Rehearing request filed against FERC’s approval of Jordan Cove LNG Project

first_imgThe rehearing request alleges the FERC of carrying out an imbalanced and inadequate review of the Jordan Cove LNG Project proposed to be developed by Pembina Pipeline The Jordan Cove Energy Project is being proposed to be built in Coos County. (Credit: Freeimages/Carlon San) Various environmental groups, landowners, and native tribes in Oregon have filed for a rehearing request to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its recent approval of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Project and its associated pipeline in the state.The Klamath Tribes, affected landowners, and more than 25 public interest organisations have come together to submit a joint request for rehearing on FERC’s decision, said environmental group Sierra Club.The rehearing request alleges the FERC of carrying out an imbalanced and inadequate review of the LNG project proposed to be developed by Pembina Pipeline in Coos County.With a planned liquefaction capacity of up to 1.04 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas per day, the Jordan Cove LNG Project will comprise five LNG trains, two LNG storage tanks, and other infrastructure. Also, a part of the project is the 369km long Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, which has been approved as well by the FERC in March 2020.Groups demand FERCH to undertake fresh review of Jordan Cove LNG ProjectSierra Club said that it has filed the joint rehearing request on behalf of organisations such as Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations and League of Women Voters chapters in the four affected counties. The environmental group asked the FERC to take back its approval and undertake a fresh environmental, public convenience and necessity, and public interest analyses of the LNG export project.As per the rehearing request, the Jordan Cove LNG Project is not in the public interest due to significant adverse effects to both public health and safety, resources of tribes, private property rights, the environment, and also the climate.Sierra Club senior attorney Nathan Matthews said: “Pembina has been unable to secure any of the necessary state permits to build in Oregon because there’s no getting around the fact that this project would pose an unacceptable threat to Oregon’s communities and waterways and is clearly not in the public interest. It’s disappointing that FERC failed to recognize this, and we urge them to reconsider this misguided decision.“Regardless, FERC’s approval does nothing to change the fact that this fracked gas export terminal has no path forward and will never be built.”last_img read more

Adjunct Instructor, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

first_imgPosition SummaryThe University at Buffalo offers a variety of part-time adjunctopportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level in the JacobsSchool of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. We seek individuals whocan understand and contribute to the University’s mission andvision. Assignments include seated or on-line courses in adiscipline of expertise.Essential Functions:• Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of subject• Provides students with appropriate learning materials andexpertise in assigned subject(s)• Evaluates students’ performance and provide effective feedback toguide student learning and success.• Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive andcollaborative environmentThe University at Buffalo is a diverse, inclusive scholarlycommunity dedicated to bringing the benefits of its research,scholarship and creative activity, and educational excellence toglobal and local communities in ways that impact and positivelychange the world. We view the three traditional pillars of thepublic higher education mission—research, education, and service—asinterdependent endeavors that continually enrich and inform eachother. Groundbreaking research, transformative educationalexperiences, and deeply engaged service to its communities definethe University at Buffalo’s mission as a premier,research-intensive public university.This is a pooled posting, and positions are filled on an asneeded basis.Minimum QualificationsA Master’s degree, professional certification, or equivalency andexperience in applicable discipline.A combination of education and years of experience will beconsidered in lieu of education.Preferred QualificationsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

