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first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Exmar Shell’s Prelude FLNG kicks off productionShell’s giant Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility located offshore Western Australia has started production on Tuesday, December 25.Woodside picks Bechtel for Pluto LNG train 2 FEEDAustralian LNG player Woodside has awarded a contract to Bechtel to undertake front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Pluto train 2 project located north-west of Karratha, Western Australia.Exmar’s FLNG leaves China heading for Argentinian jobBelgium’s Exmar, the Nicolas Saverys-led shipowner, said its Caribbean FLNG, to be renamed Tango FLNG, departed China and set course for Argentina.Keppel scores ice-class LNG bunkering vessel buildKeppel Offshore & Marine, through its unit, Keppel Singmarine, clinched contracts worth a combined value of about S$300 million ($218.9 million) that include the design and construction of an ice-class LNG bunker vessel.GasLog orders new LNG pair at SHI as Cheniere exercises charter optionMonaco-based LNG shipper GasLog has ordered an LNG carrier pair at the South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard to serve newly agreed charter deals with Cheniere.last_img read more

Sr. Mary Catherine Eschenbach, O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Mary Catherine Eschenbach, age 93 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the convent.  Born February 15, 1923 in Indianapolis, she is the daughter of Cecilia (Nee: Johantgen) and Carl Eschenbach Sr.Sr. Mary Catherine entered the convent September 8, 1939 and made her final vows August 12, 1945.  She was a teacher, principal and a missionary in Papua New Guinea.  Schools included St. Louis in Batesville, St. Frances de Sales and St. Michael’s in Indianapolis, St. Lawrence in St. Lawrenceburg, Indiana, St. Vincent de Paul in Bedford, Indiana, St. Ann’s in Hamilton, Ohio, St. Anthony’s in Streator, Illinois, Immaculate Conception in Old Monroe, Missouri as well as 15 years in Papua New Guinea before retiring to the Motherhouse in 1998.Attending St. Catherine’s and St. Mary’s Academy in Indianapolis, she was taught by the sisters of Oldenburg.  One of the sisters she met was instrumental in her choice to enter religious life.  After her sophomore year, she entered the novitiate program at Oldenburg.  In her first year as a novice, her father died and her mother was the expecting the families’ seventh child.  Sr. Mary Catherine offered to abandon her religious calling and return home to help with the family.  Her mother said, “Stay and pray, we’ll make it.”A dedicated teacher, she taught for 20 years, teaching almost every grade and then spent 20 years as a principal.  In 1960 the first group of sisters left for Papua New Guinea.  While she too wanted to minister in this foreign land, she stayed stateside for her aging mother.  After many years, she still felt the desire to go, so she asked her mother’s permission.  Mom’s answer was, “Go, I’ll visit you.”  And she did at age 86!In her words, “I was a pilgrim in a foreign land, teaching at the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, the Teacher’s College, two seminaries and with the Capuchin Brothers.  I’ve gone where there was a need.  All my life has been a challenge and I’ve enjoyed the challenges.  I’ve been happy and enjoyed the journey as I walked trustfully with the Lord.”Sr. Mary Catherine is survived by her sisters Angela Kriese and Leanore Cox, both of Indianapolis as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Mildred Rambow, Florence Eschenbach, Carlann Richardson and brother Carl Eschenbach Jr.Visitation is Wednesday, February 15th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent chapel.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bob Weakley officiating.  Burial will be in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more

