Cavendish Fluor Partnership will continue to manage Magnox Ltd until September 2019 and I would like to thank them for their continued commitment in delivering the Magnox decommissioning programme. We will continue to work together to ensure a smooth transition to the new arrangements. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has today (2 July 2018) announced that Magnox Ltd will become a subsidiary of the NDA from 1 September 2019.The NDA’s Chief Executive, David Peattie, said: This decision marks a new approach to managing the 12 Magnox sites but is consistent with a similar change we made at Sellafield in 2016, where the simplified approach is resulting in more efficient decommissioning progress. The decision follows the announcement, made in March 2017, of the NDA’s intention to terminate its contract with Cavendish Fluor Partnership to decommission the Magnox sites.In line with a recent change to the way Sellafield (the NDA’s largest and most complex site) is managed, expertise from the private sector will be engaged through multiple smaller contracts, rather than through a single large Parent Body Organisation (PBO).Mr Peattie added: Magnox Ltd is responsible for operations at the sites of 10 former Magnox nuclear power stations, 2 nuclear research sites and 1 hydroelectric plant in the UK.The new arrangements were approved by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “A president’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.” Well, it seems like he knows how to get it right on Broadway. The Tony-winning play All the Way, starring Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as the 36th President of the United States, broke a Broadway box office record last week. The production grossed $1,425,001, which is more than any other play has grossed in an eight-show week in Broadway history. The show landed in the top five grossing shows, joining perennial favorites The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots. Meanwhile, another new play, Mothers and Sons, took its final bow on June 22, but not before bringing in its highest weekly gross of its run. Source: The Broadway League FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (102.28%)** 3. Matilda (100.67%) 4. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.63%) 5. Aladdin (100.06%) UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Rocky (67.56%) 4. The Cripple of Inishmaan (66.13%) 3. Bullets Over Broadway (64.04%) 2. Mothers and Sons (60.83%) 1. Holler If Ya Hear Me (58.46%) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Violet ($342,877) 4. Rock of Ages ($341,945) 3. Mothers and Sons ($253,788) 2. Casa Valentina ($182,859) 1. Holler If Ya Hear Me ($170,652)* View Comments *Number based on 2 preview performances and 6 regular performances **Number based on 7 regular performances Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending June 22: FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($2,098,868) 2. Wicked ($2,027,347) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,641,677) 4. All the Way ($1,425,001) 5. Kinky Boots ($1,394,435)
“North Georgia Mountains are great because it’s a super condensed area of the Appalachian mountain chain. You really finish with a bang. You can bike backcountry and find big ridges and push your limits and that keeps me coming back.” said Gordon Wadsworth, BRO athlete and avid mountain biker, as I spoke with him about trails, “There’s so much condensed riding in North Georgia that it’s kind of impossible to ever want to leave.”Northern Georgia has been a big draw for mountain bikers for years, and we at BRO want to make sure you know the top 7 trails not to miss while traveling through the area.Jackrabbit MountainJackrabbit Mountain is a beginner to intermediate trail located near Hiawassee. It is a total of 11.3 miles with 693’ of ascent. It is a singletrack with a maximum of 12% gradient. The trail is well maintained and open year-round, with beautiful views of the Chatuge Lake.Moss CreekA three-mile intermediate trail, Moss Creek is home to some great singletrack. Smooth and flowy, this trail features more than 400 feet of elevation gain. Moss Creek continuously mixes things up, as there are climbs and descents, tight turns and switchbacks, and varied scenery.Bear Creek This intermediate trail is a 10-mile singletrack loop, with a 4,700’ elevation gain. This loop is part of the Pinhoti trail and is primarily ridden downhill. There are a few creek crossings and the trail overall is fast and flowy. The highlight of this loop is the Gannet Poplar, a giant poplar with a girth as wide as 6 adult wingspans. Jake MountainJake Mountain has improved greatly over the years. Formerly washed out, it has recently been revamped and is now a favorite among bikers of all skill levels. This 7-mile singletrack network that gains 600’. While much of the trail is flowy, it is considered intermediate because it enters a deep creek crossing, Jones Creek, and the climb back out is famously steep.Pinhoti Trail: Armuchee to Snake Creek GapThe Pinhoti trail is one of Georgia’s epics. Starting around Ellijay and finishing in Alabama, the trail is fast and flowy, but the actual technicality depends on the section you’re riding. This section is 15 miles long and rated an intermediate ride. The singletrack gains 2,800’ and is an out and back trail.Stanley GapThis advanced trail includes 10-miles of out and back singletrack with 2,100’ of gain. It is extremely difficult and and includes some bombing descents. Be prepared for some chunky downhill, and tricky ascents that require a significant amount of lung power.Pinhoti Trail: Mountaintown CreekTransformed from an old logging road, this advanced singletrack trail is 5 miles long with 3,000’ gain. An out and back trail, Mountaintown Creek features a lot of backcountry riding. Bikers should be prepared to get wet and and a tad torn up. But one of the best descents in North Georgia makes it all worth while. Note: The trail has several great views of waterfalls along the way, so be sure to keep an eye out as you zoom along. Special thanks to Gordon Wadsworth, Cartecay Bikes in Ellijay, and Mulberry Gap in Ellijay for contributing beta to this piece.Related: