Cielo confirms MOU for Lethbridge Refinery

first_img Image: Cielo confirms MOU for Lethbridge Refinery. Photo: Courtesy of Markus Naujoks/Pixabay Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. is pleased to announce that it has received the balance of the $250,000 joint venture fee (JV Fee) from Renewable U Lethbridge (Renewable U LA) pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding between Cielo and Renewable U LA (the MOU) as announced on July 30, 2019.Renewable U LA advanced $100,000 to Cielo upon the signing of the MOU and has now delivered the balance of the fee to secure the territory of Lethbridge, AB and the area encompassing a 100-km radius around Lethbridge. Cielo and Renewable U LA will proceed with the negotiation of a joint venture agreement with terms that are substantially the same as those previously announced for the four joint- venture refineries in Alberta.The MOU for Lethbridge marks Cielo’s fifth renewable diesel JV refinery that are intended to each be engineered to convert approximately three tonnes of garbage per hour, including plastics, into high-grade renewable fuels, using Cielo’s proprietary technology. Renewable U Energy Inc. and its affiliated companies, including Renewable U LA, will be financing Cielo JV refineries to be built in Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat and Brooks. The original refinery is now being commissioned in Aldersyde, just outside of Calgary.Lionel Robins, CEO of Renewable U LA, commented “We are pleased with the favorable response we are receiving from key stakeholders in Alberta. This further demonstrates to us that we are not the only ones that believe in the unique and proprietary technology that Cielo is commercializing. Not only do we feel positive about having advanced $1 Million in JV Fees to Cielo and the way things are progressing at Cielo’s Aldersyde refinery, but we are also proud and honored to be contributing to Cielo achieving their goal to have Canada be recognized as a world-leader in solving the planet’s garbage crisis through green renewable fuel technologies.”An operational update will soon follow.Executive Change:Cielo would also like to announce that Michael Yeung, VP of Capital Markets and Business Development, will be leaving Cielo to pursue other opportunities. “We were very fortunate to have had Michael on the team,” said Don Allan, President and CEO of Cielo. “We wish him good fortune in his new ventures and thank him for his time with us.” Source: Company Press Release Cielo and Renewable U LA will proceed with the negotiation of a joint venture agreement with terms that are substantially the same as those previously announced for the four joint- venture refineries in Albertalast_img read more

Man accused of trying to kidnap 4-year-old after breaking into Tampa hotel room

first_imgPolice say a North Carolina man allegedly broke into a hotel room in Tampa and tried to kidnap a 4-year-old over the weekend.According to the Tampa Police Department, 31-year-old Desmond Johnson, got inside a Hampton Inn at 4817 West Laurel Street on Saturday night and broke into one of the hotel rooms where there were 3 children.Johnson tried to grab a 4-year-old, but the child’s mother ran out of the bathroom and fought off Johnson, police said.Other hotel guests heard the screams, so they opened the door and let the mother and her children inside for their safety. However, Johnson followed the four victims and began fighting with the guests from the other room, police said.An off-duty Palm Beach County deputy was in the area and was able to hold Johnson until Tampa police arrived.Neither the mom or the children were hurt, TPD said. TPD said Johnson and the mother didn’t know each other prior to the incident.Johnson was charged with two counts of burglary with battery and a count of attempted kidnapping.last_img read more

