Chevron headquarters in San Ramon, California. (Credit: Coolcaesar/Wikipedia) Chevron (TAPL) Pty Ltd today announced the signing of a domestic gas sale agreement with BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd (BHP Nickel West) for the delivery of natural gas from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone domestic gas facility.Commencing July 2020, Chevron plans to supply BHP Nickel West with a total of 22 Petajoules of equity domestic gas over the 3.5 year term of the agreement.Chevron Australia Managing Director Al Williams said the agreement highlighted the important role of natural gas in powering critical industries, such as mining, across the state.“Chevron is committed to delivering natural gas supplies to Western Australian homes and businesses, helping to power local jobs, industry and communities.“As a reliable and cost-effective way to generate electricity, natural gas is a vital energy source for current and future energy needs of Western Australian industry.”At full capacity, the Chevron-operated Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities will produce 500 terajoules per day of domestic gas for the WA market – enough to generate electricity for 4.3 million households.1As a key and growing participant in the Western Australian market, Chevron is actively marketing domestic gas under long and shorter-term arrangements.Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for more than 60 years. With the ingenuity and commitment of thousands of workers, Chevron Australia operates the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities; manages its equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture; operates Australia’s largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island; and is a significant investor in exploration. Source: Company Press Release Commencing July 2020, Chevron plans to supply BHP Nickel West with a total of 22 Petajoules of equity domestic gas over the 3.5 year term of the agreement
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The highest earning parents in the country should have to pay the same fees to send their children to a high-ranking state school as they would to send them to a top independent school, according to radical reforms proposed by a leading Headmaster this week. Anthony Seldon, the headmaster of London’s Wellington College, is calling for a drastic change to the country’s education system in proposing these reforms. He also suggests that independent schools should put aside a quarter of their places for children from the poorest families, in order to enhance their chance for social mobility whilst reducing the current domination of the top state schools by the wealthiest families. These suggestions have been proposed in response to a growing divide between exam success rates of the students of state and private schools, as well as a decline in social mobility between the upper and lower classes, stating that, “only radical proposals such as these will address this problem. And they are long overdue.” Seldon also believes that these reforms would be a good way of introducing more money into the state school system, as well as providing a good incentive for state schools to improve on their overall performance whilst offering a more well-rounded and better quality of education to a higher number of students across the UK. He is quoted as saying, “these proposals are sensible, workable and fair, and if enacted would result in much better and fairer education for all.” Part of his proposed reforms would include the means testing of state schools, resulting in the wealthiest section of the population being charged to send their children to the schools with the best performance. Families who earn over £80,000 a year would be asked to contribute part of the fees in order to enroll their children, whilst the top earners with an annual income above £200,000 would be asked to pay the full price of an independent day school. It is said that this would generate surplus funding for the state schools in question – one quarter of the profits would remain in the possession of that school, whilst the rest would be distributed across other schools in need of the money. In order to create a unified education system, Seldon suggests that independent schools need to bond with state schools, sharing facilities and teaching methods, and that state schools should adopt certain features of private schools, including house systems and the option of boarding. However, many Oxford students do not agree with Seldon’s proposals. Ellen Robinson, a first year Classicist at Worcester, commented, “Seldon’s proposal completely ignores the possibility that if a high quality state school education costs just as much as a place at an independent school, high income families who would otherwise have opted for a state education may just as well choose an independent school to access the benefits in terms of prestige and reputation which such an education generally has. Ultimately it won’t resolve the issue, just drive an increasing number of people towards private education.” Jack Lennard, a student at Keble, largely agrees, commenting, “it’s a good idea in principle, but hardly realistic – there’s enough deliberate confusion over catchment areas to get into the best schools, with this idea you’ll just have people pretending to be poor”. Finally, Rebecca Borthwick of Brasenose College showed her disapproval, commenting, “that’s like charging a rich person £100 for a freddo”.
