Hillcrest Elementary visits pumpkin patch

first_imgHillcrest Elementary Fourth Grade students took a field trip to the local pumpkin patch. Students observed the differences and similarities of the different pumpkins and brought the knowledge back to the classroom for a writing assignment.last_img

Giro101 Tech: Pro Bikes from Astana & Bahrain-Merida teams

first_imgShimano Di2 groups leave the cable holes unused.SRM power meters with the Look-made carbon crank arms were paired with an otherwise Dura-Ace system.The team had two bikes at their disposal for the road stages. The Reacto aero bike for longer flat days helped save drag.As did deeper wheels.The Scultura subbed in for climbing stages to save weight…or the riders just picked whichever bike they liked better.Capturing the Di2 wire inside the junction box’s strap seems like a clever way to keep it tidy. Check their team website out here.Check out every team’s bikes from the 2018 Giro here! K-Edge mounts were everywhere.Electrical tape = incremental gains. Check out the team website here.Bahrain-Merida Pro Bike ChecksBahrain-Merida’s Warp TT bikes used Fulcrum Speed wheels with the pro-only Continental tubulars and FSA Vision bars and extensions.Because of the sometimes convoluted routing required to keep brake cables out of the wind, TT brakes are not always the most powerful…or they suffer from cable drag that can slow performance. Here, the team put springs between the caliper’s cable entry and bolt points to help pop them open. Because the last thing you want when racing the clock is brake drag. Astana’s bikes for the 2018 Giro D’Italia were fairly straightforward, racing the Gallium Pro for the regular days and the E-118Next TT bike for time trial stages. Parts are a mix of FSA cranks with Power2Max power meters, Shimano Dura-Ace, Corima wheels and others. One of their more interesting team sponsors is Velosophe, the true cyclist’s beer.Look pedals are also a sponsor.Only some of their bikes had the CeramicSpeed pulley upgrade.And some of the TT bikes were running Corima’s tri-spoke front, and some their paired spoke design. What’s interesting is that Corima’s website now only lists tri-spoke and rear disc wheels in thru axle, disc brake variants, not rim brake models. At the moment, though, Argon18 does not make any disc brake TT or triathlon bikes, but their top of the line E119 tri bike does look more advanced than this E118Next TT bike, so perhaps we’re due for an update.last_img read more

Free criminal trial seminar set for Miami

first_imgFree criminal trial seminar set for Miami April 15, 2010 Regular News F ree criminal trial seminar set for Miami Program is being put on by the Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel A free seminar, “Criminal Court Judicial Forum,” is being sponsored in Miami on April 16 by the Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for Monroe and Miami-Dade counties.The seminar will be held at the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, Courtroom 4-1, 1351 N.W. 12th Street, Miami, beginning at 10 a.m. Speakers include Third District Court of Appeal Judge Vance Salter and 11th Circuit Judges Marisa Tinkler Mendez, John Thornton, Sarah Zabel, and Daryl Trawick. Topics will include State Criminal Court Litigation: Improving the Public Perception of the Judicial System, Ethics In and Out of the Courtroom, Professionalism in the Courtroom, Sexual Predators and Jimmy Ryce Act Trials, and Winning Practices on Appeal and an introduction from Joseph George, the CCCRC for the third region. Registration is the day of the seminar from 9:30 to 10 a.m.last_img read more

