Malawi: JDA signed for hydropower plant

first_img Generation IFC InfraVentures has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with the Government of Malawi to develop a hydropower plant on the Shire River. BRICS According to a news announcement, the Mpatamanga hydropower project will be competitively tendered by the Government of Malawi. TAGShydropowerMalawi Previous articleNigeria: TCN implements power transmission projectNext articleGlobal roadmap to meet climate goals by 2050 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. IFC InfraVentures is a $150 million global infrastructure project development fund that has been created as part of World Bank Group’s efforts to increase the pipeline of bankable projects in developing countries. Read: Isimba hydropower station to provide affordable power Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentcenter_img Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Featured image: Stock The agreement signed last week is in coordination with the World Bank and with the support of SN Power AS and Power Africa. Once construction is complete, the plant will provide up to 258MW of clean energy for Malawi. Read: Hydropower accounts for largest share of installed renewable capacitylast_img read more

Covid -19 : Opportunity to achieve self-reliance to start from own home

first_imgOur home is the first level to reach to India level. Hence let’s start understanding and implementing the concept of self-reliance from our home only.Culturally in India, the concept of staying in a joint family is almost gone except some exceptions. Assuming here, that residents living in cities are in a nuclear family concept.Self-reliance for a family is basically to manage the required resources to maintain current comfort and further luxuries.The basic resources include money and domestic help.The requirement of money to manage household affairs can be decided based on a selection of a different level of lifestyle which may broadly be categorised as under:A. Cost of leaving to meet all basic needs.B. Cost of leaving plus a particular level of comfortC. Cost of A+B + high level of comfortD Cost of A+B+C+ luxuryE. Cost of A+B+C+D + high level of luxury and so onE. Future securityTo manage different level of requirements as above one has to look for financial resources going forward under the changing environment. People may have to review saved funds, it’s safety and it’s purchasing power going forward, current regular income and income going forward.Most people who were in services of domestic help have returned back to their home town. Also, people want to avoid calling people for such services due to the fear of covid infection. This is very challenging for a family to manage particularly when both husband and wife are working and also they have children.To meet this challenge, the head of the family in consultation with the members has to critically review and decide on:1.    What kind of lifestyle they would like to have now in medium-term and on a long term basis.2.    Based on above whether financially, head of the family alone can manage or any compromise is acceptable.3.    Is it essential for a 2nd member to go out and work regularly or opt work from home?4.    Review what all needed at home based on the selected lifestyle.5.    Review what all activities can be outsourced.6.    Review what all activities can be digitised, mechanised, automated.7.    Review how best to take care and build the career of children.8.    Review and plan for all above aspects at least for 5 years going forward.9.    Review and plan for balance work left if any i.e. after considering all the above aspects as to what work at home will be supported by each member comfortably.10. What kind of physical support/help required after considering above.With the right review, planning and actions this challenge of the non/less availability of domestic help can be converted-into many opportunities which will help in many ways like1.    Inculcate the culture of understanding, planning, disciplines and togetherness2.    Long term benefits to the family and future family members3.    Self-reliance whether covid or no covid. Secure family from any future uncertainties4.    Enhance happinessHave a self-reliant family to make India self-reliant.Stay safe, healthy & happyGood days are aheadlast_img read more

