KBR awarded feasibility study for high CO2 gas field development. (Credit: Pete Linforth from Pixabay) KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced that it has been awarded a Master Service Agreement (MSA) and Feasibility Study by JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (“JX Nippon”), a leading integrated energy, resources and materials group in Japan.Building on KBR’s strong and successful portfolio in this area, the study will assess options for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), alongside blue hydrogen production relating to oil and gas fields in South East Asia, a region where JX Nippon continues to expand on its global track record of CCS/CCUS projects.KBR will provide technical consultancy services in relation to developing concepts and technology recommendations for the capture of CO2, reinjection, and production of blue (i.e. carbon free) hydrogen.KBR will also evaluate the feasibility of conversion and transport of hydrogen in other forms for sale into the market, including liquified cryogenic hydrogen, liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC), ammonia, and methanol (utilizing CO2).This project will be led primarily from KBR’s consulting hub in Singapore, leveraging on the specialist skills of its wider strategic and advisory consulting and engineering groups. This includes a world leading cryogenic hydrogen team which works with NASA extensively on the storage, training and safe handling of hydrogen at extreme temperatures.“We are excited to be a part of this significant project which is indicative of the global transition to more sustainable energy supplies and our ambition to grow and maintain a substantial presence in Asia Pacific,” said Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, Energy Solutions.“Being given the opportunity to work on this study is indicative of KBR’s capabilities and skillsets across complex industrial assets and demonstrates our strategic commitment to sustainability, decarbonization, and the development of blue/green hydrogen as both the clean energy for the future, and foundation of a green chemical and product supply chain.” Source: Company Press Release KBR will provide technical consultancy services in relation to developing concepts and technology recommendations for the capture of CO2, reinjection, and production of blue (i.e. carbon free) hydrogen
Aldi and Lidl once again achieved record-breaking growth in the 12 weeks to 30 March, while grocery shares fell overall.The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel revealed a ‘dramatic market slowdown’ across the big four, with share growth of just 0.6%.The figures are distorted by Easter falling late this year, which was included in 2013 data for the same period. Kantar predicted that ‘corrected’ market growth would stand at 1.5%, including 0.9% estimated growth from Easter sales, which would still be low.On the other hand, Aldi reported its highest-ever growth of 35.3%, which boosted it to a record market share of 4.6%. Likewise, Lidl enjoyed a record-breaking month and now accounts for 3.4% of the market.The ‘big four’ supermarkets faced declining sales over the 12-week period, exacerbated by the late falling of Easter. All have experienced share declines, with Asda posting the most resilient performance.Waitrose held on to its record 5% share of the last period while The Co-operative retained its 6.1% share. Frozen food outlet Farmfoods reached a record share of 0.8%.“Amid a challenging market backdrop, individual retailer growth might be expected to be restricted,” said Kantar Worldpanel director Edward Garner.Grocery inflation stands at 1.8% in the 12 weeks to 30 March – its lowest level since July 2010.
