Cool Crafted Fireplace Screens

first_img Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process Editors’ Recommendations It’s about that time for the ultimate winter man task in every home, building a fire! This is also the time of year when carpets get burnt, animals get singed and kids have to be seat belted into the sofa so as not to get near said fire. One way to reduce risks in all fields is to use a fire screen.Sure you can get one at Home Depot, but if you want something that is going to stand out, work with a blacksmith and see what they have in the oven. Here are three we are fond of:At Oak Hill Iron Works in Morganton, N.C., owner/blacksmith Dean Curfman and his staff perform the brutal work necessary to create screens sure to become conversation pieces in the homes of their owners.“Every piece is hand forged,” says Curfman, as he watches a worker heat an iron rod to an orange glow. He then uses a machine to hammer the hot iron into the shape of a leaf. It’s grueling work and when they are working in the summer time, the heat can reach 115 degrees in the studio.The best part about the offerings at Oak Hill Iron Works is they are basically unlimited. They’ll tackle any project that comes through the door. You’re really limited only by your own imagination.“You bring us your concept and we’ll make something you’ll love,” says Curfman. “If we can’t make it, you don’t need it.”Fireplace screens crafted by Whit Hanschka are just as intricate. He opened his shop in 1996 on Martha’s Vineyard and has been creating elaborate pieces since. He’s created many impressive screens including one that’s wrought iron with a copper eel design, a bronze and copper model, and fish swimming over waves made from wrought iron, stainless steel and bronze.In Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Village Blacksmith, Inc. is the forge and shop of artist/blacksmith Ken Roby. He offers hand forged screens and fireplace accessories, as well as a variety of other items. You can see an example of his work here. The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) last_img read more

Province Supports Job Creation in Valley

first_imgAn Annapolis Valley juice producer is modifying its productionline to accommodate for single-serve juice and beverage products,making more work available in the region and securing markets forlocal fruit growers. The province is investing up to $500,000 in an innovation loan atthe Greatvalley Juice plant in Port Williams. When the plant’sproduction line for single-serve juice and beverage products isin full operation there is the potential to create 14 full-timeequivalent positions. “The additional production means new opportunities for workersand local apple producers,” said Economic Development MinisterErnest Fage. “We are pleased that we can help the company branchout into the single-serve marketplace.” “The agriculture sector is so important to the Valley region andthis expansion is integral to its continued growth,” saidAgriculture Minister Chris d’Entremont. “Adding value, by havingthe products packaged here, will help producers find more securemarkets for local juice apples. That’s good for everyone.” “The management of Greatvalley Juices is pleased to have enteredinto an agreement with the province of Nova Scotia,” said SylvainMayrand vice-president of operations for A. Lassonde Inc. Jay Johnson, director of operation for Greatvalley Juices, said:”With the financial assistance provided by the province, we areworking to determine which single-serve juices and beveragescould be produced in the Port Williams facility that will bestfit the needs of the company as a whole.” “Taking this seasonal operation to year-round status willstrengthen the apple processing infrastructure in Nova Scotia,”said Dela Erith, executive director of the Nova Scotia FruitGrowers’ Association. Greatvalley Juices is a division of A. Lassonde Inc. of Quebec. The five-year loan is forgivable if payroll and job maintenancetargets are met.last_img read more

