FSRU Höegh Esperanza picked for AGL’s Crib Point LNG project

first_imgNorway-based floating LNG giant Höegh LNG informed that its FSRU Höegh Esperanza has been selected by AGL Energy for the Crib Point project in Victoria Australia.Höegh LNG’s statement follows AGL’s decision to delay the start of its Crib Point LNG import project and the company’s decision to switch the FSRU it wants to deploy for the job.Under an agreement signed in December last year, AGL Energy selected Höegh Giant for the job.Höegh Esperanza has both a closed loop and an open loop system and is because of this considered by AGL to be a better fit for the operational requirements arising from the Environment Effects Statement (EES) currently been undertaken by the Victorian Government. The EES is expected to be concluded no earlier than the late first half of 2020.Final investment decision (FID) will be taken subject to and following the EES.As Höegh Esperanza is currently on contract with CNOOC until June 2021, taking into account the time needed for relocation, commissioning and start-up at Crip Point, this fits well with AGL’s planned commercial start-up in the first half of 2022.The charter with AGL is for a period of 10 years and remains conditional on the board of directors of AGL Energy taking a FID for the project.last_img read more

U.S. 50 restrictions begin in North Vernon

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for the $1.9 million roundabout project at the west end of U.S. Highway 50’s North Vernon bypass is onsite. Motorists will be shifted to the north side of U.S. 50.  Walnut Street and C.R. 400 West will close.Milestone, the state’s contractor, plans to build the east half of the intersection project during Phase I.Phase II construction builds the west half.  Traffic shifts to the center of the roadway.  Walnut Street and C.R. 400W will remain closed.Phase III construction builds splitter islands and the center island.  Traffic will be normalized.  Walnut Street and C.R. 400W remain closed.Phase IV construction builds the western curb entrance to the roundabout.  Walnut Street and C.R. 400W open to traffic.INDOT’s project replaces the existing stop-control configuration at U.S. 50/Walnut Street-C.R. 400W—located two miles west of North Vernon—with a single-lane roundabout measuring 166 feet in diameter with a 16-foot-wide lane and 14-foot-wide truck apron.Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts here, call 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media sites. and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Subscribe to receive text and email alerts here.last_img read more

Hopkins bests Bay Area Tour foes at Southern Raceway

first_imgMILTON, Fla. (May 30) – Greg Hopkins started outside row one, took the lead early and stayed in front to the finish of Saturday’s Bay Area Emerald Coast Tour at Southern Raceway.The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour win was the second of the season for Hopkins and came ahead of Justin Galbreath, who mounted a late charge from the ninth starting spot.Joey Bartlett, Tyler Allen and Jason Barnhill completed the top five in the third of six tour events this season at Milton.Feature results – 1. Greg Hopkins; 2. Justin Galbreath; 3. Joey Bartlett; 4. Tyler Allen; 5. Jason Barnhill; 6. Travis Snellgrove; 7. Brian Moseley; 8. Dennis Adams; 9. Jesse Barnhill; 10. Todd Neiheiser; 11. Josh Goodwin.Heat winners were Galbreath and Neiheiser.last_img

Financial difficulties force postponement of African Bodybuilding Championship

first_imgGhana is facing major financial challenges in its bid to organize the next African Bodybuilding ChampionshipGhana is rated third in Africa behind Egypt and Mauritius after winning two silver and three bronze medals at the last edition of the event in Mauritius two years ago.Already, 14 countries have confirmed participation on the competition which comes off in Accra between February 23 and 28.This is the first time in the history of the event that a West African Nation is hosting and each nation will have the opportunity to compete in nine weight categories.Abdul Hayye-Yartey who is President of the Ghana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association says putting together the competition is tough.He said the event was scheduled to come off in October last year but was postponed to December and further to February owing to financial challenges. Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

