AEP names senior vice president for services subsidiary

first_imgHe previously served as director – nuclear engineering and projects at Florida Power Corp.’s Crystal River Nuclear Station in 1997-98 and as manager and director of system engineering at Public Service Electric & Gas Co. from 1995-97. New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants By chloecox – More information about AEP can be found on the Internet at http://www.aep.com . No posts to display Twitter Rencheck, 41, will report to John R. Jones, president of AEP Pro Serv. He will be based in Columbus. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR He holds a master’s degree in management and computer information systems from Robert Morris College in Coraopolis, Pa., and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University in Ada. He is a professional engineer (Pennsylvania) and a certified senior reactor operator. Linkedin AEP Pro Serv, a non-regulated affiliate of American Electric Power, provides its clients with a full array of project management, environmental, engineering, construction, operations, technical services and maintenance expertise. The firm has offices in Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas, and South Portland, Maine. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 23, 2002 — Michael W. Rencheck has been named senior vice president of engineering and region operations for AEP Pro Serv, Inc., the non-regulated professional services subsidiary of American Electric Power. Previous articleReal-time power information provider reports 200-percent customer growthNext articleTXU acquires Pedricktown power plant chloecox Facebook “Mike has a wide range of experiences around the country and in various aspects of the electric and nuclear industries,” said Jones. “This combination of engineering and business knowledge will support AEP Pro Serv’s continued growth and expansion.”center_img American Electric Power is a multinational energy company with a balanced portfolio of energy assets. AEP, the United States’ largest electricity generator, owns and operates more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. and select international markets. AEP is a wholesale energy marketer, ranking among North America’s top providers of wholesale power and natural gas with a growing wholesale presence in European markets. In addition to electricity generation, AEP owns and operates natural gas pipeline systems, natural gas storage, coal mines, and the fourth-largest inland barge company in the U.S. AEP is also one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, with almost 5 million customers linked to AEP’s wires. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio. Twitter Facebook AEP names senior vice president for services subsidiary Rencheck joined AEP in 1998 as vice president – nuclear engineering based at Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, Mich. He was named vice president – strategic business improvement at Cook Plant last year. Linkedin TAGSAEP “Mike played a key role during the restart of Cook,” said Chris Bakken, AEP senior vice president – nuclear generation. “As vice president of strategic business improvement, he has laid the groundwork and provided the vision for the continued growth and development of the nuclear organization.” Nuclear Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale 4.23.2002 Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Rencheck also spent more than a decade at Duquesne Light Co.’s Beaver Valley Nuclear Station, where he held various management and line positions in engineering, maintenance, outage management and unit startup.last_img read more

Qatar beat Serbia in front of 8.000 fans – Slovenia demolish Egypt

first_imgteryo 28. December 2014. at 07:07 Related Items:Qatar 2015 Pingback: Qatar 2015 preview: Russia beat Serbia – Slovenia too strong for Africans | Handball Planet HiMost of those 8.000 fans were workers who build that hall. They just told them to change clothes and watch game 2 Comments Ivan Sliskovic loaned to Qatari Al Ahly Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThree friendly matches in preparation for  Qatar 2015 were played on Saturday. Qatar beat Serbia 27:26 (14:13) in front of 8.000 fans at the opening of “Lusail” arena in which the 2015 World Championship Final will be played.Slovenia showed power against Egypt 34:20 (17:10) in front of home fans in Celje, while in the second match of this tournament, Algeria beat Saudi Arabia 27:19. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – VALERO RIVERA: OUR NEXT DREAM – RIO 2016! 2 Comments Claude Onesta after Qatar 2015: Every title – different storylast_img read more

North Lanarkshire operators call for change to home-to-school payments

first_imgThe row surrounding ongoing payments for home-to-school contracts in Scotland has continued after a group of 23 operators wrote to North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) on 3 June asking it to re-examine its policy surrounding remuneration while educational establishments are closed.On 23 April, NLC advised operators via Strathclyde Partnership for Transport – which issues contracts on its behalf – that they would be paid 75% of the value of those contracts until 24 June “on the condition that [they] have not accessed alternate national funding programmes.”Home-to-school payments policy is ‘totally unjust’The operators say that “totally unjust” stipulation realistically prevents them from using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).If accepted, the condition would leave most of them to cover wage payments in their entirety from that 75% of the value of home-to-school contracts, despite that workstream representing a minority part of their overall income.As a result, it will force them to make staff redundant, their letter to the council states. Other sources of income have collapsed during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, they add.Since its communication of 23 April, NLC has subsequently said that where operators’ staff are subject to CJRS, it will consider what alternative support can be provided. Some operators have received 33% of contract payments for April based on that position. NLC notes that certain LAs pay nothing when staff are subject to CJRS.The group of operators are now lobbying NCL to pay 75% of contract values while also allowing staff to be subject to CJRS, although they note that such a percentage is lower than that being paid by some other Scottish LAs.A proforma sent by NLC on 29 April asks operators to confirm whether monies paid for home-to-school contracts will be “used as intended, i.e. to employ and pay drivers and staff in full.” It also includes space where details of other grant funding streams can be added.The operators allege that the stipulation of not subjecting staff to CJRS in return for 75% payments to be made was not issued until CJRS was established and by which time some of them had utilised it.They also claim that NLC has misinterpreted a passage in Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) 5/20. It states that suppliers are not entitled to combine a claim for continued payments “with any other COVID-19 related relief, grant, intervention or other measure which results in the supplier receiving more than one benefit/relief for the same underlying cash flow issue.”The operators say that as they would ordinarily generate most revenue from streams other than home-to-school work, payment of 75% of contracts’ value while they are also claiming through CJRS does not represent a conflict with the message laid down in SPPN 05/20.Politicians join the fray on home-to-school payments rowOne of the businesses involved has taken up the matter with Marion Fellows, MP for Motherwell and Wishaw.Ms Fellows has written to NLC, saying that she finds its position “difficult to understand” and noting that CJRS funding “merely supports the payment of wages to staff that have been furloughed. It does not cover the costs of maintaining a business and the continued operation of transport.”Jamie Hepburn, MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth has raise also raised the matter of continuing payments with NLC. In its reply to Mr Hepburn, NLC says that it is “unable to provide any further financial assistance” above the 33% offered to operators of home-to-school contracts that have subjected staff to CJRS.If North Lanarkshire Council does not change its stance on home-to-school transport payments, it “will without doubt cause more coach operators in the area to fail more quickly than elsewhere in the country,” the operators’ letter to the council adds.last_img read more

Liikanen moves on defence and aviation

first_imgThe Finn will discuss with CEO Nöel Forgeard how the EU aerospace sector can compete with US rivals such as Boeing.Airbus – a key shareholder in the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) – is currently winning the race for civilian jet orders against Boeing. But Liikanen fears that unless they can wield similar economies of scale to the US, EU firms will struggle to compete across a broader range of products as the Union builds up its common foreign and security policy.The commissioner, who unveils a report on EU industrial policy next month, will also discuss with Airbus bosses how the Union can better focus R&D in the aerospace sector.last_img read more

‘Tips for Jesus’ Shocks Servers With Massive Restaurant Tips

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAn anonymous patron is leaving a trail of generous gratuities on bar and restaurant tabs across the country, signing each credit-card receipt with the same name as the Instagram account he uses to document his giveaways: @TipsForJesus.Micah Olson learned about the man Tuesday night only after he left the Phoenix restaurant he co-owns. The mysterious man arrived with a woman and asked Olson, who was working behind the bar, whether he had ever heard of Tips for Jesus. Olson hadn’t.“Oh, you’ll hear about it later tonight,” the man laughed — and then proceeded to order several $70 drinks for himself and his friend.When the man closed his tab, he bought a round of drinks for Olson and his fellow bartender and left a $2,500 tip on his $530 bill.The mysterious man, who has left overly-generous tips from California to the Pacific Northwest to Chicago, is posting lots of photos with the slogan: “Doing the Lord’s work, one tip at a time.”(READ the story from TODAY)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