Circulating Water Pump Upgrade at Astoria

first_img Circulating Water Pump Upgrade at Astoria Our goal was to automate and optimize the control scheme. Our understanding is that most VFD systems run in manual mode, where an operator sets the speed of the pump, which does not optimize the system. We believe this system will be capable of running in full automatic (optimization) mode. Linkedin USPowerGen spent a significant amount of time evaluating the existing equipment and developing an engineering strategy. This was completed with the assistance of an architect/engineer, pump experts and various vendors. Facebook David Perri, Director Corporate Engineering, Barry Durham,Corporate Environmental Manager, Bohdan Dackow, Corporate I&C Engineer, USPowerGen. Linkedin Two primary objectives are associated with the work to install VSPs: compliance with the facility SPDES permit and integrating the required upgrades into the overall facility’s 316(b) compliance planning. CoalBoilersO&MWater Treatment Innovative control of variable speed circulating water pumps for once-through cooling saves fish and minimizes costsAl Ferrer, VP Power Consulting, George Keller, Senior Consulting Engineer, Burns and Roe; and Twitter The VFD system’s purpose is to reduce the flow of circulating water through the plant by reducing the speed of the circulating water pumps. This needs to be done within the constraints of permit limits and acceptable performance penalties. The acceptable performance penalty is determined based on plant economics and environmental requirements. This parameter is one that can vary seasonally or be based on other operating variables and, as such, is an operator settable variable. No posts to display As part of the renewal, the NYSDEC required the facility to install variable speed pumps (VSP) on Units 30, 40 and 50’s CWS to reduce facility water throughput. The Astoria SPDES permit was issued in March 2007 with the VSP requirement. Previous articlePE Volume 114 Issue 1Next articleThe mPower Modular Reactor chloecox Project Plan Mexico’s Domo de San Pedro geothermal plant using Mitsubishi digital tools Twitter The pumps could operate in a range of approximately 54 percent to 100 percent The existing motors could be modified for VFD operation It was cost effective and feasible to maintain the existing 440V level for the pump motors in lieu of replacing the motors and feeds with a higher voltage A condenser vacuum priming system was recommended to maintain the condenser water boxes in a flooded state The overall operating philosophy was complex because the inlet and outlet temperature for the plant have permit limits, however the units are being controlled individually but discharging to a common discharge point. The NYSDEC did not provide any guidance on the operating concept.The initial operating philosophy did not adequately address the potential for a unit’s heat rate to be significantly affected by reducing the condenser water flow, nor did it allow the operator to manage flow rates to each unit to optimize the entire plant.The control system design clearly needed to be further refined. The task was determined to be beyond the capabilities of any likely system installer. As such, a controls expert was engaged to assist USPowerGen in developing a system that met the objective of maintaining compliance with the facilities’ absolute temperature discharge limit as well as the maximum plant delta T limits allowing operator set points to define the “allowable heat rate penalty.” This provides flexibility to balance environmental performance with heat rate considerations.Developing the Controls LogicBurns and Roe was hired by USPowerGen to develop a control strategy and the logic to minimize circulating water pumps speed without undue penalty to the heat rate and without exceeding discharge temperature and differential temperature permit limits. Burns and Roe also was to review the initial AE reports, existing plant permits and operational records and conduct discussions with USPowerGen environmental and operations personnel to ensure the control strategy completely addressed all issues.The initial approach to circulating water pumps speed control optimization was deemed too complicated and too expensive to implement. It also did not address plant performance concerns. Thus we started our search for the least complicated logic that would still work and comply with all requirements.A fair number of “easy” decisions were made. These are, however, easy only for the very experienced and can be overlooked by others.Failure Modes: It was agreed that the control system failure mode should reset circulating water pump(s) to full speed. Not doing so could result in occasional non-compliance with discharge temperature/diff temperature permits, which is not acceptable.For the same reason, it was decided that the speed control signal should be reverse acting with a limited range: 4 mA = 100 percent (full) speed, 20 mA = 50 percent speed. If this was not done, a damaged wire, loss of power supply or blown fuse would force the pump to zero speed, leading to non-compliance with discharge temperature, differential temperature permit limits and/or a unit trip.Ramp Rate Limit: It was also agreed that the Ramp Rate Limit would reside in the VFD controller as well as in the DCS. This would prevent possible damage to the pump should something happen to the current output or wire integrity of the control loop.A number of more difficult decisions were encountered. For example, since the station has a common water intake and discharge, there was considerable debate and apprehension on the subject of Master/Masterless design for discharge temperature control. A common Master would assure permit compliance and