Red Cross: 10 Ways To Safely Decorate Your Home

first_imgALBUQUERQUE ― The 2019 holiday season is here, and the Greater Phoenix Red Cross, wants everyone to stay safe as they decorate their homes. About the American Red Cross TEN HOLIDAY DECORATING SAFETY TIPSUse battery-operated candles. If you must use candles, never leave them unattended, keep them away from anything that could burn, and place them out of reach from children and pets.Check all holiday light cords to make sure they aren’t frayed or broken. Don’t string too many strands of lights together — no more than three per extension cord.When decorating outside, make sure decorations are for outdoor use and fasten lights securely to your home or trees. If using hooks or nails outside, make sure they are insulated to avoid an electrocution or fire hazard.If buying an artificial tree, look for the fire-resistant label. When putting it up, keep it away from fireplaces, radiators and other sources of heat.If getting a live tree, make sure it’s fresh and water it to keep it fresh. Bend the needles up and down to make sure no needles fall off.Don’t use electric lights on metallic trees.If hanging stockings on the fireplace mantel, don’t light the fireplace.Turn off all holiday lights when going to bed or leaving the house.If using older decorations, check their labels. Some older tinsel is lead-based. If using angel hair, wear gloves to avoid irritation. Avoid breathing in artificial snow.If using a ladder, be extra careful. Make sure to have good, stable placement and wear shoes that allow for good traction. The Red Cross also advises people to test their smoke alarms and practice their home fire escape plan until everyone in their household can get out in two minutes or less. Visit redcross.org/homefires for more information and free resources, or download the free Red Cross Emergency App (search “American Red Cross” in app stores). HOME FIRES ARE MOST FREQUENT DISASTER Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster in the U.S.- most often, home fires. In addition, the Red Cross is working with partners to prevent fire-related deaths and injuries by installing free smoke alarms in high-risk communities and helping families create escape plans through its Home Fire Campaign — which has saved at least over 658 lives across the country since launching in October 2014. Volunteers from the Arizona-New Mexico and El Paso region and local partners have installed more than 9,920 free smoke alarms and made more than4,600 households safer from the threat of home fires. Decorations like trees, lights and candles increase the risk of home fires during the holidays — with Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day being the top three days for home candle fires in the U.S. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. RED CROSS News:last_img read more

MTI leads £2m funding round in Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd

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COSCOL Scores Rig Transport Deal with Shell Offshore

first_imgChinese heavy-lift specialist COSCO Shipping Company Limited (COSCOL) has secured a contract with owner and operator of oil rigs Shell Offshore Inc. for the transportation of the Appomattox semi-submersible offshore platform hull from South Korea to Ingleside, Texas.The contract, signed on 6 July 2015, was awarded as part of an Enterprise frame agreement between Shell and COSCOL. Details on the value of the contract have not been disclosed.Shell’s 41,165 metric ton hull will be transported on COSCOL’s new-building 98,000 deadweight ton vessel, the Guang Hua Kou.The Guang Hua Kou is currently under construction at the COMEC shipyard in Guangzhou, China and is expected to be delivered in late 2016 when it will start its service.last_img read more

Another step on the long march to improving construction

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Martinair champions CHAMP IT systems

first_imgCHAMP’s Cargospot is a fully integrated, automated air cargo IT system suitable for sales, handling operations and revenue accounting. It was rolled out earlier this month, covering 900 users across numerous countries and several time zones worldwide. The new system will enable Martinair to respond faster to changes in customer demand and business processes.   According to James Fernandez, vice president global commercial operations, CHAMP Cargosystems: “The project was a very complex one as it demanded the customisation of over 25 Martinair business specific product enhancements. Air France – KLM – Martinair Cargo works with several different general sales agents (GSA), ground handling agents (GHA) and own stations in its global network.”All of these had to be fully integrated. In addition, the solutions had to be interconnected with various other Martinair Cargo as well as AF-KL IT systems. The successful implementation fully underlines the versatility of the software,” he added.www.champ.aerowww.afklcargo.comwww.martinaircargo.comlast_img read more

