Solar lighting system proposed to facilitate late flights

first_img Share Share LocalNews Solar lighting system proposed to facilitate late flights by: Dominica Vibes News – October 22, 2015 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 288 Views   no discussions Tweet The Ministry of Public Works has proposed the installation of a solar lighting system at the Douglas Charles Airport to facilitate later flights.The Douglas Charles Airport suffered major damage due to the effects of Tropical Storm Erika on 27 August 2015 and particularly as a result of the flooding from the Melville Hall River.As a result there was damage to the fencing, runway, taxi way, apron, landside access roads, and the equipment that were housed in the building, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Kendall Johnson told a press conference on Wednesday 21 October 2015.“We have quantified, with the help of a local professional engineer, the damage to the facility in excess of forty-one million dollars,” Mr Johnson indicated.Although the airport has reopened to facilitate travel, with the approval of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority, the airport lighting was damaged and has not yet been replaced. Mr Johnson noted that the Ministry of Public Works is seeking proposals for the installation of the lighting, but in the interim night landing has been suspended until further notice.“We have discussed the matter with the aviation authority and we are proposing the installation of a solar lighting system that can be controlled by the air traffic people,” he said.“That is being worked on as a matter of urgency because of the limited flights that is now coming in at the airport so beyond five o’clock I think all flights are stopped because of the dark conditions,” he continued.Meanwhile, Mr Johnson noted that the complete rehabilitation of the Douglas Charles Airport will be done in two phases.“We have packaged the rehabilitation work in two phases; one will look at the fencing, the runway, taxiway, apron, and the landside access routes,” while phase two requires “a bit more detailed intervention because of the dynamics of the Melville Hall River”.“It’s a rather large river and we need to assess the hydrology and the hydraulic capacity of the channel before we design the necessary interventions. We have received proposals for the rehabilitation of phase one and we have assessed and we have made a recommendation to start negotiations for the construction of permanent works,” he explained.last_img read more