prevent possible interactions between three independent unit temperature controllers.There were two negatives to this approach, however. First, it would create a single failure point. (Masterless design is more reliable.) Second, it would be awkward to implement due to a multi-year installation and commissioning schedule for the three units. (A fourth unit at the station connects to the same discharge tunnel but is not required to have a VFD.)In this case we had to be innovative in the system design. Process control theory tells us that multiple gain-only pressure reducing controllers working on the same header can interact. They “fight each other,” which is visible as load swapping. The solution is to make sure that the gains are not the same. In such case, interaction stops. The theory is silent on the parallel operation of multiple temperature controllers. From our tuning experience, parallel loops slower than pressure-reducing controllers do not interact with gain-only (no reset or integral action) controllers. With strong reset action they always interact. Since the water exit temperature discharge is such a slow loop-vs.-pump speed, if we made the temperature controllers gain-only, chances of interaction are either negligible or at least not observable in real time. So a Masterless design would be quite do-able.Next, we considered an interaction between the override temperature controller and the cooling pump speed controller. The cooling pump speed controller always tries to reduce pump speed up to a point. The override temperature controller will block it and even increase pump speed if the station discharge temperature approaches the limit. This dual function provides opportunity for control instability.From experience we knew the only good way to set up an override control is by using a function generator F(x) and a signal selector. One can shape the F(x) so that the temperature controller stays out of the way of the VFD controller until an action must be taken. The last segment of F(x) sets up the trigger point and amplitude of the action.Results of the evaluation concluded that each unit VFD logic should be independent and reside in its unit DCS. Common intake and discharge temperature measurements will be propagated (via a current loop) to all three logics. Two engineer tunable function generators will provide high discharge temperature and “high diff” temperature override control. Lastly, it will be easy to bias any unit so one can run with more or less flow from the others.Following debate it was decided that condenser pressure is the best process variable to control the pumps. Condenser pressure is a function of the water temperature in the condenser tubes. Small changes in the condenser pressure are linear with the small changes in the average water temperature. Small changes in the average water temperature are inversely proportional to the cooling water flow and, thus, the pump speed.Pump speed changes quickly resulting in condenser pressure changes which is good for loop stability. Condenser pressure is a robust signal that is easily measured. A decrease in pump speed of 27.5 percent will result in a roughly 1” to 2” Hg increase in the condenser pressure and roughly 4 percent increase in the heat rate. Again, to avoid possible interactions, we use a proportional-only controller to increase VFDs speed should the condenser pressure increase vs. its setpoint and vice versa.The condenser pressure setpoint was also debated. There were suggestions of an on-line optimization scheme to generate the setpoint, but that was out of the budget for this project. A suggestion was also made for a simple fixed set point based on the design heat rate. USPowerGen indicated that a fixed set point was unacceptable and a better solution was required.In the end, this challenge resulted in a much better solution. The clever part is the condenser pressure setpoint program. This logic is developed in the DCS using two lookup tables: the condenser performance curves and the bogey turbine heat rate curves. This allows the Astoria station to set the acceptable unit performance and balance IM&E vs. heat rate penalty in real time. It is this innovative approach that made this project noteworthy. Here are the details:Using the condenser performance curves, the intake water temperature and megawatt output, the unit logic calculates the theoretical condenser pressure at full pump speed.Using the bogey heat rate curves, the condenser pressure at full pump speed and the megawatt output, the unit logic then calculates the heat rate at full pump speed. Using the heat rate curves, the heat rate at full pump speed and the acceptable heat rate penalty in Btu/kwhr (operator adjusted), the unit logic calculates the heat rate at reduced pump speed. Using the heat rate at reduced pump speed, the unit logic then calculates the desired condenser pressure setpoint.The speed of this iterative loop could be as slow as 30 to 60 seconds. The default value of the condenser pressure setpoint (after a reload or an iterative loop failure) should be 1.5” Hg. An auto/manual setpoint station with operator settable Hi-Lo limits is provided just in case. It is anticipated that the pump speed will be changed at a rate not exceeding roughly 10 percent a minute.The result: knowing the Btu penalty, Astoria station personnel can balance reduction in water flow (which is theoretically proportional to aquatic effects) vs air emissions vs unit economics in real time.Other IssuesWhich is the true condenser pressure? Actually it is not that easy to tell. Therefore multiple pressure measurements were used, at least two on each shell. The measurements should ideally be located one to three feet above the tubes. To measure true condenser