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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched a tender for the provision of environmental monitoring services at the proposed Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS).The monitoring services, to be delivered either by individual or organization, will ensure continuity of ecology data, in keeping with the data provided in the Environmental Impact Assessment for AMETS, SEAI said.AMETS site is being developed by SEAI to facilitate testing of full scale wave energy converters in an open ocean environment. The site is located off Annagh Head, west of Belmullet, Ireland.The deadline for applying to tender is set for April 5, 2017.SEAI owns a foreshore lease for two berths at AMETS for a period of 35 years which was granted in 2015.It is anticipated that a maximum power of 10MW will be generated at the site, which is the equivalent of providing power to 10,000 homes, according to SEAI.SEAI is Ireland’s national energy agency that aims to transform Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.
Cosco has signed a letter of intent with Shanghai Shipyard to deliver the three new multipurpose vessels in between October and December, 2017.Each of the three multipurpose ships will be equipped with four cranes, with a maximum tandem lifting capacity of 200 tonnes. The vessels will feature cargo holds with large hatch openings and tween deck covers.www.coscol.com.cn
The Finnish government has awarded national passenger operator VR a four-year contract worth €170m to operate unprofitable but socially desirable rural and overnight services. Sahaviriya Steel Industries has awarded GB Railfreight a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the 70 km internal railway system at Lackenby steelworks in northeast England. On October 25 the US Surface Transportation Board approved DesertXpress, a private-sector proposal for a 300 km Las Vegas – Victorville high speed line paralleling Interstate 15. DesertXpress has applied for a $4·9bn federal loan, and were the money to be forthcoming, work could start in late 2012 for completion in 2016. Romanian State railway CFR has received bids for three of the seven four-year leases covering groups of secondary railways totalling 1600 km. On October 31 Nigerian Railway Corp revived freight and weekly passenger train services on a 391 km route from Lagos via Ibadan to Ilorin following track rehabilitation by the China Civil Engineering & Construction Co. BLG Logistics has taken over DB Netz’s Falkenberg marshalling yard in the German Land of Brandenburg which will be a hub for automotive traffic. The operator plans to invest €10m in modernisation and expansion of maintenance facilities.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Boring of the Czech Republic’s longest rail tunnel was ceremonially launched on February 3. The two single-track bores under the Chlum and Homolka hills near Kyšice will be 4 150 m long and are the main feature of the modernisation of the Rokycany – Plzeň section of SŽDC’s Corridor 3.The tunnels are being bored using a Type S-799 TBM supplied by Herrenknecht of Germany, which contractor Metrostav says is the largest TBM to be deployed in the Czech Republic. Named Viktorie, the TBM is 114 m long, weighs 1 800 tonnes and has a head diameter of 9·9 m. It allows excavation of up to 15 m of rock per day, starting with the southern bore. The total volume of rock to be excavated is over 600 000 m3. The KC3·9bn project is being carried out by a consortium of Metrostav and Subterra. The EU Cohesion Fund is to meet 76·44% of the cost. Completion is due in mid-2017. Once upgrading of the route for 160 km/h is completed, the journey time between Praha and Plzeň will be reduced to under 1h.
UK: Passenger operator South Western Railway has opted to deploy Infor’s Enterprise Asset Management software as part of a project to consolidate and modernise its rolling stock maintenance processes. It will be hosted and supported by Infor partner Sapphire Systems, and is expected to go live with 200 users.Infor said the asset management software would expedite and enhance decision-making, with defects logged via tablets and relevant technical staff then dispatched. Managers would have access to all the data in one place, enabling them to plan and allocate resources and ensuring compliance with ISO 55001.‘Infor EAM will allow us to view everything in one place, driving greater efficiency and the agility to react and rectify defects quickly’, said Adam Carter, Head of Continuous Improvement at SWR. ‘The user-friendliness of Infor EAM, combined with Sapphire’s in-depth knowledge, has resulted in a faster roll-out, allowing us to utilise the benefits of the system much quicker.’
