Ordtek nets TenneT’s German Bight UXO consultancy deal

first_imgTenneT issued the tender for UXO consultancy services in November 2019, looking for QA/QC supervision during land- and vessel-based data acquisition in the 12 nmz Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The UK company will be acting as TenneT’s representative in offshore UXO clearance campaigns for cable and platform installation projects, as well as cable repairs and remedial cable burial. The duration of the contract is three years, with options for two renewals, each time by twelve months. Ordtek said it would be providing UXO consultancy services and client representation ahead of offshore power cable and platform installation operations in the German Bight. The contract for German Bight covers a number of different developments, including DolWin5, the first offshore grid connection system connecting the wind turbines directly to the offshore converter platform, eliminating the need for substations. Additionally, the tender covers the provision of independent data analysis and interpretation, both at the site office or on survey vessels. UK-based unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk management company, Ordtek, has signed a three-year framework agreement with TenneT for services to be delivered for the German Bight wind farm zone in the North Sea. last_img read more

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Sara folks get vegetables as relief items amid quarantine

first_imgPersonnel of the local government unit of Sara, Iloilo and volunteers prepare food packs to be distributed to the town’s residents on April 1. Beneficiaries will receive vegetables aside from the usual food packs. SARA GUGMA KO The distribution of the said products isalso a way to help the local farmers. Aside from the distribution of foodpacks, the local government unit also encourages its locals to grow vegetablesin their backyards. Once the financial assistance arrives,it would help its local government unit to augment food packs for thequarantine-affected households. ILOILO City – While placed underenhanced community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, atotal of 15,278 households in the town of Sara in Iloilo province will receivefresh vegetables from its local government unit. Municipal officials helped in therepacking of vegetables and other food packs, while the village officials weretasked to distribute the said supplies to their respective villages on ahouse-to-house basis, or to gather their residents, provided that they willobserve social distancing. “We also have the Municipal EcumenicalAdvisory Council and an association of churches here, which help us in therepacking and distribution,” the mayor said. Also, to ensure that all of itsresidents will have access to basic goods, Sara town organized its businesssector and helped boost the capabilities of the convenience stores in thevillages. “We are distributing vegetables becausewe need to increase the endurance, the resistance of our locals. If we maintaingood resistance, we can hardly be infected by the COVID-19, the mayor said. “We divided the 42 villages here intofour, and each cluster will be supplied with their primary needs through theconvenience stores” Aying said. Beneficiaries will receive vegetableslike squash, eggplant, green beans, bitter gourd, along with two kilograms ofrice, four canned goods and four packs of noodles. Mayor Jon Aying said that the localgovernment unit already started the distribution yesterday. He added that the town’s public marketis still accessible for its residents living in nearby villages. “I always reiterate to our villagechiefs to encourage their constituents to plant vegetables. We are onquarantine and in case this lasts long, after two months, we can harvest,” hesaid. The town also anticipates a P1 millionaid from the provincial government, adding that they already completed theneeded requirements. “Our local farmers are also affected. Weare buying from them so that our economic activities here will not behampered,” Aying added. The measures being applied by the localgovernment unit of the town are parts of the bid in containing the spread ofthe COVID-19.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Ambris praised for the transformation of his game