Inconsistency, in schedule and play

first_imgInconsistency, in schedule and playThe Gophers had another game this weekend canceled due to weather. Derek WetmoreMarch 28, 2011Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhen coaches talk about inconsistency, theyâÄôre typically referring to players failing to execute routine plays.When Gophers baseball head coach John Anderson talks about inconsistency, he means his teamâÄôs early-season rash of postponed and canceled games.Minnesota (8-8) went 1-1 in a weekend series with Cal Poly, dropping FridayâÄôs game 5-1 but winning 9-4 Sunday. In between, SaturdayâÄôs game was canceled due to rain, making it the GophersâÄô fourth canceled game in the past two weeks.After mustering just three hits Friday and sitting around for 12 hours Saturday before the cancelation, the GophersâÄô offense broke out in a big way Sunday, scoring nine runs on 16 hits.With a single in the second inning Sunday, AJ Pettersen kept his hitting streak alive, finishing with two singles, two walks, a stolen base and four runs scored. The leadoff hitterâÄôs streak stands at 19 games dating back to 2010, and he has reached base safely in every game this season.âÄúIâÄôm just trying to stay consistent more than anything,âÄù Pettersen said. âÄúLast year I was kind of up and down, and this year I try to get at least one knock a game and so far it has kind of panned out for me.âÄùAfter the second inning single, Pettersen safely stole second base and later scored on Trip SchultzâÄôs RBI base hit.Schultz had four RBIs on the day and was a key contributor for Minnesota on Sunday.Another major contributor for the Gophers on Sunday was outfielder Justin Gominsky. The junior went 4-for-4 with a walk to help pace MinnesotaâÄôs offense that had been marred in a funk.Pettersen said the team as a whole was more aggressive Sunday and was also able to lay off tough breaking and off-speed pitches, something that the team struggled mightily with Friday.âÄúItâÄôs really hard to try to figure out whatâÄôs going on because there is so long in between opportunities,âÄù Anderson said. âÄúFriday it was almost like we started over at game one âĦ The hardest thing to do after a long layoff is to try to time a changeup.âÄùHe added of his top performers Pettersen, Gominsky and Schultz on Sunday: âÄúThe guys we need to step forward for us are the guys that have experience. Those guys really did that today and we also used a lot of players off the bench.âÄùGetting enough playing time to balance between regulars and bench players has been a struggle thus far, but SundayâÄôs game was a step in the right direction before the team opens Big Ten conference play Friday at Target Field.âÄúItâÄôs tough for the hitters with timing to miss games against live pitchers. I think weâÄôll battle through it,âÄù Pettersen said. âÄúHopefully next weekend weâÄôll come ready to play.âÄù Following the theme of the not-so-young season, SundayâÄôs game was delayed because of complications from rain. When the grounds crew was dragging the field in between the third and fourth innings, second base came loose and there was a lengthy delay.Perhaps as a result, SundayâÄôs starter Phil Isaksson lasted only three innings before being relieved by the teamâÄôs usual Sunday starter, Austin Lubinsky.With IsakssonâÄôs usual Saturday start getting canceled, he needed some work. Lubinsky pitched 3 1/3 innings and earned the win.Freshman lefty Tom Windle also got 2/3 of an inning before closer Scott Matyas entered in the eighth. Matyas recorded a shutout inning, getting a flyout and two strikeouts to end the game in the eighth.MatyasâÄô no-hit streak ended with a Cal Poly base hit in the bottom of the eighth, however. It was the first hit the closer had allowed all year.The Gophers batted around in the seventh, scoring three runs to put the game on ice before the contest was called due to time constraints.The teams finished eight innings but Minnesota had to catch a flight and, with delays early in the game, couldnâÄôt afford to finish.ItâÄôs tough to peg where the Gophers stand after a start to the season that has so far been inconsistent, both in terms of schedule and on-field play.âÄúWhat do you make of it? Which team is it?âÄù Anderson asked rhetorically of his teamâÄôs bipolar weekend of play. âÄúI donâÄôt think I can make that determination at this point.âÄúHaving a lot of games consecutively will help you figure that out but you have to give the players credit âÄî they havenâÄôt quit on us.âÄùInjury updateNick OâÄôShea was found to have damage to cartilage inside his ribcage, rather than an oblique muscle injury as originally believed.The team has not yet released a timetable for the first basemanâÄôs return. Dan Olinger and Ryan Abrahamson continue to fill in for OâÄôShea, one of the GophersâÄô only true power threats.last_img read more

Robotic welding takes over in shipyards

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Cryogenic freezing “best in the world”

