SPX commits to SA expansion

December 19, 2019 0 Comments

first_img13 March 2008US industrial manufacturer SPX Corporation has reaffirmed its commitment to continued growth and expansion in South Africa, saying it expects to play a meaningful role in helping meet the country’s growing energy infrastructure needs.“South Africa is on the horizon as the next growth region,” SPX CEO Christopher Kearney said during a visit to Johannesburg this week. “We have a strong commitment to growing our business here over the long term and continuing to invest in our facilities and employee base.”According to a statement issued by the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company on Wednesday, its thermal equipment and services affiliate was awarded a US$235-million contract from Hitachi Power Africa to provide critical products for South Africa’s new Medupi power station, being constructed in Limpopo province.As per the contract, SPX will supply the power plant with pressure parts for six 800-megawatt boilers, as well as jet fabric filters and air pre-heaters designed to reduce emissions and enhance the productivity and efficiency of the plant.“We look forward to working with Hitachi on outfitting Eskom’s new Medupi power plant and to future opportunities in which SPX can assist with the South African government’s broader energy infrastructure initiatives,” Kearney said.South African expansionKearney was in South Africa to meet with customers, including Hitachi Power Africa, and tour SPX facilities such as the company’s Nigel factory. The facility is undergoing an expansion which will be complete by November.SPX has a presence in South Africa through SPX Cooling Technologies/DB Thermal and Balcke-Durr, which supply cooling towers and thermal components for power plants and serve as a major provider of service for existing power plants.The company has 50 employees working for its process equipment business in the region, as well as approximately 500 permanent and contract employees working at offices in Woodmead and Nigel and at four major sites, including Camden, Komati, Sasol Secunda and KBR Sasol.The company has been involved in various international projects, notably the European Pressurised Reactor nuclear power plant in Olkiluotto, Finland, where SPX supplied four high-pressure heaters. Weighing in at 120 tons each, the heaters were manufactured in South Africa.Most recently, the companies played an integral role in returning the mothballed Camden, Komati and Grootvlei coal-fired power plants to active service.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

ODA launches 2016 Ag is Cool contest

December 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced it will begin accepting entries for the 2016 “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expressions contest. Children enrolled in school or home schooled in Ohio during the 2015-2016 academic year have until June 6, 2016 to capture their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is cool for their chance to win prizes, including tickets to the Ohio State Fair.“Ag is Cool!” entries, which can include an original video, photograph, drawing, or painting, will be judged in the following age categories. One winner from each age group and category will be chosen:Grades K-2: Photography, Drawing or PaintingGrades 3-5: Video, Photography, Drawing or PaintingGrades 6-8: Video, Photography, Drawing or PaintingGrades 9-12: Video, Photography, Drawing or PaintingEntries will be judged by a panel that may include representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Office of the Governor, the Ohio Expo Center, and professionals in the areas of video production, photography, drawing, painting and other visual arts. Judging will be based on the student’s visual representation of the “Ag is Cool!” theme, if it accurately reflects 21st century agriculture, creativity and use of Ohio images, and quality of work.Winners of the art contest will be recognized by the Office of the Governor and other state officials at the Ohio State Fair on July 27, 2016.For additional information about the contest, a complete copy of the rules and entry form visit http://www.agri.ohio.gov/AgIsCool/ or call 614-752-9817.last_img read more

Why is a Support System Important During the Recovery Process?

December 12, 2019 0 Comments

first_img“When families and spouses are involved, whether mental health or medical diagnosis, that person is being setup for success.”  – Courtney Wilson, U.S. Air Force Mental Health LiaisonThe recovery process is never a “one size fits all” approach for wounded warriors and varies depending on the severity of their condition(s). While the military provides a continuity of care to the service member during the medical and/or physical evaluation process, it is the level of involvement from families that has shown positive effects during the recovery of wounded warriors. Evidence exists that family members, especially spouses, may offer important social support, including help, emotional encouragement, and compliance with therapeutic instructions [1].  Similarly, a nonsupportive family context may be associated with a lack of treatment recommendations and result in poor recovery [1].In the video below Captain Courtney Wilson, an Air Force Mental Health Liaison describes the importance of involving a support system in the recovery of mental health patients. While the service member’s continuity of care is maintained, Capt. Wilson said the family provides an outlet so the warrior doesn’t have to take on everything by themselves. Listen below to Capt. Wilson’s response on the importance of a support system.Reference[1] Tsouna-Hadjis E, Vemmos KN, Zakopoulos N, Stamatelopoulos S. First-Stroke Recovery Process: The Role of Family Social Support. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000; 81:881-7.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 17, 2015.last_img read more

A Book is the Best Deal on Earth – Episode 177

December 9, 2019 0 Comments

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Singapore Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth joins Sai Praneeth in semis

November 19, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIndian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Friday joined his compatriot B Sai Praneeth to sail into the men’s singles semi-final of the Singapore Open Superseries after registering a stunning victory against World No. 8 Shi Yuqi of China.  PV Sindhu crashes out of Singapore Open Unseeded Srikanth outplayed fifth seeded Yuqi 21-14, 21-16 to set up a semifinal clash with Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia, who had beaten Sourabh Verma early in the tournament.Match point .. awesome game from @srikidambi @BAI_Media pic.twitter.com/ZG9k0clhHA- Lp (@lekshmana) April 14, 2017In another quarter-final match, Praneeth defeated eigth seeded Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand 15-21, 21-14, 21-19. However, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu suffered a crushing quarterfinal loss to arch-rival Carolina Marin in the women’s single’s quarter-final clash.Sindhu, current World No. 5, went down 11-21, 15-21 against Marin.India also lost the mixed doubles quarter-final match when third seeded Chinese pair of Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong defeated the pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa 21-11, 21-8.last_img read more