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Watch the Skivvies Pay a Special (Naked) Holiday Visit to Nick Adams in Festive New Music Video

first_img Nick Adams View Comments The Skivvies are spreading some serious holiday cheer around New York City—they’re even making house calls! Nearly nude pals Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, and drummer Shannon Ford stopped by their good friend, Broadway vet Nick Adams’ apartment for some traditional underwear caroling. Directed by Mitchell Jarvis, this silly “Christmas with the Skivvies” music video features classic holiday tunes including “The Little Drummer Boy” and uh, “We’ve Got the Beat” by the Go-Go’s. How does Adams respond to his scantily-clad houseguests? Click below to find out!center_img Star Fileslast_img read more

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Mean Girls, The Band’s Visit & More Shows Set for 2018 Stars in the Alley Concert

first_img View Comments The Broadway League has announced the lineup of shows set to perform at this year’s Stars in the Alley event. Stars in the Alley is a free outdoor concert with live music that celebrates the end of the 2017-2018 Broadway season and adds to the festivities leading up to the 2018 Tony Awards. The event will consist of performances from this season as well as numbers from current long-running shows. The annual performance will take place in Shubert Alley, west of Seventh Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets, on June 1 at 1:00pm.“Celebrating the end of the season with Stars in the Alley is always one of the highlights of the year,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League. “This free concert has something for everyone covering all genres and offering new music, old favorites with a lot more to discover! Stars in the Alley is an opportunity to sample the very best of live theatrical entertainment featuring the most talented performers in the city and celebrate the wonderful productions that are now on Broadway.”Musicals set to participate include Aladdin, Anastasia, The Band’s Visit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Chicago, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Escape to Margaritaville, Frozen, Kinky Boots, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Once On This Island, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, SpongeBob SquarePants, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Waitress and Wicked.Additionally, the 2018 Stars in the Alley concert will feature appearances from the plays Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Children of a Lesser God, The Play That Goes Wrong and Saint Joan. More details about Stars in the Alley will be announced soon.last_img read more

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Jamaica solar project completes first two months of commercial operations

first_imgVermont Business Magazine iCement Plant Solar, a 500 kilowatt group net metered solar array, completed its first two months of commercial operations this month, delivering over 65,000 kilowatt hours to the Green Mountain Power electric grid.The array is located on the former site of the William E. Dailey Inc. ready-mix concrete facility in Jamaica. Previously, the site had been used for batch mixing jobs, many of which were associated with the construction of buildings at Stratton Mountain and the surrounding area. In recent years, however, the site had become inactive, and the company had been exploring several possible uses when the idea for a net metered solar array was introduced.iCement Plant Solar array in Jamaica, Vermont“We thought that a solar array was an excellent use for the site. As a company we are excited to support development of local sources of energy” said Matt Lazzari, Land Manager for Peckham Industries, parent company of William E Dailey Inc. “Working with Essex Capital Partners has allowed us to accomplish this while transforming a dormant industrial site into a solar array. The fact that we will continue to benefit from this net metering arrangement for years to come really made it work for us”Under the terms of a group net metering agreement, production from the array in Jamaica will offset power consumption at Dailey Concrete’s main plant in Shaftsbury, Vermont, a major local employer. Under Vermont’s current net metering program, customer meters located on the same utility grid can be part of a single net metering group, regardless of where they are physically located. “Remote net metering allowed us to do this with a site in Jamaica and have it benefit our main plant operations in Shaftsbury. That was especially critical” said Lazzari.Siting was also a major consideration for the project developer, Essex Capital Partners, an experienced developer of renewable energy projects in the State of Vermont. Charlie Grant, Project Manager for Essex, said that the company arrived at the property after conducting a state-wide search for suitable candidates. The company weighed visibility to the public, avoiding sensitive environmental resources, and proximity to electrical infrastructure when deciding to move forward with the site.Up front diligence paid off as the project received several positive reviews from Town and State officials. The project received its Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board after gaining positive feedback from the Town of Jamaica’s Planning Commission and Selectboard, as well as the Regional Commission. “We are always looking for ways to promote economic development in the Town of Jamaica”, said David Mink, Chair of the Jamaica Planning Commission. “We were pleased with both the early notice and consultation we received from ECP about the Project, as well as the finished product”.The Agency of Natural Resources also visited the site prior to development. In an email communication summarizing her review, a wetlands scientist for ANR called the project location a good site for solar, and in particular noted the project’s avoidance of sensitive wetland and wildlife habitat resources.The project was financed in part with a Commercial Energy Loan from the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA). The project employed several local contractors, including CDP Electric, of Rutland, VT and Hunter Excavating of Londonderry, VT.About Essex Capital PartnersEssex Capital Partners (ECP) was founded in 1995, and since its inception, has owned, developed and operated a portfolio of commercial properties in the greater New England region. ECP handles all facets of solar development including site selection, design, permitting, construction management, equipment procurement, environmental monitoring, financing, and property management. ECP manages a comprehensive team of related professionals in legal, engineering, construction, environmental, and capital markets as required for each transaction, from inception through project completion.last_img read more

