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Division for Historic Preservation announces $190,000 in grants

first_imgEast Corinth$15,000Corliss Prescott HouseOwned by the Corinth Historical Society, the building will be moved onto a new foundation, sills/joists will be repaired as needed and drainage will be installed. Middlebury$15,000Middlebury Community HouseAn 1815 Federal style painted brick building that was the residence of four generations before it became a community center will undergo roof and foundation repairs. Jericho$14,400Community Center in JerichoFormerly a church that was built in the 1840s, the center will have masonry and footings repaired/installed, drainage installed, and 14 windows conserved. Montpelier$2,752Vermont Land Trust/George Washington Reed HouseInstall new porch roofs on this building, which was originally constructed as a single family residence and is now the headquarters for the Vermont Land Trust. Ripton$15,000Ripton Community ChurchLocated on Route 125, the church is located in the Ripton Historic District. A new roof will be installed and plaster will be repaired. Johnson$15,000Vermont Studio Center/Lowe Lecture HallInstall new roof on Greek Revival style building built in 1832. The building was originally constructed as a Congregational church and is now used as reading and lecture hall, and for community events. TownGrant AwardProjectBrief Description State grants totaling $186,193 to help restore and repair historic properties have been awarded to more than a dozen Vermont communities and non-profit organizations. The state Division for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation today announced matching grant awards to 16 recipients at a Vermont State House ceremony. Projects awarded funding include the Bennington Free Library, Alexander Twilight House in Brownington, Community Center in Jericho, United Baptist Church in East Poultney, and the Vermont Studio Center’s Lowe Lecture Hall in Johnson. ‘Town halls, cultural centers and local churches are the heart of every Vermont community,’ said Governor Peter Shumlin. ‘The local effort to preserve these historic buildings demonstrates a strong sense of community and a commitment to a vibrant Vermont economy.’Grant projects range from roof replacements to porch and chimney repairs. More than 40 applications were submitted this year.‘The process was incredibly competitive, and we received a variety of excellent grant applications from across the state,’ said State Historic Preservation Officer Giovanna Peebles of the Division for Historic Preservation. ‘Vermont is fortunate to have so many communities that are committed to preserving their local history for future generations.’Established in 1987, the state-funded grant program annually awards matching grants for building improvement projects that promote the public enjoyment of Vermont’s heritage. Properties must be listed on or be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in Vermont.For more information, visit www.historicvermont.org(link is external).  Hyde Park$6,500Hyde Park Opera HouseRepair s to the stage roof and flooring will be made to this early 20th century Colonial/Georgian Revival opera house.  Westford$15,000United Church of WestfordA new roof and gutters will be installed on the building. Also, the interior of the steeple will be cleaned and the chimney repointed. Hardwick$7,500Hardwick Town HousePrimarily used for performance and community meeting space, the building will have exterior doors and tripartite window on façade restored.center_img Total: $186,193 East Poultney$7,310United Baptist ChurchLocated on the Poultney Town Green, the 19th century church will undergo repairs to the roof, tower and front entrance. Brownington$7,000Alexander Twilight HouseInstall new standing seam roof on building at the Old Stone Museum, which is owned by the Orleans County Historical Society.  Bennington$10,000Bennington Free LibraryRepair deteriorated chimneys and reconstruct to match original design, including brick and mortar. Repair and repaint ceilings damaged from leaks around chimneys. Royalton$12,375First Congregational Church of RoyaltonThe church is undergoing a four-phase historic preservation project. The grant will be used to fund phase II of the project, which includes a  new roof. Strafford$13,206Strafford Municipal BuildingThe building was designed and built by former Vermont Representative and Senator Justin Morrill and given to the town as a public library. Now used as the town offices, the grant fund will be used to install a new slate roof, repair plaster and paint. East Hardwick$15,000Caledonia #9 Grange HallThe building, which has been in continuous use as a Grange Hall since it was built in 1909, will undergo drainage improvements and repairs on sills, foundation, retaining wall, porch and front steps. Pawlet$15,000Pawlet Town HallThe town hall, constructed in 1881, will undergo repairs to the plaster ceiling in the building’s auditorium. The repairs will allow town meetings and community activities to be held in the building again. ##last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Helps Rural Salvadoran Communities

