Snam and Baker Hughes test hybrid hydrogen turbine for gas networks

first_img Baker Hughes and Snam have completed testing of a ‘hybrid’ hydrogen turbine for gas network. (Credit: Baker Hughes Company) Italian energy infrastructure firm Snam and US-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes announced the successful completion of testing for what it claims to be the world’s first ‘hybrid’ hydrogen turbine for gas networks.The NovaLT12 turbine, which allows transportation pipelines to carry hydrogen blended with natural gas, can be fuelled by a mix of natural gas and up to 10% of hydrogen.Snam said that the test marks a step ahead in the implementation of the hydrogen combined with natural gas in the Italian firm’s existing transmission network infrastructure.Baker Hughes chairman and CEO Lorenzo Simonelli said: “The completion of this test represents an important step in defining the energy of the future. The energy transition will increasingly need technology to be a critical enabler for success.“Building on our strong foundation of industrial expertise, Baker Hughes is proud to work closely with our partners, including Snam to offer innovative technologies capable of burning up to 100% hydrogen with low to zero emissions, helping to lead the energy transition together.”NovaLT12 turbine to be installed at Snam’s Istrana site by next yearDesigned and manufactured by Baker Hughes at its plants in Italy, the NovaLT12 turbine is planned to be installed by next year at Snam’s gas compressor station in Istrana, Italy.Snam CEO Marco Alverà said: “The infrastructure, as also highlighted in the Hydrogen Strategy recently presented by the European Commission, will be an enabling element in the development of clean hydrogen.“Hydrogen will be a pillar of the fight against climate change alongside renewable electricity and will potentially reach 20%-25% of the global energy mix by 2050.”Snam said that nearly 70% of its natural gas grid has been already made up of ‘hydrogen ready’ pipes, thus contributing to CO₂ emissions reduction.Last year, Baker Hughes awarded onshore deep drilling contracts to UAE-based ADES International under a lump sum turnkey project (LSTK) in Kuwait. The NovaLT12 turbine can be fuelled by a mix of natural gas and up to 10% of hydrogenlast_img read more

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Guatemala captura narco submarino en aguas del Pacífico

first_imgBy Dialogo July 13, 2010 La Marina de Guatemala capturó un narco submarino cargado con cinco toneladas de cocaína que se dirigía hacia Estados Unidos, dijeron el domingo autoridades guatemaltecas. La Marina, en colaboración con la Agencia Antidrogas de Estados Unidos (DEA, por sus siglas en inglés), interceptó el viernes la nave de 17 metros de longitud, en aguas de la costa del Pacífico, y arrestó a cuatro colombianos que estaban abordo. “Había un compartimento para dormir, otro para las máquinas y un compartimento de carga lleno de cocaína”, dijo el portavoz de las fuerzas armadas de Guatemala, Byron Gutiérrez, en una rueda de prensa. Los cuatro hombres arrestados quedaron bajo custodia de la DEA. Cada año, los cárteles de la droga trafican centenares de toneladas de cocaína sudamericana hacia Estados Unidos. En octubre del 2009, un sumergible similar fue localizado a unos 175 kilómetros de las costas de Guatemala, con 10 toneladas de cocaína en sus entrañas.last_img read more

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Uefa cracks down on doping and racism

first_imgUefa will retrospectively study 900 doping samples given since 2008 as it attempts to combat use of performance-enhancing drugs in European football.Though it will not lead to future punishments, the governing body intends to identify the scale of steroid use.Uefa will also carry out blood testing in more competitions from 2013-14, and consider using biological passports.A proposal for 10-match European bans for players and officials found guilty of racism has also been ratified.For racist incidents involving spectators, a partial stadium closure for the first offence and a full stadium closure for a second, coupled with a fine of 50,000 euros (£42,800), will be applied.The new measures were on the agenda at Uefa’s executive committee meeting, held in London prior to Saturday’s Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. In February, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he had asked Uefa several times to implement new drug-testing procedures.“When you have a doping control at Uefa, they do not take blood, they take only urine,” the 63-year-old said. “I have asked many times [at Uefa meetings] in Geneva [for that to be changed].”The World Anti-Doping Agency’s president has also accused football of not doing enough to stop doping.Talking about the blood-boosting drug involved in the case of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, John Fahey, said: “I simply say this about football – they are not testing enough for EPO. They can do more and we encourage them to do more.”Previously, blood testing has only taken place at European Championships. The extent of the use of performance-enhancing drugs in football was hinted at in the Operation Puerto case in Spain.While that investigation, which led to Eufemiano Fuentes being found guilty of running one of the world’s largest sports doping rings, centred around cyclists, the Spanish doctor has boasted of a client list that extended into a number of other disciplines.It may never be known if that was the case, as the blood bags used to convict Fuentes have been ordered to be destroyed, a ruling Spain’s anti-doping agency (AEA) plans to appeal.last_img read more

