Ulstein Designed Vessels Nominated for OSJ Awards

first_imgzoom The deepwater construction vessel ‘Aegir’ and the installation support vessel ‘Siem Moxie’ are nominated for OSJ Awards. Both are designed by ULSTEIN.The two ULSTEIN designed vessels are listed as nominees for the Offshore Support Journal 2014 Awards. Additionally, 3 of the 4 nominees for the OSJ Shipowner of the Year Award are ULSTEIN clients (Eidesvik Offshore, Island Offshore and Pacific Offshore). The winners will be announced at the 2014 OSJ Gala Award on 19 February in London. Votes can be submitted till 14 February.The installation support vessel ‘Siem Moxie’, an ULSTEIN SX163 design, is nominated for the Offshore Renewables Award. The vessel is a unique windfarm support/installation support vessel, specially designed and equipped to allow quick and safe ‘walk to work’ access to offshore windturbine foundations and offshore platforms. The design marks a new milestone for ULSTEIN, as it is their first design for the offshore renewables segment to be built. The ship is currently under construction at the Fjellstrand yard.The other ULSTEIN designed nominee is Heerema’s deepwater construction vessel ‘Aegir’, competing for the Support Vessel of the Year Award. The ‘Aegir’ (link to product sheet)’, a customized ULSTEIN SOC 5000 design, is a versatile vessel that allows for quick change between various operational modes (J-lay, reellay, heavy lift). She has the unique capability of being able to execute complex infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra deep water, while offering sufficient lifting capacity to install platforms in relatively shallow water. The range of operational modes allows its clients to execute projects with less vessels and sailing time, making a contribution to sustainable operations. My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Ulstein Group, February 4, 2014last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, July 24, 2018 – THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS announced today that multi-platinum singer-songwriter and four-time MMVA winner Shawn Mendes is set to return to the iHeartRadio MMVA stage Sunday, Aug. 26at 9 p.m. ET on CTV, MTV, and Much. Mendes joins an all-star lineup of recently announced performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Alessia Cara, Halsey, Kris Wu, Marshmello ft. Anne-Marie, and Meghan Trainor. Advertisement Facebook Toronto-born Mendes has achieved international success with his three, #1 studio albums, Handwritten (2015), Illuminate (2016), and Shawn Mendes (2018), which reached #1 on iTunes in over 80 countries worldwide upon its release this May. With the release of Shawn Mendes, Mendes became the third-youngest solo artist of all time to achieve three #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200. Along with the success of each album, he has released several hit singles, including “Stitches”, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “Treat You Better,” “Mercy,”  and, most recently, “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan“, which soared to the #1 and #2 spots on iTunes. Worldwide, he has sold more than 11 million albums, 100 million singles, and has amassed more than 15 billion song streams and four billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two, sold-out world tours and will head out in 2019 on his third international area tour. Tickets are on sale now.THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS airs live on Sunday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET on:CTV, CTV.ca, CTV GOMuch, Much.comMTViHeartRadio.ca and the iHeartRadio appVirgin Radio in Toronto, Kitchen, London, Halifax, Montréal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and VancouverTwitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Viewers looking for a pre-party can catch THE IHEARTRADIO MMVA RED CARPET pre-show at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, Much, and Twitter. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Former NHLer hosts hockey camp that guides aboriginal kids

first_imgAPTN National NewsA former NHL player is hosting a hockey camp for aboriginal kids.His goal, to help steer kids away from negative influences that shaped his life.APTN’s Keith Laboucan hits the ice to bring us more on this story.last_img

514BILLETS dinged for unsolicited texts to pay 10 coupons to clients CRTC

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. – Owners of Quebec-based ticket reseller 514-BILLETS have agreed to offer $10 rebate coupons to 7,500 clients in the first application of Canada’s anti-spam law involving unsolicited messages sent to mobile phones.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission alleged that 514-BILLETS violated the law by sending text messages without the consent of recipients.It also alleged the ticket reseller didn’t identify the person who sent the messages or provide information so that recipients could contact the sender.The 514-BILLETS service primarily resells tickets for sporting and cultural events.It is owned by two numbered companies — 9118-9076 QUEBEC INC. and 9310-6359 QUEBEC INC. — which have agreed to pay $75,000 in rebates and $25,000 to the federal government to settle the case.The CRTC says the companies will also appoint an officer responsible for making sure the organization complies with Canada’s anti-spam law, which lays out the conditions for sending electronic communications.“Today’s announcement demonstrates our comprehensive approach to reduce unsolicited communications sent to Canadians, whether via email or text message,” said Steven Harroun, CRTC chief compliance and enforcement officer.last_img read more

