Adam Jones to miss the whole of the Six Nations

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “If we lose Adam Jones we lose our cornerstone,” said legendary Wales prop Graham Price to the BBC“And we haven’t got anybody to replace him. There is nobody waiting in the wings for an opportunity to do a job, certainly nobody who puts their hand up. He’s certainly crucial to our forward effort, and looking forward to the Six Nations, if Adam is not fit that is one area we are going to struggle. An area [the scrum] where we thought we were going to do ok, and we could build our game on, all of a sudden it’s starting to fall apart.” Adam Jones (centre) will miss the Six Nations TournamentThe Ospreys medical team have received confirmation of the extent of lay-off facing Adam Jones after he suffered an elbow injury during Sunday’s Heineken Cup game against London Irish. Having received the medical reports following the player undergoing a scan earlier this week, Ospreys Head Physio, Chris Towers, has confirmed that Jones could be out for up to eight weeks, meaning he won’t be back for the final match of the Championship, against France on 19 March.Towers said: “The scans have confirmed our suspicion of significant ligament damage and soft tissue trauma to the left elbow. We’ve discussed the case at length, both with orthopaedic specialists and the WRU medical team, and expect that Adam is likely to be out for around eight weeks.”Jones joins 70-times capped Tom Shanklin, Gethin Jenkins and banned scrum-half Richie Rees on the sidelines for the tournament.last_img read more

