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MFC delivers nuclear load

first_imgMFC Transport’s project team had to create a unique fixture to allow the 53 tonne, 8.6 m x 5.6 m Calandria to rotate by 90 degrees along its axis. According to MFC, this fixture enabled it to reduce the transit time over the 700 km journey from nine months to nine weeks. The reactor core is of national importance to India’s strategic energy programme and MFC safely delivered the consignment to its destination. www.wcaprojects.comwww.mfctransport.comlast_img

City greenlights Yacht Club Reinvestment Zone

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] three of the five members of the Port Isabel City Commission present at Tuesday’s regular meeting, the proposal to create the Yacht Club Reinvestment Zone was unanimously approved. The approval of the second and final reading of the reinvestment zone ordinance paves the way for the City to grant a tax abatement agreement with the new owners of the beloved property.“We’re just excited about this project. It’s a great project for the private sector to engage in,” said Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema after the meeting, which was held at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center due to the primary election voting taking place at City Hall.“It’s exciting for the city of Port Isabel to see that building back functioning, to see investment coming in here — private investment. We’re happy,” the city manager said.For Bayview resident Ernesto Martinez, who, with his children, has agreed to purchase the Yacht Club property, the creation of the reinvestment zone was welcome news. “It’s absolutely awesome. We were hoping we would get that abatement. The board’s worked diligently and we’re very happy with it, very happy with the outcome,” Martinez said after the meeting.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedPort Isabel to establish tax zoneEditor’s Note: To view a copy of Ordinance #682 and a rendering of the proposed Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone currently proposed by the City of Port Isabel, click here. By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The momentum for the City of Port Isabel is significant as local leaders and…February 23, 2012In “News”YACHT CLUB AUDITForensic audit delivers scathing report of restoration project’s finances, planning   Editor’s Note: To jump to Part 2 of this story, available exclusively online, click here. By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The Port Isabel City Commission heard a lengthy report about the Yacht Club project during its regular…March 30, 2018In “News”Hockema speaks to Chamber about City’s futureBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Port Isabel Interim City Manager Jared Hockema was the guest of honor at a recent all-member meeting of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. The group gathered for breakfast at Pirate’s Landing last Friday and listened as Hockema discussed the current state of…August 17, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Sevilla boss Emery thrilled despite tough group

first_img But the manager posted on Twitter: “This is what the Champions League is all about The Premier League, Serie A and the Bundesliga represented in the most competitive, demanding and intriguing group. Come on Sevilla!” He put: “We now know our rivals, now it’s time to enjoy it and compete, compete and compete. We’ve no qualms, but plenty of ambition. It’s in our DNA.” Meanwhile, the club’s technical secretary, famed for his work in the transfer market, Monchi, agreed. Sport EN Sevilla boss Unai Emery is relishing taking on tough opposition in the Champions League. CEST 27/08/2015 Upd. at 21:39 His team is in the group of death, with Man City, Juventus and Borussia Monchengladbach.last_img read more

Redbacks need bums on seats to make the difference

first_imgBy David Nagel The opportunity to have a huge impact on the famous colours of the Hampton Park Football Club…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

County Under 16 Camogie Finals Takes Place This Weekend

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Saturday sees two more finals with Loughrea this time hosting the double header. Cappataggle and Kinvara meet in the B1 Shield Final at 10.30am followed by the C Shield Final between Sylane and Turloughmore at 11.45. Following last Sunday’s win for the two Galway Under 16 Camogie Teams in their All-Ireland Finals, details of the county Under 16 Camogie Finals have been released. The action gets underway on Friday evening in Duggan Park in Ballinasloe with the B Cup Final between Ahascragh/Caltra and Killimor throwing in at 6.45 followed by the C Cup Final between Ballindereen and Skehana/Menlough at 8pm. Friday the 31st!Venue Duggan Park BallinasloeB Cup FinalAhascragh Caltra Camogie Club V Killimor Camogie ClubTime 6:45pmC Cup FinalBallinderreen Camogie Club v Skehana Menlough Camogie ClubTime: 8pmSaturday the 1st of SeptemberVenue LoughreaB1 shield finalCappataggle Camogie Club V Kinvara Camogie ClubTime: 10:30amC Shield FinalSylane Camogie V Turloughmore Camogie ClubTime: 11:45amSunday the 2nd of SeptemberVenue KilbecantyA Shield FinalShamrocks Camogie v Davitts CamogieTime 10:30amA Cup FinalAthenry Camogie Club V Sarsfields CamogieClubTime: 11:45amVenue TurloughmoreB1 Cup FinalAbbeyknockmoy camogie club V Kiltullagh Killimordaly Camogie ClubTime: 5pmVenue KillimorB Shield FinalEyrecourt Camogie V Liam Mellows GAA ClubTime 6:30pm Next Sunday will play host to four finals in Kilbeacanty Turloughmore and Killimor. In Kilbeacanty at 10.30am, Shamrocks face Davitts in the A Shield Final and that is followed by the A Cup Final between Athenry and Sarsfields at 11.45am. Later on Sunday, Turloughmore hosts the B1 Cup Final between Abbeyknockmoy and Kiltullagh/Killimordaly at 5pm and Killimor is the venue for Eyrecourt and Liam Mellows in the B Shield Final at 6.30pm.The Full List Of Finals Are….last_img read more

