first_imgAdd to My List In My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share Related Stories The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office reports that investigators are looking into a handful of complaints from voters, but no major issues a few hours after polls opened.Polls opened at 7 a.m. for voters to choose candidates for November’s elections.Georgia election officials are encouraging voters to use social media to relay their voting experience and to report any irregularities or election complaints.Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a statement that voters can post to the agency’s Facebook (facebook.com/BrianKempGA); Twitter (twitter.com/briankempga); and Instagram (instagram.com/BrianKempGA) pages.Candice Brose, a spokeswoman for the Secretary of State’s office, said early Tuesday that complaints range from someone not getting a correct ballot to a concern that one polling place doesn’t have enough parking spots for disabled people.At a polling place in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, a woman reported being yelled at for bringing in materials with candidates’ names so she would remember who she wished to vote for. Brose said an investigator was dispatched to look into that complaint.Kemp said that all complaints will be promptly reviewed by the agency’s investigators. He said that if needed, officers will open a formal State Election Board investigation.On Twitter, Kemp’s office is using the hashtag #PostThePeach, hoping that voters use it to encourage their friends to vote.Polls are scheduled to remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more

first_img The second game of the series is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon while the finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday. All three games will be carried on the Big Red Sports Network.While the Cardinals (25-8, 10-2 Southland Conference) had their 15-game win streak snapped at Baylor on Wednesday on a late comeback from the Bears, the Cowboys (20-11, 10-5) have strung together six straight wins, including a 7-0 shutout at nationally-ranked LSU. The two programs are the only two league schools to down the Tigers.Lamar does enter the series with a nine-game conference win streak, and has won its last 14 over schools in the Southland Conference. It played Nicholls and Abilene Christian in non-conference action. The Pokes enter after sweeping New Orleans on the road. Starters for Saturday have also been chosen while Sunday starters are still to be determined. Righty Billy Love (3-1, 2.70) will take on left-hander Bryan King (3-1, 2.57) in the second contest. King has pitched 42 frames with 12 earned runs allowed on 43 hits with 40 strikeouts. Love has 40 innings of work with 12 earned runs allowed.Both teams sit one place apart from each other in hitting and ERA in the league rankings. Lamar sits fourth in the conference in hitting at .296 while the Cowboys trail on a .284 average, but the Pokes sit third in the league in ERA (3.62) and the Cardinals are fourth at .373.As a team, McNeese scores at a 5.6 runs per game clip and gives up only 4.4 a contest. It is led in hitting by Connor Crane, who leads in all of the Triple Crown categories. The senior has a .373 average with 26 runs batted in and seven homers. He also leads the way with 34 runs scored.Lewis Guilbeau follows with a .355 average and 26 runs batted in. Joe Provenzano (20) and Matt Gallier (21) each have RBI totals over 20.Big Red continues to be led in hitting by Stijn van der Meer, who carries a 23-game hit streak into the series, at .369 and is second in runs with 28 behind Jake Nash’s 29. Nash sits in a tie with Reid Russell for the team lead in RBI at 35, and Russell tops the team with 11 home runs this year.Catcher Bryndan Arredondo is third on the team in hitting at .347, behind Russell at .349, and freshman Robin Adames is hitting .317. Nash is in striking distance of .300 at .295 on the year.The Cardinals step back into nonconference action at 4 p.m. on Wednesday when they face Texas Southern at Vincent-Beck Stadium. The weekend’s series is sponsored by Neches Federal Credit Union. Saturday, it will have a T-shirt give away, while supplies last. Also on Saturday, fans who show up with a football Spring Game ticket will get in a discounted price. Both Friday and Saturday, student-athletes are volunteering to collect samples for the Delete Blood Cancer drive.The donation area for the event will be set up between the baseball and softball fields. The Cardinal football team will be on hand during the Friday night contest and Saturday will be covered by the LU basketball teams.Two of the league’s top pitchers, in terms of earned run average, will face off Friday night in right-handers Kaleb Fontenot (4-2, 1.38) and reigning Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week Will Hibbs (6-1, 2.05). Fontenot, whose ERA is second in the league, has pitched eight contests on the year and has 58 2/3 innings of work — second in the league — with just nine earned runs allowed and league-leading 63 strikeouts.Hibbs has worked in 57 innings this year in 10 appearances and has given up 13 earned runs on 40 hits along with 54 strikeouts. He ranks fifth in the league in ERA and tops it in wins.center_img Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT – After suffering its first loss in 29 days Wednesday afternoon, the Lamar baseball team looks to rebound in a huge Southland Conference set in the Cardinals’ return to Vincent-Beck Stadium when McNeese State pays a visit for a three-game tilt that opens at 6 p.m. Friday night.It’ll be the first weekend back at The Beck since LU faced New Orleans.last_img read more