Champions League? Europa League? Who can still get what and how

first_imgfeatures Europa League Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Premier League: 10 things to look out for on the final day Share via Email Twitter Share on Facebook Was this helpful? Share on WhatsApp Gonzalo Higuaín seals victory over Watford and a top-four place for Chelsea. Watford can reach the Europa League by winning the FA Cup final against Manchester City on 18 May. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP Facebook Read more Can the fourth-placed team end up in the Europa League?In theory, yes, but not this season. It happened to Tottenham in 2012 because Chelsea won the Champions League, guaranteeing a place, and finished outside the top four at a time when England had a maximum of four spots. Now the Premier League gets up to five berths and the fourth-placed team miss out only if English clubs win the Champions League and Europa League but neither finish in the top four. That cant be the case this season. With the 38th and final round of matches left to play in the Premier League season, the unthinkable prospect of an extra 39th outing remains on the table.The sensible permutations are simple. A win for Manchester City and the trophy will continue to adorn sky blue ribbons for another year. Any mistake, and Jurgen Klopp’s side can grab a first title in 29 years. Guardiola will be expecting a routine win away at Brighton and Klopp will equally anticipate three points against Wolves at Anfield, but what about that elusive 39th match?The 2018-2019 Premier League handbook states that in the case that the title “cannot be determined because two or more clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral grounds, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the Board.”For everything to be equal on Sunday evening Manchester City will need to lose 4-0 at the Amex coupled with a 4-4 draw at Anfield. Both teams would finish on 95 points, with a goal difference of +65, and 91 goals scored.There is a precedent for this absurdly fantastical turn of events. Sort of. Guardiola hasn’t been immune to a hammering as City boss, overseeing the club’s 4-0 defeat to Everton in January 2017, while a trip back to the winter of 1983 would find an FA Cup occasion that did, in fact, see Brighton demolish City by a scoreline of 4-0.For Liverpool, meanwhile, the mere mention of “4-4” conjures up memories of a Premier League classic in which the Rafa Benitez-led Reds were on the receiving end of Andrei Arshavin’s brief dalliance with genius.Last month Klopp declared the 2018-2019 season as being “absolutely crazy”. Well, Jurgen, we’re about to find out just how crazy. Benji Nurick What happens if Arsenal finish outside the top four and win the Europa League?They go into the Champions League group stage and Manchester United go into the Europa League group stage. The second Europa League spot will go to Wolves or Watford depending on the outcome of the FA Cup final.What happens if Chelsea win the Europa League?They are in the Champions League anyway, so unless Spurs finish fifth and win the Champions League, there will be three English teams in the Europa League.What if Watford win the FA Cup?Beating City would earn them a spot in next season’s Europa League group stage. Seventh-placed Wolves would miss out on European football because only seven teams can qualify and Watford have finished outside the top seven.A win for Watford would also see the Premier League’s highest-placed side who have not qualified for the Champions League begin their Europa League campaign in the second qualifying round, which starts on 25 July. Manchester United are scheduled to play a friendly against Milan in Cardiff on the same day.And if Manchester City win the FA Cup?Seventh-placed Wolves will go into the Europa League second qualifying round. Who have qualified for the 2019-20 Champions League?Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea have secured their places in the group stage by virtue of confirmed top-four finishes. Tottenham hold the final top-four spot and will confirm their qualification – also for the group stage – as long as they avoid defeat by Everton. Even if they lose, Arsenal would need to win at Burnley and overturn an eight-goal deficit in goal difference to overhaul them. Premier League Champions League Thank you for your feedback. Show Hide Pinterest Can five teams go into the Champions League?Yes. If Arsenal finish outside the top four but win the Europa League they will be in the Champions League. If Chelsea win the Europa League only four English clubs will be in the Champions League, other than in the unlikely event that Tottenham end up fifth, and then win the Champions League.How many clubs qualify for the Europa League?That depends. Ordinarily it is three, with the Premier League’s fifth-placed finishers and the FA Cup winners going into the group stage and the Carabao Cup victors starting in the second qualifying round. But that drops to two if an English team win the Europa League but finish outside the top four because the Premier League gets a maximum of seven places in Europe.So can any club say for certain they will be in the Europa League?Only Manchester United. If they finish fifth they go into the group stage. If they finish sixth – which gets a Europa League place because Manchester City won the Carabao Cup but will be in the Champions League – their entry date will depend on who wins the FA Cup. Arsenal are guaranteed a Europa League place if they do not end up in the Champions League. Share on LinkedIn Topics Quick guide What would it take to force a play-off for the Premier League title? Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

9 days agoEintracht Frankfurt chairman Steubing enjoys swipe at AC Milan signing Rebic

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt chairman Steubing enjoys swipe at AC Milan signing Rebicby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt chairman Wolfgang Steubing has enjoyed a swipe at Ante Rebic.Rebic left Eintracht Frankfurt for AC Milan over the summer.“Honestly, I don’t know what to say,” Steubing told Bild.“He wanted to leave, because otherwise he would be the only one of the three strikers to stay at Frankfurt.“Now, he sits outside. He took a gamble and lost. And it won’t get any easier for him.” last_img read more

Listen: Brandon Harris’ High School Coach Wants Him To Transfer From LSU

first_imgLSU fans wait in line outside Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans wait outside of Tiger Stadium to watch the football team arrive between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Freshman quarterback Brandon Harris had a shot to win the quarterback job at LSU this season. After promising performances against Mississippi State and New Mexico State, Harris had a putrid game in the Tigers’ loss to Auburn, completing just 3-of-14 throws for 58 yards in a 41-7 loss. Harris threw just one more pass on the season, an interception against Kentucky. Harris’ high school coach David Feaster doesn’t believe that his former player got a fair shot in Baton Rouge, and encouraged him to transfer to JuCo and eventually another Division I program.Feaster: I tried to talk Brandon Harris into transferring at the break. Since he qualified, he could go JUCO, play 1 yr., go elsewhere— TheTimFletcherShow (@FletchWorldWide) January 28, 2015Feaster: LSU had worst passing game and best QB on the bench— TheTimFletcherShow (@FletchWorldWide) January 28, 2015Feaster: Brandon is dedicated to LSU. He really wants to make it work— TheTimFletcherShow (@FletchWorldWide) January 28, 2015You’re not biased towards your kid or another but you KNOW when an athlete could play in the collegiate level. -Wilson— TheTimFletcherShow (@FletchWorldWide) January 28, 2015Apparently LSU is still telling WR recruits that “you’re QB, you know, Brandon Harris.”— TheTimFletcherShow (@FletchWorldWide) January 28, 2015Feaster said he was sick of LSU telling lies to the public.— TheTimFletcherShow (@FletchWorldWide) January 28, 2015If Feaster were Anthony Jennings dad, he’d be upset with Miles for saying this year was a disappointing QB year.— TheTimFletcherShow (@FletchWorldWide) January 28, 2015Between the lack of faith in both Harris and Anthony Jennings, and the fact that LSU has reportedly had contact with potential transfers like Everett Golson and Braxton Miller, Feaster has a point. However, we totally understand why Harris would want to stick it out at a program like LSU.[247Sports]last_img read more