The Holy Innocents: Newtown, Washington and the Way Forward

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Dec 19, 2012 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT ken johnson says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN The Holy Innocents: Newtown, Washington and the Way Forward Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Joyce Ann Edmondson says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 December 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm I believe this is an excellent “inclusive” article and comments made by the Archbishop very appropriate at this time as she seeks our cooperation in making changes in our lives to try to prevent these tragedies. I will certainly try to reach out to those I can and try to see Christ in them, as Mother Teresa said, in their distressing disguise. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC December 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm It is good to hear that as the church we are responding to this tragedy. The thing is that the shooting in Newtown is a rarity, perhaps that is why we are paying attention to it. Reality is that children are in more danger in their homes and with people they know than they are from strangers. Sadly this is also true in the church. They are not always safe places for our children. I spent my career working with these children of Jepthath that are sacrificed by their parents, families and also by the church. As the church leadership considers how to respond, I would urge them to consider how the church will respond the the issues of child abuse and domestic violence in our own communities and in our church. It is easier to focus way from our own behavior as a community and as the church to protect the children in our own back yard.The most effective way we can change the culture is to concentrate on our own behaviors and actions locally. We can spend our time pointing at others and saying “ain’t it awful,” writing letters to Congress and demanding political action. That is the easy part. Are we willing to step in and protect and care for the children in our own communities, families and parishes that are being hurt or have mental health issues? Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Comments (7) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA December 22, 2012 at 10:50 am I believe the following petition should be promoted in every parish:PETITIONTO: BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT SENATORS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESWe the people of [name of church] are heartbroken over the senseless massacre of 20 children and six of their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. We remember those killed: Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hocksprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, JesseLewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Russeau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt. Eternal rest grant to them O Lord.Since the horrific violence at Columbine there have been more than 100 incidents of gun violence in our schools and yet our elected officials have failed to act to restrict ownership of military style weapons capable of firing numerous rounds without reloading. Armed guards and armed teachers will not prevent violence but will increase the risk of injury.We implore our elected representatives promptly to enact legislation; 1. Banning the sale and ownership of assault weapons by individuals; 2. Banning the sale and possession of large ammunition magazines by individuals; 3. Requiring background checks for all sales of guns, including sales at gun shows and between private individuals. Press Release Service December 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm Many of us will be using the Collect printed above … but we shall amend its wording to say “… where the streets of our villages, towns and cities are filled with children plahing …”.Newtown, Connecticut, is not a city and most of the Episcopal Churches in the USA are not located in cities.Michael HartneyWatkins Glen, New York [population @2500] Mary H. Miller says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET January 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm Re. Mr Kramer’s Petition, I would add the following bans:4. Ban the manufacture, distribution and delivery of all and any assault and assault-style weapons and high-capacity clips except as required by law enforcement and national defence institutions.5. Ban the sale of any and all assault and assault-style weapons, lethality-increasing accessories made for the same, ammunition made for the same, and high-capacity clips over the internet.6. Place high excise taxs on all sales of weapons and ammunition both thru licensed retailers and gun shows.7. Quintuple the funding for the ATF. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Michael Hartney says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Keneth M. Kramer says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Gun Violence Rector Knoxville, TN December 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm 28 people died last Friday in Newtown CT, all of them created in the image of God. No matter what happens to that image over the course of a lifetime, we need to acknowledge and honor it. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Michael Seewer says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET December 21, 2012 at 5:46 am I will plan on sharing this information on our church website. It would be useful if there were a simple graphic that we could all have in common to visually identify this campaign to end violence. Might that be something that you can share with us, so we can all link to this useful information for our parish and website visitors? Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations has issued the following call to action.The Holy Innocents: Newtown, Washington, and the Way ForwardOne of the more striking contrasts on the Christian calendar is the commemoration of the Feast of the Holy Innocents on December 28, three days after the celebration of Christmas. In remembering the young children slaughtered by King Herod in Matthew’s account of Jesus’s birth, the Church jolts us from Christmas joy into a contemplation of the ways in which violence and human brokenness, in spite of Christmas, still enslave the human race.  Today, just as two thousand years ago, the most jolting violence of all is that committed against innocent children.This year, that jolt came earlier, and much more tangibly, than it normally does.  The murder of 26 innocent victims, many of them children, in a schoolhouse in Connecticut in the waning days of Advent ripped through the joy of Christmas for millions.  As our hearts and minds struggle to comprehend the tragedy of young lives cut short, Holy Innocents Day this year offers an opportunity for grace, hope, and inspiration for the days ahead.   It offers an opportunity “to awaken us” as Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her message immediate after the shootings, “to the unnoticed number of children and young people who die senselessly across this land every day” and challenge us “to work toward a different future.”What might the creation of a different future look like?   Here are two suggestions:First, we must realize that the brokenness that created the violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School is much more deeply inscribed in our culture than we often realize. There is no simple solution; no single law that, if passed, will ensure that such a tragedy never happens again. Our culture simultaneously glorifies, and trivializes, violence while stigmatizing mental illness and discouraging diagnosis and treatment.  Our culture too-often allows millions of children to grow up in situations of risk and allows firearms to be available widely. Changing the cycle of violence will involve substantial creativity and commitment in our communities, the deployment of all the assets of our congregations, and a commitment to examining our own behaviors. Can you commit to being a part of this? Can your congregation commit?Second, we must hold our nation’s leaders accountable for creating public policies that address this cycle of violence. The Episcopal Church has, for many years, called for policies to keep guns out of the hands of criminals (and to make certain assault weapons impossible to own), as well as to promote better availability of mental-health care and other measures designed to address the causes and effects of violence in our communities. Most have not become law because of a culture in Washington that has allowed these policies to become politicized or driven by partisan rhetoric.  In these difficult days after the Sandy Hook shooting, there are some encouraging signs that this gridlock in Washington is abating.  We’ve seen this before in the wake of tragedy, however. Ultimate change will require building an immense advocacy network, creating a comprehensive strategy to address the problem from many angles, and bringing together people of many different viewpoints. The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is working to create such a comprehensive advocacy strategy, as well as a nationwide network of advocates. Can you commit to being part of this effort? Can your congregation commit?If you answered yes to these questions, please do two things:1.     Commemorate victims of violence in our communities on Holy Innocents Day, or the Sunday following, and ask members of the congregation to be part of the solution.  Or pick another day soon when your congregation is gathered.  If the Connecticut massacre has taught us anything, it’s that any day might be Holy Innocents’ Day.  Conclude the Prayers of the People with the following, or a similar, collect:     Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the  hard wood of the cross to bring all of the world’s sufferings within your tender embrace:  Mercifully hear our prayers for all innocent victims of violence in our communities and throughout the world you so love.  Comfort those who mourn the loss of life, and receive the innocent into the arms of your mercy.   Accept our repentance for the ways in which we have encouraged and celebrated violence in our midst, and accomplish within us a true and lasting commitment to building the world you desire, where the streets of our cities are filled with children playing in safety; for with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.   Amen.2.    Visit here or and sign up to be part of the solution. Share your stories of your commitment.  Hear the voices of others. Commit to being part of an ever-widening advocacy network that will play a key role in pursuit of a comprehensive strategy to break the cycles of violence in our culture.   Whether you’re a layperson, a deacon, a priest, or a bishop, there’s a role for you.  In 2013, as our nation’s leaders begin discussing solutions, you will hear from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations and other leaders on how to leverage your commitment for the greatest good. You will be asked to write to Congress and the President. You will be asked to encourage your friends to participate. You’ll be asked to help make a difference.  Right now, we ask you to sign the following pledge:     As an Episcopalian committed in baptism to seeking justice and peace and promoting the dignity of every human being, I commit to being part of the solution to the violence in our culture that claimed the lives of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School and that claims the lives of 2000 innocent children through gun crimes each year. I commit to the pursuit of laws that keep guns out of the hands of criminals, prioritize the needs of at-risk children, provide care for mental illness, and address the many ways in which our culture both celebrates and trivializes violence. I commit to holding my lawmakers, my community, and my own household accountable.  I commit to accomplishing these things in 2013. I commit to being the change we need.Together, we can insist that our culture of violence change.   Together we can succeed.  As the prophet Jeremiah writes in the lesson appointed for Holy Innocents’ Day: “There is a reward for your work, says the Lord…there is hope for your future, says the Lord.  Your children shall come back into their own country.” Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Elaine Jenkins says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Bath win the European Challenge Cup ’08

