GDF SUEZ Charters FSRU for Uruguay LNG Project

first_imgzoom GDF SUEZ, together with its project partner Marubeni has chartered a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) which will be the world’s largest upon commissioning. It will be used for the LNG import terminal project, GNL del Plata in Uruguay.The Uruguay FSRU will be 345 meters long and 55 meters wide, giving the GNL del Plata terminal a long-term storage capacity of 263,000 m3 and regasification capacity of 10 Msm3 /day, expandable to 15 Msm3/day. It will be moored 4 km offshore from Montevideo, at the GNL del Plata terminal, which will have the capacity to receive LNG carriers of up to 218,000m.The FSRU has been chartered from an affiliate of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, Japan) and is being constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, South Korea. Worldwide, in total 15 FSRU’s / Storage and Regasification Vessels (SRV’s) have been built and 10 FSRU’s are under construction or on order.Until the delivery of the new FSRU in late 2016, the Shuttle Regasification Vessel GDF SUEZ Neptune will be used as a bridge solution, enabling commercial operation of the terminal to commence in 2015.In addition to the new Uruguay vessel and GDF SUEZ Neptune, the Group also operates GDF SUEZ Cape Ann, which serves as an FSRU in Tianjin (China). Overall, GDF SUEZ operates a fleet of 14 LNG carriers and has an interest in a significant number of regasification terminals around the world.The GNL del Plata projectOn 1 October 2013 GDF SUEZ signed a 15-year BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) contract with Gas Sayago S.A. for LNG storage and regasification services in Uruguay. In February 2014, Marubeni became a 50% partner in the project.Development of LNG regasification capacity forms part of Uruguay’s Energy Policy 2005-2030 and has been identified as a priority by the Government. GNL del Plata is one of Uruguay’s most important infrastructure projects and will contribute positively to a significant change in the country’s energy mix by providing an additional clean fuel source with access to international markets. The project will also reduce the proportion of imported oil in the country’s energy supply.GDF SUEZ, February 5, 2014last_img read more

Candidatures acceptées aux Prix pour le changement positif

first_imgLes candidatures sont maintenant acceptées aux Prix pour le changement positif de la Nouvelle-Écosse, en reconnaissance des jeunes Néo-Écossais qui font une différence positive dans leurs écoles et leurs communautés. Pour être admissibles, les élèves de la maternelle à la 12e année doivent faire preuve de leadership en organisant une activité scolaire ou communautaire ou en adoptant une attitude et un comportement positifs. « Dans de nombreux cas, les efforts des candidats ont eu des effets positifs bien au-delà de leurs écoles, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation. Ces jeunes donnent l’exemple à leurs pairs et nous enseignent que le changement positif est possible. » « Si vous connaissez un élève qui correspond à cette description, présentez sa candidature pour qu’il soit admissible à une bourse bien méritée. » La date limite pour la soumission des candidatures est le vendredi 22 avril. Jusqu’à 10 prix seront décernés lors d’une cérémonie en juin. Les lauréats recevront une bourse de 2 000 $ pour les études postsecondaires, la formation en apprentissage ou autre possibilité de formation. L’année dernière, des élèves de la 4e à la 12e année ont reçu des prix pour leurs accomplissements, qui incluaient notamment : l’organisation d’une conférence scolaire sur les changements climatiques, l’établissement d’un endroit sûr à l’école où les jeunes peuvent discuter d’enjeux liés à l’orientation sexuelle, la traversée du pays à vélo pour recueillir des fonds et sensibiliser les gens au mouvement Amnistie Internationale, et la collecte de fonds pour les survivants du séisme en Haïti. Les critères et les formulaires de mise en candidature aux Prix pour le changement positif sont disponibles en ligne à l’adresse Les récipiendaires des prix sont choisis par un comité formé de représentants du Bureau du premier ministre, du ministère de l’Éducation, du Syndicat des enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de l’Association des conseils scolaires de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de la Fédération des associations foyer-école de la Nouvelle-Écosse et de la Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse.last_img read more

