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UWNNM Board Of Directors Gathers For Retreat

first_imgFacilitator Camilla Bustamante, PhD. MPH., left, speaks to the United Way of Northern New Mexico Board of Directors gathered for an annual retreat Monday at the McCurdy Ministries Community Center in Española. Seated from right, Chair Liddie Martinez, EB&T president; UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla; Deputy Director John Sarrao for Science, Technology and Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rio Arriba County Economic Development Director Christopher Madrid; Board Recording Secretary Michelle Harkey-Wilde, owner of Active Integration Therapy, LLC; LANL Senior Manager Steven Renfro and Treasurer James Mountain, publisher of the Valley Daily Post; Board members not pictured, UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney; Vice Chair Carol A. Clark, publisher of the Los Alamos Daily Post (taking photo); LANL Manager Stephen Boerigter and Fire Chief Troy Hughes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

 

Court clash

first_img Obiter recently spied a laminated notice sternly headed ‘Serious Balustrade Issue’ attached to a tree between the two buildings by the Stars’ characterful landlady, Roxy Beaujolais. Customers at the Stars, many of whom are lawyers, often use the stone balustrade behind the Royal Courts of Justice as an informal extension of the pub. ‘We have been advised,’ Beaujolais wrote, ‘that careless use of the balustrade… has been causing an ever-increasing shower of rubbish, bottles and drinks glasses that smash on the basement area below… If there are many more accidents the matter will be reported to Westminster Council, who will certainly ban all further drinking along the balustrade.’ The Stars has been around since 1602, surviving much, including the Great Fire of London; whereas the arriviste Royal Courts were opened by Queen Victoria in 1882. Is this po-faced youth failing to show respect for a seasoned elder? In the heart of legal London, the latest dispute in need of resolution appears to be between near-neighbours the Royal Courts of Justice and ancient lawyer watering hole the Seven Stars pub on Carey Street. last_img read more

 

First for ALE’s Mega Jack

first_imgThe Mega Jack 800, which was launched in June, was used in the load out, transport and installation of the new 1,570-tonne Loenerslootse bridge over the Amsterdam-Rijn canal in Nigtevecht.The new bridge comprised of a giant arch and a bridge deck, which were transported down river to Nigtevecht, using three connected barges and an inland vessel. The arch was discharged from the vessel using a Liebherr LTM1400 and LTM1500 crane.After unloading from the vessel, the bridge deck was positioned underneath the arch, and the Mega Jack 800 was employed to jack up the 1,250-tonne bridge to 9 m from the barge deck.The remaining part of the project saw the removal of the old Loenerslootse bridge, which weighed 1,630 tonnes, and the final installation of the new one.In this first project for the Mega Jack 800, ALE also utilised climbing jacks, SPMTs, barges, strand jacks and a heavy skid system, as well as 700-tonne capacity and 500-tonne capacity mobile cranes.”The fact that the Mega Jack system is scalable to meet different types of requirements gives us the versatility we need for these types of jobs,” said ALE project manager, Hans de Hoon.  www.ale-heavylift.comlast_img read more

 

Read of the Week

first_imgSouthFrank OwenCorvus BooksReview: Karen WatkinsThe opening scene of South describes an old man riding a rusted exercise bike in the cellar below his shack. He’s charging an eighteen-volt car battery that will provide him with 40 minutes’ worth of electricity. Outside lies death, disease, and desolation. It’s an interesting story. However, I do have misgivings about the plot which took me some 30-odd pages before realising that South takes place in the future. It’s a post-apocalyptic story set in America after a devastating civil war, where the country is solidly divided: North vs South. Where the wind carries a potentially deadly virus. Where the North secured its victory with a lethal biological weapon: an airborne virus capable of spreading faster than it kills. As an environmentalist, I’ve always been aware that future wars could be over water, and so I continued, open to the idea of the plot. South also has the thread of a love affair – not your regular roses and candlelight, but set against a daily battle to survive. Brothers Garrett and Allerdyce “Dyce” Jackson are on the run from the Callahans, and meet Vida Washington, who is on her own secret mission. The trio set out on a journey to find the elusive colony at The Mouth, travelling through a dark, barren landscape devoid of life and beauty. In this grim setting of fighting for survival against man and nature, there’s a sense of impending doom, and yet it’s a story about finding hope and unexpected love in a world where everything has been stripped away. Knowing that this high-concept debut novel was written by local authors Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer, under the pen name Frank Owen, I tried to see where one person began and the other ended, but to no avail. What a feat. The story may be set in America but there is local flavour intertwined throughout in the form of Vida’s mother, who is from this country and whom Vida is trying to save.last_img read more