Historians slam plans to replace display cases at University museum

first_imgPlans to replace the wooden display cases at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History have been met with criticism from historians and architects.The University submitted proposals to replace the wooden cases with new glass cabinets, to the dismay of some prominent members of the architectural community.The history of the wooden cases dates back to the 1860s, when construction on the museum was completed.The cases have since been replaced by 20th century replicas, and are seen by over 750,000 visitors to the museum each year.The cases occupy the central court of the museum, and house many of its specimens. The entire collection is valued at around £7 million.A heritage assessment carried out by the University claimed that the changes made to the cabinets over time had diminished their value, concluding that they made only a “small positive contribution” to the historic value of the museum.Secretary of the Victorian group of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society, Peter Howell, said: “It is an astonishing indictment of Oxford University, and of the Museum in particular, that no research has been done into the origin of these cases.“The contribution which these cases make to the architectural and historical value of the Museum is inestimable.“The argument in the application that ‘the fact that they evoke a sense of history is fortuitous rather than designed’ is utterly absurd.”Peter Howell labelled the move “utterly absurd”Architectural historian Frederick O’Dwyer has claimed that the wooden cases were an important part of architects Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward’s original 19th century design of the museum.He said: “The fact that the display cases are in part 20th century replicas – with similar construction features – of Deane and Woodward’s designs – rather than the original of 1859-62, does not devalue their importance particularly as they were designed as part of an integrated architectural and decorative scheme by Deane and Woodward.”Architect Birkin Haward, who wrote about the Museum in Architects’ Journal in 1989, also disagreed with the University’s assessment.He said: “It would affect a critical element of the design of this wonderful building and as a consequence totally alter one’s perception and enjoyment of the interior forever.“If [the plan] goes through I have absolutely no doubt it will be seen as a matter of regret for years to come.”Historic England stated that it had no objection to the replacement of the cases, due to the ‘long history’ of alterations they have undergone and the lack of original material remaining.last_img read more

PA disciplines police supervisors

first_imgJERSEY CITY — The Port Authority Police Department has initiated disciplinary proceedings against 11 Port Authority Police supervisors for failure to appropriately oversee officers in the PATH command to ensure they were properly on patrol or on post.The charges follow disciplinary actions taken against 44 Port Authority police officers by the Port Authority’s Inspector General’s Office – most of whom served in the PATH Command – who were accused of allegedly improperly being in break rooms when they were supposed to be on patrol or on post.The PATH Command is responsible for round-the-clock coverage of the PATH system, which serves nearly 80 million passengers annually. The PATH PAPD Command patrols seven PATH stations in New Jersey and six PATH stations in Manhattan, south of 34th Street.The investigation that led to the charges against the patrol officers and supervisors began in May 2016 when the Port Authority’s Chief Security Office became aware that numerous officers were off post, which prompted further investigation. This concern was forwarded to the Office of the Inspector General, whose investigation, supported by video evidence, uncovered serious misconduct. The misconduct stemmed from officers failing to perform patrol duties as required during their work shifts, primarily but not limited to the midnight to 8 a.m. shift. The 11 PAPD supervisors – six lieutenants and five sergeants – are charged with failure to supervise officers in accordance with PAPD protocol.All 11 cases now move to the next phase of the process, and the Port Authority Police Department supervisors are presumed innocent until their cases have been adjudicated. To date, none of the cases have been settled. Port Authority supervisors face disciplinary actions ×Port Authority supervisors face disciplinary actionslast_img read more

Free Personal Safety Seminar Open to All on Feb. 10

first_imgBob McCannThe Ocean City Board of Realtors is pleased to announce it will sponsor a Personal Protection and Safety Training Awareness Seminar at the Ocean City Free Public Library 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.Members of the community and local Realtors are invited to attend this free seminar facilitated by Sensei Bob McCann of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors.“Violence doesn’t discriminate, male or female, it doesn’t consider whether you are young or old,” McCann says. Learn how to protect yourself by attending this personal protection and safety awareness seminar.This awareness seminar will include: how to avoid dangerous situations, ways to defend yourself and what you can do to protect yourself. No tickets are required and seating is based on a first come, first served basis.For more information, contact Vicki Heebner at 609-399-0128 or [email protected]— News release from the Ocean City Board of Realtorslast_img read more

