first_img Energy,  Environment,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf reaffirmed his commitment to combat climate change by providing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with a six-week extension to develop a proposed rulemaking to allow Pennsylvania to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).Initially, the governor through executive action instructed DEP to develop a plan to present to the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) by July 31, 2020. Under the amended executive order, the deadline has been extended to September 15, 2020.“Addressing the global climate crisis is one of the most important and critical challenges we face. Even as we continue work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we cannot neglect our responsibility and our efforts to combat climate change,” Gov. Tom Wolf said. “Amending this order will provide DEP with more time to develop a strong plan without impacting our over goals for implementing the regulation.”“Given the feedback from members of our advisory committees and the general public comments, and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to continue our conversations and outreach among the environmental justice community, affected communities, and general public throughout this summer,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Gathering additional feedback prior to promulgation will allow us to strengthen the regulation and work with affected communities and will not affect the ultimate timeline for the regulation go into effect.”RGGI is a market-based collaboration among 10 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while generating economic growth. Governor Wolf issued an Executive Order in October 2019 instructing DEP to begin the regulatory process of participating in RGGI.The RGGI states have reduced power sector CO2 pollution by 45 percent since 2005, while the region’s per-capita GDP has continued to grow. Through its first six years of existence, RGGI investments were found to return $2.31 billion in lifetime energy bill savings to more than 161,000 households and 6,000 businesses that participated in programs funded by RGGI proceeds, and to 1.5 million households and over 37,000 businesses that received direct bill assistance.Pennsylvania exports nearly a third of the electricity it produces, and the cost of RGGI compliance for exported electricity will be paid by electric customers in the states where that electricity is ultimately used.Reducing CO2 emissions as part of combatting climate change is a top priority for the Wolf Administration. In January 2019, Governor Wolf signed an executive order to set Pennsylvania’s first statewide climate goals, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2025 and by 80 percent by 2050, compared to 2005 levels.Ver esta página en español. June 22, 2020 Governor Wolf Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Climate Change, Provides Update on RGGI Processcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgThe international oil & gas advisory and classification society DNV GL has presented ShipInox with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new small-scale LNG carrier/bunker vessel design.AiP handover session in Norway (L to R): Magnus Lindgren (DNV GL), Pål Spilleth (DNV GL), Johan P. Tutturen (DNV GL), Ivar Kollsgård (ShipInox), Rune Østbøe (ShipInox), Endre O. Sund (ShipInox), and Karolina Lundgren (Norwegian Maritime Authority); Source: DNV GLDNV GL said on Tuesday that this was the first ever class-approved design based on an offshore supply vessel (OSV).With a length of 92 meters, the ship will have a carrying capacity of 6,000 cubic meters.DNV GL’s most recent forecast predicts that by 2050 over 20 percent of total shipping energy will be provided by LNG.In the shorter term, with the sulfur cap on fuel entering into force in January 2020, the combination of technical maturity, efficiency, availability, and emissions reduction means that LNG is a viable option for many vessels, especially for newbuilding projects.Rune Østbøe, CEO of ShipInox, said: “Not only DNV GL and the Norwegian Maritime Authority, but a diverse range of companies spanning Innovation Norway, to the LNG-specialists at Torgy, and Fearnleys have all enabled us to deliver on this design. We are now in a position where we can help to accelerate entries into small-scale LNG with this fast-to-market and low-cost LNG carrier.”Trond Hodne, SVP at DNV GL, added: “This design could be a viable option for owners looking to move into different segments in a challenging market, especially as the gas segment continues to gain importance in shipping.”To clarify, an Approval in Principle is an independent assessment of a concept within an agreed framework, confirming that the design is feasible, and no significant obstacles exist to prevent the concept from being realized.The AiP is typically carried out at an early stage of a project to confirm its feasibility towards the project team itself, company management, external investors, or future regulators.Rendering of the new small-scale LNG carrier/bunker vessel design by ShipInox; Source: ShipInoxSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing the liquidation of Navios Europe I, Monaco-based tanker owner and operator Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation has taken delivery of five product tankers.The ships in question are MR1 chemical/product tankers Perseus N, Star N and Hector N. The first two units were built at Hyundai Mipo Yard in South Korea in 2009 and 2008, respectively, and the third at China’s CSSC OME in 2008.In addition, Navios Acquisition accepted delivery of two LR1 tankers, Aurora N and Lumen N, both of them constructed at STX Offshore in South Korea in 2008.Navios Acquisition paid USD 81.8 million for the ship quintet that has a combined deadweight tonnage of 239,632 tons.Specifically, the acquisition was financed through USD 32.5 million of bank financing, about USD 33 million receivables due from Navios Europe I and cash from balance sheet.The delivery follows an agreement reached in November 2019 to liquidate Navios Europe I, a company formed a few years ago to manage portfolios of vessels owned by HSH Nordbank.last_img read more