 

Composite reefers on test

first_imgLAST month Union Pacific began an 18-month performance test of 50 refrigerated wagons, carrying fresh and frozen produce between the western United States and major markets. Designed and built in conjunction with Trinity Industries and Hardcore DuPont Composites, UP’s first new reefer since 1971 features a 40% increase in payload capacity and nearly double the cubic capacity of existing steel designs. Combining superior insulation and corrosion resistance with a lighter, tougher structure, the wagon body has been constructed from a sandwich of composite fibreglass fabric and 127mm urethane foam. The wagons have been fitted with Thermo King Smart Reefer refrigeration units, with internal temperature monitored remotely through ARINC transmitters-receivers and the ORBCOMM satellite network.Trinity Industries, USAReader Enquiry Number 139last_img read more

 

World rolling stock market July 2013

first_imgAfrica: Transnet Engineering has delivered 10 Class 33 locomotives and 21 coaches to CDN and CEAR for use in Mozambique and Malawi. Argentina: CSR Qingdao Sifang was awarded a US$327m order in May to supply 300 EMU cars in 2014 to increase capacity on the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires. Australia: MotivePower is to supply a further six standard gauge MP33C locos to Cfcla Rail in 2014. Public Transport Victoria has placed an €85m order for Alstom to supply eight six-car X’trapolis EMUs in 2015. Azerbaijan: Ukraine’s Azovmash Group is to supply Type 15-1610-10 chemical tank wagons to AzMeCo. China: Shenzhen Metro Group has awarded Nanjing SR Puzhen Rail Transport a 1·26bn yuan contract to supply 33 six-car trainsets for Line 3 in 2015-16. NPRT is to supply 56 cars for Line 4 under a 420m yuan contract. CSR Zhouzhou has won orders to supply Beijing Railway Transport Co with locomotives worth 870m yuan. Nanjing Metro Group Co has awarded NPRT a 1·1bn yuan contract to supply 29 six-car trainsets for Line 4. Czech Republic: RegioJet has ordered 10 Pesa Link II DMUs for Opava – Olomouc services (RG 5.13 p7). Germany: On May 21 Braunschweiger Verkehrs AG ordered three Solaris 1100 mm gauge Tramino trams to be delivered by May 2015, an option on a May 2012 order for 15. National Express Group has placed a €170m order for 35 Bombardier Talent 2 three and five-car EMUs for use on RE7 Rhein-Münsterland-Express and RB48 Rhein-Wupper-Bahn services from December 2015. Abellio Rail NRW has ordered 20 five-car Stadler Pankow Flirt 3 EMUs to operate Niederrhein-Netz services from December 2016 (RG 5.13 p14). They are to be sold to transport authority VRR and then leased back. Seven will be able to operate on Dutch 1·5 kV DC and 25 kV AC lines. India: The first of 10 four-car trainsets which BEML is building for the Jaipur metro under a Rs3·18bn contract arrived at Mansarovar depot on May 20 (RG 2.12 p15). The rest are due to arrive by the end of October. Italy: Trenitalia has awarded Pesa a €139·6m contract to supply 40 ATR220 DMUs, with an option for 20. CAF has won a €7·7m contract to supply three 950 mm gauge trams to Cagliari, with an option for six more. Liberia: CNR has delivered two GK1E diesel locomotives. Lithuania: EIB is providing LG with a €50m loan to purchase 150 tank, 140 open, 100 covered and 200 flat wagons, three DMUs and six EMUs. Malaysia: CSR Nanjing Puzhen has signed a 280m yuan contract to supply Siemens with stainless steel bodies for the 58 four-car Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line trains New Zealand: TTG Transportation Technology is to retrofit Energy-miser Driver Advisory System to up to 182 KiwiRail locomotives. Norway: Rana Gruber has ordered 40 ore hoppers from Kiruna Wagon. Poland: Newag is to modernise two EN57 EMUs for Wielkopolskie voivodship for 17m złoty, and one for Dolnolskie at a cost of 7·8m złoty. The work includes fitting new AC drive systems. Pesa is to rebuild seven EN57 EMUs for Zachodniopomorskie at cost of 58m złoty. Newag has been awarded a 192m złoty jointly–placed order to supply Impuls 31WE four-car EMUs to Zachodniopomorskie (seven) and Lubuskie (two) by April 30 2015. Wielkopolskie has an option for eight. Pesa and ZNTK MM have won a 434m złoty contract to modernise 150 PKP Intercity coaches including restaurant, sleeping and couchette cars by 2015. ZKM Gdansk has ordered five Pesa Jazz Duo 128NG trams to be delivered in 2014 at a cost of 43m złoty. Newag is to lease four 220M DMUs to PR for eight years from January 2014 for 46·5m złoty, while KM has placed a 12·6m złoty order for a two-car DMU to arrive by November 30. Russia: Alstom and Transmashholding are to develop a 2ES20 twin-section freight loco able to use both 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC. Testing of a prototype is envisaged from March 2014, with deliveries to RZD from December 2014, however no firm order for a series build has been placed. Slovakia: ZSSK has ordered an additional Skoda Vagónka Class 671 three-car CityElefant EMU for delivery in 2014, with an option for eight. Switzerland: On May 27 Baselland Transport awarded Stadler a second firm order worth SFr94m to supply 19 Tango trams in 2014-16. UK: A firm contract for Vossloh España to deliver seven vehicles for the Sheffield – Rotherham tram-train pilot scheme in 2015 was signed on June 19. They will have Vossloh Kiepe electrical equipment suitable for both 750 V DC and 25 kV 50 Hz to allow for future main line electrification. Ukraine: On June 24 the TramRus joint venture of Alstom and Transmashholding announced an agreement for bus manufacturer City Transport Group to produce and maintain Citadis CIS trams for the Ukrainian market. The low-floor trams would have 1524 mm gauge bogies suitable for local track conditions and be winterised for temperatures of -40°C.last_img read more

