East Jemez Road Lane Closures Resume

first_imgFull lane closures will start at 6 p.m. Friday and continue through Saturday night, July 20, weather permitting. Direct questions or concerns about this project to Seproadwork@nnsa.doe.gov. East Jemez Road lane closures near the entrance to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will resume Friday, July 19, and continue through Saturday night. Drivers will be unable to get to Los Alamos via the truck route and should use the N.M. 502/Main Hill Road instead. Courtesy/NNSA NNSA News: The water line replacement is part of a $34.5 million Supplemental Environmental Projects settlement agreement between the New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy following the February 2014 drum breach incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.last_img read more

Advance Auto Parts Retains Spencer Stuart For CEO Search

first_imgAdvance Auto Parts Inc. has announced that the company’s board of directors has retained Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, to assist with the search for the company’s next CEO. The search will include internal and external candidates, including current Advance President George Sherman, who has been appointed interim CEO, effective Jan. 3, 2016.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe search process is being overseen by the board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, which is comprised of Committee Chair Jeff Smith and Lead Independent Director John Ferraro, along with Executive Chairman Jack Brouillard.“The selection of Advance’s next CEO is our top priority,” said Brouillard. “We are pleased to be working with Spencer Stuart as our highly capable partner for this critically important search.”“We’re excited by the opportunity to create substantial value at Advance, and selecting a world-class CEO is critical to realizing that opportunity,” said Smith. “Spencer Stuart, in conjunction with the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, is working expeditiously to determine the next leader of Advance.”,Carparts Distribution Center, Inc., a New England-based chain of parts stores and an Auto Value shareholder owner of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., is celebrating 45 years of business this year.While COVID-19 put a damper on any official anniversary events, the company has virtually and internally honored the momentous achievement.“Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we have still achieved a milestone anniversary” said Stan Lewis, president of Carparts. “I am proud of and grateful for every member of the Carparts family who has enabled us to thrive for the past 45 years, and I look forward to many more years of Carparts growth and top-notch service.”Since its founding in 1975, Carparts has been providing quality parts at the right price to its New England customers. Many of the company’s employees have been working in the industry for more than 40 years.The company currently boasts 21 Carparts locations including the nine recently acquired stores in central Maine, and works with dozens of traditional jobbers. Carparts also services more than 80 Auto Value Certified Service Centers in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.“Congratulations to Carparts on 45 years of excellence,” said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance. “All of the staff members at Carparts hold themselves to a high standard. We are proud to be associated with such a high-caliber company.”AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Fall Art Show

first_img Share On Friday evening, November 9, the Southampton Artists Association held the opening reception for its Fall Art Show at Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center on Pond Lane. Thirty-five local artists showed more than 125 works in all media, including oil, acrylic, mixed media, drawing, and sculpture. Dom Lamontanaro, participating artist and SAA president, and other officers and artists were in attendance.last_img

UK: Harkand Wins Apache North Sea Subsea Contract

first_imgHarkand has secured a multi-million pound subsea inspection, repair and maintenance contract. Under the deal with Apache North Sea, the diving support vessel Harkand Atlantis will be deployed to carry out work in the Beryl field, located 350 km north-east of Aberdeen.The sixth largest oil field in the UK sector, Apache has a 61% interest in the Beryl Field which covers an area of 80 square miles in water depths of 118m.The work is scheduled to commence in summer 2013 and take around 25 days to complete. The award of 6 IRM scopes, includes the installation of a replacement riser umbilical at Skene and replacement of a flexible flowline and electrical jumpers at Nevis, along with the associated project management and engineering.David Kerr, managing director of Harkand ISS, Harkand’s European operation, said: “We are pleased to be able to announce this new award which recognises our ability to deliver quality and reliability to UK operators looking to extend the life of their North Sea assets.“A key factor in Harkand securing the contract was the proven excellence of the Atlantis, which is one of the most modern and cost-efficient subsea operation support vessels currently active both in the North Sea and beyond. We look forward to delivering a successful project.”The Harkand Atlantis is a 115m state-of-the-art DSV featuring an 18 man saturation diving system rated to 300m. Capable of accommodating 120 people, it boasts 2 x three-man diving bells, 2 x hyperbaric lifeboats, 2 x air diving LARS, an observation ROV and a 140t AHC main crane.[mappress]Press Release, July 01, 2013last_img read more

