Siemens to deliver two compression packages to Midcoast Energy

first_imgSiemens will be responsible for the delivery of two SGT-400 mechanical-drive compression packages The SGT-400 compressor package. (Credit: Siemens.) Siemens Gas and Power has secured an order from Midcoast Energy to supply compression equipment for CJ Express pipeline expansion project in east Texas.Under the contract, Siemens will be responsible for the delivery of two SGT-400 mechanical-drive compression packages which are capable of producing a combined output of 39,000-horsepower for an expansion at an existing compression station.The firm said that the equipment is an integrated, turnkey gas turbine and centrifugal compressor solution that provides a modular configuration for fast deployment, dry low emissions (DLE) combustion technology for emissions compliance at the time of low loads.Equipment will be packed at Siemens Gas and Power’s Telge Road facilityAccording to the company, the SGT-400 compressor package also provides responsive service along with field-proven, efficient, and reliable components.Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Division Americas vice president Patrice Laporte said: “This project marks a key milestone as the U.S. pipeline industry realizes the breadth of reliable, cost-effective solutions we can provide in this power range.“With the SGT-750 turbine’s power range from 45,600 to 56,320 HP (34–42 MW) and the SGT-400 turbine’s power range from 14,750 to 20,115 HP (11–15 MW), Siemens Gas and Power is well-positioned to offer a wide range of solutions for pipeline applications.”The equipment for the delivery will be packed at Siemens Gas and Power’s Telge Road facility located in Houston, Texas and the compressors will be constructed at the its facility situated in Olean, New York, US.Siemens Gas and Power has planned to ship the first gas turbine compression trains later this year to support the commercial operation for early next year.Furthermore, a pipeline construction company, WHC Energy Services has been selected to provide the engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) services for the pipeline expansion project.Recently, Siemens Gas and Power was awarded a contract from chemical products manufacturer, Ascend Performance Materials to supply three gas turbines for a facility located in Alabama, US.last_img read more

HMAS Tobruk Arrives in Philippines

first_img HMAS Tobruk Arrives in Philippines Training & Education View post tag: Arrives View post tag: Tobruk Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Tobruk Arrives in Philippines View post tag: Philippines View post tag: Defence November 27, 2013 View post tag: HMAS HMAS Tobruk has arrived to commence recovery support operations in the Ormoc region of Leyte Island to assist the Philippines government repair the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.HMAS Tobruk, which sailed from Townsville on 18 November with a Recovery Support Force onboard, arrived yesterday and is disembarking Army personnel from Townsville’s 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment today by landing craft. The engineers will commence a range of tasks from tomorrow, including road clearing and quick impact tasks such as debris clean-up in public areas.Commander of Joint Task Force 630 Lieutenant Colonel Rod Lang, from the Army’s Deployable Joint Task Force Headquarters in Brisbane, says the area received widespread damage from the typhoon and will benefit greatly from Australian assistance.“We visited this area last week and it was devastated. Most houses were destroyed or without roofs, but despite this the people were calm and doing the best they could,” Lieutenant Colonel Lang said.“The Joint Task Force of Navy, Army and Air Force elements will provide assistance, together with other Australian government agencies, to the Philippines government to help the people of the region recover and move on with their lives.”A reconnaissance by Defence and Australian government personnel last week in the Ormoc region highlighted the widespread damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Local Philippine officials estimated most structures in the region suffered some form of damage from high winds and identified the area would benefit greatly from Australian assistance.The Recovery Support Force is supported by a team of Navy, Army, Air Force and Australian government personnel based at Ormoc Airport on the Island of Leyte and Mactan International Airport at Cebu. Airlift support to the task force is being provided by Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules and C-17A Globemaster aircraft.Including those embarked in HMAS Tobruk, more than 500 ADF personnel are deployed in support of Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.[mappress]Press Release, November 27, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defenselast_img read more

