Dominion suspends work on Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Dominion Energy has suspended construction on the full 600-mile route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, except for some ‘stand-down’ activities, after an appeals court stay last week, the company told the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Friday.Dominion said its action to halt work on the natural gas project was in response to the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals’ stay of implementation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s biological opinion and incidental take statement. Both documents relate to the project’s impact on vulnerable species.The court stay is in effect pending review of environmentalists’ challenge to the documents, and oral argument in the case is scheduled in March (Defenders of Wildlife, et al., v. US Fish and Wildlife Service, 18-2090).Dominion, however, has called the stay “overly broad” and filed an emergency request that the court clarify the geographic scope of the stay or reconsider its pause. Only four species and about 100 miles of the project in West Virginia and Virginia are involved, it said, suggesting, for instance, that those species are not present in North Carolina.The 1.5 Bcf/d pipeline project is designed to move Appalachian shale gas to downstream Mid-Atlantic markets.More: Dominion suspends work on full route of Atlantic Coast Pipeline natural gas project after court stay Dominion suspends work on Atlantic Coast natural gas pipelinelast_img read more

EPL: Foxes attack Burnley

first_imgLeicester City vs. Burnley Venue: King Power Stadium Kick off: 7PMBurnley get their 2020-21 Premier League campaign off to a belated start when they face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this evening. The Foxes opened their season up with a comfortable victory at West Bromwich Albion, whereas Burnley have been forced to wait to get underway after their opening-day showdown with Manchester United was postponed.Leicester fans would have had reason to be cautious heading into their opening-day clash at West Brom following such a poor end to the 2019-20 season, which ultimately cost them a Champions League spot.However, the Foxes got straight back to winning ways and, while they were forced to wait for the breakthrough, they eventually ran out comfortable winners courtesy of a header from debutant Timothy Castagne and two penalties from Jamie Vardy.Leicester have not won back-to-back Premier League games since New Year’s Day and will see this first home match of the campaign as a good chance to do that and take a big step towards proving that the second half of last season is now behind them.History appears to be in their favour: they have only lost their opening home outing of a top-flight campaign once in the last 13 seasons, and that came 19 years ago. However, they have also only won their opening two games of a Premier League season twice before – most recently in their title-winning campaign – so Brendan Rodgers will know the significance of doing so this time around.Victory would set them up nicely for a difficult week ahead which sees them face Arsenal in the EFL Cup and then Manchester City away in the Premier League, the first major test of whether they can threaten the Champions League places again this season.Burnley will also be hopeful of a repeat of last term as they prepare to get their campaign underway, although the relationship between manager Sean Dyche and chairman Mike Garlick is unlikely to have improved over another quiet summer which has seen the already-small squad further depleted.Dyche appears capable of getting results from this set of players regardless, though, amid uncertainty over his future.Burnley lost just two of their last 16 games in 2019-20 to secure a top-half finish. Indeed, Manchester City is the only home team to beat a visiting Burnley in the league since Chelsea did so on January 11.The Clarets finished the season with 15 league wins – their best tally in the top flight for 45 years – and 15 clean sheets – their best total in 66 years – so they will represent a stiff challenge for Leicester even if they are marginally behind them in terms of match fitness.Dyche’s side have developed a welcome habit of starting well too, winning two and losing none of their last three opening fixtures, and if they can continue that run at the King Power then it would be an early indication that perhaps they are capable of another top-half finish.Burnley were in EFL Cup action on Thursday night as they progressed past Sheffield United via a penalty shootout, but their only outing other than that since the final day of last season was a goalless friendly draw with Preston North End at the beginning of the month.RelatedPosts EPL: Underdogs tackle Leicester City EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away Castagne signs Leicester City deal Incidentally, a home victory would give Brendan Rodgers his 100th Premier League win in his 210th game as a manager – Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan are the only British managers to have reached the milestone quicker.Leicester City possible XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Morgan, Soyuncu, Justin, Ayoze, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy. Burnley possible XI: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor, Brady, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez.Tags: BurnleyKing Power StadiumLeicester Citylast_img read more