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Purple & Bold: Jared Dudley is there when the Lakers need him

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat four-minute sequence featured Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, and, at center, a 6-foot-6, posting-up Dudley.Dudley showed off his “Boston College post moves” when he successfully backed down the 6-2 Seth Curry for a bucket that helped kill Dallas’ budding momentum and extended the Lakers’ lead to 95-81 late in the third quarter.“Listen, Duds was the toughest guy I played against in college, and I know what he’s capable of down there,” said Danny Green, the former North Carolina Tar Heel, who delivered the entry pass that allowed Dudley to go to work down low.“I saw him with Seth Curry, and I said, ‘We gotta give him the ball.’ I don’t care how old he is (34), how many years he’s got, or what he’s lost, I still believe in him and he can get a bucket down there. He stopped the bleeding for us. That was a huge play.“I’ve seen it plenty of times,” Green added of Dudley’s post-up, which wasn’t as familiar a sight to Lakers fans, who have seen Dudley attempt only 32 shots from the field this season. So what’s a floor-spacing, defender-type doing with what Green remembers as a “pain-in-the-(rear)” post-up in his repertoire?“I know you’re probably thinking, I’m not a post player,” Dudley said to the camera in an instructional basketball video he recorded in 2015, when he was a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.“But if you look in the NBA, from Gary Payton, from Michael Jordan, to Shaquille O’Neal, all different heights, from 6-foot, 6-6, to 7-foot, all post up.”For the next seven minutes or so, Dudley proceeds to – as the video series’ title suggests, offer some “pro tips” – on how a player can approach a post-up.Go left, he says.Keep your feet parallel, he insists.Aim for the middle of the glass, he offers.“The key to the fadeaway,” he says, “is your legs.” (Curry can attest.)Trust in Duds, his teammates attest.For the Lakers (32-7) – who host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday (7:30 p.m., Spectrum SportsNet) – it’s a big deal to be able to count on a veteran with a willful skill set, even if he’s averaging just 8.2 minutes per game.“I don’t think people realize how deep we are,” Dudley told the TV-viewing audience. “I mean, I was starting playoff games last year (for Brooklyn), now I’m 14th, 15th man – this is the role I wanted. People forget about that; I chose this! It’s good, it’s good for me to be here, good to contribute, to show, not only the coaching staff, (but the) players, I can still play at a high level.”— Mirjam SwansonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Hot LinksBig bullies, big minutes – Kyle Goon dives into the Lakers’ impressive depth.No LeBron? No AD? – No problem. The Lakers mean it when they say “we expect to win.”Purple & Gold infirmary – Patients were suffering from a chest cold, a bruised backside and right hip soreness. When a super-sized team goes small – They sweep the floor with the Dallas Mavericks.Pelinka, for the win – Embattled a few months back, he starts the year with a promotion and a contract extension. “… the path that could lead to Giannis Antetokounmpo.” – Mark Heisler has his sights set on another huge signing.A shining moment – Kyle Kuzma (and Kyle Goon) spotted an opening.Jared Dudley, unfiltered – Dude also discussed making a lot of money and hanging out with LeBron with the Athletic. More pro tips – “Jab Steps and Spin Moves with Jared Dudley.”center_img Editor’s note: This is the Monday, Jan. 13 edition of the Purple & Bold newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Jared Dudley has established himself as an NBA veteran who is game to say just about anything off the court – and to try basically anything on it.What’s the worst NBA city in which to spend an off day? “Indiana. I’ve never done anything in Indiana,” Dudley told the Athletic’s Bill Oram during a recent interview in which the 13th-year pro also named his least favorite teammate ever. (Hint: His answer irked a certain segment of NBA fans in L.A.)How about when the Lakers are down Anthony Davis, and fellow bigs JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard are in foul trouble? “I told Coach (Frank) Vogel, no more four for me, I’m only playing five,” Dudley joked on Spectrum SportsNet after his efforts in the Lakers’ experimental small-ball lineup helped stave off a second-half surge by Dallas in a 129-114 victory on Friday.last_img read more

