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Posted: February 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Subsea power cables and umbilical manufacturer JDR has been selected by US Wind Inc., as the preferred cable partner for its first offshore wind project.
The project is the 750MW Maryland Development project. Expected to be the largest offshore wind farm to date in the USA, the Maryland Development project will include a maximum of 187 turbines in up to 30m water depth, and will be 24km (15mi) off the coast. The project is subject to offshore renewable energy credit in 2017 and final investment decision in 2018. JDR will supply and install both inter-array and export cables.
JDRs scope of supply for the Maryland Development Project includes project management, engineering and manufacture of 196km (122mi) of inter-array cable, 180km (112mi) of export cable (split into three lengths) and cable accessories. Cable installation for both inter-array, export cables and termination and testing of both cable types will also be provided by JDR. Cable manufacture is expected to commence in 2018 with delivery and installation in 2019 and 2020. Engineering works will begin in 2017. The contract is worth more than US$275 million.
The USA is a growing market opportunity and of strategic importance for the offshore renewable industry. This contract award demonstrates customer confidence in JDR as the leading cable partner of choice, says JDR CEO, David Currie.
To support the project, JDR will establish a storage and mobilization facility in Maryland. The company will also open a project management and engineering office base.
Paul Rich, Director of Project Development for US Wind Inc. says: US Wind is proud to be a local, Maryland-based company bringing a new industry to the state along with thousands of manufacturing jobs for generations, as we establish the hub for offshore wind manufacturing for the entire east coast of the US.”
Posted: February 17, 2017 at 1:40 am
In support of its planned 750 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Maryland, Baltimore-based US Wind Inc. has teamed up with JDR Cable Systems Ltd., which is supplying underwater power cables for the project.
US Wind is one of two applicants for the offshore renewable energy credit a process currently under a 180-day public comment period overseen by the Maryland Public Services Commission. (The other applicant is Deepwater Wind.)
Were interested in putting together a whole new offshore wind industry right here in Maryland, and bringing JDR here is a big piece of that puzzle, comments Riccardo Toto, president of US Wind.
For the wind farm, JDRs scope of work includes project management, as well as engineering and manufacturing 122 miles of inter-array cables, 112 miles of export cables and other cable accessories. JDR will also provide cable installation and testing.
The cable manufacturing is expected to commence in 2018, and delivery and installation are planned for 2019 and 2020. Engineering work is scheduled to begin later this year.
US Wind officials say this partnership marks the start of bringing 5,000 manufacturing jobs to Maryland and generating over $16 billion in net economic output over the life of its wind farm.
We are extremely proud to be selected by US Wind for the full cable package, notes David Currie, CEO of JDR Cable Systems. This partnership will strengthen Maryland and Baltimore as a regional business hub and support additional job creation.
Toto adds, This new partnership with JDR brings us one step closer to establishing Maryland as the hub for offshore wind manufacturing for the entire East Coast of the U.S. Were ready to get to work.
Posted: February 13, 2017 at 9:22 am
Using controllers to command their robots, South Carroll High School’s robotics teams competed against other robotics teams from around the state. Mount St. Mary’s University and STEMaction Inc. hosted 48 teams who competed in the 2017 Maryland FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Championship Sunday in Emmitsburg.
A total of 107 teams from Maryland and Washington, D.C., went through six qualifying tournaments to determine which would attend the Maryland Championship. The top four teams will advance to the East Super Regional in Pennsylvania in March and from there to the FIRST Championships in St. Louis in April.
South Carroll High School teacher Sean Lee mentors FIRST Robotics teams 6284 RoboCavs Black and 10001 RoboCavs Silver. He explained that the teams each compete in five matches. During the two and a half minute matches, the teams create two-robot alliances who work together to shoot small balls into goals, claim infrared beacons and raise large balls.
“You have to accumulate as many wins as you can,” Lee explained. “You have to learn to cooperate with your enemies. It’s all about gracious professionalism. We encourage teamwork and cooperation as much as competition. We encourage the kids to go out and do their best.”
The students build and program their robots throughout the school year. They continually update and modify the robots.