Special Ticket Packs On Sale Now For Otters 2020 SeasonFans can call the Otters’ front office and ask about the available full season and mini tickets packs.The Otters are offering a full season ticket special with the Deuces Wild ticket pack. With the purchase of a Deuces Wild package, fans will receive two premium field box tickets and two parking passes in an exclusive lot at Bosse Field for the full 2020 season.Fans can also call and ask about available mini ticket packs with the MVP ticket package or the Double Play ticket package.With the purchase of an MVP package, fans can take advantage of receiving two premium field box tickets for five premiere games, $30 Otterbucks for use at the concessions, a $20 gift shop certificate, and a logo ball – a $155 value for only $100.With the purchase of a Double Play package, fans will receive two premium field box tickets for two premiere games, $20 Otterbucks, a $10 gift shop certificate, and a logo ball – a $75 value for only $50.Also available for purchase is the Value Ticket package, where fans can purchase premium field box tickets for $9 each when a minimum of 10 tickets are purchased. That’s 10 percent off single-game ticket prices, and fans can choose their seats and games.These ticket plans are bargain deals for the 2020 season and are perfect for any baseball fan.For more information or to purchase a ticket package, call (812) 435-8686 or visit the Otters’ box office.You won’t want to miss what’s new in 2020 at Bosse Field with the Evansville Otters, featuring some new Frontier League competition as part of the largest, independent professional league in North America!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Jasper Doctor To Oppose Incumbent Congressman Larry BucshonDr. Richard Moss, a head and neck cancer surgeon, will formally announce his bid to oppose incumbent Congressman Larry Bucshon in the Republican primary on May 8, 2018.The announcement will be held at the Four Freedoms Monument on September 9 as part of the Salute to Freedom rally in Evansville, Indiana.Dr. Moss, who ran against Bucshon in 2016, has expressed concern about the future of the Republican party. “We will not save the Republic with two liberal parties. We cannot have a hard left Socialist-Democrat Party and a big government, big spending, liberal-progressive, Republican Party. The trajectory is all to the left: more spending, more debt, more government, more socialism, more tyranny. We cannot accept a Republican party that campaigns one way and votes another, makes promises it has no intention of keeping, that goes to Washington, cuts deals with Democrats and corrupt lobbyists, grows government, and bankrupts our children.”Moss then focuses his attention on Bucshon directly. “Larry Bucshon has become a typical DC politician. He has taken pages from Richard Lugar’s and Evan Bayh’s playbooks by moving his family to Washington. He doesn’t even live in the community he represents. Instead, he hangs around Washington insiders and lobbyists and has forgotten what the voters in Indiana sent him to do. His funding is now at 98% from PACs and large donors. Like every Establishment Republican, Larry campaigns like a conservative but votes like a liberal. He has just a 43% Conservative Review rating. He votes more often with Nancy Pelosi than he does with the Freedom Caucus. He is not helping Donald Trump drain the swamp. He is part of the swamp. He always does as he is told, first by John Boehner and now by Paul Ryan.”“Indiana needs a representative who will put Hoosiers first, not Washington insiders, not lobbyists, special interests, or big donors.”Some of his harshest criticism for Bucshon comes from his vote on the House version to replace Obamacare. “He supported the phony House Obamacare bill! Obamacare 2.0. It doubles down on Obamacare, maintaining its basic structure, all but ensuring its death spiral and collapse, only this time with Republican fingerprints all over it. As a doctor, Bucshon should know better.”Dr. Moss will make his announcement on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Salute To Freedom Rally, Four Freedoms Monument, 267 South East Riverside Drive, Evansville, Indiana, 10AM-1PM.Dr. Richard Moss is a board certified specialist in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear Nose and Throat) and was a candidate for Congress in 2016. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at Indiana University, and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Moss has been in private practice since 1991, with offices in Jasper and Washington Indiana. He is married with four children. For more information visit RMoss4Congress.com. Contact us at [email protected] Or call DK Smith at 812-661-2298 or Caleb at 812-698-6366. Find MossForCongress on Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The lunch market is coming under increasing pressure as people spend more on breakfast, according to data from NPD Crest on the ‘out of home’ (OOH) foodservice market.The average bill for eating an OOH breakfast in 2016 was 31% higher than it was eight years earlier. In contrast, the average bill for lunch is only 6.5% higher over the same period.NPD Crest believes that more people are having breakfast out because they don’t have the time at home. Breakfast offerings on the high street – both food and drink – are also more numerous than before and offer wider choice.Cyril Lavenant, NPD’s director of foodservice UK, said: “Foodservice operators providing lunches of all kinds are working in an intensively competitive marketplace.“Some 16% of breakfast occasions away from home occur at the relatively late time of between 10am and 11am, meaning that lunch for some might then become just a quick bite of something light that people bring from home. In that case, they would skip buying their lunch from outside. So as breakfast away from home grows, especially if this happens later in the morning, there is a danger breakfast will cannibalise lunch business. That’s a trend foodservice operators should watch.”Further figures show that lunch has declined during the week in terms of numbers of visit, but is seeing strong growth at weekends, with 8% more visits than eight years ago. Breakfast though is doing even better with over 20% more weekend visits.Earlier this month, food-to-go outlets were slammed for serving unhealthy breakfasts in a survey.
Dance Marathon — the culmination of Saint Mary’s year-long fundraising effort for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis — consists of more than 12 hours of standing, but even the planning phases keep the organization’s members on their feet.This year’s Marathon will take place on April 7, and with the date rapidly approaching, the club is still working to reach its goals, club president and senior Meg Brownley said in an email.“This year’s goal is to surpass last year’s total, which was around $133,000,” Brownley said. “We are doing well, but we are always looking for more people to get involved and fundraise for this incredible cause.”Dance Marathon will continue to raise money through different campus events and fundraising push days leading up to the event in April, Brownley said. She said the Marathon will take place in the Pfeil Center at Holy Cross College.First-year Alison Schibi is a member of the Dance Marathon catering committee, which plans food-related fundraisers known as Give Back nights.“I am involved with the catering committee this year, as we take care of Give Back days at local restaurants, the food provided at many of our events and, of course, for the day of the actual marathon,” Schibi said in an email. “Our committee has been working hard getting Give Back days and preparing for the big Marathon day.”“This year is really exciting because we are in the process of making Dance Marathon a tri-campus club with the help of some amazing and dedicated Notre Dame and Holy Cross students who have stepped up,” Brownley said.Brownley said the club plans to have areas to sign up for the Marathon at all three campuses to further encourage the involvement of students from all schools. Though the event is called Dance Marathon, skilled dancers are not the only people who can attend the event, Brownley said.“There is so much going on throughout the day and so many inspiring kids [that] you will forget what time it is,” she said. “Bad dancing still saves lives. The day of Dance Marathon is magical because it is a gym filled with passionate and driven college students coming together to change the lives of kids who deserve a happy childhood. It is so inspiring to meet the kids you are impacting and know that your work matters to these brave fighters.”It is these kids, Schibi said, who led her to consistently participate in the club.“I participate in Dance Marathon for the kids,” she said. “Supporting the Riley families brings joy, and each patient deserves the chance to be a kid. Dance Marathon gives hope.”Brownley said the event has given her the opportunity to create lasting memories.“My favorite part of Dance Marathon is meeting the incredible people who are passionate about this movement like I am,” she said. “I have made the best friends and the best memories with Dance Marathon, and that is something I am so grateful for.”Tags: Dance Marathon, Give Back days, Morale Committee, riley hospital for children
