How Keystone Set a Template for Pipeline Opposition Nationally

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Melissa Cronin for Grist:“Another Pipeline Rejected” is now the go-to headline for updates on new fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States. Does the growing file of scrapped pipeline plans forecast the “Keystone-ization” of our energy future? Yes — proposals for pipelines to transport oil and natural gas are being brought down by public protest so frequently, we now have a term for it.A quick review: On Friday, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced that it would not grant a necessary permit for the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline proposed to run through the northeastern United States. The Earth Day announcement came after backlash regarding potential safety issues from residents, as well as from Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who said that the plan would be “catastrophic to our air and our climate.” The DEC ultimately refused to grant the permit after concluding that the pipeline would interfere with water resources in its path.This latest decision follows the rejection, just days prior, of a $3.1 billion natural gas plan proposed by Kinder Morgan. Before that, the 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would have run through Virginia and West Virginia, was delayed earlier this year. Georgia’s 360-mile Palmetto Pipeline and Oregon’s 232-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline were both thwarted in March. All that went down in 2016 alone.The mother of all these killed projects is, of course, the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion undertaking that would have ferried 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Canada to the Gulf Coast — had President Barack Obama not vetoed it last November. Since that decision, the phrase “Keystone-ization” has come to connote the death of a proposed oil and gas pipeline — often due to public backlash.“Fifty years ago, people in the U.S. were much more accepting of new pipelines and new infrastructure,” Rob Jackson, a professor at the Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment who studies energy use and climate change, told Grist. “Today, people don’t want new pipelines and nuclear power plants near their homes and schools. The failure of Keystone emboldened people to fight the next project.”“Keystone-ization” is the fossil fuel industry’s new nightmare How Keystone Set a Template for Pipeline Opposition Nationallylast_img read more


Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to leave Shkodran Mustafi in Dubai after his error against Al Nasr

first_img Read More Comment Mustafi has no shame how’s he getting sat down by Saudi league players 😂— francis (@Coquelin3417) March 26, 2019 PLAY Mustafi was flat on his back as Ronnie Fernandez’s goal crossed the line (Arsenal)Fortunately for Arsenal, Carl Jenkinson equalised in the 42nd minute to pull the Gunners level by half time.But once again, another Mustafi mistake was the key highlight for Arsenal’s supporters, who clearly do not see a future for the German at the club. Top articles Read More Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to leave Shkodran Mustafi in Dubai after his error against Al Nasr Coming Next Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Mar 2019 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link45Shares Read More Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Mustafi completely out of his depth against this Dubai team 😂 #Arsenal— Talk To Me Nice 🤫 (@SimonHep89) March 26, 2019 Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Even in a no pressure friendly Mustafi is useless.— Hoboken Gunners (@HobokenGunners) March 26, 2019 by Metro 1 min. story Read More / With Mustafi on his back and unable to make a worthwhile defensive contribution, Fernandez then struck a brilliant effort off the post to beat Bernd Leno. Read More Mustafi on his arse again as that ball went in 😂😂😂— Gareth (@gtrebble17) March 26, 2019 😂😂😂 even against some team from Dubai Mustafi is out of his depth— Naitland-Miles (@Naitland_Miles) March 26, 2019 Love how Mustafi fucks up in friendlies as well 😂 #afc— Louis King (@Louisking1) March 26, 2019More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Shkodran Mustafi did not cover himself in glory for Al Nasr’s opening goal (Arsenal)Shkodran Mustafi hit a new low after his woeful defensive error in Arsenal’s friendly against Al Nasr on Tuesday.Unai Emery’s side have been on a warm-weather break in Dubai during the international break and finished their camp with a match against the UAE Arabian Gulf League club.But the Gunners made a poor start to the game and found themselves a goal down after just 14 minutes.A cross from the right flank reached Ronnie Fernandez on the edge of the area, and Mustafi ended up on the floor after being sold a simple dummy by the Chilean forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT How tf is Mustafi struggling in a friendly against Al-Nasr SC. Emery needs a knighthood if he gets top 4 with that clown in his defence #ArsenalInDubai— Mo Almeshhedani (@mo_alm95) March 26, 2019 1/1 Sell Mustafi ffs— Will (@Will99__) March 26, 2019 Full Screen Advertisementlast_img read more