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Raptors think outside the box to stop Warriors in NBA Finals

first_imgFred Vanvleet works with Trainer Alex McKechnie of the Toronto Raptors during practice and media availability as part of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 4, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.Oakland, United States | AFP | Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse dug out a defensive scheme his own players hadn’t seen in the NBA before to shut down the league’s top-scoring defending champion Golden State Warriors.So when players say they never know what Toronto might do next in the NBA Finals, they mean it.Nurse used a Box and One defense late in game two Sunday, leaving Fred VanVleet to guard Golden State star guard Stephen Curry. The Warriors’ NBA-best attack fell silent, even though the Raptors lost and the best-of-seven series level at 1-1.“Everybody is making fun of me about it, right?” Nurse said Tuesday. “I was just trying to come up with something to stop them.”Golden State’s DeMarcus Cousins said he hadn’t seen the ploy since middle school. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry said he had never seen it in the NBA. And Curry called it “janky” without even being sure what it meant, saying he hadn’t seen it since college days.“That’s a little Southern North Carolina slang I just pulled out of my back pocket,” Curry said. “It sounds right. I don’t really know what the true definition is.“It was obviously innovative and unexpected in terms of defense you haven’t seen in a while. But we’ll be prepared for what they throw at us going forward in this series.Just got to be able to adapt.“That’s pretty much what the finals is about at this stage, where you have to expect to see literally anything and a lot of desperation in certain moments.”The strategy, a zone defense with fleet VanVleet tight on Curry, was a spur of the moment move.“We were having trouble getting our defense set up. We were having trouble at the basket. We were having trouble with the rhythm of the game,” Nurse said.“Usually you do it when the game is funky and there’s a bad rhythm and maybe you can change it just by slowing them down, stopping some of their cutting or whatever.”It did, even if Nurse literally had to draw his own players a picture of what to do. “Sometimes when your coach draws something up, you just kind of go with it,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “I don’t know if it worked or not. But it was pretty innovative. The first time a team has probably ever played box-and-one in the NBA.“Never practised that ever. I don’t think I’ve ever run a box-and-one in my life. Literally he drew on the board in spots and said, ‘Stand there.’“You can laugh at it. You could clown it. Nothing Nick does surprises me now. That one kind of caught me off guard, but it was innovative.”As Nurse recalled it, “Kyle was the one that said, ‘Yeah, man, that will work, let’s go.’ That lets you share the responsibility a little bit. We leave the huddle and we’re all good with it. So that helps.”– Might see it again –Raptors star Kawhi Leonard said it took some extra talk to sort it out.“He’s experimental and a lot of times what he draws up on the board works,” Leonard said of Nurse. “We just kind of talked it out and still got into our locations.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the Box and One served its purpose.“It was very effective,” Kerr said. “It just changes the rhythm. We had open looks that we didn’t knock down. But the rhythm changed and the look changed. They did a good job with that.“It’s typically not something you can rely on for big, long stretches. It’s probably something you see more often in high school, even college, but I don’t remember ever seeing it in the NBA.”But Raptors center Marc Gasol warned Curry not to joke too much about the janky defense, saying, “If he’s that good of a player, I’m sure he might see it another time.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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House Puts AG, Commerce Sec in Criminal Contempt Over Census Question

first_imgThe U.S. House of Representatives voted late Wednesday to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress.Democrats accuse Barr and Ross of rejecting subpoenas for information about the origins of President Trump’s citizenship question, which was intended for the 2020 Census but was banned by the Supreme Court.The vote passed along party lines, 230-198.In response, the White House calls the move “ridiculous and yet another lawless attempt to harass the President and his Administration.”According to a statement from Barr and Ross, “By taking this action, the House is both unnecessarily undermining inter-branch comity and degrading the constitutional separation of powers and its own institutional integrity.”When it became clear last week that the census would most likely not include the citizenship question, President Trump ordered federal agencies and departments to provide data about citizens and non-citizens to the Commerce Department.last_img read more

