PENNVEST anuncia adjudicaciones de contratos para realizar pruebas de plomo y desarrollar el Centro para la Excelencia de la Calidad del Agua

first_img July 23, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter PENNVEST anuncia adjudicaciones de contratos para realizar pruebas de plomo y desarrollar el Centro para la Excelencia de la Calidad del Aguacenter_img Economy,  Español,  Infrastructure,  Press Release En su reunión del día de ayer, la junta directiva de la Autoridad de Inversiones de Infraestructura de Pennsylvania (PENNVEST) aprobó la adjudicación de dos ofertas de contratos de servicios, una para la realización de pruebas de detección de plomo en escuelas y en centros de cuidado infantil, y la otra para el desarrollo del Centro para la Excelencia de la Calidad del Agua. Ambos programas se licitaron de manera competitiva mediante el proceso de Solicitud de propuestas (RFP, por sus siglas en inglés) a través del sitio de solicitud eMarketplace del estado.La junta directiva aprobó la adjudicación de una oferta de contrato a Terraphase Engineering Inc. para la realización de pruebas de detección de plomo en escuelas y centros de cuidado infantil. Terraphase, con sede en Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, tomará muestras completas en todo el estado en las escuelas y centros de cuidado infantil inscritos para detectar la presencia de contaminantes de plomo en las instalaciones de agua potable. La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) aportará los fondos para el programa a través de la Ley de Mejoras de la Infraestructura del Agua para la Nación (WIIN, por sus siglas en inglés) y PENNVEST conducirá la supervisión de los servicios junto con el Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania, el Departamento de Protección Ambiental, el Departamento de Salud y el Departamento de Servicios Humanos.La junta directiva también aprobó la adjudicación de una oferta de contrato a Keystone Safety Services Inc. para el desarrollo del Centro para la Excelencia de la Calidad del Agua (CWQE, por sus siglas en inglés). Keystone Safety Services tiene su sede en Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, y desarrollará un centro único para las entidades públicas y privadas interesadas en buscar financiación para los proyectos relativos a la calidad del agua. El Centro no solo se ocupará de la financiación de PENNVEST, sino que evaluará los proyectos individuales y compilará las fuentes de financiación apropiadas, entre las cuales figuran el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Protección Ambiental de Pennsylvania y el Departamento de Conservación y Recursos Naturales de Pennsylvania (DCNR, por sus siglas en inglés).“Cada uno de estos contratos representa la inversión multimillonaria en los ciudadanos y en los recursos ambientales de Pennsylvania”, dijo Eric Menzer, presidente de la junta directiva de PENNVEST. “Asegurar que nuestras futuras generaciones cuenten con el acceso seguro y confiable al agua potable es vital para el éxito y el crecimiento de nuestras comunidades. Y el desarrollo de un centro único para los recursos relativos a la calidad del agua permitirá al gobierno de Pennsylvania ayudar mejor a los socios en sus iniciativas por mantener un medio ambiente limpio y saludable”.Desde sus inicios en 1988, PENNVEST ha financiado más de 3,000 proyectos de agua limpia en todo Pennsylvania, proporcionando casi $10 mil millones en subvenciones y préstamos a baja tasa de interés.View this information in English.last_img read more

