Newly established NPO gains Rosatom support

first_imgNuclear and high voltage transmission: 123RF Russian nuclear firm Rosatom and a non-profit organisation, the African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote public awareness in nuclear and the industry opportunities for youth.Engineering News reported that the MoU is the organisations first steps to gain interest from several other stakeholders to drive and achieve its objectives.The African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN)The Kenyan Ministry of Education and the Kenyan Nuclear Electricity Board initiated the non-profit earlier this year.The objective is to provide youth across the continent with the necessary information and support to assist them in making an informed decision when entering the nuclear industry.Rosatom regional VP for sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov said the Russian powerhouse attached great importance to working with youth in the nuclear industry, particularly in Africa, Engineering News reported.“Nuclear is the future in Africa,” he said.Investing in EgyptEarlier this month, the Egyptian minister of parliamentary affairs, Omar Marwan, confirmed that the Russian nuclear deal to develop four power stations is firmly on the table, Ahram news reported.Speaking at a press conference, Marwan said: “The government has no intention of backtracking the deal because it’s very important to Egypt.”He added: “The government wanted to ensure that the safety measures will be in place before signing the deal, so the stations would cause no harmful radiation in the future.”In November 2015, the Egyptian electricity and renewable energy minister, Mohamed Shaker el-Markabi and the head of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Sergey Kiriyenko, signed two agreements for the funding and development of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP).In February that same year, Egypt’s federal government announced that they had entered into an agreement with Russia to develop the country’s first nuclear power plant, which has an estimated cost of $20 million (ZAR252 million). Read more…The selected site for the nuclear power plant is in the North-West of the country and will comprise of four 1,200MW nuclear reactors.At the time, Kiriyenko said: “This is comprehensive cooperation. Moreover, it presumes that Russia will also provide relevant financial support in the form of an intergovernmental loan.” Featured image: 123rf BRICS RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Finance and Policycenter_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Previous articleEskom financial results indicate solid financesNext articleZimbabwe announces plans to build regional power line Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Generationlast_img read more

The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

first_imgClockwise from top left: 54 Crown Street, 451 10th Avenue, 46-09 69th Street and 270 Park Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)JPMorgan’s long-awaited plans for a new corporate headquarters in Manhattan are now officially on file with the city.The banking giant’s upcoming tower at 270 Park Avenue topped June’s list of the largest projects coming to New York City by a wide margin. The 57-story tower would span about 1.9 million square feet, more than double the size of June’s second place project: a roughly 415,000-square-foot development from Eliot Spitzer and the Related Companies at 451 10th Avenue.Overall, the list was split between three projects in Manhattan, three projects in Brooklyn, three projects in Queens and one project in the Bronx. No Staten Island projects made the cut last month.The full list of June’s top 10 biggest real estate projects is below:ADVERTISEMENT1. 270 Park Avenue, ManhattanThe largest project filed for New York last month was JPMorgan Chase’s massive new Midtown East headquarters planned for 270 Park Avenue. The City Council unanimously approved plans for the project in May, and the finance company filed plans for it with the Department of Buildings in June. The development will span about 1.9 million square feet and stand 57 stories tall. It is the first project to take advantage of the city’s Midtown East rezoning.2. 451 10th Avenue, ManhattanPlans for a new Hudson Yards development from Eliot Spitzer and the Related Companies took second place. The project at 451 10th Avenue would span about 415,000 square feet, split between 268,000 square feet of residential space, 33,000 square feet of commercial space and 114,000 square feet of community space. It would stand 44 stories tall with 526 residential units, including 126 units of senior housing.3. 54 Crown Street, BrooklynThe first Brooklyn project to make the list was at 54 Crown Street in Crown Heights, where Carmel Partners is planning a 398,000-square-foot project, split between 389,000 square feet of residential space, 7,000 square feet of commercial space and 2,000 square feet of community space. The building would stand 17 stories and 175 feet tall and include 569 residential units.4. 121 West 125th Street, ManhattanL+M Development’s Harlem project took fourth place for June. The development firm is planning a roughly 358,000-square-foot project at 121 West 125th Street, split between 137,000 square feet of residential space, 25,000 square feet of community space and 195,000 square feet of commercial space. It will stand 205 feet and 17 stories tall with 171 residential units.5. 24 Boerum Street, BrooklynThe Collective’s co-living project at 24 Boerum Street in Williamsburg took the No. 5 spot. It will span about 302,000 square feet, split between 162,000 square feet of residential space, 130,000 square feet of commercial space and 9,000 square feet of community space. The building will stand 27 stories and 317 feet tall, and it will contain 254 residential units. It marks the first project in the U.S. for The Collective, a London-based co-living company.6. 1580 Story Avenue, BronxJoel Braver’s residential project at 1580 Story Avenue in the Bronx grabbed the No. 6 spot. It would span about 293,000 square feet and stand 19 stories tall with 562 residential units.7. 268 Barbey Street, BrooklynBushburg Properties is planning to build a roughly 274,000-square-foot mixed-use project in Cypress Hills at 268 Barbey Street. The project will be split between 239,000 square feet of residential space, 30,000 square feet of commercial space and 5,000 square feet of community space. It will stand 14 stories tall with 336 residential units.8. 46-09 69th Street, QueensThe first Queens project to appear on the list comes from Madison Realty Capital, which is planning a roughly 217,000-square-foot mixed-use project at 46-09 69th Street in Woodside. The project will be split between 207,000 square feet of residential space and 9,000 square feet of commercial space, and it will stand 14 stories tall with 290 residential units.9. 46-10 70th Street, QueensThe second part of Madison Realty Capital’s Queens project took the No. 9 spot on June’s list. The firm is also planning a building at 46-10 70th Street in Woodside that will span about 214,000 square feet with 191 residential units. The 12-story building will be split between about 143,000 square feet of residential space and 71,000 square feet of community space.10. 1047 Beach 21st Street, QueensAnother Queens project rounded out the list for June. The city’s Economic Development Corporation filed plans for a roughly 211,000-square-foot project at 1047 Beach 21st Street in Far Rockaway, split between 182,000 square feet of residential space, 7,000 square feet of community space and 22,000 square feet of commercial space. It would stand 10 stories tall with 224 residential units. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Push to clinch farm deal with EU applicants

