Continental Maritime of San Diego Recognized for Air Pollution Reduction Efforts

first_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: CMSD View post tag: Huntington Ingalls Industries Continental Maritime of San Diego Recognized for Air Pollution Reduction Effortscenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Continental Maritime of San Diego Recognized for Air Pollution Reduction Efforts November 13, 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries, American military shipbuilding company announced, Nov. 12, that its Continental Maritime of San Diego subsidiary was awarded the Blue Sky Award by San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District for its initiatives to reduce air pollution.The APCD annually recognizes one small, one medium and one large business or organization for their efforts in improving air quality. CMSD was nominated by the Industrial Environmental Association in the medium-sized business category.Dewey Youngerman, CMSD’s environmental health and safety manager, said:This year the Air Pollution Control District and the Industrial Environmental Association looked at CMSD’s 29 years of environmental history, millions of pounds of greenhouse gas reductions and our sustainability initiatives to make a public statement that we are doing the right things for the industry and the community.Earlier this year, CMSD purchased two point-of-use electric steam boilers that eliminate 84,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually. Since 1986, the company has made equipment upgrades and pursued new sustainability initiatives to remove more than 13 million pounds of greenhouse gases each year.[mappress mapid=”17411″]Image: Huntington Ingalls Industrieslast_img read more

SteelSeries and PUBG partner for one-year anniversary celebration

first_imgSteelSeries has entered into a partnership with PUBG Corporation to release a number of exclusive PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gaming accessories and peripherals, celebrating the game’s one-year anniversary.Yesterday – March 23rd – was exactly one year on from when PUBG was first released on Steam Early Access. Since then, it has been played at numerous events and the scene is still growing – though many still believe the spectator experience has a way to go yet before it’s spot on.Together with PUBG, SteelSeries has announced the PUBG QcK+ mousepad, with more collaborations set to be revealed over the next few months, too. The mousepad is available for $19.99 (£14.14), featuring the PUBG character logo and coming in at 400 x 400 x 4mm. Today also marks the start of a global campaign ran by the companies, which will see plenty of SteelSeries and PUBG gear given away.Ehtisham Rabbani, CEO, SteelSeries commented on the company’s latest venture: “This partnership signals the coming of incredible products, meaningful integrations along with creative activities among the PUBG influencer and streamer communities. Together our brands are creating an opportunity for the battle royal community to connect their PUBG obsession with premium gear that is both innovative and designed for competitive esports.”Shane Rho, Senior Marketing Manager, EMEA of PUBG Corporation also commented: “SteelSeries was the peripherals brand we considered partnering with, because of the tremendous reputation the brand has built over the last two decades. This partnership provides our community with the ability to show off their PUBG pride while using the best peripherals in the industry.”Esports Insider says: SteelSeries has been around for many years so PUBG has found itself a great partner moving forward. It’s also a good move for SteelSeries, with PUBG blossoming as an esports after only a year of it being released on Early Access.last_img read more