first_imgSouthold Swearing In. Independent/Office of Congressman Lee ZeldinOn January 2, Congressman Lee Zeldin attended the Town of Southold’s inauguration ceremony where Supervisor Scott Russell, Councilwoman Jill Doherty, trustees Nick Krupski and Glenn Goldsmith, assessor Richard Caggiano, board member Sarah Nappa, Justice Daniel Ross, and receiver of taxes Kelly Fogarty were sworn into office.Following the Southold ceremony, Zeldin met with newly sworn-in Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguilar at Riverhead Town Hall to discuss town priorities for this year. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgLiquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for vessels has long been discussed as an alternative option, however, with its increasing availability and more bunkering infrastructure available, it is becoming more of a preferred option for many ship owners and operators.This was a joint sentiment among speakers and participants of a technical session titled “Gas-fueled offshore vessels” held on Tuesday as part of the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam.Navingo, the Dutch media company and organizer of OEEC, set up the session in cooperation with LNG World News and Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association (NMT).The session, one of many to take place during the two-day event was moderated by Roel de Graaf, Managing Director of the Netherlands Maritime Technology.Speakers included Luca Franza, Researcher at Clingendael International Energy Programme, Sean Bond, Director Global Gas Solutions at ABS, Marcel van den Berg, Key Account Manager Commercial Fuels at Shell GTL Fuel Marine, Frank Harteveld, General Manager Fuel gas Systems at Wärtsilä, and Sipke Schuurmans, Project Director at Heerema Marine Contractors.Topics ranging from market supply of LNG and GTL (gas-to-liquids), as well as the advantages of both, and regulatory and technological challenges associated with increasing the use of cleaner marine fuels were discussed at the session.The session also touched on the outlook for LNG imports into the European Union.Opening the session, Luca Franca presented the main findings of a new study ‘Outlook for LNG imports into the EU to 2025, which is a part of the series ‘CIEP Perspectives on EU Gas Market Fundamentals’.He noted that LNG imports into Europe are set to substantially increase in the future. However, he cautioned that Russia, Europe’s largest pipeline gas supplier is willing and able to defend its market share, calling the duel between Russian gas and LNG imports a “knife edge competition.”In regards to LNG as fuel for vessels, he said that now is a good time to push for the promotion of the chilled gas stressing that there is still much to be done in developing infrastructure and favorable policies.Sean Bond of ABS discussed the technical path and challenges associated with LNG-fueled offshore support vessels from an angle of a classification society.He presented several cases including the Harvey Gulf’s six LNG-powered OSVs.Summarizing the experience from early adopters, Bond noted that the adoption of LNG as marine fuel requires a dedicated team, trusted advisors stressing the necessity of crew training and a constant dialogue with the regulatory bodies.The session continued with a presentation by Frank Harteveld from Wärtsilä who discussed the impact of cryogenic and volatile gasses on board vessels impact design and operations.Harteveld added that one of the most important factors when using LNG as fuel for vessels is understanding how to deal with a fuel, completely different from any other.In an interesting comparison of LNG versus GTL, Shell’s Marcel van den Berg said the two fuels are no competitors.He noted that “sometimes at Shell”, these two fuels are competitors but stressed that there is enough space for both, giving the advantage to LNG as a “cleaner” option due to its more “positive carbon footprint.”Shell, the world’s largest supplier of GTL produces the fuel in Qatar, the world’s largest LNG exporter.Last but not least, Sipke Schuurmans of Heerema updated the session participants on the construction of the company’s semi-submersible crane vessel ’Sleipnir’.The vessel, that will be powered by dual fuel engines able to run both on MGO & LNG is currently under construction by Sembcorp Marine in Singapore.According to Schuurmans, Sleipnir will have the largest LNG fuel plant installed up to date with a total power of 96 MW.The LNG fuel plant will have a capacity of 8000 cubic meters and Heerema is currently in talks with several companies to supply the fuel to the crane vessel, Schuurmans said. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgThe Bar Council has set up a website to answer barristers’ questions on obligations and standards required by the regulator.The Ethics & Practice Hub provides guidance on ethical issues and meeting obligations set out in the Bar Standards Board’s Handbook. It supplements the council’s Ethical Enquiries Service – a confidential phone and email service for barristers to help identify and comply with professional obligations.More than 6,500 calls and emails were made to the service from barristers in the last year.Andrew Langdon QC, chair of the bar, said: ‘This is a step up in the services that the council offers to barristers and chambers in the crucial areas of professional ethics and practice. These should be the first port of call for barristers and their staff who are looking for help in these areas, whether they need to deal with an ethical issue urgently or are looking for a more in-depth consideration of good practice.‘Given the importance of ethics and practice management to the bar, an easy to use and quick access website such as this is essential.’The site also offers barristers and their chambers guidance materials on IT, equality and diversity, international practice and remuneration issues.last_img read more

first_img(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/22/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLOTTE UNDERWOOD AND MANDI RODRIGUEZ WITH THE CITY OF LAFOLLETTE) Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the Campbell County High School JROTC (above) and the Campbell County High School Band (below).  In the above photo, (left to right) Gabe Morton, Danny Mculley, Mike Stanfield and Lonnie “Hot Rod” Wilson, along with the Campbell County ROTC as Morton accepts the certificate on behalf of the JROTC.  The photo below shows veterans La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield (left) and US Army Sergeant Danny McCulley (right) preparing to present the certificate to the CCHS Band.JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County High School Band students and members of the Campbell County High School JROTC received a certificate of appreciation from the City of LaFollette on Wednesday afternoon.    Mayor Mike Stanfield, Danny Mculley and Lonnie Hot Rod Wilson presented the award to the students. “Both the band and the ROTC students are great about helping the city with our events and we wanted to show them we appreciate them in return,”  Stanfield said. Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more