The Fight for Istiqlal Becomes Tense as Parties Build Coalitions

Rabat – After Friday’s national legislative elections, political parties have begun holding meetings to determine their alliances for the next five years.The elections gave a 55-seat boost to the opposition Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) and an 18-seat increase to the ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) – revealing a new bipolarity in Moroccan politics that pits secularists against Islamists.Neither PAM, nor PJD holds a majority of seats, meaning alliances with the Istiqlal Party, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) and other moderately powerful parties will be essential in determining the legislative strength of the opposition and government coalitions. PAM’s Ilyas El-Omari, Istiqlal’s Hamid Chabat and USFP’s Driss Lachgar held an unofficial meeting on Saturday to see if the three-way opposition coalition could be feasible. No final decision has yet been made regarding the alliance, according to Le360.Together, the trio would control 168 seats, while the PJD alone holds 125 seats.If Istiqlal (46 seats) chooses to side with the PJD, the government coalition would have power over 210 seats, when the Popular Movement (27 seats), and the Party of Progress and Socialism (12 seats) are taken into account.The PAM’s success in doubling its presence in the House and PJD’s modest rise in representation caused several other parties to hemorrhage seats on October 7th.Voters awarded the National Rally of Independents, which used to be led by Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar before he resigned yesterday, 37 seats – 15 less than they did in 2011.The Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) saw its representation in the parliament nearly halve, from 39 seats in the previous elections, to 20 seats this time around.The Constitutional Union (UC) lost four seats and the Popular Movement (MP) lost five. read more

Collection of David Carrs writings coming in 2020

NEW YORK — Writings by the late David Carr, the revered author and journalist, are coming out in book form next year. Ta-Nehisi Coates, a friend whom Carr once mentored, is providing the introduction.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that “Final Draft: The Selected Work of David Carr” was scheduled for the spring of 2020 and will be edited by his widow, Jill Rooney Carr. “Final Draft” will include everything from Carr’s cultural writing to his struggles with addiction.Carr was a reporter and media critic for The New York Times at the time of his death, in 2015, at age 58. He wrote the memoir “The Night of the Gun” and also worked at such publications as New York magazine and the Washington City Paper, for which he hired Coates.The Associated Press

From democracy to soccer Zambias successes offer example for all – Ban

24 February 2012From its commitment to democracy to its soccer victory in the recent Africa Cup of Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded the Government and people of Zambia for serving as a shining example to the continent and the rest of the world. “With hard work, energy, perseverance and faith – Zambia has proven anything is possible,” Mr. Ban said in a speech to a special session of the country’s Parliament, adding that the world had witnessed more than sporting success in Zambia’s football victory; it had also its spirit. “I take deep inspiration from all that you represent, all that you stand for,” he said. “You have deepened democracy and set a high bar for the continent, and indeed the world. Last September, once again, you conducted free and fair elections. Once again, you managed a smooth and dignified transition of power,” said the Secretary-General. “Once again, you showed courage and leadership across the political spectrum and across communities.”He said democracy runs deep in Zambia and that work on a new constitution would deepen it further. “This offers Zambia an opportunity to lead once more by enshrining the highest standards of human rights and protections for all people – regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.”The world also needs Zambia to help tackle the global challenges of today, beginning with sustainable development, added Mr. Ban.He noted that deforestation is happening at an alarming pace in Zambia and access to safe drinking water remains a challenge. The country’s economy is growing steadily and poverty is slowly declining. At the same time, the benefits of development are not reaching all of the women, men and children of Zambia. He called for making a “big push” on reducing maternal, under-five and infant mortality, as well as building on the tremendous progress in HIV prevention to realize the vision to end all new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths, and discrimination. Mr. Ban also highlighted the need to empower women and young people, stressing that Zambia’s greatest resource is its people and the country will realize its full potential when its women and youth can realize theirs. “I know you are working hard to integrate young women and men in national development,” he stated. “They need to feel the benefits of economic growth in their own lives and their own futures. They need quality education and the training and skills to find and create decent jobs.”Zambia has made progress on many fronts in promoting economic and political empowerment for women, said Mr. Ban. “Yet all of us recognize there is much more work ahead,” he added, noting that women represent 51 per cent of the total population, and yet their representation in Parliament stands at 11 per cent, an all-time low. In the area of peace and security, the Secretary-General paid tribute to the 73 Zambians who have lost their lives on UN peacekeeping duties and the more than 300 who serve in peacekeeping missions in Africa and beyond. Zambia also has a history of welcoming people fleeing conflict, having provided shelter to hundreds of thousands of refugees over the years, he added.In his meeting with parliamentarians, Mr. Ban discussed a range of topics, including the rights of all people regardless of sexual orientation, refugees and climate change. Tomorrow he will visit a UN-supported project for children and will join the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, on a visit to an Olympic Youth Development Centre. He will also meet the Zambian President and a number of Cabinet members.On Sunday, the Secretary-General will visit a school in Livingstone and tourist infrastructure around Victoria Falls, before flying on to Angola. read more