pressure and avoid velocity head bias, a basket tip in accordance with PTC 12.2, Fig. 4.2 should be used. Sensing tubing should be 1/2” SS minimum, continuously sloping down to the tap, with the transmitter mounted above the tap. Otherwise condensate build-up will distort the measurement.To get the best accuracy of intake and discharge temperature, we had to use three wire 100 Ohm wound platinum RTD’s, which are sensitive to vibration. Thermocouples are much more durable but 10 times less accurate in our temperature range. Because of the permits, the accuracy of intake and discharge temperature measurements was not negotiable. Next, we had to worry about protecting the RTDs at a reasonable cost.Putting RTDs in a 316 SS sheath with 0.25” OD was a good start. However, the 316 SS sheath cannot go directly into practically sea water; it will pit very quickly. We had to use thermowells for protection.Monel is the perfect material for a thermowell in sea water service. It will not pit and does not allow bio growth. Bio growth would increase the time constant of the temperature measurement and thus would make discharge temperature control more difficult if not impossible. However, we needed thermowells over 20 feet long (to allow for a tidal variation) and they were just too expensive in pure monel.The solution was different for the discharge vs intake measurement. On the discharge we had a strong current, over 5 feet per second (fps). Here we used Sch. 160 316 SS thermowell. It was economical and the current would keep it clean (no build-up) with minimal pitting. On the intake we had no current, 0 fps. Not a good application for a 316 SS thermowell. The solution was a two-foot-long monel thermowell with a 23-foot-long FRP holding pipe. The holding pipe was screwed into the monel T/W and made water tight at the factory. Since there is no current and vibration, this installation works.The concern with waterbox level was what might happen in the unlikely event of a priming system failure. The answer: water level will not drop immediately. If it does drop, it will impair heat transfer and cause tube vibration. Since our units have titanium condenser tubes, no damage was expected in the short run. Impaired heat transfer very quickly results in condenser pressure increase. This will cause the unit logic to increase the pump speed until the heat transfer and thus the water level are restored. The problem is self-correcting due to the choice of the process variable. The whole water level drop transient should not last more than 30 to 60 seconds.Therefore, we did not add the waterbox level measurement to the VFD logic to force the pump speed up directly from the water level signal. However, we did add a digital input to the VFD logic, that, when closed, will force pump speed to 100 percent. This input will be for future use, if proven necessary.We decided that each unit VFDs will operate in parallel, all the time. No sequencing will be used due to the configuration of piping from the pumps into the condensers.We settled on 54 percent as the pump minimum speed. We selected this based on a study to determine what the limiting factors were on the pump that would drive the minimum speed. Items such as bearings, condenser tube velocity and motor fan cooling were reviewed. Ultimately the minimum tube velocity was the limiting factor to maintain cleanliness of the condenser tubes.System DesignOnce the control scheme was developed, it had to be implemented. Of greatest importance was to maintain the highest possible level of reliability for the circulating water system (CWS). Along with reliability there many other design decisions that needed to be evaluated and acted upon.One decision that needed to be made was whether to reuse the existing 440V motors, rewind the motors for VFD operation or upgrade the system to new 4160V motors. Since the existing motors were quite large at 700HP, there was concern that a reliable 440V VFD system could not be procured and would require us to change to a 4160V system at a hefty cost. USPowerGen determined that systems of this size were available and had been successfully implemented. Once this was established we were confident that keeping the existing 440V system was technically feasible and cost beneficial.The next decision was to decide if the existing 700HP motors needed to be rewound for VFD operation. Rather than making the decision ourselves we decided to define a required reliability/warranty period for the motors and let the bidders decide what was required. After the bidding process it was clear that it was necessary to rewind the motors with VFD rated insulation to ensure long term system reliability. Since this design was going to be used for a total of seven motors (six in service with one spare) it made sense to require a full load type test of the rewound motor and the new VFD in the factory prior to final delivery to the site. Of particular concern was the possibility of insufficient cooling of the motor at reduced speeds since the cooling fans for the motor windings were intergral to the motor rotor.A final area of concern for reliability was the VFD itself. Prior to the need for varying the speed the system was simple being comprised of a 440V circuit breaker, cables, and a 440V, 700HP induction motor directly coupled to the pump and had been operating reliably for over 35 years. Since the addition of all the components of a large VFD system reduces the overall system reliability, it was decided to include an automatic bypass with the VFD. This bypass system would automatically switch from the VFD mode to “across the line” operation in the event that any component in the VFD system was to fail.However, just adding a bypass alone does not improve reliability