Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Christmas at Sea

first_img View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Navy Training & Education Share this article View post tag: Carl View post tag: Carrier View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Nimitz-Class View post tag: sea View post tag: celebratescenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Christmas December 28, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Christmas at Sea View post tag: Vinson Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Christmas at Sea View post tag: USS Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 celebrated the holiday at sea with a Christmas dinner Dec. 25.More than 4,000 Sailors gathered to feast on 6,000 pounds of food, ranging from roast pig and poached shrimp to mashed potatoes and stuffing.“What we do is a morale booster for the crew,” said Master Chief Culinary Specialist (SW/AW) Wilfred Cheong, Supply Department’s S-2 Division leading chief petty officer. “I hope for all who celebrate Christmas, it will bring back memories of home.”The enlisted mess decks were adorned with red and green table cloths, Christmas trees and lights. Chief petty officers donned aprons and greeted each Sailor as they helped the galley crew serve the meal.Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 Command Master Chief (CMDCM) (SW/AW) William Goforth, volunteered his time to help in the scullery, collecting and washing dishes and utensils.“I did my mess duty 29 years ago,” he said. “I remember the scullery being a hard spot to work in so I took on the challenge of helping in one of the hardest jobs in the galley for Christmas. It shows we do know how tough it is, and it’s a good way to say Happy Holidays.”As the crew satisfied their hunger with honey glazed ham and candied yams, holiday greetings from family members and friends back home played over the ship’s internal television system. For many Vinson Sailors this was their second consecutive Christmas deployed.“Despite being away from my family, this Christmas turned out really well,” said Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Clive Lindsay, assigned to Reactor Department’s Damage Control Division. “I spent time with my friends doing holiday arts and crafts, and we made a point to have Christmas dinner together.”Carl Vinson and CVW 17 are currently underway on a Western Pacific deployment.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 28, 2011; Image: navylast_img read more

Paper Mill Playhouse Honored With Regional Theatre Tony Award

first_img Paper Mill Playhouse will receive this year’s Regional Theatre Tony Award at Broadway’s biggest night on June 12! The Millburn, New Jersey venue has launched national tours and also productions that have gone on to the Great White Way, including Honeymoon in Vegas, Les Misérables, Disney’s Newsies and the upcoming The Bandstand.“Throughout its rich history, Paper Mill Playhouse has established itself as a foundational pre-Broadway venue for new productions and a welcoming home for world-class theatrical revivals. We are ecstatic to recognize their dynamic role in the tri-state area theatre community and unwavering commitment to fostering future Broadway audiences,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, in a statement.A beloved New Jersey arts institution since 1938 and a nationally renowned not-for-profit regional theater, Paper Mill has been consistently recognized for the high-quality artistry of its re-imagined classic musicals as well as its commitment to supporting the development of new works and the careers of Broadway’s best talent and emerging artists both onstage and behind the scenes. Paper Mill Playhouse boasts award-winning access services and outreach initiatives as well as performer training programs that impact more than 35,000 students each year.The Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, will be broadcast on CBS. Nominations are scheduled to be announced on May 3. Tony Award View Commentslast_img read more

Equinor, Shell, and Total get nod for offshore CO2 storage in Norway

first_imgNorway has given permission to Equinor and its partners Shell and Total to develop CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.Image source: EquinorThe government on Friday said it had granted the company an exploitation permit, with the allocated area for storage of CO₂ located near the Troll oil and gas field in the North Sea, as announced in July 2018.Equinor is currently performing front-end engineering and design (FEED)-studies on storage with project partners Shell and Total. The storage solution is part of the large-scale carbon capture and storage-project in Norway.“The government has the ambition to realize a cost-effective solution for full-scale carbon capture and storage in Norway, given that this will result in international technology development. The companies’ effort to mature a storage solution is a prerequisite for a successful project, says Kjell-Børge Freiberg, Minister of Petroleum and Energy.The allocation of an exploitation permit is necessary to continue the FEED-studies for a CO₂-storage solution. The FEED-studies will also provide more accurate cost estimates necessary for an investment decision.This is the first exploitation permit for storage of CO₂ on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The allocation is made under the CO2-storage regulations from December 2014.Equinor, together with project partners Shell and Total, will now mature the storage concept towards a Plan for Development and Operations (PDO) scheduled for delivery in 2019. An investment decision for the Norwegian full-scale carbon capture and storage project is expected in 2020/2021.The storage project is part of Norwegian authorities’ efforts to develop full-scale carbon capture and storage in Norway. It will capture CO2 from three onshore industrial facilities in Eastern Norway and transport CO2 by ship from the capture area to a receiving plant onshore located on the west-coast of Norway.At the receiving plant, CO2 will be pumped over from the ship to tanks onshore, before being sent through pipelines on the seabed to several injection wells east of the Troll field on the NCS.The first phase of this CO2 project could reach a capacity of approximately 1.5 million ton per year.The company last year, while it was still named Statoil, shared its sustainability priorities with CEO Eldar Sætre saying that to perform well in today’s global context, “sustainability is essential for business.”Statoil, now Equinor, in May last year said its next-generation portfolio of oil and gas projects has a CO2 intensity of 3 kg per barrel of oil equivalents, less than 20% of the current industry average – at an average break-even of USD 21 per barrel.The company said it was already a leading company on CO2 efficient production and on track to realize its 2030 ambition to reduce the CO2 intensity from its current portfolio to 8 kg per barrel of oil equivalents, less than half the current global industry average.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more