Jacobs to Provide Interior Design and Engineering Services for New Saint-Gobain North American Headquarters

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it was selected by Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, to provide planning, interior design and engineering services for the company’s new 320,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa.The 65-acre campus is being developed as the North American headquarters of Saint-Gobain and its North American construction materials subsidiary, CertainTeed Corporation, both of which are currently headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa.Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is supporting Saint-Gobain in achieving its goal to transform the existing campus into a LEED-certified facility using a wide range of environmentally sustainable building materials from Saint-Gobain’s own product portfolio. “Our goal is to design a workplace that is energy efficient, has superior air-quality and moisture management and makes a material difference in the comfort and health of employees,” said John Crowe, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed corporations. “We are excited to work with Jacobs to design a workspace that allows our business and employees to continue to grow in a fully collaborative manner.”In making the announcement, Jacobs Engineering Group Vice President Tom McDuffie stated, “We are delighted to leverage our global building and interior design and engineering capabilities, reinforced by recent acquisitions, to support Saint-Gobain in creating a dynamic, integrated headquarters campus in North America that enriches their employees and positions them for future growth and expansion.”Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Company News Briefs Jacobs to Provide Interior Design and Engineering Services for New Saint-Gobain North American Headquarters From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 1:03 pm Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.40 million, death toll tops 343,900

first_imgMore than 5.40 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and 343,900 have died, a Reuters tally shows. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.Here are countries that reported deaths and/or at least 100 confirmed cases by 0519 GMT on Monday.COUNTRIES, TOTAL DEATHS AND TOTAL CASES 22,666363,211Russia3,541344,481United Kingdom36,793259,559Spain28,678253,144Italy32,785229,858France28,367182,584Germany8,279178,534Turkey4,308155,686India3,867138,845Topics : United States97,5681,647,663 Brazillast_img read more

Clutch hitting boosts Syracuse to a 4-0 victory over Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior Alicia Hansen tossed her ponytail behind her head as “Astronaut Kid” by NBA Youngboy boomed through the loud speaker. She wasn’t nervous — she’d been situations like this too many times to allow nervousness affect her swing. Even as the Orange had yet to record a hit through the first 4.2 innings, the senior remained confident that she was the one who’d break the no-hitter. “I knew that I was going to get a hit,” Hansen said. “There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to hit the ball hard somewhere.”She crushed a two-out single past the Duke second baseman and into right field. Assistant coach Vanessa Shippy slapped her helmet as the tie-breaking runner strolled into second base.Syracuse (18-20, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) was no-hit through the first four innings by Duke (21-23, 8-8 ACC). But after the third inning, head coach Shannon Doepking and the coaching staff adjusted to Duke pitcher Peyton St. George’s sinking changeup. SU batters stood farther back in the box and choked up further on the bat. This helped SU erupt for six hits in the fifth and sixth inning, all coming with two outs, in the 4-0 victory.“We didn’t have to hit the change-up as much,” Doepking said. “We got some pitches that we could handle a little bit more.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough the first three innings, Syracuse couldn’t decipher St. George. When the Orange expected an off-speed pitch, she tossed a fast ball. When they waited on the changeup, she would beat them with a faster pitch up high. So Doepking decided to counter by placing SU further back in the batter’s box.  St. George was forced to throw faster pitches up higher — a low breaking ball might not make the strike zone. This gave Syracuse a consistent stream of balls elevated in the strike zone. “Once we moved to the back of the box, she was struggling with her changeup,” Hansen said. “You could also see her pitches a lot better from the back of the box.”One batter after the first Orange hit of the game, freshman Alexis Kaiser had an opportunity to break the scoreless tie. As she stepped to the plate, Kaiser glanced down at her feet in the middle of the batter’s box. She immediately remembered the adjustments that Doepking had preached only one inning earlier: stand back in the box and choke up on the bat. Kaiser took two steps towards the catcher and raised her hands higher onto the black grip of the bat. After waiting through five pitches, Kaiser smacked the sixth pitch into right field. Holmgren scampered home and just touched the plate just before Duke catcher Jazmine Moreno could tag her out. “Getting hits in those clutch situations, that’s what you live for,” Kaiser said. One inning later, Hansen had another opportunity for a clutch hit. Two batters after St. George was relieved for sophomore Amelia Wiercioch, the Orange had a two run lead with Holmgren and sophomore Gabby Teran on second and third. Hansen smashed a double just inside the left field foul line. Teran and Holmgren sprinted home, providing the Orange with a four-run lead, one it would never lose. Hansen has routinely provided SU with game-changing hits. On March 30 against Notre Dame, she doubled home the game-tying RBI double and singled home another runner. The next day, she tripled home three runs to extend the Syracuse lead to four. Facing Duke, the senior once again had two vital hits to push Syracuse to victory. “I actually enjoy those pressure situations a lot more than they’re being no one on and no one out at the beginning of the game,” Hansen said. “Those pressure situations kind of motivate me.” Comments Published on April 12, 2019 at 5:58 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