Photo: piqsels / pxfuelWASHINGTON — The extra $600 in unemployment benefits has become a reason for people not to return to work, according to Congressman Tom Reed, who said some benefits must continue, but not at the expense of crippling small businesses.Reed discussed the various aspects of the latest COVID-19 relief package during a conference call Tuesday.“How I see it is, if you were in a home and you lost a job, obviously you were making a wage before you lost your home,” Reed said. “The $600 provided more money than you were making when you were working.”Paying people more in unemployment than in wages hurts small businesses because people are reluctant to return to work when they can make more income staying home. Congressman Tom Reed. Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now. 05/12/20.“It’s just become a real barrier to get people back to work and that hurts small businesses. It hurts everyone,” Reed said.The latest package offers $200 in additional unemployment, which is a starting point for negotiations, Reed explained.Reed said he remains confident a package agreement can be on President’s Trumps desk in the next seven to 10 days.“They’re moving in a positive direction now in the Senate,” he said. “I’m still very confident that we’re going to get this taken care of.”The three main tenants Reed wants to see are stable unemployment benefits based on a percentage of income, incentives for people to return to work, direct aid to local municipalities and child care funding, he said.The problem, as Reed sees it, is the way bills are done now includes waiting to the last minute, “running up to the cliff” and then reaching an agreement.“If I was in charge, running the trains, I wouldn’t run it this way. I’d have us all sit in a room and not leave until it’s done,” he said.“The smaller local governments are the ones that are really the priority of this package,” he said. Share: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)
Share: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) Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.ELLICOTT – A Buffalo area man was arrested Wednesday after police alleged he threw a water bottle at a car on I-86 near Jamestown.New York State Police say Ahmed Alqadhi, 41, of Lackawanna, allegedly threw the bottle at a vehicle he was passing, causing damage.Troopers say Alqadhi fled the scene after the victim called 911.Police say they located the suspect vehicle soon after the incident was reported and Alqadhi was taken in to custody. Alqadhi is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.Troopers say he was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.Alqadhi is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicott Court on a later date.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Firefighters battle a tanker truck fire Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 (Photo by Vincent Scaduto, Bellmore Fire Department)A stretch of Sunrise Highway reopened Wednesday nearly 12 hours after a fuel tanker truck crashed and burst into flames in Bellmore, damaging five structures and a dozen parked vehicles, forcing the road’s closure, authorities said.The truck was heading eastbound on Route 27 when it rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a red light at Newbridge Road, where the truck fell on its side and skidded a block until it came to a rest at Brevoort Place shortly before midnight, Nassau County police said.About a dozen fire departments responded to extinguish the flames sparked by 7,000 gallons of fuel. A Harley Davidson shop at the corner of Sunrise and Newbridge was damaged along with four homes, three of which were evacuated. A Bellmore fire department spokesman said the fire was under control in about 90 minutes.The driver of the truck and the car were both taken to local hospitals, where they were treated for minor injuries.Town of Hempstead officials said they are working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to keep the fuel from entering storm drains and contaminating local waterways using sand “dams” that absorb and contain the fuel.Town building inspectors are checking on local buildings damaged. Town officials also opened a warming center at Merrick Road Golf Course Clubhouse to accommodate residents who lost power or suffered fire damage to their homes.Road crews will salt the road to melt frozen water left by firefighters. Police are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.Firefighters battle a tanker truck fire Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 (Photo by Vincent Scaduto, Bellmore Fire Department)Click “next” for more photos from the blaze.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A physician assistant who operated two East End urgent care clinics was arrested Wednesday for allegedly writing prescriptions for addictive pain medicine to drug dealers in exchange for cash, federal authorities said.Michael Troyan was indicted on charges of conspiring to illegally distribute oxycodone.The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said the 37-year-old Riverhead man issued prescriptions for thousands of oxycodone pills to alleged co-conspirators between November 2011 and October 2015.Undercover investigators allegedly captured Troyan on video at his office, East End Urgent and Primary Care in Riverhead, writing phony prescriptions for oxycodone and receiving half of the profit from the street sale of the pills, authorities said.Troyan will be arraigned Wednesday at Central Islip federal court. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.