first_img 48 Views   no discussions Share Photo Credit: Kingdom Wedding Photography Your guest list is filled with friends, family, colleagues, bosses…but what if there’s someone on the list who’s seen you naked (and is not your gynecologist)? Whenever a bride or groom is thinking about inviting an ex to their nuptials, it can stir up all kinds of wedding stress-fueled anxieties.You can be the most mature, well-adjusted, secure partner in the world and still get rattled by your fiancé’s plans to invite “He/She Who Came Before Me.” (Nevermind that The Ex has a wife, four kids and is now a minister…your groom still isn’t okay with him being there on the wedding day!)Your wedding day is supposed to be a celebration that includes all of the people who support your marriage-a happy time when you walk together hand-in-hand into the future. If there’s a huge reminder of your past sitting at Table Six, isn’t it going to take some of the shine away from it all?Here are some considerations before you add an old flame to the guest list: 1. Is it that important that your ex be present at your big day?If your partner is really coming unglued, if you’re fighting about it, or if you’re showing more loyalty to Mr. Would-Have-Been than to your intended, then you have to think about one of the big words in the vows: Honor. That doesn’t start when you take your vows…it begins now. If your fiancé is adamant about not including your old boyfriend on the guest list, since it would be really painful to see him there, perhaps it’s best to honor your partner’s “No, I’m just not comfortable with that” feeling (no matter what the history or current friendship entails).2. What kind of ex is it?Was it a full-on 7-year relationship with the first man who gave you an engagement ring? That kind of blast from the past can be really jarring-not just for the groom but also for your family, who likely has strong feelings about the guy either way. If he was an almost-spouse, maybe it’s best just to stay Facebook Friends. If the ex in question was a casual relationship, a friendship you tried to push into dating zone, or maybe even someone you never went to bed with, simply explain the details to your partner. Reassure him that he is The Only One, and don’t turn this into a battle. Smile and say, “He was a space saver so that I was single and available for you.”3. How do you feel towards them? Be honest!When you look at that ex, do you subconsciously feel a magnetic pull back to your most romantic times? It doesn’t mean you’re in love with him, but that kind of energy doesn’t have a place on your wedding day.4. Would it be good for the kids?Some exes are ex-spouses and the father or mother of your children. And yes, some really well-adjusted family groups do feel comfortable with their former wife or husband being at the wedding, since the parting was amicable and the kids would be far happier with the show of friendliness than having Mom or Dad “left out.” Decide with both your ex-spouse and your fiancé if this is the right scenario for you.Tell us: Where do you stand on the ex factor? Would you or wouldn’t you? Sharon Naylor By Bridal Guide Share Sharing is caring!center_img LifestyleRelationships Should You Invite an Ex to Your Wedding by: – November 11, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_img Loading… Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly indicated to Barcelona that they should make a move for him. Read Also:Arsenal reveal decision on Aubameyang loan switch to Barcelona Since joining from Borussia Dortmund two years ago, Aubameyang has netted 57 goals in 91 games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 They state that the Gunners are reluctant to part ways with their top scorer, who is tied down at the Emirates for another 18 months.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

first_imgThis is the time of the year when you never know from week to week what kind of weather you are going to run into.  Two weeks ago it was stifling hot for the Friday night football games, but the next week the temperature was in the 50’s before the games were over.The hardest sport in which to compete in hot weather is cross country.  These days many kids suffer from allergies, and when humidity is high 3.1 miles is a long way to run at a competitive level.  Fall sports start out in the heat of August and may end in snow in late October or early November.  You have to go from mist spraying machines to wearing thermal gear under your uniform.The other headache with fall sports is having to reschedule outdoor events such as tennis.  Tennis requires dry surfaces, and in the fall it may take hours for the courts to dry up.  The other headache is the threat of lightning.  I believe you must wait at least an hour if lightning is seen anywhere near the playing area.  These headaches belong to the athletic director and his ability to find an alternate date.  Let’s hope this fall the weather stays on an even keel.last_img read more

