Vermont Yankee. 11.3.2011 Northstar Vermont Yankee,The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is back on line after completing its twenty-ninth refueling and maintenance outage. Control room operators returned the plant to service on Tuesday, November 2 at 11:52 pm. Operators will gradually raise the plant’s output to full power over the next few days. Entergy Nuclear Site Vice President Mike Colomb said the successful outage was due to the excellent craftsmanship and safety focus of all the workers. More than 850 craft workers supplemented the Vermont Yankee staff for the 25 day, round-the-clock outage work.The work scope during the outage involved replacing approximately one third of the fuel assemblies in the reactor and maintenance activities, tests and inspections on plant equipment which runs throughout the operating cycle.Refueling and maintenance outages are scheduled every 18 months and the influx of outage workers represents a major economic benefit to the area.Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
The five businesses said in 2012 they were setting up a “one-stop shop” to help public authorities plan, build and finance construction projects and envisaged investing up to DKK5bn together in infrastructure and real estate PPPs.PensionDanmark said the consortium was chosen by the Region of Southern Denmark municipality in what would be the first public-private hospital construction project in Denmark, and one of the biggest standalone PPP projects of any kind in the country.The three pension funds will provide the financing while MT Højgaard will be responsible for construction and operation for a 25-year period in conjunction with DEAS. Work on the new hospital, which will be connected to Vejle hospital via a 200m tunnel, is planned to start this summer. MT Højgaard said the new facility would have a total value of about DKK930m.It will have 91 beds, plus eight beds in an emergency unit, as well as a psychiatric outpatient clinic for children and young people.The project consists of eight cluster houses gathered around common areas and recreational patios. The buildings will be two storeys high with a total area of 17,000sqm and be ready for use by the end of 2016. PensionDanmark, PKA and Sampension are investing DKK430m (€57.6m) jointly in a public-private partnership (PPP) deal to build and operate a new psychiatric hospital in the city of Vejle.The project is the first to be undertaken by the consortium of the three labour market pension funds, Nordic contractor MT Højgaard and property administrator DEAS since the firms announced a partnership in December 2012.Torben Möger Pedersen, managing director at PensionDanmark, said: “We are really glad to have the opportunity to invest in this ground-breaking PPP project.“The investment will give members a good and stable return for many years and at the same time ensure patients and staff get high-quality physical conditions.”
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode, as well as the Minister of Works, Power and Steel, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola and the Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung are in the Federal Government delegation that will arrive in Russia today to lead the support for the Super Eagles in tomorrow’s clash with Croatia.Officials confirmed to Thisdaysports that the dignitaries would depart Nigeria this morning.Also in the delegation are President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee and Nigeriaâ€™s IOC Member, Enginner Habu Ahmed Gumel, as well as a number of other highly â€“placed officials and directors in the Sports Ministry. They will be received on arrival by Nigeriaâ€™s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, His Excellency Professor Steve Davies Ugbah; President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick; NFF Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko; NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi; other Members of the NFF Executive Committee and Management and; the Consul-General in the Nigerian Embassy, Nura Bello Dankadai.The Eagles will not lack support in the other side of the stands at the Kaliningrad Stadium, with members of the respected Nigeria Football Supporters Club also on ground.President of the Nigerian community in the Russian Federation, Suberu Ozigis said yesterday that about 1,500 Nigerians living in Moscow, and some 500 who are residents of Saint Petersburg, will be in Kaliningrad for the match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” That injury bug that hit the football team seems to be at it again with the wrestlers at Wellington High School.The Crusaders took a depleted lineup to Rossville in northeast Kansas for a dual on Friday and a tournament on Saturday.This marks the second consecutive year, WHS has wrestled in Rossville in northeast Kansas. WHS head coach Mitch McComb said he wanted to wrestle a different group of