first_imgDisputes over farm issues have caused serious friction between the Union and Poland, which has two million farmers compared to the seven million in the entire EU.Warsaw has attacked the Union’s system of subsidising farm exports, arguing that it depresses prices for their farmers, and the Commission has criticised Warsaw for increasing import duties on agricultural products last year, accusing it of “inappropriate behaviour for an applicant country”.Although the free-trade agreement will apply to all six leading candidate countries, the Commission needs to strike a specific deal with Poland because of the size of its farm sector and the political sensitivity of its trade with the EU.Hopes of a deal were raised this week after Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler said farmers in the applicant countries should receive support payments as compensation for limiting production, as the candidates have insisted. Commission officials say they are optimistic about the chances of agreeing a deal under which all import duties and export subsidies on farm products would be phased out over the next few years, starting from 1 July this year. “The mood has definitely got better,” said one.But diplomats from the candidate countries warned that hard bargaining would be needed over a range of sensitive goods including cereals, dairy products and beef before an agreement could be reached.Striking a deal to liberalise farm trade between the EU and the six front-runner candidate countries would remove a major source of tension ahead of difficult enlargement negotiations on agriculture due to start in June.last_img read more

Joey Logano wins Busch Pole Award for Kansas elimination race

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Kan. – Shades of Talladega. Only this time Team Penske—driver Joey Logano in particular—joined the Ford domination party.Saving the fastest lap of the day for the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session, Logano navigated 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway in 28.177 seconds (191.646 mph) to claim the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Logano enters the elimination race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs’ Round of 12 with a 39-point cushion over teammate Brad Keselowski, the first driver below the cutline. But that doesn’t dictate a conservative approach for the No. 22 team come Sunday.RELATED: Qualifying results“I’m not much of a play-it-safe guy,” said Logano, who earned his first Busch Pole Award of the season, his second at Kansas and the 20th of his career. “I’m not good at it, for one… This race, I wouldn’t say it’s a wild card. We’ve raced here a lot, and we tend to know how the race is going to play out.“The plan is to race, like we tend to do. We’ve got a good car, obviously. The car’s got a lot of steam. So it’s a normal race for us. Yes, it’s a cutoff race. Yes, there are points involved. Yes, we’ve got to keep up with that, but it’s just a race. Any time you line up for one of these things, the goal is the same. The goal is to win.”Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick (191.178 mph) qualified second and, in fact, was second fastest in each of the three rounds. Last Friday, the four SHR drivers claimed the top-four starting spots at Talladega and ran 1-2-3-4 for most of Sunday’s race.On Friday, Harvick and Talladega winner Aric Almirola qualified second and third, respectively, but the Team Penske Fords of Ryan Blaney and Keselowski, both of whom face an uphill climb to make the Round of 8, were fourth and fifth.“Days like today are days that really show us all the hard work that comes from the engine shop, and you saw a lot of the same displayed last week at Talladega from the engines to the oils and the preparation of getting the cars up in the front of the field,” said Harvick, who is locked into the Round of 8 on points. “It’s a good start to the weekend. It gets you good pits stalls and allows you to get everything at the start of the race going and allows you to have a little buffer if your car is not handling right.“Qualifying days and superspeedway races are a huge credit to the engine shop and the things they do. Our guys do a great job with the cars, qualifying or race trim. It makes it a lot of fun.”Behind the five Fords were the four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas, with Erik Jones qualifying sixth, Kyle Busch seventh, Daniel Suarez eighth and Denny Hamlin ninth. Tenth-place Alex Bowman, who must win on Sunday to advance to the Round of 8, was the only Chevrolet driver in the top 12.