Feeding culinary curiosity: kids’ science and cooking

first_imgBoston and Cambridge students between the ages of 9 and 12 take part in “Kids’ Science and Cooking,” a new program hosted by Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in cooperation with ChopChop, a nonprofit cooking magazine for kids. Bill Yosses, the White House executive pastry chef, took part in the event.last_img

Nancy Opel Is Cinderella’s Newest Madame on Broadway

first_img Cinderella Star Files Related Shows There’s a new step-mama in town! Tony nominee Nancy Opel begins performances as Madame in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on June 30. She takes over for The Nanny icon Fran Drescher, who played her final performance on June 29. Opel will star as the Broadway meanie through September 7.Opel most recently appeared on Broadway in Memphis. She received a Tony nomination for her performance in Urinetown. Her additional stage credits include The Toxic Avenger, Fiddler on the Roof, Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes, Triumph of Love and Evita.In addition to Opel, the cast currently includes Paige Faure as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Tony winner Victoria Clark as Marie, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle, Todd Buonopane as Jean-Michel, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production brings to the Broadway stage for the first time the tuner that originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews. This Cinderella features a completely re-imagined book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs originally composed for other musicals. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Nancy Opel View Commentslast_img read more

‘Baseload’ renewables coming to Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Australia is currently experiencing an unprecedented boom in solar and wind energy investments, both in terms of capacity and dollars. It will likely take the country to a 33 percent share of renewables as early as 2020.But there is another fascinating development taking place–as more and more wind and solar is added to the grid, the shape of their output is also changing, and in a way that should give confidence about a clean energy future based around a high level of variable renewable energy sources.Two significant trends that are emerging: the first is the offering of “firming contracts” to those looking to source a significant amount of their supply from wind and solar, but wary of wholesale price risks when the sun don’t shine and the wind don’t blow. The second is the development of projects that do much the same thing but this time by the physical combination of wind, solar and some form of storage at the one site, or nearby. Proposals and projects are now emerging across the country.One of the first “solar firming” products came from TFS Green, who helped put together a package for ERM Power that takes the risk out of contracting with a solar farm. This is a product that simply seeks to manage the risk from variable solar output by providing price swaps. It allows a solar plant to provide a customer with a firm price for a flat load.Roger Price, the CEO of Windlab, also talks of fully dispatchable renewables–or, to borrow the parlance of the coal lobby, “baseload renewables”, with the Kennedy Energy Park inland from Townsville. The first stage of this project is being built now, combining 43 MW of wind, 15 MW of solar, and 4 MWh of Tesla battery storage. “It’s the perfect match,” Price says. “You get solar in middle of the day, the wind resource picks up as the sun starts to set, blows through night, then drops after the solar” emerges for the morning peak.And, of course, there is the Kidston project in North Queensland, not far from Kennedy, where Genex Power is looking to combine 270 MW solar and 250 MW of pumped hydro, with maybe 6-8 hours storage, and then add 150 MW wind power for good measure.More: The changing shape of wind and solar in Australia’s grid ‘Baseload’ renewables coming to Australialast_img read more

This year, for the first time in history, we will realize 100 million overnight stays

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 2,1 million arrivals (+7 percent) and 12 million overnight stays (+4 percent) were realized in Croatia in September. while from January to September, there were 17 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 97,2 million overnight stays (+12 percent).These are excellent results which certainly confirm that this will be the year in which Croatian tourism will realize 100 million overnight stays for the first time in history. “The data so far for this already record tourist year are the result of well-done preparation, well-thought-out marketing activities, an increasing number of quality tourist offers and joint cooperation of all stakeholders in the tourist system. I believe that the positive trends will continue until the end of the year and that we will once again confirm that Croatia today is one of the most popular tourist destinations that attracts more and more guests during all parts of the year. Our future success is based on continuous quality improvement and sustainable development. Each destination is part of the overall tourist story of Croatia and that is why it is extremely important to plan and think long-term at all levels so that tourism in the future can continue to develop and stimulate the economic development of entire communities.”Minister Cappelli pointed out.Director Staničić, on the other hand, emphasized the excellent results achieved in traditionally strong markets. “Germany is the country from which we are traditionally visited by the most tourists. However, this is a very large market from which we still have great potential, so we are extremely pleased with the results achieved so far, because for the first time in history we made 2.6 million arrivals from the German market. This result represents an increase of 16 percent for the first nine months, and we expect the continuation of positive trends for future periods. We are also recording excellent results in other markets, so who already has as many as six markets from which we have achieved more than 5 million overnight stays, and apart from Germany, these are Slovenia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy.”, Concluded director Staničić, adding that a significant share in the good results have domestic tourists who during the first nine months realized more than 11 million overnight stays.Photo: MaistraSeptember maintained positive trendsOf the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in September, foreign tourists realized 1,9 million arrivals (+8 percent) and 10,7 million overnight stays (+4 percent), and increases were also recorded by domestic tourists, which increased by 13 percent in overnight stays. Thus, in September, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (3,4 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (2,4 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (2 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 1,4 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1,2 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 840 thousand overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 269 thousand overnight stays and Zagreb with 242 thousand overnight stays. In September, not counting the city of Zagreb, a total of 198 thousand overnight stays were realized on the continent (an increase of 6 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac (60 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje (28 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County. 21 thousand overnight stays).During September, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (3,3 million overnight stays), Austria (1,1 million overnight stays), Slovenia (845 thousand overnight stays), the United Kingdom (733 thousand overnight stays) and Poland (700 thousand overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in hotels (3,5 million overnight stays), household facilities (3,3 million overnight stays) and camps (2,2 million overnight stays), while in September the nautical charter realized 620 thousand overnight stays. +10 percent).Up to 100 million overnight stays by the end of the yearLooking at the period from January to September, foreign tourists made 15,3 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 86,2 million overnight stays (+12 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases with an increase of 8 percent in arrivals and 13 percent in overnight stays. In the period from January to September, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (26,7 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (18,3 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (17,9 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 13,1 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 7,8 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 7 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 3,1 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1,7 million overnight stays. 1,6 million overnight stays were realized on the continent (+16 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (532 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (249 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (139 thousand overnight stays).During the first nine months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (19,9 million overnight stays), Slovenia (9,8 million overnight stays), Austria (7,3 million overnight stays), Poland (6,3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic (5,4, 34,2 million overnight stays), and the top destinations per night are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Umag. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (22,2 million overnight stays), hotels (18,5 million overnight stays) and camps (3 million overnight stays), while in the first nine months 15 million were realized in nautical charter. overnight stays (+XNUMX percent).last_img read more