 

PD NEWS Feb. 11, 2012

first_imgUniversity of Guelph plans new dairy research facility A new livestock research centre intended to model sustainable animal agriculture systems is being planned by the University of Guelph, the provincial government and the Ontario dairy industry.The Research and Innovation Centre, Dairy Phase, will be built at the current site of Elora Research Station in Elora, Ontario, one of the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) facilities operated by U of G under its partnership agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).advertisementadvertisement Future phases of the project may include research facilities for swine, poultry and beef.Construction of the first phase of the new complex, involving both new facilities and renovations, is expected to begin later this year.Besides providing cutting-edge technologies and infrastructure, the complex will bring together scientists from many disciplines to study rural/urban environmental, social and economic issues.Research and innovation will cover human health; food safety; animal welfare, productivity and reproduction; new products and procedures; and bioengineering and renewable energy.The centre will use resources such as feed, water and energy more efficiently, and will spur development of new “rural knowledge centres” for bio-based products and green technologies.advertisement—From University of Guelph news releaseDFO board elects 2012 executive Bill Emmott was elected chair of Dairy Farmers of Ontario, David Murray was elected 1st vice-chair and Ian Harrop was elected 2nd vice-chair at a DFO board meeting on Jan. 12.Bill Emmott has served as chair since 2009 and prior to that was vice-chair from January 2005 to January 2009. He has been on the board since 1999.He represents dairy farmers in Brant, Haldimand, Halton, Niagara, Norfolk and Wentworth counties.David Murray has served as board member representing dairy farmers in Huron and Perth counties since 2006.advertisementIan Harrop has served as board member representing dairy farmers in Dufferin, Peel, Simcoe and Wellington counties since 2006.—From DFO websiteCanadian farms being flooded by red tape Farmers in Canada are hit the hardest by government regulations and paperwork, according to research released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).A CFIB survey shows that 23 percent of farmers say that if they had known about the burden of regulations, they may not have gone into business.“When nearly 40 percent of farmers are planning to retire in the next ten years, flooding the sector with red tape will only make it harder to find buyers to keep those businesses going,” says Virginia Labbie, CFIB’s senior policy analyst for agribusiness.Farmers want all levels of government to place a higher priority on cutting red tape (72 percent), than on any other measure (including tax relief at 68 percent) to help them compete and remain in business.This should come as no surprise to policy makers.When asked how the burden had changed during a three-year period, 67 percent of farmers reported an increase in regulatory requirements, more than any other type of small business in Canada.—From CFIB news releaseCalcium Products, Inc. expands into western Canada Calcium Products, Inc. announces a strategic alliance with McRae Holdings subsidiary ENR Distribution of Alberta for the marketing and delivery of Iowa-manufactured agricultural soil amendments SuperCal 98G, SuperCal SO4 and HumaCal.“Western Canada has been a market we’ve been interested in securing,” says Craig Dick, vice president of sales and marketing for employee-owned Calcium Products, Inc.“We’ve made several trips and done some amazing on-farm tests that proved our value to western Canada producers. It’s an exciting new opportunity for our growing company.”