New York: From Penn Station to Empire Complex

first_imgThe West End Concourse opened in 2017.LIRR enhancementsThere are also signs of progress elsewhere, notably on the LIRR side of the station. In February this year, MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber announced plans to enhance the main thoroughfare running under 33rd Street from the 7th Avenue entrance. This key access route is to be redesigned, expanding the LIRR waiting area and increasing headroom. The revamped concourse will feature brighter lighting, artwork and enhanced directional signage, plus improved ticket retail options and passenger information systems. The budget for the work is $600m, of which $170m is being provided by MTA and the remainder by New York state.A new entrance to the corridor is to be completed by December 2020, which will give direct access from 33rd Street/7th Avenue to the LIRR concourse, alleviating one of the busiest areas of the station. The rest of the work is scheduled for completion by December 2022.Metro-North aims for PennHowever, by the time the 33rd Street corridor work has been done, LIRR may already be on the way out of Penn. The commuter rail operator will be the tenant of a new deep level terminus beneath Grand Central Terminal being built under the much-delayed East Side Access programme. This is now expected to open in December 2022.With ESA completed, Amtrak expects LIRR’s fellow MTA commuter operator Metro-North to take over some of the paths vacated at Penn; its trains would reach the hub via the Hell Gate line currently only used by inter-city trains heading north along the Northeast Corridor. The Penn Access scheme includes proposals to build four commuter stations along the route through the Bronx, serving communities currently poorly located for rail or Subway access. Amtrak has also stated its ambition to extend some of its trains to destinations on Long Island.Gateway delayHowever, the long-term future of the Empire Complex still hinges on progress with the Gateway programme to add a second rail tunnel under the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey. As well as enabling Amtrak to rebuild the existing twin-bore tunnel badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Gateway would add rail capacity from the west, raising hopes of alleviating the congestion affecting Penn Station. This is one reason why trains are rarely allocated a platform track more than 10 min before departure, which adds to the overcrowding problems as passengers rush for the stairs and escalators to reach their trains.However, Gateway remains mired in political uncertainty amid seemingly implacable opposition from the Trump administration, despite strong bi-lateral support from the two states either side of the river, including large financial contributions. This is a particular problem for New Jersey commuters, as the NJ Transit platforms cannot be reached from the Moynihan complex and plans to extend the WEC passageway to serve tracks 1-4, as first envisaged by the Port Authority in 2004, were not taken forward.This is one of the reasons why the Moynihan plan has not met with universal approval; some transport advocates have criticised its location as being further from Midtown Manhattan and the main Subway routes. As one rail industry insider comments drily, the problem with Penn is that ‘you need to move the people and the trains to make it work. At the moment, it’s easier just to move the people’.T-REX dreamThe Regional Plan Association, an influential New York urban planning advocacy group dating back more than a century, has continued to push for removal of the MSG arena from above Penn so that a comprehensive rebuild could be undertaken, complementing Moynihan. Ideally this would be aligned with the development of an integrated commuter rail network, which it has branded Trans-Regional Express or T-REX.Outlined in an April 2018 report, T-REX envisages a mix of suburban, semi-fast and regional express trains running through Manhattan to link destinations in Long Island, upstate New York and New Jersey.The proposal would require construction of a substantial amount of new infrastructure, including a cross-city line under Manhattan, a main line passenger link between Manhattan and Brooklyn, and two further trans-Hudson tunnels in addition to Gateway. But with an implementation timeframe in excess of 30 years and an indicative budget of $71bn — which does not include the $39bn outlined for Gateway and related Northeast Corridor upgrading work — it is hard to see these ambitions as much more than pipe dreams in the current climate.,Supporting documents Click link to download and view these files Amtrak-NYP-Track-Map-FY19PDF, Size 2.38 mb Overcrowded, outdated and confusing, New York Penn Station has been roundly criticised in recent years as a symbol of the Big Apple’s inability to develop modern infrastructure. But multiple improvement projects are now underway, raising hopes that a more spacious and comfortable hub could yet emerge. Nick Kingsley reports from Manhattan.,It is mid-morning on June 25, and the heat and noise on track 10 of New York’s Penn Station is intense. The hum of the ventilation equipment makes conversation difficult, while the humidity of a Manhattan heatwave is a deterrent to lingering. The crew of a Keystone Corridor express to Harrisburg is closing the doors before giving the right away to depart.Barely three minutes later, the Amtrak train is replaced by a rake of empty Bombardier bi-levels arriving from Sunnyside Yard in Queens; this is destined to form an NJ Transit 
