Gov’t Mule Rocks A Revolution-Themed NYE Cover Set In NYC To End Busy 2017 [Photos/Videos]

first_imgFollowing Gov’t Mule‘s Saturday show, which saw Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, and Jorgen Carlsson play two sets with a slew of guests, the band closed out a busy 2017 with their customary New Year’s Eve performance at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. Earlier this month, the band had announced that their NYE performance would be dubbed “The Rocking Mule Revue.” After great first set featuring a foreshadowing version of “About to Rage” with a “Les Brers In A Minor” tease, a cover of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Kind Of Bird” with more ABB teases, and a closing Blind Willie Johnson, the band got their Rocking Revue underway.Revolutions Come And Revolutions Go, But Warren Haynes Is Here To Stay [Interview/Album Stream]The themed New Year’s show played off the appropriate theme of “Revolution,” in the year when they released their tenth studio album, Revolution Come, Revolution Go… Throughout the 18-song set, the band welcomed Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton, and more for a set of classic “revolutionary,” politically and socially conscious anthems including songs by Steely Dan, Thunderclap Newman, Dr. John, James Brown, T. Rex, Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Gil Scott-Heron, Willi Williams, The Clash, Van Morrison, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, The Temptations, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and David Bowie, as well as the title track from Revolution Come, Revolution Go…They finally left for their encore break after “Changes”, but they were still far from finished. They opened the encore with another Allmans’ suite, which took them from “Melissa” into “Mountain Jam” and back into “Melissa”. From there, the band kicked into Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In the Free World” (with Jimmy Vivino), which moved into and back out of Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys‘ “Machine Gun”. Finally, the band returned to finish out “Mountain Jam” and round out a rocking tribute to “sticking it to the man.”Auld Lang Syne -> The Revolution Will Not Be Televised -> Reblow – via bartr61295Auld Lang Syne -> The Revolution Will Not Be Televised -> Reblow – via bartr61295“Changes” – via bartr61295You can watch more videos from the show here via YouTube user bartr61295.SETLIST: Gov’t Mule | The Beacon Theater | New York, NY | 12/31/17SET ONE:Thorns Of LifeLarger Than LifeThe Man I Want To BePainted Silver LightLay Your Burden DownAbout To Rage with Les Brers In A Minor teaseKind Of Bird with In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed, Les Brers In A Minor & Auld Lang Syne teasesDark Was The Night, Cold Was The GroundSET TWO – THE ROCKING MULE REVUE:Daddy Don’t Live in That New York City No More with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion) (Concert Debut)Something In The Air with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion) (Concert Debut)Revolution with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Funky President (People It’s Bad) with Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic HornsChildren of the Revolution with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & The Better Half Singers (Concert Debut)Revolution Come, Revolution Go with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & The Chronic HornsRevolution with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better Half Singers & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)A Change Is Gonna Come with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better Half Singers & The Chronic HornsThe Times They Are A-Changin’ > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (Drums) without Gov’t Mule (Concert Debut)Auld Lang Syne > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic HornsThe Times They Are A-Changin’ Reprise > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (Drums) & The Chronic HornsAuld Lang Syne > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic HornsThe Revolution Will Not Be Televised with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) Matt Abts (lead vocal), DL (percussion) & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Reblow Your Revolution > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Rebel With A Cause (Segue) with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better-Half Singers & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Revolution Rock with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better Half Singers & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)He Ain’t Give You None > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion), & The Better Half SingersFor What It’s Worth with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion), & The Better Half SingersRevolution Blues with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), The Better Half Singers & The Chronic Horns (Concert Debut)Fortunate Son with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums) & The Better Half Singers (Concert Debut)Changes with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (drums), & The Better Half Singers (Concert Debut)ENCORE:Melissa > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Mountain Jam > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Melissa > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Rockin’ in the Free World > with Jackie Greene & Shawn Pelton (percussion)Machine Gun (Instrumental) > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & Jimmy VivinoRockin’ in the Free World > with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & Jimmy VivinoMountain Jam with Jackie Greene, Shawn Pelton (percussion) & Jimmy VivinoPhoto: Dino Perrucci Load remaining images Gov’t Mule | The Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 12/31/17 | Photos: Eric Gettler Photographylast_img read more