Ffion makes history thanks to Girls Golf Rocks

first_img Tags: Eaton Golf Club, Ffion Jones, Girls Golf Rocks Girls Golf really Rocks for Cheshire teenager Ffion Jones who is about to make history as the first female junior captain at her club.Ffion, who only started playing golf 14 months ago thanks to the Girls Golf Rocks campaign, will be the 2018 junior captain at Eaton Golf Club in Chester.The 17-year-old got into golf after her mum spotted an advert for Girls Golf Rocks, the recruitment campaign run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation which inspires more girls to take up the game.At first Ffion was reluctant to go along to the taster session at Eaton as she didn’t think she would know anyone. But when she arrived she found she knew several of the other girls and in her own words “golf was a lot better than I thought.”In fact, she enjoyed golf so much so that when her Gran offered to buy her a junior membership at Eaton for Christmas she jumped at the chance to join the club. She’s since been followed by her 11-year-old brother and the two of them can be found practising together at the club on most days.Over the last 12 months Ffion has lowered her handicap from 36 to 21.8 and was the most improved woman golfer of the year for 2017. She has also played for Eaton in matches against other local clubs, is currently playing in Eaton’s junior winter league and recently, along with her brother, their friend and one of the clubs pros, won a night golf competition where they were the only juniors playing.Ffion is studying for her A Levels at Christleton High School and then will take a gap year when she plans to work and play as much golf as possible to achieve her aim of getting her handicap down to single figures.She will also be carrying out her role as junior captain throughout 2018 and hopes that this will help her to get to know the other juniors better and encourage more girls to become members of Eaton Golf Club. She would especially like to see more girls playing in the winter junior league next year to redress the balance in the league which this year has three girls and 19 boys taking part.Eaton’s Head PGA Professional Bill Tye, commented: “I could tell from the start that Ffion was a talented ball player and she has excelled. She’s really, really keen, completely hooked on the game and we thought we would give her this honour.”Ffion’s mum Hilary Jones – who is not a golfer – said: “All the members and the staff at Eaton Golf Club have been really good to the juniors at Eaton and I’m really pleased that I signed Ffion up for Girls Golf Rocks. It’s also great for me to see Ffion and her younger brother enjoying an activity together, golf is good for them as a physical activity but it also teaches them other things such as honesty and respect “.Ffion herself says:  “I really wish my mum had signed me up for golf years ago, I enjoy it so much and am really excited to be Eaton’s first female junior captain.’Alison Lysons, England Golf Club Support Officer in Cheshire commented “It’s exciting to hear that someone coming through the Girls Golf Rocks programme has developed such a love for golf and is becoming her club’s first female junior captain. Eaton Golf Club has a great junior programme and Ffion’s experience will be invaluable in encouraging other young girls to take up the game of golf there”.Lauren Spray, Women and Girls’ Participation Manager at England Golf added: “It’s fantastic to see how quickly Ffion has progressed through the programme, attaining a handicap in such a short space of time and getting it down to 22 is fantastic to hear.“As part of Girls Golf Rocks we ask girls to become county ambassadors to inspire new girls who come into the programme. By being appointed junior captain Ffion will now be one of those vital role models to new girls coming into the programme and at Eaton. This is a fantastic success and we wish Ffion all the best with her A Levels and her year as junior captain!”For more information about Girls Golf Rocks click here For more information about junior golf at Eaton Golf Club contact Bill Tye at [email protected] center_img 17 Dec 2017 Ffion makes history thanks to Girls Golf Rocks last_img read more

Aussie cricketing superstar Glenn Maxwell just got engaged to an Indian origin girl!

first_imgAdvertisement 2q8ciNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs12oiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1758Would you ever consider trying this?😱yt7fCan your students do this? 🌚2aoRoller skating! Powered by Firework On Wednesday Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell confirmed his engagement to girlfriend Vini Raman through Instagram. The right-handed batsman revealed that the couple got engaged earlier in the day while captioning it a subtle ring emoji. The 31-year-old was not selected for the Australian side which is touring South Africa at the moment, after picking up an elbow injury.Advertisement Picture Credit: TW/OzBlingAn explosive batsman from Victoria, Maxwell stepped down temporarily from the game due to mental health issues in October last year.However, he later revealed that in fact his girlfriend was the first to suggest getting checked by a professional when she noticed a change in him.“It was actually my partner who suggested I speak to someone, she was the first one who noticed it, so I should probably thank her as well. Once I had that initial conversation it was a big weight off my shoulders,” he said.The cricketer also credited his girlfriend for standing by him through thick and thin during his initial days with mental health issues.“My girlfriend was probably No. 1, it wasn’t an easy job for her to deal with me going through my mood swings for the first few weeks, but Michael Lloyd was the guy I had the initial conversation with, he’s been someone who I’ve confided in since back in the academy days, so I’ve known him for well over a decade now.”Raman also posted the same photo as her fiancé – posing with the engagement ring, as she wrote,“Last week my favourite person asked me to marry him #YES,”Chris Lynn, Maxwell’s Australian teammate congratulated the couple on Instagram writing  “Congrats big boy!”Meanwhile, the Kings XI Punjab superstar is expected to sit out for the next six to eight weeks of action, as confirmed by Cricket Australia on February 12. The Melbourne Stars skipper led his side to the finals of the KFC Big Bash League last month. You may also like:Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh set to make their debuts in Kollywood industryCongratulations flow in as Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya announces engagement with Natasa Stankovic  Advertisementlast_img read more

