first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Sarah Kent and Robb M. Stewart for the Wall Street Journal:The world’s largest energy companies are sidelining big ideas that they touted just a couple of years ago as the future of the industry, Sarah Kent and Robb M. Stewart report. The oil industry has deferred or canceled $270 billion in projects as of March since crude prices began crashing nearly two years ago.The casualties include ultra-deep-water drilling projects, huge boats that serve as floating liquefied natural gas factories and technology that could cut emissions from burning fossil fuels. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Chevron Corp. and Woodside Petroleum Ltd. are among the big companies to pull back or delay ambitious projects.“To be brutally honest, any large new greenfield investment, whether floating LNG, deep-water or elsewhere, is under very strict critical review for cost levels and return, simply because of where the industry is,” Shell Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry said.Full article ($): Complex and expensive ideas once held out as industry’s future fall to cost-cutting pressures WSJ: Energy Companies Scale Back ‘Big Ideas’last_img

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A.R. RahmanA.R. Rahman is the total package. The hugely popular Indian film composer, record producer, singer and musician may not be a household name in the United States, but he’s internationally renowned for his impeccable skills and masterful compositions. Rahman is credited with composing dozens of films, including critically-acclaimed films Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and 127 Hours (2011). His work on Slumdog Millionaire earned Rahman two Oscar wins and he’s garnered countless other nominations in various film competitions. This man is a living legend, just ask Tirana. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $75-$175. 8 p.m. May 21.The musician, singer, and composer will be playing at The Paramount in Huntington. (Photo credit: A.R. Rahman/Facebook)Sonic BlissThe Long Island-based rock quintet is known for unleashing ferocious, pulsating sounds with an unmatched intensity that defies expectations. These guys are adept at meshing powerful, head-spinning melodies with fluid ballads as they send audiences into a metal-infused daze. Come ready to rock. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Free.  8 p.m. May 21.Brookhaven FairThis month-long family fun fair featuring entertainment, rides, games, attractions, fireworks each weekend returns at 5 p.m. May 22. Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville. $8. Time vary, through June 22.Don’t Eat This!An opening reception for an art exhibit that takes an everyday topic and makes art of it. The show description says it all … You can’t eat paintings of food but they can still make your mouth water. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington.  Free. 6 p.m. May 22.Bobcat GoldthwaitBobcat Goldthwait burst upon the scene when he was only 20 years old, appearing on recently retired David Letterman’s The Late Show and followed that memorable appearance with performances on film and in TV—most notably the Dave Chapelle’s Show, The Man Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The comedian is capable of taking on various subjects, including politics and even his own career. Bring on the laughs. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $42. 8 p.m. May 22.Face The KingLong Island natives Face the King, who’ve been on the Warped Tour three years in a row and earned top accolades at the CBGB Festival in Times Square, now have a debut album out for their legion of fans to enjoy—and they surely will, because, after all, they helped make it possible with a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that caught the attention of CI Records. What it all comes down to is this: “It’s you, me and the sound.” And that just happens to be the title of one of their best new songs. This alt-rock band works themselves to the bone, pouring out their heart and soul into every stirring performance. Come hear them make the mountains roar. With I-Ignite, The Tallest Trees in the Universe, Allies and The Little Red Men. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10, $13 DOS. 8 p.m. May 22J AlvarezSummer is coming on strong and “La Temperatura” is starting to get hot. So why not chill out with the coolest of pop crooners, J Alvarez? Claro que si! Born Javid David Alvarez Fernandez in Puerto Rico, J Alvarez is an internationally acclaimed reggaetón artist. Ladies love him and the feeling is mutual. You know what he says: “Mas Dinero, mas mujeres, mas drama!” And for the gringos out there, that simply means: “more money, more women and more you know what.” His style is smoother than a tall glass of Baccardi dark rum on the rocks. And just as refreshing! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporium $25-$40. 10 p.m. May 22.Jewels of India GalaThis historic Hempstead House will be transformed into a royal Maharaja Palace, complete with a marketplace filled with scarves, teas, spices and flowers during this night of traditional Indian culture. Entertainment will include a sitar player and tabla percussionist, traditional Indian and Bollywood dancing. Guests can enjoy rye and gin tastings in the library, scotch in the billiard room, an open bar, as well as Indian and American cuisine, plus plenty of sushi. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. $200. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 23.Members of US Navy unfurl an American flag. (Photo credit: US Navy)Raid New YorkWatch as Navy and Marine helicopters land on Long Island as part of the “Fleet Week 2015” activities in New York City. First, a combined team of members from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC-9) will present a mine countermeasures demonstration. Then, the VM-22 Osprey, CH-46 Sea Knight and AH-1W Cobra, will perform an area sweep and transport a Marine raid force to the landing zone. Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Free. 10 a.m., 12 p.m. May 23.Veil of MayaFor one metallic moment, let’s lift the veil on Veil of Maya. Marc Okubo and Sam Applebaum formed this American deathcore band in Chicago back in 2004, and as their fans know, they set out on the hard road to success, grinding it out through countless tours, putting their sanity—what an inadequate word that is—at risk to make the music they believe in, live by, and are willing, dare we say it, figuratively speaking, to die by! It’s been a long, wild ride, and it ain’t over. Not by a long shot. Their former front man, Brandon Butler, has been replaced by Lukas Magyar on vocals but the rest of the band is doing what they always do, only better. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $16, $18 DOS. 4 p.m. May 23.Gathering of the SlidesKerry Kearney is back with the annual Gathering of the Slides, featuring some of the greatest musicians around all under one roof for an exciting night of virtuoso slide-guitar playing and so much more. On hand with Kearney, who has toured with the Allman Brothers Band as well as Sonny Landreth and Robert Randolf, will be Mario Staiano, Gerry Sorrentino, Shecky Tom Davis, Mark Newman and special guest Casey “The Cigar Box Kid” Baron. These gentlemen are accomplished artists in their own right with careers that have taken them all over the world. From down in the delta to upbeat urban blues, there will be enough inspired riffs to have your hair standing on end and leave you crying with pure joy. So, get your ears in shape for an eclectic evening of electrifying ecstasy. Bend those strings until they break, boys! Don’t fret a thing. We know they’re in good hands. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. $10-$20. 7:30 p.m. May 23.The BogmenThis wonderfully entertaining Long Island-based indie band first emerged from the wilds of Huntington when Billy Campion, Bill and Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O’connor and Clive Tucker decided they had to rock out together. Signed to Arista Records in 1995, the Bogmen never quite became a house-hold name that they deserved to be with their debut release called Life Begins at 40 Million. But so it goes. And on they went. No matter what, they never let their fans get bogged down, taking their self-described “tribal, huntish” sound to every bar, club and retirement home in the Tri-state area. Over the intervening years, they’ve reunited many times to keep the thrills and spills alive. And that’s why this gig is such a great opportunity to enjoy the Bogmen at their best. With Special Guests – Knock Out Drops, The Last Hombres & American Bombshells. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$60. 8 p.m. May 23.Vic DiBitettoThe comic whose oft-quoted “Bread & Milk” rant video has more than 13 million views on YouTube brings his stand-up routine off the interwebs and into real life. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49-$69. 8 p.m. May 23.The B-52sB-52s fans can anticipate a transformation of the concert space into the bonafide Loveshack when this fantastically quirky and over-the-top new wave band take the stage. Iconic for the famed beehive hairdo and funky tunes like “Rock Lobster” and “Roam,” the B-52s will make the whole dance floor shimmy and shake! One thing is for certain–audiences are in for a fun night. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Centre, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. $125-$225. 8 p.m. May 23.Paula PoundstonePerhaps the funniest woman in America today, Paula Poundstone is known for her quick wit and wry responses, right or wrong, on NPR’s popular news quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me heard locally on WSHU-FM. As millions of public radio listeners can attest, Poundstone is a true show-stopper thanks to her unmatched improv skills. When she’s on a roll, nobody can keep up with her. Bay Street Theatre, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. $69-$129. 8 p.m. May 23.Bethpage Air Show at Jones BeachOne of the most anticipated events of the entire year, this aerial spectacular boasts military and civilian aircraft of various shapes, sizes and eras performing stunts and showcasing their supreme mastery of the sky will be sure to attract thousands of Long Islanders and their families to the smooth white sands of Jones Beach, marveling in unison as they sit atop their blankets, share “Oooh”s and “Ahhh”s while pointing, laughing, and overall just enjoy one another’s company beneath the cloud-smudged canopy of the heavens above. World War II bombers drift as lonely and ominously as clouds gathering for a storm, sparking the imagination and conjuring waking dreams of conflicts past. Daredevils trace the shore, twisting and turning and zig-zagging and criss-crossing, eliciting fear and wonder and surprise. US Army skydivers, the Golden Knights, drop from the heavens and soar like ever-growing humanoid eagles toward the Earth, the ocean gently whispering ancient secrets of life and death as they descend. US Air Force Thunderbirds defy gravity, roaring atop hellfire, puncturing daily thought processes and forcing the mind to wander. An array of pilots and performers twirl and dive, climb and plummet. Yes, life is magical. Yes, this is two days of sheer amazement, fascination, delight. Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. Free. 12-5 p.m. May 23, 24.10,000 ManiacsNatalie Merchant may no longer front the alt-rock quintet from upstate Jamestown, but the group is still producing albums and performing their hits, including “Because The Night,” “These Are the Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants.” Give ’em what they want while the band gears up for the release of their newest recording, Twice Told Tales, a full-length collection of traditional British Isles folk songs. Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett $90. 7 p.m. May 24.WWE Monday Night RawWe’re not talking about raw sugar, sweetmeat! We’re talking serious rumbles, over-the-top-rope melees, and clobbering chaos when WWE Monday Night Raw rocks the Coliseum. Folding chairs never look so awesome as they do when they’re flying through the air about to land hard on some brawny back with a loud smack. You don’t take it sitting down, that’s for damn sure. Hell no, you stand up and fight. In the cage and out. Will your favorite wrestlers be there? Throw down your remotes, get off your butts, show up and find out! Either way, the action will be non-stop and the competition can’t be beat! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $20-$125. 7:30 p.m. May 25.Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img