Duo Arrested Following Traffic Stop

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Two City of Jamestown residents are facing charges following a traffic stop on Sampson Street near McKinley Avenue Monday morning.Jamestown Police say they pulled over Steven Sanay, 26, for allegedly not using a turn signal just after 2 a.m.Through investigation officers believed Sanay was driving while intoxicated.While officers were conducting sobriety tests a passenger in the vehicle, Marie Dobbins, 33, exited and allegedly began shouting loudly at police. Officers say Dobbins refused to get back into the vehicle and continued to yell. Police say the woman ignored officer’s commands and repeatedly interfered with their DWI investigation.Dobbins was placed under arrested. She is charged with unnecessary noise and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.Sanay is charged with no turn signal, driving while intoxicated, driving with .08% of 1% more of alcohol.Police say both were taken to Jamestown City Jail and later released with appearance tickets in accordance with New York State’s bail reform law.last_img read more

Georgia pecans

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia’s pecan crop looks good. The state should be the top producer in the country this year, says a University of Georgia specialist.”The quality of the pecans should be good, and I expect we’ll have much more than last year,” said Lenny Wells, the UGA Cooperative Extension state pecan horticulturist.Georgia pecan growers should produce an average crop of about 95 million pounds this year, about twice as much as last year’s near-record low, he said.In recent years, Georgia and Texas have vied for the top pecan-producing state title. Texas won out in 2003. But this year, Texas is expected to produce around 65 million to 70 million pounds, almost twice as much as last year.The U.S. Department of Agriculture will release official pecan production estimates later next month.Georgia was on track to have a much better crop this year, Wells said, around 110 million pounds. But a large pecan “drop” in June, something the trees naturally do to produce better, larger nuts, reduced expectations.Also, a nasty disease called scab has hit the crop hard this year. Caused by the fungus Cladosporium caryigenum, it attacks young leaves in spring and nut shucks in the summer. Left untreated, it can wipe out a tree’s nuts.Growers usually spray around eight times each year for this disease. Because of Georgia’s wet summer, most growers have sprayed more than a dozen times this year, Wells said. The rain shut off in September. This could hurt pecan orchards that aren’t irrigated, he said, reducing quantity and quality. Of 140,000 acres of pecans in the state, about half are irrigated.Four tropical storms last fall knocked a lot of Georgia pecans to the ground and contributed to the low production. Last year was already going to be an “off” year. Pecan, hickory and walnut trees normally produce a strong crop every other year.Statewide conditions such as cloudy or sunny summers put most trees on the same cycle. This year should be an “on” year for Georgia pecan trees.”We should harvest a good crop if we don’t get any hurricanes between now and the end of harvest,” Wells said. Georgia’s harvest usually starts around the end of October and runs through November. Due to a cool spring, this year’s crop is about 10 days late.Because of the low production last year, Georgia growers got an average of $1.67 per pound, a record price. Prices at grocery stores were higher, too. Shelled pecan halves sold for more than $7 per pound, $1.50 more than the previous year.It’s too early to say what shoppers can expect to pay for fresh pecans this holiday season. But a normal crop like this year generally leads to normal prices at stores.Hurricane Katrina damaged pecan production in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana earlier this month. This will reduce the country’s overall supply, Wells said. Georgia growers will probably see good prices early in the harvest, but with the large crop, prices won’t be near last year’s record.last_img read more

