FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享By Duncan Adams for the Roanoke Times:One partner in the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline project informed investors that “competition for pipeline infrastructure within the Appalachian Basin is intense” and warned that lack of access to such infrastructure could drag down company earnings.EQT Corp.’s annual report, filed Feb. 11, said investments in affiliate EQT Midstream, one partner in the 301-mile Mountain Valley interstate pipeline, should help yield the infrastructure desired.Yet a study by a Cleveland-based think tank that promotes renewable energy contends that natural gas pipelines out of the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in the Appalachian Basin are being overbuilt.David Messersmith, an educator with Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Education Team, said he believes the truth resides somewhere in the middle.“There is clearly a need for additional pipeline infrastructure, although perhaps not as much as is currently proposed,” he said. “This is a market-driven process, and we are perhaps beginning to see the market correct itself regarding pipeline capacity.”He cited a recent decision by Kinder Morgan and subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline to suspend the Northeast Energy Direct interstate natural gas pipeline project. A statement from Kinder Morgan said it decided to suspend the 420-mile, $3 billion project because not enough customers had signed on to ship gas through the pipeline.“It wouldn’t surprise me to see additional projects in the Marcellus-Utica basin canceled or put on hold,” Messersmith said.The study suggesting that pipelines are being overbuilt was published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis at the request of Appalachian Mountain Advocates and Appalachian Voices, two nonprofit organizations opposed to both the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the separate Atlantic Coast Pipeline.Full article: http://www.roanoke.com/business/news/debate-over-overbuilding-raises-questions-about-pipeline-projects/article_8f5c9cec-447f-521e-b580-c9869e746723.html Will Pipeline Market Correct Itself to Address Overbuilding?
World Council initiative aims to tell consumers that CUs have the financial services they want.A World Council of Credit Unions initiative is bringing together credit unions and technology experts around the world to build the global credit union brand.The initiative, aptly named “Build the Brand,” aims to tell consumers that credit unions have the financial services they want.It was developed over three years in three phases and produced a new education program geared to millennials called “weCU2.” Here’s how it came to be:PHASE ONE: Message testingThe effort launched in 2012—with funds from Vancity Credit Union in Canada—at a workshop in which leaders compared credit union messaging from the U.S., Canada, and Australia.World Council tested the various messages with consumers and found discrepancies between what credit union “believers” thought would resonate with today’s consumers and what actually did. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Bayelsa State born stadium facilities construction expert, Ebi Egbe has called on Niger Deltans to support acting NDDC boss, Prof Nelson Braimbraifa.Just recently, the NDDC Boss pledged to engage youths through the provision of standard sports infrastructure in the region to help them realize their potentials in sports.Braimbraifa in a release signed by his SA Media, Barrister Igbeta Ayebakuro alleged that some powerful politicians in the region were blackmailing him for selfish reasons. The NDDC boss has however vowed not to waste the commission’s fund on any individual but to pursue the development of the region in line with NDDC’s mandate.Egbe in a statement urged those fighting the NDDC boss to sheathe their sword, describing him as a worthy Ijaw son that deserves the support of everybody in the Niger Delta region.“What is happening now for which Braimbraifa has cried out is a sad trend. Braimbraifa is a square peg in a square hole. He is a competent person. I urge those fighting him to sheathe their sword and allow him to do his job which is the development of our region,” Egbe stated.Egbe stressed that this is not the time to fight a man who is determined to take the NDDC to the next level with his new vision on how to impact positively on the youths of the region.“Only recently I read about the new blueprint the NDDC is coming out with to ensure our region is peaceful. The NDDC is planning big for the youths so anybody or group trying to distract him do not mean well for the Niger Delta region. We must all also stop this pull him down syndrome that is becoming the hallmark of some people,” Egbe stated.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Egbe Drums Support for NDDC Boss
A suicide bomber from the Islamic State (IS) group was a Jamaican-born British citizen who was detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.The British fighter who IS claimed detonated a suicide bomb against Iraqi forces outside Mosul was named in British media as Jamal al-Harith, who was detained at the United States base between 2002 and 2004.An image released by IS and published on Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group was confirmed as al-Harith by his brother Leon Jameson.A photograph shows him smiling, dressed in camouflage clothing and appearing to be sat in a vehicle with wires and switches in the background..Harith, a Muslim convert of Jamaican origin, who was born Ronald Fiddler, was jailed in Afghanistan by the ruling Taliban because he held a British passport.After the regime was toppled he was arrested by US troops in early 2002 and sent to Guantanamo, where he alleged experienced beatings and inhumane treatment.When he returned to Britain in 2004 he was briefly questioned by police and released without charge.Harith reportedly travelled to Turkey and crossed into Syria in April 2014.The following year his wife, Shukee Begum, travelled to Syria along with her five children in what she said was an effort to convince her husband to abandon IS.Harith is numbered among several Jamaicans who have been linked to radical Islam and terrorism.Shortly after the September 11 bombings in New York, another Jamaican, Richard Reid, attempted to blow up an airliner with a bomb in his shoe. He became known as the shoe Bomber.Rishard Reid known as the ‘Shoe Bomber’ is now serving a life sentenceReid is now serving a life sentence in a Colorado prison.el-Faisal deported from Britain and KenyaMuslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal was deported from Britain to Jamaica after serving several years in prison there for inciting terrorism. Now domiciled in the land of his birth, el-Faisal, was also deported from Kenya after authorities there accused him of stirring up trouble.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will return to Brazil for its fifth annual Inspiration Gala São Paulo presented by Harry Winston.The gala will again be held at the home of Dinho Diniz, hosted by Naomi Campbell and will feature tributes to Felipe Diniz and Jean Paul Gaultier. Diniz, who will receive the amfAR Inspiration Award, has been vital to the success of amfAR’s Inspiration series in Brazil since its inception. Jean Paul Gaultier, who will receive the amfAR Lifetime Achievement Award, has been an amfAR supporter and a leader in the fight against AIDS for decades.An amfAR Award of Inspiration will also be presented to the one and only Cher, the Academy Award-winning actress, singer, entertainer, humanitarian and longtime LGBT rights advocate.Co-Chairs of the event are Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole and designer Ricardo Tisci from Givenchy. Dinho Diniz will serve as Honorary Chair.The event will include cocktails, a gala dinner, a live auction, and a special rare performance by Australian pop superstar, songwriter and actress Kylie Minogue. Revered Brazilian samba singer Alcione will also perform at the event. In previous years, the Inspiration Gala São Paulo has featured performances by artists such as Mary J. Blige, Gilberto Gil, Dita Von Teese, Seu Jorge, Fergie, Bebel Gilberto, Grace Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Debbie Harry, and Preta Gil.The Inspiration Gala São Paulo’s Platinum Sponsors include Iguatemi São Paulo, Karavelle and Moët Hennessy. Sky is a Silver Sponsor. Fasano is a Bronze Sponsor. Microsoft is amfAR’s official technology partner. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of amfAR. Harry Winston is the official jewelry and timepiece partner of amfAR. Moët Hennessy is the official wine and spirits partner of amfAR.The Inspiration series was launched in 2010 by amfAR and Josh Wood Productions to celebrate men’s style and fashion while raising funds for the Foundation’s lifesaving AIDS research programs. Inspiration galas have taken place in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, Miami, and Rio de Janeiro, raising more than $20 million to date.Tickets and tables for the event are still available; click here or email email@example.com for more information.