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New County Emergency Homeless Shelter Advances

first_imgBy Laura D.C. Kolnoski | OCEANPORT – The new Monmouth County adult emergency homeless shelter to be built on borough property on the former Fort Monmouth should be ready for occupancy by the end of next summer, according to county administrator Teri O’Connor.The single-story facility will consist of two new, prefabricated modular structures connected by a “bridge” portion at the corner of Courier Avenue and Murphy Drive.The 3.1-acre site, conveyed to the county by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) in March, previously contained one hut-style structure that is being demolished. Engineering work was recently performed to relocate utilities and improve ingress and egress, and site work has begun, O’Connor said on Nov. 30. Spiezle Architectural Group of Hamilton prepared the plans. The county is expected to advertise for bids this week. County officials anticipate awarding the construction contract in February.“The facility will have one side for men and the other for women, with a common area in between with a kitchen, laundry, a dining area and a common room,” O’Connor said, adding that only adults and no children will be allowed to reside there on a temporary basis. The shelter will also have space for security, counseling, clothing, a computer nook and staff. The cost is projected at $1.7 million. FMERA officials have stated at past public meetings members “fully support the project.”The previous county emergency homeless shelter was destroyed in Super Storm Sandy. Since then, adults needing temporary shelter have been placed at the John L. Montgomery Care Center in Freehold, a former county facility that was sold to a private concern about a year ago. The county houses a fluctuating number of about 18 up to 30 homeless adults who are required to work or look for work and permanent housing during daylight hours. Occupants are allowed to remain at the emergency shelter for a maximum of 30 days.“There are strict criteria participants must follow,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, the county’s FMERA representative. “It’s an interim place to be sheltered until they can transition into new circumstances. This is something we’ve done for years for those who are in a temporary state of homelessness.” By statute and agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the county’s homeless shelter must be located in Oceanport. To identify a suitable permanent site on the former fort, Burry, O’Connor, and county Public Works and Engineering officials worked with FMERA staff. The site was accepted by Oceanport officials, Burry said.The new site is located across Stephenson Avenue from the former county homeless shelter and already has a paved parking area. Last month, Family Promise of Monmouth County, an affiliate of National Family Promise, opened a 2,832-square-foot, one-story facility to provide support services for homeless persons on 1.7 acres along Malterer Avenue, also in Oceanport. Located across from the FMERA offices along Route 537 (Avenue of Memories), that facility provides case management, links to outside service providers and programs including education by working with community agencies, faith-based services and religious entities to provide shelter, food, transportation and supportive services for homeless families. Also part of the redevelopment agreement with HUD, that site was transferred to Family Promise for $1.This article was first published in the Dec. 7-14, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Castlegar’s Hadley scores to help Canada West win World Jr. A Challenge gold Sunday in Langley

first_imgCastlegar’s Aaron Hadley scored once and former B.C. Major Midget star Alex Kerfoot had two points to lead Canada West to a 4-2 win over rivals Canada East in the final of the 2011 World Junior A Challenge Sunday in Langley.It’s the first time Canada West has won the gold medal since doing so in 2007 at the tournament hosted in Trail and Nelson.Kerfoot, who led the BCMMHL in scoring last season with the Vancouver Northwest Giants and is now a member of the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express, set up Evan Richardson for the game’s first goal.Kerfoot then scored an unassisted marker minutes later to give Canada West at 2-0 lead.Canada East, with first and second period goals, tied the game before Hadley and Carsen Cooper, with the winner, scored in the third to give Canada West the victory.Canada West ran the table in the playoffs after struggling during the preliminary round, Czech Republic 4-1 in quarterfinal play before upsetting Sweden 2-1 in overtime during semi final action.Canada East defeated Team USA 4-2 to advance.Following the game, Kerfoot and Canada West goaltender Sean Maguire (Powell River, B.C./Powell River, BCHL), along with Canada East forward Devin Shore (Ajax, Ont./Whitby, OJHL) and defenceman Kevin Lough (Ottawa, Ont./Cumberland, CCHL), U.S. forward Mario Lucia and Swedish defenceman Ludwig Bystrom were named to the tournament all-star team.Castlegar’s Hadley finished the tournament with three goals while West Kootenay teammate, Travis St. Denis, who plays for Penticton of the BCHL, had a goal and an assist.last_img read more

