Jemena partners with Tamboran to expand Northern Gas Pipeline in Australia

first_img Tamboran Resources will be responsible for undertaking the upstream activities across the Beetaloo Basin. (Credit: Ioannis Ioannidis from Pixabay) Jemena has announced a partnership with Tamboran Resources to develop the Beetaloo / McArthur basin in Australia in a move to speed up its plans to boost the capacity of the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP).The Australian energy infrastructure company has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tamboran Resources, which holds an acreage in the Beetaloo basin in Northern Territory (NT).As per the MOU, Jemena will extend the 622km long Northern Gas Pipeline from the Beetaloo Basin to the Wallumbilla Gas Hub in Queensland.The expansion of the NGP capacity will involve an investment of over AUD5bn ($3.65bn).The pipeline, which currently runs from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland, began commercial operations in January 2019.Jemena managing director Frank Tudor said: “This is an important step towards delivering on the Commonwealth Government’s plans for the Beetaloo as part of a gas-led recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.“Through this partnership we hope to expedite the pace at which we can bring much needed additional gas to market, while creating around 4,000 jobs – many in regional Australia.”Tamboran Resources will be responsible for undertaking the upstream activities across the Beetaloo Basin, as per the MOU. The company has a 25% stake in an exploration project in the basin with Santos (75% stake).Tamboran managing director and CEO Joel Riddle said: “The announcement of our partnership with Jemena represents a key building block in our efforts to bring new supplies of natural gas to energy starved eastern Australia by 2023-24.“Successful development of the Beetaloo in coordination with Jemena’s pipeline capacity expansion represents a significant opportunity to greatly enhance gas supply in Australia and we at Tamboran are excited to be a key participant in achieving this goal.”The partnership is expected to help Jemena to boost the capacity of the Northern Gas Pipeline from nearly 90 terra joules (TJs) of gas per day to 1,000TJs through a mix of compression and looping.The expanded pipeline will be connected to Jemena’s proposed 585km long Galilee Gas Pipeline.The proposed gas pipeline will deliver gas sourced from Galilee Energy’s Glenaras Gas Project in the Galilee Basin in Queensland to the Wallumbilla Gas Hub. The pipeline currently runs from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queenslandlast_img read more

Court sets rules for using senior judges

first_img June 1, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Court sets rules for using senior judges Court sets rules for using senior judges Senior EditorRetired judges should be screened before they serve and be periodically reviewed, but they should also be allowed to serve anywhere in the state and may sit on complex cases, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled.In a May 1 opinion, the court accepted 14 recommendations from its Committee on the Appointment and Assignment of Senior Judges, and modified one other of its proposals.The court had asked the committee to study a Judicial Management Council report on utilizing retired judges, and specifically whether those judges should be certified or meet some other criteria before resuming bench service. The most controversial matter, and the one that received the most comment in briefs and during oral argument, was whether those senior judges should be assigned to preside over complex litigation.The committee recommended — and the court accepted — that senior judges should not have to go through any certification process, but should be screened and continue to meet judicial education requirements. Justices also approved the committee’s proposal that judges should be periodically reviewed, once every three years for those under 70 and annually for those over that mandatory retirement age.On handling complex cases, the committee said senior judges should not be prohibited outright, but circuit chief judges should be encouraged not to assign such matters to a senior judge unless the parties agreed.The court noted that chief judges opposed any limitation on how senior judges could be used, while some parties favored banning senior judges from presiding over complex cases. “[W]e agree with the committee’s recommendation that, in general, complex cases should be handled by full-time judges. However, when the chief judge deems it necessary, senior judges may be assigned to preside over complex cases,” the justices said.That finding produced a partial dissent from Justice Fred R. Lewis. Writing for himself and Justice Barbara Pariente, he said the majority argument did not directly address the committee’s recommendation and that the court’s position was patriarchal, assuming that judges would know better than the parties and their lawyers what they wanted in a judge. Lewis also said the final court position is unclear.“If the majority’s agreement ‘in general’ that complex cases should be handled only by full-time judges is an agreement with the actual recommendation. . . that chief judges are encouraged not to assign senior judges in this context, I would agree with the majority,” Lewis wrote. “However, if the majority intends to convey and approve something less than that recommended by the Committee on the Appointment of and Assignment of Senior Judges, I dissent.”The majority noted it could revisit that issue as evaluations of senior judges are performed in coming years.Other parts of the accepted plan call for retired judges who are returning to sit as senior judges be screened, including a review of judges they worked with, a check for pending investigations with the Judicial Qualifications Commission, compliance with continuing judicial education requirements, and input from attorneys they’ve worked with. The attorney input would not be required if the judge had been retired for less than a year.The plan also calls for review boards, one in each of the five district courts of appeal jurisdictions. Those panels would review the performance of senior judges and prepare a report to the chief justice. The information would also be shared with chief judges.The court also approved the following recommendations:• Once approved as a senior judge, that judge could serve anywhere in the state.• Judges who were defeated for reelection or in a merit retention contest would not be eligible to serve as senior judges.• A senior judge could serve on a higher court than he or she sat on while an active judge.• Pay should be substantially raised for senior judges, since they provide a valuable public service and are much cheaper than using sitting judges.• The state law requiring a retired judge be reappointed every 60 days by the chief justice should be changed, with no annual limit on the number of days served. The opinion noted the 60-day limit creates unnecessary paperwork for the chief justice.• The Office of State Courts Administrator should create an intranet Web site to aid in the efficient use of senior judges.• A permanent workgroup should be established to help the chief justice administer the senior judge system.The court ruled in case no. SC02-593 , In Re: Report and Recommendations of the Committee on the Appointment and Assignment of Senior Judges. The text of the opinion, including the committee’s report, can be found on the court’s Web site at flcourts.org.last_img read more