Aldo footwear chain erroneously caught up in CanadianUS trade dispute

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec footwear retailer Aldo found itself temporaily at the heart of the current Canadian-U.S. trade dispute after being linked to President Donald Trump.The company was included in a Maclean’s magazine list of retailers that are either owned by Trump and his family or sell Trump goods.The objective of the list first published Sunday is to inform consumers where they can hurt Trump in the pocketbook.Aldo then went online to state it is a private family-run company that has no connection to any Trump businesses.Maclean’s acknowledged the error and withdrew Aldo from the list, which includes Hudson’s Bay and Walmart.Aldo was founded in 1972.last_img

Mayfair art gallery manager handed restraining order after following his exgirlfriend from

first_img“I tried to end the relationship in December, but felt responsible for his mental instability.”When taking my suitcase outside he secretly took my passport to have a bargaining tool to later meet up. He repeatedly threatened his life and said I had destroyed his.”My sadness turned to concern for myself, I have been anxious and have not been able to sleep properly.”I feel it has put me back in a dark place and it has sadly impacted my life. I’d love to move forward and not have to look over my shoulder.”I’m sad it has come to this, but it is necessary.”Navratil’s lawyer Miss Danielle Burns told the court: “He wants to express his remorse and apologise to Miss Davis.”When she went to Australia he thought he was not going to see her again and it was too tempting not to check up on what she was doing in Australia.” Jan Navratil pictured outside Wimbledon Magistrates’ court on April 17Credit:Tony Palmer/Square Mile News Jan Navratil pictured outside Wimbledon Magistrates' court on April 17 Sophie Davis, pictured, who was stalked by her former boyfriend Jan NavratilCredit:Tony Palmer/Square Mile News Prosecuting, Dami Eninola told magistrates: “Four hours later she started receiving messages that he was going to kill himself and received a picture of the hotel from the defendant saying he wanted to be close to her.”She received multiple messages throughout the night and he later sent a picture of himself wearing her clothing.”Navratil says this was simply a unisex t-shirt and was an item of clothing they shared when living together.”When she attended a medical appointment near Buckingham Palace she received a picture of the building and a message from the defendant saying: ‘I feel close to you’.”She said she felt he was following her that day and later when travelling to Australia he was waiting for her, wearing a backpack, when she left the ladies toilet at the airport.”The couple had booked the Australia trip – travelling a week apart – when they were together.Ms Davis decided to fly Down Under, knowing Navratil’s flight was to Melbourne – more than 500 miles from Sydney.But Miss Eniola said: “On March 2, she went to the beach in Sydney and saw the defendant waking along the path towards her. She confronted him, but he pretended he did not see her. In a statement, Ms Davis told police: “He took it very hard. When I was in intensive care I think he thought this shared experience brought us together. A spurned Mayfair art gallery manager has been handed a restraining order after following his ex-girlfriend from the UK to Australia to where he bumped into her on the beach. Jan Navratil, 35, had a six-month relationship with veterinary nurse Sophie Davis, which she ended in December after he stole her passport as she recovered from an operation. After the split Ms Davis took a 10,000-mile trip to her native Australia, and while on a beach in Sydney on March 2 she spotted her former lover walking towards her only for Navratil to pretend he didn’t see her. Back in the UK, the jilted shipping and bond manager at London’s Halcyon Gallery appeared again – this time on the bus as she travelled to work earlier this month.After trying to sit next to her on both the top and bottom deck, Czech-born Navratil claimed he was trying to return a hairdryer.  He also bombarded Ms Davis, of Cheam in south London, with text messages, which included photographs of him wearing her clothes. Appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, Navratil of Colliers Wood was banned from making any contact with his ex-partner and received a community order meaning he will have to wear an electronic tag for three months to ensure he sticks to a home curfew. District Judge Barbara Barnes told Navratil: “This is serious and we have all heard her personal statement and the effect your behaviour had on her. “If you repeat this sort of behaviour you put yourself at risk of a custodial sentence.” Sophie Davis, pictured, who was stalked by her former boyfriend Jan Navratil “He tried to sit next to her and she shouted at him to get off the bus and he followed her downstairs and tried to sit next to her again.”When she arrived at work Ms Davis called the police and Navratil was arrested.”He said he was distressed and could not sleep and got pills from his doctor,” the prosecutor added.”He said he missed her and was angry that she left him. He said he had seen her in Australia, but that was accidental and they spoke for thirty minutes and she gave him a hug even thought at first she was not pleased to see him.”He said he only wanted to giver her hairdryer back on the bus and apologise, but she did not take it well. He admitted taking the passport as an excuse to see her again.”He went into her Facebook daily to read her messages and said he was very embarrassed he did that. He said he did not want to scare her and would not contact her again.” Having returned to the UK a month later, Miss Eniola said: “Ms Davis received multiple messages that he wanted to be with her and on April 3 he boarded her 93 bus as she travelled to work. Ms Davis found herself in hospital again while in Australia, where she had started talking to another man on Facebook. Navratil accessed her account and monitored her messages. Ms Davis had moved in with Navratil while recovering from surgery, but reported him to the police for taking her passport and checked into Wimbledon’s Antoinette Hotel. Jan Navratil, 35, of Fleming Mead, Colliers Wood received a four-month community order, which includes a three-month tagged home curfew between 9pm and 6am when he appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.He was also made subject to an indefinite restraining order prohibiting any contact with Ms Davis and was also ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to stalking his former lover between February 7 and April 3, 2018. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Une troisième paire daile découverte chez certains insectes

