Washington state wins another round in battle to stop Millennium coal export terminal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Washington state and environmental groups scored a win in their fight against a West Coast coal export terminal April 1 when a federal district judge dismissed a foreign affairs doctrine claim brought by BNSF Railway Co.Lighthouse Resources Inc. subsidiary Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview LLC was denied a water quality certificate from the state of Washington in September 2017 based on environmental concerns and other potential impacts of the project. BNSF planned to provide rail service to the proposed terminal and maintained that Washington’s denial of the state’s water quality certificate is preempted by the foreign affairs doctrine. U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan dismissed those claims in an April 1 order in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, granting summary judgment to Washington and environmental groups including the Washington Environmental Council and the Sierra Club.BNSF’s claim was denied, the judge explained, because the railroad company failed to point to an express executive policy which is in conflict with the state’s denial of the permit. A National Security Strategy Report, an executive order and the general remarks of the president and the administration in favor of the coal, the judge wrote, do not suffice as evidence for the foreign affairs doctrine claim.Bryan dismissed other claims brought by backers of the project in late 2018.Lighthouse originally appealed the state’s denial to Washington’s Pollution Control Hearings Board, but the decision was upheld in August 2018. The board’s decision was appealed and is currently pending in the Cowlitz County Superior Court.The Millennium project was being built primarily to move Powder River Basin and Uinta Basin coal to Asian markets. The proposed terminal was expected to have a capacity for exporting 44 million tonnes per year.More ($): Federal judge dismisses coal export backers’ claim against Washington state Washington state wins another round in battle to stop Millennium coal export terminallast_img read more

The Goods: Fly Fishing Gear

first_imgThe best fall fly fishing gear for 2013:1. Sage Bass II Smallmouth Fly RodWarm water abounds in the Southeast and when you are targeting bucketmouths, bronzebacks, toothies, or old pajamas, you need to wield a big stick with a stiff backbone to show them who’s boss. These rods are engineered specifically for different types of bass, from bluegill to peacock, and they have the power to huck big streamers and poppers all day while still being accurate enough to cast into deep cover.  If you are into bass fishing, the Sage Bass II is a must-have for your quiver.$550; sageflyfish.com 2. Cheeky Ambush 375 ReelThe latest, and definitely boldest, entry into the high-end reel market is Cheeky Reels. Founded by four anglers who quit their lucrative day jobs to pursue their obsession for fly fishing, that passion is reflected in their products: the flashy colors belie the top-notch quality of these reels. The Ambush 375 ranges from 5-7 weight, making it the perfect reel for everything from Blue Ridge trout streams to big water bass fishing. The sealed disk drag will stop any fish in its tracks and the MAX arbor will bring them to net faster. Don’t let the price scare you off, this reel will last a lifetime.$360; cheekyflyfishing.com3. Costa Prop ShadesCosta makes sunglasses for fishing, it’s their specialty and they are very good at it. New for 2013 is the Prop, an homage to the 1950s with retro styling in a medium fit. These shades are lightweight so you can wear them all day, and feature a no-slip nose pad to keep them on your face as you cast. Cut even more weight with the 580p scratch- and impact-resistant plastic lenses.$150; costadelmar.com4. Simms Down Under Zip TopDuring the fall, temps can drop in a hurry at the golden hour, that time right before sunset when fish go into a feeding frenzy. Then you still have to hike back to the car. Carry the Down Under mid-layer for extra warmth; the wool will still keep you toasty even when wet and provides an outstanding weight to warmth ratio. Plus, it fights off body stench so you can fish in it all day, then rock it to the bar. Only your fish stories will turn people off.$99; simmsfishing.com5. Umpqua Ledges 650 Waist PackUmpqua Feather Merchants jumped into the pack market with both feet in 2013, producing a product line that garnered rave reviews, and the Ledges 650 may be the cream of the crop. This hip pack has enough room to store any fly you will ever need, and is packed with innovative features like a high wear tool sheath and weather proof pocket to hold your camera for that “grip and grin” shot. This pack also features a suspended back panel to keep you comfortably fishing all day.$129; umpqua.com6. Patagonia Ultra light Wade BootsOne of the most challenging aspects of fishing in the Blue Ridge is getting to that secret spot. Whether you are trekking high into the mountains for brook trout or walking down the tracks to your favorite smallmouth shoal, doing it in waders can be a bear. At just over two pounds, these wade boots are lighter than anything on the market and are comfortable enough for the long slog up the trail, because you know what they say: less people, more fish.$179; patagonia.com7. E-Case Protective CaseThese days, it’s almost impossible to leave the cell phone in the car. A smartphone is now a fish finder, camera, life line, and map all in one, but can cost a pretty penny if you drop it in the drink trying to get the hero shot. E-Case allows you to store your phone or tablet in a waterproof sleeve, while also allowing you to swipe, talk, and take photos without exposing your device to the elements.$25; e-case.com8. Loon Streamside KitWhether you are just starting out or looking to upgrade your gear, having the right tool for the job is essential, especially on the river. Loon provides you with everything you need in their Streamside Kit. Whether you are trying to keep a fly afloat, make it sink, see it better, cut it off, or keep it close, this kit has you covered. It even includes UV wader repair in case something comes out of the water to burst your waterproof bubble.$70; loonoutdoors.comlast_img read more

