Woodside makes FID on Pluto-NWS Interconnector pipeline

first_img Woodside approves Pluto-NWS Interconnector pipeline. Photo: courtesy of outgunned21/Freeimages.com. Woodside has sanctioned the pipeline segment of the Pluto-North West Shelf (NWS) Interconnector (Pluto-NWS Interconnector) in Western Australia that will connect the Pluto LNG project and the North West Shelf Project’s Karratha Gas Plant (KGP).The final investment decision (FID) taken by the company enables it to move ahead with a 3.3km long, steel buried natural gas pipeline that will transport gas sourced from Pluto LNG to the Karratha Gas Plant. The pipeline is the first component of the infrastructure required for transporting gas between the Pluto LNG project and the Karratha Gas Plant.Woodside has signed contractual arrangements with DDG Operations for the pipeline’s construction and its ongoing operation and maintenance.Pluto-NWS Interconnector expected to begin operations in 2022The Australian oil and gas company expects to commission the Pluto-NWS Interconnector in the first half of 2022. Construction and operation of the underground natural gas pipeline is subject to regulatory approvals from the Western Australian government. The pipeline will also be subject to finalisation of commercial arrangements made with the Pluto and North West Shelf Project’s joint venture participants.The Pluto-NWS Interconnector, as per Woodside, can potentially fill short-term spare capacity at the Karratha Gas Plant, located on the Burrup Peninsula. It is also expected to speed up future developments of other offshore Pluto gas reserves, and also that of third-party resources.Currently, the Pluto LNG project processes gas from the Pluto and Xena gas fields. Gas from the two offshore fields is piped via a 180km trunkline to a single onshore LNG-processing train.According to Woodside CEO Peter Coleman, the Pluto-NWS Interconnector is an important component of the proposed Burrup Hub and would help in taking advantage of future excess capacity at the Karratha Gas Plant.Coleman said: “Our vision for the Burrup Hub will unlock the future value of infrastructure which has been supplying gas to Western Australia and the world safely and reliably for more than 30 years. The Interconnector between the Pluto LNG and NWS facilities will enable us to optimise the processing of gas from our offshore fields.“Delivering the proposed Burrup Hub will help underpin Western Australia’s economic strength for decades into the future. It will provide thousands of jobs, opportunities for local suppliers and tax and royalty revenues to Western Australia.” The pipeline is the first component of the infrastructure for transporting gas between the Pluto LNG project and the Karratha Gas Plant in Western Australialast_img read more

ORBIT Signs Contract with Asian Navy for Multiple OrBand Maritime C-Band VSAT Systems