EntertainmentLocalNews Dominican reggae singer and band nominated for Grammy Award by: – January 10, 2013 Tweet Share 191 Views 6 comments Sharing is caring! Share Share Desi Hyson of the grougp The Original Wailers. Photo credit: The DominicanA Dominican born reggae singer along with his band has been nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award in the United States.Desi Hyson and his band the Original Wailers and their CD entitled “Miracle” has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album.Four of the songs included on the album were penned by the Dominican songwriter and composer, who also serves as the lead singer and keyboardist for the group.Hyson was born in Goodwill, Dominica and having attended the St Mary’s Academy, he migrated to the United States in 1974.While in the US, his interest in music grew and in the early 1980s he joined the Dominican band called Moja Nya based in New York where he played alongside Brian Rock and Sty LaRocque.He started off as a guitarist then eventually switched to playing keyboards.It was during that time that he began to write and penned several of the band’s songs including their hit song ‘Rise Up’, which he co-wrote. The band eventually moved to Washington DC where Hyson continued to write.Following the breakup of Mojo Nya in the mid 1990s, Hyson went joined the legendary reggae artiste Joseph Hill and the band Culture. He toured internationally with the group for over seven years.In 2009, Hyson joined The Original Wailers based on the invitation from Al Henderson the band leader of The Original Wailers, and former member of Bob Marley’s Wailers band.Hyson is the first Dominican ever to attain this honor of being nominated for a Grammy Award.He joins the ranks of other Grammy nominations for Best Reggae Album; ‘Rebirth’ by Jimmy Cliff; ‘Tomahawk Technique’ by Sean Paul, Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters, New Legend, and Toots And The Maytals, Reggae Got Soul.The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 10 February.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKR6eaTROlA[/youtube]Dominica Vibes News
Downtown Farmington has a new collaborative, arts-focused space, with the opening of KickstART Gallery at 33304 Grand River.Three organizations occupy the long, narrow building: arts-focused nonprofit KickstART Farmington, Thistle Rose Academy of Arts (also a nonprofit), and Woodshed Agency, a consulting firm owned by Farmington resident Jeff Wenzel.KickstART Farmington hosted a pop-up gallery in the Grand River space during Art on the Grand in June. (KickstART Farmington)KickstART Farmington Executive Director Dwayne Hayes said in addition to art on the walls, a gift shop showcases the works of a dozen artists. The gallery has mounted its first exhibition, with Eastside artist Eana Agopian. Her work will be on display through December 7, and she’ll talk about the collection during a November 15, 6 p.m., opening reception.The works of Eana Agopian are on display at the KickstART Gallery. (KickstART Gallery)Hayes said the gallery has seating for 30-40 people. Future events may include readings, arts-related meetups, classes, and workshops.Celebrate all artistsThistle Rose artistic director Rachael Rose said her group plans to offer acting, vocal, improv, and other classes and workshops open to the public. In addition to high quality performances, the organization includes teaching in its mission.”We really need to celebrate all artists, no matter what their skill level. All ships rise with the tide,” she said. “We already have a robust arts culture. This is really a central place for all artists.”During Holly Days in December, Thistle Rose the gallery will serve as a warming station and home base for singers caroling at downtown businesses. And on December 11 and 18 and January 8 and 15, a series of classical lunches will feature local classical musicians.Looking for feedbackUltimately, Hayes said, the gallery is a “small version of what we would like to see on a larger scale, a collaboration of arts-related groups and artists in a larger space.”“What we’re interested in is how the community would like to integrate the arts into this space. We’d love to get feedback about how people would like to see the space used,” he added.Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. The gift shop will also be open during special events.A meeting for anyone interested in volunteering is planned at 6 p.m. on November 18. The gallery will also be open during Downtown Farmington’s Ladies Night Out, 5-9 p.m. on November 14.Learn more at kickstartfarmington.org/kickstart-gallery-shop/ or by following the gallery on Facebook. Reported by Farmington Voice 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)
