18Oct/20

Charmer of the board

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07Oct/20

Senator Bob Mensch commends PDC Machines for Philadelphia Eagles partnership

first_imgH2 View reported last month that PDC Machines will install one of its SimpleFuel hydrogen refuelling unit at the NFL team’s Lincoln Financial Field stadium, providing green hydrogen energy. Read the full story here.The Eagles have been producing their own clean power onsite since 2013, through the team’s robust Go Green programme.A micro-grid of 10,456 solar panels have helped generate more than 24 million kilowatt hours, positioning Lincoln Financial Field to be among the greenest major sports facilities in the world.The stadium will now, in the words of Kareem Afzal, Vice-President of PDC Machines, take the next step forward in sustainability. Source: PDC MachinesThe SimpleFuel hydrogen station, which has been designed to take only the inputs of water and electricity to produce clean hydrogen fuel, will power vehicles and material handling equipment in an effort to further reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint.In a letter to Syed Afzal, President of PDC Machines, Senator Bob Mensch wrote, “I am excited to see that PDC Machines will be equipping Lincoln Financial Field with green hydrogen through a SimpleFuel hydrogen unit.”“Not only will this partnership aid in the production of clean hydrogen fuel and power vehicles and machines, but it will also work towards the goal of reducing the stadium’s carbon footprint and promoting sustainability.”“I commend you again for this great accomplishment.”last_img read more

29Sep/20

Terex introduces new crawler

first_imgThe new crane, which Terex says is the largest in its LC product range, is intended for use by contractors operating in heavy civil infrastructure projects (especially bridge construction), as well as the petrochemical, power and wind energy industries.Terex explained that the new crawler has a counterweight tray design consisting of two stacks on each side instead of one, which it claims reduces the counterweight stack height and lowers the crane’s centre of gravity.The LC 300 can be configured with up to 84 m of main boom, or up to 60 m of main boom with a 72 m luffing jib for a maximum system length of 132 m. www.terex.comlast_img read more

29Sep/20

Faber Bau goes for Goldhofer

first_imgThe STZ-L 3 A RM and STZ-L4 A RM models will be used for delivering machinery to the company’s construction sites.The latter is a four-axle semi-trailer with a payload of 42 tons (38.1 tonnes), featuring  an extendable deck, creating a loading length of up to 12.8 m. According to Markus Kasper, head of mechanical engineering at Faber Bau, this will be used to move asphalt pavers.According to Goldhofer, the overall length of the trailer does not exceed 16.5 m, which avoids the requirement for transport permits.The wheel recesses feature drive-on covers for carrying wheeled and tracked vehicles. www.goldhofer.dewww.faber-bau.delast_img read more

29Sep/20

Freeport approves Proposition A

first_imgThis approval allows the port to deepen the Freeport Harbor Channel from its current depth of 45 ft (13.7 m) to a maximum level of 55 ft (16.7 m) at its deepest point.According to the port, the project will make it the deepest channel in Texas. The estimated total cost of construction is USD295 million.More than half of the project is expected to be paid with federal funds, with approximately USD165 million to be provided through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Construction is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed in approximately five years. In addition to deepening the channel, enhancements will be made to the turning basin and the narrowest section of the channel will be widened. www.portfreeport.comlast_img read more

28Sep/20

Bar regulator bows to pressure on governance shake-up

first_imgBar representative body the Bar Council has exerted its authority over regulator the Bar Standards Board (BSB), persuading it to scale back its proposals for dealing with information it receives from third parties about barristers and chambers.At a board meeting last night, the BSB agreed it would not drop the term ‘complaints’ and replace it with ‘information’. It also agreed that enforcement decisions should be taken by five person panels rather than three.Both amendments to the BSB’s original proposals were made after the Bar Council expressed concerns.In its original plan, announced in March, the BSB said it wanted to create an ‘independent decision-making body’, consisting of a pool of 30 lay and barrister members from which panels of ‘three or more’ would be nominated to take individual regulatory decisions. It would replace the professional conduct committee (PCC), which consists of 32 lay and barrister members, divided into two teams.During the meeting, it was noted that the Bar Council was ‘fundamentally opposed’ to disestablishing the PCC but that it accepted it was too large. Instead it recommended that five person panels should be the default. The BSB agreed, noting that it would amend its proposals to provide that enforcement decisions are taken by five person panels with a lay majority.On adopting the term ‘information’ the BSB noted that there was ‘unsurprising’ opposition, including from the council which said in its consultation response that the term was ‘potentially opaque or vague’.Other suggestions included ‘reporting a concern’ and ‘person who raised a complaint’ – rather than ‘complainant’. The BSB said it would decide at a later date what term to opt for.The BSB will seek formal approval of its proposals with the Legal Services Board in September.last_img read more