Bob Barker And Jorja Fox To Be Honored By Animal Defenders International

first_imgBob Barker (Emmy award-winning host of ‘The Price is Right’ and philanthropist) and Jorja Fox (’CSI’s’ Sarah Sidle) will be honored at a special lion-themed night in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday October 13th by Animal Defenders International (ADI).The celebrity-studded event is ticket only. Tickets are $150 and VIP tickets are $500 (which includes a VIP champagne reception) and are available here.Lion Ark Night will be themed around last year’s huge ADI Operation Lion Ark rescue mission of 29 circus lions from Bolivia to the U.S, which is currently being made into a feature length documentary.After ADI undercover investigations secured a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia, the ADI team returned to track down and raid the remaining circuses defying the law. Every animal was rescued, with 29 lions airlifted by ADI to safety in the USA.The gala evening, at a private home in the Hollywood Hills, will feature a preview of scenes from the forthcoming movie Lion Ark introduced by ADI founders Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips, who led the dramatic rescue mission in Bolivia.During the evening’s award ceremony, a lifetime achievement award will be presented to TV host and philanthropist Bob Barker – the 2012 recipient of the international Lord Houghton Award for Services to Animal Welfare. ADI nominates a single recipient every four years.Jorja Fox will receive the ADI Animal Champion Award for her work to protect animals used in entertainment.ADI promises exhilarating evening with music, vegan hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, spirits, art, speakers, and a glimpse of Lion Ark the movie.The event is sponsored by Alternative Outfitters, ecoVegan, Frey Vineyards, Mt Beautiful Vineyards, Native Foods Café, Paul Mitchell, Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies, Veggie Grill and Vegin’ Out Vegan Meal Home Delivery Service.The VIP reception is at 6 pm; vegan hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine and spirits will be served from 7-10 pm; and the program begins at 8:30 pm.Find out more here and at ADI on Facebook.last_img read more

Police excuses on why they failed to catch serial killer pile up

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn Vancouver, the Missing Women’s Inquiry is holding their final days of testimony.Once again, three retired Vancouver officers repeated the familiar claim that the failure to catch serial killer Robert Pickton was due to a lack of resources and senior officers being slow to realize a serial killer was at work.As APTN National News reporter Rob Smith tells us, this comes just one day after the lawyer for the victims’ families called the inquiry a fiasco.last_img

Some Washington sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws

SPOKANE, Wash. — A dozen county sheriffs in Washington state are refusing to enforce new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles that voters approved in November.The sheriffs say the measure might be unconstitutional, and they won’t enforce it until the courts rule on a lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation.Supporters of the gun restrictions say they’re disappointed. But they note that the sheriffs have no role in enforcing the new laws until July 1, when expanded background checks take effect.The background check provision brings vetting for semi-automatic rifle and other gun purchases in line with the process for buying pistols.The new law also raised the minimum age for buying semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, and requires buyers to first pass a firearms safety course.Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press read more

TAP needs online votes

Brock’s Turn Around Project (TAP) is looking for online votes to win $100,000 for its program.TAP is competing for a Pepsi Refresh Challenge Grant, which would provide money to take arts programming to countries around the world. Grant recipients are selected by popular vote, and the first cycle of voting ends on Oct. 31.TAP began in 2006 when educator and Dub poet Michael St. George was hired by former Brock professor Jane Leavitt to teach a class called “Alternate Forms of Theatre”. That turned into a pilot project held in Jamaica in July 2007, when 18 students delivered an integrated arts program for more than 100 Jamaican participants. Since the pilot, TAP has done six projects in three countries, working with more than 500 participants around the globe.To vote for TAP, visit refresheverything.ca/tapthemap read more

Planned strike at Heathrow Airport suspended as union votes

LONDON — Officials at London’s Heathrow Airport say a planned strike has been suspended after the union representing security guards, firefighters and other workers gave its members time to consider the company’s offer.Unite union members at Europe’s busiest airport planned to strike Aug. 23-24 in an ongoing pay dispute. The airport said Wednesday the new offer gives a total pay rise of 7.8% over two years.Heathrow says the raise is higher than any other UK airport and that it “has a duty to ensure the business is sustainable —particularly against the backdrop of increasing economic uncertainty facing the UK in the immediate future.”The Unite union has confirmed a ballot is underway on the revised pay offer for 4,000 security, airside operations and passenger services staff. It closes Sept. 2.The Associated Press read more

