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Watch New Video Of The Motet At Red Rocks As They Hit The Road For 20+ Date Fall Tour

first_imgLook out music fans–tonight, Colorado-based afrobeat-funk force The Motet is embarking on a 20+ date nationwide fall tour in support of their latest release, Totem.Live For Live Music will be following the Motet every step of the way as they head out on tour, bringing you exclusive behind-the-scenes video, playlists, band member interviews and more along the way. As the band gets the ball rolling tonight in Hartford, CT, enjoy this newly released video of their headlining Red Rocks performance from this past summer, which featured support from Medeski, Martin, & Wood and Vulfpeck. The tour will see the band play dates throughout the Northeast during the first half of October, including a highly anticipated performance with the funky METERS at Port Chester, NY’s beloved Capitol Theatre this Saturday, October 8th. “We’re having a real hard time containing our excitement for the next two months,” says vocalist Lyle Divinsky, “We can’t think of a better way to start off than by funkifying the fall foliage in the northeast as we play alongside some of our heroes in the funky METERS, as well as our family in Mammal Dap, Sophistafunk, and The Funky Dawgz Brass Band. Also, for the first time, The Motet will play to my hometown, Portland, Maine (and yes, there will be a lobster bake involved), and we just can’t wait to see so many old and soon-to-be friends along the whole run.”Following the Northeast run, the band will head south for a run of Halloween shows under this year’s “Mixtape 1979” theme, continuing their tradition of special themed Halloween performances that dates back more than 15 years. “We’ve been digging in the crates for months on end, and cannot wait to get turnt on a time-warp back to the age of platform shoes and undeniable grooves” says an excited Divinsky, “We have so much in store for you, so pay attention, because more will be revealed!!!” The “Mixtape 1979” shows will see the Motet perform sets of hits from the music-rich year of 1979 for audiences in Dallas, Houston, Austin, New Orleans, and Asheville (on Halloween night), as well as a much-anticipated showing with Big Gigantic at this year’s Suwannee Hulaween at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on October 30th.The tour continues from there with performances in Carrboro, NC, Richmond, VA, and Ardmore, PA (right outside Philadelphia) before heading to the Big Apple for two shows at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl. From there, the band heads west, with two hometown shows in Denver and a three-night, three-city run in Oregon to round out November. Finally, the band will play a one-off in Grand Junction, CO on December 10th, before their 4-night New Years run takes them from Minneapolis to Milwaukee to Chicago (with Umphrey’s McGee) to Atlanta to close out 2016 with a bang.Catch the Motet on the road this fall, coming to a city near you, and check back as the tour goes on for exciting content and updates from the road. You can check out the full list of dates below. Tickets are available for all dates via the band’s website.last_img read more


