Hangin’ in the balance

first_imgEUREKA >> At any given time it could have been anyone’s game.But it was the Fortuna volleyball team that came out on top in a hard fought four-set match at 25-17, 20-25, 25-22, and 25-21 against Eureka (9-6) at Jay Willard Gymnasium Thursday night.The Huskies (3-3) were led offensively by the hard-hitting Emily Dill with 18 kills, followed by Taylor Fournier with eight and Mikenzie Palotas aided with 24 assists.The first frame started out with the Loggers jumping ahead early 4-1. Fortuna …last_img

Red Bluff girls swimmers win meet; boys finish third

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff High swim team hosted Central Valley, Mercy and American Christian Academy on Wednesday and the Spartan girls emerged victorious while the boys placed third.The 200 Medley Relay of Jordan Munoz, Stevie McKenzie, Jayne Brandt and Abby Lair remained undefeated on the season, capturing the event in 2 minutes 13.84 seconds. Lair captured wins in the 500 Freestyle (6:35.96) and the 200 IM (2:51.35). Jayne Brandt was also a double winner, placing first in the 100 Fly …last_img

Ports upgrade begins with ship unloader

first_img Transnet Port Terminals is a division of Transnet Group, which provides cargo- handling services at terminals situated across seven South African ports – Durban, Richards Bay, Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura and East London. SAinfo reporter 25 July 2012 The arrival of a massive, custom-built pneumatic ship unloader at South Africa’s largest exporting port in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal on Monday marked the start of port operator Transnet Port Terminals’ seven-year equipment renewal project. “The unloader is only the seventh of its kind in the world, and its arrival signals the start of the Richards Bay Terminal’s ambitious R3-billion equipment replacement programme to improve capacity, equipment reliability and service delivery,” Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) said in a statement. The programme represents the biggest slice of the TPT’s R33-billion budget for the next seven years and the R3-billion earmarked for equipment replacement falls within R12.1-billion allocated for the plant over seven years. This forms part of state-owned Transnet Group’s R300-billion expenditure on port and rail capital projects until 2018/19 as part of the company’s market demand strategy.‘An important milestone to be proud of’ “This investment in Richards Bay shows TPT’s sound commitment to the terminal and will make a remarkable difference in enabling the plant to achieve improved operating efficiencies and deliver on customer expectations,” said Richards Bay Terminal Head Victor Mkhize. “A number of tasks will be executed when the new unloader arrives. This includes assembling, operator training, endurance testing, hot and cold commissioning and handover. This is an historic moment for TPT and an important milestone we can be proud of.” The custom-built unloader – produced by Swiss shipping manufacturer Rio Tinto Alcan Alesa Engineering Ltd – is now one of the terminal’s largest assets. It has the capacity to unload 1 000 tons per hour by design, making it a valuable acquisition in improving the terminal’s operational efficiency. “The offloader will significantly improve the efficiency of BHP Billiton’s operation and will undoubtedly make a positive impact in reducing spillages,” said Lucas Msimanga, Asset President of BHP Billiton Aluminium SA – a client of Transnet Port Terminals.Market Demand Strategy to support growth Transnet’s market demand strategy (MDS) will see the company invest R300-billion on capital projects aimed at building freight capacity to support South Africa’s economic growth. “The MDS has major implications for our division’s responsibility to facilitate unconstrained growth, unlock demand and create world-class port operations through improved efficiencies,” said TPT chief executive officer, Karl Socikwa. “Acquiring the unloader in Richards Bay is certainly a significant step towards us achieving our MDS objectives and huge thanks must go to the project team for many months of intensive work involved in getting us to this milestone.” Transnet Port Terminals has prioritised several major MDS projects to be carried out in Richards Bay over the next seven years which include:R3.7-billion on capital sustaining investments including mobile equipment, quayside equipment and weighbridges. Also included are safety critical projects as well as environmental and legal compliance projects.Approximately R1.2-billion to be spent on capacity creation, such as new or upgraded storage areas and re-engineering of the port to create additional capacity.last_img read more

Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite points

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011October 28, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn”Cache CarnivalFebruary 26, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Cache Carnival is in full swing—celebrating geocaching creativity and diversity.  Focus on finding geocaches with a high number of Favorite points to earn five colorful souvenirs and have the most rewarding geocaching experience—or spruce up your own geocache to make it into a Favorite point magnet.In this article we show you how to find geocaches with Favorite points in your area, how to earn Favorite points to give away, and how you can award one to a geocache you love.What are Favorite points?Geocaching Favorite points are a Premium member feature and a simple way to track and share the geocaches that you enjoyed the most. You can award Favorite points for geocaches you like most and find the best geocaches by searching for geocaches with a high number of Favorite points. These include but are not limited to geocaches in interesting or unusual locations, cool hiding places, creative cache containers, or challenging Mystery Caches.How can I find highly favorited geocaches?Premium members can easily find and sort geocaches with a high number of Favorite points in the following ways:In the Geocaching® app, switch to List view on the map and Sort by: Favorite points to see Geocaches that are liked most in the location you mapped in the app.On Geocaching.com, use the worldwide search to find the best caches around. Select a location or specific radius around your home location, select Search, and sort the resulting list of geocaches by Favorite points. Alternatively, you can filter for caches with a minimum number of Favorite points.Project-GC, a Geocaching API partner, offers a tool that lets you find geocaches with a high percentage of Favorite points. Their Top Favorite Caches feature allows you to search by region and add additional filters, such as cache type and size or terrain rating.How can I collect Favorite points?Only Premium members earn Favorite points to award. One Favorite point just for being a Premium member and one Favorite point for every 10 geocaches you find.How can I award a cache I like with a Favorite point?After you found the geocache and signed the logbook, you can award a Favorite point when logging the cache. On Geocaching.com, award a Favorite point while you log your “Find”.In the Geocaching® app, go to “Log” and select “Found.” Write your log and select the heart icon on the bottom of the screen to award a Favorite point. Post your log.To award a Favorite point to a cache you have found in the past, follow these steps:Go to a cache page that you have logged as “found”.Select the drop down that shows the Favorite points.Select Add Favorite.What geocaches are on your personal Favorites list? Share your most amazing geocaching experiences in the comments!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more