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins Takes A Shot At The NCAA For Tournament Game Starting At 11 P.M.

first_imgBob Huggins at an NCAA Tournament press conference.Friday night’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game in Columbus between No. 6 Providence and No. 11 Dayton started at roughly 11 p.m. E.T. The game was scheduled to tip off at about 10 p.m. E.T., but due to the previous two games – West Virginia-Buffalo and Maryland-Valparaiso -at the site running long, the tip time between the Friars and the Flyers was delayed. Cleveland.com has a lengthier explanation on the situation. Saturday afternoon, Mountaineers’ coach Bob Huggins was asked about the late tip time. He gave a pretty sarcastic response. Bob Huggins, on playing tourney games til 1 am: “It’s all about the betterment of the student athlete….It just tickles me to death.”— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) March 21, 2015The game was played on a Friday night, so it’s not like the student-athletes had classes to wake up for the following morning – and, really, what college student goes to be before midnight, anyway? – but the NCAA clearly could have done a better job scheduling.last_img read more

StandingRock camp getting used to life after police raid

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National NewsProtesters in standing rock are still recovering after police confrontation on Thursday. Personal items taken by State and local police were returned and the energy was very positive.But people at the camp say they can’t let their guards down quite yet – especially after what happend on Sunday morning.tpimentellast_img

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

first_imgBOSTON — The nation’s deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy.The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, the Connecticut-based maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin, and the family name is on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard.Members of the family have been accused in a lawsuit brought by the state of Massachusetts of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of OxyContin.In light of the allegations, activists have called on institutions to cut ties with the family.Many of the donations, however, were made by Arthur Sackler, who died nearly a decade before OxyContin even went on the market. His widow says it’s unfair to connect him to the opioid crisis.Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Cats orphaned after Alipore jail shift find new home

first_imgKolkata: At a time when beating up of stray animals, their killings and even abandoning have become rampant in Kolkata, an NGO has given shelter to the cats which were left uncared for due to shifting of the Alipore correctional home to Baruipur.The organisation which is working for the welfare of stray animals for the past two decades has successfully rehabilitated 82 cats, left unattended due to the shifting. The cats were raised by the workers and inmates of the correctional home. They were fed regularly by the staff of the correctional home and the inmates. After the correctional home was shifted to Baruipur, there was no one to look after them. The cats became weak. Senior officials of the Correctional Home department were contacted and permission was sought for the rehabilitation. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersOn Sunday, in the presence of Biplab Das, Additional Inspector General (Correctional Home), the NGO took the cats in its possession. Earlier, the inmates had requested the senior officials at Alipore Correctional Home to take the cats along but their plea had been turned down. A spokesman of the NGO said the cats have been kept in a separate enclosure at the Shibrampur centre. There are already 80 cats there. The newly-adopted cats will be given 200 grams of fish per day along with milk. After they were brought to the centre, they were examined and kept at a separate enclosure. “The cats would not have survived had they not been attended on time,” said a spokesperson of the NGO.last_img read more

CVC to retire in June write 300word essay to apply for top

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has started the process of filling up the top post of Central Vigilance Commissioner in the anti-corruption watchdog CVC as incumbent K V Chowdary will demit office in June after completing his four-year tenure.Besides Chowdary, Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin will also complete his tenure in the same month, officials said Monday. Former chief of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Sharad Kumar is the other Vigilance Commissioner. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) consists of a Central Vigilance Commissioner and two Vigilance Commissioners. It is proposed to appoint a Central Vigilance Commissioner and a Vigilance Commissioner in the CVC, according to an order issued by Personnel Ministry seeking applications for the posts. Those interested will have to write a 300-word write-up to indicate their suitability for the post and send an application to the Personnel Ministry. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThey shall hold office for a term of four years from the date on which he/she enters upon his/her office or till he/she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, it said. “All the applicants should be of outstanding merit and impeccable integrity and should have a knowledge and at least 25 years of experience in the relevant field,” the ministry said. A Central Vigilance Commissioner or Vigilance Commissioner is appointed from persons who have been or are in an all India services (IAS, IPS and IFoS) or in any civil service of the Union or in a civil post having knowledge and experience in the matters relating to vigilance, policy-making and administration including police administration among others, the ministry said. Besides, a person who has held office or is holding office in a corporation established by or under any central Act or a government company owned or controlled by the central government and persons who have expertise and experience in finance including insurance and banking, law, vigilance and investigations are also eligible for the appointments. The last date for sending an application to the ministry is May 1.last_img read more