MHI Group completes gas turbine testing

first_imgImage courtesy of MHIMitsubishi Heavy Industries Group has completed testing of MHPS’s 2-shaft 120 MW H-100 gas turbine. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation claim the turbine will be deployed in thermal power plants sector as well as in mechanical drive liquefied natural gas (LNG) applications.Following successful completion of testing, MHI president & CEO Shunichi Miyanaga said, “We are confident this can be a game-changer for the LNG industry, as well as thermal power plants, in terms of lower production costs.”In a joint statement, the three companies say the benefits of the two-shaft gas turbines for LNG mechanical drive application include reduced footprint, broad variable-speed operation, shortened start-up time and space savings.last_img read more

Shelf completes rig deal with Diamond

first_imgOffshore driller Shelf Drilling has completed the purchase of the Ocean Scepter jack-up rig from Diamond Offshore. Shelf entered into a definitive agreement with Diamond to purchase the Ocean Scepter rig for $90 million in early July.Shelf informed on Friday, July 27 that its wholly owned subsidiary has completed the purchase and acceptance of the jack-up rig. Following the closure of this deal, Shelf’s total shallow water rig count increased from 39 rigs to 40 rigs.Shelf Drilling has financed the acquisition with proceeds from the Initial Public Offering (IPO) completed in June this year, and cash on hand.The rig has been renamed Shelf Drilling Scepter and is expected to be mobilized shortly from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on a dry tow carrier to the Middle East.The Ocean Scepter rig was built in 2008 and is of a KFELS Mod Super B design.last_img read more

Mum ‘already received life sentence’ – Family First

first_imgNZ Herald 17 April 2015The mother of a Whanganui toddler who died after allegedly being accidentally left in a car on a hot summer’s day has been charged with manslaughter.The woman appeared in the Whanganui District Court yesterday but her name, and that of her husband, and all the details of the hearing were suppressed by the judge.She was charged with the manslaughter of her 16-month-old son, (name withheld) , on January 16 by failing to provide the necessaries of life.University of Auckland law professor Dr Bill Hodge told TVNZ’s Breakfast show today the law imposed a duty on a caregiver of an infant to provide reasonable care.“If you breach that duty or you appear to breach that duty and a person dies as a result, homicide is the outcome and the law says it could be culpable homicide, so that’s appropriate to go to the right authority being a high court jury trial.”Family First NZ called on the police to drop the case altogether.The mother had “already received a life sentence”, said national director Bob McCroskrie.“She will have to live with the tragic outcome of the death of her son.“What is the point of pursuing this further?” hot-car death: Mum charged with manslaughterNZ Herald 16 April 2015Following the court appearance today, Family First NZ called on the police to drop the case, saying the woman had “already received a life sentence” over the boy’s death.“She will have to live with the tragic outcome of the death of her son. What is the point of pursuing this further?” Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First NZ, said.“This has had devastating consequences that no jail term or punishment could outweigh.“There is a place for charges to be laid in similar circumstances, but when the outcome has been so tragic, it seems the mother has been punished enough.“This does not appear to be a neglectful mother. It appears to be simply a tragic, tragic mistake.” First: Drop charges against womanNewsTalk ZB 16 April 2015 The Family First lobby group believe police need to follow precedent and drop charges against a woman accused of the manslaughter of Whanganui toddler (name withheld)The woman appeared in the Whanganui District Court this morning, was granted name suppression and will be back in court next month.Family First’s national director Bob McCoskrie is pointing to a case where a father was given a let off after leaving the handbrake off his car, which led to his son’s death.“We noticed that the court showed compassion and discharged without conviction, so I’m not quite sure why that precedent has been set, has been ignored by the police.” car death: Woman charged with manslaughter3News 16 April 2015 read more

Woman hurt in Tubungan shooting

first_imgCamral was brought to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district. Police investigators said prior to the incident, Amoras and Camral figured in a heated argument that ended up with the victim hacking the suspect. In retaliation, Camral allegedly shot Amoras using a still undetermined caliber gun.  ILOILO City – A woman was wounded in a shooting incident in Barangay Victoria, Tubungan, Iloilo. Ynabelle Amora, a resident of the village, was recuperating at the Rep. PedroTrono Memorial Hospital in Guimbal town. She sustained a gunshot wound on the body, a police report showed.center_img Amoras‘ uncle Frudencio Camral was tagged as the suspect in the shooting that happened around 6:45 p.m. on May 31. Officers of the Tubungan police station said old grudge was seen as the motive in the incident./PNlast_img read more

Ronald “Ron” Bonnlander

first_imgRonald C. “Ron” Bonnlander, 84 of Milan passed away at Ripley Crossing Monday February 20, 2017.  Ron was born Friday June 10, 1932 in Ohio; the son of Frank and Naomi (Conway) Bonnlander. Ron married Janet (Bruns) Bonnlander July 12, 1952 and she preceded him in death July 15, 2005.Ron was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church, former member of the CB Helping Hands (Greenleaf), volunteer fireman for Moores Hill.  He was a truck driver, worked at Norwood Sash and Door, owned and operated Door Store in Milan, and after retirement went back to work at Burger King in Aurora  He enjoyed wood working and working on cars.Ron is survived by son: Thomas (Teresa) Bonnlander of Moores Hill; brother: Robert (Patty) Bonnlander of Harrison, Oh, 3 Grandchildren: Crystal (Pete) Solly; Cheryl Bonnlander (Scott Yunker); David Bonnlander (Amanda Grigsby). 4 Great-Grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 brothers: Frank and James Bonnlander.Funeral services will be at 11AM Thursday February 23 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Pastor Rick Mosley officiating.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery south of Milan. Visitation will also be Thursday 9AM-11AM also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer Association through the funeral home.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with the arrangements, 707 South Main Street, Box 243, 47031; (812)654-2141.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