Michael Kremer wins Nobel in economics

first_img In America, safe from Nazi power, Martin Karplus began on a Nobel Prize journey quickened by intuition Nobel winner began with a destination in mind but found something important along the way ‘I had the conviction that my ideas were correct’ How a single floor in a single building fostered extraordinary scientific talent A 5 a.m. phone call rewards restless night Kremer received both his 1985 undergraduate degree in social studies and 1992 Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship. In 2010, he was named the Scientific Director of Development Innovation Ventures for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in 2013-2014, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Duflo got her doctorate at MIT. At 46, she is the youngest to win the prize and only the second woman after Elinor Ostrom, who received the honor in 2009. Duflo and Banerjee helped found at MIT the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a global network of poverty researchers.The three winners introduced a new rigorous, practical, and incremental approach to fighting poverty. Starting in the mid-1990s, Kremer began testing ways to improve school results in western Kenya. Banerjee and Duflo later worked on similar studies, sometimes with Kremer, on a variety of problems in other countries, including access to credit and agricultural fertilizer subsidies.“Our goal is to make sure the fight against poverty is based on scientific evidence,” Duflo said by telephone to reporters during a press conference after the award announcement. “Often the poor get reduced to caricatures,’’ and those seeking to help them “do not understand the deep roots of what is making them poor.”Their work in agriculture, education, and health has led to direct benefit for millions of poor people worldwide. More than 5 million Indian children have been helped by remedial tutoring in schools owing to their research. And their studies have also resulted in major increases spending on preventive health care in several nations.“It can often seem like the problems of global poverty are intractable, but over the course of my lifetime and career, the fraction of the world’s people living in poverty has dropped dramatically,” said Kremer. “Over the years, we have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work, and why. Governments and nonprofit organizations have become much more effective in addressing, and there is much wider recognition of how researchers and policymakers can work together in the fight against poverty.”Kremer says he has always conducted his research with an eye toward collaboration. His initial projects in Kenya came about from conversations with friends at nonprofit organizations who wanted to better understand the effectiveness of their programs.Kremer suggested that if they randomized the order in which they phased in new programs, they could measure the impact of their programs and isolate it from other confounding factors.“Economics has been learning a lot from other fields,” said Kremer. “People in our field are working with other researchers across disciplines and with practitioners on the ground. It’s wonderful that we can work together on these issues.”The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was established in 1968 by the Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) in memory of Alfred Nobel. In 1971, Simon S. Kuznets was the first Harvard faculty to receive the prize. Kuznets was recognized for developing the concept of using GNP as a measure of change in a nation’s economic growth.Kremer’s win marks the third Sveriges Prize awarded a Harvard faculty member in the past decade and the 11th overall. It is also the second Nobel won by a Harvard professor in the past week. On Oct. 7, William G. Kaelin Jr., the Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.More recently, Harvard Professor Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, was honored with the economics prize in 2016 for his contributions to contract theory. Hart shared the award with Bengt Holmström of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Alvin E. Roth won in 2012 for his work on practical applications of mathematical theories, which have transformed markets ranging from public school assignments to kidney donations to medical resident job placements.With today’s prize, 50 current and former Harvard faculty members have now received Nobels for wide-ranging work including the tissue culture breakthrough that led to creation of the polio vaccine, negotiations that led to an armistice in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the first description of the structure of DNA, pioneering procedures for organ transplants, poetry, and much more.For a full list of Harvard Nobel laureates, visit the website. Relatedcenter_img A Nobel incubator Michael Kremer received what seemed to be a very suspicious communication over Skype Monday morning.“A friend in Sweden sent me a message saying ‘I need to speak to you urgently,’” said Kremer from London, where he is visiting friends and family this week. “Having been warned of phishing attempts by Harvard’s IT department, I thought it might be one of those. Soon enough, I realized it was real and why it was sent to me. I’m stunned.”It was a fitting way for the economist, who employs strict, real-life logic in battling global poverty, to figure out that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences had awarded him the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.Kremer, the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics, shared the honor with Abhijit Banerjee, Ph.D. ’88, and Esther Duflo of MIT. The award recognizes their work on reducing poverty by breaking down larger problems, such as deficiencies in education and child health, into component pieces, then designing targeted field experiments to determine the most effective solutions.Over the course of his career, Kremer has watched the discipline change dramatically into one in which researchers engage with teachers, farmers, nonprofit organizations, and governments to develop and test innovative approaches to social problems and to whittle away at inequality and poverty around the world.“The combination of deep engagement on the ground with intellectual rigor is producing very exciting work, both in terms of understanding the world and in helping to provide practical solutions to problems affecting some of the poorest people in the world,” said Kremer.“Michael Kremer’s path-breaking work not only opened up new ways to think about development economics, it has helped alleviate poverty for millions around the world and shown the power of economics to make a tangible, positive difference in people’s lives,” said Harvard President Larry Bacow. “All of us at Harvard are grateful for Michael’s contributions. We congratulate him and his colleagues at MIT on this great day.”Jeremy Stein, Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics and chair of the Economics Department, declared the news to be very exciting “for the department and for economics in Cambridge.”“The fact that the Swedish Academy of Sciences has chosen to recognize the work at this relatively early stage is a fitting testament to the effect that they have already had in the field,” he said. “It can often seem like the problems of global poverty are intractable, but over the course of my lifetime and career, the fraction of the world’s people living in poverty has dropped dramatically.” — Michael Kremer The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Harvard’s Oliver Hart wins Nobel in economics The magic of the unexpectedlast_img read more