first_imgLINCOLN, New Zealand (CMC) – West Indies latest batting recruit, Sunil Ambris, has been praised for the way he has transformed his game, in order to make the rise to the international level.The 24-year-old has scored heavily over the last year, subsequently forcing his way into the West Indies one-day squad before being recently called up for the Test tour of New Zealand.He sent a clear signal to tour selectors with an audacious 153 off 145 balls in the three-day tour match against New Zealand A which ended here yesterday.“Having seen Sunil at the Under-19 level – he obviously toured Australia with the West Indies in 2012 when I was coach – I know Sunil quite well,” said assistant coach Roddy Estwick.“What he has done (since then), he’s made adjustments to his game. He doesn’t hit the ball much in the air at all, he knows where to find a single, he’s quite organised. He’s carried the good form forward.”The right-handed Ambris was in superb form in the last first class season, amassing 608 runs at an average of 43 – including a cracking double century of 231 against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in March.He also piled up 423 runs in the Regional Super50 to be one of the leading run-getters.On the one-day tour of England last September, he stroked an unbeaten 38 in his only innings before returning to the Caribbean to plunder two centuries in the two-match four-day ‘Test’ series against Sri Lanka A.“I thought he batted well in the one game he played in England and he went to the A team and got two centuries as well, so he’s brought that confidence and that form (with him),” Estwick noted.Last weekend’s hundred helped Ambris press his case for a spot in the starting XI in the first Test against the Black Caps bowling off December 1 in Wellington.But Estwick said aside from Ambris’s form, what had impressed him even more was the player’s attitude to improvement.“What I admired most about him when the fast bowlers wanted to have a workout during the first day (of the tour match),” Estwick explained.“Sunil was the first to put his pads on and he said to me, ‘I’m batting the five best fast bowlers in the region’ and the best five best fast bowlers had about an hour, hour-and-a-half bowling at him.“He was able to bat them and he took that knock straight out in the middle and you could see the benefits from it.”last_img read more

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F1: Hamilton claims 4th world title, Verstappen wins in Mexico

first_imgVerstappen won the race convincingly ahead of Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and his Finnish compatriot Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.“I’d like to say a big thanks to everybody in this Mercedes team,” said Hamilton. “What you’ve done the past couple of years is incredible. I’m so grateful.”Vettel finished fourth ahead of Frenchman Esteban Ocon of Force India, Williams’ Canadian rookie Lance Stroll on his 19th birthday, and local Mexican hero Sergio Perez in the second Force India.Dane Kevin Magnussen finished eighth for Haas ahead of Hamilton and two-time champion Fernando Alonso, who battled hard to resist Hamilton before finishing 10th for McLaren.Verstappen led from the first lap once Hamilton and Vettel had clashed.“The start was very crucial, I went around the outside and from then on I was just looking after the car and the tyres,” said the Dutchman after a third race win.“Big thanks to Red Bull, without them it was not possible. After last week (when he received a five-second penalty in Austin which lost him third place), it was a perfect race.”Mercedes’ non-executive director Niki Lauda, a three-time world champion, hailed Hamilton’s achievement.“Lewis won it, he deserves it,” said Lauda who said Vettel was at fault for the opening lap collision.“I don’t know why Sebastian drove so aggressively to destroy his race. Lewis was in front and Vettel hit him with his front wing, I just don’t understand it.”Share on: WhatsApp Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |  Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth drivers’ world championship in unexpected but dramatic fashion on Sunday when, after a first lap collision with title rival Sebastian Vettel, he finished ninth in the Mexican Grand Prix.The 32-year-old Briton, who needed to finish in the top five to be sure of the title, battled from last position in his Mercedes after suffering a puncture that needed an opening lap pit-stop as Dutchman Max Verstappen won the race for Red Bull.Vettel, already a four-time champion, came home fourth for Ferrari after driving through the field from 19th following his part in the early crash with Hamilton. He also pitted for a new front wing.Hamilton’s title triumph made him the first Briton to be a four-time champion, elevating him clear of Jackie Stewart, and alongside Vettel and Frenchman Alain Prost.Only German Michael Schumacher with seven titles and Argentine Juan-Manuel Fangio on five have claimed more championships than the Englishman.“I don’t know what happened at turn three, I gave him plenty of room,” said Hamilton.“It doesn’t feel real man. It’s not the race you want when you’re 40 seconds down, but I never gave up.”After five wins in the previous six races, it was a disappointing way for Hamilton -– who said he wanted to win the title in style –- to win the crown.last_img read more