first_imgBy Lorena Baires/Diálogo May 17, 2019 Units of U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) and the Salvadoran Armed Force (FAES, in Spanish), will work jointly to provide free specialized medical services to rural communities besieged by crime in El Salvador. The first Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), part of U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Together Forward initiative, took place March 25-April 8, 2019, in the coastal area of Conchagua municipality, La Unión department. The objective of the mission is to assist different Salvadoran populations twice a year for five years. “We thank SOUTHCOM for joining efforts to assist people with limited resources — many suffering from chronic diseases — and bringing them the medication they need,” said Honduran Army Colonel Juan Guardado, head of Civil Affairs for FAES General Staff. “This exercise will train personnel from both countries to offer medical assistance and health education to communities with limited resources in remote locations.” In Conchagua, which faces the Gulf of Fonseca, health services are limited and medical personnel lack specialization. “Most beneficiaries don’t have the financial means to go to a hospital or pay a private clinic and keep their conditions under control,” said Conchagua Mayor Jesús Medina. “That’s why we are grateful to SOUTHCOM and FAES. Our people received top-notch medical assistance, and even patients with serious chronic conditions were cared for.” The challenges The organizers installed a campsite at the Ministry of Health’s Family Health Community Unit to assist residents from Loma Larga, El Volcancillo, and Condadillo districts, as well as Valle Nuevo, Monares, San Ramón, and La Brea villages. About 7,200 people received medical care. “We had a common goal from the beginning: help the poorest in the country. That helped us work together,” said U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Héctor Nieves, ARSOUTH’s medical team coordinator. “Everyone had a partner from the other country, so we complemented each other with the knowledge we both had.” During the first days, the combined team conducted a general assessment of both medical and logistics needs. Some of the challenges to overcome were educational barriers and teaching people about hygiene habits to prevent illnesses. “As days passed, more people signed up for a medical checkup. They couldn’t believe that it was all free,” said Loyda Reyes, head of the Municipal Development Unit of Conchagua. “This serves as a pilot test to identify illnesses that exist in the area, so they can be treated every six months for five years.” Diagnoses Military specialists identified the main diseases in the area: respiratory tract infections, fungal infections, dermatitis, and bronchitis. “Some 40 percent of the population also suffers from urinary tract infections, due to low hydration and the high temperatures recorded in the village,” said Army Major Humberto Hernández, doctor and head of FAES Military Health Battalion. The team also identified chronic degenerative diseases such as high blood pressure, chronic gastritis, and diabetes. “The main issue is education, because people don’t know how to maintain a balanced diet or keep hygiene routines that would prevent illnesses or infections,” Sgt. Nieves said. “It was rewarding to assist people who hadn’t seen a doctor in more than a year and treat their illnesses.” Carlos Morales came from El Jagüey district with his youngest child. The boy had a strong fever, had stopped eating, and drank little water. The family tried to treat him with home remedies to no avail. “Doctors explained that the child had a severe ear infection. Hence the fever and headaches,” said Morales as he waited for medication. “I am relieved that a doctor examined my son, because we didn’t know what to do to ease his pain.” Military doctors, 15 from ARSOUTH and 25 from FAES, took part in Together Forward’s first mission. The second exercise will be held in August 2019 in Zacatecoluca municipality in the south. The military will continue to exchange experiences to offer joint humanitarian assistance to communities of hard-to-reach and disadvantaged areas.last_img read more

