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PRRD chooses AquaTech to operate and maintain sewage collection system

first_imgThe Peace River Regional District’s Regional Board has given AquaTech, Canadian Water Services Inc. a 5 year contract to  to ‘operate and maintain all aspects’ of the Charlie Lake’s sewage collection system, sewage treatment plant, and sewage truck waste receiving facility.The average cost of this operation will be $432,780 per year, plus GST. The 5-year-contract has a total cost of $2,163,900.This move comes after the PRRD initiated upgrades to the Charlie Lake sewer system which included collection system and main lift station upgrades in 2014, to increase system capacity.- Advertisement -In 2015, upgrades were started to the sewage treatment plant – which the PRRD says are close to completion.“The identified upgrades will provide future growth for the Charlie Lake area for the next 15 years.” read a report from the PRRD.The Regional District calls the awarding this contract “timely” as they require qualified operators to fully take over the operations by December 1st.Advertisement Upon evaluation, four out of six companies were short listed. Submissions were scored based on project understanding, qualifications, approach/innovation, experience and quality of submission.AquaTech, Canadian Water Services Inc. ultimately was chosen to handle sewage operations.The PRRD says key factors in choosing this company included but were not limited to: experience in operating a number of municipal type water and waste water treatment plants throughout Alberta and BC, their operations and management of a sewer system similar to the Charlie Lake “Step” system.The Regional District has outlined secure water and sewer servicing for rural areas is identified in the PRRD 2015-2018 strategic plan.Advertisement Public meetings have been held over the past two years in the Charlie Lake area, speaking to the sewer system upgrades, and proposed truck waste service.The PRRD says these topics will also be reiterated in the three Water and sewer referendum public meetings scheduled for residents in the same area.last_img read more

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Here Are The Week 11 Games That Will Most Affect The College

