Former Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott Selected To Lead Ozark National Scenic Riverways

first_imgJason LottNPS News:OHAHA, Neb. – National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Bert Frost announced today the selection of Jason Lott as permanent superintendent of Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri. Lott has been serving as the acting superintendent since January following the retirement of Larry Johnson. “I am pleased to welcome Jason as superintendent of Ozark National Scenic Riverways,” Frost said of the selection. “Jason is an exceptional leader and he will work to develop strong relationships with the local communities and park stakeholders.”Commenting on his appointment, Lott said, “I’m very excited about joining the team at Ozark Riverways. The history, folkways, and rivers of the Missouri Ozarks are a special place, and I’m looking forward to working with the communities and staff for this opportunity to serve at the nation’s first scenic riverway.”Lott most recently was superintendent for Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. He has been with the National Park Service (NPS) since 2002. He previously served as superintendent for Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Arizona for three years, and Resources Program manager for Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Texas for five years, where he was named the 2005 recipient of the NPS Director’s Award for Natural Resource Management in a Small Park.In addition to serving as superintendent at Bandelier, Lott also serves as the NPS New Mexico State coordinator. Recent honors include being the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Los Alamos’ Distinguished Alumnus Award and the 2011 NPS Intermountain Region Director’s Award.   Lott is a 21-year veteran with the Army National Guard, having served 20 years as an enlisted soldier with a deployment during Desert Storm, and as an officer who served as a Company Commander for the 1086th Transportation Company during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Lott retired as a captain in 2007.  Lott holds a master’s degree in History with an emphasis in Cultural Resource Management from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. He and his wife Wendy and their two children are looking forward to exploring all the area has to offer.last_img read more

Schonbek: 150 Years Of American Craftsmanship

first_imgLa Scala: The soft curves, leaf-like motifs, rich crystal garlands and flower-shaped cups of La Scala evoke the 16th Century chandeliers of the Rococo. Its ornate arms and scrolls are cast by hand from Schonbek family molds. Pricing starts at $1,700.Esmery: Esmery captures the mood of the moment with its minimalistic, contemporary style. Beaded crystal chains drape their fiery brilliance creating a play of light and energy around the clean silhouette of the chandelier. Pricing starts at $1,670. Bordeaux: The opulent Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, where 43 luxurious chandeliers held over 1000 candles, is the inspiration for the Bordeaux design, which celebrates the majestic style.  Pricing starts at $2,315.Vesca: The delicate, graceful Vesca chandelier blossoms like a strawberry at spring, evoking the petals of a flower adorned with decorative crystal chains. Pricing starts at $1,695.[Click image to enlarge]Schonbek is a world-renowned heritage lighting brand. You can find it locally at RevCo Electric or Suffolk Designer Lighting in Southampton. The brand, which boasts a spectacular collection of handmade chandeliers, is dedicated to preserving 150 years of American craftsmanship. The lighting designs are meant to spark conversations, bring people together, and elevate interiors.If you’re looking for a little more sparkle in your living space, Schonbek’s crystal and gold chandeliers may just be the answer. As part of The Swarovski Group, Schonbek combines the world’s finest cut crystals with state-of-the-art design.Since 1870, the company has crafted products that promote beauty and quality — believing that lighting brings life to the home.For more info, visit Sharelast_img read more

Irkutsk Oil Company announces new helium project

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Petrotech International O&G Conference Starts (India)

