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The case against Michelle Carter

Video by ReutersA Massachusetts judge announced his verdict Friday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michelle Carter for the death of her 18-year-old friend, Conrad Roy. After Roy took his own life in July 2014, investigators found thousands of texts from Carter on his phone, many of them encouraging him to kill himself.Carter and Roy met in 2012.

Running in the woods in the city

Last weekend I traveled to St. John New Brunswick to run the Rompin Rockwood urban trail race. At around 2200 acres, Rockwood Park is a large by urban park standards (one of the largest in Canada), and has over 50 km (thats 31 miles to us Americans) of trail! And not flat manicured gravel padded city trail. This is by and large rooty rocky technical single track…

Goncalves, Trump missed boat on Paris climate pact | News, Sports, Jobs

A recent Mining Journal article featured Cliffs Natural Resources CEO Lourenco Goncalves who stated that he supports President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.But observing Goncalves’ actions here in Marquette County, we are presented with a strange disconnect. People understand how dense air…

Hampton Roads: Nonstop pipeline to World War II

When the United States started preparing to send troops overseas in World War II, no other place in the nation could match Hampton Roads' record as a military port.Beginning as early as the Mexican War a century before, soldiers had traveled here from all over America to be shipped to distant battle fronts and that association…

How to ensure the future of west coast sanctuaries

My last six columns explored the national marine sanctuaries that protect 15,500 square miles, or 5 percent, of America’s west coast outer continental shelf waters permanently from offshore oil drilling.The rest — 294,473 square miles or an area a bit larger than California and Nevada combined — under federal control are eligible for drilling…

Weak container market drags CIMC 2016 profit down 73%

Diversified marine and logistics group China International Marine Containers (CIMC) saw 2016 net profit plunge 73% to RMB540m ($78.5m) from RMB2bn previously.Revenue also fell 13% to RMB51.1bn from RMB58.7bn, dragged down by weak markets in the container business and offshore engineering business respectively, the company said in a stock market announcement.Other businesses such as the energy…

PacifiCorp plans big investments in Wyoming wind energy

PacifiCorp filed a new longterm resource plan Tuesday with regulators that leans heavily on near-term investments in renewable energy - mostly Wyoming wind power -- to meet customers' energy needs during the next two decades.The initial $3.5 billion expansion plan would take place during the next four years. It includes "re-powering" about 900 megawatts of its existing wind turbines in Wyoming…

KAPL nuclear training site upgrades planned

The U.S. Navy is planning significant upgrades at the Kenneth A. Kesselring naval nuclear training base in West Milton, with the aim of keeping it an active training site for nuclear engine operators for at least another 20 years.Plans are underway for a $180 million engine room simulation system in a new building at the site…

Mexico awaits next oil round with cautious optimism | Reuters

MEXICO CITY Mexico is looking forward to its next round of offshore oil auctions on Monday with guarded optimism thanks to robust interest from oil majors for the shallow-water tenders.On Monday, Mexico auctions 15 oil and gas blocks along the southern coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the next stage of the country's…

‘Zombie buildings’ could bring a Ghost Ship-like disaster to L.A. area: Guest commentary

It has been six months since Oakland’s Ghost Ship Fire, the nation’s deadliest blaze in more than a decade. On the heels of the grim anniversary this month, the Alameda County district attorney filed 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter against Derick Almena, the Svengali-like manager of the artists collective, and Max Harris…

Scientists urge feds to tighten marine protection rules - Nova Scotia

A Halifax professor of oceanography currently on a research expedition in the Gulf of Maine is among a group of scientists demanding greater protection for Canada's oceans.Anna Metaxas from Dalhousie University is one of 15 marine scientists who penned a letter to federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Fisheries…

Michelle Carter found guilty in boyfriend's texting suicide

Judge reads the guilty verdict. (Reuters)TAUNTON, Mass. A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter.Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz found that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III. Carter…

The Now-Ubiquitous Shipping Container Was an Idea Before Its Time | Innovation

On April 26, 1956, a crane lifted 58 aluminum truck bodies onto the deck of an aging tanker ship moored in Newark, New Jersey. Five days later, the Ideal-X sailed into Houston, Texas, where waiting trucks collected the containers for delivery to local factories and warehouses. From that modest beginning, the shipping container…

Shiloh sailor reported overboard now found hiding in engine room

A sailor from the cruiser Shiloh whom Navy officials said fell overboard last week, triggering a massive search-and-rescue effort, has been discovered on board. Presumed dead after going missing June 8, Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims reportedly hid himself in one of the engine rooms, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

Corporate News Blog - Suncor Energy Reveals Revised Plans for Shipments from Syncrude Mildred Lake O

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / June 16, 2017 / Pro-Trader Daily takes a look at the latest corporate events and news making the headlines for Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU). The Calgary, Alberta based Canadian Oil Sands Company announced on June 13, 2017, its updated plans with regards to the shipments from Syncrude Mildred Lake…

Ocean Yield Takes Delivery of Second LEG Carrier Featuring Multi-Fuel Capable Propulsion

Ocean Yield has taken delivery of the 36,000 cbm liquefied ethylene gas carrier Gaschem Orca. Image Credit: Ocean YieldOcean Yield ASA (Ocean Yield) has announced the delivery of Gaschem Orca, a 36,000 cbm liquefied ethylene gas carrier that features multi-fuel capable propulsion. The vessel, which was delivered from Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering…

Statoil (STO) Gives Integrated EPCI Contract to TechnipFMC

Norway-based integrated oil and gas company Statoil ASA STO recently provided a contract extension to oil drilling equipment maker TechnipFMC plc FTI. The contract builds on an existing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) deal for improved oil recovery operations at the Visund Nord field in the Norwegian North…

Subsea stores provide low cost route to carbon capture claims report

Existing undersea stores such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs should be at the heart of a UK wide push for Carbon Capture and storage (CCS) according to a report published by The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).CCS technology is regarded by many as being essential if the UK is to meet its legally binding 2050 carbon targets.

Europe Situation Awareness System Market 2016-2022

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Europe Situation Awareness System Market (2016-2022)" report to their offering.Situation awareness systems (SAS) are a form of security systems which are used in collecting, visualizing, and analyzing, information related to the surrounding and remote environment.

Fortuna Offtaker Shortlist Announced

Natural Gas News, News By Country, United Kingdom, Corporate, Exploration & Production, Natural Gas News Africa, Africa Natural Gas, Equatorial Guinea, Contracts and tendersEquatorial Guinea's ministry of mines and hydrocarbons said June 5 in Cape Town that it has shortlisted three offtakers for the Fortuna floating liquefaction (FLNG) project…