R1.6bn upgrade for Koeberg

first_imgFrench power company Alstom has secured a contract worth approximately €125-million (about R1.6-billion) from South African state company Eskom to upgrade the Koeberg nuclear power station outside Cape Town. 16 March 2009 Eskom began construction on the Kusile coal-fired base load power station near Witbank in Mpumalanga province in September last year, while work on the Medupi coal-fired base load power station, near Lephalale in Limpopo province, began in April. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to further build on our relationship with Eskom through the supply of the retrofit for their two steam turbines,” Alstom’s Guy Chardon said in a statement this week. The work will involve retro-fitting the low-pressure turbines of the two 970 MWe units at South Africa’s sole nuclear power plant, increasing the station’s output by over 65 MW, improving availability and reliability, and extending the lifetime of the plant. The retrofits will be carried out during planned refuelling outages, thus reducing the chance of interruption to generation from the station. “We believe nuclear energy offers a carbon-free, efficient, viable alternative for meeting increasing demand for energy.” Increasing capacity The utility also recently placed orders for new equipment contracts with Alstom for the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power plants, producing 4 800 MW each. Eskom and Alstom have worked together on previous projects such as the retrofitting of the Arnot power plant, an integrated retrofit project providing a capacity increase to that station of more than 300 MW. The first of Medupi’s six generating units will be commissioned by early 2011, with the last unit scheduled for commissioning by January 2015. The first of Kusile’s six generating units is scheduled for completion by 2013, followed by the completion on an additional unit after every eight months. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

clip in hair ltd 18 inch LIGHT BROWN – pay more – get more

first_imgAwesome, the hair is good quality and easy to. Awesome, the hair is good quality and easy to style. I actually cannot fit all the piece on and do not require them all. Reasonable hair quality, lots of sections already clipped, however colour was disappointing as it has a ginger tinge to it. Got them for my sisters birthday. . I purchased these for my sisters birthday, she seems to be pretty pleased with them so far. These are good strong extensions she keeps saying. They’re a little finer than her actual hairWell worth the moneypay more – get more Very very pleased with them and lovely color:-). I was very happy with these, especially after having a bad experience with synthetic extensions. I have dyed red hair and find it impossible to find extensions in the same colour, so i bought these in my natural colour, and simply used the same dye. They came out perfect, and even handled being curled and styled well. They’re a little on the thin side, but i would recommend them if you want extensions you can dye/style like your own hair. I like these extensions a lot. They came on time and the colour match is almost perfect. The extensions are quite fine compared to the picture and were in slight disproportion with my hair but i can make them look fairly natural with a little bit of styling. If you have thicker hair, then i would suggest buying two or three sets. These were sent quickly, arriving earlier than expected and advised. The colour was good match for my hair, the quality seems good, and good value as we saw others seemingly the same for double the price. Have not had them long but no problems so far. Reasonable hair quality, lots of sections already clipped, however colour was disappointing as it has a ginger tinge to it. Very thin strips of hair but cant really complain for that price, you get what you pay for. They’re a little finer than her actual hair. After having her long hair cut short (and regretting it soon after) these have come in really handy for special occasions and dress up while she’s waiting for it to grow back. They’re a little finer than her actual hair, but the colour is a great match and she’s finding them easy to take care of. Need 2 packs for my hair as it’s thick. I was very happy with these, especially after having a bad experience with synthetic extensions. I have dyed red hair and find it impossible to find extensions in the same colour, so i bought these in my natural colour, and simply used the same dye. They came out perfect, and even handled being curled and styled well. They’re a little on the thin side, but i would recommend them if you want extensions you can dye/style like your own hair. I like these extensions a lot. They came on time and the colour match is almost perfect. The extensions are quite fine compared to the picture and were in slight disproportion with my hair but i can make them look fairly natural with a little bit of styling. If you have thicker hair, then i would suggest buying two or three sets. Bit darker than was expecting. Not as tidy as i thought they were going to be. Not sure if i would order stuff like this again online. But they are good quality would definitely recommend and delivery was excellent. The color was more a dark blonde than brown so hair dye was needed. But they are good quality would definitely recommend and delivery was excellent. Very very pleased with them and lovely color:-). Got these for my girlfriend , she loves them thanks. They’re a little finer than her actual hair. After having her long hair cut short (and regretting it soon after) these have come in really handy for special occasions and dress up while she’s waiting for it to grow back. They’re a little finer than her actual hair, but the colour is a great match and she’s finding them easy to take care of. Got them for my sisters birthday. . I purchased these for my sisters birthday, she seems to be pretty pleased with them so far. These are good strong extensions she keeps saying. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-01-21 17:06:05Reviewed Item 18 inch LIGHT BROWN (Col 8). Full Head Clip in Human Hair Extensions. High quality Remy Hair!. 100g WeightRating 5.0 / 5 stars, based on 23 reviewsPrice£27.00last_img read more