Rodgers denies title talk after Leicester move up

first_imgBrendan Rodgers insisted it was too early to talk about Leicester sustaining a challenge for the Premier League title, which they won in 2015/16. “It’s only two games. After 10 games you start to get an idea of where the league is at,” Rodgers said. “We’re not even thinking about that [a sustained challenge]. We’re looking to develop the team and the experiences of last season, both in the league and the cup, will really enrich us. “Whatever way it finished last season we still had a fantastic season to finish where we did. “The players have good motivation – they’ve scored seven goals in two games and it shows we’re ready to attack the season again.” Leicester City moved to the top of the Premier League table for the first time since they were champions thanks to a 4-2 victory over Burnley on Sunday.Advertisement Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth read also:Rodgers, Vardy laud Ndidi’s support in Leicester’s 3-0 win over West Brom Chris Wood scored the opener for Burnley after 10 minutes, only for Harvey Barnes to find an equaliser shortly after. The Foxes then took the lead after half-time time thanks to an own goal from Erik Pieters. James Justin made it 3-1 after 61 minutes before top-flight debutant Jimmy Dunne gave the Clarets a sniff of a comeback when he scored with 17 minutes remaining. But Dennis Praet restored the hosts two-goal lead shortly after with a sublime 20-yard strike. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Corrections officer arrested for operating while intoxicated

first_imgColumbus, IN—On Friday, August, 16th, a corrections officer with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop on State Road 46 in Columbus, Indiana.The investigation began shortly after 12:00 am, when Officer Kyle Weaver, Columbus Police Department, observed a white Jeep swerving and making unsafe lane movements westbound on State Road 46 near Morgan Willow Trace.  Officer Weaver conducted a traffic stop on the Jeep on State Road 46 near Johnson Blvd.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kimberly Cruser, age 42, Morgantown, Indiana.During the course of the traffic stop, Officer Weaver observed that Cruser showed signs of being intoxicated.  The Columbus Police Department soon requested the Indiana State Police take over the investigation after learning that Cruser was a corrections officer with the Bartholomew County Jail. Trooper Stephen Stoneking arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  After giving Cruser field sobriety tests, she was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where a search warrant was served for her blood to determine her blood alcohol content. After the search warrant was served, Trooper Stoneking arrested Cruser on charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating While Intoxicated (Endangerment).  She was also cited for an Open Container Violation.  She was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where she was then incarcerated. The blood results are pending at this time.  The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Eliud Kipchoge Nominated for IAAF Male Athlete of the Year award

first_imgList of the other 9 nominees Potential ContendersDonavan Brazier: World 800m championChristian Coleman: World 100m championNoah Lyles: World 200m championAlso Read | Eliud Kipchoge: Five Things To Know About Legendary Marathon Runner Other Contenders COMMENT First Published: 15th October, 2019 22:12 IST Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) Sam Kendricks (USA) Steven Gardiner (Bahamas) Daniel Stahl (Sweden),  Christian Taylor (USA) Karsten Warholm (Norway) All the nominees were selected by an exclusive international panel of athletics experts, which included representatives from all the six continental areas of the IAAF. Out of the 11 nominated athletes, only five will make the final shortlist on the basis of votes. A three-way voting process will finalize the top five. Fans can cast their vote online via the IAAF’s social media sites while the IAAF Council and IAAF council will vote through emails. Individual graphics for each athlete will be posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.Also Read | Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Man To Complete Marathon In Under 2 Hours Abhishek Shetty Last Updated: 15th October, 2019 22:12 IST Eliud Kipchoge Nominated For IAAF Male Athlete Of The Year Award Eliud Kipchoge created history in Vienna by running a marathon in 1:59:40 hours and has been nominated for IAAF Male Athlete of the Year award once again. SUBSCRIBE TO US Kenyan running champion Eliud Kipchoge recently broke the world record for completing the full 42 km marathon in less than two hours. As a result, the new record holder has been nominated for the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year award. Alongside Kipchoge, his Kenyan counterpart Timothy Cheruiyot (the 1500m world champion) is also in contention. The two will battle with nine other nominees for winning the prestigious award, which is to happen on November 23, 2019, in Monaco.Also Read | ‘Breaking One’s Limitations…’: Sadhguru Hails Eliud KipchogeKipchoge had won the same award last year after his heroics in Berlin and is considered to be the favourite to win it once again following his stint of breaking the two-hour marathon barrier on Saturday in Vienna, Austria. He completed the marathon with an impressive timing of 1:59:40. Kipchoge had also triumphed in the London marathon with the timing of 2:02:37. While Timothy Cheruiyot has emerged victorious in 10 of the 11 races he featured in this season as well at the World Championships in Doha last month.Also Read | Kenya Celebrates As Eliud Kipchoge Completes Marathon In Under 2 Hourscenter_img ✨ #AthleticsAwards [email protected]_SpeedyStevie is one of 11 nominees for Male Athlete of the Year 2019.Retweet this post to vote for him 🗳 pic.twitter.com/HqFCsOvPzC— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 14, 2019 Written By ✨ #AthleticsAwards [email protected]_cheruiyot is one of 11 nominees for Male Athlete of the Year 2019.Retweet this post to vote for him 🗳 pic.twitter.com/3tHFyYhYa5— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 14, 2019 10 months ago Barack Obama hails Kosgei, Kipchoge for creating world record WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND LIVE TVlast_img read more