first_imgUne troisième paire d’aile découverte chez certains insectesUne équipe de chercheurs du CNRS vient de faire une découverte pour le moins surprenante. Une famille d’insectes cousins des cigales a au cours de l’évolution développé une troisième paire d’ailes formant des appendices de couleurs et de formes extrêmement variées. Les 250 millions d’années d’évolution des insectes ont beau avoir été étudiées minutieusement, jamais une troisième paire d’ailes n’avait encore été mise en évidence. Pour la première fois, une équipe de chercheurs du CNRS et de l’Université de Marseille dirigée par Nicolas Gompel et Benjamin Prud’homme, ont révélé l’exceptionnel phénomène.À lire aussiIl laisse une fourmi coupe-feuille lui découper le doigtLe critère évolutif a été observé chez les membracides, un groupe d’insectes proche de celui des cigales. Cet ensemble est composé d’une diversité d’espèces aux formes, textures et couleurs variées. Cette particularité leur est conférée par une structure appelée casque, située sur une grande partie de leur corps. Cet appendice permet en quelque sorte de “déguiser” l’animal en empruntant des formes d’éléments naturels tels qu’une fourmi en posture d’attaque une déjection d’oiseau, ou encore une feuille morte… Grâce à ce mimétisme, l’insecte est ainsi capable d’échapper à d’éventuels prédateurs. Pour tenter de comprendre l’origine de ces structures les chercheurs ont procédé à une observation au microscope électronique. Ils ont ainsi découvert que le casque des membracides n’était pas une simple excroissance de la cuticule mais bien un appendice dorsal relié de chaque côté du thorax de la même façon qu’une paire d’aile. La recherche au niveau génétique a par la suite confirmé ces observations. Les chercheurs sont parvenus à mettre en évidence l’intervention des mêmes gènes pour le développement des deux types d’appendices. Toutefois si les ailes sont reliées au second et troisième segment thoracique, le casque quant à lui s’attache au premier. Une partie de l’insecte où les ailes ne peuvent généralement pas pousser en raison de l’inhibition par un gène : le gène Hox. Les chercheurs ont montré que le gène Hox s’exprimait chez les membracides de la même façon que pour les autres insectes. Les scientifiques tentent à présent de comprendre le phénomène qui régit le développement du casque malgré l’expression du gène Hox.Le 6 mai 2011 à 17:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Former Everglades High School student in custody after allegedly making threats to

first_imgA former Everglades High student has been arrested for threatening to “shoot up” his former school. Although no credible threat exists, we have increased police presence in & around our high schools to help ease concerns & provide a greater sense of security for students/staff.— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) March 11, 2019The school, located near Southwest 172nd Avenue and Bass Creek Road, has increased police presence for the school day.It is currently unclear what charges Meriwether will face.He’s expected to appear in bond court on Monday afternoon. MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have one man in custody after the former student of Everglades High School allegedly made threats to the school in Miramar.Twenty-eight-year-old Javary Meriwether was arrested after he allegedly threatened to shoot up the campus, but Miramar Police tweeted just before 9:30 a.m. on Monday that the threat was not credible. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