Broadway Grosses: Beautiful to Be the Main Stem’s Valentine

first_img FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. Wicked ($1,803,846) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,705,114) 3. The Lion King ($1,570,787) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,431,140) 5. Motown The Musical ($1,197,720) UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. All The Way (71.67%) ** 4. The Phantom of the Opera (71.37%) 3. Jersey Boys (66.15%) 2. Machinal (64.70%) 1. Bronx Bombers (62.57%) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Rock of Ages ($369,131) 4. Outside Mullingar ($362,896) 3. The Bridges of Madison County ($348,594)* 2. Machinal ($216,017) 1. Bronx Bombers ($177,559) Broadway audiences made Beautiful: The Carole King Musical their Valentine this week, as it set a new box office record at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, despite the blizzard conditions on the Great White Way. Over at the Belasco Theatre, those two plays in rep, Twelfth Night and Richard III, took their final Main Stem bow, breaking the house box office record for the seventh time. Meanwhile, Wicked took the top spot from The Book of Mormon, with The Lion King coming in third.  Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending February 16: View Comments FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1.The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2.Twelfth Night/Richard III (102.13%) 3.The Lion King (97.82%) 4. Wicked (95.43%) 5. Outside Mullingar (94.54%) *Number based on 8 preview performances **Number based on 8 preview performanceslast_img read more


Tree sizes and shapes

first_imgBy Matthew ChappellUniversity of Georgia Large trees (over 30 feet tall)Betula nigra (river birch), ‘Little King’ (Little King river birch), ‘Dura Heat’ (Dura Heat river birch)Gleditsia triacanthos var. intermis ‘Shademaster’ (Shademaster honeylocust), ‘Skycole’ (Skycole honeylocust)Liriodendron tulipeifera (tulip poplar), ‘Fastigiatum’ (columnar tulip poplar) Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood)Quercus acutissima (sawtooth oak)Quercus lyrata (overcup oak)Quercus shumardii (shumard oak), ‘Panache’ (Panache shumard oak)Taxodium distichum (bald cypress)Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’ (Princeton elm), ‘Valley Forge’ (Valley Forge elm)Ulmus parviflora ‘Bosque’ (Bosque Chinese elm)Zelkova serrata (zelkova)Cedrus deodara (deodara cedar), ‘Spring Grove’ (Spring Grove deodara cedar), ‘Bracken’s Best Deodar’ (Bracken’s Best deodara cedar)Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’ (Yoshino Japanese cedar), ‘Ben Franklin’ (Ben Franklin Japanese cedar)Cupressus arizonica var. glabra ‘Carolina Sapphire’ (Carolina Sapphire Arizona cypress)Juniperus chinensis ‘Kaizuka’ (Hollywood juniper)Junipiris virginiana ‘Burkii’ (Burkii eastern red cedar), ‘Manhattan Blue’ (Manhattan Blue eastern red cedar), ‘Glauca’ (Glauca eastern red cedar)Magnolia grandiflora (magnolia), ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ (Bracken’s Brown Beauty magnolia), ‘Edith Bogue’ (Edith Bogue magnolia)Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay magnolia)Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’ (Emerald arborvitae), ‘Dragon’s Spire’ (Dragon’s Spire arborvitae), ‘Mission’ (Mission arborvitae) Just like automobiles, houses and people, trees come in many shapes and sizes. Before adding a new tree to your home landscape, make sure you select the right tree for the right site.First determine what size and shape tree you want for the particular area. For example, if you have a courtyard, you may want a small tree such as a dogwood rather than a stately yet large sawtooth oak. Next, determine what ornamental features you would like your tree to have, such as fall color, blooms and/or bloom color, ornamental bark and evergreen or deciduous leaves. The following is a short list of fast growing trees that can be planted virtually anywhere in Georgia. The majority of these tree species and cultivars are readily available at retail garden centers or from your preferred landscape contractor. Please note some species also list cultivars (clones) that typically perform well. center_img Small trees (under 30 feet tall)Acer buergerianum (trident maple), ‘Aeryn’ (Aeryn trident maple)Cercis canadensis (redbud, Judas tree)Cercis reniformis ‘Oklahoma’ (pink Oklahoma redbud), ‘Texas White’ (white Oklahoma redbud)Magnolia x soulangiana (saucer magnolia)Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ (Thundercloud ornamental plum)Pinus nigra (Austrian pine)Pinus thunbergii (Japanese black pine)last_img read more