Stantec announces second quarter increase in revenues, net income

first_imgStantec Consulting Services Inc.,North American design firm Stantec, with headquarters in Edmonton, AB, and offices in Vermont, has announced second quarter 2009 results today with gross revenue increasing 13.0% to C$388.1 million and net revenue increasing 10.1% to C$318.1 million compared to the second quarter of 2008. Net income for the quarter was C$22.3 million, and diluted earnings per share were C$0.49. Stantec employs about 85 people in its South Burlington and North Springfield offices. During the first six months of 2009, we have experienced challenging market conditions across North America. I m pleased that our employees continue to deliver by managing the business effectively and efficiently, which is reflected in our results this quarter and year to date, says Bob Gomes, Stantec President & CEO.The outlook through the rest of the year remains stable for Stantec. In the quarter, the firm began to see some smaller stimulus funded projects being awarded, but it does not expect to feel any significant effect of stimulus funding in the infrastructure market until the end of 2009 or early 2010. Stantec believes that infrastructure spending approved by the US and Canadian federal governments in the first quarter of 2009 will assist in maintaining its backlog and replace some projects that have been curtailed due to difficult economic conditions.Key developments in the quarter included the following:Gross revenue increased 13.0% to C$388.1 million compared to C$343.3 million in the second quarter of 2008. Net revenue increased 10.1% to C$318.1 million from C$289.0 million, and net income was up 0.9% to C$22.3 million compared to C$22.1 million. Diluted earnings per share were C$0.49 in the second quarter of 2009 compared to C$0.48 in the same period last year, representing an increase of 2.1%.Year-to-date 2009 gross revenue increased 24.8% to C$792.9 million compared to C$635.1 million in the same period of 2008, and net revenue increased 21.6% to C$661.4 million from C$543.9 million. Net income increased 10.3% to C$43.0 million from C$39.0 million. Diluted earnings per share were up 10.6% to C$0.94 from C$0.85.During the second quarter Stantec announced it had renewed its normal course issuer bid pursuant to which it may purchase up to 2,273,722 of its common shares, representing approximately 5% of its issued and outstanding shares. Stantec also announced it was awarded a contract to design the rehabilitation of the West Roxbury Tunnel, a 12,500-foot-long, 84-inch-diameter rock tunnel running beneath Boston, Massachusetts.Also in the second quarter, Mr. David Emerson P.C. and Mr. Robert (Bob) Gomes, the new President & CEO of Stantec, were added to the board of directors.Complete Financial Statements, Notes to the Financial Statements, and Management s Discussion and Analysis will be filed on Sedar ( is external)) and Edgar ( is external)) on August 6 and are available to download free of charge from the Investors section on is external). The documents are also available from Stantec. Project activity in the quarter is a good reflection of how Stantec s diversification is helping the firm continue to succeed in a challenging market. For example, Stantec s Environment practice was awarded a contract with the City of Windsor, Ontario, to provide services for developing a combined sewer overflow treatment system, as part of its riverfront pollution control plan. This project award is a direct result of stimulus funding for infrastructure projects in Canada. In Victoria, British Columbia, the firm was chosen to provide program management, technical planning, and preliminary engineering services for the installation of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program. This multiyear initiative is one of the largest wastewater treatment programs in the world and will provide secondary treatment facilities for the CRD core area communities by 2017.In Los Angeles, Stantec s Transportation group is part of a team providing on-call project management, construction management, and staff assistance services to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority in support of new construction and rehabilitation projects for its Metrolink commuter rail system. The work will span five years and include more than a dozen large projects. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the firm is working on systems for warning device replacement and improvement projects on trolley lines, and in Miami, Florida, Stantec was chosen to design and commission signal and communication systems for three new metrorail stations connecting passengers to the Miami Intermodal Center, a massive transportation hub being developed by the Florida Department of Transportation at Miami International Airport. Work also began on rehabilitating the signal system for the 38th Street Yard Leads Reconstruction Project in the Borough of Brooklyn for New York City transit.In Nevada, Stantec s Urban Land group is working on a project for the Nevada Department of Transportation to design the landscaping and aesthetics for Interstate 15 South in Las Vegas. In California, work continues on Phase 1 of Walker Community Park for the City of Galt, for which the firm is providing landscape architecture, survey, and civil, electrical, and environmental engineering services.Stantec s Buildings team has been hired to help the Bermuda Hospitals Board expand and redevelop the aging King Edward VII Memorial Hospital located in Hamilton, Bermuda. The firm is providing a full suite of integrated services architecture; interior design; mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering; and sustainability consulting for the project which is intended to be delivered through a public-private partnership. In addition, the firm was awarded a contract with the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia to provide integrated services in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering for the first phase of the relocation of its Chilliwack campus. Our performance to date in 2009 is a direct reflection of the stability of our business model and our employees ability to react to and take advantage of the opportunities that exist in a changing market, adds Gomes.The second quarter conference call, to be held today at 4:00 PM EDT (2:00 PM MDT), will be broadcast live and archived in the Investors section at is external). Financial analysts who wish to participate in the earnings conference call are invited to call 866-321-8231and provide the confirmation code 8158548 to the first available operator.Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets in the infrastructure and facilities sector at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Our services are offered through approximately 10,000 employees operating out of more than 130 locations in North America. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Stantec is One Team providing Infinite Solutions.Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statementsThis press release contains information regarding “forward-looking statements”. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is a significant risk that predictions, forecasts, conclusions, projections, and other forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. We caution readers of this press release not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements since a number of factors could cause actual future results, conditions, actions, or events to differ materially from the targets, expectations, estimates, or intentions expressed in these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to the risk that economic downturns could have a negative impact on our business as clients may curtail investment in infrastructure projects or may experience difficulty in paying for services performed. If we experience delays and/or defaults in customer payments we could suffer liquidity problems or be unable to recover our expenditures. Goodwill and other intangible assets acquired from our acquisitions represent substantial portions of our total assets. If our acquired businesses do not perform as expected, we may be required to write down the value of our goodwill and other intangible assets, which could have a material adverse effect on our earnings.The preceding list of factors is not exhaustive. Investors and the public should carefully consider these factors, other uncertainties, and potential events as well as the inherent uncertainty of forward-looking statements when relying on these statements to make decisions with respect to our Company. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent our expectations as of July 31, 2009, and accordingly, are subject to change after such date. Except as may be required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or verbal, that may be made from time to time.For more information on how other material factors and other factors could affect our results, refer to the Risk Factors section in our 2008 Financial Review and the Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements in our Second Quarter 2009 Report. You may obtain these documents by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at is external) or on the CSA website at is external).Source: Stantec. EDMONTON AB (August 6, 2009) TSX, NYSE:STNlast_img read more

