Tony Nish provided music at the North Fork Environmental Council’s chili contest at Jamesport Brewery over the weekend. Judges included U.S. Congress candidate Perry Gershon, Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, New York State Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, and candidate for New York State Assembly Rona Smith. Share Mattitaco. Independent/Nicole Teitler
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McPhy said the assembly of electrolysers and production of stacks at its San Miniato site in Tuscany have been temporarily suspended for a month, since 23rd March.The company said its other production sites remain operational to date, with limited resources and strengthened safety conditions.Business continuity plans have been implemented across of McPhy’s sites, in strict compliance with the World Health Organisation’s recommendations and the measures adopted by the authorities in the various countries in which McPhy operates.“The Covid-19 pandemic will have an impact on the Group’s activity and its 2020 prospects, but it is difficult to quantify these impacts at the time of this press release, notably because of the uncertainty regarding the evolution and extent of the pandemic, as well as the duration of the lockdown measures imposed by governments,” McPhy said in a statement.“The Group is currently assessing these impacts and regularly updating its estimates according to the evolution of the health situation, in order to best adapt its business continuity and staff protection measures.”“Within this unprecedented context, cost reductions and the postponement of tax and social security payment deadlines have been implemented, it being specified that the Group is looking at a number of possibilities aimed at anticipating its additional future cash and working capital requirements related to the continuation of the health crisis over the coming months.”“As a reminder, the Group had a cash position of €13m at the end of December 2019.”McPhy said it has confidence in its resilience and the solidity of its corporate project, driven by robust fundamentals and the hydrogen market’s positive outlook, enabling it to cope with the challenges of this pandemic.
Announced today, the study will be carried out in two phases. The first phase, led by Australian CCS research organisation CO2CRC in collaboration with Geosciences Australia and support by COAL21, will rank Australian oil and gas basins fort the potential use of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR).The second phase of the project will provide insight to industry and government on potential opportunities for CO2-EOR at the field level in Australian onshore basins. As part of the study, NERA and CO2CR will also evaluate and recommend a framework of policies, incentives of regulations that would help accelerates Australian adoptions of CO2-EOR for oil recovery and CO2 storage, while assuring safe and efficient application of the technology. “Australia has an opportunity to make significant reduction to its CO2 emissions through CCUS; however, in the absence of an integrated study in Australia, the full potential for CCUS is difficult to ascertain,” said Miranda Taylor, NERA CEO.“This project will assist in removing these barriers by examining the economic and technical feasibility and potential of using CO2 in EOR and as a pathway to long-term CO2 storage in Australia.” CO2CRC CEO David Byers said the funding and networking support from NERA will assist Australia’s energy resources sectors in making decisions on the potential opportunities for enhanced oil recovery in Australia.“CO₂-EOR has the potential to significantly reduce CO₂ emissions while improving Australia’s energy security by boosting oil recovery in mature basins. All of the injected volume of CO₂ will be permanently stored in underground reservoirs by the end of the operational life cycle,” said Byers.
An entire episode of a Discovery Channel series on aviation will be devoted to the shipment of a rotor used in power generation together with associated equipment weighing a total of 97 tonnes flown from Düsseldorf to Santiago de Chile. The AN-124 was chartered by Chapman Freeborn for international logistics service provider Logwin fromRuslan International.In late April, a camera team from the US broadcaster Discovery Channel accompanied the rotor, which had been repaired in Germany, on its return flight to Santiago de Chile. The defective rotor was flown from Chile to Düsseldorf for repair back in February this year. The return flight was successful and no problems were recorded.Chapman Freeborn says: “Viewers are to be given an insight in to the inner workings of aviation and will be able to experience how extraordinary projects are executed. One of the programmes of the eight-part documentary series will be dedicated to the loading of the Antonov-124. The documentary series, entitled Mighty Planes, is likely to be broadcast at the beginning of 2012.”Meanwhile, Chapman Freeborn has announced the expansion of its business activities in Scandinavia with the appointment of Kim Borgaard (pictured below) as regional sales manager for Scandinavia, based primarily in Copenhagen with responsibility for the strategic development of the company’s operations in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as neighbouring Finland.Borgaard will further expand Chapman Freeborn’s activity in markets including cargo chartering, passenger chartering, and on board courier services.Stefan Kohlmann, a member of the Chapman Freeborn management team, said: “We are delighted that Kim is bringing his skills and experience to Chapman Freeborn. Scandinavia is of strategic importance to the European charter market and he adds to our existing strengths with his knowledge of the region.”
