Burnout Operations Secure Western Edge Of Medio Fire

first_imgSFNF News:Crews worked into the night to successfully complete burnout operations on the western edge of the Medio Fire.These efforts aimed to eliminate the remaining fuel between the main body of the fire and the handline previously constructed by firefighters.The fire, sparked by lightning Aug. 17, has consumed 3,681 acres on the Rio en Medio Trail in the Española Ranger District and is 59 percent contained.Today, firefighters will patrol the containment lines, mop up any hot spots, and continue suppression repair efforts. An initial attack crew stands ready to suppress any new fire starts. Monday, crews took advantage of favorable weather conditions to secure the perimeter on the western edge of the fire by burning remaining vegetation between the main body of the fire and the constructed fire line.Aided by aerial ignition, crews worked through Monday afternoon and into the evening hours to safely ignite a slow backing fire down the slopes to control the fire intensity. Crews completed blading of Aspen Ranch Road to Forest Road 102 as a part of suppression repair efforts. Due to the success of burnout operations Monday, the incident management team will continue to demobilize resources this week.Weather: A cold front is expected to move through New Mexico today. Decreased temperatures and increased humidity will temper fire behavior, however afternoon thunderstorms could bring erratic winds that may stoke flames in areas sheltered from precipitation.Community Meeting: A recording of Monday’s virtual community meeting is now available at https://facebook.com/santafeNF/. No account is required to view the video. The next virtual community meeting will be streamed at 6 p.m. Monday on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Facebook page. American Sign Language interpretation and live-captioning services are provided. We will monitor online Facebook questions during the meeting, or you can email us your questions in advance at 2020.medio@firenet.gov. A recording will be posted immediately following the live meeting.Closures and Restrictions: The closure order remains in effect prohibiting members of the public from entering the restricted area, including all Forest Service lands, roads and trails, within an area that is roughly defined by the Rio Nambe Trail #160 on the north, the Borrego Trail #150 and Forest Road 412 on the east, Forest Road 102 on the south and back up the forest boundary line on the west to meet the Rio Nambe Trail #160. Stage 1 fire restrictions remain in effect on the Santa Fe National Forest to reduce the risk for human-caused wildfire under the current dry weather conditions. A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the fire area. Santa Fe County has a burn ban in effect.Smoke: Updated smoke and air quality information is available at https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/SantaFe. Residual smoke from yesterday’s burnout operations may linger in canyons and valleys through the morning hours. Sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found at https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/.last_img read more

A welcome for Wates

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

5K Logistics delivers five power generation systems to New Mexico

first_imgManufactured by Wartsila in Finland, each generator measured 13.35 m x 3.3 m x 4.25 m and weighed 135 tonnes. There were also 35 large breakbulk pieces (including radiators, pumps, exhaust piping), plus 45 x 40 ft containers of accessories accompanying the generators.The shipment originated at the Port of Rauma, Finland and was offloaded in Houston, USA.The five generators were transported by rail to a siding 5.6 km miles from the job site, where they were transferred to 12-axle Goldhofer trailers using a push up gantry system and delivered to the Lea County Electric Cooperativesite in Lovington. The accessory pieces and containers were trucked directly to the jobsite from Houston and other vendor locations.At the jobsite, the generators were offloaded from the trailers using a jack and slide system to be set into place. This project was managed by 5K Logistics’ vice president, Gus Chalos through the company’s Houston office.5K Logistics is a Global Logistics Supplier (GLS) for Wartsila.last_img read more

Return cargo contract at Everett

first_imgEvery month ECL loads aerospace containers for transport back to Japan to be reloaded with new airplane parts – typically this is the only cargo loaded on board the vessel. However, Formark is now delivering nearly 3.3 million board feet of logs to the Port of Everett to be loaded under deck of the ECL chartered ship. Two shipments have already been completed, with four further scheduled for the rest of 2016. The agreement is expected to be the start of a multi-year business partnership. “This is a strategic partnership that will benefit jobs, commerce and natural resources in Everett and Washington State,” said Carl Wollebek, chief operating officer at the Port of Everett.  “The port is very fortunate to have industry partners such as Miller Shingle, Dunlap Towing, Stevedoring Services of America, Jones Stevedoring and the ILWU to be able to support the local log industry spearheaded by Formark.”www.portofeverett.comlast_img read more