Wyoming Lawmakers Push for Higher Taxes on Wind-Generated Electricity

first_imgWyoming Lawmakers Push for Higher Taxes on Wind-Generated Electricity FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Laura Hancock for the Casper Star Tribune:A group of lawmakers, accusing wind farms of “seeking to shut down” the coal industry, drummed up proposals Wednesday to increase taxes on the renewable energy source to raise money for education.There are 21 wind farms across Wyoming that on a blustery day can produce 1,412 megawatts of power, and a handful of additional projects in the works. But much of the discussion during the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee meeting at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds was on how the industry has allegedly contributed to the decline of coal.The committee ultimately ordered its nonpartisan staff to draft two bills that would increase taxes on wind. One would increase the tax per megawatt hour of wind produced in Wyoming. The current tax is a dollar per megawatt hour. The actual amount of the change would be decided by the committee later.The second bill that will be drafted would require wind companies to fork over a portion of the federal production tax credit they receive from the federal government – perhaps as much as $12 per megawatt hour. But the exact amount would also be decided later.Wind energy industry representatives told the committee in person and in written communications that increased taxes might prevent development of the industry in Wyoming. That didn’t seem to deter lawmakers.“If it kills a project, it kills a project,” said Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower.Full article: Legislators seek higher taxes on windlast_img read more

What is compound interest, and is it good or bad?