Amber Alerts Come to Facebook

first_imgSocial media presents both challenges and opportunity for those concerned with getting the word out about disasters and crime. The Emergency Broadcast System, for instance, has recently made the leap into mobile. Now, the latest innovation in crisis communications is the sharing of Amber Alerts on Facebook. Amber Alert is an international system to broadcast child abduction notices via television, radio, email, mobile and other media. Extending it to the most popular social network in the world makes sense. To get Amber Alerts via Facebook, go to the Amber Alert Facebook page and “like” the Alert for your state. It is also available for Puerto Rico, D.C. and the Virgin Islands, as well as the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and Newfoundland.Information in an Amber Alert includes descriptions of the victim and, if available, the abductor, description and license plate of vehicle involved, and time and place of abduction. The penetration of Facebook well past early and even secondary adopters, to your parents and grandparents, make it a powerful tool for such outreach. Almost 28,000 people like the main page but only about 1,500 like the Oregon Amber Alert page, as an example. So it needs to build some to become truly effective. Amber Alert is named after Amber Hagerman, a Texas girl whose abduction and murder remain unsolved. Additional sources: Lost Remote Tags:#Facebook#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img curt hopkins Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Everything to Know About NAB 2016: Cameras, Lenses, Gear, and More

first_imgNAB 2016 has come and gone. Here are ALL of the major announcements from the latest National Association of Broadcasters show.Top image via ShutterstockIt’s tough to imagine how the 2016 NAB show will be remembered. There were no announcements regarding amazing new cinema or broadcast cameras from any of the major manufacturers. In fact, the two biggest camera announcements came from Craft and Lytro — neither known to most audiences.This was a year dedicated to VR, 360-degree video, and stabilization tech. With regards to VR, the future is still up in the air. At the moment, it just isn’t practical for most users to shoot 360-degree footage due to the crippling cost of VR cameras. High-end rigs cost more than a car, and lower-price VR setups still cost as much as an actual production camera. Why buy a six-camera GoPro Omni for $4,999 when I could buy a Canon C100 or a Blackmagic URSA Mini for cheaper?Image via FoMA SystemsThere was some exciting tech announced regarding stabilization. Drones, gimbals, and ARRI’s purchase of the Artemis Trinity all grabbed headlines. There were so many new support rigs, we had to write two different roundups (Support Gear and More Support Gear) – and we still didn’t cover everything.NAB 2016 wasn’t a bust — but it was certainly quiet. After Blackmagic stole all the headlines with the URSA Mini in 2015, Canon positioned themselves to dominate NAB 2016 — but they barely made a blip on the radar. In fact, it was Sony who had all the foot traffic checking out all of their cameras on the floor. Sony was the only major manufacturer to announce a major new camera along with serious updates for their existing line.There are still plenty of shows left this year, like Photokina and IBC. In fact, rumors have Canon releasing a new mirrorless line at Photokina, but the real question is will we ever see the 5D MKIV? Only time will tell. With that wrap up of the event itself, let’s dive into everything worth looking at from NAB 2016.CamerasHere is a quick recap of the latest cameras, for more detailed specs and info check out the biggest camera announcements from NAB 2016.SonySony made a splash at NAB 2016 announcing the HDC-4800, a Super 35mm camera that can shoot up to 480 fps in 4K. They also debuted the PXW-Z150, a UHD camcorder that can shoot 4K footage and HD up to 120 fps. Most readers will be interested in the firmware updates for the Sony FS5 and FS7. Sony also introduced the AXS-R7 external recorder for the F55.CraftCraft stole the show without even having a booth. The modular camera came out of nowhere. The company had been teasing a production camera leading up to NAB 2016, where they finally released all the specs on their website. The biggest note was that all the information came from the website specs, as a functional camera has not been revealed — only a 3D rendering.Lytro Lytro showed off a camera unlike any other, using Lytro’s light-field technology. This camera doesn’t shoot images as much as it gathers information. The Lytro Cinema captures every ray of light in a scene, giving each pixel color properties. This doesn’t only give you control of color grading, but in post you can focus and change the depth of field. This gives you infinite creative choices in editing. The camera will also work wonders in VR.CanonNo updates on the 5D MKIV or any other DSLRs. The company did announce the ME200S-SH, a Super 35 camera that has the same sensor used in the C100 series. PanasonicPanasonic touted two new midrange 4K UX camcorders — AG-UX180 and the AG-UX90 — plus the Varicam LT that was announced earlier this year. The Varicam LT is a 4K Super 35mm camera designed for indie filmmakers.KinefinityKinefinity unveiled the new 5K and 6K Terra cameras. Both cameras are rather impressive, proving that the Chinese manufacturer is making giant strides in trying to break into an international market.Leica Leica debuted the new Leica SL, a 4K mirrorless camera designed to take on the likes of the a7S and GH4.LensesIn one of the main topics we have not yet covered this year, there were quite a few new lenses announced at NAB 2016.SLR Magic GH4 Anamorphic LensesEarly last year, Panasonic announced a GH4 update that offered support for anamorphic lenses. The problem? The only anamorphic lenses built for the GH4 needed an adapter or DIY