Presented project that will arrange and upgrade part of the port of Cres

first_imgToday, the County Port Authority of Cres presented the project “Reconstruction and upgrades of the western part of the port of Cres” whose work officially begins in the first days of September. The project “Reconstruction and upgrade of the western part of the port of Cres” is worth almost 40 million kuna, of which almost 30 million kuna was co-financed through the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020. In addition, adequate mooring and mooring security will be provided for liner ships in year-round liner shipping, better access to the place of embarkation for persons with reduced mobility will be arranged and ensured, bus and sea terminals will be connected, and the passenger terminal will be more accessible to vehicles. delivery and emergency services, as well as quality and safer pedestrian access. “The new western port of Cres will create a completely new view of our city and, with the realization of the project, we will get a better entrance to the port that will meet the needs of our fellow citizens and visitors in the future. The County Port Authority has made a valuable step forward in achieving this goal and is creating a port that meets 21st century standards. As the mayor of the city where this valuable project will be implemented, I am proud that the integration of the island of Cres and the islets of the Cres archipelago into the wider transport network will be strengthened, which directly affects the improvement of education and access to medical care.”, Said the Mayor of the City of Cres Kristijan Jurjako. The project worth 40 million kuna is a continuation of the arrangement of the Cres waterfront, which will directly contribute to increasing the quality of life of the inhabitants of the island of Cres and the surrounding islets It is a project that will build an external breakwater to accommodate liner passenger ships and arrange the mainland part of the port, which consists of a narrow coastal strip and shallow coastal sea that stretches along the Cres coastal road – a valuable urban space, important in creating the image and identity of Cres. The project is one of the most significant since the establishment of ZLU Cres and one of the largest investments in the maritime domain in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. center_img Photo: PR “Never before has investments been made in port infrastructure. We have to thank especially the European funds, the port authorities that prepare these projects, but also the Ministry that helps them in the application process. As recently as three years ago, when I took on the role of minister, I insisted on starting the construction of port infrastructure. Today, investments in transport infrastructure amount to around 20 billion kuna and, I repeat, I am especially proud of the fact that we are building ports. Such projects are of great importance for the development of the Croatian coast and Croatian islands”, Emphasized the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković. The project will build an external breakwater with a total length of about 185 meters and a width of about 6 meters, and arrange the land part of the port with a length of about 280 meters. Completion of the project is planned by the end of 2021, and it will ensure the necessary protection of the waters within the port area of ​​the port of Cres, ie protection of the bay from waves and wind, which directly affects the preservation of property (vessels) of Cres residents during storms. “I am proud that the Cres County Port Authority has started this important investment project which will significantly improve the quality of life of our fellow citizens. First of all, the project will create the basis for the development and increase of the number of year-round lines to the county center, archipelago islands, as well as economic centers in the area, and most importantly, improve the connection with medical and educational centers. A quality port and a quality line are a prerequisite for preserving life on the islands and the basis for further development of the local economy and tourism, which is why I am glad that Cres is part of the story of connecting Croatian islands.”, Said the director of the County Port Authority of Cres Anton Opatić and added that the implementation of the project will reduce congestion and congestion in the port, which are very common during the summer season.last_img read more

