SFNF Fuelwood Permit Sales At Pueblo Of Jemez Welcome Center Saturdays Only In November

first_imgPermits are also available at all SFNF offices, including Forest Headquarters in Santa Fe. The nonrefundable fuelwood permits are for personal use only and may be purchased for $20 for five cords with a maximum of 15 cords per household per year. Customers may purchase permits by check, credit/debit card or cash through Dec. 31, 2019. Permit purchasers will receive load tags, a fuelwood cutting map and guidelines for harvesting the wood. Permits and other products may be purchased at the Jemez Ranger Station at 051 Woodsy Lane in Jemez Springs off N.M. 4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Credit cards are accepted only until 4 p.m.) Customers may want to call the Jemez District Office at 575.289.3535 to check availability of the permits. “We know how important fuelwood is to many of our communities, and the ability to buy a permit on the weekend is a big plus for many of our customers,” District Ranger Brian Riley said. “That’s why we are making an effort to keep the Welcome Center staffed on Saturdays. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to return to our normal hours by the first weekend in December.” SANTA FE ― Sales of Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) fuelwood permits and other Forest Service products at the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, also known as the Walatowa Visitor Center, will be limited to Saturdays only for the month of November.center_img Normally, the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, located at 7413 N.M. 4 on Jemez Pueblo, has a Forest Service employee onsite Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays seasonally to sell permits and provide visitors with information about the forest. Due to a staffing issue, the SFNF is able to staff the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center on Saturdays only this month. SFNF News:last_img read more

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Changes In The Village

first_imgMichael Tracey (uniform) is now the official East Hampton Village police chief. Independent/Justin MeinkenThe East Hampton Village Board of Trustees, in a unanimous decision on July 31, amended the village code to eliminate the residency requirement for full-time employees.In a public hearing held prior to the board’s decision, no one spoke in opposition to the proposal.Mayor Paul Rickenbach said the village was aware of the high cost of living. “The fact is,” he said, “it’s very expensive to live here and we’re just hoping that in some fashion, we will be able to encourage and retain qualified employees because of their ability to live close by.”Also at the village board meeting, Michael Tracey, who had previously been the acting chief of police, was officially given the position on a permanent basis. Board members said Tracey had met the challenge, despite working with two fewer offices. Chief Tracey, in accepting his appointment, thanked his wife and two children for their support.The village’s historic services director, Robert Hefner, then took to the podium to recognize a $50,000 donation from the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation. The funds were allocated to the purchase of five 19th Century paintings that will be on display at the restored Gardiner Mill Cottage at 36 James Lane.The gallery is expected to open during the Columbus Day weekend of this year. Both the historical society and the village board thanked the foundation for its contribution. Sharelast_img read more

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LaValle, Fischer State Their Positions