City takes stand against tire dumping

first_img Next UpUnder the amended ordinance, each tire illegally dumped will represent a separate offense, city leaders decided. Initially, the penalty was set at $50 per tire, but council members at their May 8 meeting seemed determined to make the penalty sting for those who get caught. It should.At $100 per tire, the pain should be as profound for offenders as it is for Port Arthur people who see the ugliness left behind by tire dumping.A brief discussion among city leaders came in the wake of a report from Darlene Thomas-Pierre, director of inspections and code compliance. At least one council member grimaced at the suggestion of imposing the hundred-dollar fine. Discarding tires along Port Arthur’s byways may get costlier for offenders, starting Saturday.The City Council passed an amended ordinance this month that increases the penalty to $100 per tire for improper tire disposal, an action aimed at keeping Port Arthur from becoming an unsightly dumping ground and one which calls for the registration of “certain tire businesses and tire haulers” within the city.That ordinance was advertised Thursday and Friday and becomes effective Saturday. It’s a welcome addition to Port Arthur’s options for fighting illegal disposals. But the sheer volume of discarded tires might have changed minds. Thomas-Pierre said city crews had picked up 1,496 illegally dumped tires over the previous three weeks. Those crews had combed only part of the city, picking up discarded tires.“Dumping is illegal. You cannot dump tires on roads, in alleys, on streets or on thoroughfares,” she said during her presentation. You cannot do that, starting Saturday, without the city exacting a steeper penalty for it.Interim City Manager Harvey Robinson said picking up discarded tires is “hard work” for those who do it. We don’t doubt that. The wiser course is to get to the sources of what has become a citywide problem.Step one was passage of this ordinance, which gives sharper teeth to city enforcement. Port Arthur already gives residents the opportunity to dispose of up to four tires legally. Tire stores usually charge a nominal fee for disposal of old tires when they sell new ones. There is no excuse for dumping tires.center_img Beyond the unsightliness of abandoned tires is the health hazard, and Port Arthur must never lose sight of that. Abandoned tires are likely breeding spots for mosquitos that carry dangerous or deadly viruses.That was why the City Council in August 2012 addressed the issue of discarded tires. Many coastal or Southeast Texas counties have tested positively for West Nile virus in the past; the carriers for that scourge are mosquitoes that breed easily in tires.So there’s more to dumping tires than the visual unpleasantness. It threatens your health and your family’s health.last_img read more

Three-Time Tony Nominee Rebecca Luker to Join Broadway’s Cinderella

first_img Star Files View Comments Three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast of Cinderella on September 6 as the Fairy Godmother Marie, remaining with the Broadway production through January 19, 2014. Original star Victoria Clark will depart the production for an unnamed “new project,” returning on January 21. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Cinderella Cinderella continues its run at the Broadway Theatre, where the show began previews on January 25 and opened on March 3. As Marie, Luker will sing “Impossible/It’s Possible” with Laura Osnes in the title role, as well as “There’s Music in You,” which was added for the Broadway production. Rebecca Luker Related Shows Luker received Tony nominations for her performances in Mary Poppins, The Music Man and Show Boat. She starred in the 1998 Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and has appeared on Broadway in Nine, The Secret Garden and The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday, Indian Blood, The Vagina Monologues, Can’t Let Go and Encores! productions of Where’s Charley and The Boys from Syracuse.last_img read more