At UN Assembly China says it will not ever be cowered by

Wang Yi told the Assembly’s annual general debate that China is committed to resolve trade frictions and differences “in a calm, rational and cooperative manner”, as well as “utmost patience and goodwill.”However, on Tuesday at the general debate, United States President Donald Trump told the UN that he would not accept a “bad trade deal” with China nor hoped a beneficial deal.In his response, Mr. Wang stressed that “should the other side act in bad faith…we will have to make necessary responses to safeguard our legitimate rights and interests, and to uphold international justice.”Spotlighting the marking of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 2019, Mr. Wang stressed that “850 million Chinese have shaken off poverty, and hundreds of millions have joined the middle-income group.”On China’s diplomatic achievement, the Foreign Minister said that China had boosted world peace and prosperity through its development.He reiterated that “China will remain committed to the basic principles of sovereign equality and non-interference in other country’s internal affairs as enshrined in the UN Charter.”While commenting on rampant unilateralism, Mr. Wang urged the world not to “just sit idly by.” Recognizing the important role that the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty plays in upholding global strategic balance and stability, he said that unilateral withdrawal would cause multiple negative impact.“China is opposed to the deployment of land-based intermediate-range missiles in the Asia Pacific,” he said, adding that “China will continue to take an active part in the international arms control process.”He also addressed hotspot topics such as the Iranian nuclear issue, and he urged it to be “speedily brought back to the track of the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).”He said that the Gulf countries should be urged to carry out dialogue and consultation, and countries from outside the region should “play a positive role in maintaining security in the region.”Turning to the Korean Peninsula, Mr. Wang said the opportunity for the political settlement must not be missed again.“It is necessary for the Security Council to consider…invoking the rollback terms of the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea]-related resolutions in order to bolster the political settlement of the Peninsula issue,” he said.On Myanmar and Bangladesh, Mr. Wang said China’s mediation efforts helped the two countries reach new common understanding on the return of Rohingya refugees. “Only real action will bring hope and create conditions for reaching a final solution toward the Rakhine issue,” he stressed. read more

DKB HBL THW Kiel in form Rhein Neckar Lowen close to win

dkb bundesliga ← Previous Story RK Vardar have new goalie from Serbia – Dejan Milosavljev Next Story → DON’T STOP TRAVELING: Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz to PSG Handball Championship race in Germany are now linked with only two names after Rhein Neckar Lowen beat TSV Hannover Burgdorf in away match 26:23 and in the same time, THW Kiel beat Fuchse Berlin 25:20.THW Kiel: Landin (1.-46., 13 saves), Wolff (45.-60., 3 saves); Duvnjak (3), Firnhaber, Weinhold (2), Dissinger, Wiencek (1), Ekberg (2), Frend Öfors (5), Rahmel, Zarabec (1), Vujin (6/2), Bilyk (1), Nilsson (4), Santos (n.e.); Trainer: GislasonFüchse Berlin: Heinevetter (1.-22., 31.-60., 7/1 saves), Genz (n.e.), Stochl (22.-30., 2 Paraden); Wiede (4), Elisson (3), Milde (1), Vukovic, Struck (2), Gojun, Lindberg (3/2), Zachrisson (2), Fäth (2), Schmidt (1), Reissky (1), Koch (1); Trainer: PetkovicTSV Hannover-Burgdorf – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 23:26 (13:14)Hannover: Semisch, Ziemer – Mortensen (6/3), Pevnov (1), Häfner (1), Böhm (8), Olsen (2), Brozovic (3), Christophersen, Kastening (2/1), Lehnhoff, Donker, Feiser, Thiele, KroneLöwen: Palicka, Appelgren – Tollbring, Sigurdsson (4/1), Groetzki (2), Radivojevic, Schmid (8), Pekeler (2), Bliznac, Petersson, Reinkind (1), Mensah (7), Taleski, Baena, Ekdahl Du Rietz (2)STANDINGS:1. Rhein-Neckar 28 24 0 4 876:680 482. Flensburg-H. 29 22 2 5 856:730 463. Fuchse Berlin 28 20 3 5 805:728 434. SC Magdeburg 28 20 2 6 837:749 425. Kiel 29 20 1 8 842:732 416. Hannover-Burgdorf 29 19 3 7 813:766 417. MT Melsungen 28 15 3 10 775:728 338. Leipzig 29 15 3 11 755:730 339. Goppingen 29 10 7 12 774:791 2710. HSG Wetzlar 28 11 3 14 734:727 2511. Lemgo 28 9 7 12 720:773 2512. Minden 28 7 8 13 741:793 2213. Erlangen 28 6 7 15 686:765 1914. Stuttgart 28 7 4 17 694:773 1815. Gummersbach 29 7 0 22 730:827 1416. N-Lubbecke 29 3 6 20 668:787 1217. Huttenberg 28 3 6 19 693:817 1218. Ludwigshafen 29 4 3 22 688:791 11 read more

GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism

first_imgGAA REFEREES COULD soon have the power to issue red cards for racism offences.A motion to next month’s GAA Congress is being put forward by the GAA’s ‘Standing Committee on Playing Rules’ proposing that such offences are upgraded to the bracket of aggressive fouls.The wording of the motion states than an ‘act by deed, word or gesture of a racist, sectarian or anti inclusion/diversity nature against an opponent’ can lead to a referee showing a player a red card for committing such an offence.The referee will have to have heard or witnessed the offence which could cause difficulties for officials in implementing it.There have been some high-profile cases in the recent years involving racism allegations in the GAA with Wexford player Lee Chin speaking out on the subject. Crossmaglen Rangers player Aaron Cunningham also alleged he was racially abused in the 2012 Ulster club final.Dub stars starting to miss out due to wear and tear, admits Paddy AndrewsDonnchadh Walsh: Kerry dipping into hurt locker ahead of Dublin rematchlast_img read more

Baillieu celebrates 50 years of Leonidas Inc

first_imgThe Premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu will launch the Pallaconian Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria, Leonidas Inc., 50 year anniversary by attending a cocktail party in celebration of this milestone on Saturday 25 June.“I congratulate all in the Pallaconian Brotherhood, Leonidas Inc., on reaching this milestone and I wish them all every success for the future,” said Premier Baillieu. “The Greek community of Victoria has played a magnificent role in our multicultural society. “The Greek community is one of the many culturally diverse communities which have impacted in making Victoria the best place to live in. This time, I want to congratulate specifically the Pallaconian Brotherhood, Leonidas Inc., on its 50th anniversary. Leonidas Inc., has succeeded in promoting the values, culture, history and traditions of Laconia throughout Victoria.”A photographic exhibition will also be launched today featuring images old and new showcasing the brotherhood’s contribution to the Victorian community and Australia. An eclectic exhibition titled Recollections 1961-2011, the images span the 50 year history of the organisation.“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to commemorate the achievements of the Pallaconian brotherhood in the last 50 years but also look forward to a future of the brotherhood for another 50,” said Cathy Petroulis, secretary, Pallaconian Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria. “We feel it’s time for the brotherhood to evolve to accommodate the needs of Greek Australians born in Australia and have ties through parents and family and want to find out more or get in touch with their cultural identity. “In order to do so, we’ve been able to host the cocktail party which will launch a series of events. And we are hoping, because we are providing lectures in English and Greek, it will show the new face of the brotherhood so that people don’t think that we are archaic and that we are only accommodating the needs of the people that originally established the club. And we are planning in the next two years to prove that to the community.” The cocktail party will also launch a series of events that will be held at the Laconian House during June and July, ending with an annual dinner dance on Saturday 30 July. Other events include: a lecture on the history of the Pallaconian Brotherhood in Melbourne and Victoria; a lecture on Lykourgos the law maker; a lecture on the Byzantine heritage of Laconia and Mistra; 300 Spartans movie night; and the poems of Nikiforos Vrettakos. The brotherhood was established in 1961 to assist newly arrived Laconian Greeks to acclimatise and cope with the challenges faced in their adopted country of Australia. During this post-war time, many Laconian Greeks chose to settle in Brunswick and surrounding areas in Moreland. Baillieu said that the bust of King Leonidas in Brunswick’s Sparta Place represents the “special place the Pallaconians have in Melbourne”. “King Leonidas led his 300 Spartans against the mass of invading armies over 2000 years ago and is an enduring symbol of the power of the will of free men,” said Baillieu. For over half a century, the Pallaconian Brotherhood has been instrumental in maintaining Laconian cultural heritage in Victoria and continues to pass this cultural legacy to second and third generation Greek Australians. “The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring all Victorians have the opportunity to fully participate in our multicultural society,” said Baillieu. “I encourage Victorians of all backgrounds to share their cultural heritage widely, as Leonidas Inc. has done over the last 50 years.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Selon les Amis de la Terre la conférence de Durban touche le