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NOVO Development adds Stephen Hulston

first_imgStephen Hulston has joined NOVO Development of Scottsdale and will oversee the company’s cost estimating, pre-construction and development activities.Hulston brings almost three decades of construction experience to NOVO having most recently served as vice president/business unit leader for Balfour Beatty Construction.He managed Arizona operations for the construction company, including all financial, design, construction and human resources functions.Hulston was an executive with Howard S. Wright Construction, which was acquired by Balfour Beatty in 2011. During his tenure, Hulston has overseen more than $1 billion in construction projects in Arizona.“The addition of Stephen provides an unbelievable opportunity for NOVO to advance our goals in the development arena,” said Kurt Rosene, founder of NOVO. “Stephen’s tremendous knowledge base and experience in the construction industry, as well as his impressive relationships in the field, will help us realize the company’s development plans. We are fortunate to have attracted someone of his caliber.”last_img read more

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Croydon: young, Whitgifted and back

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Reyco Granning Announces Organizational Changes

first_imgOn May 7, Christopher Hughes joined Reyco Granning as the new vice president of finance. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Christopher’s extensive experience in process generation and best practices that improve profitability and cost control is an asset to Reyco Granning. We will rely heavily on him as we continue to strengthen our organization as a customized suspension system solution provider for the industry,” said President John Stuart. Hughes has 24 years of experience in manufacturing, having begun his career in 1994 at Armstrong/Triangle Pacific Corp as an audit supervisor and rose to the position of group controller. Prior to joining Reyco Granning, Hughes has served as the chief financial officer at Builders Firstsource, as well as Reliant Worldwide Plastics. In addition, he was the vice president of operations for Smith System Manufacturing Co.He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Missouri Southern and his CPA from the State of Missouri.Hughes replaces Tracy Carll in this role as Carll was promoted to her new position as vice president of supply chain and IT. “Tracy has demonstrated cross-functional leadership and is particularly adept in contract negotiations and cost reduction efforts. She was the ideal candidate to lead our supply chain and IT groups,” said Stuart. “We are fortunate to have Christopher and Tracy in these roles as we continuously improve our organization work daily to fulfill our mission to be a trusted, indispensable partner for suspension solutions.”last_img read more

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Volpe To Take Morning Spot On WPPB

first_imgOnly days after Bonnie Grice — longtime host of “The Eclectic Cafe” on 88.3 WPPB FM, Southampton’s National Public Radio station — announced her departure, a new morning host has been hired.Gianna Volpe, a freelance photojournalist who also hosts a popular local podcast and radio show, The Gianna Volpe Report on WRIV in Riverhead, will be starting this week.It was a shock to many who have followed Grice for the past two decades when the morning radio personality, who also hosted “Media Mavens” and “The Song is You” announced on March 12 that she was moving onward. Grice has been producing and acting in plays through her Boots on the Ground theater company — “The Miracle Worker” and “The Red Badge of Courage” — along with a Victorian Christmas caroling venture, and says more 19th-Century based productions are in the works.“I’m looking forward to many more adventures,” Grice told the Independent. “My life is up in the air and not on the air, for now. As Ma says in ‘Red Badge,’ ‘You’ve got to move forward Henry. Move forward.’”Volpe, who was hired on Saturday, March 16, was excited by the news and the new prospect. “It could not have happened at a more perfect time,” said the North Fork resident. “It’s kind of a dream come true for me. I’m particularly excited about starting a few interview series and continuing the ‘Media Mavens,’” she said.Volpe will be bringing her vinyl collection to the studio and looks forward to “the beginning of an exciting era I can only hope will make Bonnie Grice proud.” She offered her thanks to Dr. Wally Smith for the opportunity, “as I am unbelievably grateful for a chance to make excellent radio.” Sharelast_img read more