Death toll from garbage dump landslide reaches 32

A fire had also broken out at the site and the Air Force was deployed to douse the flame. Several houses were buried after the massive garbage mountain collapsed on Friday. The death toll from a landslide of a garbage dump in Sri Lanka rose to 32 on Wednesday with eight others still missing, the Xinhua news agency reported.The Disaster Management Center said the search and rescue operations at the site of the Meethotamulla garbage dumping site were still continuing. Residents of the area have been protesting over the past months, urging the authorities to move the garbage to another location.The government said there would be no more dumping of garbage at Meethotamulla following the tragedy. Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said over the weekend that a problem running for decades, perhaps as long as 20 years, came to a head with the collapse of a part of the garbage mountain.He said it was unfortunate that even though payments had been made for those families under risk of landslides to move out, some had not done so.President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed officials to provide maximum relief to the people who were affected by the disaster. read more

UN peacekeeping chief announces weaponsfree zone in Central African Republic town

The decision to establish the zone follows a call by the population of Bambari for further protection against armed groups, and aims to ensure the free movement of civilians as well as access by humanitarian workers to vulnerable people.The visit by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous comes as the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) marks one year since it began its operations. “This is an opportunity to assess the situation and to sensitize our partners on upcoming deadlines – first the referendum on the constitution, and then elections,” Mr. Ladsous stressed during a press conference in the capital, Bangui. Plagued by decades of instability and fighting, CAR witnessed a resumption of violence in December 2012 when the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition launched a series of attacks. A peace agreement was reached in January 2013, but the rebels seized Bangui in March 2013.A transitional government was established, but the conflict took on increasingly sectarian overtones by December 2013 as the mainly Christian anti-Balaka movement took up arms and inter-communal clashes erupted again in and around Bangui. Since then, the UN peacekeeping chief said, the situation has largely improved in the capital, with much of the population back at work and moving around in the streets.“[The upcoming elections] are an important step for national reconciliation. […] These elections must take place, before the end of the year and correctly,” Mr. Ladsous insisted.In response to some political parties calling for another transitional government to be established, the UN official said it would be out of the question.“The word transition has a clear definition. A schedule [for the elections] has been agreed upon by mediators, by countries in the region, and by the Security Council. The transitional government will be over on 31 December, and there will be no prolongations.”Mr. Ladsous also highlighted a high-level meeting expected to take place on 1 October during the UN General Assembly which will focus on international commitments made by the global community for CAR.“An example of support from the United Nations is $1 million being allocated on an exceptional basis to finance the elections,” he noted. From his trip to Bambari, Mr. Ladsous recalled conversations with locals who said they are “tired and fed up with armed groups that fight and seek egotistical profits” at the cost of the population.“One woman said to me: ‘we can’t continue like this. It’s unacceptable,’” he relayed, adding that he ensured her that armed groups will pay the price for acting against peace. During the visit, Mr. Ladsous also met with MINUSCA personnel and discussed the fight against sexual exploitation and abuse, in the wake of recent allegations. read more

Wednesdays Daily Brief Women boost work profits saving biodiversity UK loses Chagos