Octogenarian sells lifelong home in East Brisbane

first_imgVendor Mervyn Cronin with Place agent Jody Green after the sale of 71 Withington St, East Brisbane.AN East Brisbane Queenslander has sold for the first time in 83 years, smashing the reserve when it went under the hammer. The property at 71 Withington St sold for a $607,500, much to the delight of owner Mervyn Cronin. Mr Cronin, 86, moved into the Withington St house when he was three years old and called the highset colonial home until six months ago. “I can still remember walking through the house when we moved in,” he said. “That is probably one of my favourite memories from living (there).” The home at 71 Withington St, East Brisbane was Mervyn Cronin’s home for 83 years.Mr Cronin made the decision to sell when he moved into a nursing home last year.Place Kangaroo Point marketing agent Jody Green said the three-bedroom home in original condition was a classic example of the worst home on the best street. The auction of the property at noon on Saturday attracted nine registered bidders and a crowd of more than 40 people. The home at 17 Susan St, Red Hill sold at auction.Bidding for 17 Susan St opened at $800,000 and quickly climbed to seven figures thanks to the four active bidders. The action slowed around the $1 million mark and auctioneer Justin Nickerson called the four-bedrooms home on the market at $1.005 million. A few bids later and the hammer came down on a $1.015 million bid from a young Newstead couple. The two-storey Red Hill home has been renovated and extended.Matt Chesnais and Amy Carseldine said they were elated to have won a gorgeous home in a great location.“I can’t believe it happened,” Mr Chesnais said.“We came here thinking we weren’t going to walk away with it because we’d been outbid a couple of times on other houses. This was meant to be.”Ms Carseldine said they owned an apartment in Newstead but wanted to upsize because of the market. “We hadn’t thought we’d buy a house yet … but apartment prices aren’t going up and house prices are, so we needed to make the move into a house sooner,” she said. The buyers of 17 Susan St liked its Red Hill location.Urban Property Agents marketing agent, Daniel Argent said the quick sale exceeded the vendor’s expectations.“There were a lot of people who really wanted this house,” he said. “We had 85 groups through in four weeks and a lot were young couples.“I think this house is perfect for young couples because it’s not too big and it’s around that $1 million mark. “Red Hill is still quite good value. If you put this house in Paddington it would have sold for about $100,000 more.” The auction of 71 Withington St, East Brisbane. Photo: Darren EnglandProceedings kicked off with an opening bid of $400,000 and progressed, through stops and starts, to sell under the hammer for $607,500. There were four active bidders and more than 35 bids, with the price increasing by just $2,500 at times. Ms Green said the auction went brilliantly. “We smashed the reserve,” she said. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoAuctioneer Mark Frater at the auction of 71 Withington St, East Brisbane. Photo: Darren EnglandMs Green said the buyer was a local man who couldn’t attend the auction and so placed his bids by phone from Melbourne. “He’s going to renovate the property,” she said. “He’s got a couple of young children and he’s going to renovate it to be the family home.”Mr Cronin said he was happy with the sale price and hoped the buyer would return the Withington St home to its former glory. Also on Saturday, a renovated character cottage sold at auction in less than eight minutes in Red Hill.last_img read more

Uganda’s green charcoal help Residents cut carbon emissions

first_imgAn East African social business in Uganda, has come up with a household fuel to help Ugandans cut carbon emissions.The solid briquettes are made from bio degradable waste like banana peelings. They burn more efficiently and emit less carbon compared to charcoal.At a processing factory in Uganda, workers crush tonnes of organic waste, then mix the compressed waste material with charcoal dust and later fuse with a binder as part of the process of making briquettes -a type of green charcoal.The move is part of efforts to get low income earners to use sustainable energy to meet their fuel demands. The briquettes also release fewer carbon emissions.“Briquettes can burn between one hour and four hours, which traditional charcoal does not provide this time of burning. So that means, if I can burn a batch of briquettes between one hour and four hours, I am saving on the energy I should have used, charcoal does not burn beyond two hours.” Hilington Zziwa, Project Manager at Green biotech energyFounded in 2011, Green Biotech Energy is also keen to help conserve Uganda’s forests. Uganda loses at least 70,000 hectares of forest cover annually to the lucrative charcoal trade.last_img read more

Giorgio Chiellini hands Juventus injury boost

first_imgSarri hopes to have Chiellini ready to return as soon as the experienced centre-back feels physically comfortable, with Juve entering a potentially decisive part of the season in which they play five games in 16 days.The Bianconeri head to Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday before two games next week, including a Coppa Italia clash with Milan on February 13. The first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Lyon is on February 26.“He’s proceeding as scheduled. Giorgio is alternating between individual and team training,” Sarri said to reporters.“The progress that he is making is very important. The most important thing right now is to listen to what he says to us. Clinically, he is totally healed. All that matters now is how he feels.”Maurizio Sarri hopes to have Giorgio Chiellini available soon, although he will not rush back the defender. #football #soccer #Football— Sportskeeda Football (@SK_Football) February 7, 2020Sarri has no concerns about the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo, who turned 35 this week and struggled in the first part of the season with a knee problem.“Cristiano was in excellent condition in today’s training and has been ever since he got over his knee trouble,” he said.Sarri plans to give more playing time to Adrien Rabiot, who has started four Serie A games in 2020 after starting just five times in the league before the turn of the year.However, he insists Blaise Matuidi will have an important role to play during the remainder of the season. Read Also: Ronaldo wishes himself happy 35th birthday as Juventus superstar defies his age“Rabiot is improving a lot and is in a very good moment, so I’ve picked him rather than other midfielders, but we can’t forget who Matuidi is and what strengths he has,” said Sarri.“In the long run, Matuidi is one of those players who is always useful. This is just one period; there are lots of games to play.“But now, I honestly think we have to give this guy [Rabiot] some consistency. He’s finding confidence and form. I think he can improve further. I think it’s important now to let him play four or five games to find consistency.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Maurizio Sarri hopes to have Giorgio Chiellini available soon, although he will not rush back the defender. Giorgio Chiellini is close to making his Juventus return, head coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed.Advertisementcenter_img The 35-year-old had surgery in September on a ruptured cruciate ligament and was ruled out for six months. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

