EPIK Selects Financial Adviser for Newcastle FSRU Project

first_imgLNG project development company EPIK has chosen Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) to serve as financial adviser for its Newcastle GasDock LNG import terminal.ANZ will provide debt and equity advisory services for EPIK’s flagship FSRU project at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales (NSW) in the lead up to a Final Investment Decision (FID), anticipated in mid-2020.In August, the Government of New South Wales declared EPIK’s Newcastle GasDock LNG import terminal project as Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI), recognizing the project for its vital role in providing long-term energy and gas security to the region.“ANZ adds tremendous financial and advisory expertise to the Newcastle GasDock project as we continue to make significant commercial and regulatory progress,” Jee Yoon, EPIK’s Managing Director, said.“We have confidence that with ANZ’s assistance we will be able to secure optimal capital resources for the project, allowing us to provide the most competitive supply to the region.”The proposed Newcastle GasDock terminal will be capable of supplying more than 80% of NSW’s current gas demand, with the potential to increase throughput as demand requires.last_img read more

Statement on the proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act

first_imgScoop 13 December 2018Family First Comment: “Officers apply discretion on a daily basis in dealing with a range of matters, including the possession and use of drugs. Applying this discretion increasingly includes the use of alternative resolution options including pre-charge warnings, Te Pae Oranga, and referrals to health and other support services. Our focus continues to be on targeting the organised criminal networks who supply these harmful drugs to our communities. However, the possession and use of illicit drugs remains illegal and prosecution remains an option in order to prevent harm and keep people safe.”And this is how the marijuana laws should be treated also. Keep them illegal – but adopt a smart arrest policy.But DON’T legalise marijuana.Preventing harm caused by organised crime and drugs is a key priority for Police.We know that effective prevention requires action to target supply chains, combined with health-focused support to reduce demand, addiction and improve people’s lives.The move to schedule 5F-ADB and AMB-FUBINACA as Class A will provide Police with additional powers to target the manufacturers and suppliers of synthetic drugs, who are responsible for significant harm in our communities.The proposals also ask Police to prioritise a health response over a criminal one in applying discretion when dealing with the possession or use of drugs.Guided by the Policing Act 2008, the Solicitor-General’s prosecution guidelines, and Police’s Prevention First operating model, officers apply discretion on a daily basis in dealing with a range of matters, including the possession and use of drugs.Applying this discretion increasingly includes the use of alternative resolution options including pre-charge warnings, Te Pae Oranga, and referrals to health and other support services.Our focus continues to be on targeting the organised criminal networks who supply these harmful drugs to our communities.However, the possession and use of illicit drugs remains illegal and prosecution remains an option in order to prevent harm and keep people safe.Police will work closely with partner agencies to develop clear guidance for dealing with those in possession or using drugs, as legislative details are confirmed.As this guidance is developed, Police will continue using their discretion in a way that is consistent with our Prevention First model to reduce harm, provide support to those who need it, and keep our communities safe.http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1812/S00169/statement-on-the-proposed-changes-to-the-misuse-of-drugs-act.htmlast_img read more

Area Boys Soccer Regional Scores

first_imgWRBI Area Boys Soccer Regional Scores.Thursday  (10-16)Class 1A @ Jac-Cen-Del.Providence  3     Lawrenceburg  2Trinity Lutheran  3     Southwestern  2Class 1A @ Knightstown.Oldenburg Academy  5     Indy Lutheran  1Centerville  4     Brown County  3Class 2A @ Columbus NorthColumbus North  2     East Central  1Bloomington South  5     Richmond  0Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

Robert “Rob” D. Meyer – Brookville

first_imgRobert D. Meyer, of Brookville, was born on August 1, 1950 in Fort Collins, Colorado, a son to John and Rachel Fritzler Meyer.  After completing his education, Rob moved to San Francisco where he met his life partner Thomas D. Bredwell.  Rob and Thomas owned floral and gift shops in both San Francisco and Cincinnati.  Continuing the entrepreneurial spirit, they later moved to Brookville and opened Rileybrook Hall.  Rob was a talented chef, and Thomas was quite the entertainer and together they created many memorable dining experiences for their patrons over the years.  Rileybrook also served as a venue for beautiful weddings and private gatherings for their closest friends.  Many will remember Rob’s quiet, thoughtful nature and his wonderful smile.  On Monday, October 29, 2018, at the age of 68, he passed away at his residence.Those surviving who will cherish Rob’s memory include his sister, Delores Daubert of Silver Spring, MD; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Lynn Meyer of Fort Collins, CO; five nieces and two nephews; Darlene and Bob Koontz and children; Cindy Padgitt, and many friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his partner of 47 years, Thomas Bredwell.To celebrate Rob’s life, friends are invited to gather with the family on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.  Rev. James Orr will close the evening with remembrances and prayer.  Private burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.Donations in Rob’s memory can be made to the Franklin County Fine Arts Council or to Franklin County EMS.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Rob Meyer.last_img read more