first_img View post tag: OrBand Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: VSAT View post tag: Asian Back to overview,Home naval-today ORBIT Signs Contract with Asian Navy for Multiple OrBand Maritime C-Band VSAT Systems View post tag: contract View post tag: Systems View post tag: Navy View post tag: Maritimecenter_img View post tag: Orbit View post tag: Naval August 11, 2011 ORBIT Signs Contract with Asian Navy for Multiple OrBand Maritime C-Band VSAT Systems View post tag: Multiple ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Orbit Technologies Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a provider of mission-critical connectivity solutions in a variety of markets including satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems, today announced a contract with an Asian Navy for multiple OrBand™ (AL-7107) maritime C-Band VSAT systems.“This is another major order for our recently launched OrBand system and serves as a confirmation of the groundbreaking performance and value of the system,” said Yosi Albagli, President, Satellite Communications at ORBIT. “OrBand’s compact footprint and light weight were instrumental in securing the deal, as it allowed the deployment of global C-Band VSAT to a wider range of vessels, including smaller ships which could not fit any of the larger industry-standard systems.”“Since its recent launch, OrBand is attracting great interest from all segments of the maritime industry,” continued Albagli. “From commercial cargo ships and navies that need global coverage and fast installation times, to oil and gas support vessels that struggle to fit the larger C-Band systems, OrBand offers an innovative solution for maritime customers that require high-performance VSAT systems with a small footprint.”OrBand leverages breakthrough technology to deliver RF performance equivalent to industry-standard systems, in a much smaller footprint. Industry-standard systems feature a 3.8m (150”) radome, while OrBand features an extraordinarily compact 2.7m (106”) radome, requiring substantially less deck space. OrBand is also 30% lighter than competitive solutions. Small enough to be shipped as a single, fully assembled and tested unit in a standard 20 foot container, OrBand drastically lowers cost and time for shipping and installation.OrBand supports extended C-Band and extended Ku-band frequencies, as well as multiple RF feeds. Electrically switchable polarization facilitates satellite switching and increases system versatility. In addition, automatic beam switching (ABS) enables seamless global coverage through the industry-standard OpenAMIP protocol.ORBIT offers a diverse portfolio of advanced satellite communications solutions for maritime and land-based applications. ORBIT’s systems are installed on over 3,500 marine platforms, from naval vessels to cargo ships, ocean liners, oil rigs, as well as fast trains, enabling TV reception and broadband IP connectivity for always-on applications such as Internet, video, telephony and more.About ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd.ORBIT is a global provider of highly engineered mission-critical communications systems and solutions for maritime, aerospace, and earth observation applications in commercial, defense and homeland security markets. Our portfolio includes mobile Satellite Communications systems, Tracking & Telemetry solutions and Communications Management Systems which are deployed on thousands of marine, airborne and ground platforms worldwide. ORBIT’s customers include over 20 Navies, major integrators such as Airbus Military, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins, communications service providers such as SELEX Communications and Telespazio (Finmeccanica companies), Eutelsat, NewSat, Gilat, Harris Caprock Communications, Milano Teleport and earth observation organizations such as Imagesat and the European Space Agency.ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The company boasts an international sales and customer support network that includes the United States, Europe, and the Far East in addition to its international technical service centers located around the world.[mappress]Source: ORBIT, August 11, 2011; View post tag: Signs View post tag: C-Bandlast_img read more

Psychologist

first_img1) Responsible for providing counseling and psychotherapy tochildren and adolescent patients on an individual or group levelregarding a wide range of personal concerns related to their goals,needs, values, attitudes, conflicts, personal and interpersonalstyles, educational choice, academic functions, socialrelationships, developmental or emotional crises. Provides mentalhealth assessments of patients, treatment planning, cognitivebehavioral therapy, family therapy, and motivational interviewingand monitors patient’s progress and effectiveness oftreatment.Applies principles, methods, and procedures for understanding,predicting, and alleviating intellectual, academic, emotional,psychological, and/or behavioral disability and discomfort and tofacilitate effective functioning, and development process, intendedto help children and adolescents acquire or alter personal-socialskills, improve adaptability to changing life demands, enhanceenvironmental-coping skills, and/or develop a variety ofproblem-solving and decision-making capabilities.Provides assessment of any anxiety, depression, post-traumaticstress disorders (PTSD) and eating disorders. Advocates forpatient’s unmet needs. Provides clinical intervention (counseling,support) as needed.2) Evaluates patients and provides behavioral health services forpatients and families at the UF Health Pediatric Weight ManagementCenter within the established guidelines set forth by theUniversity of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc. Assessespatient and family’s readiness for lifestyle changes and addressesany potential challenges using motivational interviewingtechniques.Provides general orientation to the UF Health Pediatric WeightManagement program, review of expected appointments schedule andallow patients and family the opportunity to ask questionsregarding the program to improve compliance with positive lifestyle changes.Maintains patient records and case documentation utilizing EPIC EMRand adheres to productivity and encounter completionexpectations.May participate in the educational programs of the university byoffering seminars, courses, and/or supervising the clinical,academic and research experiences of students and residents.3) Assists the Bariatric Division chief in patient recruitment instudies, carrying out the research protocols in the Division, andconducting research activities related to Obesity Medicine,counseling, psychopathology, psychotherapy, mental healthcharacteristics and quality of life as it relates toacademic/social/emotional functioning of the patient to promotehealthy lifestyle. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Job Description: A doctorate in Psychology is required with experience in usingMotivational Interviewing is preferred but could be obtained duringthe employment, and previous experience serving in a medicalconsultation and liaison role.Must have the ability to use a combination of immediate,short-term, and long-term individual and family therapy to increasemotivation to change diet and physical activity level. Thepsychologist will assist the patient and family in coping withemotional stresses associated with being overweight and boostconfidence especially to make healthier life style changes andwithin the school system. This is a time-limited position. Time limited positions are basedon circumstances, such as funding sources, which control the lengthof time for which the position is available.Background Check is Required.To be considered you must upload your Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and3 References.University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville: Visit this link to watch thevideo.Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting enddate.This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are stillunder consideration and need not apply. Classification Title: $75,000 to $85,000 depending on education and experience.center_img Special Instructions to Applicants: Health Assessment Required:Yes. Minimum Requirements:A doctorate in psychology from an accredited college oruniversity, which includes one year of supervised internshipexperience in professional psychology; and licensure as apsychologist by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter490, F.S. Preferred Qualifications: Expected Salary:last_img read more