—From Calcium Products, Inc. news releaseHolstein Canada announces 2011 Education Award winners Holstein Canada announced the recipients of the 2011 Education Awards. Each winner will receive a cheque for $750.There were a total of 37 completed applications for the awards. Winners were selected based on scholastic performance, agricultural experience, youth involvement, and career choice.Award winners include: Lorene Vanderwal, Abbotsford, British Columbia; Alex Mackinnon, Montague, Prince Edward Island; Annick Michaud, St-Philippe-De-Néri, Québec; Christine Breton, Norbertville, Québec; Alan Nanne, Pakenham, Ontario; and Peter Spruit, Woodstock, Ontario.—From Holstein Canada news releaseWorld Dairy Expo seeks 2012 award nominations Outstanding dairy leaders from across the global dairy industry are being sought for World Dairy Expo’s annual recognition awards.Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 15, in the following four categories: Dairy Woman of the Year, Dairyman of the Year, Industry Person of the Year, and International Person of the Year.Official applications and lists of previous winners are available at www.worlddairyexpo.com. Click on the About Expo tab; then select Recognition Winners on the left side of the page. Applications may also be requested by calling (608) 224-6455 or via email at wde@wdexpo.com—From World Dairy Expo news releaseDouglas Wagner named president of Canada’s Outdoor Shows Canada’s Outdoor Shows Limited Partnership, the parent company of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show and Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo, announced the appointment of Douglas Wagner as president. Wagner assumes this position from Lorie Jocius, who will now act as vice-president.“Doug and my late husband, Ginty, created Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show almost two decades ago,” says Lorie Jocius.“With our merger with Glacier Media Inc. this past fall, it is a logical time to transfer the reins to Doug’s most capable hands.”Doug Wagner, a 1974 graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, started as a supervisor in the Youth Extension arm of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food before becoming executive director of Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and secretary manager of the Ontario Seed Growers’ Association.He also worked with the Ontario Plowmen’s Association to help coordinate 10 international plowing matches before joining Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in 1993.Last year, Wagner became president of the Farm Show Council, headquartered in Ohio, which represents 28 farm shows across North America.—From Canada’s Outdoor Shows news releaseHigh-yielding eventPioneer Hi-Bred celebrates ‘Ontario Corn Yield Challenge’ winners Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, announced at an evening celebration held in London, Ontario, the winners of its second annual “Ontario Corn Yield Challenge” (OCYC). The 2011 edition of the OCYC marked the second year for the Pioneer event with more than 338 corn growers participating in the contest, up significantly from the 270 participants in the first year.The 11 winners, 10 grain corn growers and one corn silage producer, represent different territories across Ontario. Teun and Ben DeBeer of Mount Elgin, Ontario, achieved 35.7 tons-per-acre in silage with Pioneer hybrid 34A85.The 10 high-yielding grain corn growers all surpassed the 235 bushel-per-acre mark. Although there is no overall winner because of differences in heat unit regions, the highest yield attained was 313 bushels per acre by Randy Vandenheede (pictured above right) of Judge Family Farms in Simcoe, Ontario, growing Pioneer hybrid P0216HR.All 11 winners of the Ontario Corn Yield Challenge receive a trip for two to the Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tennessee. PD—From Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited news releaselast_img read more

