DPU; Customer Care Center Closes At Lunch June 18

first_imgThe office at 1000 Central Ave. Suite 130 will close at 11:30 a.m. and reopen at 1 p.m. COUNTY News: DPU is holding a summer appreciation luncheon for its employees.center_img Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, will be closed during the lunch hour Tuesday, June 18. last_img

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United Church Easter Services Online 9:30 A.M. Sunday

first_imgThe United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy/United Church  Communion set up at The United Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy/United ChurchUNITED CHURCH News:The United Church of Los Alamos welcomes community members, who would like to worship this Holy season, to visit their website and unite in a way new to many. The United Church site can be found at www.unitedchurchla.org, and features Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and will host Easter services at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday and can be found later that day online.Los Alamos was the first church in Los Alamos, created in 1947. “United in our faith journeys”, is their motto as the church recognizes six denominations. They practice open communion and invite those watching to gather some juice, crackers or bread and celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Questions can be directed to church Pastors David Elton, Keith Lewis and Kara Windler by calling the church office at 505.662.2971.last_img read more

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Pep Boys Names Scott Sider As CEO

first_imgPep Boys has announced the appointment of Scott Sider as its new CEO, effective June 15. Sider also was appointed to the company’s board of directors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementSider most recently served as Hertz Corp.’s group president for Rent A Car Americas, the company’s largest division. It is a multi-billion dollar business with more than 3,200 locations and 16,000 employees. Sider joined Hertz in 1983 and, over the course of his tenure, assumed many leadership positions of increasing responsibility including area manager of Manhattan, divisional vice president – Western region, and president, off airport operations. He distinguished himself by focusing on customer and employee satisfaction, asset management and digital integration.In connection with Sider’s appointment, John Sweetwood, who is currently serving as interim CEO, will resume his position as an independent board member.Chairman of the Board Bob Hotz said, “We are extremely pleased that our comprehensive search has led us to Scott, a proven leader with automotive service and retail experience. The board of directors was unanimous in its selection of Scott and sincerely thanks John for his service as interim CEO.”Sider added, “My experiences at Hertz, which have provided me with an appreciation of customer satisfaction through differentiation, a deep understanding of vehicle maintenance and the need for continual process improvement, combined with Pep Boys’ iconic brand makes this a very exciting opportunity for me. I look forward to leading all the Pep Boys associates as we accelerate our sales and profit improvement.”,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

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Sanmar: RAmparts 2400SX Class Tugs Named Boğaçay Series