first_imgSelon les Amis de la Terre, la conférence de Durban “touche le fond” Les Amis de la Terre estiment aujourd’hui que le sommet de Durban “touche le fond”, avec un accord qui n’est rien d’autre qu’”une ruse pour détourner l’attention du monde de l’échec des pays développés à respecter les engagements existants de réduire leurs émissions”.Il aura fallu passer une journée et une nuit de plus que prévues à Durban, pour arriver, dimanche à l’aube, à établir une feuille de route vers un accord en 2015. C’est ainsi que s’est achevée la conférence de l’ONU sur le climat, le futur accord pour lutter contre le réchauffement devant concerner tous les pays.”A Durban, on s’est mis d’accord pour continuer à discuter en vue d’un accord, en 2015, qui devrait préfigurer un autre accord plus ferme, qui pourrait entrer en vigueur en 2020, si on est d’accord pour fixer des objectifs contraignants, sans savoir si ces objectifs auront un quelconque effet sur les climats : c’est ce qu’on appelle ‘une avancée considérable'”, souligne l’association Les Amis de la Terre dans un communiqué.”Tout autre accord qu’un accord juridiquement contraignant avec de fortes réductions des émissions pour les pays développés, dans une seconde phase d’engagements du Protocole de Kyoto, doit être appelé par son nom : ce sera un permis d’incinérer l’Afrique et ses peuples”, affirme le Nigérian Nnimmo Bassey, président de la Fédération internationale des Amis de la Terre.La crise climatique, un fardeau pour les plus vulnérables À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?”Nous n’avons pas besoin d’un nouvel accord, il y en a un qui existe déjà”, insiste Martine Laplante, présidente des Amis de la Terre France. Pour elle, “un nouveau mandat sera une porte ouverte à la dérégulation en matière de climat, les pollueurs continueront à polluer, les spéculateurs tireront profit de la pollution et le reste du monde devra supporter le fardeau de la crise climatique”.De plus, en faisant entrer l’agriculture et les forêts “dans les mécanismes de la finance carbone”, on les livre “à la spéculation aux dépens des humains les plus vulnérables et des climats”, estime l’ONG. TV5monde rapporte également les propos de Mithika Mwenda, pour qui “les climats, c’est comme le Titanic. Avec le peu de ressources qu’elle a pour s’adapter, l’Afrique coulera en premier, comme les passagers de troisième classe. Mais à la fin, tout le monde coulera. Personne n’y échappera, nos sorts communs sont étroitement et intimement liés”.Le 13 décembre 2011 à 16:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Time Inc Buys Jane Pratts xoJane and xoVain

first_img Over the summer, Time Inc. acquired sports news site Fansided and created Sports Illustrated Play, a digital platform devoted to youth and amateur sports. Then, earlier this month, the company announced that All You, the coupon-filled, once-ubiquitous shopping companion that held an exclusive deal with Walmart for ten years, would cease operations at the end of 2015. Founder and editor-in-chief Jane Pratt, as well as her editorial staff, will stay on and make the move to Time Inc.’s lower Manhattan headquarters, reporting to Time Inc. style network general manager Deborah Marquardt. xoJane.com received 2.5 million unique visitors in September, according to comScore, while sister site xoVain.com had 958,000 over the same period. Pratt had been seeking a buyer since previous owner Say Media made the decision to divest from all of its editorial properties in February. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Time Inc. continued some early holiday shopping, officially announcing its acquisition of women’s lifestyle and beauty websites xoJane.com and xoVain.com after a week of speculation on the impending deal.center_img Since last year’s spin-off from Time Warner, Time Inc. has undergone considerable effort to expand its brand portfolio and audiences in an effort to develop new revenue streams, all with an increasing emphasis on digital content. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve this modern, inclusive community of women, increasing our reach in this important segment and providing our advertising partners with more access to targeted, engaged audiences,” says Time Inc. EVP Evelyn Webster in a company release. Following last week’s acquisition of HelloGiggles, the move is yet another attempt by Time Inc. at expanding its reach to a young, increasingly-digitized female audience. Other major publishers have made similar millennial-grabbing moves of late; Condé Nast purchased music site Pitchfork and Hearst signed an advertising and distribution agreement with Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny.last_img read more

