Daily Postcard: Flower Baskets At 20th And Deacon

first_imgDaily Postcard: Flower baskets hanging on a light pole Friday evening at 20th and Deacon streets in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img

McPhy in Columbian hydrogen fuel plan

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Air Products’ Indura to build new plant

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Central Asian strategic transport plan agreed

first_imgASIA: Meeting at Wuhan in China at the end of October, ministers from the 10 Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Program countries agreed an action plan to implement transport infrastructure projects costing more than US$23bn, together with energy and trade initiatives aimed at improving connectivity.The majority of the medium-term rail, road and air projects prioritised in the Wuhan Action Plan relate to the six CAREC corridors, which according to the Asian Development Bank are to be developed on a ‘voluntary’ and ‘pragmatic’ basis. The action plan is seen as living document which would be updated annually. ADB will act as facilitator. As well as building new infrastructure, efforts will be made to reduce bureaucratic barriers to cross-border trade and to tackle smuggling. Work is to be undertaken to assess the role of public-private partnerships in the development of transport infrastructure. Railway priority projects in the CAREC 2020 strategy Country Project Cost (US$m) Planned implementation Afghanistan Construction of 62 km fourth stage of (Iran) – Rahzanak/Ghurian – Herat route 125·0 2011-13 Afghanistan Construction of Sherkhan Bandar – Kunduz – Khulm – Naibabad – Andkhvoy – Herat route 450·0 2012-15 Afghanistan Construction of Aqina (Turkmenistan) – Andkhvoy route 75·0 2012-15 Azerbaijan Trade and transport facilitation for Baku – Tbilisi – Kars route project 795·0 2011-14 Kazakhstan Construction of Zhezkazgan – Saksaul’skaya route 2007·0 2012-16 Kazakhstan Almaty – Korgas 1068·0 2012-15 Kyrgyzstan Purchase of equipment for wagon repair and maintenance facility 4·0 2011-12 Kyrgyzstan Rehabilitation of Balykchy – Chaldovar – Lugovaya (Kazakhstan) route 65·6 2011-15 Kyrgyzstan Electrification of Lugovaya (Kazakhstan) – Bishkek route 250·0 2011-16 Mongolia Track maintenance depot 35·0 2012-14 Mongolia Rail operations control centre 57·0 2012-14 Mongolia Passenger station extension 45·0 2012-15 Tajikistan Construction of 40 km Vahdat – Yavan route 180·0 2012-15 Tajikistan Construction of 50 km Kolkhozobod – Dusti – Nizhniy Pyandzh – Afghan border route 90·0 2012-15 Turkmenistan Construction of Dashoguz – Shasenem – Gazojak route 454·0 2013-15 Turkmenistan Construction of Atamurat – Ymamnazar – Aqina route 200·0 2012-13 Uzbekistan Acquisition of new freight and passenger locomotives 122·5 2009-11/2013-14 Uzbekistan Electrification of Qarshi – Termez route 388·0 2012-17 Uzbekistan Navoi – Uchkuduk – Sultanuizdag – Nukus route 149·5 ongoing to 2012 Uzbekistan Doubling and electrification of 93 km Yangiyer – Jizzax route 320·7 2009-13 Uzbekistan Electrification of Marakand – Qarshi route 208·4 2011-16 Uzbekistan Electrification of Marakand – Navoi – Bukhara route 443·9 2014-18last_img read more