Cifuentes wills Dragons past feisty Knights

first_imgWith the regular season, a distant memory after a two week layoff the (4-3-1) Dragons and the (0-8) Knights set their sights on advancing as they met in the JCC of Bayonne Indoor Soccer Jr. Division “Championship Tournament.” Storming out to a 2-0 lead, the Dragons got a ton of firepower from Aaliyana Cifuentes who drilled in two goals both off assists by Dexter Hudspeth. Getting a break after a defensive miscue by the Dragons, the Knights’ Nathan Caballero cut the Dragon’s, lead to 2-1 on a penalty boot. Locked in a full blown brawl, the Dragons gained a little breathing room as Ryan Ginty assisted Aaliyana Cifuentes on her third scoring strike. Down 3-1, Khaled Rasslan stepped up for the Knights by bulling in his first goal of the season to once again narrow the Dragons’ lead to one goal at 3-2. Encouraged by their offensive success, the Knights’ defense dug in as Vedant Gopalan, Louai Asouti, and Alina Danelyants joined forces to corral the Dragons’ sharp shooters for over ten minutes. After pitching his tent at net for most of the bout, the Dragons’ leading scorer finally got on track as Edward Denne slipped in his 11th goal of the season making it 4-2, Dragons. Trying desperately to cool off the red hot Knights’ attack, the Dragons “D” perked up with Toni Rivada and Elizabeth Cueto making their presence known as the game clock ticked closer towards the final minutes. With one eye on the clock and the other focused on the Dragons’ net, the Knights struck paydirt again as Amir Asouti assisted Aviv Talmor on a net jarring dart to make it 4-3, Dragons. Pouring every ounce of energy into the final seconds, both squads went down swinging but as the buzzer sounded the Dragons advanced with a 4-3 victory in a real nail biter.last_img read more

Edible nut pricing

first_imgAlmonds: From mid-May, the first of the official crop estimates start to generate and pricing will react accordingly. Demand appears to be stronger than ever, especially from the Far East and, despite the global economic downturn, will probably prevent any major further price decrease, despite bearish news on a big crop size.Hazelnuts: Hazelnut prices have confounded expectations for lower levels, following the Turkish national elections at the end of March, as traded levels have climbed exponentially.Walnuts: The grading of the Californian walnuts, particularly on halves, does not offer a like-for-like comparison with China or India, although their prices have been competitive for the first time this season. Despite the excellent Californian prices, we would advise caution on prices over the July-December 2009 period.Cashews: With stock levels buoyant in Europe and in the US, with relatively low levels of new demand showing at origin, we may see prices ease in the short- to medium term while they find the next level of origin buying interest.Pistachios: Despite some recovery by sterling over the past month, this has only marginally limited the relentless ascent of US pistachio pricing. With stocks in origin now precariously low, there is more demand than supply.l Based on information provided by ingredients supplier RM Curtislast_img read more