Subway in O2 voucher partnership

first_imgSubway has teamed up with mobile phone network 02, so that consumers can automatically receive scannable vouchers through their mobile phones when they are near the sandwich retailer’s stores, which can immediately be redeemed in-store.The innovative new scheme uses O2 Media’s location-based texting service, called ‘You Are Here’, which is part of an add-on service providing exclusive offers and information to smart phone and tablet users. Members are alerted to the latest offers from Subway via text message when they approach a local store. The technology works using ‘geo-fences’, which are set up around the stores, so that when a customer enters the target area, they automatically receive an MMS. The voucher can then be scanned in-store with the same device that is used to scan Subway loyalty cards.“We are delighted to be the first retailer to offer consumers the bar-code recognition mechanic combined with a location-based texting service,” said a Subway spokesperson. “In conjunction with Subway’s commitment to contactless payment, this advance demonstrates our dedication to providing an innovative consumer experience. This is the next step in the mobile evolution of Subway.”last_img read more

Kendrick Lamar Makes Everything ‘Alright’ At Panorama Festival Day Two [Gallery/Recap]

first_imgPanorama continued at Randall’s Island Park yesterday with another diverse lineup. After the great success of day 1, Panorama chugged along with some incredible performances from Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and The National, as well as an explosive set by hip hops brightest shining star, Kendrick Lamar.The day started with a smorgasbord of up-and-comers, with Caveman, Museum of Love, Horse Meat Disco, and Oh Wonder all putting in impressive early performances. However, the real meat of the day started around 4pm. Tokimonsta definitely threw it down at the Parlor stage, while Foals showed their live prowess on the Panorama main stage. Foals turned in a particularly impressive set, as the British indie/dance rockers showed just why they are so huge over in Europe. When you headline Glastonbury, you learn a thing or two about playing at a festival, and the band showcased their fun, dance-rock vibes to a blissed out audience, even with the oppressive heat.After Foals, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals took the Pavilion stage, and they lit the tent on fire with their super high energy. Anderson .Paak himself was brilliant, moving between rapping and crooning and playing the drums with power and confidence. The set seemlessly moved from hip hop to jazz fusion to r&b, and it’s easy to see why this group has been featured on so many festival lineups this year. Anderson .Paak was so excited to play in New York, he made several mentions of how much he loves playing there, and showed a playfulness with his band that most band leaders can only dream of. The future is bright for Anderson .Paak, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store moving forward.The Lab is unlike any art installation ever presented at a music festival. We learned all about it when we interviewed the project’s curator, Justin Bolognino from META.is, and it certainly did not disappoint. With a huge line out the door stretching across the festival grounds, The Lab has proven to be a wild success at Panorama. It has several interactive pieces to explore, ranging from a giant inflatable piece that is hooked up to a moog synthesizer to a pinball machine hooked up with sensors that react as you play the game. The most impressive part, however, was The Dome, where viewers were encouraged to lay on the ground and look up at a huge IMAX-esque screen with an unbelievable, out-of-this-world video experience that needs to bee seen to be fully understood. Do what you can to make it into The Lab before the festival is over, as you won’t find this experience anywhere else.Back at the Pavilion, Flosstradamus absolutely threw it down during their set, mixing hip hop, trap, and dubstep to create an extremely fun experience for Panorama. Flosstradamus aren’t necessarily breaking any new ground with their music, and they played a lot of other people’s songs during their set, but their penchant for turning dumb songs into festival bangers and their love for marijuana had the crowd going wild for the entirety of their set.The National took the stage to huge anticipation, and were met with wild applause after each song. The band is only playing a handful of tourdates this summer, and, without an album of originals to plug, turned in a career-spanning set. The band turned in a perfect sunset-set, and really picked things up towards the end with passionate, rocking versions of “Mr. November” and “Terrible Love”.Kaytranada had a high-profile set that most people couldn’t even get into. Issues getting into the tiny, enclosed Parlor tent were an issue yesterday for DJ Khaled, and the same problem prevented several fans from being able to see the highly anticipated set by the Canadian DJ. For what it’s worth, people who were able to get in were raving about the high energy set that featured material from the artists celebrated debut album 99.9%.Finally, the day came to a close with an epic set from Kendrick Lamar. Taking the stage with his impressively jazzy band, King Kendrick worked through tracks from all three of his albums. Mixing in classics like “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”, “Swimming Pool (Drank)”, and “m.A.A.d. city (part II)” with newer tracks like “untitled 07 | 2014 – 2016”, and “For Free?”, Kendrick never slowed down, constantly keeping the energy high and engaging the crowd. A particularly jazzy take on “These Walls” was perhaps the highlight of the show, while mega hit “King Kunta” took the crowd into the stratosphere. However, it was the set-closing performance of “Alright” that really impressed, with Kendrick referring to all the violence in the world and letting everyone in the audience know that things would be ok. The crowd knew “Alright” was coming, and started chanting the song’s “We gon’ be alright!” refrain even before the song started. The chant turned into a call and response between the left and right sides of the audience, leaving Kendrick in awe before he started the song proper.Kendrick was a fitting way to end a strong second day of Panorama. The festival concludes today with sets from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Run The Jewels, Grace Potter, Holy Ghost!, Sia, A$AP Rocky, and a huge homecoming show for LCD Soundsystem!Photos by Chad Anderson. Full gallery: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Peach Music Festival Kicks Off With Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Dopapod Orchestra, And More

