V/T Commercial Real Estate of 126 College Street, Burlington, announcesthat Jed Dousevicz has joined the firm as a commercial sales associate.Dousevicz is a licensed real estate sales person, having previously owned andoperated a successful commercial insurance agency in Burlington.
One of the easiest and most effective ways of enhancing the performance of your bike and prolonging its life on the road or trail is a regular, thorough cleaning. Failing to do so can result in poor shifting, a rusty chain, mud caked cassettes, and a whole host of other issues.But it’s a little more difficult than simply pulling out the garden and hose and giving the old steed a good spray. Whether it’s making sure that your chain is thoroughly degreased and subsequently re-lubricated or simply dropping the back wheel in order to achieve complete cleanliness of your entire drivetrain, there’s a little bit of technical know-how involved in a successful bike cleaning.Luckily, the good folks are Park Tool are here to help. As a matter of fact, I recently stumbled upon loads of great video content on bike maintenance on the Park Tool website that I would highly recommend checking out. But before you do that, check out this short video on bike cleaning and never let your ride become a mud receptacle again.A Few Essential Tools for a Basic Bike Cleaning Related:
By Nelza Oliveira/Diálogo January 17, 2019 The Brazilian Navy is a step closer to having a nuclear-powered submarine. The Riachuelo, the first of four conventional submarines from the Submarine Development Program (PROSUB, in Portuguese), was launched into sea on December 14, 2018. In addition to conventional submarines, a nuclear-powered submarine is also in the works. The Riachuelo started a two-year port trial, during which it will be evaluated for leakage, buoyancy, and balance, including at sea. It will then be incorporated into the Submarine Force, under the Brazilian Navy Fleet Command, which plans naval and air operations. “Brazil, as a peaceful country, doesn’t build its ships as a threat to anyone or to disturb the tranquility of national waters, but rather because a country with a coastline of more than 7,000 kilometers needs certain resources to defend its sovereignty and rich marine biodiversity,” said then Brazilian President Michel Temer at the launching ceremony. “Today’s ceremony [December 14, 2018] is the most recent accomplishment of a government project. None of this would have been possible without planning, a sense of continuity, or long-term vision.” PROSUB was launched to protect the 3.5-million square km offshore area known as the Blue Amazon—a region filled with Brazilian mineral and oil reserves—and to safeguard the sovereignty of the country’s coastline. Ninety five percent of exports and imports go through Brazilian waters, which also contain about 90 percent of the country’s oil. Mega structure PROSUB’s 2008 launch was followed by the construction of the Naval Complex, a mega structure in which the four conventional submarines and the first Brazilian nuclear-powered submarine are being built simultaneously. The complex, based in Itaguaí city, about 70 km from Rio de Janeiro, contains the required infrastructure to operate and maintain both models. The Naval Complex, among the most modern in the Southern Hemisphere, has a built-in metal structure manufacturing unit, construction and maintenance shipyards—the Naval Base—as well as additional structures and shops. The construction is located a few meters away from the existing facilities of Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados company, which house the largest metal press in Latin America. A technology transfer agreement between Brazil and France made PROSUB’s development possible. France agreed to transfer technology to Brazil and train Brazilian personnel in submarine planning and construction. There is no knowledge exchange, however, in the nuclear sector. The Navy Nuclear Program at the Brazilian Navy’s Technological Center in São Paulo develops all PROSUB’s nuclear technology. Only six countries in the world can build and operate nuclear-powered submarines. “The cornerstone for the Brazilian multipurpose reactor was laid last June , for a reactor that will enable the country to achieve its radioisotope independency. We have one of the world’s largest uranium reserves, we own the nuclear technology, and we can use it across various segments to benefit our society; [we may also apply it] for many other purposes, such as agriculture, etc.,” said Brazilian Navy Admiral Bento Costa Lima Leite de Albuquerque Júnior, then general director of the Brazilian Navy’s nuclear and technological development. PROSUB prioritized the purchase of components made in Brazil to strengthen the national defense industry. The total cost of the program is estimated at $9.5 billion, with $4.6 billion already invested. After Riachuelo, it is estimated that one submarine will be launched at sea each year: the Humaitá in 2020, the Tonelero in 2021, and the Angostura in 2022. The Álvaro Alberto nuclear-propulsion submarine is set to launch in 2029. The Riachuelo The new submarines are a modified version of the diesel-electric Scorpène models used in France. The Riachuelo and similar versions have a 35-crew-member capacity, autonomy of more than 70 days at sea, and can reach speeds of more than 20 miles per hour and navigate at 300 meters deep. The Riachuelo is 75 m long, equivalent to a four-story building, and weighs 1,870 tons. The new submarine has strong firepower, with 533 mm torpedo launchers, anti-ship missiles and devices to mine enemy areas, destroy ships, contain, limit, or delay transit. During the two-year trials and sea evaluations, the submarine will have to navigate at maximum speed for several hours, cover large distances, emerge at an acute vertical angle, and submerge under critical conditions. The Riachuelo will undergo battle simulations and virtual combat sieges. It will have to fire all arms and rehearse exit and rescue of combat diver teams. There will also be exercises such as fire combat, shipwreck, and stealth intelligence actions. The defense and attack simulations will be part of crew members’ routine. The submarine will test diving safety limits, among others. Only then the Riachuelo will be able to complete its mission and protect the country’s oceanic waters. Riachuelo will join the Brazilian Navy’s fleet of five submarines: Tupi, Tamoio, Timbira, Tapajó and Tikuna.