Temporary Northeast milk dumping request granted

first_imgIn late February, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) requested pool handlers be allowed to temporarily dispose of surplus milk at a farm or non-plant location, while retaining the status of pooled producer milk. Cooperative milk handlers Agri-Mark, Inc. and Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. submitted statements supporting DFA’s request.advertisementadvertisementDumping requestsThis is the sixth time over the past three years where similar requests have been made, as handlers deal with milk supplies exceeding demand and available plant processing capacity.The most recent period during which temporary dumping at a farm was requested and authorized – Nov. 22, 2016 through Jan. 9, 2017 – there was zero pounds of raw farm milk requesting authorization, and modest volumes of excess milk reported as dumped at a plant.In the flush period months of 2014, 2015 and 2016, large volumes of milk were reported “Dumped Milk Pounds Pooled.” The typical volumes in the category for FMMO 1 were 5-7 million pounds of milk per month. The January-March 2016 period of 2016 showed an average of 6.4 million pounds of milk per month.Not only has the pounds of milk dumped increased, but the timing of the increase has started earlier in the flush season, according to DFA.Production increasingCiting growing milk supply and balancing stress, DFA’s request said 2016 milk production in states serving the Northeast FMMO (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) increased about 2.6 percent, or about thirty-nine 60,000-pound tanker loads of milk per day.advertisementJanuary 2017 year-over-year percentage change in milk production for the three largest milk producing states (New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont) showed continued strong milk output.The amount of milk pooled on the Northeast FMMO continues to increase and set new record highs. The total volume pooled during 2016 was 968 million pounds greater than the total in 2015; the volume pooled during January 2017 was 98 million pounds greater than the volume pooled during January 2016; the daily production per producer (DDP) set a new all-time record high in January 2017 (6,644 pounds), 6.6 percent higher than the DDP in January 2016.The substantial milk production growth is occurring at a time when fluid milk consumption and milk processing capacity have been on the decline. While reduced processing capacity due to plant closures is somewhat offset by the expansion or construction of another plant, DFA’s Elvin Hollon estimated the marketing area has lost about 165 million pounds of monthly processing capacity since 2013.Read also: Back in the pool: DFA seeks flexibility in Northeast federal milk marketing order and DFA withdraws Northeast depooling proposalEntering 2017 flush production months, milk oversupply pressure is expected to increase. And, adding to the imbalance, there’s also concern over Canada’s policy effectively restricting markets to U.S.-produced ultra-filtered milk. Industry analysts estimate that manufacturers in New York alone are selling more than 300 million pounds of skim milk equivalent annually. If Canada’s policy remains in place, milk previously headed north of the border will need to find a market outlet in an already surplus situation.January fluid milk sales dipDeclining fluid milk sales compound the problem, especially in the Northeast, where a higher proportion of total milk production is marketed in fluid products.advertisementJanuary 2017 total U.S. packaged fluid milk sales were estimated 4.18 billion pounds, down 0.8 percent from January 2016, according to USDA’s Dairy Market News. In the Northeast federal order, total January fluid milk products were estimated at 705 million pounds, down 2.5 percent compared to the same month a year earlier.U.S. sales of conventional products totaled 4.03 billion pounds, down 1.1 percent from the previous year, while sales of organic products, at 228 million pounds, were up 4.7 percent. Organic represented about 5.4 percent of total sales for the month.In the conventional milk aisle, whole and flavored whole milk sales were up 3.5 percent and 10.1 percent compared to the previous year, respectively. Sales of organic whole milk were up 12.5 percent compared to a year earlier.Conventional and organic fat-free milk varieties had the largest sales declines compared to a year earlier.The U.S. figures represent consumption of fluid milk products in federal milk order marketing areas and California, which account for approximately 92 percent of total fluid milk sales in the U.S.What to do with excess milk?Every federal order has provisions for dumping pooled milk, although generally those allowances pertain to quality or safety issues. Since the spring flush season of 2014, the FMMO 1 market administrator has allowed special provisions to deal with excess milk.In some cases, the cream has been skimmed off and marketed, with the remaining portion either dried if it had a market or disposed of. In extreme cases, excess milk has been dumped into farm manure pits, saving on transportation and in-plant disposal costs.In both cases and with proper documentation, the milk was pooled on the Northeast order, enabling farmers to receive at least some payment.For pooled milk dumped on the farm, co-op members received the difference between the lowest class price and the blend price. For example, during April-August 2016, producer prices for dumped milk ranged between $1.38 to $2.32 per cwt. For milk that was salvaged for cream, payments averaged between $7-$8 per cwt.Hollon said DFA was seeking to move milk to other regions of the country, but dairy processors in Lake States and the Upper Midwest are facing supply/processing capacity imbalances.Provisions outlinedFor milk handlers to pool milk disposed or dumped at farm or other non-plant locations, they must meet the following conditions:• Handlers and/or their producers that utilize this temporary policy must have been pooled on the Northeast Order for all of their commercially marketed production for the months of May through October 2016.• The milk must be picked up at the farm, measured and sampled for payment. The tanker test will be a weighted average of the producer tests.• Notification should be given to the market administrator’s office by the next business day, or as soon as practicable, when the milk is dumped. At pool time a separate list must be submitted of all producers whose milk was dumped along with the component tests of the applicable milk (if available), and the physical location and address of where the milk was dumped.Any such requested dumps will be subject to audit verification as a condition to be included as pooled producer milk during the respective pool period. Northeast Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) Market Administrator Erik Rasmussen has authorized the temporary pooling of milk disposed or “dumped” at the farm or other non-plant locations during March 1–May 31, 2017. Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.comlast_img read more

Qualcomm Collaborates with ITRI on 5G Small Cell Development in Taiwan

first_imgQualcomm Technologies has collaborated on 5G NR-enabled small cell technologies with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a non-profit organization engaged in applied research and technical services. The effort is expected to accelerate delivery and global commercialization of 5G NR small cell products and infrastructure by Taiwanese original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and original design manufacturers (ODM).Small cells will be a key component of 5G networks, delivering enhanced performance utilizing both mmWave and sub 6 GHz spectrum. This new collaboration will provide ITRI early access to Qualcomm Technologies’ key 5G small cell technology, including the creation of industry-grade quality assurance capability for communication protocol product and a live network test bed to enable product testing and performance verification under real world environment prior to product launch field trials.Small cells are commonly used in densely populated areas, such as city centers, airports, sports venues and shopping centers to provide supplemental capacity in those areas. Small cells are also often deployed in homes, offices and other indoor or outdoor areas for coverage enhancement. To cater to such varying deployment use cases, small cells come in various forms, such as femtocells, picocells and microcells – each variant offers varying levels of capacity and coverage area. Small cells can be deployed either in a distributed (or standalone) architecture or in a centralized architecture with remote radio heads (RRH). Small cells including RRH will be needed to realize the full potential of 5G and are particularly well suited to support a wide range of spectrum bands including sub-6 GHz and mmWave (e.g., 28 and 39 GHz); and to support hyper-densification with expanded capacity and coverage, especially in challenging indoor environments. Small cell innovation will also be a key enabler for new types of deployments, both in mmWave and sub 6 GHz bands, such as private 5G networks, neutral hosts and fixed wireless.Taiwanese manufacturers have played a key role in the development of the global small cell ecosystem from the inception of the technology. Qualcomm Technologies has engaged with and relied on various Taiwanese partners over the years to develop 3G and 4G small cell products to serve global operators and OEM customers. Through delivering 3G and 4G small cell platforms to vendors and operators around the world, Taiwanese manufacturers have built the reputation and expertise required to scale the market effectively and deliver quality platforms cost effectively. Taiwan is well suited to be at the forefront of 5G small cell development – driving products that will improve experiences of wireless consumers around the world.In addition to supporting extreme mobile broadband application, such as VR and AR, and the massive IoT, 5G small cells can also support ultra-low latency applications. Compared to macrocells, small cell products are easier to deploy, cost effective and can adapt in various form factors to bring faster mobile data speeds in areas where macrocells are unable to reach.last_img read more