Report highlights signalling renewal

first_imgTHE UK’s Office of Rail Regulation published on November 29 its first annual report on how Network Rail is meeting the stewardship requirements of its licence, ORR’s targets, and those set in its own Business Plan. Covering the year to March 31 2004, it includes subsequent developments judged to be significant.ORR Chairman Chris Bolt said NR had ’started to get control of management of the network infrastructure, and to address the decline highlighted by the [October 2000] Hatfield accident.’ But the company ’needs to do much more on delivery, measuring efficiencies and asset data quality. It will be some time before the network is restored to pre-Hatfield performance.’ In terms of delays caused by infrastructure (as opposed to train operators) the delay-minutes to trains exceeded NR’s business plan target of 13·25 million by 3·2%, but ORR believes the regulatory target of 12·3 million in 2004-05 ’will be met’. But Railtrack only caused 7·76 million minutes in 1999-00, the last year before Hatfield.Broken rails have fallen much faster than targets to a best ever figure of 334 in 2003-04. Pre-Hatfield it peaked at 919 in 1999-00. The number of temporary speed restrictions fell to 457 in March 2004, from double that figure three years earlier. ORR notes that rail replacement reached 1401 track-km in 2003-04. This was 17% more than called for in the business plan, and 4·37% of total rail in the network. In Railtrack’s early days replacement was around 0·8% per annum, clearly unsustainable.In contrast, low signalling renewal rates are cause for concern. ORR notes that only 1 in 58 of an estimated 65000 Signalling Equivalent Units are renewed annually, implying a 58 year asset life. NR’s current signalling review will shed further light on this issue, which arises in part from at least a trebling of unit costs since privatisation.Low renewal rates for some structures are also flagged up by ORR. Only nine out of 21300 culverts were rebuilt last year, equivalent to an implied asset life of 2·37millennia which even Roman engineers might consider unsustainable. A new reporting threshold of £50000 along with re-categorisation of multi-bore culverts may have distorted the picture. ORR says it ’has required further explanation from NR of this low level of replacement’.last_img read more

Pilots behind homemade plane flight across Africa die in crash

first_imgMilitary plane crash kills two in Algeria Des Werner and Werner FronemanPhoto Courtesy: Facebook/U Dream Global A light plane crashed in western Tanzania on Saturday, killing two South Africans who had been involved in last month’s successful attempt to fly a home-built aircraft from Cape Town to Cairo, officials said.Des Werner and Werner FronemanPhoto Courtesy: Facebook/U Dream GlobalDes Werner and Werner Froneman who were involved in a project “ U Dream Global: Cape to Cairo Challenge” are reported to have been killed in the crash, that occurred shortly after take off from Tabora airport at around 7:30 am.The Sling plane, which entered Tanzanian airspace from Uganda en route to Malawi, made a distress signal about engine failure before disappearing from radar, according to the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA).The plane was destroyed by fire after the crash and only the engine and some other parts were recovered. It was owned by a South African organisation known as U-Dream Global.South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation said it has activated its consular services to support affected families.U-Dream Global, made international headlines in June when a group of students successfully built a four-seater Sling aircraft and then flew it from Cape Town to Cairo in July.On its website, U-Dream Global is described as a not-for-profit organisation founded by teen pilot and motivational speaker Megan Werner in 2018.Related US Plane Crash Lands In Uganda center_img About 20 injured in Pretoria plane crashlast_img read more

Memorial Mass to be held in honor of deceased Scouts

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Photo credit:en.wikipedia.orgAll Scouts who have served Dominica will gather at the Massacre Catholic Church this Sunday for the 2nd annual “Memorial Service”.The event which will also include several Government officials will be held in honor of former Scout members who have passed away.Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Scout Association of Dominica , Davidson John said it is a national event for the entire country. “It is for all scouts who have served this country. All scout officials and some of the government officials will attend the mass, including the family of the deceased. We have all the past Chief Scouts, all the past Chief Commissioners, Bishop Commissioners and all who have served,” he said.According to John, after the mass, a wreath will be laid at the burial ground in honor of those who have passed on.Tokens will be presented to the family of the deceased by Josephine Dublin Prince.The Memorial Mass which be held under the theme “In honor of those who have served” is carded for 3:00 p.m.Dominica Vibes News 73 Views   no discussions LocalNews Memorial Mass to be held in honor of deceased Scouts by: – November 17, 2012last_img read more