first_imgStatewide –  Area legislators encourage Hoosiers who may be struggling to make ends meet and needing food assistance to turn to the state’s recently launched Operation Food program for help.  Indiana’s community kitchens, pantries and food banks saw a 154% increase in visits since the onset of COVID-19, according to the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. State Rep. Randy Frye said throughout the public health crisis and during the state’s ongoing recovery, many families need access to food and local programs are trying to keep up with the demand.   “Food pantries provide a much-needed service to the community, and some looking for help may not know what options are available,” Frye said. “Operation Food pulls together resources and gets the word out so families know where to turn and don’t go hungry.”Indiana’s food distribution network is made up of 12 food banks, and nearly 1,750 pantries and community kitchens. To help pool resources and meet the need, State Rep. Randy Lyness said FSSA’s Operation Food connects the network to hunger relief organizations, like Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, along with the Indiana State Health Department and the Department of Homeland Security.“This pandemic has caused additional food insecurity issues across the state,” Lyness said. “Operation Food is one of several available tools Hoosiers can use to connect with local resources and find the help they need.”  Hoosiers can click here to see the “Food Assistance Availability Map” to find help nearby. According to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke, the map includes pantries, meal sites with packed food ready to take home and eat, and school sites feeding students throughout the summer. Information is also provided on how to make a donation to local food banks as Indiana continues to recover from the health crisis.“Helping others in need is a big part of what makes Hoosier hospitality so special,” Ziemke said. “We have so many food pantries because Hoosiers want to help their neighbors. If we can connect people looking for resources to Operation Food, we can ensure they do not go hungry.”Ziemke said Hoosiers can also call 211 to connect to additional resources and programs, including help with housing, utilities, and summer food service options for children.last_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, IN –Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill issued an advisory opinion late Wednesday, directing that Governor Eric Holcomb should call a special legislative session to consider a statewide mask mandate rather than issuing an executive order to that effect.“Scientists tell us that wearing face masks is an effective means of helping prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19,” Attorney General Hill said. “The wisdom of wearing masks — or of laws requiring such measures — is not the issue here. Rather, the issue is whether we are following the proper and constitutional processes for enacting laws and whether we are respecting the distinct roles of each branch of state government.”Executive orders have an important and legitimate function during times of emergency, Attorney General Hill added.“But by this point in the pandemic — more than four months since the emergency declaration — it’s time to show some deference to the branch of government actually charged by our state constitution with the responsibility for enacting laws,” Attorney General Hill said.The governor announced Wednesday afternoon that he would sign an executive order requiring masks to be worn statewide during specific times and in specific places starting July 27 and that failure to follow the order would be a Class B misdemeanor offense. The Office of the Attorney General says it received several inquiries from legislators and constituents regarding the proposed order.“Before a certain conduct is determined to be subject to criminal penalty, it should receive considerable debate by the legislative body that represents the people of the state,” Attorney General Hill said.last_img read more

first_imgA fatal crash on Florida’s Turnpike has blocked all northbound lanes in Fort Pierce near Mile Marker 172.To avoid the closed lanes, exit at Okeechobee Road. #BREAKING: Crash on the Turnpike NB near MM 172. All NB lanes are blocked at this time. Traffic has to exit at Okeechobee Rd in #FortPierce and take I-95 or 441 as an alternate. @CBS12 pic.twitter.com/AR9NozL7Ug— Sam Kerrigan (@samkerrigantv) August 11, 2020last_img

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: Rafael Nadal is facing a race against time to be ready for the ATP Finals as he battles Novak Djokovic for the year-end number one ranking, admitting he is struggling with his serve. The 33-year-old said he was happy to be in London after being forced to pull out of last week’s Paris Masters at the semi-final stage with an abdominal strain, but admitted he was not serving at full tilt ahead of his opening match against defending champion Alexander Zverev. “I need to see how things evolve every single day,” he said. “I have good hopes to be 100 percent ready for Monday.”   Nadal is bidding to clinch the year-end number one spot in the ATP rankings for a fifth time — he is currently 640 points ahead of Djokovic ahead of the season-ending tournament in London, starting on Sunday. The Spaniard, who has never won the ATP Finals despite his trophy-laden career, dethroned Djokovic from the top of the rankings this week. He has often struggled with injuries towards the end of the season — missing the ATP Finals last year through injury and pulling out after just one match in 2017.  The top seed said he had only started practising his serving on Thursday and it had been “very slow”. “I don’t want to lie to you,” he said. “I have confidence that it can go well but I also have the doubt that it can go badly because the time from what happened in Paris until today is very short. I’m not feeling uncomfortable because I haven’t really served. I’ve only served very slowly. With my training so far I don’t have any kind of problem, I feel perfect, I don’t have any kind of pain.”   Nadal, who won the French Open and US Open this year, said he had been happy with his form before his injury. “I’m confident that I can be very competitive but of course it’s a tournament that you will face the top guys from the beginning so you need to be 100 percent ready,” he said. “I really hope that I will be able to serve every single day better.”  Nadal’s opponents in the Andre Agassi group are Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Zverev. The Bjorn Bjorg group features Djokovic, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini. Djokovic hungry  Djokovic, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this season, must reach the final in London to have any chance of overtaking Nadal at the top of the rankings. The Serbian, who can claim a record-equalling sixth year-end number one finish, said he was hungry to finish the year on top.  “One of the two biggest achievements that you can have as a professional competitive tennis player — winning a Grand Slam and being number one in the world at the end of the season,” he said. “At this stage of my career in terms of goals and achievements obviously that’s right at the top. In order for me to be in the position to be year-end number one I understand I have to be healthy and schedule well.”  The ATP Finals, featuring the year’s best eight players, is contested in a round-robin format with the best four players and doubles teams reaching the knockout semi-finals stage. last_img read more