Article From Houston Chronicle: City cancels state GOP convention as party vows legal fight

July 8, 2020 - Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Wednesday that the city has canceled the Texas Republican Party’s in-person state convention in downtown Houston next week. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, shown here June 1, said he has ordered a review of the Texas Republican Party’s convention contract with the city. Houston First, the public…

Press Release From Offshore Engineer Magazine: Lloyd’s Register Says Up to 40% of FPSO Maintenance Work ‘Unnecessary’

July 8, 2020 - As much as 40% of maintenance work carried out by FPSO vessel operators is unnecessary, the energy industry consultancy Lloyd’s Register (LR) has found. Lloyd’s Register (LR), found that by reducing these unwarranted manhours, operators could save on average almost £600,000 per asset each year, which is equivalent to £15m over…

Article From National Public Radio: Foreign Students Must Leave The U.S. If Their Colleges Go Online-Only This Fall

July 6, 2020 - Foreign students attending U.S. colleges that will operate entirely online this fall semester cannot remain in the country to do so, according to new regulations released Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As college students across the United States and around the world contemplate what their upcoming semester might look…

Executive Pay At Chevron

Compensation for the current top 5 executives at Chevron is $44.8 million.  The company made a profit of $2924 million.  I do not see anything out of place.  The execs make a lot of money, but they bring in a lot too. Total Executive Compensation Top 5 Execs:  $44.8 million Compensation relative to Revenue:  0.031%…

Press Release From Dominion Energy: Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. and CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) and Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline ("ACP") due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project. Despite last month's overwhelming 7-2 victory at the United States…

ABB teams up with Yinson on offshore oil and gas project in Brazil

SINGAPORE, JULY 6, 2020 - ABB to deliver complete electrical, control and telecommunication solutions including electrical house to drive efficiency and productivity for a new Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Marlim 2 oil field. ABB has signed an agreement with energy solutions provider Yinson for electrical, control and telecommunication equipment and…

Commentary: Washington Redskins

This is a subject that I have always pushed to the back of my mind.  These recent days have now pushed it to the forefront and I am forced to think about it since there is talk about changing the name of the Washington Redskins.  By the way, I am a long time football fan. …