“We were the best in class, I guess,” Bowman said. “We wanted to be quite a bit better than that. I got pretty loose in (Turns) 1 and 2 and had to lift. So we should have been a couple of spots better probably, if we wouldn’t have had that happen.“But (crew chief) Greg (Ives) made good adjustments. The car got better every run, and we’ll move on from there. We’ve got some work to do run with that other manufacturer towards the front of the field, but I’m confident we can get better and get there.”Kyle Larson, 11th in the standings and likely in a must-win situation, suffered a setback even before qualifying began. He hit the outside wall on his second lap in opening practice and was forced to a backup car.Larson, who is 36-points out of eighth place, was 27th in time trials but must drop to the rear of the field for the start of the race because of the change to the backup.Martin Truex Jr., who currently occupies the final spot inside the Playoffs cut line, qualified 12th in his No. 78 Toyota, one spot behind SHR driver Kurt Busch.last_img read more

Elliott on potential for rain at the Charlotte Roval: ‘A lot of learning on the fly’

first_imgChase Elliott heads into Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Round of 12 elimination race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC/NBC Sports App, PRN and SiriusXM) as a heavy favorite.That’s rightly so, considering the defending winner of the Bank of America ROVAL 400 has won the past three races on road courses – Watkins Glen International and the Roval in 2019, along with the series’ inaugural running of the Daytona International Speedway Road Course back in August.But with the forecast showing a 90% chance of precipitation as of Friday evening, the use of rain tires, as long as NASCAR officials deem the conditions safe to compete, will throw a huge curveball toward drivers and teams.RELATED: Starting lineup for Sunday | Elliott is the best on road courses, but who’s second?Elliott is among the majority of the field who lack experience slinging a 3,400-pound stock car around damp right- and left-hand turns. While much uncertainty lies ahead, one thing is for sure — it’s going to be a whale of a show.“I think it’ll be an entertaining event,” Elliott said Friday. “Cutoff race at the Roval in the rain. I’m not sure what else NBC could ask for.”Last year, Elliott took victory at the 2.28-mile, 17-turn oval and road-course combination, recovering from hitting the tire barrier after missing his entry into Turn 1 earlier in the race.This time around, Elliott is hoping to avoid mistakes and make a smoother ride into Victory Lane once again, but the margin of error will shrink even more if the skies decide to open up during the race.Regardless, Elliott acknowledged the track conditions are the same for everybody every week, so the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team will just need to make the most of what comes their way.“The way I see it, we all have the equal opportunity as far as what conditions or what a course might bring on a given weekend,” Elliott said. “Whether you have rain experience in the past can certainly help with that, but I don’t think a lot of the Cup field does from that standpoint. It will be a big learning curve for all of us. This road course being relatively new, you haven’t watched races be run in the rain, where as far as, you know, you see races being run in the rain all the time at let’s say the Daytona Road Course with the Rolex (24) and things like that. You kind of know what it looks like, whereas here we don’t and we don’t have any history to look back on. I think it’ll be a lot of learning on the fly.”The four-time road-course winner currently sits fourth in the playoff standings, 44 points ahead of Joey Logano on the cutline. On Sunday, four drivers will be eliminated from the postseason. While that may seem like a comfortable margin, Elliott would disagree.“No, I don’t think there’s ever a sense of comfort, even in the regular season because I think wins are too valuable there, too,” Elliott said. “My opinion is to push as hard as possible and try to put yourself in the best position to win each week as you can do and I think the points and things of that nature will be what they’re going to be if you’re giving it your best shot.”“At the end of the day, we’re all trying as hard as we can and whether I’m 10 points behind or 10 points to the good, I don’t feel like I’m going to try any harder or have an extra gear to get if I’m behind or ahead,” he added. “I feel like I’m always trying my best to get the best possible finish.”last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Covers The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen At The Met Philly Night One [Videos]