SU’s defense during penalty corners adds to early-season success

first_img Published on August 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] When the clock hit zero at the end of Sunday’s game, Syracuse led 1-0. But the game wasn’t over. Albany was awarded four penalty corners, which meant four chances to tie. SU committed an infraction which awarded the first corner. Again and again and again the Orange failed to clear the ball out of the circle, committing an infraction each time and extending the game one more shot.But the defense finally prevailed, as it always has this season.Syracuse (2-0) has not allowed a team to score off a penalty corner yet, despite already facing 18 across two games. And so far, infractions still have been the only thing that can hurt the Orange. SU’s only allowed goal this season came as a result of a penalty shot, which is awarded as a result of a more serious infraction.“The set pieces are becoming an even bigger part of our game now,” junior defender Claire Webb said. “The corners, both attack penalty corners and defensive penalty corners are both really big parts of our game because the attack can capitalize on that. If it’s a one goal game, it’s even more important, so it’s definitely a big part of our game.”Penalty corners are awarded when a member of the defense commits an infraction: committing an intentional defense in the circle against a player without possession, a defender sending the ball over the backline intentionally or when a defender gets a ball lodged in their uniform or equipment, among other things.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWebb is one of the five players that finds herself in the cage during the penalty corners. She is joined by senior defender Roos Weers and sophomore goalie Borg van der Velde, along with two other Syracuse defenders. All the players in the cage don facemasks for protection — Weers has the tendency to rip hers off following the initial deflection before going to fight for the ball and clear it out of the circle.In the season opener against Vermont, SU only committed five infractions that awarded penalty corners, as well as a more severe infraction that caused the penalty shot that gave Vermont its lone goal. But against Albany, SU allowed the Great Danes to run 13 plays from the corner.“It was us not moving and sloppiness,” head coach Ange Bradley said after the Albany game. “Once we figured some things out in the second half, we were able to open them up.”Despite allowing so many corners, SU’s defense has held firm. Many players say that they practice both the offensive and defensive sides of the penalty corners often, which has provided the success, including van der Velde who said: “It’s just practice.”“We kind of get together and just instill that belief,” Webb said. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more


Georgia’s RB legacy still running strong with Todd Gurley, Sony Michel at Super Bowl 53

first_imgSuper Bowl 53 will be a showcase for former Georgia running backs Todd Gurley and Sony Michel, and it’s fitting their teams will meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.Gurley finished with 1,831 total yards and 21 touchdowns in 2018 as part of the Rams’ high-flying offense. Michel leads the postseason with 242 rushing yards and five touchdowns for the Patriots. They give validation to Georgia as “Running Back U.” In that sense, the Super Bowl will link the past, present and future of Georgia’s running back pipeline to the NFL. It also presents an opportunity for those two to join another Bulldogs running back in Super Bowl lore.MORE: Georgia among biggest winners in early signing periodTerrell Davis is the Super Bowl standard for all Georgia running backs to follow. The Denver Broncos’ 1995 sixth-round pick became the second Georgia player ever to earn Super Bowl MVP, thanks to his 157-yard, three-touchdown performance against Green Bay in Super Bowl 32. He is the last running back to earn that honor in 21 seasons.Of course, Georgia’s history is littered with star running backs who went on to NFL success. Herschel Walker, the Heisman Trophy winner who led Georgia to its last title in 1980, never played in a Super Bowl. But it’s important to note he rushed for 5,562 yards in the USFL from 1983-85, becoming the now-defunct league’s most-recognizable player.Walker and Davis bookended periodic waves that produced first-round picks Rodney Hampton (1990) and Garrison Hearst (1993). They had modest success in the NFL playoffs (453 combined yards and three touchdowns in 10 games), but never made the Big Game. Fullback Patrick Pass won three Super Bowls as a role player for the Patriots, and Verron Haynes had one carry for two yards for the Steelers in Super Bowl 40. Knowshon Moreno was a 1,000-yard rusher who had five carries for 17 yards in the Broncos’ Super Bowl 48 loss.Gurley and Michel, however, are part of an even stronger wave Georgia fans have experienced since the 2014 season. Those two were part of a three-headed monster along with Nick Chubb, now with the Cleveland Browns.Those three running backs combined for 301 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the season-opening, 45-21 win against Clemson that year. They combined for 2,868 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns in the only season they all played together. Those three finally reunited on the NFL stage in 2018: Gurley ranked third in the NFL with 1,251 rushing yards and produced a league-best 17 rushing touchdowns, Michel energized the Pats’ running game with 931 yards and six touchdowns and Chubb put up 996 rushing yards and eight scores as part of a rebuild with the Browns.That’s 3,178 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns; part of the reason Gurley, Michel and Chubb stand to be part of the playoff picture for the next several seasons. And with the powerhouse Smart is building at Georgia, there’s reason to believe there will be more where that came from.”I think (Kirby Smart’s) program is an excellent program to prepare players for the NFL,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Monday (via Fox Sports). “The way they practice, the way they prepare and hold each other accountable and so forth is similar with what we try to do.”MORE: Smart’s lesson from Nick Saban: Don’t be Alabama, be betterElijah Holyfield (1,018 yards, seven touchdowns) will be the next UGA back in the NFL after declaring for the 2019 draft. D’Andre Swift (1,049, 10 touchdowns) averaged 6.8 yards per carry last season and will be among the Heisman Trophy favorites in 2019. Brian Herrien, James Cook and Zamir White are on the roster as well, and four-star running back Kenny McIntosh is committed to the 2019 class. Georgia is loaded at running back for the foreseeable future, and perhaps some of those players will someday share the same stage as Gurley and Michel — something Gurley was asked about this week ahead of the Super Bowl.me: “what makes #UGA running backs different?”todd gurley: “we’re playing in the #SuperBowl” pic.twitter.com/dwcj9dfPHF— Alex Glaze (@Alex_Glaze) January 29, 2019A simple answer, but more than fair considering Georgia running backs’ NFL success this season.Just don’t be surprised if you keep hearing that answer in the coming years.last_img read more