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East Hampton Town Sues DEC Over Sand Mine

first_img Share The Town of East Hampton is suing the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over a permit the agency issued in March that allows the operators of a sand mine to excavate into and far below ground water levels.If the owner is allowed to mine sand and gravel, as has been laid out in the DEC permit, a 110-foot deep, sharply sloped artificial lake covering more than six acres of ground would eventually be created. It is located east of Middle Highway, a little over 300 yards north of Oakview Highway, in East Hampton.The permit was issued despite the fact that the mine is in an area zoned residential, and “is in a designated Special Groundwater Protection Area and Critical Environmental Area,” a press release from the town states.The mine, owned by a limited liability corporation named Sand Highway, which is run by Patrick Bistrian Jr.Town officials are questioning the timing of the issuance of the permit, coming as it did smack in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, following over a year of review and the town’s objections. “The dramatic expansion of the mine is particularly troublesome given its proximity to Suffolk County’s sole-source aquifer, the community’s critical drinking water supply. It is also upgradient of well fields for two public water supply wells for the Suffolk County Water Authority.”According to the town, the expansion of the mine “would not only be an environmental cataclysmic intrusion into the water table that serves as a sole source aquifer for the entire South Fork, but it is patently prohibited by the zoning code of the Town of East Hampton.”  The mine, located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, is a pre-existing, non-conforming site. Any expansion of such a site without approval from the town violates the its zoning laws.“We are disappointed that the New York DEC would allow the expansion of this mine in a residential zone and we need to act in order to protect the community’s drinking water supply,” East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said.East Hampton has retained Daniel Ruzow of the law firm Whiteman Osterman & Hanna. The town board allocated $40,000 for the court action back in April, though that amount can be revisited, if need be.The suit, which was to be filed at the New York State Civil Supreme Court in Riverhead June 25, charges that the DEC did not follow its own guidelines when it issued the permit. The town is seeking an injunction to prevent any expansion of the mine until the legal issues can be squared away.t.e@indyeastend.comlast_img read more

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HOYER – An international logistics service provider

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Messer CFO Wienands signs new deal

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Celanese completes acquisition from Linde

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Second Visit to Clay’s Lake Flood Prevention Scheme

first_imgA visit to the site of a flood prevention scheme in West Sussex provided a group of civil engineering students from the University of Brighton with a valuable glimpse of ‘what collaborative engineering work looks like’.Taking place last Monday, October 24, around 45 students visited the Clay’s Lake site where flood prevention works are being carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency.The visit formed part of Team Van Oord’s ongoing commitment to providing aspiring civil engineers with real life experience, and was designed to help the students develop their understanding of how theoretical practice is applied in a working environment.The visit was organised in partnership with Dr Maria Diakoumi, Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering in the School of Environment & Technology at the University of Brighton.[mappress mapid=”23196″]last_img read more

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BW Offshore in arbitration with Addax. Statoil, Petronas not extending FPSO deals

first_imgNorwegian FPSO supplier BW Offshore has been informed by Statoil and Petronas that the contracts for two FPSO units will not be extended and will run out next year.On top of this, the company has initiated arbitration against a client who is not paying an FPSO lease. All this was revealed by BW Offshore on Monday as it presented its third quarter 2016 financial results.The company operates the FPSO Peregrino for Statoil and Sinochem on the Peregrino oil field offshore Brazil. According to BW Offshore, during third quarter it was notified that Statoil, due to a change in the operating model, will not exercise options for extension of the contract beyond June 2017.Also, Petronas told BW Offshore it would not extend the contract for the FPSO Berge Helene beyond May 2017. The FPSO is currently located in Mauritania.“BW Offshore is in dialogue with the client about work to be undertaken for the disconnection and demobilization of the FPSO from the field,” the FPSO owner said.Furthermore, the company is now working to collect unpaid dayrate from the Sendje Berge FPSO, working for Addax, a subsidiary of Sinopec, in Nigeria.“The company has for some time not been paid the full contractual rate by Addax Petroleum Exploration Limited for the FPSO Sendje Berge. BW Offshore considers the arguments for not paying full rate unjustified and have started an arbitration process,” the vessel owner said.During the third quarter the company submitted a claim to the arbitration tribunal of $52.6 million.“BW Offshore is currently awaiting the outcome of a forthcoming hearing by the arbitration tribunal,” BW Offshore said.Despite these developments, BW Offshore provided a relatively optimistic outlook, at least for the long term. The company, however, did acknowledge the oil and gas markets remained challenging with field developments still being postponed.The company’s short- and medium-term expectations for low market activity with few awards were unchanged, however, a positive long- term outlook is maintained as offshore developments remain an “important part of the oil and gas supply to meet future demands as the supply and demand of oil in world markets is rebalancing.”Apart from the expected expiration of Sendje Berge FPSO contract, BW Offshore has three more uncontracted units: BW Athena, Azurite Indonesia, Belokamenka.Other than this, BW Offshore has 13 units under long term contract, with the earliest expiring in 2017, the longest in 2024 (optional extension periods excluded).Also, liquidity-wise, BW Offshore said that, with “strong support from all stakeholders,” the company completed all its previously announced financing initiatives during the third quarter.“The new long-term financial platform will contribute more than $500 million in improved liquidity in the period through 2020 and give the Company a secure basis for operation until an expected market recovery. This initiative, as well as the continued strong operating cash flow, is expected to cover all medium-term liquidity requirements. Further, all the Company’s firm capital commitments are fully financed,” BW Offshore said.BW Offshore posted 3Q 2016 net loss of $11.2 million, compared to a loss of $7.3 million a year ago. Operating revenue was $159.6 million, down from $308.7 million a year ago.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Managing the risk structure

