201) 798-7800, ext. 603. To send in news tips or letters, write to [email protected] Also check out our breaking news webpage, hudsonreporter.com.Jersey City man arrested for murder in JuneMaurice Miles, 30, of Jersey City was arrested on Dec. 14 by detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit for the murder of Davon Gordon, 25, of Bayonne, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.Gordon was shot to death on June 4 along with the wounding of another Jersey City man. Miles is the sixth individual charged in connection with the murder.Miles was arrested on a warrant after a grand jury indicted him on December 6, 2016 on thecharges of Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Certain Persons Not to Possess a Firearm .The Prosecutor credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the JerseyCity Police Department for the arrest.The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate this case with assistance fromthe Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the HudsonCounty Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.Holiday homeless helpCouncilman Michael Yun, the Jersey City Peace Movement, Action 21, Building Blocks, St. Lucys shelter, and several private donors are teaming up to bring some warmth to the homeless and needy in Jersey City.On Saturday, Dec. 24, at noon, the groups will be hosting a winter clothing and supplies giveaway in the plaza at Journal Square. Building off of a monthly event hosted by the Jersey City Peace Movement, they will be distributing coats, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and other goods to help keep underserved communities warm through the winter. Councilman Michael Yun’s office is contributing over 300 new scarves, gloves, hats, and undergarments, and many others have donated in kind. These items will be distributed directly to individuals in need on Saturday.“We’ve been doing this [giveaway] every last weekend of the month since 2004. It’s our way of calling for peace in the world, and of lending a helping hand to the people in our city who need it most,” says Erik-Anders Nilsson of the Jersey City Peace Movement. “We are very grateful for the generous contributions we’ve received this month. It’s so helpful.”To lend a helping hand this holiday season, consider making a donation of warm clothes, blankets, and other supplies. Any items we are unable to distribute on Saturday will be distributed during the following month’s giveaway.“It’s important to do an inventory of our own lives, and share the things we don’t need with our neighbors,” says Councilman Michael Yun. “My wife and I ask ourselves, is this thing–this extra coat or pair of boots–being used the way it should? If the answer is no, we give it away. I know it’s going to serve someone who needs it more. It feels good.”To donate, contact the office of Councilman Michael Yun at (201) 222-3534, by emailing [email protected], or by bringing your donations directly to the giveaway at Journal Square. Items brought directly should be new or thoroughly cleaned and ready to wear, and should be organized and separated by item type (organized items are easier to distribute. Please do not bring bags of unseparated items, as we will be unable to organize them during the giveaway.Menendez, Booker announce $45.5M to combat NJ HomelessnessU.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that over $45.5 million in grants have been awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to support hundreds of permanent and transitional housing programs for homeless individuals and families, and to support homelessness prevention programs in New Jersey.“This critical federal funding will help thousands of homeless men, women, children, families and veterans across New Jersey access safe and reliable housing and obtain the services and stability they need to get back on their feet and improve their lives,” said Sen. Menendez, the ranking member on the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development.  “We must continue to honor our commitment to ending homelessness by supporting effective local programs and services.”“This federal funding will provide much needed assistance to our most vulnerable populations by supporting the organizations on the front lines in the battle against homelessness in New Jersey,” said Sen. Booker.  “As a former mayor, I know how important increasing access to safe and reliable housing is to strengthening our communities.  We have a commitment to extending a hand to our brothers and sisters who need it most by helping ensure they have every opportunity to lift themselves up.”With the goal of long-term stability, the CoC Program is designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and to provide the services needed to help such individuals move into transitional and permanent housing.Grants in Jersey City were awarded  Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation the Jersey City Housing Authority, the Hudson County Division of Housing and Community Development, The House of Faith, the United Way of Hudson County, WomenRising, York Street Project. The West New York Housing Authority also received a grant as did the North Hudson Community Action Corporation in Union City.last_img read more

