Ten companies selected for Equinor’s Techstars Energy Accelerator 2019

first_imgThe selected companies represent solutions within oil and gas, renewables, new business models and digitalisation Techstars Energy partners: Gunnar Deinboll (left), executive vice president in Capgemini Invent, Jens Festervoll, Equinor’s corporate liaison, Guro Knapstad, KONGSBERG’s corporate liaison, Hugh McGirr, programme manager Techstars Energy and Audun Abelsnes, managing director Techstars Energy. Photo courtesy of Ole Jørgen Bratland / Equinor ASA. Equinor announced the second class of global start-up companies selected to participate in the Techstars Energy Accelerator. Three Norwegian companies participate in the programme. The ten start-up companies have been selected from hundreds of applicants across 42 countries. Through an intensive 13-week programme they will seek to accelerate their solution by tapping into a global network of experts from Equinor and Techstars as well as the partnering companies KONGSBERG and Capgemini.“The energy industry is changing fast, and these companies are at the forefront of that change. Following the success of our first accelerator programme last year, we are excited to have a new class of innovative startups working with us for the next three months. I look forward to supporting the teams – and also learning from them,” says Al Cook, Equinor’s executive vice president for Global Strategy and Business Development.The accelerator is hosted at Equinor’s Oslo offices. The ten startup companies will arrive 9 September.“Norway has a world-class energy-technology industry and is recognized as a true global energy hub. It is the ideal place to engage with subject matter experts if you are working on disruptive solutions within energy,” says Audun Abelsnes, managing director Techstars Energy.The selected companies represent solutions within oil and gas, renewables, new business models and digitalisation. At the end of the programme in December, they will present their solutions to Equinor, the partners and other potential investors at a Demo Day.“Kongsberg Digital wants to help the world’s industries with their digitalization journey, and we believe continuous innovation, knowledge sharing, and partnerships are key components for success. We look forward to working with the top ten companies and seeing what mutual benefits we can spin out of the Techstars Energy Accelerator 2019,” says Hege Skryseth, executive vice president in KONGSBERG and president of Kongsberg Digital.“Techstars Energy represents an opportunity to explore innovative ideas that can reshape our industry. We are very excited to be working with this year’s group of startups in the accelerator programme and to learn from them,” says Gunnar Deinboll, executive vice president, Capgemini Invent.center_img Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Court Divided Over Stop Of Man In Movie Theater

first_img Court Divided Over Stop Of Man In Movie TheaterJennifer Nelson for www.theindianalawyer.comBy a 2-1 vote, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the denial of an Indianapolis man’s motion to suppress a handgun found on him after officers questioned him in a lobby of a movie theater. The majority ruled the officers had no reasonable suspicion to justify the investigatory stop.Indianapolis police officers Jason Palmer and George Stewart responded to a call from a cab driver who said a passenger dropped a handgun when exiting the cab at Studio Movie Grill. He indicated he was fearful of being robbed, but the driver left the scene before officers arrived. The driver gave a description of a black male wearing a blue jacket who was with a black female with blonde hair.The officers saw a woman matching that description walk away from Thomas Pinner, who matched the male’s description. The officers approached Pinner, who was alone on a bench in the lobby, told him there was a report of a man with a gun and asked if he had a gun on him. Pinner denied having one, but was hesitant to answer. When officers asked him to stand, Palmer saw a butt of a gun in his front pocket. Pinner was arrested when Palmer discovered he didn’t have a license to carry.The Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license charge was elevated to a Level 5 felony due to a prior commission of a felony. Pinner filed a motion to suppress, and the trial court denied it, finding the officers had reasonable suspicion to approach and question Pinner.On interlocutory appeal, the Court of Appeals reversed. The majority found it was not a consensual encounter where Pinner would feel free to get up and walk away. Two armed officers did not make small talk and stood in front of him as they asked him questions, Judge Melissa May wrote. This was an investigatory stop, which required reasonable suspicion. Mere possession of a firearm, which is legal, cannot produce a reasonable suspicion to justify a Terry stop, she wrote. The state presented no evidence as to why the police believed Pinner’s possession of the gun was illegal or that other criminal activity was afoot.Judge Elaine Brown dissented, citing a recent Mississippi case, U.S. v. Scott, 2015 WL 450864 (S.D. Miss. July 24, 2015), which was affirmed by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. In Scott, officers responded to an anonymous tip that drugs were being sold in a specific spot in a high-crime area. Officers saw Scott acting nervously and adjust his waistband. He was told he did not have to leave. When Scott lifted his arms, officers saw a gun in his waistband. The court held a seizure did not occur until the gun was discovered.But the majority pointed out that Pinner was alone in a movie theater lobby, not acting in any manner consistent with illegal activity. Also, Scott had room to walk away whereas Pinner could only exit by standing and walking between the two officers who had already asked him pointed questions.The case is Thomas Pinner v. State of Indiana, 49A02-1511-CR-2036.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ocean City Beach Replenishment Update: April 14