first_imgLoad remaining images Peach Music Festival is officially underway, with a strong Thursday night for those able to get to Scranton, Pennsylvania before the weekend kicks into action. Last night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead performed two separate sets, alongside Dopapod Orchestra, Cabinet, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. The music rang through the mountains, as fans had the openness to explore the water park, vendors, and other activities with free range before thousands more will join over the weekend.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead headlined the main Peach Stage on Thursday night, delivering their eclectic renditions of Grateful Dead (and beyond) tunes. Thank to taper tgakidis, you can listen to both sets below:The Dopapod Orchestra featured instrumentation from various players on site, including Kung Fu drummer Adrian Tramontano, and horn players from Turkuaz.As per tradition, Cabinet returned to their hometown roots for a greatly-appreciated set of Appalachian bluegrass. You can listen to their set below, courtesy of cabinetmusic:As most attendees will join the fun today, the lineup will include headlining sets from My Morning Jacket, Lettuce with Chaka Khan, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, The Magpie Salute, Pink Talking Fish Perform Eat A Peach, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and so many more.The Peach Festival: Continuing The Allman Brothers Band Legacy After 2017’s Major LossesTomorrow will bring the highly anticipated tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, two founding members of the Allman Brothers Band who passed away earlier this year. The master and former ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell (currently with The Rolling Stones) will lead the tribute as musical director, alongside ABB members Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, and Marc Quinones. Butch’s nephew and Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks, Gregg’s son guitarist Devon Allman, former ABB guitarist Jack Pearson, rising guitarist and vocalist Marcus King, keyboardist Bruce Katz (who has toured with both Butch and Gregg’s bands, and Les Brers) Lamar Williams Jr., son of former bassist Lamar Williams and vocalist of Les Brers, guitarist Pat Bergeson of Les Brers, musical director of the Gregg Allman Band and guitarist Scott Sharrard, GAB keyboardist Pete Levin, Berry Oakley Jr., son of original ABB bassist Berry Oakley, and Butch Trucks’s son and guitarist Vaylor Trucks, will all participate in this monstrous tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.See all the fabulous acts playing Peach Music Festival on the website.Enjoy the full gallery from Thursday, courtesy of Keith Griner of Phierce Photo; follow him on IG.The Peach Music Festival | 8/10/17 | Keith Griner of Phierce Photo Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Over 250 Musicians Gather In Russia To Perform Metallica’s “Sad But True” [Watch]

