Westhampton Beach Elementary School took part in National Fire Prevention Week. Independent/Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School DistrictEast HamptonEast Hampton student Wells Woolcott dedicated time auditioning to gain a part in local, district, and state music honor ensembles. Now, Woolcott will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education 2019 All-National honor ensembles November 7 to 10 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.He is a member of the school’s men’s choir and select chamber choir, and has consistently been involved in the New York State School Music Association solo festival, the Hampton Music Educators Association and Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association festival choirs, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and the high school theater program. His musical honors include participation in American Choral Directors Association’s 2017 national honor choir and 2018 regional honor choir, NYSSMA’s 2018 All-State honor choir, National Association for Music Education’s 2019 regional honor choir, and the upcoming 2020 national honor choir, as well as ACDA’s 2020 regional honor choir.Sag HarborOn October 4, the Drug Free All-Stars basketball team kicked off its 15th and final season at Pierson Middle School. The group, which is based in West Virginia, is made up of members from businesses, community groups, media, law enforcement, and professional sports that are committed to helping students make positive choices and stay away from drugs and alcohol. Then they listened to the All-Stars’ inspirational stories before watching Pierson teachers and parents hold their own against the stars.The All-Stars visit was made possible by Pierson Middle School Principal Brittany Carriero, program director of Human Understanding and Growth Seminars, Inc. Kym Laube, athletic director Eric Bramoff, and his wife Brooke, the new coordinator for community coalition SAFE in Sag Harbor.“The students have a positive response to guests who can relate to them on their level,” Carriero said. “We certainly had fun, but ultimately, they walked away with yet another example of a role model who faced difficult situations and chose a healthy and happy path.”Sag Harbor art teacher Meg Mandell recently worked with eighth graders to help them create a Whaler pride mural. “I thought this was a perfect project given the focus on the Pierson homecoming and back-to-school open houses in September,” Mandell said.The students first worked with a partner to draw and paint whales and ships, and then created their name in nautical flags to complete the scene. The mural is currently on display in the Pierson Middle School.BridgehamptonBridgehampton elementary students enjoyed the festivities of autumn at Hank’s Pumpkintown in Water Mill, allong with kindergarten teachers Elizabeth Kirwan and Hillary Rewinski. Their visit included learning about growing pumpkins and a narrated wagon ride through the scenic farm, followed by a venture into the patch to pick their own pumpkins. They ended the visit exploring and enjoying the farm’s playground.On October 5, the Bridgehampton School concert band performed marches and “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the start of the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s annual Antique Car Rally. This was the 25th consecutive year that the band has performed for the start of this yearly event.Nina Ross, a local author and illustrator, visited the Bridgehampton school to read her book “Montauk Has a Very Hungry Shark.” The story centers on Montauk Mike, a lonely shark who lives in the ocean near Montauk and his quest through the East End communities in search of the perfect ice cream sundae. Her story was capped off with a Q&A session.In recognition of Fire Prevention Week October 6 to 12, the Bridgehampton Fire Department and EMS gave presentations to pre-K through eighth-grade students. On behalf of the children of the district, a special thank you was extended to local heroes — Chief Mark Balserus, Chief Nick Hemby, EMS Company Captain Taylor Vecsey, and all department members — for helping keep the Bridgehampton community safe and providing life-saving information and strategies to students.SouthamptonSixth-grade students at Southampton Intermediate School just completed their first art assignment of the school year: a colorful self-portrait. The getting-to-know-you art project asked students to include words and images that describe who they are and what they enjoy doing. The next lesson will involve sculpture, where students will create an image of a Greek god in connection to their upcoming social studies lesson.Southampton High School senior Vimarsha Sital was recognized by the Rotary Club of Southampton as the Rotary Student of the Month for September.Sital earned the honor for her dedication to her studies and school community. She is president of Southampton’s Bilingual Buddies club and a member of the mock trial team, as well as a member of the girls varsity tennis and winter and spring track teams.When not studying or on the field, Sital helps the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance and serves as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. She also enjoys boxing. She plans to attend college in the fall to study aerospace engineering.TuckahoeEighth-grade Tuckahoe students in Ms. Verdeschi’s Family and Consumer Science class planted spring flowering grape hyacinth bulbs. Thanks to a generous donation from Fowler’s Garden Center in Southampton, each student planted five bulbs to beautify their school grounds for years to come.Hampton BaysAs part of National Fire Prevention Week, students at Hampton Bays Elementary School learned what to do in case of a fire by taking part in classroom fire safety lessons. They are also creating informational posters for the Hampton Bays Fire Department’s annual fire safety poster contest.Westhampton BeachWesthampton Beach Elementary School also took part in