Lakers’ Magic Johnson unapologetic about public trade negotiations with New Orleans Pelicans

first_imgThe hard-edged message seemed to be received in the locker room. Particularly Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram, who were openly floated as key pieces in a potential trade for Davis, said they appreciated Johnson’s presence in Philadelphia after a sometimes tumultuous stretch.While the message wasn’t particularly novel, it reinforced some lessons learned in the last few weeks.“People get traded, people get put on the block, people are always in trade rumors and that’s just how it is,” Kuzma said. “That was our first time around, and a lot of us kind of let it get to us, but as professionals, we can’t.”Johnson might have also opened himself to a potential fine, after answering a media question about the Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons. He told reporters that he admired Simmons’ game, and that he would potentially meet with the guard over the summer to discuss ways he might improve if the 76ers, Lakers and NBA were to “sign off” on such a meeting.The Hall-of Famer has been fined before for a similar instance, when the league slapped him with a $50,000 penalty for talking about Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Johnson said he thought the Bucks forward would someday lead the franchise to a championship.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Johnson also came to Sunday’s game to greet the team’s new acquisitions: Mike Muscala and Reggie Bullock. The Lakers, Johnson said, had coveted Bullock for some time and were finally able to make a deal in the week leading up to the deadline. Muscala was more of a late-arriving opportunity when the Lakers saw he had been traded to the Clippers and thought they might want a stretch big man.Johnson also marveled at the moves made in the East, including Philadelphia’s trade to bring in former Clipper Tobias Harris as a starting forward. He emphasized that he expects to see the Lakers on track to the postseason as well, given the moves the team has made.“I’m so excited – and we want to be a part of it,” he said. “That’s what I want everybody focused on. I don’t want them focused on this other stuff. What happened, whose name was mentioned, all that. That’s over with.”If it seemed to be a brisk transition, it’s because the Lakers can’t afford to lose focus. Their loss on Sunday night dropped them back to .500, and didn’t bring them any closer to escaping 10th place in the West.Johnson’s visit seemed to mark the closing of a door: This is who the Lakers are for the rest of the year. Neither Johnson nor the players seemed much interested in rehashing the last two weeks.“Everybody always preaches professionalism and buying into the team, and we’re past the trade deadline,”Kuzma said. “We honestly should stop talking about it because it really doesn’t matter right now. The only thing that matters is trying to get into the playoffs.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe admission came after an often chaotic week for the Lakers: a locker room argument last weekend in Golden State; a lopsided loss in Indiana on Tuesday; a game-winner in Boston on Thursday; three players traded away in return for two newcomers.Hanging over it all was the question if the Lakers could pull off a deal for Davis, a 6-foot-10 big man widely considered one of the best two-way players in the NBA. Details of negotiations leaked to the press, including various trade packages the Lakers offered with combinations of their current players. That led to some unrest in the locker room, as players admitted that they had been inundated by speculation over their careers.But on this subject, Johnson was unapologetic. He said the Lakers didn’t make the negotiations public, but also said that’s how many deals are made: “We didn’t make it in public, but that’s part of it. That’s what happens, man.”While he flew to Philadelphia in part to confer with players and talk to them both as a group and in more informal small groups, he also felt that the Lakers should have tough skin when it comes to being in trade rumors. He accused reporters of treating players “like babies” and insisted that they would be able to persevere.“I’m not the guy, ‘Oh, I’m going to go up and hug guys,’ – I’m not that dude,” he said. “And they’re ready to go. So, let’s not belabor that point, like all of the sudden everyone is upset over maybe being traded, maybe not.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions PHILADELPHIA – After the Lakers spent the last two weeks chasing New Orleans’ Anthony Davis in trade talks, team president Magic Johnson seemed to acknowledge the deal was never going to happen before the Feb. 7 trade deadline.Just three days since the deadline passed with the six-time All-Star remaining on the Pelicans roster, Johnson was asked if he thought the negotiations the Lakers had before the deadline were in good faith.He said no.“We knew that basically at the end of the day what happened, happened, and we knew that when we first started in terms of what happened,” he said. “But hey, it is what it is.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more