first_imgThe band returns to The Met Philly for their second show at the theater on Friday, followed by a show at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Met Philly | Philadelphia, PA | 9/26/2019Set One: Let It Grow, Crazy Fingers, Till the Morning Comes, My Brother Esau, Here Comes SunshineSet Two: Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen cover), Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance, Tennessee Jed, The Last Time (The Rolling Stones cover), Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s TowerEncore: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan cover) Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was back in action on Thursday with the first of two shows at The Met Philly in Philadelphia, PA. The band’s return to Philly (the hometown of guitarist Tom Hamilton) for the two-night run featured a mix of classic rock covers from The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and more, in addition to the surprise use of confetti cannons later on in the show.Related: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares 2018 Tower Theater Performance For ‘Taper Tuesdays’JRAD opened the first half of Thursday’s show with a pair of mid-70s Grateful Dead classics starting with “Let It Grow” followed by “Crazy Fingers”. “Till the Morning Comes” from 1970’s American Beauty came next, followed by the Scott Metzger-sung “My Brother Esau”. The band sent fans into set break following a performance of “Here Comes Sunshine”.Watch the set one opening performance of “Let It Grow” below.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Let It Grow” – 9/26/2019[Video: nugsnet]The band returned to the stage to open the second half of the show with a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”, a fitting move considering the venue’s close proximity to New Jersey right across the river. The set continued with the classic “Lost Sailor” into “Saint of Circumstance” combination, followed by “Tennessee Jed”. Another popular rock cover followed, this time being that of The Rolling Stones’ “The Last Time”, followed by another well-known Dead multi-song combination in “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower” to close the set. Never really ones to embrace non-musical theatrics, fans in attendance on Thursday were surprised to experience a wall of confetti canons which went off right as the band transitioned into “Franklin’s Tower” for an extra fun ending to the show. Following “Franklin’s”, The band returned for a one-song encore covering Bob Dylan‘s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.Watch the set two opening performance of “Atlantic City” and the confetti-filled moment from the “Slipknot! > “Franklin’s Tower” transition from Thursday’s show below.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Atlantic City” – 9/26/2019[Video: nugsnet]last_img read more

Doctoral program earns accreditation

first_imgThe University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology recently earned accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA), program director Scott Monroe said. “We’ve transformed from a University without a clinical psychology program to a University with an eminent, and arguably top-10 program,” he said. “This is, in my opinion, an accomplishment of unprecedented proportions.” The program began in 2006, and Monroe estimated that the development of an accredited clinical psychology program has taken at least a decade to plan. “Accreditation by the APA signifies that the clinical program at Notre Dame now adheres to the standards of the APA for doctoral training of graduate students with respect to quality of instruction in the science and practice of clinical [psychology],” Monroe said. Monroe said the APA accreditation gives Notre Dame graduate students an edge over others in their field. “This allows our students to be highly competitive in a major field of psychology and to do research and teaching on topics that are core to the mission of Notre Dame,” he said. The requirements for accreditation are extensive and include specific stipulations regarding coursework, research training and clinical practice, Monroe said. “We apply for accreditation with a document that attest to these achievements,” he said. “It represents quite an extensive and rigorous piece of information regarding our program over the past several years.” David Smith, former director of the program, said this recognition is important for Notre Dame because the APA is the only organization authorized by the Department of Education to accredit psychology programs. “It provides ongoing evaluation and certification of the programs quality,” Smith said. “APA accreditation is the standard by which outside agencies evaluate our graduates.” Smith said the program is designed to produce doctoral students in clinical psychology that will become the next generation of top researchers in the field. A variety of research areas are represented in the program, Smith said. “There is a particular strength in mood disorders,” Smith said. “We have people studying sleep, marriage and relationships, health, stress and biology. There are also other traditional clinical psychology areas covered like eating and personality disorders and child clinical psychology.” The program has hired four nationally recognized clinical psychologists and five assistant professors since 2006, Smith said. “That’s tremendous growth to go along with the accreditation of the program,” Smith said. “I expect it to really flourish in the next few years.”last_img read more