Indonesia’s largest fuel retailer has lowered the price of its Pertamax and Pertamax Turbo gasoline brands for the second time this year to promote the consumption of nonsubsidized fuels.State-owned oil company Pertamina, which operates more than 90 percent of all gas stations in the country, lowered the price of the two nonsubsidized fuels on Feb. 1. Final retail prices still differ between regions because of different fuel tax policies. In Jakarta, Banten and West Java, the price for Pertamax was reduced from Rp 9,200 per liter to Rp 9,000 per liter while Pertamax Turbo was reduced from Rp 9,900 per liter to Rp 9,850 liter. Pertamina spokeswoman Fajriyah Usman said in a statement on Saturday, Jan. 1, that the lowering of fuel prices was “a corporate action that follows requirements set by the government.” The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry issued on Dec. 26 Ministerial Decree No. 187/2019, which tightened the upper and lower selling prices of gasoline and diesel. The decree introduced a new formula to calculate retail prices based on the average selling prices in Singapore as per the Mean of Platts Singapore (MOPS).“The concept is that initial infrastructure investments should be returned within two, three, four years. We consider investments into acquiring oil tanks, pipes, trucks should all be returned by now so that all that remains is operational expenditure,” said the then acting oil and gas director general Djoko Siswanto.Forcibly lowering nonsubsidized fuel prices is part of the government’s effort to promote usage of such fuels and, thus, slash subsidized fuel consumption. The regulation further closes the price gap between Pertamax and Pertamax Turbo and the subsidized Premium gasoline brand, which is pegged at Rp 6,450 per liter under the One Fuel Price policy.According to the energy ministry, subsidized fuel distribution reached Rp 85.7 trillion last year, which was 14.9 percent below the annual expectation, but still a sizable chunk (5.2 percent) of the 2019 state budget. The government expects the value of subsidized fuel distribution to be even lower this year at Rp 70.5 trillion. Citing similar regulatory reasons, Pertamina first lowered prices on Jan. 5 for its Pertamax, Pertamax Turbo, Pertamina Dex and Dexlite fuel brands. Prices for the former two brands in Jakarta were lowered from Rp 9,850 to Rp 9,200 per liter and from Rp 11,200 to Rp 9,900 per liter, respectively.Local media outlets began reporting of lower retail fuel prices at Shell and Total gas stations starting Jan. 3 by up to 15.71 percent and 15.8 percent, respectively, for certain fuels sold in Greater Jakarta.“Shell’s internal policy sets prices depending on several conditions such as global oil prices, taxes, subsidies, logistics, local conditions, local regulations and operational costs,” said Shell vice president of external relations Rhea Sianipar.Fuel retailer BP-AKR said it has been wary of the ministerial decree since at least December last year, after several local business-oriented news outlets reported of its issuance. BP-AKR said it considers the decree one of two major uncertainties – aside from land acquisition – in its expansion plans.“We just need to be cautious when the new regulation is in place in January,” BP-AKR president director Peter Molloy told The Jakarta Post on Dec. 18. “We will look at how this regulation plays out before we make further investments.” Topics :
“The sky is so thick by my house; the sky is a dirty brown cloud and I live about 25 minutes to the west of the fire,” Twitter user Cris Mel said in a post. “It’s kind of a struggle to breathe.”A dangerous heat wave was baking swaths of the western United States through the weekend, and many locations in California registered record-high temperatures on Sunday.The temperature reached 121 degrees F (49 C) on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles County, a record for the National Weather Service office that covers the metropolitan area.”This is an historic heat wave for southwestern CA and one that will be remembered for a long time,” the service said in a statement.State officials on Sunday repeated calls to Californians to turn off appliances and lights to help avoid blackouts from an overwhelmed power grid.Southern California Edison Co (SCE), which services 5 million customer accounts in the region, was advising customers of potential rotating outages between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday.Rotating outages — in which utilities purposely cut power temporarily to avoid broader outages — are rare. They last occurred in the region in August. Before that, they had not occurred in 20 