Corps Meetings on John H. Kerr SMP

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, will be hosting public listening sessions on the update to the John H. Kerr Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) beginning on Nov. 13.The public may review the draft SMP and provide comments.  John H. Kerr staff will be available at the listening sessions to answer questions and/or address concerns directly related to the SMP.Three public listening sessions are scheduled as follows: – Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at American Legion Hall, South Hill, VA 4 – 7 p.m.;– Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Satterwhite Point SP Community Building, Henderson, NC 4 – 7 p.m.;– Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Clarksville Community Center, Clarksville, VA 4 – 7 p.m.Also, John H. Kerr staff will be available to answer questions at the Visitor Assistance Center located at 1930 Mays Chapel, Road,Boydton, VA 23917, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.The listening sessions will be conducted in an open house-type format with no formal presentation.[mappress mapid=”19139″]Press Releaselast_img read more

Schlumberger-Cameron deal clears final regulatory hurdle

first_imgWorld’s largest oilfield services provider, Schlumberger, and Cameron International Corporation jointly announced on Friday that Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has cleared their proposed merger without any conditions. MOFCOM approval represents the last major closing condition to the proposed merger. As a result, the two companies said they intend to close the transaction on  April 1, 2016.Schlumberger and Cameron announced a definitive merger agreement in which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction in August 2015, and Cameron’s stockholders voted in favor of the proposed merger in December.Prior to MOFCOM’s approval, the proposed merger was cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice in November 2015, and by the European Commission in February 2016.According to the joint press release, the closing of the proposed merger remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining closing conditions contained in the merger agreement.Until that time, the companies will continue to operate as separate and independent entities and continue to serve their respective customers.last_img read more

LSB report highlights web advice shortfall

first_img A reliable and trustworthy ‘one-stop shop’ for information; Information on which consumers could have more informed conversations with solicitors; Help with sensitive issues to avoid the need to discuss them in person; Guidance on how to choose a good solicitor; and The chance to save money by not approaching solicitors unnecessarily. The LSB report stated the need for an internet service was more of a priority at a time where funding for legal aid and other support services is being reduced. But it warned that consumers most in need of legal support and help – the lowest income groups or those facing language barriers – would be less likely to use an online service. Stakeholders were also supportive of ways to provide more information, and discussions will now be held between the profession and regulators on how to develop and publicise an advice site. Consumers of legal services want more tailored support from the internet as a first point of contact for their legal problems, a report has found. Research carried out by the Legal Services Board found consumers were often ‘swamped’ by information online and gave up halfway through their search. The LSB said there was real potential for an official and independent ‘legal advice and guidance’ site. Relatively few consumers currently rely on online sources to gain reassurance or information. Those searches that were undertaken often resulted in ‘too much information and choice’. ‘There was a common view that the law is very precise, can turn on the smallest detail, and therefore the risks involved in trying to build up your own knowledge based on the wild west of the internet was too great,’ the report said. ‘In comparison, with health issues – another area where consumers regularly rely on expert professional advice – consumers knew you could refer to NHS Direct online, and “it wouldn’t lie to you”.’ When offered the prospect of an independent website for advice, consumers felt it could offer:last_img read more

Freight Victoria spreads its wings

first_imgWITH EFFECT from March 1, Rail America’s Australian rail freight franchisee Freight Victoria has been renamed Freight Australia. The change reflects an expanding sphere of operations, with the start of a second contract operation in New South Wales at the end of February. Freight Australia has deployed two locos and 40 wagons to haul grain to Port Kembla, under contract to AWB Ltd, the former Australian Wheat Board. Last year the operator won a contract to haul timber from Queanbeyan and Bathurst to Port Kembla, and it plans to set up a local office in New South Wales.Rail America won the 45-year franchise to run V/Line Freight in May 1999, and its Victorian operation is currently handling over 7 million tonnes a year. On March 15, Freight Australia signed a five-year contract with Wabtec Corp for maintenance of 148 diesel locos, management of its Melbourne-based stores, and supply of spares, with an optional five year extension. To manage the business, Wabtec has formed a new subsidiary, Wabtec Australia Ltd. nlast_img read more

Railway supply industry news round-up

first_imgSystra announced on August 31 that it had completed the acquisition of International Bridge Technologies. This will enable the consultancy to establish ‘a global bridge centre of excellence’ that will offer specialist design expertise. This is Systra’s first acquisition in a specific engineering discipline, marking a significant strategic move, the company says. It added that more than 60% of bridges globally are used in rail projects, making the specialism highly complementary to Systra’s core business.On August 31, the Railway Engineering Maintenance and Suppliers Association organised a tour of the Fort Wayne, Indiana factory of Press-Seal Corp, which specialises in concrete sleeper production and related track components. Joining the tour was Congressman Jim Banks, who was able to discuss public policy priorities for the US rail supply industryThe railway axle subsidiary of Russian supplier Lugcentrokuz has received an enhanced level of quality certification under the M-1003 standard. Valid until the end of 2019, this approval enables the company to supply its 27 and 32 tonne axleload products on the international market, including in North America where it already works with Progress Rail Services.last_img read more