first_imgAn Army Corps of Engineers contractor is staging equipment on the beach at 34th Street. It will be transported down the beach to the start of the beach replenishment project area just south of 42nd Street in Ocean City NJ. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWill the beach be closed for the project?No more than 1,000 feet of beach will be closed at any one time. The closed area will shift north or south as the project proceeds. Beaches adjacent to the closed area will be open as normal. Some areas outside of the closed area may have a pipe running parallel to the ocean. Ramps will be constructed over the pipe at each street end and these beaches can be enjoyed as normal.When and where will the project begin and how will it proceed?Beachfill operations are expected to begin around April 16th and end around July 7th. The project will proceed as follows:The first pipe landing will be located between 42nd and 43rd Streets:The contractor will pump north from 42nd/43rd Streets to 36rh Street. (mid April – late April)The contractor will then pump south from 42nd/43rd Streets to 49th (Late April – early May) When will my beach be closed?At this time it is not possible to estimate exactly when any one particular beach will be closed. Once the project begins and proceeds it may be possible to estimate what beaches will be affected for a relatively short duration of time on a day-to-day basis.The Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has a $57.6 million contract to rebuild beaches and dunes in southern Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City.Why is this work being done during the summer season?The project is under the control of the Army Corps, and just one of several scheduled up and down the coast as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Ocean City has attempted to have the south end of the island included in the federal beach replenishment program since the 1980’s. It now is and will be replenished on a three year cycle moving forward. While the timing is not ideal, it will allow for the project to be completed prior to the height of the hurricane season and the winter storm season. While everyone will enjoy bigger and better beaches, the project is really about protecting billions of dollars of public and private property from future storm damage. It simply would not be responsible for Ocean City to decline this project because of its timing. The City will work very closely with the Army Corps and the contractor to minimize any inconvenience.What will Ocean City do to minimize the inconvenience for residents and guests?The City will be providing free shuttle service from the closed area to adjacent beaches that are open.  The shuttle service will tentatively begin on Memorial Day Weekend. April 14Ocean City NJ beach replenishment 2015 updates will be provided each day through the course of the project at the south end of Ocean City from 36th Street to 59th Street.Today’s update is a fact sheet provided by the City of Ocean City on the project, which is expected to start Thursday, April 16 just south of 42nd Street. FACT SHEET: OCEAN CITY BEACH REPLENISHMENT 2015 PROJECT IN SOUTH END OF OCEAN CITY, NJProject Description: Ocean City will receive approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand on approximately 2.6 miles of beach from 36th Street to 59th Street. Ancillary work includes the construction of pedestrian crossovers and the installation of new dune fence and dune grass. Our neighboring communities , Strathmere and Sea Isle, will also be receiving beach replenishment projects simultaneous with the work in Ocean City. The project is being overseen by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and is 100 percent federally funded at a total cost of $ 57 million. There is no local funding towards this project.Sections of pipeline are now stacked on the beach at 43rd Street in Ocean City, a half-block south of where the feeder pipe lands on the beach.Contractor: Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois. They are the largest dredging operator in North America and have completed large scale dredging projects around the world.The Dredge: The sand will be supplied by a hopper dredge named the “Liberty Island.” The sand will be gathered from a borrow area located approximately 2.5 miles offshore of Strathmere. The dredge will then transport the sand close to shore at one of two landing areas where it will then be pumped onto the beach. The first landing area is near 43rd Street and the second landing area is near 55th Street.Schedule: The contractor has recently begun mobilization in Ocean City. The current project schedule calls for dredging operations to begin on April 16th and be completed in early July, with equipment demobilization to follow. Dredging operations will take place on a 24 hour / 7 day per week basis. Dates may vary and are dependent on weather, equipment and other factors. (See further project details below.) The second pipe landing will be located near 55th Street:The contractor will pump north from 55th Street to 49th (early May – early JuneContractor will then pump south from 55th Street to 59th (early June – early July) Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Update Archive and LinksVisit the OCNJ Daily archive of beach replenishment updates.See regular beach replenishment project updates from the City of Ocean City.See beach replenishment 2015 schedule and updates from the Army Corps of Engineers.last_img read more