years, said SCE spokesmen Reggie Kumar. The blaze was 0% contained on Sunday afternoon, while nearly 15,000 firefighters were battling some two dozen fires across the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).Eight people have been killed and some 3,300 structures have been destroyed over the past three weeks in wildfires across the state.Three major fires, including the Creek Fire, were burning in Fresno, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, the agency said in a statement, adding it had increased staffing in preparation for “critical fire weather.”The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department issued a voluntary evacuation order on Sunday afternoon as the 5,350-square acre Valley Fire raged unchecked on the eastern edge of the metropolitan area of more than 3 million people. More than 200 people were airlifted to safety overnight after a fast-moving wildfire cut off the only road out of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, a popular recreational site in California’s Sierra National Forest.Twenty evacuees were taken to hospitals, the Madera County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter on Sunday, as the Creek Fire that started on Friday night rapidly grew to burn some 45,000 acres (18,210 hectares), forcing evacuations and road closures in the Fresno area in central California.”We’re completely trapped. There’s fire on all sides, all around us,” said Jeremy Remington, as he stood on a beach surrounded by fire in the Mammoth Pool Reservoir in a video posted on Twitter. Remington was later airlifted to safety, local news reported. Topics :
Wilfried Zaha endured a difficult afternoon up against Reece James (Picture: Getty)Joe Cole admitted he was ‘disappointed’ with Wilfried Zaha’s performance against Chelsea after he was utterly dominated by Reece James.The 19-year-old, making his first Premier League start, deputised for club captain Cesar Azpilicueta after impressing with a goal in the midweek draw against Ajax.Zaha struggled to make any sort of impact against one the clubs who are reportedly monitoring his situation after he handed in a transfer request in the summer.Arsenal, too, attempted to prise Zaha from Crystal Palace, before turning their attentions to Nicolas Pepe, but former Chelsea winger Cole claims Zaha’s no-show at Stamford Bridge won’t have impressed his suitors.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m disappointed with Zaha today. Reece James has got in his head,’ he told BT Sport.”No one will play Zaha better all season!”It’s fair to see Owen Hargreaves and Joe Cole were impressed by Reece James’ first Premier League start! 👊 pic.twitter.com/5tYjyvuYuL— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 9, 2019 Comment Advertisement Advertisement Joe Cole slams Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Wilfried Zaha ‘He’s let a young full-back dominate him. This Zaha five minutes ago was saying he wanted a move to the big clubs.‘He said he wanted to go and play for this club, that club.‘Reece James has come on his debut, got in his head and a player of his quality letting the ball under his feet.‘I think credit to Reece James but Wilf Zaha needs to show more if he wants to make that next step.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFellow pundit Owen Hargreaves, meanwhile, preferred to concentrate on the performance of James and claimed nobody will do a better job of marking Zaha this season.He added: ‘Nobody will play Wilf Zaha better this season than Reece James did today.‘He was quick, he was physical and he’s a good athlete that’s what these young guys give you.‘He stood up to him every time. Nobody does that with Wilf Zaha everybody runs away from him because they’re scared they will dribble by him.‘I loved his game he was close to perfect.’Who should start Chelsea’s next game?Reece James0%Cesar Azpilicueta0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Callum Hudson-Odoi explains why he decided to stay at Chelsea amid Bayern Munich interestMORE: Jermaine Jenas backs Chelsea for Premier League top four amid ‘mayhem’ at Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Nov 2019 3:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.4kShares
