Fossil Fuel Companies Are Grappling with Climate Change FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Time:A peculiar theme park in the Hague celebrates the history of the Netherlands through a series of miniature models. The Madurodam features little canals, old-fashioned windmills, tiny tulips and, amid it all, an homage to Royal Dutch Shell, the oil giant that is the biggest company in the country and, by revenue, the second largest publicly traded oil-and-gas company in the world. There’s a Shell drilling platform, a Shell gas station and a Shell natural-gas field, complete with a drilling rig. The display is at once odd–energy infrastructure in a children’s theme park–and entirely fitting: Shell has been, for decades, one of the most powerful players both in Dutch politics and on the global economic stage.But that could soon change. As concerns grow over the existential challenges posed by climate change, Shell must grapple with its own existential crisis: How should a company that generates most of its profits by serving the world’s enormous appetite for oil navigate a long-term future in which shifting political and economic tides threaten to make fossil fuels obsolete?Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has a bird’s-eye view of the situation from his corner office at the company’s global headquarters in the Hague. “We have to figure out what are the right bets to take in a world that is completely changing because of society’s concerns around climate change,” he says.Projections from energy companies show demand for oil could peak and fall in the coming decades; some outside analyses suggest demand for oil could plateau as soon as 2025. Markets are already jittery about the industry: energy was the worst-performing sector on the S&P 500 index in 2019. In 1980, the energy industry represented 28% of the index’s value, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Last year, it represented less than 5%. The shift away from oil looms so large that Moody’s warned in 2018 that the energy transition represents “significant business and credit risk” for oil companies. The heads of the Banks of England and France said in an op-ed that any company that does not change strategically to the new energy reality “will fail to exist.” On Jan. 14, Larry Fink, founder and CEO of investment giant BlackRock, wrote in an open letter that “climate change has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects.”As oil flirts with the prospect of decline, energy executives are at odds over what to do. Some firms, like ExxonMobil, are positioning themselves to squeeze the last lucrative years from the oil economy while arguing to shareholders that they will be able to sell all their oil. Shell and a handful of others are beginning to adapt.Under van Beurden’s leadership, Shell is charting a path that will allow it to continue to profit from oil and gas while simultaneously expanding its plastics business and diversifying into electrical power. By the 2030s, the 112-year-old fossil-fuel giant wants to become the world’s largest power company. As part of this strategy, Shell has worked to present itself as environmentally friendly. Last year, it committed to reduce its emissions by as much as 3% by 2021, and by around 50% by 2050, tying its executives’ compensation to the cuts.Analysts say it’s too early to tell whether Shell’s strategy to reduce reliance on oil will pay off for shareholders in the long run. Last year, Shell, while continuing to pay large dividends, bought back stock, helping maintain its share price. The maneuver kept the company’s stock valuation roughly level, but it’s hardly a workable long-term strategy. Across the sector, companies “have to figure out who they are in this changing market,” says Tom Sanzillo, director of finance at the IEEFA. “They are not the profit center that they used to be, and they probably never will be.”The viability of sticking with oil, even as major world economies promise to move away, is uncertain. Both ExxonMobil and Chevron are staying the course, hoping to outlast their competitors. But Shell and others are moving to adapt. BP, for instance, has also invested in natural gas and power, while ConocoPhillips has prioritized “short-cycle project times” to help it stay economically competitive. Occidental has dropped money into a method of drilling that allows it to store CO2 in the ground, a bet that it can offset some of the regulatory costs of CO2 emissions within its own operations. And in December, the Spanish oil giant Repsol committed to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and wrote down many of its oil assets on the grounds that their value will diminish as oil fades.[Justin Worland]More: The Reason Fossil Fuel Companies Are Finally Reckoning With Climate Change
