PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patricia Rooney, the wife of late Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, has died. She was 88. The Steelers said in a statement that Patricia Rooney died peacefully at her home on Saturday. A cause of death was not given. Patricia Rooney’s husband served as the U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 2009-12.
Alaska governor Michael Dunleavy has made changes to the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), the company in charge of developing the Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. Governor Dunleavy named department of labor commissioner Tamika Ledbetter and department of environmental conservation commissioner Jason Brune to serve as State of Alaska department-level appointees to the AGDC board.Doug Smith and Dan Coffey, both of Anchorage, were also named to replace outgoing board members Hugh Short of Girdwood and Joey Merrick of Eagle River. Short and Merrick were both notified of their dismissal from the AGDC board earlier, a statement by the governor says.“Alaskans have long focused on the benefits of reduced energy costs, bringing our rich energy resources to market and monetizing our North Slope gas. Today’s announcement continues those goals, while putting in place the personnel to make diligent review of the project,” said Dunleavy.AGDC is governed by a seven-member board of directors, five public members and two principal department heads of the State of Alaska. New members of the board will join AGDC board members Dave Cruz of Palmer, David Wight of Anchorage, and Warren Christian of North Pole.AGDC has taken leadership of the project at the end of 2016. Partners in Alaska LNG are ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips.The partners are looking to commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas resources through proposed facilities including a liquefaction facility in the Nikiski area on the Kenai Peninsula.Other facilities include an 800-mile large diameter pipeline, up to eight compression stations, at least five take-off points for in-state gas delivery, a gas treatment plant located on the North Slope and transmission lines to transport gas from Prudhoe Bay and Point Thomson to the gas treatment plant.The project is designed to export up to 20 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year and the construction works are expected to start this year.
The judo selection of B&H won two bronze medals at the European Championship for seniors up to age 23 in Wrotslav, Poland.Aleksandra Samardžić won the medal in the category up to 70 kilos while Harun Sadiković won it in the category 100 +.“We return from the EC for seniors up to age 23 with 2 medals. It’s a great success and I am very proud of it as a selector. Once again, we can say that we have true young inheritors of Mekić, Miladin, Jahić and others.” – stated for Fena Agency the selector of the judo representation of B&H, Branislav Crnogorac.This result is an extension of their former successes at the international competitions.(Source: Radio Sarajevo)