ECSMarin Ranked #40 on Prestigious Zweig Letter’s Hot Firm List

first_imgECSMarin has been named on The Zweig Letter’s Hot Firm list for the third consecutive year. The annual national survey identifies the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States. ECSMarin moved up 21 spots from last year to land at number 40 on the 2003 list.The ranking is based on an equal weighting of percentage revenue growth and dollar revenue growth from 1999 to 2002. The complete list will be announced in an upcoming issue of a weekly newsletter published by ZweigWhite, a firm specializing in management consulting, information, and education for the design and construction industries.ECSMarin will be honored along with the other 99 winners at The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference and Celebration October 22-24 in San Francisco, California.Headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, ECSMarin is a 220-person environmental consulting firm with eight additional offices throughout the Northeast and Florida. ECSMarin specializes in site assessments and Brownfields redevelopment; site remediation; lead, asbestos and mold assessments; construction engineering support, facilities compliance, and health and safety training. For additional information, please contact Bruce Tease, ECSMarin’s Brattleboro, Vermont Branch Manager, at (888) 718-1195 or Ron Miller, ECSMarin’s Richmond, Vermont Branch Manager, at (800) 520-6065. You can also visit the company’s web site at www.ecsmarin.com(link is external)last_img read more

Mullen: World Community Says Gadhafi Must Go

first_imgBy Dialogo May 03, 2011 NATO has come forward in a very positive way to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya and protect Libyan citizens from the Moammar Gadhafi regime, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said in Iraq on 22 April. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also told service members serving with U.S. Division Center in Baghdad that “the international consensus is that Gadhafi has got to go.” NATO is in charge of enforcing the U.N. Security Council resolution to protect Libyan civilians, Mullen said, adding that he is pleased the alliance stepped forward to lead the operation. Regime change is not a part of the NATO mission, and the U.N. resolution does not address it, Mullen said, but it remains to be seen whether the Libyan dictator will step down. “The long-term political end-state is to have [Gadhafi] gone,” he said. “Globally, the guy is a pariah, and every single action the vast majority of countries are taking are going to continue to put the squeeze on him until he’s gone. Is [Gadhafi] going to figure that out? I don’t know.” The NATO operation “is certainly moving toward a stalemate,” Mullen said, as neither rebel forces nor Gadhafi’s forces can win a decisive edge, and tough fighting continues in Misrata and Ajdabiyah. Not surprisingly, the chairman said, Gadhafi’s forces have adapted their tactics. They are closing with rebel forces, dispersing themselves among civilians and using civilians as a shield. “It’s a tougher fight than it was at the beginning,” the chairman said. “At the same time, we have ‘attritted’ somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of his main ground force capabilities,” Mullen said. “Those will continue to go away over time.” Mullen stressed the international focus on ousting the Gadhafi regime, noting that members of the Arab League support the military action in Libya. “This is the first time that I’m aware of where the Arab League has voted for something like a no-fly zone,” he said. But the international focus only highlights that at the end of the day, the Libyan people must decide what Libya needs, the chairman said. “In all these countries where this turmoil is taking place, what is important to remember and what is obvious is this is about the people of these countries, and we should respect that as they try to imagine their own future,” he said. Though France and Great Britain have said they are sending advisors to aid the Libyan rebels, there is no chance the United States will follow suit, Mullen said. “The president has been very clear: No boots on the ground, and I can assure you that’s where we are,” he said.last_img read more

7 traits that can damage your success as a leader

first_imgby: Dan BergerAs leaders, or aspiring leaders, we all want to achieve success – both personally and for our organizations. Success can mean different things to different people, but regardless of your definition, there are definitely some traits that can damage your pathway to success.“ … A leader that is not confident, determined, and committed toward his duties can be considered as a major red flag for a business,” writes Pratik Bang, founder, chairman and CEO at Techwire Solutions Inc., in a recent LinkedIn article.Bang lists seven traits that if present can do damage to a leader:Lack of communication. If we can’t explain our ideas to our team or thoroughly deliver necessary information to them, then we need to work on our communication skills. continue reading » 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

DOOGEE S96 Pro rugged phone features a Sony 20MP night vision camera » Gadget Flow

first_imgThe DOOGEE S96 Pro rugged phone comes with a Sony 20MP camera that supports night vision with an ultra-light sensitive sensor. This allows you to take high-quality images in low-lit environments. It’s also equipped with a Samsung 48MP quad camera and Samsung 16MP front camera. The 48MP quad camera uses 3D HDR technology and FGX9 sensor for ultra-high-resolution clear photos. Furthermore, this rugged phone has an IP68 rating that makes it waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof so you can use it outdoors with no issues. In fact, the reinforced corners and heightened frames protect the phone from all angles. Finally, this rugged phone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage to excel at multi-tasking. And with a MediaTek Helio G90 Chipset, it exceeds in speed and performance. – Advertisement –last_img read more

GE job cuts in UK linked to Swansea lagoon decision lag

first_imgMore than a thousand jobs set to be lost over GE Power business restructuring in the UK have been linked to the continued delay of the UK government to make a decision on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme.Namely, the US-based conglomerate corporation GE has in the beginning of December announced plans to reduce 12,000 positions of its global power division workforce – potentially affecting 1,100 jobs across all parts of the UK GE Power business.The move comes due to fall in demand for new power stations and reduced investment by its clients across Western Europe, according to GE.The company said the job losses will primarily affect GE’s workers in Stafford and Rugby in the English Midlands – the sites where GE planned to manufacture and assemble key components for the power generation system of the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.Swansea Bay tidal lagoon turbine (Image: GE)To remind, GE and Andritz Hydro have in 2015 been selected by Tidal Lagoon Power, the developer behind the project, to supply 16 bi-directional turbines for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.The project’s 16 generators – the highest value component in the 700-tonne turbines – would be produced at GE’s Rugby facility, sustaining employment and investment there, it was decided back in 2015.However, as the UK government still hasn’t made any guarantees on whether the £1.3 billion project will go ahead – meaning there’s no guaranteed work that could arise from the project – GE Power will allegedly cut 500 jobs at both Stafford and Rugby, The Times reports.Tidal Lagoon Power is still awaiting the subsidy agreement with the UK government, despite being backed by a government-commissioned review, conducted by former energy minister Charles Hendry.But, recent media reports suggest the support among the cabinet ministers for the project seems to be dwindling as they are said to believe the lagoon does not justify value for money for taxpayers.The Times also reports about the potential missed opportunity for UK jobs due to the possibility that GE could source the equipment for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon through its French plants, should the government green-light the project too late.Artist’s Impression – Swansea Bay tidal lagoon (Image: TLP) Mark Elborne, President and CEO GE UK & Ireland said, said: “Regrettably, the proposed changes would have an impact on jobs in the UK. These are not proposals we ever make lightly and we understand that this news will be difficult for many people. Unfortunately, we believe that these changes are necessary to ensure that we can remain competitive and secure the future of GE Power in the UK.”Elborne added the consultation period with the staff has been set in place before any final decisions are made.If constructed, the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon will have the capacity of 320MW. It will comprise 16 hydro turbines, a six-mile breakwater wall, and be capable of generating electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years.last_img read more

Locsin: VFA termination not good

first_imgMANILA – The termination of theVisiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United Stateswill not be good for the country, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretaryTeodoro Locsin Jr. said. During his appearance in the Senate,Locsin said continuing the VFA will be more beneficial to the country andtermination of it will negatively impact the country’s defense and securityarrangements. Locsin’s latest pronouncement wasdespite him saying late last month he already asked Defense chief DelfinLorenzana to start the termination process. “The continuance of the agreement isdeemed more beneficial to the country compared to any benefits were it to beterminated,” Locsin said. “The Philippines’ contribution to the regionaldefense was anchored in our military alliance with world’s last super power.” No reason was given for thecancellation of the visa but the US federal budget for 2020 contained aprovision banning the entry into the US of Filipino officials involved in thedetention of Sen. Leila de Lima. Terminating the VFA, he said, wouldnegatively impact the country’s defense and security arrangements as well asthe overall bilateral relations of the Philippines with the US, perhaps even insub-regional and multilateral levels,”he added.center_img He added: “There is value inrevisiting the VFA to address matters of sovereignty such as jurisdiction andcustody and early resumption of clarificatory talks should serve as basis, aswell as jump off point for a review of the VFA.”/PN The Senate Committee on ForeignAffairs is looking into the Philippines’ defense and military agreements withthe US after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the termination of the VFAfollowing the US’ cancellation of Sen.r Ronald Dela Rosa’s visa. “I have prepared the notice oftermination but it has not been sent upon the orders of the President,” Locsinsaid. “Perhaps, we should review the VFA. Certainly we should do that because Idon’t believe that just because we need them we should suffer insults to oursovereignty.” The Philippine government has yet tosend to the US any notice to terminate the VFA.last_img read more