MSLO Has First Profitable Q2 Since 2008

first_imgMartha Stewart Living Omnimedia shed more than 10 percent of its revenue, but managed to turn a profit in the second quarter for the first time since 2008.Overall, the company generated $37.6 million in revenue and a $2.2 million profit, or $0.03 per share, from April through June, according to its earnings report released Tuesday.Publishing, the company’s largest line of business, mirrored the results of MSLO as a whole. Though it wasn’t profitable, operating losses shrunk to $1.8 million—a 70-percent reduction from last year’s Q2. The division reported $22.2 million in revenue, down just 8 percent, crediting an uptick in mobile visitors—up 18 percent over last year—and growth in digital advertising—up 9 percent from 2013. “For the past several months, we have been focused on managing our costs and expenses without in any way sacrificing our high quality content and designs,” says Dan Dienst, MSLO’s CEO, in a statement. “We saw the efforts of many of our talented staff pay off this quarter, which is the first profitable second quarter our Company has achieved since 2008. With the business stabilized, our business unit realignments behind us, and efficiencies and productivity measures being rigorously monitored, we are now keenly focused on the many growth opportunities ahead of us across all verticals and all geographies.”As Dienst’s alludes to in his comments, cost cutting was a major contributor to the operating profit last quarter. The company laid off about 100 staffers, or 25 percent of its workforce, in mid-December, in a move that was expected to save MSLO $10 million over the course of the year.Martha Stewart Living has seen ad pages plummet 25 percent through August, according to min boxscore figures.last_img read more

US government awards General Motors 2M for solidstate battery research

first_img See what your new electric car needs to break it in right More From Roadshow 79 Photos General Motors Ford 4:33 Comment 2020 BMW Alpina B7 first drive: Big, bad, Bavarian ‘bahn-burner Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Ford Explorer ST review: A midsize SUV with a focus on fastcenter_img 2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Flagship fastback feels familiar Tags 1 The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a balance of power and practicality Share your voice Electric Cars Car Industry Inside this building, GM engineers are working on some wild stuff. General Motors The US Department of Energy on Friday announced its 2019 fiscal year award funds for what it calls “advanced vehicle technologies research” and both General Motors and Ford received healthy sums of cash.The government awarded GM a total of $9.1 million, of which $2 million is explicitly related to research and development for solid-state batteries. The industry often regards solid-state batteries as a holy grail of sorts for electric powertrains. Not only do they leapfrog modern lithium-ion batteries due to their smaller packaging size and higher energy density, but they’re also far more reliable and less prone to overheating. Not to mention that charging times can take a few minutes, rather than hours.Today, solid-state batteries are incredibly expensive to manufacture, but the federal money will likely help solve that problem at GM. Specifically, $1 million is for the “fundamental understanding of interfacial phenomena in solid-state batteries” and the other $1 million will go to research into “hot pressing of reinforced all-solid-state batteries with sulfide glass electrolyte.”It’s this latter part that’s most intriguing. According to a 2014 study, sulfide glass electrolyte performed very well in battery test cycles at room temperature and could be a key material to help bring solid-state batteries to the real world. Keeping batteries cool and ensuring they can offer repeat performance is, obviously, a key pillar when implementing the technology in vehicles.The DOE’s announcement declared the solid-state battery research will take place in Warren, Michigan, presumably at GM’s Warren Technical Center. Meanwhile, the other $7.1 million will be spent at GM’s Global Propulsion Systems center in Pontiac, Michigan, formerly called GM Powertrain.2019 Chevrolet Silverado 6500HDCould a more efficient engine find its way to Chevy’s medium-duty trucks? Chevrolet The larger sum of money from the DOE will go toward research of a “low-mass and high-efficiency” engine for medium-duty trucks. GM’s stable of medium-duty trucks currently includes the Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD. These Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks boast a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 engine. Clearly, GM is banking on its medium-duty truck line after it was absent from the segment for years.Roadshow reached out to General Motors to learn more about both of these projects but the automaker did not immediately return our request.Across town, GM rival Ford received $7.5 million that will go toward “next-generation high-efficiency boosted engine development.” If we’re taking the word “boosted” in a rather colloquial sense, it sounds like Ford may have a new turbocharged engine family in the works. Roadshow also contacted Ford to learn more information about this project but the company did not respond immediately.In total, the DOE said it awarded $59 million to 43 projects that largely revolve around electric powertrain components. Other research areas set to receive funding include alternative fuel and mobility services in rural America.last_img read more

