Train Trestle Traffic

first_imgIf you thought the end of summer heralded the end of traffic in East Hampton Village, think again.The Long Island Rail Road has updated its local road closures, reporting that there will be multiple days where certain roads will not be passable due to continuing work on the Trestle Replacement Project.The first closure begins on Wednesday, September 25, and it’s North Main Street and then Accabonac Road. Closures will run from approximately 7 AM to 5 PM.According to the website A Modern LI, “The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and the estimated cost is $21 million. Bridge removal and replacement for both bridges will take approximately 23 days and road detours will be in effect.”For updates as they arise, check the www.easthamptonvillage.org website. Sharelast_img read more

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Cameron LNG gas supply pipeline approved

first_imgImage: CPG Columbia Pipeline Group and Columbia Pipeline Partners informed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of the Cameron access project in Southwest Louisiana by its subsidiary Columbia Gulf Transmission.CPG President Glen Kettering said, “This is a natural gas infrastructure project that further connects Appalachian supplies to higher-value markets.”The company said in a statement that the Cameron access project includes improvements to Columbia Gulf’s existing pipeline system, as well as ancillary facilities, a new compressor station near Lake Arthur, Louisiana, and the installation of an approximately 26 mile greenfield pipeline lateral in Cameron Parish that provides direct access to the Cameron LNG export facility.The project involves an investment of approximately $310 million and includes binding precedent agreements for more than 90% of the 800 million cubic feet of new firm transportation capacity.The project is anticipated to begin construction activity in the spring of 2016 and be placed in service during the first quarter of 2018.last_img read more

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Sea Star ends Philadelphia-Puerto Rico service as business falls

first_imgTraffic is now transferred from Philadelphia to its services from Jacksonville, Florida by land-bridge services.”The maritime community in Philadelphia has been very supportive and great to work with but we have been unable to secure an adequate revenue stream to support this service,” said Steve Hastings, president of Sea Star Line.”We have invested millions of dollars in this service over the last sixteen months. The decision to suspend our service from Philadelphia was a very difficult one.”Sea Star Line, which describes itself as a “lift-on carrier for out-of-gauge cargoes” and operates container/ro-ro ships, launched the Philadelphia service in May, 2010, as reported on HLPFI’s website.last_img read more

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Daseke snaps up Aveda Transportation

first_imgAveda specialises in the movement of large oil rigs and worksite equipment in the North American market. Daseke paid USD42.6 million and cleared USD54.8 million of Aveda’s debt to complete the acquisition.Don Daseke, chairman and ceo, said the deal presents numerous synergies not apparent in the purchase price. “Aveda outsources up to 35 percent of its long-distance rig movers to other carriers, and we have the equipment to capture some of this revenue through our various operating companies. In addition to cross-selling, we have also identified other benefits of scale in the way of purchasing, fuel and insurance,” he explained.Aveda has 12 locations across North America and operates 1,500 pieces of equipment. Daseke operates more than 5,200 tractor units and 11,000 flatbed and specialised trailers.HLPFI reported during mid-2017 that Daseke acquired Steelman Companies, along with The Schilli Cos and Big Freight Systems.www.daseke.comwww.avedaenergy.comlast_img read more

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Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

first_img Published: October 14, 2017 4:43 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board.The decision was reached Saturday in an emergency session. It comes after recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker that revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein going back decades. The move by the Academy is virtually unprecedented.The Academy is the world’s top movie organization and is home to the Oscars.In a brief statement, the Academy said it sends a message that “sexually predatory behavior” in the film industry is over.Weinstein was ousted a week ago from The Weinstein Co., the movie and TV production company he co-founded and which now is struggling to survive this scandal.He has denied the accusations. Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

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Hogan Lovells opens ‘Covid-19 hub’

first_img*The Law Society is keeping the coronavirus situation under review and monitoring the advice it receives from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Public Health England.Find advice and updates herePlease see our dedicated Coronvirus page here >> Hogan Lovells is the latest City firm to offer coronavirus advice, opening a ‘Covid-19 hub’ with apps, quizzes and advice-generating tools to help businesses respond to the crisis. The online hub is aimed at industries which are facing delayed or aborted corporate transactions, disrupted supply chains, sharp decreases in corporate earnings, concerns over commercial viability of contracts, major event cancellations or a fall in customer numbers because of the pandemic. Among the tools on offer are an online quiz for businesses to gauge how prepared they are; a digital tool which generates reports on how best to manage supply chain disruption; webinars; checklists; and an app to help in-house counsel plan for potential crisis situations.Last week, Squire Patton Boggs hosted a live webinar to deal with client concerns, including the use of force majeure clauses. Meanwhile, many City firms, including Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, and Eversheds Sutherland, have told staff to work from home for several weeks.last_img read more

