Nearing winter season bumps Japan’s October spot LNG price

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Tokyo GasThe average price of spot-LNG imported into Japan that was contracted in October 2017 reached $8.2 as the winter heating season nears. The contract-based price rose 18.8 percent from $6.9 per mmBtu in September reaching an eight-month high, the data from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry shows.The arrival-based price has also shown an increase from $5.8 per mmBtu in September to $6.1 per mmBtu during the month under review, a 5.1 percent increase.Only spot LNG cargoes are taken into account in this assessments, excluding short, medium and long-term contract cargoes, as well as those linked to a particular price index.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Jan. 15 – Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, Jan. 15 to Monday, Jan. 18, 2016:Friday, January 15, 2016•5:43 a.m. Daniel W. Dvorak, 46, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlamp.•Bobbi C A Santana, 31, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•10:26 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to property in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.•10:49 a.m. Officers took a report of a juvenile problem in the 200 block N. B, Wellington.•3:30 p.m. Austin D. Schoemann, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•3:45 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 300 block N. A, Wellington which occurred January 14, 2016.•9:10 p.m. Julian C. Cornejo, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 31mph in a 20 mph zone.Saturday, January 16, 2016•1:30 a.m. Mitchell A. McGuire, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag light.•1:58 a.m. Jared L. Franks, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag light.•7:05 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington by known subject.•9:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of wallet with contents in the 700 block S. G, Wellington.Sunday, January 17, 2016•2:30 a.m. Officers investigated an aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property by known suspect in the 800 block N. Washington, Wellington.•3:18 a.m. Officers investigated an aggravated domestic battery in the 1100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•3:24 a.m. Jason D. Schoemann, 43, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated domestic violence battery.•12:50 p.m. Officers investigated possession of stimulants and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•12:52 p.m. Officers investigated making a false information and theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:32 p.m. Bradley A. Braun, 36, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with making false information and theft.•1:32 p.m. Regina D. Brittain, 60, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with possession of stimulants and possession of drug paraphernalia.Monday, January 18, 2016•5:09 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in electronics in the 300 block E. 9th, Wellington.•10:58 a.m. Officers investigated an assault and disorderly conduct in the 400 block N. F, Wellington by a known suspect.•1:17 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of an appliance in the 600 block N. C, Wellington.•3:20 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicidal subject in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•4:58 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block N. F, Wellington.•6:40 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and speeding 61 mph in a 45 mph zone.•6:47 p.m. Korey J. Sarsycki, 26, Moore, Okla. was arrested, charged and confined with driving while license is suspended and speeding 61 mph in a 45 mph zone.last_img read more

Gough named in GB&I Jacques Leglise team

first_img Conor Gough, the new Boys’ Amateur Champion, is one of five England players in the nine-strong GB&I team for the Jacques Leglise Trophy against the Continent of Europe.Gough, who also won the McGregor Trophy this season, will be joined by: Carris Trophy winner Barclay Brown, who captains the side, Max Hopkins, Joe Pagdin and Robin Williams. All five were in England’s winning team at the recent Boys’ Home internationals.The match takes place at Kytäjä Golf in Finland on 31 August and 1 September. GB&I last won the trophy in 2014, followed by a tied match in 2015. The Continent of Europe have won the last two encounters.Full team:Barclay Brown (17) (Captain), Hallamshire, EnglandArchie Davies (17), Carlisle, WalesConor Gough (15), Stoke Park, EnglandMax Hopkins (15), Bishops Stortford, EnglandTom McKibben (15), Holywood, IrelandConnor McKinney (16), Joondalup, ScotlandJoseph Pagdin (16), Lake Nona, EnglandMark Power (18), Kilkenny, IrelandRobin Williams (16), Peterborough Milton, England 21 Aug 2018 Gough named in GB&I Jacques Leglise team Tags: GB&I, Jacques Leglise Trophy Reserves:1 Harry Goddard (17) Hanbury Manor, England2 Harrison Arnold (18) Castle Royle, EnglandFor scoring and reports from the matches please visit Image of Conor Gough holing the winning putt at the McGrgeor Trophy, copyright Leaderboard Photography.last_img read more

