14,000 Jobs Seen in Virginia Offshore Wind Expansion by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Dave Mayfield for the Virginia Pilot:Virginia could see as many as 14,000 jobs in the offshore wind energy industry over the next 15 years, according to a report issued by a group called the American Jobs Project. The report, written in partnership with Virginia Tech and issued this month, said the state is particularly well positioned for the placement of offshore turbines.The report said the Hampton Roads port could become an East Coast hub for shipments of turbines and their components.Among the report’s recommendations are overseas trade trips specifically oriented to court companies in the wind industry and the revival of a regional East Coast alliance of states to jointly promote wind projects.Virginia is a laggard in wind power. But Dominion Virginia Power is considering whether to build two test turbines off the Virginia Beach coast, and it holds an adjacent lease that would allow it to develop a large commercial wind farm.The American Jobs Project report said Virginia also has the potential for as many as 5,000 jobs in carbon fiber composite materials over the next 15 years.Report eyes jobs in Virginia offshore wind industry 14,000 Jobs Seen in Virginia Offshore Wind Expansion by 2030last_img read more

Robert Lee Vaughn

first_imgRobert Lee Vaughn, of Brookville, was born on July 5, 1945, in Cincinnati, the son of Wilbern and Mary Katherine Wilson Vaughn. He married Barbara Steiger on August 6, 1966 and she survives. Robert was active in the military, serving in the United States Army in Germany and Korea. He worked and later retired from HB Fuller Company in Blue Ash, Ohio. Robert was an avid reader and especially liked reading about military history, trains and westerns; he also enjoyed being outdoors. On Friday, December 9, 2016 at the age of 71, Robert passed away at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Those surviving who will cherish Robert’s memory include his wife of over 50 years, Barbara Vaughn; daughter, Kimberly (Daniel) Roellig of West Harrison, IN; grandchildren, Daniel (Catherine) Roellig and Jessica Roellig; great grandchildren, Hannah and Owen Roellig; sister, Barbara Vaughn of Brookville, and brothers, Dave (Sharon) Vaughn of Atlanta, GA, Charles Vaughn of Okeana, OH, and Jeffrey Vaughn of Greenwood, IN. He was preceded in death by both parents. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 10 a.m. till time of service at 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.center_img Memorial donations may be directed to the Tri-State Honor Flight for Veterans in care of the funeral home, or at www.honorflighttristate.org. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Robert Vaughn.last_img read more

Vistara partners with Qatar Airways to provide through checkin facility

first_imgAn Indian domestic airline Vistara soon to launch an interline partnership with Qatar’s flag-carrier, Qatar Airways. Together the two airlines Vistara and Qatar Airways will provide the ‘through check-in’ facility. The partnership will enable the Qatar Airways customer to receive their boarding passes at the departure desk for all the travel sectors. Passengers can seamlessly have their luggage checked-in through to their last arrival port, making the journey a hassle free.Vistara Chief Executive Officer, Phee Teik Yeoh, said, “We are delighted to launch our interline partnership with Qatar Airways, through which we will offer a seamless flying experience and international luggage allowance to our joint customers from various cities in India to and from over 150 destinations across the world on a single ticket. Qatar Airways’ customers will also now be able to experience ‘the new feeling’ with Vistara and enjoy the finest hospitality in Indian skies on their domestic connecting flights.”Qatar Airways, Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, “This exciting new partnership with Vistara will bring enhanced connectivity and increased convenience to our customers travelling within India. The Indian market is very important to us and we operate over a hundred flights a week between Doha and 13 Indian cities. This new partnership expands Qatar Airways’ presence in India and reinforces our commitment to this market.”Vistara’s partnership with Qatar Airways is an addition to its other alliance such as Air France, KLM, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA), British Airways, Finnair, Aeroflot, Ethiopian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, and codeshare partnerships with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.last_img read more