Trump administration downsizes NPRA lease sale after little interest last year

first_imgThis year’s oil and gas lease sale for NPR-A will see less land offered up for oil leasing compared to last year. (Photo by Bob Wick, courtesy BLM)The Trump administration is offering substantially less land for oil leasing in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, or NPR-A, than it did last year.Listen nowAt its annual oil and gas lease sale, the Bureau of Land Management will offer 254 tracts for bid — that’s close to three million acres of the federally managed Reserve, which is west of Prudhoe Bay.Last year, the Trump administration put 900 tracts up for bid, adding up to over 10 million acres. That was the most land ever offered to oil and gas companies in the Reserve. But last year’s sale attracted little interest — oil companies only bid on seven tracts.Still, NPR-A is seeing a surge of oil development, led by ConocoPhillips. The company is pursuing several large projects in the northeastern part of the Reserve.Environmental groups have sued the federal government challenging two previous oil lease sales in NPR-A.In a statement today, the Center for Biological Diversity said “climate change is already underway in Alaska and this lease-sale will only make it worse.”This year’s NPR-A oil lease sale will be held on December 12.last_img read more

4th phase UZ elections on 31 March EC

first_imgElection CommissionThe election commission on Wednesday announced schedule for holding election to 122 upazila parishads of 16 districts in the fourth phase on 31 March, reports UNB.According to the election schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is 4 March, while the date for scrutiny of nomination papers is 6 March and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 13 March.EC secretary Helaluddin Ahmed declared the schedule for the 4th phase of the 5th countrywide upazila election at a press conference at the Nirbachon Bhaban in the city.The 122 upazilas include 7 upazilas in Patuakhali district, 6 in Bhola, 5 in Barguna, 7 in Pirojpur, 8 in Jashore, 9 in Khulna, 9 in Bagerhat, 12 in Mymensingh, 6 in Munshiganj, 3 in Narayanganj, 5 in Dhaka, 12 in Tangail, 13 in Cumilla, 7 in Noakhali, 7 in Brahmanbaria and 6 upazilas in Feni district.Earlier, the EC announced the election schedules for the first three phases.According to the schedules, 87 upazilas will go to the polls on 10 March in the first phase, while 129 upazilas on 18 March in the second phase and 127 upazilas on 24 March in the third phase.last_img read more

German who shelters 1800 cows allowed to stay in India

first_imgGerman citizen Friederike Irina Bruning, 61, also known as Sudevi Mataji, embraces a cow at the cowshed at Radhakund village in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh state on 27 May 2019. Photo: AFPIt’s a long way from Berlin to India, where Friederike Irina Bruning devotes her life to sick and abandoned cows. Now, after intervention from the Hindu nationalist government, she has been allowed to stay.”Currently we have around 1,800 cows,” Bruning told AFP from outside the holy city of Mathura in northern India where she keeps the animals. “Between five and 15 are brought in every day.”Bruning, 61, had threatened last week to return a top civilian award for cow protection that she won — the Padma Shri award — after her request for a visa extension was denied.This prompted Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj to take to Twitter and announce she had “asked for a report”, and on Monday Bruning said she had been issued with a new visa allowing her to remain in India.Bruning came to India around 25 years ago and says she has since spent around 200,000 euros ($225,000) of her own money over the years on her cow shelter, which costs around $45,000 per month to run.Many of the cows that arrive are blind or have been injured in road accidents, while others are sick from eating the vast amounts of plastic waste littering India. Around half of the new arrivals die.Since coming to power in 2014 one of the signature policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, newly re-elected, has been the protection of cows, which for many Hindus are sacred.Laws against the slaughter and consumption of beef have been strengthened, and lynchings of Muslims and low-caste Dalits — who have traditionally been involved in the sector — have risen.This has prompted many people to abandon old and infirm cows instead of selling them for slaughter, resulting in more of the animals on the loose, including in cities like Delhi where they are a common sight.But Bruning, who has become a Hindu and is known as Sudevi Dasi, said that allowing the slaughter of old or sick cows is not the answer.”Killing a cow is the worse thing you can do,” she said.last_img read more