National Fire Prevention Week. Along with in-school lessons on fire safety, students watched a video featuring Timon and Pumbaa from “The Lion King” and heard from members of the Westhampton Beach Fire Department.To further engage sixth-grade students in reading, Westhampton Beach Middle School is participating in a global read aloud. The initiative is asking students to read “The Bridge Home” by Padma Venkatraman and engage in activities related to the book along with their peers around the world. Already, the sixth-graders have made virtual connections with students in Canada, California, Virginia, and Massachusetts. They are scheduled to meet the author via Skype in November.High school senior, Thea Belle Flanzer, and high school sophomore, Avery Allen, are arranging a raffle to raise money for World Central Kitchen’s Hurricane Dorian relief project in the Bahamas. The prizes include a two-night stay at Gurney’s Resort, four tickets to the opening night of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular, and four tickets to the Gateway Playhouse’s production of Elf the Musical.This donation drive will be the second event for Flanzer’s organization: The Artist Alignment. This May, she was able to raise over $8,000 for the Pediatric Orthopedic Research Fund at Columbia University through The Artist Alignment: Shine for the Spines, a cabaret fundraiser at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead.Allen and Flanzer met when they were performing in the 2015 production of Billy Elliot at the Gateway Playhouse. Since then, the friends have performed in Children’s Theater shows together at the Gateway Playhouse like Wizard of Oz and Pinocchio Jr. The girls saw the devastation in the Bahamas on the news and wanted to find a way to help from Long Island.Allen is a member of the dance company at Stage Door School of Dance in East Patchogue. She’s performed at many dance competitions across the East Coast and is a student of the Gateway School for the Performing Arts.Flanzer has been training at the Gateway since she was 5, and has performed in professional shows at The Gateway Playhouse and off-Broadway.World Central Kitchen, commonly known as WC Kitchen, is a nonprofit started by chef José Andrés. The organization provides fresh, nutritious meals to survivors of disasters.They will be selling 500 $10 tickets for the fundraiser and the drawings will be held November 8 at 5 PM on The Artist Alignment’s Instagram email@example.com Share
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The French industrial gas giant this morning reported group revenue of €5.4bn for the first quarter, up 0.6% on a comparable basis which Air Liquide attributed to a strong business model.Gas & Services posted robust growth of 1.1%. Engineering & Construction (-44%) has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which notably led to the closure of the Chinese engineering and fabrication centre and the postponement by a few months of several projects.Global Markets & Technologies maintained excellent momentum and enjoyed dynamic growth of 13.6%.As the positive currency impact of 0.8% did not offset the major negative energy impact of -2.5% and the significant scope impact of -0.2%, group revenue as published was down -1.3%.Commenting on the Q1 results, Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide, said, “The resilience of sales reflects the solid business model of the group, characterised by the diversity of its markets and its geographies, as well as by the significant proportion of long-term contracts in its business portfolio.”“Gas & Services and Global Markets & Technologies progressed, while Engineering & Construction sales fell sharply, mainly reflecting the postponement of construction projects for third party clients to a later date.”RegionsGas & Services revenue in the Americas stood at €2.1bn and was up 1.3%, driven notably by Healthcare (+10%) and Large Industries (+2.7%), in particular hydrogen sales and cogeneration.Despite the public health crisis which impacted the region as of the end of March, Electronics sales were up 0.6% and Industrial Merchant sales were stable at -0.2%, with price impacts that remained high.Revenue in Europe totalled €1.8bn over the quarter, up 2.7%. Large Industries sales were down slightly by 0.6%.Industrial Merchant, which was down 2.7%, was the most affected by the public health crisis that hit the region in mid-March.Healthcare, which represented 39% of Gas & Services sales in Europe, has been playing a major role in the fight against Covid-19. Revenue for this business line increased by 10.8%, driven by strong sales of medical gases in March as well as medical hydroalcoholic gel produced by its subsidiary Schülke in Germany.Revenue in Asia Pacific reached €1.1bn, down 0.9%. Air Liquide said this region suffered the greatest impact of the Covid-19 pandemic during Q1, in particular in China where sales were down 2.5%.Large Industries (-2.1%) benefited from the resilience of its business model, whereas Industrial Merchant (-5.3%) was hit the hardest.Electronics momentum remained strong (+4.9%), with several unit start-ups and ramp-ups and despite an unfavourable comparison effect compared with high Equipment & Installation sales in 2019.Revenue in Middle East and Africa stood at €139m, a decrease of -5.8%, particularly marked by a customer maintenance turnaround at a large hydrogen production unit in Saudi Arabia.To a lesser extent, Air Liquide said Industrial Merchant also slowed due to lockdown measures taken in Persian Gulf countries and in South Africa, even though sales remained stable overall in Africa and strong in Egypt and India.The Healthcare activity continued to grow markedly, in particular in Saudi Arabia.“In Gas & Services, which accounts for 96% of group sales, growth was particularly strong in Healthcare (+10%) and Electronics,” Potier said.