US 31 Bypass project coming Wednesday

first_img WhatsApp US 31 Bypass project coming Wednesday WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ (INDOT) Get ready for a big reconstruction project on the 31 bypass.An INDOT project will close the ramps at US 31 southbound and Cleveland-Brick Rd starting Wednesday. crews will be reconstructing the southbound lanes between the Michigan State Line and the Toll Road.It’s the same work that was done on the northbound lanes last year. When they’re ready to close the southbound lanes after an assessment, the northbound lanes will be converted to two-way traffic.The official detour for the ramp closure will be to continue south on U.S. 31, exit at U.S. 20, and then take U.S. 31 northbound back to Cleveland/Brick Rd. Pinterest By Tommie Lee – March 5, 2021 0 372 IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Pinterest Facebook Previous articleSBPD investigating armed robberyNext articleSouth Bend man arrested after K9 sniffs out 30 pounds of marijuana Tommie Lee Twitterlast_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Releases Soundboard From Their 100th Show With Their First Original Debut

first_imgSetlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 3/9/2017Set One (8:34PM – 9:41PM): BIODTL @ (SM), Bertha # (TH), Mama Tried (SM) -> Help On The Way (TH) -> Slipknot! -> Throwin’ Stones Jam $ -> New Minglewood Blues % (SM), Ramble On Rose (TH), Keeping It Simple ^ (All)Set Two (10:16PM – 11:42PM): intro/crowd, Music Never Stopped & (SM) -> Third Stone From The Sun Jam * -> Music Never Stopped Reprise + > Row Jimmy @@ (TH) -> Crazy Fingers (TH) -> Estimated Prophet (SM) -> Jack Straw (SM/TH), Morning Dew (TH)Notes: @ – 100 Beat – Beat It On Down The Line# – With a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) tease (MB)$ – First Time Played By Almost Dead% – With Throwin’ Stones Teases / Jams (Band)^ – Almost Dead Original, Music by JR & Lyrics by TH, First Time Played& – With an “Ode to Billy Joe” (Bobbie Gentry) Tease (SM)* – Jimi Hendrix original, First Time Played By Almost Dead+ – Not played by Almost Dead since Suwannee Hulaween, 10.29.15, a gap of 49 [email protected]@ – Proceeded by a significant Wharf Rat Tease / Jam – may become a separate track based on length. Also with a Throwin’ Stones Tease (SM)I feel like I heard “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) teased a bunch thru the night, maybe for sure in Morning Dew? There was also a “Fly Like An Eagle” (Steve Miller Band) somewhere in the first set… Let me know what you heard.Beat It On Down The Line, via nugs.tvKeeping It Simple, via TimeZonerTVMusic Never Stopped, via nugs.tvJack Straw, via LazyLightning55a For their thirty-seventh edition of Taper Tuesdays (technically a Wednesday edition), Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has released the full audio to their performance at the Brooklyn Bowl on March 9th of this year, as part of their six-night residency across two weekends at the New York venue. Their March 9th show marked the 100th show for the Grateful Dead tribute project consisting of Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger and the first night of their Brooklyn Bowl run (though for the second weekend, Oteil Burbridge subbed in for Dave Dreiwitz on bass, who was on tour with Ween).Oteil Burbridge Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead For Entire Show At Brooklyn Bowl [Videos]During Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance on March 9th, the group debuted their “Throwin’ Stones” jam, which fell in the first set between “Slipknot!” and “New Minglewood Blues.” The first set later ended with the debut of the group’s first original song, “Keeping It Simple,” which was written by Joe Russo with lyrics by Tom Hamilton. The second set kept this momentum going, with the group jamming through their debut cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone From The Sun” during a massive rendition of “Music Never Stopped.” You can check out the setlist from Almost Dead’s 3/9/2017 performance below, courtesy of Peter Costello, then listen to the soundboard of the show below along with some choice videos captured during the night. You can check out Live For Live Music’s full recap of the night here.[Photos by Jeremy Gordon]last_img read more

