EIA: Reduced water runoff will affect hydropower in Pacific Northwest

first_imgSubscribe to Power Engineering magazine Linkedin Reduced water supply in the Pacific Northwest this year will impact hydropower outlook in the area, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 2.7.2014 Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Facebook “Absent an abundant supply of hydroelectric output, wholesale power prices may be increasingly determined by the cost of natural gas generation in the region,” the agency stated in the report. The region has the largest concentration of hydroelectric capacity in the country, and reduced generation not only affects the immediate area, but also neighboring regions, including California, that import hydropower from the Pacific Northwest, according to the EIA. The Northwest River Forecast Center released its first water supply projection of 2014 for the Pacific Northwest and indicated a below-normal runoff for a majority of the observation stations in the region compared to the 30 year average. New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana host 35 percent of U.S. hydropower capacity, and the supply can have implications for the dispatch of other sources of generation and greatly influence regional wholesale power prices, according to the EIA. By chloecox – Previous articleWater quality improves at Dan River Steam Station after ash basin releaseNext articlePECO restores service to more than half affected by winter storm chloecox TAGSPGE No posts to display Twitter Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project Linkedin Twitter Facebook EIA: Reduced water runoff will affect hydropower in Pacific Northwest EmissionsRenewablesHydroelectricO&MWater Treatment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

City of Hoboken reports 372 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths, and 106…

first_img Facebook Twitter City of Hoboken reports 372 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths, and 106 recoveries The City of Hoboken is reporting 372 cases of COVID-19, 19 related deaths, and 106 recoveries, as well as that the 31 to 40 age group still has the most patients at this time. By John Heinis/Hudson County View“Yesterday, we had three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hoboken, which marks the lowest one-day total since March 16. Overall, Hoboken has 372 confirmed cases, with 106 residents having fully recovered according to the Hoboken Health Office,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.Other data released by the city shows that the 31 to 40 age bracket has the most coronavirus cases, 112, followed by the 17 to 30 age group – 81.Furthermore, the virus has impact men and woman almost equally, with 183 male patients and 189 female patients, and that each fatality has been 50 years of age or older.Specifically, nine deaths were between the ages of 76 and 115, eight deaths were in patients ages 61 to 75, and two other fatal cases between the ages of 51 and 60.Around 1 p.m., the New Jersey Department of Health said there are 9,956 cases of the coronavirus, the second most in the state by county, along with 434 deaths – the third most in the state by county.According to the mayor’s office, the coronavirus infection rate is .88 percent in New Jersey, 1.5 percent in Hudson County, and .07 percent in the Mile Square City.“In other words – all the work that you’ve been doing to self-isolate and social distance is saving people from infection, and lives from being lost,” Bhalla added, noting that he’s grateful for everyone that has done things like wearing face covers, keeping their children out of parks, and delivering groceries for seniors. Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say CommunityHobokenNewsPolitics & Policy Previous articleNorth Hudson COVID-19 update: 4,591 cases and 268 deaths across 5 municipalitiesNext articleUnion City police issue supermarket summons for having 51 people inside John Heinis Bayonne RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network By John Heinis – April 18, 2020 3:02 pm 0 TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19hoboken city hall SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from copslast_img read more

Top 10 passenger requests when booking accommodation

first_imgBooking.com has doubled the number of facilities on its platform in just two years and today offers more than one million unique facilities with more than 23 million available accommodation units worldwide, including 7,2 million available units in holiday homes, villas and other types of unique accommodation facilities.Therefore, their data they collect are extremely valuable and important because they are relevant (large and credible sample) and give us an insight into the habits and needs of travelers.TOP 10 PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS WHEN RESERVING ACCOMMODATIONThus, according to the latest Booking.com research based on 110 million reviews, 335.535 facilities in 205 countries are the most important to travelers: comfortable bed, magnificent view i free WiFi.The top 10 requests from travelers when booking accommodation according to research conducted by booking.com are:Comfortable bed (80 percent)Magnificent view (60 percent)Free wi-fi (52 percent)Spacious bathrooms (39 percent)Soft pillows (35 percent)Room delivery service (28 percent)Waterfall shower (25 percent)Welcome drink (21 percent)Large enough wardrobe and coat hangers (17 percent)Lighting (13 percent) WHAT THE GUESTS ARE LOOKING FOR AND WANT When looking for accommodation, most users first search by price, but of course the price itself is not the most important and how the decision to choose accommodation is influenced by other factors. Among the main factors, as they point out from Booking.com, the most important guests are breakfast, WiFi and parking. After the price, guests mostly search for secured parking, swimming pool and wellness equipment.But by far the most important factor when choosing accommodation is the review of your guests. It is a mirror of you and your accommodation and honestly the best possible tool because it relates to the personal experience of the passengers themselves. Unfortunately, there are those who try to use this “power” and threaten the owners to deliberately write bad reviews or “blackmail” to get something more or gratis. But the most important thing is to respond to every comment, thank the good ones, and not argue your attitude negatively. Of course, in case the guest is right, you apologize and promise to correct some of the mentioned shortcomings.In any case, a bad and malicious one will not distort your overall picture, there are always all sorts of people and all sorts of expectations, and you can always contact Booking.com directly in case of any malicious criticism and threats.The most important thing is to be human, to care about the guests, to be available to them and to make the guest feel welcome. The main advantage of family accommodation over hotel accommodation is precisely this personal and human interaction between the host and the guest.TOURISM IS LOVE            In the end, tourism is people and we must not look only through money and some short-term interest, tourism is love. I have to convey that love to the guests because the guests feel it and that is why they come back. This is the main message of all the most successful and best rated hosts in family accommodation. And don’t forget, tIt is better to maintain the same level of service than to get one year. So, a great grade is a commitment and a promise.And yes, tell stories. Tell them the story of the destination, because the motive for coming is not the accommodation but the destination.last_img read more