Shumlin urges President Obama to back tougher greenhouse gas standards

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin today took a strong position in support of fuel security, jobs, and a healthier future for Vermonters and all Americans, writing to President Barack Obama to voice support for a single, national emission standard for passenger vehicles and light trucks. California and the federal government are in negotiations to harmonize their standards in to a single national standard. Governor Shumlin wrote the President and California Governor Jerry Brown to express Vermont’s commitment to efforts to fight climate change. ‘As governor, it is a priority of my Administration to work towards stricter regulations for greenhouse gas standards. Your efforts to merge California’s greenhouse gas standards with federal standards â ¦ are vital,’ Shumlin wrote to the President. He said states like Vermont lack the authority to establish emissions standards, making a tougher national standard an imperative. He also voiced concern that California’s standard not be weakened at the national level. ‘I care about this issue for Vermonters, but also for all Americans.  Our nation’s dependence on oil for transportation continues to pose a serious threat to our economy, security, public health and environment,’ Shumlin wrote. Vermont is one of 13 states and the District of Columbia which have voluntarily adopted California’s vehicle emissions standards. The governor stated in a similar letter to Gov. Brown, ‘In the state of Vermont, we are watching with interest as you propose changes to California’s standards for this September and continue negotiations over the standards for model year 2017-2025 passenger vehicles with federal officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation.  “We can all enjoy the benefits of cleaner air, lower carbon emissions, and healthier communities, and at the same time make life simpler for auto manufacturers by having national vehicle emission standards.” Shumlin said. Cleaner cars and cleaner fuels are particularly important for Vermonters because emissions from vehicles make up more than 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.Soruce: Governor’s office, 7.7.2011last_img read more


Athens, GA

first_imgIllustration by Scott DuBarBesides rooting for the Bulldogs and packing indie rock clubs, the people of Athens love to pedal. Biking culture largely dominates the outdoor scene in Georgia’s bustling college town.“There’s great riding 10 minutes in any direction,” says Jimmy Marbut, owner of Sunshine Cycles.Indeed, cyclists take advantage of the rolling country roads and pristine farm landscapes that surround the small city, while active mountain bike clubs have built an impressive network of singletrack not far from town.When they’re not riding, locals can be found eating at a bevy of hip independent restaurants, grabbing a craft beer at the Terrapin Brewery, or catching tunes at the 40 Watt or recently reopened Georgia Theatre.“Athens has a little bit of everything you want, and not a lot of what you don’t want,” says Marbut. “It’s a nice pace of life with everything you need.”Marbut’s Outdoor PicksSurrounding SingletrackThe best singletrack is found on the 10-mile maze of trails at Oconee Heritage Park. The technical terrain features hearty climbs and fun descents, as well as creek crossings and wheel-stumping roots. Another local favorite is Fort Yargo State Park in nearby Winder, which features 14 miles of well-maintained trails for a range of skill levels. SORBA recently unveiled the newly created Payne’s Creek Trail, a seven-mile flowing rollercoaster of fun singletrack in Hartwell.Classic City Road RideA classic road route is the rolling 23-mile Jefferson River Road Ride. “With one turn straight out of downtown, you’re instantly in the middle of the country surrounded by farms and woodlands with very little traffic,” says Marbut, who recommends the regular ride beginning and ending at his store.Pro ActionEvery spring, Athens hosts the Twilight Criterium, an 80K race around downtown with a field of pro cyclists.Mellow PaddleRecreational canoers and kayakers dip paddles in the mellow waters of the free-flowing Broad River. The Broad River Outpost in Danielsville offers shuttles for flatwater runs between five and ten miles that feature lazy river stretches surrounded by scenic bluffs and hardwood forests.Run Sandy CreekLocal trail runners like the network of trails at the Sandy Creek Nature Center, which winds through quiet woodlands and wetlands. Back to the TheatreThe historic Georgia Theatre, which helped launch the careers of R.E.M., the B-52’s, and Widespread Panic, burned to the ground in 2009, but the tight-knit music community in Athens wouldn’t let it die. After a string of benefit concerts and donations, the venue was rebuilt and recently reopened its doors in August. Now it’s back in full force with a hearty schedule of shows, including a return by Panic on October 9.Blue Ridge Outdoors Happy Trails Athens, GAlast_img read more