Understanding FMLA for Military Families & Caregivers

first_imgWhen working with our Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Military Program at various installations across the state, it became apparent that many of our employees were unaware of the types of leave that are available. Approximately half of our Extension Military Program personnel consist of families of active duty service members, the other half are families of veterans. When we employ these types of individuals it is important that not only our Agency understand the types of leave available to the employee, but that our employees are also aware. If you are a military family member or a military caregiver currently employed, there is new legislation regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that could be beneficial to your family.In 2010 FMLA was amended by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to expand leave rights to employees with family members in the military depending on the individual’s circumstances. Under the new legislation by NDAA, FMLA includes two new benefit entitlements for military families: (1) Qualifying Exigency Leave and (2) Military Caregiver Leave.Let’s take a closer look at which type of leave would best fit you and your service member’s situation.Qualifying Exigency LeaveEligible employees who fall under the Qualifying Exigency Leave can take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave yearly for reasons related to the call to active duty of covered service member’s spouses, children, or parents. Qualifications for Exigency Leave include:Service member has received a week or less for orders of deploymentService member is involved in military events and/or related activitiesUrgent child care or school activities is warrantedFinancial and legal tasks related to family member’s active dutyCounseling for the employee or child who isn’t already covered by FMLATime spent with service member on rest and recuperation (R&R) breaks during deploymentPost-deployment activitiesProviding care to parent of the service member when the parent is incapable of self-care and the service member necessitates a change in the existing care arrangement for the parentCertificationIf you qualify for Exigency Leave you must give reasonable notice to your employers upon seeking leave. Employers may require certification for Qualifying Exigency Leave, in which you will need to provide a copy of your service member’s active duty orders.For more information on Qualifying Exigency Leave go to the Department of Labor’s, Qualifying Exigency Leave under FMLA fact sheet.Military Caregiver LeaveIf you are caring for an active duty service member or veteran that has been wounded, Military Caregiver Leave is available. Military Caregiver Leave allows employees up to 26 weeks of leave in a single 12-month period to care for seriously injured or ill “covered” service members. However, eligible employees may take an additional 26 weeks of leave in a different 12-month period to care for the service member in the event another injury is sustained. Employees may also take Military Caregiver Leave to care for families members who sustained a qualifying injury for up to five years after they have been discharged from service. Eligible employees include the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or “next of kin” of the covered service member.Service members who are undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy for a serious injury or illness may be covered under the following qualifications:Member of the Armed ForcesDischarged or released under conditions other than dishonorableDischarged within the five-year period before the eligible employee first takes FMLA military caregiver leave to care for the service memberCertificationIf you qualify for Military Caregiver leave you may be required to provide certification by an authorized health care provider for employers to allow for leave to care for your service member. Health care providers can be from the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, TRICARE, or non-military affiliated providers. In addition to authorization from your healthcare provider, you may be required to submit documentation of family relationship in order to complete the certification process.To see if you qualify for FMLA leave for your current service member or veteran check out the following fact sheets provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.Military Caregiver Leave for Current Service Members under FMLAMilitary Caregiver Leave for Veteran under FMLABy knowing the types of leave available to you, it will not only help alleviate the many emotions that come with being part of the military community, but it will help you to know your options as an employee in the event your service member is deployed or wounded.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 22, 2015.last_img read more

Hidilyn Diaz’s niece bags weightlifting silver in Arafura Games

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Kate Diaz gave the Philippines’ its first medal in the 2019 Arafura Games after taking home the silver in the women’s weightlifting competition Saturday at Darwin Convention Centre.The 15-year-older weightlifter, who’s the niece of Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, lifted a total of 115 kilograms after tallying 50 kg in the snatch and 65 kg in the clean and jerk in the women’s 45 kg division. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DeMar DeRozan, Spurs prepared for pressure of Game 7 in Denver PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Chinese-Taipei’s Shi Yue took the gold after lifting a total of 120 kg, 53 kg in the snatch and 67 kg in the clean and jerk. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I learned that whatever happened, my focus and concentration will always be there.”Diaz and Shi were the only ones left to compete after about 30 weightlifters from across all weight categories failed to submit the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) a document that the International Weightlifting Federation requires.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think God has a reason why I settled for the silver medal so I won’t be too confident if I won the gold,” said Diaz, who failed to lift 70 kg in her second and third attempts in the clean and jerk, in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View commentslast_img read more