Camper sales are growing, the share of caravans is falling

first_imgRELATED NEWS: Also, in addition to the 5 existing ones (Zaton Holiday Resort, Krk Premium Camping Resort, Valalta, Val Saline and Šimuni), This year, as many as 5 new Croatian camps received the ADAC Superplatz label (Aminess Maravea Camping Resort, Lanterna Premium Camping Resort, Omišalj, Baška Beach Camping Resort and Straško.), Thus entering the selection of the best leading European campsites by the ADAC. At the end of last year, a guide to German camps was presented ADAC for 2019 year in which the Croatian ones are also listed, a total of 129. ADAC: Average quality of Croatian camps in 2019 increased by 3% One of the most significant development trends in the segment of “camping vehicles” is a significant increase in the share of camper sales and a simultaneous decline in the share of caravans.  Based on the processing and analysis of ADAC data, KUH points out that they can be more than satisfied with numerous positive indicators of the quality of the Croatian camping offer. Thus, the average quality of Croatian camps in 2019 increased by 3%, the quality of camps by region is increasing (eg the highest growth is in the region of Šibenik, as much as + 14,3%!); while the campsites of Istria have the highest quality, with an average rating of 4,1 out of 5. At the national level, the selected best campsites were also awarded quality marks by the Croatian Camping Union – Croatia’s Best Campsites for 57 of them, and OK Mini Camps for them 41. CROATIA IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE RECOGNIZED BY WINTER CAMPING GERMAN ADAC CAMP GUIDE FOR 2019 PRESENTED As they point out from KUH, the mentioned trend must definitely point us to some of the determinants of the future development of our camping products, starting from differently equipped and size-appropriate pitches for modern campers, forming a “quick-stop” possibility within the camp, all the way to the necessary strong development of the network of continental camps and an even more significant increase in campsites that are open throughout the year. Source: KUHlast_img read more

Danica profits fall 27% in first half on market turmoil

first_imgDenmark’s second-biggest commercial pension provider, Danica Pension, saw its corporate profits fall 27% in the first half compared with the same period last year because of turmoil on the financial markets.Group total profit before tax dipped to DKK831m (€111m) in the first six months of this year from DKK1.14bn in January to June 2015, the Danske Bank subsidiary said in its interim report.Per Klitgård, Danica’s chief executive, said: “The performance is as expected and is satisfactory in view of the financial market turmoil, which negatively impacted the performance.”The first half produced negative equity returns and positive returns on the bond portfolio as a result of the lower level of interest rates, according to the report. The overall return on customer funds for unit-link products was a loss of 1.9%, down from a 5.5% profit in the first half 2015, while the return on customer funds for traditional with-profits pensions was 6.8%, up from a 0.3% loss in the same period last year, Danica said. The return on the company’s key unit-link product Danica Balance was 1.7% for the six-month period for customers with 15 years to retirement, which it described as satisfactory relative to market developments.The product had a 5% return on alternatives including direct investments and 4.4% on bonds, and a loss of 3.2% on equities.Total group assets increased to DKK410bn by the end of June from DKK465bn a year earlier.Direct investments in particular helped returns in the first half, Danica said.Between January and June, it said it made several direct investments in Danish companies, including Sitecore, Netcompany, Tandlægerne.dk and Ferrosan Medical Devices. “These investments are to provide high long-term returns for our customers,” the company said.Total group premiums rose to DKK15.9bn in the first half, up 3% year on year.Within this, premiums in Denmark rose by 7% to DKK10.5bn, while premiums in Norway were up 18% at DKK1.1bn.The company explained a 10% fall in Swedish premiums by saying premium income here in the first half of 2015 had been extraordinarily high.last_img read more