first_img 48SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: Details Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.That saying, which some attribute to Albert Einstein, describes compound interest perfectly.What is compound interest? If you have a savings or investment account, it’s money you earn from your interest. That’s a good thing.If your loan has compound interest, it’s interest that’s charged on your interest. That’s a bad thing.Let’s take a closer look at compound interest in a savings account. Say you have a savings account with $1,000 in it and you earn 6% APY – that stands for annual percentage yield. With simple interest, you’d just earn $60 off your $1,000 in one year. But because of compound interest, you earn more.Let’s break it down. Each month, your account earns 0.5% interest, which is $5. So at the end of the first month, you have $1,005 in your account. So the next month, when you earn 0.5% interest, you’re earning it on $1005, which is $5.025 (we’ll round it up to $5.03) instead of $5. Because of compound interest, you’ve already earned an extra three cents. Your new balance is $1,010.03, which earns you $5.05 in interest. You picked up an extra two cents for a new balance of $1,015.08. Over time, those couple of cents add up and you earn more and more. That’s why they say to begin saving for retirement when you’re young, because over a period of 40 years, compound interest really adds up.Now let’s look at the dark side of compounding interest. Let’s say you have a $5,000 balance on a loan with compound interest, and it has a 15% APR – that’s annual percentage rate – and it compounds daily. If you wait 30 days to make your first payment, your balance will already be up to $5,063.70. That means even if you made payments of $63.70 every month, the outstanding balance would stay the same for the rest of your life.As you can see, compound interest can be very expensive. That’s why so many financial gurus advise you to pay off your credit cards first if you’re trying to improve your finances. Car loans and personal loans typically have simple interest, not compound, so there’s a better deal. Mortgages have simple interest but they make you pay it all up front, so it takes much longer to pay down your principal. (Principal is the original amount you borrowed.)Make sense? Remember – compound interest in savings is good. But in a loan, it’s bad for your budget.last_img read more

Round-up: The vision and the reality

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US facing severe crisis, but not a depression: Fed’s Powell

first_imgGrowth resumes Q3″I think there’s a good chance that there’ll be positive growth in the third quarter,” he said.But he warned it may take time to return to normal and the US may not see a full recovery without a vaccine to treat COVID-19.”I think you’ll see the economy recover steadily through the second half of this year,” Powell said.But “it’s going to take a while for us to get back,” he said. “It could stretch through the end of next year. We really don’t know.”Asked about the need for a vaccine to treat the illness and put a stop to the coronavirus pandemic, Powell stressed the importance of consumers to the economy.”For the economy to fully recover, people will have to be fully confident, and that may have to await the arrival of a vaccine,” he said.The Fed rushed in even before the economic lockdowns were fully in place, slashing the benchmark lending rate and pumping trillions of dollars into the financial system and into lending programs to support corporations, small- and medium-sized businesses and state and local governments.The central bank chief said the Fed is prepared to do more to support the recovery.But he repeated his message that the economy likely will need more government spending to support workers and businesses to allow the economy to recover, beyond the nearly US$3 trillion already approved by Congress.”If we let people be out of work for long periods of time, if we let businesses fail unnecessarily, waves of them, there’ll be longer-term damage to the economy. The recovery will be slower,” he said. “The good news is we can avoid that by providing more support now.”The crisis “has come on so quickly, and with such force, that you really can’t put into words the pain people are feeling and the uncertainty they’re realizing,” he told CBS.Topics : The United States is facing a severe economic downturn amid the global pandemic, but will not suffer another Great Depression and will see a recovery begin later this year, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Sunday.The world’s top economy was strong before the COVID-19 outbreak hit, like a natural disaster, causing nationwide business shutdowns, Powell said. And the banking system had been rebuilt stronger since the global financial crisis.Data show more than 30 million jobs were destroyed in the US, as businesses were shuttered nationwide amid the efforts to stop the spread of the virus. For the April-June period, the economic data “will be very, very bad. There’ll be a big decline in economic activity, big increase in unemployment,” Powell told the CBS program “60 Minutes.”But “there’re some very fundamental differences” between the current crisis and the Great Depression of the last century, he said.The US economy could “easily” collapse by 20 to 30 percent this quarter, and unemployment could peak at 20 to 25 percent, but, “it should be a much shorter downturn than you would associate with the 1930s.”The other key difference is, rather than raising interest rates, the Fed slashed lending rates to zero and is prepared to come up with new ways to support growth, Powell said.last_img read more

