Canada Energy Regulator recommends Cabinet approve TQM application to operate pipeline. (Credit: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay) The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (Commission, CER) has conditionally approved an application from Trans-Québec & Maritimes Pipeline (TQM) to purchase 64 kilometres of pipeline and related components in southern Québec. The Commission is recommending that federal Cabinet direct the CER to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to TQM, allowing it to continue operating the pipeline. If the certificate is issued, TQM would also construct a new compressor station and a 20-metre long pipeline to connect the 572-kilometre long TQM system to a planned Énergir delivery station at Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Quebec.The Commission attached 20 project conditions to its recommended approval of the project. This includes a requirement for a multi-jurisdictional emergency response table top exercise, within 18 months of the project being approved by federal Cabinet.In its report, the Commission said that it found the project to be in the Canadian public interest and that the facilities would be required for the present and future convenience and necessity.The Commission evaluated this application through a written hearing process that included evidence from TQM, along with letters of support from Énergir and TQM’s parent company TransCanada.Quick FactsThis is one of the last applications for an energy facility to be filed under the National Energy Board Act. TQM filed its application on August 23, 2019 and the National Energy Board became the Canada Energy Regulator on August 28, 2019.While TQM filed this application under the National Energy Board Act, if it is approved by federal Cabinet, it will be regulated under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act and associated regulations.TQM estimates that the project will cost $119 million.Associated Links Source: Company Press Release The Commission attached 20 project conditions to its recommended approval of the project
The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Harvard President Larry Bacow announced Friday that the University’s 369th Commencement ceremony will be postponed indefinitely. The move is part of Harvard’s ongoing effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic .With health officials anticipating large portions of the nation’s population becoming infected in the coming months, Bacow said the decision to postpone was the only way to help ensure the safety of the thousands of members of the Harvard community who gather on campus for Commencement Exercises each May.“Given the advice we are receiving from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other public health officials, and our own faculty, who are among the world’s leaders in infectious disease, epidemiology, and virology, it is difficult to imagine how we could safely hold such a large gathering this spring,” wrote Bacow in an email to the Harvard community. “We recognize that people need to start making plans soon, so we thought it best to provide guidance now.”To guarantee students graduate on time, the usual gathering will be replaced with an online degree ceremony on May 28. Individual Schools will hold their own virtual Commencement ceremonies, Bacow wrote, and graduates will receive their diplomas in the mail. Other higher education institutions around the country have begun opting for virtual ceremonies to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.Bacow said University officials are working to organize a personal ceremony on a future date.“We plan to host an in-person celebration sometime later, once we know it is safe to bring people together again. By then, we will be eager not just to celebrate our graduating students, but also to recognize and acknowledge the sacrifices that so many have made to ensure the well-being of our community. We intend for this ceremony to have all of the pomp, circumstance, and tradition that is typical of a Harvard Commencement — with as many of the traditional campus festivities that typically precede Commencement as possible.”The day featuring services for graduating students and a Commencement address before alumni is the highlight of the academic year, and is also the University’s largest annual gathering, bringing thousands into close proximity with one another. The ceremony, generally held outdoors, begins in the Old Yard as students, faculty, staff, honorees, and dignitaries gather to process into Tercentenary Theatre, where the steps of Harvard’s Memorial Church facing Widener Library are transformed into a stage for both morning and afternoon events and addresses. Each spring, about 32,000 people attend Harvard’s morning exercises.Bacow’s announcement follows many rolling changes across campus as University officials work to help contain the spread of the virus, keep members of the Harvard community safe and informed, and help students, staff, and faculty manage their stress during the pandemic. Following spring break on Monday, Harvard will shift to online learning.In other developmentsTips for working effectively from homeOn Friday, Harvard’s Executive Vice President sent a message to central administration staff containing information about how to work effectively off site. “We continue to add new resources to the ‘work remotely’ section of the University coronavirus website to support you as best we can, including links to articles, remote gatherings, and knowledge series to help you stay connected and motivated; and HUIT guidance on accessing and optimizing the internet remotely and basic guidelines for using Zoom that will help ensure adequate bandwidth for academic use,” the message said.She also thanked employees for their transition to remote work and encouraged them to practice self-care by taking regular breaks, going on walks, stopping for lunch, drinking water, getting plenty of sleep, and remembering to be “as compassionate with yourself as you are with others while we acclimate to these circumstances.”Commuter passes on hold; free campus parking Harvard commuters who receive a subsidized transit pass from the University and who do not use their pass during April will receive full credit toward a future benefit month, noted an email from Harvard’s CommuterChoice program on Friday. More information and details are available here.In addition, employees are now eligible for no-charge daily parking at select Harvard facilities on the Cambridge and Allston campus. All Harvard ID holders will have access to the 52 Oxford St. Garage, the Broadway Garage, the Soldiers Field Park Garage, and the Webster Lot in the athletics area.
Pattaya United’s new Brazilian striker Lukian (right) takes on the Chainat defence during the Thai League 1 fixture at the Dolphins Stadium in Nongprue, Pattaya on Saturday, Feb. 17. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC)Pattaya United FC swept aside the disappointment of a season opening day loss to Port FC with a resounding victory over Chainat Hornbills at the Dolphins Stadium in Pattaya last Saturday.United were clearly still suffering a hangover from the Port FC defeat as they allowed Chainat to gain the early initiative in the match and the visitors took the lead after only 4 minutes when Ivory Coast striker Bernard Doumbia pounced on a mistake in the United defence to put the visitors ahead.Shrugging aside this setback however, the home team bounced straight back and drew level just 2 minutes later as new Brazilian forward Lukian endeared himself to his new fan-base as he controlled a throw-in, turned his marker in the box and fired in a fierce shot that took a slight deflection as it flew over Chainat goalkeeper Nakchamnarn and into the net.Things could have got worse for the visitors soon after as Pattaya’s Thongkhruea headed against the woodwork from close range as the home team piled on the pressure. United would take the lead just after the half hour mark in comical fashion. Nakchamnarn attempted to dribble the ball out of his own area and was disposessed by the alert Lukian who was then left with the simple task of tapping the ball into an empty net to double his tally.The Brazilian then made it a home debut to remember in the 60th minute as he ran onto a long through-ball, shrugged off the nearest Chainat defender and calmly chipped the ball over Nakchamnarn to secure his first hat-trick for the Dolphins in only his second league appearance.The icing on the cake for Pattaya came five minutes from full time when Peeradon Chamratsamee danced through the leaky visitors’ defence to slot the ball home from close range and seal a fine win for United.Pattaya United are next in league action on Saturday, Feb. 24 when they travel to Prachuap FC. Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm.Pattaya United striker Lukian celebrates his opening goal against Chainat FC at the Dolphins Stadium in Nongprue, Pattaya on Saturday, Feb. 17. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC)
Participants can now register for the 2017 Pattaya Marathon which will take place on Sunday, September 3.Registration is now open for the 26th Pattaya Marathon.City hall and Chonburi Province opened the registration center on Pattaya Beach at Central Road on Aug. 7. Registrations also are being taken online at PattayaMarathon.go.th or Pattaya. go.th. For more information, call 038-253-127 or the Pattaya Contact Center at 1337.As usual, registration for the race is dual-priced for Thais and foreigners. Thai nationals will pay 800 baht for the full 42.2-kilometer marathon, 600 baht for the half-marathon and 400 baht for a 10.6-kilometer mini-marathon.Foreign registration is priced in U.S. dollars, at $60 (about 2,100 baht) for the full marathon, $50 (1,700 baht) for the half-marathon and $30 (1,020 baht) for the mini-marathon. There also will be a free 3.7-kilometer “fun run” and wheelchair race. Wheelchair racers must register with the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities at 038-716-627 ext 6314.The marathon will run from 3:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on September 3 with the starting line on Beach Road at Central Road and the finish line on Beach Road at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.