Manure management strategies

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Reducing manure volumes produced throughout the year is certainly worth considering when building a manure management plan. For example, what goes into your manure pit other than manure, urine and wash water? Additionally, it is important to note waste water can be from several sources, including:1. Leaking drinkers and water lines,2. Pigs wasting water when they drink; and,3. Rain water entering the pit.Leaking drinkers and water lines: One way to determine how many gallons go into the pit on a daily basis is to take a water meter reading when there are no pigs in the barn or no washing activities planned. Check the reading after a 24-hours. According to Adam Hocker’s 2014 Pork Congress presentation, Brenneman Pork in Iowa had records from 22 finishing barns that were leaking on average 4,000 gallons of water per week. That would be over 200,000 gallons of wasted water in a 2,400 head barn per year. Kevin Elder with the Ohio Department of Agriculture said, “Additional research has shown the diluted manure moves easier to subsurface tile. If manure has at least 4% solids and even better 8% solids it moves much less to drainage tile.” Pigs wasting water when they drinkResearch has shown there are differences in the amount of water wasted from drinkers of varying styles. As such, it is recommended to check the flow rate of your existing drinkers. Pigs only consume water at a given rate, dependent upon the size of pig, and higher flow rates lead to more wasted water. Research shows that water flow for a nursery should not exceed 45 seconds to fill a 16-ounce container. Comparatively, the flow rate for a grow finish should not exceed 30 seconds to fill a 16-ounce container. Water line pressure should be 20 psi; however, it is important to make sure you have adequate flow rates throughout the barn. If drinker height is adjustable be sure to adjust as pigs get bigger. In general, nipple height should be at pig shoulder level, or slightly above. Rain water entering the pitEvaluate outside landscaping (settling ground), especially around pump out ports to determine if surface water is entering the pit. There are barns that have pump-out ports that have separated, or cracked, from the pit walls and have allowed roof water to enter the pits. Be sure rainwater is diverted away from the building, and make any necessary repairs to pump-out ports. There should be no ponding water around the building after rainfall events. Developing an emergency planDevelop an emergency plan in the event field conditions do not allow for manure application when the pit is almost full. While options vary on location, below are several conditions to consider that might allow for you to partially pump down your pit:1. A neighbor with a dairy lagoon that is not full and would accept hog manure.2. A custom manure applicator with frac tanks or tankers for emergency storage.3. An older swine facility that is currently empty.4. A municipality sewage treatment plant that would take manure.5. Contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District Office to discuss local options: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/SWC/SearchLocalSWCD.aspx6. Constructing emergency storage as a last resort (This has been done before and is cheaper than paying fines and having bad publicity), contact local SWCD or ODA-Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting.For additional information on best manure strategies, please visit https://ohleap.org/last_img read more

Vista Shipping to Finance New Tankers with USD 111 Mn Loan

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Vista Shipping, a joint venture between Hafnia and CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping, has secured a USD 111 million loan to finance four newbuildings.The term loan facility, that would finance four new LR1 tankers being built at Guangzhou Shipyard International, was agreed with a banking consortium consisting of KfW IPEX-Bank, Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch and OCBC Singapore.The parties would each participate with 33% as lenders at the term loan facility and have reached financial close.The 12-year post-delivery financing profits from Sinosure cover and is secured by first-ranking ship mortgages over the vessels as well as joint and several guarantees from Hafnia and CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping.last_img read more