Engineering Ventures PC,Engineering Ventures, Inc., based in Burlington, Vermont is pleased to announce the expansion of their operations into Saratoga Springs, New York. The new office, Engineering Ventures, P.C., located at 18 Division Street, will augment the services provided by the firm from their Burlington, Vermont and Lebanon, New Hampshire locations. The expansion is seen as a way to provide the same innovation and dedication to sustainable design, to New York clients from a closer location.Engineering Ventures is an experienced, consulting engineering firm operating and licensed throughout the Northeast. Select, qualified professionals and technicians provide a broad range of civil engineering services with specialties in structural and site engineering and planning. Serving private, public, commercial, municipal and institutional clients, Engineering Ventures also offers full service from Burlington, Vermont and Lebanon, New Hampshire.Currently the firm is working on various projects at GE Energy in Schenectady, New York, the Saratoga Race Track, and the High Peaks Intermunicipal Waterfront Revitalization for the communities of Keene, Jay, Wilmington, North Elba, and the village of Lake Placid. Recently completed projects include the rebuilt Lake Placid Lodge, Helen Hayes Day Care in Haverstraw, work at numerous Adirondack hospitals, many private residences in the Adirondack area including timber frame projects, great camps and boathouses, and various water and sewer projects for municipalities including the Towns of Peru and Westport.Engineering Ventures is dedicated to delivering well managed, quality engineering projects to clients through a close and personal service which is based on many years of reputable experience. The firm is committed to client involvement and satisfaction, and takes great pride in providing creative and cost effective solutions to engineering challenges.www.engineeringventures.com(link is external) ###
At this point in the year, I’ve abandoned all hope of fulfilling my New Year’s Resolutions. I’m honestly not even sure what they are. Maybe eat more hot dogs? I don’t know. I’m not even the same person I was six months ago, so you can’t hold me to the promises I made at that time in my life. My interests have shifted (hot dogs are so last year) and now I’m focused on summer. Today is the last day of school for my kids which means beginning tomorrow, I become a full-time dad without the ability to lean on the public school system for childcare, discipline, and nutrition. It’s all on me. Every day. For the next three months.A lesser parent would shy away from the situation, but I welcome the challenge. In fact, I’m determined to make this the Best Summer Ever. In order to set the tone for the Best Summer Ever, I’m establishing some new Half-Year’s Resolutions. They are completely unrealistic and there’s no way I can stick to them, but it’s important to aim high, right? Visualize success. Be the ball.1. Ride bikes every dayDoesn’t matter if it’s an epic all day mission through Dupont State Forest or just a spin around the cul-de-sac, I want to ride with my kids daily. I want them to get so used to riding their bikes, that when it comes time to run an errand, they automatically put their helmets on because the bike is the default mode of transportation.2. Camp moreI say this at the beginning of every summer, but this time I mean it. This is the summer we camp more. Car camping, backpacking, festival camping, backyard camping…3. Spend more time at the lake houseThe trouble here is I don’t have a lake house, so maybe I should revise that to say “buy a lake house.”4. Early morning road ridesBecause my wife works and I have the kids all day, my only window to get any sort of adventure or workout is between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. I think the sun is up at that time, but honestly, I don’t know. I’m going to find a bunch of retirees to hang out and join their dawn patrol group rides so I can stay motivated.5. Day drink moreThis one pretty much takes care of itself (see full-time parent, above).6. Become a river ratWe took the kids whitewater rafting for the first time last summer on the Tuckasegee. It’s the perfect intro to whitewater, but this year I want to step it up. Nantahala, Section 9 of the French Broad, Nolichucky…7. Tube moreIt’s shameful how little tubing we did last year. The French Broad runs a mile from my house and has no less than 36 bars with river-front access. I should be there every day (see day drinking, above).So, there you have it. My plan for the Best Summer Ever. To all of my editors, I might be late on a few deadlines over the next few months (see resolution 1-7, above). School’s out. Summer is here. God help us all.
Swiss lawmakers have passed legislation allowing more scrutiny of bank accounts held by sports officials and organizations.The law passed on Friday, in a 128-62 vote in the lower chamber of parliament, was prompted by FIFA bribery scandals in recent years.Switzerland-based sports leaders such as FIFA President Sepp Blatter and IOC President Thomas Bach are now classed as “politically exposed persons” in wider legislation covering money-laundering.Swiss lawmaker Roland Buechel says “normally these rules are for politicians and dictators.”Buechel says the law also applies to executive committee members and employees of sports federations.The law allows greater scrutiny of “any strange movement” in bank accounts and financial assets held in Switzerland, Buechel says. Buechel says further draft legislation making sports corruption a criminal offense could pass in 2016.Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article4443936.html?#storylink=cpy
Two Donegal businesses have gone to war with eachother over a recycling centre which one claims is over-run with rats and flies.Recycled waste is on open display at the Inishowen siteHaulage boss Paul Bradley says he is outraged at the Inishowen Recycling Centre on the outskirts of Buncrana.He claims the site is not operating under the proper planning laws. Donegal County Council has confirmed it has started a new enforcement action against the centre.It also expressed surprise that the company obtained a household waste permit when it does not have the relevant planning permission.The owner Paul McLaughlin was given planning permission for a ‘materials recycling centre’ 12 years ago.The permission came with strict guidelines that it be fenced off by trees and that no materials be stacked outside. There are no tress planted and mounds of recycled waste is clearly in display at the site, says Mr Bradley.The haulage company boss claims the site is a serious health hazard, is an eye-sore and that it is infested with rats.A Donegal County Council spoekswoman said Mr McLaughlin had been fined before the district courts in 2006 for operating his premises outsides of its conditions.However Mr McLaughlin has maintained he is doing nothing wrong and said he does not need planning permission.He also claims he was visited by the Environmental Protection Agency and that they found nothing wrong with his operation. DONEGAL BUSINESSES GO TO WAR OVER ‘ILLEGAL’ RECYCLING CENTRE was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranafliesInishowen Recycling CentrePaul BradleyPaul McLaughlinrats