4th Fleet Commander Hosts Partner Nations For Senior Leadership Discussion

first_imgBy U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Anna Liesa Hussey January 10, 2020 U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/4th Fleet (NAVSO), hosted partner nation fleet commanders for a round table leadership discussion and luncheon, December 9.For the second time this year NAVSO has hosted these commanders to support strengthening partnerships among the U.S. and partner nations by building trust through face-to-face meetings.“The primary purpose of being able to bring people together and collaborate to solve problems is indicative of the partnerships we share. Every navy has similar goals, common regional interests and threats that bring us together as a team, said Rear Adm. Gabrielson. “Our navies need to remember why we exist to maximize how we work together.”Senior leadership from Argentina; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South; and Joint Interagency Task Force South all participated in the leadership discussion. Throughout the day, leaders discussed topics influencing the region such as various regional threats, exercises, interoperability, and maritime domain awareness.“The roundtable was very successful,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Windsor Frinell, Strategy and Policy officer and Regional Engagement desk officer. “The main objective was an open discussion on interoperability challenges, and how we can approach common threats throughout the region. Secondly, it was a unique opportunity for partner fleet-level commanders to meet their peers and have an open dialogue. Establishing common ground and developing trust is vital to maintaining and strengthening partnerships.”Participants were able to provide insight into their countries’ maritime issues while also highlighting best practices and new ways to further collaborate in future exercises.The capstone of the day was a tour of the USS Billings (LCS-15). While onboard, the leaders were able to see firsthand the capabilities of the LCS and talk to sailors.NAVSO employs maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations to maintain access, fortify the ability of U.S. forces to work together with partner nations, and build enduring partnerships with the ultimate goal of enhancing regional security and promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.last_img read more

Sex Offender Gets Prison for Hamptons Spy Cam

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Robert LiguoriA sex offender was sentenced Wednesday to 1 ½ to 3 years in prison for secretly videotaping young women changing at a swimsuit show in Southampton last summer.Robert Liguori had pleaded guilty in March before Judge Barbara Kahn at Suffolk County court to unlawful surveillance.The 52-year-old had been hired as a freelance photographer to shoot the “Hamptons Wine & Dine” event when placed a live video camera in a makeshift dressing room used by the models on July 12, 2012.“We were fortunate the sponsor of the event seized the camera and turned the recording over to police and the footage did not end up on the Internet,” District Attorney Tom Spota said.Liguori is registered as a Level 2 Sex Offender for a conviction in 2000 on federal child porn charges.His sex offender designation may be upgraded from level two to a level three status, prosecutors said.last_img read more