Woods back on top in golf

first_imgRECLAIMS TOP SPOT–Tiger Woods waves to fans as he walks off the 18th hole after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, March 25, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  by Doug FergusonORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The moment was vintage Tiger Woods, and so was his reaction.Seconds after Rickie Fowler made a 40-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole to pull within two shots of the lead, Woods posed over his 25-foot birdie putt until he swept the putter upward in his left hand and marched toward the cup as it dropped for a birdie.Fowler, standing on the edge of the green, turned with a slight smile as if to say, “What else can I do?”Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday and returned to No. 1 in the world for the first time since October 2010, the longest spell of his career. After all that time, after so much turmoil with his personal life and his health, Woods looks as good as ever.Maybe better.“It’s a byproduct of hard work, patience and getting back to winning golf tournaments,” Woods said.He essentially wrapped up his eighth title at Bay Hill with an 8-iron out of a fairway bunker on the par-5 16th that easily cleared the water and landed safely on the green for a two-putt birdie. Woods dangled his tongue out of his mouth as the ball was in the air, another sign of his swagger.Just like his other two wins this year, Woods never let anyone get closer than two shots in the final round. With a conservative bogey he could afford on the final hole, he closed with a 2-under 70 for a two-shot win over Justin Rose.Woods walked off the 18th green waving his putter over his head — truly a magic wand at Bay Hill — to acknowledge the fans who have seen this act before. His eighth win in the Arnold Palmer Invitational tied a PGA Tour record that had not been touched in 48 years.This win had extra significance. He’s back to No. 1.“If I get healthy, I know I can play this game at a high level,” Woods said. “I know I can be where I’m contending in every event, contending in major championships and being consistent day in and day out — if I got healthy. That was the first step in the process. Once I got there, then my game turned.”A year ago, he came to Bay Hill without having won in more than 2½ years. He left this year having won six times in his last 20 starts on the PGA Tour.Next up is the Masters, where Woods will try to end his five-year drought in the majors.“I’m really excited about the rest of this year,” Woods said.Woods fell as low as No. 58 in the world as he coped with the collapse of his marriage, a loss of sponsors and injuries to his left leg. One week after he announced he was dating Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn, Woods returned to the top of golf.“Number 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!” Vonn tweeted moments after his win.Asked if there was any correlation to his winning right after going public with his relationship, Woods smiled and said, “You’re reading way too much into this.”Like so many other victories, this one was never really close.Fowler pulled to within two shots with a 25-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole, but after he and Woods made bogey on the 15th, Fowler went at the flag on the par-5 16th and came up a few yards short and into the water. Fowler put another ball into the water and made triple bogey.“I was swinging it well.  I made a few putts, and trying to put a little pressure on them, let them know I was there,” Fowler said. “Just would like to have that 7-iron back on 16. Just kind of a touch heavy.”Woods played it safe on the 18th, and nearly holed a 75-foot par putt that even drew a big smile from the tournament host.Woods tied the tour record of eight wins in a single tournament. Sam Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times from 1938 to 1965 at two golf courses. Woods tied his record for most wins at a single golf course, having also won eight times at Torrey Pines, including a U.S. Open.“I don’t really see anybody touching it for a long time,” Palmer said while Woods made his way up the 18th fairway. “I had the opportunity to win a tournament five times, and I knew how difficult that was.”Rose, who played the first two rounds with Woods, closed with a 70 to finish alone in second.He pulled to within two shots of Woods with a birdie on the 16th. Woods was in the group behind him in the fairway bunker on the par 5, and hit 8-iron over the water and onto the middle of the green for a two-putt birdie to restore his margin.“He plays every shot like he plays them on Sunday,” Rose said. “His intensity is the same on Thursday often as it is on Sunday, and that makes Sunday a lot less different for him. He plays in that kind of atmosphere far more regularly than a lot of guys do, and it’s an adjustment for most of us. It’s a known for him.”Fowler had to settle for a 73 and a tie for third with Mark Wilson (71), Keegan Bradley (71) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (72).Rory McIlroy had been No. 1 since he won the PGA Championship last August. He can reclaim the No. 1 ranking by winning the Houston Open this week. Woods heads home to south Florida for two weeks before the Masters.Asked the last time he felt this good going to Augusta National, Woods replied, “It’s been a few years.”This was the fourth time in his career that he already had three PGA Tour wins before the Masters — he didn’t win a green jacket in any of the previous years (2000, 2003 and 2008). More telling, perhaps, is that Woods has won back-to-back starts for the first time since the Buick Open and Bridgestone Invitational in August 2009.“I think it shows that my game is consistent,” he said. “It’s at a high level.”Woods finished at 13-under 275 and won for the 77th time on the PGA Tour, moving to within five of Snead’s record.Fowler, his first time playing with Woods in the final group, opened with eight pars when he needed to be making up ground. And when he finally had a few openings on the back nine, Woods refused to let him through.Woods salvaged a two-putt par with a 7-footer on the 11th hole to keep a three-shot lead. On the next hole, Fowler looked to gain some momentum when he made a 40-foot birdie putt only for Woods to match him with that 25-foot birdie.Woods produced some absurd statistics with the putter this week, making 19 of 28 putts from between 7 feet and 20 feet.He walked off the green to share a handshake with Palmer, along with a big smile and some words that Woods said were best kept private. He left the course in that familiar blue blazer that goes to the winner.And he left as the No. 1 player in the world.It’s the 11th time that Woods has gone back to No. 1, tied with Greg Norman since the ranking began in 1986. Still to be determined is how long Woods stays there this time.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 20, 2015)–From the commencement of its Winter Meet on Dec. 26 through today, Santa Anita Park has now eclipsed the $1 billion mark in pari-mutuel handle, as the track continues to provide players across the country with large guaranteed pools and dependable levels of liquidity–making Santa Anita a consistent “best bet” with horseplayers nationwide.“Everyone knows what you get when you spend a day at Santa Anita,” said veteran horseplayer and longtime editor/publisher of The Horseplayer Magazine, Tom Quigley. “It’s the most beautiful track in the world, with the mountains, architecture and multimillion dollar improvements, which all serve to enhance what serious horseplayers have come to know, especially in recent years, and that is that Santa Anita consistently offers players the biggest and best wagering pools in the country.”With the nation’s highest rated jockey colony and many of America’s top trainers represented on a daily basis, Santa Anita racing consistently provides players with the highest average pari-mutuel handle per horse in the country.Santa Anita currently leads the nation with a $500,000 guaranteed Late Pick Four pool and a $150,000 guaranteed Pick Six pool each weekend.First post time at Santa Anita over closing weekend, June 27 & 28, will be at 1 p.m. For tickets, reservations or more information, fans are encouraged to visit –30–last_img read more