February 26, 2019 Police Blotter

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United financial outlook looks brighter

first_img Press Association For the 2012-13 financial year United are now forecasting revenue to be “350million to 360milllion” compared to 320million last year, which was 3.3% down. Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman said: “Manchester United achieved record revenue….in the second quarter driven by our commercial operation, which continues to experience extremely strong growth particularly in sponsorship.” The club’s gross debt has decreased by 16.1% since 30 June 2012 to 436.9million. United’s wage bill is heading for an increase of more than 10 per cent in the 2012-13 financial year. A statement said: “Staff costs for the second quarter increased 14.2% year on year to £44.2 million, primarily due to new player signings, player wage increases and growth in commercial headcount. The six months year to date increase is 10.5% year on year to £84.5 million.” In 2012, United’s wage bill was £160million. On Wednesday the club announced significant rises in income and profits for the three-month period ending December 2012. Six new sponsorship deals have seen commercial revenues rise 29.0% compared to the same period in 2011. It puts United on course to put last year’s overall revenue fall – caused by early exits in the Champions League and FA Cup – behind them. center_img Manchester United’s Champions League run and new sponsorship deals have put the club on course for a bumper financial season.last_img read more

Dalglish: Rodgers is the boss

first_imgLiverpool icon Kenny Dalglish insists his return to the club as a non-executive director will not prove a hindrance to manager Brendan Rodgers. And despite his status as one of the most important figures in the club’s history, Dalglish said it will not interfere with the good work his predecessor has done in the intervening period. “The most important person in me coming back was Brendan,” Dalglish told “The manager is more important than I am and his position was more important to me than my position. “You could fully understand if the manager wasn’t in agreement with it. If he wasn’t, he would never have known I’d been asked. “That was the most important thing for me, the fact that people within the club knew I was coming back and wanted me to come back and I wasn’t standing on anybody’s toes. “If you’re coming back to help the football club in any way you certainly don’t want to come back to hinder. “We’ll be in close proximity but Brendan is in charge of the team 100 per cent. “It’s nothing to do with me. I’m here to be of help to anybody; if he wants to have a conversation, I’m here to do as I’m told or asked to do, and that suits me fine.” “I want people around us who have this club and what it stands for in their heart.” The former player is back at Anfield with a seat on the board 17 months after his second spell as boss ended with him being sacked by owners Fenway Sports Group. His relationship with the Americans does not appear to have been soured, however, as they approached him to make a return. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Simeone won’t stop Costa Blues move

first_img Press Association It would take a substantial offer for Atletico to contemplate selling their prize asset although Simeone believes Costa will ultimately decide his own future. “It depends on him and what he believes is best for his future. I will support any decision,” the Argentinian told AS. “It is normal that Chelsea are interested in him. They have good economic potential. (Samuel) Eto’o is getting older and Diego Costa can do his work, but right now he’s ours.” Costa will be hoping to showcase his talents against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals, a clash that has been made more intriguing by the prospect of the Blues’ own goalkeeper turning out for Atletico. Thibaut Courtois is on loan at Atletico for a third successive season and Chelsea insist he will be free to play against them, in line with UEFA rules, as the clubs compete for a place in the May 24 final in Lisbon against Real Madrid or defending champions Bayern Munich. It was reported that Chelsea would allow the Spanish side to play the Belgian in both legs of the semi, provided they paid a fee of around 3million euros for each game. However, UEFA moved to clarify that it expects Courtois to be free to face the Blues in both legs and Simeone has no doubt that the 21-year-old will be available for selection. “I have no doubt that he will play against Chelsea. He also has no doubts. Not a concern,” Simeone said. There has been some suggestion Courtois could be used as a makeweight if Chelsea do pursue their interest in Costa, but Simeone does not know whether the Belgian’s future lies at the Vicente Calderon. “It is not yet know where he will play next year,” he added. Costa has been the standout player in Atletico’s exceptional season to date, with his 26 goals in 31 Primera Division matches giving his side an excellent chance of winning their first league title since the 1995-96 campaign. It is therefore unsurprising that the Brazil-born Spain international has attracted the attention of several leading European clubs, and Jose Mourinho’s Blues are reportedly at the front of the queue. center_img Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer.last_img read more

Table is ugly reading for Neville

first_img United are guaranteed to end the campaign with their worst points total in the Premier League era, and that does not sit easy with their former left-back. “It’s been difficult watching other teams above us do well and to even look at a league table,” the United coach told the BBC’s Football Focus. “I find it difficult to watch Match of the Day on Saturday night; I find it almost impossible because we’ve suffered this season.” Neville, who played under Moyes for eight years at Everton, insists everyone at the club is hurting because of their current predicament. “We have failed on the football pitch and that doesn’t sit kindly with anyone,” Neville said ahead of United’s trip to Everton on Sunday. “We are not hiding away from the fact that we have under performed. “We have not fulfilled any levels of expectations this season.” Neville, one of the famous ‘Class of ’92’, admits United cannot afford to have another poor season when they return after the summer break. “We cannot allow what’s happened this season to happen next season,” he said. “We are working every hour that God sends to make sure that next season is better.” Phil Neville admits Manchester United have been so bad this year that he cannot bring himself to look at the Premier League table. Neville won the league six times in 10 years at United, but the former England defender has experienced nothing like that success since he returned to Old Trafford to become David Moyes’ first-team coach last summer. United are seventh in the table, some 20 points behind bitter rivals Liverpool with just five matches left. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more