FERC to prepare Jordan Cove LNG EIS

first_imgThe U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export project in Oregon. In addition, FERC will prepare an EIS for the accompanying 233-mile-long pipeline.The FERC is the lead federal agency for the preparation of the document. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Energy, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bonneville Power Administration are cooperating agencies and can adopt the EIS for their respective purposes and permitting actions.The commission will use this EIS in its decision-making process to determine whether the Jordan Cove LNG terminal is in the public interest and the Pacific Connector Pipeline is in the public convenience and necessity.With the notice, FERC opened the scoping period inviting comments on the proposed project. The scoping period ends on July 10.The LNG terminal would include five liquefaction trains and two full containment LNG storage tanks. It would be designed to liquefy about 1.04 billion cubic feet per day (7.8 mtpa) of LNG for export to markets across the Pacific Rim.Following the agreement under which Pembina Pipeline Corporation will acquire Veresen in a transaction valued at C$9.7 billion ($7.10 billion), the Jordan Cove LNG project will be 100 percent owned by Pembina.last_img read more

Man shot at West Palm Beach gentlemen’s club, Probe underway

first_imgPolice are investigating a shooting at a gentleman’s club in West Palm Beach.One man was transported to the hospital early Wednesday after reportedly being shot inside the Playhouse 2 gentlemen’s club.His condition remains unknown at this time.Police have not identified a suspect or established a motive at this time.“Call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS if you have any information.”This story is developing.last_img

Shafer views Allen as ‘older freshman,’ expects H-backs’ roles to expand

first_imgDrew Allen and Greg Paulus are similar, but different. Both were first-year starting quarterbacks for first-year Syracuse head coaches. Both transfers.Though by appearance they are quite different — one a 6-foot-5 Texan, the other a 6-foot-1 former all-conference point guard — Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said he views them in similar lights.“You kind of look at it as he’s an older freshman in your system,” Shafer said on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches teleconference Wednesday.Shafer’s comparison served as an asterisk for his assessment of Allen. He said that coming into training camp, he had to look at Allen not as a senior, but as someone almost entirely new to the playbook.Even Allen’s 16-for-37, 189-yard, two-interception stat line in the Orange’s 23-17 loss to Penn State on Saturday had to be absorbed with the understanding that it was his first start in five years, Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The thing I was most pleased with was that he never really was flustered on the sideline,” Shafer said. “I thought he had good control and command. He kept working toward making the next play go.  We had a few dropped balls, a couple missed routes from the supporting cast, but liked the way he worked positively through those situations.”It wasn’t quite as sharp as Paulus’ SU debut in which he went 19-for-31 for 167 yards, throwing one touchdown and one interception in an overtime loss to Minnesota, but Paulus finished his 2009 gridiron experiment with more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (13) in his first year playing football since high school.Allen was good enough to earn a scholarship from Oklahoma, where he backed up two of the best college quarterbacks in recent memory in Landry Jones and Sam Bradford.Now he has a chance to redeem himself after a shaky debut with a road game against No. 19 Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday.“I’m looking forward to seeing him get his second start this week,” Shafer said.H-backs roles to expand against NorthwesternAshton Broyld and Brisly Estime are X-factors for the Orange. They play an undefined position that lines up all over the offensive side of the ball designed to provide equal parts versatility and unpredictability.But Saturday against Penn State, Broyld, a sophomore, lined up exclusively in the slot. Only once did he run anywhere but forward — taking a pitch from Allen for a 3-yard gain on SU’s first drive.Estime, a freshman, only saw the field for one play. He dropped a swing pass coming out of the backfield.“(Estime) kind of wanted to take Football 101, pass it, get an ‘A’ in the class and move forward to Football 201,” Shafer said. “And that’s kind of where I see Ashton.”Shafer said both of their roles will expand gradually this season. Broyld, who played in the backfield for the Orange regularly last year, said Tuesday he misses playing running back.Both Shafer and Broyld did agree that the consistent reps he’s getting in the slot have been beneficial. While Shafer said on Saturday that Broyld did misread some routes, he was Allen’s most targeted receiver and finished with a team-high four catches for 46 yards.Regarding Estime, Shafer said he’ll slowly be integrated into the offense.“Gradual process means a little bit more and I think he’s ready for that,” Shafer said.Tough Big Ten start provides pros, cons for OrangeMost Division-I teams warm up for the season with cupcakes in the early weeks. Syracuse, however, elected for tougher slate starters in a pair of favored Big Ten teams: Penn State and Northwestern.“A lot of teams in the country will start off with some warm-up games and there’s benefits to that,” Shafer said, “but on the flip side a lot of us are starting off against foes that are pretty doggone good. And that’s what our schedule says.”So far, it hasn’t worked well for SU. The Nittany Lions beat the Orange on Saturday and the Wildcats looked impressive in a 44-30 victory against California.Said Shafer: “You can’t really have 20-20 hindsight when you’re doing all the scheduling.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

