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Substation undergoes preventive maintenance; MORE upgrades broken, old PECO facilities

first_imgILOILO City – MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) completed its comprehensive preventive maintenance of the Jaro substation yesterday an hour early than the expected 13-hour long task. There was a need to do comprehensive maintenance work on the Jaro substation, according to MORE Power, because the load of the substation’s 10MVA transformer was already on critical level. Several netizens acknowledged MORE Power’s prompt maintenance service. Facebook user Bien Anatan said, “Thank you for a job well done and MORE Power to the Ilonggos. God bless to everyone including those who are forever opposed and are everlasting critics of MORE Power. May MORE Power continue to provide you with excellent service to shut your mouth.” The previous distribution utility, Panay Electric Co. (PECO), did not do any preventive maintenance work on the substation for almost eight years, according to MORE Power. MORE Power took the task of fixing and upgrading all of the former distribution utility’s obsolete, broken, aging, and unmaintained facilities. In the past two months that MORE Power came into operation as Iloilo City’s legitimate power firm, it has already made significant improvements and repairs on the metropolis’ electric distribution facilities. Preventive maintenance should have been conducted every two years, said MORE Power’s technical experts. Unfortunately, PECO neglected to do maintenance and upgrading works which resulted in dilapidated facilities that MORE Power inherited, they said. From Feb. 29 to April 29 MORE Power has, among its other accomplishments, upgraded 51 distribution transformers, replaced 51 broken electric poles and fixed 97 hotspot connectors./PN The scheduled power interruption started at 4 a.m. It ended at 3:43 p.m. On the other hand, Jennie Pardilla expressed, “Earlier than expected. Kudos!” Following continuous assessment and inspection, MORE Power has now a benchmark of the expected lifespan of the facilities and has prepared the upgrading of their capacities. For her part, Jazy Borja stated, “Good job, MORE. Continue the excellent service. Dasig! I thought it’ll be at 5 p.m. that they will restore the power connection here in Sambag, Jaro. Pero 3:45 p.m. pa lang nagbalik na!”last_img read more

NBA free agency 2019: 3 takeaways from eventful Day 1

first_img 76ers rumors: Philadelphia sends Jimmy Butler to Heat in sign-and-trade, inks Al Horford to 4-year deal Here are three takeaways from free agency so far:The Nets are winningIt appears like Brooklyn is acquiring two of the top three free agents that hit the market this summer in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.Both Durant and Irving are prepping to sign multi-year deals, according to ESPN, which will surely make the Nets a top contender in the Eastern Conference for years to come. Related News Knicks address missing out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving: ‘We continue to be upbeat and confident’ Free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are taking less than the max to allow DeAndre Jordan to get the $10M annual salary with Brooklyn, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019Even though Durant likely won’t play at all in 2019-20 because of his Achilles injury, Brooklyn has a lethal mix of star power and developing young talent that seems poised to make some noise.Utah is sneakily making significant upgradesThe Jazz didn’t sign the biggest superstars available, but did acquire some quality players that could make them considerably better next season.Utah traded with the Grizzlies to bring in a talented, all-around point guard in Mike Conley to pair with Donovan Mitchell in its backcourt. It also reportedly acquired an underrated wing in 6-8 Bojan Bogdanovic.Conley is a much better scorer than Ricky Rubio and will give the Jazz a higher offensive ceiling. Bogdanovic shot 42.5% from behind the arc in 2018-19 and has solid versatility, which will allow him to play at three different positions.The Jazz got better at two starting spots and finished fifth in the Western Conference last year. They are a serious threat to surpass that mark in 2019-20, and they did this without losing any major pieces.Things don’t look good for the KnicksNew York was rumored to be among the favorites to land Durant and Irving all year, but obviously that didn’t work out.It moved Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas in what was likely an attempt to free up max slots for stars, but reportedly hesitated to offer Durant max money. The Knicks were also hoping to get former Duke star Zion Williamson in the 2019 NBA Draft but got RJ Barrett at No. 3 overall instead.center_img NBA free agency officially began Sunday, and it was eventful.Quite a few teams made notable moves to adjust their rosters, and some had more desirable outcomes than others. Barrett is still an elite prospect, but Kevin Knox, Dennis Smith Jr., Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier probably won’t help him turn New York into a contender anytime soon. Reportedly landing Julius Randle was a bright spot for the Knicks, but their free agency looks like it will be extremely underwhelming, considering the expectations they started the year with.last_img read more