Logan Melly’s Take your Pick raises €1,500 for Letterkenny’s Oncology Unit

first_imgA Donegal schoolboy has shown the Christmas Spirit of Giving by presenting the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny Hospital with €1,500. Logan Melly, 9, told his parents he wanted to help cancer patients this holiday season by raising money through a Christmas fundraiser.The Lettermacaward native had the kind-hearted belief he could raise enough money to cure everybody. With the support of his parents, Janet and Felix Melly, ‘Logan Melly’s Take your Pick’ was sparked into life last weekend.The idea, which saw Logan have his own booth at the Christmas fair at the Halla Naomh Bríde, involved selling raffle tickets with the aim of getting your number drawn to win one of the 25 prizes on offer.A wide variety of goods ranging from homemade crafts, including wooden snowmen and Christmas logs, homemade baking and sponsored prizes were on display for the worthy cause. Writing on Facebook, Logan’s mother, Janet, said she was ‘so proud’ of her son and his idea.“We are so proud of our son Logan,” she said. “Logan came to us a few weeks back and said he would like to do something to help people with cancer, his belief was if he could make enough money he could cure everybody, if only it worked like that.“None of this would have been possible without the support of everybody that donate prizes. Thanks once again for your amazing support.”On Sunday, Logan presented the Hospital with the final cheque, thanking everybody for their incredible support.Logan Melly’s Take your Pick raises €1,500 for Letterkenny’s Oncology Unit was last modified: December 9th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cancer fundraiserCHristmasChristmas fundraiserletterkenny hospitallast_img read more

NC Consumers Have One Week to Weigh In on Net Neutrality

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina schools could be among the groups and consumers impacted by the end of net neutrality.The Federal Communications Commission votes next week on whether to lift the current rules that keep internet service providers from offering faster speeds to sites that can afford to pay big bucks, a move that could put small business and nonprofit websites at a disadvantage.Christopher Mitchell, director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, says providers might start partitioning off the internet with packages that give access only to specific sites.“The fear is that without network neutrality, without that protection, the internet service providers will have more power to charge you more to access certain sites or certain services,” he warns. “Historically, the example is that you might get charged more to use Netflix.”Large internet providers have promised to be fair and keep consumers’ best interest in mind. But, Mitchell worries they could slow down connection speeds for website owners that don’t pay up, thus driving viewers to other, faster sites.Some public libraries have said they may have to start charging for the use of their computers if rates are increased by their service providers.FCC chairman Ajit Pai, a former attorney for Verizon, says the market will curb any abuses. But Mitchell notes that in many towns, big internet service providers have a near monopoly.“Most Americans only have one choice in high-quality internet access,” he laments. “Beyond that, they have to either take a lower-quality service option or move.”In more than 30 states, local authorities have taken the matter into their own hands, organizing municipal telephone companies that compete with the big ISPs but are required to operate in the public interest and seek to offer reasonably priced, high-speed internet.Protests have sprung up nationwide. To find an event in your area, visit battleforthenet.comlast_img read more