first_imgIn 2019, contrary to what pop music charts may say about the genre here in the United States, fans around the world still really love hard rock music and the bands who play it. A few years ago, a group of 1,000 musicians gathered to perform a communal cover of Foo Fighters‘ “Learn To Fly” in an impressive attempt to get the band to perform in their hometown of Cesesna, Italy, which the Foo eventually obliged. Those overseas musicians are now at it again, as this time an organization named Rock-n-Mob put together a group performance of Metallica‘s 1991 thrash metal anthem, “Sad But True”.In a new video shared to Rock-n-Mob’s YouTube page last month, over 250 singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers all gathered in Moscow, Russia to cover the popular Metallica song, which initially appeared on the band’s hugely successful 1991 self-titled album (also known as The Black Album). The actual performance took place back in mid-September, but you know how long the whole video editing process takes these days.If you thought the intro to “Sad But True” was already heavy enough, try listening to it when the number of musicians playing the thunderous opening to the hard-hitting rock tune goes well into the hundreds! The entire performance can be experienced in all of its high-voltage glory in the video below.Rock-n-Mob – “Sad But True” (Metallica cover)[Video: RocknMob]Thankfully, there’s no need for Rock-n-Mob to petition for Metallica to perform over in Russia, as the band was in Moscow back over the summer for a show at Luzhniki Stadium as part of their ongoing tour in support of their latest studio album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. [H/T Guitar World]last_img read more

Straight from the farm

first_imgThe smell of fresh strawberries filled the air at the opening of the Harvard Allston Farmers’ Market last Friday.  The event announced the return of local farmers to University markets in both Allston and Cambridge. The Cambridge market opened next to the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Tuesday.On opening day in Allston, customers picked from a range of produce, fish, breads, and treats from small businesses throughout the state.Since its launch in the summer of 2008, the market has been a place for Allston residents and the Harvard community to connect with local farmers and artisans. This year it is strengthening its ties with the Harvard Allston Education Portal, which will work with farmers to create educational opportunities around food and nutrition for families who visit the market.Dragonfly Farms, E.L. Sylvia Farms, and Proofed, a bread business based in Norton, were among the vendors returning to the market.  Newcomers included Sweet Lydia’s, a source for marshmallow treats, and Red’s Best Seafood.The market has been a hit with residents. Jessica Habalou has been a regular the two years she’s lived in Allston. “I was stoked to find out it was starting again,” said Habalou, who bought strawberries.Vendors were also excited for the start of the market season. Red’s Best was selling fish as part of a city of Boston pilot program. “For the first time since the original Faneuil Hall Market Place closed its doors in the mid-1900s, Boston residents, workers, and visitors will be able to purchase fresh, healthy, day-boat fish in a vibrant urban market setting,” said Mayor Thomas Menino in announcing the initiative. “This is truly an exciting program that expands access to healthy foods and represents a culinary option that is unique to Boston.”Said company CEO Jared Auerbach: “Red’s Best is excited about the opportunity to facilitate the connection between local fishermen and the general public through Boston’s farmers’ markets. The mayor and his office have done a wonderful job putting this together and the entire city will benefit.”Susan and Frank Ventura, who run Dragonfly Farms, look forward to offering a range of produce as the summer continues. Kale and strawberries are currently their most popular offerings. Customers will soon find spring onions, carrots, squash, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers, cantaloupe, and watermelon.Edward. L. Sylvia was raised on his father’s farm and founded E.L. Sylvia Farms in 1973.  At the Allston market, he sells tomatoes, basil, rosemary, lettuce, potatoes, zucchini, and squash.Lydia Blanchard’s Sweet Lydia’s offers marshmallow treats made from scratch. Best-sellers include candy bars and s’mores in a variety of flavors, such as toasted coconut marshmallow, chocolate peanut butter, raspberry, white chocolate, and caramel.Across the river, the Cambridge market this summer will go beyond fresh food to feature programming for children, with help from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.Said Louisa Denison, Food Literacy Project coordinator for Harvard University Dining Services: “We are looking to celebrate our new neighbor by collaborating on programming so customers can see influence from the museum on the market and vice versa.” Programs focusing on animals, oceans, and the Earth will include interactive demonstrations.The Allston market runs 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays until Oct. 26 at North Harvard Street and Western Avenue; the Cambridge market is noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays until Oct. 30 at 26 Oxford St.For more information, visit www.edportal.harvard.edu and www.facebook.com/harvardfarmersmarkets.last_img read more