The head of the UN relief and works agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday that despite weathering a “truly existential crisis” over funding last year, money to continue operations in the Gaza Strip will only last until mid-June. Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl told the Council it was “absolutely critical to avoid a breakdown of our food pipeline” and called on partners – 42 of whom increased their contributions to UNRWA last year after the United States withdrew funding – “to actively mobilize in support of our efforts”. He was briefing via video-link, along with the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on the overall political and humanitarian situation surrounding the Israel-Palestine conflict. Our full report is here. UK Government austerity measures created ‘record levels of hunger and homelessness’: Independent UN expert  Businesses perform better – sometimes by as much as 20 per cent – when they employ more women in top positions, UN labour experts said on Wednesday, warning nonetheless that most still pay lip-service to the idea of gender equality in the boardroom. In a report covering 13,000 firms in 70 countries, the International Labour Organization (ILO), said that globally, around six in 10 agreed that gender diversity improved their business, with almost as many citing gains in creativity, innovation and reputation. In terms of profits, almost three-quarters of companies that tracked gender diversity in management positions reported increases of between five and 20 per cent, while the majority saw 10 to 15 per cent growth.  Read the full story here. Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change, UN stresses on International Day  With potential to boost profits by up to 20 per cent, a woman’s place is at work: ILO  The food people eat around the world is becoming “alarmingly homogenous” according to UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food has never been greater.  That’s one of the warning signs being discussed as the world marks the International Day for Biological Diversity on Wednesday, which this year highlights the impact of environmental neglect on food security and public health. The day themed “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” aims to leverage knowledge and spread awareness of how much all life depends on biodiversity. Full story here, and here’s our report from earlier this month on the key biodiversity study showing the cost of human behaviour for species worldwide.  UK’s ‘unlawful’ occupation of the Chagos Archipelago condemned by large majority in UN General Assembly  The UN General Assembly has backed a motion censuring the United Kingdom’s administration of the Chagos Islands, in the Indian Ocean, urging the island chain to be reunified with neighbouring Mauritius within six months. There were 116 votes for the motion, with more than 50 abstentions, and just five votes against, including the UK, United States, and Hungary.  The vote followed on from an Advisory Opinion issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the end of February (UN News report here), which stated the UK was “under an obligation” to ends its administration of the islands “as rapidly as possible”. The UK retained sovereignty over the islands after Mauritius gained its independence from Britain in 1968, following a reported compensation deal between the two States. The entire Chagossian population was forcibly removed from the territory between 1967 and 1973 and prevented from returning. The Court said that ending UK control was a necessary step to full decolonization of Mauritius in a manner “consistent with the right of peoples to self-determination. The islands are known by the UK Foreign Office as the British Indian Ocean Territory. The resolution is not binding on the UK to act, but according to news reports, the overwhelming vote against, followed a robust lobbying campaign at the UN and in national capitals.  Palestine refugees’ relief chief warns Security Council money to fund Gaza operations will run out in June  “The results of the austerity experiment are crystal clear. Record levels of hunger and homelessness, falling life expectancy for some groups, even fewer community services and greatly reduced policing.”  This damning assessment of the UK Government’s austerity policies comes from Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, whose report on the UK was released in Geneva on Wednesday.  Mr. Alston condemned austerity as an “ideological project” which has seen UK standards of well-being descend fast “in a remarkably short period of time, as a result of deliberate policy choices.” Although the UK unemployment rate is at a historic low, said the independent UN expert, millions of workers rely on charity to make ends meet. Close to 40 per cent of children are predicted to be living in poverty by 2021, and 16 per cent of people over 65 live in relative poverty. The report comes some five months after his fact-finding mission to the country, which saw him warn that Brexit – the UK’s delayed departure from the European Union – risks driving more people into poverty. Algeria and Argentina officially recognized as malaria-free  Two more countries are officially free from one of the world’s leading killers: malaria. The UN health agency, WHO, announced on Wednesday that the disease is no longer present in Algeria and Argentina. WHO guidelines say that a country can be said to be malaria-free if it can prove that it has interrupted transmission of the disease for at least three consecutive years. In Argentina’s case, malaria was last reported in 2010; in Algeria, the disease last surfaced in 2013. The announcement follows years of improved surveillance, free diagnosis and treatment in both countries, that has allowed for “every last case” of malaria to be rapidly identified and treated, WHO said in a statement.  Fighting hate crimes in the courts: UN justice experts meet at Vienna conference    Warning in April of a “disturbing groundswell of intolerance and hate-based violence,” UN chief António Guterres identified the fight against hate crime and hate speech as one of his top priorities for 2019. Following the Secretary-General’s launch of a UN system-wide plan of action to tackle hate speech, the responsibility of criminal justice systems in preventing and countering these kinds of crimes, is being debated at the 28th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, currently taking place in Vienna. Speaking at the opening session, Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said that crimes motivated by intolerance or discrimination can only be countered through international collaboration, and by ‘strengthening effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems that protect people and their rights.” Listen to, or download our audio News In Brief for 22 May, on SoundCloud: read more

Rafinha to undergo surgery after tearing knee ligament

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says midfielder Rafinha will need knee surgery and is expected to be out for the rest of the season.The club says tests have confirmed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Rafinha’s left knee. He will undergo surgery in the coming days.Rafinha got hurt in the team’s 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday.The Brazilian had torn a ligament in his right knee in 2015, and had a meniscus injury in the same leg in 2017.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press

