Jacobs Honored with Three National Excellence Awards by American Council of Engineering Companies

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Company News Briefs Jacobs Honored with Three National Excellence Awards by American Council of Engineering Companies From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 11:34 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it was honored with three awards at the 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards Gala.ACEC’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards recognize preeminent engineering achievements from throughout the world, using criteria such as uniqueness and originality, complexity, and technical, economic and social value.Jacobs received Honor Awards for its work on two projects: The Chicago Department of Aviation’s Runway 10C-28C and Associated Taxiways project at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill; and Texas A&M University’s superior-efficiency power plant upgrade at its campus in College Station, Texas. Jacobs also won a National Recognition award for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Hwy 169/I-494 Interchange Reconstruction Project in Hennepin County, Minn.For the project at O’Hare International Airport, Jacobs was part of a joint venture team that included AECOM, Milhouse Engineering & Construction, and Delta Engineering Group. With a total project budget of $1.3 billion, the design of new Runway 10C-28C included paving, lighting, marking, grading, drainage, service roads, airfield utilities, cargo tunnel, two cargo aprons, and navigational aids as well as project phasing and coordination with other enabling and ancillary projects. Delivered ahead of schedule and on budget, the project provided O’Hare with a parallel runway system that increases capacity and efficiency, representing a nearly $4 billion economic impact.At Texas A&M University, Jacobs provided full-service design of the campus’ cogeneration plant, including combined heat and power (CHP) and electrical system design, construction administration, and commissioning. The new system requires one-third less fuel than a typical off-campus power plant with similar output and significantly reduces air polluting emissions. It generates up to 43.5 megawatts of electricity and serves the district energy system by supplying steam and chilled water for space cooling, heating, and hot water for the 5,200-acre campus. During the first month of the system’s operation, Texas A&M’s energy savings exceeded $1 million. The superior-efficiency power plant is part of the university’s initiative to reduce its CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tons over 30 years. The plant was the recipient of a 2013 ENERGY STAR® CHP Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.The Hwy 169/I-494 Interchange Reconstruction Project in Hennepin County, Minnesota included a new interchange, freeway and local road system to replace one of the most congested interchanges in the region. The project demanded a complex design involving 12 new or widened bridges, six roundabouts, 11,000 feet of retaining wall, and seven noise walls. Together with design partner TKDA, Jacobs used performance-based design and design-build contracting to deliver the project nearly $40M under original estimates and on schedule, all while maintaining traffic flow. The project was also selected for the ACEC Minnesota Chapter’s Grand Conceptor Award, the chapter’s highest honor.Jacobs Executive Vice President Phil Stassi stated, “It is very rewarding to be recognized by our peers at ACEC. We are pleased to have partnered with excellent team members and clients on these projects; which demonstrate some of our innovative delivery and design techniques and are the result of our relentless focus on safety, quality, value, and helping our clients achieve their goals.”Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Death of former Councillor Francis Brennan

first_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Death of former Councillor Francis Brennancenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook Former Donegal Councillor Francis Brennan has died.Mr Brennan served in the Glenties Electoral Area for nine years. He was selected by Fianna Fail in late 1990, and formerly co-opted onto the council in January 1991.He was the son of Donegal TD Joe Brennan, a former Minister, Ceann Comhairle and Deputy Leader of Fianna Fail. Mr Brennan was an auctioneer and estate agent, and in recent years, was instrumental in the restoration of The Laurels, the cottage which was the setting for Brian Friel’s ‘Dancing with Lughnasa’.Among those paying tribute this morning was Fianna Fail Cllr Anthony Molloy…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/amolloy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDonegal Hurlers looking for third win on the trotNext articleGAA Preview: Mid League Review with Barry Monaghan admin By admin – February 21, 2020 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitterlast_img read more

White Denim Announces 2019 West Coast Spring Tour

first_imgWhite Denim has announced their first batch of headlining tour dates for 2019. The rock band from Austin, Texas will perform nine shows across the western United States and Canada this spring, ahead of their previously announced concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 1st, in support of moe. and Mike Gordon.The two-week spring tour will begin with a show at Seattle, WA’s Neumos on April 17th, and continue throughout the remainder of the month before wrapping up with a gig at San Diego’s Belly Up on April 28th. Other scheduled stops on their upcoming spring tour include shows at Bellingham, WA’s Wild Buffalo (4/18); Vancouver, BC’s Rickshaw Theatre (4/19); Portland, OR’s Doug Fir Lounge (4/20); Petaluma, CA’s Mystic Theatre (4/23); Sacramento, CA’s Harlows (4/24); San Francisco, CA’s The Independent (4/25); and Los Angeles, CA’s Teragram Ballroom (4/26). Once & Future Band will support White Denim at their Petaluma, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego shows.Prior to their shows in April, White Denim will head over the pond to the United Kingdom and Ireland for an 11-date international tour throughout the month of February.White Denim’s 2018 tour dates have come in support of their eighth studio album, Performance, which the band released in late August via City Slang Records. The recent studio release has only further cemented the rock band as one of the most exciting live acts in the business, as they’ve spent the last few years touring extensively across the country as well as opening for The Revivalists, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and Eric Krasno, to name a few. White Denim has also enjoyed exposure on a larger scale, as the band recently performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.Pre-sale tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale tomorrow, November 28th at 10 a.m. (PST) here, by using the password “PERFORMANCE.”For more information on ticketing and a full list of White Denim’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

