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Welton ships tanks by the dozen

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first_imgThe tanks, which were destined for the state’s oldest brewery, were manufactured by Chinese Lehui Group. Each measures 55 ft (16.8 m) in length and 20 ft (6.1 m) in diameter, weigh 50,000 pounds (22.7 tonnes), and have a capacity of 2,000 barrels, the equivalent of 63,000 gallons (286,403 litres) of beer. As the tanks were too large to ship from Waterford via rail or highway, Welton seized the opportunity to pair a 200-year transportation highway with the modernisation of New York state’s oldest brewery, which is undergoing redevelopment costing USD49 million (GBP38 million). Welton’s vice president, Henry Hui scrutinised the route for over a year, deciding that using barges chartered from Coeymans Carver Company along the Erie Canal offered a cost-effective solution. The alternative – bringing the tanks to Rochester in pieces to assemble on site, was deemed a too expensive process that could not guarantee the same quality that can be achieved in the factory.  Following their manufacture in China, the tanks were transported directly from Shanghai to the Port of Albany on Chipolbrok’s multipurpose vessel, Wladyslaw Orkan. On discharge from the barge in Rochester, the tanks still needed to be trucked another five miles (8 km) from the canal quayside to the brewery itself and Welton used heavy haulage vehicles supplied by Triple R Transportation for the final leg of the journey. Hui added: “There were not many laydown areas around Rochester that could handle these consignments but we brought in a 600-tonne capacity crane from Clark Rigging to move the tanks from the barges to the trucks at Al’s Maintenance yard in Rochester.” A further 12 small and medium tanks were also discharged to Port of Albany, and could be transported to the brewery by road as the loads were under 16 ft (4.8 m) high. Welton Shipping is an independent, USA-based transportation and integrated logistics provider. www.weltongroup.comwww.carverstone.com www.triplertransportation.comwww.clarkrigging.comwww.chipolbrok.com.plwww.portofalbany.uslast_img read more

Portable wheel lathe launched

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first_imgA PORTABLE wheel lathe designed for emergency field repairs to wheel damage on freight wagons was officially launched by Swedish maintenance specialist EuroMaint Rail AB at the Nordic Rail exhibition in Jönköping on last month.EuroMaint Rail’s PWL can be transported by van to a remote location and assembled by a two-person crew. Hydraulic and electric power is provided from a 50 kVA diesel generator in the service truck. The unit and support beams can be assembled in both left and right-handed positions to treat both wheels.The rail vehicle is lifted slightly to relieve the load on the defective wheelset, which is turned by four hydraulic motors through profiled steel wheels on the wheel flanges. The wheel is first assessed with a portable measuring head to determine the diameter, out-of-roundness and the rectification work required. This data is fed into the CNC controls, and the measuring head exchanged for a cutter. Typically, each wheel is turned twice to remove the defects and produce a new profile according to given UIC standards. A 5 mm deep radial cut can be turned at each pass. The second wheel is then treated in the same way, the whole process taking between 1 h and 2 h. Turning both wheels can generate up to 10 kg of swarf, and EuroMaint has designed the cutting process to produce small shavings rather than long spirals. A protective mat is laid under the vehicle before work starts to collect the waste and prevent any environmental damage.The maintenance crew uses EuroMaint’s portable brake testing equipment to verify the vehicle’s braking performance, both to detect any fault which could have caused the wheel flat and to confirm that the rectified vehicle is fit to continue its journey. All data from both systems is transferred by GSM or GSM-R to the customer for record-keeping purposes and subsequent analysis.According to EuroMaint’s Head of Engineering Thomas Robertsson, the prototype PWL has been tested for around a year and has proved very successful, mainly in the north of Sweden where wheel flats are a common problem during the long Nordic winter. Turning the wheels in situ avoids the need to use lifting cranes when changing the wheelsets, which can be a major problem under 15 kV catenary. It also avoids the requirement to dismantle the brakes or unload the wagon, minimising handling damage and any delays to the shipment.A second unit is due to start work in the spring of 2008, expanding the geographical coverage of EuroMaint’s support service. Robertsson expects that EuroMaint Rail’s PWL will be available commercially from 2009.EuroMaint Rail AB, Swedenlast_img read more

T&T and China sign cooperation agreements

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first_imgTrinidad and Tobago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation within the Framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative with China, according to an official statement issued on Monday.Rowley on official visit to China The statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said that Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, who is on an official visit to Beijing signed the MOU without giving details.However, the Chinese government calls the initiative “a bid to enhance regional connectivity and embrace a brighter future,” while critics call it a push by China to take a larger role in global affairs with a China-centered trading network.The initiative was unveiled by President Xi Jinping in late 2013, and the initial focus has been infrastructure investment, education, construction materials, railway and highway, automobile, real estate, power grid, and iron and steel.Committed to deepen tiesThe statement said that Prime Minister Rowley, who arrived in Beijing Monday, held talks with Premier  Keqiang, with both leaders lauding “their long-standing relationship and reiterated their commitment to deepen ties.”The statement said that the two countries also signed three other MOUs strengthening cooperation in the field of medicine and health; human resource development and on economic and technical cooperation.The statement said that Rowley and his delegation attended a State banquet held at the Great Hall of the People.last_img read more