first_imgIn late 2011, Sanmar A.S. contracted with Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C., Canada to provide a design for a new tug series to add to Sanmar’s expanding product portfolio. The design is called the RAmparts 2400SX and is a customized version of Robert Allan Ltd.’s RAmparts 2500W design, but updated for Sanmar’s production and marketing objectives, and incorporating as always some of their well thought out ideas about how to build better tug boats. Sanmar has named the RAmparts 2400SX class tugs as their Boğaçay series.So far two Boğaçay series RAmparts 2400SX tugs have been delivered. Fittingly, the kickoff of the Boğaçay series with Bogacay I marked the occasion of the 100th tug delivery by Sanmar. The Bogacay I was delivered to new owners Gemport in Turkey and renamed Zeycan Y. The second hull of the series, Bogacay II has entered into service in Sanmar’s fleet.The hull is essentially the same as the Ramparts 2500W hull first introduced for Italian operator Rimorchiatori Riuniti. The hull features standard RAmparts class characteristics including good dead rise for improved thruster performance, modest side flare, a half-raised forecastle deck for good sea keeping, gently rounded deck line in plan to ensure that the tug can safely and easily come alongside and remove itself from an attended ship at speed, and most importantly the characteristic conically shaped double chined stern unique to all Robert Allan Ltd. designs which ensures that the tug can run astern at high speeds and maintain good control and directional stability. The hull is under the 24m rule length for load line and tonnage conventions.Beyond the hull, the remainder of the tug was customized to suit Sanmar’s requirements for flexibility in available options and for production efficiency. And indeed Sanmar had some unique and challenging requirements for the design team on this project:Ability to install 3 different Z-drive sizes to achieve 50 tonne, 60 tonne, and 70 tonne bollard pull versions of the tug (all while keeping the same shaft line and same diameter drive well)Ability to fit both CAT 3512C and 3516C engines on the same engine bed and to accommodate the 3 different power levels for the 3 bollard pull tiersAbility to fit a double drum winch, a split drum winch, or a single drum winch all on same deck foundationOptional aft winchAbility to fit both a single aperture staple and a double aperture staple on the same seating to suit the 3 winch optionsReady for optional FIFI 1 system with CP thrustersReady for optional FIFI ½ driven by independent auxiliary engineReady for optional box coolingOptional escort winch and escort staple Particulars of the RAmparts 2400SX are as follows:Length overall: 24.40 mBeam, moulded: 11.25 mDepth, least moulded: 4.38 mMaximum draft (overall): 5.10 mThe vessel has been outfitted to high standards for a crew of 6 people. The main deckhouse contains the galley, mess, two officer cabins. and a common WC. The lower deck contains 2 double berth cabin, a laundry, galley stores, and a common WC space. The wheelhouse is designed with frameless bonded windows for minimum window mullion obstruction and a single split control station which provides all round maximum visibility and exceptional visibility to the bow and side fendering. The engine room features a small sound resistant switchboard room.Ship-handling fenders at the bow comprise an upper row of 800mm diameter cylindrical fender and a lower course of W-fender. Sheer fendering consists of 300mm D- rubber 300 mm “W” block type fendering is fitted at the stern.Typical of Robert Allan Ltd. tug designs, significant noise and vibration reduction measures have been implemented throughout, including resiliently mounted main engines, resiliently mounted gensets and auxiliary engine, high attenuation engine exhaust silencer systems, ventilation intake air silencers, sound dampening deck treatments, and insulation measures.As mentioned, the vessel was designed for wide variety of powering and deck equipment options. However, the first two vessels in the series have the following equipment:2 x Caterpillar 3512C main diesels delivery 1765 bkW @ 1800 RPM2 x Rolls-Royce model US 205 Fixed pitch Z-drives2 x CAT C 4.4 diesel gensets, each with a power output of 86 ekW @ 1500 RPM, 50 HzDMT Type TW-E 250KN electric double drum hawser winch with a pull of 250KN at 0-9m/min on low speed and 80 KN at 0-28m/min on high speedA FIFI ½ pumpset driven off the front of the port main engine. The pumpset delivers 1200 m3/hr sea water to one 1200 m3/hr water/foam remote operated monitor.Data Hidrolik tow hookData Hidrolik aft capstanOn trials, the RAmparts 2400SX met or exceeded all performance expectations, with the following results:Bollard Pull, ahead: 60 tonnesFree running speed, ahead: 12 knotsPlans are currently underway to offer the RAmparts 2400SX design up to 75 tonnes bollard pull.[mappress]Press Release, September 4, 2013last_img read more

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North Sea Countries Partner Up to Lower Offshore Wind Cost

first_imgThe Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Norway have vowed to collaborate in terms of planning and constructing offshore wind farms.Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, is the initiator of the cooperation, under which the countries will also investigate other technologies for generating renewable energy at the North Sea. The nine North Sea countries will ratify a cooperation agreement at the Energy Council meeting today in Luxembourg.While collaboration will reduce building costs, it also involves looking at whether national regulations for grid management, subsidies and permits could be better harmonised. Additionally, research will be conducted into how to better coordinate national requirements for the offshore wind sector in terms of safety or the environment.This process will explicitly involve interested parties such as social organisations, knowledge institutions, nature organisations, network managers and the business community.Minister Henk Kamp said: “Collaborating more effectively will enable us to construct wind farms in the North Sea at a lower cost. The coming years will see the construction of several big wind farms in the North Sea, including five big farms in the Netherlands. This will contribute to an overall increase in the proportion of renewable energy in Europe, rising to 20% in 2020. Despite the scale of construction, there is still a great deal of space available in the North Sea. In collaboration with other countries, we are investigating what more can be done post 2020 and in the run-up to and period after 2030, as we wholly expect that the amount of wind energy will continue to show substantial growth in Europe.”One possibility is that future wind farms located close to each other in the various neighbouring countries will be connected via one single electricity cable from the sea to the land instead of a separate cable for each country.An additional goal is to use the infrastructure created by the construction of the offshore wind farms as a basis for further interconnection and market integration between the countries in the North Sea region. This would mean that a shortage of renewable energy in one country could be better compensated by a surplus in the other, resulting in cheaper energy for European citizens.last_img read more

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Samson awarded 11th patent

first_imgThis technology was developed by Samson while partnering with Delmar Systems on its patented Omni-Max™gravity-installed anchor system.Proper deployment of the new anchor design would have been hampered by the use of traditional anchor chain in this application. The additional weight of chain affects the trajectory of the anchor causing insufficient embedment into the seabed. To address this issue, Samson engineers developed a synthetic alternative that replaces the anchor chain. One of the biggest challenges in this application was protection of the synthetic rope from the damaging effects of outside contaminants it comes in contact with during use. Samson says this is a very unique application, and is the first time any synthetic has been used under the mud-line for an offshore mooring.Samson engineers developed M-8, an 8-strand plaited construction. Each of the 8-strands is composed of a 3-strand, all Dyneema fibre core covered with a filter barrier to resist soil infiltration, and protected from abrasion by a braided Dyneema fibre cover.The patent encompasses the use of this particular design in any marine environment in which the strength members are subject to damage from outside contaminants during use in offshore mooring systems. The design provides protection to the strength members and the ability to easily inspect the rope, which is different from other “filtered” ropes.Samson says that this patent represents the continuance of Samson’s commitment to partnering with its customers to provide custom engineered solutions. This is Samson’s 11th patent in 8 years.last_img read more

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Jackson to lead government review of fixed recoverable costs

first_imgLord Justice Jackson is to lead a new review of fixed recoverable costs, HM Judiciary announced today. Commissioned by the lord chief justice and master of the rolls, the review will take forward the government’s commitment – outlined in September – to a new costs regime.Jackson has been a prominent advocate of a blanket extension of fixed costs and has previously argued for them to apply to all civil claims worth up to £250,000.Jackson, whose last costs reform proposals were largely adopted in April 2013, will formally begin the review in January but will ask for submissions immediately, with the process complete by 31 July 2017.‘Although the momentum is heavily for reform, the review will provide ample opportunity for comments and submissions on the form and scope that reform should take,’ said Jackson.‘I am inviting the views of practitioners, users of the civil courts and any other interested parties on these points. Seminars will be held in London and elsewhere to discuss the issues. There is a great deal to be done on the detail of the review, which will inform the government as it prepares proposals for formal consultation in due course.’The terms of reference state that proposals will ensure the costs of going to court are ‘more certain, transparent and proportionate for litigants’.It will consider the types and areas of litigation in which such costs should be extended, and the value of claims to which such a regime should apply.Jackson has invited written evidence or submissions to assist the review by Monday 16 January 2017, to be sent to: fixed.costs@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk.Law Society president Robert Bourns gave a cautious welcome to the review announcement: ‘We had a strong indication earlier in the year that ministers were looking to expand the areas of civil litigation where fixed recoverable costs apply – this was referred to in the Transforming Our Justice System proposals unveiled in September.’We do not oppose the principle of fixed costs for straightforward, low value claims as they can provide some certainty for both sides in litigation and avoid protracted disputes about the level of costs.’But we have previously expressed concern at suggestions that costs should be fixed for all claims up to £250,000 – a tenfold increase on the current limit for many claims subject to a fixed cost regime. Cases at this level of compensation include situations where people have been very seriously harmed and where the application of fixed costs would be totally inappropriate. It would also raise significant questions about people’s ability to access justice.’Such a one size fits all approach for all cases, regardless of complexity, will simply make many cases economically unviable, undermining the principle of justice delivering fairness for all.’Nigel Teasdale, president of the Forum of insurance Lawyers (FOIL), said: ‘FOIL welcomes long-anticipated progress in the widening of fixed costs, with the launch of the review a first important step towards a positive outcome for the industry. It is very encouraging to see the determination for an extension, not only for clinical negligence and personal injury claims but across the civil justice system, and Lord Justice Jackson is absolutely the best-placed person to lead this review.’last_img read more

