Leonard Cohen Passes Away At 82

first_imgOne of the most revered singer-songwriters of the 20th century, Leonard Cohen, has passed away at the age of 82. Cohen, who just released his latest album, You Want It Darker, recently spoke about being ready to die in an interview with The New Yorker:“I don’t think I’ll be able to finish those songs. Maybe, who knows? And maybe I’ll get a second wind, I don’t know. But I don’t dare attach myself to a spiritual strategy. I don’t dare do that. I’ve got some work to do. Take care of business. I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’s about it for me.”Best known for penning the songs “Suzanne,” “Bird On The Wire,” and the oft-covered “Hallelujah,” (from 1984’s Various Positions) which has seen everybody from Jeff Buckley to Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan play their own renditions, Cohen’s, at times, haunting lyrics have been heard by millions all over the world.Rest in peace, Leonard Cohen.From Leonard Cohen’s Facebook page:“Hallelujah”:last_img read more

PGNiG snaps more US LNG with Cheniere supply deal

first_imgImage courtesy of Polskie LNGPolish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has signed a supply deal with Houston-based Cheniere for the delivery of more US LNG to the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.LNG cargoes will be supplied on a delivered ex-ship basis over a 24-year period starting in 2019, PGNiG said in its statement.In 2019-2022 the volume of supplies will total approximately 0.52 million tonnes of LNG, or approx. 0.7 bcm of natural gas after regasification, while in the period of 2023-2042, the total import volume will reach 29 million tonnes of LNG, which equals approx. 39 bcm of natural gas following regasification.It means that starting from 2023 every year PGNiG will purchase about 1.45 million tonnes of LNG, which equals approx. 1.95 bcm of natural gas after regasification, the company said.LNG cargoes from Cheniere heading for Poland will depart from liquefaction facilities in Sabine Pass, Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas.The deal extends PGNiG’s US LNG supply portfolio and follows 20-year agreements with Venture Global for the delivery of approximately 1 mtpa from its Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines projects to be located on the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River, respectively. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Atletico players agree to 70% pay cut

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Atletico Madrid players have agreed to take a 70 per cent pay cut to help the club’s 430 non-playing staff during Spain’s state of emergency. The men’s team, women’s team, Atletico Madrid B and the club’s technical staff have signed an agreement with two different scenarios based on how the current season finishes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The first scenario is a 70 per cent wage decrease for all teams and technical staff during Spain’s state of emergency. The second would be that the men’s first team and the cub’s Management Committee would cover 50 per cent of non-playing staff’s wages each. On Monday, Lionel Messi announced that Barcelona’s players would take a 70 per cent pay cut in order to help the club’s staff. Premier League players have yet to agree to a wage decrease with the Professional Footballers’ Association urging them to contact the players’ governing body first. The PFA held talks with the Premier League, English Football League and League Managers’ Association on Friday but no collective agreement has been found yet. Some Premier League sides, including Tottenham and Newcastle, have placed non-playing staff on furlough, meaning the government will pay 80 per cent of their wages – up to £2,500 per month – while they are not working.Tags: Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid BCoronavirusCOVID-19Spainlast_img read more