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Even a little fogginess can’t stop Steve Archdekin from his love of triathlons

first_img“There was one short hill in particular where you had to really dig in . . .. I forgot how much pressure it puts on my shoulders and wrists to drive into my bike,” Archdekin explained.“By the time I got to the top of the hill and back up to speed each time (two-lap bike course) my arms were numb and I was conscious of the fact that they could give out and I could bail.”“I never did though,” Archdekin said.Two triathlons in two weeks miles apart is enough for now, said Archdekin.He has a few weeks to rehab before jumping into Kootenay Lake at the Cyswog’n’ Fun August 5 in Nelson.“Even though I love road tripping, driving hurts my body so badly, so it’ll be nice to be at home for one,” he said.“The last time I raced here was in 2009 which was three days from getting off of crutches after that goat whipped my (butt).”Archdekin will be just one of many local racers competing in the 30th annual Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun Triathlon.The race, with a course distance of 1.5-kilometer Olympic swim, 39 km bike and 10 km run, goes Sunday August 5 at 8 a.m. from Lakeside Park in Nelson.The short distance, the sprint race, is 500-meter swim, 22 km cycle and five km run.Registration deadline is Friday, August 3.Participants can pre-register online athttps://eventsonline.ca/events/cyswog/ Horrible headaches, fogginess, more sleeplessness, seeing spots, quick second long blackout-y-type things, squinting eyes because of how much pain generated through my skull, parts of my head are also numb . . . and this is happening during the race.Despite experiencing all these aches and pains, Nelson’s Steve Archdekin still managed to finish the Peachland Triathlon coming across the finish line in a time of two hours, 13 minutes and change.“It’s hard to explain, but is nothing new and has been going on from a few days before race and is still going on,” Archdekin said about the 750-meter swim, 20 kilometer bike and five km run Peachland race Sunday in the Okanagan.“Having my head off the vertical plane makes everything even worse,” Archdekin adds.“The bike is horrible for that. It’s bad enough on my neck on the best of days, but when my neck is doing this it is an absolute killer to be on my bike.”Despite suffering from a rare form of arthritis called, Reiter’s Syndrome — a form of arthritis that produces pain, swelling, redness, and heat in the joints — Archdekin continues to seek out his first love, competing in triathlons.He started the season out in Christina Lake before heading to Calgary earlier this month where he finished in a time of two hours, 15 minutes — which just happened to be 25 minutes better than Christina.Back to Peachland, Archdekin persevered during the swim, coming out of the water second to last.During the cycle he reeled in a bunch of competitors who got the upper hand during the run.last_img read more

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UPDATED: Wildcats fall to consolation round at High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats came close, but just couldn’t get the key points at the right time in dropping a 3-1 decision to White Rock Christian Academy in quarter final action Friday at the at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Selkirk College in Castlegar.White Rock, advancing to Saturday’s semi final against top seed Immaculata of Kelowna, won the match 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 25-23 to advance down the playoff trail.Mount Sentinel drops to consolation round play, meeting Kelowna Christian today at 12:30 p.m. at Selkirk College.The Wildcats opened the day blasting Barriere 25-10, 25-16, 25-12.The Bronze Medal match is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday to be followed by the Gold Medal Championship game at 7 p.m.Closing ceremonies and medal presenations follows the Championship Match.All action is set for Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar. For complete results and draw times go to the Mount Sentinel Tournament website.Wildcats claw way up playoff ladder at BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball ChampionshipsThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats played anything like an eight-seeded team, finishing second in Pool B Thursday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Selkirk College in Castlegar.The Wildcats opened with a straight set (25-14, 25-14) win over Kelowna Christian before knocking off Kootenay Champion Fernie, also in straight sets (25-18, 25-17.The only blemish on the day came against Duncan Christian, where the the Cats dropped a 2-1 best-of-three match — the third game losing 15-13.Other results had top-ranked and defending champion Immaculata winning Pool A, Carver Christian of Burnaby taking Pool C and Credo Christian of Langley topping Pool D.Mount Sentinel now begins the playoff run Friday at Selkirk, taking on Barrier.Playoffs continue Friday with the final rounds Saturday.The Bronze Medal match is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday to be followed by the Gold Medal Championship game at 7 p.m.Closing ceremonies and medal presenations follows the Championship Match.All action is set for Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.last_img read more

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