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meredith Olmstead Meredith Olmstead is the CEO and Founder of FI GROW Solutions, which provides Digital Marketing & Sales services to Community Financial Institutions. With experience working with FIs in markets of … Web: www.figrow.com Details As our entire country changes hour-by-hour during this evolving public health crisis, I reached out to someone I know very well and trust for advice in times of crisis . . . My dad, Marshall Boutwell. It turns out he has some amazing words for all of us, including the teams at credit unions who are navigating this unprecedented situation. It just so happens that he’s where my love for credit unions began, and he’s the President/CEO of Peach State Federal Credit Union, which currently serves over 60,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina.Here are 7 Key COVID_19 Crisis suggestions I learned that you might find useful:Remain flexible and work with members on a case-by-case basis if necessary.Split up departments into different physical locations, so that if someone in one branch gets sick you’ll have back up staff in that department in another location who won’t have to quarantine for two weeks.Be open to working from home options for your staff, even if initially you didn’t think it would be possible. Give members payment relief. Period.Stay up-to-date with your local health department so that you can make staff aware of the current level of infection in your area.Encourage your staff to reach out to each other virtually, continue team meetings with video technology and provide support where and when they need it.Recognize what’s going well. And be ready to change and evolve as the situation evolves.Highlights from our conversation.My Question: We know that face-to-face banking and social distancing are a factor for credit unions and branches are closing lobbies, limiting hours, and reducing contact with other staff and customers to ensure safety for everyone. But what are your other biggest challenges that might be useful for people to understand? And how are you handling those?Dad’s Answer: Our emergency management plan was sufficient, but we are continuing to make adjustments and changes as we need to and that’s important. For example, we found ways to send more staff home to work. Our five-member IT team have been magnificent. It’s going to make us a closer knit, stronger and better organization.This is a national issue and we all have to get in this together. I have never been more proud of my team than right now. From the top to the bottom everyone is reaching out and asking is there anything I can do to help? We have a call center that has been dispersed to their homes. The IT department has gone above and beyond. We’ve split our staff up so no single location has all of one department so that if there is an infection in one area we will have back up personnel in different locations. With people continuing to be able to work from home and going paperless, we are able to do all of our services for all members. Not a single service has been eliminated. My Question: This week the Fed dropped interest rates to almost 0%. How has that change influenced what your CU is doing for your members? Would love to know more about emergency products you are developing to support members in need.Dad’s Answer:We are giving people payment relief on EVERYTHING including mortgages. Giving a couple of months immediately and will consider additional. Case by case. We are taking increased risk to help members. Making loans to members who are unemployed. We are not offering 0% signature loans, because there is some risk, but we will make loans with good and fair low rates. We aren’t massively advertising but we will, on a case by case basis, fit loans to meet the needs of our members. And we will do it in a caring and sensitive way.My Question: I’m from Generation X and Americans my age and younger have never really had to experience a time of shortage or national sacrifice like so many previous generations did. Can you offer those younger people any guidance or wisdom on how to approach this crisis and make decisions during this time? Dad’s Answer:I think that the younger generation, when they look back, will see all kinds of benefits from how people have pulled together. People are reaching out and helping one another. This is springing up all over the country. People are coming together in a positive way and this will create lessons learned for all generations.When we get through this initial crisis the economy will start coming back and there is nothing more potent than the US economic machine and the free market economy. The entrepreneurial spirit we have in this country has overcome all kinds of crises in the past and it will do it again. We keep persevering. It is the land of opportunity and this gets proven generation after generation. I’m 73 and I’ve seen war, recessions, economic ups and downs and there’s not a better place to be in the world than this country.My Question: Is there anything else you want people to know right now to help them through this time?Dad’s Answer:We are monitoring the dept of health statistics every single day by county every single day so that we know the progress of the infections. Right now about half of the counties we serve have no cases or only one case of infection. This will grow, but we share this information with our staff because it helps keep employees calm. Cleaning crews are doing more disinfecting at night and we are implementing all sanitizing recommended.We would love to hear more about what your CU is doing to help members deal with this crisis. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we will continue to share ideas in the coming days and weeks.Be well. Be safe. And please . . . #STAYHOME!