After a few weeks off the road, moe. brought their jams to the Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY to kick off a two-night run yesterday. Few bands have captured the hearts of Upstate New York music fans as powerfully as moe., and their return to Utica was certainly cause for celebration. With their Hoppy Hour Hero on tap and Ryan Montbleau Band opening up, moe. brought a ton of energy and some great moments during their performanceThe show started with an insane “Timmy Tucker > Threw It All Away > Timmy Tucker” combination, before the band dusted off their classic tune “Don’t Fuck With Flo.” After giving fans a version of “CalifornIA,” the group segued into the David Bowie cover “Fame.” Once the funky song was done, moe. called on Ryan Montbleau and vocalists Kit Holliday and Lydia Harrell for a set-closing cover of Steely Dan’s “Bodhisattva.” What a set!The second set was also chock full of great jams, with a sequence of “Water > Hector’s Pillow > Bring You Down” to open things up. The next section was easily a highlight of the night, as the band brought out No Guts, No Glory track “Silver Sun” and segued into Grateful Dead classic, “The Other One.” Not played since 1/24/15, moe. rocked the Grateful cover before returning to their psychedelic “Silver Sun” song. “Mar-DeMa” into “Y.O.Y” kept things going, and it was “Plane Crash” that closed out the set. With an encore of “Sensory Deprivation Bank,” moe. bid their fans a fond farewell.moe. continues their run at Saranac tonight, July 30th, with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Check out some video highlights and the full setlist, provided by moe., below.Bring You Down (clip)Silver Sun > The Other One (clip)Setlist: moe. at Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY – 7/29/16Set One: Timmy Tucker > Threw It All Away > Timmy Tucker, Don’t Fuck With Flo > CalifornIA >(nh) Fame, Bodhisattava*Set Two: Water > Hector’s Pillow > Bring You Down, Silver Sun > The Other One# > Silver Sun, Mar-DeMa >(nh) Y.O.Y, Plane CrashEncore: Sensory Deprivation Bank* – w/ Ryan Montbleau, Kit Holliday and Lydia Harrell# – Last Time Played = January 24, 2015
According to an article in The Guardian today, a series of worldwide benefit concerts are being planned in honor of David Bowie‘s 70th birthday on January 8th, 2017. The main event is scheduled to take place at the O2 Academy in Brixton, England, the birthplace of The Starman.Scheduled to appear and perform will be Bowie’s long-time friend and actor Gary Oldman, along with former bandmates Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Sterling Campbell,Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell, and a number of other special guests and performers. Proceeds from that event will go to Children & The Arts charity, which supports music education for the underprivileged in United Kingdom.No additional information with regards to the other locations and lineups has been released at this time. However, those details will be announced “sporadically”, according to a spokesperson, who also mentioned that the all-star cast will “create a sound like no other.”[via The Guardian]
System Of A Down fans who are hoping for the arrival of the band’s next album before the end of the decade may be waiting a little longer than they’d hoped.Earlier this week, the Armenian-American hard rock band’s guitarist, Daron Malakian, revealed that their first studio effort since 2005’s Hypnotize is still nowhere close to hitting the shelves. It’s worth noting that the band is still active and scheduled to perform at numerous events in 2019, including the inaugural Sonic Temple Music Festival and Chicago Open Air.Related: A New Guns N’ Roses Album Is In The Works, Band Members Confirm“I’m the main writer for System of a Down, so when there’s talk about maybe making an album, a lot of that kind of comes down on my shoulders to produce that album,” Malakain admitted in the interview, in which he also discusses new music via his other band, Scars on Broadway.He admits that some of the material included on Scars on Broadway’s 2018 album, Dictator, was initially penned for System of a Down. When nothing ended up happening with S.O.D., Malakain ended up using those songs for Scars’ album, even though System had spent time rehearsing the album’s opening track, “Lives”.Malakain continued in stating, “System of a Down doesn’t seem like we’re really coming together and making an album. So, I can’t sit on the songs forever … There was a time that I was waiting and rooting for it and hoping it happens, but … I’m kinda really happy with what I’m doing with Scars.”With no new album on the horizon for System of a Down, the band’s fans continue to undergo the same struggles experienced by Guns N’ Roses fans, who spent years waiting for the arrival of Chinese Democracy before it finally arrived in 2008. So they’ve got that going for them, which is nice.[H/T Consequence of Sound]
In 1839, Hannah Whitcomb arrived in Tuscarora Village, a small Native American community near Niagara Falls, New York to begin her work as missionary to the Tuscarora Indians. For the next two decades, she lived with the tribe, married one of its chiefs, raised five children, and wrote dozens of letters that chronicle everything from her day-to-day life to tribal history.Nearly two dozen of those letters, written by and to Whitcomb (later Hannah Chew), were recently presented to Houghton Library by two of her descendants, Ann Wigle and her son, John. The letters form a unique personal record of what life was like for early-19th century missionaries, and will complement existing Houghton collections, particularly the archive of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM), who sent Hannah Whitcomb to the Tuscarora.The nation’s first organized missionary society, ABCFM was formed in 1810, and sent thousands of missionaries all over the world, including India, China, Thailand, Africa and the Middle East. Hundreds of missionaries – including Whitcomb – were also sent to spread the Gospel to Native American populations throughout the U.S.“Most of what we have in the archive are the official records of the organization, or letters that missionaries were required to write about their activities, and send back to the Board Commissioners,” said Leslie Morris, Houghton Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts. “That information is fabulous for anthropologists and other scholars. Often, however, we don’t have the more personal side of the missionaries’ life. We are always interested in material that helps broaden the official perspective.”Dated from 1841 to 1865, Whitcomb’s letters were handed down from one generation to the next until Ann and John Wigle approached family members with a plan to turn the letters over to Houghton, where they could be preserved.“We realized they are delicate, and they need to be protected,” John Wigle said, of the letters. “They’re too valuable to be stuck in a closet. We suspect that there are more letters out there, and hopefully people will come forward with them, because they should all be together.”Whitcomb’s letters, however, weren’t the only Tuscarora-related material to come to Houghton last week.Tuscarora tribal elder Neil Patterson Sr. agreed to leave a minute book, an organizational record kept by the mission that details meetings and includes records of deaths and excommunications, at Houghton, where it will receive conservation treatment, and will be copied for use in the Houghton Reading Room.