Advertisement Unai Emery could be set for a very swift return to the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)Unai Emery may only have been sacked by Arsenal two weeks ago, but he could be set for a very quick return to the Premier League with Everton.The Spaniard was dismissed by the Gunners on 29 November after a really poor run of results and performances, with a 2-1 defeat by Frankfurt in the Europa League proving the final straw.The 48-year-old’s spell at the Emirates will go down as a failure, but does not appear to have put off Everton who have been swift to get in contact with Emery.The Toffees sacked Marco Silva on 5 December having found themselves in the Premier League relegation zone, leaving Duncan Ferguson in interim charge.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Merseyside club are already making moves, though, and the Athletic report that talks have taken place between Emery and Everton’s majority investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityShanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira had been considered a leading candidate to take over at Goodison Park, but has now confirmed that he is out of the running.‘It’s always an honour and I am utterly grateful to be considered on a list by a club that I have so much respect for,’ said Pereira.‘At this point I am still the coach of SIPG, a club close to my heart in a country that is growing immensely in football.‘Currently I am not in a position to make any other commitments. I cannot decide now, I need time to think and plan my future by looking to all the options I have.‘It’s a league I love and, yes, for sure, I would consider an opportunity in the future.’The Times report that Carlo Ancelotti is being tracked as his Napoli future remains in doubt, although the bookmakers are convinced that David Moyes will return to the Goodison Park hot seat.The Scot remains odds-on favourite to take the permanent role, while temporary boss Ferguson is behind him in the betting.Everton returned to form under Ferguson at the weekend with a rousing 3-1 win over Chelsea in the Premier League and are back in action on Sunday away to Manchester United.MORE: Frank Lampard reveals what he told Duncan Ferguson after Everton stun ChelseaMORE: Frank Lampard blasts ‘sloppy’ Chelsea stars after Everton loss Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Dec 2019 6:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link166Shares Comment Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has held talks with Everton over replacing Marco Silva
Gobernador Wolf: Fabricante traslada sede de New Jersey a Lehigh Valley, creando 105 nuevos empleos July 30, 2020 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció que A.P. Deauville LLC, un fabricante de productos de salud y belleza, reubicará su sede y operaciones de producción de New Jersey a Forks Township, condado de Northampton, que comprende una inversión de $16.7 millones y la creación de 105 nuevos empleos en la región de Lehigh Valley.“Lehigh Valley es una región históricamente conocida por su capacidad de fabricación y nos complace que A.P. Deauville reubique sus operaciones aquí”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “El hecho de que A.P. Deauville necesite duplicar con creces su espacio de producción para mantenerse al día con la demanda de los consumidores es un testimonio del crecimiento de la compañía, y se traducirá en una inversión significativa y a largo plazo, así como 105 nuevos empleos del área de fabricación bien remunerados para los residentes de Pennsylvania”.A.P. Deauville, que fabrica la marca Power Stick® de antitranspirante, gel de baño, aerosoles corporales y productos de aseo para hombres, ha alcanzado la capacidad máxima de fabricación en su planta de New Jersey. La compañía comprará y renovará una planta de 180,000 pies cuadrados en Easton, duplicando su capacidad de fabricación, para continuar vendiendo sus marcas a los principales minoristas. La compañía se ha comprometido a invertir $16.7 millones en este proyecto competitivo.“A.P. Deauville está ansioso por comenzar la próxima fase de crecimiento en Pennsylvania y no podría haber hecho este traslado sin la ayuda del Equipo de Acción del Gobernador, que nos ayudó a obtener importantes incentivos fiscales y subvenciones estatales que hicieron que resultara fácil tomar la decisión de trasladarnos a Pennsylvania”, dijo Frederick Horowitz, CEO de A.P. Deauville LLC. “Esperamos crear empleos del área de producción en un gran estado donde las empresas son bienvenidas como un socio productivo del gobierno y un miembro positivo de la comunidad”.A.P. Deauville recibió una propuesta de fondos del Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico (DCED, por sus siglas en inglés) para una primera subvención de Pennsylvania de $250,000 que se distribuirán al crear los nuevos empleos y $50,000 en fondos para capacitación laboral. Se recomendó a la empresa que solicite un préstamo de la Autoridad de Desarrollo Industrial de Pennsylvania (PIDA, por sus siglas en inglés) y también puede ser elegible para el programa de Crédito Fiscal para la Fabricación del Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico. El proyecto fue coordinado por el Equipo de Acción del Gobernador, un grupo experimentado de profesionales de desarrollo económico que responden directamente al gobernador y trabajan con empresas que están considerando ubicarse o expandirse en Pennsylvania.