commuter train to the northern New Jersey beach resort of Long Branch.Such manoeuvres happen all day, every day in the sepulchral depths beneath Manhattan’s Midtown. Penn is North America’s busiest passenger hub, now used by more than 200 million passengers per year. This is more than double the volume it was designed to accommodate when controversially redeveloped in the late 1960s.Whether you are a Subway straphanger or a first time visitor, Penn’s problems are immediately apparent the moment you enter: chronic congestion, a confusing layout, poor access and conflicting purposes. To make matters worse, frequent NJ Transit trains link Penn with Newark International Airport in just 25 min, which means the station often serves as a fraught first impression of Manhattan for jet-lagged tourists. Amtrak is undertaking a comprehensive track renewal programme at Penn.Navigating PennPenn Station is owned by Amtrak, although the majority of passengers using it are travelling with commuter rail agencies or on the Subway. The station has three distinct concourses, one for each main line operator. These are situated on two below-ground levels, with that for Long Island Rail Road located alongside but slightly beneath those used by Amtrak and NJ Transit passengers. Access to the two Subway stations is from the LIRR level; each Subway station serves three lines, the A, C and E and the 1, 2 and 3.At track level, 11 islands serve 21 platforms. As with the concourses, these are grouped broadly by operator. Tracks 1 to 4 are west-facing bays used exclusively by NJ Transit; 5 to 12 are used by NJ Transit and Amtrak and can be accessed from both east and west; 13 to 16 can be shared by Amtrak and LIRR, with the rest used only by LIRR.All of the tracks through Penn are electrified, as diesel traction is banned in Manhattan. Platforms 5 to 21 have both third rail supply (750 V DC) and overhead catenary (12 kV AC), but 1 to 4 have only overhead supply.The operational complexity of Penn Station is partly derived from the need for high volumes of empty stock moves to and from the station. Typically LIRR trains are stabled between the peaks in the Hudson Yards just west of the station, while NJ Transit trains frequently run empty through the East River tunnels to and from Sunnyside Yard in Queens. The only revenue earning trains to run east-west through Penn are Amtrak’s Northeast Regional and Acela Express services linking Boston with Washington DC.Moynihan sagaThe pressure to solve the problem of Penn is not a new phenomenon. Passenger groups and urban planning 
specialists have spent decades proposing an array of ambitious plans to redevelop the station, including touting the removal of the Madison Square Garden arena which sits above it. While such suggestions had noble aims, they arguably overlooked the urgent need to address the immediate priorities of overcrowding and disjointed management.One proposal which has endured since first being proposed in the 1990s by the late Senator Daniel Moynihan was to repurpose the Farley Post Office building as a second passenger waiting area. The post office sits opposite Penn and MSG on 8th Avenue, and was designed in the Beaux Arts style by the same architects as the original station. Responding to the derailments, Amtrak prepared a renewals blitz aimed at tackling the complex web of switches, crossings and platform tracks that serve the station. Because of the constrained nature of the station and its vital role in supporting the Manhattan economy, Amtrak opted to focus as much of the work as possible on the summer holiday season, scheduling blockades for each of the four summers from 2017, in addition to overnight and weekend work slots. The Penn infrastructure programme has an overall budget of $150m, including the $30m allocation for this summer’s work which began on June 28 and runs until September 2.Amtrak is launching ‘state of good repair work’ on the switches and crossings that form the JO interlocking, which controls access to and from the East River tunnels. Previous work undertaken since mid-2017 and at weekends through 2017-18 featured concrete demolition around tracks 10, 15 and 18 as well as ‘complex steel hardware replacement and rail renewal’. Amtrak has also replaced three turnouts in C Interlocking, which controls the movement of Amtrak, LIRR and empty NJ Transit trains to destinations east of Penn, including Sunnyside Yard. The initial work in mid-2017 had covered total renewal of track and switches in A interlocking, the set of junctions in the western throat of the station.In the summer of 2018, Amtrak focused work on the Empire Tunnel which runs north from Penn Station towards the Hudson Valley and is used by trains towards Albany, Buffalo and Chicago, while also replacing ballast, turnouts and sleepers along Track 19. Amtrak also used the Penn funding to repair mechanical and electrical equipment on the Spuyten Duyvil bridge north of the city, which had been corroded by Superstorm Sandy.Moynihan takes shapeAccording to Empire State Development Corp, the Moynihan work ‘will transform the landmark Farley Post Office building into a 21st century transportation hub’, featuring a sky-lit concourse serving LIRR and Amtrak passengers, and ‘state-of-the-art wayfinding, information displays, and amenities to improve the visitor experience’. The Moynihan Train Hall will create 50% more concourse space and ‘convenient access’ to the existing platforms below it.center_img A rendering