Today Show Chef Siri Daly Dishes on Muses, Motherhood & New Cookbook

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Meeting Today show food contributor Siri Daly — who’s also a popular food blogger, mother of three, wife of Carson Daly and now cookbook author — feels like meeting an old friend.After getting her kids off to school and a stop at the gym, she took a break to chat with the Press at For Five Coffee Roasters near her Manhasset home, before running to Target (yes she is just like us). Over coffee, she shared her thoughts about motherhood, being a working mom, how she had the name Siri before Apple chose the name for its virtual assistant, and how much the Midwestern girl enjoys her new life on Long Island.Her new cookbook, Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook, is due out this month. Her warmth and wit was genuine as she shared her love of bacon and tacos, her family and friends, living a life of balance… And how she’s still trying to get her kids and Today anchor husband to try the Tropical Green Smoothie on page 16 of her book.Siri Daly’s cookbook is due out April 17.Long Island Press: How did Siriously Delicious begin?Siri Daly: I started my blog called “Siriously Delicious” eight years ago after my son was born. I was working in late-night television and I was producing segments. I missed writing, and then I decided to combine that with my love of food. Starting a food blog wasn’t like I was suddenly a foodie, it was more like “Oh my gosh, I am in this domestic situation — how do people do it?” I started to keep track of meals that were working and meals that weren’t and then writing with humor along the way. A lot of feedback I have had over the years is when people tell me that they don’t cook, but I make them want to try. It’s a great compliment because that is my goal, to make cooking seem approachable and fun.LIP: What is the origin of your name?SD: My parents named me after a Scandinavian woman they had met. There is a lot of Norwegian in my family. I also heard it can be an Indian name or it can also be an iPhone name. It is not short for anything. It is just Siri. When I was a kid everyone would say, “Ooooh, are you serious?” And I always thought that was annoying and now, of course, I use it in my professional life because it works, except for the iPhone.LIP: Have you heard every joke?SD: Yes, people joke all the time. Mostly at Starbuck’s. Every barista has a funny joke. At least they think it is weird. I get a lot of “What’s the weather?” I am like, “Go turn on your TV or look outside.”LIP: I love your humor throughout the book, and the reference on the cover is so relatable.SD: I am all about balance. I named the book Siriously Delicious after myself because I feel a lot of the time people take cooking so seriously and it should be more fun and should be more about what you want to eat. Even though I have a green smoothie in the book, I will tell you that my kids won’t eat that. They know I am putting spinach in there. That one was for me.LIP: I love your humor throughout the book, and the reference on the cover is so relatable.SD: I am all about balance. I named the book Siriously Delicious after myself because I feel a lot of the time people take cooking so seriously and it should be more fun and should be more about what you want to eat. Even though I have a green smoothie in the book, I will tell you that my kids won’t eat that. They know I am putting spinach in there. That one was for me.LIP: Does Carson like everything you cook?SD: Yes, I think so. He loves food. He is not picky. There are certain things he won’t eat, like eggplant and olives. Carson is very inspirational. He has great ideas and he lets me execute them.LIP: Can you tell me about the picture of your mom and O’mo?SD: O’mo was Patty, my mother-in-law’s, nickname. It was short for the “Other Mother.” She passed away in September while I was writing the book and six weeks later my father-in-law passed away. I was literally in the thick of writing the book. My book is light and humorous, but when we were going through that difficult time, it was hard to find that humorous voice. Patty was the friendliest, happiest person I have ever known. I almost felt her presence as I was writing the book — she was nudging me along and encouraging me and that is why I dedicated the book to her and my mom. They have been such huge supporters.Siri Daly with Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie, who wrote the forewordto Siri’s new book while both were pregnant. (Photo By: Peter Kramer/NBC)LIP: The foreword written by Savannah Guthrie seemed like she really captured you.SD: I formed a friendship with Savannah and her husband. We were pregnant at the same time. She is the most down-to-earth, brilliant, funny, sweet, kind friend, so I was honored that she decided to write the foreword. Savannah doesn’t cook so it was fun to get her take on a cookbook.LIP: How has your experience been on the Today show?SD: Maybe it’s been two-and-a-half years since I have been a food contributor. I used to watch the Today show when I was a kid, so when I am there I still have to pinch myself. It is an incredible experience.LIP: I laughed when you wrote that you and your family pretty much think about food all the time. Sounds familiar.SD: Now it’s a joke. We can be eating breakfast, and then I am about to say it, and Carson is like, “Don’t say it.” And, then I ask, “What are we going to do for lunch? What are we going to do for dinner?” Food brings me so much joy. I want to know what is next. I am a little sad after I am done