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Top News – March 24 to 30, 2014

first_imgCHEC Wins Two Projects in Trinidad and TobagoOn February 25, minister of trade, industry and investment of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago signed the business contract for the transshipment port and dry dock project and the Endeavour business development project in the country. Maldives: Boskalis Wins Massive Land Reclamation DealA contract signing ceremony for reclamation of six islands was held last month at the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure of Republic of Maldives. VIDEO: Van Oord 2013 HighlightsVan Oord, the Netherlands based contractor for dredging and offshore projects, had a better business result in 2013 than in 2012. Vietnam: Damen Song Cam Shipyard Opens (VIDEO)On March 20, Vietnamese Minister of Transport Mr Nguyen Hong Truong, carried out the official Vietnamese ribbon-cutting ceremony for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group’s portfolio. VIDEO: Panama Canal Expansion to Enhance Panama’s ConnectivityThe Panama Canal Expansion Project will maximize Panama’s strategic location as an international maritime hub at the center of global trade.Dredging Today Staff, March 30, 2014last_img read more

SCS Multiport Adds Zeebrugge – Tilbury Route

first_imgPort of Tilbury, owned by Forth Ports Limited, and Port of Zeebrugge / MBZ have announced that SCS Multiport will add a brand new route to their current Amsterdam-Tilbury service to deliver Far East deep sea transhipment and continental loads between the container ports of Tilbury, Amsterdam and Zeebrugge. This new regular service, which begins on August 3, will run twice weekly directly between Zeebrugge and Tilbury, connecting East / West shipping lanes with the main trade route for London and the South East.SCS Multiport as the operator for the strategic partnership – will carry new transhipment volumes between Tilbury’s London Container Terminal and the deep water port of Zeebrugge, providing an East / West link into Tilbury, as well as a North / South link for Zeebrugge.In addition, SCS Multiport will as part of their close connection with CWT Europe (CWT Europe is one of the main shareholders), carry general goods from Western Europe and from Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.Joachim Coens, CEO of the Port of Zeebrugge said: “This connection gives a unique and faster connectivity for our deep sea cargo into the heart of London. Furthermore, it strengthens both ports’ network into the European market.”The agreement will focus on enhancing container cargo volumes at Port of Zeebrugge and London Container Terminal (LCT) in Tilbury which is the UK’s 3rd largest container terminal.Zeebrugge’s container volumes are largely dominated by deep sea Far East volumes, while LCT has a particularly strong position on the South America trades through customers such as MSC, Maersk and CMA-CGM.[mappress]Press Release, August 1, 2014last_img read more

HSH Nordbank Seeks Owner

first_imgHSH Beteiligungs Management has started a bidding process to sell the majority of the shares in Germany’s HSH Nordbank, one of the world’s biggest providers of shipping finance.HSH Beteiligungs Management, owned by the Federal States of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, is putting up for sale up to 94.9% of HSH Nordbank’s shares as part of the bank’s privatization efforts. In May 2016, the European Commission said that the bank’s privatization has to be completed by the end of February 2018.The seller plans to dispose of all of its shares in HSH Nordbank, Citigroup Global Markets Deutschland, appointed to organize the sale, said.“HSH Nordbank has been significantly de-risked and restructured over the last years. As a result, HSH Nordbank’s profitability has continuously improved,” Citigroup said, adding that the bank posted a pre-tax profit of EUR 183 million (USD 197 million) during the first nine months of 2016.Expressions of interest should be submitted by February 27 and submissions of indicative bids are planned for March 31, 2017, according to Citigroup.The transaction will be subject, inter alia, to a parliamentary approval both in Hamburg as well as in Schleswig-Holstein.In June 2016, HSH Nordbank transferred a portfolio of non-performing loans from ship financing with a volume of EUR 5 billion (USD 5.5 billion) to hsh portfolio-management AöR of majority owners Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.With this move, the bank reduced its troubled assets, in line with the EU state aid proceedings.HSH Nordbank encountered financial problems in 2008 as the financial crisis disrupted a number of maritime loans, worth billions of euros.last_img read more

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