Hillenbrand announces second annual One Campaign

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket have recently announced plans for their second annual One Campaign.Employees will volunteer their time to help the Batesville Community Education Foundation and the United Way of Franklin County in the company’s week of volunteering.Part of the One Campaign is partnering with an organization to host an educational awareness campaign called the Month of Awareness.Hillenbrand will partner with the Rural Alliance for the Arts during the month of May and will focus on arts and culture by working with WTIU, an Indiana PBS affiliate, and the Gibson Theatre to host a short film series, bring in guest speakers, and promote other art and culture opportunities within the community.For the Year of Giving, Hillenbrand will donate $25,000 to the Batesville Area Resource Center to complete their building project.last_img read more

FCCS Ag Gets $15k Grant

first_imgBrookville, IN — The American Farmers Grow Rural Education program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for $10,000 to $25,000 grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. Franklin County Community School Ag teachers, Mrs. Hornberger and Mr. Frazier, were one of six school programs in Indiana chosen to receive a grant. Their grant was awarded in the amount of $15,000 for the agriculture programs at Franklin County Community High School and Franklin County Middle School.last_img

Hammers end on a high after Nolan treble

first_imgCaptain Kevin Nolan scored a hat-trick as West Ham signed off the Barclays Premier League campaign with an entertaining 4-2 win over relegated Reading at Upton Park. The Irons were in complete control after a mistake from new England call-up Alex McCarthy gifted Nolan the opener on 23 minutes, with Ricardo Vaz Te sweeping home a second following more good work from Andy Carroll, completing the final game of his season-long loan from Liverpool. However, the Royals, who were relegated a couple of weeks ago, responded with two quick goals at the start of the second half through Garath McCleary and substitute Adam Le Fondre. The Irons, though, made sure of a creditable top-10 finish when Nolan netted again and then completed his hat-trick with a header three minutes from time. West Ham created an early opening when a deep cross from Mark Noble floated over to the far post, where Carroll just could not get enough contact to steer the ball past McCarthy. The Royals were not about to roll over and were almost ahead on eight minutes when Pavel Pogrebnyak’s downward header was turned away at full stretch by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Chris Gunter was clear of the West Ham defence on 22 minutes down the right and on into the penalty area, but his angled shot flew into the side netting. It proved a costly miss as West Ham went up the other end and took the lead, with more than a helping hand from the Reading keeper. There seemed little danger as McCarthy went to clear a routine back-pass, but only managed to smack the ball into Carroll. Nolan was on hand to collect, sidestep the embarrassed Royals number 21 and roll the ball into an empty net. McCarthy then showed just what he is capable of when pushing a bullet-header from Nolan up on to the crossbar. But it was 2-0 on 34 minutes. Carroll was again involved, as the England centre-forward pulled down a deep cross from the left and laid it back into the path of Vaz Te, who drove the ball back into the bottom corner. West Ham continued to press ahead of the interval and Vaz Te rattled the woodwork after darting into the right side of the penalty area once again, before Mohamed Diame drilled his 20-yard shot over the crossbar. The visitors had a goal back on 53 minutes as McCleary’s shot from the edge of the penalty area was deflected past the keeper off Noble. Remarkably, Reading were level within 90 seconds. Nick Blackman got away down the left and his ball floated right through the West Ham six-yard box toward the far post, where Le Fondre arrived to smash in the equaliser. West Ham slowly gained some momentum, and restored their lead on 79 minutes after Nolan latched on to a clever chip from Noble to hold off the Reading defence and slot past McCarthy. And the Royals keeper was beaten again three minutes from time when Nolan headed in a cross from Modibo Maiga to complete his hat-trick. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