Bako launches site to help small bakeries sell online

first_imgA new website that enables consumers to order and pay for treats from their local bakery has been launched by Bako North Western Group.Bakers.Market is the UK’s first online marketplace for customers to find, order and securely pay for collection or delivery of products from bakeries across the country, according to Bako.Independent bakeries in the UK with or without an existing online store can register on the site now, with the public-facing side of it due to launch in June. They do not have to be Bako customers.It comes as bakeries across the UK have been forced to look at alternative methods of selling goods to customers amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with many turning to delivery or click-and-collect.“When we first began exploring the idea for the site with a straw poll of our existing customers, we found that only a third offered an online store capability already. The rest asked potential customers to either contact them using a phone number, email or web-based order form and usually were not able to securely take customer payments,” said Bako North Western Group CEO Mike Tully.“We launched Bakers.Market to provide a modern and sophisticated buying experience for bakery customers across the UK, connecting them with their local bakers so that they can access the bakery products they love through a slick, online experience.”The website was designed and built by London-based Vida Technologies. Bako will handle promotion of it to online shoppers and is also offering to help bakeries get up and running with their own, local marketing to support the central campaign and drive customers to the site.“We have made the site easy-to-use to provide a low barrier of entry for bakers who are new to selling online, allowing them to start small, test the market and grow their online businesses,” added Madhusudan Sunkara of Vida Technologies.“It also opens up a wider national audience for local bakers, giving UK consumers access to a wide variety of local delicacies. For example, many in London would never have heard of Welsh Oggies or Chorley Cakes or Scottish Black Buns, but they can find out about them and order them, where possible, on Bakers.Market.”In March, the Cybake team at Redblack Software also sought to connect bakeries with consumers via Baker Direct – an online directory of bakeries offering a delivery service in the UK and Ireland.last_img read more

NOLA’s Voodoo Fest Announces Top-Notch Lineup With Tool, Arcade Fire & More

first_imgReturning to City Park in New Orleans, LA for Halloween weekend, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has just revealed a great 2016 lineup! The festival has stacked their lineup, with headliners Tool, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd at the top, and dozens of additional performers throughout.The full lineup sees performances from G-Eazy, The Chainsmokers, Band of Horses, Cage The Elephant, Kevin Gates, Die Antwoord, Porter Robinson, Carnage, Foals, Rebelution, Excision, Gramatik, STS9, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Beats Antique, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires and so many more!You can catch the lineup poster below, and head here for further information.last_img read more

All Brothers Band Releases New Track, “In The Beginning”, In Honor Of Kofi Burbridge [Listen]

first_imgIn 2016, brothers Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers) and the late Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Derek Trucks Band), along with Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) and Neal Evans (Lettuce, Soulive) joined forces as the All Brothers Band. The quartet entered the recording studio for their first and only session, and also made their live debut at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive in 2016.Recorded at Alan Evans’ Iron Wax Studios in rural Western Massachusetts, the All Brothers Band never officially released any of the music from their lone session together in the studio. In the wake of the passing of Kofi Burbridge, Alan Evans decided that the brothers’ music needed to be shared with the world.Alan Evans shared a heartfelt message with the release of “In The Beginning”. He explains,As a tribute to our brother Kofi, we give to you ‘In The Beginning’. This is from the very first and only recording session of the All Brothers Band. After the initial tracking session, Kofi finished some overdubs at home on this song, sent me his files and we all went off to do our thing. The night I learned of Kofi’s passing, I decided to open up the sessions to have a listen. I ended up mixing this song and I swear I could feel Kofi next to me smiling as we both listened back to a truly amazing time. After everything was mixed, I sent it around to Neal and Oteil and we all knew this had to be shared with the world. I had one problem, there were no song titles. I was racking my brain trying to come up with a name and something told me to check my emails. There it was!!! I found the email from Kofi that contained his overdubs and he wrote in a song title, ‘In The Beginning’. So funny because I don’t remember seeing that when he originally sent it out but I imagine he’s the one who told me to check my emails. I don’t think there will be a day that goes by that I won’t think of him. I’m just so grateful we all got to play together, even if it was just for a brief moment in time. I hope you all enjoy this bit of pure joy and happiness we brothers shared together.Much love,AlanHead here to listen to and download the All Brothers Band’s newly released track, “In The Beginning”.last_img read more