eating something. I need to know what I am looking forward to next.LIP: Being a busy mom, how often do you cook?SD: I probably cook four to five days a week and we will go out twice on the weekends and get takeout once.LIP: Takeout is not taboo in your house?SD: No. You have to order a pizza once in a while. We are moms. We need a break. I need someone to serve me sometimes, too.LIP: You seem like you are in a really good place.SD: I am really happy. This book was a dream. I still can’t even believe it. I am done with everything now. I have done a cookbook. I don’t need to do anything else (she laughs). Right now the book is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. April 17th is when it is available.Just a normal day for the Dalys, including Siri, Carson and their kids, Jackson, Etta and London.Photo Credits: Courtesy of Time Inc. Books. Photographer: Ellen Silverman, Food Stylist: Eugene Jho, Stylist: Karin Olsen, Hair and Makeup Stylist:LIP: The book is 256 pages. Quite ambitious.SD: I think there were about maybe 40 recipes that were pre-existing on the blog and the rest of them are all new, even the ones that had already existed. I wrote a new introduction to each recipe and refreshed the recipes. There is a team of amazing food photographers and recipe developers that work with Time Inc. We all worked together. It was a wonderful process. It was about a year. I spent a lot of time at coffee shops. I can’t write at home. I get distracted. I want to empty the dishwasher, organize the kid’s toys.LIP: Let’s talk breakfast.SD: The Hash Brown Egg Cups are so easy to make. The sweet potato adds the vitamins and minerals. They are on-the-go friendly and one of my favorites.LIP: Please tell us about the Brown Sugar Peppered Bacon. We really need to know.SD: Oh, my gosh. I have a thing for crispy delicious bacon, but that particular recipe has that sweet and savory going on with the brown sugar and pepper. It’s so good.LIP: And those Grilled Cheese Roll- Up Dippers. Yum!SD: Anything you can dip, especially for kids, they just love that. It’s a grilled cheese. You press the bread and roll it and that is what makes it stick together and get crispy.LIP: About Part Three, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” — Do you ever have time for an adult beverage with kids running amok?SD: I do from time to time. I am lucky Carson is home by 10 a.m. on a good day because he works in the morning and if he is not doing The Voice he is here to help with the kids and homework, activities. Sometimes the stars align, Carson is here hanging out and we can have a cocktail and cook dinner, and it can be manageable and then the girls start screaming and then you need the cocktail.LIP: I am still thinking about that Bloody Mary in the book. Is that Carson’s signature drink?SD: Yes, he has become very famous for them. I think it is the bread-and-butter pickle juice that makes it stand out. It is a little bit of sweet and savory. I make them now but I don’t know what his secret is. Nothing compares. My signature drink, I feel like it would be boring. I love a spicy margarita. SIRI’S FAVORITE RECIPE: GREEK NACHOSPhotographer: Caitlin Bensel, Food Stylists: Margaret Monroe Dickey and Karen Shroeder-Rankin, Prop Stylist: Kay E. ClarkeIf you make anything from this cookbook, make these Greek Nachos. Right now. Stop everything you’re doing, go buy these ingredients, and make. these. nachos. As you can tell, I am very passionate about how good they are. Not good, outstanding. Epic. I could keep listing synonyms for “tremendous” from the thesaurus, if you’d like? But I won’t, because I know you will agree with me. First, bake up perfectly seasoned, homemade pita chips, top them with creamy crumbled feta cheese, chopped veggies, salty olives and finally drizzle everything with a spicy yogurt sauce. Then, come back to this page and nod in agreement with the magic that is this recipe. Each ingredient merged together creates a unified, delightful appetizer that will make any happy hour even happier.Serves 8Hands on time: 20 MinutesTotal time: 35 MinutesDRESSING1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon honey1 teaspoon garlic powder1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepperNACHOS6 (5-inch) pita rounds3 tablespoons olive oil1 1⁄2 teaspoons paprika1 teaspoon kosher salt1 1⁄2 cups crumbled feta cheese1 large red bell pepper, chopped1 medium-sized red onion, finely chopped1 medium tomato, chopped3⁄4 cup sliced kalamata olives3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives1. Make the Dressing: Whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth.2. Make the Nachos: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut each pita into 8 wedges. Arrange the pita wedges in a single layer on an aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Brush the pita wedges with the oil and sprinkle with the paprika and salt. Bake until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.3. Remove the pita wedges from the oven. Increase the heat to a high broil. Sprinkle the wedges with the feta, bell pepper, and red onion. Broil until the cheese starts to melt, about 3 minutes. Remove from the oven.4. Sprinkle with the tomato, olives, and chives. Transfer the dressing to a squeeze bottle, or spoon into a plastic ziptop bag and snip 1 corner to make a small hole. Drizzle the nachos with your desired amount of dressing. Reserve any remaining dressing for another use.Siriously Mini:To make this more kid-friendly, top the toasted pita with store-bought hummus, feta, and diced avocado.last_img read more