“It can take weeks or months to get the robots to do what you want,” Lee said. “There’s plenty of learning opportunities. We don’t call them mistakes.”
The students compete with two controllers and each button has a specific function.
“Each function is a design challenge that the kids have to work on,” Lee said. “They have to decide what they want the robot to concentrate on.”
The South Carroll High program is sponsored by Bechtel, Leidos and the W.R. Grace Foundation. Students also raise additional funds for the program through fundraisers and the tuition paid to attend a robotics summer camp.
Lee said the program started five years ago and only had eight students. Now 50 students are involved in it.
“They get real engineering experience,” Lee said. “We’ve graduated 23 kids through the program. Twenty-one are in engineering or science related fields at major universities.”
Lee said when the program began, there were no female students involved. The program now has 10 females who participate, and they have formed their own team, RoboCavs Silver.
“There’s a friendly rivalry between the teams,” Lee said. “The girls tend to be more focused on the engineering process, allowing them to produce a more reliable robot. The boys are more about thinking outside of the box. We hope to combine the two thought processes to make a great team next year.”
South Carroll High School senior Lauren Bahnsen, of Mount Airy, said she joined the program because she wants to be an engineer.
“I’m learning to appreciate the difference between the physical and theoretical world,” Bahnsen said. “Earlier this season, we wanted the robot to lift the ball, but when we were designing it we realized that it would be more difficult than we expected.”
Bahnsen said they ended up “scrapping the whole idea and deciding to make a complimentary robot.”
“We focused on doing things that other teams wouldn’t think of,” Bahnsen said. “We designed it to help our ally as much as possible by delivering balls and going after beacons.”
Junior Chris Scalzi, of Westminster, said he “really liked the competition this year.”
“It’s neat to see the other robots. You see a lot of cool ideas,” Scalzi said.
Senior Michael Shockey, of Mount Airy, said he joined the program because he was “into building things. I fell in love with it.”
“It’s an experience you don’t usually get,” Shockey said. “I love the challenge.”
Shockey said the team members “really work together well and everyone put forth their best effort.”
While neither of the teams were chosen for the finals, the RoboCavs Silver finished with 2 wins and 3 losses, and the RoboCavs Black finished with 1 win and 4 losses.
6284 RoboCavs Black
Scott Simpson, Sander Cochran, Chris Scalzi, Connor Gleason, Matt Dolecki, Alex Seidel, Jacob Sabonis, Zach Sweeney, Matt Graham, Cole Stricker, Michael Shockey, Jackson Foran, Jacob Wolff, Mat Erickson, Aidan Yeo
10001 RoboCavs Silver
Veronika Fermin, Joy Nunez, Sydney Arcuri, Lucia Hadsall, Chloe Kerwin, Lizzy Gabel, Allie King, Anna Plass, Madison Snyder, Lauren Bahnsen
Posted: February 11, 2017 at 8:38 am
Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH, to Become President and CEO of Ascension Healthcare
Ascension announced that Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH, will become Executive Vice President and President and CEO of Ascension Healthcare, effective July 1, 2017. The change will take effect following the retirement of Robert J. Henkel, FACHE on June 30, …
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Posted: February 7, 2017 at 10:54 pm
Apply Today for Maryland Taxpayers Scholarship
Annapolis, MD On Feb. 4, Delegate Deborah C. Rey announced that her office is accepting applications for the Maryland Taxpayers Scholarship the 2017-2018 school year for residents of District 29B. The other delegates representing the other Districts will offer this same opportunity for their residents.
Applicants for the Maryland Taxpayers Scholarship must attend a Maryland college, university or approved career school. The applicant must be enrolled for full-time or part-time attendance.
In addition to completing an application, an official transcript is required, a resume, two letters of recommendation, an essay comparing one of the following Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged characters to a public individual: John Gualt, Hank Rearden, Dagny Taggart, Wesley Mouch or James Tagart.
All Maryland Taxpayers Scholarship applications are due by April 15, 2017, so dont delay. Applications are filed electronically and email instructions can be found on the last page.