Two of Scotland’s biggest remaining independent law firms have failed to quash rumours they are in late-stage merger talks.MacRoberts and Morton Fraser together employ more than 400 people in offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a MacRoberts office in Dundee. It is reported a tieup would produce a firm with total income of £38m, the sixth-largest north of the border.In a statement, MacRoberts said: ‘At any point we are in conversation with a number of individuals, teams and firms and it would be inappropriate to make any comment on the existence or otherwise of such conversions.’Morton Fraser said it ‘doesn’t comment on speculation’.A number of Scotland’s biggest legal names have disappeared in recent years, partly through cross-border tieups. They include erstwhile ‘big two’ McGrigors and Dundas & Wilson.Earlier this year merger talks between Maclay Murray & Spens and Addleshaw Goddard are understood to have been called off.
As the Gazette went to press the Ministry of Justice was believed to be poised to announce a delay to the implementation of its much-vaunted reforms of the handling of whiplash claims. The RTA claims portal could be postponed as ministers and officials struggle to meet the 6 April start date.Lawyers and insurers have grown increasingly sceptical about the MoJ’s chances of delivering on time as the essential pre-action protocol will not be agreed by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee until next month at the earliest. There has also been speculation the MoJ has not found a partner to operate its alternative dispute resolution function, which was supposed to offer unrepresented claimants an opportunity to check whether they have been offered a fair amount by insurers.Insurers have publicly opposed any delay, but senior figures are thought to be concerned by gaps in the plans. Tariff levels for whiplash injuries are yet to be published, and there is still no clarification on how damages for non-whiplash injuries fit into the system.Claimant lawyers would largely welcome a delay – possibly until August – but will be wary of continued uncertainty.The Motor Insurers’ Bureau, which is responsible for the portal, said the start date is a decision for the MoJ, but it is gearing up still for an April switch-on.A spokesperson added: ’Until informed otherwise, MIB continues to prepare the Official Injury Claim service to be ready for launch on 6 April.’The registration window opened in January, with over 200 organisations registered in the first two weeks and pre-launch testing is almost complete. The next seminar events for claims professionals are in early March, where MIB will present more detail about how the Official Injury Claim service will work for customers and support professionals. Over 450 people have already signed up.’
Austria: Linz Linien has exercised an option for a further seven Bombardier Cityrunner low-floor trams. The 900 mm gauge cars will be 40 m long and 2300 mm wide with 70 seats. Azerbaijan: Baku Metro expected to sign a contract by the end of 2013 with Transmashholding to buy 15 cars for the Purple Line. Brazil: Strukton Rolling Stock is to supply traction inverters, auxiliary inverters and battery chargers for the Scomi Rail monorail cars to be used on São Paulo metro Line 17. The Rio de Janeiro state government has ordered a further 10 EMUs from CNR Changchun. Bulgaria: The first of 20 Pesa Swing 1 009 mm gauge low-floor trams ordered in April at a cost of €50m was delivered to Sofia in late November (RG 5.13 p23). China: Saft is supplying batteries for CNR Changchun metro cars for Beijing metro Line 6. Estonia: EVR Cargo has ordered four Transmashholding TEM-TMH six-axle diesel shunting locomotives for delivery from April 2014. Ethiopia: CNR Changchun is to supply 20 hard-seat, four hard-sleeper, four soft-sleeper and two dining car Type 25G coaches for the Ethiopia – Djibouti Railway. Germany: DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung is to maintain 36 Stadler Flirt EMUs in Krefeld for WestfalenBahn and Abellio Rail NRW. At a cost of €27m Mülheim transport authority MVG has ordered 10 Bombardier bidirectional Flexity Classic trams, identical to 27 ordered by Essen’s EVAG in December 2011. Deliveries are due to begin in August 2015. Hungary: Transport authority NKZ has approved Siemens’ Vectron AC locomotive for use in Hungary. Italy: Poland’s Newag has finalised its first DMU export order, a €14·8m contract to supply four 950 mm gauge 100 km/h DMUs to Ferrovia Circumetnea within 18 months. There are options for up to six more of the DMUs, which will have 100 seats, air-conditioning, CCTV and accessible toilets. Ferrovia Circumetnea originally awarded the DMU contract to CSF, which hit financial problems and in September 2013 Newag decided to buy out the order. Trenitalia signed a €139·6m contract for Pesa to supply 40 ATR220 Atribo DMUs on December 12, after the rejection of an appeal by Stadler. The first is scheduled for delivery by November 2014, and there is an option for up to 20 more. Poland: Koleje Dolnolskie has selected Newag to supply