The 2017 Space Tech Expo Europe is being hosted in Bremen, Germany from 24 – 26 October. The event will bring together people from all spheres of the space technology industry under one roof to showcase the latest in aerospace excellence along with a number of forum sessions. Taking place from October 24 – 26, the event showcases the latest in aerospace excellence along with hosting free-to-attend forum sessions: the Industry Forum and Technology Forum.The Industry Forum and Technology Forum will run alongside the main exhibition, which is Europe’s premier event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. It draws attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, buyers and manufacturers. Both forums boast a three-day programme bursting to the seams with keynote sessions, panels and audience-interactive discussions.Key talking points at the Industry Forum will include understanding the benefits and overcoming the challenges of increased collaboration among international space agencies; how software and HTS are meeting the demands of the insatiable communications and mobile market; identifying and addressing the gaps in space traffic management policy; expanding commercial enterprise in space; and whether reusability or cost-efficient design will take off in Europe. The agenda is brimming with names from some of the sector’s most renowned companies while featured speakers include ESA’s Professor Dr.-Ing Johann-Dietrich Wörner, SES’s Martin Halliwell, DLR’s Professor Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund and OHB’s Guy Perez.Presentations at the Technology Forum will explore major technological innovations and breakthroughs, including the leaps forward in electric propulsion; the importance of additive manufacturing and how it is best utilized in future space applications; how digitization improves supply chain, engineering, testing and operations processes; new engineering approaches through augmented reality; and the latest developments in thermal management, electronics and avionics. Well-respected and prominent speakers billed to take the stage include OHB’s Egbert Jan van der Veen, Airbus Defence and Space’s Katherine Pegg, Glenair’s Roland T Logan Jr and Curtiss-Wright’s Dave Lowney.The free-to-attend forums mark an important date in the calendar for anyone working in or connected to the space technology sector. The keynote sessions on the opening morning will see politicians and decision-makers from leading European space agencies and major organizations share their perspectives on the future of the European space industry. Attendees will gain a unique insight into the launcher, satellite manufacturing and space exploration industries and learn how SMEs and start-up companies are securing their positions within the European space industry.As well as hearing from industry trailblazers, the forums also offer the unparalleled opportunity to meet with hundreds of potential partners and suppliers under one roof and view thousands of products on the exhibition floor. Vast in scope, not only do the forums delve into core industry developments and tackle prominent issues, they also cover the most compelling elements from space technology sub-sectors, broad and niche.Click here to view the full forum agenda.Click here to secure a free pass to the Expo.
AirAsia Indonesia, akan melayani penerbangan dari Jakarta menuju Makau tiga kali dalam seminggu yakni setiap hari Senin, Jumat dan minggu. AirAsia menggunakan pesawat narrow body Airbus A320-200 dengan kapasitas 180 kursi. Kedepannya per 1 September 2017, rute ini akan diperkirakan meningkat menjadi empat kali dalam seminggu. Waktu yang dibutuhkan dalam penerbangan langsung sekitar 4 jam 55 menitKonsul Jenderal Republik Indonesia di Hong Kong dan Makau, Tri Tharyat mengatakan, dimulainya layanan langsung AirAsia Indonesia maka akan memperkuat hubungan bilateral kedua negara dan bisa membawa dampak ekonomi yang positif terutama dibidang perdagangan dan pariwisata.Baca juga: AirAsia X Tujuan Kuala Lumpur Alami Turbulensi, Lima Penumpang TerlukaDirektur Pemasaran Macau International Airport’s (CAM), mengatakan bahwa rute baru ini diharapkan bisa membantu meningkatkan jumlah penumpang yang menggunakan bandara Makau. “Kami mendorong pertumbuhan maskapai penerbangan dalam jumlah rute dan frekuensi penerbangan yang lebih besar, karena akan menekankan peran perjalanan udara dalam meningkatkan ekonomi di Cina Daratan,” katanya.Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer AirAsia Group, yang tidak menghadiri penerbangan perdana rute Jakarta-Macau tersebut mengeluarkan sebuah pernyataan yang mengklaim bahwa maskapai dengan biaya rendah mereka ini selalu memperjuangkan Makau.“Macau adalah salah satu tujuan internasional pertama kami dan juga salah satu rute unik kami yang paling awal dari Kuala Lumpur. Penerbangan perdana hari ini dari Jakarta menunjukkan bahwa kita tetap berkomitmen untuk meningkatkan konektivitas antara Makau, Delta Sungai Mutiara dan Asean, dan membawa lebih banyak pengunjung ke Indonesia dan kawas Cina Selatan, “kata Fernandes. Untuk merayakan rute tersebut, AirAsia Indonesia menawarkan tarif promosi peluncuran khusus untuk lebih merangsang permintaan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related AirAsia Bila ingin berwisata ke Makau, umumnya dari Indonesia harus melalui Hong Kong, lantaran belum ada penerbangan langsung dari Jakarta ke Makau. Namun kali ini ada terobosan dari maskapai LCC (Low Cost Carrier) AirAsia yang telah resmi menawarkan penerbangan langsung dari Jakarta ke Makau. Penerbangan perdana dari Jakarta menuju Makau ini dimulai pada 8 Agustus 2017 kemarin.Baca juga: Setelah 2 Jam Alami Guncangan Hebat, Airbus A330 AirAsia X Kembali ke PerthDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari macaudailytimes.com.mo (8/8/2017), pada penerbangan perdana tersebut AirAsia mendarat di bandara Makau pukul 7.38 pagi yang disambut dengan meriam air. Dari Jakarta, diketahui keberangkatan maskapai tersebut melalui Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta dengan membawa 162 penumpang.