Chipolbrok watches the market ahead of newbuild order

first_imgAt a post-Breakbulk Europe evening reception in Bremen, Chipolbrok’s general director Piotr Mikolajczyk thanked the shipping line’s customers, agents, brokers and supporters. He went on to highlight the challenging times that the multipurpose market is facing. “It is the situation we have to adjust to and we need to look ahead,” he added.Chipolbrok’s liner services around the globe have been impacted by political developments, such as the conflict between the USA and Iran, which is stirring up negative investment sentiment, particularly within the oil and gas industry. Further still, the trade dispute between the USA and China is affecting the utilisation of the Chipolbrok fleet. Mikolajczyk added that the technical design behind the four additional vessels is almost clear, but the final decision depends on the market and the potential cargoes that will be carried in the changing landscape. The shipping line affirmed that, in a market where multipurpose vessels lay idle in Asia, it does not want to inflate the situation even more by adding tonnage. “We are carefully observing the developments in the multipurpose market to place our newbuilding orders at the right time,” said Mikolajczyk.Chipolbrok’s fleet currently includes 15 owned vessels and two chartered units. The carrier acknowledged that its four older ships – the Orkan-type units that were built in 2003/2004 – will need to be replaced in the near future.Chipolbrok is also strengthening its position in the South East Asian market through the partnership of its joint venture Chipobal in Singapore with East Sailing Singapore. www.chipolbrok.com.pllast_img read more

Funder defies litigation market uncertainty with Vannin acquisition

first_imgA New York investment manager with assets of $40bn (£32 bn) has defied uncertainty about the litigation financing market by acquiring funder Vannin Capital. Vannin, set up in 2010, last year abandoned plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, citing volatility in global markets. Privately held Fortress Investment Group said today it will acquire 100% of the equity in Vannin from existing shareholders. These include majority owner Bramden Investments, a private equity vehicle funded by Isle of Man-based DLA Group. The acquisition is expected to complete later this month. No financial details were disclosed. The future of the overall litigation funding market has been stalked by uncertainty over the past month since a critical analyst’s report sent shares in London-listed Burford Capital tumbling. Vannin had intended to list on the London market in October last year but, on cancelling the plan, announced that it was in no hurry to secure new capital. In a statement today, Dan Craddock, founder of Bramden, said: ‘We are pleased to announce the sale of our interests in Vannin Capital to Fortress Investment Group. Over the last few months, as we evaluated how best to accelerate future growth, we have received several offers for the business. Fortress represented the strongest choice in all respects, not least due to its established position in the market and its long-standing relationship with Vannin.’Gordon Runté, managing director of Fortress, said: ‘Vannin has been a leading investor and innovator in the litigation finance space, and we’ve enjoyed our partnership to date. We believe this acquisition is a logical next step and natural fit for our business, and it will complement the breadth of our relationships and leadership in the space.’last_img read more

Why cellphones need to be cleaned regularly

first_imgDo you clean your phone regularly? Or a better question would be have you ever cleaned your phone?Well, a Nigerian general physician with the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, Abuja, Dr Arikawe Adeolu has advised cell phones users to always clean them regularly with antiseptic wipes to avoid contracting infections from them and lead a healthy life.Adeolu added that mobile phones accumulate more germs than toilet seats.“Researches reveal that cell phones have more than 25,000 germs per square inch making them dirtier than toilet seats,” he said.According to the physician, cell phones picked up these germs and bacteria on different surfaces they are placed either at work places, homes, restaurants or places of worship.He said that people cleaned their toilets and homes more than they did their mobile phones; making the phones breeding grounds for millions of germs and bacteria.Cellphones are rarely cleaned and remain warm from consistent use hence germs and bacteria could continuously breed on them. This in turn puts users at the risk of contracting various kinds of diseases.“Some researchers have discovered that the Influenza virus is present in some cell phones.“E. Coli, a bacterium which is found in faeces, has also been found to be on mobile devices among other bacteria.“Some studies have shown that nine out of 10 cell phones have the E. Coli bacteria. The phone keeps getting dirty and becomes a breeding ground for germs because we do not sanitise them in any way.“Because of the presence of the influenza virus, one is at the risk of contracting the flu without knowing how or where it came from.“E. coli is responsible for some forms of fever and diarrhoea.“The germs found on phones cause diseases and so one can pick up different kinds of diseases depending on the type of germ present on the phone,” Adeolu said.He said that humans were at a greater risk of coming in contact with germs and bacteria from cell phones than from other means.last_img read more