23Sep/20

Kereta Cepat Haramain Siap Layani Tamu Allah Akhir Tahun Ini

first_imgKereta Cepat Haramain. Sumber: istimewa Bagi Anda yang berencana untuk menunaikan Ibadah ke Tanah Suci tahun depan, kemungkinan Anda sudah bisa menikmati sarana transportasi baru di sana berupa kereta berkecepatan tinggi yang menghubungkan beberapa kota penting di Jazirah Arab. Diketahui jarak total jalur kereta cepat yang tengah dalam masa pembangunan ini mencapai 4.492 km. Jalur ini juga rencananya akan terhubung dengan jaringan kereta nasional Arab Saudi yang terletak di kota Jeddah.Baca Juga: Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro, MRT Unik di Kota Suci MakkahSeperti yang dihimpun KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai sumber, Kereta Cepat Haramain ini akan menghubungkan Kota Suci umat Islam Madinah dan Makkah melalui Kota Ekonomi Raja Abdullah, Rabigh, Jeddah dan Bandar Udara Internasional King Abdul Aziz Jeddah. Jalur kereta ini direncanakan sebagai sarana transportasi kereta listrik yang aman dan nyaman, dengan kecepatan maksimum mencapai 320 km per jam. Adapun tahap pertama konstruksi dari proyek Haramain yang dimulai pada Maret 2009 ini mencakup pembangunan sebuah stasiun kereta api bagi jamaah Haji dan Umroh. Rencananya proyek kereta cepat ini akan memiliki total lima stasiun, dengan stasiun utama di Makkah. Stasiun utama yang melayani jamaah umroh dan haji ini rencananya memiliki lounge terpisah untuk kedatangan dan keberangkatan. Juga terdapat beberapa fasilitas penunjang lainnya, seperti masjid yang mampu menampung 600 orang sekaligus, sebuah helipad, 10 peron lajur untuk kereta, ruang untuk penumpang VIP, parkiran yang mampu menampung 500 mobil.Terlepas dari pra-sarana yang bisa dinikmati, untuk urusan keretanya sendiri pihak Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) sudah melakukan uji coba perdananya pada 25 Juli 2017 kemarin. Kereta berlari dari Rabigh, Jeddah menuju Madinah dengan kecepatan 330 km per jam, dan waktu tempuh sekitar 1 jam 15 menit, lebih cepat 15 menit dari estimasi awal. Tentu saja hadirnya kereta cepat ini seakan ditunggu-tunggu oleh banyak orang, karena dapat memangkas waktu perjalanan dari Jeddah ke Madinah yang jika ditempuh menggunakan bus atau mobil akan menghabiskan waktu hingga 5 jam.Dalam acara uji coba tersebut, turut hadir Pangeran Abdullah Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz, Menteri Transportasi Saudi, Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, dan tim dari perusahaan Spanyol sebagai kontraktor pembuatan kereta.Baca Juga: Ingin Menikmati Sensasi Kereta Cepat, Bentang Lebar Rel Harus DigantiJalur kereta listrik tersebut didesain untuk melayani 60 juta penumpang setiap tahunnya dengan menggunakan 35 kereta. Untuk melancarkan proyek kereta cepat tersebut, otoritas setempat membangun 138 jembatan layang yang difungsikan sebagai jalur kereta, hingga 12 perlintasan mandiri untuk lalu lintas unta di berbagai kawasan gurun.“Kami sudah siap untuk peluncuran secara resmi. Semua bekerja sesuai dengan rencana. Kereta akan dioperasikan segera setelah pemerintah Saudi memberikan kami lampu hijau,” ungkap manajer proyek kereta cepat Haramain, Mariano De La Vega dilansir dari sumber berbeda. Sedangkan manajer teknis proyek Haramain, Nayef Fawaier mengatakan baru ada 11 dari 35 kereta yang akan beroperasi di jalur ini. Adapun manufaktur produksi rolling stock asal Jerman, German DB menjadi penyedia sarana transportasi ini.Dijadwalkan, kereta cepat Haramain ini akan mulai beroperasi pada akhir tahun 2017 ini.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