Second Phase of MGT Expansion Includes Dredging

first_imgInternational Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has initiated the second phase expansion of its Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), located 92 miles upstream on the left bank of the Congo River, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).The Phase 2 expansion will more than double MGT’s existing annual throughput capacity to 400,000TEU/yr.“The expansion of MGT is aligned with actual and projected container growth rates for the DRC,” said Hans Ole Madsen, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, ICTSI.“Studies suggest that Congo will achieve emerging market country status within the next 10-years and as such we are very confident that this nearly $100 million expansion plan anticipates the DRC’s requirements over this period and will deliver unrivaled efficiencies,” added Hans Ole Madsen.One of the main features of this scheme is the dredging of the Congo River initially to a depth of 10 meters and subsequently to 12.5 meters.Implementation of this project will commence in 2020 and will promote lower marine freight rates further enhancing Matadi’s natural competitiveness.last_img read more

Qatargas delivers its first cargo to Summit LNG

first_imgImage courtesy of QatargasThe world’s largest liquefied natural gas producer Qatargas has delivered the first Q-Flex cargo of the chilled fuel to the Summit LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) located offshore Bangladesh. The cargo, aboard Qatargas-chartered 210,000-cbm Al Safliya, was loaded at Ras Laffan Port on December 27, 2019, and delivered to the FSRU on January 14, 2020, Qatargas said.This is the first commercial open water ship-to-ship transfer involving a Q-Flex vessel delivering to Petrobangla at their Summit LNG terminal (SLNG).SLNG is a project jointly developed by Excelerate Energy and the Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) on a build, own and operate basis. The FSRU SUMMIT LNG is under a 15-year charter deal to Petrobangla and carried the inaugural LNG cargo from Qatar in April 2018.The deliveries to Petrobangla are made under a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) signed in September 2017 between Qatargas and Petrobangla to supply up to 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum for 15 years.last_img read more

Historic support for DSC Taxation Course

first_img Share Sharing is caring! House being constructed. Photo credit: anguillabeaches.comThree more corporate citizens partner with the DSC to deliver the 2011 International Taxation In The Caribbean Context Course.The Dominica State College (DSC) is partnering with the business community to bring competency to organizations and businesses in Dominica and have received tremendous support of many of the corporate citizens of the country.  The latest corporate citizens to  join with the DSC to deliver this year’s International Taxation in the Caribbean Context (ITCC) course are (1) The Garraway Hotel, (2) Fine Foods Inc. and (3) Island Car Rentals Ltd.    The Agricultural and Industrial Development Bank (AID Bank) of Dominica gave the DSC its commitment to support the ITCC early and is  the main sponsor of the seminar.All of the sponsors share one commonality.  They believe that continuing education is critical for the improvement and internationalization of their organizations’ standards.  They all agree that the 2011 ITCC will provide their professionals with the opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and skills in one of the unavoidable challenges, brought about by globalism, and that is, international taxation.The ITCC will run from 7th to 11th August, 2011, at the Bath Estate Campus of the DSC, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, each evening.The goal of this 15 hour course is to familiarize participants and prepare them to handle the global challenges of taxation of international transactions, especially as it relates to the people of the Caribbean.  The course will cover topics such as:Tax treaties and the effects on the Caribbean Basin;International employment and retirement benefits – the tax perspective;International taxation of intellectual property;Tax competition, harmonization and national sovereignty;CARICOM, the OECD, and harmful tax competition; andThe future of the international taxation regime.Attorney and Professor of Law, Vaughn E. James, JD, DD, Ph.D., will teach the course.  Professor James is a Dominican who has spent several years in the teaching profession.  As a law professor, he has taught at Syracuse University in New York, the University of Tennessee, Southern Illinois University, Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he has been employed since July 2001.   He teaches a wide range of courses, with the concentration in tax courses – Federal Income Taxation, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, International Taxation, Taxation of Tax-Exempt Entities, and Gratuitous Transfers.  He also serves as Director of the Income Tax Clinic at Texas Tech University and is the author of several publications on the subject of taxation. Professor James is currently a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.  In addition to his duties at Texas Tech University, he runs his own law practice (with offices in Lubbock, Texas, and Newburgh, New York) where he devotes a significant amount of his time and resources to tax work.  He is admitted to practice law in New York, Texas, the Federal Northern District of Texas, and the United States Tax Court.The course is intended to attract professionals from various industries and organizations including: bankers, lawyers, accountants, Inland Revenue officers, magistrates, financial advisers, Senior Government Officers, politicians, insurance officers and lecturers.Dr. Donald Peters, President and his administration express their appreciation to AID Bank, Garraway Hotel, Island  Car Rentals, and Fine Foods Inc. for their sponsorship that will now help DSC to deliver this high level professional development course.  Such support strengthens the resolve of DSC to create a culture of life long learning where stimulating personal and professional empowerment becomes automatic in our people.The Seminar is being coordinated by Mr. Merrill Matthew, Director of Continuing Education.DSC and its partners hope that Dominican professionals will be encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to enrich their knowledge and skills by registering for the course.Press ReleaseOffice of the Director of Continuing Education, Dominica State College LocalNews Historic support for DSC Taxation Course by: – July 15, 2011 Sharecenter_img 9 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

Haaland’s late winner for Dortmund keeps Bayern Munich waiting

first_imgErling Braut Haaland came off the bench to score a spectacular 95th-minute winner for Borussia Dortmund in their 1-0 victory at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday that kept Bayern Munich waiting for an eighth straight Bundesliga title. Dortmund’s Norwegian teen forward Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring the 95th-minute winner at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday. Dortmund were heading towards a frustrating draw at relegation-threatened Fortuna when Haaland headed home Manuel Akanji’s cross seconds from time to score his 11th goal in 12 league games. The result leaves second-placed Dortmund four points behind leaders Bayern, who host fourth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach later Saturday. Haaland, 19, came on with half an hour left and was involved in the build-up when Raphael Guerreiro had a 65th-minute goal disallowed after the VAR spotted the Portuguese international had played the ball with his upper arm.Advertisement Loading… However, with time almost up, Haaland leapt to flick his header into the Fortuna net for his 14th goal for Dortmund in 15 games since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January. Dortmund had endured a nervous final 10 minutes before Haaland struck as Duesseldorf substitute Steven Skrzybski twice hit the post and fired wide. Duesseldorf’s defeat boosted second-from-bottom Werder Bremen, who are now level with Fortuna on 28 points following their 5-1 thumping of bottom side Paderborn. With Bundesliga matches played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, home advantage again counted for little with four victories going to the away team in the afternoon’s five games. – Lifeline for Bremen – Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt celebrates after his side took a key step towards safety with a 5-1 win at bottom side Paderborn.Bremen responded to back-to-back home defeats with an emphatic away victory in pouring rain as Davy Klaassen netted either side of a goal by Japanese forward Yuya Osako to make it 3-0 at half-time.It could have been 4-0 as Bremen forward Milot Rashica had a penalty saved.Midfielder Maximilian Eggestein made it 4-0 with an hour gone before Paderborn’s Moroccan-born substitute Abdelhamid Sabiri scored their consolation goal.Just 15 minutes after coming on for his first appearance for nine months after tearing knee ligaments, Bremen striker Niclas Fuellkrug capped a fairytale return when he slotted home the fifth goal on 90 minutes.With three games left to stay up, Bremen host Bayern on Tuesday, then Mainz, who are also fighting to survive, and mid-table Cologne.Ten-man Hertha Berlin were thumped 4-1 at home by Eintracht Frankfurt after their Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata was sent off on the stroke of half-time for bringing down Bas Dost, who was through on goal.Krzysztof Piatek gave Hertha an early lead at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, but Frankfurt roared back with unanswered goals by Dost, two from Portuguese forward Andre Silva and French defender Evan Ndicka.Freiburg came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg in a game dominated by VAR.Wolfsburg raced into a 2-0 lead inside 30 minutes when Dutch striker Wout Weghorst finished off a sweeping move, then converted a penalty.Weghorst also had his head heavily bandaged after an accidental kick in the face.Wolfsburg had two goals by Daniel Ginczek ruled out by the VAR and it finished 2-1 at half-time as Freiburg pulled a goal back through midfielder Lucas Hoefler.Hungarian Roland Sallai equalised just after the break.Read Also:Ronaldo, Messi slammed by Italy legend InzaghiAfter picking up just two points in their previous five games since the Bundesliga restart in mid-May, FC Union got their fist win since February with a 2-1 win at Cologne.Goals by defender Marvin Friedrich and midfielder Christian Gentner sealed the victory which pulled Union up to 13th, seven points from the bottom three.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyeslast_img read more