Watch Pendulum Perform Live For The First Time In Four Years With Special Guest Deadmau5

first_imgOG drum and bass act Pendulum have been on a hiatus from performing live since 2012, with each member focused on side projects including Knife Party and Destroid. Last night, the pioneering live electronic act reunited on the main stage at Ultra Music Festival to close out the final night of the three-day event held in downtown Miami. The performance was electric and had the crowd of 100,000 strong going wild.During the set, Deadmau5 emerged to join the group, dropping his hit “Ghosts N Stuff” which features Pendulum/Knife Party’s Rob Swire on vocals. The memorable collaboration ended the festival on a high note.Deadmau5, aka Joel Zimmerman, also replaced The Prodigy the previous day when the British electro/rock band had to cancel due to health issues.Check out Pendulum’s epic Ultra finale featuring Deadmau5:[H/T Dancing Astronaut]last_img read more

Rare 1976 Jerry Garcia Band Performance Featured On New ‘GarciaLive’ Archival Release

first_imgWe’ll never get enough Jerry Garcia music! The newest edition in the GarciaLive archival series has just been announced, and it’s a great one. Taken from an intimate performance in 1976, the new GarciaLive Volume Seven: November 8th, 1976 – Jerry Garcia Band sees the group perform at a former grocery store called Sophie’s in Palo Alto, CA. The recordings from the show were only recently discovered, by none other than Donna Jean Godchaux.The band sees Garcia collaborating with drummer Ron Tutt, bassist John Kahn, keyboardist Keith Godchaux and backing vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux. With a number of the classic covers that have come to define JGB shows, there’s no denying that this is one for the ages.You can check out the version of “After Midnight” from the release, which premiered on Relix. Stream it:The full tracklisting is printed below, and you can head here for pre-orders and more information. The album will be released on August 19th.GarciaLive Volume Seven: November 8th, 1976 – Jerry Garcia Band TracklistingDisc 1:1.) The Way You Do The Things You Do 2.) Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door 3.) After Midnight 4.) Who Was John? 5.) Mission in the Rain 6.) Stir It Up Disc 2: 1.) Midnight Moonlight 2.) Tore Up Over You 3.) Friend of the Devil 4.) Don’t Let Go 5.) Strange Man 6.) Stop That Train 7.) Ride Mighty Highlast_img read more

