Lake Quivira Country Club opens new community center

first_imgLake Quivira Country Club opened a new community center last month.Located adjacent to the historic clubhouse built in 1930, “The Q” is a 43,000-square-foot facility featuring a fitness center, indoor sports, and youth programs.The facility opened July 10, according to a newsletter put out by the country club.Designed by Overland Park-based Kaster Architects and constructed by Lucas, Inc., the community center is part of Lake Quivira’s strategic master plan, according to a press release. The center was approved and funded by Lake Quivira members and provides additional fitness, recreational and social opportunities for the community.The community center is part of a series of projects totaling $8 million, including a new nature and equestrian center, an 8.6-acre golf practice facility and driving range, road and drainage improvements and a new beach pavilion.“In a strategic planning process involving our entire membership. We worked to understand the marketplace and the lifestyle that attracts today’s active family,” said Steve Sestak, board member and past president. “We have now completed the majority of those projects, culminating with the opening of The Q.”Among many features, the new community center includes:A fitness centerIndoor courts for tennis, pickleball, basketball and volleyballAn elevated track25-meter lap poolMulti-use rooms for fitness classesA Kid’s ClubLocker rooms with sauna and steam roomsGolf simulatorPersonal fitness trainingMassage therapy treatmentsCoffee and snack barThe community center is also home to the community’s preschool, summer recreation and youth programs. Next to the facility is a nature-themed playground, as well as six recently renovated outdoor racquet sports courts and a new outdoor basketball court.“The Q” is open to Lake Quivira residents and non-resident associate country club and social members.These images of the facility were provided courtesy of Lake Quivira Country Club:last_img read more

App streamlines auto-buying

first_imgAskAuto helps Edge FCU stay in front of members in the market for a new car.To connect with members on the car lot and broaden appeal among younger consumers, Edge Federal Credit Union  rolled out AskAuto  in March. The app provides regional market price data about vehicles by simply scanning vehicle identification numbers, and allows members to apply for a car loan from their smartphones.Using the AskAuto app, developed by CUES Supplier member CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, Wis., members scan the VIN of a vehicle they like and input the mileage. The app returns a price range based on the car’s overall condition.“That makes for more informed buyers with the information right there to be able to say, ‘This price seems a little high,’” says Aerik Radley, marketing communications and social media specialist with the $40 million Liverpool, N.Y., credit union, with 3,900 members. “That saves them money—and that’s what they love.”Members can store details on the vehicles at the top of their list for later comparison and apply for a car loan directly via AskAuto. They can even scan in their driver’s license to populate the Smartphone Loans application, the mobile version of loanliner.com, explains Steve Hoke, director of loan growth products for CUNA Mutual Group. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Underwood petitions for reinstatement

first_imgUnderwood petitions for reinstatement U nderwood petitions for reinstatementPursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Melissa Dawn Underwood has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Underwood was suspended from the practice of law for six months effective February 20, 2010, for violation of the following Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: Rule 4-8.4 (g) (failure to respond) and Rule 4-1.4 (communication).Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Underwood’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Leonard Evans Clark, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar Tampa Branch Office, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Suite 2580, Tampa 33607-1496, phone (813) 875-9821. October 15, 2012 Regular Newslast_img read more

Summoning the Past: Why This and Not That?

first_imgThe Huffington Post: My memory baffles me. There is no rhyme or reason to what I recall and what I forget, whether it’s today’s to-do list or recollections of childhood. Important information vanishes, yet I have a random collection of odd facts and memory traces taking up space in my mind.…The results supported the scientists’ idea. As summarized in an article to be published in the journal Psychological Science, words for animate objects were much more likely to be remembered than were words for inanimate objects. Indeed, animacy was one of the most potent influences on retention and recall — along with imagery.Read the whole story: The Huffington PostWray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APS, We’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology. More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Do Animals Have Morals?

first_imgNPR:Dr. Frans de Waal is a biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics, compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimps to that of human politicians. He is a professor of psychology at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img

FreeWave scoops industry award

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Dorian/Seacor Vessels to Get Enhanced Reliquefaction Systems

first_imgDorian/Seacor‘s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers are to benefit from the latest reliquefaction plant development from Babcock’s LGE Process, following a contract signed last month (May) for the innovative vent gas cooler enhancement to be fitted on two new very large gas carriers (VLGCs) being built for Dorian/Seacor in South Korea, with an option for a possible further three vessels.The latest plant design enhancement (patents pending) from Babcock’s LGE is based on the innovative application of known and proven technology, to offer reduced capital and operating costs without compromising efficiency and operability. The novel vent gas cooler (VGC) enhances the reliquefaction systems used on gas carriers transporting LPG, ammonia and petrochemical gases with valuable efficiency, flexibility and environmental benefits.Installed as part of a reliquefaction plant on fully refrigerated LPG carriers, the VGC provides greater refrigeration capacity yield from the same electric power input (improving efficiency), enables additional cargoes to be carried (providing increased operational flexibility), and reduces cargo vapour emissions and losses through venting (offering an environmentally-friendly solution).The improved coefficient of performance (COP) of the plant – ie increased refrigeration capacity for the same electric power and seawater consumption – is one of the primary benefits of the VGC from which the Dorian/Seacor LPG carriers will benefit. By installing the VGC between the second and third stages of a three-stage compression system on large carriers, increases of 10-15 per cent in the COP can be achieved. This increased capacity allows conventional four compressor systems to be replaced by three slightly larger ones.The system has been ordered by Dorian/Seacor for two new fully refrigerated 84,000 m³ VLGCs to be built for the company at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea. As a result, these vessels will benefit from a three-compressor solution, with increased capacity and performance, reduced power consumption, and a lower overall build cost.“We are delighted that the Dorian/Seacor vessels will benefit from our VGC innovation, which is designed to improve compression refrigeration systems through evolution rather than revolution, bringing valuable advantages such as reduced costs and improved performance,” Babcock’s LGE Process General Manager Andrew Scott said.“Operating cost savings are achieved through a number of factors. For example, fuel consumption to provide electric power to drive the reliquefaction compressors is reduced. Additionally the increased refrigeration capacity for the same heat loads results in shorter operating periods, thereby also reducing the maintenance requirements for rotating machinery with greater intervals between overhauls. The VGC can equally easily and beneficially be fitted as retrofits to existing ships too, delivering the same advantages,” Scott added.The vessels are due for delivery in 2014.[mappress]Babcock, June 21, 2013last_img read more

A matter of conduct

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Wonders & blunders with Ben Derbyshire

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Al Faris on track with Etihad Rail project

first_imgThe company executed 250 trips across 26 days in order to transport the 25 m-long rail tracks 250 km from Mina Zayed port to the Etihad laydown area in Ghiyathi, Abu Dhabi. Each journey was approximately 4.5-5 hours.Al Faris fabricated ten flatbed trailers specifically for the project; each trailer was extended up to 25 m in length to accommodate the long loads.All road surveys, planning, technical support documentation, authority permissions, execution plans and schedules were prepared in-house prior to the moves. According to Al Faris, this helped organise all activities smoothly with minimum delays.The 1,200 km Etihad railway project will connect the seven emirates of the UAE to its neighbouring GCC countries.alfarisgroup.comlast_img read more