“From a geographic perspective, Europe and the Americas continued to post sales growth, while the Asia-Pacific region was more penalised by the public health situation, particularly in China.”Covid-19Healthcare, which has played a major role in the fight against Covid-19, posted the strongest growth for Air Liquide in the first quarter, up 9.9%.Due to the spread of Covid-19 and based on information available at the end of the first quarter, Air Liquide said around 25% of start-ups initially scheduled for 2020 are very likely to be delayed by two to six months.As a result, the additional contribution to sales expected for 2020 should range between €150m and €180m, an amount which is lower than the €230m contribution initially forecast.At the end of the first quarter, Air Liquide said activity is recovering in China whereas Europe, Americas and Africa & Middle East are going through the critical phase of the public health crisis, for which the impact is expected to peak in the second quarter.“In the context of a global health emergency, the group is mobilised. It is taking an active part in the international support effort, whether this entails supplying healthcare facilities with medical oxygen or ventilators, having committed to producing 10,000 ventilators in 50 days in France,” Potier said.“In addition, a stepped-up cost containment program has been initiated to surpass the annual target of €400m of efficiencies. In the first quarter of 2020, €91m of efficiencies were generated.”“The cash flow is high, at more than 22% of sales. The group has also strengthened its position in terms of liquidities with a €1bn bond issue in March that was widely oversubscribed.”FutureIn the second quarter, Air Liquide said demand for air gases in Large Industries should weaken in the Steel sector, and to a lesser extent, in the Chemicals sector.Industrial Merchant should be the most impacted, in particular cylinder gas volumes, whereas Electronics should keep a steady pace.Air Liquide’s Healthcare teams will remain highly mobilised, notably to ensure supply of medical gases, ventilators, and hydroalcoholic gel to hospitals and patients.Once the containment period is over, a progressive recovery is expected, particularly driven by consumption markets, Electronics and Healthcare.“In terms of the health and economic environment, the most widely held hypothesis today is that the second quarter will be highly impacted by the crisis, followed by gradual relaxation of lockdown measures between the end of the second quarter and the beginning of the third quarter, depending on the continent,” Potier said.“Assuming this hypothesis, and given the company’s solid business model and the additional measures rolled out in 2020, Air Liquide is nonetheless confident in its ability to further increase its operating margin and to deliver net profit close to the 2019 level, at constant exchange rates.”
The steel cutting ceremony of 65,000 DWT bulk carrier, which is being built for Guangdong Marine Co., Ltd., was successfully held at Chengxi Shipyard’s Steel Fabrication Workshop on September 12th 2013.The contract for the construction of the panamax bulker was signed on February 26th and its delivery is scheduled for mid-2014.PRINCIPAL PARTICULARS of the 65,000 DWT bulk carrier:Length o. a.: 199.90 mLength b. p.: 194.50 mBreadth (mid): 32.26mDepth (mid): 18.50 mLight cargo Draft: 11.30 mScantling Draft: 13.30 mDeadweight: The deadweight in sea water of 1.025 specific gravity will be abt. 51,500 metric tons at designed draft of 11.30 m and abt. 63,800 metric tons at scantling draft of 13.30 m.[mappress]Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 17, 2013
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Police seized abalone worth R370 000. A 24-year-old man was arrested for the possession of abalone worth R370 000 on Tuesday February 5. Athlone police acted on information they received about abalone being off-loaded from a white Ford Ranger LDV in Pooke Road in Pooke se Bos informal settlement.As police approached the vehicle, the suspects started to run but the 24-year-old man was caught. Three men, aged 20, 25, and 30, were arrested by Manenberg police for theft out of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property on Wednesday February 6. Manenberg police spokesman, Captain Ian Bennett said the driver of the company vehicle rushed his father to the Heideveld emergency centre in the early hours of the morning. He parked the company vehicle and when he returned he discovered that the canopy door had been forced open. Power tools to the value of R12 000 was stolen and further damage was done to the vehicle. The suspects fled the scene but a detective on duty made an arrest soon after and recovered all the stolen items still in possession of the perpetrators. Captain Bennett said the men are known for breaking into cars and stealing car batteries and were previously found guilty of similar offences with suspended sentences. They were arrested and charged with theft out of a motor vehicle and the possession of stolen property and appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Friday February 8. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
USA: Vossloh acquired a majority stake in Texas-based Global Rail Systems with effect from October 16. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the existing management will remain in place. The automation, level crossing and control equipment company is intended to complement Vossloh’s other US businesses, Vossloh Track Material, Cleveland Track Material and Vossloh Fastening Systems America Corp. ‘This is a perfect marriage of track and train control technologies’, said Coy Beaman, Global Rail Systems founder and President. ‘We have the right resources to establish Vossloh in the US signalling market and place Global Rail Systems’ products in Europe, greatly strengthening our position in the rail signalling market.’ CEO Tom Schlosser said the deal would mean greater support for the company, including ‘more aggressive’ research and development. Poland’s regulatory authority has blocked Vossloh’s planned acquisition of turnout supplier KolTram (RG 6.09 p28).