Siemens Healthineers Debuts Magnetom Altea 15T MRI Scanner

first_imgTechnology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 06, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Debuts Magnetom Altea 1.5T MRI Scanner 70-cm open bore system with BioMatrix technology expands clinical applications, with in-bore infotainment system and Turbo Suite for faster exams 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 December 6, 2018 — During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30 in Chicago, Siemens Healthineers introduced the Magnetom Altea 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) magnetic resonance (MR) scanner, equipped with BioMatrix patient personalization technology.The Magnetom Altea has a wide, 70-cm bore and BioMatrix technology that includes the Select&Go Interface, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance workflow productivity. Select&Go removes the need for anatomical landmarking, enabling faster patient positioning. Additionally, the Magnetom Altea is equipped with Tim 4G and Dot (Day Optimizing Throughput) automation that supports standardized, highly reproducible scan procedures. To further facilitate workflow and help ensure patient safety, the system features an optional dockable table.The Magnetom Altea showcases the new Turbo Suite acceleration packages, a series of customized speed applications for routine examinations of various areas of the body. Turbo Suite can reduce scan time by up to 50 percent without compromising image quality.To substantially improve patient satisfaction in MR exams, the new MRI scanner also offers as an option the Innovision in-bore infotainment system, designed to travel with the scanner table while immersing the patient in a unique exam experience. In addition to creating the illusion of an enlarged bore, Innovision is designed to provide a video experience with excellent sound quality and display the remaining scan time.The Magnetom Altea 1.5T MR scanner is available for sale in the U.S.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Related Content 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 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more center_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read morelast_img read more

Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park demand compensation

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021 UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve A group of more than 100 people who identified themselves as gold miners set up a camp just outsideCorcovado National Park on Sunday. They are demanding that the government compensate them for the expropriation of thier lands during the creation of the park, four decades ago.The group arrived at around 10 a.m. in several trucks and buses and set up in tents outside the world-renowned park, located in the Osa Peninsula, in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region.Carlos Madriz, director of the Osa Conservation Area, told The Tico Times on Monday that the group includes men, women, children and senior citizens. They claim to have been struggling with severe economic problems since the creation of the national park in 1975, he said.They expect the government to include them in a plan, currently under discussion at the Legislative Assembly, to compensate a group of gold miners who never received financial support following their exclusion from the now protected area.The Public Security Ministry confirmed through its press office on Monday that they sent 50 National Police officers to help park rangers and staffers secure the area.“The group remains calm. As of Monday noon we have no reports of any incidents or attempts to enter the national park,” the ministry responded to a Tico Times query.Compensation planEnvironment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez said in a written response that demonstrators have been warned that gold mining inside the park is illegal and that anyone found trying to extract gold or poaching will be sent to court.Gutiérrez said ministry officials told the group that the compensation plan is already at the Legislative Assembly and that the bill will not be expanded to include any more people.“Every time we’ve opened a window of opportunity to compensate a group [of gold miners], others start showing up in our doors claiming they were gold miners too… but many of them were not even born when the national park was created,” the minister noted.Gutiérrez said that the Ministry will not allow any of the demonstrators to enter park lands, and that the Prosecutor’s Office has been instructed to take action against anyone who breaks the law.Court-ordered protectionThe arrival of this new group of gold miners occured just a few days after the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ordered the government to outline a plan to protect Corcovado from ongoing illegal actions from gold miners, poachers and loggers.The ruling responded to a group claim filed by the Costa Rican Federation for Environmental Conservation (FECON), the Environment Ministry’s Workers’ Union, and the NGO Preserve Planet.FECON President Mauricio Álvarez said in a news release on Monday that in addition to this new group of gold miners, Corcovado is being threatened by poachers, loggers “and the permanent presence of 400 gold miners who are destroying the park with dynamite and heavy machinery.”Environmental groups for decades have denounced the government’s lack of action against gold miners who destroy vegetation and forests, and dump large amounts of sediments into the rivers and therefore to the sea.The claim filed before Sala IV cites numerous documented examples from scientific research and on-the-ground inspections that concluded that gold miners’ actions are severely reducing populations of several species of animals and plants.One of those reports said park rangers and experts found that gold miners in a section of the park used dynamite to remove some 10 square kilometers (3.8 square miles) of material, equivalent to some 2,000 waste trucks full.“This is equivalent to medium-scale open-pit mining,” the document states.President Luis Guillermo Solís and Minister Gutiérrez  officially inaugurated infrastructure works for $2.4 million in Corcovado National Park last Friday. Solís said the investment should help increase tourism in the park and in the Osa Peninsula.Corcovado is home to 50 percent of the country’s species and harbors 3 percent of the world’s biodiversity. National Geographic famously referred to Corcovado as “the most biologically intense place on Earth.”Other publications and rankings have also placed Corcovado among the best national parks in the world.Recommended: Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Low Mortgage Rates Spur Refinances