The shark motif on the decorative braidthat started off the Cagey Gear business. Cordelia Dodo making a lightweight rainjacket in the small Cagey Gear factory.(Images: Jennifer Stern)Jennifer SternTourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of South Africa’s economy, and is ideally placed to create new jobs. But when people think of those jobs, they tend to think of waiters, hotel managers, field guides and housekeeping staff. What they often forget is the spin-off of tourist industries. Sometimes a well-developed tourism product can provide unexpected benefits.The little town of Gansbaai, in the Western Cape just a few hours’ drive east of Cape Town, offers an excellent example of this. Having long languished in the shadow of its much more glamorous neighbour, Hermanus, on the other side of Walker Bay, this little fishing village gained international recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the best shark cage diving destination in the world.The prosperity brought by the increased number of visitors can be clearly seen in the town. Guest houses, shops, restaurants and other small businesses have sprung up to service both tourists and residents.Most of the shark cage diving boats leave from the small-boat harbour at Kleinbaai, a few kilometres from Gansbaai. The unpretentious little harbour – in fact little more than a slipway – started seeing huge numbers of local and international tourists. And no-one was taking advantage of the captive market.But Kim MacLean and Terry McCarthy, who together run Shark Lady, a shark cage diving company, saw the gap. They teamed up with Colleen Emmenis and Annalie Theunisson, from Art-i-kapa. Theunisson and Emmenis, both artists, are accredited trainers in the Media, Advertising, Printing, Publishing and Packaging Sectoral Education and Training Authority. They trained a couple of people in craft making, and took over two little kiosks at the harbour. They were a mess, but they tidied them up, and then they started selling craft on a small scale.Fun and funky clothing“We had one little sewing machine,” says MacLean. “A domestic sewing machine. So we started sewing braid onto clothing for the crew.”The braid was a pretty South African flag-inspired shark motif that MacLean had designed, and it looked great. “All my clients wanted to buy the crew’s clothes from them.”This gave her an idea. She had always wondered how she could employ more people in her business but there are only so many jobs on a boat. So she, McCarthy, Emmenis and Theunisson decided to start a clothing manufacturing venture to employ women in the area.Luckily, Shark Lady was about to start building new custom-designed premises in front of the harbour. There was an existing building there, and MacLean thought maybe it could be turned into something useful.“Let’s not bulldoze the building. I told Solly [Solly Madikane, Director of Socio-Economic Development, Overstrand Municipality]. We’ll take it apart carefully and, if you can organise the trucks to move it, we’ll re-erect in Masakane [the local township] to be a small clothing factory.”But Madikane had a surprise for her. He took her into the township and showed her an empty building with 16 industrial sewing machines in it. They were part of an employment-creation project that had never got off the ground. After a little paperwork Cagey Gear was born.“The name came into my head about two years ago. Then, when we knew we were going to get this building going, I decided I must start getting Cagey Gear going.”It’s early days yet, and the range so far includes sweatshirts, fleeces and light rain jackets that can be folded into a pocket so they double up as a small bag or even a travel pillow.Conservation messageWhile the main reason for opening the factory is to create employment, there are lots of spin-offs. First, it certainly doesn’t harm Shark Lady’s bottom line. But, more importantly, it’s an opportunity for MacLean get on her favourite hobby horse.“I want to do T-shirts with a conservation message on them. Not just bland things – really funky designs with a good message.”These will work in two ways. Hopefully, the people buying them will endorse the message and pass it on, but it’s also part of her plant to use the factory to start to conscientise the community about marine conservation. It will be tied in with an educational programme for children, and MacLean is hoping to get marine conservation specifically put into the curriculum of the new school that is currently being built at Blom Park – Gansbaai’s second township area.And it’s not just clothing. Shark Lady’s brand new shark diving centre, called The Great White Shark Embassy, and which will constitute the main outlet for Cagey Gear, is also a restaurant and emporium selling all manner of things sharky.