First Night Burlington Announces New Chair and Officers

first_imgFirst Night Burlington announces that J. Patrick Burns, of the Entrepreneur’s Source, now leads the Board of Directors as Chair. Burns, who joined the First Night Burlington Board of Directors in 2005, brings many years of experience as a business consultant to the position and will continue to seek opportunities to expand the non-profit’s commitment to the community and to the arts. Additional Board Officers include community member Megan Brook as Vice Chair, John Scheer, CPA as board Treasurer, and Robynn Albert of Robynn’s Cleaning Service as Secretary, all of whom bring many years of community service to the board. The elected officers are supported by the remainder of the Board of Directors, including Margie Berger of Lippa’s Jewelers, Laura Bowe of Adelphia Media Services, Becky Cassidy of the Church Street Marketplace, Chris Kesler of Earthlogic and Chris Leff of Paul, Frank & Collins.First Night Burlington is Vermont’s largest, single-day arts festival, whose mission is “to bring the community together with an accessible, substance-free New Year’s Eve celebration centered on the arts.” Burlington was the fourth city in the world to embrace this vision, and First Night Burlington recently celebrated its 23rd anniversary, with more than 20,000 participants. More information regarding the organization, as well as support and volunteer opportunities, may be found online at www.firstnightburlington.com(link is external).last_img read more

EEW pipes for Formosa 2 jackets

first_imgEEW Group is producing the steel pipe components for the 47 jacket foundations to be installed on the Formosa 2 wind farm offshore Taiwan. Located between four and ten nautical miles off Miaoli County, Formosa 2 will comprise 47 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed in water depths of up to 55 metres. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2021. The production of the steel pipes for the jackets started in January at EEW Korea, EEW KHPC, and EEW Malaysia and is expected to be completed in October 2020. “The development of renewable energy sources in East Asia is a role model for other countries. After the successful completion of the first Formosa I Phase 2 project (for which we supplied 20 monopiles from EEW SPC) we are proud to be a part of the follow-up project Formosa II,” said Christoph Schorge, CEO of the EEW Group. With lengths up to 78.9 metres, an outside diameter of 2.4 metres, weights up to 280 MT, the pin piles are also being manufactured at EEW KHPC, EEW Korea, and EEW Malaysia, with more than half of the units already completed. Jan De Nul is the EPCI contractor for the project’s foundations and subsea cables. As previously reported, EEW Group is also in charge of manufacturing and delivering the 194 pin piles for the 376 MW project. The Formosa 2 wind farm is being developed by a partnership between JERA, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, and Swancor Renewable Energy. With a total tonnage of 47,500 MT, the steel pipes will be assembled into jacket foundations by Saipem and PT SMOE. First Pin Piles for Formosa II OWF at Gwangyang Port, South Korea. Source: EEW Group. In total, EEW Group will deliver 91,500 tons of construction steel pipes for the project.last_img read more

The shoe still fits for Syracuse basketball and big-play freshman Tyler Lydon

first_img Published on March 29, 2016 at 12:05 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman CHICAGO – Even if the shoe fit, there was no time to put it on. Tyler Lydon’s left sneaker squirted off his foot and he couldn’t look back at it before Michael Gbinije swung a pass to his right and into the wide-open freshman’s hands.Isaiah Wilkins left the double team on Gbinije and darted to his left before soaring through the air. Lydon sold Wilkins on a pump fake before taking a dribble to his left and sinking a 3 with his white and orange sock still sliding across the floor. Gbinije threw Lydon’s shoe out of bounds against the outside of the scorer’s table and Lydon backpedaled the other way, pointing to his shoeless foot and barking at a referee for some sort of reprieve so he didn’t have to guard Anthony Gill with his sneaker three-quarters of the way down the other end of the court.“You can’t stop playing in that situation so I was like, ‘Why not?’” Lydon said. “I think that was like the first 3 I’d made since the first game.”It was a relatively insignificant bucket that cut Syracuse’s deficit to nine with 2:24 remaining in the first half against Virginia, but it was just about the last possible thing Lydon hadn’t done yet this season. He’s proved to be efficient from deep. He’s turned a hesitancy from the field into an ability to pump fake and finish at the rim. He’s hung with the big boys and blossomed into a reliable rebounder, often opposing centers that have far more bulk than the lanky freshman.On Sunday, his 11 points and six rebounds were heavily masked by a 21-point second half from fellow freshman Malachi Richardson. Lydon has rarely played the star. That’s left Gbinije, sometimes Richardson and even Trevor Cooney and Tyler Roberson on occasion. But in No. 10 seed Syracuse’s (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) 68-62 upset of top-seeded Virginia (29-8, 13-5), the supporting role embodying efficiency and timely plays on both ends down the stretch fit seamlessly into the narrative of Lydon’s season that may still not have reached its peak.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“A lot of freshman normally … don’t continue to get better at the end of the year,” assistant coach Adrian Autry said. “Most of them come out in the beginning and then they kind of maintain, but he’s just been getting better and better the last six, seven or eight games.”If Lydon had maintained how he started this season, he’d be the star. A roaring and unexpected performance in the Battle 4 Atlantis set the bar high for the versatile freshman that was now popping up higher on scouting reports.Teams followed him out to the perimeter. They pounded the ball in his direction down low. Physically inferior to almost everyone he guarded, Lydon was on the receiving end of criticism from Jim Boeheim that he wasn’t physically ready after Isaiah Hicks and Brice Johnson tore through the Orange’s frontcourt in the Carrier Dome.Then there was the critique, from Boeheim, teammates and himself, of his hesitation from the field when he’d pass up wide-open shots for simple passes.Lydon couldn’t use his weight to manhandle centers, and he had to shed his stutter from the field. The versatility had faded midseason, was re-discovered down the stretch and had to find a way to carry over into a postseason that the Orange isn’t supposed to still be playing in.Those ways came in the form of stepping out to where he normally wouldn’t and blocking a Josh Perkins floater that saved Syracuse’s season in the Elite Eight. Or forcing Gill into a travel on a 2-on-1 with 8:17 left that allowed SU to slice its deficit to single digits on the next possession.“Tyler Lydon made a couple great plays in the back of (the press) to stop them in a 2-on-1 situation,” Boeheim said, “and we finally got our offense.”Then pulling a once-uncharacteristically quick trigger and hitting a 3-pointer from the wing against UVA to cut Syracuse’s deficit to three less than two minutes later. And finally hauling in a rebound with less than 10 seconds left over Gill and Malcolm Brogdon, an individual feat against two opponents normally reserved for Roberson, but one the freshman did to all but secure a Final Four spot after Roberson fouled out minutes prior.“He looks like a lightweight fighting heavyweight,” assistant coach Mike Hopkins said, “and at the end of the day, no one’s really been able to really hurt him down there.”After his block against Gonzaga, Lydon elevated and hit the ground with the ball in his hands before hitting two foul shots. Following his rebound against Virginia, Lydon elevated and hit the ground with the ball in his hands before hitting another two foul shots. Both plays that will barely show up in a box score, but ones that may be the difference between the Orange heading to Houston or staying home.And one final time before Syracuse left the court at the United Center, Lydon elevated before coming back down on two feet. No foul shots were needed. No game needed to be sealed. This time, it was up a ladder to cut down the net and then back down.His left sneaker was snug on his foot, just like the shoe that Syracuse still fits. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more