Tottenham star Dele Alli eases down tension at the beach with girlfriend

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time The loved-up couple couldn’t get enough of each other, taking turns to cop a cheeky feel as they lay by the beach and even shared a kiss under the summer sun. After getting all hot and bothered, the happy pair took a dip in the ocean to cool off, as they splashed around, seemingly without a care in the world. It’s certainly a well-deserved break for the couple, who first started dating in 2016. They suffered a horrific ordeal during lockdown when knife-wielding thugs forced their way into their £2million North London home. read also:Dele Alli still out as Tottenham prepare to face Leicester Dele was battered by the intruders and suffered minor facial injuries as the crooks made off with thousands of pounds worth of jewelry and watches. Reports even suggested the criminals threatened to take a knife to the couple’s dog if their demands weren’t met. In the aftermath of the nightmare break-in, Ruby thanked fans for their support and described the robbery as a “horror of an experience”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Tottenham star, 24, has been enjoying a well-earned holiday with his model partner this week. And Alli was caught cheekily grabbing a handful as the pair snuggled up together to catch some rays on the Greek island. Keen to make the most of their getaway, the couple headed to the beach as they soaked up the sun at the Kensho Boutique Hotel & Suites. Ruby, who reunited with her footballer beau following a brief split, donned a white, pink and black bikini for the occasion. Dele – who has already enjoyed a trip to Ibiza with Jack Grealish and James Maddison this summer – did his best Cristiano Ronaldo impression as he hiked up his swimshorts to get some sun on his legs. Loading… Dele Alli and girlfriend Ruby Mae couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they enjoyed a beach break in Mykonos.last_img read more

Fifth-Ranked Argonauts Win Quarterfinal Match

first_img Share April 21, 2007ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Fifth ranked West Florida (16-6) won all three doubles matches and only lost one game in singles to defeat Henderson State (12-8) on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Bird and Bear Medical/Gulf South Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament. With the win, West Florida advances to the semifinals to face 24th ranked Delta State.RESULTS#1 Singles: #5 Suzana Cavalcante (UWF) vs. Iustina Gasca-Silav (HSU), unfinished#2 Singles: #15 Tammy Kevey (UWF) def. Melissa West (HSU), 6-1, 6-0#3 Singles: #38 Renata Mattos (UWF) vs. Meredith Massey (HSU), unfinished#4 Singles: Paola Arevalo (UWF) vs. Rebecca Staton (HSU), unfinished#5 Singles: Anne Claire Beard (UWF) vs. Shelley Westerfield (HSU), unfinished#6 Singles: Tatiana Rodrigues (UWF) def. Megan Harness (HSU), 6-0, 6-0#1 Doubles: S. Cavalcante/P. Arevalo (UWF) def. M. West/S. Westerfield (HSU), 8-3#2 Doubles: A.C. Beard/R. Mattos (UWF) def. M. Massey/R. Staton (HSU), 8-2#3 Doubles: T. Kevey/T. Rodrigues (UWF) def. I. Gasca-Silav/M. Harness (HSU), 8-5<>Print Friendly Version Fifth-Ranked Argonauts Win Quarterfinal Matchlast_img read more