Hundreds of Sick Canadians Euthanized for Loneliness

first_imgEuthanasia Prevention Coalition 28 July 2020Family First Comment: We are told that euthanasia is “compassion.” But how compassionate is it when last year in Canada, hundreds of sick people were euthanized because of loneliness? The country’s 2019 MAID [medical assistance in dying] Annual Report found that 13.7% of the 5,631 Canadians killed by doctors asked to be lethally injected because of “isolation or loneliness.” If my math is right, that’s about 771 people, or 64 a month, or two per day.The country’s 2019 MAID [medical assistance in dying] Annual Report found that 13.7 percent of the 5,631 Canadians killed by doctors asked to be lethally injected because of “isolation or loneliness.” If my math is right, that’s about 771 people, or 64 a month, or two per day. Good grief!Some of the other reasons people gave for asking to be killed:Loss of ability to engage in enjoyable activities, 82.1 percent. That’s a serious concern, but with proper interventions, it can be overcome.Loss of ability to perform activities of daily living, 78.1 percent. Ditto.“Inadequate control of pain (or concern about it),” 53.9 percent. That’s a scandalously high percentage. Palliative and hospice pain-control experts will tell you that most serious pain in terminal illnesses can be successfully alleviated.Loss of dignity, 53.3 percent. Again, this is a serious concern but can be overcome with appropriate care.Perceived burden on family, friends, and caregivers, 34 percent. In other words, people put themselves out of their loved one’s misery.Emotional distress/anxiety/fear/existential suffering, 4.7 percent.These statistics are scandalous and should make Canada deeply ashamed.Alas, most Canadians are proud that their doctors can legally kill sick people whose deaths are “reasonably foreseeable.” Not only that, but the country is now engaged in the process that will expand the conditions qualifying for lethal injection, including incompetent people with dementia if they asked to be put down in an advance directive.READ MORE: https://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2020/07/hundreds-of-sick-canadians-euthanized.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

The Latest: NASCAR fans tailgating near Darlington Raceway

first_imgKevin Nobles wasn’t going to miss a race at Darlington Raceway. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t get near the track. Nobles was part of a five-person group setting up a tailgate at an RV park outside the venue known as the the track “Too Tough To Tame.”Nobles, 56, from Aynor and on his way to Myrtle Beach, says he wanted to be close enough “to hear the engines and smell the gas fumes.”Nobles was excited that races were going live and believes it could be a big lift for fans following a 10-week hiatus amid the global coronavirus pandemic. William Coats, another member of the group, said the fellowship they’ll share Sunday is important. Xfinity drivers race Tuesday night, with Cup series racers going again at Darlington on Wednesday night.___11:30 a.m.NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France is at Darlington Raceway and will remain outside the infield.The 75-year-old France is considered high risk to contract the coronavirus. NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted audio on Twitter in which France grabs the public address microphone in the scoring tower and thanks “the entire industry for their efforts to get us back racing.” Darlington is hosting three events over four days. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___12:30 p.m.Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp says he’s amazed at how quickly every part of NASCAR came together to bring back the sport.NASCAR’s top Cup series returns to the track later Sunday after 10 weeks off because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tharp was visiting the Raceway Grill outside Turn 2, where team owners were setting up for a watch party. He says the cooperation in NASCAR was essential in setting up three races over four days. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):___1 p.m. Associated Press ___12:45 p.m.The first sign that Sunday’s race wasn’t a normal one for NASCAR was the lack of traffic on the four-lane highway outside of Darlington Raceway.Traffic is always one of NASCAR’s biggest issues as thousands of fans descend on often rural areas not equipped for the overflow of cars. Participants then turned onto a gravel road guarded by four state trooper vehicles and entered a health screening area. NASCAR officials there checked names, administered a temperature check with a device pointed at the forehead and logged the reading on a chart.Ryan Newman was in the car behind The Associated Press in the screening line. He leaned out his window for the temperature check and removed his hat so the thermometer could scan his forehead. Newman, wearing a camouflage face mask, was cleared to enter the track to prepare for his first race since he suffered a head injury on Feb. 16 in the season-opening Daytona 500. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. NASCAR is returning to racing following a 10-week layoff amid the global pandemic. The Real Heroes 400 begins at 3 p.m.___11 a.m.NASCAR President Steve Phelps is promising “the best race and racing experience possible every time we hit the racetrack.” The Latest: NASCAR fans tailgating near Darlington Raceway Phelps released a letter to NASCAR fans Sunday, hours before the racing series returns to the track for the first time in more than two months.“Our drivers, race teams and officials have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to the race track and we want to assure you that we have taken the return to racing very seriously,” Phelps wrote.NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR was facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t resume on national television. So the sanctioning body had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive schedule that included 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. The first event is called the “The Real Heroes 400” and is dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19. Health care workers will give the command to start the engines. May 17, 2020last_img read more