 

Johnny Manziel Defends His Actions On Twitter; Calls Out His Critics

first_img Matt Medley I’m not sure which things Manziel has been doing “since it all started,” but if hitting a woman, or running his career into the ground are just business as usual to the quarterback, he can’t expect to get different results by making the same choices over and over again.He did acknowledge that he’s made some mistakes in a following tweet. We’ll see how many people are sticking by his side if he winds up in a jail cell rather than buying rounds at the bar for his free-loading friends. Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Johnny Manziel has managed to insert himself into headlines in both days of the 2016 NFL Draft. The first story was reported on Thursday night that the Heisman winner was at a bar in Columbus to watch the draft.Not exactly newsworthy, but it’s Manziel.Today, Manziel made headlines by tweeting this statement, defending his actions and calling out his critics. Related TopicsJohnny Manziellast_img read more

 

Mudahkan Akses ke Dataran Tinggi Tibet, Beijing Bangun Jalur Kereta Cepat Tertinggi di Dunia

first_imgKabarPenumpang.com melansir constructionreviewonline.com (4/9/2020), kereta ini akan melakukan perjalanan di sepanjang rel baru dengan kecepatan hampir 200 km per jam di udara yang jernih karena ketinggian pengunungan yang terjal. China Railway Construction Corp, kontraktor milik negara dari proyek senilai US$44,7 miliar, menyatakan bahwa perjalanan kereta api dari Chengdu ke Lhasa akan sama jaraknya dengan perjalanan dari Los Angeles ke Vancouver.Bedanya terlihat pada ketinggian lebih dari 3000 meter seperti Lhasa terletak di lereng utara Himalaya, pegunungan yang memiliki banyak puncak tertinggi di dunia. Lhasa memiliki ketinggian sekitar 3200 meter lebih tinggi dari Chengdu, dan dua dari 14 gunung yang akan dilewati jalur baru lebih tinggi dari Mont Blanc setinggi 4800 meter, yang tertinggi di Pegunungan Alpen.Banyak daerah permafrost, jurang, patahan, dan lereng curam antara Chengdu dan Lhasa harus dijembatani atau dipotong dan proyek tersebut membutuhkan waktu puluhan tahun untuk dirancang guna mengatasi semua tantangan teknik. Para pekerja di kedua ujung jalur berpacu dengan waktu yang berjalan untuk memanfaatkan musim hangat, sebelum salju dan arus dingin Himalaya membuat pekerjaan mereka tidak mungkin dilakukan.Setelah selesai, waktu tempuh kereta dari Chengdu ke Lhasa akan dipangkas dari 36 jam saat ini menjadi sekitar sembilan jam. Untuk diketahui, terakhir kali Xi Jinping mengadakan pertemuan tingkat atas di Tibet adalah lima tahun lalu di mana ketegangan yang membara di sepanjang wilayah perbatasan Tibet, tempat terjadinya bentrokan antara pasukan China dan India dalam beberapa bulan terakhir, adalah latar belakang komitmen kembali terbaru Beijing terhadap pembangunan infrastruktur di wilayah tersebut.Meskipun mungkin tidak akan pernah dapat menutup pengeluaran yang besar untuk proyek yang mungkin paling menantang dan ekspansif dari jenisnya, jalur baru ini mungkin akan melihat lebih banyak tentara daripada pengendara sipil saat dibuka. Ini akan sama dengan Kereta Api Qinghai-Tibet yang dibuka pada tahun 2006. Kereta api tertinggi di dunia ini segera menjadi saluran bagi militer China untuk mengirim personel dan aset ke Tibet.Baca juga: Tembus Pegunungan Qinling, Cina Luncurkan Kereta Cepat Lintasi