PhaseOut of PFASBased Firefighting Foam Included in Senate FY 2020 NDAA

first_imgThe Senate’s NDAA approved last Thursday includes a new provision that would require federal environmental regulation of toxic PFAS chemicals while setting a DOD deadline to end their use in firefighting foam, Environment America announced in a news release Friday.The provision addresses mounting test results discovering PFAS groundwater contamination on military installations and in adjacent nearby communities, as On Base has previously reported.The provision, attached as an amendment to the mandatory defense policy legislation, was co-sponsored by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Ranking Member Thomas Carper (D-Del.).The Senate easily adopted the bipartisan environmental proposal that would ultimately ban DOD’s use of PFAS-based firefighting foam after Sept. 30, 2022.It would also require the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a national drinking water standard for the “forever chemicals” that health experts have determined pose serious risks to humans, according to The Hill.The toxins have been a primary ingredient in firefighting foam used by military installations, and DOD has acknowledged a liability of at least $2 billion environmental cleanup costs.If signed into law, the new regulatory provision would bar DOD from using PFAS-based firefighting foam by fiscal 2023.The Democrat-led House broadly supports PFAS regulation and is unlikely to try to remove the provision in upcoming NDAA conference negotiations. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Wrightsman ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Wilmington Rotary Club Auctioning Off Pair Of Red Sox Tickets wGift Cards

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Rotary Club’s 4th Community Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS research will be held on Saturday, August 18th from 10am to 1pm at Rotary Park.This year, the Rotary Club is pleased to “leadoff” theirefforts with an exciting offer — An  Evening at Fenway Park.The prize package includes:Two third-base grandstand tickets (Section 24, Row 9, Seats 9-10) for the Monday, August 20, 7:10pm game vs. Cleveland Indians$50 Gift Card to the Red Sox Souvenir Shop$50 Gift Card to Eastern Standard, a restaurant less than a 5-minute walk from FenwayYou can bid for this terrific package via the Rotary Club’s Facebook page HERE or by calling “Scooter” Cunningham at 978-944-0155.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For This Saturday, August 17In “Community”Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Community”Wilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”last_img read more

ONGC gets govt goahead to buy 80 in GSPC for Rs 7738

first_imgReuters fileState-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has won government approval for the acquisition of Gujarat State Petroleum Corp’s entire 80 per cent holding in a KG basin gas block for Rs 7,738 crore, news agency PTI reported on Friday.ONGC had in December last year agreed to buy entire 80 per cent interest in GSPC along with operatorship rights, in Deen Dayal West (DDW) gas field in Block KG-OSN-2001/3 of the Bay of Bengal for $995 million (Rs 6,443 crore).The company will also pay a part consideration of $200 million (Rs 1,295 crore) to GSPC towards acquisition rights for discoveries other than DDW field in the block, the report said.”A farm-in agreement was signed with GSPC on March 10, 2017 with economic data of March 31, 2017,” the report said, quoting from ONGC’s notes to its first quarter earning disclosure.During the April-June quarter of fiscal 2018, “Government of India has approved the acquisition of entire 80 per cent participating interest of GSPC along with operatorship rights,” the notes said, adding that ONGC will make payments to GSPC “on fulfilment of certain conditions precedent”.A company official said the deal is likely to be closed within one month.The PTI report said that ONGC will pay $995.26 million for three discoveries in the KG-OSN-2001/3 block that are under trial production since August 2014. Another $200 million will be paid for six other discoveries for which GSPC has been finalising an investment plan to bring them to production.Jubilant Offshore Drilling Pvt Ltd and Geo Global Resources (India) Inc hold 10 per cent stake in the block.GSPC had originally offered ONGC its 50 per cent stake in the block together with operatorship, but the state-owned firm was not interested. Subsequently, GSPC offered its entire 80 per cent stake in the block and ONGC on December 23 last year, the report said.GSPC held debt of Rs 19,716.27 crore as on March 31, 2015. It has so far made 9 gas discoveries in the Bay of Bengal block. Of these, three — KG-08, KG-17, KG-15 commonly known as Deendayal West (DDW) fields — have been approved for development.last_img read more