AFRICA: The governments of Senegal and Mali have established Dakar Bamako Ferroviaire to manage the revival of the 1 286 km railway between the port of Dakar and Bamako.The new company replaces concessionaire TransRail, a 51% subsidiary of Advens which had operated the metre-gauge line under a concession awarded in 2006 before running into difficulties. A four-year restructuring plan had been announced in December 2014, but in December 2015 the governments agreed to terminate the concession and announced they would appoint a new board in 90 days.The five-member board has two representatives from each country plus head Joseph Gabriel Sambou of Senegal, who called on railway staff to forget the past and unite to develop the business. At the end of 2015 the two governments each entered into agreements for China Railway Construction Corp (International) Ltd to repair and reconstruct their sections of the line.
Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet LocalNews Recovery and reconstruction fund established by: – August 28, 2015 914 Views one comment Vehiches, belonging to Road Runner Car Rental, which were secured in bond in Checkhall swept away by the riverThe Government of Dominica has established a RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION FUND following the devastation to the island caused by the passage Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday, August 27, 2015. The fund has been established through an account at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit toured the island Friday and got a first-hand view of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ericka. The fund is in support of recovery and reconstruction efforts following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.The account details are as follows:United States Dollars (USD)Federal Reserve Bank (NY)SWIFT: FRNYUS33ECCB’s account number at the FED: 021083695FFC Government of Dominica account 310301005British Pound Sterling (GBP)Bank of EnglandSWIFT: BKENGB2LECCB’s account number at Bank of England: 40920003FFC Government of Dominica account 310301005EURODeutsche Bank, FrankfurtSWIFT: DEUTDEFFFavour: Crown Agents BankSWIFT: CRASGB2LAccount No: 9608217IBAN: DE35500700100960821700ECCB’s Account Number at Crown Agents: 33792403FFC Government of Dominica account 310301005Canadian Dollars (CAD)Bank of CanadaSWIFT: BCANCAW2ECCB’s account number at Bank of Canada: 30641-1FFC Government of Dominica account 310301005XCDECCB: ECCBKNSKGovernment of Dominica BIC code GVDMDMDMFor Government of Dominica call account 310301005
FeaturedHurricane MariaLocalNewsRecovery Dominicans reminded they are in the hearts of the international community by: Dominica Vibes News – December 6, 2017 Tweet Captain Tim Ford met with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit during his visit to DominicaDominicans have been told to remember that they are loved and all is being done to assist them in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Captain Tim Ford, YachtAid Global Worldwide Ambassador and captain of the Lana Rose currently docked at Woodbridge Bay Port said the islands of the Caribbean are like family and therefore are relied upon greatly. Speaking on Vibes Radio on Tuesday 5 December 2017, Captain Ford said he was heartbroken at the scene here when he arrived on Monday but quickly saw there was hope. “I was so emotional, for me to drive from the airport to Roseau yesterday and this is three months after the pain I can see in people’s faces, the trees just absolutely stripped of leaves, the devastation, the destruction like a bomb’s gone off. But at the same time I saw hope, I saw roads clear, meeting people like Marcos and the amazing NGOs that are gathered at Fort Young and are working tireless and around the clock it brings hope,” he said. Captain Ford encouraged Dominicans to take solice in knowing that there are many people who are not on the island who are working tirelessly to support them during this time. “Know people Dominica, know that we’re working fifteen hours a day, every waking hour to do absolutely everything we can to bring support here and besides the tangible delivering of goods, there are so many people that we are raising awareness to that are sending their love and support twenty-four hours a day, know that, know it when the rain is coming through your blue tarp like this morning, know it when you’re hungry, know it when you’re wondering when that aid’s going to come,” he added. YachtAid Global works with yacht owners and yachting businesses to bring aid and transport aid to islands affected by storms worldwide. 165 Views no discussions Share Share Share Sharing is caring!