Ryan Silverman Broadway Alums Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to Reunite for New Netflix Series They worked 9 to 5 together and now Oscar winner and Broadway alum Jane Fonda and Tony and Emmy winner Lily Tomlin are to star with each other once more in the new Netflix series Grace and Frankie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy, written by Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, will follow nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), who suddenly have to deal with the fact that their husbands have fallen in love with each other. Star Files Four-time Tony Nominee Victor Garber Boards Starz Series Power Victor Garber will play a recurring role in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s upcoming Starz drama Power. According to The Wrap.com, Garber will appear as Simon Stern, a well-known club owner and events expert. Masters of Sex, Starring Annaleigh Ashford, to Come Early Suffering Annaleigh Ashford withdrawal after she departed Kinky Boots to become a series regular on Masters of Sex? Well ,you won’t have to wait too much longer to see the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner again on the small screen. According to TVLine.com, Showtime has moved the Masters of Sex season two premiere date up from fall to this summer. The series’ first episode will air July 13. First Date’s Sara Chase Joins New Tina Fey Series First Date’s Sara Chase has boarded Tina Fey’s new NBC comedy series Tooken. Deadline reports that she will play doomsday cult member Cyndee, whose best friend Kimmy escapes. Annaleigh Ashford Santino Fontana Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Rebecca Luker Jeremy Jordan Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana and More to Team Up for CSC Broadway favorites Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, Alexandra Silber, Ryan Silverman, Howard McGillin and Brooke Shields are joining forces for Classic Stage Company’s 2014 Annual Gala, Musical Masterworks. They will perform the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and Lorenz Hart on May 12 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. View Comments View All (5)
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Kenton Burt was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two girls over the course of three years at a family-owned Hicksville music school (Credit: NCPD)A 62-year-old Connecticut man who worked as an instructor at a Hicksville music school that his family operates was accused on Thursday of sexually abusing two female students during private lessons over the course of three years. Nassau County police arrested Kenton Burt at Burt Music School on Newbridge Road Thursday without incident, police said. Burt, who is from Kent, Connecticut, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Police alleged that on numerous occasions from January 2012 and March of this year, Burt sexually abused two female students, between the ages of 9 and 14, during private lessons. A police spokesman said one of Burt’s family members owns the school. Police are continuing the investigation. Detectives ask anyone who feels they may have been victimized to call the Special Victims Squad at 516-573-4022. Burt will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Oct 2020 7:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Advertisement Mesut Ozil has offered to pay the wages of Arsenal club mascot Gunnersaurus (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have responded to Mesut Ozil’s stunning offer to pay the wages of club mascot Gunnersaurus by insisting the world’s most notorious footballing dinosaur will return to work once the Emirates Stadium is open for business again.Jerry Quy, the man who has entertained fans of the club by donning the iconic green costume since 1993, was effectively made redundant earlier this week as a consequence of the covid-19 pandemic which has prevented supporters from attending home matches since early March.Ozil, who has been frozen out of the first team picture by manager Mikel Arteta, is the club’s highest earning player on £350,000-a-week and refused to join the rest of his team-mates by taking a 12.5% pay cut during the national lockdown.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal announced their decision to make 55 staff redundant earlier this summer, but Ozil has seemingly chosen to ride to the rescue of Quy and promised to pay his wages for as long as he is still employed the club. ADVERTISEMENTHe wrote on Instagram: ‘I was so sad that Jerry Quy aka our famous & loyal mascot @Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club was being made redundant after 27 years. Ian Wright was among the Arsenal legends who have aired their dissatisfaction at the demise of Gunnersaurus (Picture: Twitter)‘As such, I’m offering to reimburse @Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player…’Responding to Ozil’s act of kindness, an Arsenal spokeperson told ESPN: ‘Gunnersaurus is not extinct and will return to action when fans are allowed back at matches.