As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. TEAMCFP PROB.UGA WINSAUB WINSAVERAGE Notre Dame29.6-1.6+2.7+2.0 TEAMCFP PROB.OU WINSTCU WINSAVERAGE How Oklahoma-TCU changes the college football playoff picture Although Georgia held steady at No. 1 in the CFP committee rankings for the second straight week, this week will provide the Dawgs with their toughest test since beating Notre Dame in early September. Auburn has plenty of talent — it’s the eighth-best team in the country according to FPI — and it will also be at home, a big reason why our model has UGA as only a narrow favorite to extend its undefeated record against the Tigers. Needless to say, the playoff implications of this game are enormous. The Bulldogs, at 57 percent to make the CFP, could bolster those odds up to 70 percent with a win or see them fall to 42 percent with a loss. The latter scenario wouldn’t be a complete catastrophe for Georgia, but it would make its playoff path a lot more daunting, with Alabama (or maybe Auburn!) potentially looming in the SEC title game. For Auburn’s part, the two-loss Tigers sit at 8 percent to make the playoff, and those chances would rise only to 18 percent if they knock off UGA. But that would improve their chances of forcing ’Bama into a must-win Iron Bowl to get into the SEC championship, one of the Tigers’ few viable paths to possibly making the playoff. The only thing keeping this matchup from ranking higher is its relatively limited effect on the rest of the country — aside from Notre Dame and Clemson rooting for a Georgia loss, there aren’t many implications here outside of the SEC.Honorable mentions: Alabama at Mississippi State (23.2 points of swing); Iowa at Wisconsin (22.7); Florida State at Clemson (21.9); Michigan State at Ohio State (13.4).Check out our latest college football predictions. Also, see what it will take for Notre Dame, Clemson, Washington, Penn State and Oklahoma to still make the playoff. Notre Dame29.6-1.0+1.5+1.2 How Washington-Stanford changes the college football playoff picture Miami25.5-12.8+19.9+15.6 Clemson57.2-0.5+0.8+0.6 Alabama62.4+0.9-1.1+1.0 USC6.9-0.9+1.6+1.2 TCU23.0-14.8+23.5+18.2 How Notre Dame-Miami changes the college football playoff picture Alabama62.4-1.2+1.8+1.4 TEAMCFP PROB.ND WINSMIA WINSAVERAGE Auburn8.4-0.6+1.0+0.7 How Georgia-Auburn changes the college football playoff picture Oklahoma41.7-1.2+1.9+1.5 SWING IF… Oklahoma41.7%+16.7-26.5+20.5 Georgia57.3-0.5+0.8+0.6 Notre Dame29.6-3.6+4.4+4.0 TCU23.0-0.5+0.8+0.6 SWING IF… Ohio State14.0-0.6+0.9+0.7 SWING IF… TEAMCFP PROB.UW WINSSTAN WINSAVERAGE Stanford0.5-0.5+0.9+0.7 Ohio State14.0-2.6+4.5+3.3 Oklahoma41.7-1.6+2.7+2.0 As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. Miami25.5-1.7+3.0+2.2 TCU23.0-1.5+2.6+1.9 Washington31.5-0.4+0.6+0.5 Normally in this space, we examine all the things a certain contending team needs to have happen over the rest of the season in order to make the College Football Playoff. But at this stage of the calendar, every single week has a huge effect on the playoff picture. So to change things up a bit, this week we’ll be focusing on the most important games of the upcoming weekend, based on how much they project to swing the odds in our CFP prediction model.For each matchup, we’ll list the total swing it has across the entire college football landscape. We’ll also break out the ripple effects it might have on each school — from the obvious implications for those involved to the more hidden impact it might have on other teams’ chances. Here are the most crucial matchups of Week 11, with odds given as of Wednesday:1So, not including those earth-shattering midweek MAC games.1. TCU at Oklahoma (8 p.m. EST, Saturday)44.3 percentage points of total swing2This adds up the average swing for each game (weighted by the probability of each outcome — i.e., the winning percentage for each team). Notre Dame29.6%+17.3-27.0+21.1 The previous two games each contained a couple of teams with intact national championship aspirations, however strained. In this game, however, the three-loss Cardinal is basically eliminated from playoff contention — yet could still play spoiler to the 8-1 Huskies, who are right on the edge of playoff contention. Right now, Washington has a 31 percent chance of making the playoff, good for sixth-best in the country; those odds would jump to 48 percent with a win but fall to practically nonexistent (3 percent) with a loss. And Stanford is no pushover, record notwithstanding: It currently ranks 14th in ESPN’s Football Power Index, with a rating roughly equal to that of Miami. The Huskies are still favored to win by our model (we give them a 63 percent chance), but they’ll have to play their best football against Heisman contender Bryce Love and the Cardinal in order to keep their CFP hopes above sea level.One more notable aspect of this game is just how much effect it could have on other teams in the playoff race. No fewer than 10 teams figure to see their own CFP odds change by at least 1 percentage point based on the outcome of Washington and Stanford’s tilt, with most of those contenders rooting for a Husky loss. (Because Stanford would only have a 1 percent playoff probability even if it wins, this is the rare case of a realistically probable upset where the would-be victor poses little threat to other top teams.) Add in the extra twist of it taking place on Friday night, and this one could reshape the playoff race before Saturday’s games even get a chance to kick off.4. Georgia at Auburn (3:30 p.m. EST, Saturday)33.1 percentage points of total swing Alabama62.4-0.6+1.0+0.7 This might not be the marquee game-of-the-week you were expecting (more on that one later), but it will undeniably change the complexion of the playoff race. Both teams are 5-1 within the Big 12, so the winner will have sole possession of first place with two games left in the regular season. Our model has the Sooners as the nation’s fourth most likely team to make the CFP, with a 42 percent playoff probability. That number would rise to 58 percent if the Sooners win, paving the way for a likely berth in the Big 12’s newly revived conference championship game, though it would drop to 15 percent if they lose. And TCU isn’t out of the CFP race, either; the Horned Frogs rank ninth with a 23 percent probability of making the playoff. If it wins, TCU’s own odds would rise to 46 percent — placing it firmly within the CFP conversation down the season’s final stretch — while a loss would all but eliminate the Frogs (knocking them down to 8 percent). Such a large potential swing in CFP probability — plus the small peripheral effect it will have on the odds for both Notre Dame (a TCU win would boost the Irish’s chances by clearing Oklahoma out of their way) and Ohio State (whose head-to-head loss to the Sooners looks worse with every OU loss) — make this the week’s most important game.2. Notre Dame at Miami (8 p.m. EST, Saturday)43.4 percentage points of total swing As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. SWING IF… Wisconsin35.2-1.4+2.5+1.8 Coming in a close second behind OU-TCU is the matchup everyone has their eye on, Notre Dame on the road against Miami. The game will carry with it echoes of the “Catholics vs. Convicts” rivalry from decades ago, and with good reason — according to our Elo ratings (adding up the pregame ratings of both teams), this is easily the best matchup of these two classic college-football powers since 1989. The Hurricanes won back then, but our model gives the Irish a 61 percent chance of coming out on top this time around. If they do, Notre Dame’s odds of making the playoff would rise from 30 percent to 47 percent,3Although Notre Dame would still likely need to beat Navy and Stanford on the road, there’s also a pretty good case to be made that our model is understating Notre Dame’s chances, given how frequently they get the benefit of the doubt from college football’s institutions. But that’s a subject for another time. while a loss would drop the Irish’s playoff odds to 3 percent. For the undefeated ’Canes, a win would vault them from 25 percent to 45 percent, and a loss would send them down to 13 percent. The Irish in particular would really struggle to make the playoff as a two-loss team, because unlike two-loss fringe contenders like Ohio State or USC, the Irish will not have a conference championship against a quality opponent to pad the resume.3. Washington at Stanford (10:30 p.m. EST, Friday)42.0 percentage points of total swing Clemson57.2-0.9+1.5+1.1 Georgia57.3%+12.6-15.4+13.9 Washington31.5%+16.6-28.7+21.0 Oklahoma41.7-0.8+1.0+0.9 Clemson57.2-2.1+2.6+2.3 Auburn8.4-7.7+9.4+8.5 Wisconsin35.2-0.6+0.9+0.7 Ohio State14.0+0.9-1.5+1.2 Georgia57.3-1.5+2.5+1.8 read more