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S-Bahn Liechtenstein to proceed

first_imgLIECHTENSTEIN: A letter of intent to go ahead with the cross-border S-Bahn Liechtenstein scheme was signed by Liechtenstein’s Deputy Prime Minister Daniel Risch and Austria’s Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology Leonore Gewessler on April 21.S-Bahn Liechtenstein services would use the existing 18·5 km line running through the principality from Feldkirch in Austria to Buchs SG in Switzerland, connecting existing passenger services in the Land of Vorarlberg and canton of St Gallen.Around 9 km of the line is within Liechtenstein, but the entire route is owned and managed by Austria’s ÖBB-Infrastruktur.The project envisages doubling of the 4·6 km between Nendeln in Liechtenstein and Tisis in Austria, and the reconstruction of Nendeln station to accomodate inter-city trains.Previously known known as FL.A.CH, after the country codes for Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland, the project was estimated in 2015 to cost around €90m.‘This S-Bahn project is an important sign of a climate-friendly mobility and a very important infrastructure project for the region’, said the Land of Vorarlberg’s Environment & Local Transport Minister Johannes Rauch after the signing ceremony.Gewessler said the project would make an important contribution to regional mobility, helping to achieve climate goals, boost the economy and create new jobs.‘If we will meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable transport, Liechtenstein will continue to be an attractive place to live and do business’, said Risch.last_img read more

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PlayStation Plus games for July 2020 announced

first_imgEF Games will bring you news of the PlayStation Plus titles for August 2020 towards the end of July. Remember to make sure you’ve added all three of these titles to your collection before the new games arrive.Let us know what you think of the PS Plus games for July as well as your wishes for August via our Twitter and Facebook pages. Remember to give us a Follow or a Like while you’re there! PS Plus featured two amazing titles for PlayStation Plus subscribers in June. PlayStation 4 players were treated to Star Wars Battlefront II and Call of Duty: WWII.PS Plus games always arrive on the first Tuesday of the month, which means you can expect to see the new titles arrive on 7th July. Remember that since March 2019 PS Plus games for PS3 and PS Vita are no longer added. In July, PS4 players are in for another brilliant month with free copies of NBA 2K20 and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 year celebration up for grabs. Also, as it’s 10 years since PS Plus first launched, players can also download a third game for free – the interactive thriller Erica. These games will be available to download until 3rd August, 2020.To recap:Leaving PS Plus on 7th July, 2020:Star Wars Battlefront II (PS4)Call of Duty: WWII (PS4)Entering PS Plus on 7th July, 2020:NBA 2K20 (PS4)Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 year celebration (PS4)Erica (PS4)last_img read more

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Second Man Arrested In Connection To Langholm Bank Raid

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFollowing Police Scotland’s  enquires into the Langholm bank raid that took place in November 2016, they have arrested and charged a second man in connection with the incident.At around 01.40am on Friday 11 November 2016 police recieved  reports that the sound of an explosion had been heard in the area of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Langholm. On attendance officers found that the bank’s security had been overcome and that the ATM cash machine had been violated. Enquiries were commenced and a short time later a green coloured Land Rover was found burning on the B6318 road about three miles south of Skippers Bridge, Langholm. The fire was extinguished by the Fire and Rescue Service. A Major police investigation followed.David Hanley (26) from County Durham has been arrested in connection with the robbery and appeared at Dumfries Sheriff Court, He was remanded in custodyPicture courtesy of Police Scotlandlast_img read more

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