“Estamos encantados de dar la bienvenida a A.P. Deauville al condado de Northampton y al Lehigh Valley”, dijo Don Cunningham, presidente y director ejecutivo de la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Lehigh Valley (LVEDC, por sus siglas en inglés). “Es alentador ver que a pesar de la pandemia del coronavirus, el crecimiento continúa en la economía de la región y en el sector de la elaboración. A.P. Deauville es un fabricante de alta calidad que se une a un sector próspero que emplea a 35,000 personas en Lehigh Valley. La reubicación de la empresa en Pennsylvania y el condado de Northampton no hubiera sido posible sin la participación del liderazgo estatal y del condado. El condado de Northampton, la Autoridad de Desarrollo Industrial del Condado de Northampton y el estado trabajaron juntos activamente durante estos tiempos difíciles y desafiantes para ayudar a que este proyecto sea una realidad”.“Me complace dar la bienvenida a A.P. Deauville al condado de Northampton”, dice el Ejecutivo del Condado de Northampton, Lamont McClure. “Su nuevo centro de fabricación generará 105 empleos de buena calidad y una industria importante al municipio de Fork. Este es el tipo de desarrollo económico que queremos en el condado de Northampton”.“Este es exactamente el tipo de proyecto que la NCIDA desea apoyar: uno que crea empleos de alta calidad y con buenos salarios en un sector clave para la economía de Lehigh Valley”, dijo Marilyn Lieberman, presidenta de la Autoridad de Desarrollo Industrial del Condado de Northampton. “Estamos muy felices de poder contribuir a traer esta empresa al condado de Northampton y apoyar su crecimiento y éxito futuros aquí en Lehigh Valley”.Para obtener más información sobre el Equipo de acción del Gobernador o el DCED, visite dced.pa.gov, y asegúrese de estar al día con todas las noticias de nuestra agencia en Facebook, Twitter y LinkedIn.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Chinese maritime authorities have detected four oil slicks at the site of the Sanchi wreck encompassing a total of 101 square miles.Data from satellite imagery shows that the smallest slick was about 5.5 km2 while the biggest one covered an area of 48 km2, China’s State Oceanic Administration said.Monitoring activities at the site continue and the agency said it was collecting water samples from the site for inspection purposes.Two new oil-spill vessels have been dispatched to the scene to ramp up the cleaning efforts.Activites on sending underwater robots to inspect the wreck are underway, Chinese Ministry of Transport said.The exact location of the wreck has been determined, according to the ministry, and the vessel lies at a depth of around 115 meters.According to Greenpeace experts from East Asia and Japan, the explosion and sinking of the Sanchi occurred in an important spawning ground for many commercial species such as the bluefin leatherjacket and the swordtip squid. The area is also on the migratory pathway of many marine mammals, such as humpback whale, right whale and gray whale.The Iranian tanker was carrying 136,000 tons of condensate oil when it sank on January 14, some 530 km from Shanghai and 310 km from Naha, Japan.The hope of finding any survivors of Sanchi’s 32 crew members has diminished, according to Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).Three bodies have been recovered from the vessel and are yet to be identified.World Maritime News Staff
Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Fifth Session of Eight Parliament Convenes Today by: – March 17, 2011 Share Share Share Proposed legislation relating to the use of firearms in Dominica will come before the First Session of the Eighth Parliament in the House of Assembly today, Thursday March 17, 2011.An act to regulate the use and distribution of firearms and ammunition will be put forward, in a session which may or may not see the presence of the Opposition.An act to make new provisions with respect to the registration, supervision, governance, operation and management of Cooperative Societies including credit unions and a bill for an act to establish the legal principles amicable to electronic transactions will be taken to Parliament.The session will start from 10 a.m.Source: DBS NewsPhoto Credit: Attrition.org 24 Views no discussions