Ward captures opening checkers at Crystal

first_imgMatt Szecsodi scored hard charger honors after qualifying out of his “B” feature, starting 18th and ending in sixth. CRYSTAL, Mich. (April 20) – After picking up a couple IMCA Modified feature wins during his racing vacation to Florida, A.J. Ward returned to a more familiar setting to continue pursuit of a fourth straight Dirt Works Eastern Region title.  Ward topped Saturday’s opening night feature at Crystal Motor Speedway ahead of ninth starting Mitchell Hunt and Brenten DeYoung.last_img read more

Martinez: Fixture demands cost us

first_img “It’s started a real thirst to be in that environment again,” Martinez added. “For our younger players, it is the first time they’ve been in Europe and the way we succeeded in many of those games, going away into different countries and being able to perform has been very important. “I do feel that the players in the squad, myself, my staff and the football club as a whole will want more of it. It gives you a real desire to push ourselves to become a winning team and have that more often. “We’re all disappointed from the result last night but to reach the quarter-finals of this competition is something we last did 30 years ago, that shows you the size of the achievement.” The Toffees were the country’s last hope on the continent before a 5-2 loss to Dynamo Kiev in Europe on Thursday night meant they followed Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in crashing out at the last 16 stage. It meant that there were no English teams in Friday’s draw for either the Champions League or Europa League quarter-finals for the first time since 1995, sparking a countrywide debate about the state of the domestic game. Press Association However, Martinez believes it is the competitive nature of the Premier League, coupled with a lack of a winter break, which is hampering clubs when they face fresher, less-tested teams in European competitions. “I think there are aspects there that make it very, very difficult for an English club to have success in Europe,” the Spaniard said. “If you look at the top leagues in Europe most of those have got a little break in the winter. I’m not saying that’s the difference but it can make a big difference in a squad that is playing domestically two cup competitions, when others are playing one cup competition. “We need to understand that our league is the best in world football. And when I say the best it’s because if you are at 70 per cent in a game, you’re going to lose it. That’s how competitive it is. It doesn’t matter about position in the table and I don’t think the other leagues have that. “The top teams that are normally involved in Europe can cruise through games and that makes it a lot easier to plan a group of fixtures in a two-to-three-week period. That is a big difference and that affects English clubs. “It’s not by coincidence. Some of the clubs in the Champions League have been unfortunate, there have been small margins but those small margins could easily be the demands that you face domestically. It’s something that clearly hasn’t been working in our favour.” Martinez’s men were ruthlessly eliminated in Kiev by a display of clinical attacking finishing as the hosts exposed their visitors’ defensive frailties. But while the manner of their exit was disappointing to Martinez, he took plenty of heart from a campaign which saw them beat Wolfsburg home and away and take four points off Lille in the group stage. Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists it is no major surprise that English clubs have struggled in Europe this season because of the domestic demands of the Barclays Premier League.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Gabriel gets one-match ban as fallout from Chelsea clash continues