“Kids are always coming in here wanting to buy shark’s teeth,” MacLean says. “So we thought of making little resin teeth. On the back of the card it will explain why you shouldn’t buy real shark’s teeth.” This would form part of the craft programme that is to be run together with, but separate from, the clothing factory.It’s early days yet, sales have been good.“Things are walking out the shop,” MacLean says. “We’re working hard to keep up.”But she’s confident that they will rise to the challenge. “It’s going well and I think it will grow into a big brand, so we’ll have to enlarge the factory. “Useful linksMarine Dynamics Shark Lady Shark Diving Unlimited White Shark Projects Apex Predators Natal Sharks Board Afri-Oceans Conservation Alliance Save our Seas Sharkspotters South African Shark Conservancy Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
As of today, Facebook Fan Page status updates will begin appearing in Google search results, according to a tweet by Google. The announcement means that we will begin seeing results from the nearly 3 million fan pages, but not from the more than 400 million users.Google currently controls around 90% of the search engine market, according to StatCounter, with Yahoo and Bing its closest competitors. Will Bing’s exclusive access to Facebook user updates change this at all?Google first announced the expansion of its real-time Web search last December, noting that it would include data from Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku, Indenti.ca and Twitter. And, of course, Buzz is now included in that list. Since then, Bing and Yahoo have made deals to step up their real-time Web search as well. Yahoo recently brokered a deal with Twitter, and Bing expanded its partnership with Facebook to become the default on-site search engine for the social network. Also included in the Bing deal was the ability to fully index public user updates, but this functionality is not yet available. While it may be true that having access to only Facebook Fan Page updates puts Google at a disadvantage in terms of the sheer volume of content indexed, do we really want to have every piece of content shared by those 400 million users in our search results? A recent post here on ReadWriteWeb garnered a large stream of traffic from the more technologically inept portion of Facebook’s user base – and the resulting comments were less than intellectual. As Brandee Barker, a spokeswoman for Facebook, told us the other day, “Facebook Pages are designed to provide authentic voices for public figures, celebrities, and organizations.” While some are arguing these new results will just be a stream of advertisements and self-promotion, they will focus on official voices from organizations and the content they want to share. We’re not sure about you, but maybe we don’t want to hear every little thing every person on the planet has to say about everything. Although the Internet is a great and democratizing force, perhaps having some filters remain in place isn’t the end of the world. It can be hard enough just keeping up with the stream of updates as it is. Adding the daily chatter of 400 million may just go one step too far – although we’d still like the option.Maybe, in the end, this will give Bing a bigger share of the search engine market, and that isn’t a bad thing. Just like a multi-party political system offers more choices, maybe a more balanced search engine market would be better for us, too. When we want the official word from official organizations, we can go to Google. When we want to put our finger on the pulse of the 400 million users, we can go to Bing. Tags:#Facebook#Google#Microsoft#Real-Time Web#web#Yahoo A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos mike melanson Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts
Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Mr. Mathur said, “ The dead Maoists include some senior members, including Sainath, who had over 75 offences registered against him..In a gaffe, however, he referred to the deceased Maoists as having been ‘martyred.’When journalists questioned his use of the word ‘shaheed’, he jokingly dismissed it saying, “Humne shaheed kar diye (We martyred them).”(With Gautam Mengle) The Maharashtra police ascertained the identity of 12 of the 16 Maoists killed on Sunday in Gadchiroli district of the State during an anti-Maoist operation.“The dead Maoists include three Dalam commanders (of CPI Maoist) and two senior leaders. The 12 Maoists, identified so far, carried a combined reward of ₹82 lakh. Out of 16 dead Maoists, seven were women,” the Gadchiroli police said in a statement.Maharashtra’s Director General of Police Satish Mathur said the operation was the result of sustained efforts by the State Police in the Maoist affected areas, due to which the police were now receiving pinpointed intelligence inputs.