23Sep/20

UWF baseball series with Miss. Valley State canceled

first_img Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 2 West Florida baseball team’s game against Mississippi Valley State scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, has been canceled due to inclement weather in the forecast.The entire series with MVSU has been canceled and will not be made up.The Argonauts (16-2, 11-0 Gulf South Conference) are on a 12-game winning streak and will head to Huntsville, Ala. March 15-16 to play No. 29 Alabama Huntsville (15-6, 7-2) in a three-game series.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Baseball SchedulePrint Friendly Version UWF baseball series with Miss. Valley State canceledcenter_img (Emmele Photography) last_img read more

23Sep/20

Cam I Am

first_img Ruben Rodriguez Related TopicsCam NewtonCarolina PanthersNFL Ruben joins us this fall to cover High School football. He is an avid and passionate fan of all Cleveland sports. A graduate of Lincoln-West High School many, many years ago, Ruben then went on to serve our country in the US Navy. He was a mentor and coach for the Old Brooklyn Little League and coached basketball at the CYO level.center_img My hobby is writing about High School Football here at NEOSPORTSINSIDERS, I am forever grateful for the opportunity to fulfill a dream and to be hopefully able to meet people from the sports world, male or female.Which leads me to the topic I wish to discuss.Yesterday Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was asked a question by female beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue regarding a teammate’s route running, and while his response, to me anyway, was not surprising, it has shown that he much work to do with his immaturity.Newton has seemed to have forgotten about what stereotypes are given to athletes of his stature. Many times black QBS were told they weren’t smart enough to read defenses, didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to run an offense, because quite frankly, they were black.So now Cam chooses to stereotype female reporters, telling Ms. Rodrigue that it was “funny that a female would ask about route running.” Cam, not only is it not funny, the joke is on you.There are hundreds upon hundreds of female beat writers, covering sports on every level. Some of the great ones, Pam Oliver, Lisa Salters, Ramona Shelbourne, Rachel Nichols, just to name a few, the list goes on and on, are in most instances BETTER, than their male counterparts.Newton expressed regret afterwards for his “indiscretion”, but what he needs to do is own it, an apology to her is not only warranted, but necessary.He has put himself and his team in a position now that has nothing to do with the game. He still doesn’t get it.Knowing how people of color in this country are fighting stereotypes each and every day of your lives, this is totally unacceptable to say the least, to say the most, hypocritical.It’s been a long time since Newton has been in the spotlight. Maybe that’s a reason for what he did. Hey what about me? I’m still here and relevant, no one is talking about me!Well Cam, if that is your thought process then it worked. You WILL be talked about, your team is 3-1 going to Detroit this week and all the talk is about you.What seemed so “funny” at the time is now a question for the NFL to answer. Will they get involved and if they do to what extent? He obviously didn’t think about any ramifications.There were a lot of male reporters in that room who never played football at any level, why no disrespect for them on what they know about the game. Was it because they were male? Of course it was.Cam’s comments were very revealing as to his ignorance and his outdated idiologies.Cam He Is.last_img read more

18Sep/20

Man City, Wigan charged by FA for failing to control players

first_img(REUTERS) – Manchester City and Wigan Athletic have been charged for failing to control their players during Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round match in which the third-tier side pulled off a huge shock by winning 1-0 at the DW Stadium.Players from both teams were involved in a clash after City midfielder Fabian Delph was sent off in the 45th minute for a sliding challenge on Max Power. The clubs have until Friday to respond to the FA charge.Wigan beat the runaway Premier League leaders with a late goal from talismanic striker Will Grigg.Both clubs have also been asked for their observations regarding the crowd trouble at the end of the game and have until February 20 to respond.British media reported that City’s Argentina striker Sergio Aguero would not face any disciplinary action over his post-match confrontation with a fan.Wigan said they will conduct a full investigation after some ugly scenes following the final whistle, with missiles thrown and fans hurling advertising boards onto the pitch.“Whilst we appreciate that the vast majority of supporters who ran onto the pitch did so spontaneously to celebrate a famous victory, we were disappointed with the action of a minority of supporters who acted in an inappropriate manner,” Wigan chief executive Jonathan Jackson said in a statement.”Player and staff safety is of paramount importance and we will conduct a full investigation.“However, it is important to not let the actions of a few supporters detract from an incredible night at the DW Stadium. A special atmosphere was created by both sets of supporters and the match was yet another memorable day in the history of Wigan Athletic.”Wigan, who will next host Southampton in the quarter-finals, beat City 1-0 in the 2013 FA Cup final and knocked them out in the sixth round of the competition the following season.last_img read more