Wilayah Utara dan SelatanUdara sangat tipis sehingga kereta api di sepanjang jalur Qinghai-Tibet dilengkapi dengan ventilasi oksigen, dan biasanya dibatasi hingga 100 kilometer per jam. Tetapi kereta api masa depan di sepanjang jalan pintas baru yang dialiri arus listrik dengan ketinggian tinggi antara Chengdu dan Lhasa mungkin tidak memerlukan peralatan khusus untuk sebagian besar perjalanan dan bisa lebih efektif untuk penempatan militer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTembus Pegunungan Qinling, Cina Luncurkan Kereta Cepat Lintasi Wilayah Utara dan Selatan08/12/2017In “Darat”‘Macet’ Jadi Alasan Mengapa Kereta di Rusia Jadi yang Terlamban di Dunia16/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Ulang Tahun Ke-9, Inilah Cerita Kereta Api Berkecepatan Tinggi Beijing-Shanghai01/07/2020In “Darat” Pekerjaan pembuatan rel di jembatan dekat ibu kota Tibet, Lhasa. (news.cn) Beijing membangun rel berkecepatan tinggi baru di dataran tinggi tertinggi dunia. Nantinya rel berkecepatan tinggi ini diharapkan dapat beroperasi dalam lima hingga delapan tahun kedepan untuk membuat wilayah Pegunungan Tibet lebih mudah diakses dari berbagai provinsi di CinaBaca juga: Tanggula, Stasiun Terbengkalai di Atas AwanSeruan untuk memulai pembanguan jalur kereta api Sichuan-Tibet dikeluarkan selama pertemuan Politbiro Partai Komunis dua hari di Tibet yang dipimpin oleh Presiden Xi Jinping. Jalur sepanjang 1.742 km antara Chengdu, ibukota provinsi Sichuan barat dan pusat transportasi kereta api serta ibukota Tibet, Lasha dapat membuat kedua wilayah mengembangkan infrastruktur baru.last_img read more

 

Cavs hope to Bring the Fight in Home Opener

first_img Pages: 1 2 3 Related TopicsAtlanta HawksCavsCedi OsmanCleveland CavaliersCollin SextonRodney HoodTre YoungTyronn Lue Corey Perez Cleveland- Tonight the Atlanta Hawks are in Cleveland for the Cavaliers home opener.The Hawks and Cavaliers are both searching for their first win. The Cavaliers first two opponents were in the playoffs last season (Raptors and Timberwolves), while the Hawks faced two teams that are most likely lottery bound (Knicks and Grizzlies.)Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue described the Cavaliers slow start perfectly, “Against teams like Toronto and Minnesota, very good teams, you can’t dig yourself a hole like that and try to come back.”Atlanta rookie Tre Young has been given the keys to the Hawks car this season, and everyone expects them to take their lumps this season, so the (0-2) start isn’t a shocker. Ironically both of these teams have struggled with the same thing, second quarters. The Cavaliers surrendered (32 and 39 points) against their first two opponents, and as bad as Cleveland has been… the Hawks have been worse. Atlanta has allowed opponents to shoot over 60% in both games this season, in the Hawks first game of the season the Knicks put up 49 points.Two teams searching for an identity in the first week of the NBA season, continue reading for key match-ups in tonight’s game, as well what needs to happen in order for each team to get their first win.Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland,OhProbable Starters:Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin LoveCedi OsmanGeorge HillRodney HoodTristian ThompsonAtlanta Hawks: Tre YoungTaurean Waller-PrinceKent BazemoreVince CarterAlex Lenlast_img read more