if it is not done properly. The design of this bypass system was done by the VFD supplier with feedback from the owner to ensure it was a robust failsafe design. Once the design was finalized and the system was built, a thorough owner-witnessed factory acceptance test was performed. As with most custom system designs, problems were identified with the control scheme, that necessitated some changes. All of the problems were successfully resolved in the factory prior to shipment.By spending the additional funds to have and attend a detailed factory acceptance test we were able to identify these problems and correct them quickly with the appropriate resources. Waiting until critical equipment is installed in the field to perform functional testing can be a risky proposition. When issues were identified in the factory, all of the equipment and expertise were available with the time needed to implement well developed solutions. Because of this approach we feel that we received a solid and reliable system.More Power Engineering Issue ArticlesPower Engineerng Issue ArchivesView Power Generation Articles on The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has mandated that the Astoria Generating Co. (AGC) install variable frequency drives (VFDs) on the circulating water pumps on three of the operating units at th Astoria Generating Station in Astoria, Queens, New York. The objective is to reduce the annual flow of river water through the plant and, as a result, reduce impingement and entrainment (IM & E) of aquatic organisms and minimize environmental impacts. The performance penalty control is driven by an innovative condenser pressure setpoint program. This logic is implemented in the unit distributed control system (DCS) using two lookup tables: the condenser performance curves and the bogey turbine heat rate curves. This allows USPowerGen to balance IM&E vs. heat rate penalty costs in real time. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The primary findings from this effort were: TAGSNYISOPE Volume 114 Issue 1 Mitigating Flow-Accelerated Corrosion with Film-Forming Chemistry in HRSGs By chloecox – Challenges result from reducing the cooling flow that must be addressed in the overall system design. Specifically, reducing the cooling flow reduces the facility efficiency and increases the temperature rise (discharge vs. intake temperature) through the facility. These effects can conflict with requirements within the facility’s State of New York State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) discharge permit. The SPDES permit sets a maximum temperature rise between intake and discharge and an absolute upper limit for discharge temperature that must be continuously adhered to. In addition, there needs to be economic considerations that limit the adverse impacts to the facility’s heat rate. These are examples of the many constraints that the system control logic had to deal with. Review existing equipment—Determine the limitations of the equipment to operate at reduced speed as well as understand the state of repair of ancillary components in the system. Engineer the modifications—Determine what components are needed and optimize the design. Develop variable speed pump operating methodology—Determine how to operate the multiple units. Procure the components for the VSP installation Construct the modifications during scheduled unit outages. The Astoria Generating Station is a 1,280 MW fuel oil and natural gas plant in Astoria, Queens (in New York City), bounded by the East River and Luyster Creek. The plant has four operating steam turbine units. The plant is part of a larger complex that is comprised of around 300 acres, most of which is used for various utility purposes including other power generation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) have oversight of Astoria’s once-through circulating cooling water system (CWS). The EPA has initiated the 316(b) regulations which require a systematic review, design and implementation of modifications to intake structures of existing power plants as well as operational modifications to reduce organism impingement and entrainment. The NYSDEC has jurisdiction to grant SPDES permits for waste water discharge including cooling water. As the 316(b) studies progressed for the Astoria station, USPowerGen submitted an application to renew its SPDES permit to the NYSDEC in September 2005. Making the case for utility electric boilers in power plant carbon reduction Astoria Generating Station Facebook The overall SPDES program and 316(b) compliance program is estimated to take approximately five years to complete since the construction work will need to be coordinated with major scheduled outages to minimize unit down time. The scope of work beyond installing VSPs will only become clear once the effects of this work have been determined by aquatic sampling programs. Once the requirement to install VSPs became effective, several steps were required to determine how to approach the technical challenge of upgrading the facility. The primary tasks were as follows: 1.1.2010 In addition to the SPDES permit renewal and the 316(b) work, Astoria had also been granted an Article X certificate to repower the facility. The repowering plans contemplated a significant reduction in cooling water use from the river since the current cooling system would have been replaced by a closed cycle cooling/wet cooling tower system which is considered to be 316(b) compliant. As a result of the repowering being delayed and the initiation of the 316(b) rules, the NYSDEC was required to renew the SPDES permit to reflect the continued operation of the existing Astoria plant within the compliance requirements of the new regulations.last_img read more