Even as Norah Jones was the only Indian (well okay, half Indian) making her way up the pop charts these past few weeks, there has been an equally hummable success story in alternative music.Midival Punditz, the Delhi-based raga-electronica band of Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj, released its first full-length album,Even as Norah Jones was the only Indian (well okay, half Indian) making her way up the pop charts these past few weeks, there has been an equally hummable success story in alternative music.Midival Punditz, the Delhi-based raga-electronica band of Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj, released its first full-length album in the US in September and became the first Indian electronic band to make it to the Billboard World Charts.SOUND SYNTHESIS: The party crowd is tuning into the new strains of club musicThe Punditz’s schedule could well belong to an international rock star: when not touring New York and San Francisco with Bill Laswell (producer for Santana and Sting) as part of the various artistes that form Tabla Beat Science, the pair have done the DJ set with Talvin Singh in gigs in Mumbai and Goa; in Delhi they have, with masterful disc scratches and loops, made crowds surrender to multi-layered music manipulation at Cyber Mehfils, their floating nightclub where the venue changes but the guest list – hardcore followers of the band – follows them. Punditz’s music infuses Indian elements into electronic dance music, taking forward the “Asian Underground” movement synonymous with Talvin Singh.When juxtaposed against the international din surrounding club music, however, the Indian sensibility is still only a faint drum and bass beat. The big beat invasion came into its own in the mid-1990s. Now radio stations give the genre dedicated airplay worldwide and hoardes throng sports arenas for “massives”.What to the uninitiated sounds like repetitive beats at high decibels sometimes interrupted by semi-human noises or snatches of words that step in for lyrics, is, for the globalised generation that has embraced it, a masterful synthesis of sound. Under the leadership of the DJ, it has the power to tap into a variety of “moods” in one single track. Political boundaries are broken down when the beats take on a subtext. The UK’s embracing of Asian Underground in the late 1990s came to be symbolic of multicultural New Britain. Though Talvin Singh has been seen as the principal proponent of Asian Underground so far, to say he created the genre would be incorrect.advertisementHe was, as Raina points out, the face of “a simultaneous uprising in different cities by a generation of musicians who grew up on the club culture but realised that we’re Indian and that our music needed to be true to us”. Now it’s a whole global network. GAURAV RAINA AND TAPAN RAJ, Midival PunditzIf the goateed Karsh Kale is at the forefront of the Asian Underground movement in New York (his album Realize was seen by critics to bring “soul” to electronica), Punditz – who have played with Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan all over the world-has emerged as a strong force in India.”Their efforts are sincere, but to make a mark internationally Punditz will have to be supported by a financial and cultural movement for electronic dance music as a complete genre in India itself,” says Whosane?, the DJ who began playing electronic dance in India 15 years ago. But while the club culture is not as big in India as in Europe, the US and Japan, even the cautious say the genre has become fashionable. Till even three years ago, Goa was the raver’s heaven, the Ibiza-like space in a country that otherwise balle balle-ed to bhangra and Bollywood remixes. Now, in cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi, the suit-clad MNC executive and the literature student in college step out at night to tune in to the various, constantly evolving and always overlapping strains of electronic dance-the fat, loud beats of speed garage, the soulful rhythm of drums and bass, the built-up frenzy of jungle and the pure energy of psychedelic trance.”I’ve seen a democratisation of electronic dance music,” says DJ Rummy who began hosting his first “nights” in Delhi three years ago. Whosane?, who began playing under the cover of “terraces of homes away from the city”, says in recent months he was “surprised to find dance music followers in places like Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad.” Perhaps the most telling example is the Ganeshot-sav in Mumbai this year: Whosane? and DJ Asad, in what can only be described as a techno trance Ganesh resurgence, played atop a truck and led devotees to the immersion.Earlier hosted at farmhouses for fear of being termed “seedy” and seen as merely a background score to “the sex and drug culture”, the music now has corporate respectability. Pepsi, Coke, Smirnoff and Bacardi are regular sponsors.advertisementSPACED OUT: There are no clubs to cater to followers of electronica”A couple of years ago, you couldn’t walk into a store and ask for trance music,” says Hardy, a trance music lover/promoter in Delhi who was among the first to “out” his parties and take them to public venues – one night at the Dome, Ambassador Hotel, he got cross-dressers to work the doors for the first time in India. “Today, they have whole sections.”DJs with unpronounceable names are jet-setting to and fro. The Internet becomes the musical highway and there’s a rush of traffic there – DJs use MP3 to send samples of their music to clubs and radios worldwide.Besides