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Purdue Air Force Lab to Partner on Technology Commercialization

first_imgThe Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and the Purdue Research Foundation last week signed an agreement to boost technology commercialization.The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization signed a similar agreement with Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division, Ind., in 2014 that showcases both organizations’ intellectual property with the goal of promoting the transfer of innovations to the public.“We already have a robust research and development program, but the agreement with Purdue will enable us to capitalize on the successful proven approaches used by Purdue to efficiently and effectively commercialize advanced technology products at an even faster rate,” Bill Harrison, director of the AFRL Small Business office, said in a news release.“In addition, we will be able to tap into Purdue’s established entrepreneurial activities including educational and mentoring opportunities and its entrepreneurs-in-residence program,” Harrison saidThe agreement calls for AFRL and Purdue to retain independent ownership of their relative intellectual property, but Air Force intellectual property will be marketed alongside Purdue’s innovations through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, which is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation.“The goals of this agreement include implementing our established technology translation processes and to expand the commercialization channels for Purdue and the Air Force Research Laboratory,” said Chad Pittman, vice president of the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization.“Because we share so many similar disciplines and industries, the successful marketing and commercialization methods we utilize will fit well with the innovations and technologies that the Air Force Research Laboratory has developed and patented,” Pittman said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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AllOne Health Opens New Clinic In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — AllOne Health is excited to have moved their occupational health clinic from Woburn to Wilmington in early June. Their new clinic is located in a beautifully customized and redesigned space located at 200 Ballardvale Street, Suite 301.With the ability to remain in this new location for 12-years, AllOne Health’s commitment to maintaining and strengthening its Occupational Health Center of Excellence in the region has never been stronger.Located 8 miles north of its previous Woburn Clinic location off Route 93, the new location offers easy highway access and a newly redesigned space to continue providing excellent service.The services offered at the new clinic include:Asbestos ExamBlood DrawDOT ExaminationDrug and Alcohol testingFitness for Duty ExamFlu ImmunizationForklift Preplacement ExamHepatitis AHepatitis BHoist/Crane Operator ExamLead/Deleading ExamMedical Surveillance ExamMMR – ImmunizationPolio VaccinePreplacement Exam or Company ExamRespirator CertificationRespirator Fit TestingTDAPTetanus – DiphtheriaT-Spot, Tuberculosis/TB screenTyphoid VaccinationVaricella VaccineYellow Fever Vaccine(NOTE: The above press release is from AllOne Health.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, June 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more