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Local Colleges Receive Hundreds of Millions in COVID-19 Relief Aid

first_imgArthur Keiser, chancellor and CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based Keiser University, says, “We’re trying to make sure all students are covered.”Keiser must allocate at least $10.6 million of its funding to student aid, which “sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t go very far. We have almost 20,000 students,” adds the chancellor.While several other South Florida’s universities, including FAU and NSU, are still developing their plans for distributing money, FIU began accepting applications April 24. The university has received more than 3,200 applications and funded $2.5 million in requests, according to FIU spokeswoman Maydel Santana.Additionally, about half of the federal money can be used to offset expenses or losses for the institutions. FIU has calculated its losses at $6.2 million for spring, including refunds for housing and meals, protective equipment, cleaning and sanitizing, and new software. The expenses and losses are expected to be about $11 million for the summer term. “The longer this goes on, of course, the larger the shortfall,” Santana explains.Keiser said there could be new expenses if students return in the fall, as schools determine how to keep students and faculty safe. That could involve having fewer students in each classroom where everyone must wear masks and gloves. Each residential student could also be placed in a private dorm room, rather than sharing with a roommate.“Our plan is to be back to school in the fall, following whatever rules we’re given,” Arthur Keiser notes. Local college students who have been struggling to pay their bills and keep up their studies during the pandemic are getting some help from the federal government.The coronavirus relief act, or CARES Act, passed by Congress is providing hundreds of millions of dollars to local institutions, including public and private universities, community colleges and for-profit institutions.Among the local schools receiving money: Miami Dade College ($49 million), Florida International University ($38 million), Broward College ($27 million), Florida Atlantic University ($22 million), Keiser University ($21.2 million), Palm Beach State College ($18.9 million), University of Miami ($8 million) and Nova Southeastern University ($7.2 million).At least half of each school’s money is required to go toward emergency cash grants for students.The law requires recipients to already be receiving some form of federal aid, such as a Pell Grant, which goes to low-income students, or federally backed student loans, which have no income restrictions.Officials from several institutions say they are still working on exact eligibility requirements for the new money.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2016