PM tours Ross University expansion

first_img Share 471 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Thursday January 15th 2014, met with Ross University School of Medicine officials along with Health Minister Dr Kenneth Darroux, Minister of Planning, Economic Development and Investment Dr Collin McIntyre and the financial secretary Rosamund Edwards.The officials were given a tour of the institution’s expansion project which was launched in May 2014. The expansion, which includes the construction of a student centre is estimated at over EC$2 million.The 47, 500 square foot facility will house a library, study space and other rooms for teaching and learning. It is anticipated that the student centre will become the most prominent building on campus.In 1978, Ross University opened its doors in Snug Corner, Loubiere with about 12 students. Soon after the school moved to Castaways Hotel at the time and in 1979 found its home in Picard after Hurricane David.In 2000 the school was sold to a private company and in 2003 the school changed ownership to Devry Inc. The school has 35, 000 students enrolled into its various medical science programs.center_img Share LocalNews PM tours Ross University expansion by: Dominica Vibes News – January 15, 2015 Tweetlast_img read more

Jameer Nelson Makes Sense as Cavs Backup Point Guard Option

first_imgAfter Joe Vardon’s report that the Cavaliers are discussing a trade to acquire a backup point guard, the natural response is “who would the Cavs go after?”*Before reading any further, let me preface this by saying this is not based on any “inside information” and I am not implying that any deal is imminent.*The two pieces the Cavs would likely include in a deal are up and coming shooting guard Jordan McRae and backup point guard Mo Williams, who has an expiring contract of $2.2 million and is not going to be ready to return to a basketball court any time soon, if he even wants to in the first place.McRae would be the most intriguing part of that deal and Williams would just be included to make the salaries work, free up his roster spot, and give the other team a chunk of salary for cap space.Keeping all of that in mind, who would be a realistic option for the Cavs to pursue?Jameer Nelson: Denver NuggetsNelson, 34, is a savvy veteran and will not be needed as much in Denver now that Emmanuel Mudiay has a full season under his belt.Nelson averaged 7.7 points and 4.9 assists per game in 2015-16, playing 39 games in Denver and starting 15 times between December and January.If the Cavs are looking for someone who is capable of handling a steady workload to limit Kyrie Irving’s minutes, Nelson has the proven track record to do that.His injury-history is a slight concern, but 2015-16 was the first time he missed more than 30 games since 2008-09.The trade would also benefit a rebuilding Nuggets team, who would get a promising young combo guard, McRae in return.Looking around the league, there are very few options that appear to benefit both sides when it comes to a potential McRae/Williams for a backup point guard trade.Many of the potential veteran candidates are unable to be traded until Dec. 14, when they become unrestricted. But the Cavs don’t appear to want to wait that long. If they were willing to do that, they probably would not be pursuing a trade heading into opening night.There are some backup point guard options who are young and intriguing, but if the Cavs wanted to go the route of young and intriguing, they have McRae and Felder, who both fit into that category.Part of the problem is that McRae is such a mystery. He’s shown flashes in very brief stints at the NBA level and played great in the Summer League and preseason, but what team is going to trade a proven commodity for that kind of unknown?The Nuggets seem to be a great partner in this scenario because they are continuing to assemble young pieces to build around for the future.Perhaps McRae could become a part of that future alongside guys like Mudiay (20), Nikola Jokic (21), Gary Harris (22), Jusuf Nurkic (22), and Jamal Murray (19).Nelson could have a bigger impact on a veteran Cavs roster than he would watching Mudiay play 30 minutes a night.Although Nelson’s best days are behind him, he is a dependable option, having played 26.6 minutes per game in 2015-16.Not unlike former-Cavs backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova, Nelson plays with a pass-first mentality and takes care of the ball.  Once in a while, Nelson could even knock down the open three.The area where Nelson differs from Delly – a clear downside to his game – is defense, but that’s why guys like Dellavedova are making $10 mil. per year and out of Cleveland’s price range.There’s no perfect solution to this issue, but that’s life in the NBA. When a good player earns a raise, great teams can’t always keep them, and the Cavs are dealing with that first-hand in 2016-17.If giving Kyrie a dependable backup is the main priority, the Cavs may have to sacrifice the potential upside of McRae and go with the trustworthy Nelson to avoid some sort of “experiment” backfiring. Matt Medley 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 Related Topicslast_img read more