first_img However, the ban retrospectively handed down to Costa has not gone down so well with Wenger’s Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho. The Spain international was given a three-match ban for violent conduct and Mourinho appeared to turn his anger on the Arsenal boss. “I don’t want to touch the theme and everything that surrounds this situation because I want to be on the bench,” he said on Friday. “I don’t comment and I tell you why: some managers can speak about the referee before the game and after the game and some others cannot. I am in the list of the ones that cannot. “An imaginary list, but clearly.” Mourinho repeatedly declined to name the individual he believes to be the exception – “just one out of 20,” he added – but appeared to be referring to Wenger, who pushed him in the Stamford Bridge technical area in October 2014. “You know,” he said. “”He can speak about the referees before the game, can speak about the referees after the game, can push people in the technical area, can cry in the morning, can cry in the afternoon, nothing happens. “Can be not achieved, keep the job, still the king. It’s a privilege.” Chelsea are awaiting the reasoned decision from the FA on Costa’s suspension. Gabriel has accepted a charge of improper conduct following the fall-out from his clash with Costa and will serve a one-match ban at Leicester this weekend. The separate charge relates to his conduct after being shown the red card by referee Dean. “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Arsenal defender Gabriel will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after he admitted an FA charge of improper conduct,” a statement from the FA read. “The charge relates to Gabriel’s behaviour following his dismissal in or around the 45th minute of the game against Chelsea on Saturday [19 September 2015]. “The player, who requested a personal hearing, was also fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct.” The news is a blow to Arsenal ahead of the trip to in-form Leicester, but one manager Arsene Wenger admitted at the pre-match press conference he expected. “He was sorry for what happened and very disappointed, but he is a fighter and his attitude in training the whole week was completely focused and motivated,” the Gunners boss said. “If there is no punishment we are a bit lucky, if there is a punishment I have to take it.” The 24-year-old made headlines last weekend after clashing with Diego Costa and picking up a red card for kicking out at the Chelsea forward in the Gunners’ ill-tempered 2-0 defeat. The FA announced on Tuesday it had accepted Arsenal’s challenge to referee Mike Dean’s decision and withdrawn the three-match suspension, but the Brazilian defender has not escaped all punishment. Press Association Arsenal defender Gabriel has been handed a one-match ban by the Football Association after accepting a charge of improper conduct.last_img read more

Biden On List of Obama Officials Who Requested Flynn ‘Unmasking’

first_imgFormer vice president Joe Biden’s name appears on a declassified list of Obama administration officials who requested the unmasking of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn in the days after the 2016 election.The list, obtained by CBS News, shows that Biden’s office made its request to see Flynn’s identity on January 12, 2017. The NSA says it “cannot confirm” that those listed personally saw the information.The list also names former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power, former director of national intelligence James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan, and former FBI director James Comey.Joe Biden appeared on ABC’s good morning America earlier this week and initially denied knowing that Flynn was under investigation then corrected himself.SCOOP @CBSNews obtains @RichardGrenell notification to congress declassified “unmasking list” Flynn between late 2016 and January 2017 – Read 3 pages provided by NSA here pic.twitter.com/NozVpQlRn2— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) May 13, 2020 Biden said Tuesday that he knew the FBI had “asked for an investigation of a Flynn, but “that’s all I know about it.The Department of Justice dropped last week after reviewing new exculpatory information, but a judge has delayed his ruling on the DOJ’s request to drop the charges. Biden initially claimed he knew “nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” but was forced to backtrack after ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pointed out Biden was reported to be in an Oval Office meeting on January 5, 2017, in which Flynn was discussed.Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell handed over the list to Attorney General Bill Barr last week after declassifying it, but DOJ sources revealed yesterday that they were unlikely to release the list. The documents obtained by CBS News show that Grenell sent the list to Senators Ron Johnson (R., Wisc.) and Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) who are conducting a probe into Biden’s Hunter Biden’s business dealings and Joe Biden’s diplomatic work.No crime was committed in asking for the unmasking, however whoever turned the information over to the Washington Post committed a felony.last_img read more