DiVencenzo passes away

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Alfred David DiVencenzo, 64, of Grafton Township, died July 24, 2018.Al was on the Lorain County Farm Bureau Board for 12 years. He was president on the county farm bureau for 6 yrs and was now an Ohio Farm Bureau State Trustee (since June 2014) representing Lorain, Erie, Huron and Cuyahoga Counties on Farm Bureau’s state level and has been a state delegate on the national level. Al has been on the Ohio Christmas Tree Association Board of Directors since 2010. He volunteered to represent the OCTA at an ag booth at the Ohio State Fair for more than 20 years. Al participated in Operation Evergreen where Ohio Christmas trees are sent to troops overseas.He was born July 12, 1954 in Medina and lived in Grafton Twp and the Grafton/Elyria area his whole life. He was a 1972 graduate of Midview High School and received an Associates Degree from LCCC in 1974. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Bowling Green State University in 1976 and his Master’s Degree in Education at Kent State University in 1981.He sat on the State of Ohio Public Works Commission Natural Resource Assistance Council for District 9 representing Farm Bureau in Lorain, Huron and Medina Counties. Al has been the advisor of the Belden B’s and G’s (formerly known as the Belden Boys) for 45 years. He started with the group right after he graduated from high school in 1972. He was still an advisor even though his own children are well beyond the 4-H age. Some of the kids in the club are the children of former club members.Al was an educator in Lorain County for 30 years at various school districts including North Ridgeville, Keystone, and Educational Service Center of Lorain County 1976-2005 and an Adjunct professor of education for Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus in Huron from 2004-2018. Al’s favorite hobby was being a tree farmer. He operated a Christmas tree farm where he gave back to the community. He pioneered the concept of a “Scholarship Forest” of cut trees where a portion of the money paid for each sold tree went to a cause. Hundreds of dollars have gone to the endowment funds of the Midview Local Schools, the Grafton-Midview Public Library, North Ridgeville City Schools and St. Peter’s School in North Ridgeville.Al was an active member of the Grafton Knights of Columbus Council #8369. He held every office in the organization and is currently the financial secretary and in charge of the monthly newsletter. He belongs to the Fourth Degree Council #3019 of the K of C in North Ridgeville. Al was a Parish School of Religion teacher at Assumption Church in Grafton in 1992. He progressed to become the principal of the Assumption Church PSR program until the Church merged with another Grafton church to become Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Al is currently a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Valley City, OH. We have been blessed that Al was an avid blood donor and was able to be a postmortem donor to Lifebanc.Al is survived by his wife of thirty five years, Beth (nee Snider); sons, Alfred E (Valerie) of Ravenna and Joseph L (Hannah) of Grafton; daughter, Teresa of New York City; mother, Wanda DiVencenzo (nee Kobak) of Grafton; parents-in-law, Edward and Janet Snider; sisters, Lois Stoll (Bob) and Jan O’Dell (Tim); brother, David DiVencenzo (Marlita); grandchildren, Danica, Wyatt, Caleb, and Carmella; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Edward DiVencenzo.Friends will be received Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM at Avon Oaks Country Club 32300 Detroit Road Avon, OHA funeral Mass will be Monday, July 30, at 9:30 AM at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church 1800 Station Rd. Valley City, OH.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Al’s favorite causes:Operation Evergreen Checks to: OCTA, Operation Evergreen Ohio Christmas Tree Association 6870 Licking Valley Rd Frazeysburg OH, 43822 ohiochristmastree.orgLorain County 4-H Endowment Checks to: The Ohio State University Lorain Co. 4-H Endowment ℅ OSU Extension Lorain Co. 42110 Russia Rd. Elyria, OH 44035Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Checks to: OFB Foundation 280 N. High St. 6th Floor Columbus, OH 43218.Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elyria assisted with arrangements.SERVICES Visitation Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Avon Oaks Country Club 32300 Detroit Road Avon, OHMemorial Service Monday, July 30, 2018 9:30 AM St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church 1800 Station Road Valley City, OH read more