Negros First blanks Ohio for 4th straight victory

first_imgMANILA – Negros First cruised to its fourth straight triumph in the 2018 Junior League Softball World Series by beating Central (Ohio) at the Everest Ballpark in Kirkland, Washington on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).Bacolod City’s Glecilyn Alipato continued her stellar play as she did not allow a single run against Central for the second straight shutout win by the Philippines and Asia-Pacific representative.A standout from Domingo Lacson National High School, Alipato earned the victory for the Negrenses as she allowed four hits and zero runs over seven innings.Alipato also struck out 10 runs from Central as both teams showed their strong pitching in the entire match. Angela Solidarios, Shanayah Sion, Elemar Olarte, and Mea Tubongbanua all had one hit each to lead Negros First. Ma. Victoria Magbanua had 13 chances in the field – the most on the team.Mia Opalick, who had a near shot in the second inning, took the loss for Central as she went four and a third innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out one.Negros First was slated to play in the crossover quarterfinal round Thursday (Friday in Manila) against a yet to be determined opponent./PNlast_img read more

Pasca Bangkrut, Primera Air Campakkan Penumpangnya Begitu Saja!

first_imgAmat disayangkan ketika momen bangkrutnya maskapai ini dibarengi dengan tindakan kurang bertanggung jawab dari perusahaan yang menelantarkan para penumpangnya begitu saja. Dikutip dari laman thesun.co.uk (2/10/2018), sejumlah penumpang maskapai Primera Air ini ditelantarkan begitu saja di Bandara Internasional Newark Liberty, New Jersey. Alih-alih memberikan kejelasan terhadap nasib para penumpang, Primera Air malah melakukan hal yang sebaliknya.Sumber: The SunPara penumpang dibiarkan tergeletak begitu saja di lantai bandara – beberapa diantaranya menggunakan selimut sebagai alas. Sontak, kejadian ini menjadi pusat perbincangan di sosial media Twitter.“Apakah ada maskapai penerbangan yang memiliki selimut? Kami terperangkap di Bandara EWR (Newark) yang sangat dingin. Kami terjebak di sini karena @primeraair bangkrut,” ujar salah satu pengguna Twitter.“@tomhanks rasanya saya seperti berada di film #terminal dimana tidak ada satu orangpun yang mau membantu kami yang terperangkap di sini karena @primeraair bangkrut. @EWRairport sangatlah dingin dan saya harus duduk selama 18 jam. Adakah di antara kalian yang punya selimut? #SOS #StrandedByPrimeraAir,” tulis akun @travelingsingh di akun Twitter pribadinya.Baca Juga: Merespon Keinginan Penumpang “Tradisional,” PT KAI Jajaki Sistem Baru Untuk Check In TiketBeruntung, para penumpang yang terlantar ini sempat mendapatkan voucher makan sebesar US$10 (Rp152.000). Melalui sepucuk surat yang ditemukan oleh salah satu penumpang, para penumpang maskapai Primera Air tujuan Paris dan London ini dititah untuk menghubungi pihak Primera Air langsung via laman www.primeraair.com.“Customer Service Primera Air sangatlah tidak berguna. Mereka enggan membeberkan apa yang sebenarnya terjadi,” ujar salah seorang penumpang yang terjebak akibat kebijakan kurang bijak sana dari Primera Air tersebut.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedIni Dia Maskapai Asing yang Sabet Predikat Terburuk dalam Tanggapi Keluhan Penumpang15/08/2019In “Bandara”Apa yang Harus Anda Lakukan Jika Didepak dari Penerbangan Akibat Overbooked?04/10/2019In “Bandara”Dua Hari Tanpa Akomodasi dan Makanan, 200 Penumpang British Airways Terlantar di Bandara06/11/2018In “Bandara” Sumber: The Times Jika Anda mengalami keterlambatan pemberangkatan, Anda berhak untuk mendapatkan kompensasi dari pihak maskapai tergantung dari berapa lama penerbangan anda tertunda. Nah, lalu bagaimana jadinya jika penerbangan tersebut tertunda hingga berjam-jam lamanya? Ada dua jalan yang bisa ditempuh pihak makapai untuk menunjukkan rasa tanggung jawabnya terhadap penumpang – bisa mengembalikan tiket atau kompensasi berupa menginap di hotel.Baca Juga: Klasik, Ini Dia Rentetan Alasan Delay di Dunia PenerbanganNamun apa jadinya jika maskapai yang Anda hendak tumpangi ini dinyatakan bangkrut dan akhirnya menelantarkan para penumpangnya begitu saja? Nah, kejadian unik ini menimpa budget airlines, Primera Air. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari sejumlah laman sumber, maskapai ini memberhentikan semua pengoperasiannya pada Senin (1/10/2018) tengah malam kemarin setelah kurang lebih 14 tahun beroperasi.last_img read more