Challenge met

first_imgMatriTarg Laboratories, a venture created by a team of Harvard fellows seeking new ways to diagnose and treat solid organ fibrosis, claimed the grand prize — and $40,000 in award money — in the inaugural Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge.Sponsored by deans from across the university and hosted at the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab), the challenge invited students and fellows from across Harvard’s Schools to develop entrepreneurial solutions that facilitate the delivery of affordable health care.“The help the i-lab has provided has really been invaluable, especially for someone like me,” said Derek DiRocco, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and a co-founder of MatriTarg. “I didn’t start as someone who wanted to grow a business — I’m more in science — so it was very helpful to have assistance in growing our company and our ideas.”DiRocco and co-founder Rafael Kramann, also a Harvard postdoctoral fellow at BWH, and their research adviser, Benjamin Humphreys, created MatriTarg to find and commercialize new diagnostic biomarkers and drug targets for solid organ fibrosis, a progressive disease that affects major organs and usually is not diagnosed until its late stages.As winners of the grand prize, DiRocco and Kramann will continue their i-lab residency with dedicated workspace, mentoring, and access to expert resources throughout the summer.Three other student-led teams were named runners-up and awarded funds to help launch their projects. First runner-up CareSolver, founded by Harvard Business School (HBS) students Shana Hoffman and Arick Morton, received $20,000 in funds. The venture is a Web platform for family members and informal care providers to increase quality care of the elderly.The two second runners-up, Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance, a nonprofit enterprise striving to integrate mental health care for children at schools in India, and SQ, a mobile application that allows individuals to manage and share information about their sexual health, each received $7,500.“When we bring people together across disciplines and across schools, as this challenge has done, things happen that would otherwise be unimaginable,” said Jeffrey Flier, dean of HMS and co-chair of the challenge. “I have great confidence that we’re going to see some great outcomes from the work in this competition.”The four winning teams were among eight finalist teams selected from more than 50 applications to compete for $75,000 in prize money. The challenge was supported by friends and alumni of Harvard.Each team developed a project to address one of four areas: redesign of health delivery, changing behavior, computation and data analysis, and stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. The eight finalists teams received $5,000 each and residency at the i-lab for the spring semester, and were assigned expert mentors and given support from specialized workshops to perfect their projects for Demo Day.“There is no more important problem and opportunity that faces humanity today than what exists in the arena of healthcare,” said Nitin Nohria, dean of HBS and co-chair of the challenge. “This is an area that begs for innovation.  The scale of opportunity runs the entire gamut, and this is a truly remarkable challenge.”The Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge was one of three challenges hosted by the i-lab this year, along with the President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship and the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge. All were designed to strengthen Harvard’s entrepreneurial community and foster cross-School collaboration.Gordon Jones, managing director of the i-lab, said, “This is a cross-University space, a resource for students who are focused on developing skills and accessing resources across the university to take their dreams as far as they can go.“This challenge is representative of that vision, helping students transform their nascent ideas into implementable solutions. We hope that the skills these teams have learned here at the i-lab during the challenge will not only help them with the projects they’re working on today, but throughout their careers and their lifetimes.”last_img read more