PAX 2012 The uncanny Oculus Rift

first_imgIn the 90’s, it seemed like virtual reality headsets were inevitably the computer display of the future. Despite the limitations of 3D graphics at the time, the idea of being fully immersed in a virtual world, each physical movement being translated 1-for-1, was incredibly powerful. But as time went on, the dream of VR headsets seemed to fizzle. Consumer units were expensive and didn’t deliver the sort of experience we all imagined, and even sci-fi movies that were based in virtual worlds, like The Matrix and Inception, explained them with more direct neurological interfaces.Until the Oculus Rift Kickstarter caught fire, smashing its $250,000 goal by more than $2,000,000, you would have thought that the whole concept was mostly dead.All that Kickstarter money was a clear sign that gamers, at least, were still interested in the possibilities of a VR headset. And then a number of hands-on reports raved about the performance of the Rift and the immersive gaming experience it created. So when I found out that Rift would make an appearance at PAX 2012, I was eager to see for myself if their display stood up to the hype.The best word to describe my first few minutes using the Rift to play Doom 3: BFG  is “spooky.” The head tracking is remarkably accurate, and being able to look up and see the ceiling, or turn in my chair to see what was behind me, quickly tricked my brain into thinking I was standing in the virtual room. One of the most startling things from my playtest was when the Oculus rep handed me the controller, and I instinctively looked down expecting to see it in the game world — like I said, spooky.The immersive quality of the Oculus Rift can’t be denied, and with a good set of headphones the simulation would be even more convincing. But as part of the game controls, I found that the VR headset has some limitations. While the display is fully aware of which way your head is facing, it doesn’t know which way your body is facing. So if you turn your head to the left, for instance, pushing forward on the left control stick would then move you in that direction, even though your body hasn’t turned. As a result, I found myself continually using the right stick to get things lined up again, so that “forward” in the game was also “forward” for my body. That problem is specific to first-person games, however. In a game where the player was in a car, plane, or mech (like Hawken, which recently announced support for the Rift) the headset could simply control your view out of the cockpit, and looking forward would always show what was in front of the vehicle.The head-body disconnect isn’t a deal breaker for the Oculus Rift, but it does say something about the kind of games it’s best suited for. In a twitch reflex FPS, making those right stick adjustments would be a constant hassle. But in a slower paced first-person game, like Minecraft or Skyrim, the ability to look around the world in any direction would be entirely worth an occasional realignment. Considering how convincing Doom 3’s projectiles looked when flying at me during the demo, I might even be willing to use it with something like Left4Dead, simply to see what a horde of charging zombies looks like with the Rift’s added sense of depth.I tried to stand up during the demo, but sat down again almost immediately; the headset is so convincing that I found myself leaning forward to start walking, even though I consciously knew I was standing still. It’s possible that over time I would have adjusted for the difference, and other playtesters have been able to remain standing throughout the demo, but developer Palmer Luckey said he believes it’s an issue that can be addressed. Just as with the facing adjustments, the problem is that the Rift currently doesn’t track your body. It knows when you’re looking down, but it doesn’t know when you’re leaning forward or shifting your stance. If that sort of body awareness can be added later, Luckey believes that using the Rift while standing up won’t cause the sense of unbalance that I felt. Body tracking would also open up some new gameplay possibilities, like leaning to peek around a corner.The Oculus reps couldn’t say much about the future of the Rift that we don’t already know. Pricing and availability of the final product are still to-be-determined, and the company is keeping quiet about which games, aside from Doom 3: BFG Edition and Hawken, will support the display. But it was encouraging to hear that they’re working on an API that will make the Rift easy to incorporate into existing games.Ultimately I’m very impressed with what Oculus has developed, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it improves. I don’t expect to be putting on a headset for every game I play one day, but for certain experiences the Rift will be an incredible addition.last_img read more

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in

first_img 26 Comments Christina with the Independent Alliance’s Ross and Halligan Source: Independent Alliance“I hope that this proposal may provide some comfort to those families who, like Christina, have lost a loved one through the selfish act of a driver who has committed a serious road traffic offence including a drunk or drug driver who has been charged with dangerous driving causing death.“It sends out a strong message to those who commit serious road traffic offences that you may now lose your licence to drive in advance of any conviction in court,” Ross stated.Read: ‘My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver – it left a desperate void in our lives’Read: This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas Brendan Image: Christina Donnelly Dec 8th 2016, 6:13 PM Image: Christina Donnelly Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 6:13 PM Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial. Share Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Brendan By Órla Ryan Transport Minister Shane Ross said his department has been examining the “circumstances whereby a person may lose their licence following arrest for a serious road traffic offence … with a view to the strengthening of the law in this area”. 19,949 Views AN AMENDMENT IN bail legislation will prohibit drink drivers involved in fatal accidents from driving while they await a court date.Christina Donnelly, whose youngest son Brendan and his friend Lee Salkeld died in a car crash involving a drunk driver in October 2009, has spent the last seven years advocating for changes in legislation surrounding drink driving.‘Brendan’s Law’ was raised in the Dáil a number of times before being approved by Cabinet this week.Welcoming the decision, Christina said: “This will never bring our loved ones back but it will offer some semblance of justice to bereaved families in the future and could also save lives.“During the years I have been campaigning to strengthen the law, I have been contacted by families from all over Ireland and Europe who believe this is the correct thing to do. My heart is broken when I think of Brendan but, today, some good has come from our many years fighting for change.”Junior minister John Halligan has backed the amendment for some time, saying it will “provide for stricter bail conditions so that a court will be able to prohibit a person charged with a serious road traffic offence causing a fatality from driving until their trial”.As Christina Donnelly has said since she started her campaign, this will reduce the risk of further road traffic offences being committed while an accused person is out on bail. She deserves great credit for her tireless campaign in bringing Brendan’s tragic story to the Dáil. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3128735 last_img read more