Team South Africa profile: Austin Smith

first_img11 May 2012“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary”. That’s the motto that drives the captain of the South African men’s hockey team, Austin Smith.Under coach Gregg Clark, Smith recently led South Africa to a stirring 2-1 victory over Japan in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Kakamigahara to claim the last available hockey place at the London Olympic Games.That victory brought to an end a tough qualifying road for the South African men’s team. They were guaranteed a place at the Olympics after being crowned African champions in September 2011, but the South African Sports Commission and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) ruled that they would have to prove themselves against tougher competition to secure a place in London.Narrow missSascoc tasked the South Africa team with finishing at least runner-up in the Champions Challenge. They narrowly missed out on achieving that finish; a 3-1 win over world number eight Argentina left South Africa in third place.That left Smith and company with the option of winning the qualifying tournament in Kakamigahara, or staying at home while the South African women’s team, which won an Olympic qualifying tournament in New Delhi, went to London. Thankfully for the men’s team, they did what was necessary.Smith will be playing in his second Olympics. Previously, in 2008 in Beijing, he finished as the team’s top scorer, netting four times as the side finished a disappointing twelfth, without a win. Four years on from Beijing, Smith will lead a much better team in London.Sacrifices and commitmentIt has been quite a journey to the top for Smith, and it has required some sacrifices and huge commitment to his chosen sport.The youngest of four children, he began playing the game at the age of five. With the guidance of his siblings and of parents who played competitive hockey in South Africa and the United Kingdom, the game came to him quickly.He found a mentor at school in speedy former national striker Murray Anderson, who encouraged Smith to focus his energy on hockey. Anderson believed that his young protege had it in him to become an international player, and Smith was just 12 years of age at the time!National coloursIn high school, he represented his province at under-13 level and then earned national colours in the under-16 and under-18 age groups, and captained both teams.In March 2004, aged only 18, he earned his first call-up for South Africa in a three-test series against Canada. “It was an incredible feeling walking onto the field to play my first match for South Africa, and it remains a special moment every time I wear the green and gold,” he said in a recent interview with the South African Hockey Association.Smith, though, later admitted that he wasn’t quite ready for the big step up and said he felt out of his depth. Once he had the opportunity to train regularly with the national team, he began to feel more comfortable.ReadingThe following year, Smith played for South Africa at the Under-21 World Cup in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He also joined top English club Reading, where he remained for four years.“Playing in the English Premier League made the biggest difference in my game. The standard of the training sessions was what I enjoyed the most. Although we only trained for two hours twice a week, with a game on the weekend, the quality of what we did, and with the players I had around me, made it top quality,” he said.“I chose Reading Hockey Club because of the level of players that were already there. It meant that every time I trained I needed to be at my best, and my game rapidly developed in all aspects.”During his time with Reading, the club won the English Premier League twice and made the last eight of the European League in consecutive years.Olympic dreamIn 2008, Smith realised a lifelong dream when he took part in the Olympic Games. He was named the South African men’s Player of the Year, as well as Reading Hockey Club Player of the Year.The following year, he was appointed captain of South Africa. He also made a move from the UK to The Netherlands, joining Den Bosch to play in the Dutch League, regarded as possibly the best league in the world.That same year, 2009, Smith was named in the World All Star Team, proof that he had elevated his game to among the elite of the hockey world.World CupHe helped South Africa qualify for the 2010 World Cup by leading the team to victory in the African Championships.They finished tenth in the World Cup and placed fifth at the Commonwealth Games. Smith was once again named South Africa’s Player of the Year.In 2011, he led South Africa to the title of African champions once more.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

25 days agoSolskjaer insists Man Utd ‘building something’ after Arsenal draw

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer insists Man Utd ‘building something’ after Arsenal drawby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says there were plenty of positives in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday night.The result at Old Trafford leaves United with their worst start to a season in 30 years.In a laborious opening stanza, it took a moment of quality from Scott McTominay to break the deadlock, with the Scotland international lashing the ball past Bernd Leno from outside the box right on the stroke of half-time.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then equalised after 58 minutes but not without some controversy, with of course, VAR.The Gabon international’s sublime finish over David De Gea was initially ruled offside. However replays showed record signing Harry Maguire had kept him in play.Maguire then had a thunderous strike saved by Leno with fifteen minutes remaining, but it wasn’t enough as United had to settle for a point.Despite the result Solskjaer remains confident he is building something special at United.He told Sky Sports: “We go 1-0 up and then we don’t get the second goal that we want to get. “That’s the learning now for this time. Be more cynical, clinical. “There are so many games we have been 1-0 up. We will learn. It’s a bad goal to give away but sometimes you make those passes, you play out and it looks good. We learn from it.”We are at the start of building something. It’s just a bit disappointing that we can’t get that second goal.” last_img read more