Shooter Fowler-Reid adopted by NCB

first_imgNational Commercial Bank (NCB) has joined the corporate companies that have offered to give the Sunshine Girls a helping hand in their push for glory at next month’s Netball World Cup in Australia.On Wednesday, the bank announced that it had adopted goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid in a presentation ceremony at the National Arena.NCB, which has a long history of supporting and sponsoring the Sunshine Girls, splashed out $930,000 to provide for the Southern Steel star’s needs while participating in the World Championships Down Under in August.In return, Fowler-Reid will be an ambassador for the bank’s Excellence JA programme, which aims to showcase NCB’s commitment and support to sports, youth and education.”I am overwhelmed, elated to be an ambassador for NCB. They are a wonderful organisation, and for them to stick out for me and my organisation, the Sunshine Girls, I am proud and honoured to be a part of their team,” the six feet, six inches shooter said.Over the past two decades, NCB has assisted Netball Jamaica in refurbishing its office, sponsored international series, raised funds, paid players’ school fees, and was instrumental in bringing Australia’s top-rated coach, Jill McIntosh, here.Belinda Williams, manager of corporate communications at NCB, said they remained strong supporters of the national netball programme and could not ignore the ladies’ call for more assistance.Netball Jamaica President Marva Bernard praised NCB for its continued support but said the drive to raise funds goes on.”This is huge. We spoke to NCB weeks ago when we realised the gap was still too wide, and they tentatively said yes, and we pencilled it in, and now it’s in ink. We are going to continue to raise money until we come back from the Netball World Cup, as it is a huge spend, and every day something new comes up,” she said.last_img read more

Acaylar ‘not satisfied’ as PH sweeps Macau in tuneup

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Time for payback for Gilas vs Chinese Taipei Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet In Korea, the training sessions are about to get on another level with thrice-a-day practices on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while continuing their two-a-day sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until they return home on August 4.Acaylar is confident that the national team would gain a lot in the Korea trip, noting that the lessons they would gain there will be valuable for the regional tiff.“Korea is one of the best teams in Asia. That is why I really chose that over Japan for men’s, because I want to develop more on service receive and pattern of floor defense, and especially, blocking because when it comes to men’s blocking is really the name of the game,” he said.“Also, I told my libero and my setter that every time before they go to sleep, I will really make it a point that Korean coaches will handle them because Koreans are good in setting.”Acaylar is hopeful that all the sacrifices will pay off in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur,. MalaysiaADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sammy Acaylar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Sammy Acaylar said he’s still far from content with the way the Philippine men’s national volleyball team performed in its straight sets win over Macau, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15, in an exhibition game Sunday in the Battle of the Rivals at Mall of Asia Arena.“I’m still not satisfied,” Acaylar said in Filipino. “What we’ve been practicing in our trainings didn’t show today. Maybe it’s because it’s our first time to play together and also the first time to play in an arena like this with the kind of crowd that we had.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Also, maybe it’s our culture that we know that we can beat them, our intensity goes down. But I told the coaching staff that we have to train their psychology and character of the players, that whoever our opponent is, the killer instinct must be there.”Bonjomar Castel fired seven of his nine points off kills, while Greg Dolor churned the same output to lead the squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Ranran Abdilla added six markers, while team captain Johnvic de Guzman and Mark Alfafara uncorked five points each as the Philippines swept its two tuneup matches against Macau, with the first happening last Friday in Imus which also resulted in a straight-sets victory.Acaylar said that the national team will now go on a twice-a-day training, practicing on mornings and afternoons, before they go to Korea on July 22 to better prepare themselves for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on August. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I want to do that because I want to win and the whole Philippines is supporting us, so we really have to deliver good results.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

September 2015 will be Big Brothers Big Sisters Month & United Way Month

first_imgDSC_1860United Way operates not just in Fort St. John, but many other cities in Northern BC as well, including Prince George, Smithers, Chetwynd, and many others.They operate focuses on their three ‘pillars’ – children, poverty, and community.Advertisement Following a council meeting on Monday afternoon, Mayor Lori Ackerman proclaimed September 2015 to be Big Brothers Big Sisters Month, and United Way of Northern BC Month.Big Brothers Big Sisters has been working in Fort St. John for 31 years, with no sign of slowing down.DSC_1864– Advertisement -Even with as little as one hour a week, children who have mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters show dramatic improvements in success at school and life.The organization says boys with a Big Brother are 3 times less likely than boys without one to suffer peer pressure related anxiety – and girls with a Big Sister are 2 and a half times more likely than girls without  to be more confident in school. “We prepare children to succeed in life, we build pathways out of poverty, and we inspire people to care for one another through all three pillars.” Community Developer and Campaign Officer Niki Hedges told the council.Celebrating United Way of Northern BC in the month of September seems like a clear choice, as the organization hosts an annual Fire Truck Pull each year.The Fire Truck Pull this year, which takes place on September 19th, and Hedges says many different companies are keen to be part of the much-anticipated event.last_img read more

Mars Radiation Fries Organic Compounds

first_img(Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Don’t expect the “building blocks of life” to last very long on Mars.What’s happened in the 9 years since Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund radiated amino acids under simulated Martian conditions and destroyed them within hours? (1/28/05).  Confirmation of the same, that’s what.  In a new paper in Icarus, a team in Switzerland tried a similar experiment, with similar results.The search for organic carbon at the surface of Mars, as clues of past habitability or remnants of life, is a major science goal of Mars’ exploration. Understanding the chemical evolution of organic molecules under current martian environmental conditions is essential to support the analyses performed in situ. What molecule can be preserved? What is the timescale of organic evolution at the surface? This paper presents the results of laboratory investigations dedicated to monitor the evolution of organic molecules when submitted to simulated Mars surface ultraviolet radiation (190–400 nm), mean temperature (218 ± 2 K) and pressure (6 ± 1 mbar) conditions.This is important, they just said.  It’s a major goal of Mars exploration.  Experiments are important for understanding, they preached.  So, practicing what they preach, they irradiated “glycine, urea, adenine and chrysene” (along with mellitic trianhydride to follow up on previous work), using a specially designed Martian simulation chamber.  What happened?  Bad news; destruction within hours or days for most; a few months for some.The results show that solid layers of the studied molecules have half-lives of 10–103 h at the surface of Mars, when exposed directly to martian UV radiation.By cheating a little, they could imagine some molecules surviving longer.  Whether those would be available for the origin of life, though, sounds highly doubtful:However, organic layers having aromatic moieties and reactive chemical groups, as adenine and mellitic acid, lead to the formation of photoresistant solid residues, probably of macromolecular nature, which could exhibit a longer photostability. Such solid organic layers are found in micrometeorites or could have been formed endogenously on Mars. Finally, the quantum efficiencies of photodecomposition at wavelengths from 200 to 250 nm, determined for each of the studied molecules, range from 10−2 to 10−6 molecule photon−1 and apply for isolated molecules exposed at the surface of Mars. These kinetic parameters provide essential inputs for numerical modeling of the evolution of Mars’ current reservoir of organic molecules. Organic molecules adsorbed on martian minerals may have different kinetic parameters and lead to different endproducts. The present study paves the way for the interpretation of more complex simulation experiments where organics will be mixed with martian mineral analogs.The results are pretty depressing.  They could only imagine organics lasting longer if they formed solid gunk, or if they were mixed in with Martian soil.  Either way, such delicate molecules would hardly be available for life in water, where the reactions would have to take place.  Put them on the surface exposed to UV, though, and 100 photons might be enough to destroy them (a million photons for the hardiest).  It wouldn’t take very long for that many photons to sunburn the naked molecules to death.Hope Against HopeDepressing results like these do little to dampen the enthusiasm of materialists who hope against hope that life can emerge from unguided natural processes without design.  For instance, Space.com reported that SETI researchers might be able to find aliens from their stinking pollution.  The “primordial soup” phrase made it into Ian Wright’s headline on The Conversation about Rosetta and the comet.  And despite previous discouragements about the habitable zones of red dwarfs, Astrobiology Magazine titillated the imagination of its readers with the dream that planets orbiting red dwarfs just might, actually, be the best places to discover alien life.The dream is a lie (to mangle a phrase).  So are the building blocks of lie (3/19/08) and the primordial goop (5/21/01).  Get real, we challenge the astrobiologists: you need energy to jumpstart life, so be our guest: put your building blocks out there in the sun (5/28/03).  After all, don’t you argue that since the Earth is an open system, open to the energy of the sun, that’s why evolution doesn’t violate thermodynamics?  Don’t some origin-of-life experts promote UV radiation as a viable energy source to create the building blocks?  Better hope life emerges quick before the little organic potatoes in the soup turn into fringe fries.For some needed deprogramming from the cult of astrobiology, read this illustrated thought experiment by Granville Sewell, a thermodynamicist, on Evolution News & Views.last_img read more

New-age X-ray scanners for South Africa’s hospitals

first_img29 May 2014 Nine hospitals and three pathology facilities in Gauteng province will soon be armed with the Xmplar-dr full body X-ray scanner, a unique South African low-radiation X-ray machine capable of taking a full-body scan in just 13 seconds, as the government begins rolling the device out in hospitals nationally. Speaking to journalists at the Africa Health Conference at Ghallagher Estate, north of Johannesburg on Thursday, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said the Gauteng Department of Health had placed an order for nine units, at a cost of R60-million. “We have identified Gauteng because of the density of the population,” Patel said. “This is the urban province of South Africa, which makes more sense to introduce it immediately here.” Xmplar-dr X-ray scanner is manufactured by South African company Lodox, in which the state-owned Independent Development Corporation (IDC) holds a 95% shareholding. “The company [Lodox] will now roll it out on scale elsewhere. There are some of these facilities available elsewhere in the country, but not on scale. So this is the first part of the national roll-out across the health care system.” Patel said the Xmplar-dr X-ray scanner allows medical practitioners to scan trauma patients immediately on arrival at a hospital. “This technology is quite unique. It is a medical technology that allows for the taking of x-rays digitally. Its unique characteristics are informed by the fact that it is a very flexible unit. It can be installed inside a trauma unit of a hospital. You don’t need to put it in a specialised radiology section.” The hospitals that are in line to receive the machine are the Natalspruit, George Mukhari, Steve Biko, Tembisa, Helen Joseph, Tambo Memorial, Sebokeng, Kalafong and Leratong hospitals. Three pathology facilities – the Pretoria Forensic Pathology, Johannesburg Forensic Pathology and Garankuwa Forensic Pathology – will also have the scanner installed. Patel said the IDC had so far invested R200-million in the development of the scanner, which has already been exported to 30 medical facilities in other countries. “What’s important about it is that the IDC is prepared to back innovative ideas and technologies, and allow them to be taken to markets and be commercialised, and in that process create sustainable jobs in South Africa.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

PayPal Expands To More Retail Stores

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting readwrite Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … PayPal just announced that through a partnership with Discover, the online-payment service is now available at a quarter of a million physical retail locations. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Related Posts last_img

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