McGeady positive about Russia

first_img McGeady, who joined the Toffees in January after three-and-a-half seasons in Russia with Spartak Moscow, is back in the country ahead of his side’s Europa League Group H clash with FK Krasnodar on Thursday. His time with Spartak went sour towards the end, with him being made to train with the youth team, while the broader problem of racism in the Russian game was something the 28-year-old did encounter, albeit not directly. Everton winger Aiden McGeady has no doubt there are issues with Russian football but insists his experience of it was positive overall – and feels it is something other British players should try. Press Association But at a pre-match press conference at Krasnodar’s Kuban Stadium on Wednesday, McGeady rejected the suggestion from one local journalist that his stint in Russia had been “like a nightmare”. And, having then earned a round of applause from the assembled media for giving one of his answers in Russian, the Scottish-born Republic of Ireland international went on to expand on his experiences with Spartak. He said: “I enjoyed a lot of it – just towards the end it got difficult. “I was basically told to go and train with the youth team for three weeks. Then I was told if I didn’t leave I was staying with the youth team for the rest of my contract, and I had six months left. “So it ended on a bit of a sour note. But I always kind of got on okay with the manager and that’s just the way it ended. “Racism didn’t affect me directly, obviously, but there were issues now and again, and I know something flared up the other day again with (Dynamo Moscow’s former Blackburn and QPR defender) Christopher Samba. “There are little parts of that here and there that go around but overall the fans were great, the ones I encountered anyway, and it was a good place to play football.” Asked if he would encourage other British and Irish players to ply their trade in Russia, McGeady said: “Yes – I’d encourage any player to go abroad and broaden their horizons. That’s kind of why I came out here. “Players know that in places like Russia you’re probably going to get good money and that’s a big pull as well, but for me it wasn’t quite about that. “I didn’t really know what to expect, but it definitely opened my eyes and I probably grew up a bit. “When we (he and his Everton team-mates) landed, they were saying ‘I don’t know how you played across here’. But it was good. “There were things that were difficult to get used to, but overall I am glad I did it.” Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits he has tried to make the most of the knowledge that McGeady and the Toffees’ ex-Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o have of the Russian game in preparation for the Krasnodar fixture. ”It helps that they have played in the league,” Martinez said. ”When you come to an unknown environment like the one we have now, I think you can embrace it when you have a little bit of detail from some of the players. ”The word is that the Russian league is exciting, there is a lot of investment behind it and the teams are developing really strongly. ”We are not going to underestimate the game tomorrow.” Kevin Mirallas, James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman are among those to have not travelled with the party to Krasnodar, which was greeted on arrival on Wednesday afternoon by several members of the ‘Russian Toffees’ fans group, who informed Martinez the connection stretches back to Andrei Kanchelskis’ time with the club in the 1990s. Mirallas is set to be out for ”a while” with the hamstring injury he sustained in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool, but McCarthy, who has felt tightness in his quads, and Coleman, now nursing a soft tissue problem having recovered from concussion, could be in contention for Sunday’s trip to Manchester United. The same applies to Sylvain Distin (rested) and Steven Pienaar (quad), two others missing from a squad for Thursday which features youngsters Tyias Browning, Luke Garbutt and Ryan Ledson. Martinez, whose side have had a mixed start to the season but won their Group H opener 4-1 at home against Germans Wolfsburg, has stressed he is taking the competition seriously. He said: “We will make changes, but that does not mean we don’t want to win. “We expect that everyone on the pitch knows what it means to play for Everton, wants to win, and will be able to cope with this club wanting to win every game.” Krasnodar, making their European debut this season, drew their first pool game 1-1 with Lille in France. last_img read more