Obituary: Cecil E. Bingham April 23, 1923 – June 7, 2019

first_imgCECIL E. BINGHAM April 23, 1923 – June 7, 2019Cecil E. Bingham, 96 years old, died June 7, 2019.He was born on April 23, 1923 on the family farm near Woden in Bingham Township, Hancock County, Iowa. His parents were Oliver C. and Cora Fisher Bingham. Cecil attended rural school for six years at Bingham Township No. 4 and graduated high school in 1941 at Britt High School.In 1941 the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cecil enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was honorably discharged as Boatswains Mate First Class on June 20, 1946. He served at Coast Guard stations in Washington, Oregon, California and Puerto Rico including a period as Light House Keeper on the Farallon Islands 30 miles offshore of San Francisco. He served on the U. S. Cutter “Bobcat” W766, a patrol craft, USS Pol, an anti-submarine patrol ship and two years in the North and South Pacific on a supply ship, the USS Eridanus AK92, from New Guinea to the Philippines.  He earned a battle star in the Solomon Island Campaign at Bougainville and the Philippine Liberation medal in the reconquest of the islands. He was very proud of his military service.After his military service he attended the University of New Mexico. He graduated in 1951 with a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering. During his career as an engineer he worked for the California Highway Department, the Atomic Energy Commission (later becoming the Department of Energy), in Los Alamos, New Mexico and St. Petersburg, Florida.He retired from government service in 1979, as DOE Assistant Area Manager for Engineering in Los Alamos. After retirement he worked for four different architectural and engineering firms over a period of 15 years. He worked for the Santa Fe Opera as their Owner Representative and Engineer for four years during the design and remodeling of the opera completed in 1998.In Los Alamos he worked with the Boy Scouts and served on County committees dealing with water supply issues and decisions leading to the building of a new County Building. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 where he held several offices including Senior Vice Commander.Cecil is survived by his sons Steven Bingham (Mary) of Colorado Springs, CO, Jeffrey and Daniel Bingham of Los Alamos, NM; brother, Roger Bingham (Belen) of Oxnard, CA; stepsons David Mathews (Marilyn) of Kerrville, TX, Lloyd Mathews (Diane) of Houston Texas; step daughter Linda Slater (Guy) of Albuquerque, NM; four grandsons, three granddaughters and  10 great grandchildren. Also by many nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his second wife, Mary Mathews Bingham, his first wife Sally Bingham Sawyer; his parents, three brothers and two sisters; his son Michael Bingham.Cecil was interred with military honors in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Donations may be made to the United States Coast Guard Foundation.last_img read more

Tammy Tecklenburg Appointed To Women In Automotive Board

first_imgTecklenburg has a record of driving growth for start-ups and industry leaders including Honeywell, Armored AutoGroup, Spectrum Brands and Energizer Holdings. In addition to her tenure with Women in Auto Care, she was awarded a seat on the Auto Care Board of Directors and was named the 2015 “Auto Care Woman of the Year.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Tammy Tecklenburg, principal of Tecklenburg Advisers, who recently wrapped up her successful tenure as chair of Women in Auto Care, was recently appointed to the Women in Automotive organization.  Tecklenburg says her goal for the new position on the dealer-focused board is “to share best practices across Women in Auto Care & Women in Automotive and collaborate on key initiatives.” Some examples are that one of their founders, Jody DeVere provided me with the eMentorCnnect connection and we’re exploring opportunities to join forces on a mega-conference in 2022, where we would try to engage all of the women’s communities in automotive, We have a lot of work to do on that but it’s the vision,” Tecklenburg says. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. center_img LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled Ms. Tecklenburg’s last name. We regret the error.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Drastic losses recorded by Kaimeite Gases