Physicists extend stochastic thermodynamics deeper into quantum territory

first_img The physicists, Anthony Bartolotta, a graduate student at Caltech, and Sebastian Deffner, Physics Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, have written a paper on the Jarzynski equality for quantum field theories that will be published in an upcoming issue of Physical Review X.The work address one of the biggest challenges in fundamental physics, which is to determine how the laws of classical thermodynamics can be extended to the quantum scale. Understanding work and heat flow at the level of subatomic particles would benefit a wide range of areas, from designing nanoscale materials to understanding the evolution of the early universe.As Bartolotta and Deffner explain in their paper, in contrast to the large leaps made in the “microscopic theories” of classical and quantum mechanics during the past century, the development of thermodynamics has been rather stagnant over that time. Although thermodynamics was originally developed to describe the relation between energy and work, the theory traditionally applies only to systems that change infinitely slowly. In 1997, physicist Christopher Jarzynski at the University of Maryland College Park introduced a way to extend thermodynamics to systems in which heat and energy transfer processes occur at any rate. The fluctuation theorems, the most prominent of which is now called the Jarzynski equality, have made it possible to understand the thermodynamics of a wider range of smaller, yet still classical, systems.”Thermodynamics is a phenomenological theory to describe the average behavior of heat and work,” Deffner told Phys.org. “Originally designed to improve big, stinky heat engines, it was not capable of describing small systems and systems that operate far from equilibrium. The Jarzynski equality dramatically broadened the scope of thermodynamics and laid the groundwork for stochastic thermodynamics, which is a new and very active branch of research.” Thermodynamic laws that describe heat and energy are being extended to the quantum scale. Source: Pexels. Photograph by Paweł Kadysz Stochastic thermodynamics deals with classical thermodynamic concepts such as work, heat, and entropy, but on the level of fluctuating trajectories of atoms and molecules. This more detailed picture is particularly important for understanding thermodynamics in small-scale systems, which is also the realm of various emerging applications.It wasn’t for another decade, however, until the Jarzynski equality and other fluctuation theorems were extended to the quantum scale, at least up to a point. In 2007, researchers determined how quantum effects modify the usual interpretation of work. However, many questions still remain and overall, the area of quantum stochastic thermodynamics is still incomplete. Against this backdrop, the results of the new study represent a significant advance.”Now, in 2018 we have taken the next big step forward,” Deffner said. “We have generalized stochastic thermodynamics to quantum field theories (QFT). In a certain sense we have extended stochastic thermodynamics to its ultimate range of validity, since QFT is designed to be the most fundamental theory in physics.”One of the keys to the achievement was to develop a completely novel graph theoretic approach, which allowed the researchers to classify and combine the Feynman diagrams used to describe particle behavior in a new way. More specifically, the approach makes it possible to precisely calculate infinite sums of all the possible permutations (or arrangements) of disconnected subdiagrams describing the particle trajectories.”The quantity we were interested in, the work, is different than the quantities usually calculated by particle theorists and thus required a different approach,” Bartolotta said.The physicists expect that the results will allow other scientists to apply the fluctuation theorems to a wide variety of problems at the forefront of physics, such as in particle physics, cosmology, and condensed matter physics. This includes studying things like quantum engines, the thermodynamic properties of graphene, and the quark gluon plasma produced in heavy ion colliders—some of the most extreme conditions found in nature.In the future, the physicists plan to generalize their approach to a wider variety of quantum field theories, which will open up even further possibilities. What is quantum in quantum thermodynamics? More information: Anthony Bartolotta and Sebastian Deffner. “Jarzynski Equality for Driven Quantum Field Theories.” Physical Review X. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.8.011033. Also at arXiv:1710.00829 [cond-mat.stat-mech] Citation: Physicists extend stochastic thermodynamics deeper into quantum territory (2018, February 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-physicists-stochastic-thermodynamics-deeper-quantum.html © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Physical Review X This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Physicists have extended one of the most prominent fluctuation theorems of classical stochastic thermodynamics, the Jarzynski equality, to quantum field theory. As quantum field theory is considered to be the most fundamental theory in physics, the results allow the knowledge of stochastic thermodynamics to be applied, for the first time, across the full range of energy and length scales. Explore furtherlast_img read more

