New pipeline planned for Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Kinder Morgan, the nation’s largest energy infrastructure company, already has a major presence in Ohio that includes a terminal location in Cincinnati and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline system, which enters the state through Scioto County and exits from Columbiana County.That presence will become even greater with the addition of the Utopia East Pipeline, a new system that will be about 240 miles long and will stretch from southeast Ohio to northwest Ohio. The proposed pipeline will transport an ethane-propane mix.“When people think of energy production in the Utica Shale region, they mainly think of natural gas,” said Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan’s Vice President of Public Affairs. “The product that we will be moving through this particular pipeline is lesser known but very important and has a very practical use in the production of plastics.”The energy sector has been a shot in the arm for Ohio’s economy and this new project will continue to bring revenue to the Buckeye State.“This is a half billion dollar investment that will employ over 1,000 construction workers during the course of the project’s creation,” Fore said. “So, not only will this be a significant boost to Ohio’s economy and workforce, it also continues to develop markets for the products coming out of the Utica Shale.”With such a project comes the enormous task of finding a path that is agreeable by multiple parties along the way that is also as minimally invasive as possible, for not only the residents affected, but for the land as well.“We have a good history in the state of working with groups like the Ohio Farm Bureau in developing our projects,” Fore said. “The agreements we have with landowners take into account the importance of agricultural lands in the state and the importance of the ag industry as a whole.”That work with the Ohio Farm Bureau includes devising an Agriculture Impact Mitigation Agreement, which helps to provide guidance and direction on how Kinder Morgan constructs their pipelines on agricultural lands. Issues addressed include depth of cover, soil compaction, crop loss and how the process will impact drainage tile.“The reason that we have had over 95% of the folks we’ve approached about the Utopia East Pipeline grant us survey permission is because we take the time to meet individually with each landowner,” Fore said. “We want to be sure they understand what the purpose of this project is, what our construction plans are and then take into account the uniqueness of their individual property as we further refine the project.”For the past several months, Kinder Morgan has been working with landowners, regulatory agencies, counties, townships and other stakeholders and those meetings continue. The company plans to file for their permits and have them reviewed within 2016, begin construction in 2017 and begin service in 2018.last_img read more

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Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin raises profile in Japan

first_imgFILE – In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Thailand’s midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin controls the ball during the AFC Asian Cup round of 16 soccer match between Thailand and China in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. With soccer booming in Southeast Asia, Chanathip’s move to Japan has been a win-win situation for both the Thai playmaker and the J-League. The 25-year-old Chanathip signed with first-division club Consadole Sapporo in 2017 and has been a hit both on and off the field. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)TOKYO — With soccer booming in Southeast Asia, Chanathip Songkrasin’s move to Japan has been a win-win situation for both the Thai playmaker and the J-League.The 25-year-old Chanathip signed with first-division club Consadole Sapporo in 2017 and has been a hit both on and off the field.ADVERTISEMENT In his second season in Japan, the 5-foot-2 (1.58-meter) attacking midfielder scored eight goals, helping Consadole to a fourth-place finish in the top flight — a record high for the club.He was selected to the J-League XI, becoming the first Southeast Asian player to earn the honor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Indian Wells: Serena Williams, Simona Halep win; Sloane Stephens ousted Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting With the recent signings of players such as Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Fernando Torres, the J-League is bidding to raise its international profile in the region after a period when the Chinese Super League grabbed most of the headlines for its record-breaking signings and transfer deals.During the 2017 season, the Chinese authorities introduced a 100 percent tax on the signing of foreign players for a fee of more than $7 million in a move to increase opportunities for young local players. At the same time, the limited on the number of foreign players that could be selected for a game was reduced from four to three for each team.While Chinese soccer appears to be inching back from a foreign influx, the J-League, long considered the most professional competition in the region, is stepping forward.“We want to create interest in our league not only in Japan but in Asia and around the world,” J-League chairman Mitsuru Murai said. “With players like Chanathip we feel we are well on the way to achieving those goals.”Since 2017, the J-League has permitted each team to sign one player from an Asian Football Confederation nation outside of the existing foreign player quota.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Japanese football is very fast and physical,” Chanathip said in a recent interview. “Players here are very disciplined, so if more Thai players come to Japan, they will be able to learn a lot and become better football players.”While playing in a more competitive league has helped Chanathip raise the level of his game, it has also helped promote the J-League overseas. Nearly 1.5 million people attend soccer matches every year in Thailand and Japanese soccer officials are eager to gain a foothold there. View comments Last year, Chanathip’s Thailand teammates Teerasil Dangda and Theerathon Bunmathan played in the J-League with Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Vissel Kobe.Thailand captain Teerasil returned to Muangthong following the completion of his loan deal, but Theerathon is continuing to play in the J-League with Yokohama F Marinos.Newly promoted Oita Trinita, meanwhile, has acquired Thai midfielder Thitipan Puangchan on loan.Chanathip has given the profile of the Japanese league a huge boost in his homeland, where he was a star at Thai powerhouse Muangthong United.Thai TV viewership of J-League broadcasts hit an all-time high in 2017 when a match between Consadole and the J-League’s Kawasaki Frontale drew an estimated 400,000 Thai TV viewers, outperforming a broadcast of popular domestic side Buriram United.The J-League hopes its success in Thailand can be duplicated in other Southeast Asian countries, where broadcasts of the top European leagues dominate ratings.Murai has praised Chanathip for his success with Sapporo and promotion of the league in Thailand.“I was surprised when a video of Chanathip’s first practice in Sapporo attracted 3 million viewers, more than the entire population of Sapporo,” Murai told local media. “He has made a huge impact on the J-League.”While he’s completely focused on helping Sapporo achieve its goals, Chanathip said he’s keeping an open mind about his future prospects, including the possibility of one day playing on soccer’s biggest stage.“If I get a chance to play in Europe, I’d be happy to take on a new challenge,” Chanathip said. 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US defends moves to roll back net neutrality rules

5G is seen as key to develop newer “next generation” services such as telemedicine or autonomous driving.Several lawsuits are expected to try to block the change.Last month technology companies including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc threw their weight behind efforts to reverse the Trump administration’s plan to repeal the Obama-era rule designed to protect an open internet. Explore further © 2018 AFP The commission in December adopted the proposal by Republican appointed chairman Ajit Pai to end the so-called “net neutrality” rules adopted in 2015.Activists have staged protests around the US and online, saying dominant broadband providers could favour their own services and hinder those of rivals and charge more for certain kinds of access.Critics of the “net neutrality” rule however argue it was based on utility-style regulation designed for 1930s telephone companies.Pai said the move was needed to give the private sector “greater incentives to invest” in the new generation of super-fast 5G wireless networks and ensure the United States keeps its technological edge over other nations.”To lead the world in 5G, the United States needs modern light touch market based regulation not a one size fits all utility model that was developed in the 1930s,” he told the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The first deployment of 5G wireless networks, which are quick enough to download a full length film in less than a second, are expected in key markets like the United States, Japan and South Korea at the end of the year. Citation: US defends moves to roll back ‘net neutrality’ rules (2018, February 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-defends-net-neutrality.html The head of the US Federal Communications Commission defended Monday his move to roll back rules requiring internet providers to treat all traffic equally, saying it was needed to encourage investment in new super-fast wireless networks. FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules A 5G antenna at the Deutsche Telekom stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Pai said market based regulation was needed in the US to encourage investment in 5G wireless networks This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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