OHSAA Announces 2018 Girls Soccer State Tournament Pairings

first_img NEO HS Staff Related TopicsGirls Soccer State Tournament PairingsOHSAA Home Team Listed First. Rankings are from the Seventh Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association State Poll released on Monday, October 15, 2018.Division IStrongsville (18-0-3) vs. No. 8 Twinsburg (21-0-0) at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, Tues., 7 p.m.No. 2 Beavercreek (22-0-0) vs. No. 6 Columbus Bishop Watterson (18-1-2) at Springfield Evans Stadium, Tues., 7 p.m.Division I State Championship: Fri., at MAPFRE Stadium, TBA  Division IIBay Village Bay (13-5-3) vs. Mentor Lake Catholic (13-5-1) at Nordonia High School, Tues., 7 p.m.No. 6 Cincinnati Indian Hill (16-2-3) vs. No. 9 Sunbury Big Walnut (14-2-4) at Xenia Doug Adams Stadium, Tues., 7 p.m.Division II State Championship: Fri., at MAPFRE Stadium, TBADivision IIIArchbold (16-1-4) vs. No. 2 Kirtland (19-2-0) at Sandusky High School, Tues., 6 p.m.No. 1 Cincinnati Country Day (18-2-0) No. 8 Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (15-2-3) at London High School, Tues., 7 p.m.Division III State Championship: Fri., at MAPFRE Stadium, TBAlast_img read more

Soldotna Woman Arrested for DUI with Children

first_imgAlaska State Troopers say they stopped 33-year-old Sarah Love just before 1am on K-Beach Road near Bridge Access for an equipment violation. Love was arrested and remanded to Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility for the charges of DUI and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bail was set at $3000. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Soldotna woman was arrested this morning for allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana with five children on-board.last_img

Tomita adds two titles to collection

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Tsukahara, allowed to perform on the pommel horse as a last-minute replacement, put on a fine display of his talent and triumphed with 9.575 for his only title of the championships.In other events, Isao Yoneda prevailed in the floor exercise with 9.550, Mutsumi Harada won the vault with 9.287 and Yoshihiro Saito took the horizontal bar with the day’s best score of 9.725 in all disciplines.In the women’s finals, 16-year-old Ayaka Sahara, second in women’s all-around on Saturday, performed an original triple-twist backflip to perfection to win the balance beam with 9.275. All-around champion Erika Mizoguchi claimed the uneven bars title with 8.575, Kyoko Oshima won the floor exercise with 9.100, and Ayako Tanaka prevailed in the vault by scoring 8.887. NOICHI, Kochi Pref. – Newly crowned all-around champion Hiroyuki Tomita added two apparatus titles to his collection at the national gymnastics championships Sunday, while dethroned Naoya Tsukahara managed to win just one event.Tomita, a Juntendo University gymnast who ended Tsukahara’s run of five-straight all-around titles on Saturday, topped the field to claim victories in the rings with 9.550 points and parallel bars with 9.475 at the Kochi Prefectural Youth Center Gymnasium.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Japan’s women hit 11

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Japan’s women’s national team clobbered Taiwan 11-0 in an international friendly Saturday to give Hiroshi Ohashi a winning start as new national team coach.Playing its first match since reaching the quarterfinals of the Athens Olympics under Eiji Ueda, Japan tore its opponent to shreds from the kickoff and was 8-0 up by halftime at Nishigaoka Stadium in Tokyo. Substitute Ayako Kitamoto and Shinobu Ono both grabbed hat tricks while Eriko Arakawa scored twice. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Boxer Yamaki dies after brain injury

first_imgHe remained unconscious after the fight and underwent emergency surgery at a Tokyo hospital to repair the brain damage. Born in Saitama Prefecture, Yamaki made his pro boxing debut in October 2003.He was ranked 11th in the latest rankings in the Japanese flyweight division with a 7-9 record, including five knockouts. Boxer Hirokazu Yamaki died at a hospital Monday after sustaining a traumatic brain injury during a bout on the weekend in Tokyo, the Japan Boxing Commission said.Yamaki, 26, suffered an acute subdural hematoma in his eighth-round knockout loss against Toshimasa Ouchi on Friday night at Korakuen Hall. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more