One million species, and counting

first_imgJust weeks after adding its millionth Web page, the online biology clearinghouse the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) has received a major grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that will allow it to continue its mission of documenting every living plant and animal species on the globe.Launched in 2007 by Harvard University and five other institutions — the Smithsonian Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library — the EOL is intended as a worldwide Web portal for those seeking information about life on Earth, whether a high school student researching a homework assignment or a scholar conducting research.“In some cases, it can be difficult to determine if information on a particular species even exists,” said James Hanken, Agassiz Professor of Zoology and director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). “Even if they know a scientific paper exists on a species, researchers may not be able to access it.“We have always intended the EOL to serve as a portal which aggregates this material, and makes it easy for researchers to find the information they need,” continued Hanken, who chaired the EOL Steering Committee for its first three years. “In some cases, the EOL content may only be a PDF of a scientific paper, but that PDF can be tremendously valuable, particularly if it contains the only information known about that species.”“As it passes 1 million named species, the Encyclopedia of Life, with its own content and its links to information hard-won over many centuries, allows a Harvard student to extract new patterns and relationships about life nearby but formerly hard to find, or on the other side of the Earth,” said Jesse Ausubel, director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation program. “The EOL now serves the majority of life, a wonderful accomplishment for the five years since its inception.”The million species described on EOL represent just over half of the 1.8 million that have so far been named by scientists worldwide. Estimates for the full number of species on Earth range from 3 million to as many as 100 million.For researchers, Hanken said, the pages represent a vast store of knowledge waiting to be tapped.“The million pages that we count are pages that have some type of content on them,” he said. “We have other pages — called stub pages — that are simply place-holders. They include just the name of a species. Those pages are not counted here. The pages we counted may contain a validated photograph, or some lines of text that quote a paper describing the species, audio or video, or even a link to a gene sequence.”In an effort to make that content more useful for researchers, EOL recently received a $1 million grant from the Sloan Foundation, a portion of which will be used to update the way EOL presents data on marine life in the Gulf of Maine, with the aim of allowing researchers to mine the site by using a variety of search terms.“Right now, most of the content on EOL is not structured,” Hanken said. “We are trying to organize that data in such a way that it will be searchable, so scientists can use filters to parse the data in a variety of new ways. We want this site to be used, and to be useful. And if we can deliver EOL content in a structured format, it will enable much more advanced and deeper scientific research.”The grant will also be used to support the EOL’s ongoing educational efforts. Among the most recent efforts, Hanken said, was an optional assignment for students in “The Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles,” the class he co-teaches with Jonathan Losos, the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America and MCZ’s curator in herpetology.Rather than writing a term paper, students were given the option of writing two species pages for the EOL for course credit, and just over half of the 21 students in the class accepted. Their pages should be released to the online encyclopedia this summer.“Learning and education was a part of the EOL right from the beginning. But until recently, there was not enough rich content to support that aspect of our mission,” he said. “Now, however, the sky is the limit in terms of the kind of activities, both formally and informally, that we can deliver to users.”last_img read more

Mixing it up with Vincent van Gogh and friends

first_imgThe tranquility that usually greets visitors at Harvard Art Museums was cast aside on Sept. 11 as 1,300 undergrad and graduate students poured in for Student Late Night.The annual event kicked off the fall semester by inviting students to spend quality time with works by artists such as Kerry James Marshall and Vincent van Gogh.Within 15 minutes, 532 students had passed through the threshold and been greeted with stickers inspired by colors from the Forbes Pigment Collection, raffles, and Harvard Art Museums-themed goodies. Music curated by DJ Saskia (Luke Martinez ’19) drifted through the courtyard and provided a thoughtful auditory companion to one of the museums’ latest exhibitions, ​“Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art​.”Harvard President Larry Bacow attended Student Late Night. Photo by Caitlin CunninghamAccording to Erin Northington, assistant director of student programs and campus initiatives at the museums, the DJ was in “rare form,” dancing across the turntables like a ballerina spinning across a stage: graceful, relaxed, and unflappable. The musical choices made an electrifying background as students gathered excitedly in the courtyard, which morphed from an ideal study spot to a dance hall for the night.,In the downstairs Materials Lab (mlab), students got to create their own metal point drawings using different implements and objects on specially coated paper. Some doodled while others, such as Anna Li ’21, intently focused on their creations. Li painstakingly rendered an image of her teammate’s friend’s pet Sheba, studiously capturing the dog’s wide eyes. “[This is] a really cool thing,” says Li, looking around the packed room of students creating to their hearts’ content. “[It’s] a really nice study break for all of the students here.”On the fifth floor was the Lightbox Gallery, “​a venue for digital experimentation” where the museums intersect with technology. The projects on this floor rotate regularly, and on Sept. 11 the gallery​ welcomed visitors to the world of Division of Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology (DIET). A projected display of colorful circles, each corresponding to a work of art in the museums, took up the majority of the space.“We track everything that our curators and staff know about our collections … and then we try to make [that data] publicly available,” said Jeff Steward, director of DIET. “We’re just trying to introduce people who are science-minded to the ways in which data about collections can be used.”Museum staff members also attended Student Late Night, and it was the first one for Soyoung Lee, the museums’ new chief curator. “I’m just really excited by the energy … I can’t thank the students enough,” she said. “I’m really inspired by their love of this place.”Babi Oloko ’21 is a communications intern and on the student board at the Harvard Art Museums.last_img read more