first_imgThursday May 29, 2008 Bath win the European Challenge Cup ’08 Bath ended a ten year trophy drought as they lifted the European Challenge Cup at the third attempt at a soggy Kingsholm on Sunday. It was a fitting farewell for the departing Steve Borthwick and Olly Barkley.England captain Borthwick ended a decade of service to the club by guiding them to their first bit of silverware since 1998 and eradicating the misery of two losing tournament finals.Any season is judged by what happens at the end of it and to lift this trophy is just fantastic, said Borthwick.Its vey emotional as I have a great 10 years with Bath and it is just brilliant for these players to get this reward.Barkley, who joins Gloucester next season, kept Bath ahead by landing a drop-goal, two penalties and a conversion.“Today wasn’t about rugby; it was about leaving a group of people I’ll miss dearly people I love,” said the England centre, who will spend rather more time at Kingsholm next season on account of his decision to join Gloucester. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Bath win the European Challenge Cup ’08 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Library funding

Steve Coffman looks at possible sources of funding for libraries in the January 2000 edition of Searcher. Read “‘And Now, a Word From Our Sponsors…’: Alternative Funding for Libraries” in the Seacher. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Library funding About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 4 February 2000 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

More Than $975,000 Awarded to Improve Water Quality in Indiana

first_img SHARE Previous articleUSDA Providing More Than $70 Million to Protect Agriculture from Pests, DiseasesNext articleSullivan County Couple to Represent Indiana Farm Bureau on National Committee Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board awarded $975,651 in matching grant funds to 15 soil and water conservation districts and organizations through the Clean Water Indiana program.“Soil is one of our most valuable resources,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “I commend our State Soil Conservation Board for continuing this award, even through this difficult year. I want to congratulate our conservation districts and soil health organizations for their awards, and I am looking forward to seeing the work they continue to do to conserve our natural resources.”The Clean Water Indiana program is administered by the state’s conservation board. The program provides financial assistance to landowners and conservation groups that are working to reduce runoff from non-point sources of water pollution, whether it’s on agricultural land, urban areas or eroding streambanks.Once received, districts can use the funds to partner with other counties or address specific needs within their jurisdiction. Some examples include participating in a cost share program, hiring staff, providing technical assistance, implementing cover crop incentive programs or increasing watershed capacity.“Indiana is committed to soil conservation and improving water quality across the state, this funding will allow these conservation districts to do just that,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “I am looking forward to seeing each districts’ plans come to fruition and am confident the future of soil conservation in Indiana is long-lasting.”Brad Dawson is the chairman of the state soil conservation board and has led the board since 2020.“All of Indiana’s 92 soil conservation districts work hard each year to better their communities,” Dawson said. “I am certain this funding will got a long way in ensuring Indiana remains a leader in soil conservation.”Clean Water Indiana is managed by ISDA’s Division of Soil Conservation and funded by a portion of the state’s cigarette tax.Below is the list of awardeesOrganization Amount Dubois County SWCD $99,000Fayette County SWCD $60,000Jay County SWCD $130,000Jefferson County SWCD $41,595Johnson County SWCD $2,656Lawrence County SWCD $60,000Marion County SWCD  $27,500Owen County SWCD $64,800Pike County SWCD $42,000Spencer County SWCD $80,100St. Joseph County SWCD $65,000Sullivan County SWCD  $72,000Wabash County SWCD $75,000Indiana Association of SWCD’s $90,000Southern IN Cooperative Invasive Species Management $66,000 Facebook Twitter More Than $975,000 Awarded to Improve Water Quality in Indiana Home Indiana Agriculture News More Than $975,000 Awarded to Improve Water Quality in Indiana By Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture – Jan 6, 2021 SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Myanmar: “Time to end a judicial farce”