Dr. Dre To Donate $10M For High-Tech High School Arts Center In Compton

first_imgAccording to a report in the LA Times, Dr. Dre has pledged to donate $10 million to help build a performing arts center at the new Compton High School in his hometown neighborhood of Compton, Los Angeles. Compton High School students as well as members of the community will have access to the new performing arts center. It will feature state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for digital media production, as well as a 1,200-seat theater. “My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement, “The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”Those involved with the Compton school board are overjoyed with the hip hop mogul’s involvement and pledge for the new performing arts center. “The support that Dre has shown to Compton over the years is unwavering and we are so excited that we will now be home to one of the greatest performing arts centers in the country,” said Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees, to the LA Times. Micah Ali, vice chairman of the district’s board of education, said the new high school will be the most modern public school complex ever built. “We are looking forward to blending both [Dre’s] vision and that of the district to provide opportunities for individuals to both explore and apply their creativity in the arts,” says Darin Brawley, Compton Unified superintendent.The hip-hop mogul and Compton native will be directly involved in raising the remaining funds needed to complete the center, which is expected to break ground by 2020. Dre’s donation to the new Compton High School comes a few years after he promised to donate all the royalties from his last album, Compton, to fund new performing arts and entertainment facility in the city.[h/t – LA Times]last_img read more

United Arab Emirates says it will offer citizenship to some

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to grant some foreigners citizenship to this oil-rich nation home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It’s part of efforts to stimulate its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UAE previously gave citizenship to Palestinians and others who helped form the country’s government after its formation in 1971. Others have received it over time as well. Saturday’s announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, said the offer could apply to artists, authors, doctors, engineers and scientists, as well as their families.last_img

Rail executives plan for long-term decline in coal demand

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Absent orders from the president and his administration or the U.S. Congress, it is unlikely new coal-fired power plants will be built in the United States, a railroad executive said June 13.CSX Corp. is doing “everything we can” to work with coal miners and power plants, the company’s Executive Vice President and CFO Frank Lonegro said at a transportation conference in New York City, but the company still views the U.S. coal sector as being in long-term decline.“Our job is to optimize the bottom line, and that business is really good for us,” Lonegro said. “So we want to stay in that business as long as we possibly can.”The company currently holds a “stable” outlook for domestic utility coal demand. That outlook, Lonegro said, is based on no “real major plant closures in the next couple of years” affecting CSX.At the same conference, Union Pacific Corp. Executive Vice President and CFO Robert Knight said that after watching coal rapidly fall from around 50% to around 30% of the share of U.S. power generation, the railroad is expecting that share to now hover around the high 20s to 30s in the long term.“Yes, there’s probably going to be more downward pressure. There’s going to be some retirements of some utility units. How much coal that means does or does not move in our franchise remains to be seen,” Knight said. “So it feels—I’m not going to call out that it’s stable as a definitive term, but it feels more stable certainly than what we’ve experienced.”More ($): Rail exec: Coal stable, but new plants unlikely without help of Trump, Congress Rail executives plan for long-term decline in coal demandlast_img read more