setup. SLR Magic has remedied the situation with a new lineup designed for the GH4. Check out more over at No Film School.Zeiss AnamorphicThe new Zeiss Master Anamorphics offer interchangeable rear and front elements, giving you a multitude of options. Their new Compact Zooms are designed for lighter cameras, and their T1.5 Compact Primes are also now available. No Film School has more on the new Zeiss glass.Zenit LensImage via PetaPixelZenit returns with the new Zenitar 50mm f/0.95, 50mm f/1.2, and 85mm f/1.2 lenses. These lenses are all expected to see a 2017 release at a fairly low price. Peta Pixel has more on these new Zenit lenses.ArriARRI and Zeiss introduced two new lenses — the MA28 and MA180. The MA28 is a 28mm lens with T1.9 aperture speed, ideal for low-light work and shallow depth of field. The MA180 is a 180mm lens with T2.8 and a front diameter of 95mm.SchneiderSchneider has a new full frame Xenon lens — the Xenon FF 18mm T2.4. The company claims this to be the fastest full frame prime lens on the market. See more on No Film School.Video EditingWipster vs Frame.ioBoth Wipster and Frame.io made major strides in their video editing platforms. Both companies had previously hosted videos on their sites, which allowed editors to send proofs to clients — who could then make notes and adjustments during playback. Now both companies have integrated with Premiere Pro. Wipster released the Review Panel and Frame.io announced a Premiere Pro plugin (they also have a FCPX plugin).Adobe Adobe announced several updates to the Creative Cloud, most notably the major Premiere Pro VR capabilities. They also boosted Lumetri color controls, giving you more abilites when color grading.FCPX Editor KitsPremiumBeat teamed up with Shutterstock to create a new series of FCPX tutorials. Unlike your typical tutorial, we are providing footage, music, and assets for FREE. This allows you to accurately follow along and truly hone your skills as an editor. The Editor Kits are also featured on the official Apple Final Cut Pro page. You can download the assets and watch the tutorials at PremiumBeat.com/FCPX.Monitors, Lighting, Audio Equipment, and GearThere is always so much new gear at every NAB show. If you’re looking for more in-depth coverage on a specific product, be sure to check out our NAB 2016 roundups;The Newest in Monitoring, Lighting, and AudioThe Latest Camera Rigs, Dollies, Gimbals, Drones, and MoreMore of the Latest Camera Rigs, Dollies, Gimbals, and DronesDJIDJI was quick to make headlines for their major announcements — a new cinematic drone and a new Ronin gimbal. The Matrice 600 hexacopter will take your production cameras to the sky. The drone was designed to mount the new Ronin-MX gimbal — which can easily carry anything from a DSLR up to a RED or ALEXA Mini.ARRIIn a surprise move, ARRI announced the purchase of the Artemis Trinity from Sachtler/Vitec. The stablization system combines a gimbal with a traditional Steadicam rig. ARRI also announce some new lenses they collaborated on with Zeiss, as well as some great updates for the SkyPanel series of lights.MonitorsSmallHD really impressed the audience with their new SmallHDR line — a monitor so rugged it survived being beaten by bats, bullets, and trucks.Atomos announced a new flagship monitor/recorder, the Shogun Inferno. Blackmagic revealed their new Video Assist 4K, which was designed for ease with its touchscreen display.Read more about all of these monitors in our roundup.LightingAs previously mentioned, ARRI had a fantastic update to the SkyPanel, giving owners instant access to a catalog of gel colors, allowing you to change your color temperature to just about any color imaginable.KinoFlo introduced the Select Series LED fixtures with a Kelvin range of 2700K to 6500K. Fotodiox introduced a new FlapJack LED Wand and LED Ring Light. Ikan released some new Lyra LED Soft Lights, and Aputure showed off the new Lightstorm COB 120t fresnel. You can read about all of these lights here. In addition to our roundup — Hive Lighting debuted the incredible WASP 1000 and BEE 1000, two lights with the output of a 2.5K HMI. Mole-Richardson showed off the Tener LED, a 10K Tungsten equivalent. Each of these lights can be powered by a regular outlet. AudioTascam revealed the DR-10SG, a recorder with built-in microphone that attaches directly to your camera, ideal for DSLR and mirrorless shooters. Zoom introduced the U-24 and U-44 interface, which allow you to connect microphones, instruments, or monitors into an array of recording devices like computers and iPads. Aputure announced the low budget A-Lyra Lavalier mic and D3 Shotgun mic. Sennheiser showed off a new supercardioid microphone also designed for DSLR and mirrorless users. The MKE 440 is a stereo pair set in a V shape, said to represent the viewpoint of the camera. Read more about these microphones in our roundup.Other Tech and StorageFor storing and managing footage, G Tech debuted the G-Rack 12, a RAID 6 storage solution than can store up to 120TB of data. Switcher Studio‘s app allows you to control live camera switching through your mobile device.For storing gear, the new Pelican Air line has kept the same durability of the Pelican name with a 40% weight reduction. Those with drones will be excited to hear about the CaseCruzer, a durable shell that not only protects your drone, but can also charge three batteries and the remote.As far as stabilizers and gimbals, there were just too many to list here. Brand new gear from Kessler, eye catching devices by Edelkrone, a new EVF from Zacuto, the Freefly Alta 8 cinema drone, and the amazing robotic arm — KIRA.Be sure to check out the corresponding NAB 2016 posts, The Latest Camera Rigs, Dollies, Gimbals, Drones, and More and the aptly named More of the Latest Camera Rigs, Dollies, Gimbals, and Drones.That does it for NAB 2016. What are you most excited about getting your hands on? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