Binghamton receives over $87,000 in funding to combat virus

first_imgSenator Gillibrand says the aid is important to Binghamton, especially since New York was greatly affected by the virus. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. (WBNG) — New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Binghamton has received $87,502 in federal funding to help offset coronavirus response costs. “It is imperative that our cities have the tools and resources necessary to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. I am proud to have fought to secure this funding, and I will continue to advocate for New Yorkers during this pandemic,” she says. Senator Schumer says the funding will aid virus response efforts. “New York is the frontline of the COVID-19 battle, and our cities must have the proper support to react, respond, and recover from its devastating effects. I have and will continue to do everything in my power to deliver for New Yorkers in this time of crisis,” Schumer said in a statement sent to 12 News. Albany received $58,000 in funding to fight the virus.last_img read more

Mandate roundup: Devon, Northern Trust, Inalytics, Warwickshire, Cumbria, London & Quadrant

first_imgDevon County Council Pension Fund has appointed Northern Trust for a global custody and securities lending mandate for the fund’s £3bn (€3.73bn) in assets.The appointment was made using the National LGPS Global Custodian Framework, Northern Trust said. Mark Gayler, assistant county treasurer at Devon County Council, said: “Northern Trust’s ability to provide high-quality tailored solutions to meet our specific requirements, combined with their leading expertise across the local government pension scheme sector, were key factors in their appointment.”On top of this, he said the custodian’s strong securities lending capabilities supported the pension fund’s aim of maximising its investment portfolio. Robert Frazer, head of Northern Trust’s institutional investor group for the US, said pension funds were increasingly looking for guidance, particularly with discussions that were now taking place about consolidation and boosting efficiency.Meanwhile, consultancy Inalytics said it has been appointed by four UK local authority pension funds, including the Cumbria and Warwickshire county council pension funds, to help them understand the level of fund managers’ investment skill.Mathew Dawson, acting treasury and pensions group manager at the Warwickshire pension fund, said the fund had chosen Inalytics’ service because it could show what was really behind a manager’s performance.  “Whilst our active equity managers are both performing very well, demonstrating manager skill beyond the relative benchmark will provide clear evidence to the investment sub-committee,” he said.In other news, the London & Quadrant Housing Trust Staff Benefits Plan has put out an EU tender for pension administration and investment advisory services.The trustees of the affordable housing charity pension scheme are looking for a firm to provide pension administration, investment advice and actuarial support services for the pension plan, which has both defined benefit and defined contribution sections.The contract will potentially be for five years, including an initial three-year period, plus two one-year extensions.The 1,550-member scheme said it envisaged inviting between five and eight providers to tender or participate.Applicants will be asked to give details of technical ability, processes for ensuring quality and capacity.The applicant must also act as the scheme actuary, the pension fund said.The deadline for tenders is 22 July.last_img read more