LEED Certification as an Afterthought

first_imgI was recently hired to be the Green Rater on a LEED for Homes project that is already under construction. This particular project is a fraternity house and the delay was due to a late decision to pursue LEED certification.Apparently there was some confusion as to whether it was a commercial or residential building and if it should be considered a single family or multifamily structure. All these issues preceded my involvement – I am now involved and will work diligently to keep the project on track.We had our first meeting with the project team recently, and I am hopeful that the project will go smoothly. The contractor is large and experienced and should have no problem keeping up with the documentation required. The architect is involved in project administration as well, providing much needed services for both construction and certification.This is a refreshing change from the single-family projects I work on, many of which are never certified because the contractors have neither the staff nor the time to assemble all the necessary documentation through the process. They usually give up on certification, happy just to have the project done and get their money.Well documented and easy to manageThis fraternity house project, while not planned from the start as a green building, was reasonably well thought out, and the design included several high performance features that should make it fairly simple to certify. It is a typical college building with brick veneer, columns, portico, and dormers. No particular consideration was given to solar orientation — which is unfortunate, considering that the building is in a hot southern climate, but not unusual.Oh, how I would love to be involved in a project early enough to have some real impact on the performance of a building! Still, given the limitations of my involvement, this project should proceed smoothly with an involved architect and an organized contractor.A telling commentIn our design review meeting, during a discussion on HVAC systems, the contractor pointed out that while the windows were designed to be operable, the building was designed and engineered to be sealed all the time, with heating, cooling, or heat recovery operating 24/7.I understand the challenges of managing space heating and cooling in a large building and, from an engineering and management point of view, of not letting the occupants open windows. I’ve seen too many centrally heated buildings with half the windows are open to keep people from overheating during the winter from uncontrollable heating systems. But in a climate where the weather is comfortable and pleasant much of the year, in this day and age, to design a building that uses energy to condition air full time seems to me to be a losing proposition.They could have designed it with sensors that turned off the HVAC systems when windows are open, along with some training and an effort to engage the fraternity brothers in saving energy. It’s sad that first costs are so important, particularly to an organization that certainly intends to own and manage their building for many years and could benefit from lower operating costs.last_img read more