MPA delays fall sports season; athletes, parents demonstrate

first_img Latest Posts SULLIVAN — One week into September, the wait for a final decision on the 2020 fall sports season continues.The Maine Principals’ Association voted Wednesday to delay the start of the fall season by one additional week. The decision came a day after the governing body received a letter from state agencies recommending such a delay and disapproving of the proposal outlined at the MPA’s Aug. 27 meeting.In the letter received Tuesday, the state’s Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services wrote that several of the MPA’s proposed guidelines “did not comport” with state recommendations. The agencies specifically referenced the MPA’s guidelines on spacing and face coverings and the governing body’s failure to make modifications to sports in higher risk categories.The following day, the MPA announced a one-week delay of the season in a statement with the Maine School Board Association, Maine School Superintendents Association and Governor Janet Mills’ administration. MPA Executive Director Mike Burnham said the delay was necessary to “allow schools to get their academic programs underway as we further adjust our guidance.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“In the coming days, we will work closely and collaboratively with the administration to modify our guidance and arrive at a solution that will honor the state’s safety protocols and protect the health and safety of student athletes along with their communities,” Burnham said. “We are grateful to the departments for their response to our request for feedback and look forward to working with them so that students may be able to play sports as quickly and as safely as possible.”Red cups spelling out “#LetUsPlay” line the fence at Ellsworth High School’s Tug White Stadium. Ellsworth parents and students placed the cups, which were briefly taken down following an anonymous complaint received by the Ellsworth Police Department, at several athletic complexes around the city Friday. KELLI CASEY PHOTOIn her statement, Governor Mills advised Commissioner of Education Pender Makin and DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew to work with the MPA, Maine School Board Association and Maine School Superintendents Association to address concerns related to the guidelines. Makin and Lambrew added that the extra week would allow schools to focus on a return to education as leaders develop a new framework for fall sports.“We appreciate the Maine Principals’ Association’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of Maine’s student athletes as well as their fellow students, school staff and families, a commitment we share,” the commissioners said in a joint statement. “We will work closely with MPA, the Maine School Boards Association and the Maine School Superintendents Association on a path forward.”Prior to the delay, the season had been slated to begin Tuesday with the first practices. Golf, cross-country, volleyball, field hockey and soccer were eligible to hold countable games, matches and meets as early as next Friday, Sept. 18, with football eligible to begin the following Friday, Sept. 25. Those dates were announced July 20 after the MPA voted to delay its original start date of Aug. 17.Elsewhere in New England, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced Friday morning that contact football would not be offered this fall. The following day, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League moved football and volleyball to early 2021 after Governor Gina Raimondo said the sports could not be offered as part of the fall season.In Hancock County, Ellsworth High School students and parents gathered Friday evening in a show of support for the school’s fall athletes. As part of the display, participants lined cagelink fences at school athletic complexes with cups displaying messages of support for affected athletes.The demonstration was cut short Friday night after the Ellsworth Police Department, which had received an anonymous complaint, informed students and parents that the cups would have to be removed. Yet students and parents returned Sunday night to replace the cups after receiving approval from city officials and the Ellsworth School Department.On Monday, a group of approximately 50 people gathered on the front lawn at Sumner Memorial High School in a show of support for the school’s athletes. Students and parents held up signs and belted out chants of “Let Us Play!” as drivers passing by along Route 1 honked their horns in support.The display at Sumner came just five days after Regional School Unit 24 announced it would not be offering sports in the fall. Jennifer Soule, a parent of two Sumner students, said she plans to organize a petition urging the RSU 24 Board to reverse its decision.“Whether or not that’s going to work, we have no idea, but that seems like our only option,” Soule said. “We didn’t think that we would have to fight before; we thought that they would say yes. For them to say no was completely blindsiding to everybody.”The fate of fall sports is still up in the air at Ellsworth, Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy. Deer Isle-Stonington will not be offering soccer this fall but plans to offer cross-country and golf. Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. 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First Bank, Customs, MFM Stake Winning Streaks

first_imgZENITH WOMEN’S LEAGUEThree teams will be looking at maintaining their respecting winning runs when the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League resumes on Saturday.The teams are First Bank, Customs and MFM. They enjoyed an unbeaten run in the first phase of the league which ended shortly before the start of the Afrobasket Championship. And so, lovers of the game are in for another exciting round of amazing basketball action in continuation of the 2019 Zenith Bank Women’s League taking place in 4 different venues from Saturday September 7, 2019.The apex women’s basketball league which uniquely has been divided into four conferences will see 27 teams battling for a place in the Conference finals.In the North Central Conference, unbeaten Nigerian Customs women with 7 wins so far this season will hope to surmount the onslaught of Air Warriors and Plateau Rocks who are second and third on the table with 6 and 5 wins respectively.In the South East Conference, table toppers MFM Women’s team under Aderemi Adewunmi will hope to stay strong and pick one of the available tickets before Sunshine Queens, IGP Queens, Coal City Queens, Delta Force and First Deep Waters.8 teams will be competing in the North West Conference holding at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.The Liberty Stadium Ibadan Centre will have fierce rivalry with Dolphins of Lagos and First Bank Women’s Basketball Club who are the defending league champions slugging it out against Ogun Babes and Oluyole Babes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more