New dean for HGSE

first_imgJames E. Ryan, one of the nation’s leading scholars of education law and policy, will become the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), President Drew Faust announced today.Ryan, an award-winning teacher who has served on the University of Virginia faculty since 1998, succeeds Kathleen McCartney, who will leave Harvard to become president of Smith College on July 1.Ryan will officially assume his new role on Sept. 1, near the start of the 2013-14 academic year. Richard J. Murnane, the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the HGSE, will serve as acting dean from July 1 until Ryan begins his tenure.[Read a question-and-answer session with the new dean here.]“Jim Ryan is an outstanding scholar, teacher, and academic leader with a deep passion for improving education and for enhancing the interplay of scholarship, practice, and policy,” Faust said. “Throughout the search, I have been impressed by his seamless integration of the intellectual and the practical, his warm and open personal style, and his evident talent for drawing together people from different backgrounds, disciplines, and points of view.“He has a keen interest in how diverse modes of academic research can benefit education practice and policy,” Faust added, “and how the concrete challenges facing educational leaders and policymakers, as well as teachers and students, can helpfully inform the scholarship and teaching we do here. He is also an astute and empathetic listener, and I know he looks forward to connecting with people across the HGSE in the coming weeks and months as he prepares to take up his new role.”“I am honored and excited by this opportunity, and grateful to Drew Faust for inviting me to take on this role at such a critical time in education and in the life of the School,” said Ryan. “Kathy McCartney’s extraordinary leadership has generated great momentum, and I’m eager to build on that progress in close collaboration with remarkably talented faculty, staff, and students within the Ed School and across the University. Understanding how students learn, enhancing educational achievement, and expanding educational opportunity are among the defining challenges of our time, and the HGSE has an essential leadership role to play in meeting them. I look forward to serving a school with the intellectual vitality and commitment not simply to contribute to the field but to continue transforming it.”“I am honored and excited by this opportunity, and grateful to Drew Faust for inviting me to take on this role at such a critical time in education and in the life of the School,” said James Ryan, seen here during a welcoming reception inside Gutman Library. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerA highly influential scholar at the crossroads of education, law, and policy, Ryan is currently the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and the F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia. He is also co-founder and director of the Program in Law and Public Service at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served for five years as the academic associate dean. He was a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission, which was charged with examining disparities in meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement gap, and with recommending ways that federal policies could address such disparities.Educational opportunity has been the predominant focus of Ryan’s most recent scholarship and teaching. His book “Five Miles Away, A World Apart: One City, Two Schools, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America” (Oxford University Press, 2010) explores questions of school segregation and inequality in the context of an urban school in Richmond, Va., and a nearby suburban school. He has written numerous articles for academic journals and other publications on such topics as school finance, school desegregation, school choice, school governance, a right to pre-school, teacher compensation reform, and the federal No Child Left Behind Act. He is also co-author of the casebook “Educational Policy and the Law” (2011).Ryan has been honored with both the University of Virginia’s All-University Teaching Award (2010) and with the Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (2011). His courses have included offerings on law and education, comparative education law and policy, and schools, race, and law. He has lectured widely on a range of education policy matters.Ryan served on the board of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served on the Century Foundation’s Task Force on the Common School and as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Public Schools. He has also served as a pro bono consultant on numerous education-related legal and policy issues.He has received the U.Va. Law School’s McFarland Prize for Outstanding Scholarship, the Education Law Association’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship, and the U.Va. Black Law Students Association’s Outstanding Service Award.In addition to his scholarship and teaching on education law and policy, Ryan has taught and written about constitutional law, local government law, and Supreme Court litigation. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Yale in 1988, graduated first in his class from U.Va. Law School in 1992, and clerked for the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court. A former visiting professor of law at both Harvard and Yale, he was the inaugural Cameron Fellow at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.Ryan is married to Karoline (Katie) Homer Ryan, a clinical instructor at U.Va. who specializes in child advocacy and special education law. The couple has four children.In announcing the appointment, Faust expressed appreciation to “the many members of the HGSE community who have been so generous and thoughtful with advice on the dean search at a pivotal moment for the School. I especially thank the members of the faculty advisory committee for the search, whose lively discussions and candid counsel have done so much to shed light on the HGSE’s recent trajectory and future opportunities and to bring the search to an excellent conclusion.”last_img read more

Casa Valentina Costume Designer Rita Ryack’s Inspiration Scrapbook!

first_img “These plastic pop beads, an innovation from the late ’50s, evoke that period’s bright color, texture and sense of play.” “Fallout shelters were a preoccupation during the Cold War, and Amy’s (played by Larry Pine) color scheme is derived from this book color.” “These are some of the real guests at Casa Susanna at the Catskills posing for a self portrait.” “I love the way food illustrations from the period combine colors. Director Joe Mantello and I first conceived a bright Technicolor palette, then toned it down to slightly more muted tones: lavender, aqua, peach and olive green.” Casa Valentina “This advertisement, featuring model Suzy Parker, inspired Gloria’s (played by Nick Westrate) vibrant red hair.” “Terry Farmer’s (played by John Cullum) lavender lace dress references Judith Anderson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” “I wanted to give Gloria (played by Nick Westrate) an armful of these cha-cha bracelets, but the beads caught on everything and fell off. Love the colors of this one!” Related Shows “These are some of the real guests at Casa Susanna in the Catskills, and this photograph was one of my key pieces of research.” “The palette we began with included this vivid cobalt, but we eliminated it when we decided to go with more secondary and tertiary color.”center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 “This photograph of the real Casa Susanna girls at the dining table gives excellent information about wigs, glasses and jewelry.” “I love to collect floral and novelty print wallpapers and fabrics from the ’50s and ’60s, and thought of Casa Valentina as a garden of unusual characters.” “Another late ’50s style icon: Commuter Barbie in her suit.” “This photograph, from an online vendor, gave me the idea for Valentina’s (played by Patrick Page) black nylon slip and for the flower on the bodice of her brocade dress.” View Comments “Cleopatra was an early ’60s icon. I imagined that the Casa Valentina girls, particularly Bessie (Tom McGowan) might admire movie star Elizabeth Taylor.” “These powder puffs make me think of Terry (played by John Cullum).” In Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-nominated play Casa Valentina, a group of male friends relish the opportunity to get away from it all in the Catskills and dress as women. That’s where Rita Ryack comes in—the Tony-nominated costume designer has created an array of vibrant looks for the ensemble cast to wear, transforming stars Patrick Page, Gabriel Ebert, Reed Birney and more into fashionable ladies. Ryack is giving a peek into her creative process—check out her inspiration for her colorful costumes, then see them come to life onstage in Casa Valentina!last_img read more