Grenelle II larticle sur lénergie éolienne a été adopté

first_imgGrenelle II : l’article sur l’énergie éolienne a été adopté France – Les députés ont adopté ce vendredi l’article sur les éoliennes tant controversé du projet de loi Grenelle II. Le texte a été allégé de la disposition qui visait à imposer un seuil minimum de 15 mégawatts pour les nouvelles implantations d’éoliennes. Adopté par 41 voix contre 28, cet article, l’un des plus importants du Grenelle II, a été l’objet de nombreuses critiques car considéré comme l’arrêt de mort du développement de l’énergie éolienne en France. L’Assemblée nationale a finalement supprimé l’instauration d’un seuil minimum de 15 mégawatts, en adoptant l’amendement du député UMP Patrick Ollier. De nombreux députés se sont insurgés contre une mesure qui, selon eux, aurait entraîné l’abandon de la moitié des projets d’installation de fermes éoliennes en cours.L’article prévoit qu’une installation éolienne devra comporter au minimum cinq mâts, et un éloignement minimal de 500 mètres entre les éoliennes et les premières habitations. Une mesure considérée comme “inadaptée” par l’ancien ministre de l’Environnement Yves Cochet, qui estime que les contraintes de l’éolien “se gèrent au cas par cas”.La loi impose également l’édification d’au moins 500 mâts par an, et le ministre de l’Environnement Jean-Louis Borloo s’est engagé via un amendement à faire un bilan dans trois ans, pour vérifier que cet objectif a été atteint. Le ministre présentera alors un rapport sur le développement de l’énergie éolienne au Parlement.Le 7 mai 2010 à 17:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Ronda Rousey to make MSG debut in July Dana Brooke pays tribute

first_img WhatsApp Ronda Rousey Google+ scott clark Now Playing Up Next Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJoan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list March 18, 2018 at 4:09 pm Twitter WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next I agree. I hated the fact the 70s show had Aston Kutcher cast- it was his first time on TV. They should have used actors who had paid their dues. Rhonda walks right in after paying no dues- while all those girls were honing their craft she was playing around winning medals in the olympics and being UFC champion. They should have learned their lesson with Kurt Angle after letting him on RAW so soon after he started with WWE- when so many other wrestlers had been practicing longer. Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems March 18, 2018 at 11:01 am Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Comments are closed. Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania March 18, 2018 at 12:48 pmcenter_img Rhonda is a former UFC champion and the most dominant female of the last few years. Damn straight she’s paid her dues. She’s a tremendous draw, and yes, while green, I have a feeling she’ll be a quick learn. That girl is ba$nk. And she doesn’t need to be champion to be a huge draw.Not everyone needs to go through NXT. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Now Playing Up Next 3 COMMENTS Eric Bee Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next theFranchiise Ronda Rousey to make MSG debut in JulyIt was announced at last night’s live event in New York City that Ronda Rousey would be making her Madison Square Garden debut with WWE on July 7th this year.WWE also announced at yesterday’s press conference that Rousey would also be wrestling at next year’s WrestleMania 35 event at MetLife Stadium.Source: PWInsider.comDana Brooke pays tribute to late boyfriendWWE has uploaded a clip from the next episode of “WWE 24” on the WWE Network profiling the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble back in January and Dana Brooke paying tribute to her late boyfriend during the match.The new episode will premiere this Monday night following RAW.You can check out the clip below courtesy of WWE. Brock is on his way out again so they are replacing him with Ronda. It’s the very reason why they booted Asuka to Smackdown because they wanna make Ronda Rousey the top dog on Raw. It’s not fair to the other girls that have been there busting their asses to get a push and it’s not fair that Ronda gets an express pass to the spotlight and doesn’t have to earn her wings by going through NXT first. I can understand when WWE plays favorites for talent that has been with the company for a long time, but to play favorites for someone who has never even had a match is complete horseshit. Nothing personal against Ronda, but hiring her is an insult to all the female talent that had to go through NXT and bust their asses and have still yet to get a push. Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Reason why Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were not backstage at RAW