Nolan St home in Whitfield goes to auction on June 11

first_img106-108 Nolan Street, Whitfield, Qld 4870Ms Ratcliffe sold the home to its current owners, who have trusted her to find a new caretaker of the masterpiece which still retains the warmth of character evident in parts of the original building. “Nestled high up on a large 2544 sqm block of land and backing on to Mt Whitfield Conservation Park, it is like living on top of the world,” Ms Ratcliffe said.“With spectacular, uninterrupted views out across the landscape and beyond, it is the perfect place to come home to.“Architecturally designed with over 630 sqm under one roof, this sensational residence — one of Whitfield’s finest — has only one neighbour and is bordered by council reserve.” Landscaped gardens.The house also comes with an internal utility room, is airconditioned throughout, has a double lockup garage with a powered workshop and cellar for toys and those precious bottles of wine, as well as an in-ground pool and a large and spectacular entertainment deck and a patio with a barbecue.Electric gates to the property ensure privacy and a terraced and beautifully landscaped garden will be an added bonus for green thumbs or those seeking a home among the rainforest.All the outdoor spaces offer spectacular views across mountain ranges and the Cairns CBD and make this home “the ultimate family getaway for the tropics”, according to Ms Ratcliffe. Whitfield is also close to schools, the city and major roads.“If position, potential and location are what you have been looking for, then don’t miss this home,” she said. “Enjoy the tranquillity in a blue chip location.” Inside architecture.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoWith four spacious bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, and four bathrooms, there is plenty of space for a large or growing family, or room to invite grandparents or extended family members to live as one unit.Ms Ratcliffe draws attention to the master and guest bedrooms which both offer a separate ensuite. “The home also has an office and a library — or fifth bedroom or office — offering loads of storage space,” she said.“The lounge and media room will take your breath away, while the well-appointed kitchen, family room and formal dining have been designed to provide maximum space and ease of living and movement for a busy family.” 106-108 Nolan Street, Whitfield.SITTING high above Cairns in one of the city’s most prestige suburbs, this modern, luxurious home looks great in pictures, but is even more jaw-dropping first-hand.Sprawling over three expansive levels and described as “solid as a rock” by RE/MAX Cairns marketing agent Cathy Ratcliffe, the family home offers all the style and creature comforts a discerning buyer is likely to be looking for. Despite being built in 1983, the home looks fresh and stately, having undergone major renovations in 2009 and again in 2017. Views, views and more views.The home will go to auction on June 11 at 5.30pm at the RE/MAX auction house in the former Whitfield chapel on Heavey Cr, Whitfield. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

Suncor restarting production at Terra Nova

first_imgCanadian energy company Suncor Energy has restarted production at its Terra Nova FPSO located offshore Canada. Terra Nova FPSO. Image courtesy of Suncor EnergySuncor Energy operates the Terra Nova field, which is located offshore approximately 350 kilometers southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador.The Terra Nova FPSO was shut down for repairs before the storm last month, which affected production on Canada’s several offshore facilities.While the repairs were completed prior to the storm, Terra Nova remained shut down during the storm and did not start until inspections were complete.Canada’s offshore regulator, C-NLOPB, said in an update on Monday that production startup of the Terra Nova FPSO started on Sunday, December 2 with a slow and controlled production restart process.Prior to start up, inspections were completed, Suncor Energy received concurrence from the Certifying Authority and the C-NLOPB and it was deemed safe to resume operations.The Terra Nova FPSO and its subsea infrastructure have undergone significant integrity assurance work prior to restart activities.Extensive pressure testing and remotely operated vehicle inspections of the subsea flowlines have also been completed. The C-NLOPB is continuing to monitor Suncor’s restart activities.The Terra Nova field is comprised of a combination of producing wells, as well as water injection and gas injection wells, and delivers production from the Graben, East Flank and Far East blocks. Production from the field began in 2002, through the use of an FPSO vessel.Due to the storm, several other offshore facilities had been shut down, including ExxonMobil’s Hebron. The platform resumed production on November 23 but a couple of weeks later it came under the spotlight again following a high potential near miss incident.In related news, Husky-operated SeaRose FPSO spilled about 250 cubic meters (250,000 liters) of oil into the environment as a result of severe weather conditions off Canada. The FPSO remains shut-in.The regulator said on Monday that shutdown maintenance activities are ongoing at the SeaRose FPSO, but all drilling and production operations remain suspended. The C-NLOPB continues its investigation into the incident.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more