grapplers than what he sees down here. Rossville head wrestling coach Curt Brecheisen is also a WHS graduate.The Crusaders nearly won the Rossville Tournament last season, but this year finished 12th with 65 points. On Friday they participated in a double dual, losing to Rossville 40-18 and Junction City 59-18.As far as the injuries are concerned, it isnâ€™t good.First thereâ€™s the latest in the Andrew Pelkey injury news.After looking to have clearance from the doctor this week, he was advised that his knee is still not ready for competition for another month.McComb said he can practice but he canâ€™t compete against other teams. The earliest Wellington would have him would be the final dual match against Concordia before regional.When asked what the difference is between practice and a wrestling competition, McComb said he was told that in practice you can control the situation but not so when competing against other teams.Another injury blow came in Rossville when Graysen DeJarnett, at 140, injured his arm. He is listed as questionable in the key league match with Mulvane Thursday.Daniel Schmidt is also banged up at 106.This isnâ€™t a good time for Wellington’s wrestling team to have injuries. The Dukes embark on league play this Thursday when traveling to Mulvane for at 7 p.m. for a dual.â€œWith the injuries and our youth we donâ€™t have anyone 132 pounds and below who are not first year wrestlers,â€ McComb said.This is not to mention a couple of other junior varsity wrestlers, who are out. Gabe Smith, a freshman, is out for the year and Ian Groom, also a freshman, is questionable with an injury at 182 pounds. Zach Bodkin at 152 pounds did not go to Rossville because of an injury.â€œThe future is good because we have so many young wrestlers,â€ McComb said. â€œBut right now, it stinks, because they are so young and injured. Iâ€™m not sure how many open weight classes we will have when we travel to Mulvane.â€As far as the Rossville weekend, there were some positive notes.â€¢Matt McComb, a heavyweight freshman, went 2-4 in his varsity debut and was 2-2 in the tournament finishing seventh.â€¢Skylar Brand at 220 was 5-1 and lost his only match in the championship finals. He pinned all five of his opponents in victory.â€¢Aaron Fair, finished 4-2 and fourth in the tournament, losing an overtime match for third place at 195.â€¢Vincent Ast was 2-3 for the weekend at 170 pounds, but finished fourth in the tournament. His only losses were to highly ranked opponents.â€¢DeJarnett before getting hurt was 3-3 at 145.Other Wellington wrestlers struggled.â€¢Admad Mohammed, a wrestler from Yemen, was 0-4 for the weekend. However, two of those wrestlers were undefeated.â€¢Andrew Wolf was 1-3 for the weekend at 120.â€¢Kadin Heacock at 126 was 1-2 in the tournament. He wrestled two ranked opponents at the dual on Friday.Overall point totals for the tournament were: Santa Fe Trail 206, Clay Center 193, Hutchinson County 171, Rossville 144.5, Pleasant Ridge 133.5, St. Maryâ€™s 113.5, Republic County 98, Sabetha 96, Donavan West 83.5, Riley County 72, Wellington 65, Hiawatha 45, Perry- Lecompton 35, Maur Hill 29, Topeka Hayden 14, Immaculata 6.5.Follow us on Twitter.
Residents of Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini), have accused the coalition Government of neglect, noting that prior to the elections, it made countless promises to them in return for their votes but four years after, they are yet to see any of those promises fulfilled.The community of Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini)Following the Local Government Elections (LGE), a representative from the Pakera/Heaven Hill Constituency in Matthews Ridge is yet to be sworn in on the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).The representative, Wayne Williams, was expected to be sworn in since December 12 last but this was not done.Guyana Times understands that Williams did not show up at the swearing-in ceremony and has never shown interest. As a result, residents have inquired the reason for not replacing Williams but they have not received a response.“They aren’t responding to our concerns. We asking all the time because the residents are suffering. No one remembers Matthews Ridge. It appears that we don’t even exist. When we see Ministers and so visiting Region One, it’s always Mabaruma, Moruca or Port Kaituma and those places but never here. This is unacceptable. The residents are very dissatisfied because we give them a fair chance. We know what we have to do in the upcoming elections,” a resident told Guyana Times.Residents of Matthews Ridge outlined a number of issues that continue to affect them on a daily basis. The high unemployment rate, land titling issues, lack of access to potable water for some residents, lack of proper electricity and discrimination by APNU officials if complaints are levied against them are among the issues the residents complained of.Some of the residents who reached out to <<