first_imgAs of today, Croatia is richer for two restaurants with the prestigious MICHELIN star.  MICHELIN marks Bib Gourmand, in addition to last year’s restaurants Batelina (Banjole), Konoba Vinko (Konjevrate), Agava (Zagreb) and TAČ (Zagreb), this year receive Tavern Škoj (Solta) i Zlatne Gorica (Varaždin Breg). This label is awarded to restaurants that offer quality menus at affordable prices.  “We are extremely proud that as of today Croatia has a total of seven restaurants with the prestigious MICHELIN star and that Novalja and Korčula have joined Croatian destinations that can boast of an authentic and extremely high quality gastronomic offer. MICHELIN is a world synonym for excellence in gastronomy, and Croatia is a country of top gastronomic offer, which nowadays is becoming an increasingly important motive for the arrival and return of guests to the destination. I am sure of the excellent promotional effects of all MICHELIN labels, which can also serve as an incentive for further development and nurturing of our indigenous flavors.” said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic, sending sincere congratulations to all the awarded and distinguished restaurants, especially the owners and employees of the restaurants Boškinac and LD Terrace, whose efforts and creativity were recognized by MICHELIN inspectors. It is the result of a secret tour of Croatian restaurants by professional inspectors MICHELIN, the globally most important and most recognized guide for restaurants whose pages published list for Croatia. Namely, restaurants Boškinac (Novalja) and LD Terrace (Korcula) was awarded one MICHELIN star, while the restaurants Pilgrims (Šibenik), 360 º (Dubrovnik), Monte (Rovinj), Christmas (Zagreb) i Draga di Lovrana (Lovran) kept their stars. In addition, on the list Bib Gourmandtwo more restaurants have been included, which Croatia today can boast of a total of 70 restaurants with MICHELIN labels. center_img “The new MICHELINA awards confirm that the Croatian gastro scene is developing from year to year, and at the same time they are a great reward for all those who continuously work on improving the quality of preparation, presentation and the creation of the entire gastronomic experience. Croatia is continuously building the image of a recognizable gastro destination based on the exceptional diversity of regional gastronomic identities. According to research by the Food Travel Monitor, as many as 93 percent of tourists participated in some ‘special experience related to food and drink’ during a tourist trip, which indicates that gastronomy today is content that almost all tourists are interested in. That is why in the next strategic period we will pay special attention to eno-gastronomy, connecting producers and caterers and stronger branding and additional positioning of Croatia as a new gastronomic icon of Europe., said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. “This year’s selection reflects the positive trends on the Croatian gastronomic scene throughout the country. With a total of 70 restaurants in the guide, Croatian cuisine is developing and improving, especially by concentrating the energy of chefs in choosing the best meat and vegetables from the local area and the freshest fish from small-scale fishing. ”Said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of MICHELIN Guides. See the list of Croatian restaurants with a MICHELIN star at official MICHELIN websitelast_img

first_imgSeveral religious mass organizations, including the hard-line Islam Defenders Front (FPI) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212), took to the streets in Jakarta on Tuesday to reject the newly passed Job Creation Law.Apart from expressing opposition to the law, protesters also recited chants voicing their desire for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to step reported that hundreds of protesters had gathered on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan in Gambir, Central Jakarta – around 1 kilometer from the State Palace – since around 12:30 p.m. They recited prayers and voiced demands for the government to revoke the omnibus law. “The omnibus law will cause Indonesian citizens to be colonialized in their own country. We’re here to defend the workers,” a protester said in his speech during the demonstration, as reported by Kompas TV.Read also: Jokowi dismisses criticism of omnibus jobs law as hoax news“It’s a shame that [Defense] Minister [Prabowo Subianto] said that these protests were backed by foreign forces.”The 212 Alumni Brotherhood is best known for initiating the 212 rally in November 2016 to demand the imprisonment of former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for alleged blasphemy.During the 2019 elections, the group held several events attended by large numbers of people to support Prabowo in his presidential campaign. Some events were attended by Prabowo himself.Novel Bamukmin, the deputy secretary-general of the 212 Alumni Brotherhood, claimed the group had voiced its stance against the omnibus law since the start of its deliberations.At least 9,332 police officers, soldiers and Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers were deployed to the capital to enforce security during Tuesday’s demonstration. (aly)Topics :last_img

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