July Letter from the Editor: The Big Five Things That Will Save the Planet

first_imgThere are a lot of eco-friendly lists out there, especially fluffy, feel-good suggestions for greening your life by changing light bulbs. In this issue, we provide 10 ways you can really, actually, truly make a difference. None of them are easy, but all of them have an added bonus: they’re good for you. Healthier personal choices lead to a healthier planet. If you want to step up your green game, here’s how you can help save the planet:Support renewable energy. Even with the recent boom in natural gas, fossil fuels won’t last much longer, and they’re doing irreparable damage to the planet’s health and our own. Without renewables, our species doesn’t stand a chance. Vote with your dollars, too. Switch to socially and environmentally responsible mutual funds and investments, especially ones that support solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal energy. Demand that your schools and employers—and your government—do the same. Divestment campaigns are taking place at university campuses across the country, and representatives on both sides of the aisle support ending fossil fuel subsidies.Buy less stuff. Spend your money on what matters most: nutritious food, clean water, and a healthy lifestyle enjoyed with family and community. What else do you really need?Protect public lands. Wild places aren’t just for the animals, nor are they simply playgrounds for wealthy recreationists. They are essential to all of our health. Public lands protect drinking water for most of the Eastern U.S., and they are essential to sustaining healthy soil, air, and food for everyone.Eliminate plastics. It’s not just BPA to worry about. The replacements for BPA are just as toxic. Virtually all plastics are potentially poisonous. Plastics are made from petrochemicals—your plastic spoon and water bottle are basically congealed oil. Most of the synthetics used in plastics production have never been tested for human safety, and the few that have are endocrine-disrupting, estrogenic, and potentially carcinogenic.Eat a local, organically grown, mostly plant-based diet. Sound too radical? It’s what human beings have been eating for at least two million years. Our caveman ancestors mostly gathered fresh fruits, vegetables, roots, and nuts for their calories; meat provided less than 15% of most Paleolithic diets. And our agrarian ancestors were all organic farmers who ate what was in season. Only in the past 50 years have we shifted to an industrial diet of processed foods and factory-farmed meats, and as a result, one-third of the world is obese and even more are suffering from dietary diseases.It comes down to this: prioritize health over cheap crap (whether plastics or fast food or fossil fuels), and you’ll save the planet, money, and lives—including your own.last_img read more

People are more likely to contract COVID-19 at home, study finds

first_imgTopics : By age group, the infection rate within the household was higher when the first confirmed cases were teenagers or people in their 60s and 70s.”This is probably because these age groups are more likely to be in close contact with family members as the group is in more need of protection or support,” Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and one of the authors of the study, told a briefing.Children aged nine and under were least likely to be the index patient, said Dr. Choe Young-june, a Hallym University College of Medicine assistant professor who co-led the work, although he noted that the sample size of 29 was small compared to the 1,695 20-to-29-year-olds studied.Children with COVID-19 were also more likely to be asymptomatic than adults, which made it harder to identify index cases within that group. “The difference in age group has no huge significance when it comes to contracting COVID-19. Children could be less likely to transmit the virus, but our data is not enough to confirm this hypothesis,” said Choe.Data for the study was collected between Jan. 20 and March 27, when the new coronavirus was spreading exponentially and as daily infections in South Korea reached their peak.KCDC has reported 45 new infections as of Monday, bringing the country’s total cases to 13,816 with 296 deaths.center_img South Korean epidemiologists have found that people were more likely to contract the new coronavirus from members of their own households than from contacts outside the home.A study published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 16 looked in detail at 5,706 “index patients” who had tested positive for the coronavirus and more than 59,000 people who came into contact with them.The findings showed that less than 2% of patients’ non-household contacts had caught the virus, while nearly 12% of patients’ household contacts had contracted the disease.last_img read more