Syracuse running back Smith reaches 1,000-yard mark; Nassib finishes regular season with stellar performance

first_img Published on November 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] PHILADELPHIA — Jerome Smith stood next to Ryan Nassib in the backfield, preparing for another carry as his quarterback waited for the snap. Then, as he has consistently in Syracuse’s final six games of the regular season, Smith trudged forward for 5 yards and a first down.The 5-yard run was different, though. Smith surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season, extending SU’s streak to five straight years with a back to reach the milestone.“I told Jerome Smith at the beginning of the season that if he didn’t give me 1,000 yards he was going to be in for it,” SU offensive tackle Justin Pugh said, joking after Syracuse’s 38-20 win on Friday. “He played great, all our running backs are running hard and it’s just good to see him get 1,000 yards.”Curtis Brinkley started the run in 2008, Delone Carter achieved the mark in 2009 and 2010, and Antwon Bailey continued it last season. Smith, who got off to a slow start this season, came on strong and capped the 2012 regular season with a 96-yard day against Temple on Friday, giving him a total of 1,019.Syracuse’s regular-season finale also saw senior wide receiver Alec Lemon haul in five passes for 74 yards to pass the 1,000-yard mark. He became the program’s first receiver to accomplish the feat since Marvin Harrison in 1995.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSmith and Lemon also became the first SU teammates to rush for 1,000 yards and register 1,000 yards receiving in the same season since Michael Owens and wide receivers coach Rob Moore did so in 1989.Smith, who was banged up going into the game, said he was motivated by more than just the yards he needed to achieve the milestone on Friday.“You got a whole team and you got seniors that put a lot into this,” Smith said. “You put away your little minor injuries for those guys.”Nassib finishes regular season with solid performance in homecomingRyan Nassib ran to the sidelines, straight for his senior wide receiver Marcus Sales. The calm quarterback grabbed Sales and gave him a shove, fired up after the two connected for a 24-yard touchdown to get Syracuse on the board.Nassib led the Orange 75 yards down the field in just six plays spanning 1:44. Sales’ juggling catch over Temple defensive back Anthony Robey cut the Owls’ lead to three and jumpstarted the SU offense.Though the Syracuse running game powered the offense, Nassib turned in another solid performance playing in front of family and friends about 45 minutes from his hometown of West Chester, Pa.“I knew this was going to be an emotional game for me coming back home, so I made sure that myself and a lot of the other Philly guys got on everybody else,” Nassib said. “Because maybe it didn’t mean as much to them because this isn’t their hometown, but we made sure we were on them.”The senior quarterback finished 16-of-28 for 215 yards and the one touchdown in his team’s 38-20 victory at Lincoln Financial Field. Nassib managed the game and came through on third downs to extend drives on a day in which Syracuse rumbled for 260 yards on the ground.But for much of the season, the quarterback has been at the center of the Orange’s explosive new spread offense. He’s thrown for 3,619 yards and 24 touchdowns while completing 63 percent of his passes.And after the final regular-season game of his career, Nassib reflected on what he feels his mark on the program will be.“I think one of the things we’ll leave is this system for the guys behind us,” Nassib said. “Because if you get the right weapons and the right offensive line, this offense is pretty dangerous.”SU finishes season on a roll, looks ahead to bowl gameWith five wins in its final six games, Syracuse is playing with confidence as it heads into the postseason. As the rest of the nation finishes up the regular season next week, SU will wait to learn its bowl fate.SU also remains alive for a share of the Big East championship along with Rutgers and Louisville. The team needs the Cardinals to defeat the Scarlet Knights in their matchup to earn that title.After a collapse in 2011 and a 2-4 start this season, though, the Orange coaches and players are just looking forward to another game in December or January.“It feels great,” Lemon said. “Like I said, our last regular-season game, getting that and having momentum going into the bowl game to win our last couple games is great.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more