Port of Virginia Sets Annual Volume Record, Handles 2.84 Million TEUs

first_imgThe Port of Virginia set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.84 million twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, a 7 percent increase over last year’s total.In 2017, loaded import and export volumes were up 8.6 percent and about 1 percent, respectively, over the prior year. The port saw increases in TEUs, truck volume, rail volume and total volume at Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT), the port’s growing barge terminal on the James River. Further, the port saw the number of new import vehicles (cars) at Newport News Marine Terminal jump 22.5 percent.“In 2017, we moved 185,000 more TEUs than we did in 2016, which until now, was our highest volume year on record,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “For calendar 2017, we had a perfect streak with every month setting a new month-record, bringing us to a new annual record and did this while undertaking the largest infrastructure project in the port’s history.“The growth is significant – 15,442 TEUs a month, on average – and we have responded with improved throughput and safety in all facets of the operation. With this level of growth, we are truly solidifying our position as the Mid-Atlantic’s global gateway.”The number of ships calling Virginia dropped by 9 percent in 2017. Fewer ships, but bigger in size with increasing cargo loads is a trend that was expected and one that will continue, Reinhart said. The increasing vessel sizes are the driver of the terminal expansion projects and larger effort to dredge the Norfolk Harbor to 55 feet and widen its in- and out-bound commercial navigation channels.“In 2018 we will continue on our forward trajectory. Our focus now is the expansion of Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), taking delivery of the first group of rail-mounted gantry cranes later this month and then bringing the first new stacks at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) online in April. We are moving forward on our wider, deeper, safer initiative that will make the Norfolk Harbor the U.S. East Coast’s deepest and safest harbor. The Port of Virginia brand and its reputation as a world-class port are growing.”Reinhart also noted that the port is a significant driver of economic investment and jobs throughout the Commonwealth. In 2017, the port was instrumental in helping to generate 5,525 jobs and the development of 3.37 million square feet of space that had a total investment value of USD 1.02 billion.“The accomplishments of 2017 are a real tribute to our team and our port partners,” Reinhart said. “As our expansion unfolds, we are operating in a period of transition. We are aware of the risks and are undertaking the necessary planning to maintain our service levels with an emphasis on safety. We know we can always improve and continue to do those things that make us a sustainable business and grow The Port of Virginia.”December is the half-way mark in fiscal year 2018 and thus far TEU volumes are 1,456,234 TEUs, which is an increase of 5.7 percent when compared with the same period last fiscal year; gate volumes were 514,097 moves, up 9 percent; and loaded imports and exports are up 8.4 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively.The calendar year was completed with December’s TEU volumes of 237,525 TEUs, an increase of 3.4 percent when compared with last December. Also in December, rail volume was up nearly 4 percent; RMT volume up 5 percent; motor-carrier volume up 3.5 percent; and breakbulk tonnage up 5.6 percent.Sea News, January 11 Author: Priyanka Ann Sainilast_img read more

DBF continues call for protection of private sector’s investments

first_imgPresident of the Dominica Business Forum, Severin McKenziePresident of the Dominica Business Forum, Severin McKenzie has stated the investments of foreign or local investor, no matter the size needs protection. McKenzie was speaking at the opening ceremony of the DBF’s housing and construction symposium on Wednesday 24 January 2018, where he said the 2018 hurricane season is just over four months away and there is a lot of work to be done, not only in preparation for the season but in taking the necessary action to restore lives. “As a private sector organisation, the Dominica Business Forum will continue to remind the authorities and the population that the treatment given to the private sector enterprises in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, through the looting and vandalism will not disappear until there is some semblance of closure which gives confidence and comfort to private investors to invest in Dominica,” he said adding, “The private sector’s request is simple; there is a need for a public inquiry to find out the failures in the security apparatus which allowed Dominicans to turn on the private sector with such brutality.”McKenzie said information gathered from the Dominica Social Security indicates that as of December 31 2016, one thousand, five hundred and sixty-three active employers were registered in the private sector in Dominica. The private sector employs fourteen thousand, seven hundred and fifty-eight Dominicans, he said.The DBF President added that according to the population census of 2011, Dominica recorded a housing count of twenty-six thousand and eighty-five households; this he said is part of the private sector and hence private investments. “So when an investor foreign or local makes a conscious decision to invest in Dominica, the enabling environment must be created to ensure that this investment as small or as big as it is succeeds and if profitable…so many business owners in Dominica concerned about the future of their businesses and their livelihood,” said McKenzie. Tweet Share Share 84 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! BusinessLocalNews DBF continues call for protection of private sector’s investments by: Dominica Vibes News – January 29, 2018last_img read more

The Dominican Community Mourns the Passing of the Original Pioneer of Women in Calypso