first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned News to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torturecenter_img Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone (right) have been held pending trial since 12 December (photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP). Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists who were arrested six months ago in Myanmar. They have been held ever since their arrest in a police sting operation on 12 December that was designed to intimidate and silence all of Myanmar’s journalists. May 11, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Myanmar: “Time to end a judicial farce” While investigating an army massacre of Rohingya villagers, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo responded to an invitation to meet with a police officer in a Yangon restaurant, were handed some documents during the meeting, and were arrested as they left on a charge of possessing official secrets.Despite ample proof of their innocence, they are being held simply because they did their jobs as reporters, and did it in an exemplary manner: they were among the few journalists to investigate a massacre of Rohingya Muslims by solders and Buddhist civilians in Inn Din, a village in northern Rakhine state, on 2 September 2017.After Reuters published a report about the massacre, a military court sentenced seven soldiers to ten years in prison for carrying out “extra-judicial executions.” Meanwhile, the two Reuters reporters are facing the possibility of 14-year jail terms.Despite a great deal of support for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from the international community including RSF, which has launched a petition for their release, and despite the many contradictions and inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case and the testimony of its witnesses, all of the requests for the journalists’ release have been rejected.A police captain, Moe Yan Naing, unexpectedly testified on 20 April that the police deliberately set a trap for the journalists and – equally unexpectedly – the judge of the Yangon court that is hearing the case decided to accept his testimony despite the prosecution’s request that it should be ignored.After giving his testimony, the police captain was himself given a one-year jail sentence because, he said, it “stops other police officers from saying the truth.”“The evidence of the innocence and professionalism of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo is overwhelming, so it is incomprehensible and unacceptable that these two Reuters journalists are still being held five months after their arrest,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“It is time to end this judicial farce. Continuing to hold them despite inconsistencies in the testimony, fabrication of evidence and procedural violations constitutes judicial persecution and points to a crude manipulation of the judicial system by the security agencies with the aim of deterring further investigative reporting on the army’s actions in Rakhine state. We call on Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to free these two journalists at once and to guarantee press freedom throughout the country.”Since last September, RSF has been pressing Aung Suu Kyi about the press freedom violations in Myanmar resulting from the Rohingya crisis, and has repeatedly called on the government and army to allow media reporting in Rakhine state, where there has been “ethnic cleansing”, the UN says.Myanmar has fallen six places in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 137th out of 180 countries. Organisation May 26, 2021 Find out more News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en last_img read more

SDLP call for publication of cross border health report

first_img WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter SDLP call for publication of cross border health report The SDLP Health Spokesperson is calling for the publication of a report on cross border cooperation in health. Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA Tommy Gallagher says the report was compiled in 2007, but Health Minister Michael Mc Gimpsey refuses to publish it.Much of the report, it’s understood, focusses on the North West cross border radiotherapy centre at Altnagelvin in Derry which is proceeding, but Tommy Gallagher says there are other sectors covered which would also be mutually beneficial.He says it’s time to publish the document, and doesn’t accept the minister’s assertion that there is nothing of value in it………..[podcast][/podcast] Previous article75th anniversary of the Arranmore Disaster being marked todayNext articleJob fears for Medisize plant in Letterkenny News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img Pinterest Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – November 9, 2010 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Upgrade to Regional status will improve diabetes services at Letterkenny General

first_img Upgrade to Regional status will improve diabetes services at Letterkenny General Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Upgrading Letterkenny General Hospital to a Regional Hospital will improve it’s chances of securing additional services, especially for patients with diabetes.Donegal North-East Deputy Charlie McConalogue says that The National Clinical Programme for Diabetes proposes that care be centralised for each region in a centre ideally based at a Regional Hospital.Deputy McConalogue says that he doesn’t want Letterkenny General to be overlooked as a potential location……[podcast][/podcast] News By News Highland – August 11, 2011 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePolice investigating reports of overnight gunshots in DerryNext articleNew report to reveal hundreds of child abuse cases in Raphoe diocese News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