Chile’s Joint Southern Command Conducts Search & Rescue Training

first_img“Chile’s Air Force and Navy participated in the training, with a fundamental part of the organization falling to the Air Force,” the IV Air Brigade Press Office, told Diálogo. The Joint Southern Command also includes Chile’s Army. Prior to the exercise, the IV Air Brigade coordinated a seminar on Air Medical Evacuation (EVACAM). By Dialogo August 31, 2015 I like reading the news about Chile and the world The SAR training is conducted every six months, but on this occasion it included several representatives from civilian, Military, government, and private institutions responsible for responding to air emergency situations in the jurisdiction of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic. The IV Air Brigade, meanwhile, is responsible for controlling air space from Campos de Hielo Sur to the Chilean territory in Antarctica, and also conducts search and rescue operations in the country’s south. Its pilots are known for their extensive flight experience and continual air combat training. The recurring SAR exercises allow branches of the Military to work together on rescue operations, preparing them for real scenarios. “Chile is an extensive country with difficult topography on top of a variable climate,” the PressOffice explained. “We have a long coast navigated by domestic and international ships, as well as an incipient air transit area along the entire length. This is why, as a Search and Rescue Service, we must be well-trained and absolutely coordinated with other national institutions who help provide this service.” “This training has allowed personal contact between crew members of the ships and aircraft, to learn how they work and how both sections (air and sea) should interact, and how to support each other to achieve the desired results, which is to arrive on time to rescue and save lives,” the Press Office explained. But the crash was actually part of a simulation. Participants provided first aid to the passengers and transported them to a regional hospital during the training session, which was just part of the Air Search and Rescue Service (SAR) exercise on July 2. Training brings together branches of the Armed Forces A civilian airplane recently crashed into the sea in the southern sector of Puerto Williams – or so Chilean Air Force IV Air Brigade service members were told during a recent exercise coordinated by the Joint Southern Command. “We drafted a preliminary plan as a theoretical framework, and later we executed the practicum phase, consisting of the simulation of an emergency using real media.” After the theoretical points were developed during the initial part of the seminar, the year’s first SAR meeting ended with a practical exercise where members of the EVACAM team honed their skills. “During this activity, we have seen how a subject as sensitive as EVACAM has been discussed in depth so we could coordinate and respond as quickly as possible to those persons who need us,” said Commander in Chief of the IV Air Brigade, Air Brigadier General Manuel Sainz Salas.last_img read more