first_imgThe Petrotech series of International oil and gas conference & exhibition got a fitting start with Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh inaugurating the conference. Petrotech 2014 is being organized by ONGC.Dr Manmohan Singh said that availability of sufficient energy at affordable price is extremely essential for Indian economy. While inaugurating the 11th edition of Petrotech 2014 at Greater Noida on January 12, 2014, Dr. Manmohan Singh said that India is presently 7th largest energy producing country in the world and is 4th largest consumer as well. He said that to meet the increasing demand, more exploratory efforts and international collaborations would be required. Looking at the widening gap between demand and supply India needs three to four fold increase in availability of energy in next two decades, he said.To fill the this continuous widening gap, Prime Minister emphasized for encouraging domestic and global companies in different fields of hydrocarbons, within the present sustainable and competent environment framework. “There is a need to bridge this ever increasing gap between the demand and domestic supply. With this in mind we are encouraging domestic and global companies to explore potentially hydrocarbon rich areas in the framework of the stable and enabling policy environment,” PM said.PM also said that new and substantive technology is the need of the day for present environment. He also stressed on the need for reducing carbon foot prints. “The challenge of achieving high economic growth and yet reducing emissions is formidable one indeed but we are determined to meet this challenge fully.”PM said that Petrotech 2014 is carbon neutral event and such efforts should be emulated. Petrotech showcases perspective of Indian hydrocarbon sector to the issues related to the environment.Speaking on this occasion Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr M Veerappa Moily called for global collaboration in hydrocarbon exploration. He asked the investors to step forward in this direction and stressed for increasing collaboration with domestic energy companies. Dr Moily assured them of every possible help from the Government in policy framework.“We found shale gas and we are marching forward, we also found plenty of CBM gas and are marching forward. And many of the areas which are still untouched, untapped, they have the potential, we require more capital, more investment, more technology and more than anything else more efficient administration of this ministry and also our oil companies. With the excellent team of MoS (Mrs Panabaka Lakshmi) and Petroleum Secretary (Mr Vivek Rae) and leaders like Sudhir (Vasudeva), I am confident that we can do it,” he said assuring investors of a favourable policy climate. Regarding Petrotech, Dr Moily said that it would be less to call it an event which is more of a campaign to bring global energy players on a common platform to deliberate and evolve solutions in regard to business and challenges of technology in the hydrocarbon sector.Earlier in his welcome address CMD Sudhir Vasudeva profusely thanked Prime Minister for sparing valuable time to inaugurate Petrotech 2014. He also welcomed Governor of Uttar Pradesh B.L Joshi, MoS, P&NG, Panbanka Lakshmi and Petroleum Secretory Vivek Rae for being present and blessing the commencement of this vital event of Indian hydrocarbon sector. Vasudeva in his address gave brief of the historical perspective of Petrotech and also informed about the enthusiastic participation of Indian and global industry during forthcoming days. He thanked the Government, particularly the Prime Minister for providing enabling guidance and leadership to the hydrocarbon sector and assured that this edition of Petrotech 2014 would help achieve all its objectives.Speaking to the media earlier, Vasudeva said that the trodden path has been beaten by organizing the Petrotech in Greater Noida, but it wasn’t without apprehensions at how the response would be; however, looking at the response that this year’s Petrotech has received with more ministerial delegations from overseas attending the program, I’m finally assured and proud of the efforts put in by my team.Addressing the Media gathering, Narendra K Verma, Director Exploration ONGC and Chairman, Organising and Programme Committee Petrotech-2014 briefed about the various conferences and events lined-up during the 4 days of Petrotech and key figures on the participation at this year’s events, like number of delegates, presentation from both Indian and overseas delegates, distinguished lectures etc.Later in the day, Dr Veerappa Moily launched the Petrotech-2014 Exhibition. Dr Moily cut the ribbon amidst the dignitaries from Oil and Natural Gas majors. Moily also visited the various stalls showcasing the development in the Petroleum sector, starting with ONGC, the country’s premier oil and gas major. He also signed the digital plaque reading, “I Hereby Announce Petrotech 2014 Exhibition Open”.Among those present on the occasion were Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae, ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Sudhir Vasudeva, Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas Lakshmi Panabaka, Director Exploration N.K. Verma along with other Directors on Board of ONGC and ONGC subsidiaries.As many as 60 countries are participating in the four-day event that has a farsighted theme – ‘Vision 2030: Emerging Global Energy Basket – Challenges & Opportunities’.[mappress]January 14, 2014last_img read more

New appointment for Buss Group

first_imgAccording to managing partner Dr. Johann Killinger, recently-appointed Heinrich Ahlers is an experienced shipping and maritime industry manager, tasked with promoting the Buss Group’s services.Buss operates a number of multi-purpose terminals in Hamburg and plans to develop a further terminal along the Lower Elbe in Stade-Buetzfleth. All are capable of handling project cargoes.last_img

Splitter sets sail to US Gulf

first_imgThe oversize splitter was first transported 12 km from its manufacturing facility in Tarragona to the nearby port by Spanish heavy haulage company Transmodal using a 12-axle and 14-axle hydraulic trailer fitted with turntables, and two heavy-duty prime movers.On arrival at the Port of Tarragona, the splitter – which measured 56.34 m x 5.66 m x 5.66 m – was loaded directly onto BBC Chartering’s heavy lift vessel BBC Everest using the ship’s gear.In addition to the splitter, a small guard reactor, measuring 14 m x 3.7 m x 4.2 m, was also loaded on board the vessel for shipment to Houston.BBC Everest is currently on its way to the USA and is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Houston on July 30.On arrival in Houston, the splitter will be discharged by the ship’s gear onto a barge, which will feature a beam and dolly system specially designed for this project, explained Susan St Germain, executive director of projects at TransProject.The cargo will be barged to a jetty near the jobsite and transported overland to its final destination – which St Germain noted is only a distance of 1 km, but a “very complicated” move that will take some hours. The splitter was trucked to the port by Spanish heavy haulage company Transmodal. On arrival at the Port of Tarragona, the splitter was loaded on board BBC Chartering’s vessel BBC Everest. read more