A cultural bowl

first_imgFestivities are in the air, with the seventh weekend of Dilli Haat Utsav geared up. The flagship tourism promotion festival of Delhi Tourism in collaboration with Department of Art, Culture and Languages, has successfully reached its 7th weekend. Dilli Haat Utsav began on 13 September and is scheduled to continue in the same spirit  31 March.Lively evenings full of fun, frolic and entertainment are being offered with an exclusive journey to cultural territories. Artists from institutions like Hindi Academy, Punjabi Academy, Sahitya Kala Parishad etc are showcasing their talent at Dilli Haats every weekend. This series of festival is marked by unique music and dance performances. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This weekend’s schedule focuses on artistic diversity of the country, and promises a cocktail of different and unique cultures of India. Artists from every nook and corner of the city have been invited to present their talent and captivate the audience with a joyful evening full of divergent artistic expressions.Dilli Haats are now coming out as the new cultural joints in Delhi. Festivities and celebrations rarely end here. Local as well as international tourists are offered a lively and active hangout offering window to whole of India. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAlso new and seasoned artists have been given an organised platform to perform. Dilli Haat Utsav offers them a systematic space to gather fans and make a name for themselves. The initiative aims to strengthen options for cultural delights in the city. People are offered with an alternative arena for spending time and discovering India’s crafts, culture and cuisine.Dilli Haats offers food from diverse Indian cuisines under one roof and at economical prices. Take a nibble from Manipur, taste Punjab and head Mumbai for some Vada Pao. Dilli Haats’  huge footfall has also contributed in increasing sales of handicraft and handloom artists. Craftsmen from around the country have put up stalls to directly link with buyers and sell their product without the involvement of any middlemen.Where : Dilli Haat (INA, Pitampura, Janakpuri) When: 1 and 2 Novemberlast_img read more

Frost Sullivan Awards Carestream for Medical Imaging Innovation in North America

first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more February 24, 2016 — Frost & Sullivan has awarded Carestream Health its 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. Carestream was recognized for innovation focused on value-based imaging that solves real-life problems and addresses unmet customer needs.The award focuses on all aspects of the company’s digital medical imaging portfolio which includes new fluoroscopy and ultrasound systems; new cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology; and a vendor-neutral enterprise imaging Clinical Collaboration Platform.“A result of Carestream’s commitment to innovation is its latest flagship digital radiography (DR) product, developed using proven, in-house detector technology,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Principal Nadim Michel Daher. “This next-generation product builds off of its predecessor, the first-of-its-kind ‘DR retrofit’ offerings. It supports a higher level of workflow productivity, dose efficiency and image quality, without requiring heavy investments.”Carestream is set to replicate the success of its DR systems in the fluoroscopy department with the launch of the DRX-Excel Plus, its multipurpose fluoroscopy/radiography equipment. This device was developed in response to the relative lack of product and technology innovation in this specialty area. It enables healthcare providers to share flat-panel detectors among multiple radiography and fluoroscopy rooms and systems.Similarly, Carestream recently entered into the ultrasound modality with the Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE premium ultrasound imaging systems. The all-touch control panel is extremely easy to clean and offers tactile feedback on home keys so that operators can stay focused on the patient. The user interface also can be customized to the preferences of the sonographer.The Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE systems are positioned as the first two models of a new generation of ultrasound systems from Carestream. The product line has a scalable, high-performance platform, which promotes both technology migration as well as transducer migration. These systems provide an ideal entry point for Carestream into the ultrasound space, setting the stage for gradual percolation down to the mid-range and point-of-care ultrasound market.Carestream’s vision to continually advance the medical imaging marketplace through new technology can be seen in the design of its investigational cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system intended for orthopedic imaging. The new technology offers a cost-effective, low-dose, 3-D and weight-bearing imaging technique. When available, the CBCT system will combine the best of two modalities — namely the high-resolution, 3-D imaging capabilities of CT, and the speed, convenience, radiation dose efficiency and affordability of DR.The company was also recognized for its third-generation, vendor-neutral, standards-based Clinical Collaboration Platform. Its data aggregation and data federation capabilities allow it to integrate additional types of multi-disciplinary and unstructured content into the clinical workflow.“Complementing its growing portfolio of imaging systems, Carestream’s imaging informatics solution set serves to solidify the company’s overall value proposition to an extended imaging enterprise,” noted Daher. “By continually advancing workflow, data management and reporting solutions to where imaging services are consumed, Carestream has gained a competitive edge with its enterprise imaging IT portfolio.”Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it delivers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.For more information: www.frost.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Imaging | February 24, 2016 Frost & Sullivan Awards Carestream for Medical Imaging Innovation in North America Company recognized for new product launches across multiple markets, including ultrasound and fluoroscopy Related Content Video Player is loading.Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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