NFL preseason 2019: 5 storylines to watch in Week 2

first_imgHere’s something to watch for each night.5 storylines to watch in Week 1 of NFL preseason1. Nick Foles won’t get his first revenge gameNick Foles did not play in the Jaguars preseason opener last week, and he’ll sit again this time around. This news, however excepted, does rob fans of the potential Foles-Carson Wentz matchup.Jacksonville hosts Philadelphia to start Week 2 action Thursday and a Foles sighting this isn’t part of coach Doug Marrone’s plan. He said earlier in the week he is saving his starters for Week 3.”We will play [our starters] the third preseason game and the reason why, just so I’m clear on that, is because in the third preseason game, this is exactly what we do,” he said, via the team’s official website. “We’re going to do the exact schedule that we do during the year. The players come in at a certain time, the reps are going to be exactly what we are going to do during the year. It’s a [dry] run. If there are any issues, we can go ahead and clean some things up.”Foles, who most notably led to the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory two years ago, was picked up by the Jaguars as a free agent in the offseason. The Eagles have put all their eggs in one basket for the oft-injured Wentz, who will supposedly make his debut in Week 3 as well. The matchup will still be interesting, though, as first-year offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is still working through Jacksonville’s offense.Game time: Eagles at Jaguars, 7 p.m. ET Thursday2. Daniel Jones needs to take advantage of his opportunitiesDaniel Jones should only see the field during the preseason, according to Giants owner John Mara. It’s nothing against the rookie signal-caller, Mara just hopes Eli Mannnig can stay healthy and have ” a great year .”These next couple week’s will be Jones’ chance to show he can hang with the veteran. He already led the Giants down the field in his debut last week. The 67-yard scoring drive was his only for the game and he was perfect — literally. Jones was 5-of-5 to best Manning, who went three-and-out at the sound of boos from the crowd. “I think my job right now is to prepare, to improve as much as I can, and control what I can control,” Jones said. “How that plays out, I certainly hope we’re winning a whole lot of games, too.”The Giants might be able to win again versus the Bears, who suffered a loss to the Panthers last week.The double whammy? Keep an eye on Chicago’s kicking competition. Elliott Fry impressed in Week 1 after successfully making his lone 43-yard field-goal attempt.Game time:  Bears at Giants, 7:30 p.m. ET Friday (NFL Network)3. No Zeke, big problem?It’s still early in preseason and if Ezekiel Elliott was in fact playing, his time and carries would likely be limited. But in his absence, there’s a void in the Cowboys’ backfield. But they aren’t the only ones facing issues at the running back position.The Rams are considering keeping Todd Gurley sidelined for the entire preseason — not even coach Sean McVay seems sure.”That’s something that I would say, more likely than not, but we’re still working through the specifics of that as we kind of get closer and closer to that,” McVay said . “I don’t have the full answer, but more likely than not, he will not go.”The players that will actually be involved Saturday have quite a bit at stake. Both Dak Prescott and Jared Goff are looking for new contracts and leading their respective offenses without their biggest stars is a sure way of securing that.Did we mention this game is in Hawaii?Game time:  Cowboys at Rams, 10 p.m. ET Saturday (NFL Network) 4. Will we see the stars on Sunday? This week is turning into a Where’s Waldo of talent.This next question — will Drew Brees make a showing for the Saints?Teddy Bridgewater got a bulk of the workload under center in Week 1. He’s already improving on his reps from last season after he missed all of the early action joining the New Orleans squad just days before their final exhibition game. He’s making the case for eventually replacing Brees. But for now, fans still want to see their QB1.With Brees in, top playmakers Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara will likely get a few more reps themselves.Meanwhile, Philip Rivers will make his showing in the Chargers’ first home game of the preseason.Game time:  Saints at Chargers, 7 p.m. ET Sunday (CBS)5. The 49ers franchise quarterback is backHe’s back!It’s been a long road for Jimmy Garoppolo, but he will finally make his return after missing nearly all of last season with a torn ACL. The 27-year-old quarterback will be able to once again add to his legend, but his first test won’t be easy as he’ll face a tough Denver defense. Garoppolo, who has started a combined 10 regular-season games in his five-year career, will face the likes of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. The QB will have to rely on his offensive line for production, and hopefully his full mobility to get him out of trouble if necessary.Game time:  49ers at Broncos, 8 p.m. ET Monday (ESPN) Another week of preseason football brings another week of storylines to follow through the now five-day slate of games.The NFL is bringing action from Thursday to Monday with a number of stars returning, stars still missing and everything in between.last_img read more

Get ready for Baker Mayfield starting against Raiders in Week 4

first_imgYOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Make your Raiders-Dolphins pick & challenge our pros***ALAMEDA — Hue Jackson is playing it coy, but you can bet Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield will be making his first NFL start in Oakland on Sept. 30.According to the sports online site, Mayfield is a 1-to-100 favorite to face the Raiders in Week 4, with the odds on 2018 starter Tyrod Taylor 50-to-1.Jackson declined to state the obvious after the Browns, with Mayfield coming to the rescue, beat the …last_img

Colorado Ski Town To Go All Renewables

first_imgLater this year, customers of the municipal electric utility in Aspen, Colorado, will buy a little more wind power from Nebraska and successfully meet its goal of 100% renewable energy in 2015.Aspen Daily News online reports the utility has reached an agreement with the Municipal Energy Association of Nebraska (MEAN) to increase its purchase of wind-generated electricity and meet its goal of providing electricity produced only from renewable sources for its 6,500 customers.MEAN has been providing electricity to the upscale Colorado ski community since the early 1980s and now provides about 30 percent of Aspen’s total load. It votes on the expanded contract in August. Between 75% and 80% of the utility’s electricity currently comes from renewable sources, including not only Nebraska wind power but also hydro sources in the West.The added wind-generated power from Nebraska will cost customers an average of $1.75 a month. It will replace the current 20% of the portfolio that’s generated by coal.The expanded contract with MEAN runs for three years at a cost of $51 per megawatt hour. During that time, the city will negotiate a longer-term contract.last_img read more

Trans Mountain response not just about one pipeline says Trudeau

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The future of resource development across Canada depends on the federal government responding correctly to a court ruling that has stalled the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Justin Trudeau said Friday.The government’s response is about more than just one pipeline project, the prime minister said as he took part in what was billed as an armchair discussion at a business gathering in Ottawa.“What we need is not just this pipeline,” Trudeau said. “This is the way the world is going, and if we can demonstrate clarity and certainty for business through the processes to the investors, we will be able to get more built.”The opposition parties called on the Liberal government Friday to study the Trans Mountain court decision, and use it to better define what it means to truly consider the wishes of Indigenous communities before it launches into any new consultations over Trans Mountain.The Liberals promised a new process for consultation with Indigenous communities during the last election campaign, “and that promise was completely broken,” New Democrat MP Rachel Blaney said before introducing a motion that would see a Commons committee examine why the court rejected the Trudeau cabinet’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion.Her motion, along with a similar one introduced by Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, was voted down by Liberal members of the Commons committee on Indigenous and northern affairs. The Liberals didn’t speak to the motions and gave no reasons for rejecting them before adjourning. Trudeau called the court ruling “frustrating” and “devastating” for communities that were relying on the employment that would come with the Trans Mountain project.center_img “We need to be able to build resource projects of all different types with appropriate social license.”The Federal Court of Appeal quashed approval for the Trans Mountain project last week, citing insufficient consultation with Indigenous communities and failure to assess the environmental impact of more tanker traffic off British Columbia’s coast.The Conservatives and New Democrats both have blamed Trudeau for the ruling, accusing him of relying on “botched” consultations to further the pipeline project, which would bring more Alberta oilsands crude to port in B.C. for export overseas.But Trudeau said the decision must be seen in a broader context if the government is to ensure that Trans Mountain – and other resource projects – don’t get bogged down in endless court battles in the future.Trudeau fired back at critics who accuse his government of being unable to get large resource projects built, pointing to one major development that has already been approved in Canada but is facing roadblocks south of the border.“The Keystone XL pipeline has been approved in Canada for a long time and it’s bogged down in processes in the United States because, again, there are concerns that they hadn’t done enough around consultations in partnership with communities and environmental science,” Trudeau told the gathering.last_img read more