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews The Dominican Community Mourns the Passing of the Original Pioneer of Women in Calypso by: – June 2, 2020 112 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! (Photo: DNO) Share Tweetcenter_img Share Seraphine “The Mighty Kon Labi” HyacinthBy: Alex Bruno Seraphine Hyacinth aka “The Mighty Kon Lanbi” has died.Hyacinth’s sister, Ruby Hyacinth-James, confirmed that she passed following a prolonged illness. She died on Friday, May 29, 2020.Kon Lanbi was the first and only female calypsonian involved in Calypso in the early 70s. Seraphine earned the name Kon Labi, thanks to her dad, Elon Hyacinth, who was a fisherman who used the conch shell (Kon Lanbi) to announce his catch.The Mighty Kon Lanbi began singing Calypso in 1970/71 in Portsmouth, while she was in her early 20s.  Her first calypso I’m Gonna Win the Calypso Crown, was written by John Alexis, and it comprised lyrics like: “make the men hold their tongue, I’m gonna win the calypso crown, and make Portsmouth women strong”. Alexis was also Kon Lanbi’s brother-in-law, and teacher at the St. John School. In 1972 Kon Labi sang Go Back to Africa and her 1973 song was entitled, Kon Labi is the one we want in 73. In 1974, Seraphine sang Free for 74: I don’t want no heavy load, all I want is fet, fet, fet, a song which was written by Livingston Castle (Might Spencer).Kon Lanbi was one of four Portsmouth calypsonians who participated in the national calypso competition in Roseau in 1974, and she placed 4th. When asked about reward for her achievements, Seraphine said, “at that time they were not paying, you just sang for free and for fun”. The other three north calypsonians were Tremendous, Mico, and Tiger. Kon Labi qualified for the national competition after performing at the Rovers Calypso Tent.The Mighty Kon Lanbi migrated to St. Martin in 1975, where she would continue singing calypso for a few years. In St. Martin, she went by the name: Super Sey. Hyacinth’s kaiso mentors were Mico, Spencer and the Mighty Sparrow; Kon Lanbi said that she loved kaiso because she loved carnival and carnival is calypso. Hyacinth converted to Christianity, and her love for calypso waded, but she was gracious enough to grant me an exclusive interview in 2014. The complete story will be released sometime in the near future, to coincide with the delayed release of my book: Historical Perspectives of Calypso & Soca.Seraphine “Kon Labi” Hyacynth was the pioneer woman in Dominica Calypso. He sister, Ruby, says that she was the Calypso Rose of Dominica. She certainly paved the way for Juliana “Jah Lee” Alfred to become the first calypso queen in 1978, Avis “Lady A” Bruno, who was the only female kaiso finalist of the 80s and Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier – Dominica’s first female Kaiso Monarch in 2011.Seraphine “Kon Lanbi” Hyacinth, who will be laid to rest in St. Martin later this week, is a major loss for Calypso, Portsmouth and Dominica. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.Listen to The Mighty Kon Lanbi  in discussion with  Alex Bruno below: Sharelast_img read more

Mobile food pantry arrives March 16 in Farmington Hills

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Local residents in need are welcome to attend a community mobile food pantry, held on Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Tawheed Center of Farmington Hills.Co-sponsored by Muslim Family Services, the mobile food pantry is open on the third Saturday of each month.The Tawheed Center is located at 29707 W. 10 Mile Road. To learn more, call 248-252-6962. Reported bylast_img

Di 2021, Laut Pedalaman Seto Jepang Bakal Kehadiran Boat-Hailing yang Serba Bisa!