Kebanjiran Pesanan, Boeing 737 MAX Toreh Sejarah Penjualan Pesawat Tercepat di Dunia

first_imgPihak Boeing sendiri kini tengah sibuk untuk menyelesaikan pesanan senilai $11 miliar atau setara dengan Rp14 triliun untuk 75 buah Boeing 737 MAX-nya. Di luar dari kesibukkannya belakangan ini, perusahaan yang berbasis di Chicago, Illinois, Amerika tersebut baru saja menyelesaikan pesanan dari Avolon, perusahaan penyewaan pesawat internasional  yang bermarkas di Dublin. Avolon diketahui memesan 55 pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8s, dan 20 buah Boeing 737 MAX  10s, dengan pilihan 20 pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8s sebagai tambahan.Boeing 737 MAX 10 merupakan keluaran anyar yang baru saja diperkenalkan pada perhelatan Paris Airshow 2017 silam. Pesawat ini memiliki biaya seat-mile terendah di kelas pesawat single-aisle. Spesifikasi pesawat ini memperkuat kebutuhan Avolon yang melihat adanya peningkatan permintaan di segmen pesawat berbodi sempit.“Hadirnya Boeing 737 MAX ini akan memperkuat komitmen Avolon untuk menyediakan pesawat terbang berteknologi tinggi yang efisien kepada konsumen di pasar,” kata Presiden dan CEO Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Kevin McAllister.Tidak hanya Avolon, Boeing juga disinyalir baru saja meneken nota pembelian terhadap seri 737 MAX-nya dengan salah satu maskapai raksasa asal Timur Tengah, FlyDubai. Kerja sama dengan FlyDubai tersebut dilakukan beberapa hari sebelum Avolon melayangkan pesanannya kepada Boeing. Satu nama lain yang turut menggembungkan kas keuangan Boeing adalah Singapore Airlines, dengan jumlah pesanan senilai US$14 juta atau setara dengan Rp189 miliar.Baca Juga: Lion Air Pesan 50 Unit Boeing 737 MAX 10 Senilai US$6,24 Miliar“Dengan lebih dari 140 pesawat Boeing 737 MAX yang sekarang sudah menjadi bagian dari armada yang kita miliki, kami yakin bahwa tingkat efisiensi dan keandalan dari keluarga pesawat 737 MAX akan terus memungkinkan pelanggan kami untuk mengembangkan bisnis mereka secara menguntungkan selama beberapa tahun mendatang,” ungkap CEO Avolon, Dómhnal Slattery.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSingapore AirShow 2018: Resmi Tampilkan Konfigurasi, Boeing 737 Max 10 Siap Mengangkasa di 202012/02/2018In “Domestik”Intip Kecanggihan dan Ruang Kabin Boeing 737 MAX 8 Garuda Indonesia29/12/2017In “Bandara”Boeing 737 MAX 7, Pecahkan Rekor Internal Penjualan Pesawat Tercepat Sepanjang Sejarah!07/02/2018In “Featured” Sumber: wikipedia Sebagai perusahaan manufaktur dirgantara papan atas, Boeing memiliki catatan penjualannya sendiri. Dari sekian banyak pesawat yang diproduksinya, terselip satu jenis pesawat yang tercatat sebagai pesawat dengan penjualan tercepat di dunia, yaitu jenis pesawat narrow body Boeing 737 MAX. Diketahui, pesawat jenis ini sudah diproduksi untuk memenuhi jumlah pesanan yang banyaknya melebihi angka 4.000 pesawat dari 92 pelanggan yang berbeda.Baca Juga: Flydubai, LCC Yang Hadirkan Kenyamanan Kelas Bisnis di Boeing 737MaxDihimpun KabarPenumpang.com dari laman bizjournals.com (20/11/2017), pesawat tipe MAX ini menggabungkan teknologi CFM International LEAP-1B Engine teranyar, pengaplikasian sayap berteknologi advanced, dan beberapa perbaikan minor dari seri sebelumya. Bisa disimpulkan, sejumlah operator penerbangan menilai pengaplikasian beberapa teknologi baru pada Boeing 737 MAX ini dirasa cocok dengan apa yang dibutuhkan oleh masing-masing armadanya.last_img read more