UAE, Israel discuss energy, infrastructure cooperation

first_imgThe energy ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Israel discussed possible cooperation and investment opportunities, including natural gas exports to Europe, in a video call on Wednesday, an Israeli statement said.Israel and the UAE signed an agreement on Sept. 15 to establish diplomatic relations, an accord that Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said in the statement presented a “historic opportunity” for energy development in the region.”I spoke [with the UAE energy minister] on cooperating in linking power grids and developing the natural gas market for exports via pipeline to Europe … as well as other projects,” the statement quoted Steinitz as saying. Topics : The statement, released by Steinitz’s office, said he proposed the UAE join an Egypt-based energy forum that seeks to promote natural gas exports from the east Mediterranean.”They [the UAE] said they would examine the issue,” the Israeli statement said.Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Jordan signed a charter on Tuesday establishing the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF).The group unites regional rivals of Turkey, which has been locked in a bitter dispute with European Union members Greece and Cyprus over gas drilling rights in the region.In a report on the Israeli and UAE ministers’ discussion, the UAE state news agency WAM said they spoke about possible investment opportunities in oil, gas and green energy. last_img read more


BLOG: Free the Six-Pack!

first_imgBLOG: Free the Six-Pack! Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Jeff Sheridan, Press Secretary Free The Six-Pack,  Government That Works,  Liquor Reform,  The Blog Have you ever wondered why in Pennsylvania you can’t stop by your local gas station to pick up a six-pack of your favorite beer? It’s because the Pennsylvania Liquor Code currently requires that the PLCB “shall refuse any application for a new license [or] the transfer of any license to a location where the sale of liquid fuels or oil is conducted.”But things are about to change.A recent Commonwealth Court ruling clarifies this piece of Pennsylvania Liquor Code and allows for the sale of malt or brewed beverages at gas stations and other businesses. This ruling sets important precedent that affirms the PLCB’s authority to improve customer experience and make purchasing beer more convenient for Pennsylvanians.Governor Wolf has requested a policy change at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to free the six-pack and allow for gas stations to sell six-packs of beer as long as they regularly and customarily prepare and sell food, have a serving area of not less than 300 square feet, and are equipped with tables and chairs accommodating at least 30 persons at one time.Creating and following this precedent will make the commonwealth more inviting for customers and businesses, and it will address a long standing failing of our liquor and alcohol system. Soon, it will be easier than ever to stop by your local Sheetz, Wawa or Rutters and to grab your favorite brews! It’s time to free the six-pack, Pennsylvania. Share your support for freeing the six pack — click to Tweet this message: Let’s #FreeTheSixPack, Pennsylvania! http://bit.ly/1UdcXSo via @GovernorTomWolfcenter_img May 25, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


Syracuse wins first game, loses second at Patriot Classic Tournament

first_imgSyracuse (8-6) split Saturday’s games against George Mason (4-6) and Monmouth (4-2) in the Patriot Classic Tournament. It was the first day of games in the tournament after Friday’s game against Army was canceled due to weather.The day’s games started with Syracuse beating George Mason, 9-0, in six innings. SU’s scoring started at the end of the second inning when freshman Lailoni Mayfield grounded out to first base, driving junior Bryce Holmgren home.Holmgren scored again in the fifth inning, joining Alicia Hansen and Gabby Teran in the frame’s scoring. Hansen and Teran also scored the final two runs of the game when Holmgren singled in the middle of SU’s at-bats in the top of the sixth. Mayfield, Toni Martin and Sammy Fernandez were the other SU players to score against the Patriots.AnnaMarie Gatti started in the circle for the Orange. After Gatti allowed four walks and one strikeout in the first inning, sophomore Alexa Romero came in. Romero struck out 11 batters and walked three in the last five innings of the game. She let up one hit in the bottom of the fourth.The Monmouth game reached the end of seven innings tied 2-2, going into an eighth inning where Monmouth would score a run and win the game, 3-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMonmouth scored its first two runs in the top of the second inning off a single. SU’s Neli Casares-Maher tripled in the bottom of the second, sending Holmgren home. She scored off the next at-bat on a wild pitch to tie the game.No one scored again until the eighth inning when an RBI double by Monmouth scored the game-winning run.Gatti started the Monmouth game and pitched the first three innings. Miranda Hearn came in at the top of the fourth and stayed in until the fifth when Romero came in. By the top of the eighth inning, Romero reached 10 strikeouts for the second time in two games. Comments Published on March 3, 2018 at 6:49 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more