Uniqua (Ne’ky) Shevette Domingo

first_imgUniqua (Ne’ky) Shevette Domingo, at the age of 45, transitioned to eternal life with God and His son, Jesus Christ on November 6, 2020. Uniqua was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 31, 1975 to the late Clifton “Bumpsy” Sinegal, Jr., and Christella Guidry Bailey.Cherishing precious memories are her husband, Elder Kevin T. Domingo; her mother, Christella Guidry Bailey; children, Haleigh Johnson, DajaRae Bernard, Kyra Domingo, D’Mari Domingo, Kevin T. Domingo, Jr. and Jaden M. Domingo; two sisters, Ariel Bodden (Kiah), Breann Holman (Timothy) and brother Craig Baily, Jr. (Misty) all of Port Arthur, TX.Arrangements entrusted to Gabriel Funeral Home.There will be a viewing on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 6PM-8PM at Gabriel Funeral Home and a service honoring Lady Domingo to be held Friday, November 13, 2020, viewing 9AM-11AM with services beginning at 11:00 AM.last_img read more

Betsy Wolfe Exits 2018 Broadway Carousel Revival

first_img View Comments Related Shows Betsy Wolfe has departed the role of Carrie Pipperidge in the upcoming Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel. No replacement has been named.In a statement, Carousel producer Scott Rudin said, “We wish Betsy well and are enormously disappointed she won’t be able to join the company at the Imperial [Theatre].”Wolfe said, “I am so sad that I won’t be able to join this beautiful production due to scheduling conflicts this fall, and wish the team all the best moving forward.”In addition to her current performance as Jenna in Waitress, Betsy Wolfe has been seen on Broadway in Falsettos, Bullets Over Broadway, Everyday Rapture, 110 in the Shade and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (where she shared the stage with Carousel co-star and Waitress original Mueller). Wolfe’s off-Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture and The Last Five Years. She just completed an eight-week run as a Broadway vlogger with her backstage video series, Sugar, Butter, Betsy: Backstage at ‘Waitress’ with Betsy Wolfe.Under the direction of Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, Carousel will be headlined by Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan, Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow and Renee Fleming as Nettie Fowler. Previews start February 28, 2018 at the Imperial Theatre, with opening night set for April 12. Betsy Wolfe (Photo by Justin Patterson)center_img Carousel Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 16, 2018last_img read more

Gringo Jack’s launches ‘CHIP IN’ local investment campaign

first_imgGringo Jack’s,At Healthy Living today, Jack Gilbert discussed his effort to expand his line of Gringo Jack’s products with a “CHIP IN” local investment campaign. VBM photoVermont Business Magazine Vermont-based specialty food producer Gringo Jack’s announced today at Healthy Living market in South Burlington plans to expand their line of locally produced and sourced specialty food products. Gringo Jack’s, known throughout the Northeast for their “Flaky Chips,” “Sassy Salsa” and Craft Beer BBQ Sauces, launched the “CHIP IN” local investment campaign to help finance this expansion.CHIP IN utilizes the newly authorized Vermont Small Business Offering (VSBO), a program that allows Vermonters to make small investments in local businesses with a goal of growing the local economy. As with any investment CHIP IN provides investors with the potential for a financial return. Additionally, CHIP IN provides Vermonters the opportunity for true “impact investment” because, if successful, it will help grow jobs both at Gringo Jack’s as well as the company’s local suppliers and circulate wealth within the community. “CHIP IN will raise capital to expand our product lines and distribution networks.” said Jack Gilbert, Founder and CEO of Gringo Jack’s. “It will also allow us to build new partnerships with local farms, producers and retail establishments. In addition to building a regional food system and growing jobs in Vermont.”CHIP IN will utilize Milk Money VT for the local investment campaign. Milk Money is a Vermont-based crowdfunding platform that specializes in VSBO.“We are very excited to be using VSBO to expand Gringo Jack’s,” said Gilbert. “Not only are we growing our business, we also hope to create jobs and invest back into our local economy. A core value at Gringo Jack’s is support local, buy local and invest local.” Gringo Jack’s invites all Vermonters interested in investing to visit www.milkmoneyvt.com(link is external) to learn more.Gringo Jack’sA selection of Gringo Jack’s famous “Flaky Chips.” VBM photo.Gringo Jack’s is owned and operated in Manchester, VT. In 2012, we formed Gringo Kitchens as a manufacturer of a unique line of all natural chips, salsa and sauces. Our principal office is located in Manchester, Vermont and our production facility is located in Sunderland, Vermont. Gringo Kitchens has grown from $5000 in sales at Gringo Jack’s Bar and Grill to $500,000 in 2015. In 2012 GK LLC was formed as separate entity from the restaurant to focus on distribution through the natural, Grocery and foodservice channels predominantly in Vermont and East Coast.Source: Gringo Jack’s South Burlington 8.18.2016last_img read more