first_img Joseph Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterestcenter_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte According to a report by Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were not backstage at RAW this week. The couple were in Los Angeles preparing for a WWE event on Wednesday at the Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood.The duo will also miss the Smackdown Live and 205 Live tapings tonight as well, as they will be remaining in Los Angeles to prepare for the event. This is notable, as Triple H has taken a very active role with 205 Live in recent months.The WWE will be hosting a panel discussion from 7:00pm-9:00pm in hopes of getting nominated for an Emmy. The WWE has never been nominated for an Emmy in the past.They will be hosting a discussion panel and will be accompanied by other former and present WWE stars. Reportedly, the panel will includePaul “Triple H” LevesqueStephanie McMahonShawn MichaelsRoman ReignsRonda RouseyThe Bella Twins… and moreFor more information on the event, or to RSVP, you may follow this link here. Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

St Vincent de Paul to build 41 affordable housing units for seniors

first_imgSt. Vincent de Paul general manager Dan Austin looks out onto the land where the new senior housing facility will be built. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)Juneau nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul and partner agency Seattle-based GMD Development have been awarded $9 million in tax credit financing from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. The award will allow the agencies to build 41 units of affordable housing in the capital city for low income seniors.Download AudioThomas Smith is 70 years old and lives in St. Vincent de Paul’s transitional housing for people getting out of homelessness. He’s excited about the new senior living facility.“Because that means within two years, I can move out of this room and move into my own apartment with a kitchen,” Smith says. “I’m really a good cook and I love my kitchen but I don’t have that here. I have to use a communal kitchen across the way.”Smith has Parkinson’s disease and other medical conditions that necessitate a wheelchair. He takes eight daily medications. Between social security, senior benefits and general assistance, Smith makes about $1,100 a month. He can’t afford Juneau’s housing prices.“The rents are so high. I would have to give up eating in order to move into, say, an apartment that cost $750 a month,” he says. “The bills I need to pay for and the medications I have to buy that Medicare will not pay for – it’s very difficult to get by from month to month.”Dan Austin is general manager of St. Vincent de Paul. He says Smith would be one of the first people to move into the new facility. Austin says some people spend up to four years on the waiting list for the organization’s current 24-unit senior housing.“The only turnovers here are when somebody goes to the nursing home or somebody passes away,” Austin says.The percentage of Juneau’s population age 65 and older has doubled in the last 10 years. Seniors now make up 10 percent of the city’s overall population. A recent Juneau Senior Housing and Services Market Demand Study found that in next two decades, seniors will make up 20 percent of the city’s population.Austin sees that growth reflected in St. Vincent de Paul’s shelter.“Over the last five and 10 years, we’ve seen the percentage of seniors who are homeless looking for some place to live increase exponentially,” he says.The new facility will be a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units with commercial space on the ground floor. The retail space will house the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store. The complex will be built on a lot adjacent to the nonprofit’s current property near the airport.The target population is low to moderate income seniors. Austin has been working on the project for 10 years and is happy to see it come into fruition. He hopes to break ground late next summer.“Having worked here for 20 years and watching this organization grow from 10 units of homeless apartments for homeless families to an organization that now owns and manages 124 units throughout this town, what that means to me is, it’s not 124 units, it’s a 124 families that have a decent place to live,” Austin says.St. Vincent de Paul also plans to renovate two existing housing facilities in Juneau and one in Haines. Once those projects and the senior facility are done, the organization will own and manage about 200 units in the capital city.Norton Gregory says every unit and every house built in Juneau is a step in the right direction. Gregory sits on the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission. He says the 41 units will target a population the commission sees as one of the most vulnerable.“We have a lot more seniors that are aging out of the workforce and unfortunately they may not be able to afford to live in our community without these subsidized rental units, so to give them more options is definitely going to make an impact on our community,” Gregory says.St. Vincent de Paul’s new senior housing facility is expected to be complete by fall of 2016. The project was named the Home Run by a board of directors member who said to Austin, “‘If we get this, man, we hit the home run.’ So that’s what it is. For St. Vincent, it’s a home run.”Austin says Juneau needs many more home runs.last_img read more