of the Moynihan concourse now under construction.The post office was designed by McKim, Mead & White as a sister to the original Pennsylvania Station. Five decades after the original station was demolished to make way for Madison Square Garden, the Moynihan Train Hall will ‘once again provide New Yorkers with a grand entrance in an architectural marvel’, ESD says.The redevelopment will expose and restore many of the building’s historic features, including the façade, windows, and columns. A 28 m high skylight will rest upon the building’s original steel trusses.All LIRR and Amtrak trains will be served from the 17 platform tracks that will be accessible from the Train Hall, served by 11 escalators and seven lifts. The 23 700 m2 Train Hall will be larger than Grand Central Terminal’s main concourse, and will create direct access to the station from 9th Avenue for the first time, bringing it closer to the Hudson Yards and Far West Side areas of Manhattan, where substantial regeneration has occurred in recent years.Concourse changesWhile Amtrak owns Penn Station, it will neither own nor run the Moynihan Train Hall when it opens in late 2020. This means Amtrak still has an incentive to improve the facilities in the current station, which will remain available for all users even after Moynihan is completed.The existing Amtrak concourse and seating areas are to be refreshed, while the toilets have already been updated and heating and air-
conditioning enhanced. Work will also begin this summer to modernise the current Club Acela lounge, in keeping with a broader objective of preparing Amtrak customers for the entry into service of its new generation of Acela trainsets from 2021-22.‘We are not immune to the problems of the existing Penn Station, and we know that many of our customers will continue to use the current concourses, so we are working to enhance where we can’, spokesman Jason Abrams told Railway Gazette on June 25.To this end, Amtrak awarded contracts in August 2017 to Aecom and UK infrastructure manager Network Rail to conduct an independent review of the ‘interaction, co-ordination, and collaboration’ between operators and to provide recommendations to improve the way the station works. But the most visible sign of improvement is arguably the West End Concourse, which opened in June 2017, shortly after Cuomo’s letter to Trump. WEC essentially forms a subway running at right angles to the Hudson end of the platforms beneath the Farley building. It was completed by a joint venture of Aecom, STV and Tishman Construction under contracts awarded by the Port Authority in 2012 as part of the Moynihan scheme.In contrast to the infamously narrow passages and stairways which characterise the access routes between Penn’s various waiting areas and platforms, WEC is wide and uncluttered. It has lift and escalator access to and from 8th Avenue and 31st Street. The concourse serves tracks 5 to 21, as well as the A, C and E Subway station, making it particularly useful for LIRR and Amtrak customers. It features LED lighting, digital information screens, wayfinding graphics, and ceiling-
mounted displays, which provides a brighter, predominantly off-white ambience that contrasts sharply with the rest of the building.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The James Farley post office building opposite Penn Station.The state of New York acquired the building in the early 2000s, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey awarded initial contracts for walkways and escalators to connect it to the main station as long ago as November 2004. This procurement eventually morphed into what would become the West End Concourse, which opened in June 2017. The redevelopment of the Farley building meanwhile was rechristened as the Moynihan Train Hall, in honour of the Senator who had died in 2001.Penn refurbishment approvedDespite the Moynihan work inching forward, there was scant progress in tackling the problem of Penn itself, as passenger numbers continued to grow through the 2000s. In September 2016, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo sought to break the impasse when he announced procurement of a wholesale renovation of Penn, widening the scope of the Moynihan redevelopment.The state of New York’s regeneration arm Empire State Developments agreed a $1·6bn fixed-price contract with a consortium of Related Companies, Vornado Realty and Skanska, covering retail and office developments at the Farley site, which is to open by the end of 2020. Amtrak and the New York MTA were also appointed as partners in the programme.Cuomo said that this would be the first stage of a much wider programme to create a so-called Empire Complex across both Penn and Moynihan, featuring renovation and expansion of the three main line rail concourses at Penn as well as enhancing access to the Subway network.However, within months of these contracts being let, two low-speed derailments occurred at Penn in March and April 2017. These severely limited access to Penn for Amtrak and NJ Transit trains, and the resulting overcrowding created a media furore which refocused attention from the glossy Moynihan works back to the state of the existing hub.The crisis prompted Cuomo to write to President Donald Trump in May that year requesting that the federal government treat the ongoing infrastructure and operational difficulties ‘as an emergency situation’ and provide funding for short- and long-term improvements.Renewals programme#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