Douglas Charles Airport closed due to inclement weather

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first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews Douglas Charles Airport closed due to inclement weather by: – March 11, 2017center_img Share 234 Views   no discussions Heavy rainfall associated with a frontal boundary has forced the closure of Douglas Charles Airport at Marigot.The Ministry of Public Works and Ports advised of its closure in a press release issued at 10AM on Saturday 11 March 2017.“The Ministry has also been advised that there are currently two landslides on the Nicholas Liverpool Highway that are affecting vehicular traffic flow in that area. Therefore, the general public is asked to use the Castle Bruce/Kalinago Territory road to access areas beyond Belles.The Ministry of Public Works and Ports is making every effort to bring the road situation back to normalcy and will advise further once the Highway and Airport are reopened,” the release notes.– / 5last_img read more

In pre-practice meeting, Cavaliers hope to ease early growing pains

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first_img Ashley Bastock Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersKevin LoveLebron JamesNBATyronn Lue INDEPENDENCE, OHIO– The Cavaliers have had a less than ideal start to the 2017-18 season.After winning their first two games against tough opponents in the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks, the 3-4 Cavs dropped four out of their next five contests, including the last three straight. Over the last couple of weeks, frustrations have seemingly boiled to the surface, especially concerning the pace with which the team is playing.The team is undoubtedly hoping that the pre-practice talk they conducted on Tuesday will remedy some of their early problems.For head coach Tyronn Lue, the talk allowed the team another opportunity to reset their focus when it comes to their level of conditioning. He also stressed that top to bottom, (and yes, that includes LeBron James) that the team will need to get in better shape. And as Kevin Love pointed out, it isn’t that guys are taking possessions off so to speak, but there still needs to be a conscious effort on everyone’s part to play each possession at 100 percent.“Focused more on getting in better shape, I see after today’s practice, and watching us today, damn,” he said. “It’s a big difference. When I’m screaming play with pace, and move the ball, move bodies, we got to get in better shape to do that.”Lue says there was a team meeting before practice today; he won’t go into much detail, but said at least part of it was about getting into better shape. pic.twitter.com/puQArFYc34— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) October 31, 2017Along with getting in shape, however, there is also an element of lack of attention to detail on the defensive end.“As far as getting back, getting centered,” Lue said. “When a shot goes up two guys gotta get back. The problem is we’re not getting out of the corners. Shot’s going up, guys are standing in the corners, we’re not getting back. And teams miss or make they’re pushing the ball against us, trying to get back, trying to create confusion, create mismatches.”He did also mention that he talked with Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose about being more aggressive on offense, and not feeling the need to defer to James or Love. He also discussed the need for the team to get back on defense in transition and contest every shot.Other than that, Lue wouldn’t disclose much else about what was said, saying he would leave that to the players.“It’s early in the season, it wasn’t like one of those meetings where it was so over the top so to speak,” Love said following practice. “It was just figuring out what we needed to do. We watched certain segments on film of the game, broke down film a little bit differently, came out here and got some good work in.”The Cavs were blown out by New Orleans on Saturday, 123-101. They followed that up with a 114-95 loss to the New York Knicks the following night. They are currently ranked 16th in the league as far as pace, and are giving up the most three-pointers in the league at 13.7 per game. Their defensive rating is 109.8, putting them at 27th place.“I didn’t expect it to be like this right now, especially after our first two games of holding opponents to under 100 points and playing good defensively,” Lue said. “And then I think, offensively, we’re not playing as well as we should and as we can, so when you’re missing shots, you got to get back in transition every single time. You’re not making shots, that puts pressure on your transition defense. We got to do a better job offensively as well.”Lue says offensively the Cavs “aren’t playing as good as we should” pic.twitter.com/1lOGb0Q4BR— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) October 31, 2017While they may not have expected this start, however, perhaps today’s meeting will mark the first step in the right direction.“Time will tell how it’s going to play out but we have a lot of really good positive energy from today,” Love said. “We had a great practice.”center_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

HS Friday Night Hoops: Medina 65 Licking 46

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first_img Related Topics The varsity boys basketball team opened up the season with a 65-46 victory over Licking Heights in the DiFranco Tip-Off Classic at Midview High School on Saturday afternoon.Medina had balanced scoring with 10 different players collecting points on the day. Corey Tripp was the leading scorer with 14 points. Kyle Szumski and Spencer Aylward chipped in with 9 points apiece.The Battling Bees are 1-0 overall on the season. They will be back in action on Friday night when they open up Greater Cleveland Conference play by traveling to Euclid to take on the Panthers. Vince McKeelast_img read more