Far-reaching Initiatives Announced at Endurance Round Table

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews The FEI has announced bold steps that will ensure improved protection of the welfare of horses in Endurance events, proposing unprecedented athlete penalties for equine injuries, extended rest periods and increased accountability. The moves were fully supported by delegates attending the Endurance round table on April 29th at the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne (SUI).“The welfare of the horse is not just a veterinary issue, it’s an issue for all those who work in the sport,” FEI 1st Vice President John McEwen and chair of the FEI Veterinary Committee said.Proposed rule changes relating to officials’ accountability and responsibility, increased protection of horses through athlete penalty points and extended rest periods, appointment of Independent Governance Advisors (IGA) and improved conflict of interest regulations received wide support from attendees.There was also wide support for the new FEI Endurance Codex, which the Endurance Committee has produced to cover Endurance officials, and separately Endurance athletes and registered trainers. The Codex, which defines responsibility, accountability and sanctions for those in breach of the Codex, already exists for FEI Veterinarians.The rules changes will be circulated to National Federations for final review prior to going before the FEI Bureau at its in-person meeting on 9-10 June for approval and immediate implementation.During the debate session that followed, there was a call for information about injuries at national events to be included in the Global Endurance Injuries Study (GEIS), which was backed by Dr Tim Parkin of Glasgow University, who was commissioned by the FEI to set up the study.“The FEI has done a great job of demonstrating what can be done with data that is currently available from FEI events and it is clearly going in the right direction,” he said. “Adding in data from national events is only going to improve that situation. The new regulations have an impact that is really beneficial to the welfare of the horse.”Roly Owers, Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare, also voiced his support for the GEIS and improved monitoring. “The need to make evidence based decisions is so important for equine welfare and I fully support the FEI’s injury surveillance programme,” he said. “Notwithstanding the limitations on data from national competitions, I would urge National Federations to provide data to the GEIS and for the FEI to use all its influence to make that happen.”Andrew Finding, chair of the Endurance Strategic Planning Group (ESPG) which was tasked with producing a long-term plan for the discipline, expressed his appreciation for the support of the Group’s recommendations. “I would like to express on behalf of myself and my colleagues on the ESPG our gratitude for the support and the determined effort made by the FEI to put in place our recommendations,” he said. “You should be applauded for that work, and we are grateful for the diligence you have applied.”Brian Sheahan, chair of the Endurance Committee, voiced the opinions of everyone attending the session. “To protect the welfare of the horse, we need to know that we’re doing the right thing,” he said. “I would like to see increased completion rates, reduced injuries and illness in the horse, and better course design. To maintain the integrity of our sport, we need a reduction in doping, improved compliance by athletes and trainers and improved rule enforcement by officials. This sport should demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship in a fair and equal competition. And may the best combination of horse and athlete win.”John McEwen complimented the Endurance Committee on its work. “The Endurance Committee has worked tirelessly to produce functional regulatory structure which will take the sport forward and I am pleased that the regulatory changes and the implementation of those changes is working towards achieving the targets set by the ESPG.“The Task Force will be extremely useful in helping implement the work done by the Endurance Committee and the Department. The processes that we have put in place will create, and do create, an enormous workload upon the departments responsible, but in my opinion the work is absolutely essential and very worthwhile.”Panellists for the Endurance round table were John McEwen, FEI 1st Vice President and Chair of the Endurance Committee; Brian Sheahan, Chair of the Endurance Committee; Committee members Dr Khalid Ahmed Hasan (BRN), Jaume Punti Dachs (ESP) and John Robertson (GBR); and Ian Williams, FEI Director Endurance.An online discussion platform to continue the debate on all topics discussed at the FEI Sports Forum 2014 is available here. Tags: FEI, endurance, John McEwen, FEI Sports Forum, Ian Williams, Brian Sheahan, Jaume Punti Dachs, Independent Governance Advisors, FEI Endurance Codex, Dr. Khalid Ahmed Hasan, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. 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Assistant Teaching Professor,FILM

first_imgJob TypeFull-time Job TitleAssistant Teaching Professor,FILM FLSA StatusExempt LocationSyracuse University Job Description Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-actioninstitution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassmentbased on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, nationalorigin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteranstatus, or any other status protected by applicable law to theextent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy coversadmissions, employment, and access to and treatment in Universityprograms, services, and activities. In addition to completing an online application, please attach thefollowing:Curriculum VitaeCover LetterTeaching PhilosophyPortfolio Website URLReferences- please provide the name and email address of threereferences. Reference letters will be requested automatically uponapplicants completed application.Applications will be accepted until position is filled; however,candidates who apply by January 15, 2021 are guaranteed priorityconsideration.About The College of Visual and Performing ArtsThe College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University iscommitted to the education of cultural leaders who will engage andinspire audiences through performance, visual art, design,scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools forself-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives oncritical thought and action. To learn more about the college, ourdistinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websitesat, • Thorough knowledge of multiple modes of film production.• Thorough understanding of both independent and mainstream filmproduction and post-production.• We seek a filmmaker immersed in producing their own work and within-depth technical skills, aesthetic, and all-around productionknowledge. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellentteaching skills, and technical proficiency. A solid record ofachievement in film festivals or other distribution channels isexpected. The department is particularly interested in candidateswho have the communication abilities and cross-culturalcompetencies to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups ofstudents, colleagues, and community members. Responsibilities Hours Application Instructions Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community MFA in Film preferred, or BFA with recent professional experienceat the very highest level. Qualifications Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and themilitary-connected community through its educational programs,community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans toour campus, and those veterans literally transformed SyracuseUniversity into the national research institution it is today. TheUniversity’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on thishistorical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiativesfocused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to thepost-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed toposition Syracuse University as the employer of choice for militaryveterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military familymembers. Application Deadline Job Specific Qualifications Priority Consideration01/15/2021 determined by department/chair Successful candidate will fully participate in the life of thedepartment and program and contribute to our educational mission.Assistant teaching professors serve on committees in theDepartment, College, and University. This may include curriculumdevelopment, community outreach, student advising, studentrecruitment, mentoring of student organizations, and participatingin accreditation-related activities. Physical Requirements Job #075506 Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable The Department of Transmedia within the College of Visual andPerforming Arts at Syracuse University invites applications for anon-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position in Film,beginning Fall 2021. This position comes with a 3-year contract,which is renewable based on performance and University need. We areseeking a filmmaker to join our well-established and respected filmprogram offering both BFA and MFA degrees in Film. Our film programpromotes an independent and artistic filmmaker ethos. We aretherefore looking for someone who is fully informed about allaspects of film production. For this position we are seekingfilmmakers working in any area or mode of filmmaking, makinginteresting and thought-provoking work, with a strong exhibitionhistory. Experience teaching fiction filmmaking and/or sound ispreferred.This faculty member will bring production expertise and help designnew courses based on their own research and practice, as well asteaching courses based on our programmatic and curricular needs. Welook forward to our new faculty member sharing their unique visionwith the program and department. For service, the faculty memberwill participate in committees in the department, college, and/oruniversity and help with student advising, student learningoutcomes and assessment, student recruitment, and communityengagement. Tools/Equipment RankAssistant Syracuse University is a private, international research universitywith distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and anundeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New YorkState, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,Syracuse University offers a quintessential collegeexperience.The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: apioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more thana quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a studentpopulation from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For moreinformation, please visit EEOC About Syracuse University Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans Job CategoryFaculty Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, socialactivities, governance, and all other aspects of campus lifereflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. TheUniversity community recognizes and values the many similaritiesand differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we arecommitted to preparing students to understand, live among,appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and worldmade up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status,cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and genderidentities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a communitythat celebrates and models the principles of diversity andinclusivity. Posting Details Pay RangeCommensurate w/ Experience Quick Link About the Syracuse area CampusSyracuse, NY Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic centerof New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New YorkCity. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. Thearea offers a low cost of living and provides many social,cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shoppingvenues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range ofseasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing andsnow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trailsalong the Erie Canal. Open Until FilledYes Job Posting Date12/15/2020 Message to Applicantslast_img read more