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Statoil awards pipeline repair system deal to Technip-DeepOcean JV

first_imgThe Technip-DeepOcean PRS Joint Venture (JV) was awarded by Statoil ASA a new frame agreement for Pipeline Repair System (PRS) Pool services. Starting on December 1st, 2014, the agreement will have a firm duration of five years as well as three optional periods of two years each. The contract was sent out on competitive tender by Statoil in December last year and will replace the existing one which was awarded to Technip by Statoil in 2005 for subsea services, comprising maintenance and preparation of equipment utilized for PRS.Pipeline Repair System comprises a wide range of equipment for pipeline repair, both manned and remotely operated, including automatic welding machines, habitats, hot tap units, concrete removal tools, etc. The equipment is owned by the PRS Pool members. The PRS Pool is operated by Statoil on behalf of the PRS Pool members.This agreement will ensure pipeline contingency for the PRS Pool members currently covering up to 15,000 kilometers of pipeline. The scope of work includes:• The management, administration, operation and maintenance of the PRS equipment.• Mobilisation/demobilisation and offshore operations related to the use of the PRS equipment.• Studies, engineering, procurement and fabrication for PRS PoolThe geographical location for performing the work will primarily be at the premises provided by Statoil at Killingøy in Haugesund, Norway, while the offshore operations will mainly cover the North Sea. Area of operation may be extended globally based on Statoil’s future requirements.This JV builds on existing relationships and combines the know-how, technical resources, complementary personnel expertise of both companies to serve Statoil’s needs to develop PRS.Odd Strømsnes, Managing Director of Technip in Norway, declared: “Technip is looking forward to strengthening its collaboration with Statoil and its partner DeepOcean to further develop the PRS technologies and support their implementation in the Norwegian and worldwide markets.”Mads Bårdsen, President of DeepOcean AS, stated: “This award enables both Technip and DeepOcean to continue and further develop this world leading deepwater subsea competency.” [mappress]Press Release, June 27, 2014last_img read more

Sinoboom offers face masks

first_img“Our factory is just 340 kilometres south of Wuhan, one of the places hit worst by the COVID-19 virus. During the crisis we were able to support Wuhan hospitals and health staff with deliveries of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), this included face masks, gowns and gloves. Now we want to make that equipment available to any of our friends that need it,” said Susan Xu, president of Hunan Sinoboom Intelligent Equipment, in Changsha, China.In this respsect Sinoboom is reaching out to customers, suppliers, associations and medical institutions to offer face masks during the crisis. “We know that face masks cannot offer any guarantees of protection, but if people need them, we have them and will happily despatch them,” said Xu.Anybody who needs face masks should write to [email protected] with their name, company name, address and their requirements. Sinoboom will do its utmost to assist, the company added. Sinoboom is offering face masks to its partners and friends in the industry worldwide to help confront the spread of the COVID-19 virus.last_img read more

Video: Bears go back to school for World Book Day

first_imgReading Stars sees volunteers from local business assist primary school children with their literacy on a weekly basis, helping pupils build their skills and confidence in a relaxed environment. The Bristol players were joined at St Mary Redcliffe Primary by volunteers from Bristol law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson.last_img

Germany win but USA join them in the last 16

first_img Match facts Incredibly, Muller has now scored nine goals and has four assists in just nine World Cup appearances. Upd. at 20:16 Goal: Muller 55. Fortunately, with results going their way elsewhere, it didn’t matter that they were unable to break down a stubborn German rearguard. Perhaps suffering from the climate of Manaus, where they drew with Portugal in their previous match, the USA couldn’t lift themselves in the aftermath of the goal. Booked: Gonzalez, Beckerman. 26/06/2014 Booked: Howedes. Ten minutes into the second half though, the Bayern Munich forward got the better of him. CEST Howard initially did well to save an effort from towering defender Per Mertersacker, but he could do little about Muller smashing the ball in on the rebound from the edge of the box. USA: Howard; Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley, Jones, Zusi, Bradley, Beckerman, Zusi (Yedlin 84), Davis (Bedoya 59), Dempseycenter_img Germany, looking fresher, put their foot on the ball and kept possesion. He made several run-of-the-mill saves, but was also alert to anticipate several crosses directed at Muller’s head. With 20 minutes to play, even American set pieces were struggling to beat the first man. Sport EN With a draw good enough to send both teams through before the start of play, with Germany at the top, it was difficult to predict how both managers would approach the game. The defeat meant Jurgen Klinsmann’s side were dependent on results elsewhere, but Portugal’s 2-1 win over Ghana was not a big enough margin to allow them to jump ahead of the States into second place in the group. And although the Germans began on top, frequently attacking, there wasn’t a particularly urgent feel to the first half. Germany: Neuer; Boateng, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes, Schweinsteiger (Gotze 76), Lahm, Kroos, Ozil (Schurrle 89), Podolski (Klose 45), Muller. The Americans did increase in confidence as the half wore on, although it was Tim Howard who ended the first period more involved than his opposite number. A solitary strike from Thomas Muller, who drew level with Lionel Messi and Neymar on four goals at the World Cup, was enough to take Germany into the last 16 with a 1-0 win over the USA. Referee: Ravshan Irmatovlast_img read more