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Viewpoints: City should define ‘affordable housing’ in CodeNext talks

September 30th, 2017|

Like its predecessor, the second draft of CodeNext — the city’s proposed overhaul of its land-use and zoning code — largely has been sold as a way of increasing affordable housing for residents who cannot

Manor ISD launches its first special Olympics team

September 30th, 2017|

Manor High School has formed a special Olympics team—the first in Manor ISD. The team will expand the opportunity for participation in competitive sports to more students than ever before. Manor High School has formed a

Areva’s space-saving solution for used fuel storage

September 29th, 2017|

Areva TN has launched the NUHOMS Matrix advanced used nuclear fuel storage overpack, which it says "addresses the challenges faced by its customers in storing used fuel safely, efficiently and competitively". The system can reduce

Spain: AREVA NP installs innovative monitoring system at Trillo nuclear power plant

September 26th, 2017|

AREVA NP has successfully completed the replacement of the reactor pressure vessel level (RPVL) monitoring system within the Trillo* Spanish nuclear power plant, operated by the utility CNAT (Centrales Nucleares Almaraz-Trillo). The system constantly monitors

John Sharp: Abbott’s recovery czar takes charge

September 25th, 2017|

Texas A&M University System chancellor John Sharp, right, was handpicked by Gov. Greg Abbott, left, to be the state's storm recovery czar. The two were once neighbors. AUSTIN - As a boy he

Survey: Most CIO’s say a majority of their applications are out of date

September 25th, 2017|

About 72 percent of federal chief information officers said the majority of applications in their agencies are legacy systems, a new survey finds. Less than half of respondents said that their agencies were “more effective

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $36 Million for Projects to Advance Carbon Capture Technologies

September 22nd, 2017|

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has announced approximately $36 million in federally-funded financial assistance to advance carbon capture technologies. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office Of Fossil Energy (FE), the Design and

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Opens Dedicated State-Of-The-Art Cell Culture Process Development Laboratories in Wilton Centre

September 12th, 2017|

Teesside, U.K., September 12, 2017 – FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with experience focused on the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals and advanced therapies, has announced its opening of the 10,000 square foot,state-of-the-art cell culture Process Development Laboratories in Wilton Centre, Teesside. These laboratories

Nevis geothermal project prepares for arrival of drilling rig

September 7th, 2017|

The developer of the Nevis Geothermal Project in the Caribbean has announced preparations have been concluded for the arrival of the drilling rig for the project. Preparing of the drilling pad, Nevis, Caribbean (Nevis

Travel Industry Lends Helping Hand After Harvey

September 7th, 2017|

As relief efforts continue in southeast Texas, companies are pitching in to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. And although airports are resuming service the area is still in need of assistance. The U.S. travel and tourism industry has launched the Hurricane

Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Binding Agreement for U.S. Joint Venture for Advanced Nuclear Fuel

September 6th, 2017|

Proprietary fuel technology designed to significantly improve economics, efficiency and safety of existing and new nuclear power plants. RESTON, Va., Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ:LTBR) and AREVA NP in North America (AREVA Inc.),

Driving Solar: Our Closest Star’s Role In Driving Transportation Goals

July 26th, 2017|

It’s time transportation paid homage to our neighbor three doors down -- the sun. Solar power, in general, is becoming more mainstream as conversations about green energy, less reliance on fossil fuels and other topics