MPUC approves revised FEIS of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project

first_img Enbridge gets key approval for Line 3 Replacement Project in Minnesota. (Credit: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures) Enbridge is set to move forward with the US part of the Line 3 Replacement Project after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) approved its revised final environmental impact statement (FEIS).The MPUC voted 3-1 in favour of the second revised FEIS apart from agreeing to reinstate the company’s applications for a certificate of need and permit for oil pipeline routing.The US portion of the Line 3 Replacement Project, calls for replacing an existing 34-inch pipe with a new 36-inch pipe for 21km in North Dakota, 542km in Minnesota, and 22.5km in Wisconsin.Enbridge said that it will continue working with the state and federal permitting agencies to finalise the permits needed to begin construction on the pipeline replacement project.Enbridge liquids pipelines executive vice president Vern Yu said: “After nearly five years of community engagement, environmental review, regulatory and legal review, it’s good to see the Line 3 Replacement Project move forward.“It is a $2.6 billion investment in the state’s critical energy infrastructure, but from the start of the project has been about improving safety and reliability for communities and the environment.”According to the Canadian midstream company, the Line 3 Replacement Project in the US will help to provide secure, reliable, and growing supplies of North American crude oil to Minnesota and the surrounding region.The pipeline replacement project was approved by MPUC in June 2018. However, in June 2019, the Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the approval by the commission citing that the latter’s FEIS of the project was inadequate.The court then said that the FEIS did not address the effects of a potential oil spill from the pipeline project into the Lake Superior watershed.Subsequently, in October 2019, MPUC issued a request to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Energy Environmental Review and Analysis (EERA) to submit a revised FEIS after including an analysis of the possible oil spill in the water body.Background of the Line 3 Replacement ProjectOverall, the Line 3 Replacement Project involves the complete replacement of about 1,660km of the existing Line 3 with a new pipeline and associated facilities on both sides of the Canada-US international border.Enbridge had wrapped up construction on the CAD$5.3bn ($3.99bn) Canadian segment of the pipeline replacement project and started commercial service in December 2019. The Line 3 Replacement Project involves the complete replacement of about 1,765km of the existing oil pipeline on both sides of the Canada-US international border last_img read more

Energy Transfer completes Lone Star Express pipeline expansion project

first_img Energy Transfer completes Lone Star Express pipeline expansion project. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay.) Energy Transfer has completed the Lone Star Express expansion pipeline project to add additional capacity to its pipeline system in Texas.The expansion adds more than 400,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids capacity to the company’s current Lone Star NGL pipeline system in Texas.The project is a major part of Energy Transfer’s 2020 capital programme.It is expected to help in alleviating infrastructure constraints out of the Delaware and Permian basins in West Texas.The expanded 566.5km 24-inch pipeline starts at a point near Wink, Texas in Winkler County, and links the existing Lone Star Express pipeline at the Morgan Junction in Bosque County, Texas, south of Fort Worth.Lone Star pipeline system will be finally connected to the Mont Belvieu facilityEnergy Transfer said: “It will provide shippers additional connectivity out of the Permian and Delaware basins, further encouraging the recovery of production and jobs underway in the region.”The company said that the pipeline system will be finally connected to its Mont Belvieu facility, which is an integrated liquids storage and fractionation facility.Located along the US Gulf Coast, the facility is said to have connectivity to more than 35 petrochemical plants, refineries, fractionators and third-party pipelines.Furthermore, Energy Transfer said that its seventh fractionator at Mont Belvieu was commissioned earlier this year, which brings the total fractionation capacity to over 900,000 barrels per day.In December last year, the company has completed the previously announced $5.1bn acquisition of oil and natural gas transport firm SemGroup. The expanded 566.5km 24-inch pipeline starts at a point near Wink in Winkler County, Texaslast_img read more