six three-car and five four-car EMUs for 177·3m złoty. Deliveries are specified to take place between May 2014 and August 2015. Zachodniopomorskie voivodship has selected Newag to supply nine four-car EMUs with an option for eight more under a 300m złoty contract. Russia: Voith is supplying 804 SEH-525 fully suspended single-stage helical gear units with hollow output shafts for 134 Alstom/TMH EP20 electric locomotives ordered by RZD. Saudi Arabia: FreightCar America has been awarded a US$67m contract to supply SRO with 500 cement, cereal, limestone and aggregates wagons within 12 months. UK: Eversholt Rail has awarded Bombardier a £30m two-year contract to refurbish the 40 four-car Class 365 EMUs leased to First Capital Connect; the contract had previously been awarded to Railcare, but was retendered with an extended scope when Railcare entered administration. USA: Siemens has announced a partnership agreement to use Cummins QSK95 engines in a proposed 200 km/h diesel-electric passenger locomotive for the US market. San Francisco’s BART has ordered an additional 365 metro cars as an option on a contract with Bombardier signed in 2012 that has seen 410 cars ordered to date. An agreement to increase the rate of deliveries is expected to shorten the fleet renewal programme by 21 months and provide five free cars. VTG Rail has acquired 350 jumbo covered hoppers with an average age of six years which are used to transport dried distiller grains. Uruguay: Randon Brasil is supplying Ancap with 22 fuel tank wagons.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Open access freight operator IDS Cargo has bought CZ Loko’s demonstrator EffiLiner 3000 mainline electric locomotive, which it intends to use on transit freight services on the Děčín – Břeclav (–Slovakia) route where it can utilise its 3 kV DC/25 kV AC capability.Locomotive 365.001 is former SNCB Class 12 dual-voltage electric locomotive 1203, which has been modernised with new cabs, brakes, traction equipment and electronic controls, retaining only the bogies and bodyshell. The maximum speed has been reduced from 160 to 120 km/h to reflect its use on freight traffic.Following tests at the Velim circuit, the 2910 kW locomotive was approved for operation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia during April. The formal handover to IDS Cargo took place at Praha-Libeň station on May 4, and was followed by a presentation run taking guests to Kralupy nad Vltavou and back. CZ Loko now plans to begin series modernisation of the other 11 BN/ACEC Class 12 locos dating from 1986 which were moved from Belgium in March 2016. These will then be sold or leased to private operators.
Tweet 27 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Dominica to celebrate independence milestone by: – September 4, 2013 (L-R): Culture Minister Justina Charles, Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford and Chief Cultural Officer Raymond LawrenceDominica has made significant strides since gaining Independence 35 years ago the Culture Minister, Justina Charles has said. Mrs Charles told the Media Launch of the 2013 Independence celebration at the Government Information service (GIS) on Wednesday, 3rd September that citizens must show greater appreciation for the work being done in the country. “When we reflect on the past and recognize the progress we have made as an independent nation, we will exhibit a greater appreciation for the work that is being done in this country”.This year’s celebrations will he held under the theme “One Mission, One Dominica, Celebrating 35”. “Fellow Dominicans, we have made significant progress in development of our human resource by promoting and facilitating learning through our local learning institution as well as other parts of the world,” Mrs Charles noted.She highlighted infrastructural developments and a “progressive foreign policy” among the progress which the country has made.She also called for unity among citizens during the celebration of Dominica’s 35th Independence celebration. “As we celebrate that freedom from our colonial masters, we must unite our efforts over the next several weeks by being park of the wide range of activities which have been detailed by the chief cultural officer,” she said.On October 28th 2013 Dominica will join other Creole speaking countries in celebrating International Creole Day. A Creole symposium and exposition will be held here to mark this milestone.The Culture Minister has described this observation as “an important milestone with respect to Creole”. Meanwhile, Community Development Minister, Gloria Shillingford called for greater unity in preserving the Nature Isle. “Let us all unite in the fight against crime and violence, child abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, attack on our tourist, wanton littering and pollution of the environment among other things”. Mrs Shillingford noted that if these are left unattended they could cripple the country’s development. “Let us keep Dominica clean, beautiful, safe, and peaceful and a happy country to live in,” she cautioned.Dominica Vibes News Share