The Citadel looks to end streak vs Mercer

first_imgSQUAD LEADERS: Kaelon Harris has averaged 13.5 points and 7.1 rebounds to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Kaiden Rice is also a key contributor, maintaining an average of 12.7 points per game. The Bears are led by Djordje Dimitrijevic, who is averaging 17.1 points and 4.1 rebounds.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Dimitrijevic has accounted for 42 percent of all Mercer field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 27 field goals and 32 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: The Bears are 0-11 when they score 67 points or fewer and 15-3 when they exceed 67 points. The Bulldogs are 0-15 when they fail to score more than 73 points and 6-6 on the season, otherwise.COLD SPELL: The Citadel has lost its last seven home games, scoring an average of 65 points while giving up 80.3.DID YOU KNOW: The Citadel is ranked fifth in all of Division I with an average of 76.5 possessions per game. The Citadel looks to end streak vs Mercer Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMercer (15-14, 9-7) vs. The Citadel (6-21, 0-16)McAlister Field House, Charleston, South Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Mercer looks to extend The Citadel’s conference losing streak to 20 games. The Citadel’s last SoCon win came against the Samford Bulldogs 87-83 on Feb. 23, 2019. Mercer knocked off Chattanooga by five in its last outing.center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 25, 2020last_img read more

Džeko among the most expensive players of the Balkans

first_imgBiH football players Edin Džeko is the third most expensive football player of the Balkans, reports Anadolu agency.Džeko is valued at 27 million EUR, just after Stefan Jovetić from Montenegro and Luka Modrić from Croatia.BiH national team is ranked third after Croatia (181 million EUR), Serbia (150 million EUR) and it is valued at 99.45 million EUR, leaving Montenegro, Slovenia and Macedonia behind.last_img

How Do You Socially Distance inside a Hurricane Shelter?

first_img(Washington, DC) — While our nation is focused on the coronavirus, Florida’s senators are also looking ahead to another threat, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season which is supposed to be especially active. If you’ve ever spent time in a crowded hurricane shelter, you know how difficult it could be to stay six feet away from others. Republicans Rick Scott and Marco Rubio sent a letter yesterday to FEMA about the upcoming hurricane season asking some key questions. Scott and Rubio asked FEMA for guidance on how communities should handle operating shelters while social distancing guidelines are in place.Letter excert: “To ensure our communities are properly prepared, we urge FEMA to issue guidance to state and local governments, tribes and territories regarding hurricane preparedness and response that addresses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and procedures in the wake of the Coronavirus. In addition, we ask that you take into account how to properly evacuate and shelter those who either have, or are suspected to have, the Coronavirus in the event of a storm. Consistent and sound guidance will be crucial to saving lives during a natural disaster.”Read full letter here. Hurricane season starts June 1st, and Scott and Rubio say hurricane plans need to be in place as soon as possible.last_img read more