EU under fire for not supporting global ban on ivory trade

first_imgThe EU has come under fire from a group of African countries after it refused to support a complete global ban on the ivory trade.The row has broken out just ten days before conservation officials from around the world meet in Johannesburg for the CITES conference on endangered species.Our Europe correspondent Elena Casas reports from Brussels.last_img

Wildlife export frustrates Forestry Division

first_imgLocalNews Wildlife export frustrates Forestry Division by: – July 2, 2013 This large quantity of Crayfish was confiscated from a Dominican woman on Sunday, 30th June at the Roseau Ferry Terminal.Officials of the Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division have expressed concern about what appears to be a growing trend of exportation of wildlife from Dominica. Forestry officer, Ronald Charles, at a press conference on Tuesday 2nd July, issued a stern warning to hucksters who continue to engage in the practice. A Dominican national bound for one of the French islands was intercepted at the Roseau Ferry Terminal on Sunday, 30th June with a large quantity of Crayfish. According to Mr Charles, the amount of Crayfish that was involved is cause for serious concern and he believes that the shipment was meant for trade purposes.“We are beginning to get weary of what appears to be a growing incident of exporting wildlife from Dominica going out to the French islands, in particular, with our wildlife resources”.Mr Charles said the woman involved in Sunday’s incident was not charged because of a mishap in communication. “She was allowed to travel, she can count her blessings or else she would have been arrested and brought before the court of law on Monday,” he said. He said the fragility of Dominica’s wildlife populations, particularly, the game species, does not allow for the development of any level of foreign trade. Thus, any such attempts will place the country’s wildlife in a great danger. “We believe that our wildlife resources have not yet reached the stage in terms of its population where we can exports wildlife in any quantity, and whilst we allow it- the law provides for export of wildlife, but administratively we’ve taken a decision to allow small quantities to go out if you are travelling or visiting friends,” he said.Mr Charles is also anticipating the adjustment to the existing laws pertaining to the protection of wildlife. He said Cabinet has taken a decision to revise the fines for people found in breach of the law. “Soon from now we will have stiffer penalties, the decision has been taken and the matter will go to the Parliament, and the Parliament will enact new penalties for those fines. And I can tell you they are tough, he said. Currently the maximum penalty is just about $400 Eastern Caribbean. Meanwhile, director of Forestry, Minchinton Burton said the decision to increase the penalty is a means to save the Crayfish for future generations.“Our decision is not to prevent anybody from being able to enjoy the resources, but on the contrary, to be able to allow future generations of Dominica for a very long time to be able to enjoy that,” he said.The Division has appealed to citizens, particularly those who earn a living through the inter-island trade, to desist from this practice and to join local efforts aimed at conserving Dominica’s wildlife resources. In order to travel with wildlife from Dominica, one must obtain a travel permit from the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division. The hunting season runs from October to December every year. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet 116 Views   4 commentslast_img read more