Heat giving Erik Spoelstra long-term extension, report says

first_imgBut he’s helped the Heat remain relevant in the years since the Big Three era ended in 2014-15.The Heat have missed the postseason only three times during his reign, and now they’re entering a new era.Miami acquired Jimmy Butler over the offseason and added young talent by selecting guard Tyler Herro No. 13 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Rockets’ James Harden after adding Russell Westbrook: ‘If we don’t win, I’ll take all the blame’ It also has budding big man Bam Adebayo and wing Justise Winslow and has showed interest in trading for Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul or Washington’s Bradley Beal to bolster its backcourt rotation.The Heat appear ready to rebound after finishing 39-43 last year and missing the playoffs, and Spoelstra will guide the team for the foreseeable future. Lakers Media Day: LeBron James hails Anthony Davis, but team downplays expectationscenter_img ESPN story on Erik Spoelstra, Heat agreeing on contract extension. Spoelstra, who’s won two titles as coach, is the NBA’s second longest tenured active coach with one team — behind only Gregg Popovich. https://t.co/nERDPoNUNs— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2019Spoelstra’s contract was set to expire after this year, but now his time in South Beach will extend beyond his impending 12th season with the team.Spoelstra’s coaching career is highlighted by the two championships he won (in 2012 and 2013) and four straight NBA Finals appearances the Heat tallied following LeBron James’ team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in 2010-11. Related News Miami is holding on to Erik Spoelstra.The Heat are giving the coach a long-term extension that will make him the NBA’s second-longest tenured coach — behind Gregg Popovich — ahead of the 2019-20 season, according to ESPN.last_img read more

Another vehicle bursts into flames

first_img…mechanic points to contaminated smuggled fuel channelled through gas stationsIn just over one week, four vehicles have mysteriously burst in flames; the most recent being on Wednesday, where a father and his child barely managed to escape unhurt.The car that was damaged by flamesThe incident took place at Oronoque and Charlotte Streets, Bourda, Georgetown.Fire Prevention Officer Andrew Holder told Guyana Times that the engine of the red Toyota Allion car which bears registration number HC 8512 was badly damaged.According to him, the owner’s daughter complained of smelling a burning scent. The owner later observed smoke coming from under his bonnet and upon checks, discovered that the engine of the car was engulfed in flames.Holder noted that an investigation has been launched into the recent fiery destruction of vehicles. He noted that the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) is in the process of issuing advisories on the proper maintenance of vehicles as this has been found to be a major area of concern, in light of the recent fires.“So yes we have launched an investigation and I guess at some point in time in summing up the causes of all these vehicular fires, the Fire Chief will make a statement,” he said.Holder also explained that the GFS has not ventured into investigating the fuel being used by the vehicles as preliminary investigations point to poor maintenance of the vehicles.Owner of the car assessing the damageThis option has however not been ruled out, he said, but expressed willingness to explore this area, if other vehicle combust under similar circumstances.He however admitted that the fire department is incapable of running tests to verify the quality of fuel being used by the vehicle owners.“The Fire Service in itself we are not equipped to test the fuel to see if it is something about the fuel causing these fires, but rest assured that if this continues to happen definitely we will have to examine that possibility,” Holder noted. On Thursday last, a minibus in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), mysteriously caught fire. Prior to that on Wednesday last, two vehicles in Georgetown also faced the same fate in separate incidents.Meanwhile, this newspaper contacted several experienced mechanics for an opinion on the recent incidents and was told that it is not normal for vehicles to burst into flames even if servicing is not done on time. One mechanic who works for a major mining company pointed to the possibility of contaminated fuel being the source of the issue. He added that in Guyana’s case, he will not be surprised if contaminated smuggled fuel has been channelled through pump stations.Reports are the first fire occurred at High Street and Brickdam, Georgetown. The driver of that car saw thick smoke emanating from under the bonnet and existed the car. The vehicle subsequently burst into flames.The Guyana Fire Service was called and the situation was brought under control. No one was injured.Minutes later on Sheriff Street, Georgetown, a similar scenario unfolded when a minibus contracted to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) erupted in flames.According to information received, the minibus was crossing David Street, heading in the direction of the Rupert Craig Highway when the driver, Tameshwar Mullin, noticed smoke coming from under his seat. After exiting the vehicle, he lifted the seat and saw flames.Efforts to save the minibus proved futile.last_img read more