Del. Rey can be reached at: Deborah C. Rey, Delegate, District 29B, St. Marys County, Maryland House of Delegates, 6 Bladen Street, Rm 323, Annapolis, MD 21401, phone: 301-858-3227.
If you know someone wanting to continue their education, please encourage them to apply. You can find the complete application form here.
Contact Shertina Mack at s.mack@TheBayNet.com.
Posted: November 23, 2016 at 9:56 pm
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed an executive order forbidding Maryland public schools from beginning classes before Labor Day. Governor Hogans executive order benefits businesses in Marylands coastal areas that lose school-aged summer employees and business from Maryland families when schools start in August. However, as Governor Hogans critics have pointed out, some Maryland school districts, as well as Maryland schoolchildren, benefit from an earlier start to the school year.
Governor Hogans executive order is the latest example of how centralized government control of education leaves many students behind. A centrally planned education system can no more meet the unique needs of every child than a centrally planned economic system can meet the unique needs of every worker and consumer.
Centralizing education at the state or, worse, federal level inevitably leads to political conflicts over issues ranging from whether students should be allowed to pray on school grounds, to what should be the curriculum, to what food should be served in the cafeteria, to who should be allowed to use which bathroom.
The centralization and politicization of education is rooted in the idea that education is a right that must be provided by the government, instead of a good that individuals should obtain in the market. Separating school from state would empower parents to find an education system that meets the needs of their children instead of using the political process to force their idea of a good education on all children.
While many politicians praise local and parental control of education, the fact is both major parties embrace federal control of education. The two sides only differ on the details. Liberals who oppose the testing mandates of No Child Left Behind enthusiastically backed President Clintons national testing proposals. They also back the Obama administrations expansion of federal interference in the classroom via Common Core.
Similarly, conservatives who (correctly) not just opposed Clintons initiatives but called for the abolition of the Department of Education enthusiastically supported No Child Left Behind. Even most conservatives who oppose Common Core, federal bathroom and cafeteria mandates, and other federal education policies, support reforming, instead of eliminating, the Department of Education.
Politicians will not voluntarily relinquish control over education to parents. Therefore, parents and other concerned citizens should take a page from the UK and work to Ed-Exit government-controlled education. Parents and other concerned citizens should pressure Congress to finally shut down the Department of Education and return the money to American families. They also must pressure state governments and local school boards to reject federal mandates, even if it means forgoing federal funding.
Parents should also explore education alternatives, such as private, charter, and religious schools, as well as homeschooling. Homeschooling is the ultimate form of Ed-Exit. Homeschooling parents have the freedom to shape every aspect of education from the curriculum to the length of the school day to what their children have for lunch to who can and cannot use the bathroom to fit their child’s unique needs.
Parents interested in providing their children with a quality education emphasizing the ideas of liberty should try out my homeschooling curriculum. The curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education that includes courses in personal finance and public speaking. The government and history sections of the curriculum emphasize Austrian economics, libertarian political theory, and the history of liberty. However, unlike government schools, my curriculum never puts ideological indoctrination ahead of education.
Parents interested in Ed-Exiting from government-run schools can learn more about my curriculum at ronpaulcurriculum.com.
Posted: April 13, 2015 at 11:51 am
The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses – Opening Remarks
Dean Donald Tobin delivers the opening remarks at Maryland Carey Law's 2015 JBTL Symposium, “The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses.” The symposium facilitated a …
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Posted: April 12, 2015 at 6:49 am
Incident at NSA Headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland
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UMd. Investigation Concludes Offensive Email Protected By First Amendment / University of Maryland – Video
Posted: April 11, 2015 at 7:49 am
UMd. Investigation Concludes Offensive Email Protected By First Amendment / University of Maryland
A racist, sexist email sent by a fraternity member on the University of Maryland campus was protected under the First Amendment, the university concluded in a recent investigation. Breaking…
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Posted: April 8, 2015 at 4:47 am
Police Kill One Man, Injured Another Outside NSA: Breaking News
Two people tried to ram the main gate to enter the headquarters of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland on Monday, according to a federal law enforcement official briefed on…
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