first_imgLow Mortgage Rates Spur Refinances Share June 14, 2016 483 Views Total refinance volume between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac increased in April due to falling mortgage rates, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).The report also found that mortgage rates decreased in April, falling from 3.69 percent in March to 3.61 percent. Total refinances from the GSEs in April were 168,212, and total refinances this year are 597,697.According to the FHFA, 6,347 refinances  were complete through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), bringing total refinances from the inception of the program in 2009 to 3,406,890. HARP refinances represented four percent of total refinance volume.The FHFA found that 6 percent of the loans refinanced through HARP had a loan‐ to‐value ratio greater than 125 percent, and borrowers with loan‐to‐value ratios greater than 105 percent accounted for 22 percent of the volume of HARP loans.Twenty six percent of HARP refinances for underwater borrowers were for shorter‐term 15‐ and 20‐year mortgages, the FHFA said. In addition, HARP refinances represented 10 or more percent of total refinances in Florida and Georgia, more than double the 4 percent of total refinances nationwide over the same period.HARP was established April 1, 2009 to assist homeowners unable to access a refinance due to a decline in their home value. The program is designed to provide these borrowers with an opportunity to refinance by permitting the transfer of existing mortgage insurance to their newly refinanced loan, or by allowing those without mortgage insurance on their previous loan to refinance without obtaining new coverage.HARP enhancements took effect in 2012 to increase access to the program for responsible borrowers. The program was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013, and was extended to expire on December 31, 2015. On May 8, 2015, HARP was extended again to expire December 31, 2016.center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News FHFA Mortgage Rates Refinance 2016-06-14 Staff Writerlast_img read more

Long time resident Jeff Buderer right left Arcos

first_imgLong time resident Jeff Buderer (right) left Arcosanti for Texas soon after the Paradox Conference.Jeff spent much of his time at Arcosanti trying to foster theidea of sustainable living and building in the Project.Also pictured Victor Arcos. A close up of the stairs and his glowing window from outside. October 4, 2001DeparturesTasuku Matsuyama, a resident/construction volunteer for 9 months, is leaving this weekend to return to Japan.He did an amazing job of transforming his spartan room in E.C.1 into a very cool Japanese style living space.Lit stairs lead up to a loft/sleeping space with privacy screens that can slide open for air.Due to the fact Shoji gami (special paper for screens) is rare in Arizona,he used canvas to allow the passage of light.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] center_img Metalshop manager Sean Oehler also left Arcosanti recently.Here he is working on the decorative railing around the stairway encircling ECIII.last_img read more

Larnaca police investigating assault and battery against two men

first_imgLarnaca police are investigating a claim of assault and battery against two men, 32 and 38, a report said on Wednesday.According to the report, a 22-year-old man from Larnaca filed a complaint on Tuesday night that around 9.15pm he was in open space with some friends of his near the Antonis Papadopoulos football stadium, in order to discuss with another group of men certain differences between them.Amid the discussion, the man claimed, a 32-year-old man from Tsiakkillero, Larnaca, and a 38-year-old from Larnaca, father of one in the other group, and assaulted the 22-year-old, punching him in the head.The 32-year-old also assaulted a 19-year-old from Larnaca, hitting him and kicking him.The 22-year-old said he was able to escape, but the two men chased him in their car, and he sought refuge in a nearby residence.An ambulance was called to the scene and transported the 22-year-old to the Larnaca general hospital, where on-call doctors found a hematoma on his scalp, neck and chest pain, and admitted him as a precaution.The 19-year-old did not go to the hospital for treatment, police said.Larnaca police continues to investigate the case.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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