Stellar Management’s double-wide, incomplete townhouse just sold for $25M

first_img134 East 74th Street, a construction photo and a rendering of the property’s double height great room (Credit: Corcoran)UPDATED Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:45 p.m.: An unusually wide townhouse in Lenox Hill just sold for $25.3 million, and this one is a bit of a handyman’s special.The unfinished home was initially listed in March for $29.5 million and the sale closed on June 20, according to a source.The seller, Manhattan landlord Stellar Management, bought the more than 12,000-square-foot townhouse at 134 East 74th Street in 2008 from artist Ellen Questel for $12 million. The house has seven bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms and Juliet balconies overlooking the garden. Originally built in the 1870s by prolific architect John Prague, it is a combination of two four-story buildings combined to form one 38-foot wide townhouse. Stellar’s partner in the deal was Hakimian Properties, which had a 25 percent interest in the project, according to public records.The buyer is “Petaluma LLC,” the same source confirmed.New York state corporation records show that Petaluma LLC was formed on May 9, but no registered agent was listed on Department of State filings. The LLC’s signatory, Great Neck-based real estate lawyer Patricia Doran, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Carrie Chiang and Loy Carlos of the Corcoran Group had the listing and declined to comment on the buyer’s identity. Stellar and the buyer’s broker, Sotheby’s International Realty’s Roberta Golubock, declined to comment.Carlos said that while the townhouse was previously a mixed-used building with a store occupying the first two floors, Stellar has “completely converted” it into a single-family home.The home was sold “as-is” with new appliances, electrical, plumbing, an elevator and HVAC system all installed, but the “rest is ready for the new owner to complete with whatever their desired finishes,” as Corcoran said in the listing.Stellar first tried to sell the home back in 2011 at $26 million, but, after 468 days on the market, the listing was pulled, according to StreetEasy records.The sale falls within the three-month window between New York State’s new progressive taxes on luxury residential property being passed in the new state budget and the taxes going into effect on July 1. There has been a flurry of activity among real estate attorneys and brokers ahead of the deadline as sellers and buyers try to avoid a larger tax bill. A source familiar with the deal said the buyer was “motivated to close before the new law came into effect.”In the case of the townhouse on East 74th Street, closing taxes would have jumped from about $713,000 to $1.5 million if the transaction was wrapped up after July 1, based on The Real Deal‘s calculations.Editor’s note: The story was updated to include Stellar’s partner in the deal, Hakimian Properties. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

VIDEO: Lekai Mate goooal

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:EHF EURO 2014, Hungary, Mate Lekai, Norway 1 Comment Norway won’t host IHF Olympic qualification tournament Peter85 18. January 2014. at 12:16 1 Comment EGYPT 2021: The best ever placement for Argentina, Hungarian TOP result in 24 years!center_img Voice from Hungary: Match of the year, we want to win World Championship! Recommended for you Briliant!Hajrá Magyarok!!! 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. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHungarian playmaker Mate Lekai was one of the heroes of the battle for the Main Round against Norway, but his goal from the first half made happy the whole handball community. Take a look how precise he was…Photo CREDIT: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud/Handballpix.comlast_img read more