Millions may face protein deficiency as a result of human-caused CO2 emissions

first_img Read Full Story If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 percent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to new findings from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers estimate that roughly an additional 150 million people may be placed at risk of protein deficiency because of elevated levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. This is the first study to quantify this risk.“This study highlights the need for countries that are most at risk to actively monitor their populations’ nutritional sufficiency, and, more fundamentally, the need for countries to curb human-caused CO2 emissions,” said Samuel Myers, senior research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health.The study will be published online Aug. 2, 2017 in Environmental Health Perspectives.Globally, 76 percent of the population derives most of their daily protein from plants. To estimate their current and future risk of protein deficiency, the researchers combined data from experiments in which crops were exposed to high concentrations of CO2 with global dietary information from the United Nations and measures of income inequality and demographics.They found that under elevated CO2 concentrations, the protein contents of rice, wheat, barley, and potatoes decreased by 7.6 percent, 7.8 percent, 14.1 percent, and 6.4 percent, respectively. The results suggest continuing challenges for Sub Saharan Africa, where millions already experience protein deficiency, and growing challenges for South Asian countries, including India, where rice and wheat supply a large portion of daily protein. The researchers found that India may lose 5.3 percent of protein from a standard diet, putting a predicted 53 million people at new risk of protein deficiency.A companion paper co-authored by Myers, which will be published as an Early View article Aug. 2, 2017 in GeoHealth, found that CO2-related reductions in iron content in staple food crops are likely to also exacerbate the already significant problem of iron deficiency worldwide. Those most at risk include 354 million children under 5 and 1.06 billion women of childbearing age—predominantly in South Asia and North Africa—who live in countries already experiencing high rates of anemia and who are expected to lose more than 3.8 percent of dietary iron as a result of this CO2 effect.These two studies, taken alongside a 2015 study co-authored by Myers showing that elevated CO2emissions are also likely to drive roughly 200 million people into zinc deficiency, quantify the significant nutritional toll expected to arise from human-caused CO2 emissions.“Strategies to maintain adequate diets need to focus on the most vulnerable countries and populations, and thought must be given to reducing vulnerability to nutrient deficiencies through supporting more diverse and nutritious diets, enriching the nutritional content of staple crops, and breeding crops less sensitive to these CO2 effects. And, of course, we need to dramatically reduce global CO2 emissions as quickly as possible,” Myers said.last_img read more

Living on Love Begins Performances on Broadway

first_img Living on Love View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Renée Fleming, Jerry O’Connell, Douglas Sills, Anna Chlumsky and more start previews in Living on Love on April 1. The Joe DiPietro comedy, directed by Kathleen Marshall, will officially open on April 20 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre.Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, Living on Love follows Raquel DeAngelis (Fleming), a celebrated opera diva who, after her husband—the egomaniacal Maesto Vito DeAngelis (Sills)—becomes enamored with his autobiography’s ghost writer (Chlumsky), decides to hire her very own (and handsome) ghostwriter (O’Connell). Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms.The cast also includes Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson.  Related Showslast_img read more

Fall Fire Ant Killin’

first_imgFire ants have been laying low this summer, retreating to the cool of their homes deepin the soil. But as the days grow cooler, fire ants find renewed vigor.It may be hard to see the good news in reactivated fire ants. Active fire ants oftenswarm onto people who venture too close to their nests. They inflict many stings at oncethat can fester and stay painfully inflamed for days. But there’s good news, said University ofGeorgia expert Beverly Sparks. Simply put, fireants are easier to kill in the fall.”Fire ants are both closer to the soil surface and more actively foraging for foodwhen daytime temperatures are between 70 and 85 degrees,” said Sparks, an Extension Service entomologist with theUGA College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.Both traits are important. If you’re using a contact or drench insecticide treatment ona single fire ant mound, Sparks said, it’s critical to do it when the queen and brood areclose to the surface. And if you use any kind of fire ant bait, you have to put it outwhen the ants are foraging for food.Actively foraging ants will pick up a bait and carry it into the nest within minutes,she said. That’s important. If the ants don’t find the bait quickly, it will become rancidand unattractive to them.”If you put a bait out when it’s too hot or cold,” she said, “it’s justgoing to sit there.”The window for treating fire ants in the fall is narrow, though. As the fall deepensand winter drops temperatures below the ants’ ideal range, they move back down in theirnests and become less active again.Sparks said treatments to get rid of fire ants vary greatly, hinging on specific needs.County Extension agents have the expertise, she said, to suggest the best treatments forindividual situations.Just call the Extension office and explain how many mounds you have and where they are.The county agent can tell you which of the many treatments would be best for you. Red Imported Fire Antlast_img read more