first_imgBut critics of the US military occupation of Iraq promptly described the visit as an attempt to curry favour with the mammoth Irish-American community ahead of November’s presidential election.Dublin Socialist MEP Proinsias de Rossa dubbed the invitation to Bush “an affront to the 100,000 Irish people who, just a year ago, marched against US aggression in Iraq”.Foreign Minister Brian Cowen, meanwhile, said a joint EU-US plan to combat AIDS could be on the summit’s agenda.last_img

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first_imgChase Elliott will start from the rear of the field for the 2021 Busch Clash (7 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) because of unapproved adjustments on the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.RELATED: Starting lineup for Busch ClashNASCAR officials made the announcement about an hour before the exhibition’s start. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion was slated to start in the seventh position after Monday night’s virtual random draw by the drivers’ respective crew chiefs.Tuesday night’s non-points race on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course kicks off the 2021 season as 21 drivers will race for 35 laps, with one scheduled caution at Lap 15. This will be the first time the Busch Clash has been run on the road course.Elliott has prevailed in the past four consecutive Cup Series road-course events, including the series’ inaugural race on the 3.61-mile course.last_img read more

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first_imgJBER-ELMENDORF FITNESS CENTERThe spacious 107,000-square-foot fitness center at 9510 22nd St. offers three full-length basketball courts, six racquetball courts and a weight room that includes weight machines, plate-loaded benches and dumbbell sets from 5 to 150 pounds. There are three specialized training areas with treadmills, cross-trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, and stepmills and steppers.An 1/8th-mile indoor running track with Olympic-quality running surface and banked corners was added with the renovation. The track has been certified for physical training testing. Aerobic conditioning can include classes in spinning, circuit training, kickboxing, water aerobics and step aerobics, yoga, fit ball core conditioning and Pilates. The men’s and women’s locker rooms have stadium lockers with lockable areas to secure valuables, and there are saunas in both locker rooms.The fitness center is also the point of contact for intramural, extramural and varsity sports. The center has a 25-yard, seven-lane swimming pool for lap swim times. Outdoor fitness facilities include a football and soccer field and two softball fields. Call 907-552-5353 for more information.Elmendorf Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. holidays and family days. For the pool, lap swimming is scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 5:30 to 9 a.m., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (limited lap), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday (limited lap); and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.JBER-RICHARDSON BUCKNER PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTERThe Buckner Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 690 at Sixth and D streets, offers a six-lane, 25-yard, indoor swimming pool with a 3-meter platform, 1-meter diving board, water slide, hot tub and an aquatic center. The pool has open swimming, swim classes for adults and children including water aerobics, a master swim team, lap swim, and military training-related activities. It also has three basketball and volleyball courts, two racquetball courts, circuit-weight training areas, a free-weight area and cardiovascular exercise machines. Sauna and steam rooms are available in both men’s and women’s locker rooms, and certified personal trainers are available on a fee basis.The sports office’s complete intramural sports program for Soldiers includes events for men and women in the annual Commander’s Cup competition. The fitness center operates year-round and includes popular seasonal sports such as flag football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, racquetball, swimming, broomball and more.For more information, call 907-384-1308 (front desk), 907-384-1304 or 907-384-1312 (sports office), or 907-384-1301 (pool office).The fitness center is open 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. holidays. Call 907-384-1302 for lap swim hours and 907-384-1309 for Aquatic Center Hours.EAGLEGLEN FITNESS PARKCross-country skiing enthusiasts will find about 11.5 miles of marked, groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter for the Fit to Fight Cross Country Ski Program. Skis are issued at the park clubhouse free 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week, with the skis required to be turned in no later than 3 p.m. During the cross-country ski season, joggers, walkers and cyclists must stay off the marked and groomed ski trails. Trails are always open, making the park a ski-at-your-own-risk activity.During spring, summer and fall, walkers, runners or bikers can enjoy the marked 5K and 1.5K routes, and the park is adding picnic tables, Frisbee golf and other items. Pets must be leashed, and owners must clean up after them. The park closes at sunset.last_img read more

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first_imgEngie E&P Norge has awarded contracts for front end engineering and design (FEED) studies for modifications at the Gjøa platform in the North Sea to Kongsberg Maritime, Saipem and Hereema Marine Contractors.The modifications are part of the work being done to enable the Skarfjell-licence (PL418) to connect to the Engie E&P-operated Gjøa platform through a subsea solution. Wintershall Norway AS is the operator in the Skarfjell-licence.Kongsberg Maritime AS has been awarded a contract for FEED studies in connection with the modification and upgrading of control and safety systems on Gjøa for the tie-in of Skarfjell. The work has started and will be completed in August 2017.Saipem and Hereema Marine Contractors have been awarded contracts for the FEED studies related to offshore heavy lifting work. The scope covers two separate and parallel studies that will clarify the different options for safe and efficient lifting and installation of the Skarfjell-module on Gjøa. The work has started and will be completed in August 2017.“The contracts are central in preparing the Gjøa platform to be able to receive production from the Skarfjell-licence,” says head of development and non-operated ventures in ENGIE E&P Norge, Anne Botne. She adds:“The tie-in of Skarfjell production to Gjøa is in line with ENGIE E&P’s strategy to make Gjøa a hub for future fields in the area and to extend the lifetime of the Gjøa platform.”Gjøa is a semi-submersible production unit with high processing and export capacity. The platform is operated with power from shore through a 100 km long submarine cable from Mongstad. Gjøa was the fifth most productive field on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2016, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.Licence partners in PL153 Gjøa are: ENGIE E&P Norge AS (operator and 30%), Petoro AS (30%), Wintershall Norge AS (20%), Det Norske Shell (12%) and DEA Norge (8%).last_img read more

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