PH bet Romero Duno scores tough split decision for NABO lightweight crown

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Both fighters started out strong, landing heavy shots from the opening bell but it was Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) who connected better.The fourth round saw Rodriguez (30-8 26 KOs) get bloodied after an accidental headbutt while the fifth round featured Duno losing a point for hitting his opponent with a low blow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDuno sent Rodriguez to the mat with a solid body shot in the final minute of the eighth round but was unable to follow it up with no time left on the clock.Rodriguez then suffered a cut on his cheek after another accidental headbutt prompting referee Raul Caiz Sr. to send the fight to the scorecards. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES FILE – Romero Duno of the Philippines looks on after defeating Juan Sanchez of Mexico during their lightweight bout at The Forum on September 23, 2017 in Inglewood, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxer Romero Duno scored a tight split decision victory over Mexico’s Juan Antonio Rodriguez in nine-round slugfest to claim the North American Boxing Organization lightweight title at Fantasy Springs Casino in California Thursday.The judges scored  85-84 ,86-83 for Duno, and 85-84 for Rodriguez.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Topless Tongan eyes unique Olympic treble This was Duno’s 11th straight win while Rodriguez his second of his last three fights with his last victory coming against Filipino Mercito Gesta, who is a good friend of Duno’s.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments MOST READlast_img read more