Egypt police kill 11 suspected ‘terrorists’ in a shootout

first_imgEgyptian security forces killed 11 suspected “terrorist elements” during a raid on a hideout for militants providing support for jihadists in the northern Sinai, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.A ministry statement said police were still identifying the suspected militants killed in the raid in Ismailiya province after they opened fire on security forces approaching the hideout.Militants carried out a bomb and gun assault on a mosque in Rawda village in North Sinai province on Friday, killing 305 people – the deadliest in Egypt’s recent history – in an attack thought to have been carried out by the Islamic State group.It is widely believed in Egypt that the massacre took place at the mosque because Sufi Muslims worshipped there.The raid on the hideout was part of a security campaign in the province of Ismailiya around the Suez Canal separating the Sinai Peninsula from the rest of the country, and in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya.Police were pursuing leaders of “terrorist groups in North Sinai that aimed to carry out a series of hostile operations targeting important and vital buildings and Christian churches,” the statement said.Security forces were able to identify “a group of these elements and the hideouts they were using to hide, train, and store means of logistic support ahead of smuggling them to terrorist groups in North Sinai”.The statement said police also arrested six suspected militants and three people thought to have smuggled communications equipment to them.It said weapons, ammunition and communication devices were recovered.last_img read more

ECCO files lawsuit against radio station

first_img Sharing is caring! Share The Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization (ECCO) has confirmed that it is taking legal action against Island Communications (Kairi FM) and entertainment centre Krazy Koconuts for copyright infringement – a continuation of a dispute over a December 6, 2013 concert. In December 2013, ECCO filed an injunction against the organizers of a concert featuring Trinidadian soca artistes Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons of Trinidad to stop the concert from taking place.However attempts to stop the show from taking place failed. The High Court later ruled in favor of the concert organizers on December 20, 2013 as the injunction was never served on the proprietor, Frankie ‘Krazy T’ Bellot.ECCO’s chairman, Mc Cathy Marie told Dominica Vibes on Saturday, May 31, 2014 that a substantive claim has been filed against both companies which has been served. The legal document claims for damages for infringements which took place at the concert and prohibiting the two companies from playing ECCO’s copyright music without out authorization.Trinidadian soca stars; Fay-Ann Lyons (left), Concert organizer Frankie “Krazy Tee” Bellot and Bunji Garlin after their performance. Photo credit: Go Entertainment Now“We filed a substantive claim against them for copyright infringement…The suit is a continuation of the same action in December; we filed new amended papers against them,” Mr. Marie said. He expressed confidence that the matter will go in ECCO’s favor based on precedence set from a previous trial heard in Dominica.“All the evidence and the facts are in order and are in our favor and its basically the same facts that we presented to the judge which convinced him that we should get an injunction, because it’s the same facts in the case”.“So having already won in front of the judge for an injunction before the event it is simply a formalizing matter that we may by-pass, we might have a trial if they don’t come to their senses before a trial date is set,” Marie said. He added that an amount for damages has not yet finalized by ECCO.Marie further stated that similar action will be taken against other persons including the broadcast media who continue to use the property of ECCO without proper authorization. Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews ECCO files lawsuit against radio station by: – May 31, 2014 178 Views   4 commentslast_img read more

PREVIEW: Browns host reigning Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles for final dress rehearsal

first_imgCLEVELAND – The Cleveland Browns will look to bounce back from a loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week Three of the preseason as the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles come to Cleveland on Thursday night. The Eagles will still be without starting quarterback Carson Wentz for what’s often referred to as the final dress rehearsal for players. Wentz saw his magical 2017 season come to and end several weeks early after tearing his ACL late in Week 14 against the Rams. They will, however, have Nick Foles back under center after the Super Bowl MVP injured his shoulder in the team’s second preseason game.Meanwhile, with their starters in action for one final time, the Browns are hoping to put together a complete performance in all phases.Here are three things to keep an eye on against the Eagles:1) Offense plays consistent ball In week one, it was the passing game that shined. In week two, the running game. So, one would assume that week three the Browns could put it all together offensively, right? That would be ideal since this is most likely the last preseason game the starters will play. What better test for the Browns offense than the defending Super Bowl champs?2) Defense continues to shineThe first team defense has been playing outstanding to start the regular season. While, the number one thing on everyone’s mind is the quarterbacks, the defense has been arguably the best side of the ball for the Browns so far. General Manager John Dorsey revamped a lot of the defense this offseason, mainly the secondary. So far, it’s paid dividends.3) Special teams Special Teams has been a big problem for the Browns for the past few seasons. So far this preseason, that remains to be the case. During his latest press conference, cead Coach Hue Jackson has continued to emphasize the importance of special teams. Here’s what Hue Jackson had to say about the special teams this week: “Covering punts better. We have to do that. We can’t have the ball coming back at us like it had the last week. We have some improving to do.” Look for the Browns to respond to their coach’s request this week.Kickoff is at 8 p.m. on Fox and Channel 5.Follow: @Tim_Whelan216 Tim Whelan Related Topics2018 Cleveland Browns2018 NFL PreseasonHue JacksonPhiladelphia Eagleslast_img read more

Two Candidates File For Chenault’s House Seat

first_imgChenault: “My vision of Alaska is to be able to provide Alaskans jobs through resource development.  That is how we get Alaskans back on track.” Ben Carpenter of Nikiski, will be running in the Republican primary, and Shawn Butler of Hope has filed as a nonpartisan in the Democratic primary. Representative Mike Chenault (R-K-Pen) announced he will be running for Governor in the November election, and that he did not intend to seek re-election for his current House seat. Chenault has represented District 29 since 2000, and has been the longest sitting Speaker of the House in the history of the Alaska State Legislature. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Two candidates on the Kenai Peninsula have filed letters of intent with the Alaska Division of Elections to run for the House District 29 seat. The list of candidates will be made final after the filing deadline on June 1. Now that the work is done in Juneau, Chenault said that he is planning several events on the Kenai to get feedback from locals on how they feel about him moving to a new floor in the Alaska State Capitol.last_img read more

Northolt boxer Toms regains title

first_imgNortholt’s Ryan Toms regains the southern area light-middleweight title with a two-round demolition of Nathan Weise at York Hall. (Video courtesy of Goodwin Promotions)See also: Toms blasts away Weise to regain titleAdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img