Contship Italia Sees Slight Drop in Box Volumes

first_imgItaly’s container terminal operator Contship Italia Group recorded a 1.3% overall decrease in handling volumes for 2017, compared to 2016.As informed, the company recorded the drop in 2017 volumes “despite strong performances at its flagship facilities at La Spezia, Salerno and Tangier.”Whilst market demand for Contship’s Gateway terminals with access to Italy, south and central Europe continues to increase, transshipment activities resulted in a 6.8% decrease year-on-year.Contship’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) handled a total of 1.38 million TEUs in 2017, a 17.6% increase when compared to 1.17 million TEUs seen in 2016.Additionally, Salerno Container Terminal’s (SCT) volumes rose to 420,000 TEUs in 2017 from 375,000 TEUs recorded a year earlier.Terminal Container Ravenna (TCR) was Contship’s only maritime gateway terminal whose volumes decreased to 185,000 TEUs in 2017 from 204,000 TEUs handled in 2016.Box volumes at Eurogate Tangier continued to rise, with a total of 1.44 million TEUs handled in 2017, compared to 1.17 million TEUs reported in 2016.However, Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) and Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT) both saw box volume declines by 35.5% and 12.4% in 2017, respectively.“2017 was a challenging year for the maritime industry, especially the reorganisation of liner alliances which has significantly changed the environment,” Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello, Contship Italia Group President, commented.“More and more the focus has shifted from port performance to supply chain performance with Contship’s intermodal product Hannibal, being able to record increased transport volumes compared to the year before,” Eckelmann-Battistello added.last_img read more

OneSubsea Bags Subsea Compression Deal for Ormen Lange

first_imgOneSubsea, a division of Schlumberger, has secured an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) frame agreement from A/S Norske Shell to supply a subsea multiphase compression system for the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.Through the EPCI contract, OneSubsea and its Subsea Integration Alliance partner Subsea 7 will supply and install a subsea multiphase compression system that uses the industry’s only subsea multiphase compression technology.OneSubsea will, in the first phase of the project, do the engineering and design of the complete system. Following the final investment decision by the license group, the complete scope of the EPCI will be executed.The compression system will be powered and controlled from the Nyhamna onshore gas processing plant, which is 120 km from the subsea location. This tieback distance is also a world record for transmitting variable speed power from an onshore facility to equipment on the seabed, the company said.The system will be installed at 850 m of water depth and comprises two 16-MW subsea compression stations tied into existing manifolds and pipelines.“Our subsea multiphase compression system is a robust, compact and cost-efficient solution that will help Shell unlock the full potential of the Ormen Lange field. Our unique wet gas compression technology can also help customers lower their carbon footprint,” said Don Sweet, president OneSubsea.last_img read more

Women’s height linked to ovarian cancer

first_imgObesity has been linked to several cancers.Taller women have a slightly higher risk of ovarian cancer, according to a review of studies.Obesity is also a risk factor among women who have never taken HRT, say international researchers.Previous studies have suggested a link, but there has been conflicting evidence.The latest research, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, analysed all worldwide data on the topic.It looked at 47 epidemiological studies in 14 countries, including about 25,000 women with ovarian cancer and more than 80,000 women without ovarian cancer.Lead researcher Prof Valerie Beral of the Oxford University Epidemiology Unit told the BBC: “By bringing together the worldwide evidence, it became clear that height is a risk factor.”She said there was also a clear relationship between obesity and ovarian cancer in women who had never taken HRT.“Ovarian cancer can clearly be added to the list [of cancers linked to obesity],” she added.Sarah Williams, health information officer at Cancer Research UK, said the study produced a clearer picture of the factors that could affect a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, and found that body size was important. “Women can reduce their risk of this and many other diseases by keeping to a healthy weight,” she said. “For women trying to lose weight, the best method is to eat healthily, eat smaller amounts and be more physically active.”Commenting on the study, Dr Paul Pharoah, reader in cancer epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, said the increase in risk was small.“If we compare a woman who is 5ft tall with a woman who is 5ft 6in tall, there is a relative difference in ovarian cancer risk of 23%. “But the absolute risk difference is small. The shorter woman will have a lifetime risk of about 16-in-a-1000 which increases to 20-in-a-1000 for the taller woman.“A similar difference in absolute risk would be seen when comparing a slim woman with a body mass index of 20 to a slightly overweight woman with a body mass index of 30.”By Helen Briggs BBC News Tweet 16 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Women’s height linked to ovarian cancer by: – April 4, 2012center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Donald Gregory Leiker

first_imgDonald Gregory Leiker, age 75 of Garden City, Kansas passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, Indiana.  The son of Robert and Clara (nee: Gable) Leiker was born on January 20, 1942 in Garden City.  He was one of 9 children.The US Army veteran owned and ran a car wash in Garden City for years. He is survived by his daughter, Miki Riehle (Troy) and son Greg Leiker both of Versailles along with one grandson, Shawn Riehle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Dawn (nee: West) Leiker in 2016.The family chose cremation.  There will be services in Garden City at a later date with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Garden City, KS.last_img