City buy stake in Japanese club

first_img Press Association The deal will bring the Marinos into a network which also includes new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC and Australian club Melbourne Heart, as well as City’s senior, youth and women’s teams. The partnership was announced in conjunction with the Marinos’ owners, car manufacturer Nissan, and will see the four-times Asia champions gain access to the coaching, management, medical and sports science expertise of the City Football Group. City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: “We’re thrilled to be able to play a role in investing and building on the ongoing success of YF Marinos. “We are proud to offer a collaborative and integrated approach to the football, marketing, media and commercial development of all the clubs in the City family. “At the same time, we are proud that each of our clubs is firmly rooted and invested in its local community as well as connected and engaged with its supporter base. “We are very much looking forward to starting our collaboration.” The announcement comes a year after City announced the launch of their MLS project in conjunction with baseball’s most famous club, the New York Yankees. In January, they then acquired an 80 per cent stake in Melbourne Heart as the major investor in a consortium that took over the A-League club. Their latest project sees them invest in a long-established Japanese top-flight club. As well as their Asian titles, the Marinos have won the J-League three times and finished runners-up last year. Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive of Nissan, said: “The YF Marinos is an excellent soccer club with a rich history which has grown hand in hand with Nissan. “This partnership will contribute to the growth of the club, the growth of our shared hometown, Yokohama, as well as Yokosuka and Japanese soccer.” center_img Manchester City have expanded their growing global portfolio by announcing the purchase of a minority stake in Japanese J-League club Yokohama F Marinos.last_img read more

Dead woman received notice that she is COVID-19 positive

first_imgA woman who has been dead for six months got a notice from the health department stating that she had tested positive for COVID-19.According to reports, Sandra Whittington died of COPD on February 16, weeks before the virus was detected near her home in Shelby County, Tennessee. Her son says the family recently received a notice saying Whittington had tested positive and that she should isolate herself from others.“I’m just having a hard time understanding how they can say someone has COVID-19 when they are not even alive,” Troy Whittington, Sandra’s son, told WATN.Whittingham says the health department claims his mother had taken a COVID-19 test on June 20, about five months after she had passed away and been cremated.The health department issued an apology to the family for the mistake.last_img read more

Gender-neutral bathroom, Leavey resolutions pass

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government senators unanimously approved two resolutions advocating for the renovation of Leavey Library and the installation of a gender-neutral bathroom in the Student Union on Tuesday.USG uses resolutions to communicate the collective opinion of the student body to the administration.Passed · The USG Senate passed a resolution for renovations to Leavey Library and a gender-neutral bathroom in the Student Union on Tuesday. – Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanThe passage of the gender-neutral bathroom resolution coincides with a key step toward the creation of a gender-neutral housing pilot program on the Rainbow Floor, a special interest housing option for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and allies in Century Apartments. USG senators signed off on a resolution before spring break advocating for the pilot program.[Correction: A previous version indicated that the USC Board of Trustees approved the gender-inclusive housing pilot program. It was not approved by the Board of Trustees but rather campus administration. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.]While Josh DeMilta, USG director of diversity affairs, said the step is important, he said it does not guarantee that there will be a gender-neutral housing option next year.“This accomplishment was a huge hurdle, but there is still some work to be done [before] it’s a done deal,” DeMilta said.The gender-neutral bathroom resolution proposes redesignating an existing bathroom in the Student Union to a gender-neutral bathroom because of its proximity to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center.Of 294 respondents to a USG survey, 85 percent of students said they support making a single-occupancy bathroom in the Student Union gender-neutral, according to the resolution.“We want all students at USC to feel comfortable, welcome and have their basic needs addressed,” USG President Monish Tyagi said.The Leavey Library renovation is in the study stage and no fixed timeline has been set for the project, said Hugh McHarg, executive director of communications and public programming for USC Libraries.“There is tremendous enthusiasm and support for making Leavey … to be a center for student intellectual life on campus,” McHarg said.Greek Sen. Andres Guarnizo-Ospina, who authored the resolution, said he hopes the resolution will expedite the resolution process.“The idea is that by supporting this renovation, the administration will go quicker and students will be better off when the resolution is done,” he said.Guarnizo-Ospina said students expressed needs for improvements ranging from updating the furniture to providing more space.Arye Lavin, a freshman majoring in neuroscience, said he believes the facility needs aesthetic improvements.“The walls need to be repainted,” said Lavin, who studies in the library regularly.“The color temperature in Leavey is not conducive to proper studying.”During Tuesday’s Senate meeting, the Senate also introduced a resolution fully supporting USC’s specific plan to renovate the University Village.The resolution will be voted on next week, the last official Senate meeting before USG officers for the 2012-2013 school year are sworn in on April 3.last_img read more