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedGunakan Mesin Wartsila 31, Kapal Ferry di Jepang Sangat Efisien dan Ramah Lingkungan22/03/2020In “Angkutan Ferry”Tabrak Ikan Paus, Kapal Ferry di Jepang Alami Kerusakan dan Ciderai Puluhan Penumpang13/03/2019In “Angkutan Ferry”Kenali 10 Rute Kapal Ferry Terindah di Dunia03/02/2017In “Angkutan Ferry” Sebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman asia.nikkei.com (25/6/2019), pihak P. G.System mengatakan bahwa mereka akan merilis versi komersial dari platform ini pada tahun fiskal 2021 mendatang.Cara kerja dari aplikasi ini pun tidak jauh berbeda dengan aplikasi GoJek dan Grab di Indonesia pada umumnya – penumpang akan memilih port penjemputan dan destinasi tujuan (bahkan penumpang bisa menentukan rutenya sendiri), lalu aplikasi akan mencocokannya dengan kapal yang tersedia. Hal sedikit berbeda dapat Anda temui pada fitur pembayarannya, dimana pada aplikasi ini, pengguna dapat melakukan pembayaran di muka.Pun dari sisi penyewa moda, mereka dapat menawarkan jasanya kepada calon penumpang hingga memeriksa reservasi yang sudah masuk ke akun mereka masing-masing hanya melalui aplikasi ini. Platform ini ditargetkan untuk menampung sekitar 60 kapal dan melayani sekitar 300 penumpang setiap harinya pada tahun fiskal pertama. Untuk setiap perjalanannya sendiri, target harga yang direncanakan oleh pihak perusahaan berkisar antara US$18 hingga US$28 – sebanding dengan tarif taksi air kebanyakan.Baca Juga: Spesifikasi KMP Port Link, Kapal Ferry Teranyar dan TerbesarPihak pengembang juga berencana untuk membiarkan teknologi Artificial Intelligent untuk merekomendasikan penumpang rute-rute favorit.“Jika pengguna berkenan, maka aplikasi ini bisa ditautkan ke mdia sosial pribadi dan membagikan pengalaman mereka di sana,” ujar salah satu pengembang di P. G. System, Hiroyuki Tsukuda. Laut Pedalaman Seto. Sumber: Traveller.com.au Para warga dan pelancong yang datang ke Laut Pedalaman Seto sebentar lagi akan terjamah oleh teknologi yang akan meningkatkan pengalaman mereka. Ya, kelak mereka akan dapat ‘memanggil’ perahu dengan menggunakan aplikasi seperti halnya taksi online di daerah perkotaan. Perusahaan teknologi dan informasi, P. G. System yang mengembangkan teknologi ini rencananya akan mulai menguji coba keseluruhan teknologi ini pada musim panas 2019 ini.Baca Juga: Francisco, Kapal Ferry Wisata dengan Kecepatan 51,8 KnotAdapun ide awal dari pengadaan teknologi ‘pemanggil’ kapal ini dilatarbelakangi oleh penurunan layanan kapal ferry reguler di salah satu destinasi wisata favorit di Negeri Sakura. Selain itu, hadirnya teknologi semacam ini dipercaya akan meningkatkan sektor pariwisata di wilayah Laut Pedalaman Seto. Dengan kata lain, para pelancong atau warga yang tinggal di sekitaran Laut Pedalaman Seto tersebut akan dapat dengan mudah terhubung dengan pulau lainnya yang tersebar di sana.last_img read more

Holden targets strong finish

first_imgFirst up are Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this Saturday (July 18th, 3pm) where Interim Head Coach Dean Holden wants his side to take their game to the Swans.It’s a match-up between two teams who could still catch up with Cardiff City in the race for the play-offs, though Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City means that outcome is more difficult for the Robins.Holden’s side are five points off sixth place heading into their penultimate game of the campaign, with Swansea two places and two points ahead.“No matter what other teams do, we will focus on ourselves,” Holden said. “There’s still plenty to play for, for sure, and we want to finish the season with six points.“We’ll concentrate on getting our performance right and hopefully finish the season with six points for a number of reasons: mainly to get the supporters excited about next season. There’s a quick turnaround so that’s our aim.“Everyone has their own motivations and ultimately it’s about professional pride. We have top professionals at the football club and a lot of work has gone in behind the scenes to make sure the culture is right and that we have good professionals.“I’ve spoken to the players after the Stoke game to make sure they’re are back on it, ready for this game against Swansea. It’s not about going there and seeing how we get on, it’s about getting on the front foot and trying to win the game.”Holden has former Swansea man Ashley Williams (suspension) and Benik Afobe (illegible against Stoke) back in contention for the trip west along the M4.With the games coming thick and fast since the restart, and just two matches remaining between now and next Wednesday, changes may be required.“They’re back into the reckoning, as does everyone,” Holden said, when asked about his returning players. “They’ve responded in training and are right at it.“It was a huge exertion in the game the other night (v Stoke) so whether we freshen it up or not, we will have to see how the players recover.”BRISTOL CITY V SWANSEA CITY – ROBINS TVThe match is only available to watch on Robins TV – with pre-match coverage starting from 2pm – as it will not be shown on Sky Sports’ Red Button facility.Season Card holders who are yet to redeem their unique voucher sent to them via email still can, giving them access to the final scheduled remaining league games.All non-Season Card holders are able to purchase a £10 matchday pass, which is only valid for Saturday’s fixture. Non-Season Card holders should note that only those City matches not selected for broadcast by Sky Sports are available.Head to the Robins TV website, login with your Bristol Sport Club Account, head to the packages page and select your matchday pass.last_img read more