first_imgPeter Eurton620033%33%$171,830 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won (Current Through Thursday, October 6) HOLIDAY MONDAY OCT. 10 IS DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITASanta Anita offers another of its popular Dollar Days next Monday, Oct. 10, Columbus Day. Beer, hot dogs and sodas will be on sale for a buck apiece. First post time will be 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 11, 12 and 13. The track will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday, Oct. 13.There will be two stakes races Monday, each offering $100,000 in purse money, the Zuma Beach for two-year-olds at a mile on turf, and the Surfer Girl for two-year-old fillies at a mile on turf. FINISH LINES: Dodger fans are encouraged to attend Santa Anita Saturday in Dodger gear to receive $5 off the Bud Light Lounge experience. Fans can earn the same discount online using PROMO CODE Dodgers16. Visit http://www.santaanita.com/events/bud lightlounge/ for more details . . . Santa Anita’s live money 2016 Autumn Handicapping Contest takes place Saturday and Sunday, with $85,000 in prizes (based on 90 entries) up for grabs. Visit http://www.santaanita.com/events/2016-autumn-handicapping-championship/ for more information . . . Military funeral services with honors for former Marine and award-winning photographer Bill Mochon who died Monday at 74 will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m., at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, 92122. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Doug O’Neill232439%39%$123,090 Mike Smith1031030%40%$153,820 Richard Baltas1524113%47%$150,425 OM EYES ANOTHER GRADE II WIN IN CITY OF HOPE            Om, a consistent son of Munnings trained by Dan Hendricks for the Sareen Family Trust, seeks his fourth Grade II victory in Saturday’s $200,000 City of Hope Mile on grass, a race Hendricks hopes will lead to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita Nov. 5.Om captured the Del Mar Derby, the Twilight Derby and the Mathis Brothers Mile, each with Grade II status, and was second last out in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on Aug. 21.“The post position (four of 10) is good and he’s coming up to it good,” Hendricks said. “He’ll need a nice trip. If he runs good, the plan we set up last March is to go in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and so far, it’s working out real well.”            As if there wasn’t enough speed in the City of Hope, Peter Miller adds fuel to the fire with St. Joe Bay, a versatile and quick Florida-bred son of the A.P. Indy stallion Saint Anddan who had Triple Crown aspirations in his three-year-old season last year.“He’s a good horse,” said Miller, who won two races yesterday to give him six in the first four days and put him three in front of Mark Glatt in the standings. “He’s really come around since we gelded him (two races back), so we figured we’d take a shot.”Miller trains mainly out of San Luis Rey Downs, “but I keep my second string here,” he said, “and my first string down there. We’ve got about a dozen horses at Santa Anita, plus ship-in stalls. The track here seems good, the turf seems good. They’re doing a real good job so far.“If I was oh for the meet, I’d hate it,” he added, laughing. “Trying to be objective, the track seems safe, it seems fair; the turf is a little fast, but once the grass grows a bit and gets longer, it won’t be so fast.”Doug O’Neill, meanwhile, sends out longshot Frank Conversation in the City of Hope. The three-year-old Quality Road colt will be making his first start since May 7, but has two bullet works at Los Alamitos.“He’s training really well,” O’Neill said of the winner of the Grade III El Camino Real Derby on Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta course last Feb. 13. “We’re throwing him into the deep end off a layoff, but he’s pretty fit and acts like he’s ready to get back to the races.”Steve Specht vanned Ed Johnson down from the Bay Area Tuesday for the City of Hope, in which he is a rank outsider at 30-1 on Jon White’s morning line.“He’s not a bad colt, but he’s a three-year-old running against older,” noted Specht, trainer of the Louisiana-bred gray for owner Louis Figone who races as Frankfurt Stable.“It’s been a while since the horse has run (Aug. 6), because he’s had issues with his feet, quarter cracks and such, but we’ll see what we’ve got.”The City of Hope, which goes as race eight: Frank Conversation, Rafael Bejarano, 20-1; St. Joe Bay, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Patriots Rule, Joe Talamo, 15-1; Om, Gary Stevens, 2-1; Ed Johnson, Martin Garcia, 30-1; Hootenanny, Julio Garcia, 12-1; Express Himself, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Obviously, Tyler Baze, 9-5; Perfectly Majestic, Nelson Arroyo Jr., 12-1; and Vyjack, Flavien Prat, 4-1. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Victor Espinoza1141136%55%$602,000 Rafael Bejarano2439313%63%$489,480center_img Jamie Theriot1331223%46%$109,930 NYQUIST WORKS TOWARDS BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC            Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist had his first workout Friday at 8 a.m. since finishing sixth in the Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 24, going four furlongs in 50.80 under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. It was a move Team O’Neill hopes will bring him to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.“I got him in 50 flat with the last eighth in 11 and two,” said Doug O’Neill, who trains the Uncle Mo colt for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “Running in the Classic is a tall order, for sure, but the horse has a lot of talent. He’s undefeated at Santa Anita and was an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner. We believe in him and we support him, so we should be in good shape.“He looked great in the workout.”Both O’Neill and Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had a five furlong gallop out time for Nyquist of 1:04.CHILEAN IMPORT SET FOR SWINGTIME STAKESKitkat, the Filly from Chile, makes her United States debut in Saturday’s $70,000 Swingtime Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at one mile on turf, a race her connections expect will lead to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile against males on Nov. 5.A Group I winner in her native Chile, the Swingtime will mark the first race for Kitkat since May 22 when she beat 14 rivals going a mile and a quarter on turf in the Group I Club Hipico Falabella in Chile where she has run all 13 of her previous races, winning seven, each under regular rider Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, who will make his Santa Anita debut Saturday.“The filly has been here since July; she is 100 percent and in good condition,” said former jockey Octavio Vergara, a native of Santiago, interpreting for 34-year-old trainer and fellow countryman Sebastian Silva. “She trained two months at Del Mar and now is ready for tomorrow’s race. She’s going to win and then she’ll be ready for the Breeders’ Cup.“In Chile, plans have already been made for her to run against the boys in the Mile,” concluded Vergara, who turns 60 on Dec. 23.Silva has been training for three years and comes from a family of horsemen. His father, grandfather, uncle and brother were all “in the horse business.”“This is my first time in California and I love it here at Santa Anita,” he said through Vergara. “It’s so picturesque and the mountains remind of home in Santiago. It’s beautiful.”The Swingtime: Queen of The sand, Rafael Bejarano, 9-2; Into The Mystic, Flavien Prat, 5-1; Salsita, Chantal Sutherland, 12-1; Dreamcatcher, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Kitkat, Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, 9-2; The Dream, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Cast in Silver, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 10-1; Curlin’s Fox, Gary Stevens, 4-1; Prize Exhibit, Jamie Theriot, 3-1; and Moon Over Paris, Victor Espinoza, 12-1. Kent Desormeaux1851128%39%$169,585 -30- Norberto Arroyo, Jr.2042420%50%$215,870 HENDRICKS HAS ‘HOPE’ FOR BREEDERS’ CUPNYQUIST WORKS FOUR FURLONGS FOR CLASSICFILLY FROM CHILE MAKES S. DEBUT SATURDAYDOLLAR DAY IS NEXT MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA Mark Glatt1134327%91%$133,168 Flavien Prat2343617%57%$441,580 Peter Miller1763235%65%$193,385 Bob Baffert1124118%64%$391,035 Mike Puype420050%50%$50,100last_img read more