Messi scores twice in Barca friendly

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Lionel Messi scored twice on Wednesday as Barcelona beat second-division Girona 3-1 in a preseason friendly.Messi helped set up Philippe Coutinho, back from his loan at Bayern Munich, for the first goal after 21 minutes. The Argentine scored his first after 45 minutes, spinning on the edge of the penalty area and drilling a shot in off the base of the far post.He scored his second, with a deflected shot, after 50 minutes.He went off after an hour.Messi only returned to training at the start of last week after saying he wanted to leave the club.Messi started Barcelona’s first friendly on Saturday, playing 45 minutes without scoring in a 3-1 victory over third-tier Gimnastica Tarragona. Earlier on Wednesday, La Liga president Javier Tebas said he was pleased Messi had stayed at Barcelona.“Messi is important for our competition,” said Tebas, at an event to promote the Liga sticker collection. “He is a player who was born in our competition… and hopefully he will finish his career in our league.”Barcelona used 20 players in Wednesday’s game at the club’s training centre but neither Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez nor Chilean Arturo Vidal appeared.Barcelona are due to start their league campaign on September 26 or 27 against Villarreal.— Tags: Bayern MunichGironaLionel MessiPhilippe Coutinholast_img read more

Bolasie buoyed by African adventure

first_imgCrystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie returned from a “dream come true” at the African Nations Cup to prevent Alan Pardew’s Newcastle reunion turning into a nightmare. The 25-year-old has been in scintillating form this season for the Eagles but missed their last six games as he helped the Democratic Republic of Congo to a third-place finish at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea. Pardew had been without Bolasie since leaving Newcastle to take over at Selhurst Park but resisted the temptation to throw him straight into his starting line-up – turning to him only as his side searched to cancel out Papiss Cisse’s first-half header for the visitors. “It was great to play but disappointed we didn’t take all three points I think it helps if you can help the team in a number of position, I would prefer playing up front but I don’t mind doing a job for the team. “We’ve now got another game in quick succession so it’s important that we recover and rest up and get ready for that game. I’ve not played for a while so I’ll have a few days of running around and get some acid out of my legs.” One sour note from the game came as Newcastle’s players celebrated their opening goal in front of Palace’s fans in the Holmesdale Road stand. Magpies’ skipper Fabricio Coloccini was struck by an object thrown by a fan, with both Pardew and Newcastle boss John Carver calling for the culprit to be found. And the Football Association confirmed on Thursday that Palace will not face disciplinary action for the incident and will assist the club in identifying who threw what appeared to be a coin which Carver claimed came within an inch of blinding the Argentinian defender. Carver has overseen just one win since replacing Pardew at the helm but has been backed by full-back Daryl Janmaat to take the club forward. “John is doing a good job,” Janmaat said. “He is making everyone sharp. We like him as a coach. For him as a trainer it is nice for him to get the results. We have shown we can lose to any team in the Premier League, but we have shown we can also defeat any Premier League team this year. “It is a very strange year so anything can happen. We just have to go there and try to return with a win to try to get us in the top 10.” Carver confirmed he will give his squad the weekend off as they are not involved in FA Cup action – with their next game coming at the home reigning champions Manchester City on February 21. Press Association And Bolasie had a near-immediate impact as he swung in a perfect cross for fellow substitute Fraizer Campbell to sweep home an equaliser as Pardew’s first meeting with former club Newcastle ended in stalemate. “I think it’s a dream come true for myself, I couldn’t have imagined anything better to be honest,” Bolasie said of his African Nations Cup experience. “It was a big achievement for myself and my country to finish third over there, we didn’t expect that. I don’t think a draw (with Newcastle) was a fair result, I think we could have won it. I think Newcastle hit us when we weren’t expecting it but we’ve come back into the game and we had it covered and had a couple of chances to win it.” Campbell’s leveller was his first goal since October and the former Sunderland striker was full of praise for Bolasie’s cameo – as he acknowledged the strength in depth now present in Pardew’s ranks. “Yannick is that type of player, he gets the fans excited and they expect a lot of him but today he’s produced for them,” Campbell told Palace’s official website. “I noticed before the game that we had quite a lot of fire-power on the bench so we’ve got some great players and the pitch as well as even better ones on the bench too.” Campbell has not started since Boxing Day but enjoyed another outing from the bench and is hoping to be involved in the FA Cup fifth-round clash with Liverpool on Saturday evening. “It’s always nice to be on the pitch, the team have been doing so well of late it’s been hard to get minutes on the pitch,” he added. last_img read more