Long Island Press Wins Top Honors at AAN Awards

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Long Island Press brought home top honors at the 2013 Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) Awards held in Miami, Florida over the weekend.The annual awards ceremony and convention recognizes outstanding journalism and graphic design among AAN’s 124 alternative news organizations across the United States and Canada. More than 900 entries were submitted throughout two circulation divisions and more than a dozen writing and design categories. Winners were chosen by judges at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.The Long Island Press won three First Place and one Second-Place awards, including:First Place – Public Service (50,000-and-over circulation division), for 2011 investigation and follow-ups “Membership Has its Privileges: Is Nassau County Police Department Selling Preferential Treatment To Private Citizens?” and follow-ups “D.A. Probe Ongoing,” “Nassau County Top Cops Surrender” and “Nassau Cops Indicted” by Long Island Press Contributing Writer Shelly Feuer Domash and Editor in Chief Christopher Twarowski.First Place – Long Form News Story (50,000-and-over circulation division), for Managing Editor Jaclyn Gallucci’s cover story “Identifying Princess Doe,” a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement’s use of the latest technological advances to help identify a 30-year cold-case murder victim and her killers.First Place – Multimedia (all publications), for Multimedia Reporter Rashed Mian, Twarowski, Director of New Media Michael Conforti, and graphic designers Scott Kearney and Sal Calvi’s comprehensive and interactive editorial, graphics and video package “Ripple Effect,” exposing an ever-creeping subterranean plume of toxic chemicals contaminating public drinking water supplies across Long Island.Twarowski, Mian and Art Director Jon Sasala earned Second Place Multimedia (all publications) nods for “Clam Wars,” a cover story and video package detailing the ongoing battle between baymen and a commercial shellfish dredging company in Oyster Bay.The 36th Annual AAN Convention was hosted by Miami New Times and featured Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi, among other speakers and presenters. AAN Executive Director Tiffany Shackelford bestowed all winners in attendance with “bling and beverages.” Those who couldn’t make it to Miami for the festivities will be mailed certificates.For a full list of 2013 AAN Awards categories and winners, CLICK HERE.last_img read more


Public pension pool awards £400m low vol equity mandate

first_img“We were impressed by the clarity of these managers’ investment processes, and, as always, sought out those whose values chimed with our own with regards to successful long-term investment, while bringing their own unique perspectives on successful investment,” Mansley said. Brunel Pension Partnership has selected Quoniam and Robeco to run a low volatility global equity mandate.The mandate would initially be for £400m (€467m) of investments, but could increase to at least £600m, Brunel said in a statement. The partnership is one of the eight asset pools created by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).According to one of the managers, the amount was expected to be split equally between Robeco and Quoniam.In assessing asset managers’ tenders for the mandate, Mark Mansley, chief investment officer, said Brunel had paid particular attention to how managers addressed the risk of valuation bubbles, and how they used environmental, social and corporate governance considerations to further reduce risk. Mark Mansley, chief investment officer, BrunelThe low volatility portfolio is the second sub-fund Brunel has launched within its authorised contractual scheme (ACS), a UK tax-efficient fund structure other LGPS pools have also used.Brunel has also launched a £1.6bn active UK equities fund within the ACS structure, appointing Aberdeen Standard Investments, Baillie Gifford, and Invesco. It is currently searching for managers to run a “flagship” high-alpha global equities fund.Brunel is a collaboration of 10 LGPS funds that have around £30bn in assets between them. It expects to have long-term relationships with asset managers, and documented its expectations in an “accord” that was publicly unveiled in November.Further readingLGPS pooling: Funds under pressure to comply About 30% of assets have been absorbed by the new LGPS pools – but a recent government consultation has heightened tensions with some of the partnershipsLGPS pool targets long-term manager relationships The Brunel Pension Partnership has set out expectations for long-term manager relationships as it prepares to bring on board more of its member funds’ assetslast_img read more


Greenlink Interconnector Looks for Route Survey Provider

first_imgGreenlink Project, a HVDC interconnector between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, has invited bidders for route investigation survey services.Earlier this year, Element Power submitted an application to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for a foreshore licence to carry out the first marine surveys for the Greenlink interconnector.The call for bids concerns the award of a contract for the marine geophysical, geotechnical and environmental route investigation surveys along interconnector route between Wales and Republic of Ireland.The survey will be carried out in a designated corridor centred on the cable route. The corridor is expected to be around 500 metres wide and the distance of the cable route is expected to be approximately 170 kilometres.The route survey must provide a detailed mapping of the bathymetry, of the seabed surface including morphological and geological features and man-made-objects and of the sub-surface geology.The scope of the assignment will include: Nearshore and offshore geophysical and hydrographic survey; UXO survey; Nearshore and offshore geotechnical investigations; Nearshore and offshore benthic investigations; Geotechnical boreholes.Duration of the contract is expected to be 18 months.Greenlink will prequalify up to 5 applicants who are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tender. Only these applicants will be invited to submit a tender.Deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is March 30, 2018.The Greenlink interconnector is planned for commissioning in 2023.last_img read more