No Bhutia a boon for youth says Houghton

first_imgWhile India get set to take on Thailand in a grudge match at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday, having lost to the visitors in Bangkok last week, skipper Bhaichung Bhutia will be absent from the starting line-up once again.The influential striker is yet to recover fully from the recurrence of the thyroid-related problems that laid him low in Portugal. National coach Bob Houghton believes Bhutia’s absence will provide the young strikers in the team another chance to showcase their mettle in front of Houghton’s favourite Ambedkar Stadium crowd.Thai coach Bryan Robson (left) with his counterpart Bob Houghton on Tuesday.It is no secret that Houghton considers the venue to be a lucky hunting-ground for his team and two back-to-back Nehru Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2009 and the victory in the AFC Challenge Cup in 2008 bears testimony to his belief.The upbeat Thailand side is placed 34 ranks above India at 104th spot in the latest FIFA rankings, and Houghton believes it is time the youngsters in the team took the responsibility of finding the net off Bhutia’s shoulders.”Although I would have loved to play Bhutia, he is not match-fit yet. He is training with us, but he has lost a lot of weight and it will take some time before he gets back to full fitness. He is definitely a big influence on the team and it is not easy, but we must learn to play without him because he will finish some day.”Whoever has managed the Indian team knows what his contribution to the team is, but looking at the positive side, we have young talents in our ranks and now is the time for them to grab the opportunity and deliver. This exposure might end up helping the youngsters when we travel to Doha in 2011 and they might have to face the Asian powerhouses on a big stage like the Asian Cup,” the Briton said.advertisement”As for tomorrow’s match, Mohammed Rafi will start upfront with Sunil Chhetri. We also have Sushil Kumar Singh, Baljit Sahni and Abhishek Yadav in our ranks, so there are plenty of options up front and, even if we don’t get to test everyone tomorrow, we will definitely give them all a fair share of match practice ahead of the Asian Cup in January.”Although the Indian players kept their composure and were up to the challenge against a highly-skilled Thailand side on Saturday, the failure of the strikers to go for the kill cost them the match.Houghton, though, squashed all rumours that he wasn’t happy with the performance of his central midfielders on Saturday and reiterated that both Climax Lawrence and Steven Dias were making a comeback after an injury lay-off, which is why they were a bit rusty to start off with.”I am not at all disappointed as both Climax and Dias were making a comeback after injury layoffs and the heavy outfield didn’t make it any easier for them. Rather than disappointment, I feel the fact that they played for most of the match will help when we play the upcoming matches. In fact, Climax will lead the team in Bhutia’s absence,” he said.Commenting on Thailand’s strengths, Houghton said: ” hey are skilful players who are exceptionally good in the midfield. Their problem starts inside the penalty area. Their lack of height creates a problem when it comes to scoring or defending. But their passing game is on par with that of any other top football playing nation.”Thailand coach Bryan Robson will field a mix of senior and junior players on Wednesday as he tries to scout young talent in the lead up to the Asian Games in November, where they will have to field an under-23 side.”We are basically building a side for the Asian Games. So I will field only five or six senior players and it will be a perfect blend of youth and experience.But I am sure that my boys will provide tough challenge to the Indians,” he said.”Just because I am fielding a youngish side doesn’t mean that we will be taking it easy. We will fight it out till the end and whichever side converts the chances will win.”last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: De Gea save best I’ve ever seen

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: De Gea save best I’ve ever seenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed David de Gea’s wonder save for victory over Huddersfield.United won 3-1, though De Gea’s intervention came at a crucial moment.Solskjaer said, “The result was great. Obviously, you win the game and get three points. I think we started off slowly and maybe [it was] the whole occasion, we took one touch too many, we didn’t create too many chances early on but, after we got the first goal, I think we settled down, we passed it quicker. “There was a period just before half-time when you thought we would get the second here and it will be game over. In the second half, the first seven or eight minutes, I think we struggled then David’s save was the key moment for us. “You know every team, whatever game you are playing, if you are at home or away, they will get a chance because there is quality in all Premier League teams and that save must be one of the best I have seen – probably the best.” last_img read more

a month agoEx-‘fatty’ Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen hits stunning 5 PSV goals

first_imgEx-‘fatty’ Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen hits stunning 5 PSV goalsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen has hit five goals for PSV Eindhoven in their thumping of Vitesse.He opened the scoring after 18 minutes before adding further strikes ten minutes before half-time and immediately after the break.Malen then completed the 5-0 rout with two penalties in the final seven minutes.The result still leaves Mark van Bommel’s side behind Ajax on goal difference at the top of the Eredivisie, with four wins and a draw so far this season.It takes the forward’s total to ten this season, which included a goal on his senior Netherlands debut against Germany this month.Malen was part of Arsenal’s academy between 2015 and 2017.Earlier this month, Malen admitted he still bristles over criticism from his time at Arsenal.Malen was branded overweight by former Arsenal youth chief Andries Jonker, now in charge of Telstar, during his time with the Gunners.”I heard him say that I came in too fat. That surprised me,” Malen recalled to AD.”They had been working at Arsenal for two months when I came. Then of course you are not immediately at the same level.”I was not fit yet, but too fat? No.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more