But none of the dozen or so lawsuits they had brought in battleground states appeared to be gaining any traction in the courts. And none seemed likely to give Mr. Trump the edge he would need in vote counts in the states that will determine the outcome.In seeking to foment widespread doubt about the legitimacy of the election, Mr. Trump and his surrogates seemed less focused on substantive legal arguments that could hold up in court, and more on bolstering the president’s political narrative, unsupported by the facts, that he was somehow being robbed of a second term. President Trump’s bellicose pledge to fight the outcome of the election in the courts crashed on Friday into skeptical judges, daunting Electoral College math and a lack of evidence for his claims of fraud.On a day that began with vote tallies in Georgia and Pennsylvania tipping in favor of Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Trump campaign declared, “This election is not over,” as the Republican National Committee announced it had activated “legal challenge teams” in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The Trump forces also named a new general to lead the effort, the hardened conservative political combatant David Bossie.- Advertisement – The most high-profile step of the day came when Pennsylvania Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and require election officials in the state to segregate ballots that arrived after Election Day and not to include them for now in the vote totals in the largest and most critical of the swing states.- Advertisement – On Friday evening, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. agreed to the request.But the move was almost entirely for show: Pennsylvania is already segregating those ballots, counting them separately and not including them in the announced vote totals. The secretary of state, over the objections of Republicans and Mr. Trump, has said they can be counted if they arrived by 5 p.m. on Friday, in line with a state court ruling that the Supreme Court has left open the possibility of reviewing again. – Advertisement –
LNG World News Staff Norwegian based LNG transportation provider Awilco confirmed it has entered talks with other shipowners to establish a joint liquefied natural gas shipping venture. Following media reports that a trio consisting Awilco LNG, Golar LNG and TMS Cardiff Gas, is about to launch a joint venture named the Cool Company consisting of 16 vessels, in order to benefit from a strong LNG shipping market, Awilco said no agreement has yet been reached.Golar LNG, in its quarterly report issued in November, noted that activity in the LNG shipping market gained positive momentum in September as strong end-user demand and rising oil prices fed through to increasing LNG prices, vessel fixtures, and spot rates approaching $100,000 per day.The company also said it is working with other ship owners to establish a consolidated structure that will allow LNG shipping investors more direct exposure to the LNG shipping market, adding that progress has been made during the previous quarter.However, responding to the latest media reports, Awilco LNG said that no agreement has yet been reached and it is not possible to say whether the parties will reach one.Golar LNG fleet comprises 26 vessels, 16 of which are LNG carriers, Awilco LNG has two vessels while the Greek shipowner TMS Cardiff Gas has five vessels in operation and further eight vessels on order.
Balltec has completed the installation of four subsea adjustable mooring connectors and H Links for FloatMast Blue project on behalf of Streamlined Naval Architects in Greece. Streamlined’s FloatMast Blue Floating Met Mast Tension Leg Platform is installed off the Greek island of Makronisos as a demonstration project which will provide meteorological data for a period of 12 months.Balltec provided an offshore technician to oversee the installation of the connectors which were originally supplied in 2018. The connectors, which are rated to an MBL of 450 mT, were adjusted to the required tension via a hydraulic tensioner installed on to each connector with their operation controlled from the surface.Theodore Papatheodorou of Streamlined said: “We would like to thank all the Balltec team for their valuable support on this innovative project and we shall keep you updated for the progress of FloatMast Blue and hopefully for any future project.”
Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 8, 2016â€¢12:22 a.m. Joseph L. Elliott, 32,Wellington was arrested, confined and bonded for an assault charge.â€¢6:01 a.m.Â Officers investigated a theft in the 100 block of W. Hillside.â€¢10:23 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of an adult tricycle in the 900 block of N. Woodlawn.â€¢10:35 a.m. Leta N Logan, 56,Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 35 mph in a 20 mph zone.â€¢1:55 p.m. Joseph A. Newman, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective brake/tail lights.â€¢2:45 p.m. Tami L. Dillon, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration for expired tag.â€¢3:20 p.m.Â Dustin C. Dockery, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 48 mph in a 20 mph zone.â€¢4:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1500 block of N. C.â€¢5:55 p.m. Juvenile, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign.â€¢10:41 p.m.Â Officers investigated a runaway child in need of care in the 200 block of N. Keys. The child was eventually located.