Rovco Executes Wave Hub Job

first_imgUK-based Rovco has completed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the offshore renewables test site, Wave Hub.The inspection programme included the first commercial trial of Rovco’s 3D visualisation technology to create scaled, high resolution models of subsea infrastructure with millimetre accuracy.Rovco also delivered a detailed bathymetric survey utilising a multibeam echosounder (MBES), alongside an ROV video inspection with ultra-short baseline tracking for Wave Hub’s entire offshore cable network, off the coast of Saint Ives Bay, Cornwall.The project was completed in ten days. The first phase utilised the MTS Xplorer vessel to carry out the MBES survey. The second stage saw the deployment of Rovco’s Sub-Atlantic Mojave ROV equipped with the Sonardyne Nano beacons, its own prototype hi-res camera system, and a fibre optic gyro to gather heading and point references.The final stage involved the Severn Sea vessel, which was used to complete the ROV visual and 3D survey.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said: “With underwater 3D visualisation, we are improving the quality of subsea ROV inspections, identifying potential problem areas more effectively and providing a better means of communicating this information.“We were honoured to support Wave Hub on this project, utilising our now proven 3D modelling technology to provide accurate survey data and provide a clear picture of the subsea environment. There are many applications for ROV 3D visualisation however we expect it to be used most frequently for condition monitoring of subsea assets, as well as for damage, corrosion or decommissioning surveys.”Julius Besterman, head of engineering and operations at Wave Hub, stated: “Periodic subsea inspection is essential to ensuring that the cable system is well maintained to afford projects with a reliable offshore connection, and we were extremely pleased to allow Rovco to trial their 3D system on our site. The results obtained were superb and enabled a very detailed asset and seabed condition assessment as well as providing valuable information for projects intending to connect at Wave Hub. Rovco has set the benchmark very high for future surveys.”last_img read more

Saga LNG’s mid-size carrier completes sea trials

first_imgSaga LNG Shipping’s 45,000-cbm liquefied natural gas carrier named Saga Dawn has completed sea trials in the East China Sea.As reported by LNG World News, the LNG vessel left China Merchants Heavy Industry’s (CMHI) shipyard in Jiangsu last Thursday.Saga Dawn has returned from a 5-day trial where the vessel showed “great performance,” FKAB, that developed the mid-sized vessel together with LNT New Technologies, said in a statement on Tuesday.“The speed and manoeuvring tests showed very good result, and the speed of 17 knots is well above both contracted speed and model test results,” FKAB said.This vessel is the first LNG carrier in the world using the LNT A-Box LNG containment system developed by LNT Marine.It has a deadweight of 24,500 tons at design draught and 29,500 tons at freeboard draught.Saga Dawn is powered by a four-stroke dual fuel engine and auxiliary engines capable of running on natural gas.Saga LNG’s chief David Wu said last week that following sea trials the company would work towards to the gas trails in February or March 2019. After that, the vessel would start its operations.This is the first LNG carrier for Singapore-based Saga LNG Shipping with the company planning to expand its fleet with additional small and mid-sized carriers. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Annual DAT summer workshop presently underway at Convent High School

first_img Share Tweet Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Annual DAT summer workshop presently underway at Convent High School by: – July 11, 2011 31 Views   no discussionscenter_img Teachers at this morning’s opening ceremony. The annual summer teachers workshop organized by the Dominica Association of Teachers in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation commenced this morning with an opening ceremony which was well attended by several teachers, prinicpals and officials of the Ministry of Education .The theme for this year’s workshop is “Teachers, teaching teachers” and is expected to continue for the two weeks at the Convent High School.The teachers will be exposed to training in several areas for example mathematics, Early Childhood Education, classroom management, and administration to name a few.Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education Mr. Stephenson Hyacinth reminded participants of the Ministry’s vision for high quality education which he says should inspire them to do well.“Your presence here today is so significant because we are charged with a responibility to ensure that all students who are placed in our care  receive a high quality education, and in order to do this we need to remain current. Things are changing daily, as we speak at this time there are new changes in education and we must keep abreast if we are to meet the needs and meet the challenges of all our students in the classroom. And hence we have a responsibility to ensure that every child who enters our school obtain a high quality education” he said.He emphasized that the onus is on the teachers to remain current in order to provide quality education to students islandwide.“So the onus is on us  to remain current and the Ministry of Education has been working with you, working with the Dominica Association of Teachers to ensure that we meet those goals that will shape the broad vision that we have outlined for  ourselves the provision for high quality education for all.”Mr. Hyacinth also reiterated the belief held by the Ministry of Education that every child can learn and succeed and deserves access to high quality education.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more