KPBSD Hosting Facebook Live Q & A Event

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first_imgStory as aired: FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be hosting a Facebook Live event with Superintendent Sean Dusek hosting an online question and answering event. Everyone is invited to tune in – KPBSD parents and students, staff, community members, KPBSD partners, and KPBSD Key Communicators. Afterwards, the Q&A will be saved as a video to review if you are unable to tune-in during the event. Superintendent Dusek will start off with statement before responding to questions submitted through the event. Questions can be asked live or submitted through the event page ahead of time on the district’s Facebook page. The live Q & A will take place from 7-7:30 p.m., on November 14. You can access the event via your mobile device, tablet, or computer.last_img read more

Top guns set for Carifta showdown

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first_imgTHE TOP Under-17 and Under-20 athletes will be hunting places on the country’s team to next month’s Carifta Games, which is scheduled to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda, between April 10 and 13.Today’s opening day of competition at the National Stadium will see eight field-event finals taking place, while, on the track, there will be preliminary-round action in the 100m, 400m, and 1,500m among males and females in both age groups.The first event of the day will get underway at 4:30 p.m. in the field, where the Under-17 and Under-20 girls will battle in the shot put. The other six field finals are the long jump for Under-20 girls and high jump for Under-17 boys, which start at 5 p.m.; the shot put for Under-17 boys (5:05 p.m.); the shot put for Under-20 boys at 6:15 p.m.; and the high jump for Under-17 girls and long jump for Under-20 boys, closing the show at 6:30 p.m. First track event The first track event of the day will begin at 5 p.m., the preliminary round of the girls’ Under-17 400 metres, which will have the likes of Hydel’s Aaliyah Baker, Holmwood’s Rickiann Russell, and Edwin Allen’s Kacian Powell as its main contenders.Defending Champs Class Two 400-metre champion Tahj Hamm of Holmwood Technical, who has a season’s best 47.80 seconds, will lead the Under-17 male group, where Richard Nelson of Clarendon College and Derrick Grant of Ferncourt, with season’s best times of 48.57 and 49.01 seconds, respectively, will also be hoping for good results.The preliminary round of the girls’ Under-20 one-lap event will get underway at 5:30 p.m., but it is the boys’ equivalent 15 minutes later that will attract the most attention, with Calabar’s Evaldo Whitehorne, Excelsior’s Demar Francis, Kingston College’s Tyrees Grant, and the Vere Technical pair of Deandre Anderson and Tyrece Taylor all down to contest what should be a fiercely competitive event.Edwin Allen’s ace sprinter, Kevona Davis, will also be in action today in the first round of the girls’ Under-20 100 metres, starting at 7:25 p.m.This will be her second time competing in the event this season after opening up at the Ben Francis Invitational Meet in 12.08 seconds while running against heavy winds.Her teammate, the vastly improved Brandy Hall; Excelsior’s Ackera Nugent; and Holmwood’s Sasheika Steele are all entered here and should give a good account of themselves.Edwin Allen twins Tia and Tina Clayton are on a collision course to meet for the first time this season, as both will be involved in the preliminary round of the girls’ Under-17 100m event, along with teammate Serena Cole. The event will get underway at 6:50 p.m.Racers Track Club’s Oblique Seville will be the top male in action today when he lines up in the heats of the boys’ Under-20 100 metres, which start at 7:40 p.m.Seville, who has a personal best of 10.13 seconds, is the defending Carifta Games champion in the event.SCHEDULETRACK EVENTS5:00 P.M. 400m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 175:15 P.M. 400m HEATS BOYS UNDER 175:30 P.M. 400m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 205:45 P.M. 400m HEATS BOYS UNDER 206:00 P.M. 1500m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 176:15 P.M. 1500m HEATS BOYS UNDER 176:30 P.M. 1500m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 206:45 P.M. 1500m HEATS BOYS UNDER 206:50 P.M 100m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 177:10 P.M. 100m HEATS BOYS UNDER 177:25 P.M. 100m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 207:40 P.M. 100m HEATS BOYS UNDER 20FIELD EVENTS4:30 P.M. SHOT PUT GIRLS UNDER 174:30 P.M. SHOT PUT GIRLS UNDER 205:00 P.M. LONG JUMP GIRLS UNDER 205:00 P.M. HIGH JUMP BOYS UNDER 175:05 P.M. SHOT PUT BOYS UNDER 176:30 P.M. HIGH JUMP GIRLS UNDER 176:30 P.M. LONG JUMP BOYS UNDER 206:15 P.M. SHOP PUT BOYS UNDER 20last_img read more