first_imgAnyone in the middle of a project contracting structure needs to ensure, as far as possible, that obligations owed to it from others down the contractual chain are back to back with the obligations by which it is bound up the chain, in order to reduce risk exposure.That applies as much to an employer – who will need to make sure that he is not exposed to any greater obligations under a development agreement than are owed to him by the contractor – as it does to a contractor, in terms of “backing-off” his obligations under the main building contract with subcontractors beneath him in the chain.But it doesn’t stop there: once contracts are in place, they need to be managed so as not to upset that risk structure without fully appreciating the consequences of doing so.The risk for the contractor in the case of MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd vs Haase Environmental Consulting GmbH (HEC) was the additional costs of enhanced or “over-design” carried out by its subconsultant for which it had no entitlement to payment under its own contract up the chain.The facts were that West Sussex council had engaged Biffa Waste to design, build and operate a waste treatment plant. Biffa contracted the design and construction of the plant to MW under a fixed price engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. MW appointed HEC to provide design services. MW maintained that it had based its tender to Biffa on the design proposal produced by HEC.The dispute concerned the question as to which of the parties to the design appointment – MW or HEC – bore the risk of increased costs associated with enhancement of the design for the project.MW said it was HEC because the enhancements did not comply with key contractual documents, namely, the “EPC Delivery Plan” and “EPC Output Specification” so that HEC was in breach of contract.An adjudicator disagreed and held that, provided the design was carried out with reasonable skill and care, then the fact that it would cost MW more to implement that design could not be a breach of contract.If there were changes which did not comply with the relevant EPC documents, then HEC was liable to MW for the cost consequencesWhen the matter came to court, Mr Justice Coulson noted the “stark” financial consequences of the adjudicator’s decision for MW: it had no mechanism for recovering the additional expense of the design changes (some millions of pounds) under the EPC contract and could not recover the extra cost from HEC because the enhanced design was not negligent.MW sought a declaration as to the proper interpretation of the appointment. The judge found that the tests for granting declaratory relief had been met: there was a live dispute between the parties (and probably a raft of further disputes) which arose from the specific facts in the adjudication and the determination of the dispute would be of some practical consequences to them.He emphasised “the extent to which construction adjudication has altered this part of the legal landscape”, leading to an increase in applications for declarations where the loser to an adjudication considers that the adjudicator’s interpretation of the relevant contract is wrong. If the loser doesn’t challenge the adjudicator’s award, it will be final and binding.The judge’s conclusion on the construction of the appointment was that HEC did have an overriding obligation to design using reasonable skill and care. However, the adjudicator had failed to recognise that HEC also had additional obligations to comply with the EPC Output Specification and the EPC Delivery Plan. If it could comply with those documents non-negligently, then HEC was obliged to do that.The upshot was that, if there were changes to the design which did not comply with the relevant EPC documents, then the starting point was that HEC was liable to MW for the cost consequences of those changes. But (and it was a significant “but”), that position would be different if HEC could show that MW had consented to particular design changes and/or waived its right to claim the cost of them. The judge invited the parties to agree a declaration to reflect his judgment.So, having initially protected its design risk by imposing primary obligations on HEC to comply with the key EPC documents, had MW altered that position by its management of the design development regime under the appointment?The answer would depend upon the facts, which could only be decided on an item-by-item basis, and not in Part 8 proceedings. There were “practical limits” to what a declaration in a case like this could achieve.Kirstin Bardel is a counsel and professional development lawyer at international law firm Ashurstlast_img read more

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FMC license for BDP/Project Logistics

first_img“This license is extremely important since, as a separate legal entity, we could not provide these services without it,” explained Luc Van Heygen, managing director, Americas and Europe, BDP/Project Logistics. “As such, it enhances our ability to support our clients’ projects.”BDP/Project Logistics offers a complete portfolio of services associated with the movement of project cargo, including road, rail, river, ocean and air transportation and related services to support construction and expansion projects for the power generation, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, chemical, alternative energy and other industries. In connection with these services, it will provide end-to-end materials management and tracking, freight consolidation and carrier cost maintenance, logistics process analysis and optimisation, documentation, coordination of cargo inspections, inland transportation and scheduling, and supervision of heavy lifts, and hazardous cargo, port operations, and jobsite unloading and checking.last_img read more