Bridgmanite sample found to remain stable at lower mantle conditions

first_imgSchematic picture of the Earth’s interior. On the right side is the example of the part of the two-dimensional wide scan of x-ray diffraction image of Fe, Al-bearing bridgmanite, on the left side is the crystal structure of pure Fe-bridgmanite. Credit: Leyla Ismailova/University of Bayreuth More information: L. Ismailova et al. Stability of Fe,Al-bearing bridgmanite in the lower mantle and synthesis of pure Fe-bridgmanite, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600427AbstractThe physical and chemical properties of Earth’s mantle, as well as its dynamics and evolution, heavily depend on the phase composition of the region. On the basis of experiments in laser-heated diamond anvil cells, we demonstrate that Fe,Al-bearing bridgmanite (magnesium silicate perovskite) is stable to pressures over 120 GPa and temperatures above 3000 K. Ferric iron stabilizes Fe-rich bridgmanite such that we were able to synthesize pure iron bridgmanite at pressures between ~45 and 110 GPa. The compressibility of ferric iron–bearing bridgmanite is significantly different from any known bridgmanite, which has direct implications for the interpretation of seismic tomography data. Journal information: Science Advances (Phys.org)—A diverse team of researchers with members from Germany, France, Russia and the U.S. has subjected a sample of bridgmanite to conditions believed to be present at Earth’s lower mantle and has found that it remained stable. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes the testing they conducted, what they found and their theory regarding the dynamo effect that is, perhaps, the source of the planet’s magnetic field Citation: Bridgmanite sample found to remain stable at lower mantle conditions (2016, July 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-07-bridgmanite-sample-stable-mantle-conditions.html Developing a picture of the Earth’s mantlecenter_img Explore further Studying the interior of planet Earth is difficult due to the huge scale involved—researchers cannot simply drill a hole all the way to the core to grab samples of material. For that reason, they have developed and used other tools such as seismic monitors to learn more. Though the have learned much, there is still a lot that is unknown or uncertain. One of these uncertainties is the makeup of the planet’s lower mantle—the part just next to the core. Prior research has indicated that it is likely a mineral called bridgmanite. Other researchers have suggested that bridgmanite would not be stable under the very high temperature and pressure that would exist in the lower mantle. In this new effort, the researchers sought to settle this debate by bringing samples of bridgmanite into their lab and testing it.To exert very high pressure on the sample similar to that believed to exist in the lower mantle, the researchers used laser-heated diamond anvil cells—creating a vice-like grip by squeezing a very small sample between two diamonds and focusing a laser on them. The team ran several such experiments at different temperatures and pressures, maxing out at 23 gigapascals and 1,800 Kelvin. They then used X-rays to examine the samples to see how they held. The team reports that the samples held up very well and concluded that bridgmanite is stable under the conditions believed to exist at the lower mantle.The team found that when samples contained different amounts of iron, there were differing levels of stability. Those differences, they suggest, could offer an explanation for seismic activity deep in the planet which could play a role in establishing the dynamo that is responsible for the planet’s magnetic field. © 2016 Phys.org 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.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | August 20, 2014 Carestream Announces Worldwide Orders for Managed Print Solutions August 20, 2014 — Carestream is receiving orders from healthcare providers around the world for its new Carestream Managed Print Solutions (MPS), a comprehensive, Web-based, pay-per-print program that tracks laser imaging film usage, and remotely monitors and delivers X-ray film inventory according to each facility’s needs. This comprehensive program saves both time and money for healthcare providers.“We are on track to save $10,000 a year in staff time. We have also improved our cash flow because we do not have medical print film sitting on a shelf for weeks or longer,” said Martin Cox, chief operating officer, Southern Radiology Group, Sydney, Australia. “Carestream’s Managed Print Solutions makes sure our laser imagers are running at optimum quality and performance.”The MPS offering includes a comprehensive Web portal that provides access to film usage, billing, inventory records, shipment tracking and service information among other features.The company announced it recently received orders for its Managed Print Solutions from leading healthcare providers including:Benson Radiology, Adelaide, AustraliaCentre d’Imagerie Medical Saint Antoine, Bois Guillame, FranceCentre de Senologie de Docteur Mimram, Marseille, FranceClinica de Fatima, Seville, SpainClinica Radiologica Motril, Motril-Granada, SpainInstituto de Resonancia Magnetica, Barcelona, Spain; andSouthern Radiology Group, Sydney, Australia.Carestream’s Managed Print Solutions is designed to provide customers with administrative and operational efficiencies that include: automatic replenishment of inventory to avoid costly expedited film shipments when supplies run low; electronic payments; elimination of capital outlay for equipment; a centralized view of activity at multi-site healthcare systems; and management reports.For more information: www.carestream.com. 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