Family Rescued from Massachusetts Corn Maze

first_imgDANVERS, Mass. (AP) – Authorities in Massachusetts say a family that got lost in a seven-acre corn maze called 911 for help, apparently taking advantage of the police department’s motto that says “We Want To Be Bothered.” The maze at Connors Farm in Danvers can take up to an hour to navigate.last_img

Combilift delivers productivity gains

first_imgThe company says that the Combi-SC has increased flexibility and enabled it to handle 110 teu per week compared with 70 teu with the system used previously.Before the Combi-SC’s arrival a combination of heavy duty forklifts and ramps were used to unload containers from the back of trailers, but according to managing director Alan Nunn this was time consuming and restricted the size and weight of individual items that could be handled.”A lot of the container handling equipment on the market was unsuitable for our premises,” said Alan. “For a busy operation of our size the yard is relatively small for example, so best possible use of available space was a key requirement. When we saw the Combi-SC in action we realised that its extreme manoeuvrability and tight turning circle would be ideal for working in quite narrow confines.”Imorex’s Combi-SC is a three wheel, two-wheel drive diesel powered 35 tonne model, which can lift, transport and set down the 20ft and 40ft containers that are brought in from the port.Combilift’s SC range is also available with heavier lifting capacities and can handle 45ft, high cube, reefer and flat rack containers, offering complete operational flexibility.The company says its low level cab ensures excellent visibility compared with the restricted view of the load when using heavy duty forklifts. It also benefits from a very low unladen weight, which reduces the overall ground pressure even when fully loaded, making it ideal for operation on poor surfaces without the need for costly reinforcement.Getting rid of the ramps – which can be the same length as a trailer – has had multiple benefits. Space in the yard has been freed up to enable containers to be stored back to back, with the SC able to manoeuvre easily around them.Founded in 1973, Imorex has since evolved to become a provider of a wide range of shipping services including car shipping, freight forwarding and warehousing. read more

Heritage Resort offers foreign golfers a chance to break par, not the bank

first_imgThe Heritage Resort in Saitama Prefecture has recently announced a membership scheme for foreign residents in Japan.The plan has been designed to facilitate the creation of an international friendship group, and members are allowed use of the hotel’s facilities at greatly reduced rates. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES By paying the monthly membership rate of 4,500 yen (for weekday usage) or 6,000 yen (weekday and weekend usage), members enjoy the following reductions:Executive golf course (18 holes) 5,900 yen (regular usage costs 20,400 yen); tennis 500 yen for all-day usage (non-members 1,000 yen per hour — hard and clay courts available); outdoor pool 1,000 yen for all-day usage, regular cost 3,500 yen on weekends.Other activities available at the hotel include horseback riding and fishing. The Heritage is also equipped with extensive indoor/outdoor hot spring and relaxation facilities. Members can also take advantage of reduced rates on the hotel’s rooms with twin rooms costing 6,000 yen (per person) as opposed to the regular rate of 10,000 yen.Membership is limited to 100 non-Japanese residents and the fees must be paid in a one-year lump sum up front. For example, the weekday membership would cost 54,000 yen per year (12 x 4,500 yen) and the weekend membership 72,000 yen (12 x 6,000 yen).Heritage Resort business manager Jun Abe said that it was the hope of the hotel that the friendship association would provide a springboard for leisure-minded foreign residents to meet and exchange information.“We have long sought to promote such exchange,” Abe said. “We are especially hoping to attract foreign residents who are not so long-term and offer them a relaxed environment where they can easily take part in leisure activities.”The resort also plans to hold its annual international golf tournament Sept. 16. This year marks the fifth such event, which pairs foreign participants with Japanese members of the resort’s golf club. Cost for participants is 16,500 yen, including green fees and a post-competition presentation ceremony.The Heritage Resort is located amid the lush parkland of Shinrin-koen in Saitama Prefecture, about a one-hour drive from Tokyo. By train, it can be accessed via the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro. From Shinrin-koen Station, it is about 15 minutes by courtesy bus or taxi.To apply for either the friendship association or golf tournament, fax personal details (name, address, telephone, nationality and golf handicap, if any) to (03) 5950-1213. Further information can be obtained by calling (03) 5950-1212 or 048-536-1212 (Japanese language preferred). center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Andeavor Awards KPBSD With $175,000 Grant To Fund STEM Programs

first_imgThe school district worked with Andeavor on the grant, which will go towards purchasing materials for the STEM based programs. Cameron Hunt, Vice President of Andeavor’s refinery in Nikiski: “It betters our community, and our employees live right here in this community. Whether these students go on to be engineers, or go onto other continuing technical education, that’s going to be good for our state. What’s good for Alaska is good for Andeavor.”  The grant will fund three programs in the District: $75,000 to purchase laptops and carts, $75,000 to support the Upstream Middle School Academics and $25,000 to for the SkillsUSA program in the Career and Technical Education program. Chelsea Plagge, a Sophomore at Kenai Central High School, and SkillsUSA student will be competing at the national competition, in the culinary division. She is the first student from KCHS to compete at the national level. The competition will be from June 25-29, in Louisville, Kentucky. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. KPBSD STEM programs include Project Lead the Way, Upstream Academy, and KPBSD Career and Technical Education SkillsUSA. center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Andeavor presented the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District with a $175,000 grant to go towards STEM programs within the district.. Upstream Academy, funded through Title VI, allows students to take part in weeklong overnight camps which emphasize in STEM based learning. The program allows students to engage in the local career/technical based job fields. The district follows a national program ‘Project Lead the Way’ which creates a STEM based curriculum learning experience for K-12 students and teachers.last_img read more