first_imgNew York Senator Ken LaValle and challenger Greg Fischer. Independent/Stephen J. KotzNew York State Senator Ken LaValle, the incumbent Republican with 42 years of experience in the statehouse, is being challenged for the second time by Democrat Greg Fischer, a business consultant, in the November 6 election.The two candidates squared off in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons in Hampton Bays on October 25, with Fischer issuing a warning of a grim future for the state unless drastic steps are taken to reform government, rein in wasteful spending, and modernize the economy.“We have to go back to looking at senators and assemblypeople as statewide actors and not just pandering to their local constituencies to get elected,” he said, “but really becoming strategists and planners and showing some skill at developing and being responsible for the entire state.”LaValle, who will also appear on the Conservative, Independence, and Reform Party lines, cited his efforts to control taxes, protect the environment, and provide assistance for first-time homebuyers.At times, LaValle expressed frustration with Fischer’s wide-ranging criticism. At one point, the challenger, noting that LaValle is chairman of the senate’s committee on higher education, accused LaValle of not doing enough to control local school taxes.The senator countered that the committee Fischer was referring to deals with post-secondary education and had nothing to do with local school boards. “My head is spinning,” LaValle said. “You are like a one-man band. I think you need to focus — I don’t want to sound like your parent but you need to focus on one piece and try to effectuate change.”LaValle cited his effort to help bring about a merger of the Tuckahoe and Southampton school districts, an effort that was ultimately rejected by voters. “We can push districts to consolidate until the cows come home,” he said. “The ultimate choice belongs to the taxpayers of the district.”Fischer argued that LaValle had not done enough to promote economic growth. “We really need a turnaround,” he said, noting that about one million people had left the state in the past eight years, most from upstate areas, where economic growth is stagnant. That exodus is putting pressure on downstate areas such as Long Island to pick up the slack and subsidize the rest of the state, Fischer said.Trouble is on the horizon, he added, pointing out that Nassau County is facing a budget crisis and Suffolk County is not far behind. He warned the state would be next and raised the specter of lawmakers raiding employee pensions to make up for shortfalls in revenue.“Mr. Fischer makes irresponsible statements,” LaValle countered, arguing that Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has done an excellent job managing the state’s pension funds. “People can sleep well, being assured that all proper methodologies are in place,” he said.“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” Fischer countered.The candidates were closer on some issues, including Deepwater Wind’s proposed South Fork Wind Farm, which was enthusiastically greeted when initially unveiled but has since attracted a growing legion of critics.“The longer I look at it, the more I question it,” said LaValle, emphasizing that he was upset that Deepwater was recently sold to Ørsted, a major Danish wind-power company. “Certainly, I’m not thrilled about the discussion about having a foreign entity running that.” The senator added he was concerned about the impacts the proposed wind farm will have on fishermen and migrating birds. “I think they have a ways to go and have to answer a lot of questions,” LaValle concluded. “I support renewable energy, so we have to try to work out some of these issues.”“The problem with this project is it is a complete nonstarter,” said Fischer, who said he opposed a foreign company controlling American energy reserves. He added that he also opposed the wind farm because it is a “big energy” project that will prevent real progress being made in gaining control of the Long Island Power Authority. Fischer said he preferred a decentralized electric generation system and urged people “to get off the grid as soon as possible.”LaValle said he did not support expanding the state’s reproductive health laws, while Fischer argued the protections of Roe v. Wade should be codified to protect a woman’s right to have an abortion. LaValle said he opposed a single-payer healthcare system, saying there were better, more localized ways to improve, while Fischer was a strong proponent, saying the United States doesn’t have health care but “sick care.”While LaValle said he had misgivings about allowing undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s licenses, Fischer said it would be one more way to reduce the reach of the underground economy by requiring people to apply for a license. Plus, he said, the change would promote safety on the roads. The candidates saw eye to eye on several issues: public officials who are convicted of corruption should not be eligible for pensions; the legalization of marijuana is fine for medicinal purposes, but not for recreational use; and restrictions on absentee ballots should be eased.sjkotz@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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ITM Power’s £2.8m contract win

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New coalition to help students during coronavirus

first_imgThe CTE Coalition is led by Lincoln Electric, Tooling U-SME, NC3, camInstructor, Haas Automation and SkillsUSA, who all produce and supply the materials for the students.A new website Keep CTE Moving, has been created to act as a central portal where instructors and student can go to access a variety of resources including online classes, videos and instructional materials. “A lot of CTE course are in areas like welding, CNC, automotive, manufacturing, and construction, and are very hands-on,” said Jason Scales, Business Manager of Education at Lincoln Electric.“Many instructors simply don’t have online training content. This non-competitive ground of industry-leading companies each maintain a robust set of e-learning modules and other resources.”“Together, we agreed to share our resources in an unprecedented manner. With this opportunity, tens of thousands of CTE students can keep learning, even while they may not be allowed to gather in a physical classroom or lab.”“The coalition hopes that by offering these centralised online resources, we can quickly help thousands of students continue their studies in these unprecedented times when many schools are temporarily closed,” said Chelle Travis, Executive Director at SkillsUSA.last_img read more

