A new day for Shawnee Mission schools as voters sweep out incumbents, vote in newcomers calling for transparency

first_imgLaura Guy’s defeat of 20 year incumbent Craig Denny means there will be a new president of the Shawnee Mission Board of Education. She watched the final election results come in Tuesday night with members of the group Education First Shawnee Mission in downtown Overland Park.Shawnee Mission patrons headed to the polls Tuesday and delivered a crystal clear message to the district’s central office: It’s time for a big change.Register to continuelast_img

LSGM honors Mills and Emami

first_img July 1, 2010 Regular News LSGM honors Mills and Emami L SGM honors Mills and Emami Mandy Mills and Shahrzad Emami received awards for their work on behalf of the poverty community at the Legal Services of Greater Miami’s annual awards ceremony.Mills received the Blanca Fiallo Memorial Award for her “vigorous advocacy and for dedication and professionalism to her craft.”Emami was honored with the Alfred Feinberg award for “outstanding advocacy on behalf of the poverty community” and specifically for helping to bring $89 million in HUD funding to a consortium of nonprofit developers to create 200 single family homes and 1,200 multi-family units of affordable housing for low income residents of Miami-Dade County.The following LSGM attorneys were also presented with awards: Kimberly Derry and Ilenia Sanchez-Bryson were recognized for five years of service, and John Little was recognized for 25 years of service.Miriam Harmatz of Florida Legal Services and Juanita Cendan of Legal Aid Society of Miami-Dade County were also recognized for their contributions to LSGM.last_img read more

APPEA: Queensland Benefits from Growing Gas Industry

Today’s Queensland Budget highlights the vital contribution natural Coal Seam Gas projects are making to the state’s economy and the industry welcomes new initiatives designed to harness future opportunities.As outlined in Budget Paper No. 2, business investment over the past three years “has been boosted by the extraordinarily large investment in three LNG projects, whose capital expenditure exceeds $60 billion in the construction phase.”The paper goes on to say: “The ramp up in LNG production will drive growth in overseas exports by 23.25 per cent in 2015-16, which combined with a stronger domestic sector, will boost economic growth to six per cent that year.”APPEA Chief Operating Officer Eastern Region, Rick Wilkinson, said: “The benefits of natural coal seam gas are clear – jobs, investment and significant royalties that can be used by government to the benefit of all Queenslanders.“This budget recognises those benefits.”Mr Wilkinson said budget initiatives announced today aimed at maximising the state’s resource potential are most welcome to secure an additional wave of investment amid an increasingly competitive and challenging regulatory environment.Today’s funding announcement by the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines included:$7.5 million towards industry/government collaboration to identify geoscience projects aimed at maximising exploration success;$5 million for a core library extension to house geology samples now and into the future;$3 million for collaborative drilling grants to contribute towards the costs of drilling in underexplored areas; and$1.5 million for preserving high-value seismic data assets for current and future generations.Mr Wilkinson said: “APPEA welcomes moves by the government to improve our understanding of Queensland’s geology and energy resource potential, which is so crucial to attracting a further wave of investment in the resources sector.”[mappress]LNG World News Staff, June 04, 2013 read more

Signalling contracts

first_imgITALIAN infrastructure manager RFI has awarded two contracts totalling €180m to Ansaldo Segnalamento Ferroviaro for resignalling work on the national network.The larger contract, valued at €136m, covers the installation of SCMT automatic train protection and supervision equipment on routes in the Genova, Milano, Verona and Napoli regions. ASF will supply and install the lineside equipment, which is to be compatible with ERTMS specifications.RFI began work in 2003 on a €1·9bn programme to equip 10500 route-km and 4000 traction units with SCMT over the next few years. ASF already has orders covering 3000 km and 1150 vehicles for completion by the end of 2006.The second contract is to install SCC centralised train control on RFI’s main lines in Sicily, overseeing the operation of 490 trains a day on the Palermo – Messina and Messina – Siracusa routes totalling 232 km.On March 3 FS project management subsidiary Italferr awarded contracts worth €28m to Bombardier for supply of two Ebilock 950 computer-based interlockings by the end of 2007. One covers a third interlocking for RFI’s Verona region, and the other will be used in the resignalling of the Palermo – Fiumetorto line in Sicily.last_img read more