PSG Handball in Flensburg, Veszprem in Brest, Kielce to Celje

first_imgClick to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsRound 2 of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/2018 will be concluded with the matches on Saturday and Sunday.  It will be very interesting to see what will happen in Brest, Flensburg, Celje…Saturday scheduleChekhovskie Mededi – Besiktas Mogaz 15.00Meskov Barest – Telekom Veszprem 16RK Metalurg – Sporting CP 17.30SG Flensburg Handewitt – Paris Saint Germain Handball 17.30RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko – PGE Vive Kielce 19BM Ademar Leon – Elverum Handball 19.30PHOTO: Slavko Kolar, RK CPL ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items: 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.last_img

Elverum to host derby against PSG Handball at Hakons Hall in Lillehammer

first_imgPingback: TRANSFER BOMB! Luc Abalo to Elverum Handball! | Quality Sports News Related Items:Elverum handball ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Elverum beat Fyllingen to stay at the TOP of Norwegian League 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsElverum Handball proudly presents Håkons Hall as a venue for the Champions League-fixture between Elverum and Paris Saint-Germain.The match will be played Saturday, September 28 at 17. 30h.The hall was built against the 1994 Olympics and finished February 1 1993. There has been played several championships in the arena, and the World Cup-final in 1999 is the match that has gatheredmost people, with 11.200 spectators.PSG Handball are the club with the world-class stars like Nikola Karabatic, Mikkel Hansen and the world’s best player 2018, Norwegian superstar Sander Sagosen. The tickets for the big game will be released Sunday, August 18 in the evening, in Elverum Handball’s app, and on the club’s website for tickets.“We are very proud of our performance in Europe the last seasons. This season we get the ultimate test for how good we can be both on and off the pitch. We will meet big teams during the whole season, and the home-game against PSG will be the biggest club-game in Norway in the last 22 years, maybe ever, said Elverum Håndball managing director, Mads Fredriksen.“We wish to make a big event for as much people as possible. We have therefore chosen Håkons Hall. We hope spectators from the whole country come to Lillehammer this weekend. Our goal is tosmash our old record of 6.042 spectators, and the dream is to fill the arena.Chief of marketing in Elverum Handball, Kalle Bjørkman:“Getting Paris Saint-Germain with Sander Sagosen and Mikkel Hansen to EHF Champions League makes my pulse raise by just thinking of it. What if we can beat the WC-record between Norway andFrance from 1999, when 11.200 people came. It is an incredible motivation for the club and our fantastic fans. Elverum Handball head-coach, Michael Apelgren:“It is a fantastic opportunity to get a big team to Norway for a Champions League-game, where we can show that Norwegian club-handball is moving in the right direction.PSG Handball star Sander Sagosen:“It is a dream for me to play Champions League in Norway. Let us make this match to the biggest club-match in Norway ever! Photo credits: EH Media 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. 1 Comment Elverum make turnover in Porto NORWAY: Elverum only on 100% after 5 roundslast_img read more

‘Thorough review’ of testing call, over lack of test slots

first_imgThe Freight Transport Association (FTA), is calling on the Government to undertake a comprehensive review of the MoT market and the way the test is delivered. It comes amid a severe shortage of DVSA testers leading to very long waits for test slots, especially in the south east.The position is made worse as the pay rates for testers are significantly lower than market rates for mechanics with suitable skills, meaning recruitment is not filling the vacancies.FTA’s Director of Policy Elizabeth de Jong says: “Currently, DVSA is not measuring the factors that indicate whether vehicle testing processes are delivering or not, for operators and legislators.”She also suggests the Earned Recognition-status operators should be allowed to conduct their own tests. “We are calling for a full review of the testing function at DVSA and proper consideration of independent testing.”The FTA is also calling on the DVSA to produce KPIs in seven areas to demonstrate the system’s delivery, that would “better inform both DVSA and the industry on the difficulties experienced and how to solve them.”CPT’s Operations Director, Keith McNally told routeone: “CPT continues to work closely with DVSA and several trade associations representing the freight and ATF sectors to develop practical solutions to the on-going difficulties relating to vehicle testing availability. “CPT believes that industry self-testing could form part of an overall solution, but we would want to ensure that safety standards for commercial passenger transport continue to be maintained at the very highest level.”last_img read more