We already know that Canaan Valley boasts some of the best skiing in the Mid-Atlantic, but it’s also home to a treasure trove of natural history and beauty. Learn from the best this Sunday, February 16, at White Grass Touring Center in Canaan Valley with WG operator and celebrated outdoorsman Chip Chase. Chip Chase opened the White Grass Ski touring Center in 1981, which since then has thrived as an ideal cross-country and telemark skiing destination. Chase, an avid skier himself, has become an expert on the area over the years, and has plenty of interesting information to share about the unique history of the valley. On this tour, you’ll strap on a pair of snowshoes (provided for free) to take a trip through White Grass while you soak up some skills, knowledge, and beautiful sights.Participants will also get to spend time in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge property, which provides safe habitats for local animals, including endangered species, and helps to promote conservation work in the valley. Together with the Fish and Wildlife Service, Chip and his partners have made White Grass a special place for both animals and people alike.The tour will begin at 10 AM on Sunday morning, and will lead you along White Grass cross-country trails, and through the Refuge area. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to dive into Chip’s vat of knowledge – you won’t find a better guide to Canaan!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 33-year-old Freeport man was killed Saturday morning when his motorcycle crashed into a double parked tow truck in his hometown, Nassau County police said. Edgar Menendez was operating a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on North Main Street at 10:20 a.m. when he attempted to change lanes and struck the rear corner of a double parked tow truck, police said. Witnesses at the scene told police that the motorcycle was traveling at “a high rate of speed,” police said in a news release. Menendez suffered multiple chest injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The motorcycle was impounded for a brake and safety check, police said. The tow truck driver was issued a traffic ticket for being double parked, police said.
Classification society ABS has launched the industry’s first LNG Cargo Ready notation for ethane carriers in an effort to increase the flexibility of the next-generation of this vessel type. The development was announced at a joint event with Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) during Gastech 2019 in Houston, highlighting progress towards delivering “LNG Cargo Ready” ethane carriers.As explained, the notation confirms that an ethane carrier is capable of future modification to trade LNG cargoes. It identifies potential barriers and assesses LNG capability of equipment and systems installed on the very large ethane carriers (VLECs).“Our work to make the next generation of ethane carriers more flexible and better able to adapt to developments in the international markets, underscores our focus on developing solutions that respond to the challenges faced by owners, charterers and operators while ushering in new concepts and fostering the latest technologies,” Patrick Janssens, ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions, commented.“We are continuously developing solutions for the industry in order to provide more flexibility to ship-owners and charterers… We are glad to take this initiative with ABS by offering LNG cargo as an option for ethane shippers and notably for one of our clients that recently ordered six second generation VLECs,” Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said.“With the expected flurry of new orders for VLECs, the industry is looking for ways to de-risk project investments. One of the most viable options is to ensure newer VLECs can be used for transportation of LNG in the future,” Aditya Aggarwal, ABS Director, Global Gas Development, noted.“The ship owners and investors require the necessary information in evaluating the capital risk to assess the need for additional future investments needed to “upgrade” the asset to carry LNG instead of ethane,” he added.“The LNG readiness for VLEC is a promising way to overcome financial hurdles that stakeholders are facing on the nascent ethane shipping, and it is achievable at marginal cost,” Adnan Ezzarhouni, General Manager of GTT China, concluded.
UPDATE: The RCMP is pleased to confirm that the Nichole Simituk reported missing, has been located, and she is safe and sound.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Fort St. John resident.Nichole Simituk was last seen March 29, 2016.Nichole is described as:• Caucasian female- Advertisement -• 27 years old• 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)• 130 lbs (59 kg)Advertisement • blonde hair• blue eyesAnyone with information of her whereabouts is urged to contact their local police, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).