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Dubai metro bids opened

first_imgA JAPANESE consortium of Mitsubishi, Obayashi and Kajima with Turkish civil engineering group Yapi Merkezi has submitted the lowest bid for the first phase of the Dubai automated light metro network.The final tenders for civil, mechanical and electrical work were opened by the Dubai Municipality’s LRT project office on February 28 (RG 3.05 p122). Director-General Qassim Sultan emphasised that these were ’preliminary offers’, and that the committee would be scrutinising technical aspects of the bids with project consultants Systra before announcing the winning bidder ’in a few weeks time’.The Japanese-led Dubai Rapid Link consortium bid 6285m dirhams for the first phase, compared to 8854m from second-place Dubai Star, which groups Alstom, Bilfinger Berger, Taisei, Besix and Orascom. The Salsabeel grouping of Siemens, Saudi Bin Laden Group, Diwidag and Citic of China tendered 8922m dirhams, whilst the Metro One consortium of Bombardier, Odebrecht, Arabtec and Parsons priced the work at a round 10bn.To be completed by May 2009, the first phase covers 35 km of the proposed 77 km network, including the Red Line between Salahuddin Road and the American University of Dubai and the Green Line from the Airport to Rashidiya bus station via the city centre. Extensions to both routes are included in the second phase, which is now expected to open by May 2012. The network will have 18route-km in tunnel and 51 km elevated, serving 55 stations. A fleet of around 100 five-car trains is envisaged, running at headways down to 90sec at peak times.Studies are already underway for future extensions which would take the Green Line southwest from Wafi to the proposed Festival City development and the Red Line to the new Jebel Ali International Airport which is expected to open for air cargo flights at the end of 2006.last_img read more

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The Andersons completes Mile Rail acquisition

first_imgUSA: The Andersons Inc has purchased wagon cleaning and repair company Mile Rail. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Mile Rail also has facilities in Nebraska and Indiana as well as mobile units in the central Midwest. ‘The addition of Mile Rail complements our existing railcar repair network and expands our geographical footprint’, said Rasesh Shah, President of The Andersons’ Rail Group. ‘Additionally, the skilled and customer-service oriented 52-member workforce enables us to expand our capabilities to repair and clean virtually all types of railcars.’last_img read more

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

first_imgPeople continue to tout the use of apple cider vinegar as a medicine chest item useful in treating a wide variety of physical ailments. For years, herbalists and older members of the community have cited the healing qualities of apple cider vinegar.   Apple cider vinegar, found in supermarkets and herbal shops, is made from pulverized apples after a period of fermentation when the apples are broken down to bacteria and yeast, turned into alcohol that ferments into vinegar, holding high contents of acetic and amino acids.The proponents of the healing effects of apple cider vinegar, preferably the organic kind, recommend its consumption (usually a tablespoon in an 8-ounce glass of water two to three times daily to treat:Digestive problems like heartburn or indigestion. (Consume the apple cider vinegar after meals).Diabetes: apple cider vinegar reduces glucose (sugar) levels (Consume a dose of the product before going to bed).High cholesterol: Consume daily apple cider vinegar reduces high levels of cholesterol.High blood pressure: Regular doses reduce high blood pressure and promote a healthy heart.Cancer: Apple cider vinegar is said to slow the growth, and even kill cancer cells.Weight loss: the product promotes weight loss, as it is said to reduce the appetite making people feel less hungry.  Health effects of the properties found in apple cider vinegar:Potassium: Aids the building of muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity, prevents brittle teeth, hair loss, and nasal mucus.Acetic acid: Slows the digestion of starch, and lowers the increase of glucose in the blood. Ash (or alkaline): Helps to maintain proper pH levels in the body, which prevents and/or fight cancer cells.Malic acid: Helps to prevent the ill effects of viruses, bacteria, and fungi; removes toxins from the body, enhance bowel regularity, and promotes clean, healthy skin. Because of the acidic qualities of apple cider vinegar, it’s always recommended it’s diluted before applying it to the skin or drinking. If applied or consumed too strong it can damage the tooth enamel, tissues of the throat, mouth, or skin, and have the reverse effect in the stomach.last_img read more

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Morocco aims at attracting Chinese investors to its auto sector

first_imgOne of Africa’s biggest car manufacturing powerhouses Morocco is taking part in this year’s Shanghai Auto Show.The delegation is led by the country’s minister for industry, trade and digital economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy. Morocco’s investment and development agency is also showcasing opportunities in the country’s auto industry and infrastructure development. Its aim is to attract more Chinese investment into Morocco’s auto industry, which is the country’s number one export sector. Elalamy says a more relaxed visa policy between China and Morocco has seen a greater number of Chinese visitors to the country.He hopes it will boost trade between the two countries, as China pushes ahead with the Belt and Road initiative.last_img read more

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