Dominica & China sign two agreements for west coast road rehabilitation

first_img Share Tweet Chinese Ambassador to Dominica, Lu Kun and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit signing the agreementsThe Dominica Government, on Thursday 24 November 2016, signed two agreements on economic cooperation with the People’s Republic of China.The signing, which took place at the Financial Centre in Roseau, is an agreement which provides for grant aid totaling a little over 21 million US dollars to be used for the West Coast road project.The second agreement is for the implementation of the China funded West Coast road project post TS Erika. It gives effect to the economic agreement and provides for the detailed works to be undertaken by both parties.Chinese Ambassador to Dominica, Lu Kun described the signing ceremony as another symbol of China’s strong support to the rebuilding of a better Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika as well as the country’s economic and social development.“This is also another significant symbol of the continuing good cooperation between our two countries as well as the deepening friendship between our two peoples,” the Ambassador said.He thanked the officials and technical experts on both sides for their dedication and hard work on this project.A Chinese firm, engaged on the project, has been working here for more than one month doing on site exploration and surveying roads from Roseau to Portsmouth.Thursday’s signing ceremony follows the earlier signing of Letters of Exchange for the West Coast Road post Erika Rehabilitation Project between the government of Dominica and the People’s Republic of China signed in July 2016.The Ambassador noted the importance of proper infrastructure to the development of a country and the livelihood of its people.“It is very impressive to me that the government of Dominica and the visionary leadership of Honorable Prime minister Skerrit made such a great endeavor and again substantial achievement to rebuild Dominica and improve people livelihood after Erika regardless of its limited resources,” Ambassador Lu stated.Following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika last year, the government of the People’s Republic of China offered to rehabilitate the E. O LeBlanc Highway and provide grant assistance as part of the recovery efforts. Ambassador Lu is China’s fifth resident ambassador accredited to Dominica and follows Ambassador Li Jiangning, who served from January 2014 to October 2016.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who formalized relations with China in 2004, said that country has always demonstrated its true friendship to Dominica especially in difficult circumstances. “They have been among the first to come forward to commit assistance to us, so this ceremony is not a new feature with the relationship which exists between our two countries. As a matter of fact, it is the norm of the relationship which exists between our two countries,” he said. Mr Skerrit also “publicly welcomed” Ambassador Lu to Dominica and assured him that his government will “ensure that your tenure here in Dominica will be very successful”. Share LocalNews Dominica & China sign two agreements for west coast road rehabilitation by: Dominica Vibes News – November 24, 2016center_img Share 338 Views   one comment Sharing is caring!last_img read more

One hospitalized after vehicular collision at Picard

first_imgAnthony RickettsOne male adult of Roseau is nursing serious injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital following a vehicular collision at Picard, Portsmouth on Sunday 8 January 2017.A report from Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno Baptiste, indicates that about 11:20 pm, motorcycle registration number PP747 which was being ridden by Anthony Ricketts collided with motor vehicle registration number SA 040 which was driven by Shermon Harve of Fortune.According to Jno. Baptiste, Ricketts was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the PMH, where he received medical attention and consequently admitted.Both motor vehicles ignited into flames on the scene of the collision.Video footage taken at the scene of the collision indicates that Ricketts may have lost his legs as a result.Police investigations into the cause of the accident are under way. Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share 3564 Views   no discussions LocalNews One hospitalized after vehicular collision at Picard by: Dominica Vibes News – January 9, 2017last_img read more