this electronica exchange, there has been a growth in local talent. Following the unwritten rules of the DJ culture of this genre, the laptop wielding music-makers keep to the background, restricting their movements to shuf fling in the console, never allowing personality to take over the beat as it does in pop music.Yet, DJ Light, the club name for Delhi-based Amit Seth, a psychedelic – trance deejay, DJ Pearl, currently MTV veejay Nikhil Chinnappa’s girlfriend, and Whosane? are established names known even to the Page Three reader. And even as DJs Excite, Joy, Jayant, Mickey are touted as new talents, others spring from the music mixer with increasing regularity, filling the gap separating niche from mass.But as the followers grow, there remains a dearth of space. While the music and its specific genres have pushed for and found a permanent home in clubs worldwide – Heaven in London is known for house, Matso in Amsterdam for techno and progressive and the Ministry of Sound, London, for garage-club music lovers in India, except for weekly flirtations at five-star hotels, and Fire and Ice, Mumbai, which plays techno on Tuesdays, draw a blank.With radio being in the state it is in-though private stations have for the last four months been giving the music considerable weekend airtime-it is left mainly to floating clubs like Cyber Mehfils to ensure the genre flourishes.Whosane?, DJSo will the genre’s push for space and its growing followers put India on the electronica map? Channel V VJ Gaurav Kapur says any sound that will make its mark has to be Indian: “Internationally, there is so much electronic music being made that what will be noticed is what you bring to the table.”Fans believe the groundwork was done in the UK, with mainstream support coming from Madonna and Talvin Singh’s tracks in The Cell. Raina says Indian classical was an inevitability in any music where beat reigns, bringing to it the depth critics of electronica accuse it of lacking.That Asian Underground – or “Indian Electronica” as Tapan Raj would rather it be known – is the masala of the moment on the electronica scene is obvious from in the way international deejays use Indian sounds without having learnt Indian classical music.advertisementBuddha Bar, the bestselling Ambience Lounge music, too uses rich Indian overtones. Punditz likens its work to jazz, considered underground till it became a movement. “The use of Indian elements with electronica is a genre that like all new genres fails typecasts till it forms a space of its own, as is happening now,” says Raina. Is Delhi the New Orleans of the New Age?
Mumbai, Aug 9 (PTI) YWC, the premium sports lifestyle brand by cricketer Yuvraj Singh, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar standalone store in Varanasi.YWC will also be available through other multi brand outlets in Varanasi, via a shop-in-shop format, the company said.In the online space, the brand is available on Myntra and Jabong besides its own portal www.ywcfashion.com. Part of the product proceeds go to Yuvraj Singhs foundation for cancer awareness – YouWeCan. ——– Jugnoo launches partnership program for B2B productsJugnoo, a hyperlocal startup supported by auto rickshaw network and its B2B SaaS offerings, commences a new service called Jugnoo Partner Program, it said.The program invites various businesses and entrepreneurs to join as partners.It is designed for partners to have access to resources and knowledge needed to offer Jugnoo services to the final customers, Jugnoo said in a statement here.The aim is to provide top quality customer experience and to explore better business opportunities that would eventually help in generating more sales globally, it added. PTI DSK ARS SDM
Spurs manager Pochettino: First 30 minutes against Bayern Munich were season’s bestby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s first thirty minutes against Bayern Munich were their best of the season.The scores were tied at 1-1 before Robert Lewandowski scored on the stroke of half-time.Bayern then piled on five more to make it 7-2, with Harry Kane chipping in with a penalty for the hosts. And Pochettino was left baffled by his team’s second half-display when speaking after the match.He said: “To be honest after the first 30 minutes it was my best moment managing the team this season. “That is so difficult to accept that the second half changed things. But when you have the talented players Bayern have, they were clinical and we need to give credit to them. “We need to move on. We’ve lost three points and we need to move on and face Brighton and then at this stadium again in the Champions League next.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Vernon Adams HitOregon is playing Eastern Washington in its season opener tonight. EWU, of course, is the former program of Oregon’s new starting quarterback, graduate transfer Vernon Adams. Eastern Washington linebacker John Kreifels was just ejected from the game for targeting Adams with a cheap shot hit. We can’t definitively say it was intentional, but it was definitely pretty vicious. Oregon QB Vernon Adams takes a late hit and came up wobbly. Went to locker room. Player who hit him was ejected. pic.twitter.com/h2qPFxDcTr— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 6, 2015EWU’s John Kreifels ejected for a hit on Vernon Adams in a slide. VA’s getting checked out by trainers as the boos rain down on Kreifels.— John Blanchette (@JPBlanchette) September 6, 2015Clearly Kreifels isn’t a popular player right now among Oregon fans. Hopefully Adams is okay.