Boston Acoustics Parent Buys Bowers & Wilkins

first_imgSound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé and Boston Acoustics, made it official that it’s purchased Bowers & Wilkins, the high-end luxury home audio speaker company.“Acquiring Bowers & Wilkins combines its industry-leading acoustic design, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the premium category with Sound United’s scale, technical acumen and consumer reach to ensure Bowers & Wilkins thrives moving forward,” said Kevin Duffy, CEO at Sound United. “Sound United has a strong track record of enthusiastically protecting each of its brands’ unique identities and core competencies, and our approach with Bowers & Wilkins will be no different. In fact, we believe the entire portfolio stands to benefit from the addition of Bowers & Wilkins, which in turn translates into exciting new products, technologies and opportunities for our consumers, distributors, dealers, and all audio enthusiasts around the world.”Geoff Edwards will ensure continuity by becoming President of the Bowers & Wilkins brand at Sound United. The acquisition includes all worldwide third-party distribution and licensing agreements under which Bowers & Wilkins premium audio products are currently sold. Investing in additional brands enables Sound United to better innovate across product categories, feature sets, technology partners, and consumer segments. As part of the acquisition, Sound United is eager to support the development of new Bowers & Wilkins products to support the brand’s position in the premium acoustic home audio market.“This acquisition represents a new era for Bowers & Wilkins and offers a fresh opportunity to focus on what we do best, building the industry’s finest loudspeakers,” said Geoff Edwards, CEO of Bowers & Wilkins. “We’re looking forward to combining our organizations and becoming a part of the industry’s strongest portfolio of premium audio brands.”Sound United is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC. Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to Bowers & Wilkins. Visit the Bowers & Wilkins website for more information.last_img read more

Los Alamos County Fire Marshal Ends Level II Restrictions

first_imgLAFD Fire Marshal Wendy ServeyCOUNTY News:Los Alamos Fire Department Fire Marshal Wendy Servey announced today that she is lifting all Level II Fire Restrictions for Los Alamos County, effective immediately. Servey said the decision was made in partnership with LAFD’s Wildland Division after reviewing recent rainfall events, fuel moisture, fire activity levels and current or predicted weather patterns.“We are fortunate that Los Alamos has enjoyed some significant storms in the past week, bringing much-needed rainfall to our area,” Servey said. Monsoonal flow has begun bringing more moisture into Northern New Mexico, decreasing the threat of fires.Servey praised the community for their assistance in safely navigating another active fire season without incident.“I would like to thank our citizens for their cooperation over the last two months as we implemented Baseline Fire Restrictions in June and then moved into Level II fire restrictions in July, especially with respect to campfires within our open spaces in the surrounding forest and responsible use of fireworks,” Servey said, adding that the community’s cooperation meant that Los Alamos County was able to avoid another potentially dangerous and dry fire season.With the lifting of the Level II restrictions today, residents can now enjoy charcoal or barbecue fires previously banned at County parks or at developed campsites, although Servey emphasized a need for continued vigilance in properly attending to and dousing campfires to prevent wildfires.Santa Fe National Forest rescinded its Stage 2 restrictions Tuesday.Residents are welcome to contact Servey at her office at 505.662.8305 with any questions.last_img read more

Man breaks leg after jumping out of quarantine facility in Grenada

first_img Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Law and health officials were later called, and they began searching the room. The man who was hiding in the closet emerged from the closet and proceeded to jump out the hotel room. Oct 16, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak You may be interested in… More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Oct 15, 2020 According to police reports, security guards at the property, along with others, saw a man who was not registered as a guest enter a specific room late one night. Unable to move after the jump he was caught by authorities who then called an ambulance to the scene. According to Grenada’s Quarantine Act regulations and entry health protocols, the mingling of incoming travellers with nationals is prohibited until they are released from quarantine. St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”Guyana Government to set up COVID screening units in communities(Guyana Chronicle) In addition to the setting up of COVID-19 hotlines across the country, steps are being taken to operationalise COVID-19 screening units at “hot spots” where a significant number of reports come from, according to officials from the Health and Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC), which is coordinating the country’s…April 15, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM SG commends regional response to COVID-19CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that was taking place was another example of the co-ordination required to address the…February 18, 2020In “31Intersessional”Share this on WhatsApp St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Story via CMC – An investigation has been launched following an incident in which a man, who sneaked onto the compound of a safe quarantine facility to spend time with his intimate partner, broke his leg when he jumped from the room as the police and health officials conducted a search for an intruder. As of last Wednesday, more than 5000 persons were tested for COVID-19, however the country’s numbers remain at 24 with the last case registered in mid-July. However, due to confirmed quarantine breaches the Ministry of Health will be employing contact tracing of several persons who failed to comply with all the requirements under the new protocols. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more