Senior DT John Raymon ‘week-to-week’ with upper-body injury

first_img Published on August 12, 2015 at 6:20 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Updated at 7:37 p.m.Syracuse has seven interior defensive linemen on its roster, and the only experienced upperclassman is senior John Raymon.Raymon is, according to SU head coach Scott Shafer, “week-to-week” with an upper-body injury four days into SU’s preseason training camp. In the first 20 minutes of practice open to the media on Tuesday and Wednesday, Raymon stretched during defensive line drills on Tuesday and worked one-on-one with defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough on Wednesday.With Bullough, the 6-foot-5, 308-pound Raymon stood behind five orange barrels serving as a makeshift offensive line and walked through details of SU’s defensive schemes.“He’ll be back, it’s just a matter of how quickly he heals up,” Shafer said of Raymon, who is listed as the Orange’s first-team defensive tackle on its preseason depth chart. “And in the past John’s healed really fast so hopefully those genetics continue to take over.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSince transferring from Iowa before the 2012 season, Raymon has played in 12 games across two seasons. He missed the last six games in 2013 after suffering a season-ending right knee injury against Georgia Tech, then played five games in the middle of last season before suffering a lower-body injury against N.C. State.On Tuesday night, defensive line coach Tim Daoust deferred comment on Raymon’s status to Shafer. Daoust did, however, express high expectations for Raymon heading into the rest of training camp and eventually the 2015 season.“It’s time to go all in and he’s seen other people ahead of him do that,” Daoust said. “I’ve been fortunate to have some good ones play that role, and now he sees it as his chance to play that role.” Commentslast_img read more

Marisa Fischetti has gone from 2 ACL tears to a key cog in Syracuse’s offense

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Marisa Fischetti had spent the last nine months waiting to prove to herself and everyone else that her injury was finally behind her. On Sept. 23, 2017, Fischetti netted the equalizer in the 53rd minute against Long Island SC. It was her first goal as a member of the U.S. Development Academy’s FC Fury NY – the culmination of a grueling return to the field following a left ACL injury in the fall of 2016. One year later, in 2018, Fischetti would have to do it all over again, this time with her right knee. Now a redshirt freshman forward for Syracuse (2-4-1), Fischetti has overcome an ACL tear in both of her knees. Physical limitations and internal doubts have made this comeback more difficult than the first, but Fischetti now finds herself second on the team in shots on goal and starting five matches. “It was definitely hard,” Fischetti said, “I was finally feeling 100% after my first ACL when I came here before preseason last year.” Fischetti first tore her right ACL late in her junior season at Massapequa (New York) High School. The injury came right before the state playoffs, in which the Chiefs failed to capture their fourth-straight state title. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFischetti’s rehab consisted of three days a week at physical therapy sessions. She started on an anti-gravity treadmill to alleviate the impact on her knee and then worked her way to a regular treadmill. Her physical therapist emphasized plyometrics and cardio instead of weight training. Six months after the surgery, Fischetti’s surgeon was disappointed in the lack of strength in her knee, Fischetti said. Once she was cleared to play, she opted to play for FC Fury. Since the Fury were an U.S. Development Academy club – which disallows playing for any other team while on the roster – she was forced to forgo her senior year at Massapequa. Massapequa went 53-4-5 in her three years there. As a true freshman at SU, Fischetti started in the Orange’s first preseason match against Rutgers. She felt no limitations in the first half, but 20 seconds into the second half, an awkward cut in the turf sent an all-too-familiar pain cutting through her leg. “Just the way I started freshman year of college was really difficult for me,” Fischetti said, “I was really down first semester last year.”Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorWith her season over before it started, Fischetti missed the first two weeks of school. When she returned, she completely committed to rehab and school, she said. This time, the rehab went from three days to five or six. The anti-gravity treadmill became a regular treadmill just three months after surgery. This time around, she was doing 225-pound squats with bands on her legs and 400-yard lunges with weighted vests. For her rehab, Fischetti chose Troy Gerlt, the men’s lacrosse team’s trainer, over Meagan Bevins, the women’s soccer teams’ own trainer. Gerlt is known for rehabbing knee injuries, Fischetti said, and she hoped he could help her come out stronger. She worked with Gerlt all fall and spring, and her diligence didn’t go unnoticed by teammates. “She never took a day off,” senior forward Sydney Brackett said. “She was very calculated in what she was doing and why she was doing it … she always showed up with a smile on her face.” Last February, a new wave of self-doubt in her abilities came flooding back. The Orange had hired Nicky Adams to be their new head coach, and a whole new staff followed. The coach that’d recruited her — Phil Wheddon — was gone, and Fischetti had no college stats to prove she could still play at a high level. Adams sensed a lack of self-confidence, not just in Fischetti but in the team as a whole following a 3-15 campaign. Fischetti even admitted her worries to her new manager, saying she was “a little intimidated, scared, afraid that I can’t prove myself.” Having suffered a season-ending injury herself in 2000 at Texas A&M, Adams could relate.“I think any time you come back from an injury there’s self-doubt,” Adams said, “‘How hard can I go? Will I be the same player? Can I improve?’ And it’s just about putting them in situations where they gain confidence.” Fischetti continued to work through the summer, getting her speed and agility back as close to they were before her injuries. She also worked with a soccer trainer to retune technical skills like shooting and passing. The forward entered the 2019 season donning a knee brace, and has started every match but the season-opener at the top of Nicky Adams’ 4-3-3 base formation. As injuries to teammates piled up, she went from a fixture in the starting lineup to a premier offensive threat, recording five shots on goal in six matches. Yet she said she lacked the self-confidence she once had. Something was still off. So Fischetti asked Bevins if she could take off her knee brace: a light, flexible wrap holding years of pain, doubt and hard work. The trainer agreed. “I felt a lot more confidence, I felt stronger,” Fischetti said, “When I go into a tackle I don’t even think about it anymore because that’s how I get hurt so I try not to focus on it.”Fischetti has played the last two matches without a knee brace. She recorded a career-high three shots on goal in a 0-0 draw with Fordham on Sept. 15, followed by texts and calls from a number of teammates who’ve noticed her looking “faster and more confident.” “We’re really proud of her,” Brackett said. “We’re proud of her comeback and we can’t wait to see what she does in ACCs.” Comments Published on September 19, 2019 at 12:11 am Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.edulast_img read more