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Ohio Pork Council wins national political advertising award

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Pork Council received top honors at this year’s American Association of Political Consultants Pollie Award conference for their pig barn pop-up mail piece.The goal of this piece was to create an eye-catching visual education piece that would capture the audience’s attention. Once their attention was captured, this piece worked to relieve misconceptions about the pork industry by answering questions and increasing transparency of modern farming.The barn discussed several topics, such as technology, manure and pig feed. This piece was created in a format that could be hand delivered to neighbors or utilized in meetings with major policy decision makers.“The Ohio Pork Council is thrilled to receive this honor,” said Emily Bir, Director of Communications, Ohio Pork Council. “We look forward to distributing the pop-up mail piece to consumers, neighbors and leaders across Ohio looking for more information on modern pork farming.”Dubbed “the Oscars of political advertising” by Esquire magazine, the Pollies are the most prized and sought-after awards in the political communications and public affairs industries.last_img read more

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Rules of Thumb for Ductless Minisplits

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Since 2008, when Carter Scott built a pioneering Massachusetts house that was heated and cooled by just two ductless minisplits, GBA has endeavored to publish reports from the field to guide people designing homes that are heated and cooled by ductless minisplits. We’ve learned a lot on this topic since 2008.My article on Carter Scott’s approach to heating and cooling was called “Just Two Minisplits Heat and Cool the Whole House.” Since that article was published, builders, engineers, and researchers have shared their minisplit experience and data. Carter Scott has given technical presentations at several conferences (including the Westford Symposium on Building Science and NESEA’s BuildingEnergy conference); energy consultant Marc Rosenbaum has written several valuable articles on the topic for GBA (including “Minisplit Heat Pumps and Zero-Net-Energy Homes” and “Practical Design Advice for Zero-Net-Energy Homes”); and researchers Kohta Ueno and Honorata Loomis have published useful monitoring data (“Long-Term Monitoring of Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pumps in the Northeast”).We now have enough information on the use of ductless minisplits to heat and cool cold-climate homes to set out some rules of thumb. The nine rules of thumb that I present below are based on the work of Scott, Rosenbaum, Ueno, and Loomis, to whom I am indebted. 1. Design your building to have an excellent thermal envelope If you want to heat and cool your building with just one or two point-source heaters, you want an above-average thermal envelope. That means that the building needs a very low rate of air leakage; above-code levels of insulation; and high-performance windows. 2. Consider snow loads when placing outdoor units If you live in snow country, your outdoor unit needs to be protected by a roof — but not a roof that inhibits… center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

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Orella falters in rhythmic gymnastics

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Syquia wins PH’s 23rd gold, rules equestrian show jump View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ She also ended up in eighth in hoop with her 9.30 score, with Koi again topping the category.Orella stayed in eighth place in ball with her 11.10 points, while this time, Malaysia’s Izzah Amzan claimed the mint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShe finished her performance with an eighth place finish in ribbon, nabbing a score of 11.05, with Malaysian Amy Kwan Dict winning the gold. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Gymnast Arielle Orella missed out on a podium finish in the apparatus finals of rhythmic gymnastics in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre Hall 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The 20-year-old Orella wound up in seventh place in clubs with her 11.10 points, where Malaysian Koi Sie Yan won the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more

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