Trojans embark on four-game road trip

first_imgIt’s safe to say the USC men’s volleyball team has underwhelmed at the start of the 2013 season, as the group’s inexperience, combined with the loss of two key players, has dropped the Trojans to 3-8 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation competition.Running out of time · The Trojans started 6-5 last season but ended up making a run to the national championship game. This season, USC will have to dig itself out of an even bigger hole to make the playoffs. — Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan As such, the team’s upcoming four-game road trip will be crucial toward determining how much the team must do to match the success of the 2012 squad.After a grueling homestand that saw them drop three straight matches following an opening win against Cal Baptist, the Trojans leave the Galen Center for Northern California, where they will take on Pacific and Stanford this weekend in an attempt to salvage their season.“We had four matches in seven days, which we’ve never done since I’ve been on any staff here,” USC head coach Bill Ferguson said. “It was taxing physically and mentally, as guys were returning to the lineup, and it was a tough time in the season to have that stretch.”The win against Cal Baptist put the Trojans at 3-5 and offered some hope heading into matches against some of the tougher opponents in the conference. The momentum failed to generate wins, however, as USC dropped consecutive decisions to BYU, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara by margins of 3-1, 3-0 and 3-1, respectively.“We’re starting to improve and get comfortable with the guys on the court,” Ferguson said. “Against Cal Baptist, our team did a nice job weathering the storm and controlling their serve. The next few matches, you saw us get off to slow starts in the first set. We’ve been playing very well in the third and fourth sets but, for whatever reason, it doesn’t seem to work.”Ferguson also noted that the final three matches of the homestand were all quite similar in that the final score did not exactly represent how well the team played. Though the Trojans were outplayed both offensively and defensively throughout the majority of those matches, it was often the product of small stretches of poor play that negated longer periods of consistently strong production. Ferguson noted that the extended period of rest was critically beneficial to the team.“The time off was huge,” Ferguson said. “The guys need it and, hopefully, it’s enough time. For the most part, we’re in a fairly good cycle for practicing and days off and playing. We saw this coming long before the season started, so we think we have a pretty good plan in place.”Though Pacific and Stanford represent tough challenges for the Trojans, the team has the added benefit of having seen both of these opponents this season, including in a 3-0 sweep of the Cardinal at home on Jan. 18.“We’re mired near the bottom of the league right now and Pacific’s right near us,” Ferguson said. “A win against them would be huge because we need to start climbing and beating teams near and ahead of us. We need to have a solid showing against them to stay in the hunt for the playoffs.”Following the two tilts in the Bay Area, the Trojans will trek to Honolulu, where they will face Hawai’i twice the following weekend to conclude their last four-game road trip of the season.last_img read more

Murray ends season after Shenzhen quarter-final loss

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nguyen relinquishes ONE lightweight title due to injury Murray was not included when the China Open draw was made on Saturday and also absent was world number three Novak Djokovic, who was offered a wildcard.The China Open — which begins this weekend — has been hit by several high-profile pull-outs with Rafael Nadal not involved because of injury, Roger Federer saving himself for Shanghai and Serena Williams all absent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMurray, ranked 311 in the world, previously said that Beijing would be his final tournament this season and he is carefully managing his schedule following his operation in order to get the most out of his creaking body.He was beaten 6-4, 6-4 on Friday in Shenzhen by Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco, although he defeated world number 11 David Goffin in the last 16 for the best win since his comeback. MOST READ Andy Murray of Britain reacts during his men’s singles match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain at the ATP Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong province on September 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / – / China OUTFormer world number one Andy Murray has brought his season to a premature end, pulling out of the China Open in Beijing after reaching the quarter-finals at the Shenzhen Open.The 31-year-old Briton is battling to regain top form and fitness following hip surgery in January but British media including the BBC said that he has suffered a minor ankle problem.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Murray, a three-time Grand Slam title winner, will spend the winter working himself back to the sort of fitness levels that saw him capture nine titles in a stellar 2016 campaign, including his second Wimbledon crown and another Olympic gold.“It was another three matches, which is positive,” said Murray after defeat to Verdasco.“But obviously I want to play better than that, I have higher ambitions than losing in the quarter-finals. I want to try to be better in these events.“I need to spend more time on the practice court and the gym so that I’m more robust and physically in better shape.”Juan Martin del Potro, the top seed in Beijing, will play Albert Ramos in his opener.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more