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JAXPORT: Harbor Improvement Updates (USA)

first_imgThe vitality of the nation’s waterway system impacts everyone by generating employment and allowing for the efficient delivery of goods.The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced legislation authorizing improvements, including JAXPORT’s Mile Point project, deemed necessary to keep our ports and waterways thriving.Completing the Mile Point project is the first step toward a 47-foot shipping channel depth, a depth essential to growing the benefits of Jacksonville’s public port facilities, which already help support tens of thousands of jobs for the Northeast Florida region.The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying a project to increase the depth of the harbor and will host its next public meeting on the subject on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal.In addition, the Corps holds regular conference calls offering updates on the project. The next call will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.[mappress]Press Release, September 16, 2013last_img read more

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Energy Economist Against Scotland’s Renewables Plan

first_imgOne of the leading energy economists has slammed Scottish plans to go 100 percent renewable by 2020, writes the Daily Record news portal.Namely, professor of energy policy at the University of Oxford, Dieter Helm said that it is not logical from the economic standpoint for Scotland to be reliant on renewable energy such as wind and wave farms.“It’s nonsense. Wind is intermittent by definition. You have to ask a very simple question: even if you wanted to do this, what are you going to do when the wind doesn’t blow,” said Helm, adding that Scotland will have to rely on nuclear power, coal and gas to balance its system.According to a report released in July 2013, renewables produced 46.6 percent of electricity in Scotland.Helm claims that Scotland’s reliance on subsidy has risen the same way the renewable energy production has.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

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EGAS receives LNG import offers from several major suppliers

first_imgThe Egyptian Natural gas Holding Company received offers for a gas import tender from BP, Vitol, Trafigura, Golar LNG and three other companies, according to EGAS’ senior official.Decisions on the financial proposals from the applicants are due this week, the official told Daily News Egypt.EGAS tender includes the import of 500 million cbm of gas per day beginning in March.EGAS Chairman Khaled Abdel Badie previously said the LNG imports contract will be for two years with a renewal option. He also added that Sonatrach, Gazprom and Shell did not bid in the tender.Reports say that contracts have been signed with Sonatrach and Gazprom to import 14 LNG cargoes in case the two companies did not bid in the tender.Abdel Badie also added that another similar tender will be issued for gas imports in order to boost the power generation in the country. More importantly he confirmed reports that Egypt will launch a tender for a second LNG import terminal in the coming weeks.[mappress mapid=”16277″]LNG World News Staff; Image: EGASlast_img read more

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics appoints deputy CEO

first_imgMr Connor, pictured, will take on his new role in addition to his current position as head of region, Americas. He will remain at the company’s Americas headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, USA, while reporting directly to WWL’s CEO Arild Iversen.Previously chief operating officer for WWL’s ocean services division at its global corporate headquarters in Oslo, Norway, Mr Connor has nearly 30 years of experience in the maritime and logistics sectors.He replaces Anders Boman, who has been named the new chief executive of Wallenius Lines in Stockholm, Sweden.Arild Iversen said: “With his extensive experience of our operations, working in different cultures and excellent relationships with key customers and our owners, Chris is well prepared for this new role.”last_img read more

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Cargotec restructures Chinese manufacturing operations

first_imgSince 2012, RCI has manufactured port and offshore cranes for Kalmar and MacGregor (both part of Cargotec) at Taicang, China.Cargotec will sell its 49 percent stake in RCI to RHI, while acquiring select operations and assets. The company said the move is part of a plan to simplify its global supply chain operations, while supporting an asset-light balance sheet structure.Roughly 160 RCI employees are expected to move to Kalmar once the restructuring is complete. Kalmar and MacGregor will continue selling their respective products by partnering with RHI and RCI.www.cargotec.comlast_img read more

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