Ethiopian President to attend 2019 Global Women Deliver Conference Canada

first_imgEthiopian President Sahle-Work ZewdeEthiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde is set to attend the 2019 Global Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada.Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs confirmed that the 69-year-old left Addis Ababa on Sunday and is expected to arrive in Canada later the same day.The conference is scheduled to start on Monday 3, June, and will officially be opened by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The Global Women Deliver Conference is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. It is expected to bring together over 8,000 world leaders and players in the academic fields as well as various change-makers.This year’s Conference will focus on the key role of power for progress and change, how power operates at three levels: individual power, structural power and the power of movements.During her stay in Canada, President Sahle-Work is also expected to hold bilateral talks with PM Trudeau on the sidelines of the conference.Related Somalia women encourage women to venture into business Tanzanians hope new president will delivercenter_img Somali Women Join Global Campaign To End The Violence Against Womenlast_img read more

York Valley Bridge officially opens

first_img 839 Views   one comment Share Share The eleven million dollars York Valley Bridge at Layou officially opened on Friday 13 July 2018. The bridge was severely damaged following the collapse of the Matthieu Dam in July 2011 and the government of the People’s Republic of China funded its reconstruction. The bridge project commenced in 2016 headed by China Railway 14th Bureau Group Corporation Limited and was scheduled to be completed in September 2017, but was delayed due to Hurricane Maria. Project Manager for the China Railway 14th Bureau Group Corporation Ltd, Xiangping Fan said while the passage of Hurricane Maria, hindered their progress, it did not affect the quality of their work.“The newly constructed bridge stood. This is a true testimony of the quality of work that the China Railway 14 is known for,” he said adding that it is ready to withstand the elements. He said the Company is pleased to hand over the bridge which will serve the people of Layou and by extension the entire country. “May it not only serve as a passage to the other side of the river but may it serve as a connection to each and every Dominican… the Yorke Valley project is a wonderful beginning.”This bridge he said symbolizes the deep friendship between the two countries in the face of difficulties and disasters. Meanwhile, Parliamentary Representative for Layou, Kelver Darroux said this bridge is a very important project for the communities within his constituency and the entire island by extension. “I say that because over the last few years of construction of the Yorke Valley Bridge we’ve had tremendous support from the government of the People’s Republic of China for one being a significant partner towards the development of this bridge and also for standing with us through very difficult times.”Darroux expressed gratitude to the Chinese Ambassador and Government for their continued support.– / 14 LocalNewsPolitics York Valley Bridge officially opens by: Dominica Vibes News – July 13, 2018center_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Farmington Hills parks ‘story map’ wins prestigious award

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) A unique web guide to City of Farmington Hills parks and recreation facilities recently earned a prestigious award from an organization representing geographic information systems (GIS) professionals.The city’s Special Services and Central Services Departments shared a first place award in the Story Map category presented at the 27th Annual IMAGIN Conference. The Story Map at uses text, images, and multimedia content to engage visitors looking for information about the city’s parks and recreation facilities.Photos, detailed descriptions, videos, and educational, interactive maps showcase the city’s 600-plus acres of parkland, from the 211-acre Heritage Park to the 70,000-square-foot Ice Arena in Founders Sports Park.Farmington Hills GIS Coordinator Matt Malone (right) accepts the First Place Story Map Award from Thomas Van Bruggen, President of IMAGIN and GIS Administrator for Muskegon County. (City of Farmington Hills)“By partnering with the Special Services Department, GIS Coordinator Matt Malone made great use of his extensive talents in helping to inform our residents about the great park offerings in the City of Farmington Hills,” said Special Services Department Director Ellen Schnackel. “Award-winning graphic artist and marketing professional Chris Blunden lent his talents for an unbeatable combination.” Reported bylast_img read more

CPU overcomes WIT, wins ILOPRISAA men’s college football

first_imgCPU was able to tie the match early in the second half with a header by Fritz Montilla on a corner kick by Jed Delariarte.Minutes from the game-tying goal, CPU had the advantage as Patrick Sumergido scored on a breakaway goal before tightening the defense by preventing the opposition from scoring an equalizer.In its previous matches CPU – mentored by Bob Romel Javellana and Jorge Bellosillo – beat University of San Agustin, 7-1 and 11-0, and WIT, 3-0.Other CPU players were Brian Chad Alba, Thomas Almonte, James Arlos, John Baldisimo, Emil Cabantug, Rich Cabuday, Scion Cadusale, Jan Guillergan, Sidney Lavente, Andre Lopez, Steven Macaraeg, Ralph Magno, Adryan Mercado, Fritz Montilla, Jonas Oren, Paul Serdena, and John Trestiza./PN Central Philippine University and Western Institute Technology tertiary men’s football players tangle for the loose ball. THE CENTRALIAN LINK SWEEPING all its four matches, Central Philippine University captured the tertiary men’s football title at the 2018 Iloilo PRISAA Meet.Its final win came at the expense of Western Institute of Technology 2-1 over the weekend at the CPU football field.This was the second 2018 Iloilo PRISAA football title for CPU. Its secondary boys team bagged the crown by defeating Ateneo de Iloilo 7-1.The college Golden Lions started the match on the wrong foot, conceding a first-half goal to WIT’s Joshua Gatinao.last_img read more