Natural Resources minister says new pipelines the answer to oil price problems

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says he shares Albertan’s “frustration” at billions of dollars being lost to the Canadian economy due to oil price discounts linked to export pipeline capacity constraints.But he says Ottawa is focused on finding long-term solutions by getting approval for new export pipelines such as the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project it bought in August and by pursuing Bill C-69 to reform the National Energy Board.Following a speech at an Energy Council of Canada forum in downtown Calgary, Sohi told reporters the key to building pipelines is building trust in regulatory processes and engaging affected parties early on so that approvals aren’t overturned, as was the case with Trans Mountain. The judge that overturned that project’s NEB approval cited a lack of meaningful consultations with Indigenous people and failure to consider marine environmental impacts.An NEB reconsideration of the identified issues is expected to conclude by February but Sohi said he won’t put a deadline on new Indigenous consultations now underway.Asked about an Alberta request in October for the federal government to support crude-by-rail shipments, Sohi said the Alberta request is being examined by his department but he hasn’t actuallyseen it.“My administration has been engaging with the province of Alberta, their officials and the officials from other provinces to explore options, options that can work, options that are practical to implement and options that will actually give us the ability to transport Alberta resources in a way that needs to be done,” he said.“Those are short-term solutions but the long-term solution ismaking sure pipeline capacity is expanded.”Asked then what options are being considered, he said: “I don’t know what those options are. Officials are engaging with the provincial officials.”last_img read more

Charlie Lake Fire Department responds to early morning call

first_imgA total of eight firefighters responded along with three fire units. CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Fire Department responded to a call early Sunday morning.The Fire Department responded to a fire at 4:39 a.m. Sunday on Lake Shore Road.  The caller said they noticed a fire when they drove by the area on Lake Shore Road.When crews arrived on the scene, the fire was a brush/woodpile that was being maintained.last_img

We respect Pant but wont focus on him alone CSK coach Fleming

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant might have played a stellar role on Sunday to win them the opening game against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, but Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming made it clear that overplanning keeping one player in mind wouldnt help the team. “You have to respect so many players in the tournament and he is one of them. But there are others as well. Have to be sure you don’t overplan. He is one of the great young prospects in Indian cricket. But there is Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, captain Shreyas Iyer. One thing is to find a weakness, but have to use it well. You must focus on own strength,” he explained. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAsked if the conditions in Ferozeshah Kotla will help the Chennai side as CSK too banks on spin on their home ground in Chepauk, Fleming said: “The last game was difficult for the batters. The bowlers excelled. The fact that we use spinners is one or our tactics, we have seaming bowlers as well to exploit situations. We will spend time to look at the conditions. Getting the combination right is important.” While everyone has spoken about how M.S. Dhoni is in the last stretch of his career, Fleming said he didn’t wish to get into the debate and he primarily wanted to see MS at the 2019 World Cup. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”I certainly was hoping he gets through to the World Cup and that he will. Haven’t had discussions about what happens after that. I would want him to carry on for CSK till the end of this cycle. He is training well, playing well and enjoying himself. That is important,” the coach said. Fleming was all praise for senior spinner Harbhajan Singh and said that the off-spinner will definitely be considered for the game against DC. “He was fantastic in the first game. Experience is important. There are a lot of left-handers in the Delhi side. That was discussed in the RCB game as well. We will look to consider that. It is about the skill sets we have. It was a compliment to not having to stick to the overseas quota. We will consider it again tomorrow,” he said. While Ambati Rayudu is playing the IPL, he definitely has his sights on the no.4 spot in India’s World Cup team. But Fleming said that the CSK opener should look to play freely. “He doesn’t have to be conservative with us. Loved him running down the wicket and hitting the fast bowler over the top (against RCB) and that is what we want to see,” he said.last_img read more

Fake currency valued at Rs 1 lakh seized in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of Rs 1 lakh face value were seized in Kolkata and one person was arrested, police said on Saturday. Based on prior information, the Special Task Force on Friday arrested 29-year-old Mohammed Asraful Haque from D.L. Khan road.last_img