Garrett Clayton & Dove Cameron Join Hairspray Live!

first_imgGarrett Clayton & Dove Cameron(Photo: Michael Kovac & Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Two teen favorites are about to make teenage Baltimore swoon. Garrett Clayton and Dove Cameron have joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! as Link Larkin and Amber Von Tussle, respectively. The two Teen Choice Award nominees join an all-star cast, including the recently announced Ariana Grande. The live broadcast is set for December 7.Cameron will play Kristin Chenoweth’s daughter once more as the younger of the Von Tussle clan—the two appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Descendants and the upcoming sequel. She also stars in the network’s series Liv and Maddie, where she met her fiancé, Ryan McCartan. The two recently released their first EP together, titled Negatives.Clayton’s previous small screen musical credits include the Teen Beach Movie series. He also stars as porn star Brent Corrigan in the upcoming biographical drama King Cobra, co-starring and directed by James Franco.The live event will be headlined by newcomer Maddie Baillio, who takes on the role of Tracy Turnblad. The lineup also includes Grande as Penny Pingleton, Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad (reprising his Tony-winning performance from the original production), Martin Short as Wilbur and Derek Hough as Corny Collins.Check out Chenoweth and Cameron performing together in Descendants below! View Commentslast_img read more

Rizwan half-century adds light to dreary second day

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – An astute half-century by Pakistan No. 7 Mohammad Rizwan threw light on an otherwise dreary second day of the second Test against England.Rizwan’s unbeaten knock of 60 pushed his side towards something that might be approaching a par score given the challenging conditions at a damp and overcast Ageas Bowl.After a laudable performance behind the stumps in the opening Test of this series at Old Trafford, wicketkeeper-batsman Rizwan resumed unbeaten on 4, having come in with his side 120 for 5 shortly before rain and bad light stopped play on Thursday evening.He and Babar Azam added 29 runs in the hour of play to lunch after more bad weather had delayed the start by 90 minutes. In that time, Azam saw off four overs from James Anderson in which Anderson conceded only four runs but ended his spell not looking like taking a wicket.By the first break, Pakistan were 155 for 5 and Azam was five runs shy of his half-century. Stuart Broad struck in the third over back, however, with a lovely ball on fourth-stump which drew a nick and sent Azam on his way, caught behind, for 47.Rizwan survived a chance on 14 when he top-edged a pull off Broad that found the tip of a diving Jos Buttler’s glove, although it would have been a sensational catch had he managed to gather it in.Having struggled to make inroads, England’s bowlers came back with an apparent plan to bowl fuller after lunch and it paid dividends for Anderson, who pitched the ball up and had Yasir Shah caught behind slashing at his outswinger.That gave Anderson his third scalp after his two the previous day and, with Pakistan 171 for 7, it really was down to Rizwan – who by that stage was yet to reach 20 himself – to produce an innings of note.Shaheen Shah Afridi survived after edging Sam Curran to first slip, with Joe Root seemingly uncertain whether the ball had carried. Although the soft signal from the on-field umpires was out, replays suggested the ball had indeed touched the ground, prompting third umpire Richard Illingworth to give Afridi a reprieve.Afridi ended up being run-out by a brilliant direct hit from Dom Sibley after taking off for a single when there was no run to be had. With Rizwan sending his partner back, Sibley swooped on the ball from third slip and threw down the stumps at the non-striker’s end as Afridi tried in vain to get back.Playing his eighth Test, Rizwan responded to his task by batting intelligently with the tail-enders while adding runs where he could, including a glorious shot off Chris Woakes over square leg that looked like going all the way before it dropped inside the rope. He took another two boundaries in three balls from Curran, one of them a bold little hoick over the slips.Rizwan managed the strike well, bringing up his half-century with a dash for two after pressing Broad into the off-side with Mohammad Abbas stretching to make his ground on the return. The partnership added 39 in ten overs, as England struggled in their attempts to separate Rizwan and No. 10 Abbas.Abbas faced 19 balls for his 2 but was eventually out to the first ball he faced after bad light had prompted tea to be taken early, plumb lbw to give Broad his third.That was five overs after England had taken the second new ball and Broad sent down just five deliveries more before the players left the field again for bad light and stumps were called more than an hour and half later.Rizwan, with a second Test fifty under his belt following his highest score of 95 against Australia last November, will resume with more work to do, especially in the face of England’s bowlers looking to wrap up the Pakistan innings.He may also still have work to do to silence a small band of critics, who have treated him harshly since he replaced former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed as first-choice wicketkeeper.But, with the greater goal of trying to help his side in their quest to level the series in mind, he cannot possibly be faulted.last_img read more