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWhile Gunnersaurus lives on, it is unclear whether or not it will be Quy who is employed to undetake the role and when that might be, given the government has rode back on its initial plans to partially reopen football statdiums this month. The likes of super fan Piers Morgan have reacted to Quy’s demise by calling out the club they support, with the GMB presenter tweeting yesterday: ‘You’re going nowhere @Gunnersaurus. I refuse to let @Arsenal sack you. Come on @m8arteta @Aubameyang7 – this is not what our club is about. #savegunnersaurus,’MORE: Holly Willoughby shares heartache after Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus let go by club: ‘He’s a hero in our house’MORE: The key reason Thomas Partey wanted to leave Atletico and join ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Arsenal respond to Mesut Ozil’s incredible Gunnersaurus offer
January 25, 2016 Read more agency year in review blog posts.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf The Blog, Year in Review During my first year as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, I was privileged to meet with business owners and workers across Pennsylvania on Governor Tom Wolf’s “Jobs That Pay” tour.My department is all about jobs.We house the state’s Bureau of Workforce Development; serve as a government liaison with community colleges and technical schools and workforce investment areas; and house the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and the Office of Unemployment Compensation. When we are not helping people find or train for jobs, we are helping them through difficult periods of unemployment due to layoff or injury.So, in my role as L&I cabinet secretary, this tour allowed me to recognize the efforts of employers and workers, and to listen and learn about the opportunities available to those looking for jobs.Most importantly, I brought back what I heard on the tour to help shape our workforce development programs to help people get jobs that pay in Pennsylvania.Here are some of our successes over the past year:Investing In Our WorkforceL&I received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund for the development of micro-credentials in the state’s workforce development system. Micro-credentials are stackable credentials that showcase a job-seeker’s skills, knowledge, or experience to potential employers. They can come in the form of certificates or other benchmark notices and can be attained in much less time than a typical associate’s or bachelor’s degree. We are offering these micro-credentialing programs through our local workforce investment areas and PA CareerLink offices.Encouraging Youth Summer JobsL&I received $7.5 million in combined federal and state funding to pilot two summer youth employment programs focused on low-income youth. These pilots helped youth age 16 and older in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions learn about the world of work and the myriad education and career opportunities available to them in Pennsylvania as they leave high school in a few short years.Continuing the Great Work at OVROur Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s efforts served more than 8,700 people with disabilities in 2015.Developing Worker SkillsMore than 6,500 people were trained for specific jobs in Pennsylvania in 2015. Many of these trainings were the result of a collaborative effort of the local workforce investment areas to devise strategies to help the long-term unemployed. Jobs that pay mean jobs for everyone.As a result of our conversations with the trades – carpenters, electricians, welders, sheet metal workers – and learning of the many career opportunities available to young people in these fields, L&I is in the process of establishing an Office of Apprenticeship and Training. The office will provide a renewed focus on apprenticeships and to help to create new apprentice programs in nontraditional occupations for nontraditional demographics.This is all in an effort to continue to provide jobs that pay.Another Great Year AheadL&I’s programs to help job seekers find meaningful employment, along with many of Governor Wolf’s other jobs initiatives, have demonstrated that 2015 was full of good news for the state’s economy.At 5 percent, our unemployment rate is tied with that of the nation. Our jobs growth reached a record-high in October 2015.I am confident that we will continue to see businesses – and jobs that pay – coming to and growing within Pennsylvania. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Kathy Manderino, Secretary of Labor & Industry BLOG: Creating and Maintaining Jobs That Pay in Pennsylvania