Why Space Dust Emits Radio Waves Upon Crashing Into a Spacecraft

first_imgWhen spacecraft and satellites travel through space they encounter tiny, fast moving particles of space dust and debris. If the particle travels fast enough, its impact appears to create electromagnetic radiation (in the form of radio waves) that can damage or even disable the craft’s electronic systems.A new study published this week in the journal Physics of Plasmas, from AIP Publishing, uses computer simulations to show that the cloud of plasma generated from the particle’s impact is responsible for creating the damaging electromagnetic pulse. They show that as the plasma expands into the surrounding vacuum, the ions and electrons travel at different speeds and separate in a way that creates radio frequency emissions. For the last few decades researchers have studied these hypervelocity impacts and have noticed that there’s radiation from the impacts when the particles are going sufficiently fast. No one has really been able to explain why it’s there, where it comes from or the physical mechanism behind it.The study is a step towards verifying the theory of senior author Sigrid Close, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University. In 2010, Close and colleagues published the initial hypothesis that hypervelocity impact plasmas are responsible for a few satellite failures. To simulate the results from a hypervelocity impact plasma, researchers used a method called particle-in-cell simulation that allows them to model the plasma and the electromagnetic fields simultaneously. They fed the simulation details from a previously developed hydrocode — a computational tool they used to model the fluid and solid dynamics of the impact. The researchers let the simulation evolve and calculated the radiation produced by the plasma.When a particle hits a hard surface at high speeds, it vaporizes and ionizes the target, releasing a cloud of dust, gas and plasma. As the plasma expands into the surrounding vacuum (of space), its density drops and it enters a collisionless state where its particles no longer interact directly with one another. In the current study, the researchers make the assumption that the electrons in this collisionless plasma then travel faster than the larger ions. Their simulation predicts that this large-scale charge separation generates the radiation. The model’s results are consistent with Close’s initial theory, but predict a higher frequency for the emission than researchers have detected experimentally.  The authors point out that the assumption that the electrons move en masse as they separate from the ions deserves more careful attention. The group is building new simulations to test whether the shift to a collisionless state is sufficient to create the separation. Fletcher also notes that they have neglected to account for the dust. The impact creates dust particles that interact with the plasma. The dynamics of these “dusty plasmas” are an area for future research. The next step in the work is to use the simulation to quantify the radiation generated so they can assess the threat to satellites, and devise ways to protect satellites and spacecraft from meteoroids and orbital debris. More than half of electrical failures are unexplained because it’s very hard to do diagnostics on a satellite that fails in orbit. Fletcher believes that we can attribute some of these failures to this mechanism.last_img read more

UWF volleyball appears in AVCA Top 25 Poll for 12th straight week

first_imgAVCA DII Top 25 Coaches Poll: Week #12NCAA DII Women’s Volleyball Selection Show LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of West Florida volleyball team came in at No. 24 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. This is the 12th consecutive week that West Florida (28-6, 19-1 GSC) has appeared in the top 25 poll.UWF is the only team currently ranked or receiving votes in the AVCA DII Top 25 Coaches Poll from the Gulf South Conference, and one of four teams representing the south region in the latest poll. West Florida will look to next compete in the NCAA DII South Regional on December 3-5. The tournament host and the final selections for the south regional will be announced on the NCAA DII Women’s Volleyball Selection Show on Monday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Argonauts Start Off Season With 3-1 Win Over No. 11 Wheeling Jesuit

first_imgThat group got help from UWF all-time assist leader Monique StCyr and Brogan Wallin, who had 37 and 18 assists, respectively. Defensively, newcomers Logan Kael and Nadine Williams led the way for West Florida, tallying double-digit digs. Preview PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida volleyball team came out in full force in its season-opener against Wheeling Jesuit, taking a 3-1 win in the UWF Field House on Thursday night against the 2015 DII National Champions in front of a crowd of 251 fans. The final matches last year’s opener to the Hampton Inn-Vitational, a 3-1 UWF win over Findlay. West Florida faces South Carolina-Aiken at 11:30 a.m. and Southern Indiana at 6 p.m. in the Field House on Friday. Thursday marked UWF’s fourth win over a ranked opponent in the last calendar year, with the first of those coming against No. 8 Lewis at the Colorado Premier Challenge last September 10, and the last coming against Gulf South Conference rival No. 25 North Alabama in the NCAA Tournament. The teams went back-and-forth in the third, staying even until UWF pulled ahead 19-13. Neblett and Poppen each had a set-best six kills in the third, followed closely by Chrisman with five. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Senior outside hitter Rachel Neblett led all players with 17 kills on the night, and she was followed by sophomore Jordyn Poppen and newcomer Taylor Hall, who each had 12 kills. Mackenzie Chrisman hit an outstanding .889 in her Argonaut debut, with eight kills in nine swings. UWF left no doubt in the fourth set and never trailed on the way to a 25-19 set win. A four-point run to end the match included a Neblett kill, an ace from Peru national Barbara Briceno and a block from Williams and Neblett. Live Stats The tables turned in the second set, with UWF getting out to the hot start and WJU squaring things up at 10-10, before taking a 25-21 win. West Florida kept it close, getting a pair of kills from Neblett and Hall in the middle of the set, before Wheeling pulled away for the set win. Watch Live As well as UWF played throughout the match, it was Wheeling Jesuit that jumped out to an 18-13 lead in the first set. West Florida had no trouble bouncing back and went on an 11-2 run, ultimately winning the first set on a block from freshmen Caleigh Morrison and Ashlan Riley. Southern Indiana 9/1/2017 – 6:00 PM The Argonauts outplayed WJU in every facet of the match on Thursday, outhitting the Cardinals .264-.234, picking up nine blocks to Wheeling’s seven, and tallying eight aces to Wheeling’s zero. StCyr and Briceno led all players with two aces each. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more